Forum posts made by byronlord

Topic When Do You Think Water Will Be Worth More Than Gold?
Posted 16 Sep 2013 10:00

The price of freshwater will never be much more than the cost of making it from seawater via reverse osmosis.

Topic Washington Redskins: Time to change the name?
Posted 16 Sep 2013 08:50

Gladiators, hairy assholes, over paid dicks. Who cares? Grab a six pack, and the nachos and enjoy. Why so serious?

Because a lot of people don't care for the game but the sight of tens of thousand people cheering on the Washington Redskins with fake tomahawks is just as offensive as those people cheering on the Washington Spiks playing in Belsen uniforms would be.

Because these teams pig off the public trough, taking state and city subsidies to build stadiums for what is a highly profitable enterprise for virtually no economic benefits in return (no sports stadiums do not pay for themselves, not when they are used ten times a year, even baseball stadiums are marginal economically).

The American Indian holocaust was bigger than Hitler's genocide in the number of people killed and the duration.

The name Indians has been unused in the NFL since the 1920s.

Topic Remembering where you were on 9-11-01.
Posted 13 Sep 2013 19:46

I knew Danny Lewin at MIT. He came into my office to describe this scheme he had for speeding up the Web. He was the first person killed, stabbed to death trying to prevent the hijacking of Flight 11.

What I do not like is when politicians appear in front of cameras to tell us how we should feel about 9/11 or use it as a pretext for the latest war they want to start.

Topic Syria in great trouble
Posted 12 Sep 2013 19:14

Putin is giving Obama a way to end the situation 'gracefully' and he should take it because he's not going to get the votes he needs from Congress. No evidence from the UN yet. No support from the UK. A war-weary population...

He should take it but for a different reason, the Russian and US objectives in Syria are actually more compatible than most imagine.

Putin wants to keep his port and to prevent a continuation of the 'Arab Spring' domino theory into the Caspian sea region and many unstable ex-Soviet republics on Russian's border. The US wants to push Assad out because he has lost control of the country and is no longer viable. Both powers will ensure that Al Qaeda does not get a toe hold.

Note that Putin does not need Assad to survive. But he can't push him out either. Not without cause as then he would look weak.

The Russian proposal has two important effects, first it gets Obama out of a domestic political bind in which he is being forced to take military action he knows will be ineffective so as to avoid loss of face. Throwing the choice to Congress was a poor way out of that bind, it was a lose-lose proposition. Either Congress says no and the President looks weak or he has to bomb which is not going to dislodge Assad. The second is that it creates the illusion that Russia is still a power to be reckoned with.

Assad has little choice but to comply with Russia's demand. If he did not then Russia's logical response would be let the Syrian army know that it is time for them to find a new President. Assad's refusal would give them the opening to do that and they must be as sick of Assad as China is of North Korea or the US of Saudi Arabia.

Topic Egyptian Military Coup or new turn for Democracy?
Posted 10 Sep 2013 06:55

Middle eastern countries have a problem catching on to what a free democracy can bring. Egypt is no different. Most if not all dictatorships crumble. A country cannot last with an iron hand or a book of words written by mad men.

The main airport in Washington DC is named after the terrorist who snuffed out Iranian democracy and installed a brutal thug who murdered tens of thousands of Iranians until he was deposed by some of the people the CIA used to engineer the coup.

The main reason there is no democracy in the Middle East is that the West and in particular the US has preferred pliable dictators who will supply cheap oil. Saddam Hussein was given lists of opponents to murder, so was the Shah. And when the Iranian people threw off the Shah, the theocratic regime might have been a short lived matter if Hussein had not attacked with Western support.

The US has only become democratic in my lifetime. The 2000 election was decided by a corrupt Governor throwing the vote to his brother and a corrupt Supreme court that blocked the recount on spurious grounds. So please save the lectures on democracy and the patronizing sneers.

Democracy is more than just the ability of white men to choose a white government. It requires democratic institutions and the rule of law. Which was the problem with Mursi, he attempted to put comedians in jail for ridiculing him. He attempted to impose an Islamic constitution that made women second class citizens.

It will take some time to build institutions but any government that comes in has to face the same constraints that brought down Mubarak.

Topic what do you think about gangbang?
Posted 09 Sep 2013 18:24

I think it is more of a turn on for the girl than the guys. She is the center of attention. As with double penetration, the 1812 overture and much else, its an occasional piece rather than something to do everyday.

