Young Men – Learn What Makes You Happy


Of course, it makes sense to learn what makes you happy, but lots of people don’t.  Let me focus on just one aspect, the financial one.  I have spent much money on stuff that did not add to my happiness over the years.  I know of many other people who also have done this.

Often there is a hope that spending money on this or that with enhance your happiness, but very often it does not.  Pay attention to how you spending affects you.  Though, perhaps one should not be too harsh and judge something to early.  Sometimes it takes time to fully understand the impact.  Also, what may bring happiness now, may not in the future, and vice versa.  Always be on the lookout for new opportunities.

In short, know yourself.

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150 comments on “Young Men – Learn What Makes You Happy
  1. mgtowhorseman says:

    Happiness is fuck you.
    Not HAVING to do anything.

    You have to work late…fuck you
    You have to go to this evening thing….fuck you
    You have to go to this family thing…fuck you
    You have to buy me this….fuck you.
    You have t…FUCK YOU.

    Whethet it is being a minimalist, work hard and invest, having a skill set, having critical knowledge, ignoring shaming, ignoring whoever ….

    Its all about you needing it wasy less than they need you.
    Its up to you how you get to that state and what it looks like to you.

    Me its debt free and renting and skilled so I can literally pull up stakes and go walkabout.
    My BIL its 30 acres in the woods and a paid for off grid house.
    A buddy its working 14 hour days so next year at 34 and 500k he can bail.

    Its all about the Fuck You.

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    Kinda relevant

    She says neoliberal thinking is a lie because it can “make you feel like you’re in charge of your own destiny.” She picked her own destiny and was disappointed in the results. She says white supremacy and patriarchy and capitalism shattered the “invictus-fueled fantasy most of us are taught to believe. We are not masters of our own fate.” What fate is she complaining about? Her childless professorship. Who picked this fate? She did.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/black_professor_picks_feminism_loses_at_life.html

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  3. RichardP says:

    Riffing off of what horseman and FB’s link says:

    If you would be happy, be useful.
    If you would be useful, develop skills.
    Then use them to build things, for self and others.
    Now. Not yesterday. Not some long-away tomorrow.
    Now.

    Where do you suppose Adam was most happy / useful / content?
    In the Garden, that someone else built?
    Or in the middle of his life, in the middle of what
    he built for self and family? Even tho he had to
    sweat to do it.

    A Psalm of Life
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882

    What the Heart of the Young Man Said to the Psalmist

    Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
    “Life is but an empty dream!”
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,
    And things are not what they seem.

    Life is real! Life is earnest!
    And the grave is not its goal;
    “Dust thou art, to dust returnest,”
    Was not spoken of the soul.

    Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
    Is our destined end or way;
    But to act, that each to-morrow
    Finds us farther than to-day.

    Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
    And our hearts, though stout and brave,
    Still, like muffled drums, are beating
    Funeral marches to the grave.

    In the world’s broad field of battle,
    In the bivouac of Life,
    Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
    Be a hero in the strife!

    Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
    Let the dead Past bury its dead!
    Act,–act in the living Present!
    Heart within, and God o’erhead!

    Lives of great men all remind us
    We can make our lives sublime,
    And, departing, leave behind us
    Footprints on the sands of time;

    Footprints, that perhaps another,
    Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
    A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
    Seeing, shall take heart again.

    Let us, then, be up and doing,
    With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing
    Learn to labor and to wait.

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  4. RichardP says:

    “learn to labor, and learn to wait.

    Waiting seems to be the hardet part.

    Too many of life’s ills can be traced directly to the inability of a man to sit quietly in an empty room. don’t remember the source.

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    Too many of life’s ills can be traced directly to the Internet lity of a man to sit quietly in an empty room. don’t remember the source.

    Sounds like the marshmallow test

    https://spawnyspace.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/life-is-a-giant-marshmallow-test/

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  6. Farm Boy says:

    A two-line proposed bill would require men to report “certain events” of a sexual nature to law enforcement.

    HB 604 would amend Chapter 1 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia so that “any male 55 years of age or older shall immediately report to the county sheriff or local law enforcement agency when such male releases sperm from his testicles.”

    The bill was sponsored by five female Democratic representatives, including Rep. Dar’Shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia).

    https://www.wcnc.com/mobile/article/news/local/georgia-bill-would-require-men-to-report-every-release-of-sperm-to-officers/85-b7146573-acbb-4830-af00-96df0cb41517?

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    Because when Middle Class and Middle Aged people go rogue and take to the streets, it means that most people in the country are very, very, very pissed off. Bourgeois, which the Left has tried to make into an insult, but which are in fact the backbone of the west are the people who do things and keep our communities ticking. They have to get very, very mad before they risk family and job and a clean record. When they get to that point they are ten seconds from having nothing left to lose. Which is the point.

