House passes bill to force young women to sign up for the draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — New legislation mandating that girls register for the military draft is now one major step closer to implementation.

The requirement forcing young women between the ages of 18 and 26 to register for Selective Service now awaits only Senate reconciliation and the president’s signature after the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday night to pass a crucial national defense bill containing altered language forcing young women to be drafted alongside men in the event of future military conscription.

The $778 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual defense package, was passed after 181 Democrats and 135 Republicans in the House voted to approve it.

Only 38 Democrats and 75 Republicans voted against the legislation.

The policy bill will now be punted back to the Senate for reconciliation with an earlier version of the legislative package already approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC).

The SASC had voted 23-2 to approve its version of the bill in a closed-door session on July 21, just days after it was announced that language in the existing draft law had been modified to eliminate reference to “males” and instead require “All Americans” between the ages of 18 and 26 to sign up for Selective Service.

Senate Armed Services Chair Jack Reed wrote the draft of the proposed changes in July, tacking them onto the NDAA for the 2022 fiscal year, a piece of legislation Congress was already poised to pass.

As reported by The Hill, the full Senate is expected to consider the House’s approved version of the NDAA in October, after which the approved and reconciled act will be sent to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

The House’s move to approve the changes Thursday comes after months of debate, with a handful of Republicans pushing back on the modifications made to the existing Selective Service law.

Under the new language, failure of young women to register for Selective Service would make them subject to the same penalties as men, including fines of up to $250,000 or imprisonment for up to five years. 

As reported by the Daily Wire, Republican members of the House Freedom Caucus held a press conference Wednesday to slam the provision in the bill that would require young women to register for the draft. 

“Look, right now, today, if you vote for the NDAA, you are voting to draft our daughters,” said Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas. “There is no other position you can take. The current law of the land does not have a requirement that our daughters be drafted, OK? If this NDAA is passed and signed into law, then our daughters will be required to sign up for Selective Service and make themselves available for the draft.”

While the United States has not instituted a draft since the Vietnam War, moves to require women to sign up for Selective Service have grown over the years as more military occupations, including combat roles, have been opened to women.

Female members of the U.S. Armed Forces are currently allowed in every military occupation after the 1994 rescinding of the 1988 “Risk Rule” and the 2015 move by the Pentagon to open all military positions, including combat roles, to women.

According to the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), “women have been able to serve in almost all Air Force and Navy positions since the mid-1990s, save for submarines and some small vessels.” 

Last year, the issue of extending the draft to include women was brought before Congress in a March 2020 report by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.

According to the report, “[t]he Commission concluded that the time is right to extend Selective Service System registration to include men and women, between the ages of 18 and 26. This is a necessary and fair step, making it possible to draw on the talent of a unified Nation in a time of national emergency.”

In the Wednesday House Freedom Caucus press conference, Rep. Roy contended that the move to require girls to register for the draft “undermines” the national identity of the United States.

“I cannot put into words the extent to which that idea angers me and undermines who we are as a nation and I cannot believe that House Republicans are sweeping it aside, sweeping it under the rug, refusing to talk about it while they blindly march forward saying the ‘conference’ supports passage of the NDAA,” he said.

Republican Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois joined Roy in opposing the NDAA with its current provisions regarding women and the draft, saying the significant alteration of language has been quietly implemented and is an example of the “left-wing, woke agenda gone too far.”

“As usual, with the Swamp, the biggest scandal in the bill is the quietest one that they are trying to sneak in and hope no one notices,” Miller said. “This defense authorization, for the first time in our history, would require teenage girls to register for the draft. No one knows about this because the Democrats have convinced the media that gender no longer exists so this isn’t a big deal.”

“But I want to make sure the American people know, the Democrats and, sadly, some Republicans want to draft your daughters,” the Illinois representative continued.

“This is wrong, and it’s immoral, but they are doing it anyway. We are definitely proud of the courageous women who have served and are serving in our military and defending our nation, but our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters should not be part of this draft. This is left-wing, woke agenda gone too far,” Miller said.

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Young Women Fight During An Olivia Rodrigo Concert In Laughable Viral Video

Some young women got into an altercation during an Olivia Rodrigo concert.

