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‘Open to meeting women’ means:

  1. For sharing ideas, conversation and comparing perspectives.

  2. Personally meeting some showing mutual interest in cultivating friendship and social activities. There is no sexual or 'relationship' agenda.

  3. a possibility of exclusive intimacy eventuating, should in particular become special;. Don't count on it because the 'last train' has probably already left the station. But it doesn't hurt to keep an ear open for a distant whistle..

So, for women in my age range still seeking ‘that ’ as sole motivation for screening, it is vital to point out that I’m not him.
I’m leaving the ‘off feet sweeping’ and hip attachment to other generations.

I avoid rituals as much as possible.

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Them and Me-Women and Men
Silver1wun comments on Jul 15, 2018:
Oh, this is sooooo good. The statement seems to indicate that loving people as people is more something taught than untaught; which is the hallmark of male controlled systems.
How to recognize my soulmate!
Silver1wun comments on Jul 15, 2018:
There has to be an abundance of those with 'soul mate' qualifications. The difficult part seems to be that they are probably measurable only in parts per thousand or as we use for gases, 'PPM'. I think how we recognize and are drawn to them probably compares to how atoms and compounds of which we are all comprised do it; something similar to 'outer orbit' numbers of electrons. We use terms variously like animal magnetism and, coincidentally, 'chemistry'... :)
Today's question was inspired by MissKathleen.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 15, 2018:
Terms or one term modified slightly for male/female that express a positive, loving and non-clinical regard would help break the chain of sex negative orientations imposed by family and cultures. Except for the most isolated surviving, so-called primitive societies in which women have parity with men, attitudes toward ANYTHING sexually related have been poisoned from the root up; from the polluted ground of Patrist domination. As we return to a natural acceptance of ecstatic shared discharge of love and life energy, unimpeded by superstition, more appropriate terms should emerge. Your suggestion seems to have some 'naughtiness' suggested and playfully so. It is, however, a wonderful project idea! Wouldn't it be great to arrive at something that can literally 'light people up'? As one who is seldom at a loss for words, I'm stumped so-far and might check-in on this later. Thanks for such a good idea and food for thought.
"Civilization is only three weeks old" , my father said many times.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 14, 2018:
The statement also works in a broader scope when applied to our kind; as in our species surviving on this planet. About 6,000 years ago +/- Earth began a period of accelerated desertification that continues into the present. It is soundly theorized that resulting famine where there had been plenty and the damage it caused peoples overtaken by it accounts for the advent of male social domination and the even greater ultimate damage to our kind. Want for satisfaction of survival needs meant mass migrations and disputes over survival enabling territory. This new era of intense competition for what was once plentiful called upon specialized abilities possessed by males; placing males with the most aggressive traits in roles of leadership formerly held by females when the environment was filled with life, love of life and abundance. There is a book for any interested in more accurately detailed inquiry into my admittedly simplistic description. It is the above observation in macrocosmic form with plenty of scientific data to support it: 'Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence, In the Deserts of the Old World' by James DeMeo, Phd. There are other theories attempting to account for the advent of male usurpation of female leadership in human societies. This one, to me, seems most credible as a fundamental cause. It is a story of an entire species descending into destructive, pathogenic social formations caused by sudden deprivation, first out of need for physical survival; followed by unbalanced, self-destructive male domination and want for conquest.
Advice for parenting a first born teen?? So....much.....drama.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 14, 2018:
My observations and personal experience more than a few times have been that if one is a single female parent and the child is male, it can be the breeding conditions for monsters.
I may be off the market soon: Jason at the nail salon has great hands. manipedi shouldermassage
Silver1wun comments on Jul 13, 2018:
Often comes from doing those massages with pedicures. I used to do that in the 1970's. We were licensed to massage to the elbow and knee. Failed to specify from which direction though. ?
Is this just me but when I go to a cafe or bar with a woman, I like to sit where I can see the door.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 13, 2018:
Only in a bar for me. Back to a wall is good enough in a dining room.
How the Religious Right indoctrinates its followers with a false version of history
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
False historical narratives and atrocities are not monopolies. Every major religion propagates lies and contains counterfeit lunatic fringes of murderous vermin. Whilst remeniscing about Christian atrocities we ought not forget that they are only various sects descended from Judaism. We ought also point out that political Zionism counterfeits itself as Jewish; propagating a false historical narrative and committing criminal atrocities against humanity too. Let's not be narrow and stingey with recognition. ?
How do you deal with Door-knockers?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Depends on how much time is available and my mood. Some fun things might be asking them if they are Christians. Further inquiring about whether they just talk about Jesus or actually live by and follow his recorded example can be fun. If they calim to live by his example, that's when it's time to invite them in with a big welcoming smile. Offer them a seat while you fetch soap, a foot tub with warm water and a towel. "My feet are pretty grubby. Who wants to be first?" ?
How do you deal with Door-knockers?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Depends on how much time is available and my mood. Some fun things might be asking them if they are Christians. Further inquiring about whether they just talk about Jesus or actually live by an follow hos recorded example can be fun. If they calim to live by his example, that's when it's time to invite them in with a big welcoming smile. Offer them a seat while you fetch soap, a foot tub with warm water and a towel. "My feet are pretty grubby. Who wants to be first?" ?
