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Posts by BJ1

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  • Woman 'marries' train station she's loved for 36 years and "has sex with mentally"

    05/27/2017 8:33:21 PM PDT · 7 of 72
    BJ1 to Impala64ssa

    but what if another woman also loves the train? Will the train station be polygamous? Will the women fight it out, like on the day time tv shows?

    How can she be sure the train station won’t cheat on her with another crazy chick?

  • Uhuru meets Trump and Kenyans are excited: History in itself [PHOTOS]

    05/26/2017 11:39:24 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    BJ1 to 2ndDivisionVet

    This isn’t the going boldly where no man had gone before article I was hoping it was.

  • The first gentleman! Husband of Luxembourg's gay Prime Minister joins the NATO WAGs

    05/26/2017 10:17:55 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    BJ1 to RummyChick

    I read some of the comments from the dailymail. It seems the Brits love the fag and love to laugh at the Turkish first lady. I always wanted to go to the UK and do the tourist thing. Not anymore. Too many photos of drunks. Too many stories of immigrants turning the country into little arabia. And now the snide queer lovers. Meh, maybe touring the countryside and the castles would be fun....but I dunno.

  • 'I Might ... Pull Off a Leg or Two'

    05/25/2017 3:09:44 PM PDT · 12 of 26
    BJ1 to Ray76

    >>>Yeah that’s right, the “good guys”.<<<

    Those guys are pathetic pieces of crap. They are worse than the democrats. The democrats don’t pretend to be your friend before they do the opposite of what we want.

    These fkers passed how many repeal obamacare bills? Now that there is a president that would sign it, where is it now? OH that’s right, they don’t want to repeal it either. Those fkers. And now that they can actually defund planned parenthood, ditto. There are a few exceptions. Guys like Rand Paul, Sen Cruz, Mike Lee and Tom Cotton are okay. But good guys are the minority. Ditto for the house.

    Paul Ryan is the worst. Says one thing to get elected, does whatever the hell the uniparty wants afterwards.

  • Millennials Petition Trump to Give Them Their Own Day

    05/24/2017 5:51:55 PM PDT · 29 of 56
    BJ1 to COBOL2Java

    >>>I thought they already had their own day: April 1.<<<

    i thought that was obama’s holiday

  • Duterte says he may widen martial law from Island of Mindanao to include all of the Philippines

    05/24/2017 9:51:06 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    BJ1 to HarleyLady27

    I’ve visited the Philippines several times. It suffers from one of the bad parts of democracy in a severe way. Corruption is out of hand. That and high crime are keeping the country poor. I have been told the Philippines is the only country in the world that has a high literacy rate (it’s over 90%) and that also has third world poverty. It is not self sufficient in rice production despite having a climate that allows for two to three growing seasons per year. It is not a manufacturing hub despite it’s low wages and a population that is proficient in English. English is a mandatory subject in their schools. Their official documents are in English (think birth certificates and diplomas).

    The people are frustrated and voted for Duterte. They are tired of the same old thing. From what I’ve heard, this guy ran Davao City, that country’s third largest, like a dictator. Throwing people out of helicopters and the like. Not sure if that is just a rumor, but Duterte seems to enjoy his reputation. And that reputation is what the population voted for. I am not sure if he is ruling as a dictator as he has a mandate from the people to do what he is doing. His rise to power speaks more about the typical Filipino politician and how they are not trusted to bring about the change desired.

  • Duterte says he may widen martial law from Island of Mindanao to include all of the Philippines

    05/24/2017 8:19:36 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    BJ1 to SeekAndFind

    Thanks for the info. I didn’t know he was limited to one term. He’s 72 years old. I bit too old to be fighting for dictator for life imho. But he’s an odd duck, who can say for sure.

  • Duterte says he may widen martial law from Island of Mindanao to include all of the Philippines

    05/24/2017 8:03:31 AM PDT · 5 of 14
    BJ1 to SeekAndFind

    To the best of my knowledge, Trump has done the opposite. He has praised him for his anti drug efforts. China is a rising power. Some countries are going into their orbit. China is building artificial islands and plans to eventually take Taiwan. They feel it will protect them from any hostile naval activity. Further it will allow them to project their power and bully. Giving them the Philippines would be a blunder along the lines of losing Iran or Cuba. The Philippines’ location along with Chinese maritime claims and possessions would really squeeze South Korea and Japan.

