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2020.10.21 01:46 John_Charles_Fremont /r/neoliberal elects the American Presidents - Part 54, Obama v McCain in 2008

Previous editions:
(All strawpoll results counted as of the next post made)
Part 1, Adams v Jefferson in 1796 - Adams wins with 68% of the vote
Part 2, Adams v Jefferson in 1800 - Jefferson wins with 58% of the vote
Part 3, Jefferson v Pinckney in 1804 - Jefferson wins with 57% of the vote
Part 4, Madison v Pinckney (with George Clinton protest) in 1808 - Pinckney wins with 45% of the vote
Part 5, Madison v (DeWitt) Clinton in 1812 - Clinton wins with 80% of the vote
Part 6, Monroe v King in 1816 - Monroe wins with 51% of the vote
Part 7, Monroe and an Era of Meta Feelings in 1820 - Monroe wins with 100% of the vote
Part 8, Democratic-Republican Thunderdome in 1824 - Adams wins with 55% of the vote
Part 9, Adams v Jackson in 1828 - Adams wins with 94% of the vote
Part 10, Jackson v Clay (v Wirt) in 1832 - Clay wins with 53% of the vote
Part 11, Van Buren v The Whigs in 1836 - Whigs win with 87% of the vote, Webster elected
Part 12, Van Buren v Harrison in 1840 - Harrison wins with 90% of the vote
Part 13, Polk v Clay in 1844 - Polk wins with 59% of the vote
Part 14, Taylor v Cass in 1848 - Taylor wins with 44% of the vote (see special rules)
Part 15, Pierce v Scott in 1852 - Scott wins with 78% of the vote
Part 16, Buchanan v Frémont v Fillmore in 1856 - Frémont wins with 95% of the vote
Part 17, Peculiar Thunderdome in 1860 - Lincoln wins with 90% of the vote.
Part 18, Lincoln v McClellan in 1864 - Lincoln wins with 97% of the vote.
Part 19, Grant v Seymour in 1868 - Grant wins with 97% of the vote.
Part 20, Grant v Greeley in 1872 - Grant wins with 96% of the vote.
Part 21, Hayes v Tilden in 1876 - Hayes wins with 87% of the vote.
Part 22, Garfield v Hancock in 1880 - Garfield wins with 67% of the vote.
Part 23, Cleveland v Blaine in 1884 - Cleveland wins with 53% of the vote.
Part 24, Cleveland v Harrison in 1888 - Harrison wins with 64% of the vote.
Part 25, Cleveland v Harrison v Weaver in 1892 - Harrison wins with 57% of the vote
Part 26, McKinley v Bryan in 1896 - McKinley wins with 71% of the vote
Part 27, McKinley v Bryan in 1900 - Bryan wins with 55% of the vote
Part 28, Roosevelt v Parker in 1904 - Roosevelt wins with 71% of the vote
Part 29, Taft v Bryan in 1908 - Taft wins with 64% of the vote
Part 30, Taft v Wilson v Roosevelt in 1912 - Roosevelt wins with 81% of the vote
Part 31, Wilson v Hughes in 1916 - Hughes wins with 62% of the vote
Part 32, Harding v Cox in 1920 - Cox wins with 68% of the vote
Part 33, Coolidge v Davis v La Follette in 1924 - Davis wins with 47% of the vote
Part 34, Hoover v Smith in 1928 - Hoover wins with 50.2% of the vote
Part 35, Hoover v Roosevelt in 1932 - Roosevelt wins with 85% of the vote
Part 36, Landon v Roosevelt in 1936 - Roosevelt wins with 75% of the vote
Part 37, Willkie v Roosevelt in 1940 - Roosevelt wins with 56% of the vote
Part 38, Dewey v Roosevelt in 1944 - Dewey wins with 50.2% of the vote
Part 39, Dewey v Truman in 1948 - Truman wins with 65% of the vote
Part 40, Eisenhower v Stevenson in 1952 - Eisenhower wins with 69% of the vote
Part 41, Eisenhower v Stevenson in 1956 - Eisenhower wins with 60% of the vote
Part 42, Kennedy v Nixon in 1960 - Kennedy wins with 63% of the vote
Part 43, Johnson v Goldwater in 1964 - Johnson wins with 87% of the vote
Part 44, Nixon v Humphrey in 1968 - Humphrey wins with 60% of the vote
Part 45, Nixon v McGovern in 1972 - Nixon wins with 56% of the vote
Part 46, Carter v Ford in 1976 - Carter wins with 71% of the vote
Part 47 - Carter v Reagan v Anderson in 1980 - Carter wins with 44% of the vote
Part 48, Reagan v Mondale in 1984 - Mondale wins with 55% of the vote
Part 49, Bush v Dukakis in 1988 - Bush wins with 54% of the vote
Part 50, Bush v Clinton v Perot in 1992 - Clinton wins with 71% of the vote
Part 51, Clinton v Dole in 1996 - Clinton wins with 91% of the vote
Part 52, Bush v Gore in 2000 - Gore wins with 88% of the vote
Part 53, Bush v Kerry in 2004 - Kerry wins with 89% of the vote
Welcome back to the fifty-fourth edition of /neoliberal elects the American presidents!
This will be a fairly consistent weekly thing - every week, a new election, until we run out.
I highly encourage you - at least in terms of the vote you cast - to try to think from the perspective of the year the election was held, without knowing the future or how the next administration would go. I'm not going to be trying to enforce that, but feel free to remind fellow commenters of this distinction.
If you're really feeling hardcore, feel free to even speak in the present tense as if the election is truly upcoming!
Whether third and fourth candidates are considered "major" enough to include in the strawpoll will be largely at my discretion and depend on things like whether they were actually intending to run for President, and whether they wound up actually pulling in a meaningful amount of the popular vote and even electoral votes. I may also invoke special rules in how the results will be interpreted in certain elections to better approximate historical reality.
While I will always give some brief background info to spur the discussion, please don't hesitate to bring your own research and knowledge into the mix! There's no way I'll cover everything!
John McCain v Barack Obama, 2008
Profiles
  • John McCain is the 72-year-old Republican candidate and a US Senator from Arizona. His running mate is Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin.
  • Barack Obama is the 47-year-old Democratic candidate and a US Senator from Illinois. His running mate is US Senator from Delaware Joe Biden.
Issues and Background
  • The United States and other countries are in the midst of what many are describing as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis was largely triggered by a collapse in home prices, which in turn caused securities tied directly or indirectly to real estate to plummet in value. In September, major investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. A day later, the Federal Reserve bailed out and essentially took control of insurance giant AIG. Credit markets were on the brink of meltdown. In early October, Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, which created an enormous government program to purchase "toxic assets" from banks and significantly increased the amount of insurance provided by the FDIC. Both McCain and Obama supported this rescue plan. Liquidity appears to have been restored, but the economic situation is still otherwise dire.
    • Senator Obama has described the current crisis as a "final verdict on eight years of failed economic policies promoted by George Bush, supported by Senator McCain, a theory that basically says that we can shred regulations and consumer protections and give more and more to the most, and somehow prosperity will trickle down." Obama has spoken of the importance of oversight over the TARP $700 billion, of the possibility of getting that money back, of making sure none of that money is going to executive pay or executive severance packages, and of following up the package with help for homeowners.
    • Senator McCain has said that what distinguishes him from Senator Obama on how he will lead the country out of the economic crisis is his commitment to get government spending under control. McCain has proposed a one-year spending freeze on "non-defense, non-veterans discretionary spending." McCain has criticized Senator Obama for supporting "pork-barrel spending" in the past.
  • The US occupation of Iraq continues. Last year, the Bush Administration oversaw a troop surge, and the conventional wisdom is that the situation has generally improved as a result. There are some indications that the security situation is improving and that the training of the new Iraqi military is working. That said, pressure on the US to withdraw has increased, as the Iraqi government has sought a withdrawal timetable and the US coalition partners have begun their own withdraw. Security responsibility for several provinces has already been transferred from US forces to Iraqi forces. However, earlier this year, General David Petraeus called for the delaying of troop withdrawals.
    • Both candidates accuse the other of failures of judgement. Senator Obama has criticized McCain sharply for supporting invading Iraq in the first place, while Senator McCain has criticized Obama for not supporting the 2007 surge. On the latter point, in January 2007 Senator Obama's stance was:
      The need to bring this war to an end is here. That is why today I am introducing the Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007. This plan would not only place a cap on the number of troops in Iraq and stop the escalation: more importantly, it would begin a phased redeployment of United States forced with the goal of removing all United States combat forces from Iraq by March 31, 2008.
    • Early this year, Democrats seized on a statement from Senator McCain in which he indicated that he would be comfortable with an American presence in Iraq for "maybe 100" years. He has stood by the comments, saying he was referring to a presence comparable to what the US has had in South Korea, Germany, and Japan.
    • Under the Obama plan for Iraq, a phased withdrawal of most troops would begin which would likely remove the US troop presence by summer of 2010. A residual force would remain "to conduct targeted counter-terrorism missions against al Qaeda in Iraq and to protect American diplomatic and civilian personnel."
    • Under the McCain plan for Iraq, the US would not leave Iraq "before Al Qaeda in Iraq is defeated and before a competent, trained, and capable Iraqi security force is in place and operating effectively."
  • Sarah Palin has received a significant amount of both positive and negative attention relative to most VP nominees. Supporters praise her history as a reformer, her advocacy for families with special needs children, and her ability to energize parts of the Republican base. However, critics have raised questions about her knowledge of policy and her readiness to be President if it became necessary. Some in the media have expressed frustration at their limited access to Governor Palin. This scrutiny increased following a poorly received interview with Katie Couric which included the following exchanges:
    COURIC: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?
    PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land boundary that we have with Canada ... We have trade missions back and forth. We -- we do -- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where -- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to -- to our state.
    ...
    COURIC: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?
    PALIN: Well, let’s see. There’s, of course in the great history of America there have been rulings, that’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but …
    COURIC: Can you think of any?
    PALIN: Well, I could think of … any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But, you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I’m so privileged to serve, wouldn’t be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.
    ...
    COURIC: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?
    PALIN: I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.
    COURIC: What, specifically?
    PALIN: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.
    COURIC: Can you name a few?
    PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country, where it’s kind of suggested, “Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?”
  • Health care reform has come up frequently on the campaign trail. Both candidates recognize a need to increase coverage and lower costs.
    • The Obama plan includes requiring health insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, a tax credit to incentivize small businesses to provide health coverage, requirements on large employers to provide health coverage or otherwise contribute financially to their employee's health care, and "a National Health Insurance Exchange with a range of private insurance options as well as a new public plan based on benefits available to members of Congress."
    • The McCain plan is to offer "a direct refundable tax credit ... of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families to offset the cost of insurance" and promote health savings accounts. McCain also seeks to make it easier to purchase health insurance across state lines.
  • Attention has also been given to the candidate's differing tax plans.
    • The Obama tax plan is to cut taxes for the middle class further than the Bush tax cuts did, while increasing taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans back to levels as they were in the 1990s. Senator Obama also seeks to implement a universal 10% mortgage interest tax credit, the elimination of income taxes for seniors making less than $50,000 a year, and an expansion of the EITC.
    • The McCain tax plan is to preserve all of the Bush tax cuts, phase out the Alternative Minimum Tax, cut the corporate tax rate to 25%, and establish a large R&D tax credit. Senator McCain also pledges to keep the Internet free of taxes.
    • In October at a campaign stop, Senator Obama was confronted by Joe Wurzelbacher, who has since become known colloquially as "Joe the Plumber", with concerns that he would be taxed more if Senator Obama were to become President. More recently, Wurzelbacher has made joint appearances with John McCain on the campaign trail. The McCain campaign has in particular seized on Obama's comment to Joe that "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
  • McCain, currently 72, would be the oldest first-term President if elected. McCain gave reporters an opportunity to review his full medical records, which showed that he is generally in good health and has relatively low risk of heart disease despite slightly elevated cholesterol and past issues with skin cancer.
  • If elected, Senator Obama would be the first African-American President of the United States. Obama was born in Hawaii, the son of a Kenyan economist and an anthropologist from Kansas. While many find the possibility of the first African-American President inspiring, particularly when combined with the optimistic rhetoric of Senator Obama's campaign, his identity has also been related to unique challenges for him during the campaign. Members of his own party during the primary implied that his success in the race was mainly due to his race. Former VP nominee Geraldine Ferraro said:
    If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.
    Senator Biden, now Obama's running mate, said:
    I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man.
    In addition, Senator Obama has faced false rumors that he was born in Kenya and that he is not Christian. Some argue that the spread of these rumors is motivated partially or entirely by racism.
  • Republicans have argued that Senator Obama is connected to problematic persons and organizations.
    • Roughly 40 years ago, now-professor Bill Ayers was a leading member of the militant Weather Underground Organization, which conducted a bombing campaign of targeting government buildings and financial institutions. Ayers first met Barack Obama through a non-profit reform project's board of directors, and later hosted a small informal event where a departing State Senator introduced Obama as her chosen successor. Through each of their active involvements in Chicago events and initiatives, they would serve on a couple of the same boards and panels in the years afterwards. There is virtually no evidence to support some Republican claims that Ayers was some sort of political adviser to Obama, who has referred to Ayers as "somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8."
    • Senator Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright, has been the subject of controversy related to several sermon excerpts. The excerpts include claims that the government lied about its advance knowledge of Pearl Harbor, that the government lied about "inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color," and his comment that "America's chickens are coming home to roost," interpreted by some to be referring to the 9/11 attacks given the date of the sermon. President Obama addressed the issue in a broader speech on race in March of this year. Senator Obama stated:
      I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely—just as I'm sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.
      ...
      I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother—a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe. These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love.
    • Pro-labor NGO ACORN has been accused by Republicans of orchestrating voter fraud, though further investigation has revealed this claim to be overstated at best. ACORN has hired people in the past to assist in voter registration, and sometimes these workers have come up with phony registrations - however, this issue seems to be motivated by laziness of individual workers rather than an attempt to conduct voter fraud. Obama served as a local counsel for ACORN in the 90s, and was endorsed by the ACORN political action committee during the primary. The Obama campaign also hired an ACORN affiliate for get-out-the-vote efforts during the primary.
  • Representative John Lewis, a civil rights icon, has received blowback for comments he made regarding the tone of the McCain/Palin campaign. Lewis accused the campaign of "sowing the seeds of hatred and division," and brought up the example of George Wallace never throwing a bomb or firing a gun but creating "the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans." McCain called the comments "hurtful" and called on Senator Obama to repudiate the comments. The Obama campaign has said that the comparison made by Rep. Lewis was inappropriate.
  • Senator McCain describes himself as a "free trader" and has criticized Senator Obama for opposing some free trade agreements. The Obama team has pledged to "use trade agreements to spread good labor and environmental standards around the world and stand firm against agreements like the Central American Free Trade Agreement that fail to live up to those important benchmarks." Senator Obama has also pledged to "fix" NAFTA.
Debate Excerpts
First Presidential Debate (full transcript)
(1) Obama on government spending:
John, it's been your president who you said you agreed with 90 percent of the time who presided over this increase in spending. This orgy of spending and enormous deficits you voted for almost all of his budgets. So to stand here and after eight years and say that you're going to lead on controlling spending and, you know, balancing our tax cuts so that they help middle class families when over the last eight years that hasn't happened I think just is, you know, kind of hard to swallow.
(2) McCain on Iraq:
I think the lessons of Iraq are very clear that you cannot have a failed strategy that will then cause you to nearly lose a conflict. Our initial military success, we went in to Baghdad and everybody celebrated. And then the war was very badly mishandled. I went to Iraq in 2003 and came back and said, we've got to change this strategy. This strategy requires additional troops, it requires a fundamental change in strategy and I fought for it. And finally, we came up with a great general and a strategy that has succeeded.
(3) Obama on meeting foreign adversaries "without precondition":
I reserve the right, as president of the United States to meet with anybody at a time and place of my choosing if I think it's going to keep America safe ... Now, understand what this means "without preconditions." It doesn't mean that you invite them over for tea one day. What it means is that we don't do what we've been doing, which is to say, "Until you agree to do exactly what we say, we won't have direct contacts with you."
(4) McCain on Iran:
My reading of the threat from Iran is that if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, it is an existential threat to the State of Israel and to other countries in the region because the other countries in the region will feel compelling requirement to acquire nuclear weapons as well.
Now we cannot have a second Holocaust. Let's just make that very clear. What I have proposed for a long time, and I've had conversation with foreign leaders about forming a league of democracies, let's be clear and let's have some straight talk. The Russians are preventing significant action in the United Nations Security Council.
Vice-Presidential Debate (full transcript)
(1) Biden on what his administration would look like if a President Obama were to die in office:
God forbid that would ever happen, it would be a national tragedy of historic proportions if it were to happen.
But if it did, I would carry out Barack Obama's policy, his policies of reinstating the middle class, making sure they get a fair break, making sure they have access to affordable health insurance, making sure they get serious tax breaks, making sure we can help their children get to college, making sure there is an energy policy that leads us in the direction of not only toward independence and clean environment but an energy policy that creates 5 million new jobs, a foreign policy that ends this war in Iraq, a foreign policy that goes after the one mission the American public gave the president after 9/11, to get and capture or kill bin Laden and to eliminate al Qaeda. A policy that would in fact engage our allies in making sure that we knew we were acting on the same page and not dictating.
(2) Palin on what her administration would look like if a President McCain were to die in office:
And heaven forbid, yes, that would ever happen, no matter how this ends up, that that would ever happen with either party.
As for disagreeing with John McCain and how our administration would work, what do you expect? A team of mavericks, of course we're not going to agree on 100 percent of everything. As we discuss ANWR there, at least we can agree to disagree on that one. I will keep pushing him on ANWR. I have so appreciated he has never asked me to check my opinions at the door and he wants a deliberative debate and healthy debate so we can make good policy.
What I would do also, if that were to ever happen, though, is to continue the good work he is so committed to of putting government back on the side of the people and get rid of the greed and corruption on Wall Street and in Washington.
Second Presidential Debate (Town Hall) (full transcript)
(1) McCain on nuclear energy:
But we kept the debate going, and we kept this issue to -- to posing to Americans the danger that climate change opposes. Now, how -- what's -- what's the best way of fixing it? Nuclear power. Senator Obama says that it has to be safe or disposable or something like that. Look, I -- I was on Navy ships that had nuclear power plants. Nuclear power is safe, and it's clean, and it creates hundreds of thousands of jobs.
(2) Obama on McCain's criticism that he's being reckless on foreign policy:
Senator McCain, this is the guy who sang, "Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran," who called for the annihilation of North Korea. That I don't think is an example of "speaking softly." This is the person who, after we had -- we hadn't even finished Afghanistan, where he said, "Next up, Baghdad."
(3) McCain on Russia:
I said before, watch Ukraine. Ukraine, right now, is in the sights of Vladimir Putin, those that want to reassemble the old Soviet Union. We've got to show moral support for Georgia.We've got to show moral support for Ukraine. We've got to advocate for their membership in NATO. We have to make the Russians understand that there are penalties for these this kind of behavior, this kind of naked aggression into Georgia, a tiny country and a tiny democracy.
(4) Obama on spending priorities:
You know, you may have seen your health care premiums go up. We've got to reform health care to help you and your budget. We are going to have to deal with energy because we can't keep on borrowing from the Chinese and sending money to Saudi Arabia. We are mortgaging our children's future. We've got to have a different energy plan. We've got to invest in college affordability. So we're going to have to make some investments, but we've also got to make spending cuts. And what I've proposed, you'll hear Senator McCain say, well, he's proposing a whole bunch of new spending, but actually I'm cutting more than I'm spending so that it will be a net spending cut.
Third Presidential Debate (full transcript)
(1) McCain on Obama's economic plans:
I don't think there's any doubt that Sen. Obama wants to restrict trade and he wants to raise taxes. And the last president of the United States that tried that was Herbert Hoover, and we went from a deep recession into a depression.
(2) Obama on comments by Congressman Lewis:
I mean, look, if we want to talk about Congressman Lewis, who is an American hero, he, unprompted by my campaign, without my campaign's awareness, made a statement that he was troubled with what he was hearing at some of the rallies that your running mate was holding, in which all the Republican reports indicated were shouting, when my name came up, things like "terrorist" and "kill him," and that your running mate didn't mention, didn't stop, didn't say "Hold on a second, that's kind of out of line."
(3) McCain on Obama's connections:
I don't care about an old washed-up terrorist [Bill Ayers]. But as Sen. Clinton said in her debates with you, we need to know the full extent of that relationship.
We need to know the full extent of Sen. Obama's relationship with ACORN, who is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy. The same front outfit organization that your campaign gave $832,000 for "lighting and site selection." So all of these things need to be examined, of course.
(4) Obama on who he associates with:
Let me tell you who I associate with. On economic policy, I associate with Warren Buffett and former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. If I'm interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate, Joe Biden or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO.
Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me in the White House. And I think the fact that this has become such an important part of your campaign, Sen. McCain, says more about your campaign than it says about me.
Platforms
Read the full 2008 Republican platform here.
Read the full 2008 Democratic platform here.
Internet Resources
Obama/Biden Website
McCain/Palin Website
The GOP's BarackBook
The Obama Campaign's Fight the Smears
Videos
Debates
First Presidential Debate
Vice-Presidential Debate
Second Presidential Debate (Town Hall)
Third Presidential Debate
Advertisements
Obama "same path" ad
Obama "McCain tax" ad
Obama "something" ad
McCain "fight" ad
McCain anti-Obama "celebrity" ad
McCain anti-Obama Bill Ayers ad
Strawpoll
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2020.10.14 08:53 xdhpv Welcome to /r/HPV - A safe place to go when times are hard v2

Quote from /STD - it applies to /HPV either:
The sub is intended to help calm the anxiety that comes with a potential STD infection through education, awareness, and prevention techniques. If you have concerns about your health, please seek a health care provider to address the concerns you have. No subreddit's contents can replace actual medical care from a physician.
1. INTRODUCTION
As CDC says:
HPV infections are so common that nearly all men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. Most people never know that they have been infected and may give HPV to a sex partner without knowing it. Nearly 80 million Americans are currently infected with some type of HPV. About 14 million people in the United States become newly infected each year.
Most people with HPV never develop symptoms or health problems. Most HPV infections (9 out of 10) go away by themselves within two years. But, sometimes, HPV infections will last longer, and can cause certain cancers and other diseases. HPV infections can cause:
  • cancers of the cervix, vagina, and vulva in women;
  • cancers of the penis in men; and
  • cancers of the anus and back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils (oropharynx), in both women and men.
  • warts and genital warts
Most HPV infections are transient and asymptomatic, causing no symptoms. More than 90% of new HPV infections, including those caused by high-risk HPV types, clear or become undetectable within 2 years, and clearance usually occurs in the first 6 months after infection.
As dr Handsfield wrote:
Probably 25-30% of all sexually active men in North America or Europe are diagnosed at one time or another with genital warts. (...) Going further, at least 90% get HPV at least once, and at any point in time at least 50% of all men and women in their 20s and 30s have active HPV infections.
IMPORTANT message for MSM: please vaccinate yourself as soon as possible:
Participant mean age was 25 years (range = 18–40), with 48.9% self-identifying as gay and 86.5% reporting having sex exclusively with men. At baseline, 530 participants had HPV DNA present (61.1% with high-risk HPV, 84.9% with low-risk HPV)
source
FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9 to include individuals 27 through 45 years old
2. HOW TO KEEP MENTAL HEALTH DURING HPV INFECTION?
HPV infections are so common that nearly all men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. Most people never know that they have been infected and may give HPV to a sex partner without knowing it. Nearly 80 million Americans are currently infected with some type of HPV. About 14 million people in the United States become newly infected each year. source
"Women who reported self-destructive coping strategies, like drinking, smoking cigarettes or taking drugs when stressed, were more likely to develop an active HPV infection," said principal investigator Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD, FAAP, chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. "We also found that women who were depressed or perceived themselves to have lots of stress were more likely to have HPV persistence," she said, adding that this study is the first to show these connections between stress and HPV persistence. source
When researchers looked at the 10 most prevalent types of HPV, they noted 36% of prevalent infections persisted after six months, 20% persisted to 12 months, 13% persisted to 18 months and 9% persisted to 24 months (95% CI for all). source
Most HPV infections in young men and women are transient, lasting no more than one or two years. Usually, the body clears the infection on its own. It is estimated that the infection will persist in only about 1% of women. It is those infections that persist which may lead to cancer. There is some research that suggests that the virus can hide deep in the affected mucosa or skin for several years, below detectable levels. These are called “latent” infections. Having an HPV-positive test followed by an HPV-negative test might mean two different things: that the virus has been completely cleared by the body, or that the level of infection is so small that laboratory tests cannot detect it. Thus, HPV might “reappear” several years after an infection (whether or not it was treated) when the immune system weakens (because of aging, pregnancy, illness, etc.) and then cause lesions. It is unknown what proportion of HPV infections go latent, nor what proportions are truly cleared by the body.
https://mcgill.ca/traphpv/hpvfacts
HPV infection is necessary but not sufficient to develop CIN. More than 90% of infections are spontaneously cleared by the immune system within one year without treatment. Approximately 60% of CIN 1 lesions regress without treatment and less than 1% progress to cancer. However, it is estimated that 5% of CIN 2 and 12% of CIN 3 cases will progress to invasive cancer if untreated. In general, it takes 10 to 20 years for CIN to progress to cancer, allowing a significant time period for detection and treatment. Progression from CIN to cancer requires persistent HPV infection.
Co-factors associated with persistent HPV infection and progression of disease include smoking, HIV infection, and other types of immunosuppression.
source
Previous studies have reported that women with lower intakes of vegetables and fruits as well as vitamins A, C, and E have a higher risk of high grade CIN and CC [9,12]. Accordingly, our study highlighted the protective role of the prudent dietary pattern, a Mediterranean-like diet pattern, which was negatively associated with the risk of CIN2+. Particularly, CIN2+ risk was lower among women with medium–high adherence, compared to those with low adherence to the prudent pattern. source
People who eat fruits and vegetables, which happen to be good sources of antioxidants and other phytochemicals, have a lower risk of heart disease and some neurological diseases, and there is evidence that some types of vegetables and fruits in general, protect against a number of cancers as epidemiological studies revealed, without providing the answer whether any specific bioactive molecules within fruit and vegetable have a special contribution on lower incidence. However, 80% of American children and adolescents and 68% of adults do not eat five portions a day. Inadequate dietary intakes of vitamins and minerals are widespread, most likely due to excessive consumption of energy-rich, micronutrient-poor, and refined food. source
Multiple studies have found both smoking and alcohol use to be significant risk factors of persistent oral and genital HPV infection. It has been proposed that the carcinogens in cigarette smoke increase viral load as well as the likelihood of cancerous transformation of the epithelial cells infected with HPV. source
See this post about food supplements and immunostimulants and this Table of Evidence about alternative treatments.
“HPV is extraordinarily common and is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Almost every sexually active person gets exposed to at least one, if not several, of the 15 carcinogenic viruses,” said Mark Schiffman, MD, head of the HPV unit at the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
“If you’ve got HIV, you’ve got HIV, but if you’ve got HPV, you’re about to not have HPV,” Schiffman said. “Nine out of 10 times you don’t have it in two years. Maybe your body suppresses it like chickenpox, maybe it is completely gone, but the result is that you are OK.”
“If you look at the curve, what it shows is that if you wait six months, you’ve gotten rid of half your worry,” Schiffman said.
https://www.reddit.com/HPV/comments/9k1yr0/hpv_disclosure_open_discussion/
3. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (F.A.Q)
Q: I have a que...
Before asking any questions download and read the CDC's guideline:
Q: Can I upload my photos to /HPV?
No, you can't. There are special subreddits such as /IsThisHPV /genitalwarts /Warts where you can upload your photos. Besides of that only a real doctor can diagnose you. Some people think that Fordyce spots, Vestibular papillomatosis, Pearly penile papules or Molluscum are warts.
Q: I'm a virgin. Can I have genital warts?
Very unlikely. You can search Google for keywords:
Q: How to deal with stress?
Check this NHS website:
Q: Does HPV infection mean infidelity?
HPV is often shared between partners and can lie dormant for many years; having HPV does not imply infidelity, nor should it necessarily raise concerns about a partner’s health.
https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/hpv-cancer.htm
Q: Does removing genital warts remove the infection?
No (that's why recurrence rates are high).
Q: Will I have genital warts forever?
Only ~1% people with low risk HPV have recurrent genital warts.
Q: What are genital warts transmission rates?
Genital warts are very contagious, with an estimated rate of infection between 60 and 75 percent from unprotected exposure (NIAID, 2004; Soper, 2002). The incubation period for genital warts is usually between three weeks and six months, but it may last for years after exposure (ASHA, 1998; ASHA, 2006).
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Q: Will I have oral warts?
Around 0.5% people have oral warts and 5% people with HIV, so there is no need to panic about oral warts. If you want to get a proper diagnosis then see ENT (Ear Neck Throat) doctor.
Oral warts are usually asymptomatic, may be persistent or uncommonly, may regress spontaneously. HPV-associated oral warts have a prevalence of 0.5% in the general population, occur in up to 5% of HIV-seropositive subjects, and in up to 23% of HIV-seropositive subjects on highly active antiretroviral therapy.
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Q: Should I vaccinate myself if I have / had HPV infection?
Check these links and decide by yourself:
Search for the paragraph named "HPV Prophylactic Vaccines Used as Therapeutic Vaccines":
Q: I'm scared of HPV vaccine. I saw many scary stories on anti-vaxx websites.
See this PDF file:
Q: Is Gardasil really safe?
It seems so:
Q: How effective is Gardasil? How about 1 shot? How about 2 shots?
Check these links:
Q: How long does Gardasil work?
At least 12 years:
Vaccine effectiveness of 100% (95% CI 94·7–100) was demonstrated for ≥12 years, with a trend toward continued protection through 14 years post-vaccination. Seropositivity rates at study conclusion were >90% (HPV6/11/16) and 52% (HPV18) using competitive Luminex immunoassay, and >90% (all four HPV types) using the more sensitive IgG Luminex immunoassay.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589537020301450
Q: I have many questions but I can't see a doctor. What can I do?
Check this website:
Q: Should I disclose my active/previous infections?
Check this link:
How about HPV and relationships?
Here is dr Handsfield's opinion: answer to the question #4882
Over time, almost all HPV infections are suppressed or entirely eradicated by the immune system.
Our usual advice about genital warts is that people should either abstain with new partners, or advise potential partners of their infection, for 3-6 months after treatment, then not necessary if no recurrence of the wart. These are not science-based guidelines, just a common sense approach of many STD experts.
But none of this applies to current, ongoing partner(s). You can safely assume regular partners have already been repeatedly exposed, and no need or benefit to stopping contact now. That horse is long out of the barn, no use in closing the door now.
https://www.askexpertsnow.com/ask-the-experts/
Q: Is HPV for life?
Comment from /Virology CJay07
I studied HPV for my PhD work, and the statement that "HPV is with you for life" isn't accurate. Most sexually active individuals are infected with HPV at one point during their lifetime. Epidemiological estimates range from 60-80% by the time you reach your forties. However, most infections are cleared by the immune system within a few months. A small subset of those individuals that do not clear the virus maintain a persistent infection (~1-2 years), but even those infections get cleared. An even smaller set of people go on to cancer. By that time however, the virus is generally long gone. One common situation in HPV-associated cancer is where the viral genome accidentally becomes a part of the host chromosome and the oncogenic (tumor promoting) elements of the virus become constitutively expressed. Those elements lead to rapid cell growth, among other things. Despite a little bit of the viral genome present at this stage, no viral particles can (or will be) produced.
HPV infects basal epithelial stem cells, which are self renewing and give rise to the rest of the skin architecture. Here, the virus is maintained as an episome (viral DNA tethered to the host chromosome). There are no in tact virus particles here. Just viral DNA. It takes about three weeks for daughter cells (cells produced from the epithelial stem cells) to reach the surface, and it is not until during the final stages of cellular differentiation (cells becoming keratinized, stratifying, forming the uppermost layers of the skin) that you actually get the production of infectious virus particles. The virus coat (capsid), which envelops and protects the viral DNA, is produced very late during skin differentiation. This is a very fancy mechanism for immune evasion if you think about it. The superficial layers of the skin are not routinely surveyed by the immune system (because these cells are going to die), so by the time HPV expresses its most immunogenic products (the capsid proteins), immune cells are rarely to be found. This is one thought for how HPV can persist for so long (months to years), although the virus has many other "tricks" up its sleeve to hide from the immune system. With all that being said, when I say "virus is cleared", I mean the viral DNA is gone from its reservoir cell (the epithelial stem cell). Once that is gone, you don't have new viral particles being produced, and those particles that are hanging out on/in the skin will be lost during the natural turnover of the skin. This process wouldn't take long. It's more on the order of weeks, rather than years.
Other opinions:
Virologist, John Doorbar about HPV clearance and latency:
Q: How many people have latent infections?
In case of women (results from 15 years):
Most CIN3+ cases (76%) were diagnosed in women who were positive at baseline (the first known positive HPV result); 16% were attributed to apparent newly detected infections and 3% to possible reappearing infections.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32141607
Q: What is low risk HPV clearance time?
Information submitted by IvoryHorse:
Q: Why HPV clearance takes so much time?
The host’s immune response to HPV infection (humoral immunity, mainly IgG) is usually slow, weak, wane over time, and varied considerably with many women not seroconverting. Generally, close to half of the individuals seroconvert to L1 protein of HPV 16, 18, or 6 within 18 months. Other HPV antigens [E1, E2, E6, and L2] do not evoke any antibody responses in patients with acute or persistent HPV infection. Natural infection-elicited antibodies may not provide complete protection to HPV over time. A recent WHO position paper stated that host antibodies, mostly directed against the viral L1 protein, do not necessarily protect against subsequent infection by the same HPV genotype.
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Q: I'm worried about oral HPV...I'm worried about GWs transmission...
Please read answers made by dr Handsfield: Oral HPV questions and Genital warts transmission on Ask the Experts website.
More informations about oral HPV:
Read these links before asking questions about oral HPV.
Q: What are the first-line treatments against genital warts?
You can try Cryotherapy, Imiquimod / Aldara, Podophyllotoxin, Veregen, Laser surgery. Don't use Podophyllin. The problem with all treatments is that there are high recurrence rates. Removing GWs doesn't mean HPV clearance. It's just removing symptoms.
Q: How about urethral warts?
You can ask your doctor about Laser surgery, electrocauterization (painful), ingenol mebutate (expensive) or photodynamic therapy.
Q: I'm gay. What doctor should I see?
Q: What are the first-line treatments against nongenital warts?
Salicylic acid and Cryotherapy. Check this article:
Q: Can immunotherapy be used against warts?
Yes, please check this link and download the PDF file:
Q: How to use Podophyllotoxin? How to use Imiquimod? How to use...?
Q: How effective are treatments against genital warts?
See this PDF:
Another study:
The most efficacious treatments compared to placebo were surgery (RR 10.54; CI 95% 4.53–24.52), ablative therapy + imiquimod (RR 7.52; CI 95% 4.53–24.52), and electrosurgery (RR 7.10; CI 95% 3.47–14.53). SUCRA values confirmed the superiority of surgery (90.9%), ablative therapy + imiquimod (79.8%), and electrosurgery (77.1%). The most efficacious patient-administered treatments were podophyllotoxin 0.5% solution (63.5%) and podophyllotoxin 0.5% cream (62.2%).
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Q: My doctor suggested podophyllin against genital warts. Should I use it?
Read this PDF:
Q: Which treatments should I use?
Ask your doctos. They finished medical schools and get money from you. Let them do their job. If your doctor is ignorant then find a better one.
Q: Can I use OTC freeze kits against GWs?
No. Avoid ignorant and dangerous ideas from some random people/websites. Dr School's clearly states:
Do not use on areas with thin skin such as the face, armpits, breasts, bottom, or genitals. Use on these areas may cause burns and permanent scarring.
Do not use on moles, birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them, genital (on penis or vaginal areas) warts, or on warts on the face or mucous membranes (such as inside mouth, nose, anus, genitals, lips, ears or near eyes). It may cause burns and permanent scarring of skin or blindness.
Q: My doctor gave me Podophyllotoxin... My doctor gave me Imiquimod / Aldara… can I use it more often? I'm really desperated.
No. Don't do it. You will get serious side-effects. Stick to the instructions from your doctor and from the leaflets. One time I used Podophyllotoxin for 3.5 days (it should be used for 3 days) and it created small wounds in my genital area. It wasn't a nice experience.
Q: Can I combine Cryotherapy and Podophyllotoxin?
See this clinical study and ask your doctor.
Q: What is the cheapest/easiest way to lower chances for GW recurrences?
Propably it's genital warts removal combined with oral Zinc or Zinc Sulphate. Unfortunately Zinc can cause side-effects in some people. Always read the original clinical studies to know all details (i.e. about dosage).
See this post:
Q: How about Inosine Pranobex?
See this PDF about Inosine Pranobex.
Q: Can Zinc be useful against nongenital warts?
See this PDF: Oral Zinc for warts.
Q: Many clinical studies are locked behind pay walls. What to do?
Please use www.sci-hub.se website. Usually it's enough to copy and paste DOI to download PDF with selected clinical study.
Q: Are there any medicines that boosts immune system?
Yes, there is Inosine Pranobex and it's quite popular in central Europe. Unfortunately it can cause some side-effects. The generic names of Inosine Pranobex are i.e. Groprinosin, Neosine. You can check the leaflet: PDF file.
Q: What is the cheapest supplement that might be useful against high risk HPV infections?
Propably it's Casein hydrolysate and some vitamins. Unfortunately it tastes terrible. You can check the study about HuPaVir that contains Casein hydrolysate:
Q: Are there any new therapies against genital warts?
There is ISDIN Verrutop, which can be used against nongenital and genital warts. It's made in Spain but can be ordered from online shop in Portugal. ISDIN Verrutop should be applied by health professionals. Check its leaflet: LINK.
Q: Is it safe to get pregnant soon after LEEP procedure?
It will be better if you will wait at least 12 months.
Five hundred ninety-six patients met inclusion criteria. Median time from LEEP to pregnancy was significantly shorter for women with an spontaneous abortion (20 months, interquartile range 11.2–40.9 vs. 31 months, interquartile range 18.7–51.2, p-value 0.01), but did not differ for women with a term birth compared to preterm birth. Women with a time interval shorter than 12 months compared to 12 months or more had a significantly increased risk for spontaneous abortion (17.9% vs. 4.6%, aOR 5.6, 95%CI 2.5–12.7).
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Q: Are there any new therapies for women?
Please check this study about gel called Biguanelle: LINK and Papilocare: LINK.
Q: Are there any effective laser therapies (besides laser surgery)?
There is photodynamic therapy (effective against genital warts and CIN)
By 1 week after the last treatment, the complete clearance rate was 95.93% in the ALA‐PDT group and 100% in CO2 laser group (P>0.05). The clearance rate of CA at male urethral orifice was100% in the ALA‐PDT group and 100% in the CO2 laser group (P>0.05). The overall recurrence rate calculated by the end of the entire follow‐up period was significantly lower in the ALA‐PDT group than that in the CO2 laser group (9.38% vs 17.39%, P<0.05).
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All patients achieved complete clinical remission one week after the last session of treatment, and human papillomavirus loads decreased significantly. Six months follow-up after completion of therapy, none of the patients had recurrence.
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and Pulsed Dye Laser therapy (effective against genital and non genital warts).
Complete resolution of treated warts was achieved in 96% of lesions. Side effects were limited, transient and infrequent. Lesion recurrence rate was 5%.
source
Unfortunately both therapies are not available for the most people.
Q: What are the recurrence rates for genital warts?
You can find the answer for this question (and other basic questions) in CDC manual.
Recurrence of anogenital warts within 3 months is common (approximately 30%), whether clearance occurs spontaneously or following treatment.
Q: I have strong genital warts outbreaks. Why?
There are many possibilities, for example:
Q: I have Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. Is there any hope for me?
Please check clinical studies about RRP and Gardasil. You can also check the studies about MVA E2 therapeutic vaccine.
Q: I don't have a health insurance. Can I use Apple Cider Vinegar? ACV?
ACV can cause chemical burns, scars or make your skin thicker. It's always better to see a doctor than try not reliable "home remedies". If you live in the USA then Planned Parenthood clinics should be affordable.
One Redditor wrote:
As soon as I realized [that I have genital warts] I went to the doctor and she gave me some medicine but then I freaked out and stopped using the medicine and instead used vinegar method which worked but left big scars and it spread like crazy.
Another Redditor wrote:
Do not I repeat do not use ACV it seriously fucked me up thank God I didn't use it in the glans and only the shaft. If you wanna see what it did to me I can do you a picture and it will change your mind fast. It looked like my dick got road rash.
Q: Can I shave my genital area?
It's better to trim genital hair than shave.
Q: Where can I find the informations about different HPV strains? Is there any list of different strains?
Check this PDF file:
Q: Are there any therapeutic vaccines?
There aren't any comercially available therapeutic vaccines, however there are some vaccines that showed efficiency in clinical studies:
There are many ongoing clinical trials:
Besides of that some scientists / dermatologists use:
Search Google Scholar for more informations about each vaccine.
Q: Can nongenital wart spread to genital area? Can genital wart spread to nongenital area?
In the most cases - no. Some HPV strains know how to infect either areas with mucosa (i.e. penis, vagina, anus, mouth) or normal skin. Unfortunately one study showed that HPV7 can infect both areas:
PCR screening for HPV7 in other 190 individual AGW specimens revealed 25 positive cases (13.16%), of which the amplified fragments were sequenced and confirmed to be HPV7 sequences. Although HPV7 was generally found in hand warts and recently also in warts in toe webs, our data suggested that the role of HPV7 in AGW should be considered in the future clinical test and vaccine development for AGWs.
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Q: How about hand-to-genital HPV transmission?
Clinicians can reassure their patients that HPV transmission is unlikely to occur through hand-to-genital contact. The majority of genital HPV infections are likely to be caused by genital-to-genital sexual transmission.
source
Q: Can low-risk HPV strains cause carcinomas and HSIL?
It's rare but possible.
Anal squamous cell carcinomas are predominantly associated with high‐risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), particularly HPV 16, similar to cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Although the presence of “low‐risk” HPVs, in particular genotypes 6 and 11, have occasionally been reported in various HPV‐related anogenital cancers, the overall distribution of these genotypes in the anal canal and perianal tissue may differ to that in the cervix. In addition, although the majority of anal and perianal cancers are associated with HPV, some are not; hence, confirmation of direct association of the virus within a lesion is important. Using laser capture microdissection, anal and perianal invasive carcinomas and high‐grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs) in biopsies previously associated with HPV 6 or 11 alone were isolated from tissue sections and HPV genotype tested. Of seven cases tested, four invasive carcinomas were positive for HPV 6 only, one invasive carcinoma was negative for HPV and two HSILs were positive for HPV 11 only. (...) From these results, we confirm that HPV 6 and 11 can occasionally be associated with high‐grade lesion and anal cancer.
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Q: Can high-risk HPV mimic genital warts?
Studies have shown that oncogenic genotypes 16 and 18 may be also related with condylomatous lesions in nearly 12% of cases. Moreover, HPV-driven VSCC and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) are mainly related to HPV-16, although other HPV subtypes are also frequent. It has been proven that approximately 10-15% of women with vulvar HPV-changes have genital warts on the cervix, and 50% of them show cytological and colposcopic evi- dences of HPV infections. Therefore, inappropriate treatment of both low and high-risk HPV sub- types infections carries a significant risk factor for the development of precursor lesions and neoplasia.
source
Q: I'm a male. Should I know something more about HPV?
Yes, please see this article: Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infections in Men as a Factor for the Development of Cervical Cancer.
Q: Is it possible to get tested? Can males get tested?
If you are a woman, then you can ask your doctor for a pap smear and HPV test. Besides of that some companies offer HPV testing, however their tests are not approved by FDA. See this quote:
Many are methods for HPV detection used in cervical cancer screening as well as in the study and management of patients with cytological alterations of the lower genital tract. Need for HPV detection methods in men are numerous: screening for both partnegender; anogenital warts; recurrent respiratory papillomatosis; HPV-related cancer in men; fertility. No HPV test for men has been approved by the FDA, nor has any test been approved for detection of the virus in areas other than the cervix. Many are methods for HPV detection that have shown their usefulness in some of the pathologies associated with male HPV but, despite this, none of them has been approved for man.
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Q: Is pap smear a HPV test?
No. Pap smear checks if there are any abnormal cells. HPV PCR test checks if there are any HPV strains in the selected area (i.e. cervix). Doctors can take samples for pap smear and HPV test during 1 procedure.
See the CDC website:
Q: How about acetowhite test?
The sensitivity of the acetowhite test for hyperplastic warts is very high, but for other types of warts is low. Detection of subclinical HPV-infected areas is difficult; the acetowhite test did not assist in the identification of additional areas of infection in our patients.
source
Q: How about HPV and IUD or contraceptives?
Check the post submitted by MysteriousPace2: Research on IUDs and HPV.
Q: I would like to try medicinal mushrooms...
Unfortunately lots of food supplements contain useless starch and many companies lie about their products. They sell placebo and use mumbo-jumbo language. You can check results of one research: Evaluation on quality consistency of Ganoderma lucidum dietary supplements collected in the United States. If you want to use medicinal mushrooms then always use extracts and check their active ingredients (i.e. beta-glucans, triterpenes, cordycepin).
Q: I would like to know something more about... ?
Please open Google Scholar and use keywords that are interesting for you. You can also search Ask the Experts website.
A few questions and answers from Ask the Experts website:
4. QUICK LINKS = MORE INFORMATIONS
Genital warts
Recurrent genital warts
Nongenital warts - common warts, plantar warts, periungual warts...
CIN 1, CIN 2, CIN 3
Immunostimulants: Inosine Pranobex, AHCC, medicinal mushrooms, Zinc...
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2020.08.26 15:01 TruthSeeker373 Part 4: Misunderstanding the COVID-19 Situation

