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Other What's ruining your life right now?

Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. perplekks45

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    What crisis exactly? This is part of the usual cycle between ice ages. It may be accelerated because of us humans, but it's still close to normal. Maybe it's time for humanity to wake up to the fact we're not destroying the planet but mainly our own little ecological niche we live in here. Lots of animals will survive longer than us.
     
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  2. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Wow.

    Someone else can reply to that, because.... just.... wow.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I mean..We ain't helping.

    But that subject aside, IMO humanity is going to kill itself. Feels like we're overdue another global conflict, and with the way global politics is spiralling around the toilet like deckchairs in a whirlpool, I doubt it'll take more than a generation or two for one to start. But we'll be better at wiping huge numbers of people off the global population this time.
     
  4. perplekks45

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    I just love it when I can get a reaction like this out of people. :naughty:

    Definitely a possibility. The main reason for the general peace between big nations hasn't changed since the end of WWII: fear of mutual destruction.
     
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  5. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    too add to my misery about being full of fever, and having a totally sore and dead arm...

    My mother decides to emotionally blackmail me, demanding i move the living room around ( moving large sofa's around, by myself, with one arm, while full of fever, in this heat ) when i said i would be unable to assist due to the doctors telling me to REST, she says she will do it on her own, overdose on her morphine when she puts her back out, and it will be MY fault

    i snapped and told her id had enough of her emotional blackmail, and she now wants to move into a 1 bedroom flat, in order to make me homeless
     
  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    That’s the kind of pessimism that makes me glad I probably only have 20 to 30 years left. Unfortunately I think you may well be right.
     
  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I fell out of the pessimist tree, hit every branch on the way down, then figured one could also eat the tree upon hitting the floor.

    But yeah. I'm not expecting to make it to 'the end' as it were without some spunktrumpet starting a big ol' war.
     
  8. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Job interview in 15 minutes and it's 36c in my room and I cannot have my fan running whilst on call's because it's to loud so I will be melting whilst having the interview.
     
  9. perplekks45

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    Good luck.
     
  10. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yeah good luck man :)
     
  11. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    I am convinced right now that being physically on fire would be cooler than sitting in my studio.
     
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    I hate, hate, HATE it when people use the wrong words for everyday things. It happens in any language, but I really can't stand it. Like in German, for whatever reason, people have begun saying "es ist versendet" for "it's been sent" when it should be "es ist versandt". FFS, it's not that hard to just use the proper words. But some morons started saying it wrong and now everybody does it.

    /rant

    I know that I'm doing this myself (sometimes unknowingly), but it drives me up the walls when I see it (even when it's me doing it).
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I do not speak German¹, but I'm guessing that's equivalent to "it's been sended" versus "it's been sent."

    1: I did do Duolingo for a bit, and for some reason have developed a habit of giving my children to the count of five to do something in German. It's weird: "one, two, three, four, five" and they carry on ignoring me; "eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf" and they're on the straight and narrow before the final syllable's left my lips. Go figure.
     
  14. _crazy_crazy_

    _crazy_crazy_ mi mum say's that i'm special

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    it works on animals too xD
     
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    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    The insanity of Royal Mail.

    I cannot just walk into the post office 200metres from my house and post a parcel.
    Oh no that is unacceptable.
    I have to buy and pay for postage online, print my own labels and take it to the 'delivery office,' which is the Post Office 200metres from my house.

    WTF? Why can't I just buy the same postage label from the Post Office, it's a Post Office.
     
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    You are absolutely correct.

    May it be that you say it in a cliché German pseudo-military voice? As in, syllables as hard and short as possible?
     
  17. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    There's another way to speak German?
     
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  19. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    The desk in my office room - the ****ing desk for ****'s sake - is warm to the touch.

    I've taken to sleeping on a towel to stop me waking up every 30 or so minutes in a puddle of sweat. Have you ever tried sleeping on a towel? If it bunches up at all then that **** will dig right into you.

    Still. It's nice sitting outside though. Far more pleasant than being indoors!
     
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    Goatee Multimodder

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    My desk was 31c this afternoon. Same temperature as the wall of my office.
     

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