I would like some feedback on this. Are Americans losing their fucking minds?

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    • #428173
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      Male Karens

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

    • #428189
      Pam2
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      There were probably always assholes like this in the past, but now they are getting filmed and put on You Tube so everybody sees that asshole-ness.

       

    • #428201
      NV Wino
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      And, get the damned bikes off the sidewalk. Ride in the street with traffic. Too dangerous? Don’t ride on that street, or get off and walk your bike until you can safely ride. Don’t get me started on bad bike etiquette. (Whoops, too late.) 😠 🚲

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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      Pam2
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        NV Wino
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        Little shits have no business riding on the sidewalk.

        “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
        “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

    • #428204
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      Agree with Pam.  Some of those actions are mildly annoying but nothing I’d get in someone’s face about.

      That’s for things that are liable to hurt or maim someone.

      The bikes on the sidewalk thing; well, they weren’t speeding along, which is better than some.  If it were me and I didn’t want to be in the traffic, I’d get off and walk the bike on the sidewalk as nvwino said.  I don’t like to ride in traffic generally, or around lots of parked cars.  It would be nice if we had real bike lanes in this country.

      (Though I *have* got in people’s faces for equally trivial things when I was younger.  But others have also got into my face for stupid things too, mostly when I was younger and less aware of others/assuming everyone was just like me.  And when I say “when I was younger,” I mean when I was in my teens and 20s.  Those guys look more 40-50, which is why I guess they play the ‘millenial’ card.)

      The big guy with muscles kissing the skinny kid, too weird.  Big tough man trying to intimidate skinny 16 y.o.  The kid didn’t seem intimidated or send his anger back at him.  I call that miraculous.

      It’s interesting to me though that it all comes from media, including the ‘millenial’ denotation and the whole generational division thing.

      Most things people do comes from somewhere/something outside themselves.

      This kid seems pretty laid back for his age; I thought it was interesting he didn’t want to put a ‘name’ on the male version of Karens; he’s self-aware enough to see that.

       

      • #428253
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        Biking in the Netherlands in the 90s was revealing.  In cities, the bike lanes even had their own traffic signals.  Rural areas are laced with paths where you run into “mushrooms” at junctures where they tell you how many kilometers you have to go to the nearest village.

        Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #429237
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      we’re way past that point.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

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