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Delaware may let students choose their race, gender without parental consent

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Things could get very complicated for schools if they have a student who doesn’t decide what gender he is until he has woken up and then decides what he feels like being for that day. And what will schools do if said person feels the urge to “shift gender” during the day?

From Fox News: A proposal that would let students in Delaware as young as 5 choose their own race and gender-identity – without approval from their parents – has sparked a bitter battle in the First State. 

On one side are parents who say they want a more welcoming climate for their transgender or non-binary children. On the other side are parents who say the proposal infringes on their basic parental rights.

Under Regulation 225, schools would be required to provide access to facilities and activities that are consistent with a student’s gender identity—regardless of the child’s sex at birth. That includes bathrooms, locker rooms, team sports and adhering to the child’s preferred name. Under the proposal, students could also choose their own race.

What has rankled some parents is that the new regulation does not require schools to inform parents of the child’s decision. Instead, the policy advises administrators to assess the child’s well-being before disclosing the information to the child’s parents.

While a growing number of states are imposing rules to protect transgender students, Delaware’s proposed rules go further – letting a child decide, even if the parent disagrees with the decision.

“The regulation isn’t about keeping a secret, it’s about what’s in the best interest of the child,” said Mark Purpura, president of Equality Delaware. “The reality is there are children living in fear who do not feel comfortable coming out to their parents as gay or transgender.”

But some say this is yet another example of government overreach. They say parents should be involved in making such a critical decision involving their children.

“I would be livid if the school allowed my daughter to make such a significant decision without me,” said Terri Hodges, president of the Delaware PTA and committee member.

Hodges said she does not oppose the regulation but feels that alienating parents is not the right way to carry it out. “I want to protect children,” she said, “but we can’t pick and choose when to engage parents.”

The state’s proposal drew more than 11,000 public comments in the form of letters, emails and online submissions— the majority opposing the new rule.

If approved, the regulation would protect 19 characteristics—protections that expert David Cohen, professor of law at Drexel University, said are not represented in the current federal anti-discrimination policy.

“Title IX does not explicitly cover gender,” said Cohen. “All it talks about is sex discrimination – and not every court, administrator or administration interprets gender identity as sex.”

Delaware’s governor, John Carney, felt strongly that more could be done to protect students from bullying and discrimination, and in 2017 urged the DDOE to enact a policy.

But last month at the committee’s final public meeting, a crowd of more than 250 people packed the auditorium of Delaware Technical Community College to express their opposition.

Delaware State Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro, said the proposed regulation is onerous, excessive and confusing. He said the current anti-discrimination policy is concise and efficient, and replacing it with a multi-page regulation is a distraction. “This is taking our eye off the ball,” Collins said. “We have one school that has a 3-percent math proficiency and there are issues educating our kids [across the state].”

But Andrea Rashbaum, a parent of a transgender child, said parents can’t expect a child to learn if they don’t feel safe. “We have to take these worries off their plates,” Rashbaum said. “Similar to how hungry children can’t perform, a child who feels unheard and misunderstood can’t focus on reading or math scores.”

Rashbaum believes that a state regulation would put every child on an even playing field. “Right now gender and race identification are handled on a school-by-school basis,” Rashbaum said. “One school will help a child grow to have dignity and the other less educated school [in the same district] can squash a child’s self-worth.”

If approved, Delaware would be among 18 states and the District of Columbia who have implemented anti-harassment regulations based on gender identification and sexual orientation.

Delaware is one of the first states to draft a proposal to explicitly acknowledge gender identification in schools as a protected characteristic, and violators – it’s unclear if would target teachers or administrators – could be prosecuted.

After a public hearing period, the Department of Education will approve or deny the regulation.

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George and Amal Clooney donate money to “March for Gun Control”

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Private protection: Only for the wealthy who can afford it.

Protection for me but not for thee.

From People: George Clooney and Amal Clooney are adding their support for the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting.

