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  • Why A Lot of Americans Don't Want To Befriend a Transgender Person

    05/21/2017 2:18:28 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 132 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/19/2017 | Samantha Allen
    Would you be friends with a transgender person? A full 27 percent of American adults on a recent YouGov survey said no. Even fewer—less than 20 percent—said they would be open to dating a transgender person. The disappointing but unsurprising results reveal a sad truth about the transgender rights movement: Cultural acceptance has tended to lag behind formal recognition.
  • ACLU lawyers blame 'Christian right,' GOP for Orlando terrorist attack

    06/12/2016 2:19:07 PM PDT · by bkopto · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 12, 2016 | Joel Gerhke
    Christian conservatives are responsible for the mass shooting at a gay bar in Orlando because they "created this anti-queer climate," according to American Civil Liberties Union attorneys. "You know what is gross — your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate," ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio tweeted on Sunday morning. About 50 people were killed last night by Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen born to Afghan parents suspected to have "leanings toward extreme Islamic ideologies." The FBI is investigating the attack as a "domestic terror incident." But Strangio — who "spend[s his] life fighting Christian homophobia...
  • Attack of the 90 Foot Islamic Virgins

    05/04/2016 7:24:55 PM PDT · by Lera · 33 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | April 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ibrahim Barda'aya had turned 54 and he was still single so he decided to go out and kill some Jews. But Ibrahim wasn't just a violent anti-Semitic racist. He was also lonely. According to his Imam, he wanted to die and get his 72 virgins in the afterlife. And he had stayed single to avoid the temptations of earthly women so that he could enjoy the 72 virgins who are 90 feet tall and so "white" that you can see the "marrow of their bones," who never urinate or menstruate, get pregnant or complain. In Pakistan, an arrested suicide bomber...
  • Best Lines of the Democratic Debate

    11/15/2015 5:57:13 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 14 November 2014 | Jacob Brogan
    Bernie Sanders on national security: "Climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism. And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say ... you're going to see all kinds of international conflict."
  • Fuming Chris Matthews: 'Thug' Ted Cruz Wants to 'Kill' Obama's 'Baby'

    10/23/2013 3:07:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies ^ | October 23, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Chris Matthews, conservatives have gone from wanting to kidnap babies to "killing" them. On October 1, the Hardball anchor insisted that Barack Obama "will not give up his baby" to pro-shutdown conservatives such as Ted Cruz. On Tuesday, still angry over the partial-government closure, the anchor fumed, "Today and in the future, Cruz will be remembered as the one who ignited the fire of government shutdown and general political mayhem." Matthews added, "He'll go down in history as the Mrs. O'Leary's cow of the 2013 disaster." According to the liberal journalist, the "thug" Republican senator from Texas thinks...
  • Abnormal Is the New Normal: Why will half of the U.S. population have a diagnosable mental disorder?

    04/15/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 120 replies
    Slate ^ | April 12, 2013 | Robin S. Rosenberg
    Although fewer than 6 percent of American adults will have a severe mental illness in a given year, according to a 2005 study, many more—more than a quarter each year—will have some diagnosable mental disorder. That’s a lot of people. Almost 50 percent of Americans (46.4 percent to be exact) will have a diagnosable mental illness in their lifetimes, based on the previous edition, the DSM-IV. And the new manual will likely make it even "easier" to get a diagnosis. If we think of having a diagnosable mental illness as being under a tent, the tent seems pretty big. Huge,...
  • City dwellers suffer most stress

    06/26/2011 2:56:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 26, 2011 | "Health News"
    [snip] "In addition, the incidence for schizophrenia is almost doubled for individuals who are born and brought up in cities. "These values are a cause for concern and determining the biology behind this is the first step to remedy the trend." He and colleagues studied a series of brain scans from healthy volunteers from rural and urban areas to reach their conclusion. Dr Pruessner said: "These findings suggest that different brain regions are sensitive to the experience of city living during different times across the lifespan. "Future studies need to clarify the link between psychopathology and these affects in individuals...
  • Video: Bobby Jindal says Obama told him to stop going on TV to criticize him

    11/19/2010 4:26:16 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 19, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Bobby Jindal says Barack Obama told him to stop going on TV to criticize him during the oil spill. In comments meant to plug his new book, "Leadership and Crisis," Jindal told Sean Hannity that Obama was so insecure about his public image that he actually tried to prevent him from making more TV appearances where he would criticize Obama for his failed response to the BP oil spill. Jindal’s new book went on sale earlier this week, and as other media has noted, he really chides the president in a way that sitting governors normally don’t do, which has...
  • Rush Limbaugh Hinting Obama is INSANE!

    11/08/2010 9:38:45 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 157 replies · 2+ views
    PERSONAL | November 8, 2010 | Ronbo1948
    Turn on Rush Limbaugh's radio program IMMEDIATELY! He's hinting Obama is INSANE!
  • Everybody Has A Mental Disease: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5.

