“The American College of Pediatricians released a statement this week declaring that gender reclassification of children, also known as “transgenderism”, constitutes child abuse!“The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex,” the statement, entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” began. “Facts – not ideology – determine reality.”
The first reaction to the leaked documents dubbed the Panama Papers is simply awe at the scope of the trove and the ingenuity of the anonymous source who provided the press with 11.5 million docs — 2.6 terabytes of data — revealing in extraordinary detail how offshore bank accounts and tax havens are used by the world’s rich and powerful to conceal their wealth or avoid taxes.Then comes the disgust. With more than 14,000 clients around the world and more than 214,000 offshore entities involved, Mossack Fonseca, the Panama-based law firm whose internal docs were exposed, piously insists it violated no laws or ethics. But the questions remain: How did all these politicians, dictators, criminals, billionaires and celebrities amass vast wealth and then benefit from elaborate webs of shell companies to disguise their identities and their assets?
“Detail on those dealings emerged in American Evita: Hillary’s Path to Power, a 2004 book by Andersen, a former editor to Time mag who has written for Life, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair. None could be described as conservative but Andersen is candid about Hillary’s political past.Hillary’s friends Robert Treuhaft and wife Jessica Mitford were “avowed Stalinists” who opposed the Hungarian uprising of 1956 and remained committed to the Communist cause. American Evita charts Hillary’s admiration for Marxist theoretician Carl Oglesby and Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky, from whom Hillary learned that “the only way to make a real difference is to acquire power.”After Bill Clinton left the White House, one staffer told Andersen, the entire focus was on “getting Hillary back in.”
“Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the king’s. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarch’s, punishing the “heretics” with jail sentences; property confiscation; fines; and in severe cases, torture and execution.One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain…Treating climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is—an unproven, controversial scientific theory—a group of state AG’s have announced that they will be targeting any companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change religion.”
“The U.S. Dept of Education opened a civil rights investigation into whether the Pinellas Co School Dist systematically discriminates against black children. The review will determine if Pinellas is denying black children access to the courses and special progs they need to be successful in high school and after graduation.It also will assess whether the district is denying black children access to quality teachers, school leaders and support staff…The Ed Dept’s Office for Civil Rights took the rare step of launching the review on its own initiative in response to “Failure Factories,” a yearlong investig by the Times that traced the decline of 5 schools in St. Petersburg’s black neighborhoods.The fed investign could carry the most serious consequences for the School Board and district leaders in the wake of the series.”
US seizes thousands of Iranian weapons, including grenade launchers, in Arabian Sea | Fox News
The crew of a U.S. Navy ship stopped a massive Iranian arms shipment dead in its tracks, seizing thousands of weapons, AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers that likely were headed to Yemen.The seizure, which unfolded in the Arabian Sea on March 28, was the third of its kind in recent weeks, military officials say. Iran has been supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen in their proxy war against a Saudi-led coalition backed by the US…The arms shipment appears to mark the latest provocative action from the defiant Islamic republic, which reported last month that it tested missiles marked with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out.” And the Iranian gov warned the U.S. to butt out of trying to control its missile program.”
“If you heard west coast FL “red tides” come from Lake Okeechobee discharges, you aren’t alone. You’re wrong. It’s time to flush that misinformation down the hopper. USF researchers now confirm what they have long known: Red tides aren’t born in the big lake, they start in oligotrophic offshore waters and are pushed into coastal waters by winds and tides. After years of study, researchers and colleagues at the university’s College of Marine Science have identified reasons why some years are worse than others for the harmful alga bloom,Karenia brevis, called “red tide,” when it occurs off the west coast of FL… scientists found that the ocean circulation on the W FL Continental Shelf — highly dependent on the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current — was a determining factor in the greatly differing red tide occurrences.”
“The doctor is disappearing in America.And by most projections, it’s only going to get worse — the U.S. could lose as many as 1 million doctors by 2025.Primary-care physicians will account for as much as 1/3 of that shortage, meaning the doctor you likely interact with most often is also becoming much more difficult to see.Tasked with checkups and referring more complicated health problems to specialists, these doctors have the most consistent contact with a patient. But 65 million people live in what’s “essentially a primary-care desert,”Without those doctors, our medical system is “putting out forest fires — just treating the patients when they get really sick,” said Dr. Olds, officer of the Caribbean med school St. George’s U, who is attempting to use his institution’s resources to help alleviate the shortage.
