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meower

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Posted: Oct 22, 2012 - 9:03am

 Isabeau wrote:
 buzz wrote:

Walmart offers generic birth control pills for $9. no insurance needed.

Birth Control Pills are a mix of different compounds of hormones. Hormones have a tremendously powerful effect all parts of the human body. Some women have more levels of testosterone or estrogen — thus creating imbalances that can create havoc and dangerous conditions for the body. One Blend of hormones for one woman may not be a wise blend for another. These are POWERFUL substances and therefore need a Doc/Gyn's supervision and annual exams that costs money.

There is no such thing as a One-Size-Fits-All Hormone regimen for women!

 

Exactly it's not like viagra.


Isabeau

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Posted: Oct 22, 2012 - 9:00am

 buzz wrote:

Walmart offers generic birth control pills for $9. no insurance needed.

Birth Control Pills are a mix of different compounds of hormones. Hormones have a tremendously powerful effect all parts of the human body. Some women have more levels of testosterone or estrogen — thus creating imbalances that can create havoc and dangerous conditions for the body. One Blend of hormones for one woman may not be a wise blend for another. These are POWERFUL substances and therefore need a Doc/Gyn's supervision and annual exams that costs money.

There is no such thing as a One-Size-Fits-All Hormone regimen for women!
aflanigan

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Posted: Oct 22, 2012 - 8:29am

Since we're discussing gender-related issues such as reproductive rights, here's a really interesting discussion about the gender gap in presidential elections.

Gender Gap Nears Historic HIghs
Coaxial

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 7:46pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

What's in my cleavage now?

 
And the keys to the moonbats mobile for that matter?
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 7:42pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:



 
What's in my cleavage now?
Umberdog

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 7:28pm

 miamizsun wrote:
there's a war on people
 
We're in a war against each other.
miamizsun

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 7:09pm

there's a war on people


geoff_morphini

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 6:12pm

 Zep wrote:
Please give it a rest, ok? I'm not much of a fan of the GOP, but what I like much less is all the garbage you're posting just because you hate or fear the GOP. 

You really have posted nothing of value regarding your political beliefs or the GOP's character other than to say you hate the party and they are going to enslave us all. 

Basically, you're just using these pages to vent your hatred and dump your spew, and it got old years ago. It's really time to give it a rest. It's time to stop treating RP as a toxic waste dump. 

Can we just leave it as you don't like the GOP? Do you really have to keep posting garbage? Links from wherever?

At his worst, Beaker (bless him) would post links without commentary and then quibble with anyone who would respond to them. Your behavior is no different; you just occupy a different frequency on the political spectrum. 

This post does not merit a response that is politically based. This is not a political argument. This is an argument from a community-standards point of view. Any response that goes back to the GOP will be ignored, followed by another plea similar to this one. 

So, I am begging you - please stop. 
 

 



Amen! No better way to say it.
kurtster

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 5:59pm

When I saw this thread pop up and clicked in before anyone had responded and saw the opening statement and author, I saw a thread started as nothing more than a place to bash partisans.  The title is partisan.  The title is a talking point designed to divide, not join or bring people together or foster conversation towards those ends.

Any attempts at something different other than agreeing with the openning statement were doomed from the beginning.

Glad I kept my nose out of here upon backscrolling since my first look yesterday morning.

buzz

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 5:53pm

 Rod wrote:
For what it's worth (and I know that ain't much) and to get back on topic, I do believe for lack of a better term, there is a war on women. Why are old white men the ones making the rules when it comes to women's reproductive rights? You can damn well bet if men were the ones who got pregnant, Walmart would have specials like "Abortion Fridays" and it would all be paid for, no probes, no questions asked. Of course, all birth control would be covered by insurance too. I mean, it's 2012 and women are still not getting equal pay for equal work. Who's calling the shots? We all know that answer.

 
Walmart offers generic birth control pills for $9. no insurance needed.


winter

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 5:47pm

 Rod wrote:
For what it's worth (and I know that ain't much) and to get back on topic, I do believe for lack of a better term, there is a war on women. Why are old white men the ones making the rules when it comes to women's reproductive rights? You can damn well bet if men were the ones who got pregnant, Walmart would have specials like "Abortion Fridays" and it would all be paid for, no probes, no questions asked. Of course, all birth control would be covered by insurance too. I mean, it's 2012 and women are still not getting equal pay for equal work. Who's calling the shots? We all know that answer.

