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Didn't hear about this one in the states. Protestes are demonized as "nationalists" by Western media.
Tens of thousands of French nationals on Saturday protested the French authorities’ plans to legalize same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt, media reported citing police.
Some 70,000 people took part in protests on the streets of Paris, according to British broadcaster BBC. Demonstrations were also held in the cities of Lyon, Toulouse and Marseille. Catholic groups and other supporters of traditional family rights were among the participants.
The Paris rally organizers put the number of those present at 200,000, the AFP reported. The agency quoted police as saying 22,000 protested in the southeastern city of Lyon and some 8,000 in the southern city of Marseille.
During his election campaign, French President Francois Hollande had pledged to legalize gay marriages. His socialist government faced opposition from over 1,000 mayors and the Catholic Church, but still approved a relevant bill earlier in November. France’s parliament is to discuss it in January.Didn't hear about this one in the states. Protestes are demonized as... more
There is more to these screaming lunatics that meets the eye!
Slightly long read, but worth it bfrom a very good journalist in Moscow.
Universally admired, Pussy Riot (or PR for short) have been promoted as superstars. But what are they? A rock or punk group they are not. A British journalist marvelled: they produce no music, no song, no painting, nada, rien, nothing. How can they be described as “artists”? This was a severe test for their supporters, but they passed it with flying honours: that famous lover-of-art, the US State Department, paid for their first ever single being produced by The Guardian out of some images and sounds.
Hell-bent on publicity, but artistically challenged, three young women from Russia decided well, it sounds like a limerick. They stole a frozen chicken from a supermarket and used it as dildo; filmed the act, called it “art” and placed it on the web. (It is still there) Their other artistic achievements were an orgy in a museum and a crude presentation of an erect prick.
Eventually the young viragos were mobilised for an attack on the Church. By that time they were willing to do anything for their bit of publicity. And the anti-Church campaign started a few months ago, quite suddenly as if by command. The Russian Church had 20 years of peace, recovering after the Communist period, and it was surprised by ferocity of the attack.
Though this subject calls for longer exposition, let us be brief. After collapse of the USSR, the Church remained the only important spiritual pro-solidarity force in Russian life. The Yeltsin and Putin administrations were as materialist as the communists; they preached and practiced social Darwinism of neo-Liberal kind. The Church offered something beside the elusive riches on earth. Russians who lost the glue of solidarity previously provided by Communists eagerly flocked to the alternative provided by the Church.
The government and the oligarchs treated the Church well, as the Church had a strong anti-Communist tendency, and the haves were still afraid of the Reds leading the have-nots. The Church flourished, many beautiful cathedrals were rebuilt, many monasteries came back after decades of decay. The newly empowered church became a cohesive force in Russia.
As it became strong, the Church began to speak for the poor and dispossessed; the reformed Communists led by the Church-going Gennadi Zuganov, discovered a way to speak to the believers. A known economist and thinker, Michael Khazin, predicted that the future belongs to a new paradigm of Red Christianity, something along the lines of Roger Garaudy’s early thought. The Red Christian project is a threat to the elites and a hope for the world, he wrote. Besides, the Russian church took a very Russian and anti-globalist position.
Two years’ sentence is quite in line with prevailing European practice. For much milder anti-Jewish hate talk, European countries customarily sentence offenders to two-to-five years of prison for the first offence. The Russians applied hate crime laws to offenders against Christian faith, and this is probably a Russian novelty. The Russians proved that they care for Christ as much as the French care for Auschwitz, and this shocked the Europeans who apparently thought ‘hate laws’ may be applied only to protect Jews and gays. The Western governments call for more freedom for the anti-Christian Russians, while denying it for holocaust revisionists in their midst.
