User Profile: EgoLacuna

EgoLacuna

Member Since: January 23, 2013

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  • April 29, 2016 at 12:39pm

    MBA -

    I suspect you are someone who very rarely practices with their firearm. Those who talk loudest know least…

  • [1] April 27, 2016 at 12:59pm

    LOL…Libslayer. That was funny.

  • April 27, 2016 at 11:20am

    Unome-

    When trump loses 48 states, I hope you will have the balls to come back here and apologize to us. I’m not holding my breath.

    Remember, it won’t be because people sat-out. It will be because people like you got duped and supported an unelectable politician. You and your buddies will carry the shame alone…

  • [70] April 27, 2016 at 11:17am

    There won’t be any violence if Clinton wins. I don’t remember the last time young republicans rioted. I guess it was probably around 1776.

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  • April 27, 2016 at 11:15am

    Is that really true? It seems believable, but do you have a source?

    Please don’t confuse me with a trump supporter…

  • [1] April 27, 2016 at 11:11am

    If you really think the data is flawed, say why. Where is the flaw? In the methods, results, or discussion?Only a fool would point to peer-reviewed data and say it’s innaccurate without having some kind of evidence to back it up. That’s the beauty of the peer review process – it keeps the data as clean as possible. Also, please remember that scientists tend to not be activists. Activists misuse scientific data all the time. The scientists themselves are usually much too deep in the data to be trying to make a point with the results. Don’t confuse the science with the misuse of science by people who have an agenda.

  • April 27, 2016 at 11:06am

    Infidel-

    How can you say the science is BS?! Have you ever done research, or spoken with a scientist? I know some of the authors of this research rather well. These aren’t political people…they are deeply engaged with the data. They aren’t trying to make a point. Here is a lesson on how the process works: I conduct research, and write a paper. It is exceptionally rare to ever be the single lab looking at a question, so right from the beginning, there is intense competition. After I write that paper, I try to get it published. It gets sent to three or four reviewers (for each journal) who are scientists looking at similar questions. Those reviewers viciously attack the data because they are protecting the reputation of the journal, and because of the competitive nature of the process. If a scientist was fudging the data in order to make a point, the reviewers would be salivating to point out the errors. After the review, they send back comments, and the paper gets changed and resubmitted. It’s reviewed again, and then (hopefully) published. Once it’s been published, every other scientist looking at similar questions will try to discredit the data because they want their results it be preeminent. This happens at conferences, and in print. Competition is always present. NOBODY colludes to let shoddy data stand unchallenged. Occasionally, the process does break down, but it’s very rare. When a result has been shown across several papers, you can be sure the data is clean.

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  • April 27, 2016 at 10:39am

    Go on utopia…get into the weeds. Although, I think you are misunderstanding the science. The research you cited is very clear evidence that transgenderism is easily understood in neurological terms. Because there isn’t a clear male/female phenotype, it doesn’t take much variation in environment and exposure to produce the subjective experience of being the other sex. In other words, just having a penis isn’t enough to give someone a “sense of maleness.” Our brains are generally oriented right down the middle when it comes to gender, and it doesn’t take much to shift a person’s perspective on their gender. For example, in utero exposure to estrogen, or lack of adequate androgenizing exposure can both produce a person who senses their sex as being incongruous with their body. As a clinician, I can attest that transgenderism is rare, but it is real. Even very young children from conservative, Christian homes sometimes are transgender.

  • [9] April 27, 2016 at 10:08am

    Sapper-

    If you were to see me, you would probably also think I’m “metrosexual” because I care about the clothes I wear and the way I present myself in public. I was raised believing that was part of being a real man – taking the time to present myself in a way that shows respect for the people around me. However, you would be very wrong if you assumed that I wasn’t armed.

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  • [-9] April 27, 2016 at 10:05am

    Why would that matter for this story? Do you want to make sure the same guy doesn’t come to your house?

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  • [15] April 25, 2016 at 9:26am

    Why can’t you trump supporters EVER say something substantive?! WHY? WHY? WHY? Did you all have a stroke in the same part of your brain?

  • [17] April 20, 2016 at 10:31am

    Blest and Flea-

    I have dedicated my life to treating people with addiction. It’s difficult to express how wrong both of you are. Addiction is a physiological disease. If I thought you would understand, I could show you hundreds of brain imaging studies which establish that fact. A great number of my patients are deeply faithful people. They are just as, or more involved in their faith than you are. Sin is not a helpful concept in the treatment of addiction. Neither is “just don’t do it.” I have seen many a grown man weep because they know what’s going to happen next despite every part of their being wanting it to stop. People in active addiction who are trying to begin recovery DO NOT want to continue with their addiction. It’s killing them, and they know it. If willpower was enough to stop addictive behavior, I wouldn’t have a practice.

    It’s frustrating that people like you continue to heap shame on people suffering with addiction. I pray it doesn’t touch your life.

  • April 19, 2016 at 11:52am

    The blaze blurred the other letters. Although, I agree the font looks different, I very much doubt he did it himself. Whole Foods is a very strong and supportive member of the LGBTQ community. Perhaps there was a chain of custody break down.

  • [24] April 19, 2016 at 9:07am

    Exactly! Somehow it seems unlikely that this would make it to God’s top ten moral problems list. In fact, he probably is a boob man.

  • [1] April 18, 2016 at 10:30am

    Zipit-

    If you really believe that deductions are “loopholes,” than you deserve every cent you overpay in taxes.

  • [1] April 18, 2016 at 10:29am

    Not true. He will be very wealthy once the restrictions of the presidency are behind him. For now, he has to follow all the same rules as any other government employee. He isn’t making any secret or illegal money.

  • [9] April 18, 2016 at 10:21am

    Enzo is sadly correct. If we stop hating each other for a moment (which is hard to do because trump is so terrible), it’s easy to see that the general is unwinnable for us. The party is polarized. The trump supports play the victim role so well they would never vote for a different candidate. It’s all so so sad.

    BTW trump supporters….you forfeit the right to comment on people pretending to be victims. You are now using the main strategy used by liberals. If you don’t like the rules, complain and accuse until they get changed. You are them now.

  • [3] April 17, 2016 at 1:24pm

    Great work Spanky. Please try not to continue the stereotype that conservatives are idiots. You are stupid, fine. That doesn’t mean we all are.

  • [-1] April 17, 2016 at 1:21pm

    Marque-
    Both sides have their “pet issues,” that’s for sure. However, it’s disingenuous to suggest that “baker type stories” are only run occasionally on other sites. The Huffington Post (the liberal analogue to The Blaze) has a standing section dedicated to LGBT issues. As they should, it’s a topic their readers want prominently featured. Your comment isn’t true. We could even compare the two sites today, and observe that there are many more LGBT articles at HT than here. Check out their Que-r Voices section. Try being honest in your posts…that will make them much more compelling.

  • [5] April 17, 2016 at 11:02am

    Libertarian-

    In some sense, he is right. When was the last news story you heard about the Paris attacks? In contrast, those bakers have become a meme associated with perceived Christian narrow mindedness. That theme is constantly reiterated in the media. Granted, the Paris attack was a finite event, and LGBT issues are ongoing. However, I think the media has created a situation where most young people would use the bakers to illustrate a violation of human rights, and don’t realize that being murdered is a much more profound violation.

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