RE: Should all narcissist thread be banned?

I haven't had the courage to read more than a few posts on that thread yet.

I did see the OP valiantly trying to keep it on track and not let it dissolve into a bitchin' thread, however.

I do sometimes think that the subject of narcissism is rather media trendy at the moment. The glossy magazine depiction is not the same as Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the two are often confused.

The popularised version perhaps speaks more of selfishness and maybe people not liking that interfering with their own egocentricity. dunno


Maybe you and others who stayed left room for those more vulnerable to leave.

Glad to here you're okay, have no drastic damage and I hope your privations don't last long. hug

RE: Museums ?

Ych i fi!

As we say in Wales. laugh

RE: Museums ?

I guessed you were bitchin' out your frustrations. laugh

As for being Welsh, it could be worse - I could be English, like you. giggle

RE: Museums ?

Well, I'm all natural and now you've likened me to an old, wrinkly reptile, you're history. snooty

RE: Church bloopers, always good to lighten the mood

Thankyou BC and KB for brightening my morning. laugh

RE: Using sign language.............

British Sign Language has a lot of overt signals and unique facial expressions. It's very noticeable if people are using it in public with lots of arm waving and funny faces.

I've noticed the youngsters at work seem to have evolved the language to something much more subtle and less socially devisive amongst their peers - they've made it cooler, less 'disabled'. I'm guessing there's much more lip-reading going on because the hand movements are so down played, but maybe not.

I'm guessing, a lot of the time there's some shorthand and slang going on. Just as people locally refer to Pontypridd as 'ponty' and everyone knows where they're referring to despite all the other place names beginning with ponty, like Pontyclun, Pontycymer, etc., Pontypridd could just become the sign for the letter 'p'. Pontyclun could be 'pyc' as is used by the train companies to abbreviate it and distinguish it.

Also, there's no need for joining words, or written grammar to make language comprehensible - no need join words.

I'm guessing all this, just from watching people sign. I'll let you know more if and when I start classes. laugh


Relieved to hear you're weathering the storm, Happy. I just wish you weren't alone and scared in the dark.

Know we've been thinking of you all night and waiting anxiously for news.


RE: Using sign language.............

I only know a few bits of British Sign Language, but I'm saving up to learn.

As a partially hearing person, I half listen to sound, half lip-read.

Lip-reading is a bit of a misnomer, however. It's more like face-reading, as lips don't move in isolation. I find it very difficult to hear people if they're wearing large sunglasses because they cover a lot of facial movement. laugh

As people gesticulate whilst speaking, we all interpret sign language. I find visual communication a welcome relief from how tiring it can be trying to hear, or lip-read mumblers.

As for names and place names, spell them out in sign.

RE: Irma is coming

It's a bit wild here in Wales, too.

I was on the coast yesterday at sundown and saw the highest tide I've yet seen there.

I was, and am a little apprehensive about conditions and how they might escalate. I can't begin to imagine how terrifying it must be in the midst of the hurricanes.

RE: Mandela affect

I'm not sure what you mean by the Mandela effect, but I have been influenced by a couple of things he has written.

You've just reminded me of my intention to read some more.

RE: Should Abortion be banished

I have felt uncomfortable with some of the responses from both men and women on this thread.

I was attempting to provoke some empathic thinking from each other's perspective.

I didn't expect all people to suddenly be able to relate to the opposite gender, Some people appear unable, or unwilling.

It is possible, however, to hold on to one's own position whilst acknowledging someone else's perspective.

One thing abortion should not be, is a power game.


Thanks for dropping by, Lucky.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. hug

(but we know you're a tough old goat and will be working yourself silly again in a couple of days time laugh)

RE: Should Abortion be banished

Assuming a binary model of gender...

For women: imagine you're excited to find you're pregnant and are already emotionally attached to your embryonic child, but you live in a different society.

In this society, it's legal to remove that child from your belly without your consent. You get whisked off, you lose that child. You feel the loss, the grief of having your child die and however much you feel that nobody has the right to do that, you have no protection, no say and no recourse for this act which has been committed.

For men: imagine you live in a society where aliens can plant embryos inside your body to gestate for 9 months, stretching your body to such proportions, you feel like you're going to burst hideously by half way through.

