Forum posts made by byronlord

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 06 Aug 2014 09:54

Wow you really see things the way you want and not the way they are. Ok I will side with you. Israel is the culprit. They are a land stealing waring people that want the total destruction of this Palestine country. They desire to blow up the Hamas along with all the men, women, children, dogs and cats. What do you want for a outcome? Any fool can say it takes two to make a fight. You deny Hamas started this by launching rockets, given to them by Iran, at Israel. Ooops I mean Palestine.

Before Hamas started shooting the rockets, Israeli troops invaded the West Bank killing dozens of people in their search for the three kidnapped teens.

Netanyahu didn't react the same way when a Palestinian kid was murdered, no house to house searches of settlers for illegal weapons, no suppressing the armed thugs who perform 'price tag' terrorist acts.

And before that incident there was and is the blockade which is an act of war under international law. And that was imposed in response to the outcome of a Palestinian election.

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 05 Aug 2014 18:42

So your anti war? Hmmm. No where do I see you suggesting that the Hamas quit launching rockets at Israel.

Classic move of a warmonger: you don't acknowledge that only I am wronged, therefore you don't want peace.

I pointed out that Hamas are just like the IRA. Its a pity that the NYC politicians can't see that is the case and refuse to fund either.

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 05 Aug 2014 15:05

I am not a bigot. When a person has no platform they result to name calling. You need to read my whole statement. I say Israel is a multicultural state. Including many faiths. Arabs hold positions of authority in this country. It is the only middle eastern countries that give rights to Arab women. But again Israel I recognized as a Jewish homeland.

If you say that you are entitled to live somewhere because of what your imaginary friend told some crazy hermit 2500 years ago then you are a bigot.

Bigot means that you think other groups are different from you and inferior. That is what you said you believe. That is what you used to justify your position.

Not too long ago the Mormon elders held that Black people were inferior because they bore the mark of Cain. It was a religious belief and pure bigotry.

And no, an Arab living in Jerusalem does not get equal rights to Jews. One group can get building permits, the others cannot. It is a Jim Crow system. If the reality in Israel lived up to the PR there would be far fewer problems. As it is, a Palestinian living in the West Bank has no property rights because any time a settlement wants something their land will be appropriated without compensation.

You folk never want to listen to anyone who points out the difference between your propaganda and reality. And what you don't understand is that its not just the far right you are losing support among. I knew Ed Miliband at Oxford. He was a very committed Zionist then. his father one of the leading figures in the movement. Take a look at what he has written lately.

Hamas is as bad as the IRA. They tried to kill my family. We talked to them and we made peace. None of the injustices that the Catholic population suffered justified the IRA violence, the murders, the terror. But the actions of the IRA didn't justify continuing the injustices either.

The reason I don't support the formulation you use any longer is that as long as Israel calls itself a homeland for only one group, people like you are going to use that as an excuse, a pretext for lording it over the others. The piece you quote/precis is one of the worse examples of the type of thought it promotes.

Every time you say 'homeland for my people' you are saying 'but not for yours'.

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 05 Aug 2014 12:36

I understand what you are saying, but then again, the IRA wasn't firing rockets from artillery batteries based in Dublin Hospitals, schools and Churches either.

Actually they did do several things of that sort. And so did the Protestant terrorists.

You see the thing than most outsiders never understood about the situation is that the troubles largely began when a bunch of intolerant bigoted Protestant politicians stated making unpleasant talk about killing Catholics in public. And in a short time the largely protestant police were involved in shootings of Catholics that became increasingly obviously murders. And that is what forced the UK government to send the troops in - to protect the Catholics from the Protestants.

Treating the situation as a military operation was the root cause of the troubles. The situation was only de-escalated after the UK government introduced the 'criminalization' policy which treated all terrorist actions as criminal and not political and requiring a civil response, not a military one.

Refusing to respond to provocations intended to escalate the conflict was one of the main reasons the death rate fell in 1976.

