Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 25 Jul 2014 09:25

I think they will go for the temporary humanitarian ceasefire for a week and see if they can iron out some commitments to changing the current state of affairs - if that's even possible.

The way Hamas sees it, if the ceasefire happens without negotiations (or *real* commitment to them), then the international heat goes away, blood was spilled for nothing, and the status quo is resumed, except now with the siege and sanctions intensified. The poison continues to bubble for another couple of years until the next inevitable explosion.

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In Qatar Thursday, Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal said his organization was prepared to sign a truce provided Israel’s siege of Gaza is lifted. Since 2007, when Hamas took control of Gaza from the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas, Israel has restricted movement of all people and goods in and out of almost every access point. Egypt controls the other one.

“We seek full international commitment to the end of the aggression and the siege over Gaza – real commitment,” Mr. Meshaal told reporters.

“We want an international airport, we want a seaport, we want an opening to the outside world, and not the situation where we are controlled by a few border crossings that turn Gaza into a huge prison, where no one can leave even for medical treatment or to work.

“When we get a clearly worded drafting that guarantees these things, and the international community gives its backing to this draft – than the fire can be stopped, even today.”

Israel has rejected any kind of accommodation with Hamas.

I don't know what kind of solution they would be able to negotiate that would appease both sides and make both feel secure about follow-through and safety, but the conditions in Gaza (even outside of the violence) is wrong. Gaza, in its current 'prison state' cannot exist the way it has indefinitely. Nor can the mutual rocket fire and attacks on civilians of Israel and Gaza. Sadly it's hard for either side to trust the other at this point.

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 23 Jul 2014 19:40

Currently, the UN Human Rights Council is launching an independent enquiry into the violence in Gaza. There is even discussion of war crimes. My sadness is for the human lives lost - mostly civilian on the Palestinian side - and currently it's upward of 700. I don't care what country suffered the losses - it's a tragedy and nobody should feel 'casual' about it. This isn't military - they didn't sign up for this.

The immediate concern is that it's gone from "defensive" to "offensive" with a disproportionate response - at least 'disproportionate' is the keyword I'm hearing everyone lobbying about. When criminals take human hostages, we don't just shrug it off and say "oh well, they're just human shields, not my fault," and continue to shoot right through them, hoping to get at the bad guys.

I am also sad when I hear people saying it's about taking one side or another in a black and white way. Even celebs who have used the "#prayforGaza" tag on social media have been bullied and attacked - interpreting it as meaning they are 'against Israel' or even anti-semite. I think people are against the senseless killing of this many civilians - women and children - who both sides have acknowledged are trapped with nowhere to go, so 'warnings' are irrelevant. It's about the human side - not the politics.

It's also unfortunate that with the bloodshed, it is probably only creates more fire to push would-be terrorists past the tipping point. Certainly not the intention, but it's often a by-product in situations like this.

A tragedy all around. I hope a ceasefire is imminent.

UN.Org ]

23 July 2014 – The United Nations Human Rights Council today decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

Meeting in an emergency session today, the Council adopted a resolution agreeing to send the investigative team by a vote of 29 countries in favour, with 17 abstentions and a sole negative vote by the United States, in which it strongly condemned the failure of Israel to end its prolonged occupation of the area.

The Council condemned in the strongest terms the “widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms” arising from the Israeli military operations since 13 June, and called for an immediate ceasefire.

“The Council further condemned all violence against civilians wherever it occurred, including the killing of two Israeli civilians as a result of rocket fire,” according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 23 Jul 2014 14:36

I 100% agree with Elit.

The international outcry can be seen on social media as well, but if watching general US news coverage you will get a slanted story because of the long-time unconditional support of Israel. So it's more "they have the right to protect themselves" vs the shocking civilian casualties and perils of actually being in Gaza.

For me - human is human - and there's no credible way to spin what is happening as 'acceptable'.

This is an interesting article and a sobering reflection on what Palestinians face.

News Article ]

GAZA CITY — As civilian casualties mounted on Monday in the Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military reminded the world that it had warned people living in targeted areas to leave. The response from Palestinians here was unanimous: Where should we go?

United Nations shelters are already brimming, and some Palestinians fear they are not safe; one shelter was bombed by Israel in a previous conflict. Many Gaza residents have sought refuge with relatives, but with large extended families commonly consisting of dozens of relatives, many homes in the shrinking areas considered safe are already packed.

Perhaps most important, the vast majority of Gazans cannot leave Gaza. They live under restrictions that make this narrow coastal strip, which the United Nations considers occupied by Israel, unlike anywhere else.

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain in 2010 called Gaza “an open-air prison,” drawing criticism from Israel. But in reality, the vast majority of Gazans are effectively trapped, unable to seek refugee status across an international border. (Most are already refugees, those who fled from what is now Israel and their descendants.)

A 25-mile-long rectangle just a few miles wide, and one of the most densely populated places in the world, Gaza is surrounded by concrete walls and fences along its northern and eastern boundaries with Israel and its southern border with Egypt.

