“Other than the illnesses thing this sounds like stages of normal relationships with a few personality quirks thrown in. It's definitely not going to identify a psychopath.”
Tikibar911 on Dec 8, 2013 at 20:18:49
“What if he/she keeps ordering knife sets?”
mbroo on Dec 8, 2013 at 20:18:46
“But is will identify someone who with NPD...”
Reyeshawk13 on Dec 8, 2013 at 20:15:16
“I guess I've never had a normal relationship then. I've never remade myself for someone, played a pity card, introduced others to make my girlfriend jealous or done any of the other things listed. Of course, I can't judge the sex part, I'll have to leave that to my wife. I guess I'll just have to stick with the abnormal relationship I've been in for almost 25 years and give up on any search for normality.”
“Jansen should've just said he was happy the DA didn't charge. Blaming the victim and claiming women are out to get athletes (esp. after claiming no one knew who he was then and yet the police were notified then) is disgusting. It only serves to make his client look more guilty as well as the beneficiary of TPD and a DA (who has multiple degrees from FSU) looking the other way.”
Absolute on Dec 6, 2013 at 17:00:07
“Why does he have to keep quiet? He is rightly angry that his client was ceaselessly bashed in the media due to this accusation.”
Jason N on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:25:56
“Prove the DA and TPD looked the other way as opposed to dropping a case that had zero evidence backing it up. Go on.... I dare you lol.”
sdave on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:20:51
“I think we can safely say there is fault on both sides......there are women who are certainly out to get famous guys, like it or not. That said, male athletes are often treated like Gods, and think they can do whatever they want.”
“This has happened for decades in Northern cities as well as in the Upper South where often the demographics are 90% plus white. In the smaller Upper South areas the split is due almost solely to income/class as there's been no black population large enough to speak of.
While I do NOT think a place like Baton Rouge deserves the benefit of the doubt regarding racial aspects nor do I think it plays zero role in this movement to incorporate/run their own school outside of the city proper, I think far more evidence is needed before using the word secession publicly even if it's 100 percent accurate, mainly because tossing that word around turns off fence sitters and reinforces right wing memes that it's all political correctness and a liberal conspiracies run amok.
Secession is very much a loaded term and in places like Baton Rouge and elsewhere, this terminology will go nowhere as it places many on the defensive. This movement is yet another class war that intersects with race and portraying it as a class war is likely to gain far more allies and help stop it than portraying it as simple secession/racism.”
“Except that little woman who sat her laptop down and got in the 'bully's' face was gonna seriously throw down and hurt that man. Also, when the first girl moved to intervene near the building, a guy followed and pulled the bully off and got ready to pound into him - that's an excellent example of what happens in groups. If only one person in the crowd takes action others will too but if that one never does the crowd often stays out of it. None of these events took place in a dangerous area but on campus.”
llisa on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:30:23
“But most incidents took place in front of one other person without a crown to rally around or call the police. Had this been a real incident, the bully would most likely have hurt the one who tried to help. Or, as was the case with my daughter who tried to help in this sort of situation, a confederate of the two actors would grab the laptop (or purse or bag--in my daughter's case--hers and her husband's bags with cameras, money and passports) and run off while the hero was busy with the actors.”
“Well that would certainly explain things... That said, sleep is an industry wide issue for railroaders both here and globally because the railroad not only keeps it's own time but can call you in at any moment and does. It's a large enough problem where the freight train railroad industry publishes tips on sleep! However, I've never heard of this problem applying to commuter or passenger trains let alone engineers.”
“Except that I have not only studied it, I have studied it academically rather at a vocational school or on the discovery channel and have also attended law school. What is rather wordy and meaningless is your repeated attempts to deny an ongoing reality, shift topics, and lob grade school level transparent attacks on my person. And to accuse me of a wordy meaningless post when it was a response to you ad hominem attack/question is laughable.”
