Forum posts made by lyfbuz

Topic What is your best party trick?
Posted 15 Dec 2017 16:33

I can induce multiple orgasms with champagne and ice cubes

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 15 Dec 2017 16:30

Greetings Mr Rumple! Whaddaya got to ease my mind off the combination of insane Xmas shoppers and treacherous road conditions?

Topic Net Neutrality and Porn
Posted 15 Dec 2017 16:26

I don't get this at all, based on what I see in the news I thought politicians must love porn, oh wait, they get free internet don't they?

Topic Would you have coffee or tea with the person above you?
Posted 14 Dec 2017 18:02

If I'm hanging out with Miss app I'll be needing alcohol thanx. :)

Topic Beautiful Female Celebrities
Posted 13 Dec 2017 19:26

I've "met" or been around lots of female celebrities though almost always in a setting where they are made up and dressed to the nines. I just see them as people which may colour my judgement. Halle Berry is the one who I thought looked absolutely stunning with what appeared to be a minimum of makeup. I'll bet georgiagirl is more curvy as many celebs keep themselves excessively lean for the camera which in my opinion looks less attractive in real life. The best looking woman I ever saw in my life was a cashier at a grocery store in North Dakota.

Topic Has This Ever Happened To You?
Posted 12 Dec 2017 19:25

two words: Ball gag

Topic Heap abuse on Sprite
Posted 12 Dec 2017 18:53

Her kitty ears are bent and threadbare.

and her tail has a kink in it L16

Topic What's the weather like where you are?
Posted 12 Dec 2017 16:17

-22F what wiseass started this thread anyway?

Topic Your biggest flaw?
Posted 12 Dec 2017 16:14

Rampant humility

Topic Whatever happened to Oceanrunner?
Posted 12 Dec 2017 16:13

Don't worry about oceanrunner, he became a pirate and is sailing in conquest of Great Britain as we speak.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Dec 2017 16:11

I'll spring for a hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps for browncoffee, in fact I'll have one myself. Its -22F here, emphasis on the eff. On the upside my retired neighbour cleaned my driveway with his snowblower so I got home from work and didn't have to tunnel my way into my garage. My boss is forcing me to take 2 weeks off at Xmas. I'm shattered...

Topic What's your favorite Christmas movie?
Posted 11 Dec 2017 18:04

the first half of The Grinch

Topic If you click on this thread, you have to post
Posted 11 Dec 2017 17:59

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 11 Dec 2017 17:37

Howdy y'all, vodka for me please. Apologies to the fine writers who drink here, been kinda busy and not much time for reading and commenting. I'll try to do a bit of catchup once December winds down. Malls need traffic lights. And light sabres.

Topic A good midnight snack
Posted 11 Dec 2017 17:33

Cherry pie and a Dirty Sprite

Topic Is there anyone who thinks this tax reform is actually a good idea?
Posted 11 Dec 2017 17:30

Giving bigger tax breaks to the middle class and poor would actually stimulate the economy more. They would actually spend much more, strongly boosting the overall economy. Tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations don't generally increase spending and therefore do not bolster the economy.

As far as taxing churches, I'm probably one of the few here that would vehemently oppose that. Now if a church or church organization owns and operates a for-profit or for-profit type business, that business should be taxed like any other. But not the church, it's direct activity, or it's buildings/campus.

Most Protestant Churches do not own or operate for-profit type businesses. But a few do. I do know the Catholic church often owns businesses that compete with private enterprise. A tax break for those church owned enterprises should not be allowed.

Now, I do believe that a church or religious organization that doesn't use nearly all of it's donations for ministry missions and charitable work should be endanger of losing it's 'church' status. Once that happened, it would be subject to taxation.

I might agree taking into account the humanitarian works done by various religious organizations but the larger religious organizations have massive holdings in banking, insurance, chemical plants, real estate,etc not to mention gold, jewels and art most often plundered in the name of religion. In my neck of the woods un-taxed Amish and Mennonites are putting local farmers out of business because they don't pay tax while the non-religious do pay tax and therefore are at a competitive disadvantage. I think you make an important distinction in terms of for-profit type businesses. For me tax everyone the same. It offends me no end knowing that a portion of my tax dollars supports religious enterprise.

Topic Let's have some fun. The person above you, are they naughty or nice?
Posted 10 Dec 2017 20:27

Smoocher? Nice guy but I suspect a lifetime of naughtiness

Topic Am I normal if I've never squirted and think it's scary/gross?
Posted 10 Dec 2017 10:30

Based on my experience I'd say its far more normal to not squirt as that's been a pretty rare occurrence in my experience. As for what turns you on/off or grosses you out its all a pretty personal thing and I wouldn't worry about it in the least.
I've been known to make women cry for reasons I often don't understand...before during and after sex...I don't overthink it...

Topic Putting Black Men in the Narrative.
Posted 10 Dec 2017 10:01

Some of the easiest to find and more reflective, is poetry. Some great creative minds have worried in that area. Even start with Song lyrics.... wide open, easy to access and reasonably short for small group work.

Careful in your efforts to "pick out" what you think they want or should read in considering where they are or come from. I tend to resent that greatly, when others "don't know me".

I was thinking about poetry and music too but shied away thinking that current day content might just reinforce stereotypes and the same circle of disadvantage. Not sure "Smack Da Bitch Up" is a helpful choice but then I'm just a dumbass whiteboy. But weekender makes a great point about trying to "pick out" what they want or should read. I'm thinking along the lines of derailing the current education process that leaves minorities with no relevant point of reference. Some great suggestions here btw, thanx to everyone for helping me build my own reading list.
You may want to include the poetry of Gil Scott Heron, often referred to as the Godfather of Rap. My fav is " Whitey on the Moon " where he describes the black experience but hey its all good bc we got a man on the moon. The concept still resonates today as we funnel billions in to government programs while kids don't have the basic necessities.
Another thought would be to include books from a broad variety of non-black writers/characters. In one book I read the teacher was trying to engage a black student using Othello which of course worked in the book but may not in reality. You never know, maybe a book by a Japanese writer will spark a lifelong interest in books.
I'm also wondering if you are thinking of linking reading to creative writing; taking what they read and using it to express themselves?

Topic Putting Black Men in the Narrative.
Posted 09 Dec 2017 19:56

Interesting topic Rachel. I think both statements hold true for black men and probably to most if not all disadvantaged groups. The ability to read and write opens so many doors of opportunity.
I came across a great read called "The Spook Who Sat By the Door" by Sam Greenlee that might be interesting. Its about a black CIA guy who builds a network of black gang members to derail the establishment. May not be suitable reading for your audience but who knows. There are a ton of inspirational black writers out there, Mandela, Maya Angelou, Dick Gregory for starters.
I'm really interested to hear what other say about this.

Topic The Shard-o-verse
Posted 09 Dec 2017 16:16

Okay, I now have every Shard still on Lush in my sig line (I haven't actually published it yet, as I am awaiting verification on the latest one, so if it is overwhelmingly long, I will just use my faves).

The are in rough chronological order for the first 10 or so (the v.2 Shards), after which it all goes to hell.

There are eight Shards no longer on Lush: Elevation, Fire and Ice, Buttons, Morning Light, Mindful, The Razor Thin Edge, Business Casual and Reruns. They are pretty much my faves, and I pulled them off Lush to try to get them published in online/print mags. Sold three so far: Elevation, Buttons, and The Razor Thin Edge. The other five are out, breathlessly awaiting approval or rejection, anxiously awaiting their fates. Sorta like sending your kids off to college and out into the real world. At least, I think so, I an still a few years from experiencing that.

Congrats Verbal! Significant accomplishment but not really a surprise given the quality of the Shards. Hoping you see all your favs published!!!

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Dec 2017 16:11

Champagne please Mr Rumple and keep it coming, drinks are on me. Make sure the beauty on the throne gets the first flute.
Victory is sweet indeed, as Toronto FC defeats Seattle to win the MLS Cup.

Toronto FC 2
Seattle Sounders 0

Topic I AM
Posted 09 Dec 2017 16:04

I AM well pleased that Toronto FC just won the MLS Cup spanking the Seattle Sounders 2 - 0.

Topic COFFEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 09 Dec 2017 11:15

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 09 Dec 2017 11:10

Huge bowl of homemade chili with fresh garlic bread.

Topic What do you do to stay fit?
Posted 09 Dec 2017 11:02

I chase women. Perhaps one day I will catch one.

Topic Is there anyone who thinks this tax reform is actually a good idea?
Posted 09 Dec 2017 10:50

US Corporate Cash

If anyone is wondering about how much cash US corporations are:
a) hoarding overseas
b) hoarding domestically

The story is from Sept 2016. So Trump is assuming that a lower corporate tax rate will bring trillions of dollars back into the USA where it will be invested for the good of all Americans. I won't be holding my breath. The problem is hardly unique to the US either as this is a common strategy employed by corporations all over the world. Overall US Corp's are holding $9.25 trillion in cash or about $13,000 for every man, woman and child in the USA. Given the current interest rate that money is essentially sitting idle.
I'm sure some of you are thinking what business is the US economy to some dumbass Canadian. Fact is the Canadian economy is dramatically affected by the US economy as they are our largest trading partner by far. So like it or not we have a vested interest in US policy as does much of the world.

Maybe Trump should impose a 30% tax on hoarded corporate cash then he can build that wall he promised. evil5

Topic What Might You Find in The Closet of the Person Above You, (In Pictures)?
Posted 09 Dec 2017 09:18

Topic Let's have some fun. The person above you, are they naughty or nice?
Posted 08 Dec 2017 18:56

Diabolically and creatively evil carefully hidden beneath a thin shell of civility and clever charm. In other words just another awesome Canadian.

Topic Is there anyone who thinks this tax reform is actually a good idea?
Posted 08 Dec 2017 18:39

Nearly all tax reform is bullshit, nothing more than the group in power pandering to special interest groups and their voter base. Governments should impose a simple progressive tax, eliminate all loopholes and special credits then fund programs on the basis of annual revenue. A formula should be employed where a certain percentage of revenue is set aside annually in strong economic years and then used in years of lower revenue to sustain an even program level. Unfortunately that is never going to happen because good economics is bad politics.