Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

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A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Power to them ladies

Sierra Madre, CA

#232269 Aug 29, 2014
August 2014

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#232270 Aug 29, 2014
PEE PEE PETE wrote:
<quoted text>
Well Riccardo, I know there are some bad apples on every team. I canít say some of our boys havenít done undesirable things in the past either ;)
What worries my Bruins more though, is even though UCLA is expected to be very strong this year, we do have a dastardly schedule and fully expect our game against those nasty USC Trojans will be for the Pacific 12 Championship :/
Go Bruins! I just hope we aren't lying to ourselves about our chances this season!
True, even playing back in Virginia could be difficult.
dannytome

Pittsburgh, PA

#232272 Aug 30, 2014

Anals are sweet now people give it a try your taste buds wont deny the Flavor..
lazy posts

Sierra Madre, CA

#232274 Aug 30, 2014
Soaked it good did't yeah it's still BS..
jack

Lake Charles, LA

#232275 Aug 30, 2014
I pray that homosexuals and lesbians will come to know JESUS CHRIST AS LORD !!! Before it's too late ??? HELL IS FOR REAL AND A TERRIBLE PLACE OF FIRE ??? For those who desirE. NOT to hear the WORD OF THE . LORD ???
lazy posts

Sierra Madre, CA

#232276 Aug 30, 2014
Soaked you all good didn't yeah it's still BS..
Beautiful Dreamer

Sonoma, CA

#232277 Aug 30, 2014
jack wrote:
I pray that homosexuals and lesbians will come to know JESUS CHRIST AS LORD !!! Before it's too late ??? HELL IS FOR REAL AND A TERRIBLE PLACE OF FIRE ??? For those who desirE. NOT to hear the WORD OF THE . LORD ???
You are right ! GOD hates all except those who serve his secret mission. Join us in the crusades and get thee to Nigeria to be part of us where the great battle between them must be held and we need you to join us. When you arrive at Lagos airport we will meet you with roses and love and GOD's praise. Just post your arrival time at the gate. Bless YOU!
Soaked good

Sierra Madre, CA

#232278 Aug 30, 2014
I was just talking to GOD yesterday ad we came to the same conclusion, Soaked you all good didn't yeah it's still BS..
Soaked good

Sierra Madre, CA

#232279 Aug 30, 2014
I was just talking to GOD yesterday and we came to the same conclusion, Soaked you all good didn't yeah it's still BS..

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#232283 Aug 31, 2014
jack wrote:
I pray that homosexuals and lesbians will come to know JESUS CHRIST AS LORD !!! Before it's too late ??? HELL IS FOR REAL AND A TERRIBLE PLACE OF FIRE ??? For those who desirE. NOT to hear the WORD OF THE . LORD ???
Do you post the same thing for the adulterers? and liars? etc? Since we now know that many can be born gay or bi or lesbian or asexual, please show us from the book where God is condemning his creation?

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#232284 Aug 31, 2014
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems Dan is furloughed occasionally from the Sacramento Hospital for the Criminally Insane and then gets on someone's computer. They are trying to reintroduce him into society.
CALIFORNIA'S NEGLECT of the mentally ill is a scandalous disgrace. Tens of thousands receive no treatment, languish in prisons, wander the streets or hide in homeless encampments.

Even worse, some of them share space with the criminally insane in state hospitals, where their lives are constantly endangered by those who are judged too incompetent to stand trial.

In their recent investigation of this growing problem, Chronicle staff writers Jim Doyle and Peter Fimrite described how Napa State Hospital has turned into a prison-like fortress that crams both the mentally ill and the criminally insane into overcrowded and understaffed wards.

How, you may wonder, did this grotesque situation come about?

The reason, says Stephen Mayberg, director of the state Department of Mental Health, is that the passage of California's "three strikes law" has encouraged a growing number of defendants to plead insanity when facing a lengthy prison sentence. Since 1995, the number of criminally insane patients at Napa State Hospital has more than doubled.

As a result, patient-on-patient assaults have become a near daily occurrence. Desperately understaffed, the mental hospital typically has nurses and psychiatric technicians work 16-hour "double shifts." An inadequate operating budget and dangerous conditions fail to attract skilled psychiatric professionals. At present, for example, 113 positions at Napa State Hospital have gone unfilled.

"It's not a safe place for patients to be treated," social worker Joan Gartos told Chronicle writers. Most hospital workers have only minimal experience and the most rudimentary training in handling the criminally insane.

In addition, the tiny staff, most of whom are women, cannot control the violent male inmates and are therefore unable to protect those who have been hospitalized for mental illness.

