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"Some women appreciate being recognized for what they do or who they are more so than for what they ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
I went into a McD's yesterday and when I sat down, a homeless man approached me and said, "I want to compliment you." I replied, "My hair, right?" He said, "Yes, that, but you are just beautiful." He told me his name, we shook hands, and he went back to his table. There was no ulterior motive and I refrained from saying what I often say to men who give me such a compliment: "Yeah, I look good, but I am smarter than I am good looking." #1: They are surprised when I agree with them; they expect me to protest. #2: They immediately begin to protest that they did not think I was not smart. Regardless of how much women, including me, want to be recognized for our intelligence and education, looks are still the first draw. I will accept a compliment about the way I look or dress but I still want the man to understand I am more than the sum of my appearance. It also depends how he approaches me; one who says, "Hoo, baby, I can't wait until you walk away so I can see if the back looks as good as the front," will go nowhere. It's the package, not the wrapping.
Unfortunately had to put my best friend to sleep last week. Here's to the memories. Feel free to ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
I am sorry. My cat is 13 years old and she is getting to that point. Your buddy had a good life, and that is due to the love you gave to him.
Daughters of foot doctor say he made Trump bone spurs diagnosis as 'favor' to Fred Trump: New York ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Was it Gomer Pyle who said, "Surprise! Surprise!"?
How do you tell children about death?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
My five year old grandson "found out" about death this year when the family dog had to be euthanized. He was ancient and my son and daughter-in-law explained that the dog was just very old. It did not give him nightmares, but I said one day that I was old and he said, "I don't want you to die; it would make me very, very sad to not see you." I told him that I was not truly old and I was likely to live until he was a man. Explaining that people die is not ever easy, but it is necessary. And there was no talk of heaven as my son is an atheist and refuses to let the relatives indoctrinate the boy.
Run Mary run!!!
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
My step-great-grandmother had two children out of wedlock. She claimed that she got pregnant in the same way that Mary did. I agree with her.
Using your own definition of "miracle", do you believe one or more ever happened?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
"Miracles" are occurrences that science has not explained or Occam's Razor applies but people are too dense to realize it. My deceased mother once found a dime and put it in her pocket. When she got home, she could not find it when she changed clothes. Later, she was standing in the kitchen when she heard something drop to the floor. It was the dime. She said it was a "miracle" and that god gave the dime back to her. No explanation, i.e. that the pocket had a hole in it and the dime fell through stuck in a body crevice, was viable. Nope, god gave the dime back to her. I did not even broach the question of why god would bother.
I'm not sure if I relayed this within a thread in here or not, but it's been bothering me now for ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Do not be so self-centered; there is a plethora of reasons why she could have deleted her profile that have nothing to do with you.
I've been thinking about some of the people I have met along the way in my journeys here and there ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Think of the genius of George Washington Carver and Marie Curie. What have we lost by enslaving people of color and forcing women to stay at home or giving them "women's" work? And the current so called president is ample evidence of idiocy being able to attain "goals" far beyond its ability.
Do you believe Chiropractors are effective?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
Yes. I had a great chiropractor who could crack my neck/back and the problem would immediately disappear. I have also heard horror stories--but then, I have heard horror stories about "real" doctors.
A Facebook friend of mine put up a Bowie fan page and invited me to join. I like Bowie even though I...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
Jerry Lee Lewis legally married his 13 year old cousin. Loretta Lynn was 15 when she got married. I guess the beat goes on.
Deep thoughts... I'm currently reading John Locke's, "An Essay Concerning the True Original, ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
Interesting questions! I don't know what was on Adam's mind, but I don't think he was given a "memory" but would have been cognizant and aware of his status as the first man. I am sure that he was given language as he--then Lilith and Eve--conversed. I conjecture that he did not understand "all" concepts as he was warned away from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil; it was not truly explained why he needed to not eat the fruit, but had more of an admonition given to a child.
MythBlast | El Niño Dios, the Goddess, and the Cross – JCF: Home
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
All myth is the same myth. Whichever theory about archetypes is correct, there is no doubt that they exist. In Aztec/Mayan myth, the Divine Twins descend to the underworld to save their father: dozens of other deities descended, as well, including Jesus. Some went to save a loved one (Ishtar) and some went for self knowledge or other reasons.
What is something you forgot once but will never forget again?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
Who I am.
Just because something is unknown doesn't mean it's God, anyone else encountered this?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 24, 2018:
I agree with this. Humans make gods in our image and attempt to make him/her knowable. If anything close to a deity exists, none of have an inkling about what/who it is.
