— British Army (@BritishArmy) September 25, 2017
The British Military has gone from Trafalgar and Roark’s Drift to this. Probably inevitable when they rely on the the US Army to be their fighting force.
Item How taming cows and horses sparked inequality across the ancient world (thanks to Brian Bushen for the tip):
…This rise of the superrich has economists, politicians, and citizens alike wondering how much inequality societies can—or should—accept. But economic inequality has deep roots. A study published this week in Nature concludes that its ancient hotbed was the Old World: Societies there tended to be less equal than those in the New World, likely because of the use of draft animals….
The team worked with archaeologists around the world to collect data from 62 sites in North America and Eurasia dating from before 8000 B.C.E. to about 1750 C.E. (They also included one modern hunter-gatherer group, the !Kung San in Africa.) From the distribution of house sizes, they calculated each site’s Gini coefficient, a standard measure of inequality. Gini coefficients range from zero, indicating that each person has exactly the same amount of wealth, to one, representing a society in which a single person has all the wealth
Lord spare us from the scientism of false quantifications. And from the obsessions over inequality.
During the home study, the social worker who managed their case asked them about their beliefs regarding homosexuality. The couple said they held Biblical views on marriage and sexuality but would unconditionally love and respect a child questioning his or her sexuality or gender…
But in March, Catholic Social Services told the couple that Child and Family Services had additional questions for them about homosexuality based on their answers during the home study.
“Biblical principles are the foundation of our home,” wrote the couple in reply to the social worker, according to an affidavit submitted to the court. “As such we believe that homosexuality is wrong. …[this ellipsis original] Gender and sexuality are determined at birth, and God has given parameters for people to enjoy the gift of sex—within the confines of marriage between a man and a woman.”
They were rejected, as the headline says. Maybe it slipped by too quickly, but they were rejected by Catholic Social Services. Catholic. How many bishops have surrendered to the world, only God knows.
There’s a bonus item in the link! Follow to the end of the story to…
Item Military operation
The Pentagon paid for a sex change surgery for a transgender military member this week.
The head of the Defense Health Agency signed a waiver for the surgery on Monday, and it took place on Tuesday, according to Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White. She said the surgery was approved because the service member had already begun a “sex-reassignment course of treatment,” and so the surgery was deemed medically necessary. The surgery was done in a private hospital and paid for by the military’s health coverage.
You cannot change your sex; therefore, it is impossible for there to be such a thing as “sex change surgery”. There can be maiming and intentional wounding by greedy ghouls, but that’s it. It cannot ever be “medically necessary” for a maiming. Our culture’s “experts” have lost their minds.
Item On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House – for the persecution & injustices they have suffered, and to advance together on the path to equality & inclusion.
The link is a tweet from Canada’s own Justine Trudeau.
It’s only partly illegal now, but I predict it will soon be fully illegal in Canada to say things like “sodomy is a sin”. Merely quoting the Bible could land you a jail sentence.
Girl Scouts of the USA issued a warning to parents this holiday season, asking them to think twice before forcing their daughters to hug relatives at gatherings.
“Think of it this way, telling your child that she owes someone a hug either just because she hasn’t seen this person in a while or because they gave her a gift can set the stage for her questioning whether she ‘owes’ another person any type of physical affection when they have bought her dinner or done something else seemingly nice for her later in life,” reads the post on the Girl Scouts’ website.
Hug a government employee instead.