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2017 Charlie Gard

CHARLIE GARD: Charlie Gard’s parents were unable to use the £1.3 million (about $1.5 million USD) they raised to transfer Charlie to the U.S. for experimental treatment. They’ve decided to start a Charlie Gard Foundation to help families in similar circumstances.

TRANNIES IN THE MILITARY: President Trump could save American taxpayers nearly $2 billion if he follows through on his plan to ban military service for severely gender-confused (“transgender”) individuals.

That is the estimate for the cost of the “transgender” military policy begun under Obama, accordign to a paper by Family Research Council.

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME: Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have linked chronic fatigue syndrome to variations in 17 immune-system signaling proteins, or cytokines, whose concentrations in the blood correlate with the disease’s severity.

The findings provide evidence that inflammation is a powerful driver of this mysterious condition, whose underpinnings have eluded researchers for 35 years.

“There’s been a great deal of controversy and confusion surrounding ME/CFS — even whether it is an actual disease,” said Davis. “Our findings show clearly that it’s an inflammatory disease and provide a solid basis for a diagnostic blood test.”

FAKE NEWS: The story of a nun who received Vatican permission to witness a Catholic marriage in a remote Canadian diocese with few priests has seized international attention — the implication being it may portend a new role for women in the Church. But the situation is far from unprecedented and is allowed under canon law.

I’LL POST MORE “INTERESTING BUT TOO BRIEF FOR A WHOLE BLOG” BELOW IN COMMENTS IF I FIND ANY MORE TODAY.

 

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How many?

Trans in military

A survey that asked, “Have you ever been a member of the armed forces?” received 6,546 “valid responses.” From that, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality inexplicably concluded that “approximately 15,500 transgender individuals are serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserve forces.” IOW, 1.2 percent.

Another study, one that was sponsored by the military, estimated that “the number of transgender individuals currently serving in the active component of the U.S. military at between 1,320 and 6,630 out of a total of about 1.3 million service members.” IOW, between 0.1 and 0.5 percent.

The first number makes no sense, given that the estimated trans population in America is only around 0.3 percent.

I’m inclined to believe in the lowest end of the estimates. For one thing, the highest figure for active duty was inappropriately extrapolated from a sample that included any past service. For another, I just find it difficult to believe that the average transsexual would want the military life.

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All That Matters

I absolutely 100% support President Trump’s recent announcement that trannies will be banned from military service. Period.

I tried to enlist in the Army once upon a long time ago. I never got past the first interview, because I needed allergy shots. The recruiter said a soldier who needed shots just to function was a liability in a war zone. I thought it was a very fair point.

And I thought of it again when my uniformed kids who qualified got free laser surgery.  So when the Obama administration got all fuzzy-wuzzy about trannies in the military, I was appalled.

The idea that taxpayers should foot the huge bill for all the counseling, hormones, surgery, and down time for a soldier to change genders made zero sense to me. Plus, they need hormone treatments daily! I just needed an allergy shot every other week. Sheesh.

2017_07 26 All that matters tweet

J.R. Saltzman’s comments support my own feelings. His full string of tweets are at the Twitchy link posted below.

2017_07 26 Saltzman tweets

As for the trannies who say they have been or are in the military … the nation does NOT owe you a military career.  If you’re such an overwhelmingly super duper asset that some CO is willing to put up with your gender issues, then God bless you.  Otherwise, you can and should be replaced.

If you want to let President Trump you support his decision, go here to sign the petition.

https://lifepetitions.com/petition/thank-trump-transgender-military

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Sleep Apnea Blues

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen.
http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-apnea/sleep-apnea

When I spent 9 days in the hospital it was discovered I had severe sleep apnea. I knew there was something wrong for years but I didn’t have the medical coverage to get tested for it. Having had a quadruple bypass in 2004, I was in the cardio unit and hooked up to an EKG. It was discovered that the reason I would suffer periodic blackouts was that my heart would literally stop for from 2-8 seconds. I use a VPAP (different from a CPAP) machine now and cannot sleep without it. It is difficult for me to go more than a few hours without sleep. As such, I spend a large part of the day sleeping and have trouble sleeping at night. Such was the case today, so I figured I’d get an early start on the babbling.

It is no secret that the democrats loathe the military and sometimes go out of their way to harm them. CtH has stated here that those serving, like her warriors, were miserable under the dictates of Barack H. Obama. The mightiest fighting force in the world was reduced to an insipid social experiment. All that ended today and the results were predictable. Unlike his predecessor, Trump LISTENS to the generals who conduct the actual operations.

