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Transphobic doctor claims anime makes people trans, gets shut down by Twitter

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https://www.dailydot.com/irl/transphobic-doctor-twitter-anime-makes-people-trans/
Dr. Ray Blanchard, an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, is a well-noted foe to the trans community. His most recent bad idea that’s gone viral: Anime might be making trans girls transition.

Blanchard is a 73-year-old cis man who was once the head of the Clinical Sexology Services at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, a facility that has come under fire for its “conversion therapy” type tactics, among other problems. He is probably most infamous for coming up with a typology that classifies trans women as either “homosexual transsexuals” or “autogynephilic.” Simply put, he believes trans women are either predominantly attracted to men or predominantly sexually aroused by “becoming” women.

The theory has since haunted trans women, as it conflates the erotic desire to embrace one’s gender identity—which is a universal experience shared by cisgender women—with a fetishistic interest in one’s body. That discredits trans women attracted to other women and centers transitioning around straight trans women, erasing queer trans experiences.

Blanchard has continued to champion the idea over the years, which led him to endorse a Medium essay written by a Twitter user named SocialJusticeWizard recently. In his post, SocialJusticeWizard—who, to be clear, is no fan of social justice—claims trans women are actually “lonely” and “repressed” cis men who develop gender dysphoria because slice-of-life anime makes them realize that they “always wanted to be soft and gentle like [an anime girl], carefree and cheerful like her, enjoy life in its fullest without the heavy chains of masculinity, like her.”

In other words, SocialJusticeWizard thinks trans women are really cis men who want to become women after watching anime.
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Trump White Powa Califa Cop

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Sandwich profiling

https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Man-Detained-For-Eating-Sandwich-Files-Claim-14836615.php

A black man who was detained for eating a sandwich on the platform of BART's Pleasant Hill station on Nov. 4 filed a claim against the transit agency on Thursday alleging that he was racially profiled.

Steve Foster, 31, of Concord, alleges in the claim that BART officers selectively detained him based on his race in the incident on the platform at 8 a.m. on Nov. 4 as he waited for a train to take him to his job as a tech operator in San Francisco.

Links to Ukrainian Energy Company Under Investigation

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LIVE: Public Impeachment Inquiry

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The US House of Representatives is holding inquiry to determine whether the conduct of President Donald Trump during the Ukraine Affair amounts to being impeachable.

CSPAN: https://youtu.be/cdXAhuHhqUY

PBS:
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-the-trump-impeachment-hearings-day-1
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Dan Bilzarian sleeps with gorrila

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Transcripts Show GOP ‘Terror Campaign’ to Out Whistleblower

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/transcripts-show-gop-terror-campaign-to-out-whistleblower?source=articles&via=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailybeast%2Farticles+%28The+Daily+Beast+-+Latest+Articles%29

Republican lawmakers have sought to hijack several impeachment depositions in a crusade for information on the whistleblower who sparked the inquiry, according to a review of the transcripts by The Daily Beast.

Efforts from Republican lawmakers and their counsel to elicit information on the whistleblower—both by asking leading questions and asking point-blank for the person’s identity—were repeatedly batted down by Democrats, and in one case the attorney of the witness in disputes that became increasingly caustic.

Last week, The Daily Beast reported that Derek Harvey, an aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, provided notes for House Republicans ahead of the high-profile testimonies of Trump administration appointees with the name of the alleged whistleblower. The goal was that once the transcripts became public, so would the name of the individual.

In one example, during the deposition of Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert, minority counsel Steve Castor asked flat-out, “Is the whistleblower [redacted]?”

During the deposition of acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor, who had testified that military aid to Ukraine was held up against the wishes of top officials including National Security Adviser John Bolton, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) pressed Taylor for more details on the names of individuals he spoke to at the National Security Council who provided information about Bolton’s thinking on the Ukraine situation.

“I guess I'm a little concerned on who at NSC would've been telling you about Ambassador Bolton,” Meadows said. “You felt like he was a kindred spirit on this. So who was telling you from the NSC that he was?”
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Kyoto Animation has a touchingly kind plan to distribute its 3.2 billion yen in arson donations

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Company continues to put people first as it meets with victims’ families and refuses to use funds for business recovery.

Almost immediately after the July 18 arson attack on Kyoto Animation, people around the world began asking where they could send donations. Anime fans have always had a passionate connection to the industry, and in the case of Kyoto Animation, producers of some of the most tenderly emotional animated works in recent years, the bond runs especially deep.

In response to the outpouring of sympathy and support, Kyoto Animation set up a dedicated bank account into which donations could be transferred, from donors both inside Japan and abroad. Nearly five months after the attack, the sum has grown to roughly 3.2 billion yen (US$29.6 million), and the company believes that it’s now time to start distributing it to those in need.

On Tuesday, the first meeting of the donations’ allocation committee was held in Kyoto. As previously announced, Kyoto Animation will not be using a single yen for business recovery activities, and will instead be channeling all of the money to victims and their families.

https://soranews24.com/2019/11/15/kyoto-animation-has-a-touchingly-kind-plan-to-distribute-its-3-2-billion-yen-in-arson-donations/
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Opening Statement of David Holmes in Impeachment Inquiry

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https://www.lawfareblog.com/opening-statement-david-holmes-impeachment-inquiry

Statement given by David Holmes, staffer to Ambassador Bill Taylor, regarding the Ukraine Affair.
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