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General Announcement Regarding Discussion Groups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henry Flynn Feb 9. 43 Replies

In reaction to some ongoing discussion group drama, we have decided to take a moderator action to make some groups private, so the discussions do not bleed into the general feed. We are not locking…Continue

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New Study on job searchers taking "any job" while waiting to find the right one.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Specs Nov 7, 2015. 20 Replies

New study has been released which seems to counter a lot of the common sense advice we often receive about what to do between jobs. Workers who wait for the right opportunity instead of taking a…Continue

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Liam Strain replied to Stewart M. Davenport's discussion Your favorite things about raising a boy
"Even six years on we still have aim control issues. And occasionally random "go pee on a tree outside" moments. :/"
18 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Nick H's discussion Has AOM jumped the shark or is it's just cyclical in the group The Great Debate
"I'm not sure, possibly. But even so a call would have to be made on each group individually - and that gets pretty arbitrary. "
18 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Stewart M. Davenport's discussion Your favorite things about raising a boy
"Pee everywhere. It's ridiculous. Otherwise, I don't know if its boy specific, but just the pure joy at childhood. Running in the woods, catching fish, lego. Lots of Lego. Science in general - everything is an exploration and…"
18 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"That's the point though, it's not exclusive."
Friday
Liam Strain replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"Usually only spam, but every once in a while (no, not often). If he was online, I'd have discussed with him first and asked him to delete it."
Friday
Liam Strain replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"No, you can prefer something, while still not rejecting another. I prefer olive skinned women, but I have dated black women and very fair skinned women. I don't necessarily exclude them by preferring something else. "
Friday
Liam Strain replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"Probably it's own conversation then. Maybe start some topics of your own? It's a community, and you are responsible for the content. If you're bored, that's on you, not me for deleting comments that didn't serve any purpose…"
Friday
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Gorsuch in the group The Great Debate
"Well, of course it depends. I'm just speaking from my preference of what I believe makes a good jurist, and being an originalist is pretty low on the list. ;)"
Thursday
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Gorsuch in the group The Great Debate
"well, I'd rather have 7 or 9, than 8. "
Thursday
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Gorsuch in the group The Great Debate
"I think the Dems are misguided in trying to block Gorsuch. He's not great, but he doesn't change the composition of the court any. This is the wrong time to make the stand they are making, and it will only hurt (1. it looks like spite. 2.…"
Thursday
Liam Strain replied to JJ's discussion Wedding Remembrance help
"Delicious. How does the bride feel about green."
Mar 21
Liam Strain replied to Way2Good's discussion Sexual confusion
"It is a rarity, but this is a big country. I have seen statistics as high as 1 in 5000 births having some degree if intersex biology, and while we do not have good data for how that might correlate to brain/body mismatch, that still represents a lot…"
Mar 21
Liam Strain replied to Craig Sullivan's discussion Wife's health issues...I'm at a loss!
"A few years after the birth of our son, she was getting increasingly heavy bleeding monthly - eventually leading to anemia (and with it's attending fatigue and other symptoms) and finally hemorrhagic bleeding severe enough to hospitalize twice,…"
Mar 21
Liam Strain replied to Lumberjoe's discussion Audio / Stereo Help Please
"It sounds like it's set up for either a 5.1 or 7.1 system (surround sound). So I would be looking for a specific A/V receiver to do that. Budget options I recommend would come from Yamaha and Denon. Next tier up is NAD then Marantz. "
Mar 20
Liam Strain replied to JJ's discussion Wedding Remembrance help
"What about a song/music dedication, or a specific reading in honor of?"
Mar 19
Liam Strain replied to Braeden's discussion Death
"I'm with you on embalming. I don't need my body preserved for some reason. "Green burials" sound better and better - let my nutrients go back into the earth, not preserved in a concrete vault."
Mar 18
Liam Strain replied to Braeden's discussion Race in the group The Great Debate
"Yes, but it's a positive statement (of something), rather than defined as a lack of something.  *shrug* I think ultimately it still comes down to letting groups decide how they wish to be referred to, taking back some power to define…"
Mar 17
Liam Strain replied to Braeden's discussion Race in the group The Great Debate
"Realizing there is nothing wrong with being black, etc... is not the same thing as addressing concerns of multiple groups (persons of color includes many, rather than having to enumerate them, and risk leaving some out) - or providing space for…"
Mar 17
Liam Strain replied to Braeden's discussion Race in the group The Great Debate
""Why work for what you can just sit back and take?"Again, you are asserting that people would prefer that. That's a judgment and I'm not sure your assertion is supported when you try to extend it to all those on government…"
Mar 16
Liam Strain replied to Robert's discussion Trying to keep a house as an heir after grandparents got a reverse mortgage
"I'm sorry for you loss, Robert. One thing that comes to mind, were you the beneficiary of any life insurance policies or other benefits, which may be used to pay off the loan? "
Mar 16

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Mid-thirties, with a wife and 18 month old son, living and working in Chicago. I'm a graphic designer/art director for a large consulting firm, and also run my own architectural and product photography business.

I am an atheist, a kalderash rom (gypsy), whiskey drinker, cigar smoker, kilt wearer, do-it-yourselfer, and poet... I am a casual (and perpetual) student of languages, go player, philosophy, physical sciences, mythology, literature and psychology.

I write articles for and work in roma-rights, as well as volunteering and acting as a committee member for other charities and service organizations.
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

Liam Strain's Blog

Depression/Anxiety Self-care

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

Depression happens to more of us than I think we realize. There is no shame in it. There are things you can do about it. Remember that it skews your perspective of everything - and not being able to trust your perceptions of things doesn't help. Call your doctor, or a hotline if you need to and go down this list from time to time.

I cannot claim to authorship of this list, but I've had versions on my computer for the better part of a decade, and it's been quite helpful at…

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At 12:11pm on November 2, 2015, Michael J. K. said…

Hope you and your family are doing great Liam.

Take good care young man.

Michael

At 6:44pm on September 11, 2015, Mac McIntire said…

Sorry about that.  I couldn't help myself because he is a douche.  Won't happen again!

At 12:32pm on July 15, 2014, Karl Helweg said…

Roma-rights is ethnic focused rather than regaining rights to a traditionally migratory/transient lifestyle in the modern world? 

At 6:18pm on July 14, 2014, Karl Helweg said…

I have to ask what exactly, say in bullet points, would "roma-rights" include? 

At 11:51pm on February 19, 2014, Lucius Artorius Castus said…

John wont approve my comments there, so I had to tell you here. 

That was hilarious. Whether it was intended to be or not.

At 7:38pm on December 20, 2012, Steve G said…

Liam, thanks judging by the video it looks like it brews a good cup of coffee, I'll check it out!

At 11:58pm on October 20, 2012, Lukus Albin said…

T'aves baxtalo. Me paaniboskiero, arta tume?

At 2:38am on August 3, 2012, Lukus Albin said…

Te aves Baxtalo, I was discussing the use of Gypsy as a Slur and though raised where it was I fear I've become desensitized to it as the infantry turned it to a nickname. How do you feel about it in your life?

At 2:21pm on December 29, 2011, peter Griffingreenbordanve said…

Thank you! ^^ though im still rather on the fence of atheism or believing in something. So agnostic might be the way i go. In either case. Thank you an i shall look around, as this is MUCH better then facebook, as this has more a purprose.

At 10:59pm on December 9, 2011, Ryan Tucker said…

I think so too. Thank you for the welcome.

 
 
 

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