October 31, 2013

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Hi this is Adam, Publishing adamfoxie*blog Interantional. As this year comes to an end it makes four years since this blog is publishing 7 days a week. As you saw the stories today or yesterdays you will notice that they are current, fresh and some even provocative for some.

I  want to wish you a scary and safe halloween but also to remind you that this could be our last year.  The work is gigantic just like what we accomplish to keep up with this blog but we do it everyday. We need you as you come to our page to use our well chosen advertisers to buy. That way we can stay up doing this work. We are not like any other gay media, nor do we compete with them.  Im sure you have notice.

As you know news cost money, wether is a newspaper or magazine. We give you news but more. Our post most have a valid reason to be posted and a believe that that it touches people around the world. We don’t ask for for subscription,
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To be honest with you, we are doing badly getting people shopping though our site. The advertisers have been chosen on the basis first that they are gay friendly and that they contribute money for LGTB causes. The rainbow jewelry gets the most hits but few sales. I can’t keep the site up running everyday and spending all those hours looking for material for you or writing it my self without help.

Hopefully we can stay for the coming holidays and beyond. So I am asking for help. No donations but we do ask that you do some of your shopping with us.

Not sure that I will be able to send another letter like this because seeing you using our advertisers mean you like us and trust us. I believe that begging or constantly sending reminders or emailing, you don’t need and I don’t like doing it nor have the time.

With over 700,000 hits and on the way to one million and a healthy readership in ten nations counting the US we would be expected to be doing great, with a small staff and good equipment. Such is not the case. A MAC computer was burnt out and the other computer won’t be able to do the load is expected to do. Searchers, aligning the articles, etc, etc. We  do not belong to Google, we are independent. We do use all the social media available.

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Yours,  Adam Gonzalez, Publisher

Full House Star Blake McIver Reveals He is Now a Male go-go Dancer

His former co-stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have become international stars since finding fame in the hit 90s series Full House.
But for their onetime castmate Blake McIver things are now very different.
For the former child star has revealed he is now working as a male go-go dancer.
Have mercy! Full House star Blake McIver has turned into quite the hunky go-go dancer
Have mercy! Full House star Blake McIver has turned into quite the hunky go-go dancer

 
You got it dude! The 28-year-old was recognised as Michelle Tanner's (right) frenemy and playmate Derek
You got it dude! The 28-year-old was recognised as Michelle Tanner's (right) frenemy and playmate Derek

 
The 28-year-old played Michelle Tanner's (The Olsen's) frenemy Derek in the series, and also took the role of Waldo in 1994's The Little Rascals.
But he has traded in his stiff prepster look for a barely clothed, chiseled go-go dancer.
McIver revealed to RumorFix that he started go-go dancing to boost his confidence levels after coming out as gay three years ago.
'I had so much shame about my body,' McIver said, explaining how he suffered from major self-esteem issues.
'This was a way to express myself that was safe, sensual and fun.
'I'm not hiding who I am anymore — not pretending I'm something I'm not.'
Confidence is key! The former child star started go-go dancing to boost his self-esteem
Confidence is key! The former child star started go-go dancing to boost his self-esteem
 
The singer/songwriter initially tried to pursue a career as a vocal coach but was having difficulty maintaining a secure income.
So he looked to dancing as another way to make ends meet, and 'in the process, I found it so liberating and empowering,' McIver explained.
'The tips were good. In fact, I raised so much money I was able to finish my record - mission accomplished.'
McIver has also recently returned to TV by starring on the premiere episode of Bravo's new series The People's Couch.
Something is similar... McIver still has the same voluminous hair as he did in his youthful days
Something is similar... McIver still has the same voluminous hair as he did in his youthful days
 

