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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion

Re: “The gender issue

Not to mention this article that I just found on the Internet: https://doi.org/10.4158/EP14351.RA

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Posted by Matthew Oakes on 05/23/2018 at 7:19 PM

Re: “The gender issue

Mr. Bush,

You appear to be misinformed about gender expression. My Doctoral Dissertation for the University of Washington Medical School was on the issues of sexual orientation and gendering of the brain in utero. Try reading Gunter Dorner's Hormones and Brain Differentiation by Elsevier Press. You will find a copy in the Cal Poly Library. But, I would suggest you use a biomedical library data bases and references for a fuller understanding of the complex issues involved in the cross-gendering of the brain from that of the assigned sex at birth.

Augmenting decades old and contemporary research showing more homosexuals are born as the age of the mother increases, recent research implicates H-Y antigens (resulting from previous male births) increase the probability of adult homosexuality and lack of heterosexual cohabitation by as much as 33 percent. The sibling sex ration, without implicating H-Y antigen, suggests that approximately 10% of the variance in male homosexual behavior can be accounted for sibling sex-ratio. Androgen-insensitives (XY females) and partial-androgen insensitives, illustrate the power of genetics in creating a divergence of genetic gender from both behavioral and anatomic gender. XX females born with male genitalia and behavioral masculinization present a clear case for biologically induced cross gendering. Many chromosomal anomalies (e.g., X deletion ring, ring X or isochrome X, missing X, XXXX, XYY, XX/XY, X0/XY, XXY/XX, XXY/XY, X0/XX, Y supernumerary X, X supermererary Y (Klinefelters Syndrome), etc.) are contributing factors to sexual orientation, level of intellect, performance of tasks, etc. Identical twins are usually concordant in sexual orientation. Identical twins discordant for sexual orientation can be explained by biological events and reluctance of some to reveal their homosexuality. There is one study, dealing with 61 pairs of twins and three sets of triplets. In one case all the triplets were homosexual. Genetic linkage analysis, using extended families, of the X chromosome suggests some familial male homosexuality is likely genetic and passed down the maternal line. A recent study using only homosexual siblings, found through advertisements in Gay newspapers and magazines, using a limited number of markers without the comparisons in extended families called into question the genetic theory of homosexuality. Studies of the genetic contribution to homosexuality are often marred by poor subject selection, precise definitions of behavior, over generalization, inadequate methodology, etc. Based on many studies of male homosexual twins, using very conservative statistical formulae, heritable factors may account for 44 percent of cases. Research on twins, families, and the adopted implicates genetic or neurohormonal origins for sexual orientation.
The argument against genetic factors because homosexuals seldom marry is fallacious as 20% of Gays report being married and happy in their marriages with women. Male homosexuals, subjected to social pressure to marry, often have offspring. Even if homosexuals did not reproduce, the gene pool would still contain recessive traits, sport genes, and neuro-hormonal influences in-utero leading to cross-gendering.

Norman C. Murphy, Ph.D.

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Posted by murphy.phd 1 on 05/23/2018 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Vote for the climate

Yet California's population continues to grow and grow. Go figure!

Posted by sbarash 2 on 05/22/2018 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Andrew Holland death cover-up

If we dont elect new leadership, why would the existing leaders change??? VOTE FOR CLAYTON

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Posted by Dan Cook on 05/21/2018 at 2:21 PM

Re: “A public allegiance

The insurance company that paid the 5 Million settlement over Andrew Hollands death did so based on the facts presented to it by the Sherriffs report, which has now been shown to be largely in error. At some point, they may want their 5 million back, based on misrepresentation by SLO County. The train wreck continues. New leadership is needed, vote Clayton for Sherriff.

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Posted by Dan Cook on 05/20/2018 at 4:59 PM

Re: “We don't want it

If no one wants to drill for oil then we should all abandon our cars, planes, busses, and trains and stop being HYPOCRITES!

