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What? “YouTuber” announces she is a “transgender gay man” yet will continue to live as a woman

There’s a whole lotta crazy feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings in this story.

From Daily Mail: YouTuber Trisha Paytas has been slammed after announcing she is transgender in a ‘controversial’ video that has seen her accused of ‘exploiting the LGBT community.’

The Celebrity Big Brother star, 31, from California, was born and has been living as a female, but on Monday, she posted a video to her YouTube channel entitled ‘I am Transgender, female to male’ in which she said she actually feels she is a ‘gay man’.

At the end of the 15-minute clip that was shared with her 4.9 million followers she concluded: ‘Do I think I’m transgender? Yes, a thousand per cent. Do I identify with my natural born gender? A thousand per cent.’

Viewers were left outraged by the announcement, with some accusing Trisha of treating the LGBT community as ‘a joke’.

One wrote: ‘Sis I love you…but this is NOT it….to make a joke of something people get murdered for…your white woman privilege is jumping out.’

Another commented: ‘This is so harmful on so many levels and you just don’t even care.’

Trisha angered her thousands of fans after posting the video online last night, leaving many confused with her rambling statement about her gender.

The YouTube star said she came to the conclusion that she is a transgender man after feeling ‘so happy’ while wearing her hair short and wearing trousers for a video where she dressed up as Zac Efron.

She added that she identifies ‘with men better’ than women, but that she sees herself more ‘as a gay man’, because she is sexually attracted to gay men.

Trisha compared her experience to that of gay men dressing up in drag, saying she loves being ‘glam and voluptuous.’

She revealed: ‘In my head I feel like I’m a female transgender to male, but also like a drag queen. I don’t like to be center of attention, except for when I want to be the center of attention.

‘Think of like a drag queen: they do their full glam and everything, but in their day to day they’re not, they’re very low-key, whatever.’

She added that she also has ‘penis envy’ and feels like she has ‘masculine energy’.

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51% of young U.S. voters believe humanity will be wiped out in 15 years because of climate change

The Left’s bogus man-made climage-change is wreaking untold damages on young people.

According to a national survey of 1,000 registered U.S. voters conducted on September 11-12, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys, half (51%) of voters under 35 believe humanity will be wiped out in the next 10-15 years because climate change will make the earth uninhabitable. 

The poll has +/-3.1 margin of sampling error with a 95% level of confidence. (See methodology and a demographic profile of the sample.)

Here are the poll’s other findings:

  • 29% of all voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that the earth will become uninhabitable and humanity will be wiped out.
  • 10% consider it “very likely”.
  • 71% of all voters find it unlikely.
  • 37% say “not at all likely”.
  • There is a dramatic difference by age on this question: Only 12% of senior citizens believe it is “somewhat likely,” while only 4% of seniors believe it is “very likely”.
  • There is a significant geographical divide:
  • 45% of urban residents think humanity may be wiped out by climate change in 10-15 years; 21% of urban voters consider it “very likely”.
  • Only 23% of rural voters and 22% of suburban voters think humanity may be wiped out of climate change in 10-15 years; just 6% of rural voters and 5% of suburban voters consider that a “very likely” outcome.

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Sunday Devotional: Conduct your affairs with humility

Luke 14:1, 7, 12-14

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
and the people there were observing him carefully.

He told a parable to those who had been invited,
noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table….

“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,
do not invite your friends or your brothers
or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors,
in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

In his brief three years of public ministry, our Lord Jesus the Christ again and again warned against the sin of pride and grandiosity, aka narcissism, and exhorted us to be humble.

The Old Testament, too, sounded the same warning and exhortation in the Book of Sirach, commonly called the Wisdom of Sirach — a work of ethical teachings, from approximately 200 to 175 B.C., written by Ben Sira of Jerusalem, and the largest wisdom book from antiquity to have survived.

Sirach 3:17-18

My child, conduct your affairs with humility,
 and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.
 Humble yourself the more, the greater you are,
 and you will find favor with God. 

The opposite of humility is narcissism or grandiosity — the exaltation and excessive love of self, making ourselves “as gods”. As such, narcissism is an offense against God because it violates the first of the Ten Commandments:

“I am the Lord your God:
you shall not have strange gods before me.”

As American culture becomes increasingly corrupt, it’s no accident that studies testify to a corresponding increase in narcissism “across the board,” in the words of San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge, the author of Generation Me (Free Press, 2006).

Twenge wrote that narcissism and one of its behavioral manifestations — entitlement — among college students had increased steadily and dramatically since 1979:

What we really have is a culture that has increasingly emphasized feeling good about yourself and favoring the individual over the group. And that has happened across the board, culturally, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. I have a 14-month-old daughter, and the clothing available to her has ‘little princess,’ or ‘I’m the boss,’ or ‘spoiled rotten’ written on it. This is what we’re dressing our babies in. Schools have programs designed to boost self-esteem. Parents say things like, ‘You shouldn’t care what other people think of you.’ We’re inundated with the notions of ‘feeling special,’ ‘believing in yourself’ and ‘be anything you want to be.’

