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 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 3767 (view)
 
Trump for President...
Posted: 6/11/2016 8:47:16 AM
^^ By the way, this relates to Trump because he is the YAHOO yelling from the rafters. He has no idea on the topics he is even talking about and all he says that he can do ANYTHING to do with international relations because he is a BUSINESSMAN and he negotiates all the time.

That is like say I am the greatest snowshoer ever because I live in Alaska.

Trump doesn't even realize that Intergovernmental negotiations is NOTHING like a contract or business negotiation, and while he has experience in the latter, he has ZERO experience in the former.

And yet he wants the top job in the above. Maybe he should try being a diplomat first and get some actual experience (haha just kidding, his ego would NEVER allow for that).
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 3766 (view)
 
Trump for President...
Posted: 6/11/2016 8:42:47 AM

A couch potato may be far more informed than she is to give a higher weight worthy opinion.


I doubt it, from what I've seen in my 40+ years, those yelling from the rafters often have their limited perception guiding them and rarely can see perspective from other people because they don't often EXPERIENCE the topic that they are fighting against, they argue from a ideological perspective

I'm also not a fan of ivory tower thinking. Facts are facts but to get my respect in your opinion, you must not only have the macro data, but also speak from the heart and that requires some experience in the topic. If the topic is around something that a person has experience, I will always hold that in higher esteem than some person who gets their thoughts and ideas from talking points.

A Cancer victim who was denied health coverage because an insurer considered it a "pre-existing condition" would have my ear much more than some yahoo who is yelling that insurers are business and have the right to cover who they want to. I may lean closer to the yahoo in ideology, but from what basis is he talking about? At least the Cancer victim has perspective.

So, I think Susan Sarandon (whom I haven't enjoyed as an actor since the early 1990's) has a more "important" point of view on certain topics, because she often has the macro data with her and has been to the areas or met with the people of which the topic of conversation is occuring in. She may have a far left skew (I am more right center) but that doesn't mean I will automatically discount her position, nor because she is an actor.

What makes an actor who is famous, have less an opinion of a warehouse worker, postman or farmer? If they meet the criteria, I will always have respect for their position, even if I don't agree with them.

Having said that, I don't give a rats @ss about her opinion on things where she has no experience in, such as what razor gives me the closest shave or her opinion on the Australian political system.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 13 (view)
 
RIP. Muhammad Ali
Posted: 6/11/2016 8:17:33 AM
@Raisedagain

You are right, I did get it mixed up, not about Mike Tyson, but that while he did not go to jail, he would have if incarcerated, rather than fleeing to Canada.

As for Tyson, I heard he was one of the pallbearers. I hope it was because Muhammed Ali made him a better person or a personal friend, not because he was a fellow Champion. I am definitely not a fan of his.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 29 (view)
 
Independent voting ideas?
Posted: 6/6/2016 6:52:28 AM
^ correct, Bernie is a Social Democrat. People in the US throw around the word "Socialism" without knowing the implication of the word...

Having said that, while I am a Canadian, I am not a fan of his Universal Medicine or Free University models. The problem isn't the concept, but that it is too late for the former and the system needs to be struck down and rebuilt for the latter.

Universal medicine in Canada, worked because when it was introduced, the population was young. Canadians have had decades to fund the program and even now, as the population ages rapidly, there is an uncertainty if it can be funded in it's current state. The Canadian system has definite merits (Medicine purchasing, system efficiency : much less costly than in the US) and I have problems (probably from being a Canadian) of companies make profits of people's health (must everything be based on how much money you make?)

For free college. I support free Community college, allowing people to NOT the get the college experience, but being able to earn credits for the first two years of their Post Secondary education. I would have the colleges help guide them into a better career choice (and not a general degree) and I think it would not be very costly to do.

But the public college system is overbloated, it operates like a Private college with it;s research studies and it also supports a massive NCAA system for it's prestige. BTW, while big sports schools like Alabama, Kansas U, LSU, UCLA may make money off of the NCAA, most don't and students help subsidize it through tuition.