Trump Removes Positive Reports About Obama Admin From FEMA Website - The Intellectualist
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
I am usually adamantly opposed to the rewriting of history, but I would love to write the alternate history wherein Trumpass was never elected president.
I am 30, and am just now considering using my GI Bill to attend university. My only problem, I don't...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
You can start school and work on Gen Ed classes--the ones that everyone needs to take, i.e. composition, math, and science. That will acclimate you to school and give you time to think about a major. Considering attending a community college first; it will be cheaper. Regardless of your major, keep in mind that education simply does not mean what it used to mean. When I was young (I am 66), an MA was often a terminal degree (meaning that not many went for a PhD). Now, many (if not most) students get an MA. A BA is pretty much the equivalent of what a high school diploma used to be. However, you should go for it.
World peace?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
There will never be world peace--or not as long as humans are "human," and we will not evolve beyond that state before committing species suicide.
My inspiring message to all is a quote by Gaylord Nelson, “The ultimate test of man’s conscience...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
I guess that Trumpass never read this quote!
DOUBLE THE PAY OF TEACHERS : : : : and : : : : WOMEN DON'T WANT THOSE JOBS . . HOW DO WE GET THEM TO...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
"Other words:: Why should women not be required to endanger their lives equally?" Men are not required to take jobs that endanger their lives: they choose to do so. In addition, for centuries, women have been encouraged--and even banned--from jobs that endanger lives. Well, except for jobs in factories; remember the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire? "Tell me why we refuse to accept that women do not want to do those jobs, no matter the pay, no matter the prestige." Men can just "say no," can't they? Or are they forced to take those jobs? "Tell me why we are attempting to manipulate women to do what they do not want to do in the name of equal outcomes, via financial compromise." Explain to me again which jobs are women being manipulated to do but do not want to do? "Every one should be allowed to apply for any job they could be qualified for. Field-hand to doctor. If you can do it, you should be considered." Yeah, but this does not truly seem to be your point. Your point seems to be a rant against women. "And:: since most teachers are women, tell me how it is not feminist to want to double their pay?" First, there are more women teachers because for decades, teaching was one of the few jobs that women were "allowed" to do. Second, advocating for more pay for teachers would benefit the male teachers, too, eh? No one is stopping men from becoming teachers, eh? It would be unfair if women were advocating more pay for female teachers than for male teachers. Your lack of logic is appalling.
This is happening in New Jersey. This is communism/nazism
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
You seem to think that communism and Nazism are the same "thing." Get educated if you want to be taken seriously.
So here is my rant I recently met a guy I liked as a friend on facebook. We were talking on ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
No, you are being "too" honest.
If I have the intention of dating, should I reveal that I am unemployed, have learning difficulties ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
Be upfront.
OOOPPPPPSSSS . . . . . Something god CAN'T do . . .
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
If you do not give money, how can god gauge how much you love him?
Have you ever hated/disliked your boyfriend/girlfriend’s mom/dad or both?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
Yes. I learned how to be a great mother-in-law by learning what NOT to do from my ex in-laws. I am not fond of my oldest son's ex-wife, but she has no idea. I am cordial to her because my granddaughters live with her; otherwise, I would just break off any communication.
Greece Church agreement to take 10,000 priests off payroll - BBC News
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
Wherever it is that immortal old gods go, Zeus is sitting there, laughing. And there is NO WAY that other governments should bail out a country with priests on the payroll.
Isn't it Ironic? I joined this site to date (men) and got one I am dating (thank you) but I spend ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
I am here for conversation--the chance of actually meeting a man who meets my standards is fairly nil.
What do you turn to in times of sadness?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
Myself.
Legal Experts Say Ivanka Trump Is About To Be Indicted For Felony Fraud | Deep Left Field
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
Ya know, I have never "wished" for something so bad to happen to total "stranger," but it couldn't happen to a brattier, self-entitled, deserving person.
I read with some amusement, some folks posting that they need a certain number of points to get to a...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
There used to be a woman who promised certain "things," i.e. meeting, but she is no longer around. It seemed as if was running a business. Just sayin'.
I spent from May to November getting paid to live in a tent in Mendocino county. It was the most ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 17, 2018:
I have no desire to do anything like this!
A PSA for those with elderly relatives. Please, PLEASE stop sending your elderly relatives out alone...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Thank you for this. My sister took care of our late mother's finances and if she had not, Mom would have been a target for every shyster who came along.
Bet you didn't know this....
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Bet that I did.
