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Rant VIII: The Reckoning

Discussion in 'General' started by Cheesy1, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Tress

    Tress Now with 33% more crazy!

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    How about you just don't drive drunk? Wouldn't that be a crazy idea??
     
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    North_Ranger The Prokrastinator Staff Member

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    That's just horrible...
     
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    Didn't intend it as criticism of the Chinese. That's horrendous everywhere.
     
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    I don't know how widespread this problem is, but one of the things that bugs the shit out of me is what I'll call the "DUI culture" around here. What I mean by that is the mentality many people have that getting a DUI and/or driving drunk is perfectly normal. A friend of mine was dating a guy whose friends congratulated him when he got his first DUI, because he was finally "part of the club." They all had 2 or 3 DUIs, and they looked upon as some badge of honor. Every day we hear about professional athletes arrested for a DUI, and most people just shrug it off as some sort of "boys will be boys" thing. I'll often overhear random people in public talking about how they got "another DUI" like it's no big deal. One woman complained that the court installed a breathalyzer in her car that she had to blow into before it would start. Her complaint was that she got it after her third DUI, arguing that was too few. She felt you shouldn't have that until your fourth or fifth conviction.

    People don't see it as dangerous. They don't think about what could happen, or why society punishes people for it. They just see it as "the man" being uptight. You'll even hear some people joke that it's fun or that they drive better when they're drunk. I don't fucking get it. I'm not saying that the first time a person gets a DUI they should be tarred and feathered. I just think people should take them more seriously, at least acknowledge that it's bad to drive drunk. It's not a fucking joke.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 20, 2012 ---
    Oh, and while I was typing that I got an update on my SIL. All this is according to my dad, who got it from my mother, who heard it from my brother, so it's a bit like playing telephone. Basically the doctors don't know what started it all, but her symptoms are all related. She has some sort of chemical/electrical imbalance in her brain that's causing her to have seizures. This is coming completely out of the blue. She's 29 and has never had any kind of problem like this before. Apparently she's going to start some medication that will hopefully prevent any other seizures, but it won't fully take effect for another 2 weeks. So she can't drive or work during that time, and she has to be prepared for further problems until the medication can kick in.
     
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    Frank This is why we video gaming

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    Every DUI I've given has been near life ruining, since most of them were given to long haul truck drivers in the area I used to do general duty. DUI's in Alberta are an automatic license suspension with a 3 week temporary license to get your affairs in order followed by a mandatory 3 month suspension, regardless of conviction. If convicted it's another 12 months.

    Don't get a DUI here.
     
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    Professional drivers DUI deserve to lose their income for a while. They're playing with lives. I work in mobile security, I've send people home before because they were taking too many pain killers. I notice one who's drunk even one beer and he's gone. Cars, in the hands of people not responsible about their usage, kill. Just like guns :troll:
     
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    LordRendar Schadenfreude,is the best freude.

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    Stepping on one of those lego blocks will hurt like hell.
     
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    Dammit, stienman! How can you make me feel guilty for laughing so hard?!
     
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    Hylian Honorary Browncoat

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    My work has me so pissed off that I just want to walk out the door and never come back. I am not going to do it but I am so very tempted to yell at my boss and just walk out. I just want to go home and sit in a quiet room with the lights off and not think about work. I just want this day to end very quickly. I work my ass off and what do I get for it? Lies,blame,and a bunch of other bullshit. I am so freaking tired of it.
     
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    LittleSin Forum "Cthulhu"

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    Jet got bitten by another kid at the day care today.

    It broke the skin and looks really nasty.

    How did Jet take it? He cried...and then agreed to share the marker they were fighting over with boy. They were pitting dinosaurs against each other when I went to pick him up.

    This is a rant because I think the bite may be infected.
     
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    Was the kid a zombie?
     
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    Chad Sexington Scotch Drunk

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    Ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuck everything.
     
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    Look, we jsut had a thread over in Media saying fucking zombies is totally wrong. Now you read about zombie kids and your response is "fuck everything"? What are you, zombie Michael Jackson? :p
     
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    I'm hoping for werewolf.
     
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    You might want a doctor to look at it. All jokes aside, human bites are the worst.
     
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    LittleSin Forum "Cthulhu"

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    My cat just knocked my new laptop off the couch and cracked the screen!

    I'm going to drown the fucvki ng thing!

    CAT!
     
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    Your cat or the laptop? :p
     
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    Allen who is Quiet Where's your curly mustache at?

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    LittleSin Forum "Cthulhu"

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    ^
     
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    Human bites get infected almost 100% of the time. Dirty-mouthed humans.

    --Patrick
     
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    GasBandit Celt Z's 2D waifu (NOW HUSBAND APPROVED) Staff Member

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    No. 10-15%. It is just perceived that they get infected more often than other bites because often they go unreported unless an infection manifests.
     
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    Wife vs parents. Awesome
     
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    LittleSin Forum "Cthulhu"

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    Yours or hers?
     
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    She doesn't have any, soooooo...
     
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    You married Transgender Batman? Damn, I knew you were cool, but....

    (no disrespectm eant to people whosep arents have died and/or abandoned them)
     
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    I am utterly beside myself. Got a message from my husband that says he's getting on a flight in a few hours. His destination is in Europe. I don't know if he's staying there or being sent here via a 'round the world trip. I don't like the lack of info mixed with the oxymoron of military intelligence.
     
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    :( Sorry Wasabi. A lot of my female friends have had that same situation. How frustrating.
     
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    Luckily, I just heard from him again. Seems he's headed on a trip around the world before coming back here. Should be home before the weekend. And then there will be a whole other frelling mess to deal with.
     
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    Whle it s pretty crappy that he has back problems, and it will of course be a mess to get things sorted out and such, try to look on the bright side: I can think of approximately 125,000 worse reasons for your husband to come home early from his deployment.

    Also, I'll wave at passing aircraft for a while ;)
     
  32. WasabiPoptart

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    LOL! Thanks Bubble. I know you're right about 125,000 worse things that would send him home. I am glad his is such a minor reason compared to some of the others. The mess I'm thinking of is related to lack of communication from his command. He didn't have an itinerary. He doesn't have orders for what he's doing when he gets here. Instead of telling him what's going on they have been in contact with his escort who has not passed info on to him, but just assumes he has also received it. It's a cluster fuck and some how it all comes back to make my husband look like he's an idiot.
     
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    Sounds like Nick's prom night :rimshot:

    More seriously, it always amazes me when things such as the armed forces show horrible internal communication skills. You'd expect such entities to have mastered the basics of good communications by now. This may be arelatively minor matter, but one can only guess at the amount of people injured/killed and loss of resources/opportunities caused by people not being aware of their orders, things not being properly explained,.... *sigh*
     
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    It's the armed forces. No matter the country, if it isn't done bass ackwards, tied up with a mile of red tape and trimmed with a healthy dose of complete asshattery, you're doing it wrong and you will get yelled at for it.
     
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    Yes. There are times when I am sure reporting such bites would be ... awkward.

    --Patrick