June 10, 2023

Sunrise — 5:21, 5:41.




Lem the misspeller said...

when a sketch kills with comedians and bombs with a test audience.

gilbar said...

Medical Journal’s False Consensus on ‘Gender-Affirming Care’
Springer has decided to retract a paper, that received activist blowback, on a technicality.
Their new paper is based on survey responses from more than 1,600 parents who reported that their children, who were previously comfortable in their bodies, suddenly declared a transgender identity after extensive exposure to social media and peer influence. Mr. Bailey’s and Ms. Diaz’s sin was to analyze rapid onset gender dysphoria, or ROGD. Gender activists hate any suggestion that transgender identities are anything but innate and immutable. Even mentioning the possibility that trans identity is socially influenced or a phase threatens their claims that children can know early in life they have a permanent transgender identity and therefore that they should have broad access to permanent body-modifying and sterilizing procedures.

Within days of publication, a group of activists wrote a public letter condemning the article and calling for the termination of the journal’s editor. Among the letter’s signatories is Marci Bowers, a prominent genital surgeon and president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, an advocacy organization that promotes sex changes for minors.

isn't our Brave New World wonderful? If you disagree.. You'll be CANCELLED

Mason G said...

Has anybody else noticed that the same people who are unable to explain what a woman is are absolutely sure that fascists are right-wing?

DINKY DAU 45 said...

ANGEL OF EMPIRE ran out just wasn't good enough.Congratulatio s to 1st woman trainer to win a triple crown race.Castellano rode a brilliant ride.Best of all all animals and humans came back safe I am 0-2 in triple crown races this year.Hope to do better at Saratoga in August.EXcellent no excuses race

n.n said...

Within days of publication, a group of activists wrote a public letter condemning the article and calling for the termination of the journal’s editor. Among the letter’s signatories is Marci Bowers, a prominent genital surgeon and president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, an advocacy organization

The precautionary principle advises that boys and girls should be preemptively subjects of surgical mutilation, medical dysfunction, and psychiatric corruption. The very same principle followed by climate advocates, indictment advocates, diversity advocates, abortion advocates et al.

Narr said...

Neighbor boy is 10. Thinks he's a pirate.

His parents told him he could cut of his left hand this year, but would have to save up for the eye removal.

Lem the misspeller said...

Tweet: "Rep. @Jim_Jordan is demanding copies of #DOJ documents concerning the @FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid after being told by a senior #FBI official involved in the action’s planning and execution about multiple “unusual features” and “abnormalities” involved."

Big if true.

Lend credence to stolen 2016 theory.

ngtrains said...

Why does this remind me of the nursery school scandal of 30 or so years ago.

Psychologists talk to kids. Kids 'convince ' them that these people were abusing them.

kids were not scarred for life, but the adults ended up in jail.

Now they talk to kids and this time the kids end up suffering. Seems like all the EU countries have closed down
this farce. or is it a tragedy?

If the drs feel it's so important, why don't they do the surgery,, etc for free. Then all can say they did not benefit from this.

wildswan said...

In the Ukraine war everything strategic about whatever is going on is a secret and not to be discussed if we have any regard for the fighting soldiers. But this video which shows what trench war means in this war is not under the ban.


wildswan said...

This is the whole video, parts 1, 2, 3, 4 of the attack by Ukrainians on a Russian trench. It shows what "trench war" is in this war. It was taken by a drone. It might have happened awhile back but not too long ago since the area is covered with greenery.

1 https://twitter.com/i/status/1667488424515846144
2 https://twitter.com/i/status/1667492113695535105
3 https://twitter.com/i/status/1667493073855578114
4 https://twitter.com/i/status/1667497927445475337

gadfly said...

Mason G said...
Has anybody else noticed that the same people who are unable to explain what a woman is are absolutely sure that fascists are right-wing.

Most people don't give a shit because they already know that women are like Mamma and fascists have to be right-wing, and never the twain shall meet.

