California bans state employees from traveling to South Carolina

first_img Updated: 3:47 PM Today California politicians banned travel to South Carolina for its “anti-gay” laws. Same idiots also applaud Gov. Gavin Newsom for traveling to El Salvador to stand in solidarity with that country. Guess they don’t care about the anti-gay laws in El Salvador. *sigh*— Carl DeMaio (@carldemaio) April 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 2, 2019 April 2, 2019 California’s State employees cannot travel on state business to South Carolina.Attorney General Xavier Beccerra imposed the rule of law because South Carolina now allows Christian based foster homes to deny placement of children, if the potential guardians are not of that faith.It is California law that the state can sanction travel to states that restrict access to gays, transgender people, or in this case, faiths from the rights of the general population.The South Carolina law is likely to be challenged in court, and is judged by many to be patently unconstitutional.The Office of the Attorney General in the State of California Department of Justice released the following information regarding the decision to ban state funded travel to South Carolina:SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that, effective April 15, 2019, California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to South Carolina as a result of a discriminatory provision buried deep within a general budget bill enacted on July 5, 2018 in South Carolina. The law, H-4950 Paragraph 38.29, enables private faith-based child-placing agencies to discriminate against those who do not conform to their religious beliefs or moral convictions, including members of the LGBTQ community. Although H-4950 does not mention sexual orientation explicitly, it is written broadly enough to authorize such discrimination, subjecting it to the provisions of California’s Assembly Bill 1887 (AB 1887).“The State of South Carolina recently enacted a measure that sanctions discrimination against families in the placement of children in need of homes. The State of California stands strongly against any form of discrimination. AB 1887 authorizes my office to make that promise real,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Pursuant to AB 1887, California will now bar state-funded or sponsored travel to South Carolina.”South Carolina’s discriminatory measure comes on the heels of other actions taken in the state prior to the enactment of H-4950. Earlier in 2018, South Carolina’s Governor Henry McMaster requested that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services waive all applicable anti-discrimination regulations to permit the faith-based foster care agency Miracle Hill, as well as other such agencies receiving public funds, to discriminate on any basis consistent with their religious beliefs. As a result of these discriminatory laws, Miracle Hill is able to collect information on the faith of those applying to be foster parents and use it to reject families who want to provide foster care solely on the basis of those beliefs. In one instance, these policies led to the exclusion of a Jewish woman who simply sought to mentor foster youth. This is particularly egregious in light of the fact that Miracle Hill accounted for 15% of all South Carolina foster placements and is reportedly the largest provider of foster families for children who do not have significant special needs in the state. Shortly after requesting an exemption from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Governor McMaster then issued an executive order propping up this discriminatory practice. In January 2019, the Trump Administration granted the waiver requested by Governor McMaster, sanctioning this form of discrimination in South Carolina’s foster care system.AB 1887, which took effect in 2017, prohibits state-funded and state-sponsored travel to states with laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. AB 1887’s restriction on using state funds for travel applies to California state agencies, departments, boards, authorities, and commissions, including an agency, department, board, authority, or commission of the University of California, the Board of Regents of the University of California, and the California State University.For additional information on AB 1887, including the list of states subject to its provisions, visit: www.oag.ca.gov/ab1887.center_img California bans state employees from traveling to South Carolina KUSI Newsroom South Carolina recently enacted a law allowing child-placing agencies to discriminate against prospective parents. We stand strongly against any form of discrimination, so, effective April 15, California will restrict state-funded travel to South Carolina. https://t.co/yUhXt8y3gS pic.twitter.com/eodf91atly— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) April 2, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

21 Paleo recipes to make in your Instant Pot

