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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:43 AM

For people who have given up Facebook/fast food/soda/cable TV/whatever percieved vice or ill:

You are the captain of your own ship, the master of your own soul.

Whatever you do in your life which you believe makes you live a more fulfilling and/or healthier life, and whatever you choose to remove from your life or retain in your life, kudos to you for your personal decision.

May your decisions give you greater clarity in your life so you can proceed forward a more focused and/or healthier human being.

That being said....

You really don't need to broadcast your personal life choice to the world just to get back pats.

Really, you don't.

Don't get us wrong, we're happy for you. We really are.

But honestly, we really don't care.

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Reply For people who have given up Facebook/fast food/soda/cable TV/whatever percieved vice or ill: (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 25 OP
StarfishSaver Nov 25 #1
SlogginThroughIt Nov 25 #2
Javaman Nov 25 #4
TheBlackAdder Nov 25 #31
redstatebluegirl Nov 25 #37
JonLP24 Nov 25 #3
patricia92243 Nov 25 #5
mucifer Nov 25 #6
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 25 #9
enough Nov 25 #13
mucifer Nov 25 #14
Bradshaw3 Nov 25 #25
Raster Nov 25 #26
Bradshaw3 Nov 25 #29
zaj Nov 25 #7
I_UndergroundPanther Nov 25 #42
Blues Heron Nov 25 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 25 #10
NightWatcher Nov 25 #11
Coventina Nov 25 #12
UpInArms Nov 25 #22
tazkcmo Nov 25 #15
patricia92243 Nov 25 #17
blugbox Nov 25 #16
smirkymonkey Nov 25 #19
handmade34 Nov 25 #23
demmiblue Nov 25 #18
Tech Nov 25 #20
old guy Nov 25 #41
USALiberal Nov 25 #21
ecstatic Nov 25 #24
Polly Hennessey Nov 25 #27
USALiberal Nov 25 #33
hlthe2b Nov 25 #28
MattP Nov 25 #30
Ferrets are Cool Nov 25 #32
USALiberal Nov 25 #34
Ferrets are Cool Nov 25 #45
Arthur_Frain Nov 25 #35
JonLP24 Nov 25 #39
redstatebluegirl Nov 25 #36
delisen Nov 25 #38
GoCubsGo Nov 25 #40
hunter Nov 25 #43
lunatica Nov 25 #44

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:44 AM

1. Thank you

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:50 AM

2. You are on a form of social media yourself.

What a strange post.

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Response to SlogginThroughIt (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:53 AM

4. I know, right?

isn't that nothing more than projection? LOL

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Response to SlogginThroughIt (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:47 AM

31. While this is social media, there is anonymity to most of our accounts.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #31)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:11 AM

37. Nothing online is totally anonymous.

Any of us could be identified at any time.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:51 AM

3. I'm fine with posts talking about quitting Facebook

There is worse stuff that bothers me than someone announcing they quit Facebook.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:54 AM

5. I DO care. I enjoy the posts. So, there!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:55 AM

6. You are actually broadcasting your disgust with others. This is a discussion

board. We discuss. Good to know your opinion and this is a good discussion.

I personally think if it pisses people off, go to another thread.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:58 AM

9. It doesn't piss me off.

I just don't see the point of it, other than for purposes of self-congratulations.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:03 AM

13. Apparently, it does. NT

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:04 AM

14. humans are social. Sometimes these threads give ideas to others. Sometimes it helps

people make connections which is why many people come here. I think stifling that is not healthy.

DU is big enough for you to find the parts you like and ignore the parts you don't.

Personally, I am much more addicted to DU than I am to facebook or tv. I know it's not healthy.

If there is a thread in general discussion about animal abuse you are gonna have to deal with me talking about veganism. And I would have to know that people will probably get angry at me or making fun of me for posting about that and I gotta let it slide.

That's the way it should be.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:28 AM

25. Seems you are swimming in that same pool

Give yourself a pat on the back.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:31 AM

26. Exactly the same pool...

...he just entered from a different side of the pool.

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Response to Raster (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:37 AM

29. Ha!

Nicely done.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:56 AM

7. Lesson #8 from "On Tyranny".... STAND OUT

ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS ON FIGHTING TYRANNY FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Timothy Snyder
Yale University

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. From across the fearful twentieth century, here are twenty lessons about what it takes to oppose tyranny, adapted to the circumstances of today.

.......

8. Stand out. Someone has to. It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without that unease, there is no freedom. Remember Rosa Parks. The moment you set an example, the spell of the status quo is broken, and others will follow.

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Response to zaj (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 01:25 PM

42. I totally get what you mean by this.

Because I have seen how taking the lead when no one else will do it,changes everything.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:58 AM

8. Please don't speak for me. I care.

Thanks

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:00 AM

10. I note you use the royal "we".

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:00 AM

11. Counterpoint: it's a discussion board. Let's discuss things.

I like seeing more and more people waking up to ditch the RusProp delivery system masquerading as a social website that was founded to rate girls' faces at college.

I dropped FB and weeks ago dropped Instagram. It was a huge time suck and creeping bot playground.

We must take care of what we allow into our homes, screens, and brains.

