Trans’Woman’ breaks natural-woman’s skull as Transgenders continue to dominate women’s sports

Women have had to fight several battles in society all through out history to be where they are today in America. To be a women who works hard, provides, and is an amazing mother is well applauded in our current society. A women who wins awards and opens doors for the women of the future is something I think we can all be proud about. Society has long since progressed from the time where women still couldn’t vote and because of those who stood up and fought for change, the women of the 20th century are doing great. It’s fair to say that women hold so much importance in all our lives, what they add to our world is irreplaceable. I’m happy to see that today women can have leagues and lanes of their own to dominate and succeed in without worry, specifically I’m referring to sports and anything that requires clear separation of a women and man.

Yes, a women could very well become a construction worker but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s man who will dominate in that lane simply because the way a man’s body is created. You cannot change biology and it is proven hundreds of times over that the capacity of a man’s strength will always surpass the capacity of a women’s strength. This doesn’t mean that women are better than men or men are better than women, it simply means that we were created differently and we are different. I believe it’s important to understand that the body of a man is very different from the body of a women, especially when we’re talking about sports.

For as a long as women began to compete in sports like weight lifting, baseball, basketball, track, or even participate in the Olympics it was clear that women and men were to be separated. This has been the case for several years and because of that women have earned countless awards, medals, and have broken world records in their respected fields. Men have also done the same against other men in their respected fields. Unfortunately it seems like women won’t be succeeding or winning in sports any longer if nothing is done about the rising problem. Men who claim to be born in the wrong body and are now Identifying as a women are wrestling, running, swimming, and out-sporting women in all fields. Not only are they destroying women sport but they’re robbing medals, awards, and world records that women have acquired through sheer talent and hard work.

Example, Mary Gregory who only recently came out as transgender celebrated a huge win on an Instagram post after breaking multiple records previously held by women in just one day.

“What a day, 9 for 9! Masters world squat record, open world bench record, masters world dl record, and masters world total record! Still processing, full meet recap to come a bit later but I do want to thank a few people,” Gregory wrote on Instagram.

“As a transgender lifter I was unsure what to expect going into this meet and everyone — all the spotters, loaders, referees, staff, meet director, all made me welcome and treated me as just another female lifter.”

Gregory is having a good day but I wonder how those women who trained weekly, competed for years, and worked hard to break those records feel right now. Imagine waking up to find out that a Man who just recently became a Transgender women came and swooped up all their hard work in one single day, that really must suck. It’s okay though let’s continue to rob women of sports and their hard work because the world want’s to ignore biology and facts in the name of inclusion. Not everyone was feeling inclusive over Gregory’s wins, Former British Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, who won a Silver Medal in the 1980 Summer Olympics was not happy at all. “Male body with male physiology” and that a “woman with female biology cannot compete. It’s a pointless, unfair playing field” said Sharron.

Gregory isn’t the only one and professional competition isn’t the only fields that this is taken place in if that’s what you were thinking. Young women in high school are also facing these issues as the problem has trickled itself down to College and High school Sports. At the State Championships for Girls two Transgender high school sophomores Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood came in first and second place, in the 100-meter race winning the top prizes at the State Open Finals June 4th. Currently there are 17 states which allow transgender high school athletes to compete without restrictions, according to Transathlete. Fallon Fox one of the most known transgender female fighters in the world, former MMA fighter, broke the skull of her natural-born women opponent Taika Brents.

Before problems between Natural-born women and Transgender women get even worse I believe its best to give Transgender women their own category. Allowing Natural-born men to compete against women is actually harming women in more ways than just one. Caster Semenya a South African track and field Olympic champion, is one of the women who is clearly dealing with some hardships of her own. Caster was born with a difference in sex development (DSD) which means that she’s a biological woman but naturally has higher levels of testosterone due to her Hyperandrogenism. She just lost an appeal to compete in sport, they told her if she wants to continue competing as a woman, she has to reduce her testosterone levels through therapy. Meanwhile, transgender men can continue to compete and steal opportunities from women no questions asked. The 28-year-old South African, will now need to take medication to reduce her testosterone if she wants to compete internationally at events but Transgender men can simply identify as a women and begin to dominate women sports.

