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The Lounge Stop that Chat, I want to get on ... Jun 26 2015
13:57 (UTC)
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*grabs pile of shot blocks builds castle.*  

 

The Lounge Stop that Chat, I want to get on ... Jun 26 2015
13:54 (UTC)
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Morning all from Victoria, BC.  We start our cruise up the coast today.  Dh is tired of hopping place to place and living out of a suitase.

The Lounge Got a long list of ex-Chaters, they'll tell you I'm insane Jun 25 2015
14:25 (UTC)
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Morning all from Vancouver.  Good to hear about Pav, and all the best to you too Shep.  We are heading to Victoria today and that special Butchart Gardens

Travelling on a tour has been an experience.  :)

Be safe peeps,feel better Pav.

'Later

*shuffles out dragging suitcase,carryon and satchel with four beers, scotch,wine and vermouth.*

The Lounge I'll be working my way back to you Chat Jun 24 2015
13:00 (UTC)
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We are in Sun Peaks, BC.  Still on our tour.  The special train trip was cancelled so everyone is pissed.  6am here.

The Lounge I'll be working my way back to you Chat Jun 24 2015
12:57 (UTC)
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(((Pav)))

The Lounge Rockie Mountain chat, Colorado Jun 22 2015
12:16 (UTC)
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I have to fetch breakfast.. we have an early trip today to some glaciers or something..

Be safe peeps.

'Later!

*shuffles out bundled up in winter clothes, camera hung in front*

The Lounge Rockie Mountain chat, Colorado Jun 22 2015
12:13 (UTC)
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Dh and I took one look at these ginourmous mountains and we both said, "know we know why they are called the Rockies".   Never seen such huge huge peaks, and they had some fresh snow.  :)

The Lounge Rockie Mountain chat, Colorado Jun 22 2015
12:12 (UTC)
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Original Post by supergirl77:

It's 73 and headed up to 86 in my neck of the woods.

I've only seen the rockies from Colorado and Utah. My only experience of Canada is Toronto.

 

Morning!

Calgary was lovely.   We were right downtown and you could walk all over.. plus the Army reserves were repelling off the Calgary tower.

The Lounge Rockie Mountain chat, Colorado Jun 22 2015
12:10 (UTC)
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We have been busy traveling.  It is fun, but it can be a bit tiring.  Saturday I actually spied Runie in Calgary.  I have a pic but it may take some time before I can up load.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

*leaves Beaver tail with cinnamon and sugar*  You gotta try this.

*waves from Banff Springs Hotel*

 

The Lounge I can't get no, CHATisfaction. Jun 19 2015
20:24 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

Good luck to you Pavvy. I'm praying for you.

From me too.    ((((Pav)))

The Lounge I can't get no, CHATisfaction. Jun 19 2015
20:24 (UTC)
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Dh and I have made it to Calgary.  :) x 1000.

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
23:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Those are not recognized diagnoses.

That can change..

The Lounge And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's? She said I think I remember the Chat Jun 17 2015
22:51 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

Yeah. My reward for a job well done on a nasty assignment is more of the same genre. I just got out of one and they transferred another one already in progress to me. Talk about wading into muck.

Give it to Mikey, he'll eat any thing.

If you can't beat them, just pile things on until they break.

I read the journal.. Suckage!   I worked 25 years and had 0 good bosses.  Seriously.

I bet you are a good boss...  :)

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
21:58 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

If a trans woman was the head of a group associated with women's rights, would we feel that she would be required to state publicly (or on her job application) that she had been born male? Or would we feel that it's her right not to share anything she doesn't want to?

Of it would be their right to not share their background.  But if, say, during an interview or talking with co-workers they describe their experience of being told they couldn't be an astronaut because they were a girl, then I don't it can be considered confidential or irrelevant anymore.

And I gave examples of the lies that Dolezal has told regarding her childhood earlier in the thread.  More recently, she's apparently claiming that there's "no biological proof" that she's related to her white parents.  Which is probably true - most parents don't have DNA testing results at the ready.

ETA: And I did not mean to imply that you were bring Jenner into it.  I just wanted to draw the distinction between the two.

I guess I want to be careful going to far into "she's a lying liar who lies" because I think many would claim that trans people are lying about who they are too - or have a personality disorder, or similar things that we'd get mad about.

I'm not comfortable drawing the line, or telling people how "honest" they have to be, or when, or to whom.  If a trans person were asked during an interview what gender they were, I don't think many of us would bat an eye if they answered that they were their professed gender, and I think that we would be giving a very big side-eye to parents who outed their child as not being born the gender that they claim to be.

If she claimed that she grew up in a teepee, and she didn't, then yeah, she's a lying liar who lies about that. But who am I to say she doesn't truly and inately feel that she is black?  If she refers to a black man as her father, perhaps she feels that he is more of a father figure than her biological father was.  I don't know if her parents beat her, but if they had adopted several black children, maybe they did receive racist hate mail.

Trans people do have a disorder, and generally have to be diagnosed with one to go through gender reassignment surgery.

Racial Identity Disorder, Racial Dysphoria, Ethnic Identity Disorder.. so they are all suffering from a psychological issue? 

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
21:36 (UTC)
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Now that I think about it, the term blankety blank American should be reserved for immigrants.. I have a friend born in Ireland,  he is Irish American.  My grandparents may have been Norwegian or Swedish Americans.  I consider myself as "of Scandinavian descent"

and the term American is not the best term for a citizen of the USA... I mean America covers pretty much of the western hemisphere.. At least Canada can have Canadians.  That is a great term, and they are lucky for it.  United States of American sounds odd.

I always felt bad about claiming to be American, because it is like you are ignoring all those other countries.

We just don't have a clear concise term that is easy to say.  So an African American should be an immigrant from Africa.  That makes sense. 

Potus is a US citizen of African Descent (Kenya), as well as English, with some German, Swiss, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry.  It seems like it is a great fit for a president.  This is an ancestry that covers a lot of ground.

 

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
21:11 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

So, when somebody's feelings are dramatically out of line with reality, at what point to we ask whether that person is actually delusional?  Only if it doesn't have to do with race?

Well you can apparently make adjustments for gender.  Pills, surgery and stuff like that.  But a social construct should be even more flexible.  But it isn't.  Not really.

The Lounge And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's? She said I think I remember the Chat Jun 17 2015
21:02 (UTC)
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UOK?

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
21:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

See. This is another reason why I'm pissed at her. Because now POTUS isn't really black, and FLOTUS just isn't black enough.

Jesus Croque Monsieur Christ.

 

You are exactly right. POTUS is African American, not black.  IMO.   He could have done so much.. but he has spent too much time with Al Sharpton.

Josh Blue is also African American.  At least he is funny, sometimes.

 

 

The Lounge And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's? She said I think I remember the Chat Jun 17 2015
20:44 (UTC)
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Original Post by fiestyphoenix:

WOO, I made a pretty spreadsheet!

I folded sheets this morning.

The Lounge And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's? She said I think I remember the Chat Jun 17 2015
20:43 (UTC)
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I haz been around on my kindle instead of napping.  Too much excitement.  The only sad part is bringing my sweet dog to a kennel.  It is a nice one, but still :/

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