Forum posts made by jack_42

Topic The New York Times Will No Longer Use the Term Female Genital Mutilation
Posted 25 Apr 2017 08:37

As background to what I'm about to write, I'm licensed by The State of Florida to carry a concealed firearm. In many states that have reciprocity agreements with Florida, their laws permit businesses to post signs telling potential patrons that concealed firearms are not allowed on their premises. I do not have a problem with businesses telling me they do not want my patronage. But whether I'm carrying at the time or not, before I turn around and walk out, I ask to speak to the manager, and explain why I'm leaving their business without spending the money I had intended spending.

See, if I just leave, its as if I had never been there and they would have no way of knowing about the income they lost by posting their sign. This is a technique that's become rather wide spread in the concealed carry community. Essentially a business can just bumble along not knowing that they're even being hit with a boycott. But by letting them know why you're withholding your business you bring it to their attention.

So for those of you dropping your NYT subscriptions, please make sure they know this issue is the reason why. It's especially important in this case because NYT in particular and the newspaper business in general are on shaky financial footing at this time. Make sure they know why they lost your business.

To give you an idea how the rest of the world thinks. On Prague shopping centres they have signs saying what is forbidden smoking etc and to my amusement on the list was guns. I was amused by this as I felt it was so over the top to even consider making such a point - the idea being that ridiculous that some lunatic would wander around so armed whilst pushing the shopping trolley around.

As for mutilating females or changing the terminology per se that is disgusting - but to add something to the other side of the coin or should I say pudenda; male genitalia is very painfully mutilated by certain native tribes in Australia. I suppose it's ok if they use a licensed Colt 45 to carry out the operation though.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 23 Apr 2017 13:14

can you really defend someone by comparing him to Hitler? He may not have been solely responsible for the war, but he was definitely an evil mother fucker, as much to blame as anyone else, and not who I would want to to be compared to as a leader.

You still don't get it do you? I'm not so much making a comparison with Trump and Hitler except to say that they were both elected. In other words people have to take responsibility for allowing such people to be in control as they or their system did. And what makes you think anything I said was in defence of Trump?

As for the Pacific war that was the only part of WWII which the U.S.A. and the other allies won as they most definitely lost the one in Europe.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 23 Apr 2017 08:15

Your statement is factual - Hitler cannot solely and logically be blamed for WW II. I do find the comment very offensive, however. Through my beliefs, WW II and the circumstances and people that were involved the war cannot and should not be compared to any issue such as Trump.

Sidenote, along with WW II came the Pacific War and people rarely mention it. In general, many people don't know of the Pacific War and for those people, I feel research should be done.

Same technique as Adolf and my main point wasn't that. Is that so difficult to figure?

Topic What was your source of sex education?
Posted 22 Apr 2017 15:17

The correct place - the gutter.

Topic What's the ONE thing you really hate to do?
Posted 22 Apr 2017 15:11

Go on line to complete government forms like tax etc I always procrastinate (I suspect others too). I have to renew my passport soon and am not looking forward to it though it is better than travelling back to the U.K. to get it.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 21 Apr 2017 16:37

If you are gonna talk about Hitler, don't be dumb enough to do so in defense of Trump. Don't be dumb enough to use Hitler as a defense of anything, or minimize Hitler's horrific legacy in any respect. It's just a dumb dumb dumb thing to do, speaking of saying dumb things. Nuff said about that.

As you still refuse to interpret my point correctly and indulge again in your hick style emotional burbling about Hitler I'll tell you what your answer should have been. All of them were supported and got elected as did your current lunatic leader - elected by your supposedly fair system that elected a man who's ideas and policies and erratic behaviour had been fully demonstrated prior to election as was Hitler's prior to his election but you in your naivety think I for one moment support either Trump or Hitler. You don't get it - you're all responsible you can't just create scapegoats just for your convenience. You can't just blame this berk Trump you have to also blame the larger proportion of yourselves that voted him in.

