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A Man’s Perspective on Leggings

A Man’s Perspective on Leggings


Via: Bob Nelson  •  316 comments  •  3 months ago
A few weeks ago an Indiana mother wrote a letter to the Notre Dame University school newspaper, asking women not to wear leggings to Catholic mass. After sitting behind a group of girls in church with her four sons she wrote: I was ashamed for the young women at Mass. I thought of all the other men around and behind us who couldn’t help but see their behinds. My sons know better...
May 31 11:46am @13.3.4
May 31 11:45am @14.3.2 Thank you.
May 31 9:52am @14.3 "..." I have always wondered why people think it is better to teach their children words like "peepee" instead of penis and "girl areas" for the vagina, vulva, labia...  I taught my children the...
May 30 4:26pm @3.1.48 Well, not much you can do when their minds are made up.  Better than entering a bad marriage.
May 30 4:21pm @3.1.43 That statement right there makes katrix's take on you correct.  3.1.25
May 30 4:19pm @3.1.40 Good for her.
May 30 4:18pm @3.1.38 "..." I believe a woman should be able to take care of herself & her family because nothing is ever certain.  Husbands die - husbands leave - if  a woman is dependent upon men to support...
May 30 4:06pm @3.1.34 "..." You do realize not every woman wants a man. "..." How about a woman providing and taking care of a man?  
May 30 4:03pm @3.1.32 "..." That is the definition of feminism - too bad some people made it into a dirty word and have put so much negativity on it.  
May 30 4:01pm @13.2 Some things you just cannot UNSEE
May 30 3:55pm @7.1.5 "..." My husband could always fill out the butt of  a pair of black levis - YUM 
May 30 3:54pm @7.1.4 Pitter Patter goes my heart - those dress blues....
May 30 3:51pm @3.1.29 I can tell you, but I cannot make you believe it. A feminist is a man or a woman that believes in gender equality and that both sexes should be allowed to make decisions that are best for...
May 30 3:28pm @3.1.26 You have no idea what a feminist is.  You apply your definition to it even though it is wrong. 
May 30 2:10pm @10.2.5 "..." That they are, just like pajama bottoms, which again I would never wear out in public.
May 30 2:09pm @10.2.4 "..." That's how my daughter wears them.  They do not run as easily. 
May 30 2:08pm @10.2.3 I wish the women at my place of employment would wear them with a skirt, dress or long tunic.  However, it is their choice.  They are very comfy and I run around in them at home all the time with a...
May 30 1:22pm @10.1.1
May 30 10:40am @10 I can honestly say I hate seeing women wearing leggings as pants in public.  I really do not want to see all their goods.  If I wear leggings in public I have a tunic or dress covering all the...
The strict separation of church and state

The strict separation of church and state


By: epistte  •  248 comments  •  3 months ago  •  LOCKED
I have been debating on whether to start this discussion for a while because it is sure to be very divisive and there are probably people who will choose to troll instead of posting valid and rational responses but I am going to take that chance because this idea needs to be discussed. There are two important religious freedom clauses in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. The...
May 30 4:08pm @1.1.25 I would pay to see that.
May 29 10:17am @10.1.1 Pasta day?
May 29 10:08am @10 I have read through the article and comments.  So many ideas and thoughts put forward.  I know it would be difficult for some to put aside their religious beliefs and do their jobs effectively and...
Is print reading better than digital reading?

Is print reading better than digital reading?


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  54 comments  •  3 months ago
Is print reading better than digital reading? We read each medium differently, and that affects comprehension. By CORY ROSENBERG, Mother Nature Network, April 17, 2019, Reading text in a digital format isn't always the best way to get all the information from a story. (Photo:  smokingapples.com /Flickr) Nowadays, we all read a lot of text digitally — whether...
May 29 10:18am @13 "..." I think we may have one left in Rochester, NY, but I think it is downtown and parking is atrocious.
May 29 10:01am @10.1.7 Loved used book stores.  I could spend hours sifting through trying to find "a find".  Treasure hunting is what I used to call it.  
May 29 9:27am @10.1.3 I love to browse through the library.  I miss old time bookstores.  The ones that sold books, books, and more books.  The big ones today sell too many non-book items that crowd the aisles.
May 29 9:25am @10.1.2 I agree.  My books are precious to me.
May 29 8:58am @10 I am late to the discussion as usual, BUT....  I prefer to read BOOKS, however on the shuttle I take every day to work & back I read my Kindle.  With the close quarters on the bus books have a...
Online supplier of abortion pills defies FDA order to stop providing them in US

