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  • Mom of 8-Year-Old Gay Pride Marcher Responds to Critics

    07/01/2015 4:03:51 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 30, 2015 | Beth Greenfield
    There was plenty to marvel at during the New York City Pride March on Sunday, but one precocious 8-year-old boy stood out from the crowd: Desmond Napoles, of Brooklyn, who joyously strutted and vogued his way down Fifth Avenue in a rainbow tutu and gold sequined cap. And when critics reared their heads on social media Monday, suggesting his participation was inappropriate, mom Wendylou Napoles shut them down with grace and pride. “If you are offended, don’t look,” Napoles wrote, in part, in a lengthy post on the Facebook page of LGBT website NewNowNext. That’s where a photo of...
  • A portrait of Caitlyn Jenner on Father's Day: Kardashian clan unite ... to support transgender

    06/22/2015 1:29:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2015
    Complete Headline: A portrait of Caitlyn Jenner on Father's Day: Kardashian clan unite with Jenner boys to support transgender parent... and even Kanye's smiling Caitlyn Jenner celebrated Father's Day with her children. The former Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before her transition - threw a party at her Malibu home which was attended by her six kids and four stepchildren. She shared a picture of the celebration with her fans on Twitter along with a message of gratitude. 'Great day yesterday for Father's Day,' she wrote. 'We had so much fun off-roading. So much love and support!...
  • Dylann Storm Roof Photos Found on Website

    06/20/2015 10:34:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    nytimes ^ | June 20, 2015 | FRANCES ROBLES
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A website with a white supremacist manifesto features dozens of photos of Dylann Storm Roof, the man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston, S.C., posing with weapons, burning an American flag and visiting Southern historic sites and Confederate soldiers’ graves. It is not clear who wrote the words and who took the pictures, but it traces the evolution of the author’s racist worldview and concludes with a section labeled “An Explanation.”
  • Big list of drug-induced killers; Charleston church shooter may be just the latest

    06/19/2015 7:59:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 17 replies
    WND ^ | June 18, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    As WND has reported, Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was a known drug user who was caught with the powerful mind-altering narcotic Suboxone when apprehended by police during an incident on Feb. 28. Suboxone is used to treat addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin. It’s adverse effects include anxiety, irritability, depersonalization, confusion, suicidal thoughts and irrational, sometimes violent behavior. Other drugs linked to mass killers have more often been geared toward treating mental illness. According to a data set of U.S. mass shootings from 1982-2012 prepared by Mother Jones magazine, of 62 mass shootings carried out by 64 shooters,...
  • ‘What is WRONG with these people?!’ This message from NARAL Virginia is ‘twisted’ [photo]

    06/17/2015 6:26:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/15/15
    .....The pro-aborts at NARAL Virginia have really outdone themselves with this:
  • The Worrywart Generation: The Age of Debilitating Anxieties

    06/15/2015 12:19:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ron Ross
    ".....There are good reasons why society admires courage and despises cowardice. Fear is one of the primary subjects taught in primary and secondary schools both public and private. Teaching fear to young people is a kind of collective child abuse. We are raising a generation of paranoid neurotics. Our children are being taught, erroneously, that individuals and the environment are delicate and fragile. ....Those who are the most paranoid seem to know the least about the objects of their anxieties. For example, fear of genetically modified foods, glutens, and hydraulic fracturing are based almost solely on complete ignorance of these...
  • The damage Rachel Dolezal has done

    06/12/2015 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-12-15 | Jonathan Capehart
    The fascinating Rachel Dolezal story has more layers than one of those flaky Pillsbury biscuits. She’s the president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP and a professor of African American studies at Eastern Washington University, who was outed as not actually being African American. Her years of deception came to an end after her inability to answer a simple question at the end of an interview with KXLY television reporter Jeff Humphrey. “Are you an African American?” he asked. After a long, blinkless and blank stare, Dolezal said, “I don’t understand the question.” Chil’, please! Dolezal most definitely...
  • Hungry FBI Creating Fake Terrorists