For that reason, Twenge coined the term “iGeneration” (“i” as in both iPod and “me, me, me”) for the Millennials — those born in the general range of 1981 to 1999.

It is also no accident that the cultural rot and increase in narcissism “across the board” are accompanied by a dramatic increase in overt and coarsened sexuality, which permeats everything.

In a 1992 encyclical, Pastores Dabo Vobis, St. John Paul II explained the cause-and-effect connection between narcissism (the adulation of the self) and an unrestrained and degraded sexuality “reduced to nothing more than a consumer good”:

In this case, many young people undergo an affective experience which, instead of contributing to a harmonious and joyous growth in personality which opens them outward in an act of self-giving, becomes a serious psychological and ethical process of turning inward toward self, a situation which cannot fail to have grave consequences on them in the future. In the case of some young people a distorted sense of freedom lies at the root of these tendencies. Instead of being understood as obedience to objective and universal truth, freedom is lived out as a blind acquiescence to instinctive forces and to an individual’s will to power.… On the religious level, such a situation, if it does not always lead to an explicit refusal of God, causes widespread indifference and results in a life which, even in its more significant moments and more decisive choices, is lived as if God did not exist.

It is also no accident that all of these “Do As Thou Wilt” — a Satanic motto — cultural indicators are accompanied not just by the tolerance, but the celebration of homosexuality and so-called transgenderism.

Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, with more than 35 years of clinical experience treating homosexuals, including homosexual priests, said in a 2011 interview that “Narcissism — a personality disorder in which an insatiable need for admiration often leads to attention-seeking behavior — is prevalent among men who struggle with homosexuality.”

And what’s the antidote to narcissism?

Not love of self, but the right kind of love — loving the God who humbled Himself by dying on the cross for our sins, with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength.

Luke 14:11

For every one who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.

May the peace and love and humility of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,

~Eowyn

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Millennial has meltdown when boss corrects her spelling of ‘hamster’

Carol Blymire is an adjunct professor of public relations and journalism at Georgetown University. Her Twitter profile describes her as a “communications and public policy executive, branding consultant, professor, writer” and “Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006.

In a series of tweets on July 12, 2019, Blymire recounted a story she overheard of a millennial “in her late 20s” in Washington, DC, getting feedback on something she had written from her boss, who is also female:

Indeed, the “hampster” millennial is far from being unique. About 15 years ago, an undergraduate student demanded to know why I gave his midterm essay exam a B- grade (I actually was being generous). I explained to him that I had difficulty understanding his essay because it was riddled with grammatical and spelling errors. He declared, “I don’t subscribe to the rules of the English language!” and stormed out of the classroom.

That student was one of the impetuses that spurred me to study and write about the psychological-spiritual phenomenon of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a defining attribute of which is the narcissist’s claim that “rules don’t apply me”.

H/t Kelleigh

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Students say Obama’s immigration quote is racist…when they think it’s from President Trump

“Like, it never occurred to me that it could be Obama.”

h/t Weasel Zippers

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1/3 of young millennials, 18-24, aren’t sure Earth is round

Americans are getting more stupid by the day.

Here’s more evidence.

KDKA CBS2 Pittsburgh reports that a 2018 national survey of 8,215 U.S. adults by YouGov, a British market research firm, found that a third of young millennials, 18- to 24-year-olds, aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round.

Here are the poll’s other findings on young millennials:

  • Only 66% answered that they “always believe the world is round.”
  • 9% said they thought the Earth was found but had doubts about it.
  • 16% said they weren’t sure what the shape of Earth was.
  • 2% said the Earth was flat without any doubt.

The survey also found that:

  • Age was directly related to Americans’ views on the shape of the world, which suggests that our educational system is failing our young. Here are the percentages of adults who said they’ve always believed the Earth to be round:
    • 76% of adults age 25-34.
    • 82% of ages 35-44.
    • 85% of ages 45-54.
    • 94% of adults 55 and over.
  • Income also plays a role:
    • 92% of adults  making over $80,000/year believed the Earth is round.
    • 79% of adults making under $40,000/year believed the Earth to be round.

H/t William

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Problematic: 41% of college students believe hate speech should not be protected by the Constitution

Who gets to define what is “hate” speech?

From Daily Mail: Some 41 percent of college students say hate speech shouldn’t be protected under the First Amendment, according to a new survey.

Just 58 percent said that hate speech should be protected under the amendment, which guarantees American’s a right to freedom of speech, according to the survey of 4,407 students by the Miami-based Knight Foundation.

