On July 14, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Laura, Would you be surprised that "23andMe now allows customers to distinguish between their sex assigned at birth and their gender"? (See, 23&Me's webpage.)
I saw your tweet connected to a 23&Me DNA test subject who was upset that his Y chromosome showed up on his report despite the fact that he self-identified as a woman. OMG indeed!
What do you think about 23&Me going along with this nonsense for its customers?
On July 14, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
Hope you're enjoying the hot seat.
Having watched Tucker Carlson's interview of Andrew Tate, I'm a fully paid up member of the "masculine excellence" fan club.
Is this my toxic masculinity or plain old common sense?
Keep well Laura.
On July 14, 2023 at 3:03 pm, Sandra Robinson wrote:
Why I believe it would be wrong for allies, including UK, to wash their hands off the Invasion, War & Genocide of Ukraine by Russia. Whatever corruption has been committed by individual WEF members, Financers in helping to bring this invasion about, walking away with Ukraine swinging on a political & actual Russian Gibbet, will bring the next world war, a callous coward's war, closer to all of us.
In 1993 International Relations theorist and University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer published an article including his prediction that a Ukraine without any nuclear deterrent was likely to be subjected to aggression by Russia. In 1994, Ukraine, citing its inability to circumvent Russian launch codes, reached an understanding to transfer and destroy these weapons, and become a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
On Dec 5,1994 the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Britain, & United States signed a memorandum to provide Ukraine with security assurances in connection with its accession to the NPT as a non-nuclear weapon state. The 4 parties signed the memorandum, containing 6 paragraphs.
The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland and the United States of America reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, & that none of their weapons will ever be used against Ukraine except in self-defence or otherwise in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
The dire situation now follows WEF Communist & other leaders, such as former German Chancellor Mrs Merkel & President Putin, having secret Gazprom supply meetings of sweetheart deals for Germany & the EU to complete dependence & blackmail & refusing then, non-controversial Ukraine membership of NATO. This was the proposed follow-up of giving up its nuclear weapons for Russia & The West's interests in exchange for signed protection in The Budapest Memorandum & Memorandum on Security Assurances.
WEF corruption, fraud Biden &Cyprus reg Ukraine Burisma, few USA, UK opposition leaders want to wash their hands off Russian invasion, war, genocide of the People of Ukraine ASAP. This would be like USA & UK washing their hands off 2nd World War & Rescue from Nazi war crimes & genocide of 6m Jews, 5mSoviets, Romanies, Homosexuals, Disabled, because French leader Pertain & Vichy Govt & others, corruptly colluded with Hitler.
On July 14, 2023 at 3:04 pm, SIMON ARNOLD wrote:
I wonder what can be done regarding all the wrong leaders around the world many diversions going on around; it is difficult to separate the corruption from the lies. Something is seriously wrong, no matter where you are.
On July 14, 2023 at 3:17 pm, Matt wrote:
I was driving through a neighborhood in a adjoining town today and saw signs on quite a few lawns that said something along the lines "We are all neighbors, hate has no home here." A wonderful message of tolerance if they meant it but all it means is "now it's our time, you are not welcome here." The creepy left (which has supplanted much of the "normal" left) claims the right is intolerant but all they are doing is replacing one intolerance with another. Why do they have such a blind spot about this or is this part and parcel of them dehumanizing the right?
To answer your question about relaxing. How I relax: friends, writing, or even work if I need to take my mind off something. Maybe not the best way to relax.
I have actually found listening to music while cooking quite relaxing.
On July 14, 2023 at 3:30 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
Thanks for taking my question Laura.
Great answer too.
I'm in London, UK.
All the best.
On July 14, 2023 at 3:30 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
I agree about the sleepovers. And also it's worth not having sleepovers to simply to protect husbands from false accusations too. That happens.
And I agree to protect kids, like you say.
I never enjoyed sleepovers. I would rather have stayed over with my grandparents or at home.
On July 14, 2023 at 3:35 pm, George Pereira wrote:
DNA testing companies, besides the "gender assigned at birth" (who exactly is doing the assigning?) have also admitted that when they have some percentage of DNA they can't identify they assign it as black.
On July 14, 2023 at 3:35 pm, Mark Shere wrote:
Laura, you're a delight! If time allows.... The great Steyn used to talk regularly and optimistically about India. Maybe I've just missed it, but I haven't heard anything from him for a long time. If I'm understanding right, we're talking about 1.4 billion people, with more economic and political freedom than they've ever had, keenly aware of the dangers of radical Islam, a non-woke government that is a friend of Israel, healthy demographics, lots of traditional cultural values in a mostly good way, and lots of wonderful talented people who are a regular part of business life in this country. Oh, and they kicked the butts of some Chinese soldiers in a mountain battle a couple of years ago. Is this some overlooked good news?
On July 14, 2023 at 3:35 pm, Kenneth wrote:
Happy Bastille Day, or as the French say Bonne Fete Nationale! (interestingly the French don't call it Bastille Day.) The riots have calmed a little for the moment but that is probably temporary. I've started using your phrase the French intifada. I believe one commenter said they saw the headline "France has fallen." I hope not, the loss to the West would be devastating. A few years ago a British friend of mine said he thought the UK was in much worse shape than France. "Once the French crack down it will be brutal, they won't hold back." I keep waiting for it. There are hints of hope, the burqa ban, burkini ban but no sign yet of a large scale crackdown. I know you say France is too far gone but I hope not. What do you think France needs to do?
On July 14, 2023 at 3:49 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Hi Laura, speaking of Russia, I met someone at the park while babysitting my grandkids this morning- the daycare flooded after yesterday's crazy storm here in Montreal so Grandma was gladly there to fill in!- and asked him where he was originally from since he had an eastern European accent. He hung his head and said, Russia. Poor guy felt that with all that's happened since the Ukraine war he was embarrassed to say so and even hesitates to say so! He said he wished he didn't have an accent so he didn't have to answer the question. In any event I think it's gotten completely ridiculous that asking where someone is from is no longer acceptable. My late mother in law was Scottish and would proudly say where she was from whenever she was asked. When did asking someone where they're from become a question that's rude to ask anyway? Oh well. Glad you're here to fill in for Mark.
On July 14, 2023 at 3:49 pm, K.D. wrote:
COVID, lockdowns, monkeypox, gas stove bans, climate lockdowns, closing airports, 15-minute cities. Many of these things come unpredicted out of the blue, almost as if they are by design so there is no time to prepare a response. We need to better at predicting these things. You watch much of this closely. What do you think will be the next "thing?"
On July 14, 2023 at 3:49 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
The lack of questions is because many of the cool kids are on the road heading home from the cruise. That, and we didn't get the email to prompt questions for today.
Fun question: What movies or books does a Canadian, Jewish mom recommend so we can learn a little about either Canadian or Jewish cultures?
I am sorry about the stress and hardship right now for your family. I wish you and yours the best.