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Friday, February 26, 2010

Sex-chantaje: 15 años de prisión para los adolescentes

Anthony ŠTANCL en el juicio

Un tribunal de EE.UU. ha condenado a 19 años a 15 años en la cárcel porque tiene un perfil de Facebook falsa, de 31 de sus compañeros de clase fotos de desnudos o videos a escondidas - y chantajeados por sus víctimas de servicios sexuales.

Anthony ŠTANCL de New Berlin (Wisconsin) se había creado un perfil en Facebook, en la que se describió como una mujer joven ( "Kayla"). Con esta identidad, le preguntó a sus compañeros de clase en la escuela secundaria para la desnudez erótica.
Al menos 31 de ellos entre la primavera de 2007 y diciembre de 2008 con la petición. Después de ŠTANCL se dio a conocer y pidió a los estudiantes una elección: o bien la práctica de varios actos sexuales con él o él está dispuesto a publicar las fotos y videos en Internet. Un total de siete alumnos se han embarcado en el acuerdo. Las relaciones sexuales se ha ŠTANCL filmado con su cámara de teléfono celular.

La policía buscaba pistas, por último, el equipo de los 19 años de edad y se encontró cerca de 300 imágenes sexuales de sus compañeros de clase de la edad de 15 años. El miércoles después de que un tribunal condenó al acusado a una pena de prisión de 15 años, incluido el abuso infantil. El fiscal había solicitado antes de 30 años en prisión. Durante la sentencia ŠTANCL pidió disculpas a sus víctimas. Ahora entiende lo que les hizo a ellos, dijo el ex alumno.

Tras su liberación ŠTANCL será de 34 años de edad. Después de que él será capaz de disfrutar de otros 13 años en libertad condicional, la única libertad.

La red social Facebook ya ha empleado en el pasado los tribunales.
Sol era un hombre de negocios de Londres en 2008 por daños y perjuicios en la cantidad de 28.000 euros, porque estaba en el perfil equivocado significa, entre otras cosas, como homosexuales.

Selektive Moral

Some people do think it is easy to get asylum.

No. It isnt. Even when one is gay. Part of the reason I will fight tooth and nail to make sure that I have exhausted all the necessary steps to stay in Uganda, and only seek asylum as a very last resort.
This report of a Gay Ugandan asylum seeker is the one which has set me off.

Fact, I will need to have a very good reason for leaving Uganda to face the indignity that is described in this article. A reason like the loss of my life. Yes, I know, (sighhhhh!), another reason to bury my head in the sand like an ostrich. Dont worry, life is too precious for me to throw away. Inspite of the Bahati Bill.

Frank Mugisha talks about being Gay in Uganda, here. I havent watched the film. My link is too slow. But, I am sure he says all the good things....! Or the bad things, whatever your take. And, Julius Kaggwa on NPR radio.

But, since the topic is selective morality, let me get back to it.

You, of course have heard of Uganda's Gay Porn showing Pastor. If you havent, where have you been hiding? Come out, here is the feed. And, the reactions.
Did I point out that the Honourable minister for morals in Uganda, Minister of Ethics and Integrity, the Honourable James Nsaba-Buturo is a very close friend of the Gay Porn Show pastor? Maybe it did skip my mind. But, I wrote to the press, and had that letter copied to the Minister of Morals. As the 'Concerned Citizen' gug.

But, the Minister of Uganda's Morals is a very interesting guy. These days, he doesnt speak so much about the huge evil immorality of the homosexuals who he wants to forget about human rights, and surrender their right to life and liberty.
I think someone asked him to shut up. But, I may be wrong.

He still speaks about corruption.
Do you know who the Ugandan Public think are the most corrupt politicians? Museveni, Mbabazi, Muhwezi - Top Most Corrupt Politicians? They are effectively the dear President, the Minister of Defence, and the Minister for something. I think one or the other of those is related to the President.

Who defends the President? the Rt, Honourable Nsaba-Buturo.
However, the Minister in charge of instilling Ethics and Integrity, James Nsaba Buturo, dismissed the ACCU's findings as unscientific. "It is dangerous, wrong to make such bold statements about people of high authority basing on people's opinions which may not be informed. It is not a reliable measure in any way. ACCU needs to move to scientific methods of gathering evidence and needs to make wider consultations before making such accusations. They need hard evidence to make such a case. In which corruption case has the President been cited, for example?" Buturo asked.
Has enough been said without bringing the heavy eye of authority on me? It can be scathing. Burning.... but my beef is with the Minister of Ethics whose view of morality is very, err, selective.

But then, he is a politician, not so?

Intellectual Dishonesty. I dont speak English as a first language. Sometimes the words just fail to roll off my tongue.

