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  • End Domestic Partner Benefits (Vanity)

    07/01/2015 6:29:18 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 18 replies
    Teotwawki | July 1, 2015 | Teotwawki
    My company, like many others, offers the same benefits to same sex domestic partners as it does to opposite sex spouses. With the recent supreme court ruling on same sex marriage, we should all call on all of these companies to end domestic partner benefits or offer the same to hetero couples as well. If pushed, think most companies would offer benefits only to married couples of the same or opposite sex. If they want the benefits, make them get married. In a lot of cases, I think we'll find out that they aren't such a dedicated couple as just...
  • Military cuts mean 'no US partnership', Robert Gates warns Britain

    01/19/2014 2:30:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | 16 January 2014 | bbc
    UK armed forces cuts will limit the country's ability to be a major player on the world stage, ex-US defence secretary Robert Gates has warned. The UK plans to cut 30,000 armed forces personnel by 2020, leaving 147,000. ...On the UK's military cuts, Mr Gates told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "With the fairly substantial reductions in defence spending in Great Britain, what we're finding is that it won't have full spectrum capabilities and the ability to be a full partner as they have been in the past." The spectrum refers to the ability of a country's military to fight...
  • Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours

    08/18/2013 5:36:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/18/13 | staff
    The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK authorities as he passed through London's Heathrow airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro. David Miranda, who lives with Glenn Greenwald, was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at 8.05am and informed that he was to be questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports and border areas, allows...
  • AP To Use ‘Husband, Wife’ Regardless Of Sexual Orientation

    02/21/2013 2:40:27 PM PST · by Salman · 80 replies
    TPM ^ | Thursday February 21, 2013 | Pema Levy
    <p>The Associated Press on Thursday updated its stylebook so that married individuals will be referred to as husband and wife, regardless of whether they are in a same-sex marriage. The change comes a week after the AP received criticism for an internal memo designating the word "partners" for individuals in same-sex marriages.</p>
  • Ron Palillo dead at 63:Actor best known to TV audiences as Horshack on ‘Welcome Back, Kotter'

    08/14/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 08/14/2012 | DAVID HINCKLEY
    Actor Ron Palillo, who played Arnold Horshack on the '70s sitcom "Welcome Back Kotter," died Tuesday morning in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 63. Long-time friend Stacy Stacco said he apparently suffered a heart attack. He was reportedly found at 4 a.m. by his long-time partner, Joseph Gramm, and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead....
  • Rep. Barney Frank to marry longtime partner

    01/26/2012 10:40:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/26/12 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON — Retiring Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, a gay pioneer in Congress, plans to marry his longtime partner Jim Ready of Maine. A spokesman for Frank confirmed Thursday that the congressman's wedding will be in Massachusetts, but said no date had been set. The Democrat announced last fall that he was retiring at the end of his 16th term.
  • Christian Bale roughed up in bid to visit Chinese activist

    12/18/2011 3:13:41 PM PST · by sinanju · 11 replies
    Rooters ^ | Friday, Dec 16 | Sui Lee-Wee, Robert Birsel
    "...Bale, who plays crime-fighting superhero Batman, and a camera crew from CNN were jostled by men in plainclothes in Dongshigu village in eastern Shandong province, where activist Chen Guangcheng has been under house arrest for 15 months, according to a video released by CNN on its website. "Why can I not visit this man?" Bale asked several security officers, while they were pushing him. "You know, I'm not being brave doing this," Bale told CNN. "The local people who are standing up to the authorities and insisting on going to visit Chen and his family and getting beaten up for...
  • Beijing orders microbloggers to register real names

    12/16/2011 3:54:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/11 | afp
    Beijing city authorities on Friday issued new rules requiring microbloggers to register their real names before posting online, as the Chinese government tightens its grip on the Internet. The city government now requires users of weibos -- the Chinese version of Twitter -- to give their real names to website administrators, its official news portal said. The new rules will apply to weibo operators based in Beijing, which include Sina -- owner of China's most popular microblogging service which has more than 200 million users. "Websites with weibo operations must establish and improve a system of content censorship," according to...
  • NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence

    09/24/2011 10:36:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/24/11 | LaborUnionReport
    NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence A little over a month ago, in a case that drew national attention, a man was targeted at his home, shot and injured, all because he dared to run union free business. Now, in Buffalo, New York, a case involving outrageous allegations of labor-racketeering and union violence aimed at non-union construction workers and company owners is proceeding through the judicial process. Its outcome, however, may have wide-ranging ramifications on a national level. Forget for a moment that a man was stabbed in the throat, hot coffee thrown on non-union workers, sand put...
  • Weiner Sexting Partner Reveals Her Identity, Says: ‘He Called Me On Congress Phone!’

