Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Thai Sacred Heart School's Nazi-Themed Parade Sparks Outrage

Students from the Sacred Heart School in Chiang Mai, Thailand took part in a parade wearing Nazi uniforms. Faces have been blurred to protect their identity. 
A giant Nazi flag is carried by students along a street in the northern Thai city.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization, said the event glorified Nazis
Many of the children gave the infamous "Sieg Heil" salute of the Nazis as crowds watched on.
Another student opted to dress up as Adolf Hitler for the parade to mark the school's sports day. A Jewish human rights organization on Monday called for Thailand's Christian leaders to condemn a parade at the Sacred Heart School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in which participating students wearing Nazi uniforms performed "Sieg Heil" salutes.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization based in Los Angeles, denounced the event, saying it was "glorifying Nazis."

Photographs of the parade show participants carrying a Swastika flag, performing Nazi salutes and wearing SS uniforms, while others dressed as Adolf Hitler complete with toothbrush moustache.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said the images made it clear that the event could not have taken place without the knowledge and cooperation of the school administration.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sexy Babies: How Sexualization Hurts Girls

Clothing stores sell thongs for seven- to ten-year-old, some with slogans like “wink, wink” or “eye candy.” In child beauty pageants, girls as young as five wear fake teeth, make-up, and hair extensions, and are encouraged to flirt with the audience by batting their false-eyelash-laden eyes. The 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on prime time television featured models made up to resemble young girls dressed in sexy lingerie. Magazines, television, and the internet abound with images portraying girls and women as sexualized objects. There is growing evidence that this sex-saturated culture harms healthy psychological development among both boys and girls.

Sexualization is not to be confused with healthy sexuality, which is important for mental and physical health. Sexualization occurs when:
  • a person’s value comes only from his or her sexual appeal or behaviour
  • a person is held to a standard that equates physical attractiveness with being sexy
  • a person is sexually objectified – made into a thing for others’ sexual use
  • sexuality is inappropriately imposed upon a person 
Professionals and parents have been growing more aware and concerned about the sexualization of girls and its consequences. In response to this concern, the American Psychological Association established the Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, consisting of six psychologists and a member of the public, in February 2005. More than two dozen other psychologists contributed to the report through comments and reviews.

The task force’s report was recently published by the American Psychological Association. In it, the authors define sexualization, describe how it takes place, describe its effects on girls and society as a whole, and recommend positive alternatives. Their findings and recommendations have implications for families, schools, organizations, and professionals that work with children and youth, and government policies.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Ed Miliband: Labour's Lizard King

Ed Miliband has been likened to a lizard by experts because of the bizarre way he repeatedly licks his lips to stay calm when giving a speech.

They say the Labour leader's 'lizard tongue' helps him focus on his words and appear self-assured and methodical at the despatch box.

Body language experts studied the actions of all three political leaders and found Mr Miliband to be the most pensive, Nick Clegg the most passionate, while David Cameron came out on top for being charismatic and engaging.

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Ryan Gosling Bravely Discusses Disneyland's Top Secret Army Of Commando Killer Cats.

    Ryan Gosling Interview 09/19/11

'I'll Eat When I'm Dead!': Fashion Industry Promoting Anorexia And Death

'I'll eat when I'm dead.' How Haute Couture addict Daphne Guinness stays fashion-thin.

                                     'No standing anytime'

She has always had a slight frame, perfect for fitting into haute couture pieces by Chanel and Alexander McQueen. Now Daphne Guinness has revealed the secret to her tiny sample-size body.

A new interview has revealed how she announced: 'I'll eat when I'm dead,' when offered lunch during a photo shoot.

Revealing that the 43-year-old had been existing on Red Bull and Ensure nutrition shakes for most of the day, the New Yorker told how she refused her assistant's offer of a plate of pasta.

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'You can't eat much, if you want to do this', says womans-wear  Andrej Pejic, who struggles to maintain his 25in waist.

                                        'Oh Lord, I have sinned!'

