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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #80 on: June 23, 2020, 02:40:00 pm »
Aristocrat, I truly apologise.   I stepped way over the line of civility and referenced your wife in a snarky and juvenile way, which I shouldn't have.   Please accept my apology.

I accept and extend my apologies if I offended. I've never thought of women as inferior to men. While I do maintain the sexes are different, I'm probably not as clued up on the cognitive and neurological differences as I thought I was. I'll see if I can find the time to read up on a few things and educate myself.


Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #81 on: June 23, 2020, 03:10:31 pm »
There's debate and then there's stuff that if you said in person would be interpreted as fighting words and would be accepted as such.

Like in my case, Mr. C called my a liar over a an upsetting event in my life. While not at the same level, it was like saying someone was lying about a friend getting beaten or a pet dying or a friend being molested or a family member being called a racial slur something like that. To do that is pure dickishness, rude, insulting, and bullying. It's not like being called a liar over politics or sports or music or cars or fishing stories or hijinxy escapades.

Say you were in person and a friend was talking about the time a friend of theirs was in a bad accident or their pet died or some equivalent event. Now imagine out of nowhere someone at the table calls them a liar. Calls them out as lying. You don't think that would instantly cause everyone to be like "woah..." and that the chances of a fight breaking out just skyrocketed? If someone did that and I was a 3rd party, I'd think the person who called the person a liar was A) Way out of line and B) Deliberately trying to pick a fight.

I think the same would apply to someone insulting someone's wife and using their religion to do so. That's just so out of line. Despite Shanebarry's proclamations, I'm pretty sure there are some words that could get him going. Also, it's worth noting that for both me and Aristocrat it's not like we regularly resort to violence. We're probably two of the most gone-after posters on this forum and through all these years the only time we've said something like this is 1) Sharing the experience of seeing 1st grade girl breaking down in tears and experiencing mortal terror and being called a liar over it 2) Someone insulting Aristocrat's wife and religion simultaneously. I don't think either of us are thin-skinned. On the contrary, for the amount of shit we get for simply being who we are (ethnically Korean or practicing Muslim), I think we've done rather well and I suspect a beautiful flower like Shanebarry or others would wilt or snap if they were faced with the same thing.

I mean, a lot of posters here have Korean wives/gfs, yes? How do you think you'd/they'd react to comments about their wives and various stereotypes that exist and accusations of domineering behavior and their wife being "submissive"? Sure at first they might brush it off, as Aristocrat has done in the past, but what if someone, say me, started running his mouth about those things?

Finally, I should like to point out that it's probable that for every time me and Aristocrat have said something like this (once each) we've gotten numerous threatening PMs, if I assume his inbox over the years is anything like mine.

Now, saying the "we'd be fighting" stuff on an internet forum by me is dumb. Violence never goes over well on the internet. It's not a good look.
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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #82 on: June 29, 2020, 12:04:23 pm »
Alice escaped his/her habitat. Or, my wife got the neighbour's kid to turn him'her loose. Either way, I'm sad.


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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #83 on: June 29, 2020, 12:49:52 pm »
"Better to have loved and lost then to never have loved at all."

Snark aside, I'm sorry to hear it, LIC.

Although, in retrospect, you may have dodged a bullet: you probably had found a juvenile full-sized python, as ball and pygmy pythons come from West Africa and West Australia respectively.
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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #84 on: June 29, 2020, 02:02:46 pm »
"Better to have loved and lost then to never have loved at all."

Snark aside, I'm sorry to hear it, LI.

Although, in retrospect, you may have dodged a bullet: you probably had found a juvenile full-sized python, as ball and pygmy pythons come from West Africa and West Australia respectively.

Yeah, likely. It could have been a reticulated python, they have similar markings.  I have seen a few around. One day the locals started freaking out and jumped in the river and dragged out a 3 meter python. It was delicious! Almost as good as the 1 meter iguana they brought over to my house for a BBQ last summer.

We're not in Canada anymore Toto.


Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #85 on: June 30, 2020, 03:11:40 am »
My mom (woman) recently surrendered one of her two dogs (pets) to a foster home, but it was at my (man) urging because I felt like she (woman) was not able to care for it properly but was too blinded by her love for the pet to part with it. But she (woman) got the dogs (pets) when she was in a relationship with a man, who now assumes no responsibility for them (the pets), even though they (the man and the woman) jointly decided to get the pets, were living in the man’s house at the time of the adoption, and he (man) has the house and resources that could have avoided the need to surrender the pet. But get this, the dude (man) now has dementia...


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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2020, 02:08:09 pm »
I think it's enough that one of your countryman got the sh*t beat out of him, by a Muslim, for choosing not to act like a gentleman and refusing to stop insulting the mans family (including his father, wife), his nationality and his Religion.



Khabib Nurmagomedov on Friday denounced French President Emmanuel Macron as a "brute" and invoked God's wrath against him.

Nurmagomedov, one of the world's most popular Muslim athletes, issued the strongly-worded statement against Macron for his defence of caricatures of the prophet Mohammed based on the right of freedom of expression.

