Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Bomb threat to firm that organised Larysa Switlyk’s goat hunt

You wouldn't want to be married to her

The US company which helped broker the hunting trip during which a TV presenter shot goats and sheep on Islay claims it has received a bomb threat.

The Texas-based Detail Company has been overwhelmed with hate mail since Larysa Switlyk, a professional “huntress”, posted images of her Scottish shoot online.

Rick Blevins, a sales manager, told The Mail on Sunday that the company always adhered to the rules of the host country “but we have had death threats, and now bomb threats. [Our company] has been the victim of horrendous attacks from what appear to be fringe group fanatics. Those individuals have been as poor a representation of Scotland as I can imagine.”

Of the bomb threat, he said that it did not appear to be very credible but a report has been filed with the local police department. He added: “With so many acts of hate and terror being perpetuated throughout the world, one cannot be too cautious. It has been alarming and frightening to some of our staff.”

Ms Switlyk, who hosts the Larysa Unleashed programme on YouTube, was widely criticised after posting a picture of herself smiling behind a dead wild goat; more than 12,000 people commented on the image.

The Scottish government has said that it will review the law on animal culling after the response to the images.

Ms Switlyk has since disconnected from social media for two weeks while off on another “hunting adventure”.


Sinead O’Connor changes name and converts to Islam

She has had severe mental health problems so one hopes that no-one takes her example seriously

A POP legend has dramatically announced her conversion to Islam with a message to her fans: ‘Wear a hijab — just do it.’

SINEAD O’Connor has announced she has converted to Islam, and changed her name to the Arabic word for “martyr”.

The Nothing Compare 2 U singer, 51, tweeted a picture of herself wearing a hijab.

Mum-of-four Sinead was ordained a priest by a Catholic sect during the 1990s.

But the Irish singer has changed faiths and her name to Shuhada Davitt.

Sinead, who has struggled with mental health issues, told fans: “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. “This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. “All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant.

“I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.”

Last Friday she posted a video of herself singing an Islamic call to prayer.

Sinead changed her name last year to Magda Davitt, saying in an interview that she wanted to be “free of parental curses”.

In the past, she has said in interviews that her Christian faith has helped her overcome personal turmoil.

But in 2011 she labelled the Vatican a “nest of vipers” over alleged child sex abuse.

Last year, Sinead O’Connor sent a sexually explicit message to Russell Brand after he offered her mental health support.

Brand sent a supportive message to the 50-year-old on YouTube, saying that following a public breakdown she needed “connection, meaning, purpose, love and a bit of time, really”.

She replied: “Could also do with a jolly good rogering, frankly. The last man who touched my body took out my reproductive system two years ago. “So if you really wanna be part of my healing journey, c’mon, horse it into me, boss.”


Holy Ireland is no more

But politically correct Ireland could be just as tyrannical

Ireland's blasphemy referendum is a small step towards creating a 21st century constitution, prime minister Leo Varadkar says.

The anticipated result, removing the term from the state's official statement of values, marks the latest sign of Ireland's decades-long social liberalisation from a deeply-Catholic and conservative society to an increasingly secular one.

Varadkar said the change was approved by around 70 per cent of the electorate during Friday's vote.

"It is very much part of an ongoing campaign in many ways to reform our constitution, to make it a 21st century constitution or a 21st century Republic."

He placed the public poll among a series of reforms beginning in the 1960's when the state removed the special place of the Catholic Church from the constitution and including enshrining marriage equality and giving women the right to choose abortion.

"This is the next small step in what is a very big deal, which is the reform of our constitution, so the next set of referenda are pencilled in for May."

Removing the reference to blasphemy was backed by a Catholic Church which has sustained severe reputational damage from decades of clerical sex abuse.

Nobody has been prosecuted for the offence in Ireland since 1855, in connection with an alleged case of Bible-burning.

Blasphemy was defined as publishing or uttering something "grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion".

Anybody found guilty could face a 25,000 euro ($A40,283) fine.

Ireland has also voted to re-elect its president, Michael D. Higgins, for a second term.

Higgins easily won re-election to the largely ceremonial role with 56 per cent of the vote, the electoral commission said on Saturday.


William Shakespeare is slammed by Australian black as a racist who helped spread 'white supremacy'

Sheer ignorance. Has she ever studied a Shakespeare play?

English playwright William Shakespeare has been described as a 'whitesplainer' and a product of 'white supremacy' on the ABC's Q&A program.

Audience member Katriona Robertson started the discussion by asking how The Bard, often described as the greatest English language writer of all time, could be relevant in the 21st century.

'What kind of influence can a 454-year-old dead white guy have on Australia's varied cultural landscape without whitesplaining things?' she said.

Indigenous actress Nakkiah Lui, 27, answered by suggesting there was a racist element to Shakespeare's writing. 'I'd like to be able to call Shakespeare 'white classics',' she said. 'We identify that the canon in which we draw so much of our culture is actually racialised.'

Lui, who has previously featured in an ABC indigenous comedy skit describing white people as 'c***s', disputed Q&A host Tony Jones's suggestion that Shakespeare's writing on the human condition was 'beyond race'.

'I don't think bringing up race is a bad thing. Let's talk about race when it comes to whiteness as well,' she said.

'One of the reasons Shakespeare is so prolific is because he was a white guy.

'Because white supremacy is something that has been very prevalent around the world. Part of that is bringing in culture and Shakespeare's part of that.'

The theatre-special panel show in Sydney was discussing how Shakespeare had written about a black general in Othello.

Elements of the arts community use the term 'cultural appropriation' to disparage the idea of Europeans writing about ethnic minorities.

Lui, a co-writer of the ABC series Black Comedy, suggested telling the modern stories of racial minorities.

'I would like to see the way that we all still continue to embrace Shakespeare is to start to embrace the stories of people who aren't Shakespeare: the people who are young, who are people of colour, gender,' she said.

'People who don't necessarily fit the role or who don't come from the culture Shakespeare came from.'

Shakespeare died at age 52 in 1616, 172 years before the British First Fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour.

The bard who penned masterpieces Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and the Merchant of Venice died 150 years before the Industrial Revolution began, leading to Great Britain embarking on imperial expansion.



Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the  incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.

American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of  other countries.  The only real difference, however, is how much power they have.  In America, their power is limited by democracy.  To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already  very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges.  They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did:  None.  So look to the colleges to see  what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way.  It would be a dictatorship.

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