In Canada, the sport system is a very small portion of the school experience, and they don't fund a multimillion dollar sports team payroll.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
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RIP. Muhammad Ali
Posted: 6/6/2016 6:40:36 AM
The reason why I respect him is not because of his boxing, it is because of his character. If he believed something, he would do EVERYTHING he could to let it be known, even if it hurt his reputation.

He went to jail for 3 years to protest the war in Vietnam, which made him very unpopular. His work in Civil Rights is for the record books.

Nowadays, most athletes wouldn't pick a meal from a menu without having consulting PR firm. They only care about their bank accounts and many of them would rather compromise their principles than say anything that offend anyone.

Instead they go to jail for spousal abuse, drug abuse and criminal abuse. Muhammad Ali went to jail for abuses he saw in society.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 3620 (view)
 
Trump for President...
Posted: 6/6/2016 6:35:22 AM

Her opinion is not world altering or gold but it is interesting. Care or Not.


If you want to see why the status quo is not working and you should watch the documentary "The Four Horsemen". It talks about how the two party system is destroying America, through their protection of Neo-Classical Capitalism (through creating laws, protecting banks, preserving the wealth and influence of the 0.1%.

And before you call it silly progressive liberal shill, it points blame to Nixon (from moving away from the Gold Standard), to Reagan (For the failure of Trickle Down Economics) to Clinton (For eliminating Glass-Steagal) to Bush/Obama (to Protecting Banks and creating/perpetuating a global hegemony that has led to global terrorism).

And while it hates Neo-Classical Capitalism (Capitalism where Finance rules and is protected by a massive government) it is wholly in favor of Classical Capitalism (Capitalism that is led by Producers where it is overseen by a small government).

It talks about how the Status Quo is going to destroy America. Similar to all the other "empires" in the past.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 3619 (view)
 
Trump for President...
Posted: 6/6/2016 6:27:06 AM

^^^^^^^^^^
Who really cares what Sarandon has to say about anything? She is a damn actress and nothing more. Its not like her words have any meaning whatsoever about anything or that she has any more insight than anybody else on this board. She does seem to fit the non-crtically thinking mindset of 00Spy though. Mindless babbling.


Hmm...she runs her own foundation and has been in the supporting third world charities from 1980's.

She has traveled to Nicaragua to support needy mothers, she has supported Homeless initiative in Indiana.

She has worked on behalf of organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Water for our World, Grassroots International, SOS Children's Villages, Mirembe Project, which advances human rights and social justice, especially in the global south.

On top of it, she has a staunch supporter of Ovarian Cancer research.

I think she has EARNED the right to have her opinions heard. More than us couch potatoes, many of whom have never given a day of service in their lives.

Being an actor is a JOB, like whom most of us have. It is what we do in our FREE TIME that shows our worth to society.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 53 (view)
 
The I-don't-need-someone-to-'care'-for-me profile
Posted: 6/1/2016 5:28:11 AM
Whatsamattababy: its not a stereotype, it is a reality. Look at the macrodata. Asian women arent the passive, submissive women waiting to be good housewives and mothers as some people still believe them to be. Most asians, whether here or in asia, are becoming more educated and career oriented, per capita, over all other ethnic groups.

If you go to silicon valley as often as I do, you would see that with female programmers, engineers, program managers, they are overly asian, whether east/south "oriental" asians or south asian Indians/Pakistani/etc.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 36 (view)
 
Men, I need your insight! Please!
Posted: 5/15/2016 5:27:24 AM
Because this is a free site and there is little time that needs to be invested to create a profile, you get all sorts of riff-raff here. I would suggest you turn on your bs filter to the highest settings here and ignore the one word intros (and I include "what 'sup" to fall under that category).

