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Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:48 pm
by starrydreamer
sweettalk wrote:my comic book store is closing. my friends who work there will be scattering. i'll probably never see chris again after the 31st. not something i'm processing very well.

old gaming group is still talking smack abt me a month after i left. i'll let you connect the dots as to why i left in the first place. my bf is defending them because "i've always gamed with them". thanks, buddy.

dolores o'riordan died yesterday.

2018 Makes Early Bid for 'Worst Year in Revent Memory' is my current headline of the month.
Sorry to hear about all that. Hope things get better for you.

I'm really sorry to hear about your comic book store, though. I hate hearing about any small bookstore of any kind closing. I buy all my books online now (and most of the time read ebooks), but I love going into a local, non-chain bookstore.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:07 am
by sweettalk
as a bookie, you definitely get it - there's something about actual, paper books that feels good.

they're redirecting us to 138 comics, which apparently was started up by some old customers/friends of Villainous Lair. i don't want to go anywhere else, but if i have to, i'm gonna support these guys as much as i can.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:45 pm
by stark

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:12 pm
by stark
Marches.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:25 pm
by starrydreamer
Those dumb and exclusionary pink knitted hats that the marchers wear. :roll:

I have so many friends who wear them proudly and I don't know how to tell them how those hats symbolize their exclusion of women of color and trans women.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:21 pm
by sweettalk
SJW's are some of the most racist, sexist, and prejudiced people. the hypocrisy is amazing.

i just ran into one who was so lost in her maze of wrong, i had to just hit the exit before i got lost too :lol:

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:58 pm
by stark
TV commercials.......just send in $19 a month to help us.

Pretty tired of the ASPCA repeatedly showing us the sad, abused puppies and kittens to urge our donations.
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7VSI/aspca-negl ... ed-animals

Maybe they could learn a thing or two from the Shriners who are asking for the same $19 but at least they show us some upbeat success stories of the kids!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yaT8pLykL0

Now if they could just get rid of those hats!

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:58 pm
by stark
Buy one for $40
or
Get two for $60

I don't want a 50% discount on the second one, I don't need a second one, I don't want a second one.
I don't care if it's a soda at the local 7-11 or a pair of shoes at Skechers.

How 'bout just selling me one for $30????

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:16 pm
by starrydreamer
stark wrote:Buy one for $40
or
Get two for $60

I don't want a 50% discount on the second one, I don't need a second one, I don't want a second one.
I don't care if it's a soda at the local 7-11 or a pair of shoes at Skechers.

How 'bout just selling me one for $30????
I do dislike the whole "Buy 1, get one 50% off." Can I just get 25% off the one? Oh well - I usually just buy one and forego the "deal."

You wear Skechers?

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:50 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
The whole 'get 50% off the 2nd if you buy one' really only works at restaurants when two of us eat out. Then they're pretty handy. ;)

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:08 pm
by stark
starrydreamer wrote: You wear Skechers?
Just on my one good foot.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:14 pm
by stark
School shootings!

And the really bad part is that there is no good solution in sight to prevent it from happening again.

So now, the next step in the process is for the shooter to plead "Not Guilty" in court.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
If I heard a newscaster correctly, this was the SEVENTEENTH school shooting this year.
:o :( :o :( :o :(
So, that could mean there will be another one in just two or three days.
Fu@k. :evil:

ETA: I got the number wrong. There have been EIGHTEEN school shootings in the US. :shock:

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:59 pm
by sweettalk

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:41 pm
by Ballerina
There is a way - if not 100% prevent, but certainly would cut down on the number of incidents. It happens in schools because these cowards know it's just shooting fish in a barrel. Silently arm 3 or 4 teachers, don't say who they are - just put the word out that THIS SCHOOL IS ARMED. I'd say that would be a huge deterrent.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:15 am
by BaroqueAgain1
That might work...if it weren't for the fact that many of these troubled young men don't seem to care about their own survival.
If they expect to die, either in a shoot-out with authorities or by their own hand, knowing that a few teachers are armed might not matter to them. They could just add 'shoot-out with that teacher I hate' to their twisted agenda. :(

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:37 am
by Tessablue

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:49 am
by Ballerina
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:That might work...if it weren't for the fact that many of these troubled young men don't seem to care about their own survival.
If they expect to die, either in a shoot-out with authorities or by their own hand, knowing that a few teachers are armed might not matter to them. They could just add 'shoot-out with that teacher I hate' to their twisted agenda. :(
Then why is it that the majority of these killers choose to shoot themselves the minute armed personnel show up? Their goal is to kill as many people as possible, and what better place than a school. They don't seem to choose initiating a rampage in a police station. It would work in that a lesser number of kids would be killed thereby making the next guy think twice about using a school as a target. But, then, in their homicidal rage they'd probably find another target. I don't think any more gun laws need to be written because anyone who wants a gun will get a gun regardless of a gazillion laws. The minute the anti gun contingent starts yelling about limiting weaponry to the general public, the general public goes out and buys a gun.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:19 am
by Tessablue
Man, imagine what it must be like to hear about these incidents and think "Guns are good and I must defend them. We need more guns."

Yet another one of those shameful legacies my generation has to tear down and rebuild, I guess.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:10 am
by Ballerina
Tessablue wrote:Man, imagine what it must be like to hear about these incidents and think "Guns are good and I must defend them. We need more guns."

Yet another one of those shameful legacies my generation has to tear down and rebuild, I guess.
Let me ask you this. If someone approaches you aiming a gun at you, wouldn't you want to be carrying, as well. Sad to say - it wasn't always this way so it's the current generation that is causing the problem. It's now kill or be killed and until the good guys show the bad guys they are not going to get away with their ****, it's not going to change. Illinois has the strongest gun laws in the Union and the most crime. Texas has the most guns and the least crime.