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NIH will spend over $400,000 of taxpayer money to study why LGBTQ individuals get intoxicated

The Blaze - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:46

The National Institutes of Health has budgeted over $400,000 for a project to study whether gender norms in American culture drive LGBTQ individuals and gender minorities to overindulge in alcoholic beverages.

“[T]his proposed qualitative renewal project will examine the extent to which gendered norms shape risky drinking practices for sexual and gender minority (SGM) young adults (18-25),” the grant states.

The study, which was commissioned in late July, describes its goal as attempting to understand why sexual and gender minority young adults choose to get intoxicated.

“Alcohol has played a central role for SGM by facilitating exploration of sexuality and gender, coping with minority stress, trauma, and stigma and serving as an integral component of bars and clubs for SGM young adults,” it reads. “Given this central role, it is not surprising that problematic alcohol use, including heavy episodic drinking (HED) and intoxication, and alcohol-related problems are significant issues for SGM young adults.”

One of the key questions the study hopes to answer focuses on how the group’s drinking habits are shaped by their beliefs about gender norms.

“In what ways are young adult SGMs’ meanings and patterns of intoxication shaped by their sexual and gender identities and beliefs about masculinity and femininity?” it asks in the summary.

The project, which has a budgeted cost of $438,699, will study 200 sexual and gender minority individuals from the ages of 18 to 25, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer categories through December 2020, according to the document.

As part of the study, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism aims to identify modes of intervention to reduce and prevent alcohol-related problems associated with sexual and gender minority individuals.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the project is part of a larger ongoing study which examines the drinking habits between young men and women, and has received over $1.4 million in the last three years.

 

 

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White House Shakeup: It Sure Looks Like Bannon Was Fired

Townhall.com - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:45
The "resigned two weeks ago" narrative looks a bit shaky
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Breaking: Mass stabbing attack in Finland; Update: Police “searching for possibly more perpetrators”

HotAir - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:41

Update: Police have tweeted out that they “are searching for possibly more perpetrators in Turku.” It doesn’t necessarily mean there are any to find, but …

Update: Wisely, Finland is not assuming that this is a lone wolf, at least not yet:

The police have reinforced security at the airport and at train stations in Helsinki, about 100 miles to the east, in response to the attack, The Associated Press reported.

Update: This update from CBS News is pretty chilling:

Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.

Terrorism is always cowardly, as it takes deliberate aim at civilians, but this is especially craven if it turns out to be terrorism and not just mental illness.

Update: I will add updates relating to the Finland attack in reverse chronological order at the top; any updates on the situation in Spain will go below the original post.

Original post below

Is Finland next? It’s too soon to know whether this relates to earlier mass-stabbing attacks, such as in London, but police shot a suspect after he allegedly attacked several people in Turku:

Several people have been wounded in a stabbing in the city of Turku, western Finland, police said Friday.

The suspected attacker was shot, according to police who urged citizens to leave the immediate area.

The Turun Sanomat newspaper reported that at least one person was killed in the attack.

That does not refer to the suspect, as ABC News reports that police shot him in the leg and then arrested him. They also have some raw video from the scene:

We’ll keep an eye out for further updates, but at this point it doesn’t appear to be the work of a cell. Remember that it doesn’t pay to jump to conclusions in the first few moments of these incidents. However, this style of attack echoes that of other radical-Islamist attacks, and not just in London but right here in Minnesota as well. Knife attacks were also part of the plot that unfolded in Spain yesterday, too, although the terrorists in that phase didn’t get to do much damage before police shot them down in the street.

Regarding those attacks, Rex Tillerson announced this morning that one American was killed in Spain:

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

Stuart Varney emphasizes that what happened in Spain was clearly not a “lone wolf” attack, but the work of a large cell of “jihadists.” How did that cell manage to succeed in Spain, which has been targeted for radical Islamist terror attacks before? The Daily Beast wonders about that, too, and also wonders whether Spain has rolled up the network yet. They appear to have missed an opportunity on Wednesday after an explosion failed to alert them to the danger:

Spanish authorities concluded belatedly that an explosion Wednesday which brought down part of a building in the town of Alcanar, still farther down the Catalan coast, was the result of bomb-making gone awry. The Catalan police initially thought the blast was an accident, possibly related to drug making. One person there was killed, and one who was injured is reportedly now under arrest.

