One of the things that staff is supposed to do is generate new topics for discussion. We fall prey to the idea that everything survival or prep related has been cussed and discussed to a fine edge, and the only thing that needs to be done is review the existing threads and bring them up to date if there has been new information, making it somewhat difficult to pull something out of thin air. Here on the monkey, while our emphasis has always been on self reliance and preparations, we do not restrict the discussions to those rather limiting topics. (But we like it when a thread stays on topic, the life of a staffie is much easier when things go that way. It’s difficult guiding a pride of cats back on track.) The world goes on, slithering from day to day with its day to day aggravations and rewards.. OK, nuffa dat. One of the things that society is grappling over these days is all the minor groupings of individuals that seem to think they are special, and need special treatment for their particular special feature, be it sex, color, religion or whatever the flavor of specialization is this week. These minor groups are loud, obnoxious, weepy, in-your-face about how they need something that society lacks and owes them for imaginary (or even real) wrongs perpetrated in the past. The distressing part is that society in general caves in rather than telling them to siddown, shuddup, and adapt to norms rather than levering the majority to adapt to any particular non majority aberration. So this poll, just because I’m currently annoyed with the subject. We could as easily ask how many colors are there among humanoids as in white vs. all others (par ex., black, brown, red or green) or how many religions as in Christian vs. all others (par ex., Mohammedanism, Buddism, Jain, Shinto, whatever) to make the point. I recently saw an article, a blog really, in one or another of the popular publications suggesting that there are at least a dozen ways in which an individual can classify (whatever)self sexually. Most of these classifications defy reason or understanding unless you happen to be one of those minority species (or create one that you define for yourself) and require that society adapt to your specialty of life. Well, maybe not adapt, but recognize and acknowledge. Uv cuss, with legal recognition and acknowledgement comes the need for formally labeling the doors that the special person can use (or that others MUST NOT) just to make damn sure that the rest of society knows that the special person exists. (Must not forget the plethora of changes and expenses that will be needed on dot gov forms.) In other words, make special accommodations for the g-d snowflake. Thus, the majority is tyrannized by minor groups. (Here we mention "safe rooms", "prayer rooms" and the like required by civil (say university) rule as de facto recognition of special required treatment.) NB: I can spell muslim, but I’m well enough convinced that some minor (ethnic) group didn’t like Mohammedanism because they couldn’t spell it. Yep, that’s me rebelling against the special interest. OK, pick your pick and let fly your rant.