The couple announced they are making a donation to the upcoming “March for Our Lives” event in the name of their 8-month-old twins Ella and Alexander — and their family will attend. George also praised the survivors of the Florida school shooting for their bravery in a statement to PEOPLE.

“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” he said. “Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating $500,000 to help pay for this groundbreaking event.”

He added, “Our children’s lives depend on it.”

Five teenagers who survived the school shooting in Florida, which left 17 people dead, announced that on March 24 there will be a march on Washington, D.C. to call for stricter gun laws.

Students David Hogg, Alex Wind, Cameron Kasky, Jacqueline Coren and Emma Gonzalez — who made an impassioned speech at a rally in Fort Lauderdale where she shamed lawmakers for taking money from the NRA over the weekend — detailed their plans for the “March For Our Lives” on CBS’ Face the Nation.

“What we’re trying to do here [with] ‘March For Our Lives’ is say, the adult politicians have been playing around while my generation has been losing our lives,” said Kasky, an 11th grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“At the end of the day, this isn’t a red and blue thing. This isn’t Democrats or Republicans. This is about everybody and how we are begging for our lives,” he added. “We need to make real change here and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”

The Twitter account of the survivors later thanked George and Amal for their donation to the march.

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Kentucky billboard tagged with “anti-gun” message: “Kill the NRA”

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The media is spinning this as an “anti-gun message.” WRONG: It’s a DEATH THREAT.

Remember folks, #LoveTrumpsHate!

From Daily Mail: The National Rifle Association is rallying members after a Kentucky billboard was spray-painted with the message ‘Kill the NRA.’

The NRA’s verified Facebook page posted a photo of the sign in Louisville on Monday, telling all American gun owners: ‘This is a wakeup call. They’re coming after us.’

It asks members to like and share to spread the word. The billboard was tagged with ‘Resist 45,’ a group that opposes President Donald Trump.

Outfront Media, which owns the billboard along Interstate 65 in Louisville, told local TV stations that they are working to remove the vandalism.

It comes amid protests demanding gun reform after 14 children and three members of staff were gunned down in a Florida school shooting on February 14, renewing the debate over U.S. gun laws.

On Monday students participated in a lie-in protest outside the White House over gun laws just days after 17 people were killed in Parkland. They took turns lying on the road for three minutes – the same amount of time 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz went on a firing spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week.  Other students stood by holding signs that read ‘Am I next?’ and ‘Is Congress or the NRA making our laws?’

It was organized by Teens For Gun Reform – a group created by local students following the deadly Florida shooting last week. Students are staging walkouts, sit-ins and other protests on school campuses across the country in a bid to push lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws in the coming weeks.

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Another lecture from Bill Gates: He and other rich people should pay significantly higher taxes

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Hey Gates: Good luck convincing your buddy Bill that he and Hillary need to give the government more of their money!

Bill knows darn well he doesn’t need the federal government to tell him to give the government more money. He can make a donation to the US Department of Treasury any time he wants. And he can convince his super-rich buddies to do the same.

From Yahoo: Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said wealthy individuals such as himself should be made to pay substantially higher taxes.

Mr. Gates, who is worth over $90bn, said despite the fact he has “paid more taxes…than anyone else” he should be required to fork out more by the government.

Speaking to CNN in an interview on Sunday, he said: “I need to pay higher taxes. I’ve paid more taxes, over $10bn, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes.”

He criticised the Republican sweeping $1.5 trillion tax reform bill which Donald Trump signed into law at the end of last year.

The measure constitutes the most profound changes to tax laws since the 1980’s and slashes taxes for corporations while providing most Americans with only temporary relief.

Mr. Gates, the second richest man in the world after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, argued the greatest benefits of the bill would be reaped by the super rich. “It was not a progressive tax bill. It was a regressive tax bill,” he said.

He argued the biggest advantages would be felt by the wealthiest in society despite the Republicans’ assertion their first major legislative victory would help America’s working and middle classes.

