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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119310 on: May 17, 2019, 05:34:54 am »

Me and Trekkin causing a stink, or Is Comrade Maduro being a douche canoe again?
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119311 on: May 17, 2019, 06:11:46 am »

That was a lot of vitriol for the Common Man, Wierd. Though somewhat understandable in context.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119312 on: May 17, 2019, 06:22:42 am »

My faith in the common american to know much about anything going on in the rest of the world, or to have an informed opinion on things other than beer, what kind of sex they like, or their favorite celebrity, has been eroded to pessimistic levels.

Sadly, the kinds of social media posts they curate on the news when they do their social media hurrah segment only reinforces this. It's almost like they purposefully select for people that belong on Maury Povich.  It might be bias on my end, but it is hard for me to determine where my bias begins, and where the actual horror in society begins, to make a truly rational opinion.

I will just assert instead that they are capable of doing better, and SHOULD be doing better.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119313 on: May 17, 2019, 12:53:01 pm »

Oddly Maduro is the least of my problems rigth now. Is at work, where I've been working without food or water from 7:00 am to 4 or 5 pm, no pause for lunch because no lunch, for about 3 months already.

On top of this and the progresive destruction of my body and health loss for going weeks without eating but meager breakfasts and ligth dinners add that Im being blamed on all the errors and details on a remodelation because.

I was told to be on the watch, noting got stolen, I wanst told I was quality assurance, less so on construction wich us something I know not really much. It was apparently a 5k US$ , which is a fuck huge thing here, well beyond my life expectancy with current income.

I couldn't care less because we are leaving  soon, although my wife has been trying to recoil from the plan lately. Sadly, I'm an idiot with too much sense of responsibility and this kind of things dry me up emotionally,  perhaps because I'm already in a pretty bad spot.
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« Reply #119314 on: May 17, 2019, 03:07:30 pm »

My faith in the common american to know much about anything going on in the rest of the world, or to have an informed opinion on things other than beer, what kind of sex they like, or their favorite celebrity, has been eroded to pessimistic levels.

Sadly, the kinds of social media posts they curate on the news when they do their social media hurrah segment only reinforces this. It's almost like they purposefully select for people that belong on Maury Povich.  It might be bias on my end, but it is hard for me to determine where my bias begins, and where the actual horror in society begins, to make a truly rational opinion.

I will just assert instead that they are capable of doing better, and SHOULD be doing better.

So yes, the news is dumb and wrong and reports for shock value rather than accuracy, in part because it's profitable but mostly because accuracy is not an achievable end goal when your audience has finite time to read your stories. The best it can do is bring things to your attention. The only person who can hand you an accurate understanding of events is you. Similarly, yeah, people's social media posts sound stupid. You're missing a lifetime of context to them.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119315 on: May 17, 2019, 06:52:45 pm »

I'm at the end of my willpower.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119316 on: May 17, 2019, 07:34:41 pm »

I just lost the last friend that hasn't already flee or died here. Sure the day ended up being really shitty. Now Im babysiting my niece besides watching peter, haven't taken a bath and have a pile of laundry to tackle. The wife is helping my sister to wash. All this because I happen to have water and power at the same freaking time, something akin to a planetary alienation here.

Did I told you that there's no gas around? I don't have a car anymore but no gasoline anywhere on thw country also means no buses, no food being delivered anywhere, basically nothing.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119317 on: May 17, 2019, 10:15:17 pm »

I just lost the last friend that hasn't already flee or died here.

Lost to what, may I ask? Hopefully it's fleeing rather than the alternative.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119318 on: May 18, 2019, 07:04:50 am »

Gone the heck outta here.
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« Reply #119319 on: May 20, 2019, 05:25:03 am »

A friend's cat died during a fairly routine operation for a leg fracture.
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« Reply #119320 on: May 20, 2019, 08:36:59 am »

A friend's cat died during a fairly routine operation for a leg fracture.

First, that *is* sad. Second, What? How bad was the fracture that they needed to operate?
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« Reply #119321 on: May 20, 2019, 11:27:49 am »

...dunno about cats but in humans many (dare I say most?) fractures would require some form of surgery
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« Reply #119322 on: May 20, 2019, 11:57:25 am »

Dunno about "most". I'm not exactly a usable sample size, but I've had two fractures and no surgeries for either. My sister has had at least two fractures and so far as I know has never gone under the knife for anything.
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« Reply #119323 on: May 20, 2019, 12:13:45 pm »

What age were you? And where were the fractures?
I've been looking for some papers comparing incidences and surgery vs xonventional, and thia is the only paper I found that fits the bill

https://www.injuryjournal.com/article/S0020-1383(09)00301-5/fulltext

A summary would be that before 16 and younger around 40% of fractures require surgery (which is a hefty percentage), whereas older than 16  (which outnumber the young)the vast majority require surgery (over 90%). There is an obvious selection bias there (I mean most of those "older than 16" are likely older than 60 as well) but I dont think it changes things very much. I stand by my point: most bone fractures require surgery, and even in selected populations (eg children) a surprisingly high (but not most) number of fractures end up in surgery
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« Reply #119324 on: May 20, 2019, 04:43:34 pm »

I don't remember the exact ages. I feel like I was in single-digit years (7, maybe?) for the first one, and in my...junior year of high school for the second (possibly sophomore). Both fractures were in my forearms: right arm for the first and left for the second.
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