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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Marcus » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:40 pm

Many orphans are abandoned by family. Im pretty sure a lot of them got family somewhere. Unknowing and some knowing of their exsistance.

Had I been rich, I would off sent you a hundred thousand Kr. :/

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Post by Joseph » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:32 pm

Biological parents and family are two entirely separate things. I have biological parents but I have no idea where they are nor do I care. They abandoned me as a child so they are not, by any definition, family.

Bad things happen to people. That's why there are homeless people in the world. Not everyone living on the street has addiction or mental health issues. People lose their jobs, can't pay rent or bills, can't find work fast enough and have no family to turn to for help. And let's be honest, North American culture doesn't care much for family. Nursing homes are appalling. Too many people here ship their elderly parents off to waste away and die in these homes, never even visiting them. About the only time you see three generations of a family living under one roof in Western society are when they're immigrants from a culture that actually values and respects the family unit.

Thanks for the thought of "if you were rich" though.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Marcus » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:48 pm

Well that sucks :/ Oh well. My bad mate.

I know. But still I thought Americas was all conservative and caring of family and Christian. But that might just be people like Republican Mitt Romney.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Fluffy17 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:18 pm

Lord sadness wrote:But still I thought America was all conservative and caring of family and Christian. But that might just be people like Republican Mitt Romney.
I don't view Mormonism as Christian but that's irrelevant in the following post.

Josan is right, homeless people are just that homeless. Not homeless addicts or mentally ill. As for the retirement homes. Josan's right again, my grandma is in a home and only my mother is willing to visit her due to "geographical issues". Prisons also have a lot more enmities than most homes and that is the sad part. We value human garbage and criminals over the elderly respectable people. Money won't solve the problem, culture has to change in order for that problem to even try to sprout.
Josan wrote:Biological parents and family are two entirely separate things. I have biological parents but I have no idea where they are nor do I care. They abandoned me as a child so they are not, by any definition, family.
I know that feeling. My parents aren't really my family, my dad's a drunk my mom's a hopeless person that think the government knows best for her own son. I'm a boomerang kid/parasite single/whatever its called in Italy and Brazil. And I hate it, I'm not blaming people for my actions, but they sure as hell never helped me.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:22 pm

Religion, fortunately, is losing its influence and being replaced with reason and rational thought. Morality and decency do exist outside of religion. And there's a lot of immoral behaviour within religion.

And while the hard right may profess to be good Christians their values are often as far from the teachings of Christ as you could get. And they still put the elderly in old age homes and abandon them. Religion actually has little to do with caring for the aged.

EDIT: Hi Fluffy! You're here so infrequently I just got one heck of a surprise seeing you posted just as I was. :)

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Fluffy17 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:28 pm

Thanks Josan, decided to lurk about and well. Discovered this little chat and well I would be doing everybody a disservice if I didn't put my two cents in.
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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:46 pm

Well, glad you joined in. You should pop by more often, join our forum rpg...

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Post by Marcus » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:43 pm

Drop by some more Fluffy! : )D

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:28 pm

This amuses me.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:44 pm

^ Well, I thought it was funny...

Anyhow...

Unemployment is a bitch. Especially at this time of year. I'm tired of seeing Christmas lights. It's just a reminder of what I don't have.

And I'm fast losing hope that this job I was assured of a month ago is going to materialise. It's been a month now. I have, of course, been looking elsewhere again but at this time of year... For example, Workopolis, one of the main job sites had only 11 new postings today, only one of which I'm even remotely qualified for.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Gorth » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:06 am

Joseph wrote:I'm tired of seeing Christmas lights.
You and me both, although probably for different reasons. I just despise the "prostitution" of what should be a joyous occasion, turning it into a consumerist nightmare of cheap thrills and expensive habits and very little of actual value for people.
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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:10 am

Oh, I don't see Christmas lights as part of the commercialism. I loathe the commercialism too but I love lights. Mind you, I'm the type of guy that also has used strings of the small white or blue Christmas lights indoors, around a window frame, bookcase, etc, just for the look.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Gorth » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:50 am

My only Christmas decoration is a Christmas tentacle (for Cthulhu to put gifts in) at I got with my Very Scary Solstice box set (Chtulhu Carols) ;)
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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Marcus » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:40 pm

Christmas the only thign that keeps me going, New years Eve? Bunch of herpy derpes! Worst holiday that exist. Who fucking do! A NEW YEAR, lets drink our brains out. No thanks, no need to have an excuse for that and a new year suck anyway.

Christmas decoration is the best stuff ever! So is the food! If no one suddenly takes offense from it and demands it to be removed to have falafel-ham instead or something. Dont TOUCH my...tradition!

Also religion dying...not in the third world sadly. People still dont eat pork, follow silly rules and go to church on sundays.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:18 am

So... how's the weather?

You really do love to rant and rave, don't you?

So, considering your views on religion why is Christmas the "only thing" that keeps you going? It is, after all, a Christian holiday, celebrating the birth of Christ (something that should be obvious for the name).

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