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Who is Paul?

In many ways, the picture says much to answer that question.

What the picture does not answer:

I live in Chatsworth, California with my long term partner, Greg Venne.

I am passionate about about:
     -->those who can not help themselves
     -->about politics
     -->and individual rights
     -->about Jewelry (I am a graduate gemologist) and Diamonds especially.

A picture says a thousand words. For more pictures, please visit my photo gallery.


The Latest World Headlines From BBC News . . .

Calais 'Jungle' children with nowhere to sleep

Hundreds of migrants remain at the Calais "Jungle" camp, including some 200 minors without beds.

Violence at Venezuela protests against President Maduro

A police officer is shot dead and many people are hurt as anti-government protests are organised in cities across Venezuela.

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, according to a biodiversity report.

Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.

US abstains from UN vote against Cuba embargo

In a historic first, the US abstains from a UN vote condemning its economic embargo on Cuba.

Guo Chuan: World record attempt Chinese sailor missing

A Chinese sailor trying to break the world record for crossing the Pacific alone goes missing near Hawaii.

Samsung operating profit plunges 30% in wake of Note 7 fiasco

The world's largest smartphone maker Samsung sees its operating profit plunge by 30%, pulled down by the recall of its Note 7 flagship phone.

Dreamworld: Australia theme park under fire from victims' families

The owners of Australia's Dreamworld theme park face anger from the families of four people killed on a ride.

Oklahoma manhunt for live-streaming homicides suspect

Oklahoma officials hunt a double murder suspect who live-streamed his escape after a police shoot-out.

Al-Qaeda leader 'targeted by US drone strike in Afghanistan'

US military officials say a drone strike targeted a senior al-Qaeda leader in north eastern Afghanistan on Sunday.

Russian warships: Spain says refuelling request withdrawn

Russia withdraws a request for Syria-bound warships to refuel in Spain, following concern among Nato allies.

US liver donor marries woman whose life he saved

A US man who donated half of his liver to a complete stranger reveals how they fell in love and wed.

Inside one of Islamic State's tunnels

Orla Guerin goes inside one of Islamic State's tunnel networks.

'I found the man who saved my life'

Thirty-six years after being rescued from the sea as a refugee from Vietnam, Yen Siow tried to find the ship's crew who saved her life.

Taiwan hostage released by Somalia pirates after four years

A Taiwanese man held hostage by pirates for four years speaks to the BBC after his release.

Five things not to do in US ballot booth

Five things some states in the US will not let you do in a polling station.

Clive James on life, infidelity and being lucky

Author, writer and broadcaster Clive James says he's at the peak of his career despite being diagnosed with terminal leukaemia six years ago.

'There will always be people trying to cross to England'

BBC News filmed in a hidden migrant camp an hour's drive away from Calais.

'Fires are still burning in the camp'

French officials in charge of clearing the migrant camp at Calais known as the Jungle say they have accomplished their mission.

Puppies rescued from IS tunnel near Mosul

A dog and her puppies were buried alive when a series of tunnels collapsed near Mosul.

You are not watching a live feed from space

Misleading "live" video from the International Space Station stuns the internet.

President Obama ridiculed on Snapchat by daughter Sasha

The US president says his 15-year-old daughter Sasha mocked him on Snapchat in a message to friends.

Clea Caulcutt: Lukewarm welcome for migrants in Normandy

Calais migrants moved from the "Jungle" to Saint-Germain-sur-Ay find kindness - and suspicion.

Guy Delauney: Kosovo's love affair with the Clintons

Kosovan Albanians' adulation for Bill and Hillary Clinton persists years after Nato's military intervention, finds the BBC's Guy Delauney - but is it justified?

Gabriel Gatehouse: Russia's different reality

Gabriel Gatehouse analyses why Russia increasingly sees the world differently from the West.

US election daily dig: Clinton's Death Row chic

With 12 days to go, Donald Trump touts his new Washington DC hotel, Hillary Clinton celebrates her 69th birthday with Adele and talks Death Row chic.

Venezuela crisis: What is behind the turmoil?

BBC News takes a closer look at the economic and political crisis rocking Venezuela and its leader, Nicolas Maduro.

Concrete Canvas

After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.

Snowdonia in autumn

Casgliad o luniau'r hydref yn Eryri // Images of Snowdonia in all its autumn glory

In pictures: Living off-grid

Photographer Ed Gold explores the woodland community at Tinkers Bubble in Somerset.

Your pictures

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "bricks".

Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2016

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

West Ham v Chelsea: Slaven Bilic criticises 'unacceptable' fan behaviour in EFL Cup tie

West Ham say they will issue life bans to any supporters involved in the crowd disturbances during their EFL Cup win over Chelsea.

Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City

Manchester United reach the EFL Cup quarter-finals as they beat holders and local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.

Erste Bank Open: Andy Murray beats Martin Klizan to set up Gilles Simon tie

Andy Murray moves into the Erste Bank Open second round with a hard-fought victory over Martin Klizan of Slovakia.

Not welcome

There is a sense of anger in Charleville-Mezieres - a new host town for some of the migrants from the dismantled Jungle camp in Calais, writes the BBC's Kevin Connolly in northern France.

The Skype sex scam

Arab men are being targeted by blackmailers who trick them into them masturbating on webcams - then make them pay for it.

Swamp hideout

Thousands civilians have been displaced in the ongoing fighting in South Sudan with some seeking refuge in protection sites across the country. The plight of an 11-year-old boy captures the suffering of many in the country. The BBC's Anne Soy reports.

Whereabouts unknown

The BBC's Katy Watson reports on former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte, who stepped down to face corruption allegations and then disappeared.

God, alcohol and hash

Life in a monastery involves devotion to contemplation and prayer, but some religious orders also pledge themselves to producing alcoholic drinks and even products extracted from marijuana.

No pirates here

Somali-Americans are tired of seeing themselves portrayed as terrorists. A new film tries to challenge stereotypes.

Smelting pot

Both US presidential candidates have said they are wary of China's impact on the US, but is China stealing America's jobs?

So embarrassing!

Obama's daughter has poked fun at him on Snapchat, but how easy is the app for parents to grasp?

Selfie blackmail

Smartphones and social media are colliding with notions of honour and shame in conservative societies - with devastating effects on the lives of some young women.

US election: What Trump interviews with biographer tell us

More than five hours of previously unreleased interviews with Donald Trump have been released to the New York Times. What do the tapes tell us?

US election: Trump thanks Gingrich for 'amazing' Kelly interview

Donald Trump congratulated Newt Gingrich on his "amazing interview" with TV anchor Megyn Kelly, whom he accused of being "fascinated" with sex.

Who's ahead in the polls?

Follow the opinion polls as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go to head-to-head in the run up to the US election on 8 November.