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Things that upset you (in general)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussion' started by M.E.R.255, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. wolf jani

    wolf jani Cutting down lolicons

    Yea. Sorry for getting off topic. My fault I can't just control myself when someone talks even a bit positively about real life military &/ war.
     
  2. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    No problem. I can understand with you there. I respect the soldiers myself, but not the wars.

    I'm tired of so many ads on tv lately. It's been getting to the point where even muting them isn't helping.
     
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  3. BTS_fan

    BTS_fan Banned

    I hate it when writers retcon certain things in their own story, or forget things that they already established. I got into a heated exchange over this on another forum a few weeks ago, but I just can't stand it when the canon is changed just to fulfill the wishes of the author (and in some cases, to pander to SJWs).
     
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  4. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member

    I also respect the soldiers. Did you not see that I said that I don’t support the idea of war? I just think world peace really isn’t feasible because there will always be oppression and injustice in this world and we can never truly erase it. War is just an inevitable part of life and I accept that fact. It’s just how I see things and this doesn’t mean everyone should feel the same way. It’s the soldiers that I respect for being willing to die for our freedom, not the fighting. There is a difference.
     
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  5. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    Oh this burns my biscuits! I've seen this happen on the X Files during s10 and 11.

    Reyes being reduced to a bad guy in X Files season 10 and 11. It made no sense and didn't fit her as a character as well.

    CSM being brought back at all in the aforementioned seasons. Especially since he was blown up in 'The Truth'!

    M and S being reduced to shells of who they were. Same goes with their relationship. And their son being pretty much evil.


    I did. Thing is, this kind of topic can spiral out of control, given people's many different points of view on it, it's why it's such a thorny topic at times. It's why I mentioned not talking further on it. I have nothing against your views, by the way. It's pretty much where I'm at as well. Only like @wolf jani mentioned, war isn't as black and white as just dealing with oppression and injustice. Corporations and nations also use it to make money, and so on.

    Here's what President Eisenhower said on the military industrial complex (and he served during WWII):



    "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist."

    Source: https://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
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  6. wolf jani

    wolf jani Cutting down lolicons

    The main flaw of my favorite anime of all. Naruto Shippuuden is how it goes againts it's own principles. I'll explain it in a spoiler.
    So basically for the part 1 of Naruto and early shippuuden Naruto was depicted as an hardworking ordinary man who could beat geniuses and destiny. But then it was revealed that His father was The fourth hokage AKA the strongest Ninja of his village and was also called the fastest Ninja ever and Naruto's mom came from one of the strongest ninja clans. But that's not all near the end of the show it was revealed that Naruto is the reincarnation of the son of a legendary demigod. Meaning that Naruto himself was also a genius with destiny.
     
  7. U.N. Owen

    U.N. Owen In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night ...

    The American Education System's love of test score and teaching to the test. The love of multiple choice has ruined my students' ability to argue and debate whenever I give exams. They say all the right words and ideas but don't put them in the correct order. I'm not asking you to memorize the concepts. I'm asking you to apply them that doesn't involve plugging in answers and seeing if they're correct.
     
  8. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    Season ending cliffhangers on TV really bother me.

    I know it's a way of increasing anticipation for the next season but I really don't want to wait for months to see a resolution.
     
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  9. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    Yea I'm no fan of those as well. And especially ones that either end badly and/or end up making no sense once you do get to see them. All of that build up and for what? *shrug* It ends up being wasted, all of that momentum.
     
  10. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    A good number of cliffhangers resolutions result in character death.
     
  11. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    Yep. And some end up where a character you liked ended up being either: A) evil; B) double crossing someone; C) said deaths end up being cheap and unearned.
     
  12. satopi

    satopi SM Ash is best Ash! All hail Champion Ash!

    The cost of basic medical in the US. I’ve always been terrified of getting hurt or sick just so I don’t have to pay a hefty bill (even with insurance) to get medicine. Getting a higher education is expensive and it’s even worse that you can barely get a decent paying job without a college degree. Application fees ruined my life since my broke younger self couldn’t afford it.
     
