Punko

Registered bored user

Flew three times over the Atlantic before 1st birthday. What did you do before 9 a.m. today ?

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Even worse, some of us didn't have a choice when the monkey was elected to the front of the sub.
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monkwarrior Can you document one such fall ?
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squrlz4ever Very talkative.  Makes you wonder what is going on inside his head.
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poor guy, they were teasing him about his body odour at the end.
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mrteatime Me too, buddy, me too.
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monkwarrior " it is still killing for convenience " this is not a fact, it is an opinion.
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kalron27 In some religions, sex for anything other than reproduction is sinful.
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monkwarrior No. those are not facts.  They are the misguided opinions of patriarchal dogma
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kalron27 ED was a  disease created to generate a market for Viagra.
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fancylad  Banning books is nothing new, Right there, you've got a problem.  folks aren't upset enough (Parent groups have been banning books for years, etc.)
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scheckydamon Nothing to dispute what you've said, although at least you have the option and the means to look after yourself.  Too many girls don't have either, that's all I'm saying.
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markust123 agreed.  And also more difficult to raise them.
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monkwarrior I think you misspelled "where females enjoyed the same level of sexual freedom as males".

Celibacy is abnormal.  We accept as a sacrifice made by those who wish to dedicate themselves to a certain ideal, but that behaviour is not the norm in the general population.
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Never have we seen so many reported procedures.  Previously, this was all done "below stairs and in alleyways".

Also, never have so many women been freed from patriarchial control and abuse.
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scheckydamon And where does personal responsibility come in to this?  This program was a national one, not a personal one.  You government decided to suspend this policy, which  affected very few, but those it benefited, benefited greatly.

I bear responsibilities for my choices, and my children are raised that way as well.  However, I have responsibilities for my community , too.  I support activities to provide assistance to those who wish to make choices but lack the means.

You view birth control as a license for fun - the situations I am aware of that free access gets used for is person protection.

Many women and young girls are denied the money to obtain these medications, despite their desire for personal responsibility.  Due to a combination of religious concerns from their parents, or from a multitude of parental and family based pressures.
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You know, I'm glad I live north of the border.  Here, compassion for others is celebrated, not derided.
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I can't be a sock puppet, as no one has socks made of stone.
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madduck I never said I believed in ghosts or thought it was a dead person.  I simply related my first-hand experience and the conversation/explanation given to me by the folks that live in the house.  

The fact that other folks in the area view such phenomena as nothing special or out of the ordinary made me laugh more than anything else.

I suspect that the weather tie-in may have something to do with the sound.  Perhaps the higher levels of humidity affect the wood of the stairs somehow.  I was surprised that those wood stairs never creaked at all under my weight.
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I posted this earlier:



The closest I've ever come to seeing a ghost, was when I was on a three week trip visiting relatives in the UK just south of the England/Scotland border.  I went to bed, but was woken up by the sound of someone lightly walking up and down the staircase down the hall.

Eventually, this pissed me off enough I went to go see.  I opened my door without a sound and moved down the hallway (hall night light was on, but otherwise dim) the sound didn't get louder as I got closer to the staircase, but when I got to the top of the stair, the sound just stopped.  I went down, noting that none of the wooden treads creaked.  The main floor hall was empty.  When I got off the stairs, I could clearly hear light footsteps above me on the upper stair treads.  I couldn't see (the stairs are switchback) directly.  As soon as I lifted my foot to go upstairs, the sound stopped. I put my foot down on the hall floor, and nothing.

Now I was a bit spooked (the house was over 700 years old) I went upstairs (no creaking) slowly.  I got tot he top of the stairs and no sound, I walked down to my door and opened it.   I listened for a few seconds, but nothing.  I turned to go into my room and the light footfalls on the stars sounded again, but going down.  Then they ended.  As soon as I walked into my room and closed the door, I could hear footfalls coming up and then down again.  My wife thought I was bananas.

When we met my aunt and uncle at breakfast, I commented on hearing steps on the stairs.  They both looked and me and laughed.

"That was the White Lady.  She paces the stairs.  You might only see her if its been raining continuously for a few days."  My aunt had only seen her once - a glimpse.  My uncle says he once sat on the stairs all night to stop the pacing.  He saw her the next night and decided not to interrupt her walking again.

I asked if the While Lady was a famous ghost.  My aunt just said that lots of places like theirs have a ghost or two - its nothing special.

I didn't hear anything the next night, but we had sunshine most of the day. 
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melcervini Fairly certain that it is Bela.  The collar is very reminiscent of the one Dracula wore.
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5cats lottos are private enterprises in the US.  If private lotteries were legal up here, the winnings would be taxable as income.  As our lotteries are either run by the provinces themselves or are tightly regulated to be for the benefit of registered charities, the winnings are not taxed.
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holygod We can't possibly have enough material after 1 term . . .

oh wait.
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Looks more like Bela Legosi than Boris Karloff.  Boris was far more dignified.
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Some film trickery - the CGI of the day - but still outstanding work.  Closest thing over the last 20 years is Jackie Chan (his own movies, not his NA work)