Separation of Church and State – Conditional ???

Ok. Atheists used our laws to remove the Pledge of Allegiance, because it contains the word God, and any, even silent reflection, as a form of prayer that, omg, someone who believes differently from someone else, might be offended by. AND YET, any politician in a position to draft and/or sign a bill into law about something that offends their “particular form of religious belief” can put that “religious belief” as the core of their legislation.

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WWS Full MoonCircle

Join our World Wide WWS Full MoonCircle at the Lunar Eclipse on next thursday 25/04/2013. Over 2900 are already joining us.

Just 3 days before my 64th birthday, I will be joining my sisters around the world for my first WWS Full MoonCircle. Not an online event but a spiritual joining. I do not know what to expect, really, but I will be there. Follow the link above to learn more and join in.

Right to Privacy

Amendment IV (from the US Constitution – Bill of Rights)

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I believe CISPA is essentially Un-Consitutional because it violates this article of the Bill of Rights and effectively voids the entire bill. Passage into law will render ALL matters of privacy non-existent as the government will have applied a back door to gain unlimited access to anything it wants without due process of any kind. The government already has more power over us than it should have. Consider this: “All men are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.” CISPA effectively changes that to “All men are guilty, proven or not.”

The Right of the People

Amendment II (from US Constitution – Bill of Rights)

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

This is a highly charged and emotional issue but the wording is straight forward and unambiguous. The stumbling blocks in the wording are “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, ”

The ultimate key to understanding, however, is “the right of the people.”

I, an individual, live in a FREE STATE that I will only be able to enjoy if I have the right to defend that state of freedom. Expand that to my family. We live in a FREE STATE and will only continue to do so if we have the right to defend that freedom. Both of these entities are composed of people; me, one person; my family, several people. Expand that further to our community. That is comprised of PEOPLE, individuals, families, friends, neighbors.
Expand again to the STATE, as in one of the 50 United States. Such STATES are comprised of the several communities of THE PEOPLE.

What is a militia? Before we became a country, the militia was essentially volunteer PEOPLE who could be called up to defend their communities and/or aid their neighbors in their defense. But whether it is a state of national government controlled military or a volunteer group, a militia is composed of PEOPLE, drawn from the families and communities of the several STATES of this nation.

Our forefathers knew of the possibility of tyranny both at home and abroad and provided this assurance of our ability to BE FREE.

As for background checks. We already have those to a limited extend but they are poorly enforced, if at all. The BIG question here, however, is how do these checks ensure a reduction in tragic gun crimes? They don’t and can’t. Why? While some such tragic crimes have been perpetrated by people who met the letter of the law to obtain their weapons, most, and especially the criminals and terrorists, obtain their arms on the ‘black market’, in foreign countries, or by outright theft. No background check will ever break that cycle. I do not, in all honesty, know if that cycle can be broken.

I do know that if the second amendment can be voided, ALL OF US will lose our precious freedom and that I will not countenance. Nor should any thinking human being allow it.

Just rambling on

Well, I haven’t posted anything the last two days. There are times when you just can’t wrap your head around writing. Instead, I spent time playing various computer games and chatting with friends online. Interesting world, online. So many barriers just don’t exist there. Even with the advent of web cameras, you still get to meet people you would never have met either because they were too far away or you could not grow past your prejudices. Luckily I started out online before cams were available, much less popular. All you had to go on was what people typed at you. What mattered was making contact, learning, exchanging ideas and making friends.

You soon learned to weed out the stupid ones and prejudices fell by the way side as people met other people. Over the years I have met many of my online friends irl (in real life – for those who don’t know) and only ever had 2 bad experiences. One was my fault for being terribly stupid.

In the 40+ years I have been online, I have learned a lot and grown nearly as much. Once you open your mind, many things become possible. Try it. You might be surprised. I have been, many times.

It’s my birth month

and this year I will just a little older than I ever was before. Only two people, both women, have ever correctly guessed my age and one of those was last year 3 days before my birthday. Hopefully I don’t really look my age.

What’s the point of this? We all get older. No way around it and no sense in being upset about it. It is as natural as breathing. For my birthday, a girlfriend of mine in Tasmania sent me this lovely dress. One of the best presents I ever received and it does, if I do say so myself, look good on me.

So, since we all get old – accept it as a fact of life and continue to enjoy life. It is too short not to enjoy it and if YOU enjoy it, others will see that and enjoy too. At least we cam hope they will.