Another man, Driss Oukabir, was arrested when his documents were linked to the murder vehicle on the Ramblas. But after his photograph was widely disseminated by police, he turned himself in to authorities in the town of Ripoli about 60 miles north of Barcelona, claiming his passport had been stolen. His 18-year-old brother, Moussa, is now a prime suspect in the attack there and apparently still at large.

In all, four people are now reported under arrest.

There is growing speculation among terrorism experts that the Alcanar blast forced a cell of at least eight people to act much sooner than they had planned. (Something similar happened in Belgium when a high profile arrest led the plotters there, who had planned to attack European soccer championships in France, to rush instead to blow themselves up at the Brussels airport and in the Brussels subway.)

The mass-stabbing attack in London this past June should worry Western security experts:

But the London Bridge and Borough Market attack in June killed eight people, plus three terrorists “neutralized” at the scene, suggesting a revival of multi-attacker operations, and it may have been a model for attack that just took place in Spain.

We may be seeing a new phase, or at least a return to an older strategy, unfolding in Europe. The attack in Finland still looks like a single perpetrator, but we’ll wait for more details to find out whether that’s true, and whether it’s related at all to radical Islamist terror.

Update: Here’s video of Tillerson’s statement:

Sec. of State Tillerson: We have "confirmed the death of one American citizen in the terrorist attacks in Spain." https://t.co/qtLjbVCRnd pic.twitter.com/O0GRyEQgGL

— ABC News (@ABC) August 18, 2017

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Protesters On Replicas Of Christopher Columbus Ships: Those Are Black Ships Of Death

Townhall.com - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:40
So, get 'em outta here, right? dear lord, people...
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Delaney, a 'Different Kind of Dem,' Sets Sights on WH

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:13
Rebecca Berg, RealClearPolitics
It might sound counterintuitive that Democrats, looking to defeat President Trump in 2020, would turn to an ultra-wealthy former businessman who supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warns against vilifying banks, and believes partisanship is a four-letter word.
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At the Orgy of Self-Righteousness

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:12
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
Out of this week’s orgy of self-righteousness has come toppled statues in the South, a vandalized Lincoln Memorial in the North, a Democratic state senator in the Midwest calling for the assassination of President Trump, and numerous other examples of “progressive” barbarism. It tells you everything you need to know about the rancid condition of “higher education” that the scenes of the greatest irrationality in America today take place in university towns.
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Donald Trump's Crisis of Legitimacy

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:12
John Cassidy, The New Yorker
Through pigheadedness, or prejudice, or both, Trump has moved onto political ground that makes it virtually impossible for others to coöperate with him.
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Trump Is More In Touch Than You Think

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:12
Rod Dreher, The American Conservative
Revealing post-Charlottesville poll paints different picture than media portray
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I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:10
Julius Krein, New York Times
I supported the president in dozens of articles, radio and TV appearances. I won't do it any longer.
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Media Working Overtime to Prove Trump Is a Racist

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:08
Pete Kasperowicz, Examiner
Five days after the violence in Charlottesville, major magazines were declaring the president a racist. Or at least they were suggesting it...
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White Americans Have to Make a Choice

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:08
Jamelle Bouie, Slate
The fight over Confederate monuments is a fight over who this country is for. And only white Americans can end it.
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Fighting Nazis Doesn't Make 'Antifa' the Good Guys

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:08
Jonah Goldberg, New York Post
Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn't necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josâ?¦
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Confederate monument actually gets tarred and feathered: ‘Somebody … put a little thought into it’

The Blaze - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:05

An investigation is underway after a monument for the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway in Arizona was tarred and feathered, KSAZ-TV reported.

The monument bearing the name of the only president of the Confederate States of America sits near Gold Canyon along U.S. Route 60, the station said.

