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Lena Dunham proves, once again, that you can’t believe a thing she says

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Liberal Hollyweird actress Lena Dunham has a very vivid imagination. She’s said many things that were either not true or just downright made-up stories coming from her dramatic, twisted brain. For example:

  • In 2014, Dunham wrote in her book that she raped by an acquaintance in college. She said his name was “Barry.” After being called out by Breitbart, Lena had to backtrack and apologize. Dunham clarified that ‘Barry’ was just a pseudonym she designed to protect the identity of her attacker, who she never meant to identify in the story.  Instead, she says she wrote the essay to bring comfort to other victims like herself and that she intends to continue raising awareness of the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.
  • Back in September, Dunham assumed a man seated with her at the Met Gala wasn’t interested in her because he was on his phone. Dunham was seated near Odell Beckham (a football player), and she claimed he was looking at his cellphone instead of her because he found her sexually unappealing. She had to apologize, again.

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Dunham’s apology to Beckham

So did we really believe Dunham would keep her word about Trump’s election?

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Back in April, Dunham said she would move to Canada if Trump was elected.

Lena said this: “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” the Girls star, 29, said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.”

Turns out she’s not moving to Canada after all. Shocker, not.

The day before Thanksgiving, she posted this letter on her Instagram account:

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Remember Lena, #LoveTrumpsHate!

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Wednesday Funny: Poor Canada…they will need a wall!

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The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week. The election of Republican Donald Trump is prompting an exodus among left-leaning Americans who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, pay taxes, and live according to the Constitution.

Canadian border residents say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, liberal arts majors  global-warming activists, and “green” energy proponents crossing their fields at night.

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“I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn,” said southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota.   “He was cold, exhausted and hungry, and begged me for a latte and some free-range chicken.  When I said I didn’t have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?”

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields, but they just stuck their fingers in their ears and kept coming. Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals just south of the border, pack them into electric cars, and drive them across the border, where they are simply left to fend for themselves after the battery dies.

“A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions,” an Alberta border patrolman said. “I found one carload without a single bottle of Perrier water, or any gemelli with shrimp and arugula. All they had was a nice little Napa Valley cabernet and some kale chips.  When liberals are caught, they’re sent back across the border, often wailing that they fear persecution from Trump high-hairers.

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Rumors are circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer, study the Constitution, and find jobs that actually contribute to the economy.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans in blue-hair wig disguises Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the ‘50s.

“If they can’t identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age,” an official said.

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Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage, are buying up all the Barbara Streisand CD’s, and are overloading the internet while downloading jazzercise apps to their cell phones.

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“I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can’t support them,” an Ottawa resident said.  “After all, how many art-history majors does one country need?

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Barbra Streisand claims she will relocate to Australia if Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton in US election

Think Babs will really follow through on this threat?

Think Babs will really follow through on this threat?

Via Daily Mail: Barbra Streisand revealed during an Australian TV interview that she will move Down Under if Donald Trump is elected President of the United States in November.

The 74-year-old actress, a lifelong Democrat who endorses Hilary Clinton in the US election, made the admission during an interview with 60 Minutes.

Barbra told Sydney-based journalist Michael Usher on Sunday she would consider relocating to Australia or Canada in the event of a Trump presidency. Barbra claimed she was ‘astounded’ by Trump’s popularity and hopes his American supporters will ‘come back to sanity’.

The Funny Girl star added: ‘He has no facts. I don’t know, I can’t believe it. I’m either coming to your country, if you’ll let me in, or Canada’.

Michael responded jovially that Barbra would be ‘very welcome’ to live in Australia.

Elsewhere during the interview, Barbra gave Michael a lesson on how to properly pronounce her surname. ‘You said it with a Z,’ she said, politely correcting him.

‘Can you say “Barbra STREI-sand”, not “Strei-SAND”? “STREI-sand”‘, she said with emphasis. ‘Barbra STREI-sand,’ Michael responded. ‘That’s right. He’s got it. My gosh, he’s got it,’ she says with a mock relief.

Meanwhile, Barbra is releasing her new album this month, including duets with Jamie Foxx, Hugh Jackman and Melissa McCarthy among others.

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Canadian lawmakers vote to make national anthem gender neutral

I’m sure all the Canadian women feel so much better now.

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Via Reuters: Canadian lawmakers voted on Wednesday to alter the country’s national anthem to make the lyrics gender neutral, a move that comes as the new Liberal government focuses on being more inclusive toward women.

The bill would change the English version of “O Canada” to remove the words “in all thy sons command” and replace them with “in all of us command.”

The changes, brought forward as a private member’s bill by a Liberal Party lawmaker, passed easily in the House of Commons, which is controlled by the Liberals. It now goes to the appointed Senate, which generally approves measures passed by the elected House.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made gender inclusivity a focus since he was elected last October and named an equal number of men and women to his 30-member Cabinet. It was the first time gender parity had been achieved by Canada’s team of ministers.

Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu, speaking before the vote, said the change was an important step toward ensuring inclusivity in Canada’s cultural symbols. “I think it’s really important as a very strong symbol of our commitment to gender equality in this country,” she told reporters.

