Women don't have an expiration date.
So what do you call this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
And before that hits, there is the obvious decline in their physical attractiveness that tends to begin around age 30. Some call it "when women hit the wall". It can be delayed somewhat via a healthy diet, physical fitness, and stable mental health...or terrible decisions (IMO) like plastic surgery. But it doesn't change that men are visual creatures, we are primarily driven by a woman's looks, and so our interest (and the sexual market value of any individual woman) declines precipitously in their 30's as their looks and remaining fertility fade. Why else do you think we see so many articles, WRITTEN BY WOMEN, about how they are single and unhappy? Just as a sample:
On a related note, Trump had played twice as much golf in two months than Obama did in eight years.
Citation needed. This reference suggests otherwise: ( https://freepresspolitics.com/... )
Trump *IS* on track to out-golf Obama, but only if he maintains his current rate of golf trips.
Why were so many of Trump's advisers and proxies in such frequent contact with the Russians
Heaven forbid that the incoming administration of the world's #2 nuclear power attempt to patch up its relationship with the world's #1 nuclear power, and do so as quickly as possible, via back-channels if necessary, to avoid or de-escalate the tensions stoked under the Obama/Clinton duo....
2. The Syrians launched a nerve gas attack
Do we actually know this with absolute certainty? Based on evidence from...the "Syrian Observatory on Human Rights" aka "One Guy Who Lives in the UK"? Based on FSA social media accounts, because those are never BS propaganda? ( http://www.independent.co.uk/n... )
When that recent airstrike in Mosul killed 100+ civilians the US was quick to say "musta triggered a nearby ISIS carbomb factory....not really our fault"....but when the Syrians/Russians say "our airstrike must have hit a jihadi chemical warehouse...not our fault"....the ONLY conclusion made in the West is they must be lying through their teeth? What incentive would Assad have to employ a weapon that is well-known to provoke a Western response, given that he is already well on his way to winning the conventional ground conflict without it?
For the life of me, I can't fathom why anyone would want to live in a big city. Every perk I hear touted, I can beat. It's quiet, I have a yard, and I have more spending money that the saps choking on smog.
Cities are pretty awesome if you:
-are a bachelor. High population density = high supply of sex partners. Contingent upon your own seduction skills, of course.
-enjoy any "alt" cultural activities. Good luck finding healthy goth communities or regular extreme metal concerts in the middle of South Dakota or something.
-don't want to own a vehicle to fulfill your commute requirements.
I've lived all over the US and now quite a few places in Asia. My preference is for big Japanese cities (EXCEPT the Tokyo area) as the best of all worlds: safe, fairly low pollution, excellent mass transit, still pretty car-friendly (I'm a gearhead), plenty of easy women, convenient and inexpensive air travel, access to decent (if not cheap) international schools for kids, access to parks, and it's easy to get away and enjoy the countryside. The only downside is the tiny and overpriced houses. But if you don't fill your home with a bunch of consumerist crap, the cramped living space really isn't that bad.
Right offhand my first thought is "Who are they going to work for next". You might not like the NSA but if all of their top talent goes elsewhere it could be a very serious problem for us.
Not really. In all likelihood they'll go work for private security contractors that specialize in intelligence, but give the US government the plausible deniability it has lost due to checks & balances. A high-level US security clearance carries a LOT of value for employees. Very few people would throw away
It was a dark time - tens of thousands of people were brutally murdered, and twice that many starved to death as he implemented Milton's "shock therapy". By 1978 though - the economy had gotten over the worst of the harm (if only because the poor people were mostly dead now) and suddenly the so-called Pinochet miracle happened.
I'm curious where you are getting your numbers. The Wiki article on Pinochet suggests 3200 killed, ~30,000 tortured....2/3rds of all that in 1973. And that is based on testimony from 30,000 people, so sounds reasonably well-supported. As to your second comment about "the poor mostly being dead"......that stretches credulity, given that Chile's population around 1980 was roughly 11 million, up from 9.5million in 1970.
You're overall point about the Chilean experiment further enriching the elite and driving the masses below the poverty line is still accurate, however.
especially arguing that making everybody equally poor doesn't make for a better society
Devil's Advocate: how do you explain the overall high level of happiness in deeply impoverished countries such as Bhutan ( http://www.ibtimes.com/worlds-... )? Also consider books such as: ( http://isps.yale.edu/research/... ), which argue that the material progress in modern market democracies has not led to a commensurate rise, or even stable level, of happiness.
Yes, we will be going to OSI, Mars, and Pluto, but not necessarily in that order. -- Jeffrey Honig