 

Rod

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 5:31pm

For what it's worth (and I know that ain't much) and to get back on topic, I do believe for lack of a better term, there is a war on women. Why are old white men the ones making the rules when it comes to women's reproductive rights? You can damn well bet if men were the ones who got pregnant, Walmart would have specials like "Abortion Fridays" and it would all be paid for, no probes, no questions asked. Of course, all birth control would be covered by insurance too.

I mean, it's 2012 and women are still not getting equal pay for equal work. Who's calling the shots? We all know that answer.
bokey

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 5:21pm

 Zep wrote:

I'm not saying you can't spew. . just keep it in the ballpark.


 
Did you get ahold of Bud and get him to approve my 365/24/7 plan?
 


Zep

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 5:18pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
The upside is that it is now more "real" and you will be held accountable for what you say.  Fun as the old days were, I actually really appreciate the more mature RP. This is no longer a place where you can just spew. People here know each other. We expect and deserve more than just 2D black and white discourse. And I get a really good buzz when people like Islander and Winter call people out on their mode of delivery.  

That's what I'm thinking. Spew leads to more spew. Where does it end? When people drift away? No. 

FWIW I hate to see people get DD'ed. They all came here, found something, stuck around — and crossed a line. I'd prefer that their "punishment" be that they learn sumpin'.
 
I'm not saying you can't spew.. just keep it in the ballpark. 

steeler

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 5:04pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

:wrysmileemoticonthingy:

For the little bit it is worth, I read through all two pages of this thread and actually liked (almost) all I read.
I really do appreciate the voice of reason and I actually think most of you here do too and are coming at this from different angles but the passion is the same and that makes me feel good.

.. it made me even think back to the beginning when I first discovered this place, and this is probably totally skewed by own personal perspective, but back then RP was my first experience of the internet. It was pre-FB, it was even pre-blog. In fact there was stuff all on the internet where the kind of free and open discourse of RP was going on. I found it extremely liberating. You could say stuff. All kinds of stuff. You could even adopt personas or run with a theme, jump into vats of chocolate and squaff scallops, steal the keys to the moonbats mobile from BHD's cleavage and etc. etc. It was bloody marvellous. But it was kind of a guilty pleasure. None of my friends in Germany could relate to it and thought the internet, and everything associated with it, was intrinsically sick. It was the domain of child-porn and stalkers and they looked at me askance when I talked of this amazing new radio station I'd discovered. So I ended up keeping it to myself and there was a pretty strict delineation in my mind between real life and the internet..

.. and then it matured. After a while, you do kind of get to know people here. Everyone carries their own special signature. They way they talk, the things they say. It got to the point that I could pick people pretty quickly when they went incognito and entered here under another pseuonym. Cos, in the end, you are you. And you will always be you. And I still see this place as pretty much a forerunner of internet usage. It is evolving, and it is now becoming a mainstream form of communication. The downside is that those heady days of liberation from social mores are gone. The upside is that it is now more "real" and you will be held accountable for what you say.  Fun as the old days were, I actually really appreciate the more mature RP. This is no longer a place where you can just spew. People here know each other. We expect and deserve more than just 2D black and white discourse. And I get a really good buzz when people like Islander and Winter call people out on their mode of delivery.

Ok, so this makes the whole place more adult, and less of a playground than it used to be (though there is time for that too, I guess) but that loss is easily made up for by the salience that is gained.

I have a lot of respect for everyone here that holds others to a certain standard of delivery. I also still this place here as a forum for all sides of whatever spectrum is involved. I actually welcome the opportunity to discuss things with people who hold views that are totally opposite to my own. But I do expect a certain level of debate. It is more than simple decorum. I expect people to respect each other, no matter where they are coming from. People are complex, and the myopic branding of issues and people into black and white is for me like something from back in the early days of the internet, where you could say what you wanted and were never held accountable. Like in kindergarten.

