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Messages - Concerto No.20 in D minor

#1
I'm old and need to be entertained.
#2
Off-Topic / Re: Astrology
February 19, 2023, 08:16:55 PM
Quote from: cashwarrior1 on February 09, 2023, 02:20:22 PMcan we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars

Take it step further and pretend they are space ships goin' whoosh.
#3
Off-Topic / Re: A question about the history of NSM.
March 27, 2019, 02:29:15 PM
Quote from: Deku Trombonist on March 26, 2019, 06:02:59 PMI dunno maannnn, Concerto knows his Belgian Cheeses NSM History.

Fun fact:  If Inkling's age is accurate....I've been on NSM longer than they've been alive.   :o  But then again, they are a squid kid.  So who really knows how old those things are.
#4
Off-Topic / Re: A question about the history of NSM.
March 26, 2019, 02:53:03 PM
How much do you REALLY know though?  I doubt you know that originally, NSM was a website dedicated to cataloging different varieties of Belgian Cheese.
#5
Yeah, what was he thinking not making backups.  SMH.
#6
Off-Topic / Re: The Birthday Topic
November 14, 2016, 11:54:42 PM
shit 16.   That must feel old.  I wish I was a decade younger so I could be 16 and not fuck up.
#7
My fingers feel funny
#8
Off-Topic / Re: Politics
November 12, 2016, 03:53:14 AM
Quote from: TheMarioPianist on November 11, 2016, 03:00:51 PMNot true at all. I've seen what networks like CNN have done to Trump's words long enough to know that non-racist comments can be twisted to sound racist. Misinterpretation is very possible, especially as we appear to be on different sides of the political spectrum.


Better GPAs and test scores, yes. I understand that there is a correlation between life situations and ability to put up those grades and scores, but explain this to me. I get these college letters all the time from fairly prestigious universities that promise full rides if you get somewhat decent grades and test scores but your parents make <$60,000 a year. (Mind you, these tuition costs can range from $20,000-$60,000 per year.) Meanwhile, I can have a 4.2 GPA, 35 ACT, and a 1560 SAT (out of 1600), but I am barely able to get any scholarship $$$ out of these schools (half tuition at most) because my parents "unfortunately" are moderately successful middle class citizens. I know I don't have to choose these schools, but something seems not exactly right with this situation.

Imagine this.  Javier is an 18 year old, high school graduate, looking to get into University.  He sent out his papers, and he had a 3.5 GPA, a good 27 ACT score.  His parents make only $55,000 a year between them, both working full time jobs.  Javier and his family have had to rely on food stamps to get by for the past few years, and one of his parents is an immigrant and neither have gone to college.  Javier started working at 13 for pocket money and to support his family.

Now picture this.  Jake is an 18 year old, high school graduate looking to get into University.  He sent out his papers, (he doesn't know why he has to do it right now, he really wants to go back packing in Europe with his friends for 6 months, so he can "experience the world," he had a 3.9 GPA and a 32 ACT score.  His parents make $150,000 between them, both of them are working full-time, with great benefits, and they shop at Whole Foods twice a week.  Both of Jake's parents have college degrees.  Jake has worked the past two summers part-time to save up money for his trip, but he's worried he's going to have to work part-time while going to college to afford it, because his parents are only willing to give him $5000 a semester and his scholarship only covers half.

Both kids are accepted to the same school, Javier with a full ride, and Jake with about half of his tuition payed for.  Now can you explain to me WHY?

Quote from: ConcertoQuote from: Concerto No.20 in D minor on November 11, 2016, 14:06:36
Anytime you have to create a preface of how your next thought isn't racist.....it's gonna be racist.

Quote from: TheMarioPianist on November 11, 2016, 03:00:51 PMNot true at all. I've seen what networks like CNN have done to Trump's words long enough to know that non-racist comments can be twisted to sound racist. Misinterpretation is very possible, especially as we appear to be on different sides of the political spectrum.

That is not even a response.  I said, whenever you have to preface something with, "Now I know this is going to sound racist, but it's not,"  You're gonna have a bad time.  I'm telling you this for your benefit.  I'm not saying, nor was implying that Trump was racist in that quote, and I wasn't making a statement about media twisting words.  I'm telling you that you should not warn people that, although your next idea might sound racist that it really isn't, because it most likely will be. 
#9
Off-Topic / Re: Politics
November 11, 2016, 01:06:36 PM
Quote from: TheMarioPianist on November 10, 2016, 03:16:01 PMPreface: Regardless of how I word this, I will probably be labeled as a racist.
Anytime you have to create a preface of how your next thought isn't racist.....it's gonna be racist.

Quote from: TheMarioPianist on November 10, 2016, 03:16:01 PMthey will admit lesser qualified students over more qualified ones just so they can add another country to their list.
Qualified HOW?  Because they had better GPA's?  Because they grew up in a situation where they have an overwhelming advantage over others?

Quote from: TheMarioPianist on November 10, 2016, 03:16:01 PMbigotry is intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.
Now let me pull a few quotes from President-elect Donald Trump's personal history.

""When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best. They're not sending you, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bring crime. They're rapists..."

"Our great African-American President hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore."

"Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife."

I don't know about you, but this sounds like a bigot to me.
#10
But I'm already here?
#11
Off-Topic / Re: The NSM Hot Bod Project
June 14, 2016, 05:17:40 PM
One resource that might help you is https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodtracker.aspx  If you're serious about getting into it, you'll need to track everything you eat, preferably with a scale, for a few days, and enter it all into here.  This will give you a moderately detailed look into what you're eating and which nutrients you're getting enough of, and which you need more of/less of.
#12
Off-Topic / Re: The NSM Hot Bod Project
June 14, 2016, 05:00:51 PM
Quote from: braixen1264 on June 11, 2016, 09:59:40 AMI see. Do you think 20-25% would work?

That protein intake is way too high.  The MOST you should be currently consuming is 20%, and that's if you're lifting weights 5 times a week.  I'd shoot for something like 60% carbs, 25% fat, 15% protein. 
#13
I'm drukn and I thought it'd be funny to post.  Hi llol
#14
Off-Topic / Re: The Birthday Topic
January 08, 2016, 02:51:51 AM
tanks errbody
#15
Quote from: Concerto No.20 in D minor on May 31, 2010, 10:31:11 PMRules, post your actual picture if you want. 

DO NOT POST PICTURES OF OTHER PEOPLE ON THE FORUMS WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION.  This is a ban-able offense.

Have fun.

Me.


I modified the rules a little bit, just because I can.