    06/06/2011 4:46:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 57 replies
    Radar online ^ | June 6, 2011
    EXCERPT Speaking exclusively to, (Lisa) Weiss said she shared 220 messages with Rep. Weiner beginning on August 13, last year — and they were often exchanged during work hours. In an explicit exchange on March 3 -- the same day he voted on a health care bill in the U.S. House of Representatives -- Weiner bemoaned that he had to end their conversation because he was “off to class.” The casino worker, who said she once worked as a Democratic campaign worker, also claimed she had steamy phone sex with Rep. Weiner -- using a Government telephone. Said Weiss:...
  • Wolfram|Alpha and DuckDuckGo Partner on API Binding and Search Integration

    04/18/2011 5:09:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    WolframAlpha ^ | 4/18/11
    Today, in conjunction with DuckDuckGo, we are happy to share that Wolfram|Alpha and DuckDuckGo have entered a new phase of our relationship as official partners. As a result of this partnership, DuckDuckGo will expand Wolfram|Alpha integration into its search site and will maintain the now-official Wolfram|Alpha API Perl binding. Users of the up-and-coming search site DuckDuckGo know that the site is unique because it doesn’t track history, contains less spam, features a cute bow tie-wearing duck, and provides zero-click information that immediately pops up under the search box. Since the release of the Wolfram|Alpha API, DuckDuckGo has been gradually integrating...
  • Catholic university will offer partner benefits.

    03/25/2011 8:37:48 AM PDT · by ThisLittleLightofMine · 45 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 3/24/2011 | unknown
    <p>MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette University in Milwaukee will begin offering domestic partner benefits to its employees beginning next year.</p> <p>The move by the Catholic, Jesuit university comes about a year after the school rescinded a job offer to a lesbian and scholar at Seattle University. Marquette officials said at the time, rescinding the job offer to Jodi O'Brien had nothing to do with her sexual orientation. But, it triggered heated debate on campus over the issue.</p>
  • NCAA, Homeland Security partner in planning a safe Final Four

    03/22/2011 5:03:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies ^ | 3/22/11 | Marta Lawrence
    Fans attending this year’s March Madness games will be greeted by a video of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and NCAA President Mark Emmert encouraging them to “say something” if they see suspicious activities. The video, which will also appear at most other winter championship events, is part of a national campaign sponsored by Homeland Security to raise citizen awareness in high-profile environments such as major events and public transit. Security at the games has always been a priority for the NCAA, but the rapid growth of the Final Four in recent years has prompted the Association to...
  • High HIV Rates for Black Women Frighten Health Reporter

    10/22/2010 7:03:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 63 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 20 Oct | Tomika Anderson
    How a new report on HIV infection in the Big Apple scared a health reporter into getting tested and having a frank discussion with her "boo." By Tomika Anderson My longtime lover and I were driving through Harlem when we passed a billboard that made me want to slam on the brakes and pull the car over. On it were two women -- one black and one Latina -- their pretty, youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur...
  • Star’s HIV rap ( German Pop Figure Charged infecting with HIV)

    08/17/2010 7:14:33 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Sun ^ | 17 Aug 2010 | ALEX PEAKE
    GIRLBAND singer famed across the continent was dramatically put on trial for GBH yesterday - for giving a lover HIV. Top pop star Nadja Benaissa, 28 - whose group is Germany's equivalent of Girls Aloud - admitted failing to tell a string of men she bedded that she had the virus. The chart beauty - accused of deliberately putting them at risk - faces up to ten years in jail if convicted in a trial that yesterday gripped Germany. She told a judge: "I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart." Benaissa, one of the country's most famous personalities, was...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit

    06/25/2010 3:42:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 24, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 3:08 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good afternoon, everybody. It is a pleasure to be here with my friend and partner, President Medvedev, and I want to thank him again for his leadership, especially his vision for an innovative Russia that’s modernizing its economy, including deeper economic ties between our...
  • Porn probe snags S.F. planning officials