“People who are wealthier tended to get dramatically more benefits than the middle class or those who are poor, and so it runs counter to the general trend you’d like to see, where the safety net is getting stronger and those at the top are paying higher taxes,” he said.

While Mr. Trump has drawn attention to the magnitude of the tax cuts and branded the legislation “a bill for the middle class and a bill for jobs”, Democrats have labeled the measure a “monumental con job” that will benefit the rich at the expense of America’s poorest.

The bill slashes the corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 21 per cent.

It also raises the threshold for the estate tax, a levy that applies to property passed down when a family member dies which only affects a few thousand ultra-rich families each year. This change predominantly benefits the upper echelons of earners, including Mr. Trump himself.

Asked about his view on “rising inequality” in the US, Mr. Gates said: “All advanced democracies have to think about that.”

He added: “You still have about a sixth of the population living in conditions that should be very disappointing to us, and government policies need to really think, ‘Why aren’t we doing a better job for those people?’”

Mr. Gates has donated more than $40bn of his personal wealth to charitable causes. He founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the US, with his wife in 2000. The organisation aims to improve healthcare, cut extreme poverty and expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.

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Rob Reiner calls President Trump an ill sociopath after Florida school shooting

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Remember folks, #LoveTrumpsHate!

From Fox News: Following the news of a Florida school shooting, Rob Reiner attacked “GOP patriots” and called for an end to Trump’s presidency. 

On Sunday, the famed Hollywood filmmaker took to Twitter to accuse the government of putting the president before the lives of children and the country.

The Hollywood writer and director tweeted, “How much longer do we have to put up with a mentally ill sociopath? When the f—ed up psyche of the leader of the free world comes before the horrific deaths of innocent children, it’s time for GOP patriots to stand up and end this sickness.”

The filmmaker, who is a frequent critic of Trump, also called out the president over reports of Russian interference with the 2016 election.

“There was a time when the GOP was the party of national security. When Trump refuses to acknowledge Russia’s attack on US, he refuses to protect US from without. When he refuses to support sensible gun safety, he refuses to protect US from within,” Reiner tweeted on the evening of Valentine’s Day following the mass shooting.

That Friday, the filmmaker continued to slam the president.

“There are 21,000,000 reasons why Donald Trump refuses to protect our children from being slaughtered by guns. The NRA has deep pockets. But we will show them that our hearts and our pockets are deeper than theirs,” Reiner wrote.

The “Princess Bride” director joins the chorus of celebrities who have called for government action after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Back in December, while accepting a social justice award at the African American Film Critics Association Awards, Reiner called the Trump presidency “the last battle of the Civil War.” 

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Libtard Jennifer Lawrence taking a year off from acting to focus on “activism” for a “nonpartisan” organization

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Jennifer Lawrence: I’m really now concerned about “nonpartisan stuff”

And by “activism,” I’m sure she means pushing for progressives, as based upon her past comments:

From Yahoo (via Cosmopolitan): Jennifer Lawrence is making a big change – over the next year, the multi award-winning actress won’t be working on any new movies. Instead, Lawrence plans to focus on activism, and encouraging young people to become more engaged with politics.

In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, while promoting her latest movie Red Sparrow, Lawrence said, “I’m going to take the next year off. I’m going to be working with this organization as a part of Represent.Us… trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level.”

As for the focus of her work, Lawrence elaborated, “It’s just anti-corruption, and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy.”

In January, Lawrence paid a visit to Ohio’s Cleveland Heights High School to discuss corruption in politics, on behalf of Represent.Us. Of Lawrence’s visit, one student told E! News, “It makes a big difference when people who are just 10 years older than us come to talk about political issues. When she said, ‘This is your time,’ that really made me think.”

As well as meeting with students, Lawrence was active in the Women’s March last month, and posted on Facebook her support for women’s rights, equal pay, DACA, and CHIP: “I stand in solidarity for Women’s rightsEqual payDACACHIP. Posted by Jennifer Lawrence on Saturday, January 20, 2018.”

