Interest.... what does this mean?


Study finds guys not so naughty, gals not so noble

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 06/20/07

When men look at pictures of women in the buff, where are their eyes likely to go first?

In a new study, using eye-tracking gizmos, where guys looked first on a naked woman defied stereotype.

Men are more likely to look at a female's face before gazing at other body parts, according to a new study by researchers at Emory University.

And when men and women look at pictures of heterosexual sex, women look longer at the photos than men do, according to the study published in the journal Hormones and Behavior.

Both findings may run contrary to what most people think, but they shed light on sexual attitudes that really aren't all that mysterious when considered in a scientific light, said psychologist Kim Wallen of Emory.

Wallen and his former graduate student, Heather Rupp, showed still photos of couples having sex to 30 women and 15 men between the ages of 23 and 28. Each was rigged up with a high-tech eye-tracking gizmo to measure where his or her gaze went first, and how long it stayed there.

While men went straight to the face and lingered awhile, most of the women were more interested in what was going on in the pictures — the sexual activity.

Not surprisingly, Wallen said, women on hormone-filled birth control pills were interested in the overall view of the photos and "background" items like jewelry. But women not on the pill were more interested in areas of both men and women normally covered by clothing.

Rupp, who's now at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, said the "eye-tracking data suggested that what women paid most attention to was dependent on their hormonal state."

The scientists traced the findings to a brain region called the amygdala, which processes emotional information and excitement.

In an earlier brain-scanning study, Wallen found more activation in the amygdala of men than women in response to sexual stimuli. But the cause of the increased activity was unclear, and Wallen and Rupp's latest study suggests higher amygdala activation in men may be related to their increased attention to faces.

They've also concluded there are biological and evolutionary reasons for what they found.

Women can tell by looking at naked men whether the guys are in the mood, Wallen said, but women's bodies don't reveal much.

Which is why men home in on their faces.

"It's cryptic, but facial expression is one way of showing an indication of interest in and enjoyment of sex," Wallen said.

Women drawn to men with muscles

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From: Noah David Simon Is running from Leftist Guerillas
Date: Jun 30, 2007 11:55 PM

did you miss me today?

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 1, 2007 12:35 PM

Of course I did, darling, I've just been busy this weekend.

What are your plans for the rest of this beautiful Sunday afternoon??

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:54 PM

maybe do a drawing of you?

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 2, 2007 12:11 PM

That would be incredible. So what are your plans for this wonderful fourth of July?

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 2, 2007 2:28 PM

I'll get you to sit on my face for the 4th

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 2, 2007 2:42 PM

Wow, that's really beautiful!!

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 2, 2007 5:51 PM

just an abstract.... only 4 hours of work

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 3, 2007 11:39 AM

I love it.

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 3, 2007 11:58 AM

thankyou.... would love to work on one with you nude :)

From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 3, 2007 12:10 PM

Lol, maybe someday.

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 3, 2007 5:49 PM

I sure hope so...
you can be coy if you take your clothes off.....
oh hell... you can be a damn communist with your clothes off.

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 4, 2007 12:42 PM

Another great part about my Russian heritage. Communism comes naturally. ;))

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 4, 2007 8:18 PM

I see the russian. That must of been what caught me. My mother's family are Lithuanian Jews. My mother had similar facial resemblance when younger... (not exactly) mind you.... there is still the Jewish element kind of Regina Spector like face... but I see why you moved me.

I worked on July 4th.... some more.... look below

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 6, 2007 10:02 AM

That's amazing. Mind you, though... I'm half russian, half native american.

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 6, 2007 9:09 PM

the mother of my child is half cherokee half german scott irish something white.... yup.... on the looks side your a genetic match for me...... too bad your not Jewish... we can work on that part. In fact I have this amazing ability to put a little Jewish in you. :)

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 7, 2007 1:17 PM

Lol, Oh, I've never heard THAt one before. :)

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 7, 2007 4:39 PM

Being "Coy" again "Curious"... but that just makes you all the more sexy. I suppose it is the danger. Call me self hating "Trotsky": the moment I saw your face I was ready to give all my possessions to the state. I would so be a socialist if I knew my only possession was between your thighs. I would be quite jealous if I had to share it with the party however.

