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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 aidsmeds.com
« on: June 26, 2006, 03:02:10 PM »
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=1254.0
http://forums.poz.com/msg13349
alex—
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 […]

abc news report (on AMERICAblog) slams shrubya: “the president is wrong” about global warning. (rk’s recommendation for best new aids movie: gore’s “an inconvenient truth.” the bush administration’s attitudes about global warming are identical to the bush administration’s attitudes about global aids: follow my money. see it and decide for yourself.) (338)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

ABC News slams Bush hard over global warming
by John in DC - 6/26/2006 05:56:00 PM
Read this. It’s really quite an amazing slam on Bush. From ABC News:
In the White House, only hours after that old elm had fallen, Bush was addressed by a reporter, thus: “I know that you are not planning to see […]

la times report: buffett pledges billions to gates; “biggest philantrhopic gift ever” to fund global public health projects (337)

Monday, June 26th, 2006

from the los angeles times
investor’s gift of $31billion in stock to the foundation built on the microsoft fortune will fund global public health projects.
by charles piller and maggie farley
times staff writers
june 26, 2006
business titan warren e. buffett, the world’s second-richest person, has pledged to begin giving away 85% of his $40-billion-plus fortune in july — […]

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 […]

poz life seminar storytelling circle “sound of 100 hearts” 9am sunday morning 7/23 update (334)

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

poz life seminar storytelling circle “sound of 100 hearts” 9am sunday morning 7/23 update (334)

i’m still excited about the storytelling presentation and art installation for this coming poz life weekend, july 22-23. getting tomas’ facts straight now (that’s tomas & me above) if you’d like to attend, a full weekend committement is being asked for; […]

nos morituri te salutamus: my gay pride 2006 west hollywood report & how it is i didn’t go this year. thinking and writing and speaking up about diminished ability & productivity–still issues of shame and sorrow. (333) suite sheet

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

there are so many things we dare to talk about when discussing aids and hiv-disease.
life-productiveness loss hasn’t been one of them.
i never hear anything about the terrible cost of the aids epidemic in hiv-ers’ losses of productivity and losses of ability and will and desire to participate in “normal” social, political, cultural and public activities. […]

333.02 it hurts to go. it hurts not to go.

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

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my biggest fear is going somewhere by myself and getting too sick or too tired to make it back home unassisted or ending up ambulanced to an unfamiliar and sometimes aids-inexperienced hospital (as happened to me in denver, when i got carted to a catholic hospital where they not only didn’t like my homosexuality but […]