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Michael Hardner

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  1. Certainly, if we start seeing fake medical professional groups popping up, that's a concern. But let's be clear, legitimate medical societies in Europe are asking questions about these procedures and looking at it carefully. Those same groups advocate for other aspects of gender identity validation as well. So pretty Clearly there are professionals out there who are doing some objective investigation.
  2. Well I do appreciate your perspective, you needn't have replied to me or quoted my post because it has nothing to do with mine. But while we're on the topic of your perspective, may I ask you a personal question? Are you more attracted to ladyboys perhaps due to your sexual anomaly?
  3. To post on this topic seriously you have to understand that the medical profession is trying to do what's best for its patients here. The last two posts seem to be outliers.
  4. I'm categorically declining all comments from his ilk.
  5. General dismissal. I treat him the same way he treats groups... Or countries I guess. It's a schtick. Our problem is we don't have actual intellectuals or human beings leading the conversation. It's a purity test on both sides: the tougher than you crowd vs the more sensitive than you crowd.
  6. No I actually don't have a strong opinion on this. Seriously, I want to get some material because it's contentious in the best possible way. To add... The Europeans are plodding through this topic without the benefit of a culture War to make everyone so very angry.
  7. I think that there's a case for it. And you either allow various levels of rights or you don't. There are cases where people get into fights with plainclothes cops and get extra punishment.
  8. That's pretty crazy. Not sealioning 😂🤣😂 but I promise to read any cite supporting this story with an open mind.
  9. He's a smug nothing. A pretend intellectual in a world where we elevate dolts. No intellectual should just echo back common ideas. That's intellectual vanity and if we were a mature society it would die on the vine.
  10. 1. You claim to aspire to living in reality... 2. And in the same post, you write hyperbole. Not interested today...
  11. Here is a link that eschews the culture wars and addresses the question. https://youtu.be/F1KoFbKUPP8?si=UInJi9e_OrhercRL
  12. Why sick enough to USE THEM? 😂 Why wouldn't they use them if they bought them in the first place??
  13. 1. Miffed. 2. Ok, point taken. 3. You misread my intentions. I want a better forum, and want better posts. As I said, this place is turning into The View
  14. Actually there was no fight and that's my point. I was asking P for a cite when you bounded in and started talking to me. Listen, you seem ok but wait your turn lest you go on my ignore list.
  15. @Venandi "The freedom to do just that was already bought and paid for, yours by right of birth and all ya had to do in order to keep it was..... nothing. It's breathtaking to me that people are simply incapable of minding their own business and leaving others alone." Absolutely. People seem to me to think that they're owed a version of the public sphere that they are agreeable with. The fact is, you're going to be uncomfortable with way things are. Hollywood, Madison Avenue and Washington/Ottawa will gladly construct a mythology for you, and if you're gullible you might believe it. It's not true. The only connection with others is your humanity and the Public sphere that we have built to try to make a better life for all.
  16. 1. No, I am just fed up with seasoned posters who can't provide the basics, and it makes me into a rude poster. 2. Sarcasm actually. 3. Sea Lioning is repeatedly asking for cites, I had to look it up. I asked for the one from you, and a white knight swooped in and helped you. 4. I never believed that it was out of nowhere. I just wanted to understand context. 5. I'm never butthurt by you, but I'm frequently confused.
  17. 1. Asking is not pretending. 2. I explicitly said I didn't want any more sites and graciously thanked you for explaining this to me. You strike me as another in a long line of people who come out of nowhere to want to fight with me. For some reason. I'm not interested.
  18. Front Page? I'm not saying that I'm in touch - I'm not - but I can't believe that. Edited to add: I wasn't asking for a cite again and I'm not now. I appreciate the link, and I learned about what The View is up to.
  19. 1. 2. Huh? 3. I don't know how to make you think that. 4. I didn't say you're dishonest. 5. Some things that a wing nut said on The View is front page news? I don't believe it. Anyway, I got the cite and commented on another post anyway. Not hard to produce a cite, not sure why people act like I'm challenging them to a duel.
  20. 1. Yeah, so why is this hilarious for people who don't like "the left" ? Quote intentional. 2. As in "they disagree with civilians being bombed whether they're homophobic or not" ? Well, then good for them I guess. I also don't want people I disagree with to die horribly. Maybe it's a real chuckle for some, I don't know.
  21. Here's the thing: I don't think someone's status should be noted as anything but these two, in this affair: Status 1: ON THE TAKE Status 2: NOT ON THE TAKE
  22. Awkward? People disagree on things sometimes... *shrug*
  23. Yeah a lot of older ones feel that way. I have opinions about a lot of public ceremonies that I keep to myself. Mass events are garish and crude whether they're elections, concerts, award shows or sporting events. I would ban them ALL. 😡
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