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 8, 2007 11:10 AM

Lol, you have a very interesting train of thought here.

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 8, 2007 1:21 PM

I'm not an atheist... but here are some fun quotes I read today:

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 9, 2007 1:42 PM

HA! I truly have to agree!

Thanks for that little kernel of wisdom, love.

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 9, 2007 1:58 PM

Shows we don't have to agree to see wisdom in a philosophy... I find myself quoting Jesus all the time.
this one

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Friedrich Nietzsche
is especially tantalizing... when you have a girlfriend and mother @ war with each other.
If you think I'm thickheaded.... you should see old ma.

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jul 9, 2007 2:04 PM

Lol, trust me, I have one, too. And an in law. :((

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jul 10, 2007 11:18 AM

I never got a reply after I spilled my guts. Well it is more complicated then just some Bisexual I'm with. Please don't judge. Her ambivalence stems from the fact that she does love me and is attracted to me, but some where deep inside is some racism coming from her father who would never accept me. Your talking about civil war people. Oakies and upstate New York People.... the grandmother lives in Texas... is a Repubican in Houston and voted for Nixon. Their biggest fear is the family fortune ending in Jewish hands. They were delighted to have my darling son for a grandson... He looks like a white boy with blue eyes.... but they try to keep me from him. They think I will corrupt him with my radical anti-christian ideas. Sara and I slugged it off on our own... barely getting by for five and a half years. Neither my parents or her's approved of the relationship. She was not always loyal to me though... and I was stupid and thought having the child would make her love me the way I loved her... It did not. In fact I could not afford to pay the hospital bill for the pregnancy. I couldn't even afford the abortion the first time it happened.
So yeah... I'm like a piece of shit to the world. The sister of Sara... the Rich Lesbian I referred to: her name is "Laura". Laura doesn't call me by my real name. She calls me "the sperm doner". She is married to a columbian guy in New York who sleeps around with young girls like the mayor of Los Angeles. She keeps him around like a dog on a leash. To ammuse herself and because she lives in Inwood and needs a man to scare off other men from the Lesbians going in and out her house. She makes about 100,000 a year, but has recently got cancer of the thyroid. She is a very bitter women...but she has money and seems to love being with Maxx. I get along with Sara's straight sister "Liz" and of course the Autistic brother. Now that I am unemployed I am like a piece of shit.

I would not be in the unemployment situation I am now if my girl had a little trust in me. I helped throw a huge fashion party in NYC last year and I knew some of the biggest names.... all I had to do was look good... so I brought my girl (why not we have a child together) ....well she got drunk and humiliated me in front of some of the most important people in the world because she thought I was hitting on all the fashion models (I wasn't, it was networking).... it is a problem. I love my girl... but she holds me back because she doesn't honestly believe that I love her I guess. Her sister and her hate men... and they don't trust. They have been great with my son... he stays at her parents house, but if I had been supported by her at that party last year... I would be employed now. She wants me to be a working man like her father is, but I am a very talented artist and I can not help what I am. I still love her... but she has not been supportive. When people see a man whose woman doesn't think highly of him.... well it effects the ability of a man to market himself. All successful men have a powerful woman behind them propping them up.... My girl just wants to be mommy... and sees me as a financial failure. But it doesn't have to be that way. She made it that way. Art is Politics. She doesn't think I will stay loyal after I make it. Sara's mother's first husband had all these affairs before he died of a brain tumor. He was a successful engineer and was able to provide for his family... but I believe his actions effected the way my girl perceives strong men. Sara's father is a silent man who works hard labor with his hands. I can't be like her father. ...and I get the feeling that her father resents me... this is why we never married and yet have a 3 year old child.. who has been diagnosed autistic. Sara has taken great care of him though. they have him in a special school and he is getting better because he was diagnosed early.

