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About Robin Of House Hill

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    Justice of Toren
  • Birthday 03/19/1943

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    Reading, movies, and surviving another day..

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  1. Robin Of House Hill

    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    Some observations: The call of the White-winged dove, changes radically during the mating season. During the day, they are absolutely raucous, and can even be heard at 3AM. Also, Gila woodpeckers think they can find food in stucco walls. Around here, when it is too damn hot to go out and watch, I can sit in a/c comfort and listen.
  2. Robin Of House Hill

    Why can't we abandon religion the same way we abandoned the gold standard?

    "Literary!" --Stanis
  3. Robin Of House Hill

    Why can't we abandon religion the same way we abandoned the gold standard?

    Why can't we abandon all hope, ye who enter here?
  4. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    I'm glad that letting the family know, went better than expected. People being stiff and quiet can mean disapproval, but it can also mean they are a bit overwhelmed at the difficulty of the task facing your cousin. I wish her well, at the office. What can impact her livelihood is important.
  5. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    Sounds like a plan. Hopefully, things will go better than anticipated, but if not, she has a way to move forward. Good luck to her.
  6. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    Sorry, that I'm late to this discussion. The board wouldn't let me access it because of the network I was on. The question I have is does this person have a plan for dealing with the people who react badly? While I only had a couple of family members to deal with back in 1976, when I transitioned, I had a plan in place, in the event that things went badly.
  7. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    I need the hive mind on this. A trans man I've known since the 1980s, but broke contact with over a year ago, underwent surgery for a life threatening condition. I was just contacted by a Facebook friend, who had been his friend, but similarly broke contact with him. This person is a trans woman who I know to be honest and honorable. She has been trying to find the hospital where he is, but doesn't know what name he was admitted under. I know he never got his ID changed and know both his birth name and married name, which might be the key to locating him. Being such a privacy advocate, my first thought is that I may not provide this information. What do you think? ETA: After consulting with an attorney, who agreed my view that sharing the information was improper, I let her know that I couldn't provide it.
  8. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    This came up elsewhere. I think you can figure out my view on it, but does anyone think this is a good idea, in view of the level of violence in the series. http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/altered-carbon/news/a850084/altered-carbon-season-2-gender-fluidity-transgender-lgbtq/ I'm not asking about the merits of the book, or series. Just wondering if anyone thinks this would have any benefit.
  9. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    @Lily Valley, I lack the knowledge to be of any help, but I do know that if anyone is capable to dealing with these issues, it is you.
  10. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    Apologies. that wasn't my intent. I do think people are better off when they know what is going on, that may affect them.
  11. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    In case anyone thought the problem was only the extreme right. Of course, it may be the the Republican Party is now part of the extreme right. http://www.newsweek.com/republicans-voted-define-being-transgender-disqualifying-psychological-and-798726
  12. Robin Of House Hill

    What Do You Do When You Are Bored?

    I turn on CNN, listen to conservative panel members, and become enraged. Rage makes boredom disappear.
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    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    I cringe at the analogy, but I can't argue with it. When those not directly threatened start backing away, the threat must be perceived as real.
  14. Robin Of House Hill

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    I think it is simpler than that. When people see that those in power are attacking a group, they worry what will happen if those in power see them as supporting that group. It's a reaction based on fear of what may happen to themselves.
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    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    The problem I see is in the section entitled "A Shift From Allies to Detached Supporters." I'd really like to see an ind depth analysis of why that drift is occurring. Whether its a case of people protecting themselves in an increasingly problematic political climate, or the specifics of what is making people uneasy. And yes, there is always a pendulum effect to progress in the social arena, but with the mobilization of reactionary forces, this is starting to look like one step forward and two steps back.
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