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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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disconnect them

Covina, CA

#207202 Aug 4, 2013
If you think your local cable provider has done you wrong, then It's time to kick TWC company out of your community.

Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS continued Sunday, the third day in a row and neither side indicates a resolution of their dispute over fees.

If your city council sold you another lost cause of a provider do two things, switch to Verizon and then recall all your stupid city council member's P.S. get rid of the city manager too!

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#207203 Aug 4, 2013
KiMare wrote:
"Such epi-marks are typically accrued early in development, as cells are programmed to become specific adult cell types. But, the researchers speculate, perhaps they could be inherited from a parent. Most epigenetic modifications are erased during development of germ cells and soon after fertilization so that cell lineages can be programmed with new epigenetic modifications. But if epi-marks that direct sexual development ARE NOT ERASED CORRECTLY (emphasis added), a mother could pass down epi-marks that direct female development to her son, resulting in an attraction to men, and vice versa for a father and his daughters, the researchers theorize."
http://www.the-scientist.com/
?articles.view/articleNo/33773 /title/Can-Epigenetics-Explain -Homosexuality-/
Just to be clear, this is a THEORY. It is not FACT. And based on the same article that YOU cherry-picked, there is no CLEAR agreement that this THEORY answers the question,“What causes some people to be born gay?”

Look at the wording throughout this article. At every point the author indicates that this is speculation and theory—a hypothesis.

For example:

--“Instead, the scientists POSIT…”

--“…brain MAY underlie sexual orientation…”

--“…that steer sexual development in males COULD promote homosexual…”

--“But, she cautioned, so far the THEORY “is not supported by any data.”

--“It’s a little bit vain to think we’ll find the answer to homosexuality as a whole.”

--“The answer, they HYPOTHESIZD, has to do with sensitivity to androgens.”

--“…the researchers HYPOTHESIZED that differences in sensitivity to these signals between male and female fetuses help mediate their sexual differentiation.”

--“But, the researchers SPECULATE perhaps they could be inherited…”

--“It ASSUMES the same mechanism [for development of sexual orientation] in both sexes ... and that androgen levels play an important role in the development of sexual orientation”—NEITHER OF WHICH HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED, he said.”
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Finally, there simply is NO indication that the theory represents a defective process. In fact, McCarthy, one of the neuroscientist interviewed in the article, says “Fascinating as it may be to understand the biological basis of sexual orientation, however, not everyone is convinced it’s a necessary line of investigation.“Should we test this? Is it important for us to know?” asked McCarthy.“HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT A DISEASE, IT’S A PART OF NATURAL HUMAN VARIATION. I’m not sure there’s a good reason to delve this deeply into it. I think we’ve reached the point that we have enough evidence that there’s a biological basis for sexual orientation.”
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Kim, I always appreciate when you post these little blurbs. It gives me an opportunity to show what is TRULY KNOWN about the origins of homosexuality—nothing.
laughing man

Pulaski, TN

#207204 Aug 4, 2013
disconnect them wrote:
If you think your local cable provider has done you wrong, then It's time to kick TWC company out of your community.
Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS continued Sunday, the third day in a row and neither side indicates a resolution of their dispute over fees.
If your city council sold you another lost cause of a provider do two things, switch to Verizon and then recall all your stupid city council member's P.S. get rid of the city manager too!
Who cares about CBS, Emo? Hell, who cares about TV in general? After finding YouTube, I'll never go back to Common Man "entertainment" that interrupts commercials.
sheesh

Garner, NC

#207205 Aug 4, 2013
laughing man wrote:
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So you're admitting that the sphincter is where your brain resides?
Hey mental midget, I wasn't the one announcing I was skullfucking a guy. Try to keep up with what you're saying, giggles.
Im still laughing

Chicago, IL

#207206 Aug 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Yeah, I've been constipated for 2 days!
Why don't you just ask your husband to take one or two steps back?

I'm guessing that might release the pressure.
rOTASTES

Covina, CA

#207207 Aug 4, 2013
I was told you were instructed to sit on your thumb and spin?

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#207208 Aug 4, 2013
Here is a PRECIOUS little video to help Kimare prove his "epi-marker mistake" theory...

Here's to you, Kim... A bunch of men, queening it up!

I'm not above a little queening myself...

&li st=FLmInfsP_vDaoR1byp5TnFoQ
Roach Limbaugh

Covina, CA

#207209 Aug 4, 2013
Cop of the 2013 year attacks 60-year-old man who asked for help?

