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The 2010s

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Patine

    Patine Deity

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    I'm not Anti-Western, though it's a convenient accusation and an easy scapegoating label of slander. I oppose certain elements who are politically and militarily powerful in Western governments. Ones who still support old and broken doctrines and beliefs others in the West are starting to move beyond, and terms like "Anti-Western," "White Guilt," "Unpatriotic," and such are often thrown around to do that. But, the fact is, the ideals they clash against within Western society, like International Law, government being beholden and responsible to the people, guaranteed due process, diplomatic resolutions to conflicts, regulations on rapacious corporate activity, and even the more benign aspects of Socialism are - funny enough - also socio-political innovations from the Western World. So calling me "Anti-Western," is NOT at all accurate, and is in fact, very disingenuous.
     
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  2. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I'm sorry this thread turned political :(
     
  3. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    Me too. Really though, politics, at least in the US, has been the most dominant feature of the decade.
     
  4. Patine

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    It's not your fault. I am more at blame, so I apologize.
     
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  5. Lexicus

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    The 2010s: I had depression for most of the decade, arrived at and graduated from college, got and lost my first professional job.
     
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  6. Patine

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    • Flaming infraction
    I see @Dekker liked this post. He must be impressed by the show of maturity, honesty, and self-knowledge to admit humbly when one actually is wrong. Something which I have NEVER seen him do, but instead likes to contrive, scapegoat, slander, put words in others' mouths, and make sarcastic declarations and false facts, as well as announce how things are "funny," and "hilarious," in his warped, twisted humour then EVER admit such about himself.

    Moderator Action: I have repeatedly said in other threads not to attack each other. I shouldn't have to say it in EVERY thread. Stop the flaming. --LM
    Please read the forum rules: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=422889
     
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  7. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    :sad:

    Don't do that. It makes you look silly.
     
  8. hobbsyoyo

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    Does anyone remember gaucho pants from like 3 weeks in 2001? No idea why that popped in my head
     
  9. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    But that's the 2000s not the 2010s. :(
     
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  10. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    He's a rocket engineer, not a mathematician. Math is, like, the most unnecessary part of his job. He just needs to make them look cool. :smug:
     
  11. AmazonQueen

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    Is he the one responsible for the fins and the go faster stripes? They're my favourite bits :cooool:
     
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  12. r16

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    leopard's first action was the Disgrace of July 15th . In which it was said to be stopped by potatoes stuck in the exhaust or wet shirts stuck in the same . Manufacturer said it didn't . The ranks were naturally cleaned of Congregation or whatever and they were deployed in a "friendly" zone , where the beardies were supposed fire a couple of magazines and pull out . No more images of the same kind , right , even by Army of Petrol ... As for Georgia , the Russians were once again suprised and they still repelled the Georgians and they went in and the then Georgian President guy went to the front , which was like 50 kilometers or something where he might be shot at and he shouted a Russian helicopter was going to kill him so his bodyguards , totally embrassed , covered him with Kevlar plates and say , Americans really didn't Show up to drive the Russians back , so Georgians from Iraq had to be flown in . Which like also marks the end of the Colour Revolutions , because the one in Ukraine saw a Russian response ...
     
  13. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Was pretty much a 180, ♂ and then ♀ and yeah idk still
     
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  14. Cloud_Strife

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    Politics in the us has always been rough; we're just more cognizant of the damage it inflicts on the already marginalized
     
  15. Hygro

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    Better music.
    Better fashion.
    The widespread return of psychedelics and giant festival parties (related but not synonymous).
    Travel got really cheap
    Beer got better
    The internet got faster and now sits in our pockets
    Cars can be expected to provide a worthwhile music experience
    It’s easy to buy organic, etc. foods all over.
    A huge depression wave and a pro-depression culture either promoting it or assuaging the pain.
    Tons of people getting rich in my area, lots more getting a nice paycheck. made it feel like the 90s again
    Cities are flourishing while the periphery declined.
    We saw the first canon-consistent super movie franchise where even character development tracked from movie to movie
    Almost any skill now has a zillion video tutorials teaching that skill
    Streaming media is changing how people consume and interact at once: Skype in lieu of playing games, cam shows instead of pornographic studios.
     
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  16. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    ^ those are some really great and pretty accurate observations. I agree with everything besides beer (European ones are declining, imo, can't speak on US craft beer culture. so are family breweries).
     