    Found on facebook, what France is starting to look like for those of us with contacts there:

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-yellow-jackets-revolt-and-the-future-of-america/

    [No likes for the guillotine there are?]

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    Why is 18 the age of adulthood if the brain can take 30 years to mature?
    Neuroscience research suggests it might be time to rethink our ideas about when exactly a child becomes an adult.

    https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/adult-brain

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  9. Liz says:

    Happiness is a nice, warm, down blanket.
    Or roaring fire. Or furnace. Or warm shower. Or bath! A natural hot spring. A fluffy pair of slippers. A hot cup of coffee. That’s making me happy right now.
    A down snow bib.
    Maybe a big coal furnace. I’ll bet coal would be warm.
    You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it.
    Dey’s uh, coal-kabobs, coal creole, gumbo coal…..

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  10. Liz says:

    The Trump Russia hysteria reminds me a lot of the Iraq memes.
    We watched as WMD turned into saving the Iraqi people which turned into “freedom!” and then…whatever I stopped watching.

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  11. Liz says:

    Remember it all started with the bloody pilot’s uniform.
    The “new information”.
    “This uniform has been sitting in the desert for 10 years and we just found it! Saddam will kill everyone with WMDs!”
    Trump collaborated with Russia to hack our voting machines!
    Trump collaborated with Russia to hack our social media accounts!
    Trump collaborated with Russia to…try to influence our election with trolls!
    Trump..um…slept in a Russian hotel room once, talked to some prostitutes, and is being blackmailed!
    Trump…er…..bad man! bad, bad man!!!

    I was actually talking to someone on a blog yesterday who asserted that:
    1) ISIS is as strong as ever
    2) We never defeated the Nazis
    He obviously watches a lot of CNN

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  12. SFC Ton says:

    Happiness is for bitches. A man should learn what makes him sovergien, as long winded Horesman implies

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  13. Cheque d'Out says:

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  14. BuenaVista says:

    When I was married, one of our best (female) friends, also married, asked me privately: “Are you happy? Are you ever happy? What makes you happy?”

    There were so many eyebrow-raising subtexts to this. (She and I were attracted to each other but never did anything about it; I never fell off the monogamy wagon for the duration of the marriage.) But I had no idea what was going on in my marriage, much less what my ex- was telling her girlfriends.

    I recall being flummoxed, but stammered out, ‘”Sure, when I finish something. I like finishing things, doing deals, getting paid. Then I start over on the next project.”

    She didn’t think this qualifed as “happy”. That’s fine. She had a diferent definition.

    A couple years later she kidnapped her 10 year-old son and fled with a man to Switzerland, where they set up house. The boy didn’t get to say goodbye to his Dad. I couldn’t tell you is she was “happy.”

    ***

    Today, I will say, I’m happy. I’m eating a ribeye and drinking whiskey for lunch (it’s so much more than a breakfast drink!), and pawing at the manual for my new AR-10.

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  15. Cheque d'Out says:

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    So it would seem that BV has considered things, decided what makes him happy, and acted upon it.

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    With only a few exceptions — Fox News, the editorial pages (not the front pages) of the Wall Street Journal, and a handful of websites — the better part of the American media has spent the last two years fulminating about Trump-Russia collusion we now know never existed.

    Actually, we always knew that, but finally, it’s official. It was always a bunch of — excuse the expression — trumped up baloney that made no sense except to those who wished so deeply to believe it was true.

    Which makes the people who were doing that fulminating — media, politicians and (usually retired) intelligence figures, who were, as is becoming increasingly clear, betraying the American Constitutional system with impunity — sick and evil

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/the-american-media-destroyed-themselves-over-mueller/

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  18. Cheque d'Out says:

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  19. Farm Boy says:

    Barbra Streisand reminds us why we can’t trust her judgement. Michael Jackson’s “sexual needs were his sexual needs,” she says. “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children…both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.” …

    — Mike (@Doranimated) March 23, 2019

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  20. Cheque d'Out says:

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    Gratuitous image

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  23. Cheque d'Out says:

    With the rumours of May leaving not even hot off the physical presses…the cuckservatives want Nicky Thicky Morgan to replace her.

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  24. Farm Boy says:

    Logan explained that, as a journalist, there was “a very simple fix.” She explained, “You can say six people were charged, but none of those charges had anything to do with conspiring with Russia. That gives — that doesn’t mislead the reader or the viewer, right? Because it’s very clear what people were charged with and that it’s not related to conspiracy or to the central focus of the Mueller investigation.”

