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  1. Skydivers in particular.
  2. I already call people niggers, spics and cunts every bit as much as I wish to, which is not at all. The only places I've heard term "nigger" used extensively has been amongst blacks, similarly I've heard Puerto Ricans call each other "spic" a lot, and Brits routinely call each other "cunts." Since using any of these terms in a negative sense instantly discredits any otherwise valid point being made, I find their use to be counterproductive. It is interesting how stances I do not support are attributed to me; projection I suppose. I recoil against the use of "African American" for a number of reasons. For one thing, it was coined by Jesse Jackson, who is a professional racist (if he can't find 'racism" everywhere he's out of business). For another, I work with a lot of Africans and it's a big continent. Also, many of them are African Africans working in the U.S.. If you're wondering what to call one of them, "Doctor" is a good first guess. At a gut level I can't believe that someone could read "Mein Kampf" and buy into it's drivel, but the same is true for the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, the Koran, the Book of Mormon or Dianetics. That security flaw possessed by neurotypicals making them subject to mental malware is a bitch. The prospect of being limited by the lowest common denominator amongst us is daunting. Trying to structure a society where nobody's feelings are hurt sounds good, but leads to poor results wherever it's been tried. I am spoiled by living in an environment which is diverse by seeking the best candidate for the job rather than by making "diversity" a goal unto itself. BSBD, Winsor
  3. This guy has it nailed: I hope we don't have to go through what Russia, China and Germany did, the road to hell being paved with good intentions and all that. The plaque on the book-burning square in Berlin was prescient: "That was only a prelude; where they burn books, they will in the end also burn people." Of course, this time it's different. BSBD, Winsor
  4. "Transitioning" middle school children is child abuse, no ifs, ands or buts. The fact that it is not treated as being leagues worse than anything NAMBLA espouses is simply amazing. A 17-year-old girl who regrets having both of her breasts removed as a result of so-called “gender-affirming care” testified before a California Assembly committee hearing June 28, urging state lawmakers to reject proposed legislation that would make California a transgender sanctuary state. “I was medically transitioned from ages 13 and 16,” Chloe Cole from the Central Valley told the public safety committee, saying she suffered irreversible consequences from surgeries and hormone treatment. Chloe Cole speaks at an Assembly committee hearing for Senate Bill 107 in Sacramento on June 28, 2022. (Screenshot) The committee passed the controversial Senate Bill (SB) 107, which proponents say would “provide refuge” for trans youth, their parents, and those who advocate for and provide “gender-affirming health care ” for minors. The bill would prohibit law enforcement agencies from arresting or extraditing parents charged in other states or nations for child abuse or other crimes related to allowing minor children to receive these medical treatments. A California Assembly committee passes Senate Bill 107 in Sacramento on June 28, 2022. (Screenshot) Cole said when she was younger, her parents took her to a therapist who “affirmed my male identity” and “brushed off” concerns about the efficacy of hormones, puberty blockers, and surgeries. “My parents were given the threat of suicide as a reason to move me forward in my transition,” she said. Cole said at age 15, she told her therapist she wanted to remove her breasts. She attended a top surgery class with a dozen other girls her age or younger. “None of us were going to be men, we were fleeing from the uncomfortable feeling of becoming women,” Cole said. She went through with the surgery and her endocrinologist put her on puberty blockers and injectable testosterone after two or three appointments, she said. “Despite having a therapist and attending the top surgery class, I really didn’t understand all the ramifications of any of the medical decisions I was making. I was incapable of understanding, and it was downplayed consistently,” she said. “My parents, on the other hand, were pressured to continue my so-called ‘gender journey’ with the suicide threat. “I will never be able to breastfeed a child. I have blood clots in my urine. I am unable to fully empty my bladder. I do not yet know if I am capable of carrying a child to full term. In fact, even the doctors who put me on puberty blockers and testosterone do not know.” She urged the committee to reject the trans sanctuary state bill and put safeguards in place so that “painful” experiences like hers are not repeated. “Children cannot consent,” she said. Erin Friday, an attorney, argued against the bill, claiming it unconstitutional for California to disrespect the laws of other states. She argued SB 107 would not just provide sanctuary for parents fleeing the law in other states, but would make California a refuge for all children who want to access transgender medicine and surgery. “No questions asked. No real mental health assessment, no minimal diagnosis and no parental consent. So long as the minor child can get to California, she can order up any type of irreversible treatment,” she said. Erin Friday speaks at an Assembly committee meeting in Sacramento on June 28, 2022. (Screenshot) Friday, a parent of a teen who once suffered from what’s called Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria, but no longer identifies as trans, has previously testified that SB 107 would be a big mistake that would only worsen the “largest medical scandal in history,” and spread transgender ideology, which she described as a “social contagion.” State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who authored the bill, said it’s intended to protect families and trans youth and medical professionals from being prosecuted for child abuse in other states. Texas, for example, is cracking down on the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones on minors, and—in some cases—gender surgery on minors. “These parents, who are doing just trying to do right by their kids and accepting their kids for who they are and supporting them are being told ‘you’re a criminal for doing that,’” Wiener said. “It’s disgusting; it’s despicable, and California should have no part of that.” State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) speaks at an Assembly committee hearing for Senate Bill 107 