If people want to learn about counter-terrorism then they really have to look at Ireland because the UK tried both approaches, the George W. Bush / Netanyahu approach and the West German approach. You don't hear much about the German terrorist problem these days even though they started earlier.

What undoubtedly kept the troubles going much longer and caused the deaths of many Irish was the willingness of expatriates to fund the terrorists. Particularly second generation immigrants who were trying to establish an Irish identity by helping crazy people murder their countrymen.

The same is going on today. There are no shortage of people willing to bankroll both sides for continuing to attack each other. Sheldon Adelson has bought up much of the press in Israel and uses his position to pour racist filth onto his pages. And there is no shortage of Saudi princelings willing to pay for tunnels and rockets.

Thats why we have to step in and tell both sides that are fueling the situation to butt out, they are not making things any better for either side. The partition plans are unworkable and neither Hamas nor the Israelis are interested in them so stop putting them on the table.

There is only one way for there to be peace and that is for everyone to respect the rights of everyone else and as equals. Anyone who is talking about the Jewish state is as bad as Hamas calling to kill every Jew. If you want there to be peace in Israel then every time you hear someone call it the exclusive right of Jews or Palestinians, insist that its both.

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 05 Aug 2014 12:12

Please forget one of the great fallacies of our time: Israel did not steal Palestinian land. It's not Palestinians' land; it's never been their land; it will never be their land. This land was given to the Jewish people, as stated in the Bible, by the Creator,

Lost me there chuck.

No, your religious texts are not a pretexts for genocide. Anyone who makes claims of that sort is a bigot. In fact that is what a bigot is.

The idea that a creator who could create a Universe as big and amazing as the one we live in and be so small minded and play favorites like you suggest is ridiculous.

The Smaritans have the same texts as you folk and they have been in Israel without a break. They get treated like crap because they don't accept the 'true faith' which according to the orthodox is the faith of the folk who left Israel during the Babylonian captivity, spend several decades in a state with a monotheistic religion and then returned to find that the Samaritans who hadn't left had abandoned their God while the exiles had kept their faith pure.

Now does that sound at all likely? That the folk who stay would change their faith while those who left did not? Of course its all hokum. It was the exiles who left and formed a syncretism of Samaritan/Zoroastrian beliefs.

Anyone who calls Israel a Jewish state is a racist. It is a Jewish and Palestinian state. Sooner or later the laws and constitution will recognize that and there will be no more Jim Crow or bigots saying that it is a place for only one kind of people.

Any God worth our respect would want the same.

Topic Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
Posted 29 Jul 2014 19:16

When I was at Oxford I was ushered into the presence of "someone I should meet', one David Cameron. I knew he was going somewhere because he got me smoking and I don't smoke.

Topic Over 600 paedophiles have been arrested in the UK today.
Posted 21 Jul 2014 19:03

The authorities have been far too focussed in trying to stop people being able to access this stuff with very little success and have now decided to go after the end user instead. The figures behind this operation are impressive: the NCA have removed 10,000 storage devices. The figure of 600 arrests in recent weeks is designed to shock and hopefully it's working to deter others from thinking they're safe to obtain and share these images.

There are operational reasons for doing mass arrests. If they arrested one perp at a time then the other 599 would shred their hard drives before they were pulled in.

But shows of force can also be PR displays and it is important to remember that suspects are innocent before proven guilty.

Kiddie porn arrests can be of varying quality. In the US there are some ugly stories of rural police forces making their clearup rates look good with what is essentially entrapment in chat rooms. But the UK police are probably aware that this is going to be followed up and they would look really bad if the cases collapsed.

Topic FDIC and Banks
Posted 10 Jul 2014 10:32

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) currently insures bank depositors' accounts up to $250,000. Some say that FDIC insurance causes depositors to become complacent . The depositor will not check the banks loan portfolio to determine risk . Others say that FDIC insurance brings stability to the banking system. Does the existence of the FDIC cause a risky banking system ?

Actually the FDIC spends much of its time regulating the banks and preventing them from doing things that might get them into trouble.

