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Jughead Jones out of the closet…Archie Comics brands him asexual

So glad I’ve been done reading Archie comics for quite some time…

The Jughead as you may remember...

The Jughead as you may remember…

All of the years of Jughead’s love for food since the inception of Archie Comics appear to have finally meant something, as the writers of the current series have announced he is asexual in a newly released issue.

According to Fox News, the writers of the current series of Archies, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson, made the announcement at last year’s Comic Con in New York, according to Catch News. The revelation takes place in Jughead No. 4, which will be released on Wednesday. Archie Comics gave some preview pages to ComicBookResources.com, which posted them Tuesday.

“My view of Jughead is, over the 75 years of his existence, there have been sporadic moments where he has dabbled in the ladies, but historically he has been portrayed as asexual,” Zdarsky said, according to Catch News.

“They just didn’t have a label for it, so they just called him a woman-hater. But he’s not a misogynist, he just watches his cohorts lose their minds with hormones… I think something like asexuality is underrepresented, and since we have a character who was asexual before people had the word for it, I’m continuing to write him that way,” he said.

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Throughout the series, Jughead has had several girlfriends while at Riverdale High, including dating Big Ethel and January McAndrews, to sharing his love for food with Debbi.

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Meet “Hijarbie” – the Barbie that is covered up!

Last week I told you about the new “lesbian” Barbie, modeled after homosexual and Clinton supporter Abby Wambach.

Amy Wambach and her Barbie

Amy Wambach and her Barbie

Now a Nigerian woman has made what she is dubbing “Hijarbie.”

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Haneefah Adam, 24, wanted to create a doll that dressed the way she did. Complete with a tiny hijab on her plastic head, the miniature fashionista could not be further away from the blonde doll that has brandished the bedrooms of millions of youngsters for almost 60 years.

Express UK reports that Adam said, “It got me thinking about how I’d actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have — covered up. “I was mulling about the idea for about three months while I was still studying for my master’s degree in the UK. When I got back to Nigeria, I went to the mall, purchased a doll, dressed it up, documented it and here we are.”

You can see her creations here on Instagram.

I’m sure Barbie/Mattel will not have a problem with this Hijarbie, because “diversity is crucial.” As reader PatriotUSA pointed out on my other blog post, “When are they going to make a SOUTHERN Barbie wrapped in the Confederate flag in white and black?????”

Gee, ya think Barbie/Matttel would approve of this doll? My guess IS A BIG FAT NO.

pro gun barbie

h/t FOTM reader GiGi!

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Iraqi migrant rapes a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna and tells police it was a ‘sexual emergency’

Subhuman piece of you-know-what.

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An Iraqi migrant brutally raped a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool cubicle, resulting in the boy being hospitalized for his injuries.

The Daily Mail reports that a lifeguard immediately called an ambulance after the boy went to him in floods of tears. The perp didn’t even take off – he was entertaining himself by repeatedly jumping off the three-metre diving board.

Police arrested him on the spot at the pool in Vienna, and during an interrogation, he told them that it was a ‘sexual emergency’ as he had not had sex in four months.

The Iraqi, who had been working as a taxi driver in Vienna, told police he knew it was ‘a mistake’ and did not mean to ‘scar the boy’, reports Kronen Zeitung. But the migrant, who had entered the country through the Balkans on September 5, official records show, said he could not help himself as he had an ‘excess sexual energy’. He told police that he knew such an act was ‘forbidden in any country of the world’, and he was not ‘always sick’, as he has a wife and a daughter in Iraq.

And this is how far the political madness has taken over: At first, Austrian did not release details of the rape, which happened on December 2 at The Resienbad pool, to protect the victim. Reports emerged on Facebook and police said they must be sensitive about cases involving migrants, who have ‘been through a lot’, but that there would be zero-tolerance.

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Austrian media have also been following another case of a 13-year-old girl who is allegedly repeatedly being raped by her 26-year-old husband, who she married in Syria. However, the teenager has not spoken against her husband, who is claiming that he has the right to have sex with her after their marriage was consummated, under Islamic law.

h/t Weasel Zippers

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Award-winning biologist says Pope Francis gave his blessing to animal-human hybrids

In Greek mythology, the Chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing animal hybrid, usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ends with a snake’s head.

Now, unscrupulous scientists are fashioning even worse than Chimeras — animal-human hybrids — by injecting human stem cells into animals, to grow human organs for eventual transplant.

In January 2016, it was reported that scientists in Japan successfully used human stem cells to grow a human ear on the back of a rat. (Discovery)

rat with human ear

In September 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)  announced it would not support research involving “human-animal chimeras” because of the hybrids may blue the line between species by ending up with human brain cells. But some U.S. research centers are defying the federal government with support from other funding sources, such as California’s state stem-cell agency. They are growing human tissue inside pigs and sheep, with the goal of creating hearts, livers, or other organs for transplants. (See “Defiling God’s creation: Scientists are creating animal-human hybrids“)

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, is one such research center.