in Sacramento on June 28, 2022. (Screenshot) Martin Campos of Trans Family Support Services said the group is currently working with out-of-state residents faced with the decision of whether or not “to uproot their family and livelihood to seek out refuge in an affirming state such as California” to flee “anti-trans legislation” at home. “Parents should not be concerned about facing legal ramifications while seeking medically necessary gender-affirming services for their youth. Nor should youth have to endure the trauma that is created by having their parents face those ramifications,” Campos said. “… All this bill is seeking to do is allow transgender youth to thrive.” Ebony Harper, the executive director of California Transcends, shared a personal story with the committee. “I identify as the black trans woman,” Harper said. “… I was a trans youth at 13. I grew up in South Central California and at 13 I was kicked out of my house, which was the story for most transgender people from my era, if you were between the particular intersections of being black and transgender. And I spent many years on the streets, in jails institutions because it was the Dark Ages. Trans folks were considered mentally confused people that could not participate in society.” In the ’90s, a lot of trans people died because they didn’t get the health cares they needed, but today the transgender community in California is thriving and prospering, Harper said. “The 13-year-old me thought I was going to end up dead before I hit 21. And here I am advocating in my 40s and still going strong and having the fortitude of support with senators like Scott Wiener, the Lieutenant Governor and other folks in government,” Harper said. “I think trans transcends politics,” Harper said. “…And so you have seen that our community recently has been politicized, which is causing a lot of trauma and pain in our community.”
  5. Pretty much all I suggest.
  6. I am startled by the stance taken by apparently literate people regarding abortion, the SC being but a subset. It goes to support my observation that religion is but mental malware which exploits a vulnerability amongst neurotypicals. One approach that might work is to avoid abortions altogether, but to be able do induce birth at any stage of pregnancy. If the fetus is viable, every measure should be taken to keep it alive. If it is but a zygote, good luck with that. "Gosh, I'm completely opposed to abortion, but figure that the Good Lord will take care of the Baby if it is His will!" It turns out that someone else has a t shirt like mine, saying "THANK GOD FOR ABORTION." However, it does not say on the back "PRENATAL, POSTNATAL, WHATEVER..." BSBD, Winsor
  7. It has come to my attention that people under 21 have been supplied with fully automatic firearms, pistols, cannons and flame throwers. This is insanity. I propose that the U.S. Government should ban anyone under the age of 21 from touching such instruments of violence as a matter of common sense, regardless of their job description. I will not rest easily until guns are as illegal and hard to obtain by miscreants as are heroin and cocaine. While we're at it, why has nobody thought of simply making murder illegal? That would nip all this in the bud. BSBD, Winsor
  8. I have travelled many thousands of miles in electric cars without having any problems with power availability. Having a third rail, overhead line or, when necessary, a diesel generator available simplifies the issue. An effective electric rail system is the way to go. If we spent anywhere near as much on rail infrastructure as we do on bringing Truth, Justice and the American Way to the rest of the planet, owning an automobile of any type would be pointless. BSBD, Winsor
  9. Just because it's accurate doesn't mean it isn't heresy.
  10. You equate ballet and gymnastics with 'gender affirming' vivisection. I am in awe of your semantic prowess.
  11. For some reason this didn't show up in the Times: I am very much in favor or criminal proceedings against people who perform sex reassignment on otherwise normal children. If someone wants to change their gender identity as an adult, fine. They can self-identify as a gargoyle and undergo surgery to effect that transformation for all I care. It's supposedly a free country. Having said that, anyone who thinks that middle-school children are suited to making long term, binding, life altering decisions is an idiot and should be charged with child abuse (for starts) for enabling them. Religion is but one form of communicable mental illness, and the Woke variant is peculiarly pathological. Admittedly, throwing people off of buildings for being homosexual gives Islam an edge, but I get the impression that Woke is not to be outdone in the long run. In the race to see who is more fucked up, it's rather a tie. BSBD, Winsor
  12. Level 3a armor makes for a hefty backpack, but it improves the odds somewhat.
  13. Never let a good crisis go to waste.
  14. Whatever it takes to put a stake through his political heart.
  15. Nice try. The Catholic Church (and to a greater or lesser extent its copycat cults) is an exemplar of the "banality of evil." The people who support the institution largely do not get in to the nuts and bolts of the institutions machinations, but are pivotal to its survival. I know/knew people who, after the humiliation of 1918 and the starvation of the early '20s, were supportive of the political system that turned it around and provided prosperity and victory (for a while at least). FWIW, people who have a literal interpretation of the Torah are, by definition, crazy. It's Bronze Age family lore, and its merits are akin to those of the Iliad and other contemporary works. BLM is 100% racist, and its apologists are generally those who qualify as "useful idiots" per Bolshevik definition. Whether their support is based on ignorance, denial, stupidity or a combination thereof, they are pivotal to the success of the organization. Interviews with key BLM personnel make this abundantly clear. "White guilt" is way fucked up. I haven't had any slaves for quite some time now, and don't support anyone who hasn't freed theirs. Having lived in very 'diverse' neighborhoods, I have witnessed more racism and 'oppression' from within the community of concern than from without. For the record, I am not cool with any variant. Your reference to Israel in another thread (I've never been there) suggests that you are projecting. You would be well advised to avoid such a one-dimensional view of complex subjects. BSBD, Winsor
  16. Both the right and left have their barking mad extremists. I don't see a dimes worth of difference between the batshit crazy denizens of either side.
