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Trump Boasted About Sex With Stormy in Tahoe, Athlete Says
  • Yup. Same thing with Clinton - having an affair wasn't the issue ... lying about it was.

  • Man with suspended license appears in Michigan court over Zoom while driving
  • The prosecutor was ducking her head, giggling into her hand.

    🤣🤣🤣

  • Amazon execs may be personally liable for tricking users into Prime sign-ups
  • But the judge apparently did not find Amazon's denials completely persuasive. Viewing the FTC's complaint "in the light most favorable to the FTC," Judge John Chun concluded that "the allegations sufficiently indicate that Amazon had actual or constructive knowledge that its Prime sign-up and cancellation flows were misleading consumers."

    In his order (PDF link), Chun also denied individual motions to dismiss from Amazon executives Russell Grandinetti, Neil Lindsay, and Jamil Ghani, who oversaw Prime operations.

    Good. I hope they all face charges.

  • ‘The smell of death and blood wafts throughout Jabalia camp’
  • the army has bombed and bulldozed entire residential squares, markets, and food warehouses, exacerbating the already desperate humanitarian crisis, while corpses remain scattered in the streets.

    If that's not proof of intentional starvation tactics and genocide, I don't know what is.

    Fuck the fraudster Netanyahu, his racist IDF, all the settlers who attack Palestinians and raid food convoys, and Biden for supporting this murderous shit.

  • Trump reportedly considers White House advisory role for Elon Musk
  • I think it's the deeply furrowed brow we all share rn.

  • The obscure federal intelligence bureau that got Vietnam, Iraq, and Ukraine right
  • Meanwhile, Porter left some Democrats rankled about the House seat she had to agree to vacate to run for the Senate (which she lost). It’s in danger of being seized by Republicans in November, with control of the closely divided chamber on the line. Source

    Come Nov she won't be on the ballot.

  • Watch this daring rescue of a wild foal stuck on a cliffside

    Dustin Lyle wasn't paying much attention to the wild horses on the side of the road until he heard his girlfriend Val scream.

    "My instincts, I just got out and looked," he said.

    At first, Lyle could only see a mare on the side of the steep hillside above him, until seconds later when he spotted her foal, who was stuck in a web of branches on the edge of sheer drop.

    "I finally seen the colt just laying in the sticks and I just jumped out really and just hoofed her right up there because I see nobody else was going."

    In a video posted to the Help Alberta Wildies Society's (HAWS) Facebook page that now has over 230,000 views, the foal can be seen slipping and falling, coming to rest in a tangle of branches right at the edge of the cliff.

    Video is included in the article

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    The Washington Post said it had the Alito flag story 3 years ago and chose not to publish

    Nine days after The New York Times reported about the political symbolism of an upside-down American flag that flew at U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home, the Washington Post acknowledged it had the same story more than three years ago and decided not to publish it.

    The Post’s story was both an extraordinary example of journalistic introspection and an illustration of how coverage of the Supreme Court has changed since the incident itself, shortly after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

    That day, some of the demonstrators who marched in support of former President Donald Trump carried the upside-down flag. Both newspapers reported that the same symbol was displayed outside of Alito’s home in Fairfax County, Virginia, before President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

    Alito has said that his wife, Martha-Ann Alito, raised the flag as part of a dispute with neighbors who had placed “personally insulting” yard signs directed at them. Judges traditionally avoid partisan symbols to maintain the appearance of neutrality in political disputes that may come before them.

    For journalists, it raises a question: Should a public official’s family be held to the same standards as that official themselves?

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    Israel says Gaza war likely to last another seven months as tanks probe Rafah

    Israel sent tanks on raids into Rafah on Wednesday and said its war on Hamas in Gaza would likely continue all year, after Washington said the Rafah assault did not amount to a major ground operation that would trigger a change in U.S. policy.

