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  • Trans man says he feels discriminated against by LGBTQ+ community for giving birth: report

    06/26/2023 12:55:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/26/2023 | Stephanie Pagones
    A transgender, queer man who gave birth to a healthy boy last year says he feels isolated among the LGBTQ+ community, questioning, “where do I fit?” according to a report. “Every time I walk into a room, I feel alone,” Ja’Mel Ware said during a workshop attended by nonprofit news site The 19th. Ware, from Atlanta, gave birth to his child in May 2022. But he said has struggled to fit in the LGBTQ+ community as a new father who is also transgender. “It’s like, where do I fit? Because a lot of trans men don’t want to be open...
  • Illinois adopts new LGBTQ+ protections for community deemed 'under attack' in the US

    06/10/2023 1:34:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Abcnews ^ | 06/09/2023 | CLAIRE SAVAGE
    CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law two measures aimed at safeguarding the rights of LGBTQ+ people as other states move to restrict the community, just days after the Human Rights Campaign declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ Americans. One of the new laws will update language in existing acts to be more gender inclusive in order to affirm LGBTQ+ youth in foster care, and the other will make it easier for LGBTQ+ couples to marry. The laws will be effective on Aug. 8 and on Jan. 1, 2024, respectively.
  • How Not to Become a Sociopath: The "Rest of America" and the Role of Joy

    06/04/2023 10:29:51 AM PDT · by chickenlips · 17 replies
    Outspoken with Naomi Wolf- Substack ^ | June 2, 2023 | Dr. Naomi Wolf
    Does having fun in your life protect you from becoming a sociopath? Since 2020, we have witnessed charming, well-educated, “civilized” people all around us — especially from what my husband calls (as others do) “the laptop class” — reveal, during ‘lockdowns” and medical tyranny — a side that is, bare teeth and all, nakedly sadistic. Now, as our stunned society slowly tries to set itself upright from having wallowed for nearly three years in an irrational, animalistic seizure of hatred and cruelty — as it struggles to settle its hat and to brush the dust and mire of the gutter...
  • Building an Agri-hood: When the Development Revolves Around the Farm

    05/27/2023 6:39:45 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | May 24, 2023 | Emily Baron Cadloff
    Indigo, a new community outside of Houston, is a different type of residential development. Led by farmers, the project will be anchored by a 42-acre working farm. When Scott Snodgrass and Clayton Garrett started their CSA in 2015, the Houston metro area wasn’t that familiar with the concept. They say their initial 350 CSA members roughly doubled the CSA membership in the area. With their 60 acres of vegetables, they became one of the biggest direct-to-consumer farms in the area—and they relished the opportunity to get more folks connected with their food and teach them about agriculture. The pair ran...
  • 8-Year-Old Arkansas Boy Raises Nearly 90k to Help Waffle House Server Living in Motel with Family

    03/05/2023 7:02:54 AM PST · by CFW · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/5/23 | Michael Foster
    An eight-year-old Arkansas boy helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for his favorite Waffle House server after finding out the man lived in a motel room with his family. Kayzen Hunter, 8, often dines at a Waffle House restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas. That’s where he met a friendly server named Devonte Gardner, THV 11 reported. “I come with a positive attitude. I treat everybody with positivity. I love to see everybody smile,” Gardner explained to the outlet. TODAY reported when Hunter learned Gardner had been living in a motel room with his wife and two daughters for eight...
  • Gov. Youngkin Condemns Black Lives Matter at School Push in Virginia Teachers Union: ‘This Will Not Be Tolerated’

    02/09/2023 8:42:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 9, 2023 | Elizabeth Troutman
    Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office said the Black Lives Matter at School toolkit released by a Virginia teachers union “will not be tolerated.” The Virginia Education Association’s Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action toolkit champions BLM’s 13 principles in the classroom. It uses kindergarten through 12th grade lesson plans made by the education branch of the Southern Poverty Law Center to teach students principles including “transgender affirming,” “queer affirming,” “restorative justice,” and “globalism.” The principles promote critical race theory, a racial lens that teaches students to deconstruct American society on the premise that its institutions are “systemically...
  • Club Q bartender: Shooting was ‘aimed directly at my community’

