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« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2009, 08:19:42 PM »

     I know redistribution of wealth is frowned on by a Libertarian.  I heard Ian say FSP had 655 members, so it may be awhile til New Hampshire is set free.  Meanwhile in the U.S.A. Bruce Williams overnight suggested any stimulus payments to the American people should be made in the form of a prepaid debit card w/ 6-mo. expiration.  He believes this would be the fastest way to get commerce moving.  Done in this way people could not save the cash or pay down existing debt.  thoughts?

I would immediately by a gun. Just sayin'...
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« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2009, 10:39:21 PM »

     I know redistribution of wealth is frowned on by a Libertarian.  I heard Ian say FSP had 655 members, so it may be awhile til New Hampshire is set free.  Meanwhile in the U.S.A. Bruce Williams overnight suggested any stimulus payments to the American people should be made in the form of a prepaid debit card w/ 6-mo. expiration.  He believes this would be the fastest way to get commerce moving.  Done in this way people could not save the cash or pay down existing debt.  thoughts?

I would immediately by a gun. Just sayin'...

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« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2009, 05:02:02 AM »

And for one of my own.

What's a sure-fire way to make a good impression on a future mother-in-law? (I have a record with boyfriends' mothers reaching epic disaster level.)

Find something about her to compliment-- something you actually like, so you don't have to fake it.  But don't do it right after meeting her; wait a little bit.  That way it won't look like a blatant attempt to get in her good graces.

Also, this is going to sound weird, but reading about biases suggests to me that it might work: ask her for a favor.  To borrow a book, or something.  You would think that giving somebody something or doing something for them would be the more promising way to get them to like you, but actually people can come to like you because of something they  did for you.  The reason it works is because people like to justify their own actions in their head.  If she did something for you (her mind will say), that must be because you deserve it because you're somebody she cares about. 
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« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2009, 05:19:53 AM »

Have you seen Jessica Simpson lately?   portly.

         
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« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2009, 09:59:01 AM »

Have you seen Jessica Simpson lately?   portly.

         

She is not portly at all.  She's just wearing REALLY ugly clothes.  The grandma jeans, and the fug belt cut her off in the middle.  It's horrendous. 
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« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2009, 10:03:19 AM »

Yeah, I wouldn't say she's fat.  She's just wearing some incredibly unflattering clothes and she's not thin.
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« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2009, 10:23:36 AM »

Yeah, I wouldn't say she's fat.  She's just wearing some incredibly unflattering clothes and she's not thin.

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« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2009, 10:28:03 AM »

And for one of my own.

What's a sure-fire way to make a good impression on a future mother-in-law? (I have a record with boyfriends' mothers reaching epic disaster level.)

Find something about her to compliment-- something you actually like, so you don't have to fake it.  But don't do it right after meeting her; wait a little bit.  That way it won't look like a blatant attempt to get in her good graces.

Also, this is going to sound weird, but reading about biases suggests to me that it might work: ask her for a favor.  To borrow a book, or something.  You would think that giving somebody something or doing something for them would be the more promising way to get them to like you, but actually people can come to like you because of something they  did for you.  The reason it works is because people like to justify their own actions in their head.  If she did something for you (her mind will say), that must be because you deserve it because you're somebody she cares about. 

Thanks, those are some very good ideas. I appreciate it.
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« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2009, 11:17:01 AM »

Sara Jean Underwood: What not to do when meeting her parents

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« Reply #54 on: February 02, 2009, 12:50:55 PM »

I would immediately by a gun. Just sayin'...

I wouldn't get the card cuz I don't file but if I did, gun.
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« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2009, 07:26:00 PM »

And for one of my own.

What's a sure-fire way to make a good impression on a future mother-in-law? (I have a record with boyfriends' mothers reaching epic disaster level.)

Find something about her to compliment-- something you actually like, so you don't have to fake it.  But don't do it right after meeting her; wait a little bit.  That way it won't look like a blatant attempt to get in her good graces.

Also, this is going to sound weird, but reading about biases suggests to me that it might work: ask her for a favor.  To borrow a book, or something.  You would think that giving somebody something or doing something for them would be the more promising way to get them to like you, but actually people can come to like you because of something they  did for you.  The reason it works is because people like to justify their own actions in their head.  If she did something for you (her mind will say), that must be because you deserve it because you're somebody she cares about. 

Thanks, those are some very good ideas. I appreciate it.

If Josh takes you over there for dinner or something, and you like something she makes for dinner you could ask her for a recipe.  That could work too. 
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« Reply #56 on: February 02, 2009, 07:55:17 PM »

And for one of my own.

What's a sure-fire way to make a good impression on a future mother-in-law? (I have a record with boyfriends' mothers reaching epic disaster level.)

Find something about her to compliment-- something you actually like, so you don't have to fake it.  But don't do it right after meeting her; wait a little bit.  That way it won't look like a blatant attempt to get in her good graces.

Also, this is going to sound weird, but reading about biases suggests to me that it might work: ask her for a favor.  To borrow a book, or something.  You would think that giving somebody something or doing something for them would be the more promising way to get them to like you, but actually people can come to like you because of something they  did for you.  The reason it works is because people like to justify their own actions in their head.  If she did something for you (her mind will say), that must be because you deserve it because you're somebody she cares about. 

My 2c. 

Do not pander to a mom.  It sounds extremely basic, but be yourself.  Relax a LOT.  If she thinks you're trying to put on a show, her radar will go off.  Put a little "Hey, how ya doin'?"  into your game.  That'll make the dad think you're cool, too.  Most men like a woman who has a slight 'one of the guys' streak in her, like a chick who is comfortable wearing a blazer casually instead of girly shit.  Girly-girls are high maintenance, and that worries the folks bigtime.  You strike me as that sort anyway, so roll with it. 
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« Reply #57 on: February 02, 2009, 10:25:55 PM »

Have you seen Jessica Simpson lately?   portly.

         


Holy crap! Is this a picture of her Thanksgiving Day parade balloon?
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« Reply #58 on: February 02, 2009, 11:33:42 PM »

I call fucking bullshit on all you motherfuckers. Jessica Simpson may be dumb as fuck, and she may need to fire her stylist for that double gold belt, but fat she is not.
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« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2009, 11:42:29 PM »

I call fucking bullshit on all you motherfuckers. Jessica Simpson may be dumb as fuck, and she may need to fire her stylist for that double gold belt, but fat she is not.

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