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Things that piss you off.

Discussion in 'Random' started by EzikialRage, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. yellowhitey

    yellowhitey New Member

    in relation to my recent post, I've noticed there are more people in grocery lines, after they've paid for their groceries, balk, stall or wait for whatever reason before taking their bags. Meanwhile, the cashier rings or checks your stuff and puts them in a bag, then he/she places your stuff near the previous shopper's groceries. And the shopper who stopped for whatever reason begins taking their bags putting them in their carts and "accidentally" taking one of yours. This happened to me twice a few months ago and had to tell the other shopper they took one of my bags. It almost happened to me again several times which made me resort to gesturing to the cashier to personally hand me my bag of groceries each time they bag it.

    Majority of the shoppers whom I've had confrontations over this are/were middle aged people, mostly women. I'm 23 but look 17. I don't know if it's because they assume I'm a naive juvenile that they think they could get away with it. :/
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  2. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Actually, 23 is still on the naive side (not that you see that at 23 but when you turn 40 you will begin to understand). Still sucks they disrespect you like that.

    What I hate is when some kid at the grocery packs my groceries so they get crushed and then give me a dirty look if I bitch about it. I mean it is my effing money I am spending and I didn't buy bread with a dent in it so don't give it to me like that. I don't care how busy they think they are, the customers behind me will wait. Don't put heavy stuff on light stuff, wet stuff with dry stuff, or hard stuff with soft stuff. It is not exactly rocket science to pack groceries, it is a job like any other, take a little pride in it or get another one.
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  3. rnishimura

    rnishimura Well-Known Member

    I like how when I buy 20 packs of DVD-R media they toss it all in a bag upside down or sideways.
    You'd think they've never used a DVD-R disc before.

    Oh and 720x407 or whatever rips. Beggars can't be choosers I guess. I mean does it really save you that much space or upload time?

    I also hate it when I put some new Mp4 movie on my USB drive and my blu-ray player won't play it. It occurs only about 10% of the time, but all the new releases are now like this.
    Maybe there is some new encoding method being used that breaks compatibility? All the new Imouto releases I have to re-encode myself. No big deal.

    Haha, not a fan of MKV because I love watching "rips" on the big TV screen and this container seems to be the least compatible. I found a cool program called "mkvavi2mp4" that fixes that without re-encoding though.
    I must be the only person who has multiple blu-ray players on my TV just for supporting multiple file formats. Most devices don't support WMV it seems. A lot of them now don't support DIVX anymore or won't play XVID if they do!

    I wish also these so called "1080p HD" movies had video/picture quality worthy of it. The HD on most things rarely impresses me.

    Oh and Firefox's 29+'s interface. Totally annoying and ugly.

    All browsers on Tablet's. Why does it have to leave all my old searches open and usually on my start page? Why no private mode always enabled? Probably for spying on you.
    All android devices seem like a huge spyware device used to track and target you for ads. I think they target you based on ip and not cookies now.

    I'm too poor for fancy I-devices, but i'd trust Amazon or Apple more than Google.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
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  4. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Probably a good idea to give Google a break. They are one of the biggest targets of censorship by corporations and governments which constantly threaten and harass them because their search engine was never made to obey any laws except one: help its' users find what they are looking for. So sure, they are not as technically advanced as older more established companies but at least they have a history of actually going to bat for a free internet. That is more than Amazon has ever done and wouldn't it be nice if Apple cared about more than their bottom line? Not that Google is a saint mind you but they have been forced to see the ugly side of the copyright monopoly and being in court so often over it has to have changed their view on how a corporation should behave.
  5. Elldallan

    Elldallan Active Member

    I disagree, whatever you do don't give Google a break, if you do then they'll eventually assume like so many others that the users doesn't give a shit about a free internet etc.
    In the end all corporations exclusively care about their bottom line, everything else is just pretty glacing to distract the customers/general public. For Google to keep caring about a free internet etc we need to keep it up because it's when we go quiet they will start to think that it's cheaper to just comply with the MAFIAA and all the other trolls.
    And with a corporate slogan like "Don't be evil" they're pretty much asking to be targeted above everybody else.
  6. Summer-Time-Fun

    Summer-Time-Fun Well-Known Member

    Those who are too smart to engage in politics (that are punished) by being governed by those who are dumber - Plato
    Passive Citizens who pay extremely high income taxes, and traffic fees and are totally ok with it. Lazy entitlement citizens who put all their faith and freedom into expanding governments.