When the alien comes out, it will make you its slave. You'll need to be in two places at once for 10 hours a day, both caring for the alien and earning enough money to care for it. Alien care is so expensive, you can't earn enough to live. When you're not working, you get just a few minutes to sleep here and there in between caring for this demanding creature.

You know there's only two ways for that ever growing alien to come out of your body and that's either by passing through your p*nis at full term, or you can have it surgically removed at an early stage, knowing it won't survive.

RE: Same Sex Marriage

If you have a plebiscite regarding affording the legal right to marriage for all citizens, I don't need to know anything else about Australian law: I may surmise that the citizens of Australia are not afforded equal legal status.

That is not sufficient.

It's no more acceptable than Nazi Germany not affording all its citizens equal legal rights and status.

RE: Same Sex Marriage

Pretty much the same legal rights is not acceptable.

It's sufficient for all people to have the same legal rights.

That's the issue.

RE: Same Sex Marriage

No, civic union isn't sufficient because it's discriminatory not to afford all people in a society the same legal rights.

Over here, people can get married without stepping inside a church as marriage is a legal contract and the religious bit is optional.

It should be optional for all and I look forward to religion developing.

RE: Same Sex Marriage

No, civic union isn't sufficient because it's discriminatory not to afford all people in a society the same legal rights.

Over here, people can get married without stepping inside a church as marriage is a legal contract and the religious bit is optional.

It should be optional for all and I look forward to religion developing.

RE: Same Sex Marriage

And if some doesn't agree with same sex marriage, they may choose not to marry someone of the same sex. grin

RE: Same Sex Marriage

Yes, Track.

What little of it we have is precious.

RE: Same Sex Marriage

I have the choice to marry or not marry anyone of any gender.

Anyone else's opinion is immaterial. tongue

RE: Can the family unit be saved

I can't see any masculinity through your tantrumy posts. dunno

I don't hate, nor do I fear my granddaughter's tantrums. They're just tiresome and grating.

Good luck with the family unit thing. I'm sure there's loads of women out there just gagging for more whinging and squabbling to negotiate.

RE: Irma is coming

It's the last hurricane for at least 19 people in the Caribbean.


I'm comforted to hear you won't be in the path of the brunt of the storm, Lucky. I've been fretting.

But some poor sods have been and will be.

And yes, I have heard of hurricane katrina. A while back one of our forum posters rather graphically and angrily described his involvement in the recovery phase, months and months after the event.

I can't remember the poster but I do remember some of the things he said. I hadn't realised it was the most disadvantaged who were left behind. I suppose it's obvious, I just hadn't thought of it.

The British government have come under some biting and heartfelt criticism in the media for doing too little, too late in the Caribbean. It's been said they had the information early enough to do so much more.

I'd like to think that in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire our government might have been more on the ball, if not for humanitarian reasons, then at least for show.

Respect due to the aid workers risking themselves on the ground with José on the way, mind.

I hope you don't lose your power for long, Lucky. We'll want to know you're okay, as well as comfortable and fed.

RE: Should Abortion be banished

Except in an Irish hospital where it's perfectly legal.

RE: Can the family unit be saved

I've just checked, my big girl's pants on the right way, label at the back and on the inside and everything.

Umm...nah...I don't hate white men.

It's you don't like. grin

RE: Should Abortion be banished

By the way, the embryonic heart doesn't start beating until six week gestation.

RE: Should Abortion be banished

I realise the medics' actions were legal, but it can hardly be called perfect.

The issue is that the laws are flawed in their circumnavigation of ethical issues which aren't being addressed.

Sticking your head in the sand and ignoring the difficulties surrounding causing deaths and saving lives doesn't make it all go away.

RE: Can the family unit be saved

Feminism is a movement for equal rights for women.

You can't have equal rights for women, without equal rights for men.

How stupid do you have to be to not see the opportunities in that? laugh

What you're calling for with the destruction of feminism, is to go back to men having more rights and power than women, for sons to have more than daughters.

That's why no woman wants a family unit with you. It's not about society, so much as about how unpleasant you are personally.

For so many women, being a single mother is exactly about saving the family unit from men like you.

Some of us stay on our own, some of us find nicer men to share a family unit with.

Maybe, if you learn to play nicely, someone might want to play with you, but you need to take personal responsibility for that and stop blaming women.

RE: How about this:- What type of subjects and by who do u want on the Forums ?

Hang on a mo, Dedo's wearing my knickers.

I don't want them left just anywhere. snooty

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