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*Please note I do not know narniarose personally... I've found some evidence to show this isn't an internet fraud and it isn't on snopes.*

http://narniarose.livejournal.com/63920.html

TIFFANY MARIE DUNCAN

AGE 17

Tiffany was last seen at home in Raleigh, NC, on Saturday, December 6, 2008. She may be in the company of an older man named “Ryan” or “Brian” that she met on myspace. She also has a black sharpei/pit bull puppy with her. If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call Tracey Duncan at 919-906-6153.

*I am thinking calling the police might be better but this is your call*

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http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Upcoming+Events

If this is a cause you believe in then I urge you to please take a look at some of the other events coming up. If there isn't an event in your area why not volunteer to organize one?

Upcoming events that ANYONE can participate in:
Project Postcard 11/27/08
A Day with out a Gay 12/10/08
Light up the night for equality 12/20/08

There is another protest planned in January and a Washington March in the works.  If you aren't comfortable publicly protesting (and I understand that) there are still ways you can help.  Project post card is a low cost way, under 2 bucks probably unless you have very fancy postcards.  A day with out a gay has options if you can't miss work.  I know this isn't everyone here's issue.  That's fine. I'm not starting a debate, but if it's a cause you support then let's keep the momentum going. 
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"I hope that the worlds turns, and that things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you. Valerie."


Before I left to go to the court house I watched this video. 

Keith Olbermann 11/10/08

I really wasn't sure what to expect.  The weather outside had turned to snow and rain and by the time Steph and I walked from the car to the site my hands were cold and the signs were looking draggled.  We got there about twenty after one with the rally slated to begin at 1:30 and there were perhaps five other people there, huddled under the porch out of the rain and waiting.  Shortly after we arrived the news crews showed up and people began asking who was in charge.  I ended up being interviewed by one station.  He got a close up of my sign, miced me and asked what we were here for and why.  I explained about the nationwide protests and kept to simple answers about why I believe in this cause.  Simply put I believe in love, which is what my sign said.  He asked if I was gay, I told him no, not wanting to complicate the, Bisexual-poly bit.  I explained that I was married and that gay marriage would not harm my marriage in any way.  Simple and calm and as personable as I could be. He also asked for my name and the spelling there of. 

The protest was positive.  There was no rhetoric against anyone.  We stood in the rain, waved signs and flags and chanted slogans.  I started one as "2,4,6,8; Love does not discriminate." At 2 pm we observed a moment of silence for the rights that have been taken away.  I passed out bubbles to people and bubbles flew throughout the protest.  We had some speakers, and many eloquent things were said.  The most poignant of those was the man who flew in from LA.  He pointed to a gold ring on his left hand and said:  "I am married." 

People gawked as we chanted.  People honked in support and there were a few hecklers.  We did not have a counter protesting group which helped.  There was also no police presence.  Towards the end Steph and I pressed hot coco on people and shared names and hugs.  I've set my pictures up in my flickr site and a short video on youtube.  We left after 3 hours of being rained and snowed on with frozen feet and wet beneath our wool coats.  But we left with people still there, still arriving (although tapering off in numbers) and still in fine mettle and spirit.  Again I urge people to call congress at the national and state levels.  Politely and firmly we will make our voices heard on January 21st. 


Edited to add:  http://www.daytondailynews.com/p/content/gen/sharedoh/photos_galleries/news/nation-world/111608gayrally.html  More pictures.  I am also hearing that protest were held in England, Canada and Australia. 

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Alright I've said my piece on gay marriage. Some of you agree and some don't. This post isn't to debate it. But for those of us who do agree and want to take a stand this is what I propose. There is a lot of change happening in congress. On 1/21/09 lets write, lets call, and let make our voices heard. Politely, firmly and calmly. I've set the links below to the directories for the house and senate. And beyond that go to your state congress, the governors. Let's start there.

http://www.house.gov/
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

And for the record this is fine to share with anyone you please.
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There is a national protest against Prop 8 tomorrow at 1:30 pm. I am going to be at the Dayton one.
http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Ohio
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Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King
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It's over and I will say what most probably guessed. I am happy Obama won. And I'm not going to argue that point here and now because there is another point I want to make. Prop 8 in California passed. California looks like they will ban gay marriage. On a day when we as a nation faced one fear we bowed to another.

I think it's very clear to anyone who reads my journal or has ever met me that I support the right to be married by anyone. All of the religious rhetoric "The bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman" is bullshit. Read it. There's a hell of a lot of marriage is between one man and two or more woman.