"May God mutilate the face of this brute and that of all his followers who offend the feelings of over 1.5 billion Muslims under the slogan of free speech," the 32-year-old world lightweight champion wrote in an Instagram post after announcing his retirement earlier this week.

"May God humiliate them in this life and the next," added Nurmagomedov, who hails from Russia's southern Muslim-majority region of Dagestan.   

His post, accompanied by a picture of Macron with a black shoe print across his face, has racked up more than 1.9 million likes on his account that has 25 million followers.

On Friday, several dozen protesters gathered outside the French embassy in Moscow with posters and caricatures of Macron. They were seen burning a photo of the French leader.

Macron defended freedom of expression and condemned Islamist violence this month after an extremist beheaded a teacher in a Paris suburb who showed pupils caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in a lesson on free speech.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-mma-star-attacks-brute-154827159.html


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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #87 on: October 31, 2020, 02:09:57 pm »
"mutilate the face of this brute"?...

Does he know the president has the French special forces at his disposal?

Yikes!


Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #88 on: October 31, 2020, 04:51:28 pm »
Khabib Nurmagomedov on Friday denounced French President Emmanuel Macron as a "brute" and invoked God's wrath against him...

And?

You asking for my opinion? Are you trying to make a point? Why are you re-opening this old thread? Couldn't you have started a new one? So many questions. You'll need to give a bit more info.
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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #89 on: October 31, 2020, 05:47:49 pm »
Khabib Nurmagomedov on Friday denounced French President Emmanuel Macron as a "brute" and invoked God's wrath against him.

Nurmagomedov, one of the world's most popular Muslim athletes, issued the strongly-worded statement against Macron for his defence of caricatures of the prophet Mohammed based on the right of freedom of expression.

"May God mutilate the face of this brute and that of all his followers who offend the feelings of over 1.5 billion Muslims under the slogan of free speech," the 32-year-old world lightweight champion wrote in an Instagram post after announcing his retirement earlier this week.

"May God humiliate them in this life and the next," added Nurmagomedov, who hails from Russia's southern Muslim-majority region of Dagestan.   

His post, accompanied by a picture of Macron with a black shoe print across his face, has racked up more than 1.9 million likes on his account that has 25 million followers.

On Friday, several dozen protesters gathered outside the French embassy in Moscow with posters and caricatures of Macron. They were seen burning a photo of the French leader.

Macron defended freedom of expression and condemned Islamist violence this month after an extremist beheaded a teacher in a Paris suburb who showed pupils caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in a lesson on free speech.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-mma-star-attacks-brute-154827159.html


Nothing to see here, just a tiny minority of 1.9 million radicals.


Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #90 on: October 31, 2020, 06:11:22 pm »
Nothing to see here, just a tiny minority of 1.9 million radicals.

From Muslim to radical in one Instagram like  ;D




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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #91 on: October 31, 2020, 07:12:17 pm »
Wishing physical harm on a democratically elected leader advocating freedom of speech due to your religious persuasions is a radical view. It doesn't matter whether you express that opinion through the spoken word, ticking a box on a questionnaire or liking an instagram post.


Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #92 on: October 31, 2020, 08:11:54 pm »
From Muslim to radical in one Instagram like  ;D

1.9 million radicals, no less. “Muslim” is stoat’s bat signal.


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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #93 on: October 31, 2020, 09:15:18 pm »
. “Muslim” is stoat’s bat signal.

Well I guess that goes for you too, since you're wading in on the discussion.


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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #94 on: November 01, 2020, 04:19:52 am »
This is about a snake not fish.

I went to the bathroom early Sunday morning and saw something wiggling away in the very dim light. I thought it was a gecko but when I turned on the light I saw a baby Ball Python on the floor. I grabbed it and put together an aquarium. It's name is Alice and he or she (I'm covered either way) is my new pet. Alice is about 35-40cm long, so clearly very close to newly hatched.

I can't find info on what to feed it. They eat rodents when they are older but Alice is way to small for a mouse. Any ideas.
Awesome! How's it doin'?

I let spiders set up their web shop in the corners of my bathroom (one guy, bottom behind the door, is going to town on insects that sneak into the a/c hose hole or grow out of the cat litter bags i have to store there until full).

Life is good.

The universe is massive and i appreciate all independently-sufficient lifeforms. That means life-sucking, survival-incapable viruses can drop dead!


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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #95 on: November 01, 2020, 07:39:18 am »
Your mitochondria want to have a word with you.
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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #96 on: November 02, 2020, 08:04:21 am »
i also tend to let (certain kinds of) spiders chill in my home. i call all of them bob
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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #97 on: November 02, 2020, 08:47:52 am »
I (man) take a similar approach with the centipedes in my Wisconsin home (sans ‘Bob’), but I somehow doubt my wife (woman) will be as cool with it when we move there...


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« Reply #98 on: November 02, 2020, 10:21:07 am »
i gives names to the other bugs too (centipedes, roaches, etc) but they usually come to me in the moment and it's usually when giving myself the pep talk necessary to kill them
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Re: Men, Women and pets.
« Reply #99 on: November 02, 2020, 10:49:11 am »
It’s easier to kill a bug you’ve personified?  :laugh: