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  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Facebook took down a video of a Member putting up a trans flag?

    On what possible grounds?
    Hate speech!

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    • Remember when this POS presented himself as a libertarian?

      Dr. Rachel Levine, the first transgender person to be nominated for a Senate-confirmed position in the federal government, had been seated in her confirmation hearing to become the nation’s assistant secretary of health for a little less than an hour when she was grilled about “genital mutilation” of minor children by a Republican committee member.

      “American culture is down normalizing the idea that minors can be given hormones,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Thursday, likening standards of care for transgender minors to castration and female circumcision and blaming increasing rates of trans-identified youth on “the social pressure to conform and do what others do.”

      “Do you believe minors are capable of making such a life changing decision of changing one's sex?” Paul asked Levine,

      In response, Levine thanked Paul for his “interest” in the question of transgender medicine, calling it “a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed” by pediatricians.

      “If I’m fortunate enough to be confirmed, I will look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office to discuss the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine,” Levine said. Levine, who currently serves as Pennsylvania’s secretary of health, is a pediatrician and former state physician general whose handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Pennsylvania has drawn widespread praise, did not address the substance of the question, or attempt to correct Paul’s apparent misunderstanding of medical transition for transgender youth.

      Paul, a former self-certified ophthalmologist, repeated his question of whether Levine supported access to hormone blockers and “reconstruction of genitalia” for minors, before relaying the story of Keira Bell, a British citizen who was assigned female at birth before taking puberty blockers and supplemental testosterone as a teenager. Bell, who later de-transitioned when she was an adult, led a court case that effectively blocked transgender children under 16 from medical transition in the United Kingdom. It is not standard medical practice to perform gender confirmation surgery on minors in the United States, and Bell’s surgery was not performed until she was 20.

      “I’m alarmed that you’re not saying they should be prevented from making decisions to amputate their breasts or genitalia,” Paul said. “We have always said that minors do not have full rights—will you make a more firm decision on whether or not minors should be involved in these decisions?”

      Levine reiterated that transgender medicine is “a very complex and nuanced field,” as well as her offer to talk with Paul and his staff about the issue, upon which Paul asked the record to show that she refused to answer his question and likened trans men being given testosterone to hydroxychloroquine being used to treat COVID-19.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

        Facebook took down a video of a Member putting up a trans flag?

        On what possible grounds?
        It was likely taken down automatically by AI and was not intentional. It was probably reported as violating standards by MAGAts and the algorithm may have been confused by some of the comments. The video has been restored.

        Facebook apologized for the error. This stuff happens fairly frequently given the scale of operations.
        Last edited by BassAle; 02-25-2021, 12:09 PM.

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        • Originally posted by BassAle View Post

          It was likely taken down automatically by AI and was not intentional. It was probably reported as violating standards by MAGAts and the algorithm may have been confused by some of the comments. The video has been restored.
          Thanks.
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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            Remember when this POS presented himself as a libertarian?



            Nazis gonna Nazi.
            You know Rand is the type to slide into trans girls' DMs on Instagram while looking at trans porn on PornHub.

            His neighbor should have finished him.
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            • We’re sick of people tweeting mean things! Also:

              https://mobile.twitter.com/atrupar/s...93496214552577

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              • "In my past experience, wages usually don't put people out of business, how you run your business will put you out of business," Jelinek said at the hearing.

                https://mobile.reuters.com/article/a...mpression=true
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                • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                  "In my past experience, wages usually don't put people out of business, how you run your business will put you out of business," Jelinek said at the hearing.

                  https://mobile.reuters.com/article/a...mpression=true
                  Wages don't put people out of business, but keeping them as low as possible until we're shamed into raising them sure does help.

                  One wonders what this does for certain sectors though. My dad ran a non-profit of adult foster care group homes that relied heavily upon Medicaid payments and state funding for mental health programs, which Republicans continually cut throughout the course of his career. When he retired they were operating on shoestrings. His prediction was that eventually the whole system would collapse and many clients would end up either with their guardians or, in the many cases where the state was their guardian, on the streets because the entire point of the deinstitutionalization movement was to close the hospitals.

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                  • It will be interesting if sinema helps kill the equality act

                    https://mobile.twitter.com/RonBrowns...13022096302083

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                    • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                      Wages don't put people out of business, but keeping them as low as possible until we're shamed into raising them sure does help.

                      One wonders what this does for certain sectors though. My dad ran a non-profit of adult foster care group homes that relied heavily upon Medicaid payments and state funding for mental health programs, which Republicans continually cut throughout the course of his career. When he retired they were operating on shoestrings. His prediction was that eventually the whole system would collapse and many clients would end up either with their guardians or, in the many cases where the state was their guardian, on the streets because the entire point of the deinstitutionalization movement was to close the hospitals.
                      Industries that essentially rely on reimbursement like that - I’m not quite sure what to do except expand grant programs or reform Medicare/Medicaid.

                      But industries that involve selling a product or service? I’m pretty sure I read that most localities that have implemented the $15 wage have found places only raised prices around 10%. How many people are going to stop going to the bar because a pint is now 5.50 instead of 5? Or their 12 dollar entree is now 13.50?
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                      • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                        "In my past experience, wages usually don't put people out of business, how you run your business will put you out of business," Jelinek said at the hearing.

                        https://mobile.reuters.com/article/a...mpression=true
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                        • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                          "In my past experience, wages usually don't put people out of business, how you run your business will put you out of business," Jelinek said at the hearing.

                          https://mobile.reuters.com/article/a...mpression=true
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                          • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                            It will be interesting if sinema helps kill the equality act

                            https://mobile.twitter.com/RonBrowns...13022096302083
                            She will.

                            Spartan,

                            I have been bartending for 16 years. Prices have gone up almost every year. (at my current second job a quarter per year at least) No one has stopped drinking because of it. The whole thing is a farce.

                            The proof is in the gig economy. People are way overpaying for groceries and meals and tipping still. People will pay. If you go out of business because you have to pay a living wage you have no purpose being in business anyways. Someone will replace you. My Republican buddy who runs a small business isnt even whining about a possible raise and that is right up his alley to do.
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                            -aparch

                            "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
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                            • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                              But industries that involve selling a product or service? I’m pretty sure I read that most localities that have implemented the $15 wage have found places only raised prices around 10%. How many people are going to stop going to the bar because a pint is now 5.50 instead of 5? Or their 12 dollar entree is now 13.50?
                              This is America. A majority of the country eats out 2-3x a week and something like 20% eat out 4+ times a week, even when everyone knows that cooking at home is cheaper and healthier. This will change no one's consumer behavior.

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                              • Just look how much people are willing to pay for crap colored water at a ball game...price stops no one.
                                "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                                -aparch

                                "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                                -INCH

                                Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                                -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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