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    Back in post #14...

    I think I missed it, can you link me to it please?[/QUOTE]

    Back in post #14 I wrote:
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    I've never seen or heard it used. Can you...

    They is here. People are already actively using it. I think it's a perfectly fine gender neutral pronoun. I've never confused the singluar vs plural usage in the "wild".[/QUOTE]

    I've never seen or...
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    How about the possibility of having neither. Or...

    Except that it IS impossible for a single individual to produce both ova and sperm. It IS impossible for a single individual to be both sexes, or to be a third sex. It IS impossible for a single...
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    Yeah I already did. Assuming we are going to keep...

    Can you make an argument for why a third category of pronouns is necessary?[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I already did. Assuming we are going to keep using "him" and "her", and based on my explanation for why I...
  5. Thread: Population

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    According to Worldometers ...

    According to Worldometers website the world population was increasing at a rate of 1.46% in 1994. In 2020 the rate had declined to 1.05% and the population was 7,794,798,739. The approximate yearly...
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    I'll accept that as true, since it's well beyond...

    I'm not sure it's impossible. Suffice it to say, that true hermaphroditism, where both types of sexual tissue are present, is quite rare. The successful production of both types of gametes has never...
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    Are you certain that there is no in-between or...

    Biological sex in humans is strictly binary. There is no in-between, and there is no third sex.

    Also, none of the people in the news expressing a non-binary social gender identity has a...
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    ^^^ That. Although I will acknowledge that since...

    ^^^ That. Although I will acknowledge that since biologically non-binary persons do actually exist that there's reason enough to come up with a workable solution. If someone simply wants to identify...
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    In my opinion the only correct way to use they is...

    I'm not going to do a search now, but throughout my posting history on this site, I have often used they/them as a general pronoun when not wishing to specify he/she him/her.

    For years before I...
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    If you're so confident about that give me an...

    We've heard and used "they" as the singular throughout our lives. ...[/quote]

    If you're so confident about that give me an example instead of just repeatedly asserting it.



    If I read...
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    I have no problem with the singular use of "they"...

    Why be sorry? Your opinions don't affect my feelings. If you disagree, you disagree.

    I'm not being hateful when I say this, but why are you telling non-binary people what they should do on this...
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    I made up a big batch of the cilantro-jalapeno...

    I made up a big batch of the cilantro-jalapeno salsa and was looking for other salsa recipes to try with steak, fish, and veg. Was watching a Milk Street tv episode about Vietnamese dishes so I tried...
  13. Slowly I turned. Step by step. :angry:

    Slowly I turned. Step by step. :angry:
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    The Panda has landed.

    The Panda has landed.
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    Yeah, I've never been very impressed with...

    Yeah, I've never been very impressed with Harris's communications skills. She's really not cut out as a politician.
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    Thinly veiled and adolescent sarcasm used to test...

    As I noted, he doesn't think we can alter the orbit of the planet or the moon, he is an idiot for thinking orbit shifts (not really happening) and the uptick in solar flares (not happening over the...
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    Yes, sometimes you have to flush twice before it...

    I think the Republicans are a bit too confident in their ability to spin things to their advantage.[/QUOTE]

    Well they do subscribe to the myth that the universe orbits Donald Trump.[/QUOTE]
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    I think the Republicans are a bit too confident...

    [/QUOTE]

    I think what he is saying climate change is caused by the large number of solar flares recently (that haven’t happened) and modifications to Earth’s orbit caused by the Moon (that...
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    Following up on the cilantro-based salsa. I...

    Following up on the cilantro-based salsa. I didn't want to cook tonight so I decided to go with sardines. Yeah, I've been avoiding them ever since I stocked up during a Costco sale last year. But the...
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    I've always suspected that Republicans apparent...

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    I've always suspected that Republicans apparent lack of any sense of humor was an impediment. I mean there are just no right-leaning late night TV shows or conservative comedians. This...
  21. Like when retired folks have reverse mortgages?...

    Like when retired folks have reverse mortgages? And in addition to local property tax increases? :rolleyes:
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    Adventures with beef steak.

    About a week ago I tried something that I saw on Steven Raichlen's "Primal Grill" called hay-smoking. He placed a handful of hay on a bed of coals in a grill. Then placed the steaks on a rack over a...
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    Remember the 1961 movie "El Cid" where Charlton...

    Trump is effectively the Godfather of the GOP. He isn't given that power up any time soon.[/QUOTE]

    Remember the 1961 movie "El Cid" where Charlton Heston drives the muslims out of Spain?

    ...
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    Trump didn't look so hot at the North Carolina...

    Trump didn't look so hot at the North Carolina GOP convention. I saw some of it and he really sounds drained. He didn't seem to be sick or less motivated. Just low energy. My guess is he'll be...
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    Here's my Climbing Hydrangea in bloom. Just plant...

    Here's my Climbing Hydrangea in bloom. Just plant a vine at the base of a large tree and check back in 30 years. :)

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