I enjoy reading and contributing to AoM. But I find that every few minutes this site kicks my computer off of my home wifi. This never happens unless I have AoM open. If I close AoM my computer…Continue
"The last book that I re-read was "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. I read it five times this summer - it's that good (if you are into self-improvement).
I also try to read "Six Great Ideas" and "Ten…"
"In Texas, ALL of the work is memory, mouth to ear. I learned how to memorize in a more efficient way which helped me pass some pretty nasty tech certs.
Having said that, I have met several better men than I, Good Men that I want to become more…"
"I agree that these groups are way too quiet for supposedly being a forum dedicated to "manliness" rather than girly ground pounders.
I have the unreasoning bias of a parent or owner so my favorite plane is my Cherokee 160.
She is all torn…"
"I do believe that the concept was that the mourning was the cost of the protagonist's understanding and empathy.
In addition, it did become apparent that there existed no requirement to destroy the civilization upon the Homeworld of the…"
"I was going to recommend Robert Rodriguez film debut El Mariachi which is in Mexican but it involves drug dealers and what not, it is quite good and the protagonist isn't involved with drugs but it does involve some chasing and a case of…"
"I like'em treading somewhere in the middle, like the American / Hollywood version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Otherwise I prefer to lean towards non-mainstream. Not necessarily edgy; just non-mainstream.
It's a question of…"
"I thought it was a good story, but the ending sucked where the kid mourned the aliens. While it is true that we should understand other's motivations for acting the way they do. If they don't think I should live for whatever…"
"Personally, I feel I am now better able to keep my passions within due bounds. When I was going through the degrees I had no idea what this meant. Now this is probably the single most important lesson I learned so far. This single…"
"I think for some men it's the only place that they experience brotherhood - get the chance to do some service work that isn't a huge sacrifice, offers the chance to be around a big group of men to see how other men conduct…"
"I was 19 when I petitioned. The state just passed the year before to lower the age to 19 making me the youngest member of my home lodge. I was convinced by the members there that the Grand Master's one day class was best way to go about it. I…"
"For me it works like this. I think in sentences. The process of improving sentences is called editing. I improve my thinking by editing my mental sentences. I do this by writing them down on paper and correcting…"
"Crime + Punishment is Suburbia (2000) I like films that are unpredictable and this one qualifies. Also, at about one hour and eighteen minutes into this film there is the best description of guilt that I have ever heard."
"My guess is exposure to younger generations...Remember the love sees no color shirts back in the 80's? Generation X was brought up to not see color like our parents and grandparents were and we were much more accepting of mixed race…"
I wanted originally to bring it to one issue but I guess we could talk about anything really that has changed in the the public's general mindset.I wanted to talk about LGBT issues. I reckon it started in earnest in the 1960s. Then it started getting noticeably more open about twenty years later. However, even in the 1980s it was common for homosexuals to be shunned or even beaten, by citizens and not by a law. Now there are laws in some places against simply stating your opinion on it. In…See More
What do you guys think about the idea being described by Frank Herbert in one of the later Dune novels?"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted."See More
Currently the chat, and active member list do not appear to be functioning on any browser, for any users. I have notified Brett, and did not see anything on Ning's site regarding an issue, so I don't know what to expect regarding a resolution, but wanted to push out a general notice. Hopefully they'll get things running again soon. I'll post updates here, if I learn of any. See More