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Selfish Lot?

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According to the Daily Telegraph, the latest research suggests that modern students have less empathy than those of twenty or thirty years ago. See what you think.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/7779290/Generation-me-stu...

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Miracles do happen!

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Either that or international pressure does work - Sometimes. What am I on about? Malawi has pardoned the gay couple who wanted to get engaged. Either way, the two young men are to be released, so I'm glad for them. See the link below.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/10190653.stm

Pakistan 'eunuch wedding' stopped.

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The link is to a story posted on the BBC website. Despite supposed equal rights, the hijras of Pakistan and India still get a raw deal compared to more Western societies.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/10166519.stm

Angharad

On reaching a thousand.

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It came and went, no big deal - like most birthdays after thirty. I've spent somewhere between one and two thousand hours writing it, over a period of about two years and ten months. Now I have to decide what I want to do with it.

There are loads of loose ends to tie up, which is just like a real person who dies, or like we all have everyday, so there are always plenty of plot lines to follow or I could end it where it is - if the latter, as it's written in the first person, there would be no more, the narrator is no more. I know I tried that before and popular demand resurrected her.

Gay couple jailed in Malawi

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Cross-dressing women in Edwardian music hall.

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Some culture courtesy of the Guardian.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/may/13/cross-dressing-w...

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Homophobic candidates suffer at polls, according to the Guardian.

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Honestly, I sometimes wonder at people's intelligence, homosexuality is caused by demonic possession - duh? So how would they explain transsexualism? In this day and age, to judge persons on their sexual orientation is so ridiculous it's pathetic. The evidence is stacking up that most of these things are organic or genetic in origin, so why can't they get the message? Oh I forgot, most of them think the world was created in six days...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/07/philippa-stro...

Angharad.

Snafu 48

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Picture from Wikipedia.

For those who enjoy Snafu, my original tg story, I've sent an episode to be edited by you know who, and will be passing it on to Sapphire's Place as soon as I've carried out any necessary changes. How long things take to post there now, I have no idea but I believe it should be a lot quicker. As soon as I know it's up, I'll do a story link.

Chaz Bono gets legal recognition as a man.

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For those of you who didn't know, it's on the Daily Mail Website. I hope he'll find some peace now, though I also think he could do with losing some weight from the photos they show.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1274006/Chers-g...

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Man in schoolgirl uniform goes to trial.

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According to this link on MSN, the man had several asbos instructing him desist the practice of wearing school uniform including skirts and bare legs during school hours.

See link: http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=153289130

I wonder how much of a danger or offence he was causing? Probably more sad than bad.

Angharad

BBC Radio 4 play

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For those of you who can access it, this is a play in five daily parts over this week about a gay boy living in a Nottinghamshire village, whose best friends are called Gloria and Chrissy (they're boys too).

It's based upon a real diary of such a person. A coming of age drama.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rztqr

Life imitating art.

It seems that life is imitating Bike - I know it goes in cycles - but the Royal Mail has just issued a new set of stamps about endangered UK mammals. It's interesting the hedgehog is included, as is Muscardinus avellanarius about which I write reams. The pictures are worth a look, pity it won't shame the Japanese, Norwegians and Icelandians to stop killing whales for spurious research, which we all know goes straight to Japanese restaurants - disgusting people.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/apr/13/ro...

Angharad.

Eating Dormice

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It's illegal to do this in Italy, not sure about the UK. However, seeing they don't have much meat on them anyway I added a comment on this article - based on sound ecological principles, of course. My thanks to a reader for sending me the link.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/countryside/7556981/Anyone-...

Whatever Next?

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My latest effort in my Gaby Dorset trilogy is with my editor having its 'ead 'it. I hope to get it to Mad over the weekend, and presumably she'll add it to her site when she does the next update. I'll post a link - if I can remember when it goes up. There's a bit of a bike race in this one, just for a change.

Angharad.

Totally Insane 32.

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Is well into production and I hope to have it ready for posting over Easter weekend, for those of you who enjoy my schoolgirl saga. Kylie attends school as a girl, not for the first time, but certainly for the first time officially. What's going to happen - watch this space and see.

