User Profile: EgoLacuna

EgoLacuna

Member Since: January 23, 2013

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  • [-3] June 28, 2016 at 10:18am

    The OP is absolutely correct. Everyone sees color. This exact question has been observed using functional brain imagining – fMRI, and PET. What those studies found was that our brain registers a person’s color first, before it registers gender or other physical characteristics. In priming studies, it’s also been demonstrated that we (both white people and black people) associate white with good things, and black with bad things. Do these things make you racist? Absolutely NOT. However, denying that they exist is just plain dumb.

  • [15] June 27, 2016 at 10:50am

    Should the same regulations apply to eye-care centers? How about general practitioners in small towns?

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  • [2] June 26, 2016 at 5:35pm

    Firey-

    I think there is a lot of validity in your comment, but conservativism like any -ism has a values/cultural layer, and a doctrine/philosophy layer. I don’t doubt for a second that you have much more in common with conservatives than liberals. But there is more to the label “conservative” than just cultural affiliation or resonance. There is a layer of ideas. That layer was created by people like George Will, John Locke, Milton Freidman, Russel Kirk, Buckley and others who defined what conservativism really means. We can’t throw all that away because trump has lots of good one-liners.

  • [17] June 26, 2016 at 12:55pm

    Many of you don’t have any idea about the intellectual foundations of conservativism. I suspect for most of you, that’s totally fine. Maybe they are no longer relevant in an era of reality TV stars, and 140 character concepts. Nonetheless, at least know that even if you won’t (or can’t) understand the philosophy of conservativism, it does exist. Calling George Will a Rino reveals your own shocking stupidity. Perhaps it’s time for a party to split off and call yourselves something else because the word “conservative” does have meaning. It’s not just something you can claim because you like it, or dislike liberals. It represents a set of ideals. You don’t get to claim that label until you at least make an effort to understand what those ideals stand for.

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  • [1] June 26, 2016 at 12:45pm

    Mil-

    Why would they need to do that when NATO already provides the same service, and EU membership is not a requirement? Where do you come up with this stuff? An EU military would not only be redundant with NATO, it would also be inferior to it – which is pretty shocking considering what a gem NATO has become.

  • [2] June 23, 2016 at 2:59pm

    Cricket-

    What you said is false. It’s true that we all have a set-point, around which our weigh will hover, but it is not true that “most” obesity is the result of genetics. If that were even remotely true, we would expect the rate of obese people to have remained fairly steady over time. In fact, obesity has been skyrocketing. Genetics is NOT to blame. Eating too much food, too much sugar, and not doing enough exercise is the reason people are overweight. A very few have genetic variations that create significant impairments of metabolism. These are RARE cases. Every overweight person has the ability to lose weight. It may be harder for them to maintain a low weight, but it is very possible to maintain a healthy weight. It’s a matter of priorities, not genetics.

  • [-8] June 13, 2016 at 12:20pm

    What a stupid comment. I love shooting, and I believe it’s important to be allowed to own a gun. That said, there are other things in my life that have more value. Would you go to prison instead of giving up a particular type of gun? Would you let your family be kicked out of your house when the mortgage defaults because all your money is going to your legal defense? Would you let your your children be teargassed, or your wife be beaten down to the ground? Until you can answer “yes” to all of those, don’t be an idiot and talk about revolution.

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  • [-8] June 6, 2016 at 11:14am

    Are you insane? You chose to read the article, and take the time to comment?! When was the last time a trans person came to your trailer door? No one is interested in recruiting you for this cause. You already are being left alone.

  • [-14] June 6, 2016 at 11:11am

    You do know that estrogen is not performance enhancing but testosterone is, right? The hormones she is taking IMPAIR her performance. Your comment is nonsensical.

  • [-1] June 5, 2016 at 8:11pm

    This is by far the stupidest pro-second amendment platform. No one who has seen the force of the US military could be stupid enough to believe that small arms would be adequate to derail a concentrated government effort to crush rebellion. Are you going to try to shoot at the drones, or maybe the hellfire missile that the drone sends your way. Get over yourselves. I’m a staunch 2A supporter, who owns many rifles (and two handguns). There are better ways to support the cause than vague threats of ant-government violence.

