Forum posts made by flytoomuch

Topic Drunk Teen kills four, injures nine. Gets probation.
Posted 13 Dec 2013 01:12

As a fellow lawyer I need to laugh at this guys balls. His argument is that this kid has never had any consequences……so let's keep going…..let's not have any consequences for killing four people…..let's GO BIG!! I can't believe he thought his defense of "affluenza" would ever work and he must have been totally astounded when the judge accepted the stupid argument. He will have rich clients with fucked-up irresponsible kids lined up at his door. He will have a whole team of psychologists on retainer now to prove that "affluenza" is a recognized disease.

What a fucking joke. I feel sad for the families. No sentence can bring their loved ones back.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Put a Spin on it" Story Competition
Posted 09 Dec 2013 02:51

Well my money was on Ferris Wheel so good thing I didn't go to Vegas on that one. Still great stories.

Topic Happy 7th Birthday - Ranked in the Top 5000 Most Visited Sites
Posted 06 Dec 2013 20:06

Congratulations…..massive recognition. Well done!!

Topic Rest in Peace - Nelson Mandela
Posted 06 Dec 2013 05:31

It is interesting as all the leaders rush forward to bask in the limelight of the cameras that history is somewhat distorted? Britain and the USA supported the apartheid white South African regime until almost the very end. Canada (thank god) DID NOT!! Mandela remained on the USA's "terror list" until his 90th birthday (well after he had received the Nobel Prize). When Congress finally voted to call for his release Dick Cheney voted AGAINST. Mandela has been particularly scathing in his comments on USA policy in several areas of the world, but particularly in Palestine. Obama sanctions many many policies that Mandela spoke directly against, so casting yourself as his "longtime friend" is more than a bit disingenuous. Disgusting how politicians seek to profit by scavenging a dead mans legacy……a legacy of true greatness. Those who want to know what Mandela really stands for should read his writings, not listen to Obama or David Cameron.

May the great man and his incredible smile RIP.

Topic fuck me, suck me, pass?
Posted 01 Dec 2013 18:40

Sarah your nipple ring is so hot. Can I throw you on the bed and make you happy?

Topic Announcing our "Autumn Equinox" Competition Winners
Posted 30 Sep 2013 19:24

Well done......Congratulations TASH!! You know you are my favorite on here along with SITTING. Great writing and you get stronger with every effort. A writer's greatest compliment is that I'm jealous of your deft handling of your material. A well deserved recognition to cap your many fine recent stories of excellent quality. My other favorite did not get recognized, but I see her story got selected as one of this month's "picks" so some consolation I guess.

Topic Announcing our Autumn Equinox Story Competition, $200 First Prize
Posted 23 Sep 2013 07:56

Haha now that's a theme I can EMBRACE!! Luckily my hotel in Beijing does not block "Lush Stories" otherwise I'd be going through story-withdrawl. The Chinese probably got confused by the whole "Lush" concept? Flying too much is actually a pretty good theme.....perhaps "travel sex"?? I adore travel sex.

Topic Announcing our Autumn Equinox Story Competition, $200 First Prize
Posted 23 Sep 2013 07:41

I agree!! These contests are a great boost for the "creative juices" and stimulate some amazing stories. I didn't have time to write for this one, but I hope the next one is a topic up my alley. I have my favorites this time so I'll wait to see if any of them place.

Topic Favorite Ice Cream
Posted 09 Aug 2013 04:08

Travel to Bangkok. Go to the Oriental Hotel. Cross the river on their boat to the Sala Rim Nam restaurant. Have their homemade coconut ice cream served inside a young coconut with jellied palm seeds and dried coconut shaved on top: HEAVEN!!

Topic what is one weird or special thing a woman you slept with done while she orgasmed?
Posted 26 Jul 2013 22:58

Joyce. Her body arched off the bed, she became rigid and fainted. Scared the shit out of me. We laughed afterwards. This was achieved via oral and fingers.

Topic Guys, what kind of perfume or shower gel is turning you on?
Posted 28 Jun 2013 03:42

My favorite scent is 24 Faubourg by Hermes. I love hints of Vanilla and Lilac? Lavender oil in the bath or on the bed sheets is nice.

Topic PRISM, The NSA and your right to privacy
Posted 11 Jun 2013 08:49

Haha yes George Orwell is looking pretty damn prescient right now isn't he. Not a half bad writer either. ByronLord has made the point, but I'll just add my own details. Gun deaths (Americans killing Americans with their own guns) will top 33,000 in 2015 and will exceed motor vehicle fatalities. "Terrorism" is the bogey-man they are using to pick your pocket and fund their ridiculous and illegal activities. Billions are being spent and profited from for no reason whatsoever. Did these billions stop the Boston Marathon bombing? Not at all. They didn't even pick up on the photos right away. This money is being flushed down the drain and into Booz Allen's pockets. In the time it took me to write this message China has leant another $100 million or so to the USA to fund??? China has about 1 million people working on monitoring their citizens. People thought that was simply SHOCKING! Now we finally realize the USA apparently has some 1.5 million people employed with high level security clearance doing the same thing to Americans. Let's hear the same shock and criticism for Obama that is leveled at the Chinese. ( you.....wake my fucking message you high school drop out dweeb!!)