Online supplier of abortion pills defies FDA order to stop providing them in US


Via: Gordy327  •  46 comments  •  3 months ago
As abortion becomes increasingly inaccessible in parts of this country, a Dutch physician is defying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s order to quit providing abortion pills using the internet and the mail. The doctor, Rebecca Gomperts, has for years run Women on Web, a Netherlands-based nonprofit that ships mifepristone made in India to women in countries where abortion is illegal....
May 29 10:16am @8 I have been pondering things for awhile now.  I have to wonder:  if I go to my doctor's office to have a procedure done, should that be public knowledge?  If I order diet pills and they come in the...
May 29 9:02am @6.1.10 "..." God will take care of it.  
EVIL

EVIL


By: Veronica  •  147 comments  •  3 months ago
I was watching a show on the Travel channel that talks about evil places.  On the beginning the hostess waves some holy water around & talking about how it should "bother" the evil entity.  It just got me to thinking about evil. Where does evil come from? How do we fight evil? For me, evil comes from within.  Every man and woman has the capacity inside to be evil or to do evil...
May 22 11:55am @2.2.18 But most likely at some point they did something bad.  Sorry but that is the way I feel & believe.
May 17 1:00pm @13.2.2 "..." Interesting question.  I will have to ponder.
May 17 10:40am @13.1 Nothing has happened to virtue in my opinion.  Except that many see only religious people as having virtue.  I would hope most people would live their lives doing good (or virtuous deeds), but we...
May 17 10:06am @1.2.1 Ahhhhh - Metallica
May 17 9:58am @12.1 Why hello.  How are you doing?   Thank you for your response. I wish more people would just try to do good.  I try (and fail at times), but I keep trying.  I also try to make things up for people...
May 17 9:49am @11.2 "..." My father called me that every so often.  I wonder if he know I would grow up to be a witch. 
May 17 9:47am @10.2 Hmmmm.  Bran cereal here we come.
May 17 9:47am @9.1 "..." I agree with that. Thank you for commenting.  I like to hear how the Native American tribes see things.  As a Wiccan we share many of the same beliefs, or close anyways.
May 17 9:44am @8.3 Not telling me anything that I didn't already know.
May 17 9:41am @4.1.5 "..." Not my favorite critters, but I try not to crush them.   I definitely think it is how someone or something is viewed.  I believe to eradicate a whole species is evil, others see it as...
May 17 9:34am @3.3.1 "..." You got that right.
May 17 9:34am @3.1.7 Oh wow.  Never looked at it that way.  Good thing for me to ponder today.
May 17 9:33am @2.2.14 In my belief system anything I do comes back to me three fold - good & bad.  So I feel if I live by the "do unto others" then it shall come back to me.  Therefore I win in the long run.
May 17 9:31am @2.1.9 "..." I don't know about that - sometimes I could pull my hair out.
May 17 9:29am @2.1.8 Now now - let's play nice.
May 17 9:28am @2.1.7 That is a good one.
May 17 9:27am @1.1.15 I appreciate it.
May 17 9:26am @1.1.14 Maybe it is time we try to change.
May 17 9:26am @1.1.13 That it is.
May 17 9:25am @1.1.12 "..." I wish I would see more of it.  I feel without that we descend into evil.
May 16 4:36pm @1.1.6 "..." I agree.
May 16 4:12pm @7.1 "..." Lives in each of us & some of push it down more successfully than others.
May 16 4:01pm @2.2.10 Eiwwwwwww, really?  You had to type that?  That is EVIL!
May 16 3:59pm @1.1.4 Much like Nietzsche said.  Luther sent me an article.
May 16 3:47pm @6.1.2 Thank you for commenting. I like it when I actually have to put thought into discussions & then I get articles recommended that I actually learn from.  I am actually a nerd - I like to read to...
May 16 3:45pm @2.2.8 "..." I am a big proponent of do unto others.
May 16 3:42pm @2.2.6 I think you are trying to get me to chase my tail on this.  Good points.
May 16 3:41pm @6.1 I have downloaded the whole article to read later, but did read the Nietzsche part.  I started reading the beginning, but decided to peruse it at a more leisurely pace.  Nietzsche's concept does...
May 16 3:32pm @2.2.4 "..." So how do we fight this evil?
May 16 3:29pm @5.1 "..." EXACTLY!!!!! Good answer...... 
May 16 3:24pm @3.1.4 "..." Very different.
May 16 3:22pm @4.1.2 Both of my kids were Psychology majors (my daughter has become a Marriage & Family counselor).  We have these kind of discussions all the time.  I have to say I do not understand the mind as...
May 16 3:14pm @4.1 "..." I recently saw a show and read in a book that put forth the theory that the Axman of New Orleans was actually Mafia hits.  It was an interesting take on it. I read a lot about serial...
May 16 3:07pm @2.2.2 "..." I agree that there has to be intent.  And the knowledge that the deed is harmful to others.
May 16 3:06pm @3.2.1 That would make him a victim also.  How sad.
May 16 3:06pm @3.1.2 But he lacked empathy & compassion.  I think it is where I am conflicted.  Was Hitler evil or mentally ill?  Was Rasputin evil or mentally ill?  So many people that were executed on the orders...
May 16 3:02pm @2.2.1 "..." I find that funny & I do not know why.
May 16 3:01pm @1.1.2 I just knew that Shadow was dark.
May 16 2:56pm @3.1 "..." I agree with that.  When it comes to serial killers I am torn.  I can see Dahmer being mentally ill, but Bundy.  To me the man was simply evil.
May 16 2:54pm @2.1 "..." What is your working description?
May 16 2:52pm @1.1 You think that evil lurks in the hearts of all men (generic use of gender)?
Alabama just unloosed an army of Raskolnikovs. This will not end well.