Even in what pass for ordinary times here, Israel permits very few Gazans to enter its territory, citing security concerns because suicide bombers and other militants from Gaza have killed Israeli civilians. The restrictions over the years have cost Palestinians jobs, scholarships and travel.

Egypt has also severely curtailed Gazans’ ability to travel, opening its border crossing with the territory for only 17 days this year. During the current fighting between Israel and the Hamas militants who control Gaza, only those with Egyptian or foreign passports or special permission were allowed to exit.

Even the Mediterranean Sea to the west provides no escape. Israel restricts boats from Gaza to three nautical miles offshore. And Gaza, its airspace controlled by Israel, has no airport.

So while three million Syrians have fled their country during the war there, more and more of Gaza’s 1.7 million people have been moving away from the edges of the strip and crowding into the already-packed center of Gaza City.

... continued.

Topic What's Your Current Mood.
Posted 21 Jul 2014 15:54

Frustrated, discouraged and generally sulky.

Topic Sunblocks - which one?
Posted 21 Jul 2014 15:42

I use Kiehl's Sunblock on my face - specifically this one: "Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50".

Here's the description:

Prevents 90% of skin aging. Oil-free & lightweight facial sunscreen.
Shake-shake away 90% of skin aging with this oil-free, lightweight facial sunscreen. Provides long lasting protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays, which can cause again, dark spots, freckles and skin darkening. Water-resistant and recommended for daily use after your moisturizer or under make-up application.

I can vouch for the fact that this is the MOST lightweight and non-greasy thing I've ever used... to the point that when you first try it, you'll be shocked that it's actually working because it doesn't feel anything like a regular 'cream', 'moisturizer' or 'sunscreen' - it's almost like liquid silk and it disappears into the skin almost immediately. If you use a moisturizer already, you can wear this on-top of it and not worry that it's going to make your face oily - and if you're out in public on on the beach, you can put this on and know that's soaked right in without adding any shine.

I've used the Neutrogena SP-60 Daily Facial Sunscreen as well. It's not bad - but Kiehl's is definitely much more lightweight and non-greasy - it depends on how much that matters to you and how much you think you'll be using it. Like Neutrogena would be fine for the beach but if you're at work, on a patio or a nice event or somewhere where you're wearing make-up etc and concerned about looking shiny, I would opt for Kiehl's.

I've also used a sunblock facial stick (Ombrelle and just regular 'Life' drugstore brand versions). They often recommend these for kids because they're easy to apply, but I like them too - especially for areas where you just want to spot-treat or for extra coverage (eg. the nose). They're easy to apply and basically like a big 'chapstick' for the face - the only negatives is that it's heavier on the skin and you can definitely feel it on - so I wouldn't use it as an all-over but some parts of my face burn/tan faster than others, so I like keeping it in my bag just for a quick swipe, especially if you're in the water or being active. I feel like it gives that extra level of coverage.

Posted 20 Jul 2014 16:31

Congratulations! 3601

Topic Elliot Rodger kills 6, injures 13 others. Is it rape culture, guns or something else?
Posted 17 Jul 2014 15:04

Weird - when I read her lips, I hear "asshole".

Topic Orange is the New Black
Posted 17 Jul 2014 06:20

Loved this too.

Topic Teeth Whitening
Posted 17 Jul 2014 04:54

Ah, you just reminded me that I should perform the procedure more often.

For some reason I thought that only one session would make a significant difference; I guess my teeth were already fairly decent. I eat mostly only healthy food (ie. non-sugary) and switched from coffee to tea in the last few months, so my teeth aren't really exposed to staining agents.

Anyway, I used it 3-4 times the first week I received the kit and it did make a difference, just not really a jaw-dropping one. It does what it's supposed to though, it's in fact the exact same product that dentists use. The concentration is fairly high too (35%), I don't think that even dentists are allowed to use a higher concentration. The quality is great too: the molds are fairly flexible/comfortable, the paste is easy to spread in the molds (ie. the syringes let you apply only a small amount at a time without any mess), etc. I received the package only about a week after I placed my order too.

I performed the procedure every other day, not to damage my gums or anything. It didn't really hurt when I used it (I left the molds in my mouth for 30-45 min), though I could definitely feel a little burning sensation on my gums near the end of the session. My teeth were also a little sensitive afterward, but that's normal.

Only a small amount of paste is required for each application, so the kit can last for quite a while. My 3-4 sessions only used 5-10% of the product or so. The blue LED is supposed to accelerate the process, though it's considered a gimmick by some; I'm not sure if I'll keep using it in the future. The kit also comes with a remineralization paste, to use when you've achieved the desired shade; I'll perform a few more sessions before using it myself.

Overall it's a great product, especially for the price: it does what it's supposed to and plenty of product is provided to achieve the desired whitening. It's just not a 'miracle product' as I expected, but then again it's still probably the most effective method to whiten teeth. I don't really want my teeth to glow in the dark either anyway.