Topic what is your favorite movie quote
Posted 10 Jun 2013 19:58

Well too many.....for light humor I always like "Welcome to the party pal!" John McClane in Die Hard.

Topic Flying..who loves it, who is terrified of it
Posted 30 May 2013 00:23

Well at this point, after a few million miles, I'm pretty jaded about the time on the plane. That part I can do without. Unless of course I'm in first class with a very adventurous young lady on a 13 hour flight to London and we can get up to some mischief. I like landing. I always like arriving in a city and knowing there will be great things to discover. Even after all the times I have been to London, New York or Beijing I can always find new things to discover. That's the fun part of flying.

Topic Around the world.
Posted 16 May 2013 20:14

Ostrovnoy (Murmansk, Russia)

Topic New recommendation symbol
Posted 13 May 2013 22:52

Thumbs Up looks good! I'm easy.......whatever it looks like, I'm sure all us scribblers will aspire to one.

Topic Announcing the "Valentine's Day" Competition Winners
Posted 07 Mar 2013 01:14

Congratulations to the top 5, well done!

Topic Is it good or bad if the girl is a virgin?
Posted 03 Mar 2013 06:46

Well it's wonderful for a woman to be a virgin and to share that with a special man. For the man it is a sacred obligation to make sure it is AMAZING for her. As "first time" stories demonstrate it can be wonderful.

Topic tan lines yes or no
Posted 22 Feb 2013 02:32

Nice to know the Aussie's have outlawed socks & sandals. Civilization may be clinging by a thread, but Australia is fighting back!!

Topic Do you appreciate wine?
Posted 23 Jan 2013 21:42

Well in honor of all the gorgeous Australian women I went "Aussie" the other night. A huge tasty Aussie Rib Eye roast, rare, paired with a 98' and 02' "Dead Arm" Shiraz. Hard to say which bottle was better. The nose is so lush and rich with lots of black currant and eucalyptus. Both amazing wines and I have to respect D'Arenberg for not raising the price even though they keep getting outstanding ratings from Parker. Hard to find a better wine for US$50 if you ask me.

Topic Does age really matter?
Posted 11 Jan 2013 04:58

Age differences like racial and ethnic differences can bring energy and stimulation to a relationship. Celebrate the differences....especially by writing Lush stories about them.

Topic Just take away the guns, do it now
Posted 20 Dec 2012 21:40

Does regulating the use of guns work? Well Canada's homicide rate is some 300%+ lower than the USA's and Japan (which has even more restrictive rules) is like a few thousand percent less. Hmmm I guess guns do actually kill people. Who would'a thunk that?

Topic Do you appreciate wine?
Posted 06 Dec 2012 02:34

Penfolds Grange is probably the nicest drop I've had out of Australia (best use the company account for that one...). Another Australian winemaker I like is D'Arenberg, with The Footbolt Shiraz perhaps being my favourite (reasonably priced too).

Now you see it, now you don't. Isn't it funny how quickly the "company account" credit card disappears when someone expresses genuine enthusiasm for a Magnum of 1990 Grange? Haha well better see which of my clients I can stuff that little gem into? You certainly are a woman of contrasts jumping from Grange straight into Footbolt? A man would certainly be kept on his toes with you around to confuse him. I totally agree however. Different wines for different occasions and if a wine is good, pull the cork (or in the case of modern Australia...twist the cap) and pour the wine out. You don't drink the price tag and since there are so many well made wines at a reasonable price, why forego all that lingerie you could buy with the money you save?? I guess I'll wait until I'm with someone who really wants to show off their black credit card and then I'll softly suggest that a wine expert I know in Australia by the name of Nicola highly recommends Penfold's Grange and see if he falls for it.

Topic Do you appreciate wine?
Posted 05 Dec 2012 08:38

When Nicola drops in and "name drops" a "GRANGE" bomb.......haha we're talking serious coin gentlemen??? Let's assume our date is wearing a Roberto Cavalli "Little Black Dress" and some nice Cartier jewelry? Grange? Seriously? For me it is over-priced. I'm going to suggest we go for a 1996 D'Arenberg "Dead Arm" and spend the money we saved on her new lingerie outfit? Hey that's just me. Oh Nicola's treat on the CORPORATE ACCOUNT? Really? Okay, let's order a Magnum of 1990 Grange then? Otherwise let's order the "Dead Arm" and shop for lingerie.

Topic Should creationism be taught in schools?
Posted 05 Dec 2012 08:26

Ummmmmm? No, it's idiotic.

Topic Judge orders woman to wear "idiot" sign. Humiliating or not harsh enough?
Posted 01 Dec 2012 08:21

Well I don't know about putting her in the stocks? She is an IDIOT however and as Gulfcoaster has pointed out she was endangering lives. If she had killed your child perhaps you might be less objective about the whole matter? I have had few "close calls" in my life driving and I hate IDIOT drivers who endanger other people's lives. I don't know what the law allows, but aside from the sign she got off very easily.

