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Topic: You Know What I Hate....?

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FearlessF

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #364 on: March 07, 2018, 08:23:05 PM »
I hate politics
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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #365 on: March 07, 2018, 09:37:49 PM »
I hate politics
Building on that, I hate lame attempts to bait people into meaningless political arguments

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« Reply #366 on: March 07, 2018, 10:42:28 PM »
I hate beets
They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

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« Reply #367 on: March 08, 2018, 08:17:16 AM »
i do actually HATE something... I really hate it... and it's akin to politics and staring me in the face right now... 

taxes.  i despise them.  it's not enough that everything you buy is taxed, and after already being taxed several times in the raw material all the way to production phase, and then the funds you use to purchase are taxed as income, and.... on and on.... it's complicated with layers and layers of complexity, with each deduction buried just deep enough to make you question whether it's worth diving for... and it is... because, if nothing else, EF THEM- that's why. 

then comes the puzzling items... and this i just don't get... if i paid too much in taxes i get a return... one from the state of from the feds... the feds, the following year, tax my state return from the prior year as income, and the state taxes my federal as income... taxes i overpaid they tax. they cut a check and send it to me, and i get to figure out how much taxes to pay on it... it's income, okay, i guess i can make that leap, but.... it's being sent from each respective tax organization, so why can't they account for taxes off the tax overpayment i made and send me that?  

 why do they offer a deduction? being basically suspicious of free money, i questioned that the first time i ever did taxes other than an EZ form, and guess what? I've NEVER came short of at least DOUBLING the 'standard deduction'..... which is to say that thing is implemented, i'm certain, to lure the lazy or the dumb... or the dumb lazy... 

and another: why are there 97k pages to the federal tax code alone? 

if i had million or billions, i too could hire a legion of tax attorney's to find every loop hole in the mess, and come out with a return large enough to pay for that legion of tax attorney's- which is the REAL reason why there are 97k pages- to hide loopholes... 

i'm going to do the same thing i've done for the past ten years starting this weekend- i'm going to get drunk on homemade booze and giggle about revenuers whilst i do my annual civil duty of taxes... but i ain't gonna make it easy on them no i'm not... i can't recall the last time my completed taxes were less than 175 pages.  

i HATE taxes.... 

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #368 on: March 08, 2018, 10:16:40 AM »
Just going to say that women are not the ONLY imperfect humans on the planet. 
Men have their own set of issues, even if it doesn't fall under the category of "being dramatic".    They can also be deadbeats, manipulators, abusers, and outright aggressive on their own without being provoked by a female.    Think about which gender is carrying out the majority of these mass murders happening on a monthly basis....     

But yeah, I can agree there are signs that you are with someone that is not a keeper for sure - on either side of the gender scale.  
It's a very special thing to find someone you are willing to commit to for life (flaws and all), and even more special when it happens without one reaching the breaking point.  The "till death" part of the vows seems to be disregarded with as many asterisks & exceptions as there are tax code loopholes, so it's admirable to me when couples can make it last for generations.     


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« Reply #369 on: March 08, 2018, 11:15:39 AM »
Hey Erin, tell us the red flags that send wom3n scurrying away from men.
I’ve always wondered why so many women seem to prefer losers who treat them like crap over nice guys with good jobs who treat them with respect.

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« Reply #370 on: March 08, 2018, 12:05:25 PM »
Hey Erin, tell us the red flags that send wom3n scurrying away from men.
I’ve always wondered why so many women seem to prefer losers who treat them like crap over nice guys with good jobs who treat them with respect.
Well red flags can sometimes be buried under very careful behavior, so sometimes they aren't just waving up in the air for all to see.
I'm thinking of scam artists and those with double-lives, which are the most awful traps to get involved with, who are particularly clever about disguising their flaws.  If anyone is into Podcasts, there was one from last fall called "Dirty John" that was very intriguing, and the family even had a Dateline episode about it, involving a man that was very good at convincing his wife to ignore the "red flags" and somehow had her under his thumb even when her other family members raised concerns about him.     Listening to it, I couldn't believe how the woman could keep letting him into her life, but there are many women who just want to be taken care of, are extremely trusting/forgiving, and are convinced they can "fix" someone's flaws if the feeling of "true love" is in the picture.   Humans are very complex creatures.

But personally, there are red flags that would be tough for me to overlook.  Some are materialistic, and some are behavioral, with some more concerning than others.    Extreme jealousy, short-temper or easily angered, not having a job that lasted more than a month or just a very unstable work history, has a criminal record specific to assault or domestic violence, no credit or asks if you would buy something for him with your own credit, belittles or insults other people regularly.     It's not necessarily as easy to recognize some of these as it is for a woman who "wears a lot of makeup" or has too much fat on her body.  

