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  • Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to be enforced

    01/22/2019 7:00:56 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the Trump administration's request to allow it to temporarily enforce its restrictions on transgender people serving in the military. The court, however, did not agree to review the legality of the new policy until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling.
  • Who decides when a 14 y.o. wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

    01/18/2019 7:11:10 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    The Recorder & Times ^ | January 18, 2019 | Douglas Quan
    In many ways, Max is a typical 14-year-old. He eschews soft music in favour of rock and heavy metal, likes to wear hoodies, giggles when he’s nervous and has a flair for drawing animals. He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next. His insecurities, however, run deeper than run-of-the-mill teenaged angst. “I have a male brain that doesn’t match up with the body I’m in,” says the Grade 9, Surrey, B.C., student, who was the female gender at birth. “It’s like being trapped in a cage.” Max is now at the centre of a complicated...
  • Washington D.C. restaurant is fined $7,000 for demanding a transgender woman show her ID before...

    01/18/2019 10:46:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 19, 2019 | ap
    FULL TITLE: Washington D.C. restaurant is fined $7,000 for demanding a transgender woman show her ID before using the bathroom - then kicked her out after she refused A Washington DC Cuban restaurant has been fined $7,000 for demanding a transgender woman show ID before using the ladies' restroom. Workers at a restaurant called Cuba Libre in the capital asked Charlotte Clymer for identification in June 2018 when she tried to use a women's bathroom, then followed her inside and told her to leave. Writing in a Twitter thread that has gone viral, Charlotte explained how when she went to...
  • Kevin Hart Visits Ellen for 'Honest Conversation' About Oscars Scandal

    01/03/2019 6:49:47 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 3, 2018 | Andy Swift
    In a somewhat surprising turn of events, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will serve as the first stop on the Great Kevin Hart Redemption Tour of 2019. The actor — who stepped down as host of the Academy Awards last month after refusing to apologize for homophobic remarks from his past — will appear on Ellen DeGeneres‘ talk show on Friday for what she calls an “incredible and honest conversation.” DeGeneres broke the news herself Thursday night, tweeting, “I had an incredible and honest conversation with @KevinHart4real about hosting the #Oscars. It was supposed to air on Monday. I don’t want...
  • Ricky Martin and husband welcome baby girl

    01/01/2019 12:32:34 PM PST · by libh8er · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1.1.2019
    Ricky Martin is starting the new year with a new bundle of joy. The Grammy-nominated singer announced the arrival of his daughter with an Instagram post showing off the infant's tiny hands. Martin says the girl is named Lucia. Martin's post didn't include any additional details, other than that the baby girl is healthy. Martin's post says his family, which includes husband Jwan Yosef and 10-year-old twin sons, have "fallen in love with Lucia."
  • Historic all-girls college is now accepting men if they identify as female

    12/29/2018 7:25:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/29/2018 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett, CP Contributor
    America's second oldest women-only college has announced it will begin accepting admission applications from transgender candidates, explaining that the school has “expanded its definition of womanhood.”In a statement, Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, announced that it will be admitting male students who identify as women — but will exclude trans men — beginning in the fall of 2019.The college's new policy says, "The college’s undergraduate residential women’s program will continue to admit and enroll students who are women and who live as women, just as it always has. It will also admit and enroll students who were not born female,...
  • Transgender state reps will make history

    12/23/2018 12:12:30 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 29 replies ^ | Dec. 23, 2018 | John Doyle
    NEWMARKET — Gerri Cannon and Lisa Bunker are slated to make history next month when they are seated as the first two openly transgender women to serve in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. They insist, however, that being transgender is not the whole of their identities. “I don’t identify myself as a trans person going to Concord, but I am a trans person in Concord,” Bunker said during a sit-down interview with Seacoast Media Group alongside Cannon. “It is important to represent. One way I think we can do that (is) to look at legislation from a trans person’s...
  • Rose McGowan and Partner Reenact ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ in Bizarre Video

    12/23/2018 5:28:51 AM PST · by skimbell · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 22, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Actress Rose McGowan has reenacted “Baby It’s Cold Outside” in a bizarre video with her gender fluid partner Rain Dove. The #MeToo activist released the video in hopes of proving that the lyrics are no longer acceptable to her delicate sensibilities
  • How Do Flat-Earthers Explain the Equinox? We Investigated.

    09/24/2018 8:38:22 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies ^ | 11/24/18 | Brandon Specktor
    The autumn equinox is upon us. On Saturday (Sept. 22), the sun will shine directly on the Earth's equator, autumn will officially begin in the northern hemisphere, and the length of day and night will be nearly equal across the globe ... or, "across the disc," if you're a flat-Earther. For flat-Earthers — the vocal online community of folks who believe the world is actually flat and science is a conspiracy — the equinox can be tricky to explain. Without axial tilt, the phenomenon in which the rotating, spherical Earth angles its poles toward or away from the sun, how...
  • Flat Earthers Call Trump’s Space Force Idea ‘Impossible’ (QAnon mention)

    08/11/2018 2:17:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 10, 2018 | Kelly Weill
    The idea that the U.S. is going to expand its might beyond the globe is a problem for people who believe we live on a disc. President Donald Trump wants a Space Force to expand U.S. military power beyond the globe. That’s a problem for flat earthers who incorrectly believe the world is a flat disc floating through space. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to launch “Space Force,” a sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020. The proposed branch would be reserved specifically for outer space operations. Military experts say the Air Force currently carries out...
  • Google Maps dumps its flat view of the Earth for a fully 3D globe

