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Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, shares why he hasn't written about a girl who taught him how to love. Through pain, regret, and hope, Ryan shares unfinished thoughts on Forgotten Voices.
http://www.forgottenvoices.org/blog/2012/02/20/iwanttotellyouabouthe/Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, shares why he hasn't written about a... more
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I know how Copernicus must have felt. He's the fellow who first posited that the Sun, and not Earth, was at the center of the universe. For his trouble he was branded a heretic and ostrasized by the Catholic church. It turns out Nicolaus was right and the Pope, not so much. It's a familiar story. It has legs. It's still happening at the hands of the far right ignorati.I know how Copernicus must have felt. He's the fellow who first posited that the... more
By David Ferguson
Friday, December 30, 2011
Raw Story’s managing director Mike Rogers was a guest on Thursday’s The Ed Show, discussing Ron Paul and the real ramifications of the candidate’s views on “states’ rights,” civil rights, and the rights of LGBT people under a potential Paul administration.
Related: Paul once criticized equal pay, AIDS patients, sexual harassment victims
The Paul campaign prominently featured the endorsement of Rev. Phillip G. Kayser, a Christian pastor who believes that gays should be executed in accordance with “Biblical law.” Kayser is a Paul supporter, saying that he believes that Rep. Paul’s policies are consistent with a Biblical world view. As Kayser’s more controversial statements have come to light, the Paul 2012 website scrubbed any mention of the pastor.
Rogers pointed out that Congressman Paul has left a trail of contradictory statements on the rights of gays and minorities and indicates that this may be part of a pattern of disinformation and obfuscation. He added that Paul may even be using the guise of so-called “libertarianism” as a springboard toward the goal of rolling back all civil rights legislation, effectively stripping away the hard-won rights of any U.S. citizens who are not part of the white, heterosexual mainstream.
Rep. Paul has said before that he would not have voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a view that is shared by his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-TN), who claimed that the Civil Rights Act was an intrusion on the rights of businesses owners, who he feels should be able to determine for themselves who they will and will not serve.
These views led the Southern Poverty Law Center to dub Rand Paul an “extremist,” over a view his father has actively promoted.
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"I watched this last night on the Ed Show, what do you folks make of it???"By David Ferguson Friday, December 30, 2011 Raw Story’s managing director... more
By David Edwards
Friday, December 23, 2011
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made it clear at an event in Columbia, South Carolina Friday that they were for the Confederate flag but against allowing HIV-positive people to enlist in the military.
At a town hall lunch event, a young black man stood up to ask the candidate what he would do to include minorities as president.
“I’m not for outreach,” Gingrich explained. “I’m for inclusion. And I’ll explain the difference. Outreach is when five white guys hold a meeting and then call you. Inclusion is when you are in the meeting. … I will tell you, unlike some candidates, if the NAACP invites me to come to their annual convention, I’m going to come there, and I’m going to invite them to join us in getting America back on the right track.”
Read More: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/23/gingrich-supporters-cheer-confederate-flag-in-south-carolina/
"I found this speech (campaign) to be a bit Curious, it is almost as though the folks that were allowed to ask questions were Planted, that could just be how I saw it, so I bring it to you Folks to see what you think..."By David Edwards Friday, December 23, 2011 Supporters of Republican presidential... more
Ryan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, wins a prestigious award for his efforts to help children orphaned by AIDS in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Check out this great video highlight from the award ceremony:
http://youtu.be/okviJQSvZeERyan Keith, President of Forgotten Voices, wins a prestigious award for his efforts to... more
Video interview with gay underground cartoonist Howard Cruse, who talks about his new comics/comix collection, The Complete Wendel, with Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=1142Video interview with gay underground cartoonist Howard Cruse, who talks about his new... more
Right-wing religious extremist Bryan Fischer celebrates the pending retirement of Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) by attacking the openly gay congressman for influencing men to be homosexual and get AIDS, eventually causing their deaths.
http://veracitystew.com/2011/11/30/religious-nut-on-barney-frank-he-influenced-men-to-be-gay-get-aids-video/Right-wing religious extremist Bryan Fischer celebrates the pending retirement of Rep.... more
Freddie was god. Brian was god. John was god. Roger was god. We’d argue over who was the best songwriter (I always contended it was Brian). We argued over who was the best singer, even. Yeah, Freddie was marvelous, but both Brian and John were gravely underrated voices, and it can be cool to hold unconventional opinions. It makes one appear thoughtful and intellectual and independent. I’m still like that, I suppose, although I don’t recall being that way before Queen, before Freddie Mercury, became the biggest pop culture icons in my entire world.
We never argued over who was the biggest star, though. Or who had the most charisma, the greatest presence. Somewhere up in heaven, surely Jesus dreamed of being as glorious as Freddie Mercury.Freddie was god. Brian was god. John was god. Roger was god. We’d argue over who... more
The 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Event Opening Ceremony Sunday, October 16, 2011 held in West Hollywood, CA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSBHZESc7Gc&feature=channel_video_titleThe 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Event Opening Ceremony Sunday, October 16, 2011... more
“Gettin’ Tail” is a hedonistic three-minute 1920s-style black-and-white animated short film, which was directed by Niklas Rissler and Kevin O’Grady for Passion Pictures. You know about those people who just can’t get enough sex? Well, that’s Smutley the Cat for sure. Smutley does not discriminate, and he really craves all kinds of hedonistic, rough and dirty sexual perversions. Smutley will bareback and have wild unprotected sex with anything on two legs, four hooves or even just a couple of flippers if the situation arises. But he’s only able to do this because he’s a cat with nine lives. The rest of us need to protect ourselves with condoms.