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« Reply #371 on: March 08, 2018, 12:15:26 PM »
...It's not necessarily as easy to recognize some of these as it is for a woman who "wears a lot of much makeup" or has too much fat on her body.  
Thank you for that thoughtful, intelligent and insightful answer, Erin.
As to your above-quoted paraphase of my warning signs, you do realize I have to oversimplify things for the masses online here.  Right?   This is like the only place in the world where I talk to 6 year-olds lest I get into a flame war with morons extrapolating strawmen.
Tell me this - do you think ii is a wariness of clever, duplicitous con men that make so many women fall for the guy who’s dumb as a stump?

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« Reply #372 on: March 08, 2018, 12:30:36 PM »
Perhaps its true for some, but dumb people can be just as harmful as clever, manipulative people.    You can't really know everything about anyone, even your own spouse, parents or kids.   Such is the excitement of human relationships, and that's why I'm an accountant by profession.   One could spend their whole lives analyzing and trying to figure out human behavior, instinct, and correlations, and never even come close to a solution.  With numbers, there's always a solution/resolution.  Working with numbers rather than people is just more sensible for me, haha. 

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« Reply #373 on: March 08, 2018, 04:53:41 PM »
Hey Erin, tell us the red flags that send wom3n scurrying away from men.
I’ve always wondered why so many women seem to prefer losers who treat them like crap over nice guys with good jobs who treat them with respect.
I'm not the nicest guy, don't have the best job, and may not show as much respect to some women as I should, but I feel I'm well above average in every category.
and yet, good women scurry away from me.
crazy women and women that are drunk seem to like me
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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #374 on: March 08, 2018, 05:59:48 PM »
I agree, let's turn everything over to women.  I tired of new stuff getting invented.  Enough already.

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« Reply #375 on: March 08, 2018, 09:30:45 PM »
I gotta say this page of this thread is golden.  Quite glad Erin showed up to provide some insight.

And Erin-- on average, men are babies.  Children.  At best adolescents, which is probably actually worse than babies or children when I think about it.

Honestly it's a wonder anyone ever hooks up at all.  Just a matter of hormones I suppose.

Which simply reinforces the point I tried to make again and again to my various vegan girlfriends years ago-- it's naive or even worse, incredibly arrogant and egocentric to imagine humans are anything more than the animals we cohabit this planet with.  We're all part of the food chain.  Imagining we're not, is doing a disservice to the natural order.

Which is precisely why eating BBQ is so very, very important to the station of humankind.
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« Reply #376 on: March 09, 2018, 01:49:56 AM »
They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

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« Reply #377 on: March 09, 2018, 08:11:54 AM »
i love how everyone else is crazy.... 

my thoughts are we're all crazy.  every single one of us.  some of us are fortunate enough to have found a complimenting or compatible crazy and have surrounded ourselves with friends and family who are similar brands of crazy, and so we don't much notice just how crazy- as the basis for measure is skewed... 

before un-throttled crazy vectored toward my position and in the case of my first wife, i was given slight insight to a mind i knew i would never come to treaty with- and it happened one night in the small hours.  it wasn't for a couple more years the wheels came off the cart (and the axle broke, the drivetrain shattered and the .... ) with her, and i kept thinking back to this little insight the whole time, which was prior to "I do's" and at a point where i could have stopped the madness...

she was crying in the dark, laying on the other side of the bed... quietly but audibly.  I asked her "what's wrong" and she said "nothing", and i pressed further "your ass wouldn't be crying in the dark in the middle of the night if there wasn't something wrong"... she finally shared.. She informed me she just became aware that her step father and mother had set up a college fund account for their grandchild and her nephew.  I thought to myself "wha, tears of happiness?" so i said "that's great! very nice and thoughtful of them" just to have her explode on me.  She said "What about me?  Where is my college fund? Why is the grandchild so much more special than me? I deserve at least half of what they just gave him!!"...... i knew right then and there the bch was crazy in a dangerous way (sociopath possibly?) and straight up ignored it... until it manifest some years later and i said "see ya!'. 

so... my brand of crazy is knowing what i'm dealing with and playing anyway... 

my wife, now, is level headed and thorough- she isn't given to emotional reaction, and it counters my snap to judgement.  i'm better with her than i am not, and it's the same for her in other ways.  and that, i think, is the key- not only being that, but knowing that.  

 

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