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9/19/2010 12:42:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
A friend of mine confided in me that he is struggling with this. He is single and i might be a little less than compassionate about it. I really don't see the problem. I also don't consider it really an "addiction" as much as an obsession. In plain terms he isn't the most attractive guy in the world, and is about 60.

I don't know the details about how it is affecting his life, and i really didn't inquire. However, this is the second person who has confided in me about this. The first was with someone who was in a relationship at the time, and it was affecting him. He was having difficulty in bed; he told me he lost interest in his partner.

In both cases these guys were gay, so i don't know if this is more common among gay men, and in both cases they had to have their computers removed (voluntarily) to resist the temptation.

Any thoughts on this? Do you consider it a real addiction? Addiction to me is very specific and involves physical dependence with physical withdrawal as a result. Obsession is obsession, and has a component within addiction.
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9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:42:17 PM, innomen wrote:
Any thoughts on this? Do you consider it a real addiction? Addiction to me is very specific and involves physical dependence with physical withdrawal as a result. Obsession is obsession, and has a component within addiction.

It isn't an addiction as much as it is a habit. If you get into the habit of watching porn and getting off once a day, it's hard to break that cycle, especially with the pleasure derived from it. Sometimes I consider myself addicted to porn but generally I go through cycles.

So yes, I would consider it a habit more than an actual addiction.

How long has this been going on, do you know? How severe is it, do you know?

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS
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9/19/2010 12:51:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:42:17 PM, innomen wrote:
Any thoughts on this? Do you consider it a real addiction? Addiction to me is very specific and involves physical dependence with physical withdrawal as a result. Obsession is obsession, and has a component within addiction.

It isn't an addiction as much as it is a habit. If you get into the habit of watching porn and getting off once a day, it's hard to break that cycle, especially with the pleasure derived from it. Sometimes I consider myself addicted to porn but generally I go through cycles.

So yes, I would consider it a habit more than an actual addiction.

How long has this been going on, do you know? How severe is it, do you know?

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS

I didn't ask for details, just listened. I really didn't want any visuals, and i didn't invite the conversation. Actually the second guy was kind of a bigger deal since it was affecting his relationship. I'm guessing that it's more than habit - habit of this sort of thing is pretty common (my guess), but obsession generally means it's impacting other stuff.
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9/19/2010 12:54:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:51:40 PM, innomen wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:42:17 PM, innomen wrote:
Any thoughts on this? Do you consider it a real addiction? Addiction to me is very specific and involves physical dependence with physical withdrawal as a result. Obsession is obsession, and has a component within addiction.

It isn't an addiction as much as it is a habit. If you get into the habit of watching porn and getting off once a day, it's hard to break that cycle, especially with the pleasure derived from it. Sometimes I consider myself addicted to porn but generally I go through cycles.

So yes, I would consider it a habit more than an actual addiction.

How long has this been going on, do you know? How severe is it, do you know?

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS

I didn't ask for details, just listened. I really didn't want any visuals, and i didn't invite the conversation. Actually the second guy was kind of a bigger deal since it was affecting his relationship. I'm guessing that it's more than habit - habit of this sort of thing is pretty common (my guess), but obsession generally means it's impacting other stuff.

Being 'addicted' to this isn't that detrimental. For the first guy enquire about it in a months time, if it's worse try and work with him on it (Not in that sense, but, y'know).

As for the second guy he should attempt to watch porn with his partner, or make suggestions in bed, stuff like that usually works. Of course he needs to respect the boundaries of his partner.
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9/19/2010 12:55:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS

Mirza actually believes that? Seriously?
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9/19/2010 12:56:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:55:18 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS

Mirza actually believes that? Seriously?

Yep, he posted a link and was firm in the belief masturbation worsened your eyesight among many other BS things. Forget them now, but there you go.
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9/19/2010 12:57:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:54:33 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:51:40 PM, innomen wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:42:17 PM, innomen wrote:
Any thoughts on this? Do you consider it a real addiction? Addiction to me is very specific and involves physical dependence with physical withdrawal as a result. Obsession is obsession, and has a component within addiction.

It isn't an addiction as much as it is a habit. If you get into the habit of watching porn and getting off once a day, it's hard to break that cycle, especially with the pleasure derived from it. Sometimes I consider myself addicted to porn but generally I go through cycles.

