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This Crazy World... Let's discuss what's going on..everywhere.

#91 User is offline   XenoBlade 

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

I feel sorry for Detroit's police. Actually lots of police departments screw over their force. (Happens a lot in the poorer crime ridden areas) Seriously who wants to visit Detroit? That's like wanting to visit Gary Indiana. :/ Im pretty sure for Robocop, they just filmed Detroit without any effects or sets. Lol
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

View PostXenoBlade, on 08 October 2012 - 09:34 AM, said:

I feel sorry for Detroit's police. Actually lots of police departments screw over their force. (Happens a lot in the poorer crime ridden areas) Seriously who wants to visit Detroit? That's like wanting to visit Gary Indiana. :/ Im pretty sure for Robocop, they just filmed Detroit without any effects or sets. Lol


That's part of the reason why I don't want to go to Youmacon; it's near Detroit. So if I wanted to "Explore the city," I'm kind of stuck/screwed if I do.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

Yeah, but then you have cops doing things like this and I can't feel sorry for them.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfIm-t6yCbY&feature=related

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:14 PM

View PostDark Stranger, on 08 October 2012 - 02:00 PM, said:

Yeah, but then you have cops doing things like this and I can't feel sorry for them.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfIm-t6yCbY&feature=related


So, you believe that the actions of certain police officers (in another city no less) justifiably speaks for all police officers as a whole?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

View PostDark Stranger, on 08 October 2012 - 02:00 PM, said:

Yeah, but then you have cops doing things like this and I can't feel sorry for them.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfIm-t6yCbY&feature=related


EDIT: But that's not all police officers. Here in the south side we have decent cops that actually do stuff but in turn we have a lot of not caring and dirty ones as well like in the video.

I was tired when I wrote this figures.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:22 PM

View PostThe Fujoshi, on 08 October 2012 - 10:28 AM, said:

That's part of the reason why I don't want to go to Youmacon; it's near Detroit.


I got news for you. It's not NEAR Detoilet...

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

View Postrondo, on 08 October 2012 - 02:14 PM, said:

So, you believe that the actions of certain police officers (in another city no less) justifiably speaks for all police officers as a whole?

Incidents like these are not off the wall events. You can find slews of them all over the US. There was a naked Alabama college student that was shot dead by a police officer. Now grated the kid was being stupid or on drugs or something but being naked obviously means your unarmed yet the cop just shot him anyway. No taser, no mace, no baton (all those nice little "non leathel" takedown devices) And the BS is?...He's on PAID leave for this while they investigate. There are millions of stories just like these. I don't hate cops, but I certainly don't trust them or feel sorry for them either.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:57 AM

View PostKirbyFanOne, on 08 October 2012 - 07:22 PM, said:

I got news for you. It's not NEAR Detoilet...

Spoiler



That's even worse :/ Detoliet+Crime rate=nah no thanks. I'm a city explorer type person and I rather not get shot going there when I can just get shot here in Chicago.

EDIT: Youma seems awesome but I can image that me being a minority, especially a dark skinned one, is going to get me screwed over in Detoliet plus I get sick in the winter time; once I caught a flu/really bad cold during a November con. I rather go to Anime Expo with my friend in California if I do have to go to out of state.

@DS: Replace them with Robocops.

I don't give them slack but I understand their situation (police go through some stuff that would break an average person.) It's a no win type so all we can do is NOT get into trouble (so that you have to deal with the police,) or hope they come through (when you do need them.)

Mind you DS I probably had worse experience than you with police.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:14 AM

View PostThe Fujoshi, on 09 October 2012 - 12:57 AM, said:

That's even worse :/


I'll be fair. The Ren Center is a nice hotel. It's in one of the few places considered nice in the area, right across the lake from a casino in Canada. However, due to personal, business, emotional, and obvious reasons I probably won't go to another Youmacon. If you do decide to go, enjoy it, but keep your doors and windows locked once you hit Ann Arbor.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

View PostXenoBlade, on 08 October 2012 - 09:34 AM, said:

That's like wanting to visit Gary Indiana.


well, to be fair, all of indiana sucks.




all of it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

View PostKeiichi-chan, on 09 October 2012 - 01:34 PM, said:

well, to be fair, all of indiana sucks.




all of it.

Boring? Yes, Sucky? Not so much. Actually being in a state with a balanced budget and in the black ink with a expanding influx of people is much better then any mega city that's burdened with enough red tape and problems to choke a whale.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

http://news.yahoo.co...-154959534.html

Well.

@Kirby: what's the appeal of Youma anyway? My ex and some friends made it sound like it was better than sweet condense milk and butter on toast.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

View PostThe Fujoshi, on 09 October 2012 - 04:07 PM, said:

http://news.yahoo.co...-154959534.html

Well.

@Kirby: what's the appeal of Youma anyway? My ex and some friends made it sound like it was better than sweet condense milk and butter on toast.

