Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Anwar Ibrahim and sex and the CIA

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldbriefing/story/0,15205,1495804,00.html

May 31, 2005: Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's leading opposition figure, has begun a series of rallies and speeches across the country.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/521608.stm

1998: Anwar Ibrahim alleged a smear campaign against him, after two men confessed to allowing Anwar to sodomise them. Anwar was arrested and pled not guilty to charges of corruption and committing illegal homosexual acts.

Azizan Abu Bakar, a former driver for Mr Anwar's wife, told the High Court that Anwar turned him into a "homosexual slave". The driver changes his testimony days later.

Anwar driver tells of sex 'slavery'

'Mistress' claim in Anwar trial

Malaysia's attorney-general said police were responsible for injuries sustained by Anwar Ibrahim while in custody.

1999

Rioting broke out in Kuala Lumpur after Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim was convicted of corruption and jailed for six years.

Mr Anwar was charged with sodomy.

Mr Anwar's former driver, Azizan Abu Bakar, was found guilty of sexual misconduct by an Islamic court and sentenced to three months in jail.

A limousine driver told the court he was offered thousands of dollars in return for false testimony that he had provided Anwar with girls and boys for sex. Diplomat 'tried to frame Anwar'

2000: Anwar was found guilty of sodomy and sentenced to nine years in prison, on top of the six year jail sentence he was given in 1999.

Anwar guilty on sex charges


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http://pemantau.tripod.com/artikel/04Sep-lks.html

Anwar CIA agent?

September 2000: Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang called on Prime Minister Mahathir to declare the outcome of three years of police investigations as to whether Anwar is a CIA agent and to state whether the United States is the country he meant in a Merdeka Day message as the country out to "recolonize" Malaysia

Anwar was alleged to have received RM60 million from a Mr Nallakaruppan.

Former Bank Negara assistant governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid accused Anwar of having amassed a fortune of RM3 billion while in government through over 20 "Master Accounts".

Reference was made to the American-based organisation called Asia Pacific Policy Centre (APPC) headed by Douglas H. Paal, who was former Senior Director from Asian Affairs (1989 to 1993) of the National Security Council (NSC) of the United States.

MPs used parliamentary immunity to claim in Parliament that Anwar was a CIA agent on the basis that the APPC was a CIA outfit and Douglas Paal a CIA agent.

Oddly, Anwar had allegedly given money to APPC and Douglas Paal.

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http://www.saag.org/papers11/paper1033.html

The Straits of Malacca are one of the most important shipping lanes in the world and are used for transporting oil.

Admiral Thomas Fargo, head of U.S forces in the Asia-Pacific in his testimony to U.S House Armed Services Committee had suggested that U.S troops might assist in patrolling the straits to deter terrorists who might target shipping in the Malacca Straits. This suggestion has been resented both by Malaysia and Indonesia.

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http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/GE20Ae02.html

May 20, 2005

"A senior police officer allegedly declares he has assets worth RM34 million (US$8.9 million); another rakes in RM200,000 a month from a protection racket he runs. And that's just the tip of the iceberg in Malaysia. These are part of the findings of an independent commission of inquiry, headed by a former judge, that has taken Malaysia's police force to task for human-rights abuses and corruption in a surprisingly frank report released this week."

Monday, May 30, 2005

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence


Prince Albert, also known as Prince Eddy, was the eldest son of the Edward Prince of Wales who became Edward VII.

Prince Albert was reportedly involved in the Cleveland Street Scandal of 1889.

This scandal involved a 'rentboy' brothel in London's Cleveland Street.

Public Record Office police papers and the letters of Lord Arthur Somerset apparently show that the Prince was involved with boys.

Prince Albert was reported to have died of pneumonia in 1892.

Alternative theories are that:

1. he died of syphilis.
2. he was given a morphine overdose.
3. he survived until the 1920s in an asylum on the Isle of Wight.

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The scandal began when the police went to 19 Cleveland Street in London's West End to arrest 35 year old Charles Hammond and his 18 year old accomplice Henry Newlove. Hammond had fled but Newlove was found at his mother's house.

Henry Newlove implicated
1. Lord Arthur Somerset, head of the Prince of Wales' stables
2. The Earl of Euston
3. an Army Colonel.

Telegraph boys confirmed that Lord Somerset was a regular client.

There were hints that Prince Albert (Prince Eddy), was involved in the Cleveland Street affair.

Ernest Parke, the editor the The North London Press, wondered why Newlove and his associate escaped with 'light' sentences.

The paper paper named the Earl of Euston and Lord Somerset, and said they had been allowed to leave the country to cover up the involvement of someone "more distinguished and more highly placed."

The Earl of Euston sued Parke. Parke refused to reveal his sources and was sentenced to twelve months in prison.

There was a prosecution of Henry Newlove's defence lawyer, Arthur Newton, because he had warned Hammond to flee the country. Newton was convicted.

The judge declared that Newton had helped Hammond escape to prevent him from testifying against his aristocratic clients.

In 1890, Henry Labouchere, a radical MP, claimed in parliament that the Prime Minister had arranged for Lord Arthur Somerset to escape. The MPs voted 204 to 66 not to have an investigation.

The press reports on the Cleveland Street Scandal led to pressure for a crackdown on certain types of sexual activity. In 1895 Oscar Wilde was put on trial.
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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Sex in UK primary schools; crime and cash obsessed youth; the culture of fear

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=642340

According to Linda Jones and Richard Garner in the UK's Independent newspaper, 29 May 2005, the sexual behaviour of pre-teen children is starting to copy that of teenagers.

Primary school children have sexual behaviour once associated with teenagers, according to parents and teachers.

Primary schools are complaining of playground sex games.

One mother spoke about how seven-year-old Alex asked a family guest for sex.

"Alex then tried to explain to this poor girl how 'sex' was done - all in very childish terms - stuff he had obviously picked up at school."

Recently it was reported that a 12 year-old in Derby had become pregnant.

More than 8,000 girls under 16 became pregnant in England and Wales in 2003, an increase of 2.5 per cent. Sexually transmitted diseases are at record levels among the young.

Alex's mother: "Children are being exposed to stuff I never dreamed possible. I wonder about how Alex will think about girls and women as he gets older, when they have a T-shirt on which says 'Babe' in big letters, at the age of eight.

