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Tuesday, July 19. 2016
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The Official Dunkin’ Donuts Power Rankings
The “Cooks vs. Cons” dream: How the Food Network got back in touch with its aspirational roots
Genderism dangers in Connecticut
I think I might be transgender. Now what do I do?
Questions raised about Pentagon’s new sex change manual. Wait… what?
Are Campus Bureaucrats Incapable of Respecting Free Speech?
Ingraham: Why Independence is the New Capitalism - The key issue in 2016 is not whether you trust Trump, but whether you trust yourselves
Prosecutors of officers accused in Freddie Gray death face pressure for disbarment
Obama: Police Can 'Make the Job of Being a Cop a Lot Safer' by Admitting Their Failures
Another Day, Another Allahu Akbar
Muslims Were The Real Victims Of The Nice Terror Attack, The BBC Explains
Hell no, we won’t go: Thousands of Muslim ‘migrants’ in Germany evading deportation
GOP Convention Speakers Trash Trump - They said he's a "con artist," "narcissist," "bully," and "pathological liar" whose candidacy is "a cancer on conservatism."
Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration reform group ramps up its attacks on Donald Trump as the RNC gets under way
How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians
Democrats' Education Platform: Pro-Government, Anti–School Choice - Language that was mildly positive toward reform efforts was beaten back by public school activists.
AP Exclusive: Document shows less limits on Iran nuke work
Erdogan Purges 20,000 As Europe Voices Concern Coup Was Staged With "Prepared Arrest Lists"
Europe's Impossible Refugee Math: Brexit Was Mathematical Certainty Eventually
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I’ve always felt that I was a girl from the time I can first remember.
How does someone decide they feel like they are the the other sex? The way you feel is completely internal. There is no way you can compare it to the way somebody else feels. For that matter, what does it feel like to be a male or female? There is no sensation of being a male or a female. This whole thing is an effort to turn society upside down by normalizing the abnormal. Actually, it goes further because more than normalizing it, we are supposed to celebrate it.
Can't believe this. Are there doctors who will actually write prescriptions for surgical sex change procedures? And providers who will cover same? Who can authorize the expenditure of government funds for such procedures if other providers resist?
It's become an industry, much like the one in the early 70s when parents with disgruntled children addicted to sex and drugs needed to turn their spawn over to "experts" at $1000-plus a week to do little but tell those snowflakes to "grow up and get a job."
Some did; others became politicians.
"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
Deep down people, even the liberal elite, know that most transgender persons are deeply deluded individuals.
For example, the CDC in its HIV surveillance data collection asks the questions "Sex at Birth" and "Current Gender Identity". These questions are in order to understand the prevalence of transgendered people who are diagnosed with HIV. Prevention and education programs can then do outreach where it's needed most.
However, when actually crunching their HIV data, the CDC recodes all the male-to-female transgender people as gay men. Why? Because behaviorally that is what they are.
Male-to-female transgenders are not women and they do not act like women. They get infected with HIV at the same rates as gay men because they act just like gay men.
If TG women were "really" women, wouldn't they be acting like women? But they don't, they act like gay men because they are gay men.
This is a touchy issue between the CDC and transgender activists but the CDC refuses to budge on it because the data show the situation as it really is: based on their actual behavior and not on what they say, TG women are gay men.
The word "gender" in English is tailor-made for obfuscation and deceit of course.
Why? Because it allows the mentally ill demographic and the politicians who pander to it to avoid the tiresome biological reality that there are only two sexes.
Dinesh D'Souza: How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians
Hey, Zachriel is here!
Let the Clintonian apologetics commence!
Really? By most definitions "apologetics" is a reasoned argument. When does she ever employ anything but casuistry and sophistry?
The Clinton Foundation has used a dicey (i.e. crooked) accounting firm for its audits (http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/27/exclusive-clinton-foundation-auditor-has-troubled-regulatory-history/).
BKD ranks in the bottom half of all auditing companies in the United States, with reported revenue of $500 million. That compares to accounting leader Deloitte, LLP, which billed nearly $15 billion in revenue. BKD employs 1,523 professionals nationwide, while Deloitte has 64,884 professionals worldwide.
BKD has made news in other ways, however. It was indicted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation for “unprofessional conduct” and “gross negligence,” according to federal court documents
And the Public Company Oversight Accounting Board (PCOAB), the nation’s top federal oversight agency for American accounting firms, reported that BKD violated auditor independence rules over the years, which its inspectors reported as “significant deficiencies.”
BKD — which stands for founders Baird, Kurtz & Dobson — also has been hauled into court by unhappy clients who have charged it with “malpractice” and the manipulation of accounting books.
Leslie Lenkowsky, an expert in the practice of philanthropy at Indiana University and a director of the Philanthropy Roundtable, said he was surprised that the Clinton Foundation had not used one of the top accounting companies in the nation.
“You would think, as a protective measure, the Clinton’s would use only accountants of substantial reputation. Given the visibility of the Clinton’s, you’d think they would have one of the main accounting firms overseeing their books,” Lenkowsky told TheDCNF.
Interesting fact about Clinton Foundation and the IRS (from http://www.globalresearch.ca/clinton-disaster-fundraising-in-haiti-predatory-humanitarianism/5526496):
DC: How did they get away with not getting audited? Will any heads roll because of this?
CO: From 2001 through 2013, one key person within the IRS who oversaw tax-exempt charities, including Clinton entities, was Lois Lerner who left government service in disgrace following allegations, still being investigated, that she and other compatriots used the IRS to target conservative and Tea Party groups.
Lois Lerner and her allies likely also have the ability to influence regulators not to target charities with which they are politically allied.
Then, the Clintons went from $0 (actually less than $0 according to them) when the left the White House (with $200K worth of furniture, china, art work "gifts") to $100M - $200M in fifteen years...
BKD ranks in the bottom half of all auditing companies in the United States, with reported revenue of $500 million.
Um, no. BKD is one of the largest accounting firms in the country. The article links to a table which lists the largest accounting firms. BKD was #12 in the nation. When you start with junk, is it worth continuing?
In any case, the Clinton Foundation switched to PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2013.
The UN Commission of Experts identified 1,600 actual cases of rape in the Bosnian War that took place in the former Yugoslavia over a period of years. In Germany, 2,000 Muslim migrants sexually assaulted 1,200 women in a single night in cities across Germany.
Apples and oranges. There were five reported rapes on New Years Eve 2016 in Germany.
Questions raised about Pentagon’s new sex change manual. Send 'em back where they came from. The military cannot be a nanny operation and do its job. I was a lifer and know what the job entails.
re Erdogan Purges 20,000 As Europe Voices Concern Coup Was Staged With "Prepared Arrest Lists"
Ralph Peters’ comments on the failed coup are spot on.
Turkey’s last hope dies
"Hell no, we won’t go: Thousands of Muslim ‘migrants’ in Germany evading deportation"
This reminded me of the "dirty war" in Argentina during the '70s, when the government would load political opponents onto an airplane, fly far out to sea, and then toss them out of the aircraft into the ocean.
100 nude women pose in Cleveland, reflecting on Trump
Where does he find all these women to strip naked for him at a moment’s notice?
And how does he keep the authorities off his back?