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^ This!

At least WW2 had uniformed soldiers for enemies, Al Qaeda hides among the civilians, making them harder and more dangerous to fight.

The Great Depression had FDR, the Golden Age of Aviation and the manufacturing jobs it offered, and World War 2 to pull us through and out of the depression. We have none of that today.

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Jun 30 2011, 09:05 PM
I thought it was all the same, plus youtube has adds.
Well, youtube is a problem regarding ads, but hulu and aetv. com and places like that are supposed to be okay.

But television itself, I've noticed there are way more commercials on it now that there were 15 years ago.

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Jun 30 2011, 08:47 PM
once again juleus i comea cross as rude. My apologise. WHEN I TYPE IN ALL CAPITALS all i wish is for peopel to ESPECIALLY ReAD tHe CApItAL WORDS. i mean no disrespect. im only resoponding to your comment on the next generation living as MAd Max did. Beyond thunderdome. :D

oh, okay. sorry.

Back OT, do you guys think that there are too many commercials today? (Thank God for Tivo and the internet).

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Jun 30 2011, 08:25 PM
Hmm true, but have you ever heard of the quote "each generation faces its problems"
True, some have waaaay more than others.

we today dont have to fight against a pandemic that depopulates the world, so what do we know of stress? of pressure?

There's the swine flu and the pandemic bird flu... :P

And lets get real, the apocalypse wont happen cause people ahve an economic slump. Slumps happen all the time. KINDA LIEK THE DEPRESSION

There is no need to be so nasty to me, I never said the apocalypse was happening, especially because of an economic slump. All I was saying is "I hope that none of the future generations have to deal with mad max times"

I do think kids this generation are pressured too much, not only is this the economy bad for kids this generation, but educational standards have also gotten high, and for many college has become a requirement, yet the STILL have to pay obscene amounts of their own money for it. Granted, some generations have had it worse, such as the WWII generation, as someone else said, there are different problems other generations have to face

I agree with this statement the best. ^

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Jun 30 2011, 08:14 PM
Also what about future generations?
I don't know...the way things are going, it may be "Mad Max" for them...I hope not, for their sake.

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New Topic:

Do you think kids and young adults are under too much pressure/demands today?

I think so. The boost in technology, globalization, and the decimated job markets have made competition for survival in this world a living hell. Jobs that remain demand "mini Bill Gates" and "mini Mark Zuckerbergs", and not everyone has those types of skills. Same thing with the medical fields, those are VERY hard. Tradesman skills (mechanic, electrician, plumber) and real life skills are removed from the schools by the elitist scum who want EVERYONE to get an advanced college degree...as a result, the dropout rate is 60% now in America.

The Baby-Boomers and Gen X had great a great economy, and lower standards set for them compared to Gen Y and later. Yes, the Baby Boomers had the Soviet Boogeyman, Russian Whiz-Kids and Sputnik as competition, along with 'Nam, Jimmy Carter, etc. But Gen Y (my generation) has 2 wars, a crashed economy, terrorist threats, cyber-bullying, and outsourcing. Gen X had very little to worry about.

Ask Star_Dragon!
Do you think someone has the right to sue a fast food conglomerate for "making them fat"?

Diary of a Mad Furry
I heard a funny joke today:

Top 10 worst things to put on a resume

1. you criticize any race whenever any ethic related questions are involved
2. you can fap 10 times in less than an hour
3. you say you make over 250k just for the hell of it
4. instead of filling in single on your marriage status, you say polygamy
5. in hobbies you put how you love burning poop on your neighbors porch
6. in past related jobs, you put down, "porn star"
7. when asked about your high school education you say you graduated from hogwarts
8. always put a heart on every i
9. when asked where you live you put, Sparta
10. when asked leave any personal comments, you add "i am the hero that gotham deserves".

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Jun 30 2011, 02:46 PM
Oh, absolutely. If it was just some high schooler who got knocked up after fooling around with her boyfriend, she should have to deal with it. But if it was a child through rape or incest, or if it had some disease that was terminal, then the option should still be open.