In a video tweeted by @pussitionz, two young women traded a few shots, and the video really has to be seen in order to be believed. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Give it a watch below. It might be the funniest thing you see all day. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

That’s without a doubt one of the most pathetic fights I’ve ever seen in my life. Neither of those women was swinging hard enough to inflict damage. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

Just how pathetic was the interaction between the two young ladies? A guy separated them with seemingly zero effort at all. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)

Also, who the hell fights at an Olivia Rodrigo concert? Doesn’t she sing music for kids? If you find yourself brawling at a concert for a teenage pop star, then you’ve made some terrible decisions in life. (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

You’re really at the bottom of the barrel if you’re the kind of person fighting at a concert.

Next time, take a deep breath, relax and just have fun. It’s not that hard to figure out.

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The Exploitation of Young Minds

At the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), our longstanding concerns about the deteriorating free speech culture in higher education led to the suspicion that many of these pernicious problems originate before students ever set foot on campus. This spurred us to expand our organizational aims to include high school outreach, in order to teach younger students the value and importance of their — and their peers’ — precious First Amendment rights.

From coast to coast, we’re seeing documented cases of heavy-handed thought reform efforts in K-12 education that substantiate our long held concerns. A situation that has been festering for decades at a level of low-grade chronicity reached acute levels this past school year, as demonstrated by levels of school board engagement and vituperation that we haven’t seen before in our lifetimes.

Paying attention to the K-12 landscape uncovers problematic patterns ranging from activist educators rebelling against traditional ethical restraints to a willingness to denigrate anyone — including children — who dares to verbalize doubt, disagreement, or even lack of sufficiently enthusiastic proactive agreement. Some assertive teachers are hanging uncomfortably presumptive “We Believeposters in their classrooms while some schools — mainly private — have adopted highly prescriptive collective belief statements or commitments with insufficient discussion or buy-in from the school community.

It certainly doesn’t help that the training new teachers receive is so precipitously one-sided, as we discussed in a recent podcast episode with English professor Lyell Asher, writer of an important article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the steepening tilt of American Education Schools.

Then, there’s the impact of the teacher unions, who can make it very difficult for conflicted teachers to dissent when they take official, unilateral stands on charged political issues, such as supporting Black Lives Matter at school or resolving that educators “must acknowledge” the existence of white supremacy culture as a primary root cause of racism and white privilege.

Already, this school year, we’ve seen the Tik Tok teacher who giggled about removing the American flag from her classroom because it made her “uncomfortable” and suggested that students could instead face a gay pride flag she had hung in her classroom while saying the pledge. Then there was the chemistry teacher who defiantly dared her students to report her to her supervisors after she went on a tangential rant about the former president, the unvaccinated, and climate change while informing her class that they don’t have to do what their parents say because “most of y’all parents are dumber than you.” She also took care to warn students who disagree with her opinions to “keep it quiet” or risk open ridicule. Students accepted her challenge to “tattle” on her, and she was relieved of her teaching duties.

And then there’s the high school history teacher caught on tape explaining how he uses his access to children to radicalize them: “I have 180 days to turn them into revolutionaries,” he said, directing attention to the Antifa flag on his classroom wall. Instead of a picture of the current or former presidents of the United States, he also used a portrait of Mao to decorate his room. He boasts of using the lure of extra credit and intimidation (“scare the f*ck out of them”) to recruit students to events promoting causes he supports.

And while these teachers openly shared what they are up to in their classes (although some apparently were filmed without their knowledge); in other cases, teachers and even districts have been caught concealing their ideological commitments and curricular aims from parents in a tremendous breach of fiduciary trust, and in complete abandonment of the principle of acting in loco parentis. It’s hard to imagine a more effective way to pit parents against teachers and schools and to corrode the trust upon which support for K-12 education depends.

As FIRE’s Director of High School Outreach, I have the opportunity to speak with students, parents, and concerned educators throughout the country, at disciplinary and other events where teachers gather. From this vantage point, I’ve collected an amazing array of stories and assembled moral, legal, philosophical, pedagogical, emotional and developmental arguments explaining why current teaching enthusiasms often fall short of exemplary practices and undermine the goal of cultivating critical thinkers capable of self-government in a democratic society.

While it will always be tempting for some educators and school authorities to exploit their access to other citizens’ children to attempt to enact cherished partisan ends, we must restore the Golden Rule to our pedagogical practices: Do not do to your neighbors’ children what you would not have them do to yours. This means respecting your neighbors’ rights to impart their own values and ethics to their own children, the same way that you would expect them to respect your right to do the same, even when you may profoundly disagree with those parents’ politics or outlook.

