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Debate & Discuss / Re: Abortion Ban
« on: Today at 06:14:18 pm »Message ID: 1284387

None of the statistics equal "convenience."

EVERY of the statistics I referenced in my earlier explanation of this post equals "convenience"

Debate & Discuss / Re: Abortion Ban
« on: July 04, 2019, 08:43:44 pm »Message ID: 1282953
How about debate it is none of your business what a woman does with her body.

And like was said before - if it was just her body in question - you might have a point here. But sadly it is not just her body.

Off-Topic / Re: Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast?
« on: June 28, 2019, 11:31:37 am »Message ID: 1281624
I enjoy all three, but pancakes (if done right) are the best.  One day I was really craving pancakes and we went to a local restaurant that usually has really awesome breakfasts.  I am convinced that their pancakes that day were frozen reheats because it was quite rubbery and absolutely awful! 

Off-Topic / Re: Democrat debates.
« on: June 28, 2019, 11:19:10 am »Message ID: 1281623
I watched them both in their entirety. I won't be voting for any of them, but I figured I should probably see what they have to say at least. I was quite unimpressed the first night, especially when Beto and Booker and Castro all felt the need to pander to the Spanish speaking viewers and then one of the moderators got in on the charade. If the questions are being asked to you in English, answer them in English. If you want to pander to the Spanish speaking voters - schedule another debate with Spanish-speaking moderators on a Spanish only channel. If anyone believes I am being insensitive here - my apologies.

The best part of the first night was when the NBC microphones were all out of whack and they had to go to a break to fix the problem. The moderators (especially Rachel Maddow) were absolutely awful, but there is hope for each of them if their broadcasting careers ever end - they each have a future in professional softball leagues.

Night two was not much better, but there was one D candidate that I found slightly palatable. More for his personality than his policy - I have a few ounces of respect for Andrew Yang. He was the most respectful and dignified IMO. Every other candidate tried to weasel in at every opportunity and wouldn't shut up when their time expired.  Yang was the only one who actually respected the rules and the rights of the others to speak without interruption or talking over them.  When asked to give a one or two word response - he DID so. On those grounds, I would consider voting for him if there were no better options.

All in all - it is four hours I will never get back. But I can afford to waste a little bit of time here and there.

Debate & Discuss / Re: Abortion Ban
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:15:44 am »Message ID: 1281410
95% is a made up statistic.  When you have to make up the numbers, you know it is a bogus argument.

I apologize for the wonky formatting. I was trying to make it more readable, and it messed up the columns and format a bit.

It looks like JediJohnnie's number is actually pretty close since the top six or seven reasons can all be boiled down to some sort of convenience excuse/argument. Is it exactly 95% - no, obviously not... But it is much closer to that (hovering around 90-95% depending on which you consider to be convenience arguments and since you cannot really classify the 4% other - can't rule it in, but also can't fully rule it out either) and far far far far away from being a "made up" statistic to support a bogus argument.

So before you decide to disregard someone's argument by accusing them of making up numbers, maybe do a little bit of research first. Dismissing an opposing viewpoint as bogus simply because it cites to a statistic is being just as shortsighted as what you are [wrongfully] accusing JediJohnnie of (i.e. making up numbers). That is the sort of tactic people who have no convincing counter argument usually resort to.

I pulled this list from this website under the heading The vast majority of abortions are elective. But if you look at their source (cited below) you can track it back to the original source - one that is widely cited elsewhere.

Why Women Choose Abortion
Inadequate finances to raise a child
Not ready for responsibility
Woman's life would be changed too much
Problems with relationship; unmarried
Too young; not mature enough
Children are grown; woman has all she wants
Unborn child has possible health problems
Woman has health problems
Pregnancy caused by rape, incest
(Average number of reasons given:   3.7)
Source: Torres and Forrest, as cited by Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health and the Alan Guttmacher Institute in An Overview of Abortion in the United States
(October 2001)

Off-Topic / Re: Are eyebrows facial hair?
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:05:25 am »Message ID: 1281068
See, I am going to go against the grain (and I have no real logical reason for my opinion) but I don't believe eyebrows are facial hair. Even though they are technically hair and on the face...