The anti-Putin opposition flocked to support the PR. A radical charismatic opposition leader, the poet Eduard Limonov wrote that the opposition made a mistake supporting the PR, as they antagonise the masses; the chasm between the masses and the opposition grows. But his voice was crying in the wilderness, and the rest of the opposition happily embraced the PR cause, trying to turn it into a weapon against Putin. The Western media and governments also used it to attack Putin. The Guardian editorial called on Putin to resign. Putin called for clemency to the PR, and the government was embarrassed by the affair. But they were left with no choice: the invisible organisers behind PR wanted to have the viragos in jail, and so they did.
Commercially, they hit jackpot. With support of Madonna and the State Department, they are likely to leave the jail ready for the world tour and photo ops at the White House. They registered their name as a trade mark and began to issue franchises. And their competitors, the Femen group (whose art is showing off their boobs in unusual places) tried to beat the PR by chopping down a large wooden cross installed in memory of Stalin’s victims. Now sky is the limit.
In August, vacation season, when there is not much hard news and the newspaper readers are at the seashore or countryside, the PR trial provided much needed entertainment for man and beast. Hopefully it will drop from the agenda with the end of the silly season, but do not bet on it.Slightly long read, but worth it bfrom a very good journalist in Moscow. ****... more
It is not something we see everyday: the entire western media, pop stars like Sting, Madonna and Macartney running amok over an obscure Russian punk girlie band. The left wing newspaper Guardian in London screams "It is worse than the Soviet era", and is echoed by one of the bastions of neocons in America, Freedom House, through its director Susan Corke.
The group is called Pussy Riot, and they were arrested for hooliganism and desecration of the Moscow Cathedral, singing blasphemous verses, and attacking president Putin. Last week, they have been sentenced to two years in jail. They were not condemned for their political views, which they have freely expressed many times before.
Pussy Riot is not a band They have never recorded a CD, never played in a show. In fact, they are a radical communist group, that loves Karl Marx and performs in honor of Che Guevara's birthday. They are a branch of the extremist group "Voina", (the word means war), that is known for many disgusting and even dangerous agit-prop actions since 2002. Here is an article describing their obscene stunts. Now there is strong evidence that they have been supported by agencies from the western elite.
Pussy Riot now joins the bare-breasted Ukranian Femen group, the "March of the Sluts" groups and the Gay Parades that have been in the news lately. Always well funded, their agenda is extreme feminism, cultural marxism and the destruction of all traditional relgious and family values. The use of "frontmen", agents provocateurs who end up as "victims" after intentional confrontation is an old tactic of Cultural Marxists.
Russia is now a special target since the country has turned to more nationalist, conservative ways. Recently, Russia has forbidden gay parades for 100 years, and Saint Petersburg does not allow propaganda that may expose children to the gay lifestyle. They also regulated and controlled foreign-funded NGOs, thus cutting the arms of foreign influence in Russia.
The proof that the global media doesn't care about freedom of expression is that, almost at the same time, Julian Assange from Wikileaks fame was thrown to the dogs. There was even talk about Britain invading the Ecuador embassy in order to arrest him. Madonna surely didn't utter a word to support him.It is not something we see everyday: the entire western media, pop stars like Sting,... more
The Anti-Defamation League lawyers wrote the hate crime law and used their political influence to get bought and paid for lawmakers to vote on passing hate crime legislation. The ADL is just grandstanding.
he Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the shooting that took place at the Family Research Council on Wednesday, in which the suspect allegedly professed his political differences with the organization before opening fire. The ADL is calling for police to investigate the act as a hate crime.
“The use of violence against an individual or organization because of a disagreement with their beliefs, values, or policy positions is unacceptable and indefensible,” said ADL's Washington, D.C. Regional Director David C. Friedman in a statement.
“Free speech – no matter who the speaker is, no matter how offensive or objectionable the speech, is one of the foundation principles of our nation,” he said.The Anti-Defamation League lawyers wrote the hate crime law and used their political... more
Heading over to the Southern Poverty Law Center's website, you'll be faced with a header page of ominous, angry-looking "White Supremacists" whom the SPLC suggests are going to rise up, kill all non-Whites and overthrow the government, usually with little or no evidence.
