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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!

TheDarkListener34

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    TheDarkListener34 reacted to Visceral Moonlight in An American Democrat's Thoughts on the Government in general and the Shutdown in Particular   
    I consider both parties to be at fault in this mess. On one hand, the Republicans have been torching the economy for something as minor as one law. However, the Democrats aren't clean either. They've been trying to run before they can walk with implementing huge changes immediately instead of gradually. As a result, there's no time for the country to adapt to the new changes and things get out of control. Both sides refuse to compromise, even if they say otherwise. Compromise doesn't really involve hanging onto one thing and cutting other things. It involved working something out with all parts, not just selected parts. As a result of this, a stalemate has ensued. As I see it, the Republicans were painted into a corner here and have turned this into a hostage situation instead of trying to talk things out. The Democrats, however, haven't really been listening anyways. What comes from the House fails in the Senate and what comes from the Senate fails in the House. It reminds me of trench warfare in World War I where the people up top kept trying more and more things to break the lines while the soldiers suffered.I've actually been thinking of a quote from one of my favorite books lately: 
    I think it fits this situation as well.
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    TheDarkListener34 reacted to Visceral Moonlight in An American Democrat's Thoughts on the Government in general and the Shutdown in Particular   
    You break it up into chunks. One example would be, for this case, to slowly implement it for various groups over a period of time. As more time passes, more groups of people are added. It's all about taking it slow and giving people time to adjust instead of just sort of dumping it on the entire population. That goes for anything really, it's not limited to just healthcare reform.
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    TheDarkListener34 reacted to Arthmoor in An American Democrat's Thoughts on the Government in general and the Shutdown in Particular   
    @JetpackAngel:
     
    1. The sports metaphor falls utterly flat (also: GO DODGERS!) because the outcome of such a contest is not up for voter approval to begin with. Also. The Daily Kos? You'll forgive me if I'm not amused given their rabid anti-Republican bigotry being on display for all to see.
     
    Congressmen are, and they are supposed to represent what we want, and that's precisely what the House is doing. If you're looking for someone to blame here, blame Reid and Obama. They're the ones stubbornly sticking to the "all or nothing" scorched earth campaign here. House Republicans have sent no less than 5 different bills to the Senate for consideration and Reid won't even bring them to a floor vote. (You afraid of something, Harry?)
     
    2. Biased is beyond reality in this case. Gallup, respected or not, is as guilty as the rest of them at selectively cherry picking who, where, when, and how they poll. Typical phone surveys are 901 people. Nine hundred and one. That's a far cry from 350 million and you can't take anything from such a poll at face value.
     
    3. Term limits for Congress would be an excellent place to start, but guess what's wrong with this plan?
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    TheDarkListener34 reacted to Arthmoor in An American Democrat's Thoughts on the Government in general and the Shutdown in Particular   
    Except it's a myth that everyone will pay less. I see story after story after story every day of people who are paying 3, 4, and as much as 5 times MORE for Obamacare than they were for what they had before.
     
    Oh, and this whole "if you like your coverage, you can keep it" is also a myth because if it doesn't meet some nebulous standard the feds have invented, you still have to join up with Obamacare.
     
    As far as employment? May as well write the economy off now because employers found their loophole. Cut work hours to 29.5 a week and the company no longer has to participate. That's exactly what's happening here in California. They're bailing out in droves.
     
    Statistical polling where 900 people are claimed to be how 350 million people think are nothing short of voodoo. That's like saying because I have 3 oatmeal cookies here with chocolate chips in them, and 2 without, that therefore there are 8 million oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and 5 million without. It just doesn't wash.
     
    Pollsters don't like it when people tell their anecdotal stories, because eventually you end up with enough of them that their polls become bullshit and they don't want that.
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    TheDarkListener34 reacted to Arthmoor in An American Democrat's Thoughts on the Government in general and the Shutdown in Particular   
    Civil disobedience has a long and respected history in this country when bad laws are passed against the will of the majority. I personally consider the forced imposition of an insurance mandate I didn't want to be a violation of my civil rights, so for me this is a civil rights issue. Especially since I can't afford to pay for it anyway. They're gonna have to take me to jail eventually when I refuse to fork over what little cash I can manage to scrape together.
     
    It all depends on exactly how they phrased the question and where they sampled people. Polling is inherently biased, and most of the ones people cite use such pathetically small groups of people to make their conclusions it makes me question how statistics is even considered a valid science.
     
    900 people can't be used to reflect the opinions of 350 million.
     
    No. They elected him to office TWICE because frankly most of them had their hands out waiting for "some of that Obama money". Opposition to Obamacare is still pretty strong, and still in the majority.
     
    Helps that he's got pretty much the entire US media behind him to cover up all his scandals that would have gotten any other president thrown from office by now.
     
    Can't wait for 2016. At least we had brains enough to put term limits on the president. Now if we could only do that with Congress.
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    TheDarkListener34 reacted to Arthmoor in An American Democrat's Thoughts on the Government in general and the Shutdown in Particular   
     
     
    And people wonder why none of us Republicans want to deal with Democrats.
     
    Seriously? Treason? Does the left even know what that word means?
     
    The House is following what the majority of the people actually want, not what the media claims they want. So I'm not seeing this, and it pretty much completely undermines the credibility in the remainder of the argument.
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    TheDarkListener34 reacted to Leonardo in Morrowind Modding Legend Passed Away   
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    You'll be missed.  R.I.P Qarl
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