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Fun and Games / Re: The "Finish My Sentence" Game
« Last post by OnlyU2 on Today at 02:35:27 PM »
assistant for him.  So she flew away and came back with Sister Spew.  Sister Spew was the ugliest seagull ever, and Grandma Squawker wasn't too sure if she could handle being Adam's assistant, but everyone agreed to let her try it out so
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Fun and Games / Re: The "Finish My Sentence" Game
« Last post by riffraff on Today at 02:30:08 PM »
chop her slurpy seagull head off! Edge was not in favor of acts of kindness with an animal, unless it was Riffy. So Adam chopped Slurpy's head off. And ate it. Grandma Squawker was a little bit bothered by this, but told him she would try to find him another
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Nineteenth Pick: Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
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General Music Discussion / Re: what album are you listening to?
« Last post by WookieeWarrior10 on Today at 02:26:12 PM »
David Bowie - Low

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Fun and Games / Re: The "Finish My Sentence" Game
« Last post by OnlyU2 on Today at 02:20:28 PM »
perform acts of kindness towards her in order to get the best assistance ever.  He asked the others for advice.  Larry said to tell her where to go, Bono said to go for it but, and Edge said
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Fun and Games / Re: The "Finish My Sentence" Game
« Last post by riffraff on Today at 02:13:37 PM »
Cousin Slurpy. Cousin Slurpy was a really fat seagull, with really bad feathers. Adam wasn't too sure about her, but said he would give her a try. The first thing she did was to buy him a new wardrobe, all leather, all colors. Adam said, okay...let's continue...what's next? Slurpy told him he had to
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Tours / Re: *spoiler* Tribute to Women during Ultraviolet
« Last post by cocamojoe on Today at 02:07:50 PM »
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To make society work, many roles have to be filled. This skews the statistics. For example, the statistics on pay equality are inherently skewed because women are more likely to take lower paying jobs that offer perks that aren't measured, like time off (to care for children, etc). I can tell you that there are highly educated, brilliant women working part time jobs in retail and other fields so they can make other parts of their life balance.

I have never identified as a "feminist" by today's standards because there are so many more layers to real life than can be measured by political polls or statistics. But at the the same time, I know that the "femenists" who came before me made my world views and my lifestyle possible. Like Roxcy Bolton, who recently passed away.
While all of your points are both fine and finely made, it bears worth pointing out that the "pay disparity" is, unequivocally, largely a myth. In truth, there is no systemic ploy where employers say, "Wellllll, you're wholly qualified, but because you have a vagina, we're going to automatically pay you 25% less", as the oft government quoted statistic generally says. That stat was arrived at by averaging the pay of all women, and of all men, and then comparing them. The problem with an equation like this, is that it leaves out such important variables like: what is the actual job being performed? (naturally, some jobs will pay more than others); how many hours are being worked? (on average, men work as many as 10 hours more per week than do women); what are the qualifications that one has going into the particular job? (I have a friend who's the marketing manager of a company, yet he has never finished college..... he is working on that now, knowing that that extra qualification will help to boost his pay in his company); how well does on bargain for a higher pay rate in the interview process? (it is generally believed that men are better at this than women, though I don't know if there is much in the way of actual research to support the hypothesis).

Once the above factors, and others, considered in the equation, the "pay disparity" all but disappears. The most that turns up (and, only in some studies) is a 3-cent pay difference (i.e., it falls within the "margin of error"). In fact, in many instances, women with the same qualifications, who work the same hours and jobs as do men are many times paid MORE than the men. Google it. All of this is readily available information.

Methinks that the government and many politicians like to trumpet this lie during election season, to try and gin up votes amongst women, in the hopes of getting them to vote how they see fit.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2, Please: Get Up Off Your Knees
« Last post by The Exile on Today at 02:06:17 PM »
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Maybe they realized the amazing songs they've been talking about aren't so amazing.

Well they dropped TLT last night in Dallas, so.
That's cos it's not amazing its just ok,,

But they played Elevation....
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Tours / Re: Bonnaroo rehearsals
« Last post by cocamojoe on Today at 01:56:15 PM »
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I think they'll still do their full 2-hour show at Bonnaroo, despite what it says.   Most of the big name headliners do their full shows there, and I expect U2 to be no different.
In fact, it's semi the norm for headliners, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, to break curfew at Bonnaroo.
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Fun and Games / Re: The "Finish My Sentence" Game
« Last post by OnlyU2 on Today at 01:53:44 PM »
Grandma Squawker told them to relax.  She told Larry she will be his assistant.  Then she said she'd be right back with an assistant for Adam, and she flew away.  2 hours later, she came back with
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