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Quadrant.org.au 15 December 2016Family First Comment: A fabulous article with thorough research from an independent academic, not an activist seeking to exploit children. The whole article is worth reading, but there are two sections that we wanted to highlight – especially as it relates to some research in NZ….. How common is childhood gender dysphoria?No one really knows because there is “an absence of formal prevalence studies” and estimates vary greatly. The leader of Toronto’s Transgender Youth Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children, Dr Joey Bonifacio, says estimates based on adult dysphoria clinics range from 0.005 to 0.014 per cent for men convinced they are women and 0.002 to 0.003 per cent for women convinced they are men, but believes they are “likely modest underestimates”. Bonifacio’s statistics are the same as those declared in the bible of psychiatry, DSM-5.In Australia, prominence has been given to a cross-sectional questionnaire distributed to 8500 adolescents in New Zealand (“Youth 12”) which reported 1.2 per cent answered “Yes” to the question, “Do you think you are transgender? This is a girl who feels like she should have been a boy, or a boy who feels like he should have been a girl.” 95 per cent denied being transgender, 2.5 per cent replied they were “unsure”, and 1.7 per cent “did not understand” the question. The estimate of 1.2 per cent is promoted by leaders of the gender dysphoria service at Melbourne Children’s Hospital, but the progenitors of the “Safe Schools” program appear to have inflated the figure to 4 per cent by adding the unsure 2.5 per cent.Results of such tick-in-the-box questionnaires are unreliable. According to DSM-5, childhood gender dysphoria can only be diagnosed if there is “a marked incongruence” between natal and perceived gender lasting “at least six months”, “manifested by at least six” features, including “a strong desire … and insistence”, together with a “strong preference” for the company, clothing and toys of the opposite sex and its role in fantasy play, and associated with rejection of the stereotypes of its natal sex, including anatomy. Also, to comply with “dysphoria”, there should be “significant distress or impairment … in functioning”.The unreliability of such questionnaires is emphasised in the Journal of Homosexuality in its consideration of the prevalence of suicide in sexual minorities. It warns that conclusions are limited because they are based on “retrospective” data, “do not effectively allow cause and effect relationships to be discerned” including “co-occurring mental disorders”, are “restricted” in the number of questions they can ask to elucidate facts and are weakened by the possibility of incomprehension of the questions.Is it any surprise that reliability of responses from adolescents has been questioned? In the New Zealand survey deemed authoritative by some in Australia, 36.5 per cent of adolescents in this land of the All Blacks declared they did not understand the question: have you ever been “hit or physically harmed by another person?”…. The New Zealand survey of adolescents (“Youth 12”) deemed authoritative by some in Australia asked about “self-harm” in the previous year. Of non-transgenders 23.4 per cent replied “Yes”, as did 45.5 per cent of “transgenders” but 23.7 per cent reckoned they did not understand the question. When asked about attempted suicide, 4.1 per cent of non-transgenders replied “Yes”, as did 19.8 per cent of “transgenders”, but 13.3 per cent declared incomprehension.AND JUST TO MAKE YOU REAL QUEEZY….Stage 3: SurgeryAccording to international guidelines, “sex realignment surgery” may be performed from eighteen years, though there are reports of it occurring earlier in private clinics. Mastectomy, however, may be performed at a younger age if developing breasts increase dysphoria.…Creating ersatz female genitals is easiest: an orifice is created in the perineum, lined with skin from a filleted penis and, sometimes, deepened by transplanted bowel. The scrotum forms labia. The glans is grafted above the orifice and the urethral tube is shortened.Creating male genitals is harder. One surgeon declared that “the task assumes nearly Herculean dimensions” but this underestimates the ingenuity and range of objectives while exaggerating results. Hercules was always successful: creation of a penis is not. Some patients settle for a clitoris enlarged by male hormones. Others aspire to a penetrative organ, or at least one that can deliver urine when its owner is standing. In these cases, a shaft may be attempted from tissue grafted from thigh or even forearm and stiffened with a length of bone. Reversing the biblical account of the origin of females, bone from a woman’s rib may now turn her into someone with a male phallus. A glans may be fashioned from a graft of inner-skin and the tube that delivers urine may be lined with mucous membranes from the mouth. The appearance of a scrotum may be achieved by creating a sac from the labia and inserting two artificial testicles.SCARY! But this is what activists are pushing on our vulnerable young people. Shameful.READ MORE: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2016/12/gender-dysphoria-child-surgical-abuse/
The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Anilao police station. The 41-year-old Leonardo Democrito wascaught on the strength of an arrest in Barangay Ito Sur, Cabatuan, Iloiloaround 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, a police report showed. ILOILO City – He was listed as the No. 6most wanted person in the municipal police station of Anilao, Iloilo. Democrito – resident of BarangayPalaypay, Anilao – was facing rape charges. He had been hiding from the policefor about five years, the report added. No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PN