Below, in their featured articles section, you will still be able to read all about the Sikh Shooting Massacre, which of course was perpetrated by a "Neo-Nazi" hater, as well as other articles highlighting the rise of Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism and Neo-Nazi conspiracy theories. Again, usually with little or no evidence
At the time of this writing on Thursday, August 16, 2012, you will not be able to read on the SPLC's website about the Family Research Center Shooting. The shooting was apparently perpetrated by a volunteer of an LGTB group, and at this time, the shooting appears to be a politically motivated hate crime.
This should come as no surprise as the SPLC has labelled the Family Research Center a "hate group," and many media outlets have sourced the SPLC when referring to the Family Research Center in their articles. Apparently, the SPLC claims that the Family Research Center has an anti-gay bias and takes any and every opportunity to link the organization to "hate crimes" and other politically incorrect activity.
This hypocrisy by the SPLC and all of the media outlets that regulary quote the organization as a legitimate source is quite outstanding.
It should also be noted, especially considering that in the past the SPLC's main spokesperson Mark Potok, can often be seen on various media outlets using any shooting to smear any of the organization's political enemies on behalf of the LGTB and anti-2nd amendment groups, whether they had anything to do with the shooting or not.Heading over to the Southern Poverty Law Center's website, you'll be faced... more
Domestic terror and hate crime?
A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Another official says the shooter made a negative reference about the work of the Family Research Council before opening fire. The officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.
While police have not yet stated what motivated Corkins, a coalition of 25 gay rights groups released a statement through GLAAD condemning the shooting.Domestic terror and hate crime? *** A man suspected of shooting and wounding a... more
Video at link
On Friday, a group of gay activists surrounded, harassed and "chalked" an elderly African-American homeless man who was reading his bible outside a Chicago Chick-fil-A.
Legal Insurrection's Anne Sorock attended the gay "kiss-in" protest at the Chicago restaurant and captured the incident on video.
Alderman Moreno has said he would block a second Chick-fil-A restaurant because he doesn't agree with the religious views of Dan Cathy, president of the fast food chain.
Sorock observed a group of activists that "formed around an elderly African-American homeless man, who was reading his bible while seated along a fence rail off to the side of the protest."
She noted that while some in the group debated him as he read his bible, others mocked him.
Toward the end, someone scribbled in chalk, "He's really gay deep down," with an arrow pointing to where the man sat.Video at link On Friday, a group of gay activists surrounded, harassed and... more
One of the more bizarre time periods of the US government IMO. Made up of a bi-partisan group of women who probably didn't give a toss about kids one way or another since there was equally, or far more degenerative material coming out of Hollywood and even television.
Nowadays, the most degenerative stars in the music industry like Lady Gaga are clearly darlings of many politicians like Harry Reid and Bill Clinton.
In 1985, the Parental Music Resource Center was formed as basically a watchdog group over popular music. Essentially, their goal was censorship.
However, there was one big problem: The group was made up of the likes of Tipper Gore (wife of then-Senator and future Vice President Al Gore), Susan Baker (wife of then-Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III), Pam Howar (wife of realtor Raymond Howar) and Sally Nevius (wife of former Washington City Council Chairman John Nevius).
These "Washington Wives" had some big ties to the U.S. Senate, enough to convince the upper half of Congress to hold a hearing about music's effects on young people. With it they made a list of what they considered to be the 15 dirtiest songs in the nation at the time. However, that list was both flawed and, in hindsight, subjective.
Prince, "Darling Nikki": "Darling Nikki" is a supposed sex fiend Prince sings about in the movie Purple Rain. In Eric D. Nuzman's 2001 book, Parental Advisory, the author makes an excellent argument by saying "she'd come home and play the album in front of her four children (ages 11, eight, six, and two) without first listening to the album to determine if the lyrics and themes were appropriate for her children. Then, when she felt embarrassed about the album's contents, she got mad."
