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In The Know: White House Announces ‘Everything Is Great In Iraf’

In The Know: White House Announces ‘Everything Is Great In Iraf’

Click on the link to access the video’s they are really worth looking at from the Onion site.

Larry

September 24, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

Performance Artist Shocks U.S. Out Of Apathetic Stupor

Performance Artist Shocks U.S. Out Of Apathetic Stupor

The Onion

Performance Artist Shocks U.S. Out Of Apathetic Stupor

September 24, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

Chinese Authorities Execute 10 Million Recalled Toys

Chinese Authorities Execute 10 Million Recalled Toys

The Onion

Chinese Authorities Execute 10 Million Recalled Toys

BEIJING—So far, 9 to 10 million faulty toys have been kicked, shocked, hanged, pounded with nails, had their ears severed and eyes gouged out, and then shot.

September 24, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

Foreigners not allowed to be part of gay rights debate in singapore

 
September 19, 2007
foreigners not allowed to be part of gay rights debate in singapore
By News Editor
 
Responding to queries in Parliament yesterday, the Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs explained why law professor Douglas Sanders was not permitted to speak at a public lecture last month.
 
 
Professor Douglas Sanders is the only foreigner who has not been granted a licence to give a lecture in Singapore in the past five years. This was confirmed by the Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee in Parliament on Tuesday.

Prof Sanders’s talk “Sexual Orientation in International Law: A Case for Asia” to be held on Aug 7 was to have been part of Indignation, a 2-week event organised by local gay groups.

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Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee

When asked to explain why an approved licence was revoked four days before the Canadian law professor was due to speak, Assoc Prof Ho said that the police obtained “additional information” about the talk.

“It became subsequently clear to police that the event was part of the efforts of gay activists to promote their political agenda which involved a foreigner.

“Our laws are an expression and reflection of the values of our society and any public discourse in Singapore on such matters should be reserved for Singaporeans. Foreigners will not be allowed to interfere in our domestic political scene, whether in support of the gay cause or against it.

“The context is important. It’s not that foreigners cannot make their comments or views known on Singapore policies. In fact they all do! But it’s quite different if local activists, in the context of a situation in Singapore where we know that there’s an ongoing debate for some time already on a topic which is divisive, a topic which has caused two sides in particular to expound different points of views, whether we want to invite a foreigner to come here to speak to a Singapore audience.

“And from what we know, Professor Sanders is a known advocate for the human rights of gays and lesbians. We can his hear views or read it online. But it’s quite different to invite him here to speak to a Singapore audience at this time.”

Assoc Prof Ho also told Parliament that research showed that the distinguished Bangkok-based law professor had spoken at the United Nations on gay rights and was an advocate for decriminalising homosexuality. Thus the police had reason to believe Prof Sanders was likely to talk about Singapore’s gay sex laws which the government has decided to retain despite a major amendment of the Penal Code underway

September 24, 2007 Posted by | Gay Issue & Rights-Overseas | Leave a comment

Internet, unsafe sex cause spike in HIV among Hong kong MSM:

September 19, 2007
internet, unsafe sex cause spike in HIV among hong kong MSM: says health director
By News Editor
 
Hong Kong’s health director attributes rise in the number of reported HIV cases as more gay men met for casual sex, often using no condoms, through the Internet.
 
 
The Internet has helped fuel a spike in the number of cases of HIV among gay men in Hong Kong, the territory’s health director told a meeting of the World Health Organisation in South Korea.

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P.Y. Lam told a meeting last Wednesday that gay men are more frequently using the Internet to meet for casual sex and that often men who meet this way do not practice safe sex.

“The number of HIV cases in Hong Kong has surged partly because of men finding sexual partners over the Internet and spreading the virus.”

The health department has identified “three clusters” of HIV over the past two years that were traced to Internet cruising among men who have sex with men. In one cluster alone, he said, more than 50 gay men had contracted HIV from a single individual.

“In this information age they find new ways to meet each other and have relationships sometimes on a very casual basis, while condom use is very low,” he was reported as saying in an interview on radio station RTHK.

He also said that the government needs to find new ways to reach out and educate gays about safe sex.

The government officially says there are about 400 new cases of HIV a year. More than 3,000 people have HIV with about 900 cases of full-blown AIDS out of a population of 6.9 million. The UN has said they believe the official numbers do not represent the real picture. ae

September 24, 2007 Posted by | Gay Issue & Rights-Overseas | Leave a comment