For me Taylor Swift is the perfect example of someone we ought to re-read, because she is held up as the epitome of the normal, wholesome heterosexual girl of today. For one thing, she made her debut on the country music scene, which is notoriously unfriendly to the gays—despite producing a bevy of flamboyant stars who epitomise the queer concept of “camp” aesthetic (Dolly Parton, for example). The boy crushes of Swift are heavily interrogated in the media, and her relationships with women are (for the most part) understood as purely platonic. However, if you look a little closer, we can see a queer subtext in Swift[s’] life and oeuvre that suggests a rather more fluid expression of desire.
***WORK IN PROGRESS***
***FACEBOOK, WITH PURPOSE, DID NOT GIVE ME MY MEMORIES FOR 2016 BECAUSE OF THE FUCKING CUNT TAYLOR SWIFT. I AM HAVING TO MANUALLY FIND AND THIS IS A PAIN IN THE ASS JEW BITCH FAGHAG LIAR CUNT #Kaylor***
***TWICE I DID A CUT-N-PASTE on here and when I went back to FACEBOOK it was reset from where I was on the timeline and I had to start again. I will just subpoena that shit for court. WHAT A FUCKING LIAR WHORE LESBIAN TAYLOR SWIFT***
With teenVOGUE #Hiddleswift: “Sadly enough, the response from the internet was completely too predictable — almost immediately, Taylor Swift was trending on Twitter, and the majority of the comments have not been nice. In fact, many have been downright nasty, commenting that Taylor “moves fast,” and calling her a slut and a zillion other cruel names.”
With Metronome, “Ended her longtime feud with Taylor Swift last week and today; Katy Perry has become the first person in Twitter‘s history to reach 100 million followers. With that, now she is the “most-followed” personality on the popular social media website!”
With Radar Online:
With Yahoo News: When asked whether he was nervous about pitching the idea of a collaboration to Taylor, Zayn said that it was actually all quiet seamless.
“The interesting thing was she’s actually friends with Gi [Zayn’s partner Gigi Hadid], so she already reached out because Jack had just played her the song anyway because we’d done it together” Zayn explained. “She mentioned to me that she liked the song, so I already kind of knew in the back of my head that she liked it so I asked her if she wanted to be on it and she was cool with it.”
#FearOfGod #Monkey with George Michael:
Taylor Swift recorded this song as a duet with Zayn Malik for the movie Fifty Shades Darker. The song is from the perspective of the characters in the film Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan), who have a love/hate relationship. The song finds them ultimately yearning for each other, as Swift and Malik sing:
I don’t wanna live forever
‘Cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever
I just wanna keep calling your name
Until you come back home
Antonoff is best known as the frontman of Bleachers, and lead guitarist of the pop-rock band fun. He previous collaborated with Taylor Swift on her 1989 tracks “Out Of The Woods,” “I Wish You Would” and “You R In Love.”
Antonoff said: “‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ [#IDWLF] came together very quickly. Wrote it with Taylor and Sam Dew and produced it at home mostly on Paper Sounds…recorded Taylor at my house. Zayn sent parts from LA – we did it in a week basically. I’ve never had something come out that quick.”
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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s secret romance!
Taylor Swift is secretly romancing future James Bond Tom Hiddleston! The 26-year-old superstar has fallen for The Night Manager actor, 35, just two weeks after her split from Scottish DJ sensation Calvin Harris. Taylor was spotted passionately kissing new love Tom on the rocks on Rhode Island near her mansion on the beach. An onlooker revealed: “They were all over each other – hugging and kissing – even though there were 20 people coming and going on the beach. They looked like any young couple madly in love without a care in the world.” Dressed casually and both wearing black sunglasses, they held hands as they walked on the rocks overlooking the water. Taylor laid her head on Tom’s shoulder as they stared out to sea during a romantic moment on the rocks of one of her favourite beaches. Tom took off his jacket and put it around Taylor’s shoulders. They passionately kissed before taking a series of selfies on their mobile phones.