Please feel free to share what's going on in your lives to the extent we all feel comfortable.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:01 AM

12. Who is this "we" you speak of? I care. Facebook is a threat to democracy.

Mark Z. has demonstrated time and again that he is happy to work with the Russians and white nationalists to undermine our country.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:38 AM

22. Maybe there are fleas?

Whenever someone pulls the empirical “we” on me in a discussion, I always ask if they have fleas in their pockets

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:04 AM

15. And I don't care

That you don't care. In fact, I haven't spent one second of my life considering whether you cared or not and I will continue to live my life that way. But hey, thanks for sharing and maybe take some of your own advice and keep it to yourself.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:20 AM

17. LOL! Well said.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:18 AM

16. Not sorry, you are incorrect.

You don't care.

Don't speak for me. I lost 75 pounds in the recent past, and I only could have done it with the support of the VIDEO GAME FORUM community I belonged to. I posted progress pics and had several discussions with members throughout the process. THEY made it possible because I wasn't alone on my journey.

I applaud every single person who gets on here and says they are quiting "x" for "y" reason. We need to support each other because there are "we" out there who do actually care.

Tommy, if you ever have trouble with anything at all and need our support, WE will be here to help you any time.

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Response to blugbox (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:24 AM

19. +1000

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Response to blugbox (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:49 AM

23. ...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:23 AM

18. Unrec. n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:28 AM

20. I have a few peaves, and I have found the easiest way to deal with them is to put those

who post things that really bug me on my ignore list. I skip posts I have no interest in.

Just a thought.

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Response to Tech (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 12:26 PM

41. Yup.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:30 AM

21. Right back at you!! Get it???? Nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:09 AM

24. Announcements are cathartic and might help someone on the fence

or someone with similar issues. I rarely share my own life changes, but I don't have an issue with other people sharing.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:34 AM

27. Thank you.

Never understood the ones who proclaim from the “highest mountain” that they have given up cable tv and or just tv. I don’t care, really, what one gives up. Perhaps all of you are just a trifle annoying for feeling the need for proclamations. I have given up nothing and am totally in awe of myself.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:57 AM

33. I don't care that you don't care! Get it now? Nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:36 AM

28. I care a lot. Whether or not you give up fast food, sodas, cable impacts me not a bit...

Intentional and malicious dissemination of Russian propaganda, RW lies, and White Nationalist hate impacts me and everyone else in this country.

I DO care and so should YOU.


https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/21/facebook-white-nationalists-ban-vdare-red-ice
White nationalists are openly operating on Facebook. The company won't act

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:37 AM

30. My company has done online advertising when we met with the reps I was like yuk

All the info they get for target marketing is insane

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:49 AM

32. It is self-aggrandizing, however,

they do have the right to voice their opinions. I, also, have the right to dismiss them. And you are right, I don't care, but then again, I don't care that you don't care and I don't expect you to care that I don't care that you don' care.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:58 AM

34. +1000! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #34)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:10 PM

45. LOL

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:58 AM

35. This is the "There are two kinds of people in the world" meme, you know this?

And whether it annoys you or not, it’s worth thinking about for a minute.

From really, really, silly shit, like the toilet paper has to roll over the top of the roll, or the toilet paper has to roll off the bottom of the roll, all the way up to people who feel like they have to own an AR15, and people who don’t think AR15s should have been invented. This is about human nature.

Creamy peanut butter or chunky peanut butter? Stupid question right? But under certain conditions people come to blows over questions like this. Right now people are flipping you shit on this thread for posting a complaint about people announcing they have a complaint! Congratulations! You’ve reached the level of meta-complaining!

”You really don’t need to broadcast your personal life choice to the world just to get back pats”
........these are people who chose to join facebook. Which is designed specifically to let you broadcast your personal life to the world IN DETAIL. And despite the fact that occasionally FB will behave so badly that a percentage will start one of these “quit facebook” movements, it never lasts. Again it’s about human nature, and any time something presses a button on you it might be worth it to stop and do a little self examination about why?



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Response to Arthur_Frain (Reply #35)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:46 AM

39. Good point regarding the irony of the OP and what Facebook is designed for

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:09 AM

36. Thank you!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:14 AM

38. Facebook is building the new Dictatorship. I applaud people

who are recognizing this and announcing their resolve to not participate.

A government has to be run to serve its people, not its oligarchs, its fixers, or its economic system.

We are not economic units or workers or consumers ---we are people life liberty and the pursuit of happiness is for all of us not just billionaires or industries.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 12:23 PM

40. My sentiments, exactly.

Thank you.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 02:23 PM

43. A constant diet of television news, opinion, and commercials will damage your brain...

...just as a constant diet of fast food and soda will damage the rest of your body.

I wouldn't know about Facebook. My only social media vice is DU.

We've been without any "traditional" television in our house over ten years, no cable, no satellite, no broadcast. Our television plays DVDs and Netflix. That's all it does.

I'm not saying this to get "back pats," I'm just saying my own life seems a little brighter without television. Yes, I do encourage others to try it, but I don't really care if they do or they don't.

My octogenarian parents, and my wife's parents, still watch traditional television. Their grandchildren don't.

For better or worse the internet and "smart" cell phones changed everything.

If you really want to see me rant ask me why I recommend Linux for sophisticated computer users, and Chromebooks or Android devices for everyone else.

Don't fucking bother me with your Windows or Apple problems. Guns and automobiles are tools of the devil as well.


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 02:33 PM

44. How condescending.

Do you think anyone cares what your opinion is as you broadcast your cynicism?

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