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Saturday, September 28. 2019
Getting Real About Gender Dysphoria - Sifting through the truth and lies of “transgenderism.”
Anti-Defamation League Says ‘OK’ Hand Signal Is A Racist Symbol
That's not from The Onion, but should be
California Shocked To Find Bill Decriminalizing Retail Theft Resulted In… More Retail Theft
Who wants to leave California? Young voters can’t afford housing, and conservatives feel alienated
MacDonald: A Platform of Urban Decline - Democratic presidential candidates believe America is racist, yet they ignore the evidence on crime and ensure that racial disparities persist.
No Amount Of Journalistic Malpractice Embarrasses The New York Times
Is She Running Again? Hillary Clinton Has a Full Slate of Media Appearances Next Week
Wherever Joe Biden went, son Hunter cashed in
Today’s Deep Question From Politico: Is Impeachment “Just Another Day In F***Nutsville,” Or What?
Deep state blues. Who wrote that "whistleblower" paper?
WAS THE “WHISTLEBLOWER” PART OF A PLAN?
Guilty of what?
Quid Pro Quo and Cover-Up Allegations Against Trump are Falling Apart
The Trump-Ukraine whistleblower complaint looks just like ‘Steele Dossier 2.0’
Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge - Federal records show that the intelligence community secretly revised the formal whistleblower complaint form in August 2019 to eliminate the requirement of direct, first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing
Sneaky SOBs, spying on their own government. Drain the swamp
Dems' impeachment frenzy is the prelude to the coming time bombs about to explode in their faces
46% of Immigrant Muslims in France Want Sharia Law
It's about multicultural tolerance
How Palestinian Israelis Humiliated The BDS Movement
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re Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge -
The Deep State is out of control. There is no Congressional oversight and no one is held accountable for their actions.
I trust AG Barr and Durham because people I trust trust them (I just read that Barr is in Italy which is significant to the Russiagate hoax). On the other hand, Horowitz has referred Comey for criminal prosecution and nothing is done.
I have been waiting for hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee or the Senate Intelligence Committee but so far there have been none. At the moment, it would seem the entire force countering this lunacy is Trump, a few very good GOP congress critters, and some talk-radio personalities.
The Democrats will probably win a presidential election eventually (history suggests after Trump's second term or at most one term later) and if there is still significant number of swamp creatures when they do, this will all just go underground and the transformation of America will continue apace.
We don't have a lot of time and we don't seem to be getting ANY help from the Senate or most of the GOP congress critters. Most of the Republicans are as worthless as most of the Democrats are evil.
regarding the rapid onset gender dysphoria
It's been researched extensively by some bloggers that there's a concerted effort on tumblr to target specific kids into this "solution". Ones that are in the midst of the usual growing pangs of identity crisis and this is presented as a "solution" to what is a temporary "problem". (I'm not sure its a problem per se, but whatever).
My personal exposure to it by a kid that we have tried to influence with productive activities is that kids today being prohibited from working or having responsibility and being given trophies for just showing up are at a loss of also- what to believe, including in themselves. And since the biggest victim gets the attention and more importantly protection from being bullied (which while sounds horrible it DOES redirect bad behavior into fitting into normal boundaries. And gives kids the opportunity to defend themselves rather than having an adult fight their battles for them. Something that you don't get as an adult, someone to fight for you. You have to do it yourself. Hard times make strong men.
This is just another example of human engineering the masses into sheep.
The infertility is a bonus to the mathrusians who think humans are destroying the planet. Not THEMSELVES> others.
So: (1) The Intelligence Community rules governing whistleblower complaints were revised to include hearsay evidence (i.e. gossip) a few days before the well-organized and expertly-drafted, legalistic complaint appeared, based on hearsay. (2) Now this morning I read that the impeachment rules have been re-drafted by the House Democratic Majority to eliminate Republican participation via the full House votes to initiate the impeachment process, and later in the deposition phase when the impeachment articles are being assembled.
My Question: Does this mean that the Republican minority will lose its position as the ranking opposition in this process? One of the features of the former impeachment process is that all members of the chamber are entitled to question witnesses under oath. Has the House now changed the rules to completely eliminate this feature, and squelch debate? Is that what the populace is being groomed to accept with all these call for a fast process?
I've been following this on Twitter (I'm not on twitter, but one can read much of it on the web)
Stephen McIntyre, who is the person who uncovered the form changes, has been re-tweeting credible arguments against his position, such as this one:
In short, the applicable laws and policies have always allowed whistleblowers to report secondhand info to the inspector-general. The Inspector-general, however, required first-hand information before making a report to congress. He can get 1st hand information by his own investigating after after a 2nd hand report.
