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    The Rant Thread (v1.3)

    Apparently I'm feeling confrontational this week. One of my brothers just tried to tell me the hairstylist in Texas had every right to ignore the Governor's statewide order closure and should not be fined for breaking the law and it was perfectly fine for the Lt. Gov. to pay the fines she was given. He also tried to tell me had she been in south Dallas she would have been tried the same. Which lets be honest is the biggest bunch of b.s. ever!!!! And I'm not gonna lie it absolutely enrages me that he would say that. I'm not exactly sure wen my beloved little brother become a right wing blow hard but here we are....

    I also got tired of my KP's best friends new wife trying to play the pity me card about them not being able to rent a house all over facebook and corrected some of her facts. Yes your credit matters, yes you have always had to make 3x the rent and yes you are responsible for an application fee. But really what gets you is your rental history and having multiple previous evictions doesn't look good! Also maybe if you had a job you guys would make 3x the rent. She deleted my comment.

    Did I mention said best friend asked two people (KP and I) who bother suffer from depression and anxiety if we thought he should he go after sole custody of his son, our godson, because his ex was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

    What the hell is wrong with people?!?!?!?!?
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    I think one of my neighbors has a touch of Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy or something like it. (Or maybe just Drama Queen-itis LOL). A few years ago, one of their cats got out and was gone for about a year. The whole neighborhood was looking for him, and eventually a couple of us lured him into a carrier and got him home. HUUUUUUGE drama and oh-so-happy, etc. - and then they let him out again not too long after, and he was never seen again. Another cat has gotten into several scuffles with local feral cats, etc., and recently got Bobcat Fever. He's lucky to have survived. HUUUUUUUGE drama - and he's right back outside. All their cats are completely tame and litter box trained. Plus the dog......they got a dog last year, and she won't stay in the fenced back yard, oh no, they have to tie her to a tree out front where she barks loudly. (She's not out all the time, but they leave her for several hours.) And of course she's gotten away several times. HUUUUUGE drama again.

    Yeah I know this rant is also HUUUUGE drama! LOL But these people shouldn't have pets to just have them repeatedly getting loose and getting hurt/sick to get attention about how wonderful they for getting them taken care of. OK I'm done now.

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    with you on this hawk,i will not have an animal i can not take care of completely and be responsible for its safety
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Are people that stupid to get the Coronavirus? Now that people are going to beaches because they're complaining about reopening very badly. Well, you all got your wish as well as just desserts.

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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    I don't know why my views are deemed wrong and when I make positive suggestions I get rebuked. I feel like I'm basically being told to shut up. I feel that if you have an opinion then you should be able to express it. This whole issue is just giving me negative feelings, like there is a cloud hanging around me. What did I do to deserve such a negative reaction?
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I don't know why my views are deemed wrong and when I make positive suggestions I get rebuked. I feel like I'm basically being told to shut up. I feel that if you have an opinion then you should be able to express it. This whole issue is just giving me negative feelings, like there is a cloud hanging around me. What did I do to deserve such a negative reaction?
    If this is in reference to the race discussion over in thinking about, then plain and simple, black people get tired of being talked over by white people. White people need to learn to shut up and listen. Your opinion isn't more important or more valid than a black person's when it comes to issues of race. In fact, as white people, our opinions on the matter are inherently invalid because we benefit from a society that gives us privileges which biases us, often subconsciously, but sometimes consciously, against black people. Id think about why you feel the need to invalidate black voices in this issue.
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    If this is in reference to the race discussion over in thinking about, then plain and simple, black people get tired of being talked over by white people. White people need to learn to shut up and listen. Your opinion isn't more important or more valid than a black person's when it comes to issues of race. In fact, as white people, our opinions on the matter are inherently invalid because we benefit from a society that gives us privileges which biases us, often subconsciously, but sometimes consciously, against black people. Id think about why you feel the need to invalidate black voices in this issue.
    Respectfully, I want to introduce a more nuanced view here.

    Anybody is entirely right in condemning the rioting. It is dangerous, destructive, wasteful, and enormously counterproductive (in that it muddies an issue that is so much better to deal with when the sides are clear, before the insertion of mass violence).

    But not understanding the real and present experiential issues that minorities endure in both generational and current life is also flawed. Without taking the life experiences of "the other" into consideration it is impossible to make sense of the current breakout of violence. And making sense of it is vital to finding a lasting resolution.

    In regards to the prejudice of Americans, it has been my experience that, in all cases where prejudice is possible (a tricky way of saying "in all cases") the less prejudice one believes oneself to be, the greater the prejudice the person displays.

    Why? Because prejudice is a biologically programmed survival mechanism. As such, it operates primarily at a subconscious level. Unless one is willing to admit that the prejudice exists, and put the psychic effort into dragging it into the light so it can be dealt with conciously, it will continue to operate invisibly in each human.

    I think everybody here is familiar with the idea of "confronting the shadow." This concept is not something that exists only in the lala land of quasi-mystical woo-woo. It is extremely practical and must be applied to regular daily life.

    What I have described in terms of dealing with one's natural and inherent prejudice (above) is one example of the practicality of "confronting the shadow."
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    All Lives Matter is complete bullcrap if people think that Black Lives Matter is completely irrelevant to them.

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    thing is if we cannot overcome this issue in our society there will not be any lives to be concerned about as our country may end up as just a burned out hulk of what it was supposed to be a bastion of freedom and connection for all of its citizens not a place ruled by repression and the power of the gun as opposed to to the power of love and connection of everyone as brothers and sisters of a true democracy and a enlightened shining city on that fabled hill
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    The whole thing with "all lives matter" is Whataboutism. On my local news sites, whenever someone posts the Covid numbers, someone will say it doesn't kill as many as abortion does. Always some comparison to something that is NOT the topic. Of course all lives DO matter - but at the moment we're talking about a specific life or group of lives. Their egos have to make it be about them and their interests, all the time, every time. Somewhere along the line, that biblical thing about how "God so loved the world..." became "God so loved me and only me". It's frustrating.

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