    06/09/2015 7:42:36 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 8 replies
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | June 09, 2015 | Philippe Gastonne
    In the 14 years since 9/11, you can count about six real terrorist attacks in the United States. These include the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, as well as failed attacks, such as the time when a man named Faisal Shahzad tried to deliver a car bomb to Times Square. In those same 14 years, the Bureau, however, has bragged about how it's foiled dozens of terrorism plots. In all, the FBI has arrested more than 175 people in aggressive, undercover counterterrorism stings. These operations, which are usually led by an informant, provide the means and opportunity, and sometimes even...
  • Gays Who Accept Homosexuality is a Mental Illness ZOT!

    06/07/2015 8:32:59 PM PDT · by johnhankle177 · 37 replies
    Hello This is the first time I have posted so please forgive me if I have this topic in the wrong place. However, I had a questions and was hoping to receive some help. I am writing an article about gays who are against the homosexual agenda and thought I would include something in there about homosexuality and mental health. In the 1970s the APA changed the classification of homosexuality so it was no longer considered mental illness and many psychology and psychiatry organizations all over the world have followed. However, there was little basis at that time to think...
  • People in Blue States seek psychiatric help 50% more often than in Red States

    06/07/2015 8:17:27 PM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    newsmachete ^ | June 7, 2015 | Newsmachete
    People who live in liberal states search for psychologists on Google 50% more, per capita, than people from conservative states. Vermont has the most searchers for mental health help, at 74% greater than the national average, which makes sense, since it is a far-left state with a socialist Senator, Bernie Sanders, who likes to talk about the joys of rape. People in liberal Massachusetts and far-left New York search 55% and 56% more often for therapists as well (California, which you would expect to be worst of all, is "only" 41% above average). By contrast, in Idaho, (adjusted for population...
  • DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows

    04/03/2015 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4-2-2015 | University of Edinburgh
    Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on. Researchers found that naturally occurring changes to these proteins, which affect how they control genes, can be sustained from one generation to the next and so influence which traits are passed on. The finding demonstrates for the first time...
  • VIDEO: Conservative Lesbian Goes Nuclear On Transgender Activist... Live On-Air

    06/06/2015 10:57:51 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 39 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 06/06/2015 | Steven Crowder
    This week got pretty intense on Louder With Crowder. Scratch that; things got really intense. JJ Marie Gufreda is the voice heard representing the transgender activism side. Cynthia Yockey of AConservativeLesbian.com is the one heard representing the Lesbian side. You may be surprised to hear that many gay/lesbians feel that the transgender movement has hijacked their civil rights struggle. CYNTHIA: He is not biologically, he is not scientifically a woman. He is a woman only on the basis of his mental illness. On the basis of delusion. … These men enter all women spaces and refuse to leave. So women,...
  • DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

    06/04/2015 5:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2015 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. Previously large studies have shown that devastating events such as famine can scar future generations, making them more prone to obesity and diabetes. However it is the first time that the biological mechanism for the effect has been seen. Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered...
  • Left Exploits Mental Illness to Push PC Agenda (Jenner)

    06/02/2015 3:14:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 2, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    My grandfather was deeply mentally ill. He spent nearly a year in a psychiatric institution after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder; he heard the radio talking to him. He became suicidal. He spent years battling the condition, until he was prescribed lithium. For the next several decades, the medication brought his mental illness under control. Nothing would have been crueler to my grandfather than had society told him that his delusions were correct — that the radio was, in fact, talking to him; that the curtains were indeed threatening him; that he was normal, and that it was the stereotypes...
  • Deathbed Eurocentrism, and Rampant Ciscentrism ... Mark Steyn

