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7 Articles on Various Subjects : Planetary Colonialism, Seperation Considerations for Sexual-preference and Gender Groups, Case for Socialism, Phenotype Studies : Identifying Unhealthy Relationships at a Glance, Zimmerman Case, Best Practices and Organic Casting considered against Socialism, Hey CNN – the Earth is NOT ‘Full’ – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 9th April 2012

In 1% tricks and traps, critical discourse, dishonest academia, domestic terrorists in the political sphere, Equality, Equitable Distribution, equitable political power distribution, equitable wealth distribution, Ethics, extra-territorial, Fat Cats, if not contrived, insularism, intent, intentional omissions, lack of focus, media, media collusion, media tricks, misplaced adoration, organic casting, Planet Earth, preventing vested interest, soul theft, specialisation, unique on April 9, 2012 at 12:57 am

ARTICLE 1

Billionaires should be allowed to BUY up planets and rip up an out-of-date space treaty, claims expert – by Rob Waugh – PUBLISHED: 16:55 GMT, 5 April 2012 | UPDATED: 17:48 GMT, 5 April 2012

Private companies should be able to buy land on The Moon or other planets for tourism, mining or even to sell property, a space policy expert has said.

Rand Simberg said that if governments started to provide property rights then entrepreneurs and billionaires might pile in and invest – and added that the ‘time is ripe’.

He has proposed a law that would circumvent the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which states no individual or government can have sovereignty over any body in space.
Could billionaires buy the moon? An American space expert claims that a loophole might allow investors to buy other planets

Could billionaires buy the moon? An American space expert claims that a loophole might allow investors to buy other planets
Sir Richard Branson next to the spacecraft White Knight Two: Anyone hoping to buy property in space will have to wait until people get there first – and Branson’s space flights have not happened yet

Sir Richard Branson next to the spacecraft White Knight Two: Anyone hoping to make money on property in space will have to wait until people get there first – and Branson’s passenger space flights have not happened yet

But such a move would mark a huge change in how mankind sees space and could open up the galaxy to a debacle akin to the Colonial era ‘Scramble for Africa’.

One government going alone might also incur the wrath of other nations who all remain signed up to the Outer Space Treaty.

Mr Simberg, who is based in the US, says that the law is open to challenge and does not explicitly forbid anybody from owning chunks of planets, so needs clearing up anyway.

Wired.com reported that his plan is called the Space Settlement Prize Act and was unveiled earlier this month at US conservative think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Any new law would have to work around the 1979 Moon Treaty Act which stops any nation from claiming sovereignty over The Moon, though major countries like the US and Russia have not ratified it.

Mr Simberg’s states: ‘The ratification failure of the Moon Treaty means there is no legal prohibition in force against private ownership of land on the Moon, Mars, etc., as long as the ownership is not derived from a claim of national appropriation or sovereignty (which is prohibited by the Outer Space Treaty)’

Another hurdle that would have to be overcome would be how people get to the moon – Richard Bransons’ Virgin Galactic has yet to even make its first commercial flight into orbit, let alone another planet.

But Mr Simberg said: ‘There are people who believe that rocks have rights; I’m not one of them’.

US space law lawyer Michael Listner told Wired.com that ownership of The Moon and other planets was a ‘very touchy issue’.
A sunset seen from the super-Earth planet Gliese 667 Cc. Billions of potentially habitable planets may exist in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to a new study

Pricey destination? A sunset seen from the super-Earth planet Gliese 667 Cc – one of billions of potentially habitable planets in our Milky Way galaxy, according to scientists

‘To take that stand against the rest of the world, would take a lot of political will and the government would take a hit. It’s sort of a nonstarter,’ he said.

‘It’s similar to the way properties were pioneered in the Old West. The government opened up land and people went to settle it.’

The debate over ownership of space mirrors that on Earth – Britain recently provoked the ire of Argentina when it emerged that five UK companies are hunting for oil in the waters surrounding The Falkland Islands.

The Arctic is also emerging as a key battleground with Denmark, which owns Greenland, insisting it has the right to explore waters off its shores.

LOONY…..but, Rocks Have Rights! COOL! 😀

– OAP on something!, Ireland, 05/4/2012 19:09
Rating   1

Rubbish-pure, unfilter rubbish. no one is gonig to recognize some claim for a planet, or section of ap lanet filed long before it is pracal to get there. No one is going to accept, for example, my claim to 23% of the moon, filed in some office in Peru when , years later, itell successful miners to get off my space.

– Paul , Lansdale, PA USA, 05/4/2012 19:07
Rating   1

Lawyers are all chancers, one day the public will find out they’ve been dividing and ripping people off all along. You can’t actually own anything, only lay claim to it. I’ve claimed vast areas of the North of England, and the Falkland Islands for myself. My claim is as valid as anybody else’s. The Moon Treaty Act etc, mumbo jumbo it is not even worthy of Star Trek.

– icountlampposts, leeds, 05/4/2012 18:43
Rating   5

No one owns any planet.

– anonymous, UK, 05/4/2012 18:40
Rating   10

YOUR PLANET ?

– Klaatu, The Round Disk, 05/4/2012 18:36
Rating   3

Legal loophole could let billionaires BUY other planets before human settlers arrive (and they could even snap up the Moon) ====================No they can’t, they all belong to me.

– Gideon Webley, Wakefield, 05/4/2012 18:28
Rating   6

If you don’t own it then in my opinion you have no right to sell it.

– Me, UK, 05/4/2012 18:15

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This desire to ‘colonize’ should be on a needs basis. And there is no need for Humanity to leave earth but instead LEARN to stop being wasteful before being given access to any other planets. Also any planet cannot be bought innately, simply because in ‘Spiritual Theory’ the dominant species inhabitants or mircroorganisms of that planet which have not evolved into a dominant species have the true rights to ownership.

Typical ‘colonial’ behaviour again. These ‘billionaires’ are going to piss off some interplanetary species council or something if they don’t stop spouting colonial nonsense. For all we know, humans are already blacklisted for ‘preventing evolution by way of slavery and consumption’ of species considered domesticated as of now. These ‘Red Ocean’ strategy guys should be very careful who they talk to, governments should be very careful who they speak to as well. Perhaps Stephen hawkins knowing that humanity’s behaviour is spiritually ignorant and spiritually barbaric so Stephen feared for humanity though intuitively at most, but not putting into words what I just wrote above.

This means humans need to civilise before being allowed to obtain technology, and this ‘I was here first’ attitude that ignores microscopic life or that makes humans feel entitled to EATING other animals (we have the meat growing technology now, those with funds and access, upgrade or be damned) which effectively prevents the animal from evolving, could very well put humanity on the ‘hit list’ of superior alien civilisations. Who knows the are keeping count of the number of species going extinct and every species that disappears could well be some alien patron’s ant farm equivalent that died and causes withdrawal of support for humanity in that ‘sector’ of space.

This does not apply to just animate species, who knows RADIOACTIVE or CONDUCTIVE MINERALS like Plutonium and Gold have an ‘astral’ or ‘ethereal’ life that is extinguished when dug up, pissing off some alien which has plutonium flesh etc (Ultraman?) . . . Man’s understanding of nuclear physics may be entirely WRONG, man’s understading of physics or even the natrure of materials and life also wrong . . . who knows, some other ALIEN billionaire already owns ALL the planets in the Universe, it’s just that they aren’t there or don’t visit for 1000 year cycles and by Intergalactic law trespassers and SQUATTERS get blown up or imprisoned in some weird space prison where they are subjected to strange probes and experiments as a form of ‘reparation’ or ‘fine’.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraman

Humans only have physical technology, what if Aliens cans stop time? Bend time? Bend reality? What then Mr.Billionaire with no spiritual application of physical laws? If mankind cannot even take care of poverty or be civilised enough to not have wars, what chance has mankind in the Universal scheme of multi-dimensional realities? Try telekinesis FOR REAL and solving poverty issues first. Capitalism is much like the invention of the Wheel. So whats the equivalent of ‘the Engine’ as opposed to the wheel? Utopia. And even then aliens might still consider humanity a mere animal or at best like the ‘technologically advanced but culturally and civilisationally backward’, ‘Klingons’ in Star Trek.

ARTICLE 2

Obama, Romney agree to have women in all-male Masters – Updated: 2012-04-06 11:24 (Agencies)

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama believes women should be allowed to join the all-male Augusta National Golf Club, the White House said on Thursday, adding pressure on the exclusive 80-year-old organization to drop its restrictive policy.

“His personal opinion is that women should be admitted,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, saying he had spoken to Obama about the issue, as the prestigious Masters tournament got under way in Augusta, Georgia.

In a rare moment of agreement with Obama, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, the Democratic president’s likely opponent in the Nov 6 election, said if it were up to him, “of course I’d have women in Augusta.”

The question of whether women should be allowed to become members at the home of the Masters has been around for years. But it took on added significance after Ginni Rometty became chief executive officer of IBM, one the tournament’s longtime sponsors, in January.

The White House weighed in on the issue during an election campaign in which Obama and his fellow Democrats are seeking to exploit a “gender gap” in polls showing the president ahead of Republican presidential contenders with women voters. Obama is hosting a conference on women and the economy on Friday.

Carney was asked whether Obama believed the men’s-only Augusta club should open its ranks to women, especially given Rometty’s position.

“It is obviously up to the club to decide,” Carney said at the daily White House briefing. “He believes Augusta should admit women. You know, we’re kind of long past the time when women should be excluded from anything.”

Club chairman Billy Payne was pressed on the eve of the Masters on whether the club would alter its policy.

And in keeping with the club’s secretive traditions, he refused on Wednesday to provide a clear answer, saying only that membership issues were not for public debate.

Club mum on ladies at Masters – Updated: 2012-04-06 07:52 (China Daily)

The prickly issue of whether women should be allowed to join the exclusive al-male Augusta National Golf Club refuses to go away.

On the eve of the Masters, chairman Billy Payne was again peppered with questions about whether the 80-year-old club would change its restrictive policy.

In keeping with the club’s secretive traditions, he refused to provide a clear answer when asked repeatedly by the media, saying only that membership issues were not for public debate.

“Once again, that deals with a membership issue and I’m not going to answer it,” he told a news conference on Wednesday.

The issue of whether women should be allowed to become members at the home of the Masters has been around for years – most notably a decade ago when Martha Burk led a series of protests – but took on added significance after Ginni Rometty was recently named Chief Executive Officer of IBM.

IBM, the world’s largest technology services company, is a long-standing sponsor of the Masters and its past four CEOs have been granted membership to Augusta National.

The club now faces a dilemma of whether to change its policy to allow Rometty to join or spurn one of its major sponsors, but Payne refused to say whether the issue had even been discussed.

“One, we don’t talk about our private deliberations,” he said. “Number two, we especially don’t talk about it when a named candidate is a part of the question.”

Augusta’s invitation-only membership has been steeped in secrecy since the conservative club opened in 1932. Women are allowed to play the course only if invited by a member but cannot become members themselves.

The club does not reveal its full list of members, believed to be around 300, although it is known that some of the powerful men from industry and finance, including Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are members.

It was not until 1990 that Augusta National invited its first black member, businessman Ron Townsend, following a row over racial discrimination at the whites-only Shoal Creek club in Alabama that was selected to host the PGA Championship.

IBM played a big part in the change, joining other sponsors in putting pressure on Shoal Creek by pulling its television advertisements.

Like Augusta, the club has kept mum on the subject and not commented on whether Rometty should be invited.

Reuters in Augusta, Georgia

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There should be 10 clubs or club areas (if not time schedules) per club, multiplied by specific faith groups in list 2.

ORGANIC SINGLE GENDER
1) Male Hetero only.
2) Female Hetero only.
3) Male Hetero and Gay only (no Females).
4) Female Hetero and Lesbian only (no Males).

NON-ORGANIC SINGLE GENDER
5) Male Gay only.
6) Female Lesbian only.
7) Mixed Male and Female Hetero and Lesbian or Gay – no inbetweeners.

INTER GENDER ONLY
8) Everything else inbetween ONLY.

MIXED GENDER
9) Mixed Male and Female Hetero only.

MIXED GENDER DIVERSE
10) Everyone and everything else inbetween.

List 2 : (1) Monotheistic Diverse. (2) Poltheistic Diverse. (3) Monotheistic separate. (4) Polythestic seperate. (5) Interfaith Diverse.

Guess which will be the most diversity embracing that can be the only group or club that Obama can endorse or be a member of being the president of ALL citizens in the USA, the answer? : Democratic and diverse type 10-5 which is superior to all.

The single gender Augusta should be kept in place simply to keep tradition in place out of respect to 80 years of tradition. Augusta IS *MALE* and a private company, should have no impositions from the public on PC issues. Maybe to mirror the club, an ‘August’ Club can be invented. Hegelian dialectic! Stop practicing ‘impositions’ and CREATE new spaces rather than invading old ones! (See Santorum? That’s why Santorum type 9-3 fails . . . )?

ARTICLE 3

Obama under fire for ‘socialism’ – Published: 06 April, 2012, 13:40 – Edited: 06 April, 2012, 17:28

One Nation under Socialism (image from http://www.mcnaughtonart.com)

TAGS: Art, USA, Auction

Presidential portraits are usually meant to show leaders in a favorable light. But sometimes, there’s more to them than meets the eye. A painting depicting President Obama holding a burning Constitution is up for grabs for $300,000.

­One Nation under Socialism is the creation of an artist from Utah, Jon McNaughton, who has been quoted as saying “like many Americans, I feel shock at the direction our country is heading in.”

According to McNaughton, the US federal government has been moving towards socialism for over a hundred years. The creator of One Nation under Socialism says however that he would never support “an ideology which will lead to the destruction of America.”

The Forgotten Man (image from mcnaughtonart.com)

­“Socialism uses the illusion of offering fairness and justice for everyone by redistributing the wealth of the nation; picking and choosing winners and losers. This administration has taken over our health system, giving bailouts to the automotive industry, banking industry and energy industry. They support the Occupy Wall Street movement of increased taxing of the rich to pay for the welfare of the ‘less rich’. The Constitution never guaranteed equal things – only equal rights and justice. In America we should be free to succeed and free to fail,” the artist wrote on his website.

