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  • California seeking to fine employers for complying with ICE

    02/19/2018 11:04:29 AM PST · 62 of 68
    Garvin to ptsal

    Fed laws trump state laws. The libs have lost power in the Fed and are now pushing there agenda via the states.

  • Sanders: Trump not speaking out against Russia 'is a horror show'

    02/18/2018 4:08:58 PM PST · 48 of 69
    Garvin to Libloather

    Bernie, they were with you until the beast bought you off.

  • Parkland Student Emma Gonzalez on Trump’s FBI Tweet: ‘Best Way to Deal With This Is to Ignore Him’

    02/18/2018 3:59:23 PM PST · 45 of 54
    Garvin to GuavaCheesePuff

    Not yet an adult nor educated on how to properly act.

  • Romney as Senate candidate promises not to ‘sit and wait’ on school shootings

    02/18/2018 2:04:41 PM PST · 37 of 37
    Garvin to C19fan

    Democrat Willard shows his true colors once again.

  • Notes on the indictment

    02/17/2018 10:38:01 AM PST · 30 of 38
    Garvin to Hojczyk

    I wonder if the Russians helped Obama in 2008 and 2012. Because Obama promised Putin he would have more flexibility after an election that hadn’t happened yet.

  • Russians indicted in special counsel's probe (truncated)

    02/16/2018 10:37:04 AM PST · 63 of 121
    Garvin to outpostinmass2

    They engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.

    Did the Russians want a Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump match up?

  • Russians indicted in special counsel's probe (truncated)

    02/16/2018 10:31:47 AM PST · 61 of 121
    Garvin to Eddie01

    That would be Reuben sandwich with Russian dressing.

  • Special counsel indicts 13 Russian nationals in Russia investigation

    02/16/2018 10:23:25 AM PST · 75 of 307
    Garvin to rightwingintelligentsia

    They disparaged Bernie Sanders, in favor of the beast, before choosing to favor DJT.

  • Justin Trudeau is on verge of legalizing pot for 12-year-olds

    02/15/2018 6:41:48 PM PST · 8 of 20
    Garvin to Bobalu

    Trudeau: All your children belong to us and shall be part of the hive.

  • Ex-New York City teacher & twin brother arrested. They used students to help make bombs (Tr)

    02/15/2018 6:28:18 PM PST · 4 of 25
    Garvin to Strac6

    Maybe it was a clock.

  • Ohio Parents May Lose Custody of 17-Y-O Child for Not Supporting Gender Transition Process

    02/15/2018 11:43:53 AM PST · 19 of 29
    Garvin to SeekAndFind

    Gender Ideology Harms Children

    Updated September 2017

    The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, 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. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.

    1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of male and female, respectively – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sex development (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs (also referred to as “intersex”) do not constitute a third sex.1

    2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one. No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward. People who identify as “feeling like the opposite sex” or “somewhere in between” do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.2,3,4

    3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-5).5 The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.2,4,5

    4. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty- blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.6

    5. According to the DSM-5, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.5

    6. Pre-pubertal children diagnosed with gender dysphoria may be given puberty blockers as young as eleven, and will require cross-sex hormones in later adolescence to continue impersonating the opposite sex. These children will never be able to conceive any genetically related children even via artificial reproductive technology. In addition, cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.7,8,9,10,11

    7. Rates of suicide are nearly twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ – affirming countries.12 What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88% of girls and 98% of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?

    8. Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to “gender clinics” where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures they will “choose” a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.

    Michelle A. Cretella, M.D.
    President of the American College of Pediatricians

    Quentin Van Meter, M.D.
    Vice President of the American College of Pediatricians
    Pediatric Endocrinologist

    Paul McHugh, M.D.
    University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Originally published March 2016
    Updated September 2017

    CLARIFICATIONS in response to FAQs regarding points 3 & 5:

    Regarding Point 3: “Where does the APA or DSM-5 indicate that Gender Dysphoria is a mental disorder?”

    The APA (American Psychiatric Association) is the author of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition(DSM-5). The APA states that those distressed and impaired by their GD meet the definition of a disorder. The College is unaware of any medical literature that documents a gender dysphoric child seeking puberty blocking hormones who is not significantly distressed by the thought of passing through the normal and healthful process of puberty.
    From the DSM-5 fact sheet:

    “The critical element of gender dysphoria is the presence of clinically significant distress associated with the condition.”
    “This condition causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.”