The film was rated R. You would think that for any parent, if they knew what the rating is of the actual film of the soundtrack they are buying, they would use the proper discretion. That's plain irresponsibility. In other words, be a parent.
Sheena Easton, "Sugar Walls": In "Sugar Walls" Easton sings about helping a man achieve orgasm. However, the PMRC failed to see that there was an equally dirty song out there, even though it wasn't released as a single: "I Love You (Miss Robot)" by the Buggles. In that song, they talk about being turned on by something not even human -- a machine.
Judas Priest, "Eat Me Alive": Yes, this does at one point say "I'm gonna force you at gunpoint" -- which is absolutely no laughing matter because, from what I interpret, that sounds like rape. So yes, I would ban this song from the airwaves but not from a record.
Vanity, "Strap On Robbie Baby": Now this particular piece is no worse than many of the disco songs that were released before this song. If you look at Anita Bryant's "Ring My Bell" it is almost the same lyrically. Bryant croons "You can ring my bell/ You can ring my bell/ ding, dong, ding, ah-ah, ring it!"
Motley Crue: "Bastard": This song is about someone killing their father. The character in the song kills the father because at the end, as the song states, "don't you try to rape me." However, the PMRC stayed silent when it came to Aerosmith's "Janie's Got a Gun." Even though the band changed some of the lyrics such as "he raped a little bitty baby" to "he jacked a little bitty baby," among others.
It's still understood that "jacked" is (in this case) slang for a sexual act, virtually the same theme. Remember, the PMRC was active into the '90s as well. It's surprising that they did not blast "Janie's Got a Gun."
AC/DC, "Let Me Put My Love Into You": In "Let Me Put My Love Into You," the lead singer propositions a lady. You know what other song talks about propositioning a lady? "Feel All My Love Inside" by Marvin Gaye, which also features orgasmic moans. I don't see why the PMRC wasn't going after some of the more popular artists from their younger years.
Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It": The PMRC blasted this song because they deemed it too violent. However, there's no real violence in this song except for in the video, which is more slapstick-ish violence. It makes me wonder if they had even considered Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2," which is a rather sinister approach as far as violence goes. A later example of a far worse song lyrically is "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses, where lead singer Axl Rose exclaims, "I wanna watch you bleed!"
Madonna, "Dress You Up": The PMRC gave this Madonna classic an "S" rating. However, one must wonder why Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," which is far more explicit lyrically, did not get the same letter. Whereas Madonna says "gonna dress you up in my love/ All over your body/ Feel the silky touch of my caresses/ They will keep you looking so brand new/ Let me cover you with velvet kisses/ I'll create a look that's made for you" she really doesn't get explicit.
However, Gaye says things like "Come take control, just grab a hold/ Of my body and mind, soon we'll be making it, honey/ I'll be feeling fine, the way you heal me/ The way you thrill me, keep me comin' to you/ For you to sexually fulfill me/ You're my medicine, open up and let me in/ Darling, you're so great, I can't wait for you to operate" and "Please don't procrastinate/ it's not good to masturbate." That's pretty explicit.
Mary Jane Girls, "In My House" by Though this song was targeted, the band went on record on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s saying the song is about love, not sex.
Cyndi Lauper, "She Bop": "She-Bop": Clearly about masturbation. However, so is "Pictures of Lily" by the Who, where a boy gets a picture of a deceased actress from his father and gratifies himself every night before he goes to sleep. Same subject, yet only one is getting pointed out as objectionable. How subjective of the PMRC.
Mercyful Fate, "Into the Coven": Lyrically, this is an ode to Satan. I would definitely not play this on the radio, but still leave it up to the listener.
Venom, "Possessed": Once again, a song that mentions worshipping the devil. Although this type of metal is very much a niche market as far as the music scene as a whole goes, I can see why parents would worry.
Black Sabbath, "Trashed" Yes, this maybe a song about getting wasted, but how many other rock songs (and even country) talk about getting wasted but aren't on this list? Plenty.
