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Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 7:14amSanction this postReply
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Wow! Maybe there's hope for me yet. Did you say 2013?

Can't wait.

Back when Pierre Trudeau was inventing new hare-brained ideas practically every day (such as funding UFO landing pads) we used to joke about lobbying for a 'Drop in Centre for the Chronically Horny'.

Sam



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Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 8:33amSanction this postReply
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Sam Erica, don't they have "Drop-in Centers for the Chronically Horny" in Nevada? I think the common term is "brothel". :)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 9:44amSanction this postReply
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Sexual egalitarianism for the eroticism-challenged,
Athenian-style:

"The women hereby decree that should a young man
Desire a young girl, he may not bang with her
Until he knocks an older woman first.
But if he refuses, and still desires the girl,
The law entitles all the older women
To drag him where they want-
and by the knob!"

Aristophanes, Assembly of Women, trans. Stephen Halliwell


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Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 10:38amSanction this postReply
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***WARNING*** Resonance between conflicting desires reaching critical! Please initiate ***BLANK OUT*** Ahem. Are you trying to give freedom loving geeks a stroke? (By stroke I mean brain damage, obviously the proposed act would also provide the same.)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 10:44pmSanction this postReply
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Matthew Graybosch-

Acually, the Nevada brothels are horrid Orren Boyle corporate statist affairs.  Only a few connected businesses can establish brothels, and independent prostitution is persecuted all the more heavily.  In some counties, it's illegal to shop or vote in the same county if you're a girl working in a liscensed brothel.  The result is that prostitutes become semi-serfs of a state-supported oligopolistic establishment... usually well payed, sometimes well treated, but neither free nor independent.

Then these same corporate state systems are held to be examples of a sexual free-market in action, and it plays into the hands of the conservative and 'abolitionist' feminist opponents of decriminalization.

Controls demanding more controls...
Same old story,
what's the use of tears?

Jeanie Ring  {))(*)((}
member, Sex Workers' Outreach Project

Stand forth!


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Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 7:42pmSanction this postReply
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Luther, excellent speech.  I can't believe you only came in third!

Now, about that Drop-In Centre for the Chronically Horny...I know some investor-types.  ;)


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Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 8:17pmSanction this postReply
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Now, about that Drop-In Centre for the Chronically Horny...I know some investor-types.  ;)

So do I. 'o

Jeanie
ms_shiris@hotmail.com


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Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 9:11pmSanction this postReply
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Jeanine, I am willing to bet your Rolodex is far more impressive than mine.  :)  You are a courtesan in the truest, most ancient sense, and undoubtedly your clients are awed by such charms.  Do you give lessons?  ;)

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Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 2:52amSanction this postReply
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Jeanine, I am willing to bet your Rolodex is far more impressive than mine.  :)  You are a courtesan in the truest, most ancient sense, and undoubtedly your clients are awed by such charms.  Do you give lessons?  ;)

Jennifer Iannolo-

Very serious, felt thanks for visibility- I think you do understand the values I aspire to, and that means much to me; thank you.

]o

In truth, I'm still pretty new to my profession, having only been working for 8 months, and at 25 I'm a late starter doing a great deal of playing catch up.  In some ways I do know what I'm doing... (grin)... I was the kind of student who read the 3,000 page literature anthology for fun instead of listening to the boring English lecture.  My last job was used book dealer!  But the intellectual part is easy for me.  It's learning how to live the Life that's a difficult affair.  I confess, I don't have anything like the stature necceary to give lessons... I only very recently could honestly say that I knew what I was doing, and I'm engaged in so much learning right now!  Part of wishes I had crossed the threshold to where I could fully accept your compliment... but not the part of me with any sense.  I greatly, greatly appreciate your words... but not yet.