    06/02/2015 12:13:58 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 June 2015 | Mark Steyn
    So I was pleased to see that my suggestion back in April that Bruce Jenner should be the Republican presidential nominee is gathering steam. For one thing, in her new identity, she's way hotter than Hillary: Across the Twittersphere Caitlyn was worshipped as a 'goddess', a 'goddess in human form', a 'goddess made manifest on Earth'. 'Caitlyn Jenner could f*cking stab me right now and leave me for dead and I'd die f*cking overjoyed we are not WORTHY OF THIS GODDESS', said one trans tweeter, and she wasn't joking. In the media, the talk is of how Caitlyn and her...
  • Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’

    06/02/2015 11:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | Sarah Boesveld
    OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident.But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.“My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told...
  • Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as ‘her’

    06/01/2015 10:06:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 167 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 6/1/15 | By Maggie Coughlan
    Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as ‘her’ By Maggie Coughlan Meet “her.” Bruce Jenner has revealed a new female identity on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair. “Call me Caitlyn,” the cover reads, revealing the former Olympian’s preferred name. In the image taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Jenner, 65, poses in a cream-colored body suit with her hands behind her body. Jenner reflects on the decision to transition from male to female in the cover story penned by “Friday Night Lights” author Buzz Bissinger.
  • U.S. must release all illegal immigrants claiming to be gay, bi, transgender: Homosexual activists

    05/29/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C, May 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual activists are demanding that any illegal immigrant who claims to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or “queer” (LGBTQ) be set free and allowed to roam the United States, essentially making LGBT illegals a class above the law.Dozens of members of United We Dream gathered outside the headquarters of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday to protest what they consider to be mistreatment that homosexual illegal aliens experience while in U.S. custody.They urged ICE, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, to stop detaining all illegal aliens who...
  • Our Crazy Treatment of the Mentally Ill

    05/21/2015 2:47:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    A Bronx man died in police custody last week after police responded to a 911 call. An Iraq combat veteran in El Paso, Texas, serving a two-day DWI sentence died after being subdued by guards. A woman died after being Tasered by sheriff's deputies in a Fairfax, Va., cell. What they had in common, besides expiring abruptly while in the hands of law enforcement officers, is mental illness. Denis Reyes was afflicted by bipolar disorder. James Brown reported being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Natasha McKenna had a history of schizophrenia. We used to warehouse the mentally ill in overcrowded,...
  • BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/13/2015 4:28:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 498 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5-13-2015 | Chuck C. Johnson
    Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit. ABC 6 previously reported that “Brandon Boshan,” not Brandon Bostian, was to blame for the deadly crash. (They have since taken down the link.) Bostian is a gay activist who previously worked at Target as a cashier before joining Amtrak, according to his LinkedIn.
  • All whites are racist according to Boston University Prof Saida Grundy

    05/13/2015 4:00:47 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Scott Paulson
    Saida Grundy, who is a new assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University, has taken to social media to spread her anti-white racism, according to CNN and a host of other media sources on Monday. She is African-American. At first, the university stood behind her by asserting that she had a right to freedom of speech. Colin Riley who is the Boston University spokesperson initially said that the racist comments came from Grundy’s personal Twitter account and she was simply exercising her right to free speech. He said that Boston University respects her right to do so....
  • Push to End Prison Rapes Loses Earlier Momentum (transgenders have a problem)

    05/12/2015 5:10:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 5/12/15 | DEBORAH SONTAG
    NEW BOSTON, Tex. — The inmate, dressed in prison whites with a shaved head and incongruously tender eyes behind wire-rimmed glasses, entered the visiting room with her wrists joined as if she were handcuffed. At 31, she had spent her whole adult life behind bars, and it looked like a posture of habit. She introduced herself: “My given name at birth was Joshua Zollicoffer, but my preferred name is Passion Star.” A transgender woman whose gender identity has been challenged by Texas authorities, Ms. Star herself is challenging Texas’ refusal to accept new national standards intended to eliminate rape in...
  • ‘Too many end in suicide’: The dark history of gender ‘reassignment’

    05/04/2015 11:57:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/4/15 | Walt Heyer
    May 4, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems.The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in the push for transgender rights, acceptance, and tolerance. If more people were aware of the dark and troubled history of sex-reassignment surgery, perhaps we wouldn’t be so quick to push people toward it.The setting for the first transgender surgeries (mostly male-to-female) was in university-based clinics, starting in the...
  • Bruce Jenner: 'I'm a Woman'

    04/24/2015 6:48:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 305 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Sean Dooley
    Bruce Jenner was once hailed as the greatest athlete in the world and later became a reality television star with one of the world's most famous families. Now, the former Olympian is revealing a secret that has caused him turmoil for decades. "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special two-hour edition of ABC News' "20/20." "People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part...
  • Bruce Jenner Began Reassignment in 1980s...Inspired By Story of Tennis Player Renee Richards

    04/24/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:28 EST, 24 April 2015 | By RACHEL MCGRATH FOR MAILONLINE
    New claims have surfaced suggesting that US Olympic herp Bruce Jenner started a gender transition process in the mid-1980s but stopped after he met and fell in love with Kris Kardashian, who became his third wife. Entertainment Tonight, quoting 'a source with direct knowledge,' said Bruce, now 65, talked about transitioning 30 years ago. By the mid-1980s, the Olympic gold medalist had allegedly started hormone therapy and electrolysis and had had plastic surgery to make his features look more feminine. Jenner found his own facial hair to be repulsive, the source told ET. The bombshell Entertainment Tonight report, broadcast Thursday...
  • VA Sends Veterans’ Medical Info To FBI To Get Their Guns Taken Away

    04/22/2015 5:35:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller and interviews with American veterans reveal a shocking government program: The Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming America’s veterans by getting them placed on the FBI’s criminal background-check list. The VA sends veterans’ personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids. Veterans deemed mentally incompetent or financially incapable are finally speaking out about the errors in the system and the fearful harassment they and their families face from the federal government. And it all starts when vets...
  • WA: Man who used .357 Sig to stop attacker was Open Carrying

    04/21/2015 4:17:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Not certain if the above is the same Brandon Walker from Yakima, but it seems likely.</p> <p>The gun was carried "open Carry"</p> <p>It was a 357 sig We think this person was trying to get the handgun by knockout hitting him in the head with a aluminum bat.</p>
  • Feminist Comedian to Fight Patriarchy by Telling Rape Jokes, Showing Vagina Onstage

    04/20/2015 12:53:52 PM PDT · by rightistight · 112 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/20/15 | Aurelius
    Comedian and performance artist Adrienne Truscott plans to fight against what she sees as male-dominated culture by telling rape jokes and exposing her vagina onstage. The act, called “Asking for It,” is performed by Truscott. According to her website, Truscott will be “dressed only from the waist up and ankles down,” and the show “undoes and does in the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between.” Her site continues, “With commentary from George Carlin, Louis C. K. and Robert De Niro, ducks, whistles and enough gin and tonics to get a girl in trouble, she...
  • Did Christian Parents Drive Their Child to Suicide Over Transgender Issues?

    04/10/2015 12:25:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/10/2015 | Michael Brown
    The headline alone is painful to read: "Transgender teenager, 17, leaves heartbreaking suicide note blaming her Christian parents before walking in front of tractor trailer on highway." The story itself is even more painful to read, while the loss of life is absolutely tragic.Is there blood on the hands of these Christian parents?What makes this story all the more heartrending is that the teenager, born Joshua Alcorn but who used the name Leelah to identify as a female, left a suicide note that was scheduled to be posted in the event of his death. (If you are a transgender advocate and...
  • Mental illness made the Germanwings co-pilot a victim along with his passengers

    04/02/2015 9:55:11 AM PDT · by onedoug · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2 APR 2015 | Robert M. Sapolsky
    What are we to make of Andreas Lubitz piloting a Germanwings airplane into the side of a mountain? There is an unhelpful tautology, meant to be explanatory, that arises at times like this. How could someone have done something this evil? Because they were evil. Or: How could someone have done something this heartless? Because they were heartless..
  • 'Insurgent' Star Shailene Woodley Eats Ants & June Bugs: Calls Them The ‘Future of Food’

