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  • EXCLUSIVE Texas gender clinic dubbed 'Frankenstein's lab' performs hundreds of experimental surgeries each year - including giving patients a penis AND vagina and 'Barbie-dolling' clients by removing both

    04/05/2024 3:15:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 5, 2024 | Alexa Lardieri
    WARNING: This story contains graphic images A gender clinic in Texas dubbed 'Frankenstein's lab' has performed hundreds of unconventional genital surgeries that many experts describe as 'dangerous.' The Crane Center for Transgender Surgery in Austin bills itself as a world leader in operations for non-binary people - those who don't identify exclusively with one gender. The surgeries include giving patients a penis and vagina, or completely removing their sex organs, essentially 'Barbie-dolling your genitals,' as one critic put it. The center director, Dr Curtis Crane, has previously bragged he couldn't 'think of a surgical request that I haven't been able...
  • University of Texas at Austin eliminating nearly 60 staff who once worked in DEI roles, civil rights and faculty groups say

    04/04/2024 1:26:50 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    Yahoo/CNN ^ | 04/04/2024 | Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN
    The University of Texas at Austin has sent layoff notices to an estimated 60 staff members who previously worked in diversity, equity and inclusion roles, according to the Texas NAACP and the Texas Conference of American Association of University Professors. The staffing cuts come as the university works to comply with the state’s anti-DEI law, or SB17, that bans public colleges and universities from maintaining DEI offices, holding mandatory DEI training, and having departments focused on “promoting differential treatment” based on race, sex or ethnicity. In a statement released Wednesday, the Texas NAACP and AAUP said impacted staff members were...
  • Texas man released from prison after killing 8-year-old girl now charged with 2 more murders

    04/03/2024 2:31:17 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas man who was convicted of killing an 8-year-old girl in the 1980s and then run out of several towns following his early release from prison has been indicted on two new murder charges, including one that could carry the death penalty, prosecutors announced Friday. Raul Meza Jr., 62, was arrested on murder charges earlier this year in the deaths of his roommate in May and a woman in 2019. Decades earlier, Meza caused an uproar in Texas towns where he tried settling down after serving about a third of a 30-year sentence in the rape...
  • Security Risk: Man Arrested For Boarding Delta Flight With A Photograph Of A Ticket

    03/22/2024 8:56:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Simple Flying ^ | MARCH 22, 2024 | BY LUKE BODELL
    The man photographed another passenger's boarding pass and used it to board the aircraft. A Texas man has been arrested after taking a picture of another passenger's boarding pass and boarding a Delta flight out of Salt Lake City. The stowaway - 26-year-old Wicliff Yves Fleurizard - had been booked on a Southwest flight but was rebooked as the flight was full. Rather than waiting, he wandered into the Delta side of the departure terminal and took photographs of several boarding passes, which he would then use to board the aircraft. According to court documents filed in Utah on Monday,...
  • Texas Man Somehow Gets On Airplane Without Ticket

    03/23/2024 6:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/21 | Andy Kalmowitz
    He used a kid's boarding pass to get on the flight, but flight attendants soon realized he didn't belong.A Delta passenger from Texas somehow managed to use a child’s boarding pass to get on a flight from Salt Lake City, Utah to Austin, Texas; flight attendants caught onto his little scheme after he hid in multiple bathrooms shortly before takeoff. Salt Lake City police arrested Wicliff Fleurizard on March 17 after he was removed from Flight 1683. Fleurizard managed to board the Airbus A320 and stayed in the front lavatory for an extended period of time, according to USA Today....
  • Austin [TX] ISD to Host LGBT ‘Pride Week’ for Students

    03/15/2024 1:41:32 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 24 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | March 14, 2024 | Emily Medeiros
    As government schools continue to show their commitment to promoting sex and gender ideology to children, Austin Independent School District is preparing to host its annual “Pride Week” pushing teachers and kids to “celebrate LGBTQIA+ students, staff and families.” Austin ISD said the event, set for March 18-23, will “highlight the district’s commitment to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.” According to the district’s website, each campus will receive a guide of suggested resources and activities staff can put on for students. Staff are advised to reach out to coordinators of their campus Genders and Sexualities Alliances (formerly known...
  • Greg Abbott Tells Bands Boycotting SXSW Festival over US Army Sponsorship, ‘Don’t Come Back’ to Texas