Some Conservative lawmakers opposed the change, which they said was being made without adequate consultation with Canadians. The former Conservative government suggested changes to the anthem’s lyrics in 2010, but backed off after a public outcry.

The song was composed in 1880 and the original lyrics were in French. The English-language version, which is not a direct translation from French, was penned in 1908 and tweaked over the years. It was adopted as Canada’s official anthem in 1980.

After the vote passed, lawmakers stood in the House of Commons and sang the anthem in both national languages.

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Mom Devastated After Being Investigated For Allowing Her Kids To Play Alone In Backyard

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Via the Inquisitr: A Canadian mom’s recent visit from Child and Family Services has caught the attention of news outlets everywhere for a number of controversial reasons. When most people think of Child Protective Services, they view the department as a safe haven for children who have been neglected or abused by their parents. So, of course, when a social worker arrived at Jacqui Kendrick’s Winnipeg home, she was quite devastated. The accusations brought against her have sparked quite a debate, because it seems as if her parental rights are being threatened without probable cause.

According to the Blaze, stay-at-home mom Jacqui Kendrick received a visit from a social worker with Child and Family Services. The social worker reportedly asked to do a “well-being check” to ensure the safety of her children. Apparently, someone contacted CFS to complain about Kendrick allowing her children, ages 10, 5, and 2, to play unattended in her fenced-in backyard.

During a recent interview with CTV News, Kendrick shared details about the “well-being check” process, which appears to be quite similar to an investigative probe. She was asked a series of questions about their personal life, her parenting style, and the disciplinary tactics used to reprimand her children. Needless to say, she was quite devastated by the time the process was over.

“We had to go through a whole interview asking so many questions — asking me about if we’ve ever dealt with CFS before, what my childhood was like, how I punish my children, whether we drink or do drugs,” Kendrick told CTV News. “[S]he had to look to see where my kids slept. She had to see if we had enough food in the house.”

She also recounted the times her children go out to play. She revealed they normally go outside to play after coming home from school. Even if she’s not outside with them, she can see them from her living room window and feels “completely comfortable” with them playing in the fenced-in backyard. Kendrick explained that she and her husband have taught their two older children about a rule they refer to as the “stranger danger” tactic, so they are quite aware of their surroundings and know what to do when they feel unsafe.

“We’ve taught both the [older] kids so far that you look after each other. That’s kind of the point. The older ones should be looking after the younger ones,” Kendrick explained to the Press, according to the Washington Times. “My 10-year-old is very responsible. We’ve taught the older ones already the whole stranger danger, and they know what to do. When my 5-year-old’s out there, she knows she’s not supposed to go up to the fence.”

But, despite having a home that depicted a healthy living environment for her three children, Kendrick claims the CFS worker continued to press for answers, which ultimately caused her to break down. Kendrick admitted the disheartening process left her in tears. “The whole time I’m sitting there, pretty much in tears, because I couldn’t understand what was going on,” she said.

Needless to say, Kendrick is quite displeased with the unknown person who reported concerns about her parenting. She also had a message for that person. “If you really had a concern, you could have knocked on my door,” Kendrick said.

To make matters worse, the seemingly awkward situation has led to the creation of a file on her family, which will always be documented. In the event another call is made to Child and Family Services, the recent well-being check will always be on file, which could possibly make things more difficult, if unfortunately, she is faced with a similar problem in the future.

Although the complaints seem relatively baseless, unfortunately, a psychologist in the Winnipeg area has admitted that the rise of the internet and social media has led many people to believe they are entitled to their opinions and feel the need to force their beliefs and perspectives on others.

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While Dr. Toby Rutner agreed with Kendrick’s perspective, he admitted the opinionated world we live in has fueled people’s desires to push their own agenda. “With the Internet, it has not only created a situation where everyone feels they are entitled to give an opinion, but [also] this approach that says everyone’s opinion is equal in value,” Rutner said.

Regardless of how someone may oppose the idea of children playing unattended in a fenced-in backyard, Manitoba’s Child and Family Services Act only states that children 12 years of age or older can be left at home alone. There are no specifications about children being left unattended in fully fenced-in backyards while parents are home.

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B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to consider striking gender designation from birth certificates

Pediatric and gender expert Morgane Oger

Pediatric and gender expert Morgane Oger

National Post: After successfully lobbying provincial and federal governments to make it easier to amend sex designations on key identity documents, transgender Canadians are now pushing for another change: to abolish gender references altogether from birth certificates.

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to review complaints filed by the Trans Alliance Society and a handful of transgender and intersex individuals, who argue that doctors should stop assigning the sex of a baby based on a quick inspection of the baby’s genitals at birth when there’s a possibility they may identify under a different gender, or no gender, years later.

“Birth certificates (may) give false information about people and characterize them in a way that is actually wrong, that assumes to be right, and causes people … actual harm,” said Morgane Oger, a transgender woman in Vancouver and chair of the society. “It’s considered true and infallible when it isn’t.”

Governments have been receptive in recent years to calls to make it easier for people to change the sex on their personal records. Several provinces, including B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia, no longer require a person to have undergone sex-reassignment surgery before they can request a change to the gender designation on their birth certificates.