You can tell the difference between a serious intro and either a half-hearted attempt, or a form letter. The latter is every harder to detect, because it may have some quantity to the introduction, but it will have little to no detail to your profile because it is sent out to dozens or hundreds of people.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 3194 (view)
 
Trump for President
Posted: 5/15/2016 5:15:05 AM
The saddest thing in all this is how far he has gotten. You may have all the money in the world but without the support of voters and delegates, it is meaningless. That means some of the United States has turned into an ignorant, hateful place. Or maybe it always existed here and it just moved out of the shadows intothe daylight.

This and the war between centrist left and the religious right over women's health and LGBT issues. I feel that the USA is at a crossroads and 2016 and 2017 will be years that will leave a long lasting mark on US' perception in the world for a decade or more.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 166 (view)
 
Why did you choose Plenty of Fish? Thoughts on other Dating Sites?
Posted: 5/15/2016 5:01:12 AM
Because its free, but the truth is that I am not digging the pool that I am swimming in here. I leave my profile here for the forums. POF is not really big in KC because the other site I am on, which is OK CUPID, has a lot more compatible people, more contact and I'll be honest here, more women who I find attractive. I tried tinder but that has turned into a spam site with people selling porn and chat services that I have disabled my account there.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 222 (view)
 
Women that compare their height to mens while wearing high heels.
Posted: 5/15/2016 4:48:14 AM
@letitialegrande. A bar is more real of an atmosphere than a dating site, where all you see are some pictures and a sentence or two and are judged based on that. The truth is women (and men I'm sure) on dating sites are often different that what they are in real life because they show an optimized self, usually from years gone by. And at bars, even though you may start with the eyes, it quickly works or doesn't based on more qualitative features such as the what you say and how you present yourself.

Alcohol isn't a perception skewer, if you drink modestly, it can be a door opener. Most women I meet at bars aren't wasted out of their minds, nor am I. If you arent attractive when I'm sober, it doesn't change when I'm drunk because I meet to date, not for a one night stand.

And most men don't judge women over 3 to 4 kilos because most men cant tell the difference between a woman who is 45 kg or 48kg. But women can sure tell the difference between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 9 because most women I've met would prefer to be with a man who is taller if all they have is a profile on a computer to go by.

And why would I get off dating sites? Just because my preference and what I've succeeded at, has happened more in the real world, doesn't mean I am not going to stop advertising myself to the desired audience as much as I can.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 62 (view)
 
POF is Single Mother HQs
Posted: 5/12/2016 5:15:03 AM
I'm curious, I think you can filter your search by age and distance, can you filter people by other ways?
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 196 (view)
 
pof is just a waste of time
Posted: 5/10/2016 10:06:35 PM
While I don't agree with the hooker stuff, I will reluctantly agree with the OP in the sense that I had a whole lot more luck meeting women in the real world than I have on POF. I guess I excel more in the live moments and don't give good "profile".

I won't go as far as to make an assumption whether a POF woman is different than a woman I meet in the real world (believe it or not, I've never randomly met a woman out there who was on pof), I'll just assume I have bad karma on this site.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 49 (view)
 
DC vs Marvel?
Posted: 5/10/2016 9:54:45 PM
Until Captain America: Civil war... I was a DC guy. Now, its a tie.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 16 (view)
 
The I-don't-need-someone-to-'care'-for-me profile
Posted: 5/10/2016 9:48:10 PM
Dreamon4u: interesting on how sick and tired you are of men who portray an outdated image of women, with a stereotypical, outdated view of Asian women.

Let me tell you a little secret. Asian women are leading the career charge that most women would envy. They are the engineers, scientists and financiers in our economy and are outpacing most other women on a per capita basis.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 82 (view)
 
Found dead, eaten by cats
Posted: 5/10/2016 9:34:44 PM
I worried about this for my mom. She lives alone, has parkinsons and has no immediate family. My brother and I live in another country. I called her everyday because she had developed depression and anxiety, while becoming less mobile everyday. While this is the opposite of OP fears, it is also the concern of the child as well.

