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Messages - Reginald Ret

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Given that outcomes for child performers have a strong history of turning out negative... I can't help but think that paid performance by children should be illegal, including all forms of pageants.
Agreed.

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Fukken elektrick stove, REAL COOKING REQUIRES GAS!

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Hah! Well said.

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Nigel, you can do this. Ignore the comments of those fools who say they sailed through it.
You are there to learn, and that is more work than simply jumping through the hoops.
They may have passed the tests but your goal is higher, you actually want to understand what is going on and you do.

I hope your dog can have a good death, insofar as such a thing exists.
Your kid will get over it, I know it hurts but it won't last forever.


unwanted advice trigger warning.

Get the presentation prepared but don't worry about the slides quality, the slides are quite meaningless if your story is clear, and you know this stuff.
it can take as little as 10 minutes if you half-ass it properly.

Get some sleep, get the fuck outside, and know that I wish you the best in all three problem areas.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 21, 2015, 09:44:56 pm »
Suddenly, there came a tapping

 :lulz:
:lol:

Only this, and nothing more

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I don't know about the USA, but in Canada it's not legal for an employer to badmouth a former employee to a possible future employer.

If negative comments are not allowed then references from previous employers are pointless.

I'm not sure if that is good or bad.

If they were not happy with a former employee, they can say they would prefer not to comment. Which tells a potential employer all they need to know. So, it pretty much amounts to the same.
I forgot the law is easily fooled by such tricks.

That reminds me of a joke.

A woman sues a man for defamation of haracter, charging that he called her a pig. The man is found guilty and made to pay damages. After the trial he asks the judge, "Does this mean that i can no longer call Ms. Harding a pig?"
The judge says, "That is correct."
"And does it mean that I can't call a pig Ms. Harding?"
"No," says the Judge, "you are free to call a pig Ms. Harding. There is no crime in that."
The man looks Ms. Harding in the eye and says, "Good afternoon, Ms. Harding."

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I don't know about the USA, but in Canada it's not legal for an employer to badmouth a former employee to a possible future employer.

If negative comments are not allowed then references from previous employers are pointless.

I'm not sure if that is good or bad.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 21, 2015, 06:21:21 am »
I am apologise unconditionally Show me the post.
That is 8 words, you fail!

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Religion and Your Body.
« on: May 20, 2015, 06:57:21 am »
It is, in fact, coming across a bit like "shut up, woman, you aren't even talking about the real problem, which is men's bodies being controlled by the church".

Which seriously as far as I can tell is not even in the same ball park of being as big of a focus by religion.

No. You're still missing the point. The problem isn't who is being victimized, it's that anyone is being victimized at all

(with the secondary problems that society is being influenced by irrational superstition and by people who are overzealously obsessed by stupid bullshit like ancient traditions [the number of actually worthwhile ideas that anybody came up with prior to the renaissance is so small that they could probably all be listed on one page; anything ancient is suspect at best]).
Let me try to translate the situation in a way that does not polarize the discussion:
Team 1: Religion tries to control women's lives, this is bad.
Team 2: Religion tries to control everyone's lives, this is worse.
Team 1: Women have it way worse than men, so talking about women is the main part of the discussion here.
Team 2: Gender is irrelevant to control being bad!

So Team 2 is saying that the suffering of women is irrelevant, and Team 1 is saying that women are not a subset of everyone.
Congratulations, you have both failed to communicate.



... Trying not to polarize didn't work at all!

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wooo!

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Have you tried being supportive? Buying him a beer maybe? And if he talks about it let him and if he asks for advice then you can chime in.
Seconded.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:28:36 am »
In the end, nobody cared.
Nobody noticed much of anything.
Their struggle was for naught.
We all become monsters eventually.
Wow, so true.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Sailors Tale
« on: May 19, 2015, 10:57:38 am »
Nah, I prefer reading unfinished drafts to not reading anything.
I like it, though the moral is not really funny, just confusing until you realize it is just sillyness.


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