Thursday, June 16, 2022

‘Freedom Of Speech, And Freedom Of Reach’: Elon Musk Tells Twitter Employees Users Should Be Able To Tweet ‘Pretty Outrageous Things’ | The Daily Wire

Earlier this week, Musk made headlines for announcing that he voted for Mayra Flores — a Mexican-American Republican congressional candidate who won a historically Democratic district in southern Texas. When questioned online about who he was leaning toward supporting in the 2024 presidential election, Musk responded, “DeSantis.”

via www.dailywire.com

I've been thinking the same thing. I would like to vote for him, even though it would be only for sentimental reasons, being from the formerly cute state of California.

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Doctors, Psychotherapists, Liars and Butchers

via www.youtube.com

It could be worse. You could be a psychologist.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rubio questions Harvard on Fauci-China cover-up - The Spectator World

“It has come to my attention that in the early days of the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States, you, Harvard Provost Alan Garber, and Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley facilitated what would become a concerning relationship between Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Chinese property developer Evergrande,” Rubio writes in the previously unreported letter, which puts to Bacow the question of whether Harvard informed the FBI of these activities.

The article uncovered what one source, a senior figure in the US science establishment, characterized as a Chinese attempt to use the nine-figure donation to marshal Harvard faculty and experts who “could be relied on to support, or at least not oppose, the false narrative concerning the origin of the pandemic.”

via spectatorworld.com

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Five US Navy officers are fired in the space of six days over a 'loss of confidence' | Daily Mail Online

The Navy has not provided additional details as to why the officers were fired or why there were so many dismissals within a short span of time. 

Back in February, the US Navy issued a similar string of firings that relieved three commanding officers of their duties citing 'a loss of confidence' in the leaders' abilities.

At the time, Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Paul Newell said that while it's unusual to relieve an entire triad at once, it's not unheard of.

'It's not unprecedented,' he told DailyMail.com. 'It's happened before. Obviously, it's not desirable but the Navy holds their leadership and triad members to the highest standards. That's not changed.' 

via www.dailymail.co.uk

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The Battle Over Gender Therapy - The New York Times

Scott Leibowitz is a pioneer in the field of transgender health care. He has directed or worked at three gender clinics on the East Coast and the Midwest, where he provides gender-affirming care, the approach the medical community has largely adopted for embracing children and teenagers who come out as transgender. He also helps shape policy on L.G.B.T. issues for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist who is gay, he found it felt natural to work under the L.G.B.T. “umbrella,” as he put it, aware of the overlap as well as the differences between gay and trans identity.

It was for all these reasons that Leibowitz was selected, in 2017, to be a leader of a working group of seven clinicians and researchers drafting a chapter on adolescents for a new version of guidelines called the Standards of Care to be issued by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). The guidelines are meant to set a gold standard for the field of transgender health care, and this would be the first update since 2012. What Leibowitz and his co-authors didn’t foresee, when they began, was that their work would be engulfed by two intersecting forces: a significant rise in the number of teenagers openly identifying as transgender and seeking gender care, and a right-wing backlash in the United States against allowing them to medically transition, including state-by-state efforts to ban it.

via www.nytimes.com

I predict this will all end in tears.

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China Says Signal From Advanced Alien Civilization Might Have Been Detected

Science and Technology Daily reports that Tongjie and his team identified two groups of what were referred to as "suspicious" signals back in 2020 and that a further signal was identified this year.

The signals are certainly not proof of alien life just yet. Tongjie told the media outlet: "The possibility that the suspicious signal is some kind of radio interference is also very high, and it needs to be further confirmed and ruled out. This may be a long process."

via www.newsweek.com

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Here’s Why the South Texas Special Election Spells Doom for Dems in November

Flores's historic win will almost certainly send Democrats reeling just months away from November as the party loses its long-held grip on Hispanic voters. Vela won the district, which is 84 percent Hispanic, by 20 points in 2018 and 14 points in 2020. But record-high inflation, gas prices, and illegal immigrant encounters under President Joe Biden have driven South Texas's Hispanic voters to the Republican Party in droves. Flores, for example, defeated Sanchez in Cameron County, which is 90 percent Hispanic. Biden won the county by double-digits less than two years ago.

via freebeacon.com

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Monkeypox Outbreak: WHO Will Change Name of Virus - Bloomberg

The World Health Organization will officially rename monkeypox, in light of concerns about stigma and racism surrounding the virus that has infected over 1,600 people in more than two dozen countries. 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s director general, announced Tuesday morning that the organization is “working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades and the disease it causes.” He said the WHO will make announcements about the new names as soon as possible. 

More than 30 international scientists said last week that the monkeypox label is discriminatory and stigmatizing, and there’s an “urgent” need to rename it. The current name doesn’t fit with WHO guidelines that recommend avoiding geographic regions and animal names, a spokesperson said.

via www.bloomberg.com

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Can a State-Funded Charter School Require Female Students to Wear Skirts?

A state-funded charter school in North Carolina may not require female students to wear skirts because it counts as a state actor, the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concluded today in Peltier v. Charter Day School. The en banc court split 10-6.

via reason.com

I'd be more worried if the school were requiring boys to wear skirts.

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Beyond the Kavanaugh Scare: Dozens of Incidents Targeting Pro-Lifers Nationwide | RealClearInvestigations

An armed would-be assassin’s alleged attempt on the life of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh last week is part of a wave of violence, arson, vandalism, and intimidation targeting pro-life groups and government officials since the leak last month of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

There have been more than three dozen such incidents directed at crisis pregnancy centers and churches in at least 20 states and Washington, D.C., according to a tally maintained by LifeNews.com, an anti-abortion site.

via www.realclearinvestigations.com

Strangely, this is the first I've heard of most of these, and I listen to NPR every day.

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