It’s not the first time President Obama has featured in a painting by McNaughton. In The Forgotten Man Obama was depicted standing on the Constitution, a scene McNaughton described as “the vanishing of the American dream.”

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Socialism uses the illusion of offering fairness and justice for everyone by redistributing the wealth of the nation; picking and choosing winners and losers. This administration has taken over our health system, giving bailouts to the automotive industry, banking industry and energy industry. They support the Occupy Wall Street movement of increased taxing of the rich to pay for the welfare of the ‘less rich’. The Constitution never guaranteed equal things – only equal rights and justice. In America we should be free to succeed and free to fail,” the artist wrote on his website.”

Not so. Socialism just ensures that there will be no EXTREME winners and no EXTREME losers. Society can do without both homeless and jobless citizens or multi-millionaires worth more than a few million, much less billionaires. The disparities inspire anger at the inequality, much like apartheid constitutions of semi-failed states posing as modern First World countries, and from what we hear, even the USA has problems in ensuring equality, though this is structural for USA rather than ideological. The US Constitution if applied properly without fail, should make USA a role model.

The Constitution never guaranteed equal things – only equal rights and justice.

TRUE, but given the extreme disparities of wealth distribution and political power distribution DUE TO lack of wealth distribution, the Constitution needs to be amended to limit sequestration of wealth which leads to sequestration of wealth bought power, even as wealth bought power must also be addressed by changes to Constitution.

ARTICLE 4

California Student in Relationship With Teacher Moves Out After Sexual Assault Arrest – by ALYSSA NEWCOMB | Good Morning America – 6 hours ago

A California student who left school, her family and her friends to live with her teacher boyfriend has ended the relationship after the teacher was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting another girl 14 years ago.

“He called me from jail and yes, I told him that we’re done,” Jordan Powers, 18, told ABC News in an exclusive interview. “I lost everything for this guy. I lost my senior year. I gave up all my friends at high school because they didn’t agree with me.”

James Hooker, 41, was arrested in Modesto, Calif., on Friday after police discovered he had an an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student in 1998.

Hooker has been under investigation for his involvement with Powers, his former business class student, with whom he appeared on national TV programs earlier this year to profess his love.

Hooker was charged with one count of oral copulation with a minor and is in jail, according to a statement from Modesto police.

“He told me that he met her online and he hung out with her just as friends and then he went to her house and she came out of the bathroom naked and he only touched her boobs and her legs,” Powers said. “He was freaked out so he left and went home. He said nothing else happened, but all of that was a lie.”

Despite the charges, Powers said nothing happened romantically between her and Hooker prior to her 18th birthday.

The teen said she believed the woman came forward now to help her see the truth about Hooker and rescue her from the relationship.

“My heart dropped. I felt betrayed. I just have a gut feeling there are other girls,” Jordan Powers said.

Her mother, Tammie Powers, has publicly tried to end the romance from the beginning and expressed relief at Hooker’s arrest.

“It’s my contention all along that he used authority and that he’s a predator,” she said.

But a reconciliation between mother and daughter isn’t happening just yet.

Jordan Powers said she is staying with a family friend in another state while she recovers from her heartbreak.

“How could he lie to me for all these months and look me in the eye and tell me he loves me?” she said. “I don’t know how someone could have such a cold heart.”

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Phenotype predator? Or inter-phenotypically predator-victim relationship (i.e. certain relationships could end in failure because of the energy ‘enmity’ natural in ALL similar phenotypes)? Could some FBI types put together profiles of “compatible-long lasting-stable” and “end-in-divorce-murder” matches THEN distribute as a form of educational booklet? This will help naturally incompatible phenotypes from marrying or identify host-parasite relationships. Also certain types do better in certain industries etc.. this could help students decide which field they can best excel in rather than being influenced by friends or family, surroundings etc.. A injunction or approach prohibition order or at worst require that the wealthier party leave for a another neighbourhood WITH HELP from the state (to find a job etc.. also for easier monitoring) – should be enough though in this case, jail is expensive and unnecessary.

ARTICLE 5

Zimmerman lawyer: Client convicted by media – April 6, 2012 8:31 AM

(CBS News) Lawyers for George Zimmerman said their client has been convicted by the media for the shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, and that no crime was committed under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” statute because the neighborhood watch volunteer acted out of fear for his life.

Appearing on “CBS This Morning,” attorney Hal Uhrig said that the fatal shooting of Martin on February 26 has been presented by the media as a “rush to judgment story – I guess that started with Johnnie Cochran and the O.J. Simpson case. It’s certainly an example here. This case had momentum created by a lot of misinformation.”

Uhrig pointed, as an example, to a picture of Martin that shows him apparently as a “12-year-old boy instead of a 6’3″ [17]-year-old varsity football player who got into a confrontation with somebody six inches shorter than him.”

Complete Coverage: The Trayvon Martin Shooting

When asked by Charlie Rose what Zimmerman would like to tell the public about the events of that night, Uhrig replied, “The short version of that is that he didn’t commit any crime. He was where he was allowed to be, not committing a crime, confronted by someone else who started the violent confrontation physically. He was attacked, broke his nose, hit his head into the ground and he defended himself. That’s not against the law.”

Uhrig said the Florida “Stand Your Ground” statute applied because Zimmerman feared for his life: “One of the points people have said, the force [used against Martin] was too much, even if he broke his nose and slammed his head into the ground. Many people remember the case of Liam Neeson’s wife – fell on a little ski slope, hit her head one time on the ground, and died. We’re familiar with the shaken baby syndrome: You shake a baby the brain shakes around inside the skull, you can die.

“When someone is pounding your head on the ground, and you’ve already had your nose broken, you could be in reasonable fear for great bodily harm – which is what the Florida statute calls for – and if you think you’re about to lose your life or be seriously injured like that, you’re absolutely entitled to take the necessary action to stop it.”

“Are you saying that’s what Mr. Zimmerman said – he thought he was in fear of losing his life and so he shot Trayvon Martin?” asked Rose.

“I can confirm that without telling you any specific words, that’s exactly what he thought,” Urhig replied.

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Craig Sonner, another Zimmerman attorney, said law enforcement agrees with Zimmerman’s decision to stay in hiding, citing threats against his client. In fact, both lawyers confirmed that they have not met with Zimmerman face-to-face, only speaking by phone, though Uhrig said an in-person meeting would happen “fairly soon.”

Uhrig explained that procedurally the State Attorney of Duvall County Angela Corey, who was assigned by Florida’s governor to the case, will take her time in her investigation and then decide whether or not to take it to a grand jury.

“If she takes it to a grand jury, then at least 12 members of the grand jury would have to vote for either an indictment or what’s called a ‘no true’ bill, which is to say, ‘Wow if you look at all the evidence now instead of just listening to the loudest voice in the crowd, it really was not a crime,'” Uhrig said.

To watch the complete interview with Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner, click on the video player above

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Actually if a stranger even throws a first punch (the prelude to random killings for fun scenario – at night and in the middle of nowhere) danger of being killed if not flashing in anyone’s mind, would be ridiculous. Someone hits you in the middle of nowhere, you’d think they want to kill you for fun. Of course if you had a gun you’d shoot because if you didn’t you’d die anyway. After the initial punch also, a person being hit might not be thinking clearly anymore, more so if being bashed into the sidewalk. Clarity of thought would not even be the issue, much less racism, this was mere survival instinct.

ARTICLE 6

That’s why they call her JWoww! Jennifer Farley steals the show in a spray-on silver dress at Three Stooges premiere – by Iona Kirby – PUBLISHED: 05:29 GMT, 8 April 2012 | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 8 April 2012

The Three Stooges actors made for a delightful trio as they hammed it up for the crowd and cameras at the premiere of their new movie.

However they were overshadowed by Jennifer ‘JWoww’ Farley who stole the show from the film’s stars by turning up in a dazzling silver dress.

The frock clung to her every curve and left little to the imagination as the Jersey Shore star walked the red carpet.

Showing off her every curve: JWoww wore a skin-tight silver dress to the premiere of The Three Stooges in Los Angeles

JWoww, 26, completed her barely there outfit with studded sandals, hoop earrings and an elegant updo for her brunette tresses.

She was joined by her boyfriend Roger Matthews at the Los Angeles event but also took the time to cuddle up to Sean Hayes of Will and Grace fame, who plays one of the Three Stooges.

JWoww was the only member of the Jersey Shore gang to show up at the premiere despite each of them having a cameo role in the film, in which they play themselves.

Arm candy: JWoww posed up with boyfriend Roger Matthews at the bash tonight

Cuddling up: JWoww struck a pose alongside Sean Hayes who plays one of the Stooges

Quite a contrast: Meanwhile Jane Lynch, who plays a nun in the movie, covered up in a blouse and wide-leg trousers

Glee star Jane Lynch was also on hand but went for an entirely different look in a patterned blue blouse and wide-leg black trousers.

The movie sees the 51-year-old in a very different role to her Glee alias Sue Sylvester as she plays Mother Superior, a nun.

Sean Hayes who plays Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos who plays Moe, and Will Sasso who plays Curly, arrived at the event in casual attire.

Slapstick: Actors Chris Diamontopoulos, top, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso, bottom, hammed it up for the cameras

Spot the difference: The trio arrived in casual attire before sneaking off and getting into character

Larking around: The three put on quite the show for the cameras and the crowd as they promoted their upcoming movie

Silly: The gang left and then returned in full costume eating chinese food while in a carriage

They then threw a spanner in the works for the crowd as they snuck off and then returned in full costume, pulling up at the bash in a carriage while eating chinese food.

The trio larked around in matching tuxedos, posing in a series of ridiculous poses much to the delight of the premiere’s attendees.

The slapstick comedy, directed and produced by the Farrelly brothers, is due for release on April 13.

Belly laughs: Sean Hayes plays Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos plays Moe, and Will Sasso plays Curly in the slapstick comedy

Blondes have more fun: Becki Newton (L) and Stefanie Scott chose colourful summery outfits for the sunny evening event

Girl power: (L-R) Nicky Whelan, Brenda Song, and Christine Woods all threw their arms around each other as they smiled on the red carpet

The story sees the three men stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show after trying to save their childhood orphanage.

The movie boasts a star-studded cast which includes Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Hudson, Larry David and Kate Upton.

Sofia was not on hand at the event tonight as she is currently in New York to host Saturday Night Live.

Party people: (L-R) Vanessa Angel, Carley Craig and Perrey Reeves all showed their support for the star-studded film

Happy days: Carrie Fisher (L) and Erin Allin O’Reilly looked excited to see the film ahead of its April 13 release

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Who ARE all these people? Talk about D List!

– LuLu, NoVa, USA, 08/4/2012 13:10
Rating   145

OMG, Who would want to see this film.

– paul, How to upset DM readers who think everything is real, 08/4/2012 12:39
Rating   93

J-Wo, woob, woob, woob, woob – she is hot!!

– Frank, Detroit – Michigan – USA, 08/4/2012 12:37
Rating   26

This movie looks like such a horrendous stinker, they’ll probably have to hand out clothespins with the tickets.

– Yoda, in a galaxy far, far away, 08/4/2012 12:27
Rating   75

Oh wow I haven’t seen Brenda Song in a while. Glad to see she’s healthy and happy.

– Amelie, New York City, 08/4/2012 12:24
Rating   41

Probably the worst film after ‘springbreakers’

– Naya, London, 08/4/2012 09:44
Rating   37

Ste looks amazing Nice to see her face had calmed down. She looked a bit cat like last time I saw her

– RB 007, Liverpool. UK, 08/4/2012 09:18

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This lot are so privileged and have played so many characters (making them indirectly uncommitted to their roles) that there is no point watching them act. Also there is nothing real about being on permanent holiday or clubbing every night yet having no discernible source of income or actually working. This is not acting, this is ‘being themselves’ having fun while society crumbles around them.

Could the casting directors or producers stop using relatives and friends and actually hold REAL auditions so that someone off the street, hungry, and freshly learning to display freshly learnt acting skills or an organic sense of self (especially not worth millions so the general 99% audience can REALLY relate to them) and ready to throw themselves into the role would be better – there is a nominally insincere incongruity, residual mockery and complaisance about the plutocrat no matter what role – even if poor or so sick or so ill or disabled – or no matter how young that has the final effect of taking away from the viewer rather than adding on to them – soul theft  . . . ). Also consistency and as few crossovers as possible would be good. Lookalikes are also bad in many ways. The last thing the 99% need is 1%rers playing 99%ters (much like ‘blackface’ actors playing Africans or African Americans.). For example J-Lo’s Jenny from the Block series of songs was an indicator she had hit that plutocrat level, and was trying to qualify her ‘poor’ roots, compensating for ‘toffness’. That can’t be done for real. Unless a habit of giving away enough to remain ‘from the block’.

Well the day anyone reaches 401K in personal asset, much less 4.01M, is the day that the organic feel disappears and they should retire. Any film or art connoiseur would concur. The best acting disappears with security that wealth brings. Players of 99% people must be by 99% people, much like 1% people should play 1%people (or boxers should play boxers – the Rocky the Boxer series would have been tremendously better played by an ACTUAL boxer though the script was quite organic . . . the later backgrounds in the later films were especially bad, gilded gold and plush curtains, ‘rat pack’ style suits, champagne and roses in 5 star restaurants etc..), IF either group does not worry they will make a mockery of their own group in the process (which needs a sincere love of where they were from AND still in . . . ).

More artificiality that who knows has led to the immense poverty and extreme wealth sequestration plaguing the world today. The sense of proportion is afflicted by ‘psyche/psychic mismatch’ of the actors and their roles or depicted persons and groups, the deeper implications and effects on society are unconscionable and doubtless harmful.