Speaking out against any of this apparently warrants you the title of Trans-phobic and Bigot. Long time LGBTQ activist and lesbian, Martina Navratilova is one of many who are not happy with what’s happening in sports. Truth is, none of this is even remotely inspiring or uplifting for natural-born women at all. Martina wrote on twitter “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women, There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard”. The Tennis legend, continued to voice herself to the Sunday Times of London where she was obviously against Transgenders involvement in sports. A few days later after the article’s publication, Athlete Ally, a New York–based LGBT-rights organization, expelled Navratilova stating that her “recent comments on trans athletes are transphobic, based on a false understanding of science and data, and perpetuate dangerous myths.”

Here’s my opinion on all of this. Just like bathroom laws I believe Transgenders should have their own lane for sports. I don’t want sports to be taken away from anyone just because I don’t agree with. I don’t want bathrooms taken away from anyone, Transgenders should have as many rates as any other human being in society. Although we cannot just simply be ignorant to facts, biology, science, and the un-comfort of others. We cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that a women would not feel comfortable using the same bathroom next to a natural-born-man or the fact someone isn’t okay letting their young daughter into a bathroom where Biological Males can also enter freely. This is the same with sports but even to a much higher degree because we’re not just talking about using privacy and using a toilet.

There are obvious biological reasons why its unfair, dangerous, and too confusing to allow Transgender people to simply hop into which ever competitive sport spectrum they feel like. Having a lane to themselves where they could compete against other Transgender male or female opponents is the best decision for all. Let Transgender people break and set their own records as they compete among themselves, it’s not rocket science. Watching women sports get dominated, watching women get beat up in physical sports, and watching all the progress women have made in sports get stripped away by natural-born men is not Empowering. I think women are so special and I believe there is way more to being a women then getting surgery and identifying as one, I hope feminists could back me up with that.

Written by Emmanuel Matos

Cadbury White Creme Egg Hunt Is Back And You Could Win £10,000 – LADbible

Creme Eggs need a sealed wrapper because whenever Cadbury introduces a monetary incentive to get people buying them, every single one has its aluminium foil unfolded. Grubby little mitts fondling them before you buy.

And the reason for this foraging is because if you’re lucky enough to find one you could win up to £10,000 ($12,650). Still no excuse for groping them without buying, is it?

There will be 783 white chocolate Creme Eggs hidden in normal wrappers and, according to The Sun, there’s also a Where’s Wally-esque challenge to find them hidden in adverts for other brands.

The hunt will begin on January 14 which hammers home the fact that Christmas is over (even more than going back to work). Yep, that’s right, there’s a new selling frenzy in the shape of Easter.

The hunt for the white chocolate Creme Egg will begin on January 14. Credit: Cadbury's
The hunt for the white chocolate Creme Egg will begin on January 14. Credit: Cadbury’s

Last year the prize money for finding one of the small eggs was up to £2,000 so just imagine the mayhem this year with £10,000 up for grabs.

So, where can we go rummaging?

Asda will be hiding one egg worth £10,000, four worth £1,000, 11 worth £100 and 95 worth £50.

The Co-op has the exact same amount as Asda but they will release seven somewhere in the UK each week.

M&S has one egg worth £10,000, one worth £1,000, one worth £100 and 108 £50 – with seven also being released in mainland UK on a weekly basis.

The eggs will be hidden all across the UK in different shops. Credit: Cadbury's
The eggs will be hidden all across the UK in different shops. Credit: Cadbury’s

Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco will be following Asda and the Co-op with one egg worth £10,000, four worth £1,000, 11 worth £100 and 95 worth £50.