    05/05/2010 7:49:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 604+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/5/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    It seems the gang over at San Francisco's Planning Department has been looking at more than zoning codes on their computers - namely, porn.According to City Hall sources, Planning Director John Rahaim has recommended the firing of four high-ups - including veteran Zoning Administrator Larry Badiner - for allegedly receiving and in some cases circulating X-rated photos and videos for years.The material wasn't criminal - we're talking "Debbie Does Dallas" stuff, not child porn - but it was "incredibly inappropriate for the workplace," said one source, who would speak only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of...
  • Obama's New Partner: Al Sharpton

    03/16/2010 9:45:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 577+ views
    wsj ^ | 3/16/10 | PETER WALLSTEN
    WASHINGTON—With his wavy bouffant and medallion necklaces, the Rev. Al Sharpton famously confronted government officials on behalf of black Americans. Now he has found a new role: telling black leaders to quiet their criticisms and give the government a chance. President Barack Obama has turned to Mr. Sharpton in recent weeks to answer increasingly public criticism in the black community over his economic policy. Some black leaders are charging that the nation's first African-American president has failed to help black communities hit hard by the downturn, leaving party strategists worried that black Democrats will become dispirited and skip November's congressional...
  • The Audacity Of Arrogantly Proclaiming A Partnership With God

    08/20/2009 10:38:48 AM PDT · by 84rules · 9 replies · 645+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 20, 2009 | 84rules
    Never has a sitting president had the arrogance or impudence to say what Obama said yesterday: The Audacity Of Arrogantly Proclaiming A Partnership With God 84rules August 20, 2009
  • L.A. to partner with 3 universities on clean technology (compete for climate change institute)

    04/16/2009 10:30:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 274+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/16/09 | Maeve Reston
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a partnership Wednesday with three local universities aimed at positioning the city to compete for hundreds of thousands of federal dollars for clean technology research and a proposed state institute to study climate change. The partnership with Caltech, UCLA and USC is part of the agenda Villaraigosa outlined in his State of the City speech Tuesday to lure and retain companies that focus on green endeavors such as solar, wind, battery and hydrogen fuel cell technologies. Villaraigosa said the CleanTech LA alliance, which also includes the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Business...
  • Air Force Special Agents Partner with Afghan National Police

    11/19/2007 3:30:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 121+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Mike Andriacco, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2007 – Special agents assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Expeditionary Detachment 2405 here regularly work together with Afghan National Police on a broad range of missions related to humanitarian assistance and security. Afghan National Police members help with security during a recent medical engagement. The ANP is an essential partner in efforts to provide improved services and infrastructure to Afghanistan. Photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Andriacco, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “We usually meet up with the ANP several times a week for medical engagements and humanitarian...
  • I Miss Iraq. I Miss My Gun. I Miss My War.

    03/21/2007 3:05:06 PM PDT · by Number57 · 121 replies · 3,120+ views
    MSN ^ | Brian Mockenhaupt
    A few months ago, I found a Web site loaded with pictures and videos from Iraq, the sort that usually aren't seen on the news. I watched insurgent snipers shoot American soldiers and car bombs disintegrate markets, accompanied by tinny music and loud, rhythmic chanting, the soundtrack of the propaganda campaigns. Video cameras focused on empty stretches of road, building anticipation. Humvees rolled into view and the explosions brought mushroom clouds of dirt and smoke and chunks of metal spinning through the air. Other videos and pictures showed insurgents shot dead while planting roadside bombs or killed in firefights and...

    08/26/2006 3:54:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 1,243+ views
    AKI (Italy) ^ | 10AUG06 | AKI (Italy)
    Rome, 10 August (AKI) - Italy will have to rely on its relationship with Iran to play a role in the Middle East, says Abolfazl Zohrevand, Tehran's new ambassador to Rome. In an interview to Tehran's radical Kayhan paper, the ambassador said that "Italy, as one of the eight major world powers, is looking for a more relevant role in the Middle East - a role it won't be able to play if it doesn't exploit its relations with Iran." Ambassador Zohrevand also called for "stronger support to the Islamic Republic from the new government" of centre-left premier Romano Prodi,...
  • Phila. mayor's ex-law partner sentenced (30 months for fraud, conspiracy)

    08/08/2006 6:25:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/8/06 | Joann Loviglio - ap
    PHILADELPHIA - A former associate of Philadelphia's mayor was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for engaging in fraud and conspiracy as head of an effort to develop the city's waterfront. Leonard N. Ross, friend and one-time law partner of Mayor John F. Street, used his position to get potential developers to donate money to Street's re-election campaign, provided a lobbyist with inside information to one bidder in exchange for help with a $150,000 bank loan, and sought a job for his wife with another bidder. "I'm deeply ashamed and embarrassed by what I did," said Ross, 58, who...
  • Afghanistan Developing Into Capable Partner in War on Terrorism