The point you raise is certainly a problem but the FDIC isn't the main example. The US govt. has been forced to step in and save numerous institutions that are not covered by FDIC because a collapse of Lehman Bros would leave other banks with a hole in their balance sheet and force them into default and that would in turn result in a chain reaction putting all the banks in bankruptcy and cause a depression or worse.

The good news is that under the regulations the Dems forced through in the wake of the deregulation induced crisis make it much easier for the Fed to wind up a weak bank. They don't need to wait till they are insolvent, they can be dissolved for having insufficient reserves. And the cost of the whole scheme is underwritten by a tax on banking. Almost all the money paid out under the TARP scheme has been repaid. The small amount that was not (about $100 million) is being clawed back. The Republicans meanwhile want the banks freed from all regulation and not have to pay anything back.

Now it might seem odd that despite all this more Wall Street workers support the Dems than Republicans. After all regulation is bad right? Well not if the lack of regulation allows banks that are using risky trading strategies to compete against you. As with Gresham's law: the bad money drives out the good.

Topic Washington Redskins: Time to change the name?
Posted 19 Jun 2014 21:01

I read the Washington Football team appealed this decision before and got it overturned? So I suppose it'll be overturned again.

If it's offensive to certain groups of individuals, why is it too much to ask them to change their team name?

Because the whole Republican thing is shitting in public so they can rub other people's noses in it. People like Snyder like the name precisely because it insults people. Its really just a way of telling people that they still support segregation. Like all those 'Concerned Citizens Committees' that were formed after the KKK started being a vote loser. When Reagan announced his run for the WH the racist bastard did it at the county fair where the three 'Mississippi burning' civil rights workers were kidnapped and murdered at. And that was to tell people where his sympathies lay.

The previous court ruling was overturned on appeal but the general consensus seems to be that it won't be reversed this time. Much harder to find covert supporters of segregation on the bench these days.

In practice the ruling means almost nothing since the team can still use the name and sue people for infringement of their trade dress. What they can't do is to get criminal penalties or statutory damages.

Topic Obama stupidity
Posted 19 Jun 2014 20:35

If he had left them there in the first place this mess wouldn't have gotten to this point.

Things only stopped getting worse in Iraq after Bush lost the 20126 mid term elections and the Iraqi nationalists started to believe that the US might actually go home. The midterm loss also meant Rumsfeld got sacked and Petraeus could actually start applying standard COIN doctrine like my friend teaches at the naval postgrad school. But it was the promise that US troops would be going home that made the difference.

Keeping the troops in Iraq was costing $200 billion, 100 dead US soldiers, twice that number of 'Contractors' and twenty times that number of dead Iraqi civilians a year. The number of US deaths would have gone up to thousands if the US had refused to leave when the agreement negotiated by Bush expired. The US forces would have become an occupying army again.

Given the two year panty twist that the GOP has pulled over Benghazi and the deaths of two CIA agents one might imagine that they would want to avoid posting soldiers overseas.

Neo-Colonialism doesn't work too well in the 21st century as Putin is starting to find out in Crimea. Another thing that Putin didn't think through is that his only ally that is actually an asset is Iran. Syria is in a state of civil war and the ex-Soviet satellites are economic basket cases. Iran has noted that Russia made a treaty promising to respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine and promptly tore it up. They are not at all pleased.

The current situation is actually very good for the West. It just takes some imagination.

ISIS is not going to be allowed to set up a Taliban/Sudan style terrorism state. But that can only be prevented if Turkey, Iran and the US work together to make sure it doesn't. The US isn't going to be sending troops to fight with the Iraqi army but Iran will. The biggest problem for the US in the region has been the hostility of the Iranian regime due to what the CIA did to Iran with the 1953 coup that installed the Shah as dictator. The best way to liquidate such disputes is to make common cause against a common threat.

We don't know how much loot ISIS has stolen from Mosul, I rather doubt the city had anywhere near the figures quoted in assets that can be carried off at the point of an AK47. But they certainly have enough to be free from their Saudi patrons at this point. At this point they can either choose to fight the Shi'ia forces who are no longer off guard or they could roll South into Saud and Kewait and see if the locals are interested in a spot of popular uprising.

