jakelafort

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 7 hours, 55 minutes ago

    Unseen, i did not know that interesting/alarming stat. I betya polyamorous guys are not murdering their pregnant wives/gfs who have gotten pregnant by another. That is more evidence that polyamory is a better path for those with the right make-up. It is a bit more noble to be loved as a person as opposed to a sex object.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 8 hours, 2 minutes ago

    Unseen, your question leads to the need to define romance. Fuck, that is tougher than love. Seems more subjective to me..

    But i just think polyamorous are able to somehow separate what would drive a stake through the heart of others. Perhaps they view sex the way you or i view an innocent hug. I have spoken to a few such people and they seem to…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 8 hours, 14 minutes ago

    The biological baggage we mammals endure will be absent in the genesis of awareness in AI. Gives me hope that something closer to free will may emerge.

    Do any of you know whether same/similar chemicals, hormones, parts of the brain, neural pathways, are in play during love, patriotism, religious devotion, and sports fanaticism? I am not aware…[Read more]

  • Thinking then, thinking now, are we mistaken to think we know how?

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 18 hours, 58 minutes ago

    I suspect a proponent of polyamory will say that the exercise of power in a romantic relationship is the antithesis of love. Love elevates the romantic partner. It does not put her in shackles. Sex it will be said is a desire or need that is independent of the partner’s bond. Giving each other permission to have sex with others does nothing to…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 23 hours, 56 minutes ago

    I will take it but i am gonna repurpose it as paroxysms of spasmodic cosmic love.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 1 day ago

    Not sure it can be characterized as dancing but some sort of spasmodic paroxysms of movement.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 1 day ago

    Thanks Jody

    I think it is the first music vid i watched in its entirety.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 1 day, 6 hours ago

    Yes, that is true..parents for their kids.

    Interesting take Unseen, bout power in polyamorous. I think polyamorous people would laugh at that notion.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic What is love? in the forum Small Talk 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Love is sharing half of your favorite meal. It is getting as much satisfaction from their pleasure as your own. It is feeling their pain…not running…doing utmost to relieve their pain. It is honesty except when honesty is on balance a bad decision. It is a form of intimacy in which you reveal things to the other you will not otherwise share.…[Read more]

  • And those same older men probably think Greta Thunberg is a bit too big for her britches. Easier said than done, Jody, but ya gotta try to not be offended or upset by em.

     

  • Taking orders from younger and female?

    That is pretty obvious. Humans like many mammals are HIGHLY SOCIAL and keenly aware of their place in the pecking order. Now superimpose a cultural/religious overlay of the notion that women are inferior to men and you have in essence an untenable situation for a 40 or 50 or 60 year old male. …[Read more]

  • The merry-go-round is going round and round. So for now i will step off like George in Seinfeld.

  • Robert you may be hip to the economic cycles which adumbrate the market’s movement and to the notion that economic cycles are inevitable and are reflected in the market. (BTW you put in a stop/loss order so that you don’t even need to pay close attention)

    But you are either oblivious or willful in failing to appreciate the risk of the market.…[Read more]

  • If i had to bet on where the US market would be in 40 or 50 years i would sell it short. The USA is in serious decline. The challenges of civilization are probably too great to overcome.

    Were i to advise a youngster who has the disposable income i would tell em to allocate some of it to fun, some of it to cash, some of it to the market( tech,…[Read more]

  • Robert, you intended the pun. Did you also intend to alter the meaning of gambling i am conveying?

    I am equating investing with gambling (think roulette or poker) I will reiterate-the mantra about long-term investing was at one point abandoned. Pundits said you have to pick stocks. Stick and move. It is no longer safe to buy and hold is what…[Read more]

  • Jody, i agree. I have read a few on investing. BORING!

    Further, agreed your take on tobacco and vaping. But if you do become involved in investing you will learn that perception is often paramount.

  • Robert, buying ETF’s and the indices makes a lot of sense if you are investing. But it is fairly meaningless if an event occurs that shakes investors to the core and there is no respite in sight. It is also true that sell-offs and crashes are blips in the trajectory of a long-term investor. However what one ought to be cognizant of is that past…[Read more]

  • Jody, there are loads of books on investing for beginners. Brokerages also have information and brokers who can answer specific questions. Cannabis when it became apparent that legalization was going to become the rule was initially a big winner but has in general not done well recently. But that can change. It certainly is a compelling story. I…[Read more]

  • Reg, is that a coon cat?

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