Keep your mellow
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Believe it or not, inner peace is not determined by "keeping the mellow." For some, it is doing what is right even though it hurts and chaos ensues.
How do you deal with people who like to argue?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
People who argue about what? Religion specifically or just like to argue in general?
Should churches and clergy pay regular taxes? Why should the fireman teacher and nurse have to work ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Churches should be taxed like any business. I could be wrong, but I think clergy does pay taxes.
Back in 7th grade, my English teacher had us take any newspaper or magazine article; underline the ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Is it not a fact that the day was Tuesday or not a fact that the pretend POTUS actually said, "Today is Monday"? Define what you mean by a "statement of fact" and pink grass.
Why is it I see that the most common complaint from men in dating is that us women go for the "bad" ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
When I used to post in forums on a well known dating site, the lament of the Nice Guy was a common complaint. The issue, as (of course) I pointed out to them, is that being a nice guy isn't enough to attract or hold the attention of women, nor is being a nice woman enough to attract and hold the attention men. I have known some really nice guys, and being nice was the only thing that they had going for them. They were blah, just blah. I have met quite a few guys from dating sites and in real life who were nice guys, but their lives consisted of watching TV. I have also met some attractive men who were blah and and some nice men who also had great personalities and a varied interests. The lament from women was that men "only" liked attractive women, but I see loads of women who are not beauty queens who have husbands or boyfriends. Why can't these nice men and nice women hook up? I have my theories, but they are just theories.
The winter solstice time is no longer celebrated as it once was, with the understanding that this is...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 15, 2018:
Indeed. Indeed.
What’s something that you really loved once and now are annoyed by? I really loved Harry Potter...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 15, 2018:
Certain songs that I liked when I was young are anathema to me now that I realize what the lyrics truly mean such as, "Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good/Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should." Young girl? Yuck. Or "When I call you up, your line's engaged/I have had enough, so act your age": the guy is stalking the woman and then tells HER to "act your age"? And one that really pains me (because I love the sound of it) is "Pretty Woman"--if he is that damned lonely, why not just find a woman regardless of her looks?
I smoke, I drink, I do drugs does that make me undesirable, unreliable, disloyal, unloving and ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 15, 2018:
Whom are you trying to date? I do not know what you consider "desirable," but it does not matter if you are reliable, loyal or loving to most women who do not smoke, drink or do drugs--especially the smoking and doing drug aspects.
OK ladies....what do you suggest a man do to improve his image and make him more attractive to ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
Stop asking inane rhetorical questions.
OK men....what do you suggest a woman do to improve her image and make her more attractive to ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
An addendum: from personal experience, from the experience of many women whom I know, and the push by the media, the #1 thing a woman can do is to make herself sexy and beautiful. Regardless of what any man might say, looks are what attract most men.
OK men....what do you suggest a woman do to improve her image and make her more attractive to ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
Soooo . . . women need to "improve" themselves to attract a man. Hmmm. Since I don't have an issue with attracting men but most men are lacking in attractiveness, I guess that I am just damned perfect as I am. Why should I change anything about me? And yeah, I saw other forum with the same question for women. If a man does not have what I (personally) find attractive, he isn't going to be able to develop it.
Many Christian religions claim that man was created in god's image. I question why the Asian, ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
Your Xtian friends are behind the times. One of the modern explanations is that it doesn't mean "physical" image but a spiritual image. That makes no sense of god is totally good and humans are not. By the way, the Hebrew Scriptures has various names for god. One is Yahweh which is singular and masculine. Another is Elohim, which is feminine and plural. It is Elohim who says, "Let US make humans in OUR image." Xtians say that god was talking to Jesus, but it is, after all, a Jewish book and the Jews do not buy into Jesus. I asked a Rabbi about this and he said that god is all things. "Male" and "female" does not have connotations of sex, but of masculinity and femininity.
Why do we feel territorial about parking space?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
It is just not parking spaces. When I taught seated classes at a community college, the students tended to sit in the same spots that they sat in the first day of class. If a student came into the room and someone was sitting in his/her spot, the student would look disappointed. One day this happened and I jokingly asked, "Is Sally sitting in your spot?" The student said sadly, "Yes." Sally jumped up, apologized, and sat somewhere else.
It bothers me when I see or hear an atheist or agnostic using the cliché "passed away." We all ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
I have bigger issues to worry about. Semantics.
So leaving my psychiatrist office, passing by the receptionist, (she's a very friendly sweet woman),...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
My youngest son has asked me more than once if I HAVE to talk to strangers. No, I don't, but I choose to do so. One reason is because I never know how my words might put someone--or me--into a good mood.