 



Indeed. Thanks.
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 4:54pm

 MsJudi wrote:

Apologies, I didn't mean to imply that I was leaving RP... I'm NOT, I will simply abandon my friendship with HP, as that would appear to be her desire.

 
:wrysmileemoticonthingy:

For the little bit it is worth, I read through all two pages of this thread and actually liked (almost) all I read.
I really do appreciate the voice of reason and I actually think most of you here do too and are coming at this from different angles but the passion is the same and that makes me feel good.

.. it made me even think back to the beginning when I first discovered this place, and this is probably totally skewed by own personal perspective, but back then RP was my first experience of the internet. It was pre-FB, it was even pre-blog. In fact there was stuff all on the internet where the kind of free and open discourse of RP was going on. I found it extremely liberating. You could say stuff. All kinds of stuff. You could even adopt personas or run with a theme, jump into vats of chocolate and squaff scallops, steal the keys to the moonbats mobile from BHD's cleavage and etc. etc. It was bloody marvellous. But it was kind of a guilty pleasure. None of my friends in Germany could relate to it and thought the internet, and everything associated with it, was intrinsically sick. It was the domain of child-porn and stalkers and they looked at me askance when I talked of this amazing new radio station I'd discovered. So I ended up keeping it to myself and there was a pretty strict delineation in my mind between real life and the internet..

.. and then it matured. After a while, you do kind of get to know people here. Everyone carries their own special signature. They way they talk, the things they say. It got to the point that I could pick people pretty quickly when they went incognito and entered here under another pseuonym. Cos, in the end, you are you. And you will always be you. And I still see this place as pretty much a forerunner of internet usage. It is evolving, and it is now becoming a mainstream form of communication. The downside is that those heady days of liberation from social mores are gone. The upside is that it is now more "real" and you will be held accountable for what you say.  Fun as the old days were, I actually really appreciate the more mature RP. This is no longer a place where you can just spew. People here know each other. We expect and deserve more than just 2D black and white discourse. And I get a really good buzz when people like Islander and Winter call people out on their mode of delivery.

Ok, so this makes the whole place more adult, and less of a playground than it used to be (though there is time for that too, I guess) but that loss is easily made up for by the salience that is gained.

I have a lot of respect for everyone here that holds others to a certain standard of delivery. I also still see this place here as a forum for all sides of whatever spectrum is involved. I actually welcome the opportunity to discuss things with people who hold views that are totally opposite to my own. But I do expect a certain level of debate. It is more than simple decorum. I expect people to respect each other, no matter where they are coming from. People are complex, and the myopic branding of issues and people into black and white is for me like something from back in the early days of the internet, where you could say what you wanted and were never held accountable. Like in kindergarten.


Isabeau

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Gender: Female


Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 4:38pm

Woa. Woa! Deep Breath please peeps. Everyone feels passionately right now, but adding to it is some serious planetary Mal going on... don't fuel yourselves into anger. You'll just all feel shitty tomorrow.

2¢. I shaddup now. {#Shifty} 
K_Love

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 4:36pm

 MsJudi wrote:
Ok, then. I've been asked privately to fuck off, and I believe I will. As an FYI, it's a permanent condition.

 

Zep

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 4:32pm

 hippiechick wrote:
I made the mistake of thinking that I could have a conversation about the subject.  

But you're not having a conversation. That is the whole point. You're hiding behind posted links and casting wild statements. Link re-posting is furthering an agenda. They're not your words at all. 

There may very well be a war on women, or if not a war, then a general move to roll back reproductive rights. I don't necessarily disagree with that. 

It's worse over in the Mitt Romney forum, where you're just reposting the trash others are saying about him on the Internet. That's when RP becomes a toxic waste dump. I would expect the trashier blogs to bash Obama and/or Romney, but RP is not a trashy blog.
 
MsJudi

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Posted: Oct 21, 2012 - 4:21pm

 2cats wrote:

Judi, NO.

 
Apologies, I didn't mean to imply that I was leaving RP... I'm NOT, I will simply abandon my friendship with HP, as that would appear to be her desire.
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