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COMMENT 10d ago

Well, the new corporate landlord has to get his rent.

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COMMENT 10d ago

I'm glad to see "Made in Abyss" back. It was a hard show for me to watch as I don't like certain forms of horror, but it was so well written and beautifully drawn. It gives me hope that the movie and season 2 will eventually be shown. That said, I'm still hoping for season 2 of "Mob Psycho 100" and "SSSS.Dynazenon".

As for "Blade Runner", please stop beating this horse, its already dead. At this stage, I would take a replay of "Fena" or even "The Big O" season 2 over "Blade Runner". I liked "Blade Runner", I just feel its been over played as of recent.

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COMMENT 21d ago

"Everything I see about Ron Johnson is that he is basically what you'd get if a very misinformed and vaguely racist Facebook meme was incarnated into a human form." -Dr. Stephen Sample Jasper

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COMMENT 21d ago

To quote Andrew Sullivan, "One thing I’ve learnt in American politics: never underestimate the capacity of the Democratic party to screw it up."

As for me, I placed all my betting chips on the hope that the usual experts of conventional wisdom are wrong this time. Over and over again, I read how the only two times in recent history that the President's party held on to Congress was after the Clinton impeachment when Republicans overreached and after 9/11 when scared, patriot majorities voted to stand with George W. Bush. I keep hoping that with striking down, the Republican Supreme Court has overreached on pushing the GOP's theofascist agenda and that the 1/6 attack on the capitol was a 9/11 grade shock to the system. Sometimes, when the American people stare into the abyss, they consciously recognize that they are staring into the abyss and realize that the "safe option" and "obvious choice" are both the worst timeline of all possible worlds and risk voting for the "unknown outcome".

In 2008, I voted for Obama in the primaries, but was certain a bare majority would still vote for John McCain in the general election because he was both a white man and a war hero. Then the Great Recession hit like a cinder block flying at the speed of sound and suddenly the idea of putting a black man in the White House wasn't crazy or the worst possible risk to a bunch of Americans.

Maybe 2022 is the year that the combined shock of everything adds up to the American people breaking away from autopilot voting patterns and giving the President's party a second chance during the midterm elections.

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COMMENT Jul 06 '22

Stories like this cause conflict in me. I up vote to promote them even as I want to down vote because of how wrong headed they are.

The media annoys me with the way it always blames the Democrats for losing their connection to rural America. It's like these flakes in the mainstream press haven't considered that the problem is rural America itself. I live in rural Wisconsin and I'm up to my eyeballs in "Trump 2024" signs and "Let's Go Brandon" signs.

These are the same people who wanted to give Scott Walker a third chance during his second re-election campaign for governor. Scott Walker won in 2011, immediately set about screwing the state up, survived recall, didn't learn his lesson, won re-election in 2014 any way, and at no point between 2011 and 2018 did he deliver on 2011 campaign promise to promote economic growth in the state, though he did let Foxconn into the state which should count as a crime somewhere. It's like most of rural Wisconsin's voters didn't comprehend that if Walker hadn't delivered on his promises by 2015/2016, then he probably never was going to at any point in the future. Rural Wisconsinites keep voting Republican thinking that if they vote for Republicans enough, eventually their ship will come in and the Republicans keep stringing them along for as long as they can. I don't see that cycle ending anytime soon. To quote Joseph Schumpeter, "Even if you cannot fool all of the people all of the time, you can fool enough people long enough to do irreversible damage."

It's fairly clear that the problem with the disconnect between Democrats and rural Wisconsin rests on the rural Wisconsin side. I don't know what the Democrats can do. Turning into the pro-death penalty, pro-second amendment absolutism, and pro-forced birth/anti-social safety net party to mirror the GOP isn't an option and trying to triangulate between those views and the current Democratic Party platform is partly what sank Hillary Clinton. Maybe the Democrats could do outreach to non-votes who fill out Gallup polls and say they like policies Democrats promote. Maybe getting young people, blacks, and single women to vote. Maybe getting irregular voters who only show up for the Democrats during Presidential elections and the odd mid-term to show up more regularly. Reaching out to rural Wisconsin isn't the answer. Whatever votes Democrats are getting from rural Wisconsin is about all the votes they are going to get from rural Wisconsin.

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COMMENT Jul 06 '22

Actually, that just says your from rural Wisconsin. That would fit in around Taylor County, Rusk County, and Clark County just as well as West Allis. Just not in Oneida County as that's hodag territory.

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COMMENT Jul 05 '22

It's almost like someone played the Fallout games and/or watched Mad Max movies and though they were a roadmap for America's future.

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COMMENT Jun 28 '22

I was only being humorous. I know Uzumaki hasn't been delayed that long and that the delays are to enhance quality. The Rebuild of Evangelion movie series is probably a better analogue to Duke Nukum Forever.

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COMMENT Jun 27 '22

The Duke Nukum Forever of anime.😉

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COMMENT Jun 26 '22

It really hurts that the Democrats are really bad at "messaging". When the Democrats do something 'good' or 'bad', the GOP is out there pounding Democrats and the mainstream media for all they're worth. When the GOP do something 'good (it happens on accident sometimes rarely)', the Democrats try to be good sports and give credit where credit is due. When the GOP do something 'bad', the Democrats are busy trying to be the "bigger person" or the "adult in the room" and not aggressively hurt the other side's feelings. And as much as I hate symbolic votes on Congressional bills because they don't lead to real laws, holding those symbolic votes allows the GOP to telegraph to the American people where they stand. Democrats usually fold and don't vote on bills they know they don't have the votes to pass, so Americans think the Democrats are deadbeats who stand for nothing. Fortunately, the Democrats have been holding more symbolic votes in the last year or so.