    03/31/2015 11:18:11 AM PDT · by drewh · 53 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | Kipp Jones | 30 Mar 2015
    Insurgent co-star Shailene Woodley is cementing her reputation as a modern-day hippy. The actress, who recently attended a premiere for the aforementioned film barefoot, has now disclosed she likes to eat insects. While answering a series of questions for Nylon Magazine’s 16th anniversary, Woodley, 23, disclosed her lifestyle choices, answering questions about her favorite color, her dreams, and yes, her unusual diet. “I’ve eaten ants and that was great, uh, and June bugs that was great,” she said eagerly. “I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.” Woodley doesn’t just eat bugs, though, as...
  • Russell Brand Blames Capitalism and Fox News for Germanwings Crash

    03/31/2015 10:57:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 77 replies
    Killer pilot Andeas Lubitz’s mental illness was caused by living in a capitalist society, Russell Brand has claimed. In his latest video, the activist comedian says that 50 percent of people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lifetimes, asking: “Why is it happening all the time? Why are we living in the times of a mental illness plague?” The reason, he says, is Fox News. “The reason Fox News can’t be honest about what causes mental illness is that Fox News IS what causes mental illness. “Fox News are the propaganda machine of capitalism –...
  • Transgender Homecoming King Dies From Apparent Suicide: Report

    03/25/2015 5:21:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 64 replies
    msn.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Maria Vultaggio
    A year after Blake Brockington was voted homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, the transgender teen died from an apparent suicide, The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday. Brockington, 18, was the school’s first transgender homecoming king. When he was voted king, he told local LGBT newspaper QNotes: "I honestly feel like this is something I have to do. Nobody should be scared to be themselves, and everybody should have an equal opportunity to have an enjoyable high school experience." The transgender youth activist became open about his identity when he was a sophomore. He explained to...
  • Feminist Group Warns: Clapping is "Triggering," Use "Jazz Hands" Instead

    03/24/2015 10:06:04 AM PDT · by rightistight · 73 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/24/15 | Aurelius
    The NUS Women's Campaign, which states that it "exists to represent and extend and defend the rights of women students," is asking people to be "mindful" about clapping, as the loud noise could be "triggering" for some people. Instead, the group is asking members to use "jazz hands," as they are silent. This is not a joke. This is the actual tweet that went out:
  • I Eat Garbage to Save Money and Help Reduce Food Waste

    03/23/2015 11:42:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 50 replies
    Time/xoJane ^ | 3/23/2015 | Emiliy A. Klein
    ...Although bread is one of the easiest, most reliable items for which to dumpster dive — it’s thrown away all the time, it’s dry, non-perishable, and relatively non-pathogenic — I also scavenge produce, chocolate, and flowers from the garbage. Sometimes it can be pretty icky; various slimes attend the decay of vegetables and fruit, and dumpsters are occasionally coated in unidentifiable goo.... Although I’m not by any means rich (after earning an expensive college degree, I am, like many of my generation, right back to where I started: in the service industry... But, you might protest, (as have many of...
  • Judge says transgender man has plausible case he was mistreated at hospital

    03/20/2015 12:11:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 20 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/20/2015 | Randy Furst
    Jakob Rumble was in severe pain when he came to the emergency room of Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina with his mother. What happened next provoked a federal lawsuit by the West St. Paul resident and a decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson that is being hailed by national transgender and gay rights organizations. Nelson ruled this week that Rumble, who identifies himself as a transgender man, has built a “plausible” case that he was a victim of discrimination and mistreatment by an emergency room doctor on the basis of gender identity. She denied a motion by the...
  • NH's first transgender lawmaker arrested for hospital bomb threat