Alabama just unloosed an army of Raskolnikovs. This will not end well.


Via: Bob Nelson  •  9 comments  •  3 months ago
Paul Jennings Hill was a real-life Raskolnikov. Like the protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Hill was consumed by both pride and doubt. He longed to believe that he was exceptional, that he was morally superior and therefore entitled to something better, grander, and larger than the hum-drum lives of others. And so he was drawn to a theoretical system that assured him...
May 17 9:52am @2.3 So give up our right to free speech?  Ok, so women will lose the right to decide what is best for her & the right to speak about it.  Anything else you want to take away from women?  The right...
Stricter abortion bans are conservative-led states' gambit to overturn Roe vs. Wade

Stricter abortion bans are conservative-led states' gambit to overturn Roe vs. Wade


Via: Gordy327  •  288 comments  •  3 months ago
ATLANTA - When Republican lawmakers in Alabama weighed a stringent new bill that would outlaw almost all abortions, they did not pretend that it complied with federal law or that it would go into effect anytime soon. "Yes, it's unconstitutional," state House Rep. Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor, said last week at a hearing. "All our pro-life bills are unconstitutional right now. That's the...
May 16 1:02pm @2.3.1 Do pregnant women pay for two tickets to the movies?
May 16 12:59pm @1.3.98 "..." I do not have an argument with owning guns.  My husband has quite a few.  I just want my uterus to be mine, not some strangers on the street.  
May 16 11:53am @1.3.92 In your mind it is more specific.  But have at it.   "..." You say arms includes guns - I say forced birth infringes on my life, liberty & property.
May 16 11:09am @1.3.90 So where in the Constitution does it say people can own handguns, rifles, semi-automatic weapons, cannons, tanks?  It says right to bear arms - no specific - pretty much like your "privacy" is not...
Alabama governor signs restrictive abortion bill into law as ACLU vows to sue

