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View Poll Results: What do you think about life-long monogamy?
I'm a man, and it's a Good Thing. 19 29.23%
I'm a man, and it's nuts. 9 13.85%
I'm a man, and I don't see an easy way out. 8 12.31%
I'm a woman, and it's a Good Thing. 16 24.62%
I'm a woman, and it's nuts. 3 4.62%
I'm a woman, and I don't see an easy way out. 2 3.08%
I'm a man, so I have to ask my wife about this. 8 12.31%
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:23 PM   #61
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I just get a kick out of the fact that he's defending his interaction with Charlie and apparently doesnt even remember what he did. *Charlie posted that he was going to take a breather from the forum because he didnt care for the politics and religion. *Dipstick here posted that he didnt think those topics were every really discussed, but charlie was apparently someone who was thin-skinned, so he could go suck it. *Charlie said and did nothing to him.
I wonder how many people you've run off. *Have you convienently forgotten the fact that you consistently stir up trouble here too. *Again, the pot calls the kettle black.

How is it my responsiblity because someone is thin-skinned about religion or politics?

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Further, I love his touting items such as his education. *Remember the post I put up showing that college graduates were getting degrees with lousy basic skills, and his reply saying he didnt think it was true...full of spelling and grammatical errors?
Were you the idiot that was trying to claim that many college graduates couldnt read? *We all got a laugh out of that. *

What in the world makes you think i'm going to care enough to proof-read a post to you? *I'm sure your grammar is absolutely perfect the first time you write something and you never have to proofread right, oh great one!

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Apparently someone very low on self esteem that needs to tell a lot of anonymous internet people how terrific he thinks he is. *But we better watch out...he's an internet tough guy and might beat us all up!
My wife would probably die of laughter if i told her when I got home today that someone said I had "low self esteem". * *

As for the physical threats, take that up with Jarhead. *He's the one that cant shut-up about bloodying people's nose. * I ignored the comment the first time. *Then he said it again. *Mind you this guy is over 60.......
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Re: Poll: Is Monogamy Right or Wrong?
Old 03-02-2006, 02:24 PM   #62
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.... says the self-admitted asshole (see earlier in the thread).
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:25 PM   #63
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At least i'm not a jerk with low self esteem that wants to tell off or beat up 60-somethings!!



And I never, ever 'stirred up trouble' with anyone who didnt attack me or another forum regular first, and I dont think with anyone that ever had any positive contribution to the forum.

Looks like my record is still intact.
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At least i'm not a jerk with low self esteem that wants to tell off or beat up 60-somethings!!
Umm, whatever. In reality, he wouldnt say it to my face and if he did, i'd just laugh (and so would anyone else standing there).
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I couldnt write this stuff myself...please keep it coming in case anyone still has any reasonable doubt of what a jerk you are.
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The topic is: Re: Poll: Is Monogamy Right or Wrong? I suggest lets get back on topic.
My guess is folks are tired of our bickering.

The topic actually interests me so i'd like to see the discussion continue.
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Cool! * The monogamy thread now looks like a fight between a happily married couple.

When I was young, the idea of life-long monogamy seemed absurd. * Let me get this straight -- you want me to enter into a lifetime contract and I don't get to do any heavy flirting with anybody else ever again? * Erhm, maybe we should just live together and see how it works, eh?

I can see the value when kids are involved, but the contract should be up for renewal once the kids have flown the coup.

But as my hormone levels drop, I'm starting to see the value. *

So, is human monogamy a cultural thing? * If so, it's pretty pervasive. * Or is it biological, like it is for penguins?
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Cool! The monogamy thread now looks like a fight between a happily married couple.
Here's your moderator-for-a-day badge:

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When I was young, the idea of life-long monogamy seemed absurd. Let me get this straight -- you want me to enter into a lifetime contract and I don't get to do any heavy flirting with anybody else ever again? Erhm, maybe we should just live together and see how it works, eh?
Heh, limited free agency. I like it. Although I've seen it work this way, anway.

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So, is human monogamy a cultural thing? If so, it's pretty pervasive. Or is it biological, like it is for penguins?
I'm almost sure it's cultural. Apes have the alpha male thing if you're into evolution. If not, look at historical leaders: harems and concubines (in spirit if not in name) were popular among human alpha males. Monogamy is a construct of religion and morality which are constructs of civilization.
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By the way, the moderator-for-a-day badge doubles as the Early-Retirement.org Home Vasectomy kit.

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I'm almost sure it's cultural. Apes have the alpha male thing if you're into evolution. If not, look at historical leaders: harems and concubines (in spirit if not in name) were popular among human alpha males. Monogamy is a construct of religion and morality which are constructs of civilization.
I completely agree.
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Oh, I left out the most obvious evidence it's biological:

EVERYBODY'S SCREWING EVERYBODY

It was so obvious I missed it the first time around.
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Here's an abstract (who needs to read actual papers?) that suggests monogamy evolved in primates as sort of a tit-for-tat agreement.* *Girl monkeys says "I'll have your baby if you protect me."* *Boy monkey says "Oooo!* * Ooooo!"

Monkey business


Interestingly, they also say that it's a function of population density. High density = harem. Low density = celebacy.
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How about Jerkiness?* Yep, you're a bigger jerk than I am.

Wow...you're right!


Uh oh...how about early retirement.

Nope, you're not retired.

How about portfolio size?

Nope, beat you there too.

Married to a mighty fine woman?

Nope, got you there.

Beautiful children?

Uh oh.* Its getting worse.

Bet I also have more dogs and cats than you do.* And a nicer car.* And I wear size 13 shoes...bet your feet arent that big.*

Wow...open the floodgates a crack and the water really starts pouring...



By the way, I could give a rats ass about you, but since you pulled the jerk routine on Charlie out of nowhere, and Charlies investing advice made me an extra $7000 last year, I figured I'd give you a little piece of the action.* Given your massive lack of social skills, its just too easy to pass by.

Jerk on...or jerk...err....nevermind.
This is pretty weak, CFB. You didn't bring up the two most critical measures of a poster's worth: IQ and post count.
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I didnt want to pile it on. Besides, he was doing a really great job of exposing his inner jerk without that much help.
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I didnt want to pile it on. Besides, he was doing a really great job of exposing his inner jerk without that much help.
At what point do you plan on shutting your trap?
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At what point do you plan on shutting your trap?
When someone who isnt a little toaster muffin asks me to...



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Adultry really is "wrong" no matter how you look at it.
Not if both partners don't think so but if only 1 thinks so then you are right.

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Not if both partners don't think so but if only 1 thinks so then you are right.

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A guy I know from work was a former "hippie type" lived in a commune and found his current wife there.* He claims to have an "open" marriage and to prove it he hit on a married woman who did not go along with his "open" marriage claim.* In fact, she disliked it so much he ended up in HR with a final warning and ruined their working relationship.* I don't know his wife all that well or know if she is also free to have sex outside of the marriage vows but I have a suspicion he feels freer about it than she does.*

I cannot imagine how a long term relationship would survive that kind of openness.* Maybe I am just old fashioned but I could never do that even if she agreed....because she could do it too and that would drive me nuts.* *
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To Whom it may concern:

I'm going to have to find something else to occupy my time when it's rained so much lately that playing golf is impossible. *(Course under-water).

Incidentally, I did not imply that I would break that boys nose given the chance.

The fact, given his attitude, it is just a surprise to me that it hasn't happened on more than one occassion.

Jarhead, who guarantees that I will ignore, in the future, any of his posts.

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