    In other words, Lazy a$$holes:
    White trash liberal beggars that invade city's like LA who are perfectly healthy enough to walk/talk clearly and are clean cut looking citizens. But still want to live off others. (I'm Caucasian by the way).
    There are disabled people, and people with personality disorders that can't hold a job. I get that and they do need help, and should get it.

    But my visit to LA and other parts of southern CA this year was a real eye opener. So many people with excuses as to why you should give them your money. If you go to the store, someone is usually walking up to you with the excuse that they have no gas in their car. Or they tell you that they left their wallet at home. Every day someone asked me for money. That's what you get for being a Liberal, falling for all the environmental-special-interest hippie crap that the elites feed you while funneling your hard eared money into new and evolving phantom organizations.

    They deserve what they get.

    Those who are too smart to engage in politics will be punished by being governed by those who are dumber - Plato
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
  7. Elldallan

    Elldallan Active Member

    How typically 'Murican. What creates "Passive Citizens" is neither high income taxes nor expanding governments, it's ridiculous two party systems like the one the United States has.
    It makes people feel that they have zero power to affect government, and in reality they're absolutely right, you gave away all your power to affect to the professional bribers... err "lobbyists" with their "campaign contributions"

    Just look at Scandinavia, they typically rate higher than the United States in just about any liberty or freedom comparison, and they all have larger governments, happier populations, higher voter turnout(by landslide margins) and higher income taxes than the United States.
  8. Summer-Time-Fun

    Summer-Time-Fun Well-Known Member

    I'm leaving for work in the next 5 mins so I don't have time to get into this. But you're missing the point. I'm not saying high income taxes or expanding governments create passive citizens. Those things are a result of passive citizens. These are things Liberals don't comprehend.

    Lobbyists, Political party's, we know what they do. Lobbyists should be hung.
    There was a specific point to the party's at one time in history, but circumstances changed because of passive citizens, and because of things like the TV and Computer becoming more important in our lives. What a great way to pass laws though congress while 80% of the country is watching American Idol, or some Soap ...Get it? And then there's the religious aspect of the first settlers in total contrast to today's world where kids don't even sit down and eat with their family's anymore. (Values). Also people pouring into the county that don't assimilate.

    I recall my text book from school mentioning about a founding father leaving the Last-Constitutional-Convention and warning a woman about passive citizens and the importance of maintaining checks and balances.. "I've given you a republic madam if you can keep it".
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
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  9. Elldallan

    Elldallan Active Member

    And you completely missed my point as well, there is little to no correlation between passive citizens and high income taxes or expanding governments. Case in point Scandinavia which has some of the least passive citizens anywhere(80%+ voter turnout). They chose high taxes and a large government, not from passivity but through an active choice.
    passive citizens watching TV etc. isn't the cause, it's the symptom. With what's essentially a two party system citizens essentially has no power to affect politics, especially when those two parties are two sides of the same coin. People become passivized to politics when they feel they have no power to affect change. Again, it's not the cause, it's the symptom.
    I would say that the fact where kids don't sit down with their family to eat anymore has anything to do with religion, it's because their parents are always rushing somewhere, always "on the job" whenever the phone calls or receives an email. Kids learn through imitation.

