PARIS/BERLIN (Own report) – Germany is participating in a new European military formation that was launched yesterday. Originally a French proposal, the European Intervention Initiative (EII) will be open to EU and Non-EU member countries to join. Expanding the existing EU military cooperation (“PESCO”) with a new operational component, the EII should facilitate rapid decisions on joint military interventions. A first meeting of military commanders from the hitherto nine participant states is set for September. The EII includes Great Britain, which plans to continue its military cooperation with the continent, even after Brexit, as well as Denmark. Since the coordination of military interventions is now officially set outside of the EU framework, Denmark can sidestep the opt-out from EU military policy, it had once granted its population. Referred to by experts as a European “coalition of the willing,” it goes hand in hand with the EU Commission’s militarization plans worth billions and the high-cost German-French arms projects.
At least two new animated television shows about drag queens, one featuring children characters, are set to debut in America, drawing high concern from conservative commentators.
World of Wonder released a trailer in May about “Drag Tots!,” a show about toddler drag queens coming June 28th, featuring transgender model RuPaul.
“In a world on the brink of chaos, where fear is the rule of the land, the voices of a generation have banded together to give our planet what it needs…BABY DRAG QUEENS!” proclaims a preview on YouTube.
On May 31, Netflix announced the animated “Super Drags,” with a teaser preview that is yet to be given a release date stating:
“By night, they tighten up their corsets and transform into the baddest SUPER DRAGS in town, ready to combat shade and rescue the world’s glitter from the evil villains. Get ready, because the SUPER DRAGS are going deeper than you think.”
(CNSNews.com) — An analysis of 22 studies on abortion and mental health showed that women who had an abortion faced an “81% increased risk of mental health problems” and that nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was “shown to be directly attributable to abortion,” according to a report published in theBritish Journal of Psychiatry, and posted online in January of this year.
The report also found that women who carried their babies to term experienced a “protective effect,” in that the suicide rate for mothers (per 100,000) was nearly 50% lower than that of women of reproductive age (per 100,000) who had not had children. Further, “several other studies conducted in different countries have revealed even lower rates of suicide following birth when compared with women in the general population,” according to the report.
If your school allows the “Day of Silence,” keep your child home this Friday
On Friday, April 27, high schools (and many middle schools) across the country will be hosting the LGBT movement’s annual “Day of Silence.”
During this all-day event, student activists and even school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of solidarity with the international LGBT movement. Students are encouraged to wear special pro-homosexual badges, sticker, and bracelets—which are often handed out at the school entrances that day. There are also pro-LGBT posters in the hallways, handouts and even workshops.
Although the adult activists claim that the “Day of Silence” (DOS) is put together by “students,” it is in fact organized behind the scenes by adults with the enthusiastic cooperation of school officials. They use materials and instructions from a national homosexual activist group.
You can actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes and help depoliticize the learning environment by keeping your child out of school if your child’s school participates, promotes or allows “Day of Silence” activities.
Exceptional rainfall totals have been recorded this week in Tropical North Queensland, and particularly the last 24 hrs around Cairns. The rain is a result of ex-Tropical Cyclone “Nora,” which currently lies over the Cape York Peninsula, and connects to a monsoon trough towards the east, bringing very moist air from the Coral Sea.
Port Douglas, for example, recorded an extraordinary 593 mm (23 inches) of rainfall in 24 hours to 09:00 AEST on March 26. Widespread daily rainfall of 100 – 400 mm (3.93 – 15.7 inches) were registered in 24 hours to 09:00 AEST today along the coastal strip from Cairns to Townsville.
Cairns received more than 260 mm (10.23 inches) of rain in 24 hours with some areas to the north recording more than 500 mm (19.68 inches).
Moderate to major flood warnings are current for various catchments near Cairns including the Barron River which is seeing its highest levels in 18 years.
Washington state is set to legalize commercial surrogacy, a move children’s rights advocates say amounts to the selling of babies, bases the definition of a parent on “intent,” and opens avenues for child abuse and other horrors.
Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Washington state House of Representatives passed the “Uniform Parentage Act,” along party lines with every Democrat in favor and every Republican opposed. The bill had previously passed the state Senate with total Democratic support and three Republicans. The state’s Democratic governor, Jay Inslee, is expected to sign the legislation.
“For House Republicans, this bill was a matter of conscience,” said Liz Pike, who represents the state’s 18th house district, according to Clark County Today.
“We all voted ‘no’ to protect the womb from being monetized and commercialized. This bill sets virtually no limits on the amount people will be able to sell or purchase a human baby for.
The Turkish army said the land and air assault aimed to hit positions held by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and “Islamic State” (IS) militants. However, IS is not known to have a presence in Afrin.
Both Afrin and Manbij are under the control of the YPG, which Ankara classes as a terrorist organization allied with the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), a group that is waging a long-running insurgency in Turkey.
It’s called PESCO. It stands for the Permanent Structured Co-Operation and is a treaty among EU nations providing a framework for mutual defense that many EU superstate proponents have been pushing for a long time.
Technically, it is not a European army, per se, but many consider it a necessary first step as it requires each country to strengthen its military assets and defense capabilities and cooperate if needed.
There are plans for enhanced joint training, streamlining of cross-border military operations, and medical operations. It establishes a defense fund for procurement of weapons and the development of “rapid reaction forces,” armed with tanks and drones.
The initial funding will include a 5 billion-euro ($5.83 billion dollar) defense fund. PESCO allows for integrated armed forces, a combined pool of Defense spending, and the creation of a joint command headquarters. European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini said the pact will focus not just on military cooperation, but also on cyber-security.