    Regarding Point 5: “Where does the DSM-5 list rates of resolution for Gender Dysphoria?”

    On page 455 of the DSM-5 under “Gender Dysphoria without a disorder of sex development” it states: “Rates of persistence of gender dysphoria from childhood into adolescence or adulthood vary. In natal males, persistence has ranged from 2.2% to 30%. In natal females, persistence has ranged from 12% to 50%.” Simple math allows one to calculate that for natal boys: resolution occurs in as many as 100% – 2.2% = 97.8% (approx. 98% of gender-confused boys). Similarly, for natal girls: resolution occurs in as many as 100% – 12% = 88% gender-confused girls.

    The bottom line is this: Our opponents advocate a new scientifically baseless standard of care for children with a psychological condition (GD) that would otherwise resolve after puberty for the vast majority of patients concerned. Specifically, they advise: affirmation of children’s thoughts which are contrary to physical reality; the chemical castration of these children prior to puberty with GnRH agonists (puberty blockers which cause infertility, stunted growth, low bone density, and an unknown impact upon their brain development), and, finally, the permanent sterilization of these children prior to age 18 via cross-sex hormones. There is an obvious self-fulfilling nature to encouraging young GD children to impersonate the opposite sex and then institute pubertal suppression. If a boy who questions whether or not he is a boy (who is meant to grow into a man) is treated as a girl, then has his natural pubertal progression to manhood suppressed, have we not set in motion an inevitable outcome? All of his same sex peers develop into young men, his opposite sex friends develop into young women, but he remains a pre-pubertal boy. He will be left psychosocially isolated and alone. He will be left with the psychological impression that something is wrong. He will be less able to identify with his same sex peers and being male, and thus be more likely to self identify as “non-male” or female. Moreover, neuroscience reveals that the pre-frontal cortex of the brain which is responsible for judgment and risk assessment is not mature until the mid-twenties. Never has it been more scientifically clear that children and adolescents are incapable of making informed decisions regarding permanent, irreversible and life-altering medical interventions. For this reason, the College maintains it is abusive to promote this ideology, first and foremost for the well-being of the gender dysphoric children themselves, and secondly, for all of their non-gender-discordant peers, many of whom will subsequently question their own gender identity, and face violations of their right to bodily privacy and safety.

  • Schiff refuses to revise Dem memo, but demands Trump release secret war memo instead

    02/15/2018 6:46:26 AM PST · 23 of 26
    Garvin to All

    MemoGate, you heard it here first folks.

  • Mika Warns Morning Joe Guests: “Go Back Home” if You Don’t Want to Discuss Gun Control

    02/15/2018 6:41:08 AM PST · 80 of 102
    Garvin to Skywise


  • Scoop: Trump endorses 25-cent gas tax hike

    02/15/2018 6:02:46 AM PST · 100 of 108
    Garvin to Mariner

    Next time I’ll use a calculator.

  • Scoop: Trump endorses 25-cent gas tax hike

    02/14/2018 5:46:55 PM PST · 94 of 108
    Garvin to Mariner

    One time 6usd charge to all registered road vehicles would cover the 1.5 trillion dollars.

  • Q - 02/13/2018

    02/13/2018 11:57:01 AM PST · 23 of 98
    Garvin to plain talk

    Well, excuuussseee me.

  • Q - 02/13/2018

    02/13/2018 11:40:31 AM PST · 17 of 98
    Garvin to plain talk

    It turned out, there was a treasure.

  • VA probe to allege Dr. David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tickets, airfare:[TR]

    02/13/2018 9:43:16 AM PST · 7 of 11
    Garvin to buckalfa

    Unfounded accusations.

  • Scarborough Criticizes First Lady for Not Speaking Out on Domestic Abuse: “Where is Melania Trump?”

    02/13/2018 5:41:44 AM PST · 47 of 87
    Garvin to governsleastgovernsbest

    Garvin Criticizes TV Host for Not Speaking Out on Domestic Abuse: “Where is Joe Scarborough?” There fixed it.

  • Marine Corps Eases Requirement that Has Inhibited Female Infantry Officers

    02/12/2018 3:27:06 PM PST · 55 of 91
    Garvin to MarvinStinson

    Chesty is rolling in his grave. Bears saying again.