ARTICLE 7

The Earth is full By Paul Gilding, Special to CNN – April 8, 2012 — Updated 1339 GMT (2139 HKT) Paul Gilding: World crisis is coming

Paul Gilding: The demands we place on the environment far exceed its capacity
He says we are heading for a day when economic growth will reach its limit on Earth
It makes sense to start planning for changes needed to adapt to the coming crisis, he says
Gilding: Allies’ response in World War II showed our capability to change quickly and survive

Editor’s note: Paul Gilding, author of “The Great Disruption,” is an advocate and adviser to nongovernmental organizations and businesses and the former chief executive of Greenpeace. He spoke at the TED2012 conference in February. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading” which it makes available through talks posted on its website.

(CNN) — For 50 years the environmental movement has unsuccessfully argued that we should save the planet for moral reasons, that there were more important things than money. Ironically, it now seems it will be money — through the economic impact of climate change and resource constraint — that will motivate the sweeping changes necessary to avert catastrophe.

The reason is we have now reached a moment where four words — the earth is full — will define our times. This is not a philosophical statement; this is just science based in physics, chemistry and biology. There are many science-based analyses of this, but they all draw the same conclusion — that we’re living beyond our means.

The eminent scientists of the Global Footprint Network, for example, calculate that we need about 1.5 Earths to sustain this economy. In other words, to keep operating at our current level, we need 50% more Earth than we’ve got.

Watch Paul Gilding’s TED Talk

In financial terms, this would be like always spending 50% more than you earn, going further into debt every year. But of course, you can’t borrow natural resources, so we’re burning through our capital, or stealing from the future.

While they use different words, leaders and experts around the world are acknowledging this. Chinese Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian said last year, “The depletion, deterioration and exhaustion of resources and the worsening ecological environment have become bottlenecks and grave impediments to (our) economic and social development.” If I had said that in the ’90s, when I was the global head of Greenpeace, it would have been dismissed as doom-and-gloom extremism!
Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

TED.com: How we wrecked the ocean

Even the previous heresy, that economic growth has limits, is on the table. Belief in infinite growth on a finite planet was always irrational, but it is the nature of denial to ignore hard evidence. Now denial is evaporating, even in the financial markets. As influential fund manager Jeremy Grantham of GMO says: “The fact is that no compound growth is sustainable. If we maintain our desperate focus on growth, we will run out of everything and crash.” Or as peak oil expert Richard Heinberg argues, we are moving beyond peak oil and into “peak everything.”

Despite this emerging understanding, the growth concept is so deeply ingrained in our thinking that we will keep pushing economic growth as hard as we can, at whatever cost is required.

As a result, the crisis will be big, it will be soon, and it will be economic, not environmental. The fact is the planet will take further bludgeoning, further depleting its capital, but the economy cannot — so we’ll respond not because the environment is under great threat, but because the science and economics shows that something far more important to us is jeopardized — economic growth.

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A good indicator is that, despite the recession of the past few years, oil and food prices are approaching record highs again, driven by underlying, long-term trends that even a recession can’t slow down. Grantham calls this “the most important economic event since the Industrial Revolution.”

If serious growth returns, the resulting resource price spikes, particularly oil and food, will soon kill it again. As a result, what we are facing is not a few bad years of slow growth like this past recession, but a fundamental shift — the end of cheap resources and an environment in a state of collapse.

Even normally cautious bodies like the International Energy Agency and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development are sounding the alarm, with the latter recently releasing a comprehensive report forecasting a world in 2050 that will be defined by resource constraint and its economic impacts. They even dare to ask: “Will the growth process undermine itself?”

TED.com: Peter Diamandis says abundance is our future

So when this crisis hits, will we respond or will we simply slide into collapse? Crisis elicits a powerful human response, whether it be personal health, natural disaster, corporate crisis or national threat. Previously immovable barriers to change quickly disappear.

In this case, the crisis will be global and will manifest as the end of economic growth, thereby striking at the very heart of our model of human progress. While that will make the task of ending denial harder, it also means what’s at risk is, quite simply, everything we hold to be important. The last time this happened was World War II, and our response to that is illustrative of both the denial and delay process and the likely form our response to this crisis will take.

TED.com: The global power shift

When we look at history we tend to see the progress of events as inevitable, but it was rarely so at the time. Indeed, the UK’s powerful response to Hitler and the United States’ equally extraordinary mobilization after Pearl Harbor both followed long years of denial and debate.

Many argued that the threat wasn’t that great, the response would be too expensive to afford, the public wouldn’t support it. Sound familiar? But when the response came, when the scale of the threat was finally accepted, our response was breathtaking. As Churchill told his country: “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”

With denial gone, governments knew what was “necessary.” They directed industry to support the war — banning civilian auto production just four days after Pearl Harbor. They raised massive amounts of money to fund investment and technology research at an extraordinary scale — indeed, U.S. spending on the war rose from 1.6% of GDP in 1940 to 37% just five years later. To achieve this, they curtailed personal consumption and drove remarkable behavior change to free up financial and other resources for the war effort.

Do you find this hard to imagine today? Then try to imagine the alternative — that in a collapsing global economy and society we will stand by and simply watch the slide. There is no precedent in modern history on which to base that conclusion and plenty of evidence for the alternative. Humanity may be slow, but we are not stupid. Get ready for the great disruption.

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CNN is becoming a disinfo media agent writing disinfo via increasingly inaccurate propaganda. Also see the ‘Agrarian-Subsistence Skyscraper’ below.

There are 148,940,000 km² = 57,491,000 square miles of land (29.2 % of total surface) AND  36,794,240,000 acres (36+ billion acres)

So considering that . . . food production now takes up 40 percent of the Earth’s land surface . . . (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/12/1209_051209_crops_map.html)

Land IF distributed at 1 acre per family or 4 unrelated individuals, for a very good diet and much living space and no longer encroaching on natural habitats of wild-life (this could be 3 acres but we have to consider that within certain  areas environments are too harsh and only the wealthy will be able to cultivate such areas – suggest that the wealthiest rehabilitate unliveable areas, their sequestration of wealth is quite useless . . . ) , we’d still be able to retain ALL existing urban areas.

. . . go hi-rise with the agriculture areas, and problem is instantly solved. See below diagram :

If humanity cannot make the most of this planet, humanity does not deserve to leave this planet. If humanity cannot share wealth and resources or innovate, humanity does not deserve to leave this planet. If humanity cannot even get their media portals to tell the truth, allow apartheid or bad laws to persist, cannot even apply the Human Rights Charter, allow signatories to be breakers of UN laws to sit in the Human Rights Council, humanity's 'leaders' are as of now FAIILURES and LIARS. The medieval era is still here, CNN type media is very inaccurate in this article at least !

Humanity only needs WEALTH DISTRIBUTION and LAND DISTRIBUTION.

Shame on you CNN! Bad reporting with skewed agendas that will harm planet Earth’s inhabitants.

There is NO WORLD (population) CRISIS, the EARTH IS NOT FULL. Withdraw your false flaggers CNN ! “The Great Disruption” is propaganda. There is though a pollution crisis. Greenpeace cannot be serious about associating with such lies. The UN cannot be associating with Greenpeace as well. If CNN is honest at all.

Read link below. https://malaysiandemocracy.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/3966/ (Article 3) for more on how even a few thousand people can survive on 1 acre . . .

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A minority of 1 – by Robert Ringer (A Voice of Sanity Blog from World Net Daily) – Posted: May 21, 2010 1:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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As BHO (FOX News Refers To Obama as “BHO”) continues to transform the United States into a socialist hell, yet another poke in the eye is the National Mediation Board’s proposal to make it easier for airline and railroad workers to unionize.

For 75 years, the rule has been that for any class of workers (e.g., pilots) employed by an airline or railroad to unionize, a majority of all employees in that class have to vote for unionization. But the proposed new rule would require only that a majority of employees who actually vote on the question of unionization would be needed to unionize.

All Democrats love unions; Republican progressives love unions; and even many conservatives believe that a worker should be allowed to join a union voluntarily, so long as those who do not want to join the union are not forced to do so.

Which probably makes me a minority of one. Why? Because not only do I believe that workers do not have a right to unionize a company through tyranny of the majority, I don’t believe that any worker has a right to join a union without the consent of his employer.

What would it look like if the federal behemoth were severely cut down to size? Read Wayne Allen Root’s prescription for the nation in “The Conscience of a
Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts”

It is a basic tenet of libertarian-centered conservatism that without property rights, no other rights are possible. Unfortunately, most people do not understand this fundamental concept. They view property only as inanimate matter, separate and apart from a person’s life.

In actual fact, they are so connected that one is virtually an extension of the other. If you took everything an individual owned, the fact is that he would not own his own life, because whenever he attempted to create something for his personal gain, the fruits of his labor could again be confiscated.

The same is true of purchasing property. The money used to make a purchase presumably was earned through the purchaser’s efforts. That makes the money an extension of his life, and, therefore, the same would be true of anything purchased with that money.

A libertarian-centered conservative believes that no one has a right to any other person’s property, which includes both his body and everything he owns. When people make “humanitarian” statements about human rights being more important than property rights, they are, in a sense, correct. That’s because human rights include property rights, as well as all other rights of man.

A man has the right to dispose of his life and his property in any way he chooses, without interference from anyone else. By the same token, he has no right to dispose of any other person’s life or property, no matter what his personal rationalizations may be.

As explained in “Fundamentals of Liberty,” there are only three possible ways to view property:

No.1 ANARCHY/BARBARISM

Anyone may take anyone else’s property whenever he pleases.

No.2 ABSOLUTISM/DICTATORSHIP

Some (select) people may take property of other people whenever they please.

No.3 DEMOCRACY (One-man, one-vote) / Republicanism (Lesser Representative Democracy)

No one may ever take anyone else’s property without his permission.

It is self-evident to anyone who believes in individual liberty that the only morally valid way of viewing property is No. 3. Likewise, no one has a right to tell a property owner (property being land, buildings, a business, or anything else that a person may own) what he can or cannot do with his property.

Take a business, for example. It belongs to the owner, whether he started the business himself or bought it from someone else. No one has a right to take any part of someone else’s business, nor do they have a right to tell him what he can and cannot do with his business.

If a business grows large and has millions of shareholders, the business is the property of many people – the shareholders. Thus, size is irrelevant when it comes to property rights. When property rights are violated against a multinational corporation as opposed to a “mom-and-pop” business, it simply means that far more people become victims of government aggression. It is a moral absurdity to believe that bigness validates aggression.

Therefore, as a minority of one, I am compelled to say that regardless of the size of a business, the only way unionization is morally valid is if the owner of that business voluntarily agrees to it. Why? Because it’s his business! It’s his property! And it is his human right to set the rules for his own property!

In a truly free society, a worker has one inalienable, overpowering right with regard to his job: He can quit at any time. He is not a slave, so his employer cannot chain him to his work. If he wants to belong to a union, he is free to search for employment with a company that allows workers to unionize.

The fact that so many people reading this article will find my comments to be extreme speaks only to how far down the road toward socialism we have traveled. We no longer respect property rights, especially when the property is a business. Generations have been brainwashed into believing that abstract notions such as “the good of society” and “social justice” are more important than private ownership.

The proposed new ruling by the National Mediation Board opens a debate that is nothing more than a distraction. The real debate should be over whether or not employees should be allowed to unionize at all without the consent of the owner.

This is precisely the kind of issue that has caused conservatives to lose their way over the years. Until politicians have the courage to confront an issue such as unionization head on and stop buying into debates about whether to move further to the left or stick to what has become the status-quo left, America will continue its acceleration toward total collapse – both morally and economically.

It will be interesting to see if anyone reading this article has a strong enough belief in the absolute sanctity of property rights to agree with what I’ve said here. That would be nice, because it would instantly elevate me to the status of being part of a minority of two.

“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” Mahatma Gandhi

(The truth propounded in this site being, that Malaysia’s Laws and Constitution as currently standing ARE institutionalised APARTHEID from the Colonial era which neither BN nor PR, (much less the Bar Council or Judiciary of which both groups should have their degrees revoked, the earlier 2 coalitions mentioned unvotable,  for the tacit approval of APARTHEID via silence, lack of address and mention) have yet to honestly address and mention or discuss openly . . . )

  

MahatmaGandhi    Robert Ringer (article author)

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Try considering the above issue on property to social freedoms now. Even for a minority of 1 (being rhetorical here, generally such uniqueness is extremely rare), no matter how rarefied/antipathetic the meme or preference, equitable space reasonable to ‘life and liberty’ as considered against the UNHCR AND access to NEUTRAL spaces must be given, must be protected. In this the district by district concept of living space earlier discussed is the best way to apply unique and diverse mosaics of disyricts (preferably with the most incompatible districts being as seperate from the least compatible ones as possible).

Try the below groups for example in order of ease of implementation for closed districts, though with access to neutral spaces, such as traveling spaces etc.. :

i) Luddites/Anti-technology types (this district being ENTIRELY free of Electrosmog, ELF or EMF emissions)
ii) Smokers-Tobacco users/Coffee users (this district will allow use of tobacco throughout/the other coffee throughout – as we know Coffee is disallowed to Xians etc..) For more information on coffee use, see : https://malaysiandemocracy.wordpress.com/category/coffee/
iii) Fundo-religionists (wearers of Burkha to any dietarily limited persons)
iv) Conscientious military objectors (refusers of military culture, who must be offered abstention options and not punitive fines and jail terms to allow them to make a choice without being punished for making a choice)
v) LGBT (non-binary gender types – as sexual-energic exchanges appear to exceed beyond a street or neighbourhood at anytime, separate districts should be considered or dedicated living spaces in generally closed districts at night may be dedicated to these persons at a quantum suitable to the number of such persons)
vi) Red Light Districts (sex workers and sex worker patrons (nominally atheists) without religious injunctions to follow)
vii) Nudists (wearers of nothing, again the psychic-vibrancy issue arises, so dedicated places for nudists could be ensured)
viii) Organic psychedelic users (again the psychic-vibrancy issue arises, so dedicated places for organics users could be ensured)
ix) advocates of right to bear arms (they could live with others fine with the preference, though perhaps with high and thick walls to prevent any accidental misfirings – this should be at cost to the users of this district IF not a majority to warrant use of tax funds)
x) Synthetic psychedelic users (due to the sometimes permanent and undesirable mental effects synthetics cause, these persons could be required to distance themselves from certain groups again, physically or otherwise – with the very most toxic and debilitating drugs left entirely illegal unless a euthanasia or consensual waiver staying awarness of potential permanent mental debilitation is considered)
xi) Neurotech/Cybernetic/Electrosmog-causing-device Areas (the enhanced or debilitating effects may require inhibitants to give signed waivers and for service providers to give accurate readings of ionising radiation and EMF or ELF emissions on a street to street basis)

All these groups or combinations thereof should have dedicated districts or spaces appropriate to their community size for expression of self,self determinism etc.. and not be subject to discriminative disenfranchising and punitive laws or uncivilised harassment by citizens with differing preferences.

