jeudi 30 juin 2011

Germany: A Copy of Mein Kampf sold for 24,000 Euros.

On August 13, 2009, a copy of an early edition of "Mein Kampf" autographed by the author Adolf Hitler with his self-portrait in pencil in 1925, was sold for 21,000 pounds (24,000 euros) in the medieval town of Ludlow ( Shropshire), West of England, the British Home Auction Mullock.
The book was purchased by phone by a client residing in Russia. Its original owner, Georg Maurer had known Hitler in Landsberg prison in the southwest of Bavaria in Germany.
Adolf Hitler, then leader of the National Socialists German Workers' (Nazi Party) who had failed taking power in Bavaria, November 8, 1923 (Beer Hall Putsch) was sentenced to prison for treason.
It was during his eight months of incarceration in Landsberg prison he wrote the "Mein Kampf (My Struggle)" he wanted originally titled "Four and a half years of struggle against lies, stupidity and cowardice. "
         Georg Maurer was a local leader of the NSDAP imprisoned in the same time Hitler. He had severed ties with him after providing a list of Nazi sympathizers in a Marxist newspaper.
The "Mein Kampf", which sets out particular political ideology of Nazism, was initially subject to restricted circulation and has been widely distributed under the Nazi regime (1933-1940).
The book published more than 10 million copies were distributed free to the newlyweds in the Third Reich.
This copy "very, very, very rare" has generated interest to Russia and the United States, had told AFP the Auctioneer Richard Westwood-Brookes prior to sale.
The Minister of Science and Research of the State of Bavaria, Wolfgang Heubisch welcomed the new edition of "Mein Kampf", which is currently banned in Germany, while the range of comments from historians to avoid the risk of neo -Nazis take over the text when the publishing rights, currently held by Bavaria, fall into the public domain in 2015, that is to say 70 years after the death of his author.

mercredi 29 juin 2011

Brazil: A true monster of the small screen.

Wallace Souza, 51 (2009), famous presenter of the program "Book Channel" on television in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas is accused of ordering the killings to his show on crime.
August 12, 2009, he protested his innocence before the Legislative Assembly of Amazonas which he is also deputy: "I am a Christian and I have enormous faith, but if Christ was crucified again, the culprit would be the deputy Wallace Souza, " he told his comrades to the Assembly.
Former policeman, he is accused of forming a gang, association for drug trafficking and illegal carrying of weapons. It would have sponsored at least five murders of drug dealers to boost the ratings of his show.
         As in a real thriller, its programs and exclusive images of arrests, crime scene searches and transporting the viewer to the crime scenes even before the arrival of the police teams.
His show "Canal Paper (Canal Free)" was started in 1989. In 2008 he was re-elected for the third consecutive time with the highest score in the country. In his show, he kept repeating in its broadcasts than the State of Amazonas was becoming more dangerous.
         In December 2008, he was thanked by the television channel and its emission is stopped when his bodyguard was charged with nine murders, including at least one was committed to make a topic for "Canal Livre".
"Surveys show that Souza sponsored crimes to feed their broadcast areas," said Police Chief Thomaz Vasconcelos, in charge of the investigation.
He was arrested for illegal possession of weapons and charged with murder, trafficking and organized gang.
In all, fifteen people around him, including his son Rafael, were arrested for participating in some way to his media-criminal activity

mardi 28 juin 2011

The revolution of jasmine and spring of Arab writers.

Saadi Youssef * "What Arab Spring?"

"Only the hens to repeat" Arab Spring! "
Is there any more children?
I mean: Is there no one to proclaim the truth?
What is this Arab spring?
We know that the order is out of some U.S. administration, · as already in Ukraine, Bosnia, Kosovo ...
He was also wanted for the Middle East and North Africa.
Facebook led the revolution in countries where people do not pay their daily bread!
This poor unfortunate who barely survives, the illiterate, the bigot,
Who do not even eat a hot meal a day,
Who lives in a slum, tea and ill-subsidized bread,
He would know what is internet?
But who are these young leaders?
What a shame!
Egypt has done everything properly, the president (Hosni Mubarak I mean) as his people,
And Tunisia also:
"We listened, and we complied."
Egypt has received the message
And Tunisia as well.
As for de Tripoli Libya, she discovered, to the tune of bombing
the truth of the Arab spring! "

* Born in 1934 in Basra, Iraq. Living in London, he is considered one of the greatest Arab poets.

