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Old 12th Aug 2017, 16:27   #141 (permalink)
 
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Is there a blood donation shortage in the UK. ..
I'm sure in the event of a big disaster there is plenty in the bank. I.e. All the people not affected
Depends on the blood type I think. If you have a more unusual blood group then there may well be still a need for more donors.

I have a vague memory of my father being asked to donate more frequently than others, three times a year rather than twice I year, I think. I've no idea what his blood group was, though, all I know is that mine is A Rh-, but I only remember that because it was written next to my name on my coverall badge for all the years I was flying.
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And the winner of the JB " Surreal Visionary of the year" award is....!
Why am I not shocked that you refuse to answer the question?

The BBC have been firm supporters of 'Syrian migrants', and GBLTs. From what I remember of the immigration threads--correct me if I'm wrong--so have you.

So, when ISIS 'migrants' start throwing GBLTs off of tall buildings in London, will you and the BBC oppose them, or will you just say 'well, it's part of their culture, innit?'

Or will you simply continue to deny the inevitable result of bringing large numbers of people who want to murder GBLTs into a country where GBLTs live out in the open, and refusing to make them assimilate?

Not that it really matters, because GBLTs are increasingly realizing that the left's answer is the wrong one for them.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 17:10   #143 (permalink)
 
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So, we now have LGBTQ I've been around, but what does the "Q" represent?
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 17:15   #144 (permalink)
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Queer . . .
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 17:16   #145 (permalink)
 
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So,what's the difference between gay and queer?
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 17:21   #146 (permalink)
 
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Nay, that's too obvious G-CPTN I'll be in Brighton tomorrow to meet my niece for lunch, shall ask around what the 'Q' is.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 17:28   #147 (permalink)
 
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So,what's the difference between gay and queer?

According to the Oxford dictionary 'gay' is happy. Stonewall has a lot to answer for. But one cannot 'challenge' their media influence they control the web as to issues LGBTQ

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Old 12th Aug 2017, 18:08   #148 (permalink)
 
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Wait a minute, isn't it supposed to be LGBTQI?

The I is for Intersex, whatever that is.

And what does binary / non-binary mean in this context and why isn't it included in the above categories? I think we should be told!
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When I first saw the thread title- I thought the BBC was having a staff cookout.
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I find it hilarious that a part of our society that has been (quite rightly, in my view) lobbying to be accepted as a normal part of an inclusive society, feels the need to fragment and differentiate between a myriad of disparate elements of what the activists amongst them wish to publicise.

As i understand it, the decode of the acronym, is:

L = Lesbian = female homosexual, a female that is sexually attracted to other females
G = Gay = a female or male homosexual, that is sexually attracted to people of their own gender
B = Bisexual = someone who is sexually attracted to members of either gender (see below, though)
I = Intersex = a recognised medical condition where someone has both male and female physical characteristics.
Q = Queer = homosexual
T = Transgender = someone who has gender dysphoria, a recognised medical condition where they identify themselves as being the opposite gender to their genetic make up.

Then there are those who consider themselves to be non-binary, neither male nor female. This is not the same as intersex, in that there is no physical or medical indication of this as a condition.

The whole acronym thing seems a mess, mixing up sexual preferences, medical conditions and lifestyle choices. There's also the issue of lesbian being defined as applying only to females, but gay applying to both male and females. I strongly suspect that the misappropriation of the word "gay" by the homosexual section of society was driven by a small, male, minority, who wanted society to stop using the words homosexual or queer.
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It's one screwed up world when a three year old boy has decided he should be a girl and people take him seriously. (disclaimer - without any medical reasons)
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I've twice posted the official UK government statistics which show that HIV is more prevalent amongst heterosexuals than the gay community, but to no avail. When people have their own fixations they are blind to seeing and recognising facts no matter how often they are repeated.

UK HIV Statistics | National AIDS Trust - NAT

"Over 95% of people living with HIV in the UK have acquired HIV through sex without a condom. People living with HIV who were exposed through heterosexual sex are the largest group, though those exposed through sex between men is a close second.

Of those receiving HIV care in 2015, 41,945 (48%) were exposed through sex between a man and a woman, 41,016 (47%) were exposed through sex between men. 1,909 (2%) were exposed from injecting drug use, 1,383 (less than 2%) were exposed before or shortly after birth and 753 were exposed from blood/receiving blood products......
How does that work out to the percentage of population. After all the hetero population is much larger than the gay population so saying that there are more infected heteros doesn't tell us much.
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Actually, I believe the "Q" is for questioning, apparently for those who think they may fit somewhere in this group but aren't quite sure.