I was looking for that particular duo, Intellectual dishonesty, and I did fail to get it. It was in relation to some people who vehemently support Ssempa, and his doings... the porn show plus. And, Bahati, who seems to be convinced that the bill he wrote will not kill me. Or, is that the exact translation and what I want to mean by 'intellectual dishonesty'? Telling a lie, for the lie's sake. Dishonouring ones own intelligence, to gain your way.

I have to go and think about that.

Me, when I am dishonest, I try to be a good hypocrite. Of course, I do tell lies....

Be well, and have a lovely day

Here, it is raining cats, dogs, and assorted other livestock. Be good.


One cannot talk about selective morality without mentioning some of our own pastors. Ugandan pastors, I mean. (Oups, I have mentioned one, havent I?)
Anyway, during the Pastor Wars, 5 pastors ganged up to accuse one of their colleagues of being a homosexual. So, the accusations stood for some time, and their fellow fought that war, and they found themselves on the back burner. According to the police report, these pastors had actually paid money to the men who were accusing the prominent pastor rival.

Are you with me?

Ok. Now, Benny Hinn is reported to be dealing with divorce papers. And, so says the red rug rubbish, sodomy on a trip to Uganda is cited. I hate not to be able to confirm things, but the red rug writes lies for the sake of selling the paper. Anyway, the red rug headline yesterday; 'Benny Hinn Sodomised Top Kampala Pastor.'
Today, one of the articles is that Male and Kyazze, two of the pastors that accused their rivals of sodomy take this as vindication. So, they took the chance to say they know the pastor who was so 'sodomised'
I think, soon is coming another episode in the Pastor Wars. If you want to really know more of those, search Pastor Wars on this blog.
And, yes, the selective morality of Uganda's 'Christian Pastors' is sometimes overwhelming. They do embarass even me, sodomite as I am. What intellectual incompetence! It is breathtaking. But, what have they done wrong?
Be well

Have a great day, chill and all.

Children that slip across borders | Southern Africa | Botswana Swaziland South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's still-limping economy can provide few essential services, so children living along the border cross into South Africa to attend school during the day or even to see a doctor, often at great risk to their personal safety.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) regional child protection advisor for East and Southern Africa, Cornelius Williams, said the movement of unaccompanied child migrants from Zimbabwe was one of the biggest problems confronting humanitarian agencies in the region. Between 3,000 and 15,000 Zimbabwean children are known to move into and out of their country every month.

"Unfortunately, governments continue to devote most of their resources to child trafficking, where much smaller numbers of children are involved," Williams told IRIN at a meeting of officials from 15 countries in Pretoria from 23 to 25 February to discuss ways of strengthening cross-border co-operation to protect children at risk.

''We will probably see a flood of child migrants to South Africa, not only attracted by economic benefits but a chance to spot their football hero''
William Duncan, deputy secretary-general of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Netherlands-based world organization for cross-border cooperation in civil and commercial matters, said an even bigger issue was that "There is no central authority in Zimbabwe to contact to help repatriate the child."

The Chief Family Advocate in South Africa's Department of justice and Constitutional Development, Petunia Seabi, said a solution to the problem was being worked out. "We are in talks with the Zimbabwean authorities to set up protocols to protect these children."

She said neither of the governments would prevent children from accessing services across the border, but would rather try addressing the risks the children took while crossing the border unaccompanied.

Duncan pointed out that the numbers of Zimbabwean children moving around the region only underlined the need for close cooperation between child protection agencies and "between judges in different countries, and the Hague Children's conventions make this possible."

Many African countries have yet to ratify the Hague Conventions pertaining to children, which seek to standardize international legislation and provide a comprehensive legal framework to for the cross-border movement of children; more governments have ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Duncan acknowledged that most countries did not have the resources or the capacity to ratify the Hague Conventions, which include treaties on child abduction, inter-country adoption, protection of children and the international recovery of child support. He said the Hague Conference was trying to build capacity.

Delegates at the meeting said the discussion on the need for better cooperation between governments couldn't have come at a better time than on the eve of the FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in South Africa in June.

"We will probably see a flood of child migrants to South Africa, not only attracted by economic benefits but a chance to spot their football hero," said Williams.

The South African government was gearing up for the challenge, he said. They were planning safe areas for unaccompanied child migrants around the various stadia, and an advertising campaign aimed at visitors, which, they hoped, would deter child prostitution.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Films from war-torn regions set somber tone at Berlinale | Environment & Development | Deutsche Welle | 20.02.2010

Films from war-torn regions set somber tone at Berlinale

Still from the documentary 'Still alive in Gaza' showing young man standing on a rocket with his arms up in the air
Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: The documentary "Still alive in Gaza" was shot in 2009
Despite the glitz and glamour of the Berlin Film Festival, the topics addressed by many of the films presented this year are dark and complex: War, conflict and disaster.

"We put down our guns in Gaza, instead we took microphones in our hands," raps the Palestinian group Darg Team in one of their songs. Swiss documentary director Nicolas Wadimoff met the rappers in 2009, a month after the end of the Israeli military attack on Gaza.

