Hi All,I'll start with an explanation. I have a job I truly enjoy, however It requires me to work the weekend, overnight (D) shift. As such all of my friends and family are asleep while I am awake.…Continue
"I kinda like the idea of impersonating a child to catch pedophiles on the internet.... On a more serious note however. Most of my hobbies are related to firearms and gold prospecting. Even if you're not into gunsmithing or handloading ammo,…"
Selling a "95% complete" kit could mean that he just got to place that required something that he did not feel safe doing (like the flying part.) At least these partially completed kits…"
"I work the "swing shift". I get home around 12:30 am, and as much as I'd like to, I can't go straight to bed. I try doing chores and projects that I can't get done during the day before work. Yes, that…"
"Aren't there bunches of lists of manly hobbies on here and the main site? Read those; eliminate anything that makes noise or requires daylight, and you have your list.
All the small-building hobbies meet this requirement - whittling,…"
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
"It has to do with how it is used.
A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
""if there needs to be a change, the leaders of the change should be members of the group. For self-appointed guardians to decide for other ethnicities what they should be offended by seems pretty demeaning."Of course. By the same token,…"
"Although my main concern with PC is the other uses of it as discussed above, there's an ugly underside to the terminology for groups, that we need to be aware of. Maybe we already are. Let's see.
Consider a few groups that have PC updates…"
"If PC is to be defined _only_ as using language to be kind to minority groups, then it's not conflation to link kind language to minority groups to other uses to influence political opinion. Let's just be sure we don't limit it to…"
"My ex was similar to yours. I remember when she started sleeping on the couch and I understood that she had to come back to me (or not) on her terms. I let her sleep there for several weeks and after 7 years of marriage it was painful to…"