Item Guess what they want us to give up next.
Item USMC PFT Score Charts (Saw this from PD Mangan.)
The following are the detailed score charts for both male and female Marine’s for each PFT event.
Among other things, men are required to do at least three pull-ups, and women none, to graduate. Under the theory of Equal Pay For Equal Work, no women should be paid by the Marines, since they cannot do the same work.
Item Mother is no longer gender-specific term, government lawyers say
Mother is no longer a gender-specific term that applies only to women, lawyers on behalf of the Government have said.
A barrister representing the Department of Health made the remarks at a High Court hearing over whether a transgender man can be recognised as a “father” on his child’s birth certificate.
The man, who was born a woman and is identifiable only as TT for legal reasons, became pregnant after undergoing successful fertility treatment despite already being legally recognised as a man. He has taken the General Registar and the Government to court after he was told he had to be cited as the child’s mother, not father, on the birth certificate.
Reality is, as we discovered earlier it must, rapidly becoming illegal. If the government says a woman is a father, then by all its power and might, by golly she is a father, even though, of course, she is not. And you must agree, or pay the price.
Here is where all good libertarians conservatives should listen. Progressives won’t grasp this, but there is hope libertarians and conservatives will understand. It is not that those of us on the Traditional right care so much about what some lunatic woman LARPs as, or whether two man want to bugger each into anal prolapses, or whatever. We do care but aren’t interested in launching patrols. What we do not want is to be required to say these things are good. We want to be able to speak of Reality without penalty.
Two men claim to be married to each other, which is an impossibility, and we want to be able to say so, whereas everybody on the left, starting with conservatives, would require that we tell the lie. A culture built on lies, and one that through every major institution, and not just the government, enforces and insists on the lies must devolve further and further into tyranny and madness. Reality eventually will intrude, as it must. Yet when the end comes, which it must, it won’t be pleasant.
Item Private Mossad for Hire: Inside a plot to influence American elections, starting with one small-town race.
An adviser there referred him to Psy-Group, an Israeli private intelligence company. Psy-Group’s slogan was “Shape Reality,” and its techniques included the use of elaborate false identities to manipulate its targets. Psy-Group was part of a new wave of private intelligence firms that recruited from the ranks of Israel’s secret services—self-described “private Mossads.” The most aggressive of these firms seemed willing to do just about anything for their clients…
“Social media allows you to reach virtually anyone and to play with their minds,” Uzi Shaya, a former senior Israeli intelligence officer, said. “You can do whatever you want. You can be whoever you want. It’s a place where wars are fought, elections are won, and terror is promoted. There are no regulations. It is a no man’s land.”…
In New York, Psy-Group mounted a campaign on behalf of wealthy Jewish-American donors to embarrass and intimidate activists on American college campuses who support a movement to put economic pressure on Israel because of its treatment of the Palestinians…
While active Israeli intelligence operatives aren’t supposed to spy on the United States, Amidror said, he saw nothing improper about former Israeli intelligence officers conducting operations against American college students. “If it’s legal, I don’t see any problem,” Amidror said with a shrug. “If people are ready to finance it, it is O.K. with me.”
This essay is of interest because it admits foreign countries can influence politics in the once United States, but only effectively on the local level. Lobbying also works, as all politicians strangely deny, perhaps because it is more influential. The timing of these stories is curious, and seem to be the way for the left to back away from their fantasy that Russia colluded with Trump, not by lobbying (all lobbying was anti-Russia), but in some always unstated nefarious occult country-wide way. Whereas before we had almost daily headlines like “This new revelation will be the one that takes Trump down”, we now have these (true) misdirections.
Item Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender
Item Meghan Markle backs campaign to ‘decolonise the curriculum’ by adding more black women to university staff instead of ‘male, pale, and stale’ professors in her first political intervention since joining the royal family
Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female.
The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such “undisclosed” or “unspecified.” There could also be the optional title of “Mx.”
The airlines say they are making the change to be more inclusive in dealing with a diverse population of travelers.
The move was praised by advocacy groups for transgender people.
“It’s a significant step forward for nonbinary individuals, so they are not faced with a mismatch between their ticketing information and their legal identification,” said Beck Bailey of the Human Rights Campaign.
The Transportation Security Administration says passengers should use the name, gender and birth date on their government-issued ID…
Airlines for America and the International Air Transport Association say the change will let airlines comply with requirements under U.S. and foreign laws that passenger information must match what is on the person’s form of ID used for travel.
They don’t say if the thugs who want to force sexual LARPing on Americans will also force it on foreigners, too. That is, will those obsessed with sexual desire demand foreign airlines comply with the anti-Reality rules of Americans? Agitating for it seems a good way for HRC to shakedown non-USA-based companies. If you didn’t care about any of this, you will be made to care.
Item A Witch-Hunt on Instagram
“Knitting is just so white. Let’s hope it gets better.” I overheard this puzzling remark in my local yarn store in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week. The store is in the affluent area of Marchmont, just outside the city centre. Its Edwardian and Victorian tenement flats, adjacent to huge green spaces, are popular with students and families alike. Two customers were chatting to the store owner: “It’s about time we had the conversation,” one of them offered. Her companion nodded in solemn agreement.