This same cop attacks a 60-year-old man at a hotel, after this same civilian actually called for police help.

Officer T. Michael Wilson arrived, he fly's totally off the handle, twice throwing the nonthreatening 60-year-old to the ground.

Or was it that idiot calling himself Rush Limbaugh that upset your stomach?
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#207210 Aug 4, 2013
Im still laughing wrote:
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Why don't you just ask your husband to take one or two steps back?
I'm guessing that might release the pressure.

Are you sure you're guessing? You sound like a man of experience. Anyway, I'm not married power ranger.

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Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#207211 Aug 4, 2013
“If you can convince the lowest white man that he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him someone to look down on and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
Lyndon Johnson, 1960, remark to Bill Moyers, "What a Real President Was Like," Washington Post, 13 November 1988

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Replace the word "colored man" with "homosexual", "woman", "Muslim", "Hispanic", "Jew", etc. and you've pretty much wrapped up the entire Tea Party and Republican platform.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#207212 Aug 4, 2013
"Im still laughing" goes into a bar. The bartender says "closing time".

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#207213 Aug 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
"Im still laughing" goes into a bar. The bartender says "closing time".
I'm still having a hard time believing that you wrote fiction at some point in your life.

Hell, you freak out if someone posts a comment with more than two-dozen words.

How could someone who hates reading a few paragraphs be interested in writing fiction?

Did you write haikus?
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#207214 Aug 4, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
“If you can convince the lowest white man that he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him someone to look down on and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
Lyndon Johnson, 1960, remark to Bill Moyers, "What a Real President Was Like," Washington Post, 13 November 1988
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Replace the word "colored man" with "homosexual", "woman", "Muslim", "Hispanic", "Jew", etc. and you've pretty much wrapped up the entire Tea Party and Republican platform.
"Veteran" "homophobe" "fundie" "Christian"...

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Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#207215 Aug 4, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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I'm still having a hard time believing that you wrote fiction at some point in your life.
Hell, you freak out if someone posts a comment with more than two-dozen words.
How could someone who hates reading a few paragraphs be interested in writing fiction?
Did you write haikus?
Yes. If you were a writer you would freak out too. You take the sentence "I went to work" and turn it into a 500 word long and very boring essay. Economy of words son. Try it. Please.

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laughing man

Pulaski, TN

#207216 Aug 4, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
Lyndon Johnson, 1960, remark to Bill Moyers, "What a Real President Was Like," Washington Post, 13 November 1988
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Replace the word "colored man" with "homosexual", "woman", "Muslim", "Hispanic", "Jew", etc. and you've pretty much wrapped up the entire Tea Party and Republican platform.
I can play that game, Stain Boi. This one's for Rolf Szabo, formerly of Kodak, who got fucked over because of some Communist "human rights" homofascism.

“If you can convince the lowest homosexual that he’s better than the heterosexual, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him someone to look down on and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

Can you hear the echoes of the Stains constantly crying "bigot" and "homophobe"?
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#207217 Aug 4, 2013
veryverbose wrote:
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I'm still having a hard time believing that you wrote fiction at some point in your life.
Hell, you freak out if someone posts a comment with more than two-dozen words.
How could someone who hates reading a few paragraphs be interested in writing fiction?
Did you write haikus?
Ever read Hemmingway? Ernie didn't type words for words sake. Every single word was necessary. But just one more would be excessive.

You go on and on when you could have said it much better in a few short sentences.

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Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#207218 Aug 4, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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I'm still having a hard time believing that you wrote fiction at some point in your life.
Hell, you freak out if someone posts a comment with more than two-dozen words.
How could someone who hates reading a few paragraphs be interested in writing fiction?
Did you write haikus?
Veryverbose
Too many words
lost audience

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Im still laughing

Chicago, IL

#207219 Aug 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Veryverbose
Too many words
lost audience
I'll try to get him to keep his word count down to about 3 per sentence and remain as monosyllabic as possible.

Just for you!

Let me know if you need the assistance of pictures too.
Im still laughing

Chicago, IL

#207220 Aug 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Ever read Hemmingway? Ernie didn't type words for words sake. Every single word was necessary. But just one more would be excessive.
You go on and on when you could have said it much better in a few short sentences.
Ever read anything that didn't require a crayon?
Im still laughing man

Chicago, IL

#207221 Aug 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
"Im still laughing" goes into a bar. The bartender says "closing time".
Mrs. Frankie walks into a bar ... with his zipper in the BACK.

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