Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 | Posted by: Topix | Full story: www.cnn.com

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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OUR Wal-Mart, a group of current and former workers that have been staging protests at its stores, held a press conference in Washington, to pressure the discounter to pay all of its full-time workers at least $25,000 a year.

It's planning another round of protests at its stores on the day after Thanksgiving, the traditional kickoff for the holiday shopping season.
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correction...the moon is around 1.2 light seconds ( I dont know how I always say that wrong, not the first time )

It is like seeing a person use a hammer far away, the sight of it gets to you faster than the sound.

But the light also takes time, just over 186,282 miles a second.

The sun is

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<quoted text>One time ( years ago ) I was there with the Santa Barbara group, nice people.

Yeah. it is a gawkers hobby :)

No matter how many times you see something, you never tire of it.

I am a Nebula hound, my wife loves locating galaxies

But when the kids come out ( usually in light polluted areas ) we stick to planets, the moon, maybe a globular cluster or a bright nebula.

It usually leads into questions about the speed of light, and time, every time you look at anything, you are looking backwards in time. The Moon is a few seconds, the Sun 8 minutes, we are seeing it as it was 8 minutes ago. The further away you look the further back in time you are looking.

Naked eye you can ( if you know exactly where to look ) see the center of the Andromeda Galaxy, and back in time 2.2 million years.

With the aid of a small telescope into the tens and hundreds of millions of years, seeing more distant galaxies that are further away.
Yes,we are going back to SB in Nov,
I hope the group is there again as
well.You are right,you can never get
tired of seeing the amazing sky!
That's cool that you can see ancient
galaxies,I didn't know that was
possible......
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Cali Girl 13 wrote:
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Yes,we are going back to SB in Nov,
I hope the group is there again as
well.You are right,you can never get
tired of seeing the amazing sky!
That's cool that you can see ancient
galaxies,I didn't know that was
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Not my group, I am involved in a group in northern California

but I was down south once and hooked up with the SB group, they were really nice people.

It isn’t that they are ancient ( well they are, you aren’t wrong ) it is that it took hundreds of millions of years for the light to get where they were, to hit our eyes now. They could have blown up millions of years ago, and we wouldn’t t know it yet.( not likely ) as we are seeing them as they were millions upon millions of years ago.

Even the Moon when you look at the moon you are seeing it how it was 1.2 second ago.

When you see the sun, you are seeing how it was 8 minutes ago.

It is true of everything, even looking across the street you are seeing back in time... but only by split nanoseconds, so close to “now” you would never know the difference.

The closet star is over 4 light years away, we see the light it generated over 4 years ago.

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<quoted text>Not my group, I am involved in a group in northern California

but I was down south once and hooked up with the SB group, they were really nice people.

It isnÂ’t that they are ancient ( well they are, you arenÂ’t wrong ) it is that it took hundreds of millions of years for the light to get where they were, to hit our eyes now. They could have blown up millions of years ago, and we wouldnÂ’t t know it yet.( not likely ) as we are seeing them as they were millions upon millions of years ago.

Even the Moon when you look at the moon you are seeing it how it was 1.2 second ago.

When you see the sun, you are seeing how it was 8 minutes ago.

It is true of everything, even looking across the street you are seeing back in time... but only by split nanoseconds, so close to “now” you would never know the difference.

The closet star is over 4 light years away, we see the light it generated over 4 years ago.
That's amazing to me....

“Vita e' Bella.”

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Do you show the kids your great big telescope?
If Big D was real nice, and said please, he just might get an invite to the Vatican observatory.

http://www.vaticanobservatory.org/index.php/e...
In its historical roots and traditions the Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world. For the first foreshadowing of the Observatory can be traced to the constitution by Pope Gregory XIII of a committee to study the scientific data and implications involved in the reform of the calendar which occurred in 1582. The committee included Father Christoph Clavius, a Jesuit mathematician from the Roman College, who expounded and explained the reform. From that time and with some degree of continuity the Papacy has manifested an interest in and support for astronomical research. In fact, three early observatories were founded by the Papacy: the Observatory of the Roman College (1774-1878)(illustrated), the Observatory of the Capitol (1827-1870), and the Specula Vaticana (1789-1821) in the Tower of the Winds within the Vatican. These early traditions of the Observatory reached their climax in the mid-nineteenth century with the researches at the Roman College of the famous Jesuit, Father Angelo Secchi, the first to classify stars according to their spectra. With these rich traditions as a basis and in order to counteract the longstanding accusations of a hostility of the Church towards science, Pope Leo XIII in 1891 formally refounded the Specola Vaticana (Vatican Observatory) and located it on a hillside behind the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Several religious orders contributed personnel and directors to the Observatory. These included Barnabites, Oratorians, Augustinians, and Jesuits.


