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User avatar #185618 - gabemczombie (05/26/2015) [-]
I'm writing an argumentative speech, that i don't agree with, about why we should abolish media as a whole. I'm focusing on Social medias, Gossip-tabloids or whatever they're called and commercials.

Now, does anyone have a counter-argument?
User avatar #185627 to #185618 - thefunnyside (05/26/2015) [-]
Well, you can say that the media, like news and newspapers, can spread lies quickly or be manipulated by the government ?
User avatar #185631 to #185627 - gabemczombie (05/26/2015) [-]
But i need a counter-argument to my point, and my point was that we should abolish all forms of media
User avatar #185633 to #185631 - thefunnyside (05/26/2015) [-]
Say that it's a very useful way of communication, and that it's not always full of lies. Without it, we would never know what's happening in the rest of the world.
User avatar #185637 to #185633 - gabemczombie (05/26/2015) [-]
I angled the speech so that i was just taking about tabloids, social media and commercials.

The speech is alright, pretty eh.
#185611 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
I'm in a bit of a low mood.
anyone have any methods of intense, temporary, skin-deep, pain that won't fuck me up long term?
#185617 to #185611 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
Snap a rubber band on your wrist
#185598 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
Could a 5'5 140 lb woman make a good firefighter? I don't care if comments are sexist, as long as you have a point.
User avatar #185608 to #185598 - xXThatxOnexGuyXx (05/26/2015) [-]
Sure.
It takes a lot to make it as a career firefighter, though.

Follow your dreams and go at it as hard as you can and don't stop, and you'll make it...
Just don't give up.

If you aren't able to immediately go into career firefighting, I'd suggest going in as a volunteer, getting all of your classes and training out of the way for EVOC, EMT, EMS, etc. and working your way up from there. Just do as many classes and training as possible.

I have a friend who is a career firefighter; He had to try out to get into his position, since there were just so many people applying...
It's tough, but possible.
User avatar #185609 to #185608 - xXThatxOnexGuyXx (05/26/2015) [-]
In all honesty you're probably going to want to bulk up and build muscle.
Not only is it a physically challenging and demanding job, but if you're doing 911 calls in the back of an ambulance, you're going to come across a lot of people who might try to physically harm you.
User avatar #185606 to #185598 - machiavellianhumor ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
not anonymous ones
User avatar #185597 - xXThatxOnexGuyXx (05/26/2015) [-]
How worthwhile would you guys say a career as a Counselor would be?
Or even a Psychiatrist or Therapist?

Its an area I'm interested in, just not sure where to start, or if it's even an area I'd be employable at.
#185630 to #185597 - minutes (05/26/2015) [-]
I don't know what it's like for your country, but in germany there are a few ways to become a therapist/psychiatrist.
1. Study medicine - specialize in psychiatry
2. Study psychology - get a master in psychiatry
3. Study nothing - pass a test to show that you're not a threat to society if you'd be doing this job

First 2 ways are hard as fuck cause you basically need perfect grades to get into these fields, third way could be achieved easily, but you won't get a job anywhere cause you don't have any qualifications. You would be basically forced to open up your own practice.

It's a good career path in my opinion. I wanted to do it myself but well, the grades thing, you know?
You gave great advice countless times on here. Being a psychatrist is a whole different thing obviously, but I guess it's a good start. I don't really know you ofc but I'd say it suits you.
#185599 to #185597 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
Do you have a certain group of people you want to specialize in, like veterans or sports player?
User avatar #185604 to #185599 - xXThatxOnexGuyXx (05/26/2015) [-]
I'd prefer to work with people who are suicidal, "depressed," clinically depressed, etc.
Especially youth and young adults.

