Showing posts with label New year’s. Show all posts
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Happy New Year from adamfoxie*blog Int. also wishing you and the ones that love you, health,peace and to be free to pursue your own happiness that hopefully in someway will help someone else💜.

                                                                             
       

                                                                                


                                                          

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Good Bye 2015 [Best wishes to all in 2016]


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December 29, 2013

Puerto Rican, Gay friendly, Woman from The Bronx, US Supreme Court Justice, Will Drop The Ball 2014

Must-See Photos of 2013
AP
Justice Sotomayor, inset, will lead the countdown to the ball drop in Times Square..

The Bronx native will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year's Eve ball

 The organizers of the annual celebration announced Sunday that Sotomayor, a Bronx native, will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year's Eve ball.
Sotomayor was appointed to the court in 2009.

The giant New Year's Eve ball is covered in more than 2,600 crystal triangles and lit from within by more than 32,000 lights.

Five Most Positive Things this Year 2013 (you can add more, I you have)


Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian. 1. Edward Snowden has rocked the world of NSA spying.
 When Edward Snowden first blew the whistle on the NSA's sweeping surveillance, he said his greatest fear was not what the government would do to him, but that nothing would change. A mere six months later, the cascading effects have, according to the Washington Post, made themselves felt in Congress, the courts, popular culture, Silicon Valley and world capitals." There is now a vibrant global dialogue about privacy rights. In December, a federal court judge declared the secret collection of domestic phone records unconstitutional and President Obama's own review panel called a major overhaul of NSA's activities. President Obama claims he will consider the review board's suggestions, indicating that reforms are necessary to restore public confidence. While Snowden is under indictment for criminal acts here in the US, thanks to this whistleblower, the days of the NSA doing whatever it wants--in secret and free from public criticism--are coming to an end. Thanks, Edward, for your service

Pope Francis in March 2013.jpg2. Yes, the Pope, who beat Snowden for Time's Person of the Year, is astonishing. I must admit that even as a secular Jew, this pope fills me with awe. He sneaks out at night to feed the homeless; invites homeless people to celebrate his birthday in the Vatican; washes the feet of young prisoners; says he is not one to judge gay people; calls on the church to get beyond its fixation on reproduction and sexual morality; debunks trickle-down economics and questions the morality of capitalism; lives simply and loves to take public transportation. What a cool guy! Unfortunately he doesn’t support abortion rights or the ordination of women, but he is certainly injecting new spirit into the moribund, scandal-ridden Catholic church.

walmart workers3. Wage workers from McDonalds to Walmart rose up in to demand a living wage.  Today, 34 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, as well as dozens of cities, have introduced or passed legislation on minimum wage issues, including increasing the state minimum wage, automatic cost-of-living increases and addressing base wages for tipped employees. (And overseas in Bangladesh, after a huge factory blaze in April left 1,100 people dead, massive strikes led to a 77% pay increase for Bangladeshi garment workers!) Pressure is now on Congress to increase the federal minimum wage, which has remained at a shameful $7.25 per hour for the past three years. 


4. Gay marriage is becoming like apple pie. The Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. This year alone saw not only Illinois, but Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, California, Hawaii and New Mexico added to the list of marriage equality states. This number is certain to keep rising, now that a majority of Americans are supportive.  Also, the Senate voted in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill is being blocked in the House but a growing number of Republicans are starting to embrace LGBT rights. Who knows? 2014 might not only see more gay marriages in our nation’s homes, but basic LGBT rights in the workplace as well.

5. One nation has come to its senses about smoking weed: 
Uruguay. In 2013, the nation of Uruguay became the first country to fully legalize marijuana. Back home in the US, Washington and Colorado passed full legalization laws (yes, that means recreational use without big brother stepping in) and the Federal government has stated it will not mount a challenge. Also this year, Illinois and New Hampshire joined the 18 other states that have legalized medical marijuana use. Even the stuffy Canadian federal government made medical marijuana legal. You'll soon be able to get a deal on your dope from GroupOn and pay in Bitcoins. The times they are a changing’.

