And Now we wait

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After 12 days of the trial the Perry vs Swharzanegger trial has now closed for the time being and we must wait 30 days for final closing statements and for the judge to raise questions. You can read the live blog of the trial here: http://prop8trialtracker.com/ How has it gone? What will be the outcome? The Plaintiffs have made a …

Have you ever wondered…

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Have you ever wondered just how much money has been spent by people arguing to deny equal rights to Gays and Lesbians? Over the last twenty or so years of court cases, grass root campaigns, mainstream press advertising and lobbying tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars must have been spent trying to deny a simple equality for same …

It’s all a wedge issue to keep the right wing in power and money

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This quote amused me from the Proposition Trial Tracker website: But that’s not how the opposition is thinking. See, I don’t think they really believe most of the garbage that they’re spewing out. The right-wing movement to pass Prop 8 — and other anti-gay amendments — are really part of a strategy to keep right-wing conservatives in power. There’s lotsa …

The more I read the more I am horrified

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I read two articles recently that the Catholic Church had authored. The first in an attempt to force Hawaii to NOT provide civil unions for same sex couples and the second why homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt children. Both of the articles got my stomach crawling and reminded me just how bigoted and hopelessly outdated the Catholic Church …

A conundrum

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With all the hoopla over the Perry vs Schwarzangger trial in California an interesting situation has been encountered in Oakland. A board member of a city owned theatre is due to be reappointed for another three year term. Problem is he was one of the singularly largest donors for Proposition 8, donating a whopping $25,000 to the cause of denying …

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My mind is elsewhere…

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Even though it’s barely past the middle of January, tomorrow will be the end of the third week back at work. It’s been both slow and busy the last three months, slow because a lot of clients have still been on holidays and or not really doing much. Busy because we have some large projects which are ongoing that have …

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My First Soft Coral

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Over the weekend I purchased my first soft coral for my aquarium, a cute little number in the picture. I wanted something that looks kind of like an anemone, but without the ability the wander around the tank. It’s a curious little bugger, it seems to be ‘exploring’ it’s surroundings quite vigorously indeed! I wanted to get get a pair …