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Re: “Before you, he had sex with his ex. Get over it.

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Posted by Jillian Fink on 07/14/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Robert I ant attacking anyone but the whining. Gets old now WHAT Rules his, yours, some out there unspokenrule that you expect every tourist and and there brother to know. Wheres these rules posted. Bottom line you guys wanted it opened to the public YOU got what you wanted live with it or dont just quit gripping about getting what you wanted.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/14/2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Leave your stinkin' drone at home

not like a photographer, click click click click disrupting the peace and quite of the forest constantly harassing wildlife with their incessant clicking.

drones used responsibly are no more annoying then a conversation between hikers, the sound of an approaching hiker, or a photographer taking picture after picture.

and chasing birds off. in most cases, i've seen raptors interested in drones, as are smaller birds. a responsible drone user won't harass wildlife or people. just enjoy using their camera that just happens to fly.

Posted by Joshua Hiebert on 07/13/2017 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

The fact that you put your time down means that you are showing off so actually the more people that's there is good because you can show off more.

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Posted by jack hall on 07/13/2017 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Great example of the ideology that's prevailed recently: "A few inconsiderate people caused me to have a bad time, so we need to change the rules for everyone."
There's nothing inherently dangerous about descending the Incline. People should stay in control and yield to uphill hikers. Yes, there are a few morons who don't follow these basic principles. There's also a few morons in every other [less strenuous] walk of life. Hold these individuals accountable instead of ordering change for the masses.
Also understand that the Incline is a popular, public hike. If you're an enthusiast and are going to have a problem with people getting in your way while crushing it in 24 minutes (nice work), here's a pro tip: maybe don't do the Incline on one of the busiest days of the year.
Look, I get frustrated by the amount of people on the Incline and the lack of respect/etiquette of some, too. My solution: I typically only do it during non-peak times. Otherwise, I put up with it and don't complain, or hike something else.

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Posted by Brian C on 07/13/2017 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

The rules recommend going down Barr Trails for safety. There's no rule that says you can't go back down the Incline. Of course common hiking courtesy is that uphill traffic has right of way and those going down shouldn't endanger those going up. It's wide enough that there shouldn't be an issue if people stay to the right.

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Posted by Rob Lucas on 07/13/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Rocky,
Going down is supposed to to be against the rules, right? Why are you attacking the guy that follows the rules?

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Posted by Robert Patrick on 07/13/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Making lasting memories after life

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Posted by Jack Tichener on 07/13/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Hmmm maybe you should have been looking up instead of watching your feet hit every plank as you run. Its funny for years all we heard was open the Incline to the public. Now it is and everybody is gripping about the public using it. Well folks Public allows all to use it. Im willing to bet theres as many hikers and dog walkers that think your running is just as dangerous as you think they are. Get over it if you want a trail to go down roll up your sleaves open your wallet and get to work. It was not opened for just you to use.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/13/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Navigating the intersection of queerness and Christianity

My life journey took me through a period of devoted Christianity, but later after deep questioning, I began researching. Bravo the internet! I learned about near-death experiencers, and moved into research into psychiatrists and psychologists who had written about people who reached soul level through hypnosis . The point I want to eventually make is this: The more mature a soul is, the LESS IT IS MALE OR FEMALE - IT IS BOTH!! As are angels. Regardless if you believe in reincarnation or not, it is true, and YOUR SOUL moves from body to body to body during it's maturing process changing from male to female and back again. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH SEX YOU ARE!!! What matters is the maturing love in your soul. Humanity is going through an evolution right now - even though that's hard to see - and that's why so so so many people are gender confused. They are mature, loving souls! How's THAT for new information about gay folks!!!

Posted by Barbara Fuller St Clair on 07/13/2017 at 7:41 AM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

I read where one person here states that the high suicide rate for transsexuals is overly inflated and its because they are struggling to express themselves, but these high numbers are coming from post operative research where the people no longer have to struggle to "be themselves" Then the person goes onto say they were in the military, had PTSD went to the best clinic and "it still did not help" This is the kind of example that proves out beyond a doubt that the military is not ready for transsexuals, nor TS are ready for the military. There are just too many questions, and the military since the military is not serving those personnel in uniform presently, it is just not able to expand its mission at this time. As for a need for a culture shift. When it boils down to i, all armies are in place to do one thing. Kill other people. They are not social clubs they are not secret societies with fun handshakes, they are in place to defend our families and societies. We need our armies functional and without discourse in the ranks. If anything, the writer of this article and many of the other bloggers prove that they ours is not ready yet to integrate sexual and social deviance into their ranks.

