Posts tagged ‘Africa’

July 8, 2011

TOMS Shoes: Tsk tsk On You, Playing with Homophobes & Anti-Choice Groups?

by Accidental Bear

This is a tough one, like a blow below the belt. We have to pick our battles. I am a big flaming homosexual and do my best to not give my money to groups supporting hate, but I also find it impossible to be a 100% ” gay PC”. It is hard to keep track of where to and not to shop, eat and patronize.  Why TOMS, why? Target, now you. (crying into the palms of my hands) AB


Last week, TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie was a headliner at an event hosted by Focus On The FamilyAccording to Christianity Today, Focus On The Family is “working to become a TOMS international distributor in Africa.” Will canvas-footed progressives balk?

Since the departure of James Dobson, the group has modified their tone on polarizing topics, but not their positions on them: They still are anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-evolution, you name it.

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March 31, 2011

Great Loss; 15 yr old, Jumped to his Death

by Accidental Bear

Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me, may need to be updated. I cry in my coffee this morning.

Dominic Crouch died last May

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Schoolboy, 15, jumped to his death after rumors he was gay

via www.pinknews.co.uk

A Gloucestershire teenager jumped to his death after rumours circulated that he was gay, an inquest has heard.

Dominic Crouch, 15, a pupil at St Edwards School in Cheltenham, threw himself from a six-storey block of flats last May after returning from a school trip.

An inquest in Cheltenham heard that pupils played spin the bottle on the four-day art trip and there were rumours that Dominic had kissed a boy.

His parents said he appeared happy when he returned from the trip but just days later, he left school at lunchtime to go to the block of flats where he got to the roof via a trapdoor.

Notes were found in his pockets apologising to his parents.

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Dominic’s family are raising money in his name for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund which supports children in South Africa.

To donate to the cause, click here

 

 

March 20, 2011

Bill Cosby called, He wants his sweater back

by Accidental Bear

Laduma Ngxokolo’s Xhosa-influenced Knitwear Collection

Laduma Ngxokolo's Xhosa-influenced Knitwear Collection

Designboom takes a look at Capetown’s Design Indaba Conference which invited “an international selection of recent design graduates to present their work in the form of Pecha Kucha. among this year’s delegates, was homegrown South African, Laduma Ngxokolo who shared his fashion collection which interprets Xhosa beadwork aesthetics into a range of men’s knitwear for Amakrwala.” Ngxokolo’s range of knit wear was made for the Xhosa’s traditional rite of passage from boyhood to manhood.

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BILL YOU THE MAN COSBY!

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March 2, 2011

Is Charlie Rambling Fool or Genius? Take Poll

by Accidental Bear

Charlie you so crazy!

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Contributed by Monkeypuzzle

via www.guardian.co.uk

Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi: whose line is it anyway?

The US actor and the Libyan leader have produced some choice lines recently. Can you distinguish between them?

Gadaffi and Sheen 

Muammar Gaddafi and Charlie Sheen – ravers in arms? Photographs: Getty

  1. 1.I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists
  2. 2.Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body
  3. 3.Life without dignity is worthless
  4. 4.I’m extremely old-fashioned, I’m a nobleman, I’m chivalrous
  5. 5.I am like the Queen of England
  6. 6.I am much bigger than any rank, for those who are talking about rank, I am a fighter
  7. 7.Every great movement begins with one man
  8. 8.These resentments, they are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my sabre
  9. 9.I woke up at 4am, before dawn. You should be asleep. You’re all tired after a sleepless night
  10. 10.9/11 was ‘an absolute fairytale, a complete work of fiction’