Communication Breakdown – Episode 29: Marriage Equality

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Episode 29 of the podcast is live. This one starts out on an odd note: I swallow a gnat during the opening seconds. I begin talking and see a gnat fly around my face. I breathe in and the gnat gets sucked into my mouth and down my throat.

The big topic this week is about marriage equality. The LGBTQQA crowd can now legally get married in the state of West Virginia. I give my thoughts on marriage and look at this. Then I read a list of people’s Facebook comments they posted. There’s some ignorance there.

I give a status update on the next B-Sides book in my series and when I should be publishing volume two. I announce the stories that I have queued up for volume two and let you know which ones are finished and which aren’t.

And that’s everything for this week. Episode 30 is coming up, and I’ll try to have something special planned for that interesting number. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc about the podcast feel free to let me know.

The Return Of 14 Questions

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Back from island. Despite Matthew’s opinion that this is a stupid feature, the questions remain. Continue reading

Anyone Hear About This?: Atheists Get A Monument; Christians Get Peeved

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A quick recap of what happened Saturday, JuneĀ 29: A group of atheists wanted to tear down a stone monument of the Ten Commandments in Starke, Florida. The atheists failed, but got something else. They got to place a monument to state their beliefs. Which is to say…nothing, they don’t believe in anything, duh. Of course, in a turn of events, there was a group of Christians out protesting them. It’s rather ironic, because usually it’s the atheists that protesting Christian monuments. Continue reading

Anyone Hear About This?: The San Francisco Transit Strike

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Editor’s note: Thomas wrote this prior to the strike but I was too busy getting married to post this sooner. My bad. – Kelen

If anyone doesn’t keep up on the news, let me fill you in. The unions have threatened that the workers for San Francisco rapid transit may go on strike Monday, July 1st. As you read this, it may be a done deal and a strike is already occurring. The union represents more then 2400 train operators, station agents, mechanics, professional staff and maintenance workers. The cause you might ask? Well, the union wants a 5 percent annual raise over the next three years. This is for operators and agents that average $71,000 a year. The answer was for an 8 percent annual raise over the next four years. Hmm, why am I talking about this? Continue reading

14 Questions: Red, White & Hyphen

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I’m two days late. Happy birthday ‘Merica. Happy Magna Carta Holy Grail. Happy wedding to me. I give all credit to DJ Monstalung for the NBA questions. Continue reading