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Man who identifies as female named NCAA Conference “Female” Athlete of the Week

From Daily Mail: A transgender female NCAA cross country runner has been named the Female Athlete of the Week.

June Eastwood, a University of Montana senior, has been named Female Athlete of the Week by the Big Sky Conference on Tuesday after excelling in a race held on October 19. At the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational in Sunnyvale, California, the 22-year-old finished second in a group of 204 female runners.

The Big Sky Conference said she clocked a time of 20:86 in the 6km race and was instrumental in helping the team place seventh in the overall event.

Previously, Eastwood competed on the University of Montana’s men’s team before identifying as a transgender female and being allowed a spot on the women’s team.

As a man, she was a standout athlete throughout her younger years and won state titles in multiple men’s races. She competed in her first female division run on August 31 of this year.

‘(I’m) nervous and excited. Nervous for what that means and how people will react, but excited because I haven’t competed in 15 months, and excited to get this started,’ Eastwood told Bozeman Daily Chronicles.

The debate surrounding transgender athletes in sports, which are generally based on gender, has become a hot button issue in daily discourse.

Those who oppose transgender females competing in sports usually cite hormonal factors like higher testosterone levels in trans women and physiological features like height and weight. Supporters point out that sports of all levels have been categorized by gender and transgender females should compete in the gender division they identify as.

In June’s case, and other collegiate transgender athletes, the NCAA’s policy allows male athletes to compete in women’s athletics under certain guidelines.

The policy dictates that male runners who identify as transgender women must suppress testosterone levels for a full calendar year before competing in women’s sports.

In a 2011 handbook, the NCAA sought advice from medical professionals familiar with the ‘complexities of the transitioning student-athlete.’

It subsequently determined that it’s not warranted to assume: ‘that being born with a male body automatically gives a transgender woman an unfair advantage when competing against non-transgender women.’

However, other medical professionals have said that transgender woman have an advantage over cis-gendered women.

In a study in the Journal of Medical Ethics, they said there is little evidence to show testosterone mitigates past muscle mass. ‘In addition, the phenomenon of muscle memory means muscle mass and strength can be rebuilt with previous strength exercise making it easier to regain muscle mass later in life even after long intervening periods of inactivity and mass loss,’ the authors said according to the Daily Caller.

As it stands now, more research will need to conducted in the upcoming years to fully understand the several factors surrounding the topic.

After word of Eastwood’s accolade spread, people across social media had varying reactions.
Some people supported Eastwood and congratulated her on the accomplishment. One person wrote: ‘Honestly never thought I’d say this but “Go lady Griz!!” Congrats June!’

‘Looking forward to watching her run- she is an amazing athlete,’ another wrote. A Twitter user said: ‘Super excited and proud that June gets to experience this journey at the U of M. Best of luck!’

Others said the recognition was uncalled for. ‘This is hurting female competitors, and is completely unfair,’ one person said.

In May, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Equality Act, a policy that would requite all schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender women to compete in women’s sports.

Regardless, Eastwood and the University of Montana team will be competing in the Big Sky Conference Championship.

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ACLU sues Montana sheriff for denying illegal alien bond and honoring ICE detainer

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe

From KPAX.com: The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is currently facing a lawsuit from the ACLU and the ACLU of Montana regarding a current inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center.

Agustin Ramon, a dual citizen of France and Mexico, was arrested on Aug. 3 for a criminal burglary charge and his bond was posted at $25,000.

The ACLU lawsuit says that when Ramon tried to pay his bond he was told that because of an ICE detainer Lincoln County could not release him. Once an immigrant posts bond the ACLU of Montana argues that the immigrant must be released according to state law.

They argue that Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe must act within state law and the ACLU of Montana hopes that the class-action lawsuit will end the use of ICE detainers in Lincoln County and around the state.

The ACLU also hopes that the lawsuit bring compensation for Ramon’s false imprisonment.

The Lincoln County Detention Center confirmed that they do have Ramon in their custody and that he is being held on a $25,000 bail for a criminal burglary charge and a border patrol hold.

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe could not be reached for comment.

According to the Missoulian, the ACLU believes that Sheriff Bowe is overstepping his boundaries by holding the illegal alien on suspected immigration violations, which would be a civil matter. The bond for burglary is a criminal matter.

The illegal alien moved to Montana in April and married his wife in May. An immigration rights attorney is assisting the suspected burglar and his wife with their immigration options.

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High speed wireless devices…

montana-gunsEvery law-abiding citizen should have one, or two, or three, or more!
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They're Coming!

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This astounding image, captured above the Crazy Mountains of Montana on New Year’s Day, looks like the first sign of an alien invasion.
In fact, it is a lenticular cloud, which often forms in a UFO-like saucer shape, triggering reports of extraterrestrial sightings.
Lenticular clouds (referring to their lens shape) are formed when moisture droplets are pushed up a steep slope, condensing into cloud on their way and warming up to return to water vapor as they move down the other side. These clouds hover high in the air, usually over the Andes, Himalayas or the Rockies.
Bright colours are sometimes seen along the edge of lenticular clouds, which are said to be the single biggest explanation for UFO sightings across the world.
Source: Daily Mail
~Eowyn

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Montana Playground: Not for Sissies

A family that lives on the outskirts of  Missoula , Montana decided to build a sturdy, colorful playground for their 3- and 4-year-old sons.

