1st: I have reached a ripe old age (well past getting Social Security) and the information I’ve seen indicates no difference in longevity. I probably won’t live forever, but I seem to be healthy enough to do mountain hiking and fairly long runs.
2nd: I am concerned about the young age thing. I knew what I wanted as early as I can recall (maybe 4 years old). It was a little tough to bring it to reality: No one had done it before. By the time I was in my early 20s, I discovered how to do it (not available in America at the time), I had sufficient savings, and I took the plunge–and never looked back, or wanted to. Sooner would have been better, but it wasn’t possible at the time.
3rd. For a question not asked, but critical: does it work? The desire is to be and to be accepted as a member of the sex one is not physically born into. For some, that is impossible. For me everything went well (not perfectly). I’ve had an amazing and lucrative career and, as mentioned, I am one of you.
Trash us only as you would trash yourself. This wasn’t for fun or trivial. It was and is real.
January 23, 2013 at 6:48pm
I’m glad to hear you folks are nicely negative. Settle back; enjoy yourself. We are among you. Some of us are you.
Tough luck for you–we are (most of us) conservatives. Funny thing about that–we believe in American (libertarian–not Republican) values.
Separate us out and your minority gets smaller still.
Nice of you to join us. My wife works for an Endocrinologist. Even when an adult goes through sex change or hormone regimens to change their physiology, it wreaks havoc on their bodies. They do not live long lives. To mess around with a childs hormones in such a manner during development will likely cause severe repercussions before they reach the halfway point of their lifespan. So jerking around a kids body like this is exactly akin to delayed murder. Good luck with your rationalization. And you are not me, by a long shot.
Its OK. We want everyone.
I wanted to attack your post but I feel that would be rude since I don't know more about your opinion on the subject.
My thing is the young age. Walters was interviewing him since he was 6. You didn't seem concerned with that which is what bothered me with your post.
So, instead of attacking, maybe I can ask you how you feel about such a young age?
Well, since you'd like more info, it's like this:
1st: I have reached a ripe old age (well past getting Social Security) and the information I've seen indicates no difference in longevity. I probably won't live forever, but I seem to be healthy enough to do mountain hiking and fairly long runs.
2nd: I am concerned about the young age thing. I knew what I wanted as early as I can recall (maybe 4 years old). It was a little tough to bring it to reality: No one had done it before. By the time I was in my early 20s, I discovered how to do it (not available in America at the time), I had sufficient savings, and I took the plunge--and never looked back, or wanted to. Sooner would have been better, but it wasn't possible at the time.
3rd. For a question not asked, but critical: does it work? The desire is to be and to be accepted as a member of the sex one is not physically born into. For some, that is impossible. For me everything went well (not perfectly). I've had an amazing and lucrative career and, as mentioned, I am one of you.
Trash us only as you would trash yourself. This wasn't for fun or trivial. It was and is real.
July 30, 2012 at 7:52pm
Warren is dangerous for the nation. But…listen carefully now, kids:
I’ve just returned from several weeks in China. There is a lot wrong and the communist system appears gradually to be warping into a more favorable capitalism. Barack should take a few pointers, as the US economy (as it formerly was) has obviously taught the Chinese a lot. Basically, China and the US are swapping positions in almost every way imaginable.
They aren’t there yet. Their signature cities (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong) in their centers surpass your wildest capitalist dreams. But most have been built swiftly in just 30 years or so and their infrastructure has some obvious shortcomings. Still, incomes of the educated in those cities are higher than the US average and in some occupations higher than any comparison here.
Growth is slowing…how about 7%? Housing inflation is receding. It may stop; they can easily make a mistake.
The government allows dissent; it doesn’t want it to fester, but it is allowed. Newspapers report problems, so long as the Party central is OK. Central planning still exists, but it is increasingly in the background. Income tax is straightforward and less “progressive” than in the US. All property is private other than land (long-term lease).
Those in the countryside, away from the cities, without education are still not doing well.
But 30 more years and the US will swap spots with China. It is time we became capitalist
July 12, 2012 at 3:58pm
Good for Harry,
I didn’t know he had an ounce of patriotism in him (I know him personally).
As for the “slave labor” in China–same as the “slave labor” in our prisons. Are you going to turn in your license plate?
But this can all be made in the US, and since they are representing the US, it should be made here.
And so should Obama’s campaign bus.
July 1, 2012 at 7:55pm
Good catch. My partner was a buddy of Hubbard in WWII. He said one day Ron told him that the way to get rich and avoid taxes was to invent a religion. So he did. And of course he was anointed with lots of cash.
PS–the initial books are crappy (yes, I did go through the introduction–that was when they told me to start giving them some big money to find out the real mysteries. I already knew them–tax shelter.
April 26, 2012 at 8:18pm
As a retired psychologist and now an artist I have always wondered about these things. We (our studio) sell beauty. We hope that others have the same reaction that we do.
But sometimes we see “artists” selling violence, stupidity, war and cacophony. Some use blood and rotted animal parts. Perhaps they are portraying something, but it is something that appeals to a disturbed mind.
