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2019-10-10 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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Hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help to return to their original sex, a woman who is setting up a charity has told Sky News.

Charlie Evans, 28, was born female but identified as male for nearly 10 years before detransitioning.

The number of young people seeking gender transition is at an all-time high but we hear very little, if anything, about those who may come to regret their decision.

You can't "return" to your original sex because you never changed it.

You changed your appearance.  Unfortunately when you did that you also permanently altered your external genital characteristics (by cutting things off and sewing things on) and you also removed your gonads which produce sex hormones.

There is no reversing that.

What's worse is that hormone replacement is dangerous and not fully effective.  It's dangerous because no person taking some drug can possibly titrate sex hormone production the way your body used to before you tampered with it.  These hormones are particularly powerful and without proper titration extremely dangerous, tending to do very bad things -- like cause cancer.  Exactly how and why they do is not well-understood, but that they do is extremely well understood.

The premise that you are "trapped in the wrong sex body" is nonsense.  There is no such thing as a "wrong sex" body.  There is such a thing as being unhappy with the sex you were born as, but there's nothing you can do about that other than to change your level of happiness, if you're able to find a way to do so.

Again: You cannot change your sex.  You can change your appearance, but not your sex; it was immutable at the first cellular combination of sperm and egg.

We desperately need to stop lying to people.  Specifically, there may or may not be solutions to someone's unhappiness with their sex but it is an absolute fact that you can't change it.  There is no such thing as "gender"; that's a load of bollocks concocted by people who are hell-bent on exploiting those who are less-than-pleased with their draw in the genetic lottery.

There is no such thing as "transitioning" your sex.

There is such a thing as changing how you appear (just as you can get a boob job) and you can sometimes convince a medical practitioner to remove a perfectly functional organ or tissue you no longer want (e.g. testes, penis, ovaries, breasts, etc.)  But doing so that does not change your sex.

In addition, and most-seriously, the drugs that are used to block puberty and interfere with the normal progression in young people have serious risks, including death.  They are not safe.  Thousands of adults prescribed these drugs for their original purposes (they are not FDA approved for suppressing puberty or "transitioning") have died or suffered extremely serious side effects.  Lupron, one of these drugs, was originally developed for Prostate Cancer, where the condition is (obviously) worse then the potential risks.  This is not true when that drug is used off-label; there is no underlying physical risk and some of the side effects include permanent cardiovascular damage, severe bone density issues, insulin control problems (e.g. diabetes) and more.

It's true that it is indeed time for a conversation on these issues.

That conversation should begin with indictments.

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So simple and yet so contested.
Proof of idiocy, it is.
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Let's also not forget that the only reason the vast majority of these people are unhappy with their gender is because they've been taught to be unhappy with it by disgusting teachers/professors pushing their agendas in the schools.
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There is an idea, or thought, or subtle concept, or outright lie that is ruining a lot of people's lives in our society.

That you should chase after happiness and/or that happiness is a worthy goal. Pursuing happiness directly is a fool's errand, you cannot find it that way.

Happiness is to ephemeral to be caught. Instead people should strive to take on tasks or jobs or challenges and successfully complete them. Afterward it is quite likely that happiness will find you.

Let me give you this joke among guitar players concerning happiness. N = the number of guitars you currently have. Happiness is N+1 guitars.

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Tickerguy wrote..
The premise that you are "trapped in the wrong sex body" is nonsense.


One could say, in a sort of gallows humor, that those who had their things cut off, and have now understood their mistake and would like to "return to their original sex"... are now indeed "trapped in the wrong sex body" for good.

It never ceases to amaze me how people don't understand that certain actions are not reversible, and if done, the consequences will be follow them for the rest of their lives.
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Flappingeagle wrote..
There is an idea, or thought, or subtle concept, or outright lie that is ruining a lot of people's lives in our society.

That you should chase after happiness and/or that happiness is a worthy goal. Pursuing happiness directly is a fool's errand, you cannot find it that way.


Amen. Happiness itself cannot be pursued. Happiness is a byproduct of following one's path, finding one's purpose, and achieving goals through ambition and concerted effort.
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Flap wrote:

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.....N = the number of guitars you currently have. Happiness is N+1 guitars.


As the owner of a dozen or so, I can attest that the math is correct in this formula.....

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It is menal illness in almost ALL cases in which somebody born as one gender thinks that they are the opposite sex. Period.

The current overall mental health situation within the American Empire is an epidemic. For example, here is this news report from Fox News: "About half of millennials and 75 percent of Gen Zers have quit their jobs for mental health reasons" as apposed to only 10% of Baby Boomers.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/yo....

But I don't need a report to tell me that tens of millions of my fellow Americans are out of their ****ing minds.. I take one look around me and I can clearly see how head-****ed many if you people are.

For one thing, you went to public school where everyday they fill your head full of "snowflake" think... They literally manage to turn boys into stupid ****s and girls into either dumbass feminists or bearded dikes.

So, keep on sending your children to the Gotham City public school. If you're lucky maybe you'll get little jokers instead of pussy snowflakes who can't figure out what Mother Nature's self-evident Laws are...