    05/04/2006 5:39:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 244+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2006 – Afghan national security forces are building capabilities every day and will soon be able to provide security for their country and be a strong partner in the war on terrorism, two U.S. and Afghan generals involved in training the forces said in a news briefing from Afghanistan today. The country's national security forces, including the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police, now number more than 60,000 and are conducting successful joint operations, said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Durbin, commander of Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan. The Afghan National Army is being built from...
  • More Than a Dog . . . A Soldier, A Partner

    04/28/2006 5:40:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies · 769+ views
    Defense News ^ | Multiple
    Military working dogs first entered the service in March of 1942 to serve in the Army’s K-9 Corps. Today, the dogs, who have an actual military service record book assigned to them, are still playing an active role in searching for explosives and seizing the enemy. ---Turn your Speakers up get out the Pop-Corn n Sodas Sit Back Relax and CLICK to start the show.
  • Single, white farmer? [Dating service for farmers]

    02/09/2006 7:29:40 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies · 2,901+ views
    Country Today ^ | 2-9-06 | Megan Parker
    The farmer in the dell takes a wife, but the cheese stands alone. Some rural folks identify more with the cheese than the farmer. For those people, Jerry Miller has an answer:, a dating Web site meant specifically for “sincere, down-to-earth people who respect and cherish the rural lifestyle.” The Beachwood, Ohio, man runs an advertising agency that works for agribusinesses. A divorced female farmer sparked his idea for A stab at online dating frustrated the farmer because she met urbanites who couldn’t relate to her long hours and laborious work. “She was afraid she was never going...
  • Estonians partner with U.S. troops to patrol Iraq streets

    12/19/2005 3:21:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 505+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2005 | Spc. Jeremy D. Crisp
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Army News Service, Dec. 19, 2005) -- A newly inducted member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is playing a lead role alongside American troops in securing the future of Iraq. Although small in numbers, the infantry soldiers from Estonia’s “Stone” Platoon bring added force to the tank crews of the Fort Riley, Kan., based 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment. The 34-member platoon from Estonia is a highly trained volunteer force that performs an infantry mission with the skill and firepower comparable to U.S. Army Rangers, said Staff Sgt. Nicholas E. Wolf, one of two liaisons to...
  • Arnold's New Dance Partner

    12/02/2005 11:03:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,000+ views ^ | 12/2/05 | Eric Hogue
    We can discuss all of the details surrounding the bad run up to the election, the mistakes with drafting the initiatives and the battles within the horseshoe itself...but time calls for me to be short and to the point: 1. I'm still placing some 'blame' squarely upon the conservatives of the Republican Party. The "Tombots", along with the 'continual vendetta crowd' (you know who you are) never embraced Arnold. Simple 'pride' wouldn't let go of the 'sour grapes' they held as the party went for the win in the recall election (BTW: I still believe it was the right thing...
  • Israel praises 'strategic partner' Jordan in marking peace deal signing

    10/25/2005 3:23:00 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 117+ views ^ | 19:25 25/10/2005
    Last update - 19:25 25/10/2005 Israel praises 'strategic partner' Jordan in marking peace deal signing By The Associated Press On the 11th anniversary of Israel's peace treaty with Jordan, Israel hailed its Arab neighbor Tuesday as its "strategic partner" in Mideast peacemaking. But Islamists in Jordan again condemned the kingdom, home to many Palestinians, for having made peace with Israel. "Israel considers Jordan a strategic partner and an important element in efforts to attain peace with neighboring states," the Israeli Embassy said in a statement marking the accord that was signed on Oct. 26, 1994. It said 2005 marked a...
  • Firm takes heat for cons’ crimes

    10/14/2005 6:08:38 AM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 566+ views
    Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau ^ | October 21, 2001 | Janet Elliott
    Firm takes heat for cons’ crimes Settled suits cost top-tier legal entity $30 million, with more pending By Janet Elliott Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau (10-21-01) Locke Liddell and Sapp is one of Texas’ premier law firms, having represented some of the state’s top corporations and individuals, including George W. Bush when he was governor and general partner of the Texas Rangers baseball team. But it is two other former clients, convicted swindlers Russell Erxleben and Brian Stearns, who have brought unwanted attention to the 426-lawyer firm with offices in Houston and several other cities. In the past two years, Locke...
  • VA, ABC Radio Networks Partner on Outreach to Veterans

