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ReasonUser Banned (Duration Pending): Transphobia over a series of posts
Here's a little story and i'm not trying to ruffle any feathers but my mom is a boomer and i would say she's a hard R kind of gal. One day shes in an - out and about bathroom - in middle america, and in walks to the female bathroom, a person who is a man, but is dressed as a girl, and this lady is going through the whole rigamarole, and the event literally threw my mother for a loop, she's clutching her chains and going into overdrive, and just had a real heatfelt moment about the whole buisness.
Me, being me would have enjoyed the rarity of the event, but her, my mom, she got into a tizzy and had to tell me all about it. She was going on an on about it . . .
I'm at a loss as to what to say...What am i to say to this? Any ideas?
And pardon me if this isn't the right avenue to ask this question.
ReasonUser banned (1 week): trolling and inflammatory posting over a series of posts
Now i go look up Kent Hovinsm.
Well first its Hovind. Minor detail i know.
The first few lines state he's a young earth person.
I believe the earth is many billions of years old, because the ever loving slew of evidence supports that contention.
Unlike evolutionary theory....which is a fraud, and a phoney, and has no corroborating evidece whatsoever.
After his dubious claim, i stopped reading.
At first they didn't realize the girl was with someone. So they hootin. Then, they realize girl is with someone, and pay a complient. This is an act of respect. A means to attone. OP, angry, flips them off. They get livid.
Unless i'm missing something. A person (op) might attempt to cool the situtation by apologizing, and maybe, make a couple acquantences. Instead, he's paranoid, and reliving the moments.
A far fetched and fantastical idea i know, the idea that some company, on the stock exchange would dangle some schwag in exchange, not only for good reviews, but also for poor reviews of the Competion. Never happen in this Utopia we call home.
Review scores fly directly in the face of the players consenus. Make of all that what you will.
Do i believe that Jim took schwag to review bomb? Absolutely not. But i do think he mailed in his effort, went in with preconcived notions about the game, and went along with the initial wave, and the notions, and lackadasical effort. Thus - "its a stinker"
EtcetEraThreadEmergency contraception and dickish pharmacists (TW)
ReasonUser Banned (Duration Pending): Sexism
I've had several expereinces with Health Pro's being condescending, and some experiences with normal medical health people acting right, but i'm cursious if you read the situation correctly?
Roll it back. Were they really trotting out the snide judgemental subtext or were they just meaning to inform you of other options. It may be an expensive med, with unpleasant side effects.... And so on. I know the pharmacists i've dealt with are cordial and helpful as a matter of course.
Sometimes we get things misconstrued, in particular under the spell of our emotions.
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ReasonUser Banned (3 Days): Pseudo-scientific theories downplaying conditions of depression
But cancer, and in particular heart diesease and dementia are physical diseases. They are ever present unless remedied. Whereas with depression after a period of rest, where did it go? No scans will show it. Yet with the other conditions they are there, whether you are sleeping or awake. Depression is a conditon of the mind.
Where we differ is "the source of the problem". I contend that diseases like Cancer, Heart Disease, Dementia, and so on are localized within the body where as "depression" is a condition of mind.
My theorum contends that the brain is not the mind. The mind is a subtler entitiy whose physical organ is the brain. They are, the mind and physical brain - interlinked. But the brain is a subservient organ to the mind, and that the mind is the chief supervisor over the physical apparatus which they call the brain. For me the mind, and not the brain is both the origin and cessation of depression.
Not some fault in the physical wiring, not something handed down, like puma sneakers but localized in the mind.
Poll the people on the wealth of anitdepressants, and they will tell you that depression remains, what happens is the symptomology is simply dulled. Yet ever present, in the background of the subconsious.
Eat good food. Whats wrong with your gut organs is the overall tamber of the food you are putting down your belly. And it is the exact same with depression.
Your way of thinking, which is part and parcell to this time, is dangerous. It says "I'm a victim of my brain, it's wiring, it's genetic.
There is nothing i can do except take an antidepresant for the rest of my days. For the woe to be gone, there is the final act, no escape. I'm fucked. If you believe as such, when the wave hits and drags you down for the hundreth time, ending your life becomes rudimentary.
I believe depression is a condtion of the mind, and is brought about wholly by the tamber of thoughts the mind is fed.
As an example - for you it's about "oh i hate that guy cause he thinks he's better."
Thats the tamber of your thoughts. Thats what you are feeding your mind.
For me it has nothing at all whatsoever to do with "the lick of pride." That line of thinking is low level and ego centric. It has nothing to do with my ego gratification, and everything to do with another person avoiding fucking disaster.