August 14, 2006

Aug. 14, 2006: #2

Has this been mentioned at the AIDS conference? The system for years has downplayed morality ... Think herpes, STD's, lowered self-respect and increased popularity for all the wrong reasons, and of course, AIDS.

'Risky' casual sex rife among youngsters warns survey

Casual sex is rife among young Britons, who are putting their health at risk by not using condoms with new partners, a new survey has said today.

The survey, BareAll06, found that nearly a third of 16 to 24 year olds lost their virginity before the age of consent and that, of those, 38 per cent do not always use a condom with a new partner.

The most common reason for not using a condom (44 per cent) was because the girl is on the pill, while the second most common reason (17 per cent) was being too drunk. [....]

Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose ... Memory Lane 1996 AIDS conference

1996: "Among the notable no-shows will be Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien" -- Elizabeth Taylor was there., AnnieO_01, 8/14/2006 12:33:08

Among the notable no-shows will be Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who is breaking a tradition under which the leader of the host country officially opens the conference.

Chretien blamed a scheduling conflict, but Canadian AIDS activists believe he wants to avoid publicity over a looming crisis in funding for the government's national AIDS strategy.

Conference organisers say Chretien's refusal to participate also kept South African President Nelson Mandela away. He had been expected to attend but protocol dictated that he turn down the invitation after Chretien dropped out

The difference between PM Harper's not attending and ex-PM Chretien's? Harper is a Conservative Prime Minister. I remember that ex-PM and Conservative Brian Mulroney couldn't get a break from the mainstream media. Conservatives are hammered whatever they do, but especially, when they don't jump for AIDS, celebrities, Stephen Lewis and the rest .

Obviously, for the MSM, booing the Health Minister was acceptable; no-one criticized this breach of etiquette. In fact, it is endlessly reported as though it were perfectly acceptable, as long as it is a leftist talkfest. I just heard a few words from ex-Pres. Clinton who will be interviewed endlessly ... and , what is more, he will be treated with respect. The crust of the media to treat their own decent PM so cavalierly ... The gall of Clinton ... He should be hiding in a berry patch after his escapades ... Was that with/or without protection? No-one will bring up his words, "I did not have sex with that woman" ... will they? As they say in the boonies, "some example" for the young ones.

News You Can Abuse , Rand Simberg, Aug. 14, 06, via Instapundit August 14, 2006

The venerable Reuters news agency was caught last week publishing a faked photo. There are at present several disturbing things about the incident and what it means for the future of news.

First, it wasn't the first time [....]

... it took bloggers to point out ...

[....] But photos have, rightly or wrongly, in fact become one of the means by which we now judge whether a news story is credible. [....]

How, then, to know if a published photo is, in a paraphrase of the old commercial, real, or Memorex?

There are no obvious easy solutions to this problem, other than the traditional ones for validating evidence -- chains of custody. Press photographers could be required to use certified cameras that time stamp pictures in an encrypted way that doesn't permit modifying the stamp. They could go to accredited image processors who would verify the validity of the original picture from the camera (perhaps even uploading it to a certified notary storage site), and describe any image processing they performed, at risk of loss of accreditation if they pull any funny business.

Memory Lane

Al Muhajiroun /Saviour Sect- banned rally called for Islamist Britain - Flyers showed rocket launcher and Muslim fighter in front of Downing Street -- Banned rally was booked at community center as EID religious festival celebration November 19, 2005

MIM: An example of the confusion around the rise of new Islamist groups in the UK can be seen in the Saviour Sect and what is now being touted as the newly launched Ahl Wal Al Sunnah al a Jamma, both which consist of followers of Al Muhajiroun and very likely have an overlapping membership.

Islamic extremist rally calling for Islamic Britain is banned

There is more than one article.

Memory Lane: Solution

Multiculturalism served to dilute our sovereignty -- The idea of Australia being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity., by govinda Saturday May 20, 2006 at 12:02 AM, via Australians got it right posted by Moxie38, Aug. 14, 06

Three Cheers for Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown.

Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state and its laws were made by parliament.

"If those are not your values, if you want a country, which has Sharia law, or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you," he said on national television.

"I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia, one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option," Costello said.

Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off".

"Basically, people who don't want to be Australians, and they don't want to live by Australian values and understand them, well then they can basically clear off," he said. Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.

America and Canada... ARE YOU LISTENING?


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