    Israeli tanks moved into the heart of Rafah for the first time on Tuesday, despite an order from the International Court of Justice to end its attacks on the city, where many Palestinians had taken refuge from widespread bombardment.

    Rafah residents said the tanks had pushed into Tel Al-Sultan in western Rafah and Yibna and near Shaboura in the centre before retreating towards a buffer zone on the border with Egypt, rather than staying put as elsewhere.

    "We received distress calls from residents in Tel Al-Sultan where drones targeted displaced citizens as they moved from areas where they were staying toward the safe areas," the deputy director of ambulance and emergency services in Rafah, Haitham al Hams, said.

    Israel said its military controlled three quarters of the buffer zone on the Egyptian border and aimed to control all of it to prevent Hamas smuggling in weapons. Palestinian Health Minister Majed Abu Ramadan said there was no indication the Rafah border crossing would be reopened for aid any time soon.

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    Life on Ukraine’s front line: ‘Worse than hell’ as Russia advances

    For weeks, Viktor has barely slept as Russian drones and artillery continually target his position. During the day, he watches for any attempts by Russian troops to cross a minefield that separates the two sides. At night, he picks up a shovel to dig and fortify his trench.

    “They’re constantly firing, constantly probing,” he says. “We have to survive somehow and we have to hold the line.”

    It is the start of another draining day on Ukraine’s eastern front line. Monitoring his scratchy radio, Viktor will try to move as little as possible in a trench less than 800 meters from where Russian soldiers are amassed. For seven months, Viktor’s unit has held this sector of the front, repelling a relentless onslaught of Russian assaults.

    Now in the third year of full-scale war, Ukraine’s top military leaders openly admit that the battlefield situation on the eastern front has deteriorated. Two years of war have sapped Ukraine’s ammunition and manpower, while the country’s failed counter-offensive last year sank morale.

    As Reuters traveled along the eastern stretch of Ukraine’s 1,000-kilometer front line in April, soldiers in infantry, artillery and drone units all expressed exhaustion. They spoke of an acute shortage of ammunition and an urgent need to replenish troops. A new push by Moscow earlier this month near Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, is likely to further divert precious ammunition and personnel from other sections of the front, stretching Kyiv’s military thin at a critical moment in the war.

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    Russian disinformation sites linked to former Florida deputy sheriff, research finds
  • As always, ACAB ... but with an extra dose for being a traitorous asshole.

  • edition.cnn.com Judgment day looms for Donald Trump in New York | CNN Politics

    Donald Trump, who built a mystique as the brash epitome of power, has never been more powerless to dictate his own fate.

    Judgment day looms for Donald Trump in New York | CNN Politics

    His reputation, future, and even perhaps the White House’s destiny, will on Wednesday be placed in the hands of 12 citizens of his native New York City, proving that not even once-and-possibly future commanders in chief are above the law.

    Seven men and five women jurors will retire for deliberations on Trump’s six-week hush money trial after Judge Juan Merchan instructs them on the law and their duties. No jury in American history has faced such a task — deciding whether a former president and presumptive major party nominee will be convicted of a crime. And while the jury, which can deliberate for as long as it needs, is bound to decide its verdict on 34 felony charges on the testimony and evidence in the case alone, its decision will reverberate across the nation and the world at a critical moment of the 2024 presidential election.

    The trial slogged toward its end on Tuesday in nearly 10 hours of closing arguments that burst into open hostility between rival lawyers.

    “You have to put aside the distractions, the press, the politics, the noise. Focus on the evidence and the logical inference that can be drawn from that evidence,” prosecution lawyer Joshua Steinglass told the jury.

    “In the interest of justice and in the name of the people of the state of the New York, I ask you to find the defendant guilty. Thank you.”

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    The obscure federal intelligence bureau that got Vietnam, Iraq, and Ukraine right
  • Similar to Rep Katie Porter, whose white board take-downs will soon be lost to time.

