Earlier, Tverskoy district court ruled lawful the decision of the Moscow municipal government to ban public events that can be qualified as gay parades from March 2012 till May 2112.
Nikolay Alekseyev, one of the leaders of the Russian LGBT community and organizer of gay pride events, told reporters that he intended to appeal the decision in the Moscow City Court Presidium, and that if the highest Russian instance also rules against him, to address the European Court of Human Rights.
Alekseyev explained to the reporters that in 2011, the activists found a loophole in Russian legislation and submitted requests for 102 gay pride parades to the Moscow Mayor’s office. According to the activist, all they got in return was a letter with a quote from regulations, although the law obliges the city authorities to either allow or ban the planned event within 15 days.
At the same time, Alekseyev admitted that he and his comrades never hoped to actually receive a license for the parade but simply needed a formal excuse to turn to the European Human Rights Court.
The French government may institute a nationwide ban on fracking; a controversial practice used to extract natural gas from the earth, due to US based disasters.
Recent reports indicate fracking may indeed be more dangerous for the environment and lead to global warming at rates much higher than previously thought. In addition, a number of reports show the proactive pollutes water supplies, kills wildlife and destroys the quality of life in the communities where it takes place.
Citing US fracking catastrophes, French officials are edging towards banning the practice outright. Across America however fracking continues amid rising disasters.
Kate Sinding, a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council explained that France is the start of a trend where nations are recognizing the risks involved with fracking. As more and more comes to light about the practice fewer people are willing to allow it to enter their communities.
A number of US states have begun to improve regulations on fracking, but it has not prevented disasters. More regulations are needed, argued Sinding. Many regulators are weary of halting the practice because the economic gains for communities can be very high.
“A lot of where shale gas is developed in this country is in economically depressed places and there is a lot of political pressure from the other side to get in and develop as much gas as possible,” she explained.
The economic potential often trumps public safety.
HAD NO IDEA THIS HAPPENED, SEEMS RATHER CONTROLLING BUT ALSO UNTRUE. GOD IS A CUNT, NOT JESUS.
An Invercargill retailer, who was selling hooded tops with the words “Jesus is a cunt” emblazoned on the back has been fined in Invercargill District Court.
Warren Craig Skill, 35, appeared before Judge Michael Turner yesterday on one charge of possessing an objectionable publication, namely Cradle of Filth garments (four T-shirts and four hoodies) on or about June 8.
He was fined $500 and an order was made for the destruction of the garments.
The charge was laid by the Internal Affairs Department under the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act.
The Southland Times revealed last winter that the Impuls’d store, in south Invercargill, was selling hooded tops with the words “Jesus is a c…” emblazoned on the back.
The tops also featured a highly sexualised image of a Catholic nun.
People had been seen wearing the tops on city streets in the days before the article appeared.
Police subsequently took the offending tops from the store after being told to do so by Internal Affairs.
The tops were sent to the department, which later decided to charge Skill.
In 2008, T-shirts with the same wording were banned by then-chief censor Bill Hastings. The ban made any act of possessing, wearing, distributing or selling the T-shirt, or another top with the same wording and imagery, illegal.
DUMB ASSES. THE SHOULD USE ANY EXCUSE TO GET THE MUPPETS ON AS CHILDREN WILL THEN WATCH. IDIOTS.
It was bad enough that just about every eligible tune in the Best Original Song category was omitted from this year’s Academy Awards nominations. Or that, due to their complicated voting system, the music branch of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences saw fit to nominate only two songs: Rio’s “Real In Rio” and The Muppets’ ”Man or Muppet” when well-known artists like Elton John, Mary J. Blige, and Sinead O’Connor also had terrific songs in the mix. But now Deadline has learned that neither nominated song will be performed during the Oscar telecast as things stand now. We understand that both studios — Rio‘s Fox and The Muppets‘ Disney — formally protested the decision to skip but received turn-downs. ”It seems like a huge missed opportunity to me, and we certainly tried,” one song insider just told us. Said another song insider: “It doesn’t make sense. They could have so much fun with Muppets and Rio staging.”
WELL, ONLY DAYTIME TV BUT SEEMS STRANGE. THE FRENCH ARE CHILLED ABOUT BLOWING UP BOATS IN OUR HARBOR AND THE BOMBERS NOT DOING THEIR TIME IN PRISON, BUT THEY CANNOT HANDLE DRUGS AND FUN? WHAT ROT. WATCH HERE……….