I don't know of any limiting definition specifically - but I always considered facial hair as being limited to cheeks, chin, and lip. Maybe that's a guy thing?

Again - it it still hair, but my eyebrows are never going to grow several inches to a foot long or more if I leave them unattended, but my moustache and beard will eventually get there if I decide not to shave.

I fully understand the logic and opinions of everyone else in the thread and your logic is much more sound than my own!

Payment Pictures / My $25.00 PayPal cashout payment
« on: June 22, 2019, 11:57:26 am »Message ID: 1280869

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Off-Topic / Re: My Granddaughter
« on: June 21, 2019, 09:43:09 am »Message ID: 1280741
I'm not trying to tell you or your son how to raise a child, but I think six years old is WAY too young to be left alone with access to YouTube or Tiktok and no adult supervision. I wouldn't expect a six year old to know enough to seek it out, but some of the stuff that gets posted there is highly inappropriate for children that age and is not impossible for them to stumble upon. 

While much of it is innocent enough and the content your granddaughter wants to watch I'm sure is likely appropriate - it's the other stuff that gets accessed by accident which can be harmful. The lack of supervision is just asking for trouble, in my opinion. I don't mean to create any unnecessary drama for you, but please reconsider that course of action.

At this point, taking it away will likely result in resentment from your granddaughter, but laying down some guidelines and house rules - with Rule #1 being to never watch it 'alone' should be strictly enforced.

Good luck with however you proceed.

Off-Topic / Re: Paid to Listen to Podcasts
« on: June 21, 2019, 05:32:39 am »Message ID: 1280704
I don't have a phone, can you do it on a laptop?...what are podcast any ways?
With this particular app to earn while you listen - yes it needs to be on a phone. But listening to podcasts in general can be done on a laptop.

A podcast is a series of audio files - like a radio show (in fact, many talk radio programs are also available as podcasts) with a host who talks about a particular topic or shares stories. Every single topic imaginable has some podcast talking about it. You can subscribe to different podcasts and your phone or laptop will automatically download new episodes once they are released.

Any topic you can think of - someone is probably covering it. Discussions about specific movies or TV shows, sports teams, news, hobbies, genealogy, ufos and bigfoot type of stories, old time radio broadcasts, scientific "did you know" topics, religious topics/viewpoints, politics... (I'm just rattling off general topics I have listened to over the years.)

Off-Topic / Re: Angry seagull
« on: June 20, 2019, 08:50:10 am »Message ID: 1280621
I've heard that gulls can be a huge problem many cities deal with. I've never heard of a long-term solution to it, and I'm sorry that you have to deal with it so personally.

I can remember several years ago when we were on the Florida coast and they would come down and eat things right out of your hand. I thought it was cute at the time. How naive. Maybe your gulls want someone to hand-feed them.

Have you attempted to contact any animal control people for suggestions?

No I haven't contacted anyone. It's not really a danger or overly bothersome as much as just an annoyance. I figure if it is a nest - at some point it will stop.  The seagulls here have learned to become outright scavengers. It IS kind of funny when you see them trying to fly off with an awkwardly large food item or fast food bag/container in their beak. They are very aggressive when it comes to food and other birds. And the definitely do not like to share, not even with their own kind.

The thing is = we have Cedar Point here and they love that place - especially the french fries. Mainly because there are thousands of people willing to feed them just like you described. Even for me, knowing that it sets a bad precedent - it still is interesting to watch the lengths they will go to for a fix. I don't feed them any of my own food, but I've sat and watched while other park guests do it.

