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The Great Flood of 2019 WDT

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dcc001, Sep 26, 2019.

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  1. Nettdata

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    Regardless, by getting tested you go to a sleep clinic where they monitor your sleep for a night. If you don't have sleep apnea, it very well may be that the testing will show something else that may be stopping you from getting a good night's sleep.
     
  2. Crown Royal

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    Early reviews for “The Irishman” are saying it's Scorsese’s best since Goodfellas. It’s 210 minutes long too, that’s a lot of entertainment in one film.
     
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    Casino and The Departed are darkhorse best films he's made contenders.


    Dixie, how much Caffeine you drink? Ive been a heavy user since high school. Ive finally dialed it back to ~1 cup a day and Ive seen morning and mid day energy turn around completely. I certainly don't feel the despondent "fuck did I even get sleep I feel so fucking drowsy" when I wake up anymore.
     
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    Being diagnosed with sleep apnea was the greatest thing to ever happen to me. It didn’t matter if I slept for 8 hours or 2. I felt like shit after. So I saw no need for sleep. I did a shit ton of uppers. Nicotine, caffeine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, Coke. Whatever. Anything to keep me feeling awake. I began dating my wife who told me that wasn’t normal. I went to a doctor, who sent me to a sleep doctor who prescribed me a cpap after a sleep study.

    I now sleep 7-8 hours a night and wake up feeling awesome. I drink maybe two cups of coffee a day. Sleep machine isn’t the coolest thing, but I also don’t have to worry about dying in my sleep because I can’t breathe. So that’s awesome.

    Sleep apnea isn’t just about not snoring.

    Seriously get that shit checked out.
     
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    x2 to this.
    I've pretty much stopped the caffeine lately and it has been truly remarkable how different I feel. Much more consistent energy, no crashes. Less anxiety/reactionary emotional stuff after drinking a fuckton of coffee. I've been a heavy drinker for more than 10 years and now that I am off it, I can clearly see it was doing more harm that good on a daily basis.
     
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    More for me.
     
  7. Crown Royal

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    It’s hard to find a single flaw in his crime movies. Even Mean Streets is a masterpiece, despite being raw and dated.
     
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    The newspaper business is evil and eats its own. I used to do freelance (heavy on the "free") sports writing for a local NBA team back when blogs and Internet journalism still wasn't taken seriously. The scholarships to J-schools from that helped pay my way through undergrad. For a long while I wanted to be a journalist. Until I got into the weeds of it and realized that editors and newspaper higher ups are, on the whole, fucking evil people who use journalists like low-paid mercenaries. They push these people to write the clickbaity stories that will get them page views/sell subscriptions, and then cut them loose as soon as something they asked them to write bites them in the ass. I feel absolutely horrible for the writer of that story, because from what it sounds like, his editors and higher ups pushed him into waters he wasn't going to originally swim. Dude was the sacrificial lamb when the real cunts won't even comment.

    But then again, the author did write for BuzzFeed prior to that job, so maybe should have known what to expect? (Also, 2007 called, they want their gay marriage joke back.)
     
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    My question is: if you cocksucking, bloodsucking, two-faced, fly by night shit-on-your-shoes “journalists” were only doing a “basic background check” on your stpry’s Subject, exactly how many of the decade worth of tweets did you “basically” sift through to finally find dirt on somebody? And you post THOSE TWO TEETS specifically, none of his hundreds or thousands of harmless ones. Because you’re just following “the ethics of journalism”.

    ...fucking LIARS. You took a good person who was doing a wonderful, selfless act and made about getting a few extra clicks. And your response is to not apologize, defend your sleazy actions and whine about getting empty death threats? Kill yourselves.

    Not a single one of us would have a job tomorrow if our bosses read what we say to each other on here. Just like anyone else with a digital footprint. Stop splaying out every single person as if we’re all supposed to be Mr. Rogers. We’re all assholes.
     
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    Meh, live by the sword, die by the sword. Want to make your name in journalism by going after others? Well then, depending on your employer, you'd best be above reproach yourself.

    If you're not, then sorry, hard to feel sorry for you...
     
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    News has become what salesmanship started becoming a couple decades ago— they’re not showing you the W5, instead they are trying to charm and schmooze you into listening to them. I don’t care about some irrelevant side story. Show me the product. Tell me what it’s capable of. Tell me the price.

    ...I want news to be like that again. Just tell me what happened, where, and who’s involved. That’s it. I don’t need you to find their dating account so the entire world can know they’re into Asian schoolgirl porn. Nobody asked for that.

    ...lots of people just want cut-and-dry reporting like when 60 minutes was in its prime. So... where is it? I remember VICE to once claim that they were this. They are certainly not that.
     
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    News has become 2 things; eyeballs for ads, or propaganda.

    Next time you watch the news, ask yourself if they are reporting the fact to you, or telling you what to think about the news. It's kind of shocking how much the latter is present in all MSM, on "both" sides.
     
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    The way he cries about the backlash he received is pretty much the greatest epitome ever of someone totally devoid of self awareness.

    He can qualify his rationale for putting the guy's old tweets in his story all he wants, but it's obvious he did it because he wanted to finger wag at him for being such a bad person. I'm sorry, but there's just no other reason you would put someone's tasteless old tweets in a story like this because they have fuck all to do with the charity work.

    Taken out of context, disingenuous arguments, blankets characterizations... yep, that's probably all true, and exactly how many times have you done this yourself? Let me guess, every fucking chance you get?
     
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    I can’t believe there are employed adults that haven’t gone back and scrubbed their social media history and locked that shit down with privacy settings for good measure.
     
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    If I were a boss and I was hiring somebody, the first first thing I’m going to do is see what type of online footprint this person has left. I’ll bet 95% of all places that hire now do this.

    ....but that’s because I’m hiring them to work next to me. They’re not some stranger from another city doing charity work for kids, as far as I’m concerned that person doesn’t need to pass any more “tests”.
     
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    My hypocrisy meter exploded when he started whining about being taken out of context. Despite numerous chances he refused to even once acknowledge that Sign Guy’s old “offensive tweets” were actually direct quotes from Tosh 2.0.

    I think my favourite part of the whole thing is how, once again, the progressive reporter looks EXACTLY how you picture him to look.
     
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    You mean like the kinda guy that likes getting pegged by his girlfriend but swears he isnt gay?
     
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    The saddest part of the whole thing is that sign guy had to admit to watching Tosh.0
     
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    I just went back and looked at a Twitter account I used in college and forgot about. Nearly all of the tweets are joking responses to other tweets from back before Twitter linked replies to the original tweet. It's the very definition of out of context. Here's one that I just deleted:
    This is obviously a joke in response to a comment about corporal punishment, but I could certainly see someone from the church of outrage taking it out of context and choosing to interpret it literally, so it gets deleted.
     
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