    “As a journalist, I find it disappointing that people will create one impression with their reporting, correct it later and then claim that they have been honest and objective,” Logan concluded

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/23/lara-logan-mueller-indictment-media/

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  25. Farm Boy says:

    This is the type of Morgan y’all need for PM

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  26. Cheque d'Out says:

    That ship sailed long ago. They’re out of their fucking tiny minds

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  27. Cheque d'Out says:

    So after a day with the media wetting themselves over the Blair March for Totalitarianism, and a couple of million bots on an online poll, I retire to bed with some remote prospect of Nicky Fucking Morgan as future leader / PM. Just when you think things can’t get any worse…

    Can’t honestly see anyone replacing May until after March 29th. Anyway, all this Tory manoeuvring is a bit late isn’t it? They have all sat back for 25 years and watched everything Conservatives stood for be trashed, mocked and made toxic without response other than to apologise, stagnate and drift aimlessly into a pointless Blairist project.

    Any Tory Chancellor worth his salt would have been trashing Corbyn’s fantasy economics 24/7 but I don’t recall Hammond even getting on the screen during 2017GE.

    All the mainstream parties are dead to me now, and I wonder how many, within GP and without, will now be embracing fringe parties in large numbers.

    The only thing keeping me going right now is the thought of the May elections here and the EU, which I hope will be the biggest “fuck off” ever seen in European democracy. The Real People’s Vote

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  28. Ame says:

    “I wish Hillary had married OJ”

    bwahahahahaha!!!!!!!

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  29. Farm Boy says:

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a major breakthrough for the Mueller investigation, the head of the FBI’s special counsel on Russian interference ordered President Trump to sit on a large golden scale in order to see if he weighs the same as a duck.

    According to Robert Mueller, should Trump weigh the same as a duck, it will prove that he is made of wood, which will in turn prove that he is a witch working for the Russian government.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/mueller-orders-trump-to-sit-on-scale-to-see-if-he-weighs-the-same-as-a-duck

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  30. BuenaVista says:

    Lara Logan has a free pass for life from me. She’ll never pay for whatever stupid expensive cocktail she prefers in my town. If she says something stupid, I’ll not say a word.

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  31. BuenaVista says:

    Not to be pedantic or unpleasant or overly focused on the OP, but how many men here have ever been asked, by another man, if they are “happy”? Even the male shrinks I have endured didn’t bother with that.

    My male friends (staff in the prior life) say, “How you doin?” when you see each other. (This happens all day, everyday.)

    “Terrific.”

    “Fantastic.”

    “Cookin’ with gas.”

    ” Playing hurt.”

    “Pretty good, let me get the blood test tho.”

    “Ask your wife.”

    ****

    Want to be a useless male human? Tell your friends and staff that your last call with so-and-so really sucked. Graduated men find meaning in responsibility. “Happy happy happy” has nothing to do with being a man.

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  32. BuenaVista says:

    I guess he’s “happy.” From a very small town in southeast Iowa. Never won a high school state title. He had a losing record as a freshman at college. Probably got a little financial aid, but certainly no scholarship, at his financially strapped teachers college; none of the majors (OK State, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State). He is in Cedar Falls, where my grandmother got her (1-year program) teaching certificate before returning home to teach in a one room schoolhouse. He’s majoring in elementary education.

    And he just won the NCAA title at 184, and let me tell you, there aren’t any 250 lb steroidal linebackers who want to tussle with this kind of guy.

    I do think our society celebrates the wrong kind of human.

    If you look at how starved he’s been to make weight, I suspect he’s going to be really, really “happy” tonight with three or four ribeyes and some cheese-loaded hash browns extra crispy.

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  33. Ame says:

    happiness … hummm … still on that diet where i can’t eat fun foods – thinking this is for life. my girls are on it now, too, and it’s actually amazing how it’s positively affecting Aspie Girl.

    anyway, we CAN have apples, and raw local honey, and lemons, and butter, and cinnamon, and nutmeg … so fixin to pull out a no-crust apple ‘pie’ from the oven! yummm!!!!!!!

    that makes all of us here very happy 🙂

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  34. Farm Boy says:

    Senator Sanders and Bernie 2020 is permitting a foreign national, Ms. Sisa, to serve in an advisory position which allows her to directly or indirectly participate in the decision-making process of persons with regard to election-related activities in violation of FEC regulations,” the complaint reads.

    The complaint also names two other foreign nationals on the Sanders’ 2016 campaign, immigration activists Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas, who worked as the campaign’s national Latino outreach strategist and press secretary for Latino outreach, respectively.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2019/03/23/sanders-campaign-hit-complaint-illegal-alien-staffers/

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    When I was a kid living in the East Baltimore projects, Dad drove me through white neighborhoods with beautiful homes. Dad said, “If you get an education, you can live like this.” He never taught me to hate wealth or white people. Dad did not fill my head with the Democrats’ lie that white America was scheming 24/7 to prevent me from achieving my American dream. Democrats’ lies about America have crushed far too many black youth’s hopes, dreams, and ambitions.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/the_democratic_presidential_contenders_demeaning_view_of_americans.html

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  36. SFC Ton says:

    Given the difference in brain size and IQ I doubt it’s wise to say they can achieve parity with upper class honkies either but most folks ain’t got the brass to deal in reality