I needed my girl's support because she is from a christian background and I work in a gentile world. I am a Jew. and while the war was going on in Lebanon, there was a lot of Anti Semitism going on. Even though she is not religious her contribution would of mainstreamed me. My boss was Greek, and my coworker was a Drews from Lebanon and Palestine... and they became violently dangerous. I had worked with them for 5 years and had dealt with their racism before... I had always regarded them as being Socialist like Chavez and at the time my background made me appreciate and respect their sense of liberty...., but eventually the true hatred showed it's true form. Little statements like Mel Gibson was only showing me what was true and things of this nature entered into the workspace. My girl could of stepped in and judged as a woman.... I'm sure you have seen where men fight and woman play judge. ....well that is about my story in a nutshell. Pretty hard to believe I worked in publishing.

your married and bi? no wonder. that would not go over well. While it might make a lot of guys happy in theory... it doesn't in reality. My girl is bi as well. But I think she really just is gay... she is still angry I knocked her up twice. Once she ran an aborted against my will... the second time... she kept it, but called the police on me in a post partum depression. Then fought a custody battle for a year with me before coming back for a year and a half. Is she really bi or not... I don't know. She's fucking insane! The best pussy I ever licked. great in bed... nurturing wonderful and fucking crazy. now they are saying my son is Autistic... He's not. They are trying to get him in a special school so that he can get special attention. Sara's family are masters at milking the state for money. If Maxx is Autistic... then so are you and me. He is just developing speach slowly because he has testicles... which is something that scares the hell out of feminists like my girl... but boys don't speak like girls do. The paranoia comes from my girl's brother really actually being Autistic... and the fact that one of my 12 cousins is autistic... but Maxx is not.... at any rate... before she left me again two months ago or so she said that she was bi.... what the fuck right? I think she would totally love to carpet munch with a rich woman who would support her. Her sister is a Lesbian... but I think that would gross her out. OH and her sister HATES me.... (typical typical) ...but her sister is rich as shit... and I think is conspiring to adopt my son and be the primary care taker. the whole thing is so fucked up. If you think I would ever vote Clinton for president... you got another thing coming. I would rather chop my dick off. Well in a week or so she says I can visit her and Maxx... so I guess I might get laid and stop being so ichy horny towards you. Still I can't help but laugh at the idea of you coming to NY and putting the moves on her... and seeing what the fuck is really going through her manipulative little mind.

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From: (uRi0u$
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I think I get your reaction to my coyness, now. You certainly are a strong soul, and I wish you the best in your endeavors. You're a very heartfelt person, I admire that.

Does one look for background “Nature” or “Nurture”? The majority of the “Feminist Left” defines sexual identities “Male” or “Female” as a matter of “Nurture”. In this same respect the majority of the “Religious Right” defines a “Gay” person as being “Gay” through “Nurture” as well. How can two divergent and often-conflicting worldviews have the same perspective?

I'm not married, but I am together with the mother of my child (Sara). We intend to get married soon, but our survival and lives take priority and the care of our son is more important to Sara then marrying me. In the past my liberal background and upbringing led me to question the benefits of marriage. I certainly regret that attitude. There were deep-seated resentments that I carried towards the hostile attitudes of the female sex in the 90's that led me to believe that I was being objectified as a financial tool and not loved in marriage. Looking back on it the attitude of most women was destructive and I hope things improve. I am saddened that my son has reaped the injustice of the sexual revolution.

No silly fundamentalist person: I don't think all women are whores and bitches. Just an awful lot of them in comparison to the positive relative experience I had with people from my own sex. (no that doesn't make me GAY!... and no I don't have a problem with anybody being GAY.... and no that doesn't mean I have never had a gay thought or experience... and no I don't want to have anal sex with anyone... and yes I have been in a gay bar... and no that doesn't make me gay either... no I don't think people should be able to marry other species. Dogs and Cats don't pay taxes and have to pay for lousy public schools that they have to send their offspring to. Does anybody get what I am trying to say here?)

this might sound strange..., but I used to have a thing for "Vicky the Robot".

1986-1987 was the year I watched the most television... it also the year I got overweight from eating too many Doritos... but that is another story.... anyway, I was in seventh grade and was fat and considered one of the bigger nerds in my junior highschool... and my only outlet at the time was this show that I related to because the kid in the show was about my age and was fat like I was... and I thought to myself... well if this kid can tell a hot robot like "Vicky" what to do... then there is a chance for me in life... I know it sounds pathetic... but it is true. Oh drat she is a Lesbian now.... well I guess there is always my imagination.... Vicky, the muffdiving robot... heh heh

you have now been officially sexually harassed!
Tell your pussy whipped boyfriend or husband... to back off....

and take Pelosi with you to Syria.
The Great thing about the internet... is Bitch.,.. you can't stop me!

