I can’t imagine myself anywhere, because so many of you helped make this home for us.
I can remember, vividly, looking at the lights of Dallas Texas for the first time, and it seemed so much better than so many years before, when I saw the Dallas Lights for the first time.
There was no comparison, as if two different places, from 2 different periods in time.
I just went and stood for more than a moment, looking out at the lights of the other shops, and happened to see a familiar face, as Bogey held the door for him…. I should, just this once, go, then slip out unnoticed and leave my Friend the tab, unnoticed, under the right cuff of his fine, tailored, dress shirt.
I wish there was a way to stretch this out, but I have a post that has sat right here for way over 24 hours.
Our shop is still the same place, last shop on the left, right at the edge of the sewers.
HEY…. I bet all of Our Friends would pitch in, and I also bet the WordPress Engineers would love the challenge.
Oh I know I’m dreaming, but if these great people can keep all these shops running 24 hours a day, they can REDESIGN THESE SICK PIECES OF CRAP THAT NOT ONLY LIVE IN THE SEWER, THEY CAN ACT LIKE WHAT THEY ARE AND JUST FLOAT RIGHT ON DOWN..,..
Navy vet with service dog says she was told
she ‘wasn’t disabled’
ATLANTA, GA – An Atlanta restaurant is apologizing to a Navy veteran after she said she and her service dog Halk were turned away by employees who told her she didn’t need the dog.
Wanda Garneaux was supposed to meet a friend at the Daiquiri Factory on West Peachtree Street when she said she was stunned by the response when trying to enter the business.
“I reached for the door and before I could even put my hand on the handle, the security guard stopped me and said, you’re not allowed in here with that dog,” she told 11Alive’s Kaitlyn Ross exclusively.
She says she felt uncomfortable, but asked to speak with a manager, who allegedly told her she didn’t look disabled enough.
“She said, ‘You’re not blind.’ And I said ‘No, I’m not,’” Garneaux explained. “So she said, ‘Then, you’re not disabled, and you can’t have a service dog.’”
Garneaux, who served in the United States Navy and suffers from PTSD, said she was floored. She said she tried to explain to the manager her service dog was legal and certified. She even tried to show her the I.D. hanging on Halk’s vest which says in bright red letters that read “full access is required by law.”
Halk’s vest even has a QR code on his vest that people can scan with their cell phone to read a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act. But Garneaux said after fighting with them for 10 minutes, she eventually gave up.
“I don’t like being made to feel like I am different, because in my mind, I’m struggling to be the same,” she said. “I’m struggling every day to cope and fit back in to society.”
On the way home Garneaux told her friend she didn’t think it was worth it. During the interview, she told 11Alive that she was even considering giving Halk back because of all the negative attention she’s gotten during the few days she’s had him. But as soon as she started crying, Halk, sensing her distress, moved in to try to comfort her.
11Alive went back to the Daiquiri Factory and spoke to the manager, who said she misunderstood the law. The manager refused to go on camera but did apologize to Garneaux and offered a free meal.
Garneaux accepted the apology, but that’s not what this Navy vet wants. “I know things are not perfect, I don’t want them to be perfect, I just want a normal life,” she said. She said she wants people to educate themselves on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how to support people who are struggling.
Sunny Dakota Slade-Bort of Blanco suffered multiple bruises
SAN ANTONIO, TX – A 1-year-old girl from Blanco who police said was the alleged victim of child abuse has died, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday.
Sunny Dakota Slade-Bort died one day after being taken to University Hospital with multiple injuries. The toddler was taken off life support at the request of the baby’s father.
Blanco police Chief Michael Ritchey said Wednesday that Sunny suffered bruising to the side of her head, face and lower jaw. A cause of death has yet to be determined.
Police and EMS responded to a 911 call early Tuesday evening at an apartment complex in Blanco, Ritchey said.
He said two other children, a 2-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, were in a bedroom.