Topic Palestinia becoming a non-member observer state in the UN
Posted 01 Dec 2012 08:08

Haha Buz well "winning" is a relative concept. The Middle East has a VERY long history and is littered with the flotsam of "victorious" societies such as Imperial Rome, the Ottoman Empire, Phoenicians, etc. The USA and Israel have been riding the wave for a relative microsecond compared to these civilizations. We'll see what the future holds. Today is simply yesterday's "tomorrow". I feel it incumbent upon myself to live a decent life so your philosophy of "the dominant will win" has no attraction for me. It is true minds are rarely changed, but history moves and history changes. Sometimes the shifts are subtle, but once they happen huge changes can occur: the Berlin Wall can fall, slavery can end, women can vote, science can advance and medicines can be invented. I've led a life dictated by my own compass and my own values and I want all people to be treated with dignity and fairness. Naive and laughable I know. "Might is right" would be a shallow dark place for me to inhabit and I'd never fall in love with books like the Life of Pi if I lived there.

Good luck with your whole "the dominant win" approach, it's not for me. I'm an underdog sort of guy.

Topic Palestinia becoming a non-member observer state in the UN
Posted 01 Dec 2012 07:49

Lord Byron, thanks again for your cogent and on-point contribution. I agree it's appropriate to bring up the King David Hotel bombing and the USS Liberty as a couple of examples, but there are many others. However the idea that Israel represents USA interests or ideals in the Middle East is fallacious on a much broader scale than simply these incidents.

As a factual matter Palestinians are a Semitic people (Akkadian, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic, Ge'ez, Maltese, Canaanite/Phoenician, Amorite, Eblaite, Ugaritic, Sutean, Chaldean, Mandaic, Ahlamu, Amharic, Tigre and Tigrinya among others are all Semitic peoples) so the whole "racial theory" underpinning Israel is a bunch of hogwash as is the often mis-used term "anti-semitic". This also means if Lady X is correct and Palestinians have a racial predilection for violence then Israelis share the same genetic gene.

It was my exact point that Lady X's gratuitous description of Palestinians as "terrorists" does not move us any closer to a resolution. Rather than intending to be helpful or informative Lady X's post was clearly intended to be provocative. The "State" violence of occupation and dispossession imposed by Israel is is far worse than anything the Palestinians have been able to inflict in return. As Lord Byron correctly points out the Palestinians are REACTING to violence inflicted on them, not acting. They are the victims. They need assistance from the world community, not demonization.

The USA and many of its people/media outlets tend to have very short selective memories. Let's look at another group of "terrorists" that America opposed along with Israel. The ANC and Nelson Mandela were labeled by the USA as terrorists:

Nelson Mandela was, of course, a co-founder of the MK Group and engaged in an armed struggle against apartheid South Africa (I supported them 100%). The United States labeled the ANC and Nelson Mandela "terrorists" and claimed they "would never deal with them"?? Really? The key ally and supplier of military hardware to apartheid South Africa? Yes, you guessed it: Israel. It was the rest of the world EX-USA/Israel that led the way against apartheid South Africa with the USA only joining in the struggle very late. Today Nelson Mandela is a revered leader worldwide and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. As an interesting side note, Nelson Mandela is a strong supporter of the Palestinian people. Now here is someone who knows just a tiny bit about "racism". Mr. Mandela's comments on Israel are well known and are perhaps more convincing than mine.

If Lady X and her supporters refuse to talk or negotiate with the Palestinians because of alleged "terrorism" then there can never be any settlement. Likewise if the Palestinians refused to talk to Israel because of Israeli violence then nothing can be achieved. As a matter of reality Britain talked to the IRA, America talks to "terrorists" every day and people need to accept and move forward. The Palestinians and the entire Arab world have made this offer to Israel several times. Every time they have been rebuffed and ignored. The blockage to peace is neither the PLO or Hamas, the blockage to peace is Israel's clear policy of colonizing the West Bank and retaining the entire "Holy Israel" and the USA election system/media which holds the USA lock-step with the Israeli position. The rest of the world views the conflict entirely differently than the USA as has been made clear by the UN vote. On this issue the USA stands virtually alone. Many American allies deal with Hamas, fund Hamas and work with Hamas to develop strategies towards a solution to the conflict which will benefit the entire region, including the people of Israel.

If I were as dogmatic and closed minded as Lady X then I would say to Palestinians "don't talk to those nasty Israelis". I don't take this position because I understand you need to have dialogue even with your worst enemy if you want to solve the core issues. Sometimes these parties need outside help and guidance to overcome their own internal radical constituencies, this is true of both Israel and the Palestinians. The USA's lack of creative responses and input is one of the key factors that has allowed Israel to manipulate the USA and has prevented the USA from playing an effective role. The USA needs to stop being Israel's stooge and become the world leader it claims to be.

So far Lady X has never responded and explained how Americans would act if they were invaded and occupied for decades? I maintain that citizens of the USA, good god fearing gun-totting people that they are, would be entirely more violent in their response than the poor Palestinians.

Topic Palestinia becoming a non-member observer state in the UN
Posted 01 Dec 2012 07:44

It wouldn't post my link, so I re-posted below.