Topic If you could have sex with anyone famous who ?
Posted 21 Apr 2017 14:58

Eskimo Nell

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 21 Apr 2017 14:14

Dumbest thing I have read on Lush in ages. Anytime anyone ever excuses Hitler for anything, its simply sickening.

Beyond that, the gist of the thread is that Trump is a bloody moron, a fool and an embarrassment to the nation. And for all that, he holds sole blame.

Oh please if you must misinterpret my point please use slightly more supportive rhetoric than the above. I will elaborate further John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan what do they all have in common and it's not just that they were presidents of the U.S.A. ? Think about it before you, to quote you, say something dumb.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 21 Apr 2017 09:37

You can't blame one guy for all this crap just like you couldn't logically blame Hitler for WWII.

Topic Story behind your avatar
Posted 19 Apr 2017 12:05

A bar owner asked me to do a gig with a rock theme in terms of eras with music and costumes.

Topic Trump attacks Syria
Posted 19 Apr 2017 11:29

The Cuban Missile crisis was a close call. There were blokkades, diplomatic pressure and tense negotiations, but not once during the entire crisis has either of the sides threatened the other with actual attacks. Luckily, that crisis was handled by two very experienced politicians who knew when to be diplomats, Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy.

That is in no way comparable with today's situation, where two guys with funny hair, one a petulant and impulsive businessman with no political experience and no feeling whatsoever for diplomacy, the other a a dictator who is used to getting everything the way he wants it, without the need for diplomacy, and both armed with nuclear weapons are actually talking about attacking each other's country.

Yes it is comparable because all politicians are charlatans with an eye for the main chance I don't care how power mad or which classy tailor makes their clothes. There is no percentage in ending the world and having nothing left to rule over - do you realize that one bomb alone would paralyze the U.K health system? No I'll be very surprized if they decide to do it for what? It always was a con in the cold war and it will continue to be one. They used that scare about Iraq but couched it in double edged rhetoric - Weapons of Mass Destruction which they could pretend they mean other weapons not nuclear when nothing was found. But go on enjoying scaring yourself that they will- this is not some computer game. If they had a nice safe planet to go to somewhere else of course they would have no hesitation in doing over this one but there isn't so they won't. The only people irresponsible enough to use these nasty toys were guess who? And they've never used one since.

Topic Trump attacks Syria
Posted 15 Apr 2017 06:01

I would say the Cuban missile crisis was similar. And my point is not the specific issue anyway. They have these little scares on a regular basis whatever it is. I'm afraid T.S. Elliot's theory is closer to the truth than John the Divine.

Topic Trump attacks Syria
Posted 15 Apr 2017 04:22

Age has its compensations and regarding nuclear war I am cynically optimistic. For most of my life the U.S.A. the U.K. and various other countries in N.A.T.O. along with the U.S.S.R. held us all to ransom with their costly insane exercise called the cold war. The whole thing was a con to distract us all - a sort of unspoken collusion if you like between all concerned and I realized this in 1962. I suggest you all watch Dr Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb which was made 2 years later. They'll never do it except by accident so unless Trump really is off his rocker (and in that case you have the cure in your own hands as you got rid of unwanted leaders in the past for fairly mild infringements compared to beginning the end of the world) I suggest you debate important issues like economic related things rather than the fairy tale of Armaggedon.

Topic Trump attacks Syria
Posted 14 Apr 2017 02:47

Oh yes the Syrians are rattling their sabres and getting on their camels and like Lawrence's attack on Akabar are going to sneak across via Russia (with their approval) and launch a surprise attack on the good old USA starting with Alaska.

Topic Skinny Dipping
Posted 31 Mar 2017 12:03

Can't you do fatty dipping too?

Topic Have you ever had a three way?
Posted 31 Mar 2017 12:00

Done various combinations.

Topic What do you call it... soda, pop, coke or something different
Posted 31 Mar 2017 11:52

Call it soft drinks or if specific orangeade or lemonade etc or the brand. Used to be pop when I was a kid.