    03/12/2015 11:25:10 AM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies
    unionleader.com ^ | 03/12/2015 | KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
    Stacie Laughton, the state's first openly transgender legislator who was elected to the House of Representatives and then withdrew her candidacy days later, said Thursday that she is the person responsible for calling in a hoax bomb threat at a local hospital. After spending two weeks receiving treatment at a Vermont hospital for bipolar disorder, Laughton walked into the Nashua Police Department at noon on Thursday and turned herself in on a warrant for the Feb. 27 incident. “I have had a mental illness my whole life, and I guess this was my worst break with it. I was untreated...
  • White Cop Shoots, Kills Naked, Unarmed Black Man Near ATL (Video)

    03/10/2015 10:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    EURWeb ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    *A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot and killed a naked and unarmed African-American man who was said to be acting erratically in his apartment complex and possibly suffering from a mental illness, reports Reuters. This becomes third African-American man to be shot dead by police since last Friday, who either was or seemed unarmed. In Monday’s shooting, a Dekalb County police officer responded to a caller who said a man was “acting deranged, knocking on doors, and crawling around on the ground naked,” on Monday around 1 p.m. local time, county police chief Cedric Alexander told reporters. The officer confronted...
  • Our Crazy Laws on the Insanity Defense

    03/01/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    When a Texas jury rejected an insanity defense and convicted Eddie Ray Routh in the murder of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, it raised a question: If this guy isn't crazy, who is? Routh had a voluminous history of mental illness. After being discharged from the Marines in 2010, doctors hospitalized him because he thought a giant tapeworm was eating him. He had several more stints in psychiatric facilities and regularly took medications for psychosis. A few weeks before the shootings, doctors concluded he was a danger to himself and others. After his final release from a Veterans...
  • My Gender Is 'Fill In The Blank'

    02/28/2015 7:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Now that Time Magazine has told us that transgender is the new black, I’m going to say something politically incorrect: Your gender is not whatever you think it is. Put another way, there is no such thing as, “My gender is ‘fill in the blank.’”Unfortunately, Facebook didn’t get the memo, and so, according to AP’s Martha Mendoza, “Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.” (Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true.)One year ago, I...
  • Strong cannabis causes one in four cases of psychosis

    02/15/2015 7:32:34 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 301 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2015 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Full Title: Strong cannabis causes one in four cases of psychosis: Users three times more likely to have an episode than those who have never tried it ŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞŞ As many as a quarter of new cases of psychotic mental illness can be blamed on super-strength strains of cannabis, scientists will warn this week. The potent form of the drug – known as ‘skunk’ – is so powerful that users are three times more likely to have a psychotic episode than those who have never tried it.
  • Williamsburg mom prepared to face charges for abandoning “dangerous” son

    02/05/2015 2:53:23 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 190 replies
    wtkr ^ | 02/04/2015 | by Marissa Jasek
    Williamsburg, Va. – Kimberlyn Williams feels unsafe in her own home because of her 12-year-old son. “I am his mother and I do love him, but he`s dangerous,” Williams says. She says he’s so dangerous that she is prepared to face jail time to keep him out of the house, to not only protect herself, but her two younger children. “I have been hit, bit, kicked,” she says. “He has threatened to stab children at school, to kill them. He has these outbursts.” She says her son is now at Riverside Behavioral Health Center in Hampton. He was put there...
  • The forgotten history of Bruce Jenner: How the 1970s all-American hero ended up here

    02/05/2015 3:16:11 AM PST · by 9thLife · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | February 4 at 6:26 PM | Emily Yahr
    One day in 1977, about a year after Bruce Jenner shattered a world record to win the decathlon gold medal at the Montreal Summer Olympics, he met up with his sportswriter friend Barry McDermott to play tennis in New York City. McDermott suggested a match at his private club — but that wasn’t Jenner’s style. Privacy was never his priority. The pair went to Central Park, where word quickly spread that Bruce Jenner (Bruce Jenner!) was playing on the public courts. McDermott remembers the crowd growing, as he had known it would, gawkers pressed against the chain-link fence, watching the...
  • Male Couple Told They're 'Insane,' Can't Wed in Baja California, Mexico