In canada, where she lives, we couldn't afford a private nursing home with the support she needed. We were extremely relieved when she got into long term care. It was like a 500 lb weight was lifted.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 239 (view)
 
A man and his car...
Posted: 5/10/2016 9:21:17 PM
I drive a 10 year old beater and a high performance sports car.....what does that make me? Other than bipolar.....
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 14 (view)
 
Why do I get rejected by women all the time in New York ?
Posted: 5/10/2016 9:18:08 PM
Great. I maybe moving to nyc/hoboken by the end of summer.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 153 (view)
 
Women that compare their height to mens while wearing high heels.
Posted: 5/31/2015 4:35:45 AM
I find it interesting that 3 to 4 inches can stand between attractive and not attractive. Thats why I prefer the bars to pof, there its often about the qualitative, not the quantitative.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 51 (view)
 
single and over 30 do people still go for looks
Posted: 5/19/2015 7:32:17 AM
If you doing online dating, the truth is that looks is 95% of what you have to go on. That's why I do much better in bars, then online dating.

You don't nuance or body language, you don't user your other senses when you actually approach a woman and attempt to engage in conversation. With online sites, you get a controlled series of photos (or should be controlled in my opinion), scripted text (or lack of it) and some basic profile information.

No one wonder people go by looks, it's all they seem to have to go by.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Obama's call for a Conversation around race relations (and the police)
Posted: 12/2/2014 7:39:15 AM
I think it's bunk. Obama, like all politicians, don't want to have a conversation, they aren't having one with the gun control issue. All politicians want to do is put their face in front of the cameras and please their base with the notion that they are doing something.

The truth is that the Micheal Brown story isn't the issue, the issue is much larger than him, or even the relationship between the Black community and Police. The shooting is the end of the story. What is more important is the beginning and the middle that leads to the end.

If you want to have an "honest" conversation, both sides need to sit down and lay out all they feel and there has to be some sort of forum where ideas and plans can be formed.
The purpose of a "Conversation" isn't to get things off your chest, it's to find a solution to a problem.

Things like Body cameras, community policing, surplus military gear isn't the conversation. It should be more like "why does many of the violent crimes happen in the inner city?"

The issues should be around The family structure, the poor government services to help the poor, lack of emphasis on education, drug addiction.

The conversations need to be non-judgmental, two-way and moderated by someone who can help frame a project to alleviate the situation.

While I have libertarian leanings, I found that the two people's views I agreed with were liberals. One is Pharell Williams (the singer) and the other was David Brooks of the NY Times.

Here is some quotes from Meet the Press:


DAVID BROOKS:

Listen, we all have to have a new social compact on this. Whites especially have to acknowledge the legacy of racism and have to go the extra yard to show respect, understand how differently whites and blacks see some of these police issues. And whites can't just say, "Does this look right to me?" But, "Does this look trustworthy in the African American community?"

That has to be the standard. At the same time, we have to understand that we're no longer in the civil rights era. This is not a question of good versus evil, right versus wrong. Racial inequality has become entangled in all sorts of domestic problems of disappearing jobs, family structure, and this is mostly a question of good-intentioned people trying to do the best they can with very naughty social problems, which now overlap with racial problems.

DAVID BROOKS (on the Obama's call for a "conversation"):

Yeah, I really don't believe in the conversation about race. If we're going to be friends, we don't sit around saying, "Oh, we're such great friends, let's talk about our friendship." We don't need a conversation, we need a project. And a friendship is about s omething else. It's outward looking. So the project has to be about social mobility.

It's about early childhood education, all the things that failed Michael Brown. Family formation, jobs, if we have a common project about the Harlem Children's Zone, about KIPP schools, then we'll have something to do together. And that will unite us obliquely.

CHUCK TODD (referring to Pharrell Williams):

You know, Professor Ogletree, it was interesting, Pharrell Williams, who's got that song that we all love, Happy, he said something in a interview with Ebony when he said, he was talking about Michael Brown. And he said this, "It looked very bullyish. That in itself I had a problem with. Not with the kid, but with whatever happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behavior is okay."