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  37. SFC Ton says:

    I got a bridge to sell at a good price for anyone who thinks that wrestler isn’t on gear

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    Why are immigrants here? Because white guys built a better nation than their ancestors did back home … and they want a piece of it

    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/freelance-comment-of-the-week-i-cant-get-no-separation/

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    What I don’t like about Shrill full on going there with the abortion plot is that 1 of the reasons why u should be pro-choice is that an abortion isn’t something any woman is going to get nonchalantly w/o agonizing over the decision. But Aidy’s like so happy & chill about it???
    — Taylor Berry (@sewnfruit) March 18, 2019

    Because, as Shrill’s writer Lindy West says:
    “It’s a super normal part of life.”
    Abortion.
    It’s a super normal part of life.
    Dismembering an unborn child: a super normal part of life.
    Ending an inconvenient life: a super normal part of life. 2/?
    — Carolyn (@ccarolson) March 21, 2019

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  40. Cheque d'Out says:

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  41. Cheque d'Out says:

    I wanted to reduce my blood to just simmering, so I listened to a nice, lightweight channel. Yes, her again, the Canadian

    (skip to 9:19 for the bit I’m talking about)

    She points out a couple of amusing (if you’re in the mood, I guess) failures to communicate. I would expand her points thusly:

    ‘With the greatest possible respect’ means ‘I have no respect (how could I possibly have any respect for you, you’re clearly a tit)’

    ‘I only have a few comments’ means ‘you are so far wrong that it’d be pointless to go into every way in which you’ve lost the plot. Here are just a couple of quick pointers before your imminent departure

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  42. Cheque d'Out says:

    Even ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone, ex hard left mayor of London. Back in the GLC & Maggie Thatcher days. Gets the problem

    Red Ken right about something…what a day to be alive

    [Just like Piers Morgan being right sometimes it is.
    What happen next it will?]

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  43. Farm Boy says:

    ‘With the greatest possible respect’ means ‘I have no respect (how could I possibly have any respect for you, you’re clearly a tit)’

    So no “British understatement” there

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  44. Cheque d'Out says:

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  45. Cheque d'Out says:

    “So no “British understatement” there”

    It just makes me smile that there are obviously two ways to interpret the words with the greatest possible respect but Shirley, in the circumstances, it’s perfectly obvious that the insulting meaning is the right one. It shouldn’t be ambiguous to either side in the ‘conversation’.

    But you can say it in front of the kids (or the laydeez) without upsetting them at all.

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  46. Cheque d'Out says:

    And may I recommend to the House, “lost the plot” as a fun phrase.
    to no longer be able to act normally or understand what is happening
    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/lose-the-plot

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  47. Cheque d'Out says:

    Is this reasonable commentary?

    Donald could shut a lot of this shit down by releasing the DECLAS information. I really wish that he would.

    [Also wish that he would also I do.]

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    French president Emmanuel Macron has declared that Yellow Vest protests against his globalist regime are “over”, as he vowed a serious crackdown on future demonstrations.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/03/19/macron-vows-crackdown-yellow-vest/

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  49. Farm Boy says:

    A newly released survey has claimed that nearly four out of every ten French believe that a full-on revolution is the best way to solve the country’s political problems.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/03/24/four-in-ten-french-say-revolution-the-solution-to-countrys-problems/

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  50. Cheque d'Out says:

    “What happen next it will?”

    Not much of a Scooby right now. Meeting between May and the ERG (bigly Brexiteers) at 3pm today at Chequers (PM’s cuntry residence). So there could be more news later

    Also; Apparently a very senior representative of the UK to the EU signed a letter to the EU confirming the extension of the end of Article 50 by two weeks. Before our Parliament voted on accepting it. UK law now contradicts international law. This is said to be May doing something ILLEGAL in order to pressure parliament to extend the deadline.

    If you wanted to wind up the Moggster, this would be an excellent way to do it.

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  51. Cheque d'Out says:

    Micron’s problems;

    Why Is France in Its Fifth Republic? Because they like a decent shake up on a reasonable regular basis.

    Pretty sure that a lot of Brexiteers are of a similar mind. It’s not just Brexit. There’s a lot more wrong than that. Brexit is only step one. IMHO

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  52. Farm Boy says:

    Greatest hits

    “If you don’t think exactly the same way as me,” she points out, “then you’ve clearly got a lot to learn about diversity.” Could any triggered academic put it better? “I despise whiteness. Literally nothing about me is white except for my skin colour.”

    Although she is British, Ms. McGrath outdoes Bill Kristol at his own game: “It’s a broken kind of democracy that allows a majority of voters to impose their wishes on the rest of us.” Yes! Ms. McGrath cracks open the hard nut of oppression lurking inside all of us, all men anyway. “Men who are attracted to women clearly have feminine tastes and are therefore probably gay.” Again: “I have posed nude for Penthouse in an effort to dismantle the patriarchy from within.” And how’s this? “If you only have sex with people you find attractive, you might want to ask yourself why you’re such a superficial bigot.”

