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Newborn baby may be registered as ‘gender unknown’ because its “mum” insists only the tot can decide what sex it wants to be

kori doty
Just because one parent is confused about its upbringing doesn’t give them the right to transfer that chaos to their child.
Insanity.
Via The Sun: Canadian Kori Doty, who has a moustache and claims to be neither male or female, has been fighting to keep Searyl Atli’s gender off government records since giving birth last November.
Doty, who prefers to be referred to as “they” rather than “he” or “she”, told CBC they are “raising Searyl in such a way that until they have the sense of self and command of vocabulary to tell me who they are.”
They added: “I’m recognising them as a baby and trying to give them all the love and support to be the most whole person that they can be outside of the restrictions that come with the boy box and the girl box.”
Doty is trying to get British Columbia to issue the child with a birth certificate which does not have a gender marker. But while the Canadian province has sent the baby health cards with an “undetermined” gender, authorities have refused to issue the certificate. Doty’s lawyer says BC only issues birth documents which have a male or female designation.
And while another Canadian province, Ontario, says it is reviewing its policies to include non-binary genders, critics claim such children could be become a target for bullies or discrimination.
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal is helping Doty fight to get all government documents to accommodate non-gendered people.
Doty said: “When I was born, doctors looked at my genitals and made assumptions about who I would be, and those assignments followed me and followed my identification throughout my life. Those assumptions were incorrect, and I ended up having to do a lot of adjustments since then.
h/t Drudge
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Have you ever seen a baby seagull?

I haven’t.
I’ve taken daily walks by the sea. I’ve lived for more than 10 years by a lake. I’ve seen baby mallard ducklings, baby Canadian goslings, but I’ve never ever seen a baby seagull.
Here are some baby seagulls by the sea:

And here’s what they look like up close:

From Wiki:

The large species take up to four years to attain full adult plumage, but two years is typical for small gulls. Large White-Headed Gulls are typically long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 49 years recorded for the Herring Gull.

Gulls nest in large, densely packed noisy colonies. They lay two to three speckled eggs in nests composed of vegetation. The young are precocial, being born with dark mottled down, and mobile upon hatching.

Gulls—the larger species in particular—are resourceful, inquisitive and intelligent birds, demonstrating complex methods of communication and a highly developed social structure. For example, many gull colonies display mobbing behavior, attacking and harassing would-be predators and other intruders. Certain species (e.g. the Herring Gull) have exhibited tool use behavior, using pieces of bread as bait with which to catch goldfish, for example. Many species of gull have learned to coexist successfully with humans and have thrived in human habitats.

Gulls are monogamous…breeders that display mate fidelity that usually lasts for the life of the pair. Divorce of mated pairs does occur, but it apparently has a cost that persists for a number of years after the break up, and is thought to be selected against.

Both sexes incubate the eggs, with incubation bouts lasting between one and four hours during the day and one parent incubating through the night. Incubation lasts between 22 and 26 days…. Young chicks are brooded by their parents for about one or two weeks, and often at least one parent will remain with them until they fledge in order to guard them. Both parents feed the chicks, although early on in the rearing period the male does most of the feeding and the female most of the brooding and guarding.

Resourceful. Intelligent. Monogamous. Mate fidelity. Both parents work hard at feeding the kids.
Kinda puts humans to shame….
~Eowyn

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A lesson in gun safety…and parenting

Bad parents....

Girl’s gun goes off in Starbucks

Wyoming News:   A 17-year-old Cheyenne teen was cited Monday after she dropped her purse, causing the gun she was carrying in it to go off in a local coffee shop.  After the round fired, the girl said, “I think my purse went off!”
According to the Cheyenne Police report about the incident, the girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a juvenile, dropped her purse around 6:45 a.m. Monday while she was at the cash register at Starbucks, 1112 Central Ave.  Two Cheyenne Police officers were in the coffee shop at the time. Once they heard the gunshot, they drew their pistols and scanned the shop.
The officers approached the teen and searched her purse, which had a large hole in it.  They found a double-barrel .38 special Derringer pistol in the girl’s purse. The top barrel had been fired.  According to the report, the bullet missed John Basile, 43, by about 12 inches. After nearly missing Basile’s head, the bullet hit the west wall of the store, bounced back to the east and rolled under the coffee counter.
The officers had the teen call her parents, who responded to Starbucks shortly after the incident.  The girl’s father said he had given the teen the pistol and encouraged her to carry it while traveling for her protection.  The girl said she keeps the gun in her room and had it with her because she was going to visit friends in Laramie.
She said she has never taken a hunter safety class or any kind of formal firearms training.  The teen’s mother told police that she doesn’t particularly like firearms because they “may just go off.” She said she knew her daughter had a pistol and encouraged her to point it at a “bad person” if she was ever in trouble.  The gun was returned to the teen’s parents.
The girl was issued a city summons for possession of a firearm by a juvenile, which carries a $750 bond and a “must appear in court” stipulation.  City ordinance stipulates that individuals must be 18 years old to carry any type of firearm within city limits.  Wyoming state statutes state that a person must be 21 years old to carry a concealed weapon.  According to federal law, individuals must be 21 years old to buy a pistol and 18 to buy a rifle or shotgun.
Several things oh so wrong with this:

  1. What kind of parent lets their teenager carry a gun without proper firearm training?  Are they out of their minds?
  2. She isn’t 18 so obviously didn’t have a concealed weapons permit, not cool.
  3. Why wasn’t she carrying this gun in a holster?  I know some women do carry in their purse yet a holster is much safer for preventing an accidental discharge.

In this case, I think the parents should be fined as well, at least for being major idiots (I know, that doesn’t exist).  Do they realize how lucky they are that the gun didn’t fire back up in their daughter’s face?  Or kill someone else?  Or kill one of those police officers?  It’s idiots like this that give responsible gun owners a bad name, and gives those proggies against the Second Amendment more “ammunition”.
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It's Little Johnny time.. Uh Oh!!

Not sure, but I think bottom row on left is Johnny


 
Little Johnny likes to gamble.
One day his dad gets a new job so his family has to move to a new city.
Johnny’s daddy thinks, “I’ll get a head start on Johnny’s gambling.”
So he calls the teacher and says, “My son Johnny will be starting your class tomorrow but he likes to gamble so you’ll have to keep an eye on him.”
The teacher says OK, she can handle it.
The next day Johnny walks into class and hands the teacher an apple and says, “Hi, my name is Johnny.”
She says yes I know who you are.
Johnny smiles and says, “I bet you ten dollars you’ve got a mole on your butt.”
The teacher thinks that she will break his little gambling problem so she takes him up on the bet.
She pulls her pants down and shows him her butt and there was no mole.
That afternoon, Johnny goes home and tells his dad that he lost ten dollars to the teacher and why.
So his dad calls the teacher and says, “Johnny said that he bet you that you had a mole on your butt and he lost.”
The teacher says, “Yeah, and I think I broke his gambling problem.”
Johnny’s dad laughs and says, “No you didn’t, he bet me a hundred dollars this morning that he’d see your butt before the day was over.”
~Steve~

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Jimmy – Little Johnny's cousin


Little Jimmy attended a horse auction with his father.
He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse’s legs and rump, and chest. After a few minutes, Larry asked, ‘Dad, why are you doing that?’ His father replied, ‘Because when I’m buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy.
Little Larry, looking worried, said, ‘Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom ….
~Steve~         H/T  Sam2

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