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Old 04-11-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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I don't think transvestites are part of the larger umbrella. A man can dress like a woman and still consider himself a man and identify as such. RuPaul is an example. He is a gay man who lives his life as a man, but dresses in character as a woman and became famous for his female persona. I don't think he has ever identified himself as transgendered, although he is a transvestite at times. Contrast that with Caitlyn Jenner, who came out as transgendered and said had always felt she was a woman born in a man's body. She now identifies as a woman and lives her life that way. That's a big distinction, even if it is ephemeral, intangible, and perhaps hard to grasp.

Also, transsexual is not the same as transgender. Transsexuals are people who were born with chromosomal abnormalities (such as XXY) and have genetic, physical differences (I think the historical term for this would be hermaphrodite, although I don't know if this term is now disfavored).
I see the point that you are making. I think that what you are demonstrating is how complex this issue is, and how difficult it is for people to understand it. Nevertheless, I really do think that you are mistaken. Transgender is an umbrella term that encompasses anyone who is gender variant. Really, it is.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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I see the point that you are making. I think that what you are demonstrating is how complex this issue is, and how difficult it is for people to understand it. Nevertheless, I really do think that you are mistaken. Transgender is an umbrella term that encompasses anyone who is gender variant. Really, it is.
We can agree to respectfully disagree
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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We can agree to respectfully disagree
True. And, maybe this conversation will make people more aware of this topic. I must now get back to work
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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New bowling alley coming downtown mainstreet

Developers plan to bring a bowling alley to Columbia
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia gets some great press in Travel + Leisure, which touts the city as a new "creative destination" and highlights the growing food scene and the various festivals.

Why It's Time to Visit Columbia, SC | Travel + Leisure
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:14 PM
 
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Columbia gets some great press in Travel + Leisure, which touts the city as a new "creative destination" and highlights the growing food scene and the various festivals.

Why It's Time to Visit Columbia, SC | Travel + Leisure
This is great press and Indie Grits has really put the city on the map.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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And it's written by a Charleston writer.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Columbia gets some great press in Travel + Leisure, which touts the city as a new "creative destination" and highlights the growing food scene and the various festivals.

Why It's Time to Visit Columbia, SC | Travel + Leisure
Columbia really has slightly each year (say, over the last 15-20 years) become a more interesting place to live. And all those years are starting to add up into a very vibrant city. And just think, when we perhaps one day become known as the Austin (prob more like Austin/Raleigh hybrid) of the east coast, we'll have something neither of them could ever provide: Charleston only an hour-and-a-half away.

Also, with as much as we're building, I doubt we'll have any issues with housing affordability anytime soon.

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Old 04-14-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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Columbia gets some great press in Travel + Leisure, which touts the city as a new "creative destination" and highlights the growing food scene and the various festivals.

Why It's Time to Visit Columbia, SC | Travel + Leisure


I don't know why Columbia doesn't do more to play up the "Soda City" Moniker... When people in DC asked me where I was from I say "Soda City aka Cola, SC"...and immediately Columbia goes from ... Where? Huh? oh Columbia, MARYLAND? Missouri? to being actually some unique place. Even if you merge it with our current slogan "Soda City.....Famously Hot.. but freshingly COOL". Without something like that.. we might as well be Fayetteville or even Greensboro...in terms of how other places view the us and we have quite a lot to offer...
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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Columbia feels different to me since I first moved here in 1994. Back then, I really felt that watching the grass grow was the most entertaining thing about the place.

I really don't know if Columbia has vastly improved or if I have just slowed down enough that the town and I are more in sync, but I certainly enjoy it more now.

But from my view point, there are still a few things more needed. I think the town would be greatly improved with:
  • More communities linked by restricted bike paths.
  • More and better bike safe lanes in the streets. I really don't trust drivers at all.
  • To deal with the incredible heat, a large water park.
  • A large walking/restaurant/gaming development at the site of the old prison (on the canal).
  • Lastly, I would really like to see a climbing tower installed somewhere. A place where a person could climb a wall, or climb the stairs of a four story tower for exercise.
  • High speed inter-urban connections to Augusta, Charlotte, and Charleston, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach.
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