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Neon Zephyr

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  1. Neon Zephyr

    Police Brutality Thread

    I heard about this yesterday. I live in Columbus, but I've been far too busy to keep up with the exact details on this one. I agree that the cop should have used a taser, but I have difficulty outright calling it brutality; the suspect was actively fighting the cop from what I saw on the news yesterday, and could have easily gotten a hold of the gun. Again, I don't have all the details yet, but this one might just be a really bad call instead of active aggression by a cop. Regardless, the loss of a young life is a shame. And it should be considered to retrain all cops. Maybe training/protocol should be to go for taser in close-range encounters like this? I don't have the answers. It just hurts to see something like this hit so close to home (literally).
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  3. Ah. I missed that. Still tone-deaf in my opinion. Also, it really bugs me how he says he "discovered" details he's coming up with as he goes. It makes it sound like he's trying to sound more important. (Par for the course, I know, but still.) Especially when it contradicts things he has said in the past. Didn't he forget that he confirmed that Kragok's son was Remington years ago?
  4. Whoa what? Where did he say he assaulted anyone? I just went through recent tweets and found nothing.
  5. Neon Zephyr

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Ah, cool cool. Good to know! Thanks, mate!! (And I didn't mean to imply the other source wasn't reliable. Apologies for coming across as aggressive; I had hoped a few companies had become more blue over the course of Obama's second term. I'm a little bummed they didn't.) Part of me just wants it to be the 8th already.
  6. Neon Zephyr

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    This article is from 2012. A lot can change in 5 years. Is there something more recent? Also, sorry Dizcrybe, Pizza Hut is on there. They're under Yum! Brands, which when mostly Republican in 2012's cycle.
  7. Great, now I can't unsee that. Also, haha "lawyers are sharks." The pinnacle of humor, Penders. thats sarcasm if it wasn't obvious
  8. Got an email reply to my SEGA support complaint. Basically a link to this page: http://www.sega.com/denuvo This feels super condescending to me...
  9. Neon Zephyr

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Let me make this clear: Read my posts before you try to talk down at me, please.
  10. Neon Zephyr

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    First, that's kinda part of the problem. This "fuck you, got mine" attitude. Second. Did... did you read a word I said past the first line or two? Like, more than just skimmed? I am a woman. I am working hard. I literally worked myself sick. I have worked three jobs at once before just to make ends meet. And I'm still in a hole. And when I respectfully point out what I am worth AS A PERSON IN MY FIELD regardless of my gender (never even bringing it up), I'm basically told to prostitute myself on top of my job to pay rent. Before hiring a guy to do basically the same job as me, for three times my pay. How is that equality? How is that not sexist? And you still haven't responded to the coal miner bits. Do you think they don't work hard? And what about the fact that many pregnancies are due to abuse? Do those women need to "pay for it"? I'm happy that your mom was able to raise you and your siblings all on your own. That's great, and I'm not trying to undermine that. But, there's a lot of luck there. She had to be lucky to be in a place and time that allowed her to even land a decent job, let alone being able to raise three kids. And that's the problem. That's why I (and others) are upset at your post(s). You're suggesting "Oh, just work hard and things will all be good and equal and you'll get what you deserve." But that's not how it works. And it shouldn't have to come down to pure luck. Someone like me, who worked 40-60 hour weeks (and at one point was balancing full time school with two-three jobs), shouldn't be forced to work herself sick to afford rent. Someone with arguably good healthcare for an American shouldn't still be unable to diagnose why she's dying. You're acting as if I'm saying that as a woman, I'm not as capable. That's not AT ALL what I said. I'm just as capable, and I'm working just as hard as any of the men on my team. But I'm not being treated as an equal. That needs to stop and I (and all other women) need to stop being demonized for it when we point it out.
  11. Neon Zephyr

