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Thanks, you beak, I mean you bet! (Darn human-designed keyboards! Where's the ADA when you need it- except I'm not disabled, just waiting for the rest of the human world to catch up).
BTW, if you believe all of that last post, I'd love to interest you in either a very lucrative venture from a Nigerian prince or millions of acres of beach-front property in the Mohave Desert that I can sell you for mere pennies on the dollar. ;)
Here's my story: I served in Uncle Sam's Misguided Children from '02-'06, part of the time in a fairly warm, hospitable climate where many good-natured citizens seemed intent on introducing you to a fella named 'Allahu' and his freind, 'Akhbar'. (Never did get the chance to meet these gentlemen, but I digress). Anyways, I want to reveal here and now, before the entire world, that since before I can remember, I've felt, nay, KNOWN, that I'm really a giant, female emu trapped in a man's body. I don't know why the world in general and the military in particular doesn't recognize this FACT, as I'm reminded of it every time the wind blows through my hair, er, feathers is what I should say. Why is everyone so SPECIEST!!! (TM, patent pending, all rights reserved). I know, with the proper help, my body can actually resemble what I've known to be true ever since I was a young hatchling. Please don't try to dissuade me from my true identity. Such discussions already inflame a very painful subject for me on a subject that receives very little understanding and just as little awareness. If you'd like to help, please, educate yourself and consider joining the movement. We've been lobbying for years to have psychologists remove transspeciesm from the DSM's misdiagnosis as a mental disorder. Please help, and celebrate, don't hate on your transspecies friends. After all we're human, uh, I mean, uh alive too (could use some help with that last slogan). Thanks, and Gaia bless!!!!
At the risk of offending the new, modern sensibilities on all things sex and gender related, I'd like to answer Ms. Wilson's comment (sorry, but you're still a lady, dude) about the difference between a man with low testosterone and a female-wants-to-turn male taking hormones. Here's a foolproof process, and can actually prove effective 100% of the time for anyone confused about there gender: 1) Disrobe 2) Look in a mirror below your waistline 3) If the parts are male, guess what! You're male! If they're female, guess what? You're female! Isn't that wonderful?? You see, in a saner time we used to recognize delusion for what it was, and, hopefully, try to help a person suffering from said delusion. Now, we celebrate, and affirm, and make the rest of society bend to accommodate said delusion. Well, maybe the most compassionate people in life are the ones willing to tell the truth (in love), even though they'll probably be shouted down, have their characters maligned and, at the very least, have their time wasted by a society who increasingly tolerates truth like Iran tolerates people of other faiths- (unless you're a liberal- not progressive- who believes Iran's just getting a raw deal- sorry about that metaphor!) Stay tuned for my next post, which reveals a very painful, yet inspiring journey for me that may help and inspire you, dear reader!
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Lawsuits and Impeachment

p18 Wrote: Jul 15, 2014 4:41 AM
I agree with Dr. Sowell in regards to the lawsuit, but the downside to the power of the purse is de facto Democratic control of the media who'll characterize that action as more heartless Republican obstructionism. We need to figure out and end-run around the media gatekeepers; perhaps an essentially grassroots effort where you winsomely reach moderates and liberals with the truth. In plain terms, don't argue with your personal circles but throw out common sense questions and point out facts that'll make them think. Or pick another method that would work better for your situation, or perhaps a multi-pronged approach where there's a workable political and concurrent grassroots effort. The point is, we need an effective counterinsurgency campaign that'll change hearts and minds. We wouldn't be in the state we're in right now if too many people didn't elect these pols who put us in the state we're in. And it's hard to win people when they feel they're being personally attacked. "Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be gracious and attractiveso that you will have the right response for everyone." Col. 3:5-6 Sorry if that comes across as preachy, it's just how I feel. God bless!
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Who Created the Rape Culture?

p18 Wrote: May 09, 2014 12:25 PM
No sane person would argue that there aren't multiple reasons for the current problem. But if you're denying that the current, modern form of feminism, with its unserious, consequence free attitude towards sex hasn't contributed to the issue, then I hope you're able to reexamine your position and draw obvious, logical conclusions. One point I strongly agree with you on is the fact that we have done an abysmal job on the whole of teaching young men not to behave as animals (btw I'm male and extremely frustrated with my gender's lack of responsibly in his area). But there again lies a similar problem- when the elites teach that we're all merely higher forms of animals, why should anyone be shocked when more and more start behaving that way? (Actually I think that most really don't believe that but it creates a culture where we can indulge our baser instincts without fear of Just reprisal). There is a war, but it's on humanity. Most willingly, but somewhat ignorantly play for the other side. (Eph. 6:12) I pray you see that for yourself someday. Blessings to you!
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Who Created the Rape Culture?

p18 Wrote: May 09, 2014 12:10 PM
Silly old biblical ethics! Who knew they were there to protect us from ourselves and each other! Nah, God just doesn't want anyone to have any fun (ignore the fact that monogamous married couples report higher levels of satisfaction than any other group). Allow me to supply the predictable response about eating shellfish being an abomination (or another variation) that conveniently ignore cultural and theological context as well as 2,000 years of Christian understanding of such matters. Thanks!
1. The Bible was canonized, in part, to deal with heresy in the Christian church, as well as provide a standard, or 'rule' (def. of canon) as to what Christians beleive. 2. Jesus Himself had a very high regard for that 'book' (of course, the OT) that you disparage. 3. No one here that I know of advocates Bible worship. 4. The OT was written mostly in Hebrew, the language of the people. The New Testament was written mostly in koine Greek, a street language of the people. Christianity first spread among the predominately lower classes. 5. God seems to like using foolish things to confound the 'wise' of this world. 6. Refrencing your earlier reply, which is easier to change ex post facto: something written or something spoken? 7. God bless!
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The Chill of a World Waiting to be Warmed

p18 Wrote: Mar 08, 2014 5:44 PM
Just like forcing a woman to not kill her post-birth children? Then yeah, I guess so... How about putting the emphasis on the actions that cause babies to begin with? Oh yeah, that might cramp someone's free-lovin' style.
Iraq Marine vet, and I know how Mr. Luttrell feels. I don't think all that time and effort were in vain unless the country p**** away the undeniable gains made by our troops. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, as it were. I think we're about ready to do that in Iraq. I was almost physically ill when I saw that Fallujah and most of Ramadi were back in Al-Quaida hands this past weekend. I mean, at least the country isn't physically spitting on modern vets, but it feels like it when we win the war and then lose the peace (Iraq), or when we're only half committed to begin with (Afghanistan). Don't unsheath your sword unless you're willing to go all the way. For my part, I'll be very hesitant when I have my kids or advise someone who's thinking about going into the military whether they should do it at all with the way the military's being treated, the way we fight wars, and the current social experiments they're making military members endure. I don't know if this is the same U.S. that me and my friends fought for, or if we've been too 'fundamentally transformed'...
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