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Well well, it seems the Russians did try to affect our election in
2016. 13 Russians were indicted by the special counsel with solid
evidence for doing just that. They best stay in the arms of
mother Russia or they may find them selves facing prosicution
here in the U.S.A.

President Trump claims this proves he had no involvement because
it started in 2014. uess he forgot that was right after he returned
from Russia after his beauty contest there. Perhaps he made a deal
with Putin to help him run for president. It's not likely we will know
for sure. There has to be a reason for Trumps protection of russians
interests other than just saying we would be better off with them as
friends. Putin is only friendly when he gets his way, and if Trump
doesn't understand that he is the fool Putin thinks he is. Trump
needs to put all the sanctions on Russia like Congress told him
to do.

It's now been reported that well over 100 people in the Trump
administration don't have permenant security clearance. Yet they
handle some of our deepest secrets. It apparently due to many of
Trumps picks are rich people who have ties around the world. This
exposes them to blackmail if they have deals or something
darker in their background. So far several of Trumps appointments
have shown how loose they are with tax payer money. The guy
he appointed for the eviromental agency has spent 10's of thousands
for first class plane tickes and for security people to protect him from
the public. He claims he was being bothered by the people who were
flying Coach. Appearnely asking embarrasing questions. Personally
I think these people whould have to show proof of danger to  their
person or family to get governlment protection.  It's likely due to
these rich people who are parinoid due to having a lot of money, and
feel they need body guards.

Trump wants to replace food relief for the poor with food delieeries
instead of giving them money. Talk about creating a huge government
agency. It would rival Amazon with warehouses and distribution
across the nation to hand out 18 million boxes of food every month.
It's much cheaper to send a check for the poor to buy food with. This
also helps the economey since these people go to grocery stores
and farmers markets to buy food.  Of course Trump and the GOP
point to the few people who spend their food money inapproperatly
as an excuse to do stupid things like this. With all the allergys
people have these days would the distribution centers know who
ccan't eat peanuts or bread?

The GOP and Trump are saying we need more mental help care, yet
they have been cutting billions form medicaid which helps pay for
such care. Seems the GOP and Trump have no connnection between
their brains and their mouth.

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It may be a cultural difference. Movies are still seen as more of a group activity, especially among teenagers, but it isn't unusual at all to see people buying tickets and entering the theatre alone. Several of my close friends love films, and will go and see them alone as a preference. One of them is a large, burly man with long hair and a beard to mid-chest. He is intimidating looking, but he will cheerfully amble into a cinema alone to watch happy, fluffy films, animations, or rom-coms. And no one will give him a second glance, because he gives off an air of not caring, being comfortable and happy. As that is the best part; when it comes to films, over here, no one cares what anyone else is doing as long as you are not inconveniencing them. The vast majority of people wouldn't even notice that someone is seeing a film alone, let alone care about it. And if they do notice or care, it will be for all of five seconds and then they will forget.

Especially as there are now a lot of adults who grew up with animated films, who still enjoy them. Animation isn't seen as solely a thing for children any more. My partner's parents watch more animated films as nearly-retired adults than I ever did as a child.

So yeah: Even if people do care, so what? Are they people you will ever even see again? Almost certainly not. So why should you worry what they think of you for a minute or two? And you will not be arrested for watching a film alone, peacefully, not bothering people or being inappropriate. That is just stupid that someone even suggested that.
I appreciate the input from all of you!  Its reassuring to hear that I am not the only one who still likes to have fun in their own way.
While I had told myself I would go anyway, reading other peoples thoughts has made me sure I am going now.  Time to be myself!

I guess the person (family member actually) who was suggesting to me that it was strange for me to go , for one, does not like animated movies.  Secondly, they are not a furry nor know what it is, and third, maybe they thought they were protecting me.  lastly, my family member is a teacher of young kids. 
And the irony of her comments to me is that she often times acts more childlike than I ever do!  And she works directly with kids!  But she is a woman, and I wonder if this is the key of the perceived "strangeness" of a guy liking to be happy watching an animated movie alone.  "Hes a guy, gee lets be down on him for being born that way."  The whole idea, wither real or perceived, is so crazy.  It feels like discrimination of some sort.  I don't care if a guy or gal likes things that are different. 