This must be assured WITH government awareness, formal recognition ofthe group, guarantees (administrators of government MUST be entirely neutral and non-judgmental and have no personal preferences or if they do have such prefeerence are very aware of the need to remain neutral in applicatio of thje law as oer professional administrators) of protection from discimination by other citizens, to ensure at least civilised treatment of the person is assured as per a responsible government.

The above suggested typifies an ideal First World Country’s conditions where any disparate group’s Human Rights may not be infringed on, via illegal electronic surveillance, secret druggings, theft of tangible or intangible property, tangible or intangible spiritual property, general harrassment or bullying by the mob-minded among the majority of citizens without consent or awareness in the most abusive cases.

Note : Building space issues notwithstanding, the above concept of separate districts was extrapolated from the ‘Nudist Colony’ and ‘Red Light Districts’ concept. So I thought why not specialised districts for every other disparate and diverse group? I have hence advocated closed districts based on a single street to a few streets (for example) since . . . with the narrow minded having condemened and smeared this one’s reputation no end with all forms of indirect retaliations from neurotech implantations/NLPs that have left some of us with no privacy, our human rights invaded upon, contrived car accidents (the last one being particularly serious), psychiatry-pharma neuro-poisonings to manipulative public reactions from people unknown no end. This world does not belong to any mob minded group, the world has enough space for everyone, the selfishness, hatred, unreasonable insularism and intolerance is a sign of a very vicious, sick, uncivilised and fundamentalist minded society. Hopefully the next generation of MPs and Senators or what not will have the presence of mind to develop a conscience and mental flexibility to appreciate the rarer mosaic parts that make up any and all societies . . . diversity is strength.

2 Articles On Inequitable Sentencing In England, 1 Article on Narrowmindedness – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 13th february 2012

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Student, 20, arrested for ‘frying hamster in a pan for ‘laughs’ at wild house party’ – by David Baker – Last updated at 12:35 PM on 11th February 2012

Police have arrested a 20-year-old student who is alleged to have cooked a hamster in a frying pan when a raucous house party got out of control.

Officers were called to the flat in York and were left horrified to discover the pet rodent dead in a frying pan in the kitchen.

They had broken up the wild party after calls from neighbours complaining about the noise and it is thought an investigation will now hinge on whether or not the hamster was already dead before it was fried.

Cruel: A student allegedly cooked a pet hamster like this one in a frying pan at a house party in York (file picture)

North Yorkshire Police confirmed that a joint investigation has been launched with the RSPCA over the incident.

A spokesman said ‘A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

‘He has been released on bail while inquiries continue.’

According to the RSPCA someone in the UK dials their 24 hour cruelty line, on average, every 30 seconds.

last year they investigated 159,686 cruelty complaints and secured 2,441 convictions by private prosecution to protect animals against those who break the laws.

Last month, Paul Henry was sentenced to six months in jail after he cooked

Callous: Paul Owen Henry, 45, put a cat in a microwave and killed it

a pet cat to death in a microwave in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Lincoln Magistrates Court heard how 45-year-old Henry had cooked his friend’s beloved black and white moggy ‘Suzie’ after he was left home alone at his flat.

How brazen can you get? Thief steals phone from girl’s bag… and poses with it in front of good Samaritan passenger FILMING him

The cat’s owner Andrew Parsons, 38, returned from work to find the remains of the 18-month-old cat in the microwave oven and the words ‘Menu fried cat £1.20’ written on the kitchen wall of the flat.

District Judge John Stobart told Henry, that he was passing the maximum sentence the law allowed after describing it as the ‘worse case of animal cruelty’ he could imagine.

He told Henry the cat was killed in ‘the most brutal and sadistic way’ and added, ‘I can’t think of a worse case of animal cruelty.

‘When Andrews Parsons eventually returned home he was to find his TV broken, his light fitting destroyed and the cat dead in the microwave after suffering the most appalling death.

Prosecutions for animal cruelty have been enforced since 2007, when the Animal Welfare Act became law in England.

The Act places a legal obligation on owners and keepers of animals to care for them properly.

Sick: The writing on the wall found at Mr Parsons’ flat, reading ‘Menu Fried Cat £1.20’. Mr Parsons found Suzie’s body in the microwave

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Who’s going to pay for the jail term? Neither the student nor Henry intends to attack people so not need to imprison, at most get an injunction order against touching or handling cats at least. Sentence Henry to work at an Animal Welfare home at most. As this animal was not bred and intended as a food animal, there should be some outcry, but imprisoning does not make sense. At most microwave Henry (abit) to teach Henry about humane culling and send Henry to study a humane culling course for cats (I suggest Korea where a fine fine made from Cat has been the tradition for years). Henry though should learn the difference between food animals and pets. The mental makeup and socialisation of the 2 types of animals is entirely different, food animals probably being heavily drugged and not given oppoerunity to socialise with their own species. As for the hamster case, if humane culling occured, then no issue, but it is doubtful that humane culling is a skill among racuous teens.

 

 

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Fines for spitting? Council pushes for right to fine those caught in the act By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 1:17 AM on 11th February 2012

Action: Enfield Council are hoping to persuade Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to argue with their proposals to fine people for spitting

A council is hoping to become the first area in Britain to ban spitting in public.

Enfield Council in North London has asked Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to approve a bye-law, after huge local support

More than 3,000 residents signed a petition in favour of a ban.

However, just four  people raised objections during a consultation period.

If Mr Pickles gives the thumbs-up, the council aims to have the ban in place within a month.

Council enforcement officers would be empowered to hand out fixed penalty notices – expected to be around £80 – to anyone caught spitting.

Those refusing to pay could face prosecution and a potential fine of up to £5,000.

Although the borough’s CCTV cameras would not be used to detect incidents of spitting, it is thought that film could be brought in evidence in any court cases.

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Enfield councillor Chris Bond, environment member of the council’s cabinet, said: ‘Spitting is a truly disgusting habit and the vast majority of people are in favour of us banning it.

‘It is now up to the Government to decide whether or not we can ban spitting in this borough and I’d urge them to listen to the views of people living here and give us the ability to tackle this foul practice once and for all.’

Watch out: Anyone caught spitting in Enfield could be fined £80 should the proposals be accepted (Posed by models)

Here’s what other readers have said. Why not add your thoughts, or debate this issue live on our message boards.

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

So, no-one posting comments has ever had a bad cough? You’re walking along, cough, bring up a mouthful of green splodge, you don’t have a hankerchief and you can’t see a bin or a drain…what do you do…chew on it for a while? Impossible to enforce…another fat councillor inventing non-jobs to keep your council tax rolling in to his bank account.

– amanda, gloucester, 11/2/2012 10:45
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I though spitting was an offence I can remember signs saying £5 fine

– george, Hitchin, 11/2/2012 10:45
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Can we start with the Great game of football. Some of the players need an IQ test. They may have the cars money and WAGS but they need to be taught some manners.

– Toto Kubwa, Cyprus, 11/2/2012 10:43
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What next fined for breathing.They should fine bankers and politicians for ruining our lives and it should not be £80.

– cyril, bedford, 11/2/2012 10:38
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Not hard to see why it’s become popular watch any football match, some of our players could spit for England !

– Birdseye, Chepstow, 11/2/2012 10:37
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Being old I can remember when this was an offence – a finable offence – just about everywhere. Question is, who decided that this should be dropped? Some trendy maybe. I believe that the offence was a local by-law offence, not an offence against a Parliamentary Act. I suppose we’ll now see arguments over just who is responsible for enforcing this with the police telling us yet again it isn’t their job and that they are too busy doing other things more important. Interesting that there are never published figures showing the number of police actually on duty but in police stations (i.e. an hourly graph) as a comparison of those in the streets dealing or preventing offences.

– Norman Speight, London UK, 11/2/2012 10:34
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To right, on the spot fine or turn up at the police station to pay your fine. I’m thed up with seeing people spitting out there flem onto the pavement of which I walk upon. Some parts of Coventry are bad enough dodging all the dog mess but I have to keep my eyes on the pavement looking out for flem. It’s dirty and can spread all sorts of illness around.

– Paul, Coventry, 11/2/2012 10:34
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“A council is hoping to become the first area in Britain to ban spitting in public.” Spitting in public was illegal before WW II. I remember the notices on lamp posts forbidding it on pain of a £5 fine. More than a weeks wages at that time and there were more police around to enforce it.

– John, Surrey, 11/2/2012 10:34
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How will you get the youth of today to stop spitting when “sports men” set the example by doing it all the time. One of the prominent signs on buses used to be “No spitting” one reason for this was that it was considered to be a source of spreading TB which was rampant in the 40’s and 50’s. We are now faced with even deadlier TB so it now would be a good time to stamp out this filthy habit on the streets and on the play fields, start by fining the big earning football players.

– Bev, Gillingham Dorset, 11/2/2012 10:34
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What next? Farting in public. I don’t like spitting as much as the next person but feel this is going too far. I run long distance and when I do I produce overwhelming amounts of congested rubbish off my chest which is often black (I don’t smoke I live in a city). Do you really expect me to swallow that, or should I carry a spitoon?

– Nan, NY state, 11/2/2012 10:32

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Depends on where the spit actually goes (notwithstanding where it was intended to go – grassy knolls where people are not going to be sitting, drains, or down drain covers should be ignored) and the intention of the spitter or reason for spitting. No need to fine, an option to clean up the mess can be given in lieu of fining. Also a 80 sterling fine is too high. It’s a spit wad, and will not cost 80 sterling to clean up. Equitable remember? How about an 8 sterling fine instead? That is along the lines of 1-2 mins of cleaning work by any workers. In a high volume area in fact, the pedestrian traffic would render the fine meaningless, please use common sense. If someone was fined for farting it’d be similar. In less than a minute nothing would remain, so how could anyone expect to pay for that. You’d have all kinds of people accusing the police of being malicious and making up stories instead.

Word against word, that sort of thing – IF 80 sterling (because 80 sterling is too much) the sheer unfairness factor would doubtless result in challenges to the case and refusal to cooperate. As for 8 sterling, being fairly reasonable, would not meet such resistence because the fairness factor is there. But if they try to cut the civilian throats with cuthroat fines, doubtless the citizen will see fit to retaliate in whatever form, namely simple denials against the offensively high fine for an inconsequential offence. If the police lays a hand on the indignant person about to walk away, assault reports etc.. will result. Society will become less harmonious because a spit wad becomes a reason to fine heavily. Orwellian England strikes again!

 

 

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Dwarf left disabled after he was picked up and thrown to the ground blames England rugby team’s World Cup antics for copycat attack – by Emma Reynolds – Last updated at 3:29 PM on 16th January 2012

Career-ending: Martin Henderson was celebrating his birthday at a pub when he was picked up and dropped

A dwarf who is facing life in a wheelchair after being picked up and thrown to the ground has blamed England’s rugby team for giving his attacker the idea.

Martin Henderson suffered injuries to his back and legs after being dropped on to the hard ground as he had a cigarette outside a pub in Wincanton, Somerset.

The life-changing attack on the 37-year-old came shortly after the England players visited a ‘dwarf-tossing’ competition at the World Cup in New Zealand.

The stars, including Zara Phillips’s husband Mike Tindall, were disciplined for attending the event, as well as for other acts of bad behaviour on the tour.

Mr Henderson believes that the violence that has put an end to his promising acting career could have been inspired by the news story about the players’ night out in September.

‘The England players had been in trouble for going to a dwarf tossing event and this might have given this guy the idea,’ he said.

The rugby stars were seen downing shots as they partied in a Queenstown bar called Altitude, which was hosting a ‘Mad Midget Weekend’.

This was also the night that Tindall, newly married into the Royal Family, was captured on CCTV kissing ex-girlfriend Jessica Palmer.

The night out followed a disastrous opening match for the England team, setting the tone for their appalling performance on and off the field during the tournament.

Mr Henderson, who suffers from achondroplasia dwarfism and spinal stenosis, said his legs went numb after the callous attack.

He said: ‘I had surgery on my back in 2010 and was making really good progress and my surgeon was really happy with me.
Party time: Dan Cole and Steve Thompson were among the England players who were on a night out in the Altitude Bar in Queenstown

Party time: Dan Cole and Steve Thompson were among the England players who were on a night out in the Altitude Bar in Queenstown

‘But then this happened and it’s kicked it all off again. I keep falling over and I found out today that I have fractured my arm.

‘Every time I stand up I don’t know if I’m going to fall over. I will have to use a wheelchair and I won’t get any acting jobs.

Paralysed rugby player who thought he would never have a family defies doctors to walk, wed, and have a baby daughter

‘I just hope they catch him. I don’t usually have any trouble and I know that I have never upset anyone in Wincanton.’
Numb: Mr Henderson, 37, said he struggles to stay upright and often falls over following the attack

Numb: Mr Henderson, 37, said he struggles to stay upright and often falls over following the attack

Mr Henderson has made an allegation of assault and police have launched an investigation and issued a description of the offender.

The attack on the 4ft 2ins man from Milborne Port, near Yeovil, happened outside Wincanton’s White Horse pub.

Mr Henderson has appeared on TV’s Bigger Breakfast and as one of the seven dwarfs in the pantomime Snow White.