What you once had may be gone, but at least you HAD it. What you once did is done, but, for good or ill, you DID it. Count your blessings and always be thankful for what you have. Oh yes, and ALWAYS tell that special someone, family member, friend, or significant other, how much you love them. Love given grows. Love hidden dies. If you positively affect even one life, you have more wealth than any millionaire.

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What makes a person who they are, male or female?

Not an easy question but now that I have asked it, I am going to have to express some opinion on the matter. If I get some or all of it wrong, don’t chastise me, educate me. After all, I am still learning to be one.

Your body is only PART of who you are, be you male or female. Your genes dictate the shell you are born into and that usually defines who you are SUPPOSED to be. Inside, however, there are hormones and while these are usually ‘in sync’ with your body, often times they are not. Variations in the hormones produced affect the way you think and feel about yourself; how you identify yourself. Should your balance me more female than male, you might be a cross dresser, trans-vestite (usually a fetish type thing) or other trans-gender person.

Sometime the hormones balance so far OFF from your birth gender that you are certain you were born into the wrong body. In this case, you might be a boy trapped in a girl body or vice versa. You are likely to be a trans-sexual and the only real fix for this, along with everything that goes into determining if this is they way you must go, is something called SRS, sexual re-assignment surgery. This, I am told, is not an easy road and fraught with all kinds of personal and professional challenges. Professional help in the form of counseling is essential to achieve a proper post surgical balance. I know several persons who have gone this way and they are happier now that they are the correct person.

One of my dearest friends I have never met in person. We met online when I was still exploring the girl in me and she was just making the painful adjustment from married man to single woman. During those years, we were ‘there’ for each other online, helping each other over those necessary trials. These shared experiences brought up close together and I cherish our history.

As for me, my body is fine but my being is a happy well adjusted woman now that I have fully accepted that part of me. I failed three times as a husband. In retrospect I believe it was, at least in part, due to me having to hide my femme self from everyone around me. Afraid to lose all that I felt was important to me, I lost it anyway. I realized at last that I was incomplete because I could not be ME entirely. Now I am and I haven’t been happier.

I did not touch on my physical body in this brief letter. As important as the various aspects are, they are, mostly window dressing. They help you identify who you you see as being male or female. That breasts are vital to a woman, both emotionally and psychologically, cannot be overlooked. Men, generally haven’t a clue. And many men can’t even see past a woman’s breasts to see HER as a person. Sad.

Who you are is partly defined by the body you were born into, your social conditioning (family and so on), education, and your internal chemistry and adjustments.

We are, who we are. We become what we must.

I love my jewelry

If you have visited my personal web site at all, this statement comes as no surprise. If you haven’t, then here is a link:

7 pages of jewelry on display might seem excessive but, I like what I have. Some of it as been given to me; some has been repaired by me, and some have been modified so I can have matched sets of earrings and necklaces.

I have been asked if I sell and/or make jewelry. So far just for me and none for sale. That doesn’t mean I might not get into that, eventually. But that would be a different set of pages.

Most of my jewelry I only wear on certain occasions with with specific outfits. The ones I wear most frequently are my favorites and these I swap around depending more on my mood than anything else.

It’s kinda Funny, really.

How people react to you online. Even when you have a profile that can be read, so few actually read it.

Guys are the funniest. In my early years online, I must have met every guy with every line and behavior women so hate. Sometimes made me ashamed I was born male. They see a girl name and almost immediately they hit on you. They declare their love for you, c’mon now, you only just met, get real. They ask what you are wearing then proceed to verbally strip you of what they think you may be wearing. Now the fun starts. I ask if they read my profile and invariably they say no. “Well you should read it.”

Maybe after the 4th or 5th time you tell them to read your profile, they suddenly drop offline like they had caught the plague.

Girls are almost as bad. I was chatting with some online friends recently while playing monopoly together and this one girl, who lives close enough to visit, pulled me into a private chat and said she wanted to make love to me. I said, ‘That might be nice too, but you should read my profile first.’

After that she would not talk to me anymore.

On the other hand, most of the people I know, both on and off line, accept me as the woman I am without judgements of any kind. Some, especially older folks, have told me how brave they think I am. I am just me and proud of it.

Perhaps the funniest thing though, is the first question nearly everyone asks when they find out about Rosaliy. They seem to be largely uninformed because they invariably ask, “Are you gay?”

The correct answer to that question is, “No.” If it is true, that is. Most people who cross dress are not gay although some may be. Most people who are gay do not cross dress, although some do. Of those who do, most are entertainers, female impersonators and ‘Drag Queens’.

And funnier still is many of them look more female than genetic women do, so much so you can’t necessarily tell by looks alone.