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WARNING: Anti-Vax Covidiot Truckers Plan Convoy From California To DC

WARNING: Anti-Vax Covidiot Truckers Plan Convoy From California To DC

Plans for a demonstration by truckers in the United States similar to the one in Canada (by many American truckers) appear to be gaining momentum announced Brian Brase, a trucker who is organizing the American effort with no concern on how this will affect American families

Brase appeared on FRC hater Tony Perkins’ show last week. The next night, he was hosted by Tucker Carlson.

The projected route may start in Sacramento, Calif., and end in Washington, D.C., but Brase declined to comment on details of the convoy until an official announcement was made.

The real question is with a “supposed” trucker shortage in the U.S. already complicating the supply chain, these people will give up their income, risk losing their jobs and livelihoods to make a statement? .WHO exactly is financing these truck drivers? and convoys. It must cost a small fortune to use one of these vehicles for these endeavors..

Follow the money.

American Psychological Association Goes After Donald Trump on Trans Military Ban: You Lie.

The American Psychological Association questioned President Trump’s announced ban on transgender people serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. military, a reversal of the previous administration’s decision to allow transgender military personnel to serve openly.  

“The American Psychological Association questions the reasoning behind President Trump’s call to bar transgender people from the military. We’ve seen no scientific evidence that allowing transgender people to serve in the armed forces has had an adverse impact on our military readiness or unit cohesion. Therefore, we ask that transgender individuals continue to be allowed to serve their country,” said APA President Antonio E. Puente, PhD.

Trump’s concerns about the “tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail” echo arguments underlying the Defense Department’s previous “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, Puente said. He cited research by Aaron Belkin, PhD, a leading scholar and director of the Palm Center, which has found no overall negative impact on military readiness or its component dimensions, including cohesion, recruitment, retention, assaults, harassment or morale.  “Indeed, Dr. Belkin has found that the repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell appears to have enhanced the military’s ability to pursue its mission,” Puente added.

2016 RAND report commissioned by DoD found that the health care costs of letting transgender people serve openly in the military would increase by no more than a mere 0.13 percent. 

Research has shown that discrimination is a significant source of stress for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenderpeople and has substantial adverse effects on their health and well-being.  For decades, APA has been engaged in applying psychological science to improve the health and well-being of LGBT people. Learn more. APA has urged psychologists to take a leading role in ending discrimination based on gender identity and has called for more research into all aspects of gender identity and expression. APA’s governing Council of Representatives adopted a resolution in 2008 supporting full equality for transgender and gender-variant people and legal and social recognition of transgender individuals.  – via Press Release

Once Again Safety Pins Bring Support and Comfort To The Gay, LBT, and Marginalized Communities

After 30 years safety pins once again are providing support and a safety net for groups left feeling vulnerable in Donald Trump’s America.

In 1986 at the height of the AIDS epidemic the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, a non- profit AIDS education in New York City, chose the safety pin as a symbol for safe sex support and education  ‘The idea was: safety pins, safe sex,’. Wearing the pins was just another way to promote the idea that safe sexual practices help slow the spread of AIDS.

Fast forward 30 years and the safety pin is back this time symbolizing support to the LGBT community and other maginalized groups amid mounting reports of racial, LGBT, and sexual harassment spurred on by Donald Trump’s election,

“To my fellow Americans, I will be your #safespace #LoveTrumpsHate if you see me with my #safetypin on, know I am an ally. Come talk to me,” tweeted @ErinFearns.

Some Muslim women in hijabs have reported harassment and intimidation following the presidential election. Numerous reports of gay bashings and anti-lgbt harassment  have also been reported .

On Friday, the hashtag #safetypin trended on Twitter, as dozens of people shared selfies with safety pins attached to their clothing.

“Standing together we will be safe,” one user tweeted.

“My #SafetyPin shows I will protect those who feel in danger bc of gender, sexuality, race, disability, religion, etc.,” another said. “You are safe with me.”

Even Star Trek captain Patrick Stewart has beamed aboard.