Topic "Naked Julia" spam - the next person who's reported, gets deleted.
Posted 04 Sep 2013 11:50

That seems like something that would happen. Have you also been getting the malware warnings? I know google chrome has been spitting them out left, right and centre on here.

The naked Julia site has a fukushima scale malware warning on my dashboard.

That does not mean that they are using malware to spread it, but people who visit it may get clobbered hard. Or it might just mean that they are getting so many complaints in so many places that it is being treated as malware.

Topic Feedback on adding a "Cuckold" category
Posted 23 Aug 2013 01:20

I am not finding this a descriptive tag. What is being described is a branch of BDSM. Rather than the usual definition which is just adultery.

The humiliation thing ain't my bag. But I have banged a preacher's wife or two because the husband is a bigoted loathsome wretch.

Topic Thoughts on Anthony Weiner's wife - Huma Abedin?
Posted 20 Aug 2013 15:11

What disgusts me about the Weiner scandal is that the media talk about the wrong one. The infidelity angle is not a scandal as far as I am concerned. When Rudy Giuliani was NYC Mayor he had a love nest made for himself and his lover at taxpayers expense in the emergency command post. The adultery does not bother me but the abuse of taxpayer money does. The reason Giuliani insisted on putting the command center in the World Trade Center despite being told by everyone that doing so was stupid was to make it easy for him to slip out to screw his paramour.

In the Weiner case the scandal is that he was sending the crotch shots to women who say that they were asking questions as a constituent. So there is a harassment angle there. And then when the tweets were complained about Weiner denied making them and paid a hefty amount of campaign cash ($36,000?) to have someone investigate what he now admits were tweets he made himself. So there are dishonesty and accountability issues there.

But the establishment media does not want to talk about those scandals because they don't provide any teaching about marital fidelity or an opportunity for some slut shaming or make any of the other points the social reactionaries want to hear.

Topic UK Country-wide Automatic Porn Ban
Posted 16 Aug 2013 02:59

Can you explain then why it's had zero impact whatsoever on our site stats?

Has this "ban" been rolled out nationally in the UK, or was it a pilot scheme in some areas only?

I'm hoping the former.

Here is what it seems to boil down to.

Cameron knows he does not have the votes in parliament to put through a censorship bill. The LibDems would never support it and Labour would vote against just to spite the Tories and make them look stupid.

So what he did was to cut a deal with 'the major ISPs' to turn on porn filtering 'by default'. Which it seems like they have only agreed to do for new accounts and they have simply changed the setting of a checkbox in the signup screen to on.

Only there seems to be some doubt as to what the ISPs have actually agreed to do and which ones have agreed to do it.

I would not expect the proxy server folk to sign up for Cameron's porn filtering since their business is giving people access to more stuff, not less. All those UK only dogging feeds and the live feed off swingscorpe.

Topic Poor Little Old Oprah Winfrey
Posted 15 Aug 2013 12:48

btw, am i envious of her? yep. be nice to have that kind of money. here's what's dumb - a high end store like that, someone walks into it and wants to see something expensive, you should assume they're serious - you don't want to lose a 38,000$ sale, i means, seriously, if you were a car salesman, would you turn away some guy looking at the Jag because he's dressed in shorts and a tee? hell no.

Some years back I used to drive a flame red SAAB 9000 that I had bought second hand and which turned out to have rather a lot of mechanical troubles due to the high milage. But I liked the car well enough to want another but this time new (my father had a SAAB 9000 for over ten years that was never any trouble).

So I drive up to the dealership in a five year old top of the line model and the salesman isn't interested in talking to me even before I ask about having the automatic gearbox swapped for the manual that I knew SAAB made but only delivered in the US to special order.

Three days later I drove into the same dealership in the brand new Jaguar convertible I had just bought which cost rather more than the SAAB he wasn't interested in showing me.

Now when we went to the Jaguar dealership it was some way away and we were not sure the SAAB would even make it. So we went in a Dodge Omni that had one wing replaced but not painted. They didn't think anything of it.

It is not clear however that Oprah knew that the bag was $38K when she asked to see it. So dissing her on that score is somewhat off.

