jakelafort

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Me Three in the forum Politics 6 days, 23 hours ago

    We three, we’re not even good company…my echo, my shadow and me.

     

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Thoughts and Prayers in the forum Advice 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Simon, the  christmas season with its inundation from tv, radio, business and citizens with christmas messages and “merry christmas” made me sick as a kid.  Growing up jewish, (ancestry not religion)  atheist and not sharing their bigotry i felt like an outsider.  Hated hearing that crap.  God bless you was even worse.  No doubt many feel that…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Thoughts and Prayers in the forum Advice 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Beth, can’t say i agree that your company is well-intended in giving that message. It is not malicious either.  It is simply mindless cant. Thoughts and prayers in such circumstances are for those who know and care for the deceased.

    It seems to me this affront is similar to merry christmas.  The assumption is that we are all christians who c…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Thoughts and Prayers in the forum Advice 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    I have been out of law for 8 years so i can’t speak with any conviction.

    My hunch is that Beth’s employer is not violating any state of federal statute.  Nor is the first amendment invoked in terms of the company missive having a chilling effect on speech since the state action requirement is absent (unless Beth works for the state)

    If Beth…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Thoughts and Prayers in the forum Advice 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    agree with you Beth…it is common practice and underlying the request is a religious mindset of intolerance and demand to conform…but keep your complaint anonymous because the risk involved in being public about gripe is too great

  • Jake LaFort posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    no worries..we all can relate…having more pressure than we feel we can bear…hope it gets better

  • Jake LaFort posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    was not being flip, just meant perspective can be gained in looking at something greater than we are…did not know about pregnancy

  • Jake LaFort posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Look at the stars, Belle.

    • What the fuck are the stars going to do for me they are made of dust. I may as well pray to the non-existent mother fucker of a so-called God named Oreo because it would do just as well don’t you think?

      • Sorry I’m really fucked up right now and going crazy. Even the psych hospital won’t take me in

      • Long term, try and do what you can to change your life.

        Short term, try and de-stress any way you can. Walking in a natural environment is always a good one.

      • It’s very helpful to recognise your emotions and what is causing them. Those emotions are messages telling you something.

  • Chicken Little is in the building.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Love Never Fails in the forum Small Talk 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Tom, I am impressed. You diagnose the women in my life without knowing them.  I guess that makes you god.  Say Tom, i seem to have a growth on my neck.  Is it malignant?

    Love happens when pain can bring understanding, not revenge.

    That is a good line.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Love Never Fails in the forum Small Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hope ya can eRADicate it.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Love Never Fails in the forum Small Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Belle, what is RAD?

    It seems every woman i have ever known who described to me how she had been abused as a child is mentally ill. In researching the issue it turns out to be worse than my impressions formed through anecdotes.  Vulnerability to disease increases, to mental illness increases and life expectancy is reduced.

    So why is it in…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Love Never Fails in the forum Small Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Nope…great childhood…

    Interesting though to take note just how much damage is done in childhood and the lifetime repercussions…it is alarming and seems to be a topic of little discussion

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Love Never Fails in the forum Small Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Pain waiting to happen

  • Belle, I would leave you a private message if i know how.

    No matter how badly you feel or the resolve you have to end it go to the doctor that prescribed anti-depressant.

    Make an emergency appointment as soon as you can. The medication is making you feel this way.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Yes, theists commit a COSMIC ARROGANCE in pretending to have a clue and still greater when telling people how to live.

    When a writer challenges theistic world views it is either going to be an explicit or implicit rejection of an entire way of life.  It can be shattering to a theist to be told their lives and the universe  are not at all as t…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I know what ya mean.

    I used to enjoy  it when i was underestimated as an attorney and won in court against some priestly and arrogant lawyer.

    But it seems like arrogance is a natural outgrowth of excellence.  Super pilots, super athletes, super doctors,  super intelligent folks, seem to be cocky and arrogant. Not always. Often.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    ya one-upped the motherfuckers line.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    No fun being a doormat Belle.

    Glad you are being assertive.  Nice line concerning rich white motherfuckers!

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    That is a good metaphor of a rubber band but fortunately it takes a lot of stretching before it snaps.

    I go to Vermont a few times a year and always love the visit. The air is better.  It is so fucking scenic. Mountains all over. Lots of tiny towns. Not too many people and the people seem friendly to me.  Not easy to get a job there though.  A…[Read more]

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