"It's a no-win situation for schools. How can they stop the children talking about what they see every day? Computer games, DVDs, pop music, fashion, children's magazines, advertising and television programmes are all so obviously influenced by sex. They are being bombarded with images. You try explaining to an eight-year-old why everyone has FCUK on their T-shirts."

Letter to the Independent:

I became a supply teacher in the early 1990s after ceasing to be head of modern languages at an independent boys' school. The change of scene was terrifying! A boy kicked my car as I left school, and a group of boys stood in a circle round a girl in an English lesson pretending to have a "blow job". I was once given a German class of three pupils from year 11. Each had their own social worker and the mother of one used foul language in all her conversations with the school.

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http://www.sundayherald.com/50011

Sylvia Patterson reports in the UK's Sunday Herald :'Under a ‘scary’ hooded top is something even scarier. A wasted boy.'

Lee is 17 and wears a hoodie ... he likes cannabis, cocaine and petty crime... Lee is unemployed and wants to be a DJ in a hip hop group. “Everyone’s spending their money on drugs,” he says.

He makes money through petty crime; stealing mobile phones, cigarettes, lap-tops.

“I never intend to have a job, never,” he announces, “because I can’t work underneath someone. I’d have to be a boss. I can’t handle anyone telling me what to do, anyone.”

Lee's Mum has a heroin habit. Dad was gone when Lee was two.

"Parental absence in his friends, is the norm; whether through work, divorce, drugs, depression or disinterest."

"His male role models are the hip-hop “players” on MTV, the most crime ’n’ cash obsessed youth culture in history."

"Lee believes 'poverty' is the root of estate-life chaos. 'Society, politicians, the top, is to blame.'"

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2088-1632100,00.html

Simon Jenkins wrote in the UK's Sunday Times, 29 May 2005, that we have nothing to fear but the culture of fear itself.

In the UK, according to Jenkins:

1. the rate for under-16 (illegal) pregnancies has risen
2. the rate is five times that of the Netherlands. It is three times that of France and double Germany ’s.

Jenkins points out: "Not a day passes without some new “social control” descending on the British people. From ID cards to Asbos, from curfews to dispersal zones, from control orders to lie detectors to community service order uniforms..."

Jenkins makes some points about ID cards:

1. Facial recognition does not work because, according to the National Physical Laboratory, people’s faces keep changing every few months.

2. Even iris and fingerprint recognition is vulnerable to a 5% mistake rate.

3. The cards are not fraud proof.

Jenkins reminds us that bad behaviour is not new and that in Victorian times "smart dinner parties had to escort guests home and the Old Vic offered a bodyguard with each ticket."

Jenkins argues that in the rest of Europe there is less of a problem because:

1. Communities remain strong.

2. Central government has not dismantled the institutions of respect, such as schools and unions and parish councils, and disempowered those who lead them.

Blair has weakened local democracy.

Jenkins writes: "Destroy such community leadership and you can say goodbye to social control. You have a police state."

Blair wants his terror laws.

Jenkins writes that the people pressing for the terror laws are:

1.the government security services

2. the mostly American high-tech security firms.

Jenkins: "It is incredible that anyone still employs the American firm EDS, responsible for one Whitehall computer fiasco after another. Yet the defence ministry is about to give it a staggering £4 billion, having been sold on 'digitisation' by a passing snake-oil salesman. ID cards are to be run by the Passport Service, whose susceptibility to dud computer selling is notorious. The British government spends 40% more on IT than Germany or France. To learn how much of this is wasted you have only to read the computing press."

Jenkins reminds us that in 1961 Eisenhower warned us about 'military/industrial complex'.

Jenkins states that today we have a 'security/industrial complex' out to "exploit fear of terrorism and enrich itself at public expense."

Friday, May 27, 2005

It makes you blind?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4587191.stm

Dr Howard Pomeranz is co-author of a report on a condition known as nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). The report was published in the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology in April.

Dr Pomeranz said Viagra has "long been linked to sight problems".

America's Food and Drug Administration is investigating the report that some men using Viagra have experienced varying degrees of blindness

The type of blindness being examined can occur in men who are diabetic or have heart disease.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified 50 cases of the condition, nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION).

The FDA says it has as yet found no evidence that Viagra is to blame for the condition.

"We are in discussions with the FDA to update our language (on the drug label) to reflect these rare ocular events that have occurred," said Daniel Watts of Pfizer.

He said that men who took Viagra often already had those types of diseases that could cause blindness.

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PRODUCTS CONTAINING PHTHALATES

Toys
Medical equipment
Paints
Inks
Vinyl flooring
Hair sprays
Deodorants
Nail polish
Perfumes
Clingfilm
Shampoo

Research by a University of Rochester team, New York, has found that exposure to Phthalates is linked to a higher risk of genital abnormalities in baby boys.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4585603.stm

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Different cultures

Brazil:

28-year old actor Marcio Garcia dated 14-year old model Daniella Sarahyba for over a year.

13-year old Kelly Key dated 23-year old singer Latino. Later, she married him.

40-year old singer/composer Caetano Veloso had a relationship with 13-year old Paula Lavigne, and later married her.

In all these cases, the media was tolerant.

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'A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples' was produced by Bruce Rind Department of Psychology, Philip Tromovitch Graduate School of Education and Robert Bauserman Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Summary and Conclusion:

"Beliefs about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in American culture center on the viewpoint that CSA by nature is such a powerfully negative force that (a) it is likely to cause harm, (b) most children or adolescents who experience it will be affected, (c) this harm will typically be severe or intense, and (d) CSA will have an equivalently negative impact on both boys and girls...

"Results of the present review do not support these assumed properties; CSA does not cause intense harm on a pervasive basis regardless of gender in the college population. The finding that college samples closely parallel national samples with regard to prevalence of CSA, types of experiences, self-perceived effects, and CSA-symptom relations strengthens the conclusion that CSA is not a propertied phenomenon and supports Constantine's (1981) conclusion that CSA has no inbuilt or inevitable outcome or set of emotional reactions.

"An important reason why the assumed properties of CSA failed to withstand empirical scrutiny in the current review is that the construct of CSA, as commonly conceptualized by researchers, is of questionable scientific validity. Overinclusive definitions of abuse that encompass both willing sexual experiences accompanied by positive reactions and coerced sexual experiences with negative reactions produce poor predictive validity. To achieve better scientific validity, a more thoughtful approach is needed by researchers when labeling and categorizing events that have heretofore been defined sociolegally as CSA ( Fishman, 1991 ; Kilpatrick, 1987 ; Okami, 1994 ; Rind & Bauserman, 1993 )."

