SuperGirl is no more

Written by Gary Whittaker

TEN has decided it was time to weigh in onrepparttar Schiavo case. It seems that much ado is being about nothing, but in this case, nothing appears to be Terri Shiavo’s mental capacity. Doctors are divided on how serious her condition really is, but we can at least all agree that Terri will never have again led a normal, healthy life. At best, with extensive medical treatment and proper care-taking, Terri’s condition would make Christopher Reeve’s look like a summer cold. In fact, out of allrepparttar 132156 comments, public opinion polls, and a revolving door of pulpit politicians, not one has actually come out to continue Superman’s legacy. We mourned his passing, commented on how much we proved thatrepparttar 132157 disabled had a voice, had a chance, yet we have forgottenrepparttar 132158 lessons he courageously proved to us.

That being said, let’s not sugar-coat anymore what is actually happening. Terri Shiavo is being legally murdered. Think I am being too harsh? Terri is not a vegetable. She was able to maintain limited awareness while never have anything more than limited care. Her husband and legal guardian want to abide by her wishes when she was a normal young woman. What young person ever seriously thinks about how they want to be treated if ever such a tragedy would befall them? Almost every single hearlthy person has made a comment in their life after seeing a disabled person of, “Well you can just kill me if that ever happens”. I am sure many people have saidrepparttar 132159 same thing looking at Terri Shiavo’s case themselves.

That, however, does not give anyonerepparttar 132160 right to actually take your life away should it happen. I do not faultrepparttar 132161 husband, as some Republicans have, for his decision to want to end her life. I have to takerepparttar 132162 benefit ofrepparttar 132163 doubt and assume he honestly believes his wife would want to die even now. I do not faultrepparttar 132164 husband, as they family has done, for moving on with his life, getting married and having kids. But he has let go. He has moved on. Terri’s parent’s have not. They are willing to care for Terri. She does have a chance to improve her conditions and quality of life. That is a right that any human being has. No man, court or government has a right to take that away, especially for those who do not have a voice. This position of removing her feeding tube so that she can starve to death over a period of weeks isrepparttar 132165 most cowardly court supported decision I have seen in years. If you want to condemn her to death, then at least do it with mercy and kill her more humanely. Instead, we have a list of 21 Senators who would rather not facerepparttar 132166 issue head on, but instead agree to this barbaric treatment of a human being.

“How To Tell If Someone You Meet In An Online Profile Or Advert Is Married/Partnered Or A Troll" Article 2 of 5

Written by Murray Hughes

----------------------------------------- Subtitle - Troll Detection Made Easy ---------------------------------------- Due to their overwhelming lack of social skills,repparttar gay man’s 'trolls' aren’t that hard to detect if you know what to look for.

The majority of them are usually oblivious to anyone or anything but themselves, and thus behave in a way that makes you shudder with embarrassment.

A classic example is someone who sends you naked pictures of themselves without asking, or giving any indication that’s what they’re going to do, first.

Another example is someone who bugs you for your personal contact details even after you have already declined.

There are literally millions of gay men and women online daters out there - you can easily afford to be picky.

If you have a bad feeling about someone, trust it!

However, be aware that there are some other, more malevolent trolls, who will try to bait you and lure you in to talking with them or meeting them.

So how can you tell if they’re a troll?

When I first began using online dating I had no idea, I was completely naive.

Resultingly, I fell victim to a troll on more than one occasion – thankfully I have never been physically bashed but:

•I’ve been homo-bashed in a chat room by an obvious gay-person hater. In fact, I think it was a 2 or 3 of them having a good laugh.

•I’ve gone on dates with troll’s, more than once. Shortly after we met it became very obvious they were nothing like they described.

•I had to change my phone number because I foolishly gave it out to a desperate troll who wouldn’t take 'no' for an answer.

I’m not trying to showcase my stupidity! I am just givingrepparttar 132153 reasons why I had to, out of necessity, develop some kind of early detection system.

After a lot of trial-and-error, for both myself and my clients, I developed a check-list of yellow-flags'. Here are atwo of them:

1.Move-Out Ya Bum!

If you get any hints that they still live with their mom and dad, that’s a sign of a troll.

If they are young then it’s probably OK, but most gay online daters are mid-20’s and upwards.

From my experience, a grown gay man or woman still living at home is cause for concern.

If a relationship did start, you would have to always use your place. Additionally, you have to wonder if his or her parents even know your date is gay.

If they don’t, visiting would be like being 14 all over again….imagine – you visit, date introduces you as a friend and then tells his/her mother you are going up torepparttar 132154 bedroom..

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