Grace & Steel Ep. 87 07/31/17

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TOPIC: The Costs of Homosex. Trump’s ban on transgendered in the military, citing costs, re-ignited the culture war. In that context we examine the economic and social price of LGBTQ behavior.

Show Notes

Donald J. Trump Tweet, Jul. 26, 2017: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……

Donald J. Trump Tweet, Jul. 26, 2017: “….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…..

Donald J. Trump Tweet, Jul. 26, 2017: “….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

Michael Harris in The Walrus, Sep. 12, 2011: Life after Death–Thirty years after HIV/AIDS was first identified—after it decimated gay communities across the country—a new generation comes of age in its long shadow

Rand Corporation: Explore Tobacco and Smoking

QUOTE: “The most recent published estimate of lifetime HIV treatment costs was $367,134 (in 2009 dollars; $379,668 in 2010 dollars).”
CDC: HIV Cost-effectiveness

Dan McLaughlin in National Review, Jul. 26, 2016: Military Fitness Is a Military Decision

CDC: HIV Among Transgender People

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 7, 2017: Black Americans and HIV/AIDS: The Basics

Christopher Ingraham in the Washington Mockingbird, Jul. 26, 2017: The military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care

Teen Vogue, Nov. 24, 2015: You Won’t Believe How Much It Costs to Be Transgender in America

Walt Heyer in The Daily Signal, Jul. 26, 2017: I Was Once Transgender. Why I Think Trump Made the Right Decision for the Military.

Deadline, Jul. 26, 2017: Caitlyn Jenner Slams Donald Trump Over Transgender Military Ban; Hollywood Reacts To POTUS Tweets – Update

Military.com, Sep. 21, 2016: Pentagon to Pay for Some Sex-Change Operations for Transgender Troops

Kevin Michael Grace tweet, Jul. 27, 2017: “Yes, I am. Bradley Manning was a train wreck & gender dysphoria was used as an excuse by his defence at his court-martial

Infogalactic: Chelsea Manning

Daily Mail, May 17, 2017: Canada introduces bill to protect transgender people

CBC, Jul. 24, 2017: Man tied to $1K reward for videos of Muslim students praying charged with hate crime–Kevin J. Johnston released on bail, set to appear in court again in September

Freedom Report, YouTube, Jul. 24, 2017: Kevin J Johnston Arrested Under Motion M103

Justice Laws Website: Canadian Criminal Code 319, Public incitement of hatred

John Tierney in The New York Times, Jun. 15, 2001: The Big City; In 80’s, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

Popline: The World Health Organization approach: projections of non-paediatric HIV infection and AIDS in pattern II areas, Dec. 1989

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Jun. 10, 2016: U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: Trends Over Time

QUOTE: “The fact is, I am now convinced, AIDS is not a disease at all—it is a government program.”
Reason, Dec. 1 1994: Letter by Tom Bethell

USAID: HIV and AIDS

The Guardian, Jan. 11, 2017: Population growth in Africa: grasping the scale of the challenge

My Posting Career Thread: The Institute for Advanced Homophobia

QUOTE: ‘On AIDS, Buchanan wrote in 1983: “The poor homosexuals — they have declared war upon nature, and now nature is extracting an awful retribution (AIDS).”‘
FAIR.org, Feb. 28, 1996: Pat Buchanan in His Own Words

Library of Hate Archive

Amazon.com: Sexual Ecology: The Birth of AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men by Gabriel Rotello

The New York Times, Books, May 25, 1997: A Culture of Risk–In their new books, Gabriel Rotello and Michelangelo Signorile ask what made gay men so susceptible to AIDS

Amazon.com: Faggots by Larry Kramer

Xtra, Nov. 16, 2011: The murder that changed us–Aaron Webster, 10 years later

Globe and Mail, Dec. 19, 2003: Teen gets 3 years for hate-crime killing

Crisis Magazine, Aug. 15, 2016: They Are Not Everywhere. They Are Not Like Us.

Amazon.com: Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality by Andrew Sullivan

The New York Times, Feb. 2, 2016: Zika Infection Transmitted by Sex Reported in Texas

QUOTE: “While no mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus, health officials can find no other explanation for the infections. As far as scientists currently know, the only way to spread the virus is through sex or a mosquito bite.”
Daily Mail, Jul. 29, 2016: Zika HAS hit America: Florida governor confirms all four ‘mystery’ infections came from local mosquitoes

From the Library of Hate
Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

h/t Bixxy Noodles in the first post of The Institute of Advanced Homophobia at mpcdot.com
2blowhards, Feb. 1, 2007: AIDS and Immune Systems

Wikipedia: Sexual Ecology

CBC, Oct. 4, 2013: A Look Back At Canada’s Tainted Blood Scandal

CBC, Jun. 16, 2017: Regina LGBT allies show up ‘in droves’ to give blood, highlight policy affecting gay, bisexual men–Policy prohibits men from donating if they’d had sex with another man in past year

Canadian Press via the Halifax Chronicle Herald, Jul. 23, 2017: Trudeau’s pink-shirted stroll a hit at sunny 30th Halifax Pride event

hiv.gov: Paying for HIV Care

Tom Bethell in National Review via Duesberg on AIDS, May 10, 1993: The Cure That Failed

WND, May 4, 2000: AIDS hype In Africa?–No HIV test required, disease defined differently than in U.S.

“What the CDC people, with their newfound African strategy, planned to tell Washington was that “AIDS was a plague alright, but that no one was immune.”
Excerpt from The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science by Tom Bethell, pg. 112

QUOTE: “If you say your father has died in a car accident, it is bad luck, but if he has died of AIDS, there is an agency to help you.”
Excerpt from Inventing the Aids Virus by Peter H. Duesberg

LifeSiteNews, Mar. 17, 2010: CDC: Gay Men Over 44 Times More Likely HIV+ than Hetero Men

IMDb: Philadelphia (1993)

The New York Times, Apr. 26, 2016: Gay Dance Clubs on the Wane in the Age of Grindr

IMDb: Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Infogalactic: Stonewall riots

Julian Barnes in the New Yorker, Jul. 7, 2003: Hate And Hedonism–The insolent art of Michel Houellebecq

Urban Dictionary: circuit party

Urban Dictionary: chemsex

Concept Central, Jul. 20, 2017: ‘Chemsex’ boosting HIV infections among gays

The New York Times, Mar. 29, 2013: Why Are Boomers Getting S.T.D.s?

CNN, Aug. 3, 2016: Why millennials are having less sex than Generation Xers

Celia Farber in Harper’s, Mar. 2006: Out of control–AIDS and the corruption of medical science

AIDS Truth (PDF) Mar. 25, 2006: Errors in Celia Farber’s March 2006 article in Harper’s Magazine

Celia Farber in Spin, Oct. 5, 2015: AIDS and the AZT Scandal: SPIN’s 1989 Feature, ‘Sins of Omission’–The story of AZT, one of the most toxic, expensive, and controversial drugs in the history of medicine

LifeSiteNews, Apr. 6, 2017: It’s a secret: Alberta schools are not to tell parents if their kids join gay-straight clubs

IMDb: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Richard Duncan in the Daily Reckoning, May 19, 2011: Credit Growth Drives Economic Growth, Until it Doesn’t

Medical Daily, Feb. 9, 2015: Canada Legalizes Euthanasia, As High Court Passes Assisted Suicide Law