Loc, so you are saying that over there, its not a creepy thing for people to watch alone?  Interesting that a different country can see things so differently.
It is funny, when at the movies, I don't talk much at all, and often don't interact with people during the film.  Maybe after, I talk about it, or chat before it starts.  But once the movie starts, it has my attention.  So I never saw it as a super social thing anyway.

I think I identify with what you said Iara.
I have always been rather independent, maybe to a fault a few times since there are times we all need interaction with others.  But often due to my job and all, I find myself eating alone, and its usually not a big deal to me.  I only sometimes feel lonely, but I never feel totally alone, since I believe in things that make me think I am not alone spiritually. I never thought there was anything wrong with me until I was made to think so. 

How can it be that someones words can hurt so deep and make you turn your world upside down in 5 minutes?
I fear that society is so on edge where kids are concerned, that people have forgotten the word FUN.  I guess also that I am not like many people in that I do not see a hard and fast age limit to honest, clean fun.  And I don't know of a law that restricts age against me.  The age limits are for youngsters to not watch R movies etc... not to keep adults from watching "kids" movies.

Acton, I might just watch Care Bears, but yeah, that's one for home viewing.   :-[ Hey, silly things, simple things, and fun cute things can make us all feel better at times. 
Shim, I have not seen Coco, maybe I should add that to the list! 
At this time in my life, the way its been going, I need to be happy or its not going to be good for me.  So I will go and have fun!
And if I  do indeed get made to feel bad about being there, then I will probably not go again, and just stay home, again...

I am glad I asked for info!
Over here, it's not an issue. No one makes a fuss about it, no one cares. Lots of people go and see films, including animated ones, alone.
I go to movies and restaurants alone. Nothing wrong with that, or with you.
general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Bad News" thread.
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on Today at 12:14:11 am »
My tooth has been aching constantly for the past week. Went to the dentist today and found out I need a root canal.  x_x :'(
general non-furry discussion / Re: Watching animated movies in theater as adult?
« Last post by Acton on February 16, 2018, 10:31:47 pm »
Maybe the care bears movie  ;)

Just kidding , there noting wrong. Personally I stooped   going to the theaters and wait to stream them or  use Red Box.
I generally only watch G to to some  PG-13. Only rare circumstance I watch an R rated movie (no sexual immorality and excessive violence for me)
general non-furry discussion / Re: Watching animated movies in theater as adult?
« Last post by Shim on February 16, 2018, 10:09:08 pm »
It's not weird. I go see animated films by myself in theaters all the time. Nobody cares and nobody will give you looks. I saw Coco and there were a bunch of kids and parents in the theater. Nobody looked at me. Nobody cared.

What you should do is talk to the manager of the theater about your interaction with the employee.
general non-furry discussion / Watching animated movies in theater as adult?
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on February 16, 2018, 08:07:51 pm »
I wasn't sure where to start this post. If this post is better in a different place, lets move it there.

I was feeling rather down, and got an idea, I would go to them movies!  I got real excited about the idea and it got me through the horrible week at work.
I was so proud of myself for "getting out" more and dealing with depression.  I felt it would help my situation improve some if I made an effort.

So it was that I started discussing with a few people that I wanted to watch an animated movie at the theater.  I was excited, as I haven't been to the movies in 10 years! But then it happened...

They said I had better bring someone with me, or I would be thought of as a "weirdo" for watching a "kids movie" as a lone guy.  I was even warned that I could be arrested.  Now I am made to feel very bad about the whole idea of watching a movie because I wanted to see it.  Many things I do in life alone, and it almost never bothers me.  Now I find I am questioning myself more.

I am a single guy, and people can tell my age by looking at me, so I am starting to worry that people will think I am indeed a weirdo.
When I am down and depressed, sometimes the only things that bring me joy are the simple, and fun, and sort of cute or odd things in life.  Comics, cartoons, certain books, etc...

So I do intend on watching a movie alone at the theater. 
(I do normally watch those things at home by myself, but this time I wanted to see it there on the big screen)
I NOW expect social pressure to NOT be there, whereas before I was totally cool with going.

My question
Is it wrong, inappropriate, too weird to go watch an animated PG/PG13  "kids" movie alone as a guy?
Why am I made to feel bad for being myself?
Thoughts or experiences?
word games / Re: Avatar caption game
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on February 16, 2018, 06:25:03 pm »
"I dare ya to knock this battery off my shoulder...Wait...Where'd it go?"
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