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Other news: Houston ISD, LSGCD board appointment, Lone Star College, Cy-Fair ISD, Clear Lake, megadrought, & more
Fort Bend ISD trustee positions up for election in May https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/election/2023/01/19/fort-bend-isd-trustee-positions-up-for-election-in-may/
Candidacy filing for Katy City Council, Katy ISD board to begin Jan. 18 https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/election/2023/01/17/candidacy-filing-for-katy-city-council-katy-isd-board-to-begin-jan-18/
Election filings for Montgomery ISD, City Council positions open for May 6 ballot https://communityimpact.com/houston/conroe-montgomery/government/2023/01/18/election-filings-for-montgomery-isd-city-council-positions-open-for-may-6-ballot/
Candidate filing period now open for May 6 elections in Tomball, Magnolia https://communityimpact.com/houston/tomball-magnolia/government/2023/01/18/candidate-filing-period-now-open-for-may-6-elections-in-tomball-magnolia/
Texas Supreme Court could give state ability to take over Houston ISD school board https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/education/2023/01/15/texas-supreme-court-could-give-state-ability-to-take-over-houston-isd-school-board/
Woodlands Water Agency issues letter requesting appointment of John Yoars to LSGCD board https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2023/01/13/woodlands-water-agency-issues-letter-requesting-appointment-of-john-yoars-to-lsgcd-board/
Lone Star College System chancellor to retire Aug. 1 https://communityimpact.com/houston/conroe-montgomery/education/2023/01/10/lone-star-college-system-chancellor-to-retire-aug-1/
Cy-Fair public education advocates rebrand as Cypress Families for Public Schools https://communityimpact.com/houston/cy-fair/education/2023/01/18/cy-fair-public-education-advocates-rebrand-as-cypress-families-for-public-schools/
Clear Lake space company Aegis Aerospace delivers lunar payload for upcoming mission https://communityimpact.com/houston/bay-area/business/2023/01/13/clear-lake-space-company-aegis-aerospace-delivers-lunar-payload-for-upcoming-mission/
If America’s megadrought continues, the impact will be catastrophic https://www.newsweek.com/megadrought-impact-united-states-catastrophic-1775438
Alexandria “Ali” Lowitzer hasn’t been seen since April 26, 2010. https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2023/01/17/why-a-texas-woman-spent-nearly-9000-to-keep-her-missing-daughters-phone-active/
My name is TOSBIK. I will stalk you when you adopt me. https://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=HRRS.A601480
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The following Letter to the Editor was submitted to the Houston Chronicle:
The Houston Chronicle article ‘ “I want to fight”: LGBTQ Texans ready for legislative session as GOP lawmakers target them in dozens of bills’ presents a civil rights argument relative to the problems with these bills. There is a civil rights problem here that is not acknowledged however: it’s in the form of unregulated medical experiments on several extremely vulnerable populations . Gender medicine has failed to demonstrate its effectiveness in every objective evidence review undertaken; for example, see Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare health care service guidelines for gender dysphoric youth. The US Federal government in contrast has conducted no such review, and in fact is not collecting the data to enable such a review of gender medicine practices. What data is available indicates that gender medicine is no better than a placebo . The justification for this practice is an unbelievably high suicide rate; however, inspection of the studies into that matter do not support the assertion . They have multiple issues including (A) suicide is conflated with suicidality, and (B) confounding factors such as comorbidities, depressive side effects from pharmaceutical use, and social contagion are not controlled. The fact is that there is no evidence that gender medicine reduces the suicide rate at all . This issue alone is not presented in any Informed Consent document that I’ve seen. This all brings up a civil rights question: do youth who want gender medicine (and/or their parents, many of whom have indicated that they are uncomfortable with a potentially homosexual child ) have the right to be subjects in unregulated medical experiments? Federal Law requires Institutional Review Boards to oversee human experiments, because this is a civil rights issue. Why is medical practice permitted to bypass these safety standards, which if not perfect at least collect data?
 “Medical Safety: Risk Study of Gender Medicine, Part 1: How many Gender Medicine doctors knew or should have known that they were experimenting outside of experimental safeguards and with no intention of collecting results or modifying their hypotheses?” https://4w.pub/medical-safety-risk-study-of-gender-medicine-part-1/
 “Gender-Affirming Treatment of Gender Dysphoria in Youth: A Perfect Storm Environment for the Placebo Effect—The Implications for Research and Clinical Practice” https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-022-02472-8
 “Medical Safety: Risk Study of Gender Medicine, Part 2: Statements that Gender Medicine is “life-saving” and addresses the suicide rate are unsubstantiated by any data here in the USA; furthermore, no effort is being made to collect this data scientifically.” https://4w.pub/medical-safety-risk-study-of-gender-medicine-part-2/
 “It feels like conversion therapy for gay children, say clinicians: Ex-NHS staff fear that homophobia is driving a surge in ‘transgender’ young people” https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/it-feels-like-conversion-therapy-for-gay-children-say-clinicians-pvsckdvq2
Expertise: Scientific researcher who uses the scientific method to work; Certified Safety Professional who investigates safety failures which lead to injury/death; Referee PAC treasurer working to connect candidates directly to voters, information integrity on candidates histories and policies, elimination of the May election cycle and other undemocratic practices such as pay-to-play.
Comments: I am a desister; this is someone who identified as the opposite sex for a time. Biology is not transphobic.
Conflict of Interest: I have been accused of transphobia due to (A) mental health concerns with the population impacting their capability of Informed Consent, (B) the focus on socially transitioning children without parental consent (a major psychoanalytic intervention being undertaken by unlicensed personnel), and (C) the loss of safeguards protecting women and children from predatory males who will lie about their gender identity (e.g. the Colorado Springs shooter).