Porn is entertainment
Sex is entertainment
Porn is FANTASY
Sex is real-life
People who cannot tell the difference are a danger to themselves and others...
Porn is entertainment
Sex is entertainment
Porn is FANTASY
Sex is real-life
People who cannot tell the difference are a danger to themselves and others...
The issue here, if you dig deeper, isn't as controversial as it appears at first glance. FIRST OF ALL: the report is not that they under-reported ALL COVID deaths by 50%! No, they under-counted the deaths IN NURSING HOMES by up to 50%. BIG DIFFERENCE THERE!
If you can remember back, at the early part of the pandemic, NY was taking COVID patients who couldn't be helped (or didn't need ICU attention) in hospitals and sending them to long-term care facilities - many of which were nursing homes. The issue was, they needed the beds in the hospitals, and we didn't know yet that the virus was spread by aerosol (we still thought, at the time, that it was a contact thing).
We can argue later about the tragic consequences on sending COVID patients to nursing homes to die, and the effect that had on COVID in the other nursing home patients...
So, a hospital sends a COVID patient they cannot help to a nursing home - ostensibly to die (remember, back then we didn't have the treatments we have today - that we had just 6-10 weeks later!). And, of course, that person shortly thereafter passes away... from COVID.
Is that a death in the NURSING HOME, or is that a death from the Hospital who sent them there, essentially to die?
Some nursing homes didn't report these as "their deaths" because they weren't their patient before they got COVID! They still had to worry about those numbers being public and the fact that they still wanted to care for patients AFTER the pandemic -- and who wants to go live in a nursing home where thousands of people died from COVID?
An investigation needs to occur, most certainly. But don't expect real-world scenarios to fit neatly into your conveniently labeled boxes.
-- EDIT here -- That last comment came across as somewhat snarky when I re-read my own post. It wasn't meant as such. My point wasn't directed at any one person (@raphjd especially) - rather a point about ALL of us (even me) who would like to have "life" fit into neat, clearly defined categories... and that's just not the real world in which we live.
There is actually very little BLACK AND WHITE in our world - it's truly a RAINBOW of colors.... and while that makes organizing and categorizing (and understanding) things much more difficult, it is also what makes life so wonderful! IMHO
You assume I'm a Democrat.
You are again a finalist in the "Miss Taken" pageant! We'll try to get you another sash, but we're running low.
I'm a conservative, I'm just not a conspiracy-confused one.
I believe in science: facts don't lie, but people who interpret them often do.
I believe in Democracy (even when i lose).
I believe in the general goodness of the average person.
I believe that Joe Biden won the recent election fair and square.
I do not believe that nationalism works in anyone's best interests.
I do not believe in racism - especially as a political tool.
I do not believe in absolutes.
I do not believe in secret cabals of child molesting politicians, threatening our children - primarily because they belong to the other party.
I personally know very fine politicians of both political parties here in the US. Honorable men and women who do not agree (not with me, and certainly not with each other), and yet, remain friends.
To my misguided (sometimes mis-labeled) Conservative friends who believe whole-heartedly that Donald Trump is their savior, I say this: Repent of your sins now, before your God judges you!
I also offer this: count the letters - compromise is not a 4-letter word!
MY PERSONAL definition of a twink is a lithe (skinny), smooth body, likely a little smaller than average, and often moderately to more effeminate.
MY PERSONAL definition doesn't include age...
I LOVE TWINKS OF ALL AGES!
Keep in mind that you're not downloading from or through this site itself. While you download a "tiny" little torrent file from gaytorrents.ru, you're actually getting the contents (or bits of content) from the seeders DIRECTLY. That's the whole point of the torrent technology: no one source, no one person's upload limit to slow you down. (e.g.: 1 seeder on dial-up at 56kbps gets supplemented by 10 seeders on dial-up at 56kbps equaling up to 560kbps - on dial-up! Now consider that many people have service with 2Mbps, or like me, 25Mbps, and apply the multiplier... and zoom!!)
Still, the path from their content to your system does not go through the tracker. The software endpoints (the seeder and you, the leecher) report back to the tracker about how much you've downloaded (or uploaded).
Something to keep in mind: my ISP regularly sees huge amounts of content coming and going from my IP address on my "torrent port" and they will throttle that port. (It's in the agreement you "signed" when you got your high-speed connection).
My fix for that is to change my port weekly. It's rather simple: Look in your torrent client settings, change the port, then (if you ever even had it open) login to you router and change the port forward you put in there for your torrent seeding.
Wait a minute... you're complaining about an UNDER-count in NY because the nursing homes didn't report the hospital's cases as their own....
