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Inside the baffling Caribbean village where little girls turn into BOYS

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>The rare genetic disorder is caused by a missing enzyme which prevents the production of the male sex hormone dihydro-testosterone in the womb. It creates what looks like a baby girl on birth.

>But at puberty, when testosterone flows, their voices break and they grow a male sexual reproductive organ that they become recognised as male.

One-in-90 children born in Salinas in the Dominican Republic grow a penis in a natural transformation from female to male.

Known as the guevedoces, which translates to “penis at 12”, these youngsters are referred to in medical terms as “pseudohermaphrodite”.

It is so common to be a pseudohermaphrodite in Salinas, that it is accepted as a third sex, alongside male and female.

The phenomenon is explored in a BBC2 series called Countdown to Life – the Extraordinary Making of You.

Presenters meet Johnny, 24, who is physically and biologically male but was once known as Felicitia.

As a child, he did not have a penis and was brought up as a girl.

He said: “I remember I used to wear a little red dress. I was born at home instead of in a hospital. They didn’t know what sex I was.

“I went to school and I used to wear my skirt. I never liked to dress as a girl. When they bought me girls toys I never bothered playing with them. All I wanted to do was play with the boys.”

The rare genetic disorder is caused by a missing enzyme which prevents the production of the male sex hormone dihydro-testosterone in the womb. It creates what looks like a baby girl on birth.

But at puberty, when testosterone flows, their voices break and they grow a male sexual reproductive organ that they become recognised as male.

BBC presenter Dr Michael Mosley said: “Guevedoces are also sometimes called ‘machihembras’ meaning ‘first a woman, then a man.’
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Jubilee year??? True???

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True, that the catholic n protestant church will re-unite on common values in the jubilee year and that the orthodox one is supposed to follow???

love,peace and forgiveness
or caused by member losses?
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North Korea seriously considering strike on Guam, state media outlet says

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North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam.

>The report in state media, quoting an earlier military statement, came hours after President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury".

>The North's official news agency said it was considering a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based.

>The exchanges marks a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two countries.

>The UN recently approved further economic sanctions on North Korea, which Pyongyang said were a "violent violation of our sovereignty", warning the US would "pay a price".

'Met with fire and fury'

>On Wednesday, the official KCNA news agency said North Korea was "carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam" using its domestically made medium-to-long-range Hwasong-12 missiles.

>The statement reported a military statement issued on Tuesday, which probably came in response to US military drills in Guam.

>But it is the latest stage in a heating up of rhetoric between the US and North Korea.

>Pyongyang, which has tested nuclear devices five times, tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in July, claiming it now had the ability to hit the mainland US.

>On Tuesday, media reports in the US claimed the North had achieved its goal of making a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles.

>While not confirmed, this was seen as one of the last obstacles to North Korea being a fully nuclear armed state.

>A report in the Washington Post, citing US intelligence officials, suggested North Korea is developing nuclear weapons capable of hitting the US at a much faster rate than expected.

>A Japanese government defence white paper also said the weapons programme had "advanced considerably" and that North Korea possibly now had nuclear weapons.
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America's Ukraine Hypocrisy

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There is an abundance of outrage in the United States about Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych was not an admirable character. After his election in 2010, he used patronage and other instruments of state power in a flagrant fashion to the advantage of his political party. That high-handed behavior and legendary corruption alienated large portions of Ukraine’s population.

Despite his leadership defects and character flaws, Yanukovych had been duly elected in balloting that international observers considered reasonably free and fair—about the best standard one can hope for outside the mature Western democracies. A decent respect for democratic institutions and procedures meant that he ought to be able to serve out his lawful term as president, which would end in 2016.

John McCain (R-AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to Kiev to show solidarity with the Euromaidan activists. McCain dined with opposition leaders, including members of the ultra right-wing Svoboda Party, and later appeared on stage in Maidan Square during a mass rally. He stood shoulder to shoulder with Svoboda leader Oleg Tyagnibok.
But McCain’s actions were a model of diplomatic restraint compared to the conduct of Victoria Nuland, the assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs. As Ukraine’s political crisis deepened, Nuland and her subordinates became more brazen in favoring the anti-Yanukovych demonstrators. Nuland noted in a speech to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation on December 13, 2013, that she had traveled to Ukraine three times in the weeks following the start of the demonstrations. Visiting the Maidan on December 5, she handed out cookies to demonstrators and expressed support for their cause.
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So what's going on behind the scenes

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So what's going on besides this whole usa vs NK beef ?

As people know when ever there is a big news report there are hidden more important little stories going little laws being passed what will make our lives misery.

Any one herd of anything recently ?
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CNN complains: Trump just won't stop talking about Russia

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(CNN)There was a line of thinking in Washington this week that President Donald Trump might scale back his rhetoric on the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russia, the result of a new White House chief of staff in John Kelly and a reshuffled legal team.

And then, Trump said this:
"They can't beat us at the voting booths, so they're trying to cheat you out of the future and the future that you want. They're trying to cheat you out of the leadership you want with a fake story that is demeaning to all of us, and most importantly, demeaning to our country and demeaning to our Constitution."
That's important. Especially this line: "They're trying to cheat you out of the future and the future that you want."
There's a lot going on in that sentence so let's unpack it a bit.
First, "they." Trump is ostensibly referring to Democrats here. But, he means it in a wider sense too. "They" are the media, the establishment, the intellectuals -- all the people who tell people in Trump's crowd (and in his America) they don't matter.
Second, the idea that "they" are "trying to cheat you out of the future and the future you want." Two of the most powerful sentiments in life (and in politics) are hope and grievance. And Trump is tapping into both of them.
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Current crisis in Venezuela

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Did the USA create the crisis in Venezuela? Take a look at the netflix series limitles Season 1: Ep.14 marker 26:30... In this scene Brian asks a rep of the think tank what they are planning in Venezuela. The episode was filmed in 2015!
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White House fooled by kid committing email prank

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(CNN)A self-described "email prankster" in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official's private email address unsolicited.

>"Tom, we are arranging a bit of a soirée towards the end of August," the fake Jared Kushner on an Outlook account wrote to the official White House email account of Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. "It would be great if you could make it, I promise food of at least comparible (sic) quality to that which we ate in Iraq. Should be a great evening."

>Bossert wrote back: "Thanks, Jared. With a promise like that, I can't refuse. Also, if you ever need it, my personal email is" (redacted).

>Bossert did not respond to CNN's request for comment; the email prankster said he was surprised Bossert responded given his expertise. The emails were shared with CNN by the email prankster.

>White House officials acknowledged the incidents and said they were taking the matter seriously. "We take all cyber related issues very seriously and are looking into these incidents further," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN.
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Leaked Google memo angers leftists

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>In an internal memo, a male software engineer argued the lack of women in top tech jobs was due to biological differences between men and women.

>"We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism," he wrote in the piece which was widely criticised.

>I’m not saying that all men differ from women in the following ways or that these differences are “just.” I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership. Many of these differences are small and there’s significant overlap between men and women, so you can’t say anything about an individual given these population level distributions.

If 1/6 computer science students are female you would expect to see about 1/6 in the workplace, it is simple mathematics, and there are more women than men in university so this is not due to any lack of opportunity. There is also an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence disproving the clean slate theory. So why is it so controversial to posit that not all disparity is due to prejudice?

Because many people make their living preying on people's fear of sexism and racism while falsely accusing others of it to intimidate them, it is a way to get more hits on your blog, more votes, to convince someone to start a lawsuit, to get hired or promoted over someone better qualified, it's a racket, there are even jobs that exist solely to help businesses help deflect false accusations. This is all normal in the America of 2017.
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