  • www.propublica.org This Mississippi Hospital Transfers Some Patients to Jail to Await Mental Health Treatment

    Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto doesn’t have a psychiatric unit, so it sends patients elsewhere for mental health treatment. When publicly funded facilities are full, some patients go to jail to wait for help. One doctor said that’s “unthinkable.”

    This Mississippi Hospital Transfers Some Patients to Jail to Await Mental Health Treatment

    Roughly 200 people in DeSoto County were jailed annually during the civil commitment process, most without criminal charges, between 2021 and 2023. About a fifth of them were picked up at local hospitals, according to an estimate based on a review of Sheriff’s Department records by Mississippi Today and ProPublica. The overwhelming majority of those patients, according to our analysis, were at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, the largest in this prosperous, suburban county near Memphis.

    “That would just be unthinkable here,” said Dr. Grayson Norquist, the chief of psychiatry at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, a professor at Emory University and the former chair of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

    Norquist was one of 17 physicians specializing in emergency medicine or psychiatry, including leaders in their fields, who said they had never heard of a hospital sending patients to jail solely to wait for mental health treatment. Several said it violates doctors’ Hippocratic oath: to do no harm.

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    White House signals Rafah strike doesn’t cross ‘red line’
  • Biden is working hard to lose in November and I don't understand it at all.

    When did Israeli support become the most important thing in the world?

  • No charges for officer in death of Michigan teen struck by police car during chase
  • As always, ACAB.

    We're gonna have to figure out an acronym for these useless prosecutors too, 'cause they're part of the problem. Maybe APAC.

  • Parole Board failed to deal with board member who made 'unwanted advances' at work: report

    A former member of the Parole Board of Canada breached government codes of conduct by making "unwanted advances" toward female employees, Canada's public sector integrity commissioner has ruled.

    In a report tabled in Parliament Tuesday, Commissioner Harriet Solloway said that the Parole Board committed gross mismanagement and endangered the health and safety of employees when it failed to respond to and document reports of Michael Sanford's misconduct.

    "Evidence obtained during our investigation shows that over a period of approximately eight years, Mr. Sanford repeatedly made unwanted advances towards female employees, including touching, inappropriate comments and unsolicited phone calls and text messages," Solloway wrote.

    "Evidence also shows that Parole Board of Canada management did not take adequate action to stop or document Mr. Sanford's behaviour in 2015. In fact, he was reappointed for a second term as a Board Member in 2020 and subsequently behaved inappropriately towards at least two other female employees."

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    edition.cnn.com 1 million customers are without power in Texas as Dallas and Houston get slammed with destructive storms | CNN

    Hundreds of thousands of Texans were without power Tuesday as powerful storms deliver another round of violent weather to the state still reeling from an almost unrelenting parade of destructive and deadly storms in recent weeks.

    1 million customers are without power in Texas as Dallas and Houston get slammed with destructive storms | CNN

    More than a million customers in Texas were without power Tuesday as powerful storms delivered another round of violent weather to the state still reeling from an almost unrelenting parade of destructive and deadly storms in recent weeks.

    Storms unloaded hurricane-force wind gusts across the Dallas area, with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport recording a wind gust of 77 mph early Tuesday as power outages in the area started to skyrocket.

    The same damaging storms that tore through Dallas hit Houston with hurricane-force winds Tuesday afternoon. Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport recorded a wind gust of 75 mph.

    !

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    apnews.com Appeals court upholds retired NYPD officer's 10-year prison sentence for Capitol riot attack

    A federal appeals court has upheld a retired New York Police Department officer’s conviction and 10-year prison sentence for assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S.

    Appeals court upholds retired NYPD officer's 10-year prison sentence for Capitol riot attack

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a retired New York Police Department officer’s conviction and 10-year prison sentence for assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S. Capitol.

    A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Thomas Webster’s claims that he was convicted by a biased jury.

    Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, argued that the entire jury pool in Washington, D.C., was “presumptively prejudiced” against him. But the panel found no evidence that the jury pool had any preconceived notions about Webster, “or even knew who he was.”

