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“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#78571 Jan 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Nothing int he Constitution says we CAN'T do it, eh? ;)
Israel doesn't require military service, i don't think -- you can do the military, but there's a civic service option (or noncombat military) for those who don't want military duty.
But I like Israel's stance on women in combat: WHy not? They're no more special than men, so why protect them?
For many years my downstairs neighbor was a woman of my age who had lived in Israel and served in the military. She could take apart , clean and reassemble her automatic weapon in something like 2 minutes ( can't remeber - did the Israelis use AK 47's?). It was really cool to watch. She also had a German Shepard who was nice to the people in the building ( 6 flat) but a good watch dog. None of this prevented my next door neighbor ( other apartment on the 3rd floor) from being mugged carrying groceries in from the garage to the back porch steps.

Since: Aug 08

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#78572 Jan 14, 2013
RACE wrote:
<Sticks fingers in ears>
My Guns!
My Guns!
My Guns!
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Have no fear, Race. Buck Stops Here, Obama is here.

The two top things on Buck Stops Here, Barack's agenda for the second term, are immigration (he has to reward Hispanics for voting for him in mass by at least trying to grant illegals amnesty so that 12-20 million illegal foreign nationals will be eligible for free Obamacare an all sorts of other entitlements on taxpayer's dimes ... more people on entitlements are just what we need ... they have helped lift so many out of poverty and put so many on the pathway to success ... that is why a black person is 6 times more likely than a white person to be on welfare ... it's done so much for them and helped lift them up) and gun control.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#78573 Jan 14, 2013
It's actually not quite six times. It's somewhere between 5 and 6 times more likely.

It just warms my heart to see us helping folks. It really makes a difference.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78574 Jan 14, 2013
Question. Has nothing to do with guns, serving in the military, the Constitution, or the Declaration of Independence.
;)

What do you all think of a guy who spends an evening flirting with a girl in a bar and then, in spite of having other potential ways to contact her, Facebook friend-requests her?

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78575 Jan 14, 2013
(Yes, my friend drama continues. Has spread to new friends, even.)

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#78576 Jan 14, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Question. Has nothing to do with guns, serving in the military, the Constitution, or the Declaration of Independence.
;)
What do you all think of a guy who spends an evening flirting with a girl in a bar and then, in spite of having other potential ways to contact her, Facebook friend-requests her?
The icon clickers will probably give your post a peanut, and I kind of agree, because this is odd.

It is hard to know what that means, tho. Maybe he is a little shy and wants some re-assurance that she didn't have beer goggles on that night or something like that, but I would have just called her.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#78577 Jan 14, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Question. Has nothing to do with guns, serving in the military, the Constitution, or the Declaration of Independence.
;)
What do you all think of a guy who spends an evening flirting with a girl in a bar and then, in spite of having other potential ways to contact her, Facebook friend-requests her?
Either shy or married or both.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#78578 Jan 14, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Have no fear, Race. Buck Stops Here, Obama is here.
The two top things on Buck Stops Here, Barack's agenda for the second term, are immigration (he has to reward Hispanics for voting for him in mass by at least trying to grant illegals amnesty so that 12-20 million illegal foreign nationals will be eligible for free Obamacare an all sorts of other entitlements on taxpayer's dimes ... more people on entitlements are just what we need ... they have helped lift so many out of poverty and put so many on the pathway to success ... that is why a black person is 6 times more likely than a white person to be on welfare ... it's done so much for them and helped lift them up) and gun control.
People don't realize that Obama has deported more illegals in four years than Bush did in eight. Many Mexicans were opposed to Obama for this reason. That's why he illegally granted clemency to about eight million of them to win them back over.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78579 Jan 14, 2013
Not shy.

Wouldn't a married person *avoid* facebook in this situation?

I feel like it's very research-y and kind of a cop-out compared to calling or texting or something.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#78580 Jan 14, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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People don't realize that Obama has deported more illegals in four years than Bush did in eight. Many Mexicans were opposed to Obama for this reason. That's why he illegally granted clemency to about eight million of them to win them back over.
I did know that. I commend him for that.

He's made a lot of mistakes (I was actually listening to NPR this afternoon on the way back from lifting and they were discussing his 1st term and how since he didn't have much experience before being President that he made quite a few mistakes and has had to do A LOT of learning on the job ... translation he had a pretty bad 1st term), but not everything he has done has been bad ... A LOT, yes.

I'm actually somewhat sympathetic towards kids who were brought over here too, but there needs to be some accountability to taxpayers. If you are likely to be on welfare, you shouldn't be granted citizenship.