Why aren't we talking about that? Are focusing on the wrong part of this conversation? We're talking law enforcement and the relationship between the black community and the law enforcement community, when we obviously had a breakdown somewhere in Michael Brown's life.

I found that little snippet from a show I'm not a huge fan off to be a revelation and the GROUND FLOOR to getting this "conversation" started.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 116 (view)
 
Shocking mistake in Darren Wilson grand jury
Posted: 12/2/2014 6:47:39 AM
"They have freedom of rights speech just like you".

Except if they say anything against the NFL, then all hell breaks loose...;)
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Here's a suggestion for the dating site (not for the forum)
Posted: 11/30/2014 6:41:44 AM
Since many women dont like to be the first to send messages out, maybe incorporate a wink or flirt key so they can inform/encourage us clueless men to make the first move? Would save many guys from sending out the same form letter over and over again lol.../sarcasm.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 28 (view)
 
Looking way younger than 30
Posted: 11/30/2014 6:22:56 AM
I get the same op. I'm 42, but the way I act and dress (work in a very creative field in a very casual industry) I often get overlooked by women my own age because they say I look younger (read: immature?).
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 37 (view)
 
Thanksgiving alone..do it!
Posted: 11/30/2014 6:15:07 AM
I did it alone this year (had a friendsgiving the night before at a local bar). If i didn't need to buy a new computer this year, i was thinking of doing a self road trip from KC to Tampa to meet some newlywed friends.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 13 (view)
 
Is college worth it?
Posted: 11/30/2014 6:10:23 AM
Yes, but not for a general degree (psychology degrees are basically useless and expensive), and unless your family were the top 1%, I would go state, do a year or two of junior college and live at home if u can. Plus get a part time job.

Too many kids want "the college experience" which often means punishing debt for the kid and parent(s).

If college isnt for you, I would consider the trades, but some form of post-secondary education is important for 99% of people, unless you have something solid lined up (and I'm not talking about a retail job).

Countless macro studies show huge differences in lifetime earnings between a person with HS vs post secondary. There is nearly a 100% correlation with education and higher wages.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 343 (view)
 
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Posted: 11/30/2014 5:58:28 AM
^ true. Also curious to know what some of these "big words" are just to see if I would pass the test myself.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 227 (view)
 
Dating without physical attraction
Posted: 11/30/2014 5:41:11 AM
While I think attraction is required, I do think that attraction is a personal choice, not a universal standard. People discover attractiveness with their eyes and mind, which in turn, charges up the heart. Thats why couples who have been happily married to each other for decades still find each other attractive, even though thir faces have aged and their bodies have softened.

Without attraction, its friendship.
without a mind and body connection, its an affair.

You need all three components to find love.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 48 (view)
 
Tinder app
Posted: 11/30/2014 5:29:30 AM
"I don't think Tinder is that much different than POF. Yes a person needs to swipe at the pictures they like in order to find potential matches. But after that, they may not be active on Tinder for a while or they will delete a match when they find other matches with people that (s)he considers to be more attractive."

The one difference is that on tinder, at least you know that there is an interest before u start communicating (you know, like in real life). A lot of women in profiles I've read on POF, wont even look at men's profiles unless communicated to and they like what they see/read. Almost like a job applicatiom process...lol.

I would love to see (maybe it already exists and I didnt see it) is a wink or flirt button women could send to guys they are interested in. Sometimes we need a clue before making the first move.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 53 (view)
 
Women in their 30's not having time for men
Posted: 11/30/2014 5:22:01 AM
Its because, with the great recession, more and more women are the breadwinners in the family(even though there is STILL a wage gap).

What I noticed (in my life and in media) is that women are becoming more like men and men more like women, as more women become more powerful in the workplace. Men are becoming portrayed more as the sensitive one (in touch with their feelings), saying "I love u" first, doing much more domestically around the house (Though not nearly as much) and taking care of the kids as more moms are out there taking care of the family financially.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 21 (view)
 
Age difference up or below by how much ??
Posted: 11/30/2014 5:13:21 AM
Two things for me.