  17. If there was some basis for giving Trump a medal for achieving in four years more than any elected official could possibly have in a lifetime, and thereby disqualifying him from ever holding elected office or other Government position, I'd go for it. Sending him back to the private sector or reality teevee or wherever else he winds up is preferable to wasting the bandwidth to deal with him further. Whoever he burns on deals in the future should chalk it off to tuition. BSBD, Winsor
  18. Unfortunately, the extremists in any organization tend to discredit any moderates that may constitute the majority. An example that comes to mind is the drive to rewrite the Constitution in Chile. The old one was written under Pinochet's rule, and it included particulars that were suited to authoritarian rule. Some people took exception to this, and began to congregate in a park in downtown Santiago after work on Fridays. The Government wanted to keep a lid on any potential problems, and positioned Carabineros nearby. Unfortunately, a small percentage of the people drawn to these demonstrations were those with nothing to lose and chose to misbehave badly, and the authorities responded to their activities accordingly. The individual Carabineros I spoke with were generally on the side of the peaceful protesters, and the protesters generally had a clear and reasoned standpoint and lamented the few who were there just to stir up trouble for their own amusement. Eventually they wound up with a new Constitution and the peaceful transfer of power to a new President, so I hope it sorts itself out well. Tolerating extremists that are on your side of the divide is risky. Even GLAAD has nothing to do with NAMBLA. BSBD, Winsor
  19. I've seen it in practice, and the solution is both simple and fundamental. Universal conscription, a la 'Starship Troopers,' as a basis for citizenship. Six months of training, to include bullet dispenser safety and handling, and one year of active duty for full citizen rights. This can include the Park Service and Coast Guard as well as the Marines and other Combat Arms branches. As in some countries, one is then recallable as part of the 'militia' until they are old and decrepit, say 45 years. If someone is so much of a conscientious objector that they don't want to personally participate in government? Fine, but they don't get full rights. A citizen is armed, a subject is not. If you don't think you are fit to own a firearm, you're right. If you think you are fit to own a firearm, you may or may not be. Only the Government should have arms. In a Democracy, the Government is the Citizens. BSBD, Winsor
  20. Peggy Noonan's take on Ches Boudin's recall is insightful: She characterizes the Woke/Progressive mindset nicely.
  21. As mental illnesses go, Woke is up there with rather a few popular systems of delusion. I guess people credulous enough to buy the patent nonsense upon which religion is routinely based will believe just about anything. 'Twas ever thus BSBD, Winsor
  22. You're right, the idea that there is any merit to the content is laughable. Whoever these guys are: I'm sure they are right wing whackos as well. That someone could be charged for stating the obvious, or even something debatable, is obviously false. It is reassuring to note that the Woke crowd is a case study in well balanced and reasonable tolerance. Thanks for pointing out the error of my ways. BSBD, Winsor
  23. You can't make this up: For reasons that escape me, Woke ideology seems committed to impose Fantasyland rules on everyone, in as draconian a fashion as deemed necessary. Laws (like Sharia) which sanction gays, lesbians et al. are evil, and I avoid places where they are in effect. A society that opposes freedom of speech is similarly flawed. I don't give a rat's ass if someone wants to live as a different sex, or if they want to surgically transform into a Labrador Retriever for that matter. Whatever floats your boat. I draw the line at being legally required to identify someone as the gender or species with which they 'identify.' They can do whatever they want, but shouldn't take it personally if someone else doesn't buy into it. The fact that there is anyone anywhere who does not see the bulk of Woke ideology as being utter nonsense concerns me. BSBD, Winsor
  24. Though I think there are better ways to deal with the misuse of firearms than to subject everyone to constraints befitting the lowest common denominator, I would very much like to know what medications were being taken by the people behind the most recent rash of wanton violence (to include BIlly). The proliferation of SSRIs is such that the occasional tendency toward batshit crazy violence has become comparatively commonplace. When there is reference to "mental health" issues and "financial" problems, it strikes me that someone being prescribed any one of a variety common meds, if faced with financial ruin from bad investments or what have you, might be a candidate for making some REALLY BAD DECISIONS. Giving troubled young men (usually ~17 - 22 yo, Billy was an outlier) meds to suppress problematic behavior may make sense in the short term, but doing so long term does not turn out so well. Something like 90% of mass murderers including and after Columbine were taking prescription mental health meds. I know correlation does not imply causation, but taking a moment to stop perseverating on scary looking firearms and figure out quite what would possess someone to engage in simply evil behavior might be useful. Beware of overly simplistic solutions. BSBD, Winsor
  25. I was assigned to mentor Billy after he got off student status, and stayed in touch with him ever since. I am floored.