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      The more I look at it, it seems that mental gender is for the most part really just the identirifericity of anatomical gender, that is, the socialization of a pre-existing thing into identity such that it is marred and confused.
      For example, race is the identirifericity of ethnicity, where the aberration is simplification. Sure, peoples which grew in separate groups, usually regions, over many, many years will develop some different identifiable traits, both visible and anatomical and genetic, but there isn't truly much sub-specie-al division between humans beyond the small offerings of ethnicities (plus in today's world it is much harder to keep ethnicities from mixing), and therefore race, as a suppos`ed major subdivision of humanity, is an identirifericity of ethnicity.
      Meanwhile, the aberration that gender, of (biological) sex, is, is originally one of oversimplification, but is now one of complication:
Oversimplification:
      There are two sexes, male and female; and the occasional genetic mesh, intersex; or epigenetic (developmental/hormonal) mesh; (transsexuality/gender-dysphoria and homosexuality is a small and less-visible result of one or both of these two meshes). Now, in times past, people were greatly socially divided by sex, assigned based on sex to completely different lives, and thus there was gender, identity based on sex (although the word "gender" didn't widely refer to this until the 70s). In some eastern places, for whatever reason, there developed some largish-scale third genders with assigned roles, for social segments not assigned to the original sexes. Western or eastern, gender was an oversimplification of the sexes. Yes, there are major significant genetic differences between male and female -- the genetic similarity between any two humans of the same sex is 99.9%, the genetic similarity between any two humans of opposite sexes is 98.5%, and the genetic similarity between any human and any member of the primate species closest to humans is 98.5% -- ;  but not so much that we are quite significantly different socially or capably. And so the separation socially of sexes by gender is an identirifericity of the oversimplification form.
Complication:
      In the last 50-200 years, the social walls between what male sex people may do and what female sex people may do has finally begun to break down. It is close to the end now, though one could argue that it has already ended or isn't close enough. Either way, the oversimplification form of the gender identirifericity was dissolving. What wasn't dissolving was the concept that identity bares much relation to sex (to be clear, while identity doesn't bare much relation to sex, what sex you're attracted to does clearly play a role in your identity, but it doesn't play too much of one, nor do whatever apparent small capability differences between the sexes; what has a much more discernible effect is, how society views your sex, and how it values the relation between that and the sex you're attracted to). And so as sex and gender came untied from social ability and position, now, sometime in the last 5-20 years, the inevitable happened: gender became untied from sex:: In a struggle to remain relevant and therefore extant, gender became one of those empty referents with an aura of what it once referred to. It was related to biological sex but not really, related to social function but not really, related to sexual orientation but not really, related to "mental gender" but not even that really. Wikipedia's intros on "gender identity" (mental gender) and "gender" (sex and gender) are written such that they depend on each other, and hence the reasoning and concepts are circular, recursive, beginningless -- nonsensical. The best way to define (mental) gender (identity) is as a thing which you are, which has some intangible relation to sex, orientation, and/or social place; and that definition is incredibly broad and undefined/undefining. And so, oddly, even while the oversimplification identirifericity called gender is still in its leaving stages, the complication identirifericity called gender has already begun.

(What opinions do you have on the above ideas?)
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This line of attack was hypocritical and despicable.
Let's set this story's spread setting to 'Wildfire'!
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Exactamundo.
 
Epic Theodore Roosevelt quote. The key is always liberty for the PEOPLE, not for predatory corporations

“There once was a time in history when the limitation of governmental power meant increasing liberty for the people.  In the present day the limitation of governmental power, of governmental action, means the enslavement of the people by the great corporations who can only be held in check through the extension of governmental power.”
-Teddy Roosevelt September 14, 1912, San Francisco
https://notwhatyoumightthink.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/thinking-aloud-theodore-roosevelt-100-years-ago/

"I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
-Thomas Jefferson November 12, 1816
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Thomas_Jefferson

"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt April 29, 1938 
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=15637

#Quotes   #AmericanHistory   #WeThePeople   #FeelTheBern  
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Well people are not guaranteed anything ever. The idea that government can provide all of its citizens needs is unjustified.
Government can only confiscate personal property by force and redistribute to those perceived to be deserving, for a while.
But all welfare states ultimately collapse under their own weight, and that is of course where the U.S. Is headed... We currently have a $20 trillion dollar debt we have no hope of paying off - it will sink our economy, then you will see a lot of suffering 
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OMG! That is too funny - wait a minute, I need to explain it to my sister.

OMG... she is a born again christian AND she's blond, this is going to take while.
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To those who claim Sanders would do nothing about shadow banks:
 
