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Name: Steve
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Request for Eating Disorders Support Group, thread already in GD

Thanks Skinner.


MRA versus healthy acknowledgement of male issues

I will state upfront that I'm no expert on the term MRA. That being said, I think one can acknowledge the issues we men face without being an MRA, a sexist or a misogynist.

Let me list a few:

1- Prostate cancer
2- Men as the default fodder for all American wars, justified or not
3- The cult of machismo
4- How to be a good father/brother/husband/son/grandfather/uncle/partner
5- How men deal with mental health issues and feelings

That's just off the top of my head. We men can deal with our issues without being anti-female or anti-feminism. Being a healthy male in American culture is great, but I don't think it's easy, at least not for those of us of my generation.

At any rate, hopefully this thread is constructive and helpful.

ETA: Changed wording of #2 to be less inflammatory.

Florida is broken, and I live here....

I don't think I need to explain why. We're pretty well known for Florida Man and Florida Woman exploits, as well as Governor Voldemort, callous Republicans, a weak Florida Democratic party, denial of the influence of global climate change/global warming upon Miami Beach, etc etc etc.

However...as Trof said about Alabama, it's home. Every state has its beauty and its not so wonderful things, and the same is true of Florida. There are intelligent, well-educated, compassionate and decent people here, and yes, the idiots too. The idiots tend to make the headlines. We decent people just do the best we can to be good to our neighbors and be good citizens.

At any rate, it's home. Heat, humidity, bugs, hurricanes and all, I love the state. We're growing even more purplish and hopefully in the next few years, we will be a BLUE state and not just purple.

Have a lovely summer day and thanks for reading


I'd like to be the host here.....

I promise to be a nice guy and I think my 9 years at DU bears that out.

Everyone cool with that ? If so, I'll talk to Skinner. Thanks !


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Pelosi Challenges Boehner: Take Impeachment Off the Table Right Now


Nancy Pelosi recently contrasted her approach to impeachment during the Bush era with John Boehner‘s now. And today Pelosi took to the floor to issue him a challenge: do as I did with Democrats back then, and tell your party that impeachment is off the table for good.

Yesterday John Boehner dismissed impeachment as a “scam” being ginned up by Democrats to raise money. And while the DCCC fundraised a lot sounding the alarms on impeachment, there have been Republicans floating the idea. And Pelosi said Boehner needs to be the one to quash it.

She said, “If you don’t want people to use the word impeachment, as your people have done, then tell them impeachment is off the table.”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

video at link above

Roll Call Vote on House Resolution 694, authority to sue President Obama


H RES 694 YEA-AND-NAY 30-Jul-2014 4:33 PM

QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution

BILL TITLE: Providing for consideration of H.Res. 676, providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States and H.R. 935, Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013; and for other purposes

REPUBLICAN = 227 Yeas, 1 Nay, 5 Not Voting
DEMOCRATIC = 0 yeas, 195 Nays, 4 Not Voting
INDEPENDENT = no Independent votes
TOTALS = 227 Yeas, 196 Nays, 9 Not Voting, 0 voted Present

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Serious political topic with impeccable argumentation and flawless documentation

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LA DU'ers, best wishes coping with WaterMainpocalypse

I'm sure traffic will be horrible for a while. UCLA got trashed pretty bad.

Boogie boards and inflatable boats on Sunset Boulevard after water main bursts


Millions of gallons of water spewed from a burst 93-year-old water pipe under Sunset Boulevard, flooding the University of California at Los Angeles campus and surrounding areas Tuesday, according to officials. In the aftermath of the more than 3-hour deluge, about an inch of water still stood in the school’s sports arena.

The 30-foot geyser sprayed 8 to 10 million gallons of water from a 15-foot-wide hole before it was finally shut off, city officials told the Los Angeles Times, leaving cleanup crews armed with squeegees and water vacuums to rid the university’s Pauley Pavilion of water and mud. The building underwent a multimillion-dollar face lift in 2012, the paper said.

“Unfortunately UCLA was the sink for this water source,” university chancellor Gene Block said, according to the Associated Press.

After the flooding began, authorities swarmed the campus. Tractors dumped mounds of dirt onto the ground in an effort to redirect water away from buildings. Water reached the height of most cars’ wheelwells. Police evacuated nearby parking garages. And firefighters, some using inflatable boats, rescued at least five people stranded in structures where their vehicles were stuck, according to news reports.
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