The gulf monarchies are going to fall sooner or later, better it happen sooner. ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Taliban were all built on Saudi money. Saudi Arabia also has its Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson types but instead of fueling lunatic tea party Republicans they fund terrorism. Sometimes out of conviction and sometimes to pay them off.

Taking territory is one thing, holding it is another. ISIS is not going to be able to hold on to what it has already taken, let alone expand. But the leaders of a band of trigger happy bandits looking for loot are going to find it very hard to stop.

Topic Bareback? yes or no
Posted 10 Jun 2014 12:34

You demand a condom with anal sex, but will suck a cock without one. Hmmm..................... I am going to let that sink in for a minute.. I never understood that - It is NOT okay to ejaculate INSIDE me because you may have a diseaes, but that very same cum I am going to swallow. HMM. REALLY think about that for a moment. You may just want to reevaluate your health concerns, just a smidge.

It is actually supported by evidence.

Oral sex is not risk free but the chance of blood borne transmission is very low. Anal sex has a much higher risk of transmission as it can cause tears in the anus and rectum.

The mouth is evolved to deal with risk of disease being transmitted by foreign objects being placed inside it. The vagina less so and the anus least of all.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 May 2014 12:05

I don't believe in your God.

The idea that a creator God would need the intercession of any priestly class is ridiculous. The idea that he would care about whether his creation believed in him or not is preposterous. It is also mighty convenient for the priestly class that has introduced itself as intermediaries as it allows them to equate not believing that the priests have a legitimate role with sin.

There have been thousands of Gods in human history and virtually every one of them is now forgotten. The arguments used by the Pope to justify the existence of his God are no different from those used to prove the existence of Baal or those Inca deities that liked the heart ripping out thing.

Of course it is quite possible that there are beings beyond human comprehension in the Universe and almost certain to be some outside the universe. But that does not necessarily make them Gods. And it is certainly illogical to demand belief in a being whose very existence is defined by incomprehensibility.

Science strongly suggests that if the universe does have a creator they were of the fire and forget kind. We have no evidence of any involvement post big bang.

Topic What if Ukraine join NATO?
Posted 05 May 2014 21:43

Schytians were not Slavs, they were more Persian. Which means you're going very very far if you drag that line towards Russia. It's hardly even comparable. And as for Revelations, well it's so full of imagery that it can just as well be the US it's describing.

As for Ukraine it will not join NATO nor will Putin invade or annex the Eastern part of Ukraine. The reason for this is that the government in Ukraine could accept giving up the Eastern Part of Ukraine due to the trade off; 9 million pro Russia voters are no longer in consideration when it comes to elections. Suddenly the pro-West of Ukraine will turn towards EU and the US and before you know it Ukraine will be a part of NATO. Then Putin will have the missile defense shield along the Polish and Ukrainian border as well as NATO bases. I don't think the rest of NATO would hesitate much by letting Ukraine join NATO, simply because it would mean that they'd get a larger border against Russia as well as the possibility for NATO ports in the Black Sea. In all fairness; the result above would actually serve the West a lot more than status quo.

NATO already has ports along the Black Sea: Turkey controls both banks of the Bosporus.

The way things are headed, Putin has to choose between a humiliating climbdown and doubling down on invasion. If he does that it is likely the end of the Russian federation because any invasion and occupation of Ukraine would be a blood bath. Putin is hated there. He isn't popular even in the supposedly pro-Russia bits.

Having said nothing while the previous President had snipers shoot unarmed civilians in the Maidan, Putin now pretends to care desperately about 'civilians' who are protesting with automatic rifles.

As for Revelations, it is a coded history of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70AD. 666 is code for Nero. It isn't a prediction at all. It isn't even a Christian text. The whore of Babylon is a rival cleric who John is attacking for preaching to the gentiles. In other words, likely a Pauline Christian preacher. And the destruction of the temple itself was likely brought on by similar messianic predictions. 64AD was one of the many years the messiah was predicted and it might well be that followers of Chrestus did actually burn down Rome in 64 in an attempt to bring on the messiah (There are references to Chrestus that predate the date for Jesus so Chrestians are a different lot).