In the next installment, we’ll take a look at some K-12 lawsuits that have recently been filed and at legislative efforts to rein in so-called “divisive concepts” (also known as “anti-CRT” bills) in American schools.

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Jin Young Ko wins Portland Classic by four strokes

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South Korea’s Jin Young Ko shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic by four shots.

Ko finished at 11-under 205, comfortably ahead of South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee and Australia’s Su Oh. Both golfers shot 69 Sunday.

The event was shortened to 54 holes after Saturday’s third round at Oregon Golf Club at West Linn, Ore., was washed out due to heavy rain.

The 26-year-old Ko shot a bogey-free round on Sunday to win her ninth career LPGA event. It was her first tour appearance since the Tokyo Olympics.

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“I had a lot of practice with my coach and had a lot of workouts,” Ko said of spending approximately six weeks in South Korea. “I had a great week this week and I’m so happy for the name on the trophy. It’s a great win.”

Ko carded three birdies while winning for the second time this season. She also won the Volunteers of American Classic in early July.

“I tried to make a no bogey-free round today, (and) I made it,” Ko said. “I had a lot of missed shots and I had a lot of missed chipping or something, so I had to make great par saves, but I made it.”

Lee shot eagle-3 on the 18th hole to move into the tie for second. She recorded three birdies and two bogeys.

Oh registered four birdies and one bogey in her round.

“A few more putts drop then I would have been closer,” said Oh, “but still pretty happy with how I played this whole week.”

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Perrine Delacour of France shot 69 to finish fourth with a 5-under 211. She had four birdies and one bogey.

“We got lucky for sure with the weather,” Delacour said. “I played really solid all week long. I like the track of this course, it’s really good. It’s a challenging course.”

Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit (69 on Sunday), Germany’s Esther Henseleit (70) and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda (73) tied for fifth at 4 under.

Americans Jennifer Kupcho (68) and Jennifer Song (68), South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai (69), Netherland’s Anne van Dam (71), South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 (73), Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn (73) and Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh (76) tied for eighth at 3-under 213.

Dryburgh was in second place after 36 holes, one shot behind Ko.

–Field Level Media

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Police claim lockdown protesters yesterday were just ‘angry young men’

Victoria Police described the operation yesterday as a “success” even though shutting down the entire public transport network failed to stop the protest.

Commander Mark Galliott maintained the lockdown protest was just “angry, aggressive young males there to fight the police, not to protest about freedom.”

The mainstream media today is in overdrive trying to back that story.

However, that’s not the reality.

Over the coming days, Rebel News Australia will release reports proving police initiated the violence against protesters and media.

Protesters were entirely peaceful until police trapped them using a controversial tactic called kettling.

Police arrived with batons out and pepper spray aimed at unarmed civilians.

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Jin Young Ko takes lead at Cambia Portland Classic

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South Korea’s Jin Young Ko, looking for her second LPGA victory of the season, holds a one-shot lead at the midpoint of the Cambia Portland Classic in West Linn, Ore.

Ko shot a 5-under-par 67 at Oregon Golf Club on Friday to leave her at 8-under 136 through two rounds.

First-round co-leader Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland is in second at 7 under after a 69 on Friday. Dryburgh is two shots ahead of Spain’s Carlota Ciganda, another first-round co-leader who posted a second-round 71.

The other first-round co-leader, Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn, managed an even-par 72 on Friday to wind up at 4 under, in a seven-way tie for fourth with Alana Uriell (second-round 66), South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee (67), Andrea Lee (68), South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 (70), Australia’s Su Oh (71) and South Korea’s Jenny Shin (71).

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Ko produced three birdies on the front nine and three more on the back nine, in between carding her lone bogey at the par-4 11th hole.

Ko, who won the Volunteers of America Classic in July for her eighth career LPGA title, recently changed putters, and the move appears to be paying off. She has made just 48 putts through 36 holes.

“I change putters often, like even (when) my putting feels good I change putters, but this one is new one, so, well, I’m doing great right now, so I want to keep this putter for (my) whole life,” she said.

Ko said of the course, “These greens are really fast, so we had to like judge of the speed on the greens, and that is my putting key right now. Well, … I heard tomorrow on the weekend it’s going to be rain, so it’s going to be little bit slow, so it will be help a little bit.”

Dryburgh, playing the back nine first, had four birdies and one bogey at the turn. She then parred holes No. 1 through No. 7 before ending her round with a bogey and a birdie.