How do you deal with Door-knockers?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Depends on how much time is available and my mood. Some fun things might be asking them if they are Christians. Further inquiring about whether they just talk about Jesus or actually live by an follow hos recorded example can be fun. If they calim to live by his example, that's when it's time to invite them in with a big welcoming smile. Offer them a seat while you fetch soap, a foot tub with warm water and a towel. "My feet are pretty grubby. Who wants to be first?" ?
How do you deal with Door-knockers?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Depends on how much time is available and my mood. Some fun things might be asking them if they are Christians. Further inquiring about whether they just talk about Jesus or actually live by an follow hos recorded example can be fun. If they calim to live by his example, that's when it's time to invite them in with a big welcoming smile. Offer them a seat while you fetch soap, a foot tub with warm water and a towel. "My feet are pretty grubby. Who wants to be first?" ?
How do you tell religious people that you're an atheist?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
I say 'I'm atheist'. As long as they understand English, it works well.
I am so fucking sick of the fondling father.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Is such abyssmal lack of clear perception congenital or was it intentionally acquired?
So Asset Trump is meeting his handler Putin in private soon.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
This from somebody who doesn't believe in heaven??
Looking for Ex JW's?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
As many as possible. ?
Sometime all you want is to be wanted.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Isn't there really anything else? ?
How many of you pronounce the "t" in often?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
We stopped pronouncing it over here because the high tax made it too expensive.
What was your funniest first date?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
I only had one first date. ?
Former secretary of state Kerry says Trump is ‘destroying our reputation in the world’
Silver1wun comments on Jul 12, 2018:
The reputation we had was in dire need of destruction. We're not going to be weak-knee'd suckers any more. The country was in political and economic chaos under the Obama/Clinton regime. We dumped them and things are better practically over night. The Democrats still embrace them (while whining and throwing tantrums) and their party remains in political and economic chaos. Go figure.... ?
You don't need a perfect relationship.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 10, 2018:
I don't believe that 'relationships' with any others on any level that qualifies for the term can be any better than the inner relationship with self.
Understanding your mind.?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 9, 2018:
It is the best, first and most important kind. With regard to physical intimacy, if a pair has not gotten emotionally mentally and historically naked before one another, it is too soon to remove a stitch. Unless, that is, one is willing to settle for less.
A question for men: 5 women from a singles group went out dancing at a local bar tonight, and not a...
Silver1wun comments on Jul 8, 2018:
We can't help being crippled in our abilities to interact honestly as people of either sex. However, in an egalitarian, reasonably close to secular society, we are all free to reach out to one another. There is a built-in assumption in the description that females must be asked and not males. To ask, in the first place, opens up the possibility of rejection. Males, we already know, (I certainly do) aren't comfortable with rejection. Personal experience has taught that females tend to be even less able to absorb rejection. If the women didn't dance and are complaining about it because they weren't asked, are the males really automatically culpable for their unhappiness?
Hello all you godless heathens! Nice to find such a community of free thinkers.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 8, 2018:
Please consider broadening identification of overseers. Theologians aren't the only self-appointed masters of our little earthly universe. Science, reason, history and successful outcomes are as threatening to propagators of false, failed political ideologies as they are to those deluded by religious bunco artists. Individual examination of their sacred dogma or questioning/criticism of their holy sees brings retaliation that is just as lethal. Religion runs part of the world and whores itself to the part of the world run by counterfeit secularity. Finding pure secularity and government based entirely on reason and lessons of history isn't ours to be enjoyed. It has yet to be earned. Should our kind not destroy itself first, it won't likely happen before centuries into the future; before we're viewed as so many ancestors yoked by intellectual slavery.
Collective Identity of Non-theists
Silver1wun comments on Jul 8, 2018:
But for the use of 'trends' I would have voted on the second choice. I have to acknowledge the trends but without allowing them to qualify as making non-believers a 'community' in broad terms. Trends are birthplaces of doctrines and people craving control of others and their points of view for personal benefit and aggrandizement are the parents. Unfortunately, most of these self-appointed leaders and definers of who is more and less legitimate are almost always male. Rejection of beliefs in doctrines established like so many bridles for us by these would-be teamsters isn't complete evidence of independence of thought. It's only mere rejection of gods and such. What is described as our 'community' would be more pleasant and stimulating if it was closer to a complete escape. An improvement over agnostic/atheist in filtering out people deluded by theologians would come from adding to it rejection of politogians and their fabrications about future paradises right here on the planet. I've pointed out the similarities making political ideologies functionally identical with their superstitious cousins called religions before. Bottom line, as in function and outcome, is politically addicted lickspittles are just as captive as are the most ignorant back-woods snake handlers with the added feature of actually worshipping the snakes. They bring their saints and devils into conversations as alleged free thinkers, so proud of themselves for having rejected only one social club because it is superstitious; while proselytizing for their favorite political party or constantly failing political ideology (talk about superstition). Trying to reason based on individual thought with a far-Right, Fundamentalist Christian or a far-Left Democratic Socialist is like trying to discuss double rainbows with the congenitally blind. If it isn't part of their darkness it not only doesn't exist; but doesn't deserve existence.