There is a long and very ugly history of people getting excited by messianic prophecies...

Topic Legalise prostitution?
Posted 23 Apr 2014 18:58

Should be legal to buy or sell. The state has no business regulating behavior between consenting adults.

Legalize prostitution and pot. Ban the guns.

Topic What if Ukraine join NATO?
Posted 21 Apr 2014 17:25

What is highly likely to happen is an independent Eastern Ukraine which Russia will have as a buffer state against Western Europe. Ukraine will at no point be allowed to join NATO simply because Putin can very well turn off the gas valve that keeps them warm in the winter.

No, its not going to happen.

Putin made the mistake of threatening to cut off the gas supplies in the spring. So that gives the Europeans six months to prepare. Those pipelines that took gas across Ukraine into the rest of Europe can be run in the opposite direction to supply Ukraine.

Russia's new problem is how to sell their gas now that they have threatened to cut off supplies and created uncertainty in their ability to fulfill existing contracts.

There isn't going to be any federated or independent eastern Ukraine either. Russia's special forces captured the government buildings, not 'pro Russian demonstrators'. There is abundant proof in the photographs released today.

Russia only has 40,000 troops massed on the border. That is not enough to succeed against a force of 90,000 defenders plus a million reserves. Putin would lose most of the 5,000 special forces troops he already infiltrated into the country to seize government buildings.

Topic Have you followed the story of Belle Knox?
Posted 30 Mar 2014 19:39

What do I think? I think I am going to buy her video when it comes out.

Topic Happy Birthday TxPrincess
Posted 10 Mar 2014 07:47

Happy birthday Jenny

Topic Men's Watches
Posted 03 Feb 2014 04:42

If I am doing a consulting gig, I wear the Rolex in gold and steel. It is pretty much consulting uniform, to tell the client that you expect at least a certain size fee. But the all gold or watches or the ones with diamonds are generally considered naff.

I did buy a cheap watch at CostCo when I was going to Brazil. Paid $75 for it, now it sells for $500 on EBay because its considered collectable. So for everyday use I bought a Seiko Solar. It doesn't need battery replacement and it has a sapphire crystal face so it doesn't scratch.

Topic Nutella - YES or NO?
Posted 01 Feb 2014 08:43

It all depends on where the girl has spread it.

Topic job lying
Posted 23 Jan 2014 07:41

Ever lied about your job to some one your trying to impress for a night of sex, if so did you get found out what happened

Most people don't believe what I do so I don't usually tell them. And the reason they don't believe is that its the sort of thing people make up.

Topic Why would my wife hate giving blow jobs?
Posted 17 Jan 2014 06:20

why don't you ask HER? how the heck would we know? :)

Hows the afterlife thing treating you? Do they have WiFi?

Topic Is Chris Christie Done For?
Posted 16 Jan 2014 16:47

I was employing sarcasm. The world obviously needs to designate a font for it.

Trying to pivot to Benghazzziii is the GOP talking point on Christie. Its kind of stupid because it is rather obvious that a billion dollar real estate fraud is going to bring down pols on both sides of the aisle. There are plenty of democratic governors who have been bent, Blagoiovich in Illinois just went to pokey for corruption. That Detroit Mayor and so on.

What a lot of the corruptest pols have in common is having 'bipartisan' supporters. If a Dem is supporting a Republican or vice versa it is often because they are in on some joint scam that needs both parties to cooperate to steal the cash.

Topic Is Chris Christie Done For?
Posted 16 Jan 2014 15:24

His demise on the national level is for the best. Clearly he's ill-equipped for the White House if he can't even execute a few dirty lane closures without getting busted. That's small-potatoes. What happens when he decides to let a few diplomats die in Benghazi? This is where Obama's managerial chops really shine by comparison.

