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boxer votes against flag desecration amendment; feinstein votes in favor of it, and legislation is defeated by one vote. what gives with feinstein? write her and ask. write boxer and thank her. (341)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

senate roll call on flag amendment
[from usa today; credited to associated press. no byline – rk]
posted 6/27/2006 8:54 pm et in usa today
the 66-34 roll call by which the senate rejected a constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration. the vote was one short of the two-thirds majority needed.
a “yes” vote was a vote for the […]

as shrubya defaces us flags by autographing them for the faithful in vienna, repubs in congress push anti-flag-”desecration” legislation because they’ve run out of other “successful” issues. here’s 1) aha’s (american humanist association’s) action alert 2) links and text of my emails to boxer & feinstein, 3) a previously-posted note on awo from AMERICAblog about the prez’s viennish-scribbling across the stars & stripes, and 4) an aha backgrounder about the congressional anti-flag-desecration legislation (339)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

from: american humanist association
date: jun 23, 2006 3:07 pm
subject: stand up for free speech: oppose the flag desecration amendment of 2006
urge your senators to oppose the flag desecration amendment of 2006 (s.j. res. 12).
call or write your senators and urge them to oppose the flag desecration amendment of 2006 (s.j. res. 12). this legislation […]

first movement of ahf not fab forum report — not getting caught (328) suite sheet

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

first movement of ahf not fab forum report–not getting caught (328) suite sheet
chers,
this is my first set of posts (six of ‘em) reporting on the june 14, 2006, ahf-sponsored community forum on social marketing at plummer park in west hollywood. i am really hoping for additional thoughtful responses to it to turn it into dialog.
first […]

328.02 not getting caught — ahf not fab forum report: an imperfect record (why i took the notes)

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

328.02 not getting caught: ahf not fab forum report: an imperfect record
when you read this report of the aids healthcare foundation-sponsored community forum on social marketing, which met wednesday evening, june 14, 2006 in plummer park, based on my notes, please be mindful of my motive for taking those notes: i was not trying to […]

328.03 not getting caught — ahf not fab forum report: part two: my big picture

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

as i start to melt the notes down, after having just transcribed them all, here are my big-picture impressions:
the atmosphere of the forum was unusual in that not only did participants demonstrate an eagerness to speak; they also demonstrated an eagerness to listen. on all sides.
all of michael weinstein’s remarks are remarkable. his actions and […]

328.04 not getting caught — ahf not fab forum report: transcription of meeting notes

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

will set up anchor linking later. we begin with a summary of the dicussion, followed by the full text of the notes. please note: in the summaries of the panel members statements, i picked one major point each speaker made. everyone said more. when summary points became significant and clear, such as in bryan […]

328.05 not getting caught — ahf not fab forum report: an anthology of twenty-seven wiktionary definitions of useful terms, as well as excerpts from several wikipedia entries on the same topics.

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

chers–will format later
1. abdicate
2. accountability
3. amoral
4. beholden
5. blame
6. bound
7. conscience (iii)
8. culpable
9. dishonest
10. ethics (ii)
11. fault
12. guilt (i)
13. honest
14. honor
15. immoral
16. indebted
17. integrity
18. irrelevant
19. moral
20. obligation
21. rectitude
22. relevant
23. responsibility
24. right
25. shame (i)
26. stigma (i), (iv)
27. wrong
(i) wikipedia text also
(ii) link to wikipedia text
(iii) richard mitchell on conscience
(iv) rk defines stigma
rk recommends this definition of stigma (for the purpose of this discussion), from my big picture:
stigmatize, stigma, : [v,n] to assign / perceived guilt assign[ed] / without principle, whether that was what was […]

328.06 not getting caught — ahf not fab forum report: wikipedia entry on ethics

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

wikipedia on ethics
chers–will come back and format this later. –lyr
Ethics (from Greek ἦθος meaning “custom”) is the branch of axiology, one of the four major branches of philosophy, which attempts to understand the nature of morality; to distinguish that which is right from that which is wrong. The Western tradition of ethics is sometimes called […]

aids-write.org signs on as honorary co-sponsor for la county medical marijuana exposition & patient’s festival september 30 in weho (327)

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

aids-write.org signs on as honorary co-sponsor for la county medical marijuana exposition & patient’s festival september 30 in weho (326)

first annual la county
medical marijuana exposition &
patient’s festival
saturday, september 30, 2006
all day . . . 11:00 am to 9:00 pm!
west holllywood park auditorium & parking lot
west hollywood, ca
647 n. san vicente blvd (at santa monica […]

ahf “hiv (not fabulous)” social marketing community forum agenda [URGENT: please rsvp [my request] let us know you’re gonna be there, or send us your regrets if you can’t make it, but you want to know what happened. be a presence. be there. one way or another, we need to hear from you. we want to hear from you rk@aids-write.org; Deya.Smith@aidshealth.org] (325)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

ahf “hiv (notfabulous)” social marketing community forum agenda [URGENT: please rsvp [my request] let us know you’re gonna be there, or send us your regrets if you can’t make it, but you want to know what happened. be a presence. be there. one way or another, we need to hear from you. we want […]