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21) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1644999)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Princess Awesome: the fight against 'pinkification'

We have to start young to stop girl's worth being defined by ability to be ornaments. No reason you can't look good and do math and science.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1644811)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
"are you ready to ask for directions yet?"
23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Question for astronomers (Message 1644707)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
When will you guys stop all this silly curvature of spacetime nonsense

It is not nonsense, gravity lensing is used in astronomy.

Considering he just claimed that gravity is caused by the rotation of the Earth's core I think we can ignore Chris' scientific 'advice'
24) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1644134)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
.. and silly self centred tarts like ..."

Chris, I had promised myself I wouldn't respond to any more of you offensive posts, but I still have a job as a moderator here.

So I am warning you as mod, please do not post misogynist comments in a thread that is supposedly about how terrible misogyny is.
25) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1643789)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Its not just a case of CBA, some parents feel really uncomfortable talking about this to their kids.
That comes under CBA.
Some may have religious reasons for wanting to keep their kid ignorant,
That's not a valid excuse!
and some might not know enough themselves to do it properly.
Might be how they ended up with a kid in the first place. :)

So how do you break the cycle?

Remember, we are taught to parent by our parents.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1643788)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor


Well I never realized that hot water could make the ear wax
problem worse. Sorry for the bad advice. Although I suppose
it works for the average person.

I don't advocate using a cotton swab in your ear. But like
a lot of people, (1) I sometimes "do" differently than I
"say" and, (2) I sometimes do things that are discouraged.

Olive oil dissolves ear wax. Its messy, but safe. Just put a few drops in your ears when you go to bed and it should wash out safely when you shower.

I've never had a problem with ear wax myself, but my kids have and olive oil works. Just make sure you have a towel over your pillow!
27) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1643388)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Whatever next?

The Commons Education Committee's inquiry was launched after Ofsted found more than a third of schools were failing to provide age-appropriate SRE.

Very important qualifier there.
I'm presuming they won't be trying to teach 4-year olds how to put on a condom.
Chris is right, someone has to teach the kids about the birds and bees, that someone should be the parents, but if they CBA, then government may as well step in.

Its not just a case of CBA, some parents feel really uncomfortable talking about this to their kids. Some may have religious reasons for wanting to keep their kid ignorant, and some might not know enough themselves to do it properly.
28) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1643386)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Until the day arrives that all munitions can be targeted using biometrics, expect this to occur regularly as debating it will not stop it from happening.

What a terrifying future you see, can you imagine the genocide that will occur once humans have that capability?

Just look at the technological advances. It'll come one day, unless mankind stops all conflict & pigs will fly 1st if anyone thinks that will happen.

Well its the sort of thinking that makes people blame all muslims for the acts of a group of psychopaths that have hi-jacked the religion for the sake of a power grab. Some idiot would then target all people who look a little bit muslim. Then another group might target all white people, or all black people and so on...

It would be nice to see a little bit more nuanced debate here rather than "All muslims are trying to invade Europe" which is patently not true. A nasty form of fundamentalism has taken hold in some parts of the Islamic world fuelled by Western Imperialism. Its a similar effect to the one that caused the Germans to vote in Hitler.
29) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1643372)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Until the day arrives that all munitions can be targeted using biometrics, expect this to occur regularly as debating it will not stop it from happening.

What a terrifying future you see, can you imagine the genocide that will occur once humans have that capability?
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Best womam,Megan, in the world rescued me. (Message 1642715)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I was about a kilometer off the coast of Barwon Heads when I capsised my sea kayak. Megan rescued me. What an amazing babe she is.

We are all grateful to her.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 231 - Vic Wins!!!! (Message 1642457)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
ok...Mr99 is now upset with me because I finished off the champagne and insisted on singing "The Greatest Love of All" to him.

Never having heard you sing (with or without benefit of champagne), I'll reserve comment......
...

Its known to make small children cry in terror.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 231 - Vic Wins!!!! (Message 1642234)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
He keeps insisting I drank too much champagne


.....and you claim M99 is Canadian?


El-Beep-O!


(Its ok, I'll go now....)

He wanted the champagne himself...but I got there first... heh.. heh..heh..
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Valentines Day Pauline (Message 1642230)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
This is true. I don't even have an ex-wife.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 231 - Vic Wins!!!! (Message 1642229)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
ok...Mr99 is now upset with me


Oh well, I guess there won't be
any hint of them seven veils eh?



For some reason he didn't want to hear me sing the Whitney Houston version either. He keeps insisting I drank too much champagne.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 231 - Vic Wins!!!! (Message 1642225)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
ok...Mr99 is now upset with me because I finished off the champagne and insisted on singing "The Greatest Love of All" to him.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 231 - Vic Wins!!!! (Message 1642214)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Here's a valentine's song for you all, which apparently I know all the lyrics to as I discovered when it came on my ipod in the car today.

George Benson - The Greatest Love of All
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Let me ask a bold question........... (Message 1641902)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
utilities


A big reason for owning a home here in Alberta....



I'm still not convinced Alberta should be considered habitable for human life. I hear that if you go outside in winter you can die within minutes.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Valentines Day Megan (Message 1641447)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Good for you Monday.

Happy Valentines day to you.
39) Message boards : Politics : When is a debate political? (Message 1641424)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Apparently anything is up for debate.
40) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1641315)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

The answer lays in the final comment.

Have actually been told "I can open the door for myself, thank you very much". Loaded down with shopping & a pram carrying a child...

...Was that courtesy or sexist?

I am always grateful for anyone who will hold a door for me as I will hold a door open for anyone who needs it, male or female.

The only time it has been strange was when in the US where I held the door for an elderly veteran and he started shouting about it.

I still haven't figured out if he was pleased or insulted, but it was obviously an unusual experience for him. That could be because in America people seem less likely to hold the door open for anyone at all compared to Canada or the UK.


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