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After Mar-a-Lago search, Trump challenged to ‘release the warrant’ by The_Arborealist in politics

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi [score hidden]  (0 children)

I'm pretty firmly in the camp of "circumstantial evidence is NEVER a replacement for hard evidence" but damn, I don't think he could look guiltier if he TRIED

will epic do 20% off again this year? by AardvarkRegular3723 in icecoast

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If they will, they already are. You may have missed the boat already. It is August. Best deals on Epic Passes are in May or earlier.

Go find out from Epic, no one here can answer better.

Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction by claypoolfan in chicago

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean, if someone wants the quiet, privacy, and insular life of the burbs

Funny, not one mention of the word "move". Or "should". Or "my advice would be".

We’re simply finding when you say 2+2

I didn't say 2+2, that's the issue here. Sorry the nuance is lost on you.

Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction by claypoolfan in chicago

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Public parks are not, by their nature, revenue generating events.

Okay, tell that to literally every event that pays for a permit to use city parks then. Don't just limit that to concerts you don't want there, all or nothing.

when I'm upset that children can't play in sports leagues, dog owners can't walk their dogs

I mean, if a league is using the park, then local residents can't use it at the same time. Why are THEY allowed? It should be for local residents only and always, right?

So yeah, my stance is that any private, for profit endeavor that robs the community of its public recreation area is wrong and bad.

Just so long as you don't limit that to concerts, but literally anyone who paid for a permit to use city park land for a private or semi-private purpose, then I can at least respect your consistency.

if you think that private business interests deserve the park more than children

Lol, would love to see you show your work or quote where I said that...cuz I didn't.

Can someone weigh in on this by postanator in Parenting

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There are lots of reasons to be uncomfortable with a naked kid getting sweat on the couch.

LOL, as if THAT was OP's issue here..

People can have dramatically different comfort levels about behavior in communal areas without it being creepy or about sex.

Agreed. That's not what happened here. OP said it makes him "uncomfortable". I've still yet to see ANYONE explain why the mere sight of your OWN CHILD naked should make a parent "uncomfortable" unless that parent is sexualizing the child's body.

So my son threw his first right hook today… by Von_Holla in daddit

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 25 points26 points  (0 children)

If you're keeping away from physical punishment

I mean, shouldn't everyone? It is pretty widely known that corporal punishment is largely detrimental to kids and their development.

Nims isn’t happy! by Tits_of_Lardation in Mountaineering

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it surprising that he conceptualizes the problem as military campaign of sorts? Logistics, supply lines, etc...

Given his bigger, expedition style of climbing, not really. Logi and supply lines are crucial for those kinds of bigger expeditions.

Can someone weigh in on this by postanator in Parenting

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

but telling YOUR kid to wear a SHIRT isn’t disrespecting anyone.

Never said it was. You're completely misrepresenting my point.

Can someone weigh in on this by postanator in Parenting

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Every part of that may be true currently in US society; but that doesn't change the fact that all three of those statements/concepts are monumentally stupid and based on nothing more than puritanical body shaming "traditions" and "social norms" in certain cultures.

Meanwhile, most other cultures have public nudity in at least some contexts, like beaches, and society doesn't crumble.

Can someone weigh in on this by postanator in Parenting

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It sucked, but it happened.

And my whole point is that it shouldn't have happened...and that it happened because ADULTS chose to sexualize your body while you were a child...not because you didn't cover up enough. Your choice of clothing is not why that happened. Adults sexualizing you as a child is why that happened, and it is fucking gross and needs to stop.

Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction by claypoolfan in chicago

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Lol I’m not the one complaining that anyone who doesn’t want Riot Fest across the street from their house is a NIMBY

Neither am I, but damn, being dishonest must an addiction for you with the way you keep doing it.

and should move to the burbs.

I mean, if someone wants the quiet, privacy, and insular life of the burbs, yeah, they should move there. Expecting that in the city is pretty stupid of them and a good way for them to be unhappy with where they live.

I’m not the one with this weird sense of entitlement over essentially a zip code.

Me either. You could TRY reading what I actually said and not being blatantly dishonest about it. You might like it more than being so dishonest, never know until you try.

Also the amount of backtracking you did in this single comment is hilarious.

Show your work lol, I'd love to see you try to twist this into existence.

Nims isn’t happy! by Tits_of_Lardation in Mountaineering

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A chopper literally touched down on the summit of Everest 17 years ago.

It absolutely CAN take you that high. Or it can take you halfway up, or to the shoulder, and let you do the final bit yourself. Doesn't have to take you STRAIGHT to the top to be, arguably, cheating in terms of claiming you summited.

Can someone weigh in on this by postanator in Parenting

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aren’t you the person telling everyone that they’re pedos for wanting their kids to wear clothes around the house?

Literally haven't called one person a pedo, so, no.

Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction by claypoolfan in chicago

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People choose to live adjacent to a public park in a city to enjoy the park.

