EYE BLEACH ADVISORY: Portland Naked Bike Ride 2015

On Saturday, June 27th, our friend, Leo Stratton, grabbed his video camera and recorded this yearly Portland, OR event – The Naked Bike Ride.  Approximately 10 to 20,000 bicyclists take to the streets to protest the use of fossil fuels, women’s rights, minority justice, and maybe just irritation and chafing, to ride around the city naked without fear of punishment.  This is the first of several videos (oh yeah, he has more of this lunacy on video) and this is an hour before the race hits the streets of S.E. Portland. Watch at your own risk as you will not be able to unsee these people and their assorted bums, wobbly bits, body hair and body paint.

 

 

Rand Paul: Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business Altogether

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While I disagree with Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage, I believe that all Americans have the right to contract.

The Constitution is silent on the question of marriage because marriage has always been a local issue. Our founding fathers went to the local courthouse to be married, not to Washington, D.C.

I’ve often said I don’t want my guns or my marriage registered in Washington.

Those who disagree with the recent Supreme Court ruling argue that the court should not overturn the will of legislative majorities. Those who favor the Supreme Court ruling argue that the 14th Amendment protects rights from legislative majorities.

Do consenting adults have a right to contract with other consenting adults? Supporters of the Supreme Court’s decision argue yes but they argue no when it comes to economic liberties, like contracts regarding wages.

It seems some rights are more equal than others.

Marriage, though a contract…

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‘God bless them!’ Families of #CharlestonShooting victims ‘forgive’ Dylann Roof [video]

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

During #CharlestonShooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof‘s first court hearing this afternoon, something amazing happened:

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Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.

The first Tesla Energy product is ‘Powerwall Home Battery,’ a stationary battery that can power a household without requiring the grid. The battery is rechargeable lithium-ion — it uses Tesla’s existing battery tech — and can be fixed to a wall, removing much of the existing complexity around using a local power source.

“The issue with existing batteries is that they suck,” Musk said in a press conference announcing Tesla Energy. “They are expensive, unreliable and bad in every way.”

Tesla’s solution, he said, is different.

For one thing, the company’s batteries cost $3,500 for 10kWh and $3,000 for 7kWh — add your snarky…

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GoFundMe updates terms after pulling fundraiser for shuttered Christian bakery

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

You might recall when the Christian-owned Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, closed due to threats after the owner told a reporter that she would not agree to cater a gay wedding if asked, although she would never deny service based on a customer’s sexual orientation or religion. (Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong even managed to work in an awkward and unfunny dig at “Indiana pizza” during her routine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.)

Supporters set up a spectacularly successful fundraiser on GoFundMe to keep the pizzeria afloat while the dust settled. It was so successful, in fact, an employee of CBS6 in Richmond, Va., with no evidence whatsoever, reported the fundraiser for fraud — “just in case.”

A similar fundraiser was set up to help Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of “Sweet Cakes by Melissa,” to pay a judgment of $135,000. The Oregon bakery closed in 2013 after two lesbians filed a civil rights complaint, citing “emotional, mental, and physical…

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100th Anniversary of Armenian Holocaust: Obama Still Refuses to Call It Genocide

by KIM QUADE on APRIL 23, 2015  at Victory Girls

April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of a genocide of which few people are aware, and President Obama would rather be overlooked.

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It is the anniversary of the Armenian genocide where about 1.5 million Armenians, along with some Greeks and Assyrians, were annihilated by the Turks. If their story is unfamiliar to you, it was unfamiliar to me as well until a few years ago, when a dear friend — Armenian on her mother’s side — introduced me to it. Her grandparents had emigrated to the United States after fleeing the holocaust in Armenia. She commemorates Armenian Remembrance Day on April 24, and, like many other Armenian-Americans, the wounds of that horrendous time run deep, just as with Jews who remember their Holocaust of decades later.