Being Arab and Gay is Like Oil and Water


  Haunted by Syrian high school lessons
When I was 14 I had a school teacher named Emotions. Literally, the woman’s name was Oautif, which translates from Arabic to emotions. We secretly used to call her Oaussif, which is pronounced almost the same in Arabic, but rather means storms.
This woman, with her short temper, plastic-like hair and green moustache that she seemed uninterested in shaving used to teach us a course called Nationalism.
That course is part of the Syrian curriculum and is a main course in all school years starting at age six up until you graduate from high school. The main reason behind the course is simple: Teaching you the political history of Syria, in which the Baath regime is an angelic movement that solved all the horrible problems that Syria was suffering before it came along. The Assad family, both the father and the son, who have been ruling the country for the past 40 years, are Godly creatures who do no evil. The Holocaust never actually took place, but rather is a Zionist invention.
Of course, during her classes (and depending on the day), I was either thinking of how Allah would punish me for my newfound homosexuality, or how to get my schoolmate to come by my house that night for a makeout session.
Ouatif used to tell us, while scratching her bright green moustache, that we’re being prepared to be the next generation of resistance which will free Occupied Palestine, unite the Arab world in one big country, and extend the concepts of freedom and socialism that we learned from our immortal president to all parts of the universe.
She seriously believed that we all should be built up as copies of the same person: we should all believe in the same values and have the same understandings of life. To Ouatif, that’s how the world worked.
I was encouraged to believe that everyone should be the same, but I kept asking myself: why am I different? The lesson that I learned was simple: if you’re different, then you’re bad. You’re a broken sector in the whole circle of life, an unwanted sperm that mistakenly took the lead in your mother’s womb. You shouldn’t try to be different because that’s a horrible decision, one you’ll regret, one that will ruin yourself and your society.
For the next 10 years, I spent most of my free time trying to understand why different is wrong. I finally managed to accept that difference is variety and creativity; I learned that different means beautiful and unique.
Through that line of thought I managed to accept my homosexuality, my love for tattoos and piercing (a taboo in most of the Arab world), my sarcastic views of all religions in general and my lack of interest in a “family-oriented” lifestyle.
I believe wholeheartedly that most gay Arabs are not as lucky as I am. They have given up their beauty for the sake of acceptance and belonging. They are trampled under the pressure of their families who are so stingy with acceptance, and the heavy hand of religious leaders who want to turn them into a herd for easy shepherding. They loathe themselves as society has taught them to hate difference and seek the familiar.
Such self-loathing is not unfamiliar to gay circles. The situation is changing rapidly now, but until recently many gay people around the world shared at least some of these burdens of not belonging.
The situation for many gay people in the Arab world remains bleak. As many gay Arabs, and especially Syrians, try to balance their secret lives as homosexuals with their public lives, some have become bitter and angry. They lash out at each other, they abuse alcohol, they struggle with their internalized homophobia.
They walk the streets of Damascus, Beirut, Cairo, Amman and Baghdad, haunted by the ghost of Oautif.

BY 
dailyxtra.com

It’s Slutty Halloween!!Enjoy!!!

It’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means…it’s time to dress up as the sluttier versions of your favorite superhero, movie character, or favorite profession. After browsing instagram under the hashtag #gayhalloween, we managed to stumble across some very creative and hunky gay boys. Enjoy below:
Batman and Robin (@markkr)
Halloween is Here, And it’s Sluttier Than Ever: Best Gay Costumes So Far This Year (Photos)
Share on faceboIt’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means…it’s time to dress up as the sluttier versions of your favorite superhero, movie character, or favorite profession. After browsing instagram under the hashtag #gayhalloween, we managed to stumble across some very creative and hunky gay boys. Enjoy below:


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Julian Serrano dressing up as a bootylicious Sherriff: (@juju_mario)
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Sexy Superheroes (Via @dapper_deo):
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Sexy yet disturbing! @gayhalloween
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Size Queen @nathanvernon
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Slurp! It’s NYC’s Paige Turner and another hottie (@paigeturnernyc):
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80s Drag Rockers @brenorourke
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Hello Pharaoh @jrgamlieli

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Flower Gardener @darkcarver
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Sexy Jason! @gayhalloween
Gay Little Mermaid @hgic
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Phantoms of the Opera (@boy_timmy)
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Check out some photos from this weekend’s Colossus San Francisco Halloween party:

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Police } Serve&Protect Is Become Sleaze Seize and Profit

 How police across the country are using civil asset forfeiture to seize people’s houses, cars and cash to make money for their departments.

Police tape

(Shutterstock / Copyright Carl Ballou)