Essentially anyone who believes that they have problems that just can't be fixed, really.
I know I'm being quite broad with that, but anywhere around that general area would suit me.
User avatar #185607 to #185604 - machiavellianhumor ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
you can volunteer at a suicide prevention hotline for a bit. see if it's actually something you enjoy.
#185596 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
I have a friend who treats women far better than his own sex. usually obsessing over ANY girl that crosses his path, obsessing over girls in anime, and always playing as a girl in video games. Does that have its own term or is it still categorized as sexism?
User avatar #185625 to #185596 - makotoitou (05/26/2015) [-]
does he own a fedora?
#185601 to #185596 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
Has your friend had a girlfriend before or is he going through puberty? He might just be lonely and desperately seeking some kind of female companion any way he knows how. I wouldn't call it sexism, just misplaced affection. He's just probably going through a faze that will end when he gets a real girlfriend.
#185603 to #185601 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
He's been like this for the past five years; and nawh, he has never had a girlfriend.
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#185594 - juggernautchunk (05/26/2015) [-]
Hey guys, I've been composing music for the past year or so and I was wondering if anyone had some tips for me to make my music better or if there was anyone who could help me get my career in music start for when I graduate.
#185623 to #185594 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
Utilize equalizers when you are mixing it.

I can stress it enough how good it sounds when your equalizers are mixed right.
User avatar #185586 - gabemczombie (05/26/2015) [-]
Since i can't seem to find a politics board, could anyone here offer their view on Maoism?
User avatar #185592 to #185591 - gabemczombie (05/26/2015) [-]
What the fucl. How didn't i see it?
Thank you
User avatar #185593 to #185592 - RandomDoofus (05/26/2015) [-]
It's missing from the boards slider, but it's on the board list.

Don't know why.
#185570 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
Sooooooooooooooooo.....do I jam it in? You lost me.
#185564 - Tyranitar (05/26/2015) [-]
So, my Dad has a leg issue, and it's been hard for him to do stuff for a while. He's mostly better now, but he can't stand on it much, can't really drive well with it, and will probably never be able to find a job that isn't desk or at-home work. Due to these issues, my aunt is staying with him to help out.   
   
The problem? My aunt is a manipulative bitch taking advantage of this to force my dad into a symbiotic relationship that benefits mostly her.   
   
He needs her because he needs someone to drive him places and do errands for him, help out around the house, and she can use her food stamps to help him get by. However, she does this all because she is a total bum that has nothing. She gets a roof over her head, Internet and Netflix, spending money (that goes towards weed half the time), and a nice car to drive pretty much whenever and wherever she wants, and does nothing to earn it. Ever since divorcing her husband, she has done nothing but mooch off of relatives whenever she can.   
   
And since she knows he can't kick her out (which he won't do because she basically has him brainwashed), she just totally claimed his place as her own. My dad wants to watch something on HIS TV, and she wants to watch something else? Too bad, she gets what she wants. Dad needs to go to the doctor, but she doesn't feel like driving today? Too fucking bad, Dad has to reschedule. Dad wants to buy my mother, his ex-wife (that he's on friendly terms with), a Mother's Day gift, but my aunt doesn't think he should spend any of his money on "that bitch"? Guess what, Dad, you don't GET what you want with your OWN MONEY, in your OWN HOUSE.   
   
And it doesn't help that she has the most OBNOXIOUS personality in the world. She is horribly nosy, needing to insert herself into every conversation, and then forcing us to explain something to her for 10 minutes if she doesn't know, instead of understanding that she has no place in the conversation. Her whispering is about a quiet as a fucking foghorn, so we almost risked getting kicked out of Age of Ultron when she decided to complain about a part of the film she disliked loud enough for people outside of the theater room to hear. (her speaking voice is measured by Richter scale) She is so racist and homophobic that I wouldn't be surprised to find a Klan uniform and a wooden cross in her room. And she is horribly stubborn. Her opinions must be considered fact at all times, and she must win any argument no matter how overwhelmingly defeated she is.   
   