    01/18/2015 9:45:09 AM PST · by dennisw · 43 replies
    .vice.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | 7:05 pm | Joey Muńoz
    The couple thought that they finally had everything lined up: Their paperwork for a marriage license, their attendance to mandatory counseling, and — just to be safe — an order from Mexico's Supreme Court to honor their request to complete the first same-sex union in the state of Baja California. But on January 11, in their fourth attempt at marriage since June 2013 in Mexicali, Baja's desert capital, Victor Manuel Aguirre and Victor Fernando Urias were met with closed doors and once more couldn't get married. Instead, religious conservatives picketed the municipal registrar offices (along with alleged non-interested parties meant...
  • Protect The Child

    01/17/2015 5:06:49 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/17/15 | Kelly Burke
    What does it take to protect a child from a crazy parent? Seriously, when is enough enough? In Tampa, Florida, a deranged father threw his beautiful, loving, precious 5 year old daughter off a bridge, in front of an officer. Tragic? Yes. Preventable? I say yes in this case. The government had lots of warning signs and took no action. i contend it is because citizens and law enforcement officers (LEOs), are too often afraid of legal reprisals, but that is a false fear.Here's all that the government knew, or could have easily known, which happened in the 24 hours...
  • Azealia Banks Wants To Kill White People With Her Inborn Witch Powers

    01/13/2015 1:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler Blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jim Treacher, blogger
    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS CONTENT THAT MAY TRIGGER ANYONE WHO IS OFFENDED BY RACIAL SLURS AND ENJOYS MUSIC.If you don’t know who Azealia Banks is, there are only two explanations: 1.You’re a racist.2.Just kidding, that was it. She’s a rapper/singer/whatever who’s less known for her music than for her feuds, or “beefs,” with more popular and/or talented artists. She picks fights with people like Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and then a bunch of other people you’ve never heard of because of #1 above. Banks has been forced to do this for publicity purposes, because her music sounds like...
  • Leelah's law Change.org petition receives 233K signatures in two days

    01/03/2015 2:46:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    FOX19 ^ | Jan 03, 2015 | Nathan Vicar
    (FOX19) - A Change.org petition asking to ban transgender conversion therapy following Leelah Alcorn's death has received more than 233,000 signatures in two days. The Transgender Human Rights Institute posted the petition on Dec. 31 asking President Barack Obama and the leadership of the House and Senate to begin the process of banning transgender conversion therapy throughout the nation. "'Conversion therapies' have been documented to cause great harms and in this case, Leelah's death. Therapists that engage in the attempt to brainwash or reverse any child's gender identity are seriously unethical and legislation is needed to end such practices immediately,"...
  • My Strange Addiction:The elderly man who wears rubber suits to look like a teen girl

    01/03/2015 1:36:07 PM PST · by woofie · 106 replies
    AOL ^ | January 2, 2015 | By RYAN GORMAN
    An elderly California doctor has gained a cult following on social media for dressing in a rubber suit while pretending to be a teen girl. Robert, a 70-year-old from Newport Beach, revealed his act on TLC's "My Strange Addiction." He is part of fetish group called "maskers." The masked man goes by "Sherry" while dressed as the belle of the ball, he told the reality show. He has been wearing the rubber suits for more than a decade. The septuagenarian does not give his real name, but claims to engage in the bizarre ritual "because I think I look amazing."...
  • New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost (Meat=Globalwarming)

    01/02/2015 5:28:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well. That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary guidelines comes out, it may push even harder than it has in recent years for people to choose more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods — at the expense of meat.
  • Ohio transgender teen's suicide prompts outcry

    01/01/2015 9:14:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    WTHR.COM ^ | : Dec 31, 2014 | WTHR
    When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness. After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn't make mistakes, that I am wrong. If you are reading this, parents, please don't tell this to your kids. Even if you are Christian or are against transgender people don't ever say that to someone, especially your kid. That won't do anything but make them hate them self....