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News: Matthew Morrison, Malawi, HIV, Transgender Rights

 road The Church of Scotland takes a stand against the Malawi government that imprisoned a gay couple earlier this week: "It is not right to imprison people on the grounds of their sexuality, even in a place where attitudes to human sexuality are different from here, and those differences should not stop us saying so."

Matt  road Matthew Morrison belts out the National Anthem at a Mets game.

 road Stealing a wheelchair from someone suffering from cerebral palsy is bad enough but to steal one from an eight-year old is even worse.

 road Sandra Day O'Connor on the selection of state court judges: "A better system is one that strikes a balance between lifetime appointment and partisan election by providing for the open, public nomination and appointment of judges, followed in due course by a standardized judicial performance evaluation and, finally, a yes/no vote in which citizens either approve the judge or vote him out. This kind of merit selection system — now used in some form in two-thirds of states — protects the impartiality of the judiciary without sacrificing accountability."

 road Zac Efron, the sailor.

 road Another hint that we'll see Palin run for president in 2012.

 road Confirmation: Lady Gaga does not have a penis.

 road Wow. AT&T almost doubles their iPhone termination fees.

 road Don't expect Jake Gyllenhaal to choose between the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics.

 road Equality California would rather have Perez Hilton at their party on Harvey Milk Day rather than hear Dustin Lance Black deliver his speech about gay rights.

 road Frighteningly high HIV infections among gay men in Asia: "For example, HIV prevalence among gay and bisexual men in Bangkok was now 30.8 percent compared to 1.4 percent in the adult population in Thailand. In Yangon, the figure was 29.3 percent versus 0.7 percent in Myanmar; while in Mumbai, it was 17 percent versus 0.36 percent in all of India."

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 road Report: Removing a chemical "invisibility cloak" that makes HIV-infected cells look healthy might be the key to ridding people of the virus.

 road Eyjafjallajokull could finally be cooling down

 road A 13-year old boy is the youngest person to make it to the summit of Mt. Everest.

 road 100 people demonstrated in front of the Massachusetts State House calling in support of a bill that would protect the rights of transgendered people.

 road We might very soon see the very first openly gay councilman in Salt Lake City County.

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  1. "The Church of Scotland takes a stand against the gay couple imprisoned in Malawi"???
    No, they took a stand FOR the gay couple imprisoned in Malawi.

    Posted by: David | May 23, 2010 7:52:33 PM


  2. AT&T raised their termination fees for ALL their smart phones, not just the iPhone.

    AND this follows Verizon who raised theirs last November. AT&T's new fee is $325; Verizon's is $350;

    when Apple does it it's big news and they are immediately put into a special box; Verizon does it and no one pays attention...

    Posted by: mike/ | May 23, 2010 9:03:05 PM


  3. That interview with Lady Gaga was awesome. I have a newfound love for "Her Royal Ga-ness."

    Posted by: Q | May 23, 2010 10:16:26 PM


  4. Mike. Its the Apple effect. Remember, Apple is the centre of the universe to some people...

    To be honest the mobile phone system in the US seems weird to me. I keep seeing things like 'get the phone for $200 on a 2 year contract and claim $100 mail in rebate. Talk plan is $30 plus a $30 data plan.' To me in the UK that's strange. Now i understand you have a termination fee?

    In the UK phones are cheaper. I pay £30 a month for basically unlimited everything (calls, texts and data) and got my HTC Desire for free on an 18 month contract. If i want out i have to pay the full cost of the remaining monthly fees, BUT i can usually reduce the contract to a lower lever after 9 months anyway.

    Posted by: Rovex | May 24, 2010 2:30:52 AM


  5. Palin running for President? I think not. Sarah isn't interested in such a low paying job but she can't admit it or she'll badly damage her money making potential. As long as her followers believe that Palin might decide to run they will be willing to shell out the big bucks to bring her to all their events. However, once she is forced to publicly declare her intentions she drastically reduces her money making ability. IF she says yes then she can no longer shill for all the events at $100K per, without going under the government regulations for a candidate - if she says no then no group is going to be willing to shell out the big bucks if there isn't going to be a return on the investment. She'll rake in the dough for another 12 to 14 months and, at the very last possible moment, decide that she can do more good for the cause as a private citizen. Shill, baby, shill.

    Posted by: ChrisM | May 24, 2010 7:01:13 PM


  6. Isn't AT&T about to lose their exclusive rights to the iPhone? Maybe that has something to do with raising the rates for early termination. Makes no difference to me because as long as AT&T is involved I won't have anything to do with it anyway - but that's personal.

    Posted by: ChrisM | May 24, 2010 7:04:10 PM


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