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  • Squarejaw

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    May 01, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    Here's yet another video.

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    May 02, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    I have to say I do like the video's.
  • calibro

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    May 02, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    intelligent and attractive... marry me?
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    May 02, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    Great clip! Thanks for taking the time to do the research to keep us informed and loaded with ammo!
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    May 02, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    Great video! Your research and analyzation skills really brought out the "dumb" and hypocrisy of tvc
  • MSUBioNerd

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    May 02, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    Self promotion is fully acceptable when you're that coherent, reasoned, and correct.

    Oh, and hot. Mustn't forget that.
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    May 02, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    Good job, maybe we will have to start calling you Hollywood! icon_lol.gif

    There might be another point though. I do not think all states uniformly report Hate Crimes based on sexual orientation which would also make the figures lower. I also have a feeling that some violence against closeted Homosexuals may also go unreported.
  • coolarmydude

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    May 02, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    I thought hate crimes was not exclusively GLBT, but also other factors such as race. Another point that TVC doesn't include.
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    May 02, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    Great video (straight to the point and very clear on issues/arguments).
    Great to know someone is truly listening and researching and responding.
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    Great voice, jawline and chin! icon_cool.gif
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    May 02, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    Here are a few links about what I said concerning unreported hate crimes. It covers other minority groups besides gays:

    From a former California Attorney General
    http://ag.ca.gov/publications/civilrights/reportingHC.pdfSeveral people spoke to the Commission about gays, lesbians, and transgendered people refusing to report hate crimes because of the fear of having their sexual orientation or gender identity exposed. They also expressed their fear of repercussions at work, at school and from neighbors. In one case, the Commission heard about a gay man who was robbed and severely beaten but did not report the incident to the police because he feared his children would be harassed if his sexual orientation became known. He chose instead to report the incident to the county’s hate crime prevention network. Representatives of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, which received a grant from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations to conduct outreach, reported that it discovered a sizeable number of people who had not reported hate crimes for similar reasons.
    A comprehensive article by the HRC
    http://www.hrc.org/issues/hate_crimes/4860.htmSadly, statistics only give a glimpse of the problem. It is widely recognized that violent crimes on the basis of sexual orientation often go unreported due to fear and stigmatization. A Department of Justice report released in October 2001 confirms that bias motivated crimes are under-reported; that a disproportionately high percentage of both victims and perpetrators of these violent crimes are young people under 25 years of age; and that only 20 percent of reported hate crimes result in arrest.

    And what about the bullying and violence against younger people in school? I am not sure if that is reported.
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    May 02, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    Dude i'm totally going to bite your nose.

    That was Awesome.
  • Squarejaw

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    May 02, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    Thanks for the links, Active. I wanted to include something like that in the vid -- it seems intuitive to me that the regions where gays are most likely to abused are also regions where the authorities's attitudes might have a chilling effect on people's willingness to come out. I ultimately decided against it (this time at least) because I didn't want to lengthen the video and there was so much that TVC got concretely and indisputably and quantifiably wrong that I decided to stick with that.

    I'll hang on to those links, though.
  • Squarejaw

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    May 02, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    Thanks everybody for the kind words. I almost ditched this one halfway through because I figured, "Who's going to want to listen to a five-minute arithmetic analysis of three paragraphs from a conservative website."

    In fact, it still sounds kind of crazy. Thanks for letting me know it wasn't a waste of time. icon_smile.gif
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    May 02, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    One more. The famous 2007 study of gay school youth ..
    2007 National School Climate Survey: Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT Students HarassedThe survey of 6,209 middle and high school students found that nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students (86.2%) experienced harassment at school in the past year, three-fifths (60.8%) felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation and about a third (32.7%) skipped a day of school in the past month because of feeling unsafe.
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    May 02, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    I think I saw this cross posted on the Savage Love blog yesterday and didn't realize until now that it was you. Bravo!
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    May 02, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Squarejaw said I ultimately decided against it (this time at least) because I didn't want to lengthen the video and there was so much that TVC got concretely and indisputably and quantifiably wrong that I decided to stick with that.
    I agree, your intended focus on the deceptiveness was good. If you got any more complicated that would merit something more like an article.
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    May 02, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    Brilliant, humourous, inspirational.

    tell'em squarejaw, tell'em
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    May 02, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Squarejaw said[/cite]Thanks everybody for the kind words. I almost ditched this one halfway through because I figured, "Who's going to want to listen to a five-minute arithmetic analysis of three paragraphs from a conservative website."

    In fact, it still sounds kind of crazy. Thanks for letting me know it wasn't a waste of time. icon_smile.gif[/quote

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    FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT WHICH WE HOLD IN OUR TRUST....icon_cry.gif
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    May 02, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    That was fantastic.
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    May 02, 2009 4:25 AM GMT

    >APPLAUSE APPLAUSE<

    Thank you for the articulate, concise, intelligent and candid video presentation.

    I forwarded it to several "in the know," and, "need to know," persons.

    Please - never hesitate to do this again!

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    May 02, 2009 6:17 AM GMT
    AMEN!!!!
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    May 02, 2009 6:34 AM GMT
    Bravo buddyicon_razz.gif
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    May 02, 2009 6:35 AM GMT
    I don't know how you have the patience to deal with that trash, Squarejaw. You're amazing icon_biggrin.gif
  • metta

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    May 02, 2009 7:11 AM GMT
    Excellent job!

    Please consider also doing one for marriage equality. Please see the followng link:

    http://laglc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Project_Pushback

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    May 02, 2009 8:03 AM GMT
    i just went to their website. i think i'm sick.