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    Craigslist buyers who ask you to negotiate and go down on your price, then ask if you can deliver it to them.

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    Hail damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swykk View Post
    I take 100mg of gabapentin three times daily and it does almost nothing for my neuropathy but it does make me pee a million times per day. What a rush!

    I would love to stop taking it and use CBD oil and marijuana instead but Indiana sucks. My doctor says Iíd be her first patient in line if medicinal marijuana is ever done in this garbage state.
    That's one of the side effects? My wife already had a small bladder and was wondering why it felt like if she drank anything she'd have to go pee almost immediately.

    We're in WA state but she has a very strong aversion to marijuana. One of the 'old people' things where she thinks that it's just there to make you high, nothing more. I can't convince her to even try anything related to it.

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    Yes. I pee so much more now than I did before starting on gabapentin 11 years ago.

    As for marijuana, it’s hard to convince people. My now deceased friend also refused to try any marijuana related options to treat his cancer until it was way too late for those options to help.

    Maybe try and see if she will test out CBD oil first? Typically, you don’t get high from it especially if you choose a hemp based one (as opposed to the stronger marijuana based ones).
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    I'm considering CBD oil really strongly for my own shit (depression/anxiety/stress, not pain) ^^

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    It helps with anxiety as well, so I’ve heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swykk View Post
    Yes. I pee so much more now than I did before starting on gabapentin 11 years ago.

    As for marijuana, itís hard to convince people. My now deceased friend also refused to try any marijuana related options to treat his cancer until it was way too late for those options to help.

    Maybe try and see if she will test out CBD oil first? Typically, you donít get high from it especially if you choose a hemp based one (as opposed to the stronger marijuana based ones).
    Hmm. The last time I went in to a shop here they're like, "We can't recommend anything for pain" so that wasn't particularly helpful.

    And the anxiety thing could be a Godsend for me since I've been going a little crazy these past few weeks. Can't sleep, no appetite, all over stress of my new job.

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    Thanks, I'll check those links out when I get home.



    Crossing this post from the "Cheers you up thread" from two months ago:
    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    I found out that I got the job I applied for. It's only three miles from my house and WA is income-tax free so I get a 9.8% pay raise just from that.
    Also I leave my boss and his insanity behind. I mean, when he said he wrote me a reference he said, "And you're lucky I'm writing it now because six months ago I wouldn't have written you one at all."
    Why is it here now? I found out that the place I left is creating a position that is basically a hybrid of the job I have pined for since 2012 plus some other duties that are really exciting to me. On top of all of that, it would be a promotion of about $6,000 over my current position. Why does the universe hate me this much?

    I spoke to my wife about it and she says that she likes having me home more and that she likes coming to see me during lunch and playing ping pong (there's a gym here). I like this too, but I also like career advancement to something that interests me and could sustain me until I retire. I have at the very least 15 more years of this, and opportunities don't open up on some kind of schedule that I could take advantage of later.

    She has a good point though: I'd be working for the same person who was terrible to me before. (Though it got better when he finally came out to everyone. Seriously. He was working through some things I guess and took it out on us?) The thing is, I have heard multiple rumors that he's leaving at the end of the summer. On top of that, both of his assistants really like me so I have a good shot at hitting a lottery here. I think my best course of action is to talk to one of said assistants and find out the deal. It would look really weird, me going back to the same place I left a couple months ago.
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    fucking "video gamer" culture. I stupidly joined some groups on FB around games that I really like, and I've never seen such a rampant outpouring of homophobic, juvenile, sex-starved, pathetic, cowardly, unfunny, ignorant, misogynistic, socially awkward (but arrogant), sad (but narcissistic), craven little men prance about and congratulate each other for nothing.

    Gamers, in general, are fucking horrible people, and I feel sad now that I like video games.

    EDIT: Just to be clear, I think video games are nifty... I just think I've hit a realization that most of the people who play them are the worst people on earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    fucking "video gamer" culture. I stupidly joined some groups on FB around games that I really like, and I've never seen such a rampant outpouring of homophobic, juvenile, sex-starved, pathetic, cowardly, unfunny, ignorant, misogynistic, socially awkward (but arrogant), sad (but narcissistic), craven little men prance about and congratulate each other for nothing.

