U.K. Sex Workers Sitting on Each Other’s Faces for Their Right to Fist

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vr33uei3fnjmxgxvyqcqA mass facesitting demonstration is taking place outside Parliament in London to protest new U.K. pornography regulations that will hold online porn to the same standards as DVDs: That means no spanking, no bondage, no watersports, no fisting, no squirting, and, of course, no facesitting.

Protestors opposed to the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014, led by sex worker Charlotte Rose, staged the facesit-in to coincide with a parliamentary debate on what should be allowed in internet porn. Rose argues the new guidelines are sexist, because the list of banned acts seems to target female pleasure.

Watch the video here ……. Warning, Not Safe For Work

“These laws are not only sexist but they taking away people’s choices without consent,” she told the Independent.

Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert made a move to annul the new rules, calling it a “very odd” double standard to ban videos of acts that are legal between consenting adults. Huppert “tabled an Early Day Motion in order to ensure that the topic is debated in the House of Commons,” theIndependent reported.

Protestors had a secondary goal of setting a Guinness World Record for most people sitting on faces at the same time—500 people were expected to show up, based on Facebook RSVPs—but Guinness apparently rejected the record attempt.

Hippy turned wind farm tycoon is sued by his ex-wife for money he made AFTER their divorce

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A new age traveller who became a wealthy wind farm tycoon was ‘abusive’ to his ex-wife when she asked for maintenance payments, a court has heard.

23E1AF9F00000578-2865950-image-m-6_1418085970264Kathleen Wyatt said she feared Dale Vince would ‘become violent’ when she went to him begging for cash after being left on benefits with two children.

She to court 22 years after they divorced, claiming he rendered her destitute while he grew his business.

The landmark case, which has now reached the Supreme Court, could have far-reaching consequences for men who have become rich after a divorce.

Mr Vince left school at 15 and was part of a ‘Peace Convoy’ of hippies travelling around southwest England in the 1980s.

The pair married in 1981 when they were both penniless travellers, living largely on state benefits.

After their divorce in 1992, Mr Vince lived in an old ambulance he powered with a home-made wind turbine made from recycled materials.

19C9DFF7000005DC-0-image-m-13_1418067152740A strict vegan with shaggy hair and an earring, he was described in the Court of Appeal as ‘the most improbable candidate for affluence’.

But in 1995, Mr Vince founded Ecotricity, which is now one of the UK’s biggest green energy companies and led to him being awarded OBE in 2004.

Now worth an estimated £107 million, he owns a sports car and lives in the £3million 18th century Rodborough Fort, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, with his new wife and their five-year-old son.

He also owns a football club, Gloucestershire’s Forest Green Rovers where he has banned red meat, and installed an organic football pitch, avoiding the use of chemicals and cut by a solar-powered lawnmower.

Meanwhile Miss Wyatt, 55, says she is so poor that she has been travelling to hearings from her home in Monmouthshire by bus – and has been sleeping in a bus station.

Her claim for maintenance was struck out by the Court of Appeal, but her lawyers are now challenging this decision in the Supreme Court.

If she is successful, it will lead to a full hearing before a family judge who will decide whether any financial settlement is due.

Yesterday, she said in statement read out to the court that she had waited this long to make her claim because she was afraid of her ex-husband.

When they divorced, she was left to care for the couple’s young son and her daughter from a previous relationship, who Mr Vince treated as his own during their marriage.

She said she had gone to Mr Vince in the early 1990s ‘desperate’ for money but had been ‘fobbed off’.

She said: ‘He said he could not help because his business was too much of a strain on his resources. I didn’t know what to do so in 1995 I contacted the Child Support Agency (CSA).’

The CSA then began investigating the finances of Mr Vince, prompting him to become ‘abusive’, according to his ex-wife.

She added: ‘I couldn’t cope with the stress caused by him. I asked them to stop the assessment because I feared Dale would become violent towards me.’

The court heard Mr Vince’s finances improved ‘significantly’ after 1997 and continued to grow until the present day.

He was worth an estimated £57 million in 2012, which rose to £107 million according to the latest figures.

Philip Cayford QC, for Miss Wyatt, said: ‘We have no problem with that. It’s a remarkable story. The issue is whether the wife is entitled to a penny of that or not.