FYI: Jennifer Lawrence is a board member of Represent.Us.

According to Wikipedia, Represent.Us is “a nonpartisan, non-profit organization founded in November, 2012 whose stated mission is “to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America, and end the legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics.

Represent.Us places a heavy emphasis on grassroots organizing, employing a staff of organizers to help manage a national network of volunteers and volunteer-led chapters. The organization also relies on a large social media following through platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Reddit to draw attention to its public education and advocacy campaigns.

Represent.Us is a nonpartisan organization with a board, staff, and membership composed of liberals, conservatives, and independents. The organization does not endorse or oppose political candidates in an effort to maintain a nonpartisan stance.

The founder of Represent.Us is Josh Silver, a graduate of The Evergreen State College and former CEO and president of Free Press.

Major donors to Represent.Us include the following (see full list here):

Represent.Us is “nonpartisan?” Yeah, riiiiiiiight.

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Radical Left’s murderous minds on full display after Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting

The Left like to flatter their narcissistic selves as tolerant and open-minded. But history shows them to be anything but that.

The 20th century is the bloodiest century in human history, thanks to the killing fields of Marxist-Leninist regimes like the USSR, the People’s Republic of China, and the short-lived Khmer Rouge reign in Cambodia. Altogether, the radical left exacted a doleful human toll of 85 to 100 million people who perished from misguided economic experiments and the deliberate abuse and murder by the state. [Source]

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The killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia

More recently, former FBI agent Larry Grathwohl revealed the murderous mind of the Weather Underground (WU) — a radical left group that originated in 1969 as a faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

Obama’s Chicago pals, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, were founders of the Weather Underground, the goal of which was a violent overthrow of the U.S. government and the instauration of a “dictatorship of the proletariat.” WU instigated a series of terrorist bombings in the 1970s. Ayers and Dohrn were complicit in the conspiracy to bomb the office of California State Senator John Briggs. The two turned themselves in December 1980. Charges were dropped for Ayers; Dohrn received three years probation and a $15,000 fine. Both dispute their being labeled “terrorists” and remain unrepentant to this day.

Grathwohl went undercover and infiltrated the Weather Underground. In the video below, Grathwohl described how members of the Weather Underground calmly spoke of their plans to kill 25 million (their estimate) Americans who they expected would resist reeducation after the WU seized political power.

In the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the American Left once again reveal their murderous intentions:

(1) Israeli newspaper columnist Becky Griffin @dorothyofisrael made Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz a poster child for abortion. Griffin wrote in a tweet (LifeNews):

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(2) A far-left group on Facebook, who call themselves Milkshakes Against the Republican Party (MARP), call on people to murder Republican lawmakers who support the NRA as revenge for the Florida school shooting. (InfoWars)

One of the posts, referring to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) at a Congressional baseball practice game on June 14, 2017, says:

“Dear Crazed Shooters, The GOP has frequent baseball practice. You really wanna be remembered, that’s how you do it. Signed, Americans tired of our politicians bathing in the blood of the innocent for a few million dollars from the terrorist organization NRA.”

 

Milkshakes Against the Republican Party threat

Another MARP Facebook post reads:

“You remember the shooting at the Republican baseball game? One of those should happen EVERY WEEK until those NRA-funded sons of bitches do something about this.”

Other Leftists on Twitter heaped vitriol on a dad, Andrew Pollack, who had lost his daughter in the Parkland school shooting simply because Pollack wore a “Trump 2020” t-shirt:

“He’s Pro-Trump which means he supports the guy who is responsible for the death of his child!”

“I don’t feel sorry for him and fuck trump.”

“Maybe should have thought twice before voting for #TerroristTrump”

hate at Andrew Pollack

H/t Big Lug

See also “Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting: anomalies and confessed shooter“.

~Eowyn