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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTime4 days ago edited
     
    I wonder if she plays the guitar well.

    In other news, Google is now including, in the "Science" section of Google News, some articles by astrologers. E.g.,

    How To Survive Mercury Retrograde 2017's Effects On Your Relationship

    We're at the beginning of Mercury Retrograde right now, which lasts from Dec. 3 until Dec. 22. During this time, you may feel out of sorts, especially when it comes to your love life since Mercury Retrograde affects communication. On top of that, the holidays can already be a challenging time for relationships — they're actually the most common time of year that couples break up. If you think about it, this makes sense: there's added stress (work, family, etc.), possible money issues (you're likely spending a lot on people's gifts, and you might want to take time off, but can't afford to), and when you throw a significant other into the mix, you may feel even more stressed, not less.

    However, according to many astrologists, Mercury Retrograde ISN'T a good time to break up with someone. "A key to survival is to not make concrete decisions during the Mercury Retrograde," Linda Furiate, a consulting Astrologer, Healthy Habits Expert, Reiki I&II, Inspirational Guide, and the founder of Of Universal Mind, tells Bustle. "It is best to expect last-minute changes to our schedules, etc. Be flexible with your time and your attitude. If a couple knows and can anticipate the arrival of the Mercury Retrograde, it may best serve them to initially communicate their desires and needs prior to the Retrograde. But, again, be flexible, as things more than likely will change during the Retrograde."

    That said, here's how you can survive common relationship issues that come up during Mercury Retrograde.

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    https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-survive-mercury-retrograde-2017s-effects-on-your-relationship-7210112
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      CommentAuthorGrowler
    • CommentTime4 days ago edited
     
    Posted By: maryyugo
    Posted By: Asterix
    Posted By: maryyugoYou can make "photos" like that with image generators. Are we sure it's even real? Seems pretty heavy handed, even for the South.


    Shame on you, Mary, for proposing that I'd fall for a scam without researching it. What do you think I am--a Rossi disciple?

    Here's the story--and it's not fake
    LOL.

    Unpleasant pieces work, those folks.

    Not sure if it is true but rumor has it that Mueller now has Trump's tax returns and there is nothing Trump can do about it. That should cause some amusing future revelations.


    Don't think he has the tax returns, but rather some Deutsche Bank files relating to the Trump Organisation's business banking dealings.....
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    I think he has both. Moreover, he would have obtained the tax returns right at the start.
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      CommentAuthorQuanten
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Posted By: DuracellConsent is never ambiguous.


    Actually, it is. See human as mamals animals have a serie of unsaid cue to engage the other side in sex and accept it, it goes from odor to positions to even particularly pronunciation to say words and many other cultural cues. And we evolved that way. What you are asking is forget 10 of thousands of years of evolution, thousand of years of cultural impression, and 100 of years of modern culture and flirting. Good luck.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    The very same arguments could be put forth against the notion of equality for women. Yet, despite this, in recent decades, much of the world has managed to evolve from regarding women to be the property of men.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTime4 days ago edited
     
    In today's climate, every young person should obtain a full written informed consent signed in front of a notary public from anyone they wish to have sex with, use alcohol, marijuana or other drugs and then have sex with, including what words or acts indicate repudiation or affirmation of consent, whether the consent includes sex while asleep, sex while unconscious or semi conscious, and which specific positions and acts are approved as opposed to those which are disapproved. Intention and promise to use or avoid contraception as well the method must be included. A medical test for all STD's must be performed within a week of each act and the partner must be given the certified result in writing.

    A copy of said tests and agreements must kept on one's person or at the bedside while engaging in any relationship acts. The contract must be endorsed in writing by an attorney for each side and by an independent psychiatrist who will verify that each participant is fully sane and not under any chemical or other influence and is not coerced to make the statements. Police will have the right to demand and inspect the contract if any complaint is lodged. Complaints about the relationship activity must be filed within a week of the contested act or acts. Serious criminal and civil penalties will be imposed for violations.

    This should be taught and enforced from the age of 9 for boys and 11 for girls. In some cultures and environments, earlier.

    Trim is not exempt.
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    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Posted By: maryyugoIn today's climate, every young person should obtain a full written informed consent signed in front of a notary public from anyone they wish to have sex with, use alcohol, marijuana or other drugs and then have sex with, including what words or acts indicate repudiation or affirmation of consent, whether the consent includes sex while asleep, sex while unconscious or semi conscious, and which specific positions and acts are approved as opposed to those which are disapproved. Intention and promise to use or avoid contraception as well the method must be included. A medical test for all STD's must be performed within a week of each act and the partner must be given the certified result in writing.

    A copy of said tests and agreements must kept on one's person or at the bedside while engaging in any relationship acts. The contract must be endorsed in writing by an attorney for each side and by an independent psychiatrist who will verify that each participant is fully sane and not under any chemical or other influence and is not coerced to make the statements. Police will have the right to demand and inspect the contract if any complaint is lodged. Complaints about the relationship activity must be filed within a week of the contested act or acts. Serious criminal and civil penalties will be imposed for violations.

    This should be taught and enforced from the age of 9 for boys and 11 for girls. In some cultures and environments, earlier.

    Trim is not exempt.


    But wouldn’t that ruin the spontaneity?
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Just consider it foreplay
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    lol
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Posted By: loremanBut wouldn’t that ruin the spontaneity?


    You need an additional waiver for spontaneity.
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    This brave new world sounds like so much fun!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime3 days ago edited
     
    How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
    That has such people in ’t!

    Maybe the new brave new world won't have any people in it because they will all have forgotten how.
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    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Now this is interesting. There are apparently too many Homo Sapiens on this planet. It seems to me that there are large "cultural" or "psychological" waves passing through various populations which cause them to indulge in behavior which is designed to at least impede breeding. The Political Correctness bandwagon seems likely to have evolutionary consequences. This bears further study (if any ethics committee would permit it)
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Ants. Survival of the colony matters more than the lives of the individuals.

    The traditional excuse for the Israeli Zionists for not pursing a one-state solution is that the Palestinians would out-breed the Jews.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    The fear of being out-bred by others seems to be an inbred trait in mammals.
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    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Posted By: aber0derThe fear of being out-bred by others seems to be an inbred trait in mammals.


    But not at the present time amongst the first world cultures and their colonies. Breeding seems to be a bit...outré amongst the smart set.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    It almost looks like wealth and social security are very potent contraceptives.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTime2 days ago edited
     
    Posted By: DuracellOK, maryyugo. The per capita homicide rate in the US is 4.88 per 100,000 and here in Ireland it is 0.64 per 100,000. If it’s all about sex, then what specific aspects of “normal human sexual expression” terrify USAns so much more than Irish people in order to make USAns almost 8 times likely to murder each other than Irish people?


    Here’s a clue: The surprising factors driving murder rates: income inequality and respect

    The connection is so strong that, according to the World Bank, a simple measure of inequality predicts about half of the variance in murder rates between American states and between countries around the world. When inequality is high and strips large numbers of men of the usual markers of status – like a good job and the ability to support a family – matters of respect and disrespect loom disproportionately.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    Very interesting idea. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthoroak
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