Alabama governor signs restrictive abortion bill into law as ACLU vows to sue


Via: Vic Eldred  •  127 comments  •  3 months ago  •  LOCKED
Republican   Gov. Kay Ivey signed the controversial   Alabama   abortion bill into law on Wednesday. The law will make nearly all abortions in the state illegal and make performing one a felony, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison unless the mother’s health is at risk, with no exceptions for women impregnated by rape or incest. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)...
May 16 11:55am @3.1.8 "..." When you can show me where the 2nd amendment says handguns, rifles & semi-automatic weapons.
May 16 11:54am @3.2.13 Right back at you.  Bahahahaha What a freaking joke. Seeing YOU know nothing about me YOU shouldn't be telling me what I think or what I believe. I understand that for some that concept would be...
May 16 11:49am @3.2.11 That is your prerogative.  Put it on your fridge - BUT stop trying to make EVERY woman do that.  NOT A BABY.
May 16 11:46am @3.2.10 Busted.  Don't like that you were found out - kind of hard to have a discussion with someone without using YOU.  But it's ok - I understand - now you can hide behind your "pro-choice" stance -...
May 16 11:17am @3.2.5 You think all women are baby gaga & go nuts over pregnant women - sorry to inform you there are those of us out here that went through our pregnancies without trying to be center of attention -...
May 16 11:06am @3.2.3 There is no such thing as an "unborn child".  No sugar coating about it. Do couples say their first child is big brother or sister or do they say they are GOING to be a big brother or sister?  Do...
May 16 10:52am @3.2.1 "..." Makes me doubt you are pro-choice.  Just my take on it.
I was 12 years old and pregnant. Alabama's abortion ban bill would punish girls like me.

I was 12 years old and pregnant. Alabama's abortion ban bill would punish girls like me.


Via: Tessylo  •  14 comments  •  3 months ago
I was 12 years old and pregnant. Alabama's abortion ban bill would punish girls like me.   Shannon Dingle, USA TODAY Opinion   16 hours ago   Alabama abortion bill passes state Senate, up for governor approval Scroll back up to restore default view. I was that   11-year-old...
May 16 9:09am @3 This makes me cry.  I know the pain of being abused.  I know the fear of being a pregnant teen.  No child should have to go through any of this.  No woman should have to go through any of this.  A...
Parsing Alyssa Milano’s Call for a ‘Sex Strike’

Parsing Alyssa Milano’s Call for a ‘Sex Strike’


Via: Heartland American  •  135 comments  •  3 months ago
The internet is having a great time responding to Alyssa Milano’s call for a “sex strike” until Georgia’s fetal heartbeat bill is overturned. But while it’s easy to mock her words, they deserve to be parsed carefully, since they articulate the pro-abortion philosophy of the left. Milano tweeted, “Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our...
May 15 1:07pm @2.2.31 And yet here you are discussing it and her.  If you truly think it has not had an impact you would not have bothered.   BTW - snarkiness makes you look petty.
May 15 9:48am @2.2.29 See 2.2.20
May 15 9:48am @2.2.28 See 2.2.20
May 14 4:42pm @2.2.20 "..." https://people.com/politics/alyssa-milano-sex-strike-georgia-abortion-law/ You may not like it, but you are discussing it.
May 14 4:08pm @1.1.35 "..." We would avoid these types to begin with if conversations about what could occur from a dalliance.   
May 14 3:47pm @1.1.32 Conversation???????  You want them to discuss it?????  It takes away from the spontaneity. 
May 14 3:31pm @1.1.29 "..." Why?  Will he put his health at risk?  Will he put his employment at risk?   Frankly if he used a condom properly the first thing he should ask for is a DNA test.
May 14 3:09pm @2.2.17 So if you are angry you should have sex with the person you are angry with?  Also, what is the best way to get people's attention - SEX.  See how much of a brouhaha this has become?  ALL because a...
May 14 2:58pm @2.2.13 Let me ask you this.  If my husband and I have an argument and I am angry with him, then he wants to have sex even though I am still angry & he knows I am still angry and I tell him no, we are...
May 14 2:52pm @2.2.12 So why do you think it is unhealthy?  Who is it hurting?  You only discuss with people you agree with?  Explain how denying sex to anyone is hurtful.
May 14 2:51pm @1.1.23 "..." You would be correct here.  Just as I do not have input into the health decisions of my husband.  We discuss them, but what is done to his body is his decision.  I would have liked for him...
May 14 2:46pm @2.2.10 I think that anyone that decides to withhold sex for whatever reason is not engaging in unhealthy behavior.  Why would you consider it unhealthy.  Sex is a choice & to refrain from it is also a...
May 14 2:40pm @2.2.8 Maybe she has decided to do what all the right bible thumpers have wanted women to do - save sex until she wants to pump out kids.
May 14 2:38pm @2.2.7 Women did it in the 50s to get their husbands to do what they wanted them to do.  Isn't the 50s the place we all want to go back to?   Huh, my opinion is a rant but yours is gospel? How is not...
May 14 2:01pm @2.2.3 Because OBVIOUSLY whoever she is withholding sex from deserves to have sex with her & her saying no is not right.  SHe should give it to any MAN that asks.  After all all men deserve sex on...
Ladies, Stop Trying to Have Sex Like Men

