Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3066 times:
Quoting Bwest (Reply 10): makes note: kiss boyfriend when in Singapore next month
Will fellow (gay) a-netters do a collect to pay for my bail ?
They have a distressing habit in Singapore of caning people who've violated some infraction or other or seem to be a little bit contemptuous of how wonderful life is in that city. It's more or less flogging with a rattan cane. Are you ready for that?
Bwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1314 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3040 times:
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 11): They have a distressing habit in Singapore of caning people who've violated some infraction or other or seem to be a little bit contemptuous of how wonderful life is in that city. It's more or less flogging with a rattan cane. Are you ready for that?
FlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3024 times:
Quoting Mt99 (Reply 13): I am sure some gay guys would love a 'spanking' from a hot and sexy police officer.. hehe
I realise your response is in jest. Though I don't suppose you've seen the photo's of the aftermath of a flogging with the rattan. It is very brutal. It's done across the bare butt, for the number of times prescribed by the court (and no less, regardless if you pass out or not) and makes an awful "bloody" mess. The flesh is actually opened up. Recipients don't usually sit down for months. A google search on rattan will yield info and photos and maybe a video or two of an actual flogging.
Access-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 15 Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2974 times:
Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 18): I realise your response is in jest. Though I don't suppose you've seen the photo's of the aftermath of a flogging with the rattan. It is very brutal. It's done across the bare butt, for the number of times prescribed by the court (and no less, regardless if you pass out or not) and makes an awful "bloody" mess. The flesh is actually opened up. Recipients don't usually sit down for months. A google search on rattan will yield info and photos and maybe a video or two of an actual flogging.
Maybe this is a way of making people that commit crimes here in the US stop......Can you imagine a person being caned for DUI???? Ill bet theyd think the next time they get their asses drunk.....Same for being arrested for dealing or being under the influence of a controlled substance.....There are a few other select crimes that would be appropriate for this kind of punishment.....
Its too bad the the ACLU would be all over lawmakers crying that it was cruel and unusual punishment....
Windshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2309 posts, RR: 11 Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2877 times:
As I understood the article, Singapore chose to ban the exhibit because it promotes homosexuality. So is that a bad thing? Promoting homosexuality? Do they think it could TURN people gay? I am really puzzled by that statement.
I thought Singapore was going to review their anti gay laws, is being gay still illegal?
"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
ManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 2971 posts, RR: 51 Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
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Quoting Klaus (Reply 8): Not washing one's hands is not just disgusting but also potentially a hazard for other people's health.
Go to any bathroom in those highway restaurants ("Autogrill") in Italy, and you will prefer not washing your hands any day over touching that extremely dirty, filthy faucet which hasn't been washed for months, if not years. There are probably more bacteria on those faucets than in a biohazard lab
HAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1466 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2835 times:
"Section 377 of the Singapore Penal Code criminalises penetrative non-reproductive sex between all persons regardless of gender, and section 377A criminalises non-penetrative sexual acts specifically between men. However, there are other portions of the Singapore Statutes which can be employed to criminalise homosexual behaviour."
However, there is a quite substantial gay scene in Singapore nonetheless:
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3706 posts, RR: 14 Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2794 times:
Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 23): It is to much "gay" in the media.
We have "Pride" here this week.
Oh please. Of the television series' shown on SVT in the last decade there has been a grand total of TWO with gay themes. One was the British version of "Queer as Folk" (which was shown very late on Saturday nights), and the other was an 8-episode documentary about homosexuality and what it's like to be gay in today's Sweden. Oh noes, too much!
The media have been giving alot attention to the Pride festivities in the last week or so, and those segments are shown later in the news broadcasts, when the "real" news has already been reported. And rightly so, news about a social event should not take precendence over world events or actual news. Still, it is a major event and should be reported on as such. And you sir, as a straight man, are welcome to take part.
Oh, there was another thing last night, which got top priority by one news programme, which was that a religious high school was not complying with curriculum regulations, and were teaching the kids, among other things, that homosexuality was a sin. This falls into a big grey area of what is allowed to be taught in private schools in Sweden, so it was a big story.
Actually, the "democratic" part would be to put more "gay" in the media, since the amount of media targeting homosexuals does not correspond with the size of the gay audience. But hey, we'll settle for equal rights and a few spots on the news around Pride Week.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
25 Charles79: The funny part is that I know folks here in the US that would actually vote for such a measure, and I'm sure some in our own government would rather h
26 Boeing744: Well maybe "too much gay in the media" to you is actually how much "gay" there is in real life. If gay people are getting more attention than straigh
27 Pbottenb: I think that your statement is not precisely correct. From the following link: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/03/warner_disagree.html T
28 Windshear: Why do I have the sense that Frederik is being sarcastic? I was under the impression, that he was gay himself... Boaz.
29 Doona: I doubt it, everytime there is a thread about general gayness, Bosse comes in and makes a post about how we 'mos are too visible and that he doesn't
30 Bofredrik: No. I am not gay. But it seems here like most other places that it is not political correct to have another view than the gay lobby. And i am not aga
31 Doona: What gay lobby? Are you talking about RFSL? National Association for Sexual Equality. And hey, RFSL is more of a social organization than a political
32 Bofredrik: RFSL worked for more liberal laws against adults that have sex with children until the 90:s so i do not trust them 100 %... They where working with N
33 Doona: I wasn't aware of that, but I guess that does fall under "sexual equality"... Still, they're not into that sort of thing anymore, thankfully. I still
34 Bofredrik: I do not like that RFSL want homosexuality to be equal to hetrosexuality. For me is hetrosexuality superior. I can accept homosexuals but nothing more
35 LTBEWR: Probably one explanation for their banning this exhibit is the need to not upset the Muslim minority that lives in and commutes to work in Singapore f
36 Doona: Doesn't sound very accepting... So I am inferior to you? Because we like to dress up and sing and dance. And we like parades, for that matter. So why