The Sun have a lot to answer for
Posted Nov 13, 2010
I was checking through emails today and, someone sent me a link of someone I happen to know getting slaughtered by the Sun. The Article used all the wrong pronouns, and is very insentive. I have known Jessica 3 years, and she has taken a lot of time to prepare for this. I will be writing to the Sun regarding this matter, and discussing how horrible the article is.
Something else that really turns my stomach is the comments, of which some border on hatred. Typical of the Neanderthal Sun readership, and typical of the wite van man culture. The comments of considerable diatripe are below
Hope that wig is flame proof!
2:10PM, Nov 13, 2010
Looks like they swapped his feet over as well, wonder if he/she tripped over after that photo?
10:17AM, Nov 13, 2010
A holiday in Skegness will do that to a man.
3:09AM, Nov 13, 2010
LOL Kippersmcgee !!!
10:04AM, Nov 13, 2010
I do not know why these trolls are allowed to continue their commenting, as they only seem to want to insult people. The Sun seem to have an agenda of hate, and they have plenty of previous (who can forget the sick Nadia puns).
Sun its time you stopped being the lowest common denominator, and started being a proper newpaper.
Latest reply: Nov 13, 2010
Bio Aung San Suu Kyi - Burmese Politician
Posted Nov 12, 2010
The Myanmar government are about to release Aung San Suu Kyi from prison, the political prisoner has been under house arrest for 14 of the last 20 years. In 1990 She won the Burmese general election, but was arrested before her big win, and thats when her problems started.
She was born in Yangon on the 19th June 1945, her father negociated independence from Britain in 1947. She was raised by her mother with her two brothers, and was educated at Methodist English High School. She had a penchant for learning languages, and is a Theravada Buddhist.
Her mother Khin Kyi, who was also a politician and a hig ranking member of the Burmese Government. Khin Kyi was appointed Burmese ambassador to India and Nepal in 1960.
Aung San Suu Kyi graduated from Lady Shri Ram College with a degree in politics in New Delhi in 1964. She Continued her education at St Hugh's College, Oxford obtaining a B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 1969. She then moved to New York City with a family friend, and spend 3 years working for the United Nations. Originally she worked on budget matters writing to Dr Michael Aris daily, and she married Dr Aris in 1975. Dr Michael Aris was a scholar of Tibetan culture, living abroad in Bhutan.
In 1976 she gave birth to their first child, Alexander Aris, in London. Then in 1977 Kim was born, and she eventually earned a Ph.D at the school of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 1985. In 1990 she was elected an honourary fellow, and for two years she was a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies in Shimla, India. She also worked for the Government for the Union of Burma. In 1988 she returned to Burma to attend to her ailing mother, and later chose to lead the Pro-Demoxracy movement. Her husband Aris visited her in 1995, while under house arrest, this would be their last meeting. In 1997 Aris was diagnosed with Prostite Cancer, and became terminally ill, The Myanmar dictatorship would not allow the ailing man a visa, at this time she was released from house arrest.
Aris died on the 27th March 1999 (his 53rd birthday), and she still remains seperated from her children.
In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, and she lost her roof (having to live in darkness when her electricity supply broke down. Her Lakeside residence was only refurbished in August 2009.
Periods Under House Arrest
20 July 1989: Placed under house arrest in Rangoon under martial law that allows for detention without charge or trial for three years.
10 July 1995: Released from house arrest.
23 September 2000: Placed under house arrest.
6 May 2002: Released after 19 months.
30 May 2003: Arrested following the Depayin massacre, she was held in secret detention for more than three months before being returned to house arrest.
25 May 2007: House arrest extended by one year despite a direct appeal from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to General Than Shwe.
24 October 2007: Reached 12 years under house arrest, solidarity protests held at 12 cities around the world.
27 May 2008: House arrest extended for another year, which is illegal under both international law and Burma's own law.
11 August 2009: House arrest extended for 18 more months because of "violation" arising from the May 2009 trespass incident.
Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize (1990)
Sakharov Prize (1990)
Nobel Peace Prize (1991)
Simón Bolívar International Prize (1992)
Jawaharlal Nehru Award (1993)
Prize For Freedom of the Liberal International (1995)
Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia (1996)
Freedom of Dublin City, Republic of Ireland (1999)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2000)
UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance & Non-Violence (2002)
Gwangju Prize for Human Rights (2004)
Olof Palme Prize (2005)
Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2004)
Freedom from Fear award (2006)
Honorary Canadian citizenship (2007)
Honorary President of the LSESU (2007)
Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa) from Colgate University (2008)
Congressional Gold Medal (2008)
Premi Internacional Catalunya (2008)
Freedom Of Glasgow (2009)
Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation (2009)
Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Ulster in recognition of her services to human rights (2009)
Ambassador of Conscience Award (2009) from Amnesty International
As we speak shes still under arrest, and it is still unclear whether she will be.
Latest reply: Nov 12, 2010
Closest Title Fight In Formula One History
Posted Nov 11, 2010
This weekend Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates will see the closest championship finish in history. For the first time four drivers have made it to the final race decider.
The title contenders records at Abu Dhabi (Remember this is only the second race)
Fernando Alonso 14th
Mark Webber 2nd
Sebastian Vettel 1st
Lewis Hamilton Ret
If it were to finish that way this is how the table would look.
1 Sebastian Vettel 256
2 Mark Webber 256
3 Fernando Alonso 246
4 Lewis Hamilton 222
Note: Sebastian Vettel would be champion due to race wins (Vettel would win his 5th race, Mark Webber has 4).
Fernando Alonso has only failed to finish one race this season, is he due a retirement.
Sebastian Vettel is a great finisher to seasons and a poor starter, and he is closer than last season.
Has Mark Webber already overperformed this season, is it possible he has done all he possibly can.
Has Lewis Hamilton got too much to do.
How to become 2010 world champion
Fernando Alonso has to win to confirm title as if he is second to Webber, the Australian wins on second places.
Mark Webber also has to win to confirm title, has more 2nd places than Alonso
Sebastian Vettel needs a 15 point cushion on Alonso if winner, needs a 16 point cushion on Alonso any other place (has more 4th places), if he wins Webber and Hamilton are out of title contention
Lewis Hamilton needs to win and Alonso not to finish, needs a 19 point cushion on Webber, and a 9 point cushion on Vettel
I think if Alonso retires this might be what happens with the Red Bulls, but I also think this is too close to call all it takes is one moment to open this right up.
This is too close to call, but I will make a brave prediction.
Vettel to be the youngest World Champion in Formula One history.
Latest reply: Nov 11, 2010
Posted Nov 10, 2010
Charles Kane made a mistake to transition, but now he wants to discriminate against others who need to transition. He stated in the Daily Mail that gender identity and expression is a delusion, at least for him. Just because it was a delusion for him does not mean it is for others. He also stated that GRS should be banned, and definately should be banned on the NHS.
I am sorry that this man made a mistake, but he should not be preaching the way he is. The majority of transpeople are happy with their decision. Why is he being such a transphobe, and why are the media giving such a person a platform to spout abuse the way he is.
I am sorry Charles but you do not know if I am deluded so please keep those opinions to yourself
Latest reply: Nov 10, 2010
Female prisoner finds other inmates uncooghed
Posted Nov 10, 2010
Gabryela Passos, a prisoner serving 22 years for attempted murder has wrote a letter to the Sun newspaper regarding the Etiquette of other prisoners in HMP Downview. Ms Passos set fire to a transvestite Ricardo da Silva in Birmingham, claimed her victim stole her designer handbag. Lets hope none of the inmates steal from her, or drive her over the edge.
She clearly went to the Sun, which has a reputation for transphobia going back many years, for a sympathetic ear. I am just waiting for that tabloids story of how a polical prisoner is being mistreated.
Does she have a case, or does she have to be treated like the animal she behaved like on the outside. This will be a dilemma for the Sun, as their least favourite demographics are Prisoners and transpeople. (If one was unemployed then they would have an easier decision).
Her Complaints include the following.
Horrible uncivilized behavour
Running in the corridor
shout and eat at the same time
Excuse me dear, many law abiding citizens have to put up with all the above, with noisy neighbours and family get togethers. Also when the judge read out the sentence of which had to be custodial, did you expect a finishing school?.
Im sorry Ms Passos, serve your time for your horrific crime.
Latest reply: Nov 10, 2010