Taylor and Tom had an instant connection after meeting at New York’s star studded Met Gala on May 4 where they were sat next to each other at dinner. Tom says it was all because of The Weeknd: “I was on a table with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd was playing and she said: ‘The thing about these parties is nobody gets up to dance.”” Tom said: “‘I’m in, of course, let’s go. Absolutely.’ We just jumped up and started dancing – and everybody else started dancing – which was great. And it was cool. Taylor is a huge star. Maybe it’s just the randomness of it.” The Night Manager star displayed some surprisingly good dance moves! Taylor and Tom let loose to the sound of T.I.[s’] Bring ‘Em Out, before dancing to Beyonce‘s Crazy In Love! Taylor’s futuristic silver Louis Vuitton mini dress dazzled under the disco ball. After that night, Tom told MTV: “She is amazing – I’ve seen a couple of her videos. I think Shake It Off was released around the time we made I (the film) Saw the Light and she’s very cool, yeah.” Asked if he would do a duet with Taylor, he added: “I don’t know that I could stand up to her vocal talents to be honest. That’s what she does – she’s a professional musician and I’m an actor. We’ll see – you never know, but I’m pretty sure we won’t do.” Reveal magazine wrote: ‘Tom has had the hots for Taylor since the Met Gala. When he learned she was single, he texted her loads and even sent her flowers. It was so charming and really put a smile on her face.’
Within a month her previously rock solid romance with Calvin Harris, which she had described as ‘magical’, was over. Taylor and Calvin announced their split on June 1, just ten days after Calvin was involved in a car crash in Los Angeles hours before he was due to DJ in Las Vegas. He was being driven to the airport when a 16-year-old girl crashed her Volkswagen Beetle into his 4×4, leaving him with facial cuts. Last night showbiz insiders revealed Calvin, who has needed time to recover from the accident, is believed to be unhappy about how quickly Taylor has moved on. But a source close to the couple says: “She discovered that they were on different paths in the last few weeks. It wasn’t that they weren’t happy, but when she began raising the subject of their future it became clear they were not wanting the same thing at the same time.” Apparently Calvin could not commit to marriage and kids with his strenuous touring schedule. Her people are insistent that no one else was involved in the split with Calvin. Calvin’s only public comments since the split, was his fond tweet: “The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect.”
Taylor has suffered her fair share of heartbreak over the last eight years and has become notorious for documenting her failed relationships in her five studio albums. Not long before she became famous with her breakthrough single Love Story, Taylor dated Joe Jonas for a couple of months (July – October 2008) before he broke it off in a phone call, inspiring scathing tracks “Last Kiss” and “Forever And Always”. Taylor then got together with the Twilight actor Taylor Lautner (August – December 2009), after they played high school sweethearts in the movie Valentine’s Day. They became affectionately known as Taylor Squared by fans, but after their split she appeared to admit wrongdoing in an apology track “Back to December”. Taylor had fallen for John Mayer (December 2009 – February 2010). They met while recording a song together when she was just 19, but their romance quickly turned sour. In the far-from-cryptic track “Dear John” she sang: “Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with? The girl in the dress cried the whole way home.” Taylor then dated Jake Gyllenhaal for just three months (October 2010 – January 2011) after the release of her third album, and at one point he was even reported to have splashed out £110,000 for a private jet just so they could go on a date. Things weren’t to be though and he broke up with her by text, inspiring her 2012 hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy dated for three months after that. Then Tay had a romance with the One Direction superstar Harry Styles in April 2012 inspiring the song “I Knew You Were Trouble”. They got back together again for a few weeks (December 2012 – January 2013), and the relationship was the subject of tracks on her 1989 album ‘Style’ and ‘Out Of The Woods’, in which she refers to a snow mobile accident they had. Then two years later the singer was introduced to Calvin Harris by their mutual friend Ellie Goulding, during the week of the Brit Awards in 2015, and the pair started dating just weeks later. On their one-year anniversary they said how ‘easy’ it was staying together but they separated amicably earlier this month after 15 months together (March 2015 – June 2016).
