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#1254011
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Current Events. No debates!
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oojason said:

Liverpool makes a stand and runs far-right marchers out of town’…

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/03/liverpool-runs-far-right-marchers-out-of-town
 

Pleased to say it’s not the far time these racist neo-nazis have been run out of Liverpool in recent times - last time they took to hiding in a ‘left-luggage’ shop with the shutters down - link 😃
 

Even the racist neo-nazis in the government are in trouble over there..

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#1253526
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Doctor Who
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Watched Rosa. It felt like an episode of “Timeless.” Not a bad thing per se. Did I miss something about the villain that made him anything more than a macguffin that brought them to Birmingham? All the timey wimey stuff and moral lectures to everyone the Doctor meets were replaced by great caution in this episode. Don’t know if this is the new direction of the show or a one-off show of respect to real history. I liked that the moralizing which has pervaded the show was given some real substance at least.

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#1252178
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Ask the trans woman (aka interrogate the trans woman)
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Not many people have the tolerance for a purely analytical discussion when strong emotions are in play. There’s too much to respond to using a telephone as I am, and one should be wary of derailing flame’s thread. While there may be an interesting analytical matter, whether different conditions are both due to brain wiring doesn’t seem relevant here. Sympathy is going to vary regardless the cause for different conditions.

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#1252143
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Ask the trans woman (aka interrogate the trans woman)
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Trident, your initial question was alright, though the psychological is often physical in the sense it’s not caused by experience but rather is baked in (which you recognize). And if we’re talking about solely about the latter, the question that follows yours is what difference it makes? That’s a sincere question for you.

Your last question is essentially whether flame would take a pill, were it available, to make the dysphoria go away. Any given person may have a different answer and it’s complicated by the internal sense of identity one has had and the idea that a pill would destroy that, rather than fix something.

Unsurprisingly your examples get in the way. I get what you’re saying but they don’t really support what you’re getting at.

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#1251989
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Random Thoughts
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moviefreakedmind said:

He is self-deprecating but both of them obviously firmly believe that they’re right and everyone else is stupid and wrong. They frequently attribute the success of movies they don’t like to audiences being stupid or simpletons (see their Rogue One and IT reviews). No matter how ‘common folk’ they seem, that’s their obvious perspective. Like I said, I do the same thing but I don’t pretend otherwise.

They pretend otherwise? I think they’re pretty blatant about thinking they’re right. Yet I don’t see the problem with that. I think you’re taking them way too seriously.

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#1251775
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Religion
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oojason said:

‘Museum of the Bible says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries’…

Artefacts will no longer be on display after researchers said they show ‘characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/22/museum-of-the-bible-dead-sea-scrolls-fragments-forgeries-fake
 

My relatives, evangelical Christians, visited that museum last month. They were very excited to go but were dissapointed. Not terribly interesting or much to see, I’m told. This news makes it even more sad.

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#1251568
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Ask the trans woman (aka interrogate the trans woman)
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I think that’s basically right, flametitan. Journalists often flub issues that concern law, science, and other areas of specialized knowledge. Frustrating they didn’t link the memo itself. I’m no expert on Title IX but as it prohibits discrimination “on the basis of sex,” but not gender, it appears that is what the fight is about. For obvious reasons, not least of which it’s not the best use of your thread, I’m not going to dwell on that. It does however bear upon my questions about people confusing what they’re talking about and getting people to understand each other and engage in productive dialogue. I’ve enjoyed your answers.