ONE of Scotland’s leading doctors has called for a ban on “killer” kitchen knives.
Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings.
He first suggested the move three years ago, but his proposal did not win enough support from policy-makers. Since then dozens of people, including schoolchildren, have lost their lives as a result of attacks involving bladed instruments.
Dr Crichton, who took on the role of chairman in June this year, is championing a switch to so-called “R”-bladed knives, which have rounded points and are far less effective as weapons.
He said that research shows many attacks, particularly in households where there has been a history of violence, involve kitchen knives because they are so easily accessible.
I saw elsewhere, but have been able to rediscover the source, a person using the phrase “murder knives” as in “assault weapon.” Clearly, Wusthof, the cutlery manufacturer is a terrorist organization washed in the blood of children in the same way the NRA is.
[From an email from a “political professional working with the Democratic Party”.]
The rot is even worse than you think. You have no idea how highly this has infected the low and middle levels of the Democratic Party. The mistake people make is on focusing on what the high elites in parties think, rather than what you could call the middle management. Elites are close to retirement, really, and while they do exert pull on the rest of the people, they can’t pull too much.
Middle management, however, controls _everything_.
Not long ago, when my wife was pregnant, a coworker asked if we knew what we were having. I told this friend, and we were all excited.
Another coworker immediately started lecturing me in front of everyone about how this was grossly cis-heteronormative and that rather than forcing an identity on my child because of genitals, I should cultivate an environment in which the child would be able to flourish and explore the play of gender….
Registrations for conferences now _require_ nametags with preferred pronouns. A friend of mine was ejected from a conference for accidentally misgendering someone. Seriously…Manners for introductions on conference calls require that people introduce themselves with names and pronouns.
I used to have preferred pronouns “your Majesty” and “his Majesty”. I have switched to “F— You”. Seriously.
Item In a Proudly Diverse Australia, White People Still Run Almost Everything (This is from the New York Times.)
Australia prides itself on its fairness and multiculturalism. But wander through Sydney’s corporate towers or Canberra’s halls of Parliament, and you’ll notice that Australia’s power structure is overwhelmingly white, nowhere near as diverse as the country at large.
That gap between self-image and reality is the focus of a new report released early Wednesday by the Australian Human Rights Commission, which scrutinized the backgrounds of more than 2,400 senior leaders across business, government and academia.
It found, in simple terms, that white Australians with European roots still run nearly everything.
That this state is bad is implicit. And proof that Diversity and Equality always lead to mandatory quotas. Absolutely always.
Parents across the nation will pull their children out of school on April 23 to protest sex education programs that have become steeped in gender ideology due to an agenda forced by pro-abortion and LGBT rights organizations.
Dubbed “Sex Ed Sit Out,” the protest has been organized by parents who want to know why their children are learning graphic details about oral and anal sex and how to masturbate:
None of those activities are sex, of course. They are all non-sex, non-procreative activities. Thus “sex education” is a euphemism for how to avoid the consequences of actual sex.
Item Suicide of the West
And that brings me to another assertion:?There is no God, at least not in this argument. I assert this not because I’m an atheist (I’m not), but because I don’t want God’s help for my case. “Because God says so” is the greatest appeal to authority, and the appeal to authority is a classic logical fallacy, effective only for those who are pre-committed to that authority. You can’t persuade an atheist that God’s on your side any more than you can persuade a Christian you’re right because Baal says so.
Goldberg—a self-style “conservative”—in his new book surrenders all by the fourth paragraph. A bizarre introduction.
Bonus Item Testimony RE: Ruth Ginsburg.