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  1. This Dutch study examines the issues you raise regarding stigmatization affecting quality of life post transition. This was a small study, comprised of 20 individuals, ten trans men and ten trans women. Notable, and I will have to summarize as the format does not copy and paste easily, in that all the participants reported feeling happier psychologically, post transition. They were less depressed, had more peace of mind, and fewer suicidal thoughts. And, the more support and acceptance they received, the more lasting these improvements were. Their headwinds came at the blowback of a segment of society. Almost as if stigmatization makes human beings depressed, steals one’s peace of mind, and can lead to despondency. So, the mental improvements gained was abraded over time by the blowhards of intolerance. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340678902_Experiences_with_stigmatization_among_transgender_individuals_after_transition_A_qualitative_study_in_the_Netherlands
  2. Coincidence? Right-wing nationalism comes to ... Sweden? https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2022/9/21/23364936/right-wing-nationalism-sweden-fascism-democracy-column-se-cupp
  3. This is badass! Researchers have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen. The international team was led by the University of Adelaide’s Professor Shizhang Qiao and Associate Professor Yao Zheng from the School of Chemical Engineering. “We have split natural seawater into oxygen and hydrogen with nearly 100 per cent efficiency, to produce green hydrogen by electrolysis, using a non-precious and cheap catalyst in a commercial electrolyser,” said Professor Qiao. A typical non-precious catalyst is cobalt oxide with chromium oxide on its surface. “We used seawater as a feedstock without the need for any pre-treatment processes like reverse osmosis desolation, purification, or alkalisation,” said Associate Professor Zheng. “The performance of a commercial electrolyser with our catalysts running in seawater is close to the performance of platinum/iridium catalysts running in a feedstock of highly purified deionised water. The team published their research in the journal Nature Energy. “Current electrolysers are operated with highly purified water electrolyte. Increased demand for hydrogen to partially or totally replace energy generated by fossil fuels will significantly increase scarcity of increasingly limited freshwater resources,” said Associate Professor Zheng. Seawater is an almost infinite resource and is considered a natural feedstock electrolyte. This is more practical for regions with long coastlines and abundant sunlight. However, it isn’t practical for regions where seawater is scarce. Seawater electrolysis is still in early development compared with pure water electrolysis because of electrode side reactions, and corrosion arising from the complexities of using seawater. “It is always necessary to treat impure water to a level of water purity for conventional electrolysers including desalination and deionisation, which increases the operation and maintenance cost of the processes,” said Associate Professor Zheng. “Our work provides a solution to directly utilise seawater without pre-treatment systems and alkali addition, which shows similar performance as that of existing metal-based mature pure water electrolyser.” The team will work on scaling up the system by using a larger electrolyser so that it can be used in commercial processes such as hydrogen generation for fuel cells and ammonia synthesis. https://www.adelaide.edu.au/newsroom/news/list/2023/01/30/seawater-split-to-produce-green-hydrogen
  4. Were progressives as extreme, and as contemptuous of religious freedom, as what poses as conservative these days, they’d be passing laws about the non supportive parents of LBGTQ kids being child abusers, and deserving of jail time. https://www.metroweekly.com/2022/10/michigan-bill-would-jail-parents-for-allowing-trans-children-to-transition/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/idaho-trans-health-care-youth-bill-rcna19287 https://www.reuters.com/world/us/texas-investigating-parents-transgender-youth-child-abuse-2022-03-02/
  5. I agreed the murderer you linked was racist. Racism is bad. That’s one reason I vote D. We talk on a message board. So, the difference you mention is unclear. Are these words not directed at you? Perhaps you think I don’t speak my mind to folks face to face? You are mistaken.
  6. It means that, if your political point about racism is that racist black people kill white people, your point will be buried in the avalanche of racism that is how Republican politicians appeal to the Republican base, in addition to the racist voter suppression strategy instrumental to their winning elections. I am the guy, who, if I have something to say about someone, I say it to them directly.
  7. Looks like he has a case here. Not because he had a justifiable excuse against culpable homicide, but because the definition of mass murder is: “A mass murder is defined as the killing of three or more people at one time” He murdered two people.. The justifiable excuse is irrelevant.
  8. Looks like he has a case here. Not because he had a justifiable excuse against culpable homicide, but because the definition of mass murder is: “A mass murder is defined as the killing of three or more people at one time” He murdered only two people (the justifiable excuse is likely relevant.)
  9. This thread is overdue. @fattyflattie has his work cut out for him. Excuse me for a second while I peruse the news. Incredibly grateful that the first appropriate report I happened across was this: . Edit. Another link, as Reddit reddits. US reunites nearly 700 kids taken from parents under Trump https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/us-reunites-700-kids-parents-trump-96861198
  10. Parents who experience “persistent, consistent, and insistent” declarations, you meant to say. And, please note, these same parents likely know that their kids have around a 1% probability of later deciding to detransition. Why should your issues, invoked from a distance, that conceivably could be valid for one child in a hundred, outweigh the decisions of parents, who are overwhelmingly, statistically, correct that transition is the best possible future for their child, in terms of recorded outcomes judged by decisions of those most affected?
  11. Ticketing and Turnout: The Participatory Consequences of Low-Level Police Contact The American criminal legal system is an important site of political socialization: scholars have shown that criminal legal contact reduces turnout and that criminalization pushes people away from public institutions more broadly. Despite this burgeoning literature, few analyses directly investigate the causal effect of lower-level police contact on voter turnout. To do so, we leverage individual-level administrative ticketing data from Hillsborough County, Florida. we show that traffic stops materially decrease (voter) participation for Black and non-Black residents alike, and we also find temporal variation in the effect for Black voters. Although stops reduce turnout more for Black voters in the short term, they are less demobilizing over a longer time horizon. Although even low-level contacts with the police can reduce political participation across the board, our results point to a unique process of political socialization vis-à-vis the carceral state for Black Americans. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-political-science-review/article/ticketing-and-turnout-the-participatory-consequences-of-lowlevel-police-contact/184A410DFF3DC72F4B9667C8CA3E0730
  12. You are a bundle of raw nerves, it seems. Must be difficult. In this debate, Ana, you are the only one whose argument is unsupported.
  13. I thought you voted R, too. I guess you reject the “apologist” part?
  14. Saw this on Reddit. This would scare the shit out of me.
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