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Don't be fooled, there are plenty of organizations that need your funding, and no, not national ones, your local organizations. That's an excellent point. Those local organizations, such as food banks and community shelters, can do a lot more good for a lot more people than any of us can as individuals. Especially in a rough economy, spare what little you can to food banks and charities, not individuals. The word gets around quick among the homeless. I never met anyone on the streets that didn't know where to go for meals, clothes, and a bed, if it's available.
Put some maple syrup and some chocolate chips in it, and it will be perfect! Keep serving me until I turn into an immobile bovine!
It may be a small group that thinks the way that crackpot does, but it's a large group that truly has an issue with an Islamic center being built on this "sacred, hallowed ground." Speaking of that, here's a few photos of the what else can currently be found within the same distance to "ground zero" as this proposed Islamic center: I mean, seriously people- how could they dare to build a community outreach and worship center here? And disrespect the singing of angels and reverent atmosphere amongst fast food, strip clubs, worthless trinket vendors, donut shops, and horse race betting parlors?How dare they! that's a nice, big whole blown through the Sarah Palin "sacred ground" argument, Lady. Where did you find the pics?The argument I hear often is that other countries wouldn't allow a Christian church to be built under similar circumstances, but to me, this is exactly the point. This is America, where *hopefully* fear mongering and bigotry don't rule the day, but between this needless fight, and the fight over SB 1070 here in AZ, you start to wonder.The right-leaning factions say they "want to take our country back", but they leave off the rest of the sentence, which clearly is "...about sixty years."
But when I am fantasizing, having a good old wank and let my imagination fly, most of the times I think in an scenario when an older man seduces an innocent younger girl. Teacher/student, lord of the house/maid, any poweful figure of authority taking control of a young innocent girl.Obviously I know I am not the first man who has that fantasy, in fact society is full of stuff like that: Clinton/Monica, Hugh Hefner/playmates, etc. The world is full of older men dating younger trophy wives.So I wonder why have I developed this intense fantasy? Is it inside me, or is it a product of subliminal social influence? Is it just a temporal phase, or am I gonna turn into some sort of dirty old man? At it's root, isn't the attraction to younger women based on nature's way of selecting the most healthy and fertile mates for reproduction purposes? Without the aid of healthy lifestyles made possible by wealth, which yields sanitary environments, supplements, surgeries, regimented exercise, and foods, nature's best bet has always been with a woman in her late teens and early to mid-twenties. I think there is something inside of us that gives men an involuntary attraction to younger women for this reason. It can be overridden by our environment, or preferences that develop from our personalities and experiences, but the fact that this is a fantasy of yours seems completely natural.
Hey you got it, Dancing Doll. And it's official, this is my kind of place.Nice Moby song, you have taste as good as this club. If I could post, I'd post "Everloving", off the same album. A storm that builds all it's own, very meditative.Cheers right back, Dancing Doll. I'll keep the benjies rolling your way.<img src="/forum/images/emoticons/3601.gif" alt="3601">
I love this room- very old-school gentleman's card room style. And thank you for the snifter- a nice, correct touch. I'll be having more than one I can assure you. A man of my stature doesn't drive, he rides, so don't worry a bit about me.<img src="/forum/images/emoticons/evil6.gif" alt="evil4">
Well I see at least two ladies I recognize in here, and it's a nice place even without you. Can I get a courvoisier please?
Here's your answer to that one. Just take your time and read the post. It doesn't have anything to do with mexicans. I took my time, read your posts, and figured out that you encourage profiling of Muslims and aren't sensitive to their rights versus other citizens and residents. Wow. I won't even bother to make the point again about how few potential terrorists there are, that happen to be Muslim, versus peaceful law-abiding Muslims. I'll just shake my head and hope that you're actually well aware of the fact that almost every Muslim, just like most people, regardless of religion, has no interest in harming or killing others, American or otherwise (since you merely said that you hoped this was the case). To reduce this to a way of faith is reductionist and dishonest, but at least you aren't alone. Seems everyone is just paying lip service to the majority of the public that wants something done and all everyone can do is say but we, the smaller amount of people, want them all to come in anytime they want to. That's a gross mischaracterization of those who don't agree with the "Mexican roundup law". You won't find many voters here, or anywhere, who truly think that no immigration reform whatsoever is needed, either short term or long term. Even those with that education-bred tolerance that you mentioned know that something's got to be done. But doing just anything isn't good enough. Alas, we might be stuck with this new law, and from there we go. Where I live there are Mexican, Russian and Chinese illegal immigrants. I find it hard to believe that the cops are going to be able to take a quick glance at a person driving by and go "Hey look! That guy is an illegal!" If a cop is awesome enough to pick out the illegals based on looks alone then why can't they just pick out the wife beaters, thieves, drug dealers, tax evaders etc. as well? They can't because people come in all shapes and sizes, including illegal immigrants. Well said, man. This logic seems so clear. I look forward to meeting the man on our police force that can magically pluck them out of traffic every time.
how many members does Al Qeada have? Maybe a thousand? And you want to restrict the rights of one billion people because of one thousand who base their beliefs on some parts of the Musllim religion? That's like me wanting to restrict the rights of all Christians because a cult in the Detroit area planned to topple the government on instructions from God. It makes no sense. Nope that's not what I said. If you're not talking about running over the rights of Muslims, then what is the small faction of people you referred to disregarding the civil rights concerns of? I will not let some small faction of people cry about their civil rights being violated and take the chance that 3000 more people will be killed because of it -waits for answer to that one- And make no mistake, this is the politics of fear. Illegal immigration has been trending down steadily for several years now, and Bush tightened the screws on roundups and raids, which Obama has continued, plus got the wall built, which is nearing completion now.So this 'crisis' is arguably less of one than it has been any time this decade. What many in Arizona want is the satisfaction of rounding them up and sending them back, then their sense of law and order will be stroked, which has little relationship with the actual 'danger' that you hear mentioned with regard to crime and illegal immigrants.The truth is, this state has a long history of transplants and snowbirds who have never been comfortable with Mexicans or their culture, which makes them susceptible to fearmongering disguised as other things. This is what's rearing it's head again, in addition to the problems of having residents that are off the grid.So much for saying my peace before.
Alright so I mostly just lurk and look here, haha. But then I read all the way through this and had to say something. I'm a police officer in Arizona. I'm not Hispanic, but I patrol in an area where almost everybody who lives there is. I'm fairly new to the force, but we have guys that have been there for 20, 30 years in the same neighborhood, and the number one job we have is to build trust and relationships with the people we try to protect. If we can do that, then a big part of the crime battle just got a whole lot easier, because all the residents are eyes and ears for us too. Then they pass something like this, and all those walls between us and them, that we work so hard to bring down over the years, goes right back up again. They may not hate us, but they can't trust us if our job, by law, is to find which ones are undocumented and uproot them from their lives here. I can tell you first hand that undocumented residents commit crime, but no more than documented ones do. Most of us on the force also don't care for this law because it adds a huge workload on us, and we've already got plenty on our plate in terms of crime and protection. We pledged to protect everybody within our jurisdiction, it doesn't matter to us what their status is, but now we're forced by law to monitor that too. One of the guys on our force just filed suit against this law, and we're not supposed to comment officially on any litigation, but most of us hope he wins, or that they find this unconstitutional, and this law goes away. Sorry to go on and on, I said my peace.
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