And the only reason she allows myself and my brothers to even visit our own father over weekends is for her own benefit. When we're around, she no longer needs to work for her right to be there. She gets to sit around, having us wait on her while also doing her job of caring for our father. She constantly belittles my mother to my brothers (she is friendly in my mom's face, but behind her back talks about her like shit, as she does with most people), and even encourages racism to them, asking them to avoid "those black monkeys" as much as possible, and to not trust black people as teachers, policemen, etc. She has even threatened one of them with physical violence for not RINSING A USED BOWL. Although thankfully my father stepped in there and told her that such threats will absolutely not be tolerated by him.   
   
Anyway, with my brothers getting out of school, we will be staying with my dad work a week shortly. But I simply do not think I can tolerate a week with that woman. My dad and aunt do not know of my growing dislike for her, and even if they did, all that would do is create tension, since kicking her out isn't an option my dad has. So what should I do?   
   
tl;dr, aunt is a bitch using my dad, and I have to spend a week in the same house as her. What do I do?
So, my Dad has a leg issue, and it's been hard for him to do stuff for a while. He's mostly better now, but he can't stand on it much, can't really drive well with it, and will probably never be able to find a job that isn't desk or at-home work. Due to these issues, my aunt is staying with him to help out.

The problem? My aunt is a manipulative bitch taking advantage of this to force my dad into a symbiotic relationship that benefits mostly her.

He needs her because he needs someone to drive him places and do errands for him, help out around the house, and she can use her food stamps to help him get by. However, she does this all because she is a total bum that has nothing. She gets a roof over her head, Internet and Netflix, spending money (that goes towards weed half the time), and a nice car to drive pretty much whenever and wherever she wants, and does nothing to earn it. Ever since divorcing her husband, she has done nothing but mooch off of relatives whenever she can.

And since she knows he can't kick her out (which he won't do because she basically has him brainwashed), she just totally claimed his place as her own. My dad wants to watch something on HIS TV, and she wants to watch something else? Too bad, she gets what she wants. Dad needs to go to the doctor, but she doesn't feel like driving today? Too fucking bad, Dad has to reschedule. Dad wants to buy my mother, his ex-wife (that he's on friendly terms with), a Mother's Day gift, but my aunt doesn't think he should spend any of his money on "that bitch"? Guess what, Dad, you don't GET what you want with your OWN MONEY, in your OWN HOUSE.

And it doesn't help that she has the most OBNOXIOUS personality in the world. She is horribly nosy, needing to insert herself into every conversation, and then forcing us to explain something to her for 10 minutes if she doesn't know, instead of understanding that she has no place in the conversation. Her whispering is about a quiet as a fucking foghorn, so we almost risked getting kicked out of Age of Ultron when she decided to complain about a part of the film she disliked loud enough for people outside of the theater room to hear. (her speaking voice is measured by Richter scale) She is so racist and homophobic that I wouldn't be surprised to find a Klan uniform and a wooden cross in her room. And she is horribly stubborn. Her opinions must be considered fact at all times, and she must win any argument no matter how overwhelmingly defeated she is.

And the only reason she allows myself and my brothers to even visit our own father over weekends is for her own benefit. When we're around, she no longer needs to work for her right to be there. She gets to sit around, having us wait on her while also doing her job of caring for our father. She constantly belittles my mother to my brothers (she is friendly in my mom's face, but behind her back talks about her like shit, as she does with most people), and even encourages racism to them, asking them to avoid "those black monkeys" as much as possible, and to not trust black people as teachers, policemen, etc. She has even threatened one of them with physical violence for not RINSING A USED BOWL. Although thankfully my father stepped in there and told her that such threats will absolutely not be tolerated by him.