  • [25] June 2, 2016 at 10:09am

    As a conservative, nothing embarrasses me more than the comments to stories like this. So many of you come off as bumpkins who have never been outside your county. Haven’t any of you met deeply Christian people who have been born with this struggle? Of course you have! Unfortunately, you have created a climate where they don’t believe they can talk about their struggle without being judged by pitiful small people. Don’t forget your porn addiction, or whatever you struggle with is no better or worse than what this guy is going through.

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  • [-9] May 23, 2016 at 10:11am

    Spong Bob? Burt and Ernie? I suspect there is someone seeing gayness everywhere, but it isn’t your kids. You should just schedule a massage on Craig’s List and relax in the company of a strong-handed professional.

  • [21] May 21, 2016 at 12:22pm

    Monk-

    How can you say it is an anti-trump article if it’s true. That position reveals your childishness.

  • [14] May 21, 2016 at 12:20pm

    Dsind-

    You may follow a liar but don’t lie yourself. His campaign said that it was 4.5 million. Read the original WP article. The campaign said it wasn’t 4.5 million, and they will clarify the amount in the coming days.

    We won’t forget who supported this man. We won’t forget.

  • [14] May 19, 2016 at 12:40pm

    If you could clone yourself ten thousand times, you still wouldn’t have a fraction of the influence Facebook has. Hardly a child’s toy. It’s a fool’s mistake to underestimate the players on the board.

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  • [6] May 17, 2016 at 10:57am

    Do you imagine the girls would continue to undress in front of the boys? Perhaps you also think that slumber parties have an erotic element? High school is still high school. Trans kids have a tough road socially. I have seen this firsthand with my trans patients. In the age of Internet porn, no boy is going to label himself trans just so he can be shunned and avoided in the girls locker room. Stop thinking of it as an 80s movie, and really engage with the reality. For a boy to make a decision that will alienate him from both the boys AND the girls, he must genuinely be in great pain. He may still be confused, and he may be trying a solution that won’t ultimately work. Nonetheless, it’s very unlikely that he is motivated by the chance to peak at a girl in undies.

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  • [12] May 17, 2016 at 10:49am

    To be fair, I’m not sure many boys would self-identify as transgendered just to go in the girls locker room (where the girls would be taking steps to remain covered). Being openly trans is not exactly a good strategy for social success in high school. Also, we still have yet to see any of the bad things that people seem to be worried about. It’s a bit naive to image that sexual predators have ever been dissuaded from acting just because they weren’t supposed to be somewhere. In fact, there have been instances of men doing something sexually inappropriate or even violent in women’s rest rooms. However, the frequency of those things hasn’t increased because of these changes in law. Even in states where it has been changed for years. Some men do terrible things despite the law, not because of the law. It is exactly the same as criminals who commit gun crimes. Obviously, more laws on the gun won’t change their criminal intent.

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  • [1] May 16, 2016 at 10:15am

    Think about your position for a minute. Do you know any intolerant athiests? Do you know any tolerant Christians? Unless you’re a hermit, the answer to both questions is “Yes.” Intolerance is a human trait not a Christian trait. I’m not Christian, but I do see many in my practice. Without question, religious people are more proactive about bettering themselves. For example, religious people are more likely to seek my help earlier in their addictions. That isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, but it is a trend. Religious people seem to be more likely to battle their own shortcomings because they believe doing so is a moral imperative. That characteristic has great value, and is lacking from the philosophy of athiests. Again, these are trends not rules…

  • [5] May 16, 2016 at 10:05am

    Yup-

    There has been a solid body of research on this question, and religious people tend to be happier than atheists. However, the data shows that it doesn’t matter which religion a person holds – Christians aren’t happier than Muslims, for example. The data also shows that religious people are more resilient (they recover more quickly from emotional stressors).That doesn’t mean atheists are unhappy, or immoral. I believe that you are telling the truth and that you did raise a moral and happy family. It also doesn’t mean that God is the reason for their increased stability. In fact, it’s probably the act of believing that confers the benefit. That’s why the effect persists despite the variety of religion. If you take 5 minutes and go to Pubmed or google, you can verify all these results.

  • [19] May 15, 2016 at 11:39am

    No one being intellectually honest could assert that isn’t trump’s voice. C’mon…at some point you are going to have to get your head out of your a–!

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