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Deus do céu, pode haver coisa mais ridícula que a votação do Dia do Orgulho Hétero na Câmara Municipal de São Paulo? Atenção: minha posição não é contra a heterossexualidade! Mas a criação de datas específicas costuma corresponder a critérios históricos. Os negros são prestigiados porque foram escravos e sofrem preconceito e discriminação social até agora. Os gays porque até hoje são alvo de violência e discriminação. Há também o Dia da Mulher que reafirma a conquista dos direitos femininos, após uma longa luta. E até hoje, falando francamente, negros têm menos oportunidades profissionais e mulheres costumam ganhar menos do que homens. Também gays sofrem profissionalmente, além de serem agredidos nas ruas.
Seria cômico se não fosse trágico. Surge uma espécie de movimento para defender os heterossexuais de supostos privilégios gays. Juro, eu não vejo héteros sendo alvo de chacota por serem héteros. Nem apanhando nas ruas. Ou sofrendo níveis de discriminação profissional. Ainda estou para conhecer um pai ou uma mãe que expulse o filho de casa por ser hetero. Alguém conhece? O vereador Carlos Apolinário defendeu a “moral e bons costumes”. Já repararam que quando alguém quer arrancar votos fala nisso? Mas não explica o que é moral e bons costumes. O deputado, ligado a igrejas protestantes, talvez não esteja entendendo em profundidade a fé cristã. A grande importância de Cristo, no plano das ideias, da ética e da fé, foi justamente transformar a visão de “olho por olho, dente por dente”, do Velho Testamento, em “amai o próximo como a ti mesmo”, do Novo. A humanidade deu um grande passo do ponto de vista ético, com o Cristianismo, pois Cristo trouxe a religião do perdão em contraposição à do confronto.
Bom costume para mim é, justamente, ter uma visão cristã da vida. Moral é viver de acordo com princípios éticos.
Mas o que o vereador propõe? O confronto. Sua obsessão, aliás, são os gays. Já fez um projeto contra a Parada Gay. Já foi, como deputado, contra a PL122, projeto de lei pelos direitos homossexuais. Agora conseguiu passar esse Dia do Orgulho Hétero.
Tudo bem. Se houver a Parada do Orgulho Hétero, vou com prazer. Como será? Com caminhões de mulatas sambando? Não, não, o vereador é religioso. Será uma passeata de casais bem formais, eles de terno e gravata, elas de vestidinho sem decote? Tudo bem careta? Epa! Mas aí não vai ser a Parada do Orgulho Hétero. Mas o dia da posição “Papai e Mamãe”. Gente, ser hétero não é ser careta! Muito pelo contrário!
No final de contas, cada vez que eu vejo uma coisa dessas, olho para a foto de quem propôs. No caso, o vereador Carlos Apolinário. E penso:
— Por que esse tipo de projeto sempre é inventado por gente feia?
Acho que os bonitos e as bonitas estão se divertindo!
Vamos lá, Kassab, agora só depende da sua sanção!( Que estranho momento esse! A pessoa não pode ser hétero , pois ofende ! Que visão mais distorcida da realidade , essa do Walcyr! Tenha dó !)
"Excrescência" criada por vereadores paulistanos "envergonha" cidadãos, segundo associação
Publicado em 03/08/2011, 14:55
Última atualização às 15:37
São Paulo – O projeto de projeto de lei aprovado na terça-feira (2) pela Câmara de São Paulo que cria o Dia do Orgulho Heterossexual precisa ser vetado pelo prefeito Gilberto Kassab (ex-DEM, rumo ao PSD). A demanda é defendida pela Associação Brasileira de Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transexuais (ABLGBT), que divulgou nota na qual afirma que a decisão do Legislativo paulistano é uma "excrescência homofóbica" que "envergonha" os cidadãos.
A Câmara aprovou, em sessão extraordinária, o Projeto de Lei 294, de 2008, do vereador Carlos Apolinário (DEM). Caso seja sancionado pelo prefeito, o Dia do Orgulho Heterossexual na cidade será celebrado no terceiro domingo de dezembro.
Caberá agora ao prefeito Gilberto Kassab definir se veta ou sanciona o texto, que tinha oposição de dos 11 vereadores da bancada do PT, dos dois da bancada do PCdoB, além de Gilberto Natalini, Claudio Fonseca (PPS), Claudio Prado (PTB), Juscelino Gadelha, Tripoli e Eliseu Gabriel (PSB).
"Ao nosso ver, o projeto de lei nº 294/2005 é um acinte propositalmente ofensivo e atentatório à democracia e aos direitos da pessoa humana", afirma a carta. "Para poder avaliar o propósito verdadeiro do projeto de lei, basta ler o conteúdo preconceituoso e discriminatório da justificativa", sustenta a nota.