He also appeared alongside famous dwarf actor Warwick Davis in the TV mini-series 10th Kingdom – an adventure programme featuring Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Now he fears he will not be hired for any more acting jobs. ‘We were having a good night out to celebrate my birthday and there were a few of us drinking together in a corner of the pub,’ he said.

‘I went outside for a cigarette and the next thing I know I’m suddenly in the air and someone has got hold of me. I was then dropped on to my back on to the hard floor.

‘From what I remember, there was only one person involved but it was very  scary as I didn’t know what was going on.

‘I guess I was an easy target and the only reason I was picked on was because I am small.

‘People’s attitudes to me when I go out can be pretty cruel. Most are OK but you get the odd idiot who will make fun and start laughing at me.

‘You just have to ignore it but this is the first time I have been picked up and thrown about.’

Mr Henderson described the attacker as being white, about 5ft 8ins tall and of a slim build with dark hair and a hooded top.

A police spokesperson said: ‘Officers investigating would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the pub on the night of October 7.

‘It follows an incident in which a small person was picked up by an unknown person in the bar and dropped.’

Here’s what other readers have said. Why not debate this issue live on our message boards.

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

why use the term “a dwarf” ? Would “man” not suffice? At the end of the day a man of normal height would probably sustain injury in similar circumstances.

– facts, poundland, 13/1/2012 12:26
Rating   33

What an incredibly cruel thing to do…but l think going to a commercial venue where they do so-called “dwarf tossing” is also horrible and if it was up to me l would punish the whole team for bringing the sport into disrepute. Just because the people being tossed are getting paid does not excuse such foul behaviour.

– Alien McWeirdo, Some Wild Abandoned Star, 13/1/2012 11:13
Rating   27

I hope he has stopped smoking!!!

– facts, poundland, 13/1/2012 11:08
Rating   41

Dreadful but….”Mr Henderson believes that the violence that has put an end to his promising acting career ” (sic)…………….Oh please.

– J H , Bournemouth, 13/1/2012 10:53
Rating   38

Surely he should blame the ‘dwarf tossing’ competition organisers…dont hate the player, hate the game…

– jb, Glasgow, 13/1/2012 10:44
Rating   4

He should take them to a small claims court

– Kerry, Berkshire, 13/1/2012 10:15
Rating   8

Disgraceful. How could anyone stoop so low?

– Charles, Auckland, New Zealand, 13/1/2012 09:38
Rating   30

I sincerely hope they catch the brainless moron who did this and that he ends up in prison for a long time. However, I’m not holding my breath on either count.

– Scotty, Cambs., UK., 13/1/2012 08:44
Rating   37

Horrible and not right what happened to him. I’d quit smoking just to be safe if I was him.

– Cartman, Denver, USA, 13/1/2012 05:21
Rating   28

Laura, England What’s wrong with you?

– mew, england, 13/1/2012 01:47

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Another form of dehumanising objectification from mere difference leading to treatment as an object. Under the correct circumstances, the sheer difference and objectifiability gives the objectified person great power, the space between differences a source of energy no end, hence the popularity of/or the remarkable presence of LGBTs. However in a rowdy crowd filled with rough and uneducated (ineducable) people intolerant of differences in general suffering back home or at work or at school, we can see how enthusiasm for sport can become violence from sheer intolerance.

Too fat, too thin, too foreign, too short, too tall, too strange, and formerly in most of the first world too gay (effeminate or campily flouncing around doesn’t help though there  should be a place for that too) or too LGBT, (this is a severe problem in the 3rd world if you look at the laws and refusal of MPs to demand it’s change . . . ) all result in the closed minded, poorly traveled, or simply fundamentalistic mind/society intent on defending ‘comfort zones’ converting or beating into conformity, being too lazy to grow new neurons to form new views – ‘clinging to guns and religion’ as it were. They instead respond in the basest manner possible. Similarly the psyche establishment poisons and electrifies, implants, controls any who do not fit into a society to preserve ‘peace’ which actually is a form of stagnation.

Who needs to be so uniform? Only the conventional would be so uniform. In general the well read and upper crust types have more excess/neuronal energy at their command and are thus able to absorb and buffer against differences, in part media needs to present and normalise the strange and uncommon, the thought provoking, even jarring, though not too jarring and not too often while retaining ‘safe zone’ channels for the weak minded cowering in their own insularism. Meanwhile yob preferred sports venues, or some political parties with narrow views are not the best place to be different in. The comfort zone issue is insanely protected as all which are not human are objects. So they threw Henderson because of stupidity and lack of exposure to dwarfs. Suggest that tv programmes include HOURLY all sorts and varieties of people for a start, then later the more unique and strange and different the better. Insularism of a different sort, mental laziness, racism sliding into outright Nazi-ness, then Fundamentalism, finally APARTHEID and you know the rest ‘Aryans’ on crusade in ‘sand n1gg3r’ country . . . appreciate diversity don’t abuse diversity. Dwarves should form their own colonies and refine those genes by marrying the next healthiest dwarf. In the event that some virus wipes out entire populations but leaves dwarves alive, the next generation of humans could well be midgets only.

5.5 Articles On Extreme People – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 10th February 2012

In diversity, out of context, subtle insults, unique, weight on January 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

ARTICLE 1

The race to lose ONE TON (don’t confuse with Wantan) : Morbidly obese at over 600lbs, four of the world’s heaviest people attempt to change their lives on shocking new show By Daisy Dumas Last updated at 12:06 AM on 28th January 2012

They are larger than life for all of the wrong reasons.

A new TLC show is set to introduce audiences to four morbidly obese individuals as they attempt to shed pounds and live a more normal lifestyle.

My 600 Pound Life, premiering on February 1, sees the group, each member of which weighs over 600 pounds, attempting to lose an astonishing one ton between them.

645 pounds and counting: Melissa features in the new TLC series, My 600 pound life. She aims to lose a third of her bodyweight to save her life

The story has taken an amazing seven years to document. In 2004, cameras started rolling to film the four overweight Americans as they each underwent a life-changing gastric bypass operation.

They were some of the heaviest patients ever operated on for the revolutionary surgery, with one woman, Melissa, weighing 645 pounds alone.

The chance of the grave procedure having a lasting successful outcome was just five per cent.

Uncomfortable truth: Melissa says that she could cope with being 337 pounds but when she hit 645 pounds, she knew she had to make a change

Not so happy couple? Melissa and three other individuals aim to lose an astonishing ONE TON between them on the four-part series which has been filmed over seven years

The four-part series shows the life-saving but traumatic experience of surgery, the highs and lows of dealing with addiction and dependence – and the transformation from being utterly dependent to gaining a modicum of normality and a sense of self worth.

At the outset, their extraordinary weight means the foursome have little or no independence, relying on care just to live from day to day.

Bypass for your life: All four of the show’s subjects have life changing gastric bypass surgery in 2004 – the four-part series charts their struggle to lead normal lives

Some are bed-bound, unable to move from their homes.

‘It’s awful to realise what I had done to myself,’ says one woman in a sneak peak of the forthcoming first episode, while a man is heard admitting: ‘I knew that I was gonna die.’

But lives are very much interlinked, with the transformations affecting not only the health and happiness of the individuals but those around them.

One husband and wife couple show the strain, with the newly less-weighty wife admitting that her husband is struggling to come to terms with his newly active wife.

Checked baggage: One woman describes her husband’s fear of her new-found independence. ‘He’s afraid I’m gonna leave him,’ she sobs on a preview clip

‘He’s afraid I’m gonna leave him,’ she sobs.

The clip shows a horrendous post-surgery wound – and many a tear as the changelings come to terms with what they had done to themselves.

Melissa said: ‘I could tell you this whole journey was easy, but that would be a lie. But it wouldn’t be a lie to tell you it was worth it.

Losing it: The show sees a morbidly obese man falling as he attempts to get off the sofa – landing and shouting for help from his companion

‘No-one can understand it’s like to go from where I was to where I am today.’

Embodying that dependence – and independence – the story is about a lot more than weight loss: Facing the horrendous truth and taking the hard journey from forced medical intervention to developing a sense of pride.

My 600 pound Life premieres on TLC on February 1 at 9pm.

Here’s what other readers have said. Why not add your thoughts, or debate this issue live on our message boards. The comments below have not been moderated.

– kirstie, Chatham, 28/1/2012 You’ve hit the nail on the head. These so called celebs and their agents think we believe any old claptrap they spout. Please for the love of god, WAKE UP PEOPLE, they only want the adulation and the money. They all have hidden shallows!

– Suzanne, Cumbria, 28/1/2012 16:45
Rating   1

Jenna, Michigan – you must have a serious problem with your perception of body size if you think this woman has ‘soft curves’, and is a UK size 16-18. I am a UK size 16 and although I could certainly do with losing some weight, I am half the size of this woman, or less! She must be a UK size 28-30 at the least. And to imagine she is healthy at this size is ludicrous – and I very much doubt if she’s happy, either.

– Lucy, Frimley, 28/1/2012 16:39
Rating   1

For once the DM’s favourite ‘killer curves’ would be apt.

– Belle de Jour, U.K., 28/1/2012 16:29
Rating   13

She looks quite slim by American standards!

– Anthony, No Longer in Sheffield, 28/1/2012 16:28
Rating   1

I can’t wait to see it, my Tivo is programmed and ready to roll!!!

– Ocean Blue, USA , Santa Barbara, 28/1/2012 16:28
Rating   1

‘A wild Snorlax appears!’

– Daniel, Here, 28/1/2012 16:17
Rating   5

@Reader, UK I doubt it. if they reach a size 18 they will. Anything smaller than that, and they will either be ‘shockingly thin’ or ‘worryingly skinny’. You can’t win with the DM.

– Evidently ‘Unhealthy’, Brum, 28/1/2012 16:08
Rating   8

– Irving, Home Counties, 28/01/2012 13:50. ***** TLC is a satellite channel used to be called The Leisure Channel know known as TLC it’s a free channel that comes with the package. Do now you know, feel better now? Sigh ….

– julie, Essex, 28/1/2012 16:06
Rating   8

These people will be ‘Scarily skinny’ or ‘borderline anorexic’ according to the media in 20 years time.

– Craig, Sheffield, 28/1/2012 16:03
Rating   8

I always wonder where people like this get the money to buy all that food that gets them to this size, that’s a lot of food and it’s not cheap.

– DC, The rest of the world, 28/1/2012 15:48

Be inspired or disgusted . . . the gelatinous Archivist known as Pearl played by Eric Edwards II in (Blade II 1998 by Stephen Norrington) . . .

[[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]]

These people have decided to follow the crowd mainly out of necessity and not vie for the honour of ‘Man Mountain’ or ‘Woman Mountain’. But there always will be those who intend to be the biggest tallest and what not. Some can take the ‘work’ (like eating is work?!?) some cannot, and some have genetics that are not the best for these purposes. If these people feel they are not ‘maxable’ having had serious health complications to prove it, then it is no loss, as what is in the heart as important as what is in one’s genes, no point doing something one does not believe in.

Where’s that fattest (not necessarily heaviest, nor most personable but necessarily aesthetic – distinguish the nice and disgusting versions or get out of the casting profession, audiences are here to be entertained mainly) person in the world contest? None yet? Actual weight does not match actual size all the time, larger looking people that are lighter exist, and small people who have dense bones or muscle could also be quite heavy on the weighing machine, it’s like the difference between a balloon filled with air or a balloon filled with lead . . .

(Here’s a related idea for a theme restaurant . . .  at the head of the Fats Jr Jr Restaurant is one of the fattest persons  from the Mr and Miss Fat Universe eating and MC-ing, there are candles lit in that restaurant from HUMAN TALLOW fron overweight people who got lipo, the candles are categorized by age and genetic health . . . fill in the rest yourself . . . just don’t get too non-mainstream by getting into ‘Fleshcore’ or ‘Vore’ and Cannibalism, most of the public cannot take beyond fava beans, liver and chianti . . . )

Agents and film programmers, heres something again for the world to gawk at. It’s not a sideshow for them, but instant celebrity and probably life time endorsement contracts for so many foods or franchises (think hookers or poor students offering their best tattoo spots for advertising deals with brands like Cola or Fast-food or whatever Labels’) and what not that need the fattest . . . then the other extremes as well – death-camp-thin (death camp chic), giants, dwarves, muscular, one eyed, 3 breasted, whetever (memorable people make your product memorable) . . . have fun, make life that circus before the ‘regular’ non-distinct people die of boredom or old age, they will thank you physically and in spirit for making their lifespans that much longer because they were all hyped up rather than bored!

death camp chic     
-a fashion trend that has resulted from anorexia and malnourishment being depicted as, and associated with “beauty” by various celebrities and advertisements.
-the idea that intentionally starving oneself and looking like a death camp inmate is attractive and sexy.
-also a term used to describe any celebrity who looks as thought they just got released from Auschwitz.

Person A:
“Those Olsen twins look like they need to eat a fucking sandwich or something.”

Person B:
“They’re death camp chic.”

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=death%20camp%20chic

Article 2

Man without face terrorizes others for decade – 05.07.2011

Man without face terrorizes others for decade. A man with no face has been terrorizing the citizens of Riga, the capital of Latvia, for more than ten years already. He is not a ghost, but a disabled individual, who had his face severely disfigured with burns. He usually creeps up on people from behind and scares them by looking at their faces. The man does it just for fun. Psychologists say that the man with no face and other individuals like him either take revenge on the society or simply try to stand out from the crowd.

In spite of the fact the “the man with no face” has been terrorizing people in the Latvian capital for as many as ten years, his story was made public just a short while ago.

A woman, named only as Gunta, was riding a bus when a stranger approached her from behind and touched her. The woman looked back and saw a man with horrifying burns on his face and neck. The man scared the woman incredibly, and she fell seriously ill.

Several days after the incident, the woman asked for medical help. Soon afterwards, she came across the man without face in municipal transport again. The woman saw him doing the same to a little boy.

It turned out later that the woman was not the first “victim” of the disabled man, who was entertaining himself by scaring the people around him. The woman realized that it was a very delicate subject, because the man was a very unhappy person. However, she believed that his appearance did not give him the right to hurt others.