If you find an egg in an advert and take a picture, you could be in with securing one prize worth £10,000. Then there will be 30,000 vouchers for milk chocolate Creme Eggs, and 1,000 white chocolate Creme Egg prizes.

If you find an egg it’s essential that you keep the wrapper to claim the prize. A single egg costs around 58p, while a five-pack will set you back about £2.85.

So if you have some spare shrapnel in the bottom of your pocket – treat yourself. After all, if you don’t win you’re still getting some chocolate. What’s there to lose?

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Advantages Of Hiring Students For Marketing

You will draw the appropriate customers that are appropriate for your industry. It’s far better to organize it together with businesses just like yours, who possess the exact target audience but don’t directly compete with you. Any little business knows that marketing expenditures are difficult to justify. It should take advantage of that interest by creating short-form videos that can pull students in. Naturally, after your tutoring business takes off, you can target a larger market.

For any sort of marketing to work, you have to first know your intended audience. Email marketing is a good method to receive new visitors engaged with your company and maintain relationships with your current customers. A crash course in regards to what marketing students actually must know to go into the true world of marketing. Local marketing can often be more affordable than massive online campaigns. Your online marketing might need to get smarter as an outcome. The absolute most cost-effective promotion is an idea which can be spread by word-of-mouth. Advertising boosts your online reach. Check out this http://www.seedmarketingagency.com site and you will find many benefits of student marketing.

One particular specific marketing and advertising strategy could include things like building a student council campaign through the usage of a social media site. Your social websites campaign ought to be one of the main components of your advertising program.

Today’s young people today are inquisitive, curious and want their information to be readily digestible, along with fun. Only once you have that info can your marketing become truly powerful. If you win, you receive a badge on your site and many more sales. You might want to begin by developing a webpage and social networking profiles that highlight your abilities. The web and all the various social networking forms create a way to create connections and get jobs. With the Internet being among the biggest channels of advertising, developing a page on a social media site would be a good way to advertise a solution or an idea. You may also advertise your services online and through social networking, or you could simply solicit referrals from those around campus.

What Does Student Marketing Ideas Mean?
Students would learn the significance of newspaper advertising by working with each other to make an ad in their very own school’s newspaper. They have a wide variety of interests. Most students will reason that they were planning to purchase the tickets anyway, so they might also get them at no cost. High school students really like to eat.

Students aren’t on the lookout for real-time customer services. What better way to receive others involved in an advertising project than to possess the students to establish a taste test. Our students also have been at the heart of department planning and consulted on the plan of marketing materials. Giveaways At the beginning of the school year, college students earn their way to residence halls and rented apartments throughout the nation. Responsibility Many college students know of the state of events in the country and the world.

Keeping up a student housing portfolio involves an excellent deal of creativity. People today pay big money for this type of access! Another advantage of a cleaning business is it requires little to no startup expenses.

1 universal small business objective is to sell the business’s products and solutions. Marketing teams will need to speak to students as a way to learn what makes them tick. Our dynamic group of diverse individuals is devoted to applying the skill, creativity and energy needed to meet the requirements of our customers.

Find Student Ambassadors College students are always searching for part-time jobs. You have to be ready to think critically and analyze the requirements of your intended audience. Finding a terrific product for an exceptional price is what everybody wants. The beginning of the school year delivers a perfect time to introduce students to project-based learning.

As it’s possible to explore content tips for your institution, the very best place to begin is to devote some time reflecting on what prospective students most want to understand. There are an infinite number of student housing advertising ideas. Among the very best student housing advertising ideas to create scalable awareness and boost the leads for your property is by hosting a contest. One of the greatest methods to advertise an idea or product is via a video. The best ideas for a guerrilla advertising campaign aren’t pricey. As soon as you have a couple of brand new advertising and marketing suggestions to try in your business, get going on creating or fine-tuning your advertising program.