Those in New York might want to make a trip to former Governor Rockefeller’s art presented (at least in the past) in the “Egg” in Albany. I can barely tolerate being in the room. Clearly Nelson Rockefeller was on the edge of insanity, but unfortunately had the money to indulge his fantasy–and to flatter the “artists” of depression and horror.
April 26, 2012 at 8:11pm
Nein is no–don’t kill the cute little thing.
“Ja” means I am very stupid and have a blood lust just for the hell of it. I also toss puppies from car windows.
March 20, 2012 at 8:04pm
Awww. I want to do that! Much jealousy.
Thanks for showing it!
January 28, 2012 at 11:55am
Hey folks, like it or not:
Gingrich actually did a lot of great things while in the House.
Yes, he was royally peed on toward the end.
Now let’s get it straight: people hate change, particularly when they don’t control it. Who are the people upset with Gingrich’s candidacy?–the ones in charge. What will he do?– force them to bring down the crap that government is doing
What will that mean? A lot of politicians–particularly the big name ones (including Republicans) will be dumped. A lot of the DC workforce will need to find useful employment. A lot of big firms doing gov’t work will need to find other markets.
They will fight. They LOVE Obama, and they trust that a fine calm humanitarian man like Romney will not upset the apple cart. He might, but he probably won’t.
Gingrich will. He is guaranteed to piss off the establishment. We will all hate some of the ways he will do it. But the overall result will be smaller, less intrusive government.
Don’t shoot Palin. She recognizes a Rogue when she sees one. In this case, she is also recognizing someone who has been an amazing force SINCE leaving government. I’ve been on his mailing list for a decade and have seen an enormous number of fine ideas floated for downsizing government and getting control of it. I’ve seen a few crappy ones.
If you are better, this is your chance to run.
Otherwise listen to Palin–and think honestly about Gingrich. Don’t try to reinvent history.
" I’ve seen a few crappy ones."
What??? Are you trying to tell me Newt is not perfect? Well heck, I guess I'll have to keep searching for somebody who is perfect.
To get serious now, you make some excellent points and we'd better stop acting like spoiled children before we lose our country.
The problem is We’re still splitting the Conservative Vote
Mr. 23% Wins if Santorum an Newt split the vote.
Ron Paul gets maybe 15%
Romney gets 35%
Santorum gets 20%
That only leaves 30% Newt gets those
Romney WINS Florida an goes on to Win the Nomination.
He picks Chris Christie as VP (2 Northeast Liberals)
WOW this is looking like a Winning Team (NOT)
I will vote for Romney but I will not SUPPORT HIM.
No Money No Yard Sign No Bumper Sticker.
I Supported Sarah Palin 100% last time (Still Do)
I don’t support Chris Christie at ALL
The only thing He’s done is stood up to the teachers union.
If Romney wins Florida
The Establishment Republicans Win
The Main Stream Media Wins
Nancy Pelosi and the democrats Win
An unfortunately I think Obama Wins.
Because Romney Doesn’t have the Fire in the Belly
to take on Obama.(with 1 $ Billion in Attack Adds)
September 4, 2011 at 11:50am
That’s all I need to know.
That nation that cannot be bothered to defend its borders, and that discriminates against its own citizens in favor of (let it be said: ) illegal foreigners has ceased to be a unique culture and has given up its role in history.
We in Arizona like Mexico and Mexicans. Other than those coming here legally, we like them in Mexico. We have lost jobs, but we have lost them because many of the illegals have left the state.
They have also left drop houses, dope, guns, violence and trash at our doors. We feel sorry for the citizens of Nogales, Sonora…but their problems should not be ours.
So long Gov. Perry. Don’t bother asking for my vote.
January 9, 2011 at 9:01pm
The interesting thing about Dupnik is that he is also exceptionally sympathetic to illegals and operated Pima County as a sanctuary zone. So far as we can tell (I live here–I didn’t vote for him), he would be quite happy to open the border.
Presumably he feels that a functioning American society is not as important as a wide-open anything goes liberal world-society…and anyone else is a terrorist. Then count me as (a peaceable and pissed-off) one.
A good book to read - with regards to immigration (both legal and illegal) would be Patrick Buchanon's 'State of Emergency'.
Anyone can see that the demonstrations in LA and elsewhere in the US Southwest, promoted by groups like La Raza, will result in Hispanics acting as Mexicans, not Americans.
Look at Miami and the Cuban's for example.All the evidence shows that when you let too many immigrants come to the USA at one time, they will not assimilate to our culture or laws but, rather, form enclaves and remain as foreigners, clinging to their former country's belief's and traditions.
Don't listen to the One-Worlder's. People are different. Some have customs/belief's not so much compatable with the belief system which formed our country/type of government. That is not to say some of those people cannot assimilate here, but continuing to allow illegals to flood our border at these levels will result in the Southwest becoming Mexican, with allegiance to Mexico. It is already happening.