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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    if several people have commented on you coming across as not having empathy perhaps you should pay attention.
    I think it just means that I should probably take a short break from these "Oh woe is me, I'm being victimized again" threads. Carry on.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Mexico City, IIRC, is home to some eight million Mexicans, so that's no small accomplishment.

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    I just came across a review of this book: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist, by Ben Barres, MIT Press (2018)
    It might make for interesting reading; he looks like an admirable example of someone who dealt with gender identity issues.

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    I had two thoughts when I read that NYT article.

    1. What about intersexed babies? I believe current research suggests letting these children grow up and decide for themselves if they wish to identify as male, female, or both. Which this law would not allow. In fact, this law doesn't seem to take certain scientific facts into consideration.

    2. The continuing, on-going utter and blatant hypocrisy of those in government who claim to want fewer regulations, fewer laws, more choice/freedom for individuals, but who also dream up things like this, a law that will limit and constrict many people. It seems that less regulation is out the door when more regulation can do harm to people--more restrictive immigration and abortion laws, for example, as well as this proposal.

    I want to know, what difference does it make? If someone born with male genitalia identifies more as a woman and chooses to live their life as a woman, how does this affect anyone else? It's their own business. it does not affect my life in the slightest. And if it makes their life better, surely that is a good thing?

    I'm far more worried about other things, like all the untrained gun owners out there, than the off-chance I might have to share a public restroom with a transgender person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I think it just means that I should probably take a short break from these "Oh woe is me, I'm being victimized again" threads. Carry on.
    Said by the most empathetic person ever.

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    Ypejji, Alanís grandson will qualify for SSI and Medicaid due to his severe disability. The reason for the extra years of school is because the pace of learning is slower. It is money well spent.

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    Special needs programs can be very expensive. Some towns encourage families with special needs children to move elsewhere because it is a budget buster for them. Maybe these are costs that should be Federalized so they can be spread over a larger population.

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    States get federal money for education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Special needs programs can be very expensive. Some towns encourage families with special needs children to move elsewhere because it is a budget buster for them. Maybe these are costs that should be Federalized so they can be spread over a larger population.
    Growing the Federal govnment is not a good idea.

    We send $1 to Washington and it comes back to us in what amount? $.65? $. 72? .$.54? Something like that.


    yea, special education programs are expensive. In my region, eveyone with a special needs kid moves to South
    county because the school district there has well developed Sp Ed programs. Our own city public school,system, despite very high per pupil funding, cannot produce these programs.

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