Tom, who studied at Cambridge University, has been linked to a host of women, including Thor co-star Kat Dennings, Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain, with whom he starred in horror film Crimson Peak, and Sherlock actress Lara. However, Tom’s longest relationship was with Susannah Fielding who he dated between 2008 and 2011. Last year, he spent a noticeably tactile afternoon at Wimbledon with Jane Arthy, a record producer, who was described by those who sat with them as his girlfriend. Hiddleston promptly denied this, and they have not been seen together since. This time last year he was seen out with Elizabeth Olsen, the American actress who starred opposite him in the Hank Williams biopic, I Saw The Light. But as recently as last month, Tom told the UK’s Esquire magazine that he was very much unattached, declaring: ‘Still single, dude! Last of the Mohicans!’
Why do you think numbers 3, 6, and 9 were so important to Nikola Tesla?
A #Buddha is self-taught!!!
Yo! I just met 80-year-old Ute Roepke Lorenz in the hot-tube 24 Hour Fitness – Hermosa Beach, CA and she recited her poem #HermosaHappiness too me! (Cf. #beauTAYfulHAPPINESS) Mentioning i was older than her grand-daughter i inquired how old she thought i was in me swimsuit and her #Honest response, “26”!!! You #Tay Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is 27!!! #LOL!!! #Gonzo ~BbB~ CC: Bramsche, Germany http://www.easyreadernews.com/133597/honorable-mention-hermosa-happiness/
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Bush Everything Zen:
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Chenresig: OM MANI PADME HUM
Green Tara: OM ARYA TARE TAM SVAHA
Ekajati: OM EKAJATI HUM SVAHA
~Avalokiteshvara Who Liberates from the Three Lower Realms
Most people’s dreams never come true…
I believe in Karma and never disrespecting yourself…
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Update: The latest development in dueling lawsuits between former KYGO personality David Mueller and pop star Taylor Swift over an alleged butt-groping incident prior to a June 2013 concert at Denver’s Pepsi Center involves a court fight over Swift’s desire to use testimony from CU Boulder associate professor and gender studies expert Lorraine Bayard de Volo. According to a motion recently filed by the DJ’s legal team, Bayard de Volo “intends to opine that Mr. Mueller had the profile of a person likely to sexually assault women.”
Hey Lorraine Bayard de Volo if YOU care soo much about women’s rights where were you when this happened?!?
‘It’s like warp speed dating!’ New couple Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston show ‘true tenderness’ according to body language experts as they kiss passionately near star’s Rhode Island home… just two weeks after her split from Calvin Harris.
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Lorraine Bayard de Volo (PhD in political science, Graduate Certificate in women’s studies, University of Michigan, 1996) joined the faculty at CU Boulder in 2006. She was previously on the faculty in women’s studies and political science at the University of Kansas 1998-2006.
Dr. Bayard de Volo’s areas of interest include gender as it interacts with and informs war, revolution, political violence, and social movements. Her regional area of specialization is Latin America, and she has done fieldwork in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico (Chiapas), and Nicaragua.
Her Latin American research is based upon grants from the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace. She is currently working on a comparative research project on women, war, and peace processes in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Her first major publication out of this research will be a book on gender and the Cuban insurrection, forthcoming 2017.
Book Title (tentative) Gendered Rebels: What a Gender Lens Tells Us about the Cuban Insurrection
Summary: How did Cuban rebels conduct a disastrous attack on a military barracks, emerge from prison and exile to launch a near suicidal invasion by sea, and just two years later take power? In the prevailing explanation, a small but dedicated group of men survived to establish the guerrilla army that would defeat the military and drive out the dictator. A gender lens sheds new and critical light on this narrative by both widening the focus to include women and zeroing in on the gendered logics of rebel forces that overturned or worked within dominant notions of masculinity and femininity. Gendered Rebels brings the Cuban insurrection into the field of feminist international relations (IR) and the literature on gender and war, returning to the official Cuban War Story and scholarly literature to develop new perspectives on armed insurrection and a fuller understanding of how the Cuban insurrection was waged and won.
Dr. Bayard de Volo’s research interests on gender and militarization also extend to the U.S. With co-author Lynn Hall, she has a 2015 article in Signs that engages with intra-military sexual violence through analysis of a gendered continuum of violence at the U.S. Air Force Academy: “‘I Wish All the Ladies Were Holes in the Road’: The US Air Force Academy and the Gendered Continuum of Violence.”