Ok, so I have a lunch date tomorrow.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 7, 2018:
If this is a first meeting, why call it a date? I know it is common for people to do this. A date just seems to be something one arranges with another person with whom you have enough familiarity to begin with, to want to get to know more about them. In the absence of that familiarity, such as only Internet contact, it seems at least to me that the more one can communicate ideas before meeting, the better are chances to make it a good one and to also avoid wasting time by going anyway 'when already annoyed'. Two people asking/answering questions about one another after establishing mutual interest should be easily done over 'lunch'.
Since the age of 17 I've only been single for about 6 months, not counting the time since my husband...
Silver1wun comments on Jul 7, 2018:
It is one of those states of being that came far too late. It is wonderful to awaken each morning to a world in which nobody is presuming authority to monitor my comings and goings and social contacts. It is also comforting to know that nobody is reading my trust and respect for them as 'not caring' because of no interest in monitoring them. Should have happened so much earlier, but I'm not ungrateful. ;)
Singles Chat Room is a great way to meet Singles in your geographic area or expand your horizons and...
Silver1wun comments on Jul 7, 2018:
Been there about three times. I don't know why it is called a 'chat room', based on those experiences. Lat time, seven people were there and nobody was chatting about or discussing anything more substantial than hello and goodbye. Will try again.
I learned , I needed to pay attention to what others had to say about other people , in order to ...
Silver1wun comments on Jul 7, 2018:
Lacking additional categories. Love and respect are either priceless or they are counterfeit.
Why is it so hard to break patterns?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 6, 2018:
There is always time to learn. It is about time itself and how precious it is. Time shouldn't be wasted. If you think it feels bad now, reflecting on it later is worse. Other than in an acedemic, clinical or once removed attitudinal sense, sex as a focus between strangers is (sorry) ridiculous if your reasons for contact have deeper meaning. Include friendship in that. Don't want to be used? Don't volunteer. Don't 'settle'. Don't waste time that is priceless in any genuine human relationship.
Don't go there
Silver1wun comments on Jul 6, 2018:
Gets even better when the answer 'flies over'. :)
So I haven't made a post yet but today seen a church sign and felt I needed to.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 6, 2018:
As addictions go, religion is probably the least harmful (to the addict that is) of them. It beats substance and other compulsive substitutes in that it isn't quite as self-destructive and might facilitate long enough life to eventually become free of all of them, including religion. A crutch is a similar example. Religions love addicts also because the 'trade' benefits them. Successful or not, at least some of the addict's substance money goes to new pushers and grateful families kick-in too. It's a win:win for awhile at least.
What stops you cold when you read a profile?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 5, 2018:
Far Left or Right political indoctrination dripping from their chin. Getting here takes rejection of religious indoctrination. Both masters demand the same price and deliver the same returns. I don't choose to associate with ideological minions. Too many friends and family are already addicted. Who needs'more?
Some People Stay In Your Heart and Not Your Life
Silver1wun comments on Jul 5, 2018:
If we are fortunate and don't believe that people are disposable, sometimes they can remain in both the heart and life; just in a different role or at a different level.
How do you feel about parents spanking their children?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 5, 2018:
Before a child is equipped to reason, toddler age, yet is able to run and climb is the only stage at which 'spanking', never in anger but possibly feigned anger or sternness, works. No MUST mean no! Stop MUST means stop. Come here MUST mean come here. To a little mind that cannot yet reason and perhaps has also discovered the fun of running away to be chased, it can mean life and death near a street with lots of traffic or a sheer edge in a high place, etc. Sorry, but I don't know of anything that works better on those little munchkins than a stern vocal warning and a firm 'potch' or two on the rump, usually through a diaper anyway, when they disobey those three commands. It isn't abuse. Once reasoning begins, natural consequences like being ostracized or deprived of loved, non-necessities and limiting freedom work better, with less hostility and harbored anger than spanking.
I read some recent figures that in 26 states of US (mostly Southern) the death rate is higher than ...
Silver1wun comments on Jul 5, 2018:
There have always been more women than men. Nature assures it in a number of ways besides the foolish stunts and violence associated with too much testosterone. I've told one of my grandson's countless times when he shouts-out a "Hey Grandpa, watch this!", on his bike, at the pool or on his scooter, with 'Dustin, that is why girls live longer'. As far as the Southern USA population goes, people with African ancestry are in abundance and the majority in many places. They have more children than other groups except possibly Latinos. Both groups would over-shadow the 'white' population. So be it. It's America. As long as the people of ANY race are here legally and love this country, who cares? America isn't a race or religion. It is an idea and an ingenious one at that.
