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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Gloating Kitteh Tuesday and September First Greetin’s, GN!

WTF are the DNC gonna do about Uncle Choo-Choo? And teh rioters?

I got nothin’ else right now besides more questions. And incredulity; BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
10 months ago

Good morning, GN! Hi, Fatwa!

Police shooting in LA last night. Little violence afterwards, but I think tonight might be different. Given that on average at least one black man is killed by police every day, it’s only a matter of time before the next riot, or mostly peaceful protest, breaks out somewhere.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
10 months ago

Happy Tuesday the Firsteth, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

It’s kind of fun watching the Dems backpedal in regards to the “mostly peaceful” riots and looting. Now if only we had some sort of organization that reported on such things and held their feet to the fire…

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
10 months ago

If there were such an organization, it would be worthy of Constitutional protections and stuff.

The Dems can be against riots because now the white supremacists and other radical right wing extremist groups are involved -- you know white supremacists are the greatest domestic terror threat in America, right? Worse than ZOG.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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I think I’ve been having some trouble, but I don’t know how to relate it. I just wanted to say hi to you all. And let you know I’m thinking of you.

I look at everything inside and outside my life and I just feel fear. Anxiety.

Lately, I have been writing on slug.com. at least it gives me something to do.

I don’t feel as panicky if I stream, for some reason, but I haven’t been doing that.

For some reason I feel hesitant. I should be doing more of that, but I’m doing much less.

Work is still the same. I’m used to the long shift now, so it’s okay.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
10 months ago

What you may be feeling, Dv8, is what most of the country is feeling. Fear. Despair. Anxiety. Uncertainty. Apathy. 2020 has been one out of our control event after another and that’s taken a toll on us emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically.

What can I do to help?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
10 months ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

dv8 -- Sven hit the nail on the head. You’ve already said you know what helps -- take that step. You don’t need to commit to streaming for 30 minutes a day. Just commit to streaming today -- for whatever length of time works. Even if it’s just 5 minutes. Just for today. Tomorrow, see if you can do the same, but if you can’t, try again the next day.

X_LA_Native
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10 months ago

Yep, Sven nailed it. Paddy too.
I try to do at least *one* thing that’s a “self-care” thing I can point to at the end of the day and call it good.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
10 months ago

If Gov. Nuisance signs AB331, California high schools will be required to offer a semester-long class in ethnic studies. One of the approved course outlines includes the following statement:

Students will write a paper detailing certain events in American history that have led to Jewish and Irish Americans gaining racial privilege. They will be asked to think critically about why and who is allowing this evolution in white identity and how this shift is affecting the identity of Irish and Jewish Americans.

I guess that means I get to stand next to Fatwa (or maybe one step to the left and one step behind) as a disfavored privileged group.

X_LA_Native
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10 months ago

Say what?!?
:: facepalm ::

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
10 months ago

I always though Sinn ZOG was a myth.

It does beg the question as to WhyTF we are still in California?

X_LA_Native
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10 months ago

Happy Tuesday, GN!

I got off the “mad dogs and Englishman” race yesterday, but since I hit “off” instead of “snooze” on the alarm this morning, I had to re-remind myself to slow down today.

So far, no Dread Pirate Roberts comments, but it is just Tuesday. It is, right?

It’s good. It’s good interacting with people. Locked up here on the prairie wasn’t doing me any favors -- it just made everything Sven mentioned harder not to give in to.
So far so good. I’ll take it.

Meanwhile the Four Pups of the Apocalypse want their “mom time” so it’s off to the couch with a book for me.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
10 months ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

It took me about 3 months to get back into the swing of things after working mostly remote for more than 15 years.

Really happy for you, Tex.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
10 months ago

The one emotion I left off of my list is anger. I can’t help but tend towards the furious watching not the MSM, cuz they won’t cover or show it, but the stuff I see on Conservative sites and YouTube. There’s a population of violent sociopaths out there, young and old, black and white, male and female. I have friends that are close to the edge to doing something really stupid in response, and I try to talk them down, but I’m not that far behind them.

For me, I think the best thing to do is to spend less time on the intertubes. It’s not burying my head in the sand -- I’ve already decided where I stand and what I believe in -- but it’s dangerous indulging my rage. I’ve always had a weakness for anger and violence -- Mrs Sven has mostly cured me of that -- but it’s still part of me.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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yeah, you guys.

I hafta keep reminding myself that everyone is going through this. I can forget because after CCP19, my life hasn’t changed that much. But…. It has, and I just don’t notice.

There’s so much uncertainty. for everyone, But I think I’m not really properly in charge of my life. So often I just let things unfold. It adds to the uncertainty.

Thank you all for listening and offering whatever comfort you can

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
10 months ago

It doesn’t really matter whether everyone else is going through this or not. What matters is that you’re going through this, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Trying to compare your experience to someone else’s is just getting into a ***k-measuring contest that leaves everyone feeling bad.