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  • Warren Applauds Transgender 9-Year-Old, Suggests Child Choose Education Secretary

    10/11/2019 12:54:32 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/19
    Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) applauded a nine-year-old child who claims to be transgender during Thursday night’s CNN Equality Town Hall, and she suggested that the child assist her with choosing her education secretary, should she be elected. “I want to make sure that the person I think is the right secretary of education meets you and hears your story, and then I want you to tell me if you think that’s the right person and then we’ll make the deal,” Warren said.
  • We don’t need Red Flag laws – we have the tools in place to help the mentally ill

    10/11/2019 12:50:36 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Broad+Liberty ^ | October 10, 2019 | John R Lott Jr
    Everyone wants to stop dangerous people from getting guns. The hot new policy option before this committee is Red Flag laws, which take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. But there is a much more effective alternative already in place. They are known as Baker Act statutes (Pennsylvania’s is called the “Mental Health Procedures Act”), and have been around since the early 1970s. They allow police, doctors and family members to have someone typically held in most states for a 72-hour mental health examination based upon a simple reasonableness test – little more than a...
  • Suicide and the 'Opioid Crisis'

    10/08/2019 6:33:33 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 42 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 10/03/9 | Red Lawhern PHD
    The continuing exodus of healthcare providers out of pain management is especially obnoxious in light of the fact that no less an authority than the American Medical Association has repudiated the central logic of the 2016 CDC Guidelines, used widely as an excuse for restricting patient access. We must also recognize that America’s opioid and suicide crises are much larger than just prescribing or even street drugs. The factors which cause people to be increasingly vulnerable to addiction and suicide are largely socio-economic.
  • Clinical Depression and President Lincoln

    10/07/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 2005 | Josh W. Shenk
    Lincoln "told Me that he felt like Committing Suicide often," remembered Mentor Graham, a schoolteacher... Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. With Lincoln we have a man whose depression spurred him, painfully, to examine the core of his soul; whose hard work to stay alive helped him develop crucial skills and capacities, even as his depression lingered hauntingly; and whose inimitable character...
  • Girls are skipping school to avoid sharing gender neutral toilets with boys (tr)

    10/06/2019 11:32:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 5, 2019 | Sanchez Manning
    Gender-neutral toilets in schools have left girls feeling unsafe and even put their health at risk, parents and teachers have warned. Girls who are menstruating are so anxious about sharing facilities with boys that some are staying at home for fear of being made to feel 'period shame'. With a growing number of both primary and secondary schools installing unisex toilets, some girls are risking infections by refusing to urinate all day. Others are so fearful they have stopped drinking liquids at school.
  • Texas police were warned about Odessa mass shooter 8 years ago

    10/03/2019 7:12:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    NYP ^ | September 30, 2019 | Tamar Lapin
    Police were warned that the gunman who killed seven people and wounded 25 in Texas last month was planning an attack eight years ago, according to newly revealed police reports. Seth Ator’s mother reported to cops in February 2011 that her son was refusing to take his mental health medication and had threatened to kill himself in a shootout with police, CNN reported. The worried mom shared a recording with cops, in which Ator declared “911 will bow down before me.” When officers in Amarillo, Texas, showed up to her home in 2011, they found what they interpreted as preparations...
  • Ex-Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson brands Greta Thunberg a ‘spoilt brat’ and says the 16-year-old ..

    09/30/2019 4:52:53 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 51 replies
    dm ^ | 9/29/2019 | milly vincent
    Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has called 16-year-old eco activist Greta Thunberg a ‘spoilt brat’ after she told the United Nations they had ruined her childhood with climate change. Speaking at the United nations on Monday Greta broke down in tears while furiously scolding international delegates for not taking responsibility for fixing the planet's warming climate. 'I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,' the Swedish...
  • Friends, relatives, sanity, and health: The costs of politics (Liberals suffer mental distress)

    09/26/2019 11:17:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    PLOS ^ | September 25, 2019 | Kevin B. Smith , Matthew V. Hibbing, John R. Hibbing
    Political scientists have long known that political involvement exacts costs but they have typically defined these costs in relatively narrow, largely economic terms. Though anecdotal evidence suggests that the costs of politics may in fact extend beyond economics to frayed personal relationships, compromised emotional stability, and even physical problems, no systematic evidence on these broader costs exists. We construct and validate batteries of survey items that delineate the physical, social, and emotional costs of political engagement and administer these items to a demographically representative sample of U.S. adults. The results suggest that a large number of Americans (read Liberals) believe...
  • Scoldilocks, Or the Story of Greta Thunberg

    09/26/2019 10:26:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 51 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 25, 2019 | Scott McKay
    Scoldilocks, Or the Story of Greta Thunberg A pair of Scandinavian leftists pimp out their Asperger’s-suffering daughter to push global warming, and chaos ensues. Monday was the culmination of a year’s worth of programmatic, propagandistic proselytization, as a 16-year-old Swedish child with a developmental disability took to a podium at the United Nations to harangue and insult the leaders of the free world over the supposed “mass extinction” that is coming as a result of global warming.Sorry. “Climate change,” as though that is somehow a tragic event; never mind the fact that the climate changes four times per year in...
  • KA-CHING! Angry Teen Environmentalist ‘Wins’ $100,000 In ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Award

    09/25/2019 9:21:55 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09-25-19 | Joseph Curl
    Greta Thunberg, the angry young climatologist making headlines all over the world, has “won” 1 million Swedish kronor ($103,000) for her angry crusade to stop global warming. The 16-year-old is among four people named as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also called the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” “We honour and support courageous people solving global problems,” says their website. What problem Thunberg has “solved” is unclear. “Thunberg is the powerful voice of a young generation that will have to bear the consequences of today’s political failure to stop climate change. Her resolve to not put up with the looming...
  • AOC boasts of catching 'air being poisoned by fracking'(DOH!)

