Rio's Homophobic Violence Alarms Brazil

Nov 20, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGEsanfrancisco.com Travel Feed

The shooting of a gay youth by men in military uniforms after a mammoth gay pride parade is raising alarm about continuing homophobic violence in a city widely seen as a global oasis of tolerance.

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Maybe they should have voted differently at the U.N.

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I think all these right-wing conservatives are having a far reaching effect on the world. They've been busy mostly with restoring corporations back to the days where they had no regulations and that profit came before any sense of responsibility for their effect on the environment, their workers or their consumers. That's largely been accomplished and now they are continuing an assault on civil rights, social programs and work safety and wages heading our way back towards an era where the employee has no rights and no benefits and is basically an impoverished slave. For example Rick Warrens involvement in Uganda's policy against homosexuals by killing those with HIV and life imprisonment for the rest. And another one is the consistent stories we hear about corporate choices that have ultimately resulted in ignoring safety regulation and ending in death of employees. The failure of corporations to insure the containment of their pollutants we had the coal sludge in America and they just had the aluminum sludge in Europe or even the BP oil spill. They're hacking down entire ecosystems in favor of putting up solar panels with no amount of common sense - if we assume that CO2 is the problem (which I don't) They then chop down 14 acres of trees to build a solar array to cut down on CO2 emissions from burning hydrocarbons; makes no sense. They cut down the very best CO2 scrubbers nature provides, which by the very act of felling them releases CO2 but to not even consider what the ecosystem contained before they just went and seemingly arbitrarily made their decision. Unless there is a natural area such as an existing roof top to install such an array or they figure out a way to "sky-scrapper" these photovoltaic arrays there's no way we have the land mass to continue doing this and feeding ourselves without killing off the remaining species of wildlife and ultimately destroy the filters that clean our runoff water prior to running into our creeks and streams.

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Nov 21, 2010
 
Absurdity wrote:
I think all these right-wing conservatives are having a far reaching effect on the world. They've been busy mostly with restoring corporations back to the days where they had no regulations and that profit came before any sense of responsibility for their effect on the environment, their workers or their consumers. That's largely been accomplished and now they are continuing an assault on civil rights, social programs and work safety and wages heading our way back towards an era where the employee has no rights and no benefits and is basically an impoverished slave. For example Rick Warrens involvement in Uganda's policy against homosexuals by killing those with HIV and life imprisonment for the rest. And another one is the consistent stories we hear about corporate choices that have ultimately resulted in ignoring safety regulation and ending in death of employees. The failure of corporations to insure the containment of their pollutants we had the coal sludge in America and they just had the aluminum sludge in Europe or even the BP oil spill. They're hacking down entire ecosystems in favor of putting up solar panels with no amount of common sense - if we assume that CO2 is the problem (which I don't) They then chop down 14 acres of trees to build a solar array to cut down on CO2 emissions from burning hydrocarbons; makes no sense. They cut down the very best CO2 scrubbers nature provides, which by the very act of felling them releases CO2 but to not even consider what the ecosystem contained before they just went and seemingly arbitrarily made their decision. Unless there is a natural area such as an existing roof top to install such an array or they figure out a way to "sky-scrapper" these photovoltaic arrays there's no way we have the land mass to continue doing this and feeding ourselves without killing off the remaining species of wildlife and ultimately destroy the filters that clean our runoff water prior to running into our creeks and streams.
Give this interview series on NPR a listen. You will find that your voice is not alone on these issues.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php...

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Nov 21, 2010
 
HAIL BRAZIL ! The JEWEL of Africa !

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Nov 22, 2010
 
That's because the churches continue to preach against homosexuals while state continue to grant our rights. The problem won't go away until religion is changed or banned!
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Nov 22, 2010
 
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That's because the churches continue to preach against homosexuals while state continue to grant our rights. The problem won't go away until religion is changed or banned!
The solution is not to ban religion, which is silly and immoarl. The solution is to have an absolute wall of separation between church and state.
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Nov 22, 2010
 
Frank Stanton wrote:
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The solution is not to ban religion, which is silly and immoarl. The solution is to have an absolute wall of separation between church and state.
We had a wall of separation of church and state in the constitution that religious people seem to ignore.
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Nov 22, 2010
 
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We had a wall of separation of church and state in the constitution that religious people seem to ignore.
We have NEVER had a wall of separation between church and state in the U.S., despite the myth to the contrary.

Religious leaders, such as Christian ministers, Roman Catholic priests, and Jewish rabbis, amongst others, have had the power to legally marry people since before the founding of the republic.

While I would like to see an absolute wall of separation between church and state in the U.S., I believe MOST Americans would oppose that.

Some of the effects of that absolute wall of separation between church and state would be: having the President and other elected officals NOT take their oath of office on a bible; removal of "In God We Trust" from our coins (which was begun in the 1860's); removal of "In God We Trust" from our currency (which was begun in the 1950's); removal of the same motto from many courthouses and other public buildings; removal of "under God" from the Pledge Of Allegiance (begun in the 1950's); removal of the National Christmas Tree, and numerous other things.

I think MOST Americans would oppose these things. I support the removal of these things, even though I am a church-going Christian.
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Nov 22, 2010
 
Frank Stanton wrote:
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We have NEVER had a wall of separation between church and state in the U.S., despite the myth to the contrary.
Religious leaders, such as Christian ministers, Roman Catholic priests, and Jewish rabbis, amongst others, have had the power to legally marry people since before the founding of the republic.
While I would like to see an absolute wall of separation between church and state in the U.S., I believe MOST Americans would oppose that.
Some of the effects of that absolute wall of separation between church and state would be: having the President and other elected officals NOT take their oath of office on a bible; removal of "In God We Trust" from our coins (which was begun in the 1860's); removal of "In God We Trust" from our currency (which was begun in the 1950's); removal of the same motto from many courthouses and other public buildings; removal of "under God" from the Pledge Of Allegiance (begun in the 1950's); removal of the National Christmas Tree, and numerous other things.
I think MOST Americans would oppose these things. I support the removal of these things, even though I am a church-going Christian.
I support the removal of those things also.

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Nov 22, 2010
 
Bob wrote:
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We had a wall of separation of church and state in the constitution that religious people seem to ignore.
Yeah. Republicans seem to keep electing a religious fifth column inside Congress.

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Nov 22, 2010
 
Frank Stanton wrote:
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We have NEVER had a wall of separation between church and state in the U.S., despite the myth to the contrary.
Religious leaders, such as Christian ministers, Roman Catholic priests, and Jewish rabbis, amongst others, have had the power to legally marry people since before the founding of the republic.
While I would like to see an absolute wall of separation between church and state in the U.S., I believe MOST Americans would oppose that.
Some of the effects of that absolute wall of separation between church and state would be: having the President and other elected officals NOT take their oath of office on a bible; removal of "In God We Trust" from our coins (which was begun in the 1860's); removal of "In God We Trust" from our currency (which was begun in the 1950's); removal of the same motto from many courthouses and other public buildings; removal of "under God" from the Pledge Of Allegiance (begun in the 1950's); removal of the National Christmas Tree, and numerous other things.
I think MOST Americans would oppose these things. I support the removal of these things, even though I am a church-going Christian.
I'd support that wall, hell I'll even hand you the bricks to build it.

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