Happening in my area at the moment. Group responds as Christmas cross stays on in Ozark park. ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
I live in Springfield but I rarely go to Ozark or Nixa--guess that I won't be filled with Xmas awe this year.
Harvard Study: "Gender Wage Gap" Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 12, 2018:
The issue of why women usually have lower paying jobs needs to be studied in order to get a clearer view--i.e. "By contrast, just 2.9 percent of workers in logging were women, the lowest share of any category, and the mean annual wage here was $42,310." Why are so few women in the logging industry? On the other hand, "LS data shows that, in 2017, 94 percent of child day care services workers were female, the highest percentage of any category, and that the mean annual wage of childcare workers was $23,760." Why are daycare workers paid so little? Why are most of them women? In addition, "True, women are more likely to be raising children, taking care of elderly family members, or doing housework, leaving them with fewer hours in the day for paid employment. But this does not alter the essential fact: that people working fewer hours, on average, can be expected to earn lower incomes, on average"; the latter statement is a truism, but someone has to raise the children, right? Someone has to take care of elderly family, right? If women take more family leave due to having babies, then perhaps men should start giving birth, right? Saying that women make less money because of the choices that they make does not address the issues of why they make those choices--or are forced into making those choices--both in the jobs in which they work and the decisions that are made who raises the kids and who takes care of grandma and grandpa.
Local drama....the city of Ozark responded appropriately. The xtians however...if you've got FB, go ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 11, 2018:
I live in Springfield, too, and had not heard about this. I can well imagine the outrage of the locals, however, if someone put up a big pentacle with a triple goddess moon symbol!
Do you see the humor in life? Tell us a funny story.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 11, 2018:
On humor . . . it is been interesting to see what people consider humorous and why. When my five year old grandson was three, we would pull up to a stoplight and I would say, "The light is red." He would respond, "No, it's green!" and laugh uproariously. When it turned green, I would announce as much and he would say, "No, it's red now." He did not know t know why it was funny to contradict me (and he knew colors), but it was.
Catholic Church Blames Women For Pedophile Priests
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Similar ideas exist in Protestantism, too. When I was still active in a church, the preacher said that men were taking a backseat in being active because women were being allowed positions of authority within the ranks of many denominations. Ironically, he explained this by saying that men needed to be "forced" into being active in churches and if women stepped up, the men stepped back. Women have been scapegoats for thousands of years.
NRA Claims 'Deep Financial Trouble' May Put it Out of Business | Fortune
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Oh, well. Damn. Ain't that just too bad?
If they were truly wise men, they would have stopped and asked for directions instead of trying to ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
The irony of the Wise Men is that they are based on magicians (magi) from Persia. They would not have been Jewish, but most likely followers of Zoroaster. Christianity has very strong connections with Zoroastrianism including a central deity, Yahweh/Ahura Mazda, a bad guy, Satan/Ahriman, and an intermediary between the the head god and humans, Mithra/Jesus.
Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement, Defends Migrant Caravan
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 8, 2018:
This made me think of the Westboro Baptist Church--whatever happened to those people?
Is anybody on this site going to post an intelligent comment, ?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 8, 2018:
We're waiting for you to go first.
I'm very upset with myself. I ate a vegan burger tonight, and I didn't even find it horrible. ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 8, 2018:
Try the soy wieners.
Star Wars religious views?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
All religions have most of the same facets. However, the Force reminds me of the Tao, not that I truly know anything about Taoism. Someone else wrote that the tales are about the hero's quest, and they are. Lucas consulted J. Campbell. The virgin birth is present, as are elements of the dying/resurrecting deity--although Darth Vader is mortal.
Dealing with religious people at work
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
I work from home.
I have a question for the ladies. Often while talking on the phone or to a lady tete a tete ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
It is offensive to me when men whom I do not know call me such "endearments." It is also inappropriate for even casual business conversations--unless men are addressed in the same manner. Men whom I know, and like, can address me as such. I also do like it when men call me "girl" unless I know them. My five year old grandson says, "Grandma, you're my best girl," and that is fine.
I have a theory that cannot be proven; and, as is usually the case in all generalizations about ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
What is the reasoning behind this "theory"?
Three-quarters done and ready to give up. Have you ever felt like that?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Looks good! I knit and I quilt. If you think embroidering a surface like the one you are using is hard, try it on a knitted stocking!