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/brazil/story/0,12462,1258071,00.html

On July 10, 2004, The Guardian reported that an investigation in Brazil into child sex abuse has named politicians, judges, priests and business leaders among 200 people who may face criminal prosecutions.

Some cases involve abuse against babies.

The UN estimates that there could be as many as 500,000 Brazilian child victims of sexual abuse.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/979854FF-D028-4958-A7CE-FBDEAFC0C288.htm

"It's just that I want to tell you the truth: this thing of minors, everyone knows that it's the minors, right?" asks 17-year-old Helena, a prostitute since she was 13.

"Mainly the clients, these society people, politicians ... And doing a trick because these are good people, you know, this is what they want, the minors, the new ones, the beautiful ones. And they aren't here, no, for emotional reasons.

"It was humiliating. When I tried to go out, I felt dirty, my body and my soul. I've already tried suicide because I can't stand it any longer," she says....

"It is clear that in certain areas, sexual exploitation is connected with poverty," says Senator Patricia Saboya, who is the president of the parliamentary inquiry.

One witness said: "I've seen girls prostitute themselves for a plate of food or for R$1.99 (66 cents). A girl told me: 'At the end of the day, who doesn't want a bag, clothes or a chic pair of shoes?' to justify her prostitution.

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http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/PA_NEWA6962441116797667A000001?source=PA%20Feed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4572219.stm

UNITED KINGDOM : 23 May 2005

Three sisters had babies when they were aged 12, 14 and 16.

Two of the babies' fathers reportedly have no contact with their children and contribute nothing towards their upkeep.

Youngest daughter Jemma had sex with her teenage boyfriend.

Natasha 'is in a secret relationship with the baby's 38-year-old Asian father'.

The girl's mother is a double divorcee. She said the girls were too young and had ruined their lives.

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http://www.ageofconsent.com/ageofconsent.htm

Ages of consent for male-female relationships:

Brazil 14

(Brazilian law says sexual intercourse with a virgin between the ages of 14 and 18 by taking advantage of either her "inexperience or her confidence" is a crime. To corrupt a person between the ages of 14 and 18 by engaging in sexual acts is a crime.)

Chile 12
Mexico 12
Paraguay 12

Korea 13
Spain 13

Croatia 14
Estonia 14
Hungary 14
Iceland 14
Italy 14
Peru 14
Puerto Rica 14
Romania 14

Britain 16
Cyprus 17
Dominican Republic 18
Egypt 18
Guatemala 18
Arizona 18
California 18
Tunisia 2o

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Some Pitcairn islanders have claimed that having sex with young teenage girls is an acceptable part of their Polynesian-influenced culture.

Five Pitcairn Island men, including the island's mayor, were convicted, in October 2004, on multiple sexual abuse charges, including rape and indecent assault of girls as young as 12. A sixth man pleaded guilty and a seventh was cleared of the charges. The court rejected arguments that consensual underage sex was part of the British colony's tradition.

Some women have defended the men - saying that no harm was done, and this is their culture. Others have welcomed the news of the convictions. The problem for the island is its viability as a community - with so many men facing prison - and only 47 adults on the island.

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http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=55&ArticleID=1010914

28 April 2005

The Royal College of Nursing's annual congress in Harrogate heard about Britain's youngsters.

School nurses reported a rising tide of sexual health, binge drinking and drug problems among children.

Liz Allan, chairman of the School Nurses Forum, said some children were pressurised by a gang culture into providing sexual favours.

Steve Jamieson, a sexual health adviser to the Royal College of Nursing, spoke of a 14-year-old boy who was diagnosed with HIV. The boy was shocked to realise that someone so young could be diagnosed with HIV.

Sexual health adviser, Kathy French, said: "If you look at the soaps or in magazines, everyone is having sex. "

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http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=84&art_id=qw1116760683531B232

Swaziland has the highest HIV infection rate in the world. Around 40 percent of adults have the disease and more than half of 19 to 30-year-olds are infected.

In Swaziland, the absolute monarch chooses a new bare-breasted maiden to wed each year.

"I think the king could do more to set an example for men in this country," said Alan Brody, the Swaziland head of United Nations' children's agency Unicef.

Both King Mswati and his government urge people to defer sex until marriage and to use condoms.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Nehru - India's former leader.

http://www.dalitstan.org/journal/brahman/bra001/brah0111.html

The Indian Express, 5 February 1997, has an item on Prof Stanley Wolpert's biography of Nehru entitled 'Nehru: A Tryst With Destiny'.

Nehru's biographer has revealed that Nehru may have had 'gay tendencies'.

Prof Wolpert said his conclusions were based on "interviews with a lot of people and my own discussions with Nehru".

Wolpert implies that Nehru had homosexual encounters during his early years in Allahabad, and later at Harrow and Cambridge.

Wolpert describes occasions when Nehru dressed in drag:

"Wearing his wig, made up with lipstick, powder and eye shadow, his body draped in silks and satins, Jawahar most willingly offered himself up night after night to those endless rehearsals for the Gaekwar's At Home as a beautiful young girl, holding out her jug of wine and loaf seductively to her poet lover, Omar."

Wolpert says Nehru's first 'attachment' was with his young French teacher, Ferdinand Brooks.

Brooks was a disciple and lover of Charles Webster Leadbeater, 'who was accused of pederasty on several continents'. Leadbeater 'advocated mutual masturbation among young boys'.

Wolpert points out that Nehru was a fan of Oscar Wilde.

Nehru was a friend of Lord Mountbatten.

Yin and yang?

http://www.rickross.com/reference/loc/loc12.html

According to an article in the Hartford Courant by Gerald Renner and Jason Berry, 23 Feb 1997, the head of a worldwide Catholic order, the Legionaries of Christ, has been accused of child abuse.

Nine men, including a professor and a lawyer, have accused the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, of molesting them in Spain and Italy during the 1940s, '50s and '60s.

Maciel is based in Rome and travels often to Mexico.

Maciel started his religious order in 1941, when he was a 20-year-old theology student and took charge of the schooling of a group of boys who were 12 and 13 years old.

In recruiting boys, former Legionaries interviewed claimed Maciel had an obsession with light-haired, fair-skinned youth.

