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    Re: Protected Classes: Expand, Reduce or Maintain?

    I was going to write a point by point rebuttal. I actually did. Then, I came to your last statement and rethought things. First, I am not claiming some vast Marxist conspiracy as you are implying....
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    Re: Protected Classes: Expand, Reduce or Maintain?

    I am claiming that the laws in question are open-ended and without any sort of criteria for success. Your rebuttal is to demand support. I comply and explain, among other things that definition of...
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    Re: Protected Classes: Expand, Reduce or Maintain?

    Just recently, the a U.S. court has decided to include gender identity within the scope of the equal rights amendment even though the law makes no mention of identity. In fact, when the law was...
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    Re: Protected Classes: Expand, Reduce or Maintain?

    Should we have laws which are rooted to a social agenda? It sounds like you are not entirely sure and I don't blame you. Here is where I think your argument needs more thought. You and I agree...
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    Re: Suicide Rate Increases 30% Since 1999

    Fair enough. If that is your argument, then I'll consider that for your premise.


    Well, I think that is certainly an interesting assumption. And I can certainly understand how you arrive there....
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    Re: Suicide Rate Increases 30% Since 1999

    Let's agree that suicide rates have increased over the past 30 years. I am curious about the rate going past 1999. Going back to 1950, the suicide rate is actually flat....
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    Re: Protected Classes: Expand, Reduce or Maintain?

    To the extent that laws should exist specifically to protect specific minority groups, I think it is hard to say. I'd want to know what it is the specific goal the law is attempting to achieve. I'd...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    I am only continuing this because you amuse the crap out of me and demonstrate how warped the perceptions of progressives tend to be.

    1) First. NN... sheesh. You need to understand my argument...
  9. Re: Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    1. You tried to rebut my argument, but I never accepted it and do not believe it was adequate. You defined a movement you claimed was directed, but admitted it had no central organization. You...
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    Re: Who Gets to Choose?

    I think that this is where things get dicey. If this is a potential avenue for the court to take a second look at Roe v Wade, could this be an opportunity for a conservative court to poke holes in...
  11. Re: Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    https://nypost.com/2018/02/03/a-male-backlash-against-metoo-is-brewing/
    "Consider whatís happening in the capital of Florida. Female staffers and lobbyists have found ďmany male legislators will no...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    So, you are claiming your opinions of the NN are objective?


    You may BELIEVE he is ignorant and you may have reasons to believe this, but it is still just a belief and not an objective fact. ...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    1) We are not, and have never, discussed the NN itself. We both agreed it was outside the scope of the OP. I am discussing your belief that your views of the NN are objective.

    2) You don't...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    Actually, that is an opinion. Companies tend to maximize profit, but it is not factual or objective to state that companies (implying all) will do anything to maximize profits (implying they do not...
  15. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I didn't realize you had other links of this guy criticizing the DSM. So, after reading his 10 things to avoid, I do not see him disagree with anything regarding tg or sexual identity. He obviously...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    You are trying to get into a debate on NN which we both agreed shouldn't be the topic of this thread. So, you can offer all sorts of arguments on why you favor it. It is still just your opinion. ...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    Wow. You still cannot discern the difference. Seeing as how you still cannot seem to separate your opinions from objective facts, no. We are (objectively) factually not on the same page and per my...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    No. It is not "objectively" worse. This is, by definition, your opinion. The force of gravity, the number of legs you have, the color of the sky; these are questions that have objective answers. ...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    This is absurd. Even if this were factual (which you'll have to support), companies are made up of people. They get to vote. Their interests matter. Your argument does not refute my point. Of...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    First, I was not trying to debate on NN. You would agree, though, that there are people who oppose it, right? That's all I am saying. Using that as an example for Trump's ability is just imposing...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    Here is what I find absolutely hilarious. You claim Trump is one of the worst presidents in history (reading above you clearly think he was the worst). However, your entire commentary is about his...
  22. Re: Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    You appeared to be moving the goal posts a bit.

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    So i can't say you, Ibelsd, committed murder? But I can say that.

    Implying that I am drawing a line of what someone can or cannot...
  23. Re: Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    First, let's be clear, I have never argued that someone cannot do something. I have argued that certain people should not do something. Where people are making legal claims via social media or...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    First, I read the link. I quoted from the link. Please share the quote where Dr Frances says he disagrees with the methodology used in the DSM. You have failed to show he has made other pleas for...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Please support your claim. Show me another critique of the DSM that Dr. Francis makes regarding the diagnostics for grief.
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I don't think you understand the issue in your link. The DSM often will state as one of the criteria that for some condition to be diagnosed that the underlying symptoms must be present for some...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Based on your link, the duration is the major point of contention. Do you have something which supports other major points of contention?


    To a large degree it does standardize the field. ...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    You do realize that the major disagreement here is at what point normal grieving is pathological, right? The diagnostics are not challenged other than the length of time from the grieving event...
  29. Re: Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    Exactly under what justification are you making this claim? We cannot say someone broke the law without the court finding as such. To do otherwise breaches the whole concept of innocent until...
  30. Re: Mind Trapped by - Police vs Citizens - Reaching for a gun?

    I have to say you and I have very different views on the hallway officer shooting incident. It was clear that the officer was not in control of that situation. The guy was in a prone position on...
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