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Study: Meth Use Poses HIV Risk for Younger Gays

But on a more serious note..... it is a common sense study. People tend to lower their inhibitions when under the influence of most drugs, including alcohol and meth. And sad reality is that many will be willing to do more in order to get their fix (pnp parties, prostitute themselves for cash/drugs, etc). The risk is for any user.  (Aug 8, 2011 | post #4)

Gay/Lesbian

Study: Meth Use Poses HIV Risk for Younger Gays

Damn it, I never gave them permission to use my picture for this article!  (Aug 8, 2011 | post #3)

Gay/Lesbian

NH town sued for discrimination over HIV, AIDS

Judge should look at this and ask the town: "why are treating this group different from all the others that you did not foreclose on or penalize".... see how they answer that.  (Jul 27, 2011 | post #2)

Gay/Lesbian

Supreme Court to Decide if HIV-Positive Pilot Can Sue

When I looked at a few more of their reports, the FAA will disqualify someone with HIV from obtaining a pilots license unless they meet certain criteria. Here is the link: http://www.faa.gov /about/office_org/ headquarters_offic es/avs/offices/aam /ame/guide/dec_con s/disease_prot/hiv / If you want to know why they have this, I cannot answer.  (Jun 23, 2011 | post #16)

El Paso Times

Chat live Friday with Rev. Michael Rodriguez on partner b...

I love Dante's Inferno... but I believe in no afterlife nor any deity as you most likely do.  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #14)

Gay/Lesbian

Supreme Court to Decide if HIV-Positive Pilot Can Sue

Ooops.... Upon further investigation, I was wrong...HIV status can be cause for disqualification. So yes, the pilot did have to disclose to them.... But the notice by the SSA was wrong as well. People have to be able to trust that confidentiality will remain intact or we will continue to have issues with people NOT disclosing their status out of fear.  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #12)

Gay/Lesbian

Supreme Court to Decide if HIV-Positive Pilot Can Sue

There is noting in the law that states a person must divulge HIV status to a licensing agency. Even the FAA does not require disclosure of this: http://www.faa.gov /licenses_certific ates/medical_certi fication/faq/respo nse6/ The issue here is that his confidentiality rights were violated and the FAA violated their own policies.  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #11)

El Paso Times

Chat live Friday with Rev. Michael Rodriguez on partner b...

The same way people from other religious views can pray to their higher power and condone things that you find offensive. It is your belief system and yours alone....not one to be forced upon society. Otherwise we are no better than many of the theocracies/milita nt groups that wish our destruction simply because it is their belief. Be as religious as you like and live life as you wish, but realize that people do not view all things the same and unless someone is forcing you or your loved ones to have an abortion, marry someone of the same sex or provide benefits for someone you don't like, then it is not affecting you in the least. Oh, and before you claim "my tax dollars", that is part of living in a diverse society. I resent that I have to pay taxes on my property and earnings while a church does not, or that the largest amount of my property taxes goes the school district yet I have no children, or to a war I don't support..etc etc...but that is part of our society and I deal with.  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #5)

El Paso Times

Cielo Vista library awarded 'gold' certification for gree...

I know this looks like a great thing to have stamped on a building but what people do not realize is that this cost the taxpayers anywhere from 20-30% more in construction cost. The same materials could have been specified without the paperwork certification at a savings to all of us. But that's bureaucracy for you.  (Jun 15, 2011 | post #1)

El Paso Times

City Council reverses voters on partner benefits

If we were a true democracy, no civil rights items would ever pass. Segregation based on race and economic situation would be the norm (as it still is in many places). Women and certain religious groups would be regulated to second class status with no guarantee of equal access. Those in the majority will never allow those in the minority to gain power. Hence our system of government (republic) where we have what is know as "checks and balances" There are certain things that can never be put to a popular vote. "In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority." James Madison  (Jun 14, 2011 | post #59)

El Paso Times

Report: 70 pct of arms seized in Mexico from US

So 70% of the 29000 guns whose serial numbers came from the US...... and what percentage to total weapons seized by the Mexican government comprises this 29000? The reason the number is so high is that mexico is only turning over guns that CAN be traced back to US with serial numbers. The ten of thousands that are seized from China and Russia that are not traceable never get added to those totals. It is all number game. When you have fully automatic weapons, grenades and rocket launchers being seized, as we seen in pictures of these busts, you know that many weapons are coming across the southern border. Blaming the US for their violence problem is like blaming McDonald's for your diabetes.  (Jun 14, 2011 | post #8)

Gay/Lesbian

Federal Judge Upholds Ordinance Taking Domestic Benefits ...

I loathe to think of how many civil rights would never have passed including interacial marriage had the "will of the people" been allowed. Civil rights and certain laws simply cannot be put to a vote.....hence the representative republic type of government, which is what we truly are.  (May 24, 2011 | post #9)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay judge never weighed dropping Prop 8 case

Loving vs Virginia was ruled on in 1967 and abolished laws prohibiting interracial marriage by a 9-0 vote. This was ruled before Thurgood Marshall was appointed to Supreme Court that same year. Now had Marshall be on that court and was part of 9-0 ruling, would it make it any less correct? Of course not. Judge Walker made every effort to detail his ruling, it wasn't just a "because I said so" type decision but a 137 page explanation including a response to every "justificatio n" the proponents of Prop 8 made in trying to defend their views.  (Apr 7, 2011 | post #52)

Gay/Lesbian

President Of Gay, Lesbian Center In Enid Accused Of Moles...

A person can become a suspect by simply being accused, being in the wrong place at wrong time or by sheer coincidence. Once an officer decides someone is or might be a suspect, do you think they take their time to clear the person, or begin looking for evidence to make an arrest? Remember, the police have the burden of proof when it comes to investigation. And who has the burden to prove their innocence? The "suspect ", be they guilty or not.  (Mar 28, 2011 | post #13)

Gay/Lesbian

Investigation Reveals Depth of Chick-Fil-A's Ties to Anti...

While I agree that franchise owners will suffer (and by default, their employees), it seems that they knew what kind of corporation they were getting into. The first clue is their desire to check on personal lives and interview children. Any corporation that wants access to your kids should be red flagged off the bat....  (Mar 23, 2011 | post #21)

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