Someone shot up two power substations in North Carolina causing blackout to 40000 customers. Hope it's not some asshole militia's test run. Unlike transmission lines, transformers are slow and expensive AF to replace. Wrecking strategic ones can wreak widespread havoc that cannot simply get routed around like common failures. This was a major plot point in the Arthur Hailey novel Overload.
Trump calls for Constitution to be suspended so the 2020 election can get overturned. Thoughts?
UCLA study finds "Long Covid" symptoms are similar to other non covid illnesses sequelae, and are exacerbated by the social and economic disruptions of the2+ years of lock downs.
Meanwhile the deadline for PPP loan forgiveness and grants is a few weeks off, and many regular advertisers in adjacent fields are jumping on the bandwagon "assisting" businesses with their applications for a cut of that sweet, sweet tax money. One is a RE mortgage broker and the other a payroll firm boasting $96,000 average return per business.
I consider every penny of this DIRTY MONEY and won't touch any no matter how hard up my business gets. Everyone involved is ethically tainted and helping build up the economic fucking to come in the next year perhaps.
Truth is, I'm currently standing on my principles by liquidating and downsizing my life to low spend off grid simplicity.Read More
@niocs Good luck, you are at an advantage socially but can screw that up being either too light or harsh.
Holding him publicly accountable to the reputational consequences is your play.
I'm picturing in a stage conversation voice toward one but to all at random points in a gathering where he's present.
NAME here will try to ask your GF out... to a guy with GF
No doesn't mean NO to Name, here... to a single girl in group
That kind of thing. Spamming the social search engine with negative associations to his name.
There are strong amused mastery and whiny betaish ways this can come off so proceed with a plan in.mind.
@niocs What was the context, including did he know you were dating her when he asked?
The most powerful and non butthurt response is to call him out on it in public. Make it known that you know, and make other people in your group see not only his nature but also your frame. A light "I saw your ass in action" with an implied "and might KICK it next time, 'brother.'" makes a good display before everyone.
@Guy Don't begrudge the woman for approaching you, I believe it DOES reflect well on you. Let her down nicely and you won't handicap your chances with her chick friend network.
Personally I love boning chubby women. I'm genetically very low body fat so when I'm with a woman as thin as myself, our pubic bones clunk together audibly like two plate tampers going at it.
All other things NOT being equal, what was she like in general? Certainly not-fat isn't your only or main qualifier..?