Most nations embrace this concept ... it's one thing you have to show before you can be eligible for citizenship, but not in the United States of Stupidity, where our liberals are even more dumb and bleeding heart than other nation's liberals, seemingly.

If we can send the bill to Mexico to pay for any entitlements these folks receive (good luck with that) or there is some mechanism to prevent citizenship from being granted to those who are likely to be a drain on our entitlements, as far as I'm concerned, I have no problem with amnesty, provided at the same time they actually do something about illegal immigration and do something to stop it.

If they aren't going to stop it and just grant amnesty, there is no point in doing it as we will face the same problem in 20 years.

Whatever happens, we really can't afford to provide Obamacare and a myriad of entitlements to 12-20 illegals, all the while, while they send half their pay checks back to Mexico or where ever. That's just being real and honest.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#78581 Jan 14, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Not shy.
Wouldn't a married person *avoid* facebook in this situation?
I feel like it's very research-y and kind of a cop-out compared to calling or texting or something.
He could be shy, JMW. Some people become a lot more outgoing when they drink and do things they normally wouldn't do. Trust me. I've never been groped at the grocery store or DMV or the gym, but at the bar, um yeah. I also tend to be more friendly with the ladies and let my guard down a bit when I am drinking. I presume a lot of men are no different.

It also does seem very research-y, too. What the end game is, tho, I'm just not sure what it means, but it is odd.

Where do your friends find these guys, lol? Sheesh. Do they frequent bars near group homes? Aren't there any normal single men in FL?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#78582 Jan 14, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Not shy.
Wouldn't a married person *avoid* facebook in this situation?
What if he gave her a fake name and is using a fake account? Wouldn't that be perfect for someone who is married and on the DL?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#78583 Jan 14, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Question. Has nothing to do with guns, serving in the military, the Constitution, or the Declaration of Independence.
;)
Yessss!
j_m_w wrote:
What do you all think of a guy who spends an evening flirting with a girl in a bar and then, in spite of having other potential ways to contact her, Facebook friend-requests her?
I don't think it's that weird. Maybe not the best way to go about things, but *shrug*. I realized that most of my newer friends, like from hockey, I don't have their phone numbers at all. If I need to reach them, I FB message them.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78584 Jan 14, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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He could be shy, JMW. Some people become a lot more outgoing when they drink and do things they normally wouldn't do. Trust me. I've never been groped at the grocery store or DMV or the gym, but at the bar, um yeah. I also tend to be more friendly with the ladies and let my guard down a bit when I am drinking. I presume a lot of men are no different.
It also does seem very research-y, too. What the end game is, tho, I'm just not sure what it means, but it is odd.
Where do your friends find these guys, lol? Sheesh. Do they frequent bars near group homes? Aren't there any normal single men in FL?
Ha! The part about the grocery store and the DMV made me laugh. Good point.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78585 Jan 14, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Yessss!
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I don't think it's that weird. Maybe not the best way to go about things, but *shrug*. I realized that most of my newer friends, like from hockey, I don't have their phone numbers at all. If I need to reach them, I FB message them.
But if you have the person's #....

Eh. I don't think it's necessarily creepy, but I don't think it's optimum.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78586 Jan 14, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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What if he gave her a fake name and is using a fake account? Wouldn't that be perfect for someone who is married and on the DL?
Sure. Or he could be in the CIA. Or in the Witness Protection Program. Or a contract killer.

;)

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#78587 Jan 14, 2013
He's most likely shy, jmw -- but there is that possibility of the fake name/fake FB page. Smaller chance for that, but still. Sometimes people shock me. I'd never gave the patience to do a fake FB page. I wouldn't spend time on stupid stuff like that. Some people would, though.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78588 Jan 14, 2013
I think he's just not THAT interested. Curious enough to try the FB thing but not into it enough to make actual contact (text or call) to make plans, etc.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#78589 Jan 14, 2013
Toj wrote:
He's most likely shy, jmw -- but there is that possibility of the fake name/fake FB page. Smaller chance for that, but still. Sometimes people shock me. I'd never gave the patience to do a fake FB page. I wouldn't spend time on stupid stuff like that. Some people would, though.
My husband has one. Sort of as a social experiment. To see how many people would friend someone they didn't know. A lot of people will.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78590 Jan 14, 2013
Anyway, want to hear what else happened this weekend?

A friend of mine (A's roommate C) went to a bachelorette party on Saturday night, met a guy, and disappeared with him. No one heard from her until last night around 9; the b-party girls had already contacted the police and after A called me (around 7:15), I started calling hospitals. Good times. She's okay in terms of not mugged, raped or murdered, but she sure made some bad decisions.

I can't take this. I want my normal, boring life back.

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