What Grinds My Gears

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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Neocon » Tue May 23, 2017 3:24 am

WGMG?

It's been nearly 5 years since I shot a .22 rifle. There has been a complete breakdown of mental healthcare allowed an unstable mental incompetent have the chance to kill his mother, take her firearms, and commit an absolutely horrific act at an elementary school. Then, fears of gun control laws led to the irrational hoarding of guns and ammo. Strangely, the primary target was the least-likely of targets, the .22 LR. All the while, the Bushmaster AR-style rifles like the one used in that massacre, sit on Walmart shelves to the point that they were losing money trying to sell them and stopped selling them altogether. Most other calibers were back to regular prices (or lower in many cases) and availability within months. The .22 LR, which has traditionally been the cheapest and easiest to find due to its mass production and being sold in large bulk boxes, however, remained almost unseen for four years. Finally, it appears that .22 LR is back in regular supply and only slightly more expensive (again, most other ammunition has gone down in price).

After nearly five years, I decided tomorrow I will take my .22 rifle to the range. I get it out and check the reddot to make sure the battery is good and instantly notice something is not right. The gun is fine, but he sight is covered in goo. My first thought was to spray a paper towel with WD40 and wipe it off. Bad idea. The paper towel stuck to the goo. I decided to try a cotton rag with WD40, but that didn't help. My father suggested Mean Green degreaser. It worked! An hour later, I finally got most of the goo off the site. At least the battery is still good.

This brings me back to WGMG. Despite the fact that we know that mental healthcare is broken, it's probably worse now than five years ago. People with mental health problems like PTSD try to hide because they might be placed on a government list if they seek help. That's not right. People who seek mental help should be treated like those who seek care for any other illness. The fear of being treated like a criminal is keeping people from getting the help that would allow them to live a normal life, which eventually leads to the very problems those in charge claim to want to stop.

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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Flake » Tue May 23, 2017 4:14 am

Preach!

WGMG? Today we had to give a presentation on a mock company idea. We had one job - make a semi-reasonable sounding pitch to secure $50 000 in capital. Well all my colleagues went over time so I didn't get to present! THANKS DICKS. The one thing that I was good at. The one thing that would've secured us a High Distinction. THE ONE THING we had to mention and do in our presentation. And we couldn't even get that done right.

Fucking sick of my grades being pulled down by lazy peers who don't want to put in the effort! Enough of group marking!
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Granny Apple Smith » Tue May 23, 2017 12:19 pm

Flake wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 4:14 am
Preach!

WGMG? Today we had to give a presentation on a mock company idea. We had one job - make a semi-reasonable sounding pitch to secure $50 000 in capital. Well all my colleagues went over time so I didn't get to present! THANKS DICKS. The one thing that I was good at. The one thing that would've secured us a High Distinction. THE ONE THING we had to mention and do in our presentation. And we couldn't even get that done right.

Fucking sick of my grades being pulled down by lazy peers who don't want to put in the effort! Enough of group marking!
Uni? Hopefully your professor ain't much of an ass and doesn't let you make it up. I find higher education to be easier and fairer when it comes to grading as long as you are a responsible adult.

Anywho. WGMG?

Getting hacked.

For the first time in months I decided to play some GTA online. Try to login and keeps giving me password and email incorrect bs. Go and reset my password and check email. Find a little rockstar notice from 2 weeks ago that my email and password have been changed by someone other than me. Good news is that my email is beater one, only use it for games, giveaways, coupons and memberships. Bad news is that I got carelessed and linked my PayPal account to it.

So far I've only been drained 14 bucks from some subscription service he/she signed up for.

I've always ridiculed "hacked" people for being carless. EVERYONE is vulnerable!
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Neocon » Fri May 26, 2017 10:03 pm

I made it over four months without having a sick day, even though I had two paid sick days. What happens when summer break starts? Two weeks in and I have a soar throat, cough, and feel horrible. That's really grinding my gears.

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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by KM6BZH » Sat May 27, 2017 2:10 am

WGMG?
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Flake » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:40 am

I can't help but feel a pang of personal envy when someone proudly proclaims "Went to the School of Hard Knocks"

Sounds rewarding. Do they offer post-graduate study? I hope the entry requirements aren't too strict. All I'll have to go off is a double Bachelors Degree, years of practical management experience, and perhaps even a CPA or CMA qualification to boot.

I hear they're really strict on the "life skills" requirements though, So I surely will never be experienced enough to get in to any of their programs. Not that I've had more "hard knocks" than anyone who ever claims they struggled or anything. I'm sure owning investment properties and making $150K+ per year is tough though.

Oh to be so vainly ignorant that you can wear your complete disregard for education / human intelligence as a badge of honor.

I think some people really need to learn to swallow the poison they push on others and shut the fuck up for once.

It hurts when your own family belittle and criticize you for daring to speak up about respecting other peoples religions and ways of life.
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Richard Vo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:43 pm

WGMG?

Feel dumb when revising in class...
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Granny Apple Smith » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:08 pm

WGMG?

Not winning the Powerball.