One of the most defining moments in NBC's debate on Sunday was a heated exchange between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton that really highlighted their difference of opinions on Wall Street and the banking industry. Hillary is on one side of the fence with leaving the banks intact and imposing new regulations based on risky Wall Street speculation. She vehemently defended Dodd-Frank, which is legislation passed after the last banking crisis. Bernie is on the other side of the fence with breaking up the too big to fail banks that put our economy at risk. He wants to resurrect Glass-Steagall, this legislation separates investment banking from commercial banking. Progressive champion Elizabeth Warren is in favor of reinstating Glass-Steagall. The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act will reestablish a wall between commercial and investment banking, it will make our financial system more stable and secure, and protect American families. Elizabeth Warren
(Via The Huff Po) Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday sharply criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton during a fiery Manhattan speech about Wall Street reform.
Most of Sanders' barbs were directed at the banking world. The socialist senator from Vermont reiterated his call to break up the biggest banks, declared that "fraud is the business model on Wall Street," and elicited a round of enthusiastic boos from the crowd by invoking JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon as a villain of the 2008 financial crisis."To those on Wall Street who may be listening today -- and I'm sure there aren't many of them -- let me be very clear: Greed is not good," Sanders said, in a reference to the film "Wall Street." "If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist."
But some of Sanders' harshest rhetoric was reserved for Clinton.
"Wall Street makes huge campaign contributions, they have thousands of lobbyists and they provide very generous speaking fees to those who go before them," Sanders said, in a not-so-subtle reference to lucrative talks Clinton gave at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and private equity firms after finishing her tenure as secretary of state.
"My opponent says that, as a senator, she told bankers to 'cut it out' and end their destructive behavior," Sanders said. "But, in my view, establishment politicians are the ones who need to 'cut it out.' The reality is that Congress doesn’t regulate Wall Street --"
During his speech, Sanders emphasized that his "break up the banks" platform includes shadow banks and any other financial institution large enough to threaten the broader economy.
"I will require the secretary of the Treasury Department to establish a 'too-big-to fail' list of commercial banks, shadow banks and insurance companies whose failure would pose a catastrophic risk to the United States economy without a taxpayer bailout," Sanders said. "Within one year, my administration will break these institutions up."
#BernieSanders2016   #PoliticalRevolution   #EnoughIsEnough   #NotForSale   #TogetherWeStand   #FuelTheBern   #GlassSteagall   #TakingOurCountryBack   #ImWithBernie   #PowerToThePeople   #OccupyTheWhiteHouse  
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+Ex-Albert Ripple: " ... last i heard they'd started doing actual roads and airports, mostly around the town they're based."

Prove it.
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Damn, I'ven't been here in ages,... and this community has grown so much in my absence! I think there were only about 100 of yous when I was around, but now there's 572!? Awesome!
Well, we definitely need more moderators now: we'd only 3 mods including myself (the owner) when I was last here. To apply, ask in the comments below; I think we'll need 5-8 total. And just so I know the old mods are still active unlike myself, you two -- +Omar Crosby & +Paarth Thakkar -- will need to reapply.
For those who may wish to apply, let me inform you on what the role is: modding involves getting more people to join the community, inspiring discussion when the community is quiet, and making sure that all discussions stay at least within the bounds of physics and are accurate to current knowledge (unless that knowledge is being challenged) and are very preferably in the form of debate/argument.
I think it's probably time that we have multiple categories of posts. I'll set the categories, and it'll be the moderators responsibility to make sure posts are sorted properly.
In my absence there've been 10 posts flagged as spam, presumably accidentally, that're waiting for my approval. I'll be reinstating every one of those posts that I can. Links to all of them are below, in forward chronological order.
Well, that's all I've got to say for now. Not sure when I'll be back, but I'll definitely be responding to any responses to this post. Bye for now!

Links to previously "Spam"-labeled posts:

3/8/15: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111444081088164886665/posts/c2B7tfiQiNT
https://plus.google.com/u/0/111444081088164886665/posts/4SfQHZhnnrf
(these are essentially the same post; please focus activity to the second one)

10/25/15:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KrishanYadav14/posts/BoWq85yXTcT

10/30/15:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KrishanYadav14/posts/iNYdyBfoMyv

11/4/15:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnSmithThePolywellGuy/posts/3S7xzgqspGE

11/8/15:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KrishanYadav14/posts/WMp7a2s7Y1W

11/18/15:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnSmithThePolywellGuy/posts/6UC3ttyK1yP

12/10/15:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KrishanYadav14/posts/emTUQaBtRP6

12/24/15:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KrishanYadav14/posts/UvT1MBHnG4

12/31/15:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/114729180035682844530/posts/dyq6W6nrYqs
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just 2 membs short of 600, yet no one new offering to moderate. heh.
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Finally people are questioning the More Homework = More Learning myth. Busywork has gotten out of hand, where once upon a time only the homework that had an actual positive effect was implemented.
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I grew up catching bits of Charlie Rose's PBS show, and I'd always had respect for him and thought he was liberal.
This video broke that.
Every new day, I see more and more how things that seemed to be liberal were really just centrist.
We need true liberalism in America again.
We need Bernie Sanders.
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"Democratic Socialism" = Economic Freedom For All
(Paraphrase of Bernie Sanders' Georgetown Speech as of [2:40pmET].)
[http://politics.georgetown.edu/press-releases/gupolitics-to-host-bernie-sanders-for-a-talk-on-democratic-socialism-in-america/]
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"the right to spend is more important than the right to keep" .. How do you know that ? 

"fair share" - Based on merit or mere existence?
If it's only based on existence, how is that fair?
Why should those who struggle to produce turn the fruit of their labor over to those who don't produce?

But maybe the most important question I can ask you tonight is what do you think wealthy people do with their money... Do you think they keep it in a big room and throw it in the air while in a euphoric trance, or do you think they invest it in companies and markets that create jobs?
You tell me...
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2016 Democratic Primary Field, Amirite? :P
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