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Laid Back Lounge / Re: sort of new topic
« Last Post by hermes2015 on Today at 08:44:19 PM »
I was looking at the photos in the last challenge, Attractions, and wondering why there were so few photos ????  About the same number every time  ???  Don't you all have a camera ?  It is  a bit of fun and entertainment as well as a chance to see some great photos rather than hoping to win a Gold Cup. The new category , Alphabet Soup, suggests to me that almost any photo could fit  and the more the merrier. Have a go and give us all enjoyment.     :)

Lark, I was thinking the same thing. It is supposed to be a fun thing, so we should not try too hard to be artistic.
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Social Issues and Causes / Re: Anti-harassment button
« Last Post by Magdalena on Today at 08:39:49 PM »
There is also an "anti-weirdo" drink.
Order An "Angel Shot" At This Restaurant To Get Out Of A Bad Date With Zero Stress
https://www.bustle.com/p/order-angel-shot-at-this-restaurant-to-get-out-of-a-bad-date-with-zero-stress-27927
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"If a guest orders an angel shot neat, a bartender will escort them to their car," explains the Tampa Bay Times. "If they order it with ice, the bartender will call an Uber or a taxi. Order it with lime and the restaurant staff will call the police." If this all seems a little extreme, with the increase in date-rape drug use, the dangers of grabbing a drink with a relative stranger are very real, and extricating yourself safely from an uncomfortable situation is easier said than done. "The goal for this place was to be a safe place where people can go on a romantic date," owner Russell Andrade told the Tampa Bay Times. "We don't want someone else to ruin a good a time."
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Social Issues and Causes / Re: Anti-harassment button
« Last Post by No one on Today at 07:57:39 PM »
People are just plain stupid!
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Social Issues and Causes / Re: Anti-harassment button
« Last Post by Dave on Today at 07:53:00 PM »
I am repulsed by the button idea. No not the buttons themselves or the intended use of the clever device, but angry that there would be any need for such a thing. What the hell has our world come to?

It is that need that also makes me angry. However I would guess that this problem has existed for as long as there has been sex. Now, though, we have more things like mass, crowded, transport and more women willing to make their voices known to media who are willing to give them a platform. In terms of serious attacks, gang rapes, severe beatings and murder, I often wonder what makes certain cultures more prone to this problem, is it sheer numbers, "traditional" attitudes towards women, strong sexual mores, poor sexual/social education/example, reduced chance of marriage or a combination of these?
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Media / Re: HAF Book Club: November Poll
« Last Post by Icarus on Today at 05:49:50 PM »
Thank you for the concise synopsis Sandy. The selections tend to be slightly heavy duty. None even close to exceeding the capacity or probable interest of our readers. I believe they are appropriate choices.

(confession; I have already read two of them)
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Social Issues and Causes / Re: Anti-harassment button
« Last Post by Icarus on Today at 05:37:47 PM »
I am repulsed by the button idea. No not the buttons themselves or the intended use of the clever device, but angry that there would be any need for such a thing. What the hell has our world come to?

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Laid Back Lounge / Re: sort of new topic
« Last Post by Velma on Today at 03:41:35 PM »
You all have smart phones. You all have cameras.

It's the smart brain bit that is the problem!

I have to go out on a dedicated expedition for new stuff, I am not much of a snapshotter. All thoughts of clothes, books, food etc have to be banished or I am too easily diverted. For the "Row" competition my ploy was to go to town early (10am) and spend two hours thinking nothing but competition entries. Then I had cajun chicken and a craft brew for lunch and then did my shopping.

Trouble is on a bad day (more of those in the winter) mobility can be a bit of a struggle, after a morning straining brain and system I am knackered! Should I ever win I have my subject chosen already - a nice cosy (but not easy) indoor one that may tax the artistic bits.
This exactly.
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Religion / Re: Amsterdam Mission trip!
« Last Post by Recusant on Today at 03:35:38 PM »
Just to add my thanks for sharing that delightful vignette from the life of Icarus!   :thumbsup:
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Urges
« Last Post by Ecurb Noselrub on Today at 01:39:50 PM »
Lately I sometimes get the urge to hit the road, simply take off and rediscover the world. I used to feel so connected to it, and now it sometimes feels like I'm only an observer, staring out through a window, never getting off the train.



Next stop Willoughby.

I'm hitting the road after work on Friday, Nov. 3, and driving about 7 hours to Guadalupe National Park.  Early the next morning I'm hiking the McKittrick Canyon Trail, through maple trees in the midst of their autumn color riot (we get it later down here).  One of the most beautiful places in the state.  The "hit the road" urge is always just under the surface for me.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: sort of new topic
« Last Post by Magdalena on Today at 01:05:36 PM »
Can I be excused because I don't like to take pictures? I don't dislike taking pictures either, it's neutral.
Then you are excused.
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