chibi_trillian: (!!!!!!)
Pope Says Condoms "Not the Answer" in Fight Against AIDS in Africa: Emperor Popetine apparently of the opinion that if you're having recreational sex you deserve to die, also, religious aid workers ask what His Holiness is smoking

Benedict had never directly addressed condom use. He has said that the Roman Catholic Church is in the forefront of the battle against AIDS. The Vatican encourages sexual abstinence to fight the spread of the disease.

...

"You can't resolve it with the distribution of condoms," the pope told reporters aboard the Alitalia plane headed to Yaounde, Cameroon, where he will begin a seven-day pilgrimage on the continent. "On the contrary, it increases the problem."


What.

WHAT.

Seriously, WHAT THE FUCKING HELL IS THIS BULLSHIT.

Some priests and nuns working with those living with HIV/AIDS question the church's opposition to condoms amid the pandemic ravaging Africa.

"Excuse us, sir, but people are dying horribly. Can we pleeeease pass out condoms now, seeing as they're the only thing that makes a serious dent in the transmission rates of STDs?"
"No. Tell them to stop having sex."
"Sir, that's not really going to--"
"SILENCE! I AM THE POPE! THAT MEANS I WIN!"

This 'don't use condoms, use abstinence' thing is, like all abstinence-based programs, utterly worthless and bordering on criminally negligent. A lot of women in certain regions of Africa don't get to turn to men who want to have sex with them and go, "I'm sorry, but I'm saving myself for a mutually monogamous relationship." And hell, completely monogamous marriages are rare enough in cultures that glorify it, much less in cultures that say a man isn't a man unless he's getting some booty on the side.

THIS IS GOING TO KILL PEOPLE. AND OTHER PEOPLE WILL SAY IT'S OKAY, BECAUSE THEY WERE OBVIOUSLY SINNERS AND DESERVED TO DIE.

ARG ARG ARG ARG *froth flail chew carpet*

ETA: France, Germany, UN AIDS Task Force Reaction to Pope's Comments Best Summed Up as "WTH, Benedict, WTH."

"Condoms save lives, in Europe as well as on other continents," the ministers said. "Modern assistance to the developing world today must make access to family planning available to the poorest of the poor — especially the use of condoms. Anything else would be irresponsible."

WAT.

Oct. 24th, 2008 01:37 pm
chibi_trillian: (Zoro loves yaoi)
I've made a couple of donations to Equality CA over the past couple of months, so I'm on their mailing list. I got this email today:

If lies don’t work, then maybe threats and blackmail will.

Yesterday, donors and supporters of Equality California began receiving threatening letters from the “Yes on 8” campaign leadership.

These letters threatened to “expose” the donors listed on our website if they don’t donate to the “Yes on 8” campaign and refrain from supporting Equality California in the future.

That’s how low the other side is willing to go. They are willing to threaten organizations and other donors who support efforts to protect youth and seniors, as a way to raise money in their effort to eliminate our right to marry.

...

The letter, sent on their campaign letterhead, was signed by four members of the group's executive committee and suggests our donors withdraw their support for their own good. It demands an equivalent donation or else:

“Were you to elect not to donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage. You would leave us no other reasonable assumption. The names of any companies…that choose not to donate…to ProtectMarriage.com…will be published.

…We will contact you shortly to discuss your contribution.”


I have no words. NONE. Please Californians, for the love of all that is right and just in this world, vote No on 8.

On the upside, I did learn that my internets and phone providers both support No on 8. :D

O IRNY.

Aug. 1st, 2008 11:33 am
chibi_trillian: (*twitch*)
Apparently, Otakon's been running commercials on Cartoon Network, or at least on Cartoon Network in my area. Apparently, at least one of them deals with panels as one of many awesome features of Otakon. One of my friends saw it the other night, and lo and behold, guess what it had?

A very brief clip from our fanfiction panel last year. The same one they refused to approve this year.

I AM BITTER.

Admittedly, I know they probably used footage from our panel because we're kind of the Multicultural Pals up there and they're totes trying to show how awesomely diverse they are, but still. We're good enough for the commercial but not good enough for your con? Fuck you, Otakon. Fuck you hard.

It also seriously worries me that one of the panel staff got in contact with Arthur and said, "Can you give me numbers where you guys can be reached at con?" I'm only going down to con on Friday, and I fear I'll get a call on Saturday going "OMG SURPRISE-PANEL!BUTTSECKS! WE HAD A PANEL DROP OUT, CAN U GAIZ FILL IN ON AN HOUR'S NOTICE LOL?" Arrrrrg DO NOT WANT.
chibi_trillian: (Zoro's a real tiger)
For those who don't know him in person but were mildly curious, [livejournal.com profile] blodhemn is home from the hospital and doing about as well as can be expected for a guy on chemo. Now that he's not in immediate OMG!danger of keeling over, the hospital's all like "LOL, Uninsured Dude, here's 1,000,000,000 forms to fill out to see if you qualify for financial aid." That part never shows up on House, WTF. O_<

Fortunately for you lot, this means I'm spending more time at home now so I'm caught up on OP and there's the off possibility of fiction. I'm still mildly disappointed that Oda didn't give me the mighty return of Don Kreig and Dandy Gin, but a Duval is fine too.

Also, the windshield of my shiny new car got totally pwned by a rock. WTF, world, why did you have to hit my new car? ;_;

ETA: The moment you realize that you really, REALLY need to speak to your family more often is the one where you discover your younger sister is writing multichapter Zoro/Tashigi fanfic on LJ and FF.net, and you didn't know she even had an LJ. O_o
chibi_trillian: (shitfuckmotherfuckshit)
OH SHIT SANJEE: Cigarettes cause impotence.

Maybe that's why you can't score with the ladies.
chibi_trillian: (Great God Ener is my homeboy)
Why can no one image-troll properly anymore? Also, why are all my hobbies expensive ones? Also also, why do I keep missing the "normal pairings" train?

Blah. So tired I hurt and yet I'm still awake, mostly because I'm afraid I'll fall asleep in the shower and split my head open. If I don't shower before going to bed I'll sleep fitfully because my body will be all like "WE MISSED A FEW STEPS IN THE BEDTIME RITUAL. DOES NOT COMPUTE. D:"

I want a jar full of eyes.
chibi_trillian: (don't play with your food)
FOOD OF LOVE. )

Now back to your regularly scheduled semi-adulthood.

WHY.

Nov. 20th, 2006 10:30 pm
chibi_trillian: (Great God Ener is my homeboy)
As promised, pictures. )

WHUT.

Nov. 8th, 2006 07:02 pm
chibi_trillian: (Pimp Chopper bitches)
When the zombie apocalypse comes...

...I'm so totally going to Home Depot. )

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