Donna Hanover and Rudy Giuliani
can kiss my honest ass as well... oh the marriage didn't work? I wonder why?

THERE ARE SO MANY ANNOYING FUNDAMENTALIST PEOPLE OUT THERE... everyone is trying to point to some kind of objectivity that is not written in words or text... but is there beyond human writing and logic.... but some how it all gets back to the issue of power and sex............................

try to coax a female chimpanzee to have sex. And the same gesture may be used after two males fight as a signal of reconciliation.

Also I read (but don't agree with Richard Dawkins completely)

...but he said something interesting about primates and sexuality... I think it was Orangatangs who have group sex regularly... To see group sex... I recommend if you have never seen it before... Consider it research...
Oh and Gorilla apparently have alpha males that chase off the weaker males and control harems of women...

Apparently we are closest in relation to these animals...
So that guy that used to beat me up in highschool and Bill Clinton... well he's a gorilla,,,

I do not condone non monogomous sex...

Samantha Blum
10:47pm July 18th
I know Ben Chase!

p.s sucking up to me for my connections wion't work. Unless you want me to hook you up with Gloria down the road. She has some cats you can market too.

Noah David Simon
10:52pm July 18th
I would so love to shag Gloria Steinem. Old or not.
By the way... I already poked her. she didn't respond.

Samantha Blum
11:13pm July 18th
shes quite a hottie...i agree.

Noah David Simon
11:19pm July 18th
have you ever seen the playboys? she was the best one ever!

Noah David Simon
11:30pm July 18th
I looked on the internet to show it to you... looks like the feminists got it pulled off. I used to have the damn issue. It's rare... she was incredible.

Samantha Blum
6:43pm July 19th
really? That's why I love Gloria Steinem. Sex posityive femism rock my socks.

Noah David Simon
6:45pm July 19th
she is not sex positive... she is sex bound....

hugh hefner is sex positive.

Freddy, as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn't very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired. Freddy, what I am saying is: know your limitations. You are a moron.

Noah David Simon
6:47pm July 19th
an "ism" is an "ism" is an "ism"
...and I ain't going to worship no chick.

Samantha Blum
6:48pm July 19th

its an actual branch of feminism.

Noah David Simon
6:51pm July 19th
not interested in theory when I have a lifetime of experience dealing with feminism. The end result is Bill Clinton and Paris Hilton.

GIRL POWER! <----sarcasm

Devil Wears Prada

I'm not going to respect you because of any cultural product or fashion. I will respect you because of your non absolute values and loyalties. I like wearing Black Latex, but I'm not going to scorn people who don't walk around with a full body condom. You’re not a punk because you sew patches on your clothes with dental floss. I dated a girl in summer camp in 1989 who was a huge Def Leppard fan and the next year she was into the Grateful Dead and I think she was a poser. I fight against absolutists and fashion fascists like some precocious hippies and some pretentious Goths.

I just got through watching the “Devil wears Prada”... I found myself hating it and liking it at the same time. I got the whole critique of the fashion industry (I worked in it so it seemed familiar). I was annoyed because it seemed also to glamorize it. I really like the performance of the actors (Meryl Streep , Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt... Anne Hathaway or was that Julia Roberts?) It was definitely better then say “Little Black Book”, "Sex in the City" or “Coyote Ugly” or a.k.a. the same genre of girl urban success in ratio to intimate relationships. I felt the film was done well, but I find this genre of film making to be an ugly little paradox. I hate the way these films always have the damn Sprint Ring tone in them… (how much does Sprint pay for this anyway?) It just seems to be another excuse to market to the “Sex in the City“ Crowd …a completely accepting crowd of any type of moral statement as long as it gives vanity to their own meaningless life. Again, that is not to say that the “Devil” is a bad film. Nor am I saying that “Sex in the City” is a bad show either… and I even thought the writing in the show “Friends” is pretty good… There is just something annoying and bourgeois about these things. Some people would say I’m just bitter because the materialistic life full of lovers that usually never work out is something I would never experience… Probably true. And certainly I am tired of politically correct films that look like an industrial revolution Dickens story full of poor people. I think the reason “Little Miss Sunshine” was such a great movie was not that it was some kind of feminist anti fashion statement… certainly the writers were never critical of the grandfather who liked his porn… the beauty of “Little Miss Sunshine” was that it presented the drama of real average overeducated poor Americans. While the “Devil” was well done… I would like to see more stuff that seems like real people… not a story about some guilt ridden P.C. girl in the fashion industry. I’m enthusiastic about other peoples dreams, but I think these films are pornographic. Am I the only one who feels this way?

