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The March for Settled Science

On April 22nd, people took to the streets in what was called the March for Science! It’s not really explained who would be against science; that was just a convenient straw man. In fact, there was a good representation of anti-Trump signs, so that it seemed this was equal parts scientific and political. And many folks would agree that science has become too politicized, though the marchers probably couldn’t see that it’s being done by both sides, including theirs.

Republicans are continuing to work on their repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. Well, it’s more like a “repeal and rename” strategy. Much of the failures of ObamaCare remain, but now Republicans will be blamed when the train wreck happens; a pre-existing condition that would have happened anyway, but now that the GOP will claim to have “fixed” it without actually fixing it, they’ll bring the blame on themselves.

Mentioned links:

20 Funniest Signs at the March for Science

Science vs. Science™!

The March for … What?

House Freedom Caucus endorses Republicans’ revised health care plan; centrists still wary

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How’s that boycott working?

Last year, the state of North Carolina decided that men should use the men’s bathroom, and women should use the women’s bathroom. “Radical” as that was, it got the state boycotted by sports associations, singers, and others. One year later, how has that boycott affected the state?

And speaking of accommodating the transgendered, how is that working out? I’ll discuss the weight lifter, born a man, who is tearing up the women’s competition. I’ll also talk about the boy who realized there was a girl in his locker room, and a rapist who is now in a women’s prison.

You’ll hear it here, because you probably won’t hear it anywhere else.

Mentioned links:

Weightlifting: Transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard wins first international outing

Outrage As Double Rapist Moves to Women’s Prison After Sex Change Treatment

Student sues Pennsylvania school district for sexual harassment, violation of personal privacy

School orders boy to “tolerate” undressing with girl and make it “natural”

Tourism thriving, economy expanding in North Carolina despite bathroom bill desertions

Video Calls Out NBA’s ‘Hypocrisy’ for Pulling All-Star Game From Charlotte

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Does the science prove this is true?

Does the science prove this is true?

We’ve been told various things about human sexuality in the 21st century, and it’s what those activists who have been trying to get laws changed and policies made have said was the absolute truth. They’ve presented it, however, without much evidence at all, if any. But now, an examination of over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, done by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, have determined that these claims are just not backed up by the science.

We need more information, but in the meantime, we’re making public policy based on very incomplete data.

Mentioned links:

Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong

Sexuality and Gender – Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences

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It's your right to avoid NC. Baby, you were born to run.

It’s your right to avoid NC. Baby, you were born to run.

Listener Brandon Klenzendorf asked me in the “Consider This!” Facebook group if the North Carolina so-called “bathroom law” was a similar situation to Georgia, and from the looks of it, and the reaction to it, yup, it’s pretty much the same thing. The only difference is that North Carolina got the law passed. And of course, there are those using their right to choose how to run their business to protest the idea that N. Carolina business should be allowed to … choose how to run their businesses.

Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? Since we’ve passed April 15th — the day that Americans settle up with the Federal government for their 2015 taxes — now’s a good time to find out who pays what. How much do the top 1% really pay of our federal tax revenues?

The 2016 Podcast Awards are taking nominations, so here’s what you can do. Go to PodcastAwards.com and put this show in the News & Politics category. The show name is Consider This, of course, and the URL is considerthis.ctpodcasting.com. You can only submit the nomination form once, so if you have other shows you’d like to nominate, fill them in as well before submitting it. Nominations close Saturday, April 30th at midnight, so do it this week.

Mentioned links:

The True ‘Trauma Trigger’ That the North Carolina Bathroom Bill Is Designed to Prevent

Petition: Springsteen Cancelling Concert is Like Bakers Refusing to Make Gay Wedding Cakes

Michael Moore’s NC boycott hypocrisy DESTROYED with a single tweet

No, Gays and ‘Transgenders’ Are Not Being Bullied. They Are The Bullies.

Americans Earning Six Figures or More Pay Nearly 80% of Individual Income Taxes

45% of Americans pay no federal income tax

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The Blame Game is on tap

The Blame Game is on tap

When the problem with the Flint, Michigan drinking water was discovered, the blame game got started. It is fair to just blame on person for all of this, or are there others who need to be held accountable? And isn’t it interesting that political party seems to play a role in deciding who to blame?

Caitlyn Jenner is getting a lot of “flak” for coming out, but coming out as what and getting flak from whom might surprise you. I come to Jenner’s defense in this episode.

Mentioned links:

Flint Is Not a Republican Scandal

List of mayors of Flint, Michigan

Darnell Earley

Flint City Council Members

Flint, Michigan City, Elects 2 Felons To City Council, Including A Convicted Murderer

Caitlyn Jenner: I get more ‘flak’ for being a Republican than being a transgender woman

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youwill_300x300There’s a woman in Norway who insists she’s a cat trapped in a woman’s body. She purrs, meows, hisses at dogs, and insists that she has better hearing than humans. But though she makes those claims, and has the cat ears and tail she wears, is she silly or serious? But here’s the rub; if Caitlyn Jenner is a woman, why isn’t this woman a cat?

Religious liberty is being eroded in this country, and if that goes, how much of the rest of the Bill of Rights is really secure? Talk show host Erick Erickson makes the case in his new book, “You Will Be Made to Care”. If you pre-order, you will get access to many other books, as well as interviews with people who have felt that erosion of religious liberty personally. In this episode, I excerpt one of those interviews with former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. He had the audacity to publish a book that included his Christian beliefs, and for doing so, he was fired. The full 30-minute interview can be heard if you pre-order the book, which comes out February 22nd.

Mentioned links:

Book website for “You Will Be Made to Care”

Norwegian woman believes she is a cat trapped in a human’s body

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Three years old!

Three years old!

This is the Consider This podcast, which recently passed its third anniversary, bringing you conservative commentary, and your feedback, in 10-minute-or-less chunks, since June 14th of 2012. I’ve left the terrible twos and am entering the thrilling threes! And just like the 1st and 2nd anniversaries, the time limit might just take a holiday for this episode.

I’ve got kind of a general topic for this anniversary. I’m going to explain, not why I’m conservative, but why I’m not a liberal. The launching point for this will be what seems to me the Liberal Utopia society would be, and why it doesn’t really work or why I believe that some features are really problems.

Mentioned links:

List of countries by energy consumption per capita

Consumption by the United States

The top 1% and what they pay

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Is he a she now?

Born this way?

Let’s begin enumerating what I don’t know about this. I don’t know at all what he’s going through, and I don’t want to pretend that I do. I acknowledge that my comments in this episode will come from a position of ignorance on that point.

I also don’t know for sure, speaking as a Christian, whether or not what he’s done is a sin. I suppose that there could be something that could be found that could be said to speak to this situation, but frankly I don’t think that determination is very helpful at this point in time. It will be something that should be considered (because of all questions this bring up, that is the eternal one), but for now I have no plans to address that here.

In fact, I don’t plan on addressing Bruce Jenner at all in this episode, other than to say that God loves you, and for whatever it’s worth, I love you and respect you, too. What I want to tackle in this episode is society’s reaction to transgenderism in general, using Jenner’s example as a launching point.

Mentioned links:

Body dysmorphic disorder [Wikipedia]

Body Dysmorphia [The Free Dictionary]

Bruce Jenner: “Call me Caitlyn” Dear Bruce: “I Can’t”

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