‘All the way through the 1990s and 2000s, she was clearly asking for assistance. It’s a sorry state that… in 2007 when the business was clearly flying and Mr Vince had had his OBE for three years, she wasn’t receiving a penny, and was having to borrow money from her son.’

Last year, senior family judge Lord Justice Thorpe said she had left her claim – amounting to around £100,000 for every year since she divorced him in 1992 – far too late.

But Mr Cayford said yesterday: ‘This case should not have been struck out. We say the Court of Appeal, with the greatest respect, got this wrong.’

The court heard Miss Wyatt found a new partner in 1993 and had two more children with him – but that he subsequently did not finance the family either.

Miss Wyatt was able to make the claim against Mr Vince because in family law cases, unlike in the civil courts, there is no time limit for a former spouse to bring a financial lawsuit.

Neither kept any documents from their divorce and the solicitors’ files have long since been shredded.

Davina Katz, Mr Vince’s solicitor and head of the family division at Schillings, said the case was significant because those who divorced young often did not resolve financial settlements if there was little wealth to share at the time.

She told the Financial Times: ‘There are plenty of people who separated decades ago but have not got divorced or if they did get divorced at the time did not deal with financial claims and so this could have profound implications.’

The case, which is being heard by a panel of five judges led by Britain’s most senior female judge Lady Hale, is expected to conclude tomorrow.

Ukraine’s government broadcasting agency had a problem on its hands Wednesday: Zombies. Lots and lots of zombies

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Ukraine’s government broadcasting agency had a problem on its hands Wednesday: Zombies. There were dozens of 38321940them outside to protest an increasingly “zombified” public willing to put up with more Russian programming on the walking-dead network of Ukrainian TV.

The Kremlin is in the midst of a new press to spread the Russian word through “Sputnick,” a global expansion of its state-run media operations.

Now the “zombies” are demanding Russian programs be jettisoned. They particularly object to Russian sitcoms that they say glorify the Russian military.

Organizers say they “deeply resent the domination of hostile Russian content” on Ukrainian television.

Ukraine’s National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council responded to the protest by saying that it is working on new legislation to combat Russian propaganda. “It will have more authority to see such matters are dealt with easily and quickly,” said representative Vladislav Sevryukov.

A video of the protest was uploaded to the Ukraine National News website.

Tesco’s new packaging design for its buttermilk carton is all c*ck and balls

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 Tesco-ButtermilkWITH thousands of products battling for your attention at every turn, supermarkets go to great lengths to capture your attention while you’re walking the aisles.

The warring big four of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have even employed psychologists in the battle to fill the most trolleys and grab the biggest share of the £160million spent on food in Britain every day.

So, if we’re the human version of lab rats wandering around in a supermarket-sized experiment, what does this Tesco Buttermilk packaging say about us our thought process?

Snapped by a shopper in Terenure, Dublin, the carton has more than a hint of male genitalia about it.

And whether that’s quite the image customers want when scanning the shelves for milk is up for debate.

It’s certainly caused a storm on the internet – for all the wrong reasons – with a variety of theories for the cock-up being offered online.

On reddit Ireland user, Speelingfail, said: “Tesco subliminally trying to get women pregnant so they can spend all their money on nappies, baby food, blankets and what not.

“They also want their loyal customers to reproduce, thus creating a new generation of shoppers.

“It’s even above the whipped cream as if to say ‘Hey, why don’t you surprise him tonight?'”

However you dress it up, it looks like like a balls up to us.

The news comes just 24 hours after Asda was under the spotlight of internet jesters for the unfortunate placing of a diabetes test poster next to a chocolate mountain that would feed the sweetest of tooths for a lifetime.

South Africans want to boycott penis clamps

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450737210The little plastic device seemed ideal for South Africa’s campaign to reduce HIV rates through medical circumcision — safe, inexpensive, nearly painless, and non-surgical. You put it on, the elastic shuts off the flow of blood to the foreskin, and the foreskin dies on its own, removed after a week. Only problem: it’s made in Israel.

Whenever the Israeli-Palestinian conflict flares, it echoes in distant South Africa. And as the warring parties negotiate amid a five-day truce marred early on by rockets and airstrikes, the PrePex male circumcision ring is one of many products in South Africa being targeted by growing calls to boycott Israeli-made goods.

