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  • How Mental-Health Training for Police Can Save Lives—and Taxpayer Dollars

    08/15/2017 11:08:50 AM PDT · by pharmacopeia · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9 Aug 2017 | Norm Ornstein
    Yet since 2010, the two largest police agencies, the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County police, have handled 71,628 mental health-related calls—and have made only 138 arrests. Miami-Dade taxpayers were on the hook for millions of dollars from wrongful-death lawsuits; today, fatal shootings are down almost 90 percent. More than 20 percent of those in county jails had serious mental illnesses, costing many millions to keep them there. Recently, the decline in arrests and incarcerations enabled the county to close a jail and save taxpayers $12 million a year.
  • Charlottesville Killer was Schizophrenic

    08/15/2017 9:14:06 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 14, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Personally, I've never been very impressed by the, "He's mentally" excuse. It's fairly consistently trotted out as a defense for ISIS terrorists who go on rampages in Europe. The French authorities have already announced that the driver who rammed his car into a pizzeria killing a little girl is not a terrorist, but suffers from mental illness. It's unknown as of this moment if he's Muslim, but a number of past Muslim terrorists have had a history of mental illness. But the media left is fairly selective in taking that into account.
  • Transgender Man Self-Identifies As Disable And A Lesbian

    08/11/2017 6:34:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | August 10, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Transgender Man Self-Identifies As Disable And A Lesbian
  • Sinéad O’Connor is living in a New Jersey motel

    08/07/2017 4:24:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 149 replies
    Page Six ^ | August 7, 2017
    Troubled singer Sinéad O’Connor has posted an online video saying she’s suicidal — and living in a motel “in the arse end of New Jersey.” “I’m all by myself. And there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist, the sweetest man on earth, who says I’m his hero, and that’s about the only thing keeping me alive at the moment … and that’s kind of pathetic,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U’’ singer says, weeping. “I am now living in a Travelodge motel in the arse end of New Jersey” — Hackensack, she said. “I want everyone to...
  • Transgender and 7 years old, a strong voice against Texas’ ‘bathroom bill’

    08/06/2017 5:56:37 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 107 replies
    CNN ^ | August 4, 2017 | Nick Valencia
    TEXAS -- One of the most eloquent opponents of Texas' proposed gender bathroom law began identifying as a girl four years ago, when she was 3. It was at that age that Frank and Rachel Gonzales started to realize their child, Libby, wasn't living the life she was born to live. It wasn't always clear to them how best to support their first born. While on a family trip to California, Rachel took Libby -- then still called by her birth name -- to the toy store. It was there that things "came to a boil." "I said, 'You can...
  • Lawyer Hopes Blood-Sucking [Leeches} Treatment Will Return Sight - Blinded by Schizophrenic Son

    08/05/2017 4:37:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 August 2017 | CHEYENNE ROUNDTREE
    The leech man: Lawyer hopes nightly blood-sucking treatment will help return his sight after his 'schizophrenic son blinded him'A lawyer is hoping that a nightly blood-sucking leech treatment will help return his eyesight after his schizophrenic son allegedly blinded him in a blitz attack. John Dunlap, 80, is placing his trust in an experimental treatment that requires him to attach several leeches around his eyes so that one day he might see again. The lawyer from Memphis started the bizarre therapy after his bipolar and schizophrenic son Andrew, 41, allegedly attacked Dunlap and blinded him in 2015. With the help...
  • Transgender SEAL to Trump: Tell Me to My Face I'm Not Worthy

    08/02/2017 1:30:40 PM PDT · by hattend · 133 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 27 Jul 2017 | Paul Szoldra
    A retired Navy SEAL Team 6 hero who is transgender had a message for President Donald Trump after he announced the US military would bar transgender people from serving. "Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy," Kristin Beck, a 20-year veteran of the Navy SEALs, told Business Insider on Wednesday. "Transgender doesn't matter. Do your service." Beck said Trump's abrupt change in policy could negatively affect many currently or wanting to serve in the military. The RAND Corporation estimated in 2016 that there were between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender people serving. Many of them just...
  • Becoming disabled by choice... 'Transabled' people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies

    07/28/2017 10:12:18 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 48 replies
    National post (Canada) ^ | Sarah Boesveld | June 4, 2015
    When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident. But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher. “My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told...
  • Transgender Navy SEAL slams Trump for banning servicemembers

    07/27/2017 10:49:29 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 26, 2017 | Christopher Brennan
    Shortened title. Full title: Transgender Navy SEAL slams Trump for banning servicemembers: 'Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy' A transgender former Navy SEAL has spoken out against President Trump’s ban on transgender military members, saying he is preventing soldiers from doing their service. “Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy,” Kristin Beck, a retired SEAL Team 6 member who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, told Business Insider.
  • “Dude Looks Like a Lady” Photo Of Caitlyn Jenner & Steven Tyler Got Liberals Upset

    07/22/2017 9:37:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | July 21, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    “Dude Looks Like a Lady” Photo Of Caitlyn Jenner & Steven Tyler Got Liberals Upset
  • How the Left Hijacked the American Psychiatric Association and Normalized Personality Disorders

    07/17/2017 9:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2017 | Mark A. Hewitt
    Breitbart:  Trump Defense Department Delays Obama’s Transgender Push in the Military.  “The Pentagon is working to delay the July 1 deadline to fully implement the Obama-initiated policy that one year ago lifted the ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military.”  While the Pentagon directive to allow transgender men and women to join the military faces an indefinite delay this may be a good time to review just how America was ensnared with this Obama-era policy. The evidence is clear—the American Left succeeded in lobbying the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to eliminate some of the sexual identity disorders...
  • Dear Parents-to-Be: Stop Celebrating Your Baby's Gender