A comunidade LGBT afirma ainda que os heterossexuais não são discriminados pelo simples fato de serem heterossexuais, ao contrário do que têm sofrido os homossexuais, vítimas de crimes de ódio – a violência homofóbica. A carta afirma que não há registros desse tipo de violência contra os heterossexuais em razão de sua orientação sexual.
"Os 19 vereadores da Câmara Municipal de São Paulo que votaram a favor desse projeto de lei envergonharam a nação brasileira, com sua conivência com o desrespeito à laicidade do Estado, com seu aval ao preconceito, com a mensagem de ridicularização da cidadania da população LGBT que endossaram e divulgaram para o mundo afora", acrescenta o texto.
Do início do ano até agora, 19 jornalistas morreram nas Américas. Segundo levantamento da Sociedade Interamericana de Imprensa (SIP), 2011 teve mais falecimentos de repórteres do que nas últimas duas décadas.
Flamingo soccer player, Ronaldinho, will receive compensation amounting to 100,000 euros from the French model Alexandra Paressant, who claimed she had a relationship with the soccer player during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, informs AS.
In July 2006, the British newspaper The Sun wrote that the International Brazilian Ronaldinho from FC Barcelona had a disappointing play at the World Cup in Germany because he spent the nights with his girlfriend, Alexandra Paressant, a French model. According to the quoted source, Paressant said that Ronaldinho had violated team rules sneaking out most nights from the Brazil national team hotel to go to her.
“Brazil soccer coach forbade players’ partners to stay at the same hotel with the team, but we could not bear to be separated. Therefore, almost every evening he came to my room and we could make love all night. Sometimes we couldn’t even reach the room , we made love in the hallway. We were fools for love. I do not think the relationship was bad for him”, said Alexandra Paressant back then, according to The Sun.
Ronaldinho has sued Paressant and a court in Barcelona accepted the complaint, sentencing her to pay damages worth 100,000 euros, for misrepresentation.
In the interview with The Sun, the French model claimed that Ronaldinho had perhaps played poorly at the World Cup because, after their nocturnal adventures, he used to play games on PlayStation. “After, he liked to relax by playing on the PlayStation. During the World Cup, he played FIFA 2006″, the model said.
New Delhi: Faisal Makdad, Syria’s junior foreign minister, has urged his country’s opposition to defuse tensions after violent weekend clashes between pro-democracy groups and the government claimed some 140 lives.
Makdad, who was in New Delhi to brief India on the volatile situation, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had proposed political reforms and readied drafts for laws on multi-party democracy, holding elections, media transparency and the right to demonstration.
“Once we approve these laws, you will see a lively, vital and democratic multi-party system in Syria that will be an example and the envy of all neighbouring countries,” he said late Tuesday. “We have enough time to do this and we will do this.”
Syrian protesters are demanding Assad’s ouster and deeper democratic reforms.
No respite: A file photo of people protesting against President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor, Syria. Reports say government has launched a fresh campaign against protesters in major cities, including Hama. ReutersIndia has resisted pressure in the UN Security Council (UNSC) to bring a resolution reprimanding the Syrian administration. “We appreciate the practical position of India, which has been non-intervention in the internal affairs of Syria,” Makdad said.
He named India as one of Syria’s friends in the Security Council, counting Russia, China, Lebanon, Brazil and South Africa as its other allies in the panel.
India was elected as one of the 10 non-permanent members of UNSC last year and took its seat in January. On Monday, it assumed the month-long rotating presidency.
In New York, the council late Tuesday struggled through negotiations on how to respond to the Syrian crisis on a day the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said Assad had “lost all humanity”, AFP reported.
Divisions remained within the 15-member body on the wording of any condemnation of Assad’s crackdown on protests and whether it should be a formal resolution or merely a statement.
France, the UK, Germany, Portugal and the US have been trying to get a resolution passed for two months, but Russia and China, two of the five permanent council members, have threatened to veto any such move. Brazil, India and South Africa have also opposed council action, suggesting it could lead to a Libya-style international military campaign against Assad.
The protests in Syria followed pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt earlier this year that led to the overthrow of long-ruling dictators in those countries.
Italy on Tuesday recalled its ambassador from Damascus, Syria’s capital, days after the European Union imposed a fresh set of sanctions, including an asset freeze and travel ban on Assad and some of his family members, besides an arms embargo.
Makdad described as exaggerated media reports that have put the death toll in the pro-democracy protests at 1,600 since March and rejected accusations that all these deaths were caused by government troops firing on protesters.
He also dismissed reports of Syrian security forces using tanks, gunfire and mass arrests in efforts to quell the revolt as propaganda by the Western media and other groups.
LONDON — It was a case of No 10 at No 10 when Brazil great Pele turned up at the official residence of the British Prime Minister on Wednesday to help promote a youth football programme.
Pele, who wore the No 10 shirt for the bulk of an international career where he was a key member of three Brazil World Cup-winning teams, was at No 10 Downing Street to meet youngsters who are taking part in Street League, a charity which aims to help young people gain qualifications, find jobs and stay away from crime.