Tikibar911 on Dec 2, 2013 at 23:41:40
“Sure, Jethro. Stilted writing filled with vague generalities and cliches remains pretentious and wordy.”
“Bless the Fleischman family and Sasha Fleischman for not wanting to throw a 16 year old's life permanently away despite how horrible his actions were. Like it or not, Fleishchman Sr. is correct in that a 16 year old's brain isn't fully developed. That doesn't mean the perpetrator should escape punishment but adults need to realize that even something as small as 2 years (if held until 18) or even 5 (if held until 21) is an eternity to young people. Yes, teens in many ways know right from wrong but their decision making centers and impulse control centers don't until their mid-20s -- that's why crime, insane risk-taking, and inexplicable stupidity drops off substantially as one ages. With a victim like Sasha, who is obviously willing to reach out, the possibility of reforming the young man who thought it would be funny to set Sasha on fire grows exponentially.
I know this point of view isn't popular and hasn't been since the media invented the so-called juvenile super-predator myth in the early 90s but the Fleischmans appear to understand the developmental differences between adults and young people far more than the majority.
Regardless, I hope Sasha recovers 100 percent and lives a blessed life and that once out the perpetrator reforms, makes something of himself, and learns to give back to others.”
“This is the BCSs' last year. After that, it is a 4 team playoff.”
superdestroyer on Dec 2, 2013 at 05:21:40
“The problem is that there are five major conferences and then another 60 teams outside the major conferences. There is no way that a four team playoff solves all of the issues. This year that would mean that the Auburn and Missouri would be playing for one of the four tickets in and Alabama would be in no matter the result of its last game.”
“No and I'm not from the state of Alabama nor did I attend one of their schools nor have I ever been involved in the Greek system. The username which seems to capture interest now and then, often when someone's frustrated with me (those types think it's somehow an attack to point it out whenever I speak of wanton police violence, corruption of our court systems, condemn revenge fantasies, or otherwise urge compassion), but sometimes more intelligent posters ask out of curiousity having wondered about what they see as a disconnect between my posting style and a username they'd expect from a conservative chickenhawk who worships at the fount of violence in the name of anything designated as other, enemy, or outlaw (in the ancient sense of the word wherein it means something close to no longer human or citizen but one so repugnant and cast out from society that he or she is cast out of the community and no longer protected by even the most basic dignities of a human -- someone worse than a predatory animal or traitor combined).
The 08 is an integral part of the username rather than a random number or something as boring as graduation year or birth date (not as though I couldn't have picked fratricide alone and was forced to pick a number in order to get the screen name). It has a very specific meaning that runs contrary to 99.8% of assumptions.”
Tikibar911 on Dec 2, 2013 at 04:47:32
“Wordy and meaningless. "wanton police violence, corruption of our court systems, condemn revenge fantasies" You write this like you have never studied history.”
“The people of the Ukraine have wanted to break free from Moscow's influence for a very long. The October Revolution was an attempt to sever ties but while it was a step forward, unfortunately things are not so simple given Ukraine's inability to defend against Russian sanctions and influence on their own. Russia has corrupted their politics for a long time (far longer than the Revolution) with money, material and resource threats, and intimidation/violence. Without stronger integration with the EU they may never be able to break free. Ukrainians realize this and know that what progress has been made will be destroyed if they don't act now.
Current President Yanukovych is ethnically Russian and despite his excuses has always favored not just modern Russia but the old USSR. Until 1991 he was a member of the Ukrainian Communist Party (USSR). From 2003-2010, he belonged to the Party of Regions, a Russian speaking party, dedicated to the rights of "ethnic Russians" and Russian speakers. He's since claimed to be independent/unaffiliated.
While Yulia Tymoshenko has her flaws, the Tymoshenko Bloc is one of few viable solutions that takes freedoms, human rights, and center-left domestic issues seriously. Yulia has the ability to make the break from Russia and lead Ukraine to becoming a full EU partner. She also has the ability to wield influence in the West. These things among others are why Yanukovych locked her up.”
