October 2018

Makeup Deals and Subscription Services

For the past few years, I've purchased an Ipsy subscription for my mother every Mother's Day and it's her favorite way to try new makeup. At only $10 per month (or less if you buy the whole year at once), you get a makeup bag and five "deluxe" samples, some of which are oftenn full-size products. I received it myself one year and found it to be a lot of fun, but I just didn't need that much makeup sent to my house each month.

Nuclear Reactors 628 - General Electric’s Global Research Center Is Working On Improved Nuclear Fuel Rod Designs And Materials

        The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has just awarded a three hundred and three million seven hundred thousand dollar grant to General Electric’s Global Research Center (GRC) for the continued development of a new type of nuclear fuel rod. The GRC will be collaborating with three national laboratories in the project.

Researchers At The University of Antwerp Study Brains Of Cosmonauts After Long Space Missions

        I have blogged before about the effects of space travel on human health. There are a variety of negative effects on different organs in the human body caused by either zero gravity or space radiation. Today I am going to report on a study of the brains of Russian cosmonauts following their time spent in orbit around the Earth.

We are in need of a leader

This is to much Sir. The country is desperately in need of a leader to lead them. I have 3 children when we pray it's more and more about why Dad can't people just stop talking like that or using social media to bully making people mean with the message they send. I understand you have served 2 terms. For that I thank the Lord you were a true blessing. I'm sorry it was too late for the country to truly appreciate your families efforts.

Hopeful father

Gay Pride In Tawain.

Dear Barak,

Have you ever been to a gay pride parade? They recently had one in Tawain. It looked really interesting. Flambuoyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors and supporters as tens of thousands of people took part in Taiwan's Gay Pride parade, the biggest in Asia.

The massive march, attended by nearly 13,000 people. It was held in capital Taipei on Saturday ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights.

In Asia's first such ruling, Taiwan's top court legalised gay marriage in May last year and said its decision must be implemented within two years.

The island will hold a series of public votes on same-sex marriage on November 24.

Rights activists say President Tsai Ing-wen has made little progress on the issue, despite campaigning on a promise of marriage equality during the 2016 election.

Waving rainbow banners, placards and fans printed with slogans saying "love is equal" and "vote for a happy future", participants gathered at the square outside the presidential office.

"I support the referendums because marriage equality is a basic human right that nobody should be deprived of and gender equality education at school is crucial to prevent discrimination and bullying," said Chen Yu-fang, a 39-year-old homemaker who brought her two children to the rally.

Many called the proposal to make a separate law for gay marriage "discriminatory", citing the 2017 ruling that current laws violate the right to freedom of marriage and equality.

"We will use our vote to tell Tsai Ing-wen's government that people want marriage equality," said Miao Poya, one of the activists who proposed a referendum in favour of gay marriage.

Society is still divided, Tsai said this year, but assured the government would abide by the court ruling.

Conservative groups, including Christian churches, have been pushing back against the initiative, saying marriage should be defined as "a bond between one man and one woman".

Taiwan's top court in May 2017 legalised gay marriage, the first place in Asia to do so [Tyrone Siu/Reuters]
In response, pro-LGBT campaigners have put forward their own referendum proposing that the code should be amended, which will also go to the vote next month.

They have also put forward a referendum calling for same-sex education in schools

If the conservative referendum is successful, it may require a separate law to be enacted for gay marriage, which campaigners say would be discriminatory.

Referendum proposals in Taiwan are put to a public vote if they are supported by 1.5 percent of the electorate - a little over 280,000 signatures. They are also legally binding.

"We hope the government will take the issue seriously. It's a pity that there has been no action after the court decision," said Chin Kuang-chih, 26, a drag queen performer.

So after hearing all this, do you think YOU too will participate in a gay pride parade very soon????

Hmmmm....just queerious...Hahahahahahaha