Stopping Spoon-related Violence in the U.K.

     The British Police, who are already a laughing stock of the civilized world by prioritizing the threat of mis-gendering or sex-slave rings, are not only dealing with the threat of the private ownership of pointy objects or… whisks… but now, thanks to the Regents Park Police, also the scourge of… spoons and small non-sharp tent-pegs/dull-Allen wrenches (or something).

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The Call For Global Governance Is Real

     Transnational organizations, especially global ones, are run by representatives chosen by a nation’s government and/or bureaucrats. While some more regional transnational bodies such as the European Union have “Parliament members” that are kinda/supposedly chosen by the voters, such representatives tend to be of the “rubber stamp” variety.

     There is an open and ongoing movement to bring parliamentary representation to the United Nations, with over a thousand and a half current and former members of national parliaments from most of the countries on Earth endorsing such an idea.

“The bodies of the UN and international organizations are occupied by officials who are appointed by the executive branches of national governments. In view of the growing importance of international organizations and their decisions, this is no longer sufficient.

“A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) for the first time would give popularly elected representatives a formal role in global affairs. As an additional body, the assembly will directly represent the world’s citizens and not governments.

“Initially, states could choose whether their UNPA members would come from national parliaments, reflecting their political spectrum and gender equality, or whether they would be directly elected. Eventually, the goal is to have all members directly elected.”

     This isn’t some “black helicopter”/Stonecutter lever conspiracy, but an open call and declaration.

     But the United States of America wouldn’t participate in some transnational scheme where “parliamentarians” were selected, for example, from Congress, right?

     Wrong. This is already the case with the NATO Parliament.

     One of the interesting things is that such eventual direct parliamentary selection fits in with the proposed “Constitution for the Federation of Earth” pushed by “World Parliamentarians” which involved a tricameral parliament, two of which are national representatives and “people’s representatives”; the last branch would consist of undemocratically selected “experts” and elites, not dissimilar to what is seen in the European Union today—with the E.U., perhaps, serving as a type of trial run for a much wider application of such political governing precepts.

     Oh well, at least knowing that we are living in the Mirror Universe means we have scantily clad and sexy yeomen to look forward too…

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California vs. Dialysis Patients

     In the campaign to “make healthcare a right”, the state of California is considering a bill that would… stop dialysis treatment to thousands who need it.

AB 290 will cut reimbursement rates private insurance companies pay to cover dialysis care. These reimbursement rates are crucial to dialysis facilities because Medicare does not cover the full cost of care for treating dialysis patients.

“Reduced payments may force numerous facility closures, especially in rural and underserved areas. As a result, many patients will be required to find new dialysis centers, some of which will be much further away from their current facility. In addition, less money will be available for dialysis providers to donate to patients that rely on charitable assistance, which helps patients better afford their healthcare costs.”

     It gets worse:

“At age 50, I depend on a charitable financial grant from the nonprofit American Kidney Fund to help pay for my daily at-home dialysis. Without the grant, I cannot afford the treatment. Without the treatment, I will die. Assembly Bill 290 […] will force AKF to cease operating its program in California, hurting me and the more than 3,700 Californians who rely on its financial assistance.

“This is because provisions in AB 290 conflict with the strict federal guidelines under which AKF operates and, rather than risk its operations nationwide, AKF will simply stop offering assistance in California.”

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News of the Week (June 2nd, 2019)

 

News of the Week for June nd, 2019


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Firing Line Friday: The Rising Tide of Islam

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     The question of the rise of Islam, particularly in Europe today, has been the focus of the West for decades, as evidenced by Buckley’s interview with P. J. Vatikiotis, Gabriel Warburg, and Gabriel Ben-Dor.

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     Due to real life, there will be little to no posting until the end of the month.

     The “News of the Week” will be back on the 2nd of June.

     Until then, here is the late “Grumpy Cat” (AKA Tardar Sauce, RIP) riding a Roomba.

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Firing Line Friday: What Have We Learned from the Failure of British Socialism?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     With Britain having just voted in a European Parliament election despite supposedly being scheduled to have left the E.U. already, the incompetence of many current leaders has become manifest. In contrast, we can look back to when a far more capable and intelligent leader was poised to save the U.K.: Margaret Thatcher.

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Quick Takes – Rise of the Urban Rat Overlords: New York; Los Angeles; San Francisco

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Pizza Rat for Mayor!!1!

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Ah, the Big Apple that is being gnawed away by vermin. But enough about Mayor de Blasio and other politicians of his ilk. New York has a rat problem.

“So many rats regularly lurk on a sidewalk in Brooklyn that it is the humans who avoid the rats, not the other way around. Not even cars are safe: Rats have chewed clean through engine wires.

“A Manhattan avenue lined with trendy restaurants has become a destination for foodies — and rats who help themselves to their leftovers. Tenants at a public housing complex in the South Bronx worry about tripping over rats that routinely run over their feet.”

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The Irrational Animus of Biological Reality

     There are two ways to receive citizenship at birth: via the 14th Amendment and the Common Law precept of jus soli; or via statute (primarily limited to jus sanguinis, though also under some circumstances to non-genetic biological relationships).

     This law applies equally to everyone, regardless of whether they are straight or gay.

     Of course, certain assumptions that can be made for marriages between a man and a woman, such the presumption that the husband is the father of the wife’s child, can not made between same-sex couples who are legally wed to each other because granting that assumption would require that we presume the biologically impossible. Thus, a child born to someone in a same-sex marriage could never be born within the wedlock of the legally wed couple.

     When the Supreme Court overturned prohibitions on “same sex marriage”, it was declared that same-sex and opposite-sex marriages are equivalent and that any potential inequivalencies were just “irrational animus”.

     Mother nature is clearly, then, an irrational hate-filled b***h.

     That citizenship, by statute, generally grants citizenship by birth to natural (i.e. genetic) parents (and non-genetic children carried by a surrogate U.S. National mother, in some cases), seems to fly above the head of a writer at The Daily Beast. Even the headline (“Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens”) and chaser (“Children of U.S. citizens are falling victim to a policy that de-recognizes their parents’ marriage—and strips them of their birthright citizenship.”) are fundamentally dishonest or written out of ignorance.

     In all the examples provided, there is no indication that the same rules would not apply to opposite-sex couples in the same actual situation, or to single individuals. There is no “de-recogniz[ing]” of any legal marriage.

     The first example is of two men legally marriage to each other who went to Canada and used a surrogate and an egg donor to conceive a child. It was not explicitly stated that either of the men’s sperm was used, but for the sake of argument such assumption is granted. In an identical situation, a man and a woman, who claim parentage of a child born of a foreign surrogate with an extra-marital egg donor, would be in a similar situation. The child would be born out of wedlock and in accordance with the law—8 USC 1409(a)—the father would need to demonstrate a blood relationship. This is the same exact situation as with the two men aforementioned.

     Oh, one might muse, an opposite sex couple could just not mention the child was born through surrogacy using an extra-marital egg donor, and their parentage would be assumed, and that it is “irrational animus” that stops same-sex parents from doing the same. Of course, one would then have to irrationally assume with animus the biologically impossible. That opposite sex couples could more easily get way with it is a function of basic biological possibility.

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Derp News

     Forget about “fake news”. The real hotness in journalism is gullibility and stupidity.

     Today.com ran an article about a “salad lasagna”, which stemmed from “journalist” Julia Curley finding a Facebook post and after asking for “background” on the poster’s “salad lasagna”, received an obvious joke story by the poster who claimed to be named “Dick Chmeller”… and yet repeated that story, abet slightly toned down, in her article…

     What a stupid time to be alive.

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