Biologist Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Biologist Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, 55, is a professor in the Gene Expression Laboratories at the Salk Institute. A native of Spain, he received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Bologna, Italy and the University of Valencia, Spain. In 2004, he helped establish the Center for Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona and was its Director for 10 years, from 2004 to 2014. He is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the William Clinton Presidential Award, the Pew Scholar Award, the Gold Medal of the Junta Castilla-La Mancha, and the Roger Guillemin Endowed Nobel Chair.

At the Salk Institute, Dr. Izpisua Belmonte heads a team of scientists who “discovered a new type of stem cell that allowed them to develop the first reliable method for integrating human stem cells into an animal embryo. This could help them overcome a major hurdle toward growing replacement organs for humans.” If allowed to grow after birth, the chimeric embryo creature would be an animal-human hybrid or chimera.

In a phone interview with Christine Gorman, an editor of Scientific American magazine, published on January 25, 2016, Dr. Izpisua Belmonte said the following in answer to Gorman’s question, “How far along have these human-animal chimeras developed?”:

“We are entering into an ethical [area]. Because there are some people who think that we shouldn’t mix human cells with other animals and there are others who don’t care, so to speak. Here in California, we have gone through the different committees and they allow us to have a pig embryo develop for a month. Which is one third of their gestation. At that point you can see already all of the major organ primordia.

There are other countries. I’m from Spain and Spain has been quite open to this field of stem cell research. And they have allowed us to go until the animal is born. So in theory we could have a pig born with the human organ. It was not easy. Even though Spain is quite open to this stem cell research area, at the same time, Spain is a very Catholic country, so we had to go through the Pope. He very nicely said yes. This is to help people.”

When Gorman expressed surprise and asked, “The current Pope?,” Dr. Izpisua Belmonte confirmed that indeed he was referring to Pope Francis, i.e., Jorge Bergoglio:

Yes. The current Pope. So the Vatican is behind this research and has no problem based on the idea is to help humankind. And in theory all that we will be doing is killing pigs.

Dr. Izpisua Belmonte acknowledges that animal-human hybrids could develop human brain cells:

“One problem and the major problem is that these cells could colonize the brain of the animal in which you put them. And obviously it would not be appropriate to have an animal with neurons from people. Or these cells could colonize the germline so that the sperm or the oocytes of that pig would be human. So to avoid that the government of Spain allowed us to have the pig be born and then immediately after to be sacrificed.

But I was not happy with that. People will think that still you will have an embryo maybe with some neuron contribution. And even though the pig is not born, there are people who believe that that should not be done. So we are devising genetic engineering technology so that if a cell becomes a neuron it is just destroyed in the embryo. Any cell that starts to be taught okay you are going to become a neuron at the moment of the first stages of neurogenesis, we are putting a toxin construct in it so that it will be destroyed by itself. So that will prevent any pig embryos from having human neurons so to speak.

I feel that this will still generate controversy. Many people will think one way and others will think differently, so it is impossible to have a consensus. My feeling is that we still need to better understand these issues of cell competence, of mixing cells in embryogenesis—the rules of development, so to speak. And I am a developmental biologist by background and that is my own interest. It will take a long time to have all these hopes and dreams come true.”

According to a statement by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Catholic Church supports ethically responsible stem cell research and “has long supported research using stem cells from adult tissue and umbilical cord blood, which poses no moral problem.” Ethically irresponsible research is any research that “exploits or destroys human embryos,” which would include “research as currently conducted” that employs embryonic stem cells. However, the Church “welcomes” proposed research that obtains “embryonic stem cells or their pluripotent equivalent without creating or harming embryos”.

An even more relevant document is Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions, which was issued in 2008 under Pope Benedict XVI by the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith as the Church’s doctrinal directives on embryonic ethical controversies. No. 33 of the Instruction clearly states the following on “attempts at hybridization”:

From the ethical standpoint, such procedures represent an offense against the dignity of human beings on account of the admixture of human and animal genetic elements capable of disrupting the specific identity of man. The possible use of the stem cells, taken from these embryos, may also involve additional health risks, as yet unknown, due to the presence of animal genetic material in their cytoplasm. To consciously expose a human being to such risks is morally and ethically unacceptable.

Animal-human hybrids do exactly that by being “admixtures of human and animal genetic elements” which “disrupt the specific identity of man”.

However, according to eminent biologist Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Pope Francis approves of research that uses human stem cells to grow human organs in animal, which may lead to the animal developing HUMAN brain cells.

But that’s okay with Jorge Bergoglio, so long as the animal-human hybrid is immediately killed after it’s born. All in the name of the end justifying the means — “doing good” by “helping humankind”.

