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Enkara wrote (edited )

Pets are not fucking appliances, they are members of the family, and they deserve to come in or go out as they please, and have a place on the bed <3

Many parents in my part of the world are inconsiderate, rude, entitled pricks who believe that they're doing gods work by having and raising kids and that everyone else should give a shit, praise them, and make sacrifices for them. They also get pets as appliances for their kids to play with and neglect them/throw them away when they are no longer useful. Guess what fuckers the earth is dying and every first world baby you make is of negative value to it.

Now I get to nurse back to health and take care of a deaf and blind old dog who was abandoned in a back yard, getting bit up by fleas and losing all his fur, had an ear fungal infection, had some nails that were coiled over TWICE, and needs fucking 4 walks a day because some shitty excuse for people couple who he was "their baby" decided to stop caring for him because they had 2 human babies. Yeah you don't lock your baby outside in the back yard to die, assholes.

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hurricanekaktos wrote

Fucking this. I used to have neighbors who would keep their dogs in the backyard all the time, and they'd bark till three in the goddamn morning. Ask them to take their dogs inside and they say that they're "outside dogs." No they fucking aren't. There's no such thing as an "outside dog." You just don't feel like actually paying attention to these living creatures with complex feelings other than keeping them as decorations or toys for your kids. Why even have a dog if you're just going to keep it in the backyard out of sight 95 percent of the time and piss off your neighbors?

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zorblax wrote

I care about how available my data is to corporations. Even getting people to do something as simple as use signal or stop using facebook is such a huge fucking effort.

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syko4MT wrote

Faceplant & Twit have become an addiction for the uneducated masses of the world. If they had any common-sense they would have never started using them.

Gargoyle, Faceplant, etc. are NOT your friend. None of them care squat about you. They have raped your personal and private life to shreds... for THEIR profit!

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sudo wrote

Plastic soap bottle engineering. I don't see how people can live with poorly engineered soap bottles. Some of them require multiple pumps to dispense a usable amount of soap. Others have such tiny openings that the soap comes shooting out into the sink or onto the counter, instead of falling into your hand, so then you've wasted a tiny bit of soap, possibly have to clean off the counter, and have to hold your hand like a shield to catch the soap next time. Plus, for some of the cheaply made soap, it'll harden on the opening, making the opening even smaller, and making it shoot out even faster for the next pump. Then there's the "foaming" soap - I don't want it to come out of the bottle as foam, because that means I can't scrub my hands with it as effectively. The only company that makes a usable soap bottle is Softsoap - I'd honestly use their bottle over some of the posh soap bottles that you can fill up with any type of soap. (Note: I'm not trying to shill for Softsoap - I advocate shoplifting everything you can. It's pretty easy to steal these soap bottles, since they're sqashed on one axis, instead of being round all the way around. Makes it easier to slip into a pocket and walk out with.) And don't get me started on bathroom sinks in rest stops.

For a serious answer, it'd be reducing and reusing waste. People are starting to catch on to the recycle part, but they still don't try to reduce their waste, or reuse old things.

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Enkara wrote (edited )

That's very insightful... You know the world is filled with things we've made which are poorly designed that everyone just accepts as part of reality. I think you might like this book: 'The Design of Everyday Things', it's about just that.

EDIT: Also... those fucking public bathroom sinks that supposedly "detect your hand" but actually you have to like... move your hands just right right in front of the sensor to get a little 2 second burst of water... for fucks sake if they want to save water why not just put those pushy valves on those with a reasonable amount of time given to actually wash my hands, and then follow it up with those paper towel dispensers that give you one small piece of paper towel after 4 seconds of waving your hands under the sensor.

Fuck robotics, this is why I don't wash my hands.

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GrimWillow wrote

Gaming. I intend to create Anarchist games (I already have created "Decolonizers of Catan" where the game begins with cities, towns, and roads already all over, and every player works together to remove them for points.) I find that the Anarchist community I am in contact with seems to think I'm coming totally out of left field with this gaming stuff.

I hate most games, but I don't think games or gaming is bad; it is a powerful medium of expression that is being mostly weilded to reproduce toxic cultures. I had to start making radical games when I saw Anarchist children looking for a game to play and getting to choose between "Risk", "Monopoly", or "Life". If you're an adult, maybe you would like to play the terribly problematic and product shilling game of "Cards Against Humanity".

In contrast, there are games like this out there! We need more like it! (I would link to their website, but it is currently down.

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squirrels wrote

Whoa, I feel the same way. The wastefulness and toxic culture in the hobby hurts, but gaming itself can be a hugely positive force. Games have been part of humanity for a long time.

We really do need better anarchist games. I like Netrunner and the Resistance, but they don't have quite the same angle as Monopoly.

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anyan25 wrote

Growing my own food, my dream is to one day live in an eco village where the majority of food consumed was also grown on the premises.

Composting. Veganism.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Foraging for wild food.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Immortality. I want it, I thinking everyone deserves the option to have it. And it's fucking stupid we're still stuck in this purview that because death is natural it is good. I get it, it was useful to see it in a positive harmonious light for so long, but we have the resources and capability to really tackle what I consider the most abhorrent disease ever inflicted on humans.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

If it's introduced slowly which it likely will as a matter of practicality. There will be a short rise in population and depending on quality of life a variety of other factors, it'll likely even itself out as we've seen from other countries when quality of life increases.

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ziq_postcivver wrote

If it's introduced slowly

I'm sure it will. Rich white people first, then rich Japanese people.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

God I hope not.

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Enkara wrote

I mean if we don't smash capitalism and hierarchy first that is exactly what will happen, god-like rich immortals and the mortal proles.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

I'm all for that. I don't think certain things should be created under capitalism due to the difficulty it would cause in dismantling oppressive systems . I still want immortality but never at the expense being able to solve the problems already present.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Because I didn't consider this some deep ideological topic. I can wish and advocate for a certain process and recognize that given the current circumstances it may not go that way. And given my interests and proclivities the best practical thing I can do is be a "man on the inside". It's not great, it's not perfect, it's what I got.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Cool story bruh I'll let you know when I want to be an intellectually lazy asshole.

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ConquestOfToast wrote (edited )

nah just for being an arrogant asshat with no understanding of the contexts that kind of shit exists in. but it's cool i know what its like to be a fucking dumbass. Also you don't know my ideology, the scope of this topic was to a want. so I kept it to that. you want some philosophical dick measuring contest I'm down, but let's not forget that this was a thread based in surface thinking. I complied as much and you're being a fucking dick for no reason.

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happysmash27 wrote

Property tax. I just want to be self-sufficient without paying any government, but no one seems to care :(

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syko4MT wrote

Breaking the law! Rolling through Stop signs, speeding, using hand-held phones, hell any/all laws.

If someone has to watch you for you to do the right/lawful thing... you are either a child, blind, severely mentally retarded or you have a criminal mindset. Most of the drivers in my town are down to the last one.

The fact that we have had a lot of stupid tree huggers (and we all know you can't fix stupid), Californicators, Washingtonians, Oregonians and Texass' move to S.W. Montana plays a huge part. All of which are as useless as tits on a boar hog.

By far the worst are the employees of the local hospital and parents dropping/picking up their children for school. They act as though they have carte blanch over any law.

Everyone wants to move here because it is quiet and beautiful. But once here, apparently our speed limits are just to slow for them. (Hey you toadstools, that's why it WAS quiet!) It's not quiet/quaint/empty anymore!

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Copenhagen_Bram wrote

Rolling through Stop signs, speeding, using hand-held phones, hell any/all laws.

These are some very specific law violations...

What's your license plate number? I'm asking for no particular reason.