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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Growing retirement benefits and poor investment returns are at the heart of San Jose's ballooning pension obligations " which are projected to drain an average of $340 million a year from the general fund over the next decade As originally conceived, the city's pension funds were meant to be self-funding. Nevertheless, jurors estimate taxpayers will pay almost 80% of more than $4 billion over the next decade because the investment funds won't raise enough to cover the obligations. "Based on estimated pension payouts and the mandated annual COLA increases," according to the grand jury report, "San Jose retirement plans in the next 10 years will need to payout approximately $4.3 billion." read more


If I had known, 20 years ago, that my side in the ideological wars over gender and sex was going to win so decisively, I would have been ecstatic. Back then, I spent many evenings at the pub or at dinner parties debating gender and identity with other graduate students; or, really, anyone who would listen"my mother-in-law, my relatives, or just a random person unlucky enough to be in my presence. I insisted that there was no such thing as sex. And I knew it. I just knew it. Because I was a gender historian. ..... The problem is: I was wrong. Or, to be a bit more accurate, I got things partly right. But then, for the rest, I basically just made it up. In my defence, I wasn't alone. Everyone was (and is) making it up. That's how the gender-studies field works. read more


A huge fire at a cattle breeding facility in Australia has caused thousands of dollars in damage after at least 100 cylinders containing bull semen were destroyed. Emergency services were called to the blaze in the early hours at Yarram Herd Services in Gippsland, Victoria. According to ABC, it took 10 fire crews more than two hours to fully extinguish the fire after it broke out around 3 a.m. local time. A spokesman from the Country Fire Authority told Daily Mail Australia that the fire had "completely shredded the building." Country Fire Authority Gippsland commander Chris Loeschenkohl said the crew had to be wary of "projectiles" coming at them while they tackled the blaze. read more


Monday, September 16, 2019

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the Obama administration against criticism from the left about its deportation efforts while warning Democratic presidential hopefuls that the U.S. needs borders. "The emphasis there was on people who had criminal records, people who posed a danger, a public safety risk," Holder, who served under former President Obama, said of the previous administration's policy in a CNN interview released Saturday. "Democrats have to understand that ... borders mean something," he added. read more


One of the most disturbing aspects of the retreat from liberal political discourse can be found on the training grounds for tomorrow's leaders: college campuses. This sad reality was laid bare in a pair of columns published last week in Bloomberg Opinion by Steven Gerrard, a professor of philosophy at Williams College. Gerrard quotes a letter from students outlining their views on the subject: "Free Speech,' as a term, has been co-opted by right-wing and liberal parties as a discursive cover for racism, xenophobia, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and classism." read more


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And the mattress, who refuses to identify its gender, is sure this will reek havoc on the child's future.

I don't claim its a certainty. I say it more probable.

As a group, both highly gender nonconforming and androgynous youth reported higher levels of psychological distress compared to their gender-conforming
williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu

Perhaps this child also needs to be raised Catholic. Who knows what life without organized religion would do to this kid's future.
#24 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Well we can see what life without it is doing to our children, talk about zero knowledge.

GalaxiePete,

You describe the NAXALT fallacy.
lifelessonsco.azureedge.net

Biology is about normal distribution.

Societies have shaped how genders are to behave, doesn't mean there is a linear distribution of behaviors.

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