And who’s to say there aren’t scientists, even in Spain, who disobey the rule by letting the chimera survive after birth?

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UPDATE (Feb. 9, 2016):

According to the Italian-language blog Il Sismografo, Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, said, “It’s absolutely untrue that Pope Francis encourages this kind of [animal-human hybrid] research.” Lombardi calls reports that claim the pope approves of such research “a disgusting lie, irresponsible and uncivilized”. I suggest Lombardi contact Scientific American and Dr. Izpisua Belmonte to set the record straight.

~Eowyn

Barbie in full PC mode: There is now a lesbian Barbie

Because “Diversity is crucial“…or something like that.

New line of "diverse" Barbies

New line of “diverse” Barbies

Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, recently added new dolls in three body types: curvy, petite and tall. They announced the following:

“Girls everywhere now have infinitely more ways to play out their stories and spark their imaginations through Barbie. Along with more overall diversity, we proudly add three new body types to our line.

This is just the beginning. From offering products that feature more empowering and imaginative roles to partnering with best in class role models, we believe in girls and their limitless potential. #YouCanBeAnything”

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And the latest, more “empowering” Barbie? One of lesbian soccer player (retired) Abby Wambach. If (like me) you don’t follow women’s soccer, she is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She is married to Sarah Huffman. And she supports Hillary Clinton.

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People Magazine reports that the official Abby Wambach Barbie doll was unveiled at The Makers Conference in California on Wednesday, honoring the longtime member of and recent retiree from the United States women’s national soccer team.

“At Barbie we believe that if she can see it, she can be it,” Kim Culmone, Vice President of Barbie Global said during the conference while unveiling the doll. She added, “Makers and Barbie are really, really thrilled to honor an extraordinary ‘shero,’ who has elevated and redefined what’s possible for women through her own effort, her bravery and her accomplishments.”

lesbian barbie

“I’m not gonna lie, you guys may not believe this, I was a Barbie kid… I played with Barbies my whole life,” the 35-year-old told the audience. She continued, “Playing with Barbies that may or may not have looked like myself growing up, I think this is a really impactful statement… it just proves that we really are getting somewhere… if you’re out there and maybe your doll doesn’t look exactly like you feel, here’s another option.”

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Draft America’s Daughters Act will require millions of women to sign up for draft

Be careful what you wish for.

Feminists agitate for gender “equality”. And so, heeding their call, the Obama administration decided to open all U.S. military combat roles to women, including the elite Navy SEALS and Army Rangers.

Last December 3, Defense Secretary Ash Carter made that announcement, effective in the new year, which means 2016. To that end, Carter ordered the Marines and Army, along with the other service branches, to open about 225,000 combat jobs to women candidates – the last remaining occupational specialties that had barred female troops.

In so doing, Carter had rejected a request from the Marine Corps for a partial exception so as to keep the infantry, machine gunner, and fire support reconnaissance men-only. Carter said no: “We are a joint force, and I have decided to make a decision which applies to the entire force.” (See “Obama opening combat to women means they will need to register for Selective Service“)

Since Carter’s announcement, U.S. military services have been submitting plans for incorporating women into all of their ranks, a process that could take months or years.

Now, the expected consequence of Obama’s decision is here.

Yesterday, a bill was introduced in Congress which would require women to register for the draft.

Army intelligence analyst Spc Brittany Gordon, 24, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in Oct. 2012

Army intelligence analyst Spc Brittany Gordon, 24, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in Oct. 2012

Travis J. Tritten reports for Stars and Stripes, Feb. 4, 2016, that two House Republicans introduced a bill Thursday requiring eligible women in the United States to sign up for the military draft.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a Marine veteran, and Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Minn., a retired Navy SEAL, filed the Draft American’s Daughters Act to stoke debate over the military’s historic move to fully integrate female troops into all combat roles. If the bill is passed, women from 18-26 years old would for the first time have to join men in registering with the Selective Service program and potentially be forced to fight in future wars.

“This is a very important issue that touches the heart of every family in America, and I believe we need to have an open and honest discussion about it,” Zinke said.

Hunter and Zinke maintain that the Obama administration made the policy change despite research and reservations from the Marine Corps and special operations community, and without adequate debate among lawmakers. 

Obama as king

Hunter said in a statement: “If this administration wants to send 18, 20-year-old women into combat, to serve and fight on the front lines, then the American people deserve to have this discussion through their elected representatives.” For his part, Zinke said in a statement: “My daughter is a damn good Navy diver. I know women play an invaluable role in war. Many times women can gain access to strategic sites that men never could. However, this administration’s plan to force all front-line combat and Special Forces to integrate women into their units is reckless and dangerous.”