Pres. Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called President Trump’s “guidance.” His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.
“Please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” the commander in chief tweeted.
Pres. Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces

GOP senators break with Trump over transgender troop ban
Multiple Republican senators broke with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced on Twitter that transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military.
In separate statements, GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Richard Shelby (Ala.) and Orrin Hatch (Utah) all criticized Trump for his decision that Obama-era rules allowing transgender troops to serve would be reversed.
McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, ripped the call and said that Trump shouldn’t be making policy announcements via tweet.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/343914-gop-senators-criticize-trump-over-transgender-troop-ban

Celebrities Melt Down over Trump’s Transgender Military Policy: ‘You Just Pissed Off the Wrong Community’

TRANSGENDERS ARE LESS THAN 1% OF THE POPULATION BUT UNDER OBAMA THEIR CONDITION WAS GLORIFIED INTO A CULT-LIKE OBSESSION.
The news spurred some stars to viciously attack the president, with some calling Trump a cruel bigot.
Star Trek actor and gay activist George Takei sent what appeared to be a threat to Trump, warning that he “just pissed off the wrong community” and said the president “will regret” this action.
Director Paul Feig called Trump’s decision “disgraceful,” while noted Trump-basher and actor Rob Reiner called the president a “hateful human being.”
Below is a roundup of the rage Hollywood stars sent toward President Trump in the wake of his announcement.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/07/26/celebrities-react-to-donald-trumps-transgender-military-policy-you-just-pissed-off-the-wrong-community/

‘We’re here, we’re queer, we hate the f****** president’: Furious protests erupt in New York and Washington DC after Trump bans transgender people from the military
Crowds descended on the US Army Recruiting building in Times Square in Manhattan on Wednesday night
More demonstrations took place in Washington DC outside the White House later in the evening
Protesters carried signs bearing slogans like ‘resist’ and ‘rise up’ in a show of defiance against the president
Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he wanted to ban transgender people from entering the armed forces
He said the decision was based on the cost of healthcare for those individuals which he said was a ‘burden’
The announcement was unanimously decried by Trump critics and sparked outrage around the world




http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4733888/Protests-Trump-bans-transgender-people-military.html#ixzz4o0RdS8pr

Just 23 Percent Of Voters Say Trans Enlistment Is Good For The Military
A Rasmussen survey taken last month found that just 23 percent of likely voters think the decision to allow openly transgender people to serve — a decision made by the Obama administration — is good for the military. Just under one-third of likely voters — 31 percent — think it’s bad for the military to allow openly transgender soldiers to serve, while another 38 percent thought it would have no impact.
President Trump defended the ban on the grounds that military policies should be oriented towards what’s best for winning wars.
“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” he explained on Twitter Wednesday morning.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/26/just-23-percent-of-voters-say-trans-enlistment-is-good-for-the-military/?utm_campaign=thedcmainpage&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social

Combat Veteran: War Is No Place For The Gender Confused
In a tweet series, Salzman recounted his experiences in Iraq in 2006, when he was stationed at an isolated firebase in the blazing heat and experienced constant stress from the intense nature of his job.
“Everyday was Groundhog Day,” Salzman tweeted. “Wake up and do the same patrols, the same shifts, every single day. It was so damn hot. 150° in the gun trucks.”
“The stress of being out there and doing the same job every single day eats away at you,” Salzman said. “The younger guys had problems with that overtime.”
“After stepping on each other’s nuts living in the same can for five months, guys were at each other’s throats,” Salzman added. “The stress made it worse.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/26/combat-veteran-war-is-no-place-for-the-gender-confused/

 

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A Big Day for America at SCOTUS

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly last year, I was heartbroken. Perhaps crestfallen isn’t too strong a word. We had lost a staunch, unapologetic conservative voice. With the prospect of a Hillary Clinton dictatorship hanging over our heads, all I could see was the court lurching even farther to the left. At the time no one could foresee the phenomenon that would be Donald Trump stunning the entire world by soundly thumping Obama’s heir apparent. I do not believe another person in the country would have had what it took to win … brash, determined, a viable message of success for the American worker and the guts to tell the chattering class to kiss his ass, political correctness be damned. Remarkably, Mitch McConnell put off hearings on Scalia’s replacement over the wailing and gnashing of teeth by Democrats demanding Obama get the chance to plant another liberal shill on the court.

Scalia – Portrait Of A Man & Jurist

THE LAST DAY OF THIS SESSION WAS A BUSY ONE

SCOTUS substantially reinstated all of Trump’s Travel Order.