The juxtaposition between the film’s basic style, the story and the music (“Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) is both unexpected and engaging: it puts a smile on your face while reminding you to do the right thing!
This piece includes black-and-white illustrations, as well as the very humorously sexy animated short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/smutley-the-sex-crazed-cat-gettin-hot-tail/“Gettin’ Tail” is a hedonistic three-minute 1920s-style... more
Now who says gaming is a mindless activity?
PARIS — Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.
The exploit is published on Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where -- exceptionally in scientific publishing -- both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors.
Their target was a monomeric protease enzyme, a cutting agent in the complex molecular tailoring of retroviruses, a family that includes HIV.
Figuring out the structure of proteins is vital for understanding the causes of many diseases and developing drugs to block them.
But a microscope gives only a flat image of what to the outsider looks like a plate of one-dimensional scrunched-up spaghetti. Pharmacologists, though, need a 3-D picture that "unfolds" the molecule and rotates it in order to reveal potential targets for drugs.
This is where Foldit comes in.
Developed in 2008 by the University of Washington, it is a fun-for-purpose video game in which gamers, divided into competing groups, compete to unfold chains of amino acids -- the building blocks of proteins -- using a set of online tools.
To the astonishment of the scientists, the gamers produced an accurate model of the enzyme in just three weeks.
Cracking the enzyme "provides new insights for the design of antiretroviral drugs," says the study, referring to the lifeline medication against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
It is believed to be the first time that gamers have resolved a long-standing scientific problem.
"We wanted to see if human intuition could succeed where automated methods had failed," Firas Khatib of the university's biochemistry lab said in a press release.
"The ingenuity of game players is a formidable force that, if properly directed, can be used to solve a wide range of scientific problems."
One of Foldit's creators, Seth Cooper, explained why gamers had succeeded where computers had failed.
"People have spatial reasoning skills, something computers are not yet good at," he said.
"Games provide a framework for bringing together the strengths of computers and humans. The results in this week's paper show that gaming, science and computation can be combined to make advances that were not possible before."
http://tinyurl.com/3w9rz4uPARIS — Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or... more
,PRESS RELEASE – AHF Hosts Third “Die-in” Protest Over Gilead’s AIDS Drug Prices
AIDS Advocates to Protest Over Gilead’s Pricing of Atripla for Nation’s Hard-Hit AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP),PRESS RELEASE – AHF Hosts Third “Die-in” Protest Over... more
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS and illuminate ways to combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with intrinsic immunity to the feline AIDS virus. The findings – called fascinating and landmark by one reviewer — appear in the current online issue of Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) causes AIDS in cats as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) does in people: by depleting the body's infection-fighting T-cells. The feline and human versions of key proteins that potently defend mammals against virus invasion — termed restriction factors — are ineffective against FIV and HIV respectively. The Mayo team of physicians, virologists, veterinarians and gene therapy researchers, along with collaborators in Japan, sought to mimic the way evolution normally gives rise over vast time spans to protective protein versions. They devised a way to insert effective monkey versions of them into the cat genome.
The technique is called gamete-targeted lentiviral transgenesis — essentially, inserting genes into feline oocytes (eggs) before sperm fertilization. The team inserted a gene known to block cell infection by FIV, as well as a jellyfish gene for tracking purposes. The latter makes the offspring cats glow green.
http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/healthcare/prevention/story/2011-09-12/Glow-in-the-dark-cats-against-AIDS-other-diseases/50367732/1ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a genome-based immunization... more
The disaster that occurred on September 11, 2001 was the worst in the history of New York City. Not only were nearly 3,000 people killed in Manhattan, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on that morning; they were victims of a premeditated act of mass murder that pioneered the use of hijacked passenger jets as suicide bombs and then reordered and distorted the decade that followed.
For those in the immediate vicinity, the horror was immediate and unmistakable; it occurred in what we have learned to call real time, and in real space. Those farther away, whether a few dozen blocks or halfway around the world, witnessed the horrors through the long lens of television.The sense of grief and shock, a terrible roaring in the mind of every American, made it impossible to assess the larger damage that Osama bin Laden and his fanatics had inflicted, the extent to which they had succeeded in shattering our self-possession. In the years after 9/11, many still can hardly erase the vision of the wreckage of the two towers, the twisted steel and sheets of glass, the images of men and women leaping from ninety-odd stories up and the knowledge that thousands lay beneath the ruined buildings.
This piece includes a number of high resolution color photographs, a photo-gallery, audio, a documentary short film and the full version of the movie, “The Saint of 9/11.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/september-11-never-forget/The disaster that occurred on September 11, 2001 was the worst in the history of New... more
One of the most difficult concepts for Americans to accept is that there are human beings dedicated to coercive population control and genocide. Many readers will acknowledge that our government is helping to finance the Red Chinese program of forced abortion, forced sterilization, infanticide, and control of the numbers of live births. Most readers will accept the fact that our nation is helping to finance the United Nations’ world-wide “family planning program,” a form of population control. Most rational men and women, however, find it impossible to believe that such programs are really part of a “master plan” to kill off large segments of the world’s population.http://rtruth.blog.com/2011/09/06/the-birth-of-abortion-the-untold-story/ One of... more