JoeDavola

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    JoeDavola got a reaction from JFK in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Agreed - I've started visiting a swimming pool and most blokes over 30 have a gut. IMO it's the beer that's the real killer - if you're a big drinker then by the time your 35 you are likely to have the big swollen gut.
    I saw a bloke the other day who I knew years ago - hadn't seen him for say 3 years. He used to be really skinny, but then 5 years ago started putting on the weight because he started hanging out in bars every night. I couldn't believe what I saw, he had the skinny arms and legs but a big protruding gut and very noticeable breast growth - this is a chap in his late 30's.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Kurt Barlow in The great crash sweepstake   
    Yeah, my colleague was previously telling me to buy a house cause the prices will only go up. Was surprised at the change. He's a left winger and fierce anti-Trump-er so I think he was blaming Trump but even so it's an interesting change of view.
    How does Mr Finance suggest that we protect ourselves?
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Melchett in The normalisation of female obesity   
    A perfect encapsulation of UK culture. You should work for the the Exeter tourist board...
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from JFK in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Agreed - I've started visiting a swimming pool and most blokes over 30 have a gut. IMO it's the beer that's the real killer - if you're a big drinker then by the time your 35 you are likely to have the big swollen gut.
    I saw a bloke the other day who I knew years ago - hadn't seen him for say 3 years. He used to be really skinny, but then 5 years ago started putting on the weight because he started hanging out in bars every night. I couldn't believe what I saw, he had the skinny arms and legs but a big protruding gut and very noticeable breast growth - this is a chap in his late 30's.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Van Lady in The great crash sweepstake   
    Bloke beside me in work has just said that I shouldn't buy a house at the moment cause there's going to be a financial crash in the next two years or so.
    First time I've heard such an opinion from a non DOSBODDER. Perhaps a sign that sentiment is changing.
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    JoeDavola reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in The normalisation of female obesity   
    No he's just younger, free and single! 
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from JFK in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Agreed - I've started visiting a swimming pool and most blokes over 30 have a gut. IMO it's the beer that's the real killer - if you're a big drinker then by the time your 35 you are likely to have the big swollen gut.
    I saw a bloke the other day who I knew years ago - hadn't seen him for say 3 years. He used to be really skinny, but then 5 years ago started putting on the weight because he started hanging out in bars every night. I couldn't believe what I saw, he had the skinny arms and legs but a big protruding gut and very noticeable breast growth - this is a chap in his late 30's.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Austin Allegro in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Take the female population and remove the overweight, the aggressive resting bitch face types, and the louty ones who scream and shout and eff and blind like a rugby player, and there isn't too many left.
    I live in a city centre apartment and most of the noise I hear in the wee small hours, the for want of a better word 'hollering' is from groups of women.
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    JoeDavola reacted to JackieO in Vegetarians   
    I try to have it three times a week and supplement for 4 fish oil caps a day.
    Thing is after being veggie for over 30 years I'm not keen of the texture and can't strong tasting fish like mackerel.
    I stick to cod/haddock, fresh tuna and salmon.
     
    BTW my dad is autistic too but never suffered the accompanying anxiety and depression, that I have. In fact he's a very happy chappy but he has always ate meat.
    I believe we evolved eating fish and small animals and that animal/fish protein is essential for optimal mental function.
     
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Melchett in The normalisation of female obesity   
    A perfect encapsulation of UK culture. You should work for the the Exeter tourist board...
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    JoeDavola reacted to Frank Hovis in Vegetarians   
    I'm not aware that I know any; the only celebrity one I can think of is Penny Junor and she never had an ounce of spare fat.
    That's not a criticism she was nice looking; but that very thin look which is attractive in a woman is not something that women usually find attractive in men.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Austin Allegro in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Take the female population and remove the overweight, the aggressive resting bitch face types, and the louty ones who scream and shout and eff and blind like a rugby player, and there isn't too many left.
    I live in a city centre apartment and most of the noise I hear in the wee small hours, the for want of a better word 'hollering' is from groups of women.
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    JoeDavola reacted to DTMark in trans madness   
    There's that word again. "Proud". It is what it is. I don't think there's a need to feel at war with just about everyone else around you.
    I recently engaged with two trans people in an attempt to find out the answer to what I thought was a perfectly legitimate question.
    I tend to be quite open about things, so might have anticipated more of a welcome for trying to engage, and, I thought, phrased my question gently and respectfully. It got thrown back in my face.
    For context - I know I'm a gay man. How do I know? Because I have no sexual feelings for women. That has never happened. I'm attracted to the same sex.
    The "frame of reference", if you will, is abundantly clear. Is that "self-identification?"
    No, I don't think it is. I think it is fact.
    In the same way that "I am a man", "I am British" and "today is Tuesday" are also facts.
    What I'd like to know is: if you're a man, but you think you are a woman:
    How do you know?
    What is the "frame of reference?"
    I'm not suggesting that people here are well-equipped to answer that, but it strikes me that the activists' method of screaming the word "transphobe" at everyone else is never going to work. "Oh, whatever. You're boring me now" seems a perfectly reasonable response to being screamed at.
    It strikes me that acceptance of homosexuality came about because people grew to realise that others are genuinely different, born that way, and no threat to anyone else. Therefore expressing your own bigotry says more about you than it does about anyone else: you don't start making fun of paraplegics on buses, for example, we expect higher standards.
    The activist camp is going in precisely the wrong direction and were it to engage and actually attempt to educate and inform as opposed to insulting people, perhaps it might get somewhere.
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    JoeDavola reacted to wherebee in The great crash sweepstake   
    Tell him to get the mother in law as part guarantor.  Then in the divorce he loses less...
     