    11/21/2022 6:44:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    A bartender at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., said early Monday that he believes the gunman who committed a mass shooting there over the weekend was targeting the LGBTQ community. During an appearance on “CNN This Morning,” Michael Anderson noted that the gunman came to one of only two gay clubs in the city. “I don’t know what was wrong with this man,” Anderson said. “I don’t know why he needed to act in this way, but he obviously had some some feelings towards — I don’t know if it was transgender people, gays, lesbians, I don’t know —...
  • Joe Biden Claims He Was ‘Sort of Raised in the Puerto Rican Community’ During Visit to Puerto Rico

    10/03/2022 3:20:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden claimed he was “raised in the Puerto Rican community” during his visit to Puerto Rico on Monday. “I was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home politically,” Biden said. The president commented about his experience with the Puerto Rican community during his visit to the island to tour the devastation from Hurricane Fiona. He informed the audience that in “relative terms” there was a large Puerto Rican population in his home state of Delaware.
  • This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage

    10/02/2022 12:56:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 107 replies
    Cnn ^ | 10/02/2022 | Rachel Ramirez
    — Anthony Grande moved away from Fort Myers three years ago in large part because of the hurricane risk. He has lived in southwest Florida for nearly 19 years, had experienced Hurricanes Charley in 2004 and Irma in 2017 and saw what stronger storms could do to the coast. Grande told CNN he wanted to find a new home where developers prioritized climate resiliency in a state that is increasingly vulnerable to record-breaking storm surge, catastrophic wind and historic rainfall. What he found was Babcock Ranch — only 12 miles northeast of Fort Myers, yet seemingly light years away. Babcock...
  • Chick-fil-A faces backlash over ‘your community’ tweet

    09/12/2022 10:35:53 AM PDT · by libsdelendaest · 86 replies
    NY Pst ^ | September 12, 2022 | Thomas Barrabi
    Chick-fil-A scrambled to explain itself after a reply to a customer with the phrase “your community” sparked allegations of racism. The social media backlash began last Friday after one user tweeted the message “grilled spicy deluxe but still noooo spicy nuggets” to the fast-food giant’s official account.
  • You are not alone

    08/07/2022 10:27:57 AM PDT · by Qiviut · 18 replies
    Natural Selections (Substack) ^ | 8/2/2022 | Heather Heying
    “Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.’”-Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 1997, in his final book, TimequakeI have been hearing from people who feel very much alone. People who are grateful that I and many others are speaking up and out. We who speak up are publicly analyzing trends and claims. We refuse to kowtow to authoritarians, including the ones who wear lab coats or have fancy degrees or work at legacy...
  • California militia helping Oak Fire evacuees creates furor in Mariposa

    07/27/2022 9:33:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/25/22 | Ethan Baron
    The appearance of camouflage-clad militia members in the small Sierra foothills town of Mariposa as the Oak Fire raged nearby has sparked a furor in Mariposa County, with the local sheriff’s department praising the group for its help while some residents accused the militia of exploiting the disaster. The California State Militia 2nd Regiment — whose website features pictures of men in military fatigues, helmets and assault-style rifles preparing for “the unrest yet to come” — set up a mobile kitchen trailer from Saturday evening through Monday morning in the parking lot of a lumber store in Mariposa, just southwest...
  • Black Health Matters: Safe Spaces to Exist and Thrive

    02/27/2022 6:42:49 PM PST · by Callnote · 35 replies
    Healthline ^ | January 29, 2021 | Akilah Cadet
    This is Black Health Matters, a series shedding light on the health realities of Black people in America. Akilah Cadet, DHSc, MPH, in partnership with Healthline, aims to educate about inequities to inspire a world where everyone can attain their full health potential, regardless of the color of their skin. Imagine living in a constant state of stress. You repeatedly ask people not to touch your hair. You pretend it’s not hurtful when people say “you talk white.”
  • Biden administration announces goal of 5 million homes powered by community solar

