Transgender people make up a small percentage of active-duty U.S. military personnel, but their experience in the service may yield long-term, positive effects on their mental health and quality of life.
Written essay below:
I wrote this essay nearly a year ago, and I am recycling it because it explains why those in the seats of power refuse to do anything to help the average citizen. It is more than just greed. It is more like a religious belief that they are better than the rest of us. It infects both parties, but it has been exposed for the rest of the world to see just how deeply embedded this philosophy is within the Democratic party. Meritocracy forms the bedrock of neoliberalism.
The medical knowledge needed to treat transgender people is not particularly complex, but patients still often struggle to find doctors who are prepared to treat them.
The Atlantic has published a lengthy article encouraging training of primary physicians in the treatment of transgender patients.
Recently I wrote a story at Daily Kos criticizing Markos that noted that Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America.
This won't be long because I gotta get to work. Sorry to link and run. Also sorry to those who do not wish to view anything over there, but this is too good to pass up. I was waiting for someone else to post this, or for Subir to crosspost it:
The next round
Emmanuel Macron: Neo-liberal
Marine Le Pen: Fascist
The left basically got what was coming to it after the total disaster that was François Hollande [his warmongering did it for me].
"Democracy cannot function without an informed public."
I read the latest review by Matt Taibbi about the book "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign" and one thing stood out for me above all else. And while it applied to the Clinton and her campaign, it also applies to the Democrats current party leaders and elected officials.
but Science will not be Silenced
(just ask Galileo)
By Christina Rossetti
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.
The debate over identity politics continues to rage over the interwebs, but I've noticed one important question about the issue is rarely asked:
Is it winning? Is racism and sexism, as defined by pro-identity politics groups, being defeated?
The answer is unquestionably: No!
Women's groups, as well as other veal pen entities, are hypocrites. They don't care who or how many starve to death, but their ovaries are offended when their issues aren't supported. If unity is the goal, identity politics has to take a back seat. If they can't win elections, they will lose everything anyway. PPH backed loser Hillary and look what they got. People are sick and tired of the wails of racism, sexism, deplorables, and every other name these entitled people hurl.
Earth Day : March for and Celebration of Science
I haven't been in a public demonstration for a while. I suspect most plan to be in Lincoln, NE as Kearney is a rather sleepy little town. We shall see.
I was on that other site that I will not name. Someone posted Michiko Kakutani's review of "Shattered," the book about the implosion of you know who's campaign.
This was the response about the post. Warning: this ostrich is still in the sand. This delusional is known as "still_one" (more like still_brainless):
1. What a bullshit hit piece. The media had it in for Hillary from the start, and the NY Times was
right there leading the pack
Off the top, I have to say that I have no good feelings towards Idaho.
Soon after I began my transition in 1992, I traveled by bus to visit my relatives in Oregon and was arrested in the Greyhound bus terminal in Boise for using the women's bathroom...even though before the trip, I had gotten permission from Greyhound to do so.
This morning at the market I was overheard saying that France was much better working within the EU and not voting LePen. Now admittedly I still speak French with a noticeable Québécois accent and vocabulary I never have tried to hide/change it.