Now let us talk about the background of specific individuals whom we are supposed to trust and believe during this time of crisis and distrust, whether it is the lost trust between the people and the scientists/officials from one side or the distrust among the scientists/officials themselves from the other side which is due to the suspicious researches and flawed numbers. The first person we will talk about is none other than the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) itself, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus whom by the nature of his position affected both the decisions of nations and the public view (of course many organizations around the world including the WHO cooperate with governments worldwide to accomplish certain agendas; something we will address in another day). For this purpose of exposing the shady background of Mr. Tedros Ghebreyesus we will demonstrate the following:
  1. https://www.leadersleague.com/en/news/who-investigation-a-profile-of-tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus.
  2. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/dr-cover-up-tedros-adhanoms-controversial-journey-to-the-who-65493/.
  3. https://www.google.com/amp/s/theprint.in/opinion/who-and-china-tedros-past-worrying-how-india-fell-for-it/400945/%3famp.
Of course with this background, the head of the WHO is untrustworthy where not a single word from him can be trusted but nonetheless no one has stopped him from talking about the COVID-19 disease and declaring it a pandemic where he went even further and with impudence to make controversial announcements here and there and to make claims about this situation without any scientific evidence and merely stating opinions. In addition, the WHO has a history regarding the intimidation that they sell with every new virus where it was proven once, twice and a million times that their words lack credibility and accuracy to a great extent. A good example of this is the situation of the “swain flu” and therefore we present the next article: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/SwineFlu/story%3Fid%3D7523338%26page%3D1&ved=2ahUKEwjdyqTfkd7pAhVtDWMBHaZSBbA4HhAWMAR6BAgFEAE&usg=AOvVaw2bAcrKKEZlLJK-_b9r2XPa; notice that this article demonstrates a similar situation to the one we are living right now where there was a new virus spreading, scientists had different points of view even about vaccination and most importantly there is a perfect example about unsupported (lack-of-solid-evidence) announcements for the WHO regarding the possible number of infected cases which was according to them at that time around 2 billion (that’s 2000 million) case then right after such a big announcement they stated that this number is just a speculation which is not necessarily realistic. Why did they made such an announcement back then and are continuing to make similar ones today? It’s known that such announcements will only cause panic/feaconfusion among people which, in turn, will make the situation of the pandemic harder to control but still nonetheless this international organization continuously and periodically makes such unprofessional announcements/declarations without any proof/evidence to back their own words. Can we really trust these global organizations? Should we listen to the WHO and the other international organizations while it is proven that they are lacking in professionalism, scientific objectiveness and credibility? As we all know, the H1N1 virus didn’t infect 2 billion individuals, on the contrary, the spread was limited and the situation was under control without the need to implement global all-inclusive lockdowns, social distancing and mandatory wearing of face masks. Also notice that the scientists at the time of the “swine flu” pandemic had expected the occurrence of a second wave of the H1N1 virus and this is common in a lot of pandemics especially the ones caused by a virus due to the unique nature of viral infections so it is not something new, unique or dangerous that makes the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the pandemic its causing different/special as many people may think.
Now let’s talk about the professor Anthony Fauci and his background by demonstrating the following article: https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/united-states-covid-19-crisis-most-mismanaged-country-in-the-world,-now-dr-fauci-peddling-remdesivir-with-more-lies--1-06-million-americans-tested-pos; we can note that there are a lot of question marks on this national/international expert starting with his relation to the potential source of the virus to being an advocate of a controversial drug, this professor is not trustworthy, credible or objective and therefore his words/announcements/declarations are worthless.
The funny thing about such a reality is that the majority of the mainstream media around the world didn’t check/investigate the background of the officials that we are supposed to blindly trust and in all absurdity they boast their so-called journalistic work, credibility, objectivity and professionalism. To make things worse, the mainstream media always claim that any info/news coming from other sources are nothing more than “fake news” and that these sources should be blocked, censored and controlled because “fake news” can be misleading and dangerous which is nonetheless a violation to the freedom of speech; the same freedom of speech which the mainstream media claim to embrace and then this same media hypocritically starts to make a desperate defend of their positions/views when their own misleading info/news are put under highlight of objective criticism where their only defense is to hide behind the strong wall of freedom of speech. Ironically, their hypocritical double standards are easy to bypass since the entirety of the mainstream media are nothing but open propaganda channels/sources where their news only measure up to be a systematic and periodic widespread of fallacies/disinformation based on their background bias. While political fallacies are a natural part of any organized propaganda, scientific ones are also spread regularly on purpose but when the media is faced with this crime they usually resort to the traditional/naïve excuses of innocent mistakes, suspicious sources of info (Why did they use such questionable sources then? Isn’t this an example of spreading fake news?) or that the scientists have developed new theories and found new pieces of info refuting the former facts we took as solid ground; and all of these excuses are the results of rashness, hastiness, outright lies, directed propaganda and based on studies/numbers that are massively flawed which weren’t criticized by the mainstream media due to their lack in objectivity, credibility and professionalism. The most embarrassing reality is that the so-called journalists all across the world didn’t do any real journalism to check the validity of the info spread by officials whether it be during governmental announcements or during international/national organizational declarations, this proves that the huge neglect, disregard and lack of neutrality/professionalism is not a coincidence but it’s done deliberately. The global mainstream media are spreading fake news, lies, misinformation/disinformation, suspicious info from unreliable sources and at the same time, as a part of their propaganda, they accuse the free-independent-alternative media of spreading an “Infodemic” while the truth is that the mainstream media are the ones spreading this “Infodemic” using a propaganda full of lies and fallacies where they adhere to the same strict disinformation/misinformation policy followed by international organizations and governments in order to spread fear, chaos, panic, confusion and literally ‘brainwash’ the minds of the public to convince them with these useless procedures taken as actually needed and necessary in order to accomplish certain agendas on a global scale. People should wake up and know that the mainstream media is essential, important and indispensable partneservant in serving the agendas of governments/organizations by spreading this non-stop “Infodemic”.
Here we have some interesting remarks made by the worldwide-known professor Luc Montagnier: https://www.dr-rath-foundation.org/2020/04/nobel-prize-winning-scientist-who-discovered-hiv-says-coronavirus-was-created-in-laboratory/; he talks about the important issue regarding the potential source of the COVID-19 disease where he mentions that the virus causing this pandemic has not evolved naturally and he even go further by saying it was developed and modified after obtaining the natural virus from its original source. Here we should shed some light on the two laboratories of Wuhan city in China due to their technological/technical advancement and to the huge financial support one of them has received from the USA to continue ongoing researches regarding Coronaviruses obtained from bats (these samples of Coronaviruses were obtained from multiple types of bats which do live in different provinces in China according to some sources).
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2020.08.25 07:26 ryu289 Homophobes can never blame themselves

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2020/07/netflixs-baby-sitters-club-includes-trans-child-propaganda/112754/
We keep warning you about Hollywood’s blatant attempt to groom your children into accepting their pedophilia-entrenched tendencies, but people continue to keep their heads in the sand. Well, it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the propaganda, but fully expect Centrists™ to continue to justify it while shows like Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix continue to normalize socially-debilitating vices such as child-transgenderism.
How is it socially debilitating?
https://www.reddit.com/GGdiscussion/comments/ete11k/billy_d_aka_oneangrygamer_has_returned_and_is_as/
Thankfully, sane people downvoted the video for reveling in societal degeneracy. Not only did they downvote the video but the comment section was filled with true patriots and humanists who came out against the current push from Hollywood and Big Tech to normalize child grooming and child transgenderism.
Even though it isn't child grooming?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnstaceyennis/2020/12/29/study-transgender-children-recognize-their-authentic-gender-at-early-age-just-like-other-kids/
You know just because they are against trans people, doesn't make them heroes.
This is all part of a push to incrementally include child grooming agitprop in everyday media until it’s normalized.
It’s part of the three ‘I’s campaign: Infiltrate, Inculcate, Indoctrinate.
They weasel into a community, they change its standards, and then they brainwash people into thinking the new standards are “okay”.
Considering your blatantly loaded language, I think thou doth protest too much.
"What they won’t do is allow viewers access to information about the dangerous and disruptive gay lifestyle, facts that they try to hide to the best of their abilities:"
Or perhaps you are the one trying to lie to the public about what the "facts" are and encourage them to not think for themselves and listen only to you.
"Nevertheless, the gay agenda won’t end here. GLAAD already made it known they want 20% of all on-screen characters to be gay or some part of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum by 2025, this is despite the fact that gays only make up 1.6% of the population, according to Time Magazine. That means that gays and lesbians will be over-represented by 12.5 times the amount of their demographic population in the U.S."
Billy, your article from Time is from 2014 and outdated. First off the actual numbers have them are 4.5. Why can't you have the actual numbers? Because you think that it is still to high for your argument?
Also you seem to misunderstand GLAAD's resoning... Let's see: https://www.glaad.org/sri/2019/additional-recommendations
GLAAD and The Harris Poll found that 20 percent of American millennials are LGBTQ, so this inclusion is a positive step towards reflecting the real world
Is it that hard to provide the real context Billy?
Gays and lesbians are only 1.6% of the population but gays account for 67% of all HIV cases.
What else does the CDC say? https://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/stigma-and-discrimination.htm
Gays have high rates of substance and drug abuse.
Lesbians have high rates of alcohol and tobacco abuse.
Lesbians have double the rates of domestic abuse.
Lesbians have higher rates of heart attacks.
Lesbians and bisexual women have high"er rates of obesity.
Lesbians and bisexual women have higher rates of breast cancer
First link goes to the CDC again! Billy this is confirmed again. Discrimination causes minority stress and health disparities: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2019&q=minority+stress+hiv&hl=en&as_sdt=0,31&as_vis=1 http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/06/mental-health-and-substance-abuse.html
Your second link advertises a 2007 book, but you have to buy it to see anything.
The third link says this: https://web.archive.org/web/20170808013111/https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110218140612/http://rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs10/hosb0110.pdf
"The small numbers of respondents identifying themselves as gay/lesbian or bisexual, combined with the significant proportions of respondents unable or refusing to answer the question on sexual orientation means that figures on prevalence of domestic abuse by sexual orientation should be treated with caution."
Which you forget to do
Domestic violence in the gay community is no higher that for heterosexuals: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet
Violence appears to be about as common among lesbian couples as among heterosexual couples(1,5). In addition, the cycle of violence occurs in both types of relationships.
In addition to this:
Many lesbian batterers grew up in violent households and were physically, sexually, or verbally abused and/or witnessed their mothers being abused by fathers or stepfathers (6,7,14).
And
In addition, a unique element for lesbians is the homophobic environment that surrounds them (4,10,14). This enables the abusive partner to exert "heterosexist control" over the victim by threatening to "out" the victim to friends, family, or employer or threatening to make reports to authorities that would jeopardize child custody, immigration, or legal status. The homophobic environment also makes it difficult for the victim to seek help from the police, victim service agencies, and battered women's shelters.
Your fourth link says: https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2012/05/health-care-for-lesbians-and-bisexual-women
"Women who identify as lesbian or bisexual encounter barriers to health care that include concerns about confidentiality and disclosure, discriminatory attitudes and treatment, limited access to health care and health insurance, and often a limited understanding as to what their health risks may be 4. Lesbians who are unemployed or work in a setting that does not offer health insurance are not allowed to participate in their partners’ employment benefits package in most circumstances 4 5. Lesbians and their partners often face additional challenges such as a lack of availability of health care providers offering fertility services to women who identify as lesbian. Obstetrician–gynecologists who elect not to provide fertility services to lesbian couples or individuals should refer them for these services. Sexual orientation should not be a barrier to receiving fertility services to achieve pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) endorses equitable treatment for lesbians and their families, not only for direct health care needs, but also for indirect health care issues; this should include the same legal protections afforded married couples 4.
Fifth link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16883925/
"For the most part, lesbians and bisexual women face the same health issues as heterosexual women, but they often have difficulty accessing appropriate care. Physicians can improve care for lesbians and bisexual women by acknowledging the potential barriers to care (e.g., hesitancy of physicians to inquire about sexual orientation and of patients to disclose their sexual behavior) and working to create a therapeutic physician-patient relationship. Taking an inclusive and nonjudgmental history and being aware of the range of health-related behaviors and medicolegal issues pertinent to these patients enables physicians to perform relevant screening tests and make appropriate referrals. Some recommendations, such as those for screening for cervical cancer and intimate partner violence, should not be altered for lesbians and bisexual women. Considerations unique to lesbians and bisexual women concern fertility and medico-legal issues to protect familial relationships during life changes and illness. The risks of suicidal ideation, self-harm, and depression may be higher in lesbians and bisexual women, especially those who are not open about their sexual orientation, are not in satisfying relationships, or lack social support. Because of increased rates of nulliparity, the risks of conditions such as breast and ovarian cancers also may be higher. The comparative rates of alcohol and drug use are controversial. Smoking and obesity rates are higher in lesbians and bisexual women, but there is no evidence of an increased risk of cardiovascular disease"
So discrimination is another factor.
Why do you pretend discrimination isn't a factor?
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2020.08.22 04:01 Riddick041993 Close call...but made it through.

I had my first business trip (only driving) since COVID started Monday and Tuesday of this week. I was really pretty panicked...because this was my first trip alone since the last time I acted out in February. Worse, I have been to this area many times and I knew every Asian Massage Parlor and bathhouse on the way.
My routine prior to traveling would have been to research the escorts in the area, strolls for streetwalkers, and bathhouses. I spent more time planning my extracurriculars than my actual travel. This time I did not.
My therapist knowing that I had this trip scheduled suggested that I find an accountability partner. I asked for one here, I found an accountability partner that gave me some great advice and was a huge help. The big piece of advice was to have a plan for each evening...which I did have.
The night before I left I did have some pretty good sex with my wife. But it's always missing something which I hadn't pinned down before this week.
So on Sunday, I drove 2.5 hours to the location...with the Beast whispering in my ear. Things like, "Hey, this is the exit with the great Asian Massage Parlor...the girls there always take good care of you." Or, "Now you're coming up on the exit of the adult bookstore with glory holes, always some fun to be had there!"
I told the Beast to "SHUT THE FUCK UP" and kept driving. I made it to the hotel without incident, checked in, and then went to get some dinner.
I told my wife that it was important that I talk to her while I'm on the road. So I called her and her friend who is going through a messy divorce was over and she was supporting her. So she only spoke to me for 5 minutes.
So what did my dumbass do? I spun up Grindr and arranged a couple of hookups for the next night as it was late. I did NOT sleep well. I woke up and said WTF!?!!? I was mortified that it got that far. I went back to the hotel at lunch, messaged both men (I had one scheduled for 6 and the other for 8) that I'm a recovering sex addict, I should not have installed the app, and that I apologize for leading them on...then I deleted the app.
What stopped me? Honestly, I replayed the tape of the medical paranoia I had after I had any kind of hookup (male or female). Every little thing would send me scrambling to WebMD. ZOMG, I have HIV! ZOMG, I have Hepatitis! ZOMG, I have ! ZOMG, I NEED TO GET TESTED. It was this horrible feeling after these encounters that drove me to therapy in the first place (I had bareback random sex with a dude in another city and he finished inside..despite me requesting that he pull out). I was tired of feeling this way but the conflict between the horrible feeling after each hookup and the need to engage in more risky behavior was driving me insane.
Anyway, I went back to work, finished, and went back to the hotel. Then I went and got dinner and then hopped online. I checked in with my accountability partner and told him what happened. I don't know why it got that far but my accountability partner and later my therapist nailed it down pretty quickly. I was lonely and a little hurt that my wife didn't have time to talk to me (and all I told her that it's important to me that we talk when I'm on the road).
Absentmindedly, I opened a site for local escorts...then I started arguing with the Beast, out-loud...NO, WE ARE NOT DOING THIS ANYMORE...and closed the browser and the computer. I called my wife. We spoke on the phone for 30 minutes...I was in a much better frame of mind after our conversation. I asked her if she's noticed any difference in me since I've been to therapy. She says she has...I'm less grumpy, more even-keeled. I watched a movie on my Plex and slept much better on the 2nd night.
Today, I had my first therapy appointment since my trip. My therapist said what I did was very rare...only 10% of people can stop the action once the cycle has begun...and I was well into the cycle (already made plans). Both he and my accountability were proud that I did NOT act out.
After my appointment with my therapist today I'm feeling a lot better. Yes, I had thoughts of acting out...and I began to act on those thoughts. But I did not follow through on them. My therapist said it's a huge win. I'm not going to beat myself up over my near-miss...but recognize what caused it.
The other topic of conversation with my therapist is why I've had this continued urge to hook up with men...and that also hit me during my night of restless sleep.
My wife is passive...a submissive. When I'm with a man, I'm taking her role. I don't think my dalliances with men started that way. I think it started out of unresolved issues with my father (not feeling his approval as a kid). Now, it's more about my wife. Doing the things I want her to do. Talk dirty, be an active participant, move with me...WANT to please me. I recognize that now and my therapist told me that now when I get those desires, I can recognize why and mute them.
I can't fix my sexual relationship with my wife...much of it is on me for my lack of emotional intimacy for the past 3 years...but I can work to improve that so maybe she'll be more of an active participant in the bedroom. I've spoken about it with her. It's going to take some time to rebuild that relationship with my wife...but we're getting there.
At the end of the session...I'm feeling pretty good that I didn't act out for the first time in 3 years while alone on a business trip. But I also realize that the Beast will be a constant companion on these trips and I need to stay on top of where I am emotionally, if I'm going to keep him down.
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2020.07.30 03:55 Sophia_Forever Hey! Are you hurting? Looking for advice and resources on how to cope? Have advice or resources to submit? Look here! (Part 3: Return of the Helping)

I really want to keep this thread open and the last two were archived. I'll try to repost everything here but if you're interested in seeing the old one you can find it here and here.

Hey.
Mental illness sucks. It sucks so much. But one thing that helps is to not go through it alone. Welcome to /TrollCoping. This sub was started with the intention of helping people cope with mental illness through laughter. As CrankyCrow said when they started it:
TrollCoping is basically just a place to post mental health memes as I feel most mental health subs are very serious and depressing as many users there seems to be at their lowest point. For someone like me who went through that years ago I needed a more lighthearted space to vent as my mental illness has gone from being life-destroying to annoying. I'm medicated, done with therapy and too jaded to take my bad days seriously so the sub is basically made to reflect that: been there, done that and now I'm making bad jokes about it.
Since it was started it has evolved to be a general place for people to share their successes, failures, goals, setbacks, advice, and desire to be better. We don't just steep ourselves in depression here. We're here to help each other get better. Sometimes that means some kind words, an ear to listen, and a shoulder to cry on. Other times it means sharing advice and resources.
In this thread will be a collection of /TrollCoping's best advice and resources. In the main post will be a collection of official resources and in the comments will be people's best advice. Please take the advice seriously but also with a grain of salt. We are not doctors. We are patients and sufferers who can only pass on advice for how to deal. If you're interested in giving advice, please make sure it's easy to find with [ctrl + F].
But you're stronger than you realize and things will get better. Until then, please let us be your community to help you through.

Suicide Hotlines

In America, text ANSWER to 839863 or START to 741-741
In Canada, you can call 1-833-456-4566 or check out TheLifelineCanada for more lines or Crisis Services Canada for province specific services.
Crisis Text Line is now in Canada. Text HOME to 686868
/SuicideWatch maintains a collection of Suicide hotlines for both Americans and people in other countries. The long list can be found here.
Are you scared to call a hotline because you don't know what they'll do? Look here for a general guide to what to expect and frequently asked questions.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call one of these hotlines or 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room. Yeah, inpatient can suck really bad. But it's better than the alternative.
Feel free to stop by /SuicideWatch if you want to talk with people.

If you want to lend aid to those suffering...

Taking care of others can be a great and rewarding thing. But you need to know how to do it right, you need to know how to not let it get too much for you to handle, and you need to know that you are not a doctor. If someone is suicidal and you want to help them, getting them medical treatment needs to be the end goal. I highly recommend reading through /SWResources and learning how to properly talk to those who are suicidal. You'll learn how to assess risk and how to encourage someone to get help. But again, you are not a doctor and the goal needs to be getting them to see one. You may have misgivings or bad experiences with the medical profession. I recognize that the medical profession has a lot of problems and people can be treated really poorly in emergency services. A bad stay in the ER is better than dying from suicide. Suicide is the result of sickness and sicknesses need to be treated by doctors. This will not be debated in this thread but if you'd like to, I encourage you to make a post and we can talk about it.
Also, I am certified in Mental Health First Aid which does a good job of teaching people how to handle mental health crisises. You might look them up if helping others is something you're interested. Here's their website. You can consider getting certified or just using their resources to learn.

Online Therapies and Apps

Here's a bunch globally, with a focus on Text / IM - https://www.nowmattersnow.org/help-line
Anyone in the UK, MIND have a list of resources, which are not all phones, many include emails, and some offer phone / chat / skype - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/telephone-support/#.W65xjflG2Uk
-thisisappropriate
You can text ANSWER to 839863 or START to 741-741 to be connected to crisis lines that will talk to you via text.
7cups.com "You can live chat with a free listener, contact professional (there's a free trial) and talk with the community. There's also mindfulness exercises and self-help guides for all kinds of issues." -doorabl
MoodGYM "moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety."
https://www.crisistextline.org
Breathe2Relax is an app that helps you practise breathing exercises that can help with anxiety.
If you're looking for a resource for discounted therapy (as in you are uninsured/under insured) to share, I'd like to suggest Open Path Collective. I signed up about a month ago and have finally started therapy!
(Full disclosure, you have to pay to sign up, but you're a lifetime member and you can always switch therapists. No, I don't work for them, I just want to share with everyone because I am happy to have found it and started, and I know other people allow money to be a roadblock on their path to mental health like me. It isn't free or close to free, but it is definitely discounted/$30—60 max a session.)
Openpathcollective.org
-heart-cooks-brain
Therapyforblackgirls - A place for black women to find culturally sensitive therapy.

Addiction and Sobriety

Here are links to some programs provided by /redditorsinrecovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Al-Anon Family Groups
Agnostics Alocholics Anonymous
Buddhist Recovry Network
Celebrate Recovery
Cocaine Anonymous
Crystal Meth Anonymous
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Gambler's Anonymous
Heroine Anonymous World
Life Ring - Secular Recovery
Marijuana Anonymous
My way Out Alcoholism Recovery
Narcotics Anonymous
Rational Recovery - Substance Addiction Recovery
SOS Sobriety
SMART Recovery
Women for Sobriety
Also, here are a bunch of subs for recovery.