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jun 24, 2007 2:34 PM

Lol, I'm trying to market my ideas by starting my own magazine. I'm only on myspace to keep in touch with people in all of the places that I've been/

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jun 24, 2007 3:05 PM

seriously: screw print publications.
the future of free thought is online.
Print is eternally controlled by reprimanding institutions... just look at the NYTIMES and the London Guardian. They are only interested in protecting internationalist objectives and stopping nationalist objectives from defending its borders. AKA "Amnesty International" and "United Nations"

If you believe in Republics... print is dead.
The revolution against the media begins online....
You can beat the system here.

There is a revolution going on... and it is going to change the world... and print is scared.

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jun 24, 2007 3:39 PM

Lol, you seem to have put a lot of thought into this matter....

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From: Noah David Simon
Date: Jun 24, 2007 4:21 PM

I hope you are not being coy with me.

they threatened to kill my son and my family.
they hazed me
they have a very peculiar PC culture that works like the mafia or some kind of fraternity... then they front it with a bunch of femmes and gay people.... but behind it is something ugly.

you don't want to know what I know about publishing.

I prefer FOX news to what goes on in the liberal media corporations.... that is why I am here on FOX interactive....

like I said this is owned by Murdoch.... who is at least sane. I'm telling you the truth.

everything out there is power.... "Left" and "Right"

both sides...
the "Right" doesn't have the pretension that the "Left" has.

trust me I grew up in the "Left"... my father was on the front page of the NYTIMES in the 60's protesting by doing underground theatre.... he still is a believer in the "Left".... but he is old and doesn't realize that his Noam Chomsky values have been infiltrated by something that wants us to die.

Theory only goes so far before one realizes that it is all about the money and who gets it.

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From: (uRi0u$
Date: Jun 25, 2007 4:23 PM

I'm always coy, but in a harmless way. It's pretty trippy, the lengths some will go to.

Anyway, best of luck. I'm not going to be on long today, but I figured I'd drop you a line. Take it easy, darlin'.

Date: Jun 25, 2007 6:25 PM

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Body: god forbid you don't end up having a child that is a boy and be coy with him.... he will end up being a serial killer.

....that wasn't very coy of me......
but I am not coy....
I did the fashion industry and it chewed me and tried to make me insane... and I did it all because I had a child who I loved. ....and now I live in the third floor attic in upstate NY.... contemplating on how to get free to see my kid.... and make a buck so I can keep him as far away from paper media as possible... away from art galleries and debutants and derelict and theatre fags and people who are bored and like the smell of fart.

.... But your married already.... according to your blog right? Did you marry in Massachusetts or Canada or was it a shit smiling old prick likes some vain actress who likes to run with the pack.

I know what goes on (uRi0u$ .... I grew up in LA and NY.... and I am tired of it. Do your self a favor and rent "Sunset Blvd." and see where the vain and coy end up. Your pretty... no doubt. (yes seen the pics) ...there is a whole world of pain out there....waiting for you to get just the right amount of lines on your face..... and bingo your no longer beautiful... and your just like some old person.
........and all those fashion industry wannabes out of "Devil Wears Prada" with the "Left Wing" pretention find that they are chain smoking bitter women... salty dogs.... and the only people in fashion who are really having fun are the gay guys who get to do all the girly stuff they couldn't do in highschool.... till they get a desease or are murdered by so jealous x-lover.