first_img 8 Photos null These cinnamon rolls are 100% delicious and 100% paleo. Paleo Hacks Who said cavemen can’t eat braised short ribs and chocolate cake? Well, OK, they couldn’t — but you can, even if you follow a paleo diet. And you can make those wellness-friendly recipes and more all with one handy kitchen appliance: the Instant Pot.  8 essential Instant Pot tips How to make tasty pots of rice in your new Instant Pot Tags Share your voicecenter_img 2:11 0 A beloved all-in-one pressure cooker, the Instant Pot can help you whip up delectable recipes in a fraction of the time they’d take to make on a stovetop or in the oven. Here are 21 paleo-friendly Instant Pot recipes you’ll want to make over and over again. Read more: Does the Instant Pot kill nutrients in your food? | What’s the best Instant Pot to buy? | 15 more healthy Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner Paleo Instant Pot breakfast recipes You can’t eat toast, oatmeal, Greek yogurt and other breakfast favorites on paleo, so you might feel like you have eggs, bacon and bananas on repeat. Expand your paleo breakfast options with these Instant Pot recipes.  1. Soft and Pillowy Instant Pot Cinnamon Rolls Cue nostalgia! Made with ghee and pasture-raised eggs, these fluffy cinnamon rolls will transport you back to cozy Sunday mornings with cartoons, sans white sugar and flour.  2. Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Spice up your usual scrambled eggs by making a paleo egg casserole with nitrate-free bacon, coconut milk and nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. Top it off with a green onion garnish to feel extra fancy.  instant-pot-egg-casserole-paleoPaleo Instant Pot breakfast casserole. Wholesomlicious 3. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Sometimes, simple is best. Hard-boiled eggs are an easy grab-and-go breakfast for rushed mornings, and with an Instant Pot, you can make big batches without worrying about the water boiling over.  4. Instant Pot Crustless Quiche You won’t miss the pastry crust in this paleo Instant Pot quiche: This recipe bakes in small ramekins to mimic the crispy outside and fluffy inside of traditional quiches.  5. Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt Replicate the creaminess of Greek yogurt with this coconut milk yogurt. It does take a while to make due to the cooling period, but it’s worth it if you miss dairy while on a paleo diet. Bonus: This recipe uses live bacterial cultures to support gut health.  Paleo Instant Pot recipes for lunch and dinner Protein and veggies are staples of the paleo diet, and luckily you can speed-cook just about any protein and vegetable dish in your Instant Pot. Whatever your palate, at least one of these paleo lunch and dinner recipes will make it onto your list. 6. Tender Instant Pot Short Ribs Rubbed in salt, pepper and garlic, these short ribs fall apart at the touch as if you baked them for hours in the oven. But these only take 40 minutes, thanks to your Instant Pot.  short-ribs-in-the-instant-pot-paleoFall-apart short ribs could be an everyday thing with an Instant Pot. Raia’s Recipes 7. Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Roll Bowls There’s nothing fancy or revolutionary about this paleo dish, but you’ll probably feel you’re both when you dig into it. Ground beef or turkey, avocado oil, cauliflower rice and chopped cabbage come together to make these “unstuffed” cabbage rolls.  8. Instant Pot Whole Chicken Pretty much everything in an Instant Pot is quick and easy, but this easy whole chicken might take first place for both awards. Baking an entire chicken takes hours, but this Instant Pot paleo chicken takes just 40 minutes. You can shred the chicken and add it to virtually any recipe, or eat it on its own.  9. Instant Pot Pork Chops You only need six ingredients for these thick, bone-in Instant Pot pork chops, and you probably already have most of them at home. With a 25-minute total time, this recipe is great for a quick weeknight paleo dinner.  10. Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Another half-hour meal with minimal ingredients (only five!), this paleo coconut chicken from Clean Eating Kitchen will have you donning a hula skirt to celebrate its Hawaiian flavors.  11. Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon If you always forget to defrost your protein before dinnertime, this is the recipe for you. You can toss frozen salmon filets into your Instant Pot and have a steaming-hot paleo dinner ready in 20 minutes.  paleo-lemon-garlic-salmon-instant-potCook fish from frozen for a quick paleo Instant Pot meal. The Natural Nurturer 12. Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti squash is a popular pasta alternative, but it’s notorious for taking ages to cook. You don’t even need to slice your squash in half: Simply pierce it with a knife and stick the whole thing in your Instant Pot to cook for 7 minutes.  13. Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Did someone say bacon? These Brussels sprouts did. Flaky, crispy and slightly sweet with honey, these Instant Pot bacon Brussels sprouts make the perfect side dish for dinner or potluck offering.  14. Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup You can’t have noodles on a paleo diet, but you can have zoodles. This paleo version uses avocado oil and plenty of chopped veggies that make it as soul-warming as traditional chicken noodle soup.  chicken-zoodle-soup-paleo-instant-potUse zucchini noodles or “zoodles” for paleo chicken noodle soup.  The Bettered Blondie 15. Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken If you’re tired of eating chicken, you probably haven’t tried this honey mustard chicken from Paleo Running Mama. In her words, this recipe is: “A) out of this world delicious, B) a breeze to make, plus C) kid- and husband-approved.” 16. Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken Craving takeout? Try this sweet-and-sour chicken recipe that uses coconut oil, pineapple chunks, apple cider vinegar and toasted sesame seeds for a praiseworthy fusion of flavors.  17. Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Pork Roast Eat this pork roast on its own; shred it and serve over a salad; slice and wrap in lettuce; or stuff it into a roasted poblano pepper… The possibilities are endless, but whatever option you choose, you’ll be sad when there’s no more of this paleo pork roast.  Paleo Instant Pot dessert recipes Paleo doesn’t have to equal restrictive. In fact, a paleo diet can force you to get even more creative with food and make recipes you’d never think to try if you could eat a Little Debbie snack instead. These paleo dessert recipes for Instant Pot will satisfy any sweet tooth. 18. Instant Pot Lemon Pudding Cups Lemon juice, raw maple syrup or honey, coconut milk and eggs converge in your Instant Pot to make a deceptively healthy pudding. Garnish with berries, toasted coconut or another paleo topping.  19. Instant Pot Paleo Chocolate Cake It’s decadent, it’s sweet and it’s oh-so-chocolatey — It’s Instant Pot paleo chocolate cake, which gives regular chocolate cake a run for its money. You’ll need a 6-inch aluminum cake pan, a steam rack and a sealing ring in addition to the nine paleo ingredients this cake takes.   instant-pot-chocolate-cake-paleoWho new paleo Instant Pot chocolate cake could look so good? Thriving on Paleo 20. Instant Pot Paleo Lemon Cake I don’t like the word moist, but I truly see no other accurate way to describe this paleo Instant Pot lemon cake. Dense, maybe, but definitely moist. And lemony and zesty. In other words, all the things you want a lemon cake to be.  21. Instant Pot Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread This soft, chewy and chocolatey paleo banana bread packs more protein than regular banana bread thanks to collagen peptides. It also uses stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, honey, avocado oil, cassava flour and pasture-raised eggs for a very paleo take on a traditional favorite.  Now playing: Watch this: Wellness Healthy eatinglast_img read more

BJP leaking false numbers on Pakistan air strike TMC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Trinamool Congress Saturday accused BJP ministers of “leaking exaggerated numbers” to the media about the casualties in the air strike in Pakistan. The Mamata Banerjee-led TMC also claimed that no statistics given by the central government can be taken “seriously”.Security forces have not officially attributed any number to those eliminated in the strike, Trinamool Congress national spokesperson Derek O’Brien posted on Twitter. “IAF has been very consistent: “No number”.So why did a BJP mantri or two leak exaggerated numbers? And Delhi media fell for the numbers. Can one take any statistics this govt gives out seriously? Journos? Or slaves to propaganda aka sources?,” he tweeted along with screenshots of TV news reports quoting sources as saying 200-300 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were eliminated in the strike. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseLater in a statement, O’Brien accused BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of playing “divisive politics” over the issue. “Look who has the gall to talk about ‘vote bank politics’! Amit Shah and the BJP are the nastiest proponents of divisive and hatred politics. “We will not listen to his lectures on patriotism. Our armed forces belong to India, not to Modi-Shah-BJP,” he said. The comments from the TMC leader came a day after party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee demanded proof from the government of the impact of the strike on a JeM camp across the border. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMeanwhile, India and Pakistan agreed on Saturday to operationalise Samjhauta Express services at their ends. The train will leave for Pakistan from Delhi on Sunday, a senior railway official said. The announcement came a day after Pakistan released Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. While Pakistan had cancelled its services right after an air strike by the Indian Air Force, India cancelled the operations of the Samjhauta Express on February 28. The Railway Board in an order had said all operations of the Attari Special Express, Delhi-Attari-Delhi, which together with the Pakistani line from Wagah-Lahore is known as the Samjhauta or Friendship Express, will remain cancelled. It had also said that the cancellation was due to “purely operational reasons”. Sources said after the missive about Pakistan’s resumption of services was conveyed to the board, it was decided that services on the Indian end will resume too. The train will start running from the Indian side on Sunday, while on the Pakistan side it will leave Lahore on Monday for its return journey, the official said.last_img read more