Two days before the bill was introduced, on Feb. 2, Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley had testified to the Senate that they believe there no longer should be an exemption in the draft for half of the country’s population now that the military is all inclusive.

The Marines completed a study last summer that found women get injured more often and perform below males in combat. During an oversight hearing in the Senate on Tuesday, lawmakers repeatedly referenced the study and said they are worried the military could lower standards to accommodate more women in combat occupational specialties.

Zinke said the decision now means the country must contemplate changes to the draft. The Draft America’s Daughters Act will require millions of women to register beginning 90 days after it is signed into law. 

Men, who historically filled combat roles, are required to register with Selective Service when they turn 18 years old in case a draft is again needed. Women have been excluded from the Selective Service System, a decision that was upheld by a 1981 Supreme Court ruling that said as long as women weren’t allowed in combat units, they shouldn’t be subjected to it.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Rep. Duncan Hunter said in an interview that the change in policy “is a change to over 200 years of warfare in the United States.” Hunter urges his fellow lawmakers to ask themselves: “Do I think we have come far enough that my daughter should be drafted?”

Hunter said he will try to bring his bill to the floor so all members of Congress will have to vote on the issue because “This should involve every member of Congress. This isn’t a military thing, it’s a family thing, it’s a cultural thing.”

Advocates for women in combat roles dismiss the bill, saying that requiring women to register wouldn’t have much practical effect, as a draft hasn’t been used since the Vietnam War.

The issue of registration for women could become a campaign issue, depending how far the bill progresses.

On Wednesday at a townhall meeting, Hillary Clinton expressed her concern that the policy change could change the definition of an all-volunteer force. She said she wasn’t sure all women should register for the draft on the grounds that “I have a hard time imagining the kind of national emergency that would require the use of the Selective Service System.”

See also Obama’s other acts to socially re-engineering the U.S. military:

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

Xenogenesis: They’re growing vaginas in labs for transplant

The Greek word xenos means “strange” or “foreign”; the word genesis means the origin or mode of formation of something.

Combining the two, xenogenesis may mean strange origin — an apt word for vaginas grown in a lab.

A team of scientists led by Anthony Atala, MD, director of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, succeeded in growing vaginas in a laboratory, then transplanted them into four girls. The study was co-funded by Wake Forest University and Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez.

Their findings were published in an article titled “Tissue-engineered autologous vaginal organs in patients: a pilot cohort study,” in the online April 10, 2014 edition of the journal The Lancet.

The study’s subjects were four teenage girls, aged 13-18 years, who were born with vaginal aplasia caused by Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) — a rare genetic condition in which the vagina and uterus are underdeveloped or absent. The congenital deformation affects between one in 1,500 and one in 4,000 female infants.

To build the personalized vaginas, the researchers took a small piece (less than half the size of a postage stamp) of vulvar tissue from each patient, and then allowed the cells to multiply in lab dishes.

The vagina is made up of two major layers with two cell types: muscle cells and vaginal epithelial cells. To build these layers, the researchers placed one cell type on one face of a biodegradable vagina-shaped scaffold, and placed the other cell type on the other face of the scaffold.

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The cell-scaffold was then placed in a bioreactor — an ovenlike device that has the same conditions as the human body — for about a week.

Once the lab-grown vaginas were ready, doctors surgically created a cavity in the girls’ bodies, then stitched one side of the vaginal organ to the opening of the cavity and the other side to the uterus.

For each girl, the whole process took about 5 to 6 weeks, from the time the vulvar tissue was taken from her to the time the engineered vagina was surgically implanted.

The patients were followed up for 8 years. There were no long-term postoperative surgical complications. The implanted vaginas are working normally, as indicated by the patients’ responses to self-administered Female Sexual Function Index questionnaires, showing normal ranges in all areas tested, such as desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and painless intercourse.

The success of the pilot study is promising for the treatment of several disorders that might require vaginal reconstruction, such as congenital abnormalities, injury, or cancer. Current treatments for MRKH syndrome include dilation of existing tissue or, for more severe cases, reconstructive surgery using a piece of intestine or a piece of skin to create a new vaginal organ.

Notwithstanding the success of this pilot study, the researchers caution that the risk of complications is high when non-vaginal tissue is used to lab-grow vaginas because, as Dr. Atala explained, “They are not ideal because they don’t perform the same functionality.”

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he revealed secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

While Dr. Atala did not include transgenders among expected patients for lab-grown vaginas, that is clearly a possibility. I won’t be surprised if the Obama administration already has plans ready to have taxpayers foot the bill of growing vaginas in laboratories for surgical implantation into men who imagine themselves to be women.

After all, taxpayers are already forced to pay for the “sex change” hormone “therapy” of former U.S. Army soldier Bradley “call me Chelsea” Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking more than 700,000 classified document; as well as “sex reassignment” surgeries for Medicare and illegal immigrants.

~Eowyn