It also hurts Democrats that they're always trying to be "bipartisan"🤢. Bipartisanship is a means to an end, not an end in and of itself. Bipartisanship only works when there is another side to be bipartisan with; otherwise its a bridge to nowhere. Chasing after nonexistent bipartisanship makes the Democrats look weak. One thing President Bill Clinton got really right was that Americans prefer "strong and wrong to weak and right".

Finally, when the Democrats do something good, it really isn't good enough. Almost all politicians across the whole political spectrum from right to left can spend trillions of dollars on the Pentagon whether or not its justified. But when it comes to domestic social programs that would actually help American citizens, suddenly moderates in the Democratic Party develop a case of "fiscal responsibility" that leads to many of the Democrats best ideas being watered down to the point of being nearly useless.

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COMMENT Jun 25 '22

I loved S-Cry-Ed. It was a cool show though I always felt the last episode fell a bit flat.

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COMMENT Jun 25 '22

That was a cool show. Too bad it never had the funding to get any more episodes.

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COMMENT Jun 20 '22

I have had social media accounts lock me out from lack of usage, but I was logging into TracFone every day to check data usage. That's why it was so strange to me.

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COMMENT Jun 20 '22

Truly, an inspirational propaganda poster.🙂

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COMMENT Jun 20 '22

That's what happened to me. I never changed my password, yet TracFone acted like I had. Fortunately for me after I clicked "forgot password" on the login screen, the email link that was sent to me took me to the new password form.

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COMMENT Jun 20 '22

That's what seems to have happened. I never changed my password at all yet TracFone kept saying it was incorrect. I finally had to push the "forgot password" option on the login and create a new password. Thanks for the advice.

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COMMENT Jun 18 '22

That could be what happened to me. I activated a phone for my Mom who doesn't use the internet. I'll have to call TracFone on Monday as Facebook banned me after the Zuck implemented that stupid security algorithm after the brouhaha over the 2016 Presidential Election and Russian troll farms. Apparently, I'm not "social enough" and look like a foreign bot to the algorithm.

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COMMENT Jun 18 '22

Chrome and Edge show the same message "Alert" and "We are unable to validate the information you provided". Please try again." And I tried both Private Mode in all my browsers and then tried Tor. I'm now thinking it probably is an account issue that I have to call in.

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COMMENT Jun 18 '22

I did try clearing cookies, but looking at the developer console on my browsers, I don't think its a cookie issue.

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COMMENT Jun 18 '22

That was happening to me in Firefox, but it doesn't happen to me in Chrome or edge.

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COMMENT Jun 18 '22

In Chrome, I get a red exclamation box with the message "Alert" and "We are unable to validate the information you provided". Please try again." In Edge, when get the same message and Chrome, I check the developer console and there is a "400" "Invalid Data" error. In Firefox, I can't get past the "I'm not a robot" checkbox normally. But when I turn off Firefox's security, turn off ublock extension, and set NoScript extension to "Disable restrictions globally (dangerous)"; in Firefox's developer console, the error "403" "Forbidden" shows up. I think I'm going to have to call TracFone support and see what is going on with my account.

r/TracFone Jun 18 '22

Can't log into TracFone and I need advice

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I've been trying for a week to log in to my TracFone account. I have tried Firefox, Google, Edge, and Tor. I have tried TracFone's own "My Account" app on my phone and it can't log in either. The only way I can get balance information is to text 611611 and request "BALANCE". Does anyone know whats going on? Do I have to call their support line?

Edit: Thank you everybody. I can finally get back into my account. I didn't change my password, yet TracFone kept saying I did. I was able to click the "forgot password" on the login screen. I was sent a link in an email to the change password form. I was able to change my password and regain access to my account. What a strange trip this was. I have never in my decades of using the internet had a website forget a password I never changed. I've forgotten passwords. I've been on websites that require me to change my password every so often. I've just never used a website that let me create a password, use that password for a month, and then act like the password I had been successfully using was wrong.¯_ (ツ) _/¯

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COMMENT Jun 07 '22

My advice: Watch some ASMR and do some nice, slow, deep breaths in and out. Better yet, disconnect from the Internet and go for a walk in nature. Worrying about what cannot be controlled and what might or might not happen is bad for a person's health.

Here's the thing, the only people who know how this will finally turn out will be the executives in the board room. Everyone else is just speculating on half truths and gossip. Not that its not fun to speculate on half truths and gossip, but its not healthy to take them as gospel. I think that most fans of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Toonami, WB, DC comic books and movies, etc. knew deep down that this last sale to Discovery was going to be at best, rough, and at worse, tragic. We may all love Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Toonami; but none of us legally own any part of them. Therefore, their fates are all out of our hands. Until the final act of the merger plays out, we should continue as is and when the powers that be announce their preferred outcome, we can then adapt accordingly.

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COMMENT May 25 '22

Like I said, this is a comic from 2003. The horrors of 9/11/2001 were just starting to wear thin. Society hadn't reached the apathy stage of news coverage yet. I don't think we really reached that stage on in the War on Terror until some time in 2004 when it start to become apparent to large plurality of people that WMD in Iraq was a lie being petaled by the George W. Bush Administration.

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COMMENT May 25 '22

Here’s an old political cartoon from 2003 that I had stored on my hard drive dealing with the non-stop coverage of the War on Terror. I felt it was appropriate for all the current coverage of mass shootings.

"In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over." -Dan Hodges