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 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: I heard masks don't protect you

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 832


Day before yesterday I was wearing a mask because I had to buy something (and the stores are all requiring masks to enter), and the 2 women in line ahead of me at the checkout were not wearing masks at all. We are also supposed to be doing "social distancing" but I figured if they were wea...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does One Find Oneself Being Ignored In Group Conversations?

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 579


A Short Story I had gone to a seminar on Christian Missions Overseas.... The following morning, we were greeted by an administrator, who told us that every version of the Bible was welcome and could be used at any time during the entire seminar.  By lunchtime, three student had gone home.... Nobody...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Tired of everything?

 Post subject: Re: Tired of everything?
Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 7:02 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 962


I have a hard time not imagining this is the final collapse of western civilization. Every civilization rising, then cresting, then collapsing through history. It's happened in African civilizations, Middle Eastern civilizations, Asian, etc. etc etc. Why not here? Why not now? The domino-like collap...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Oregon county exempts POC from mask mandate

Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 6:53 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 210


In one article people said that wearing a "bandana" would possibly racially profile them, but the law is stating a "mask". Which does not have to be a bandana. So... confused...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Washington state: wear a face mask or get charged

Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 6:50 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 317


There is a penalty named, but will they actually enforce it this time? The governor has said from the beginning "Do this" / "Don't do that", but then there was only token enforcement of anything. I'm seeing more people wearing masks right now, but I think it's because the stores ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How can social interaction become enjoyable for us?

Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 6:47 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,505


I must not have to mask. Are there older members like myself who find it difficult to know where the mask ends and their true self begins? I've been masking for so long, the line is kind of blurred. I think I mask, or at least partially mask, all the time now. Yes, I've spent so much of my life mas...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: This is how i feel about politics and social norms

Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 6:43 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 515


Wow.

Just. Wow.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: "Every social group has its own subculture"

Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 5:28 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 440


Whale_Tuune wrote:
That's awful! I've observed a big difference between "subcultures" and true Aspie behavior. Every aspie is kind of from their own planet.


Very true.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Who wants to move to CHAZ?

Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 5:04 pm 

Replies: 278
Views: 5,739


I support unions - but not where there is a potential risk to people (especially vulnerable) people. Carpenters' unions? Yes. Postal worker unions? Yes. Police unions? No. Nursing unions? No. I used to work in an industry that supposedly takes care of very, very vulnerable people. When I started the...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why a 2nd shutdown over coronavirus might be worse

Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 4:58 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 240


It could be enforced if/where the government was willing to be somewhat or outright brutal about it. I think eventually the populace could be gotten to agree to it - as a whole, people eventually agree to even the stupidest things as long as it appears enough authority or peer pressure is pushing it.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: A Near Miss for New York City

Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 688


Everything is a near (or not) miss for New York City. It's like the whole universe wants to take it out.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Coping with coworkers

 Post subject: Re: Coping with coworkers
Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,742


I totally agree with do *NOT* tell you have autism/aspergers. Several years ago I was having a huge hard time with my social work coworkers hating on me all the time (they were social workers - I was just a grunt worker who drove clients around), and when our boss called me in I told her I have auti...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Not all autistic issues with socializing have the same cause

Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 4:29 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,256


Thank you for this - very well put together. My challenges are often recognized in part by one person/group, but then that part isn't recognized by another person/group but they do recognize this other part, and so on. Rare to get the package acknowledged. Also, I had a workplace, for example, that ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: "Every social group has its own subculture"

Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 440


This is why we may even struggle when hanging out with other "geeks" or "nerds". "Geek" and "nerd" subcultures and friends groups frequently develop social norms like any other group. If you're not good with that, you're out of luck. This became even harder w...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Having A Hard Time Handling Loneliness

Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 2:47 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 248


I can also relate to this. I'm the person at work that everyone loves having around because I can make things happen, but I'm never included in the social stuff. Like I hear things like "I just love working with you! Ok, the rest of us are going to go have lunch. See you later!" I don't un...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: 5-letter word game

 Post subject: Re: 5-letter word game
Posted: 19 Jun 2020, 2:09 pm 

Replies: 31,539
Views: 152,058


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