“Actually, Auburn is very good school and not overly expensive. Academic ratings aren't really reflective of a school anyway as nowadays they're jazzed up by inflating the number of applicants, a nasty little scam where schools recruit high schoolers and get them to apply and pay the application fee. The schools do a mass recruiting but the student thinks he/she is wanted there and has a shot of getting in only to be denied. What this does is inflate a school's exclusivity which is based upon the percentage of applications accepted versus the number that applied (often it helps raise their 'prestige' level in other categories used to rate a school). What you have to look at is what you'd like to major in and find out how peers in their academy views that respective department which is much harder to do than what college guides do (basically a standardized test of categories that preset certain schools to score high or low in some categories and is as flawed and subject to manipulation as any other ratings system).”
Tikibar911 on Dec 1, 2013 at 18:24:29
“Auburn is a third rate school by any standards. A football school.”
“Roll Tears Roll! That said, after seeing multiple times and being able to bring it back and forth I'm not sure he didn't step out of bounds ever so slightly when he was running along the left sideline. If that's the case, it makes it even sweeter after all the lucky breaks the refs have handed the great Saban over the years. LOLOLOL!”
“That was an act of grace on your part. Thank you for doing such a kindness for her. You must be a trustworthy person for her to even ask you -- folks are often far too embarrassed by their poverty to let anyone know if they can avoid it and even more reluctant to ask a favor out of fear that the other person will judge them, stop respecting them, reject them, or even use it as a weapon to hurt them with. For her to ask for your help says a lot about you and for you to actually respond so warmly say more!
I agree about the mindless consumerism regarding Black Friday. I have mixed feelings about Wal*Mart. I hate their business practices and how they treat their workers but in many places they're the only game in town or they're the only place you can get the price you can afford but Wal*Mart is simply one of many bad actors. They're the symbol of retail because of their sheer size but their practices aren't that different and in many cases not different at all from their peers. However, few people see it that way. They see a dragon and think once its slain all will be well. But without systemic reform across the nation, globalized unions to compete with globalization, and fundamentally changing the way we think about labor and fairness, another dragon would simply take its place atop its mountain of gold.”
zentierra on Nov 30, 2013 at 20:32:38
“I wish I could fan you yet again, fratricide. EVERYTHING you've said is spot on! As for the first part of your response...thank you! I try to follow the Eight-Fold Path, though I am waaaay too opinionated (and, frankly, unforgiving of those who choose to hurt others) to have the typical serenity attributed to most Buddhists. =) Yet it is those teachings that have helped me "see" that the true value of other beings has nothing to do with the externals (like material wealth, for example), nor with what they can do for "me, me, me". ”
“Then why did a woman in Northern Ireland have to be taken to the hospital during a Black Friday sale at the Irish version of Walmart? To them it was just a sale that one company was putting on and yet the same madness happened. Everyone showed up and some got violent.
That's not pride that's being so poor that you know if you don't get it now during this sell you may not ever get it. People laugh but 100 dollars is a lot to many people. If you've ever had to call and ask someone to please pay your water bill or had to ask for $200 to pay the light bill then you don't take things for granted and even when you leave poverty: it stays in your mind forever. You could have a million dollars in your pocket but if you see that towel sale and you need towels you won't physically fight but you won't pass it by either. Your first thought will be "I better grab this now" and deeper more desperate thought that's always there, "If I don't, I may not ever be able to get this." Why? Because you've been poor and had to choose between towels for washing/cleaning/bathing, and school clothes/supplies when you only had 50 dollars and knew if were 10 dollars instead of 40 you could afford to get the towels and school supplies.”
zentierra on Nov 30, 2013 at 18:11:36
“Fanned and faved, fratricide! I detest Walmart, and detest the whole Black Friday insanity. I will not set foot in the first, and have never gone shopping during the other....but I just worked this Black Friday at my second job so a co-worker, a young single mother, could go do those sales for exactly the same reasons you stated above. It was eye-opening to have her ask me to help her, because she had to make the tough decision between badly-needed work hours, or desperately-needed supplies that she could only afford to get with these deep discounts.