Leon and Mary Adams had been living in their Philadelphia home for nearly five decades. They were eating breakfast one morning last year when armed cops streamed out of a bunch of vans and said the couple had 10 minutes to grab their things and leave. Permanently. As in, Leon and Mary wouldn’t be allowed to come back. The cops then seized the property so they could auction it off, all because the Adams’ grandson allegedly did a few $20 marijuana deals on the porch.
This is just one of the many stories Sarah Stillman told in The New Yorker this summer about a “process” called civil asset forfeiture. And it’s not just happening in Philadelphia; it’s happening nationwide to people’s houses, cars, cash and other property that cops seize and sell to make money for their departments. See how it works in our latest video in the Prison Profiteers series, a partnership between Beyond Bars, the ACLU, and The Nation magazine:
Under many civil asset forfeiture laws around the country, cops can take people’s money and property without proving anyone guilty, or indeed without even making an arrest. The police just have to suspect the assets are tied in some way to illicit activity. Such was the case with Leon and Mary Adams, and it resulted in the loss of their home.
Money that cops generate from such seizures bankroll their departments, and sometimes even fund their own salaries. That gives police a strong incentive to abuse civil asset forfeiture laws, search people unconstitutionally, engage in racial profiling and over-enforce minor offenses, needlessly increasing people’s contact with the criminal justice system. The more they seize, the better off their departments are. Sometimes law enforcement officials seize a car knowing that they’ll be able to drive that very car on the job. Victims often fear being jailed if they don’t hand over their assets. And if they want to challenge the seizure, they rarely have a right to an attorney and often cannot afford one, must navigate complex proceedings and often bear the burden of proving their innocence in order to get their property back.
Something is deeply wrong here. When incentives are this out of whack, abuse ensues—encouraging law enforcement to put profit above public safety. Police in Pittsburgh used asset forfeiture cash to buy nearly $10,000 in Gatorade. In just one month, cops from Bal Harbor, Florida, dropped $23,704 on trips with first-class flights and luxury car rentals. And the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office used civil asset forfeiture funds to buy nine flat-screen TVs for $8,200, and two Segways for $14,500.
These stories seem almost comical until you consider the people picking up the tab, who are disproportionately racial minorities. Consider the case of an African-American man driving from Virginia Beach to Wilmington, Delaware:
He was stopped by police on June 16, 1998, while driving from Virginia Beach to Wilmington, Delaware. The police officer who stopped him claimed that a taillight was out, which was untrue. Once stopped, the officer subjected him to a search by a drug dog, claiming that he “looked like a drug dealer.” The officers asked him if he was carrying drugs, guns or money. He replied that he had $3,500 in cash. The officer seized the money, claiming that it must be the proceeds of drug dealing…The gentleman was never charged with a crime.
The man never got his money back.
Some states are working to stop this type of abuse. But even where some state laws are stricter, state cops can still take advantage of a loophole called “equitable sharing,” which allows them to seize property under federal law and keep up to 80 percent of the proceeds. That’s a loophole that must be closed if we’re to have a fair criminal justice system. Otherwise, civil asset forfeiture will remain one more way that our system has gotten way too large, intrusive, corrupt and unfair, as the rest of our Prison Profiteers series highlights.
Tell the Department of Justice: Don’t let cops use federal law to ignore stronger state asset forfeiture protections. State and local cops should have to follow state laws if they’re stricter than federal law.

Snowden Leaks } Both Google and Yahoo Were Hacked by NSA



A summary of US spying allegations brought about by Edward Snowden’s leak of classified documents 

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been hacking data links connecting Yahoo and Google's data centres, according to leaks by Edward Snowden.
Millions of records were gleaned daily from the internet giants' internal networks, documents published by the Washington Post indicate.
The agency's director said it had not had access to the companies' computers.
Gen Keith Alexander told Bloomberg TV: "We are not authorised to go into a US company's servers and take data."
But correspondents say this is not a direct denial of the latest claims.
The documents cited in the latest Snowden leaks suggest that the NSA intercepted the data at some point as it flowed through fibre-optic cables and other network equipment connecting the companies' data centres, rather than targeting the servers themselves.
The data the agency obtained, which ranged from "metadata' to text, audio and video, were then sifted by an NSA programme called Muscular, operated with the NSA's British counterpart, GCHQ, the documents say.
The NSA already has "front-door" access to Google and Yahoo user accounts through a court-approved programme known as Prism.
The revelations stem from documents leaked by fugitive ex-US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who now lives in Russia and is wanted in the US in connection with the unauthorised disclosures.
'Inappropriate and unacceptable'
The latest revelations come hours after a German delegation of intelligence officials arrived in Washington for talks at the White House following claims that the US monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
Two of Mrs Merkel’s most important advisers, foreign policy adviser Christoph Heusgen, and intelligence coordinator Guenter Heiss were sent to take part in the talks - a measure of how seriously Mrs Merkel takes the matter, the BBC's Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.
Next week, the heads of Germany's spying agencies will go to meet their opposite numbers in Washington.