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Caster Semenya - still waiting.

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The fate of the South African runner is still undecided as the IAAF fudge and faff about deciding what to do with this young woman.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/mar/31/caster-semenya-g...

Update on my weekend.

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My weekend was a bit like the curate's egg - good in parts. I had a good time with my daughter and her partner, although my IBS nearly spoilt things - I had two bouts this time, once in the cinema and I had to go running to the loos as the film (Kick Ass) was about to start. The film was OTT violence and bad language - but was so slick and fast moving it didn't put me off. Both my daughter and her partner enjoyed it.

Bike episodes.

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I'm away from tomorrow for a couple of nights visiting my daughter. I'm also hoping to see my grandson - but I'm not holding my breath, as I have issues with my daughter in law. Consequently, I might not be able to post Bike for a couple of nights.

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We are a grandmother!

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I thought I'd say this formally, then if it pops out in conversation no one will be shocked (although to quote Maggie Thatcher, who is probably the opposite of everything I believe in, may shock some).

I have a baby grandson born yesterday by Caesarean section. Mother and baby are doing well as is the father, my son.

I'm far too young to be a granny, but se la vie!

(Does this mean I have to start wearing long black dresses, sitting in a rocking chair while knitting for the Red Cross? If so, bugger that for a game of sojers, I'll stick with riding and writing Bike(s)).

US school cancels prom.

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The prom was cancelled to prevent a gay girl taking her girlfriend.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8563122.stm

So much for diversity and discrimination legislation.

Angharad.

Letter in today's Guardian.

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I've finally managed to get a letter about women's cycling in the Guardian; sadly it's not in a place accessible from the internet (being in letters and emails in the sport section)it was accompanied by a picture of Bradley Wiggins.

There is no cure for stupidity!

How can anyone be so stupid and still remember to breathe?

A close shave? see link.

http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=...

School Uniforms Discriminate Against Transsexuals

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More political correctness from Europe. However, the answer could be allow TG children to wear the uniform appropriate to their preferred gender.

See the link:
http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=152243390

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Transsexual opera singer.

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Another one from the Daily Wail. Notice they use the male pronoun throughout.Nice photo.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1252478/Tr...

Angharad

The Guardian - 10 rules for writing fiction

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They asked several top writers for their ten rules of writing fiction, people like Margaret Attwood and Zadie Smith. Some are quite funny. It's a big article which they've broken down into two parts. I hope the links work.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-wr...

And the second:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/10-rules-for-wri...

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Plagiarism claim against JK Rowling

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Well we had one against Dan Brown a few years ago, now JK Rowling and her Harry Potter empire are under attack.

I suspect an example of money hungry lawyers exploiting the legal sytem - in this case the Statute of Limitation.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8522291.stm

As far as I can tell, no one has yet linked Bike to a previously undiscovered copy of 'Velocipedes - a guide for the etiquette for young ladies using said form of transport,' (or How to ride without showing one's bloomers)by Jane Austen's second cousin three times removed (once forcibly), Lancie Headstrong.

New Bonkers is in production

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For those who are interested, I have another chapter of Bonkers (Totally Insane) in production and which I hope to post during the weekend.

For those who aren't interested :p

Future of Bike.

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As we get closer to episode 900 (not bad for something that was going to be a blog?)it's time to ask readers how much longer they want me to continue, assuming our gracious web mistress is happy for that to happen. The plot lines keep coming and the characters keep doing their bit, so unless you think it's getting stale or old hat, it could go on a bit longer.

So pull your fingers out and get typing and tell me.

Angharad.

I Want What I Want by Geoff Brown.

This classic novel from 1968 is available as a download from the following link. As far as I know it's complete and intact.

http://www.antijen.org/iwant/WantMain.html

Angharad

Cindy McCain supports gay marriage.

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There's a nice photo of the lady with a piece of duct tape over her mouth in today's Guardian.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2010/jan/21/cindy-mccai...

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