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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Great talk, Love Jenna!

    You’re right the only thing that makes earth special is us. (as far as we know) There is no one on Proxima Centauri B to appreciate the sunrise of those red dwarf stars. Without someone to appreciate the beauty, is it beautiful? Without us what is the meaning of earth? Without us earth is just another rock, without beauty without meaning.

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    • October 8, 2019, at 2:39 PM PDT
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  2. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    Mrs. Rives is great, but I have one objection to what she said. She talked about “gender discrimination.” I do not believe that federal law prohibits “gender” discrimination. It prohibits sex discrimination. “Sex” is the term used in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which governs employment (42 USC 2000e-2, here).

    Yielding the linguistic ground on this issue undermines her argument. I agree with her argument, but we should insist on using the correct language.

    People do not have a gender. People have a sex, and there are only two (with some tragic genetic or birth defects). The entire purpose of shifting the term to “gender” was to imply that sex is socially constructed and arbitrary, like the apparently arbitrary fact that, in Spanish, a masculine book (el libro) can be on a feminine table (la mesa).

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    • October 8, 2019, at 5:04 PM PDT
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  3. Al Kennedy Member

    Congratulations Andrew! You have won the contest to be the head cheerleader of the Donald Trump Fan Club. Your attempt to defend Trump’s decision allowing Turkey’s Erdogan to begin massacring the Kurds on the border between Turkey and Syria was not up to your usual standards of facts and logic.

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    • October 8, 2019, at 7:16 PM PDT
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