- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
i think as a general rule, if the subject was never talked about... it can be considered as cheating. Now if you already discussed the matter beforehand then depends on what you discussed.
Last edited by LuckyDan; 06-06-11 at 10:27 PM.
Life in a wheelchair caused her to quickly gain some weight, and she felt like much less than a whole woman. About all she could do during sex any more was lay there, her muscles would not coordinate enough that if she tried to move and respond, she would thrash about and make things worse. She started doing cybersex with a couple of the guys ingame, because it made her feel attractive and almost whole again. Her husband knew about it(they have computers in the same room), and not just accepted but encouraged her because it clearly made her happier. He told her as long as it just online, he didn't care, but no other guy was gunna touch her in real life.
So you tell me, cheating or not? Right or wrong?
By the way, as a side note: she has discovered computer generated art, and does artwork now based on fractals. Very successful, has done showings in multiple cities and sells a surprising amount of her art. They have two kids(boys) who also play games online and are just excellent, polite kids who often come across more mature than many of the adult gamers. Some of the most decent people I know, and it is a privilege to call them friends.