Former Legionaries say they were taught that women were temptresses and masturbation a mortal sin.

The boys were told that if they left the Legion, their souls would go to hell.

The boys watched films celebrating Franco.

To ward off sexual thoughts, the boys were reportedly given a leather strap studded with chain hooks to wrap around their thighs.

Allegedly Maciel told one boy that he needed a sample of his semen to send to a famous doctor. Allegedly Maciel fondled the boy to orgasm.

One witness alleged that on one occasion Maciel was moaning with pain. "He told me to put my hand on his stomach and start massaging, to go lower and lower."

One witness said that when he resisted Maciel's attempts at anal penetration, Maciel summoned another boy.

One witness claimed Maciel would bring him and another boy together in bed for mutual masturbation.

"Fundamentally, Maciel's case is one of a divided personality,'' said one witness.

Mountbatten, Oldfield, Kitchener, Haig...

Http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com/2005_01_30_1169andcounting_archive.html

A quote from 1169andcounting.blogspot:

"Mountbatten was particularly attracted to boys in their early teens ; it was this characteristic which made him especially vulnerable to the IRA , because he needed to slip away from his personal bodyguards to keep dates with such boys , some of whom came in contact with IRA men."

http://www.petertatchell.net/direct%20action/art%20of%20activism.htm

According to Peter Tatchell: "Four of Britain's best known military chiefs - Admiral Mountbatten and Field Marshalls Kitchener, Haig and Montgomery - were posthumously outed."

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Http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com/2005_01_30_1169andcounting_archive.html

A quote from 1169andcounting.blogspot:

"The former British Secret Service Chief , 'Sir' Maurice Oldfield ... was appointed ' Ulster (sic) Security Co-Ordinator ' by Margaret Thatcher in the wake of the Mountbatten assassination . 'Sir' Maurice also slipped away from his 'personal protection detail' - a team of handpicked , plain-clothes British 'Royal' Military Policemen - on various occasions while he was living in Stormont House , beside Stormont Castle in Belfast . But a plan by the IRA to kill him during one such expedition into County Down failed when he was unexpectedly moved back to London .

http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/bioo1/oldf1.html

In 1973, Maurice Oldfield became Director-General of MI6. He held the post under Edward Heath, Harold Wilson and James Callaghan before retiring in 1978.

In 1979 the new prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, asked Oldfield to coordinate security and intelligence in Northern Ireland.

He left this post in 1980 after his positive vetting clearance was withdrawn. Apparently this was because he admitted that "from time to time engaged in homosexual activities."

He was reputedly the model for John le Carré's fictional character George Smiley.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Elvis Presley

http://slate.msn.com/id/2064010/

Elvis was gay or bisexual?

According to the book by David Bret, Col. Tom Parker had a 'Svengali-like grip over Elvis' because he continually threatened to reveal that 'Elvis romanced the young actor Nick Adams'.

According to Bret, "Elvis' sexual experimentation began with a 'teenage crush' on movie star James Dean that grew into an obsession."

Elvis is said to have seen the film 'Rebel Without a Cause' 44 times and is said to have had an affair with Adams, who appeared in the film.

Parker reportedly "found himself shelling out substantial amounts of hush money to people who wanted to 'out' his star."

'Elvis: The Hollywood Years', by David Bret

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http://www.answers.com/topic/david-bret

Elvis's stepmother was Dee Presley. In her book 'The Intimate Life and Death of Elvis' she says that Elvis had sexual encounters with men and that he had an affair with Nick Adams.

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http://psychcentral.com/mwiki/index.php/Elvis_Presley

"Judy Spreckels, who was like a sister to Elvis, a companion, confidante and keeper of secrets in the early days of his career, remembers going out with Elvis and his friend Nick Adams."

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http://www.topsynergy.com/famous/Elvis_Presley.asp

On May 1, 1967 Elvis married Priscilla Anne Beaulieu. 'Their wedding night was the first—and only—time they were intimate'.

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http://www.weekender.co.jp/new/021206/behind_the_scenes-021206.html

Nick Adams

In Hollywood Gays, author Boze Hadleigh writes that the diminutive yet reputedly well-hung actor may have "hustled while looking for acting jobs in the 1950s."

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Malcolm X

Bruce Perry wrote the biography, 'Malcolm: The Life of a Man Who Changed Black America', 1991. Perry interviewed the closest boyhood and adult friends of Malcolm X, a leader of Nation of Islam. Perry suggested that Malcolm X may have had gay and bisexual tastes.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1486997,00.html

Peter Tatchell, in the Guardian, 19 May 2005, wrote about Malcolm X.

Malcolm joined the Muslim Nation of Islam in 1949, 'attracted by its teaching that Allah would deliver black people from white bondage'.

By the 1960s, Malcolm was America's leading spokesperson for black consciousness, pride and self-help.

Perry's book describes Malcolm X's 'many gay experiences'.

Tatchell writes that Malcolm's 'masculine insecurities and ambivalence towards women fit the archetype of a repressed gay man and point to latent homosexuality.... while working as a male prostitute, he took a more hands-on role in sex, especially with Lennon.

Malcolm X married and had children. He accepted the Nation of Islam's 'puritanical' sexual morality.

Tatchell writes: 'There is not a single world-famous black person who is openly gay. Young black lesbians and gays need role models. Who better than Malcolm X, one of the inspirations of my activism and one of the great modern heroes of black liberation?'

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http://www.lehigh.edu/~ineng/jace/jace-histcontext.html

Malcolm X had spent time in prison, from 1946-52. It was in prison that Malcolm was introduced to the Nation of Islam, whose leader was Elijah Muhammad.

"Malcolm's faith was dealt a crushing blow at the height of the civil rights movement in 1963. He learned that Elijah Muhammad was secretly having sexual relations with as many as six women in the Nation of Islam, some of which had resulted in children."

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Malta

When one wanted to arrive at the incomparable, the fabulous, the like nothing-else-in-the-world, where was it one went?

Back in time to that smouldering treasure island of dark intrigue, cheap wine, overcrowded churches and lyrical youth. Back to Malta!

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Malta used to be (twenty years ago) a quaint little island, the unique selling point of which was friendliness.

Now Malta has become a trifle less friendly.

But, go into a Labour Party club; and start talking.

"What do you think of that escape from the jail?" I asked the burly worker at the bar, who was drinking a Cisk beer.

"It's the Nationalist Party I blame," he said.

"Why's that?"

