commented on Uber Will Stop Operating in Bremerton
Because Uber is a criminal organization with a marketing department. They view all attempts by any outside entity to regulate what they do as a threat to their business model.
commented on On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Where Do We Stand With Stopping It?
Where do we stand? We have decided not to do a damn thing. That decision was made several years ago in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings. I see no prospect of anything that could happen to change that, and in all likelihood the number of places allowing untrained people to concealed carry will increase resulting in more firearms deaths, both accidental and deliberate.
commented on Ted Cruz Announces Fellow Fetus Fetishist Carly Fiorina as His Pick for VP
You are not the target on this. You will never be the target on this.
If (and I'm truly not sure at this point how large that if is) the party denies Trump the nomination at the convention and throws it to Cruz, this becomes part of a two-fold strategy to win:
Lock up the evangelicals.
Drive Hillary's negatives ever higher and reduce Democratic turnout.
As he has done throughout the campaign, this is groundwork for something down the road. Whether it works remains to be seen.
commented on Hillary's Devoting Significant Attention to Black Victims of Violence
"Still, it's hard to doubt the sincerity of Clinton's interest and sympathy for the suffering endured by the mothers of kids who've been gunned down."
She's insincere about everything else (except making money for Clinton Inc.), so why not this? In fact, I'm quite certain it's a pure ploy. Probably a good one, and hopefully for her sake better executed than the debacle at the Nancy Reagan funeral.
Aug 18, 2015
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Boyfriend Is Out—Should I Get Out?
Dan's advice was measured and practical. If following it will slow down completing your dissertation, DTMFA.
Seriously, you do not need a millstone to carry as you arch toward the end of the doctoral process. Call it a break when you get into the down and dirty part of finishing the degree if you want to, but reread what you wrote. You're fundamentally incompatible. Conversely, if breaking up now will adversely impact finishing your dissertation, wait, but resolve the relationship before the grace period on your loan repayment is up.
Jul 3, 2015
commented on Savage Love
Dan let the dom off way too lightly. Don't care if the LW1 presented as an "old hand" or not. Full body shaving is a body mod & a fairly major one with a small but serious health risk. (i've chatted with guys whose shaved hairs always end up infected--not a few, all of them. one damn near died.) In short, he may or may not be hot, but he's definitely an asshole to do that on a first date without negotiation. Don't go back.
As for your kink, you're in a great position to act on it. Vet your Doms more carefully. i'd have no compunction asking for references playing in this arena. Objectification is one of those things that sounds like it would be simple and relatively low-risk but is actually very complex and you can go tumbling into a psychological minefield you didn't even realize was there. Don't think with your dick.