Ladies, Stop Trying to Have Sex Like Men


Via: Vic Eldred  •  266 comments  •  4 months ago  •  LOCKED
MAY   9, 2019 By   Suzanne Venker In her book “Unprotected,” former campus psychiatrist Dr. Miriam Grossman introduces readers to Olivia, a college student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) who had been valedictorian of her high school class and was planning to go to medical school. After she arrived on campus, Olivia had a short-term relationship with a young...
May 10 4:40pm @15.2.14 "..." That you did.  Both of mine are unmarried and planning on staying that way.  Neither have children - neither of them like children.  I talked & talked & talked about it to them.  I...
May 10 4:38pm @15.2.13 I get that.  Gotta teach our young women from falling into those traps & get them to stop believing in fairy tales the way Disney shows them.  Read them the real fairy tales.  There is no...
May 10 4:35pm @15.2.11 I guess since I talked to my kids at young ages about sex, condoms, STDs, emotions, and relationships I believe others do as well.  Where will these conversations happen?  And who will be doing the...
May 10 4:13pm @15.2.7 But if you read the article it is saying "women", not some women.   "..." This blurb about the author is stating that women cannot be happy until they find "lasting love" with men.  Do you...
May 10 4:06pm @7.4.7 Naw, you don't give your gender enough credit.  Real men need more than a hole - oops did I just type that?
May 10 4:04pm @7.4.6 My daughter laughs at my husband and myself because we have been together so long that we know how the other is going to react to things.  She calls us Morty and Lee from the Swiffer commercials.
May 10 4:01pm @7.4.4 "..." That goes both ways.  Women are not born knowing how to please a man sexually.  
May 10 3:58pm @15.2.4 "..." Some people have allergic reactions to peanuts: should ALL people stop eating peanuts?
May 10 3:38pm @7.4.1 I agree completely.  
May 10 3:05pm @1.2.7 "..." I have often wondered if they just like the thought of being taken care of & treated as a queen..... maybe they believed all those fairy tales Disney edited.  
May 10 3:02pm @13.2.15 EXACTLY... another thing that popped into my head...
May 10 3:01pm @13.2.14 Usually he is better, not sure what twisted his manties.
May 10 2:52pm @13.2.11 Yea, my office mate thinks I have lost it.  He did not find my jingle amusing at all.
May 10 2:51pm @13.2.10 "..." The devil made me do it....
May 10 2:49pm @13.2.7 Well, I am just a "lady" - I wouldn't have thought of it without your strap-on comment.  My mind dwells in dusting, washing, cooking and baby burping - none of those dirty thoughts.
May 10 2:47pm @13.2.5 Nope - this is on you.  You said strap-on...
May 10 2:46pm @13.2.4 Well Hell's Bells - I cannot control when my thoughts go awry.... Besides it's Trout's fault.
May 10 2:42pm @13.2 Great - now I have a commercial running through my head: Strap-on Strap-off Strap-on Strap-off THE STRAPPER
May 10 2:40pm @12.1.15 #METOO
May 10 2:39pm @12.1.14 Why?  He asks WHY?  Because you were creepy as all fuck.
May 10 2:06pm @13.1.2 Scratch away.....
May 10 1:51pm @13.1 Heehee - I was thinking of asking the seeder if he thinks too many women are using strap ons....
May 10 12:25pm @7.1.3 Now that is a shiner....
May 10 10:26am @7.3.1 Awesome.  I love it....
May 10 10:25am @7.2.1 I do not know why some women actually think that going back is a good idea.  I am glad to be of service.
May 10 10:24am @7.1.1 Cleaning in high heels is very tricky - especially if you have to climb a step stool.  I am very clumsy & most likely would break my neck.
May 10 9:36am @7 Yes...women please return to your kitchens...women please wear your high heels and pearls to do the house cleaning... women please refill your Valium scripts.... Yes....women please assume the...
‘It’s embarrassing to the kids’: Students who owe lunch money will only get a cold jelly sandwich, district says