Firstly, age is often a bad indicator of ones physical appearance and maturity. I'm 42 and have been told I look as young as 30, depending on what I am wearing. I am also young at heart and often my 30 year old friends can't keep up with my vigor. I met 25 year olds that look like thair 40 and vice versa.

Secondly, if I still wanted children, I wouldn't choose a woman that was 5 years older than me. And since pof seems to be a numbers game, the wider the auience, the greater chance of success.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 268 (view)
 
Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline Delayed
Posted: 11/26/2014 4:12:14 AM
I would think that with the price of oil at where it is now, the fact that the USA is a net exporter of oil and the cost of processing alberta oil, the point of the pipeline would not make sense at this point.

Now if Americans could build a pipeline to carry all that water in Buffalo or Washington state to water parched California, thats a project worth doing!
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 60 (view)
 
Same depressing story of no replies
Posted: 11/21/2014 5:37:51 AM
Op, I've done much better on tinder than on pof. For me, pof isnt the place to be, other than for the forums that is. ...lol.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 43 (view)
 
Tinder app
Posted: 11/21/2014 5:17:31 AM
I've said in another post, I've had more success on tinder than pof. Went on three dates on four months of tinder (I'm on a fourth date scenario with one lass) and only a few on the years I've been here on pof.

Tinder is like a bar scene. When you to a bar, you don't know much of the person you may meet there, but you do see what they look like and te vibe they give off. The one thing tinder has that pof doesn't is that women have to participate and if they want something out of the site, they can't just do nothing, no matter how "hot" they are. Btw, many of the profiles I see on pof nowadays have just as much content as a tinder profile (read: one liners)

On pof, these "hot" women aren't required to do anything, they are bombarded with mail. On tinder, both have to match. On the flipside, on tinder, you are also not bombarded with mail from people you aren't intersted in.

So here is my point of view. Try it I say, it doesn't do a person harm.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 55 (view)
 
When women say there are no decent guys is what they really mean...
Posted: 11/10/2014 3:40:02 AM
For sure on the first part op, with one caveat.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have a lot of female friends (as well as seeing this with couples on the street) where I would not see the guy as handsome, but the woman does. Women are a lot more complication lot than what most men would have u believe. For women , it isnt all what they see with their eyes, but what they hear with their ears.

Thats why I have better luck in the real world than I have here (not my looks but I have good conversationalist skills and a pretty good sense of humor).
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 51 (view)
 
Superficial POF Men!!! Urghh!!!
Posted: 11/10/2014 3:25:46 AM
Superficial? Yes. But out of the ordinary? No.

Your argument is your version of the argument that short guys give on not getting responses because women want guys over 6 feet tall. Or not getting a resposne because the people your are interested in dont date outside their race. Or people who post pictures when they were thinner dont get responses when they post pictures of their new, more rounded self.

It is what it is because people have preferences.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 1 (view)
 
can pof auto-delete forums.....
Posted: 11/10/2014 3:21:25 AM
That have no repsonse after a year or so? Not sure why pof needs to keep around a conversation that has been killed off a while ago. probably would have u save on the server space as well.

Just sayin'
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 111 (view)
 
Men, beware of ...
Posted: 11/10/2014 3:14:41 AM
Op, while your jokes are lame and inappropriate to people you just met, the thing that makes it even worse is the delivery. If a Robin Williams kind of a guy said that, they may get away with it, but if a guy that looked like a grumpy old man said it....well no wonder WOMEN were uncomfortable with an old guy making sexualized jokes about women.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 30 (view)
 
Which state will be the last to legalize gay marriage?
Posted: 11/9/2014 5:23:24 AM
Kansas...after they lose in the supreme court(and it will go all the way there), plan b is to barricade the highways and secede from the united states of america.