Robert Paxton, a Columbia University historian of fascism, . . . wrote after the [Jan 6] attack, “I have been reluctant to use the [other] F word for Trumpism, but yesterday’s use of violence against democratic institutions crosses the red line.”

tim in vermont said...

Well, that’s the kind of stuff that has to happen if Ukraine is going to clear the ethnic Russians off the land that fell in their laps in the fall of the USSR the way their hero, Stephan Bandera, cleared the Jews and the Poles off the land they were given from Poland by the Hitler Stalin pact. Hopefully they can do it without the death camps this time, but they have their national hero’s example to live up to.

These are the people our beloved CIA chose, right after the Cold War started, fresh from Nazi occupation, to undermine the Soviet Union, and what’s a little ethnic cleansing between friends?

As I mentioned a while back, the Democrats repealed the prohibition on propagandizing Americans, and here is a short video on The Ukrainian PR Army, which consults with our press, works on social media, etc, to make sure that you never hear the actual history of the conflict.


This war is real Triumph of the Will kind of stuff from Ukraine, and it’s likely that we get commenters here from time to time who don’t want us to objectively look at this war and its roots in history.

tim maguire said...

My daughter’s a perfectly normal heterosexual teen, but she calls herself omnisexual because she was feeling left out when all her friends adopted labels. One came out as a lesbian at 12, but then her first crush was on a boy (two years later). Maybe she can’t be a lesbian, but she can at least be gay if she decides she’s trans.

wendybar said...

"Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past.

In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here."

James "Higher Loyalty" Comey, then FBI Director, Statement on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System, 5 July 2016

wendybar said...

This article CLAIMS to be satire, BUUUUUTTTTT....

gilbar said...

what i find interesting; is that IF:
you mention that the Ukrainians and the Biden Admin are Lying, the 'proper' response it to say:
"Oh! So YOU believe the Russians!! Because you're working for Putin!!!!"

Because (according to 'proper' people) IF you Do NOT accept Everything and ANYTHING that Biden says..
IT MEANS; You're WORKING for the russians.
The idea that Both side are lying is inconceivable to 'proper' people.
Even conceiving of this, is PROOF that You are a russian spy.

Humperdink said...

"(Energy Secretary Jennifer) Granholm has come under fire for her stocks in the past, with CNBC reporting in January 2022 that she had violated a stock disclosure law nine times in 2021. The reported violations included stock sales that were not disclosed within the 45-day time period required."


Wut??? Violated the law??? No one is above the law, so the eminent Jack Smith tells us.

Dr Weevil said...

Here's 'tim in vermont' again, harping on a Ukrainian who's been dead for 63 years, and ignoring the thugs who are doing to Ukraine what he did to Jews and Poles. He pretends that all Ukrainians admire Bandera, though Wikipedia says he's in the top 3 of politicians most disliked in Ukraine (the other two are Stalin and Gorbachev, if you're wondering).

If a lot of Ukrainians admire him, so what? Lots of Americans admire such genocidal thugs and maniacs as LBJ, Andrew Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Lyndon LaRouche, and terrorist John Brown, and there are a lot of American 'tankies' who openly admire Stalin. Just yesterday, a lot of leftists were mourning the death of Ted Kaczynski on Twitter because he hated capitalism and murdered or maimed a bunch of capitalists. That did die down when a less-ill-informed leftist quoted some of the devastating and true things Kaczynski wrote about leftists, but they had no problem with glorifying a serial killer as long as they thought he was one of them.

Of course, there is no danger of any Ukrainian ethnic cleansing of Russians in Ukraine: most of them support Ukraine, and some Russians from Russia have even invaded Belgorod. The only ones who will have to leave will be those unwilling to live under Ukrainian sovereignty.

Which reminds me: I believe Belgorod oblast and other border areas are majority ethnically-Ukrainian, as is the Kuban, a huge area across the Kerch bridge from Crimea. Ukraine has never claimed these areas, whose inhabitants could (before the war) move to Ukraine if they didn't like being ruled by Russians, as Russians in Ukraine could move to Russia. If borders were redrawn by majority ethnic group, Russia would probably lose far more acres than it gained.

