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by Aum
Sat Sep 16, 6:55 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: I think I need a new laptop....
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: I think I need a new laptop....

Until my recent laptop, which is performance heavy and large, I always bought HPs. HP has the best warranties and customization options. I don't have a specific model in mind but researching the HP brand should bring up something for you. My previous laptop that I had for 5+ years ran on Vista and I...
by Aum
Sat Sep 16, 6:50 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: It might be time for a baby.
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: It might be time for a baby.

Seems like two parent families, or at least families that have a solid, stable, visibly consistent community of more than one person long-term, lead to better child rearing. I would think carefully before willingly entering single motherhood. society holds a father figure in such high esteem. they c...
by Aum
Thu Sep 14, 15:17 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: It might be time for a baby.
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: It might be time for a baby.

I get asked this question a lot in my clinical practice, by women in their 30's who are coming in for fertility treatments and general pregnancy preparation. The instinct for them is very, very strong and some will do anything to get pregnant, regardless of preparation or adequate partnership. One o...
by Aum
Thu Sep 14, 15:01 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 15
Views: 74

Re: gender recognition

THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT SHE IS FUCKING DOING BY ASKING HER KID WHAT HE THINKS. And you waltz in here first and tell her that she's Parenting Wrong. You need to calm down, please. I haven't flamed anyone in this thread, I don't deserve it. I wasn't critiquing Mel's parenting specifically, I was speak...
by Aum
Mon Sep 11, 19:51 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 15
Views: 74

Re: gender recognition

You won't respond to anything I've said so your rebuttal and personal attack on my character is worthless, as is your continued claim that I hate trans people. I resent being referred to as "fed" as though I'm trolling when my posts are carefully constructed for discussion. Most of what you wrote to...
by Aum
Mon Sep 11, 18:12 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 15
Views: 74

Re: gender recognition

You can call me trans-phobic all you want but it's just a bait and switch away from the authenticity of my argument. You're comparing homosexuality to transexuality on a equal playing field in terms of social justice, but scientifically the two are apples and oranges. It's scientific fact that being...
by Aum
Thu Sep 7, 6:04 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 15
Views: 74

Re: gender recognition

Yes it does force gender dysphoria onto kids to keep their identity questions intentionally ambiguous. Trans children exist but they are a very rare phenomenon. In leftist culture now we have parents letting their kids claim they're the opposite sex, or no sex, or some other made up thing... and the...
by Aum
Fri Sep 1, 22:39 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 15
Views: 74

leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]

[Mod note: topic split from " gender recognition ."] If a boy who has a penis asks if he's a boy and you don't just say yes, then that's straight up lunacy. What he decides to do with that boyhood or how he dresses is up to him. But if you're born with a penis you're a boy. Making it airy fairy when...
by Aum
Thu Aug 24, 14:41 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2889

Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

I understand people wanting to see it casually, like stepping out of work or into their own backyards... But I am SO sick to death of hearing about privileged people traveling all over to eclipse festivals and remote locations in the wilderness, where they flaunt their amazing status to the social m...
by Aum
Wed Aug 9, 12:58 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Shitty Air Quality
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Shitty Air Quality

I found one but it may be too late. When humans breathe in all this soot mixed with city air pollution, they cough it up and swallow it, and it enters their general circulation. So it's not just harming their lungs but the rest of their bodies. I got a decent air filter. I don't have AC so I need to...
by Aum
Wed Aug 9, 12:56 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 30
Views: 1332

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

Well yeah.... rape culture doesn't exist -- if you ignore everything that says it does, which is basically what you're doing. You're arbitrarily making the requirement for evidence so high that you don't have to consider most sources: limiting definitions and categories, claiming sources are biased ...
by Aum
Tue Aug 8, 13:45 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Shitty Air Quality
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Shitty Air Quality

The air quality has triggered my auto-immune condition, after a really good year of no health issues.

I am pissed.

Today I'm buying an indoor air filter, assuming they're not sold out. At least I can breathe when I'm at home.
by Aum
Wed Jul 26, 14:38 2017
Forum: Feminist FAQ
Topic: Can you be a pro-life feminist?
Replies: 14
Views: 4048

Re: Can you be a pro-life feminist?

