Forum posts made by byronlord

Topic Economics
Posted 14 Feb 2013 04:35

“It never should have been enacted in the first place,” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said. “It was a terrible mistake. But it was done and it should not be extended. It’s got to end this year. Period. No more.”

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You find one Democrat who sided with the GOP on this and claim it as an exclusively Democratic party policy.

You didn't answer the question about Rupert Murdoch's Chinese communist sympathies? Don't you ever wonder if a man who pledged his loyalty to the butcher of Tianamen Square back in the day might be feeding you propaganda? He is certainly feeding you lies.

Topic Economics
Posted 13 Feb 2013 21:33

The end of the great recession has happened and now we begin the beginning of the Great Recovery. I believe the President and I am sure you do as well, so tell us. Which exact economic policy of his is your favorite one. I think mine is the tax increase of 2 percent on all of us making less then 114 K, but leaving untouched those making more then that number up to 450 K. Your turn.

The administration asked for an extension on the payroll tax holiday. The GOP refused. So you blame Obama?

Perhaps if you got your news from a source that wasn't owned by a major supporter of the Chinese communist party you wouldn't say such stuff.

Topic Pope Resigns
Posted 13 Feb 2013 17:19

You do realise this is the same man whom when the truth about the pedophiles came out in regards to catholic priests back in the 60's,70's 80's 90's etc, he would remove them to a poor country to continue their ways, and refused to admit. he even wrote the chapter and verse for all catholic dioceses on how to act apon such allegations with complete denial and contempt....he knows what he has done. and he will meet his maker with that knowledge

yes he is old. he has had two heart operations, he is very frail and is stepping aside to allow someone to rule whom is capable...but in my view as a catholic, as a mother. he should never have held this office.

interesting side fact..Nostradamus stated the next pope with be the last...curious thought.

There were two problems with the pedophile scandal. The first was the abuse, the second was the coverup that perpetuated the abuse.

If there is a causal agent for the first, look no further than priestly celibacy. There is no scriptural authority for priests, let alone celibate ones. The original reason they brought in celibacy was a power grab by the monastic faction.

The coverup has multiple causes. The main underlying cause being the notion that the church is not accountable to any other party, not civil law and certainly not the lay members. It is a medieval concept of power. But next to that was the fact that John Paul II was completely incapacitated from 2000 on and possibly much earlier. He was unable to move his head to greet someone, let alone recognize that the policy had to be changed to respond to the crisis.

I think that the reason Ratzinger got the job in the first place was that he had been effectively running the papacy as more or less a Regent for ten years but without any authority to change policy.

So having been frustrated by being the stuckee for cleaning up the John-Paul II mess while he was incapable, he decided that the one thing he could change in the papacy was the idea that the post had to be held for life. That worked in the middle ages when they used to bump them off when they went senile (often earlier) but it is a complete failure in the modern age when a pope elected at 60 is likely to live to 90 or even longer. So absolute power could easily be concentrated in the hands of a senile Pope for 30+ years.

In the long run, this is probably the single most important reform one pope can make. It is certainly the most necessary. It is also going to open up the field to a much wider number of replacements. When the job is for life, the tendency has been to choose popes that are not expected to last too long. Ratzinger was chosen because the factions were sure that it wouldn't be too long before they would get another chance.

John Paul essentially invented the notion of the modern travelling papacy. The Pope is now expected to be globe trotting on a regular basis which is exactly what you would expect a modern leader of an international church to be doing. But thats not something that a man can be doing after 75 or so. If people want a globe trotting pope they have to have a young pope.

Topic How do you gals get ready for anal
Posted 13 Feb 2013 05:17

Ive wanted to try anal sex, but never been able to do it.. My ass seems way too tight. How do you girls manage to do it? Even a finger in there hurts if it's too deep. Doesn't help that the guy I'm seeing is well hung either. I just can't see it fitting in there. How do you do it if you have a tight bum? LOL

My 'anal correspondence course' has instructions...

The anus is not like the vagina. It does not have lubrication, it has very powerful muscles that can shut it pretty much completely and the male and female anatomy are essentially the same. OK so women don't have a prostate but the right angle and position can get some serious G-spot action going.

The trick is lots of preparation and lube. You need to get the ass ready for the idea you are going to put something inside. Then you need to start small and work your way up. Contrary to the popular belief it is not about 'stretching' the anus. Its really about building up a comfort level.