Read this first! Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! C'mon in! Want to introduce yourself?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 5, 2018:
Hi, I'm Robert. Stompin' grounds are the Desert Pass, Banning/Palm Springs. Retired from 42 seasons at Palm Springs BEST and most established restaurant, careers in the sign/graphics business and professional modeling/voice over. Now living the good life with 'projects' sculpting and fabricating in different media and with a fledgling agricultural project growing rare tomatoes and peppers. That's fledgling because it's probably for the birds but fun anyway. I also sing and love the music from the 1920's and 30's; which means most accompanists aren't familiar with the material. I'm here more to meet friends with similar interests than to find 'love'; being a very strange man. :) Lots of women in the Desert area; the most attractive seem to be Republicans or Jewish Democrats. Love happy hour 'sprees' to live entertainment venues and interesting get-togethers anywhere wi a couple of hours. Best to you all!
I've noticed this last week before the 4th of July there are a lot less fireworks going off than in ...
Silver1wun comments on Jul 4, 2018:
I think it is more likely due to more adults being busy working this year than in MANY YEARS because our president has effected so many improvements to the economy. More people are working by far and minority employment figures are 'off the charts', never so high. In fact, there are now more job openings in our country than qualified people to fill them. Who's got time to be prematurely playing with fireworks?
It's a mini heatwave in the UK right now.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 4, 2018:
Yes, I think Al Gore does. Watch out for the sky to fall. :)
Why do men want younger women?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 4, 2018:
That men want, as in prefer, younger women is attributable to what male dominated, superficially focused 'kultur' has done to men, women and human sexuality. That would be damage. The many kinds of damage cannot be adequately addressed in a small comment section. On this specific topic, my personal views are naturally colored as much by personal experience as study. Some of the damage done to women takes the form of body dissatisfaction; even body shame and dislike. It begins early and cripples many a woman's ability to be proud of what she 'brings to the table'; since so much of sexuality in our society is treated as a business deal. Some of the male damage is inflicted with false notions of superiority and diminution of women as existing for us and our purposes over any of her purposes. These may seem to be but are not meant as exclusive causes. I see many others. As generalized effects of these kinds of damage, I also see women in more advanced years 'doing without' sexual activity for long periods of time. This coupled with body image aspects in romanticizing and nostalgia, but distancing from actual sexual involvement by ages when males are still arrested in teen era fixations on hard bodies and self pleasuring. All too many men have never felt a necessity to even bring something to the table that couldn't be measured with a ruler... It sounds gross and simplistic, but personal perspectives have that kind of license and emotion. What can possess deeper beauty for men who love women than soft, nurturing affection and wisdom? It is and ought to be absolutely mother-like; primal and stirring of the best we have to offer. The greater part of beauty, perhaps by far the greatest, cannot be perceived by the eyes alone. Unfortunately for all, we males are by nature or by conditioning visually oriented; at least to begin with. All males are not automatically drawn to younger; to skin-deep attractions; to a role of domination. Most though do and those who don't tend to look toward younger women because (depending on the man's age) many contemporary or elder females have unnecessarily taken themselves out. Females are greater in number and many younger women actually do seem to be attracted to older men. (also part of the damage) Hope my views at least provide a peek at some answers.
Is religion a delusion?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 4, 2018:
Yup
://[www.businessinsider./science-of-cheating-2017-8] Infidelity. Your thoughts?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 4, 2018:
Fidelity and self-esteem are mutually dependent aspects of character. There is no relativism in that regard as long as respect for oneself and belief in the value of commitments is firm. We are subjected to a system that compromises self-esteem as early as possible; not the least of them being 'original sin'; of being told that we're inherently weak and evil without salvation, Earthly and ethereal.. To see such relativism of character values in popular publications is no surprise. To the extent that we live, respect and cherish concepts of fidelity and integrity, we'll despise them in others who demonstrate the opposite. That includes anyone we, per chance, behold in a mirror.
Good morning and Happy Independence Day from @MrLizard and me! Be safe!
Silver1wun comments on Jul 4, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD9rQrbU-HM Today is George's date of birth.
Good morning and Happy Independence Day from @MrLizard and me! Be safe!
Silver1wun comments on Jul 4, 2018:
Oh yes, this one is special.
I have to share because I know y'all will understand.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 4, 2018:
Look at the bright side. It could have said Andrew...
I am about to do a float in a sensory deprivation tank (starts in 30 mins) and I'm curious what ...
Silver1wun comments on Jul 3, 2018:
Reminds me a bit of marriage. :)
Here's the thing: Time is never patient; As it has no reason to be.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 3, 2018:
'Twelfth Sonnett'
Now that I finally got into my own digs again (was sharing a house) I am starting to know about ...
Silver1wun comments on Jul 3, 2018:
If 'hooking-up' isn't actually the primary goal, I know of no way to reach it in a natural progression WITHOUT meeting and acquainting for some time. Maybe lunch or dinner isn't the best way. I prefer simpler, more creative ways like a picnic, zoo, double date afternoon, bike ride someplace of local interest, afternoon shooting pool, afternoon bowling; anything that doesn't suggest even a kiss upon first meeting and subsequent first date. Males, like me, have less to be concerned about in 'shaking' a female who might be interested when were not. We being, and being expected to be, the more aggressive make the process a bit more difficult for women. (I think) We tend to be more frequently obnoxious and 'thick' when it comes to taking a hint. Women tend to feel early rejection somewhat more painfully. I know they are generalizations, but it's the way I've seen it. One can get to know somebody and screen-out more easily if the meeting and especially subsequent date aren't in the 'traditional' out for of dinner and a concert, etc. that end at the end of the day and when one might be more likely to do more than kiss the frog and suffer 'kisser's remorse'.