The Court also substantially lifted the injunctions, except to persons who already have a bona fide connection to the U.S.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/scotus-reinstates-substantially-all-of-trump-travel-order/

Trump: Decision To Let Travel Ban Take Effect Is ‘Clear Victory For Our National Security’

“As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive,” Trump said. “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/trump-decision-to-let-travel-ban-take-effect-is-clear-victory-for-our-national-security/

Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute

A clear majority of Supreme Court justices ruled against Missouri’s refusal to include a Lutheran church in a grant program that reimburses non-profit groups for installing rubber playground surfaces.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/19/supreme-court-justices-side-church-playground-dispute/100648998/

SCOTUS: Blocking Church Daycare From Grant Money Is ‘Odious to Our Constitution’

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion and explicitly said that denying money for religious reasons is unconstitutional.

“The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution … and cannot stand,” Roberts wrote.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the majority. Sotomayor read her dissent from the bench and argued that the ruling imperils the separation of church and state.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/scotus-blocking-church-daycare-grant-money-odious-constitution/

Supreme Court Will Hear a Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

After turning down similar appeals, the justices have decided to take on this case.

Back in 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins asked Phillips to make them a wedding cake. The two “planned to marry in Massachusetts but then have a reception in their home state of Colorado.” They had to marry in another state because Colorado did not even recognize same-sex unions until 2014.

Phillips said no since “it would violate his religious beliefs.”

Buzzfeed continued:

Represented by the ACLU, the couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which found in 2014 the baker ran afoul of the state law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  A Colorado appeals court upheld that decision, saying that if the baker “wishes to operate as a public accommodation and conduct business within the State of Colorado, [the ColoradoAnti-Discrimination Act] prohibits it from picking and choosing customers based on their sexual orientation.”

The court added the law “does not impose burdens on religious conduct not imposed on secular conduct.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom may bring another appeal to the Supreme Court. Its lawyers represent “a florist in Washington State who turned away a gay couple seeking flowers for their wedding.” The state supreme court ruled against her and the group has stated that it will “appeal to the Supreme Court.”

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/supreme-court-will-hear-a-same-sex-wedding-cake-case/

Supreme Court declines to take up two Second Amendment cases

The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up two Second Amendment cases for next term.

The first case dealt with a San Diego ordinance that required San Diego gun owners to have a good reason to carry a concealed firearm outside the home.

The second case concerned two men from Pennsylvania who challenged the scope of a federal law that bans felons and some individuals charged with misdemeanors from possessing firearms.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/supreme-court-guns-case/index.html

Justice Thomas Calls Out The Supreme Court For Not Believing In The Second Amendment

“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous,” Thomas wrote after most members of the court declined to hear the California case.

“But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it,” Thomas said.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court’s newest member, joined Thomas’ statement on the court’s refusal to hear the case, calling the decision by the 9th circuit on Peruta v. San Diego “indefensible.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/justice-thomas-calls-out-the-supreme-court-for-not-believing-in-the-second-amendment/

I’ve heard that Trump very soon may be nominating another SCOTUS nominee. Kennedy may be retiring. Crypt keeper’s Mother Ginsberg will be rotting in her chair before the crone retires.

MAD MAXINE DID NOT APPROVE

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NYT Minimizes Pederast’s Heinous Crimes

2017_05 22 NYT weeps for Seattle mayor

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is stepping down following allegations that he sexually abused young boys, some of whom he paid.  Murray’s former foster son alleges Murray began sexually abusing him when he was 13.

The main point of the story is how very, very sad it is that the first openly gay mayor of Seattle won’t be able to run for re-election.

The NYT didn’t get around to mentioning the creepy pederasty allegations until paragraph six, though I noticed they did jump right on the “he grew up Irish Catholic” in paragraph eight.

And though the story discusses Murray’s political aspirations and political career at length, they never once name his political party affiliation.  One guess what party he belongs to.

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Snowflake Filter

During the summer of 2012, Chick-Fil-A founder Dan Cathy was quoted in the Baptist Press as saying he was “guilty as charged” when it came to believing in the biblical definition of the family unit.

Since then, the Left has engaged in anti-Chick-Fil-A boycotts, vandalism, performance art, viral freak-outs, and even an attempted mass shooting.

The latest absurdity comes from the student government at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh which fears that Chick-fil-A’s plan to open an outlet on campus will put students’ campus “safe space” at risk.

Meanwhile, another defender of the biblical family unit, Vice President Mike Pence, is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame next month.  Some students are protesting, saying he makes them “feel unsafe.”

Brit Hume tweeted: “Before long, these children will have to live in the real world.”

To which American Pie tweeted: “Can you imagine having to HIRE one of these emotional idiots? I shudder to think. Employers will need a ‘snowflake’ filter.”

This gave me an idea for job interviewers everywhere who want to avoid hiring snowflakes, without taking the risk of asking questions that could get them sued.