Posted by Gary Maier on 05/19/2018 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Protect our way of life

Please notice that the letter writer in "support" of Compton, doesn't live anywhere near Compton's district. That's typical for Compton "supporters." That's a serious red flag!

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/18/2018 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Protect our way of life

It's no joke or exaggeration when someone tells you Compton gets much of her instruction and direction from an extreme rightwing corporate lobbyist who doesn't live in SLO County, who she confers with weekly, if not more often. That is NOT serving her constituents.
Please make sure you vote. This election is important. Tell your friends. Paulding is the kind of politician we need leading us into the future. It's nice to be part of the "Paulding Phenomenon", something we can tell our grandchildren about one day.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/18/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Mudslinging and deception

It's no joke or exaggeration when someone tells you Compton gets much of her instruction and direction from an extreme rightwing corporate lobbyist who doesn't live in SLO County, who she confers with weekly, if not more often. That is NOT serving her constituents.
Please make sure you vote. This election is important. Tell your friends. Paulding is the kind of politician we need leading us into the future. It's nice to be part of the "Paulding Phenomenon", something we can tell our grandchildren about one day.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/18/2018 at 8:41 AM

Re: “The change we need

Letter writer Cindy Hansen is exactly correct in her analysis. Plus, Cindy is a real A.G. resident and not a lobbyist inspired troll posting under a false name as we have seen so much with the letters and comments from Compton "supporters." Think about that, folks. It's no joke or exaggeration when someone tells you Compton gets much of her instruction and direction from one or two key lobbyists who she confers with weekly, if not more often. That is NOT serving her constituents.
Please make sure you vote. This election is important. Tell your friends. Paulding is the kind of politician we need leading us into the future. It's nice to be part of the "Paulding Phenomenon", something we can tell our grandchildren about one day.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/18/2018 at 8:33 AM

Re: “A public allegiance

Mr. Paulding has run a fine campaign, perhaps better than any other supervisor candidate this century. He has gotten significant support from Republicans, Democrats and those who declined to state. He is handling his opponent respectfully but not naively. He doesnt mind taking the tough questions and answering them in a straightforward manner. This is a huge contrast to his opponent who whines and slithers her way through challenging questions and blames others for every one of her failings and frustrations.

Paulding seems as independent minded as any candidate running for any office in the county this year. I fully expect him to school Debbie Arnold and Adam Hill on how to better serve the public.

We need Pauldings moderating voice and vision to bring balance to our board and peace of mind to the people of the Central Coast. He has the skill, talent, real world work experienceand and natural leadership ability to bring a new level of respect to politics on the Central Coast.

If Paulding handles his job on the board even half as well as he has run his amazing campaign then the people of the central coast will be very well served.

There is no point in trying to argue with the anonymous trolls and behind the scene lobbyists who dread having an ethical and upright politician they cannot control representing the fourth district.

At this point its all about boots on the ground and making sure as many people send in their mail in ballot or get to the polls on June 5
Everyone who has met Jimmy should let their friends know what an ideal candidate he is and why they should do everything they can to make it certain that he prevails in this crucial election that may determine the health and welfare of our central coast for decades to come.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Vote for the climate

I am sure home buyers in California will be happy to have $8,000 to $10,000 added to the cost of all new homes since that will make the cost of a home they wish to sell go all the higher. That is good news for those leaving California to buy a larger home at lower cost in some other state. Often leaving family behind.
Adding that 8 to 10 thousand is a minor part of the costs when you are paying nearly half a million anyway.
Problem is, how many can afford to live here at all.
What will happen when no one but rich retirees live here? Who will provide the services they need? What will those services cost? How many more will be driven out of California?

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 05/17/2018 at 4:59 PM

Re: “We need a new 4th District county supervisor

it is not about who is elected Supervisor.
It is about what the residents demand and do with the cooperation of the business owners.
Do it instead of asking that it be done.
if it is to be, it is up to thee.

