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Escort Rider

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  1. DaveinMtAiry
    09-25-2018 02:02 PM - permalink
    DaveinMtAiry
    I came across one of your posts today ER and was reminded how much you have given us over the years with your help and insightful thoughts. We are so sorry you are gone, RIP our friend.
  2. PJSaturn
    03-22-2018 09:32 PM - permalink
    PJSaturn Moderator
    RIP, ER. You are missed by so many. You will always be an inspiration.
  3. AZgarden
    02-27-2018 07:00 PM - permalink
    AZgarden
    Hey ER; Now I wonder what we did to offend you. Must be something really bad since so many posters are wondering where you are, yet you don't respond. I certainly hope you are not sick or worse. Good Grief ! Barb
  4. silibran
    01-31-2018 11:52 AM - permalink
    silibran
    I hope you are doing well, and have not been affected by the recent flooding. Your sensible and calm posts are missed at City Data.
  5. M3 Mitch
    01-30-2018 03:18 PM - permalink
    M3 Mitch
    Hey, get on here and let us know that you are OK, with all the weather problems that have gone on near you!
  6. Bette
    01-18-2018 06:59 PM - permalink
    Bette
    Just thinking about you and hoping you are OK. Always enjoy your posts and practical viewpoint. (Bette)
  7. fiona2017
    08-25-2017 12:38 PM - permalink
    fiona2017
    I really enjoyed your message about having no children. I, too have no kids and I still don't regret it except when it is time to cut the grass.
  8. Escort Rider
    01-21-2015 08:37 PM - permalink
    Escort Rider
    Thank you so much, TRW46 and Brokensky! People of good will such as you two make participation in City-Data a pleasure. You counterbalance the ones brimming with generalized hostility.
  9. TFW46
    12-25-2014 12:51 AM - permalink
    TFW46
    Merry Christmas, dear Escort Rider!
  10. brokensky
    11-27-2014 10:08 PM - permalink
    brokensky
    Escort Rider, you are one of the reasons I keep posting! I so admire how you have lived your life. You are independent in thought and action and where others see obstacles, you see a challenge or simply a bump in the road -- and you handle it and move on. You are no one's fool! But you are not closed off to other people's opinions and views on the world. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to share ideas and insights with you. I hope you have had a very Happy Thanksgiving! (((hugs))) Ani

About Me

  • About Escort Rider
    Biography
    Semi-retired. As a poster I am analytical, rational, and objective but also sharp-tongued and blunt
    Location
    Los Angeles area
    Previous locations
    St. Louis, Missouri; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Central France; Frieburg, Germany
    Interests
    motorcycling, reading (but gave up motorcycling in 2010)
    Occupation
    Mostly retired
    Education
    Master's degree, UCLA, 1969
    Sex
    Male
    Marital/Relationship status
    Divorced
    Favorite Music
    Classical, but not exclusively
    Favorite Books
    Too many to list
    Favorite Movies
    Mostly foreign
    Favorite TV Shows
    Not interested in TV shows
    Birthplace
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Sexual orientation
    Straight
    Religion/Worldview
    Not an adherent of any organized religion
    Pets
    None
    Any additional information
    Believer in the value of regular exercise
  • Status updates
    Fan of the Los Angeles Master Chorale - 03-19-2016 07:33 PM
    Fan of the Los Angeles Master Chorale - 03-19-2016 07:33 PM
    Magnet for the nut cases - 09-12-2015 10:09 PM
    Fan of the Los Angeles Master Chorale - 10-27-2013 11:23 PM
    Fan of the Los Angeles Master Chorale - 10-27-2013 11:23 PM
    I will never grow up and I'm proud of it. - 05-25-2013 10:17 PM
    I will never grow up and I'm proud of it. - 05-25-2013 10:17 PM
    Fan of the Los Angeles Master Chorale - 04-07-2010 01:02 AM

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  • Last Activity: 01-06-2018 03:51 PM
  • Join Date: 03-09-2010
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Posted 06-01-2015 at 10:42 AM by Escort Rider Comments 1
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In order to propagate our species, evolution has hard-wired our brains to have sexual desire. This desire is not expressed in exactly the same way in males and females, in the aggregate. It is simply a fact of our biology that males are attracted to attractive young women. Nothing can ever change that.Victorian prudery cannot change it. The OP's rants about the "objectification" of women cannot change it.

There is nothing wrong with sex per se. And there is nothing...

Posted 07-19-2013 at 10:33 PM by Escort Rider Comments 0
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Important comments on the dominance of Western Civilization in the world since about 1500.

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Originally Posted by cpg35223 View Post
Depends on what you define as The West. Is it simply the people who live on the western end of Eurasia, or is it the philosophical approach to government and society that we define as Western Civilization? You know, democracy, rule of law, egalitarianism, the scientific method, etc. Western Civilization has been a constantly evolving thing, with many of its precepts being hammered out on the
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Posted 07-11-2013 at 08:58 PM by Escort Rider Comments 0
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From a discussion in the Retirement Forum:
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
I have posted a few different times in different threads about my volunteer work in the schools, so there is a risk of déjà vu. But it is definitely relevant to the present thread and discussion, so I am daring to repeat myself. For the past three and a half years, I have been reading aloud once a week for 30 minutes to fifth grade classes. It started with one class, and I am now up to four classes at two different schools.

This
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Posted 06-10-2013 at 07:55 PM by Escort Rider Comments 0
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
You make an excellent point, namely that there are always ups and downs (recessions, recoveries, periods of runaway inflation, and so on). For example, the housing bubble which burst in 2007-2008 was not the only such bubble in my living memory, although it may have been worse than the one in the 1990's (at least I think it was in the 1990's). I have never been one to believe that economic "collapse" is around the corner and I have disputed that notion both in the Economics Forum and
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Posted 06-05-2013 at 07:40 AM by Escort Rider Comments 1
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
One discovers "a land already inhabited by millions" the same way one discovers a new resaurant already known to many. As you point out, it is in the eye of the beholder. One can have a Eurocentric view of the history of the United States without apologizing for it provided that this very important caveat is observed: A view from any "center" does not have to imply that people from other "centers" are any less worthy as human beings or that their cultures are any
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