“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I Quote That - My Two Dads

If The World Were A Village of 100 People: Issue No. 10 - Education

We are halfway there!  This is the 10th poster out of the 20 posters I have shared with you over the past several months.

Every week I have been asking, "What if the world were a village of 100 people?"  And by using statistics based on the spread of the population in the world, Toby Ng Design created these posters as another way of looking at how our world is today. 

If you missed any of the previous issues, click here.

Dropped From Country Music Record Label? Become A Supermodel

So what happens when you're an up and coming country music star, and get signed on to a record label? 

Make lots of money and become a famous Nashville star!!!

Not so much. You become a supermodel and become best friends with a really hot guy named Rodiney Santiago.  LOL.

Actually, Josey Greenwell, the gorgeous country music singer you see on your left, had it all going for him until he was kicked off a record label for being gay.
    "After we had been recording for months, they found out I was gay and dropped me from the record label and debut album wasn't released. I ended up finishing the project myself and spent all that year promoting it myself and trying to get any kind of help I could. They said, "Music isn't ready for something as controversial as you and we sure as hell won’t be the first label to have it."

    I don't think that is true at all and actually think music is READY for someone like me to come along! Music can put someone on such a pedestal and it's up to them whether or not they use that for the greater good and I definitely feel like I am not only strong enough, but now brave enough to be able to stand up for millions of people out there just like me and stand as a role model with my music."
I don't know about you, but I think Nashville really fucked up on this one. Literally. Geezus, this guy is beautiful!  

And not forgetting to mention, his friend Rodiney isn't so bad either. 

Check out Josey and Rodiney singing a cover to Britney Spear's "How I Roll". They're so cute together :-).

Oh, and two more hot pics after the jump...

OMG Hilarious! - The Hardest Thing

To Troll A Predator... with... Batman

So what do you do when Chris Hansen is no longer around to film "To Catch A Predator"?  Watch Batman's version of it.  LMAO!
OMG, Ryan and I used to love watching this show.  The premise of the show, which aired on MSNBC, was to catch adults preying on underage youth usually around 13-15, through online chat rooms.  Do these still exist?  

In either case, a house would be used to draw these men to it, with the hope that they would meet the teenage kid they were chatting with to have sex.  The decoy, who was either a boy or girl (never really looked like a teenager), was used in the filming of this show.  After inviting them in they would leave to get some "lemonade" or "to change clothes",  and Chris Hansen would pop out and say, "I'm Chris Hansen, with Dateline NBC."

This would spook the predator, but they would rarely attempt to leave without saying a word to Hansen, but guess what?  They weren't going anywhere, the cops were waiting outside for them.  Some of these were preachers, teachers, and fathers with teenagers of their own.  And the things they would say, were "out of this world" ridiculous.

Well... Since Chris Hansen isn't around, Batman has come to the rescue.  Sounds kinda funny, right?  But this guy is actually helping you see a reality which happens way too often.

A man dressed as Batman has been creating fake online accounts and chatting with older men in order to lure them into meeting for sex.  When they show up at an unspecified location, he confronts them with his raspy "Batman" voice.  LOL. Hey whatever works, right?  Maybe this will make the predator think twice before he does it again.  Check out a hero at work...  The online messages are NSFW, it's rather descriptive.

Median Net Worth

It pains me to see close friends and past co-workers having a difficult time finding a job.  And it also pains me to know that I work with a nurse who's daughter just graduated college, and can't find work anywhere.  She has a Bachelor's degree, spent over 150,000 in college loans and no job to help pay that off.  So while Republicans are finding ways to make it harder on students, the elderly, and Latinos to vote in 2012, they are also blocking legislation which could help our college students with another major crisis - their debt.
Adding salt to the wounds of the new lost generation:
According to analysis by the Pew Research Center released Monday, younger Americans have been left behind as the oldest generation has seen wealth surge since the mid-1980s.

While it’s typical for older generations to hold more wealth than younger ones who’ve had less time to save, the gap between the two age groups has widened rapidly.

In 1984, households headed by people age 65 and older were worth just 10 times the median net worth of households headed by people 35 and younger.

But now that gap has widened to 47-to-one, marking the largest wealth gap ever recorded between the two age groups.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter