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Vegans ban sex with meat-eaters

July 31st 2007 22:33
you don't have to swallow
* Just not horny

A group of New Zealand vegans - people who do not eat any animal products - are shunning sex with meat eaters, claiming their bodies are made up of animal carcasses, a researcher said in a newspaper today.

"When you are vegan or vegetarian, you are very aware that when people eat a meaty diet, they are kind of a graveyard for animals," vegan Nichola Kriek told the Christchurch daily The Press.

Another said: "I would not want to be intimate with someone whose body is literally made up from the bodies of others who have died for their sustenance."

Annie Potts, co-director of the New Zealand Centre for Human and Animal Studies at Canterbury University, identified the people she called "vegansexuals" in her research study, Cruelty-Free Consumption in New Zealand: A National Report on the Perspectives and Experiences of Vegetarians and other Ethical Consumers.


John Anderson, left, and an image of Russell Tavares that Anderson posted on his website.
* "Nobody messes with the Haunted House guy."..........except the bloke on the right!

A US Navy technician who got mad when someone mocked him as a "nerd" over the internet climbed into his car and drove 2100 km from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson.

As he made his way toward Texas, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer Russell Tavares posted photos online showing the welcome signs at several states' borders, as if to prove to his internet friends that he meant business.

When he finally arrived, Tavares burned the man's trailer down.

This week, Tavares, 27, was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading no contest to arson and admitting he set the blaze.

"I didn't think anybody was stupid enough to try to kill anybody over an internet fight," said John G. Anderson, 59, who suffered smoke inhalation while trying to put out the 2005 blaze that caused $US50,000 in damage to his trailer and computer equipment.

"All I did was call him a nerd and he came to kill me."

The feud started when Anderson, who runs a haunted house near Waco, joined a picture-sharing website and posted his artwork and political views. After he blocked some people from his page because of insults and foul language, they retaliated by making obscene digitally altered pictures of him, he said.

Anderson, who went by the screen name "Johnny Darkness," traded barbs with Tavares, aka "PyroDice".

Investigators say Tavares boiled over when Anderson called him a nerd and posted a digitally altered photo making Tavares look like a skinny boy in pants too short for his legs, holding a gun and a laptop under a "Revenge of the Nerds" sign.

Tavares obtained Anderson's real name and hometown from Anderson's web page about his Museum of Horrors Haunted House.

Tavares took leave from his post as a weapons systems operator at the AEGIS Training and Readiness centre in Dahlgren, Virginia, and started driving. Investigators say he told them he planned to point a shotgun at Anderson and shoot his computer.

Instead, when he got to Elm Mott - after posting one last photo of a "Welcome to Texas" sign - Tavares threw a piece of petrol-soaked plastic foam into the back of Anderson's mobile home and lit a flare, authorities say.

Tavares' attorney, Susan Kelly Johnston, said his trip to the Waco area was a last-minute decision during a cross-country trip to visit his parents in Arizona. She said he never intended to hurt Anderson and did not think he was in the trailer when he set the fire.

James Pack, an investigator with the Sheriff's Office, caught up with Tavares after talking to people in several states and in Spain who had been involved in the online feud. Tavares' mobile phone records showed he was in the Waco area at the time of the fire, Pack said.

Tavares told investigators that Anderson had spread computer viruses and insulted his online friends for too long, Pack said.

"He lost everything - all over an internet squabble," the investigator said.

Tavares was discharged last year from the Navy, where he earned several medals - including the pistol expert and rifle expert medals - in his nine-year career, said Navy spokesman Mike McLellan.

Tavares would not let the feud go even at his sentencing. According to Pack, Tavares took mobile-phone photos of Anderson in the courtroom while the judge was hearing another case. Authorities ordered the photos erased.

Anderson, an ex-Marine who served in Vietnam, said he continues to be harassed online, has been startled by people knocking on his window late at night and found bullet holes in a door to his business.

He said he is convinced the harassment is related to the internet feud and plans to spend $US30,000 on more fencing topped with barbed wire.

"Before this happened, the rule was: Nobody messes with the haunted house guy," Anderson said.



July 19th 2007 21:59
Who'd a thunk it was possible - a popular blog that describe how they did the ironing, tried to quit smoking, saw a movie or feature half naked pics of Paris Hilton!?
Chinese blog claims top spot
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* Spot the Blogger
* Spot the Blogger

Actress turned director Xu Jinglei is reported to have the world's most popular blog.
Photo: AP

Chinese actress-turned-director Xu Jinglei became the world's most widely read blogger this month when her blog logged 100 million page views within about 600 days, the Beijing News said today.

And Xu, who has a reputation for a high intellect and integrity, has done it without writing about sex or providing a catalogue of kiss-and-tell stories - but focusing on her work and day-to-day life.

The 100 millionth hit occurred on July 12, according to, a popular Chinese website which provides blog services to many Chinese entertainers, including Xu who started hers in October 2005 and published a book of her blogged articles in March 2006.


(The claim, however, is not substantiated by leading blog search and ranking site Technorati which classifies blogs based on the number of incoming links. According to this measure, Xu's blog ranks 47th.)

The 33-year-old blogger has invited 20 fans, selected from online submissions, to her party to celebrate her latest success.

Xu won international acclaim when she won the best director award for Letter From An Unknown Woman at the 2004 San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.

Huang Ke, an analyst with Sina, told Reuters Xu's website has had two million more hits since July 12 breakthrough.

Writer Han Han, ranked second by Sina, will soon exceed the 100 million mark too, the analyst added.

Reuters and


March 13th 2007 20:10
Hog-tied and tongue-tied as envoy's rude romp revealed
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March 14, 2007

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March 5th 2007 21:43
* Jesus never looked this good!

A British newspaper is claiming Britney Spears has tried to hang herself with a sheet, scrawled the number 666 across her now naked skull and claimed to be the Antichrist since entering the Promises Rehabilitation clinic in Malibu.

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March 5th 2007 21:22
* Feeling stiff this morning?


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February 27th 2007 22:31
* Boo! Hiss!

Pet python strangles owner
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February 22nd 2007 22:20
Blogger jailed for insulting Islam
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February 21st 2007 21:17
* The whole outfit cost under $10!

If a gay man is thrifty with his money does that make him a tight arse?


February 9th 2007 21:00

If you choke a Smurf what colour does it turn?

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