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In news sure to make the Christian and other fundies go nuts…
Norway now has a exhibit about homosexuality in animals?
THE birds and the bees may be gay, according to the world's first museum exhibition about homosexuality among animals.Those godless Norwegians ;-). But you know what they got one thing right (not that there is anything wrong with the exhibition). All the money that Norway has been earning from oil is being stashed away and that should make for a nice benefits package some day. Unlike us who are spending wayyy beyond our means here in the US.
With documentation of gay or lesbian behaviour among giraffes, penguins, parrots, beetles, whales and dozens of other creatures, the Oslo Natural History Museum concludes human homosexuality cannot be viewed as "unnatural"...
The museum said the exhibition, opening today despite condemnation from some Christians, was the first in the world on the subject. ....
One photograph shows two giant erect penises flailing above the water as two male right whales rub together. Another shows a male giraffe mounting another for sex, another describes homosexuality among beetles.
One radical Christian said organisers of the exhibition – partly funded by the Norwegian Government – should "burn in hell", Mr Soeli said. Laws describing homosexuality as a "crime against nature" are still on the statutes in some countries.
Still, it is unclear why homosexuality survives since it seems a genetic dead-end.
Among theories, males can sometimes win greater acceptance in a pack by having homosexual contact. That in turn can help their chances of later mating with females, he said.
Things Maybe We Can Learn From Others.
I read this at some site, and I can't recall where. It is something to consider when our news media here ponders questions like "Is America ready for a female president?" Or the unasked "Is America ready for a President who is a person of color/non-Christian/atheist". I mean WTF? Look at other countries but the example below says something about us here in the US, and the world has a lot we can learn from.
India which has 82% as Hindu population has a Muslim (13% of population) as a president (Dr. Abdul Kalam), a Sikh (2% of population) as Prime Minister (Dr. Manmohan Singh) and Italian Roman Catholic (2% of population) : Sonia Gandhi (born and bred in Italy) as the leader of the largest political party
Link to religious demographics of India.How long would it take for the human footprint (human generated stuff) on earth to disappear, if all humans disappeared today?
Original picture here..
Some prisons in the US have a problem with inmates on cellphones
From NPR's All Things Considered
In several criminal cases, inmates have used cell phones to run gangs operating outside of prison, to put hits out on people, to organize drug-smuggling operations and, in one case, trade gold bullion on international markets.Whoa!
But this really made me shake my head...
Last month, a warden in Texas also got a call -- from the mother of one of his inmates. She was calling to complain that her son was getting poor cell-phone reception inside the prison.Please someone feed this woman!
"She was paying for the service, and she felt that she should get good service out of the prison," says John Moriarity, the inspector general of the Texas prison system. "That cell-phone company assured her it was within the coverage area, and she wanted to know why they were having some difficulty getting a good cell-phone signal out of the prison."
This was on yahoo as a part of some story about models or fashion. I don't have the link. But is it me or does she looks emaciated? See her rib cage?