Topic PRISM, The NSA and your right to privacy
Posted 06 Aug 2013 08:05

Alberto Gonzales - the miserable reprobate, told us over 7 years ago that this unnamed program was occurring. Nobody bothers to read jackshit anymore.

Also, Byron - unless you can point me to those paragraphs inside any of the Patriot Act - which authorizes the NSA to surveil upon Americans, I don't believe you can state that the Congress of 2001-2002 authorized anything of this nature.

When prosecution was imminent, the GOP led Congress passed an immunity bill. Most of the Democrats fell into line rather than risk being accused of supporting terrorism.

The current situation is that the surveillance is blatantly unconstitutional but the courts refuse to allow anyone to challenge it by pretending that people have no standing The importance of Snowden's allegations is they may well establish standing to sue.

Topic Thoughts on Anthony Weiner's wife - Huma Abedin?
Posted 06 Aug 2013 06:57

The real scandal isn't the infidelity, its the sexual harassment angle. Weiner first got in trouble for sending unsolicited crotch shots to a constituent.

Weiner is really the online equivalent of a flasher in a dirty mac. But the media doesn't want to dwell on that part because that particular story doesn't teach anything about the importance of monogamy and marital fidelity.

Topic Thoughts on Anthony Weiner's wife - Huma Abedin?
Posted 25 Jul 2013 17:35

What he did was no different than what countless married couples have done on lush. Maybe she doesn't care? Maybe she's like all the wife-lovers and thinks he's sexy for it?

He did what Clarence Thomas did: he made sexual advances to the women in a way that they found sleazy.

Now we can have a discussion on whether the women were over-sensitive, etc. etc. But sending unsolicited dickpics or sticking pubic hairs on people's drinks is not what I consider to be romantic.

Topic What's your opinion on abortion?
Posted 25 Jul 2013 05:07

I think abortion is icky but the anti-abortion jihadis are so obnoxious and unpleasant that I support a woman's right to an abortion just to spite them.

Topic UK Country-wide Automatic Porn Ban
Posted 25 Jul 2013 05:02

The news media reports all have the same error in the reports. This is not a ban that WILL happen, it is proposals the government will make to parliament.

Cameron does not run the UK, parliament does. And Cameron's political party does not even have a majority in the house. It is very likely that the Liberals will have objections to the measures and there is a real chance that the proposals can be killed in committee as the unworkable aspects are exposed.

I met Cameron while we were at Oxford together. He was a member of the Bullingdon club which is a group of rich hooray Henrys who used to smash up restaurants and bars. I am not taking any lessons in morality or public decency from him. This is just a sop to the aging members of Cameron's party, most of whom are in their 70s and still haven't come to terms with the 60s revolution yet.

Topic would you be a boyfriend for a girl who wants to save her virginity till marriage?
Posted 25 Jul 2013 04:52

i promised mum before she died. i have a stepmum now and she doesn't mind id i lose virginity before marrying. but my mum did. Hugs

That is a terrible reason. It is no business of parents whether their adult kids have sex before marriage. Attempting to control their lives from beyond the grave is obnoxious beyond belief. It is emotional blackmail.

Live your life for your own moral principles, not someone else's.

Do you really want to marry in your 20s just to have sex? What happens if the guy you marry tends to be crap at it? Women are much more likely to end up with a crap lover than men are. The woman does not need to put in any particular effort for the man to have a fun time but the reverse is not the case.

Sex before marriage is a much better option than getting married and then having affairs because hubby is crap in bed. See my poem 'to all the husband's I have cuckolded'.

Sure you can find men who would wait. Even today it is pretty common to want to wait till a relationship is serious to have sex, even though men aren't supposed to admit that. But the risk you face by holding off till a wedding ring is that you will be picking from the pool of men who are just not into sex or are closet homosexuals etc.

Topic Thoughts on Anthony Weiner's wife - Huma Abedin?
Posted 24 Jul 2013 20:30

Maybe they are into swinging or the poly scene. Assuming that a woman jealously guards her mate is not always correct.

The problem here isn't the infidelity, its the exhibitionism. Wiener can line up willing females on his office desk and bang them in turn for all I care. But sending nude selfie shots to random women on the net is the net equivalent of standing on a street corner and flashing passing women.

It isn't his wife's call.

Topic Are all men unsatisfied with the size of their penis?
Posted 15 Jul 2013 09:45

This is just an excuse for a dick size measuring contest.