    09/30/2005 7:33:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 197+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2005 – The Department of Veterans Affairs and ABC Radio Networks have partnered on a program to enhance VA's outreach to America's nearly 25 million veterans, officials announced Sept. 29. The program will include a public-service campaign, a special global broadcast saluting veterans, and participation in key VA events. ABC Radio Networks and "American Country Countdown with Bob Kingsley" will air a series of public-service announcements detailing benefits available to veterans. Also, on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, "Bob Kingsley Salutes America's Veterans" will be broadcast on the ABC Radio Networks. The program will feature interviews with and...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Army Units Partner for Success

    08/29/2005 6:36:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 394+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 29, 2005 | Army Spc. Tracy J. Smith
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MICHAEL, Iraq, Aug. 29, 2005 — It has been nearly two months since the soldiers from 48th Brigade Combat Team have put “boots-on-the-ground” at Forward Operating Base Michael. The soldiers from Troop E, 108th Cavalry, 48th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division knew immediately what to do in order to become successful in accomplishing their mission: make the region safe for the Iraqi citizens south of Baghdad. To do this, they have worked on building a relationship based on trust with Iraq Army’s 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Division, said Capt. John H. Alderman, commander of the Griffin, Ga.-based...
  • CA: Justices uphold California domestic partner law

    06/29/2005 3:36:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 522+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/29/05 | David Kravets - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gays and lesbians won a major legal victory Wednesday when the California Supreme Court let stand a new law granting registered domestic partners many of the same rights and protections of heterosexual marriage. Without comment, the unanimous justices upheld appellate and trial court rulings that the sweeping measure does not conflict with a voter-approved initiative defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Justice Janice Rogers Brown, who leaves Thursday to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, did not vote. The domestic partner law, which was signed in...

    06/09/2005 6:07:44 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies · 377+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 9 June 2005 | Mark Golden
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Calpine Corp.'s (CPN) proposed partnership of its energy-trading operations with a major U.S. financial institution is a done deal with details to be announced in about a week, according to the company's chairman and chief executive, Peter Cartwright. As part of a broad financial reorganization the company announced two weeks ago, Calpine said it was in discussions to combine its marketing and trading operation, Calpine Energy Services, with the credit support of a major financial institution. The investment-grade partnership would result in hundreds of millions of dollars in collateral being returned to the parent corporation, and...
  • The Illusion of 'Managing' China-(easy to repeat mistakes of 20th century; read the tea leaves!)

    05/17/2005 10:07:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 320+ views
    There has been much discussion recently about how to "manage the rise of China." The phrase itself is soothing, implying gradualism, predictability and time. Time enough to think and prepare, to take measurements of China's trajectory and adjust as necessary. If China eventually emerges as a clear threat, there will be time to react. But meanwhile there is time enough not to overreact, to be watchful but patient and not to create self-fulfilling prophecies. If we prematurely treat China as an enemy, it is said, it will become an enemy. The idea that we can manage China's rise is comforting...

    03/06/2005 8:06:23 PM PST · by Quix · 5 replies · 258+ views
    String Of Beads Lanna Perry 1st March 2004 Sydney Australia My children, like a necklace is joined together, so I am calling My body, My children to come together. For if one bead is missing from a necklace, is it complete and functioning fully as it was created too? Surely Not. My children, you are like a string of beads. You are called to work together. For a necklace cannot be a necklace with one bead alone. A necklace cannot function completely without all of the beads being joined together. Yes, one bead alone has much beauty, but how much...
  • Pro-family activists condemn Eastern Michigan University domestic partner policy

    02/28/2005 3:55:47 PM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 22 replies · 519+ views
    Agape Press ^ | February 28, 2005 | Jim Brown
    Eastern Michigan University is offering half-price tuition benefits to students involved in homosexual relationships with university employees. However, pro-family activists are calling EMU's domestic partner benefits policy not only controversial but unconstitutional as well. Last year, Michigan voters added a marriage protection amendment to their state constitution. But despite the ban on homosexual marriage, Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti has decided to give special half-off tuition breaks to the homosexual domestic partners of university employees, provided the couple can legally prove they have been together for at least one year. Local pastor and pro-family activist Dr. Levon Yuille of the...
  • EMU partner benefits criticized

