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Chris Hedges: Mind Rape and the Christian Right – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

July 24, 2013

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Los Angeles Porn Condom Law

January 19, 2012
Los Angeles Porn Condom Law

Porn movie actors must wear condoms to film in Los Angeles, according to the L.A. City Council which voted 9-1 to outlaw bareback porn production in the Porn Capitol of the World . Porn industry companies argue that nobody wants to pay for adult films to look at condoms, so bareback film producers are threatening to leave the San Fernando Valley and turn family-friendly Ventura County into the new porn capitol. What angers the adult film industry most of all are the random government inspections for condom usage now mandated by the Los Angeles City Council’s decision. “This is government overreach,” declared Diane Duke of the Free Speech Coalition . “It’s not about performer health and safety; it’s about government regulating what happens between consenting adults.” Porn filmmakers insist that condoms are not necessary because the erotic film industry requires that bareback porn actors test for sexually transmitted diseases each month when they are working. Others feel differently, however. “It’s a great day for the performers and safer sex in our society,” said AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein. “This is the first legislative body to take up the issue and the near-unanimous support is very gratifying.” There is also a push to get similar legislation passed for all of Los Angeles County, as well as San Francisco County, for all productions of gay porn, straight porn, lesbian porn and group porn. The new L.A. ordinance would deny film permits to porn producers who do not comply with the new condom law.

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Chinese officials chastise Bale

December 22, 2011

Actor Christian Bale poses backstage during the Hollywood Film Festival’s Gala Ceremony held at Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 27, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. Read the rest here: Chinese officials chastise Bale

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Manson Follower Seeks Parole In California

November 16, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The self-described right-hand man of cult leader Charles Manson, who was convicted of orchestrating the Tate-LaBianca slayings 42 years ago, has his latest parole hearing scheduled Wednesday in a California prison. Charles “Tex” Watson, 65, has been denied parole 13 times but will try again during a hearing at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, in the Sierra foothills 50 miles southeast of Sacramento. Four relatives of Watson’s victims plan to ask that his parole be denied for killing actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant, and four others at her Beverly Hills home on Aug. 9, 1969. The next night, he helped kill grocery owners Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. “There’s no question these were some of the most horrific crimes in California history in terms of the brutality, the multiple stab wounds, the gunshots, the large number of victims over a two-day period,” said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira. “For a group of people to just slaughter strangers in hopes of igniting a race war is extremely horrifying.” Watson’s attorney, Cheryl Montgomery, did not return repeated telephone messages. The website says he was raised in Copeville, Texas, north of Dallas, and headed to California in 1967 after dropping out of college. A brief biographical sketch on the site said Watson believed Manson “offered utopia, but in reality, he had a destructive world view, which Charles ended up believing in and acting upon. His participation in the 1969 Manson murders is a part of history that he deeply regrets.” A book he wrote while in prison is titled, “Manson’s Right-Hand Man Speaks Out!” In the past, Watson has argued that he is a changed man who has been a model prisoner and no longer is a danger to the public. He did not attend his last parole hearing in 2006 but was portrayed in a psychiatric evaluation at the time as “a very devout fundamentalist Christian … a young, naive and gullible man (who) got into drugs and bizarre company without appreciating the deviance of the company he was keeping.” Anthony DiMaria, a nephew of victim Jay Sebring, planned to contest that view of Watson and other Manson disciples. “They’ve often been portrayed as these victims of Manson, and they are killers. They’re mass murderers,” DiMaria said in a telephone interview before the hearing. He planned to attend the hearing with his mother and sister. Debra Tate also was expected to speak to the two-member panel of the California Board of Parole Hearings on behalf of her late sister, Sharon, who at the time was married to film director Roman Polanski. Watson was convicted in a separate trial after Manson and three female followers were found guilty of the seven murders. Their death sentences were commuted to life when the U.S. Supreme Court briefly outlawed the death penalty in 1972. DiMaria said his mother has considered it her mission to speak out on behalf of her brother. “I know that our family, myself included, feel no hatred, anger or vengeance toward them. We actually go out of love for the victims, and we also go out of justice. This is calculated, cold-blooded mass murder in which bodies were desecrated,” DiMaria said. “We want to bring the memories of the victims into the room as the commissioners deliberate on whether to parole the inmate.” Go here to see the original: Manson Follower Seeks Parole In California

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Don’t be fooled

November 5, 2011

Evangelical missionary David Herzog stooped to a new low deceiving the Jewish community with ads which intentionally avoided any mention of their Christian evangelical agenda. Read more from the original source: Don’t be fooled

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Eric Christian Olsen at the premiere of "The Thing"

October 12, 2011
Eric Christian Olsen at the premiere of "The Thing"

http://www.youtube.com/v/HMr26cDBe00?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Eric Christian Olsen talks to LA Times reporter Emily Rome at the Oct. 10 premiere of “The Thing.” See more here: Eric Christian Olsen at the premiere of “The Thing”

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The Oaks Christian walk

October 9, 2011
The Oaks Christian walk

http://www.youtube.com/v/KLl__01k_Fo?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Lions start a tradition walking to football game vs. rival Westlake Read the rest here: The Oaks Christian walk

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LAst Night’s Action: Prince Averts Disaster for UCLA

October 9, 2011
LAst Night’s Action: Prince Averts Disaster for UCLA

UCLA Bruins defeat Washington State Cougars 28-25 . Call it a failure of Washington State’s offense to complete drives. Call it UCLA’s defense playing big when it counted. Call it a complete rebirth of quarterback Kevin Prince. But UCLA gets back to the .500 mark overall and 2-1 in the Pac-12 eking out a victory over the Cougars. more › Read more here: LAst Night’s Action: Prince Averts Disaster for UCLA

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Simmons: Ita s not 4,600… ita s 4,800

October 9, 2011

It was a refreshing personal approach from a celebrity in LA, the world of showbiz public relations moguls – and particularly surprising as Gene is one of the world’s most extravagant and richest stars. Visit link: Simmons: Ita s not 4,600… ita s 4,800

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Pianist Roger Williams Dies

October 9, 2011

Superstar pianist Roger Williams is dead.

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