Then you claim there was a massive OVER-count?
I guess you CAN have your cake and eat it too! At least you can!
There are many jobs in the Federal Government where the "head" (even cabinet-level head) of the organization really doesn't need to know ANYTHING about the ACTUAL WORKINGS of the agency they're "heading" - the day-to-day WORK of the agency is done by "career" Government employees. These "political appointees" are there to provide direction (goals & points of emphasis) and policy.
For example, I'd bet you that Pete Buttigeg couldn't name 5 different bridge construction base materials. But that doesn't mean he can't be a good Transportation Secretary! At that level of leadership, the details of the "job" are NOT what you're hired for - it's the leadership and direction-setting. (Mayor Pete will be deciding to "Fix that Bridge... and that one, too" not "Let's use a polymer concrete wearing surface system instead of rubberized asphalt."
Dr. Rachel Levine, as the Assistant Secretary of Health can provide MUCH NEEDED and VALUABLE guidance on the health needs of the LGBTQ community without having to know the difference between Bikarvy and Dovato.
Is it good that she's a health professional? Absolutely! Is there possibly, anywhere, someone POSSIBLY more qualified? Sure, that's actually probable! But the mix of competence AND personal qualities makes her a ground-breaking and inspiring choice!
Now, with that said, it's also the case that, when you put someone at the top who really is CLUELESS about the department they head (and, to be sure, that is NOT the case with Dr. Levine), real damage can be done. Betsy DeVos. Enough said.
The viewpoint you espouse here - that anyone who disagrees with you cannot possibly be a conservative - and constantly labeling them (us) as "*liberal", as-if it was a dirty word - is going to be the death of the Conservative movement (or, here in the US, the Republican Party).
Thank God for old style Conservatives, like US Congressman Adam Kinzinger: a smart, honorable, politician who has declined to fall for (or accept) the cult of personality or the dependence on lies and conspiracy theories that have overtaken the conservative parties of both the US and UK.
So you know: the only PAC I gave money to in the 2020 election cycle was...
The Lincoln Project... a Conservative, Republican PAC that opposed the re-election of Donald Trump. Count me a proud Conservative who is also a never-Trumper...
But don't worry: I'm not a slave to labels. I'm a registered Republican now: but, I won't stay with a political party that refuses to accept hard data, denies science, and depends on lies and conspiracy theories to convince weak minds of its rightness. And, as an American, I absolutely will not fall into a cult of personality!!!
@ricky Having uploaded 76,000,000,000,000 (76 TB) of stuff, I'm not worried about 1 seedpoint. It is frustrating to see the images I uploaded get shoved to the back.
If it is your upload, you can edit the torrent listing and remove the offending pics.. that said, if they are legit pics of your upload, you should be judicious in doing so... but you can ALSO then re-upload the "main" pic you want seen.
I have lamented this for years now...
Younger guys who think they need to pull out when they orgasm
Younger guys who think that, once you orgasm, you jump right up and run off to get cleaned up
And those are just 2 ways their sex-lives are affected... never mind the idea that they can somehow follow a porn-like script to meet and hook-up with a stranger....
NOTE: I did porn in the mid-1980s - so I'm not speaking from some ivory tower
Biden has lied his entire career.
Honestly, that's like saying a dog has been shedding his whole life!
The issue with politicians isn't whether they lie - they do, it must be part of the job description posted somewhere...
So, IF isn't the key... HOW OFTEN is the key!
And as much as I'm no fan of "Here comes the inflation" Joe Biden, he's a rank amateur in the lying department when compared to the Orange Don-ald!
@raphjd They've been after video games for a while. How about tryin' to ban gangs too? Let's see how that will turnout shall we?
Believe in science:
This is the political party that loves to scream: "trust the science" when it suites their "Green New Deal" agenda, but then throw it away when it doesn't match their agenda...
But, we need to see the bigger picture here. We need to keep an eye on automation. These companies aren't hiring human beings anymore. With every emailed question, is followed by a random script. With every phone call, there's hours of button selection, to then listen to a 10 minute recording. This is why we have no fucking business letting massive immigrants in to this country. I'm really concerned about the level of devastation this is going to have in our country. The whole of United states could end up looking like Detroit.
This is not new - the Information Age is changing us (our society) in many of the same ways the Industrial Revolution did...
Where will all of those displaced workers go? I don't know, but I do know that our economy consistently expands and creates new kinds of jobs - for new skills, as well as unskilled labor.
Love them or hate them, but our Economic Boom under Presidents Obama and Trump was unprecedented... until COVID, we were breaking all the rules: continuous expansion, continuous declines in unemployment across nearly all groups... we'd never EVER done that before, at least not for more than just a few years, and it'd always "burned itself out"...