W.A.S.P., "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)": "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" is about masturbation with a little sadomasochism thrown in. I can totally see why the PMRC would want to ban this one.
Def Leppard, "High N Dry (Saturday Night)": Def Leppard's ode to getting high. But you know what other song is about drugs? "Light My Fire" by the Doors, "Gold Dust Woman" by Fleetwood Mac and countless others. But all those songs were released before the PMRC decided to combat music indecency.One of the more bizarre time periods of the US government IMO. Made up of a... more
President Hollywood doing what he does best: hanging out with fellow entertainers and appearing cool and fashionable.
President Obama told Wednesday night a group of 600 gay and lesbian donors that he “could not be prouder” to advance LGBT rights.
Since President Obama mustered the courage to become the first American president unequivocally voicing support for LGBT rights, he might as well ripe the benefits of having the support of this constituency.
And that’s exactly what the president intends to do as he heads to the West Coast for a two-day, three-city fundraising tour, which includes a stop at the LGBT Leadership Council Gala in Beverly Hills, with speeches by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and entertainment by "Glee" star Darren Criss.President Hollywood doing what he does best: hanging out with fellow entertainers and... more
A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police determined they staged the incidents.
On Oct. 28, Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, called police and reported the words "Kill the Gay" were scrawled in red spray paint on the garage door of their Parker, Colo., home.
The next day, the couple told deputies they found a noose hanging on the handle of their front door.
The women told officers they believed the incidents were retaliation from their neighbors and homeowner's association, who had complained the couple did not pick up after their dogs.
Due to the nature of the crimes, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office worked in tandem with the FBI to investigate. After reviewing witness statements, authorities determined Whitchurch and Conklin had staged the incidents.
Both women are charged with criminal mischief and false reporting. Whitchurch faces an additional charge of forgery.
If the couple really did this then they should be brought up on charges of terrorism as well.
I think at this point, if there is ever a spray-painting of anything of this nature, we should first assume that it's staged, and work backwards from there considering how many of these events turn out to be hoaxes.
We should also make note that groups like the Anti-Defamation League, who are always out there screaming about hate crimes, are nowhere to be found when the crime turns out to be a hoax.A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested... more
HBO's program "Angry Boys" just another in a long line of programs from the Sewer Stream Media Western audiences that disgusting, perverse and unatural behavior is perfectly normal.
I wonder who the producers and writers really made this show for.
Cult comedy Angry Boys aims to shock viewers with its mockumentary style humor, but one group thinks the HBO hit has gone too far and accuses a recent episode of being "akin to showing child pornography."
The most offensive scene depicts a young girl sucking on a bright pink penis-shaped cup during a sketch about a Japanese mother (played by Australian star and director Chris Lilley) who forces her skateboarding son to act gay as a marketing tactic.
"It's difficult to imagine that HBO would go any lower,” Dan Gainor of the Culture and Media Institute tells
RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.HBO's program "Angry Boys" just another in a long line of programs from... more
This post is a continuing expose of hate speech against Christians and defamation of women by Disney/ABC's "Good Christian Bitches." Anyone flagging this post should be considered supportive of Disney/ABC's defamation of women and hate speech against Christians.
Frito-Lay/PepsiCo is the tenth national advertiser to publicly declare they will not sponsor ABC's Christian-bashing sitcom GCB ("Good Christian Bitches"). The American Decency Association reports their statement: "…We have no other commercials scheduled to run during the program…We have standards against advertising on shows that may offend our customers, and we make every effort to adhere to this process …"
Disney/ABC was conspicuously aware that Easter night was a golden opportunity to vent its most salacious mockeries of Christianity. Its promo said: "No one does Easter like GCB (Good Christian Bitches)." What they really meant was: No one defiles, blasphemes, and mocks Jesus on Easter like LGTB favorite Darren Star, producer of "Good Christian Bitches"
In almost any other country of the western hemisphere governed by hate laws, Disney/ABC's exploitation of Christianity's most holy day would, without doubt, be considered a hate crime. Yet the Jewish Anti-Defamation League (architect of hate crimes worldwide) ignores their bigotry.This post is a continuing expose of hate speech against Christians and defamation of... more
Entertaining and thought provoking stuff here from MetroBob's premier video release. A good look at The Matrix, the Tuth Movement, The Invisible Chidren and the Stop Kony 2012 viral marketing campaign, Hollywood, and the entertainment aimed at today's youth.www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vvHNEHx9Eg Entertaining and thought provoking stuff here... more
This guys is a clown.