The 70-year-old Pele was on hand to watch a kickabout in the Downing Street garden and afterwards he told reporters: "I'm proud to be here, it's fantastic. I'm very honoured.
"In Brazil, we start playing football in the street, so to support the kids here is great.
"Many kids from the street see the game of football and they turn away from the drugs and from the bad scene, which is very important."
Street League's Marco Dejesus, 19, from Tulse Hill, south London, spoke to Pele in the footballer's native Portuguese.
"Meeting him was fantastic, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and something I can tell my grandchildren," Dejesus said.
"I had a little conversation with him in Portuguese -- both my parents are from Madeira.
"He gave me a big hug and was happy I spoke the language.
"He's a huge hero of anyone who plays football. He's the world's greatest."
Pele, an ambassador for his former club the New York Cosmos, is in Britain to attend the American side's match with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Friday that will mark Red Devils' midfielder Paul Scholes's testimonial.
Brazil will stage the next World Cup in 2014.
An 18-year-old Sydney schoolgirl strapped to a suspected bomb for 10 hours is safe after a horrifying ordeal that has left her wealthy family at a loss as to why she was targeted.
A manhunt is underway for the attacker who was wearing a balaclava when the sophisticated and complex device was attached to the young woman's body.
The family of 18-year-old Madeleine Pulver endured "something no one needs to endure", after she was attached to the device during an attack in her Mosman home on Wednesday, police said.
Police are now hunting for whoever carried out the bizarre attack, which left police puzzling for hours over how to defuse the "elaborate, sophisticated" device.
Police say the family, reportedly one of Sydney's wealthiest, had no idea why they were targeted and Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch told reporters it was "far too early" to establish a motive.
Madeleine's father, William Pulver, is reportedly chief executive of Appen Butler Hill, a linguistic solutions company.
Mr Murdoch refused to confirm whether a ransom note had been left at the scene, saying only that police had had no contact with who ever carried out the attack.
The incident began about 2.30pm (AEST) on Wednesday when Madeleine alerted police, telling them she had been attacked and was strapped to a bomb.
They found her alone in her parents' home on Burrawong Avenue in wealthy Mosman, with the device reportedly collared around her neck.
A terrifying 10-hour ordeal ensued, during which Madeleine was not allowed to speak to her parents for operational reasons.
Instead, she was comforted by two police negotiators, who kept her talking, warm and fed, as two bomb disposal experts worked to defuse the device.
Madeleine managed very well considering the circumstances, and did a good job of keeping her emotions in check, Mr Murdoch said.
Outside, the area swarmed with police, bomb squad technicians, rescue squad officers, firies, State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers and paramedics.
Nearby mansions on the street, whose residents include horse trainer Gai Waterhouse, were evacuated and police cordons were put in place.
The devise, described by Mr Murdoch as "a hard nut to crack", took specialist bomb disposal technicians 10 hours to defuse.
During that time, advice was sought from several agencies, including the British military and the Australian Federal Police bomb centre.
It was eventually removed from Madeleine around midnight on Wednesday, still intact, and she was immediately reunited with her parents.
She has since been taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment.
Mr Murdoch said police still did not know if the device was explosive.
But he said Madeleine's safe release was a "testament to the skills of our NSW bomb technicians who have worked tirelessly".
The focus is now on finding the attacker, and police say Madeleine gave them a lot of information about.
"We want to get our hands on who has done this and pretty smartly," Mr Murdoch said.
"The family have endured something no one needs to endure ... but they have held up remarkably well," he said.
Mr Murdoch said police had not been able to give out information during the incident, because they did not know who was listening or watching the news broadcasts.
"Her safety was our prime objective ... and the motivator for that," he said.
He refused to reveal further details on Madeleine's ordeal, saying these would come out "in the fullness of time".
The investigation will continue to be led by the State Crime Command's robbery and serious crime squad, which deals with extortion.
Russian cosmonauts launch defective satellite from ISS
MOSCOW, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Two Russian cosmonauts manually launched a mini satellite from the International Space Station ( ISS) during a six-hour spacewalk Wednesday, said the Mission Control center near Moscow.
Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyayev, who started the spacewalk with a 20-minute delay, found the 30-kg Kedr has lost one of its two antennas during its delivery to the ISS in January. After consulting with the Mission Control, they have decided to launch the device anyway, Interfax news agency reported.
The Kedr satellite, which was made by Russian students, was created to transmit from the orbit greetings in 15 languages about the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first space flight. It could also photograph the Earth and re-transmit information from the ISS equipment.
During the spacewalk, the cosmonauts were expected to install new stream video equipment on the station's outer surface, and to take pictures holding photos of the founders of Russian space explorations, including Konstantin Tsiolkovski, Sergei Korolyov and Yuri Gagarin.
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