News of the Week for February 5th, 2017
“The Netherlands is seeking to set up an overseas abortion fund to counteract Donald Trump’s recent ban against funding international groups which give women information about terminations.
“Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen for the Dutch government has announced she intends to establish an international fund which would finance projects relating to access for birth control, abortion and women’s education, throughout developing countries.
“Ms Ploumen announced the plan in reaction to an extensive memorandum signed by Mr Trump to restrict access to information on abortion for women who are in receipt of aid from international development groups.”
A little girl wanting to be a mermaid princess when she grows up is adorable. An adult woman who quits her job because she believe she is half fish and half human is just plain crazy in the head.
“When Caitlin Nielsen told her kindergarten teacher she wanted to be a mermaid when she grew up, the kids laughed at her.
“But now aged 32, Caitlin is living her dream: She is part of a ‘secret’ community of people who identify as part-human, part-fish and call themselves merfolk.
“Caitlin had long dreamed of being a mermaid and watching the Disney movie The Little Mermaid did nothing to ease her aspirations.
“So in 2015 the biology graduate quit her job so she could focus full-time on her real ambition: being a full-time mermaid.”
Funny, how the growth of body disphoria related madness has grown with the rise of people who don’t want to grow up and accept reality? How is believing you are the opposite sex, or some made up gender, more crazy than thinking you are a different species or some made-up mythical creature?
“‘I do feel like my tail is a part of me, and I do actually feel like it is a prosthetic limb.
“‘I sometimes joke that I wear a prosthetic because I was born with a terrible birth defect – which is legs.
“‘When my tail is off I feel a little bit awkward. Suddenly I have legs and I don’t know what to do with them. I feel extremely clumsy.'”
Yet again, South Park has been eerily prescient.
Despite attacks from science-adverse politicians, scientists have already laid the ground work for seminal genetic engineering, as well as support from the government. Now, scientists are ready to turn back the clock on evolution itself with a little bit of intellegent design:
“Scientists at the University of Chicago have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of genetic changes that happened in the deep past on the animals’ biology and fitness.
“[B]y combining ancestral gene reconstruction with techniques for engineering transgenic animals, they could study how genetic changes that occurred in the deep past affected whole organisms-their development, physiology, and even their fitness.
“‘This strategy of engineering “ancestralized animals” could be applied to many evolutionary questions'”
It is clear what this means: The creation of prehistoric catgirls is nigh.
Public schools have increasingly become vectors for teaching Islamic doctrine—not just about Islam, but proactively proselytizing the faith… despite the entire “separation of church and state” thing (but apparently not the separation of Mosque and State)…
Now, middle school students are being taught Sharia law in a not-so-balanced way:
“The worksheet, assigned to seventh-graders at Highland Hills Middle School, presents a passage written by a fictional 20-year-old Saudi woman named Ahlima, who feels ‘very fortunate’ to live under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. She writes about how she will soon become a man’s second wife and explains her modest dress: ‘I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.’
“‘That document by itself, it’s almost propaganda,’ […] ‘If you read that, you would think everything’s wonderful in that world.'”
Just how “very fortunate” was this woman who was beheaded in the middle of a Saudi Arabian street?