Abdelwahab Meddeb * and "Spring of Tunis"

"It happened by surprise," he admits from the outset.
"This desire for freedom is not born from nothing. It is the result of the policy Bourguiba of instruction. We are witnessing one of the effects described by Condorcet.
          The spread of education is the best condition for the promotion of free citizens, capable of influencing the evolution of laws."
"Tunisia is reborn in me, after a form of hibernation. The sense of never dies, we remain inhabited by the scene of the original, in which the hunt is the construction of the first memory ... " he said calmly.

* Born in 1946 in Tunis, he teaches comparative literature at the University of Paris-X.

Sonallah Ibrahim*: "The smell-there"

"Even in dreams, I could never have imagined the revolution," said the Egyptian writer in French newspaper Le Monde in February 2011.
"Why should we, when we write, speak only of the beauty of flowers and the sweetness of their fragrance, when the streets are full of excrement, as sewers are overflowing, everyone feels their stench and s 'to complain? in 1986 he wrote in the preface "The smell-there"
"The conquest of freedom, it is not trying to invent a new life but that of the back, just in the state where you left off, with its imperfections, frustrations, anguish "
"(...) It is this freedom he wants, freedom demystified, which is justified for any utopia. Freedom so necessary that conquers even today, as his last months have shown, at any price. "

* Born in 1937 in Cairo. In 2003, he refused the prize for Cairo to the fictional creation "granted by a government that has no credibility to do so"

Alaa El Aswany * "I spent a week in the street!"

«(...) Must explain to the world what is happening in Egypt. I'm so happy, so proud of what's happening today. I spent a week in the street, and for the first time I felt the "people", tens of thousands of people who did not know and get together.
I have seen all of Egypt. Young people, older people, women, children ... I felt Egypt as never before. All thanks to the young. Intellectuals have paved the road for years, but it is young people who started the movement.
It is the people's revolution. Yes, it is indeed a revolution. It is no longer to amend the system: on the contrary, we want to completely destroy to build a new Egypt. I always refused the dictatorship in my novels, in my articles, I've always said we had nothing to lose. "
"You know, the Egyptians are not violent, they are like camels. Quiet and calm, they bear the unbearable ... until they get angry. And today, anger replaced the fatalism and derision.
(...) I was here with my father in 1972, when Israel occupied Egyptian territories. Today, it is no longer free territories, but to liberate a people: ourselves! (...) We must always pay a price for freedom. It is already paying - there have been dozens of deaths - but no back. The ego disappears, giving way to a sense of nation. What is happening is unique. "Mubarak released!" shouted by tens of thousands of people ...
I am very optimistic, the fall of Mubarak will be the beginning. Not paradise, at the beginning. The people feel that their destiny is now in his hands, not between those of one person. For Mubarak, Egypt is a god! He is the head of the country, the chief judges, journalists, military, everything!
         The opposition does not exist, it is not real. The real opposition is the street. These young people, these families can build the post. They have 20, 25, but in talking with them we are dazzled by their conscience, their courage, vision.
The revolution does not belong to known names, it is not that of El Baradei. It is a revolution without leaders, so what? This is the revolution that will make the leaders, not the other! "

* Born in 1957, he worked as a dentist in Cairo. In his bestseller, The Yacoubian Building, he had already described the ills that plagued Egypt.

Nawal el-Sadawi "My books have been censored!"

Psychiatrist and famous octogenarian author of "The hidden face of Eve," Nawal el-Sadawi said during the Egyptian revolution,
         "I fought against King Farouk, against Nasser, Sadat cons who put me in prison, and Mubarak against me forced into exile in the United States. My books were censored. I was able to speak and teach everywhere except Egypt. Mubarak deserves prison. ¬ We want freedom, equality between men and women, between Muslims and Christians, and dignity. "

*Physician and psychiatrist, born in 1931 at Kafr a Tahl, near Cairo. She set holds numerous awards and honors medals.

Tahar Ben Jelloun * "This is a huge Berlin Wall falling"

Member of the Académie Goncourt, he has published two books on the Arab Spring, "With fire" and an essay entitled "The spark. In the Arab Revolt. "
"These books have been written hot face of this historical movement, the huge Berlin Wall falls and had a liberating effect across the world. In other Arab countries of course, but can also be seen today in Spain, "he says.
"The Arab Spring released wills. If the Arabs did this, we can do ... I even heard a Spaniard say for the first time, Arabs surprised us ".
"European countries should expect that their youth abandoned (...) is in the wind of freedom Arabic call to rise up. Contempt and racism always end up being against-productive, "he writes.
"The Arab Spring has triggered a great hope and great anticipation. Tunisia and Egypt, there are difficulties, but can not be resolved overnight. There is still much to be done to establish democracy. Already, you must return the money diverted by Ben Ali and Mubarak, "he adds.
"In Libya, a scenario is blocked, it will not stop with the death of an individual or his flight ... The Western intervention was necessary, but she arrived a little late, "says the writer.
"In Syria, it is still different, a type of old Eastern Europe, the military will not move. Until an officer say "basta". Europe will not intervene, the context of the region is too complicated. Meanwhile, the Syrian people who pay. "

* Born on 1 December 1944 in Fez. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor.

Yasmina Khadra: "The aftermath are areas set aside"

"First of all a huge relief. We no longer believed. Long considered a herd, our people, with all their ethnic, are in the process of forcing compliance today. In China, Latin America, Europe, the Left Behind has inspired our anger for "indignation" and demand more fairness and consideration.
"However, we must be wary of what's happening behind the popular boil. Because the stakes are different from one nation to another, and are often blinding euphoria. (...) Afterwards spaces are set aside, they belong to those who can invest. It is not by flirting that will likely wake up.
"Our recovery has lasted too long, and the grotesque simulation that has become our favorite national sport, we lack credibility coarsely. The question facing us requires only two possible answers: Will we finally take seriously our destiny or are we too immature to have no cure? "

* Mohammed Moulessehoul, aka Yasmina Khadra born January 10, 1955 at Kenadsa, Algeria, has received the Grand Prize for Literature Henri Gal, Price of the Institute of France in 2011.

Ibrahim al-Koni *: "Libya was ripe for a revolution."

"We were quickly disappointed by the so-called revolution promised by Gaddafi. I was increasingly in conflict with the regime and I felt threatened.
"When the Libyans and the Libyans and Tunisians have seen the Egyptians to overthrow their dictator, they realized that Gaddafi was not invincible.
"I am delighted to see people fighting with determination against the dictatorship, but this violence makes me very sad. The public is now paying a high price for his freedom. "Says the writer.

*Born in 1948 in southern Libya near Gadamer. He is installed in Switzerland since 1994. His work was crowned by many literary awards, including the special prize of the Swiss state for all of his work, the price of the novel Sahara, the price Boo Sheikh Zayed Award and the Mondello.

Khaled Khalifa *: "In Syria, the wall of fear has been broken"

"I defend the right of my people for democracy, I watch closely the process of change that I can actually testify. For the first time in 40 years, Syrian society begins to break down the wall of her fear.
"It's like she looked for the first time: fear of the future and at the same time, insurance lead them. Since the departure of Mubarak, Syrian revolt waiting, but I could not imagine what form it would take or where it would trigger. "
"Unlike other Arab regimes to power in Syria stands undisturbed for using the same procedures for 40 years.
"(...) The particular situation of Syrians made them create an original form unlike any other, based on the destruction of the system step by step, and expressing their love for peace and for civil society. "

The author of "In Praise of Hatred" concludes:

         "Our companies are waking up, writers and artists will never be foreigners in their homelands, it is they who will lead the change. Breaking the heads of their leaders does not mean they have managed to change their societies. We are aware that the road is long, it would take much more work to bring down the regime. "

* Born in 1984 in Aleppo, northern Syria. Khaled Khalifa received the International Award for Arab fiction in 2008.

