Nah, there’s no voter fraud, say the Dems. Via Fox News:
A Virginia college student was sentenced this week to 100 days incarceration for submitting fraudulent voter registration forms listing the names of dead people and other faulty information for a political organization connected to the Democratic Party.
Andrew J. Spieles, 21, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for knowingly transferring false Virginia voter registration forms during the 2016 election, according to the Justice Department.
Spieles, a student at James Madison University, worked as a staffer for Harrisonburg Votes — a group affiliated with the Democratic Party — and was paid to register voters in the area during the weeks leading up to the 2016 election. Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible; he reported to Democratic campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg, Va., according to the DOJ.
After filling out a registration form, Spieles entered the voter information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party. Each week, someone would hand-deliver paper copies to the Registrar’s Office in Harrisonburg.
I heard about this from the international news. Haven’t heard a peep from the US news.
China could conduct a “small-scale military operation” to expel Indian troops from a contested region in the Himalayas, according to an article published a Chinese state-controlled newspaper. Indian troops entered the area in the Doklam Plateau in June after New Delhi’s ally Bhutan complained a Chinese military construction party was building a road inside Bhutan’s territory.
With India and China, two of the fastest growing economies in the world, engaged in months-long standoff in Doklam, the world is sure to take note of it.
Only in Hollywood do women perform better physically. And only because the standards are lower. I would love to see DoD require that women meet every physical standard that men have to meet. Not lowering the bar to where the women are, but setting the bar at the male standard.
In 2013, the US military lifted its ban on women serving in combat. Shortly after, the Marine Corps began what it calls an “unprecedented research effort” to understand the impact of gender integration on its combat forces. That took the form of a year-long experiment called the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, in which 400 Marines—100 of them female—trained for combat together and then undertook a simulated deployment, with every facet of their experience measured and scrutinized.
All branches of the military are facing a January 1, 2016, deadline to open all combat roles to women. The Marine Corps is using this experiment to decide whether to request exceptions to that mandate.The Corps’ summary of the experiment, posted online today by NPR, concludes that combat teams were less effective when they included women.
Overall, the report says, all-male teams and crews outperformed mixed-gender ones on 93 out of 134 tasks evaluated. All-male teams were universally faster “in each tactical movement.” On “lethality,” the report says:
All-male 0311 (rifleman) infantry squads had better accuracy compared to gender-integrated squads. There was a notable difference between genders for every individual weapons system (i.e. M4, M27, and M203) within the 0311 squads, except for the probability of hit & near miss with the M4.
All-male infantry crew-served weapons teams engaged targets quicker and registered more hits on target as compared to gender-integrated infantry crew-served weapons teams, with the exception of M2 accuracy.
All-male squads, teams and crews and gender-integrated squads, teams, and crews had a noticeable difference in their performance of the basic combat tasks of negotiating obstacles and evacuating casualties. For example, when negotiating the wall obstacle, male Marines threw their packs to the top of the wall, whereas female Marines required regular assistance in getting their packs to the top. During casualty evacuation assessments, there were notable differences in execution times between all-male and gender-integrated groups, except in the case where teams conducted a casualty evacuation as a one-Marine fireman’s carry of another (in which case it was most often a male Marine who “evacuated” the casualty)
Unless you have your head buried in the sand your entire life, this is not a revelation.
Matt Walsh sums it up as follows:
So, relating to the truth of Damore’s radical “men and women are different” thesis, I have a few thoughts:
1. Men and women are different.
2. If men and women are the same, women contribute nothing special to the workplace.
3. This is about hating men.
4. This is also about worshiping masculinity.
That last one is a doozie. You look at everything coming out of Hollywood, and every woman is behaving like a man.
There is a deep hatred for men (white straight men, at least), but there is also an idolization of the things associated with men. Feminists are the ones who decided that punching a time card was “better” than tending to the children at home. Feminists are the ones who decided that being assertive and aggressive is “better” than being gentle and compassionate. Now they’ve decided that jobs in tech are “better” than more traditionally female professions like nursing. They have placed a higher value on the masculine. They have denigrated all that is uniquely feminine, rejected all the special abilities that women possess, and made an idol of masculinity.
Which is why we need school choice and the separation of school and state. Via the Daily Wire:
A Minnesota school educating students K-12 has instituted a new gender inclusion policy that offers absolutely no chance for parents to opt out as conscientious objectors.
According to The Daily Signal, Nova Classical Academy caved in to the demands of political correctness after facing a lawsuit from two aggrieved parents blaming the school’s backward policies of not being inclusive enough on gender for the “bullying and hostility” directed at their transgender child and other gender “nonconforming” students.
As a point of clarification: Nova Classical Academy is a charter school, not a Classical Christian School. So they have to deal with all of the government headaches as well.
The 16-month legal battle eventually ended in a settlement, with the school adopting a new gender inclusion policy that gives no allowance for parents to opt out “based on religious or conscience objections,” and promises to “not call parents’ or guardians’ attention to policy or law allowing them to opt out of specific instruction regarding gender inclusion.”
It all began when two highly irresponsible parents, David and Hannah Edwards, placated their son’s delusions of being a girl trapped in a boy’s body by letting him live this fantasy out. Instead of getting him some serious help, they filed a complaint against Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota, accusing the school of failing to “protect their child and other gender nonconforming and transgender students at Nova from persistent gender-based bullying and hostility.”
The parents also accused them of denying “their child the ability to undergo a gender transition at Nova in a safe and timely way.”