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by TSS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6717

Re: Another day, another Karen...

More examples of Karens, including a male one:

Karen Meltdown Compilation 6 (AKA If the building is on fire, your order will have to wait) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlQ3FQ0Pavg

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Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6832

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Will MSP be the first city to do this? Has there been a similar city, maybe in Europe to disband the police that MSP can use as a guide? Will be interesting to see how this affects the economy of MSP. Change is needed though as policing has not been a positive force. No city the size of Minneapolis...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6832

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

yup, they probably end up with a MN NPD, set up with different training and rules. Clean sheet is the only way to do it. Note that out of the tons of people in the Floyd video, no one thought to call the Police ..... apparently there is zero trust in police. Nah, the people falling for the misrepre...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6832

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

anrec80 wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Are they planning on a Public Safety Dept that combines Fire and Police functions?


There won’t be any “Police” at all.


Then what will be there instead?


I'm guessing a lot of armed security guards for the neighborhoods that can afford them, and for the poorer neighborhoods... nothing.

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by TSS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6832

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

This should be interesting to watch... from afar.

When have anarchy and vigilantism not worked out for the best?

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by TSS
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New River Gorge Bridge
Replies: 21
Views: 1800

Re: The New River Gorge Bridge

I am so impressed with people who can design and calculate and build these bridges. We went to Hoover Dam several years ago and walked across the Pat Tillman US-93 Bridge. I knew that was a deep and insane canyon but wow. The US-93 bridge over the Snake River at Twin Falls, Idaho and the bridges ov...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 13108

Re: Floating Park on Pier 55 in New York City

It looks like a clump of mushrooms with greenery on top. They should paint the cement parts orange and call it Chantarelle Park. https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/9/2243/files/2007/04/jacks1.jpg Will the park become popular with local visitors due to it's unique design? It's a gr...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 13108

Re: Floating Park on Pier 55 in New York City

It looks like a clump of mushrooms with greenery on top. They should paint the cement parts orange and call it Chantarelle Park.

Image

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by TSS
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social media and civil rights movements
Replies: 20
Views: 879

Re: Social media and civil rights movements

Apparently posting three black squares is worse than posting none at all:

Emma Watson Is CANCELLED! For Posting TOO MANY Black Squares- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCERCZXAr90

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by TSS
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social media and civil rights movements
Replies: 20
Views: 879

Re: Social media and civil rights movements

But in this particular case I don't object to it, because a) protestors had already turned out in large numbers before the hashtag was even born b) the volatility of the situation and the actions of the police in response to the protests have made actually going out to protest dangerous if not impo...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No bare aluminum on retro livery aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2292

Re: No bare aluminum on retro livery aircraft

Is silver paint not possible instead of grey? If by "silver" you mean silver metallic (nowadays the shiny flakes in metallic paints are usually mica rather than tiny aluminum shards as was used in the past) paint, yes, it is probably possible, but would be thicker, heavier, and much harde...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3317

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

Again, the nuance, both legal and practical, is lost on many. By "verifying" or fact-checking Trump (but not others), Twitter becomes a publisher. Not a forum, not a social media platform, but a publisher. By taking on the mantle of verifying what people say, instead of simply having an o...

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by TSS
Sun May 31, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3631

Re: Outrage...

A counter point: you and millions of others scream loudly enough, people stop paying attention. It all becomes a cacophony of noise and blends into the scenery. Like the boy crying wolf, even when eventually there really was a wolf. Especially true when you are competing with bots for attention. Or...

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by TSS
Sat May 30, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

For once we are in agreement. Sudan has a long and fascinating history that has been hidden away by totalitarian governments, so most people don't know anything about it. Equally if not more important for the tourist trade, the native cuisine in Sudan is very tasty. (I had a friend who was a Sudane...

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by TSS
Sat May 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3631

Re: Outrage...

People that make their voices heard are never wasting time, even on social media. At the end of the day, you scream loudly enough, people pay attention. Maybe you change some minds maybe not, but the battles have to be fought to influence those that aren't hardened in their ways. "Outrage"...

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by TSS
Sat May 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

For once we are in agreement. Sudan has a long and fascinating history that has been hidden away by totalitarian governments, so most people don't know anything about it. Equally if not more important for the tourist trade, the native cuisine in Sudan is very tasty. (I had a friend who was a Sudanes...

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by TSS
Thu May 28, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6717

Re: Another day, another Karen...

I think people filming others in public in their face is highly aggressive and rude behavior (especially for the purpose of posting online) and she had every right to feel threatened. I imagine Mr. Cooper wasn't filming her for the purpose of posting the footage online, but rather to protect himsel...

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by TSS
Thu May 28, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6717

Re: Another day, another Karen...

Without seeing the whole incident, it's hard to say for sure but IMO the only ones who did the right thing here are the police, because after they responded to the call they did what was appropriate, nothing. Agreed. The woman clearly is suffering from an extreme anxiety disorder or worse as many p...

