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General Announcement Regarding Discussion Groups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam Strain May 9. 49 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

Tags: study, interim, overqualified, seeker, job

 

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Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
"Don't mistake my statement of "the law says X" as saying that it *should* be that way. Simply that it currently *is* that way - and that there are existing arguments for why that is. They can be challenged, but so far, I see no need…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
"I agree, if you think a law should be changed, present an argument for why. We fought against the laws which provided for slavery. Colorado fought against the laws which made Marijuana illegal. In those cases, they present the argument against the…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
"So - you won't explain why you think the current framework for our contract law is invalid.  I take that to mean you don't understand it, and just want to posit an oppositional question to everything rather than actually discuss your…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Best Methods for Cutting Down on Sweets
"The big struggle for me has been coke. I've been mostly successful by replacing it with plain carbonated water (or lightly flavored ones - LaCroix, or a bit of lemon/lime/orange slice) - the bubbles make it refreshing, and I can pretend…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
""The discussion is whether or not the contract should be considered legally valid to begin with. "Currently, it *is.* We don't have to defend why - that's been born out in our jurisprudence, legislation, and common law. The…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
"That still requires you to make a different law for pornography, than for other things via mass distribution. That makes it not a consent issue, as you have proposed. Unless you think consent for pornography is different than consent for other…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
""...And have also made other incorrect statements, such as that rape is an issue of force, not consent..." I recognize the flaw in my hurried statements in the chat. I am not making the Schafly argument. Nor have I stated such a position…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
""I'd venture that the Founding Fathers would disagree with you on that, and wouldn't agree with your assertion that objective reality is defined by the state"1. They wouldn't.  2. That's not his argument -…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
""On the contrary, the argument is that the objective reality is that consent is impossible to give to begin with."You have self defined the only type of consent that is valid, as consent given, individual to individual, in person. But you…"
Wednesday
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion TV show about guy with CP called 'Speechless'
"I think it's on Hulu as well, if you already have a subscription. "
May 19
Liam Strain replied to Sir's discussion Killing weeds in the driveway
"I agree it's good to be wary. But I do like evidence before making claims - and so far the industry money doesn't have to work very hard, as there is very little evidence that it does cause cancer. Overuse of pesticides and herbicides…"
May 19
Liam Strain replied to Sir's discussion Killing weeds in the driveway
""Glyphosate causes cancer"That's not really determined to be true yet. There are certainly allegations, but the bulk of the evidence doesn't support the claim, as of…"
May 19
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
"Your analogy to sports doesn't track, EXCEPT with something like the olympics, which often do have categories not only for objective scores, technical scores, but also interpretive/artistic scores - where someone can indeed perform better for…"
May 19
Liam Strain replied to Lumberjoe's discussion A Very Specific Request For Watch Nerds
"I've been consistently impressed by the Seiko 5 series. This is an 18mm lug, automatic movement.  https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK789-Analog-Automatic-Silver/dp/B0018N0HL0"
May 19
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A hypothetical regarding Einstein in the group The Great Debate
"I think you may have misunderstood my point.  Theories are built to answer a question based on Observed information. I am not saying "Mars exists because astronomers discovered it." I am saying "astronomers observe a red dot that…"
May 18
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A hypothetical regarding Einstein in the group The Great Debate
"As annoying as trolling truly is (and it is debatable if this single post qualifies) it is not specifically against the TOS - found here:http://community.artofmanliness.com/main/authorization/termsOfServiceThere is also a good deal more leeway given…"
May 18
Liam Strain replied to Braeden's discussion I'm not a Samurai and that Makes Me Sad
"Too tall?"
May 18
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
"Now you are back to having to show a distinction between a movie distributed on the internet, versus pornography - from a consent/distribution model. "
May 18
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
"That suggests to me that you missed, entirely, the point of what DADA was about. If anything, art is not defined by beauty, but by intent and process. And even that is fraught with exception. "
May 18
Liam Strain replied to Nature of a Man's discussion Pornography and property in the group The Great Debate
"Even aesthetic philosophers disagree, and have done so for centuries.  The Dadaist movement alone proved that beauty didn't have anything to do with art.  You have read a few books. I have taken a dozen college level courses, both…"
May 18

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http://liamstrain.com/
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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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Sir replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A bizarre dating trend I see
"If you want to know whether it works better to have common interests with a spouse, or not to, well, this is the sort of thing that evidence is relevant to.  No need to speculate.  Ask happily married people. My wife and I have common…"
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Charles Dodd replied to Xenias Latin's discussion New Leadership Question
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Xenias Latin replied to Xenias Latin's discussion New Leadership Question
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Xenias Latin replied to Xenias Latin's discussion New Leadership Question
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Xenias Latin replied to Xenias Latin's discussion New Leadership Question
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Charles Dodd replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A bizarre dating trend I see
"Apparently my blog post is gibberish to you as well, because my blog post wasn't about any of that. And since you won't quote my blog, I can't tell where you're getting this. Oh well, I have to quit for the night, which is just…"
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Dakota Caraway replied to Xenias Latin's discussion New Leadership Question
"Well, her yelling at you in a public setting about company policy is pretty unprofessional, especially in front of other co-workers.  If anything, she probably took offense to you keeping tabs on her showing up late and leaving early.…"
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Nature of a Man replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A bizarre dating trend I see
"I never said it was "bound to fail" "in every instance." I just said, "What will happen if..." In other words, what then? What then? Well if a person understands that love is a fluid state of consciousness, that comes…"
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