PAT ROBERTSON: NOT TO GET ‘WEIRD,’ BUT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT CRACKS ARE A SIGN FROM GOD
Evangelist Pat Robertson this week suggested that cracks in the Washington Monument from Tuesday’s earthquake are a sign from God. Before making his point, he had a disclaimer: he doesn’t want to “get weird” when he talks about the Monument as “a symbol of America’s power.
Adviser to Romney and Brown Mocks It Gets Better on Twitter
Following recent criticism toward Brown, the only Republican member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, for not making an It Gets Better video, the “CrazyKhazei” feed said, “I promise to devote all my time in office to making gay videos. Shame on Scott Brown for focusing on jobs!” Another tweet from July 31 read, “Just got back from sunny California. Thanks to all the elitists there for donating to my campaign.
Antiretroviral medications have allowed HIVers to live longer and manage their viral load, but the drugs also sometimes have harmful, toxic side effects. A recent example comes from new research by the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the U.K.’s Newcastle University, which indicates that the older antiretrovirals are primary culprits in premature aging.
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NEW YORK CLERK: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE COULD LEAD TO BESTIALITY
Focus on the Family’s Citizen Link recently caught up with Ledyard, NY town clerk Rose Marie Belforti, who has said she will not sign same-sex marriage licenses because it would “grieve the Holy Spirit that resides in my heart.” She told Citizen Link that she has gay friends, but she’s worried that when people do genealogical research, they won’t know the sex (or species) of the couple: “We know what a bride is, we know what a groom is—but if we choose to be a “spouse,” does that even limit (marriage) to a human being? Do you know what I’m saying?”
Openly Gay Mormon Appointed to LDS Church Leadership Position
Late Sunday, news came across the Mormon grapevine: an openly gay Mormon man namedMitch Mayne had been asked (or “called,” in Mormon parlance) to serve as a leader in an LDS congregation in San Francisco.
Study: Simple Changes To Dating Sites Could Lower STD’s, HIV
A study released today recommends eight ways to reduce transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who meet male sex partners online. Owners of popular dating and “hook-up” websites and users of those websites, along with HIV and STD program directors, agreed that a few simple measures could have a major impact on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Among the online measures supported by a majority of those surveyed: Including “safe sex” as a profile option and allowing users to search for partners by such characteristics, Providing directories of STD testing locations, Sending automatic reminders to get an HIV or STD test at regular intervals chosen by users, Having chat-rooms and other areas for HIV-positive men looking for other HIV-positive men, Providing e-cards to notify partners of a potential exposure to STDs, Posting videos that show men discussing safe sex, HIV status, and related issues, Providing access to sexual health experts.
‘The Daily Show’ Correspondents Explain The Tea Party (VIDEO)
On Tuesday Jon Stewart’s correspondents broke down the two-party system for us, and today we bring you their examination of one of the most widely known third parties: The Tea Party. Watch as Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Aasif Mandvi and John Oliver go over the motivation, tactics and fashion choices of Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin’s prideful followers. For example, Cenac explains how the name was conceived (a 4th grade understanding of American history) and Jones tells us what he thinks of when he hears the term (hint: it has to do with his five-year-old daughter).
I don’t care about Apple stock. (Well, I do think it will be the first trillion dollar company). Or about his business successes. That’s boring. The only thing that matters to me is how Steve Jobs became the greatest artist that ever lived. You only get to be an artist like that by turning everything in your life upside down, by making horrible, ugly, mistakes, by doing things so differently that people will never be able to figure you out. By failing, cheating, lying, having everyone hate you, and coming out the other side with a little bit more wisdom than the rest.
CNN) – If you’re a woman contemplating surgery on your female parts, you’ll find plenty of ladies chatting and blogging away about their experiences, often on websites adorned with pink ribbons. But if you’re a man considering male surgery there’s not so much out there. There’s no ribbon for, say, penis surgery, and comparatively few men trading stories and sharing advice. ”Women are much more engaged with their health,” says Dr. Dennis Pessis, president-elect of the American Urological Association. “It’s gotten better in the past 15 years, but still, men don’t always seek out the best treatments for themselves.”
Accused nude dude in Vero Beach says he’s ‘just out here helping people’
An accused naked man encountered last week at Humiston Park in Vero Beach defied arrest, saying, “‘I’m just out here helping people!’” A couple and their teen daughters flagged down a Vero Beach police officer just before 8 p.m. Aug. 19 about a man exposing himself at the showers, a recently released arrest affidavit states.
Apes, other animals at Washington’s National Zoo sensed earthquake seconds before shaking started
They may be apes, but they knew the East Coast earthquake was about to hit before their more evolved human cousins realized what was happening. Five to 10 seconds before the earth shook Tuesday, an orangutan at the National Zoo in Washington named Kyle and a gorilla named Kojo stopped foraging and raced to the top of the tree-like structure in their enclosure, zoo officials reported Wednesday.