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by TSS
Wed May 27, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6717

Re: Another day, another Karen...

YouTuber Optimus goes in-depth on the "Karen" meme and why it is not a slur but is instead an observation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gYQgO-mOOc

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by TSS
Wed May 27, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6717

Re: Another day, another Karen...

Comedians Andrew Schulz and Akaash Singh's satirical take on how this event relates to #BelieveAllWomen (NSFW) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wrkamy8RVA

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by TSS
Tue May 26, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6717

Re: Another day, another Karen...

Surprised no one has complained about the subject of the post "another Karen." And to think this happened NYC and not Trump's Heartland. Karens are everywhere. If they're usually more prominent in the heartland, that's a different story. Yeah, I've never though of the term "Karen&quo...

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by TSS
Wed May 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car seat cover recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Car seat cover recommendations

As I understand it your main concern is a light-colored cloth interior versus a sweaty you after the gym. No, the main concern is really sweat and spills. The interiors of the new car are dark grey so visually they should last longer. The old car's interiors had a major contrast between the front a...

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by TSS
Tue May 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car seat cover recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Car seat cover recommendations

Don’t. Regardless of the airbag issues, you bought the car to enjoy it surely, then enjoy the interior as the designers intended. Closest I’d go is laying a towel over the back seats if carrying kids around or planning to use it for more x rated activities. A320fan's towel idea has merit. As I unde...

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by TSS
Sat May 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8930

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

6) Why aren't all airliners equipped with inbuilt airstairs (like on Ryanair-aircraft and ACJ/BBJ) so that they do not have to depend on airport airstairs ? Such a mandatory feature would increase the versatility of airliners usage where in an urgent situation (not emergency), the passengers & ...

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by TSS
Fri May 15, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car seat cover recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Car seat cover recommendations

If you buy a quality car, the seats will last as long as the car. Why have a nice interior if nobody can see it? In general I agree with the above statement because modern car interior fabrics are orders of magnitude more durable and easier to clean than those of days gone by. That being said, a he...

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by TSS
Tue May 05, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?
Replies: 50
Views: 2402

Re: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?

Pasta is on the shelves, sauce - not so much. Better to puree the tomatoes yourself anyway! If I'm doing it the old fashioned way, I start with whole peeled tomatoes and slice them myself because I like a chunkier sauce and because the whole peeled tomatoes seem to have less sugar and/or salt added...

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by TSS
Sun May 03, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4233

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Country had mass shooting. Country decides that it's not very nice and so takes a measure to lower the likelihood of such an unpleasant event happening. Other country has many shootings nearly every day. Other country decides that nothing can be done, so nothing is done, so many shootings still hap...

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by TSS
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clevelanders...need help.
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Clevelanders...need help.

The sign over the door in the old low-res photo appears to say "Bearable" with a phone number under it, possibly 216-248-2447. I think it says Available. Which means this bar may have closed down before 2008, as that photo is from Sep 2007. Fair enough. There are two entrances though, so ...

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by TSS
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clevelanders...need help.
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Clevelanders...need help.

The sign over the door in the old low-res photo appears to say "Bearable" with a phone number under it, possibly 216-248-2447.

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by TSS
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine will reduce crime?
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Quarantine will reduce crime?

Bars, pubs and nightclubs being closed will reduce alcohol fuelled violence. On the other hand, being stuck at home for weeks on end with the person you go to bars, pubs, and nightclubs to get a breather from every once in a while might lead to a sharp uptick in incidences of alcohol-deprived viole...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine will reduce crime?
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Quarantine will reduce crime?

I think the "big picture" issue is that someone who has no ethical dilemma over breaking laws would also be highly unlikely to balk at breaking quarantine. When you consider that quarantine also means far fewer prospective witnesses about to observe one's nefarious activities, a case coul...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine will reduce crime?
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Quarantine will reduce crime?

I think the "big picture" issue is that someone who has no ethical dilemma over breaking laws would also be highly unlikely to balk at breaking quarantine. When you consider that quarantine also means far fewer prospective witnesses about to observe one's nefarious activities, a case could...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Historic Movie Theater in Los Angeles Damaged by Fire
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Historic Movie Theater in Los Angeles Damaged by Fire

What is the nearby building that went up in flames? From the linked article: "LOS ANGELES - A greater alarm fire was reported near a historic theatre in Leimert Park early Tuesday morning, fire officials said. The greater alarm fire was reported at 4:35 a.m. at a vacant business next to the Vi...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Historic Movie Theater in Los Angeles Damaged by Fire
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Historic Movie Theater in Los Angeles Damaged by Fire

Significant damage? Every other news article says the theatre structure suffered almost no damage. It was a building nearby that went up What is the nearby building that went up in flames? From the linked article: "LOS ANGELES - A greater alarm fire was reported near a historic theatre in Leim...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Vanderbilt Tower in New York City
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: One Vanderbilt Tower in New York City

It looks like the offspring Of a mating between The Shard and The Empire State Building. That sums it up nicely. Still, it looks nicer than the giant silver matchstick stuck in the ground facing Central Park. They're continuing work on it because all that steel in the frame needs to be protected ag...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dead bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Re: Dead bolt

My guess is that under normal circumstances the deadbolt is for use only when power is not available. With the power on, use the electronic lock... unless that malfunctions, in which case revert to using the deadbolt.