This works both ways.❤
Silver1wun comments on Jul 2, 2018:
Yup! Now go out and find him! :)
There are many in here who have confused not believing in the judeo Christian God with atheism.
Silver1wun comments on Jul 2, 2018:
Rejection of deities and religions propagating such notions is atheist. Adornment with other qualifications is personal/subjective and doesn't apply at large. Attempts to set qualifications are the roots of orthodoxies. Why abandon one orthodoxy only to find oneself conforming to others? Not believing in deities is sufficient.
Which movies have you watched more than once and enjoyed them every time?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 2, 2018:
'What About Bob'
Do you even read the previous responses before you spout your opinion on the topic?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 2, 2018:
No
Pick One-Where Are You ?
Silver1wun comments on Jul 1, 2018:
Other than staying single, guess I'm nowhere..
If Your Ex Started Dating.....
Silver1wun comments on Jul 1, 2018:
Doesn't matter as long as the question is qualified by 'after'. No crime in finding attraction and interest in another person under any set of circumstances. What counts to me is honesty and that means terminating intimacy (if that is the understanding) with someone before cultivating the possibility of it with another person. It can happen to anyone at any time, male or female and people would do well to acknowledge that as a fact of life before entering into an understanding of sexual fidelity. What I see as seriously wrong is deception and carrying-on with another or self-deception in pretending one doesn't know something is not right. Telling the other person that it isn't working for you is honest. It doesn't matter if attraction to somebody else is part of the reason; in fact, all the better reason.
Video date from the 80's, how could you turn this down? [youtu.be]
Silver1wun comments on Jun 29, 2018:
poor thing :(
So after reading some comments on an FB post, I became very curious.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 29, 2018:
1. Nature hasn't done such a bad job with our species and it appears that we are the most advanced on this planet. However evolved we believer ourselves to be, I don't believe we are going to outdo Nature at her own game on any level. When we try, it almost always ends unsuccessfully. By any name, permanent modification of genitalia for any reason is mutilation. A parent's duty is to protect and foster a child's healthy development. Religion or any other sets of ignorant, superstitious notions do not trump what Nature has ordained without consequences. Genital mutilation in all forms is barbaric, anti-life and anti-Nature. 2. Circumcision is an assumed norm alright; just as female genital mutilation is in some parts of the world. The roots are religious; as are all too many social practices thought to be 'custom' or secular. Both practices, along with so many other archaic and contemporary ways children are afflicted, are crimes against humanity. 3. 'Women's reproductive rights' is a narrow, misleading term substituted for political reasons. All people have (theoretically under our system) bodily sovereignty. Being personal sovereigns includes but is not limited to 'reproductive rights'; as though women are privileged in the matter. The labels 'pro-choice' and 'pro-life' are disingenuous and merely politically motivated dodges from the real issue directly related to power. As in the case of bodily sovereignty, the scope has been limited for political reasons. Pro this or that is a dodge. The broader, comprehensive issue is this. Who shall have the POWER to determine/define all conditions under which homicide is legally acceptable as remedial choice? The rest is window dressing.
I need some advice.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 29, 2018:
What instrument/s do you play well enough to pass as professional? Is your voice one of them? Do you live in an area that has venues for live entertainment? Are you good at composing and/or with lyrics? Music, if you're really good, offers so many options for employment while going to school. Depending on your virtuosity and talent, you might be able to 'have it both ways'. I know many entertainers, most of whom have tough lives financially and some for whom it has been the opposite. Consider teaming-up with another music major for gigs. The whole is always greater than the sum of it's parts, the saying goes and it's true.
Rant time, at the ripe old age of 62 I find myself back in the dating pool, oh to joy! Hard not to ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
This IS an attempt at humor, right? There is a 'Silly, Random & Fun' category; click on the wrong one? Maybe it's different where you live. Even without the Internet, especially for a straight youngster of 62, great women are everywhere. I'll grant that few might be suited well enough to become that special one, but she IS out there somewhere several times. (kind of like with air, expressed in ppm) We males really have SO MUCH MORE FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE and because of their sheer superior numbers alone, it is a lot tougher for women. I'm not even touching on the religiously rooted system of reciprocals they've been stuck with in the process, if they adhere to them. The content of obnoxious, alone for a reason folks is well represented on both sides. With males dying earlier and so many of us arrested in sexual development at 19, even in our eighties and later, women by far have the tougher 'row to hoe'. One thing that will probably help you is that you project a sensitivity, almost vulnerability, in your post. It should endear a lot of women. :) Good fortune in your endeavor.
Please make me laugh.?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
Would a horse laugh do?
It seems to be accepted practice to aim criticism toward the other person when a friendship or ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
One person alone cannot be culpable for voluntary actions participated in by two people. The saying goes learn from history or repeat it. And, how many folks do we all know (some selves) who live their lives in repetition, blaming the other ALWAYS?
