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  2. Tyzack

    Trump Presidency

    Meh, the left inverts it. ”look at your rights, wouldn’t it be great if everyone had them?” as opposed to: “Look at your rights, other people are going to get them!”
  3. Lenlo

    Trump Presidency

    That is not unique to the Right, but ok.
  4. Tyzack

    Trump Presidency

    The right uses certain groups of people to stoke fears which align with the cynical (and untrue) belief that more rights for them = less rights for me.
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  6. Nolder

    Trump Presidency

    I'm not sure that it matters? The cause is not the issue the condition is the issue. And look a lot of very good and capable people have been rejected from the military for so many reasons we would consider small or not even a problem. I don't see why this should be any different other than that the left likes to use certain groups of people as political bludgeons.
  7. Tyzack

    Trump Presidency

    Me neither.
  8. SinisterDeath

    Trump Presidency

    Depends on how broadly you define genetic condition. Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, are all mental health issues. But arguably there is a genetic component that makes people susceptible to those mental health conditions. But I also wouldn't call homosexuality a genetic condition, nor a mental health issue. Gender Dysmorphia is definitely a mental health issue. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/gender-dysphoria Yet Hormonal imbalances could be genetic. Not necessarily passed on genetically, just a genetic condition cause through random mutation, aka something you're born with. That said, the one that is definitely genetic/chromosomal are those born with extra chromosomes... like XXY, XXX, XYY... which represent a small enough population that's around the same size as people who identify as transgender. Also, largely diagnosed as most people don't get their chromosomes tested at birth.
  9. Lenlo

    Trump Presidency

    Then your arguing at cross purposes and will never come to an understanding. Your arguing under 2 different assumptions and I don't see the point in you continuing this.
  10. I think its more because you are just brushing the surface instead of fully embracing it so you don't feel the taint. Bella was the first time and his giddiness later in Merelon was the after effects. It starts out as you want something and it happens, you don't embrace the source. Which is why anyone not trained in the power usually are very limited to what they can do since they have no idea how to open themselves up to the power.
  11. SinisterDeath

    Conspiracy Theories.

    I should mention, that my state (Minnesota), get's a lot of Refugees from countries like Somalia. Many through the Lutheran Social Services organization. Many of those Refugees refuse vaccines on religious grounds. Most are required to be vaccinated regardless, and Lutheran Social Services are supposed to make sure these people get the required vaccines/health checks/etc. But, Anti-Vaxxers are/have been targeting Immigrants & Refugees with quackery. Which lead to a Measles outbreak. I'm just going to throw this link here. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/26/16552864/minnesotas-measles-outbreak-immigrants-anti-vaxxers It was just one of the first to pop up about the outbreak, immigrants, and anti-vaxxers in Minnesota. I don't hang out reading every article on vox daily. (if you want to even call them articles)
  12. Tyzack

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/pete-buttigieg-2020-democratic-nomination/
  13. SinisterDeath

    Conspiracy Theories.

    *Shrugs* The entire thing started as a troll so.... See that's the problem with flat earthers, they believe all that leg work is fabricated. You can't change belief with fact. If we could, Christianity would have died out centuries ago. True.. I think I said pretty much the same thing at one point. The problem is, trying to figure out which skeptics are actually skeptics, and which are just switching one faith for another. Joe Rogan said something about conspiracy theorists at one point. People crave to be special, that they know something other's don't. It's infuriating in some cases. Look at the stupid ballgazer game, that now apparently means "white power". It was clearly a stupid joke/fake outrage, that got picked up as fact, and now somehow actually adopted by white power, or just trolls. Anti-vaxxers claim vaccines 100% cause Autism. (It doesn't. Besides, Autism isn't a freaking death sentence. More people have it than are diagnosed!) They also use fake health talk like vaccine injured. Look up things like Typhoid Mary, and what the police/public health did for condemning places for not having the proper facilities. We do a lot of stuff for public health & safety. Know why shitting in the streets is a crime? It spreads disease. Know why you can't just go take a shit in your back yard (that you own)? It spreads disease. Vaccines create Herd Immunity for children & adults that are immunocompromised. It creates Herd Immunity for Children & Adults that are allergic to compounds in Vaccines. (This does exist. People with Egg Allergies can't have certain vaccines) Every anti-vaxxer that refuses vaccines for any reason other than those medically necessary, puts thousands at risk for their own arrogance. Which is why you are seeing a push back against Anti-Vaxxers from going to schools, clinics, etc. They can take their Essential Oils and go to Africa for all I care. If you come to America, you are required to have certain vaccines. Some claim religious exemption. In those cases we should say "Nope. Sorry.". And the thing is, they are 100% wrong. They are gullible people, being sold snake oil by scammers. They are creating a public health crisis. Their own selfishness is killing people every day . 2 things. 1) Antibiotics are for Bacteria. Vaccines are for Virus's. Two different things. 2) They give antibiotics to animals to prevent & stop disease. Some farming practices necessitate the amounts of antibiotics because of the living conditions of said animals. If they lowered/stopped antibiotics, disease would run rampant in those animal populations. and here's the thing. If you want cheap meat, you have to deal with huge populations of animals in a small amount of area that are going to need vaccines & antibiotics. If you want expensive organic meat (which you can buy), the farming practices require more space, and less animals (less output). It also requires sick animals to get killed needlessly, because they refuse to vaccinate or give them antibiotics. (All of this might become redundant with lab grown meat) The other thing is, while over-use of antibiotics in animals is an obvious issue. (Namely that antibiotic resistant bacteria can spread from Animal to Human, rather than antibiotics passing from animal to Human) There's more issue with people going to their doctors and demanding an antibiotic for a viral flu! (Yelling and screaming.. Thanks boomers for causing so much antibiotic resistance!) Btw. Have you not noticed an interesting correlation between the rise of Organic/Non-GMO/no Antibiotic/No Hormone food, and the increased rate of food born Illness outbreaks? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28221898 Versus Foodborne illness outbreaks https://www.cdc.gov/fdoss/annual-reports/index.html (Notice how the rate was going down before 2009?)
  14. Tyzack