Gay marriage has not broken this country. Massachusetts has not become a hell on earth because they stopped discriminating. Being gay is not a disease, it is not wrong and it is not immoral. It will not make my marriage to Josh any less valid, nor will it bring rampant anarchy or chaos in the streets.

Who you marry is a private decision between you and the parties involved. The government should not have the right to tell anyone who they can or cannot marry providing it is safe, sane and consensual. (And please the tired arguments of "then why can I not marry my dog" are specious at best. Consensual implies intelligent consent.)

I try to not take firm stances on issues. I see both sides, and usually it is a sea of gray. This one though, I have set deep roots. Today is historic in that barriers have shattered but there is more walls to come. Please look deep at this issue. Look into your heart and soul and see past the fear. We as a country are stronger and better then that.

*** Edited to add*** Please, I know we don't all agree but no flaming or I'll delete comments. That applies to both sides.

***Edited again*** Sorry but this is turning to flames. My Journal and I'm calling it done. If you want to continue the debate please find another forum.

Hey you....

Nov. 4th, 2008 01:17 am
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Yes you... research, read then VOTE!

and no discussion about voting for whom or what here. There are other places. I know what I am voting for and who. No ones changing my mind now, just put your money where your mouth is and vote for your candidates. (And local politics tres important... seriously.)

Now to steal... er borrow from Mishboi... ;-)

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There will be wedding recap... promise... but I was distracted.... it seduced me...

I have about a yard or so of navy, turquoise and golds yarn (very badly spun) on my pretty new drop spindle....

How much is a spinning wheel???? (Drat it now I want a wheel, a loom, more wool... Josh is with me on getting an alpaca though!)
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Nearly everything is done. Well LJ... when next we meet I will be Mrs. Denise Marie Beucler. Now I have to go start the 7 hour process of making a 'Nise Cinderella and keeping her fed and energetic enough I don't pumpkin at midnight.

I'll see you all flip side... (and why does it feel like when I was getting my tonsils out only more weepy nervous?). Hear is to blue dresses, jeweled tiaras, green pirate coats and silver rings... a hell of a lot of stress and marriage to my badger. Je T'adore me coure.

Voila

Sep. 19th, 2008 10:47 am
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The bathroom is clean... the wedding can progress apace.
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I'm at Taz's checking email. The dress only needs a hem. We have checked and all the places will be open for the wedding (there was a worry that the park would be closed. We got an estimate on the roof repairs and tomorrow I am going to get that fixed. No ETA on power... we have heard Thursday, Sat and Sun so I will call the power again to check tomorrow.

I'm alternating between extreme stress and panic and moments of zen. Fortunaly most of the stuff is done so once I finish the hand sewing tomorrow I can dye my hair and do the girly get ready bits and find someplace to burn the music. The current favorite for aisle marching is "it's the end of the world as you know it." Humor is trying to be kept up. I seriously never should have read dies the fire though.

If you need me call the cell. And when this is done I will have many many pictures. Wedding pictures, storm pictures...

FYI

Sep. 15th, 2008 08:23 pm
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We got hit by Ike pretty hard. No power since 3pm yesterday and some of the roof blew off. If you need me call my cell.
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Where was I 7 years ago? Learning to be a manager for a thrift store company working on the sorting line next to a Muslim woman from Morocco.
What is my heartfelt sentiment... no tears, no fear, just this...
http://5tephe.livejournal.com/47777.html

Do something good for someone else today.
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I have made the bodice/ jacket pattern for the dress. Go sleeves 3.0. I have cut the lining and tested the pattern yet again. Now I have to decide.... should I pre-wash the silk duponi....

I don't think this is going to be a machine wash dress. And I'm a little afraid to wash it less I damage it.... gah... anyone else had experience? I bought ten yards of this from Denver Fabrics about a year ago.

Scheduling

Aug. 18th, 2008 01:49 pm
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I'm planning to be at Scottish dancing tonight. If anyone wants a ride meet me at the house by 6:45.
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I passed 23,000. Sleep now.
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
23,068 / 50,000
(46.1%)

Dancing...

Jul. 28th, 2008 09:58 pm
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Anyone interested in scottish dance lessons in August I am going to start on 8/11 and the instructor is going to make a special beginer class for us if we get enough people.  It's in Beavercreak on the NE side of dayton from 7:30-9:30... Anyone want to make an evening of it?  The first class is free.
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In case you didn't already know.....



Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion.... be still my geek girl heart. :-P
And Joss my literary love... can not wait!
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