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by TSS
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How long to produce a new aerial map?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: How long to produce a new aerial map?

When I worked for Bing maps, from image capture to push to the web it could take anywhere from 3 to 18 months. Production times depended on a lot of factors, too many I care to list. The mission in the OP's screen shot is not a classic aerial photography mission. The aircraft is owned by Raven Air ...

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Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega Church Pastor Jailed for Soliciting Congregation to Attend Massive Services
Replies: 104
Views: 3132

Re: Mega Church Pastor Jailed for Soliciting Congregation to Attend Massive Services

So let people die. "Liberals" hate. That is your response. The response from a supporter of the "party of life". meh... That is your whole argument. Who cares if a few people get sick and die? "Liberals" are bad. That is the only response you have. Where did Jesus Chri...

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by TSS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Marvel Comics "Superheroes"
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: New Marvel Comics "Superheroes"

I think the way it's done is "unnatural", and the marketing of it is over the top. However the reaction from the incels and conservative snowflakes is also totally ridiculous. If by "incels and conservative snowflakes" you refer to the people who actually buy comic books, or at ...

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by TSS
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Marvel Comics "Superheroes"
Replies: 7
Views: 630

New Marvel Comics "Superheroes"

Has Marvel Comics completely lost it? Marvel introduces new "superheroes" that take the woke trend to a whole new level: Marvel's Woke New Heroes Snowflake & Safespace- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUW3VKcaFYc A couple of choice selections from the comments: "Their main villain...

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by TSS
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1511

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICS!!!

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by TSS
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Alert of "phishing"
Replies: 74
Views: 21808

Re: Alert of "phishing"

Both the "Norton Antivirus Is Expired!" and the "Flash Player Is Out of Date!" phishing scams are back in operation and are more aggressive than before, even when not logged in. Here's the website for the Flash Player one- http://deej.almeusciu.site/AwFIlFARzZHbVoVZQVQD_IsmNpx8dB...

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by TSS
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Building Implosion in Dallas Leads to Leaning Tower of Dallas
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Building Implosion in Dallas Leads to Leaning Tower of Dallas

Hehehe! It's like a giant middle finger to redevelopers!

Seriously though, they should have hired Loizeaux.

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by TSS
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kebab or Kabob?
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Kebab or Kabob?

I was having this argument with my friends and also on another forum. I personally prefer kebab. How about you? As long as I get a general understanding of what is being referred to, either is fine by me. I had always assumed it was an unofficial phonetic translation of an Arabic word because I've ...

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by TSS
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Awareness Day
Replies: 37
Views: 1371

Re: Single Awareness Day

However, considering the internet is a gathering place for people with the right set of social skills and those with social issues, the right way to take advantage of technology is to be kind and understanding to those who struggle with things that might come naturally to you and help them with any...

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by TSS
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Awareness Day
Replies: 37
Views: 1371

Re: Single Awareness Day

However, considering the internet is a gathering place for people with the right set of social skills and those with social issues, the right way to take advantage of technology is to be kind and understanding to those who struggle with things that might come naturally to you and help them with any...

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by TSS
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Having feelings for a married woman
Replies: 70
Views: 4037

Re: Having feelings for a married woman

Apparently I'm not alone in my frustration regarding deciding on a restaurant:

Love Has No Boundaries | Gabriel Iglesias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEdIPk1L1RU

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by TSS
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Awareness Day
Replies: 37
Views: 1371

Re: Single Awareness Day

Do people really get that depressed over being single on Valentine’s Day? That’s sad. Some people apparently do. All I have to do to nip that feeling in the bud is think of various failed relationships I've been in and and all the things I missed out on or gave up, as well as the insane BS I put up...

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by TSS
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Having feelings for a married woman
Replies: 70
Views: 4037

Re: Having feelings for a married woman

I can't speak for everyone, but for me "mediocre sex" would be when someone is obviously unenthusiastic about the act and is only doing it out of some misplaced sense of obligation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAtYMn5qgWY&t=37 I assume she may be quite active in bed. I can see how...

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by TSS
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Having feelings for a married woman
Replies: 70
Views: 4037

Re: Having feelings for a married woman

... Once again, open and honest communication would seem to be the key. That's a stereotype. People with personality disorders have no insight. To discuss means to make them angry. You keep discussing, they will keep getting angry. There can be no open communication as they have no insight. They ar...

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