Another research project focuses on drones. She is co-director of Project Society within CU Grand Challenge’s Integrated Remote & In Situ Sensing Initiative (IRISS). Project Society aims to create a collaborative multidisciplinary environment on the CU Boulder campus that will be a national model for organizing and further developing expertise in the social sciences, humanities, and law for understanding the social, ethical, political, economic, and cultural implications of the rapidly growing use of drones and associated remote sensing technology. Dr. Bayard de Volo’s drone research uses gender as an analytical tool to identify and explore meanings and implications of drone warfare. She has a 2016 article in Politics & Gender: “Unmanned? Gender Recalibrations and the Rise of Drone Warfare.”
She is the author of Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs: Gender Identity Politics in Nicaragua, 1979-1999 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press) as well as articles in journals including Signs, Politics & Gender, Comparative Politics, Gender & Society, Social Politics, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Mobilizations, and PS: Political Science and Politics.
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COLORADO RULES OF EVIDENCE
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ARTICLE VI WITNESSES
C.R.E. 602 (2017) Rule 602. Lack of Personal Knowledge.
A witness may not testify to a matter unless evidence is introduced sufficient to support a finding that he has personal knowledge of the matter. Evidence to prove personal knowledge may, but need not, consist of the testimony of the witness himself. This rule is subject to the provisions of Rule 703, relating to opinion testimony by expert witnesses.
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ARTICLE VII OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
C.R.E. 703 (2017) Rule 703. Bases of Opinion Testimony by Experts.
The facts or data in the particular case upon which an expert bases an opinion or inference may be those perceived by or made known to the expert at or before the hearing. If of a type reasonably relied upon by experts in the particular field in forming opinions or inferences upon the subject, the facts or data need not be admissible in evidence in order for the opinion or inference to be admitted. Facts or data that are otherwise inadmissible shall not be disclosed to the jury by the proponent of the opinion or inference unless the court determines that their probative value in assisting the jury to evaluate the expert’s opinion substantially outweighs their prejudicial effect.
- Neither collegiate degrees nor formal training in an established curriculum is necessarily required before one may be considered an expert in a particular field. People v. Genrich, 928 P.2d 799 (Colo. App. 1996).
- Expert’s opinion may not be predicated on others’ opinions. An expert’s opinion must not be predicated, in whole or in part, on opinions of others, expert or lay. People v. Beasley, 43 Colo. App. 488, 608 P.2d 835 (1979); People v. District Court, 647 P.2d 1206 (Colo. 1982).
- Nor on facts varying from actual facts. An expert opinion buttressed by assumed facts at variance with the actual facts has no evidential efficacy. High v. Indus. Comm’n, 638 P.2d 818 (Colo. App. 1981).
- Opinion based on information gained through hypnosis inadmissible. A psychiatrist will not be permitted to testify as to the mental state of the defendant if his opinion is based on information gained through hypnosis. People v. Diaz, 644 P.2d 71 (Colo. App. 1981).
- An expert may express an opinion based upon assumptions that have a reasonable basis in the evidence so long as the information is of the type reasonably relied upon by experts in the field of expertise. Vento v. Colo. Nat’l Bank-Pueblo, 907 P.2d 642 (Colo. App. 1995).
The decision Monday [7 February 2017] in People versus Ramos helps determine who doesn’t qualify as a “lay” witness, or someone with an ordinary citizen’s knowledge and experiences. Judges do not have to qualify lay witnesses before they testify. Experts testify only after they have demonstrated they have relevant specialized experiences, knowledge or training.
Denver criminal and civil defense attorney Iris Eytan said she considers the Ramos decision a landmark case that could impede Colorado prosecutors from filing charges in some cases and could lead to fewer people being convicted of crimes they didn’t commit.
Iris Eytan of Eytan Nielsen LLC is one of the leading female Colorado lawyers practicing in high-profile criminal defense litigation. She is well known as an aggressive Denver lawyer and for her unrelenting pursuit of justice.