Plant some Chick-Fil-A bags in the trash can.

This simple device should trigger visible anxiety in anyone you really don’t want to hire by accident.

Chick-Fil-A in trash

If you really want to up the ante, add framed photos of President Trump and Vice President Pence along with an American flag or two.  🙂

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Completely Useless News

News of no real import, just incoherent babbling. You know — the usual.
Consider it a counterbalance to the thoughtful, well-constructed posts CtH does.

Making a real splash! 20,000 lesbians come out to party in Palm Springs for an annual weekend of fun in the sun at the world’s biggest all-female festival
Summer came early for the lesbian community, who flooded Southern California to soak up some rays at an annual five-day festival in Palm Springs that is entirely dedicated to lesbian women, and cultural appreciation.


FROM EARL:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4391956/20-000-lesbians-flood-Palm-Springs-Dinah-Shore-Weekend.html#ixzz4dqyUveI5

Rapper allegedly gorges on $600 seafood meal on Gold Coast then swims off to avoid paying

A WANNABE rapper who allegedly downed plates of expensive seafood before jumping into the ocean at Main Beach has said he ‘wouldn’t go back’ to the restaurant because the lobster was ‘overpriced’.

Terry Peck, 33, was today granted bail after he allegedly chowed down on two lobsters, a baby octopus, 21 oyster shots and drank a number of Coronas at Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant at Main Beach on Sunday evening to the tune of $620 before fleeing the restaurant.
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/police-apprehend-man-after-an-elaborate-chase-on-the-gold-coast/news-story/001dcb686a6e7c82223c6be280e8795d

You’ve got to be kidding! Foodies recommend swapping lamb for roast GOAT this Easter, saying the newly fashionable meat is tastier and healthier
Goat farmers say they have seen a 30-fold increase in demand for the meat
Animal is roasted in a similar way to lamb, but enthusiasts say it is tastier
But at £25 per kilogram, it is more expensive than top-of-the-range lamb

Some people enjoy leg of lamb for Easter. For us, it’s spiral sliced, honey-maple ham with gooey glaze, taters, DW’s corn casserole, and rolls. I think dessert this year is going to be jello cake.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4394084/Foodies-recommend-swapping-lamb-roast-GOAT-Easter.html#ixzz4dr2fQCgj

LaVar Ball: ‘Slow white guys’ kept UCLA from winning title, Lonzo played hurt in loss

Have you heard of this clown? He has a son that played a year for UCLA. He’ll likely be drafted by somebody in the NBA. He has two brothers in high school and a real piece of work named Lavar for a dad (along with the required white woman, of course). His dad played a year or two of basketball and now deems himself to be the patriarch of a budding dynasty. He’s pitching a deal with Nike shoes for all 3 of his kids to the tune of $1 BILLION dollars. You read that right. He plans to act as his kids’ agent to negotiate his contract. He insisted on sitting on the bench for every game and making a blue ribbon ass of himself.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2017/03/25/ncaa-tournament-march-madness-lonzo-ball-ucla-kentucky-sweet-16-loss/99612392/
http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/lavar-ball-slow-white-guys-ucla-basketball/2017/04/07/id/783166/

Connecticut HS Allows Boy To Run On Female Track Team: ‘I Do Hope I Inspire People’


Coaches at Cromwell High School are thrilled with freshman Andraya Yearwood, whose speed compared to biological girls makes the student a star.

Andraya clocked times of 11.99 seconds and 26.34 seconds in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, respectively, during the first meet of the season. Both times resulted in a first-place win.

“I have a spectacular female athlete,” coach Brian Calhoun told the Hartford Courant. “There’s nothing more to say. To approach it in any other way might create some sort of issue or conversation.”

IMAGINE… A “FEMALE” ATHLETE WITH A 5 O’CLOCK SHADOW.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/7/andraya-yearwood-transgender-athlete-stars-on-fema/

Researcher: Teachers Should Allow Ebonics Because English Grammar Is Too Hard For Minorities To Learn


MRS. CLEAVER: ‘ I SPEAK JIVE’
To avoid any hurt feelings some people may feel by attempting to speak standard, correct English, Gallagher wants to eradicate the stigma associated with Ebonics — or African–American Vernacular English, a nonstandard dialect of English spoken by some black people.

“I want to center the voices of the people who need to be centered,” Gallagher, a participant in the UW-Madison writing fellows program, told The Daily Cardinal. “As a white-passing person, I have a lot of power and privilege that should be shared.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/08/science-teachers-should-allow-ebonics-because-english-grammar-is-too-hard-for-minorities-to-learn/

I TOLD YOU THIS STUFF WAS REALLY STUPID

h/t TO THE EARL OF TAINT

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