    07/11/2017 1:54:41 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | July 9, 2017 | Diane Stopyra
    For starters, gender-reveal parties don't actually reveal gender—they reveal anatomy. Gender is a wholly different thing, inextricably tied to the social constructs around it. (Fun fact: Blue used to be the color most associated with little girls, due to its association with the Virgin Mary. But Hitler—yes, Hitler—feminized the color pink by forcing gays to wear triangles in that shade during World War II.) A gender reveal conflates the two. Projecting gender perceptions onto a fetus becomes especially thorny when you take into consideration that, globally, one in every 1000 to 1500 children is born with a visible form of...
  • Steinem & Sarsour: What's next in Trump protest

    07/08/2017 2:44:05 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    NBCnews ^ | 1/23/17 | NBC
    Steinem & Sarsour: What's next in Trump protest MON, JAN 23 The legendary Gloria Steinem and the co-founder of the Women's March on Washington, Linda Sarsour, talk about what's next in this movement after a historic global protest.
  • MAN HAS BABY British man, 21, makes history by giving birth to baby girl (Trunc)

    07/08/2017 8:27:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 7, 2017 | Rachel Dale and Gary O'Shea
    PROUD Hayden Cross has made history by becoming the first British man to give birth. The 21-year-old, said of daughter Trinity-Leigh: “She’s my angel.” Hayden, born Paige, gave birth by caesarean. He put his transition on hold to fall pregnant by a sperm donor. Cradling his daughter the beaming parent said: “She’s perfect in every way.” And he told The Sun: “She is so good. I’m so lucky.” Following the birth Hayden now plans to return to complete his gender realignment as soon as possible. The proud father was born a girl, Paige, 21 years ago.
  • A Hot New Fashion Trend Has Men Dressing In Skirts, Dresses And 8 Inch Heels

    07/04/2017 6:55:43 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 93 replies
    eotad ^ | 7/2/17 | Mike Snyder
    How would you feel if a man walked into a business meeting wearing a skirt and 8 inch heels? 20 years ago that would have been absolutely unthinkable, but if one American designer has his way that may soon become the norm. When I saw photos on Facebook of Thom Browne’s latest line for men, I have to admit that I was floored. If you have not seen what I am talking about yet, you can do so here and here. Personally, I believe that men should dress like men and women should dress like women, but much of society...
  • Stephen Hawking fears Trump could ‘push Earth over the brink’ and start chain reaction which...

    07/03/2017 9:09:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 129 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3rd July 2017 | Jasper Hamill
    STEPHEN Hawking fears Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement could be the “tipping point” which wipes out humanity and turns our planet into a living hell.The British professor is worried that The Donald’s rejection of this plan to combat global warming could cause irreversible changes which doom our planet to a grim fate. 1 Will Donald Trump bring about the apocalypse? Professor Stephen Hawking certainly appears to think so In recent years, Hawking has become something of a doom-monger who is determined to sketch out a variety of grim fates which await the human...
  • If You’re Conservative, Here’s Why Elite Liberals Hate Your Guts

    07/01/2017 4:29:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2017 | John Hawkins
    In the “What’s the matter with Kansas?” era, elite liberals seemed to genuinely believe that people who didn’t vote for them were just poor, deluded saps who didn’t understand what was in their own best interest. Is that condescending? Sure, but at least it’s not hateful. At least it assumes that liberals still need to work to bring these people on board.Does that attitude still exist? Sure, to a degree. In fact, just this week, James O’Keefe caught a CNN producer on camera saying he thinks that the American voters are “stupid as sh*t.” This sort of thinking comes from...
  • Watch arrest, foiled escape attempt of man dangling from Gallier Hall flagpole

    07/01/2017 2:14:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/1/17 | KEN DALEY
    A mentally ill man who spent nearly four hours dangling from a Gallier Hall flagpole on Saturday (July 1), shutting down a downtown section of St. Charles Avenue, finally ended his disturbance around 1 p.m. and was arrested by New Orleans police. The unidentified man had snarled holiday weekend traffic on one of the city's most well-known streets, after harnessing himself about 25-30 feet above the hall's marble base around 9:15 a.m. and threatening to hang himself or jump. New Orleans police closed St. Charles Avenue between Poydras and Julia streets to all auto, pedestrian and streetcar traffic during the...
  • 'Gotham' actor Donal Logue pens emotional plea urging missing daughter to return home 

    07/01/2017 8:57:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | June 30, 2017
    The "Gotham" actor whose daughter vanished in Brooklyn earlier this week urged the 16-year-old to return home in an emotional message on social media. Donal Logue attempted to reach out to his missing daughter Jade early Friday morning on Twitter — nearly four days after she disappeared. "Jade. We miss you and love you. please come home," Logue wrote on the social media site. "If you can see this, just know I love and miss you dearly Jade, who is transgender and identifies as female, was last seen near the Barclays Center in Fort Greene around 2 p.m. on Monday,...
  • Pride parade takes over S.F. with celebration, protest

    06/25/2017 2:50:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 25, 2017 | Kevin Fagan, Trisha Thadani, Tony Bravo, and Evan Sernoffsky
    Hundreds of thousands of revelers descended on Market Street on Sunday morning to join the explosion of color and chest-thumping music as the 47th annual Pride Parade took over downtown San Francisco.