Four CIA agents working under diplomatic cover in the aftermath of a regime change that eliminated a major state sponsor of terror. Thats not quite the same as 6,000 US troops and 500,000 civilians dead as a result of an incompetent attempt at invading Iraq.

The House members currently grandstanding on Benghazzi are the same ones who earlier rejected proposals to increase spending on embassy security. So there is a strong whiff of hypocrisy. And Daryl 'car thief' Issa can hardly investigate someone for allegedly bending the truth when his modus operandi is to take depositions and selectively leak from them to give misleading info.

Topic Is Chris Christie Done For?
Posted 16 Jan 2014 12:10

News recently broke that NJ Governor Chris Christie and his staff deliberately caused traffic problems for a NJ city and its innocent residents because said city's mayor does not endorse Christie. See Story . Obviously this is incredibly petty and many people are saying that his career and any chance of a presidency or even nomination are done for. Do you agree? Or do you think he can still come back from this and at least get the GOP nomination?

He had no real chance at the nomination before so it has not really hurt his chances. Every year there is a candidate that we are told is 'a moderate' who has to get the nomination. That worked when Ailes at Fox News installed George W. Bush as president but hasn't since.

Every year the social conservatives back the Republicans in the hope of getting their racist bigoted agenda passed and every time they get nothing out of it because even if they get elected, most GOP pols realize there is nothing to be gained from it. Christie won't even kiss the ring of the social conservatives and he can't because the only reason he is considered 'bipartisan' is that he is moderate on social issues.

Other than that he is just another New Jersey pol and the state is one of the most conspicuously corrupt in the country. This scandal is going to take down plenty of New Jersey dems along with Christie. And the national dems don't care.

So far there is proof beyond reasonable doubt that Kelly, Christie's deputy chief of staff ordered the bridge closed to cause traffic problems 'time for traffic in fort lee'. The deputy chief of staff typically controls the governors agenda and who meets with him (along with the CoS). So we have a person with a direct connection to Christie proven guilty beyond doubt. Meanwhile Wildstein, the guy who pled the fifth is promising to sing if only he gets immunity. The only people he can implicate who are more important than Kelly are Christie and his CoS, O'Dowd.

Meanwhile the motive for the delay turns out to not be petty payback for not endorsing the Governor. There is a massive development costing a billion dollars on the land right next to the bridge. Its a development the mafia tried to make happen several times in the past and they have succeeded in scuttling several previous efforts. The toll booth closures came when the city was trying to close funding for the project.

Although the issue has not been proved beyond doubt yet, by far the most plausible explanation is that the mob offered to support Christie with campaign ads if Christie would sink the development project on 'their' land. Christie ordered his goons to close the bridge verbally so as to not leave any trail.

Whether proven or not, the only way Christie could win is if Ailes decided he had the best chance of winning the White House against Clinton. And he is obviously very damaged and could well be impeached and possibly indicted before the election. So there is really no reason to back Christie now.

The other problem is the Katrina effect. Katrina didn't sink Bush's popularity just because the storm response was incompetent. The bigger issue was that once he was seen to be incompetent on that subject, people questioned his competence elsewhere. Christie is now having to fight accusations he closed the bridge to bully Fort Lee. Even if that is never proved, the guy is a horrible boorish slob who frequently bullies people on camera. That may look good once or twice. It is different seeing a politician speaking their mind. But after the third blow up in a day on the campaign trail... he would tank horribly.

Topic Time to Ban and Burn confederate flags
Posted 15 Jan 2014 21:08

I have to disagree about the Boston Tea Party. The people who held the party were concerned about British tea, which was priced lower than the tea that they smuggled in and sold themselves, even including the tax stamps. Legally imported tea, with a proper tax stamp actually cost less than the tea that colonists smuggled in and sold, and the smugglers didn't like the competition. It's always about money.


Oh, and fuck the Queen and her family. Simon Hastings is rightful king of England, Scotland and Ireland, as well as Prince of Wales. When he comes back across the water we'll see the Windsors all hanged.

