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Veronica Herbrechtsmeier
Works at Never Been Employed Inc.
Attended Wichita State University
Lives in Minneapolis, MN
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Wow, barely four months into my new job and I'm already bored with it. Seriously, I've worked simpler jobs and wasn't nearly as bored as I am with my current job. Maybe it's too easy for me to add features to their apps, but I can't think of a more challenging position to take anywhere in software engineering. Bleh.
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This Saturday I had someone who I thought of as a friend tell me that since I'm transgender that I must be suffering from a disassociative disorder. I don't know why this friend of mine thought that was an acceptable statement to make, but I can say it has to do with her own upbringing (her mother is a psychiatrist, so you can see where this is going). It really pissed me off to have her say that to me. Of all the people that I thought had enough sense to know that my identity isn't some delusion or fabrication for some other ulterior motive it had to be her.

I don't know what to do with regards to her. It just seems like a bunch of bullshit pulled out of her ass just to get a rise out of me (she does troll people, so I don't think it's impossible she's pulling my leg on this matter), but the fact she fought tooth and nail on the matter demonstrates to me an ideological position that seems to override her compassion and empathy. It's just heartbreaking to me and it makes me feel like a fool because I trusted her. Ultimately, I'm going to have to just not associate myself with her anymore but that's going to be hard for me since she's friends with other people who I'm still friends with. It's just fucking ridiculous that this sort of shit comes out this way.

Seriously, some people just fucking suck.

#rant #transgender #transphobia #bigotry  
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Don't let assholes hate to be you...  Cherish who your are!
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Okay since Caitlyn Jenner has come out it seems everyone thinks their 6th grade sex ed class gives them the expertise to define sex and gender. Nothing personal to you all, but it doesn't even give you the knowledge to tackle first year college biology. The fact is that being transgender is no worse than being left handed. It evolved from the nature of how our sexes are not defined by pure deterministic processes. Like ogres and onions our sexes have layers. We got genes for metabolizing hormones (androgens and estrogens). We have genes for genital growth. We have fetal development stages. And much more that goes into sexual development (puberty, social norms, and etc). So, clearly from genes to adulthood our body takes forks in that development road which explains phenomena like intersex conditions. You can't go and say xx is a girl and xy is a boy. It takes more than that. The fact the y chromosome can lose the sry gene means someone can be xy male but have no penis (CAIS). That means sex is complex. It also means transgender people aren't delusional. So get over it already. /rant
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I'm glad the New York Times is publishing such good articles on the matter these days.
 
The New Girl in School: #Transgender Surgery at 18 http://nyti.ms/1GryFvs #trans
It was not an easy transition for Katherine Boone, but the question is no longer whether gender reassignment is an option, but instead how soon it should start.
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In the Rewrite, Lawrence looks at a major correction the assistant prosecutors had to make to the grand jury in the Michael Brown case.
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True, that's the situation, really. I mean at what point does a cop lose the right to live? I can't say despite my dislike of authority that I can make any individual agent of authority's life higher/lower than that of any one else. So, yeah if the action was aggressive then the cop had the right to defend his life good/bad/indifferent.
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God damnit Bethesda fund these mod developers to make this into a full game. >:C