“They’ve taken their despicable ideology and used it a wrecking ball, that they have painted red, white and blue, to smash down every good thing in America.”
Van Jones continued, “They say they’re Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us. They say they love America but they hate the people, the brown folk, “They’ve taken their despicable ideology and used it a wrecking ball, that they have painted red, white and blue, to smash down every good thing in America.”
Jones continued, “They say they’re Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us. They say they love America but they hate the people, the brown folk, the gays, the lesbians, the people with piercings, ya know ya’ll."
I’m going to have to mic check you there, Mr. Jones. You’re not talking about so-called libertarians, but your former boss and current president. See, it’s Barack Obama who supports “traditional marriage”; Barack Obama who supports a drug war that sends an alarming number of black men to prison and destroys their employment prospects; Barack Obama who supports a foreign policy that kills children; Barack Obama who supports regulatory barriers that require the poorest of the poor to borrow their way into the workforce; Barack Obama who supports an immigration strategy that rips apart families and sees the children of undocumented workers put up for adoption.
Whether Obama’s support for those policies means he hates gays or brown folk is not for me to say
Libertarians, on the other hand, love brown folk, the gays, the lesbians, the people with piercings, and immigrants. Many of us, after all, fit rather neatly into those categories, and we show our affection for ourselves and our neighbors by supporting the right of all peoples to live free of state-sponsored violence, discrimination, undue imprisonment, and theft; as well as the entirely predictable consequences of both left-wing and right-wing social engineering.This guys is a clown. *** “They’ve taken their despicable ideology... more
A favorite show of the LGTB website "The Advocate" and it's followers, continues to lose support for their bigoted programming.
Rush Limbaugh calling a woman a "slut" receives mainstream media attention and calls for boycotts, but a show produced by someone who obviously hates women, expecially Christian women, gets very little media coverage.
While the media gave publicity to exit of Kraft from GCB sponsorship, there is clearly a blackout on the fact that five, and now six major corporate sponsors have left. For this reason, I doubt if most GCB sponsors even know that an impressive number of fellow advertisers have ended support.
Another corporate giant, Marshall’s, responding to your calls and emails has joined Kraft, Pepsi, Huggies, Progressive, and Bare Escentuals in ending advertising on GCB. Here is their statement:
Thank you for contacting Marshalls regarding our recent advertising during the show GCB. Your view of the show has provided us with an invaluable perspective and we sincerely regret any offense that our advertising during this program has caused.
Please be assured that we are committed to upholding the highest standards possible as to the nature of the programming within which our advertising appears, and do everything to ensure that this happens. We agree that this was not the case during this broadcast and will no longer be buying advertising space on this particular program.
Once again, please accept our appreciation for having discussed your views with us.
TJ Maxx, a GCB sponsor, and a Marshalls company, has also ended advertising.
This is powerful evidence that even a dedicated minority is still powerfully able to shake loose GCB’s sponsors. It is time now, I believe, for all determined patriots still in the fight to make one more email and phone surge with this message:A favorite show of the LGTB website "The Advocate" and it's followers,... more
List of 'Good Christian Bitches' sponsors at link
Today, March 14, NPN staff and I were told by Pepsi representatives that partly because of “consumer complaints” they formally decided last Thursday not to sponsor any more episodes of GCB (“Good Christian Bitches”). A Pepsi ad had appeared on the sitcom’s debut.