Heres to a better Wednesday.
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Turbofan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:16 am

Here's something that grinds my gears. Take a look at the video:


What seems even more amazing to me than the abrupt run out on the ramp are some of the comments on the video. As if to say she was at the playground and just running around meaning no harm. There are plenty of reasons why the term is "active ramp" - strict safety norms are priority, and no one can just run around for ANY reason. Just because there are no vehicles moving on the ramp does not mean one won't. Of course, in this "self entitlement" world we live in these days, a lot of people wouldn't see anything wrong with this scenario, but then if something does indeed go wrong, yes feel free to sue the airline, the airport and every other party your lawyer sees fit.

And you know what? Does not seem like she's "mentally incompetent" to me at all. She said "sorry", which clearly indicates she knew she did something really wrong. At least she realized it.
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Sierra » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:01 am

You know what grinds my gears?

People who have no idea when to call, or how to call for emergency services properly. Sure, we're constantly told to "call 911 if there is an emergency hurr durr," but people need to realize what an emergency really is. You have a cold? Great, get some fluids into you and rest, at most call your doctor if it's really that bad. You engaged in certain unprotected acts and you want to get checked out? Take the bus to an urgent care centre, or ask someone to take you. These are not emergencies that require the usage of an already stretched-thin service, and prevents others with actual emergencies from getting said services in a timely manner. However, if you're in the most pain of your life and you're possibly going to die, call 911, and don't demand a refusal because you can't be bothered to pay the bill. There are programs in place to help mitigate that cost, or allow you to pay in installments. Money is of no use to you when you are physically unable to spend it.

Also, if you're over 136kg/300lbs, please tell the dispatcher so we don't have to wait on scene for fire to come help lift your ass up. There is no EMT out there that will risk lifting you without assistance, so please, for the love of god, be self aware in these situations. How you live your life is fine with us, but don't be upset when we refuse to give ourselves future back pain and make you wait an extra 10 minutes before we get going.

Also, don't call us ambulance drivers. It's a surefire way to get us to hit every pothole when transporting you.

tl;dr, don't be fucking stupid. You're probably dealing with a medic on the 23rd hour of their shift, so at least make it easier for us.
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by MD5Ray01 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:03 pm

Here's another thing that grinds my gears: when it's barely a couple days into October and retailers already are putting their Christmas stuff out. Would it kill them to show some restraint?

I kid you not. I work in retail, and the store that I work at had some of their Christmas stuff out on the 5th of October.
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Flake » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:59 pm

So you know that guy that tripled the price of Insulin? Trump just appointed him to regulate Big Pharama.

Or what about that guy that wants to sell out Net Neutrality?

No conflicts of interest here. No Sir-ee! I'll just take my bag of (money) laundry to the dry cleaners in Panama now.

Hey fancy a big lootbox from EA? That's not gambling at all, honestly. And definitely not targeted at kids with mommy and daddys credit card.

Hey did you hear about the Paradise Papers? No me neither, because the media is so well bought and controlled by Murdoch that reporting on that is ignored.


More than 200 people were left to die on an island without food or water by my own governments hand and if anyone tries to report on that, THEY are the criminals.

Hey. Hey kid. Wanna gamble everything you own on LadBrokes? No no, it's heaps Australian bruh! Gambling ads served fresh every 10 minutes, direct to your on prime time commercial television, indoctrinating your children.

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Justice is dead, and we live in a post-apocolyptic digital hell where no one cares at all to do anything about it.

Huxely and Orwell were right. We're so blinded by distractions and pleasure (Huxley) and so easily manipulated by our corporate overlords (Orwell) that we don't care to educate ourselves on, or action, great injustices in our world right before our very eyes. Stop the planet, I want to get off.

You wanna stop this shit from happening? It starts by switching off.

So this is what grinds my gears. Seeing this same old crap happen in the world every single day and no one else seems to care.

It's heartbreaking.
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Random_Flyer66 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:10 am

WGMG,

Kids claiming that the A380 is the best plane ever and claiming that it has no flaws.
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Neocon » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:05 am

What are its flaws?

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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Turbofan » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:56 pm

Neocon wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:05 am
What are its flaws?
Design flaws that caused wing cracking, engine that exploded in-flight, and now that the 787 and 350 have caught on (not to mention the just-launched 777X) for being more fuel-efficient, it's an unofficially "Emirates only" aircraft. When an aircraft manufacturer knows better what aircraft would be a good fit for an airline than airline itself, there's a little desperation present (read: United).
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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Welshy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:33 pm

The engine that exploded mid flight was caused by an RR QC issue (almost unheard of) rather than being a flaw with the aircraft itself. If anything the aircraft proved itself as being a highly safe system considering how much damage the engine explosion cause

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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Neocon » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:13 pm

What grinds my gears? Thanksgiving. I still live with my parents. I see my family all the time. Thanksgiving for me is just a normal day with an extremely huge amount of cooking and work added to it.

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Re: What Grinds My Gears

Post by Gunny » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:46 pm

Growing infirm, but still grateful to still be here ;)
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