    08/04/2018 1:02:10 AM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies ^ | August 3, 2018 | Jacob Siegal
    Google has been on a roll with new features for its Maps service this week, from matching users to restaurants that they might like to adding battery percentage to location sharing. Rather than settle for two though, Google decided to end the week with one last surprise (which might irritate some flat-earthers). As of today, Google Maps will now change its perspective from a flat view of the planet to 3D Globe Mode (as Google calls it), giving you a more accurate view of Earth. On the previous flat map, Greenland looked to be about the same size as Africa,...
  • Latest 'Flat Earth' theory says Australia is FAKE - and if you think you've been there, you're wrong

    06/30/2018 11:50:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 213 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | Jeff Parsons
    There's a growing number of people who seem to think the world is, in fact, flat. But it gets better. They also insist that Australia is actually just one big hoax. According to a viral Facebook rant, the entire country (and presumably the 24 million people that live there) is completely FAKE. The idea resurfaced at a recent gathering of so-called Flat Earthers in Birmingham recently where over 200 people came together to confirm to each other that the Earth is nothing more than a giant pancake. The origin of the "fake Australia" post started on Reddit back in 2017...
  • I watched an entire Flat Earth Convention for my research—here’s what I learned

    05/13/2018 3:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Ars Technica | May 6, 2018 | Harry T. Dyer
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  • Flat-Earthers Explain Why We Don't Fall Off the Edge of Our Planet, and It Involves Pac-Man

    05/04/2018 4:41:24 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 50 replies ^ | 05/02/18 | Jeanna Bryner,
    More than 200 flat-Earth enthusiasts descended on West Midlands, England, this past weekend to "engage freely in deep and meaningful discussions," according to the Flat Earth Convention UK. The Earth's glorious globular-ness was proved more than 2,000 years ago by the ancient Greeks, but there's a small subset of people who think the planet is a disk despite enjoying the downward pull of gravity that could only result from living on a sphere. At this conference, they were presenting their scientific evidence for such a disk. One of the more interesting pieces of evidence came from speaker Darren Nesbit, who...
  • Why I Was Wrong About Flat Earth

    04/01/2018 11:09:06 AM PDT · by GraceG · 52 replies
    Stefan Molyneux ^ | 4/1/2018 | Stefan Molyneux
    One of the most viewed videos on this channel is a debate about the Flat Earth Conspiracy - and the surprising popularity of the video has prompted a examination of the proposed theory.
  • WATCH: Flat-Earther Rocketeer ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes Finally Blasts Off Into California Sky

    03/25/2018 6:52:22 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 49 replies
    tech times ^ | 25 March 2018 | Allan Adamson
    The rocketeer launched himself about 1,875 feet into the air on Saturday, March 24, aboard his Liberty One rocket before he landed in the Mojave Desert. Hughes sustained some bruises and had a minor back injury from the hard landing. His steam-powered rocket was also damaged but he came down in one piece. It was also finally mission accomplished after two failed attempts. "I'm tired of people saying I chickened out and didn't build a rocket," he said. I manned up and did it."
  • Flat Earth Conspiracy Theorists Will Gather at an Annual Conference This Summer

    03/11/2018 11:48:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03/05/18 | Melissa Matthews
    Rejecting the entire scientific community and more than 2,000 years of facts and research, people from all of the world will gather in August 2018 to discuss the theory that the Earth is flat. Created by Robbie Davidson, the Flat Earth International Conference Canada will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, this summer. In the fall, Davidson will host a second conference in Denver, Colorado. Davidson, who produces documentaries on YouTube exposing what he believes are false scientific claims, started the conference last year. The inaugural gathering was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. He told Newsweek that about 600 people attended...
  • Geno Smith: I May Be With Kyrie Irving on 'This Whole Flat Earth vs. Globe Thing'

    02/26/2018 10:51:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Ryan Wilson
    The former Jets and Giants quarterback wants to know whether you think the Earth is roundA short time after Geno Smith retweeted this Saturday from televangelist Joel Osteen -- "Your time is too valuable, your destiny is too great, your assignment too important to get baited into battles that don't matter." -- the former Jets and Giants quarterback posed this question: Geno âś” @GenoSmith3 I been studying this whole flat earth vs globe thing... and I think I may be with Kyrie on this... b4 you judge do some HW but what do you guys think? 9:23 AM - Feb...
  • Yup, Flat-Earthers Think the Falcon Heavy Launch Was a Conspiracy

    02/08/2018 5:04:29 PM PST · by Simon Green · 63 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/07/18 | Stephanie Pappas,
    Yesterday's successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket also sent an unusual payload into space: a cherry-red Tesla Roadster "manned" by a dummy named Starman and equipped with cameras that provided gorgeous views of Earth against the backdrop of space. But flat-Earthers aren't buying it. "People who believe that the Earth is a globe because 'they saw a car in space on the Internet' must be the new incarnation of 'It's true, I saw it on TV!' It's a poor argument," tweeted The Flat Earth Society, an organization dedicated to spreading the (incorrect) notion that the Earth is not round....
  • Flat Earth Update: Mad Mike Hughes Rocket Launch

    02/06/2018 9:02:24 AM PST · by 1_Inch_Group · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | MGTV History
    Mad Mike Hughes CANCELLATION of Rocket Launch Statement. Flat Earth Update 02/04/2018 | "Actually, it was the actuator" - Michael J Hughes. Mike explains why the rocket launch failed. Has Mike just run out of steam? "I'm a 61 year old man. I'm tired" Mike quoted as saying upon exiting