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psychosis: a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality.

California Becomes First State to Allow Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

California is now the first state in the country to grant gender-neutral birth certificates for people who feel like they are neither men nor women.

Perhaps these certificates should be genus neutral, don’t even bother with listing species.

The Sacramento Bee reports on Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the ”Gender Recognition Act” that allows for gender-neutral options on driver’s licenses and also on birth certificates. Oregon and Washington D.C. previously enacted gender-neutral driver license options, but California is the first state to allow the gender-neutral option on birth certificates.

The new birth certificates and licenses allow people who feel like they are neither men nor women—people who think they are “non-binary” or “genderqueer” or any other nonconforming gender—to choose “non-binary” as an option on their official documentation.

The Los Angeles Times reports the new driver’s licenses start to be issued in 2019.

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The fear on the Left of being out of step with approved thinking is so strong, that even when one of them is right they will grovel and make mea culpas saying they were in error.

A big question looms over all this. Why does Apple need a VP for Diversity and Inclusion? Is this one more example of filling slots making sure that the proper number of genders, sexes, melanistic quota, disabilities and sexual appetites are employed.

Apple VP shouldn’t have apologized for diversity comments. She’s right

Apple’s first-ever Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion is in full damage-control mode after making some bold comments about the meaning of diversity at the One Young World Summit in Colombia.

At a panel discussion on fighting racial injustice earlier this month, Denise Young Smith, who was called “Silicon Valley’s most powerful black woman” by Quartz, was asked about where her diversity and inclusivity efforts would focus.

“I focus on everyone,” she said. “Diversity is the human experience. I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”

She continued, “There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation.” The real issue, she noted, is “representation and mix.”

Smith is absolutely right. Diversity comes in many forms—not just race, gender, or sexual orientation. Diversity of experience, and by extension, diversity of thought, are just as important as any other form of diversity.

While she was applauded for her response by the audience, it didn’t take long for the 20-year veteran at Apple to issue an official apology for failing to keep in line with the “sanctioned” diversity narrative:

“I regret the choice of words I used to make this point. I understand why some people took offense. My comments were not representative of how I think about diversity or how Apple sees it. For that, I’m sorry…Understanding that diversity includes women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and all underrepresented minorities is at the heart of our work to create an environment that is inclusive of everyone.”

What could have been a groundbreaking step for the diversity movement was spoiled by Smith’s phony apology. Had she remained firm in her principles, and truly embraced Apple’s motto (“Think Different”), she could have laid the groundwork for a revolution in an otherwise narrow-minded field. [snip]

Just one more example of how far over the edge the Loony Left has gone.

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Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville

The Wonderfulness of Government run Health care

When ObamaCare fails, and it will, the Jackass Party hopes to be in power to bring Single Payer Health Care (SPHC) to America. For a taste of this nightmare, just look at the UK.

NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese

The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire.

The restrictions – thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services – immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Its vice president called for an “urgent rethink” of policies which he said were “discriminatory” and went against the fundamental principles of the NHS.

In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients – with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time they are expected to try to lose weight or stop smoking.

But the new rules, drawn up by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Hertfordshire, say that obese patients “will not get non-urgent surgery until they reduce their weight” at all, unless the circumstances are exceptional.

The criteria also mean smokers will only be referred for operations if they have stopped smoking for at least eight weeks, with such patients breathalysed before referral.

East and North Hertfordshire CCG and Herts Valleys said the plans aimed to encourage people “to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, wherever possible, freeing up limited NHS resources for priority treatment”.

Here’s an image of any socialized program.

Both are in financial difficulty, and between them seeking to save £68m during this financial year.

Ian Eardley, senior vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said it was wrong to bar NHS treatment to any group of patients.

“Singling out patients in this way goes against the principles of the NHS,” he said.

“This goes against clinical guidance and leaves patients waiting long periods of time in pain and discomfort. It can even lead to worse outcomes following surgery in some cases,” he said.

“There is simply no justification for these policies, and we urge all clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to urgently reverse these discriminatory measures.”

The senior surgeon said he was concerned that the latest rules were the “tip of the iceberg”. [snip]

You can translate the above anyway you like but the bottom line comes out the same: Insufficient funds to run the system. Like all socialized programs, projections are never met by the realities of the costs. Someone always has to pay a price for the sugar coated sales pitch.