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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 486
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Posted By TomB
You mean like the credible published biologist...

You mean like the credible published biologist who taught the class?

If you do a search, you will find tons of biological journal articles of which the topic is "male infertility" or in which such...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 8,502
Posted By TomB
My understanding is that he was exploring the...

My understanding is that he was exploring the evolution of sexual dimorphism. So he's talking about the evolution from isogamy to anisogomy. He's talking about the origin of different gamete types....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st July 2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
We all understand your analysis of why it had to...

We all understand your analysis of why it had to happen that way.

We just think you are incorrect and have it backward.

Female leagues exist because males, as a population, have physical...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th July 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
No. You're wrong. What you outline...

No. You're wrong.

What you outline basically makes female sports divisions illegal. Unless, of course, they are formed under the basis of the evidence that males have a competitive advantage...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th July 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
This. I'll go further. Young people who...

This.

I'll go further.

Young people who try sports when young, generally do not persist in a meaningful way in the absence of a certain level of success. The idea that because lower level...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th July 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
OK, regardless of which side I look at this from,...

OK, regardless of which side I look at this from, and I'm sympathetic to both sides, this is so wrong it bothers me. It's a grossly inaccurate use of language.

Doctors do not "gender" babies at...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
That's too bad. Because I don't think it's clear...

That's too bad. Because I don't think it's clear that the majority of the trans community are represented in this discussion.

Debates such as this attract the most...looking for the right...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
Good luck with that.

Good luck with that.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 564
Posted By TomB
The point is that your proposal won't prevent...

The point is that your proposal won't prevent mentally ill people from getting guns. Just poor people.

I'm not a gun rights person, by the way. I just think putting bad ineffective...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 564
Posted By TomB
<sigh> Only works if you assume the person...

<sigh>
Only works if you assume the person answering the questions is a moron.

(Multiple possible answers obviously:)
I think I'd like to shoot targets.
I'm looking to take up hunting as a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 564
Posted By TomB
I don't think he's saying it's not a real...

I don't think he's saying it's not a real problem. He's saying that gun violence death is a much larger problem and that your proposal addresses only a minimal portion of it.

There are other...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
Sure he is an extreme outlier. But reliance...

Sure he is an extreme outlier.

But reliance on self ID opens the door for extreme outliers.
It also opens the door to abuse by less extreme outliers.

You label any abuse as an outlier and use...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
The rational basis for those exceptions reads...

The rational basis for those exceptions reads back to the rational basis for segregated prisons: the danger to women from men. (Substitute males and females if you like.) In these cases, the danger...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
You describe a situation where there is...

You describe a situation where there is widespread consensus on a lot of things. I think that might stretch the idea of a "fringe" case quite a lot.

It is possible to have a rule, but understand...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
So effectively all restrooms, locker rooms, etc....

So effectively all restrooms, locker rooms, etc. in California are effectively unisex?

I say this because, while legally you are only allowed to use the one that matches your gender identity, you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
No. It's not the case, to my knowledge. In...

No. It's not the case, to my knowledge.

In practice, one would not let others see it. Not because it was offensive, but because of all the crap he would take for it. Largely homophobic jokes and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
People have been explaining why they think...

People have been explaining why they think bathrooms or locker rooms need segregating. And, to be clear, both sides (mostly) seem to want that segregation. The debate on these is mostly on whether...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
What do you mean? There are tons of changing...

What do you mean? There are tons of changing tables in every mall!
The conveniently group them all together in on area. Look for the signs that say: "Food Court."
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
Nah. We just don't like to admit the...

Nah.

We just don't like to admit the changing tables are there. That way we get our female friends and relatives to change diapers for us....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,799
Posted By TomB
I can understand, to a point, reacting to a reach...

I can understand, to a point, reacting to a reach for the waistband, though I think better training (for the safety of all) would be to duck for cover in response to such an action. Given that most...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,569
Posted By TomB
Why is it that every line of discussion with you...

Why is it that every line of discussion with you invariably comes back to a critique of feminism or some other movement to the left of you?

Rolfe's point is simply that most of the scenarios we...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th July 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
They are not uncommon in men's rooms in the USA...

They are not uncommon in men's rooms in the USA either. Not as universal as in the women's, but getting there.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th July 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,799
Posted By TomB
Just to point out that each officer would make an...

Just to point out that each officer would make an individual decision to fire, not a group decision on how many of them would fire. They probably all came to the fire decision independently, though...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
When I was in college back in the 80s, I worked...

When I was in college back in the 80s, I worked the night shift at a convenience store/gas station. It was my job to clean the bathrooms each night. The men's room was always much cleaner. The...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
Does this not translate to something along the...

Does this not translate to something along the line of:

Politicians consult experts and therefore they know best. The rest of us, not being credentialed experts, have no basis to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
This was discussed many iterations of this thread...

This was discussed many iterations of this thread ago. My way of putting it is that sex is biological while gender/gender identity (there are way too many nuanced terms to keep track of)...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
Not really. In the context of these...

