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This is a beautiful video that shows just how “normal” homosexuality is and how we deserve the right to get married just like any other “normal” couple. Being gay is something that people in every country have to deal with; How that country deals with homosexuality varies. Our concern of ending discrimination shouldn’t just be taking place in our own countries, but also those around us that have a fighting chance of making a change.
I love my girlfriend. It’s an honest, loyal, respectful relationship and I want to show the child(ren) we plan to have that we are no different from anyone else. We are loving parents who would do anything for them, regardless of the fact that our country, who should be taking care of us, has refused to do so. We are strong-willed people who will not stop fighting for our freedom. End the fight and allow us the freedoms, not privileges, that other people get without question.
music: Oliver Tank – Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion
- Guyanese, resist all calls to discriminate! (kaieteurnewsonline.com)
- Uganda’s President Claims ‘There Is No Discrimination, There Is No Persecution’ Of Gay People (thinkprogress.org)
- -City in Kansas May Force Churches to Host Gay Weddings? (answersforthefaith.com)
- The man who believes he can help gay people turn straight (telegraph.co.uk)
- Battle for Marriage is Center Stage in New Hampshire (americanclarion.com)
- Iranian cleric: LGBT are inferior to dogs and pigs (rawstory.com)
- Ugandan President Denies Anti-Gay Discrimination Exists: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Bryan Fischer: Romney’s gay spokesman a security risk (rawstory.com)
Australian backpacker Erin Langworthy, 22, is very lucky to live and tell her miraculous story of survival. While bungee jumping in Zambia, Langworthy’s cord snapped and she plunged into the crocodile-infested water below. After falling, her feet were still bound, which made for the swim out of this dangerous area that much more difficult.
What’s amazing is that she could fall head first, with her feet bound, below the world’s largest waterfall leading to a body of water with quite a lot of crocodiles and still make it out alive. This truly sounds like something that would take place in a fairytale because it’s too unbelievable to be realistic.
Mis Langworthy had said:
‘It went black straight away and I felt like I’d been slapped all over.
‘It was quite scary because a couple of times the rope actually got caught on some rocks or debris.
‘I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught on to make it to the surface.’
‘When I was first pulled out of the water they put me on my back and so all the water that I’d inhaled meant that I couldn’t breathe, so I made them roll me onto my side.
‘And that’s when I started coughing out water and blood. I think it’s definitely a miracle that I survived.’
Although this incident happened on New Year’s Eve, Langworthy has stayed in the hospital for the past week to recover from her injuries. There is an investigation into what caused this horrific accident. There have been many bungee jumps from this site and this is a rare incident. Luckily, it wasn’t fatal, given the circumstances.
- Tourist Plunges after Bungee Cord Snaps (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Bungee Cord Snaps: Erin Langworthy Survives Crocodiles in Jump Accident [VIDEO] (ibtimes.com)
- Australian woman survives after bungee cord snaps – CTV.ca (ctv.ca)
- Girl lives as bungee snaps (thesun.co.uk)
- Miracle escape for bungee jumper after chord snaps, plunging her into … – Daily Mail (dailymail.co.uk)
I’ve always thought that dogs were pretty smart, but never expected I would ever catch one behind the wheel of a car, much less, a motor home. I can barely even operate a motor home myself.
In Darwin, Australia, a dog was seen driving a motor home down the street while onlookers were left wondering if they were hallucinating.
“I came out and saw the bus going down the road. I couldn’t believe it,” McCormack said.
This isn’t the first time Woodley has tried to take the wheel, his owner explained.
“He sits next to me when I’m driving and in the driver’s seat when I’m not. The handbrake is on the dashboard and he’s seen me release it many times. He was just copying me. He’s tried it on before,” said McCormack.
The vehicle was eventually brought to a stop when bystander Phil Newton, 30, jumped in an open window and put the handbrake back on after seeing that a dog was navigating the mobile home.
“This was weird, even for the Northern Territory,” he said.
Talk about a great designated driver. He can operate the motor home while you sleep it off in the back. People are getting the right idea these days, teach your animals practical tricks such as fetching vodka and driving your vehicles. Screw the dogs who can simply ‘shake’ and ‘play dead’, those tricks do nothing for their owners except show the public that they’ve wasted a lot of valuable time teaching their pet to do something useless.
- Iowa City man convicted for mobile home arson (thegazette.com)
- McCormack banned for drink driving (autonetinsurance.co.uk)
- Couple, pets escape Huntington Beach mobile home fire (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Day 8 Darwin – Darwin, Australia (travelpod.com)
At the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club, Brisbane, a dozen man-eating bullsharks are waiting to swallow any lost balls and the sight of their fins poking through the water has even made the place a tourist attraction.