Intersex was a new one on me as well, and I'm still not sure I understand it. Every time I see this acronym it has more letters...
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 21:43   #154 (permalink)
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Qurious to say, Prince George in shorts is, apparently, the new icon to those of that so persecuted persuasion. God only knows what vengeance will be exacted when the Kate of the Wisteria becomes Queen.

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Is intersex a synonym for hermaphrodite then?
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Is intersex a synonym for hermaphrodite then?
Best of both worlds I think. Fitted for and with.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 06:09   #157 (permalink)
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Why am I not shocked that you refuse to answer the question?

The BBC have been firm supporters of 'Syrian migrants', and GBLTs. From what I remember of the immigration threads--correct me if I'm wrong--so have you.

So, when ISIS 'migrants' start throwing GBLTs off of tall buildings in London, will you and the BBC oppose them, or will you just say 'well, it's part of their culture, innit?'

Or will you simply continue to deny the inevitable result of bringing large numbers of people who want to murder GBLTs into a country where GBLTs live out in the open, and refusing to make them assimilate?

Not that it really matters, because GBLTs are increasingly realizing that the left's answer is the wrong one for them.
Innovative though your suggestion was re. throwing people off the Shard, and heaven knows the tourism sector in our capital is always receptive to innovation to draw in the crowds, and the revenue, let me just say that, when I read, and watch, reports of ISIS tanks crossing the Knoydart peninsula en- route to Inverie, I will begin to become concerned as to the feasibility of your vision.

" A new generation has grown up barely conscious of the early identification of the virus partly because the media considers the subject too sensitive and partly because many in the arts and media have personal reasons for playing it down. People like Krystal and Chips try hard to offload in part the responsibility onto the heterosexual community.. That way there's less likely to be outrage at the thought of providing this horrendously expensive medication that will allow gay men to continue with their promiscuous behaviour involving unprotected sex without fear of contracting the virus.. they refuse to wear a simple cheap condom and demand medication at the cost of four hundred pounds a week each to the NHS... That is what I object to, not homosexuals


My profuse apologies here.

Whatever could have given me the impression your views, from the contents of your posts, were even remotely homophobic when it now transpires it is only the cost to the NHS that is your greatest concern.

However, you say you have a green card and American citizenship. Presumably this means you are domiciled in America and thus not a beneficiary of the NHS...if this is the case, your risible excuse about the cost being the source of your open vilification of LGBT people is about as tangible as the tensile strength of a paper tissue left in water for 24hrs.

Even more interesting was your comment about the potential result of your Aids test being embarrassing in front of your wife. Why would this be I wonder, if you have led such a virtuous life.

As for "people like me", as in those of us who don't share your repugnant views, it's like this.

I, and others like me, don't actually care one iota about the sexual orientation of a person.

This is because this has no relevance as to whom they are as an individual, their personality, their occupation, their overall participation in society to offer you but a few examples as to why, "people like me", have nothing but scathing contempt for those who choose to ignore these criteria, which are applicable to any sexual orientation, and who remain obsessed with continuing to vilify anybody who doesn't conform to their closeted world and minds.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 07:27   #158 (permalink)
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The stats quoted by ORAC, while undoubtedly correct in of themselves avoid the obvious reason which is bisexual activity.

The male-female rate will obvious include gay-bi -->bi-f -->f-m and so on. I started with Gay but it could have been anywhere in that loop.

And of the alphabet soup, what about straight male CD and TV. So, LGBTIQTVCD which just leaves us with:

A - Asexual
E - Equality
F - Female
H - Homosexual
J - see K
K - not go there
M - male
N - Normal
O - as in levels
P - see K
R - Race
S - Sex
U - Uncertain
W - Widow(er)
X - Chromosome
Y - see X
Z - illegal
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Intersex was a new one on me as well, and I'm still not sure I understand it. Every time I see this acronym it has more letters...
It covers a fairly wide range of congenital medical conditions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex
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I, and others like me, don't actually care one iota about the sexual orientation of a person.
One of the few times that I am ever likely to agree with KnC. However, I wish that these people would just get on with their lives and stop banging on about it, "coming out", and otherwise drawing attention to themselves and thinking that they are something special. Rather regrettable that the BBC has to be promoting this nonsense.

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