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  • Elderly pro-life woman attacked outside abortion mill hospitalized with broken leg, bleeding head

    04/16/2019 8:21:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 15, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, April 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A well-loved pro-life sidewalk counselor was attacked by a woman exiting an abortion mill, leaving her with a broken thighbone and a bleeding head wound. Donna Durning, a sidewalk counselor for over 20 years, was outside the E.M.W. Women’s Surgical Center on the afternoon of April 13 when a younger woman who had been inside the abortion mill violently pushed her, causing her to fall on the pavement. She underwent surgery. Durning told LifeSiteNews that the young woman, who was in her early twenties, had gone out from the clinic to a car...
  • How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

    10/29/2017 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Elise Viebeck
    Briony Whitehouse was a 19-year-old intern in 2003 when she boarded an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building with a Republican senator who, she said, groped her until the doors reopened. She never reported the incident to her bosses for fear of jeopardizing her career. But she recently tweeted about her experience on Twitter as part of the #MeToo campaign, a social-media phenomenon that has aired thousands of complaints about sexual harassment. Some of the accounts have called out by name Hollywood moguls, media stars, even a former U.S. president. Other women such as Whitehouse have stopped short of...
  • Berkeley Offering Counseling to People 'Threatened' By Ben Shapiro (Snowflake laugh of the day)

    09/08/2017 5:14:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies ^ | Sept 8, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    The University of California Berkeley is making counseling and other services available to students who may be upset or "threatened" by conservative writer Ben Shapiro's upcoming appearance on campus. In a memo published on Friday ahead of the event, the University reminded students that support services would be available if they were to need them. Follow Alex Griswold ✔@HashtagGriswold UC Berkeley is offering counseling services to those upset by Ben Shapiro's speech We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging. No one should be made to feel threatened or...
  • Army chaplain awarded Soldier's Medal for tackling machete-wielding soldier to end hostage situation

    03/22/2017 5:02:04 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    KRTV-TV, Great Falls, Montana ^ | 3/21/2017 | Ariana Lake
    MISSOULA - Captain (Chaplain) Matthew Christensen, a 1992 graduate of Flathead High School, was awarded the Soldier's Medal last week for his actions that resulted in saving the lives of two soldiers. When Christensen went to counsel a soldier who was having a hard time, he didnt realize it would escalate into a dangerous hostage situation. Christensen spent much of the night counseling the soldier. Later, the soldier's roommate and another chaplain showed up at the barracks. Things got worse. The soldier called some family members, cursing them for abusive situations in the past. Christensen said, "And then he just...
  • EPA Employees Given 'Dealing with Change' Counseling Post-Trump Win

    01/28/2017 6:51:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 28, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Amidst employees in tears following the election of Donald Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency is offering counseling sessions on "dealing with change." [Snip] Topics included "How to deal with change," "How do you keep your composure and make better decisions under pressure?" "How can you spend your energy more wiselyand have more as a result?" and "How do you recognize and eliminate harmful habits that cause you stress?" The agency's Employee Counseling and Assistance Program held the sessions, which also covered "How can you stop yourself from getting hurt and/or angry?"
  • After Trump's Election: EPA Employees Were in Tears'

    11/14/2016 9:14:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 121 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 14, 2016 | 11:33 AM EST | Penny Starr
    People who work at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy are having a hard time coping with the election of Donald Trump as president, with many reporting depression and some being advised to take sick leave, according to an article published Friday by Environment and Energy Publishing (E&E). U.S. EPA employees were in tears, the article stated. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off, it stated. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory, the...
  • College offers round-the-clock counseling for students 'troubled' by Halloween costumes

    10/14/2016 10:50:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2016 | Rick Moran
    It's almost Halloween, and for colleges and universities across the country, that means numerous opportunities for students to demonstrate how sensitive they are to things like diversity, cultural appropriation, racism, sexism, classism, and any other politically correct "ism" that reduces the poor little snowflakes to quaking, quivering, wobbly bowls of Jell-O. How to combat the coming onslaught of emotionally painful violations of right thinking? One college is offering around-the-clock counseling for students who find some costumes too much to bear. American Mirror: The University of Florida wants students to know that if theyre offended or scared by Halloween, theres counselors...
  • HomeSinead O'Connor: Suicide Watch on Chicago Bridges

    06/24/2016 7:29:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 6/23/2016 | unknown
    Cops are on the hunt for Sinead O'Connor after someone in her family told cops she's threatening to kill herself. Chicago PD got a call from Irish authorities saying Sinead contacted her family an hour ago and said she was suicidal and planned to jump off a bridge in the Chicago area. We're told cops actually spotted someone who looked like she fit the profile but it wasn't Sinead.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison to Hire More Counselors to Address Microaggressions

    03/29/2016 4:17:50 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is in the process of hiring more counselors after students claimed that the university has a problem with microaggressions and racial bias. Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently announced university plans to accelerate the hiring of additional student support counseling services for student mental health issues related to diversity and climate. She also mentioned plans to have incoming freshmen attend a newly designed cultural competency program that aims to rid students of their biases before future transgressions are committed against the universitys social minorities.
  • White House wants to ban conversion therapy on minors

    10/15/2015 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/15 | Robert King
    White House officials pushed to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youths, pointing to new findings that debunk the therapy. A ban on the conversion therapy for minors was introduced in Congress on Thursday, following a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "The science rebukes this so-called practice and so do we," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a call Thursday. The report from the administration includes a consensus from an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association earlier this summer.The panel found that variations in "sexual orientation and gender identity are normal,...
  • Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

    10/01/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 9-22-15 | Peter Gray
    A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about how to deal with the decline in resilience among students. At the first meeting, we learned that emergency calls to Counseling had more than doubled over the past five years. Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life. Recent examples mentioned included a student who felt traumatized because her roommate had called her a bitch and two students who had sought counseling because they had seen a...
  • FBI Now Refers Some Potential Terror Suspects To Counseling

    08/07/2015 12:49:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 6, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The FBI is now referring some potential terror suspects to counseling in a new strategy to defeat homegrown Islamic State supporters. Rather than lock up everyone in the U.S. suspected of potential terrorist activity, the FBI will refer up to 10 percent of the thousands of people under investigation to counseling, reported The Wall Street Journal. Proponents of the plan told TheWSJ it will ease the FBIs investigative burden, and provide a possible off ramp from radicalization for some of the thousands of people in the U.S. interested in ISIS, especially minors.
  • Dem judge orders psych counseling for D'Souza [Room 101]

    07/14/2015 12:48:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/13/2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh DSouza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers DSouzas violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. DSouzas defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist DSouza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist DSouza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because DSouza was...
  • Daily Beast Attacks Post-Abortion Counseling

    07/07/2015 7:20:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Tory McClintock
    To the abortion absolutists of the left, it isnt enough that a woman kill off the life inside of her. She then has to be happy about it. Recently on The Daily Beast, writer Samantha Allen disregarded the voices of women who suffer Post Abortion Stress Syndrome and attacked post-abortion counseling offered by pro-life groups. Allen accused counseling services of peddling medical lies about the procedure of abortion. The author exploited the tragic post-abortion suicide of Stacy Zallie at age 21, whose parents founded The Stacy Zallie Foundation to offer non-judgemental post-abortion care in her memory. The piece bashed the...
  • Bill Cosby Quits Board of Alma Mater Temple

    12/02/2014 3:44:43 AM PST · by Enterprise · 4 replies ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | John Johnson
    Today, the 77-year-old resigned from the school's board of trustees, saying, "I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students,"
  • Conservative Writer Dinesh D'Souza Is Spared Prison Time For Campaign Finance Conviction

    09/23/2014 10:32:30 AM PDT · by drpix · 130 replies ^ | 9/23/14 | staff
    Conservative writer/filmmaker Dinesh DSouza was spared prison time today when a federal judge sentenced him to five years probation for violating campaign finance laws....
  • 'Painless death' or 'precipitous cliff'? Transsexual chooses euthanasia after failed operation

    10/05/2013 2:54:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/04/13 | Alexander Smith
    A high-profile case of a Belgian transsexual who chose to be killed by medical euthanasia after a sex-change operation turned him into a "monster" has highlighted the soaring number of people in the region electing to die this way and has raised fresh questions over the controversial practice. Nathan Verhelst, born Nancy, gave an interview to a local newspaper hours before his death this week citing his "unbearable psychological suffering" rather than a terminal or degenerative physical illness as his reason for dying voluntarily. "When I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new...
  • Group to Sue New Jersey Over Law Banning Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

    08/20/2013 8:15:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2013 | Michael Gryboski,
    A conservative legal group has stated its intentions to file a lawsuit against New Jersey over a recently signed law banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of The Liberty Counsel, confirmed to The Christian Post on Monday his organization's plan to file the suit. "We will be filing suit," said Staver, adding that the suit should be submitted "later this week." On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law A-3371, a bill that would ban the controversial practice of reparative therapy (also called conversion therapy) for minors. A-3371 enjoyed bipartisan support in...
  • Raelians defend Old Bridge, NJ third-grader who drew swastika for school assignment

    01/07/2013 9:12:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | Anthony G. Attrino
    An 8-year-old boy who drew a swastika as part of a holiday assignment at James McDivitt Elementary School did nothing wrong and should not have been reprimanded by school officials, according to members of the International Raelian Movement. The swastika is part of the official Raelian symbol, wrote Raelian Guide Thomas Kaenzig in a letter to Samuel B. Stewart, superintendent of schools in Middlesex County. There cannot be a more sacred symbol for us Raelians and this is also the case for the billions of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and members of other religions on this planet, Kaenzig wrote. The child...
  • Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

    06/27/2012 9:55:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 25, 2012 | Melissa Healy
    In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urged doctors to identify patients with a body mass index of 30 or more currently 1 in 3 Americans and either provide counseling themselves or refer the patient to a program designed to promote weight loss and improve health prospects. Under the current healthcare law, Medicare and most private insurers would be required...