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Forum: Social Studies 21 March 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,943
Posted By ganzfeld
No, not quite what I"m saying. I think we...

No, not quite what I"m saying. I think we disagree on the meaning of "in their preferred gender". (Not saying it's intended to be misleading but I do think it's intended to appear non-discriminatory...
Forum: Social Studies 20 March 2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,943
Posted By ganzfeld
New Pentagon transgender policy sets limits for treatment, new recruits after April 1

The actual number, by the way, of troops who would be eligible even under a the less-restrictive reading of this memo would be about one thousand, not ten thousand.
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Forum: Social Studies 20 March 2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,943
Posted By ganzfeld
Sorry about that. That certainly wasn't my...

Sorry about that. That certainly wasn't my intention. I was honestly trying to understand your argument and didn't know that I'd got it wrong. The DOD's own sources will surely be updated soon so...
Forum: Social Studies 19 March 2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,943
Posted By ganzfeld
I know it looks like a grandfather clause that...

I know it looks like a grandfather clause that means they will be able to be themselves but, as many military and non-military news sites have reported, it really doesn't. Perhaps it's as I thought...
Forum: Social Studies 16 March 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,943
Posted By ganzfeld
Looks like the dod confirms those who have been...

Looks like the dod confirms those who have been previously diagnosed can continue serving "in the gender" of their preference only if they are willing to serve under their "biological sex". A man who...
Forum: Social Studies 16 March 2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,943
Posted By ganzfeld
The linked document mentions those who have...

The linked document mentions those who have already been "diagnosed" being able to continue serving, not that they can serve "under their preferred gender". Not to mention that the previous diagnosis...
Forum: Social Studies 16 March 2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,943
Posted By ganzfeld
They've always been able to serve if they're...

They've always been able to serve if they're willing to hide who they are, so, yeah, not seeing how it's better.

It isn't clear how biology and gender are related. If biological sex is the...
Forum: Social Studies 15 March 2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,943
Posted By ganzfeld
I have a very limited understanding of these...

I have a very limited understanding of these issues so I probably have a lot of things wrong but is there such a thing as "biological gender"?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 March 2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By ganzfeld
See. This illustrates the point. No deeper than a...

See. This illustrates the point. No deeper than a cartoon on a cereal box.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 March 2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By ganzfeld
Don't expect any recognition on the other side of...

Don't expect any recognition on the other side of the pond. Americans are generally more aware of Leprechauns than Loyalists - and that's mostly from their breakfast cereal commercials.
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,706
Posted By ganzfeld
I had a similar historical forehead smacking...

I had a similar historical forehead smacking annoyance, Morning, listening to two celebrities discuss a certain 13th century mystic/spiritual figure: They complained about about the "fake" stuff that...
Forum: Weird News 12 March 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By ganzfeld
Roll eyes If you haven't yet foolishly clicked on the OP...

If you haven't yet foolishly clicked on the OP (as I did), my suggestion is don't bother. The parsimonious explanation for this story is that 'Dating Site Includes a Badly-Translated Word' is not a...
Forum: Announcements 12 March 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,606
Posted By ganzfeld
Most of my favourite people are on this board and...

Most of my favourite people are on this board and it's good to hear from you all again, though I get that people move on. I'm extremely grateful for all the things the members of this board have...
Forum: SLC 06 March 2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 71,391
Posted By ganzfeld
Do not answer the call with "Forward Torpedo...

Do not answer the call with "Forward Torpedo Room". Definitely do not respond to all requests with "That is not a correct launch code." And never, ever respond "[expletive] That is a correct launch...
Forum: SLC 28 February 2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 34,946
Posted By ganzfeld
The watch repair man fixed my watch! For free!

The watch repair man fixed my watch! For free!
Forum: Business Bytes 28 February 2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By ganzfeld
Driver So I guess there are very few CitroŽns Too. These...

So I guess there are very few CitroŽns Too. These are genuinely surprising facts. (ETA Come to think of it, what about Renault and DS? The US is missing some nice cars.)
Forum: SLC 28 February 2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 71,391
Posted By ganzfeld
I'm no expert in these things but my two cents...

I'm no expert in these things but my two cents worth:

An EMP is just a brief strong pulse of electromagnetic energy so there's not much one could say about them in general. Lightning, for example,...
Forum: Business Bytes 27 February 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By ganzfeld
France I had no idea there aren't Peugeots in the...

I had no idea there aren't Peugeots in the States. Very nice cars with a good reputation. My only nitpick is that the logo is a bit ugly.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 27 February 2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By ganzfeld
It says 50 feet in the article I linked. ETA...

It says 50 feet in the article I linked.

ETA - This Brazilian site (in Portuguese) says it's 15 meters max from the beach so, yeah, fifty feet. ...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 27 February 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By ganzfeld
How a dead humpback whale ended up in a forest near the Amazon River

https://www.mor-tv.com/article/how-a-humpback-whale-ended-up-in-a-forest-near-the-amazon-river/26542944
So, yeah. The reason is the writer couldn't be arsed to google it in other news sources.
Forum: SLC 26 February 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 71,391
Posted By ganzfeld
Reading IME, The best way is to sit and read aloud to...

IME, The best way is to sit and read aloud to them every day or night. Read with them and read for them and run your fingers under the words as you read them and every now and then let them try to...
Forum: SLC 26 February 2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,410
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon07 My condolences, Lanie.

My condolences, Lanie.
Forum: SLC 26 February 2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 71,391
Posted By ganzfeld
Thank you musicgeek! Very interesting. And I...

Thank you musicgeek! Very interesting. And I found some other candidates when looking at those.
Forum: SLC 25 February 2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,410
Posted By ganzfeld
If a pair of owls go hawking, the first one does...

If a pair of owls go hawking, the first one does the squawking. I think that's what we learned. I just never understood what it has to do with phonics.
Forum: SLC 22 February 2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 71,391
Posted By ganzfeld
I didn't count the song itself because it's not...

I didn't count the song itself because it's not really about "what's on the other side".
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