"Crime's gone up since they came in."

"Are you suggesting corruption?"

"Read a book called IL-HBIEB TAL-HBIEB by Glen Bedingfield. It's about the connections between drug smugglers and the relatives of certain politicians. Look at some of these PN people. Nice cars and big villas. How come a drug trafficker and attempted murderer gets a pardon and walks free?"

"Don't know. What about the Church?"

"The Nationalists mix religion and politics. Which is wrong."

"You're anti-clerical? Not keen on the influence of the Church?"

"That's right."

"The Church is against divorce, abortion, and so on."

"But doesn't the Church defend against wicked Western ways? Drugs and so on?"

Friendly? We got on like a flat roofed house on fire.

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Go into a Nationalist Party Club.

"What do you think of the General Workers Union?" I asked the middle class businessman at the bar.

"It's like Britain before Thatcher," he said. "The GWU are resisting necessary change."

"Change?" I asked.

"We need the European Community. To get the investment and the jobs. We need to upgrade everything. Eddie supported change. Sant only wanted to put up taxes."

Friendly? He invited me to his house.

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The BEST thing about any holiday to Malta is meeting the Maltese.

Invite yourself into one of their homes.

In Rose Marie's home, in a tenement in the dark back streets of Marsa, I supped Hopleaf, admired the plastic flowers and the photos of the Liverpool team, and chatted to the family.

The water had been cut off for several days and so washing the baby was a problem.

The baby had been to London for treatment for a heart condition.

Rose Marie was a sweet Maltese girl.

Rose Marie's family took me to their wooden hut in a dark fishing harbour beneath some cliffs. By the light of an oil lamp we dined off pesce spada and local wine.

"One of my brothers distrusts the Labour Party," said Rose Marie, "and the other distrusts all priests."

"All the money is in Swiss bank accounts," said one brother.....

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In a gloomy flat in dockland I visited an elderly gent called Joseph, a heavy character who claims he once helped to break into the headquarters of a certain political party.

Joseph told tales of alleged murders committed by supporters of one party.

"I will always support Labour," said Joseph, who was sitting on an old iron bed beneath a picture of Christ.

Over thirty years ago, Joseph's Labour comrades suggested he was gay.

A nervous breakdown was followed by shock treatment and strong drugs.

Joseph was out of work and sick for twenty years.....

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Did you read about the high-up clergy man and the catamite?

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The landscape (apart from Valletta) is not necessarily world class. It is not in the same league as Capri or Amalfi in nearby Southern Italy.

But, Valletta and the Three Cities are rather special. I know of nowhere else in the world to compare with the Grand Harbour in terms of harbours. Rio de Janeiro? Monte Carlo?

Then there are the walks and cycle rides along bosky lanes in Spring : poppies, geraniums, anemones, meadow saffron, tamarisks, wild orchids, narcissus... and then a glass of Maltese wine in a little bar called 'England Forever.'

There are dreamlike waterfronts, medieval hill top towns, giant red and golden flags, tall cacti....

There are cafes and bars hidden down back streets in remote villages; and there you may find antique juke boxes and cute Catanian girls playing pool.

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The hotels are often scruffy (although some have been updated). But, they are cheap! I don't recommend Bugibba as a place to stay, unless you like Margate.

You might like to try one of Valetta's hotels, such as THE OSBORNE.

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FOOD

1. Try Borda's bar in Birzebugia. Giant freshly caught Lampuka and a bottle of Special Reserve.

2. At Dingli, up among the winswept stone walls and the windpumps, I met a jolly Maltese family, the grinning Galeas.

In their garden was a hutch containing cute furry pet rabbits.

The Galea children were most proud of these rabbits with their shining eyes.

I was invited to dinner.

While listening to bawdy folk music on a record player, we dined on farm wine and stew.

I noted that the youngest child was a vegetarian.

I supposed we had just eaten one of his pets.

3. The CASTILLE in Castille Square in Valletta has a wonderfully old-fashioned restaurant with interesting views.

4. Malata, opposite the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta, is favoured by politicians. Try the ravioli. Few tourists.

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The beaches tend to be covered in litter. But, there are some super beaches on Gozo.

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AIR MALTA is excellent! Much better than flights by BA.

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Malta has some of the fattest people in the world.

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The bus drivers are the rudest in the world and can ruin anyone's day.

But, you can walk most places, or hire a bike.

If you must take a bus, the main bus station is at the gates of Valletta.

Some of the buses look glorious old things and are well maintained.

But try the number 11, and see if you notice the grafitti and litter and exhaust fumes.

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The Maltese were lucky enough to get rid of the British/Nato bases, which makes them less of a target.

To make up for the loss of the British naval base, Malta has developed industry and tourism.

Industry contributes 40% of the GDP and employs 27% of the workforce.

Industry includes Malta Drydocks, Malta Shipbuilding, the container terminal at Marsaxlokk/Birzebuggia, textiles, leatherworking...

Wages tend to be low, but so are prices, and the GWU and Labour have tried hard to ensure a comfortable standard of living for workers.

Tourism brings in about 40% of Malta's national income.

Agriculture is hindered by lack of soil and water. But there is production, part of the year, of tomatoes, cabbages, onions, strawberries, cut flowers, potatoes, vines....

The biggest landowner is the Church.

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Drugs, murder and rape have come to Malta.

And nastiness on imported TV.

Malta is becoming grumpy like Italy and Britain. But, Malta's still one of the safest places in Europe!

% of the population who are victims of crime in one year (International Crime Victims Survey 1995)

Austria 18%

Belgium 19%

Finland 18%

USA 24%

Malta 23%

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It is not unknown to come across islanders, old and young, who will be abusive to tourists.

On my last visit a number of tourists commented on their shock at the lack of manners of some of the islanders.

It can be a bad-tempered little place with frequent strikes.

BUT, there are still some nice people who will go out of their way to give directions to lost visitors.

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Religion is on the decline. Sadly.

But, the churches still get crowded with people of all ages.

The youthful choirs are lyrical!

And, there are still some interesting religious festivals.

Go to GHAXAQ on Festa night, when all the little hobbity creatures with their white faces and bent backs, and all the beautiful girls in their best dresses, pack the square in front of the baroque church.

It grows dark.

Suddenly she appears.

Mary! Cheers are followed by wild clapping and singing; and deafening fireworks as the statue progresses through the narrow streets.

