Archive for June, 2008

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Gay Pride March Takes To The Streets Of Rome

Brno, Czech Republic: At least 20 people were injured when the Czech Republic’s first ever Gay Pride parade was attacked by rightwing extremists armed with tear gas even before the event was due to begin in the city of Brno.

Havana, Cuba: Cuba’s first gay pride parade was abruptly cancelled yesterday, moments before it was to begin.

The unofficial march, organised with Florida’s Unity Coalition, was not sanctioned by Cuba’s National Centre for Sex Education, which is headed by Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro.

Huntsville, Alabama: The last Gay Pride event in Huntsville was a picnic in Maple Hill Cemetery 12 years ago that drew 450 people. The most recent one – a rally Saturday afternoon sponsored by the North Alabama Pride Coalition in Big Spring International Park – attracted only a couple of dozen people, no protesters and no television cameras.

Jerusalem, Israel: Despite a backdrop of counterprotests and memories of the violence of years past, rainbow-colored flags and a crowd of a few thousand people made their way through the central streets of Jerusalem on Thursday as the annual Gay Pride Parade went off without a hitch.

Moscow, Russia: Gay Russians waving placards and rainbow flags demonstrated in central Moscow on Sunday in defiance of an official ban on gay pride events and abuse from far-right opponents.

New Dehli, India: Men wore sparkling saris, women wore rainbow boas and hundreds of people chanted for gay rights in three Indian cities Sunday in the largest display of gay pride in the deeply conservative country where homosexual acts are illegal.

San Francisco, California: A lesbian motorcycle group dressed in bridal veils, wedding gowns and leather lent a matrimonial touch to San Francisco’s gay pride parade Sunday as revelers celebrated their newfound freedom to marry.

Sofia, Bulgaria: Bulgarian police arrested 60 people Saturday opposed to Bulgaria’s first gay pride march after they tried to storm the small group of about 100 marchers in the capital Sofia, the interior ministry said.

The much awaited follow-up to Casino Royale, the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, has been released online.

In the film, Bond battles Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a member of the Quantum organisation posing as an environmentalist, who intends to stage a coup d’état in Bolivia to take control of its water supply. Bond seeks revenge for the death of Vesper Lynd, and is assisted by Camille (Olga Kurylenko), who also wants to kill Greene.

The title was chosen from an unrelated short story in Ian Fleming’s For Your Eyes Only (1960).

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We all know the rest of the world just loves Barack Obama. They certainly have a more positive impression of him than John McCain. But even more interesting is this gem: Canada likes Barack Obama more than their own leaders…

A new poll suggests Canadians would prefer to vote for Barack Obama rather cast a ballot for their own political leaders, while 45 per cent of Americans envy Canada’s health care system. The bi-national survey, conducted by the Strategic Counsel for CTV and The Globe and Mail, showed that here in Canada, Obama was more admired than Prime Minister Stephen Harper — or any other national leader.

This is kinda freaky. Scientists were fascinated by the ghostly find: a human skeleton buried in an Aztec temple with a clay, skull-shaped whistle in each bony hand. But no one blew into the noisemakers for nearly 15 years. When someone finally did, the shrill, windy screech made the spine tingle.If death had a sound, this was it.

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Last week, it was the Japanese invention of a Smart Car that ran completely off of water (and unfiltered water at that.) Now comes word of Britain’s Prince Charles converting his Aston Martin DB6 to run off of 100% bio-ethanol fuel distilled from surplus British wine.

That’s the rumor on the internets. While we’ve been unable to find any corroborating information, this all should be considered wild internet speculation. Stay tuned. Cock-tober Surprises are only a few months away.

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International Herald Tribune: Robert Mugabe, the runaway winner in a one-horse race, was quickly inaugurated on Sunday as president of Zimbabwe after a runoff election on Friday. His opponent had already dropped out because state-sponsored enforcers were beating and murdering his followers.

“I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, do swear that I will truly serve in the office of president, so help me God,” he said somberly as he stood before a white-wigged judge under a red-carpeted tent at his official residence in Harare.

General Wesley Clark, a potential veep for Barack Obama, is pulling out the big guns in going after John McCain and his heavily touted military experience.

McCain frequently points out that he led “the largest squadron in the U.S. Navy,” but Clark said on CBS television that that was not enough to support a claim to the presidency.

“He hasn’t been there and ordered the bombs to fall” as a wartime commander, the general said on CBS. Clark is mentioned as a possible Obama running mate, although he originally supported Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

When the interviewer, Bob Schieffer, noted to Clark that McCain had been shot down over Hanoi, Clark replied, “I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president.”

Science: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) responsible for most of the AIDS cases in the world infected people approximately 100 years ago, more than 20 years earlier than previously believed, according to findings presented here this week at the Evolution 2008 meeting. Its lesser known cousin, HIV-2, jumped into humans decades later, from a monkey species that carried the virus for just a couple of hundred years, not the millions of years researchers had assumed, according to other research presented at the meeting.

Researchers are trying to pin down the origins of both HIVs to understand how often new human viruses emerge. Both arose from simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) of other primates.

Gay.com: The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), bitterly divided over sexuality and the Bible, set up another confrontation Friday over its ban on ordaining noncelibate gay men and lesbians.

The denomination’s General Assembly, meeting in San Jose, Calif., voted 54 percent to 46 percent Friday to drop the requirement that would-be ministers, deacons and elders live in “fidelity within the covenant of marriage between and a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.”

Professional football player turned mega-church pastor Ken Hutcherson is vowing to bring corporate America to its knees because of their increasing support for the LGBT community. And he intends to start, by going after Microsoft.Silly, Ken. Doesn’t he know the gays use Mac. They’d never use anything called Microsoft.

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I seriously don’t understand how any member of the LGBT community could support John McCain.

OMG. Just. OMG.

Oh, please, dear God. Let’s not…

Telegraph: A former head of Mossad has warned that Israel has 12 months in which to destroy Iran’s nuclear programme or risk coming under nuclear attack itself. He also hinted that Israel might have to act sooner if Barack Obama wins the US presidential election.

Shabtai Shavit, an influential adviser to the Israeli parliament’s defence and foreign affairs committee, told The Sunday Telegraph that time was running out to prevent Iran’s leaders getting the bomb.

Mr Shavit, who retired from the Israeli intelligence agency in 1996, warned that he had no doubt Iran intended to use a nuclear weapon once it had the capability, and that Israel must conduct itself accordingly.

“The time that is left to be ready is getting shorter all the time,” he said in an interview. CONTINUE READING

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This is downright crazy. Walnuts McCain, who owns ten houses, and whose wife is worth millions… is carrying a six-figure credit card debt. Not to mention he neglected to pay property taxes on his California home for 4 YEARS! Or that his economic advisor was a key player in the subprime mortgage meltdown. And don’t even think about asking him what the price of gasoline is, or why it matters. (Hat tip to Mooncat at leftinalabama.com)

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Amy Winehouse staged a remarkable comeback in her return to the stage following her earlier trip to the hospital this week, especially after being diagnosed with early stage emphysema.

But you can’t keep this girl down. No… no… no. The British tabloids are reporting that she punched a fan, spat chewing gum into the crowd, and called Kanye West a c***.

Love me some Amy Winehouse. Maybe this is why my lifelong dream is to be one of her backup singers/dancers. Those guys are just as entertaining as she is.

Washington Post: The e-mail landed in Danielle Allen’s queue one winter morning as she was studying in her office at the Institute for Advanced Study, the renowned haven for some of the nation’s most brilliant minds. The missive began: “THIS DEFINITELY WARRANTS LOOKING INTO.” CONTINUE READING