“Mis-anytrait is a mean, short-sighted and generally bad idea.
Our culture continues to undergo a phase of rapid evolution. Men do not automatically receive many of the benefits they used to take for granted. A level playing field is a good thing as is making sure that everyone has the opportunity to make the most of the resources that are available to them.”
EqualityEd on Dec 5, 2013 at 00:16:13
“"Men do not automatically receive many of the benefits they used to take for granted."
What benefits? I think you are mistaking the self serving narratives advanced by feminists for history. Men didn't get anything for free. They were expected to earn everything for them, the women, and the children. A man was expected to live a life of hard thankless work. The privilege for that was the possibility of being respected as a provider because every man wasn't.
"A level playing field is a good thing as is making sure that everyone has the opportunity to make the most of the resources that are available to them."
Do you see anybody here complaining about gender equality? It's actual gender injustice that's passed off as men's obligations to women just like in the old days. Men are supposed to take a licking and keep on turning over the cash. They should take the pain and abuse without complaint because THEIR MEN!
On top of that we have people like yourself sold on this idea that any man who complains is clinging to the past. The men who complain are fighting for a fairer future where their pain counts as much as a women. They want compassion and respect not contempt and insults.”
“It appears that the Gävlebocken is currently put up at the beginning of advent and removed (with little or no ceremony) shortly after the new year. It seems that it could easily be the centerpiece of a Hogmanay-like (new year's eve) bonfire.
The goat could also be burned as part of a traditional Walpurgisnacht (spring equinox night) celebration. The ashes could then be scattered in the fields to nourish the new crops, literally and symbolically.
Either suggestion would work as a circle of life / cycle of seasons analogy. However, if folks want to set the effigy ablaze before Christmas, asking them to wait five month to torch the the thing might be unreasonable.”
“The appeal in torching the Gävlebocken may lie largely in its placement. Because it is very large and in the middle of town the fire would be impressive in scale and seen by many. At the same time, because it is in the middle of the square and not close to anything else flammable it would not significantly endanger structures or people.
A ganja-goat would add another level of levity to the effigy's demise”
I do not begrudge Mr. Diesel the opportunity to mourn his friend as he feels is appropriate. It just seems odd to me that he would go the scene of the crash in the middle of the day when there were so many people (and cameras) there. To me it would have been a go when there is no one else there thing. To each their own.”
artemis91 on Feb 26, 2014 at 05:22:44
“It has nothing to do with photo ops - his best friend just died, he isn't thinking of photo ops, are you serious?
And there is nothing odd about him going to the crash site considering it was NOT in the middle of the day - it was at night, and of course people were there, it was only about two days after the accident happened and people were always there and news crews were stationed there 24/7 just to get reactions from people - there was no way anyone could have come to visit the crash site when there was no one else there because it was impossible, people were coming in at all hours, even two weeks after there were still people coming by.
Not to mention he was there because Universal was holding a private vigil with the cast and Paul's family on that night - he was suppose to be there, it wasn't like he came out there on his own - Universal had bought a permit to set up a memorial there and cordoned off the area so that the cast and the family could mourn together, that was why Vin Diesel was there, and it was why after the memorial was over he came out to thank the fans that were all there leaving gifts and things behind. There was nothing odd or wrong with what he did.”
“I pledge that for every protestor who actually shows up at Mr. Walker's funeral I will donate $1 to the charity he founded, Reach Out WorldWide.
It isn't much, but every one of us who gives will: 1) help bring first responders to address immediate needs in the wake of disasters; 2) honor to an actor who was, by all accounts, a pretty stand-up guy and who provided us with endless hours of amusement; and 3) provide a positive counter-balance to the insanity that is WBC.”
D A Greenhill on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:09:49
“Apparently Paul Walker has done infinitely more good, and has had infinitely more compassion than these trashy WBC people ever have. Sounds like they missed the whole "Jesus" section of the Bible and should be taking some notes from Paul Walker... even better... Jesus.”
“I too grew up in a land of Blue Laws where no clothing could be purchased on a Sunday. Keep in mind that diapers are considered clothing.
Many a parent was glad to see the law revamped.”
nikkitytom on Nov 28, 2013 at 14:21:51
“I bought my supplies yesterday for the next two weeks. A little forethought takes care of most things. And clothes can surely wait a day. Most states with blue laws allow pharmacies to operate. You can get diapers there, but not a party dress.”