“An Apple a day”

Since: Jun 08

nil carborundum illegitemi

#21 Apr 23, 2014
1. It's no one's business but all those other sexual partners you still plan on having in the future.

2. Your wife and you are both really rude people. You should probably be put in the public stocks so rotten tomatoes can be thrown at you.

3. Like to brag much.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#22 Apr 23, 2014
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, I remember. I watched the Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show. I got to stay up "late". It was a school night, I think. I believe I came along just at the time when the adults gave up fighting about hair. Come to think of it, I really don't remember the boys having issues at my grade school nor high school about the length of their hair. I went to a private grade school, too.
We were more focused on Cuba, the bomb, Viet Nam and the length of our dresses. Now THAT was a fight, I remember. There were VERY specific rules about how short a dress could be.
Cuba was 1962- we had duck and cover drills in the Chicago grammar school I went to for that crisis.

Kennedy had begun to send advisers into Vietnam but the buildup was mostly by Johnson, so it really began late '63,early '64 mostly.

In 1966 there was a girl who had gone to France and came back with a miniskirt which she wanted to show to French Club. The high school allowed it but only if she changed after school and wore a coat over it which reached her knees. That happened to be the day pictures were taken for the yearbook so there she is , lined up with all the rest of the kids wearing an open trench coat and a miniskirt which was probably bout 4-5 " above her knee. Gracious!!. I was in the 'burbs by then but our public high school had a fairly strict dress code for boys and girls which they enforced
Zap Brannigan

United States

#23 Apr 23, 2014
You got any sources to back that up there sonny boy?
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a proven statistical fact. Everybody knows it but you, apparently.
And gay pride parades, push for gay marriage, suing people who disagree with their lifestyle... sounds like an "embrace" to me

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#24 Apr 23, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
The LW says that she school asked him to enforce a dress code. Telling him "your boy looks like a hippie, why do you allow that" (I'm imagining a possible convo) is a matter of opinion, not a dress code.
And I took "enforce A dress code" meaning the parents should make their kids do certain things, not that they were enforcing "THE dress code".

Wish we could ask the LW. Eh, maybe not. I don't care that much.

:D

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

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#25 Apr 23, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a proven statistical fact. Everybody knows it but you, apparently.
And gay pride parades, push for gay marriage, suing people who disagree with their lifestyle... sounds like an "embrace" to me
Heh. Sometimes it boggles the mind how you ever get up and get dressed in the morning with that brain.

"The number of Americans who believe the myth that gay people are child molesters has declined substantially. In a 1970 national survey, more than 70% of respondents agreed with the assertions that "Homosexuals are dangerous as teachers or youth leaders because they try to get sexually involved with children" or that "Homosexuals try to play sexually with children if they cannot get an adult partner.

By contrast, in a 1999 national poll, the belief that most gay men are likely to molest or abuse children was endorsed by only 19% of heterosexual men and 10% of heterosexual women. Even fewer 9% of men and 6% of women regarded most lesbians as child molesters"

"This well known lack of a linkage between homosexuality and child molestation accounts for why relatively little research has directly addressed the issue. For example, a 1998 comprehensive review of published empirical research on the sexual abuse of boys reported only one study (the 1994 study by Jenny and colleagues, cited above) that included data about the self-reported sexual orientation of perpetrators (Holmes & Slap, 1998).

Proving something that is already widely known simply isn't a priority for scientists. Indeed, a commentary that accompanied publication of the study by Jenny et al. in Pediatrics noted that debates about gay people as molesters "have little to do with everyday child abuse" and lamented that they distract lawmakers and the public from dealing with the real problem of children's sexual mistreatment (Krugman, 1994). "

http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty_sites/r...
Kuuipo

Seaside, CA

#26 Apr 23, 2014
LW1: Your personal medical history is your business and need only be shared with your doctor and your husband. I say, don't tell your parents or anyone else.

LW2: If this is the only problem you have, your life is great. Ask him to sit down next time and see what happens.

LW3: I can't believe that we are having long hair discussions in 2014. I don't have teenagers, but if I did, I'd let them do whatever they wanted to do with their hair. Want to grow it long? Go right ahead. Want to dye it blue like Katy Perry? Do it, but clean up the bathroom when you're done. This is SO not worth fighting over! Spend your time teaching your kids to value education and to be compassionate human beings.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#27 Apr 23, 2014
One could make the argument that any boy molested by a man was a victim on homosexual activity, hence the abuser is a homosexual.

Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Heh. Sometimes it boggles the mind how you ever get up and get dressed in the morning with that brain.
"The number of Americans who believe the myth that gay people are child molesters has declined substantially. In a 1970 national survey, more than 70% of respondents agreed with the assertions that "Homosexuals are dangerous as teachers or youth leaders because they try to get sexually involved with children" or that "Homosexuals try to play sexually with children if they cannot get an adult partner.
By contrast, in a 1999 national poll, the belief that most gay men are likely to molest or abuse children was endorsed by only 19% of heterosexual men and 10% of heterosexual women. Even fewer 9% of men and 6% of women regarded most lesbians as child molesters"
"This well known lack of a linkage between homosexuality and child molestation accounts for why relatively little research has directly addressed the issue. For example, a 1998 comprehensive review of published empirical research on the sexual abuse of boys reported only one study (the 1994 study by Jenny and colleagues, cited above) that included data about the self-reported sexual orientation of perpetrators (Holmes & Slap, 1998).
Proving something that is already widely known simply isn't a priority for scientists. Indeed, a commentary that accompanied publication of the study by Jenny et al. in Pediatrics noted that debates about gay people as molesters "have little to do with everyday child abuse" and lamented that they distract lawmakers and the public from dealing with the real problem of children's sexual mistreatment (Krugman, 1994). "
http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty_sites/r...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#28 Apr 23, 2014
RACE wrote:
One could make the argument that any boy molested by a man was a victim on homosexual activity, hence the abuser is a homosexual.
<quoted text>
Yes, you could but that does not mean that most homosexuals are sexual abusers/molesters. Unfortunately, a lot of girls are molested by men as well. That being the case, it still does not make most hetrosexuals sexual abusers/molesters.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#30 Apr 23, 2014
But you missed the point.
I did not say most gay men are abusers of young boys, I made the argument that all men who abuse young boys are homosexuals.
So, if a young boy is molested, the abuser was a homosexual.
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, you could but that does not mean that most homosexuals are sexual abusers/molesters. Unfortunately, a lot of girls are molested by men as well. That being the case, it still does not make most hetrosexuals sexual abusers/molesters.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#31 Apr 23, 2014
RACE wrote:
So, if a young boy is molested, the abuser was a homosexual.
That's not exactly true. One thing I recently learned is "sexuality" and "pedophilia" aren't necessarily related. Many pedophiles will molest both sexes, they're attracted to "children," not exactly "gender." It's in one of the articles I just posted. But I still contend that statistically, gay men are at least 3x's more likely to molest (the numbers jump around a bit, some put them as high as 11 times more likely)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#32 Apr 23, 2014
Toj wrote:
that does not mean that most homosexuals are sexual abusers/molesters. Unfortunately, a lot of girls are molested by men as well. That being the case, it still does not make most hetrosexuals sexual abusers/molesters.
?? I don't believe anyone ever said that. Unless I missed something...?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

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#33 Apr 23, 2014
RACE wrote:
But you missed the point.
I did not say most gay men are abusers of young boys, I made the argument that all men who abuse young boys are homosexuals.
So, if a young boy is molested, the abuser was a homosexual.
<quoted text>
No. Not necessarily.

Young boys are sometimes molested by women. I am not 100% sure that if a man sexually abuses a boy that it would make the man a homosexual. Probably is more likely that he is, but it could have been done for a reason other than sexual gratification so he would not necessarily be homosexual.

Toj

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#34 Apr 23, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not exactly true. One thing I recently learned is "sexuality" and "pedophilia" aren't necessarily related. Many pedophiles will molest both sexes, they're attracted to "children," not exactly "gender." It's in one of the articles I just posted. But I still contend that statistically, gay men are at least 3x's more likely to molest (the numbers jump around a bit, some put them as high as 11 times more likely)
I'd really be interested where you're getting that number. Link, please?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#35 Apr 23, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not exactly true. One thing I recently learned is "sexuality" and "pedophilia" aren't necessarily related. Many pedophiles will molest both sexes, they're attracted to "children," not exactly "gender." It's in one of the articles I just posted. But I still contend that statistically, gay men are at least 3x's more likely to molest (the numbers jump around a bit, some put them as high as 11 times more likely)
If they were in post #29, then the topix gods did not like it. It's gone, daddy, gone.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#36 Apr 23, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I'm confused by the word "embrace". While HIV/AIDS is more prevalent among homosexual men, heterosexual men and women can and do contract it also. Should we not acknowledge that? Should we not treat it?
No one is celebrating the spread of this disease. Just as our society has moved beyond the stage where cancer was whispered or glossed over, we must be able to talk about HIV/AIDS in order to educate people and focus on research/treatment.
Oh, we acknowledge it, but when a larger portion of the world gets it, you can't ignore the stigme is brings.

And like cancer, I feel there is more than enough money at these causes. It is not lack of funding that prevents a cure. Either we just can't seem to figure it out, or.....they don't want a cure. Big Pharma would not stay in business and they run everything f you start following money trails (even on things non-drug related). It's scary, but hey.....end times...
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#37 Apr 23, 2014
2: What the eff kind of answer is this?
A man cannot sit in his sister's home unless he's asked?
Bizarre.
LW should ask and then let it go.
ScarletandOlive

Santa Maria, CA

#38 Apr 23, 2014
I don't usually look at the judge-y icons, but I'm laughing today. How do I get the same ones as edog when we are on opposite sides of a subject?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#39 Apr 23, 2014
cheluzal wrote:
It is not lack of funding that prevents a cure. Either we just can't seem to figure it out, or.....they don't want a cure. Big Pharma would not stay in business and they run everything f you start following money trails (even on things non-drug related). It's scary
Cancer is a 95.5 BILLION dollar industry for Big Pharma. Of course they won't release the cure
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#41 Apr 23, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I don't usually look at the judge-y icons, but I'm laughing today. How do I get the same ones as edog when we are on opposite sides of a subject?
I don't think I've ever cared about those.
I am convinced there are lurkers who do nothing but click on certain ones to feel relevant.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#42 Apr 23, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Cancer is a 95.5 BILLION dollar industry for Big Pharma. Of course they won't release the cure
Your'e not wrong.
I also have big issues with donating to Relay for Life and stuff.
I cannot give when over 85-90% goes to CEO pockets or lawyers or advertising.
My job spends then entire.school.year harrassing kids with propaganda for Relay. It is SO obnoxious. Charging them $1 for PJ pants every flaming Friday! Hats here, snocones there....and it starts in September!
The prin gets up and cries and uses hardcore pathos propaganda (awkward when you're teaching prop techniques, no?).
The worst thing: it's all so we can get some dumb plaque saying we raised more than ay other shcool. It's gone beyond the cause and all about the image. It grosses me out.

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