‘There is a new class of students on college campuses, increasingly varied in background and ideology, who are grappling with the reach and limits of free speech and what it means in the 21st century,’ said Sam Gill, Knight Foundation vice president for learning and communities.

‘Studying their views is key to understanding the impact that they may have on rights that are fundamental to our democracy,’ he added.

Opinions split dramatically along gender lines, with just 41 percent of college women saying that protecting free speech was more important that inclusivity, compared to 71 percent of college men.

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of respondents said they felt that students can’t openly express their views due to a climate on campus that has people fearful of offending their peers. Just 31 percent disagreed that such a climate exists.

These opinions of young Americans on the matter of freedom of speech are problematic – if well intended, said Ken Paulson, the director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University. ‘Protecting hate speech is actually the reason we have a First Amendment,’ he told DailyMail.com. ‘We don’t need protection for freedom of speech if everyone agrees with one another. The protection we need is for speech that others may find offensive.’

The survey comes as more colleges are opting to cancel or not invite controversial speakers to their campuses due to student outrage.

For example, Middlebury College in Vermont apologized to students earlier this year after getting a negative reaction to inviting a conservative speaker to campus. College officials also promised to do more to prevent invitations to such speakers going forward.

‘The big difference between today and a decade ago is that the conservatives are the big driving force behind freedom of speech on campuses,’ Paulson said.

The report also found that more than half (53 percent) are in favor of protecting freedom of speech, while 46 percent say it’s important to ‘promote an inclusive and welcoming society.’

‘The Constitution was not designed to keep your feelings from being hurt,’ said Paulson, also the former editor-in-chief of USA Today. ‘It was designed so every American could say or do whatever they wanted and do so without being punished. To understand freedom of speech you have to understand that it’s the minority being protected against the majority and the government.’

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Scared students rejecting colleges in states with strict abortion laws

As Dana Schuster reports for NY Post: One Upper East Side family is sending Washington University a big, fat rejection letter.

On Friday, the governor of Missouri, where the well-respected school is located, signed a bill outlawing abortion after eight weeks.

The legislation was a deal-breaker for Ellen Bender and her daughter, Eliza, a junior at Horace Mann prep school, who planned to visit the school in June.

“These laws are not really good for women,” said Ellen, a retired litigator. “It puts my child into a situation [where] I might think twice about her safety.”

Missouri joins five other states — Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and Louisiana — that have passed so-called “heartbeat bills” this year.

In April, Alabama passed a bill where doctors who perform abortions in the state could face 99 years in prison.

The bans, which are not yet in effect, are being vehemently fought by everyone from lawmakers and Hollywood celebrities to high-schoolers making college plans.

“This is a serious thing,” said Amanda Uhry, a private-school admissions consultant in New York City. “I’ve had 61 college-admission clients remove Georgia and Ohio schools from their list for next year,” she said, adding that one of these clients is a double legacy at Emory, in Atlanta.

An Upper West Sider who asked to remain anonymous said she nixed Oberlin — her teenage daughter’s dream school — after a heartbeat bill was passed in Ohio last month.

“For someone who is studying music, Oberlin was always on her list of colleges,” the mother, who works in media, said of her daughter. “She texted me and was like, ‘WTF,’ when the Ohio law was passed. She wants to have control over her body and her rights.

“People are shocked and scared,” Uhry explained. “They were like, ‘What are we going to do if we send our daughter there and she gets pregnant?’ ”

Said Bender: “Some of my friends have said, ‘If your daughter goes to college in Georgia and, God forbid, she gets pregnant, she can always come to New York for an abortion.’ ”

But, she added, that’s missing the point: “If the legislators passed those laws, they won’t be friendly legislators for women in general.”

(Spokespersons for Washington and Emory universities did not return calls for comment by press time, while a representative for Oberlin declined to comment.)

It’s not just prospective college students blacklisting states. Hollywood is up in arms after Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, a popular hub for production thanks to its 30 percent tax rebates, signed the state’s heartbeat bill on May 7.

One day later, David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and “The Deuce,” tweeted that he was boycotting the Peach State.

Last week, director Reed Morano announced that she would no longer film scenes from Amazon Studios’ “The Power” in Georgia. Kristen Wiig and writing partner Annie Mumolo, who are working on the new comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” followed suit, also pulling out of the state, according to Variety.

Uhry said the anger — and fear — has only just begun, especially for her college-bound clientele.
“Everyone is scared,” said Uhry. “What state should we take off the list next?”

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6 in 10 Millennials think winning the lottery is a good retirement strategy

Millennials, aka Generation Y, are those born in the early 1980s to early 2000s.

According to a new survey conducted by Stash, approximately 40% of U.S. consumers—and nearly 6 in 10 Millennials—say winning the lottery could be a good retirement strategy.

