The “Gay Gaels” who have enriched Ireland’s history and culture for the world

The “Gay Gaels” who have enriched Ireland’s history and culture for the world


 

The “Gay Gaels” who have enriched Ireland’s history and culture for the world

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Welcome to the 21st century – we’re pretty sure Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan and Roger Casement would approve.

Dermot McEvoy is the author of “The 13th Apostle: A Novel of a Dublin Family, Michael Collins, and the Irish Uprising.” This passage is taken from his latest book “Irish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ireland.” This chapter is entitled “Gay Gaels.” …http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/The-Gay-Gaels-who-have-enriched-Irelands-history-and-the-prejudice-remaining.html

Orphans of Ireland’s Great Hunger married off to Australian convicts – Poor, alone and shipped against their will to the other side…

Orphans of Ireland’s Great Hunger married off to Australian convicts – Poor, alone and shipped against their will to the other side…


26 Million People Changed Their Facebook Profile Photo to Celebrate Gay Marriage

26 Million People Changed Their Facebook Profile Photo to Celebrate Gay Marriage


Originally posted on TIME:

Did you notice a whole lot more rainbows in your Facebook feed over the weekend?

Well, you were looking at the handiwork of two Facebook interns – a piece of code that more than 26 million people took advantage of for Pride weekend. The rainbow filter was created by two interns at an internal hackathon the company last week, and it became so popular internally that the company asked them to refine the filter for public use, the company said in a statement Monday.

A number of celebrities jumped on board with the trend, including Elizabeth Banks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Andy Cohen, Anne Hathaway and E.L. James.

Arnold Schwarzenegger got in on the act as well, though one fan registered their disapproval, writing “What’s wrong with U [sic] Arnie? I have to unlike,” to which Schwarzenegger replied simply, “Hasta la vista.”

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Americans Are Using a U.S. Flag Photo Filter to Protest the Gay Marriage Ruling

Americans Are Using a U.S. Flag Photo Filter to Protest the Gay Marriage Ruling


Originally posted on TIME:

Some Americans are using a web service by Rightwingnews.com to add an American flag filter to their Facebook profile photos as part of the backlash against the legalization of gay marriage in the U.S.

The move is a direct response to Facebook’s “Celebrate Pride” rainbow filter, which allows users to show their support of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage on June 26. Over 26 million people implemented Facebook’s filter in the days after the ruling.

However, one Twitter user, featured in the Independent, pointed out that the Rainbow flag and the American flag are not mutually exclusive symbols.

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Thyroid tumor epidemic? It’s getting worse with each cup of Greek Yogurt consumed and with each slice of pizza. The September, 2014 issue of the journal Pediatrics contained

Thyroid tumor epidemic? It’s getting worse with each cup of Greek Yogurt consumed and with each slice of pizza. The September, 2014 issue of the journal Pediatrics contained


Originally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com:

2X as Much Thyroid Disease in Vegetarians as Vegans

Doctors missed the reason for America’s thyroid cancer

epidemic. Notmilk connected the dots with science.

Today’s NOTMILK column:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NotMilk/conversations/messages/5421

2X as Much Thyroid Disease in Vegetarians as Vegans

“I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with

‘Guess’ on it. I said, Thyroid problem?”

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Research performed by Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) doctors

on 65,981 human subjects at Loma University (and published

in the June 1, 2015 issue of found hyperthyroid disease

(which usually results from thyroid disorders, particularly

Grave’s Disease) two times as prevalent in vegetarians as

in vegans. Neither group eats meat. One group eats dairy.

The doctors had no guess as to why the difference exists.

Researchers concluded:

“Exclusion of all animal foods was associated with half the

prevalence of hyperthyroidism compared with omnivorous diets.”

Children with soaring thyroid cancer rates.

Soaring ice cream…

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Why Are Beggars Despised? by George Orwell

Why Are Beggars Despised? by George Orwell


Originally posted on WebInvestigatorKK:

Sandra Druschke (CC BY 2.0)

Sandra Druschke (CC BY 2.0)

byMarcie Gainer

via Reddit (r/books):

It is worth saying something about the social position of beggars, for when one has consorted with them, and found that they are ordinary human beings, one cannot help being struck by the curious attitude that society takes towards them. People seem to feel that there is some essential difference between beggars and ordinary “working” men. They are a race apart–outcasts, like criminals and prostitutes. Working men “work,” beggars do not “work”; they are parasites, worthless in their very nature. It is taken for granted that a beggar does not “earn” his living, as a bricklayer or a literary critic “earns” his. He is a mere social excrescence, tolerated because we live in a humane age, but essentially despicable.

Yet if one looks closely one sees that there is no essential difference between a beggar’s livelihood and that…

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