The issue resonates deeply here, with many South Africans supporting the Palestinians and drawing parallels with their struggle against apartheid. Many also remember that during the years of racist white minority rule, South Africa’s government maintained uncomfortably close ties with Israel — even though Israel formally opposed apartheid. Since the advent of democracy in 1994, the African National Congress-led government has been fiercely critical of Israeli policies.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel peace laureate who led South Africa’s post-apartheid truth and reconciliation campaign, has been one of Israel’s sharpest critics. In recent years, he’s championed a cultural boycott, arguing that it would be as inappropriate for artists to perform in Israel as it had been for them to do in apartheid South Africa, “a society founded on discriminatory laws and racial exclusivity.”

Former president Thabo Mbeki has also joined the boycott calls, declaring that Israel should “pay a price for the position that it is taking.” A popular target has been Woolworths, an upscale grocery store chain that stocks a small number of products made in Israel.

Cosatu, the powerful South African trade union federation allied with the ruling ANC, has been behind the calls for South Africa to boycott the PrePex circumcision device. Spokesman Patrick Craven has explained that “we cannot have exceptions” in the wholesale boycott of Israeli goods.

In some cases the rhetoric has been extreme. Tony Ehrenreich, a senior Cosatu official, in a Facebook post this week called for an “eye for an eye against Zionist aggression.” Ehrenreich also wrote that the South African Jewish Board of Deputies — an umbrella group that leads the country’s Jewish community — was “complicit in the murder of the people in Gaza.”

The Board of Deputies has officially complained to the South African human rights commission, saying, “Ehrenreich’s inflammatory post incites violence and hatred against the representative body for South African Jewry.”

“It also comes at a time of heightened tension over the Israel-Gaza conflict, thereby inflaming an already volatile situation,” chairwoman Mary Kluk added.

South Africa’s Jewish population numbers about 70,000 people, some of whom played prominent roles in the anti-apartheid struggle. The recent conflict in Gaza has also sparked internal dissent within this community.

One controversy within the South African Jewish community has centered around a teenager named Joshua Broomberg, a student leader at a Jewish school in Johannesburg who is currently competing at the World Schools Debating Championships in Thailand.

Broomberg, 17, was photographed wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh scarf, with the caption reading: “Team South Africa wearing Palestinian badges and keffiyehs to show our opposition to human rights violations carried out against the people of Palestine. #WSDC2014.”

An online furor followed, including a petition that called for the teenager to face disciplinary action at his school, with some arguing that he should be stripped of his school honors.

Broomberg posted an apology on his Facebook page in response, saying that his position was “not designed to offend or upset.”

“In fact, I consider it my duty to contribute to the growing worldwide discussion surrounding the desperate need for a quick end and lasting solution to this pernicious conflict,” he wrote.

“In my eyes, this criticism is not a betrayal, but actually the only honest and true way to show my patriotism and commitment to Israel, as well as my belief in human rights and the entitlement of all citizens of all countries to those rights.

“To improve, we must criticize.”

Woman with middle name ‘Skywalker’ told she infringes copyright

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Her namesake may be able to travel across galaxies in Star Wars, but Laura Matthews from Southend – whose middle name is Skywalker – isn’t even able to get on a budget airline to the Med.

The 29-year-old added the middle name by deed poll in 2008, “for a bit of a laugh”, and recently tried to renew her passport, complete with her new name and the signature L. Skywalker. Her application was refused, with the Home Office telling her it “will not recognise a change to a name which is subject to copyright or trademark”.

“We have a duty to ensure the reputation of the UK passport is not called into question or disrepute,” a spokesperson told the BBC. A disgruntled Matthews complained: “It’s on my driving licence, my bank cards, everything. Everyone else is happy with that signature apart from passport office.”

A compromise is nevertheless being hashed out where she could submit a passport form with her old, non-Tatooinian signature, and is able to keep her new name on her new passport.

Connecticut man arrested after stabbing watermelon

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SONY DSCA 49-year-old Connecticut man faces threatening charges after a woman told police he stabbed a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner.

The Register Citizen of Torrington reports Carmine Cervellino of Thomaston was arraigned Monday on charges of threatening and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $500 bond.

Police say the woman had gone to police on July 4 to report finding drugs, including marijuana, in Cervellino’s tool box. He was not arrested.

They say she later returned home to find the watermelon on the counter with a butcher’s knife in it.  She reported that Cervellino then entered the room and began carving the watermelon. She called the incident passive-aggressive and menacing.

No one answered a phone call Tuesday morning to the Cervellino home seeking comment.