....the answers are simple in life and some day you will let prince charming sweep you off your feet and hopefully he won't be boring for you.... because the alpha-male pricks always turn out to be such.

by the way... it isn't neccessary to get upset at me.... you don't know me. nor do I know you... so don't take it seriously... but I did work in fashion and I have seen you before... only it wasn't you. it was somebody who reminded me of your picture who liked to carpet munch.... but not really... she just liked to tell me that... truth is she was addicted to getting my attention...and in the fashion industry there is no time.... so to go for attention is a valued commodity.

yeah... I'm a psycho
I miss my kid though

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I offended people at my old job when I exaggerated and said I didn't read books (I worked in publishing). Since college I avoid paper media (I read philosophy, theology and history in paper form... but if they were online I would prefer it). I would tell you where I worked, but working in advertising is like working for the mafia and there have been physical threats made. A lot of Left Wing Palestinian sympathizers work in fashion and the advertising world. I have a child and they threatened to murder him.

The beauty of the Torah is my warning of an abused text is built in. It is a good manual... and like all good manuals the idol worship issue and the destruction of the temple is a very serious warning.

Coming from a "FRUM" family might be an understatement. My great great grandfather was Rabbi Sivitz (most well known orthodox Talmud scholar in the world @ the time) Rabbi Sivitz disowned my great grandfather for not observing the sabbath. His son was a scientist and he enjoyed every hour in his lab. The research of the younger Sivitz led to nuclear energy. The younger Sivitz was in the first class ever at Carnegie in Pittsburgh... (the college I went to as well). If the younger Sivitz had observed the sabbath we would not have nuclear energy today. That same nuclear energy that gives leverage to state of Israel over it's neighbors... and protects millions of Jewish people from the oppression of Jewish enemies.

Whose knowledge helped the Jewish people more? The greatest Talmudic scholar of his time,... or his humble disowned son who did the research into radioactive isotopes?

The most dangerous book in my opinion is religious text... with the exception to Jewish commentary, which evolves unlike other religious perspectives. Judaism was a Blog before Blogging. This is why great ideas come from the Jewish community. We are the chosen people for a reason. When you take our ideas and make them stale, the concepts eventually become oppressive without questioning. If you follow any idea in a strict interpretation (no matter how universal the philosophy), then you are an idol worshiper. To me Christianity and Islam are just an orthodoxy that I refute like I refute many Orthodox in my own religion. No material can replace the will of G-d... no single book, idea or messiah speaks for G-d alone...

Piss off fundamentalists!

It is interesting to note that the first paradox in Jewish religious code predates "Jesus" and the destruction of the second temple. It is during the expulsion to Babylonia where the Jews first come across a dilemma where the scripture tells them they must sacrifice animals in the temple (how could they if Solomon’s temple was destroyed?) Judaism had an understanding of religion as being un-concrete from this period on if you look at the bible strictly. That is why it is called the Babylonian Talmud, because it was commentary written in Babylon, not in Israel. From that point Judaism was no longer fundamentalist. It is with great irony that the effect of conservatism on a liberal movement would be reflected by two thousand years of a repressive orthodox church that would branch off from the very same liberal movement that was meant to universalize humanity. It is with even more irony that militant monotheism or modern Islam reflected the militaristic Maccabees. On the other hand post-temple pacifism eventually led Israel into the Holocaust. The "Religious Right" does not understand this, and the "Left" never seems to understand the effect of misunderstanding absolutes (or maybe the "Left" understands perfectly, but is subverting the truth for devious benefit!).

Many books I have read I do not agree with... I read them to argue with ignorant people who get their ideas from them. I read a lot of French Post-Mod philosophy. I think it is silly (but I admire the creativity of thought... French Philosophy Post-Mod is a response to the end of Europe as we know it... they don't have any ability to make any concrete statement because of the shock and cruelty of World War II, so they pretend the world doesn't exist)... I read it to argue with these people who think everything is virtual. What does it matter if these people think they live in some kind of "Matrix" or "Virtual World"? Many have gone "Anti-Zionist", I wonder if reality still is a fiction to these Europeans when my relatives bomb Lebanon? No? I guess this is why the French voted in Nicolas Sarkozy, so they could get back to a reality. Civilization is so full of extremes in leadership. One moment Europe is throwing Jews in the oven, the next moment they are afraid of social contracts like laws and money. I look forward to being friends with Europe again. I miss them... especially the pretty girls. I hope they can get their politics back to normal and find some kind of moderation with security, but without hatred and criticism of other people’s security.

