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conversations on aidsmeds: why i am an activist: notes for alex (342)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

why i am an activist: notes for alex [originally posted on] on
« on: June 26, 2006, 03:02:10 PM »
i am still thinking about the elements in me and in my environment that have led to my being an activist. thought i would start a new discussion thread.
[i don’t know how to indent on this […]

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 […]

links to three excellent posts on AMERICAblog: 1) troop burning; 2) meddling with medicare, and 3) a very very funny and sinister sketch from aussie tv. (340)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Flag burning? How about an amendment to stop Troop Burning?
by John in DC - 6/27/2006 09:33:00 PM

. . . When it comes to our military, the Republicans feel it’s expendable. There is apparently no cost in lives, no cost to our national esteem, no cost in dollars, that will override the Republican mania with […]

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 […]

two reports from the boston globe, one by patricia wen:`they cared for the children’ (catholic charities closes its doors after 103 years rather than obey mass. state law ensuring same-sex couples’ legal rights to adopt); also, an unsigned sidebar: interview extracts with catholic charity adoptees); caption from AMERICAblog (links here) (335)

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

this man [in the center, leading, it would seem—rk], wearing a fabulous vintage chiffon-lined dior gold lamé gown over a silk vera wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress, accessorized with a 3-foot beaded peaked house of whoville hat, and the ruby slippers judy garland wore in the wizard of oz) is worried that the da […]

hinchey amendment needs your support and presbyterians vote to support mmj: two late-breaking mmj pasters (that’s cut& for the unjazzed) (332)

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

hinchey amendment needs your support and presbyterians vote to support mmj: two late-breaking mmj pasters (that’s cut& for the unjazzed)
will mess with anchors & formatting later.
full text of each message follows:
332.01 from Rebecca Saltzman []
[asa-ca] URGENT: Write to Your California Rep to Urge Support for Hinchey Amendment!
332,02 from Dave Herrick []
On Behalf […]

330.03 personal blood test results: the swiki search for blood test guides

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

back with sohrab.
i say: okay, go to the bottom of the table of contents and you’ll see a red swiki look-up form there
check out the search engine swicki at
look up blood tests. and now, this swiki will remember this particular search and adapt to our interests. the two primary referrals i’m interested […]

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 […]

macy’s celebrates gay pride in boston by mounting, then removing “most offensive part” of “boston pride” display window (two “gay” mannequins with pecs and nipples showing thru shirts, one wearing a rainbow flag-like beach towel) after an effective pressure campaign is quickly & successfully grandstanded by anti-gay group massResistance, formerly article 8. all sides are pissed at macy’s/federated. suite sheet (322.1)

Friday, June 9th, 2006

this chase started on americaBLOG

Macy’s erases gay people from store window display after hate group complains
by John in DC - 6/07/2006 03:11:00 PM

atta boy, macy’s. there’s nothing like literally erasing people, from a gay pride display no less, to really appeal to the inner-nazi in all of us. what a bunch of pigs.
in presenting […]