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Will Gay Marriage Destroy the American Family?
December 6, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A three-judge panel is considering California's same sex marriage ban at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
The supporters of Prop 8 spent almost $39,000,000 to get this one issue to the ballot.
Those who opposed Prop 8 spent just over $44,000,000 in an attempt to defeat this issue.
Imagine the myriad of causes that could have benefited from $83,000,000! That's 83 MILLION dollars! (Millions of additional dollars continue to be spent on both sides of this issue).
The National Organization for Marriage, as well as many religious groups state that 7 million Californian's voted in 2008 to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. What they fail to state is that 6,401,482 Californians voted against it. And one "arrogant" federal court judge found it unconstitutional.
Many have even gone as far as to predict the destruction of the family structure.
"Laws supporting gay unions as equal to traditional marriage will ultimately, completely destroy the family structure as we know it today within 20yrs."
The Washington Post
Now, shall we consider some facts?
Last Updated (Friday, 29 April 2011 16:09)
Technology... is it too much, to fast?
Unfortunately, our world is becoming faster than we can keep up with... and less patient as well.
A good example is cell phones and "smart" devices. Phone models change at least once/year, and people have become so accustomed to this change that they don't recognize a good thing when it's sitting in the "Palm" of their own hand. Half the miraculous upgrades are shameful and not upgrades at all, but rather a slick marketing ploy to get us to crave what we don't have. "Oh geez... they now have an 8 megapixel camera instead of 6 that still takes mediocre pics... GOTTA HAVE IT!"
WebOS is by far the most useful OS on the market (IMO), it multi-tasks and simply out performs every other OS, hands down. Now that I've said that, there's also a down side... Unfortunately Palm fell short of getting its innovative product out on the market with decent hardware that could make it compete. Now it seems that HP is following in the exact same footsteps with the HP Veer (a complete bust) and the long-not-so-awaited Pre 3 (a bust before it ever hits the market... if it ever will) is completely off the radar. But I digress...
Any time you compare hardware, software, apps, operating systems, etc, it's very often a technical toss up, but the purchase is based on personal preference, style, and quite possibly how cool it makes you feel to own it, touch it, and constantly show it off. People typically love what they've bought and dislike what they didn't buy. Then we spend the next several months trying to convince everyone else to think the same way we do... isn't that what is't really about??? And then the next generation product is released and we start the cycle all over again!
So whether you're an Apple or a PC, an "i" or a "my", don't forget that the bottom line for any company is to take your money; as much as they can, and as often as often as they can. Patience is something we are rapidly losing in this new throw-away/upgrade world of instant gratification. Personally, as long as it works and meets my needs, I'll sit back for a while and watch the "clouds" pass by... until the next upgrade is announced, of course!
Last Updated (Monday, 15 August 2011 20:37)
Election 2010 - How many wasted trees??? How many wasted dollars???
Ok, it's Election time all over the country.
I'm just one guy with one house, one address, and about one million political fliers sitting on my front porch. You'll easily recognize my house by the politically littered front yard. When ever I come home form my "day job", it gives me great pleasure to tear up the political junk fliers and leave them on the porch and to let them fly around my yard. You'd think the next guy passing out misleading political BS would get the hint that I'm not interested in reading about empty promises, and mud slinging - opponent bashing, right? Nope... Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!
Last Updated (Thursday, 02 December 2010 16:00)