Jungle-Penetrating Lasers Reveal Thousands Of Ancient Mayan Structures

LiDAR technology yielded a remarkable discovery in Guatemala’s forest: ancient cities with more than 60,000 structures. Luke Auld-Thomas and Marcello A. Canuto/Tulane University 

By Madison Dapcevich

Hidden below Guatemala’s lush Petén rainforest lies an ancient city not touched by humans for more than 1,000 years, but in its heyday it was home to millions of Mesoamericans who built a sophisticated, sprawling empire. Now, for the first time, a team of international archaeologists has discovered and mapped tens of thousands of ancient structures using airborne light detection and ranging technology (LiDAR) over 2,100 square kilometers (810 square miles) of the nation’s lowland.

LiDAR was first applied to this area in 2009 and focused on just the immediate surroundings of individual sites. Archaeologists first discovered the vast metropolis in February, National Geographic reported, led by Guatemalan science nonprofit group the PACUNAM Foundation. Publishing their work in Science over six months later, the team confirms the presence of more than 61,000 ancient structures, including houses, large palaces, ceremonial centers, and pyramids.

LiDAR pierces through the thick forest canopy to reveal changes in elevation, allowing the researchers to identify these topographical features as manmade walls, roads, and buildings without ever having to set foot on the ground. With this information, they are able to create three-dimensional maps in a matter of minutes, avoiding years of arduous fieldwork.

“Seen as a whole, terraces and irrigation channels, reservoirs, fortifications, and causeways reveal an astonishing amount of land modification done by the Maya over their entire landscape on a scale previously unimaginable,” explained team member Francisco Estrada-Belli in a statement. 

In all, more than 61,000 ancient structures have been accounted for in the surveyed region, indicating that up to 7 to 11 million people were present at the height of the Late Classic period, 650-800 CE. For scale, New York City has about 8.5 million people. These populations were unevenly distributed with different levels of urbanization and were spread out over more than 1,200 square kilometers (810 square miles). This land was modified in some way for the intensive agricultural production needed to support the massive population for hundreds of years.

“It seems clear now that the ancient Maya transformed their landscape on a grand scale in order to render it more agriculturally productive,” said Maya archaeologist Marcello A. Canuto. “As a result, it seems likely that this region was much more densely populated than what we have traditionally thought.”

The international team also mapped extensive causeways and networks connecting the various urban centers, which they say highlights just how interconnected these different city centers were and how much their inhabitants were willing to invest in defensive systems in the event of warfare.

As with any new discovery, the authors conclude that their findings “generate new questions, refine targets for fieldwork, elicit regional study across continuous landscapes, and advance Maya archaeology into a bold era of research and exploration.”

Representation of the archaeological site of Naachtun, Petén, at twilight. Each ancient structure is marked by a yellow dot. L. Auld-Thomas and M. A. Canut/Science
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NORAD’s Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPR

Terri Van Keuren (from left), Rick Shoup and Pamela Farrell, children of Col. Harry Shoup, commander of the Continental Air Defense Command, visited StoryCorps in Castle Rock, Colo., to talk about how their dad helped to create the U.S. military’s Santa Tracker.

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Terri Van Keuren (from left), Rick Shoup and Pamela Farrell, children of Col. Harry Shoup, commander of the Continental Air Defense Command, visited StoryCorps in Castle Rock, Colo., to talk about how their dad helped to create the U.S. military’s Santa Tracker.

This Christmas Eve people all over the world will log on to the official Santa Tracker to follow his progress through U.S. military radar. This all started in 1955, with a misprint in a Colorado Springs newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup’s secret hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command, now known as NORAD.

Shoup’s children, Terri Van Keuren, 65, Rick Shoup, 59, and Pam Farrell, 70, recently visited StoryCorps to talk about how the tradition began.