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How much unhappiness is caused by a terrible diet and lack of exercise? We all get depressed. When I feel like I am in a funk, I jump on my bike and ride for 1-2 hrs and after jumping in the shower and cleaning up, feel like a million bucks. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and get off your ass and move folks. Put down the sugar laden crap you are stuffing in your mouth and eat a rib eye after said exercise. Problem solved.
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As the owner of a dozen or so, I can attest that the math is correct in this formula.....


This spring I purchased one of these https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/ac....
By itself, it does not bring me joy. Learning to play it and, PLAYING WITH FRIENDS, brings me lots of joy.

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S&P 500 at 320, DOW at 2200, Gold $300/oz, and Corn $2/bu.
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Trying to leave the Rat Race to the rats...
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Learning to play it and, PLAYING WITH FRIENDS, brings me lots of joy.


Yep. Not much better than a couple of my buddies and me playing together around a fire, with everybody else singing along and requesting songs.

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My Martin 12 String.
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PLAYING WITH FRIENDS, brings me lots of joy.

All throughout my life I've never been able to avoid having a silly grin on my face when a bunch of instruments come together to form a song and I'm part of it. Doesn't even matter what the song is. It's probably why I love watching my kids in their high school marching band.


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Yes, the wife ask me just the other day why i had 5 guitars,

But dear, they're all different

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There is a lot of research out there on happiness. We have a baseline. When we buy something cool, like a car or guitar, our happiness spikes. But only for a short time. We get used to that cool possession soon, and then our happiness goes right back to the baseline.

It works in reverse too. If you go into debt chasing material things for that short spike, the stress of the debt is more or less constant. So it drops your baseline and you feel worse. That is why rich societies are not happier than poor ones.

You can raise your baseline by appreciating what you have. Instead of being jealous of that richer neighbor, thinking about the good things in your life.

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They need to quit lying to kids. A 6 year old might want to take something to be a donkey or a bear. I hate to sound violent or totalitarian, but there are some things that should be against the law. You might talk to a 16 year old. In the meantime, confusing kids at an early age is okay, but disagreeing with those people should be punishable by death.

Anyone see a pattern? The whole swamp wants climate policy, which will likely cost us 30% or more of our living standard, give the government totalitarian control and make the select people and corporations rich and powerful. Then we have the Hong Kong protests and China trade. It kind of goes in a circle. Trump said he might order the US out of China, **** in their pants. Trump needs to make a trade deal..... Trump needs to chastise China, in order to make a trade deal. How did we get where we are? 30 years of doing nothing. Trump arms Taiwan. China has been doing this stuff all along. Biden and Obama did nothing.

We have a lot of problems. The education system is a big one, because it has turned from giving people the knowledge to function in a real world to pushing a certain philosophy that isn't exactly congruent to society. I understand we have lefties putting their small boys in dresses. There is a difference between accepting someone despite their choice and pushing the choice on people who don't have the power to make a decision. We won't let 10 year old kids have cigarettes, booze, cars, airplanes or to contract.

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Yes, the wife ask me just the other day why i had 5 guitars,

But dear, they're all different


Lol... because I'm transitioning to six! (see what i did there?) ;-)

It is bad enough these people already have mental issues. Removal of the gonads and loss of sex hormones is also linked to both dementia and alzheimers in later life. If these persons didn't consider themselves crazy to start they have just paved the road wide to be a mental health ward of the state if they make it to old age.


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Guitars, motorcycles, airplanes.

I mean, technically you could play golf with one club
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I believe this is one of the reasons for the increasing suicide rate in our society. These people look at transition as a fix to their unhappiness. Then the go through the extraordinary measures of transitioning to the other sex and don't feel any different. Hopelessness sets in and suicide becomes the way out.

A friend of mine has been doing lots of research lately on the effect of SSRIs and the increase in LGBTQ (or whatever other letters). He's read a lot of research papers on the topics and tells me that there appears to be a correlation to the use of SSRIs and gender dysphoria. It appears that the use of these types of drugs in young people not only creates rage monsters in some cases but confuses the hell out of the brain in other ways as well, including attraction and gender.
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.....N = the number of guitars you currently have. Happiness is N+1 guitars.

The formula also works when you replace "guitars" with "motorcycles!"
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Yeah, I know exactly what you mean, Lenguado (and Flaps).

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The formula also works when you replace "guitars" with "motorcycles!"
Also works with shotguns and rifles. I'm afraid to try it with mistresses. One of you guys do it and report back to the rest of us.

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Here are my predictions for everyone to see:
S&P 500 at 320, DOW at 2200, Gold $300/oz, and Corn $2/bu.
No sign that housing, equities, or farmland are in a bubble- Yellen 11/14/13
Trying to leave the Rat Race to the rats...
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And I was looking at a Banjo today, hope my guitars don't get jealous.

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....I'm afraid to try it with mistresses.....


No.....
That don't apply....
Good God....how (and WHY) would anyone want to deal with more than one woman????

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