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"“The People’s Victory is a mirror for each of us to see our own power to fight for justice and create the change we want to see in our world.” – Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California

In 1996, a small group of Americans from all walks of life banded together to create one of the most miraculous political victories in modern American history. Opponents attacked the issue of marriage equality as amoral and a direct threat to families. Allies warned that it was a generation away from being practicable and a selfish drain of precious political capital.

A stirring oral history told by those who almost inexplicably found themselves fighting on the front lines, The People's Victory recounts the successes – and the setbacks – that only served to strengthen everyone’s resolve to resist, fight, and bring equal marriage rights to an entire nation. Through it all, these love warriors found their voice and home in Marriage Equality USA, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organization of its kind. While high profile books, articles and documentaries have covered the judicial and legislative machinations, this book puts a human face on the people who made the everyday personal sacrifices to keep the movement alive.

The People’s Victory shares deeply moving personal testimonies of over sixty people, from Marvin Burrows, who was forced out of his home and lost many treasured possessions after losing his lost his partner of fifty years; to Kate Burns, who risked arrest for the first time when she stood up for her relationship; to Mike Goettemoeller, who pushed his mother in a wheelchair with Marriage Equality USA to fulfill her dream of marching in a Pride parade.

Edie Windsor, the triumphant lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case United States vs. Windsor recounts shouting down a major LGBTQ organization with “I’m 77 years old and I can’t wait!!” when they attempted to belittle marriage as a critical issue. Writer and producer Del Shores shares the touching moment his young teenage daughter used tears and laughter to console him after the passage of Proposition 8 in California dealt a blow to the cause.

The People’s Victory is an inspirational roadmap for anyone who has felt passionately about an issue, but has questioned whether one person’s contribution can make a difference. These candid accounts once again prove that every movement for important social change must be built on the acts of everyday. In fact, that is the only way the people have ever been victorious.

In his introduction, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom writes: “I hope these stories inspire you to resist, to fight, to win and in the end write the next stories in our continuing push for a more just and perfect union.”

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    01/17/15 ,via TheReporter.Com

    Congratulations to Steven Talley, who rolled a 299 game and an 800 series in the Stars and Strikes league at Stars Recreation Center recently. There will be no scores in next week's paper as I will be in Vegas all week in a tournament. I will catch up


    12/28/14 ,via Fairfield Daily Republic

    213, Julie Weinacht 175 (135 avg), Marty Smith 231, Steven Pangborn 224, John Shreve 223, David Hutson 213, Mike Julio 249, Joshua Moore 215, 204, 214, Terry Reilly 220, Yvonne Callan 199, 201, (150 avg), John Callan 219, Steven Paulos 201, 238


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  • Computer Graphics

    Academic Press. 2014. ISBN: 9781483297453,1483297454. 503 pages.

    The decades of the 1970s and 1980s were a very exciting period of discovery in the field of computer graphics. It was a time when new rendering algorithms, different modeling strategies, clever animation techniques,and significant advances in photorealism were being made. Complementing these software developments, hardware systems were dominated by raster technology and programmers had access to excellent workstations on which to develop their graphics systems. In the 1990s, incredible advances in computer graphics are far surpassing developments made during the last twenty years. Yesterdays computer graphics have given way to todays virtual reality. This volume brings together contributions from internationalexperts on the diverse, yet important, range of topics that impact the design and application of virtual environments. Topics covered include 3-D modeling; new approaches to rendering virtual environments; recent research into the problems of animating and visualizing virtual environments; applications for virtual reality systems; and simulation of complex behaviors. Computer Graphics: Developments in Virtual Environments provides a unique opportunity to examine current practice and expert thinking. It is essential reading for students, practitioners, researchers, or anyone else who wishes to find out more about this exciting area. Provides comprehensive coverage of the latest topics in computer graphics, virtual reality, and human computer interaction Contributors are international experts in the field Examines many real-world applications in a wide variety of fields

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    11/19/14 ,via

    Sacks digs deep in his latest role as haunted dad Callan Beaumont in Wonderland. Cal is the father of Miranda (Anna Bamford) and Steve (Tim Ross) and comes back to town to try and resurrect his relationship with the kids after walking out on them following ...

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    11/05/14 ,via Cornish Guardian online

    and Callan, grandchildren; Lorna, Mandy and Ruth, sisters and sister-in-law; Alistair Golley, Louise Beauley, Judy and Keith Morcom, Angie and Brian Wade, Cherry and Buzz Hawke, nephews and nieces; Geoff Phillips, David and Cynthia Hawke, Val Rundle ...

  • Code Club encourages Marin girls to get involved in computer programming

    "This is a generation so interested in technology, and they want to learn it," said Geoff Callan, the girls' father. "It's a great way for them to learn and see if it's something they want to do maybe as a career, or just for fun." Callan said he wasn't ...


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