Earlier this year, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced that it, too, would no longer require proof of sex-reassignment surgery in order to change the sex designation on a citizenship certificate. It now will accept an amended birth certificate.

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But advocates say the changes do not go far enough because governments are still certifying as true information recorded at birth which they know may be wrong in some cases. The current regime falsely presumes there are two genders, that genders never change and that you can tell a child’s gender at birth, said Vancouver human rights lawyer barbara findlay, who is representing the complainants and spells her name in all lower case.

That means that children are raised ‘as’ the birth-assigned gender, which is a crazy-making experience. Instead of living in a social reality that recognizes that gender develops, and does not exist at birth, those children have nothing to work with except that something feels profoundly wrong,” she said via email.

“Getting to the stage of being able to ‘change’ gender is an anguishing process, in which a child often experiences severe pushback from their own families.” The only way, she said, to know one’s gender identity is to ask that person. “At law, gender identity trumps what is between one’s legs.”

One of the complainants is Harriette Cunningham, a Comox, B.C. girl who was labelled “male” at birth, and was among the first in the province last year to successfully have her gender re-designated on her birth certificate. According to the complaint filed on her behalf by her parents, Colin and Megan Cunningham, “Harriette was mistakenly assigned the gender ‘male’ at birth. Having any gender marker on her birth certificate has contributed significantly to discrimination based on her gender, at school and in the world. Since it is impossible to tell an individual’s gender at birth it is discriminatory to issue a birth certificate with that information on it.”

However, those advocating the elimination of gender designations on birth certificates are likely to face big challenges, said Karen Busby, a University of Manitoba law professor and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research.

Busby said she has a lot of sympathy for those seeking to stop the practice of assigning gender at birth. But epidemiologists need to track the number of boys and girls born for statistical purposes, and the number of intersex children — those born with sex characteristics that are not distinctly male or female — is so small it doesn’t affect overall data.

Further, the removal of gender designations on key documents could run afoul of international organizations that set standards for what information is needed in travel documents, she said.

One alternative option might be to allow for someone to be identified other than male or female. But that, too, raises a number of practical issues, she said. “It’s just a minefield.”

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Neither representatives for the Canadian Medical Association nor the Canadian Psychological Association would comment Monday on the push to eliminate gender from identity documents. But both organizations said they support the right of adolescents and adults to define their own gender identity.

Oh you special transgender snowflakes. You have determined that you know best how to allow parents to celebrate the birth of their child. If their child has a possibility of being born in the wrong gendered body, you must protect them from the world! 

How dare children grow up in “a crazy-making experience”. Instead of living in a society that recognizes scientific and biological facts, you want to demand that the world works with something that feels profoundly wrong to you. 

What about those who are secure in their gender identified on their birth certificates? Guess they must conform to your standards, one that doesn’t recognize that the majority of the population does understand that gender is identified at birth. 

False information and characterization works both ways, unless you are promoting a “social justice” cause which may be wrong in many cases.

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Sex offender who illegally crossed border from Canada arrested for burglary, rape

Repeat, violent sex offender Stanley

Repeat, violent sex offender Stanley

MyNorthwest.com: A Level III registered sex offender who illegally crossed the border from Canada two years ago has been arrested for investigation of burglary and rape.

Michael Stanley, 49, went in through the window and confronted a 69-year-old woman in her Skyway home located in the 8400 block of S 115 St Friday morning, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Police said no weapons were used, but the woman sustained minor injuries.

The sheriff’s office said Stanley, who is homeless, has been in compliance with Level III requirements since registering as a sex offender in Nov. 2013. He’s required to check in weekly and must provide an accurate account of where he stays every night.

He’ll make a first court appearance at the Regional Justice Center on Monday.

Stanley, a U.S. citizen, cut off his monitoring ankle bracelet in Canada and crossed unchallenged in to the U.S. in 2013. A warrant was issued, but Canada chose not to extradite Stanley.

In Oct. 2013, the CBC reported Stanley has a history of taking children from playgrounds, and was sentenced for luring two mentally-impaired boys to an apartment in 2006, and in the 1980s he spent time in prison for sexually assaulting an 82-year-old wheelchair bound woman.

From October 2013:

“A violent, high-risk sex offender that escaped from Canada has registered as a sex offender in King County. But other than keeping an eye on him, police say there’s not much else they can do.

“It’s unfortunate that he ended up here, but we will do everything we can in our power to ensure that he stays in line with his registration,” Renee Witt, with the Seattle Police Department, tells KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson.

Stanley fled Canada after cutting off his electronic-monitoring bracelet. U.S. officials allowed him to cross the border after determining he was an American citizen and not the subject of an extraditable arrest warrant. He then made his way to Seattle.

“We’re doing everything to ensure that he is closely monitored and to make sure that he doesn’t reoffend here in our city,” says Witt. “Of course, if anyone should see him out doing anything that may fall outside of those guidelines, they’re asked to call 911.”

Yeah, how did that “closely monitoring” situation work for the 69-year-old victim?

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