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As 2016 draws to a close, Ohio has moved one step closer to banning bestiality.

The state legislature this week passed a bill that would outlaw having sex with animals, the Guardian reports. Now the bill, which also prevents the sale of animals for sex and regulates pet stores, will go to the desk of Ohio Gov. John Kasich.


Ohio is one of nine states plus Washington, D.C. where it is legal to have sex with animals. The other states include Vermont, Texas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Nevada, Hawaii, Wyoming, New Mexico and Ohio.

The bill comes after a long campaign by the Humane Society of the United States, which has pushed to get similar bills passed in other states around the country. “The passage of animal sexual abuse legislation is a great victory for the animals of Ohio,” Leighann Lassiter, animal cruelty policy director at the Humane Society, told the Guardian.

After Kasich receives the legislation, he will have 10 days to sign it into law or veto it. If he does not act, the bill will pass into law automatically.

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Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Songwriters: David L Brunner / Francis Scott Key (pd)
The Star Spangled Banner (Super Bowl XXV) lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC


David L. Brunner is acclaimed as one today's most active and versatile conductors and composers. His wide and varied expertise embraces all ages in professional, university, public school, community, church and children’s choruses.

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David B. Brunner (March 7, 1835 – November 29, 1903) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

David B. Brunner was born in Amity, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and learned the carpenter’s trade. He taught school from 1853 to 1856, during which time he studied the classics. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1860. He served as principal of the Reading Classical Academy in Reading, Pennsylvania, from 1860 to 1869. He established the Reading Business College in 1880.

Brunner was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892. He taught at the Reading Business College and died in Reading in 1903 and was interred in Amityville Cemetery. Brunner was also the author of several Pennsylvania German poems, including "Wann ich yuscht en Bauer waer" ("If only I were a farmer")

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David B. Brunner



Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district




David L. Brunner


Bangles are traditionally rigid bracelets, originating from the Indian subcontinent, which are usually made of metal, wood, glass or plastic. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly by women from the Indian subcontinent. It is common to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding, the traditional view is that the honeymoon will end when the last bangle breaks. Bangles also have a very traditional value in Hinduism and it is considered inauspicious to be bare armed for a married woman.[1] Bangles may also be worn by young girls and bangles made of gold or silver are preferred for toddlers.


spangle

Definition of spangle

1: a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing
2: a small glittering object or particle

spangle
verb
spangled; spangling\ ˈspaŋ-g(ə-)liŋ \
Definition of spangle (Entry 2 of 2)
transitive verb
: to set or sprinkle with or as if with spangles

intransitive verb

: to glitter as if covered with spangles : SPARKLE

Definition of SPANGLE


banner (n.)


c. 1200, "piece of cloth attached to the upper end of a pole or staff," from Old French baniere "flag, banner, standard" (12c., Modern French bannière), from Late Latin bandum "standard," borrowed from Frankish or another West Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *bandwa- "identifying sign, banner, standard," also "company under a banner" (source also of Gothic bandwa "a sign"), from suffixed form of PIE root *bha- (1) "to shine."


Formerly the standard of a king, lord, or knight, behind which his followers marched to war and to which they rallied in battle. Figurative sense of "anything displayed as a profession of principles" is from early 14c. Of newspaper headlines that stream across the top of the page, from 1913.

banner | Origin and meaning of banner by Online Etymology Dictionary
 
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from the Defence of Fort M'Henry,[2] a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the then 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the large U.S. flag, with 15 stars and 15 stripes, known as the Star-Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the U.S. victory.

The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London. "To Anacreon in Heaven" (or "The Anacreontic Song"), with various lyrics, was already popular in the United States. Set to Key's poem and renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner", it soon became a well-known U.S. patriotic song. With a range of 19 semitones, it is known for being very difficult to sing. Although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today.

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