Domestic Abuse

"Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224."
-Taken from The National Domestic Abuse Hotline Website. They also say if you use Microsoft Edge you will be redirected to Google when clicking the “X” or “Escape” button hile visiting this site.

LGBT

PFLAG is a resource for both LGBT individuals and their families.
The Trevor Project 866-488-7386
https://www.glbtnearme.org/
/LGBT has a directory of other LGBT subreddits.

Trans Health and Support

The Trevor Project 866-488-7386
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/section/resources
Trans Lifeline US: (877) 565-8860
http://www.translifeline.org/
Trans Legal Helpline
RAD Remedies (search engine specifically for trans stuff)
/AskTransgender has a longer list of resources for people not in America
And here are a list of related subreddits
Article dump from /mypartneristrans. This is mainly articles for sharing with friends and family. It's also three years old so some links may be broken.

HIV/AIDS

slyder565 collected good resources a few years back. Here is the original comment but just in case it ever gets deleted this is the comment:
"For more information on HIV/AIDS, how to protect yourself, your partners, and your community, or to get involved in fundraising or activism, check out these links and head to Google for local information.
amFAR
San Francisco Aids Foundation
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
CDC
WebMD
If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, please find a testing facility near you.
Canada
USA"
UK
Global information
(there's one or two more links in the original thread)

Teens

queerbooksforteens.com
The Trevor Project 866-488-7386 is LGBT support for teens.
http://askthejudge.info/ - Legal questions from teens.
It Gets Better Project
UK Childline (for all people up to the age of 19) - 0800 1111.
Kids Help - Canada (under 19): 800-668-6868
Kids Help - Australia 1800 55 1800
Child Helpline (EU) Telephone: 116 111 which is supported by Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom, and Malta.

Eating Disorders

/EDanonymous's list of recovery resources

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who contributed links and stuff for the resources. Unfortunately I realized that I wasn't writing down where a lot of stuff was coming from. If you remember recommending something to me but don't see credit, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.
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2020.07.20 18:53 ryu289 Homophobes can't separate attraction with behavior

https://donotlink.it/6gm5p
And he is apparently gayer than springtime, because the comments are quite heavily sprinkled with references to "your side" - which is to say, those of us men who like dating, having sex with, and marrying actual women.
Homophobia is a hatred of gays, not heterosexuality. I am calling you a bigot for lying about gays.
Our side, I would remind you, is the overwhelming majority of all men - well over 95% of us are straight as a ruler, given that only about 4% of the general population is homosexual and vanishingly smaller numbers are part of the whole LGBTWTFISTHIS menagerie in the various other flavours of that particular sandwich.
Being pro gay isn't being anti straight. Enough with the false dilemma. And going "we are the majority thus normal thus right" is fallicious thinking: https://amp.reddit.com/philosophy/comments/24kqoe/is_the_appeal_to_normality_fallacious_in_ethics/
And second, his comments are full of classic examples of what we might call: http:\Idontknowhowtoembedhyperlinksin2018.com.
So?
"It is usually at this point that someone would attempt to counteract Ms. Barwick's arguments, based entirely on anecdotal evidence, by attempting to drown out such horrendous badthink by shouting about how THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED.
How is miss Barwick not anecdotal at all and somehow statistically representative?
Your reading comprehension is pathetic. What I actually said was related to Ms. Barwick's critics."
Really? You said her critics use anecdotal evidence ignoring that she does as well.
"I know how they operate. I worked in two such institutions - both of which were caught up in massive market-rigging and manipulation scandals dating back to 2008."
I used to work in a bank similar to JPM - located in a building not far away from their corporate headquarters in New York, actually. When Gay Pride month came around in 2016 and 2017, we were given little paper placards that we could display in our cubicles, proclaiming ourselves to be an "ALLY" of the LGBT movement. The more "virtuous" of us would display two or even three placards. (Like my last boss before I was let go, for instance - my opinions about him are well known by this point.)
My previous employer did something similar with a survey that they sent around in 2017. Needless to say, I dumped the placard into the bin and deleted that survey link right out of my inbox.
The idea that corporate America is not in thrall to the Rainbow Mafia is so ridiculous as to be unworthy of comment by this point.
Oh goody more ancedotal evidence to argue against facts when it is convient for you, but not others argumening against you. Show evidence of this surveys existence!
"First, Ryu238's preferred method of argument appears to be the standard Leftist "Appeal to Amenable Authority" - i.e. every single comment is liberally (see what I did there?) interspersed with links to Leftist clickbait rags like Vox and Salon."
That's an appeal to bias.
"That Salon article you linked to did not demonstrate that Ben Shapiro failed to "humiliate" a trans-woman (read: man) who calls himself "Zoey Tur". All he did was state openly that Zoey Tur is a man."
What were his exact words? "What are your genetics, sir?"
So he was being an ass about it.
If you watch a video clip of Little Benny's "failed attempt" to "humiliate" Mr. Tur, you will realise very quickly that the one who came across as an ass was the tranny.
That this is even open to question simply shows how degraded the Western world has become. Every single cell in Mr. Tur's body says that he is male, because he was born with an X-Y chromosomal pair. He might be mentally deluded enough to call himself a woman, but that does not make him one."
You think that Ben Shapiro was speaking truth, when he really wasn't. He insulted a Trans woman: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/stop-using-phony-science-to-justify-transphobia/
https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people/
And this "every cell is coded" nonsense needs to stop: https://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30247609/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/theconversation.com/amp/how-genes-and-evolution-shape-gender-and-transgender-identity-108911
How do you know her genetics?
"Your link literally goes to a source about how JP Morgan Chase sent out an "anonymous response" survey to employees asking them whether they were LGBT allies. And JPM made it impossible to access that survey without providing your employee ID number. Thanks for proving my point."
Liar liar. Here is the link: https://www.truthorfiction.com/chase-gay-loyalty-survey/
And another: https://www.mediamatters.org/breitbart-news/no-jpmorgan-chase-doesnt-have-lgbt-loyalty-test-employees
"I never said they were, you moron. Read what I actually wrote."
Ok then: https://donotlink.it/kRQXJ
"Drag queens, aka transvestites, are not permitted at events celebrating gay "pride", because men dress up as women for a "hobby". But men who think of themselves as women, aka transsexuals, and who actually do claim to be women, like Bruce Jenner, are to be welcomed with open arms.
In other words, the only distinction between being a drag queen, a fairy, and a man with severe mental issues is FEELZ."
Sounds like you didn't think it was a distinction considering the tone here.
In fact if you showed my full original comment people could see that I quoted you vertibram
Oh and another thing from that link:
"But by their very extremism, their own intolerance for dissent, their own refusal to listen to reason, the gay "rights" movement is now revealing its true face. I would not be surprised to see a ruthless purging of "moderate" types from that movement in the near future. As the story above shows, that process has already begun."
Several years later, we now have drag queen story hour. So yeah this went nowhere.
"Have you ever actually bothered to read Charles Murray's work? I did. Try doing that, instead of quoting what liberal New York magazine writers think of him."
An ad homenin...really? How is my source wrong? It is an exchange between Murray and someone rebutting him. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1985/10/24/losing-ground-an-exchange/?pagination=false
Stop appealling to bias asshole.
"Moreover: heterosexuals, and heterosexual couples, are normal. Homosexuals are not. And homosexuals, particularly homosexual men, are significantly more likely to molest and sexually abuse children, especially boys, than heterosexual ones."
Wrong: https://medium.com/@juliussky/gays-arent-more-likely-to-be-pedophiles-611a48469655
http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html#11
https://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_molestation.html
bishop-accountability.org/news2007/05_06/2007_06_29_Pietrzyk_HomosexualityAnd.htm
Why don't you learn how to debate like an adult, instead of a little bitch? You are engaging in what is known as the "genetic fallacy" - go look it up, you might learn something useful.
You were using it as the only bit of evidence for your argument. Off course I would attack it. Especially since it seems to still be wrong: https://web.archive.org/web/20080908043935/https://www.seductionlabs.org/2007/05/04/sperm-wars-the-science-of-sex-reviewed-and-appraised/
"My reference to Robin Baker's book had nothing to do with the link to the reddit post that you provided as an "argument". You attempt to discredit the whole book by looking at a few specific things that the authors got wrong - which, by the way, I will be happy to concede that they did.
What I was referring to, on the other hand, comes along much later in the book, and has to do with how gay men and women behave. That has nothing to do with whether or not men produce "blocker" and "killer" and "egg-getter" sperm."
So they get so much wrong but you still trust them? Off course you ignore what he really said about gays: https://robin-baker.com/books/sperm-wars/status/#Homo https://books.google.com/books?id=R_prQ-xUCNUC&pg=PA283&lpg=PA283&dq=sperm+wars+homosexuality&source=bl&ots=MnyTv2JOmx&sig=ACfU3U25eo5ItgeCyoQOtYAiazOeC4W9MQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlsLmm9_XnAhUdknIEHX7AA5oQ6AEwDXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=sperm%20wars%20homosexuality&f=false
What did you say? https://donotlink.it/ErbOl
Homosexual couples, depending on the specific type involved (male-male or female-female), essentially act like extreme examples of the phenotypes upon which they are based. In simple terms, this means that male homosexuals generally act like extremely oversexed men, and female homosexuals act like extremely undersexed women. (I'm generalising significantly, obviously.) This observation has been borne out in several studies and was documented extensively in Robin Baker's groundbreaking classic Sperm Wars.
...why lie? He makes no such claims in his book
Neither extreme is healthy for young children. A household in which sexual promiscuity is normal is unlikely to result in normal children. A household in which there is no strong father figure present is unlikely to generate masculine sons or feminine daughters- as we have seen, repeatedly, in normal households the world over. A household with lesbian parents in which it is highly likely that one of the two partners involved is abusive toward the other, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or all three, is NOT going to be a healthy environment for a child.
One,gays being promiscuous is an horrible exaggeration: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indy100.com/article/a-new-study-has-debunked-one-of-the-worst-misconceptions-about-gay-men-and-sex--ZJgoq0cO_W%3famp
Second, gay parents don't raise kids to be gay: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lehmiller.com/blog/2012/9/28/5-myths-about-homosexuality-debunked-by-science.html%3fformat=amp
Likewise single parents in general are bad for raising kids.
Finally you are wrong about how to raise kids to follow gender norms: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/580366/
One that needs to end: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0178534
"From the perspective of us normal people, we do not like your lifestyle and do not approve of it. We tolerate it as long as you keep it out of our faces and do not insist on special rights to legitimise your degeneracy. That tolerance has its limits, and you are going to find that out one way or another, very likely the hard way, if you insist on continuing to ram your rainbow agenda down our throats. We don't like it and we will not stand for it."
What do you think you know about gays? http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/06/mental-health-and-substance-abuse.html
The link above presents extensive scientific evidence for the link between heterosexism/minority stress and a key LGBT health disparity which it impacts. These same disparities are frequently cited by heterosexists to demonstrate that the "homosexual lifestyle" is risky, unhealthy or dangerous. Ironically, given that heterosexism itself causes these disparities, rather than homosexuality, such criticisms are not only flawed but additionally, hypocritical and counter-productive.
"Let's see if you can follow this simple logical syllogism:"
Which doesn't match what we see in reality? https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-wellbeing-of-children-with-gay-or-lesbian-parents/
"I am aware of the problems with the Regnerus study about children raised by gay parents. Unfortunately for you, I mentioned nothing about that study in my post - and in fact that study has very little to do with the context of my statement."
Other than you are making the same mistakes Renguers made with his study. Thinking single parent outcomes can be applied to other family structures beyond "traditional"
"The first leg of that stool is empirically rigourous and well known. The second leg is a plain and simple fact. The third leg follows naturally through straightforward deduction."
The first leg is another fallacy also made by Renguers.
Furthermore, I did not state or even imply that single mothers are the same as a couple. Again, look at the syllogism above. It's very straightforward.
Yeah but all you data on fatherless couples come from single mothers Remember?
https://donotlink.it/NjNQk "The consequences of children, especially boys, being raised by single mothers are well known and well understood by now- and they are disastrous."
And as the data show companies gay or lesbian couples to say single mothers, is like apples to oranges.
But your syllogism goes first:
Children raised without fathers are statistically likely to have serious social and economic problems in later life.
Same without mothers either: https://brandongaille.com/19-compelling-motherless-children-statistics/
In other words having a single parent only is the problem!
Three women were "married" together into a "throuple" with no male presence involved in a parenting role.
Therefore, any children born or adopted into such an arrangement are likely to have significant social and economic problems later in life
Nope: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-doo201806/myths-about-polyamory
Here you go again comparing single parents to couples. Saying "children need a father" is wrong here.
Need to go on a tangent for context: https://donotlink.it/5MaNG
It is usually at this point that someone would attempt to counteract Ms. Barwick's arguments, based entirely on anecdotal evidence, by attempting to drown out such horrendous badthink by shouting about how THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED!!! about gay parents having no more negative effects on the cognitive and social development of children than straight ones. They resort to this line of argument because, well, it's the only one that they have. (Well, that, and the movie The Kids Are Alright, which I have not watched and almost certainly never will.)
They do this because it is the only way in which they can ensure that their FEELZ will remain unhurt by such chaotic badthink- how dare we cretinous knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing homophobic right-wing nutjobs question the idea that gay parents are just as good as straight ones?!!
Except... it turns out that the science is not settled. (Sounds familiar, doesn't it?)
This is what he links to: http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles/DaileyGayAdopt.php
It is wrong.
"First link has nothing whatsoever to do with the article I cited in my post; the name "Xiradou" does not appear once in any of the cited studies in that article"
Apologies, the first link got mixed up. Here is the one I wanted:
https://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2006_09_11_archive.html
This shows how several studies were miscited.
"Second link goes nowhere. That was a particularly stupid and inept straw-man attack."
Here is the actual story: https://shadowproof.com/2013/12/10/family-research-council-distorts-researchers-work-a-decade-after-he-demanded-a-retraction/
"And all of that is before we get to the other major reason why people like me think that male homosexuality, in particular, is wrong and disgusting: homosexual men are vastly more promiscuous than heterosexual ones, and are vastly higher risks for disease transmission. The highest rates of HIV infections and disease transmissions, by far, are to be found among injectable-using gay men."
You first link misuses studies as shown here: https://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2006_09_11_archive.html
http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/Articles/000,017.htm
https://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2012/10/response-to-truth-about-homosexuality_2.html
Using a creationist site as a source...really?
The second one needs to learn that MSM behavior is not the same as gay orientation: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_who_have_sex_with_men#As_a_constructed_behavioral_category https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/aug/06/bangladesh-gay-sexuality
"That isn't my view - that's the WHO's view, and the CDC is calling the spread of HIV/AIDS an "epidemic". Since gay men, and specifically injectable-using gay men, are driving the vast majority of new infections, the conclusion follows naturally."
The CDC also says that stigma and discrimination is a big factor: https://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/stigma-and-discrimination.htm
Same with the WHO: https://www.paho.org/blz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79:un-countries-must-eliminate-homophobia-curb-hiv-epidemic-latin-america-caribbean&Itemid=213
We can see this in Africa and Russia: https://www.reddit.com/askgaybros/comments/cc3gnv/how_do_you_prove_that_aids_is_not_a_gay_disease/? http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/2019/12/hate-groups-exploit-aids-to-disparage.html
Right, here are the relevant quotes from the link:
You mean this one? http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html?m=1#08
Studies suggest that about 25% of homosexual males do not have anal sex, though representative lifetime prevalence rates are very hard to find:
  • In a U.S. survey, 50% of men who had had a same-sex partner since age 18 had never had anal sex (Laumann et al. 1994, "The Social Organization of Sexuality" table 8.6, p318).
  • The authors of the same study noted that "20-25 percent of the narrowest categorization of the men report never having had anal intercourse" (p320), regarding table 8.6.
  • A large Scottish study found that 25% of MSM had no anal sex in the past year, despite it recruiting from gay bars (Hart et al. 1999, Sexually Transmitted Infections, 75(4), 242–246, table 2, p244).
  • A CDC survey that also recruited from clubs/bars found that 38.8% of MSM reported not having had anal sex in the preceeding 6 months in 1997 (CDC MMWR Weekly, January 29, 1999 48(03):45-48).
  • 37% of the MSM in the Young Men's Health Study reported no receptive anal intercourse in the last year. No data is readily available for insertive anal intercourse. (Osmond et al. 1994, American Journal of Public Health, 84(12), 1933–1937, p1935).
Seems you forgot to mention these...why?
"First, these estimates are questionable to begin with. The CDC's data are based on a special tabulation done by the NCHS, not on raw data. Other sources put the prevalence of anal sex among MSM - men who have sex with men, which is a superset of the population of outright gay and bisexual men - at about 90%, and at 5-10% among sexually active women."
Again msm is not the same as homosexual orientation. Your link doesn't even say that msm is a superset of the gay and bisexual population. https://www.webmd.com/sex/anal-sex-health-concerns#1 And off course data needs to be tabulated! https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/key_statistics/s.htm#analsex
It doesn't change the data! It puts it into a chart! https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/tabulate What is "raw data" to you?
"This alone illustrates why the Appeal To Authority is such an irritating and stupid debate tactic; you can find virtually any factoids you want to support your argument, but if they are not backed up by clear deductive or inductive logic as well, they are empty"
Like what you just did? Because you also didn't consider how often gays have anal sex: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/how-do-men-and-women-prepare-to-bottom-for-anal-sex/
Far less than you think.
"Moreover, if we look at the quotes from the cited studies, the fact that men have anal sex with women has nothing to do with the question of whether homosexuality is wrong. The former is an empirical fact; the latter is a moral judgement. The latter can be supported by the former, but the former has nothing to do with the latter."
Beyond raising the question why the double standard that we ignore hetero couples doing it but not gays?
"Why do I consider homosexuality to be wrong and disgusting, particularly of the male kind? For several reasons - not least of which is the fact that the human body is not designed for anal sex."
Neither is the female body. Indeed reducing sexual orientation to sexual behavior is faulty because they aren't the same: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_identity
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/Sexuality-explained
Sexuality is not about who you have sex with, or how often you have it. Sexuality is about your sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people. You can find other people physically, sexually or emotionally attractive, and all those things are a part of your sexuality.
Get it? Homosexual identity is attraction and has a purpose, alloparenting: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/147470491301100202
https://www.quora.com/If-homosexuality-is-innate-genetic-how-has-it-survived-evolutionary-selection-given-that-a-homosexual-couple-produces-no-offspring-Wouldnt-an-evolution-based-standpoint-argue-that-homosexuality-is-developmental/answeJames-Pitt-1
I didn't say that BMI is useless. I said that it is a problematic metric. As a very general guide, it has some uses, but for men like me, who work out frequently and have a decent amount of dense muscle, it does not apply very well.
It's not a "double" standard, it's just a standard standard. The distortions in BMI usually occur with people who have large amounts of dense muscle mass. That does not apply in the case of fat lesbians, or anyone else who is overweight/obese and does not have large amounts of muscle mass.
No the BMI is bs in general: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/bmi-is-a-terrible-measure-of-health/ https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265215.php It isn't just muscle mass that is a problem
Yet, overall, gay men act like women- the gay-fairy stereotype exists for a reason- and gay women act like men, as anyone who has ever had to deal with the distasteful aftermath of a gay pride rally has found out.
It is therefore unsurprising that gay men think that, like, they look totally fat in those jeans, darling- while gay women would be more interested in the donuts and Twinkies Danishes muffins pastries.
Really?
http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html And this feeds back into body shaming...https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0361684316635529?journalCode=pwqa
In other words, stigma is heavily tied to obesity as a cause in lesbians. It isn't because they are lesbians, thus fat as you think it is.
Bonus! https://donotlink.it/LlKxG
You really need to keep up with the science: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/09/the-imminent-mini-ice-age-myth-is-back-and-its-still-wrong
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2020.02.21 03:57 Practical_Wrap Absolute disgusting over hundreds of pedophilia cases on asian countries done by whites.

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-man-charged-with-possessing-child-pornography-child-luring-1.4241672

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn ...
https://www.wired.com/2014/08/federal-cybersecurity-director-guilty-child-porn-charges/

Massive child webcam sex bust in Philippines reveals rising abuse worldwide The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/09/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/massive-child-webcam-sex-bust-philippines-reveals-rising-abuse-worldwide/#.WRJGmlJvGwY

A known pedophile with kids is engaged to a woman from the Philippines. Runs for politics as a self described: “Red pilled libertarian.” – an aggregate website devoted to exploring the darker, sociological implications of the world's greatest imbalance of interracial and intercultural relationships. https://halfasian.org/2017/03/01/a-known-pedophile-with-kids-is-engaged-to-a-woman-from-the-philippines-runs-for-politics-as-a-self-described-red-pilled-libertarian/

Mt. Holly man wanted in child sex assaults, wife charged
http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/03/mt-holly-man-wanted-child-sex-assaults-wife-charged/13548571/

Convicted Pedophile Still Actively Involved With Children’s NGO - The Cambodia Daily
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/morenews/convicted-pedophile-still-actively-involved-with-childrens-ngo-2-124686/

Tennessee man pleads to charges of abusing his family:
http://www.local8now.com/home/headlines/34876094.html

Teacher who claimed he molested his daughter after mistaking her for his wife jailed South China Morning Post:
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1962598/teacher-who-claimed-he-molested-his-daughter-after

Gammy ' s Australian parents were ' hiding in their home ' all ...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2719589/Gammys-birth-parents-speak-surrogacy-scandal-television-interview.html

Paso Robles man allegedly molested multiple children:
https://calcoastnews.com/2016/07/paso-robles-man-allegedly-molested-multiple-children/

‘It’s been a disaster’: Man suing Surrey Creep Catchers speaks out CTV Vancouver News
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/it-s-been-a-disaster-man-suing-surrey-creep-catchers-speaks-out-1.3322028

Photographer documents American fathers and their adopted Chinese children: Shanghaiist
http://shanghaiist.com/2015/08/29/american_dad_chinese_kids.php

Thai police expand hunt for suspected Western paedophiles:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/243263

English-school operator 'sexually abused 40 girls'
https://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1890333&highlight=
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1358485/+0#entry32494776

Thai police arrest paedophile suspect UK news The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/oct/19/ukcrime.internationalcrime

American pedophile who molested 9-year-old arrested in the Philippines New York Post http://nypost.com/2017/02/22/american-pedophile-who-molested-9-year-old-busted-in-the-philippines/

British paedophile Richard William Fruin caught in Cambodia Daily Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2593561/Convicted-British-paedophile-caught-preying-young-boys-Cambodia-travelling-passport-UK-authorities-confiscated.html

Cambodia Netherlands: Fugitive paedophile Pieter Ceulen arrested - BBC News:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35785885

US Man Gets 25 Years For Molesting Boys In China The Nanfang:
https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/parizona-man-who-photographed-sexual-abuse-young-boys-while-working-china-sentenced-25

American man held from Kathmandu on paedophilia charge ...
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/american-man-held-kathmandu-paedophilia-charge/

Nepal Police intensifies vigilance against potential paedophiles
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/nepal-police-intensifies-vigilance-potential-paedophiles/

Another foreign teacher accused of sexual abuse - Lost …
https://www.lostlaowai.com/news/another-foreign-teacher-accused-of-sexual-abuse/

Disgraced B.C. teacher employed by Beijing school Vancouver Sun
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/disgraced-b-c-teacher-employed-by-beijing-school

Man sentenced to 70 years in prison for molesting kids in Cambodia abc7.com
http://abc7.com/news/man-sentenced-to-70-years-in-prison-for-molesting-children-in-cambodia/1454098/

Jakarta International School Employed US American Child ... https://nsnbc.me/2014/05/03/jakarta-international-school-employed-us-american-child-sex-predato

Pedophile's jail sentence cut - World - smh.com.au
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/pedophiles-jail-sentence-cut/2007/07/17/1184559787655.html

Jared Fogle ‘craved’ 14-year-old Asian girls: text messages New York Post:
http://nypost.com/2016/04/19/jared-fogle-craved-14-year-old-asian-girls-text-messages/

Wanted alleged UK child rapist found to be working in ...
https://www.lostlaowai.com/news/wanted-alleged-uk-child-rapist-found-to-be-working-in-beijing-school/

Brit teacher arrested on child sex allegations in Cambodia Daily Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4721992/British-man-arrested-child-sex-allegations-Cambodia.html

British paedophile who jumped bail finally held in Thailand London Evening Standard
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/british-paedophile-who-jumped-bail-finally-held-in-thailand-7202033.html

Fugitive 'who had unprotected sex with men and women to spread his HIV' is caught in holiday resort - Mirror Online
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/fugitive-who-unprotected-sex-men-9643537

Singaporeans outraged over American pedophile's jail term Daily Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4294740/Singaporeans-outraged-American-pedophile-s-jail-term.html

Philippines to deport American pedophile INQUIRER.net
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/64219/philippines-to-deport-american-pedophile

Australians the worst child sex offenders in Thailand
http://www.news.com.au/world/australians-the-worst-child-sex-offenders-in-thailand/story-e6frfkyi-1225772485392

Father who raped his gay daughter to prove ‘sex was better with men’ jailed for 21 years The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/father-raped-lesbian-daughter-sex-better-with-men-warwick-crown-court-a7612131.html

Dad Who Raped Daughter: 'Was Fun While It Lasted':
http://news.sky.com/story/dad-who-raped-daughter-was-fun-while-it-lasted-10322604

Big Stone Gap Police officer facing rape, incest, grooming, and indecent liberties charges WSET:
http://wset.com/news/local/big-stone-gap-police-officer-facing-rape-incest-grooming-and-indecent-liberties-charges

Pedophilia in Britain ‘woven into the fabric of society’ – Theresa May — RT UK:
https://www.rt.com/uk/240777-uk-sex-children-may/

More than 70 UK sex offenders refused entry to South East Asia
http://news.sky.com/story/more-than-70-uk-sex-offenders-refused-entry-to-south-east-asia-10982865

Pedophile profile: Young, white, wealthy
http://www.zdnet.com/article/pedophile-profile-young-white-wealthy/

More than 200 children identified and rescued in worldwide police operation Europol:
https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/more-200-children-identified-and-rescued-worldwide-police-operation

One of the most disturbing coffee breaks of my life': Halting 'child rape' holidays in Asia
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/06/21/12/26/one-of-the-most-disturbing-coffee-breaks-of-my-life-the-halting-of-child-rape-holidays-in-asia

1,400 investigated in child sex abuse inquiry, including politicians UK news The Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/20/1400-suspects-operation-hydrant-politician-and-celebrity-child-sex-abuse-inquiry

Richard Huckle faces life sentences for Malaysia child abuse - BBC News:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36429385

US child porn suspect flees to South Korea:
http://m.koreatimes.co.kphone/news/view.jsp?req_newsidx=212090

Bombshell documentary about Hollywood pedophile ring preying on child actors that's been linked to X-Men director Bryan Singer premieres in New York Daily Mail Online:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2836062/Bombshell-documentary-Hollywood-pedophile-ring-preying-child-actors-s-linked-X-Men-director-Bryan-Singer-premiers-New-York.html

Kids 'Sitting Ducks' for Pedophile Teachers - ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=3743338&page=1

UN slams Vatican for 'efforts to cover up' pedophile priests in sex abuse scandal - World News:
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/16/22324032-un-slams-vatican-for-efforts-to-cover-up-pedophile-priests-in-sex-abuse-scandal

Danish man charged with ordering the sexual abuse of 346 Filipino children - The Local:
http://www.thelocal.dk/20170216/danish-man-charged-with-ordering-the-sexual-abuse-of-346-filipino-children

Rolf Harris guilty: but what has Operation Yewtree really taught us about sexual abuse?
https://nsnbc.me/2014/07/06/rolf-harris-guilty-operation-yewtree-really-taught-us-sexual-abuse/

Pedophiles drawn to ESL jobs, groups warn
http://www.pressreader.com/canada/national-post-latest-edition/20071018/281513631789140

Ex USC professor named FBI s Top 10 Most Wanted list pleads guilty traveling Asia sex young boys met online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746130/Ex-USC-professor-named-FBI-s-Top-10-Most-Wanted-list-pleads-guilty-traveling-Asia-sex-young-boys-met-online.html

UK police arrest 660 suspected pedophiles - CNN.com:
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/16/world/europe/uk-pedophile-probe/

British Pedophile Successfully Changes His Name and Continues Teaching Kids in Thailand:
http://nextshark.com/alan-smith-british-pedophile-changed-his-name-twice-so-he-can-freely-return-and-teach-children-in-thailand/

386 Kids Rescued in Worldwide Child Porn Bust. Hundreds ...
https://nsnbc.me/2013/11/15/386-kids-rescued-worldwide-child-porn-bust-hundreds-arrested/

Organizer of child sex ring in Thailand sentenced to 25 years - CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/31/new.jersey.sex.ring/index.html

For today's pedophiles, it's all too easy - The Globe and Mail
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/for-todays-pedophiles-its-all-too-easy/article22625144/

British paedo running kids charity in Cambodia - Mirror Online
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-paedo-running-kids-charity-230087

Mark Frost admits 45 sex crimes Daily Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4180054/Paedophile-Mark-Frost-70-admits-45-sex-crimes.html

New Jersey actor gets nearly 20 years in child sex case NJ.com
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/new_jersey_actor_sentenced_in.html

Midland paedophile enjoys holiday in child sex resort thanks to loophole in law - Birmingham Mail
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/midland-paedophile-enjoys-holiday-child-7917816

Elijah Wood Speaks Out on Child Abuse in Hollywood : People.com:
http://www.people.com/article/elijah-wood-child-abuse-hollywood-sunday-times

Petition · Steven Burn, child-porn cardiologist, should be struck off. ·
Change.org: https://www.change.org/p/general-medical-council-fitness-to-practise-panel-colin-yule-investigating-officer-martyn-green-martyn-green-colin-yule-steven-burn-child-porn-cardiologist-should-be-struck-off

Couple Charged With Child Abuse Seattle Times Newspaper
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910918&slug=1306274

Harvard man charged with sexual assault of child - Lake County News-Sun:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/crime/ct-lns-antioch-child-sex-charge-st-0624-20160623-story.html

Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault - The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/world/australia/cardinal-george-pell-charged-sexual-abuse.html

Police Arrest Alleged American Pedophile Who Fled to Thailand to Work as a Teacher
https://nextshark.com/jackson-matthew-hall-police-arrest-alleged-american-pedophile-who-fled-to-thailand-to-work-as-a-teache

Norwalk man gets 22 years in prison for crimes against children in Cambodia – Whittier Daily News
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/2016/12/08/norwalk-man-gets-22-years-in-prison-for-crimes-against-children-in-cambodia/

Delhi Police focus on 23 chats recovered from Murray Dennis Ward’s phone The Indian Express
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-police-focus-on-23-chats-recovered-from-murray-dennis-wards-phone-4830639/

Michael Gerson - No More Pedophile Tourists
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/23/AR2007082301832.html

Southeast Asia a Haven for Pedophiles - ABC News:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=2325416

Karl Joseph Kraus, 90-year-old Australian ... - NY Daily News
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Arizona Man Who Photographed Sexual Abuse of Young Boys while Working in China Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison USAO-CDCA Department of Justice:
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World Briefing Asia: Indonesia: Pedophile Found Hanged - The New York Times
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Raleigh church youth director accused of having child porn :: WRAL.com
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Native English teacher accused of kissing students
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British Pedophile Arrested in Cambodia For Allegedly Raping Four Minors
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U.N. Report: Vatican Policies Allowed Priests To Rape Children - NBC News
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Justice Denied: Metropolitan Police cover up VIP ...
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Pedophiles find cover in parts of Asia - World news - Asia-Pacific NBC News
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Empowering pedophiles New York Post:
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The Catholic Church’s Latest Abuse Scandals Foreign Policy:
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National Review Online:
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Australia plans to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas - ABC News
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Philippines' Duterte asks head of human rights agency: 'Are you a pedophile?'
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120 child sex traffickers arrested, 84 kids rescued in FBI sting (VIDEO) — RT US News
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The pedophile tentacles that stretch from the Philippines into Australian homes : Preda Foundation, Inc.
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American ALT at Tokyo high school nabbed over alleged molestation - The Mainichi
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American paedophile planned to reenact movie Fifty Shades of Grey with Filipino victims - ASEAN/East Asia The Star Online
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Deluge of Child Abuse Allegations Shocks China
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The Impact of Pedophilia Crisis on the Church in Asia
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Catholic officials threaten to sue ex-altar boys
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‘It’s been a disaster’: Man suing Surrey Creep Catchers speaks out : vancouver
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Orlando man accused of adopting Filipino girl for sex Daily Mail Online
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The man with the naked piano - Salon.com
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White male serial killer Arthur Shawcross is a psychopath, guilty of killing 2 children and 11 prostitutes, has an Asian partner and a half-Asian daughter – an aggregate website devoted to exploring the darker, sociological implications of the world's greatest imbalance of interracial and intercultural relationships.
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Convicted Australian paedophile Peter Dundas Walbran is arrested after being caught working in a SCHOOL in Thailand Daily Mail Online
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Dutch Pedophile Sebastian Reuyl Sentenced to Five Years Prison in Cambodia
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American Brian Naswall gets 10 years for buying child sex in Cambodia Daily Mail Online:
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Robert Fiddes Ellis: Australian paedophile says molesting girls ‘not serious’
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Indian orphans sexually abused by western paedophile ring -- New Internationalist:
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2020.02.20 04:41 flesh_eating_turtle Masterpost on Cuban Socialism, With Sources

