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…"
"Good point. Got a call the other day from someone in our parent company. We were chatting, convo got good about some projects and direction, guy let loose with some great f bombs. Got really down to earth for the two of us. When I got off the call,…"
"Language is a tool for communication. Sometimes, a cuss word is the most effective word for a given situation. (And of course, the catharsis is nice.)
There are, of course, places where it is less acceptable. Knowing when and where to use a given…"
"What I want to reduce is not the use of taboo words, but the attitude that I am entitled to have things work easily and the first time, which leads me to curse. It might work out the same in practice."
"I'm like you with profanity and vulgarity. I was raised in a conservative baptist home, and taught that words/phrases like "crap" and "screwed up" were "bad words." I was rewarded with the taste of soap on my…"
"It's all about intent and context. I try not to needlessly offend people, but I also think people shouldn't get needlessly offended.
But more interestingly, cussing can be desirable in certain subcultures and situations as a way of…"
"Inherit the Wind - Henry Drummond "I don't swear just for the hell of it. Language is a poor enough means of communication. I think we should all the words we've got. Besides, there are damn few words that anybody understands.…"