    09/25/2019 9:25:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 9/24/2019 | staff
    Democratic socialist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York -- who insists the world has only 12 years left -- claims she captured on video the poisoning of the air by fracking. The only problem is there wasn't any fracking going on, and what she claimed was pollution was merely thermal waves.
  • Greta Thunberg wins £83,000 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for 'inspiring political demands for urgent..

    09/25/2019 8:33:39 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    dm ^ | 9/25/2019 | AP
    Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has won a £83,000 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for her crusade to stop climate change. The 16-year-old is among four people named today as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also known as the 'Alternative Nobel.' Thunberg is being recognized 'for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,' the Swedish prize foundation said. The Swedish teenager, who has grabbed the world's attention this week with a fiery speech at the UN, was also hailed for 'personifying the notion that everyone has the power to create change'.
  • Joy Behar: 'Disgusting' Climate 'Deniers' Care More About 401ks Than Grandchildren

    09/25/2019 6:39:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | SEPT. 24, 2019 | Kristine Marsh
    The View co-hosts Abby Huntsman and Joy Behar clashed on Tuesday’s show over the left’s messaging on climate change. After co-host Whoopi Goldberg praised 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s disturbing speech yesterday at the United Nations, an argument ensued between the liberal hosts and Huntsman. While she slammed the hysterical, fearmongering from Thunberg and the left on climate change, Joy Behar raged that we needed the younger generation to lead the way because older “deniers” didn’t love their grandchildren, enough. After playing a short clip of Thunberg's rant,, Behar was ready to rage at the “disgusting” “deniers” for “not caring”...
  • Reporters Fawn Over Greta Thunberg Twitter Response to Trump

    09/25/2019 5:46:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 73 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | Alex Griswold
    Reporters fawned Tuesday over 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg's response to a sarcastic tweet from President Donald Trump. "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future," Trump tweeted after Thunberg warned the U.N. of a coming "mass extinction." She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019 In response, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio Tuesday to read, "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future." The move...
  • Scoldilocks, Or the Story of Greta Thunberg

    09/25/2019 5:29:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Sept. 25, 2091 | SCott McKay
    A pair of Scandinavian leftists pimp out their Asperger’s-suffering daughter to push global warming, and chaos ensues. Monday was the culmination of a year’s worth of programmatic, propagandistic proselytization, as a 16-year-old Swedish child with a developmental disability took to a podium at the United Nations to harangue and insult the leaders of the free world over the supposed “mass extinction” that is coming as a result of global warming.
  • How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg’s rise could backfire on environmentalists

    09/24/2019 10:53:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 71 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 24, 2019 | Jake Novak
    [snip]"But while personalizing a movement, especially with the innocent face of a child, is usually PR gold, Greta’s ascendancy to the forefront of environmental activism could end up being a major negative to the movement – and the environment."[snip]Her story signals a clear change in environmental movement tactics, and just how much more divisive and ineffective that change is likely to be. Greta, and the adults guiding her, are seeking to shift almost all the focus from personal responsibility to governments and big corporations to enact environmental reform. Their argument is that individual people can’t do much to save the...
  • Greta Thunberg Is the Climate Heroine We Need (Barf Alert w/info)

    09/24/2019 10:38:56 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 54 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Published 09.16.19 5:23AM ET | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME–When Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg was 11 years old, her body had started to shut down due to severe self-starvation tied to debilitating depression. She spoke to almost no one but her immediate family. She was afraid of crowds. She was lost in her own world, and the world very nearly lost her. But thanks to the formal diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome coupled with high-functioning autism and obsessive compulsive disorder, the now-16-year-old Swede has become quite literally the poster child for the generation that will have to deal with the destruction of our planet. Once she started receiving...
  • Teen Climate Activist Scolds UN, Files Children’s Human Rights Claim Against These 5 Nations

    09/24/2019 10:15:39 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 26 replies
    MRCtv ^ | September 23, 2019 | Monica Sanchez
    Soon after the speech, Thunberg and 15 other children filed a human rights complaint with the United Nations against five nations for allegedly violating a 30-year-old treaty in failing "to prevent the deadly and foreseeable consequences" of climate change on children.... ...CNN reports, "The petition names five countries -- Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey -- which they say have failed to uphold their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a 30-year-old human rights treaty which is the most widely ratified in history."...
  • Laura Ingraham’s bro attacking her after she compared Greta Thunberg to Children of the Corn[tr]

    09/24/2019 10:14:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 24, 2019 | Hannah Natanson
    When it comes to his sister, Curtis Ingraham doesn’t exactly hold back. Over the past year or so, Ingraham has won a reputation — and a significant Twitter following — for attacks on his high-profile sister, Fox News host Laura Ingraham. At different times and on a wide variety of platforms, he has called his sibling “a monster,” “a Nazi sympathizer” and a “racist.” But after the controversial pundit compared Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists to Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn” on Monday night, Curtis Ingraham took things to the next level. “Clearly my sister’s paycheck is...
  • Embarrassed? Network News Fail to Report Climate Extremists Shutting Down D.C. Streets

    09/24/2019 9:15:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/23/2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    While the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were busy fawning over the bitter ranting of radical climate teen Greta Thunberg at the United Nations on Monday, they completely ignored her cohorts in Washington, D.C. staging an illegal protest to shut down the city’s major traffic arteries, resulting in an all-day traffic nightmare in the nation’s capital. “The President's critics say he does not take the threat of climate change seriously enough if at all. So, environmental activists decided to draw attention to the issue by shutting down, and I mean completely shutting down traffic here in the nation's...