February 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCentral Arkansas (7-15, 6-5) vs. Lamar (11-11, 5-6)Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Rylan Bergersen and Central Arkansas will face T.J. Atwood and Lamar. The junior Bergersen is averaging 16.4 points over the last five games. Atwood, a senior, has scored 22 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 14.6 over his last five games. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Atwood, Lamar host Central Ark. Associated Press STEPPING UP: Atwood is averaging 15.8 points and 6.7 rebounds to lead the way for the Cardinals. Davion Buster has complemented Atwood and is accounting for 15.1 points and two steals per game. The Bears are led by Bergersen, who is averaging 15 points and 4.9 rebounds.TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Bears have scored 81.5 points per game and allowed 78.4 points per game in conference play thus far. Those are both solid improvements over the 68.8 points scored and 94.8 points given up per game to non-conference foes.BRILLIANT BERGERSEN: Bergersen has connected on 22.5 percent of the 111 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 25 over his last five games. He’s also converted 68 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Lamar is 0-9 this year when it scores 62 points or fewer and 11-2 when it scores at least 63.STREAK STATS: Lamar has lost its last four home games, scoring an average of 62.8 points while giving up 71.3.DID YOU KNOW: The Lamar defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 24.9 percent of all possessions, which is the 13th-highest rate in the country. The Central Arkansas offense has turned the ball over on 23.1 percent of its possessions (ranked 339th among Division I teams).
What grade would you give Syracuse’s performance?ABCDFVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWhat grade would you give Syracuse’s performance?Who was player of the game for the Orange?Malachi RichardsonDaJuan ColemanMichael GbinijeVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWho was player of the game for the Orange? Comments Published on November 2, 2015 at 9:21 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse hoists 32 3-pointers in 97-58 win over Le Moyne in exhibitionFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 97-58 win over Le Moyne
Clark Allen Harris, 56, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his home in Wellington.Â He was a lifelong resident of Wellington and a carpenter.Clark was born on August 16, 1956 in Wellington to Charles R. Harris and Louise E. (Slack) Harris.He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise; sisters, Debbie Pilens and Barbara Ann Harris; and brother, David Wayne Harris.Survivors include his wife, Joyce Harris of Wellington; son, Jeremy Harris and his wife Mandi of Oxford, KS; daughters, Heather Kimball of Wellington, Holly Vargas and her husband Lonnie of Wellington, and Stephanie Warnock and her husband Wes of Wellington; step-children, Tiffany Hayes and her husband Rick of Oxford, KS, Krista Gregson and her husband Joel of Columbia, MO, and Phillip Fellers of Wellington; father, Charles Harris of Wellington; sister, Vickie Mertes and her husband Bill of Wellington; uncle and best friend, Bill Harris of Wellington; 22 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.A Memorial Service will be held at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:30 A.M.Â Pastor Zane Brooks will officiate.The family will greet friends at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Monday, May 6, 2013, from 6:00 â€“ 8:00 P.M.A memorial has been established in his name with the American Cancer Society.Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has called on the Irish government to heed the call of farming organisations and “immediately apply for EU Solidarity funding” to alleviate the worsening fodder crisis.Speaking from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Harkin noted that “in the middle of the worst economic crisis ever endured by Ireland, we have just two beacons of hope on the horizon – the agricultural sector and our exports”.“Now,” the Ireland North & West MEP added, “the agricultural sector has been hit by an unprecedented fodder shortage due to extraordinary weather conditions. It started during the second half of 2012 and continued into 2013. Large parts of the country – particularly the region I represent, have seen little or no growth and extremely heavy rainfall. “This means that there is no grass and no first cut of silage, amounting to a desperate fodder crisis which is continuing unabated and could easily drag into next year.“There are frantic efforts to import fodder from the UK and France but animals are falling, costs have escalated for imported feed, and to make matters worse, there is little or no credit available. In truth, farmers and their livestock are facing ruin.“Farming organisations have estimated that the fodder crisis will cost Irish farming €1 Billion and in this context I am calling on the Irish government to immediately apply to the EU Solidarity Fund for some respite for the agricultural sector,” Harkin concluded. FODDER CRISIS IS GETTING WORSE, SAYS MEP HARKIN was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FODDER CRISIS IS GETTING WORSESAYS MEP HARKIN