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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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Posted:http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=25384
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Go Bush and friends!

whatever will he get up to next?

Josh


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OrangeBobo
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

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Posted:Quote:
As he told the Federal Times last week, "People confuse conduct and sexual orientation as the same thing, and I don't think they are." So while you can't be fired for bringing your same-sex partner to the office picnic, you can be fired for being gay.




*sigh* When will they get it?

~ Bobo


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Jeeeeeezoos!! How are there people like this Bloch character in positions like this? Obviously trying to use words and changing deffinitions to push his own personal views forward through the legal system. He's not their to guide the public, he is a servant of the public who should bend to the needs of the public.

How much does work like this cost the American public?!?! Shouldn't it be spent doing good not creating insults like this to their tax payers.


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

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Posted:um. ya. i'm speechless. has the Bush administration lost its mind??

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Has the Bush administration ever had a mind?

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:good point.

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

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Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:*sigh*

JUST what I want to read after getting back from a brilliant holiday.

Can I move to Canada? Please? And take Mand with me?


Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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mech
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

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Posted:ok so let me state this VERY palinly, for what i understand you can be fired for being gay?

does this mean that soon you will be firable for being incompatant at ur job, does this finaly mean bush will be fired for being s**t at his job?


Step (el-nombrie)

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Portland Oregon USA

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Posted:we can only hope Mech, we can only hope. But what will we get in his place? *shudder*

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Ok, I see no mention of this on the Human Rights Campaign website. Nor on the ACLU site.

I find it unlikely that a single administrator could overturn a 20-year policy like that.


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MillenniuM
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

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Posted:As terrible as this is, and believe me, I do agree, it is absolutely horrendous, the given article is grossly biased and gives only part of the story.

Looking strictly at the laws, he was legally obligated to remove the protection. Gay and lesbian people aren't covered under the US civil rights laws, so they can't be specifically corrected.

Not only that, he's issued a review on the case as well - I believe he is against his own ruling as much as anyone else is, but it is his legal obligation to remove the protection.

I'd also like to voice my opinion about the blatant Bush bashing on these forums - he's a terrible political person, makes a ton of stupid calls in my opinion, and I think there's thousands of people that could do a better job. But that doesn't mean everything that goes wrong in this country is his fault. Stating "chalk another one up for Bush" after every single thing that goes wrong in the country is just as bad as his rediculous statements that Clinton is to blame for our current situation. I think that if someone came on these forums and blindly attacked the democratic candidate/president, you'd all be offended... as would I. My mother is very much guilty of being on the Bush Bashing Squad, and it makes me cringe every time I hear her being so damned hypocritical.


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Kaji


Kaji

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Location: Vansterdam

Total posts: 564
Posted:On behalf of all Canadians I would like to extend an invitation to all americans who are dissatisfied with the Bush administation to the true north strong and free.

But what if you're bi? do they only fire half of you?


In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

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Posted:Quote:
But what if you're bi? do they only fire half of you





cool good point that'd make a nice signature.... cool



As far as bush bashing goes, I won't waste my time cause I find it difficult to pick words to do my contempt for him justice. ubbrollsmile


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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Posted:Quote:
But what if you're bi? do they only fire half of you







Maybe they only allow you to work part-time..... ubbrollsmile





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Kaji


Kaji

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Maybe they only allow you to work part-time..... ubbrollsmile



ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol


In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.

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MillenniuM
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck


Total posts: 595
Posted:I wish I could move to Canada to escape the looney American life.

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane

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Posted:no loonies in canada? but what about patrick?

but on topic, as mentioned, most newspaper articles have a problem giving both sides of the story. does anyone have some good links where there's a different perspective?


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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no loonies in canada? but what about patrick?


I have dispatched a team of ninja-badger to fix you my pretty! ubbloco tongue spank spank


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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Posted:And Patrick just proved that Cananaducks are as ubbloco as the rest of us.

hug hug wave wave


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Proud member of the HoP DPS.
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MillenniuM
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck


Total posts: 595
Posted:Quote:


but on topic, as mentioned, most newspaper articles have a problem giving both sides of the story. does anyone have some good links where there's a different perspective?


http://www.365gay.com/newscon04/03/031704fedWorkers.htm
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Pro-gay site (Or so it seems from the few things I've read, don't blame me if I'm wrong) which states his actions weren't exactly evil in nature. It sucks, of course, and I think everyone here would agree it is a terrible incident, but his job is not to impose his own or anyone else's morals upon the law, but rather to rule by the laws.


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NYC


NYC

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Posted:Now I'm totally confused.

See this is the kind of thread that WOULD have been in "Political" but now has been merged and I CERTAINLY thought it would now be in "Social Discussion" rather than "Social Chat"... but then again, I'm no moderator.

Or should I have posted this post in "Social Discussion" as it is a Discussion of a Chat topic?

Are we posting our Bush Bashing under "Chat" or "Discussion"? Cuz being that I live in one of the most Liberal places on Earth (Which I do believe the East Village of New York City to be) I occationally like to take a break from my Bush Bashing to do thinks like eat and brush my teeth and discuss how my Poi friends are doing.

And when will there be a forum where we can fight each other through our computer interfaces like the Matirx? I think HoP should work on that too.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted:we can have a go with the current interface if you like nyc?

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*in best streetfighter II voice*

round one... FIGHT!!

Code:coleman throws: swooping left hook


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:we can have a go with the current interface if you like nyc?

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*in best streetfighter II voice*

round one... FIGHT!!

Code:coleman throws: swooping left hook
to: floating ribs


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

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Posted:oo ooo go for the tiger uppercut ubbrollsmile

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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NYC


NYC

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Posted:*Slow motion dodge while camera pans around behind Coleman in bullet time... NYC grabs Cole's wrist, Cole reverses and throws NYC directly upwards through skylight.*

I see. NOW we have degraded this to a CHAT. confused


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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Posted:Hey NYC,

I didnt think there would be anything more than 1-liners posted to this topic, so I figured it belonged in Social Chat smile I wasnt even attempting to start a conversation - just sharing a link I was passed by a friend.

Perhaps you can single handedly raise the intellectual level of the discussion enough to have the thread graduate to social Discussion? wink

Josh


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