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Old 06-29-22, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Given that you recently expressed a desire to see the president fall into traffic, I’d say that delighting in others’ misfortune is on-brand for you.

Maybe you’ll get lucky and this thread will be similarly deleted.
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Old 06-29-22, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Given that you recently expressed a desire to see the president fall into traffic, I’d say that delighting in others’ misfortune is on-brand for you.

Maybe you’ll get lucky and this thread will be similarly deleted.
Sometimes we say (type) things we don't really mean. i'm willing to believe that was one of those times.
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Old 06-29-22, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Amazing how some have to pick everything apart whether it is of consequence or not. Why not just leave it alone and move on?
… because the way social norms and standards get established is by thoughtful and compassionate people calling people out when they do or say **** that’s unacceptable. you know, like publicly wishing that a 79 year old man who had a little fall on his bike due to some toe clip action would fall into traffic next time.
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Old 06-29-22, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Given that you recently expressed a desire to see the president fall into traffic, I’d say that delighting in others’ misfortune is on-brand for you.

Maybe you’ll get lucky and this thread will be similarly deleted.
Some people deserve a lot more than they get. That one deserves A LOT more. I don't take delight in other people's misfortunes, but when someone hurts others with no regard, I don't mind if they get what they deserve. He still has a lot of miles on his tab.
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Sometimes we say (type) things we don't really mean. i'm willing to believe that was one of those times.
Nope. Not this time. Very few people deserve what they get more than that particular person.
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Old 06-29-22, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
… because the way social norms and standards get established is by thoughtful and compassionate people calling people out when they do or say **** that’s unacceptable. you know, like publicly wishing that a 79 year old man who had a little fall on his bike due to some toe clip action would fall into traffic next time.
Have to agree about the formation of social norms and modeling good behavior. Compassion is under rated and under valued. However….. watching some one wreck and bounce back up and continue on as if nothing happened might be worth an ironic laugh. Now if the individual truly was injured, laughter would be totally unacceptable and instead malicious. Claro?
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Old 06-29-22, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by VegasJen View Post
Some people deserve a lot more than they get. That one deserves A LOT more. I don't take delight in other people's misfortunes, but when someone hurts others with no regard, I don't mind if they get what they deserve. He still has a lot of miles on his tab.

Nope. Not this time. Very few people deserve what they get more than that particular person.
that's too bad, sorry you feel that way. I don't care for him either but I find it hard to wish ill will toward anyone.
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Old 06-29-22, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
that's too bad, sorry you feel that way. I don't care for him either but I find it hard to wish ill will toward anyone.
Would Putin qualify? Just asking.
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Have to agree about the formation of social norms and modeling good behavior. Compassion is under rated and under valued. However….. watching some one wreck and bounce back up and continue on as if nothing happened might be worth an ironic laugh. Now if the individual truly was injured, laughter would be totally unacceptable and instead malicious. Claro?
you’ll note that my example was not the OP’s OP in this thread, but a not-unrelated comment in another.
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Old 06-29-22, 10:25 PM
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I'm probably going to hell for this.
It's really too bad there isn't one.

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Originally Posted by VegasJen View Post
...just someone using the bike as get-around transportation... but he endo'd the bike...
I get it... Sometimes ya just can't help the chuckle. Like that kid who walks into a closed door, or that guy who racks himself on a pew at Sunday service. Sure its funny but the problem is after the laugh ya know ya just put on a

Serious Dose of MOJO!...

Dude... Ya better not even go near a bike without a helmet on... Ha...
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Originally Posted by VegasJen View Post
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Oh ya, and the name is "Jennifer", so I'm OK with "she" or "her". No need for the "they" nonsense.
Thanks. I used "their" because in this day and age, the rules are changing. and when you (figuratively) ride into a new "town", there isn't a sign posted as to which applies, old or new.

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Would Putin qualify? Just asking.
I said hard, not impossible.
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Old 06-29-22, 11:03 PM
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If going over the handlebars, putting out your arm, locking your elbow, then using your hand to cushion your fall puts you at a risk of a broken clavicle.
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And also risk for a fracture of the radial head at the radius-humerus joint surface. BTDT, not on a bike, but people I know have the same injury from bike falls.
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
that's too bad, sorry you feel that way. I don't care for him either but I find it hard to wish ill will toward anyone.
I think certain people are deserving of it. That guy has literally made a career leaching off people, contributing absolutely zero value to society. He's a cancer.
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Would Putin qualify? Just asking.
I don't care either way for Puty-Poo. The only thing I will say about Putin is that I have no doubt he wants what he thinks is best for Russia. I cannot say the same for the current regime.
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I can laugh ironically in some situations, not because they are classically funny, but because laughing is a better emotion than others I might express. What were the last lyrics to KISS's "Detroit Rock City?" I think they went something like "I have to laugh because I know I am going to die, why?" Humor can be dark, and though certainly not as positive as sympathy, it is a better emotion than rancor.
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Jenny..you need to quit while you're behind. Your time here will likely be short, or unpleasant, or both.
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