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ZEB
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Tiribulus wrote:

I LOVE sex. All kinds. It was designed to be an intoxicating intensely pleasurable experience on purpose.


Jeez Tirib do you have to turn every thread into a...a sex thread?

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smh23
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Cortes wrote:

Thanks for that, smh, that was interesting to read. Two things:

1. I was just listening to a conversation on Opie and Anthony with someone (can't remember who it was) and they were talking about how news anchors and how, well, to put it lightly, well, Anchorman could be considered to actually be straddling the line between parody and reality.

2. You were doing field work on gang violence in Ciudad Juarez. Wow. My respect for you just went up even more. Do you have to wear MC Hammer pants where ever you go, lol?

I grew up in Laredo. Have been to Mexico I don't know how many times. One of my favorite cities in the world, that I've been to three times just for fun, in Mexico City. Mexico is one of my favorite places on earth. The real Mexico, not Puerto Vallarta or Acapulco. But I can't even go back to my hometown anymore because they are having freaking bazooka battles, on the US side of the border.


Thanks for the kind words, sir, you are always a gentleman.

It's always sad to hear about people who were born on the border and literally can't bring their kids to see where they grew up because of all this. The funny thing for me is that, while Juarez is an incredibly violent place, I actually felt much more comfortable and safer there than when I do some of this stuff domestically. The Narcos are murderous thugs, don't get me wrong, but the circumstances of their business operations force them to be cognizant of geopolitical realities in a way that completely escapes trigger-happy high school kids in Brooklyn. Journalists are certainly in danger along Mexico's border towns, but most foreign reporters--especially American ones--feel like they have a little bit more margin of error than the poor local men and women. If you cross a certain line you're in serious trouble, but the line is generally a bit further down the road for people with an American passport (though the rise of kidnapping as a lucrative business investment is beginning to shake this up).

In the US, on the other hand, you're mostly dealing with kids--they look less dangerous than the Narcos and they couldn't dream of doing something like delivering an icebox full of human heads to a police station, but when it's just you and them in a private place, their behavior is terrifyingly erratic, like the worst kind of high school douchebaggery but everybody's got a knife and a couple of them have guns. And you're never quite sure if they really understand why you're there and what the "rules" are so to speak.

But anyway, to your first point: very well said about Anchorman straddling the line between parody and reality. I guess it's not all that surprising when you take a profession and pull aside the ones who can't write (and/or have great cleavage), but I've heard some real face-palmers from the broadcast folks. Plus, they are all gung-ho about Twitter replacing traditional journalism, which really irks the living hell out of me.

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I thought it would be clear in a semi-democratic society why Romney lost.

He doesn't represent the majority of the voting public. Obama does.

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Cortes
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I certainly don't disagree with this.

Where we probably disagree is that I think this does not bode well for US society, at all.

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Neuromancer wrote:
Cortes wrote:
Fletch1986 wrote:
Can I ask what The Purge is and get a response without the post being deleted?


The SAMA forum along with a huge swath of posters were "purged" a few months back because people were using T-Nation as a hook-up site, and T-Nation was starting to get into legal gray areas that were causing danger to them, with married people using the site to cheat on their wives and such. So the plucked out their offending eye, so to speak.


LOL...damn. Give people a ball of yarn , nails and a peanut butter sammich and they will find a way of using them to hook up hahahaaaa. That reproductive drive will not be denied.

And before I hear Tirib's thundering hooves coming over the hill trumpeting the triumph of whoredom and collapse of the USA due to its lax moral fiber, let me say it has ALWAYS been this way, all over the world, just technology has reallt facilitated the process , as it has facilitated so many others.



It's true. I did actually Laugh Out Loud while reading this.

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pushharder
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Makavali wrote:
I thought it would be clear in a semi-democratic society why Romney lost.

He doesn't represent the majority of the voting public. Obama does.


Of course.

But a three million vote differential in a country of 330 million people is not a glaring, flashing red traffic light.

Those three million people can easily be swung the other direction with a few changes - peripheral changes, I believe, not core ones. They, the three million, are NOT dyed in the wool enough.

Yet.

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pushharder wrote:
Neuromancer wrote:
Cortes wrote:
Fletch1986 wrote:
Can I ask what The Purge is and get a response without the post being deleted?


The SAMA forum along with a huge swath of posters were "purged" a few months back because people were using T-Nation as a hook-up site, and T-Nation was starting to get into legal gray areas that were causing danger to them, with married people using the site to cheat on their wives and such. So the plucked out their offending eye, so to speak.


LOL...damn. Give people a ball of yarn , nails and a peanut butter sammich and they will find a way of using them to hook up hahahaaaa. That reproductive drive will not be denied.

And before I hear Tirib's thundering hooves coming over the hill trumpeting the triumph of whoredom and collapse of the USA due to its lax moral fiber, let me say it has ALWAYS been this way, all over the world, just technology has reallt facilitated the process , as it has facilitated so many others.



It's true. I did actually Laugh Out Loud while reading this.


*bow*

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Fletch1986
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I always thought that the purge was do to too much drama, not legal issues. Wow.

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