Missouri is not that far behind.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 333 (view)
 
Election 2014: Karma is a b!tch
Posted: 11/9/2014 5:13:22 AM
Actually its not op. I only see career politicians who care about their own power through self preservation. So whether a dem or a repub wins, it makes little impact on my life, especially my finances.

The one thing I was a little sad to see was Greg Orman losing in Kansas (where I live). I would have loved to see an independent in office.

The big problem in us politics in my opinion is that the two party system restricts choice and any semblance of finding compromise. When that changes, karma will be that.....especially for the establishment politicians.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 31 (view)
 
What do you think about PoF forums?
Posted: 11/9/2014 5:07:45 AM
I one thing I would like is for pof to tie this site to their dating site (especially their mobile site) to show in one's profile what they like to talk about. Not sure why I can't access it from their app. Showing what they post on pof forums would give me more insight into their (and my) persona.

And get more posters on these forums.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 357 (view)
 
Are you willing to relocate for LOVE? How far would you go for LOVE?
Posted: 11/9/2014 4:56:45 AM
I was asked to, and I've regretted ever since. The one woman I wanted to marry, graduated 2 years before me and got a job in Austria. Asked me to move with her and finish my education there. I was asked to take a risk and in the end told her that a two year long distance relationship (in our early 20s nonetheless) would make our bond even stronger.....well it had the opposite reaction, and by the end of the second year she was seeing someone else, I had been sporadically dating a few women and when I got a job offer to work in hong kong and seoul, south korea, it didnt seem like a hard choice.

We met each other once since our breakup, and let me tell you, the embers were still burning bright and we realized it was our immaturity and long distance that killed the relationship, not the love we had for each other. But she was married (albeit unhappily) with 2 kids and I was with a girlfriend at the time.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 19 (view)
 
What's the WORST way that you have ever been fired from a job?
Posted: 11/9/2014 4:43:16 AM
I was laid off from a company with a boss who was trying to praise me and trying to get off the phone as soon as possible (we work in differnt towns) at the same time. At the end she was like "any questions?.. (1 second pause), okay here's hr).....click....

I guess it would have bothered me more if I didn't have a higher paying job already lined up and I was one day of giving my notice to my boss, who everyone in the company was surprised to see NOT get laid off, let alone fired.

Got 3 months salary and started a new job 2 weeks later. Can't complain, but was definitely awkward. Mercifully, it was only a 45 second conversation. But this was a case where I think I would've wanted an email notice, rather than a live call .... : )
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 727 (view)
 
Single (never married at all) men over 45
Posted: 11/9/2014 4:33:38 AM
I wonder op, if that could possibly be the case. Went out on a boys night out for a pal who just got divorced. For fun, I asked to wear his wedding ring as a joke (as I've never been married....inside joke). Kid you not, I had more flirty conversations with women than I've had in long time, so much so I actually was thinking of buying it off him!
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 58 (view)
 
do non Smokers get more replies than Smokers?
Posted: 11/8/2014 5:58:01 AM
As a prior smoker, If I met a woman who was a ten but smoked, I would move on. The smell, the butts that are left around, the discoloration it leaves on one's fingers, the hacking and coughing associated with it, the taste of it on a girls lips. I now frankly find it disgusting.

Quitting was the best decision I have ever made. And the truth is, I won't get a smoker to quit unless they want to, so with dating a non smoker, this never becomes an issue
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 27 (view)
 
Do you read profiles (fellas)?
Posted: 11/7/2014 5:14:29 AM
A profile for me is more of a confirmation to contact someone I'm already attracted to. A great profile will rarely cause me to become interested in a person I'm not attracted to.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 86 (view)
 
Has anyone had success on here?
Posted: 11/7/2014 5:05:21 AM
I admit,I've had alot more success on Tinder than I had on POF. The one good thing is that on Tinder, women have to actually participate actively, they cannot wait until all the offers come in. Alot of women I've talked to on pof tell me they only accept messages from men, never looking for what they want.