For a little more than four decades astronomical research, which included a prominent international program to map the whole sky, was carried out in the shadow of St. Peter's, but it eventually became obvious that the urban growth of the Eternal City was brightening the sky to such an extent that the fainter stars could no longer be studied.

Thus it was that Pope Pius XI provided a new location for the Observatory at the Papal Summer Residence at Castel Gandolfo [ illustrated ] in the Alban Hills some 25 kilometers southeast of Rome.

Father Angelo Secchi in the foreground is surrounded by (from leftbackground to right foreground) Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Leo XIII, and Pope Pius XI. Painting by Fantini.
It is here that the modern observatory, entrusted to the Jesuits, was refounded in the 1930s with the construction of two new telescopes, the installation of an astrophysical laboratory for spectrochemical analysis, and the expansion of several important research programs on variable stars. With the installation of a Schmidt wide-angle telescope in 1957 research was extended to other topics such as new techniques for the classification of stars according to their spectra. This is still an active program at the observatory and recalls the pioneering work of Angelo Secchi.

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correction...the moon is around 1.2 light seconds ( I dont know how I always say that wrong, not the first time )

It is like seeing a person use a hammer far away, the sight of it gets to you faster than the sound.

But the light also takes time, just over 186,282 miles a second.

The sun is
Kind of like lightning and thunder!!
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Are thee really that many idiots who post their nasty filth on this site?
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If Big D was real nice, and said please, he just might get an invite to the Vatican observatory.
http://www.vaticanobservatory.org/index.php/e...
In its historical roots and traditions the Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world. For the first foreshadowing of the Observatory can be traced to the constitution by Pope Gregory XIII of a committee to study the scientific data and implications involved in the reform of the calendar which occurred in 1582. The committee included Father Christoph Clavius, a Jesuit mathematician from the Roman College, who expounded and explained the reform. From that time and with some degree of continuity the Papacy has manifested an interest in and support for astronomical research. In fact, three early observatories were founded by the Papacy: the Observatory of the Roman College (1774-1878)(illustrated), the Observatory of the Capitol (1827-1870), and the Specula Vaticana (1789-1821) in the Tower of the Winds within the Vatican. These early traditions of the Observatory reached their climax in the mid-nineteenth century with the researches at the Roman College of the famous Jesuit, Father Angelo Secchi, the first to classify stars according to their spectra. With these rich traditions as a basis and in order to counteract the longstanding accusations of a hostility of the Church towards science, Pope Leo XIII in 1891 formally refounded the Specola Vaticana (Vatican Observatory) and located it on a hillside behind the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
Several religious orders contributed personnel and directors to the Observatory. These included Barnabites, Oratorians, Augustinians, and Jesuits.
For a little more than four decades astronomical research, which included a prominent international program to map the whole sky, was carried out in the shadow of St. Peter's, but it eventually became obvious that the urban growth of the Eternal City was brightening the sky to such an extent that the fainter stars could no longer be studied.
Thus it was that Pope Pius XI provided a new location for the Observatory at the Papal Summer Residence at Castel Gandolfo [ illustrated ] in the Alban Hills some 25 kilometers southeast of Rome.
Father Angelo Secchi in the foreground is surrounded by (from leftbackground to right foreground) Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Leo XIII, and Pope Pius XI. Painting by Fantini.
It is here that the modern observatory, entrusted to the Jesuits, was refounded in the 1930s with the construction of two new telescopes, the installation of an astrophysical laboratory for spectrochemical analysis, and the expansion of several important research programs on variable stars. With the installation of a Schmidt wide-angle telescope in 1957 research was extended to other topics such as new techniques for the classification of stars according to their spectra. This is still an active program at the observatory and recalls the pioneering work of Angelo Secchi.
They have a very interesting telescope, not what you would call a normal one, really fast ( F stop )

Interesting to note the that one of the primary Originators of the expansion theories ( now called big bang ) was a Catholic Priest, proving that a moment of creation did happen as opposed to the steady state theory.

He turned out to be correct.

There was an instant of creation some 13 billion years ago.

The earth is a youngster compared to the universe, we are a second, possibly third generation system

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%...

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Are thee really that many idiots who post their nasty filth on this site?
What nasty filth?
Do you know why 6 was mad?
Because 7, 8 9.......

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<quoted text>They have a very interesting telescope, not what you would call a normal one, really fast ( F stop )

Interesting to note the that one of the primary Originators of the expansion theories ( now called big bang ) was a Catholic Priest, proving that a moment of creation did happen as opposed to the steady state theory.

He turned out to be correct.