I have never had a woman complain it was too large. I have had women concerned that it might be too big to take them anally but that has never turned out to be a show stopper.

Topic IRS admits they deliberately harrassed Conservative groups
Posted 30 Jun 2013 05:59

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California told the treasury department to exclude liberal groups from the May audit of the IRS concerning IRS treatment of political groups that were applying for tax exempt status. According to treasury inspector General J. Russell George, Issa said to, “narrowly focus on tea party organizations.”

The Inspector General was a Bush appointee and very clearly his report was partisan and intended to deceive.

He should be fired immediately and put under investigation for lying to congress.

Issa has an unsavory business past with many criminal charges. His Benghazi investigation turned out to be a witch hunt and now his IRS investigation has done the same. Meanwhile no investigation of the wiretapping which is a genuine scandal because the Republicans know that any investigation of Obama will raise questions about why they supported the same behavior (and worse) under Bush.

Topic breaks into the Top 5000 sites
Posted 17 Jun 2013 16:29

It's anticipated that there will be over 1 billion websites by the end of 2013.

We have broken into the Top 5000 (in the 3 biggest target markets), according to Alexa - putting us in the top 0.000005%.

Who'd have thought erotica would be so popular? evil4

There is porn on the Internet, I am shocked! shocked I tell you!

Topic It’s OK in Texas to shoot a woman for refusing to have sex! You're within the law.
Posted 14 Jun 2013 18:01

You can steer any issue you'd like toward your beefs with gun ownership and other cultural traits you hate, but this isn't really a gun control issue. We have a few threads already for that flavor of bloviation. People kill others without guns on a regular basis, sometimes quite gruesomely. There's no basis for asserting what he would or would not have done in different circumstances.

The statistics simply don't back that claim. Take out the deaths due to guns and the US per captia murder rate is the same as that of France, the UK and Germany. The gun deaths in the UK are practically zero because guns are banned completely.

Now you can claim that this jerk could have murdered the girl just as easily with his bare hands or a knife, but he would have had to run pretty fast to catch up with the car, then ripped the door open and overpowered her while the driver looked on.

Now you can say that being able to kill people with the press of a button makes no difference to people's willingness to kill but that does not make it true.

And the people who oppose gun control laws are the same people who push for the type of gunslinger justice that led to this girl's murder and the murder of Treyvon Martin in Florida. Its the NRA that pushes for the stand your ground laws and for putting machine guns in the hands of loonies.

Posted 13 Jun 2013 05:20

Hope you find one of these...

Topic It’s OK in Texas to shoot a woman for refusing to have sex! You're within the law.
Posted 13 Jun 2013 05:16

Don't turn this into a gun control issue. That's just grasping at straws. Would it have been better if he had bludgeoned or stabbed her to death?

Guns annoy me as much as the next person who wants to see some gun control. But that's really not the issue here. That poorly written 'deadly force to recover property' law is the issue here. It just so happens that his deadly force of choice was a gun.

No, the coward would never have bludgeoned her to death, it was the gun that made it easy for him to do.

It is because of places like Texas that we need federal gun control. Its the macho gun slinging culture that people find offensive.

Topic PRISM, The NSA and your right to privacy
Posted 11 Jun 2013 18:34

Well I really don't want to get too deep into this. But one of the things that is really noticeable about the whole episode is how little people who are meant to be in charge of it all really know.

PRISM was obviously not the holy of hollies at the NSA. It was on a non-compartmentalized computer being overseen by a contractor for a start. And from what we hear a blue badger not even a black. He wasn't fully cleared. But he was sufficiently cleared to see all the data washing across PRISM.

So yes, Snowden was a shit, he was the worst fucking shit ever. And he is one of the hundreds of people that the NSA gave access to all our emails and private stuff. So what does that tell us about how far we can trust the rest? How many blackmailers, rapists and other criminals are among them? Statistically about 10% of any population are utter shits. And the military isn't any better no matter what bullshit they try to fill peoples heads with.

The NSA is a military intelligence outfit. Part of the same institution that was up on capitol hill explaining why they have such a rape problem this week. And that isn't a new problem either. The Japanese living on Ockinawa have been complaining about the rape thing for decades without the slightest interest from DC. Now we are told we have to trust the same institution with all our private data and no controls at all.

