“I woke up married in all 50 states:” Palm Beach County couple reacts to SCOTUS ruling

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Here Come the Brides:  Cori (left) and Ashley Foulds at their second wedding in March.  They married for the first time in January, immediately after same sex marriage became legal in Florida. (Photo Here Come the Brides: Cori (left) and Ashley Foulds at their second wedding in March. They married for the first time in January, immediately after same sex marriage became legal in Florida. (Photo: Cassidy Thompson/Thompson Photography Group)

Ashley Foulds heard the news as she was waking up this morning.

The Supreme Court ruled that her marriage to her wife, Cori, was legal everywhere in the U.S.

“I woke up married in all 50 states. Now we are truly equal in the eyes of everybody whether they approve of it or not,” said Ashley, a stay-at-home mother of two sons and a daughter.

Ashley and Cori, a lifeguard training to become a Palm Beach County firefighter, married minutes after the state of Florida allowed same sex couples to be wed in Florida. In March, they held a more formal ceremony in front of family and friends. The family lives in suburban Lake Worth.

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Dominican deportations causing ‘humanitarian crisis’ – The Washington Post

Rapadoo Observateur

The majority of those crossing the border are children and young adults, said Paul, who stressed that the Haitian government needs to establish a social and economic plan to help them. He said that creating camps near the border to house them would only lead to more poverty.

Paul called for renewed dialogue with the Dominican government to address the migrant issue, among other things.

“It’s time to try and fix everything that needs fixing, to improve relations between both countries, but also for the good of the people, for the respect of the people on both sides of the border,” he said.

The Dominican government has said deportations will be a slow and lengthy process, with migration officials saying more than 12,000 people have left the country voluntarily.

Dominican officials met Wednesday with several ambassadors to explain the details of the immigration registration program, in which nearly 290,000 people…

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Dominican deportations causing ‘humanitarian crisis’ – The Washington Post

Haiti PM warns of ‘humanitarian crisis’ caused by Dominican deportation policy |The Guardian

Rapadoo Observateur

GuardHaiti’s prime minister has warned that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14,000 people have crossed the border into Haiti in less than a week.

“That is massive,” Evans Paul said during a meeting with reporters to talk about the issue. He said the number included both people being deported and those leaving voluntarily. He said many of them should be considered Dominican citizens.

Paul spoke just days after the Dominican government announced it would start deporting non-citizens who did not submit applications to establish legal residency. Many of those affected are of Haitian descent or from Haiti. via | The Guardian.

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TIME: California, Where Brown and Gray America Collide

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Two of the country’s fastest growing populations are learning how to embrace change

It was like being in a foreign country. Having never lived anywhere but California, I arrived at Brandeis University in the 1970s to study gerontology and geriatrics. I was a grandson of migrant farm workers, a polio survivor, and one of the first Latino students from the Southwest to attend a Boston-area college.

I found myself assigned to interview retirees in New Hampshire as a part of a survey of long-term care facilities. The subjects were Anglo, God-fearing, patriotic men who found it strange for a young disabled Latino to inquire about their personal lives. I later learned that the Brandeis faculty also had qualms about sending me into this uncharted territory. However, after shooting pool with me, these elderly gentlemen invited me for a snowmobile ride (my first-ever). We were…

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Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide

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The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.

The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the ruling, gay marriage will become legal in all 50 states.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing on behalf of the court, said that the hope of gay people intending to marry “is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

Kennedy, a conservative who often casts the deciding vote in close cases, was joined in the majority by the court’s four liberal justices.

Kennedy, appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1988, has now authored…

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White House: ‘Love Wins’; President Obama calls SCOTUS gay marriage ruling ‘gratifying’ http://t.co/B43m5nit3f

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“Islamist Attack” by “Islamist Radicals” in Lyon, France. 

It is not Islam-ic.

Just like the word “Islamic” is often a misused word, the word “Islamist” is a horrible, devilish made up derivative of the word Islam.

Today’s big news for me is what seems to be a terrorist attack by ISIS in France. The link to BBC article is below, and it keeps updating, so if you go there you should see the latest news about the subject matter.

Man decapitated in attack near Lyon


When I first read the news earlier today many things were uncertain. Decapitation, and black flags with white arabic writings were certain. BBC immediately published this article about Islamic terrorism, ISIS connection, and what was going on in Kobane by association. All these were concluded from a stand alone head, and black flags. Theoretically, things anyone could phisically accomplish.

The article above uses two descriptions: “Islamist attack” and “Islamist radicals”. Below is a quote from the title:

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“Islamist Attack” by “Islamist Radicals” in Lyon, France.