I am not a socialist. I believe in my heart that society must have certain discriminations and roles for people to play as long as they can keep personal human rights to live cruelty free and with liberty and security. Leftists have a tendency to think that anybody that doesn't agree with them is stupid. Never call someone stupid who is interested in one's own benefit and is certain that radical change would be dangerous to one's family. It might be a better strategy if you have something to lose to understand the impasse you are having before rushing to judgment. There is nothing revolutionary about socialism these days. It is a tried philosophy that failed to improve our lives and devalued labor. Borders and boundaries are there to increase liberties and protect jobs. Internationalist pressure is tyranny and can wear the guise of a good cause. Moral perspectives are often less inherent to a political party then how power and money distributes. There is never a riotous reason to sacrifice your security for the liberties of others if there is an impediment to your family’s safety. It is also necessary to take the liberties away from people who are a threat. Concerning the infringement of other people’s security and rights, it does not matter if it was you who did it or your neighbor. If you do nothing you are culpable and should expect punishment. Two examples are “The Golden Calf” and the recent “Israeli Defensive in Lebanon”. Before you say that you don't believe in the bible... just check your sarcasm at the door for one second and give me some creative freedom with a little suspension of disbelief for the sake of my point which I will get to. With the “The Golden Calf”, not all the Hebrews were worshiping, but all Hebrews were culpable because they failed to react. Therefore all Hebrews spent forty years in the desert and Moses was completely denied entry into the “Promised Land” for his frustration. It is interesting that during Israel's war with Egypt, Nasser kept on bringing up "The Golden Calf", because I am going to relate it to my next point involving the Middle-East. Nobody believes that all of the country of Lebanon was responsible for the resent hostage crises. If you fail to fight injustice in your neighbor’s house, then you will reap the responsibility for those around you. I find it hard to believe that the “so called” innocent Lebanese” never noticed rockets aimed and fired to the south in their neighbors backyard. It doesn’t matter if it is a Buddhist colony in Lebanon (and certainly Buddhist “Pacifists” might be tempted to do nothing); you are culpable for allowing the crime.

Another huge mistake the “Left” takes part in is confusing corporate allegiance with the Republican Party. The only television station, which is completely a “slave” to corporate contributions, is PBS. All “commercial T.V.” either is dependant on subscriptions like cable or completely dependant on advertising (corporate as well, but the viewer will change the channel if unhappy). In other words, the best way to get the “Corporate” viewpoint is to watch a PBS newscast or talk show. Channels like FOX, MSNBC or CNN are influenced by the audience’s prejudices because they depend on advertising and the advertisers want people to watch. With PBS you get the unadulterated “Corporate” opinion, because they are trying to get the “Corporate” idea out there. And what is the “Corporate” idea? I would categorize it as “Corporate Socialism”. The corporations want us to have health care that is paid by our taxes, because the corporations will find a way to shirk their responsibilities. If we have federal health care, then the companies don’t have to buy it for their employees or feel the pressure to do so. And what type of company is generally the major contributor to PBS? Energy companies. But wait… Isn’t PBS generally slanted against the war in Iraq? How can that be? Maybe it is because the “Leftist” slur of the war being supported by “Energy Companies” is false. In fact the war in Iraq has hurt most “Energy Companies”. Energy Companies need to negotiate with “Third World Dictators” like Chavez, and the Iraq war has hurt price negotiations.

Next Time there is a major outbreak of violence... do yourself a favor... pick up the phone and call and find out what is really going on before you trust biased news. Case in point: The New York Times, which has had huge nine page ads in it's Sunday Magazine section for Dubai Tourism.

"As the world’s most important daily newspaper, the New York Times is enormously influential in framing the public and diplomatic discourse on many issues, both in the U.S. and beyond. This is particularly true with regard to the Middle East, given how much space it devotes to the subject. One of the great myths of modern journalism, particularly outside the U.S., is that the New York Times is “pro-Israel.” It would be truer to say that the reverse is the situation… to a greater extent than even most of those readers who suspect it of bias might think. In all kinds of small, insidious ways – most of which are not apparent unless you have detailed knowledge on the Middle East – the Time’s coverage is slanted against Israel. And at least until recently it was also slanted against Palestinian moderates and reformers, the Times preferring to put a positive spin on those Palestinian leaders who were corrupt, dictatorial and violent. And since the Times has a reputation as being the great paper of record, the consequences of its distortions can be much more damaging than those found elsewhere. Especially outside the U.S., some mistakenly presume that the New York Times must be pro-Israel since it is owned by a family that was originally Jewish and has a number of prominent Jewish writers and editors. In fact, it may be precisely for this reason that it bends over backward to avoid being seen as favorable to Jewish concerns. There would be nothing new in this, as was seen when the Times deliberately downplayed reports on the Holocaust in the 1940s."

