Gay news, Havana/Minsk-pride, big difference conservatives in GB and US, Burial bill likely vetoed in Minnesota, retarded DADT statement

16 05 2010

Gay pride in Havana, Cuba was a huge success, hundreds paraded violent-free in drag and with flags. One of them was the daughter of the president Raul Castro, Mariela a long-time LGBT advocate. The Slavic Pride in Minsk was anything but a success though. The 40 brave participants saw some journalist and TV crew but did not get any further then 300 meters after which riot police arrested the gay men violently. There were also tons of counter-protesters, mostly skinheads who were throwing eggs.

It is interesting that the conservative party in Great Britain, the Tories have eleven openly gay members in parliament and nine in the glass closet. One is a lesbian and 2 are even ministers, the party is proud of that. Compare that to the US where there are zero . U.S has a long way to go in that regard.

A bill that passed the senate in Minnesota giving gays the same end of life rights as straights will likely be vetoes by the Republican governor Tim Pawlenty. According to him the bill in unnecessary and will stoke up the fire on a hot button issue. Unbelievable people believe gays have not the same rights hen it comes to burying their partner.

According to James Inhofe, Oklahoma Senator and Armed Service Committee member soldiers are unwilling to fight for lesbians and gay soldiers also in the line of fire. According to him soldiers are doing it for the man in the next foxhole and if that man is gays they would not want to anymore. How bigoted and foolish. Why does it work OK in Britain, the Netherlands and Israel then???

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Cuba claims to have oldest woman in the world

3 02 2010

Juana Batista is according to Cuban authorities 125 years old. She was born February 2 1885 and lives on the east side of the island. She has 3 kids and is in good health. She says good nutrition and clean air are her secrets.Last year Turkey claimed to have the oldest living woman, from 1884 but for neither of these women there is a birth certificate so who knows if it is true for sure. Seems awfully old. I would sign up to be 85 now if I could.





Stronger flight controls to U.S, is it going to be enough??

4 01 2010

The U.S has sharpened their control of flights from outside of the country, a great thing in my opinion. People will be padded down and hand luggage will be checked by hand. People on flights from countries like Nigeria, Yemen, Pakistan, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Somalia will all be facing extra screening. I hope the EU will do the same for passengers from those countries. Maybe some people from those countries get pissed by the extra security a Yahoo website says but who cares?? And maybe if that proves not to work good enough then maybe people from those countries(maybe with the exception of Cubans) should not be allowed in the U.S or even Europe anymore. I have a hard time saying this and I know not all people from those countries are terrorists, but seeing a lot of people from those countries in an airplane makes me and probably many people with me very nervous and we cannot risk another attack. It is either my own well-being or that of people from those countries in my opinion and then the choice is easily made. I bet I am not the only person thinking this way either.