Stash partnered with Propeller Insights for the online survey of 1,156 respondents in March.

Stash defines Millennials as people who are currently between 22 to 37 years old. The survey found that:

  • 59% of Millennials said winning a lottery jackpot is a reasonable way to retire.
  • 76% or more than ¾ of Millennials said they live paycheck to paycheck, which means they haven’t built up the recommended emergency fund that can help cushion the blow for unexpected life events that cost money, such as unexpected medical care, car repairs, or losing your job.

In a statement, Stash’s co-founder and CEO Brandon Krieg points out the obvious: “Playing the lottery may be fun, but it’s the opposite of a safe bet. Instead of crossing their fingers and hoping their lottery jackpot dreams come true, people can take concrete steps to improve their finances.”

The survey also found that:

  • More than one-fifth (22%) of survey respondents said they plan to spend their retirement working a part-time job.
  • 4% said they will move to another country to find cheaper living abroad.
  • 4% said they will depend on their children.
  • 3% said they will try to find a rich spouse to support them.

Brian Anderson of 401k Specialist reminds us that we stand a better chance of any of the following than we do of winning the lottery:

  • killed by a falling coconut
  • killed by a hippopotamus
  • killed by a vending machine
  • killed by an asteroid or meteorite
  • attacked by a shark
  • survive a plane crash
  • diagnosed with the plague
  • elected President of the U.S.
  • give birth to identical quadruplets
  • declared a saint

And why don’t Millennials save for their retirement?

Citing several studies of Millennials, Kari Paul reports for MarketWatch, May 25, 2019, that many Millennials don’t save because they believe there’s no point in saving because climate change will destroy our planet:

Some 88% of millennials — a higher percentage than any other age group — accept that climate change is happening, and 69% say it will impact them in their lifetimes. Engulfed in a constant barrage of depressing news stories, many young people are skeptical about saving for an uncertain future….

Mental-health issues affecting young adults and adolescents in the U.S. have increased significantly in the past decade, a study published in March in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found. The number of individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 reporting symptoms of major depression increased 52% from 2005 to 2017, while older adults did not experience any increase in psychological stress at this time, and some age groups even saw decreases…. Millennials are also said to suffer from “eco-anxiety,” according to a 2018 report from the American Psychological Association, with 72% saying their emotional well-being is affected by the inevitability of climate change, compared with just 57% of people over the age of 45.

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UNC feminist snowflake cries when arrested for stealing pro-life sign

A feminist snowflake at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill learned there are consequences to her obnoxious and illegal behavior.

As reported by Ferlon Webster, Jr., for MRCtv:

A leftst female student on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill received a quick dose of justice after she stole an anti-abortion sign from the pro-life group Created Equal.

The student grabbed the sign from Austin Beigel, a peaceful protester, and walked off with it – not realizing that an officer would meet her at the end of her path.

“Did you steal their sign?” the officer asked the feminist.

“I just moved it,” she responded.

“Well you took it,” the officer confirmed.

Beigel — who was also assaulted by another leftist last month — and his pro-life teammate captured the whole scene on their GoPros, and what unfolded was beautiful for the eyes to behold.

“I can’t believe y’all protect them,” she said attempting to walk away before the officer reminded her she wasn’t going anywhere.

“Right now you’re being detained,” he told her.

The young feminist then had the nerve to ask the officer why she was being detained. With a look of disbelief on his face, the officer responded, “Uhh…larceny. You stole his sign.”

I’m sure you can guess what happened at this point: the student pulled out her cherished “victim card.”

“I moved it 50 yards,” she said as she tried to weasel out of the situation.

“I don’t care if you moved it one foot,” the officer responded before he gave a needed lesson in ethics. “You don’t have the right to take someone’s property. Period. I don’t care what the circumstance is.”

“I know you may not agree with what’s being said,” he continued. “But you don’t have the right to take someone’s property. Okay?”

The officer consulted dispatch appearing to ask if he was okay to arrest the woman, and soon enough he placed the student under arrest.

“So listen, do we need to make this difficult and cause a scene?” the officer asked the lefty. “Take your backpack off, turn around, and put your hands behind your back.”

“I cannot believe this is happening,” she said while in shock. “Is there something else that I can do?”

“No. I just told you you’re under arrest,” the officer explained. “I cannot un-arrest you. The judicial system must do that.”

The feminist finally complied and she was led away in handcuffs and tears.

Here’s the video:

Note: On April 2, 2019, pro-abort UNC journalism student Jillian Ward, 19, was arrested for assaulting pro-lifer Austin Beigel, punching Beigel in the face and stomach. (FoxNews)

A female UNC administrator had the nerve to ask Ward not to press charges against Ward. Here’s the video:

H/t John Molloy

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