"The New York Times is not the most anti-Israel newspaper. And it is much too measured to slander like in for example, in the London Guardian – which in a lead editorial compared Israel to al Qaeda, concluding that Israel’s behavior was “every bit as repellant.” Still, in all kinds of diminutive, menacing ways – most of which are not obvious unless you have proficient knowledge on the Middle East – the Times’s coverage is more prejudiced than many readers might comprehend and the consequences of its distortions are in some ways much more detrimental than those found elsewhere because of it’s better articulated lies.

The Times does have a pro-Israel columnist, William Safire. But this hardly makes up for the slant of other columnists like Tom Friedman, let alone those of its outside contributors – such as Allegra Pacheco, a Jewish lawyer-activist who represents Palestinians in the West Bank and condemns Israel as an “apartheid” state; Henry Siegman, another Jewish activist whose writings were proudly displayed on the website of the Palestine Liberation Organization, or Deborah Sontag who is about as biased as they come on many issues, not just Israel.

The New York Times’s idea of equilibrium almost seems to be to run discontinuous pieces – first by Palestinians and others condemning Israel, then by far-left Jews condemning Israel. When an outside op-ed writer, the noted international human-rights expert Prof. Anne Bayefsky, incorporated a compassionate sentence on Israel in her article (May 22, 2002), the Times tried to silence her. Only through determined perseverance, Bayefsky says, did she manage to convince the Times to reinstate a sentence condemning the U.N. Human Rights Commission for undeviating a full 30 percent of its resolutions against Israel. Bayefsky was so infuriated by her experience with the Times op-ed desk that she wrote an entire article about it in the June 2002 edition of the legal magazine Justice."

-this quote I will find a link to soon

If you want to really understand the news you have got to understand advertising (an industry I worked in). The politics of the company will always reflect it's revenue.

A lot of people say if I am a Jewish Zionist, then why don't I move to Israel? Here's my response: (1) it is easier to fight the hatred outside of borders through media penetration. (2) It’s harder for somebody to bomb me where I am (3) I'm not going to let racists Pogrom me into a Ghetto surrounded by enemies, I prefer the mobility of attack. I admire Israelis courage, but my ass is not going to be much of a help against "Hez-Ballz". I'm of better use annoying the fuck out of the media and making sure they get the facts straight. They never do because the media will always be influenced by money and the Arabs have Oil!

A democracy without limitations of it's constituents is not a democracy. The United States has a border. Israel has defined who it's constituents are as well and the members of Israel do not stop other states from involving themselves in Democracy. Without the Republic and the limitations of the Republic you have internationalist tyranny. Internationalist tyranny comes in many forms such as Marxism. It is the boundary of who it's members are that gives a democracy it's freedoms. All freedoms in specific are not absolute. Freedom of speech is not the freedom to libel or use hate speech. The freedom to own a gun and bare arms is not the freedom to own a nuclear missile. The limitations are what makes freedom work. To declare Israel not a democracy because of it's limitations on who it's constituents are is internationalist tyranny. It is called arbitrary gerrymandering and it is an act of violence, racism and bigotry. The Jimmy Carters of this generation might seem enlightening to those that would hate anyway, but 100 years from now when the axioms are seen is a different juxtaposition, these people will be seen as racists. In the same way that the "German Democratic Republic" of East Germany is seen today as a play on language and not a defining character of it's state. Israel has a right to decide who it's members are. This does not make it any less of a Democracy then any other Democratic Republic. Israel is a Democratic Republic and in being a Republic gets to define the borders of it's constituents. Being that outside these borders are violence and hatred, my argument takes on an even more existential argument... but you can not nullify the quality of Israel's democracy based on terms that you insist to be a member.



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