It’s not like me to post anything non-rugby related but I think this is important and I can reach a larger audience on this blog than my normal one … so …
I’ve altered my icon slightly to this:
Let me explain why …
Those of you who are Irish will know, others may know through tumblr, but essentially on 22nd of May there will be a referendum in Ireland on Marriage Equality which essentially means that all marriages regardless of sexual orientation will be viewed by the state as EQUAL. This is more than civil partnerships which only gives same-sex couple similar but not equal rights as those with civil marriages. This referendum will change this and recognise all love as being equal, no matter what.
There’s been ridiculously stupid ‘No’ side arguments and their propaganda just leaves me so speechless that I feel the need to post something about it.
I just want my followers who are eligible to vote on May 22nd to please do so - whether you agree or not, it’s vital you exercise your democratic right - It may not affect you directly, but it may affect a friend, a cousin, a sibling, numerous family members, neighbours … even any future children you may have.
It’s not about politics or religion, it’s about humans being treated as equals and recognising that nothing is more pure than love. And that’s why I’ll be voting yes.
That is all :)
****Also, just a reminded there’s a 2nd vote that day, about the presidential age? Just in case anyone forgot or didn’t know about it. I don’t think a 21 year old prez could be any worse than one who’s 74 do you?****
“(Man) I’m not sure how many days remain for me and my wife, but I hope to be healthy during those days and leave this world together with her. Even now, I sometimes ponder how I could live without her. I don’t even want to imagine it. When I think about who has cared for me in my busy life, the answer is clear: she was always beside me.”
“(남자) 앞으로 우리가 살 날이 얼마나 남아있는진 모르겠지만, 사는 동안에는 건강하고 갈 때는 같이 갔으면 좋겠어. 지금도 ‘이 사람 없으면 어떻게 살지’하는 생각이 문득 문득 드는데, 그건 상상하기도 싫어. 바쁘게 살아왔던 내 삶 속에서 누가 날 돌봐줬나 생각해보면 내 옆엔 항상 이 사람이 있었더라구.”
The 4,864-acre Table Rocks Management Area is cooperatively owned and administered by the BLM and natureconservancy.
The Table Rocks were designated in 1984 as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) to protect special plants and animal species, unique geologic and scenic values, and education opportunities. The remarkable diversity of the Table Rocks includes a spectacular spring wildflower display of over 75 species, including the dwarf wooly meadowfoam (Limnanthes floccosa ssp. pumila), which grows nowhere else on Earth but on the top of the Table Rocks. Vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi), federally listed as threatened, inhabit the seasonally formed vernal pools found on the tops of both rocks.
Congress is trying to make sure the public doesn’t have a voice in negotiations around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). They’re trying to “Fast Track” the secret deal, threatening our Internet and our democracy. Fight back by joining the Internet Vote on April 23rd. Let’s flood Washington, DC with calls and emails to make it clear how the Internet is voting: against censorship and against Fast Track.
The Ultimate #NatureSelfie: Greater Sage-Grouse Strut Their Stuff!
Every year from March through May, male Greater Sage-Grouse come to communal mating grounds called leks to show off their moves. In hopes of impressing some very picky hens, the males puff their chests, fan their feathers and really strut their stuff. The same lekking grounds may be used year after year, and protected lek habitat is critical to the Greater Sage-Grouse’s survival.
The natureconservancy and usfws have launched a brand new LekCam to help people understand this very special and ancient mating ritual and the importance of lek habitat. The camera streams live footage of the birds and their early morning lek ritual online.