As for a 'Rolodex'... rhe industry term really is "little black book" just like in Hollywood... though it can refer to a laptop or a cellphone.  I use a related term.  Appropriately for a public woman, my own "little black book" is scattered over a cellphone, 3 email addresses, my online Salon, and online various discussion forums.  Cheating in my favor?   I plead more or less innocent in this forum so far, but elsewhere I quote Rand (in either Journals or The Art of Fiction): "writing is the art of doing what you think you're doing."

in Liberty,

             Shiris
Jeanie {))(*)((} Ring 

P.S.  I actually did write out a brief nine-point "how to become a courtesan" piece dealing with aesthetics and the ars personae, but decided it would be bad professional ethics to put it up here.  I'll be glad to send it to you if you like.


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Monday, January 15 - 3:33pmSanction this postReply
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Now the BBC spends an entire hour exploring whether refusing the advances of a transgender is transphobic:

 

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/01/15/bbc-not-dating-transgender-transphobic/

 

Is refusing the advances of a nerd ... nerdphobic?



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Monday, January 15 - 4:56pmSanction this postReply
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Well, okay ...  I followed the links back to the BBC, rather than just taking Breitbart's opinion. Ginuwine did not refuse to talk to India Willoughby. As for being kissed by anyone, in this day, it is definitely the decision of the kissee, not the kisser, for any reason or no reason. 

 

Transphobia or acrophobia, any irrational fear is - without knowing the individual - the result of ignorance or emotional programming. Having once been bitten as a child, I grew up being afraid of dogs. But I got over it a couple of decades back when I had to work with a guy who raised German shepherds. Canines are pretty easy to get along with, much like humans. 

 

(It is one of the disappointments on these conservative blogs that people quote other blogs. The phrases "unqualified authority" and "unqualified opinion" have two contradictory meanings. The first is "without equivocation," or "without amendment." The second is more obvious. My point is that the Breitbart article cited its source, so goto the source.) 

 

Considering the original post here and the first responses, having earned a first level Toastmasters certification, I would say that the third place award was probably caused by the CRAP acronym. Judges hate any profanity. Personally, I found the humor somewhat forced. And reading it over - an advantage that listeners do not have - I think that Bill Gates was a poor choice simply because he disproves the argument. The rich and successful nerd - Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and two generations of them, maybe three going back to Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard - is a cultural icon in our time. As a data point, I suggest the film Peggy Sue Got Married. Traveling back in time to her high school days, she totally appreciates the class nerd, Richard Norvick, who in her time is successful tech entrpreneur. (She tells him about pantyhose.) I point also to the overwhelming success of Star Trek, Star Wars, the Marvel and DC universes, LOTR, and The Big Bang Theory, arguably, the most successful live-action situation comedy in the history of television.  Nerds rule.  (And there's girl nerds.  She's Such a Geek! reviewed on my blog here.)

 

I agree that there are people who don't have lives.  There's a German film, The Lives of Others, about a Stasi agent. While an intensely political film, the meaning is deeper. Breitbart media reports that "Ginuwine" does not want to be kissed by India Willoughby... because... there is no other news today?...  No patents were filed? ... (Just asking.) . 

 

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin was born on October 15, 1970 in Washington, D.C. He is named after NBA legend Elgin Baylor, who is also a D.C. native.[2] In 1989, he graduated from Forestville High School (now known as Forestville Military Academy) in Forestville, Maryland and later graduated from Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland with a paralegal associate's degree. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginuwine

 

Ayn Rand could have invented that, a musical celebrity named Elgin Lumpkin who insists on being called "Ginuwine." -- and the news reporters who follow him.

 

(Edited by Michael E. Marotta on 1/15, 7:17pm)



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Saturday, March 17 - 9:36amSanction this postReply
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A school in Utah has "sort of" implemented this idea:

 

Students Have No Right to Refuse Dance Request

 

A mother has been left outraged after her daughter’s school introduced a policy that states students aren’t allowed to say “no” when asked to dance.

 

Natalie Richard, from Utah, was speaking to her sixth-grade daughter about the upcoming Valentine’s Day dance at her school, Kanesville Elementary, when she was told about the controversial rule.

 

Her daughter explained that teachers had told the students, aged between 11 and 12, that they had to say “yes” when someone asked them to dance.

 

Life Is Too Short to Dance with Ugly MenLife Is Too Short to Dance with Ugly Women

 

(Edited by Luke Setzer on 3/18, 7:31am)



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