It was actually rather more principled or at least logical than you suggest. If it was about taxes then changing governments made no sense, taxes were sure to go up. What they wanted was to be able to have a say in the decisions of the colony of which taxation policy was the one they could all agree on.

What was unexpected was the ridiculous over-reaction to what was not an uncommon sort of protest at the time. That was what brought Franklin and the anti-slavers on board.

As for Brenda (queeny-poos to you), I think Americans give her far too much respect. Therefore she should be restored to her proper place so that you can all disrespect her properly and with feeling like the Auzzies and other colonial types rather than fawn over her. Last time she came to the US the secret service had to remove six American owned tongues from her bumhole and that was just the press corps and congress.

Topic Time to Ban and Burn confederate flags
Posted 14 Jan 2014 16:59

Anyone that wants to band the confederate flag knows nothing about American history and should do some reading!!! The civil war was not all anout slavery higher taxes and less say in goverment was another asspect but nobody ever wants to admit that there was other things besides slavery. I would say thats why it is being toted out in todays world. Remeber what the south has always said "One day the south will rise again!!"

I want to burn all US flags and restore the country to its proper place under the Union Jack and the British Crown.

And your civil war like the revolutionary war was all about slavery. The real reason Boston held the Tea Party was that it was at the center of the slave trade which was threatened by the Mansfield declaration. The civil war was started when a group of slave owners organized the confederacy to protect their property interests.

Of course there have been other pretexts advanced since but slavery was the main reason for both wars and trying to pretend it wasn't there is just trolling.

Topic AUTHORS - 6 New Categories - Please move any stories you have which would be better suited to the ne
Posted 14 Jan 2014 11:21

It would also appear, from the search box functionality in the top right, that they do not approve of same sex relationships.


That is pretty untrek like.

Did folk notice that Dr Who had a same sex relationship at the center of a plot story a while back?

Topic AUTHORS - 6 New Categories - Please move any stories you have which would be better suited to the ne
Posted 14 Jan 2014 10:49

Sci-Fi - Aww, yeah!

There is already a site for that. You could be the only girl on it:

The reason I say only girl is that if you go to the site you will see that the front page only has listings from women. But the site doesn't know whether the visitor is male or female. Therefore the all female lineup is to encourage men to sign up. Therefore the site designers are not anticipating the need to encourage women to sign up. Therefore no women are visiting the site to sign up. Therefore all the people on the site are men chasing bots pretending to be women.

Which gives me the premise for my next SF themed sex story.

Topic Time to Ban and Burn confederate flags
Posted 13 Jan 2014 21:30

just a thought. how many arguing for pro-flag have ever had racism or bigotry directed specifically at them? how many know, first hand, what it feels like, to be discriminated or stereotyped or worse because of your color, etc? like i said, just a thought. as i've said, it's not just a flag - it's a symbol of something for more potent.

Lots of bigots are victims of bigotry. The situation in South Africa got that way because the Boers felt they were being put down by the British. So when they got the chance they lorded it over the Blacks. Israel is currently run by a gang of vicious bigoted bullies whose world view is a reaction to anti-semitism in their youth.

Southern racism and the segregation thing is not just a continuation of slavery. One of the reasons so many Southerners are still bought into it is that they feel the South lost its pride in the civil war and was subjugated to the North. Lording it over and harassing black people is how that type of person copes with their feelings of inferiority.

Now that the flag is unacceptable the racists have taken to waving guns in people's faces. That is what the open carry laws are all about. Unless you are military or police there is no reason to go to the grocery store carrying an automatic rifle. The reason people do that sort of thing is because they want to show folk that they have the power.

The racists aren't the only people who do that of course but that is the new confederate flag as far as the racist types are kkkoncerned. Wait till they start putting an AK47 on their state flags.

Topic Girls.......does size matter ?
Posted 10 Jan 2014 18:05

Yeah, I don't think most girls are too thrilled with a dick so long that it pokes them in the cervix.

Also pricks longer than 10" tend to wear out.