Batshit insane that people are paying almost as much property tax in one year as I'll spend on my entire renovated home in Moldova. My property tax is $15/year vs their $15,000/year. These places are toast.
@INNASKILLZ2K20 I think that GLO's post is great, perhaps because it endorses and promotes the last twelve years of my life. As far as I'm aware there isn't anyone in TRP sphere period who has spent even half as much time as me living that nomad lifestyle while looking for opportunities, sowing wild oats and really absorbing the lessons of other cultures as I have. I think that the world would be a great place if most men spent years and years exploring between being mommies' boy and starting a family.
If you have lived and internalized the nomad lifestyle then everything that GLO wrote about follows obviously from the real experiences that you've already lived. I might be smart as fuck, but you don't have to be smart as fuck to just want to return to a better place that you have fond memories about or to want to go check out a new place that you've heard could offer you an even better lifestyle and life. From my perspective his post was like a guy with experience of a gravity well explaining to some space station dwellers about how it could be.
Men should spend years checking out different places so that they know a larger portion of the world actually works. Look at how the last four years have been allow about either the Russia or China question. The vast majority of people have never been anywhere close to either of these places, yet still have a whole lot of opinions about them. I've lived in Shanghai twice and for quite a while in Dnipro, Ukraine (which speaks Russian and is pretty close), plus other Ukrainian cities near to Russia. It's at least something. So then I go back home and everyone somehow knows more about the subjects than me while having fifty times the emotional charge on the issues.
This brings me to American entitlement on the issues. When you are really out there in the world then you are in all likelihood sacrificing earnings to be able to do it. My major fatal gripe is that the majority of the people feel entitled to all of that wealth that they were sacrificing their life experiences for AND they feel entitled to the knowledge that I gained while being out there really mixing it up. It alienates people that someone with less money could know more. It violates their entire world view. Either way one or both parties of the interaction are going to come away feeling alienated.
In my particular case the place where I was living became very oddly the focal point of most of the news for quite a long time. This exacerbated this phenomena beyond a breaking point. I mean, how would you like to come home to California from Ukraine for Thanksgiving after being gone for years only to have everyone in your family yell at you about how things are over there and who is to blame? There are different levels of being cynical. Every edge lord out there feels entitled to greater perspective which would allow him to have greater cynicism. I guess entitlement mixed with fetishizing disillusionment while living in a box.
Getting out there in the world naturally leads to an understanding that it isn't the way that it's written on paper. The documentation isn't up to date and it was perhaps never accurate from the start, even assuming that was the goal.Read More
I'm so fucking tired of hearing about vaccine carnage. My great aunt now has to carry around an oxygen tank since just right after her flu shot. I said WTF is the point of that? You are already quarantined. Then earlier this year this local chick tells me that everyone is sad because her families' best cow died. She said that she must have ate some poison. Then a few months later another cow dies, oh, also the rabbits. I said WTF!!! After some digging they had all just received some vaccine shots. Her brain just couldn't piece it together. I guess that it's like cognitive dissonance such that everything would start falling apart if you couldn't trust the authorities. So cool, that families animals were all wiped out. You know, you wouldn't want your animals to be at risk now would you? Gotta be safe.
Everyone have fun with your Covid shots, you pathetic slaves.Read More
@AFTSOV Fuck that reminds me that I need to take my bricked Thinkpad T450s to this ridiculously smart guy in Dnipro, Ukraine to see if he can reflash the firmware after the system password locked me out. I changed it, double typed it and then was locked out bricking it. I have another $1500 notebook that was fried by water. So this guy is so smart I'm pretty sure that he should be repairing satellites, not phones and Macbooks. Well that is industrial collapse in Ukraine for you.
@AFTSOV I bought two motion Move controllers for it, one pistol and one sharp shooter attachment. It's quite a party favourite for people to play House of the Dead Overkill on the 58". So we'll have music going and then someone wants to shoot zombies so I'll change over to that for a bit as they stand in the middle of the room plugging away. It's just about the only game that is good for parties with women. They get into it. I keep telling myself that I'll have time for many of the other controller games but I'm never loser enough for that to happen. The real winners have been the fighting, driving and motion control games. I once logged eight hours into Fallout 3 but then once I got busy I just lost all interest in resuming that play through.
@AFTSOV I've been liking FitGirl Repacks for running under WINE on the Linux garage computer. The best game that I got running off of her site was Tekken 7. It works flawlessly. On Windows it would be easier.
I actually have a pretty dope emulation plus WINE games setup on the computer, but it's been all about the hacked PS3 for the last several months. It's difficult to do both at once due to the controller Bluetooth pairing. I have some clever shit planned out for that but I'm too busy remodelling a house.