    Additionally, I read a survey a year or two ago that showed the Philippine people have the most pro-american opinion of any. Their people like America, their country is in a strategic location and we have a long and mostly friendly history with them. We should not bother ourselves with projecting our values of justice onto them. That won’t accomplish anything but push them into China’s orbit. We have no leverage to make them change their behavior and Duterte won’t be president forever. He’s 70 years old iirc. He’s unlikely to be able to serve more than two terms as president.

    America should focus on the big picture of global security from the vantage point of American, South Korean and Japanese needs. This also coincides with what is best for Filipinos. They are a free people and should not become a colony/slave of China.

  • Duterte says he may widen martial law from Island of Mindanao to include all of the Philippines

    05/24/2017 7:38:24 AM PDT · 3 of 14
    BJ1 to SeekAndFind

    The insurgents melt away after the fight. There is no uniformed army to seek out and destroy. IMHO you will need to expand the punishment to the family of the terrorists. Sort of how Israel will bulldoze the house of a suicide bomber. Some greater price needs to be paid than simply killing the terrorists. After all, in their world view, you are simply giving them the only surefire way a muslim can enter heaven, via martyrdom. Bring the pain to their families. That type of punishment can be done via martial law. He could also borrow a page from our Marines. We used to bury the dead in the Southern Philippines with a slaughtered pig. That seemed to dampen the Islamist’s desire to fight back in the day.

  • Family of driver upset after van falls into hole in road

    05/22/2017 2:01:13 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    BJ1 to Patriot Babe

    You must be an optimist. Yeah it could have been worse.

  • Can You Still Be a Good American if You're an Expat Living Abroad?

    05/21/2017 4:35:00 PM PDT · 14 of 45
    BJ1 to ThankYouFreeRepublic

    The English have been doing this for a long time due to their Empire. They are still English.

  • Philippines' Duterte: China threatened 'war' over sea row

    05/20/2017 11:41:04 PM PDT · 1 of 10
    BJ1
    Maybe Duterte is gonna start to drill for oil expecting China to do something aggressive. Then he can just cancel paying back all those new loans he took out. The USA wants bases in that country and Duterte can use that as leverage against the Chinese doing anything significant. Sure the Chinese might stop drilling, but nobody is drilling anything in the disputed waters at the moment. I think it would be lol funny if China got played.
  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/20/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · 96 of 105
    BJ1 to Disestablishmentarian

    When you just shack up and turn that into marriage it doesn’t help being a blessing. Doinh things out of order is no good. Speaking from experience.

  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/20/2017 9:41:13 AM PDT · 91 of 105
    BJ1 to ConservativeMind

    Congratulations to you. Sounds like a good dating site to recommend. Which one was it?

  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/20/2017 9:30:20 AM PDT · 89 of 105
    BJ1 to Sasparilla

    I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Can you explain your comment to me?

  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/20/2017 9:14:00 AM PDT · 87 of 105
    BJ1 to Yaelle

    I’m sorry your marriage failed. But at least you have the benefit of the law giving you child support.

    Are you open to getting married again or has your bad experience turned you against it?

  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/20/2017 9:06:35 AM PDT · 86 of 105
    BJ1 to ConservativeMind

    >>>There are American ladies worth dating. They do not sleep around and are conservative and godly.

    I know American men who are worth dating. They don’t sleep around and they are conservative and godly.

    What do you call yourself?>>>

    I went abroad and found a virgin bride who was in her thirties. She has all the qualities I was looking for. I made zero compromises in what I was looking for. So I call myself fortunate.

    Have you ever perused dating sites, even the Christian ones? Here was my experience on one such site. Typical woman in her mid to late thirties: High demands. Inflated sense of self worth. Has baby rabies.

    Women’s youth and beauty fades. That’s the draw for men. Yet their demands are still sky high? LOL.

