Topic Do You Consider Yourself To Be A Feminist?
20 May 2015 08:48
As been stated by me and others before it is impossible for some. But you just don't want to except that, because it probably is possible for you. Correct me if I'm wrong but I get the feeling that you are a white heterosexual cis man. I'm a white bisexual cis man, but still pretty much in the closet to many people about my sexuality, as I was to myself for a long time. I found it hard to not always project my privilege on other people's experiences. Still do sometimes. I get the impression that you find that hard too.
Acknowleging that you're in a privileged position and that other's may have different experiences doesn't mean that you as an individual are cause of all the problems those other people have. But not acknowleging will probably not make the situation better for them either.
None of us can help being born in a society that's not equal yet. But the least we can do is acknowleging what role we play in maintaining or changing that inequality.
Topic CSI Semen Detection
13 May 2015 07:10
Damn, CBS has really gone too far with these CSI spinoffs...and I thought CSI cyber was bad.....
Topic boobs in a bath
25 Apr 2015 13:20
They only move when I move them.
Not entirely true. They definitely move when I move them as well.
Topic U.S. Politics - Religious Freedom Bill
02 Apr 2015 08:02
Good point. No, not at all.
My response definitely does need clarification. My first statement about the right to refuse anyone they want to is not right.
But there is still a difference between refusing to serve someone because of a moral conviction that homosexuality is wrong and say what colour skin they have.
What colour skin someone has isn't an issue of morality (how you treat someone based on their skin colour is a moral issue however)
So what i am trying to say is that a business should be allowed to do business without fear of being sued etc. for not catering for something they believe is morally wrong. If that makes sense?
I know people would still disagree with me in this, but that's what i believe.
Thanks for that Sprite :)
Topic Escort services
31 Jan 2015 07:51
I have used an Escort quite a few times in my life.
Not the best car in the world, but will do in a pinch.
Topic Atractive people,with always attract other attactive people,and not so much attractive people.
27 Jan 2015 18:59
So, attractive women are shallow because they seek attractive men, and yet you only approach attractive women yourself? This is pretty much what your title and your post are telling us. If I may ask, how does that make you any less shallow than they are?
Dani gave you some nice advices, but I'll add my own perspective...
The way I see it, in love/dating/relationships a lot of it has to do with accepting and loving your own self. When you're in love with someone and it's reciprocated, an important part of the fulfillment is the pride of realizing who you can manage to attract: "Wow, I can attract a smart and gorgeous lady! I must be a great person myself!" . This might sound very selfish, but just about everybody is like that: there's a great deal of self-directed love in relationships, in my very honest opinion.
Now if you keep seeking women that are more beautiful, intelligent, educated and entertaining than you are, it kinda hints to the fact that you're not really satisfied with your own person: how about dating a woman that's your equal? would you be satisfied with that?
Like attracts like, there's no way around it. Why would a gorgeous woman bother with an average looking guy when she can easily attract dozens of handsome males that are just as intelligent and entertaining as he is? Why would a successful guy bother with a girl that has absolutely no ambitions in life? There might be rare exceptions to this and sometimes the 'whole package' will be considered more than individual qualities, but generally speaking this is quite accurate of how things are.
So, here are your options:
1- You keep seeking partners that are out of your range and stay in a perpetual state of dissatisfaction
2- You accept the fact that you're not all that good-looking and date women that are in your range (and therefore finally accept your own baggage of qualities/flaws)
3- You work on yourself. You want to date attractive women? Be attractive yourself. You want to date interesting women? Be interesting yourself. And so on and so forth.
I actually think this is completely backward. I think you should learn to love yourself because of who you are, and definitely not because of who you can attract. Build confidence in yourself based solely on who you are and not because of who you can attract. Once you get to that point, the rest will take care of itself.
Topic Ass big
27 Jan 2015 07:05
Step Two (first balloon):
Step Three (second balloon):
Step Four (let balloons dry):
Step Five: Pop the balloons with a needle so you're left with a hollow structure.
Step Six: Place the balloons under garment of choice (skirt, jeans, dress, etc.) near the butt area...and enjoy.
Must you discuss our sex life in this thread?
Topic Do guys really imagine having sex with all of their female friends?
