Dienstag, 31. August 2010
Samstag, 28. August 2010
Donnerstag, 26. August 2010
First let's start off with a Korean dance called Buchaechum (부채춤). Buchaechum has become very synonymous with various Korean celebrations ranging from Buddha's birthday to simple Church days. Buchaechum is a kinda of iconic of Korean culture (esepecially in it's design, make-up, and hanbok), so it is use to represent Korea in a universal way.
Next is Jeruselam Pride. Pride has always been been representing the LGBT culture in the most fabulous fasion possible through the body of the participants, the colors, and the music. But for Jeruselam's Pride, there is an added emphasis on the role of the secular Jewish community in promoting LGBT people as part of their own identity.
Food is always a way to declare one's ethnic identity, and therefore ethnic enclaves will have their food stuff served and readily availiable. Here is a sample of some of the food one can find in Little Phnom Penh in Long Beach, California. Long Beach is one of the biggest Khmer-American community.
Joe.my.god brought up an interesting point of forgiveness. Can Ken Mehlman gain the forgiveness of the LGBT community? No. Just because he's gay doesn't mean he's absolved of his transgression. He's yet to produce any reason for us to forgive him.
Forgiveness requires that that the person has sincerely apologized for his wrongs. That doesn't come easy. We will have to see if he has truly seen if he's wrong.
Then after forgiveness, he must also show that he's willing to fixing the things he's damage. He needs to go out there, and denounce homophobia through working for LGBT rights.
I have extreme doubts whether he'll ever give a reasons for us to forgive him. Which is sad really. I'm the type of person who'd love to forgive another. But for all that he's done, he must earn that forgiveness.
On a pot, boil the unpeeled ube yam in water and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain and let cool. Peel and finely grate the ube yam. Heat a big wok in medium heat. Melt butter or margarine, add the condensed milk and vanilla flavoring. Mix well. Add the 1 kilo grated ube yam, Adjust the heat to low Keep on mixing the ingredients for about 30 minutes or until sticky and a bit dry (but still moist). Add the evaporated milk and continue to mix for another 15 minutes. Let cool and place on a large platter. Refrigerate before serving the halayang ube.
Dienstag, 24. August 2010
1 liter tykk krem (thick cream)
Sonntag, 22. August 2010
Every state, except Utah, has shown an increase in their toleration of gay marriage. Of course that doesn't mean that everyone is going to vote for it. As it was for the Prop 8 elections, many people feel no need to vote on equal marriage because they do not see how it directly effect them. We need to show to the general public that gay marriage isn't a threat to family, that it actually benefit more than just gay people, and that it's a civil rights cause.
Samstag, 21. August 2010
Freitag, 20. August 2010
Ein Sprecher der katholischen Kirche in Mexiko hat behauptet, die Homo-Ehe sei schlimmer als der Drogenhandel im Land, der in den letzten sechs Jahren mindestens 28.000 Menschen das Leben gekostet hat.
Wie die Zeitung "El Universal" meldet, erklärte Hugo Valdemar, dass er die Öffnung der Ehe in Mexiko-Stadt als Angriff auf die katholische Kirche versteht. "[Mexiko-Stadt-Bürgermeister] Marcelo Ebrard und seine Partei, die PRD, wollen uns vernichten", ist sich Valdemar sicher. Ebrard führte vor wenigen Monaten die Gleichbehandlung im Eherecht in der Hauptstadt ein (queer.de berichtete). Seither muss er sich gegen Angriffe aus der katholischen Kirche wehren. Zuletzt verklagte er einen Kardinal, der ihn der Korruption bezichtigt hatte (queer.de berichtete).
Oh ja, die zwei liebevoll Menschen in einer einvernehmliche Ehe is schlechter als eine 28.000 Morde (Sarkasmus). Hugo Valdemar und der katholischen Kirche sind Arschgeigen und Lügner. Die Homo-Ehe schmerzt niemand. Sieh auf Spanien, Kanada, Argentinien, Schweden, Norwegen, Island, den Niederlanden, Belgien, Portugal und Südafrika. Die Folge Der Homo-Ehe ist nur Homo-Ehe.
I wear plain t's most of the time
I'm not gay 'cause I know how to flirt
I'm too lost in that head of mine
I'm not gay 'cause I'm a muscle hunk
I'm really just the average type
I'm not gay 'cause I'm a twinky funk
I don't go for all the big hypes
I'm not gay 'cause I like bright colours
Too much would mess with my plain eyes
I'm not gay 'cause I like hip decor
My room looks like a big pigsty
I'm not gay 'cause I was abused
My family was fairly nice
I'm not gay 'cause I was misused
I had a fairly decent life
I'm not gay 'cause I hate your God
I don't care in what you believe
I'm not gay 'cause I'm Satan's pod
Your dogma ain't gonna hold me
I'm not gay 'cause I'm now confused
I am sure it's just been like that
I'm not gay 'cause I'm ill or bruised
I'm healthy as a well fed cat
I'm not gay 'cause I want more rights
But my rights should be given still
I'm not gay 'cause I want to fight
I'm not doing this for the thrill
I'm not gay for these other reason
The reason is plain natural
Ain't just a change of the season
Science says this is factual
I am gay because I like men
My phallus springs when I see one
It's something that I just can't bend
With guys is where I'll have the "fun"
I'm gay and I'm happy that way
I've no need to get feelings jammed
I will be glad if you would say
That you'll accept me as I am.