And while some may think that s a safety pin will do nothing to help in our current situation a symbol is a powerful thing that can bring millions of people together for a cause.

Remember these?

House GOP Votes To Cut $40 Billion From Food Stamps After Spending $823 Billion On WAR

GOP SCUM

Heartless House Republicans and Tea Party members yesterday voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps allowing states to put broad new work requirements in place for many food stamp recipients and to test applicants for drugs.

The vote was 217 to 210, largely along party lines.

Republican leaders, under pressure from Tea Party-backed conservatives, said the bill was needed because the food stamp program, which costs nearly $80 billion a year, had grown out of control.

But while Washington Republicans and Tea Party politicians try to take food out of the mouth of America’s poor they are turning a blind eye to bloated and corrupted items such as the Farm  Bill and the current cost to the United States for its recent never-ending wars.

Historically, the food stamp program has been part of the Farm Bill, a huge piece of legislation that had routinely been passed every five years, authorizing financing for the nation’s farm and nutrition programs. Separating Food Stamps from the Farm Bill saved it from cuts which would have affected some Washington GOP politicians  including Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota,  and South Dakota Republican Kristi Noem who receive millions of dollars a year in subsidies despite their enormous net worth’s.

And lets not forget that direct federal spending on the war through 2012 will reach $823 billion, surpassing the $738 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars the U.S. spent on the Vietnam War, the Congressional Research Service estimated in a March 29 report. Only World War II had a higher direct cost, $4.1 trillion, in current dollars. Much of that money going into the pockets of the the GOP backed war machine which in turn kicks back and supports the Republican and Tea Party.

Once again the Republican Party and the newly formed Tea Party attack the poor viciously for pennies while pocketing millions, and perhaps billions of dollars.

This has got to stop.

 

 

Mexico Unanimously Strikes Down Ban On Same Sex Marriage, It’s Your Turn America!

In a landmark victory for equality, the Mexico Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples are no  longer barred from getting married in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Now it needs to be mentioned that Mexico’s Supreme Court doesn’t operate like the one here but the language used in the ruling suggests that the ruling will allow all LGBT citizens can marry. Here’s more on the ruling:

The court ruled on behalf of three same-sex couple seeking to marry in the southern state of Oaxaca. The court had already ruled in 2010 that gay marriages performed under a Mexico City ordinance had to be recognized nationwide. With this precedent, the remaining bans on gay marriage in most Mexican states could quickly fall.

This ruling does not immediately eliminate marriage statutes limiting unions to a man and a woman—the Mexican Supreme Court doesn’t have the power to strike down state laws like that en mass as the United States Supreme Court does. But the lawyer who brought the case, Alex Alí Méndez Díaz, said before the ruling that victory would mean the beginning of the end for bans on same-sex marriage.

(More about Méndez here—he started the case as a law student.)

The court’s ruling that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutionally discriminatory is partly based on a February ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that governments can’t discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, Karen Atala Riffo y Niñas v. Chile.

This case could have repercussions outside of Mexico—by expanding this precedent to include the right to marry, courts in other Latin American countries that recognize the Inter-American Accord on Human Rights could follow this precedent and determine that marriage rights are also protected in their countries. And the Inter-American Court itself could be more likely to recognize a right to marry—a case brought by three couples trying to strike down Chile’s ban on gay marriage has already begun making its way through the international judicial system.

Congrats to the citizens of Mexico. It will be a little while before we see the actual language of the ruling itself but if it does hold up that means America will be in last place in providing equality for its citizens. We need to fix this and provide equality for everyone, America.

Watch: AMERICAN SAVAGE – Dan Savage Explores Being Gay and Homeless In America – Video

In this episode of Dan Savage’s NEW video series American Savage Dan explores being homeless and gay in American.

Dan talks to Derry Tindal about his time spent homeless after being kicked out by his family due to coming out as gay.

TakePart TV comes from the people behind An  Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc., The Help, Contagion and Waiting for  Superman