Ciganda carded four birdies and three bogeys.

“It was a tough day,” Ciganda said. “Took three hours to play the front nine, so it’s just, it’s a tough course. It’s a new course. It was really windy today. The front nine is playing quite tricky with the side winds.”

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HS football coach’s controversial advice to player divides internet: ‘Just had a young man come in before practice and quit, and I couldn’t be happier!’

A high school football coach’s advice to one of his varsity players has divided the internet after he encouraged the teen to quit the team.

According to a Friday Newsweek report, the coach in question is Kurt Hines, head football coach at Coronado High School in Coronado, California.

What are the details?

Hines shared a clip on social media Thursday explaining what he told a young football player who came to see him with intentions of quitting the team.

“I just had a young man come in and quit,” a smiling Hines said in the beginning of his video. “I truly could not be happier.”

He continued, “This young man was struggling all season with making it to practice, with committing. Never looked happy; some stuff going on. But I couldn’t be happier because he came in, things washed, shook my hand, I said, ‘Sit down for a minute.’ He started to explain how his family has always been a football family. ‘They’ve always loved it, my father, my brother.’ I stopped him, I said, ‘Do you love it?'”

Hines said that the unnamed student, clearly relieved to be honest with the coach, heaved a great sigh of relief and responded in the negative.

“I said ‘I’m proud of you,'” Hines recalled. “I just saw his whole countenance change. He just smiled from ear to ear. I said, ‘You’re doing the right thing.'”

He continued, “Football is not for everyone. I couldn’t be happier. Coaches, support your players if they want to be great. And if they want to be great in something other than football, support them just the same.”

Hines’ video has since gone viral and amassed more than 1.6 million views at the time of this reporting.

What has been the response?

Social media users lit up Hines’ post, and at the time of this reporting, the video has more than 900 remarks.

For every negative comment saying that Hines ought to have encouraged the teen to finish the season before quitting, there were an equal number of comments supporting the coach’s decision to support the teen in leaving behind something that was not in his heart.

According to the report, one fellow high school football coach from Ohio wrote, “What did he do in its place? If he is doing nothing then being part of a team, learning work ethic and learning life lessons is more than just quitting. The easiest thing to do is quit. I believe that being part of something even if the love is not there is better.”

Newsweek also quoted a former football player, who added, “I quit 2 times, 1st before Sr yr of high school but a great coach talked me back, it was best move of my life. 2nd during 2 a days Jr. yr of college, I’ve regretted it ALL my life! Quitting’s easy — keeping on is hard! Bad lesson to teach. I strongly disagree with your position.”

The outlet added that one particularly turned-off commenter responded, “Sir, I am a youth football coaching legend, and when my kids quit my team, I tell them their life will be all downhill moving forward and that I hope to never see them again.”

Another wrote, “When I was a sophomore in high school, I walked into my basketball coach’s office and told him I quit. He basically told me no chance. It was a long road, but I ended up playing at university of Hawaii after high school. Then played 7 years pro overseas. I grew to love the game.”

Other users pointed out that they believed his support of the student was constructive and positive.

Newsweek reported that one user wrote, “Awesome job coach! Thank you for being accepting of the young man’s decision and supporting him. I know it was hard for him to do that. To everyone saying ‘He shouldn’t quit’ or ‘Should’ve made him finish them he could quit’ what the hell is wrong with y’all?”

“The whole ‘always finish what you started, never quit’ mentality is why we have so many people stuck in jobs and relationships that make them miserable,” another user tweeted. “In turn, they end up making others around them miserable as well. Know yourself. Trust your gut and do what you believe in.”

Another chimed in, “Great Coaching! The best coaches and mentors support people in figuring out what they want & don’t want to chase with their time and energy. And I bet you’re the kind of guy who’d also help him find his next coach or mentor when he wants one. You Rock!”

“Lotta negativity in this thread but I’m supporting this 110%,” one user wrote. “It’s not ‘quitter’ mentality. It’s finding yourself. Watch this kid he’s talkin’ about do something extraordinary. Can the internet give a round of applause for anything?”

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Somali ‘Refugee’ Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of Young Mother in Grand Forks, North Dakota

A 26-year-old refugee from Somalia is facing murder charges after fatally shooting a young mother in Grand Forks, North Dakota over the weekend.

Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi, a convicted felon, shot and killed 28-year-old Megan Lea Gustafson of Grand Forks at around 1:30 am Sunday at an apartment complex.

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Police believe the two knew each other, however details about their relationship is unclear.

“Growing up, Megan enjoyed spending time with her friends, time at the lake, driving the golf cart, listening to music and going for bike rides. Megan’s favorite moments were spent with her daughter, Olivia. Together, they enjoyed going to the park, playing games, reading, singing and dancing to music and even just cuddling while watching movies. Megan loved Olivia more than anything in the world! She always tried to make people feel better usually with her sense of humor and quick witted attitude. She was a kind and generous woman with a beautiful smile and infectious laugh she will be missed by so many who love her dearly.” – Megan Gustafson’s obituary read.

KFGO reported:

A Grand Forks man accused of shooting and killing a woman on Sunday morning now faces a murder charge.

Twenty-six-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi was originally arrested for manslaughter.

Police have also identified the victim as 28-year-old Megan Lea Gustafson of Grand Forks. The shooting occurred after an apparent argument inside a residence on the 1300 block of 8th Ave. N. Officers were responding to a call of a suspicious person about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they heard a gunshot inside the residence.

Police say a woman came out of the residence and fell to the ground. They are investigating the relationship between Abdullahi and Gustafson. They believe the two knew each other.

Abdullahi has a criminal past and recently threatened to shoot up a sports bar.

Valley News Live reported on Abdullahi’s criminal past (the victim’s name has been released since this news segment):

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Vaccine-Related Heart Inflammation Risks for Young People Much Lower Than COVID-19 Heart Inflammation Risks –

Currently, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer/BionNTech is approved for people age 12 and older, whereas the Moderna vaccine is approved for those over age 18. If the current clinical trials in younger children prove successful, both vaccines will seek Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for inoculating children between ages 5 and 11 years later this year.

As vaccines are further rolled out to younger cohorts, recent reports that in rare instances adolescents have experienced inflammation of their hearts (myocarditis) shortly after being inoculated with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have understandably alarmed some parents. Although researchers are still trying to work out how the vaccines might cause this ailment, researchers have reported a correlation between vaccination and the onset of this side effect. The good news is that in the vast majority of cases the heart inflammation is safely resolved after a few days. So far, no one in the U.S. diagnosed with myocarditis after vaccination has died.

On balance, most research finds that the risks of this side effect in adolescents and young adults are outweighed by the risks from COVID-19 infection. For example, an August 25, 2021, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study by Israeli researchers used nationwide data from that country’s largest health organization to compare the incidence of myocarditis among thousands of people inoculated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, unvaccinated people, and infected COVID-19 patients. The researchers report that, while still quite rare, vaccinated people experienced myocarditis at a rate just over three times higher than the unvaccinated. But more crucially, people infected with COVID-19 had 18 times higher risk than people who were not infected with COVID-19. In other words, the currently uninfected face the choice, with respect to heart inflammation, between the lower risks of vaccination versus the considerably higher risks of infection. More importantly, the health downsides of COVID-19 infections are not limited to just a higher risk of heart inflammation compared to those who are vaccinated.

As an accompanying NEJM editorial noted:

What is even more compelling about these data is the substantial protective effect of vaccines with respect to adverse events such as acute kidney injury, intracranial hemorrhage, and anemia, probably because infection was prevented. Furthermore, the persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection appeared to be at substantially higher risk for arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, deep-vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis, intracerebral hemorrhage, and thrombocytopenia than those who received the BNT162b2 [Pfizer/BioNTech] vaccine.

A July 27, 2021, preprint analysis of the health records of 48 large U.S. healthcare organizations compared the heart inflammation risks of people under age 20 between those who had suffered a COVID-19 infection versus those who had been vaccinated. As with other studies, the researchers found that young males are, for unknown reasons, at greater risk of the malady than are young females. Overall, the researchers report that “young males infected with the virus are up 6 times more likely to develop myocarditis as those who have received the vaccine.”

A September 3, 2021, article assessed the data for more than 36 million patients supplied by over 900 hospitals focusing on myocarditis and COVID-19 cases in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The researchers stratified the data by age and sex. They note that myocarditis is rare with patients with and without COVID-19. The researchers report, “During March 2020–January 2021, patients with COVID-19 had nearly 16 times the risk for myocarditis compared with patients who did not have COVID-19, and risk varied by sex and age.”