21 Jan 2015 10:04
I don't fantasize about my female friends sexually, but I do have some friends that say they do. I think it all depends on the connection each person has with the woman. As baseball player Grady Sizemore once said, "I’ve gotten interesting letters and proposals and stuff. It still shocks me. Some of these women are crazy!"
Sorry for the obscure baseball reference, but surely at least one person in this thread knows who he is.
Topic Guns! Yaaay!!
19 Jan 2015 10:42
In Europe we call what happened in Paris an outrage, a masacre. In the US it's merely another statistic.
Honestly, we call it an outrage and a massacre here in the U.S. as well. Not sure if you have the impression that Americans don't, but we absolutely do.
Topic Who is going to pay the new memebership fee for this site?
09 Jan 2015 08:42
instead of trying paid accounts , why not first ask for donations from the world, like many services do in the world...see how much comes in and then re-evaluate the finaces.
I'm pretty sure that was what the gold membership was, and it obviously didn't yield the needed results.
Topic 12 People killed at Satirical Magazine Publishers
08 Jan 2015 05:36
I think that stings me the most is this prophetic quote from Stéphane Charbonnier a few years ago, "I would rather die standing than live on my knees." I know many people feel that way and say such things, but to meet your demise that way is a totally different ballgame.
Topic What Are The Most Memorable Movie Scenes That Have Stayed With You Always?
03 Jan 2015 11:28
Two from the same film Casablanca. A heart broken Humphrey Bogart (Rick Blaine)
Could not agree more. I absolutely love that movie, and grumpy, frustrated Bogey is fantastic.
Topic New Premium Membership policy
02 Jan 2015 19:13
Now all of a sudden without any notice Lush wants to charge for what used to be free.
Actually, it is not without notice. I believe the site has just given everyone 6 months notice via the grace period, which is a very generous amount of time. This site is just like any other service based business. If you don't think the service is worth the amount being charged, then it should be a simple decision to move on. With all that being said, lets at least not say that there wasn't any notice given if you have a half year grace period.
Topic Do you own any silveer and gold as US currency faces collapse?
30 Dec 2014 04:52
Yes, some of both...and stocks, and bonds, ... and real estate, and some objets d'art... What of it? Those are just material things.
I am going to do a bit of my own wandering. What collapse, exactly? If things are going to get that bad, as one of my friends once said, it is better to invest in guns...another topic for another day.
Are we talking conspiracy? I am not seeing details, but I am not surprised about lack of detail. Most conspiracies cannot stand on the inverted pyramid of secret-keepers that one would have to incredulously maintain to keep the conspiracy truly secret. Too much credit is given to the perfection of organizing an effective "Big ____" (fill in the blank) conspiracy, requiring incredibly perfect detailed execution, and not enough credit given for the extreme likelihood of having details "leak" at some point. Current affairs and recent news proves time and time again that most Big conspiracies are untenable (Few still believe the 911 conspiracies, I hope). It is far more likely that something relatively small has a greater chance of being concealed for a longer time, but eventually (as some recent celeb news proves), the story cannot be suppressed forever. Probably the biggest conspiracy of sorts revolves around the suppression of child abuse by persons in a position of authority. But give credit to people. When they see problems, or bullshit, they eventually call it what it is, and the truth (not what you want, but what is really true) comes out. Then, the biggest obstacle is cognitive dissonance in the remaining "true-believers" - an oxymoron, if ever there were one.
Getting back on topic (maybe), lets not focus so much on money, and put our priorities where they really matter. I ask again, who cares about silver and gold? I am extremely happy just to be alive, at a time so rich in wonder, creativity, and achievements that got us to this point. Sadly, not enough people appreciate how good things really are, and they put too much value in possessions, and their acquisition, or put too much faith in belief versus critical thinking. and generate so much misery by worrying about not having enough, or screwing others (their exes, their bosses, the Man, the infidels, ... you name it...) without living a full life in service and consideration, care and compassion for others. I give a lot of monetary value to charity, and I also give a ton of my personal spare time. The latter is by far more precious to me, but the non-monetary ROI is what really mattes, and what keeps me going. It is a different perception of what offers true value to life.
Furthermore, who will care about trading for silver and gold after this supposed financial collapse? Will I really trade my beans that I grew for silver and gold if I am just living meal to meal on what I can grow and acquire through barter?