Ivar Balodis, the head of the association of disabled individuals, said that he knew many other physically challenged individuals, who use their affliction malevolently. Balodis has known “the man with no face” for over a decade. However, the disabled man has never asked anyone to help him. According to Balodis, this way of public behavior is unacceptable even for those who suffer from serious deformities. Quite on the contrary, such people need psychological help from those who can help them live with their problems.

The story of a young American woman, an aurally impaired individual, is much more shocking. Bethany Storro, 28, attracted a lot of attention in 2010 by saying that she was maimed by a stranger, who splashed acid in her face. She was sitting in a cafe, when an unknown black woman ran up to her and splashed acid in her face. One may say that Bethany was lucky: the sunglasses that she was wearing saved her eyes.

However, it later became known that there were too many strange details in her story. Storro eventually confessed that she maimed herself, that no one attacked her. She said that she wanted to commit suicide, but then changed her mind. Storro has never explained why she made up the story with the acid assailant.

Katie Piper, a British woman, fell victim to a real acid attack. She was attacked by her boyfriend. The young man decided to disfigure the woman’s face after she had broken up with him. Piper’s story received an extensive coverage in the media. Katie received plastic surgery and became a local celebrity. She regularly appears in photo shoots for glossy magazines and says that she feels beautiful again.

Yuri Levchenko, a candidate of psychological sciences, believes that such people as Katie and the faceless man from Latvia have passed beyond a certain moment of desperation. They came to realize that they will never become better. They decided to live the way they are and they do not want to hide from others.

“People want to be distinctive. Some want to do with by having large breasts, others achieve something in life, some others try to stand out with the help of their deformities. Another motive of this behavior is revenge. The society has made me like this so I am going to get even with this society. This is what such people normally think. As for the people who like to watch the photos of injured or disfigured people they usually do it to realize that they are so much better,” the psychologist said.

Ksenia Obraztsova

[[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]]

There is a place for this man and it could be that he has a new role somehow in the larger scheme of things. Many people seek to be frightened out of their ‘funk’ or just to experience fear. they will appreciate his attempt to frighten them. Offer him some kind of job at a fear institute or some such place. But NEVER put him there to be changed to something else. If there is change to be made, it must come from within him and muct never be a form of intervention that could well destroy him. Who knows after decades of frightening people he could decide to get plastic surgery, even marry and retire quite happy.

” The man scared the woman incredibly, and she fell seriously ill. ” Soul loss. The wounds needed the fear to heal somehow. So when he has had enough fear, the energic wounds would have healed and he could decide to heal the physical facade. In this case, it is through causing of fear that he heals himself.

ARTICLE 3

Britain’s fattest woman weighs 40STONE and is so big she hasn’t been outside in FOUR years

    Brenda Flanagan-Davies eats more than 6,000 calories per DAY – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks
    She can’t walk 20ft to shower without getting out of breath
    Former shop assistant has spent most of her adult life on benefits
    Married Brenda once tipped the scales at 45st

She was forced to marry husband Ron, 65, in her house because she is too fat to leave – by Rob Cooper – Last updated at 7:57 AM on 16th February 2012

Meet Britain’s new fattest woman – who weighs 40 stone and is so big that she has not left her house in four years.

Brenda Flanagan-Davies, 43, has never once sat in her taxpayer-funded living room because it takes too much effort for her to walk there from bed.

Once as heavy as 45 stone, Brenda is now the heaviest women in the UK following the death of 45-stone Sharon Mevsimler in 2010.

Big Brenda: She tips the scales at 40st and has not left her house for four years. But Brenda is addicted to food and eats more than 6,000 calories of food each day

The former shop assistant, from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, eats more than 6,000 calories per day – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks.

The recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2,000.

Brenda is virtually bed-bound by her extreme girth and is so addicted to food she even has a fridge next to her reinforced bed crammed full of chocolates and soda.

Now after years of being confined to her tiny bungalow, Brenda is begging for help after doctors warned her ‘lose weight or die.’

She said: ‘I spend my life in bed – that’s not a life. I have tried countless diets but I can’t stop eating. I can’t walk 20 feet to my shower without getting out of breath.

‘I hate this life. I want to have children while I still can, but I’m not healthy enough to get pregnant.

‘Doctors have warned me my weight could eventually kill me – I’m putting so much stress on my organs. But food is an addiction I can’t fight. I need help.’

Reinforced bed: Brenda spends her life in her bedroom – with a fridge full of snacks at her side. She spends a lot of time watching the television and has never even been in the living room

Breakfast: Brenda eats a yoghurt with two slices of toast with cheese and pickle

Snack: Three bottles of Coke and three chocolate bars – Wispas are her favourite

Lunch:  An entire large pizza with chips, then banoffee pie for dessert.

Snack: Three further chocolate bars and chips with cheese as a snack. Three bottles of Irn Bru

Dinner: Either a large portion of sausage, egg and chips or a Chinese takeaway.

Evening treat: Another three chocolate bars before bed.

Unlike Sharon, who had a gastric band fitted at her heaviest in 2009, Brenda has been told her heart is under so much strain from the fat she wouldn’t survive invasive surgery.

Sadly, mother-of-four Sharon, from Chelmsford, Essex, died of a heart attack just 13 months after her surgery.

Brenda, who is married, said: ‘I don’t want to end up like Sharon. I’ve been as heavy as 45 stone – the same as her. I feel ashamed of myself that I’m even in this position.’

Brenda, who has spent most of her adult life on benefits, is terrified of leaving the house in case she falls over and can’t get up.

In fact she has not left the house since a doctors appointment four years ago.

She said: ‘I struggled to get in and out of the car to get to the doctors and when I was there I was terrified of sitting down in case I broke a chair. I had to stand up and it was totally humiliating with everyone staring.

‘After years of being called “monster” and “lardy” in the street, I’d had enough of it.

‘People looked at me like I was a freak. They didn’t see a person, they saw a massive blob they didn’t think had any feelings.

‘Sometimes wanted to scream, and tell them I’m still a person. Everyone has their issues, but my addiction is more obvious because of my size.

‘Brenda’s days are filled with surfing the internet, watching her favourite shows and, of course, eating.

Amazingly, Brenda insists that is healthier than what she used to eat before – causing her to be her heaviest weight of 45 stone in 2006.

She said: ‘I used to eat a couple of bacon rolls plus a full English for breakfast, and I’ve cut back on takeaways.

‘To me, food is like a drug. I am constantly craving chocolate and sweets.

‘I get tired easily, so every day I drink a litre and a half of diet Coke and the same in diet Irn Bru. I pick diet to save on a few calories.’
Huge meals: Brenda’s daily menu includes a large pizza, chips, six bottles of fizzy drink and up to nine bars of chocolate

Huge meals: Brenda’s daily menu includes a large pizza, chips, six bottles of fizzy drink and up to nine bars of chocolate

Just moving 20 feet from her reinforced bariatric bed to the bathroom or her giant ‘wet room’ shower leaves Brenda gasping for breath. Sitting up straight for too long causes her severe pain.

It’s the sad reality for a woman who has been overweight her entire life, falling into a cycle of binge eating when she was a young girl.

Growing up with two average-sized parents and two slim brothers and a sister, Brenda always felt like the black sheep.

By the time she was eight Brenda weighed seven stone – the average for a 13-year-old.

She said: ‘When I was little my mum fed us normal dinners, chicken and spuds with cake after. But I would always go for seconds if I could.

‘No one else in the family seemed to gain weight. When I was eight my mum took me to see a specialist. Nothing came of it.

‘I started comfort eating as a young girl – the little pocket money I got I spent on bags of sweets. I didn’t like sport and didn’t do anything active.’

Although Brenda’s worried family continued to nag her about watching her weight, she took no notice.

She said: ‘My older brother offered to buy me a leather jacket if I lost weight, but I would just laugh it off and say ‘I will never be a size 10 – I’m a big girl.”

By the time she was 18, Brenda tipped the scales at 20 stone and was a size 18. She said: ‘I used to be in denial about my size. I am without a doubt an emotional eater.

‘I would eat whenever I was sad, happy, lonely or depressed. And the heavier I got, the sadder I got, so I just continued to eat more.’

In 1989, aged 18, Brenda got her first job as a shop assistant at a Topman in the Gateshead Metrocentre.

She said: ‘I quit after a year of working full time because I found it so tiring being on my feet all day. It was torture being surrounded by skinny, pretty girls out shopping with their boyfriends.
Obese: In six years Brenda’s weight has ballooned by 11 stone and she has never even been into her own living room because she is too big

Small meal: Brenda was overweight as a child and saw her size balloon in her 20s as she turned to comfort eating

‘I wish I could have worked more of the years, but I just wasn’t up to it physically or mentally.’

In her 20s, Brenda moved into bedsits, shutting herself off from the world.

She said: ‘I didn’t have any money and few friends. I didn’t see my family much. I couldn’t see any way through my problems and used food as comfort. I was about 28 stone by the time I was 25.’

Brenda didn’t work again until 2000, when she was hired at her local Wok And Roll takeaway shop.

But she quit after just four months because she didn’t like it.

At one point doctors prescribed Brenda course of weight-loss drugs which initially seemed to help.

Brenda said: ‘I lost four stone quite quickly but when the course finished I put twice that on again.

‘I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but I can never stick to a strict diet.

‘I take so much pleasure in chocolate that when I can’t eat it I feel like I am being punished.’

Ashamed of her body, Brenda only started dating in her 30s.

She said: ‘It was sporadic, but I had boyfriends. No matter what they said, I always felt I wasn’t their dream woman.

‘Once I went up to meet a boyfriend’s parents. They were really nice but outside his house someone called me a fat cow. It destroyed my confidence and all I could think about was going home and hiding.’

Then six years ago, at a community centre day out, that Brenda met her husband, retired labourer Ronnie Davies, 65.

The two hit it off and Ronnie, who is still living down the street from Brenda, proposed in 2010.

40 stone: During one trip out with her husband Ronnie, Brenda’s weight broke the suspension on the vehicle

She said: ‘I loved his sweet nature and personality and he liked me for my cheeky sense of humour. He was able to see past my weight.’

The pair wed in January 2010, but by then Brenda was housebound. They had a registrar from Gateshead Civic Centre come into her home to perform the ceremony, followed by a buffet and drinks.

Of the ten guests at the wedding many were former carers.

Brenda, a size 9XL, wore black trousers and smock because that was the nicest outfit she had that fit.

She said: ‘Like all women, I used to dream of a white wedding in a church. I can at least say I have found the man of my dreams.’

These days Ronnie is responsible for caring for Brenda, along with a team of hired carers.

The carers cook her normal-sized meals, but Brenda dips into the chocolate as soon as they leave.

Devoted Ronnie washes up to four loads of laundry per day as her bed sheets and clothes quickly become drenched in sweat.
‘Ronnie used to take me out in his car, a Ford Mondeo, but eventually he wasn’t able to turn the steering wheel or change gear because my flab was in the way. And the front suspension went, which we both knew was because of me. Ronnie is very sweet and loves me for who I am, but he is honest.’

Each day she is helped into her wet room where a carer helps her to shower and clean her excess skin.

Later Brenda receives a ‘deep crease clean’ on her bed to tackle the sores which develop from being in bed so much.

Brenda buys her clothes from specialist online shops which cater for the morbidly obese, using her money from incapacity benefit and disabled living allowance.

Ronnie, who draws a state pension, also receives incapacity benefit for a leg injury he sustained in 1997 as well as a carer allowance.

He is planning to move in with Brenda later this year when she is settled in her new home.

She said: ‘It’s tricky, but Ronnie and I do have a sex life. Hopefully we’ll eventually have a bed big enough for both of us.

‘Ronnie used to take me out in his car, a Ford Mondeo, but eventually he wasn’t able to turn the steering wheel or change gear because my flab was in the way.

‘And the front suspension went, which we both knew was because of me. Ronnie is very sweet and loves me for who I am, but he is honest.

‘Once we were sat in Ronnie’s car outside Tesco and a couple were stood staring at me.

‘Ronnie made a joke that they were looking at him because he was smoking – but then he told me the truth, they were looking at my flab.’

Still, Brenda remains hopeful that eventually she will get help in time to become a mum.

She said: ‘My ideal weight would be 20 stone, then I could get a gastric operation to help me lose some more.

‘I know my weight is stopping me from getting pregnant. If I had a child, I’d make sure they stayed fit and healthy.

‘I want to help my self but I don’t know where to start.’

Last year Brenda was moved out of her bottom-floor flat into a council-owned bungalow which has been equipped with a bariatric bathroom and reinforced bed.

It took a team of five people to get her into a specially reinforced ambulance and transport her to her new home.

The footage was filmed for new Channel 5 programme Big Body Squad, which kicks off on February 22 at 8pm.

The programme follows teams of paramedics, firemen, carers and other specialists as they cope with the task of transporting and treating the extremely obese.

Brenda said: ‘I was so terrified of leaving the house and I still can’t believe they got me out.

‘Now I’m happy with my new house and my husband, but I’m still screaming inside about my situation.

‘I put on a brave face to the rest of the world but this can’t go on.’

Big Body Squad is on Channel 5 at 8pm starting on Wednesday, February 22.

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Really sad. She’s a tax payer too. You starting a campaign of hate towards fat people as well as disabled people DM? – stellio69, angus, 16/02/2012 08:08 ============================ Stellio69 how can she be a tax payer when she has been claiming benefits for years??

– female, uk, 16/2/2012 09:05
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I hope she finds Overeaters Anonymous (check online). Like Alcoholics Anonymous it is highly effective in helping people beat their addiction, when everything else has failed.

– LondonKen, London, 16/2/2012 09:05
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ahhhh, look how proud she is of her pizzas and bottles of coke!!! If i was the benefits officer I’d be grinning like that too as I took away her benefits, as it is clearly self-inflicted!! People who suffer disabilities through no fault of their own should get benefits, not selfish people like this!