    Gamers, in general, are fucking horrible people, and I feel sad now that I like video games.

    EDIT: Just to be clear, I think video games are nifty... I just think I've hit a realization that most of the people who play them are the worst people on earth.
    Have to agree. There are some great people, but most of them (i've met during various online games) are horrible, pathetic people. I have found more decent people from the chat in some Twitch streams (from streamers how aren't dicks but just decent people wanting to play games with other decent people) so there is some hope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    fucking "video gamer" culture. I stupidly joined some groups on FB around games that I really like, and I've never seen such a rampant outpouring of homophobic, juvenile, sex-starved, pathetic, cowardly, unfunny, ignorant, misogynistic, socially awkward (but arrogant), sad (but narcissistic), craven little men prance about and congratulate each other for nothing.

    Gamers, in general, are fucking horrible people, and I feel sad now that I like video games.

    EDIT: Just to be clear, I think video games are nifty... I just think I've hit a realization that most of the people who play them are the worst people on earth.


    the replies this is getting from men are absolutely disgusting.

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    I am so goddamn tired of playing a game I am not even remotely equipped to win but it’s the only game there is.

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    Whiny ass people who are into telling on people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Whiny ass people who are into telling on people.
    Ugh, I hate those assholes.

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    The little things that piss you off

    neighbours who are adults but who act like children, constantly two faced, bitch to other neighbours, slamming any doors in their apartment then being over heard complaining when we make evening food!
    fuckers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Whiny ass people who are into telling on people.
    is that directed at anyone in particular?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    is that directed at anyone in particular?
    yeah, but no one who will see it.
    it has to do with my asshole cousin (the one who tried to fucking kill me.) i will tell the story later, if you're interested; i've got to head to denver.

    While i'm at it: here's another little thing that pisses me off: family drama in general.
    My aunt, for instance, is a TOTAL BITCH to my mom and will barely talk to her.
    My two faced cousin is her son, so it makes sense.

    Oh hell's bells, @eversonpoe , i've got to get to denver, but now i have to vent a LITTLE.

    Not only is he into snitching, he is into saying things happened that didn't happen. So i guess that's also false accusations. When he lived here, he was apparently fucking RECORDING my mother and i talking. Now, he has fucking EDITED IT and provided commentary to create a fucking false narrative to try to get us in trouble for drug bullshit that ISN'T TRUE.

    What's even more infuriating is that before this shit went down, he was trying to manipulate my mother into forgiving him and it ALMOST worked.
    He's a fucking psychopath, literally, and he wants revenge (for the case he caught for trying to kill me, if you remember that insanity. i signed a fucking affidavit of non prosecution and he only wound up being in jail for like 12 hours; if anyone should be seeking revenge here, it's ME. but i'm an altruist.)
    I don't know if you remember this, but his father, my uncle, literally shot someone at point blank range with a shotgun and killed him and claimed self defense, but it WASN'T self defense: he has admitted as much and brags about it regularly.
    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
    My cousin: while he is a whiny ass bitch, he's also INSANELY dangerous.

    I will tell more of the story later if you like (preferably via PM; i don't want to clog up the thread)
    it's fucking nuts, and it's still going on.
    i try REALLY hard to steer clear of these people.
    Furthermore, my cousin has been COMING TO OUR HOUSE AND RINGING THE DOORBELL. i know this because we have a camera. and he lives a couple of hundred miles away.

    I swear to god, if i wind up dead, it WASN'T an accident. and if my cousin kills me and claims self defense, it WASN'T self defense.

    in fact, if someone comes and murders me, my wife or my mother, i would like to leave this here: it was my cousin Jason.
    This whole thing is getting scary and i don't think him killing me is that far fetched.
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    you gotta get the fuck outta that situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan The Barbarian View Post
    you gotta get the fuck outta that situation.
    i really don't know how to do so!
    he doesn't live with me or even in this town.

    i think the best thing to do is keep all the doors locked (which is sad, because this is one of the VERY few places left in the US where people don't lock their doors.)
    We also have a killer security system (which is how i know he was hanging around here: remember, he lives a couple of hundred miles away.)