    But yes I guess that by virtue of being European I'd be a Liberal by US standards probably even a Socialist, hell you probably think we're all Communists...
  10. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Well sure, Scandinavia is great (fucking awesome babes too) but the weather really sucks (unless you actually like all that cold and snow). I don't know anybody in the USA who hates the Scandinavians. I am sure there are at least some that do, see the US is a very diverse society, which Scandinavia is not.

    Summertime-Fun makes some very good points, IMO. The two-party system is in control right now because the average American not only does not have much of an option but has not created one. That sure sounds like passivity to me. We stubbornly sit back and bitch and hope it fixes itself. That is not the way to change much of anything and all we get is general lip-service and more overt corruption. Yet I am optimistic because I believe in our country and the foundation on which it was built. It can survive this and grow from it.

    I personally hate most liberal views, they are unrealistic and not in the general publics best interest. A pure Democracy puts people at the whims of constantly changing public opinion, which is why a Republic is a much superior form of government, if operated with the proper checks and balances. That is why many governments in Europe have come to the conclusion that the European Union is a good idea (and Denmark, Finland and Sweden belong to that Union). Lobbyists do have their place in any government because they have a right to speak up for their interests as much as anyone else. It is up to the peoples' representatives to consider what is in their constituents best interests by taking all views into account....that is their job. Whether they do the job they were elected for....that is another matter entirely.
  11. Bisbisb

    Bisbisb New Member

    Almost every government is subservient to mafias, military, and intelligence services, and in some places religious orders.

    It is foolish to vote. I would prefer a wise king. Oh- and don't talk during meetings...
  12. EzikialRage

    EzikialRage Active Member

    I do not think it is a issue of smart people not engaging in politics. It is the fact that people who know little to nothing about politics being allowed to vote. This why I hate idiots who want to force people to vote by law or idiots who want to bribe people to vote or the stupid get out vote MTV campaign.

    Almost every large city has a problem with bums. But cities usually have most of the bums confined to certain part of the city.
    In my city it is the downtown area.
    This is where all the soup kitchens and other places that help the homeless are.These place attract the bums much like dog feces attracts flies. I live in the bible belt, not exactly a hippy liberal pace. Over here its the religious groups catering to the homeless.
  13. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Just to note: thirty years ago I was homeless. Traveled the breadth of the USA by thumb, finding work where I could and taking handouts when they were offered. Hunger doesn't understand pride. There are plenty of missions in LA but where I was treated best was in Kansas and Oklahoma. Good fucking people there. It is a hard hole to dig yourself out of, being homeless. Has nothing to do with being lazy, it has everything to do with being desperate. You learn to appreciate the little things in life....like food and shelter. After that everything else is a luxury. You can't find steady work without an address, some places will give you one though. Shelters are run by people who see other human beings as something worth their care and effort, not their judgement. Blessed are those people, they are the best of what humanity has to offer.
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  14. Elldallan

    Elldallan Active Member

    I didn't mean to imply that the US hated Scandinavia or even Europe, just that your political definitions/positions is so far from ours that they might as well be alien in Origin. Obama would be seen as far far far right in most European nations, in the US he's seen as leftist. So I don't really have any idea what your liberals views are or what's so wrong about them.

    That's because the system resists change, with a "first across the gate" system you essentially need 50.1% of the votes in a circuit to get a spot in the senate or whatever, if you have the support of 15% of the population spread out across the entire that's a huge chunk of the public and you ought to get an equivalent amounts of the seats in Parliament, but because your support is spread out instead of concentrated to arbitrary geographic areas you get 0% of the seats in Parliament, that's absurd and the reason why the people is passivized, it's simply nigh impossible to get any say in Parliament because there are 2 parties and they're keen to keep it that way. And it's why I think the European system is far superior because if you can get 4-6%(varies from nation to nation) of the votes you get an equivalent number of seats in Parliament, then people will see that they really can make their voice heard.