Thanks for this review - I might have to give it a try.

It's been on my mind because I got a handful of free samples of Crest White Strips (Professional Effects), their 3-D whitening toothpaste and mouthwash recently. I like all three products but admit I don't like the idea of the strips not offering full-coverage for all my teeth... even though when you smile you only see the front ones, it seems weird to not have your entire mouthful of teeth being the same colour. They're good for maybe random fresh-ups, but I think I'll go back to the tray-method. Their 3-D toothpaste and mouthwash are pretty awesome though - I was pleasantly surprised.

Topic Eating for blood type diet.
Posted 17 Jul 2014 04:36

You are exactly like me!

I too fall into that accursed A- blood type. A definite real pain in medical emergencies. The blood donors also hound you like crazy.

And yea. I'm the same way with alcohol. I don't 'love' it though. It's nice and all, but I could live without it.

I get brutal handovers as well. My friends laugh, but no joke, when I get really drunk, I don't recover well. I literally get 24 hour hangovers if I'm not careful. No joke.

Man. A type diet sucks....

High-five! Nice to see some solid represent of A- blood type here! hah

And I hear you on the hangovers and the 24 hrs in bed recovery. It was something that frustrated me only because I could never keep up with friends during college days, vacations etc. I could drink less than them and still have a rough go of it the next day, whereas they seemed tired but still totally functional and ready to go again. This is partly why I began to veer toward different partying-options at one point so I didn't have to deal with hangovers.

Topic Eating for blood type diet.
Posted 17 Jul 2014 04:29

Figs, no meat and yoga?! Fuck you, Doll!

Interesting though that I too tend to gravitate towards the A type foods. Although, I do eat a lot of chicken. I'm A+ and a friend of mine with the same blood type tried the diet a few years ago, and she said it made her feel a lot better. I think us Plussies have to lay off the dairy too. I notice when I do, I feel the better for it. I just love cheese too much.

But holy hammers, I can't get enough carbs! I could just eat bread forever.

I loooove figs! They're probably one of my favourite fruits (when I can get them and they're in season). And yep, tofu definitely makes me happy - if you think it's nasty - just try a sample of the Chili-Lime Basil Tofu the next time you're at Whole Foods. It's fantastic - you'll totally change your mind. :)

Topic Eating for blood type diet.
Posted 16 Jul 2014 16:56

I looked into this a while back and bought the book years ago. I found it interesting that I naturally gravitate toward and reject foods that are consistent with my blood type.

I have a rare blood type (A negative) which is only found in about 6% of the population (total pain to be A- when it comes to medical situations and blood transfusions btw), but even as a young child, I was always the type to love my vegetables (even broccoli and brussels sprouts) and dread when meat was served for dinner. I used to find ways of sneaking it to the dog when possible. So, I suppose technically I do eat consistent with my blood type today, aside from eating seafood (which I enjoy, but is more of a Type O food group).And while I love carbs, I'm still mindful of not overindulging.

Sugar, caffeine and alcohol definitely don't do well with my system. Even though I love alcohol, I have long told people that I feel like my body doesn't metabolize it very well. I was never that person that could be happy fall-down drunk for hours on end and then eat a greasy breakfast in the morning and feel great. My system is really sensitive to it, and I can get brutal hangovers very easily.

I'll post this, just incase people aren't aware of the basics:

WebMD ]

Type O blood: A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy. D'Adamo also recommends various supplements to help with tummy troubles and other issues he says people with type O tend to have.

Type A blood: A meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains -- ideally, organic and fresh, because D'Adamo says people with type A blood have a sensitive immune system.

Type B blood: Avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Chicken is also problematic, D'Adamo says. He encourages eating green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy.

Type AB blood: Foods to focus on include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. He says people with type AB blood tend to have low stomach acid. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.

And I thought this was an interesting guide and a fun read as far as fitness, personality types and what to avoid.

Link ]

AB or O, your blood type reveals eye-opening things about your personality and your body's needs. Here's what Dr. D'Adamo says about what foods and workouts will help you reach your blood type's fitness goals.


Character Traits: Focused, leader, energetic

Your Diet: Type Os (considered the original blood type) are descendants from hunter-gatherers who relied mainly on animal protein to survive their strenuous lifestyles.

Your Personality: You’re known for your leadership skills, extroversion, energy and focus. You consider yourself responsible, decisive, organized, objective, rule-conscious and practical. (Probably because you are.) But if you ever cheat on your diet, stop exercising or slip into a negative mindset (even boredom), watch out. You become angry, hyperactive or even manic.

What to Eat: Eat lean beef, lamb, turkey, chicken or fish (like bass, cod, halibut, sole and rainbow trout), kelp, seafood and (in moderation) salt, which lowers your levels of iodine, giving you optimal thyroid function.