2013 Gay Marriage Triumphed Establishes Social Trend:

December 31, 2012

Infinite Male Bodies as Art in 2012

These images have been picked by Adam Gonzalez for adamfoxie*Blog 2012 



as the most spiritual, seductive, inspirational. Adam calls it a male body that makes you think in other



than sex, even though seduction is very much included. These are not sexual figures even though many 



will see them as such. Instead they hit your heart first, then mind and lastly anything else. There is so



much more! But his set will get us into the new year. You have no idea of the well wishes that are felt by



Adam and his blog for those in over 12-14 countries that will read this. Thank you is not enough, 



dedication is better and when that is no longer possible, we would let someone else take over. Much 


love to those that we haven’t seen but we see their footsteps and we feel their warmth even when we 



can’t get it from our dear close ones. If wishes work, you reading this, will make you to be ok 



 

This sculpture is found on a quick 35 minute hydrofoil ride from the mainland port city of Piraeus will bring you to the shores of Aegina, in the heart of the Saronic Gulf. You’ll disembark at the bustling harbor where ferries, hydrofoils and small fishing boats are constantly passing in and out through the marina. For easy, guided tours, visitors can take a horse and carriage ride from the waterfront, but navigating the island by foot or motor scooter is just as easy and will allow you to explore the numerous alleyway restaurants and shops tucked into the hillside.




FaithMouse
Best Body Art.  and  adamfoxie*s Best Body 2012


If you are a male you will most likely know the difference between a man’s back to a woman’s back.
 Both Beautiful but if you like a man’s body there is no comparison . It’s very different, even on a young male model as this.

Heromorph:

 




Art: Prisoner Of Love 2008 by Artist James Michael McCracken

Prisoner Of Love 
James Michael McCracken

Last Blog of 2012 soon


In a few minutes at 7pm this blog will give you the last blog of the year 2012. Hope you enjoy it. You are encourage to make your comments…we do appreciate them…even if it’s criticism, those are the best. If anything pops up you should know about it in the USA or the World (if it’s different than your current situation)
this blog will post it. So when we say last blog, we don’t really know….but it tells you what we doing. 

At 12: 01 we will thank you (USA) and every nation that has been a regular reader during this year. We don’t who you are and for those in nations controlling the net, we just know the nation, what you are reading and a what road you took to be with us. 

I am sure that Google knows more because they know everything, but then you knew that. Let me ad that I don’t know of any blog as free of cookies and spam than this one…it is 0.  Advertisers might place a cookie but that's when you go to their sites. ((if they do it most be one that expires in a short amount of time, or they can’t advertise with us))They want to know who comes to their stores to shop. That is true in all the net. But coming to this site is just between you and you. We also protect you on spammers that try to leave comments with little things attached…they get eliminated with a smile and No good bye.
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See you soon…the blog will show up at 7pm but it might now got out to other sites like Google, FB, Tweeter and others right away. You can come here at 7pm or wait for it to make it’s way where you are.


December 30, 2012

2012 The Year of Meh and sometimes a PetRock Comes Out Wanting to displace our pets


The video for Psy's "Gangnam Style" has racked up more than a billion hits on YouTube, becoming the most-watched entry of all time. 