    I don't really have any idea what's defined as liberal views in the US so I've absolutely no idea if they're unrealistic etc.
    If by democracy you mean a pure direct democracy such as Switzerland then I agree, it would be a huge mess if every citizen had to be polled every time there's a major decision to make. If you're referring to a representative democracy such as you have in most European countries(including all of Scandinavia) then I strongly disagree, every 3-4 years is not so often that you can call it "at the whims of constantly changing public opinions" In fact I think it's far superior to the system the US currently have which favors a climate with very few parties in which the general public have a very hard time to affect change. Republic is just another synonym for democracy, a form of government where the power rests with the public and is ruled by elected officials, ran according to law. A majority of the world's nations call themselves republics and the French republic is ran very different compared to the United States.

    The European Union is more about facilitating the free movement of goods, services and people rather than a united rule, The European commission & European Parliament have far less power than the US Senate/House of Representatives.

    Yes & No, People have a right to speak up for their interests, corporations are not people, it's absolutely crazy to give a corporation the judicial standing as a "person". But personally I don't mind the lobbyists so much as I mind the legalized bribes. Whether you call a bribe a bribe or campaign contributions doesn't change the fact that it's a bribe.
  15. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    Of course you have the right to your opinion (even if I disagree with you, which I do). So I won't bother mincing words where I have already stated my opinion. However:

    is a bunch of crap. In a democracy the people are represented equally by their power to vote. In the United States Congress, each state is representated equally in the Senate and then by population in the House, this is in order to give a proper balance and say in government for both each state and the majority vote. This was a check and balance put into place by the smaller states so that they always would have an equal say in government and not be obscured by the larger more populous states.

    In case you were not aware of it each state in the Union has its' own government and militia (known as the National Guard), that is to a certain extant autonomous from the national government. Laws vary from state to state and each state raises its' own taxes to support itself from within. If one wished to equate America as a number of small countries under a united rule, they would be very much on the mark. The extant of a states autonomy from a United rule was very much a reason for the American Civil War as slavery was.

    There are several points you raised that are very argumentitve but I will allow you to just answer me this :
    If
    (part of the reason America formed its' own united government in the first place by the way) then do you even know why The Court of Justice of the European Union interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries?


    Something to think about.
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  16. Elldallan

    Elldallan Active Member

    It's not a bunch of crap, I wasn't talking specifically about the United States, I was talking generally about Republics, and since about 65% of the nations of the world call themselves republics the US doesn't have a monopoly on defining what a republic is or how it works, The French fifth republic works quite differently than does the United States. Finland claims to be a republic but has a government quite similar to that of the other Scandinavian nations except for the fact that they still retain monarchs(without power) as their heads of state by tradition, and instead their Prime Minister leads the nation, Finland has an elected President instead.
    Hell, some of these supposed republics can hardly be called democracies(China and formerly the USSR comes to mind), hell, the only common denominator seems to be "not ruled by a monarch" and I'm not 100% sure about that one either.

    And yes I'm aware of why the United States senate/house of representatives works the way it does, and it seems hopelessly outdated. A system made for a different time, when communication was complicated and it took time getting a message from one end of the nation to the other(and the seat of government is very much located at a corner of the nation).
    Back then when the state governments had more freedom in how they ruled their subjects it made sense because the Federal Government had much less actual power and definite problems exercising what power it had.
    But these days the Federal Government is the de facto centre of power, and it's officials is elected in what seems to be a manner far removed from the typical definition of democracy, a manner which makes it incredibly difficult for the people to make their voices heard. It has more in common with the aristocracy of medieval times than it does with the concept of democracy with all the power concentrated to a small elite rather than the people.

    I'm aware that each state has their own government and some military, but the de facto power lies more with the Federal Government in Washington(it maintains the military which dwarfs that of the combined state militias in terms of power and equipment) than it does with the state governments, they have some freedoms in how they write their laws but they lack too any freedoms to be compared with a number of small countries under united rule, for example the Supreme Court has ruled that States expressly don't have the right to secede from the Union, much unlike the United Kingdom(which can more correctly be seen as smaller countries under united rule since these smaller countries can actually choose to go back to being their own countries).
    Yes that was the case for the American Civil War, and the states fighting for more liberty from the Federal Government lost.