What to Avoid: You might have difficulty digesting dairy, eggs and gluten, and should avoid wheat germ and wheat products like bread. Beans and legumes should also be avoided when possible, since they mess with your digestion and can wear you out or make you retain fluids. Cruciferous veggies like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and mustard greens should be nixed because they inhibit thyroid function.

Dinner Tonight: Lamb and asparagus stew, steamed broccoli and sweet potato, and mixed fruit like blueberries, kiwi, grapes and peaches.

Your Workout: It’s especially important for you to work out regularly to stay fit, and exercising will help regulate stomach problems and ulcers you may experience because of your O-ness. Which is fine, since your blood type thrives on physical exercise anyway. Get sweating with the treadmill, swimming, running, cycling and weight training.


3 Character Traits: Hardworking, responsible, calm

Your Diet: When hunter-gatherer Os started thinning out, our ancestors started relying on agriculture and expanding their diet to include a semi-vegetarian approach. Type As have the digestive enzymes and bacteria it takes to digest grains and plants that other blood types might have a rough time breaking down.

Your Personality: When everyone else is panicking, you keep it cool. You’re responsible, hardworking, detail oriented and extremely organized. But you also have a classic “type A” personality—stressed and conscientious, craving success and perfection. You're the most artistic of the blood types (and even a bit sensitive).

What to Eat: Fill your plate with fruits like berries, figs, plums, apples, avocados, pears and peaches. Choose veggies like broccoli, artichokes, carrots, greens and garlic. Fish and poultry should be limited since type As produce fewer meat-digesting enzymes, which is why they have such a hard time digesting red meat. To get protein, rely on plant protein from nuts (like nut butters), seeds, beans and soy. Since your body can easily break down and get optimal nutrition from grains, carbs and proteins, cereal, breads and pastas should be staples of your diet.

What to Avoid: To balance cortisol levels (you may have high levels, which can lead to OCD, disrupted sleep, muscle loss, fat gain and insulin resistance) limit sugar, caffeine and alcohol and don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. Stressful elements like extreme weather conditions, loud noise, overwork and violent TV and movies should also be avoided.

Dinner Tonight: Tofu-pesto lasagna, broccoli and frozen yogurt.

Your Workout: Since you stress easily, try something calming like yoga.


3 Character Traits: Individualistic, relaxed, unconventional

Your Diet: Type Bs emerged when type Os moved to the Himalayas as nomads, domesticating animals and living on meat and dairy. Modern Bs should rely on lean red meat (like lamb, venison and beef) and fish, and choose turkey over chicken. Because of a sugar present in milk, Bs should work dairy like yogurt, cheese and milk into their diet each day.

Your Personality: You throw yourself into projects you love, always sticking to your goal, even when it’s against the odds. Since you follow your own rules, you’re not the most cooperative of the blood types. And because you pay attention to your thoughts more than your feelings, you can sometimes come off as cold.

What to Eat: Fill up on leafy greens and vegetables, and fruits like bananas, grapes, plums and pineapple.

What to Avoid: Take it easy on grains and avoid corn, buckwheat, rye and wheat since they can alter your ability to metabolize. (Same goes for nuts and seeds, so avoid peanuts, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.)

Dinner Tonight: Broiled fish with roasted yams and rosemary, steamed vegetables and mixed fresh fruit.

Your Workout: Maintaining the mind/body balance is essential, so go for exercises that challenges both, like tennis, martial arts, cycling, hiking or golf.


3 Character Traits: Difficult to read, trustworthy, volatile

Your Diet: Type AB is the newest blood type and is the rarest, found in less than 5% of the population. Since ABers share traits with As and Bs, they’re able to digest a wide range of foods. However, they have type B’s adaption to meats, but A’s low stomach acid, which means meat often gets stored as fat. An AB's staples should be veggies, seafood and turkey. Red meat should be eaten sparingly. ABs, like Bs, thrive on dairy and can process eggs particularly efficiently.

Your Personality: You have traits from both ends of the spectrum, making you hard to pigeonhole. You are passionate in your convictions, but you also want to be liked by others and this can create conflicts. You don't mind doing favors or helping out, as long as its on your own conditions. You may have a special interest in art and metaphysics.

What to Eat: Weak immune system? Try a vegetable-rich diet with a variety of carbohydrates. Snack on fresh fruits like cherries, grapes, watermelon and figs. (But thanks to your alkaline stomach, you might have a hard time digesting acidic foods like oranges.) Certain kinds of seafood, like mahi-mahi, red snapper, salmon, sardines and tuna, are optimal.

What to Avoid: Enjoy carbs in moderation, but bypass corn and buckwheat, which are difficult for ABs to digest. Avoid all smoked and cured meats as well as chicken, veal, beef, pork or shellfish. Steer clear of caffeine and alcohol, especially when you’re stressed.

Dinner Tonight: Tofu omelet with stir-fried vegetables and mixed fruit salad.

