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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sat May 18, 2019 12:49 am

New Texas bill takes aim at men's masturbation habits

Houston's Jessica Farrar files "men's health" legislation

HOUSTON — Texas State Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, filed a bill Friday that would penalize men for "unregulated masturbatory emissions."

The satirical House Bill 4260 would encourage men to remain "fully abstinent" and only allow the "occasional masturbatory emissions inside health care and medical facilities," which are described in the legislation as the best way to ensure men's health.

Farrar said she created the bill after feeling fed up with the various legislative bills introduced by men addressing women's healthcare.

"A lot of people find the bill funny," Farrar said in a phone interview. "What's not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access healthcare."

A man would face a $100 penalty for each emission made outside of a vagina or medical facility. Such an emission would be considered "an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life," according to the legislation.

The money would benefit children in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

A registry would be created of non-profit organizations and hospitals that provide "fully-abstinent encouragement counseling, supervising physicians for masturbatory emissions, and storage for the semen."

Farrar is currently serving her 11th term as state representative for District 148. She works on issues that include women's health, sexual assault, reproductive rights, discrimination, juvenile justice and domestic violence.
https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/houst ... 994871.php

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 18, 2019 12:53 am

It's a troll of course, something something abortion.

The Democrats have utterly repudiated the whole outmoded "winning people over" thing.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon May 20, 2019 7:47 am

Monty Python did it first. Remember, If a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate!

But legislators introducing bills as "satire"? I don't know if that's really their job.

And "winning people over" with sincere arguments?? When has that ever worked?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon May 20, 2019 11:17 am

Even winning people over with slick lies would be an improvement.

Everybody is now a troll or a bully.
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Post by Witness » Tue May 21, 2019 3:04 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:17 am
Everybody is now a troll or a bully.
And some are both. :twisted:

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Post by Witness » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:47 pm

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Nevada. (This gas station. :mrgreen: )

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Post by Giz » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:59 pm

To be fair, they did put whoppers in the “healthy snack” section

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Post by Witness » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:33 am

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Typical? You tell me.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:28 am

Witness wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:33 am
Typical? You tell me.
Looks pretty typical to me. I remember seeing towns like that while driving through Pennsylvania on the interstate highway.

From the road signs, I'm guessing Everett, Pennsylvania.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:47 am

It looks like a collage but it's a familiar scene at any major highway junction.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:20 pm

In my experience with midwest anabasis road trips, that scene means the cheapest respectable motel in town is nearby.

But the stuff I am going to look at in the morning is a few miles away. :coolspecs:

BTW, where did you find that pic?

For reference: viewtopic.php?p=691190#p691190
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Post by Witness » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:47 am

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I found the pic on Reddit, but searched for a better version. Credit goes to Edward Burtynsky.

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Post by Grammatron » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:09 pm

It's typical of anywhere USA just outside major city but not quite middle of nowhere. Has a Edward Hopper/Norman Rockwell feel to it.

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Post by shuize » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:25 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:47 am
It looks like a collage but it's a familiar scene at any major highway junction.

Yes, fairly typical for a highway junction. Is it meant to be critical? It looks cool to me.

We Americans often don't appreciate how good we've got it.

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Post by Witness » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:59 am

↑↑↑ Thanks all for the comments.


Former Idaho GOP chairman arrested for masturbating in a wig outside his ex-wife’s home

Police in Boise, Idaho arrested Jonathan Parker on a felony first-degree stalking charge this Thursday, alleging that on or between May 16 and May 30, Parker “did knowingly and maliciously engage” in conduct that “seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed Kelly Parker,” the Idaho Statesman reports.

Kelly Parker is the suspect’s former wife, who he is currently in divorce proceedings with. Jonathan Parker is a lobbyist and the former Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party. His former wife currently has a restraining order filed against him.

According to the complaint filed against Parker, he was “repeatedly hiding in bushes, masturbating, disguising himself with a wig” at or near Kelly Parker’s apartment.
https://deadstate.org/former-idaho-gop- ... ifes-home/

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:03 pm

Wow, how did Kelly Parker let a catch like that slip away?

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Post by Witness » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:26 am

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:30 pm

Don't want to be a meanie, but ... wasn't it the Soviet Union that liberated Auschwitz?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:19 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Don't want to be a meanie, but ... wasn't it the Soviet Union that liberated Auschwitz?
Yes, but it's a bit complicated:
In mid-January 1945, as Soviet forces approached the Auschwitz camp complex, the SS began evacuating Auschwitz and its satellite camps. Nearly 60,000 prisoners were forced to march west from the Auschwitz camp system. Thousands had been killed in the camps in the days before these death marches began. Tens of thousands of prisoners, mostly Jews, were forced to march to the city of Wodzislaw in the western part of Upper Silesia. SS guards shot anyone who fell behind or could not continue. Prisoners also suffered from the cold weather, starvation, and exposure on these marches. More than 15,000 died during the death marches from Auschwitz. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7,000 remaining prisoners, who were mostly ill and dying. It is estimated that at minimum 1.3 million people were deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945; of these, at least 1.1 million were murdered.
https://www.ushmm.org/information/exhib ... -auschwitz

There were only 7000 prisoners left by the time the Soviets got there, and those were mostly ill and dying. Too weak to march west I guess. Most of them, 60,000 were forced to march west by the SS so perhaps they ended up being rescued by Americans after all. Those who survived the march.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:00 pm

Interesting.

I knew an Auschwitz survivor, but she never talked about her experiences and I didn't know how she made it to the USA (except that it was unusual and somehow by way of Holland).
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