    And as much as i hate to say it, we may need a gun.
    never in my life have i wanted a gun until the day i saw video of him on my porch a few weeks ago.

    Last time we got into this on ETS, in this thread in fact, it went on for multiple pages.
    and i don't want that to happen again.
    it's not fair to other board members.

    a few more posts will be ok, but i don't want this to turn into the "elevenism thread" again.
    i already post WAY too much as it is

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    A forum is a place for people to articulate their thoughts and feelings.

    There used to be an expectation that a forum post should contain insights into what was on someone’s mind or what their feelings were more than 1 word long.

    But we have LIKE AND FACEPALM. NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT WHAT YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE.

    Maybe try explaining WHY you like or dislike something.

    In my opinion, the like and facepalm features should be removed from this forum.

    Cue the facepalms (I can already predict who will be included.... starts with an E...ends with an E).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Newman View Post
    A forum is a place for people to articulate their thoughts and feelings.

    There used to be an expectation that a forum post should contain insights into what was on someone’s mind or what their feelings were more than 1 word long.

    But we have LIKE AND FACEPALM. NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT WHAT YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE.

    Maybe try explaining WHY you like or dislike something.

    In my opinion, the like and facepalm features should be removed from this forum.

    Cue the facepalms (I can already predict who will be included.... starts with an E...ends with an E).
    i told you exactly what i didn't like about your posts. you contribute nothing to the conversation and just troll in an attempt to amuse yourself and alienate others. how is that conducive to being on a forum? you don't articulate thoughts and feelings, you act like a jerk and expect people to find it funny. and then you get angry when they don't. so explain that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Newman View Post
    A forum is a place for people to articulate their thoughts and feelings.

    There used to be an expectation that a forum post should contain insights into what was on someone’s mind or what their feelings were more than 1 word long.

    But we have LIKE AND FACEPALM. NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT WHAT YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE.

    Maybe try explaining WHY you like or dislike something.

    In my opinion, the like and facepalm features should be removed from this forum.

    Cue the facepalms (I can already predict who will be included.... starts with an E...ends with an E).
    Everyone?

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    I am cracking up all of these irrationally strong feelings about the facepalm button. It is fascniating, but in the worst way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    I am cracking up all of these irrationally strong feelings about the facepalm button. It is fascniating, but in the worst way.
    Yeah, it almost feels like Twitter on here today!

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    The people cracking up or not getting it weren't here during the Shit Lists (or were here but were part of the hostile gang of Shit Listers). There's still a lot of strong feelings that have carried over from that, and even cashpiles was around during those days. It gave a lot of people PTSD. Poking fun at mentally disabled people like MikeyLiz was a Sport. There was even a warning bar called "Mikeyliz"

    Here's an example, this was maybe the 6th or 7th incarnation, they got so big or hostile that they eventually got locked and restarted: SHITLIST #35B (and this was a TAME one since all the professional Shit Listers like (names deleted) had already left the board.

    The result was: Groups form, some users who aren't in the groups are belittled for their "unwanted" behavior or for "not fitting in," the bigger group grab torches and stones, we saw some pretty big stuff. [Other esoteric stuff edited out]

    Didn't contribute enough, didn't contribute the right way, didn't contribute like everybody else, didn't fit in, didn't have the same opinion, too Groupie, not Groupie enough, not respecting admins, too asskissing of admins, whatever it was .. they all grabbed the rocks and stones ... It was a lesson learned for what not to do in the future.

    Online people will do just about anything for positive (or even negative) attention from a group, be it like buttons or facepalming, or agreement in going after others, it's tribe mentality, and we've seen tribes here oh boy have we ever. Edit: Doesn't matter, I don't know, ignore this.