I am lucky in that I live a simple, yet comfortable and completely debt-free life...its easy to be judgmental when not faced with those kind of dilemmas. Yet at the same time, if it wasn't for the toxic business model of companies like Walmart, workers would not have to act like animals to get basic things.”
atlasusa on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:30:57
“Citing a couple of random examples is not the rule- because thousand upon thousands of people participating in the madness are NOT dirt poor nor are they trying to save money on necessities. While so many of these folks are feeding into the greed and materialistic insanity of these sales, I preferred volunteering (not because I opt to pay full high retail prices for items but because I don't buy into this craziness)- having celebrated Thanksgiving with my loved ones on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Whether rich or poor, a certain level of dignity and civility should be preserved. I didn't see much of that from the reports of the malls and parking lots..... but then again, acts of kindness don't seem to make headlines. :- (”
“This isn't really new. Let Wal*Mart be your guide because if there's one thing they're good at it's tracking info. on their customers and responding with items that are bought at any given time of the year. Now notice just what Wal*Mart's gun discount is on: long rifles and shotguns. Why? Because DEER SEASON typically starts right around Thanksgiving! For my state it's: Nov. 23, 2013–Jan. 5, 2014.
In rural areas people go out hunting early Thanksgiving Morning before Thanksgiving Dinner and sometimes the deer they hunted a day or two before is a part of the Thanksgiving Feast. Otherwise, the deer they hunted Thanksgiving morning will get cleaned by a whole lot of people later in the day when various groups in a family split up after a meal for activities, making the job easier. Of course, it's going to be a good time to sell guns and ammo!”
“Anyone else notice that almost all of the truly violent events involve men? Women might snatch something out of your cart when you're not looking or throw the occasional elbow to get you to clear a path but that's normal holiday shopping behavior for Moms and Grandmas whether it's BF or any other day -- don't stand between them and a gift for one of their cubs even if that cub is now 50 years old (lol).
But now a few of these men, fathers, grandfathers, and singletons of all ages are truly throwing down and many are doing so for personal items -- TVs, video games and electronics to outfit their man caves. In the grand scheme of things, these incidents are pretty miniscule but I wonder if some of it is because men as a group (not specific individual men who don't fit the demographic) don't shop for the entire family let alone all of the family's holiday gifts nearly as much women do and aren't used to shopping among larger holiday crowds let alone BF crowds. Shopping in a normal holiday crowd can give even seasoned shoppers emotional overload but when people rarely do much more than run into a store for 10 minutes to buy a single item during regular season non-sales days, BF crowds have to take an even bigger emotional toll on at least a few of them.”
Pat Patrix on Nov 29, 2013 at 19:07:13
“Pretty sure last year there were stories of women pepper spraying entire crowds and trying to tazer people.
I think the whole event turns everyone into a green eyed jackal personally. I wouldn't be surprised if the reason men are more often the perpetrators of violence...it is at the behest of a woman who wants something and wants him to get it by any means necessary.”
“Just under half. One article said something like 130-140 million for last year. Now, I don't know if they're counting everyone who runs to the grocery store to pick up groceries or just those visiting retail stores for BF events but when you consider 1 million workers are working BF for Wal*Mart alone it's not an unreasonable number. And when you really start to think about the sheer numbers participating in some way, the handful of outbursts we hear about are miniscule.
Given those numbers, the rate of incidents at retail stores may actually be less than on other days. We're just not used to seeing massive crowds at stores nor does the media scour every city and small town in America on regular days to report every story of shoplifting, pushing, stabbings, shootings, or even just a lot of people yelling they can find. However, I can guarantee you more people have been shot, stabbed, pushed, participated in shoplifting, yelled at someone in a retail store or otherwise behaved awfully on any given day of the in the US than what HP has been able to compile for BF.”