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by chenda
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:16 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 337
Views: 171750

Re: Resources and recommend watching

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:38 am
The 81 year old "handyman" guy who is living with all his belongings in his van trying to find a wealthy woman in the community to sponge off
Sounds like he'd be better off in Phuket. That retirement village looks like hell on earth for an introvert.
by chenda
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No grid challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1238

Re: No grid challenge

It's an unfortunate truth that more air miles will equate to more Bangladeshi children drowning. On the other hand, Michael O'Leary off of Ryanair probably deserves the Charlemagne award for helping to unify Europe. We can do without cars or off season produce. But the world I think would be a more ...
by chenda
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:23 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 50
Views: 7634

Re: Lifespan

Right, natural selection has given us all an over sensitivity to pattern recognition, so ghosts are culturally universal and at least subjectively real. I had a Tarot reading once and I found it useful, if only to prompt me into asking myself useful questions. I think we sometimes throw the baby out...
by chenda
Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:42 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?
Replies: 46
Views: 2347

Re: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?

jacob wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:52 am
they also rank very high in terms of suicide rates,
I thought that was a myth ?
by chenda
Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 50
Views: 7634

Re: Lifespan

@7wannabe5 - Fair play to her.

Astrology alone is a multi-billion dollar industry. I know of a Portuguese witch who apparently has thriving business in online fortune telling. Though she looks the part and apparently has the right ancestral pedigree.

Perhaps I should give it a go :?
by chenda
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 50
Views: 7634

Re: Lifespan

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:46 pm
And, I could even throw in the fact that two of my relatives were prosecuted for witchcraft near Salem to make it seem more legit.
Did that impact their lifespan ?
by chenda
Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:32 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20276

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

IUD seems most efficient choice with lowest health cost for women as birth control pills affect hormones and this affects many processes, including arousal and attraction tendencies in women. Coils seem increasingly popular. Some swear by them but it can affect periods. Contraceptive implants are a...
by chenda
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20276

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

Thinking about it women have loads of contraceptive options, whereas men only have condoms and sterilisation. There's been talk for years about developing a male version of the pill, which would be a welcomed development I think. Also, I think it's possible for men to bank sperm pre-vasectomy if the...
by chenda
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20276

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

In the final analysis, it's best to regret not having children than regret having them.
by chenda
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20276

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

I’m not sure your numbers are accurate or at least up to date re “more than offsetting” or more Catholics in the US (which, if true and if immigration is to credit would mean less Catholics somewhere else, which is not good.) Also, statistics being what they are, how would one define Catholic? An i...
by chenda
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:09 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20276

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

@tophatfox - yes it could be an issue if you are adopting older children who might have had traumatic experiences. The aforementioned guy's adopted brother struggled to adapt to his new life because of past trauma. Although birthrates are falling in the west (and even more so parts of Asia) immigrat...
by chenda
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:27 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20276

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

I’d been purposely avoiding clicking on this thread since it resurfaced cuz I knew it would be the sort of discussion that would (a) set me off and (b) cause me to ask myself wtf I’m even doing on this forum, as I often do recently. Well I hope you don't leave as, whilst we probably disagree on man...
by chenda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1325

Re: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?

Henry wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:57 pm
Just looking at that couch makes my ass hurt.
Perhaps you could show us yours ? The couch that is.
by chenda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 285
Views: 74429

Re: guitar player's journal

What is the matter with double glazing? Windows here are double glazed. If they are already insitu there is probably nothing wrong with them, although thinking about it they may be contributing to the damp problem if the trickle vents are not sufficient. The environmental issues arises with endless...
by chenda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:45 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: ERE Country
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: ERE Country

I don't think there is one. It depends too much of personal circumstances and preferences. Indeed looking at it from country perspective might be thought limiting. Even very small countries can have big variation in say COL depending on where you are.
by chenda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 285
Views: 74429

Re: guitar player's journal

Traditionally buildings were made of permeable materials which allowed them to 'breath' e.g. lime mortar. This prevented the build up of moisture, together with daily airing like @thriftyrob says. 20th century architecture has built ridgid barriers to water ingress. Things like damp courses, cement ...
by chenda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:59 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective
Replies: 55
Views: 4455

Re: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective

You are becoming very philosophical Rigger.
by chenda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:32 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1325

Re: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?

Henry wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:24 am
I like MountainFrugal's room with the exception of that sad ass Charlie Brown looking tree. It takes up too much space and It blocks the natural light from the window.
It's a Christmas tree.
by chenda
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:28 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective
Replies: 55
Views: 4455

Re: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective

And the really weird part of that, is my culture is aware of methane being a more important greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. My understanding is that methane only stays in the atmosphere for a few years before breaking down, whereas CO2 will stay up there for centuries, so methane is of secondar...
by chenda
Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Acquiring plants for free or cheap
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Acquiring plants for free or cheap

People in my area give away potted saplings, they just leave them by the front gate with a sign saying help yourself. So I do.