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Not clear whether Belgian man is losing virginity or just celibacy

In RADICALS on 20/06/2009 at 6:17 AM

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Congratulations to my old friend Olivier Dupuis, former MEP and secretary of the Transnational Radical Party, for his wedding today in Brussels with Aude. Have fun reading this article about him on a Romanian toilet newspaper from 1991 🙂

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Lawmakers Call For An End To Federal Marijuana Prosecutions

In AMERICA, DEMOCRATS, DRUGS, POLITICAL PARTIES, REPUBLICANS on 18/06/2009 at 3:46 PM

Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank, along with co-sponsors Ron Paul (R-TX); Maurice Hinchey (D-NY); Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), will reintroduce legislation today to limit the federal government’s authority to arrest and prosecute minor marijuana offenders. The measure, entitled an “Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults,” would eliminate federal penalties for the personal possession of up to 100 grams (over three and one-half ounces) of cannabis and for the not-for-profit transfer of up to one ounce of pot – making the prosecutions of these offenses strictly a state matter… Norml Blog

Governor asks: What if pot’s legal and taxed?

In AMERICA, DRUGS, POLITICAL PARTIES, REPUBLICANS on 06/05/2009 at 4:39 PM

As California struggles to find cash, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday it’s time to study whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use. The Republican governor did not support legalization – and the federal government still bans marijuana use – but advocates hailed the fact that Schwarzenegger endorsed studying a once-taboo political subject.”Well, I think it’s not time for (legalization), but I think it’s time for a
debate,” Schwarzenegger said. “I think all of those ideas of creating extra revenues, I’m always for an open debate on it. And I think we ought to study very carefully what other countries are doing that have legalized marijuana and other drugs, what effect did it have on those countries?”.. Sacramento Bee

Dems: Perry should disavow secession talk

In AMERICA, DEMOCRATS, POLITICAL PARTIES on 17/04/2009 at 1:39 PM

In a state that once was its own nation, a Republican governor who talked about secession without completely dismissing the idea has Democratic lawmakers in an uproar. Gov. Rick Perry, in comments following an anti-tax “tea party” Wednesday, never did advocate Texas breaking away from the United States but suggested that Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to leave the union. That was enough to feed opinions for and against secession on Web sites, cable TV and talk radio across the nation. At the Texas Capitol on Thursday, Rep. Jim Dunnam of Waco, joined by several fellow Texas House Democrats, said… Associated Press

Cross-party fury over MP’s arrest

In CONSERVATIVES, GB / UK, LIBERAL DEMOCRATS on 28/11/2008 at 11:53 AM

The Lib Dems have called shadow immigration minister Damian Green’s arrest a “mayday warning” for democracy amid cross-party anger over the move. Mr Green was arrested by anti-terror officers, held for nine hours and had his two homes and offices searched as part of a Home Office leak inquiry. Tory leader David Cameron called the police operation “alarming” and said the government had questions to answer. But the Home Office said ministers were not informed until after the arrest. ‘Democracy in danger’… BBC

RADICAL LIGHT – Italy’s Divisionist Painters 1891-1910. National Gallery, until 7 September 2008

In ARTS, ITALY, RADICALS on 01/09/2008 at 1:50 PM

Luigi Russolo (1885-1947), 'Lightning', 1909-10

This exhibition explores the complex relationship between Italian Divisionism and the emerging Futurist movement in the early years of the 20th century. It is the first of its kind to be organised outside Italy. Centred in Milan, Divisionism was arguably the most significant art movement to emerge in Italy during the last decades of the 19th century. Dissatisfaction with modern civilization led Divisionist painters to explore Symbolism. Their aim was to represent political concerns and make their art into an instrument for social change. The movement also sprang from research into optics and the physics of light. Inspired by French developments with pointillism, and fuelled by a desire to increase the luminosity and brilliance of their paintings, artists developed new techniques applying paint in a variety of dots and strokes. This exhibition features around 60 paintings, including works by the main protagonists of Divisionism: Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, Giovanni Segantini and Gaetano Previati. It will also display works by the Futurist artists Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni and Carlo Carrà. Radical Light is a unique opportunity to explore a lesser-known, yet undoubtedly important movement, offering a link to the National Gallery’s great historical collections of Italian art.

Lords: Give green light to Segways

In LABOUR, LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, ODD NEWS, RADICALS on 20/05/2008 at 2:15 PM

Picture courtesy of Radicali Milano
SCOOTERS known as Segways should be allowed on the roads, peers said yesterday. The electric two-wheeler got the backing after peers tried them out. ‘They can go on pavements, cycle routes and roads,’ Labour’s Lord Berkeley said. ‘Why are we out of tune with the rest of Europe?’ Segways are used by police and the public in parts of Europe along with the US. There have been concerns here about safety. But Lib Dem Lord Redesdale said: ‘I drove one straight at Earl Attlee and failed to do him any damage at all.’

English resumes in this post as a journal of the psychotherapy…

In CONSERVATIVES, PSYCHOTHERAPY on 17/05/2008 at 2:24 PM

…I’ve just taken up again after briefly seeing another consultant last summer. That time it only worked mildly in healing my depression because in my opinion the therapist – albeit professional -, was focusing too much on some issues while neglecting others. Above all, any empathy with her was hardly triggered, as he is a Michael Howard (the former Tory leader) lookalike.

This time, instead, I can’t believe my luck. I reckoned that a therapy might be more effective in my native language, and referred to an Italian therapist too far away, who in turn referred me to a nearer Italian therapist already fully booked, hence I ended up with a third one, the best therapist on this planet. She’s 37, educated at Bologna university articulately speaks Italian and, above all, she’s a stunning beauty: in her case, the nearest lookalike would probably be Scarlett Johansson while as per her personality I already began to suspect a Janis Joplin reincarnation.

As a result this had the effect of instantly wiping off one of my problems, the most recent one and the one which ultimately led me to seek professional help in order to pull myself together: love. Can you imagine, meeting your new therapist and feeling better immediately, having not yet spent a penny for her fee… That’s the perfect, ideal psychotherapy to me. It suddenly changed my perspective of life at a glance.

Problem is, being my psychotherapist I can’t possibly dream of… you know what. I’m now sadly caught in the sweet and sour situation of regularly seeing a most interesting, extremely attractive, classy young lady whom I would have jumped upon at first sight and at the same time having to rule it out categorically because of the obvious nature of the therapy itself. Well, I already knew that about psychotherapy, but never expected a model-turned-therapist would happen to me, out of a billion trivial lives. Sounds like winning the lottery, but it’s more like a curse, or rather torture!

Anyway, uncharacteristically, I did not turned back into depression because of such a catch-22 misfortune, but rather focused on the positive side. And every side of my new therapist I look at – front, back, lateral – is positively fine, although I suspect she had plastic surgery on her nose because it looks almost too perfect to me. For some reasons I’m picky when it comes to noses [yes I do now realise the bestiality I just wrote: sorry but I’m not an English native speaker]. Besides those hypnotic green eyes, the doctor seems to be very well made in every other department, as far as I can guess, for she was dressing smart casual revealing anything provocative but high heels.