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Funny how a butt lift will be fully covered by insurance but millions of people struggle to pay medical bills and fight with their insurance companies to get basic care covered.

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Disgusting!

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Feb 3Liked by Gerald Posner

Wow. This is daunting.

Thank you for this!

And ....all that money and they still can't produce a study that shows reliable benefit of these treatments...only things like Chen et al 2023 where they hide most of the outcomes, misrepresent some of the others (no psychosocial benefits to mtf, not noted in the conclusion) and two young people committed suicide despite the screening done to enter the study.

All that money and all that looking to try to show that benefits outweigh risks and alternatives and nada...

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Imagine the impact that just HALF of that Pritzker money could have on efforts to eradicate homelessness, drug addiction, mental health or hunger here in America. I’ve ventured to say those problems have many more suffering victims than transgenderism.

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so true, alas

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Excellent article. The truths spelled out here need to be widely broadcast!

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This is the same path that Dr. Sackler took when he made his fortune off promoting opioids beginning in 1949. He developed new drugs (OxyContin his flagship) and successfully promoted their use by physicians. These trans advocates are cleverly doing the same thing with key physician leaders of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The specialty of pediatrics is the lowest paid in the country: “The lure of easy money has a very strong appeal!”

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Here's a summary of how the AAP exposed itself to a barrage of lawsuits by 'trans kids' who turned out not to be. (I'm the author):

https://open.substack.com/pub/jennypoyerackerman/p/the-american-academy-of-pediatrics?r=l5fbr&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

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Great summary - thanks, subscribed now

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Follow the money every time. What a sick, cynical and twisted world in which we now find ourselves.

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Feb 3Liked by Gerald Posner

Brilliant & crystal clear - as always! As @Margot Ohlfearnain says this needs to be widely & repeatedly broadcast

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An excellent article about following the money and how a very tiny minority was able to co-opt a much larger campaign.

It also shows the dangers of the various 'best company to work for' lists, particularly from activist organizations.

Have you started looking at how the IRGC, Hamas and others are also fuelling money into the umbrella organizations in order to achieve their aims? Or would the money be far too shadowy? I ask simply because I was surprised back at the beginning of Nov 23 to get an email from a climate change newsletter saying that the 'pro-Palestinian' (read pro-Hamas) was taking over the now defunct Extinction Rebellion apparatus and that these organizations were always part of the scheme. Given that Iran has a large trans sector, is it possible that they also provided money to these organizations?

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I'm adding your idea to my long 'to do' list re IRGC, Hamas and others with $$ to umbrella organizations - thanks

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Because I remembered you added this to your 'to do' list. I thought you might be interested in this report which details CCP links to the anti-Israel protest movement. I personally think that this sort of thing is hugely interesting. https://networkcontagion.us/reports/ccp-influence-and-radical-ideologies/

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Ah the list for when you get a 'round to it'. LOL

This is the article from 7 Nov which first alerted me: https://theecologist.org/2023/nov/07/just-stop-genocide -- I immediately stopped getting their newsletter.

But it got me thinking about the 'glue girl' the person who glued themselves to the stage at the Kathleen Stock dialogue in Oxford last summer. She had auditioned for the part through a a shadowy umbrella activist group. Some of the donations seemed to be coming from people who were interested in climate change more than gender identity (going from memory here) She had also been photographed jumping on some bed in protest of the monarchy.

I know from reading Spies. lies and algorithms such groups have been used in the past. The author mentions I think China employing that method. This is in case all this is of any use when that 'round to it' arrives.

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This is why I say parents need to address materialism proactively within their family ASAP.

Some of my clients (counselling-consulting) are dealing with this now while their children get dragged through this pipeline.

Be pro-active, reduce materialism and increase mindfulness NOW!!

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Feb 3Liked by Gerald Posner

Thank you for your work on this. All this money and still this extreme ideology relies on bullying women and exposing vulnerable children in order to convince them that the 'solutions' are not harmful. Why don't they publish extensive, good, peer reviewed research? I suspect the reason is they can't, but am willing to be contradicted...

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Gerald: Here is an expose that needs to be written: What is the money in gender medicine? We both know that the money is big. But how much does it cost to 1) remove breasts from a 12 YO, 18 YO, 25 YO 2) give testosterone to a female person 3) give puberty blockers to a 16 YO 4) give testosterone suppressors to a male person 5) give estrogen to a male person?

How much is it on a single dose basis? How much is covered by insurance? What is the cost per year?

Another important article that could be written would be the money made by Planned Parenthood. As you know, PP is now funded far more by giving hormones than by abortion or other necessary care. Most people do not know this.

If you need any assistance on this, I could help.

Paul A. Thompson

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I am sure to be in touch at some point, thanks

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This is brilliant, important reporting.

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Fascinating article. I've been thinking a lot about the "activist industrial complex of late" and it's nice to see that I'm not alone in my concerns. Thanks for digging into this issue.

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A long train full of equine feces.

We have thousands of real issues to address. Either do so or shut the fuck up.

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Why is this not being talked about *each and every day* on, say, FOXNEWS and NEWSMAX?

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The military (Tricare, specifically) won’t pay for my husband’s (who has TBI) acupuncture, but at least they’re focusing on what really matters…. Using all of our tax dollars to do it.

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Sad! The gender cult has lots of leverage with all that money!

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Also in the military, men who want to be women are given priority for hair removal over women, who simply want to look more like women.

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