Dec 20, 2012
commented on A Bill for Video Games Arrives before a Bill for Guns
Eh, well, proposing research done by the NAS is not the same thing as outright legislation.
In fact, it can be beneficial - even if it just reinforces how irrelevant it is on something like this...or just how it fits into our cultural ecosystem.
Sep 14, 2012
commented on I, Anonymous
Arthur Zifferelli - poor dear thinks people commenting on a blog post from an anonymous source is the same thing as 'railroading' and 'convicting'. Why are child molesters so sensitive?
May 31, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day: John Shore's Advice to a Young Christian
@15: Yeah, I missed the part, too, about his mom making him do it - Go Go Gadget Skim-reading! He should use some of the teen trademarked You Can't Tell Me What to Do and do something better with his time than try to face down a bigot with authority while trying to sort out his own spiritual crisis.
As a former fundy bigot, I am pretty optimistic about the possibility happening with some - but this situation doesn't seem like it.
Mar 1, 2012
commented on Atheist Billboards in Arabic and Hebrew
I do think it's obnoxious, but I agree with balderdash/25.
I'm a theist (of sorts) and I know my atheist/etc friends have to look at this shit all the time, esp here in the US Southeast plus all these Moroni-damned I'M MORMON billboards everywhere.
Jul 13, 2011
commented on Netflix Raises Rates
Christy O makes some good points there.
My initial impression was "well, I don't like paying more money", which seems obvious for most people, but then I realized...the one DVD I've gotten from Netflix in some time has been sitting on my player for 3 months now, so I may as well drop to a lower plan and go on with life.
Jun 26, 2011
commented on Bisexuals
First off, yay @63, @74 and @75: seeing the point, even if there's some problematic language in there.
I'm sum it up for the rest of you who feel the need to point out how many hyphens you have in your name, or that your relationship/sexuality credentials need to be proven:
It's about visibility. This is pretty much the ongoing message to the rest of the letter-salad group since there's been a movement.
And bisexuals "vs." trans-...
@Whoop di do: THANK YOU for giving me the words to use now - "bisexuality accommodates this - the idea is that we're attracted to our own sex and to other sexes. THAT is the "bi" in the term, not "men and women."
I've caught unholy hell from trans friends for identifying as 'bi' and not shifting to a less comfortable 'pansexual' or 'omni' or whatever terminology someone else thinks should be put over my head.
Jun 24, 2011
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Newly Out & Proud Bisexual
Christy: "It's complicated."
Sex partners aren't always just someone we screw then ignore the rest of the week.
I started out only being interested in men for sex, but have grown quite fond of some of them since. If I wasn't engaged to a wonderful woman, I could now see having a romantic relationship with men ~almost~ as easily, while I still have a meter that's slightly turned towards more superficial and sexual relationships.
So yes, there's a difference, but it's not a categorical difference, just one of nuance.