    We’ve been hearing a lot about Brexit lately. But Ms. McGrath might have the most radical proposal we’ve yet heard: “It is our children who will suffer most from Brexit. Therefore we should hold a second referendum but only allow under 12s to vote.” And how about this? “I have always stood up for minorities. As such, it is essential that we respect the wishes of the minority of U.K. voters and overturn Brexit.” Ms. McGrath is also sensitive to the enormity of America’s slaveholding past. “My book is now available to buy in the U.S. on Kindle. If you want the hardcover, you’ll have to order it from the U.K. or wait a few months. I do this in order to punish the U.S. for its complicity in the slave trade.”

    She is alert to fat shaming, too: “You’ll notice there’s not a single obese player in the England football team. This kind of discrimination is precisely why the fat acceptance movement is so essential.” She also tweaked NatWest, a British bank, for inciting “violence against vegans.” They apologized.

    How woke is Titania McGrath? This woke: “We need to distinguish between bad homophobia and good homophobia. Bad homophobia is when a Christian bakery refuses to make a cake with a gay slogan. Good homophobia is when children are prevented from learning about gay rights in the name of Allah.” Herbert Marcuse’s idea of “repressive tolerance” has nothing on that distinction.

    Thinking of wearing a maga hat? “Wearing a maga hat is a form of incitement to violence. So if someone punches you in the face for wearing one, that’s your fault.” Aren’t we hearing that everywhere today? “Whenever anyone says that women aren’t funny, I take it as a compliment. Humour is a patriarchal construct.” Ditto body hair: “Chest hair is a social construct.” You knew that, right?

    Remember Jussie Smollett? Titania McGrath gets it: “It is absolutely essential that we believe Jussie Smollett. If we don’t, other people who haven’t been attacked might not have the courage to come forward.”

    https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/4/wokes-on-you

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  53. Cheque d'Out says:

    Handy summary

    Despite what Andrew Brillo Neil may think, even the BBC is pretty clear about Parliament needing to vote through any change to leaving on Friday.

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  54. BuenaVista says:

    I’m not saying certain people should learn to code, because that’s hate speech.

    But …

    I think the short guy at the upper right is feeding his punch cards. Output was solely on a printer, which is the guy standing at his rear.

    Because I’m from a university town, we were given some instruction, in junior high, in Fortran IV. We then wrote code, on paper. If approved, we were granted access to the university punch card room (about 20 or 30 typewriter-like devices that produced one card per line of code) (This was for a university with 20,000 students). So we sat down and produced enough paper cards to feed in a stack to run a program on the school’s IBM mainframe.

    The ironic observation is that this code-generation room was in a *temporary* dwelling. Perhaps it wasn’t clear yet if this computer thing was going to turn out.

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    From the picture,

    “Learn to code — get hot chicks”

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  56. Liz says:

    Donald could shut a lot of this shit down by releasing the DECLAS information. I really wish that he would.

    I couldn’t watch the video (no real streaming up here). I’m assuming you’re referring to the Mueller report data? I don’t think that would be a good idea. I’ll offer some examples to make the point:
    -A couple of years back, I came home to a message on my answering machine “from the IRS” obviously a fraud, asking me to call back and I was in trouble yada yada. I went to the IRS page to report the fraud and found it wasn’t possible to just report it as a concerned citizen against fraud, they wanted to know all of my personal information first. I elected to just ignore. Why? Because no one in their right mind wants to draw the attention of the IRS….even when they’ve done nothing wrong (to their knowledge).

    -Every time a commander launches an investigation, it leads to more investigations. It reminds me of that Churchill quote about war:
    “Never, never, never believe any war OSI investigation will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The Commander who yields to OSI fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.”
    Because when you start to scrutinize everyone’s individual lives….well, you find all sorts of stuff. Not illegal stuff, necessarily, but stuff that might lead to something illegal…or at least questionable. Let’s investigate that!
    Opening that file of investigations over the last two years would offer so much ammo for the liberals I can’t even ponder how bad it would get.

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  57. Cheque d'Out says:

    You can’t argue with morons of this calibre. It’d be nice if they didn’t get to vote though

    [wonder if the dog is the smarter of the pair I do]

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  58. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’ve commercially programmed in Fortran IV, 66 and 77. Not too bad but implicit declaration of variables was terrible for creating bugs. As were Equivalence blocks (IME). 32KW PDP 11s with overlays FTW. Serious code too.

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  59. Cheque d'Out says:

    First computer was a 110 baud teletype to a university’s Prime computer. And no, there’s no missing ‘k’, that’s 110 baud. Paper tape rather than cards.

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  60. Cheque d'Out says:

    “Learn to code — get hot chicks”. Hmm.