    Here's an article from Psychology Today about the Like button on Facebook:
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    That's cool, @ me in a post where you're complaining about posts from 11 years ago in a thread that no longer exists on a forum that no longer exists. You're on a real tear! So defending Cashpiles after he gets called out for harassment wasn't enough of a cross to bear, but you're going to bring up a creepy dude's relationship with an underage girl that almost no one else around here remembers, and stand up for him in that regard? That was super cool when in defense of Cashpiles, you brought up my fucking friend's suicide. Glad you're here to lecture this board about moral superiority and "psychologically-fascinating petri dishes"

    "people will do just about anything for positive attention" FTFY

    Every few fucking years, you pick the wrong hill to die on, and you wail and you gnash your teeth. I try, I really do, to leave you alone. You've got nearly ten thousand posts on this forum - and I don't remember how many thousands of posts you had on the old one. You're as much a landmark of ETS as I am, and we're both rotten, we both make mistakes, but for fuck's sake, have a little tact. I hope you helped raise money for Mick's kids' education. I hope you spent as much time talking to him in private as I did, and shared each others troubles as intimately as I did, if you really want to invoke his fucking name for your petty crusade.

    Remember how upset you got when I clarified that we weren't friends? I apologized at the time, I did really feel bad, because it wasn't my intent to make you feel bad.

    So why are you out here talking about my wife? Why are you talking about my dead friend? Who even are you? Who gives two fucks about a like button on a forum? Why haven't I just erased every single post you've made on this forum since inception out of anger? You want to invoke spouses? Your husband was right, you should quit this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathant View Post
    So defending Cashpiles after he gets called out for harassment wasn't enough of a cross to bear
    Not defending cashpiles. He's a dick.

    I liked your wife, I thought she was articulate and served a purpose, here. I miss her. She actually contributed a lot.

    Now, you're going after me, yet again.

    edit: Sorry, forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    Now, you're going after me, yet again.
    Remind me, who tagged who in what post? Was it you who, in lamenting the negative effects of this forum, tagged me and brought my wife into the conversation?

    I can't fucking believe you're putting friend in quotes when you're talking about Mick and I. Do you want to log into my email account and read our emails and chats? You really don't know what you're talking about. Did you really put "friend" in quotes, and then ask why I'm "going after you"?

    "Why are you so defensive?" Because you're calling into question the way I do things around here, and while there are things I agree with, I also don't understand what an 11 year old post and a reference to my wife have to do with anything, other than to try to wave that attention flag. I'm agitated because I make it a point to leave you alone. I know you're thoughtful, and I know that we disagree on some things, and I've learned to just let you be. Except every few years, you get wound up, and get weirdly preachy about how much better things could be if this thing I do wasn't so inherently awful.

    Eleven years ago I might have just nuked you for this kind of bullshit just for kicks. But I make a strong effort not to act alone, even though I'm really sure that some times, if I were less careful about who I banned, I'd probably be doing a better job at cutting out the rot as it appears.

    Today, I'm just going to facepalm your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathant View Post
    Remind me, who tagged who in what post?
    didn't mean to tag you for any other reason than I liked your wife, sorry about that. I put friend in quotes because you said he was yours, and not mine. Nothing more than that. I'm not coming from a place of hostility. I don't know why you think I am. The 11 year old post doesn't have your wife in it anywhere. The wife reference was because she was REALLY good at the Shit List. Which was actually intended as a compliment. Some people sucked at it, she was really good at it. I guess I'm not very good at articulating things in a way that you think is positive. No, Matt, I never wanted to be friends with you, we acknowledged that, and I told you I'm never friends with people online; but you've never had even a margin of respect toward me, so anything about me will always come out bad. And that's okay, I'm retired, I have a happy life, things are good, I enjoyed coming here to discuss politics with a few people in the Trump thread. I will miss those few people but they'll carry on. So, I'll carry out your wish and "follow my husband's advise."
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    That people will expect you to be okay with shit they themselves wouldn't be for a second okay with if thrown back at them.

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