A few reference books:

Al-Aswani A., L'immeuble Yacoubian, (The Yacoubian Building), a novel, Actes Sud, Paris, 2006.
Ben Jelloun, T., Par le feu (By fire), Gallimard, Paris, 2011.
Ben Jelloun, T., L’étincelle. Révolte dans les pays arabes (The spark. In the Arab Revolt), Gallimard, Paris, 2011.
MEDDEB, A., Printemps de Tunis. La métamorphose de l’Histoire (Spring of Tunis, The Metamorphosis of history), Albin Michel, Paris, 2011.
KHALIFA, K., Eloge de la haine (In Praise of Hatred), Actes Sud, Paris, 2008.
Sonallah, I., Cette odeur là (The smell there), Babel Editions Actes Sud, Paris, 2001.
-MONCEF M., Dictateurs en sursis/autoritarismes, répression et espérance démocratique dans le monde arabe (Dictators on borrowed / authoritarianism, repression and democratic hope in the Arab world), Editions Ivry-sur-Seine, 2009.

dimanche 26 juin 2011

Venezuela: A lawyer pursues H. Chavez for "mental incapacity"

But he's crazy this lawyer?

In 2005, Mr. Gerardo Guzman, a lawyer acting as individual, complained to the Supreme Court of Justice in Caracas, the highest court of Venezuela, to bring together a panel of doctors expected to see "mental retardation" of the Head of the state.
The Supreme Court of Caracas announced that it had definitively rejected this request and accompanied its decision to a fine of $ 4,000 against the applicant for using the term "disrespectful, offensive, slanderous and defamatory."

And if Hugo Chavez was really crazy?

According to Wikileaks, Jean-David Levitte, diplomatic adviser of French President Nicolas Sarkozy pointed to September 16, 2009 U.S. Secretary of State, Philip Gordon, that Hugo Chavez had become "crazy":
"Unfortunately, Chavez is one of the richest countries in Latin America and he made it another Zimbabwe," published by the British newspaper The Guardian.
"France shitty little country with Sarkozy," could be read in French on signs held up by a group of pro-Chavez demonstrators outside the embassy of France in Caracas March 23, 2011.
"They want to invade Libya, take oil without listening to the peace proposals of our President Hugo Chavez," shouted one woman, echoing the remarks of the Venezuelan head of state.
"They (the French) feel proud, they still believe the masters of the world," said the latter.

It is 2 hours 30 min. a.m. in the time zone of Chavez!

Among the revelations made by Wikileaks, it is banal but the story reveals the behavior of the Venezuelan president.
On board flight 903 from Miami to Caracas American Airlines, the captain says, "it is now 2:00 am, local time Chavez", that is to say it is 2 hours in the morning, local time Chavez.
The American commander refers to the fact that President Chavez had decided to shift the time zone of the classic Universal thirty minutes.
On board flight 903 Miami Caracas was a pro-Chavez member of Parliement who heard this: "it is now 2: 00 am, loco Chavez time," that is to say, "It is now 2 am, hours Chavez's the fool! ".
Reported to President Chavez, he summons the U.S. ambassador to Venezuela and threatened to arrest the crew of the American Airlines plane.
After several phone calls and an apology from the local representative of the U.S. airlines, the team is allowed to leave Venezuela, about 30 to 11, or twelve o'clock, depending on whether you are on the time zone of Chavez or not.
Ignacio Lula Da Silva, Brazil's former pesident said about  President Chavez said: "He is the most legitimate of us. But a global media campaign working to pass for mad, semi-dictator, dictator, which made this revolutionary dignity and oil to his country and transforming Venezuela in accumulating such social laws that improve the lives of the people. "

Must be crazy to come to power or is it the power that drives you crazy?

In his book with that title, Pascal Sutter, a psychology professor and researcher at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium said that "insanity, with a politician is like tuberculosis for minor of the age of Zola, an occupational disease, a risk difficult to avoid."
But it would be just a touch of madness that would protect the original "Homo Politicus of grinding machine mental balance" that is power and it would not sink into a condition.
Born in 1942 in the United States with the study of the profile of Adolf Hitler, political psychology can analyze remote personality of the leaders in a diplomatic and strategic goal.
Today, the CIA establishes profiles of major world leaders: "By knowing his friends and enemies, they can handle and avoid blunders."
To establish a psychological profile, we use three approaches:
-The verbal analysis of spontaneous speech (interviews)
-The analysis of non-verbal facial expressions and gestures,
-Questions relatives and enemies.

The problem is that psychological analysis can not predict voter choice. Because voters often vote for candidates wildest, seducers, liars and hubcaps.
Because defects in their elected officials reassure them about themselves and they prefer to vote such as these rather than the rational or academics. So whoever is elected is not necessarily a good leader.

"Power is a drug that anyone who enjoys crazy" once said François Mitterrand.

For more information:

SUTTER P., Ces fous qui nous gouvernent: Comment la psychologie permet de comprendre les hommes politiques (These fools who govern us: How psychology helps to understand politicians), Les Arènes, Paris, 2007.

samedi 25 juin 2011

Rwanda: The first woman in history convicted of rape and genocide.

Pauline Nyiramasuhuko "Welcome to hell ..."!

Born in 1946 in the town of Ndora in southern Rwanda, she is called Nyiramasuhuko which means more or less "Welcome." Her parents are farmers Ndora, a small village, six miles east of Butare where most of the crimes alleged against him were committed.
During high school at the School of Social Karubanda, she met Agathe Kanziga, who later married the man who would become the second president of the Republic of Rwanda, Juvenal Habyarimana (1937-1994). After high school, she went to Kigali and becomes official at the Ministry of Social Affairs.
         With the support of Agathe Habyarimana Kanziga, the First Lady of Rwanda, she quickly climbed the ranks to become national inspector of Social Affairs.

Married to Maurice Ntahobali "out of nowhere"

In 1968, she married Maurice Ntahobali (born 1939), whose name means "out of nowhere."
         The latter has a degree in mathematics from the University of Liege in Belgium. After teaching at the Rwanda National Institute of Education, he held several political and administrative functions in Rwanda.
         He becomes particularly Minister of Higher Education (1981), President of Parliament, president of the National University of Rwanda and Minister of Higher Education. He was a member of the Central Committee of the National Revolutionary Movement for Development (MRND).
         In 1970, their son Arsene Shalom was born.
In 1986, she enrolled in the Faculty of Law and earned a BA in 1990. Activist of the National Revolutionary Movement for Development (MRND) party to power, she was appointed Minister of Family Welfare and Advancement of Women in the multiparty government in 1992.
She is reappointed in 1993 and 1994 in the interim government after the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana on 6 April 1994.

The abomination for women!

On April 7, 1994, begins when the horror of genocide, it is sent to Butare by the interim government led by Jean Kambanda (September 4, 1998 sentenced to life imprisonment by the ICTR) to encourage the "Interahamwe" militias Hutu massacred the Tutsi to "systematically violate the Tutsi women before killing them."
Some witnesses recall "of his trip in a van around the district Runyinya, with a megaphone urging local people to kill the 'cockroaches' Tutsis and not even separe the elderly or the foetus." reports the Sunday Times of Rwanda in October 2002.
"As a woman, I do not understand that a woman who gave birth could cause people to violate other women (...). This was to eliminate the Tutsis not only physically but also psychologically . Whatever the penalty, I can never forgive him. " Rose tells Burizihiza (40), seventeen years after the genocide.

Her son, Shalom, "Peace in Hebrew," leader of the assassins, rapists.

