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Quote: Originally Posted by Freewheeler I am quite sure that women are not dreaming about fucking frat boys, since most these days are fake tanned douchebags and women are constantly making fun of them. Let's give women a little more credit. If they are going to fantasize about fucking anyone, it's going to be a higher calibre of man than a frat boy or jock. It would be comforting to think as much, but it would be incorrect.
Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Herbert was there any mention of whether the surgeon warned her that if she would still be able to eat her way back to fatness? i cant imagine any doctor not informing the patient of the full risks of the procedure - how could there be any other malpractice in this case? all that verdict will acheive is that hospitals will be less inclined to perform the surgery, or doctors and hospital insurance premiums will increase and...
Quote: Originally Posted by Lighthouse OK. This is what I am kind of driving at. Is "Get Rich Quick" a fool's errand? Yes. The lottery is the only way to get rich quickly. Even the "overnight success" stories you hear about involved many years of backbreaking work getting up to that fateful "night."
Quote: Originally Posted by Lighthouse Professionals sell their time. Aside from, say, personal injury lawyers, I get the impression that the inherent restraint of time is a, well, a restraint on one's wealth potential. That's just the thing though: "professionals" don't get rich. If you're renting out your time to a big company, you're going to get what the big company thinks that time is worth -- and it's usually a lot less than what you...
Quote: Originally Posted by Lighthouse Good point. But let's assume that its the pre-2005 middle class. No credit card debt, buys cars rather than lease, changes own oil, no hired help, buys store brands, maxes 401K. I often wonder whether such concern over conserving what I do earn is preventing me from a whole new level of prosperity. I like nice clothes, particularly shoes, but prosperity would make me happy because of the increased independence,...
A former titan of my particular industry put it this way: "Nobody ever got rich off a salary. No matter how high the salary." If you want to get rich -- I mean fuck-you-money rich -- then you need to own something. That can be real property, it can be intellectual property, it can be a company, it can be a monetized idea, it can be patents, it can be a personal brand, it can be privileged access to something desirable and in short supply, or whatever the case may be....
Quote: Originally Posted by munchausen My understanding was that under the PRI, specific cartels were given free reign and support to keep the peace, and that one of the reforms brought in by the new government was to end that. This resulted in war between the cartels and between the cartels and government. Maybe you're right there. At any rate, I think a reversion to that sort of arrangement is probably in the cards at some point soon. I...
Quote: Originally Posted by holymadness Wow. So dumb I am not even going to make a paleo joke. What was even more infuriating was how stupid and emotionally pandering the plaintiff's case was. Her lawyer's entire argument seemed to consist of "I know my client had to go to extraordinary lengths of stupidity to eat enough food to rupture a stomach stapling....BUT LIFE IS TOUGH FOR AN OVERWEIGHT PERSON!!! QQ " This argument won over the...
Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Herbert how about the government ending its war on the drug lords and turning a blind eye to the passage of drugs through their country in exchange for 'peace' That's essentially the strategy the Mexican government took for the past few decades. It has been bearing some bitter fruit these days, to say the least. The violence, bloodshed, and chaos on the streets of Mexico is primarily occurring because the drug...
The most cogent critique of contemporary art that I've heard, and to which I'll somewhat nod my head, is the notion that it has become too much of an insider's game. The genre is too rife with self-reference and self-parody, and the "event" of art has surpassed the importance of the art itself (not that the art isn't without merit, but still). Contemporary artists, and their collectors, have grown too enamored of postmodernism. Banksy's film "Exit Through the Gift Shop"...
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