Eyeball Found by Kids Outside a Restaurant.

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Gresham, Oregon – Last Thursday night, a group pf kids made an odd discovery outside their local Red Robin restaurant. Inside what seemed to be just an ordinary medicine container was an eyeball.  It is currently unknown whether the eyeball is that of a human or an animal.

The kids notified the restaurant staff, who then called the police in to investigate it.  The eyeball has been handed over to a medical examiner for further investigation.

Disney Resorts to Ban “Selfie Sticks”

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It has recently been reported that Walt Disney Resorts will ban the use of selfie sticks inside their parks.  According to one of their spokespersons, the use of these sticks have become a safety issue for both the staff and its guests.

The company first started putting up signs that says “NO SELFIE STICKS” in certain areas of their resorts, but safety concerns still continued to grow.  Guests will soon be notified before entering the parks about this new policy. They will have to either leave the sticks in their car or hotel room, or they can leave it with the attendant during the routine bag checks at the park’s entrance, which can be picked up after their visit.

Disneyworld in Orlando will start implementing this policy on Tuesday, while Disneyland Resort in California will start it on June 30th.  The parks located in Hong Kong and Paris will also impose this policy starting on July 1st.

Marriage Equality Without Exceptions

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Today marks yet another important event in the history of the United States.  Finally, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, bringing tears of joy to the vast majority of the country’s population.

There are still those people who opposes to same-sex marriages or even relationships, thinking that this is a “sin” or is “inhuman” because of how they were brought up or what their religion has taught them.

With all due respect, HOMOSEXUALS ARE ALSO PEOPLE.  PEOPLE WHO HAVE FEELINGS, OPINONS, AND WHO NATURALLY FALL IN LOVE.  They are not the ones destroying the sanctity of marriage.  It’s those who marry for the wrong reasons.  Just because they are gay, bi, or lesbian, it does not change the fact that they’re just as human as anyone else.

Being in love is a beautiful and magical thing regardless of status or gender.  This calls for a celebration.  CHEERS TO EQUAL LOVE NATIONWIDE!!!

Standing on the Side of Love

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Hip. Happy. Crunchy.

Today I cried. For a change it wasn’t for some dumb reason like I was so frustrated with the kids my choices were cry or yell, or because I have a weird association with the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” and welled up somewhere inappropriate like the grocery store. But because the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of marriage equality.

Today I cried because for millions of people nation-wide, this is huge. Suddenly in this way, they have become full citizens. The 1500+ rights, privileges, and benefits of legal marriage are now available to them. Their government now must recognize them and their children as full citizens.

Now, let’s talk like grown-ups for a moment. (I’m looking at you, Republican Presidential candidates) Let’s talk about what this means and what it doesn’t mean. What it does mean is that the rights and protections of…

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On Marriage Equality

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I Run This Mind

Friends and followers, you’ll have to forgive me for going a bit “off message” in my post today. The Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of marriage equality has my heart pounding and mind racing with happiness and joy.

However, being a social scientist and critical thinker by training, it is nearly impossible for me to not address the primary dissent presented by Justice Antonin Scalia, an opposition which is being echoed around the country.

Scalia’s dissent was largely full of vitriol for the very institution for which he serves and odd justifications for his opposition to the ruling, but one passage did give me pause:

“Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best”

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Questions for Humanity

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Each day when I wake up, I read or watch the news. Sometimes I log onto social media and skim over the posts. Everyday the news is different but there are common themes. Each person shares their feelings and opinions and in a lot of ways I appreciate that technology has made this and a lot of other incredible things possible, but in some ways it worries me. I genuinely feel that every individual has a right to their opinion but I feel like you should try to be respectful of others when voicing that opinion. Part of what makes our country so wonderful is that we can speak freely; we can share our thoughts and feelings, but is this any reason to do so in a way that deliberately hurts or alienates others? As a result of these questions, I found myself pondering some other thoughts as well:


When…

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