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Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:21 pm
by Alec Taylor
Same. We literally went from tornadoes to snow in like a week, this is bullshit. I blame climate change, thanks Obama. :lol:

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:53 pm
by Artisan
This is what we get after about five hours of snow.

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Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:26 pm
by quicksilver
Holy shit. You guys are getting blasted out east.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:55 pm
by Artisan
My town is the armpit where all the lake effect snow ends up getting dumped. Something about the way the winds blow, but we get an average of 2-3 inches per hour. I cannot wait to move! It's every bit as bad as hell, but opposite at the same time.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:26 pm
by quicksilver
At least in hell, you don't have to shovel.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:38 pm
by Artisan
:lol: :lol: :lol:

We need to change that to the town slogan!

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:59 pm
by quicksilver
Global warming not an issue in Wisconsin..............

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:57 am
by Alec Taylor
For the last week in NW Missouri and SW Iowa the windchill at night has dropped below -35 degrees Fahrenheit pretty regularly. I work in old derelict brick buildings with shit insulation and single pane glass windows. We were getting a solid inch of ice on the inside of our windows from how cold it was. Yesterday when it was about 20 degrees out, it actually felt warm just because it was still 50 degrees warmer than the past week.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:54 am
by The Silver Lining
Thought of the day: I wonder how everyone on Floydians is doing...

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:25 pm
by Alec Taylor
Your boy SunShade here is just working himself into the ground basically. Hoping to get moved to Kansas City soon and never have to work 60 hours a week overnight again.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:52 am
by The Silver Lining
I heard mah boy got engaged last year though. Congratulations. :D

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:51 pm
by Alec Taylor
It's true, there's going to be a Mrs. Delusions here by October 2019. Really hoping this is the time we escape this wretched town and finally make a name for ourselves.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:21 pm
by quicksilver
Hoping to be a more active poster now that my hours have changed.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:50 pm
by Alec Taylor
Hoping to be more active here now that my life isn't a pile of shit any more.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:26 pm
by Alec Taylor
As someone moving from the rural world to the urban world, I thought I'd share some fun fact comparisons. Let's compare my hometown of Rosendale, MO to the Kansas City Metro!


Surface Area: 0.29 sq. miles/0.75 sq. kilometers (RO) vs. 8,472 sq. miles/21,940 sq. kilometers (KC)
Population: 143 (RO) vs. 2,159,159 (KC)
Population Density: 480/sq. mile / 180/sq. kilometer (RO) vs. 260/sq. mile / 100.4/sq. kilometer (KC)


So now I live somewhere that is 29,214 times larger in area, with 15,099 times more people, that is somehow 1.8 times less dense than what I'm used to. Talk about culture shock!

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:47 am
by The Silver Lining
Population: 143 (RO) vs. 2,159,159 (KC)

That one cracked me up. Your new city's population is 20% of my entire country's. :D

I like Brussels during the summer months. It's nice to take only 30 minutes to drive to work instead of more than an hour.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:37 pm
by Alec Taylor
Quick Thought of the Day:

It's much easier for people to be evil than it is to be good. Not saying most people are bad people by default, but it seems to take less to coerce people into doing the wrong thing than it does the right thing.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm
by Alec Taylor
Quick thought: the United Nations has determined that 5 million Americans live in "third world" conditions.

I'm not sure exactly how the world sees America these days, but it comes out to 14% of our population living in extreme poverty despite being considered a wealthy global power. I don't know what exactly is considered "third world" conditions, but I do remember in my own childhood having me and many others in my community getting our power, water, gas, etc. shut off for indefinite periods of time because it wasn't possible to pay those bills even working full-time jobs.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:33 pm
by Dyolf
Alec Taylor wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Quick thought: the United Nations has determined that 5 million Americans live in "third world" conditions.

I'm not sure exactly how the world sees America these days, but it comes out to 14% of our population living in extreme poverty despite being considered a wealthy global power. I don't know what exactly is considered "third world" conditions, but I do remember in my own childhood having me and many others in my community getting our power, water, gas, etc. shut off for indefinite periods of time because it wasn't possible to pay those bills even working full-time jobs.
You can't have wealthy unless you have poor. The poor make the rich rich.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:30 pm
by Alec Taylor
Dyolf wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Alec Taylor wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Quick thought: the United Nations has determined that 5 million Americans live in "third world" conditions.

I'm not sure exactly how the world sees America these days, but it comes out to 14% of our population living in extreme poverty despite being considered a wealthy global power. I don't know what exactly is considered "third world" conditions, but I do remember in my own childhood having me and many others in my community getting our power, water, gas, etc. shut off for indefinite periods of time because it wasn't possible to pay those bills even working full-time jobs.
You can't have wealthy unless you have poor. The poor make the rich rich.
Where I live, there is a family upstairs consisting of a single mother with four kids, living in a two bedroom apartment and taking their stuff to school in old grocery bags. Just four blocks south is a place that looks like an actual fucking castle where valets park your car for you, and they have their own little gelato and cafe place just for that particular apartment complex. The income inequality in American cities has become absolutely insane. I see people go to the gas station on the corner, some in full suits with fancy watches and shoes, and others that are obviously homeless.

I miss living in the countryside where everyone was equally poor, this huge divide is hard to look at every day.

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:08 pm
by Dyolf
Alec Taylor wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Dyolf wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Alec Taylor wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Quick thought: the United Nations has determined that 5 million Americans live in "third world" conditions.

I'm not sure exactly how the world sees America these days, but it comes out to 14% of our population living in extreme poverty despite being considered a wealthy global power. I don't know what exactly is considered "third world" conditions, but I do remember in my own childhood having me and many others in my community getting our power, water, gas, etc. shut off for indefinite periods of time because it wasn't possible to pay those bills even working full-time jobs.
You can't have wealthy unless you have poor. The poor make the rich rich.
Where I live, there is a family upstairs consisting of a single mother with four kids, living in a two bedroom apartment and taking their stuff to school in old grocery bags. Just four blocks south is a place that looks like an actual fucking castle where valets park your car for you, and they have their own little gelato and cafe place just for that particular apartment complex. The income inequality in American cities has become absolutely insane. I see people go to the gas station on the corner, some in full suits with fancy watches and shoes, and others that are obviously homeless.

I miss living in the countryside where everyone was equally poor, this huge divide is hard to look at every day.
It's not an issue unique to America. Sadly we see the same in the UK and it's the same across the globe. I don't see a lot of it in my town – I live in a semi-rural seaside town which is mostly upper-working class to upper-middle class depending on the area; but UK cities see much of what you see - abject poverty a stone's throw away from grotesque wealth.