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OT: One last pleasantry for today... no Californica-style taxes in
AZ...

<https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/legislature/2018/03/19/arizona-bans-extra-taxes-soda-sugary-drinks/433235002/

        
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Re: OT: One last pleasantry for today...
On 2018/03/20 11:34 AM, Jim Thompson wrote:
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AZ is only a bit better than the average US state for obesity:

https://stateofobesity.org/states/az

Not that Canada is doing much better:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_in_Canada

Ireland is the one to beat!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_in_the_United_States

John

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On 03/20/2018 03:28 PM, John Robertson wrote:
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Living in Real America must be miserable, staring at fat women day in  
and day out. No wonder they're so pissed off all the time.

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On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:41:45 -0400, bitrex

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California is pretty good. There are lots of cute skinny women here.

And most people here are happy most of the time.


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On 03/20/2018 04:37 PM, John Larkin wrote:
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Well, San Francisco and LA, anyway.

Both statistically bad cities for young single straight men, for  
somewhat different reasons but the fundamental cause is the same, there  
are too many single men with large amounts of dough chasing too few women.

The Northeast is much better on paper at least in the "available ladies"  
department.

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On 03/20/2018 05:14 PM, bitrex wrote:
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<https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/07/welcome-to-the-new-prostitution-economy

"There are a lot of tech guys"

Paying for "dates" is shameful, un-masculine behavior IMO but I guess  
when one's making 350k the temptation to easy-street it is hard for some  
guys to resist

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On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:21:10 -0400, bitrex

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I prefer women who are smart and have good jobs. They are not
generally impressed by money. When I met my wife, I was unemployed and
certainly not wealthy.










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On 03/20/2018 06:59 PM, John Larkin wrote:
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The depressing thing is that there are in fact guys out there who go  
around with the belief that the role of their gf/wife is to look good  
and not work.

You can usually find them a few years later at the bar looking somber  
wondering how they're going to afford a third marriage


Re: OT: One last pleasantry for today...
On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:57 -0700, John Larkin

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Absolutely!  And "like" is just as important as "love".

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Bitrex has a problem.

We're just over a week away from our 58th anniversary (3/31).

I remain amused by those relatives and friends back then who
proclaimed that we should have waited one more day, until April Fools
Day, predicting the failure of our "teen" marriage... I was 20, "N"
was 18.

Here we are 58 years later, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 3
great-grandchildren, still having a grand old time (except for the
infirmities of old age :-(

Wouldn't go back and do it any other way ;-)
        
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Re: OT: One last pleasantry for today...
On 03/20/2018 07:38 PM, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Because I won't pay for sex????

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On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:14:26 -0400, bitrex

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When I moved here, some decades ago, it was the opposite. I was
overwhelmed. Now there are tons of geeky male brogrammers, but I
suspect that they are not hard to compete with.

Being settled with a cute skinny woman, it doesn't matter to me now.


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On 03/20/2018 06:53 PM, John Larkin wrote:
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I mean, they wouldn't be if they didn't have big wads of cash to throw  
at the problem.

It's hard to get much attention when some brahs walk into the bar/club  
and start tossing Benjamins around like they're rap stars. I'm not  
saying that all women are looking for men with big bankrolls, the  
chances are that they're heading home alone just the same, but hey  
everybody likes free money.

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On 03/20/2018 07:36 PM, bitrex wrote:
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Not literally tossing money around but buying pricey drinks and "Hey are  
you a model? You could probably be a model. I know this very well-known  
photographer who..." and other bullshit lines.


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On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:40:16 -0400, bitrex

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Would you want the kind of woman that is for sale, or who admires BS
like that?

Actually, a small minority of women here are impressed by that sort of
thing. SF has a lot of interesting, thoughtful, strong and not-fluffy
women... more than correspondingly decent men.

You're not going to impress a female physicist or engineer or MD by
offering her the chance to be a model.


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On 03/20/2018 08:23 PM, John Larkin wrote:
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"Hey are you an electrical engineering student? I've talked with Win  
Hill on the Internet before..."

I don't know how it works on the west coast but definitely the best way  
to fail at woo-ing a New England female nerd is to try and impress her  
with your knowledge of her field/"nerd cred."

Try playing in a punk rock band or being a DJ/coffee barista, it works  
better. Opposites attract and all that


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On 03/20/2018 09:29 PM, bitrex wrote:
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What I mean is that around here if a young man is an engineer he should  
take a shot at dating actual models and leave the female nerds to the  
baristas. The real ones are generally not at all dumb and you might be  
surprised at the results

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On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:34:24 -0400, bitrex

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You seem to live in a pretty sick, predatory world.  


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On 03/20/2018 10:21 PM, John Larkin wrote:
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There's some kind of Hunter S. Thompson-kind of joke to be made here  
about the 30s singles scene, similar to the one he made about the music  
industry. "...There's also a negative side."


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On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:40:37 -0400, bitrex

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Most guys don't actually like women. I do.


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On 03/20/2018 10:58 PM, John Larkin wrote:
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IMO the best way to have happy relationships with women is to ditch the  
"I'm not like other guys" mentality. There are ten million other guys  
just like me out there, probably better than me in all respects, in  
fact. I'm 100% replaceable. My girlfriend would likely hardly notice a  
difference if it were one of them instead of me.

I should put on a Groucho Marx fake mustache and glasses next time I see  
her, see if she notices.

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