Someone tarred and feathered the Jefferson Davis Confederate monument on US 60 east of Phoenix near Gold Valley. #Fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/CLO2kJZg8f

— Steve Krafft Fox 10 (@SKrafftFox10) August 17, 2017

“Somebody had to put a little thought into it, but this is going to cost a lot of money to clean up,” John Rogers in Mesa told KSAZ.

“It is vandalism,” Tom Hill of Mesa told the station. “This is state property. State property. It is vandalism. The state controls this.”

The Confederate Troops Memorial outside the Arizona Capitol was spray-painted white sometime before Thursday morning, KSAZ added.

Defacement and dismantling of Confederate monuments have picked up speed around the country since the deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, which focused on the removal of a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue there.

Protesters used a rope to topple a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday. The city of Baltimore removed four Confederate statues overnight Tuesday. And in related news, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants Confederate names erased from two streets on a Brooklyn Army base, and a Chicago pastor wants a statue of George Washington — and his name — removed from a park since the first U.S. president was a slave owner.

Interestingly, tarring and feathering was used commonly during the American Revolutionary War, not the Civil War.

Although isolated incidents of tarring and feathering can be found throughout the history of the 19th and 20th centuries, the practice had fallen out of public favor long before the Civil War began, and the practice is, in America, historically associated with the Revolutionary War.

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'Antifa' Growing as Force on the Left

Real Clear Politics - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:02
Fuller, Feuer & Kovaleski, New York Times
Recent events in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, have brought new attention to a coalition of radicals unafraid to scuffle with right-wing extremists.
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Missouri Dem: Heck no, I won’t resign after calling for Trump’s assassination

HotAir - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:01

At least Missouri voters have found a symbol of unity in this fractious times. After posting to Facebook a wish that someone would assassinate Donald Trump, state legislator Maria Chappelle-Nidal has suddenly found politics a lonely forum indeed. Leaders of both parties, including Republican Governor Eric Greiten and Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, have demanded Chappelle-Nadal’s resignation:

Two days after President Trump once again blamed “both sides” for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal went on her personal Facebook page Thursday morning to vent.

“I put up a statement saying, ‘I really hate Trump. He’s causing trauma and nightmares.’ That was my original post,” she told the Kansas City Star.

The Facebook post received many responses, Chappelle-Nadal said, and to one she replied, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” …

Calls for her resignation came from Republican Gov. Eric Greitens and Missouri’s Democratic Party chairman, Stephen Webber, while a statement by Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh said that, “There is too much rancor and hate in today’s political discourse, and Sen. Chappelle-Nadal should be ashamed of herself for adding her voice to this toxic environment.”

Well, she should be ashamed. And, Chappelle-Nadal tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, she is. A little, anyway. But not enough to resign her position:

“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated. Things have got to change,” Chappelle-Nadal told the Post-Dispatch. “It was in response to the concerns that I am hearing from residents of St. Louis. I have deleted it, and it should have been deleted, but there is something way more important that we should be talking about.”

She added later: “I am not resigning … What I said was wrong, but I am not going to stop talking about what led to that, which is the frustration and anger that many people across America are feeling right now.”

No one asked her to “stop talking.” She can talk all she wants as a private citizen. Her own party has asked her to give up her public office, which voters entrusted to Chappelle-Nadal with the expectations that she would act responsibly with that public trust. Instead, Chappelle-Nadal cheerleaded for an assassination, which goes against the very fabric of self-governance to which her office owes its existence, just because she doesn’t like someone who won an election.

Congressman William Clay, a fellow Democrat, put it best.  “(C)alling for the assassination of the President is a federal crime. … (She is) an embarrassment to our state. She should resign immediately.” Chappelle-Nadal is an embarrassment to self-governance and self-discipline. If she had any shred of remorse, she would not just resign from this office, but pledge never to run for another one. The very fact that she doesn’t feel the need to resign makes her unfitness for office even more obvious. If her fellow Democrats can’t convince her to resign, then her colleagues in the Missouri legislature need to act to expel her.

The post Missouri Dem: Heck no, I won’t resign after calling for Trump’s assassination appeared first on Hot Air.

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