Anyway, with my brothers getting out of school, we will be staying with my dad work a week shortly. But I simply do not think I can tolerate a week with that woman. My dad and aunt do not know of my growing dislike for her, and even if they did, all that would do is create tension, since kicking her out isn't an option my dad has. So what should I do?

tl;dr, aunt is a bitch using my dad, and I have to spend a week in the same house as her. What do I do?
User avatar #185610 to #185564 - xXThatxOnexGuyXx (05/26/2015) [-]
As TitsMcCraken said, it may be possible for your dad to apply for disability. Granted, it won't net him much income a month, it would help him out. From there he would be able to apply for food stamps, government assisted housing, etc and be fully independent.

And sadly that's the only way things will get better for him. If he becomes less reliant on her and more independent.

As far as dealing with her goes, just be patient.
Just don't go attacking her, verbally or physically. It's tough, but that's family. There's always going to be that one person who has to make everything worse for everyone else. She will reap what she sows. Focus on your dad, whole you can, man.
User avatar #185577 to #185564 - welliguessitsaname (05/26/2015) [-]
Whoa, Sakurai is your dad?
User avatar #185569 to #185564 - titsmccracken (05/26/2015) [-]
Oh and if she gets physically violent just call the cops.
User avatar #185568 to #185564 - titsmccracken (05/26/2015) [-]
If this is a long term thing your dad should apply for disability. The state will provide him with a driver to doctors appointments and in home care. It will take a year or two, but that way he is not dependant on your aunt.
#185566 to #185564 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
GAMERGATE
User avatar #185565 to #185564 - Tyranitar (05/26/2015) [-]
Geez, didn't realized my rant was that long. But it let off some steam, so that's good.
User avatar #185558 - jellyman ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
I'm going to Puerto Rico on Friday for 6 days. Is there anything I should know or be aware of in the country?
User avatar #185605 to #185558 - machiavellianhumor ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
careful of cabs so you dont get kidnapped by a fake one
#185563 to #185558 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
don't watch boku no pico in puerto rico
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User avatar #185534 - hoponthefeelstrain ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
if you got married would your change your last name for your wife if she asked?
User avatar #185620 to #185534 - tormain (05/26/2015) [-]
My last name is fucking long so maybe, yeah.
User avatar #185614 to #185534 - ferrettamer (05/26/2015) [-]
Depends on the name, if it's lame naw
User avatar #185588 to #185534 - gabemczombie (05/26/2015) [-]
My last name is awesome and would function properly in most countries in the west so ,out of conveinence, no.
User avatar #185571 to #185534 - alexanderburns ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
NOT A FUCKING CHANCE
User avatar #185562 to #185534 - Tyranitar (05/26/2015) [-]
She can keep hers if she wants, but no way in hell am I changing mine.
User avatar #185561 to #185534 - sugoi ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
Whichever name is cooler.
#185554 to #185534 - notred ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
I really wanna get rid of my last name.
User avatar #185553 to #185534 - titsmccracken (05/26/2015) [-]
If I married a girl, yes. I would take her last name.
User avatar #185539 to #185534 - makotoitou (05/26/2015) [-]
yes, although my last name is pretty baller
User avatar #185544 to #185539 - hoponthefeelstrain ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
that's cool
User avatar #185535 to #185534 - nought (05/26/2015) [-]
no I live by society's rules
however wife can keep last name if it is cultural tradition
User avatar #185536 to #185535 - hoponthefeelstrain ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
it's not a rule though, it's a tradition but traditions can be changed.
User avatar #185537 to #185536 - nought (05/26/2015) [-]
you asked me my opinion, fine I go by tradition then

