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Old 05-22-2014, 03:42 PM   #3031
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I don't even know my password. I think I used it twice, a while ago. Now what?

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Old 05-22-2014, 04:32 PM   #3032
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ebay's database was hacked WEEKS ago, potentially affecting 145 million ebay users, and i am just now hearing about it online?!! so much for my 'security conscious' ebay i was praising just a short while ago. i guess we all need to be changing our passwords--if it's not too late, that is...thanks a bunch, ebay, for being such a turtle.
I've been meaning to post about that here all day. Yeah, where's my email telling me about this?

I changed my password last night, but it was hard to find the link to change it. Here it is:

https://fyp.ebay.com/EnterUserInfo
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:33 PM   #3033
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I don't even know my password. I think I used it twice, a while ago. Now what?

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Just go to log in and tell them you forgot your password. They will give you some way to reset it.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:48 PM   #3034
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in the latest drive-by shooting in santa barbara, california, we have a case of afluenza, a well-off young college student, elliot rodgers, armed with a sporty late model beemer, three guns, and a misogynistic and mentally disturbed mindset, killed six people and sent another half dozen to the hospital. despite posting violent, strange and threatening videos on the social media, elliot was able to legally purchase three guns, and shortly before the retribution shooting event, to convince the police that he was not a threat to himself or others.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #3035
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in the latest drive-by shooting in santa barbara, california, we have a case of afluenza, a well-off young college student, elliot rodgers, armed with a sporty late model beemer, three guns, and a mysogynistic and mentally disturbed mindset, killed six people and sent another half dozen to the hospital. despite posting violent, strange and threatening videos on the social media, elliot was able to legally purchase three guns, and shortly before the retribution shooting event, to convince the police that he was not a threat to himself or others.
I don't consider the misogynistic killing of women to be a petty vent. This is major. As I understand it, he didn't even know those women. He just didn't like that they would probably turn him down if he made an advance.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #3036
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Given these circumstances and with these criteria, how can we ever stop -- or even reduce -- these tragedies? It's not just guns, either. He stabbed three of his victims to death. So sad, so useless.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:29 AM   #3037
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I don't consider the misogynistic killing of women to be a petty vent. This is major. As I understand it, he didn't even know those women. He just didn't like that they would probably turn him down if he made an advance.
I read some more about this. He killed 2 women and 4 men. He knew 3 of the men. Were they trying to stop him?
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #3038
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There are so many things that can cause someone to "go off". An umbilical cord wrapped around an infant's neck at birth can do specific brain damage that makes them extremely spontaneous, with little control over the spontaneous action. There is a particular condition that causes some people to fight against any and all authority. There are conditions in which people feel no remorse. And then there are people who are just plain self-centered to the extent that they are willing to hurt others to get what they want.

Like someone here mentioned, some feel cheated if someone else doesn't give them a chance, especially if they've lived a life of being bullied, or shut out of various groups or situations.

There are so many reasons why people to very bad, evil things that there is no chance at stopping all violence. Taking guns away isn't the answer. If they can't get a gun, they'll grab a knife, or a pipe, or use their bare hands if need be. Of course, if they have a gun, it makes it easier for them to do more damage. I am not a gun-control advocate. I own various fire-arms and have used them safely since I was a child, starting with a bow, to a bb-gun, and on up. I've never hurt anyone with any weapon that I've owned, and there are millions like me. Unfortunately, that isn't true of some people.

Is there an answer to violence? I don't really think there is. The most we can hope for is that strong families, where parents take the time to teach strong moral principles, respect for others, and that there are consequences for bad behavior, and consequences for good behavior. They also need to teach children coping skills for bullies, and help them to fit in. Most of all, they need to truly love, and build up their children with positive life-styles.

I believe that the media, and anyone who glorifies ideas such as revenge, take care of yourself, because nobody else will, and portray strong people as violent people, are a big part of the problem as well.

I wish I had the answers that would teach everyone to behave in a civil, and helpful way. I just don't think that there are any single answers to that question. But I think we can make a difference by living in a way that is an example good, to others to emulate.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North

That won't get rid of all violence. But it will help.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:20 PM   #3039
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I love warm weather except for all the noise. All the lawn mowers,weed trimmers and leaf blowers. All day every day and even late in the evening. One neighbor in the back even cuts in the dark. He turns on his small yard light. He will still be cutting at 9:30. He gets off work at 3 in the afternoon.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:57 AM   #3040
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I love warm weather except for all the noise. All the lawn mowers,weed trimmers and leaf blowers. All day every day and even late in the evening. One neighbor in the back even cuts in the dark. He turns on his small yard light. He will still be cutting at 9:30. He gets off work at 3 in the afternoon.
Three sides of our building is surrounded by push thick green grass without even one dandelion. Every morning at five the sprinklers go off and soak the lawns really good before they shut off at 6:30 a.m. So the grass is growing all the time. Every day starting this week, two men on driven lawn mowers will start mowing for at least an hour and longer when they put the weed killer on. Considering this used to be a school building, the south end of the building is where the playground used to be. It is now where the plots for the residents gardens are and the rest is all lawn. With two mowers running together at the same time just doubles the noise. I hate to close my windows after a long cold winter. I am enjoying the fresh air coming in.
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