I generally agree there. But the "high schooler who got knocked up after fooling around with her boyfriend" should be allowed to abort, without required notification. All aborted fetuses should be used in stem cell research, so as not to go to waste.

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Fana McCloud
Jun 30 2011, 06:58 AM
As for charity commercials that try to make you sad, I haaaaaate them - especially when there's some dude in a three piece suit in front of these kids with a fully paid camera crew - seriously, use the money you would've used to make the commercial to help the kids, because it ain't making me any more likely to give to an organization that probably wastes more than half of what comes in on paying staff and what not. I'd rather help someone in need DIRECTLY, and pouring aid into these third world places doesn't make them any more self-sufficient - quite the opposite in fact.
I hate 'em too. They're sappy, manipulative drivel. I'm not gonna pour money into those 3rd World wastelands. The money seldom gets to the people it's intended for. Charity begins at home. There are Americans starving to death. Susan Sarandon is a no-talent hack, and most of her movies are crap. I hate those self-righteous phonies in PETA, who are proven hypocrites that actually abuse animals. Remember the North Carolina scandal involving those sick dogs put to sleep and thrown in that dumpster? People for Ethical Treatment of Animals my ass! As for the ASPCA, I'm sick of Sarah McLoughlin, and those depressing commercials..."Hi, I'm Sarah McLoughlin, and I was famous for a few months..." I wish one of those animals would bite or scratch her.

Diary of a Mad Furry
Well...over the past few days, my dad is pressuring me to join the military. I was turned down after failing the psychological profile. My dad claims he can get me in through his "Pentagon Connections" with his old Military College classmates. Mom told him I'm too stupid to make it in the military. I personally decided not to do it. I want to be in control of my own life, I am my own person. I'd lose all that in the military. I wish my stupid parents would get the hell out of my life.

Today I planted a Haas Avocado Tree in our backyard. I always wanted to plant a tree. It was pretty awesome, but after doing a ton of other things around the house today, I'm exhausted, but at least glad I accomplished a lot of work today.

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Meh, it's understandable why some might oppose it. I support it, but I've weighed both sides of the argument.

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Jun 29 2011, 07:31 PM
I will not stoop to the level of the criminal, for i am ending the life of a criminal, not an innocent. We are all above murderers, we are all above rapists, wea re all above child killers. Death to them all.
If they will not serve as an Example of society.
Then they will serve as a VERY effective warning.

Totally true!

I fully support the death penalty. It's the bureaucratic process and all that political garbage that bothers me


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I'm 1,000,000% behind the use of capital punishment. >=]

Go medieval on their asses! *grotesque chuckle*

An eye for an eye? I'd prefer to take the whole damn head....

"I think I'll torture you for a while!"

Star Fox 64 for 3DS
It's okay, you got a right to your opinion. I don't have any other copies of SF64, so that's why I want this one.

Star Fox 64 for 3DS
^ I know, right? I can't wait to get one of my own, both game and [portable] system.

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:lol: ^ That's awesome! Hilarious! ...and the truth.

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Jun 29 2011, 06:26 AM
I wasnt being sarcastic Juleus. My apologies that i didnt convey that. What i ment was perhaps we can debate if congress really is as bad as we all make them out to be.

Oh man, I'm sorry, okay then. I thought you were making fun of me.

Teh Intehnet K1LL5W17CH?!

That's not very good. What are their reasons for doing so though? If they plan on having something so controlling, they better have a good reason other than, "I have the power to take the internet away from you."

Even so, I still think this still is not the best decision to make. Not only do normal people suffer from the loss of internet at home, but people at businesses too. I pretty sure a lot of businesses would be handicapped without any internet access. Many people themselves would not be able to quickly communicate to one another. For example, Instant Messenger and facebook.

Exactly. Government intrusion where it's not needed.

Don't take the internet away from ALL just because you fear the [potential] actions of a few.

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Jun 28 2011, 10:35 PM
Returned again, I know it's getting annoying.. >_>
No it ain't annoying. It's good to see you back.

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