Police must only arrest people caught having sex in parks and public toilets as a last resort, according to new draft guidelines. Officers should turn a blind eye to dogging and cottaging by consenting adults as their role is not "moral arbiter", a senior officer said. They should also study specialist sex websites for an insight into what is taking place in their local parks, car parks and public toilets. Deputy Chief Constable Michael Cunningham, of Lancashire Police, said previous police responses to public sex spots alienated the gay community.
in collectivist Quebec, where tiny cuts to arts funding and a slight toughening against juvenile crime apparently were too great an affront to the consciousness of a province that seems content to entrust its federal political interests to Gilles Duceppe, former member of the Workers' Communist Party. If you still believe only the left coast in Canada is la-la-land, then check out the Web site of the latest Quebec government campaign " Au Quebec on aime la vie/ Quebecers Love Life" -- as if people in Canada don't love life but merely tolerate it until finally slipping the surly bonds of existence and finding their reward in something better.
Voter turnout hit historical rock-bottom Tuesday, when a mere 59 per cent of registered voters cast a ballot. Looking at it another way, almost 10 million people abstained. Looking at it a third way: 5.2 million people - less than a quarter of registered voters - decided who will be the prime minister.
Last week, the Maryland state police disclosed that 53 nonviolent anti-war and anti-death penalty activists were tracked for 14 months in 2005 and 2006 under the state's terrorism surveillance programme, and that their names had been added to the state's and the National Security Agency's database. Who are these sinister terrorists? Two of the activists caught in the Maryland dragnet are Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte, Dominican nuns in the Roman Catholic Church who did indeed break the law in acts of civil disobedience. On October 2, 2002, in response to the first anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, they broke into a missile silo in northeastern Colorado and painted bloody crosses on it.
For the second time in a week, a bomb has exploded near a natural-gas pipeline in northern British Columbia. RCMP say the explosion happened near a pipeline owned by EnCana east of Dawson Creek and about half a kilometre from the Alberta border. The bomb detonated under the pipeline, leaving a crater in the ground and damaging, but not rupturing, the pipe.
Defeated or retiring MPs will collect $52.4-million in cumulative pension payments to age 75. (Annual pension payments total approximately $3.5-million in today's dollars.) In addition, another $2.3-million in severance cheques will be issued to former MPs ... "Defeated and retiring members will still win financially thanks to a gold-plated pension plan and rich severance payments for parliamentarians," said CTF Acting Federal Director Adam Taylor.
Early plans to create a giant "Big Brother" database holding information about every phone call, email and internet visit made in the UK were last night condemned by the Government's own terrorism watchdog. Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, the independent reviewer of anti-terrorist laws, said the "raw idea" of the database was "awful" and called for controls to stop government agencies using it to conduct fishing expeditions into the private lives of the public.
Three accused, all HIV-positive, are charged with drugging gay men at sex orgies, raping them, and injecting them with blood contaminated with HIV. They are aged 39, 49 and 50. The three, including a nurse, are accused of intentionally spreading the deadly virus at sex parties they promoted on the Internet. They face charges of aggravated assault, rape, and illegal possession of drugs and face up to 21 years in jail.
You can't sue God if you can't serve the papers on him, a Douglas County District Court judge has ruled in Omaha. Judge Marlon Polk threw out Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers' lawsuit against the Almighty, saying there was no evidence that the defendant had been served. What's more, Polk found "there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant." Chambers had sued God in September 2007, seeking a permanent injunction to prevent God from committing acts of violence such as earthquakes and tornadoes.
An estimated 59.1 per cent of Canadians cast votes in Tuesday's general election — a figure that appears to be a record low in the history of Confederation. A total of 13,832,972 votes were cast nationally of the 23,401,064 registered electors, Elections Canada figures showed as of 9 a.m. ET Wednesday ... The lowest turnout appeared to be in Newfoundland and Labrador, where just 48.1 of registered voters took part.
Retired Windsor police detective and Order of Canada member Frank Chauvin has launched a legal challenge against the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada that granted the award to abortionist Henry Morgentaler. The Windsor Star reports that Mr. Chauvin bases his challenge on irregularities in the decision process regarding Morgentaler's appointment, and that Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, who chairs the council, should have removed herself from the process because Morgentaler is a litigant in a court case against the government of New Brunswick.
A U.S. nationwide poll shows that almost all Americans thing abortion should be restricted ... The poll asked respondents to state which of six statements came closest to describing their opinion on abortion. Only 8% of U.S. residents chose the statement saying abortion should be available to a woman any time she wants during her entire pregnancy.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008, Shanice Denise Osbourne will be laid to rest nearly 27 months after she was killed quickly, heartlessly and lethally. Shanice was stuffed into a medical waste bag filled with chlorine bleach just after she was delivered alive by abortion clinic owner Belkis Gozalez at A Gyn Diagnostics Center in Hialeah, Fla. This all took place without any licensed medical personnel (doctors or even nurses) in attendance.
UNREGULATED sperm donation is leading to unusual situations in which the children of lesbians in Adelaide are mixing socially - creating a risk of incest. One of South Australia's foremost experts in reproductive technology - Reverend Dr Andrew Dutney - says that in one reported case, about 30 lesbians were impregnated by sperm from one man. The mothers then organised picnics with all the children, raising the fear they might socialise with their half-siblings without realising they are related.
On October 5, Fox’s Sunday night cartoon debuted an episode titled “I Dream of Jesus,” a play on “I Dream of Jeannie.” Get it? Jesus is a fairy tale, like a genie in a bottle. The title character, Peter Griffin wanders into a record shop, where he finds Jesus Christ minding the store. Jesus lies to Peter, trying to deny who he is, until Peter threatens to urinate on the albums of Christian artist Amy Grant. Jesus comes clear on his identity and explains he came to Earth “just to get away from the family... my dad just quit smoking and he’s a little on edge.” What follows is an entire story that chronicles, in rather amazing fashion, how this lying, slacker Jesus is even dumber than Peter, the greatest idiot on animated television today.
Johnson & Johnson has spent at least $68.7 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by women who suffered blood clots, heart attacks or strokes after using the company's Ortho Evra birth-control patch, court records show. J&J, the world's largest maker of health-care products, avoided trials through the confidential settlements and hasn't released the financial details to investors.
The BBC is facing criticism over its consent for broadcasting a shocking new TV drama, called 'Apparitions,' featuring gay sex, murder and Mother Teresa ... Graphic scenes in the prime time drama include a man possessed by the devil and being skinned alive in a gay sauna. In another episode, a father is shown threatening a sexual assault on his daughter. The drama features a scene of Mother Teresa on her death bed, her mind seemingly inhabited by demons.
Here is something the Government told us would never happen. When Britain signed up to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) six years ago, critics pointed out that an individual could be extradited to another EU state to face prosecution for something that is not a crime in Britain and had not even been committed in the requesting country. Ministers dismissed such concerns as fanciful, but it has come to pass.An Australian teacher is currently in jail in London, following his arrest at Heathrow airport by British police acting on a warrant issued by the German authorities.
The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday. Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan revealed at a legislative hearing that the surveillance operation, which targeted opponents of the death penalty and the Iraq war, was far more extensive than was known when its existence was disclosed in July.