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The Lounge In my Chat I'm going to Carolina Aug 29 2014
11:01 (UTC)
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Lovely... they are beautiful, yes. You were certainly overdue!

Adult fishing pole would be a good investment. Definitely on sale. And the right fishing mojo. Not sure if you casn find that on sale though.

Weight Loss Literally, Just A Little Ball of Chub Aug 29 2014
10:58 (UTC)
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Long-term solutions to weight loss stick. Short-term solutions don't, the weight will come right back. If you learn how to do it right you have a much better chance of keeping it off.

So you are 5 lbs from where you were before you got pregnant? That's great progress!

How tall are you?

The Lounge In my Chat I'm going to Carolina Aug 29 2014
10:53 (UTC)
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First!

Friday!

Good one. I love JT. Never could get into the whole grits thing but maybe I'm just doing it wrong. 

The Lounge Women who've slept around have worse marriages... Aug 28 2014
21:35 (UTC)
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Paddling a canoe together on a long float trip is also a good litmus test.

The Lounge nine-year-old kills gun range instructor with uzi Aug 28 2014
21:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

would a kid get the distinction? probably not. that's why kids have parents: to say, y'know what, kid? it's okay that right now you think you'd like to fire an uzi, but let's set that aside and do something more age-appropriate. and if you still want to fire an uzi when you're 25, that'll be you decision. but right now, let's do some nine-year-old stuff and talk about what you'd like to do next year, and maybe the year after that.

Right? And then take a big black sharpie and strike though the item, and tell them to think of something else (that meets parental approval) to replace that. In other words, NO.

The Lounge Feminism or sexism? Aug 28 2014
21:26 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

Original Post by watergirl:   Personally, I'd rather press charges than work on that list. Therapy isn't the only way to achieve resilience. 

fyi, i dunno exactly how it works down there, but up here you don't get to press charges. that's not your decision. you make a complaint, the police investigate, and the crown decides whether or not to press charges. from the time that you make the complaint, the process is out of your hands and beyond your control, for as long as it takes.

Many things in life are out of my hands and beyond my control, and accepting that reinforces my resiliency. 

Sometimes the system works, and sometimes it doesn't. I would still take whatever measures required to pursue justice via the legal system, even if it is a crap shoot. The fact that the outcome may not be fulfill my expectations is not a deterrent, its an accepted risk.

The Lounge Women who've slept around have worse marriages... Aug 28 2014
11:37 (UTC)
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Original Post by gotborked:

Original Post by cajunrider:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

i think you're putting a lot of stock in a silly article that you've misinterpreted. but whatever.

I think he's getting exactly what he wants out of the article.

I have this mental image of a boy shoving a stick into a mound of fire ants and watching the angry ants coming out ready to defend the nest. The boy knows it's wrong but he does it any way.

Good analogy.  There certainly is a hive mind here...and the ants do swarm when they feel prodded by an uncomfortable point of truth.

*like*

The Lounge nine-year-old kills gun range instructor with uzi Aug 28 2014
11:34 (UTC)
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Who puts an uzi in the hands of a 9yo? Who sees that on their child's bucket list and thinks its a good idea? I'm still trying to process this. Tragic. 

eta: I had a next-door neighbor who taught his daughter how to handle guns RESPONSIBLY. Somebody broke into their house when she was 10yo and home alone and she yelled "I have a gun and I know how to use it!" and she did. They ran off. 

Two ends of the spectrum.

 

The Lounge Feminism or sexism? Aug 28 2014
11:26 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

there's no "solution." but my opinion on where we should be focusing our attention was in the part of my post that you edited out.

Helping the victims have the resilience to survive and thrive.

Any specific ideas?

plenty of 'em. they all start with equal opportunity. that's feminism.

here's a primer.

The primer's pretty fluffy.  How would you translate those concepts in actions?

Personally, I'd rather press charges than work on that list. Therapy isn't the only way to achieve resilience. 

