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Hussar

Legend
Just a point about masking in Japan. It's actually a fair bit longer than just the avian flu. That didn't actually hit here all that hard. But, ever since the Spanish Flu back a hundred years ago, they kept up the tradition of wearing masks. And, back home, you get the flu, you stay home a day or two and go back to work, no biggie. Here, you get the flu, you stay home from school, mandatory, two weeks. If enough students catch the flu, they shut the school down. They treat the flu really seriously here. Far more than we ever did.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I'm well aware of that. But there's still things that can be done other than sticking your municipal head in the sand, shrugging, & hoping it just passes by.

And actually admit how many things in the budget aren't that necessary? Are you mad?

Or, perhaps in most places more accurately, there really isn't a whole lot of buffer in the budget. The world is expensive, and moving money means that someone's losing out big time. And, come election day, that's what they'll remember.

If you aren't actually a good enough leader to get your people agreeing on what needs to be done, doing a thing can be career suicide.
 

Istbor

Dances with Gnolls
And actually admit how many things in the budget aren't that necessary? Are you mad?

Or, perhaps in most places more accurately, there really isn't a whole lot of buffer in the budget. The world is expensive, and moving money means that someone's losing out big time. And, come election day, that's what they'll remember.

If you aren't actually a good enough leader to get your people agreeing on what needs to be done, doing a thing can be career suicide.
Yeah. You could end up like that Lt. Governor from Ohio that got booed for telling fellow Republicans to maybe where a mask if asked. He even had some Trump masks to offer up.

I am not sure that really helped his career, even if it was the correct thing to try. In my opinion.

Who knows though in today's short attention spam world he might be just fine.

Meanwhile, my state just trashed the old record for most new cases in a day.

And I am expected to go to a gender reveal party this weekend? In a place I know most people completely ignore the pandemic. Already tried to convince my vulnerable parents this was a bad idea. Sigh...
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Some still understand that a politician‘s first duty is to serve his constituents well, not getting re-elected. And sometimes, that means saying or doing unpopular things.
 



Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
I really hate what certain political views have done to my state. These two counties are among the wealthiest in the state, their education levels should be good... then you look at how they vote and it becomes disturbingly clear.
I have a state where if you look at how they vote on issues you see a solid amount of caring for people as as whole and when you see the pattern in the vote its for people who care the least, it is a question of tradition.
 

And I am expected to go to a gender reveal party this weekend? In a place I know most people completely ignore the pandemic. Already tried to convince my vulnerable parents this was a bad idea. Sigh...

After a gender reveal party started a huge fire in California again this year, maybe gender reveal parties should simply be banned. They are dumb anyway.


That is simply criminal. Those parents should go to jail.
 


ccs

40th lv DM
After a gender reveal party started a huge fire in California again this year, maybe gender reveal parties should simply be banned. They are dumb anyway.



That is simply criminal. Those parents should go to jail.

If there's any justice they've burned up their own house etc in the process & then their insurance company refused to pay.
 

If there's any justice they've burned up their own house etc in the process & then their insurance company refused to pay.

We can only hope. Lighting a smokebomb during a severely dry season, in a dry grassy area, just to reveal if your kid is a boy or a girl, is so dumb. How did this become a thing? Those affected by the fire might be able to sue them for their reckless behavior, but how much money can they reasonably get from them?

And this isn't even the first time a gender reveal party goes horribly wrong and results in a lot of damage. Can people just stop doing this? Who cares if it is a boy or a girl?! That does not need a party.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
If there's any justice they've burned up their own house etc in the process & then their insurance company refused to pay.
People can and do get fines & jail time for carelessly or deliberately starting fires, especially in states prone to having wildfire issues. I suspect if they know the ”who”, charges will follow.
 



Eltab

Hero
After a gender reveal party started a huge fire in California again this year, maybe gender reveal parties should simply be banned. They are dumb anyway.
No, that's over-doing it. Baby showers and such have existed since forever. People get excited when a baby is on the way; no problem with that.
The dumb part is "go outside and create a spectacle for the world to see". A personalized jack-in-the-box would make the point for the party attendees to find out, just fine.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
No, that's over-doing it. Baby showers and such have existed since forever. People get excited when a baby is on the way; no problem with that.
The dumb part is "go outside and create a spectacle for the world to see". A personalized jack-in-the-box would make the point for the party attendees to find out, just fine.

Not to mention using an incendiary device during a burn ban.
 

No, that's over-doing it. Baby showers and such have existed since forever.

Exactly, so why do we need yet another party just to announce the baby's sex? We already celebrate when people are expecting a baby, and when a baby is born. Why do we need a third, especially if so many stupid (and deadly) things are being done for the occasion?
 



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