Donnerstag, 19. August 2010
Researchers may have found a new form of chlorophyll, the pigment that plants, algae
and cyanobacteria use to obtain energy from light through photosynthesis.
Preliminary findings published August 19 in Science suggest that the newly
discovered molecule, dubbed chlorophyll f, has a distinct chemical composition
when compared with the four known forms of chlorophyll and can absorb more
near-infrared light than is typical for the photosynthetic pigments. Chlorophyll
f, which was extracted from cultures of cyanobacteria and other oxygenic
microorganisms, may allow certain photosynthetic life forms to harvest energy
from wavelengths of light that many of their competitors cannot use.
the most red-shifted chlorophyll we have found in nature," says Min
Chen, a biologist at The University of Sydney in Australia and lead author
of the study. "That means that organisms that have this chlorophyll inside can
extend their photosynthetic range for maximum use of solar energy."
Dienstag, 17. August 2010
When we talk about the Greek, we get ideas of gods and goddesses, fantastic stories, wars, and romance. We're told that it's an ancient time, when culture was at it's zenith. The Greeks however, are not some dead people that only the old story speaks about. Since the time of Antiquity, Greek culture has changed greatly going from Christianizing to domination by the Turks, to modernization. This has resulted in a rich new culture for the modern Greeks.
Early human ancestors may have been using tools about 800,000 years earlier
than thought, according to a new study based on newfound bone
evidence—prehistoric leftovers linked to the famed "Lucy"
The discovery suggests, to at least one scientist, that
tool use may extend as far back as five million years ago, to the last common
ancestor of chimps and humans.
Montag, 16. August 2010
Samstag, 14. August 2010
Behörden erklärten, einige Brände befänden sich in schwer zugänglichen
Gebieten. Besonders gefährdet sind nach Angaben des Ministeriums die zentralen
Regionen Nischni Nowgorod und Rjasan. Katastrophenschutzminister Sergej Schoigu
erklärte aber, die Lage habe sich verbessert. Es stehe noch eine Fläche von
56.000 Hektar in Flammen. Das seien 10.000 Hektar weniger als am Freitag.
Bereits am Donnerstag hatten die Einsatzkräfte von einer leichten Entspannung
gesprochen. Allerdings stellte sich die Lage dann am Freitag wieder schlimmer
Led by oceanographer Anand Gnanadesikan, the study used computer
simulations to look for links between ocean color and strong tropical
cyclones—called hurricanes in the North Atlantic Ocean and the northeastern
Pacific and known as typhoons in the northwestern Pacific. "Our group develops
climate models," said Gnanadesikan, of the U.S. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in
Princeton New Jersey. "One of my jobs is to try to make those more realistic.
"One way to make the models more realistic is to look more closely at
little-studied variables, such as ocean color.
In the North Pacific the
predominant color is green, thanks to an abundance of minute, chlorophyll-packed
plants called phytoplankton. By absorbing sunlight, the floating plants help
keep the ocean surface relatively warm. When there are fewer of them, the sun's
heat concentrates deeper down.
Freitag, 13. August 2010
I love to post pictures of hot guys. Of course, these are most certainly my preferences and my perception of hotness. And it is most certainly not the only thing I look for in a person. Good looks can take you as far as arousal. There are plenty of hot guys I wouldn't even give a second thought, or even spit on if I ever saw this person (a certain evangelical football player comes to mind *cough*tibow*cough*).
Donnerstag, 12. August 2010
Mittwoch, 11. August 2010
Students of the University of California, Riverside took part in a peaceful protest against unfair fee hikes and budget cuts. Look hard enough and you'll find me (or not, avoided the cameras.) We marched from the main campus to the downtown districts. (Good thing public transportation was there, I was soooo not in the mood to walk back.)
Dienstag, 10. August 2010
Montag, 9. August 2010
Früher ging es meist nur um Viagra, doch heute wird fast alles gefälscht: Antibiotika, Schmerzmittel oder auch Krebsmedikamente. Nach Recherchen des NDR Wirtschafts- und Verbrauchermagazins Markt werden gefälschte Medikamente nicht
mehr nur im Internet vertrieben, sondern sind mittlerweile bundesweit in rund 100 Apotheken verkauft worden. In Norddeutschland ermitteln unter anderem die Staatsanwaltschaften Hamburg, Celle, Verden, Kiel und Braunschweig. Die Staatsanwaltschaft Braunschweig hat bereits Anklage gegen einen Apotheker erhoben. Allein er soll Medikamente mit einem Volumen von 1,675 Millionen zu Unrecht abgerechnet haben.