Need to take it really slow as far as width goes. Length has no effect as only the outer inch or so of the anus has any nerves at all.

Oh and NEVER play with anything that could get lost. An anal plug would be a good investment, Start small and work your way up.

Topic Economics
Posted 12 Feb 2013 06:08

New Medicare Surtax Pursuant to IRC Section 1411: The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 added a new 3.8% Medicare Surtax on “net investment income.” This 3.8% Medicare surtax applies to taxpayers with “net investment income” who exceed threshold income amounts of $200,000 for single filers and $250,000 for married couples filing jointly. Pursuant to IRC Section 1411, “net investment income” includes interest, dividends, capital gains, retirement income and income from partnerships (as well as other forms of “unearned income”).

This should make some feel better because the wealth creators are having to pay more.

100 percent of earned income is now taxed at a 2 % higher rate for those that have earned income up to $113 k. That tax increase is on the lower income earners to the solid middle income earners.

Just stop repeating the Faux News propaganda


It is completely fucking insulting to have these people that have never done a days work in their lives and live of the Koch brothers or Murdoch teat telling us all who are the wealth creators.

Obama was not referring to the companies people started when he said 'you didn't build that'. But guess what? That line polls real well because people are sick to death of being told by people who put in very little but take 90% of the rewards that nobody else does any work.

I don't shop at Walmart because I don't like the idea that I am subsidizing the owners by paying for food stamps and income support for a highly profitable business that won't pay a living wage. The Waltons are getting rich off my tax dollar subsidy which is bad enough. But they want the rest of us to be grateful to them and worship them for the wealth they are creating for themselves.

Topic Economics
Posted 12 Feb 2013 06:01

I see no reason Romney shouldn't pay the same tax I do rather than the 15%"

He does on his earned income, however, your 15 % rate (outdated) is the 2nd bite of the same apple. When he earned it it was taxed at the US Federal Tax rate of the time, then he invested that which was to his home disposable income, then when he has some dividends thrown off of that same money he is taxed again.

new higher capital gain tax rate of 20%" so that must make ya feel better, right?

I was referring to the carried income exception that allows hedge fund managers like Romney to have their income taxed as capital gains.

Romney had no money at risk, it was clearly not a capital gain and he certainly has not been taxed on that money before.

But what would I know about it? I am just the guy who retired at 40 after helping start and build a business that is now in the S&P500. I am just the guy who hired Bain to advise my business. And what a huge mistake that was, the advice they gave was utterly stupid.

Topic Economics
Posted 12 Feb 2013 05:22

ability to find a middle road and get things done"

Ok, taxing those the excel is a great idea, right?

I see no reason Romney shouldn't pay the same tax I do rather than the 15% that the Republicans believe to be his right.

Romney made his money the same way Bernie Maddof did: borrowing money he didn't intend to pay back. They would buy a company for $100 million using $90 million in borrowed money. Then reorganize it so that they could borrow a further $30 million which they would pay to themselves as a dividend giving themselves a 200% profit. The company would usually go bankrupt under the debt.

The way Romney made his money isn't actually legal but proving the intent is difficult and prosecution would be almost impossible. But the way he made money didn't benefit the country or anyone other than his greedy little self.

People are so fucking stupid that they think the likes of Romney are trying to help them rather than see that they are actually the parasites feeding off them.

George W. Bush made his money in a similar way: Using eminent domain to take private property at a huge discount when they built a new stadium.

Topic Pope Resigns
Posted 11 Feb 2013 18:57

Im also Catholic and we are NOT the oldest religious in the world! Jesus was jew... and the Pope is NOT the holly father (the holly father is God).

Heh, she did say institution, not religion...

But Buddha founded institutions in the 5th Century BCE that are rather older and the Roman church was in any case the junior branch of what was a Greek church until the 5th century CE. The bishop of Rome didn't even rank an invite to the council of Nicea and certainly did not inherit the title of pontif until after Constantine.

Topic Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
Posted 11 Feb 2013 15:36

This is what Mandela said at his 1964 trial about his organisation's adoption of violence as a tactic:

"Four forms of violence were possible. There is sabotage, there is guerrilla warfare, there is terrorism, and there is open revolution. We chose to adopt the first method and to exhaust it before taking any other decision.

