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News out of the Middle East.  Whether that be wholly good or not remains to be seen.  Controversial it will surely be in the view of many cultures elsewhere, if not also there. 
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Sir Patrick Stewart quotes Winston Churchill [quote] "The greatest virtue is courage, because it makes all the other ones possible." [/quote]
Questions of Human Rights as also those pertaining to Civil Rights are seldom cut and dried.  Differentiation is of dire necessity in such cases imho.
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Dieses Jahr wie schon mal in 2013 und fortdauernd gilt die aus Amerika hergeschleppten Ambrosia als problematisch.  
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[quote] „Ich denke, jede Sprache eröffnet einen bestimmten Blickwinkel auf die Welt. Wenn du eine bestimmte Sprache sprichst, wirst du die Welt um dich herum anders wahrnehmen und interpretieren als jemand, der eine andere Sprache spricht. Sogar verwandte Sprachen, wie Spanisch und Portugiesisch, die sich untereinander zu einem gewissen Grad ähneln, eröffnen einem zwei unterschiedliche Sprachwelten – zwei unterschiedliche Denkweisen. [/quote]
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The as yet open question remains:  would it be factually correct to replace "Iran" with "Islam" in the given statement?  Or does there exist Islam such as accept, adhere to and itself pursue the individual's Human Right to believe in and worship the in her/his eyes really existing Creator God or not and also to further develope and adapt that belief at her/his own will?  
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As for the Supreme Court re-defining "marriage" having consequences or not, consider this look over the USA societal horizont, if you will  Human lives lost are definitely a cost, presumably not intended nor foreseen by those, who supported changing "marriage" overnight to not include heterosexuality as a prerequisite.    May we be yet spared further such "collateral damage" of that impromtu and imho irresponsible change.
As the world reacted — many in celebration — to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage in the United States, ISIS reportedly threw several gay men off the roof of a high rise building in Syria. According to the Daily Mirror, hundreds of people gathered to watch the execution.
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an fyi For those, who like myself, didn't already know the following definitions. 

May this posting and the additional links provided at the cited webpage  be helpful also to those, who be, themselves, in such a crisis.

[quote] T stands for transgendered – a broad term that includes cross-dressers, transsexuals, and people who live substantial portions of their lives as other than their birth gender. A transgendered person is someone whose gender identity and/or expression differ from conventional expectations for their physical birth sex. Gender identity refers to the internal sense of being male or female, while gender expression refers to how someone presents his or her gender to the world through style of dress, mannerisms, and so on. A transitioning transgender person is one who is modifying her or his physical characteristics and manner of expression to – in effect –satisfy the standards for membership in another gender. Transgender people can be straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual. 
Q stands for questioning – someone who is questioning their sexual and/or gender orientation. Sometimes, the Q stands for “queer,” a term reclaimed by some LGBTs for political reasons. 
What people in these groups all have in common is that they challenge the heterosexist norms of mainstream society and are stigmatized as a result; otherwise, the LGBTQ community is very diverse with respect to ethnic and cultural backgrounds, physical ability, religion, personality traits, socioeconomic class, and many other attributes
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[quote] The U.S. has NO testing procedures for GMO’s whatsoever. We are essentially guinea pigs in a huge trial.   [/quote]  <-- boldface shows what I emphasise
Last year over 1.5 million people were diagnosed with cancer. But few people stop to think about if the foods they are eating contain deadly carcinogens or are harming them in a way that might cause c...
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Uns wird zum Grillen oft Ekelfleisch feilgeboten, sogar solches verseucht mit MRSA Keime hat es schon mal gegeben. 8/  (s.folgende zusätzliche Link...:  http://www.n-tv.de/panorama/Gefaehrliche-MRSA-Keime-in-Grillfleisch-article13402331.html  )
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How about using cellophane instead of oil based plastic?
green Our beloved Legos will be stepping into the modern age with a shift away from plastic and into more environmentally friendly materials. The toy ...
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I sincerely would have prefered a continued differentiation between that very ancient societal institution, heterosexual marriage, and homosexual civil unions (or also church sponsored and sanctified civil unions) such as has been the pracitce for many years, say, in Germany, in particular when neither the Luther Church nor the Catholic Church gave its blessing to the civil union (heterosexual or not) due to the participants therein (one or both) not being members of the one or of the other.  

The Supreme Court has ruled otherwise.  So be it.  May the future yet prove that to have been a Salomonically wise decision.  

For the record, though, I repeat here the precautionary note that I have just finished posting within an other Google+ posting of mine.  

imho...: 
The choice to exclude oneself from heterosexual marriage as being one of society's most ancient institution each LGBT or other persuasion person makes for her-/himself when she/he chooses not to heterosexually marry.  That is not changed by the ruling of the Supreme Court.  

What has been changed by the ruling of the Supreme Court is that one of society's most ancient institutions has, as such, ceased to exist within the legal jurisdiction of the USA.  

Pretty much the rest of the world is yet not of the same jurisprudential or otherwise formulated opinion.  

It behooves our new-fangled newly weds to be onguard about visiting some of those other lands, in some cases upon penalty of lengthy imprisonment or even of death.  

Let us all be forewarned.  
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