How intelligence is gathered

How intelligence is gathered
  • Accessing internet company data
  • Tapping fibre optic cables
  • Eavesdropping on phones
  • Targeted spying 
This week's meetings are more about how to rebuild trust, while next week's agenda will be more about the detail of how the two countries' agencies might or might not work more in harmony, our correspondent reports.
The head of US intelligence has defended the monitoring of foreign leaders as a key goal of operations but the US is facing growing anger over reports it spied on its allies abroad.
It has also been reported that the NSA monitored French diplomats in Washington and at the UN, and that it conducted surveillance on millions of French and Spanish telephone calls, among other operations against US allies.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said that if Spain had been a target of the NSA, this would be "inappropriate and unacceptable between partners".
However Gen Alexander has said "the assertions... that NSA collected tens of millions of phone calls [in Europe] are completely false".
However on Wednesday, the agency denied Italian media reports that it had targeted communications at the Vatican.
The UN said it had received assurances that its communications "are not and will not be monitored" by American intelligence agencies, but refused to clarify whether they had been in the past.

 'Inappropriate and unacceptable'
The latest revelations come hours after a German delegation of intelligence officials arrived in Washington for talks at the White House following claims that the US monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
Two of Mrs Merkel's most important advisers, foreign policy adviser Christoph Heusgen, and intelligence coordinator Guenter Heiss were sent to take part in the talks - a measure of how seriously Mrs Merkel takes the matter, the BBC's Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.
Next week, the heads of Germany’s spying agencies will go to meet their opposite numbers in Washington. n leaders as a key goal of operations but the US is facing growing anger over reports it spied on its allies abroad.
It has also been reported that the NSA monitored French diplomats in Washington and at the UN, and that it conducted surveillance on millions of French and Spanish telephone calls, among other operations against US allies.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said that if Spain had been a target of the NSA, this would be "inappropriate and unacceptable between partners".
However Gen Alexander has said "the assertions... that NSA collected tens of millions of phone calls [in Europe] are completely false".
However on Wednesday, the agency denied Italian media reports that it had targeted communications at the Vatican.
The UN said it had received assurances that its communications "are not and will not be monitored" by American intelligence agencies, but refused to clarify whether they had been in the past.
'Basic tenet'
On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Gen Alexander testified before the intelligence panel of the House of Representatives.
Gen Alexander said much of the data cited by non-US news outlets was actually collected by European intelligence services and later shared with the NSA.
Meanwhile, Mr Clapper told lawmakers that discerning foreign leaders' intentions was "a basic tenet of what we collect and analyse".
He said that foreign allies spy on US officials and intelligence agencies as a matter of routine.
Mr Clapper said the torrent of disclosures about American surveillance had been extremely damaging and that he anticipated more. Although the pair were not given a tough time by the committee, correspondents say that sentiment is turning within Congress toward tightening up the reach of American intelligence agencies.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that Moscow used free USB memory sticks and mobile phone charging cables to spy on delegates attending the G20 Summit in St Petersburg last September.
Reports in two Italian newspapers suggested that the USB sticks and cables had bugs on them that could steal data from the delegates.
Spokesman Dmitri Peskov said the reports were an attempt to distract from the problems between European countries and the US.

The Sadistic Chilean Murder of Daniel Zamudio Changed The Conversation About Gays in Chile

Credit: Jorge Barrios Riquelme/Wikimedia Commons
Friends and supporters of Daniel Zamudio's pass by the Plaza of Peace during the young man's funeral on March 30, 2012.
Four men beat Daniel Zamudio to death in a park in Santiago, Chile, 18 months ago. 
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Credit: Movilh Chile/BBC
Daniel Zamudio's sadistic murder at the hands of four men has caused many Chileans, including leading presidential candidates, to push for gay rights and to condemn homophobia.

He wasn't the first gay man to be attacked, not even to be killed, but his murder galvanized many in the country to push for gay rights and anti-discrimination laws.
Why? The BBC's Gideon Long says much of it is due to the sadistic nature of the attack.

Zamudio was walking alone in a park late at night when the men attacked him. They beat him to the ground. They kicked him. They knocked him unconscious. Then, they started to torture him — by carving swastikas into his skin, by smashing his leg with a huge rock, and then by urinating on his body before they left him for dead.
All this was describes in detail during the trial of the four men. All were convicted of murder.
The whole incident — and the response it has generated — is reminiscent of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. Like Shepard's tragic story, the murder of Zamudio is changing the conversation about gay rights in Chile.
Months after the attack, Chile's parliament passed an anti-discrimination law. Gay rights have also become an issue in the Nov. 17 presidential election. Expected winner Michelle Bachelet publically supports gay marriage.
The BBC's Long says gay rights haven't figured in previous elections. Pride parades have also popped up in recent years. So one might think that Chile is well on its way to change.
And, it is. But, it still has a long way to go. Just last week, six people beat another gay man in a town south of Santiago. There are reports the man had one of his eyes cut out. 
"He's in a coma right now, fighting for his life," Long says. "Clearly, there is a lot of work still to do."