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Top 7 Ways to Support the Second Amendment at OSU

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1. Buy Drawing Tickets

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We have some great prizes and tickets are selling now. More info

2. Come See Lars Larson In the Quad

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Lars Larson will do his live radio show from the quad the last day of our Second Amendment Week. More info

3. Attend the Concealed Cary Class

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Students will be able to get their concealed cary certificat for free from the Jacobe Group. More info

4. Support College Republicans at the Debate

First Amendment Week 2015 College Republicans and College Democrats.

We have invited the College Democrats to debate us on a variety of issues regarding the Second Amendment. More info

5. Come to our Weekly Meeting

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We will have our regular meeting during our Second Amendment please join us for a fun meeting focused on the Second Amendment. More info

6. Stop by our booth in the quad

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The absurdity of transgenderism: a stern but necessary critique

transgender_men_810_500_55_s_c1by Carlos D. Flores || The Public Discourse

By now we are all undoubtedly familiar with the tragic suicide of Joshua Alcorn, the transgender teenage boy who, in late December, walked onto a freeway with the intention of ending his life. In an apparent suicide note, Joshua cites a host of reasons for why he was led to end his life, most prominent of which were his parents’ attempts to discourage his identifying as a girl and his being sent to therapists in an attempt to relieve these feelings. All of the problems that ultimately culminated in his suicide, writes Joshua, stem from the fact that, from the time he was a small child, he felt like a “girl trapped in a boy’s body.”

No sooner had Joshua’s heart stopped beating than the story of his suicide was seized by LGBT activists and pruned to advance a familiar narrative of a sexual minority fighting cultural oppression. Joshua’s parents immediately began to be chided as “repressive” and “bigoted” and even began to receive various threatsfrom LGBT internet crusader-activists.

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I have not referred to Joshua by using female pronouns or by using his self-invented female name of “Leelah.” The reason I am not doing this is simple: Joshua was not a girl—he was a boy—and to address males with female pronouns or females with male pronouns is to contribute to our culture’s confusion about sexuality and the nature of the human person, which is literally leaving casualties in its wake. No amount of surgical mutilation of body parts, effeminate behaviors, or artificial female appearances can make a man a woman.

LGBT activists will respond in various ways to this. They might first respond by saying: “Okay, true enough: Joshua was biologically a male. But you have misunderstood our claim: we contend that his sex was male, yes, but his genderwas female because he ‘identified’ as female.” The idea here is that people have a sex, which is either female or male and which one cannot choose. In addition to this, however, there is “gender,” or what sex one is more comfortable “identifying” as. The response to this is simple: Why think that what one “identifies as” is significant at all, especially to the extent that others should actively recognize or cater to such an identity, and especially when the identity one adopts is contrary to reality?

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VeinViewer Uses Infrared Light to Look Under Your Skin

2250x1500xvein.jpg.pagespeed.ic.xe9BHyXJK3I spotted this headline while roaming around the WeberNetz today and immediately clicked to the story. Once you reach a certain age, undoubtedly you’ve had your share of IVs and given blood by way of donation or for lab tests. Regardless, we’re all familiar with the needle and sometimes, with the accompanying treasure hunt for a good vein. This device looks like a brilliant way to mitigate all of the poking and prodding that I, for one, dread when faced with prospect of the needle.

From IndustryTap.com

If you are scared of the needle because you have difficult-to-locate veins, there is some good news for you.

To keep the guesswork out of injections, a Memphis-based company Christie Medical Holdings, has designed a device that can locate veins inside a person’s arm using harmless near-infrared light.

VeinViewer is a vein finder that uses infrared light to look under the skin and projects an HD image of the veins onto the surface of the skin. There won’t be any miss when the doctors and nurses poke you with a needle next time.

This highly portable device helps hospital staff to immediately locate a vein inside a person’s arm. It can find veins up to 0.4 inches or 10mm deep. The light detects hemoglobin in the blood and then instantly illuminates the intricate network of veins.

The light is totally painless but highly accurate, increasing both first-stick success and patient satisfaction.