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Re: when locals come here

Postby x9200 » Thu, 28 May 2015 8:29 am

I agree with JR8. There are only two options: satisfaction or lack of dissatisfaction (lack of fear etc etc). No third, void option. Nothing moves on without a stimuli whether we realize it or not.
But then, this is how it works so I don't see anything negative if ones (sub)conscious motivation for helping other people is personal satisfaction. Just opposite, it's something positive providing driving force.

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Re: when locals come here

Postby Sporkin » Thu, 28 May 2015 10:26 am

It wasn't meant to take away anything from what you've contributed SMS that's why I qualified it as a philosophical bent. I think its exceedingly rare to have true altruism, I won't discount it being impossible but that's a discussion for bearded men, smoking pipes and a fine brew. :)

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Re: RE: Re: when locals come here

Postby bgd » Thu, 28 May 2015 11:11 am

the lynx wrote:
bgd wrote:Or rent their women - that was earlier today, since removed. :D

You mean to rant about their women?


I guess that too but I was referring to the Singapore Escort advert that popped up briefly yesterday. In hindsight it did describe the offerings as "Voluptuous" so perhaps the "Singapore" reference might have been a little bit of creative marketing. 8-)

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Re: when locals come here

Postby Sporkin » Thu, 28 May 2015 11:20 am

I saw that ad briefly and I thought high-class escort is as much an oxymoron as cheap-hooker is a redundancy

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Re: when locals come here

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 May 2015 11:27 am

Sporkin wrote:It wasn't meant to take away anything from what you've contributed SMS that's why I qualified it as a philosophical bent. I think its exceedingly rare to have true altruism, I won't discount it being impossible but that's a discussion for bearded men, smoking pipes and a fine brew. :)


Let's see.....I've got the beard, I like fine brew and I used to smoke a pipe (20 years). Could be a discussion. :wink:

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Re: when locals come here

Postby Brah » Sat, 30 May 2015 8:39 am

JR8 wrote:
Sporkin wrote:Of late there seems to be quite a few posts from locals wanting to meetup, out of curiosity what enters your mind when locals come here to post about meeting new friends etc?
... Some people wrote that it sets off alarm bells when you see locals interested in meeting up, would anyone like to share some horror stories?


As with any internet forum I think your perception of others builds over time. That's one reason why it can be so enjoyable/beguiling when you meet them in the flesh [sometimes your perceptions are right, other times they are completely wrong] :)

I'm not going out and meeting anyone from the internet 1-1 except someone I've chatted to for some time, and preferably met at a group meet-up, AND like.

This made me chuckle to myself and remember when I did exactly that - except for the meet part - I/we did everything up to that.

This is when I used my old, harsher online persona, was single, connected with a forum regular in a quasi-romantic context, sent her my picture (which I normally would never do) at her request, then she gave me reason to regret it immediately thereafter (even then I still tried to maintain some semblance of anonymity).

The thing is, I knew there something was a bit fishy.

Well, it gave the forum a bit of a laugh anyway.
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