Sandra Day O’Connor Officiated a Gay Ceremony She Also Is Responsible for Anti-Sodomy Law to Continue

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, photographed in July 2012
Officiator of the first gay marriage at the Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images
On Tuesday, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor officiated a same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court, the first gay wedding to take place in the court’s halls. (It wasn’t the first officiated by a justice, though; Ruth Bader Ginsburg beat O’Connor to that honor.) The event serves as a heartwarming confirmation that O’Connor’s shift to the left has continued through retirement—but it’s also a poignant reminder that the justice’s early retirement cut short what might have been an evolution from Reagan conservative to gay-rights luminary.
O’Connor’s jurisprudence wasn’t always so friendly to gays, of course. In 1986, O’Connor joined Justice Byron White’s five-member majority in Bowers v. Hardwick, the court’s first gay-rights case. Confronted with the constitutionality of Georgia’s anti-sodomy law, White infamously declared that a constitutional right to gay intimacy is “at best, facetious.” In dissent, Justice Harry Blackmun chastised the majority for its “almost obsessive focus on homosexual activity”—but with O’Connor on board, the court had its five votes, and sodomy laws survived.
Yet just 10 years later, O’Connor performed a somewhat unexpected about face inRomer v. EvansRomer dealt with a Colorado constitutional amendment forbidding local governments from enacting nondiscrimination statutes designed to protect gay people. Many gay-rights groups anticipated defeat after O’Connor, by then a frequent swing vote, remained alternately quiet and cagey during oral arguments. (Her most substantive questions pertained to the amendment’s breadth.) Court watchers were surprised, then, when O’Connor joined Justice Anthony Kennedy and four liberals to declare that the amendment was “a denial of equal protection of the laws in the most literal sense”—the first time the court had ever extended constitutional protections to gays.
This was not the O’Connor of the Bowers court. But even after RomerBowers remained on the books—until the blockbuster case of Lawrence v. TexasLawrence, like Bowers, dealt with an anti-sodomy statute. But unlike the law in Bowers, the Texas statute challenged in Lawrence specifically targeted “homosexual conduct,” while leaving heterosexual sodomy perfectly legal. Once again, Kennedy took the lead in Lawrence, penning an eloquent (if occasionally orotund) encomium to human intimacy that directly overruled Bowers. O’Connor, too, voted to overturn the Texas statute—but she refused to join Kennedy’s opinion overruling Bowers and thereby tacitly revoking herBowers vote. Instead, O’Connor held that an exclusively anti-gay sodomy ban violated the Equal Protection Clause by “mak[ing] homosexuals unequal in the eyes of the law.”
In one sense, the distinction represented an irksome refusal by the justice to concede her Bowers mistake. But ironically, O’Connor’s opinion also laid the groundwork for an alternate gay-rights jurisprudence—one conceivably stronger than that laid out by Justice Kennedy. Kennedy sees gay rights primarily as a Due Process issue: The Due Process Clause of the Fifth and 14th Amendments guarantees all people “life, liberty, and property,” and Kennedy has held, most recently in U.S. v. Windsor, that the “injury and indignity” inflicted by certain anti-gay statutes are “a deprivation of an essential part of ... liberty.”
Those are strong words, and thus far, they’ve provided satisfactory results. But “equal protection of the laws” is a firmer mandate—with sharper teeth. Had O’Connor remained on the court for long enough to confront the next round of gay-rights cases, she might have had time to hone her analysis, to develop her jurisprudence so that gays must be afforded the same constitutional protections as women or blacks. Instead, her retirement subtracted one pro-gay vote and added a rudely anti-gay one, ushering in an era of nail-baiting 5-4 gay-rights opinions. It’s impossible to know whether O’Connor’s gay-rights jurisprudence would have evolved so quickly had she remained on the bench. But it’s also difficult not to pine for a different version of the story, one that ends with O’Connor overcoming her Bowers error to emerge as the court’s true champion of equality.
Mark Joseph Stern is a Slate contributor. He writes about science, the law, and LGBT issu

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