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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 12: Friday 30 January (Message 1634832)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
wassup
2) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1634580)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I haven't been following this thread so I just read most of it in one go and got general sense of the concerns.

Most people seem to agree that there are some problems with the North American diet and the way food is marketed.

Clyde provides a strangely regular counterpoint to the rhythm of the thread with cries of "freedom" and "free choice". You could almost set this thread to music with Clyde on percussion.

The free choice is an interesting argument because of course we all want it for ourselves, which sometimes (as Angela has pointed out) means restricting someone else's poor choices.

What I have noticed with moving from England to Canada is how much harder it is to actually have free choice. Its actually worse when I try to do food shopping in the US.

Why you ask? When America is such a bastion of freedom? How come when i shop in a grocery store in the UK do I have much more free choice than in a grocery store in the US?

Well I'm an avid label reader so I know exactly what I am buying. That way I can actually exercise my free choice.

America and Canada, your labelling sucks. I lost freedom when I moved here. I miss my comprehensive government regulated labelling from England that protected my freedom to choose what I fed my children.

Also, Canada, you really need to sort out the salt content in your food. It drowns out the taste.

America? Why so much damn sugar in everything? Seriously? You put sugar in foods that I never would have even suspected needed sugar in them. It does not taste nice. :(
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My first post... (Message 1634424)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Welcome to SETI Café, Jorge.

Remember, you can take the cruncher out of the forms,
but you can't take forms out of the cruncher's nightmares!


This is so true.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 12: Friday 30 January (Message 1634406)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
8:52pm
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 12: Friday 30 January (Message 1634397)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
8:12pm
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1634229)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Trying to do my marking, but Sauron has other ideas. Gandalf watches.

7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 12: Friday 30 January (Message 1634128)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Good morning
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My first post... (Message 1633899)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Hi all, its my first post here but I have been using seti@home since 2003.

I'll be pokin my head in here every so often.

Just remember, you can check out, but you can never leave.
9) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1633624)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
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Es99 is muddying the waters playing the feminist card

There's a feminist card?

where she suggests that boys are expected to be a bit of a lad, but nice girls are expected not to. That is a separate issue to this one. Yes it takes two to become pregnant, and rightfully both should take equal responsibility for it. But in the real world if an unwanted pregnancy occurs, jack the lad can do a runner, it is the female that is left with the baby and possible birth. Mother nature decided that the woman would be the baby carrier not the man, woman = womb-man i.e. a man with a womb. So don't blame men for natures decision. In a parallel universe it could be the men having the babies.

I'm really not sure what point you are trying to make here.

Cue 99% of women wanting to go and live there !!!

Plenty of women are happy having babies. So 99% seems a little high. Feminism is about women having choices. Not becoming men.

Because of all that there seems this view in the world at large, that the onus on preventing unwanted pregnancies is left more to the woman than the man. I think that is wrong, but it is the way it is. How we change that is for another thread.

Oh and finally, I have replied to Es99 via PM regarding 11/12 year olds on the pill. The information that I have is strictly private and I am not willing to make it public.

No one will hear it from me.

However, your point does not change what I said. I've taught many many teenage girls and often know more about their personal lives than their parents do. I know that the average age that someone loses their virginity is still about 16 or 17 and anyone that tells you otherwise is probably lying...and I can tell you that teenagers lie a lot for various reasons.

I can also tell you that if a 11/12 year old is having sex she is probably being pressured into it by someone. How do we prevent that? By talking openly with our children. By teaching boys to be respectful. By teaching girls to respect themselves and not worry about being disliked because they say no.

I am afraid I've heard too many stories about girls being emotionally blackmailed by their boyfriends into having sex when they weren't ready and didn't really want to. Or being lied to about the risks.
10) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1633618)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

Just a Family Experience.

One of my Wife's Niece's (they are close) had to make that decision, some years ago. The Family was informed of the 'situation'.

Some advised that the child must be aborted, and some advised in the opposite.

Most, including my Wife and I, just gave support to her and her husband, regarding any decision they make. They now have Loving, and Loved, Child.

This is an Intensely Personal decision, and support must be given to any decision made.

