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Neanderthal Man Rocks

Terbreugghen Wrote: Sep 04, 2014 12:47 PM
A bit sad for a column. I was hoping something more about neanderthals and less about the vagaries of pop culture and the art world. Everything that comes from the mind into the world is art, it's just not all good art. There is contention about Serrano's photograph and its relation to urine, and Ofilli's "dung madonna" isn't about dung as much as it is surrounded by a cloud of pornographic butts. The best way to deal with those fools and hacks (Serrano is considered a bad technician by most photographers) is to ignore them.
Palin as commander in chief scares me.
The problem is not so much Hobby Lobby as it is what another religious group may do with this permission. How much of any health care mandate can be opted out? Do Jehovah Witness owned businesses get to eliminate blood transfusions now? Think past the first consequences, people. I was glad to see the SCOTUS decision, but this is not a slam dunk for either side.
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Who Won't Wear The Cord?

Terbreugghen Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 9:26 AM
The problem with the code is that disagreement is conflated with disrespect. Try telling a gay or lesbian that you disagree with gay marriage and see how you're treated. The code in question legitimizes the worst behavior and effectively criminalizes disagreement. Not a good position for an institution that concerns itself with intellectual discourse.
another problem is whether a simple declaration is sufficient for legal purposes, or even for social purposes. What's to say one couldn't simply wake up each day and "declare" something different? The "sex ID du jour?" And society is supposed to accommodate this insanity so mentally ill minorities don't think bad things about it? Really?
Thanks for the grammar lesson. I've been repeating it for years to no avail.
Source please. Not sure the data backs up your claim. Anecdotes are not proof. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/43084/does-gender-reassignment-surgery-lead-to-happiness/ FROM THE LINK: "The question is whether reassignment makes transsexuals happy. Most studies say yes, but that conclusion was questioned by the U.K. newspaper the Guardian in 2004. The paper commissioned the Aggressive Research Investigative Facility (ARIF) at the University of Birmingham to review the medical reports. ARIF’s conclusion: Most studies of SRS outcomes were fatally flawed, the major failing being that a huge percentage of SRS patients dropped out of sight. For example, one study found that of 727 subjects who had undergone male-to-female SRS, 539 had a known address. Of the 417 who were still alive, 355 agreed to participate. Of the 232 who actually returned their forms, 86 percent rated their “happiness with result” at 8 or higher on a 10-point scale. You can spin this any way you want. The responders are a pretty satisfied group, but what’s up with the nonresponders? Some are surely dead. A large-scale 2011 study from the Netherlands found treated transsexuals had much higher than normal death rates due to suicide, drug abuse, AIDS, and so on. Then again, other studies have concluded that while post-ops have high suicide rates, pre-ops’ are even higher. The subject deserves more investigation. If I were desperate enough to consider sex reassignment surgery seriously, I’d still want to be damn sure it would help."
Source please. Not sure the data backs up your claim. Anecdotes are not proof.
I'm not a fan of Mr. Biden, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with what he said.
Yeah, gays are disadvantaged in our evil bigoted America: http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/06/pf/gay-money/
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