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    As someone who was raised by a single parent, I take deep personal offense to Chris's statement, and I stand by Lord Basil 100% Plus. Like LB said. Abuse happens. There are cases of domestic abuse where a woman is pressured in some manner to become pregnant, for any number of reasons. Again. I *was* one of those pregnancies. My mother didn't complain either. But when the divorce finally happened, she deserved a lot better than she got. Are you suggesting that my mother deserved to have to continuously be abused by first my father (until he finally straightened out, mostly, but by then the divorce was over a decade old) and then by the vast majority of our extended family simply because she didn't want to risk us dying from abuse and neglect, and then from our society because she dared to divorce my father and be a single mother that actually focused on caring for her child instead of her own life? She took hard, physical labor and retail jobs, until she found something stable, even though it didn't allow for much better than a barely healthy life for us. And I'm certainly no slouch either. I studied my ass off from elementary on. I got all As in school (save gym, too focused on academics to excel much there). Participated in every form of the arts (band, drama, etc) that I could manage. Inducted into Honor Society. I graduated 2nd in my class in high school. Got accepted to my first choice college with a specialized scholarship. Made dean's list in college most of my freshman year, inducted into THAT Honor Society. Made connections with my professors and with the IT job I got on campus. It got me a connection to a pretty predominant company in my city. And you know what happened? None of it mattered. Because the system isn't designed to reward those who work hard. Some do. But that's luck. If hard work and worth got you what you need, I would be making over twice what I do an hour. I wouldn't be severely ill and unable to even afford the tests to diagnose what's wrong with me. I wouldn't have to fight and struggle to even get a dollar raise after three years (I haven't gotten a raise since being made fulltime. After years of dedication and LITERALLY WORKING MYSELF SICK). I wouldn't be literally bedridden. I wouldn't be struggling to seek therapy for what I *do* have diagnosed (which is only part of my issues). My student loans, even after my scholarships, are demanding more than half of my payrate a month now. They are literally PUNISHING me for choosing to "work hard" (note, I am fine with paying loans, but the proportion/tuition cost amount/interest when compared to the pay I get with that degree is vile) And I have good health insurance. And I still can't afford healthcare. (Pro-Life? No. Anti-Choice. Because "Pro-life" only cares about fetuses being born into human beings, and then fuck 'em.) And yes. I have been searching for a new job. For a year. But I can't afford to just quit mine. I would be evicted and sued by my loan company within two months. And you know what my boss said when I told him that my research showed that I was worth more than my pay and that I deserved better and that I couldn't afford my (rather meager) bills on what he insisted was "lucky" pay? He heavily implied (as to avoid HR blowback) that because I'm a woman I should prostitute myself out to pay rent. And then hired a guy to do a very similar job as mine for nearly three times my pay. So no. We aren't equal. That is the whole fucking problem. (disclaimer: I am white. I acknowledge that I likely would be paid even less if I wasn't. I also may not have been diagnosed--with what little I've gotten diagnosed--properly if I wasn't.) EDIT: that comic KH posted isn't just using Nazis as a generic, either. Karl Popper wrote the Paradox of Tolerance in 1945. We shouldn't have to keep learning this lesson.
  12. Neon Zephyr

    Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion

    I have to second this. I'm the type of person who felt that even some of the reboot!designs were too bland from trying to adhere to existing characters' design templates too strongly. As much as I hate the comic ending at the point it did (until we get solid news otherwise), with multiple arcs incomplete and so close to #300, I have to say that the worst part is all the creators (writers, artists) on the book who are being hurt by this. If IDW or anyone else picks it up, I really hope they at least reach out to as many of these guys as they can. On that note, can someone list as many of the artists' and writers' twitters as they can? I would like to follow as many as possible and give them support in whatever ways I can. And I'm sure I'm not the only one. EDIT: Thanks, mate. Just forwarded them my latest subscription email with a refund request. I don't really want any of Archie's other stuff.
  13. Neon Zephyr

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    This is pretty much the long and short of it. Ironic when the Founding Fathers the GOP want to basically worship basically had said "enough" to the British Parliament for doing more or less what they're doing to their own constituents now. Except worse, because instead of just taxing the people, they're taking away the things those taxes are meant to pay for (taking care of the nation in general). No wonder France looked at us and Britain and went "Yeah, no, we'll learn from history, thanks." Pushing people back against the wall isn't how you make peace. When people have nothing left to lose, they will lash out in any way they can. And those lax gun laws the GOP are now going to shoot them in the foot. Literally, in some cases. (Note: I do not condone violence, of course, I shouldn't have to say it. But, I am not at all surprised that someone finally felt cornered enough to bite)
  14. Neon Zephyr

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    While I know the concept of people bringing suits against Trump isn't all that new, this may be of interest: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-and-maryland-to-sue-president-trump-alleging-breach-of-constitutional-oath/2017/06/11/0059e1f0-4f19-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html Two AGs filing this one, however, makes it far more likely to at least gain traction.
  15. On that note, he can't even try to claim that he considers it a "possible future" and try to pass it as an alternate in that manner. Because he's been trying to claim for years that his M25YL is the "one and true" future for the comic. He'd have to retract one statement or the other. And Penders doesn't usually retract anything, or apologize. Often even when presented evidence.

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