Judgements versus Observations

 

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I just watched a terrific video from Blaire White on being misgendered. I think it’s spot on and makes a lot of good points about the current use of they/them, xe/xir, etc., for those that may declare to be non-binary or gender fluid, or whatever else it is out there. I wrote a while ago that maybe instead of taking the chance of misgendering, therefore insulting someone, I should just use the pronoun it. Yes, that seems proper for every occasion and I won’t take the chance of hurting someone’s feelings. Yeah, like I care.

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Reject the Stupid

 

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Recently, I was in a conversation with a few friends. One person made a few, in my opinion, outrageous statements that I disagreed with and promptly said so. Another friend there,actually, in front of every one there told me that I had to respect the views of others. Really? No where in the timeline of my life does anyone automatically receive respect. I believe in showing respect to others but in circumstances, there are times when a persons opinion needs challenging. One problem, if  not the problem I see nowadays are people afraid to stand up for what the think is right, to become sheep, to aquise to the loudest voice.  Sorry, but I won;t do that.

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They’re Not Rocket Scientists

 

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I’ve always thought it was curious that people would commit an illegal act, have a friend record it, and then post it online, with their face visible to anyone. I’m sure many of us have seen the short clip of the woman in a grocery store, taking out a container of ice cream, removing the lid, licking the contents, then placing the lid back on a replacing the container in the freezer. Now it looks like she may have been identified and the penalty (state) for a conviction? A minimum. of 2 years in prison with a maximum sentence of 20 years. That seems harsh but the issue is contaminating food, on purpose, possibly causing harm to others.

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The Week in Non-News

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So there were 2 stories in the media this week that seemed to get the left and the media (wait! those are the same aren’t they?) in a bit of a tizzy. I found both to be rather silly myself but hey, it must have been a slow news week. I mean, there really is nothing else going on around the country or the world that might be more important, is there?

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Your Mythology is not Science

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When I see a creationist criticize atheists as those people that believe that the universe was created from nothing, even though I’ve heard this for decades, I still shake my head. How is anything created from nothing? Yet, these same people persist in their false accusation because it fits the narrative, from their text, of how the universe came into existence.

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