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  • Remiel | Is this rhetorical question confusing?
    full stop The concept of marriage should be left where it belongs in the hearts and minds of individual people churches and families If the California courts rule following the recent successful passage of Proposition 8 that all existing civil unions are null and void what is the romantic impact How is the love between two people affected The answer is it shouldn t be Who is the California Supreme Court or the California voting public for that matter to tell me what sort of promises I m allowed to make to my lover and life partner If 54 of a voting population decide strawberries taste like crab grass how does this affect my cup of Yoplait Gay rights advocates would argue rightly that as a disenfranchised minority it s meaningful to have societal recognition of their romantic union Fair enough Yes it s nominally true that everyone has the right to get married At least anyone has the right to have a priest justice of the peace or Cap n Crunch stand in front of them their friends and family etc and declare them married They also have the right to be declared turnip I don t mean to diminish the value or sanctity of marriage The opposite in fact The only people who have the ability to define what marriage really means are married people and their families churches or anyone else whose opinion the couple decides to include And married people are all different with varying convictions about how best to honor their promises to one another If we as a culture are still sold on having a legal mechanism by which to combine the material parental and tax obligations of two adults then fine Whether we should re examine this practice entirely is another discussion But enforced exclusive access by heterosexual couples to that mechanism even if the exclusion occurs solely by means of mere labeling is segregation It s white water fountains and black water fountains all over again This should all be common sense but unfortunately the legal widget of state sanctioned marriage was created I m assuming to support a ritual sharing the same kind of quasi religious identity as Christmas trees The sometimes religious sometimes secular practice of getting married has been historically popular enough to demand a legal support structure Especially when the dominant norm was for a male spouse to pay the bills while a female spouse had no autonomous income source the security of a reliable due process for materially conjoined people was and still is nice to have Not just on Tax Day but on Divorce Day Fast forward to now and the traditional often religious view of marriage is suddenly at odds with a burgeoning social evolution the recognition that true intimate feelings of love between two people are rare and precious and not to be muddied by inconsequential details like gender Or race As Americans we enjoy a First Amendment right to debate the question of

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  • Remiel |
    TO THIS Comments View I posted this on my office door today to deter drive by questions Feel free to download print modify whatever Bonus The bullets are actually authentic little red 990000 Remiel squares Comments View Permalink HOME SUBSCRIBE

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  • Remiel |
    this nation that occurred about two months ago that my presence on the ticket would trump the economic crisis that America found itself in a couple of months ago and attribute John McCain s loss to me Sarah Palin in response to the question of whether her presence on the ticket contributed to Obama s landslide victory Would she have taken any credit for a McCain victory If not then

    Original URL path: http://remiel.info/post/58199091/i-dont-think-anybody-should-give-me-that-much (2016-05-01)
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  • Remiel | If 2.5% Was a Mandate, Then What Do You Call This?
    Do You Call This As of this writing Barack Obama appears poised to beat John McCain by 5 6 once all of the reporting is complete Dick Cheney said of Bush s 2 5 leading victory in 2004 In the election of 2004 we did more than campaign on a record President Bush ran forthrightly on a clear agenda for this nation s future and the nation responded by giving

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  • Remiel |
    Oct 29 2008 LINK TO THIS Comments View How do you watch Galaxy Quest and then go make a Star Trek movie JJ Abrams on making a Star Trek movie Comments View Permalink HOME SUBSCRIBE About Hire Remiel Remiel s

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  • Remiel | Is this rhetorical question confusing?
    0 A partnership with Adobe will make Flash objects search indexable but only by Google and Yahoo By participating in this exclusive program Google implicitly sanctions an anti user reality This runs counter to their motto Don t Be Evil as well as the spirit of their stance on Net Neutrality The Net Neutrality issue is typically framed as an indictment of broadband providers but let s be real here search has become nearly as fundamental to the internet experience as packet exchange Google s Net Neutrality page describes it as the principle that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet Sure we re all free to use other engines that can t index SWF files And if the federal highway system creates special lanes exclusively reserved for Ford cars we re all still free to buy Hondas Granted Adobe is a private company not a government and Google has its competitive edge to think about But given their company motto and proclaimed stance on user rights their participation here is hypocritical It s possible that this is only temporary Adobe probably wants to do whatever it can to make Flash organic to the web and compete as effectively as possible with Microsoft s new XML happy and search indexable SilverLight I expect they ll want to open up their new player to any and all search providers that could use it So maybe this is temporary And maybe Google already knows it If so they should tell us I want to think so and I still generally like and support Google But so far Google seems perfectly happy to milk the exclusivity A post to Google s official blog essentially just says our clever engineers have come up with a way to work with Adobe s new Flash Player standard Google has been developing a new algorithm for indexing textual content in Flash files of all kinds from Flash menus buttons and banners to self contained Flash websites Recently we ve improved the performance of this Flash indexing algorithm by integrating Adobe s Flash Player technology They link to Adobe s press release which announced Adobe is providing optimized Adobe Flash Player technology to Google and Yahoo to enhance search engine indexing of the Flash file format SWF and uncover information that is currently undiscoverable by search engines via Daring Fireball John Gruber pointed out It s completely closed and opaque Adobe is only providing the magic recipe to Google and Yahoo all other search engines remain locked out There s another statement later in the press release that almost but not quite suggests indexing will be rolled out to other search engines down the road We are initially working with Google and Yahoo to significantly improve search of this rich content on the Web and we intend to broaden the availability of this capability to benefit all content publishers developers and end users The word initially

    Original URL path: http://remiel.info/page/42 (2016-05-01)
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  • Remiel | The Joker's Magic Pencil
    We know moviemakers with the notable exception of Uwe Boll are in reality nonviolent illusionists but here we see a violently imagined character further pretending to be a nonviolent illusionist An entertainer A special effects artist It s a boy pretending to be a girl pretending to be a boy except with murder instead of petticoats And then that suspended moment crashes down and gets a pencil through the eye

    Original URL path: http://remiel.info/post/55888613/the-jokers-magic-pencil (2016-05-01)
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  • Remiel |
    the extreme end of a spectrum of ignorant bullshit that permeates the minds of an alarmingly vast portion of the population The video also characterizes the picture of the US that much of the world has An Obama presidency will have an uphill battle trying to change that global perception while dealing with a hostile and racist domestic minority whose desire to be perceived as fashionably tolerant is overcome by

    Original URL path: http://remiel.info/post/55698430/the-magic-of-post-production-myopically-focuses (2016-05-01)
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