    Trump Presidency

    From my constant usage of the term, I think I am arguing it is a genetic condition. And so it is the same. I was tempted to base my example off something like cancer - a serious non-contracted** disease - but there are random elements, environmental elements and choice elements I didn't want to get into. I think sickle cell trait is a good choice for an example to follow.
  15. Lenlo

    Trump Presidency

    From his constant usage of the term, I think Nolder us arguing it isnt a genetic condition but a mental illness. And so its not the same.
  16. Tyzack

    Trump Presidency

    Well, the sickle cell trait is potentially helpful, but if you have a double-recessive version of it it can be (is) deadly, so lets stick to the trait-not-desease, since the "cure" for both is very expensive. Also, I chose sickle-cell to highlight a point; a born with genetic condition that (can) affects how you perform in high-stress situations - similar to being having your gender identity and gender presentation not match, and I think equally (if not more) rare.
  17. Tyzack

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46970207
  18. NargtheTrolloc

    Ask Narg. Narg help

    Narg say ask them if you should put them in cookpot. Maybe they get hint. If not, put them in cookpot. Narg make delicious stew.
  19. Looking forward to this. The backstories of the publishing world are fascinating to me. Often all we see are the polished finished products on the shelf, with no clue about the circuitous, torturous path the books took to get there. What with the egos, the personality conflicts, the crushed hopes and the serendipitous successes, the history of a novel can be as interesting as the history of an "ordinary" person. By the way, I believe the word meant is 'disdained.' Thanks for letting us know about this.
  20. Nolder

    Trump Presidency

    I don't know what Sickle Cell does exactly but if it's either incurable or debilitating I am pretty sure they get kicked out AND get treatment. I don't think having a genetic blood disorder is comparable to having a mental illness though. How high are suicide rates among people with sickle cell?
  21. Tyzack

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    Obama was staffed mainly with Kerry staffers, what's your point?
  22. Tyzack

    Trump Presidency

    If the military allows people with sickle cell disease to sign up, then pays for their treatment - bone marrow transplant, repeated blood transfusions, or whatever - then I see non-transphobic reason why they shouldn't allow people who are transitioning to sign up. Or, more specifically if someone signs up with an undiagnoised case of sickle cell, then it become evident while they are enlisted, are they treated or are they kicked out?
  23. Hi everyone!
    I didn't like science fiction before I saw one amazing movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Since then, I'm a big fan of science fiction and fantasy. "The Wheel of Time" books impressed me so much! I like to read and reread the whole series, but have no time, because I work as a math homework solver and tutor. But still have a strong desire to discuss this carefully considered world.
     

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  26. skoog

    The casting thread

    If you wan't to be serious about casting keep in mind that movie actors and TV actors tend to stay in their fields and don't expect any movie stars i'd say. Unless the movie star in question is a fan and wants to do it as a passion project there wont be room in the initial budget. IE Jonah hill wanted to do the wolf of wallstreet so badly he did it for 1% of his regular movie pay.
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