Those two children were also hospitalized with suspicious injuries, Ritchey said. He said the boy suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and had bruising all over his head. The girl also had bruises and other injuries.
“It’s just horrific. It’s hard to deal with when you see that 1-year-old lying on the floor,” Ritchey said.
The children’s mother, Jamie Patronella and her boyfriend, John Lawrence, have been charged with injury to a child.
Llano-Burnet-Blanco District Attorney Sonny McAffee said he won’t decide whether to upgrade the charge to capital murder until the investigation is complete. McAffee said it could take a few weeks for the investigation to wrap up.
The Texas Rangers and Child Protective Services are investigating.
CPS spokeswoman Julie Moody said the agency is filing for emergency custody of the two surviving children. Moody also said the agency had prior contact with the family, but would not elaborate.
Matt Barber spotlights new report from doctors’ group on ‘pseudo-scientific quackery’
George Orwell famously wrote, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
For those tethered to biological reality, the self-evident truth that, prior to birth, people develop either “XY” or “XX” genetic markers and, as such, are objectively, and shall forever remain, either male or female, is as plain as blue is blue or pink is pink.
Indeed, notwithstanding the politically driven “LGBT” agenda that pretends otherwise, those who suffer with “gender dysphoria” disorder will stay, as born, either male or female, whether or not they play dress up, sterilize themselves and destroy healthy reproductive organs.
Hence, it’s of little surprise that, tragically, of those who put themselves through this imaginary “transition,” 41 percent will subsequently attempt suicide.
Still, this “progressive” socio-political scheme moves quickly from merely pitiable and delusional to ghastly and abusive when children are the targets – when selfish adults exploit sexually confused young people by feeding their “gender” delusion and pumping them full of dangerous hormones, or otherwise surgically mutilating and sterilizing them for life via so-called “gender reassignment surgery.”
In order to address the growing momentum of this harmful, gender-bending, pseudo-scientific quackery, a number of America’s leading medical experts on the subject have finally weighed in. “The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality,” they warn.
This child-health advocacy group has released a report that determines, among other things:
1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder.
“The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species,” they observe. “This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sexual differentiation (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.”
2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.
Let’s take it a step further. The “gender” phenomenon is, in the larger sense, an artificial and anti-theist-tainted social construct. It’s an overt act of fist-shaking rebellion against the laws of nature and nature’s God.
And it’s dangerous.
Johns Hopkins Hospital was the pioneer in “gender reassignment surgery.” It now refuses to perform these discredited cosmetic procedures. Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the hospital’s former psychiatrist-in-chief and current distinguished service professor of psychiatry, is among those who participated in the ACPeds report. He has noted in the past that, as even the left-leaning APA reluctantly acknowledges, transgenderism is a “mental disorder” and that the idea of a “sex change” is “biologically impossible.” “People who identify as ‘feeling like the opposite sex’ or ‘somewhere in between’ do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women,” determines ACPeds.
3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking.
“When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such,” notes the report. “These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.”
4. Puberty is not a disease, and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous.
“Reversible or not, puberty-blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child,” notes ACPeds.
5. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.
And so what do we call a physician or a parent who takes a gender-confused boy, with a 98 percent chance of full recovery, and severely and irrevocably harms that child with dangerous hormones or sterilization surgery?
We should be calling them what they are: criminals.
To its credit, the ACPeds report goes on to identify this so-called “gender ideology” for exactly what it is: “Child abuse.”
6. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.
So much for the Hippocratic Oath: “Practice two things in your dealings with disease: either help or do not harm the patient.”
Gender ideology is anathema to good medicine and sound science.
7. Rates of suicide are 20 times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT–affirming countries.
“What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88 percent of girls and 98 percent of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?” the report asks.
8. Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.
“Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to ‘gender clinics’ where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will ‘choose’ a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.”
