Undermining the Family

When Opioids Steal Your Parents In a sleepy town in the West Virginia foothills, a huge number of grandparents are becoming parents again. Olivia Reingold reports from Lincoln County.

By Valerie / June 19, 2024 /

In a one-story house at the bottom of a gully in Branchland, West Virginia, Debbie Vance is sitting in her recliner, watching a rerun of Mama’s Family, when her two grandchildren burst through the front door. Her 15-year-old grandson, Owen, who Vance says looks “just like his father,” kicks off his tan cowboy boots onto a mat. His sister, Autumn, drops her purple bookbag on the floor and runs to her bedroom, where a miniature dachshund named Bandit has been barking up a storm.

“Oh, Lord,” Vance says, rolling her eyes as Bandit races out of the room and onto her lap.

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NEWS CULTURE NEWS ANALYSIS DONATE LOGIN GO AD-FREE Search SHARE CULTURE Jun 18, 2024 A$AP Rocky, father of 2 sons, leans into his role as a family man “I don’t think there are many people in my culture who advocate for fatherhood and parenthood.”

By Valerie / June 19, 2024 /

In a new photoshoot and ad campaign from Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, rapper A$AP Rocky, father of two, opens up about the importance of fatherhood, family, and monogamy. In the series of photos, Rocky is seen with his and singer Rihanna’s two sons, RZA and Riot Rose.

“This is about me as a one-woman man, as a family man. It is about what completes my life now: being present as a partner and parent,” he said.

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Intriguing connection found between serotonin and fertility

By Valerie / June 19, 2024 /

What role does the neurotransmitter serotonin play in fertility? A recent study by scientists from Nagoya University in Japan has uncovered a link between serotonin neurons, glucose availability, and reproductive health. Their findings suggest that serotonin neurons in the brain play a significant role in maintaining reproductive functions by sensing glucose levels and enhancing the release of reproductive hormones. The research was published in Scientific Reports.

Depression is linked to dysfunction in central serotonergic neurons and is known to correlate with both reproductive and metabolic disorders. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors, common treatments for depression, highlight the importance of serotonergic signaling in these processes.

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“Antifascist” Trans-Identified Male Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography Two Times In Four Months

By Valerie / June 19, 2024 /

A trans-identified male in Wisconsin is facing five counts of felony child pornography possession after local authorities were tipped off by the nation’s top child safeguarding organization. Clayton William Solberg, also known as Sofie Solberg, was first arrested in December of 2023, but was found with even more child sexual abuse material while out on bond.

Solberg, 22 and of Galesville, was first a

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News Pro-Life group sues Explore Edmonton Corp for denying booth at KDays

By Valerie / June 18, 2024 /

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is sponsoring a lawsuit by Edmonton Pro-life after being denied permission for a booth at the KDays exhibition.

Lawyers provided by the Justice Centre have filed a lawsuit against the Explore Edmonton Corporation on behalf of Edmonton Prolife for not allowing it to display a booth at the KDays exhibition in violation of its Charter rights. The lawsuit was filed on June 4, at the

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News WATCH: Black female High River student stands up against pride crosswalk, rejects ‘diversity’ angle

By Valerie / June 18, 2024 /

A young woman by the name of Aniah Chism appeared before the High River Town Council Saturday and appealed to the city to not paint the city crosswalk in Pride colours.

The town council on June 3 unanimously approved the project.

Chism, a black student in High River, said “as a black girl growing up in an all-white community,” she knows “all-too-well what it’s like to be different.”

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ANALYSIS: To Reverse Canada’s Declining Birth Rate, Cultural Changes May Be More Important Than Economic Ones

By Iron Will / June 18, 2024 /

Tesla CEO and X owner Elon Musk says the “biggest problem that humanity faces is population collapse.” The business magnate isn’t the only one to point out the severity of the declining birth rates situation that many countries face.
A Lancet study published in March warned that by the end of the century, fertility rates in 198 out of 204 countries will be too low to sustain their populations, with Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for one in every two children born.
While many governments, such as Sweden, Norway, and Taiwan, have attempted pro-natalist economic policies to encourage their citizens to have more children, they have ultimately been largely ineffective in reversing the decline.
“What the evidence shows in terms of the impact of these policies, is that they kind of work, they can increase the birth rate a little, but none of them have been sufficiently successful in raising the birth rate a lot,” Phillip Levine, a Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, told The Epoch Times.

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Liberals put forward bill to establish national day of conversion therapy awareness

By Valerie / June 15, 2024 /

Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen on Thursday introduced in the House of Commons First Reading of Bill C-404, an act to establish a national day of to raise awareness of conversion therapy.

The bill would deem January 7 National Conversion Therapy Awareness Day from now on.

Conversion therapy was banned in Canada through the 2020 Bill C-6

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News Feds admit cost of living flattened poverty progress

By Valerie / June 15, 2024 /

Feds admit cost of living flattened poverty progressA report from the Department of Social Development shows the cost of living has overtaken years of progress in lowering poverty rates, per Blacklock’s Reporter.

The department counted a half million Canadians who fell into poverty due to inflation in a December 11 briefing report.

“Future increases in the rate of poverty could stall progress towards reaching the 2030 poverty reduction target of a 50% reduction in poverty versus 2015 levels,” said the federal report.

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Calgary dad warns of ‘mature minor’ designation allowing children to transition without parental consent

By Shawna / June 14, 2024 /

The father of a transgender child has come forward to warn Albertans of the “mature minor” designation, a loophole that makes gender transitioning accessible to children without parental consent.

The Calgary dad, whose 14-year-old underwent so-called “gender-affirming care” in 2014, alerted the Western Standard to Alberta’s medical system allegedly transitioning hundreds of children they have deemed “mature minors.” The age of consent in Canada is currently 16 years old.

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