    At least formally it has to do with removing obstacles for trade, the movement of goods and persons, most of the laws that the European Parliament votes on at least tangentially relate to trade and/or the movement of goods etc.
    The courts hasn't gotten involved with how nations punish criminals for crimes that isn't related to trade etc except for the fact that the EU charter explicitly prohibits the death penalty for any crime.

    And yeah I know that the US Federal Government was originally supposed to just be a facilitator for streamlining trade etc between the states. So yeah, the EU may very well go down the same path as the United States eventually(I hope it doesn't), what currently speaks out against that is that Europe is a lot less homogenized than the US states were even back in the beginning.

    And yes I'm quite argumentative, I like a good debate :D
  17. Summer-Time-Fun

    Summer-Time-Fun Well-Known Member

    I should change my remark of (things that piss me off) to reflect on people who don't read what people say.

    @Elldallan

    You're blowing this out of proportion. What does the quality of life in Scandinavia compared to the US have to do what I said about not liking lazy people? I don't give a damn where on earth someone is from, if you're lazy somewhere, you're lazy everywhere.

    And I'm not knocking homeless people. I already said that I acknowledge that there are people who can't help themselves and they deserve to be helped.
    If you would have read my post above [HASHTAG]#306[/HASHTAG] you would see that.

    Firstly: I'm not talking about homeless people when I use the term lazy or bums. I'm speaking about the lazy assholes who are perfectly healthy, nice cloth, walking around at grocery stores asking people for gas money, or "can you spare a few bucks because I left my wallet home".
    Note: I'm on the road all day and I see the same people everyday doing the same thing while I'm out working my ass off. I'm sorry but if you have enough energy to walk around a parking lot all day asking for money, or running up to cars on busy intersections, that energy should be put towards applying for a job. Some of these people I see are healthy, their skin is in great shape, they don't look run down at all. They are just sucking off their fellow man.

    Secondly: Yes, lazy passive citizens are the result of political repression, corporatism, and feeding the globalist agenda. Watch the Movie America The Story of Us. And you understand what I meant. When the British tried to control the people and tax them, the people fought back is what I meant. America's today are not like those Americans. They're getting stepped on. Republic, Democracy, what ever name you want to call it. At the end of the day, people are getting stepped on.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
  18. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    One thing Americans aren't, is envious of other countries governments. Being an American I have earned the right to bitch about the country I live in and do what little I can to improve things. It does piss me off when people with "penis envy" from other countries need to feel better about themselves by taking a shit on mine though. Maybe they should just take care of the grass in their own backyard and stop worrying about the grass in mine. When your yard is as big as ours, landscaping becomes a full-time job and there is always a spot that needs a trim. That isn't something we are ashamed of, it is something we are proud of.
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  19. Bisbisb

    Bisbisb New Member

    Some JAV covers look really exciting, but then the video isn't that good when you watch it. That's disappointing.
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  20. HeavyNosebleed

    HeavyNosebleed Well-Known Member

    What really pisses me off are the high energy prices in my country compared to the US.
    We have the same wages here but energy is two times (electricity even three times) more expensive than in the US.

    It really grinds my gears every time I pay at the pump (converted to USD its 8$ per gallon) or get the electricity bill (about 40 US-Cent per kWh). Natural gas for heating is the same. The taxes are insane here.
    Once again: We have the same wages as the US.
    (Of course you could compare to energy prices in Saudi Arabia and rant even more, but that's not really comparable.)

    I even thought about moving to the US about two years ago just because of the insane energy costs. Furthermore housing is cheap in the US too, compared to my country. Here I will never have a house (prices at 250,000 - 300,000 USD for an average home+land) - in the US I probably would.
    But so far I have hesitated.
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