The change to the forms reflects the longstanding law/rules, rather than changing them. Forms were wrong before.
What strikes me as puzzling is the dog that didn't bark -- the whistleblower did in fact report first-hand knowledge of law-violations: The gossip that he heard or overheard about the President's phone call.
Also, there has been an ongoing investigation into who had been leaking contents of the President's phone calls, and the presence of this whistleblower complaint puts a legal minefield around any continuance of that investigation.
Isn’t it amazing how close this country is to complete tyranny? Just 70 years ago we were busy saving the world from what has firmly ensconced itself into one political party, most of the media, entertainment industry, 90% of education (all grade levels) and a high percentage of the Judiciary.
Anti-Defamation League Says ‘OK’ Hand Signal Is A Racist Symbol: Why I have no faith in the ADL, example #1.
No Amount Of Journalistic Malpractice Embarrasses The New York Times...or, why I despise, detest, and distrust the NYT (the WaPoo, too).
re Anti-Defamation League Says ‘OK’ Hand Signal Is A Racist Symbol
Alright . . . so when does saying, "OK" become an epithet equal to the taboo "n-word"?
BTW, has the SJW crowd invented an approved 'ok' hand signal? Sometimes one needs to gesture 'ok' when the hearing of the message is in doubt.
Was the whistleblower part of a plan?
An insurance policy. Trump might get elected as President, but he wouldn't be able to function as President. And just as Obama promised, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.
re MacDonald: A Platform of Urban Decline -
It is now a standard trope, implanted in freshmen summer reading lists through the works of Ta-Nehesi Coates and others, that whites pose a severe, if not mortal, threat to blacks. That may have once been true, but it is no longer so today. Just this month, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its 2018 survey of criminal victimization. According to the study, there were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations (excluding homicide) between blacks and whites last year, including white-on-black and black-on-white attacks. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent. That ratio is becoming more skewed, despite the Democratic claim of Trump-inspired white violence. In 2012-13, blacks committed 85 percent of all interracial victimizations between blacks and whites; whites committed 15 percent. From 2015 to 2018, the total number of white victims and the incidence of white victimization have grown as well.
Blacks are also overrepresented among perpetrators of hate crimes—by 50 percent—according to the most recent Justice Department data from 2017; whites are underrepresented by 24 percent. This is particularly true for anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate crimes.
Anti-Defamation League Says ‘OK’ Hand Signal Is A Racist Symbol
One of my old high school yearbooks has a photo from my physics lab. One girl, pleased with how the experiment is going, makes the "OK" sign. Another, of the Afro-American persuasion, looks on without any objection to the "OK" sign.
I'm still confused by gender. Can somebody explain? What is a gender and how do you trans it?
Yes it's very simple: We were all born as either a man or woman. Most people know this and accept this. But about 15% of the population is mentally ill and that illness manifests itself in different ways. One of those ways is to believe that they are not a man or not a woman. It is a mental illness (or more correctly a manifestation of a mental illness) and should be treated as such. To accommodate it is madness.
It's like this: if you're a guy and are uncomfortable acknowledging any aspect of your personality that someone important in your life disparaged as girly, you can feel better if you castrate yourself.
Re: The Israeli Boycott.
The only reason that the UN and the political left have sympathy for the "Palestinians" is that they are willing to completely ignore the personal conduct of Arabs. Just like they ignore the conduct of Blacks in America. This is happening because the UN doesn't have a good reason to exist. They haven't accomplished one single thing. Oh sure, they send troops to Africa once in a while, but that doesn't mean much. Instead, they charge hundreds of millions of dollars to have coffee meetings; where they talk about empowered women.
I would de-fund the UN. The money that they charge could be put to much better use by helping the people who actually deserve it. Not African welfare queens who have ten kids; but rather White South Africans who want to move to America.
Israel needs to kick the Palestinians out, once and for all. I'm talking about a mass expulsion. When it's all over, Israel should be almost 100% Jewish. And while I was at it, I would eliminate the Unions, the Knesset; and I would stop subsidizing the Kibbutzes. Jews all over the world have plenty of money, but they don't want to pour it down a rat hole.
It should also be noted that - back in the day - a fair few Palestinians were Christians. So when North American Christians were expressing solidarity with Palestinians, they were also thinking of the Christians within their midst.
I have heard that - in Gaza at least - Palesiinian Christians are being persecuted and driven out. Also, look at Bethlehem which did, at one point, have a good sized Christian population. Now, I understand, no more. The Christian Palestinians are being quietly driven out; I hope Israel is taking them in; so-called Christian countries are not.