Your Work Out: Since you pull from both sides of the spectrum, you need to keep balance in your workout regimen, which means a combo of calming activities (like yoga or tai chi) and more intense physical exercise (like running or biking.) Visualization and carving out time alone are important, too. If you’re going to be sitting a lot (say, at work all day), break it up with some exercise. It will keep you energized for the haul.

Topic How do you write? What kinky, quirky, weird things do you do?
Posted 16 Jul 2014 08:58

That 'writing chair' is interesting. The idea of blocking out external stimuli is probably a good idea. I am absolutely terrible at this - when I write, I'm really undisciplined - music or TV on, random locations, usually laying on my stomach and propped up on my elbows on the bed or the floor, typing on my laptop, taking breaks, sometimes I'm drinking (etc), and sometimes dead sober.

When I edit, however, I get very serious - no noise - and I'm usually in a proper sitting position. I stick to coffee and Advil for those long hours.

Topic Did He Use Me?
Posted 16 Jul 2014 08:06

Dancing doll I get idea that you must fuck elephants or something if you define mine as undersized. Either way I think I can live through any you would dish out. I would only lick my cum off the floor if you licked up like 5 or 6 of your orgasms off the floor. If you're going to have me bust'n quick then I will have you bust'n quick. Most likely equals 5 or 6 of yours. If were going to be a team we have work through things togeter. And I would still be down for that slow motion and knowing, you're always down for anything. That's why I like you. *holds her in a caring and affectionate way*
VelvetDesire I know how to be kind. I am indeed the meaning of a gentleman in every sense.

Dude, I just feel sorry for you. Jerking the little guy over a forum post on the internet? It's kind of sad. You need to work on your self-esteem or maybe find a girl that aims low. Good luck with either scenario - sincerely.

In the meantime - and I'm saying this on behalf of all the women you repeatedly creep on in the public forums - try to rein it in and not bust a nut the minute a female acknowledges one of your nasty posts. I know you crave the attention, but you need to learn a different game, because you keep losing this one.

Apologies to the OP - hopefully this thread can finally get back on track.

Topic Did He Use Me?
Posted 16 Jul 2014 04:50

I think someONE needs to shut the fuck up and let them talk it out. On a nonrelated topic, I think Dancing_Doll is nice looking. I wouldn't mind doing the dumbo on her. The dumbo is a move where you put the full length of your dick in and out of her mouth while slightly pulling each ear in the opposite direction. For dancing doll I would do a slow motion dumbo. But I don't message her because she seems like she's a snob. No disrespect dancing doll if I got you all wrong. You just come off that way.

I'm a forum moderator, vines. That means that I get to tell you to shut the fuck up and let me do my job. Thanks

And on an unrelated topic, you wouldn't survive the Louboutin Grind on the back of your skull. The LG is a move that firmly encourages you to lick your own cum off the floor after your undersized dick goes off the minute your hand touches it because you're actually talking to a girl. For you, I would do a hard grind, but don't worry I have bitch bandaids available, and if the heel gets really wedged in - I wouldn't let you suffer like that. I'd at least point you in the direction of the bus-stop so you can get that shit taken care of at the ER, Cum-Licker. And I mean that as a compliment. I think you'd be good at it and not leave a single drop behind, even if I hadn't cleaned my floor in weeks. I'll give you a few points for that.

Topic Did He Use Me?
Posted 15 Jul 2014 18:21

Where have I made the assumption that you hate all men? I said you post showed a bias against men and I stand by that.
Why and the nasty jibe at the end of each post, what is it for? It belittles you.
Where have you repeatedly asked me to stop. Do you mean "deal with it" or "stop the harrassment"? That is what someone would say when their arguement is lacking.

While I appreciate that everyone loves a 'debate', this isn't the Think Tank and I think this one has run its course. You're both - in effect - agreeing on the same points. The rest is picking at words just for the sake of it.

Let's all let the thread move along, please and thanks.

Topic Plagiarism alert
Posted 15 Jul 2014 12:54

I get plagiarized often, and have filled out dozens and dozens of DMCAs over the years. I've literally lost count. I have also gone after plagiarists directly and make no apologies for it.

In this case, if you haven't already filed a formal DMCA with GoodReads, I would strongly suggest it, as it will possibly lead to the termination of the entire catalog of stories this person has published if they are a repeat infringer (which it seems they are). I've posted details about GoodReads DMCA procedure below, as well as for Google and Amazon (the ones I use most often).

Smashwords, iTunes, and assorted bookstores and story sites all have their individual takedown notice processes and will vary with time-to-respond as well as procedure. Some will take things down instantly once you offer proof (eg. Amazon, Google), others will contact the plagiarist to get their response, so this can drag things out a bit. Just be persistent.

The thing about plagiarists is that they tend to steal from multiple sources and once you're known around the writing community, people/fans and those you've networked with, will contact you and let you know when they see this happening and even fight the fight on your behalf. I am always grateful for that kind of support and regularly do the same for other writers when I see this happening as well.


