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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 . . .



NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.

Video of Ottawa attack released

Authorities in Canada release video showing the moments before a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament and was shot dead.

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.

Sweden calls off search for sub

Sweden calls off its week-long search for a suspected submarine in the sea south of Stockholm.

Governor quits over Mexico missing

The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing last month, stands down.

US command of S Korea troops to stay

The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying a long-planned command transfer.

China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash

Chinese authorities arrest an official and punish 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village.

Wanted Malaysia envoy is extradited

A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited.

Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'

The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

US firm fine for underpaying Indians

US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.

Monster shark 'kept whales in check'

The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala

Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.

VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan

The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon

As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.

VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend

Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers.

VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London

As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.

VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy

Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered.

VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?

Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.

US returns ancient artefacts to Peru

The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.

Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews

Mark Zuckerberg chats in Chinese - to mixed reviews

Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal

Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.

UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years.

Job centres to get digital makeover

Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.

'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.

Spanish art gems head for UK town

A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

Knightley to make Broadway debut

British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zola's classic novel.

Science chief warns on acid oceans

The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

North America gears up for eclipse

Skywatchers in North America will be treated to the final eclipse of the year on Thursday.

First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.

Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.

'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'

Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.

Spurs boss hails Lamela wonder goal

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's Europa League wonder-strike was the best goal scored by one of his players.

Reclaiming the swastika

In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but historically it was used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world.

US seniors face student loan debt

Around the world, student debt is a financial burden for millions - and in the US, a growing number of senior citizens are still repaying the cost of their education into retirement age.

Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.

HK protesters to ballot on proposals

Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.

Kosovo minister in key Serbia visit

Enver Hoxhaj becomes the first minister from Kosovo to officially visit Serbia since his country unilaterally seceded in 2008.

Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'

More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.

US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.

White House fence jumper arrested

A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.

Payout to mother of secret PC's child

The Metropolitan Police is to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer.

UK gives extra £80m for Ebola fight

Prime Minister David Cameron pledges an extra £80m of aid for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.

Star MI5 wartime agent was bank clerk

A wartime MI5 agent who secretly penetrated the ranks of the UK's Nazi sympathisers has been identified as an unassuming suburban bank clerk, new files show.

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In pictures: Feline focus

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In pictures: Ottawa shootings

Images from outside the Canadian parliament

In pictures: India celebrates Diwali

Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival

Day in pictures: 21 October

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What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage

What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

In pictures: Derry in 1969

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The day UFOs stopped play

The day UFOs stopped play - and a crowd of 10,000 gasped

Quiz of the week's news

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Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul

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Ukraine: Land of chaos and courage

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Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures

Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures

How technology is transforming Tasmanian farms

How technology is revolutionising farming in Australia

How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master

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VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision

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Yemen 'is at risk of civil war'

Yemen is at risk of civil war. envoy says