Would you ever date a religious person?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
"Oh God!" Just doesn't come out with the same level of enthusiasm from an atheist woman. :)
You may; Hate. Despise. Ridicule. Mock. But he's doing what he said he'd do if elected:
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
I like the one from Baby Huey Bush: "Donald Trump is not a serious candidate." :)
Karaoke picks?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
Begin the Beguine
When you think of it, churches are simply political parties, each with their own agenda, each ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
Religious and political ideologies are functionally identical. They are prescribed sets of doctrines for which price of membership is abdication, all or in part, of individual reasoning faculties and subordination to the thinking of 'leaders'. Sad that so many who've abandoned phony religious organizations are so blind to their bondage to political pastors.
Where my night owls at? How do y'all get to sleep? I don't recommend my methods...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
There is a method as sure as it is rare. Lest we forget, full orgasmic discharge of energy is followed by a soothing, intense relaxation period including sleep. Unfortunately there are no substitutes and half strength can be even more stimulating/agitating.
Listening to the news and there is a large problem called Trump.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
Want a suggestion do you? I suggest that you consider 'listening' to *real* news. It takes individual effort to find it though. CSPAN helps a little. For all of the boo hooing, FOXNEWS, unlike CNN, MSNBC, NYT et al. Isn't having to retract stories every few weeks. Al Jazeera and RT are pretty good too. Our domestic pap passing for news is mostly distraction; kinda like a Punch and Judy show for the kids. People hear lots about supposed 'trade wars' just around the corner, Stormy Daniels, poor children at the border about twenty years late and they sop it up like manna. Watch the hearings in congress if you want to see real news. Uninterpreted, non-spoon-fed events are a great way to exercise individual judgment. If you want to cry about children mistreated by the United States Government, consider also the FACT that we pay over $10 Million a day to the Israeli regime; making it possible for them to indefinitely detatain and torture Palestinian children and shoot them in cold blood for getting within thirty meters of a fence that keeps them out of THEIR OWN COUNTRY and blockaded inside ghettos like Gaza. You won't see any of that in baby's breakfast either. Trump has many undesirable aspects to his personality, but no more than many of his predecessors. We, non-partisans in the middle ALWAYS determine which partisan candidate will be president. Guess what. We're going to do it again sooner than you think. Polls are as wrong this year as they were in 2016. This November will put safe spaces in high demand because there will be a blue wave with a smallness of staggering enormity. :)
Why can't a man have a friendship with a women like he does with another man?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
I have a few too few of such female friends. It makes appreciation of them so much greater knowing how rare they are. One in particular is a best friend relationship as close as it gets without sexual intimacy. We once had it as well but mutually recognized some differences in living and outlook that weren't a 'fit' at that level. We are afflicted by religiously and patriarchally based social canon and erroneous notions that prevent both formation and salvation of close heterosexual, platonic friendships. Barriers can be overcome with honest examination and refusing to allow others who are not part of the friendship to interfere. It's no easy task for those who've already succombed to being 'saddled' and branded.
There is no such thing as a 'humble' opinion.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
It makes good sarcasm, also inverted. I highly prize my opinions because most to almost all are personally thought-out and question specific; excluding as much 'group think' as possible. What passes for personal opinion on most questions today is spontaneous regurgitation of group doctrines and 'identity' based answers that people actually believe are their own; things like talking points.
Question to atheists: Do you attend religious family events or decline on principle?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 27, 2018:
An opinion you want? Non- believers by any title are thought by most devout believers to be morally adrift. Atheists know that morality is inborn and love is instinctual. The best teacher is example. The most eloquent way to express one's morality is to live it assertively and respectfully; honestly answering why. Would you attend a 'religious' based genital mutilation ceremony? For me, polite rejection of being a participant or supporter of rituals, initiations, etc. that are personally disturbing is a moral imperitive. For less harmful or silly custom type occasions like birthdays, Christmas parties or St. Patricks Day nonsense, I don't participate in the ritual aspects of them but don't reject being present either. Honest, straightforward explanations to family and close friends has worked for the most part. Example has worked even better. One close, devout friend in a 'Protestant' cult has told me that he thinks I act more like a Christian than most of the people with whom he attends church. I politely accepted the insult in the kind, loving way he meant it. :)
Soulmates: do they exist?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 25, 2018:
It is only a commonly used term, whatever the etiology, describing a bond so apparently compatible that those experiencing it feel as though 'fate has taken a hand'. Sometimes others call especially compatible people soul mates. Given the size of populations, there must be many people who, under the right circumstances, would qualify. I think the way people bond is similar to how chemicals bond. An atom or compound will have what we used to call (possibly still) an 'outer orbit'. The right number of electrons in that outer orbit was thought to determine the presence or absence of attraction in forming chemical bonds; some more and less complicated and some more and less stable. In living and observing life while also aware that we literally are walking chemistry sets, I see functional similarities in how some people attract for solid bonds and others weaker. Soul mates seem to be the optimal situation but not perfect; there really being no such thing.
So, I put myself out there on POF, briefly, and as usual, became completely discouraged and went ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 24, 2018:
I think you're veey interesting, attractive personality and picture as well. Unfortunately, like ypu say, there are aboit 40 things between us called states. :(
When it's hotter than heck? What's your favorite hot hot weather activity?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 24, 2018:
Wet bellies slapping... Did I say that!??
