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BBC News: Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic apologises for transgender jibe + The plight of intersex in the US

LGBTIQ. LGBTIQ. This acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, INTERSEX (my emphasis), and Queer individuals in Austrailia, Europe, and other places in the world. The word “trannie” or “tranny” is an offensive term for referring to Transgender persons. And leaving INTERSEX out of this acronym altogether, AS IS THE CASE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, renders this community of biologically diverse human beings invisible and therefore nonexistent in the eyes of International Human Rights Law.

One reason I joined the American Psychological Association as an Associate Member last year was to be part of a professional group that recognized the needs of persons with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. However, as of this date Intersexuality, AKA Biological Diversity, has yet to be included in the Division 44 LGBT areas of study.

In my 1990s undergraduate and graduate studies in Psychology I was not required to know about the Human Genome, Genetics, Human Biology, or Disorders of Sexual Development. Most of these things that are such an indispensable part of our lives today didn’t exist back then or were just starting to be explored academically. This means I must educate myself in these areas if I am to be relevant as a transgender and intersex blogger. This I am doing, not because it is a “required course for a degree”, but because it MUST be done!

The two links immediately below are presentations on Intersexuality by medical historian, Alice Dreger. The first one is a Ted Talk with French subtitles that runs about 18 minutes. The second one is an academic presentation running for over 1 hour 30 min.

https://youtu.be/59-Rn1_kWAA (Alice Dreger: “Is Anatomy Destiny” 18 min. Sous-titres en français)

https://youtu.be/ZGfRANkJJRQ (Alice Dreger: “Why Have Intersex Rights Been So Hard to Secure in America?” 1 hour 35 min.)

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic apologises for transgender jibe_90556243_karl1.jpgThe presenter of an Australian breakfast TV show apologises to the LGBT* community for making a series of jokes about cross dressers.
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*The BBC left the “I” out also! Mr. Stefanovic apologizes to the entire LGBTIQ community in Australia.

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Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray: hommage solennel au père Hamel et réponse par M. Hollande à Trump

With the terrorist attacks in France going back to Charlie Hebdo in 2015, the French people have had to live in a state of hyper-vigilance centered around the demographic upheavals that have also rocked the rest of the European Community. The barbarism that exploded in Nice on Bastille Day and the senseless murder of Father Jacques Hamel while he was saying Mass in his small church in Normandy have brought people in France of all faiths together with resolve not to yield to terrorism or lower the standards of greatness for which it is known in the world.

Like so many other things Mr. Trump has a tendency to take a terrorist incident and blow it out of proportion before obtaining a more focused insight and understanding of the actual facts, if it suits his fancy. This gives him something to talk about without saying much of anything.

LINKS

YouTube video of the Homage to Father Hamel by his parishioners, family, and townspeople

Kolla in det här videoklippet på YouTube:

https://youtu.be/N0HA0RNfpyM (français )

France 24 coverage of the Hamel memorial in French and English

http://www.france24.com/fr/20160728-saint-etienne-rouvray-hommage-solennel-toute-une-ville-pere-hamel. (français)

http://www.france24.com/en/20160728-saint-etienne-rouvray-honours-slain-priest-memorial-ceremony-jacques-hamel. (English)

France 24 coverage of the French response to Mr. Trump in French and English

http://www.france24.com/fr/20160728-france-cede-jamais-toujours-valeurs-reponse-hollande-trump-attentats (français)

http://www.france24.com/en/20160728-hollande-tells-trump-france-will-always-be-france (English)

VIVE LA FRANCE!

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More on the emails, Russia, and Trump from a French News Source (in English)

If the FBI finds that Mr. Trump has had anything to do with this, I hope the Feds go after him to the full extent of the law.

Not registering as a foreign agent is good for five years.

FBI probes Russian involvement in Democratic Party email leak http://f24.my/2a3RN7y

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BBC News: US election: Trump ‘encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails’

Donnie may be an adult chronologically, but he is still a 12-year-old brat to do this. What is the matter with the GOP to let their choice for President degenerate to…this?

It is no secret that Europe is afraid Trump will become President. They aren’t the only ones afraid of this. Mr. Putin represents a nuclear power that would just as soon rule the world. And Donnie wants to be friends with him!

This child has no idea of the responsibilities an electoral majority will confer on him if he is elected President. And the Republican Party has fallen for the narcissist-bully routine to let him in the door in the first place.

This is so disgusting I don’t know what else to say. Years ago I stopped watching American TV because of the political bias. Now the world-respected BBC has reported this. Shit/Skit/Merde/Merda/Scheiße!

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

US election: Trump ‘encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails’_90532185_mediaitem90532184.jpgDonald Trump has “actively encouraged” foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.
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BBC News: US election: Ted Cruz booed for failing to back Donald Trump

A true Statesman. He didn’t get sucked in like the others by Trump’s Hitlerian tactics. It is sad that Trump has “played” a sector of the American voters who lack understanding of global politics, global economics, and most importantly, the workings of international law that depend on the trust and good faith of all parties concerned.

Treaties are not things to break just because you don’t “like” them. These international agreements that can take years to agree upon, as an alternative to war, have come at the heavy cost of compromise for all concerned parties.

While I don’t agree with Mr. Cruz’s politics or the party he belongs to, I do applaud his standing up to Mr. Trump and sacrificing his political future for the sake of his country. May some of the others, instead of just not showing up, do the same.

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

US election: Ted Cruz booed for failing to back Donald Trump_90468811_gettyimages-578133500.jpgTexas Senator Ted Cruz fails to endorse Donald Trump as Republican nominee, drawing angry boos during his speech at the party convention in Cleveland.
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Welcome to FBI.gov — FBI

Welcome to another workweek of existence in the USA! This week features the Republican National Convention and God knows whatever else may befall the Stars, Stripes, and the world.

To start your day here is a link to the FBI.

https://www.fbi.gov/

Rather than watch TV dramas about the dark side of the human condition, here is the real thing, funded with American tax dollars. In a nation of over 300 million souls there will be no shortage in drama, excitement, and action contained within these pages.

Please forgive my facetiousness and cynicism. All this media shit is getting to me, also. Every day will present a new “surprise”. And “Come, let us reason together” dissolves in the face of “No matter what they tell me, I will never change how I feel about those bastards!”

https://youtu.be/yOocxd9qGHA. Pew research YouTube link

Enough.

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RT 17 juli 2016: Why We Need One Another – Varför behöver vi varandra

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Mass murders just don’t seem to take a break in the media. Like the rest of the world the US is no longer safe from terrorism due to the Internet and vast profusion of electronic devices to access it. ISIL, Islamic State, or whatever they call themselves claims “responsibility” after the fact for the random acts of loners who want fame, notoriety, or for whatever twisted reason they do what they do. And mendacious, US politicians, more interested in getting votes than in the well-being of the American people, aid and abet ISIL, the enemy, by blaming all Muslims for the acts of a twisted few.

In psychology there are three areas of life that we all need to be healthy in: our self-world (Eigenwelt*), our world with our loving families and true friends (Mitwelt*) and our world with the rest of humanity (Umwelt*). All three areas must be working together in order to have a vibrant, rewarding being in the world (Dasein*)

*German terms in the literature about this.

Self-imposed isolation along with radicalization enabled by websites, domestic or foreign, are ways to hijack our mental wellness and turn us into mass murderers. News reports have shown that the actor in the Nice incident did not want to be friendly with the people where he lived. The Orlando shooter may have feared being gay, and reacted the way he did in response. Like-minded persons, as has been reported, ad nausium, can act as one “person” in like-twisted manner.

Being alone and “loneliness” must not be confused. The monastic who chooses to be alone uses her or his time to be a better person with others. The observant religious superior will know if this monastic is authentically growing in the presence of God. The mass murderer, on the other hand, hates life, hates others, and acts out of his twisted worldview.

That is my quick take on something that novels are written about.

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Massmördare verket bara inte ta en paus i media. Liksom resten av världen är USA inte längre säker från terrorism på grund av Internet och stora överflödet av elektroniska enheter åtkomst till den. ISIL, islamisk stat eller vad de kalker sig hävdar “ansvar” efter det faktum för de slumpmässiga handlingar av enstöringar som vill ha berömmelse, ryktbarhet eller någon vriden anledning de gör vad de gör. Och lögnaktig amerikanska politiker, mer intresserad av att få röster än i välbefinnande av det amerikanska folket, stöd och hjälp ISIL, fienden, genom att skylla alla muslimer för agerar av tvinnade några.

Det finns tre områden i livet som vi alla behöver vara friska i i psykologi: vår själv-värld (Eigenwelt*), vår värld med kärleksfulla familjen och sanna vänner (Mitwelt*) och vår värld med resten av mänskligheten (Umwelt*). Alla tre områden måste arbeta tillsammans för att ha en levande, givande att vara i världen (Dasein*).

*Tyska / i litteraturen om detta.

Självipåt isolering tillsammans med radikaliseringen aktiveras av webbplatsen, inhemska och utländska, finns sätt att stjäla våra mentala hälsa och förvandla oss till massmördare. Nyhetsrapporter har visat att skådespelaren i Nice incidenten inte vill var vänlig med människor där han bodde. Orlando skytten ha fruktade har var homosexuell och reagerade som han gjorde. Likasinnade personer, kan som har rapporterade, ad nausium, agera som en “person” liknade-tokig.

Att vara ensam och vara ensamhet måste inte vara förväxlas. Den monastiska som väljer att vara ensam använder hennes eller hans tid för att bli en bättre monastiska med andra. Den uppmärksamme religiösa överlägsen vet om monastiska autentiskt växer i Guds. Massmördaren, å den andra, hater själv, hater andra och agerar ut ur hans eller hennes vridna världsbild.

Detta är min snäpp ta på något romaner skrivs om.

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