Just a disclaimer, I'm pro-choice. I have met a pro-life feminist who said that she was pro-life because ultimately, when humanity is liberated, there will be no accidental pregnancies. She's thinking more in an ideal world where everyone is educated, has access to contraception, there's no weird re...
by Aum
Tue Jul 11, 18:20 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Studies That Prove Link Between Autism and Vaccines
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Studies That Prove Link Between Autism and Vaccines

After California created the vaccine mandate for children, we have started to see more real numbers. Give it 5 more years and there will be more reliable statistics on vaccines and behavioral disorders as well as auto-immune. The auto-immune link likely has to do with how certain vaccines are made, ...
by Aum
Tue Jun 27, 15:48 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: uninvited house guests
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: uninvited house guests

I usually don't do anything unless they are causing problems in the home, like eating food or setting up shop near my bed.

The only things I've been killing lately are wasps. I tried to capture and release one and it stung me. So now I just kill the whole forbiddeness lot of them.
by Aum
Tue Jun 20, 14:09 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: My husband left me
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: My husband left me

Lil, I'm so sorry to hear about this. If it's any consolation, you're not the only one experiencing this right now. My partner, who was so full of promises and hopes in the beginning, is leaving me too. My frustration is the lack of staying power. It's like these guys can't see through their own des...
by Aum
Thu Jun 8, 18:41 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 256
Views: 83019

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

My post contains spoilers. Saw Wonder Woman two nights ago. I was generally impressed. They did a better job than all the recent superhero movies IMO. The dialogue was not too cheesy. The one egregious error that they made which I can't really forgive them for is that Diana was actually breathed to...
by Aum
Thu Jun 8, 18:30 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: "Let her speak, please!" - mansplaining at the World Science Festival
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

Re: "Let her speak, please!" - mansplaining at the World Science Festival

A good reflection of the state of academia. And the world.
by Aum
Tue Jun 6, 0:02 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Blue Foods?
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: Blue Foods?

The herb woad, which is used for blue dye (indigo), is also used as a cough medicine (da qing ye) in Chinese medicine. I know that's stretching it a bit. Anything with anthocyanins in it will have a blue pigment, like blueberries... though it may not appear blue to the naked eye. Blue is rare in nat...
by Aum
Mon May 1, 17:39 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dating Older Men as a Feminist
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: Dating Older Men as a Feminist

I've mostly dated guys older than me since the beginning, sometimes by 2 generations. The guy I'm currently seeing is almost 3 generations older. I value life experience and maturity above all else and these tend to be abundant qualities in older men. The generation gap can be a problem... he doesn'...
by Aum
Sat Apr 29, 23:11 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girlfriend Zone
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Girlfriend Zone

I wasn't trying to be a creep when I did it the one time. I was gay and out in high school but still very much uncomfortable with expressing same-sex feelings, so I just tried to be his friend and get close with the hopes that he would, at some point, reveal some kind of attraction... or that we wou...
by Aum
Sat Apr 22, 20:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girlfriend Zone
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Girlfriend Zone

Lol good read... On the topic of friend zoning... do people actually not pick up on someone who really wants to be with them as more than a friend? To me it's so obvious when someone is trying to play friendly in order to get closer. And I did this to someone in high school and he saw right through ...
by Aum
Mon Apr 17, 10:02 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: Pneumonia

I use home made elderberry syrup to treat this. It's more effective than antibiotics most of the time. Better for the viral version though. I've been reading a book about viruses over the past few days, and currently reading the big section on the 1918 flu pandemic. The statistic is that 1 in 3 peop...
by Aum
Sun Apr 16, 14:26 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "The Last Jedi Trailers"
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "The Last Jedi Trailers"

I didn't like the Led Zeppelin score. They're just replicating what they did with Guardians of the Galaxy by using the old school music. Zeppelin is supposed to be counter-culture. The very industries that used to hate them are now casually using them in movie trailers? Screw that. I've given up on ...