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A_Ron_Hubbard said:Travis said:Shit! They're on to us. SHUT IT DOWN! Go ghost, we're burned!
You guys are going to do Gattaca? That would be very exciting news.
Anonymous’s statements were ugly. If you are a Catholic and you think that Pride is a specific weaponized and targeted attack on your faith, then that says more about how you view your faith than about anything to do with Pride. He thinks Catholics are <1% of the population, like that’s some kind of persecution permission slip, while they are really closer to 20% of the population. He’d, I’m sure, argue that he means “Traditional” Catholics and most Catholics don’t qualify thus allowing him to feel superior to other members of his faith as well.
This is the thing that I have always struggled with: Why there is even a problem? This should be so basic. It's just people wanting to live their lives in the same manner as everyone else. The right to live and love and take part in the world as people. Who cares who someone loves? What does it matter to you, living your life? In what way is your life changed if your LGBT neighbor gets married? None in the least. So where is the problem? Why is this even a thing? It's just people loving each other. Why do people even get to shame people for loving who they love? How would anyone who hasn't been held to any scrutiny feel if suddenly they were? I hate this whole thing so much. It should be so obvious. Is religion really meant to be a pass on simply being good to people? Even if you harbor these ridiculous hateful feelings inside, it just shouldn't be your choice. Individual rights to peace and equality should always supersede religious ones. Always. It's just so obvious. I don't get it.
EDIT: My wife made a friend recently who had a teenage daughter who was trans and killed herself. That woman has made it a social media stance saying basically "if you don't support LGBT rights, I don't know what to do with you and don't want to interact with you." How could she not? It becomes a representation of what killed her daughter. All the judgment and hate and complexity of just wanting to live as who you are. Even having no personal stakes in it, I get closer and closer to that point every day. I mean, that line represents a fundamental thing that I can't reconcile. Like I said, it should just be so obvious and the severe damage that this culture does to people so needlessly. I mean, seriously why? On both fronts: why does this bother you so much? and Why do you feel like you have the right to cast judgment on people? How do you feel righteously empowered to create policies that take rights away from people because you don't "approve" of the way they live their lives when it doesn't effect you in literally any functional way? Why? I'll never understand. Does Anonymous have any understanding of how harmful that culture is? (I mean I guess not because "it's harder to be a traditional catholic than LGBT in 2019." Give me a break with that.)
Great thread idea, @cdrive!
Total nostalgia play, but I have to go with the CD Trader. It wouldn't be too impressive now-a-days (though he moved to a bigger location that was a better fit, just too far to really make the journey any form of regular happening, then the internet happened), but it was my first non-corporate cool record store as a teenager. Little hole in the wall used joint, but he got the coolest shit. Bootleg concerts (videos and cds), cool indie rock records, great owner who spun great tunes I had never heard while I was shopping, buy 8 get 1 punch card(that I would somehow always misplace when I needed it so I always had like 4 cards with 3 or 4 punches). In a dumb sort of way that is basically lost now in the wake of Spotify and iTunes and Amazon that place made a real mark on my life. Stuff I NEVER would have gotten my hands on otherwise. We used to go out there once a month or so and just fish for hours. Man, I loved that spot. Really sad to see those types of places go obsolete.
Don't get me wrong, I use Amazon constantly and I really appreciate having the ability to just dial something up, almost no limitations on how obscure it may be, and get it in a couple of days. It is SUPER useful. That said, it also feels like things just aren't special anymore. There is no more "I can't believe I found this! I've wanted it for so long!" Now it's just "I'm so glad I remembered/gave myself permission to buy this." When you can just have anything that your wallet permits with a few clicks and generally free shipping, where's the excitement of a great find? I know the other side of the ledger is so much stronger, but it is a bummer. I'm envious of kids these days and their ability to basically have whatever they want for the cost of only a couple of subscriptions, but in a way I think the work, and the fear of things being out of stock or just completely un-find-able made it so much more gratifying when you came home with something cool. The experience is so disposable now-a-days.
ken hale said:Ben said:The massive pile on from critics and "fans" probably hasn't helped either. I hope him and Rose come out stronger from the other side.Hunkulese said:dragons said:Hunkulese said:I hope he sorts things out but it's not really a reason to applaud him. He did check into an ultra luxurious resort that has a staff dedicated to making him feel better and help him out.