User avatar #185538 to #185537 - hoponthefeelstrain ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
okay what would you think of a guy who did take his wifes name?
User avatar #185540 to #185538 - nought (05/26/2015) [-]
kinda weird unless it's a foreign thing (asian cultures and maybe some european)
User avatar #185542 to #185540 - hoponthefeelstrain ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
so you wouldn't think he's less of a man?
User avatar #185549 to #185542 - nought (05/26/2015) [-]
i didn't say that
User avatar #185551 to #185549 - hoponthefeelstrain ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
alright just curious
#185533 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
I called nigger slut a faggot
#185531 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
lately i have felt extremely lonely and depressed and have no one to talk to and i dont know where to even begin looking to meet people (of my gender and opposite).
User avatar #185582 to #185531 - thedirtybee (05/26/2015) [-]
Bars for people you want to make mistakes with but pick up a few hobbies and join clubs then you can meet actual people and better yourself if needs be
User avatar #185580 to #185531 - welliguessitsaname (05/26/2015) [-]
go to places
User avatar #185530 - cloakndagger (05/26/2015) [-]
...Hm...I have so many romantic ideas, but so few opportunities to try them. Let me run one past you guys and you can tell me what you think. I got the inspiration for this from a pickup line comp, funnily.

So I see a beautiful woman, I walk up to her and just look at her, wait until she acknowledges me, probably with something snarky about how I'm rudely staring at her. So I reply simply with:
"Roses are red
Love at first sight is rare
I really don't want to blow this
But I can't just stand here and stare."

Poetry is sexy, right? And something simple that, to any person I just met, seems like it was come up with on the spot? That's sure to garner some kind of success, right?

What do you think, should I risk looking like a creep at first to seem romantic in the long run?
User avatar #185579 to #185530 - welliguessitsaname (05/26/2015) [-]
Are you being serious?
User avatar #185572 to #185530 - ieatbengay (05/26/2015) [-]
i don't think you need to try that hard
User avatar #185555 to #185530 - titsmccracken (05/26/2015) [-]
Not sure its romantic but it is mildly funny. Like I would be confused but giggle if a guy said that to me.
User avatar #185557 to #185555 - cloakndagger (05/26/2015) [-]
Possibly too much humor, meaning less romance. It's my burden.
User avatar #185559 to #185557 - titsmccracken (05/26/2015) [-]
That's alright. Humor is actually very sexy.
User avatar #185560 to #185559 - cloakndagger (05/26/2015) [-]
Then I'm golden! Thanks! Totally gonna look for a chance to try some of my ideas now.

Also, Thatoldhorse, you wanted some advice on this too, so here you go, buddy, somebody replied.
#185602 to #185560 - plantain (05/26/2015) [-]
Please don't. 8 out of 10 women will call you a creep. 1 will laugh awkwardly, and 1 will agree to fuck  you. And the last one's a stripper.
Please don't. 8 out of 10 women will call you a creep. 1 will laugh awkwardly, and 1 will agree to fuck you. And the last one's a stripper.
#185612 to #185602 - cloakndagger (05/26/2015) [-]
It couldn't possibly be that bad. It's not like I'm this guy.
It couldn't possibly be that bad. It's not like I'm this guy.
User avatar #185556 to #185555 - cloakndagger (05/26/2015) [-]
I'm more of the rom-com kinda guy. Just about all of my ideas of romance have a bit of humor in them. xD
User avatar #185541 to #185530 - makotoitou (05/26/2015) [-]
*tips fedora*
#185545 to #185541 - cloakndagger (05/26/2015) [-]
Nah, it's only be fedora tip worthy if I was whining about friendzones, praising science, or bashing religion. Bro, do you even tip fedoras?
User avatar #185546 to #185545 - makotoitou (05/26/2015) [-]
no, but you do tip fedoras
#185547 to #185546 - cloakndagger (05/26/2015) [-]
I'll fucking tip your fedora.
I'll fucking tip your fedora.
User avatar #185548 to #185547 - makotoitou (05/26/2015) [-]
do it m8
#185550 to #185548 - cloakndagger (05/26/2015) [-]
Make the first move, faggot.
User avatar #185532 to #185530 - thatoldhorse ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
i also have some ideas like that but im too chickenshit to try it so id e interested in knowing as well.
User avatar #185529 - shaunata (05/26/2015) [-]
how do I do intext citations, MLA format for web articles sources?
User avatar #185583 to #185529 - thedirtybee (05/26/2015) [-]
If this is for uni u can easily Google refrencesing guide followed by your uni
User avatar #185543 to #185529 - makotoitou (05/26/2015) [-]
you cite it
User avatar #185525 - lostminder (05/26/2015) [-]
so i have some cool bionicles in my room from when i was younger and i kinda wanna sell them, would someone actually buy them? i don't have their original boxes or anything just the built figures themselves
User avatar #185527 to #185525 - sugoi ONLINE (05/26/2015) [-]
No original packaging means it's worth significantly less.
Probably not worth selling em.
User avatar #185528 to #185527 - lostminder (05/26/2015) [-]
that sucks
User avatar #185523 - charizarddad (05/26/2015) [-]
purely hypothetical. is it possible for a (taken) female to have a purely platonic relationship with the opposite sex AND not have the guy think about fucking her? the guy will not fuck her due to morals, he knows she is taken but still fantasizes about her(and he doesnt tell her or anyone). not counting special cases like sexuality, obviously he wont want to fuck her if hes gay.