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    JoeDavola reacted to Bkkandrew in The great crash sweepstake   
    Crikey Joe, quoting me twice in the same post! Quite an honour...
    His attitude, same as mine was to make a shed load of money in the next few months, maybe to middle of next year and stash it, cutting back ahead of the curve.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Austin Allegro in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Indeed, I think the "you can't handle a real woman" shaming tactic is increasingly losing it's effect.
    Where 'handle' means 'aren't attracted to' and 'real' means 'obese, arrogant, nasty, and not terribly bright'.
    And yes, given that definition I admit it; I can't handle a real woman.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Austin Allegro in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Well, fat men with even fatter women sometimes.
    But yes, young fat men these days end up with nobody, and the skinny young man who, 20 years ago would have paired up with another skinny young plain jane girl next door woman, pairs up with a landwhale and seems perfectly OK with that.
    But the 'hot' thing tends to be the luck of the draw in terms of genetics, or blokes who are naturally pathologically arrogant/cocky and thus can keep the tingles coming (the single mum my mate is dating, her sister, and her mother all chose to have kids with blokes who 'treated them badly'....funny that). I know quite a few mid-30's blokes who, whilst not roided up Mens Fitness cover models, are lean athletic blokes with jobs, cars, houses ect...and they've effectively retired from the dating market because all that's available to them are obese women.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Austin Allegro in The normalisation of female obesity   
    .....and I saw another couple like that on the way home.
    Early 20's. He was skinny. She was so fat that it looked difficult for her to balance on the little chairs outside the cafe that they were sitting on.
    Is being skinny as a bloke as damaging to your sexual market value as being an obese woman now? Do skinny blokes have to do a steroid cycle for the privilege of dating someone who isn't going to be diabetic by the time they're 30? Fuck sake these blokes need to get a grip.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Austin Allegro in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Take the female population and remove the overweight, the aggressive resting bitch face types, and the louty ones who scream and shout and eff and blind like a rugby player, and there isn't too many left.
    I live in a city centre apartment and most of the noise I hear in the wee small hours, the for want of a better word 'hollering' is from groups of women.
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    JoeDavola reacted to maudit in The normalisation of female obesity   
    I was thinking about this the other day. When I was at school remember all of us thinking we had to be as thin as possible to get a boyfriend, nearly all girls were on a diet even if thin to begin with. I had eating disorder for 5 years. All the models and actresses were very thin. I supppse now there are quite a few fat singers and social media people. And you see fat girls with boyfriends so why bother to starve yourself. Its strange how it has completely reversed for the men at the same time.
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    JoeDavola reacted to maudit in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Could say the same about men over 40  nearly all have big bellies only a few in good shape. 
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    JoeDavola reacted to Melchett in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Not sure if this is a DOSBOD or an Obesity comment - a bit of both really: my weekly shopping trip yesterday gave me a moment of terrifying clarity: I would rather “bang one out” in a solo endeavour than actually have sex with 95% of the women I see. And of the 5% that are left, I doubt there are more than 5% who could induce me to take the risk to my time, sanity and assets of inviting to them into my life for anything longer than it would take to have sex with them.
    If Lady M and I should part ways for any reason I can see a lot of cats in my future. And sadly, looking at the alternatives, I’m just fine with that idea. The only thing I’d find annoying would be the inevitable constant pressure from friends and family to find myself “another good woman”.
    I have become married MGTOW in waiting.
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Mental health and kids   
    I'd never even heard of the concept of self harming until I was in my early 20's. It would never have occured to me to do it, even as someone who suffered from panic attacks from the age of 15 or so.
    I think if you tell kids about it, more are going to try it. Plus I think you're seen as boring these days if you're a cis-gendered person without some kind of mental disorder diagnosis.
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    JoeDavola reacted to Game_of_Homes in Aging and Death - the biggest Red Pills   
    This is what terrifies me. Not only the fear of death but the fear of the pain and the possibility that no drug can alleviate the pain, not even the most hardcore opiates. I hope it is possible to have a painfree and peaceful death when my time comes...
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    JoeDavola got a reaction from Ina in Aging and Death - the biggest Red Pills   
    Humbling and moving bravery.
    I saw my grandmother in the final stages of cancer, a few days before death. Delirious with pain, writhing on her deathbed. Apparently the next few days before she died were even worse.
    When people are as sick as she was, we should be allowed to put them out of their misery. It would be the humane thing to do if we were mature and trustworthy enough as a society to accept the responsibility.