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Berkeley, CA

Election Poll, June 2012 - Berkeley, CA

PLan to vote Libertarian because Romney is just another Republican "borrow and spend" big government faux-conservative  (Jun 15, 2012 | post #2)

Los Angeles, CA

Election Poll, Sept 2011 - Los Angeles, CA

Trump is a freakin' idiot, always has been. Did you miss that he is a birther? Jeb is too tarnished from the mishandling of the 2000 Election in Florida. And Guiliani is pro-choice, that will never fly in the GOP  (Jun 15, 2012 | post #126)

Gay/Lesbian

Big DOMA Decision Handed Down

That would explain why the Bible Belt states have the most strident anti-Gay politics and anti-equality marriage amendments. That's the only way those states can hope to prevent incest marriages :)  (Jun 15, 2012 | post #183)

Berkeley, CA

Gay Marriage - Berkeley, CA

love, equality, rights, etc. these are all good secondary reasons to let same sex couples marry. But the fundamental reason is that marriage establishes kinship and stabilizes families. The social good this gives is the only reason we need to consider, and that stability should make conservatives push marriage equality more than the liberal view.  (Jan 20, 2012 | post #48)

Gay/Lesbian

"The Golem" has passed away.

corrected Mrs smith's error: Adults should not have sex with children. most child molestation is by straight men often family members  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #1219)

Gay/Lesbian

Patchwork Partnering: States Can't Agree on the Legal Sta...

further, going to another stayed to marry if your home state bans a particular marriage indicates some intent to break a law. where this gets tricky will be when a couple moves long after a marriage. you could argue there is an interstate commerce issue, which hasn't Been discussed yet. The problem I am waiting to see is when a foreign country that lets same sex couples marry sends a married Gay diplomat to the US, and insists on diplomatic immunity for the spouse. We are signatory to the Vienna Conventions, and treaties are the supreme law next to the Constitution. I can't wait to see the State Department squirm on that one  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #45)

Gay/Lesbian

Should same-sex marriage become legal?

do some basic biology study before you say foolish things. a baby is created from 1/2 of the father's genes, 1/2 of the mother's. plenty of opportunity for natural variants without mutations  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #1856)

Gay/Lesbian

Should same-sex marriage become legal?

polygamy has always been abusive to women, and there us every indication that the modern, funds Mormon polygamy continues to be so. that is why we ban it  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #1855)

Gay/Lesbian

Patchwork Partnering: States Can't Agree on the Legal Sta...

marriage is a contract, not a judicial / public act. states recognise each other's marriages under comity, not FFC. THAT said, the contract and property issues and simple fairness are more than enough reason to recognize marriages across stayed lines. The legal problems that DOMA creates will be its downfall  (Oct 25, 2011 | post #9)

Los Angeles, CA

Election Poll, Sept 2011 - Los Angeles, CA

or the post Gulf War 1 demilitarization worked, and Bush lied. remember how eager Bush wad to start his war before Hans Blix could finish his report  (Oct 25, 2011 | post #107)

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Who would like Darwins Theory of Evolution taken out of o...

wrong, and your article days so: "Religious books, especially the Bible and the Qur'an, are probably the most-printed books, but it is nearly impossible to find reliable sales figures for them. Print figures are missing or unreliable since these books are produced by..." but this is irrelevant to this topic. all of you are just screaming ride and crazy. Darwin belongs in science classes because he is supported by research and facts. The Bible belongs in religion ladders, because it tells us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go  (Oct 24, 2011 | post #41604)

Gay/Lesbian

Teen: Kissing another male cost me my cheerleading post

If something was stolen or vandalized , The video would be conclusive evidence to file charges. why was he kicked off the squad instead of arrested  (Oct 22, 2011 | post #477)

Gay/Lesbian

Teen: Kissing another male cost me my cheerleading post

he can't sue because anti Gau discrimination is legal in Texas, and partially legal in federal law  (Oct 22, 2011 | post #476)

Berkeley, CA

World Series 2011 - Berkeley, CA

I hate Texas. Nuff said.  (Oct 21, 2011 | post #1)

Gay/Lesbian

Should same-sex marriage become legal?

Love or children are not and have never been the purpose of marriage. Marriage is a civil contract which establishes kinship between unrelated individuals. The state's interest us the. Domestication positive that comes from this kinship. married people are healthier and wealthier, contributing to the commonweal. That is why marriage for same sex couples is inevitable, because it is good for everyone  (Oct 17, 2011 | post #1538)

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Headline:

IBM had it right: "Think"

Hometown:

SF Bay Area Suburbs

Neighborhood:

That's too personal

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The Red Sea (Ethiopian Restaurant in Oakland, CA)

I Belong To:

The Episcopal Church

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm reading email, chatting with friends on line, or working my *** off in high tech

Read My Forum Posts Because:

they're thought provoking, logical, polite

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KCBS-AM, KQED-FM, KDFC-FM

Favorite Things:

good movies

On My Mind:

my fiancé (waiting for marriage equality so we can tie the knot)

I Believe In:

God Freedom<br> The Dignity of every human (read the baptismal covenent of the Episcopal Church)