Cisgender, this gender, that gender Good Freaking Grief!

Gender Obsession Disorder anyone?

If your clothes fit, then hang your head in shame. You are indulging in cisgender privilege:

The University of Oregon has a separate site for their libraries. Included in this separate site are “research guides” to help students understand topics that the university has deemed important. One such research guide is “Transgender Studies & Cisgender Privilege.”

The guide directs students to a checklist of cisgender privileges.

Included on the list are: “6. Clothing works for me, more or less. I am a size and shape for which clothes I feel comfortable wearing are commonly made” and “23. My potential lovers expect my genitals to look roughly similar to the way they do, and have accepted that before coming to bed with me.”

They are, well, let me put it this way

Why were Conservatives left out of writing Ryancare?

Twilla Brase, a certified public health nurse and the co-founder and president of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) in St. Paul, Minnesota, rips into how the GOP screwed up repealing Obamacare

“Their bill, the American Heath Care Act, just pulled from the House last Friday did not repeal Obamacare. It didn’t even replace Obamacare.”

Instead, Ryancare continued government-run health care with mandates, guaranteed-issue requirements and more, she says. “Nothing [in it would have] guaranteed prices will go down or access will go up” for patients, she says.

As for what went wrong, Brase says conservatives were never really welcomed and included in the policy discussions leading to this package. In fact, she says some speculate that the Republican establishment thought they didn’t need to consult conservatives, but could just use Trump to bully his base into agreeing to the concocted replacement bill.

We know that Steve Bannon tried to bully memebers of the Freedom Caucus into voting for the Ryan’s healthcare bill Crap Sandwich, and failed miserably

White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon told a group of House conservatives they had no choice but to back the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bill days before the bill was pulled, according to a new report.

Bannon confronted members of the House Freedom Caucus earlier this week during the White House’s push for the American Health Care Act, Axios’s Mike Allen reported Saturday in his newsletter.

“Guys, look. This is not a discussion. This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill,” Bannon reportedly said.

If that is true, then at least of of those Republicans should have told Bannon to go intercourse himself, except in more garphic language frankly. In any case Ryancare collapsed because it sucked in a most sucktacular fashion, can you say 17% approval? So now, it is time to go back and REPEAL Obamacare. Then get a bill that gets government OUT, regulations OUT, and address health freedom. Here is a link to Twilla Brase’s group and their ideas  Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom and here is a pdf on things Congress can do to help  

Restore Affordability The high-cost of insurance and medical delivery today are a result of heavy third-party involvement in every medical decision…and burdensome regs, reporting, measurement –

TRUE INSURANCE – Expand/Restore major-medical indemnity policies. –

COST CONSCIOUS – Require individual skin in the game, even Medicaid. –

BLOCK GRANTS – Provide Medicaid block grants that allow states to direct contract with doctors and hospitals, bypassing costly managed care PMPM payment/contracts.

CUTS COSTS – End costly overhead, bureaucracy, “quality” reporting, contracts, regs,

End Pre-Existing Conditions Pre-Ex conditions are typically “acquired” when a child with a condition ages out of a family policy or when an employee with a condition loses employer-sponsored coverage, sometimes because the employee cannot work due to the health condition.

OWNERSHIP – Expand individual lifelong ownership of health insurance.  

PRE-BIRTH – Encourage parents to buy individual health insurance policies for their children pre-birth, and transfer responsibility for payment to the child at adulthood.

TAX REFORM – End tax deduction for employer-sponsored coverage.

GRANTS – For those stuck with Pre-Ex conditions, give temporary financial support to states to establish high-risk pools, NOT for reinsurance (Health Plan subsidies).

Set Medicare Recipients Free The Clinton administration imposed a Social Security rule in 1997 without public notice or comment. In 2008 a lawsuit, including plaintiff Dick Armey who wanted to keep his insurance, was filed. SCOTUS refused to hear the case in January 2013.

RESCIND – The SSA requirement that individuals enroll in Medicare Part A to receive their Social Security Retirement benefits.

RESCIND – The SSA requirement that forces senior citizens to pay everything back, including Social Security benefits, if they disenroll from Medicare Part A.

EXECUTIVE ORDER – President Trump can issue an Executive Order to rescind the rule and strip the prohibition from SSA Procedure Operations Manual System (POMS).