“An overlooked story is that Hillary isn’t far behind Trump in her unfavorability ratings among women. Our poll shows that Trump has a 68% unfavorable rating among women. But 58% of women say they view Hillary unfavorably. In fact, Hillary’s unfavorable rating was two points higher among women than it was among men.In every region: In the East, 39% view her favorably; 53% view her unfavorably; in the Midwest, her ratings are 36% favorable to 62% unfavorable; in the South, 36% favorable to 60% unfavorable; in the West, 38% to 54% unfavorable. Among women on the right and in the center: Her ratings among independent women, they are 24% favorable to 65% unfavorable; among conservative women, 10% favorable to 88% unfavorable; among moderate women, 42% favorable to 50% unfavorable.”
Gov grand Theft!! “The DOJ announced this week that it is resuming its Equitable Sharing program. “Equitable Sharing” sounds like a good thing… It’s just a cute moniker for a monstrosity (rather like the name “DOJ”).Equitable Sharing .. allows state and local police to get around tough state laws that limit how much property can be taken from citizens without being charged with wrongdoing…The Armstrong Economics blog pointed out last week that civil forfeitures by the feds amounted to $4.5 billion in 2014, which is more than the $3.9 billion that all of America’s burglars stole that year. It’s hard to imagine more compelling evidence of gross wrong…The onus should always be on gov to show that forfeitures are justified. The prop owner should never have to prove absence of wrongdoing, which is currently the setup.”
“As many as 1 million Americans will stop receiving food stamps over the course of this year beginning on Friday, the consequence of a controversial work mandate that has been reinstated in 22 states as the economy improves.The 20-year-old rule — which was suspended in many states during the economic recession — requires that adults without children or disabilities must have a job in order to receive food stamps for more than three months, with some exceptions. Many states have begun to reimpose the fed rule as the economy recovers, with the largest group reviving it at the beginning of this year. As a result, many recipients’ three-month limit expires today, April 1.”
“There’s a dreary predictability to the cycle of corp child abuse funded by the Fl Dept of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).It matters not whether the gov is a Dem or a Repub. DJJ’s patience with well-connected contractors is limitless.The evidence is summarized by Beall on DJJ’s decision — at long last, and long overdue — to cancel Youth Serv International’s multimillion dollar contracts to operate “rehab and nurturing” facilities for kids in trouble with the law.The Sarasota comp has been at the public trough since the Chiles admin, racking up bad publicity for the bad things that happen behind its walls. But writers were no match for YSI’s stonewalling. It took a whistleblower lawsuit to expose the emptiness of YSI’s claims of contract compliance, and the credulousness that passes for contract oversight at DJJ.”
“What will make Obama abandon his clown routine, display a modicum of maturity, and get serious about obliterating jihad and ISIS? Perhaps once ISIS goes radioactive, it finally will dawn on Obama that Islamic terrorism is no laughing matter. “Recent weeks have brought evidence that ISIS is actively seeking weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear material,” Vick wrote. “The evidence is piecemeal but alarming to counterterrorism experts..” Someone fatally shot Prospero inside his home outside Brussels 2 days after the terror onslaught. His job as a guard at a nuclear medical-research outfit raised eyebrows, as did reports that his access pass was stolen.Someone obscured a surveillance camera at the Doel nuclear-power station in 2014, then drained 17,200 gallons of turbine lubricant, nearly causing a reactor to overheat.”
This is Horrible!! “At this moment, someone’s computer and personal data are being held hostage. Many have recently become victims of the cyber-tactic known as ransomware, including hospitals, schools, police departments, gov agencies, and private citizens.Ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer hard drive or server and locks down or encrypts the info stored on that particular device. The virus then demands that its victim pay a relatively small fee in exchange for unlocking or decrypting the information.Many have been victimized due to recent public demand for interconnectivity among devices and the increased number of these devices, which create potential ransomware targets. The low level of expertise required to perpetrate these attacks means they are even more prevalent.”
A MN family company hoped to add hundreds of acres to its operation. But the land was connected to the Red River, 120 miles away, and would be subjected to the Clean Water Act permitting process.”The prop owners are fighting for the right to challenge the corps’ findings in fed court, while the corps argues the landowners cannot do so without going through a time-consuming permitting process that will likely cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.“We’re talking about the effect, direct effect on millions of land owners nationwide, couldn’t be a bigger precedent,” said the plaintiffs’ attorney.With the exception of Kagan, the court seemed nearly unanimous in its skepticism about whether the property is indeed “wetland” and subject to the act.”