  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/20/2017 9:00:50 AM PDT · 85 of 105
    BJ1 to TianaHighrider

    >>>The hate and insults on all American ladies due to individual experiences in some of these posts are unjust enough to run some folks off. Please be aware there are a great deal of very good women - even good single ladies, in America and especially on FR. I know it is hard for men and women both to meet good people. <<<

    Of course there are good women. It’s the good marriages that we all see that make us get married in the first place. Unfortunately that good marriage is a small fraction of the whole. Conventional wisdom is a 50% chance of divorce. Of the marriages that last many men are trapped in a bad marriage that is best described as “cheaper to keep her”. And somewhere between 10% to 20% of marriages will end up being sexless. So I’m pessimistic about the odds of a man finding a “good woman.”

    You want to say there are good women. That’s not the issue. The issue is that such a large number of women change into something radically different. Listen to unhappily married or divorced men and that is pretty common. She was one way when we married, then she changed into (something he didn’t like at all). Simultaneously he is expected to keep working, being loving, being a good father and sharing the household chores. Gosh, the responsibilities stayed the same and his wife has become one of the “bad ones.”

    The real problem comes into play once the marriage has hit a rough patch. Most men are going to tolerate it. They are not going to have affairs and then leave the wife. 70% of divorces are initiated by women. Family courts reward a woman for divorcing for any reason. Half the assets, a chunk of the man’s pension, child support up until they graduate college and possibly spousal support. Thus the unhappy woman knows she can exit with cash and asset: Even if she cheated and caused the divorce. An unhappy man knows there is a price to be paid to do the same. Thus the man is penalized for being a dog or penalized if his wife was acting badly. It’s a lose lose situation for the man.

    My opinion is the good women, who are not going to turn on you and be affected by the feminism in the culture, are increasingly hard to find as they get married off. As they are good wives, they don’t get divorced much. If a man doesn’t snag one of these women up young, his odds of a good marriage is pretty low. That is not treating women unjustly. That is men being logical. Your instinct might be to say not all women are like that. Well 50 shades of grey says that there are too many women out there who are steeped in our culture and are damaged goods as a result of it.

    And from Britain, half the women report having a back up husband: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/02/backup-husband_n_5923700.html

    I’m sure that dynamic is here too in America.

    You can be upset about men looking at the world and saying “women are just too risky.” It’s your life. But don’t expect men to believe that opinion is wrong.

  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/19/2017 11:50:40 PM PDT · 50 of 105
    BJ1 to Secret Agent Man

    Having to compete with women in the labor forces has made me feel more harsh to women. “Strong and independent”, go change your own tire woman.

    Talking about the options you mention also extend to women make me think. This thread has many guys, myself included, talking about going overseas for a wife that isn’t imbued with feminism. Funny thing is that women can do the same thing. But when they complain that they can’t find a man, what is stopping them from going abroad? I’ll tell you. They want a man’s resources. What man overseas that is rich enough to afford an American shrew is going to want her back? That leaves poor men. And as the women are not going abroad for husbands, I conclude that contrary to what women say, it is about the money.

  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/19/2017 11:37:29 PM PDT · 49 of 105
    BJ1 to Utilizer

    You remind me of my past.

    My first wife always wanted to have these serious talks with me. To get me to do x, y and z. I suppose I was a disappointment to her as I didn’t become the man she wanted. All I wanted her to do was make dinner, clean up the house and have enough energy and desire for sex. The things she did at first, sigh.

    Looking back, it was like two ships passing in the night.

    After she gave me the “I’m not in love with you speech” I went abroad and found a nice Christian woman from a poor country. She doesn’t try to mold me into her idea of what a man should be. She doesn’t try to lead either. Men have allowed western women to become so obnoxious. If men would stop drooling over hot girls maybe things would change. But that doesn’t seem likely in this culture. Not giving a flip would radically change some women’s attitude. Happy wife happy life, I think not.

    Lesson I learned is it’s better to tell your wife she should use the door and leave instead of trying to change you. She probably won’t and you can stop being harassed in your own marriage. If she does leave, meh, you aren’t gonna change who are anyways. If you wanted to, you would. You just sped the divorce process along.