"Maybe it's an age thing - I'm over 50 - but I'm a big believer in not using chemicals to alter my mood, any more than coffee or tea will.
Personally I think that school having an outlet for boys boisterousness and the kids learning…"
"I have wondered about this as well and suspect it is a combination of factors:
1. Boys' part time jobs tended to be blue collar jobs - lawn maintenance, grease monkey, and so on. Our society says you are a loser if you're blue collar.…"
"isn't the labor force participation rate calculated based on those eligible to be working, aka non incarcerated?
So while one must ask why we lock up so many, I'm not sure it's relevant to declining participation."
"For some reason my replies aren't going where I expect them to -- but the comment in this thread where "Small business used to provide most of the jobs."
Small businesses started being crowded out with FDR. Why? This is because the…"
"This isn't new, either. I remember reading Paul Ragonese's book _Soul of a Cop_ - he was a NYC policeman.
He had issues in his career because in NYC, the Irish-American became a cop, and the Italian-American became a garbage man.
"I think the important thing is to do what you can do, and do it well.
I REALLY want to get back to regular exercise, and once I'm through with a current short term intense job I'm doing I will.
I once went to a chiropractor who wrote a…"
"Before I was 50, I spent 8.5 years going to school at night finishing a bachelors and getting a masters.
Expect to be tired a lot.
What is nice is being a student beyond the traditional age of college - this is not just a 'babysitting'…"
"I agree with the "no" reasons here, and I have an additional, selfish one.
If I really have to take a piss I'm gonna go into the John, whip it out, and piss in the urinal. I have to say that I think if there were women there I'd…"
"People who are so divorced by their hundreds of billions in wealth from the every day life's of their national citizens don't deserve to hold executive power either.
Frankly I wish all the candidates would crawl back under the rocks from…"
"Indeed. The state has always been multi racial but holds one thin dear: individual rights.
Unfortunate that Colorado has become a Marxist paradise.
I'll keep the equality state, thanks.
Also don't forget that the GOP was and is the anti…"
"I once asked a (male) friend if I could call him any time of day or night if going cold turkey on TV got me into depression. He told me later how much he was hoping I didn't choose the middle of the night... but he said sure. I…"
"Okay then, a good .22 is the way to go. In a bolt action look for a used Marlin 25, they had fantastic barrels. New bolt, check out the CZ rifles, not cheap, but not heartbreakers either. In a semi-auto, go with a Ruger 10-22, they run forever, and…"
Just as Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” has been applied to many different aspects of modern life; I believe there are many great lessons to be learned from all of the warriors and warrior societies, from SEALS to Samurais, and Spetsnaz to Spartans.