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  1. Tuned in for a couple of possessions. Fist pumped on that missed FG. Turning the game off after that fake punt. Defense was stepping up. Offense starting to come around. And that's what you do? I don't mind a coach being aggressive in games where you're not favored to win, but maybe come up with something that has a chance of working.
  2. Okay, we're definitely not talking about the same things. I'll clarify: you brought up data about a growing number of people who are LGBTQ, and I responded about whether it matters. Does that growing number have a negative effect on society? Aaand now you're moving on to a completely different topic: early transitions. I don't really think I know enough about early transitions to make up my mind. If mistakes happen what is reversable and what isn't? What are the chances that a mistake could occur? How much does quality of life improve after such a transition (hey maybe this is related to your question about why they would like the transition done early)? Does an early transition open up options like fairly participating in sports competitions where a late transition is now imo a fairly gray area? A lot of this is already mentioned in this thread, but I haven't seen enough actual sources to go either way on it. Oh and as a cis straight male, I'd certainly prefer to be called he/him and be very confused otherwise. If someone were to purposefully to try to push a different pronoun, I'd probably be offended? This is a pretty straightforward topic for me (note I do understand other people have differing points of view on the issue). If someone wishes to be called a pronoun different from what I perceive, I'll make an attempt to change what I say and they shouldn't be offended if I make a mistake. Requirements are silly, and intent matters.
  3. I didn't find any sources I'd call highly trusted with a brief google, but the only result stating that it is *not* reversible is a site referencing the UK NHS page that now basically says the physical effects should be reversible though the psychological effects are unknown.
  4. It's not though. Gender and sexuality are differing axis. LGBTQ covers all cases where gender or sexuality differ from cis gendered straight, but just because someone is LGBTQ, it doesn't mean that they don't identify as their cis gender. It's kind of like the all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares issue. Maybe you didn't mean to, but you made a claim about squares and then posted data about rectangles. If you want a frank conversation (not sure why I'm doing this in the Smack Talk forum) I'm pretty surprised that 20% of Gen Z adults identify as LGBTQ. That seems out of sync with what my intuition suggests would be natural. The question is...does it matter? The rates of these things doubled a few times, but its growth will obviously stop at some point. Social pressures/fads fade over time and trends will go back to normal, and people are being trained to panic about an issue that's isn't going to matter in the long run. Also, outside of a religous argument, is there a reason to view it as a negative in the first place?
  5. Either Homer didn't catch it (no idea how he didn't) or he didn't bother to deal with it, but... 1) You made a claim for people who "identifies as something other gender than just male and female". You then post a link for people identifying as LGBTQ. That's not the same group. If 'we're looking at children who experience gender dysphoria (which is a larger group than "not male or female" as you typed but we'll assume that's what you meant), the only data I've found shows about 1.4% of children ages 13-17 identify as transgender. 2) It looks like you added up percentages of two populations of people to claim what would be the true of the combination of the two groups to get your 30%. That's not how that math works. If 50% of group A likes apples, and 50% of group B likes apples, how many of those in group A and B like apples? It's not 100%... 3) Just because you have two points of data doesn't mean you can easily extrapolate where it goes afterwards. You really think it's going to keep doubling every 9 years or every generation?
  6. I haven't agreed with most of the posts from that twitter handle, but that one was so free. I thought the pass was catchable, but difficult. Taking the 50% (or worse) option when there was an 100% one is something we have to correct to hang with the better teams.
  7. I've never seen a facemask call on the ball carrier. What's supposed to happen when the ball carrier pulls someone else down by the facemask?
  8. Alberta, CA, has over 10% of its power coming from wind and they're looking to expand on it heavily in the next 4 years. The fact that Texas failed to winterize their wind farms doesn't mean it's not possible. It's a failure of execution and planning like many have said before in this thread, not the technology. If Texas expands usage of wind but fails to continues to account for freezing conditions, then yeah, expect things to be worse. But hopefully, whoever's making that decision actually has a brain.
  9. If you were trying to claim that this impeachment trial is the thing that's going to destroy America, then you should also be able to tell me what accomplishment Trump actually had which caused the Democrats to pursue impeachment. You posted a conclusion, and I'm asking how you got there.
  10. What are the Democrats doing that will destroy the country in order to defeat Trump? What was the accomplishment they were trying to undo?
  11. Ten investigations were launched for the Benghazi attack, yielding nothing. You're not going to win an argument that one side blows things out of proportion more than the other. On this particular topic, it's been brought up on this board before, but if Biden 1)lost the election 2)spent the month after it calling the election a fraud, 3)holds an ANTIFA rally on Jan. 6, and 4)sends the crowd to the Capitol, any violence that happens there would be a result of his actions, and he should be held responsible.
  12. Nice post. Well thought out and adds much to the discussion.
  13. I feel like it's pretty obvious that the people who stormed the Capitol building heard something also.
  14. I think it's a mistake to solely focus on the speech from that morning. Trump's diehard fans have just spent the last month being told that their election was stolen from them. To those people, evil was about to retake the entire government. The answer of the question of "why can't they just protest peacefully?" works for both BLM and Trump's people on Wednesday. Both groups felt that the normal peaceful mechanisms set up in our country have let them down, so the only logical next step is to take matters into their own hands. I can't argue legality to the issue since I'm pretty ignorant about that, but at this point I think it's very easy to predict that there would be violence after Trump sent them over there to "show strength". There's also that bit where Giuliani called for trial by combat... (Making sure to note that I'm not equivocating the two groups, just reasoning why violence took place in both cases)
  15. I think social media amplifies the negative effects of cancel culture. People might shrug off some sort of drama in the past, but it's much less likely to happen when their entire circle is talking about it. Personally, though, it's really hard to take it seriously when I only hear people complain about it when someone does something bad. Say awful things in speeches, get removed from future bookings. Masturbate in front of women when there's a clear power dynamic issue, lose your shows. Wear black face 10 years ago, lose a job opportunity today. Actions have consequences, and the people who own up to their past are able to bounce back.
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