They lined the bottom with smooth-stone gravel all around to avoid knee scrapes and other injuries.


They finished building it one Friday evening and were very pleased with the end product.


The following morning, the mom was about to wake the boys up and have them go out to play in their new play center.    Continue reading

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More Adventures in the Pacific Northwest

 
Montana Beauty

Hello friends! I just returned from a trip to Great Falls, Montana via Colville to see my dad and take care of some family business.  Missed ya’ all here and wanted to share some pics from the great state of Montana! 

Windy hair!
 
 

Missouri River 
 We stopped before Helena so dad could take this photo of me with the beautiful mountains in the background.   It’s very windy in Montana, hence my “Donald Trump” sideswept hair!  In Great Falls, the weather was beautiful, sunny and 72, yet the winds were around 35 miles per hour! The next picture is a view of the Missouri River from my hotel room.  It is the longest  river on the continent at over 2,341 miles and the second largest tributary of the Mississippi by discharge, after the Ohio River.
 

Lewis and Clark Statue

 

 

F-106 Delta Dart
 Close to our hotel in Great Falls was this beautiful statue of Lewis and Clark.  I can only imagine the beauty they saw in this wonderful state as they made their way to the Pacific Coast. We then went to the visitor section of the Montana Air National Guard and on display they had an F-106 interceptor aircraft  and a F-86 Sabre (not pictured). Very cool to see these machines up close!
 

Does this look familiar?


After our trip to Great Falls, we made it back to Colville to do what we do in Colville, target practice! We had about an hour of sunshine and went out in the “front yard” of my dad’s property to get in some practice.  You know I loved it!
Montana is a beautiful state!  The weather was nice, the people were very friendly and I can’t wait to go back! If you ever get the chance, I would highly recommend visiting this beautiful state. Enjoy the pics!
 
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Firebomb Thrown at Elderly Pro-Lifer

The Left are such nice people!
Did you know that a proponent of choice abortion infanticide threw a homemade firebomb at an elderly woman who was participating in a pro-life prayer vigil at an abortion mill in Montana?
No? Gosh, I wonder why!
If a pro-lifer were to throw a Molotov cocktail at an abortion clinic, we wouldn’t hear or see the end of it in the MSM.
H/t beloved fellow Sage_brush.
~Eowyn

The homemade molotov cocktail


Firebomb Thrown at Elderly Woman at Pro-Life Prayer Event
By Steven Ertelt – LifeNews.com – March 18, 2011
A homemade incendiary device was thrown at one of the participants of the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer vigil at an abortion business in Kalispell, Montana on Thursday night.
The woman walked on the public sidewalk near the abortion business when an unidentified person threw the device — akin to a “Molotov cocktail” — in her direction. The woman did not see either the firebomb nor the assailant it exploded on the sidewalk behind her, making a loud popping noise like a big firecracker as it burst into flame. Fortunately, the woman was not hurt in the incident.
After she regained her composure, the victim called Karen Trierweiler, coordinator of the 40 Days prayer vigils in Kalispell at the All Family Health Care abortion center, over to her.
After a lengthy delay, a Kalispell police officer arrived. However, according to officials with the Thomas More Society, a pro-life legal group that is helping the participants, instead of inspecting the bomb debris or calling evidence technicians to the scene, the officer remarked that police could never get prints or other evidence from the bomb’s remains and said he would call the city’s garbage service to dispose of all the debris.
The officer then said that the 40 Days prayer vigil participants should expect this kind of reaction if they’re protesting at the abortion business. Questioning Officer Hoover’s assessment of the attack, Trierweiler called the Kalispell desk sergeant to complain, where she was unable to get further assistance.
Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society says his group has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office in Helena, Montana. The organization is for an immediate, intensive investigation of what it calls a “vicious” attack.
“We are appalled by this terrible act of violence, while we’re immensely grateful that God’s grace spared this valiant pro-lifer any serious injury,” he told LifeNews.com this afternoon. “But the reaction of Kalispell police officers after Ms. Trierweiler called them to the scene was equally appalling, indeed outrageous.”
“We intend to file disciplinary complaints against both the officer who came to the crime scene and the desk sergeant whose tepid, indifferent, and grossly unprofessional response to this blatant act of domestic terrorism shows them both unfit to wear a police uniform and at best deserving of severe disciplinary action. We expect much better from the FBI and we will pursue the matter to the very highest levels of the U.S. Department of Justice if this case is not investigated promptly and vigorously and — once the assailant is identified and apprehended — prosecuted to the hilt,” he continued.
Trierweiler also reported that an eyewitness has stepped forward, who was not part of the 40 Days campaign but was a passerby and who the incident occur and may be able to help the FBI track down the bomb thrower and bring him to justice.

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Awesome

A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana
Credit & Copyright: Sean R. Heavey

Explanation: Is that a spaceship or a cloud? Although it may seem like an alien mothership, it’s actually a impressive thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Such colossal storm systems center on mesocyclones — rotating updrafts that can span several kilometers and deliver torrential rain and high winds including tornadoes. Jagged sculptured clouds adorn the supercell’s edge, while wind swept dust and rain dominate the center. A tree waits patiently in the foreground. The above supercell cloud was photographed in July west of Glasgow, Montana, USA, caused minor damage, and lasted several hours before moving on.
[Source: NASA]
H/t beloved fellow Igor.
~Eowyn

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