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I have found the official comic book of the AOM community!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pale Horse on Wednesday. 1 Reply

 "After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary Shirtless Bear-Fighter wanders the forest he’s sworn to protect, fistfighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man…Continue

A Very Specific Request For Watch Nerds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Bauer May 19. 3 Replies

I'm looking for an inexpensive everyday watch with specific characteristics:analogwhite face"white" metal (brushed aluminum, silver, stainless steel)18mm lug sizeSomething along the lines of a Timex…Continue

Audio / Stereo Help Please

Started this discussion. Last reply by King of the Dudes Mar 20. 2 Replies

Hey guys,The house I bought has 5 or 6 Energey EAS-6C speakers and 1 Yamaha NS-IW360C speaker integrated into the ceilings of various rooms. All the speaker cables peek out at one particular spot…Continue

Can we agree that . . .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lumberjoe Mar 1. 2 Replies

. . . the Danish Special Forces look like Cobra Commander?Continue

 

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Lumberjoe replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A bizarre dating trend I see
""To me this just seems... weird, and doesn't seem to jive with history; romantic relationships to me are primarily about attraction and love, and the specific 'activities' you do together aren't really that important,…"
6 hours ago
Lumberjoe replied to Native Son's discussion Presidential Diss in the group Catholic Men
"And plenty of Catholics who wouldn't care either way, regardless of who the Pope was."
7 hours ago
Lumberjoe joined Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group
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Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"I understand what you're saying. But, in a capitalist society, the potential for profit (rather than the overall greater good) is one of the few ways to motivate people to actually innovate, discover and develop anything of value. If you take…"
8 hours ago
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"If it makes you feel any better, manufacturing in Ontario is on its last legs. Most auto manufacturing jobs have gone to Mexico. We get tossed a few scraps every now and then but manufacturing in Ontario is nothing like it used to be. A lot…"
8 hours ago
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"If the country has an abundance of natural resources that they can sell on the international market, that's one possibility."
8 hours ago
Lumberjoe replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A bizarre dating trend I see
""I think you're misunderstanding the point; obviously couples will end up developing common interests in the natural course of things" Not necessarily. I've met plenty of couples who got together because of attraction that…"
8 hours ago
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"And, like you mentioned in another thread Shane, we're high trust societies. Our starting point isn't the belief that everyone is out to fuck us over. And that's not the case with everyone else. So here we are, playing by the rules…"
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"EXACTLY. GDP also doesn't measure overall: -health -life expectancy -happiness -freedom -opportunity -safety or availability of food and water -etc. So, even if we ignore how GDP is broken, how can we really determine how well a society is…"
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"That's pretty much it. I'm not against globalization. I'm against the globalization of predatory anarcho-capitalism. I also don't believe that GDP is the best way to measure / evaluate the quality of life in any given country.…"
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
""I know globalism has some negative effects on other parts of the world as well. Such as mining conditions in South America and Africa so that the world can have cheap electronics and jewelry." It's not just the conditions; it's…"
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"It's pretty scary, IMO. Especially since we know that there are other models that could work. Or that could at least be tried. And I'm not saying I'm any better; it took me over 30 years to finally find out what the fuck labour day…"
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"Shane essentially has it with the math bit. The farming / seasonal work bit is a bit of an exception. I can see a case for temporary foreign workers there. But temporary foreign workers here are, in many cases, staffing coffee shops and fast food…"
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"I'll concede to that."
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"Bingo. Getting a million American glass blowers to do the same work would result in those light bulbs being far too expensive to the end consumer. And I'd be surprised if we could even find a million American glass blowers to start with."
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
""We shifted to a service industry because our manufacturing industry left. Globalism destroys economies, cultures, and societies just so you can buy cheap shit. We're shipping off our middle class blue collar jobs, and importing slaves to…"
Friday

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Travelling, discovering new (to me) music, learning new languages, cultures, history, H.P. Lovecraft short stories, vintage Franco-Belgian comics, martial arts, brutalism, art deco, classic bossa nova, vintage race cars, fixed gear + single speed + road bikes, Nordic Noir / Scandinavian Noir movies and TV shows, affordable dive watches, mid-century modern design, learning about esoteric stuff and conspiracy theories but not actually believing them, the Nordic Model, etc.
Books
H.P. Lovecraft short stories, vintage Franco-Belgian comics, "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond, "No Logo" by Naomi Klein, I used to be into the Wheel of Time series, etc.
Movies
This list could get very long . . .
Music
I'm all over the map. I used to really be into punk and hip hop, I went through a big EDM phase wherein I was a producer / remixer / DJ, now I'm getting into all kinds of stuff like synthwave / vaporwave, afrobeat, funky soulful jazzy stuff, classic bossa nova, dubstep and future garage, etc. BIG ETC!
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"My whole life I was fighting the enemy, but I realized I was really fighting the INNER ME!" -Kimbo Slice

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face." - Mike Tyson

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I know, I know, I've got a dirty mind sometimes.  But here goes anyway.I passed by the sign in front of a local gym that was promoting how much weight their members had lost.  I saw "Congratulations, Bob Smith!  He lost 75 pounds and 19 inches!"How many men would like to lose "19 inches"?!  Comments?See More
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Jay D replied to J. Exalto's discussion Globalism in the group The Great Debate
"We are discussing two things here. 1. Globalism actually brought as huge relative wealth since the average western household now can afford things that were liited to the aristocracy just 100 years ago. Have you laundry done, babysitters, maids,…"
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Jack Bauer replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A bizarre dating trend I see
"I wouldn't call it "bizarre", though I think 'shared interests' can be over-emphasized. Shared values are far more important.  Shared goals.  Friendship ... which is different from merely liking the same…"
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Lumberjoe replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A bizarre dating trend I see
""To me this just seems... weird, and doesn't seem to jive with history; romantic relationships to me are primarily about attraction and love, and the specific 'activities' you do together aren't really that important,…"
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