So yes, I would consider it a habit more than an actual addiction.

How long has this been going on, do you know? How severe is it, do you know?

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS

I didn't ask for details, just listened. I really didn't want any visuals, and i didn't invite the conversation. Actually the second guy was kind of a bigger deal since it was affecting his relationship. I'm guessing that it's more than habit - habit of this sort of thing is pretty common (my guess), but obsession generally means it's impacting other stuff.

Being 'addicted' to this isn't that detrimental. For the first guy enquire about it in a months time, if it's worse try and work with him on it (Not in that sense, but, y'know).

As for the second guy he should attempt to watch porn with his partner, or make suggestions in bed, stuff like that usually works. Of course he needs to respect the boundaries of his partner.

I really really don't want to be involved at all. I was just looking for general discussion in the matter, not really advice. In both cases i really am happy they feel comfortable that they can confide in me, but i really don't need to know any details.
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9/19/2010 12:58:37 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:56:41 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:55:18 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS

Mirza actually believes that? Seriously?

Yep, he posted a link and was firm in the belief masturbation worsened your eyesight among many other BS things. Forget them now, but there you go.

Hahahahaha. Were they from islamic sources or actual scientific sources?
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9/19/2010 1:00:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:57:50 PM, innomen wrote:

I really really don't want to be involved at all. I was just looking for general discussion in the matter, not really advice. In both cases i really am happy they feel comfortable that they can confide in me, but i really don't need to know any details.

Well, my stance is porn, or masturbation, isn't addictive in the same sense as other addictive things like Morphine, but is just a pleasurable habit.
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9/19/2010 1:01:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:58:37 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:56:41 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:55:18 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS

Mirza actually believes that? Seriously?

Yep, he posted a link and was firm in the belief masturbation worsened your eyesight among many other BS things. Forget them now, but there you go.

Hahahahaha. Were they from islamic sources or actual scientific sources?

You're on the money with the former. He had 2 links, the first a straight up Islamic site, and the second was a doctor which specialised in Homeopathy. He still thought they were objective sources.
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9/19/2010 1:01:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 12:58:37 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:56:41 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:55:18 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 9/19/2010 12:49:13 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

inb4 Mirza and his 'Masturbation makes you blind' BS

Mirza actually believes that? Seriously?

Yep, he posted a link and was firm in the belief masturbation worsened your eyesight among many other BS things. Forget them now, but there you go.

Hahahahaha. Were they from islamic sources or actual scientific sources?

He'll pop one day.
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9/19/2010 1:07:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 1:01:56 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

You're on the money with the former. He had 2 links, the first a straight up Islamic site, and the second was a doctor which specialised in Homeopathy. He still thought they were objective sources.

Definitely objective sources. *rolls eyes*

This reminds me of a joke though: "A Muslim father catches his son masturbating. He says, "Don't do that my son, or Allah will strike you blind." The child says, "Abu, I'm over here."
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9/19/2010 1:07:45 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 1:01:56 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
You're on the money with the former. He had 2 links, the first a straight up Islamic site, and the second was a doctor which specialised in Homeopathy. He still thought they were objective sources.


LMFAO
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9/19/2010 1:18:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 1:07:45 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:01:56 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
You're on the money with the former. He had 2 links, the first a straight up Islamic site, and the second was a doctor which specialised in Homeopathy. He still thought they were objective sources.


LMFAO

Uh, how are you laughing when you've quoted sites like Prisonplanet and Infowars?
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9/19/2010 1:29:14 PM
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At 9/19/2010 1:18:18 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:07:45 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:01:56 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
You're on the money with the former. He had 2 links, the first a straight up Islamic site, and the second was a doctor which specialised in Homeopathy. He still thought they were objective sources.


LMFAO

Uh, how are you laughing when you've quoted sites like Prisonplanet and Infowars?

Um, you do realize that PrisonPlanet and Infowars use mainstream news sources, right? Everything on PrisonPlanet and Infowars is based on tangible evidence or taken from other major news sources.
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9/19/2010 1:37:15 PM
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Based on in the sense "FEMA is holding a training exercise. WE'RE ALL GOING TO INTERNMENT CAMPS."