another similar but different question is

Guy A(Jason) is dating Girl B(Leah), Guy C(John) is her best friend but they are platonic. Leah only sees John as a friend, and John has always been nothing but a friend(John is average to good looking, not repulsive), but Jason does not like him because Jason thinks John wants to fuck her. Jason understands John won't fuck her, but thinks that had John had the opportunity, he would. Is it wrong for Jason to not like John? Not hate, not make Leah stop seeing him, just not like John.
User avatar #185615 to #185523 - ferrettamer (05/26/2015) [-]
Is Jason dunkey?
User avatar #185616 to #185615 - charizarddad (05/26/2015) [-]
honestly coincidental. kind of funny how coincidental, i didnt even think about that til you said something. no, like i said this is all hypothetical.
User avatar #185573 to #185523 - ieatbengay (05/26/2015) [-]
both the guy and the girl will imagine things
User avatar #185524 to #185523 - makotoitou (05/26/2015) [-]
Guys fantasize about fucking basically any female friend they have. Doesn't mean they act on it, but it's just a natural thing that happens.

Jason issn't horribly wrong, but is being overcautious.
#185511 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
My girlfriend of 3 months dumped me and a week later she already found a new boyfriend. She's also refusing to talk to me. I've always seen her flirting with other people when I was with her which made me a little happy that she broke up with me but for some reason I feel bad and off because she found a boyfriend as quickly as she did. My friend said I should do things like block her on Facebook but I feel like that would be overkill. What do?
#185522 to #185511 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
Like you already said, you're happy that she parted with you. To be honest I really don't think she deserves someone like you. Not in a negative way I mean. Like the other anon said she's a slut be happy that she broke up with you. Let her be a slut on her own time as long as you're not in the picture anymore you should try and move on. I know you're hurt and all but she is not at all worth stressing over, trust me I've been down your road.   
   
   
Whatever you do, if she comes back to you do not accept her back in your life. It's not worth it man. I know you care about her but trust me life broke you up from her for a reason.
Like you already said, you're happy that she parted with you. To be honest I really don't think she deserves someone like you. Not in a negative way I mean. Like the other anon said she's a slut be happy that she broke up with you. Let her be a slut on her own time as long as you're not in the picture anymore you should try and move on. I know you're hurt and all but she is not at all worth stressing over, trust me I've been down your road.


Whatever you do, if she comes back to you do not accept her back in your life. It's not worth it man. I know you care about her but trust me life broke you up from her for a reason.
#185514 to #185511 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
you dated a slut, congratulations, its fairly prominent these days
#185513 to #185511 - anonymous (05/26/2015) [-]
she was probably already "with" this new guy while she was with you.
you need to forget her and move on, no reason to keep hurting yourself.
you don't need to block her on facebook, just stay away from her page to keep yourself
from doing something you'll regret.

but what do i know, im just an anon on FJ
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