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Well I'm getting serious about my transition since I know I can definitely afford it if my new employer has no problems with it. So, I'm trying to figure out which name might be good to choose. Mind you, this isn't a complete list, the poll just doesn't support more than five options. So, if you have a name you'd think would be good feel free to post a comment. :)
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Roslyn
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Didn't care for Vanessa?
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Have her in circles
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imho she looks good either way
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#Transgender LA woman shot dead banging door for help: cops http://nydn.us/15VQYeC #trans #california
A 21-year-old transgender woman was shot dead on the front porch of a Los Angeles home as she pounded on the door for help.
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SQUEEE! They put the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix on Google Play for free (today only). GET IT GET GET IT GET ITTTTTTTTTTTTTT!
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Hah, more money more problems. Well it looks like Iowa kow-towed to the Federal govt and has a REAL ID requirement for getting a new Driver's License in the state. So that means not only do I need a copy of my birth certificate and my SSN Card, but also a utility bill, bank statement, and my current Driver's License. Wow, just fucking wow. What's next? Stool sample? LOL
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And this is why I get as angry as I do against people who oppose healthcare for transgender people. Like it or not, this is something that could've been prevented if she had at least some actual help for her whether she was got SRS or not. The fact we're treated as mentally deranged monsters makes us go to extremes to find our identity and our voice. The moment you silence us is the moment you condemn us to a slow death whether we end it like Angel did or not.
 
Transsexual refused sex change operation by NHS slit throat after cutting off own genitals http://bit.ly/1AnphYF #transgender #trans #UK
An inquest has heard how tormented Jonathan Lees-Ford, known as Lady Angel Seraphim Angel, wanted a sex change operation but was deemed mentally unfit
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Think of it like gasoline on a fire.
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C# ASP.NET VB.NET ADO.NET C++ MYSQL MSSQL
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Minneapolis, MN
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Wichita, KS - Norton, KS - Des Moines, IA
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No gods, no masters.
Introduction
WARNING: May contain assorted fruits and nuts.

In all seriousness, I'm actually a fairly nice person to get along with but I do have my own weird point of view, so here goes.

1. I'm an anarchist. Yes, an anarchist. Not a bomb throwing anarchist, just an anarchist. I'm left of center when it comes to the political compass, but I've been shifting leftward over the last two years thanks to folks like Sheldon Richman and Kevin Carson to name two folks that I've been influenced my political-economic views.

2. I'm transgender. Yep, an evil "tranny." No, I don't do drag, that's a gay culture thing. Also, being transgender doesn't make me one of those folks that gets really dressy either. I just don't 'pass' well enough to pull it off unless I'm doing a cross between Glenn Close and David Mustaine (hmm....that gives me an idea.).

3. I'm bisexual. Yes, being transgender has little-to-no significance to one's sexual orientation. In fact, transgender people will shift orientations more often than not during their HRT regimen. It's sorta like second puberty but worse. Anyways, being bisexual doesn't make me desperate or greedy. I just find both men, women, and any adult sexy on their own merits (physical, mental, etc).

4. I'm spiritual, but not religious. And not spiritual in the New Age sort of way. Yeah, I like my Tarot cards, but I do that for kicks and the artwork. I tend towards a mixture of Taoism with some form of Christian Gnosticism.

5. I'm a leftist (that goes with being an anarchist in general). I'm not one of those leftists that plays apologetics games for Obama, Pelosi, and company. I'm very much an anti-authority and anti-State leftist so I see politicians as the poison of the world. The sooner we don't use them the better. The same goes for corporate 'leaders' and other cultish market fluff. The market can run well without corporations as they existed well before them and the State. In the end, I'm just a general 'commie' in most things. For example, I'm pro-labor and pro-market. These two are not incompatible if you understand why (check out the concept of mutual aid).

6. I love scifi and cyberpunk. So the grittier the cyberpunk or the harder the scifi the better. But I also love fluffy space operas like Starwars and Babylon 5. Also, Star Trek TNG. That Riker beard... Just sayin'. ;)

7. I'm a programmer which means I love to deal with all problems in logic. I'm primarily interested in programming language constructs and how they actually operate. So I have a big of a fetish for the less than mainstream languages like Haskell, Common Lisp, and Scala despite programming in C# at my day job. Over all, I just love computing as a science (yes it's a science, deal with it) since it solves many problems that often are overlooked by other disciplines. 
Education
  • Wichita State University
    Masters in Computer Science, 2010 - 2013
  • Wichita State University
    Bachelors of the Arts in Computer Science, 2006 - 2010
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Valerie