Periodical Political Post *97

Queer News

  • Survey reveals poor mental health among queer population of Australia
  • School district told to replace web filter censoring queer support sites
  • Poll shows Italian voters from left & right want more pro-queer politics
  • School sued for not letting kid wearing “Jesus is not a homophobe” shirt
  • German football club bans homophobic fans for showing anti-gay banner
  • American scientific study claims male dolphins are bisexual by default

Other News

  • Government to monitor all calls, emails, texts and website visits in Great Britain
  • Draconian U.S. ‘Privacy Invasion Bill’ worse than SOPA continues to gain support
  • International Criminal Court says it cannot investigate alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza
  • U.S. Supreme Court okays strip-searches for offences like eating in the subway
  • High School students suspended after demanding ‘an education’ in protest
  • People who routinely eat fast food are 51% more likely to suffer from depression
  

14 thoughts on “Periodical Political Post *97”

  1. As I read through this, whilst chewing on a very unsatisfactory egg mcmuffin, I remarked outloud to myself how very depressing was the Periodic Political Post today. Then I read the last line.

    Oh waiter… can I have some ketchup to go with my irony please?

    1. “… whilst chewing on a very unsatisfactory egg mcmuffin …”

      See? That may well be your problem. Get out of McDonald’s. Instead, get up just 15 minutes earlier and prepare your own breakfast — even if it’s just a bowl of cereal. Something, anything you can control yourself instead of just stopping off at the crappy McD’s and accepting whatever they “serve.”

      1. Indeed, and I rarely ever eat there, this morning was a one-off sort of deal. So then I get in front of my monitor and read that article on the one day I foolishly ate that stuff (i’m still regretting that BTW).

        If there were a God, I’d say he’s toying with me…

    2. its not all bad news
      good news: School district told to replace web filter censoring queer support sites
      good news: Poll shows Italian voters from left & right want more pro-queer politics
      good news: German football club bans homophobic fans for showing anti-gay banner

      1. Medically, I’m concerned that the report (I’ve not read it myself) appears to the conclude that fast-food is the direct cause of some depression. I’m not convinced. One wonders if succumbing to the siren call of fast-food is but one sympton of depression, out of a constellation of many, rather than an actual cause.

        1. I have battled depression for a few years. MOST (not all) depression is caused by a chemical inbalance. There are chemicals in 99% of the food we buy and eat. therefore, it is very safe to consider the fact that it will cause some sort of reaction in our bodies. Our bodies are not, by design, able to completely process all the chemicals we take in on a daily basis. It is awesome that you do not routinely eat at fast food places. It is very difficult to get away and indeed, stay away from processed foods.

  2. What doesn’t cause depression these days, it seems that god damn near everything causes depression, even eating chocolate which has stuff in it to basically cause the reverse effect.

  3. There’s a lot to be depressed about these days. People who think things are getting better only make matters worse by creating false expectations which are rarely, if ever, fulfilled.

    1. I would counter that there are good things going on in the world too. If we let the things that get us down crush our spirit, we’ll never accomplish anything. Yes, there is a LOT to be worried about, but this is what makes working with and for the good of one another, all that more imperative.

    2. I think I am now too old to become depressed. I feel as though I am now on the outside and just looking in and I don’t think I have any real expectations. I think that I have lived long enough to say that overall, the world has become a better place.

  4. People who routinely eat fast food are 51% more likely to suffer……

    I agree with that

  5. I notice one of the tags is “palistina”. As I’m naturally prejudiced against them, I’ll just note it is supposed to be “palestine”.

  6. I don’t remember the book title or author now, but there has been extensive research in mammals with respect to bi/homosexuality. You have to bear in mind that scientists are often influenced by the morals and standards of the particular culture and times they live in. This behavior in mammals has always been observed, but was written off and aberrant or mutant examples.

    So in a time where scientists are freer to study animal sexuality and not read into to it human morals & biases…the are starting to get the whole picture. The dolphin study is not that new…they found that males will pair bond for life, but often seek females to breed at certain times of the yr. But the majority of their lives are spent male on male. And they’re finding this with other intelligent mammals.

    But the danger in all this is trying to show direct correlations with human queer populations-you can’t. However, what can be drawn from the research is that there is a significant amount of very natural bi/homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom.

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