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Old 09-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #466
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I found this meme on Facebook. It says it all...

Saw this on facebook a couple weeks back too, and while I kinda get it, it doesn't really make sense. When someone says "don't leave your purse in full view in your car", I'm not offended and don't think it presumes my natural state is thief. It implies that a thief's natural state is thief and that they're opportunistic. When people tell women not to dress a certain way, it's not offensive to me at all in a personal way. It implies that a rapist's natural state is rapist; not all men. The offensive thing about statements like that is that nobody have ever been raped for dressing a certain way; they were raped because some shitbag saw an opportunity to violate someone. "don't dress that way" is beyond dumb, but not for the reason stated in the graphic. More often than not it just comes down to being in the wrong place at the wrong time
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #467
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The offensive thing about statements like that is that nobody have ever been raped for dressing a certain way; they were raped because some shitbag saw an opportunity to violate someone. "don't dress that way" is beyond dumb, but not for the reason stated in the graphic.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #468
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yeah, I was going to respond to Pearl that I did not want her to think I was picking on her. and looking back not all my posts in here have stayed on target, as I stated when I started this thread. and we do meander in here quite a bit.

I could say on the absolutely disgusted, repugnant scale, the article rates on the very low side for me. awhile back I think I saw something where they were making bras with falsies for little girls. that is more disturbing

traffic in here is down, I blame all the social media, people would rather post about themselves than interact with other people.
47% of people are only in it for themselves and don't care about other people or what they think.

Its OK, deep. Like I said, we all have our own levels of disgust, and no I didn't think you were picking on me.

I blame the slow traffic here on the band not putting an album out. Maybe social media has some blame in this, but when U2 is off the radar, this place gets quiet. Look at the regulars in EYKIW, they're ripping their hairs out because there's no new songs to analyze to death.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #469
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^I was about the say the same thing, about U2's dormancy.

I found Interference while trying to get tickets to U2 show in Japan back in 2006. When the band starts doing something new traffic old and new should pick up.

Thank goodness it's a little slower. . .I can actually keep up with all the threads for once!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #470
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It's slow but must be more than just the lack of touring or new album. I remember years ago, I'm talking like six, eight, ten years ago I could barely keep up with any of the subforums here. If you didn't check in for 12 hours or so, threads would be off the first page. Not just FYM but generally speaking.
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It's slow but must be more than just the lack of touring or new album. I remember years ago, I'm talking like six, eight, ten years ago I could barely keep up with any of the subforums here. If you didn't check in for 12 hours or so, threads would be off the first page. Not just FYM but generally speaking.
Yep. Not even all that long ago either. Maybe deep's right, that people would rather talk about themselves. There's always a natural loss of interest, people drifting away. I lose interest when checking in and threads aren't moving, no new posts, etc.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:08 AM   #472
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I wouldn't blame this on narcissism. I really do believe lack of U2 news is causing the slow down here. Things were quite busy during the last two tours.

Yes, social media may play a role. There are Facebook groups, Twitter hashtags and I would think Instagram has groups (I wouldn't know, I don't use Instagram). But I don't think narcissism is to blame; some people found other groups to join.

Hey, at least we in FYM are busy, and we can thank an election year for that!
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Far more guests here too than posting members, not just in FYM but all over the forum. Seems to be a trend.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #474
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I'm here just 'cause I've been part of this site for years . Things are kinda slow depending on where you go, but I still like talking with the people who are here. It's always nice to get new people, too, though, of course.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #475
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The controversial "Piss Christ" photograph by Andres Serrano that is going on view at a Midtown gallery tomorrow has really been bothering Catholic League president Bill Donohue. He told Fox News last week, "It seems like we have a protected class for Muslims as well as some other segments of our population. But when it comes to Christians, it's an all-out war." So now Donohue has created a video showing off his answer: An Obama bobblehead in a jar with feces.
Obama Bobblehead With "Feces": Catholic League's Answer To "Piss Christ": Gothamist

I swear I despise this guy. Always crying victim whenever the Catholic church is criticized, even when rightfully so. And this Obama bobblehead feces is disgusting and appalling beyond words.
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Bill Donohue is a grade A asshole!!!
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He's a fool. I'd say I pity the fool, but that's probably a waste of pity.

So now Obama's to blame for Piss Christ too?
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Wouldn't the best thing to do be not getting offended at the Obama feces? Is it really even a big deal?
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Since Obama is Christian isn't Donohue doing the same thing he is accusing Serrano of doing? So he's bashing what he says he's defending. Of course, I suppose the fuckwit is jumping on the Obama-is-really-a-Muslim bandwagon.
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