Breitbart.com 3 November 2015On Monday, the federal government declared itself fit for the madhouse by mandating that a Chicago high school allow a full biological male into the girls’ locker room for all purposes, including nudity. This biological male, the feds determined, was different because he thinks he is a female.The feds have ruled that the presence of a twig-and-berries in the girls’ locker room has been mandated by Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. Yes, ladies and gents and non-cisgenders: it turns out that the battle against sexism enshrined in the ill-written Title IX was actually intended to force underage young women to look at the penises and testicles of mentally ill boys.Progress.The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights spent almost two years checking out the Township High School District 211 because of the transgender “girl.” He filed a complaint with the feds in 2013 after the school refused “unrestricted access” to the girls’ locker room. The district eventually agreed to allow the boy into the girls’ room so long as he used a privacy curtain while disrobing.That wasn’t good enough. The feds determined that this still constituted discrimination. Why? As John Knight, director of the alphabet-soup LGBT and AIDS Project at the ACLU, stated, this was “blatant discrimination.” He explained (well, we think it’s a he, unless he identifies differently today):Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.It’s not voluntary; it’s mandatory for her. It’s one thing to say to all the girls, “You can choose if you want some extra privacy,” but it’s another thing to say, “You, and you alone, must use them.” That sends a pretty strong signal to her that she’s not accepted and the district does not see her as a girl.Perhaps the district does not see “her” as a “girl” because “she” is not a she, a her, or a girl. Nonetheless, the Office for Civil Rights agreed, with Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon averring:All students deserve the opportunity to participate equally in school programs and activities – this is a basic civil right. Unfortunately, Township High School District 211 is not following the law because the district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room.The student is not female. But never mind that: the subjective opinion of a mentally ill person now governs a student body of some 12,000.So here, in a nutshell, is the government’s new policy with regard to sex and sexuality among youngsters:If you’re a boy who shows a picture of your penis to a girl in your class, you have likely violated both federal child pornography laws as well as local sexual harassment laws. If this happens consistently in your school, the school has violated Title IX.If you’re a boy who says he’s a girl, the girl must be placed in position to see your penis and testicles. If the school does not allow this, the school has violated Title IX.If you’re an adult who sexually touches a child with the consent of the child, you have committed a crime, since children are incapable of consent.If you’re an adult who gives a child hormone therapy or surgery to prevent normal development of the genitals, with the consent of the child, you are a hero.If this all makes sense to you, you should be working for the federal Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education.http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/03/feds-rule-force-high-school-girls-undress-next-naked-boys-think-theyre-girls/
BOOK: TRW co-founder, Northrop chairman want to help company leaders improve forecasting skills. By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER The chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman Corp. is collaborating with the co-founder of TRW Inc. to write a book on forecasting change, trends and the next big thing. Ramo lunches with Sugar about once a month. Those lunches led to the idea of jointly writing the book. “We each have an agenda and ? one of our things on the agenda was how to predict things,” Ramo explained. Ramo gave several examples of companies that failed to see the future, and as a result were left in the past. For example, makers of vacuum tubes – a technological precursor to semiconductors – missed the modern computer revolution, Ramo said. “Not a single company that made vacuum tubes makes semiconductors,” Ramo said. The goal of making sound predictions is “to see the opportunities and act on them,” he added. “It causes you to enhance the positive in the future and minimize the negatives.” To a great extent, Ramo’s long career and achievements have rested on his ability to predict where the defense industry was headed. Ramo led the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile program during the Cold War, perhaps his most heralded achievement. Fifty years ago this year, Ramo and fellow engineer Dean Wooldridge started the Redondo Beach company that would later become TRW. Ramo also created a company wholly owned by TRW that he named Space Technology Labs, which went on to develop Pioneer 1, the first spacecraft built by private industry. The company also made Pioneer 10, the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. Today, that Redondo Beach facility known as Space Park builds some of the world’s most advanced space systems, including satellites and missile defense systems. In addition, Ramo has written numerous books on technology and business, and a book on tennis. The working title for Ramo and Sugar’s book is The Paradox of Prediction: The Art and Science of Useful Forecasting. The word “paradox” is included in the title because “you must do it, yet it’s impossible.” “It’s obviously an art. And it’s not unscientific,” Ramo said of predicting the future. “People assume that science has to be 100 percent accurate.” Yet, when attacking a problem with objectivity and an understanding of the determining factors, “you can’t say it’s unscientific.” The book will be relevant to many fields and circumstances beyond the defense industry, Ramo said. He cited as examples medical clinics, universities, homebuilders, Little League and even symphony orchestras. “If you’re managing anything, you had better prepare for things changing,” he said. “You can’t wait for things to happen and then react.” Ramo said he expects the book to be published in about a year. email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Northrop head Ronald Sugar and Simon Ramo, who is famously known as the R in TRW, have been working on the book for the past year, Ramo said Friday. The idea behind the manuscript is that companies must peer into the future in order to stay relevant. “We figure between us, we’ve got the past to look at why so many leaders have been wrong in their predictions ? and how to increase your chances of doing it well,” Ramo said during an interview at Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach-based Space Technology sector. Ramo said “too little” has been written on this subject. Northrop bought TRW in 2002. Ramo, 94, is semi-retired and serves as a consultant to Northrop, giving the Century City-based defense contractor advice and insight into his broad view of the industry.