    02/26/2005 9:30:09 AM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 10 replies · 490+ views
    ANN ARBOR NEWS ^ | February 26, 2005 | Geoff Larcom, News Staff Reporter
    Activist focuses on half-tuition waiver for employees' same-sex domestic partners ------ Eastern Michigan University and a conservative activist are squabbling over the university's policy regarding same-sex domestic partner benefits. The disagreement began Wednesday when Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, denounced EMU's policy in a statement delivered to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox. Glenn focused on the university's recent expansion of a half-tuition waiver for same-sex domestic partners of EMU employees, saying the policy violates the gay marriage ban passed by Michigan voters in November. EMU Board of Regents voted Nov. 30 to expand the benefit...
  • Massachusetts firms drop domestic-partner benefits

    12/09/2004 8:54:21 AM PST · by crushelits · 46 replies · 1,364+ views ^ | December 9, 2004 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    To some major Massachusetts employers, this year's advent of same-sex "marriage" means the end of their domestic-partnership benefit programs. The decision by IBM Corp., the New York Times Co. and Northeastern University to offer health benefits only to "married" same-sex couples pleases some advocates, but troubles others. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Goodridge decision, which legalized same-sex "marriage" as of May 17, "leveled the playing field," said Candace Quinn, vice president of Baystate Health System, which employs 90,000 people. Years ago, she said, Baystate started offering domestic-partner benefits to its homosexual employees, because "they had no other option to cover...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Woman fights former lesbian partner in Va. for custody of child

    08/13/2004 7:54:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 815+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/13/04 | Justin Bergman - AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A woman who had a child with her lesbian partner after entering into a civil union in Vermont is now suing for custody in Virginia, where a new law recently went into effect banning civil unions and other same-sex partnership contracts. The state's leading gay rights organization, Equality Virginia, said the lawsuit could bring the first challenge to Virginia's anti-gay law, which many legal scholars call the most restrictive in the nation. A hearing is scheduled Friday in a Winchester court to determine whether Lisa Miller-Jenkins has sole parental rights over her biological daughter, 2-year-old Isabella....

    06/29/2004 1:25:12 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 29 replies · 506+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 6.29.2004 | McCullough
    NEW YORK - Late on Monday the NYC City Council overrode a veto from Mayor Michael Bloomberg forcing NYC to abandon doing any business with organizations that do not offer benefits to partners of same sex couples. This move from the city council calls into question the future of relationships with organizations like Jewish Charities, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army. These organizations - all faith based - have religious/doctrinal reasons for not promoting homosexual relationships and their record of public good was proven long ago. Law professor Jonathon Turley from the George Washington University Law School told the "Kevin...
  • Davis signs bill giving partners rights

    09/20/2003 8:33:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 354+ views ^ | 9/20/03 | Mark Simon - SF Chronicle
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis, in the midst of a week in which he has been wooing key Democratic constituencies, signed a domestic partners bill Friday that is being hailed by its supporters as a historic leap forward in equal rights for the gay and lesbian community.</p>
  • Why A Liberal Life Partner Is Better Than A Conservative One

    06/12/2003 8:23:48 AM PDT · by bedolido · 19 replies · 194+ views
    BSNN ^ | 06/07/03 | Micheal Frank
    1. We can make the dogs eat vegetarian burghers, compost the trash, effectively argue for tax hikes with our Fascist neighbors, and slip a little weed into the brownies for the Hillary For President party, all without missing a single minute of C-Span. 2. We realize the evil of the Patriarchy and its affect on innocent children. And we can see through your relatives' Republican blather in a heartbeat. 3. We not only chase away bad dreams, we remember all the psychedelically inspired dreams from college and weave them into quilts and dresses (and bring them to the Multicultural Festival...
  • A dangerous partner (Sharon)

    10/10/2002 6:44:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 165+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 10/11/02 | Ze'ev Schiff
    WASHINGTON - The second and superfluous siege by the Israel Defense Forces on the Muqata - the headquarters of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in Ramallah - expedited the invitation extended to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to visit Washington. Apprehensive of more Israeli surprises of this nature in the future, the administration changed its timetable. The Americans are usually not unduly upset by Israel's military operations against Palestinian terrorism. The fact is that they said nothing during the period of the siege of the Muqata when the head of the Shin Bet security service, Avi Dichter, was in Washington and reported...