Introduction
The Republic of Cuba has had an extraordinary political influence for a nation its size. Its revolution served as an inspiration to victims of imperialism everywhere, and its socialist model has provided an example for the oppressed people of the world to follow. As such, it is the duty of all socialists to be well-informed about this nation.
As always, all sources will be listed at the end.
Pre-Revolutionary Cuba
Before learning about the achievements of Cuban socialism, we should take a moment to examine what life was like before the revolution. Fulgencio Batista's defenders will typically claim that living standards were better before the revolution. However, a quick examination of the facts will show this to be nonsense. It is true that Batista's reign saw relatively high GDP growth; however, human development indicators paint a far bleaker picture. According to a paper from Cornell University:
Opinions aside, although Cuba ranked as one of the most prosperous developing countries in the 1950s based on gross domestic product (GDP), social indicators for this period portray dismal social conditions, particularly among the rural peasants.
Batista's regime left the Cuban people (especially the large rural population) mired in poverty and illness. According to the aforementioned paper, contemporary studies reported a 91% malnutrition rate among agricultural workers. Though some commentators consider this figure to be too high, "it nonetheless conveys the magnitude of rural impoverishment." Infrastructure was also pitifully underdeveloped under Batista. According to the aforementioned paper:
According to the 1953 census, 54.1 percent of rural homes had no toilets of any kind. Only 2.3 percent of rural homes had indoor plumbing, compared with 54.6 of urban homes. In rural areas, 9.1 percent of houses had electricity, compared with 87 percent of houses in urban areas.
Illiteracy and unemployment were widespread under Batista:
Nearly one-quarter of people 10 years of age and older could not read or write, and the unemployment rate was 25 percent.
The high illiteracy rate is hardly surprising when one remembers the shoddy state of education in pre-revolutionary Cuba. According to an article in the Guardian:
In 1958, under the Batista dictatorship, half of Cuba's children did not attend school.
All of this is not even mentioning the imperialist domination, organized crime, and rampant exploitation that the Cuban people endured throughout Batista's reign. With all of this in mind, let us move on to examining the Cuban revolution and its achievements.
Economic and Nutritional Indicators After the Revolution
Since the very beginning, the Cuban revolution has been committed to the improvement of life for the people in both the economic and social spheres. According to a report from Oxfam America:
When Cuba’s revolution came to power in 1959, its model of development aimed to link economic growth with advances in social justice. From the start, transforming economic changes were accompanied by equally transforming social initiatives. For example, in 1959, Cuba carried out a profound agrarian reform which ended latifundia [land estate system] in the island and distributed land to thousands of formerly landless small farmers.
Despite economic pressure, Cuba has largely succeeded in providing a decent quality of life for its people. According to United Nations data, the unemployment rate in Cuba remains below 3%, as it has for decades. Unofficial rates may be slightly higher, but even twice this rate would still place Cuba far below the regional average (and far lower than under Batista).
According to the 2019 Global Hunger Index, Cuba is one of only seventeen nations on Earth (and only four in Latin America) to have a score lower than 5, signifying impressively low levels of hunger. Cuba's rate of undernourishment is below 2.5%.
According to a report from the FAO, "remarkably low percentages of child malnutrition put Cuba at the forefront of developing countries."
According to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture, the average Cuban consumes approx. 3300 calories per day, far above the Latin American and Caribbean average, and only slightly lower than in the United States. Approx. 2/3 of nutritional needs are met by monthly food rations, while the rest is bought independently. The report also states:
The Cuban economy has made remarkable progress toward recovery from the economic disaster generated by the collapse of the Soviet Bloc.
In its report on Cuba, the World Food Program (the food-assistance branch of the United Nations) states that that:
Over the last 50 years, comprehensive social protection programs have largely eradicated poverty and hunger. Food-based social safety nets include a monthly food basket for the entire population, school feeding programs, and mother-and-child health care programs.
This is especially impressive when Cuba is compared to other developing countries, and considering the decades of economic blockade that the nation has endured. The report also states:
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba ranks 72th out of 189 countries in the 2019 Human Development Index and is one of the most successful in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
An article in the Guardian addresses this topic:
...the evidence suggests that Cuba has made excellent progress towards the MDGs in the last decade, building on what are already universally acknowledged to be outstanding achievements in equitable health and education standards.
According to a new MDG Report Card by the Overseas Development Institute, Cuba is among the 20 best performing countries in the world.
The article also includes a statement from a Cuban economist on how this progress is made:
The Cuban economy is planned and we redistribute income from the most dynamic sectors, which generate most foreign exchange, towards those that are less dynamic but necessary for the country. That's how we maintain a budget to keep health and education high quality and free of charge to the user.
The revolution greatly improved the housing situation in Cuba, and also brought significant urban development. According to Oxfam America:
Initiatives in the cities were no less ambitious. Urban reform brought a halving of rents for Cuban tenants, opportunities for tenants to own their housing, and an ambitious program of housing construction for those living in marginal shantytowns. New housing, along with the implementation of measures to create jobs and reduce unemployment, especially among women, rapidly transformed the former shantytowns.
Finally, the social security and pensions system in Cuba has drastically improved since the revolution, as evidenced by this statement from the aforementioned Oxfam America report:
Both coverage and distribution have improved significantly since the revolution. With a pension system since the 1930's, Cuba was one of the first Latin American countries to establish one. It consisted of independent pension funds and by 1959 covered about 63% of workers, but the system varied greatly in terms of benefits and relied almost exclusively on workers' contributions. Since 1959, the program has been funded completely by the government. In 1958, about 63% of the labor force was covered for old age, disability, and survivors insurance; today, the coverage is universal.
Sustainable Development and Environmental Preservation
According to a study in the journal Ecological Economics, Cuba is the most sustainably developed country in the world. This is based on the Sustainable Development Index, which measures a nation's human development outcomes (health and education, per-capita income, etc.) and factors in the country's environmental impact. This result was confirmed in a separate report from the World Wildlife Fund.
Cuba is also one of the only nations to meet conditions for sustainable development, and has been praised by the WWF for its "enlightened environmental policies." Considering the increasingly urgent threat posed by climate change and environmental catastrophe, Cuba provides a model for the rest of the world to aspire to.
Healthcare Indicators
Cuba's healthcare system is one of its most impressive and well-known achievements. According to the aforementioned paper from Cornell University:
Cuba’s superior health indicators—highly ranked both regionally and globally—are attributed to the country’s universal primary healthcare services.
The Cuban health system is based on public investment and universal provision. According to a report from the National Association of Social Workers:
Cuba has the largest number of doctors per capita of any country in the world... the country devotes almost a quarter of its gross domestic product (GDP) to education and health care—nearly twice the percentage of U.S. GDP allotted to the same expenses. As a result, the country guarantees free education and health care for all citizens, and women receive six weeks of paid prenatal maternity leave and up to one year of paid leave after giving birth.
According to data from the World Bank, Cuba's life expectancy is slightly longer than that of the United States. Compare this to the pre-revolutionary era, when the Cuban life expectancy was approximately six years shorter than the American life expectancy.
Also, according to data from the World Bank, Cuba's infant mortality rate is approximately one-third lower than that of the United States. Compare this to the pre-revolutionary era, when the Cuban infant mortality rate was nearly double that of the USA.
Cuba has also made some amazing healthcare developments. According to the WHO, Cuba is the first nation in the world to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmission.
According to the Washington Post, Cuba has developed a potential vaccine against lung cancer, which has shown very promising results, and is being tested in the USA.
The Cuban experience provides an important model for other nations to follow. According to a study in the International Journal of Epidemiology (published by the Oxford University Press):
Cuba represents an important alternative example where modest infrastructure investments combined with a well-developed public health strategy have generated health status measures comparable with those of industrialized countries... If the Cuban experience were generalized to other poor and middle-income countries human health would be transformed.
An article in the Guardian summarizes this topic quite well:
Whether it is a consultation, dentures or open heart surgery, citizens are entitled to free treatment. As a result the impoverished island boasts better health indicators than its exponentially richer neighbour 90 miles across the Florida straits.
This is an enormously impressive achievement.
Educational Developments
Since the revolution, enormous strides have been made in education. One of the most significant developments was the National Literacy Campaign, spearheaded by Che Guevara. According to Oxfam America:
The National Literacy Campaign of 1961, recognized as one of the most successful initiatives of its kind, mobilized teachers, workers, and secondary school students to teach more than 700,000 persons how to read. This campaign reduced the illiteracy rate from 23% to 4% in the space of one year.
Before the revolution, literacy in Cuba was between 60% and 76%, depending on the estimates used. Today, the CIA World Factbook gives Cuba's literacy rate as 99.8%.
In addition, Cuba spends a higher percentage of GDP on education than any other nation in the world.
Infrastructural Developments
In 1959, approx. 50% of Cuban households had access to electricity. According to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund, by 1989, more than 95% of households had access to electricity, including in rural areas, which had previously been almost entirely deprived. Cuba also surpassed many of its neighbors in terms of electricity generation:
By 1990 Cuba had roughly 1.8 times more generating capacity per person than the Dominican Republic and 1.3 times more than Jamaica.
In Cuba, access to clean water and sanitation has greatly improved since the revolution. According to United Nations data, as of 2018, 96.4% of the urban population and 89.8% of the rural population had access to clean drinking water, while 94.4% of the urban population and 89.1% of the rural population had access to improved sanitation services:
An excellent article in the Independent discussed this issue quite well:
This is Fidel’s legacy. Clean water and electricity for all. And universal free education and healthcare. Cubans often joke that they’re healthier and better educated than Americans despite the 50-year-plus US blockade.
So for me, rural Cuba is Fidel’s Cuba. His ideals live on here – and the rural poor of Cuba have benefited the most from his cradle-to-grave policies. Here, the grandchildren of peasants really do go on to become consultant surgeons and commercial airline pilots.
This is an enormous credit to the revolution.
Social Policy
The Cuban revolution has also made great strides in eliminating discrimination and inequality. As the report from Oxfam America states:
Social policy has also favored the development of equity across society, including the equitable distribution of benefits across all sectors of the population, sometimes favoring the most vulnerable. In the last 40 years Cubans have greatly reduced differences in income between the lowest and the highest paid persons. Women have benefited significantly from the revolution as they have educated themselves and entered the labor force in large numbers. The differences among Cubans of different races have also been reduced.
Considering the widespread racial and gender discrimination that existed before the revolution, these achievements must be admired.
Popular Opinion in Cuba
According to an article published in the New Republic, Cubans are significantly more satisfied with their political system than Americans are with theirs. The same holds true for the healthcare and education systems:
More than two-thirds of Cubans—68 percent—are satisfied with their health care system. About 66 percent of Americans said the same in a November 2014 Gallup poll. Seventy-two percent of Cubans are satisfied with their education system, while an August 2014 Gallup poll found that less than half of Americans—48 percent—are “completely” or “somewhat” satisfied with the quality of K-12 education.
The Cuban people also recently ratified a new constitution, which reasserts the role of the Communist Party, and affirms that Cuba is a socialist state advancing towards communism. The constitution also includes some political and economic reforms, such as the recognition of small businesses, and the presumption of innocence in the court system. According to an article from Reuters, independent evidence supports the official vote tally (approx. 90% support):
The independent online newspaper El Toque asked readers to send in local tallies, a dozen of which showed overwhelming support for ratification.
Yoani Sanchez, "Cuba's best-known dissident," witnessed the count at her local polling station, reporting the results as "400 yes votes, 25 no votes and 4 blank ballots." This suggests that the official results were correct, and the Cuban people did overwhelmingly support the new constitution.
An article in the Independent, written by an author whose family lives in Cuba, sums this issue up well:
Most Cubans I speak to support the reshaping of the economy and the greater ties with the US. Just like us, they want to better their lives, they want a better mobile phone, a bigger house, they want to travel. But none of them would want to live in a Cuba, no matter how rich, without universal free education, free healthcare, cheap public transport and the lowest rates of violent crime in the Americas. None of them. This is Fidel's legacy.
While the Cuban people largely support economic reform and normalization of relations with the USA, their overall support for the achievements of their socialist system remains high. As the New Republic puts it:
Objective indicators, like the country's low infant mortality and illiteracy rates, have long shown that Cuba has relatively strong social services. This new polling data suggests that Cubans are well aware of it.
This is an important credit to the revolution.
"But What About the Cuban Exiles?"
The most common argument against Cuban socialism is that the Cuban exile population (and their strong distaste for socialism) somehow "proves" that socialist Cuba is terrible. However, this omits a key fact: the exiles come primarily from the wealthy class of Cuba. According to a study in the journal Social Problems (published by the Oxford University Press):
Comparison of the occupational, age, and educational composition of the community with the Cuban population indicates that the refugees are better educated and come from higher status occupations than the population from which they have exiled themselves... more recent exiles are more representative of the Cuban population, but the rural worker is still vastly underrepresented.
Another thing to consider is that the exile took place during a time of conflict and difficulty for Cuba; the revolution was still very new, and the government had not entirely established itself yet. This likely explains why there were some outliers (i.e. exiles from the working-class population), although the majority were still from the wealthy sectors of Cuban society.
Conclusion
Cuba is a nation with many problems; the economy has slowed since the fall of the Soviet Union (losing your only major trading partner tends to hurt a nation's economy), and international pressure from the USA continues to place Cuba under strain. However, the enormous achievements of the revolution cannot be overlooked; Cuba has provided first-world health and educational standards on a third-world budget, as well as above-average nutrition and infrastructure, all while standing up to the world's most powerful imperialist force, only ninety miles off its shores.
One struggles to find a proper statement with which to sum up the achievements of the Cuban revolution. Perhaps this one, from former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (from April 11, 2000):
Cuba’s achievements in social development are impressive given the size of its gross domestic product per capita. As the human development index of the United Nations makes clear year after year, Cuba should be the envy of many other nations, ostensibly far richer. [Cuba] demonstrates how much nations can do with the resources they have if they focus on the right priorities – health, education, and literacy.
This statement from the aforementioned Oxfam America report gives an excellent summary:
The difficult challenges facing Cuba as it moves forward are not unlike those facing social benefits systems everywhere: budget-buster pension and health costs, increasing demands due to economic crisis, demands to improve both efficiency and effectiveness. All face the challenge of engaging the participation of consumers and require the development of effective mechanisms for monitoring access, reach, and quality of services at the community level, particularly for vulnerable groups. But, unlike the people of many other countries, Cubans face these challenges as a people who have constructed a society that is equitable and humane. Those values and that experience inspire and inform new systems as Cuba moves into the future.
Perhaps the best statement is given by Aviva Chomsky in her book A History of the Cuban Revolution:
The Revolution has been wildly audacious, experimental, and diverse. It has evolved under often adverse circumstances. It created unprecedented socioeconomic equality, and showed the world that it is indeed possible for a poor, Third World country to feed, educate, and provide health care for its population... If we want to imagine a better world for all of us, I can think of no better place to start than by studying the Cuban Revolution.
That's something which we can all appreciate.
Sources
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2020.02.02 05:59 xdhpv Welcome to /r/HPV - A safe place to go when times are hard

Quote from /STD - it applies to /HPV either:
The sub is intended to help calm the anxiety that comes with a potential STD infection through education, awareness, and prevention techniques. If you have concerns about your health, please seek a health care provider to address the concerns you have. No subreddit's contents can replace actual medical care from a physician.
1. INTRODUCTION
As CDC says:
HPV infections are so common that nearly all men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. Most people never know that they have been infected and may give HPV to a sex partner without knowing it. Nearly 80 million Americans are currently infected with some type of HPV. About 14 million people in the United States become newly infected each year.
Most people with HPV never develop symptoms or health problems. Most HPV infections (9 out of 10) go away by themselves within two years. But, sometimes, HPV infections will last longer, and can cause certain cancers and other diseases. HPV infections can cause:
  • cancers of the cervix, vagina, and vulva in women;
  • cancers of the penis in men; and
  • cancers of the anus and back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils (oropharynx), in both women and men.
  • warts and genital warts
Most HPV infections are transient and asymptomatic, causing no symptoms. More than 90% of new HPV infections, including those caused by high-risk HPV types, clear or become undetectable within 2 years, and clearance usually occurs in the first 6 months after infection.
As dr Handsfield wrote:
Probably 25-30% of all sexually active men in North America or Europe are diagnosed at one time or another with genital warts. (...) Going further, at least 90% get HPV at least once, and at any point in time at least 50% of all men and women in their 20s and 30s have active HPV infections.
IMPORTANT message for MSM: please vaccinate yourself as soon as possible:
Participant mean age was 25 years (range = 18–40), with 48.9% self-identifying as gay and 86.5% reporting having sex exclusively with men. At baseline, 530 participants had HPV DNA present (61.1% with high-risk HPV, 84.9% with low-risk HPV)
source
FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9 to include individuals 27 through 45 years old
2. HOW TO KEEP MENTAL HEALTH DURING HPV INFECTION?
HPV infections are so common that nearly all men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. Most people never know that they have been infected and may give HPV to a sex partner without knowing it. Nearly 80 million Americans are currently infected with some type of HPV. About 14 million people in the United States become newly infected each year. source
"Women who reported self-destructive coping strategies, like drinking, smoking cigarettes or taking drugs when stressed, were more likely to develop an active HPV infection," said principal investigator Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD, FAAP, chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. "We also found that women who were depressed or perceived themselves to have lots of stress were more likely to have HPV persistence," she said, adding that this study is the first to show these connections between stress and HPV persistence. source
When researchers looked at the 10 most prevalent types of HPV, they noted 36% of prevalent infections persisted after six months, 20% persisted to 12 months, 13% persisted to 18 months and 9% persisted to 24 months (95% CI for all). source
Most HPV infections in young men and women are transient, lasting no more than one or two years. Usually, the body clears the infection on its own. It is estimated that the infection will persist in only about 1% of women. It is those infections that persist which may lead to cancer. There is some research that suggests that the virus can hide deep in the affected mucosa or skin for several years, below detectable levels. These are called “latent” infections. Having an HPV-positive test followed by an HPV-negative test might mean two different things: that the virus has been completely cleared by the body, or that the level of infection is so small that laboratory tests cannot detect it. Thus, HPV might “reappear” several years after an infection (whether or not it was treated) when the immune system weakens (because of aging, pregnancy, illness, etc.) and then cause lesions. It is unknown what proportion of HPV infections go latent, nor what proportions are truly cleared by the body.
https://mcgill.ca/traphpv/hpvfacts
HPV infection is necessary but not sufficient to develop CIN. More than 90% of infections are spontaneously cleared by the immune system within one year without treatment. Approximately 60% of CIN 1 lesions regress without treatment and less than 1% progress to cancer. However, it is estimated that 5% of CIN 2 and 12% of CIN 3 cases will progress to invasive cancer if untreated. In general, it takes 10 to 20 years for CIN to progress to cancer, allowing a significant time period for detection and treatment. Progression from CIN to cancer requires persistent HPV infection.
Co-factors associated with persistent HPV infection and progression of disease include smoking, HIV infection, and other types of immunosuppression.
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Previous studies have reported that women with lower intakes of vegetables and fruits as well as vitamins A, C, and E have a higher risk of high grade CIN and CC [9,12]. Accordingly, our study highlighted the protective role of the prudent dietary pattern, a Mediterranean-like diet pattern, which was negatively associated with the risk of CIN2+. Particularly, CIN2+ risk was lower among women with medium–high adherence, compared to those with low adherence to the prudent pattern. source
People who eat fruits and vegetables, which happen to be good sources of antioxidants and other phytochemicals, have a lower risk of heart disease and some neurological diseases, and there is evidence that some types of vegetables and fruits in general, protect against a number of cancers as epidemiological studies revealed, without providing the answer whether any specific bioactive molecules within fruit and vegetable have a special contribution on lower incidence. However, 80% of American children and adolescents and 68% of adults do not eat five portions a day. Inadequate dietary intakes of vitamins and minerals are widespread, most likely due to excessive consumption of energy-rich, micronutrient-poor, and refined food. source
Multiple studies have found both smoking and alcohol use to be significant risk factors of persistent oral and genital HPV infection. It has been proposed that the carcinogens in cigarette smoke increase viral load as well as the likelihood of cancerous transformation of the epithelial cells infected with HPV. source
See this post about food supplements and immunostimulants and this Table of Evidence about alternative treatments.
“HPV is extraordinarily common and is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Almost every sexually active person gets exposed to at least one, if not several, of the 15 carcinogenic viruses,” said Mark Schiffman, MD, head of the HPV unit at the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
“If you’ve got HIV, you’ve got HIV, but if you’ve got HPV, you’re about to not have HPV,” Schiffman said. “Nine out of 10 times you don’t have it in two years. Maybe your body suppresses it like chickenpox, maybe it is completely gone, but the result is that you are OK.”
“If you look at the curve, what it shows is that if you wait six months, you’ve gotten rid of half your worry,” Schiffman said.
https://www.reddit.com/HPV/comments/9k1yr0/hpv_disclosure_open_discussion/
3. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (F.A.Q)
Q: I have a que...
Before asking any questions download and read the CDC's guideline:
Q: Can I upload my photos to /HPV?
No, you can't. There are special subreddits such as /IsThisHPV /genitalwarts /Warts where you can upload your photos. Besides of that only a real doctor can diagnose you. Some people think that Fordyce spots, Vestibular papillomatosis, Pearly penile papules or Molluscum are warts.
Q: I'm a virgin. Can I have genital warts?
Very unlikely. You can search Google for keywords:
Q: How to deal with stress?
Check this NHS website:
Q: Does HPV infection mean infidelity?
HPV is often shared between partners and can lie dormant for many years; having HPV does not imply infidelity, nor should it necessarily raise concerns about a partner’s health.
https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/hpv-cancer.htm
Q: Does removing genital warts remove the infection?
No (that's why recurrence rates are high).
Q: Will I have genital warts forever?
Only ~1% people with low risk HPV have recurrent genital warts.
Q: What are genital warts transmission rates?
Genital warts are very contagious, with an estimated rate of infection between 60 and 75 percent from unprotected exposure (NIAID, 2004; Soper, 2002). The incubation period for genital warts is usually between three weeks and six months, but it may last for years after exposure (ASHA, 1998; ASHA, 2006).
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Q: Will I have oral warts?
Around 0.5% people have oral warts and 5% people with HIV, so there is no need to panic about oral warts. If you want to get a proper diagnosis then see ENT (Ear Neck Throat) doctor.
Oral warts are usually asymptomatic, may be persistent or uncommonly, may regress spontaneously. HPV-associated oral warts have a prevalence of 0.5% in the general population, occur in up to 5% of HIV-seropositive subjects, and in up to 23% of HIV-seropositive subjects on highly active antiretroviral therapy.
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Q: Should I vaccinate myself if I have / had HPV infection?
Check these links and decide by yourself:
Search for the paragraph named "HPV Prophylactic Vaccines Used as Therapeutic Vaccines":
Q: I'm scared of HPV vaccine. I saw many scary stories on anti-vaxx websites.
See this PDF file:
Q: Is Gardasil really safe?
It seems so:
Q: How effective is Gardasil? How about 1 shot? How about 2 shots?
Check these links:
Q: How long does Gardasil work?
At least 12 years:
Vaccine effectiveness of 100% (95% CI 94·7–100) was demonstrated for ≥12 years, with a trend toward continued protection through 14 years post-vaccination. Seropositivity rates at study conclusion were >90% (HPV6/11/16) and 52% (HPV18) using competitive Luminex immunoassay, and >90% (all four HPV types) using the more sensitive IgG Luminex immunoassay.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589537020301450
Q: I have many questions but I can't see a doctor. What can I do?
Check this website:
Q: Should I disclose my active/previous infections?
Check this link:
How about HPV and relationships?
Here is dr Handsfield's opinion: answer to the question #4882
Over time, almost all HPV infections are suppressed or entirely eradicated by the immune system.
Our usual advice about genital warts is that people should either abstain with new partners, or advise potential partners of their infection, for 3-6 months after treatment, then not necessary if no recurrence of the wart. These are not science-based guidelines, just a common sense approach of many STD experts.
But none of this applies to current, ongoing partner(s). You can safely assume regular partners have already been repeatedly exposed, and no need or benefit to stopping contact now. That horse is long out of the barn, no use in closing the door now.
https://www.askexpertsnow.com/ask-the-experts/
Q: Is HPV for life?
Comment from /Virology CJay07
I studied HPV for my PhD work, and the statement that "HPV is with you for life" isn't accurate. Most sexually active individuals are infected with HPV at one point during their lifetime. Epidemiological estimates range from 60-80% by the time you reach your forties. However, most infections are cleared by the immune system within a few months. A small subset of those individuals that do not clear the virus maintain a persistent infection (~1-2 years), but even those infections get cleared. An even smaller set of people go on to cancer. By that time however, the virus is generally long gone. One common situation in HPV-associated cancer is where the viral genome accidentally becomes a part of the host chromosome and the oncogenic (tumor promoting) elements of the virus become constitutively expressed. Those elements lead to rapid cell growth, among other things. Despite a little bit of the viral genome present at this stage, no viral particles can (or will be) produced.
HPV infects basal epithelial stem cells, which are self renewing and give rise to the rest of the skin architecture. Here, the virus is maintained as an episome (viral DNA tethered to the host chromosome). There are no in tact virus particles here. Just viral DNA. It takes about three weeks for daughter cells (cells produced from the epithelial stem cells) to reach the surface, and it is not until during the final stages of cellular differentiation (cells becoming keratinized, stratifying, forming the uppermost layers of the skin) that you actually get the production of infectious virus particles. The virus coat (capsid), which envelops and protects the viral DNA, is produced very late during skin differentiation. This is a very fancy mechanism for immune evasion if you think about it. The superficial layers of the skin are not routinely surveyed by the immune system (because these cells are going to die), so by the time HPV expresses its most immunogenic products (the capsid proteins), immune cells are rarely to be found. This is one thought for how HPV can persist for so long (months to years), although the virus has many other "tricks" up its sleeve to hide from the immune system. With all that being said, when I say "virus is cleared", I mean the viral DNA is gone from its reservoir cell (the epithelial stem cell). Once that is gone, you don't have new viral particles being produced, and those particles that are hanging out on/in the skin will be lost during the natural turnover of the skin. This process wouldn't take long. It's more on the order of weeks, rather than years.
Other opinions:
Virologist, John Doorbar about HPV clearance and latency:
Q: How many people have latent infections?
In case of women (results from 15 years):
Most CIN3+ cases (76%) were diagnosed in women who were positive at baseline (the first known positive HPV result); 16% were attributed to apparent newly detected infections and 3% to possible reappearing infections.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32141607
Q: What is low risk HPV clearance time?
Information submitted by IvoryHorse:
Q: Why HPV clearance takes so much time?
The host’s immune response to HPV infection (humoral immunity, mainly IgG) is usually slow, weak, wane over time, and varied considerably with many women not seroconverting. Generally, close to half of the individuals seroconvert to L1 protein of HPV 16, 18, or 6 within 18 months. Other HPV antigens [E1, E2, E6, and L2] do not evoke any antibody responses in patients with acute or persistent HPV infection. Natural infection-elicited antibodies may not provide complete protection to HPV over time. A recent WHO position paper stated that host antibodies, mostly directed against the viral L1 protein, do not necessarily protect against subsequent infection by the same HPV genotype.
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Q: I'm worried about oral HPV...I'm worried about GWs transmission...
Please read answers made by dr Handsfield: Oral HPV questions and Genital warts transmission on Ask the Experts website.
More informations about oral HPV:
Read these links before asking questions about oral HPV.
Q: What are the first-line treatments against genital warts?
You can try Cryotherapy, Imiquimod / Aldara, Podophyllotoxin, Veregen, Laser surgery. Don't use Podophyllin. The problem with all treatments is that there are high recurrence rates. Removing GWs doesn't mean HPV clearance. It's just removing symptoms.
Q: How about urethral warts?
You can ask your doctor about Laser surgery, electrocauterization (painful), ingenol mebutate (expensive) or photodynamic therapy.
Q: I'm gay. What doctor should I see?
Q: What are the first-line treatments against nongenital warts?
Salicylic acid and Cryotherapy. Check this article:
Q: Can immunotherapy be used against warts?
Yes, please check this link and download the PDF file:
Q: How to use Podophyllotoxin? How to use Imiquimod? How to use...?
Q: How effective are treatments against genital warts?
See this PDF:
Another study:
The most efficacious treatments compared to placebo were surgery (RR 10.54; CI 95% 4.53–24.52), ablative therapy + imiquimod (RR 7.52; CI 95% 4.53–24.52), and electrosurgery (RR 7.10; CI 95% 3.47–14.53). SUCRA values confirmed the superiority of surgery (90.9%), ablative therapy + imiquimod (79.8%), and electrosurgery (77.1%). The most efficacious patient-administered treatments were podophyllotoxin 0.5% solution (63.5%) and podophyllotoxin 0.5% cream (62.2%).
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Q: My doctor suggested podophyllin against genital warts. Should I use it?
Read this PDF:
Q: Which treatments should I use?
Ask your doctos. They finished medical schools and get money from you. Let them do their job. If your doctor is ignorant then find a better one.
Q: Can I use OTC freeze kits against GWs?
No. Avoid ignorant and dangerous ideas from some random people/websites. Dr School's clearly states:
Do not use on areas with thin skin such as the face, armpits, breasts, bottom, or genitals. Use on these areas may cause burns and permanent scarring.
Do not use on moles, birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them, genital (on penis or vaginal areas) warts, or on warts on the face or mucous membranes (such as inside mouth, nose, anus, genitals, lips, ears or near eyes). It may cause burns and permanent scarring of skin or blindness.
Q: My doctor gave me Podophyllotoxin... My doctor gave me Imiquimod / Aldara… can I use it more often? I'm really desperated.
No. Don't do it. You will get serious side-effects. Stick to the instructions from your doctor and from the leaflets. One time I used Podophyllotoxin for 3.5 days (it should be used for 3 days) and it created small wounds in my genital area. It wasn't a nice experience.
Q: Can I combine Cryotherapy and Podophyllotoxin?
See this clinical study and ask your doctor.
Q: What is the cheapest/easiest way to lower chances for GW recurrences?
Propably it's genital warts removal combined with oral Zinc or Zinc Sulphate. Unfortunately Zinc can cause side-effects in some people. Always read the original clinical studies to know all details (i.e. about dosage).
See this post:
Q: How about Inosine Pranobex?
See this PDF about Inosine Pranobex.
Q: Can Zinc be useful against nongenital warts?
See this PDF: Oral Zinc for warts.
Q: Many clinical studies are locked behind pay walls. What to do?
Please use www.sci-hub.se website. Usually it's enough to copy and paste DOI to download PDF with selected clinical study.
Q: Are there any medicines that boosts immune system?
Yes, there is Inosine Pranobex and it's quite popular in central Europe. Unfortunately it can cause some side-effects. The generic names of Inosine Pranobex are i.e. Groprinosin, Neosine. You can check the leaflet: PDF file.
Q: What is the cheapest supplement that might be useful against high risk HPV infections?
Propably it's Casein hydrolysate and some vitamins. Unfortunately it tastes terrible. You can check the study about HuPaVir that contains Casein hydrolysate:
Q: Are there any new therapies against genital warts?
There is ISDIN Verrutop, which can be used against nongenital and genital warts. It's made in Spain but can be ordered from online shop in Portugal. ISDIN Verrutop should be applied by health professionals. Check its leaflet: LINK.
Q: Is it safe to get pregnant soon after LEEP procedure?
It will be better if you will wait at least 12 months.
Five hundred ninety-six patients met inclusion criteria. Median time from LEEP to pregnancy was significantly shorter for women with an spontaneous abortion (20 months, interquartile range 11.2–40.9 vs. 31 months, interquartile range 18.7–51.2, p-value 0.01), but did not differ for women with a term birth compared to preterm birth. Women with a time interval shorter than 12 months compared to 12 months or more had a significantly increased risk for spontaneous abortion (17.9% vs. 4.6%, aOR 5.6, 95%CI 2.5–12.7).
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Q: Are there any new therapies for women?
Please check this study about gel called Biguanelle: LINK and Papilocare: LINK.
Q: Are there any effective laser therapies (besides laser surgery)?
There is photodynamic therapy (effective against genital warts and CIN)
By 1 week after the last treatment, the complete clearance rate was 95.93% in the ALA‐PDT group and 100% in CO2 laser group (P>0.05). The clearance rate of CA at male urethral orifice was100% in the ALA‐PDT group and 100% in the CO2 laser group (P>0.05). The overall recurrence rate calculated by the end of the entire follow‐up period was significantly lower in the ALA‐PDT group than that in the CO2 laser group (9.38% vs 17.39%, P<0.05).
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All patients achieved complete clinical remission one week after the last session of treatment, and human papillomavirus loads decreased significantly. Six months follow-up after completion of therapy, none of the patients had recurrence.
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and Pulsed Dye Laser therapy (effective against genital and non genital warts).
Complete resolution of treated warts was achieved in 96% of lesions. Side effects were limited, transient and infrequent. Lesion recurrence rate was 5%.
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Unfortunately both therapies are not available for the most people.
Q: What are the recurrence rates for genital warts?
You can find the answer for this question (and other basic questions) in CDC manual.
Recurrence of anogenital warts within 3 months is common (approximately 30%), whether clearance occurs spontaneously or following treatment.
Q: I have strong genital warts outbreaks. Why?
There are many possibilities, for example:
Q: I have Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. Is there any hope for me?
Please check clinical studies about RRP and Gardasil. You can also check the studies about MVA E2 therapeutic vaccine.
Q: I don't have a health insurance. Can I use Apple Cider Vinegar? ACV?
ACV can cause chemical burns, scars or make your skin thicker. It's always better to see a doctor than try not reliable "home remedies". If you live in the USA then Planned Parenthood clinics should be affordable.
One Redditor wrote:
As soon as I realized [that I have genital warts] I went to the doctor and she gave me some medicine but then I freaked out and stopped using the medicine and instead used vinegar method which worked but left big scars and it spread like crazy.
Another Redditor wrote:
Do not I repeat do not use ACV it seriously fucked me up thank God I didn't use it in the glans and only the shaft. If you wanna see what it did to me I can do you a picture and it will change your mind fast. It looked like my dick got road rash.
Q: Can I shave my genital area?
It's better to trim genital hair than shave.
Q: Where can I find the informations about different HPV strains? Is there any list of different strains?
Check this PDF file:
Q: Are there any therapeutic vaccines?
There aren't any comercially available therapeutic vaccines, however there are some vaccines that showed efficiency in clinical studies:
There are many ongoing clinical trials:
Besides of that some scientists / dermatologists use:
Search Google Scholar for more informations about each vaccine.
Q: Can nongenital wart spread to genital area? Can genital wart spread to nongenital area?
In the most cases - no. Some HPV strains know how to infect either areas with mucosa (i.e. penis, vagina, anus, mouth) or normal skin. Unfortunately one study showed that HPV7 can infect both areas:
PCR screening for HPV7 in other 190 individual AGW specimens revealed 25 positive cases (13.16%), of which the amplified fragments were sequenced and confirmed to be HPV7 sequences. Although HPV7 was generally found in hand warts and recently also in warts in toe webs, our data suggested that the role of HPV7 in AGW should be considered in the future clinical test and vaccine development for AGWs.
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Q: How about hand-to-genital HPV transmission?
Clinicians can reassure their patients that HPV transmission is unlikely to occur through hand-to-genital contact. The majority of genital HPV infections are likely to be caused by genital-to-genital sexual transmission.
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Q: Can low-risk HPV strains cause carcinomas and HSIL?
It's rare but possible.
Anal squamous cell carcinomas are predominantly associated with high‐risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), particularly HPV 16, similar to cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Although the presence of “low‐risk” HPVs, in particular genotypes 6 and 11, have occasionally been reported in various HPV‐related anogenital cancers, the overall distribution of these genotypes in the anal canal and perianal tissue may differ to that in the cervix. In addition, although the majority of anal and perianal cancers are associated with HPV, some are not; hence, confirmation of direct association of the virus within a lesion is important. Using laser capture microdissection, anal and perianal invasive carcinomas and high‐grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs) in biopsies previously associated with HPV 6 or 11 alone were isolated from tissue sections and HPV genotype tested. Of seven cases tested, four invasive carcinomas were positive for HPV 6 only, one invasive carcinoma was negative for HPV and two HSILs were positive for HPV 11 only. (...) From these results, we confirm that HPV 6 and 11 can occasionally be associated with high‐grade lesion and anal cancer.
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Q: Can high-risk HPV mimic genital warts?
Studies have shown that oncogenic genotypes 16 and 18 may be also related with condylomatous lesions in nearly 12% of cases. Moreover, HPV-driven VSCC and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) are mainly related to HPV-16, although other HPV subtypes are also frequent. It has been proven that approximately 10-15% of women with vulvar HPV-changes have genital warts on the cervix, and 50% of them show cytological and colposcopic evi- dences of HPV infections. Therefore, inappropriate treatment of both low and high-risk HPV sub- types infections carries a significant risk factor for the development of precursor lesions and neoplasia.
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Q: I'm a male. Should I know something more about HPV?
Yes, please see this article: Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infections in Men as a Factor for the Development of Cervical Cancer.
Q: Is it possible to get tested? Can males get tested?
If you are a woman, then you can ask your doctor for a pap smear and HPV test. Besides of that some companies offer HPV testing, however their tests are not approved by FDA. See this quote:
Many are methods for HPV detection used in cervical cancer screening as well as in the study and management of patients with cytological alterations of the lower genital tract. Need for HPV detection methods in men are numerous: screening for both partnegender; anogenital warts; recurrent respiratory papillomatosis; HPV-related cancer in men; fertility. No HPV test for men has been approved by the FDA, nor has any test been approved for detection of the virus in areas other than the cervix. Many are methods for HPV detection that have shown their usefulness in some of the pathologies associated with male HPV but, despite this, none of them has been approved for man.
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Q: Is pap smear a HPV test?
No. Pap smear checks if there are any abnormal cells. HPV PCR test checks if there are any HPV strains in the selected area (i.e. cervix). Doctors can take samples for pap smear and HPV test during 1 procedure.
See the CDC website:
Q: How about acetowhite test?
The sensitivity of the acetowhite test for hyperplastic warts is very high, but for other types of warts is low. Detection of subclinical HPV-infected areas is difficult; the acetowhite test did not assist in the identification of additional areas of infection in our patients.
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Q: How about HPV and IUD or contraceptives?
Check the post submitted by MysteriousPace2: Research on IUDs and HPV.
Q: I would like to try medicinal mushrooms...
Unfortunately lots of food supplements contain useless starch and many companies lie about their products. They sell placebo and use mumbo-jumbo language. You can check results of one research: Evaluation on quality consistency of Ganoderma lucidum dietary supplements collected in the United States. If you want to use medicinal mushrooms then always use extracts and check their active ingredients (i.e. beta-glucans, triterpenes, cordycepin).
Q: I would like to know something more about... ?
Please open Google Scholar and use keywords that are interesting for you. You can also search Ask the Experts website.
A few questions and answers from Ask the Experts website:
4. QUICK LINKS = MORE INFORMATIONS
Genital warts
Recurrent genital warts
Nongenital warts - common warts, plantar warts, periungual warts...
CIN 1, CIN 2, CIN 3
Immunostimulants: Inosine Pranobex, AHCC, medicinal mushrooms, Zinc...
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2020.01.29 14:12 XSaraXPoeX The AIDS Crisis, We Were There!