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LEAD POLLUTION

Coal fired power stations and the exhausts from buses and cars have meant lots of lead in the air and the soil. The concentration of lead in the blood of the Maltese is three times higher than in the blood of the Swedes. But, if you come from London or Athens or Los Angeles, you won't notice the difference.

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DAVID BECKHAM

The excellent travel.telegraph.co.uk has an article by David Sandhu from which I quote: "Compared to, say, Sardinia or Corsica, there isn't much glamour in Malta: it's cheap, mass market....even in the relatively upmarket resorts such as St Julians, the beaches are unimpressive, the luxury hotels rather impersonal.

"You certainly wouldn't go for the nightlife - Valletta shuts down after dark and Paceville (patchy-ville)...lives up to its pronunciation. It's little wonder that the local press is feverishly speculating about whether David Beckham is about to follow his fellow Manchester United team mate, Pil Neville, in buying one of the new luxury penthouses at Portomaso, near St Julians...."

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MALTESE BIRDS

The Maltese love to shoot birds. Or, put them in cages.

My friend Angelo showed me his pigeons which fly regularly from Sicily and win lots of cups which are displayed in a room full of marble and copies of French Rococo paintings.

Angelo's son goes to a private school, but he votes Labour.

"Didn't Labour used to be best friends with North Korea and Libya?" I asked.

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Maltese girls?

There are no nude beaches, according to Baedeker.

In fact toplessness is frowned upon.

But, actually there are places.... If you want to see nude cherubs, look up at the ceilings in the churches.

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My advice would be to give Malta a try.

Murder of American kids

The Jackson State Murders, May 14, 1970

Four Kent State University students were murdered by Ohio National Guardsmen during antiwar demonstrations at the school thirty-five years ago.

Two young people were murdered ten days later at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Jackson State University was holding protests against the April 30, 1970 US invasion of Cambodia.

Over 200 college and university campuses closed in the days following the invasion and murders because of anti-war protests and a growing student strike.

The strike spread to high schools and military bases.

At Jackson State University, the police moved in, but were met by a barrage of rocks. The police opened fire. Two young men were killed.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Police fears for hundreds of children missing in London

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3195926.stm

The headless and limbless body of a boy, called Adam by Scotland Yard officers, was found in the river Thames near Tower Bridge in London in September 2001.

He is thought to have been the victim of a ritual killing.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4541603.stm

Police say they are unable to trace hundreds of black African boys who have gone missing from London schools.

The police fear that thousands of children could disappear from schools in the capital every year.

The boy - called Adam by police - is thought to have been the victim of a ritual killing after being brought to London from Nigeria.

Detective Chief Inspector Will O'Reilly revealed 300 black boys of a similar age to Adam had not reported back to school in the three months before his death.

Mr O'Reilly told BBC Radio Four's Today programme: "From the June to the September, 300 young boys between four and seven - and only between those age groups - didn't return to school and are really lost into the system."

Officers say several thousand boys and girls of all ages could go missing in the capital every year.

Author and journalist Yinka Sunmonu said that children "are being trafficked, they are being emotionally abused, there are incidences of domestic slavery, there is physical abuse, sexual abuse.".

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http://www.endchildexploitation.org.uk/issue_child_trafficking.asp

The UN believes that the number of children trafficked annually, internally and externally, is around 1.2 million.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2009876.stm

Police investigating the suspected ritual killing of Adam, whose torso was found in the Thames, believe such murders could be "pushing double figures" across Europe.

Police in South Africa have estimated that hundreds of children may have been killed by witchdoctors.

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http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501020729-322673,00.html

200 years ago, a boy was killed every day at a Kali temple in Calcutta,

In secret ceremonies, the practice lives on.

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Belfast Telegraph: 05 September 2003

POLICE consider that witchcraft may have been a motive for Northern Ireland's most gruesome child murder, that of 10-year-old Brian McDermott.

Brian disappeared from a playground in Ormeau Park, south Belfast, on Sunday, September 2, 1973. His badly mutilated torso and arm were recovered from the River Lagan a week later.

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http://rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/

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http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050512/news_1n12atlanta.html

Atlanta: the question of who killed as many as 30 black children and young men from 1979 to 1981 has lingered for years.

Manchester United and Jewish influence in sport

Malcolm Glazer, who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Jewish.

Glazer has now won control of Manchester United, sparking outrage among fans.

http://www.jewishtribalreview.org/sports.htm

Jewish Tribal Review has an article on Jewish influence in the sports business. Some quotes:

"All the heads of the 4 major American sports professional organizations are Jewish."

"By the early 1980s Jewish individuals owned or controlled a huge number of professional baseball, basketball, football, hockey and other sports teams."

"Some of these sports moguls have questionable pasts, having been linked (though never convicted of anything) with characters in the criminal underworld."

"Eventually, Jewish gangsters like Meyer Lansky, Dutch Schultz, Waxey Gordon, Bugsy Siegel, Arnold Rothstein, and Lepke Buchalter helped move the criminal underworld into boxing."

"The world of sports betting and gambling has long been largely Jewish as well, influenced in many spheres by the Jewish criminal underworld..."

"Jews from around the world are buying up Great Britain's sports teams."

JTR Contributor's comment: "the wealthiest sports franschise in the world is Manchester United Football [soccer] Club."

"The billionaire Russian Jew, Roman Abramovitz, ... recently purchased for around 140 million pounds another wealthy English based football club, Chelsea...

"The ... interesting thing is, of course, the increasing number of Jewish owners or CEOs in English football.... There is also David Levy, who is CEO at Tottemham FC, which was ranked the 16th richest football club in the world in 2001, with an annual income of around 108.5 million US. David Dein of Arsenal, which was ranked 10th in the world in the same year (151.9 million US). Then there was former Charman of Manchester City club, David Berstein, which although not in the top 20 of world football clubs, is a fairly well supporter team in England (definitely in the top 20 in terms of wealth)."

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Hitler died in 1960?


Photo taken from: http://barilochenazi.com.ar/contacto.htm

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Under Operation Paperclip the US and British governments helped many Nazis to escape from Germany.

In Moscow there is a skull fragment which is supposed to be Hitler's.

It has been asserted that DNA and dental evidence proves that Hitler died in 1945 in Berlin.

http://www.rense.com/general54/1960.htm

http://www.coverups.com/hitler/visitors.htm

Abel Basti, an Argentinian journalist, is the author of 'Bariloche Nazi'. Basti claims Hitler escaped to San Carlos de Bariloche, in Patagonia, in Argentina, and died in 1960.