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 31 Mar 2017 11:48

2 Bands who are successful in the Czech Republic called Krausberry and Katapult I have to learn their songs Koronova Zelenina and Blues Opusteny. You could youtube them if you like and indulge in some cultural exchange.

Topic What is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?
Posted 31 Mar 2017 11:43

Ingrid Bergman.

Topic You're so aggravating!
Posted 31 Mar 2017 11:40

When I was married I used to be annoyed when she forged my signatures on cheques. She got annoyed because I wouldn't buy the kids overpriced trainers which I considered to be glorified plimsols.

Topic What is the best line/phrase/image you've written
Posted 25 Mar 2017 15:53

"Banalities fall like cigarette butts." From one of my poem/song lyrics on site.

Topic Finding an authentic voice
Posted 25 Mar 2017 15:49

I kinda get into the characters head (as I'm sure we all do). That's the hard part though, becuase it's what makes the story flow from your fingertips. What I hate is when someone writes in choppy sentences. "I cooked dinner. I poured some red wine. We both love red wine." AAaaargh! someone shoot me if I write like that, lol!

Sometimes this style can be effective if done correctly Ernest Hemingway was a past master at it.

Topic mmf would you try it??
Posted 24 Mar 2017 10:05

Already have.

Topic Breaking News: Terrorist incident in London
Posted 24 Mar 2017 09:49

It is, but some people's 'reasonable actions' are undoubtedly founded on an irrational fear of Muslims- that's a definition Islamophobia. Being consciously or unconsciously Islamophobic is irrelevant, as the conclusion is the same.

And finally, do you really think the intelligence/police/communities of this, or any country, are sitting back and doing nothing?!

Yes there was a funeral the other day of the former leader of a terrorist group which a former president of the US praised highly laying a loving hand on the draped coffin. Yet that guy's organization used similar and more effective strategies in the past - such as blowing up department stores and bumping off the odd housewife looking for a new tea towel, or a herd of ceremonial cavalry horses. Not a Muslim in sight and all home grown too.

Topic just a little bit interested..
Posted 24 Mar 2017 08:20

According to the Kinsey report - one of the first in-depth studies of sexual habits - sexuality can be periodic and have moments where we are all inclined to one way or another on a variable scale.

Topic Thongs or normal panties?
Posted 24 Mar 2017 07:57

I wore a thong once just to see what it was like and it was painful - how can they stand it?

Topic Breaking News: Terrorist incident in London
Posted 24 Mar 2017 07:46

Everyone is overreacting to this which is exactly what terrorists want - though in this case I do not believe it was a group effort. It was horrible but pretty pathetic from an attacking point of view. Innocent pedestrians mown down and the perpetrator trying to attack a government building with a knife? This said 2 things - the poor policeman, despite being part of a special squad, should have had training to cope with a knife attack and simultaneously the security around West Minister must be pretty good. So why go on about it in this over the top manner? These guys are amateurs. When it comes to killing people my parents' generation left them standing the world has never really been safer than it is now but it has such instant, blanket and immediate communication things get exaggerated. Makes a good soap box for colourless people like Tersea May to spout cliche slogans. Well Churchill beat her to it. Cue in Elgar, a shot of the white cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynne "We'll Meet Again and with a wave of a cuban cigar ''We shall never surrender.''

Topic White Gals Africanization....
Posted 24 Mar 2017 07:32

Isn't this a very old cliche argument the converse would be Oriental guys?

Topic what is your favorite movie quote
Posted 24 Mar 2017 06:16

Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs in The Heat Of The Night who has just been arrested as a suspect in a murder because he's a black guy in a suit in somewhere like Alabama in the early 60's.

Rod Steiger: And what do you do in Philadelphia to earn that kind of money?

Sidney Poitier: I'm a police officer.

Just so cool I think the movie helped political change in the U.S.

Or Marlon Brando in The Wild One where a young girl ingenuously asks him as the leader of a motor bike gang "What are you rebelling against?" and he replies "Whadaya got?"

Topic What's on your mind right now?
Posted 24 Mar 2017 06:09

Something made for procrastination - filling out my tax form.