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Posted by Rene Jax on 07/13/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

Suicide rates, lethality, readiness, impact on morale...all fodder that sounds good to the general public, but the fact that thousands have served and may be currently serving debunks all of these sound bites.
She hits the nail on the head. It's not trans service members that are the issue, we've proven that. It's that it requires a cultural shift that makes others squirm. And why? Probably issues with their own sexuality, because the majority of people who have little issue with it are very confident and comfortable in their own skin.
Trans people are not the distraction to military readiness or the mission. This debate is.
Let them serve with honesty and integrity and let's get on with winning a few wars that have drug on way too long.

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Posted by Dayna Walker on 07/13/2017 at 4:58 AM

Re: “Before you, he had sex with his ex. Get over it.

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Posted by francess lurger on 07/13/2017 at 2:34 AM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

@M.L. Macpherson
"Again, it is not the surgery that causes suicide. It is trying to suppress your own bodies attempt to fix the issue and conform to what society demands you to be."

Of course, because human society is the problem, and that's what has to be fixed for the sake of trans people. Trans people are fine. It's the world and all the other people in it that are going to have to come around and understand that they have a duty and an obligation to be in orbit around trans people.

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Posted by Michael Cullinan on 07/12/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

@silky Johnson
Reason for saying they are trans is because woman weren't in infranty positions while the op was in. Kind of why they would usually lie and say admin or something "boring"

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Posted by Matthew Heath on 07/12/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

Sometimes, though, I forget about the changes I've made in the past three years and will nonchalantly reply "infantry." I explain that I'm trans, and half the time they find some excuse to be anywhere that isn't next to me.

Seriously?! During the course of social event conversation you feel it necessary to non-chalantly explain your gender/sexual/personal situation and you wonder why people excuse themselves? I have tons of LGB friends and I'm pretty sure I have never told strangers at the bar "my gender preference" during happy hour. It seems these social event participants had no issue talking with you about military experiences, but opt to leave when you put your " personal life" into the mix. Dunno about you but I would feel uncomfortable and probably create a reason to leave the situation (i.e. TMI).

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 07/12/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

@Rene Jax
The numbers of post operative suicides for transgender individuals have been greatly inflated in the past and by groups that are clearly anti-lgbt/transgender. The actual numbers are much closer to the numbers for major post operative surgeries for various issues (hystorectomies, removal of the prostate on men and even post partum suicides after child birth, etc etc etc). The majority of suicides in the transgender community come pre-transition, when the individual is struggling to repress who they are and to be that square peg shoved into the round hole that society demands them to be put into. Most transgender individuals attempt suicide before the age of 18. And the majority are sexually assaulted before they are 21. It is not becuase they recieved treatment.

I can personally vouch for this. I am a combat veteran with multiple tours and deployments overseas. I had massive PTSD and severe Gender Disphoria. It got to a point where while on a deployment to the Middle East in support of the ongoing operations against ISIS, I attempted suicide. I was sent home and placed into treatment. Because I could not tell my medical providers (who where in a military hospital), that I also identified as a woman and not a man, they could not understand why no matter what they did, I simply was not getting better. I was evem sent to the top residential PTSD treatment program in the country. And still it did not help. Finally it slipped that I was transgender and eventually began reviving treatment for it. It was only after I began recieving treatment, was formally recognized as female and began adhering to female uniform wear and grooming standards did I improve. Now two years after attempting suicide down range, I am legally a female, was able to return to my military assignment and began taking on additional jobs of educating about transgender issues to command level leadership, as well as present transgender training. Again, it is not the surgery that causes suicide. It is trying to suppress your own bodies attempt to fix the issue and conform to what society demands you to be.

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Posted by M.L. MacPherson on 07/12/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

Let's talk about mental health. Currently the military has the second highest suicide rate, right behind post op transsexuals. The military's is 14 person's per 100,000, and the post op transsexual rate is over 40%. Since the military is struggling to find answers to why so many of their people, vets and active duty are fighting this depression, and no one has come up with any legitimate research into why post operative transsexuals are trying to kill themselves. I must urge a step back from integrating transsexuals into the military until we know more about the causes of these two trends. Otherwise we risk pushing transsexual personnel into the pressure that could potentially kill them. I vote no, for now.

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Posted by Rene Jax on 07/12/2017 at 7:40 AM
Posted by needbeermoney on 07/11/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “GOP supports corporate thievery

Im not sure that Mr. Beadles and I read the same Hightower editorial.
Somewhere he finds...
"An opinion piece laced, no ladened, with hate."

And I am completely at a loss as to where all that "hate" is found in Mr. Hightowers editorial, and I could not find where Mr. Hightower called "another person a solicitous name". (Does he know what "solicitous" means?)

He goes on to demand:
"Try an opinion piece with some positive ideas"
And:
"Let's hear some of your good ideas and suggestions that people might rally around."

I easily found the FOUR (4) bullet points at the end of Mr. Hightower's editorial that are "positive", "good ideas" and "real suggestions" that people can easily "rally around".

Did he actually read the editorial under which his response appears?

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Posted by asawatcher on 07/11/2017 at 9:11 AM

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