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?