There you have it. “Gender ideology” is child abuse – empirically and irrefutably. Isn’t it high time, at least where minors are concerned and as a matter of public policy, that we begin treating it as such?
If such abuse were associated with anything other than the “LGBQT” political special interests, we already would have.
Have you ever been busy, and suddenly realized that something is right in front of you, although you know it wasn’t there earlier?
It is the same with these Awards, but with a big exception, we know who they come from, because they are Blessings. But there is no one that is paid for the work we do, and there is no money accepted for any reason. Everything is handled by Our Circle, because this was Our way of giving back for all we have been given in this lifetime.
Our Circle gave NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! G+ Page to Google and the people because of Our like-values, which is love of Our Children, Our Friends and Family, and Our Country. There is also members of Our Circle from other Countries. But we wanted to see those same values, Love, Trust, Respect, Honor, Duty, and Responsibility, continue being taught to every Child because those are the values every good family member, friend, neighbor, citizen, employee, and official should possess.
One last point, and that is a donation can be used for any number of things, an Award is more limited, but both are a solid or physical thing. A Blessing in this case is a physical thing also, but it is like air, light, water, it is a flowing and felt thing. Felt as in through the senses. Also, SEEING is a sense, which brings us to Our Title, and sub-title: “A New Award, A New Page”, and “Do Our Blogging Awards Help Abused Children?”
Our new page will be Our FAQ Page, with the first entry being “Do Our Blogging Awards Help Abused Children?”, and I am going to dedicate it to a Young Man that has a very Good, Caring Heart for others around him and isn’t afraid of showing and expressing himself in that regard, but he is also a very smart individual that pursues knowledge like a very good Friend of mine.
Just so this Young Man hears it from me first, when I went by his page, I was reminded of the movie “Animal House” and his name happens to be Mr. Pintowski. With that I will answer one of the questions I have for My Nominees: ” How many days a week do you wake-up in a bad mood”? Seldom, in my whole life have I woke-up in a bad mood, but very few times have I got out of bed if I were in a bad mood. I love having fun and a good time, but I will stress that Frank and I have always been very driven.
Now, I give you the reason for Our latest Award, PLEASE stop by and visit Mr Pintowski at:
Nominate 11 bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer
My 11 Questions for The SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD:
1. What makes your day? Waking up in time to watch the sunrise
2. Where is your inspiration from on your daily posts? Making the world a better place for Children
3. What are your thoughts about your environment and neighborhood? I have always been 1 with nature and the out doors, and if man doesn’t stop polluting the oceans, this earth cannot last much longer,
4. What one thing would you do to make the difference? Anything within reason
5. What does life mean to you? Life is sacred
6. What is your best sacrifice? I have sacrificed nothing, anything this life has cost me, was long paid back more than double by the Man it made me.
7. Where else would you have been in life, if you had the power to do so? Finished
8. Tell me what you know about ideology.
OK, if you are sure Mr. Pintowski. I do not believe that there are any Children or working class people in the ideology of Our country as it stands now, except as after-thoughts or people dead in the ground.
9. Do people really change? There are some that change things about themselves, but as far as someone who under-goes a near-complete transformation…. yes I believe it is possible that there have been a small number of people who might have completed a near-total make-over.
10. One thing you like about my blog. I am going to list 2: I like the stance you take, your stance is as every young person, with one difference, there is something else which is hard to put a label on, a little added “wisdom” or “outlook” of one who has seen more or encountered more than one of this age. Also, the way you interact with your readers is slightly different.
11. One thing you dislike about my posts. I don’t always get to read your posts.
1. How many days a week do you wake-up in a bad mood?
2. What are 2 things wrong with the world of today? (1 to 3 word answers)
3. How strong a swimmer are you?
4. What kind of music is best?
5. When was the last course you took?
6. Do you work a regular job?
7. Television or fishing
8. Snowball fight or sun tanning
9. How many languages do you speak?
10. Subject of your next blog?
11. Your age when you fell in love the first time.