I liked youma cuz I always got a bunch of free stuff for working there. and artists ally and the dealers rooms are about as good as ACen. The atmostphere is better I think as well.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

View PostDark Stranger, on 09 October 2012 - 02:55 PM, said:

Boring? Yes, Sucky? Not so much. Actually being in a state with a balanced budget and in the black ink with a expanding influx of people is much better then any mega city that's burdened with enough red tape and problems to choke a whale.





all of it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

View PostDark Stranger, on 09 October 2012 - 02:55 PM, said:

Boring? Yes, Sucky? Not so much. Actually being in a state with a balanced budget and in the black ink with a expanding influx of people is much better then any mega city that's burdened with enough red tape and problems to choke a whale.

Indiana is superior to IL.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

View Postkahad, on 09 October 2012 - 06:44 PM, said:

Indiana is superior to IL.


Almost any other state->Indiana->IL

@DS: that's it? But otherwise you're stuck at the hotel right? You couldn't do like you could here and leave and get pizza or just walk around and visit chicago or go to Chinatown before you head back because of the crime rate right?
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

View PostThe Fujoshi, on 09 October 2012 - 07:01 PM, said:

Almost any other state->Indiana->IL

@DS: that's it? But otherwise you're stuck at the hotel right? You couldn't do like you could here and leave and get pizza or just walk around and visit chicago or go to Chinatown before you head back because of the crime rate right?

I don't know. I don't have enough money to go site seeing anyway, so it's a mood point for me. I spend all my money just being able to go to a con.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:11 AM

Can't say too much bad about IN..well, except for Gary. Would like to go to Holiday World some day.

The 2012 Election...the Big Bird election...though there has been objections to Big Bird being used in recent political ads.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

View Postrondo, on 10 October 2012 - 08:11 AM, said:

Can't say too much bad about IN..well, except for Gary. Would like to go to Holiday World some day.

The 2012 Election...the Big Bird election...though there has been objections to Big Bird being used in recent political ads.


Watched big bird this morning. As well as a remade Mr. Rogers; I was dissapoint.

EDIT: Lately people have been taking things too seriously when it comes to posts on yahoo news.

@DS: When I go to another state I go searching; did that in DC and found a REALLY awesome video game place/arcade that the tour guide wouldn't have told me. If there was a Mitsuwa in Detroit well it would be a bad experience due to the crime rate (there isn't one thankfully.)

There doesn't seem to be any appeal in Youmacon for me going by your statement that would make me go there every year instead of ACen or both. All my friends said something similar and I still don't understand the appeal; it's basically like ACen except it's compared to being in the the South side of Chicago you can hang out with more people, it's colder so that limits your cosplay options, and you can't leave the hotel unless you have no concern for your safety, even in a car because you know, people shoot at cars randomly here in Chicago on the South/West side for lulz so who won't say they won't do that in Detroit where it is worse?

At least here in Ohare you can go to Ihop and Mitsuwa and walk back and forth from hotels without having to worry about being shot or mugged. Is it because a lot of people live in Michigan on the forums/elsewhere so it's similar to me going to ACen (which is a train ride away from where I live?)

I'm not saying one is better than the other but I was trying to understand why some people actively put down one con over the other and overlook the facts I mentioned; some state pride issues?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:38 AM

If ACen was somewhere on the south side of Chicago..at least where I have mistakenly wandered into, there is no way I would go.

Oh Lance Armstrong, how you have fallen.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

View PostThe Fujoshi, on 10 October 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

Watched big bird this morning. As well as a remade Mr. Rogers; I was dissapoint.

EDIT: Lately people have been taking things too seriously when it comes to posts on yahoo news.

@DS: When I go to another state I go searching; did that in DC and found a REALLY awesome video game place/arcade that the tour guide wouldn't have told me. If there was a Mitsuwa in Detroit well it would be a bad experience due to the crime rate (there isn't one thankfully.)

There doesn't seem to be any appeal in Youmacon for me going by your statement that would make me go there every year instead of ACen or both. All my friends said something similar and I still don't understand the appeal; it's basically like ACen except it's compared to being in the the South side of Chicago you can hang out with more people, it's colder so that limits your cosplay options, and you can't leave the hotel unless you have no concern for your safety, even in a car because you know, people shoot at cars randomly here in Chicago on the South/West side for lulz so who won't say they won't do that in Detroit where it is worse?

At least here in Ohare you can go to Ihop and Mitsuwa and walk back and forth from hotels without having to worry about being shot or mugged. Is it because a lot of people live in Michigan on the forums/elsewhere so it's similar to me going to ACen (which is a train ride away from where I live?)

I'm not saying one is better than the other but I was trying to understand why some people actively put down one con over the other and overlook the facts I mentioned; some state pride issues?

They remade Mr. Rogers?! :o

Also if you want to site see at a con you can always just cross the bridge into canada if you go to youmacon. That way your out of detriot.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:32 PM

View Postrondo, on 10 October 2012 - 11:38 AM, said:

If ACen was somewhere on the south side of Chicago..at least where I have mistakenly wandered into, there is no way I would go.

