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Do Women Look Attractive With Crew Cuts?   Knock Knock - Off Topic

Started Feb-7 by kizmet1; 2580 views.

I would vote (c) - it depends on the woman

I know one woman who keeps her natural hair to practically a buzz cut. But it makes it easier to just wear a wig when a situation calls for hair to be long, and saves a lot of time trying to maintain natural hair long and still work around oil wells doing frac jobs and making a lot more money than would be possible in an office.

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From: Showtalk 

Mar-6

Some women look quite nice in very short hair. Distinctive. But we aren’t used to seeing it and it’s not my first choice of hairstyles.

  • Edited March 6, 2021 1:49 pm  by  Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Mar-6

That sounds like a very good reason.  A parent of a child actor wanted to know if she should shave her child’s head for a single day of work on a TV show.   Everyone told her No! Have the child wear a skull cap or turn down the job.  She eventually lost the job, but had she shaved her head, she would not have been employable for about 6 months to a year while it took her hair time to grow back to the previous length. Another girl, who was a teenager, did shave her head to play a cancer victim in a low budget movie and it was the only job she ever got. 

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A parent of a child actor wanted to know if she should shave her child’s head for a single day of work on a TV show. Everyone told her No! Have the child wear a skull cap or turn down the job. She eventually lost the job, but had she shaved her head, she would not have been employable for about 6 months to a year while it took her hair time to grow back to the previous length.

One more reason for aspiring entrants to that profession have a fallback skillset that has nothing to do with appearance, such as writing programs, building and designing things, or even fixing cars or doing plumbing and electrical work.

A good plumber or electrician can make six figures in the proper market.

Same for a skilled code welder who can put together pressure rated equipment. And while certain parties are trying their hardest to destroy the oil industry, that is one of the places someone with a good skillset can make really good money, still, without that millstone of student loan debt around their neck.

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From: Showtalk 

Mar-13

Yes, that is good advice.  Do you think the ones who want to destroy the oil industry will eventually succeed?

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Do you think the ones who want to destroy the oil industry will eventually succeed?

Yes, eventually, because those able to oppose them will grow old and die out, while more minions will be born and indoctrinated and grow up to become more foot soldiers to destroy the industry..

Then a few more decades along, after they have dismantled much of it, there will inevitably be some kind of catastrophe that they will be unprepared to deal with, and in their hubris, they will bring about the fall of civilization as we know it..

Of course it also could be a slow motion train wreck as poverty continues to rise and become more and more intractable as the "new order" essentially deprives millions of a livelihood that pays a living wage, and socialism / communism ends up running out of everyone else's money.

Then at some point we have a phase much like Zimbabwe or Venezuela, and there's no place to flee to that is any better in the world. Then we have millions starving and killing one another in "violent competition for dwindling resources".

And then eventually there is a much smaller population that is able to live off the land like people did thousands of years ago, maybe some tribes will occasionally make scavenging forays into the ruins of the cities for metals and other things that the means to manufacture will have been lost and no living generation has first hand knowledge of how to do it.

I'd estimate the global population to be maybe around 15 million or so by the time the population crash runs its course. And life expectancy will again hover around 30 to 35.

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From: Showtalk 

Mar-20

That’s a pleasant scenario.  

Some people involved in SETI who have overlapping membership in the survivalist movement believe this is exactly why we have not had any confirmed undisputable discoveries of extraterrestrial intelligent civilizations yet.

This is the Fermi Paradox. We have recently discovered exoplanets in the thousands and growing by leaps and bounds daily, and evidence is that those we have detected are only the tip of the iceberg.

We also know for sure that the complex molecules needed to jump-start biological processes don't form on planets but in the deep cold and hard vacuum of interstellar space, where ultraviolet light produces free radicals that can very slowly find others and combine in otherwise improbable chemical reactions. The cold and infrequency of collisions help preserve these molecules which would otherwise disintegrate almost instantly, and allows them to further form more complex structures over time.

Thus the evidence now points strongly to interstellar space as where the first life precursors truly began, and thus rain down on all planets everywhere. All that is needed is favorable conditions for these to start to find energy sources and replicate. So there ought to be primitive life on just about any planet that has been around long enough in a stable enough environment for it to sprout.

And then it's just a numbers game and one of a lot of time. Eventually you'd expect to see intelligent life, and civilizations capable of being easily detected across the interstellar void.

So where are the aliens?

It may be a warning to where we are headed, by their absence. The theory is that they DO arise, and frequently, but, they also self-destruct within a rather short time after reaching technological prowess.

So the alien worlds our own signals will eventually reach, either are long dead when the signals arrive, or they won't have evolved yet for a very long time after our signals have come and gone.

And the same is true for aliens we might otherwise detect. Maybe the last confirmed burst of alien activity silently swept through the solar system unnoticed back when our ancestors were still hunting and gathering, and the next one will come through long after we are extinct.

The roughly 200 years or so of the industrial era that let us start seriously looking up and learning about the universe around us, is just a camera strobe flash against a backdrop of, say, a year. For one ten thousandth of a second, we are a visible beacon to the universe out of that time compressed into a year. The odds of two of those flashes overlapping in time are practically zero, even if many millions of civilizations have come and gone over the 14 billion years the universe has existed.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Mar-26

I'm an alien... a legal alien and I have an "Alien Registration Card" to prove it... (* CHUCKLE *)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27gTrPPAyk

FWIW

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