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claire last won the day on May 16 2013

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  1. You mean, someone who rubs your neck and is polite enough to consider your preference? Nah.
  2. Harrison, your profile says you're 22. You just had a son. How old were you in 1960, when you became interested in hypnosis.
  3. Anyone who takes advice from Kevin deserves what he gets. Kevin like to play games with women, but he knows nothing about them. I think it makes him feel masculine to control women. What a fake, and women can see right through him.
  4. That's what I meant? Guess I didn't know what I meant. I must need someone like you to point it out. Thanks.
  5. Okay. I agree. Except with cigarettes, so many people get hooked young and stupid, like me. It is physically addictive. Can people stop. Sure. My thinking, which is admittedly not the smartest in this context, is that if I live a few more years due to quiting, is it worth it keep craving a cigarette. I don't think I'm being biased when I say I won't place it in the real of the immoral. Stupid, yes. Lack of self-discipline, yes. I still can't see immoral. On the other hand, I would put a drug user in the moral realm. Could be I just won't admit to the truth of cigarettes. I like them, damn it.
  6. Lord. Okay. Smoking is something we can foolishly become addicted to. Not smart, but probably millions of people have gone there. It's not anti-life or crap like that. It's a stupid act that can be hard to kick. You're hurting yourself. Affairs involve feelings and expectations. It also involves promises and a contract. Moral/immoral? Yes, contextual. I can easily see someone so unhappy in a marriage that an affair becomes more important than someone else's feeling, expectations, promises and contracts. Do you think Rand was that unhappy? On the othe hand, there are always cheating lice who pretend the lovey their spouse while screwing everything in sight. Immoral. Pretty much, if you want to debate the morality of lice. BTW, I think this started with the immorality of cigarettes. Do you think they are? Should the consequences be up to the smoker. Let's please keep second-hand smoke out of this.
  7. Are we arguing over words? We're talking of married people not married to each other engaging in sexual activity. Well, first, the word affair, which is a perfectly good word (you don't like it for some reason?) is a lot easier to use than the long, cumbersome phrase. That's why we have concepts. Are you under the impression Frank and Barara gave their so-called concept cheerfully, or might they have been verbally coerst with words? UJnethical? I'll let that one pass. Cruel? definitely, as you can read from various accounts, Barbara herself, and Frank's own niece, who has posted on OL how Frank shared his pain with his sibling. Is there any reason the niece, who had no idea Ayn was her aunt, should lie? I'm not sure what you're asking. By the way, there is a grammatical difference between adultery and affair, although the two words are frequently used interchangeablyv. Adultery means affair without partner's knowledge. Affair means a tryst with the partner's knowledge. Technically, affair would be a more acurate word in this case. Although that's really splitting hairs. I mean, what's this thing that only religious people use the word. Not true.
  8. Are you saying that only god-fearing people use the word adultery? I never said I considered adultery immoral. Nor do I consider smoking immoral. What would make you think I do. I'm not the one who called Ran a sinner.
  9. I wouldn't know. I'm an atheist so I'm not up on what is a sin or isn't. I'll take your word that it is so. Personally, I have not thought of her as a sinner.
  10. And if people make the choice to smoke, especially at a time when not much info was available, they are immorale? Are adultery and smoking equally immoral. By the way, just to let you know, adultery is adultery whether or not the spouses agrees. No, I'm not having religious visions (be careful about making statements about someone you don't know; you might get embarrassed) but I do have a dictionary. It's a perfectly moral little dictionary.
  11. Since you asked, yes. The dangers of smoking weren't as well known in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. I don't think there's been a recent time when adultery was acceptable. Correct me if I am wrong.
  12. You're worried about her cigarette smoking? How about the morality of having an affair with her best friend's husband? How does that relate to morality?
  13. What are you trying to do? All that's there is a bunch of words.
  14. "How a man goes about this, of course, is crucially important. But the fact remains that modern women are suffering from a glut of totally unimpressive guys. Men who know what they're doing in the area of romance have become virtually extinct." You are SO right! Kevin, you may be genuinely trying to impress a woman. I approve whole-heartedly. But the things you are suggesting are a turn-off to women. Example: first date, 45 minute coffee. I'm guessing you want to appear cool. Kevin, if a man did that to me, he'd be history in 46 minutes. Cool is unimpressive. Genuine interest is not the same as being needy. I want to respect a man, but a man who isn't interested in me won't get it. Just consider a woman's point of view. It's women you're trying to impress, right?
  15. Good, but I believe I may be missing your point.
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