Agreed totally. Only the parents of the child can know the true impact of their decision and they are the ones that have to mange the consequences.
11) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1633372)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I agree with you and I wouldn't be a bit surprised. But this Swedish attempt is just pathetic ....

Hardly more pathetic than having a banana and an orange teach children about stuff. Or cartoon ponies about the magic of friendship.

Furthermore, it normalizes private parts, rather than pushing them into a corner of shame and disgust. Its a body part, everyone has one, its nothing to be ashamed about. And as some Swedish critics point out, they could use it as a jump off point against gender norms and stereotypes, which would be nice.

+1
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 12: Friday 30 January (Message 1633200)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Boiled spam!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I lost a bet... (Message 1633199)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Totally true. He has.
14) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1633195)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Great, we are on the same side for once :-))

You'd be terrifying surprised by how little teenagers know and how much misinformation they have. There is nothing wrong with starting with simple ideas when they are younger before its too late.

I agree with you and I wouldn't be a bit surprised. But this Swedish attempt is just pathetic ....

playground "education" is not education.

Of course it isn't, never has been, but that is all that most kids get. "If you jump up and down afterwards you won't get pregnant" etc etc. The other biggest problem is doctors. Every savvy 11/12 year old girl knows full well that when she starts menstruation all she has to do is go to the doctor, complain of dysmenorrhoea, whether she has it or not, and she'll get put on a mild birth control pill which is known to help. With of course the obvious side effect, and due to patient confidentiality her parents won't be told about it. STD i.e. Chlamydia is at epidemic proportions in the UK.

Seeing as the state (and society at large) pays for insufficient sex education in the long term it simply makes economic sense for the state to take on sex education.

Yes it does, but only because useless parents can't or won't do the proper job they are supposed to do in the first place. It is all treating the symptoms and not curing the root cause of the problem. But better that than nothing.

I agree. We do need to deal with the root cause, which is the Patriarchy which shames women for having sex.

11 and 12 year old girls going to the doctor for the pill is very rare. So I don't know why you'd even bring that up as an issue.

11 and 12 year olds getting pregnant through ignorance and/or abuse due is more of an issue. If its the father or other person the 11 or 12 year old knows doing it, then I somehow doubt the parents have her best interests at heart any way. Good that she can go to the Dr and maybe report what is happening.

Do we demand that pharmacists report when 11 or 12 year old boys go and obtain contraception? Maybe we should. Why is the focus always on girls and what they should or should not do? They aren't getting pregnant on their own.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 12: Friday 30 January (Message 1633187)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Spam and Chips!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 12: Friday 30 January (Message 1633175)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Spam
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I lost a bet... (Message 1633174)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I wasn't in on the betting, but I am pleased that it went the way it did.

Me too.

I don't like banning people if I can help it.
18) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1633127)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I have seen the video clip on Youtube. I thought it was a total waste of time and didn't achieve anything worthwhile that I could see. All little girls know that little boys have willies, all little boys know that little girls don't. When they get older they learn via playground "education" the reason for that. The only reason that video/program was made is because the vast majority of modern parents simply don't see it as their responsibility to teach their children sex education. Therefore the State feels that somehow they have to.

Don't shoot the messenger.

You'd be terrifying surprised by how little teenagers know and how much misinformation they have. There is nothing wrong with starting with simple ideas when they are younger before its too late.

playground "education" is not education.

Seeing as the state (and society at large) pays for insufficient sex education in the long term it simply makes economic sense for the state to take on sex education.
19) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1633039)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/22/dancing-genitals-video-for-children-show-not-progressive-enough-for-some-swedes/
Programming director Peter Bargee said Thursday the clip also drew "unexpected" criticism from some Swedes, ... reinforced gender stereotypes.

Nature or Nurturing?

Males and Females, at the youngest age, as every parent knows, have differences.

Are many of our present problems due to Sexism? Of course.

Is much Natural? Of course

For The Progressives not to believe this is...

As most understand: Progressivism = Stupidity.

What has that got to do with putting fake eyelashes and moustaches on genitalia?
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 12: Friday 30 January (Message 1632880)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor


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