The title should read Witches Hunt, for this is a tale of debased women chasing down sane ones who dare not to comply with SJW standards.
Upon being handed a sheet of data showing that UK professors are overwhelmingly white men, the duchess reportedly said: ‘Oh my God.’
One could also say, ‘Golly.’
Bonus Thread of recent hate hoaxes. Homework: see what they have in common.
Bonus Toasters may expose you to more pollution than a busy intersection. (Thanks to DAV for the tip.)
Bonus Professor: Hate Crime Hoaxes Are More Common Than People Think
Doing research for a book, Hate Crime Hoax, I was able to easily put together a data set of 409 confirmed hate hoaxes. An overlapping but substantially different list of 348 hoaxes exists at fakehatecrimes.org, and researcher Laird Wilcox put together another list of at least 300 in his still-contemporary book Crying Wolf. To put these numbers in context, a little over 7,000 hate crimes were reported by the FBI in 2017 and perhaps 8-10% of these are widely reported enough to catch the eye of a national researcher…
When high status is conferred by being a victim, people will seek out victimhood.
The Gods of the Copybook Headings – R. Kipling
AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.
We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.
We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.
With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.
When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”
On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”
Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
I say the one on toasters. I think it read: SCIENCE IS OFFICIALLY DEAD. Witchcraft and medicine men have returned. Make a note.
(Enjoyed your comment, McChuck)
Next week’s headline:
PROFESSORS AT CALCUTTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY “OVERWHELMINGLY INDIAN”
BENGAL GOVERNMENT IN SHOCK
I can’t understand why anybody would want to be a victim. When you say you are a victim you are saying that you were unable to cope with and overcome adversity. In other words, you are a loser. It may be true that there was no way you could prevail, but you are still a loser. Seriously, when a football team loses the game does their coach claim it wasn’t their fault because they were victims of the other team?
Perhaps it’s because authorship is everywhere these days on the Internet, but I continue to be amazed at the lack of ridicule for public stupidity. It seems that Ellen Wulfhorst couldn’t think her way out of a wet paper bag. Did she even bother to consider the life-cycle of disposable paper products? Where exactly is this net increase in atmospheric CO2? No doubt some amount of it even gets sequestered in landfills (don’t they see that as a good thing?), with most of the rest recycled into new plant growth (perhaps after a trip through the sewage treatment plant, in the case of TP.) And why single out TP? The amount of corn produced in the world is astronomical – think of all those corn stalks! If TP was made out of cornstalks (ouch!), there would still be an inexhaustible surplus of corn stalks.
What is it with libs and toilet paper, anyway? Maybe they really don’t want to be taken seriously?
No, but they might claim to be “victims” of poor or biased calls by the referee, or some tricks played with the football, etc.
1. On toilet paper: The article falsely claims that ancient boreal trees are mowed down for pulp wood. As a matter of fact, most paper is made from pine trees grown in the Southeastern USA where the supply of pulp wood exceeds the demand of paper. It is almost not worth harvesting the trees for the depressed price of pulp. Pine trees are a renewable resource, and are the weed of the tree family. You almost cannot kill the things.
2. Marine PFT: I couldn’t make it through the female test, let alone the male test. I probably couldn’t hang from a bar for sixty seconds.
2. Toasters: There goes the University of Texas. Unhooked horns?
“left to back away from their fantasy that Russia colluded with Trump”
Now whois trying to deny reality. You easily forget that over 30 indictments have already been delivered. The most recent being Roger Stone.
Sylvain – And yet not one of the indictments include anything resembling collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. Although there is an indictment of a ham sandwich and a non-existent corporation.
Run along. The adults are talking here.
Yes, they don’t yet lead to collusion with Russia. But Mueller has to deal with a President that still have the power to pardon people, and until very recently a Republican congress that would not mind to abandon everything to please him. Russia’s connection will come in time when Trump will be heading to jail, nest to Manafort
You remember how the GOP was also hacked by Russia during the campaign, but that nothing came out of it. Considering how Trump is mostly a crime boss and his friendship to Putin, it is not hard to see that he has blackmailed at least some GOP members into compliance. Lindsey Graham turn about makes a lot more sense if he is being blackmailed into compliance.
The supposed non-existent corporation is the only indicted party to have presented itself to court, leading the special counsel to ask a deny of discovery because those element were then leaked to other indicted parties.
BTW. Where is your outcry that Ivanka Trump was caught using private email to conduct her official business. Doesn’t she deserve the same treatment as Clinton.
US consumers use three rolls of toilet paper per week. Really? There are 300 million (about) users of toilet paper in the United States, I’d bet we use more than three rolls in a week.
If it weren’t for fake racism in the US, there’d be no racism at all.
Doesn’t she deserve the same treatment as Clinton
You mean walk away scott free with a bunch of money? Sure.
I’m not the one claiming that Clinton should have gone to jail, but if you claim that Clinton should have gone to jail over her email Then Ivanka Trump should suffer the same consequences even more that she cannot claim she didn’t know better, after all the publicity the email got.