According to Basti, Hitler reached South America by submarine on July 28, 1945.

The official story is that Hitler committed suicide in his bunker on April 30, 1945.

In 1978, Basti went to work as a forest ranger in Bariloche. Basti was interested in the extradition to Italy of Nazi captain Erich Priebke in 1995. Priebke was detained in Bariloche. -

According to Basti, traces of Hitler's presence in southern Argentina gradually emerge.

Basti claims to have eyewitness accounts from qualified people who were with Hitler in Argentina. Basti reports FBI, British Intelligence, and Argentinean Navy documents discussing the presence of Nazi subs in the South Atlantic in July and August 1945.

The first official reports, in 1945, talk of an escape.

When the Red Army entered the bunker, Stalin asked for confirmation of Hitler's death and the general in charge reportedly said that he could not give confirmation as there was no body.

According to Basti: "In 1950, two sailors from the Graf Spee, a German vessel sunk by its own crew on the River Plate, said that they received at least two submarines in Patagonia on July 28, 1945."

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http://www.crystalinks.com/aldebaran.html

In his book, Basti reproduces documents, affidavits, photographs and blueprints concerning the sites that sheltered Hitler, Martin Bormann, Joseph Mengele and Adolf Eichmann.

Basti states that 'The only 'official' story is the report made by General Zhukov, commander of the Soviet armies that occupied Berlin. Zhukov reportedly stated that Hitler and several Nazi leaders had escaped, presumably to Spain or the Americas. "This is what Stalin advised the U.S. government," says Basti.

Basti's book has a photo of the Incalco Ranch, located in Villa la Angostura on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Bariloche. This was where Hitler allegedly lived.

The ranch is hidden by a pine forest and can only be reached by boat or hydroplane.

The ranch belonged to one of the most trusted aides of Peron, who was president of Argentina from 1946 to 1955.

Basti refers to Peron's secretary Rudolph Fraude, son of a German millionaire. Fraude allegedly looked after former Nazis in Argentina, among them Eichmann, who was captured in 1960 outside Buenos Aires by Israeli commandos.

Basti claims that Hitler also lived at Hacienda San Ramon, 10 kilometers east of Bariloche, which belonged at the time to the German principality of Schaumberg-Lippe.

Basti emphasises the 'vital assistance' offered by Peron's government at the time 'to admit the Fuhrer's henchmen into that country.'

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Photos: http://barilochenazi.com.ar/english/index.html
http://barilochenazi.com.ar/english/introduction.htm

Hitler in Argentina

http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=3967

Article on the KGB destruction of Hitler's remains
http://new.mn.ru/english/issue.php?2003-22-9

BBC article on the public display of Hitler's skull fragment
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/725537.stm

Washinton Post article on the death of Hitler
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/deathofhitler.htm

History bookshop account of Hitler's death
http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:H-KdgwGF-S0J:www.historybookshop.com/articles/people/politicians-courtiers/hitler-death.asp+%22Hitler%27s+death%22+Stalin+&hl=en

The World was Lied to about Hitler's Death
http://www.blackraiser.com/nredoubt/identity.htm

The OMEGA File - HITLER ESCAPED!
http://www.think-aboutit.com/Omega/files/omega18.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Aberdeen South - election fraud?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/scotland/4516669.stm

UK ELECTION FRAUD

In the marginal constituency of Aberdeen South, an investigation has begun into postal voting.

Deputy returning officer Crawford Langley is worried about the number of people asking for postal votes when council records show they had already been issued.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

According to Christopher Wilson's book, "Dancing with the Devil, The Windsors and Jimmy Donahue", Oxford students linked Prince Edward romantically with his tutor Henry Peter Hansel.

By 1935, Prince Edward was friends with Wallis Simpson.

The Duke allegedly allowed the Duchess to play dominatrix.

Papers released by the Public Records Office reveal that in 1935 Wallis Simpson was also having a relationship with a car salesman called Guy Trundle.

Prince Edward became King of England in 1936 but then abdicated because of his love for Wallis Simpson.

According to Wilson, Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, was a man.

Dr John Randall, consultant psychiatrist at the Charing Cross hospital in London, reportedly told Michael Bloch, the Duchess’s bigrapher, that Wallis Simpson had androgen insensitivity syndrome, a hormonal irregularity that causes a genetically male body to develop as a woman, although without fully developed sex organs.

Wilson writes about the Duchess, the Duke and their relationship with the Woolworth heir Jimmy Donahue, "a gay playboy twenty years her junior." Donahue reportedly helped the Windsors financially.

Donahue was ‘a school dropout who enjoyed playing expensive practical jokes’, including dressing as a nun.

Donahue was an ‘intimate’ friend of Francis Spellman, New York's allegedly gay Cardinal Archbishop.

According to Charles Higham’s book "Trading With The Enemy": In the early stages of World War II, the Duke of Windsor had a secret meeting in the Hotel Meurice in Paris with Rudolf Hess, Martin Bormann and Errol Flynn. The Duke of Windsor reportedly promised to help Hess contact the Duke of Hamilton, which "finally led to Hess’s dramatic landing on the Hamilton Estate in 1941."

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Kaiser Wilhelm II, Prince Eulenberg and Friedrich Krupp

Scandal erupted in Germany in1907. Various top people in the military and in the royal court were named as homosexuals. The Kaiser's intimate friend, Prince Philip von Eulenberg, was put on trial. A journalist called Harden claimed to have hard evidence of the Kaiser’s homosexuality.

During Kaiser Wilhelm's annual hunt in the Black Forest, the chief of the Military Directorate died of a heart attack ‘while performing for the assembled guests in a tutu’. Soon after the Kaiser suffered a nervous breakdown.

Professor John C. G.-Rohl "The Kaiser and his Court, Wilhelm II and the Government of Germany",1966, described the Kaiser’s interest in men, particularly soldiers.

Rohl comments: "It is indeed disturbing to reflect that the generals who took Germany and Europe into the Armageddon of 1914 not infrequently owed their career to the Kaiser's admiration for their height and good looks in their splendid uniforms."

Various conspiracy theories surround the Kaiser and Germany. The Kaiser believed in a international conspiracy of Jewish capitalists and communists, the Golden International. He blamed the First World War on an international conspiracy of Jewish freemasons

Rohl suspects that Germany may have been behind Franz Ferdinand's assassination at Sarajevo in 1914.