Your favorite dog breed!
Silver1wun comments on Jun 24, 2018:
Funny, I was thinking Basset hound and clicked intending to answer that and VOILA!
Your favorite dog breed!
Silver1wun comments on Jun 24, 2018:
Funny, I was thinking Basset hound and clicked intending to answer that and VOILA!
Do you believe that white people are born with unearned privilege?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 24, 2018:
Privilege, like other words, has undergone some absurd expansion of meaning the more it is misused. Some call it expansion but come to think of it, decay also applies.
What’s the best thing about you?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 24, 2018:
The ability to see point of view expressed by a group and support it without taking out a membership or accepting an 'honorary' one; usually conferred by the opposition.
Does anyone know who the author of this quote is?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 24, 2018:
Reminds me a little of Tempest. Act 4 Scene 1 "And like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself— Yea, all which it inherit—shall dissolve, And like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep."
Well, it IS the day of rest.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 24, 2018:
My kinda Jesus.
Quiz: What's Your Sense of Humor? -- Science of Us
Silver1wun comments on Jun 23, 2018:
Being 'affiliative' fills me with an uncomfortable sense of belonging.
Why are you athiest?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 23, 2018:
Most 'common beliefs' go against us and it has been happening for over 6,000 years. Atheism is tha nascent, natural state until fantasies are induced by family and society.
If you have been called out for mansplaining or microaggressions, if you resist calling people by ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 23, 2018:
None of us possess an inherent right to be humored in our departures from reality. If I choose to be called Theodore Roosevelt, like you or any other individual, I have the freedom to do so. What we do not and should not have is a requirement of any kind placed upon others to treat it with respect. That is a matter of prevalent manners, but no more. If I want to be atheist, it's my business and right; as would be titling myself His Heathenness. To expect others to address me in such a fashion would cause a great deal of eye rolling. I might be offended by it as well. But I have no privileged power to impose upon them a requirement to address me as 'Your Heathenness'. All males have been female until androgens cause us to develop as males. Females have NEVER been males and, save a few special differentiations, are the better functioning and more survivable humans. For a male to merely 'think' himself to be female is perhaps vivid and real subjectively, but in this real world of life function and scientific fact, the notion is absurd. All of the whining and cross-dressing and hormones and surgeries that can ever be developed will not rid us of the Y Chromosome. All of the pretending and cooperation of others with it we can devise cannot give a male the experience of growing up female or certain circumstantial conditions of extreme vulnerability felt by females. The list goes on but objective reality needs no arguments for the overwhelming majority of people who live it. One cannot define or legislate good or poor manners for others; especially when it is based on fantasy. That is the very battle atheists fight against theologians who try to impose respect and the force of law upon others because of THEIR fantasies. It is just as much a disorder as anorexia. In one case one sees a woman in the mirror. In the other, regardless of how gaunt in reality, one sees fat. Because nobody else sees a person starving as over-weight isn't their deficiency, they might sympathize or try to politely disagree, but they owe no apologies or humoring.
Will Trump win in 2020?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 23, 2018:
Sometimes it really is disappointing to realize how self deluded I was; delighting in the discovery of this site because I found quite a few people focused in reality. Then a post like this draws so many comments demonstrating the opposite. There is such a long way to go. Purveyors of 'faith' have nothing about which to feel anxious in our times.
Famous sex robot can now refuse sex if she’s not in the mood | SYFY WIRE
Silver1wun comments on Jun 22, 2018:
A dubious step up from cadavers.
Two ex-Agnostic.com singles concerting in Gainesville.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 22, 2018:
Looking good. :)
Ann Coulter says the children crying after being separated from their parents at the border are ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 22, 2018:
Want real children crying and tortured, by the way, in captivity? The US government supports it, so get mad about it too. And while you're at it get mad about the children also shot in cold blood, not for crossing a 'border' but by getting within 30 meters of one. In Gaza, wholesale cold blooded murder us supported by our government and not a single politician has ANYTHING to say about it. This border situation isn't new but it's all the Left has left to distract people from real news going on in Congress every day; real news revealing the vile corruption at highest levels of the FBI and our 'intelligence community'... By all means whiners, don't look at that. I'm sure you won't n0t just because it isn't getting coverage in state/corporate media, but because you really don't want to know. I fully inderstand; having dealt with frightened Christian Fundamentalists who also don't really want to know anything conflicting with what THEIR overseers tell them. November will be a 'come to Jesus' opportunity for all of the sycophants after another historic election victory for the GOP. You don't have to be a Republican to see that.
And, just to be clear, crossing the border illegally is a MISDEMEANOR!! You know, like jaywalking!...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 22, 2018:
Only a misdemeanor on first offense; then a felony. We're far too lenient and should follow Mexico's example.
How many of you are just bad at dating.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 22, 2018:
Well, you look adorable so it must be the 'views'. Consider lowering the views bar to remotely compatible and curious. ;)
This is a post.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 22, 2018:
Looks like a post that is into a little too much grass and bondage.