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'Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.' Kate Moss, the model, has been accused of encouraging teenage girls to become anorexic after claiming she lives by the motto: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

        Kate Moss In London Summer 2011. (Note the pink 'bluebirds' on her shirt.)

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Naomi Campbell's Eco-Home: Eye Of Ra On The Island Of Cleopatra

If the world comes to an end, model Naomi Campbell and her nearest and dearest will have no trouble surviving in this 25 roomed eco-home. Designed by and a birthday gift from one of our favorite new architects Luis de Garrido, the glass domed house is completely energy and water self-sufficient and features an amazing indoor landscaped terraceEverything about this house is a dream: its comfortable microclimate, its constant flow of air, light and heat when necessary, its superior landscaping, and of course the fact that it was built on the Isla Playa de Cleopatra in Turkey (notice the Egyptian theme.)

Every architect on the planet would probably love to have an assignment like this one, and Luis de Garrido from Spain, ostensibly free of budget or creative restrictions, ran with it. The multi-level central dome is framed with steel and clad in glazed glass panels that permit sunlight all year round. Although the greenhouse effect promotes natural heating, certain measures such as landscaping and tilted louvers ensure that the heat is not unbearable during the summer time. Steps have also been taken to provide plenty of ventilation.

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CIA Pitches Scripts To Hollywood

Are you an aspiring filmmaker who wants to produce a spy thriller? Well, you’re in luck because the CIA has a pile of script ideas lying around.

Ironic, you say, that an organization known for secrecy is doling out helpful hints to Hollywood? The CIA doesn’t think so. For them it’s all about image control. And they’re just the start of it. The Department of Defense and just about every branch of the military has an entertainment industry liaison similar to the CIA’s.

If you want to make a war film and need a fleet of F-22s, a crowd of Marines, or a Navy aircraft carrier, just call up the Department of Defense’s entertainment media office and they’ll tell you if the Army can spare that M1A1 Abrams tank you’ve always wanted for a day or two of filming.

“The scripts we get are only the writer’s idea of how the Department of Defense operates,” Vince Ogilvie, deputy director of the Defense Department’s entertainment liaison office, told Danger Room. “We make sure the Department and facilities and people are portrayed in the most accurate and positive light possible.”

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Breast-Feeding Doll Shocks Americans

Here’s a toy you can buy for your kids that really sucks. Move over, Malibu Barbie! There is a new children’s doll on toy store shespain, united stateslves, and The Breast Milk Baby is swallowing up the competition.

After a successful run overseas, Spain-based Berjuan Toys is bringing their Breast Milk Baby to the United States. The realistic play-thing aimed at kids two and up is trying to teach the youth of America that breast-feeding is a healthy, natural way to feed a baby — and this is something that can be taught with a $90 piece of plastic complete with a realistic suckling mechanism.

“As an American, I find it hard to believe that we are letting a silly misconception about something as wholesome as breast-feeding be turned into a taboo subject,” says spokesperson Dennis Lewis to Forbes. Lewis adds that international organizations across the globe have endorsed the doll before it recently came stateside, and after such a positive reaction he is aiming to teach toddlers that breast-feeding is natural in a way that won’t sexualize anyone.

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”Above Top Secret”: Nazi Sex Dolls And Syphilis

”The doll has only one purpose and she should never become a substitute for the honorable mother at home... When the soldier makes love to Borghild, it has nothing to do with love. Therefore the face of our anthropomorphic sexmachine should be exactly how Weininger described the common wanton’s face.”

Author Graeme Donald discovered the sex dolls project while researching the history of the Barbie doll that was based on the Lilli sex doll of 1956.

Adolf Hitler ordered the Nazis to develop sex dolls to send to his troops being ravaged by disease after sleeping with French women, it's been revealed.

The synthetic 'comforters' were made from silicone (by IG Farben) and designed to stop soldiers being laid low with syphilis.

Smaller than life-size, the so-called ‘gynoids’ were to be targeted at the men most at temptation from a ‘quick adventure’ with a French prostitute.

Initially, the Hungarian actress Kathe von Nagy was asked if the doll could be modeled on her, but she refused.