The internment camps are muy off schedule.
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9/19/2010 1:37:19 PM
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At 9/19/2010 1:29:14 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:18:18 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:07:45 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:01:56 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
You're on the money with the former. He had 2 links, the first a straight up Islamic site, and the second was a doctor which specialised in Homeopathy. He still thought they were objective sources.


LMFAO

Uh, how are you laughing when you've quoted sites like Prisonplanet and Infowars?

Um, you do realize that PrisonPlanet and Infowars use mainstream news sources, right? Everything on PrisonPlanet and Infowars is based on tangible evidence or taken from other major news sources.

Just like FOX News. :)
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9/19/2010 1:41:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 1:37:19 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:29:14 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Um, you do realize that PrisonPlanet and Infowars use mainstream news sources, right? Everything on PrisonPlanet and Infowars is based on tangible evidence or taken from other major news sources.

Just like FOX News. :)

Here's an article featured on Prison Planet's home page.

http://www.prisonplanet.com...

Members of U.S. platoon in Afghanistan accused of killing civilians for sport
Craig Whitlock
Washington Post
Sept 19, 2010

And at the bottom of the article, they give a link to the original news source.
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9/19/2010 1:46:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 1:41:59 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:37:19 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:29:14 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Um, you do realize that PrisonPlanet and Infowars use mainstream news sources, right? Everything on PrisonPlanet and Infowars is based on tangible evidence or taken from other major news sources.

Just like FOX News. :)

Here's an article featured on Prison Planet's home page.

http://www.prisonplanet.com...

Members of U.S. platoon in Afghanistan accused of killing civilians for sport
Craig Whitlock
Washington Post
Sept 19, 2010

And at the bottom of the article, they give a link to the original news source.

That's because it's a snippet of a Washington Post article. It's not original content from the imaginative mind of Alex Jones.
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9/19/2010 1:47:35 PM
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At 9/19/2010 1:46:50 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:41:59 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:37:19 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:29:14 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Um, you do realize that PrisonPlanet and Infowars use mainstream news sources, right? Everything on PrisonPlanet and Infowars is based on tangible evidence or taken from other major news sources.

Just like FOX News. :)

Here's an article featured on Prison Planet's home page.

http://www.prisonplanet.com...

Members of U.S. platoon in Afghanistan accused of killing civilians for sport
Craig Whitlock
Washington Post
Sept 19, 2010

And at the bottom of the article, they give a link to the original news source.

That's because it's a snippet of a Washington Post article. It's not original content from the imaginative mind of Alex Jones.

Plus, he has to make his site look semi-mainstream to avoid being black-bagged by the government's darksuits.
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9/19/2010 1:47:55 PM
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At 9/19/2010 1:37:15 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Based on in the sense "FEMA is holding a training exercise. WE'RE ALL GOING TO INTERNMENT CAMPS."

The internment camps are muy off schedule.

That wasn't PrisonPlanet's false alarm, that was a message straight from FEMA's website. You keep bring up the same bs argument and I keep refuting it with the same empirical proof.

http://www.fema.gov...

"National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection,
NLE 09 will focus on intelligence and information sharing among intelligence and law enforcement communities, and between international, federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants." - FEMA
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9/19/2010 1:51:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 1:47:55 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:37:15 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Based on in the sense "FEMA is holding a training exercise. WE'RE ALL GOING TO INTERNMENT CAMPS."

The internment camps are muy off schedule.

That wasn't PrisonPlanet's false alarm, that was a message straight from FEMA's website. You keep bring up the same bs argument and I keep refuting it with the same empirical proof.

http://www.fema.gov...

"National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection,
NLE 09 will focus on intelligence and information sharing among intelligence and law enforcement communities, and between international, federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants." - FEMA

So, what does that prove?
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9/19/2010 1:53:49 PM
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At 9/19/2010 1:47:35 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
That's because it's a snippet of a Washington Post article. It's not original content from the imaginative mind of Alex Jones.

That's the whole point. There is no "original content from the imaginative mind of Alex Jones." Everything he says is based on evidence, which includes snippets from a Washington Post article.

You assume that PrisonPlanet and Infowars are websites of Alex Jones rants based on no evidence, but they are in fact websites of evidence from other sources as you can plainly see by the example I presented.
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9/19/2010 1:55:25 PM
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At 9/19/2010 1:51:10 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:47:55 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:37:15 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Based on in the sense "FEMA is holding a training exercise. WE'RE ALL GOING TO INTERNMENT CAMPS."