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    I was trying to explain this to an 85-year-old acquaintance and it seemed like he wasn't even grasping the idea that more-or-less all information is available to anyone now. It does sorta sound like a sci-fi novel.



    (Some of) my favorite movies of the 2010s:
    Arrival
    Atomic Blonde
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Her
    Inside Out
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    Wind River
    Winter's Bone
    (that was 2010, so depends where you choose to start a pop-culture decade, with the "-0" or the "-1")

    (Some of) my favorite tv series of the 2010s:
    The Americans
    The Expanse

    GLOW
    The Good Wife
    Halt & Catch Fire
    Hannibal
    Killing Eve
    Legion -
    with the caveat that season 1 blew my mind but season 2 couldn't hold my attention
    The Magicians
    Orphan Black
    Sherlock

    I'd like to do books and music too, but that will take more thought and research. I'm much more current with movies and tv, but with books and movies I'm all over the place. Stuff that's new to me might be decades old. So I'd have to go back and see when the stuff I've been reading and listening to the last 8-10 years was actually published.
     
  18. The_J

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    For some of the information I would be worried about its accuracy though.
    And don't forget about fake news...

    There's also lots of niche info, which isn't available online (or maybe anywhere). Regularly stumble upon that through work, but luckily not often.
    Overall the amount of information is great though.
     
  19. Timsup2nothin

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    When I was in the navy we had a descriptive warning that you never wanted to have applied to you; "he knows just enough to be dangerous." I think the internet makes this condition really widespread.

    Example, I watch car repair videos on YouTube pretty much every time I'm getting ready to work on a car. In my case they are feeding information into an existing base of experience that goes back several decades and I find that they provide food for thought about potential problems I might encounter, but that base of experience provides a buffer against excessive expectations. Cars aren't all the same, even when they are the same. In theory, watching a guy change a water pump in a 1998 Dodge Durango with a 5.2L engine should show you exactly what to expect from a 1999 Dodge Dakota with the same engine. No"significant" differences between those two model years, and the only difference between a Dakota and a Durango lies abaft the seats.

    And yet...

    In a little place called reality wiring harnesses get routed differently by different workers, or by the same worker on a different day. Suppliers change and a part may differ cosmetically even within the same model year, so seeing what something "looks like" may not be the advantage it is cracked up to be. And there's no telling what sort of modifications a twenty year old truck may have passed through along the way.

    The information is useful, but without that buffer someone may not realize that:

    The good videos are made in a shop with every tool known to man laid out in a well organized fashion, and the subject vehicle is probably not really broken down since by all appearances no one has driven it since the last time that the engine was removed, steam cleaned, scrubbed with a toothbrush, and reinstalled.

    All the expected knuckle busting, swearing, trial and error wrong sized wrench trying, etc etc etc that goes into car repairs and makes for a three hour job has been edited out of the twelve minute video.

    So I get calls from people all the time who have their car half torn apart and have just discovered that sometimes turning a bolt doesn't always just follow in lockstep behind putting a wrench on it...sometimes there are breaker bars and hitting things with hammers and Popeye forearms and indomitable will and reckless abandon involved in between. And sometimes a bolt snaps off and a decision has to be made as to whether it has to be removed and replaced or it can be done without. That's the reality of car repairs outside the shop turned film studio where the mechanic is more interested in clicks and subscribers and ad revenue than actual customers and their grimy little automobiles.
     
  20. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy The trees are actually quite lovely.

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    Damn straight.

    2010s. They've been wild, personally, lots of great stuff. Not all of it great. Some pretty hard losses.

    Macro? Also some pretty great stuff. It's wild to think the colorful umbrella finally won many of the big ticket legalities. It's wild to think the stoners won my state starting NYE. There's also lots of crap I don't like. The weed money is all going to go to rich turdburgers now, whereas it seemed like it was money where money most needed to be before. Small grocery stores are really thin on the ground. Small business is taking it up the whazzo. Soil and Water are defunded, considering being discontinued. There's less bugs. People live in their heads and in their digital communities, less in their real ones. The whole stay around home and do meaningful things getting swallowed by "go deliver me food and haul my butt around for sub-minimum wage" thing really blows. It might be flourishing, as Hygro puts it, but lots of it just sucks butt.
     
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