Not really.

In the context of these discussions, it has been contended that sex and gender are not the same thing. Logically, one can believe that trans-women should be counted as women, as you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
I'm not entirely sure this is true. There's the...

I'm not entirely sure this is true. There's the issue of how one addresses or refers to a coworker, which seems to be controversial. I'm not talking about the freedom to have or express an opinion...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
You have one of these out of order. According...

You have one of these out of order.
According to the dates you provide, the complaint about rape comes before the complaint about naked TikToks and a few months after the physical abuse complaint...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
That right there may be why trans rights...

That right there may be why trans rights advocates are so insistent in inclusion to sports.

My stance is that a conclusion about sports should not inform policies for other topics like bathrooms,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th June 2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
Jeez this conversation has gone in a weird...

Jeez this conversation has gone in a weird direction.

What we know:
Barnes and Abelseth had sex when he was thirty and she was sixteen.
This is illegal in the state in which it occuerred...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th June 2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
Here are a couple details that are new to me: ...

Here are a couple details that are new to me:

https://www.wkbn.com/news/national-world/i-have-to-pay-my-rapist-child-support-victim-speaks-out/

The "ex parte" part is significant. An ex parte...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th June 2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
The point is that in most areas of the U.S. you...

The point is that in most areas of the U.S. you must be 21 to even be allowed inside a bar, let alone drink. Therefore, someone in a bar drinking is a good clue that they are at least 21.

But...
Forum: Education 18th June 2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,386
Posted By TomB
I know this is about K-12, but bear with me. I'm...

I know this is about K-12, but bear with me. I'm also aware that this article is BS that isn't happening.

But I think grading philosophy is an interesting topic. My dad was a high school...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th June 2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
Not directly, at least not in terms of sexual...

Not directly, at least not in terms of sexual preference. But the small subset of people who advocate against genital preferences tend to apply that as a blanket statement.

And I know of some...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th June 2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
No. Whoever did the crimes is guilty regardless...

No. Whoever did the crimes is guilty regardless of standing trial.
Anyone who might be accused is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

The presumption of innocence is a principal that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th June 2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
quote of moderated content removed In...

quote of moderated content removed
In fairness, if they are required to report a teenage birth, they probably did so as a matter of procedure. But the report would contain the information that she...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th June 2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
Incorrect. We are considered innocent in...

Incorrect.

We are considered innocent in court until proven guilty.
The way you phrase it, whoever Jack the Ripper was is innocent of the murders because he never stood trial.

Which is plain...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
To be clear, that was a quote tag I screwed up,...

To be clear, that was a quote tag I screwed up, not something I was saying. I don't think a life sentence is warranted for statutory rape.

Actually, this is where I accept the mistake of age...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
Small correction. The joint custody was already...

Small correction. The joint custody was already in effect when she filed the report. But there was "agreement" reached seven months later in which instead of Barnes paying $428/mo in child support,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
By the time I was 30, 21 year olds pretty much...

By the time I was 30, 21 year olds pretty much looked like kids to me. So someone who was a friend of my friend's sister who was in high school would be a red flag to me.

On the other hand,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
Child support goes into the custodial parent's...

Child support goes into the custodial parent's bank account. They are used to defray the everyday expenses of caring for a child: rent/mortgage, groceries, clothes transportation, etc. There is no...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
The highlighted is false. I have read multiple...

The highlighted is false. I have read multiple versions of this story, as well as more local conversations about it on the Tigerdroppings message board. (It's, I think, an LSU centric board. Some...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
And by the way, for advocacy groups to take up...

And by the way, for advocacy groups to take up the cause, which they should, they have to know about it. A teenage girl in a small town who tries to keep her head down to avoid the typical victim...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
Do you have a link to this claim? I haven't seen...

Do you have a link to this claim? I haven't seen accusations of drugging or raping the mother. Just taking advantage of her as a drunk teen sixteen years ago. (Which is a felony.)

Nor have I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
As I've pointed out before, the behavior of some...

As I've pointed out before, the behavior of some posters on this thread exemplify why a woman...and moreso, a teenage girl...would not want to report a rape.

And that's the other issue. Very few...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th June 2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
And you are taking the word of...oh, sorry,...

And you are taking the word of...oh, sorry, that's inaccurate.

You are fabricating words on behalf of someone who has chosen not to speak. And who we know by simple math to have committed a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th June 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,165
Posted By TomB
No. There is actual information about this in...

No. There is actual information about this in the stories.

Timeline:

When she was sixteen he raped her. At a minimum, it was statutory rape. But it appears that she was drinking enough to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th June 2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
I see that Mumblethrax already replied to you on...

I see that Mumblethrax already replied to you on this point. But I think I'll respond as well.

People who have had puberty blockers exist. Given current treatment trends, there will be more of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 38,189
Posted By TomB
You keep saying this over and over, but I'm not...

You keep saying this over and over, but I'm not convinced you have thought this through.

Because if you had, you'd realize that the same argument would apply to laws proposed or passed that...
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