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Yeah… I’m just gonna leave it there because a self own of that magnitude has to stay visible.
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The U.S was founded on slavery and exploitation of humans to develop industry.
The laws had to be changed, you had to fight a war over this, my dude. What are you even saying?
Honestly, this is silly. I’m done here. Have a great day.
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But they are not *choosing* anything.
These things are medical procedures meant to give people time. What you describe is exactly the opposite of what these things are meant to achieve.
Nobody is settling for a single thing.
Did puberty reinforce you feeling like a dude? Not to me because I never feel like anything other than a dude — chances are you are like me. BUT, to many, puberty reinforced their feeling that their bodies were wrong and that they were better off freaking dead because they couldn’t turn back the clock — you, my dude, are gonna be fine, and I am gonna be fine. But ppl that seem potentially headed towards feeling like hot garbage won’t — so the humane thing is to is give them time.
That's just naive.
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You are making a fine job at misrepresenting the issue.
Nobody is getting sliced and diced at 7. Also, hormone blockers do not stop puberty but delay it. If the kid later comes to the conclusion that "HEY! IT WAS JUST A PHASE!" Then they go a different route and treatment. They get the time they sorely need to figure their own shit out.
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Rights reflect the population.
In terms of the social contract of the time, and the one standing for all of that is the government, not the individual.
Case in point: not that long ago, people thought taking away their slaves was tyranny, or forcing their children to integrate with black children at school was tyranny… today, some people still think that having to approve the marriage licences of gay ppl is also tyranny. They thought and think it goes against their god given rights.
Nazis thinking they have a right to spread their hateful, genocide-friendly propaganda also think denying them that is also against their rights and, also, constitutes tyranny.
The seed of tyranny doesn’t get planted at banning nazis and similar fucking stupid movements, but exactly the opposite way: by letting them express themselves.
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Well, he is.
What he does isn’t even that hard: take somebody, anybody, give him/her a primetime slot and have him read producers notes the way smith does it — making strong statements, raising his voice, showing visible outrage, and adding one contrarian point every now and then. There is nothing close to mildly significant or interesting to what he does because, by definition, his job is to fill air time and draw generic reactions, and bless him for it because he’s good at that, but it doesn’t make anything he does meaningful.
Look to countless ridiculous political news channels to see a version of what he does, delivered following the same procedure. He’s a talking head and nothing more.
Ain’t bad, just meaningless.
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I guess it truly is a sign that MMA is going mainstream when we finally get into discussing mundane minutiae about what meaningless personality said what, when, and how.
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Thankfully for Chiesa, MMA isn't about deserving at all.
It can be healthy for a civilian life, but for a lasting MMA career? Most likely not.
She has a fight left, three tops imo.
This is one of the many reasons why MMA corners suck.
When you are a good boy in the speech club, you get a free speech. That way you don't have to write your own speech when your turn is up and you have to speak.
Yeah. That sounds about right.
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"Male" and "Man" are not the same, fyi.
Or at least not in a society that tries to advance in terms of welfare and representation so that more and more people can be happy.
Well, yeah. Costa is defending his feud.
Either way, right now, his best case scenario is for Yoel to win since that means he retains his instant title shot. If Izzy wins, somehow spectacularly, it could spell disaster bc he isn’t likely to wait for him.
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But their relationship was certainly more strained that we can tell from outside. Who knows what even went on between them.
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Well, yes. But he's the one that got injured.
Sucks to be him but the conveyor belt has to keep moving, ideally at least. Unless Costa goes full Conor, he won’t be anywhere close to make it stop to suit his interests.