Here is a classic example of the law of unintended consequences. Californians wanted to get tough on crime. But if the state wants to maintain a strict criminal policy of "three strikes," then the Legislature must adequately fund those state hospitals that have, in effect, turned into prisons for those who plead insanity.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#232285 Aug 31, 2014
jack wrote:
I pray that homosexuals and lesbians will come to know JESUS CHRIST AS LORD !!! Before it's too late ??? HELL IS FOR REAL AND A TERRIBLE PLACE OF FIRE ??? For those who desirE. NOT to hear the WORD OF THE . LORD ???
JESUS: Luke 19:27, "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and kill them in front of me.'"

JESUS: Luke 14:26, "If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone: your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple."

JESUS: Matt 10:34, ""Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#232286 Aug 31, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
CALIFORNIA'S NEGLECT of the mentally ill is a scandalous disgrace. Tens of thousands receive no treatment, languish in prisons, wander the streets or hide in homeless encampments.
Even worse, some of them share space with the criminally insane in state hospitals, where their lives are constantly endangered by those who are judged too incompetent to stand trial.
In their recent investigation of this growing problem, Chronicle staff writers Jim Doyle and Peter Fimrite described how Napa State Hospital has turned into a prison-like fortress that crams both the mentally ill and the criminally insane into overcrowded and understaffed wards.
How, you may wonder, did this grotesque situation come about?
The reason, says Stephen Mayberg, director of the state Department of Mental Health, is that the passage of California's "three strikes law" has encouraged a growing number of defendants to plead insanity when facing a lengthy prison sentence. Since 1995, the number of criminally insane patients at Napa State Hospital has more than doubled.
As a result, patient-on-patient assaults have become a near daily occurrence. Desperately understaffed, the mental hospital typically has nurses and psychiatric technicians work 16-hour "double shifts." An inadequate operating budget and dangerous conditions fail to attract skilled psychiatric professionals. At present, for example, 113 positions at Napa State Hospital have gone unfilled.
"It's not a safe place for patients to be treated," social worker Joan Gartos told Chronicle writers. Most hospital workers have only minimal experience and the most rudimentary training in handling the criminally insane.
In addition, the tiny staff, most of whom are women, cannot control the violent male inmates and are therefore unable to protect those who have been hospitalized for mental illness.
Here is a classic example of the law of unintended consequences. Californians wanted to get tough on crime. But if the state wants to maintain a strict criminal policy of "three strikes," then the Legislature must adequately fund those state hospitals that have, in effect, turned into prisons for those who plead insanity.
Alan, so you propose increasing state spending on mental institutions? Doesn't that conflict with your broad anti-government stance?

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#232287 Aug 31, 2014
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>
Alan, so you propose increasing state spending on mental institutions? Doesn't that conflict with your broad anti-government stance?
This should be interesting. Rev?
Grapevine

Oroville, CA

#232288 Aug 31, 2014
Emelye Waldherr wrote:
HOORAY!!
Not that this will shut the bigots up but it's sure nice to get good news now and then!
:)
Michael Sam's journey to the NFL has hit another snag, but he is free to keep trying to make it with the first team that gave him a chance.

The St. Louis Rams made Sam one of their final cuts, which subjected the seventh-round pick to the league's waiver process. Any team could have put in a claim to sign Sam to their active, 53-man roster, but it appears that none have.
skel keys

Sierra Madre, CA

#232289 Aug 31, 2014
It's all over with but the crying from the GOP. Republican and tea party closet freaks.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#232290 Aug 31, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
CALIFORNIA'S NEGLECT of the mentally ill is a scandalous disgrace. Tens of thousands receive no treatment, languish in prisons, wander the streets or hide in homeless encampments.
Why don't we let those mentally ill in prison that killed their family leave prison and live with you? I will even chip in cash to see how that goes for you. A good Atheist would surely help others instead of bitching about it on the internet. Do you really think it's just a CA problem? We need the money for illegals in this state, not those that are legal.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#232291 Aug 31, 2014
Grapevine wrote:
<quoted text>
Michael Sam's journey to the NFL has hit another snag, but he is free to keep trying to make it with the first team that gave him a chance.
The St. Louis Rams made Sam one of their final cuts, which subjected the seventh-round pick to the league's waiver process. Any team could have put in a claim to sign Sam to their active, 53-man roster, but it appears that none have.
WHo cares?
skill keys

Sierra Madre, CA

#232292 Aug 31, 2014
It's all over with but the crying from the GOP, Republican and tea party closet freeks.

“UCLA Bruin Voice Of Reason!”

Since: Jun 11

West Hollywood, CA

#232293 Aug 31, 2014
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>True, even playing back in Virginia could be difficult.
We almost lost! Just as I suspected, I think we are overrated :/

Go Bruins! Unfortunately time to get out the Mylanta bottle :(

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