November 22, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI announced that condom use, which has been long condemned by the Catholic Church, is permitted for male prostitutes seeking to stop the spread of HIV.
But as modern as this seems there is of course a catch - as usual. According to their rules it is okay for male prostitutes to wear one - so what about the rest of the world, people with a heterosexual tendency who are using condoms to prevent any sexually transmitted disease or getting the partner pregnant - are we worth less because we are thoughtful and responsible?
"At the same time, the pope considered an exceptional situation in which the exercise of sexuality represents a real risk to the lives of others. In this case, the pope does not morally justify the exercise of disordered sexuality, but believes that the use of condoms to reduce the risk of infection is a 'first step on the road to a more human sexuality', rather than not to use it and risking the lives of others."
The next step would be Pope Benedikt demonstrating the correct use of it.
And by the way: carrying a condom does NOT mean you are a sex-manic/slut, using every opportunity that comes along, it just means that you are a very responsible person.
November 08, 2010
Germany has stored radioactive waste in Gorleben for three decades. And for three decades, protesters have tried to block transport of that waste, blowing whistles and chaining themselves to railroad tracks. However, this year’s resistance was the largest seen in the history of Gorleben protest, even participated by politicians.
The difference between last century's and today's protest is of course that more people have access to the internet and hence the word can be spread wider and faster - which probably explains the high number in activists.
Even sheep seemed to be interested this year :))...
Chancellor Angela Merkel still believes nuclear plants are necessary to preserve access to cheap energy as part of a comprehensive energy policy that included developing renewable resources. Well I guess if she says so it must be true. Why use the wind, the sun or the waves if we can have nuclear power!
Claudia Roth, the Green Party co-chairwoman, joined protestors on Saturday to block a road.
The train hauling 11 containers of radioactive waste rolled through Germany on Saturday on its 621 mile journey from Valognes, France. Though the events were mostly peaceful, television news reports showed some clashes, with the police beating back protesters with batons, tear gas and water cannons, while demonstrators attacked officers and at one point tried to light a police vehicle on fire.
20.000 police officers were mobilized to ensure that the waste material reaches its destination.
But it was the Saturday protests, not the violence, that demonstrated how deep the opposition went. Tens of thousands of protesters descended on Dannenberg where they displayed flags with the slogan, "Atomkraft - nein danke." (“Nuclear Power — No, Thanks.”)