There was an instant of creation some 13 billion years ago.

The earth is a youngster compared to the universe, we are a second, possibly third generation system

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%...
Very interesting!
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Just ask for donations, they will give it to you?
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They have a very interesting telescope, not what you would call a normal one, really fast ( F stop )
Interesting to note the that one of the primary Originators of the expansion theories ( now called big bang ) was a Catholic Priest, proving that a moment of creation did happen as opposed to the steady state theory.
He turned out to be correct.
There was an instant of creation some 13 billion years ago.
The earth is a youngster compared to the universe, we are a second, possibly third generation system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%...
When I bring up poly MARRIAGE but you loudly complain it is off topic.
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Very interesting!
It is, surprised me to when I first learned that.

Einstein was arguing against him, but Einstein was wrong, and Lemaitre correct.

As I understood it, he lived just long enough ( like days before he died ) to learn that he was confirmed as correct.
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October 29, 2013..

Glendora, California Officials Provide Water Conservation Update October 24, 2013 meeting?

What a baloney meeting that was, what wasn't told to the public was "a 7 year water conservation abuser" that the Chris Jeffers of the Glendora city hall has allowed to break the water conservation laws of the city of Glendora, California

So for anyone who has been threaten by a water conservation person of Rafael Perez can just tell them to stuff that tickets or warning notices back where the sun don't shine.

More lies coming from Glendora city hall. BS department.
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If Big D was real nice, and said please, he just might get an invite to the Vatican observatory.
http://www.vaticanobservatory.org/index.php/e...
In its historical roots and traditions the Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world. For the first foreshadowing of the Observatory can be traced to the constitution by Pope Gregory XIII of a committee to study the scientific data and implications involved in the reform of the calendar which occurred in 1582. The committee included Father Christoph Clavius, a Jesuit mathematician from the Roman College, who expounded and explained the reform. From that time and with some degree of continuity the Papacy has manifested an interest in and support for astronomical research. In fact, three early observatories were founded by the Papacy: the Observatory of the Roman College (1774-1878)(illustrated), the Observatory of the Capitol (1827-1870), and the Specula Vaticana (1789-1821) in the Tower of the Winds within the Vatican. These early traditions of the Observatory reached their climax in the mid-nineteenth century with the researches at the Roman College of the famous Jesuit, Father Angelo Secchi, the first to classify stars according to their spectra. With these rich traditions as a basis and in order to counteract the longstanding accusations of a hostility of the Church towards science, Pope Leo XIII in 1891 formally refounded the Specola Vaticana (Vatican Observatory) and located it on a hillside behind the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
Several religious orders contributed personnel and directors to the Observatory. These included Barnabites, Oratorians, Augustinians, and Jesuits.
For a little more than four decades astronomical research, which included a prominent international program to map the whole sky, was carried out in the shadow of St. Peter's, but it eventually became obvious that the urban growth of the Eternal City was brightening the sky to such an extent that the fainter stars could no longer be studied.
Thus it was that Pope Pius XI provided a new location for the Observatory at the Papal Summer Residence at Castel Gandolfo [ illustrated ] in the Alban Hills some 25 kilometers southeast of Rome.
Father Angelo Secchi in the foreground is surrounded by (from leftbackground to right foreground) Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Leo XIII, and Pope Pius XI. Painting by Fantini.
It is here that the modern observatory, entrusted to the Jesuits, was refounded in the 1930s with the construction of two new telescopes, the installation of an astrophysical laboratory for spectrochemical analysis, and the expansion of several important research programs on variable stars. With the installation of a Schmidt wide-angle telescope in 1957 research was extended to other topics such as new techniques for the classification of stars according to their spectra. This is still an active program at the observatory and recalls the pioneering work of Angelo Secchi.
Religious telescope BAD!!!
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Cali Girl 13 wrote:
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Kind of like lightning and thunder!!
Exactly like that, yes.

but in astronomical terms, we are measuring the speed of light, rather than the speed of sound.

Sound = 768 miles an hour

Light is 186,282 miles a second

Some people can grasp this, others struggle with it, but the farther away we look, the farther back in time we are looking.
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Religious telescope BAD!!!
Heads up Frankie, my lil brother figured out a way to email a fart.
:o)
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I love it when a rainbow approved poster gets in a civil conversation with an unapproved poster, the approved poster gets good judge-its and the unapproved poster gets bad ones for the same conversation. Ah yes. Liberalism.
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NE Jane wrote:
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Heads up Frankie, my lil brother figured out a way to email a fart.
:o)
The young lad doesn't approve of my retirement. Makes him mad. He has many issues about it. He thinks it's funny that I can't walk though. What a guy!

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