The gay and lesbian community of Uganda continues the fight against prejudice a year after the death of Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato. A prayer for these brave souls! http://bit.ly/wwfmys via @sbsnews
A Tennessee Lawmaker claimed only gays can get HIV. I can only assume he has been living under a rock or a cave for the last 25 years! Does scientific research and facts account for anything to these bible bashers? http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/01/27/Tenn_Lawmaker_Only_Gay_Men_Can_Get_HIV/
Australia Day! Time to reflect on the many things that make us very lucky to live here and a thought for those who don’t have the things we take for granted and year after year make the risky trip to the land down under via boats!
It’s a sad day when a celebrated artist/ writer has to fear for his life! Feels like freedom of expression is trampled upon everywhere I look! A sad day for India, the world’s largest democracy! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-16705648
Tony Abbott caring about the safety of boat people?! Wonders never cease! http://bit.ly/x1L4dD
The best way to fight racism is through education, while laws to protect are needed, it cannot change the ignorance in someone. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/australia/australian-panel-wants-racism-abolished-from-constitution-178857.html. TxufKIRoQ9E.twitter via @AddThis
The horrible life of child labourers, denied the childhood that every child deserves! Say a little prayer for them today! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16639391
It is a small inconvenience but I support internet blackout! Show your support here http://tinyurl.com/7vq4o8g
We can’t let ourselves become those who hate us. We have to show them our mercy even if they have not earned it! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16590662
While it seems the gay marriage equality movement is charging full steam ahead in OECD nations, reminder that LGBT citizens in developing nations are still struggling for the right to live. http://bit.ly/wa8n4f (via @cnn)
Up and down we go.: I can't stand blind... →
sweetupndown: if you think Marines pissing on dead bodies of Taliban members is ok, please stop reading my blog. (and breathing my air.) I love the Marine Corps. I love a lot of Marines. But I will not defend an absolutely disgusting and heinous act performed by someone simply because they wear a uniform. I…
Without hope, without reason, genuine refugees are being labelled by ASIO as security risk and held indefinately. Having no way to appeal this decision, some refugees take the drastic measure and end their lives. http://www.smh.com.au/national/without-hope-without-reason-20120113-1pzei.html via @smh
School Board May Fire Antigay N.J. Teacher: it amazes the kind of people who get to call themselves educators, what are they teaching? hatred? bigotry? or judgement? http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/01/13/School_Board_May_Fire_Antigay_NJ_Teacher/
Obama and Clinton hail freeing of prominent political prisoners. While this is great news, also remember there are still hundreds of politicals prisoner, bloggers, activist and journalist still held throughout the world. http://bit.ly/w6cACr
Give respect and u get respect! Dutch queen was in Abu Dhabi on official visit and was criticized for wearing a headscarf by Dutch media and politicians! We can’t demand respect from others in our land if we don’t give respect to others in their land - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16524897
Yet another child has ended her life due to cyber bullying, how many more of our children need to be lost, because we adults are failing to take action? http://www.news.com.au/national/torment-too-much-for-teen/story-e6frfkvr-1226242267322?sv=aec4f5dae4bc85fe0ff009296690fbd7#.Tw5lXeoDKcg.twitter via @news_com_au
When I Hear ACA vs "Obamacare"
liberalsarecool: When I hear of health care and what Obama has done to reform insurance, I think of the Affordable Care Act: provides healthcare for our children until the age of 26, if they need it, the removal of pre-existing health conditions, the removal of limits on healthcare payments by insurance companies, and the ability to move such care from state to state. When his opposition...
The issue with being Google where you have a healthy market share is having to police the very ads that you are profiting from. Can someone spell conflict of interest? http://t.co/cFNcZ0ro
This story truly tugs at heartstrings, don’t we all wish we had a big brother like that! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-wolfe/dear-customer-who-stuck-u_b_1190690.html/ via @huffingtonpost
A touching story of Luis Luna, who was smuggle into the US when he was 3, living 16 years as an American only to get deported back to Mexico as a young adult, now trying to get back to the only life he knew. USA, land of the free? http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-deport-luis-20120108,0,509285.story
Intending to inject some humor in this sad world? Drop your pants and have a laugh! http://bit.ly/yrNCWB (via @cnn)
Fingers crossed the Republican rivals’ race gets ugly, then we can see their true nature. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16452415
Burma has made a small step towards democracy by allowing Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party to register for elections. The Nobel peace prize winner is an inspiration to all and beacon of hope for humanity. |Read more|
Now that Sweden has recognized file sharing as a religion and is a protected act, international precedence has been made! Does this mean intellectual property rights is done and dusted? http://bit.ly/AtVOCH
I hate to be flippant here but did these people who ate wild mushrooms and died just assumed that anything from the ground is organic and hence good for you? http://bit.ly/ApIaWG
It is a great day for humanity now that Michelle Bachmann has realized that she doesn’t have a shot in hell of becoming the next American president! Obama 2012! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-16416324
Saudi women are finally permitted to work, though limited to working in shops selling lingerie and cosmetics. A small victory indeed for womankind! http://bit.ly/zuap7g via @sbsnews
Is waiting 19 years to see justice take place acceptable in today’s judicial system? Seems like the victims and their families are being letdown even if Justice finally happens. Full story here
Releasing some positive thoughts into the universe, hoping to stop someone from doing something stupid today!
Western governments are finally showing compassion to LGBT refugees with much progress made in 2011. http://t.co/ROdED6Ve
The Marketing Corner: Online Ad Effectiveness | Economy & Trade | Business | Epoch Times: http://t.co/jGnKFQx2 via @AddThis
Sydney new year fireworks 2012, view from my home!