    08/03/2010 5:42:45 AM PDT · by mattstat · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Step into my parlor, and let me wave my diagnosticulator at you. OK, let me just consult the book. Ah! Just as I suspected. Since you yelled at that IRS agent during your audit, we know you suffer from temper dysregulation disorder with dysphoria. This is normally seen in children, and is what we used to call a temper tantrum. Actually, it is a mental disease. When seen in adults such as yourself, it requires medication, if not confinement. It’s for your own good. And speaking of children, you have some, do you not? With a guardian such as yourself...
  • What an amazing night for progressives!(The lefts take)

    05/18/2010 11:41:44 PM PDT · by hope · 46 replies · 2,002+ views
    What an amazing night for progressives! In Pennsylvania, progressive challenger Joe Sestak defeated Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter in the primary! In Arkansas, progressive challenger Bill Halter is neck-and-neck with corporate Democrat Blanche Lincoln and firmly advances to a run-off election in 3 weeks. Lincoln only has 43% in a Democratic primary (unbelievable!) -- voters want change, and Halter promised tonight to "finish the job" in the run-off. Can you chip in an emergency $3 to help Halter "finish the job" in the upcoming run-off? Click here! Thousands of PCCC members contributed time and money to Halter's campaign. PCCC members chipped in...
  • Pelosi: Town Hall Protesters Are "Carrying Swastikas"

    08/06/2009 1:21:09 AM PDT · by rarestia · 106 replies · 4,678+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 5 August 2009
    Video at link Nancy Pelosi claims protesters are "carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare."
  • Martyrdom beckons Lebanese teen, but she really wants to direct (Movies or Martyrdom?)

    01/13/2009 12:15:45 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies · 1,072+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 13, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
    Reporting from Tyre, Lebanon -- Hiba Qassir dreams of making movies. She's ambitious and precocious enough. At 18, she's taught herself how to edit video and sound on a computer, and has her sights set on directing gripping social and psychological dramas. But if the movie business doesn't work out, that's OK. She has other dreams: perhaps to become a cop or a pilot. Or maybe a suicide bomber. "Martyrdom is the shortest way to heaven, and the history of martyrdom is not like any history," Hiba says. "It made victory. We wouldn't have achieved victory without these martyrdoms."
  • (Radical Islam = pro pedophilia) Al-Qaeda welcomes Michael Jacksons conversion to Islam

    11/23/2008 1:46:59 PM PST · by Righting · 55 replies · 2,415+ views
    allnewsweb. ^ | 11,22,08
    Al-Qaeda welcomes Michael Jacksons conversion to Islam 22-11-2008 Initial reports are already filtering through that Al-Qaeda has warmly welcomed Michael Jackson into their faith 'as they would any sincere new adherent' and are confident that this high profile conversion will prove to be the turning point whereby millions of young Americans, already disillusioned by the economic crisis that is sapping Americas confidence will turn to the Koran for inspiration. Sources close to Al Qaeda leadership are said to have have confirmed the open satisfaction of senior figures including Deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri regarding the pop star's conversion, according to some Pakistani...
  • Michael Jackson has converted to Islam: Report

    11/21/2008 6:41:37 AM PST · by Sir Francis Dashwood · 47 replies · 1,527+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 21 Nov 2008, 1911 hrs IST, PTI | Times of India
    Michael Jackson waves as he arrives at the Santa Barbara County courthouse in Santa Maria, California in May 2005. (AFP File) LONDON: Pop singer Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel. The 50-year-old star, pledged his allegiance to the Koran in a ceremony at a friend's mansion in Los Angeles, the Sun reported. Jackson sat on the floor wearing a tiny hat after an Imam was summoned to officiate -- days before the singer is due to appear at London's High Court where he is being sued by an Arab Sheik, the paper said....

    11/20/2008 6:18:47 PM PST · by CaptRon · 78 replies · 2,381+ views
    New York Post, via The Sun ^ | 11/29/08 | NEIL SYSON
    SUN EXCLUSIVE: MICHAEL JACKSON has become a Muslim - and changed his name to Mikaeel. The skint superstar, 50, donned Islamic garb to pledge allegiance to the Koran in a ceremony at a pal's mansion in Los Angeles, The Sun can reveal.
  • Michael Jackson Has 'Converted to Islam'

    11/20/2008 6:49:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies · 2,454+ views ^ | November 21, 2008 | Staff
    MICHAEL Jackson has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel, according to reports. The singer wore traditional Islamic dress as he pledged his allegiance to the Koran at a friend's home in Los Angeles, The Sun reports. Jackson, who was raised a Jehovah's Witness, reportedly decided to convert after discussing religion with a music producer and songwriter on his new album - both of whom were converts to Islam. The Sun reported singer Yousef Islam - formerly knowns as Cat Stevens - turned up to help Jackson celebrate.
  • Fascist America, in 10 easy steps - (Major BARF Alert)

    04/24/2007 8:03:38 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 36 replies · 1,228+ views ^ | 4/24/07 | Naomi Wolf
    From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all Tuesday April 24, 2007 The Guardian Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. Within a matter of days, democracy had been closed down: the coup leaders declared martial law, sent armed soldiers into residential areas, took over...
  • The Apparat: George W. Bush's back-door political machine (Fascinating BARF)

    03/18/2004 5:30:55 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 16 replies · 160+ views
    Axis of Logic ^ | March 18, 2004 | Jerry M. Landay
    (snip) The Cohort In its latest report, called The Axis of Ideology, the NCRP has identified at least 350 tax-exempt, ostensibly non-partisan organizations within the right-wing's activist front, many operating at regional, state, and local levels. They have penetrated the three branches of the federal government, and dominate the political debate. They guide and oversee the agenda that directs White House action (or inaction). Two of these organizations housed the planners who invented the Iraq war. Rob Stein, an independent Washington researcher, follows the money flow to the radical activist establishment. He estimates that since the early 1970s at least...
  • Dennis Prager: Iran Clarifies the Middle East

    12/29/2003 9:53:57 PM PST · by quidnunc · 27 replies · 714+ views
    Town Hall ^ | December 30, 2003 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to understand the Middle East conflict, Iran has just provided all you need to know.   A massive earthquake kills between 20,000 and 40,000 Iranians, and the government of Iran announces that help is welcome from every country in the world … except Israel.  This little-reported news item is of great significance. It begs commentary.  Israel not only has the world's most experienced crews in quickly finding survivors in bombed out buildings, it is also a mere two-hour flight from Iran. In other words, no country in the world would come close to Israel in its ability...