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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 4, 2021 - 10:51am

 R_P wrote: 
sounds like something HITLER XI would say!

it is amazing how much the far right and the far left have in common...

China bans 'sissy men' from TV to encourage more masculinity in young men

Joe McDonald
The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters Thursday to promote “revolutionary culture,” broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality.

President Xi Jinping has called for a “national rejuvenation,” with tighter Communist Party control of business, education, culture and religion. Companies and the public are under increasing pressure to align with its vision for a more powerful China and healthier society.

The party has reduced children’s access to online games and is trying to discourage what it sees as unhealthy attention to celebrities.

Broadcasters must “resolutely put an end to sissy men and other abnormal esthetics,” the TV regulator said, using an insulting slang term for effeminate men — “niang pao,” or literally, “girlie guns.”


 
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Posted: Dec 4, 2021 - 10:35am

Josh Hawley and the Republican Obsession With Manliness
Senator Josh Hawley is worried about men. In a recent speech at the National Conservatism Conference, he blamed the left for their mental health problems, joblessness, obsession with video games and hours spent watching pornography. “The crisis of American men,” he said, “is a crisis for the American republic.

”The liberal reaction was flippant. A CNN analysis mocked the speech, contrasting the “decline of masculinity” with real issues like the pandemic and inflation. The ReidOut Blog on MSNBC’s website declared, “Josh Hawley’s crusade against video games and porn is hilariously empty.” But the contempt and mockery his speech received was, at least in part, misplaced.

Mr. Hawley is not alone in sensing that masculinity is a popular cause; around the world, male politicians are tapping into social anxieties about its apparent decline, for their own ideological ends. The Chinese government, for instance, has declared a “masculinity crisis,” and it is responding by cracking down on gaming during school days and by investing in gym teachers and school sports.

There can be a homophobic and fascistic component to such calls: China has also barred “sissy” men from appearing on TV; in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has said that masks are “for fairies”; and Mr. Hawley, in his speech, fueled anti-transgender prejudice by alluding to a bogus “war on women’s sports.” Nothing justifies this hateful nonsense. But Mr. Hawley, for all his winking bigotry, is tapping into something real — a widespread, politically potent anxiety about young men that is already helping the right.

American politicians have long fanned popular flames of masculine panic to advance their own agendas, and Mr. Hawley is a scholar of this tradition. In 2008, two years after graduating from Yale Law School, he wrote a smart, compelling book about a historical figure who also worried about masculinity. In “Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness,” published by Yale University Press, Mr. Hawley described how Roosevelt sought to imbue men with the fortitude the country needed to drive big national projects like war and territorial expansion.

Foregrounding the iconic virility of the cowboy and the soldier, he set out to inspire civic virtue in a citizenry that, he believed, had lost traditional manly virtues when people moved from farms to cities. Conquest would allow American men to shed the temptations of the “slothful life” and become a “more manful race.” Mr. Hawley seeks to carry on this tradition. (...)

Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 3, 2021 - 4:22pm

 Coaxial wrote:
Why hasn't anyone told him the truth?


Don't wait too long to start that 80 mile drive amigo.
{#Good-vibes}


I was able to get an appointment for the 10th. Over.
oldviolin

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Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 3, 2021 - 8:27am

oldviolin

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Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 3, 2021 - 8:26am

 Coaxial wrote:

Don't wait too long to start that 80 mile drive amigo.{#Good-vibes}
 
I told his turtle ass to get it in gear but he said he was in a hurry to get back home and bubble up. If I lived closer I would wrap him up in a hobo cocoon and 
deliver him to the machine personally. Dammit.
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 3, 2021 - 5:02am

Why hasn't anyone told him the truth?


Don't wait too long to start that 80 mile drive amigo.{#Good-vibes}
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 1, 2021 - 3:42am

 Manbird wrote:

Here's where I put my money:

What is Diastasis Recti?



 

considering your health, the drive and the wait to get examined, i'd encourage you to stick around see the doc/tech

and what does the resolution look like? surgery? exercise, diet and behavior mod?
Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 31, 2021 - 4:51pm

 islander wrote:


A couple of years ago I had a lipoma. Somewhat matches your description. They did cut it out, but it wasn't a big deal. Best to get it looked at - we will want a definitive answer if we are going to start a pool - "what's wrong with Manbird? - 5 dollars an square".




Here's where I put my money:

What is Diastasis Recti?

Copyright, The Tummy Team

Click on this image to learn more about the structure and function of the abdominal wall

Diastasis Recti is a medical condition where the abdominal wall stretches down the midline (at the linea alba) and causes separation and bulging or trenching in the tummy. Although it is more common in women due to the hormonal and physical demands of pregnancy, Men suffer from diastasis recti too.

What Causes Diastasis Recti in Men?

Diastasis recti is caused by consistent forceful forward pressure on the abdominal wall (specifically the linea alba that runs down the center of the abdomen). In men, the consistent forward pressure is in fitness with repetitive crunch and crunch like movements as well as any time men use bracing, bulging, bearing down or breath-holding as a stabilization strategy.

Ultimately, diastasis recti is directly connected to ongoing Functional Core Weakness – the inability of the muscles of the core to effectively function and support the body for everyday physical demands without pain or dysfunction. As a result of this weakness, our body is forced to use ineffective compensation strategies such as breath holding, bulging, bracing and tensing of the tummy to stabilize the spine. These strategies create consistent forward forceful pressure on the abdominal wall and can cause the linea alba to stretch and bulge.

In addition, a weak and inactive internal core muscle can contribute to poor posture and muscle imbalances throughout the body that interfere with effective functional core activation. The combination of an inactive internal core, collapsed postures, compensation patterns and muscle imbalance set the stage for the abdominal wall to separate and become uncoordinated and ineffective.


Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 31, 2021 - 4:48pm

 haresfur wrote:


Seems likely to me if it is on one side or the other - speaking from recent experience


It's dead center. a big potato in the center of my bellah. I did stop by the clinic and they said they could take a quick look... if we waiting for 4 hours. So, no luck this time. 
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 31, 2021 - 6:07am

 Manbird wrote:


It doesn't grunt or screech when I touch it nor does it pulse 
or writhe so I guess I'll be OK. 
The idiot Doctor is pert near 3 hour away by land mobile. 
Tomorrow I'll be there getting my teeth finished - maybe Mag can 
pop into the medical clinic and see if they can squeeeeeze me in. 
It doesn't seem to an emergency so at least I don't have to 
go to that insane house of horrors hospital we got here.



A couple of years ago I had a lipoma. Somewhat matches your description. They did cut it out, but it wasn't a big deal. Best to get it looked at - we will want a definitive answer if we are going to start a pool - "what's wrong with Manbird? - 5 dollars an square".

miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 31, 2021 - 4:03am

 Manbird wrote:

Today I found a mass about the size of an oblong softball growing out of my mid abdomen area. 
I wonder WTF it is. It doesn't hurt. All of a sudden it's there, oh, hello, there's a giant mass protruding from me. 
Google says I have a hernia although that seems unlikely - but preferable to most of the other options. 



it does sound like generous hernia
i only had a golf ball
so yeah, get that checked out before it transcends your skin bag
and ease up on your training, especially the squats

haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2021 - 11:43pm

 Manbird wrote:

Today I found a mass about the size of an oblong softball growing out of my mid abdomen area. 
I wonder WTF it is. It doesn't hurt. All of a sudden it's there, oh, hello, there's a giant mass protruding from me. 
Google says I have a hernia although that seems unlikely - but preferable to most of the other options. 





Seems likely to me if it is on one side or the other - speaking from recent experience
Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2021 - 10:43pm

 oldviolin wrote:

That sounds like a good idea...
{#Good-vibes}
 

Ogg Vorbis  

oldviolin

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2021 - 9:26pm

 Manbird wrote:
 oldviolin wrote:

You sure you didn't get a cicada burrito lodged up in there? Does it hurt or make bug noises when you touch it? Can you get on over to the Doc and get it checked out?


It doesn't grunt or screech when I touch it nor does it pulse 
or writhe so I guess I'll be OK. 
The idiot Doctor is pert near 3 hour away by land mobile. 
Tomorrow I'll be there getting my teeth finished - maybe Mag can 
pop into the medical clinic and see if they can squeeeeeze me in. 
It doesn't seem to an emergency so at least I don't have to 
go to that insane house of horrors hospital we got here.

 
That sounds like a good idea...{#Good-vibes} 
Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2021 - 9:21pm

 oldviolin wrote:

You sure you didn't get a cicada burrito lodged up in there? Does it hurt or make bug noises when you touch it? Can you get on over to the Doc and get it checked out?


It doesn't grunt or screech when I touch it nor does it pulse 
or writhe so I guess I'll be OK. 
The idiot Doctor is pert near 3 hour away by land mobile. 
Tomorrow I'll be there getting my teeth finished - maybe Mag can 
pop into the medical clinic and see if they can squeeeeeze me in. 
It doesn't seem to an emergency so at least I don't have to 
go to that insane house of horrors hospital we got here.

oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2021 - 9:12pm

 Manbird wrote:
Today I found a mass about the size of an oblong softball growing out of my mid abdomen area. 
I wonder WTF it is. It doesn't hurt. All of a sudden it there, oh, hello, there's a giant mass protruding from me. 
Hmm.  I'm trying to connect it to my low, raspy vocal change. Google says I have a hernia but that seems unlikely
but preferable to most of the other options. 

 
You sure you didn't get a cicada burrito lodged up in there? Does it hurt or make bug noises when you touch it? Can you get on over to the Doc and get it checked out?
Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2021 - 9:06pm

Today I found a mass about the size of an oblong softball growing out of my mid abdomen area. 
I wonder WTF it is. It doesn't hurt. All of a sudden it's there, oh, hello, there's a giant mass protruding from me. 
Google says I have a hernia although that seems unlikely - but preferable to most of the other options. 



justlistening

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Location: So. California
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2012 - 6:40pm

katzendogs, when I quit I made a list of all the triggers and places that made me want to smoke and avoided them like the plague. Of course I then couldn't move from the 4x4 square I'd created! But it's been 11 years now.

Seriously though, for the trigger situations you can't avoid replace it with something. Like if you smoked in the car bring carrots instead - it helps. Good luck, you will thank yourself and you will feel better.
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2012 - 1:16pm

 katzendogs wrote:

All is as well as will be. Smoking is my #1 enemy at the moment so once again, I will give it another shot at quitting. I seem to have a plaque buildup in the lower arteries. As long as it isn't bothering me then I should do well. I will need to walk more and keep up with any changes. I went to see a cardio vascular surgeon today in the medical center. The Med Center in Houston is freakin' huge! Surgery is not an option I care to partake in as they are not always successful or they don't have the best outcomes. Wow. I could take a chance in losing a leg or two! Something the Doc say's happens weekly. So the young guy inside me is telling the old body he lives in to get the shit together if I want to be around a bit longer.
That is a must do now. 

 
Like C said, the decision has been made...Throw those fockers away and hopefully the rest will take care of itself. {#Hug}
sirdroseph

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Location: Not here, I tell you wat
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2012 - 12:25pm

 katzendogs wrote:

Well I have this company policy that prevents me from using plants that may prove to be beneficial to my health. Pesky rules and policies. No wonder we have high health care costs. I was told even if those plants were legal it would still be illegal to use it per company policy.

 

Bastiges!{#War}
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