Restore Catastrophic Coverage Health plans are an aberration pushed by Ted Kennedy (HMO Act of 1973). SCOTUS in Pegram vs Hedrich said Congress’s purpose for the law was to ration health care. –

REPEAL ACA §1302(e) – Repeal Obamacare prohibition on catastrophic coverage

EXEMPT FROM TAXATION – Exempt indemnity major medical non-interference policies (new or returning entrants) from federal taxes for 10 years

REPEAL HMO ACT – Repeal approved merger of financing/deliver to end health plan control over federal/state policy decisions and patient/doctor treatment decisions.

DISFAVOR MANAGED CARE – Health plans are the problem, not the solution.

NO MANDATES – Do not require EHB or insurance, or prohibit health-sharing.

FAVOR HSA – Large HSAs; Sen. Paul S.222 HSA section; Delink HSA from HDHP

They have may more ideas please go check them out at the link, and check out The Wedge, a free trade zone for healthcare

What NOT to do when defending yourself with a firearm

You shoot to “stop the threat to your life” after that threat is no more, well Bob Owens explains

A Philadelphia laundromat owner with no understanding of self-defense laws is out of $2,000 in cash and is likely looking at jail time and expensive lawsuits after a botched robbery turned into a chase and shooting.

A laundromat owner armed with a gun shot a robber as well as a bystander in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Investigators say the ordeal began at 4:19 p.m. when a 42-year-old man armed with a knife entered a laundromat on the 2800 block of N. 5th Street. The armed man forced the laundromat owner, who was behind the counter, to give him $2,000, according to police.

As the robber left with the money, the laundromat owner grabbed a revolver and began to chase him, investigators said. Police say the robber threw the money in the air and fled as the owner ran after him.

“I saw one of the guys running with a pack of money,” said Angel Perez, the owner of a store next to the laundromat. “When this guy ran he told him three times, ‘Stop! Stop! Stop!’”

The owner then fired five shots and struck the robber twice in the chest, according to officials. A 51-year-old woman, who investigators say was an innocent bystander, was also shot twice in the left hand.

In other words he did a very foolish and reckless thing

Self-defense laws are designed for the protection of human life from attacks by violent predators. They are not written to justify vigilante actions which put other lives at risk.

The laundromat owner would have been justified in drawing his gun and shooting the robber inside the laundromat during the robbery, but that’s not what happened here. The laundromat owner retrieved his firearm as the robber was fleeing, and decided to give chase. At that point, he became the problem. When he opened fire, he became the bad guy, and a liability to his community.

Very wise advice.

North Dakota latest state to enact constitutional carry

Very good

BISMARCK, N.D. –

Starting in August, North Dakota residents can carry a concealed handgun without a special permit.

Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill Thursday that allows people to conceal carry as long as they have had a valid North Dakota driver’s license or state ID card for at least a year.

The new law applies to people only within the state. Residents will still not be able to conceal carry outside of North Dakota without the proper permit.

The Useless Nations and their hatred of Israel

Via Doug Ross

By Anne Bayefsky

According to the U.N.’s top human rights body, Israel is the worst human rights violator in the world today. That’s the result of the latest session of the UN Human Rights Council which wrapped up in Geneva on Friday by adopting five times more resolutions condemning Israel than any other country on earth.

President Trump’s administration is currently a member of this reprehensible body. To borrow Elie Wiesel’s counsel to President Reagan not to pay his respects at a German graveyard containing Nazi SS remains: “That place, Mr. President, is not your place.”

The Bush administration refused to join the Council when it was created in 2006.

On March 31, 2009, President Obama – fully aware of its entrenched anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bias – made jumping on board one of his very first foreign policy moves. Moreover, in an unscrupulous attempt to control his successor, the former President obtained yet another three-year term for the United States on the Council that began on January 1, 2017.

Here are a few examples of exactly what this despicable body has stood for

In its history, the Council has condemned Israel more often than any other of the 192 UN states. Comparative totals after this session’s pogrom tell the story:  Israel – 78 resolutions and decisions, Syria – 29, North Korea – 9, and Iran – 6.  As for Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China, there’s nothing at all.

Go read the rest, it will sicken anyone with any grasp on the truth about Israel. The U.N. or Useless Nations as I call it, is about as devoid of a moral compass as anyone can imagine. The Trump Team has already announced plans to cut funding to the cesspool that the U.N. has become. I would suggest that every nation that values liberty, human rights, and that opposes terrorism, and Leftism should not only cut funding but get out of the Useless nation entirely.