"I would say no. If you get into a place where your masculinity gets defined by others behavior you are not acting in a independent or self reliant way, which isn't a manly virtue.
Furthermore, it also gets into a place where you are defining…"
"I guess I would be interesting in seeing what men born 70-80 or so years ago in similar social and economic conditions looked like. I am guessing their parents were married, but they were pretty screwed up. Being poor, lacking respect, power, and…"
"Generally speaking, crime fiction and crime drama is where you are going to see the most religious themes. The genre has always played heavily on conflict between good and evil, justice in a corrupt and fallen world, and the opportunity for…"
"Numbers are mean are meaningless without narrative. Same with facts. Without a story attached to them they just sorta sit there. I agree though, we shouldn't make the facts fit the narrative we are comfortable with."
"Don't white knight it. Like any other human being, if you are in the situation just offer. But don't use it as an in to ask her out. If you like her, just ask her out. You are way to nervous and will never be…"
"Seriously, just ask her. If she says no, oh well, to bad. You will ask out many, many girls. You will get gunned down many times. This is not a bad or awkward thing to ask. Your asking her out on a date, not to be the…"
"Most men are neither in this world. They are a hero when it comes to risking their life to save a little kid or attractive woman from an oncoming car, but fat, mean, old Mrs. Wilkerson? Not so much. They won't cheat on their…"
"1. The "party" split, at least if you see the party as activist, donors, pols, staffers, actual party officials, and friendly media (which voters and political scientists do see them as.
2. Like it or not, any statewide candidate in a…"
"I think the "national hysteria" was the concern that Republican Congressman simply did not take rape, excuse me, "legitimate rape" seriously. The DNC didn't have to spin that any more than there was any need to spin…"
"Like Liam said, I doubt you could find a liberal/progressive that can't find fault with the law. The vast majority of us who are old enough embraced the Clinton's when they turned it down in '93. We just are so "dense"…"
"I'm just not seeing the benefit. 800k new insurance sign ups, and $1 trillion spent. Then people like Steve are still uninsured. So what's the point exactly? To spend a shot load of money to say, "oh we tried"?"
"It's not that we don't find fault in it. We do. It's that the fault we find, tends to be less than the faults in the system nobody was trying to fix before... and that some of what we do see go wrong - per Steve's case, is not…"
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"Finally, some else understand this. Jews are also "People of the Book". The actions of extremists cannot be held to represent the views of an entire population. Most Muslims I know are actually very nice people, one of my former bosses…"
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