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Re-introduce yourself!A_Ron_Hubbard said:CretanBull said:My name is Greg, I live in Toronto and I develop programs aimed at reducing the youth crime rate for the provincial government. I love the Toronto Raptors almost as much as @Chinaski does
My milk comes in bags and I put pineapple where it belongs - on pizza.
Damn dude, I need to get you over on 3RT sometime to share what you're doing and what you've learned along the way!
Oh....you probably meant my job. Right. Any time
Turns out Chris Hardwick is a POSJust a reminder...Some people here have shared some intensely personal things and others have said/suggested that they've gone through similar experiences and major reason why more haven't come forward is because of this whole issue of not being believed, people demanding evidence of you etc.So while some of you are having a detached academic/legal debate please keep in mind for others here this isn't removed from their own personal experience. We can accept that the legal system has established thresholds for evidence but this isn't a courtroom, no one is being criminally charged and we aren't a jury. While you probably don't mean to, by focusing on the litigious side of things you're contributing to the type of environment that allows these types crimes to keep happening.If someone comes to you and tells you that they have lung cancer, don't be the a-hole that responds with "well, you could have quit smoking and you didn't". Be the decent person who offers empathy and understanding.
What Would You Do?So...this is what happened.and 2 others.
We got to chatting as he was working and I was getting along pretty well with him, we were laughing and joking around. After I while I felt pretty comfortable asking him and I said, "Listen, there's something I want to ask you..." and he cut me off and said "About the pizza, right?"
He said that he saw it on the counter and thought that it had been left there for him since he was working at dinner time - I left for work at 4:30pm...my gf came home at 7pm and he was gone, so he did his work sometime between 4:30-7:00. He told me that he ate a slice, then noticed the note that I'd left for my gf after he'd eaten it and didn't know what to do. He said that he regretted not leaving a note of his own and spent the whole night worrying that he'd get fired. His plan was to come and do the work today (he wasn't expecting me to be home) and order a pizza and leave it for us with a note explaining what happened. He seemed sincere, and I believed him. I told him that we didn't care about the pizza, we were just worried that other things might have gone missing...when I said that he went pale and told me that it didn't even occur to him. In criminology we call that an absence of mens rea - he was looking at the situation the way an innocent person would and lacked a guilty mind.
It turn out well!
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Gina Carano / Disney Star WarsPeeps said:calebthrower said:Peeps said:Hopefully this teaches everyone to only espouse accepted viewpoints and opinions.
Did my post seem to indicate that I didn't think that was the case?
To be clear, I don't care about Gina Carano. She is a largely forgettable actress. Disney can hire and fire whoever they want. The larger idea that only people who are "on the right side of history" are employable, though, is more than a little concerning.
Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER DISCUSSION*rkcrawf said:cdrive said:Man...I've been hearing this shit sucks. As in, the WORST of all 9 movies. No fucking way could it be as bad as Phantom Menace, right? .....right? I'm a little bummed about this pumping the brakes on my hype train. I was digging those red storm troopers with jet packs, and the return of B-Wings.
In Force Awakens, JJ ruined the original characters - he shit all over their arcs and completely trashed them. In Rise of Skywalker he finished the job by shitting all of their accomplishments. According to JJ, none of those characters amounted to shit and none of their accomplishments were worth anything.
In JJ's world, that's a picture of a bunch of fools celebrating their non-victory over a still living Emperor. Take note of Han's smile because its the last time you'll see him do it. JJ will destroy his marriage, have his beloved ship stolen, have his son turn out to be a psychopath and then kill him. It's not his critics who don't get Star Wars. It's JJ.
Rian understood the importance of balance. In Star Wars when one side gets too powerful, the other side is compensated. Rian presented a true to the original story where when one side of the forces rises in power, the universe compensates. Rian gave us a Luke who understood this. In the original films, Luke became a Jedi when he didn't fight (he literally threw his lightsaber away). Yoda taught him that ("Wars don't make great Warriors", "You won't need your weapons"). Luke's force projection in TLJ that so many people hate is the single most Jedi-like thing presented in any of the movies. He distracted his enemies long enough to allow his friends to escape and sacrificed himself in the process. That should sound familiar.
JJ doesn't understand (or maybe he does but doesn't care about) any of this. JJ does fan service. Rian pushed Star Wars forward (or tried to). People didn't like that. They didn't want new, they wanted old repackaged. Rian made a flawed but ambitious movie. Fans - most of whom I would also argue don't get Star Wars, at least not in terms of themes and mythology - didn't like that. So JJ came in with his eraser, killed the ambition and gave the trolls what they wanted. It would take a lot of convincing to make me believe that the damage that JJ's movies have done to Star Wars isn't worse than Jar-Jar and midichlorians.
Sorry @rkcrawf if this comes across as a personal attack of any sort, it isn't meant to...I just used your post as a springboard to rant because I've seen similar arguments made and I felt like sharing my 2 cents
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What music are you streaming?I'm beyond stoked to share this, I've mentioned it indirectly a few times when I've hinted at a future Softcult some that is a massive hit in the waiting...here it is, finally released.
I can't say enough about the brilliance of these lyrics:boys will be boyswill be boyswill be boysshe'll never speak againyou'll only tell her that it never happenedcan't even trust a friendthey might just leave you for deadand then they say "boys will be boys"but these "boys" are menand these girls didn't ask to be touched by themit's not where she wasit's not how she dressedand it's not her fault you don't know what consent isif there's one in your companyi wonder when they're gonna come for meboys will be boyswill be boyswill be boyssorry i did it againopened my mouth and now you're all threatenedavoid the point like the truth is a weaponi'll aim it right at your neck thenwhen they say "boys will be boys"but these "boys" ain't shitand these girls shouldn't have to put up with itit's not where she wasit's not how she dressedand it's not her fault you don't know what consent isif there's one in your companyi wonder when they're gonna come for meand it must be nice for you to feel safewhen you walk down the streetbut if you lay a hand on my sister againyou might lose some fucking teethboys will be boyswill be boyswill be boys
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