 And then there are years of "meh."2012 was one big stream of meh 
 There are years of shockers. There are years of groundbreakers.
 an"Meh," as defined by The New York Times Magazine (which features a weekly "Meh List"), describes "all those things in life that exist at the top of the fat middle of the bell curve of taste." They don't inspire wonder or excitement. They don't arouse fury or contempt.Carly Rae Jepsen talks fame, ne’ album  NYC jail
As the Times puts it, they're "not hot. Not not. Just meh."So consider 2012. Lindsay Lohan allegedly drunk, in acar accidentarrested? Whatever. "Call Me Maybe" and all of its YouTube parodies? Next. "The Dark Knight Rises"? It was OK.2012: Highs and lows of women in Hollywood
It was the kind of year in which buzz faded quickly -- if it ever started at all. Not even Justin Bieber could shake things up. (See? You yawned when I mentioned "Justin Bieber.")
Pop culture is being made, remade, remixed, rebooted and churned up so fast that, sometimes, the only reaction is a slightly exasperated, seen-it-all-before sigh.
There were exceptions, of course. Jennifer Lawrence blossomed into a major star with her performances in "The Hunger Games" and "Silver Linings Playbook"; the fact that she describes herself as "just really boring"bodes well for her career (as an actress, not a tabloid staple). Comedy Central's dynamic duo -- Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert -- seldom missed when skeweringthe hypocrisies of an over-the-top election campaign.
Moreover, a number of the year's deaths caused us to catch our breath, including the tragic passings of such notables as Whitney HoustonLevon Helm and Dick Clark.
Usually, though, events went by with the weight of a breeze."Gangnam Style" was fun the first million or so times you saw it; by the time its YouTube counter passed 100 million, it was time to ask Psy, what more do you have? One Direction is packing them in, but so did the Jonas Brothers, New Kids on the Block and the Bay City Rollers. Honey Boo Boo may be a sign of the reality TV apocalypse, but there's a new one of those every six months.
Sure, it's the nature of pop culture. Once Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton ruled the planet; now they're the subject of a much-mocked TV movie.
Still, it's striking how little from the entertainment world's 2012 will likely be remembered in a year or two. Before long, the year will be the subject of one of those History Channel specials, sandwiched between a Hitler documentary and "Ax Men."
And then we'll glance up, grab the remote and say, "Meh. What else is on?”   The he will start jumping up and down again! 
Cultures are a funny thing, Any pet rock can come out from under any from under any other rock and make the the upper middle class screw  and kids from all classes go: the dogs and the cats are  messy. We need to spend $25, and more depending on the clothes and the box. He poops none and keeps quiett. Wont pee the bed. Well that is culture for you and once in a while a pet rock call Meh comes out.
CNN source w/ af*

December 9, 2012

Gay Marriage, Immigration and Pot Will Make 2013 Memorable


Several controversial social issues are approaching tipping points, and with the start of a new year and a new term for President Obama, a lot could change for the better. And soon.
Here are three of the biggest issues that could come to a head next year, in no particular order: 
1. Gay Marriage: The Supreme Court announced Friday that they will hear both cases on same-sex marriage: Proposition 8, which has been through an obstacle course of appeals in California, and it’s federal cousin, the Defense of Marriage Act.
There’s a good chance that SCOTUS will rule both unconstitutional, based on the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment — the grounds on which bans on interracial marriage were thrown out. We now look back on these bans as absurd and outdated, and with a SCOTUS decision expected in by June, 2013 is poised to be the start of same-sex marriage bans’ transition to the same category. 
Momentum has been building for same-sex marriage to be officially accepted for a long time. In 2010, 45.9% of people agreed that homosexual couples should have the right to marry, up from only 10.7% in 1988, according to the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. So it looks like arguments against same-sex marriage will go the way of those against interracial marriage.

2. Immigration Reform: President Obama has promised to strongly pursue immigration reform in his second term, starting soon after inauguration.
“While key tactical decisions are still being made, President Obama wants a catch-all bill that would also bolster border security measures,” the Los Angeles Times reported. “Cabinet secretaries are preparing to make the case for how changes in immigration laws could benefit businesses, education, health care and public safety.”
In order to be successful, the kind of wide-reaching reform bill the president will push for will have to be introduced early, before lawmakers start thinking about the next election cycle and become hesitant to take a stand on a controversial bill.
The so-called “Latino vote” is expected to be pivotal in the 2016 presidential election, and both parties have already shown that they’re planning ahead. Days after Mitt Romney lost this year’s election, speculation began that Marco Rubio could revive the Republican Party.
But Hispanic candidate or no, GOP opposition to immigration reform in Congress will make it vividly and consistently clear than any efforts by the party to court the Latino vote would be just that — not genuine concern or understanding.
Because such opposition is likely, even if the president’s attempts at immigration reform don’t succeed they will help Democrats keep the White House next time around by reminding people which party actually cares about the rights of immigrants.
 