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  13. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member

    When people learn that I either support or am against something and automatically assumes that I’m on a certain agenda and side. For instance, I don’t support Trump and I most certainly don’t approve of his actions but then Trump supporters think that I’m some liberal Democrat and are for socialism or something but I’m not! I refuse to be affiliated with any political parties and I truly am an independent voter. I’m fine with it because I think that I should vote for whomever I think will do a better job using my own judgment and not because any political party says I should. I also hate how people think that just because I support the troops that I automatically am okay with war and the damage it can cause. I’m not. I support the troops because I know they are working hard t protect every and are just doing their jobs. Just because I’m against the concept of war in general doesn’t mean that I can’t give support those who risk their lives daily for my safety. War is unfortunately an inevitable part of life and world peace can never truly be achieved in this lifetime and I’ve accepted that fact.
     
  14. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    Goodness, I loathe clickbait articles that go, "Which is better, X or Y?" then proceed to rip into X and heap praise on to Y...only to conclude the article by saying "So which is better? It depends on your preferences, each have their strengths and weaknesses".

    No. Just...no. You literally spent 10 minutes of my time bashing X only to give a non-committal answer because you're a coward who is being paid off by advertisers you don't want to lose by taking a strong stance.

    Absolutely no one reads an article like "What is better? X or Y" expecting an ambiguous answer. They read the article because they want clear pros and cons, and what someone to spoonfeed them a conclusion, because doing the legwork themselves is difficult and time consuming.

    Not only that, but the author basically did come to a conclusion by making the article so one-sided. So what was the point of concluding "people have different tastes" if anyone with half a brain could read the article and realize you were clearly bashing X.

    I use "X and Y" because this format is ALL OVER THE INTERNET. What is the best music player? Web browser? Shipping service? Search engine?

    Every single one ends with an inconclusive answer. And that's awful.
     
  15. Deadeye

    Deadeye H(a)unting...

    Not an upsetting thing but rather irritating.

    Someone says an emotion-based opinion or that they will act on their feelings. People around them are like "No, don't do it" and their reasons can wary between "doesn't help you in this and that", "*interprets it in exaggerated manner*" and "it's not the right thing to do". But when the same person tries to see reason, follows advice of others and pulls shorter end of the stick, people are like "let's react with indifference/apathy, not my problem, why should we care?". Why people even give advice if they don't care what happens to them if they follow that advice? What if the person could've made desired difference by following their emotions? More annoying is that it's so common. Grrrr...
     
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  16. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member

    I honestly think this controversy people have over Nike using the Betsy Ross American flag is extremely stupid and pointless! Just because Colonial America had slaves doesn’t mean that the flag is offensive. If it offends you so much then you also should never use one dollar bills or quarters and fifty dollar bills because George Washington And Ulysses S. Grant owned slaves, recognize the Declaration of Independence because Thomas Jefferson had slaves, and not learn about ancient Egypt because they had slaves. I understand slavery was an ugly part of American history but you can’t ignore the subject and not talk about it because then it’s avoiding history which in itself is a crime as no one will ever learn what really happened and the steps from preventing unpleasant events from happening again. And by the way Betsy Ross was from Pennsylvania which never legalized slavery and Mrs. Ross certainly never had any slaves so your claim that the flag represents slavery is useless.
     
  17. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    Electronics. It's been a strange week with me and them... first my joycon acts up and now the refrigerator decides it doesn't want to stay closed.
     
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  18. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member

    Sometimes the door to the fridge might not close if something big is in the path of the door closing.
     
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  19. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    Yea but that isn't the case on my end. Double checked on the hinge and what not. Hoping that it helps.
     
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  20. WizardTrubbish

    WizardTrubbish much more beastly

    A couple points:

    -as I understand the controversy, Kaepernick pulled the sponsorship not because of an inherent objection to the flag but because it had allegedly been appropriated by contemporary hate groups as a white supremacist symbols. I don't know if that actually happened, but that is something that does happen (ie pepe the frog)

    -Some bad history in your post - Slavery wasn't outlawed in Pennsylvania until 1780, and the legend of the Betsy Ross flag dates it to 1776. Also it's true Grant owned a slave, however, he was given to Grant by his father in law and Grant voluntarily freed him after less than a year because he morally opposed slavery.

    -There' a difference between not honoring slave owners and not talking about its history. We teach Egypt not because we think an ancient monarchy is a morally praiseworthy model for our society but because it's an important part of history and condemning slavery doesn't change that. We can still remember the Holocaust without constructing monuments to Hitler.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019

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