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  61. Liz says:

    Opening that file of investigations over the last two years would offer so much ammo for the liberals I can’t even ponder how bad it would get.

    Just to add, imagine if one’s ex had the keys to investigate everything in one’s personal life. In this case it’s not just one ex, it’s a great number of them, all out to prove something nefarious, with the license to dig.

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  62. Cheque d'Out says:

    DECLAS; I mean I want the good stuff on the swamp released. Your swamp, our swamp and the meta-swamp in the west.

    Some of the stuff that Killary admitted to would be called strict liability here; there is no legal defence. There is no clearer sign to everybody that at a certain point the law is only for the little people. I wonder how many lives were ended or ruined by leaks from her private server?

    You’ll never drain the swamp until the swamp creatures face the law.
    Although there’s a lot to be said for a string of suicides (real and apparent) for the more minor characters. Putting people in prison can be expensive.

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  63. Cheque d'Out says:

    An acquaintance of mine received a link to what appeared to be illegal porn many years ago, they wanted to report it it but it became apparent that reporting the unsolicited, unwanted link involved giving all their details to the police, who would likely want his computer…absolute nuts. He just deleted the shit email.

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  65. Liz says:

    it became apparent that reporting the unsolicited, unwanted link involved giving all their details to the police, who would likely want his computer

    Yeah, I can’t remember all the details the IRS wanted (it was a couple of years ago), but I remember it was a good deal of information….as though I was the criminal.

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  66. Farm Boy says:

    Liz,

    How did the cake go over?

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  67. Cheque d'Out says:

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  68. Cheque d'Out says:

    Currently showing virtue signalling turnips. I mean Swedes

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  69. Farm Boy says:

    A Pennsylvania woman down in the dumps over her jailed boyfriend admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old boy to help her cope with depression, police said.

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/22/woman-had-sex-with-teen-while-boyfriend-was-in-jail-to-counter-depression-cops/

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  70. BuenaVista says:

    I think Liz makes a good point. I was, of course, up early because the usual and spent some time listening to our modern media react to this latest boot to the face. They’re oblivious, simply moving on the “new real real” issues without fact, observation or logic. If anything, the collapse of the “collusion” b.s. has just made them happier: Now they get to play make-believe about a whole new basket of imaginary friends ready to crucify the Trumpster.

    OTOH, Kevin McCarthy says “Turn the lights on full” and advocates disclosure. A good point in his favor, which I agree with, is to reveal the perfidy, craven corruption, gross animus of the shrieking false accusers. Because the false accusers were minor people like the Director CIA, Director FBI, Attorney General, Director DNI (etc etc) I think they should be compelled to swim in their own shit, at minimum, and eat it in Leavenworth or Canon City, at maximum. The corruption of the FISA warrant process alone should wipe them all out. The FISA court has proven to be a police state har-har-har weapon used by Washington mediocrities to attack productive human beings. (Footnote: you folks may or may not have a sense of how truly mediocre is the Washington in-crowd. These guys would work in cubes in Bloomington, IL for State Farm if they were thrown out in the street.)

    I also think that Trump’s chutzpah for dealing with these puny little creeps in the media is now so high he risks spontaneous combustion. He’s going to go on full blast for the next 18 months. He will pick up 10 mm new voters if he frames the matter properly. Or, can you imagine what it’s going to be like on the receiving end of the “I told you so” rhetoric at the next press conference or, horrors, rally? He’s going to hit them all with the ugly truck and I say, can’t happen too soon.

    McCarthy call for disclosure below. McCarthy is the federal prosecutor who put the motherfucker “Blind Shiek” in prison for attempting to blow up the Twin Towers in 1993.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/trump-russia-investigation-mueller-report-full-disclosure-documents-testimony/

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  71. Farm Boy says:

    The term “virtue signaling” was a fine invention. It captures the situation so well and so succinctly

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  72. Farm Boy says:

    I also think that Trump’s chutzpah for dealing with these puny little creeps in the media is now so high he risks spontaneous combustion.

    I hope so. He has shown more patience than I expected that he would. The patience seemingly has turned out to be wise. Let them take their best shot and look like crazies

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  73. Liz says:

    How did the cake go over?

    GREAT! Mike loved it. 😀
    It’s almost gone now…really delicious.

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  74. BuenaVista says:

    I hate to disagree with The Liz, but the people who have been ridiculed and reviled for three years for saying “WTF?” in regard to the collusion b.s., are going to get serious payback here. So some Dem clownshow stagehands who will now attempt to get on CNN by transitioning to a new basket of phony allegations have lost a lot of credibility. Even a few liberal talking heads, who want to salvage their careers, are going to turn on them. Matt Taibbi is a good example. The guy is a raving leftist, but he’s already dragged them, describing how Trump’s deranged opponents in the media have just shot off their dicks.

    https://taibbi.substack.com/

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  75. Cheque d'Out says:

    After all, who wants their name linked to a police porn investigation. Too many morons stupid enough to confuse a witness for a suspect? There was a paediatrician who got beaten up because the morons only got as far as paedo before starting to attack him.