You may be fearful of immigrants taking jobs, but I look at it differently.... once COVID is finally managed, and the economy once again starts to expand, we're going to be limited in our growth by the available workforce... and when that happens, there will be wage - and therefore overall - inflation.
Now, in the middle of a pandemic, is not a good time for migration - but, once the economy starts up again, we're going to need people! Doing what? I don't know - but that's the beauty (and genius) of Capitalism: we don't have to plan it! We just let it "grow organically"!
The system works! It's taken us hundreds of years to learn how to manage it properly (to avoid the lurches forward and backward), and we FIRST had to learn that it had to be managed at all! PLUS, we most certainly have more to learn about it!
But, we know how to do this! Post-COVID, we'll do it again!
A rising tide lifts all boats!
Hi. I am just wondering how come some torrents are not downloading eventhough there are seeders?
There can be a LOT of issues there...
There are many other (less probable) reasons too, but if you can download a popular torrent, but cannot download one with a low-number of seeders, this may be the explanation... and it's not likely YOUR problem. (If you're like me, you wish it WAS your problem - you could "fix" it... but, when it's out of your hands, and you feel soooo close, it can be very frustrating!)
I thought you said you were a conservative-libertarian.
IF we went with national service, I do agree that no one gets an out for any reason, except for extreme mental/physical disability.
Mandatory public service is considered a conservative idea in many other countries... but it most certainly does not jive with pure libertarian idealism!
Still, 27 countries have mandatory MILITARY service: here
But I am not a slave to any political ideology: Social Security and Medicare are socialist programs - but I'm not fighting to abolish them! In other words, Conservative Libertarian describes my beliefs, but it does not define them!
In the GENERAL CASE, I think the Government should be small and keep out of people's personal lives... But, in practice, there must be exceptions: we need laws against fraud, for example...
Are you sure it's not damage control?
According to another article that I just read, they are adding a gender-neutral version to the line-up.
I don't care if they add extra mustaches, or extra girly-lips (or whatever makes a Mrs. Potato Head feminine - I haven't played with a Potato Head toy in a very long time!) ...
Just don't take away the Mr. Potato Head box, or the Mrs. Potato Head box.... if my son (ok, grandson now) wants to play with a Mrs. Potato Head, I'm all for it! But let's not pretend the genders and gender roles don't exist! We may not be beholden to them, but they DO exist!
Personally, my MBA cynicism pushes me strongly in the belief that this is just a publicity stunt... no REAL change, just something blatantly controversial that actually has no real risk...
The ACLU, among a couple of others, has petitioned the US Supreme Court to declare the male-only draft unconstitutional.
The argument is that since the US has allowed women into combat roles since 2013, they too should be forced to sign up for the draft or no one should be required to sign up for the draft.
Not surprisingly, feminists and their cucks tend to be against such gender equality. You may remember the stink they kicked up before when the possibility of women being forced to sign up for the draft.
You will find this amusing: Not only am I, personally, in favor of a gender-neutral "draft", I'm all-in for mandatory 2-year civil service stint after High School and before College (which can be deferred by up-to-5 years by application)... but, no option on the 2-years: can be in the military, can be in the peace-corps, can be in something like the forestry service... but 2-years in public service before you start your career. (And absolutely no way to buy your way out of it!)
Never thought about that... so I guess I can't tell the difference
Related to that, do your prefer to suck cut or uncut dicks? Is there any difference for you or not?
DEFINITELY a difference... but no preference. I'm not a "cock connoisseur" - a dick is a dick, it's the man it's attached to that matters more to me! (Not that there can't be extremes... but I don't prefer a 9" dick to a 5" one, nor cut vs. uncut... aesthetically, I love "skinny" dicks (an unusually smaller circumference)
NOTE: I used to be told, as a younger man, alternately that I had a HOT ASS, and that I had NO ASS! LOL
In time for christmas 2021, Mr Potato Head will be gender-neutral. The new name is simply Potato Head.
Mrs Potato Head will be dropped from the line.
Baby Potato Head will continue, as will the Potato Head Family boxsets.
Actually, per the Hasbro Twitter feed Mr & Mrs Potato Head aren't going anywhere... what changed was the "Brand"...
Apparently, the actual toys: Mr & Mrs Potato Head, Baby brother Spud and daughter Yam are still there too... Not one toy or box containing the toy is being changed...
In other words, this is just a publicity stunt.... and its working!
They haven't changed any part of the product, or its packaging, and yet everyone is talking about the Potato Head toy line!