As for the election - I will be voting NOTA [None of the Above] because there is no candidate for any local office that does not support something or oppose something against the welfare of our communities.

Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 05/17/2018 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Oceano deserves better

I agree that neglecting Oceano is wrong and needs to end.
The solution is for Oceano residents to gather together for action.
Whatever is needed can be done if the residents act together.
Is the Community Center being used? Can meetings be held there?
Is the CSD televised? Can speakers get the word out via those mtgs?
Can homemade signs help bring residents to mtgs?
Will business owners join residents to improve Oceano?
Build a Improve Oceano Committee to work on bringing change to oceano!

Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 05/17/2018 at 4:16 PM

Re: “A public allegiance

Rightword- if Lynn Compton should go because of this issue, then so should Bruce Gibson, right?

Also, Jimmy has already created rancor in his campaign and claims to be an independent when he is in fact a Progressive Dem and has taken money from them, Bruce Gibson, and Adam Hill.

The only civil race I've seen in the county, by the way, is the 2nd District Supervisor race between Gibson and Eckles. They are both to be commended for running good campaigns and not getting in the mud.

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Posted by Tim D on 05/17/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “A public allegiance

Jimmy Paulding is poised to be the moderating voice that will restore balance to the board and bring an end to the constant discord and dysfunction.

There is plenty of good reason both Republicans and Democrats have contributed mightily to Paulding's campaign and are eager to see him elected and move up the political ladder and bring a new wave of political respect to the Central Coast.
I know it is a cliche, but in this case change really is called for. Paulding fits the bill perfectly.

If you are on the fence, please meet the man and learn the truth for yourself and not fall victim to the trolls and lobbyists who are eager to maintain the status quo and all the rotteness they love to exploit.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Reflections on attending the Paulding/Compton debate

Lynn Compton's arrogance and condescending attitude is over the top. For her to call her 32-year-old challenger a "good kid" is as rude as calling a 50-something year old female politician "a nice old lady."

If Compton treats a 32-year-old man like a child, imagine her attitude toward men and women in their twenties!

Unscrupulous behind-the-scene lobbyists are dreading the possibility that an honest, forthright and competent modern leader will be elected to the board.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Reflections on attending the Paulding/Compton debate

The best thing anyone can do to bring balance, respect and decorum to our County Board of Supervisors is to elect Jimmy Paulding. He is competent, has common sense and real world work experience that is a perfect fit for the job. Lynn Compton, not so much.

Anyone on the fence as to who to vote for need only meet Mr. Paulding and you will be reassured that he is the best choice. Compton had her chance. Now its time to elect a modern politician who has the ideas and attitude and skills to unify our community and get work done, regardless of party affiliation. There are plenty of good reasons that both Republicans and Democrats are coming together to support Paulding. Compton does not have that bi-partisan support that is needed now more than ever. It's now Paulding's time to show what he can do for our people.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Social media sound off

The best thing anyone can do to bring balance, respect and decorum to our County Board of Supervisors is to elect Jimmy Paulding. He is competent, has common sense and real world work experience that is a perfect fit for the job. Lynn Compton, not so much.

Anyone on the fence as to who to vote for need only meet Mr. Paulding and you will be reassured that he is the best choice. Compton had her chance. Now its time to elect a modern politician who has the ideas and attitude and skills to unify our community and get work done, regardless of party affiliation. There are plenty of good reasons that both Republicans and Democrats are coming together to support Paulding. Compton does not have that bi-partisan support that is needed now more than ever. It's now Paulding's time to show what he can do for our people.

Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Oceano deserves better

The study you site for the millions of dollars is propaganda. The president of the agency that did the study is a self described adventure motorcycle enthusiast. It lumped in people who visit the Monarch Grove Butterfly Preserve. The Highway One Discovey Route listed reasons people visit this area and motor sport was #14- last on the list. Beach walking was #4. It was pure State Parks propaganda.

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Posted by Bonita Ernst on 05/17/2018 at 6:51 AM

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