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
"Thanks Steve. I saw that too, but couldn't explain it as well as you did. For years I spent my time wondering why I had problems. I examined myself to death. I spent so much much time wondering why I had problems that I…"
"Daniel wrote "it's no fun being around someone you see in a romantic light, seeing them move in life, knowing they don't care in the same way for you".
I agree with you Daniel. Fun isn't the reason you do it. …"
"I notice a trend in this thread to discount the benefits of celibacy. Men (and women) tend to embrace the intensity and pleasure associated with physical and emotional intimacy. The benefits of celibacy are subtle. I am not saying…"
""To castigate a group of people as "other" and propose they are less worthy, less than human, to discriminate against them are the classic tools of manipulation and eventual violence"
Well said. It worked for Hitler,…"
"I believe that the increasing trend toward political correctness has a lot to do with the decline of the acceptability of any behavior that does not meet the narrowly defined "norm". In past decades we had the term…"
The first time I ever saw Ellen Page was in her first big screen movie, "Hard Candy". She was a relative new comer and was only 18 when she made it. My reaction was "Wow, someday this chick is going to win an Oscar".She plays a 14 year old and the movie is about a pedophile, so it is not the kind of movie that everyone is going to enjoy. On the other hand, if you make it through the first 15 minutes I think you will want to see how it ends.See More
"Personally, i don't have enough style sense that I would trust my judgement. Salesmen work on commission, so let them earn it. I would go to one of those old respected men's stores and explain that I was replacing my entire…"
"We pull back and let the world go whatever way it wants to go what happens? My prediction is nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan, or North and South Korea, or Israel and some Middle Eastern country. Or worse some asshole with a…"
"So you're saying Al-Quaida has pea shooters and sling shots? We outmanned the hell out of the Taliban and Al-Quaida in Afghanistan and look where we're at now. Look at Iraq. Look at the trouble Israel is having with…"
"I wouldn't necessarily be uprooting myself. I've been thinking about moving out there for awhile to be closer to my family, and she just happened to make me want to pull the trigger. Regardless of what happens, there's still a good…"
"Also, some abstinence education makes young adults feel guilty for things far less stupid than going home with a stranger. My sex ed discouraged V-neck shirts, shorts, skirts above the knee, riding the elevator alone with a man and otherwise…"
"Having a 17 y/o son and talking to his friends and classmates only one of a group of 50 or so intends to join the military, others are going on to college and some are going to trade school for various trades. There may be populations where…"