The Nice Guy attitude is reinforced by society. How many movies, tv shows, and books have a woman rejecting a guys advances over and over only to have her eventually “fall in love with him”. These stories teach men that if they are just persistent enough, “nice” enough, etc. that the object of their affection will suddenly realize they want to jump on their dick. No. What we should be teaching is that men should respect a rejection or refusal when it is given. Back off. And do not hang around her saying you’re fine with being friends when you are clearly NOT. If you don’t want to be in the friend zone, then remove yourself from it. It is manipulative, creepy, and wrong to accept an offer of friendship from a woman when your real goal is to date her or to fuck her, especially when she’s already expressed she is not interested.
Take responsibility and make your intentions clear. If she doesn’t want the same thing and you can’t settle for being friends without constantly waiting, hoping and trying to steer things toward what YOU want, then don’t be her damn friend. Go find someone else.
This. The whole concept of “the Nice Guy stuck in the friends zone” is based on two things. One, not being willing to tell the girl what you want. Two, not being willing to accept what the girl wants. It’s stupid, it’s insulting (to her and you), and it’s a waste of everyone’s time.
This was one of the most difficult and painful pieces of cultural programming I every had to overwrite.
American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.
What the actual fuck. It’s time for a revolution.
It’s tempting to say that this is understandable in the modern day of fast-moving, secretive threats, but giving the government the power to declare a citizen a terrorist and kill them, anywhere in the world, without judicial and public oversight, is a bridge way too far.
A Rankin County mother will serve more time in federal prison for lying on her food stamp application than a group of people recently sentenced in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.
[Judge] Wingate bypassed sentencing McLemore under federal guidelines that suggested she receive two to eight months in prison and would have made her eligible for probation. He instead sentenced her under a federal statute that carries a maximum five years in prison.
She received $4367 in benefits. She paid the money back, but she’s still going to fucking prison.
Yeah, she’s a liar and clearly has a drug problem, but three years in prison? For a 47 year-old non-violent offender? What the fuck is wrong with this country?
The rich and powerful get away with murder, while someone’s 47 year-old mom — who is so poor she needs food stamps — gets three years in prison for lying on an application. For food stamps. That she needs because she’s so poor.
This is happening in the richest country on the planet, by the way.
"Between 1979 and 2005 the inflation-adjusted, after-tax income of Americans in the middle of the income distribution rose 21 percent. The equivalent number for the richest 0.1 percent rose 400 percent."
So… if these people are the “job creators”, why don’t we have 400% more jobs?
“Police used batons to try to push the students apart. Those they could separate, they arrested, kneeling on their bodies and pushing their heads into the ground. Those they could not separate, they pepper-sprayed directly in the face, holding these students as they did so. When students covered their eyes with their clothing, police forced open their mouths and pepper-sprayed down their throats. Several of these students were hospitalized. Others are seriously injured. One of them, forty-five minutes after being pepper-sprayed down his throat, was still coughing up blood.”—
Nathan Brown, Assistant Professor University of California at Davis in an open letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi (via cultureofresistance)
These officers are a disgrace. They should all be fired, their pensions revoked, and they should all face criminal prosecution.
“But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night that leaves the heroine to wake up covered with bruises in the shape of her husband’s hands — and when that heroine then spends the morning explaining to her husband that she’s incredibly happy even though he injured her, and that it’s not his fault because she understands he couldn’t help it in light of the depth of his passion — that’s profoundly irresponsible.”—NPR’s Linda Holmes reviews Twilight Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 (via diandrabird)
I find it ironic that Republicans have such disdain for the lazy, and yet their solution to everything is do nothing. Their answer to wealth inequality? Do nothing. Healthcare? Do nothing. Climate change? Nothing. Racism? Doesn’t exist. For a group of people so head over heels in love with self-reliance, they sure do recommend a lot of sitting on (one’s) ass.
If A Christmas Carol was performed by the Tea Party Dramatic Society, it would be a cautionary tale about how the hero, Scrooge — a blameless job creator — is turned into a socialist through the corrupting influence of Tiny Tim. And the play would end with a simple, plaintive question from Mr. Scrooge: ‘Just how much of my wealth does Mr. Tim think he’s entitled to?’
And that is the great Republican fallacy of this election: that our economic problem are due not to Wall Street’s gambling, but because too many Americans are lazy. But there are 16 million unemployed, and we only created 80,000 jobs last month. The problem isn’t laziness — it’s math.
This is where the Republican Party is now: in favor of people dying because they don’t have health insurance. In favor of letting people go unfed if they won’t work. And if they wanna work, but are Mexicans, in favor of putting up a fence that electrocutes them.
“I think the point people are trying to make is the media is responsible for JoePa going down.” — Penn State freshman on why it was totally okay to overturn a news broadcast truck. DOUCHENOZZLE POINTS (from 1-10): 9.
“We got rowdy, and we got maced. But make no mistake, the board started this riot by firing our coach. They tarnished a legend.” 19-year-old Penn Stater, who apparently fails to realize that covering up criminal sexual activity is actually what tarnishes a legend. DOUCHENOZZLE POINTS: 10.
“It’s not fair. The board is an embarrassment to our school and a disservice to the student population.” — 20-year-old Penn Stater, who is apparently not embarrassed that an assistant coach on his school’s football team raped young boys. DOUCHENOZZLE POINTS: 11.
“This definitely looks bad for our school. I’m sure JoePa wouldn’t want this, but this is just an uproar now, we’re finding a way to express our anger.” — Freshman Penn Stater, who is good at stating the obvious and being contradictory all at once. DOUCHENOZZLE POINTS: 12.
“Of course we’re going to riot. What do they expect when they tell us at 10 o’clock that they fired our football coach?” — 24-year-old Penn Stater, who probably didn’t riot when he found out Joe Paterno’s lieutenant raped little boys. DOUCHENOZZLE POINTS: 15.
“My friends were like, ‘I don’t want to get maced.’ I was like, ‘I don’t want to miss seeing this, so I guess that means I do kind of want to get maced.’” — Freshman Penn Stater, who I hope was maced. DOUCHENOZZLE POINTS: 8.
“Of course we’re going to riot. What do they expect when they tell us at 10 o’clock that they fired our football coach?”
Yeah, well, obviously. I mean, what could they possibly expect? That you’d act like adults? Or that maybe — just maybe — the firing of a football coach pales in comparison to children being raped? Just what did those silly, silly people expect?
I’m willing to give the 18 year-olds a little slack, because they’re still trying to find their asses with both hands and tribal identity pretty much trumps everything else at that age. But this fucking idiot douchebag is 24, and is absolutely old enough to know better. I give him or her infinity Get A Fucking Clue You Asshat points.