Free pdf Download; HIV Risk for Lesbians, Bisexuals & Other Women Who Have Sex With Women
Photo; "Rare Cancer" 1981
In 1981, an unknown epidemic was spreading across America. In June of that year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newsletter mentioned five cases of a strange pneumonia in Los Angeles. By July, 40 cases of a rare skin cancer were reported by doctors working in the gay communities of New York and San Francisco. By August, the Associated Press reported that two rare diseases, the skin cancer Kaposi's sarcoma and pneumocystis, a form of pneumonia caused by a parasitic organism, had infected over 100 gay men in America, killing over half of them.
Video; NBC's Earliest Report on AIDS, 1982
At the end of 1981, 121 men had died from the strange disease; in 1982, the disease was given a name; by 1984, two different scientists had isolated the virus causing it; in 1986, that virus was named HIV. By the end of the decade, in 1989, 27,408 people died from AIDS.
Article; ACT UP Changed Everything
The story of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America is often, rightly so, the stories of gay and bisexual men, as they were the demographic most affected. However, women played a huge role in caring for the sick and dying, as well as standing on the front lines with groups like ACT UP, AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, to demand the government take substantive action on the issue. All too often their tales have been overlooked.
Video; "Radical" AIDS Activist Group ACT UP Flashback NBC Out
Marion Banzhaf and Alexis Danzig are among the veterans of ACT UP. As fear and homophobia paralyzed not just the broader American public but much of government and the medical establishment, ACT UP agitated for patients' rights in an unprecedented way. Banzhaf and Danzig's contributions are among those which supported social and institutional change, from accelerated drug approval to the development of formal needle exchange programs, and saved millions of lives by hastening the advent of protease inhibitors in 1996.
Photo; Britian Threatened
Documentary; United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
Women of the lesbian community quickly emerged at the forefront of the fight against the disease. They armed themselves with information and went out into the community to help. They founded organizations to provide services and support to people with HIV/AIDS. They developed education and prevention programs within established institutions like the Whitman-Walker Clinic. They raised awareness in any way they could.
Watch Lesbian Activists Talk About Their Work During the AIDS Epidemic Logo
Colevia Carter first heard about a disease that was killing gay men around 1982. By 1984, she had organized the first D.C. conference on Women and HIV/AIDS and began a program in D.C. correctional facilities, where she worked, to educate inmates about the disease.
Article; This Is about People Dying: The Tactics of Early ACT UP and Lesbian Avengers in New York City
Valerie Papaya Mann, a performance artist, poet, and community organizer, drew upon her skills in creating community spaces to contribute to fighting HIV/AIDS. Mann led the way when she designed the first outreach media campaign materials targeted to the African-American community in the early ’80s.
We Were Here; David Weissman's critically-acclaimed 2012 documentary about the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco
Patricia Nalls was diagnosed with HIV in 1986, shortly after losing her husband and daughter to AIDS. At that time, most services for people with HIV/AIDS were geared toward gay men. Seeing a need for services and support more appropriate for women with HIV/AIDS, Nalls founded The Women’s Collective, an organization that provides programs and services implemented by women for women whose lives have been dramatically changed by HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Patricia Hawkins provided mental health and social services at the height of the AIDS epidemic through the Whitman-Walker Clinic, eventually joining the Clinic’s board with responsibility for its AIDS programs. Of her work at Whitman-Walker, she says, “The philosophy was very clearly, ‘If people need it, then we’ll figure out a way to deliver it. We’ll figure out a way to fund it.’ And that’s what we did.”
Article; Female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV
As gay men began voluntarily withdrawing from blood donation in the early 1980s, lesbians in community with gay men in several U.S. cities organized drives to replenish the blood supply. However, after the initial publicity, mention of lesbian blood drives in print was both scarce and brief.
In 1983, the Women’s Caucus of the San Diego Democratic Club formed the San Diego Blood Sisters and organised regular drives to ensure there was enough blood available to meet demand. Barbara Vick and her partner, now wife, had been a regular blood donor in San Diego when the ban on MSM blood donation came in.
"Suddenly, the hospitals were full of lesbians who were volunteering. Volunteering to go into those rooms and help my friends who were dying. I remember being so moved by them because gay men hadn’t been too kind to lesbians. We’d call them ‘fish’ and make fun of the butch dykes in the bars – and yet, there they were." ~ Jon was a gay man living in San Francisco during the HIV outbreak in the 1980s.
The drives offered much more than a ready blood supply. It was about reaching out and letting the sick know they were loved and part of a community. The stigma attached not only to HIV, but also to homosexuality, meant many young men were rejected by their families and left to die alone.
Photo; The women of ACT UP
There was also a strong sense the gay community had been abandoned by a government who couldn’t bring themselves to talk about gay men. President Regan did not speak publicly about Aids until 1987 - after 36,058 Americans had been diagnosed with HIV and an estimated 20,000 had already died.
Photo; AIDS, People Are Dying To Know
The support offered to the sick by ordinary people was vital in the fight against HIV, but also in challenging stigma and injustice. Groups like the Blood Sisters were about more than fighting Aids: they were about fighting prejudice, uniting a community and showing the authorities that blood really is thicker than water.
Photo from the San Francisco Sentinal
Free pdf Download; AIDS Timeline
edit; The Rainbow History Project Presents "Women Leadership, Lesbian Activists & the DC AIDS Crisis: A Historical Discussion
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2020.01.05 23:34 flesh_eating_turtle Masterpost on Cuban Socialism, With Sources

Introduction
The Republic of Cuba has had an extraordinary political influence for a nation its size. Its revolution served as an inspiration to victims of imperialism everywhere, and its socialist model has provided an example for the oppressed people of the world to follow.
Since Bernie Sanders' complementary statements on certain aspects of the Cuban Revolution, the socialist island has found itself pushed back somewhat into the popular discourse. As such, it is the duty of all socialists to be well-informed about this nation.
As always, all sources will be listed at the end.
Pre-Revolutionary Cuba
Before learning about the achievements of Cuban socialism, we should take a moment to examine what life was like before the revolution. Fulgencio Batista's defenders will typically claim that living standards were better before the revolution. However, a quick examination of the facts will show this to be nonsense. It is true that Batista's reign saw relatively high GDP growth; however, human development indicators paint a far bleaker picture. According to a paper from Cornell University:
Opinions aside, although Cuba ranked as one of the most prosperous developing countries in the 1950s based on gross domestic product (GDP), social indicators for this period portray dismal social conditions, particularly among the rural peasants.
Batista's regime left the Cuban people (especially the large rural population) mired in poverty and illness. According to the aforementioned paper, contemporary studies reported a 91% malnutrition rate among agricultural workers. Though some commentators consider this figure to be too high, "it nonetheless conveys the magnitude of rural impoverishment." Health conditions are summarized by a study in the West Indian Medical Journal:
Poor hygiene, inefficient sanitation and malnutrition [contributed] to the infant mortality rate of 60 per 1000 lives, maternal mortality rate of 125.3 per 1000, [and] a general mortality rate of 6.4 per 1000.
The rural population in particular suffered from dismal health conditions; according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health:
Cuba had only 1 rural hospital, only 11% of farm worker families drank milk, and rural infant mortality stood at 100 per 1000 live births.
Infrastructure was also pitifully underdeveloped under Batista. According to the aforementioned Cornell paper:
According to the 1953 census, 54.1 percent of rural homes had no toilets of any kind. Only 2.3 percent of rural homes had indoor plumbing, compared with 54.6 of urban homes. In rural areas, 9.1 percent of houses had electricity, compared with 87 percent of houses in urban areas.
Illiteracy and unemployment were widespread under Batista:
Nearly one-quarter of people 10 years of age and older could not read or write, and the unemployment rate was 25 percent.
The high illiteracy rate is hardly surprising when one remembers the shoddy state of education in pre-revolutionary Cuba. According to an article in the Guardian:
In 1958, under the Batista dictatorship, half of Cuba's children did not attend school.
All of this is not even mentioning the imperialist domination, organized crime, and rampant exploitation that the Cuban people endured throughout Batista's reign. With all of this in mind, let us move on to examining the Cuban revolution and its achievements.
Economic and Nutritional Indicators After the Revolution
Since the very beginning, the Cuban revolution has been committed to the improvement of life for the people in both the economic and social spheres. According to a report from Oxfam America:
When Cuba’s revolution came to power in 1959, its model of development aimed to link economic growth with advances in social justice. From the start, transforming economic changes were accompanied by equally transforming social initiatives. For example, in 1959, Cuba carried out a profound agrarian reform which ended latifundia [the land estate system] in the island and distributed land to thousands of formerly landless small farmers.
Despite economic pressure, Cuba has largely succeeded in providing a decent quality of life for its people. According to United Nations data, the unemployment rate in Cuba remains below 3%, as it has for decades. Unofficial rates may be slightly higher, but even twice this rate would still place Cuba far below the regional average (and far lower than under Batista).
According to the 2019 Global Hunger Index, Cuba is one of only seventeen nations on Earth (and only four in Latin America) to have a score lower than 5, signifying impressively low levels of hunger. Cuba's rate of undernourishment is below 2.5%.
According to a report from Our World in Data (based at the University of Oxford), Americans are more than twice as likely as Cubans to die from malnutrition.
According to a report from the FAO, "remarkably low percentages of child malnutrition put Cuba at the forefront of developing countries."
According to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture, the average Cuban consumes approx. 3300 calories per day, far above the Latin American and Caribbean average, and only slightly lower than in the United States. Approx. 2/3 of nutritional needs are met by monthly food rations, while the rest is bought independently. The report also states:
The Cuban economy has made remarkable progress toward recovery from the economic disaster generated by the collapse of the Soviet Bloc.
In its report on Cuba, the World Food Program (the food-assistance branch of the United Nations) states that that:
Over the last 50 years, comprehensive social protection programs have largely eradicated poverty and hunger. Food-based social safety nets include a monthly food basket for the entire population, school feeding programs, and mother-and-child health care programs.
This is especially impressive when Cuba is compared to other developing countries, and considering the decades of economic blockade that the nation has endured. The report also states:
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba ranks 72th out of 189 countries in the 2019 Human Development Index and is one of the most successful in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
An article in the Guardian addresses this topic:
...the evidence suggests that Cuba has made excellent progress towards the MDGs in the last decade, building on what are already universally acknowledged to be outstanding achievements in equitable health and education standards.
According to a new MDG Report Card by the Overseas Development Institute, Cuba is among the 20 best performing countries in the world.
The article also includes a statement from a Cuban economist on how this progress is made:
The Cuban economy is planned and we redistribute income from the most dynamic sectors, which generate most foreign exchange, towards those that are less dynamic but necessary for the country. That's how we maintain a budget to keep health and education high quality and free of charge to the user.
The revolution greatly improved the housing situation in Cuba, and also brought significant urban development. According to Oxfam America:
Initiatives in the cities were no less ambitious. Urban reform brought a halving of rents for Cuban tenants, opportunities for tenants to own their housing, and an ambitious program of housing construction for those living in marginal shantytowns. New housing, along with the implementation of measures to create jobs and reduce unemployment, especially among women, rapidly transformed the former shantytowns.
Finally, the social security and pensions system in Cuba has drastically improved since the revolution, as evidenced by this statement from the aforementioned Oxfam America report:
Both coverage and distribution have improved significantly since the revolution. With a pension system since the 1930's, Cuba was one of the first Latin American countries to establish one. It consisted of independent pension funds and by 1959 covered about 63% of workers, but the system varied greatly in terms of benefits and relied almost exclusively on workers' contributions. Since 1959, the program has been funded completely by the government. In 1958, about 63% of the labor force was covered for old age, disability, and survivors insurance; today, the coverage is universal.
All in all, living standards have improved greatly since the revolution.
Sustainable Development and Environmental Preservation
According to a study in the journal Ecological Economics, Cuba is the most sustainably developed country in the world. This is based on the Sustainable Development Index, which measures a nation's human development outcomes (health and education, per-capita income, etc.) and factors in the country's environmental impact. This result was confirmed in a separate report from the World Wildlife Fund.
Cuba is also one of the only nations to meet conditions for sustainable development, and has been praised by the WWF for its "enlightened environmental policies." Considering the increasingly urgent threat posed by climate change and environmental catastrophe, Cuba provides a model for the rest of the world to aspire to.
Healthcare Indicators
Cuba's healthcare system is one of its most impressive and well-known achievements. According to the aforementioned paper from Cornell University:
Cuba’s superior health indicators—highly ranked both regionally and globally—are attributed to the country’s universal primary healthcare services.
The Cuban health system is based on public investment and universal provision. According to a report from the National Association of Social Workers:
Cuba has the largest number of doctors per capita of any country in the world... the country devotes almost a quarter of its gross domestic product (GDP) to education and health care—nearly twice the percentage of U.S. GDP allotted to the same expenses. As a result, the country guarantees free education and health care for all citizens, and women receive six weeks of paid prenatal maternity leave and up to one year of paid leave after giving birth.
According to data from the World Bank, Cuba's life expectancy is slightly longer than that of the United States. Compare this to the pre-revolutionary era, when the Cuban life expectancy was approximately six years shorter than the American life expectancy.
Also, according to data from the World Bank, Cuba's infant mortality rate is approximately one-third lower than that of the United States. Compare this to the pre-revolutionary era, when the Cuban infant mortality rate was nearly double that of the USA.
According to a 2019 study published in the Journal of Developing Societies, Cuba's health indicators surpass those of developed nations, despite far lower expenditures:
While Cuba spends about one-twentieth per capita on healthcare compared to the USA... people in Cuba nevertheless enjoy longer life expectancy (79 years) than do people in the USA (78 years)... Cuba also has a superior childhood mortality rate (the number of deaths to age 5 per 1,000 live births per year) of six, compared to eight in the USA.
Cuba has also made some amazing healthcare developments. According to the WHO, Cuba is the first nation in the world to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmission.
According to the Washington Post, Cuba has developed a potential vaccine against lung cancer, which has shown very promising results, and is being tested in the USA.
The Cuban experience provides an important model for other nations to follow. According to a study in the International Journal of Epidemiology (published by the Oxford University Press):
Cuba represents an important alternative example where modest infrastructure investments combined with a well-developed public health strategy have generated health status measures comparable with those of industrialized countries... If the Cuban experience were generalized to other poor and middle-income countries human health would be transformed.
An article in the Guardian summarizes this topic quite well:
Whether it is a consultation, dentures or open heart surgery, citizens are entitled to free treatment. As a result the impoverished island boasts better health indicators than its exponentially richer neighbour 90 miles across the Florida straits.
As one aforementioned study put it:
Cuba is an anomaly, a poor nation that has very good public healthcare... Cuba’s public healthcare system, all in all, provides a strong example of progress, an inspiration for other less developed nations to emulate.
This is an enormously impressive achievement.
Educational Developments
Since the revolution, enormous strides have been made in education. One of the most significant developments was the National Literacy Campaign, spearheaded by Che Guevara. According to Oxfam America:
The National Literacy Campaign of 1961, recognized as one of the most successful initiatives of its kind, mobilized teachers, workers, and secondary school students to teach more than 700,000 persons how to read. This campaign reduced the illiteracy rate from 23% to 4% in the space of one year.
Before the revolution, literacy in Cuba was between 60% and 76%, depending on the estimates used. Today, the CIA World Factbook gives Cuba's literacy rate as 99.8%.
In addition, Cuba spends a higher percentage of GDP on education than any other nation in the world. This has resulted in impressive results; according to a 2014 study from the World Bank, Cuba has the only "high quality" educational system in Latin America.
Infrastructural Developments
In 1959, approx. 50% of Cuban households had access to electricity. According to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund, by 1989, more than 95% of households had access to electricity, including in rural areas, which had previously been almost entirely deprived. Cuba also surpassed many of its neighbors in terms of electricity generation:
By 1990 Cuba had roughly 1.8 times more generating capacity per person than the Dominican Republic and 1.3 times more than Jamaica.
In Cuba, access to clean water and sanitation has greatly improved since the revolution. According to United Nations data, as of 2018, 96.4% of the urban population and 89.8% of the rural population had access to clean drinking water, while 94.4% of the urban population and 89.1% of the rural population had access to improved sanitation services:
An excellent article in the Independent discussed this issue quite well:
This is Fidel’s legacy. Clean water and electricity for all. And universal free education and healthcare. Cubans often joke that they’re healthier and better educated than Americans despite the 50-year-plus US blockade.
So for me, rural Cuba is Fidel’s Cuba. His ideals live on here – and the rural poor of Cuba have benefited the most from his cradle-to-grave policies. Here, the grandchildren of peasants really do go on to become consultant surgeons and commercial airline pilots.
This is an enormous credit to the revolution.
Social Policy
The Cuban revolution has also made great strides in eliminating discrimination and inequality. As the report from Oxfam America states:
Social policy has also favored the development of equity across society, including the equitable distribution of benefits across all sectors of the population, sometimes favoring the most vulnerable. In the last 40 years Cubans have greatly reduced differences in income between the lowest and the highest paid persons. Women have benefited significantly from the revolution as they have educated themselves and entered the labor force in large numbers. The differences among Cubans of different races have also been reduced.
Considering the widespread racial and gender discrimination that existed before the revolution, these achievements must be admired.
Popular Opinion in Cuba
According to an article published in the New Republic, Cubans are significantly more satisfied with their political system than Americans are with theirs. The same holds true for the healthcare and education systems:
More than two-thirds of Cubans—68 percent—are satisfied with their health care system. About 66 percent of Americans said the same in a November 2014 Gallup poll. Seventy-two percent of Cubans are satisfied with their education system, while an August 2014 Gallup poll found that less than half of Americans—48 percent—are “completely” or “somewhat” satisfied with the quality of K-12 education.
The Cuban people also recently ratified a new constitution, which reasserts the role of the Communist Party, and affirms that Cuba is a socialist state advancing towards communism. The constitution also includes some political and economic reforms, such as the recognition of small businesses, and the presumption of innocence in the court system. According to an article from Reuters, independent evidence supports the official vote tally (approx. 90% support):
The independent online newspaper El Toque asked readers to send in local tallies, a dozen of which showed overwhelming support for ratification.
Yoani Sanchez, "Cuba's best-known dissident," witnessed the count at her local polling station, reporting the results as "400 yes votes, 25 no votes and 4 blank ballots." This suggests that the official results were correct, and the Cuban people did overwhelmingly support the new constitution.
An article in the Independent, written by an author whose family lives in Cuba, sums this issue up well:
Most Cubans I speak to support the reshaping of the economy and the greater ties with the US. Just like us, they want to better their lives, they want a better mobile phone, a bigger house, they want to travel. But none of them would want to live in a Cuba, no matter how rich, without universal free education, free healthcare, cheap public transport and the lowest rates of violent crime in the Americas. None of them. This is Fidel's legacy.
While the Cuban people largely support economic reform and normalization of relations with the USA, their overall support for the achievements of their socialist system remains high. As the New Republic puts it:
Objective indicators, like the country's low infant mortality and illiteracy rates, have long shown that Cuba has relatively strong social services. This new polling data suggests that Cubans are well aware of it.
This is an important credit to the revolution.
"But What About the Cuban Exiles?"
The most common argument against Cuban socialism is that the Cuban exile population (and their strong distaste for socialism) somehow "proves" that socialist Cuba is terrible. However, this omits a key fact: the exiles come primarily from the wealthy class of Cuba. According to a study in the journal Social Problems (published by the Oxford University Press):
Comparison of the occupational, age, and educational composition of the community with the Cuban population indicates that the refugees are better educated and come from higher status occupations than the population from which they have exiled themselves... more recent exiles are more representative of the Cuban population, but the rural worker is still vastly underrepresented.
Another thing to consider is that the exile took place during a time of conflict and difficulty for Cuba; the revolution was still very new, and the government had not entirely established itself yet. This likely explains why there were some outliers (i.e. exiles from the working-class population), although the majority were still from the wealthy sectors of Cuban society.
Conclusion
Cuba is a nation with many problems; the economy has slowed since the fall of the Soviet Union (losing your only major trading partner tends to hurt a nation's economy), and international pressure from the USA continues to place Cuba under strain. However, the enormous achievements of the revolution cannot be overlooked; Cuba has provided first-world health and educational standards on a third-world budget, as well as above-average nutrition and infrastructure, all while standing up to the world's most powerful imperialist force, only ninety miles off its shores.
One struggles to find a proper statement with which to sum up the achievements of the Cuban revolution. Perhaps this one, from former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (from April 11, 2000):
Cuba’s achievements in social development are impressive given the size of its gross domestic product per capita. As the human development index of the United Nations makes clear year after year, Cuba should be the envy of many other nations, ostensibly far richer. [Cuba] demonstrates how much nations can do with the resources they have if they focus on the right priorities – health, education, and literacy.
Perhaps the best statement is given by Aviva Chomsky in her book A History of the Cuban Revolution:
The Revolution has been wildly audacious, experimental, and diverse. It has evolved under often adverse circumstances. It created unprecedented socioeconomic equality, and showed the world that it is indeed possible for a poor, Third World country to feed, educate, and provide health care for its population... If we want to imagine a better world for all of us, I can think of no better place to start than by studying the Cuban Revolution.
That's something which we can all appreciate.
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2020.01.02 02:31 ryu289 Antigay moron alert.