    Jurors rejected Webster’s claim that he was defending himself when he tackled Metropolitan Police Department officer Noah Rathbun and grabbed his gas mask. They convicted Webster of all six counts in his indictment, including a charge that he assaulted Rathbun with a dangerous weapon, a flagpole.

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    Three people shot to death in tiny South Dakota town; former mayor charged
  • SD reverting back to its wild west origins.

  • apnews.com Three people shot to death in tiny South Dakota town; former mayor charged

    Three people were shot to death in a small South Dakota town, and a former law officer who once served as the town’s mayor is charged in the killings.

    Three people shot to death in tiny South Dakota town; former mayor charged

    Three people were shot to death in a small South Dakota town, and a former law officer who once served as the town’s mayor is charged in the killings.

    Jay Ostrem, 64, was jailed on $1 million cash-only bond on three counts of first-degree murder, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said Tuesday in a news release. It wasn’t immediately clear if Ostrem had an attorney. Calls to a phone listing for Ostrem went unanswered.

    A probable cause affidavit identified the victims as two brothers, ages 26 and 21, and a 35-year-old man.

    Ostrem worked in law enforcement for more than two decades in Wyoming and South Dakota, media reports said. He served as mayor of Centreville about a decade-and-a-half ago, but the exact dates weren’t immediately available.

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    US-built pier will be removed from Gaza coast and repaired after damage from rough seas
  • It was a rush job. I'm not surprised things were missed.

    That said it's an extraordinary amount of money spent when the simpler solution would have been to tie continued Israeli funding with opening the Rafah crossing (and providing protection for the goods).

  • apnews.com Man convicted of Chicago murder based on blind witness' testimony sues city, police

    A man who spent 12 years in prison fora Chicago murder based in part on testimony from a legally blind eyewitness is suing the city and the police department.

    Man convicted of Chicago murder based on blind witness' testimony sues city, police

    A Chicago man convicted of murder based in part on testimony from a legally blind eyewitness is suing the city and the police department.

    A judge convicted Darien Harris in 2014 in connection with a fatal shooting at a South Side gas station in 2011. He was 12 years into a 76-year prison sentence when he was freed in December after The Exoneration Project showed that the eyewitness had advanced glaucoma and lied about his eyesight issues. Harris was 30 years old when he went free.

    Harris filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in April alleging police fabricated evidence and coerced witnesses into making false statements, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. He told the newspaper that he is still struggling to put his life back together.

    “I don’t have any financial help. I’m still (treated like) a felon, so I can’t get a good job. It’s hard for me to get into school,” he said. “I’ve been so lost. … I feel like they took a piece of me that is hard for me to get back.”

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    US-built pier will be removed from Gaza coast and repaired after damage from rough seas
  • Being a carpenter he would have built it better.

  • apnews.com US-built pier will be removed from Gaza coast and repaired after damage from rough seas

    The Pentagon says the U.S.-built temporary pier taking humanitarian aid to starving Palestinians has been damaged in rough seas and weather and will be removed from the coast of Gaza to be repaired.

    US-built pier will be removed from Gaza coast and repaired after damage from rough seas

    The U.S.-built temporary pier taking humanitarian aid to starving Palestinians will be removed from the coast of Gaza to be repaired after getting damaged in rough seas and weather, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

    Over the next two days, the pier will be pulled out and sent to the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, where U.S. Central Command will repair it, Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh told reporters. She said the fixes will take “at least over a week” and then the pier will need to be anchored back into the beach in Gaza.

    The pier, used to carry in humanitarian aid arriving by sea, is one of the few ways that food, water and other supplies are getting to Palestinians who the U.N. says are on the brink of famine amid the nearly 8-month-old war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

    The setback is the latest for the $320 million pier, which only began operations in the past two weeks and has already had three U.S. service members injured and had four of its vessels beached due to heavy seas. Deliveries also were halted for two days last week after crowds rushed aid trucks coming from the pier and one Palestinian man was shot dead. After that, the U.S. military worked with the U.N. and Israeli officials to select safer alternate routes for trucks, the Pentagon said Friday.

