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No worries. These kids will soon be joined by the tens of thousands of illegal alien children who will be sent to join our children without vaccinations and in many (or most) cases already afflicted with various diseases and parasites.
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Sex Change Regret

Former_Naval_Person Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 2:16 PM
(I will refrain from using personal pronouns, so please excuse any grammatical awkwardness in what follows.) This person was a model student, near the top of their class. This person almost never dressed up, and was most often attired in what one might call gender neutral outfits. After the onset of puberty, they began to question their lack of traditional feelings towards the opposite sex. At one point, this person thought that perhaps that was because of their being a homosexual. Self-examination later revealed that this was not the case, and the only solution that seemed to fit was that their psyche, personality, etc. were of the opposite sex that their biology indicated. Obviously, not every effeminate boy or tomboy girl is suffering from gender dysphoria, but in this case (and doubtless others) that seemed to be the cause. There were some interesting circumstances surrounding this person's birth which may provide a biological basis for their case. Indeed, there are biological markers that have been identified in some kinds of gender dysphoria. Now that they have started the gender reassignment process, they are at peace with themselves and the world around them. Again, this person was an honor student, and has never exhibited any signs of mental illness or emotional distress. This person is well adjusted in every way, other than feeling that they were in the wrong body, and now that this has been "corrected", things are looking up for them. In my conversations with others I would put into this group, the common thread is that they just want to live a normal life as a member of the sex that they were meant to be but for some biological accident of birth. Now lumping people such as this with those described in the article above is a disservice to both groups. Those who are truly in need of psychiatric or psychological help are given a pass by society (and increasingly defined as a member of a protected group under the law) as being part of just another "oppressed" group, while those like my example above are painted with the broad brush of mental illness or behavioral maladies. The lumping of various groups of people under the LGBT banner (with additional letters being added over time), while it may allow political activists to increase their power and influence is, in my opinion, ultimately harmful to those who need medical help, or who fall into my third group.
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Sex Change Regret

Former_Naval_Person Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 1:52 PM
While the stories above are truly sad, and perhaps frightening, they do not tell the whole story. Unfortunately, the corrupting influence of politics and political correctness, resulting in a culture war against tradition and common sense, have made it very difficult to have a reasonable and rational conversation on this topic. I believe that there are at least three groups of people who have, are, or are planning to change their sex/gender. One group is composed of people who are deeply troubled (as per the article) and who need help outside of an gender reassignment procedures. Another group is composed of children who are being given drugs to delay puberty by parents who wish to have the child decide for themselves at a later time whether they wish to be male or female. This reminds me of those parents who don't raise their children with any religious education saying that they can decide for themselves what church they want to belong to, if any. It is my opinion that these parents (who doubtlessly think of themselves as being enlightened and noble) are guilty of child abuse, and should be prosecuted, and their children taken away from them before any more harm is done to them. Then there is a third group. Note: I am not addressing crossdressers, aka transvestites. I believe that there are people who were (as they like to say) born in the wrong body. This number is likely a very small percentage of those wanting to change their sex. I will give an example from my personal experience, having watched this person growing up. To be continued...
What would be an appropriate response for such an act? Perhaps turning the Ka?bah into a radioactive molten slag heap.
Holder doesn't want anyone to see the smoking gun.
Another battle in the left's war on logic, reason and facts.
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Why I Wrote 'Jesus on Trial'

Former_Naval_Person Wrote: Sep 09, 2014 2:57 PM
Reason and faith go hand in hand, and have for centuries.
When Democrats accuse someone of something, you can be sure that it is something that they have been doing themselves for a long time. The politics of personal destruction is only one of many examples.
If he reached into the squad car for the officer's gun, yes.
I bet that if a female administrator or professor was the object of this man's desires, that the school's response would have been substantially different.
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