https://donotlink.it/6gm5p
And he is apparently gayer than springtime, because the comments are quite heavily sprinkled with references to "your side" - which is to say, those of us men who like dating, having sex with, and marrying actual women.
Homophobia is a hatred of gays, not heterosexuality. I am calling you a bigot for lying about gays.
Our side, I would remind you, is the overwhelming majority of all men - well over 95% of us are straight as a ruler, given that only about 4% of the general population is homosexual and vanishingly smaller numbers are part of the whole LGBTWTFISTHIS menagerie in the various other flavours of that particular sandwich.
Being pro gay isn't being anti straight. Enough with the false dilemma. And going "we are the majority thus normal thus right" is fallicious thinking: https://amp.reddit.com/philosophy/comments/24kqoe/is_the_appeal_to_normality_fallacious_in_ethics/
And second, his comments are full of classic examples of what we might call: http:\Idontknowhowtoembedhyperlinksin2018.com.
So?
"It is usually at this point that someone would attempt to counteract Ms. Barwick's arguments, based entirely on anecdotal evidence, by attempting to drown out such horrendous badthink by shouting about how THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED.
How is miss Barwick not anecdotal at all and somehow statistically representative?
Your reading comprehension is pathetic. What I actually said was related to Ms. Barwick's critics."
Really? You said her critics use anecdotal evidence ignoring that she does as well.
"I know how they operate. I worked in two such institutions - both of which were caught up in massive market-rigging and manipulation scandals dating back to 2008."
I used to work in a bank similar to JPM - located in a building not far away from their corporate headquarters in New York, actually. When Gay Pride month came around in 2016 and 2017, we were given little paper placards that we could display in our cubicles, proclaiming ourselves to be an "ALLY" of the LGBT movement. The more "virtuous" of us would display two or even three placards. (Like my last boss before I was let go, for instance - my opinions about him are well known by this point.)
My previous employer did something similar with a survey that they sent around in 2017. Needless to say, I dumped the placard into the bin and deleted that survey link right out of my inbox.
The idea that corporate America is not in thrall to the Rainbow Mafia is so ridiculous as to be unworthy of comment by this point.
Oh goody more ancedotal evidence to argue against facts when it is convient for you, but not others argumening against you. Show evidence of this surveys existence!
"First, Ryu238's preferred method of argument appears to be the standard Leftist "Appeal to Amenable Authority" - i.e. every single comment is liberally (see what I did there?) interspersed with links to Leftist clickbait rags like Vox and Salon."
That's an appeal to bias.
"That Salon article you linked to did not demonstrate that Ben Shapiro failed to "humiliate" a trans-woman (read: man) who calls himself "Zoey Tur". All he did was state openly that Zoey Tur is a man."
What were his exact words? "What are your genetics, sir?"
So he was being an ass about it.
If you watch a video clip of Little Benny's "failed attempt" to "humiliate" Mr. Tur, you will realise very quickly that the one who came across as an ass was the tranny.
That this is even open to question simply shows how degraded the Western world has become. Every single cell in Mr. Tur's body says that he is male, because he was born with an X-Y chromosomal pair. He might be mentally deluded enough to call himself a woman, but that does not make him one."
You think that Ben Shapiro was speaking truth, when he really wasn't. He insulted a Trans woman: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/stop-using-phony-science-to-justify-transphobia/
https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people/
And this "every cell is coded" nonsense needs to stop: https://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30247609/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/theconversation.com/amp/how-genes-and-evolution-shape-gender-and-transgender-identity-108911
How do you know her genetics?
"Your link literally goes to a source about how JP Morgan Chase sent out an "anonymous response" survey to employees asking them whether they were LGBT allies. And JPM made it impossible to access that survey without providing your employee ID number. Thanks for proving my point."
Liar liar. Here is the link: https://www.truthorfiction.com/chase-gay-loyalty-survey/
And another: https://www.mediamatters.org/breitbart-news/no-jpmorgan-chase-doesnt-have-lgbt-loyalty-test-employees
"I never said they were, you moron. Read what I actually wrote."
Ok then: https://donotlink.it/kRQXJ
"Drag queens, aka transvestites, are not permitted at events celebrating gay "pride", because men dress up as women for a "hobby". But men who think of themselves as women, aka transsexuals, and who actually do claim to be women, like Bruce Jenner, are to be welcomed with open arms.
In other words, the only distinction between being a drag queen, a fairy, and a man with severe mental issues is FEELZ."
Sounds like you didn't think it was a distinction considering the tone here.
In fact if you showed my full original comment people could see that I quoted you vertibram
Oh and another thing from that link:
"But by their very extremism, their own intolerance for dissent, their own refusal to listen to reason, the gay "rights" movement is now revealing its true face. I would not be surprised to see a ruthless purging of "moderate" types from that movement in the near future. As the story above shows, that process has already begun."
Several years later, we now have drag queen story hour. So yeah this went nowhere.
"Have you ever actually bothered to read Charles Murray's work? I did. Try doing that, instead of quoting what liberal New York magazine writers think of him."
An ad homenin...really? How is my source wrong? It is an exchange between Murray and someone rebutting him. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1985/10/24/losing-ground-an-exchange/?pagination=false
Stop appealling to bias asshole.
"Moreover: heterosexuals, and heterosexual couples, are normal. Homosexuals are not. And homosexuals, particularly homosexual men, are significantly more likely to molest and sexually abuse children, especially boys, than heterosexual ones."
Wrong: https://medium.com/@juliussky/gays-arent-more-likely-to-be-pedophiles-611a48469655
http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html#11
https://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_molestation.html
bishop-accountability.org/news2007/05_06/2007_06_29_Pietrzyk_HomosexualityAnd.htm
Why don't you learn how to debate like an adult, instead of a little bitch? You are engaging in what is known as the "genetic fallacy" - go look it up, you might learn something useful.
You were using it as the only bit of evidence for your argument. Off course I would attack it. Especially since it seems to still be wrong: https://web.archive.org/web/20080908043935/https://www.seductionlabs.org/2007/05/04/sperm-wars-the-science-of-sex-reviewed-and-appraised/
"My reference to Robin Baker's book had nothing to do with the link to the reddit post that you provided as an "argument". You attempt to discredit the whole book by looking at a few specific things that the authors got wrong - which, by the way, I will be happy to concede that they did.
What I was referring to, on the other hand, comes along much later in the book, and has to do with how gay men and women behave. That has nothing to do with whether or not men produce "blocker" and "killer" and "egg-getter" sperm."
So they get so much wrong but you still trust them? Off course you ignore what he really said about gays: https://robin-baker.com/books/sperm-wars/status/#Homo https://books.google.com/books?id=R_prQ-xUCNUC&pg=PA283&lpg=PA283&dq=sperm+wars+homosexuality&source=bl&ots=MnyTv2JOmx&sig=ACfU3U25eo5ItgeCyoQOtYAiazOeC4W9MQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlsLmm9_XnAhUdknIEHX7AA5oQ6AEwDXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=sperm%20wars%20homosexuality&f=false
What did you say? https://donotlink.it/ErbOl
Homosexual couples, depending on the specific type involved (male-male or female-female), essentially act like extreme examples of the phenotypes upon which they are based. In simple terms, this means that male homosexuals generally act like extremely oversexed men, and female homosexuals act like extremely undersexed women. (I'm generalising significantly, obviously.) This observation has been borne out in several studies and was documented extensively in Robin Baker's groundbreaking classic Sperm Wars.
...why lie? He makes no such claims in his book
Neither extreme is healthy for young children. A household in which sexual promiscuity is normal is unlikely to result in normal children. A household in which there is no strong father figure present is unlikely to generate masculine sons or feminine daughters- as we have seen, repeatedly, in normal households the world over. A household with lesbian parents in which it is highly likely that one of the two partners involved is abusive toward the other, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or all three, is NOT going to be a healthy environment for a child.
One,gays being promiscuous is an horrible exaggeration: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indy100.com/article/a-new-study-has-debunked-one-of-the-worst-misconceptions-about-gay-men-and-sex--ZJgoq0cO_W%3famp
Second, gay parents don't raise kids to be gay: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lehmiller.com/blog/2012/9/28/5-myths-about-homosexuality-debunked-by-science.html%3fformat=amp
Likewise single parents in general are bad for raising kids.
Finally you are wrong about how to raise kids to follow gender norms: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/580366/
One that needs to end: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0178534
"From the perspective of us normal people, we do not like your lifestyle and do not approve of it. We tolerate it as long as you keep it out of our faces and do not insist on special rights to legitimise your degeneracy. That tolerance has its limits, and you are going to find that out one way or another, very likely the hard way, if you insist on continuing to ram your rainbow agenda down our throats. We don't like it and we will not stand for it."
What do you think you know about gays? http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/06/mental-health-and-substance-abuse.html
The link above presents extensive scientific evidence for the link between heterosexism/minority stress and a key LGBT health disparity which it impacts. These same disparities are frequently cited by heterosexists to demonstrate that the "homosexual lifestyle" is risky, unhealthy or dangerous. Ironically, given that heterosexism itself causes these disparities, rather than homosexuality, such criticisms are not only flawed but additionally, hypocritical and counter-productive.
"Let's see if you can follow this simple logical syllogism:"
Which doesn't match what we see in reality? https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-wellbeing-of-children-with-gay-or-lesbian-parents/
"I am aware of the problems with the Regnerus study about children raised by gay parents. Unfortunately for you, I mentioned nothing about that study in my post - and in fact that study has very little to do with the context of my statement."
Other than you are making the same mistakes Renguers made with his study. Thinking single parent outcomes can be applied to other family structures beyond "traditional"
"The first leg of that stool is empirically rigourous and well known. The second leg is a plain and simple fact. The third leg follows naturally through straightforward deduction."
The first leg is another fallacy also made by Renguers.
Furthermore, I did not state or even imply that single mothers are the same as a couple. Again, look at the syllogism above. It's very straightforward.
Yeah but all you data on fatherless couples come from single mothers Remember?
https://donotlink.it/NjNQk "The consequences of children, especially boys, being raised by single mothers are well known and well understood by now- and they are disastrous."
And as the data show companies gay or lesbian couples to say single mothers, is like apples to oranges.
But your syllogism goes first:
Children raised without fathers are statistically likely to have serious social and economic problems in later life.
Same without mothers either: https://brandongaille.com/19-compelling-motherless-children-statistics/
In other words having a single parent only is the problem!
Three women were "married" together into a "throuple" with no male presence involved in a parenting role.
Therefore, any children born or adopted into such an arrangement are likely to have significant social and economic problems later in life
Nope: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-doo201806/myths-about-polyamory
Here you go again comparing single parents to couples. Saying "children need a father" is wrong here.
Need to go on a tangent for context: https://donotlink.it/5MaNG
It is usually at this point that someone would attempt to counteract Ms. Barwick's arguments, based entirely on anecdotal evidence, by attempting to drown out such horrendous badthink by shouting about how THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED!!! about gay parents having no more negative effects on the cognitive and social development of children than straight ones. They resort to this line of argument because, well, it's the only one that they have. (Well, that, and the movie The Kids Are Alright, which I have not watched and almost certainly never will.)
They do this because it is the only way in which they can ensure that their FEELZ will remain unhurt by such chaotic badthink- how dare we cretinous knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing homophobic right-wing nutjobs question the idea that gay parents are just as good as straight ones?!!
Except... it turns out that the science is not settled. (Sounds familiar, doesn't it?)
This is what he links to: http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles/DaileyGayAdopt.php
It is wrong.
"First link has nothing whatsoever to do with the article I cited in my post; the name "Xiradou" does not appear once in any of the cited studies in that article"
Apologies, the first link got mixed up. Here is the one I wanted:
https://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2006_09_11_archive.html
This shows how several studies were miscited.
"Second link goes nowhere. That was a particularly stupid and inept straw-man attack."
Here is the actual story: https://shadowproof.com/2013/12/10/family-research-council-distorts-researchers-work-a-decade-after-he-demanded-a-retraction/
"And all of that is before we get to the other major reason why people like me think that male homosexuality, in particular, is wrong and disgusting: homosexual men are vastly more promiscuous than heterosexual ones, and are vastly higher risks for disease transmission. The highest rates of HIV infections and disease transmissions, by far, are to be found among injectable-using gay men."
You first link misuses studies as shown here: https://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2006_09_11_archive.html
http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/Articles/000,017.htm
https://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2012/10/response-to-truth-about-homosexuality_2.html
Using a creationist site as a source...really?
The second one needs to learn that MSM behavior is not the same as gay orientation: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_who_have_sex_with_men#As_a_constructed_behavioral_category https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/aug/06/bangladesh-gay-sexuality
"That isn't my view - that's the WHO's view, and the CDC is calling the spread of HIV/AIDS an "epidemic". Since gay men, and specifically injectable-using gay men, are driving the vast majority of new infections, the conclusion follows naturally."
The CDC also says that stigma and discrimination is a big factor: https://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/stigma-and-discrimination.htm
Same with the WHO: https://www.paho.org/blz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79:un-countries-must-eliminate-homophobia-curb-hiv-epidemic-latin-america-caribbean&Itemid=213
We can see this in Africa and Russia: https://www.reddit.com/askgaybros/comments/cc3gnv/how_do_you_prove_that_aids_is_not_a_gay_disease/? http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/2019/12/hate-groups-exploit-aids-to-disparage.html
Right, here are the relevant quotes from the link:
You mean this one? http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html?m=1#08
Studies suggest that about 25% of homosexual males do not have anal sex, though representative lifetime prevalence rates are very hard to find:
  • In a U.S. survey, 50% of men who had had a same-sex partner since age 18 had never had anal sex (Laumann et al. 1994, "The Social Organization of Sexuality" table 8.6, p318).
  • The authors of the same study noted that "20-25 percent of the narrowest categorization of the men report never having had anal intercourse" (p320), regarding table 8.6.
  • A large Scottish study found that 25% of MSM had no anal sex in the past year, despite it recruiting from gay bars (Hart et al. 1999, Sexually Transmitted Infections, 75(4), 242–246, table 2, p244).
  • A CDC survey that also recruited from clubs/bars found that 38.8% of MSM reported not having had anal sex in the preceeding 6 months in 1997 (CDC MMWR Weekly, January 29, 1999 48(03):45-48).
  • 37% of the MSM in the Young Men's Health Study reported no receptive anal intercourse in the last year. No data is readily available for insertive anal intercourse. (Osmond et al. 1994, American Journal of Public Health, 84(12), 1933–1937, p1935).
Seems you forgot to mention these...why?
"First, these estimates are questionable to begin with. The CDC's data are based on a special tabulation done by the NCHS, not on raw data. Other sources put the prevalence of anal sex among MSM - men who have sex with men, which is a superset of the population of outright gay and bisexual men - at about 90%, and at 5-10% among sexually active women."
Again msm is not the same as homosexual orientation. Your link doesn't even say that msm is a superset of the gay and bisexual population. https://www.webmd.com/sex/anal-sex-health-concerns#1 And off course data needs to be tabulated! https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/key_statistics/s.htm#analsex
It doesn't change the data! It puts it into a chart! https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/tabulate What is "raw data" to you?
"This alone illustrates why the Appeal To Authority is such an irritating and stupid debate tactic; you can find virtually any factoids you want to support your argument, but if they are not backed up by clear deductive or inductive logic as well, they are empty"
Like what you just did? Because you also didn't consider how often gays have anal sex: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/how-do-men-and-women-prepare-to-bottom-for-anal-sex/
Far less than you think.
"Moreover, if we look at the quotes from the cited studies, the fact that men have anal sex with women has nothing to do with the question of whether homosexuality is wrong. The former is an empirical fact; the latter is a moral judgement. The latter can be supported by the former, but the former has nothing to do with the latter."
Beyond raising the question why the double standard that we ignore hetero couples doing it but not gays?
"Why do I consider homosexuality to be wrong and disgusting, particularly of the male kind? For several reasons - not least of which is the fact that the human body is not designed for anal sex."
Neither is the female body. Indeed reducing sexual orientation to sexual behavior is faulty because they aren't the same: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_identity
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/Sexuality-explained
Sexuality is not about who you have sex with, or how often you have it. Sexuality is about your sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people. You can find other people physically, sexually or emotionally attractive, and all those things are a part of your sexuality.
Get it? Homosexual identity is attraction and has a purpose, alloparenting: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/147470491301100202
https://www.quora.com/If-homosexuality-is-innate-genetic-how-has-it-survived-evolutionary-selection-given-that-a-homosexual-couple-produces-no-offspring-Wouldnt-an-evolution-based-standpoint-argue-that-homosexuality-is-developmental/answeJames-Pitt-1
I didn't say that BMI is useless. I said that it is a problematic metric. As a very general guide, it has some uses, but for men like me, who work out frequently and have a decent amount of dense muscle, it does not apply very well.
It's not a "double" standard, it's just a standard standard. The distortions in BMI usually occur with people who have large amounts of dense muscle mass. That does not apply in the case of fat lesbians, or anyone else who is overweight/obese and does not have large amounts of muscle mass.
No the BMI is bs in general: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/bmi-is-a-terrible-measure-of-health/ https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265215.php It isn't just muscle mass that is a problem
Yet, overall, gay men act like women- the gay-fairy stereotype exists for a reason- and gay women act like men, as anyone who has ever had to deal with the distasteful aftermath of a gay pride rally has found out.
It is therefore unsurprising that gay men think that, like, they look totally fat in those jeans, darling- while gay women would be more interested in the donuts and Twinkies Danishes muffins pastries.
Really?
http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html And this feeds back into body shaming...https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0361684316635529?journalCode=pwqa
In other words, stigma is heavily tied to obesity as a cause in lesbians. It isn't because they are lesbians, thus fat as you think it is.
Bonus! https://donotlink.it/LlKxG
You really need to keep up with the science: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/09/the-imminent-mini-ice-age-myth-is-back-and-its-still-wrong
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2019.11.28 21:00 DangerDylan [Thursday, 28. November]

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2019.11.24 10:48 Zaptieh Dr. Bob’s Masturbation Chronicles

Question
Can you die from shooting too much semen out a day? Because i dont wanna die anytime soon?
Answer
Hi,
If that were the case, I can assure you that I would have died at age 12.
(See below for other masturbation myths.)
Dr. Bob
masterbation (MASTURBATION SIDE EFFECTS, 2009) Mar 11, 2009
1.I have been masterbating for 5 years now atleast 10-12 times a week is it true that if you masterbate too much you get blind?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi,
Well, believe it or not, you're not the first person to ask that question. Shocking, I know, but true nonetheless. See below.
Dr. Bob
hard masturbation cause blindness Aug 9, 2007
i heard from a friend that if you jackoff to much you will go blind, is that true?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi,
I'm sorry, but could you resend your question in Braille? Thanks.
Dr. Bob
dr.bob (MASTURBATION 2008) Jan 5, 2009
dr.bob can masturbating become addicting? if so how can you quit?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi,
Masturbating is not addicting; it's just one helluva lot of fun! It's also completely normal. Yes we all do it, including me. There is absolutely no reason to quit. See below. Also we have an entire chapter in the archives devoted to masturbation that you might like to check out. But wash your sticky fingers first, OK?
Dr. Bob
masturbation (MASTURBATION 2008) May 11, 2008
I am a frequent masturbater. Now I have become addicted to it. I can't be without masturbating once a day. But I do control it for not doing more than once, but I feel guilty and want to stop it.
Are there any sexual disorders that will occur for me in future after marriage, like infertility?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hey Sticky Fingers,
If you had stopped choking the chicken long enough to check the archives, you would have found the information you desire waiting for your double click! Dr. Bob says check it out! (By the way, it only takes one hand to work a mouse, so you can continue jacking off with the other one, OK?) See sample of responses from the archives below.
Dr. Bob
side effects of masturbation (MASTURBATION) Mar 17, 2008
are there any serious side effects of masturbation, as i have no control over my willpower and succumb to the urge.
kindly help.
thnx
jadugar
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello Jadugar,
Another QTND (question that never dies). See below. Don't fret about succumbing to the urge unless of course you happen to be in church. On second thought, never mind that last warning. Go ahead and "burp the nephew." It would be amusing to see what the hypocritical closeted gay reverends like the recently outed ever-so-reverend Ted Haggard would do with such an up and coming (so to speak) congregation.
Dr. Bob
The down side (MASTURBATION) Mar 12, 2008
hello doctor i was just wanting to know if there is anything bad that comes from masturbating anything bad at because all this talk of aids is kinda getting to me and i want to know if anything bad can happen like a disses of some kind
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
Another QTND (question that never dies) and its ATNC (answer that never changes). See below Mr. Sticky Fingers.
Dr. Bob
Masturbation (MASTURBATION) Nov 2, 2007
what are the side effects of masturbating?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
This is an HIV/AIDS information Web site, not a remedial sex education site for those unlucky enough to have been subjected to an abstinence-only sex education course. However, I have addressed this question numerous times before and will post some of these responses below for your edification. Do spread this information on to the other kids in your class, OK?
Dr. Bob
Will Masturbation Shrink The Penis? (MASTURBATION) (MASTURBATION) Aug 25, 2007
Well I have been masturbating alot recently and my penis looks like is has shrunk. Doctor can this happen?
To Add To My Last Question Im worried its shrunk and my dad said i might get elephantitus? im only 12 will masturbation shrink the penis or cause harm to it?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
Your dad said what???? That masturbation would cause elephantiasis??? Hmmm . . . you're worried your penis is shrinking and your dad is worried your dick is going to be the size of Jumbo the Elephant? Your family seems to have size issues when it comes to Mr. Happys.
Listen up, masturbation is completely normal and healthy. Years of scientific research have not found any negative side effects from burping the nephew (masturbating). Your dad is wrong. Maybe he just wants you not to spend so much time locked in the bathroom staring at the Victoria Secret (or Calvin Klein underwear) ads. I'll reprint some information about masturbation from the archives below. There are absolutely no medical reasons you should not enjoy your "home entertainment center" (masturbation) and you can tell your dad I said so, OK?
Dr. Bob
Wanking (MASTURBATION) Jul 27, 2007
what effects does wanking have on you?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi,
Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). See below, sticky fingers.
Dr. Bob
does jacking off cause acne or make it worse (MASTURBATION) Jul 18, 2007
i hear people say that jacking off cause pimples and or makes it worse is this true
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
Congratulations. By asking this question again, you have now moved it into the category of QTND (Questions That Never Die).
See below.
Dr. Bob
does masterbation cause acne Aug 21, 2006
my friends recently told me that if i masterbate it will cause an increase in acne is that true
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
Your friends told you what??? Hmmm . . . . Are your friends pimply pusses themselves? I would guess either (1) your friends are pulling your leg, trying to make you feel guilty about pulling something else or (2) your friends come from very religious (read: sexually frustrated) families and are enrolled in a Bush-sponsored abstinence-only sex education course. Either way, your friends are shooting you a load of misinformation about shooting a load. I'll repost some questions about masturbation from the archives that address the acne connection as well as other myths about choking the trouser snake. You can use the information to educate your pals so they can stop stock piling Clearasil Ultra just in case!
Dr. Bob
Masturbation
Sep 22, 2005
What is the truth about side-effects of Masturbation. I heard people saying that it might stunt your growth, etc.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
Masturbation stunting growth??? Gosh, if that were true, I'd be two feet tall and working as part of the Lollypop Guild, welcoming folks to Munchkinland.
The only side effects of masturbation are feeling great and having sticky fingers. It will not turn you gay. You won't run out of semen. You won't get hairy palms. It won't make your eyesight go bad. It does not cause acne. It won't cause your penis to shrink. Masturbation is normal and it's healthy!
Stay well, Jack-a-roo! Dr. Bob
side-effects of masturbation
Feb 4, 2005
Does vigorous masturbation will result in HIVs or some STDs. Also what are the side-effects of masturbation.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi,
No, despite what Sister Missionary Position might have taught you in Sunday school, masturbation does not result in HIV or STDs. What are the "side effects of masturbation?" well, let's see . . . ah . . . sticky fingers, feeling ecstatic, grunting or maybe screaming Oh My Goddddddd! and finally getting yelled at by your mom for being in the bathroom too long with the door locked.
Dr. Bob
Masterbation
Aug 12, 2006
I am really involved in masterbation for the past 5 years.Can this enable me to get children in future?(infertility). Is there any effects related to this?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
". . . really involved in masturbation for the past 5 years . . ."??? WOW! You've got stamina! "Can this enable me to get children in the future?" Well, no. technically speaking you'll need to have sex with someone other than "Mrs. Palm and her 5 daughters" in order to produce offspring. Are there "any effects related to masturbation?" Hmmm . . . well yes, but you've probably experienced all these already. For instance:
Rapid shallow breathing, which increases in tempo as you reach the point of no return.
Involuntarily yelling "oh god, oh god, oh god, OHHHHH GODDDD . . . AUGHHHH!
Sticky fingers.
To seriously answer your questions:
Masturbation does not affect one's ability to conceive children. (No link to fertility or infertility.)
There are no detrimental effects from burping the nephew, except perhaps being yelled at by Mom for locking yourself in the bathroom for protracted periods of time. Your questions do point out once again the astounding failure of our current sex education efforts!
Relax, guy. Enjoy your home entertainment center.
Dr. Bob
masturbation
Jun 13, 2006
hi...im a male, and i have been masturbating everyday, twice a day for almost 4 years ....is there a chance that i have hiv/aids?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
No, for two reasons:
You can't give yourself something you don't already have (i.e. a million dollars or HIV, for instance).
When would you have time to contract a sexually transmitted illness when you spend so much time by yourself burping the nephew?
I'd suggest you put mini-me away for a while and spend some time reviewing the wealth of information on this site and related links that pertains to how HIV is and is not transmitted. But go wash your hands first, OK?
Dr. Bob
Wrong way (MASTURBATION) Feb 11, 2007
Here is a questions
1 can hiv start off for no aparent reason. No one is m family is HIV poz and I hadnt had sex yet do I have a chance of becoming HIV poz.
Can you get Aids from masturbating from the wrong way. I put my hand into a cylindrical form and then I do it. Am I in any danger.
Does masterbating caouse any STDS or disease.
I had bad education in sex-ed our teacher was horrible.
You are my hero seriously
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
Your questions once again dramatically point out the consequences of a "bad education in sex-ed.!" I hope all our readers will demand science-based factual sex-education be returned to our nation's classrooms immediately. Bush's "abstinence-only" sex-education is producing a dangerous information gap that can have disastrous consequences when horned-up kids begin having sex despite their virginity pledges and have no idea how to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies or STDs!
Questioner retuning to you now, the answer at all your questions is a resounding "no!" For more details about masturbation, STDs and HIV, review the information in the archives. I'll re-post a few samples below that address your specific concerns.
Get informed. Stay safe and you'll stay sell.
Dr. Bob
Yet another asshole to bother you. Dec 10, 2006
hey dr bob i need to ask you something about masterbation
i have been jerkin my dick off everyday now is that bad.
do the ads on the internet say the truth about meds makeing you pepe bigger.
is there any kind of masterbation that makes you penis larger
how much times do you think i should masterbare per week.
do you masterbate alot dr bob if so i am ganna probbley guss how large your penis size is u look like u have a 11 or 10 incher
stay well dr bob
luv AWAN AFUQYA
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello Horned-Up Awan Afuqya,
Masturbation is not bad; it's completely normal.
See posts from archives below.
If there was, my dick would need its own zip code.
As many times as you want.
Yes, I do. As for size, well, let it suffice to say I am a full-blooded Italian.
Stay well, Sticky Fingers.
Dr. Bob
The proof: Masturbation is harmful Nov 1, 2006
Well, I was researching on masturbation a little and I think you might want to reconsider your stance on masturbation causing no harm.
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=602887 http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=201332
Those two links have many more links. Even JackinWorld (supposedly the best resource on masturbation on the Internet) confirms that semen has large amounts of nutrients. And most people (if not all) ejaculate by masturbation.
What do you think? Surely the nutrients are not trivial.
Thanks for your time -Andrew
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello Andrew,
Proof??? What proof??? I see nothing in those posts or on Jackinworld that would indicate masturbation is harmful. In fact here is a direct quote from Jackinworld: " Is masturbation healthy? Masturbation is a healthy and normal practice, like daydreaming or napping. Even masturbating several times each day is completely harmless. You may encounter people, books, or websites that say masturbation is bad or harmful; this is just plain incorrect. As any reputable medical doctor will tell you, old myths about masturbation affecting the eyesight, causing permanent fatigue or insanity, etc., have long been disproved. In fact, recent studies suggest that ejaculating regularly isn't just fun, it can actually help prevent a certain kind of cancer later in life."
Next, the nutrient loss in a load of baby batter is indeed trivial. Spunk is a completely renewable substance! You don't run out of pee from taking a piss or snot from blowing your nose, do you? Well, the same principle applies to burping the nephew, except it's way more fun than taking a leak or expelling boogers. OK?????
Masturbation is normal and healthy. So just "grab your dick and double click" onto a more "stimulating" Web site and enjoy your home entertainment center without worry! Wanking is way more fun (and healthier) than worrying! In fact I may just take a sticky-fingers pause that refreshes right now!
Dr. Bob
masturbation causes tiredness and exhaustion? Mar 17, 2005
sir, i would like to know if masturbation causes tiredness and exhustion? if so, tell me a way to become fresh again without sleeping. also ,i would like to know if frequent masturbation would cause a problem in producing a baby later, when i have sexual intercourse?what is the suggested rate of masturbation per day and per week?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi,
Does masturbation cause tiredness and exhaustion? That depends on how often and for how long you choke the chicken. Generally speaking, spanking the monkey is not in the same league as doing triathlons.
How can you "become fresh again without sleeping?" Dude, you've got to sleep once in a while. Give your home entertainment center a rest or you'll wind up with carpal tunnel syndrome. After all, you don't want to wear the little fellow out. He's got to last you a whole lifetime. By the way, not only do you need to sleep, but you also have to eat, exercise, work, change the kitty litter box, etc. Yes, I know, you can do many of these things "one handed," but . . . .
"Will frequent masturbation cause a problem in producing a baby later?" Technically, no. However, you do have to tuck it away long enough to meet a potential mate to make the baby with, right?
"What is the suggested rate of masturbation per day and per week?" That varies form person to person. If you are young and Italian . . . (Oh hell, I can already guess from your question that you are young and Italian) it would be a lot higher than if you are, say, Dick Cheney.
OK, now go wipe all the sticky icky stuff off your hands before you gunk up the computer again.
Dr. Bob
Masturbation Aug 1, 2007
I heard masturbating can make you grow taller is that true? Also not being very religious here but does masturbating makes you go to hell?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
Does masturbation make you grow taller? No, absolutely not. I'm only 5'8" and if masturbating increased height, I would be at least as tall as the Empire State Building by now.
Does masturbating make you go to hell? No. Of course not. Why would we yell "OH GOD, OH GOD, OOOOOOHHH G-G-GOD, I'M COMING" when we jack off if it makes you go to hell? One would have to logically assume masturbators go in the other direction. I'm assuming you heard these absurd stories either in Bible school, at a Bush-Cheney-sanctioned "abstinence-only" sex education class, on Fox News or from your mom during your home schooling. Right??? Yeah, I thought so.
Relax, dude. "Burping the nephew" (masturbating) is totally normal. Take a read through the archives of this forum. We have a whole section devoted to jacking off. You should find the information there reassuring.
Dr. Bob
hard masturbation cause blindness Aug 9, 2007
i heard from a friend that if you jackoff to much you will go blind, is that true?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi,
I'm sorry, but could you resend your question in Braille? Thanks.
Dr. Bob
masturbation Mar 5, 2007
i been masturbating since the age of 7 or 8. since then i masturbated almost everday. i am 19 and now that i try to have sex with my partner my penis wont get hard. is it because of all the masturbation i did? if so then what can i do to recover from this problem. please help.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hey There Mr. Sticky Fingers,
You've burped the nephew every day for 11 years? BRAVO! One wonders what it would take to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Regarding your question, your fears that you may have worn out your home entertainment center are unfounded. In fact, quite the opposite. Frequent wankers often have overall better sexual function than blue-balled sex-phobic rightwing conservatives who tend to cum in their pants while watching Bowflex infomercials.
Most likely you are just having performance anxiety. (Or perhaps your partner looks like Katherine Harris or worse Dick Cheney?) If you have no difficulty getting rock hard when Mrs. Palm and her five daughters (or Mr. Palm and his five strapping sons) comes to call, then you're not really having physical erectile-dysfunction problems. However, if Mr. Happy has become Mr. Softy all the time, you'll need to see your doctor for an evaluation of erectile dysfunction.
Good luck.
Dr. Bob
Masterbation (MASTRUBATION) Mar 10, 2008
Doc. i have been masterbating for some time now.Will masterbation be the only thing that can help the scrotum grow or there is no other way? 1 more thing when masterbating will you always cum?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
You're burping the nephew to grow a set of low hangers? Sorry dude, but there really is no correlation between the size of your kibble and bits and frequency of choking the chicken.
When masturbating, will you always cum? Well, spunk is indeed a renewable resource, but there can be a bit of a refractory period between eruptions of the geyser. I'll reprint some masturbation questions from the archives below. (There are lots more where these came from as well. Have a look!)
Dr. Bob
...(PENIS ENLARGEMENT) (MASTURBATION) Nov 16, 2007
hey doc..
i masterbate 3 times a day :S, im doing a method that increases your penis lenght is there a nother way of doing it and does 2 much masterbation cause my penis to shrink?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello,
You are masturbating three times a day "doing a method that increases your penis "lenght". Hmm . . . and just where did you find out about this method? Perhaps the "Journal of Irreproducible Results"??? And with this masturbating method of supersizing your schlong you are asking me if too much masturbation can cause your penis to shrink??????? So am I to assume that your three-times-a-day tallywhacker tug isn't giant-izing Mr. Happy??? Wow, what a surprise!
Dude, burping the nephew as often as you want will not alter the size of your home entertainment center one way or the other. OK? (See below).
Dr. Bob
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Advancement Project: This organization works to organize “communities of color” into politically cohesive units while disseminating its leftist worldviews and values as broadly as possible by way of a sophisticated communications department.

Air America Radio: Now defunct, this was a self-identified “liberal” radio network.

Al-Haq: This NGO produces highly politicized reports, papers, books, and legal analyses regarding alleged Israeli human-rights abuses committed against Palestinians.

All of Us or None: This organization seeks to change voting laws — which vary from state to state — so as to allow ex-inmates, parolees, and even current inmates to cast their ballots in political elections.

Alliance for Justice: Best known for its activism vis a vis the appointment of federal judges, this group consistently depicts Republican judicial nominees as “extremists.”

America Coming Together: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose purpose was to coordinate and organize pro-Democrat voter-mobilization programs.

America Votes: Soros also played a major role in creating this group, whose get-out-the-vote campaigns targeted likely Democratic voters.

America’s Voice: This open-borders group seeks to promote “comprehensive” immigration reform that includes a robust agenda in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens.

American Bar Association Commission on Immigration Policy: This organization “opposes laws that require employers and persons providing education, health care, or other social services to verify citizenship or immigration status.”

American Bridge 21st Century: This Super PAC conducts opposition research designed to help Democratic political candidates defeat their Republican foes.

American Civil Liberties Union: This group opposes virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by the U.S. government. It supports open borders, has rushed to the defense of suspected terrorists and their abettors, and appointed former New Left terrorist Bernardine Dohrn to its Advisory Board.

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: This Washington, DC-based think tank seeks to move American jurisprudence to the left by recruiting, indoctrinating, and mobilizing young law students, helping them acquire positions of power. It also provides leftist Democrats with a bully pulpit from which to denounce their political adversaries.

American Family Voices: This group creates and coordinates media campaigns charging Republicans with wrongdoing.

American Federation of Teachers: After longtime AFT President Albert Shanker died in in 1997, he was succeeded by Sandra Feldman, who slowly “re-branded” the union, allying it with some of the most powerful left-wing elements of the New Labor Movement. When Feldman died in 2004, Edward McElroy took her place, followed by Randi Weingarten in 2008. All of them kept the union on the leftward course it had adopted in its post-Shanker period.

American Friends Service Committee: This group views the United States as the principal cause of human suffering around the world. As such, it favors America’s unilateral disarmament, the dissolution of American borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, the abolition of the death penalty, and the repeal of the Patriot Act.

American Immigration Council: This non-profit organization is a prominent member of the open-borders lobby. It advocates expanded rights and amnesty for illegal aliens residing in the U.S.

American Immigration Law Foundation: This group supports amnesty for illegal aliens, on whose behalf it litigates against the U.S. government.

American Independent News Network: This organization promotes “impact journalism” that advocates progressive change.

American Institute for Social Justice: AISJ’s goal is to produce skilled community organizers who can “transform poor communities” by agitating for increased government spending on city services, drug interdiction, crime prevention, housing, public-sector jobs, access to healthcare, and public schools.

American Library Association: This group has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration’s War on Terror — most particularly, Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, which it calls “a present danger to the constitutional rights and privacy rights of library users.”

The American Prospect, Inc.: This corporation trains and mentors young leftwing journalists, and organizes strategy meetings for leftist leaders.

Amnesty International: This organization directs a grossly disproportionate share of its criticism for human rights violations at the United States and Israel.

Applied Research Center: Viewing the United States as a nation where “structural racism” is deeply “embedded in the fabric of society,” ARC seeks to “build a fair and equal society” by demanding “concrete change from our most powerful institutions.”

Arab American Institute Foundation: The Arab American Institute denounces the purportedly widespread civil liberties violations directed against Arab Americans in the post-9/11 period, and characterizes Israel as a brutal oppressor of the Palestinian people.

Aspen Institute: This organization promotes radical environmentalism and views America as a nation plagued by deep-seated “structural racism.”

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Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now: This group conducts voter mobilization drives on behalf of leftist Democrats. These initiatives have been notoriously marred by fraud and corruption.

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center: This organization seeks to advance “a national progressive strategy” by means of ballot measures—state-level legislative proposals that pass successfully through a petition (“initiative”) process and are then voted upon by the public.

Bend The Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice: This organization condemns Voter ID laws as barriers that “make it harder for communities of color, women, first-time voters, the elderly, and the poor to cast their vote.”

Bill of Rights Defense Committee: This group provides a detailed blueprint for activists interested in getting their local towns, cities, and even college campuses to publicly declare their opposition to the Patriot Act, and to designate themselves “Civil Liberties Safe Zones.” The organization also came to the defense of self-described radical attorney Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in 2005 of providing material support for terrorism.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration: This organization seeks to create a unified movement for “social and economic justice” centered on black racial identity.

Blueprint North Carolina: This group seeks to “influence state policy in North Carolina so that residents of the state benefit from more progressive policies such as better access to health care, higher wages, more affordable housing, a safer, cleaner environment, and access to reproductive health services.”

Brennan Center for Justice: This think tank/legal activist group generates scholarly studies, mounts media campaigns, files amicus briefs, gives pro bono support to activists, and litigates test cases in pursuit of radical “change.”

Brookings Institution: This organization has been involved with a variety of internationalist and state-sponsored programs, including one that aspires to facilitate the establishment of a U.N.-dominated world government. Brookings Fellows have also called for additional global collaboration on trade and banking; the expansion of the Kyoto Protocol; and nationalized health insurance for children. Nine Brookings economists signed a petitionopposing President Bush’s tax cuts in 2003.

Campaign for America’s Future: This group supports tax hikes, socialized medicine, and a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs.

Campaign for Better Health Care: This organization favors a single-payer, government-run, universal health care system.

Campaign for Youth Justice: This organization contends that “transferring juveniles to the adult criminal-justice system leads to higher rates of recidivism, puts incarcerated and detained youth at unnecessary risk, has little deterrence value, and does not increase public safety.”

Campus Progress: A project of the Soros-bankrolled Center for American Progress, this group seeks to “strengthen progressive voices on college and university campuses, counter the growing influence of right-wing groups on campus, and empower new generations of progressive leaders.”

Casa de Maryland: This organization aggressively lobbies legislators to vote in favor of policies that promote expanded rights, including amnesty, for illegal aliens currently residing in the United States.

Catalist: This is a for-profit political consultancy that seeks “to help progressive organizations realize measurable increases in civic participation and electoral success by building and operating a robust national voter database of every voting-age American.”

Catholics for Choice: This nominally Catholic organization supports women’s right to abortion-on-demand.

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good: This political nonprofit group is dedicated to generating support from the Catholic community for leftwing candidates, causes, and legislation.

Center for American Progress: This leftist think tank is headed by former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta, works closely with Hillary Clinton, and employs numerous former Clinton administration staffers. It is committed to “developing a long-term vision of a progressive America” and “providing a forum to generate new progressive ideas and policy proposals.”

Center for Community Change: This group recruits and trains activists to spearhead leftist “political issue campaigns.” Promoting increased funding for social welfare programs by bringing “attention to major national issues related to poverty,” the Center bases its training programs on the techniques taught by the famed radical organizer Saul Alinsky.

Center for Constitutional Rights: This pro-Castro organization is a core member of the open borders lobby, has opposed virtually all post-9/11 anti-terrorism measures by the U.S. government, and alleges that American injustice provokes acts of international terrorism.

Center for Economic and Policy Research: This group opposed welfare reform, supports “living wage” laws, rejects tax cuts, and consistently lauds the professed achievements of socialist regimes, most notably Venezuela.

Center for International Policy: This organization uses advocacy, policy research, media outreach, and educational initiatives to promote “transparency and accountability” in U.S. foreign policy and global relations. It generally views America as a disruptive, negative force in the world.

Center for Reproductive Rights: CRR’s mission is to guarantee safe, affordable contraception and abortion-on-demand for all women, including adolescents. The organization has filed state and federal lawsuits demanding access to taxpayer-funded abortions (through Medicaid) for low-income women.

Center for Responsible Lending: This organization was a major player in the subprime mortgage crisis. According to Phil Kerpen (vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity), CRL “sh[ook] down and harass[ed] banks into making bad loans to unqualified borrowers.” Moreover, CRL negotiated a contract enabling it to operate as a conduit of high-risk loans to Fannie Mae.

Center for Social Inclusion: This organization seeks to counteract America’s “structural racism” by means of taxpayer-funded policy initiatives.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Reasoning from the premise that tax cuts generally help only the wealthy, this organization advocates greater tax expenditures on social welfare programs for low earners.

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Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS): Aiming to redistribute wealth by way of higher taxes imposed on those whose incomes are above average, COWS contends that “it is important that state government be able to harness fair contribution from all parts of society – including corporations and the wealthy.”

Change America Now: Formed in December 2006, Change America Now describes itself as “an independent political organization created to educate citizens on the failed policies of the Republican Congress and to contrast that record of failure with the promise offered by a Democratic agenda.”

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: This group litigates and brings ethics charges against “government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests” and “betray the public trust.” Almost all of its targets are Republicans.

Coalition for an International Criminal Court: This group seeks to subordinate American criminal-justice procedures to those of an international court.

Color Of Change: This organization was founded to combat what it viewed as the systemic racism pervading America generally and conservatism in particular.

Common Cause: This organization aims to bring about campaign-finance reform, pursue media reform resembling the Fairness Doctrine, and cut military budgets in favor of increased social-welfare and environmental spending.