"what if you're wrong" argument response
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Addendum: When I ask, "But what if I am right?" and the person counters with, "But what if I am right?" I then say, "But what if you are wrong?" Finally, he/she gets tired of it and moves on.
LOVE? The Ancient Greeks saw LOVE as a form of divine madness, a gift bestowed by Aphrodite. ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
The Greeks would have called love a form of divine madness because they valued logic. When a person is in love/infatuation, logic is often abandoned.
"what if you're wrong" argument response
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
My reply is, "And what if I am right?"
My girlfriend dosent understand electricity she just complained that she spent £99 for an idiot to ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Are men so illogical that they think all women are the same? And did you provide evidence/proof of your diagnosis? Did you find the chewed wires? By the way, it is "doesn't" and "biting." Learn how to use quotation marks and correct punctuation. Do men not know how to write a grammatically correct sentence?
Hating a God that doesn't exist.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Liver--doesn't matter how it's cooked, it is horrible.
If you think a thesaurus is a prehistoric lizard, you might not be smarter than a 5th grader
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Your point?
For the people who think I flirt too much, or "lay it on too thick", or frankly am being a smarmy ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Of course "I" can argue with your opinions, but it will do no good. An opinion is just an opinion and unless they are based on fact and empirical evidence, arguing is useless. Someone can say, "It is my opinion that pink unicorns live on the moon" and arguing against that will do no good. However, if someone says, "It is a fact that pink unicorns live on the moon," I can ask for proof from reputable, credible sources (and the burden of proof falls on the person making the claim). So, what was your point?
I look like Jeff Daniels from dumb and dumber
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Thanks for sharing that. I had been wondering if anyone looked like him.
So, she says, "I love you. . . . Just saying." How could she not?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
She could easily NOT say it.
There was a question about women and why we pay more attention to them in an accident or at war as ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 30, 2018:
I would venture to say that women get mentioned more in accidents/wars because it goes back to the idea of women and children first. This was not true chivalry as it might sound, but because women and children were/are the future. The more women who survived in times of danger meant more of a chance to repopulate. One woman and five men would not be productive: five women and one man means five times the children. The idea that women must be protected is still prevalent--or at least white, privileged women need to be protected. Years ago, when a Muslim woman strapped a bomb to herself and blew up herself and other people, I asked my college students if it were worse when a woman committed such an act than if it were a man doing it. They unanimously said, "Yes." I am not sure what the answer would be today.
My natural sleep cycle doesn't seem to conveniently fit into a 24-hour day. If I go to bed when I'm...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 30, 2018:
I used to be a night owl and loved staying up late. My mother said I was born that way. Getting up for school was a nightmare and in college, I did not take a morning class unless I had to. I was married young and did not work outside the home. However, when I had children, I had to adjust my sleeping hours to get them to school--parental responsibility and all that. Ironically, I work online now and I can stay up all night and sleep all day, but my body/mind have now aligned with daytime. I have no alarm but usually wake up between 7-7:30 AM. Go figure.
Heres a little riddle. Your friend bangs on your front door one morning at 7am. and wakes you ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 30, 2018:
I don't have any friends who would knock at my door at 7 AM.
FOR MANY PEOPLE, SELF-DETERMINATION, PERSISTENCE, AND PATIENCE LEAD TO SUCCESS Many of us don't ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Those things do not lead to success for all people--perhaps, not even most people. There are many factors involved, including intelligence. In fact, I even made video about this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD2fHU7-OWE
Why do we pretend that equality exists for women or people of color when the power is owned by 79% ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 30, 2018:
A man on a dating site sent me an email today saying that people were not "equal." I agreed with him on several levels saying that we are not born with the same level of intelligence and other factors BUT ostensibly we are equal under the law (which is cultural lip service as, of course, as we are not). He was an avid Trumpass supporter and said that feminists--and, I assume, people of color--have made men align with a strong man like Trump. He also said that he was "glad" (his word) to hear several women question whether women should be allowed to vote. Equal? Not as long as men like this are in charge of the government.
Some "ugly" people make excellent mates; sometimes it's because they have to try harder to get a ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Demeaning. And if "ugly" people marry other "ugly" people, they don't have to work harder at all. This also assumes that good-looking people do not have to work at relationships. Right.
What's your favorite brand of watch?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Do people still wear watches?
It's so nice to find a space where I don't have to feel trepidation when somebody replies to my ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 29, 2018:
Wooo boy, you obviously have not encountered some of the people on this site whom I have encountered if you think that.
Have you ever sat at a red light for so long you begin to feel like you know the people sitting in ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 29, 2018:
No.
