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Art gallery owners in Poland are facing jail over a giant poster of a naked Minnie Mouse sprawled on a huge Nazi swastika.

The billboard – advertising an art exhibition – has infuriated locals as it is plastered next to a synagogue in Poznan.

“For me, it is quite shocking, and even more so for people who remember the World War II, and especially for people who suffered during it,” said local councillor Norbert Napieraj.

During World War II, the synagogue was closed and looted by Nazis before being flooded and turned into a swimming pool for German soldiers.

Now prosecutors are studying the poster to see if it promotes fascism, punishable by three years in jail in Poland.

But gallery manager Maria Czarnecka said: “This billboard is for a poster exhibition and in no way does it promote fascism or support the Nazi regime.”

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Sure signs the world is headed for Hell while riding in a handbasket:

The AP reports: “A Dutch gay group has organized a ‘Pink Christmas’ festival for the first time in Amsterdam, featuring a manger stall with two Josephs and two Marys.”

ProGay group chairman Frank Van Dalen said the Pink Christmas initiative was also intended to help promote Amsterdam as a gay capital after a decline in its reputation in recent years.

A decline in reputation?

Gee, I can’t imagine why! Well except for this I can’t imagine why.

Amsterdam’s libertine policies hasn’t exactly worked as planned.

What a shocka!!!

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Access to a blog and a webcam probably contributed to the on-line suicide of Abraham Biggs Jr, 19, said Dr Jon Shaw, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Biggs, of Pembroke Pines, in Florida, took a lethal mixture of three drugs on Wednesday, then blogged about it while a webcam broadcast his actions, including his death.

“There’s an exhibitionistic quality to this, a strange dance between the suicide and the audience. He’s doing it for the group in a very complicated process we don’t really understand. Would he have carried it out without the audience? Probably not.”

And you know this how “doctor?” Using that logic how do you explain hundreds, if not thousands, of suicides each year that are not witnessed and only discovered after the fact?

Dr Jon Shaw, you’re a nitwit. But hey, you got your name in the paper.

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Screw the APRead the valid and very important reasons to boycott the Associated Press here, and if you desire to have your thoughts heard sign the petition here.

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Ethicists and emergency medicine experts are raising concerns over New York City’s plan to dispatch the first ambulance service in the country equipped to preserve the organs of the newly deceased.

They question whether the organ-preserving ambulances will create tension among EMTs who may be charged both to save lives and to preserve organs for reuse.

So, what follows closely behind the Rapid Organ Recovery Ambulance?

A hearse with the rest of the body? Accompanied by a plethora of cop cars and bringing up the rear the Ghostbusters hearse with any “residuals” leftover?

These people are nuts, and even more so when you consider the program is getting federal funding.

Thankfully someone is clanging a warning bell: “Will raising organ donation follow pronouncement of death, or will people come to know that the organ donation ambulance has been sent, making them wonder if their relative got a full press of rescue care?” said Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. “This is called violating the dead donor rule — no organ donation [discussion] raised prior to pronouncement of death.”

Exactly, and there’s nothing like opening up a very large can of lawsuits in the most litigious society on the planet is there?

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Fuck PETAAs expected the nutcakes at PETA have jumped on death’s bandwagon.

After the injury to filly Eight Belles in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby and being euthanized on track following her second-place finish PETA spokes-fruitcake Kathy Guillermo claims there should be an investigation of the incident and if needed the jockey suspended.

PETA faxed a letter Sunday to Kentucky’s racing authority claiming the filly was “doubtlessly injured before the finish” and asked that Saez be suspended while Eight Belles’ death is investigated.

“What we really want to know, did he feel anything along the way?” PETA spokeswoman Kathy Guillermo said. “If he didn’t then we can probably blame the fact that they’re allowed to whip the horses mercilessly.”

What us normal people want to know is where do these people come from? Does PETA offer recruiting drives for new members on Mars? Or the more appropriate Uranus!

Do they send “short buses” to mental health units across the nation as part of a yearly membership drive?

Wonder what would happen if the People for the Edible Treatment of Animals let it be known the dead horse would be used to feed 5,000 thousand starving kids in Bangladesh?

Would they applaud the move, or would their heads explode like the liver of a force-fed goose in the production of foie gras?

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I have to admit I had zero in common with the PaulBots, but no longer.

The wonder and promise of Paulville has completely changed my outlook on this merry band of nutcakes and viral poll spammers.

Think of the possibilities, the place is gated. It can be locked from the outside, and patrolled. By heavily armed guards.