    10/08/2021 12:16:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/2021 | Zack Budryk
    The Department of Energy on Friday announced a target of the equivalent of five million homes powered by community solar energy by 2025. The target would save $1 billion and contribute to administration goals of fully renewable electricity by 2035, according to the department. “Community solar is one of the most powerful tools we have to provide affordable solar energy to all American households, regardless of whether they own a home or have a roof suitable for solar panels,” Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm said in a statement. “Achieving these ambitious targets will lead to meaningful energy cost savings, create...
  • This Small Town's Sense of Community Is No Accident

    05/25/2021 9:44:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 25, 2021 | Salena Zito
    Source: Greg Burton, the head of Westrock Rescue Squad, teaches local first responder volunteers how to quickly and safely extract crash victims after an accident. Photo credit Salena ZitoHOT SPRINGS, Virginia -- Where the tidy brick sidewalks end at the edge of the business district, the carnage was jarring. Two cars had their roofs sheared off. Shattered glass was strewn everywhere. In the distance, an older van was upturned, on its roof, alongside two vehicles on their sides and another car in a ditch, completely upside down and touching the creek. Known colloquially as Sam Snead Highway, the winding road...
  • Rechurchifying America

    05/05/2021 10:48:31 AM PDT · by lightman · 20 replies
    The Insitute for Religion & Democrary ^ | 30 April A.D. 2021 | Mark Tooley
    Left leaning commentator Matthew Yglesias, who’s Jewish, tweeted today: “Think I’m becoming a Straussian/Putnamist who instrumentally wants to get everyone to go to church again.” Columnist Ross Douthat, who’s Catholic, responded: “Be the change you seek.” Yglesias retorted: “Not gonna sell out the chosen people like that! But I’m gonna go neocon and root for the Christians vs the post-Christians.” (Political philosopher Leo Strauss is considered a father of neoconservatism. Robert Putnam wrote Bowling Alone about declining social capital and civic life in America.) Although personal religious faith remains strong for many Americans, institutional Christianity is declining, with a minority...
  • ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Demonstrates The Strength Of Friendship In Adversity [Spoiler Alert]

    11/19/2020 1:31:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2020 | Mitch Hall
    Netflix’s new limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” leads the site’s top ten most popular list for the third straight week since its late October premiere, making it one of the platform’s most-watched shows of 2020. This feat is all the more impressive considering the steep competition among streaming providers this year. Adapted from Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel and brought to life by veteran screenwriters Scott Frank and Allan Scott, the mini-series depicts the unexpectedly cutthroat world of 1960s chess against the lavish backdrop of the Cold War era, when chess boards were just another arena in which rival nations competed...
  • Some people like to bash the police. So officers invited them to walk in their shoes – and it blew their minds.

    09/15/2020 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 13 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 08/11/2020 | Jenna Curren
    The Orlando Police Department has a new training tool where 65% of its simulator scenarios require de-escalation. The VirTra V-300 4K simulator surrounds trainees 300 degrees with 5 giant screens and more than 300 scenarios with an average of 85 different outcomes and paths towards resolution. The Orlando Citizen Police Review Board was recently invited to test out the different scenarios, and witness first-hand what officers truly face when they must make the decision to use force or not. Board member Tom Keen had the opportunity to try three different scenarios. In one scenario, he attempted to calm a virtual...
  • NSW, Vic residents banned from Qld while community transmission exists

    08/17/2020 2:45:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    skynews ^ | 08/17/2020 | n/a
    Victoria and New South Wales residents could remain banned from Queensland indefinitely as the Premier insists the borders will not reopen until there is zero community transmission. Qld recorded zero new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, marking 28 days since the last case of community transmission was detected. “We will always put Queenslanders first,” Annastacia Palaszczuk said. “We do not have any intentions of opening any borders whilst there is community transmission active in Victoria and NSW.” The Sunshine State currently has eight active cases.
  • Conservative/Classical Liberal Groups

    07/02/2020 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Intar · 4 replies
    Does anyone in SoCal know of any active Conservative groups in the area? I don't want to believe that California is such a lost cause that no one out here will get active in the community and spread the gospel of personal liberty and self-determination.