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Posts by PapaBear3625

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  • Pole dancing in line to become Olympic sport

    10/18/2017 6:39:46 AM PDT · 42 of 89
    PapaBear3625 to RightGeek

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  • Men, you want to treat women better? Here's a list to start with

    10/18/2017 5:31:00 AM PDT · 53 of 91
    PapaBear3625 to NorthMountain
    Sorry, toots. I won't send you a picture of my johnson even if you DO ask for it.

    Some people have no common sense these days. How about "Never take a picture, or put down in writing, anything that would cause you trouble if copies were sent to your boss, co-workers, wife, and kids".

  • Living in Fear: Why I Wrote "Me Too" Along With So Many Other Women

    10/18/2017 5:26:10 AM PDT · 4 of 41
    PapaBear3625 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Lady, get a gun.

  • 57 Things I Need You to Stop Doing to the Women You Work With

    10/18/2017 5:24:31 AM PDT · 53 of 215
    PapaBear3625 to Caipirabob
    How about just act like a conservative. I met my wife at work and darn if I didn’t have to pursue her every day to finally catch her in a place where I could ask her out. Over 20 something years ago.

    Same here, over 30 years ago. Work is where you have the most chances to meet people, and also get an idea of what kind of people they are. All this "sexual harassment" hyper-sensitivity is making men too hesitant to ask out female co-workers.

  • Illegal Gunsmiths cranks out Bootleg 1911 Pistols

    10/18/2017 5:19:23 AM PDT · 8 of 32
    PapaBear3625 to Eric in the Ozarks
    I thought Marcos ordered a roundup off privately owned guns in the PI way back...

    That's probably why there's such a thriving bootleg industry.

  • CNBCs own 'Dr. Doom' Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America'

    10/17/2017 2:44:49 PM PDT · 44 of 151
    PapaBear3625 to Nateman
    Opposing racism with racism is a self defeating tactic.

    So stating facts is now racist?

    Is he advocating causing harm to blacks? No. Is he advocating depriving blacks of rights? No. He is just making an observation.

  • Hannah Mouncey's (had his) AFLW draft application rejected

    10/17/2017 12:11:22 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    PapaBear3625 to Morgana

    Women’s teams will have to put in language where they explicitly define “woman” as “born with exactly two X chromosomes and a vagina”. Then deal with the hate from the LGBTs

  • 'I Wake Up And Go To Sleep Angry—And That's A Good Thing'

    10/17/2017 12:03:41 PM PDT · 6 of 48
    PapaBear3625 to 2ndDivisionVet
    It didn't like my ad-blocker either. But by right-clicking and selecting "view page source", I could get the underlying html:

    I took a deep breath and squirmed out of my co-worker’s embrace, uncomfortable with the wave of emotions about to come flooding out. And then, I got back to work. We had to prep the website, go home, and come back for the concession speech the next day. We had things to do, and I could focus on that for at least a few more hours. But of course, that didn’t last. Because when you’re part of a losing campaign, all of a sudden there’s nothing to do—just looming unemployment and your own greatest failures being dissected on the front pages of every newspaper.

     

    I didn’t recognize who I was anymore. Before the election, I was never a yeller, a crier, a feel-anything-all-er, and yet now, somehow, I’m all of those things.

    I wake up and go to sleep angry.

    Especially in those weeks after the election, every new headline about Trump’s administration felt like a gut punch. I couldn’t look at the New York Times push notifications on my phone without thinking about the alternate universe where Hillary was president and Trump was a joke. I wanted to apologize to every woman I met on the street for letting her down. I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs, “This isn’t what was supposed to happen! It wasn’t supposed to feel this way!”

    But just feeling angry and upset and tired was unsustainable and unproductive. And as someone unaccustomed to feeling anything at all—let alone this all-encompassing rage—I couldn’t tolerate it. So I went with the only coping mechanism I know: work.

    In the weeks after Election Day, I had been hearing from high school and college friends who wanted help running for office. They were angry, too. They wanted to do something, but they didn’t have anywhere to turn. I noodled on the big problems in the professional progressive ecosystem and why it was so hard for young, diverse people to get in the door in the first place. I questioned the entire idea of gatekeepers, of a party that prioritized the ability to get donors to write big checks over a candidate’s talent or hustle. I made call after call to learn as much as I could about why progressive institutions weren’t supporting younger candidates for office.

    RELATED: Two Women, Two Candidates

    And then I spent hours with my friend, Ross Morales Rocketto, writing a strategic plan and dreaming up the outline of an organization that would recruit 100 people—100 doers!—who’d run for local office, where the real work gets done. I wanted to find people like me who wouldn’t be satisfied with just being angry. I wanted to find people who were ready to get to work.

    When Ross and I launched our organization Run for Something on Inauguration Day, I wasn’t sure what would happen but I immediately felt better for having tried at all. Ten months later, we’ve recruited nearly 12,000 young people who want to run for local office. We’re a staff of four, supported by a nationwide network of donors and volunteers with partners at nearly every political group in the country. As of this writing, we’ve endorsed candidates running in 19 states. At the same time, I wrote a book that represents the mission of our organization, aptly entitled Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide To Fixing The System Yourself, which came out from Atria Books in October. (With a foreword from my old boss Hillary about why it’s still worth it to run for office, even if you lose.)

    In so many ways, I feel better than I ever could have imagined when I dragged my tired body to that concession speech on November 9, 2016. I see Run for Something candidates taking on challenges, knocking on doors, and talking to voters about their own visions for what the future holds, and I can’t help but be hopeful.

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    That hope keeps me going. But even still, I wake up and go to sleep angry. Because in 2017, it is exhausting and frustrating to be a woman in America. Each day brings another indignity, another outrage—another story of a powerful man who’s built his career by literally and figuratively pushing women down and taking advantage of them.