::::::::::facepalm::::::: Just when I think Trump can't be any more stupid.... ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 29, 2018:
I do not think that there is a floor to his stupidity. I would say "no ceiling," but he consistently sinks down.
Arizona Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Groin in Walmart
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 29, 2018:
Trying not to laugh and losing the battle.
I think the peace symbol is offensive. It’s not inclusive enough. I mean does it even acknowledge ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 28, 2018:
What the hell are you talking about? Is this sarcasm?
Free tuition at 2 year college should be everybody. How would research support this as an advantage...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 28, 2018:
One more thing . . . the assumption that an AA, BA, MA, or PhD guarantees a job on graduating is a thing of the past.
Any ideas about how to overcome fear in public speaking? Are there any people that improved this ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 28, 2018:
Remember that many, if not most, of the people in the audience fear public speaking and empathize with you--of course, some audiences can be brutal, so consider the venue. If you make a mistake or misspeak, instead of trying to ignore it, bring to the audience's attention and laugh about it. If there is no mic, adjust your voice to speak to the back row and everyone will be able to hear you. As hard as it might be, do not stare at the podium. Look up and make eye contact. Making eye contact will establish rapport with the audience. Walk across the stage or in the space where you stand--do not stand in one spot. The old adage about imagining the audience naked never worked for me--eww, just ewww. It is all about projection. When I was in community college, my speech instructor said that I had one of the most powerful deliveries he had heard. He also said the if I ever let go of the podium during a speech, that I would fall over. I got over the last part.
What If the Earth Does Not Exist? - YouTube
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 28, 2018:
Can someone recap this for me so I do not have to spend 22 minutes of my life watching it only to determine it is BS?
Makes me laugh everytime! Pastor Jim Bakker helps you stay alive during the apocalypse. ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 28, 2018:
One more thing--shouldn't they be yelling "bastard" instead of "basta"?
Free tuition at 2 year college should be everybody. How would research support this as an advantage...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 27, 2018:
I have been teaching at a community college for 16 years; I would be on board for this with caveats. One is that unlike high schools, students have to maintain at least a C average to stay in school. Not everyone is college material and community college are about more than earning a technical degree: students must take composition and math classes to graduate. I think that have more strictly technical schools would benefit many students. Every term, I have students who fail because: 1. They have been passed along without earning their grades. Then, they run into me who requires them to meet basic standards. 2. They will not or cannot meet those basic standards, but it has been drilled into them that a college degree with get them a job. It won't. 3. They are there for the loans and when they fail enough classes and get booted, they will default.
Makes me laugh everytime! Pastor Jim Bakker helps you stay alive during the apocalypse. ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 27, 2018:
Back when I had a TV, over ten years ago, I channel surfed into Jim's show out of Branson wherein he said there were ivory tusks in Alaska because a meteorite hit the edge of a tectonic plate, making it tilt. This caused all of the elephants in North America to slide into Alaska where they immediately froze. The Eskimos then carved the tusks of the frozen elephants. I kid you not--I couldn't make up this story.
Do you believe in "soul mates/true love/the one?"
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 26, 2018:
The divorce rate indicates that soul mates do not exist. Humans tend to have several loves in their lives.
Every Cracker Barrel is really the same one. When you pass through the double doors, you are ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 26, 2018:
Is that why it has a history of racist behavior? https://rollingout.com/2018/04/24/racism-at-cracker-barrel-black-veteran-kicked-out-by-manager/
Anyone want to date me
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 26, 2018:
No, but thanks for asking.
Finish something.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Um, I just finished knitting a hat and scarf for a sock monkey. Does that count?
Talks like and idiot: “I hollered, ‘My name is John, I love you and Jesus loves you,’ ” ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Arrogance--sheer and utter arrogance.
Liberals Are from Mars, Conservatives Are from Venus - Scientific American
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 21, 2018:
Actually, I am from the moon.
Beware of unintended consequences.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 20, 2018:
The butterfly effect.
My family goes through so many napkins! Does anybody have a recommendation for high quality cloth ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Buy some muslin and make your own.
Meat suits on bone. How much are we defined by our physical presence?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Do you mean self-defined or defined by others? Or biologically?
Have you noticed this common logical fallacy?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 20, 2018:
People use this logical fallacy to justify their actions. I hear it fairly often. A related LF is "Everybody's doing it, so it's ok."
Wal-Mart does something - Walmart Drops Mississippi GOP Senator After Joking About Public Hangings ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Be still, my heart.

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