The internment camps are muy off schedule.

That wasn't PrisonPlanet's false alarm, that was a message straight from FEMA's website. You keep bring up the same bs argument and I keep refuting it with the same empirical proof.

http://www.fema.gov...

"National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection,
NLE 09 will focus on intelligence and information sharing among intelligence and law enforcement communities, and between international, federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants." - FEMA

So, what does that prove?

It proves that Alex Jones didn't give off a false alarm, it was FEMA that gave off the false alarm. Ragnar should be blaming FEMA for the bad info rather than Alex Jones.
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9/19/2010 1:58:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 1:55:25 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:51:10 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:47:55 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:37:15 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Based on in the sense "FEMA is holding a training exercise. WE'RE ALL GOING TO INTERNMENT CAMPS."

The internment camps are muy off schedule.

That wasn't PrisonPlanet's false alarm, that was a message straight from FEMA's website. You keep bring up the same bs argument and I keep refuting it with the same empirical proof.

http://www.fema.gov...

"National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection,
NLE 09 will focus on intelligence and information sharing among intelligence and law enforcement communities, and between international, federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants." - FEMA

So, what does that prove?

It proves that Alex Jones didn't give off a false alarm, it was FEMA that gave off the false alarm. Ragnar should be blaming FEMA for the bad info rather than Alex Jones.

Actually, FEMA said nothing about secret internment camps. I'm pretty sure that was all Alex Jones, especially since nothing in your "evidence" mentions anything even remotely akin to such camps.
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9/19/2010 2:01:15 PM
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As far as I can tell, there are two separate uses for the term 'addiction'.

The first refers solely to psychoactive substances like alcohol, tobacco or various recreational drugs. The second is much broader and refers to psychological dependency on various things that can cause depression, guilt or other negative mental states.

So, if watching excessive porn is causing your friend significant psychological problems, it probably would be classed as an addiction.
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9/19/2010 2:10:48 PM
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At 9/19/2010 1:58:18 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 1:55:25 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
It proves that Alex Jones didn't give off a false alarm, it was FEMA that gave off the false alarm. Ragnar should be blaming FEMA for the bad info rather than Alex Jones.

Actually, FEMA said nothing about secret internment camps.

That's a separate issue. Ragnar and I were talking about a FEMA drill, which the FEMA website did in fact confirm. What the FEMA drill entailed, such as FEMA camps, was admitted speculation, but based on evidence. However, FEMA camps themselves, are not speculation, but based on direct evidence from the government. (See below.)

I'm pretty sure that was all Alex Jones,

False.

"A new bill introduced in Congress authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to set up a network of FEMA camp facilities to be used to house U.S. citizens in the event of a national emergency.

The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 mandates the establishment of "national emergency centers" to be located on military installations for the purpose of to providing "temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster," according to the bill.


The legislation also states that the camps will be used to "provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations".

Ominously, the bill also states that the camps can be used to "meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security," an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse."


Article: http://www.prisonplanet.com...

Direct source: http://www.govtrack.us...
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9/19/2010 2:16:45 PM
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"Open ended" and "emergency housing" does not add up to "Involuntary internment." Sorry. That's all your sources speculation.

I don't carry if FEMA did say there are camps to be constructed and none were constructed (Were they constructed, does anyone know?) You and your sources were all "Shut up and wait, we WILL be interned on that date." That's a leap of faith-- both that government will do what it says, and that camps mean internment.
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9/19/2010 2:19:32 PM
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In both cases these guys were gay, so i don't know if this is more common among gay men, and in both cases they had to have their computers removed (voluntarily) to resist the temptation.:

No, straight men have the same problem. I think it's a matter of two components.

1. You have to have some reason that makes you feel guilty for it (such as religious conviction).
2. If the partner is not cool with it, then he is doing it behind his partners back, which may be soliciting feelings of guilt.
3. He may be literally obsessed with porn. If it controls him (like he can't function without it, or masturbates a ridiculous amount of times in a day) then I would say some problem exists.

Other than that, I don't think anything about porn is abnormal.

Any thoughts on this? Do you consider it a real addiction?:

Eh, I understand how you are differentiating it and would generally agree. The word isn't the important part, but what it is doing to your friend.
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