In contrast to these relatively reassuring data and analyses, another preprint article posted on September 8, 2021, seeks to parse adolescent heart inflammation data derived from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System(VAERS). Those researchers compare post-vaccination heart inflammation risks with the risks of being hospitalized with COVID-19 infections in the next 120 days. They report that that the rate of post-vaccination heart inflammation for boys ages 12-15 (males being more susceptible) without medical comorbidities is 3.7 to 6.1 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk as of August 21, 2021. For boys ages 16 to 17 without medical comorbidities, the risk is currently 2.1 to 3.5 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk.

However, the VAERS site warns users that because of significant reporting biases, inconsistent data quality and completeness, and the absence of an unvaccinated comparison group, its data cannot be used to calculate how often adverse events occur and cannot assess if a vaccine caused an adverse event.

Over at the Science-Based Medicine blog, Wayne State University oncologist David Gorski argues that the authors of this preprint have in any case misunderstood and badly mishandled the VAERS’ self-reported data about COVID-19 vaccinations. Among other things, he points out that the researchers are not comparing apples to apples when they contrast vaccine-related cases of heart inflammation with COVID-19 hospitalizations instead of cases of vaccine-related inflammation with COVID-19 inflammation cases. In addition, he asks why the authors chose not to compare vaccine-related hospitalizations of children with COVID-related hospitalizations of children?

As it happens, a July 20, 2021 study in Circulation made just that comparison.

A slightly different comparison of the myocarditis risks for younger people versus the risks of remaining unvaccinated was put together for the August 30, 2021, meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices by National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases cardiologist Hannah Rosenblum.

After reviewing the evidence for vaccine-related myocarditis in young people, an August 27, 2021, editorial in the European Journal of Internal Medicine concluded:

At this point in time, very rare cases of myocarditis in younger adult men can occur following COVID-19 vaccination, but they are clinically mild and with benign evolution. To date, the benefit-risk assessment for COVID-19 vaccination shows a favourable balance in light of the potential of short- and long-term major cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular complications associated with this disease and the long life-expectancy of this population.

Therefore, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended to prevent major complications and death.

Given current data and analyses, that seems about right.

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Kansas State & Jordy Nelson Bow To LGBT Demands, Cut Ties With Young Life

For the last 80 years, Young Life has been introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. The Manhattan, Kansas chapter was slated to receive donations from Kansas State University’s Jordy Nelson Legends Classic charity softball game last weekend, but LGBT folks screeched about Young Life being “anti-gay” and that did not happen.  

Nelson used to catch touchdown passes at Kansas State and, as a pro, from the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. Now retired from football, he’s allowed his past softball fundraisers in Wisconsin to give money to Young Life. However, now that LGBT activists have poisoned him against Young Life, the charity pipeline has been shut down. Youtube features a 2014 video verifying the past years of support.

The K-State Football Walk-On Scholarship received donations raised at Sunday’s softball and home run derby benefit. Young Life was cut out of the benefit’s take because it’s a Christian youth group that prohibits LGBT people from taking leadership positions — unless they are celibate. SB Nation Outsports reports Young Life’s biblical standards as if they were a dirty little secret that only leaked out last summer.

K-State listened to the protests from LGBT activists, wrote Alex Reimer of Outsports. “The school confirmed to Outsports that Young Life will no longer receive proceeds from the softball game. Funds will now be split between the Jordy Nelson Greater Community Foundation and K-State Athletics.”

Once the LGBT activists started raising a ruckus about Young Life, the public university ditched the Christian ministry and started virtue signaling for the LGBT folks. Kenny Lannou, the school’s executive associate athletics director for communications, said:

“K-State Athletics is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that embraces and celebrates diversity, while intentionally promoting and practicing inclusion.”

Lannou pointed out that K-State ordered rainbow-themed t-shirts and merchandise to please its LGBT friends, too.

Young Life is a Christ-centered ministry that presents the good news of the Gospel to kids, helping them grow in their faith so they can serve the Lord. Its volunteer leaders work in communities to provide adventurous, life-changing experiences.

Started in 1941 by a Presbyterian pastor, Young Life has more than 8,000 school chapters, an average weekly attendance of more than 300,000 students and more than 60,000 volunteers. Young Life regards homosexuality as a lifestyle that is “clearly not in accord with God’s creation purposes”. 

Rodgers, Nelson and singer Stevie Nicks are among Young Life’s most famous past participants.

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