Oh Lance Armstrong, how you have fallen.


Image me Rondo who lives in the south side of Chicago. So I'm kind of spooked to go to a con that's basically that.

"Why only go after cycling? Why not go after Football, Basketball, Baseball, etc.... Why not conduct the same level of testing that cyclists have to go through after every game or workout? I'm saying that Lance is guilty or not… But why cycling??? It’s one of the lowest paid professional sports?? The reason why is because of money that is goes into all businesses and cities to have their professional teams win..... image if the 2010 NFL Super bowl champions are disqualified for doping accusations… it would never happen! Because the NFL is to powerful to let it happen. The USDA would not have enough money to go after the NFL teams…"

That in itself is an interesting point.

On Wednesday, Armstrong's teammate George Hincape admitted he used banned substances.

"It is extremely difficult today to acknowledge that during a part of my career I used banned substances," Hincape said in a statement. "Early in my professional career, it became clear to me that, given the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs by cyclists at the top of the profession, it was not possible to compete at the highest level without them. I deeply regret that choice and sincerely apologize to my family, teammates and fans."

"The only physical evidence there is the hundreds of controls I have passed with flying colors," Armstrong said in August. "I made myself available around the clock and around the world. In-competition. Out of competition. Blood. Urine. Whatever they asked for I provided. What is the point of all this testing if, in the end, USADA will not stand by it?"

Which one is it?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

Just learned that in IL, medicare will only pay for for 4 different types of medicine. This is a state rule, not a federal one. And yet, the state had yet to do anything about pension reform.

The IL Democratic Party: putting Union members ahead of the elderly, the poor, and the mentally/physically disabled.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:19 AM

View Postkahad, on 12 October 2012 - 07:52 PM, said:

Just learned that in IL, medicare will only pay for for 4 different types of medicine. This is a state rule, not a federal one. And yet, the state had yet to do anything about pension reform.

The IL Democratic Party: putting Union members ahead of the elderly, the poor, and the mentally/physically disabled.

What little respect I have for the Democratic party is rapidly disappearing.


Same thing happened with me recently about my medical card; I can't buy medicine for myself or my sick son so I have to buy it myself for the same price as normal store brand. It was timed at a bad time because I ran out of spare money and he just got sick.

But other states are not much better:

http://news.yahoo.co...-170128148.html

Seriously it's not just the parties; this whole country went downhill. Look at the VP debate; what was that about? Even right wings said it was 'weird.'
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

What the heck is up with this??? (thought about a separate thread for this)

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Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race...


I thought the country was supposed to try to work towards equality...but this seems to go in the opposite direction.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

View Postrondo, on 15 October 2012 - 07:57 AM, said:

What the heck is up with this??? (thought about a separate thread for this)

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I thought the country was supposed to try to work towards equality...but this seems to go in the opposite direction.


It is Florida lol Tho this seems to be stereotype high lol (makes me wonder if they have statistics to prove their numbers. Honestly, if facts back up what they are proposing, I wouldn't be as mad. Still a horrible thing to do tho)
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

View PostXenoBlade, on 15 October 2012 - 10:02 AM, said:

It is Florida lol Tho this seems to be stereotype high lol (makes me wonder if they have statistics to prove their numbers. Honestly, if facts back up what they are proposing, I wouldn't be as mad. Still a horrible thing to do tho)


Even if they did there are still exceptions. It would be like saying that we should be in the lower half because we are both black, despite having a high GPA and Jim Soo should be in the upper half, even though he isn't good in math, just because he's Asian.

I had a similar issue myself in high school: the teachers expected the Chinese exchange students to be so much better than us ghetto black kids, to the point that they should be doing 1st/second year Calculus and getting As and we were getting a free pass because it was 'too hard for us black kids.' Most of the exchange students were just as lazy, if not more so, and down to earth. They didn't fit the standard of hard working asian that people like to project and think.

BTW nobody passed that class; the highest was a C

I don't like the fact that Asian people have to work so hard in the upper half and the black people get free passes with this program and not work as hard. Blacks at 74 percent.....hmmmm..

@Rondo: This country working towards equality? Nah. Unless it's money involved.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

View PostThe Fujoshi, on 15 October 2012 - 10:35 AM, said:

@Rondo: This country working towards equality? Nah. Unless it's money involved.


You missed the "supposed" part of my rant. And money is hardly equal. Money, tied in with class, is more far apart now, seemingly moreso than ever before..hence that whole 99%/1% nuttiness.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

View Postrondo, on 15 October 2012 - 11:43 AM, said:

You missed the "supposed" part of my rant. And money is hardly equal. Money, tied in with class, is more far apart now, seemingly moreso than ever before..hence that whole 99%/1% nuttiness.


I wish there was a sarcastic button. I meant that "sure yeah it's equal if I do a payout or give you X amount of money; I'll even go to the moon if the price is right."

Here is something better btw http://news.yahoo.co...-090732689.html

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

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