One of the Kaiser’s friends was Friedrich Krupp, owner of the steel and weapons business.

Krupp liked young boys and spent a lot of time on Capri.

In 1902, Italian newspapers threatened to expose Krupp as a homosexual. Stories of orgies on Capri reached Germany. Krupp's wife was put into a mental asylum. An article entitled "Krupp in Capri" spilled the beans. Krupp requested a meeting with his friend, Kaiser Wilhelm.

On the day he was to meet the emperor, November 22, 1902, Krupp was found dead in his home. The circumstances of his death remain a mystery.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Michio Kaku and parallel universes

http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/profile/story/0,11109,1419423,00.html

Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat professor of theoretical physics at the City University in New York.

Kaku believes it is possible that there are parallel universes.

Kaku believes they could be here, right now, in your living room.

There could be a universe in which Elvis Presley never died and in which Hitler was never born.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/spacechat/livechat/michio_kaku.shtml?focuswin

Dr Michio Kaku: There are many kinds of parallel universe. If we speak of quantum parallel universe then there may be resemblance to our Universe, except with one quantum difference. For example, if a cosmic ray went through Hitler's mother's womb and Hitler was never born, we could be one quantum event away from a parallel universe without World War 2. However, if the parallel universe is in another dimension then the laws of Physics themselves will change and atoms maybe unstable. And two kinds of matter exist - in those universes, Physics may look entirely different from our own.

Dr Michio Kaku: The amount of energy necessary to create a bubbled universe is zero. Matter has positive energy, but gravity has negative energy. The sum of the two might be zero. This means that bubbled universes can be created all the time. So the Universe is for free.

Varieties of sex

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Ariolimax_columbianus.html

Like most slugs, the Banana Slug is hermaphroditic. Each slug has both male and female reproductive organs. Although they are capable of self fertilization, they more often cross mate. When a slug is ready to mate, it leaves behind a chemical in its slime to signal potential mates. Before mating, the slugs will eat each others slime. Mating usually occurs at night. The slugs exchange sperm that fertilize the eggs internally. The Banana Slug gnaws off its penis when disengaging from sex.

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Thalassoma_bifasciatum.html

Bluehead wrasses are common to the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. This fish species exhibits protogyny (females are capable of becoming males).

http://www.drtatiana.com/critics/salon_dot_com.shtml

Button beetles can and often do mate with their own brothers or sisters when they've only just hatched.

The female button beetle lays a small clutch of unfertilized eggs which develop into males. She mates with the first to hatch and then eats him and his brothers before laying a large brood of daughters - and perhaps one or two more sons for her girls to mate with. These creatures are known to infest buttons on clothing.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Morocco

http://www.inoohr.org/morocco.htm

Homosexuality is against the law in Morocco, 'but this does not stop the rampant practice by the locals', according to inoohr.org. Arrests only occur when Western Tourists are involved.

Dutch national television news' NOS-Journaal reported that, according to the Dutch newspaper De Gay Krant, the king of Morocco, Sidi Moulay Mohammed (Mohammed VI), is gay.

Mohammed, 36, went to college in Brussels, Belgium, and regularly hung out in gay bars there, De Gay Krant said.

And his homosexuality is "common knowledge" in Moroccan intellectual circles, Marrakech resident Tony Flavel told the newspaper.

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If the King of Morocco is bisexual, that probably makes him no different from many other world leaders, and probably no different from from most of his Morocan subjects.

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According to the experts, Moroccans like spending time with a single friend of the same sex. Same sex friendships are very important for Moroccans all through their lives. There are few limits to intimacy in same sex friendships.Moroccans 'usually marry out of a sense of duty.'

According to 'Culture Shock- Morocco' by Orin Hargraves (Kuperard), "Homosexual relations among boys and young men are common."

"Pederasty is exceedingly prevalent" wrote Edward Westermack in "Ritual and Belief in Morocco."

In Morocco, homosexual sex by tourists is heavily punished; and sex with minors is very heavily punished with long jail sentences.

In any case, tourists are not loved by the average Moroccan who sees the tourist as an alien.

The hotel, the Gazelle D'or, at around £600 a night, is rather special. Visitors have allegedly included Michael Portillo, Jacques Chirac, Fergie, Rory Bremner, Mick Jagger, hosts of pop stars, statesmen, politicians, personalities, and 'the world's wealthiest closet Queens.'

According to Scallywag magazine, "As far as Westminster is concerned, the Gazelle D'or was first "discovered" by the notorious gay MP Sir Charles "Charley" Irving who died from aids in 1993. Irving, who chaired the Commons catering Committee, was famous for his private parties in the Pugin room in Westminster where he outrageously flirted with the male members of staff. Many of the 100-plus gay Tory MP's who inhabit "The Palace", often furtively, were fellow guests........ The REAL attraction of the Gazelle D'or is not just the exclusivity, or the fabulous luxury. It is, quite simply, that they boast one of the most superlative men-only Turkish baths, Sauna and Massage Parlour in the world, manned by hand-picked and specially trained swarthy Berbers who are most willing to accommodate every whim of their customers. The whole concept of the place is designed to be a veritable paradise for gays."

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1474640,00.html

According to Ian Black, in the Guardian 2 May 2005, King Mohammed has liberalised the Moroccan economy, encouraged multi-party democracy, launched anti-poverty campaigns, eased restrictions on Islamists and promoted women's rights.

Black explains that Morocco still has high unemployment and great poverty in its shanty towns.

(Morocco has been seen by some as being a corrupt police state. Morocco is regarded as being a key ally of the USA and France. It has taken a moderate line towards Israel.)

The Madrid train bombings and the Casablanca attacks allowed the Moroccan military to have a crackdown on Islamists (who had proved increasingly popular in elections, due to the poverty and corruption).

According to the watchdog Reporters Without Borders, the Media is punished if it exposes corrupt officials, including some allegedly involved in sex tourism.

Morocco has a 'The truth and reconciliation commission' investigating the secret prisons, disappearances and torture that happened during the reign of Mohammed's father, King Hassan.

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http://www.inoohr.org/morocco.htm

"The police and the armed forces would prefer Mohammed's younger straight brother, Moulay Rashid."

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Some suspect that elements of the security services of a certain nation were behind the Casablanca bombs.