Living on after the worst has happened

Filmmaker Nicolas Wadimoff Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: "You could find the same stories in Haiti or Rwanda," said filmmaker Nicolas Wadimoff

His documentary "Still alive in Gaza" ("Aisheen") focuses on a region that has suffered war and destruction for decades. Without allocating blame to either side, "Still alive in Gaza" shows what life is like in the aftermath of a disaster. The film presents people who don't give up amid grief, despair and destruction.

"It is about being human," Wadimoff said. "What I filmed in Gaza - you can see the same things in Haiti, Bosnia or Rwanda. After going through the worst, people want to live."

That is also the case in the small town of Burros, northwest of Ramallah. The local people simply wanted to continue leading their lives like their ancestors had for many generations. But in 2003, the Israeli government decided to build a security barrier between the West Bank and Israel. The fence was to cut right through the village of Budrus, and across the fields that provided the livelihoods of the local farmers.

The non-violent protests organized by Budrus village leader Ayed Morrar and his daughter Iltezam against the measure made international headlines. Local men, women and children as well as members of the rivalling Palestinian organizations Hamas and Fatah and various international and Israeli peace activists participated.

Finding common ground

Man climbing barbed-wire fenceBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: The Isreali fence cuts through fields and villages in the West Bank

For five years, American documentary filmmaker Julia Bacha followed the developments in Budrus with her camera. Her film addresses many controversial issues and neither refrains from showing the aggressive reactions of Israeli soldiers to the protests nor the moments when Palestinian protesters and Israelis start to find common ground.

"I visited my father in prison many times, and all the Israelis I met there were very, very bad," 15-year-old Iltezam said in the film. "But now I know that not all the Israelis are the same. Some of them think that we should live together in peace."

Many films at this year's Berlin Film Festival take a multilayered approach in presenting ways of coping with conflict. And it's not about nostalgia or cloying sentimentality, but about critically analyzing the situation. Coming to terms with the past is meant to help understand the present better - in order to be able to shape the future constructively.

'Violence is no solution'

"Our film wants to show that violence is no solution," said Iraqi director Mohamed Al-Daradji.

His film "Son of Babylon" is set in Iraq, a few weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Ahmed, a bright 12-year-old Kurdish boy, sets off with his grandmother in search of his father who was arrested by Saddam's Republican Guard at the end of the Gulf War. As they travel along bombed out desert tracks they encounter others with similar quests, searching for a new beginning.

"Son of Babylon" was shot on location in Iraq and relies on a cast of nonprofessional actors. The female lead is played by a Kurd, Shezad Hussen, the only female witness to testify during the trial against Saddam Hussein.

During Saddam's regime, hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed, thousands of Kurdish villages destroyed and more than 1.5 million Kurds were forced to flee their homes in Northern Iraq.

Filmstill with boy and grandmother standing at uncovered graveBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Searching for a new beginning in a country ravaged by terror

"I hope that in the future we will speak three languages in Iraq: Arabic, Kurdish and Turkmen," Al-Daradji said.

In the film, the boy's journey ends at the recently uncovered mass graves from the time of Saddam Hussein's regime. Yet Al-Daradji, like other filmmakers at this year’s festival show that even though the past is still very present, in a place ravaged by war, dignity and understanding are also possible.

Author: Silke Bartlick (ara)
Editor: Kate Bowen

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Snowboarder stuck six hours unnoticed in an armchair lift, he owes his night rescue to a few bank notes

A Munich Snowboarder stuck six hours unnoticed in an armchair lift. He owes his night rescue to a few bank notes.
Armchair lift

A few bank notes saved to a Munich Snowboarder in the armchair lift the life.

A few bank notes saved to him the life: A Munich Snowboarder caught in the armchair lift has burnt in the Zillertal for his rescue money. As the Austrian police reported, the 22 year-old man stuck on the night of Sunday with icy cold for hours on the put down solar jet lift in the Tirol skiing area of Cold brook-Hochzillertal.

A small beam of light

When with the mountain road the missing announcement came, a searching action with about 40 assistants which developed, however, because of the darkness difficultly started. Only when of the 22-year-old bank notes lighted, the driver of a runway caterpillar on the beam of light became attentive. How much money rose in smoke, was not known.

The man was caught in the upper third of the lift going up to 2360-metre height as the Austrian news agency APA reported. According to police had brought itself of the Snowboarder presumably even in his predicament: He got after closing hours into the armchair lift talabwärts because he did not credit with the departure probably himself any more. He was brought after the rescue with a light undercooling in a hospital which he left short time later again.

Clear roadblocks

According to the manager of the mountain roads Hochzillertal, Heinz Schulz, the lift was not admitted for drivings downhill at all. Roadblocks and signs made this also clear, said Schulz.

2010 mavericks surf competition - Crowd getting taken out by a wave

You were in the right place at the right time for that one. Shocking to watch really.