‘It’s embarrassing to the kids’: Students who owe lunch money will only get a cold jelly sandwich, district says


Via: JohnRussell  •  183 comments  •  4 months ago
WASHINGTON POST ‘It’s embarrassing to the kids’: Students who owe lunch money will only get a cold jelly sandwich, district says MAY 08, 2019 When students in Warwick, R.I., line up in the cafeteria next week, they’ll have no shortage of lunch options . Do they want a chicken Parmesan melt? Hummus and fresh vegetables with tortilla crisps?...
May 09 4:26pm @16.1 We had a main dish or soup - those were the choices. 
May 09 3:43pm @17 This is a rough subject for me.  I grew up dirt poor.  Small town, rural, every body knew the other's business.  My father was the town drunk, my mother held down low paying jobs as long as she had...
Why the Left Mocks the Bible

Why the Left Mocks the Bible


Via: Heartland American  •  234 comments  •  3 months ago
At PragerU, we have released about 400 videos on virtually every subject outside of the natural sciences and math. Along with two billion views, the videos have garnered tens of thousands of comments. So we have a pretty good handle on what people most love and most hate. For example, any video defending America or Israel inevitably receives many negative responses. But no videos elicit the...
May 08 9:53am @4.2.10 I believe people have free will.  But I also believe that the Christian god is not all knowing. When shit like this article gets thrown out there it sure is our concern about what their god knows...
May 08 9:39am @8.1 Nicely written.
May 08 9:38am @4.2.8 If god knows you are not going to get out of bed then i guess you aren't really exhibiting free will.  The choice has already been made. 
May 08 9:37am @4.2.7 If your god already knows what people are going to do then how can there be free will?   "..." That makes your god an ego maniac & completely narcissistic.  The stories told about him (like...
May 08 9:32am @4.2.5 "..." I have been saying that for years.
A Serious Question: How is abortion anyone's business?

A Serious Question: How is abortion anyone's business?


By: Gordy327  •  205 comments  •  4 months ago
Over the last several months, there have been news reports of certain states trying to prohibit or severely restrict abortion rights, impose legal penalties for women seeking abortion, and even judicial interventions regarding the government's funding of health providers who also perform abortions. While such instances are not new, the current round of abortion arguments probably started...
May 03 1:56pm @4.2.14 "..." I agree, but that is not the way things are going in this country and that scares me. Thank you for the discussion.  Have a good weekend.
May 03 1:40pm @4.2.12 "..." You said that the end result of your abstinence & sterilization is that you have not gotten anyone pregnant (unintentionally).  So you have only ever slept with your spouse - I get that...
May 03 1:07pm @4.2.10 So you were a virgin when you were sterilized?
May 03 12:52pm @10.1.23 "..." Which makes it all about control.  Those family values they keep touting is all about control of women.  Nothing more, nothing less.  They want to go back to the time when a husband or...
May 03 12:50pm @4.2.7 "..." That you are aware of.  Your partner may have terminated.
Trump defends health workers' right to object to abortions

Trump defends health workers' right to object to abortions


Via: Tessylo  •  90 comments  •  4 months ago
  RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press   1 hour 19 minutes ago   President Donald Trump speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) —...
May 03 1:10pm @3.6.9 It interests me as well.
May 03 12:08pm @3.4.12 Oh even:  my religion prohibits blood transfusions, so I should be able to deny giving a blood transfusion that can save a person's life?