His only son Arsene Shalom Ntahobali (sentenced to 25 years in prison), was the leader of the militia of Butare. After studying at Groupe Scolaire in Butare, he was admitted to St. Andrew's College and then to Kigali Gitwe (Gitarama province, center) before being enrolled in the National University of Rwanda in Butare.
During the genocide that took more than a million victims, more than 250,000 women were raped by their tormentors and between April and July 1994. Butare province alone has more than 30,000 rape survivors. An estimated 70% of women raped during the genocide have contracted AIDS.
Five thousand children from these rapes were recorded nine months later. Trauma victims is immeasurable and will be felt for generations.
After the genocide, fearing the vengeance of the army of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and the vengeance of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), she fled first to Bukavu, in Democratic Republic of Congo and in Nairobi, Kenya where she lived for three years.
On 18 July 1997, she was arrested by the Kenyan authorities and handed to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), created on November 8, 1994 by Resolution 955 of the Security Council of the United Nations and imprisoned in Arusha, Tanzania.
         Six days later, her son Arsene Shalom Ntahobali, a former student at the National University of Rwanda was also arrested and transferred to the ICTR in Arusha.
Without them, "the genocide would not have been possible in Butare," said at the opening of a long indictment, April 20, 2009, Holo Makwaia.

Other Rwandan women guilty of genocide!

Two Rwandan nuns were convicted were sentenced in June 2001 by the Assize Court of Brussels: Sister Gertrude, alias Consolata Mukangango (15 years 'imprisonment) and Sister Kizito, alias Julienne Mukabutera (12 years' imprisonment).
Rwandan courts tried and convicted of other women for participation in the genocide, one of which was executed in April 1998 along with other offenders.
Ms. Agnes Ntamabyariro, former justice minister arrested in Zambia on 27 May 1997, is charged with "planning the genocide, genocide and crimes against humanity, planning meetings and organizing the genocide in Nyanza (south) and Kibuye (west), the prefecture of origin, campaigns, distribution of weapons, the killing of Jean Baptiste Habyarimana, then prefect of Butare, and the godson of her husband. "
         At 60, she was sentenced to life imprisonment on January 19, 2009 by the Court of First Instance of Nyarugenge (Kigali).
Born in 1937, daughter of a Hutu father and Tutsi mother of one, it was justice minister in the interim government, cold "public salvation government," put in place in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.
In August 2008, she had vainly asked the ICTR, based in Arusha, Tanzania, to help her not to return to Rwanda after testifying in favor of her colleague Pauline Nyiramasuhuko.
But unlike all these crimes, the minister for the promotion of the family had an immense power over the hordes of criminals.
"She was a woman of power and during the genocide it was followed. Hordes of killers were under his command, "said the American historian Alison Des Forges (1942-2009).

And if Lucifer was a woman?

August 10, 1999, eleven charges are brought against the former minister of the "Promotion of Women": "Genocide, Crimes against humanity and war crimes." Her trial opened June 12, 2004, before the second trial chamber presided by Judge William Hussein Sekule, assisted by Judges Arlette Ramaroson of Madagascar and Judge Balunda Solomy Bossa from Uganda.
On Friday, June 24, 2011, after ten years of proceedings, she is condemned to life imprisonment. Pauline Nyiramasuhuko becomes the first woman in history of the world, to be convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity by an international court.
In the annals of international justice, she is the first woman in the world to be guilty of rape as a crime against humanity.

A historical precedent was born in Serbia.

In 1946 a law established by the Allies and for the courts to judge war crimes German described the rape as a crime against humanity, but it had never been applied. In 1995, the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), rape was designated simply as a crime equivalent to torture.
On July 14, 1997, the police officer Serbian Dusan "Dusko" Tadic (born in Bosnia in 1955) convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for various crimes, including rape of a woman in a Bosnian prison camp. Tadic had indeed tortured two Bosnian prisoners, forcing one of them to pull the testicles of another with his teeth. Man mutilated died of hemorrhage.
This act was a crime against humanity. International justice had created a historical precedent.
Now the Rwandan Pauline Nyiramasuhuko is the first abominable "monster" face of this precedent!

vendredi 24 juin 2011

Uzbekistan: The gates of hell

In 1974 the Russian geologists are sent into the desert Kartum in the heart of Russia to explore the vast gas.
Near the town of Darvaza, Uzbekistan, they drill a hole and fall onto a huge underground cavern filled with gas. Lest this gas did not poisoning ambient air escaping, they decided to set it on fire.
For 37 years, the gas flames still unabated in the middle of nowhere and makes it look like this huge cavity in nature in the open.
The indigenous have dubbed "the hole from hell" because nobody knows when it will stop and no one seems interested.