    03/13/2024 2:02:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/2024 | DAVID NG
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has responded to the dozens of bands who have pulled out of this year’s SXSW Festival in protest of its sponsorship deal with the U.S. Army. “Bye. Don’t come back,” Abbott wrote Tuesday in a post on X. “We are proud of the U.S. military in Texas. If you don’t like it, don’t come here.” Bands pull out of SXSW over U.S. Army sponsorship. Bye. Don’t come back. Austin remains the HQ for the Army Futures Command. San Antonio is Military City USA. We are proud of the U.S. military in Texas. If you don’t...
  • Greg Abbott Tells Musicians 'Don't Come Back' to Texas

    03/13/2024 7:32:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/12/2024 | Natalie Venegas
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott hit out at musicians on Tuesday who are pulling out of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) over the U.S. Army's sponsorship of the event, telling them "Don't come back" to the state. The internationally recognized event brings thousands of visitors to Austin each March, showcasing music, film and interactive media. This year's festival is running from March 8-16 and includes live panels and special events. However, it comes amid heightened tensions in the U.S. and around the world due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The U.S. is currently the foremost supplier of weapons to Israel,...
  • Dot-Connecting Between Angela Chao and Mitch McConnell

    03/06/2024 10:36:07 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3/5/2024 | Stu Cvrk
    Is it a coincidence that McConnell is stepping down as Senate minority leader? On Feb. 12, 50-year-old Angela Chao was found dead in her Tesla that was submerged in a pond on private property in Blanco County, Texas, according to the incident report from fire department EMS personnel. Ms. Chao was the sixth and youngest daughter of Chinese-American shipping magnate James Si-Cheng Chao, who founded the New York-headquartered Foremost Group in 1964. She had been CEO of the company since 2018 and was a founding member of The Asian American Foundation. On Feb. 28, 82-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • YouTube Music staff laid off in middle of meeting about employment rights with Austin City Council

    03/05/2024 11:41:30 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Complete Music Update. ^ | 4 Mar 2024 | adios
    A group of YouTube Music staff found out that they had been made redundant while speaking at a council meeting in Texas, urging councillors to support them in their efforts to get the Google-owned company to negotiate with their union. Google says they were contractors whose agreements have expired ..."Then, as he began to expand on that point, a colleague of Benedict's stepped forward to let him know that the entire team had been laid off. "
  • In a Deep-Blue City, Will Locals Get Tough on Crime?(Austin,TX)

    03/05/2024 7:36:21 AM PST · by devane617 · 13 replies
    thefp ^ | 03/05/2024
    AUSTIN, TX — Early last December, a billionaire named Daniel Lubetzky, who had moved to Austin, Texas, from New York City during the pandemic, hosted a meeting of civic leaders and businesspeople in the city. The number one subject on everyone’s mind was Austin’s troubling crime rate. According to FBI crime statistics, as of October 2023, crime was higher in the Texas capital than the average number of murders, aggravated assaults, and robberies in the rest of Texas—and the nation. Violent crime, for instance, was nearly 40 percent higher in Austin than the national average. Meanwhile, since 2021, felonies were...
  • YouTube Music workers say they were ‘laid off’ during Austin City Council meeting (Texas)

    03/04/2024 11:47:41 AM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 3-3-24 | Bradford Betz
    Workers contracted with YouTube Music made headlines this weekend for saying they’d been laid off in the middle of an Austin City Council meeting. A clip of last Thursday’s city council meeting shows Jack Benedict, a member of the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU-CWA), appealing to the city council to pass a resolution in support of the workers. As he’s speaking, one of his coworkers, Katie Marschner, walks up and tells him: "Not to interrupt but they just laid us all off."
  • Austin 'at the brink of disaster' as police shortages hit crisis level: 'God help us all'

    03/03/2024 7:29:01 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/3/2024 | Elizabeth Heckman
    Austin, Texas residents are expressing outrage over police staffing shortages and longer 911-call response times in the aftermath of the city council's vote to defund the department in 2020. In February, a section of the city was notably left without a single police officer for a few hours on a Saturday due to the ongoing shortages. Austin Police Association President Michael Bullock, who called attention to the vacancy on X, told Fox News Digital that a steady decline in public safety has put the city on the "brink of disaster."