Google has a drop-down menu style form for their DMCA. This covers Blogger/Blogspot as well. Follow the instructions carefully - if a longer story appears on multiple pages, you will need to fill out of those for 'page one, page two, page three' and so on, even though it's the same story. Turnaround time varies but expect it to take 2-8 weeks. I was dealing with a few take-downs two months ago that averaged around the 8 week timeframe. They do work though - I've never had one go ignored - so just fill out properly and be patient.

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Amazon DMCAs - these get handled much more quickly - usually within 24 hrs, the book is pulled and you will be notified.

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Topic Would You Consider?
Posted 15 Jul 2014 07:31

If she's doing something that she has to hide from her GF, then you can technically call it cheating... different story if they're both cool with it, and just see it as harmless fun. But if your friend walked into this girl's room and she would rush to shut down her computer and/or delete her computer history, she knows she's doing something wrong.

Now... do I think it's as serious as 'real-life' cheating... not really... unless she's emotionally invested and attached to the people she's messing around with online and it's an ongoing thing with one person that's eating up her waking thoughts, even when she's not online.

The problem is - when someone finds out their s.o. is playing online, the reality is - they're sharing some kind of intimacy and fantasy life with someone else. Even if it's purely on a casual level, the person who accidentally discovers this is probably left wondering where the boundaries are... is other stuff going on? would they ever meet these online people in real life or want to? are they unhappy (emotionally or sexually) and looking for someone else to fill the void? So... if your friend hasn't confronted her about it yet, she's probably thinking about the bigger picture and may be confused or stressed about it.. If it was a matter of just some casual chats/cyber with random strangers, it might not be seen as reason to get upset about it... but she may not know how far it's gone (or would go) and is left wondering if this is a symptom of bigger issues in their relationship.

Verdict - they need to talk and figure out what they're both comfortable with as far as 'monogamy' and 'cheating'. Honesty is important. If this girl doesn't consider cyber as a big deal (and for example, wouldn't be bothered if your friend was doing it too), then maybe that's all she needs to feel more secure about the relationship. If it's still an issue for her, then changes need to be made for things to work out. Everyone has limits and if you know those limits and still disrespect them, then yeah... I would call that 'cheating'. Whether that level of cheating is upsetting enough to warrant a break up is still up for debate - depends on the people involved.

Posted 14 Jul 2014 15:31

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All hail Queen Nicola! I hope you have a fantastic day!

And, in lieu of cake and candles, don't forget to blow out the corks on the good stuff! drunken

Topic Bikinis - the skimpier the better?
Posted 13 Jul 2014 07:25

I'm a fan of the classic string bikini, but I'll do cheeky bottoms (in more of the sporty style, especially with a T-back or racerback top), depending on where I'm going/what I'm doing. I also like string tops, halters, bandeaus.

Generally, I like moderate butt-coverage, like this:

I don't do g-strings, full thong, micro-bikinis or anything really over the top or cheesy. It's not about body confidence - it's more about personal taste and I think some of those styles can veer toward looking a little tacky, not to mention kind of non-functional if you enjoy doing more than just tanning and standing around.

Some swimwear brands that I like and own pieces from - L*Space, LeTarte, Kaohs Swim, Vitamin A. I have a couple of fashion brand bikinis as well (Burberry, D&G, La Perla). I have a couple of older ones from Victoria Secret. Generally for me, it's all about the fabric - I also hate padding and overly structured styles.

Topic Teeth Whitening
Posted 11 Jul 2014 08:59

So.... to those that purchased this product from Amazon - what's the verdict? Yay or nay? :)

Topic Stockings and garter belts?
Posted 11 Jul 2014 08:01

I wear thigh-high hose, tights, socks, fishnets but I'm not into garters. I'll wear them for a guy if it turns him on or if it's part of a corset or sex-outfit (I do have a few), but it's not really my thing. I would never wear a garter unless it was for a guy - I don't really like them. Bare legs are always my first choice in warm months and then thigh-high stay-ups of some kind in cooler, winter months.

Topic Elliot Rodger kills 6, injures 13 others. Is it rape culture, guns or something else?
Posted 11 Jul 2014 07:05

sometimes i think it needs to come to this. planet of the apes style. This is for Doll...

A year ago Usha Narayane was about to embark on a new life. A call-centre worker with a diploma in hotel management, she was 25 and about to travel north from her home in the centre of India to begin a managerial job in a hotel in Punjab. The job would transport her not only geographically but also socially.

Like her neighbours, Narayane is a dalit, an "untouchable", at the bottom of the caste ladder. Schooling and literacy are rare among the women of Kasturba Nagar, the slum neighbourhood in the city of Nagpur where she grew up. She was unmarried, preferring to work and study. Yet nobody resented her success. Instead, they had high hopes for the girl. But Narayane went nowhere. Today, she is in her family's one-room, windowless home, awaiting trial for murder.