And if it was really the true gateway to hell?

jeudi 23 juin 2011

Denmark and Thailland: The Stories of Royal Dogs.

The Danish Parliament voted for the death penalty for Evita, the Dachshund royal.

         In 2009, the dog (a dachshund of 12 years) of the Prince Consort Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark biting a guard in the leg Redensborg Castle, summer residence of the royal family in the north Copenhagen. He was taken to hospital for treatment Hilleroed.
         In May 2008, another soldier of the Royal Guard, Nikolaj Fogh was also bitten by the evil Evita. Which earned him three weeks of sick leave.
Reason, asked MPs to euthanize the poor Evita. MP Bjarne Laustsen, a spokesman for issues of welfare of animals in the Social Democratic Party (opposition), supported by Karina Lorentzen Dehnhardt PPD (far right) explains: "Even the dog Prince Henrik should behave . There is no difference between a dog and another royal animal. "
         Marlene Harpsoee, Socialist People's Party (opposition) went further: "It is necessary to kill it (...) because it is what should happen when you do not control their pet"
Prince Henrik has tried to plead his case with the Queen and members of parliament to avoid euthanasia.
He even wrote a little poem in honor of Evita which reads "In my Dachshund. I love stroking your hair, you my dear dog special. Do you like papouilles. Proud as a pope, you receive reprimands as a result."
To make amends, he offered a case of wine to the victims.
Evita's life does not seem threatened. A lawyer acknowledges that the Danish police if there is a law which requires that a dog bites become dangerous, "the royal palace to other rules exist."

A historical precedent Danish and French: Zenobia & Sumo

The Danes still remember the sadness of the queen, who in 1994 lost his dachshund. Zenobia the dog had run away into the forest, despite a battered giant, the dachshund was eaten by a fox. As in the Grimm tales.
Former french president Jacques Chirac was bitten by his blood to Maltese "Sumo" who had not supported leaving the Elysee. After being subjected to antidepressants, he was placed on a farm in Seine-et-Marne in October 2009.

Pleased that as SM Bhunibol Adulyadej and his dog Thong Daeng!

In 2007, King Bhumibol Adulyadej - Rama IX (78 years), in power since the age of 19 has written best-seller on his dog Thong Daeng (Copper) "The Story of Tong Daeng, Amarin, Bangkok, 2004"
"People flocked from all over the country, some were even in line for 5:00 in the morning before the store to buy the book," says a bookseller in Bangkok.
Within hours, the 100,000 copies of the book, which was reprinted on the order of the editor, were sold.
"Strangely, when the animal was presented to Her Majesty, the dog stopped crying and huddled on his knees, as if to give her life and she fell asleep, free from all his troubles, the loneliness and fear, "it said in the book.
The royal dog is described as an intelligent animal, loyal and always polite.
Unlike dogs, two French: former President Jacques Chirac and Prince Henrik (Henri de Laborde de Monpezat), the former king of Thailand's dog seems to have procured that happiness to his master.
He created a pool for dogs with arthritis and neurological problems. The pool will be divided into two "baths": one for the exercise of healthy dogs, the other to treat sick dogs. Funding for the pool was provided by the sale of tee shirts bearing the image of the dog of the king.

mercredi 22 juin 2011

Senegal: Father Jean-Pierre Moussa: From the Royal Court of Louis-Philippe I of Orleans to that of the emperor of Haiti Faustin Soulouque I!

Father Jean-Pierre Moussa was he absolved of his sins?