    Back in the day I asked for the phone number for a walking boot specialist shop, I asked for pedosmart ltd (or something like that). Definitely got a funny reaction from the operator. I had to “WTH! pedo as in pedestrian! Feet!”

    Bear in mind that paedo (pee-do – child) is pronounced differently to pedo (peddo foot) in the UK at least. I was not a happy bunny.

    Too many morons

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  76. BuenaVista says:

    In my first company, we needed major server horsepower and looked at Dec, Prime and the other usual suspects. We went with multi-processor, Unix-based, *micro-processor* systems that were open and cheap. Not many people did.

    Anyway, the culture of Route 128 Boston at that time was just a thrilling environment. I’m sure I could buy a used multi-million dollar Vax now if I would just pay freight.

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    A point to be made is that Mueller and Team really tried. So very hard. And there was nothing. Which should have been evident to a rational person from the start.

    Shove that in the face of disbelievers as appropriate

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  78. BuenaVista says:

    Big Ben is truly lovely. Wins the internet for me this morning, thx.

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  79. Cheque d'Out says:

    I did like that photo

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  80. Cheque d'Out says:

    I remember seeing my first Seagate (iirc) 20MB hard disk. Size of a house brick

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  81. Everyone said the economy would fall apart, stock market crash, everything fall apart if T was elected too. Maybe people thinking so of Brexit should remember that! And now imagine where things would be were H elected, in contrast.

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  82. Cheque d'Out says:

    Adult conversation between two real world Brexiteers

    [Good interviewer and subject they are]

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  83. Cheque d'Out says:

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  84. Lots of things make me feel happy but spending money has never been one of them. Of course having enough money to cover the bills makes me happy. And money is sometimes required to pursue hobbies and goals that lead to happiness/fulfillment. But a pair of expensive shoes or a certain status symbol thing? No. But for some people this does seem to equal happy. Dunno…

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  85. Cheque d'Out says:

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    President Trump on Sunday tweeted for the first time since news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had finished his investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the president’s campaign and Moscow.

    “Good Morning, Have A Great Day!” he said in a post on Sunday morning, his first tweet since Friday afternoon.

    “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” he added.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/435469-trump-breaks-40-hour-silence-on-twitter

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  87. mgtowhorseman says:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-trial-to-begin-monday-in-toronto-for-two-doctors-accused-of-ignoring/

    Doctors specifically ignore the soldier and the family and the power of attorney to change status to do not resusitate.

    A soldier of WWII.

    THIS is the future of social justice.

    Not name calling, not triggering, not even silencing speech.

    The DISPOSAL of the Inconvernient by those who CAN!!

    Why as a peaceful Canuck I am against taking away gun rights, abortion, or assisted suicide.
    Not because I believe for or against them necessarily but because these positions, no matter how well intentioned, lead to the slippery slope that ends in physical harm to innocents.

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  88. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh yeah, there’s a lot of ‘The NHS lacks the resources to care for the young people and immigrants all because of the bed-blocking* by old crumblies’.

    And some horrible stories about ‘The Liverpool Pathway’, which is where the medics make sure that you die ‘peacefully’. Now I would like that option but not controlled at the convenience of a sociopathic imported medic with beliefs about white guilt.

    *(unable to go home due to lack of care in the community – different budget)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Care_Pathway_for_the_Dying_Patient
    The article is worded in the past tense but I’m sure that something of it’s like is still very much in operation.

    The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) was a care pathway in the United Kingdom (excluding Wales) covering palliative care options for patients in the final days or hours of life. It was developed to help doctors and nurses provide quality end-of-life care. Now discredited, the LCP was widely abused as a ‘tick box exercise’, with patients being casually assessed as terminal, heavily sedated, and denied water so the diagnosis became self-fulfilling[citation needed]. Hospitals were also provided cash incentives to achieve targets for the number of patients placed on the LCP.[1]

    The Liverpool Care Pathway was developed by Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool’s Marie Curie Hospice in the late 1990s for the care of terminally ill cancer patients. The LCP was then extended to include all patients deemed dying. Its inflexible application by nursing staff of Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust was subject to scrutiny after the poor care delivered to a relative of Rosie Cooper Member of Parliament.

    While the initial reception was positive, it was heavily criticised in the media in 2009 and 2012 following the practical application by Liverpool Community Health care staff. In July 2013, the Department of Health released a statement which stated the use of the LCP should be “phased out over the next 6-12 months and replaced with an individual approach to end of life care for each patient”.[2] However, The Daily Telegraph reported that the programme was just rebranded and that its supposed replacement would “perpetuate many of its worst practices, allowing patients to suffer days of dehydration, or to be sedated, leaving them unable to even ask for food or drink.”[3]

    And there have been convictions over patients dying from dehydration and the like. Begging for something to drink. Making 999 (911) calls in attempts to get water.
    https://metro.co.uk/2012/07/02/dehydrated-patient-kane-gorny-died-after-calling-999-for-water-489456/

    ‘Our’ NHS is not beloved by all. It’s certainly loved by those who work in it or make money from its incompetent management.