    I’m told that it’s okay to feel a feeling for its own sake; that it’s enough to just to be mad and then move on. But I’m simply not capable of that kind of processing. My anger is my cup of coffee in the morning. It gets me out of bed and keeps me focused. And I'm thankful for the work I get to do, which allows me to focus specifically on the future. As it turns out, simply doing the damn thing has soothed me and brought me back to myself. Every memo I write, every donor I meet with, every reporter I speak to, each conversation I have, is guided by strategy but fueled by the fury I feel at my country, at dangerous men, at my party, and at the very system of democracy I love that painfully let me down.

    I know you might be angry, too. Instead of resisting it, or avoiding it, let your fury push you to action. Embrace your anger and put it to work. This is our collective fight-or-flight moment. Pick fight. Pick leading. And dare I say it: Pick running for office.

    Amanda Litman is the co-founder of Run For Something and the author of the book Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide To Fixing The System Yourself, published by Atria Books.

    She sounds mentally disturbed.
  • Jennifer Lawrence: I was placed in 'nude lineup,' told to lose weight

    10/17/2017 11:50:32 AM PDT · 21 of 94
    PapaBear3625 to doug from upland
    “When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks,”

    A PRIME factor that actresses get hired for is their physical appearance. I'm going to guess that this incident was related to her trying out for the part of Mystique in the X-Men films, in which she had to appear NAKED except for body paint.

    YES, being even slightly pudgy was not going to work out.

  • Malia Obama To Testify Against Harvey Weinstein And Share What She Knows In Scandal?

    10/17/2017 10:42:23 AM PDT · 19 of 53
    PapaBear3625 to PCPOET7
    this is probably what got Weinstein. I am betting that he started to harass the ex-presidents daughter. when all of this broak in the news my first instinct was that he ran a foul of someone else with more political power.

    I don't think even Weinstein is that insane. An alternate possibility is that Malia became friends with somebody that Weinstein HAD hit on, and became outraged.

  • Trump says he’ll tell Bannon to stop picking on Mitch McConnell’s friends

    10/17/2017 6:28:35 AM PDT · 30 of 50
    PapaBear3625 to Lakeshark

    I would settle for McConnell adjourning the Senate for a real Christmas recess, so that Trump can make a bunch of recess appointments. The lag in getting confirmations done is getting ridiculous.

  • Million-Dollar Condos Offer Sweeping Views of Public Sex in Harlem Park

    10/17/2017 6:25:58 AM PDT · 6 of 22
    PapaBear3625 to Ann Archy

    Or a hooker offering a group discount.

  • New Veritas Video This Morning

    10/17/2017 5:48:24 AM PDT · 13 of 38
    PapaBear3625 to Dr. Sivana

    I just finished watching the video. I think O’Keefe has mastered the art of setting up “honey pots”.

    Here is an unattractive 30-something woman who is apparently relishing the male attention she’s getting in the bar she’s apparently in, and opening up after a few beers, not realizing she’s being played.

  • New Veritas Video This Morning

    10/17/2017 5:32:40 AM PDT · 5 of 38
    PapaBear3625 to Dr. Sivana

    Undercover video of Desiree Shoe, Senior Staff Editor, NY Times, going on about how she feels about Trump

  • New Veritas Video This Morning

    10/17/2017 5:30:15 AM PDT · 3 of 38
    PapaBear3625 to Dr. Sivana; LRoggy

    American Pravda, Part III, release 17 minutes ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOBuGCd39Xw

  • Carrizal’s Defense Won Today

    10/17/2017 5:14:17 AM PDT · 3 of 42
    PapaBear3625 to Elderberry; Lazamataz
    Houston lawyer Casie Gotro shook a lime tree last Friday. Today she made margaritas.

    Plus, Laz would probably hit. And join for a few margaritas.

  • Trump says he's looking 'very, very strongly' at welfare reform

    10/17/2017 2:57:51 AM PDT · 35 of 40
    PapaBear3625 to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    Nope. All of it should be turned over to the states. I'll even support a one-time block grant so states can handle the transition and pay for things like homelessness and mental illness. But once that money is gone, that's it. States would take full responsibility.

    And then the Democrats will scream that Trump is "planning genocide against black and brown people!!". I was proposing things that COULD be done WITHOUT giving them an excuse to use that argument.

  • Report: IRS refuses to give back $59G to vet after seizing his business cash

    10/17/2017 2:54:52 AM PDT · 6 of 61
    PapaBear3625 to ImNotLying
    Unfortunately, the article states he did say he structured (deposited less than $10,000) because the bank told him to so he could avoid a lot of paperwork.

    And then the bank reported him for "structuring" his deposits. Sounds like a set up.

  • Trump says he's looking 'very, very strongly' at welfare reform

    10/16/2017 5:29:30 PM PDT · 9 of 40
    PapaBear3625 to 2ndDivisionVet
    A first step should be to consolidate all the various programs:

    Examining the Means-tested Welfare State: 79 Programs and $927 Billion in Annual Spending

    Spreading them out into dozens of agencies is a good way to hide the full scope. First, consolidate them all into one agency, and lay off the redundant federal employees. It would be hard for Democrats to generate widespread outrage about that.

    Second would be to cap how much any recipient could receive, total, from all programs.

    Third, institute ID checking and citizenship checking.

  • Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances

    10/16/2017 3:46:18 PM PDT · 20 of 29
    PapaBear3625 to Oldexpat
    I’m convinced that no one in the federal govt does any real work. They contract it out and publish the results.

    From what I hear, you are correct. So many affirmative-action hires that they have to get contractors to do the actual work.