Off-Topic / Re: Paid to Listen to Podcasts
« on: June 20, 2019, 08:35:50 am »Message ID: 1280617
Good to know, but would really appreciate it if someone who has been paid comments here so we'll know for sure how things go.
I'll have enough for a payout sometime this month.  Will report back both when I request it and when I receive it.
I just passed the threshold for a $5.00 Amazon gift card earlier today from Podcoin - so I put in my request for the credit. I immediately got an email confirmation of my order and they said they will be in touch within three business days.  So I'll be looking for something by Wednesday of next week if not sooner.

I received my Amazon credit today. App and payment are both legit!

Reviving an old thread just to report that I received my second payment from this app today. I listen to podcasts on a daily basis while I work out, walk, or get ready for work in the mornings - so I am sure that I've earned rewards quicker than the average person might - FWIW.

Off-Topic / Angry seagull
« on: June 20, 2019, 06:59:10 am »Message ID: 1280609
I work in an office a few blocks away from Lake Erie - so we have a lot of seagulls in town.

The office building is an old converted funeral home with many rooms and corner fireplaces with shared chimneys. Over the past few years several seagulls have taken to roosting on the chimney tops. I don't know if there is an actual nest up there or not - but the damn things will sit up there and cackle-call for hours on end some days! Sometimes they actually sound more like chimpanzees than seagulls! The sound bellows down the chimney and out through the fireplace. It can be pretty annoying when I'm trying to work on something requiring a lot of focus, but most days I am able to just let it blend into the typical background noise.

Over the last couple months, one of the gulls that hangs out up there has started dive-bombing any and all humans who have the nerve to walk along the sidewalk/driveway alongside my office and he has a few loud choice words for you as he flaps by five feet over your head!

I can see no evidence of nests anywhere on the ground in that vicinity. But I gotta believe that's what it's about. Any other ideas?

Debate & Discuss / Re: Abortion Ban
« on: June 20, 2019, 05:21:30 am »Message ID: 1280604
One of the flaws in the anti-abortion argument is it speaks from the Disney-fied version of childbirth.

Every pregnancy is different, and every woman is different.  And, no matter how rose-colored your glasses, pregnancy and childbirth is no easy thing. 

So many things could be said in response to even just a few short lines...

You are basically saying - this is a scary and difficult experience for me, so I am going to kill you to avoid a scary and difficult experience for me. Not life threatening, just scary and difficult.  There are life threatening pregnancies which I do not deny, but that is not what you are saying here.

Abortion for convenience sake (which is beyond the vast majority of the procedures performed) is one of the biggest cop out, irresponsible, entitlement arguments ever presented. It is meritless and indefensible. There is no convincing argument that legitimizes killing someone due to inconvenience.

Bottom line, a woman has final say over her body, and her life. 

The fundamental flaw in this argument has always been (and will always be) once a woman becomes pregnant - there is more than just one body involved. You can spin it any which way you want, but that doesn't change the scientific and biological fact that there is a second body in the equation. A body that the woman has been entrusted with, regardless of the circumstances.

Debate & Discuss / Re: Abortion Ban
« on: June 19, 2019, 11:42:07 am »Message ID: 1280550

The abortion discussion centers around the fetus, or the unborn, rather than the woman and her right to life.
Thus reducing a woman to the status of an incubator, instead of a person with a mind and a soul.

Tell me I am not the only one to see the irony in this choice of phrasing.

Amazingly enough, a woman has a right to life.  That is not considered when fetishizing the unborn.

One person's "right" (not to life but to avoid an inconvenience) is immediately suspended when another person is murdered absent the element of self-defense.

Off-Topic / Re: Lightning Storm!
« on: June 18, 2019, 12:45:09 pm »Message ID: 1280453
We have had a lot of rain here this spring/summer, sometimes very heavy also - but very little in the way of thunder and lightning.  I was scared to death of that as a kid, but I love to see lightning as an adult.  How does that Eddie Rabbitt song go?  LOL!

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