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    apnews.com Louisiana authorities search for 2 escaped jail inmates

    Authorities are looking for inmates who escaped a south Louisiana jail over the weekend. Authorities say four inmates had escaped and two were still missing Tuesday.

    Louisiana authorities search for 2 escaped jail inmates

    Four inmates escaped a south Louisiana jail over the weekend and two were still missing Tuesday, authorities said.

    Authorities were unaware that four inmates had escaped until a phone call tipped them off, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

    The inmates escaped in pairs — the first on Saturday afternoon and the second on Sunday, said Deputy Chief Jimmy Travis at a news conference, WVUE-TV reported. Travis said all four broke through a corroded piece of chain-link fence, crawled under an 8-inch (20-centimeter) gap in a wall, and scaled two razor-wire fences.

    Jail authorities learned of two of the escapes Sunday afternoon when a tipster reported seeing two of the inmates at a relative’s house looking for a place to stay.

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    Israeli tanks hit evacuation zone west of Rafah

    Israel's military denied striking a tent camp west of the city of Rafah on Tuesday after Gaza health authorities said Israeli tank shelling had killed at least 21 people there, in what Israel has designated a civilian evacuation zone.

    Earlier, defying an appeal from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Israeli tanks advanced to the heart of Rafah for the first time after a night of heavy bombardment, while Spain, Ireland and Norway officially recognised a Palestinian state, a move that further deepened Israel's international isolation.

    Two days after an Israeli airstrike on another camp stirred global condemnation, Gaza emergency services said four tank shells hit a cluster of tents in Al-Mawasi, a coastal strip that Israel had advised civilians in Rafah to move to for safety.

    At least 12 of the dead were women, according to medical officials in the Hamas militant-run Palestinian enclave.

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    Oil and gas lobby group says emissions cap could cost sector $75B in lost investment

    A new report commissioned by an industry lobby group on the federal government's proposed emissions cap stirred up strong reactions from both oil and gas supporters and environmental groups on Monday.

    The report, by S&P Global Commodity Insights, was commissioned by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to examine the impact of various proposed emissions-reducing policies on Canada's conventional (non-oilsands) oil and gas producers.

    Its conclusions Monday were used to support the industry argument that legislating an emissions ceiling will inhibit investment and growth, even as opponents argued the report's methodology was flawed.

    The commissioned report concludes that if oil and gas drillers were required to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, industry could see $75 billion less in capital investment over the course of the next nine years compared with current policy conditions.

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    ASIRT recommended charging Lethbridge officers who spied on MLA, but Crown won't prosecute: letter

    Alberta's police watchdog recommended laying charges against three Lethbridge officers who used police databases to improperly access the personal information of two people, including NDP MLA Shannon Phillips, but the Crown's office has declined to prosecute, CBC News has learned.

    Details of two recently completed Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigations come from a letter sent by ASIRT director Mike Ewenson to Phillips's lawyer, Michael Bates.

    Despite calling the Crown's refusal to pursue charges "quite regrettable," Phillips says she is feeling vindicated after years of pursuing police accountability.

    "I think it sends a message to the public that in order to get even a sliver of accountability, even a tiny little ray of light on transparency and accountability in a police service, you have to fight, you have to pay a personal cost, you have to wait years, and even then it will be partial," said Phillips in a phone interview.

    "The system overall is quite broken."

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    edition.cnn.com Deadly Israeli strike on Rafah was a "tragic mistake," Netanyahu says

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Sunday's deadly Israeli airstrike on a Rafah camp had gone tragically wrong.

    Deadly Israeli strike on Rafah was a "tragic mistake," Netanyahu says

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Sunday's deadly Israeli airstrike on a Rafah camp had gone tragically wrong.

    "Despite our best effort, not to harm those not involved, unfortunately a tragic mistake happened last night. We are investigating the case," Netanyahu said about the strike in a speech at the Israeli Knesset on Monday.

    At least 45 people were killed and 200 wounded after the Israeli strike hit a camp for displaced people, according to the government media office in Gaza.

    The Israeli military’s General Staff's Fact-Finding and Assessment Mechanism is investigating an airstrike carried out in Rafah on Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on Monday.

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    edition.cnn.com How Uvalde’s GOP congressman is navigating a tense runoff and plotting to take out right-wing ‘anarchists’ | CNN Politics

    Rep. Tony Gonzales called his GOP opponent in Texas a “neo-Nazi” and an “anarchist” intent on “burning the place down” — and said Republican hardliners seeking to oust him are a bunch of “scumbags” and MAGA wannabes.

    How Uvalde’s GOP congressman is navigating a tense runoff and plotting to take out right-wing ‘anarchists’ | CNN Politics

    Rep. Tony Gonzales called his GOP opponent in Texas a “neo-Nazi” and an “anarchist” intent on “burning the place down” — and said Republican hardliners seeking to oust him are a bunch of “scumbags” and MAGA wannabes.

    In an interview with CNN, the two-term Texas GOP congressman said the outcome of Tuesday’s runoff against gun activist Brandon Herrera will send a clear message to Republicans amid a period of bitter intraparty infighting that has led to an ousted speaker, a stalled agenda and roiled relations across the House GOP Conference.

    “Are we going to be the party that governs and gets things done in a conservative manner?” Gonzales said. “Or are we going to be the party that has jesters that come up here and say wild and crazy outrageous things and just try to burn the place down?”

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    edition.cnn.com Rulings highlight how Trump’s classified documents case could have gone differently had it been brought in DC | CNN Politics

    Before indicting Donald Trump last year for allegedly mishandling classified documents, federal prosecutors had to decide where to bring the charges: Washington, DC, or Florida.

    Rulings highlight how Trump’s classified documents case could have gone differently had it been brought in DC | CNN Politics

    Before indicting Donald Trump last year for allegedly mishandling classified documents, federal prosecutors had to decide where to bring the charges: Washington, DC, or Florida.

    Ultimately, they charged the former president in Florida, a decision that has proven to be a fateful one — underscored by the vastly different approaches taken by DC judges as compared to the federal judge now presiding over the criminal case in Florida.

    Those approaches became apparent in the past week as opinions were unsealed from two DC federal judges indicating how much more quickly and harshly for Trump the case might have played out had it remained in Washington.

    Bradley Moss, a DC-based lawyer with extensive national security experience, said that the ruling from Howell provided Cannon a “clear road map” to consider the attorney-client privilege issues.

    But Cannon hasn’t even scheduled a hearing on the topic, which the parties began arguing over in court papers in February.

    “That she continues to sit on the matter is inexcusable,” Moss said.

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    Alberta plans to consult on proposed gender policies, but advocates say they weren't invited

    Pride groups and some health-care providers are harshly criticizing the Alberta government's latest attempt to get feedback on its proposed gender identity policies — a private invite that requires participants to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

    "If [Premier Danielle Smith] really wants to hear what we have to say, she can schedule a public hearing where those of us who are part of the medical community can be on record to say what we think about this," said Dr. Jake Donaldson, a Calgary family physician who provides gender-affirming health care.

    "I understand there are people who feel strongly about this and people who may not feel safe being vocal about these issues ... but at the end of the day, this needs to be a public conversation."

    In an email obtained by CBC News, the provincial government invited 40 organizations and individuals to participate in virtual focus group sessions about its proposed policies. The new rules would affect student gender identity, youth gender-affirming surgeries and health care, and trans women's participation in sports.

    The email is signed by a senior policy adviser for Alberta Health. It notes that if invitees want to participate, they must sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

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