Instead the look of the Aryan doll with blonde bob hair and blue eyes was left bland so soldiers could apply their own fantasy.

Author Graeme Donald has uncovered the secretive ‘Borghild Project’ while researching the history of the Barbie doll - which was based on a post-war German sex doll toy. 

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Adolf Hitler (right) ordered sex dolls after Heinrich Himmler (left) said it is their duty to protect soldiers from syphilis.

Mussolini's Barber, a compilation of bizarre stories connected with the biggest events of history.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Coincidence? Daughters Of Veteran Democrats Ted Kennedy And Walter Mondale Both Die Aged 51 From Brain Conditions

The daughters of two senior Democratic politicians have both died from brain conditions at the age of 51, it was revealed today.

Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, succumbed to cancer.

And Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, after battling a brain tumour.

The remarkable coincidence comes just two years after her father, the brother of assassinated President John F Kennedy, died from the same condition.

The family’s many misfortunes - including the assassination of JFK’s brother Robert and the death of his son John F Kennedy Jr in an air crash – have been described as the Kennedy Curse.

Ms Kennedy, who leaves behind her husband of 21 years, Michael Allen, and their two teenage children, died yesterday at a health club in Washington following her daily workout.

Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, today said of his sister: ‘She's with dad.’ 

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Support: Kara and her family applaud their father's 1979 speech at Faneuil Hall in Boston where he announced he would seek the Presidency

Proud: Kara accepts her father's Medal of Freedom on his behalf from President Barack Obama in 2009

Elanor Mondale, left, is hugged by her father, Walter, as her mother Joan looks on in 1984 after the presidential candidate conceded the race to the White House to Ronald Reagan

These so called 'coincidences' often come in threes ...
Death in Kennedy, Mondale, & Percy Family (US Politics)
One must bring up "Death Comes in Threes" myth.  This time it will be "Political Death Triad" rather than "Celebrity Death Triad".

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Is Nicolas Cage Immortal? Actor's Amazing Civil War Doppelganger Posted On eBay

The antique dealer jokes that his photo is proof Nicholas Cage is more than just an a-list actor - he’s also a vampire who lived during the American Civil War.

An eBay seller claims to have a 4” by 2.5” carte de visite photo from around 1870 of a man who looks exactly like the 47-year-old star of Con Air, Ghost Rider and The Rock.

The seller, who has put the starting price at $1million, says the photo is 100 per cent genuine and was taken of a man who lived in Bristol, Tennessee, around the time of the Civil War.

The man who put the photo on eBay is Jack Mörd, of Seattle, Washington, whose Facebook page says he is originally from Los Angeles, California, and owns ‘The Thanatos Archive’.

My theory is that he allows himself to age to a certain point, maybe 70, 80 or so, then the actor “Nicolas Cage” will “die”,’ Mr Mörd joked.

‘But in reality, the undead vampire “Nicolas Cage” will have rejuvenated himself and appeared in some other part of the world, young again, and ready to start all over.’

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Obama, Psalm 46 - I Am God

People should remember forever yesterday’s 10th anniversary of 9/11.  The tenth anniversary was the first one that saw banned from Ground Zero, clerics and first responders; authorities who controlled the event ordered all speakers to refrain from the use of the name “al Qaeda”.

Without Aaron I. Reichel Esq., a member of the Federal and State Bars in New York and New Jersey, author of Fahrenheit 9-12—rebuttal to Fahrenheit 9/11, and CFP columnist who was tuned in on radio for the anniversary events, we may have never known that yesterday was the day when President Barack Obama seized the opportunity through the reading of Psalm 46 to proclaim, as many of his followers seem to believe, “I am God”.

These are the immortal words of Psalm 46 that Obama used to project on the world screen that he is God:

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

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Should Word-Of-Mouth Be Child's Play For Advertisers?

Advertisers are increasingly trying to find ways to get consumers to spread the word about their products, but controversy over the involvement of children in this is forcing the advertising industry to examine its practices.

Personal recommendations can be big business.

Often when advertisers try to convince us of the life-enhancing qualities of some new product, we don't buy it. But a recommendation from a friend can be far more persuasive.