The Santa Tracker tradition started with this Sears ad, which instructed children to call Santa on what turned out to be a secret military hotline. Kids today can call 1-877 HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) to talk to NORAD staff about Santa’s exact location.

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Terri remembers her dad had two phones on his desk, including a red one. “Only a four-star general at the Pentagon and my dad had the number,” she says.

“This was the ’50s, this was the Cold War, and he would have been the first one to know if there was an attack on the United States,” Rick says.

The red phone rang one day in December 1955, and Shoup answered it, Pam says. “And then there was a small voice that just asked, ‘Is this Santa Claus?’ “

His children remember Shoup as straight-laced and disciplined, and he was annoyed and upset by the call and thought it was a joke — but then, Terri says, the little voice started crying.

“And Dad realized that it wasn’t a joke,” her sister says. “So he talked to him, ho-ho-ho’d and asked if he had been a good boy and, ‘May I talk to your mother?’ And the mother got on and said, ‘You haven’t seen the paper yet? There’s a phone number to call Santa. It’s in the Sears ad.’ Dad looked it up, and there it was, his red phone number. And they had children calling one after another, so he put a couple of airmen on the phones to act like Santa Claus.”

“It got to be a big joke at the command center. You know, ‘The old man’s really flipped his lid this time. We’re answering Santa calls,’ ” Terri says.

Col. Harry Shoup came to be known as the “Santa Colonel.” He died in 2009.

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Col. Harry Shoup came to be known as the “Santa Colonel.” He died in 2009.

“The airmen had this big glass board with the United States on it and Canada, and when airplanes would come in they would track them,” Pam says.

“And Christmas Eve of 1955, when Dad walked in, there was a drawing of a sleigh with eight reindeer coming over the North Pole,” Rick says.

“Dad said, ‘What is that?’ They say, ‘Colonel, we’re sorry. We were just making a joke. Do you want us to take that down?’ Dad looked at it for a while, and next thing you know, Dad had called the radio station and had said, ‘This is the commander at the Combat Alert Center, and we have an unidentified flying object. Why, it looks like a sleigh.’ Well, the radio stations would call him like every hour and say, ‘Where’s Santa now?’ ” Terri says.

“And later in life he got letters from all over the world, people saying, ‘Thank you, Colonel,’ for having, you know, this sense of humor. And in his 90s, he would carry those letters around with him in a briefcase that had a lock on it like it was top-secret information,” she says. “You know, he was an important guy, but this is the thing he’s known for.”

“Yeah,” Rick says, “it’s probably the thing he was proudest of, too.”

Produced for Morning Edition by Jasmyn Belcher Morris.

StoryCorps is a national nonprofit that gives people the chance to interview friends and loved ones about their lives. These conversations are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, allowing participants to leave a legacy for future generations. Learn more, including how to interview someone in your life, at StoryCorps.org.

Trump Calls on Sessions to ‘Stop the Rigged Witch Hunt Right Now’

Trump Calls on Sessions to ‘Stop the Rigged Witch Hunt Right Now’

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President Trump has been outspoken about his frustration with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to end the special counsel investigation, an extraordinary appeal to the nation’s top law enforcement official to end an inquiry directly in to the president.

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Mr. Trump made the overture in a series of Twitter posts, some of which contained quotations the president attributed to a staunch supporter, the lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rod J. Rosenstein, his deputy who oversees the special counsel investigation, at the Justice Department on Monday.CreditWin Mcnamee/Getty Images

Mr. Trump’s blunt direction to Mr. Sessions came on the second day of the trial of Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman and the first person charged in the special counsel investigation to go to trial. Mr. Manafort is accused of bank and tax crimes.

Mr. Trump also tweeted on Wednesday that Mr. Manafort did not work for his campaign long, a defense he hasused repeatedly to distance himself from his former campaign chairman.

never would have made Mr. Sessions his attorney general if he knew Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia inquiry.