In the light of our political background the choice was a logical one. Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality. This is what we felt at the time, and this is what we said in our Manifesto (Exhibit AD):

Mandela's techniques were quite obviously commensurate with those employed by the oppressors. They were certainly more than Ghandian peaceful resistance. But they were not open warfare. But the South African state was also limited in their approach.

The situation in Syria is much harder as Assad's government began its response with terrorism and so the response to Assad's terrorism has included terrorism.

Israel was born in terrorism against the Palestinians, what we now call ethnic cleansing and not surprisingly the response has been terrorism. In recent years there has been rather more violence aimed at civilians being ordered by Netanyahu than at Israeli civilians.

One of the reasons why the main Iranian opposition does not want the West to support the MEK is that they feel it will be counterproductive in the long run.

When desperate people resort to terrorism to achieve their ends it is an act of desperation. When a government does the same it is undermining the legitimacy of the state. Netanyahu, George W. Bush and Assad all deserve the condemnation of history for having resorted to terrorism. In all three cases more to prop up their own personal prestige than to protect the security of the state. Netanyahu heads a fragile coalition and wants to appear tough. Bush was the idiot who ignored the warnings about Bin Laden, prefering 'My Pet Goat' instead. Assad is just a tinpot dictator.

Topic Pope Resigns
Posted 11 Feb 2013 12:40

i am not catholic

and until the truth comes out please dont spread gossip

i think he is sick

He was also the guy who had to run the curia for almost ten years during John Paul II's declining years which might be why he would like to avoid bequeathing the same situation to his successor.

not all catholics are pedophiles

No, but Ratzinger was the chief ringleader of the pedophile coverup.

Topic Shemales: Are they the straight man's 'free zone'?
Posted 10 Feb 2013 07:43

......what are the other genders?

I could tell you but I would have to fuck you afterwards.

Topic Has anyone ever watched or filmed you fucking?
Posted 10 Feb 2013 06:19

Not wanted to after the experience of a friend of mine's boss.

He was in the UK diplomatic corps, was drinking in the bar of a hotel in Shanghai. Got talking to a couple of girls (twins) in the hotel bar. After a while (and presumably a financial agreement) they went to his room.

The resulting video (all hotel rooms let to foreigners have hidden cameras) cost him his job and his marriage.

The double honeytrap is a staple of the Chinese PLA. There is a reference in Austin Powers and one of the Bond movies.

Topic Lesbians. Why not men?
Posted 09 Feb 2013 20:01

Thanks for the response. thumbup

I fully understand what you were saying. And I appreciate it. But I can say that many Lesbian women send similar things to straight women here on Lush (and I am sure they say the same in the real world as well), so I don't buy that as an excuse to have a chip on the shoulder. In fact I have been told that the Lesbian women here seem to think it is some kind of challenge to "get the straight woman". Now granted, I am sure that is not the case with ALL of the Lesbian woman here..... but... just showing that this type of behavior is not exclusive to straight men toward Lesbian women.

Some of the men here would like the lesbian girls to get the straight chick. It is part of our DNA, see 'Plan 23C':

1) Find girl who is into you, is she bi? if so go to step 3
2) Set up girl with lesbian girl to get her made bi
3) Get now bi GF to find another GF
4) Is new GF Bi? if not go back to 3
5) Get Bi GF and her Bi GF to do a MFF threesome
6) Gupping fishes time!

Needless to say if GF works this out and leaves at any point then go back to step 1. Alternatively, the guys would be quite happy to just watch.

More recreational than procreational, I am not at all sure why it is there. All I can say is that thank goodness I am a civilized cultured male who would never consider surrendering to such base instincts if there was anyone watching.

Topic FAQ: Answers to some frequently asked questions...
Posted 09 Feb 2013 16:12

as for play toys.......

i want a remote one that is waterproof!!

Yep, been looking at that problem. I am currently looking at adding in an energizer power pack with a built in wireless recharger (designed for a Wii remote) into a vibrator.

We have a group at a local makerspace that makes sex toys.

Topic FAQ: Answers to some frequently asked questions...
Posted 09 Feb 2013 16:12

as for play toys.......

i want a remote one that is waterproof!!

Yep, been looking at that problem. I am currently looking at adding in an energizer power pack with a built in wireless recharger (designed for a Wii remote) into a vibrator.

We have a group at a local makerspace that makes sex toys.