3. Marijuana Legalization: After the ballot initiatives in Washington and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana in those states in November, the federal government is at acrossroads. The President and the Justice Department have to decide whether to enforce federal law against marijuana, taking legal action against the states, or look the other way, signaling an open door to further legalization. 
A record high 58% of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling. Last year, Gallup reported 50% approval. Support is highest among liberals and young people. It’s important to note that the higher rate among young people isbelieved to be a generational effect, with more and more people approving over time, rather than a cohort effect, with people in successive generations approving when they’re young and then becoming more conservative with age.
This progression of public opinion is a good indication that the battle for marijuana legalization will be won sooner or later, as the opposition dwindles. It would behoove the president to stay on the winning team on this one.
With so many more pressing issues at hand, including the two listed above and, of course, economic recovery, it’s unlikely that marijuana will be a priority in the next few years. This could mean, with the inaction of the Justice Department, more states will decriminalize or outright legalize marijuana in the coming years.

January 24, 2012

Gay Tongzhi Rights Movement Marks the New Year of the Dragon with a Message of Hope

 Fire dragon / Fairy free clipart, illustrationBY ANNA LEACH

Gay men celebrate Shanghai Pride in 2010
On the first day of the year of the dragon Tongzhi Rights Movement has issued a happy new year message and a statement. It says that over 2011 the gay rights movement in China became more entrepreneurial and that their organisation was committed to working hard 'day and night' for LGBT rights.
The message continues saying that 2012 is a 'new starting point, a new journey, new development, we firmly believe that the majority of people in support of the gay rights movement will full of more enthusiasm, confidence and spirit.'
Tongzhi has historically meant 'comrade' but is now widely accepted as slang for gay. The message was released on their website and on Weibo, the Chinese Twitter.
The majority of China’s LGBT citizens, potentially the biggest gay population in the world, can't openly express their sexualities due to societal and family pressures.  Homosexuality was legalised in China in 1997 and removed from the Ministry of Health's list of mental illnesses in 2001. Shanghai PRIDE, a celebration of LGBT life, has been held since 2009 but anti-protest laws in China mean that it can't feature a public parade.
image photo : Dragon mural 6
http://www.gaystarnews.com/



January 2, 2012

Cee Lo Green Lover of Homophobic Jokes } Adds "All Religion’s True" to John Lennon’s “Imagine”


 
Cee Lo Green performs during New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York City.
Cee Lo Green performs during New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York City.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for NIVEA
Cee Lo Green upset John Lennon fans on Saturday night by performing a soulful version of the songwriter's classic "Imagine" with the lyrics changed from "nothing to kill or die for / and no religion too" to "nothing to kill or die for / and all religion's true." According to some fans, Green changed the meaning of the song by switching out the line. "The whole point of that lyric is that religion causes harm," tweeted someone with the handle @geekysteven. "If 'all religion's true' it would be a pretty bleak place."

Green, who sang the song on NBC's New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square, responded to criticism about the alteration by tweeting "Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that's all." He responded directly to other angry Lennon fans on Twitter, but has since deleted all of the tweets. 

You can watch Cee Lo Green's performance of "Imagine" in the clip below. Advance to the 3:55 mark for the beginning of the song. 


Rollingstone.com


December 31, 2011

One of the Best Gay Places for New Years’s Eve

New York City is the only destination on New Year’s eve that you don’t need to be in a bar, restaurant or even Times square. The electricity this even generates and the view you can see from most places in the city is earth shattering. If you get to anyone near the Hudson or east river or NY harbor, Staten Island, the view of the fire works against the city sky line is a religious experience. You might find your self speaking in other people’s tongues.

Practically synonymous with New Year’s Eve, NYC also happens to be the most popular gay destination in the . You do the math.

PLAY: Locals know to steer clear of Times Square, but if you must, make it a crawl afterwards through the emerging gayborhood Hell’s Kitchen, just west of it. IndustryTherapy, or the adorably trashy Posh (which usually stays open late till 6am).

STAY: Located in far west Chelsea, the Desmond Tutu Center is a short stumble /taxi from all the bars yet quiet enough to sleep in late. Ask for a room facing the enormous (and gorgeous) private garden.

RECOVER: Muse upon the new year and the power as transformation while strolling down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railway turned spectacular urban park that now stretches from West 30th Street down into the Meatpacking District


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