Would you? Could you?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 22, 2018:
I've heard that being married also makes one live longer, but actually agree with the notion in both cases that .... it only SEEMS longer. ?
Venting: Had a nice, fun texting vibe going with a guy for a few days, and we agreed to a first call...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 21, 2018:
Yes, I think it is expecting too much; at least would be for me. You made reasonable, rational attempts to continue contact and as you described, 'crickets'. Given that we're all relative strangers with no in person contact, to me, it is eloquent and the very benefit sought and appreciated from participation in this site. Loss of interest at this level is almost as much to be celebrated as growing interest. Better focus on people with whom friendships might be cultivated on the basis of common interests is facilitated by messaging 'mind contact' that I think saves a lot of time and energy required for an actual meeting. Another way I like to put it is that it saves a lot of 'frog kissing' both ways. :) I've had interesting text exchanges with many women. Direct conversations disclose how we think; as opposed (for me) to what we think. 'What one thinks' without regard to why, it is an instant flag for me of probable ideological indoctrination; a state of mind functionally identical to theological indoctrination. Conversely, messaging discloses things about me that might be important to initially interested women that move beyond mere atheism that send up flags for them. For examples: An attitude that also rejects rituals of all kinds, a lack of typical respect for, or pursuit of, wealth. Seeing no value in some superficial things like jewelry, fashion, body marking and piercing matters to many women. Rejecting many social mores (gender role related) for both males and females. An opinion that women are our 'kind's' natural leaders is a BIG ONE because it contains a minimum expectation of parity in reciprocals instead of expecting the male exclusively taking the lead. Arrest of interest at any point in the cyber process is a good thing. :) I like the sound of crickets at this level because continuation probably wouldn't have resulted in establishing friendship; especially friendships with intimate bonding potential. If a woman can't think for herself and isn't self-assured enough to initiate or maintain her half of contact I'm not interested anyway. Shouldn't it work both ways? If more men had attitudes similar to this, women would be freed from the discomfort of premature, unwanted advances.
What books should all atheists read?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 21, 2018:
A good place to start? 'Saharasia' James DeMeo, Phd.
I am listening to the news and see that we are now a Nation which separates children from their ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 21, 2018:
Listening to 'news'? Nope, listening to propaganda about something that is not new in qualitative terms and about an impending 'trade war' also erroneously blamed on Trump. The news isn't being covered. The news is going on in House Chambers where the utter politicization and corruption of the highest levels of the FBI are being clearly revealed in Inspector General testimony about the report released. The deep-state fabricators of propaganda and distraction want it that way. The blind sycophantic consumers of a phony scandal a week club sop it up hungrily to feed a bottomless appetite for substitute, ear tickling 'facts' as valid as their safe-zone shared fantasies. Trump was chosen under our system (which is NOT a Democracy and never has been). Losers whine. That's what they do when they are losers before the contest even begins; when they choose losers for leaders. Not Trump's fault, not the Russians' fault, not Stormy Daniels' fault nor is it anybody's fault but the losers. Losing is what they do. Just wait. It gets better! In November the winners are going to win again and the losers are going to lose again. It's how they 'roll'.
Am so alone..
Silver1wun comments on Jun 21, 2018:
And? Alone is a good place to begin. I like it. Gives somethings to which one can gladly look forward.
Hello Agnostics, where are the Asians?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 21, 2018:
Now that you mention it, it seems there aren't many here. It would be a great place for Chinese people who can write English and there are a lot! One of my favorite things about China was nobody taking special note of it when you sneeze. You also don't see spires of churches on the landscape; not that the landscape is so very visible with the polluted air..
Agnostic Cruise?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 21, 2018:
I'd like to do a road trip through the Bible Belt on a chartered bus/s with atheist signage or banners identifying it as the 'Hell Bound Express' with Hell on the destination sign above the driver. Might be a fun thing to plan as transportation to the atheist convention.
Should Trump get the Nobel Prize?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
Of all the 'dead wrong' polls before last election and before the next:
I am disturbed how differently I look at life - right and wrong- than so many Trump defenders do.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
I'm atheist and will hate all of the invaders of my country if I want. I despise them as much as Palestinians despise invaders of their country. I don't hate them for the kind of people they are or for the languages they speak. I hate them for their disrespect of our system while taking advantage of it and trying to make it into something it is not. It makes them and those supporting them worthy of any catastrophes that should befall them. It is rational and healthy for any system to protect itself and it's integrity, it's functional definition. Not to do so is AIDS at the socio-economic level. It is a disease of the body social; the body politic and it is fatal.
App weirdness: Every time I visit my profile (I keep adding to it), there are new syllables and ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
That was happening to mine weeks ago. They said it was fixed. Uh oh... better go back now and check.
Do you believe in good and bad?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
Good and bad are subjective and extremely limited. I prefer life affirmative and life negating or various other ways to describe opposing forces in nature and the natures of our kind. It also discloses evil in the form of life thwarting actions committed and perpetuated by religions against those trapped in them from the earliest stages of life.
Is this possible? What is your opinion?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
The best level is at any friend level for people who are their own best friends.

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