Saturday, November 10, 2012



After a decade of defeats and dozens of rejections by voters across the United States, campaigns for same-sex marriage have found friendly voters in Maine, Maryland and apparently in Washington state, according to early returns.
What now?

There likely will be lawsuits against churches. Justices of the peace or other officials could have a bull’s-eye on their backs. Small businesses, such as photographers, venue operators and cake bakers will be hit with claims under anti-discrimination laws. And more.
That’s according to Frank Schubert, who has worked on campaigns to defend the traditional definition of marriage.
He worked on the four defense campaigns for the 2012 election in Maine, Maryland, Washington and Minnesota. In the first three, voters agreed with the concept of same-sex marriage, and in Minnesota voters declined to embed the traditional marriage definition in the state constitution. It already is a state law there.
Schubert noted that the 2012 votes don’t really indicate a significant change of attitude, because the votes all were in liberal enclaves around the nation. Massachusetts, New York and a handful of other states already had imposed the practice on populations through court or legislative fiat, while more than 40 others have banned it either in their constitution or their law.
Schubert noted that what will happen now in America already can be seen in Canada, which approved same-sex marriage in 2005.
In Canada, according to a report by National Review, there have been hundreds of formal complaints pursued against people who hold to the biblical instruction that marriage is between a man and a woman. They include a well-known television anchor on a major sports show who was fired only hours after he tweeted his support for “the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage.”
The report said he had only been defending a hockey player’s agent who was getting death threats for refusing to support a “gay” marriage campaign.
In the case, Fred Henry, the Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary, was threatened with litigation and charged with a human-rights violation after he wrote a letter to local churches on the church’s teaching on marriage, the report said.
The report noted there have been an estimated 200 to 300 proceedings against those people who defend traditional marriage.
“A considered and empathetic opposition to same-sex marriage has nothing to do with phobia or hatred, but that doesn’t stop Christians, conservatives, and anybody else who doesn’t take the fashionable line from being condemned as Neanderthals and bigots,” the report said.
Schubert said he sees that attitude coming to the U.S.
“I think we’re going to see the conflict that these laws create. They’re going to manifest themselves in a whole host of ways,” he told WND.
He said the laws affecting individuals and small businesses in hospitality, like a recent case involving a Christian couple in Vermont attacked for not wanting to have a lesbian event at their private inn.
“People who have any connection to governmental licenses could be impacted certainly,” Schubert said, such as notaries public, justices of the peace, mayors and commissioners.
“They will find themselves being forced by the power of government to participate in same-sex ceremonies or give up their government licenses,” he said.
Churches, too, will be targeted. He cited a case involving a plan by the Catholic Church to dispose of a parcel of property. Officials did not want to sell it for the purpose of holding lesbian ceremonies and were sued.
“There’s no room for religious consciences in this type of debate. It’s not live and left live. It’s a one-way street,” he said.
He also said violence is bound to follow. In fact, he said that on Election Day, a small church in Maine was hit by graffiti, including a swastika, simply for displaying pro-marriage signs.
Similar events happened several years ago in the state of Washington, when a petition to limit marriage to a man and a woman was circulated.
The names of the petition signers were made public, and death threats followed some who had supported traditional marriage. In that fight, homosexual activists promised they would get the names of those who wanted to protect traditional marriage and post them online so that they could encourage supporters of homosexuality to create “uncomfortable conversations” with the signers.
Then came, according to hundreds of pages of sworn statements, the death threats to those who, in one way or another, already had been identified as petition supporters and signers.
Among the many documented threats was the statement, “I will kill you and your family,” which was delivered to the young son of a political candidate, Elizabeth Scott, who had signed the petition.
The same thing happened during the fight over Prop 8 in California.
There, threats that were documented included:
  • “I’m going to kill the pastor.”
  • “If I had a gun I would have gunned you down along with each and every other supporter”
  • “We’re going to kill you.”
  • “You’re dead. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon … you’re dead.”
  • “I’m a gay guy who owns guns, and he’s my next target.”
  • “I warn you, I know how to kill, I’m an ex-special forces person.”
  • “Get ready for retribution all you bigots.”
  • Burn their f—ing churches to the ground and then tax the charred timbers.”
Evidence also included churches marred by graffiti, swastikas on lawns and walls, bricks thrown through windows and doors, adhesive poured into locks, suspicious packages of white powder sent in the mail – “all for nothing more than supporting traditional marriage.”
Schubert also says Barack Obama needs to take part of the blame.
“I think that what’s happening in Washington is a contributing factor. You have the president out there actively trying to redefine marriage, and to tell the American people this is perfectly fine and we should accept it.”
Obama has advocated for homosexuality throughout his presidency, and imposed open homosexuality on the U.S. military.
In a statement on his Mission: Public Affairs website, Schubert wrote of his disappointment over the Tuesday results, but said “it’s important to consider that these battles occurred in a very difficult political landscape. ”
“We’re were contesting in four deep [Democratic] states and were outspent very badly in all of them – at least four-to-one.”



Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, FL – 141% Turnout

Scheduled Recount Delayed Till 11/14

10 November 2012
by Dr. Richard Swier
Click on the link below for the official St Lucie County, FL 2012 election results. Only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. The unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.
When asked about the 141% Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker stated, “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.”
Statement of Votes Cast St. Lucie County 2012 General Election November 6, 2012*
Supervisor Walker has posted this notice on her official website:
It appears that Allen West is justified in asking for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in St. Lucie County. According to the November 7th Supervisor of Elections report Allen B. West garnered 52,625 votes in St.Lucie county and Patrick Murphy 65,896 votes.
RELATED COLUMN: St. Lucie County election results posted, after hours of delay.
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New York

NYCHA residents stuck without power since Hurricane Sandy - and say agency not helping

Half of New Yorkers without heat, hot water or power are in NYCHA buildings

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 A Mobile Boiler Room truck is parked in the middle of the complex, but not yet hooked up - Residents of the NYCHA houses in Redhook, Brooklyn are without heat, hot water and in most cases electricity after flood water from hurricane Sandy washed over the complex. (Bryan Pace for New York Daily News)

Bryan Pace for New York Daily News

A mobile boiler truck is parked in middle of Red Hook, Brooklyn, complex but not hooked up to provide heat and hot water to tenants.

Twelve days after the Sandy surge whacked the city, half of the New Yorkers still without heat, hot water or power were in public housing.

Hundreds of NYCHA buildings across Brooklyn and in Far Rockaway, Queens, were affected. Some 35,000 residents were trapped in a time gone by, boiling water for baths, shutting themselves in when the sun went down, going to the bathroom in buckets.

And the NYCHA, they say, was barely visible.

"We have seen nobody," said a furious Diedre Jackson of Surfside Houses in Coney Island, whose apartment was still frigid and dark Friday.

Dozens of shell-shocked tenants at several hard-hit developments told the Daily News last week that the few NYCHA workers they saw during 12 days of hell offered neither information nor help.

They scoffed at Chairman John Rhea's claim that NYCHA workers hit the ground right after Hurricane Sandy, updating residents on what he said was an aggressive effort to restore power, water and heat.

"They kept giving me different dates" for when power would resume, said Grandon Gibbs, a resident of the Red Hook Houses.


Bryan Pace for New York Daily News

50-year-old Grandon Gibbs, a resident of the Red Hook Houses, says it took days for the city to get around to pumping water out of his building's basement.

Residents, public officials and even NYCHA workers blasted the authority for moving at a snail's pace to relieve the suffering.

"You have to look at this from the perspective of the people who live in these buildings and how this affects them," said Brooklyn City Councilman Stephen Levin, who wrestled with NYCHA to restore power to the Gowanus Houses. "For NYCHA as a bureaucracy, that's just not how they look at things."

In the Red Hook Houses, a worker on Friday used a garden hose attached to a pump to try to clear water from a basement. Predictably, water kept refilling the room, a worker told The News. Power can't be restored until the basement is dry.

A temporary boiler that would provide heat and hot water arrived at Red Hook Thursday but sat idle on Friday.

City Councilman Brad Lander, who spent all last week pressing NYCHA to speed things up, said four more boilers "on order" had yet to show up. NYCHA declined to say when the boilers were ordered, and Rhea has said it will take several days to "power up" the machines.

Gibbs, 50, who lives in a Red Hook building that was hit by the surge, said water stayed in the basement for days with no effort to pump it out.

"They let the water sit there all week long and the salt ate up the wires," he speculated.

Coney Island was hit particularly hard. A 7-foot surge filled basements nearly two blocks inland. Saltwater flooded electrical rooms, blowing out switches and depositing tons of beach sand everywhere.

By Friday, tenants in the Coney Island Houses, Surfside Gardens, O'Dwyer Gardens and Carey Gardens lived in a postapocalyptic landscape of boarded-up businesses and nonfunctioning traffic and street lights.

Late last week, an elderly woman sifted through trash, picking out cans of food at the Coney Island Houses.
"We get no information," said Tatiana Lyssenko, 67, who trudged daily up 11 flights with bottles of water to pour into her toilet so it would work. On Tuesday water finally came back, but it was cold.

"I am always agitated with this situation. And I have high blood pressure. But for me, it's a big luxury to worry about that."

"It has no logic," she said, shaking her head.

In the Far Rockaways, the Hammel Houses took a beating like the rest of the neighborhhood. There Tonia Etheridge, 35, who works at a nearby chocolate factory, tried to see keep her suffering in perspective.

Her four children ages six to 16 are bundled up in long johns and layers to stay warm, walking around the apartment in fleece blankets.

"I can't complain because at the end of the day, we're blessed to have a roof over our heads," she said. "A lot of people lost their homes.

"It'd be selfish to complain over our heat right now," she said.

But home health aide Teraishia Christian, 21, was beginning to lose patience.

She and her two-year-old son are sick from the lack of heat and she doesn't know where to find a doctor now in the post-Sandy Rockaways.

"My son woke up in the middle of the night saying he was cold, so I had to get blankets and wrap him up in it," she said. "No human being should live like this. "

On Friday Mayor Bloomberg promised electric service would be returned to all the developments by the end of the weekend.

A few hours later, NYCHA spokeswoman Stainback offered this caveat: "Assuming all goes according to plan, that's the best case scenario.


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Breakfast at McDonald's

This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until the end! (After the story, there are some very interesting facts!): I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree.
The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with. Her last project of the term was called, 'Smile.' The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.. I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway. So, I thought this would be a piece of cake,
Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning. It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son. We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did. I did not move an inch... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved. as I turned around I smelled a horrible 'dirty body' smell, and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was 'smiling' His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance......
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