This problem was caused years ago and hasn’t been much of a concern. Unfortunately, the sharks are now breeding and thriving at this Queensland golf course. A river broke its banks and the sharks were stranded where the water had receded.
‘There’s no drama, it’s become a positive thing for the golf course. They are amazing. I’ve become a shark lover since working here.’
Although there are only 6 bull sharks in these water for the time being, that number is set to rise due to the fact that there are both females and males that have started breeding.
The sharks, which are between 8ft and 10ft long, have proved quite a hit at corporate events and their fins have even been spotted during wedding ceremonies held on the course.
- Killer Sharks Invade Golf Course In Oz (news.sky.com)
- Hazardous Play: Sharks Infest Lake Of Australian Golf Course (mediaite.com)
- Boy Catches Shark In Fresh Water, ‘Today Show’ Reports On The Dramatic Capture (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Play Golf On Some Of The World’s Best Courses During Your Next Cruise (cruisesonlyblog.blogspot.com)
Huffington Post – The Obama administration publicly announced Monday that it has denied immigration rights to Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk — a gay couple in San Francisco that has been married for seven years — and ordered the deportation of Makk to his native Australia, according to SFGate. Makk applied for permanent residency as a spouse of a U.S. citizen when his visa expired, but he was denied, as his same-sex marriage is not federally recognized.
Makk is the primary caregiver to Wells, who suffers from AIDS. The couple has lived together for 19 years and legally married in Massachusetts in 2004.
Although President Obama announced just last month that he would fight to repeal the controversial Defense of Marriage Act that bans same-sex marriage, his administration cited that very act in the decision.
Until the act is repealed, the White House has vowed to enforce it on a case-by-case basis. In this case, Makk has lived in the United States for more than 20 years, owns a San Francisco business, has no criminal history, has never lived here illegally and is the primary caregiver to his husband.
The timing of the deportation is especially stressful for the ailing Wells, who suffers from advanced AIDS and was rushed to the emergency room in June with symptoms of a heart attack, according to SFWeekly. Wells could join Makk in Australia, but he would be forced to give up his medical insurance.
I’m married just like any other married person in this country. At this point, the government can come in and take my husband and deport him. It’s infuriating. It’s upsetting. I have no power, no right to keep my husband in this country. I love this country, I live here, I pay taxes and I have no right to share my home with the person I married. Anyone can identify with the horror of having the government come in and destroy your family when you’ve done nothing wrong, and you’ve done everything right, followed every law.
Makk will be forced to leave the country by August 25.
UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon, Anthony John Makk and Bradford Wells announced that they will be appealing their Defense of Marriage Act visa denial, as reported by SF Weekly. SF Weekly also reported that Nancy Pelosi has reached out to urge the Obama administration to reconsider the decision. Her office released the following statement: “Leader Pelosi has formally contacted USCIS on behalf of her constituents and will be working to exhaust all appropriate immigration remedies that are currently open to pursue.”
By: Kelli Knight
Dr Alastair Kenneth Senior, 40, had made a hovercraft from a kit and was planning to fly it for the first time. Kenneth, from Australia, was with friends and family on Muriwai beach in Auckland. He decided to check one of the propellers when it suddenly came off and hit him in the head.
His partner and good friend were there and witnessed the entire incident. Most people stand by the fact that home made hovercrafts are safe and are currently investigating what led to this incident.
According to a letter published in the Sydney Journal of Medicine, an 45-year-old Australian man in treatment for alcoholism was found to be dangerously drunk after ingesting six 375 milliliter bottles of hand sanitizer from his hospital bathroom. (That’s as much liquid as three wine bottles!) His blood alcohol level was 0.271 percent, half way to the often-lethal 0.5 percent. The primary ingredient in most hand sanitizers is isopropyl alcohol, which is not generally considered safe for human consumption. It can still get you drunk—but not without making you sick. And the non-alcoholic additives of hand sanitizers (like fragrances) can be even more dangerous.
Doctors called this case the worst any of them had seen, but it’s hardly the first time someone has tried to get drunk off hand sanitizer. Doctors have been reporting alarming incidents for years, often in hospitals. And YouTube is full of videos of teens daring each other to take shots of Germ-X. These cases have led physicians to call for safer hand sanitizer dispenser designs—especially the installation of non-removable canisters in public restrooms, which would make it harder for alcohol-starved to gulp it straight from the bottle.
I don’t understand why there even needs to be hand sanitizer in inpatient treatment centers. There is soap and water that would work just fine, in my opinion. Instead of spending money to re-structure the dispensers, they should just not have hand sanitizer as an option.