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capricorn44
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Able to leap tall buildings given plenty of notice.

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  • I hate living in Seattle or I wish I lived in Seattle
  • If you could bring one dead person back to life, who would it be?: Anthony Minghella
  • What song do you never want to hear again?: La Bamba - still hate it after all these years
  • Tushy or Tuchus
  • Elliott Bay or Amazon

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Nov 10, 2012 capricorn44 commented on Christian Right: "How come nobody wikes us? All we wanna do is persecute gay famblies and force women to have wape babies. And nobody wikes us! Wah!".
@15 Exactly. What they did was actually very effective. It showed Americans, in no uncertain terms, the right's lack of morals, empathy and complete lack of human decency. Their message came through loud and clear and the voters showed that we understood exactly where the extremists are coming from.
May 15, 2012 capricorn44 commented on "Christians" like Tony Perkins are Forcing People to Choose Between their Churches and their LGBT Family Members and Friends....
@34 Using your logic people who are disabled due to preventable accidents or bad habits are choosing to be disabled. And your flawed logic makes sexuality in general a choice. A person could've been gay but they chose to be straight. It's semantics and you're very bad at this game. You can't have it both ways. It's not up to the likes of you to decide who gets a pass and who doesn't. The only choice I see in your argument is the choice you're making to remain willfully ignorant.
May 5, 2012 capricorn44 commented on The Professionally Confused and Frantically Brandishing.
The one good thing about the ever so lovely Seattleblues crawling out from under his rock is Kim's absolutely amazing post @20.
Dec 5, 2011 capricorn44 commented on Bullying Victim's Video Goes Viral.
@21 It may be hard for you to grasp but even in this day & age there may be no one to talk to. When I was growing up there was the occasional kid who would step in, only to be bullied themselves for associating with me. I would bet this video was a last resort for Jonah. At least he did something which is more than you appear to be doing. If you've been through this yourself then you should be ashamed to even suggest that it's "emo narcissism bullshit".

Obviously, if you went through this and 'just suck it up' was your solution it didn't work for you. Survival doesn't have to equal bitterness.
Nov 17, 2011 capricorn44 commented on On Glitter, Transphobia, and Hate Speech.
@249 You've hit the nail on the head. Reminds me of an exchange between Clive Owen & Jude Law in the movie "Closer":

Law: Everybody wants to be happy.
Owen: Depressives don't. They want to be unhappy to confirm they're depressed. If they were happy they couldn't be depressed anymore. They'd have to go out into the world and live. Which can be depressing.

As someone who spent 30+ years being rejected before getting my act together I can say that things were much, much easier when I was being rejected for something I have very little control over. You get used to it. You know where you stand. There's no validation for for getting your shit together. In fact, there's a bit of rejection from people like Rose Pedal who insist it's your fault they're miserable. Vicious circle that.. With relative happiness comes responsibility. With rejection there's a built in excuse for every woe that befalls you.
Sep 15, 2011 capricorn44 commented on Who You Wanna Take Sex & Relationship Advice From?.
I wouldn't for a moment say you don't have a right to your views, but don't make the mistake of thinking them widely shared.

We can safely same about you & your 1955 view of the universe.
Sep 15, 2011 capricorn44 commented on Who You Wanna Take Sex & Relationship Advice From?.
Reading the comments on the article I'd like to know when 'explicit' became a bad word. I'd much rather take advice from someone like Dan who actually gives a damn that what he's telling people is based on fact not fantasy and who shows compassion for people who need it. If I recall correctly, Ann Landers, called it 'comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable'. Most religions have that backwards.
Sep 2, 2011 capricorn44 commented on SL Letter of the Day: A Friendly Amendment to CPOS Rule.
@16 EXCUSE ME? How on earth do you get that out of what I wrote?
Sep 1, 2011 capricorn44 commented on SL Letter of the Day: A Friendly Amendment to CPOS Rule.
@1 We can't ignore that celibate by circumstance is not the norm. And there is a norm, a majority if you will. Your average person will more than likely say that they don't know what they'd do if they were never intimately touched by another human being. A tiny portion of the population knows that you can survive, it's very, very hard, but not impossible. But I don't think it's out of line for Dan to acknowledge that's not the norm.
 
 

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