At 3pm on August 13 2004, Akku Yadav was lynched by a mob of around 200 women from Kasturba Nagar. It took them 15 minutes to hack to death the man they say raped them with impunity for more than a decade. Chilli powder was thrown in his face and stones hurled. As he flailed and fought, one of his alleged victims hacked off his penis with a vegetable knife. A further 70 stab wounds were left on his body. The incident was made all the more extraordinary by its setting. Yadav was murdered not in the dark alleys of the slum, but on the shiny white marble floor of Nagpur district court.

Laughed at and abused by the police when they reported being raped by Yadav, the women took the law into their own hands. A local thug, Yadav and his gang had terrorised the 300 families of Kasturba Nagar for more than a decade, barging into homes demanding money, shouting threats and abuse.

Residents say he murdered at least three neighbours and dumped their bodies on railway tracks. They had reported his crimes to the police dozens of times. Each time he was arrested, he was granted bail.

But it was rape that Yadav used to break and humiliate the community. A rape victim lives in every other house in the slum, say the residents of Kasturba Nagar. He violated women to control men, ordering his henchmen to drag even girls as young as 12 to a nearby derelict building to be gang-raped.

In India, even to admit to being raped is taboo, yet dozens of Yadav's victims reported the crime. But the 32-year-old was never charged with rape. Instead, the women say, the police would tell him who had made the reports and he would come after them. According to residents, the police were hand-in-glove with Yadav: he fed the local officers bribes and drink, and they protected him.

When one 22-year-old reported being raped by Yadav, the police accused her of having an affair with him and sent her away. Several others were sent away after being told: "You're a loose woman. That's why he raped you."

Nagpur is counted among India's fastest-growing cities. Yet the experience of the women of Kasturba Nagar is a parallel tale of how everyday life in India's back streets is stuck in the past. Splashed across the country's news- papers, the gory image of Yadav's blood on the courtroom floor was a lesson in the consequences of a state unable to protect the weak and the vulnerable.

After Yadav's murder, powerful voices were raised supporting the lynch mob. Prominent lawyers issued a statement saying the women should not be treated as the accused, but as the victims. One retired high court judge even congratulated the women. "In the circumstances they underwent, they were left with no alternative but to finish Akku. The women repeatedly pleaded with the police for their security. But the police failed to protect them," said Justice Bhau Vahane.

Two weeks before the lynching, Yadav came to Narayane's house on several successive days, threatening to throw acid on her and rape her. He targeted her, she says, because she was outspoken and her brother-in-law, a lawyer, had verbally stood up to Yadav. "He raped only poor people whom he thought wouldn't go and tell, or if they did, wouldn't be listened to. But he made a big mistake in threatening me. People felt that if I were attacked, no woman would ever be safe."

Although Narayane has been charged with Yadav's murder, she claims she was not at the court when it took place but in the slum collecting signatures for a mass complaint against him. Among the charges levelled against her are some of India's most serious offences, including "anti- nationalist" crimes amounting to treason. "The cops say I planned the murder; that I started it. They have to make someone a scapegoat," she says. She believes she has been singled out because she has been the police's most vociferous critic. Her education gave her the confidence that inspired the community to act, she says.

In the week before the lynching, people started to talk about taking action against Yadav. He disappeared, sensing boiling anger. Narayane and her brother-in-law bypassed the local officers and went straight to the deputy commissioner. He gave the family a safe house for a night and promised to search for him.

On August 6, hundreds of residents smashed his empty house to rubble. By evening they heard Yadav had "surrendered" and was in custody. "The police had said he would be in danger if he came back. They suggested he surrender into their care for his own safety."

The next day he was due to appear at the city's district court and 500 slum residents gathered. As Yadav arrived, one of his henchmen tried to pass him knives wrapped in a blanket under the noses of the police. After the women protested, the accomplice was arrested and Yadav taken back into custody, but not before he threatened to return and teach every woman in the slum a lesson.

Hearing that Yadav was likely to get bail yet again, when he returned to court, the women decided to act. "It was not calculated," Narayane says. "It was not a case that we all sat down and calmly planned what would happen. It was an emotional outburst. The women decided that, if necessary, they'd go to prison, but that this man would never come back and terrorise them."

On the day of Yadav's hearing, 200 women came to the court armed with vegetable knives and chilli powder. As he walked in, Yadav spotted one of the women he had raped. He called her a prostitute and threatened to repeat the crime against her. The police laughed. She took off her sandal and began to hit him, shouting, "We can't both live on this Earth together. It's you or me."

It was a rallying cry to an incensed mob. Soon, he was being attacked on all sides. Knives were drawn and the two terrified officers guarding him ran away. Within 15 minutes, Yadav was dead on the courthouse floor. But his death has not brought the women peace. Five were immediately arrested, then released following a demonstration across the city. Now every woman living in the slum has claimed responsibility for the murder. They say no one person can take the blame: they have told the police to arrest them all.

