"I recently learned that my uncle's greatest act of bravery in WWII wasn't for fighting the enemy, but for punching an officer who was bullying the enlisted men. He should have been court marshalled, but the Australian Navy was so desperate…"
"My most awesome thing may sound pretty weak to you outdoor men. I grew up in the city, but my Dad went back to his country roots when I was in my 20s. I have no idea about livestock, etc. One day I was visiting, and Dad had just been going on about…"
"I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I have no personal experience of the loss of a child, but in my work in Neonatal Intensive Care, have had many dealings with parents who have lost a baby. No one will ever know how you both feel,…"
"Kevin, you asked, 'Is age a bigger factor in being a man than I think? Do the things listed qualify me as a man?
I think you already know the answer. Of course you are a man. manhood isn't defined by age (well, to some extent), or…"
"William, to be fair to Hunter, he's the outsider here, and is probably not privy to whatever investigations/consultations that the young lady has received, and isn't in a position to make suggestions along these lines. I do agree, that…"
"Two things: one is that the pecs are a difficult group (no, not just one) of muscles to get growing, so 205 for a 1 rep max isn't too shoddy. Second, in the bench, the last third/quarter of the movement heavily relies on triceps. Are you…"
"I'm wondering if she may have Angelman's syndrome, which affects girls, mainly. They develope normally, initially, then regress rapidly, becoming mute. They often appear 'happy', but no-one knows whether they are really…"
"Pleasure to meet you mark, always nice to chat with another like minded fellow. I my self am in accounting, I actually manage the accounting and financial advising department of this bank here where I live. It is a shame that you do not get to dress…"
Pleasure to meet you mark, always nice to chat with another like minded fellow. I my self am in accounting, I actually manage the accounting and financial advising department of this bank here where I live. It is a shame that you do not get to dress up more often were you are now but it is nice that you have the will to do so.
"My guess is exposure to younger generations...Remember the love sees no color shirts back in the 80's? Generation X was brought up to not see color like our parents and grandparents were and we were much more accepting of mixed race…"
I wanted originally to bring it to one issue but I guess we could talk about anything really that has changed in the the public's general mindset.I wanted to talk about LGBT issues. I reckon it started in earnest in the 1960s. Then it started getting noticeably more open about twenty years later. However, even in the 1980s it was common for homosexuals to be shunned or even beaten, by citizens and not by a law. Now there are laws in some places against simply stating your opinion on it. In…See More
What do you guys think about the idea being described by Frank Herbert in one of the later Dune novels?"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted."See More
Currently the chat, and active member list do not appear to be functioning on any browser, for any users. I have notified Brett, and did not see anything on Ning's site regarding an issue, so I don't know what to expect regarding a resolution, but wanted to push out a general notice. Hopefully they'll get things running again soon. I'll post updates here, if I learn of any. See More