– John H, Bolton, 16/2/2012 09:04
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Really sad. She’s a tax payer too. You starting a campaign of hate towards fat people as well as disabled people DM? – stellio69, angus, 16/02/2012 08:08 How is she a taxpayer? She doesn’t make any contribution to the cost of her life .

– oliviasmummy, London, 16/2/2012 09:01
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Another reason to overhaul the shocking benefits system in this country.

– misty1112, yorkshire, 16/2/2012 09:00
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Sorry and no doubt I will get red arrowed but these people disgust me. They have no respect for themselves or for anybody else. You don’t wake up one morning and find you have ballooned to 40 stone it’s done by relentlessly over eating and under exercising. Truely “caring” would be to cut her calorie intake and make her exercise – even moderate walks would make a difference at her size.

– PROUD to be ENGLISH, Worcester, 16/2/2012 08:59
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This self-abuse disgusts me…particularly as my taxes appear to fund it. No sympathy, sorry.

– S Smith, Southampton, 16/2/2012 08:59
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How can she afford to eat so much – ‘we’ obviously pay for her to do so…. IT INFURIATES ME! I work full time (in a job i hate – but cannot afford to leave) and pay all my bills myself – no hand outs – and i can’t eat very well myself… i have a little dog to think of and have at times gone without so he could eat – can’t explain to a dog that he can’t have any dinner!?! That’s my choice, BUT, this is ridiculous – who is buying the food for her??? Stop shopping for her and only buy decent food – when she’s eaten it all – tough… let her starve!!!!!!!!

– mags, Watford, Herts, 16/2/2012 08:56
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Look at those bottles, the Coke is all diet coke!

– Liz Ward, Huddersfield UK, 16/2/2012 08:56
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I have always noticed a lot of very large people drink diet drinks? That fridge is full of diet coke….confused!!

– DebbieHarryxxx, Manchester, 16/2/2012 08:56

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This sort of ‘corpulent’ form while quite diversity promoting, this should only be undertaken by self funded people, effectively limiting the participation in the ‘fatness sub-culture’ to the wealthier set. It’s not very good to have people of the mid or lower wealth set who need to be funded by government burdening the taxpayers.

Being not ‘Sumo-fit’ kind of fat, this isn’t something very good to propagate overall, though the ‘rebel factor’ is definitely there. Perhaps since English society is so Orwellian, this unhealthy ‘form’ is that much more acceptable, but once society has been ‘harmonized’ from Orwellianism towards the sense of freedom of law and social freedoms being assured, this fatness would be quite negative to emulate.

While people like Brenda are still relevant due to the generally poor social freedoms of England, an entire paradigm sift in social freedonms is needed. Perhaps an equally fat but healthy ‘sumo-culture’ targeting the upper crust types aiming for a ‘defined’ ‘diversity edifying’ look could be promoted as the standard? This IS a sign of luxury and wealth of a nation but should be increasingly confined to self funded individuals as the social freedoms situation in England improves.

Leviathan like!

Mini-ARTICLE 3.5

Fat chicks don’t wear Chanel – by Jan Moir – Last updated at 1:27 AM on 10th February 2012 OK. Adele is a little large — but so what? She is a gorgeous, big velvety rose of a girl; beautiful in spirit, in person and in voice. Why does everyone get so hysterical over what freakish geriatric Karl Lagerfeld says?

As if Adele herself would be bothered.

Gorgeous, big velvety rose of a girl: Adele

Best of all were those semi-hysterical responses from ‘fatist’ support groups such as Fat Chicks Unite — or whatever they call themselves —who are going to boycott Chanel. Listen, honeys, as a fat chick myself, I want to tell you something. Chanel doesn’t make stuff in our sizes anyway. And their pumps are over-priced! Karl won’t be crying into his earth coffin if we ten-tonners don’t shop there.

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Karl sure as hell did not call Jan anything, so Jan DON’T call Karl a ‘freakish geriatric crying into his earth coffin’. Easy on the comebacks. Just dissociate with those who seek purity in their meme, or preferred associates. Don’t lob stones from afar or gatecrash. Who invited anyone of the peasant mob mentality type to attack Karl on Adele’s behalf? It’s for Adele alone to address or argue or retaliate if she wishes. Adele is able and no victim, maybe she wishes to ignore Karl?

So Karl’s made clear his ‘type’ preference. Then what? For example, I don’t know you, how’d you like it if someone you didn’t know attacked you for attacking Karl? See how unfair this is? Don’t be a peasant. Let them fight – it’s between the 2 and dooubtless one will back off, typically the weaker one as per the rules of combat. If you involve yourself, you’re just a follower or a busy body with too much time or insanity brewing inside. Adele has honestly not asked her friends or family to attack Karl, so Adele is playing by the rules. One on one, loser forfeits. Don’t call in your redneck freaks when you can’t handle taking on a giant. Adele did not and deserves respect.

Adele’s weight is quite typical for a woman of that age actually . . . though definitely needs to lose weight to be considered for modelling the type of clothes Karl hawks . . .

VOTE : Do you think Karl Lagerfeld was entitled to comment on Adele’s weight?

1[ ] Yes – he’s entitled to his opinion
2[ ] No – it was hurtful and unnecessary

[ ] Both (negative) – Karl’s entitled to his opinion ALTHOUGH it was hurtful and unnecessary
[ ] Both (positive) – Karl’s entitled to his opinion DESPITE THE FACT it was hurtful and unnecessary
[ ] None of the above – (please type in your opinion) ___________________________________________________________________________
[ ] Question is irrelevant – (please type in how the question should be phrased) _______________________________________________________

[ ] I don’t know
[ ] No opinion

***Commentary on the ‘poll’ system :

The original poll only had the Hegelian Dialectic choices Yes / No only, in these sorts of online polls teach ‘Sheeple-ism’. There is no critical discourse in 2 choices without a non of the above at least or in the worse options cases (No Opinion or I don’t Know – a display of the evil intent of media)

Ahem, 10 tonners? Try 1 tonne. Hardly anyone even reaches the 1 tonne mark. Any bored 7-8 ft tall people who can afford to spend time on this sort of challenge want to give the record a try?

Wanton or Yuntun or Wonton - 云吞 (yúntūn - pinyin)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2070793/Jersey-Shore-season-5-trailer-Snooki-gang-return-Seaside-sneak-peek.html

ARTICLE 4

Britain’s fattest woman weighs 40STONE and is so big she hasn’t been outside in FOUR years

Brenda Flanagan-Davies eats more than 6,000 calories per DAY – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks
She can’t walk 20ft to shower without getting out of breath
Former shop assistant has spent most of her adult life on benefits
Married Brenda once tipped the scales at 45st

She was forced to marry husband Ron, 65, in her house because she is too fat to leave – by Rob Cooper – Last updated at 7:57 AM on 16th February 2012

Meet Britain’s new fattest woman – who weighs 40 stone and is so big that she has not left her house in four years.

Brenda Flanagan-Davies, 43, has never once sat in her taxpayer-funded living room because it takes too much effort for her to walk there from bed.

Once as heavy as 45 stone, Brenda is now the heaviest women in the UK following the death of 45-stone Sharon Mevsimler in 2010.

Big Brenda: She tips the scales at 40st and has not left her house for four years. But Brenda is addicted to food and eats more than 6,000 calories of food each day

The former shop assistant, from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, eats more than 6,000 calories per day – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks.

The recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2,000.

Brenda is virtually bed-bound by her extreme girth and is so addicted to food she even has a fridge next to her reinforced bed crammed full of chocolates and soda.

Now after years of being confined to her tiny bungalow, Brenda is begging for help after doctors warned her ‘lose weight or die.’

She said: ‘I spend my life in bed – that’s not a life. I have tried countless diets but I can’t stop eating. I can’t walk 20 feet to my shower without getting out of breath.

‘I hate this life. I want to have children while I still can, but I’m not healthy enough to get pregnant.

‘Doctors have warned me my weight could eventually kill me – I’m putting so much stress on my organs. But food is an addiction I can’t fight. I need help.’
Reinforced bed: Brenda spends her life in her bedroom – with a fridge full of snacks at her side. She spends a lot of time watching the television and has never even been in the living room

CHOCOLATES, CHIPS, A LARGE PIZZA, FIZZY DRINKS AND A TAKEAWAY: WHAT BRENDA EATS

Breakfast: Brenda eats a yoghurt with two slices of toast with cheese and pickle

Snack: Three bottles of Coke and three chocolate bars – Wispas are her favourite

Lunch:  An entire large pizza with chips, then banoffee pie for dessert.

Snack: Three further chocolate bars and chips with cheese as a snack. Three bottles of Irn Bru

Dinner: Either a large portion of sausage, egg and chips or a Chinese takeaway.

Evening treat: Another three chocolate bars before bed.

Unlike Sharon, who had a gastric band fitted at her heaviest in 2009, Brenda has been told her heart is under so much strain from the fat she wouldn’t survive

invasive surgery.

Sadly, mother-of-four Sharon, from Chelmsford, Essex, died of a heart attack just 13 months after her surgery.

Brenda, who is married, said: ‘I don’t want to end up like Sharon. I’ve been as heavy as 45 stone – the same as her. I feel ashamed of myself that I’m even in this position.’

Brenda, who has spent most of her adult life on benefits, is terrified of leaving the house in case she falls over and can’t get up.

In fact she has not left the house since a doctors appointment four years ago.

She said: ‘I struggled to get in and out of the car to get to the doctors and when I was there I was terrified of sitting down in case I broke a chair. I had to stand up and it was totally humiliating with everyone staring.

‘After years of being called “monster” and “lardy” in the street, I’d had enough of it.

‘People looked at me like I was a freak. They didn’t see a person, they saw a massive blob they didn’t think had any feelings.

‘Sometimes wanted to scream, and tell them I’m still a person. Everyone has their issues, but my addiction is more obvious because of my size.

‘Brenda’s days are filled with surfing the internet, watching her favourite shows and, of course, eating.

Amazingly, Brenda insists that is healthier than what she used to eat before – causing her to be her heaviest weight of 45 stone in 2006.

She said: ‘I used to eat a couple of bacon rolls plus a full English for breakfast, and I’ve cut back on takeaways.

‘To me, food is like a drug. I am constantly craving chocolate and sweets.

‘I get tired easily, so every day I drink a litre and a half of diet Coke and the same in diet Irn Bru. I pick diet to save on a few calories.’

Huge meals: Brenda’s daily menu includes a large pizza, chips, six bottles of fizzy drink and up to nine bars of chocolate

Just moving 20 feet from her reinforced bariatric bed to the bathroom or her giant ‘wet room’ shower leaves Brenda gasping for breath. Sitting up straight for too

long causes her severe pain.

It’s the sad reality for a woman who has been overweight her entire life, falling into a cycle of binge eating when she was a young girl.

Growing up with two average-sized parents and two slim brothers and a sister, Brenda always felt like the black sheep.

By the time she was eight Brenda weighed seven stone – the average for a 13-year-old.

She said: ‘When I was little my mum fed us normal dinners, chicken and spuds with cake after. But I would always go for seconds if I could.

‘No one else in the family seemed to gain weight. When I was eight my mum took me to see a specialist. Nothing came of it.

‘I started comfort eating as a young girl – the little pocket money I got I spent on bags of sweets. I didn’t like sport and didn’t do anything active.’

Although Brenda’s worried family continued to nag her about watching her weight, she took no notice.

She said: ‘My older brother offered to buy me a leather jacket if I lost weight, but I would just laugh it off and say ‘I will never be a size 10 – I’m a big girl.”

By the time she was 18, Brenda tipped the scales at 20 stone and was a size 18. She said: ‘I used to be in denial about my size. I am without a doubt an emotional

eater.

‘I would eat whenever I was sad, happy, lonely or depressed. And the heavier I got, the sadder I got, so I just continued to eat more.’

In 1989, aged 18, Brenda got her first job as a shop assistant at a Topman in the Gateshead Metrocentre.

She said: ‘I quit after a year of working full time because I found it so tiring being on my feet all day. It was torture being surrounded by skinny, pretty girls out shopping with their boyfriends.

Obese: In six years Brenda’s weight has ballooned by 11 stone and she has never even been into her own living room because she is too big
Small meal: Brenda was overweight as a child and saw her size balloon in her 20s as she turned to comfort eating

‘I wish I could have worked more of the years, but I just wasn’t up to it physically or mentally.’

In her 20s, Brenda moved into bedsits, shutting herself off from the world.

She said: ‘I didn’t have any money and few friends. I didn’t see my family much. I couldn’t see any way through my problems and used food as comfort. I was about 28

stone by the time I was 25.’

Brenda didn’t work again until 2000, when she was hired at her local Wok And Roll takeaway shop.

But she quit after just four months because she didn’t like it.

At one point doctors prescribed Brenda course of weight-loss drugs which initially seemed to help.

Brenda said: ‘I lost four stone quite quickly but when the course finished I put twice that on again.

‘I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but I can never stick to a strict diet.

‘I take so much pleasure in chocolate that when I can’t eat it I feel like I am being punished.’

Ashamed of her body, Brenda only started dating in her 30s.

She said: ‘It was sporadic, but I had boyfriends. No matter what they said, I always felt I wasn’t their dream woman.

‘Once I went up to meet a boyfriend’s parents. They were really nice but outside his house someone called me a fat cow. It destroyed my confidence and all I could

think about was going home and hiding.’

Then six years ago, at a community centre day out, that Brenda met her husband, retired labourer Ronnie Davies, 65.

The two hit it off and Ronnie, who is still living down the street from Brenda, proposed in 2010.

40 stone: During one trip out with her husband Ronnie, Brenda’s weight broke the suspension on the vehicle

She said: ‘I loved his sweet nature and personality and he liked me for my cheeky sense of humour. He was able to see past my weight.’

The pair wed in January 2010, but by then Brenda was housebound. They had a registrar from Gateshead Civic Centre come into her home to perform the ceremony,

followed by a buffet and drinks.

Of the ten guests at the wedding many were former carers.

