... are the best explanation for the transgender psychosis I've seen yet. Many of the self-proclaimed "transgenders" seem to know this and exhibit it in their behavior; even if they can't present as the other gender in a way that will fool anyone, they react to any challenge or adversity with claims of prejudice, discrimination, hatred, and insistence on using their chosen pronouns "or else". The "or else" is being publicly shamed as a bigot, at which point the original problem is forgotten.
I can't say I really disagree with this, and that's scary.
The unstate consequence of this policy is that drug addicts will die in droves from overdose and general health problems. But the only realistic way to solve the drug problem is to produce people who don't want to do drugs. I suspect that's going to need a combination of social factors (hope, decent employment, etc, for those at risk due to life circumstances) and the brutal hand of evolution over generations.
There are alternative policies, but I don't really see any alternative solutions.
This position is almost literally the definition of insane. Sovereign nations have borders and the right to choose who to admit as citizens. Even in early America, we exercised that right by excluding the diseased and disabled as well as those unable to support themselves. These days, they just sneak across the border -- and the terrorist threat comes with them.
The things that make America a shining example for the rest of the world are in large part the products of our culture and the benefits of our efforts over time to eliminate widespread disease through sanitation and vaccination.
If unchecked immigration continues, America will become just like the third-world hellholes people are fleeing from.
FBI Page warrant discussions stalled until Steel dossier
Why does this matter? It strengthens the existing claims, including from Comey himself under oath, that the Page FISA was approved only because of the Steele dossier -- despite that document's known lack of credibility. And it strengthens as well the distinct possibility that the Steele dossier was created specifically to enable the surveillance on Page, because the intelligence community needed to retroactively justify their surveillance of Obama's political opponents going back to at least 2012.
Or, better maybe to go home and not teach the class, because, as a "visiting assistant professor of law" who cannot handle seeing a hat without hallucinating that "his shiny red MAGA hat was like a siren spewing derogatory racial obscenities at me for the duration of the one hour and fifteen-minute class," or concluding that "this student was indeed trying to intimidate and/or racially antagonize me."
Suprisingly, however, given the man's purple-hued glasses and tastefully unprofessional nose ring, he was able to have a conversation with the student about the issue: As my blood boiled inwardly, outwardly I remained calm. In an effort to assuage the perceived tension, I jokingly told the student, "I like your hat," when he raised his hand to participate in class discussion. Without missing a beat, the student mockingly grinned from ear to ear and said, "Thank you."
Biden threatens to use opposition research on opponents
The real question isn't whether Biden uses opposition research. The real question, given that he spent 8 years as Obama's vice president while Obama abused the FBA, CIA, and NSA as political tools, is: where did Biden get this opposition research?
Mueller was perfect as special counsel because he was the one who initiated the Memorandum of Understanding between CIA and FBI that allowed the CIA to use FBI contractor access to spy on Americans, including, quite likely, Obama's political opponents.
Mufflers for guns save your hearing, not criminals
The only thing a suppressor does is reduce the report of a gun being fired from something that will damage your hearing permanently to something that will damage your hearing temporarily. OSHA regulations force people to wear hearing protection inside computer labs because of the noise of the fans keeping the computers cool; why should the noise of a firearm going off be any different?
Even California is being forced to admit they have a voter fraud problem.
Politics -- voting and elections -- are a system that controls billions of dollars in public funds that is ripe for the taking. Of course the unscrupulous will look for ways to cheat. We need to take reasonable measures to secure our elections systems (voter id being one of them, and cleaning the voter rolls being another). Until we do, politicians will find ways to game the system.
We don't need more refugees like this. That means we need to stop everyone at the border and check their backgrounds, reject those we can't check, and reject those whose only claim to refugee status is lack of economic opportunity or some other purely personal problem. Not everyone is a good fit for life in the United States, no matter how sympathetic their story (and it likely is just a story).
IG Horowitz: Investigation complete, report being drafted
I have viewed the Horowitz report on FISA abuse as a gateway process for some time now. Gateway as in, he has to finish and issue the report before significant other actions -- like prosecutions -- begin to happen. That was the pattern with his report on the Hillary email investigation; first the report, then criminal referrals, which we eventually found out were all declined (presumably due to internal sabotage at DOJ).
I can only hope that the prosecutor working with Horowitz is ready to file charges immediately, or perhaps has already done so before a secret grand jury. Because people are very, very tired of nothing being done. If the DOJ and FBI can delay this until a new President is in the White House, they'll never face justice for their corrupt and treasonous acts.
This is absolutely battlespace-prep for banning the forum. They'll play around with the concept for a while, but the final ban won't happen until it's too late to rebuild elsewhere before the election.
If the populace there are smart, they will relocate to a competitor, possibly even one they create themselves.
Cato files lawsuit challenging NFA ban on new manufacture
This is the ace-in-the-hole lawsuit I have been expecting would be filed as soon as we had enough justices on the Supreme Court to have a chance at winning a vote. It's basically arguing that you can't charge someone for not paying a tax (and registering your NFA firearm) if you aren't allowed to pay the tax. It's a completely common sense argument that strikes at the nature of the NFA as an end-run around the Constitution.
Because the laws which regular firearms would blatantly violate the 2nd Amendment if written to achieve their true purpose, they were instead instituted as tax laws, with taxes set at prohibitive rates for the time period ($200 in the 1930s) and eventually a ban on new tax transactions (1986). It wasn't that machine guns were made illegal; you just had to pay the tax. And you weren't allowed to pay the tax. (Existing, registered machine guns were grandfathered). The idea is to ban gradually, over time, as the limited supply wore out and no new supply became available.
It was always a constitutional problem that made the NFA laws vulnerable. But there was no point taking it to the Supreme Court until there was a chance of success. With honest justices, this is a winning argument. We just haven't had enough honest justices... until, maybe, now.
I'll be watching this one. This is how the Heller case started.