The special counsel is also looking into some of Mr. Trump’s tweets about Mr. Sessions and the former F.B.I. Director James B. Comey and whether the messages were intended to obstruct justice.

Trump Tells Sessions to ‘Stop This Rigged Witch Hunt Right Now’

Trump Tells Sessions to ‘Stop This Rigged Witch Hunt Right Now’

President Trump made a career of firing people on TV. Now, he is expressing his disappointment with Attorney General Jeff Sessions publicly through tweets, but has not uttered two key words.

WASHINGTON — President Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to end the special counsel investigation, an extraordinary appeal to the nation’s top law enforcement official to halt an inquiry directly into the president.

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The order immediately raised questions from some lawyers about whether it was an attempt to obstruct justice. The special counsel, appointed last year to oversee the government’s Russia investigation, is already looking into some of the president’s previous Twitter posts and public statements to determine whether they were intended to obstruct the inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and any ties to the Trump campaign.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers quickly moved to contain the fallout, saying it was not an order to a member of his cabinet, but merely an opinion. An hour and a half after the tweet was posted, Mr. Trump’s lawyers contacted a reporter for The New York Times. In a subsequent telephone conversation, one of his lawyers, Rudolph W. Giuliani, dismissed the obstruction of justice concerns, calling it a “bizarre and novel theory of obstruction by tweet,” adding that it was “idiotic.”

never would have made Mr. Sessions his attorney general if he had known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from the inquiry.

The Justice Department declined to comment.

The president’s lawyers, Jay A. Sekulow and Mr. Giuliani, said in a telephone interview that Mr. Trump was not ordering the inquiry closed but simply expressing his opinion.

“It’s not a call to action,” Mr. Giuliani said, adding that it was a sentiment that Mr. Trump and his lawyers had previously expressed publicly and that it was a statement protected by the president’s constitutional right to free speech.

“He doesn’t feel that he has to intervene in the process, nor is he intervening,” Mr. Sekulow said.

The president wanted the legal process to play out, his lawyers said. “He’s expressing his opinion, but he’s not talking of his special powers he has” as president, Mr. Giuliani said.

trial of Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman and the first person charged in the special counsel investigation to go to trial. Mr. Manafort is accused of bank and tax fraud crimes that Mr. Trump has characterized as dated and that have nothing to do with his campaign.

In another Twitter post, Mr. Trump compared Mr. Manafort’s situation to that of the mob boss Al Capone.

“Looking back on history, who was treated worse,” Mr. Trump asked.

Urging Mr. Sessions to end the inquiry was unprecedented and amounted to Mr. Trump asking Mr. Sessions to “subvert the law,” said Matthew S. Axelrod, a longtime prosecutor who served in top roles in the Obama Justice Department.

“What he’s saying here is that there’s no one who ought to be able to investigate his actions and, if necessary, hold him accountable for those actions,” Mr. Axelrod said.

Mr. Mueller and his team are also looking into whether some of Mr. Trump’s tweets about Mr. Sessions and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey were intended to obstruct the inquiry.

Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, suggested on Wednesday on Twitter that the president’s latest directive to Mr. Sessions was just that.

The president’s lawyers made arguments to the special counsel’s office this year about why the president had done nothing wrong through his tweets and public statements.

“I don’t want to disclose our correspondence, but we maintain the theory of obstruction is bizarre and not supported,” Mr. Sekulow said.

On Capitol Hill, senators were busy trying to complete a batch of spending bills ahead of a weeklong recess, and the president’s appeal to Mr. Sessions was treated as an unwelcome intrusion. Democrats denounced it as a dangerous escalation that could become part of an obstruction of justice case. Republicans wagged their fingers, but conceded that the president’s tweets, in the end, probably should not be given too much weight.

“I continue to think that tweets of that nature are inappropriate and do not serve the president well,” said Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine. “He should stay out of what is an active investigation and refrain from commenting on it.”

Katie Benner and Nicholas Fandos contributed reporting.