Constitution Project: This organization seeks to challenge the legality of military commissions; end the detainment of “enemy combatants”; condemn government surveillance of terrorists; and limit the President’s executive privileges.

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund: Defenders of Wildlife opposes oil exploration in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It condemns logging, ranching, mining, and even the use of recreational motorized vehicles as activities that are destructive to the environment.

Democracy Alliance: This self-described “liberal organization” aims to raise $200 million to develop a funding clearinghouse for leftist groups. Soros is a major donor to this group.

Democracy 21: This group is a staunch supporter of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act.

Democracy Now!: Democracy Now! was created in 1996 by WBAI radio news director Amy Goodman and four partners to provide “perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media,” i.e., the views of radical and foreign journalists, left and labor activists, and ideological foes of capitalism.

Democratic Justice Fund: DJF opposes the Patriot Act and most efforts to restrict or regulate immigration into the United States — particularly from countries designated by the State Department as “terrorist nations.”

Democratic Party: Soros’ funding activities are devoted largely to helping the Democratic Party solidify its power base. In a November 2003 interview, Soros stated that defeating President Bush in 2004 “is the central focus of my life” … “a matter of life and death.” He pledged to raise $75 million to defeat Bush, and personally donated nearly a third of that amount to anti-Bush organizations. “America under Bush,” he said, “is a danger to the world, and I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.”

Demos: This organization lobbies federal and state policymakers to “addres[s] the economic insecurity and inequality that characterize American society today”; promotes “ideas for reducing gaps in wealth, income and political influence”; and favors tax hikes for the wealthy.

Drum Major Institute: This group describes itself as “a non-partisan, non-profit think tank generating the ideas that fuel the progressive movement,” with the ultimate aim of persuading “policymakers and opinion-leaders” to take steps that advance its vision of “social and economic justice.”

Earthjustice: This group seeks to place severe restrictions on how U.S. land and waterways may be used. It opposes most mining and logging initiatives, commercial fishing businesses, and the use of motorized vehicles in undeveloped areas.

Economic Policy Institute: This organization believes that “government must play an active role in protecting the economically vulnerable, ensuring equal opportunity, and improving the well-being of all Americans.”

Electronic Privacy Information Center: This organization has been a harsh critic of the USA PATRIOT Act and has joined the American Civil Liberties Union in litigating two cases calling for the FBI “to publicly release or account for thousands of pages of information about the government’s use of PATRIOT Act powers.”

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: Co-founded by the revolutionary communist Van Jones, this anti-poverty organization claims that “decades of disinvestment in our cities” — compounded by “excessive, racist policing and over-incarceration” — have “led to despair and homelessness.”

EMILY’s List: This political network raises money for Democratic female political candidates who support unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.

Energy Action Coalition: Founded in 2004, this group describes itself as “a coalition of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice groups working together to build the youth clean energy and climate movement.” For EAC, this means “dismantling oppression” according to its principles of environmental justice.

Equal Justice USA: This group claims that America’s criminal-justice system is plagued by “significant race and class biases,” and thus seeks to promote major reforms.

Fair Immigration Reform Movement: This is the open-borders arm of the Center for Community Change.

Faithful America: This organization promotes the redistribution of wealth, an end to enhanced interrogation procedures vis a vis prisoners-of-war, the enactment of policies to combat global warming, and the creation of a government-run heath care system.

Families USA: This Washington-based health-care advocacy group favors ever-increasing government control of the American healthcare system.

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Feminist Majority: Characterizing the United States as an inherently sexist nation, this group focuses on “advancing the legal, social and political equality of women with men, countering the backlash to women’s advancement, and recruiting and training young feminists to encourage future leadership for the feminist movement in the United States.”

Four Freedoms Fund: This organization was designed to serve as a conduit through which large foundations could fund state-based open-borders organizations more flexibly and quickly.

Free Exchange on Campus: This organization was created solely to oppose the efforts of one individual, David Horowitz, and his campaign to have universities adopt an “Academic Bill of Rights,” as well as todenounce Horowitz’s 2006 book The Professors. Member organizations of FEC include Campus Progress (a project of the Center for American Progress); the American Association of University Professors; theAmerican Civil Liberties Union; People For the American Way; the United States Student Association; theCenter for Campus Free Speech; the American Library Association; Free Press; and the National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups.

Free Press: This “media reform” organization has worked closely with many notable leftists and such organizations as Media Matters for America, Air America Radio, Global Exchange, Code Pink, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the Revolutionary Communist Party, Mother Jones magazine, and Pacifica Radio.

Funding Exchange: Dedicated to the concept of philanthropy as a vehicle for social change, this organization pairs leftist donors and foundations with likeminded groups and activists who are dedicated to bringing about their own version of “progressive” change and social justice. Many of these grantees assume that American society is rife with racism, discrimination, exploitation, and inequity and needs to be overhauled via sustained education, activism, and social agitation.

Gamaliel Foundation: Modeling its tactics on those of the radical Sixties activist Saul Alinsky, this group takes a strong stand against current homeland security measures and immigration restrictions.

Gisha: Center for the Legal Protection of Freedom of Movement: This anti-Israel organization seeks to help Palestinians “exercise their right to freedom of movement.”

Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect: This group contends that when a state proves either unable or unwilling to protect civilians from mass atrocities occurring within its borders, it is the responsibility of the international community to intervene — peacefully if possible, but with military force if necessary.

Global Exchange: Established in 1988 by pro-Castro radical Medea Benjamin, this group consistently condemns America’s foreign policy, business practices, and domestic life. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Global Exchange advised Americans to examine “the root causes of resentment against the United States in the Arab world — from our dependence on Middle Eastern oil to our biased policy towards Israel.”

Grantmakers Without Borders: GWB tends to be very supportive of leftist environmental, anti-war, and civil rights groups. It is also generally hostile to capitalism, which it deems one of the chief “political, economic, and social systems” that give rise to a host of “social ills.”

Green For All: This group was created by Van Jones to lobby for federal climate, energy, and economic policy initiatives.

Health Care for America Now: This group supports a “single payer” model where the federal government would be in charge of financing and administering the entire U.S. healthcare system.

Human Rights Campaign: The largest “lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender” lobbying group in the United States, HRC supports political candidates and legislation that will advance the LGBT agenda. Historically, HRC has most vigorously championed HIV/AIDS-related legislation, “hate crime” laws, the abrogation of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and the legalization of gay marriage.

Human Rights First: This group supports open borders and the rights of illegal aliens; charges that the Patriot Act severely erodes Americans’ civil liberties; has filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of terror suspect Jose Padilla; and deplores the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities.

Human Rights Watch: This group directs a disproportionate share of its criticism at the United States and Israel. It opposes the death penalty in all cases, and supports open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.

I’lam: This anti-Israel NGO seeks “to develop and empower the Arab media and to give voice to Palestinian issues.”

Immigrant Defense Project: To advance the cause of illegal immigrants, the IDP provides immigration law backup support and counseling to New York defense attorneys and others who represent or assist immigrants in criminal justice and immigration systems, as well as to immigrants themselves.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: This group claims to have helped gain amnesty for some three million illegal aliens in the U.S., and in the 1980s was part of the sanctuary movement which sought to grant asylum to refugees from the failed Communist states of Central America.

Immigrant Workers Citizenship Project: This open-borders organization advocates mass immigration to the U.S.

Immigration Advocates Network: This alliance of immigrant-rights groups seeks to “increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them.”

Immigration Policy Center: IPC is an advocate of open borders and contends that the massive influx of illegal immigrants into America is due to U.S. government policy, since “the broken immigration system […] spurs unauthorized immigration in the first place.”

Independent Media Center: This Internet-based, news and events bulletin board represents an invariably leftist, anti-capitalist perspective and serves as a mouthpiece for anti-globalization/anti-America themes.

Independent Media Institute: IMI administers the SPIN Project (Strategic Press Information Network), which provides leftist organizations with “accessible and affordable strategic communications consulting, training, coaching, networking opportunities and concrete tools” to help them “achieve their social justice goals.”

Institute for America’s Future: IAF supports socialized medicine, increased government funding for education, and the creation of an infrastructure “to ensure that the voice of the progressive majority is heard.”

Institute for New Economic Thinking: Seeking to create a new worldwide “economic paradigm,” this organization is staffed by numerous individuals who favor government intervention in national economies, and who view capitalism as a flawed system.

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Institute for Policy Studies: This think tank has long supported Communist and anti-American causes around the world. Viewing capitalism as a breeding ground for “unrestrained greed,” IPS seeks to provide a corrective to “unrestrained markets and individualism.” Professing an unquestioning faith in the righteousness of the United Nations, it aims to bring American foreign policy under UN control.

Institute for Public Accuracy: This anti-American, anti-capitalist organization sponsored actor Sean Penn’s celebrated visit to Baghdad in 2002. It also sponsored visits to Iraq by Democratic Congressmen Nick Rahall and former Democrat Senator James Abourezk

Institute for Women’s Policy Research: This group views the U.S. as a nation rife with discrimination against women, and publishes research to draw attention to this alleged state of affairs. It also advocates unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, stating that “access to abortion is essential to the economic well-being of women and girls.”

International Crisis Group: One of this organization’s leading figures is its Mideast Director, Robert Malley, who was President Bill Clinton’s Special Assistant for Arab-Israeli Affairs. His analysis of the Mideast conflict is markedly pro-Palestinian.

J Street: This anti-Israel group warns that Israel’s choice to take military action to stop Hamas’ terrorist attacks “will prove counter-productive and only deepen the cycle of violence in the region”

Jewish Funds for Justice: This organization views government intervention and taxpayer funding as crucial components of enlightened social policy. It seeks to redistribute wealth from Jewish donors to low-income communities “to combat the root causes of domestic economic and social injustice.” By JFJ’s reckoning, chief among those root causes are the inherently negative by-products of capitalism – most notably racism and “gross economic inequality.”

Joint Victory Campaign 2004: Founded by George Soros and Harold Ickes, this group was a major fundraising entity for Democrats during the 2004 election cycle. It collected contributions (including large amounts from Soros personally) and disbursed them to two other groups, America Coming Together and the Media Fund, which also worked on behalf of Democrats.

Justice at Stake: This coalition calls for judges to be appointed by nonpartisan, independent commissions in a process known as “merit selection,” rather than elected by the voting public.

LatinoJustice PRLDF: This organization supports bilingual education, the racial gerrymandering of voting districts, and expanded rights for illegal aliens.

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: This group views America as an unremittingly racist nation; uses the courts to mandate race-based affirmative action preferences in business and academia; has filed briefs against the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to limit the wholesale granting of green cards and to identify potential terrorists; condemns the Patriot Act; and calls on Americans to “recognize the contribution” of illegal aliens.

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: This organization views the United States as a nation rife with racism, sexism, and all manner of social injustice; and it uses legislative advocacy to push for “progressive change” that will create “a more open and just society.”

League of United Latin American Citizens: This group views America as a nation plagued by “an alarming increase in xenophobia and anti-Hispanic sentiment”; favors racial preferences; supports the legalization of illegal Hispanic aliens; opposes military surveillance of U.S. borders; opposes making English America’s official language; favors open borders; and rejects anti-terrorism legislation like the Patriot Act.

League of Women Voters Education Fund: The League supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; supports “motor-voter” registration, which allows anyone with a driver’s license to become a voter, regardless of citizenship status; and supports tax hikes and socialized medicine.

League of Young Voters: This organization seeks to “empowe[r] young people nationwide” to “participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level[s].”

Lynne Stewart Defense Committee: IRS records indicate that Soros’s Open Society Institute made a September 2002 grant of $20,000 to this organization. Stewart was the criminal-defense attorney who was later convicted for abetting her client, the “blind sheik” Omar Abdel Rahman, in terrorist activities connected with his Islamic Group.

Machsom Watch: This organization describes itself as “a movement of Israeli women, peace activists from all sectors of Israeli society, who oppose the Israeli occupation and the denial of Palestinians’ rights to move freely in their land.”

MADRE: This international women’s organization deems America the world’s foremost violator of human rights. As such, it seeks to “communicat[e] the real-life impact of U.S. policies on women and families confronting violence, poverty and repression around the world,” and to “demand alternatives to destructive U.S. policies.” It also advocates unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: This group views the U.S. as a nation replete with racism and discrimination against blacks; seeks to establish an independent black nation in the southeastern United States; and demands reparations for slavery.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition: This group calls for the expansion of civil rights and liberties for illegal aliens; laments that illegal aliens in America are commonly subjected to “worker exploitation”; supports tuition-assistance programs for illegal aliens attending college; and characterizes the Patriot Act as a “very troubling” assault on civil liberties.

Media Fund: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose purpose was to conceptualize, produce, and place political ads on television, radio, print, and the Internet.

Media Matters for America: This organization is a “web-based, not-for-profit … progressive research and information center” seeking to “systematically monitor a cross-section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation.” The group works closely with the Soros-backed Center for American Progress, and is heavily funded by Democracy Alliance, of which Soros is a major financier.

Mercy Corps: Vis a vis the Arab-Israeli conflict, Mercy Corps places all blame for Palestinian poverty and suffering directly on Israel.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund: This group advocates open borders, free college tuition for illegal aliens, lowered educational standards to accommodate Hispanics, and voting rights for criminals. In MALDEF’s view, supporters of making English the official language of the United States are “motivated by racism and anti-immigrant sentiments,” while advocates of sanctions against employers reliant on illegal labor seek to discriminate against “brown-skinned people.”

Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, PC: This influential defender of Big Labor is headed by Democrat operative Harold Ickes.

Midwest Academy: This entity trains radical activists in the tactics of direct action, targeting, confrontation, and intimidation.

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Migration Policy Institute: This group seeks to create “a North America with gradually disappearing border controls … with permanent migration remaining at moderate levels.”

Military Families Speak Out: This group ascribes the U.S. invasion of Iraq to American imperialism and lust for oil.

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment: This group is the rebranded Missouri branch of the now-defunct, pro-socialist, community organization ACORN.

MoveOn.org: This Web-based organization supports Democratic political candidates through fundraising, advertising, and get-out-the-vote drives.

Ms. Foundation for Women: This group laments what it views as the widespread and enduring flaws of American society: racism, sexism, homophobia, and the violation of civil rights and liberties. It focuses its philanthropy on groups that promote affirmative action for women, unfettered access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, amnesty for illegal aliens, and big government generally.

Muslim Advocates: Opposed to U.S. counter-terrorism strategies that make use of sting operations and informants, MA characterizes such tactics as forms of “entrapment” that are inherently discriminatory against Muslims.

NARAL Pro-Choice America: This group supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, and works to elect pro-abortion Democrats.

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund: The NAACP supports racial preferences in employment and education, as well as the racial gerrymandering of voting districts. Underpinning its support for race preferences is the fervent belief that white racism in the United States remains an intractable, largely undiminished, phenomenon.

The Nation Institute: This nonprofit entity sponsors leftist conferences, fellowships, awards for radical activists, and journalism internships.

National Abortion Federation: This group opposes any restrictions on abortion at either the state or federal levels, and champions the introduction of unrestricted abortion into developing regions of the world.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: This group was established in 1976 as the first “fully staffed national organization exclusively devoted to abolishing capital punishment.”

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: This group depicts the United States as a nation in need of dramatic structural change financed by philanthropic organizations. It overwhelmingly promotes grant-makers and grantees with leftist agendas, while criticizing their conservative counterparts.

National Committee for Voting Integrity: This group opposes “the implementation of proof of citizenship and photo identification requirements for eligible electors in American elections as the means of assuring election integrity.”

National Council for Research on Women: This group supports big government, high taxes, military spending cuts, increased social welfare spending, and the unrestricted right to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.

National Council of La Raza: This group lobbies for racial preferences, bilingual education, stricter hate-crime laws, mass immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens.

National Council of Women’s Organizations: This group views the United States as a nation rife with injustice against girls and women. It advocates high levels of spending for social welfare programs, and supports race and gender preferences for minorities and women in business and academia.

National Immigration Forum: Opposing the enforcement of present immigration laws, this organization urges the American government to “legalize” en masse all illegal aliens currently in the United States who have no criminal records, and to dramatically increase the number of visas available for those wishing to migrate to the U.S. The Forum is particularly committed to opening the borders to unskilled, low-income workers, and immediately making them eligible for welfare and social service programs.

National Immigration Law Center: This group seeks to win unrestricted access to government-funded social welfare programs for illegal aliens.

National Lawyers Guild: This group promotes open borders; seeks to weaken America’s intelligence-gathering agencies; condemns the Patriot Act as an assault on civil liberties; rejects capitalism as an unviable economic system; has rushed to the defense of convicted terrorists and their abettors; and generally opposes all U.S. foreign policy positions, just as it did during the Cold War when it sided with the Soviets.

National Organization for Women: This group advocates the unfettered right to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; seeks to “eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia” from American society; attacks Christianity and traditional religious values; and supports gender-based preferences for women.

National Partnership for Women and Families: This organization supports race- and sex-based preferences in employment and education. It also advocates for the universal “right” of women to undergo taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason.

National Priorities Project: This group supports government-mandated redistribution of wealth — through higher taxes and greater expenditures on social welfare programs. NPP exhorts the government to redirect a significant portion of its military funding toward public education, universal health insurance, environmentalist projects, and welfare programs.

National Public Radio: Founded in 1970 with 90 public radio stations as charter members, NPR is today a loose network of more than 750 U.S. radio stations across the country, many of which are based on college and university campuses. (source)

National Security Archive Fund: This group collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act to a degree that compromises American national security and the safety of intelligence agents.

National Women’s Law Center: This group supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; lobbies against conservative judicial appointees; advocates increased welfare spending to help low-income mothers; and favors higher taxes for the purpose of generating more funds for such government programs as Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, foster care, health care, child-support enforcement, and student loans.
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2019.11.03 04:05 ryu289 AngryMommy loves outrage

https://activistmommy.com/texas-school-district-mandates-children-learn-about-anal-sex-in-class/
Never go full Todd Starnes: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/austin-school-district-sex-ed/
https://activistmommy.com/buttigieg-booker-warren-believe-it-shouldnt-be-a-crime-to-knowingly-expose-sexual-partners-to-hiv/
Off course Mommy thinks any HIV infection is intentional, or at least that the law should assume so...which is bad: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/10/3/20863210/hiv-aids-law-iowa-criminalization https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2635346/ https://undark.org/2016/08/30/hiv-criminalization-stigma-crime/
So much for innocent until proven guilty...
https://activistmommy.com/former-lgbtq-individuals-travel-to-washington-to-urge-lawmakers-not-to-pass-anti-religious-freedom-equality-act/
The first is bill H.R. 5, known as “The Equality Act,” is essentially an amendment to the Civil Rights Act. The bill aims to redefine “sex” as gender identity and have sexual preference added to the list of protected classes. H.R. 5 passed in the House in May. The second bill, and perhaps the more troubling of the two, is H.R. 3570, “The Fraud Prevention Act.” This bill was introduced this past June and would make so-called “conversion therapy” illegal at the federal level
What the supporters of these bills are hoping you don’t know, they face opposition from a group of former LGBT-identifying individuals called “Formers.” According to the Standard Newswire, the Formers have chosen 15 representatives from their group to go to Washington DC and address their concerns about these two bills before they are voted on by the Senate.
Does this include being honest about how conversion therapy is linked with suicide? https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/59ndz8/new-study-conclusively-ties-conversion-therapy-to-suicide-attempts https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/political-minds/201811/gay-conversion-therapy-associated-suicide-risk https://www.sprc.org/news/conversion-therapy-endangers-lgbt-youth-and-must-stop-us-report Or how the science behind it is bogus: http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html
Although dubbed “The Equality Act,” Formers understand the bill is an unnecessary concession to the false idea that members of the gay community are marginalized. In fact, LGBTQ-identifying people have always had options in how they participate in broader culture. Nothing constrains them from participating in culture on a normal level. Unlike with the African American community, who have centuries of culturally driven abuse and forced destabilization, those who identify as LGBTQ have been empowered in our modern society as scientists, literary giants, and even politicians when they have chosen not to prioritize their sexual mores.
Oh? https://www.catalyst.org/research/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-workplace-issues/ https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://scholar.google.com/scholar_url%3Furl%3Dhttps://cloudfront.escholarship.org/dist/prd/content/qt3wf4t3q9/qt3wf4t3q9.pdf%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26scisig%3DAAGBfm1W1bjnWArll2WA3pnnCaxcsdrrnw%26nossl%3D1%26oi%3Dscholarr&ved=2ahUKEwiVvJzugs3lAhXJtlkKHcVTCA4QgAMoAXoECAMQAw&usg=AOvVaw1vmlXaN_uEVhPw2Xuw0ai1&cshid=1572749227063
"Normal" here means straight...which us a whole can of worms in of itself. https://www.reddit.com/philosophy/comments/24kqoe/is_the_appeal_to_normality_fallacious_in_ethics/
https://activistmommy.com/beto-orourke-claims-civil-rights-act-can-be-used-to-force-churches-to-perform-gay-weddings/
O’Rourke continued saying, “But the moment that any nonprofit organization in this country offers services in the public sphere — higher education is a great example, or a health care clinic or hospital — then they must follow the laws of this country, including the law that prohibits discrimination based on any difference of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, which is the question that I was asked at that CNN town hall,” he continued. “That is a longstanding value, and certainly since 1964 and the Civil Rights Act a longstanding law in this country.”
Mommy thinks this includes gay marriages...which is stupid. Religious ceremonies are off limits...off course tax exemptions are hypocritical to begin with: https://form1023.org/church-tax-exemption-the-unpunished-american-treason
https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-President-Trump-End/239120
https://activistmommy.com/protests-planned-after-toronto-library-agrees-to-host-feminist-writer-critical-of-transgenderism/
Mommy hates free speech: https://www.reddit.com/atheism/comments/dqczn3/how_do_homophobic_rightwing_gamers_justify_to/f628gmy/
https://activistmommy.com/judge-in-david-daleiden-trial-suppressed-evidence-of-baby-body-part-trafficking/
Oh not this conspiracy: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pp-abortion-harvest-brain/ https://www.mediamatters.org/planned-parenthood/misinformer-year-center-medical-progress
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2019.10.29 04:31 coppinpamela Unprotected sex survey

Unprotected Sex Survey- Males Only
You are invited to participate in a web-based online survey on unprotected sex and among men. This is a research project being conducted by , a student at Coppin State University. It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
PARTICIPATION
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in the research or exit the survey at any time without penalty. You are free to decline to answer any particular question you do not wish to answer for any reason.
CONFIDENTIALITY
Your survey answers will be sent to the students via social media where data will be stored in a password protected electronic format. Your response will remain anonymous. No one will be able to identify you or your answers, and no one will know whether or not you participated in the study.
  1. Would you like to answer questions about unprotected sex.
  1. What is your age group
  1. How many times have you had unprotected intercourse within the last 6 months with someone other than your partner
4.Have you purchased a condom within the last 6 months?
5.Have you ever had intercourse using a condom for protection?
6.Have you ever been treated for a sexually transmitted disease?
7.Have you ever encouraged your peers to practice safer sex?
  1. Have you ever been tested for HIV?
9.What was the reason to be tested for HIV?
10.Have you ever chosen abstinence as an option?
  1. Agree that condoms protect against STD/HIV
  1. Knowledge of source to receive free condoms
  1. Number of causal sex partners
  1. Whether contraceptive was discussed before or after
  1. Respondents concern about HIV
  1. Number of penetrative partners
  1. Concern sexual partner has an STD/HIV
  1. Number of visits to healthcare facility
  1. Concern about infection
  1. Will continue to have unprotected sex
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2019.10.19 04:11 ryu289 Is it just me or does this site seem to confuse sexual behaviors with sexual orientation?

https://web.archive.org/web/20060827213849/http://www.missionamerica.com/agenda.php?articlenum=11&PHPSESSID=7783654e4502da52d21fd0b28bad389c
Assumption: That students involved in homosexuality are a self-contained minority who need higher self-esteem and greater comfort with homosexual behavior.
Problems: Establishes adult/community support for participation in homosexuality with all its known risks. Ironically, in most schools, HIV educational programs about the risks of this behavior are fully supported. A club provides a venue where students curious about this behavior, but who have not yet engaged in it, can readily meet students and even adult advisors to begin homosexual relationships-with school support! With the emphasis on homophobia, these clubs become breeding grounds for hostility, where bigoted attitudes are nurtured against anyone who objects to homosexual behavior, objections which can save a student's life.
Results: Communities and families become divided on this basic issue, and student lives and welfare are put at extreme risk based on misinformation.
Ok, who here think they are talking about sex and not just attraction? Not to mention I doubt they would encourage sexual acts to begin with
Assumptions: That there is something wrong with objecting to homosexuality. That homosexual behavior is a minority issue like racial status. Any objections to homosexual behavior are said to originate from "hate" and are connected to violence against homosexuals. Such programs also claim there is no difference between expressed hatred of homosexuals and commonplace moral objections.
Problems: Puts those who object to homosexuality for any reason on the defensive. Causes those who have objections to remain silent, leaving an open field for radical student, teacher or outside groups to define "hate" and discrimination however they wish. Flies in the face of freedom of religion, freedom of association and freedom of speech.
How? Now I see, you think homosexual "behavior" means sex acts. Not to mention it sounds like you also conflate gender non conforming behaviors as well
Results: Christians, conservatives and in fact, all supporters of traditional values are accused of "hate." Instances of harassment are linked to those who would never commit such acts. Students are not warned about homosexuality, so more will experiment with this high-risk behavior.
Alot of these include lessons on consent and safe sex moron... https://www.glsen.org/news/lack-of-sex-education-putting-lgbtq-youth-risk
Funnily enough most high risk behavior seems to be associated with stigma: http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/06/mental-health-and-substance-abuse.html
Examples: 1) GLSEN (radical homosexual activist group) teaching manual, "Tackling Gay Issues in School," which focuses on non-respectful tactics to silence all objections to the full expression of homosexuality. It also encourages student experimentation.
Wrong: https://web.archive.org/web/2016*/https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/GLSEN%20CT%20Tackling%20LGBT%20Issues%20In%20Schools.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20060113235219/http://www.missionamerica.com/agenda.php?articlenum=1&PHPSESSID=1738afcf58aca9e65cda83183da1c188
Religious tolerance lessons can also be misused to profile conservative Christians, Jews and Muslims as "hateful" because these faiths don 't approve of premarital sex, homosexuality or abortion. Adherence to the notion of truth also offends cultural relativists.
Why don't you adhere towards killing gays like the bible says...or owning slaves...or rape...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4706071/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/godzooks/2019/09/suicide-religion-lgbtq-psychology-usa/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/2014/05/an-empirical-study-of-the-link-between-suicidal-lgbt-youth-and-religious-upbringing/
So yeah religion is associated with suicide ...who knew?
https://web.archive.org/web/20060113224727/http://www.missionamerica.com/agenda.php?articlenum=7&PHPSESSID=1738afcf58aca9e65cda83183da1c188
Take an official school position, with supporting research, that homosexuality, bisexuality and gender confusion are threats to student physical and mental well-being. In today's climate, this takes a lot of guts, but it is a winnable position, because not only is it the truth, it's the opinion of most parents. A recent Zogby poll clearly showed that, when given the facts, parents overwhelmingly object to having their kids taught to accept homosexuality as equal to heterosexuality.5
This was apparently from an abstinence survey...https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/abstinence-only-until-marriage-programs-are-ineffective-and-harmful-young-people
Health information will provide ample evidence of the potential for harm. It should include information on the high risk of AIDS in this country by males having sex with males (MSM) as well the much-higher risk of other STDs by practicing homosexuals. The higher rates of promiscuity, domestic violence and much-lower life span should be covered as well as the lack of any evidence for a gay "gene."
Wow...homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html
They are just wrong...
One critical part of any school district's defense should be to provide evidence, by researching "gay" advocacy material, of the overwhelming promotion to youth of just the opposite of a fixed, stable sexual identity. The real goal is for all people, including youth, to be able to practice sexual fluidity and experimentation ( which would include homosexual behavior), even by those who call themselves "heterosexuals."
Wrong again. It is to understand your feelings, which isn't necessarily about performing sex acts.
A very good resource outlining health risks, with solid citations from medical research, is found at www.corporateresourcecouncil.org/white_papers.html . It's a paper called "The Health Risks of Gay Sex." Originally developed to aid companies, this material nonetheless contains an enormous amount of helpful material in one place.
By this guy? http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/06/response-to-j-diggs-health-risks-of-gay.html https://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2009/02/more-on-phony-expert-john-r.html#.U2lYDSgvDTd
Tsk, tsk...It will increase intolerance, bias and stereotypes, because homosexual activist students are being taught by all the major advocacy organizations to fear and fight parents who try to restrict their sexual freedom; schools that don't jump to their every demand; and religions like traditional Christianity, conservative Judaism, conservative Hindu faith and conservative Islam.
Their harassment claims can be dealt with simply., by ensuring that the current school conduct code is being enforced fairly, but after that, don't give in to the endless demands for "non-harassment" policies based on sexual orientation.
Already we are showing that you are full of bs when it comes to the "truth" of homosexuality. Why should we trust you?
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114001743/http://www.missionamerica.com/agenda.php?articlenum=10&PHPSESSID=1738afcf58aca9e65cda83183da1c188
Because marriage is now legalized, children will be persuaded in misleading material that anyone who objects to homosexual behavior is not simply biased, that person is breaking the law. The take-away for students from these shallow lessons will be that it is illegal to criticize homosexuality, and every person young or old should be protected from the mean conservatives. Standing up for equality in America will translate into the freedom to practice homosexuality for every student who "discovers" such inclinations.
Really? https://www.reddit.com/skeptic/comments/byhd2l/homophobes_dont_belive_in_sourcing_their_claims/
Sex education will be required to take into account this new form of "family" and abstinence - until - marriage education will take a twisted new turn. Suddenly, it will be co-opted by Planned Parenthood and other liberal activists with their own unique spin. Every student will be taught that, of course, abstinence until heterosexual or homosexual marriage is fine if that's one's choice. But since pregnancy isn't a danger for homosexuals, sex can be a wonderful option for younger and younger people - as long as it's carried out "responsibly," of course - like brushing one's teeth. To not teach this would be, again "discrimination" based on sexual orientation. Condoms are always available for those who can't wait. Let's show you third-graders how this condom fits on this banana, just so you are prepared.
Hmmm...https://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2015/01/23/09/37/sexuality-education-as-part-of-a-comprehensive-health-education-program-in-k-to-12-schools https://journals.lww.com/ajnonline/Fulltext/2012/03000/Comprehensive_Sex_Education_for_Teens_Is_More.5.aspx
They aren't forcing kids into sex...
Expect a whole new crop of young adult novels featuring same-sex romance leading to marriage to appear instantly and be adopted just as magically by middle-school and high-school language departments throughout the U.S. Your 13-year-old Kyle will be required to read and give a book report on a novel where Bruce and Jason meet, date and get married. What won't be covered is how Bruce and Jason split up a year later after cheating on each other dozens of times.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D1466%26context%3Dfaculty&ved=2ahUKEwj_4ve9pqflAhUxUt8KHZJ-CDgQFjAOegQIBRAB&usg=AOvVaw1d3Vw6gz2zc9ZFnJpzoZBI Hetero couples are no better...
And it gets better (or worse). This stop-gap standard will last for just a few years, until the inevitable next piece of the puzzle is in place. Hank and Jim will petition the courts to allow Mary, the biological mother of "their" adopted child, to become part of their marriage. After all, what business does the court have in their bedrooms, determining who they have a right to love? Along about this same time, Cindy and her partner, Luke (who is really Lucy, except that she dresses like a man) will demand that the law recognize Luke as a "husband" in spite of her biology. And so will emerge the accompanying new curricular materials reflecting the legalization of group marriage and transgender unions, making sure every U.S. school child knows that these are future options for him, her or them.
Sigh...https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-doo201806/myths-about-polyamory overthebrainbow.com/blog/2017/1/7/wired-this-way-sexual-orientation-and-gender-in-the-brain
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2019.10.12 17:34 Gentleguy134 First sex - Worst Sex and Regret of my life

Hi guys,
So my story is very weird. I’m 21 Male and I never had kissed a girl or had sex before 1 month ago when I mistakenly had a sex with a girl who is not very educated and after that I came to realise that she has many sexual partners. I don’t have much sex education and it was the first time I had sex. On the first day we did kisses and stuff and from that time my mouth taste has changed and I told the girl as well. On the second day we had sex and it was unprotected. I didn’t ejaculate and we had to stop in the middle because somebody came to the door. After a day I started feeling itchiness and discomfort in my penis and it was 3rd day that a weird discharge came out in the morning from the penis and I searched the web and I became afraid to death that I’ve caught an std. within the first week I developed fever and sore throat. I ordered postal health kit and done the HIV, Gonnorhea and Chlymedia tests after a week then after 3 weeks but they all came negative. Clinician checked my penis and I had a oral, urine, throat swab and rectal test as well but they couldn’t identify anything. I know it’s very soon for HIV test but test after 3 weeks is very assuring. As after 4 weeks 95% cases are diagnosed. At this point the clinician told me that it maybe a coincidence that you became ill and doctor told me the same. Then I went to another doctor and he told me that even nothing has shown up you should’ve been given antibiotics because of the discharge. I have done a week of that and I’m still having almost the same condition. Throat is sore and the penis is still not alright, abdominal pain, frequent urination and I’m very tired and in pain all the time. I’ve been given Metrodinazole by the doctor 400 MG 2 times a day but it seems to not work. I’m very anxious and regret the unprotected sex with a weird girl. I’m asking when I became ill she became offended and said she got nothing. Then her friend told me that she went for the checkup and all came negative. This provided me the relief but I’m still in bad condition and want to know from the reddit community what they think because I am very old reader of reddit and the community is very helpful.
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2019.10.07 00:53 LBLLuke Intake 4/10/19

