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Risking their lives to wipe out polio forever

Polio remains endemic in just two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  A  disease is considered endemic if it is common among a particular people or region.

Tragically, these two nations are among the most dangerous for brave health care workers who are fighting to eradicate polio.

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If polio is wiped out, it will be the second disease ever eradicated, after smallpox.

World leaders met at their biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to discuss the global effort to eradicate polio.

The Commonwealth Network represents over fifty nations.

The Terror of Polio

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. It is caused by the poliovirus.

The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis.polio snip

Paralysis is the most severe symptom associated with polio because it can lead to permanent disability and death.  Between 2 and 10 out of 100 people who have paralysis from poliovirus infection die because the virus affects the muscles that help them breathe. Continue reading Risking their lives to wipe out polio forever

American College of Pediatricians says gender ideology hurts children

Gender Ideology Harms Children

The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.

1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species.

This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sexual differentiation (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.

2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one. No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward.

People who identify as “feeling like the opposite sex” or “somewhere in between” do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.

Continue reading American College of Pediatricians says gender ideology hurts children

Bathroom Laws: Atlanta Pastor Stands Up for Girls and Women

Atlanta Pastor and author Gerard Henry asks Houston citizens to vote no on Proposition 1, which was soundly defeated in November 2015.

Houston’s Proposition 1 was nearly identical to our state’s new bathroom law that was written by Human Rights Commission, and retained by the 2016 legislature.

Sex Offender Tweets of Freedom, Sex, Drugs & Skiing While His Small Victim Suffers

First published on April 28, 2014 in Watchdog Wire

This article was a follow-up to A Mother’s Nightmare, A Child’s Terror, a Hole in Justice first published on November 12, 2013.

Update – On January 7, 2015, Tahoe Wiseman was sentenced to serve out his full 80 week sentence for multiple violations of his SSODA disposition, and for flunking a lie detector test about his sex life.  Wiseman admitted to using drugs and having sex with multiple underage girls.  At his sentencing, Wiseman blamed his behavior on my articles.

Court is Blind to Social Media Impact

What happens when the stark reality of social media proves that the justice system is failing our most vulnerable?  When a sex offender tweets with adoring teens?

Washington law allows certain juvenile child molesters to remain free in the community.  After pleading guilty, these felons can keep their routine of school, sports, friends, parties, public recreation–even skiing on weekends.  Often the only change to their schedule is bi-weekly group therapy sessions, with other juvenile sex offenders.

RCW 13.40.162 is Washington’s “Special Sex Offender Disposition Alternative” (SSODA) law for first time juvenile sex offenders.   It allows molesters to remain free in the community and live their lives–even if the victim was a very young child, who had been traumatized by repeat attacks.

Under the SSODA program, a juvenile sex offender signs a two year contract with the court.  According to Thurston County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Wayne Graham, RCW 13.50.050 and 42.56.210 require the terms of this contract to remain hidden from the public.

Not even a young victim’s mother is allowed to know what restrictions, if any, are placed on her child’s molester. Continue reading Sex Offender Tweets of Freedom, Sex, Drugs & Skiing While His Small Victim Suffers

A Mother’s Nightmare, A Child’s Terror, A Hole in Justice

–First published November 11, 2013 in another publication.

Warning – This article contains graphic descriptions of a small boy’s repeat sexual abuse, including attempted suffocation and perversions. I have used the victim’s own words in the descriptions.

Please read April 28, 2014 follow-up article by clicking here.

Update – On January 7, 2015, Tahoe Wiseman was sentenced to serve out his full 80 week sentence for multiple violations of his SSODA disposition, and for flunking a lie detector test about his sex life.  Wiseman admitted to using drugs and having sex with multiple underage girls.  At his sentencing, Wiseman blamed his behavior on my articles.

Tahoe Wiseman is currently suing me for defamation and emotional distress because of these articles.

Here is the original article from November 11, 2013 –

“Mom, he told me not to tell you.”

Thank God he finally told. With those words, a five year old could have saved his own life.

But that doesn’t make up for what has occurred in the seven months since that day.

As soon as the victim’s mother learned what had happened to her little boy, she immediately called the Thurston County Sheriff and Child Protective Services. A protective order was issued to keep the molester away from her son. She did everything she could have done.

But then everything went terribly wrong. Continue reading A Mother’s Nightmare, A Child’s Terror, A Hole in Justice