"There is this idea that it is a more trusted source, if you have got members of the public saying how brilliant your brand is," says Charlotte McEleny, senior reporter at New Media Age magazine.

"You trust your friends more than you do marketing messages."

However, concerns over the involvement of children in what's called peer-to-peer marketing were expressed in the recent Bailey Review for the government looking at pressures on growing up.

A particular area of concern was the use of "brand ambassadors", where companies recruit children with perceived influence among their peers, and reward them to promote products face-to-face to friends and online on social networks and blogs.

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"Advergames and all kinds of online marketing are now regulated by the same codes as TV advertising, but what the codes don't cover is the amount of time a child is exposed to an advert nor the type of messaging.

Consuming Kids - The Commercialization of Childhood [Full Film]

Sex Education Will NOT Be Taught To Children As Young As Five, After Coalition Ditches Plans

Proposals for compulsory sex education for children as young as five have been ditched.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb said the Coalition would not implement the controversial plans put forward under Labour and had ‘no plans to change the law on sex education’.

This means that teaching sex education will remain optional in primary schools.

Family campaigners feared that statutory sex and relationship education (SRE) could lead to teenage pregnancy being seen as acceptable by impressionable youngsters.

SRE is taught in Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education lessons, although elements such as the facts of reproduction are also contained in biology classes.

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The Gender Agenda: Third Sex Becomes Official: Australian Passports Now Have Three Gender Options - Male, Female And X

Australian passports will now have three gender options - male, female and x.

The new category is only for use by intersex people - who are not biologically entirely male or female.

Trangendered passport-holders - who have changed gender but not had surgery - will be free to choose either male or female, but will not be allowed to select 'x'.

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Shock And Awe Or 'Delta Farce': How Cheryl Cole Gave The British Army The SeX Factor

Pay attention, dilettantes: it's Putting Stuff in Perspective week in showbiz again, as Cheryl Cole does Helmand. The singer and deposed X Factor judge has undertaken a mission to Camp Bastion at the behest of the Daily Mirror, and is exclusively pictured in combat gear on a front page they have disappointingly declined to headline "Delta farce".

Apparently, the Fight For This Love legend joined a staged gun battle and got in a tank and fired a cannon and stuff – but you'll be glad to hear she didn't shirk her nation-building obligations. "Cheryl also took part in a traditional shura," we learn, "where soldiers sit down with village elders to discuss problems." Mm. I wish I didn't have a mental image of Cheryl taking the hand of a bearded gentleman and telling him soulfully: "I really believe in you and I think your appeal for electricity has what it takes to be absolutely massive." Perhaps as one last throw of the dice, before we leave Afghanistan to its own improvised explosive devices, we should try assigning celebrity mentors to its various factions. I'd give Tulisa the Quetta Shura, while poor old Louis Walsh would probably be stuck with the Afghan local police.

Anyway, back to Cheryl, and the nagging question with these celebrity military missions: do they increase respect for the work the proper soldiers are doing? There is no question that on the ground, Cheryl's presence is a morale-booster for servicemen and women. And were it confined to that locale, then that would be that. But isn't the manner in which the visit is hyped to the wider world the opposite of morale-boosting? Cast your eyes over the spread of nine photos of a heavily false-eyelashed Cheryl looking down the sights of a sniper's rifle, or taking part in a mock raid and so on, and ask whether they do not, in fact, trivialise life on the front line to a degree that would be hilarious were it not so distasteful.

Thus the visit, which would have been just as morale-boosting had it happened off-camera, is eclipsed by the more insistent public relations message – namely, that Cole knows how far behind "our boys" a little old pop star like her comes in the rankings of jobs that actually matter. It is an exercise in performative humility that doesn't quite come off.

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                              Cheryl Cole - at your service.

Military might: Cheryl Cole performing in camouflage in 2010. Photograph: Dave Hogan/CC/Getty Images Europe        

Cheryl Cole, a tool for the New World Order, helping to bring in the military agenda and programming the masses - she is no stranger to performing in military outfits.