As for Triumph of the Will stuff, you need only to watch Russian television to see who the true Nazis are. On Twitter, the translators I know are @JuliaDavisNews, @francis_scarr, and @Kremlin_Yap, but I imagine there are others. The fact is that Russian propaganda is openly genocidal (someone has been checking off the ten characteristics of genocide and has lots of examples of all 10). They talk about burning or drowning children, killing two million or more civilians, raping all the women (one - a 'human rights expert' as I recall - said he thought the older women would appreciate being raped by handsome young Russians). They usually have six or eight on at once, and none of the others ever object much to the genocide or rape talk. They've been talking specifically about destroying Ukraine's infrastructure the whole time, mentioning gas, electric, water, and yes specifically dams. Also nuking London, Berlin, Warsaw, D.C., and so on. Just yesterday a professor (!) said that Ukrainians don't feel pain, so Russians are fighting the "undead": dehumanization is of course one of the top characteristics of genocide.

Of course, Putin is in fact committing genocide in Ukraine, with torture chambers, mass graves, mass flooding, and "filtration camps" where Ukrainians are sorted into those sent to Siberia (hundreds of thousands so far) and those killed for resisting.

And 'tim in vermont' is fine with all this. When he fills every open thread with obvious lies, never withdraws any proven lies or even acknowledges arguments against them, but just repeats them, we do have to wonder if he's paid to do this.

DINKY DAU 45 said...

A public service announcement for those who don't have the ability to read semi long writings or those who would really like to know what the former president 2nd indictment is about, the statutes and the time lines, the excepts from that fellas own video and audio recordings and the people that turned the dime on him from all avenues of his own administration, employees, secret service, his staff in admin etc. His own statements on how he never declassified the info he showed others and the obstruction and lies of a cover up. You need to have an open mind so I am sure most up in here will put their fingers in their ears, stamp there feet and cry foul, but if you would like to be informed BY VOICE, you don't even have to read it then here is that PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.
https://open.spotify.com/show/1ThqNEZVsv7DlMxEn7TSP1 free your mind the rest will follow!

walter said...

Hey, with the death of Da Unabomber, I wonder..
How we doin' on that Tranifesto?
Dragging their feet more than even the 1/6 footage. The comission took the extra step of dubbing in siound effects, to emphasize the horror. Ray Epps was just doing the crazy uncle thing when he claimed to orchestrate it. We know how uncles are.

"Robert Paxton, a Columbia University historian of fascism, . . . wrote after the [Jan 6] attack, “I have been reluctant to use the [other] F word for Trumpism, but yesterday’s use of violence against democratic institutions crosses the red line.”
Paxton's calculus should be updated to include guvmint agency actors setting up and inciting the worst insurrection ever.
More shots fired into Jabfly's two arms..because that's why arms were invented.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

That Air Natural Guardsman who leaked classified info to impress his friends should invoke the Hillary Clinton "No rational prosecutor" defense.

Fascists are left wing. The very heart of fascism is "Shut up. You're not allowed to say that." That's what we see from Democrats and progressives, but I repeat myself. The colleges and universities are run by the shutupists, as is the Department of Justice, the school boards and all of the big city governments.

Fascism, socialism, communism, Nazism are siblings. They all depend up suppressing dissent and using force to make people shut up.

wendybar said...

"Wang scored a sterling 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT exam (many Asian parents would probably be mad about him being 10 points short of a perfect score) and earned an eye-popping 4.65 high school GPA, thanks to advanced classes that enable students to achieve GPAs higher than the 4.0 associated with straight A’s.
He was rejected by 6 elite schools despite scoring 1590 on the SAT (out of 1600) and having a 4.65 GPA."

BECAUSE he isn't black, gay or trans. PERIOD.