At a conference recently there was a presentation about problems in the Do Not Fly program. A husband had decided to get rid of his wife by listing her on the Do Not Fly List and she was stopped from reentering the US for two years because of it. Nobody checked, nobody listened to her protests. The crime was only detected when the manager was up for promotion and the background check revealed his wife was a security risk. This was presented as a threat to national security because he might have taken someone off the list as easily as put them on. The presentation had been given to several agencies. I was the first person to point out that what it actually demonstrates is a callous disinterest in the welfare of the woman and the arrogance of the bureaucrats.

Another thing about these PRISM revelations is that so far all we actually know is that the program exists and some pretty hazy outlines of its capabilities. But despite this we are being told that the revelations are a grave blow to national security. You can almost hear them pinching themselves so they stop short before going on about stopping the commie bastards.

We are also being told that the administration welcomes the debate and moreover everyone knew about these programs. Which makes the threat to national security all the more mysterious as how can we be threatened by revelations about what we already know? And how could we have a debate without being told?

Topic To shave or not to shave, that is the question!
Posted 10 Jun 2013 09:28

Do men prefer shaved pussy over hairy?
Do Women prefer shaved cock over hairy?
Or is trimmed the best option?

The main issue for me is whether the girl's slit is covered in dental floss or not. I will go down on a girl who is au naturelle, but if she prepares herself by shaving then I feel more welcomed.

I prefer shaved aesthetically as well. But looks are not so important to me. The idea of women having plastic surgery on their pussies to make them look prettier is just ridiculous in my view. But then is pretty much all plastic surgery except for correcting really major disfigurement, burns etc.

Topic PRISM, The NSA and your right to privacy
Posted 10 Jun 2013 08:31

What sticks in my craw is the people in Congress who voted for the PATRIOT act because they were too cowardly to stand up against this when they had a choice and are now running round telling us how terrible the Administration is for doing exactly what the law was written to enable.

PRISM may be unconstitutional, but it is not illegal. Congress gave that power to Bush.

The same justifications are being trotted out for PRISM as were used to defend torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and the Drone Program: Terrorism! Run! Hide!

Terrorism isn't a national security issue, it is a criminal matter. Bin Laden killed 3,000 people on US soil. Thats less than were murdered with handguns since the start of this year.

The big problem with the PRISM program in my view is that it is being managed by a military agency. The NSA is military intelligence, not a police force.

Topic Who played the best James Bond?
Posted 08 Jun 2013 13:24

I suppose Sean Connery is the best but I don't like the Bond formula writing and the stretching of believability (even allowing for the far fetched stories) for example Oddjob killing the guy to get the gold back but crushing the car so the gold had to be separated from the crushed car when all he had to do was take the gold out of the boot (trunk) and put it in the other car which he drove away with the crushed one. I prefer the stuff John Le Carr comes out with - realistic and amoral intelligence novels.

Connery was the definitive Bond but the Craig movies are the best movies.

I think the original movies jumped the shark with Moonraker.

Topic Can we dispense with the labels "MILF" and "Cougar"?
Posted 08 Jun 2013 05:45

The point about the cougar is not really the age gap, it is agency.

Traditionally the man hunts the woman. A Cougar is not merely an older woman, she is an older woman on the prowl with the objective of seducing young men.

A Cougar is quite definitely not a slut. A slut is easy, a Cougar picks her prey, stalks and devours him.

A Cougar is not a MILF either. A MILF is a woman with children that the boy seeks out and seduces.

Topic Why do men impersonate as women or post ladies' pics on their profile
Posted 08 Jun 2013 05:33

My guess, and it is only just that, is that most harbor a latent bisexual curiosity that they themselves fear to accept. By posing as a woman, they can get the attention from men they secretly desire.

Others lack self confidence and the role playing lets them explore with an alter ego.

Maybe a few think that women get better responses on their writing.

Whatever it is, really what difference does it make? We all come here to express a part of ourselves that must remain hidden in ordinary life. If there are guys who wish to do it as women, so be it.

Even should you cyber one, the words are just pixels, and the thoughts are true, even if the biology is not. If a truly straight man hooks up with one, he is no worse for the not knowing, only his fears of 'being seduced by a gay man' are bruised.

This is lush, fantasy is huge, and we are all role playing to some extent.

Umm I don't think it is that. Most of the men posing as women claim to be bisexual and then seek out a huge number of women to hook up with.