I find tinder to be more realistic in the dating scene in a social setting. Think about it, I go to a bar, I tend to start conversations with women who I make good eye contact with, with tinder you already have some kind of interest before you message someone. With pof, often I feel like im talking to a non responsive wall (because most women just arent interested and will never respond). Imagine going to a bar and just randomly talking to a woman who wont make eye contact, speak to you, pretend you arent there. Thats what I get with pof.

So while some people claim tinder to be a cattle call, I find it to be better because I dont spend time on people who arent interested in me.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 1 (view)
 
What political things makes Canada and the US much different countries?
Posted: 5/24/2014 11:18:46 AM
So a friend of mine from the Netherlands comes to North America for the first time. First, she and her husband travel to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, then to Seattle, LA and we meet in Miami (these Europeans and their month long holidays!).

Anyway, when we meet, they tell me that they were so surprised how different the US is to Canada. Not in the culture (obviously, living in Europe, they are used to different cultures in nearby geographic areas...Don't get me started when I asked the difference between the Dutch and the Danish!) but in how a political system can shape countries differently. They asked me what the key differences were (being a Canadian living in America).

At the time (we had been drinking more than a couple of Coronas) the answer didn't come to me easily, but now that I have a clear head and thinking about the topic, I think there are three major differences.

1. Americans see Capitalism and the Free Open Market system as a good thing. Canadians, not as much.

Canadians see complete capitalism as something that leads to inequality, to the rich getting richer and the rest getting the short end of the stick. That is why Canadians are okay with their level of regulations, the amount of taxes they pay (redistribution of wealth), forced Universal Health Care (they want that as much as Americans want guns) and have this feeling that they are all in it together.

Americans see this as something that stunts exceptional individualism, taxes are nothing but giving what hard working people make to people who may not deserve it and that the Canadian System takes away from personal responsibility (the welfare of fellow man is not the responsibility of government but personal responsibility).

Having said that:

2. Canadians see federal government as a political body that propels a society forward while Americans see federal government as something to be weary of.

American's always talk about two things (at least from the Midwest where I am from). Power should be provided to government bodies that are as local as possible (states vs Federal rights) and that people should be weary of their government (hence the second amendment which is there to "protect the people from the tyranny of their government"). Many people in the US see the Federal Government as an entity that has long overstepped its bounds. Some states even challenge the powers of the Federal government (ie: Immigration). Many people also do not take well having their taxes to pay for things that they feel could be done better by the private world because its a personal responsibility.

Canada seems like they have much more faith in Federal government than Americans. In fact, the Provincial governments (except for that in Quebec), I think are fairly weak and many people look to the federal government to be the ones shaping the social and financial future of the country. Most of the major social programs have been created and administered by Federal Government and the Canadian people (who grumble like all citizen of any country) seem to be more Federalists than Provincialists.

3. Canada's Defence stops at their borders (usually) while the US' Defence doesn't.

Canada has a modest army and is often the butt of jokes. However, Canada doesn't see itself as the policemen of the world and rarely initiates any military action, like most countries in the world. Canada doesn't see itself committing large number of troops to any conflict in the world, nor do they believe they need bases in other countries. Hence their faith in NATO as a collaborative military collective.

America outspends more in defence than the next 17 countries combined. The truth is if they were ever only look after their own borders their military would be much smaller. However, the one thing that the US Constitution requires of the Feds is that they maintain the military, and in this case it is a monster.

If you think there are other difference, I'd like to hear it. Maybe it's Canada's policy of Multiculturalism, Official Bi-lingualism, etc. I think these fall into one of the three points above, but I am just stating my opinion.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
Msg: 22 (view)
 
anyone ever considered traveling the country as a homeless person?
Posted: 11/19/2012 5:53:58 AM
I was once considering to travel across country in beat up RV that a friend of mine owned for a year. I would stay in KOA campgrounds and trailer parks. I would live a very modest life. I would then return the RV and then backpack across the world (no planes, other than the first plane to get me to Europe and the last plane that left Asia).

There is something about that that just appeals to me.
 
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