Topic Please do not contact us about "low" votes on your stories / poems
Posted 09 Feb 2013 15:47

You needn't worry about that, I take the top 20-30 stories in each competition, put them all in a spreadsheet without their scores, and read the lot. 10-15 then get sent on to our judges.

Well I am not so much complaining about the result as the gracelessness of the folk who think that this is going to be helping them any. Its like cheating to win a hide and seek competition. If they lose then they are an even bigger loser because they couldn't even win by cheating and if they do win it then they know it doesn't count.

Do people really feel that the fame and adulation of the lush reader community is worth selling their soul for?

Your story was there or thereabouts this time. It was well written, but a little on the short side, if I recall correctly.

Cool, was it sufficiently obvious that it was what would have happened in the Dr Strangelove bunker after they set of the doomsday device? Or is that reference now obscure in this post cold war age?

Topic Lesbians. Why not men?
Posted 09 Feb 2013 15:17

Is it a love of the female form, or a repulsion of masculinity(or possibly bad experiences with men in the past)?(feel free to shoot me down here, I'm here to learn.)

I think that a large part of the reason many bi-women don't date men is that most are complete jerks. Now it probably doesn't help that many women find the 'complete bastard' alpha male type attractive.

What I find rather more puzzling is why any women find men attractive or want to put up with them. I find the female form far more attractive.

Topic turning down your husband/partner for sex, what is the meaning of it?
Posted 09 Feb 2013 14:56

Hubby "lets see. its cricket wait is rugby season....oh wait i have a wife?"

Its not always the woman doing the turning down.

Lazy husbands seem to be a recurring theme here. Though the more common form is the 'only interested in his satisfaction' variety.

That reminds me of a complaint I got from a woman who is into the poly thing, 'I'm poly because I tried monogamy and I suck at it.' Her husband knew that when they got married and was OK with her dating other men. Then one of the dates became a regular boyfriend and hubby was OK with that. They drank beer together. Then they watched sports together. Then they spent time in the workshop together. Then... you can see where this is going.

Topic Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
Posted 09 Feb 2013 14:20

Too simpole.
Rather over simplified.
Viet Cong fought to bring in Socialism which was/is against the advancement of human values.
They were fighting against people some or large number of whom were from South Vietnam, aided by American but they were leading Vietnam back into a rural
agrarian society.
Now when Vietnam has dropped out of the so called Socialist system, it is advancing.
If one looks at things from this angle, maybe its over simplification.

Terrorism is a tactic, not an ideology. Governments use terrorism as well. See Rumsfeld's 'Shock and Awe' in the invasion of Iraq or Israel's 'Operation cast lead'.

Right now the biggest war crimes problem we have right now is in Syria. The government is was and has always been a terrorist regime and not surprisingly, so are many of the opposition fighters.

Dropping bombs from planes on civilian populations is just as much terrorism as suicide bombing is. And trying to dress that type of military action up as 'acceptable' is one of the reasons that we find it rather hard to convince certain parts of the world that we are morally in the right.

Given the history of colonialism in the region, the West can hardly claim as much moral superiority here as you seem to imagine. Iran is in the shape it is today because the US decided to rub out the democratic government in 1953 and replace it with a dictator. Huge numbers of people died during the US occupation of the Philippines, etc. etc.

And one of the major complaints from the rest of the world is that the US still spends its time telling the rest of the world how superior it is morally and never gets round to acknowledging past sins, let alone saying sorry.

George W. Bush's torture policy was a form of terrorism. He has tarnished US prestige and probably made it impossible to actually put the remaining perpetrators of 9/11 on trial in anything remotely approximating a fair trial uless the US is willing to put the former President and his staff on trial as well.

I am also rather tired of certain US politicians such as Rudy Guiliani posturing about terrorism when they spent years helping raise millions of dollars for the IRA through NORAID.

Rather than lecturing the rest of the world about the evils of terrorism as if the US has unique expertise, it would be rather more effective if the US would spend some time listening to countries that have a longer experience of terrorism and have brought their terrorist issues to an end. Taking advice from the Israelis on terrorism is like taking advice on stopping drinking from a chronic alcoholic. The UK tried the same model at the start of the troubles and it only made matters much worse. When we switched to the West German model in '76, the so-called 'criminalization' policy, the number of deaths dropped to a third and stayed there or lower.

And before people get on their high horse and start shouting 'anti-american'. I'm one of the people who gets called on to clean up the mess left by the idiot neo-cons and their predecessors.

Topic Rimming (giving or receiving)
Posted 08 Feb 2013 19:09

Acts 20:35 It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Topic New cock pump
Posted 08 Feb 2013 12:25

I didn't even know that people outside of the porn industry used pumps to be honest.

I don't know how they work exactly, but I think it would suck to have to break momentum to do something like this before sex.

Are pumps supposed to feel good for the user or is it purely for size/aesthetics?

This guy seems to like them:

Topic Have you ever come accross someone you recognized from real life on lush?
Posted 08 Feb 2013 11:33

Not on Lush. But is has happened on OKCupid.

Somewhat amusingly she was looking at the site for much the same reason I was: scoping it out to see whether it actually worked any better.

Topic FAQ: Answers to some frequently asked questions...
Posted 08 Feb 2013 09:53

you forgot penis/breast that is THE most asked question there is....

After I wrote it I thought I should have added the following:

Q: Does my bum look big in this?

A: This is a trick question to which there is NO right answer.

Topic FAQ: Answers to some frequently asked questions...
Posted 08 Feb 2013 09:48

Lelo products aren't battery powered.

Yes they are, there is a battery inside the vibrator, it is just a rechargeable one rather than a disposable. One of the reasons Lelo are better than most of their competitors is they use lithium ion batteries rather than cheaper NiCad or NiMh batteries.

Topic Does age really matter?
Posted 07 Feb 2013 20:15

My boyfriend is a lot younger than me, and I would like to know what you guys think..
what age difference do you think would be too much?

Judging by your profile... 22 years.

Judging by your pic rather less.

Topic Breaking up, when do you know it's over?
Posted 07 Feb 2013 19:27

A rather startling statistic is that 50% of marriages end in divorce.

Which means that 50% of marriages end in death DEATH!

Between divorce or death, I know which I would prefer.

Just saying.

Topic Things a slave/submissive shouldn't say
Posted 07 Feb 2013 18:21

So I am at the toymaker group at a convention and we are discussing various new toys we are working on.

The panel moderator suddenly looks round and says 'I just noticed everyone on the panel is a top, we should fix that are there any subs who would like to get equally involved?'

Voice from the back of the room, 'no of course not!'

Topic Would you meet someone off Lush for sex?
Posted 07 Feb 2013 17:43

Well yes, of course. I am a guy and I have this thing called a penis attached to me. When I was younger he used to interrupt my thoughts every five minutes to suggest we go fuck someone. These days it only interrupts every six minutes and waits a whole ten minutes after I have just fucked someone. This is what we scientists call progress.

Actually asking a guy who is likely 6" taller and 50-150 lb heavier than the girl whether they would risk an in person meetup rather overlooks some rather fundamental biological and safety issues.

Now if you excuse me, my penis has just interrupted to point out that this thread might reveal the names of some women willing to engage in his favorite hobby. It seems he needs some amusement. Again.

Topic The Gun Control Debate Thread.
Posted 07 Feb 2013 17:12

Sorry Nicola but current opinion polling shows that US women really hate the gun nuttery and this is an issue that could persuade them to turn out in large numbers in the mid terms. Its going to be the main topic in US politics at least until Hilary runs in 2016.

Compared to most of the US politics issues this is tame. Last election we had the Republicans demanding Women seeking an abortion show ID and vaginal ultrasound examinations before voting.

Topic What's on your sexual bucket list?
Posted 07 Feb 2013 17:02

Russian orthodox....don't know too much about it...

I was referring to this situation:

Back when the Soviet Union was still a going concern the cost of keeping the orthodox church going was that the priests were recruited from the KGB. Basically a KGB officer who couldn't hack it was put out to pasture in the church. The result is that the church is now completely under Putin's thumb.

Victor Sheymov, an ex KGB defector wrote about this in his book:

The Pussy Riot girls went and staged a protest in the Cathedral of Christ our Savior that resulted in two year prison sentences for three of the girls. One has since been released on the technicality that since she was arrested before the protest she never participated in it.

The Pussy Riot girls are cute and hot and are going to be a major success on the international music scene. They will do even better if they learn how to write stuff thats not crap (they do slightly suck unfortunately). Madona's folk are working with them on that I hear.