Hell, if the damn place floats it could be christened as the S.S. Paulville and sent on a perpetual circumnavigation of the globe. With Jimmah Carter as Captain.

Hey, I’m not here to just be critical, I’m here to help and offer advice. I suggest you get together with the lunatics who want Vermont to secede from the Union.

You can all have you own little “special place” set aside from us… well, from us normal people.

BTW, the over/under betting on the first PaulBot hitting this post with their patented, disjointed nonsense is 2 hours.

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Time CoverFurious World War II veterans called for a boycott of one of America’s most influential and respected magazines today over a controversial picture on its front cover.

Next week’s Time magazine cover is based on the famous photograph of marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima during the bloody battle in the Pacific. But artists have replaced the flag with a tree to illustrate an article about global warming. As well as the angry veterans, the image provoked a huge backlash among younger Americans who have been brought up to honour their flag.

Iwo Jim veteran Donald Mates, 81, said: “It’s an absolute disgrace. Whoever did it is going to hell. That’s a mortal sin. God forbid he runs into a Marine that was an Iwo Jima survivor.” Mr Mates was badly wounded and saw his best friend die beside him during the 35-day battle in February and March, 1945. He suffered 30 years of operations to remove all the shrapnel from his body.

Former platoon leader Lt John Wells, 84, said: “We’ll stick a dadgum tree up somebody’s rear if they think that magazine cover is going to cure anything.” Tim Holbert, spokesman for the American Veterans Centre, said: “This photo trivializes the most recognizable moment of one of the bloodiest battles in US history.”
Iwo Jima Flag Raising
Time managing editor Richard Stengel said: “Our story says there needs to be an effort along the lines of preparing for World War II to combat global warming and climate change.”

And “mr.” managing editor, that couldn’t have been done by using another image, one that doesn’t denigrate the sacrifice of tens of thousands, both Japanese and Americans, that lost their lives in the bloodiest battle of the Pacific Theater?

Joe Rosenthal photographed five Marines, Ira Hayes, Mike Strank, Franklin Sousley, Rene Gagnon, Harlon Block, and a U.S. Navy corpsman, John Bradley, raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi. The photograph records what was actually the second flag-raising on the mountain, which took place on the fifth day of the 35-day battle. The picture became the iconic image of the battle and some claim it to be the most reproduced photograph of all time.

“mr. managing editor” of time magazine (lower case intentional) take a good look at it and tell me which is more important. It DAMN sure isn’t praying at the altar of The Goracle sipping his Kool-Aid of Inconvenient Bullshit.

MorganWrites notes Stengel also appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on April 17 where, no surprise, he displayed what a blithering idiot he is:

“I think since I’ve been back at the magazine, I have felt that one of the things that’s needed in journalism is that you have to have a point of view about things,” Stengel said. “You can’t always just say ‘on the one hand, on the other’ and you decide. People trust us to make decisions. We’re experts in what we do. So I thought, you know what, if we really feel strongly about something let’s just say so.”

Um no, asshat. Time is, or I should say was, a news magazine.

News, as in reporting of it without bias or preconceived notions by its writers or any other member of the editorial staff.

And these fuckwits wonder why circulation of all the legacy media outlets are tanking.

If you possess Photoshop mad skills and have a desire to counter what these jack holes have done this is the place for any images you may produce.

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MangaJapan recently (actually 6 months ago but who’s counting when it’s porn – ed) had its first-ever adult expo at the Makuhari Messe convention center near Tokyo.

In a press release the organizers of the “Adult Treasure Expo” vowed to “draw the adult industry out of the darkness and secrecy which has traditionally surrounded it, to the place of honor and value which it deserves.”

And yes, if you must know, the lady is head-over-heels so to speak after I purchased a The gPod dildo complete with has three independent motors which vibrate in time to any audio input, including music from an iPod or the sound of the human voice.

My, how I miss my seven years in Japan. Not to mention so many nights roaming around Kabukicho!

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Confusion surrounded the relay of the troubled Olympic torch through San Francisco on Wednesday, as organizers completely changed the route at the last minute, bewildering thousands of China supporters and protesters converged along the planned route.

The first runner held the torch aloft and began the route, flanked by tall, blue-clad Chinese security officials.

But the group then promptly disappeared into a large waterfront warehouse for a last-minute change of route by authorities to head off trouble.

What Chinese Olympic organizers have called a “Journey of Harmony,” quickly became the mystery of the missing flame on the only relay leg of the torch in the United States on its journey to the Beijing Olympic Games in August.

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