But it is Narayane who is in limbo as she waits for her case to be heard. "After the murder, society's eyes opened: the police's failings came to light. That has irritated them. The police see me as a catalyst for the exposure and want to nip it in the bud."

They face a fight. Narayane is loudly unrepentant. "I'm not scared. I'm not ashamed," she says. "We've done a good thing for society. We will see whether society repays us".

This is one of the more disturbing news stories that I've read.. and I'm disturbed for the women, not the sicko that got killed.

In some parts of the world, the 'culture of violence, rape and misogyny' is so ingrained that it's reflected in the lack of enforcement of the laws and the corruption of them when it comes to protecting victims. This is the kind of thing that leads to vigilante justice and then the persecution of the victim-turned-avenger. Very sad on all counts.

Topic Did He Use Me?
Posted 11 Jul 2014 05:36

It might be that things were getting deeper than he wanted (or not deep enough, or quickly enough if he was pressing for real-life contact). It might be that he was just looking for a little online distraction during a rough patch with a wife or girlfriend and things cleared up so he went back to regular life. He might have gotten bored or he might have been chatting with multiple people at the same time and as one took off, others got left behind. It's impossible to say, but as dpw said - online stuff can be very transient - especially in the early stages of getting to know someone. I wouldn't take it personally at it.

Everyone has different motivations for getting to know people in cyberspace and yours didn't mesh with his. In an ideal world, he should have let you know before disappearing, so that you weren't left wondering 'what happened' but people don't often do this because it's so easy to disappear online and not look back.

Topic Strange or normal kink?
Posted 11 Jul 2014 05:24

It's not a turn on for me, but I think it's pretty normal, assuming it's of a girl that you're involved with on some level. As Dirty_D said, don't do it to strangers. But if you're into it and the girl thinks it would be sexy, go for it.

I remember seeing some cum tributes posted that some guy did for a girl and he jizzed before waiting for the ink to dry on the print-out so all the ink ran together with the cum and just made a monstrous blob of the girl's face. It was kinda funny, but worth mentioning as a tip if someone is planning to try it.

Topic Ladies, have you ever had a sugar daddy before?
Posted 11 Jul 2014 05:16

As a man who enjoys buying gifts and spoiling women who I have been with, I have to laugh at some of the perceptions of some respondents of this thread. It's amazing how quickly some are to judge, especially on a site like this.

Maybe the thread should have been worded, "Ladies, do you enjoy getting spoiled by your man and your guy friends?" A 'sugar daddy' is more of an atypical relationship - even by using that term rather than 'boyfriend' or 'friend' - it's more of an 'arrangement'.

I'm going by the standard definition.

And by the way - no judgment from me. As I said, I have friends who do it (or have done it). Both people are getting something out of it that makes them happy. Everyone should do whatever works for them.

Topic Ladies, have you ever had a sugar daddy before?
Posted 10 Jul 2014 11:30

I never faked anything..never put out. And I worked, paid my own rent, ect... while I had the pleasure of having the company of men who loved to take me out, or spoil me.

I would call a guy taking a girl out, paying for dinner and gifts as just part of regular dating, especially if the girl is attracted to him and not faking interest in him to get something out of the situation.

I have a friend or two that have gone the formal definition of the sugar daddy route and it usually involves money/rent paid, extravagant gifts, travel, monetary "loans" etc. where the return for the rich guy is basically a hot (younger) girl that provides sex and/or companionship, fun and the fake premise of love. It's a mutually beneficial 'arrangement'.

It works for some people and not for others - depends on what one's motivations are. I'm just not wired that way.

Topic Ladies, have you ever had a sugar daddy before?
Posted 10 Jul 2014 11:11


Material things are nice but it's not worth faking it and losing your independence.

Topic Happy Birthday ShyVixen
Posted 10 Jul 2014 04:31

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Happy Birthday, beautiful! I hope you have a fantastic day! :)

Topic Big bust up over 'gay cake' Who do you think is right?
Posted 09 Jul 2014 17:49

The exact same kind of case happened in Colorado in 2012. I agree with the rulings and think they should apply across the board when it comes to situations like this.

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Colorado's Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the practice did not trump the state's anti-discrimination statutes.

The unanimous ruling from the seven-member commission upheld an administrative law judge's finding in December that Jack Phillips violated civil rights law when he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012. The couple sued.


Gay marriage remains illegal in Colorado. Mullins and Craig were married in Massachusetts and wanted a wedding cake for a reception to celebrate their union back home in Westminster, another Denver suburb.

State law prohibits businesses from refusing to serve customers based on their sexual orientation.

The panel issued its ruling verbally. It ordered Phillips to stop discriminating against gay people and to report quarterly for two years on staff anti-discrimination training and any customers he refuses to serve.

Phillips' attorney said she was considering appealing the ruling to the Colorado Court of Appeals

Here's a link to the original story - Link