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It seems like its been a long time since I last used livejournal.

I was looking through the settings, and I can't believe I forgot how to fix my journal layout and everything else, I kind of panicked.

Now I feel terrible for neglecting my LJ.
KAITO

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Ok, I don't understand how I get comments in LJ that look like this:



Is there something going on with livejournal or something...?

ohai gaiz. how's it going? ;D
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Sonoma County CA separates elderly gay couple and sells their home

Taken from here

Sonoma County CA separates elderly gay couple and sells their home

Clay and his partner of 20 years, Harold, lived in California. Clay and Harold made diligent efforts to protect their legal rights, and had their legal paperwork in place--wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives, all naming each other. Harold was 88 years old and in frail medical condition, but still living at home with Clay, 77, who was in good health.

One evening, Harold fell down the front steps of their home and was taken to the hospital. Based on their medical directives alone, Clay should have been consulted in Harold's care from the first moment. Tragically, county and health care workers instead refused to allow Clay to see Harold in the hospital. The county then ultimately went one step further by isolating the couple from each other, placing the men in separate nursing homes.

Ignoring Clay's significant role in Harold's life, the county continued to treat Harold like he had no family and went to court seeking the power to make financial decisions on his behalf. Outrageously, the county represented to the judge that Clay was merely Harold's "roommate." The court denied their efforts, but did grant the county limited access to one of Harold's bank accounts to pay for his care.


What happened next is even more chilling.

Without authority, without determining the value of Clay and Harold's possessions accumulated over the course of their 20 years together or making any effort to determine which items belonged to whom, the county took everything Harold and Clay owned and auctioned off all of their belongings. Adding further insult to grave injury, the county removed Clay from his home and confined him to a nursing home against his will. The county workers then terminated Clay and Harold's lease and surrendered the home they had shared for many years to the landlord.

Three months after he was hospitalized, Harold died in the nursing home. Because of the county's actions, Clay missed the final months he should have had with his partner of 20 years. Compounding this tragedy, Clay has literally nothing left of the home he had shared with Harold or the life he was living up until the day that Harold fell, because he has been unable to recover any of his property. The only memento Clay has is a photo album that Harold painstakingly put together for Clay during the last three months of his life.

With the help of a dedicated and persistent court-appointed attorney, Anne Dennis of Santa Rosa, Clay was finally released from the nursing home. Ms. Dennis, along with Stephen O'Neill and Margaret Flynn of Tarkington, O'Neill, Barrack & Chong, now represent Clay in a lawsuit against the county, the auction company, and the nursing home, with technical assistance from NCLR. A trial date has been set for July 16, 2010 in the Superior Court for the County of Sonoma.

Read more about the NCLR's Elder Law Project.

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And I thought America was the land of the free. I think I was mistaken somewhere.
KAITO

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heeeeeeeeyyyyyy guyssssssssss
what's up? its been so long since I last updated something
I feel like such a jerk because all I do is go to school, go home, go to school, go home.

but uhh everything is okay now
lady_of_entropy talked to me about my previous entry so that makes me much better
much much better for real
you're the best Heather!

In life, well I'M ABOUT TO GRADUATE SOON
that's right, I'm going to hit the world full of assholes and bitches
hopefully I don't become one of those bitches either
I can accept being a jerk, but not a bitch D:
ok I'm just rambling

I'm also playing in a new RO private server
its called limit ro
I have an arch bishop named Rufinne
I love being an arch bishop its so much fun
I can solo crap and worry only about dying

my boyfriend and I are still strong
we play pokemon cards
I lose from time to time, but I only play it for fun

POKEMON SOUL SILVER AND HEART GOLD IS OUT AHHHHHHHH
I WANNA PLAY IT SO BADDDDDDDDDDDDDD
if I had lots of money, I'd buy both games
but I don't so I'll cry in a corner instead
I can wait for it though, its not like I'm in such a HUGE hurry or anything

I am playing animal crossing for the DS again
I paid off my house in 2 hours
I'm so crazy yes?

Ok I think that's all for now
I'll try to update my lj soon
idk if anyone still reads it though D:

I MISS YOU ALL
I MAY NOT SEEM LIKE I'M READING FLIST, BUT I AM
I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO COMMENT