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Debutante 4 points ago +4 / -0

I think that is a boy. He looks to be about 15 -- but he's pudgy so he could be a year or two younger. When kids are "solid" -- they look older.

Point being -- he's underage. How did he get those piercings without parental permission? Who is giving him pocket money to spend on makeup? He's still too young for a work permit without a parent's signature.

So this "mess" isn't the kid's fault. It's the parent's fault.

My Dad (now deceased) would have straightened this kid out very quick if he was in charge of him. He would have had three kicks in the ass -- one for vae, one for vem, and one for vemself.

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Debutante 3 points ago +3 / -0

Is that Beetlejuice bopping around wearing the hat?

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Debutante 8 points ago +8 / -0

I was never sure the guy that died was Jeffrey Epstein. For all I know, his servers are with him somewhere at a new base of operations in a foreign country The photos they ran post death (forgot which tabloid) didn't exactly look like him.

As for Bill Gates, he's a pestilence on society. God needs to smite him.

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Debutante 1 point ago +1 / -0

You have problems with reading comprehension. I never said he died because I left him. But since you want to know -- cause of death was cancer.

He was in and out of my life for forty years because he lived in Europe. Whenever business drew him back to the United States, he would take the opportunity to do his thing.

You misunderstood completely. It had nothing to do with any emotional feeling toward me. He loved himself too much to have room to love anyone else. However, his ego couldn't take the fact that I left him. If it had been the other way around, he'd have been just fine. It was purely an ego thing.

My husband thought he was being ridiculous -- so he laughed his ass off whenever this guy called.

I knew that no matter what I said or didn't say he was so ego driven he was going to do exactly as he pleased.

I'm pretty sure after reading your response that you do not understand the clinical criteria for a diagnosis of Narcissistic personality disorder.

You seem to think that in every case some poor innocent fellow is being accused of narcissism by a hysterical woman. I simply gave you an example of one case where the man was actually a narcissist.

There are also women who are narcissists. I have met two in my life.

Generally speaking, people bandy about the term without a real understanding of what it means.

If my case history bothers you -- who pissed in your Cheerios? In other words, what woman gave you a hard time? Why do you feel the need to proclaim that there are no male narcissists and women use the term as a verbal weapon? ( your first post)

When I say that my ex boyfriend was a narcissist -- it's because he fits the criteria in the DSM 5.

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Debutante 0 points ago +1 / -1

Actually, there are narcissistic men but they aren't as common as media suggests.

I dated one when I was seventeen. I knew something was very wrong with his behavior but didn't know how to classify it at the time. Many years (and dozens of psychology classes later) I realized he was a textbook case.

Lest you think the failed relationship was my fault, HIS friends began to hate him for the way he treated me. One of them actually sat me down one afternoon and begged me to dump him because he said he couldn't stand watching it anymore and was afraid that he'd lose it someday and go after him.

But every time I tried to leave -- he would revert to the guy I originally met (who bore little resemblance to the person he became as the relationship progressed). And he'd do it just long enough to reel me back in.

I eventually broke it off and met my husband when I was eighteen.

My husband knew my ex boyfriend for years before I met either of them. He told me he wondered why I ever went out with "a guy who thinks so much of himself."

My ex hung around in one form or another on and off for over forty years until he finally died. My husband and I chalked it up to his ego being unable to accept I finally left him. After he died, I happened to bump into a guy who was his best friend in college who remarked, "you know, he was a narcissist." So everyone figured it out eventually.

So yes -- there are narcissistic men. They screw with your mental health, waste your time, and try to destroy your soul. Do not defend them. They also shit on other men.

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Debutante 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks. I wonder why they would call it "iron" though? They should pick a more contemporary name.

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Debutante 1 point ago +1 / -0

There's no point talking to you any further. None so blind as those who will not see.

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Debutante 1 point ago +1 / -0

No -- it's just very irritating to see you disparage the accomplishment of "the greatest generation." They were a very different type who rose to whatever challenges presented themselves. They deserve credit for their very real accomplishment and not have a pack of people who weren't around then pretend it never happened.

These were the same people who rose up as one nation and slapped the shit out of the Axis powers when they dared to bomb Pearl Harbor. They were tougher and had a "can do" spirit that you'd never appreciate unless you were lucky enough to have known them.

So I am not surprised you don't "get" why these people could accomplish things most other generations couldn't. They were a very special breed.