    02/12/2024 12:22:20 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Son of the new American Revolution ^ | 15 January 2024 | Bob Bishop
    Lloyd Austin underwent an invasive surgical procedure called a prostatectomy for his prostate cancer. He was readmitted to the ICU ward of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center seven days later, on January 1st, due to complications caused by a severe infection. It appears he was septic. He concealed his inability to carry out his duties from Biden, Congress, the Pentagon, and his Deputy Secretary, Dr. Kathleen Hicks. On January 4th, finally becoming aware of Austin’s hospitalization, security adviser Jake Sullivan notified Hicks, who was on vacation in Puerto Rico. Even though Biden continued to back Austin, Austin was already...
  • Take a closer look at the Conversations Between Bexar County DA’s Office & Criminal Justice Reform Group

    02/03/2024 5:10:25 AM PST · by texanyankee · 24 replies
    KSAT News ^ | 1/31/2024 | Erica Hernandez, Dillon Collier
    SAN ANTONIO – KSAT’s discovery of hundreds of emails and text messages between the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and an Austin-based criminal justice reform group has revealed just how much of an influence the group had on the DA. Earlier this week, KSAT obtained more than 200 pages of conversations between the firm’s founder, District Attorney Joe Gonzales and First Assistant District Attorney Christian Henrickson — many of which involve specific cases and policies. KSAT obtained the records through an open records request. The Wren Collective’s website states it is a strategic advising firm made up of former public...
  • City gave $1,000 a month to 135 families to spend however they choose

    02/01/2024 6:08:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies ^ | 01/30/2024 | Justin Boggs
    The city of Austin, Texas, helped provide a guaranteed income of $1,000 a month to 135 households for a one-year period. According to a new report prepared by the Urban Institute, most of the money went toward housing. According to the report, nearly 60% of the money used in the UpTogether program was spent on housing, while 20% went to basic needs, 10% went to other bills, and the remainder was put into investments or given to help others.
  • Apple Gives Employees Cutthroat Ultimatum: Move from California to Texas or be Terminated

    01/26/2024 5:56:30 PM PST · by cba123 · 41 replies ^ | Lauren Fokas
    Apple is undoubtedly one of the largest tech companies in the world. And with almost 37,000 of its 161,000 total employees working in California and its headquarters based in Silicon Valley, the tech giant had long been synonymous with the Golden State. However, Apple recently announced that an entire division based in San Diego will be shut down in April 2024. For those working there, they have two options: move to Austin, Texas, or be let go.
  • Disgruntled passenger is removed for FARTING excessively on American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Austin

    01/23/2024 10:45:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/23/24 | Dolores Chang
    A disgruntled passenger was removed for farting excessively on an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Austin last week, it has been claimed. The early evening flight from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas was forced to return to its gate and delayed by 15 to 30 minutes, according to a passenger who was on the flight said. The Texas-based traveler wrote on Reddit: 'I was on a direct American flight from Phoenix to Austin and I was seated near the row where this situation occurred.' The Reddit poster described the...
  • Defense Secretary Austin Scandal Is Even Worse Than We Thought

    01/07/2024 6:24:30 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6 Jan 2024 | Matt Margolis
    When it was first reported on Saturday that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been in the hospital since January 1, it was natural to assume that key figures in the Pentagon and the White House, for whatever reason, chose to keep his hospitalization a secret. What possible motive could there be for doing this? Who knows? It didn't make a lot of sense, but the Biden administration has an extensive record of covering up scandals, so it wasn't exactly out of character for the Biden administration to cover something up. The truth that has been coming out over the course...
  • Lloyd Austin episode is an 'indictment' of the 'entire Biden national security team': John Ratcliffe

    01/09/2024 7:45:51 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 09, 2024
    Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe sounds off on the Biden administration's handling of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's hospitalization during a time of war ..