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  89. Cheque d'Out says:

    Might be considered a little controversial but maybe they shouldn’t ever have been unchained from the kitchen sink, that’s where things went tits up?

    Letting them out together without male supervision was where we went wrong…?
    #ChangeMyMind

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  90. Liz says:

    Doctors specifically ignore the soldier and the family and the power of attorney to change status to do not resusitate.

    Is there something I’m missing? I read the opposite.
    “A civil trial is set to begin this week for two doctors accused of ignoring an elderly man’s wishes to stay alive and allegedly imposing a “do not resuscitate” order without consulting him or his substitute decision-maker.”

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  91. Liz says:

    Oh, I guess I’m interpreting what you wrote wrong. I’m reading it as the physicians ignoring a DNR order. I think when I reach 70 (if I reach it) I’m going to have DNR tattoed to my tongue.

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  92. Cheque d'Out says:

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  93. Cheque d'Out says:

    Certain whiff of desperation here

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  94. Farm Boy says:

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  96. Cheque d'Out says:

    One of the ex-Tory in name only wimminz whining about May’s meeting

    Moggster took a son along. Some enemy of May’s just turned up and was let in, I hear.

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  97. Cheque d'Out says:

    Sopel was the ‘another beauty’ BBC ‘journalist’

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  98. mgtowhorseman says:

    Liz

    He wanted to live as did his family and power of attorney

    THE DOCTORS issued the DNR. The Doctors decided he Should Die!!

    Scary shit.

    P.s. I have a living will. It clearly states superhuman resusitation attempts.
    And not the bullshit Aquaman….full on Man Of Steel bring him back.

    Clearly states No One EVER can implement a DNR on me. Ever. Even if found incompetent.

    Only I in front of a notary, two doctors, awake and competent can revoke it.
    Made that bitch bulletproof.

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  99. Cheque d'Out says:

    May’s meeting was a waste of time, she offered nothing new, told the same old lies

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  100. Farm Boy says:

    So does May have a plan?

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  101. Ame says:

    this is from 2012, so you pilots may have already seen/heard this. impressive.

    80 year old woman lands plane after her pilot husband dies:

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  102. Cheque d'Out says:

    Millions of plans. All identical to the first one. That was crap and didn’t work.

    Cabinet members get briefed on her new, new, new plan (same as the old plan) tomorrow at 9am, ahead of a 10a.m. meeting. She’s madder than Mad Mick McMad…And he’s mad, you know?

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  103. Cheque d'Out says:

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  104. Farm Boy says:

    She’s madder than Mad Mick McMad

    Would that be Boaty McBoatface’s cousin?

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  105. Farm Boy says:

    told the same old lies

    Is the media there so good that she is not called on her lies?

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  106. Liz says:

    Horseman, we probably have the opposite problem here that you have in Canada.

    It’s very common for DNR orders to be ignored (“accidentally”).
    In the hospitals I’ve worked at, they usually have armbands to indicate DNR, otherwise CPR is automatic.

    CPR is very traumatic in the elderly. The breast bone cracks, ribs break, and the patient rarely lives long enough to leave the hospital. More often, they die soon after, broken and in a lot of pain (often with accompanying brain damage).
    https://dailycaring.com/the-reality-of-cpr-for-seniors-get-the-facts/

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  107. Farm Boy says:

    The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and DAG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States.”

    — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 24, 2019

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  108. Yoda says:

    Means South Eastern Conference (SEC) tourney they do

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  109. BuenaVista says:

    A lot of you are probably wondering if I really think about my grandmother when I see some ripped young guy who wrestles at the highest level, for the graduated teacher’s college Grandma Lu attended, before going home to teach kindergarten. Yes, I do. That kid will be in the Olympic training facility. There was no Olympic training facility for someone such as my grandmother.

    The problem for someone like me is I compare contemporary women to my grandmother. She endured what you would not believe, yet still loved her grandchildren — and her daughter, I guess — more and better than any woman I know today. I wish I could tell the stories but most of us have such a woman or man in their lives and it would be very tedious.

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  110. Ame says:

    I wish I could tell the stories but most of us have such a woman or man in their lives and it would be very tedious.

    i wish you would tell the stories. i would love to read them. i do not have such a woman in my life, but i strive to be that kind of woman for my daughters.

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  111. SFC Ton says:

    was subject to scrutiny after the poor care delivered to a relative of Rosie Cooper Member of Parliament.
    ……….
    Don’t that just says it all

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