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Debutante 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well that should scare the bejeezus out of the climate change people.

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Debutante 2 points ago +2 / -0

He's probably speaking figuratively. A dome could not possibly encompass the entire United States. I'm no architect, but from what I remember from my art history classes the bigger the cathedral ceiling heights the more stresses and the more innovations developed to hold the building up. That's just one building. I can't imagine the stresses involved in trying to dome an entire country.

Edited to add: Or is he talking something like an electronic dome? Maybe I am taking him too literally.

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Debutante 4 points ago +4 / -0

Eh -- you should not "not" vote for him just because he's his father's son. The only consideration should be whether or not you think he's up for the job.

What do you mean by "he's too much of a try hard"? I've never come across that exprssion before.

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Debutante 1 point ago +1 / -0

The guy in this story is such a sick, sick , individual.

Poor dog.

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Debutante 1 point ago +1 / -0

Then why can't you just accept that you and I disagree on this topic?

Thing is -- I know what I'm talking about because my Dad worked on the project. And my Dad wasn't an idiot. He was taught physics by Enrico Fermi. So hell yeah -- I'm going to believe my Dad before I believe you.

My Dad's deceased now -- but he lived a good life and was a great Grandpa to my kids. And to the day he died -- he kept all of the stuff he worked on to himself. Nobody outside the immediate family ever knew he was one of the many, many, people who worked on the Apollo 11 project. He helped put man on the moon and that's pretty damn cool. That's a life well lived if you ask me. And yeah -- I am proud of him and the countless others whose names you will never know. But they got them up there.

Whatever you know about Apollo 11 you read from somewhere and God only knows who put the bullshit together and stuck it online or in some book.

I saw my Dad get up and go to work every day.

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Debutante 1 point ago +1 / -0

You're still trying too hard. And you are still failing.

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Debutante 1 point ago +1 / -0

Again, believe whatever the hell you want. I don't care.

Besides, for all I know, YOU may be someone who is trying to cover up the truth to hide the moon base I suspect is there. You might be some government spook. Don't know, don't care.

I still know it was real and I still suspect that it is highly probable that they took military advantage of the "high ground".

You are trying way too hard to insult me into abandoning what I know to be true. What is your motive? Why is what a perfect stranger on the net believes so important to you?

Spook?

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Debutante 3 points ago +3 / -0

Believe whatever the hell you want. I knew my Dad. He was not a liar.

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Debutante 3 points ago +3 / -0

Let's put it this way.

I know for a fact my dad worked on the command capsule of Apollo 11. And I know it was a massive project with a 355 million dollar budget and a huge work force. I know some of the top scientists in the country were on the project.

I also know that top scientists are really pissy when it comes to their "time". None of them would waste years on a project to hoax the public. It would take up their valuable time they could use for research. They value "time" more than money -- so I doubt they could lure them from the single minded pursuit of discovery with the customary "trinkets" that interest the rest of us.

I know my dad talked about the project at the dinner table but we were told NEVER to tell anyone anything about it. My grandmother never even knew her son was working on it.

When it launched, I remember watching it on TV and dying to tell my classmates that my Dad worked on it and not being able to say a word.

I know my Dad worked on other government projects until the day my mother got wind he was working around radioactive materials. (He forgot to remove the badge). That was the day she threatened to divorce him unless he went to work for somewhere with less risk to life. He complied.

All things being considered -- since I knew of all the projects my Dad worked on and all of them were real -- I have no reason to doubt the work he did on the command capsule of Apollo 11 was also "real"

As to your original question-- when I was in college, I had a lot of male friends who were Rangers. They used to sit around at the table and plan their mock battles and never paid attention to the girls -- and we heard things.

One thing I clearly remember was that in a battle situation having "high ground" is more desirable. I can't imagine any "higher ground" in closer proximity to the Earth than the moon.

Therefore, since I know Apollo 11 was real and I know the military always wants the "high ground" the logical conclusion would be the establishment of a moon base.

Of course, that would creep the shit out of other nations, so to hide it -- spread the rumor the moon landings were all a big hoax.

That seems logical to me -- given what I know about Apollo 11 and given what I know how military people think.

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Debutante 1 point ago +3 / -2

Actually -- I'm pretty sure you're the one that's left behind.

What bettter way to hide a base on the moon than to spread a "conspiracy theory" that nobody ever landed on the moon and it was all a hoax?

At least, I am fairly sure that's what this bullshit is all about.

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