The Lounge Feminism or sexism? Aug 27 2014
12:10 (UTC)
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I didn't see it either.

Beyonce and Miley planned every single element of their performances. They flaunt their sexuality on their own terms. Apparently, that is what feminism means now. If I flash my tits because I feel like it, I'm a feminist. 

 

The Lounge Get the CHAT. Get the CHAT Shoe Shine. Aug 27 2014
12:00 (UTC)
204

*drops other shoe*

I <3 lizards! 

Water management conference again all day today. Yesterday, it was lawyers and legislative committees and water managers and scientists, discussing where we are going and how we get there. California? you should be taking notes, biytch.

Today will be presentations and CEUs. I have to renew my license next week and need 7 more. Also, we are hosting a steak dinner with 30 guests. Going to be a long day!

Have a good one, chatters. :)

Weight Loss help Aug 27 2014
11:51 (UTC)
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Why are you eating uncontrollably? Boredom? Hunger? Or are you surrounded by ice cream, cake, french fries and pizza, you know, all those foods that are hard to resist? I used to have the hardest time when I was studying. So hard not to snack!

I try to eat more protein, it helps me feel full longer. Yogurt, cheese, eggs, meat. Nothing wrong with carbs, they are  not evil, and we need them for energy, they just don't keep me feeling full as long. I eat 3 meals a day plus 2-3 small snacks in between. Plus I count my calories. That's how I control my  weight.

A realistic goal would be 1-2 lbs a week. 2 lbs is way easier for big men with large calorie requirements. So shoot for 1 lb. That's 30 weeks. In 30 weeks, you may be 5'3" inches tall, so your math is going to be changing soon. :)

 

 

The Lounge Women who've slept around have worse marriages... Aug 26 2014
15:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by barbarjinx:

Original Post by cajunrider:

Nah.

It's more likely Bork was bored so he poked around.

But will that poking around affect is view of future threads? :p

Excellent question.

The Lounge Women who've slept around have worse marriages... Aug 26 2014
15:06 (UTC)
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Misogyny and Enmity

Live together in perfect harmony

The Lounge Women who've slept around have worse marriages... Aug 26 2014
14:50 (UTC)
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Original Post by gotborked:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I heard this study reported on NPR this morning, but they didn't give it the same slut-shaming slant that borked has given it.

 

 

What, cause I quoted Ludacris?

I was going to correct you and say no that was Dre, But Ho preceded Housewife, and Dre didn't write it anyways.

Health & Support Feeling mentally broken and alone. Aug 26 2014
14:35 (UTC)
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I <3 death metal.

*whips hair*

Health & Support Feeling mentally broken and alone. Aug 26 2014
12:39 (UTC)
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Excellent idea, p_c.

My bf tried to teach me to play. He would come home and play for an hour or so, just to work out the stress of the day. What kind of music do you like? Can you record/post an mp3 of you playing for us? 

Foods how to store almond milk! Aug 26 2014
12:35 (UTC)
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So maybe don't leave it in the pantry for long either? I have a box that has been in there a few weeks.

The Lounge Tuesday comes and goes like Chat posts slowly show Aug 26 2014
12:06 (UTC)
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I am assuming the fees cover the infrastructure. Pipelines, meters at the sell points, etc. or to help defray the cost of remediating the drinking water, not sure.

If it doesn't cost you money to hang onto them, I would. 

 

eta: mineral rights forum Might start here if you want to investigate. 

The Lounge Friend Issue...I could use some advice Aug 26 2014
11:58 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

"you're welcome to come along. i invited you because i wanted to spend that time with you. but i'm not comfortable sharing such a small space with a man i don't know. of course, if you want to get a hotel room nearby, we'd love to hang out and get to know him better."

You need to tell her this ASAP. I can think of nothing worse than having to spend my vacation with some jerkwad I didn't invite and being pissed off at my friend the whole damn time. That's not a vacation, that's a special kind of hell. 

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