How many of you have interesting ancestors?I'm sure there has to be a few big-name descendants around.I know a little on my paternal grandfather's side - initially leaving France, and helping to…Continue
"Er... not particularly.
For that to be effective, the hormone treatment would likely have to be given during fetal development when it could more thoroughly effect structural brain development, as well as other physiological developments.
"As a medical professional, I can tell you that surgically constructed sausage-wallets differ widely from the free-range variety. Or... narrowly? Shallow?
Let's just say that when attempting to determine a source of vaginal bleeding on…"
"That's a suspect claim, since the majority of industry, transportation, and population resided in the North.
Agriculture isn't much of a "tax base." Especially when a good chunk of the population was human property, not tax…"
"Well, for one they had a few with the Manliest chin in Hollywood, Bruce Campbell, a few years back.
Not to mention, Old Spice was one of "Dad's Colognes."
The Old Spice Whistle is my message alert on my phone, everyone knows it."
"Maybe his game is to say what the other candidates can't, so that it's platform... but it's not?
Kind of a red herring to get the base fired up.
Which... is funny. The strategists always talk about "firing up the base." The…"
"3/4 siblings in my family have college degrees and earn at least 3 times what our parents did.
If the "American Dream" is dead, it's because the Americans who haven't achieved are too busy dreaming to achieve.
Even attempting to account for "healthcare costs."
Smokers die sooner on average, and incur less cost in healthcare over time than people that live longer, healthier lives. They are also at lower risk for Alzheimer's and…"
"You do know how loosely the courts have played interstate commerce before?
For squashing Jim Crow, a business that purchased anything that came from out of state and resold it was classified as being involved in interstate commerce."
"Precisely. And that is exactly what the freedom of religion clause is for - so that the Catholics can't tell the Baptists what to do through law, nor the other way around... well that and the history of the churches in Europe..."
"In essence, we haven't driven hate out; we've driven it into hiding, and made it more dangerous?
I suppose... in a sense.
We've also become selectively apathetic to expressions of hate - so warning signs go largely ignored... and…"
Thanks for the reply, its good having a female perspective on this. I've been with her about 5 years so I know about the 'up in arms about every little thing' issue haha.
On a serious note, I don't think her mum realised…"
[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
"It has to do with how it is used.
A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"