As people yes, as servicemen not so much. The wars you mentioned were pointless. Sure those that signed up went and did what was asked of them but it really had no effect on our way of life or freedom. WW2 was the last war where if we didn't fight and win the whole world would be different. If I'm going to give my life for my country I want the fight to be worth something. Every war we have been in since WW2 was pointless and all those lives and treasure were for nothing. That's the sad truth.
Well to be fair, there was a draft instituted for both Korea and Vietnam, so many of those soldiers didn't "sign up". You can make this argument for any recent conflict, however, so I suggest you amend your statement to say "Any war since Vietnam".
So as you guys know I've been absent a lot lately. This is due to a lot of things but mostly due to going back to school, switching careers and having a family.
I thought this thread would be a good thread to have and stickied.
I'll start off first: I've been changing my mind in my career path and finishing education. I'm in the software industry but I'm an account manager and not a developer for the time being. I am finishing my degree in computer science and want to transition to a developer / programmer role. I hear the developers here don't make as much as others do in the industry.
What do you guys recommend I do?
My mom started as an entry level programmer for Lowe's about 15 years ago at a base salary of 40k, she's now a senior project manager making north of 150k a year.
It takes them four sentences to say something that should take two words. It is annoying to read. I'll paraphrase the article. Cam Newton is arrogant, selfish and black. He is still a punk despite Carolina's recent success.
You either didn't read the article or you have the worst reading comprehension on the planet.
There needs to be a gradual decline of what you cant get as a felon. Much like your credit score being dinged or if you went thru bankruptcy. If you commit a crime you should face the music as long as it fits the crime but if you are out and trying to make it happen then as each year passes stuff drops off. It may help felons find better work or get out of the hole they are in.
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My viewpoint is that if you've paid your debt to society as deemed appropriate by the courts, then you should no longer have any restrictions placed on your person or rights.
A study of gay men in the US has found fresh evidence that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 gay men and found that genes on at least two chromosomes affected whether a man was gay or straight.
A region of the X chromosome called Xq28 had some impact on men’s sexual behaviour – though scientists have no idea which of the many genes in the region are involved, nor how many lie elsewhere in the genome.
Another stretch of DNA on chromosome 8 also played a role in male sexual orientation – though again the precise mechanism is unclear.
Researchers have speculated in the past that genes linked to homosexuality in men may have survived evolution because they happened to make women who carried them more fertile. This may be the case for genes in the Xq28 region, as the X chromosome is passed down to men exclusively from their mothers.
The gene or genes in the Xq28 region that influence sexual orientation have a limited and variable impact. Not all of the gay men in Bailey’s study inherited the same Xq28 region. The genes were neither sufficient, nor necessary, to make any of the men gay.
The flawed thinking behind a genetic test for sexual orientation is clear from studies of twins, which show that the identical twin of a gay man, who carries an exact replica of his brother’s DNA, is more likely to be straight than gay. That means even a perfect genetic test that picked up every gene linked to sexual orientation would still be less effective than flipping a coin.
While genes do contribute to sexual orientation, other multiple factors play a greater role, perhaps including the levels of hormones a baby is exposed to in the womb. “Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice,” said Bailey. “We found evidence for two sets [of genes] that affect whether a man is gay or straight. But it is not completely determinative; there are certainly other environmental factors involved.”
Last year, before the latest results were made public, one of Bailey’s colleagues, Alan Sanders, said the findings could not and should not be used to develop a test for sexual orientation.
“When people say there’s a gay gene, it’s an oversimplification,” Sanders said. “There’s more than one gene, and genetics is not the whole story. Whatever gene contributes to sexual orientation, you can think of it as much as contributing to heterosexuality as much as you can think of it contributing to homosexuality. It contributes to a variation in the trait.”
Qazi Rahman, a psychologist at King’s College London, said the results were valuable for further understanding the biology of sexual orientation. “This is not controversial or surprising and is nothing people should worry about. All human psychological traits are heritable, that is, they have a genetic component,” he said. “Genetic factors explain 30 to 40% of the variation between people’s sexual orientation. However, we don’t know where these genetic factors are located in the genome. So we need to do ‘gene finding’ studies, like this one by Sanders, Bailey and others, to have a better idea where potential genes for sexual orientation may lie.”
Rahman rejected the idea that genetics research could be used to discriminate against people on the basis of their sexual orientation. “I don’t see how genetics would contribute more to the persecution, discrimination and stigmatisation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people any more than social, cultural or learning explanations. Historically, the persecution and awful treatment of LGBT groups has been because politicians, religious leaders and societies have viewed sexual orientation as ‘choice’ or due to poor upbringing.”
You got it, but not exactly like that, most gay are rebelling against their parents just like strippers and hookers. No one really can possibly get enjoymnet of getting fuged in the ass or a guy feeling the fuzzy beard of another man while get kissed. That is all for show because they are trying to stick it to their parents. Some people are like that, they will do anythng to get back at their parents. No dude in his right mind wants to drink cum.
Welp, there you have it. We have officially found the dumbest person on this forum.
I choose to have sex with women and be straight, I don't choose to be with guys, fug them in the ass or give them bj's. So yes it is a choice, no one is making a dude suck off another dude or fug him in the booty, that's all his choice. No one is making you kiss another guy that is all a personal choice, so yes, gays have a choice to indulge in the sexual acts they are known for.
So you're admitting that you're attracted to guys, you just choose not to suck their penises?