Unlike Kraft, which publicly announced it will no longer sponsor GCB, the trend of sponsors may be to quietly cancel, possibly avoiding bad relations with ABC.
American Family Association announced recently that Mentos, Chef Boyardee (ConAgra), and Hellmann’s (Best Foods) have similarly backed out, their ads not appearing on the second show. (See Are Three Sponsors Dumping "Good Christian Bitches?") NPN contacted several of the above, who say they have no public statement at this time.
Pepsi’s exit, again, is proof positive that your calls are hitting sponsors hard. With a possible five sponsors now having ended support, a “domino effect” of corporate flight from ABC is a real possibility—if you keep calling!
Robert Harling, script writer for GCB, says he and the cast are dismayed that controversy unexpectedly continues.List of 'Good Christian Bitches' sponsors at link *** Today, March 14,... more
LOL. at junk science and deceptive journalism.
The article specifically states that "Propranolol had no effect on a different measure of "explicit" racial prejudice, religious and sexual prejudice, or prejudice against drug addicts" but the headline alleges that the drug "combats racism."
Volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to treat chest pains and lower heart rates, scored lower on a standard psychological test of "implicit" racist attitudes.
Experimental psychologist Dr Sylvia Terbeck, from Oxford University, who led the study published in the journal Psychopharmacology, said: "Our results offer new evidence about the processes in the brain that shape implicit racial bias.
"Implicit racial bias can occur even in people with a sincere belief in equality. Given the key role that such implicit attitudes appear to play in discrimination against other ethnic groups, and the widespread use of propranolol for medical purposes, our findings are also of considerable ethical interest."
Two groups of 18 participants took part in the study. Each volunteer was asked to undertake a "racial Implicit Association Test" (IAT) one to two hours after taking propranolol or the placebo.
The test involved categorising positive and negative words, and pictures of black and white individuals, on a computer screen.
More than a third of the volunteers had a "negative" IAT score, meaning they were biased towards being non-racist at a subconscious level. This was not seen in any member of the placebo group.
Propranolol had no effect on a different measure of "explicit" racial prejudice, religious and sexual prejudice, or prejudice against drug addicts.
These were tested using a "feeling thermometer" psychological tool used for assessing explicit prejudice. Volunteers were asked to rate how "warm" they felt towards different groups on a 10-point scale analogous to a thermometer.
The scientists wrote: "The main finding of our study is that propranolol significantly reduced implicit but not explicit racial bias."LOL. at junk science and deceptive journalism. The article specifically states that... more
Police in the Kaliningrad region have mistaken a marathon for a gay pride parade.
Several athletes gathered in the town center of Sovetsk on Saturday for the run, but were approached by police, who detained some of them, including teenagers.
Police later explained they had been falsely tipped-off about a planned but illegal gay pride march in the town.
Organizing pride parades has long been a big problem among activists in Russia’s gay community.
In Moscow, they have been unsuccessfully applying for permission to hold a parade for several years – with former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov branding them "satanic" on one occasion.
With Luzhkov replaced by Sergey Sobyanin, the LGBT community hoped for change, but the new mayor deemed such events in the capital to be “unnecessary.”
The bans have always been warmly supported by the Russian Orthodox Church, with its officials supporting what they say is the authorities' right to ban any propaganda based on its potential moral damage to the people.
In July 2011, Russia paid 30,000 euros in compensation to gay activists over its decision to ban so-called pride marches.
The fine was issued by the European Court of Human Rights, which ruled that the decision to repeatedly ban gay pride parades in 2006, 2007 and 2008 was unlawful.Police in the Kaliningrad region have mistaken a marathon for a gay pride parade.... more
Sesame Street and same-sex marriage
A gay rights campaigner has called for 'best friends' Bert and Ernie to get married to teach tolerance, prompting a response from the Sesame Street workshop that the puppets 'do not have a sexual orientation'.WTF LOL Sesame Street and same-sex marriage A gay rights campaigner has called... more