Brenda, a size 9XL, wore black trousers and smock because that was the nicest outfit she had that fit.

She said: ‘Like all women, I used to dream of a white wedding in a church. I can at least say I have found the man of my dreams.’

These days Ronnie is responsible for caring for Brenda, along with a team of hired carers.

The carers cook her normal-sized meals, but Brenda dips into the chocolate as soon as they leave.

Devoted Ronnie washes up to four loads of laundry per day as her bed sheets and clothes quickly become drenched in sweat.
‘Ronnie used to take me out in his car, a Ford Mondeo, but eventually he wasn’t able to turn the steering wheel or change gear because my flab was in the way. And

the front suspension went, which we both knew was because of me. Ronnie is very sweet and loves me for who I am, but he is honest.’

Each day she is helped into her wet room where a carer helps her to shower and clean her excess skin.

Later Brenda receives a ‘deep crease clean’ on her bed to tackle the sores which develop from being in bed so much.

Brenda buys her clothes from specialist online shops which cater for the morbidly obese, using her money from incapacity benefit and disabled living allowance.

Ronnie, who draws a state pension, also receives incapacity benefit for a leg injury he sustained in 1997 as well as a carer allowance.

He is planning to move in with Brenda later this year when she is settled in her new home.

She said: ‘It’s tricky, but Ronnie and I do have a sex life. Hopefully we’ll eventually have a bed big enough for both of us.

‘Ronnie used to take me out in his car, a Ford Mondeo, but eventually he wasn’t able to turn the steering wheel or change gear because my flab was in the way.

‘And the front suspension went, which we both knew was because of me. Ronnie is very sweet and loves me for who I am, but he is honest.

‘Once we were sat in Ronnie’s car outside Tesco and a couple were stood staring at me.

‘Ronnie made a joke that they were looking at him because he was smoking – but then he told me the truth, they were looking at my flab.’

Still, Brenda remains hopeful that eventually she will get help in time to become a mum.

She said: ‘My ideal weight would be 20 stone, then I could get a gastric operation to help me lose some more.

‘I know my weight is stopping me from getting pregnant. If I had a child, I’d make sure they stayed fit and healthy.

‘I want to help my self but I don’t know where to start.’

Last year Brenda was moved out of her bottom-floor flat into a council-owned bungalow which has been equipped with a bariatric bathroom and reinforced bed.

It took a team of five people to get her into a specially reinforced ambulance and transport her to her new home.

The footage was filmed for new Channel 5 programme Big Body Squad, which kicks off on February 22 at 8pm.

The programme follows teams of paramedics, firemen, carers and other specialists as they cope with the task of transporting and treating the extremely obese.

Brenda said: ‘I was so terrified of leaving the house and I still can’t believe they got me out.

‘Now I’m happy with my new house and my husband, but I’m still screaming inside about my situation.

‘I put on a brave face to the rest of the world but this can’t go on.’

Big Body Squad is on Channel 5 at 8pm starting on Wednesday, February 22.

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Really sad. She’s a tax payer too. You starting a campaign of hate towards fat people as well as disabled people DM? – stellio69, angus, 16/02/2012 08:08

============================ Stellio69 how can she be a tax payer when she has been claiming benefits for years??

– female, uk, 16/2/2012 09:05
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I hope she finds Overeaters Anonymous (check online). Like Alcoholics Anonymous it is highly effective in helping people beat their addiction, when everything else

has failed.

– LondonKen, London, 16/2/2012 09:05
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ahhhh, look how proud she is of her pizzas and bottles of coke!!! If i was the benefits officer I’d be grinning like that too as I took away her benefits, as it is

clearly self-inflicted!! People who suffer disabilities through no fault of their own should get benefits, not selfish people like this!

– John H, Bolton, 16/2/2012 09:04
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Really sad. She’s a tax payer too. You starting a campaign of hate towards fat people as well as disabled people DM? – stellio69, angus, 16/02/2012 08:08 How is she

a taxpayer? She doesn’t make any contribution to the cost of her life .

– oliviasmummy, London, 16/2/2012 09:01
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Another reason to overhaul the shocking benefits system in this country.

– misty1112, yorkshire, 16/2/2012 09:00
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Sorry and no doubt I will get red arrowed but these people disgust me. They have no respect for themselves or for anybody else. You don’t wake up one morning and

find you have ballooned to 40 stone it’s done by relentlessly over eating and under exercising. Truely “caring” would be to cut her calorie intake and make her

exercise – even moderate walks would make a difference at her size.

– PROUD to be ENGLISH, Worcester, 16/2/2012 08:59
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This self-abuse disgusts me…particularly as my taxes appear to fund it. No sympathy, sorry.

– S Smith, Southampton, 16/2/2012 08:59
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How can she afford to eat so much – ‘we’ obviously pay for her to do so…. IT INFURIATES ME! I work full time (in a job i hate – but cannot afford to leave) and pay

all my bills myself – no hand outs – and i can’t eat very well myself… i have a little dog to think of and have at times gone without so he could eat – can’t

explain to a dog that he can’t have any dinner!?! That’s my choice, BUT, this is ridiculous – who is buying the food for her??? Stop shopping for her and only buy

decent food – when she’s eaten it all – tough… let her starve!!!!!!!!

– mags, Watford, Herts, 16/2/2012 08:56
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Look at those bottles, the Coke is all diet coke!

– Liz Ward, Huddersfield UK, 16/2/2012 08:56
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I have always noticed a lot of very large people drink diet drinks? That fridge is full of diet coke….confused!!

– DebbieHarryxxx, Manchester, 16/2/2012 08:56

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This sort of form while quite diversity promoting, this should only be undertaken by self funded people, effectively limiting the participation in the ‘fatness sub-culture’ to the wealthier set. It’s not very good to have people of the mid or lower wealth set who need to be funded by government burdening the taxpayers.

Being not ‘Sumo-fit’ kind of fat, this isn’t something very good to propagate overall, though the ‘rebel factor’ is definitely there. Perhaps since English society is so Orwellian, the unhealthy ‘form’ is that much more acceptable, but if society has been ‘harmonized’ in the sense of freedom of law and social freedoms being assured, this would be quite negative to emulate.

While people like Brenda are still relevant due to the generally poor social freedoms of England, an entire paradigm sift is needed. Perhaps an equally fat but healthy ‘sumo-culture’ targeting the upper crust types aiming for a ‘defined’ ‘diversity edifying’ look could be promoted as the standard? This IS a sign of luxury and wealth of a nation but should be increasingly confined to self funded individuals as the social freedoms situation in England improves.

ARTICLE 5

Meet Ben Stacy, the living descendant of the BLUE men of Appalachia – who was born discolored too but grew out of it

Isolated family in Kentucky started producing blue children in 1800s
French orphan Martin Fugate married pale American Elizabeth Smith
Genetic mutation reduces individual’s ability to carry oxygenated blood
Intermarriage led to ‘pure’ gene pool which often met ‘met-H’ gene
Alaskan Ben Stacy’s fingernails & lips sometimes turned blue as child

By Mark Duell and Micaela Mclucas Last updated at 4:24 PM on 23rd February 2012

It wasn’t just Ben Stacy’s astonishing arrival in 1975 as a baby with blue skin that shocked doctors.

The 37-year-old descended from an extraordinary family in Kentucky – and although the colour soon diminished from him, his lips and fingernails still went blue when he became cold or angry as a child.

He came from an isolated family whose members were born with a condition that discoloured them, as a result of a coincidental meeting of recessive genes, intermarriage and inbreeding in the 1800s.
Family history: Ben Stacy, 37, left, of Fairbanks, Alaska, is descended from a isolated eastern Kentucky family with an extraordinary colour defect

Family history: Ben Stacy, 37, left, of Fairbanks, Alaska, is descended from a isolated eastern Kentucky family with an extraordinary colour defect

The story began when French orphan Martin Fugate settled on the banks of Troublesome Creek to claim a land grant in the early 19th century and married a red-haired woman named Elizabeth Smith.

She had a very pale complexion – and their union brought on the ‘methaemoglobinaemia’ genetic mutation, also known as met-H, which reduces an individual’s ability to carry oxygenated blood.

Minnesota-based blood expert Dr Ayalew Tefferi said the whole story is ‘fascinating’ and shows how society and disease can intersect – as well as the ‘danger of misinformation and stigmatisation.’

‘If I carry a bad recessive gene with a rare abnormality and married, the child probably wouldn’t be sick, because it’s very rare to meet another person with the (same) bad gene,’ he told ABC News.

Mr Stacy was born and taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where doctors were amazed by his blue skin and quickly prepared a blood transfusion before his grandmother butted in.

Heritage: Mr Stacy came from a family born with a condition that made them discoloured, as a result of a coincidental meeting of recessive genes, intermarriage and inbreeding in the 1800s (colourised photo)

She explained that he looked like his ancestors in Troublesome Creek and his great-grandmother Luna, who died aged 84, was once called ‘the bluest woman I ever saw’, reported ABC News.

‘If I carry a bad recessive gene with a rare abnormality and married, the child probably wouldn’t be sick, because it’s very rare to meet another person with the (same) bad gene’

Dr Ayalew Tefferi, blood expert

MailOnline tracked down Mr Stacy to the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, where he now works as a water plant supervisor. He gained a wildlife management degree from Eastern Kentucky University.

The Fugate family tree shows Martin and Elizabeth had a blue boy called Zachariah who married his mother’s sister. Their son named Levy married into a nearby family and they had eight children.

One of these children was Luna, who married John Stacy and had 13 children. Ben Stacy comes from this family line, reported ABC News. His mother Hilda Stacy, 56, lives in Hazard, Kentucky.

There are other relatives in the Stacy line still alive in Virginia and Arkansas. MailOnline found Mr Stacy has a wife named Katherine Stacy in Alaska and they appear to have four children.
Rural: The Fugates lived in an isolated part of eastern Kentucky and had little opportunity to mix with others

Rural: The Fugates lived in an isolated part of eastern Kentucky and had little opportunity to mix with others

Methaemoglobinaemia (commonly known as met-H) is a recessive gene (shown by the small r) so only produces ‘blue’ people in very rare circumstances

Diagram: Methaemoglobinaemia is a recessive gene (shown by the small r), so rarely produces ‘blue’ people

As eastern Kentucky has become vastly more populated than the early 19th century, and as more genes are married into the Fugate family tree, there were far fewer children born with the condition.

‘Luke was just as blue as Lake Louise on a cool summer day’

Dr Charles H. Behlen II on seeing Luke Combs, a descendant of Fugate branch

The blue people in Kentucky began to disappear in the early 20th century as families moved apart and the disease therefore became less common as inbreeding reduced, reported ABC News.

Looking at the old family portrait, they appear to have been either Photoshopped or made up to mimic characters from children’s cartoon the Smurfs, but science proves that the condition is real.

The family was first discovered in 1958 when Luke Combs, who was a descendant of another branch of the Fugates, took his white wife to a hospital and doctors ended up paying more attention to him.

‘Luke was just as blue as Lake Louise on a cool summer day,’ Dr Charles H. Behlen II said in 1974. Fortunately for the sufferers, there are no serious problems associated with the disease.

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Sounds like they have been drinking Colloidal Silver – Perhaps their stills from the Blue Ridge Mountains contained Colloidal Silver said to benefit you health. You can buy it today, but will risk turning blue.

– Lyn, Sussex, 23/2/2012 16:41
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could this explain smurfs?

– maria, bradford, uk, 23/2/2012 16:35
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Does this mean that everyone suffering from schleroderma (a condition that turns the extremeties blue – including the nose) come from this rare Blue gene? This story is farcical.

– Lesley, Hertfordshire, 23/2/2012 16:23
Rating   1

Excellent story and follow-up. I would like to see more. Unretouched color photos of the blueness would be most fascinating. I look at my wrist and see faint blue lines of blood being returned to my heart and wonder if the blue is close to that or much deeper for the least affected. I do recall having seen some with blue lips but don’t recall their fingernails. Marrying relatives was predominant among royalty thus I wondered if this was the basis for calling them, and other elites who practice likewise, bluebloods. At least there is a remedy to alleviate this physicality. I have been left wondering if birth defects may also be a result of the same lines crossing, even if three or more generations later. Perhaps there’s someone in this field who will follow up on the probability.

– Aval, USA, 23/2/2012 16:22
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So that’s what Monica meant when she said the date was like cocktails and appalachia.

– Elle, London, 23/2/2012 16:16
Rating   2

As reported on september 11 2009 paul karason 58 turned blue after drinking a silver compound. Is it not more likely that these people were drinking contaminated water that turned them blue. Is this not just bad journalism cutting and pasting a story without research.

– Matt, Manchester, 23/2/2012 16:09
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As reported on september 11 2009 paul karason 58 turned blue after drinking a silver compound. Is it not more likely that these people were drinking contaminated water that turned them blue. Is this not just bad journalism cutting and pasting a story without research.

– Matt, Manchester, 23/2/2012 16:07
Rating   3

Are there any pictures of Ben from his blue period. Hey, I wonder if Picasso was one of them?

– Pass the Dynamite, London, 23/2/2012 15:52
Rating   6

Interesting how Mr. Stacy (the younger) ended up in Alaska where this genetic condition shows up in certain Native tribes. It’s a small world.

– Tabitha, New Orleans, USA, 23/2/2012 15:30
Rating   11

” I was born a poor Blue child , but I had a special purpose, my mamma told me I’d find it one day”

– Scar, City, 23/2/2012 15:20

[[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]]

Perhaps the same types of ‘sufferers’ COULD be asked to retain the same bad genes in a colony with sufficient individuals to ensure the ‘blue’ gene does not disappear. Government should however in a form of compensation ensure these ‘bad geners’ in a very comfortable life (much like 1%ters have but without the extreme wealth sequestration) and keep them breeding the gene in a specialised colony to ensure viable colonies. Who knows these ‘blue geners’ could in sufficient generations actually do without oxygen! Think methane breathers, then consolidate these genetic VIPs! Perhaps these are the original ‘blue blood’ derived meme/race that has blue skin?