28/9/19 -4/10/19
1 Oxford Poorly reported placebos may lead to mistaken estimates of benefits http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2019-10-01-poorly-reported-placebos-may-lead-mistaken-estimates-benefits
2 Cambridge AN EXTRA VEGETARIAN OPTION CUTS MEAT CONSUMPTION WITHOUT DENTING FOOD SALES https://www.cam.ac.uk/vegnudge Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/mild-to-moderate-hearing-loss-in-children-leads-to-changes-in-how-brain-processes-sound Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say researchers https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/type-2-diabetes-remission-possible-with-achievable-weight-loss-say-researchers Study highlights potential of whole genome sequencing to enable personalised cancer treatment https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/study-highlights-potential-of-whole-genome-sequencing-to-enable-personalised-cancer-treatment Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/mechanisms-of-real-time-speech-interpretation-in-the-human-brain-revealed
3 Stanford Stanford chemist develop ‘infrared vision’ for cancer immunotherapy https://news.stanford.edu/2019/10/03/infrared-vision-immunotherapy/ Stanford psychologists discover new patterns of brain development in areas linked to reading and face recognition https://news.stanford.edu/2019/10/03/new-patterns-brain-development-discovered/ Stanford psychiatry professor works to bring scientists to addiction policy debates https://news.stanford.edu/2019/10/03/bringing-neuroscience-bear-addiction-policy/ Stanford psychologists show leading with flavor encourages healthy eating https://news.stanford.edu/2019/10/02/leading-flavor-encourages-healthy-eating/ Stanford researchers have developed a gel-like fluid to prevent wildfires https://news.stanford.edu/2019/09/30/new-treatment-prevents-wildfires/ Why Women and Older Workers Make Less Driving for Uber https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/why-women-older-workers-make-less-driving-uber
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology A new way to corrosion-proof thin atomic sheets http://news.mit.edu/2019/corrosion-proof-atomic-sheets-1004 SMART develops a way to commercially manufacture integrated silicon III-V chips http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-singapore-smart-way-to-manufacture-integrated-silicon-iii-v-chips-1003 Artificial gut aims to expose the elusive microbiome http://news.mit.edu/2019/artificial-gut-aims-to-expose-human-microbiome-1003 Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance http://news.mit.edu/2019/engineered-phage-viruses-drug-resistance-1003 This is how a “fuzzy” universe may have looked http://news.mit.edu/2019/early-galaxy-fuzzy-universe-simulation-1003 System helps smart devices find their position http://news.mit.edu/2019/iot-smart-device-position-1003 Using algorithms to build a map of the placenta http://news.mit.edu/2019/using-algorithms-to-build-placenta-map-1002 Study: Better sleep habits lead to better college grades http://news.mit.edu/2019/better-sleep-better-grades-1001 Tracing the origins of air pollutants in India http://news.mit.edu/2019/tracing-air-pollution-india-0930 This flat structure morphs into shape of a human face when temperature changes http://news.mit.edu/2019/mesh-structure-shape-temperature-changes-0930 Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful http://news.mit.edu/2019/rna-vaccine-delivery-0930 How to dismantle a nuclear bomb http://news.mit.edu/2019/verify-dismantle-nuclear-bombs-0927
5 Caltech Virtual Reality for Scientists https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/virtual-reality-scientists Researchers Advancing Understanding of Vital Enzyme https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/researchers-advancing-understanding-vital-enzyme
6 Harvard Michael Fabiano wears many hats (AP) https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/10/continuing-education-is-essential-in-todays-new-media-soaked-world-and-so-is-accuracy/ You are what you eat — and how you cook it https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/10/study-finds-gut-microbes-adapt-quickly-to-changes-in-food-preparation/ Omega-3 fish oil rises to top in analysis of studies https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/09/major-study-finds-omega-3-supplements-may-reduce-risk-of-heart-attack/ A new hunt for Jimmy Hoffa (And Finally) https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/10/in-new-book-professor-probes-stepdads-ties-to-hoffa-disappearance/ Red flags rise on global warming and the seas https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/10/urgency-of-climate-change-may-be-understated-in-intergovernmental-panel-report/ In a first, optical tweezers give Harvard scientists the control to capture ultracold molecules https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/10/harvard-scientists-use-optical-tweezers-to-capture-ultracold-molecules/ The shape-shifting of things to come https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/10/shape-shifting-structures-can-take-the-form-of-a-face-antenna/ First video of viruses assembling https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/10/first-video-of-viruses-assembling-released/
7 Princeton Get moving! The mystery of animal group behavior https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/09/30/get-moving-mystery-animal-group-behavior
8 Yale University Barrier to rural opioid treatment: driving distance to methadone clinics https://news.yale.edu/2019/10/01/barrier-rural-opioid-treatment-driving-distance-methadone-clinics Too Young to Screen: Breast Cancer in Younger Women https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/breast-cancer-younger-women/ New drug helps combat metabolic syndrome https://news.yale.edu/2019/10/02/new-drug-helps-combat-metabolic-syndrome Female orgasm is evolution’s happy gift https://news.yale.edu/2019/09/30/female-orgasm-evolutions-happy-gift Growing old together: a sharper look at black holes and their host galaxies https://news.yale.edu/2019/09/30/growing-old-together-sharper-look-black-holes-and-their-host-galaxies
9 Imperial College London Gut bacteria ‘fingerprint’ predicts radiotherapy side effects https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/193154/gut-bacteria-fingerprint-predicts-radiotherapy-side/ ‘Poisoned arrowhead’ used by warring bacteria could lead to new antibiotics https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/193148/poisoned-arrowhead-used-warring-bacteria-could/
10 Chicago None
11 ETH Zurich Artificial intelligence improves biomedical imaging https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2019/09/artificial-intelligence-improves-biomedical-imaging.html
12 Johns Hopkins University Careful Monitoring of Children Following Cardiac Surgery May Improve Long-Term Outcomes https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/careful-monitoring-of-children-following-cardiac-surgery-may-improve-long-term-outcomes ‘Dietary’ Vulnerability Found in Cancer Cells With Mutated Spliceosomes https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/dietary-vulnerability-found-in-cancer-cells-with-mutated-spliceosomes Golden Ratio Observed In Human Skulls https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/golden-ratio-observed-in-human-skulls Flu Experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/flu-experts-at-johns-hopkins-medicine-1 Nanoparticles Wiggling Through Mucus May Predict Severe COPD https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/nanoparticles-wiggling-through-mucus-may-predict-severe-copd Johns Hopkins Researchers Advance Search For Safer, Easier Way to Deliver Vision-Saving Gene Therapy to The Retina https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/johns-hopkins-researchers-advance-search-for-safer-easier-way-to-deliver-vision-saving-gene-therapy-to-the-retina
13 University of Pennsylvania Identifying a gene for canine night blindness https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/identifying-gene-canine-night-blindness New chip poised to enable handheld microwave imaging https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/new-chip-poised-enable-hand-held-microwave-imaging Signaling the trustworthiness of science https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/signaling-trustworthiness-science How race informed the 6th Amendment right to counsel https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/how-race-informed-6th-amendment-right-counsel How restricting skilled immigration could spur offshoring https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/how-restricting-skilled-immigration-could-spur-offshoring New topological insulator can reroute photonic ‘traffic’ on the fly https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/new-topological-insulator-can-reroute-photonic-traffic-fly Emily Steinlight brings a modern look to Victorian-era studies https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/emily-steinlight-brings-modern-look-victoria-era-studies Penn team creates first bile duct-on-a-chip https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/penn-team-creates-first-bile-duct-chip
14 UCL “Children’s voices” omitted from care records, UCL study finds https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/oct/childrens-voices-omitted-care-records-ucl-study-finds Health worsens the longer you live in a deprived neighbourhood https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/oct/health-worsens-longer-you-live-deprived-neighbourhood Analysis: Having sex in older age could make you happier and healthier https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/oct/analysis-having-sex-older-age-could-make-you-happier-and-healthier Fruit flies live longer with combination drug treatment https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/sep/fruit-flies-live-longer-combination-drug-treatment
15 University of California, Berkeley CRISPRed flies mimic monarch butterfly — and could make you vomit https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/news/crispred-flies-mimic-monarch-butterfly-and-could-make-you-vomit Collapse of desert birds due to heat stress from climate change https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/news/collapse-desert-birds-due-heat-stress-climate-change New poll: Vaccine rule widely supported by California voters https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/news/new-poll-vaccine-rule-widely-supported-california-voters Does being a ‘superwoman’ protect African American women’s health? https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/news/does-being-superwoman-protect-african-american-womens-health
16 Columbia University N/A
17 UCLA Fat cells are used to deliver drug that suppresses tumor growth in mice https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/fat-cells-deliver-drug-suppresses-tumor-growth Researchers identify molecular process that could accelerate recovery from nerve injuries https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/molecular-process-accelerates-nerve-injury-recovery Study identifies therapeutic target for high blood pressure in the lungs https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/therapeutic-target-high-blood-pressure-lungs
18 Duke N/A
19 Cornell Nature, Our Intrinsic Healer https://research.cornell.edu/news-features/nature-our-intrinsic-healer
20 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (all links at top) How opt-out organ donation could affect U.S. waiting lists https://news.umich.edu/how-opt-out-organ-donation-could-affect-u-s-waiting-lists/ Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine https://news.umich.edu/patient-cancer-cells-reliably-grow-on-new-3d-scaffold-showing-promise-for-precision-medicine/ Collaboration may improve access to HIV testing, primary care https://news.umich.edu/collaboration-may-improve-access-to-hiv-testing-primary-care/ Screening for lung cancer based on risk could save lives https://news.umich.edu/screening-for-lung-cancer-based-on-risk-could-save-lives/ Just add water: U-M chemists suggest a fix for insoluble drugs https://news.umich.edu/just-add-water-u-m-chemists-suggest-a-fix-for-insoluble-drugs/ Hard as ceramic, tough as steel: Newly discovered connection could help design of nextgen alloys https://news.umich.edu/hard-as-ceramic-tough-as-steel-newly-discovered-connection-could-help-design-of-nextgen-alloys/
21 Toronto Young adults of South Asian descent face higher risk of prediabetes, diabetes: U of T study https://www.utoronto.ca/news/young-adults-south-asian-descent-face-higher-risk-prediabetes-diabetes-u-t-study U of T paleontologists find traces of sabre-toothed cat in Medicine Hat https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-paleontologists-find-traces-sabre-toothed-cat-medicine-hat U of T-led team text mines over 89,000 scientific papers, revealing new evolutionary insights into ants and plants https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-led-team-text-mines-over-89000-scientific-papers-revealing-new-evolutionary-insights-ants Male surgeons earn more than female surgeons for same time worked: U of T study https://www.utoronto.ca/news/male-surgeons-make-more-female-surgeons-same-time-worked-u-t-study U of T ecologists find strong evidence of ‘fishing down the food web’ in freshwater lake https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-ecologists-find-strong-evidence-fishing-down-food-web-freshwater-lake
22 Tsinghua University N/A
23 National University of Singapore ‘Express courier service’ for immune cells http://news.nus.edu.sg/research/express-courier-service-immune-cells
24 Carnegie Mellon University One-Dimensional Objects Morph Into New Dimensions https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2019/octobeone-dimensional-objects-morph-new-dimensions.html New Biological Approach Helps Robots Sense Chemicals https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2019/octobebiological-approach-helps-robots-sense-chemicals.html Simon Initiative Tool Helps Students Polish Writing Skills https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2019/septembesimon-tool-helps-polish-writing-skills.html
25 Northwestern University (June 20th) N/A
26 London School of Economics and Political Science Imprint of poor parental relationships linked to high social costs http://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2019/j-October-2019/Imprint-of-poor-parental-relationships-linked-to-high-social-costs LSE academics develop tool to help combat global Antimicrobial Resistance http://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2019/j-October-2019/LSE-academics-develop-tool-to-help-combat-global-Antimicrobial-Resistance
27 New York University Fungal Invasion of Pancreas Creates Cancer Risk https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2019/octobefungal-invasion-of-pancreas-creates-cancer-risk-.html New Public-Private Research Upends Traditional Carbon Pricing and Presents a More Effective Method for Pricing Emissions https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2019/septembenew-public-private-research-upends-traditional-carbon-pricing-an.html
28 University of Washington Health disparities, strong social support among state’s LGBTQ community https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/10/04/health-disparities-strong-social-support-among-states-lgbtq-community/ New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/10/04/new-metasurface-design-can-control-optical-fields-in-three-dimensions/ Inspired by Northern clingfish, researchers make a better suction cup https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/10/02/inspired-by-northern-clingfish-researchers-make-a-better-suction-cup/
29 University of Edinburgh Nationally significant works by Darwin’s mentor secured https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2019/nationally-significant-works-by-darwin-s-mentor-se European partners create new model for the future https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2019/research-partners-focus-on-europe-wide-future Prejudice against ethnic minorities persists https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2019/prejudice-against-ethnic-minorities-persists Surrogacy advance could aid rare chicken breeds https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2019/surrogacy-advance-could-aid-rare-chicken-breeds Drug could help improve ovarian cancer treatment https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2019/drug-could-help-improve-ovarian-cancer-treatment
30 University of California, San Diego Immune Cell Identity Crisis: What Makes a Liver Macrophage a Liver Macrophage? https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/immune-cell-identity-crisis-what-makes-a-liver-macrophage-a-liver-macrophage Cracking How ‘Water Bears’ Survive the Extremes https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/cracking-how-water-bears-survive-the-extremes Skin-Cells-Turned-to-Heart-Cells Help Unravel Genetic Underpinnings of Cardiac Function https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/skin-cells-turned-to-heart-cells-help-unravel-genetic-underpinnings-of-cardiac-function
31 Peking University (Search 2019-09) N/A
32 LMU Munich Rotation on an eight-shaped path http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/news/newsarchiv/2019/dube_naturecomm.html
33 University of Melbourne N/A
34 Georgia Institute of Technology N/A
35 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Taking sustainability into space https://news.epfl.ch/news/taking-sustainability-into-space/ The right carbon tax to reduce the impact of transport in Switzerland https://news.epfl.ch/news/the-right-carbon-tax-to-reduce-the-impact-of-trans/ EPFL researchers invent low-cost alternative to Bitcoin https://news.epfl.ch/news/epfl-researchers-invent-low-cost-alternative-to-bi/
36 University of Hong Kong N/A
37 University of British Columbia
38 King’s College London FODMAPs diet relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/fodmaps-diet-relieves-symptoms-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
39 University of Texas at Austin How sustainable is tuna? New global catch database exposes dangerous fishing trends https://news.ubc.ca/2019/10/01/how-sustainable-is-tuna-new-global-catch-database-exposes-dangerous-fishing-trends/ UBC study highlights need to improve health care access in Vancouver, Portland and Seattle https://news.ubc.ca/2019/09/30/ubc-study-highlights-need-to-improve-health-care-access-in-vancouver-portland-and-seattle/
40 Karolinska Institute Breakthrough in sex-chromosome regulation https://news.ki.se/breakthrough-in-sex-chromosome-regulation New CRISPR-Cas9 variant may boost precision in gene editing https://news.ki.se/new-crispr-cas9-variant-may-boost-precision-in-gene-editing New method provides vehicles for RNA vaccines https://news.ki.se/new-method-provides-vehicles-for-rna-vaccines
41 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HKUST Researchers Discover New Virus Traits That May Help Fight Global Warming and Develop Anti-virus Drug https://www.ust.hk/news/research-and-innovation/hkust-researchers-discover-new-virus-traits-may-help-fight-global
42 Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris N/A
43 The University of Tokyo Three gravitational-wave detectors sign agreement to begin joint observation Collaboration will enable pinpointing origin of gravitational-wave events https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/press/z0508_00147.html
44 University of Wisconsin-Madison N/A
45 McGill University N/A
46 Technical University of Munich Weak spot in pathogenic bacteria https://www.tum.de/nc/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/details/35720/ New approach to pain treatment in diseases of the pancreas https://www.tum.de/nc/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/details/35718/
47 Heidelberg University N/A
48 KU Leuven KU Leuven researchers reveal deepest layers of Bruegel drawings https://nieuws.kuleuven.be/en/content/2019/ku-leuven-researchers-reveal-deepest-layers-of-bruegel-drawings/view
49 Australian National University The violent history of the big galaxy next door https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/the-violent-history-of-the-big-galaxy-next-door
50 University of Illinois Anger-prone children may benefit most from maternal sensitivity, study finds https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/803245 Researchers repurpose failed cancer drug into printable semiconductor https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/803208 Study finds rising ozone a hidden threat to corn https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/803124 Purple martin migration behavior perplexes researchers https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/803103
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2019.09.27 01:06 ryu289 Why are homophobes willing to make up shit about homosexuals?

https://web.archive.org/web/20150106111938/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/sanity-prevails-in-massachusetts-gaol-hooray/
Kosilek is serving life in a men’s prison for strangling her wife, Cheryl Kosilek, to death soon after she began to transition from her male identity in 1990.[That’s right, her MALE identity! So both of these queers are men and one of them killed the other, before deciding to falsely pose as a woman as well!!!!]
No, no, he misread the situation. They were talking about this person transitioning, not his wife: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Kosilek
Oh and the wife assulted him.
A court has overturned the demand that American tax-payers fund a sex-change operation for a prison inmate. We hope this is a sign of the winds of change blowing across America, The madness of the LGBT era could be on the way out. But just listen to this story and how crazy the queers are. Robert Kosilek murdered his “wife” who was really a man, now pretends he is a woman too… VGB says “transgender” is a fraud. It is not a medical treatment and the taxpayer should never have to pay for it, even for a law-abiding citizen, let alone a vicious murderer. In fact doctors should be banned from carrying out such unnecessary operations. Robert Kosilek is mad and crazy queers should not be making our laws
Right...because a) this guy killed in sel defense & b) https://web.archive.org/web/20180902070724/https://genderanalysis.net/2018/01/evidence-of-health-benefits-of-medical-transition-gender-dysphoria-body-image-sexual-functioning-and-quality-of-life/
https://web.archive.org/web/20141221070636/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/honeymoon-murderer-sjhrien-dewani-was-homosexual-pervert/
https://www.reddit.com/GGdiscussion/comments/ete11k/billy_d_aka_oneangrygamer_has_returned_and_is_as/
There can be no doubt about the guilt of Shrien Dewani after CCTV footage showed him in a hotel talking to the man later convicted of murdering his wife Annie. And there can be no doubt about his motives. Shrien Dewani was a homosexual who should never have married this poor girl in the first place. He paid assassins in South Africa to murder her in 2010 so that he could go on with his life of deviance and revolting perversion.
Except the CCTV footage was doctored: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Anni_Dewani
VGB says: it will be a shame on South Africa if this man is acquitted. He is as guilty as hell and Annie Dewani was a VICTIM OF GAY BULLYING.
As so often QUEERS ARE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER.
And off course it wasn't the case here.
Every time a pedo rapes boys he is accused of being gay as well, which is bs: http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html#11
https://web.archive.org/web/20141116041220/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/09/
Now just think about this. Why would they drive all the way out there to ask him that? It looks to me as if John West must have known Evans and may even have been one of his previous “clients”. It was not likely he would proposition a random stranger in the countryside. But West was not in the mood. Maybe he was homosexual, or had been, but he did not want to pay for any services at that moment.Maybe he had no money. Maybe Evans asked too much.
VGB says: Hard to feel sorry for them isn’t it? If you were a member of John West’s family you would not be weeping for these two revolting thugs. Whether or not he was a fellow-homosexual (and the fact that he was found without his trousers suggests that he may have been) this was a callous and cowardly murder. Looks like one more example of how queers bully everyone including each other.
Even though two were married with wives...https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_John_Alan_West
https://web.archive.org/web/20150616135551/https://alessandrareflections.wordpress.com/violence-against-lgbt-individuals/
LGBTs perpetrate millions of acts of harm and violence in society, constantly, mostly with impunity.
From the study he uses...
Typically, heterosexual victims do not report abuse to the police because: (a) they do not believe the police will help; (b) they fear retaliation; (c) they do not want to get abusers in trouble; and (d) they think it is a private matter (Greenfield & Rand, 1998). Same-sex battering victims face additional obstacles to reporting with the threat of “outing” or making the lesbian and gay victims’ sexual orientation known to the public (Kuehnle & Sullivan, 2003). In addition, the gay community distrusts the police (Kirby, 1994; Letellier, 1994, Reed, 1989). Reed (1989) reported that victims of same-sex battering were both physically and verbally re-victimized by the police.
And later on...
Recent reviews suggest that the prevalence of IPV in same-sex couples is as high as the prevalence of IPV for women in opposite-sex relationships:
He cannot read apparently...
However, there are other studies that show something very interesting: a significant percentage of the women who have had relationships with both sexes started out having heterosexual relationships. Then they suffered violence. Then they turned to women. Isn’t it quite reasonable to assume the experience of violence they had with a man impacted their psychology to deform it towards wanting to be with a woman as perhaps what they would think is a non-violent partner?
So most ipv comes from opposite sex partners? Makes sense: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29683080
So gays are beaten up by straights...
Off course they make up shit like using the gay panic defense: https://web.archive.org/web/20140926131844/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/free-brandon-mcinerney/
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.uclalawreview.org/pdf/60-3-5.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiVjaue3vzkAhUGUt8KHfvRC8UQFjABegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw1D3SMzF22pj8_wTyd8s3qD
Or here: https://web.archive.org/web/20140926231519/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/free-teonna-monae-brown/
The two black girls were not taken in by his false eyelashes, make-up and high heels, they saw at once he was a man, with stubble, however mixed-up he was about it, and they resented the way he had been behaving in the restaurant. They were there with their boyfriends and they accused Polis of staring at their men and trying to pick them up.
Wait...so they were jealous girlfriends? Let's see the police report...https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beating_of_Chrissy_Lee_Polis
said that she was going to use a restroom, when a female individual spat in her face. Then she and another female person started attacking Polis.
Ah...they followed her in...
What was not reported in the press was that Polis had a criminal record for attacking other people. In September 2006 in Baltimore he was charged with assaulting a woman called Samantha Stockman. The defence managed to get him acquitted. Again in 2008, Polis was arrested for beating up elderly man and this time he was convicted, but by means of plea bargaining the charge was reduced to “disorderly conduct” with a minimum sentence. He was actually a prostitute and a junkie, resorting to mugging when he could not pay for his drugs any other way. He never spent more than a few weeks in prison
Where did you get this? Your links show she was only guilty of disorderly conduct...and cops are biased against trans people. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/FailingToProtectAndServe_FullReport.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi7ksrO5f3kAhXjkOAKHS6cBmoQFjABegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw0f71MalnjvsPxwHEDnEtvL
Also she got no sentence but a fine...https://truebluenz.com/2011/04/23/mcdonalds-beating-victim-identified-as-christopher-lee-polis-cross-dressing-male/
The “gay” media is always making out that homosexuals and transsexuals are victims. No way – the truth is that they bully other people. Transsexuals get into violent situations because they behave in anti-social, unacceptable ways and violate the bounds of decency.
Like which to use the bathroom that matches their identity?
Stupid media like Wikipedia and Huffington Post talked about it as if Polis really was a woman, rather than being a disturbed person with delusions.
Transgender isn't a delusion: https://web.archive.org/web/20180902070724/https://genderanalysis.net/2018/01/evidence-of-health-benefits-of-medical-transition-gender-dysphoria-body-image-sexual-functioning-and-quality-of-life/
https://web.archive.org/web/20140821094126/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/queer-health-commissioner-knowingly-infected-two-other-men-with-hiv/
You thought a Health Commissioner would be a responsible, caring person who did not take risks? Not when they are queer. Here is one who lied about having HIV and passed on the disease to two other men on the queer pickup circuit. VGB says “My, my, they are such nice people!”
A San Francisco judge in 2003 found insufficient evidence to support charges that a former San Francisco health commissioner had intentionally infected sexual partners with the virus that causes AIDS.
Homophobes are illiterate apparently. Oh and he should ask why there is a heterosexual epidemic of aids in Russia. https://www.reddit.com/askgaybros/comments/cc3gnv/how_do_you_prove_that_aids_is_not_a_gay_disease/?
But Hill’s attorney, Peter Fitzpatrick, argued in court papers and before Tsenin that there was not enough evidence to show his client had intended to infect anyone. He said that the contacts between Hill and the two alleged victims, Thomas Lister andChristopher M., were “normal relationships.” [ As normal as hell. ]
As in no gay sex?
https://web.archive.org/web/20140821094126/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/more-about-brendan-bain-queers-cant-bear-to-hear-the-truth/
Ah, Brendan Bain: https://petchary.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/professor-brendan-bain-here-is-some-clarity/
https://web.archive.org/web/20140910235628/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/gay-hook-up-apps-tied-to-higher-std-infection-rates-study-medlineplus/
This ignores straights on tinder...
Thinks husband and wife should be on all legal papers thus can't be called husband or wife at home: https://web.archive.org/web/20150726093619/https://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/tcot-auspol-alert-dnc-queers-want-to-remove-husband-and-wife-from-law-culturalmarxism/
https://web.archive.org/web/20150730051607/https://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/subway-gay-pedophile-beastality-guy/
Jared Fogle molested little girls only fyi...
https://web.archive.org/web/20141028162738/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/lgbt-the-t-is-for-tyranny/ A twofer in this one: https://www.transadvocate.com/colleen-francis-and-the-infamous-evergreen-state-college-incident_n_10765.htm http://addictinginfo.com/2015/01/13/anti-lgbt-christian-pastors-fight-houston-equal-rights-ordinance-with-fake-petition-signatures/
https://web.archive.org/web/20141016201503/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/homosexuality-has-no-genetic-cause/
This one thinks homosexuality isn't viable from an evolutionary perspective nor does it have a genetic basis...wrong: https://www.quora.com/If-homosexuality-is-innate-genetic-how-has-it-survived-evolutionary-selection-given-that-a-homosexual-couple-produces-no-offspring-Wouldnt-an-evolution-based-standpoint-argue-that-homosexuality-is-developmental/answeJames-Pitt-1 overthebrainbow.com/blog/2017/1/7/wired-this-way-sexual-orientation-and-gender-in-the-brain
https://web.archive.org/web/20141015100024/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/states-urge-supreme-court-to-take-up-gay-marriage/
VGB: Here we go again. “Waa, waa, waa, waa!” “I can’t have my way so I’m going to scream and yell and beat my head on the floor until you give in.” Oh please, spare us your lame ass “born this way” mantra. Enough is enough. Go back to your closet, leave the queerness in there then you step out and get a damn life!
So you give special rights and privileges for straight couples only in violation of the first and 14th amendments?
https://web.archive.org/web/20140916030629/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/mates-marriage-horrifies-gay-rights-groups/
VGB: Funniest damn things I’ve read in quite a while. Seems that if anyone mocks queer marriage, the queers get all testy and pissy about it. Well, hell, they mock real marriage (one man, one woman) all the time so I see no problem with a little ribbing here. Rub in in guys, the queers deserve to see their own bullshit
You mean mock how homosexuals are treated like second class citizens and fight for equal rights?
https://web.archive.org/web/20140911120920/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/i-am-what-i-feel-the-new-definition-of-identity-opinion-lifesitenews/
Sigh...I have to show this again: https://web.archive.org/web/20150926035309/https://catholictrans.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/debunking-myth-11-sex-and-gender-are-straightforward/
https://web.archive.org/web/20141018162121/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/bullying-lesbian-mayor-declares-october-national-bullying-prevention-month/
VGB: Bullying Prevention Month Mayor? Where the hell is your brain carpet muncher? Your head must be between some carpet munchers legs. No wonder you can’t f’ing think straight. How in the hell did you even get elected witch? Oh, right, all the queers voted for your sorry ass. It figures. Houston TX is in big trouble with you around.
Again...http://addictinginfo.com/2015/01/13/anti-lgbt-christian-pastors-fight-houston-equal-rights-ordinance-with-fake-petition-signatures
https://web.archive.org/web/20141018165023/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/pedophiles-deserve-civil-rights-argues-ny-times-op-ed/
VGB: Yep, no slippery slope here. Pedophiles now think they have to have special rights. Who’s next….the one’s out screwing and being screwed by animals? Would not surprise me in the least.
Margo Kaplan, who teaches law at Rutgers University, used The New York Times as a platform to opine about the stigma pedophilia carries. The stigma, she laments, makes it difficult for adults with sexual attractions to children to get help
This is true: https://psmag.com/social-justice/facing-disturbing-truths-about-pedophilia-could-help-us-keep-kids-safer
They are also racist: https://web.archive.org/web/20140914052947/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/cardinal-u-s-creed-on-gay-marriage-means-christians-must-approve-it-or-be-punished-like-sharia
VGB: Poor widdle queers….always a victim…like the dumb nigers in Ferguson that caused all the problems. They were not the victims….they were the victimizers just the queers.
Look who's talking? https://www.reddit.com/skeptic/comments/byhd2l/homophobes_dont_belive_in_sourcing_their_claims/ Poor Christains...
https://web.archive.org/web/20141018190101/http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/gay-activist-pleads-guilty-to-sexually-assaulting-boys/
VGB: Yet another Gay Rights Activist did it all for the sake of raping little boys. This is from WinteryKnight who’s research broke it that Mark Newton and Peter Truong (along with the Quadrant) were Gay Rights activists campaigning for gay marriage “for the sole purpose of Sexual Exploitation [of little boys]” to quote QLD Police Task Force Argos… Be sure to see all the MSM links he cites on his blogs. Will update with pictures shortly! Done!
https://fox17.com/news/local/records-tennessee-mom-who-killed-4-adopted-children-raised-kids-alone-for-11-years Sigh: http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html#11 https://www.newsweek.com/anti-gay-preacher-stuns-congregation-confesses-molesting-underage-boy-1447795 https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/03/31/anti-gay-pastor-charged-with-molesting-8-kids-telling-them-to-sit-on-his-face/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/22/christian-couple-that-ran-gay-conversion-camps-arrested-for-child-trafficking/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/07/anti-gay-alabama-pastor-arrested-after-admitting-he-molested-underage-boys/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/09/21/pastor-gets-13-years-on-charges-that-he-sexually-abused-kids-impregnated-teen/ https://www.queerty.com/antigay-priest-accused-sex-abuse-uses-altar-boys-didnt-molest-show-innocence-20190722 https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/crime/former-centerville-pastor-arrested-again-on-charges-of-child-molestation/93-d9b46abc-3d7f-45ed-8f54-620bef2fa7ec
https://donotlink.it/KaNra
Yet again, a member of the glbt community utterly destroys a safe haven for children, and gives the phrase "tickle me Elmo," a whole new and disgusting meaning. This homophile, Kevin Clash, has admitted to sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy when he was 45!!
Wrong again: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/elmo-puppeteer-kevin-clash-cleared-698645 https://abcnews.go.com/US/elmo-accuser-recants-allegations-underage-sex-kevin-clash/story?id=17710758
https://donotlink.it/WOAgE
This commercial is so quick, concise, and to-the-point that the homofascists already hate it. LOL!
By using a man in drag as a steryotype? https://www.reddit.com/transpassing/
https://donotlink.it/lGLQ4
This is what happens when sexual sanity is abandoned. First, he doesn't want to be a man anymore. Now he wants to create a harem of little girls. And, before I get hate emails. I know that not all "transgendered" men want to molest children. Click here for the full story.
The person he is talking about isn't even a pedophile: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/john-mark-karr-man-claimed-kill-jonbenet-ramsey-resurfaces-time-woman-article-1.180468
https://donotlink.it/5WjnX
Apparently lesbians shouldn't be allowed to kiss
https://donotlink.it/lGbv4 Story says boys can choose to marry boys and girls...homophobes think boys are told they love boys because they play with them when it didn't happen...also the story and school are anyomous..
https://donotlink.it/wvp4o
I love statistics because they enable me to speak accurately. This number, 99.93%, is a cherished piece of information for me.
OVER 99.9% of us are born male or female. That's it people. That's science. That's reality. The glbt community hates the reality of the Word of God, and now, science. Dear member and supporter of the glbt community... Snap out of it.
Where did you get your stat? https://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943
https://donotlink.it/XEeGG
We're approaching the tenth anniversary (Sept.26th) of the murder of Jesse Dirkhising. This young boy was held hostage and repeatedly raped by a pair of gay men and died as a result of their raping him, yet his death received less than one percent of the coverage that the death of Matthew Shepard did. It's clear to me that the mainstream media didn't want to appear "homophobic" by shining the light of truth on this child's death. Amazing. The GLBT community is so feared by the mainstream media that two homosexual men can literally rape a young boy to death and be ignored by mainstream (ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC) news sources. This is the type of injustice that empowers me, the rape of this young boy.
Guess what pedophila has nothing to do with homosexuality! http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html#11 bishop-accountability.org/news2007/05_06/2007_06_29_Pietrzyk_HomosexualityAnd.htm
Stfu!
https://donotlink.it/Rn7En Ignoring how 18 year old boys often date 14 year old girls without consequences...
https://donotlink.it/46R2V
Off course no one got away with beastality... https://www.gaychristian101.com/Beastiality.html
https://donotlink.it/vgLVb Defends a lying preacher: https://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2014/01/13/street-evangelist-tony-miano-arrested-yet-again-is-it-about-his-story-or-his-story/
And yes sir you are bigoted...https://donotlink.it/WZpyo
https://donotlink.it/rwgG3 Stop pretending your reasoning isn't bigoted. You are lying and thus doing more than disagreeing...
https://donotlink.it/GqR5l
What you see in this picture is a man who decided he wanted to be a woman. After a series of cosmetic operations and silicone injections this is the result. Vile, vile vile. Makes you want to run a mile."
Look here moron: https://www.reddit.com/transpassing/
https://donotlink.it/mEWjM
Mark Smout of England, UK, is a horrible internet troll and oh by the way he is “gay”. His way of expressing himself is to send people delightful snapshots of his own penis, like the one below.
Except it came from here: https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZiuX4V9cJ08DYUfmycdnBRxNMut-bbHKh9VptHtML33e6KBA3SZrv1yUbvJEbKqiMkgzvghtqBlEXEg5nspBizHxkIcVGT89oitIaB_1e9fIY0KIKHfsq5kDRV6JVs4GLJtDIFbGC13GyLFEITqg7bv2KU2662VdJmmyrIGAxYdkE3VDb5Y7qlLcPT-o5QcURfwbmQKsOgOMsUe7GOd_1aSbZkEsXa5pBQhdUFnQ0PwwuAGmdj46-W5JajC1Hwfcj0nM1I0bBGtksglU7YAJ5nGrrcFycCPaCRASxgXzafYSSjM8YWC10gB9bd9qQ0fVgMtRiarD_12iLhWyGovUkLNzKHFgjFvsw
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