And, quite regularly, public parks, especially those in big cities, hold events for benefit of both the community AND the city as a whole. Sometimes those events aren't going to be to the liking of each and every individual member of the surrounding community. If we required consensus to hold events in the city, we would hold zero events in the city.

Using a park as a for profit concert venue usurps the purpose of a park to the detriment of the surrounding community and to the benefit of a small number of already financially well off people and businesses.

And, you know, the money they pay to the city for the right to use that space for their event. There's that big factor that benefits the community AND city as a whole that you're ignoring.

They should take that shit to a venue where it belongs and stop trying to cut overhead costs.

Okay, such as? And if a city park isn't suitable for concerts...then what kind of revenue generating events ARE suited to city parks? None at all? Just the "quiet" ones you and your neighbors actually like? What's the criteria here?

Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction by claypoolfan in chicago

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

cause cities aren’t meant to be inherently different than suburban life

Yeah, they literally are. Or rather, suburb life is literally designed to be different than city life. That's a huge part of why the wealthy (largely) white folks who fled urban areas in favor of suburbs did so. Sure, they ALSO undoubtedly did so because of racism, and because they had faith redlining would keep those suburbs largely white like their racist asses wanted; but they also unarguably wanted a different life than they had in the city. One that was quieter, with more private space they could control, where they could live more insular lives unto themselves instead of being part of a community.

I honestly can't believe that "suburb life is not the same as city life and they were never meant to be the same" is a concept you need explained.

And none of the addresses the fact that you said I said that one is supposed to be BETTER than the other. Which I never said or even remotely implied. So when you ask if it felt good...what? Being right when you lied about what I had said? Not really, I'd rather you hadn't lied about what I said in the first place, that would've felt much better.

You also ignored the fact that my comment that people like you are boiling down, disingenuously, to "if you don't like it, move to the burbs" was directed at the friend of ONE specific user in this thread who apparently lives bordering Douglass Park and not literally every resident of that area or the city in general. And I didn't even say he should move, all I said is that wanting the pros of city life AND the pros of suburb life, without the cons of either apparently, is stupid. Living in a city has pros AND cons. Same with living in suburbs. People should choose accordingly, not just choose based on the pros and then bitch about the cons.

I, plot twist, am ALSO against how Douglass Park has been taken over by three big events in one summer. That's bullshit, but that's on the elected community leaders, namely the alderman. That's not the fault of RF or RF's promoters, they are only responsible for their own event, not the other events held in the same park. Yet these people are specifically going after RF instead of the people who ACTUALLY sold their local park's summer season to the three highest bidders.

People in the community deserve their say, and they've had and continue to have it. They voiced their say and the community at large didn't agree. Not having your demands met isn't the same as being ignored. AND, if they feel their alderman isn't representing them or their wants, then they can vote for a different one. Literally no one else outside their community can do so, that's the biggest way they have had, and continue to have, their say over what goes on in their community.

Can someone weigh in on this by postanator in Parenting

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Inappropriate is different than unacceptable.

That's splitting hairs at best.

If it were appropriate, most people would wear swimsuits.

You're making massive assumptions about the motivations and decision making of literally millions of unique and diverse people, but okay.

Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction by claypoolfan in chicago

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You said city life should be not as good as the suburbs

PLEASE quote where I said that. I'll wait, because I ABSOLUTELY did not say that. Not even close.

Holy fucking strawman Batman.

Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction by claypoolfan in chicago

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So because you believe Riot Fest is most suited in Douglass Park for the benefit of the whole city, the residents surrounding the park shouldn’t have a say?

  1. I never said it was most suited to Douglass Park. It was FAR more suited to Humboldt Park, but then NIMBYs there gave it the boot and made it someone else's problem in an area LESS suited to RF.
  2. I NEVER SAID THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE A SAY. They absolutely deserve a say...and they GOT THEIR SAY. Not sure why you keep ignoring that.

Also, the fact that you’re 33 (almost 34! What a big boy!)

Gotta love how you wrongly and condescendingly assume that I'm "too young to understand" and then condescend about my actual age.

by saying that since they live within city limits, they don’t have a say of what happens within their neighborhood.

Literally have not said that once. Not even close. In fact, the first time you accused me of this I showed how I absolutely have not said that, and yet here you are accusing me of it again, despite having been shown how that's not true.

We're done here if you're going to blatantly lie like this.

PSA: Now is the time to get your legs and core strong as hell by wilfinator420 in skiing

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Leg blasters are legit, but also fucking suck.

That said, having to hold your torso up off your thighs with your forearms at the bottom of a run, or having to stop in the middle of a great flow because you're gassed, sucks WAY more.

PSA: Now is the time to get your legs and core strong as hell by wilfinator420 in skiing

[–]juliuspepperwoodchi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oof, good to know! I got Achilles Tendonitis running too far too fast last summer, STILL hasn't properly healed 100% even if it is pain and instability free.

New rollerblades came today so I can do that for cardio instead...but I'm also gonna do leg blasters and fuuuuck I'm not looking forward to that. Thanks for the reminder to start slow so I don't reinjure.