"Where there is a European colony, the son of the black woman has no home (...) and because Haiti is the only ground on the crystal or Black sucks in all its fullness the fresh air of freedom, gift of Heaven, "wrote Father Jean-Pierre Moussa in his article « Mes Répresailles» which appears in the Moniteur of June 2, 1854 in Port-au-Prince.
         To be treated consistently from debauchery and frivolity, the prelate had become anti-colonial Senegal.
The following year, the Senegalese priest, exiled to Haiti at the request of the Vatican falls into disgrace with the Emperor Faustin Soulouque of Haiti (1782-1867) who was appointed chaplain in 1853 after his dismissal from the Seminary of the Holy Spirit in Paris because of his drunkenness and his social life.
         It is even threatened with deportation to Haiti.
He retired in the parish of Petionville and forced to seek absolution from Pope Pius IX for the remission of sins.
The answer of the Holy Father comes back to the Vatican Apostolic Delegate of Haiti, Bishop Etherwidge in August 1860, one month after his death in Port-au-Prince July 23, 1860.
Did he die in sin, or did God took pity on the soul of his humble servant?

One of the first three Catholic priests Senegal.

Jean-Pierre Moussa was born in 1814 in Saint-Louis, Senegal. After his studies at the African Petit Séminaire at Bailleul-sur-Thérain in Oise then Limoux in the Aude in France, he was admitted to the Seminary of Carcassonne. On November 2, 1838, he was sent to the Holy Spirit Seminary in Paris.
On September 19, 1840, he was ordained priest at the same time as the other two Métis Senegalese Arsene Fridoil (1815-1852) and David Boilat (1814-1901), led by France Mother Anne-Marie Javouhey (1779-1851) foundress of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph Cluny in 1805 (established in Senegal in 1821). The latter was concerned with the emancipation of blacks, despite the hostility of the colonists and even the clergy of Europe.

From the court of the King of France at the court of the Emperor of Haiti!

On the day of his ordination, he was invited to celebrate Mass at Fontainebleau before the king of France, Louis-Philippe I of Orleans (1773-1850) nicknamed "Philippe Egalité" and Queen Marie Amélie Thérèse de Bourbon-Sicilies ( 1782-1866).
Back in Senegal, he is greeted with great respect by the French colonial society, but he immediately comes up against the jealousy of the prefect Apostolic of Senegal, Father Meynard.
         He was assigned to the parish of Goree, where he can not bear to be under the orders of the priest who is her colleague, Father David Boilat.
After serving as interim of Father Maynard to the prefecture, he was appointed parish priest of Gorée by the Governor, Bouet- Willaumetz. Supported by them for three years.
Then he began to travel extensively in Portuguese Guinea and Cape Verde before going where he attended the "single" Victor Schoelscher, the  abolitionist (1804-1893) and some members of the royal family.
He was accused then get a taste of social life and forget his vows of poverty and chastity.
In February 1834, he founded with Father David Boilat, a secondary school in Africa. From 1846 to 1847, he stayed back in France. On his return to Senegal, he was assigned to St. Mary of The Gambia.
         In 1853, accused of drunkenness, reference is made to the Holy Spirit Seminary in Paris at the request of the Vatican.
His fate switch and its allocation by the Vatican to the murderous dictator of Haiti Faustin Soulouque I, (closer to that Bokassa I than  Napoleon III, with whom he is often compared) and Empress Adelina, born Leveque, as the Grand Chaplain 'permanently away from his country and his dreams. There, he will never come back again!

mardi 21 juin 2011

Cuba & North Korea: Political Kidnappings in communist countries!

The Kidnapping of Juan M. Fangio by Fidel Castro!

On Sunday, February 26, 1958, the Argentine racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio, five times World Champion Rally is spirited discussions with Stirling Moss, his mechanic and manager.
It is removed at the entrance to the Lincoln Hotel in Havana by a member of Fidel Castro Guerrillas.
This incredible collection is one of the newspapers in Paris, London, Rome, Mexico and especially in Buenos Aires.
The objective was to prevent the abduction Fangio to attend the rally, intended to improve the public image of the government of dictator Fulgencio Batista Zaldivar in power in Cuba since 1933.
He was released the next day smooth, once the rally ended.
The rally was marked by a pile-fatal Fangio said later: "This event may have saved my life."
Aged 47, he decided to finalize his brilliant career. Born June 24, 1911 in Balcarce, he died July 17, 1995 in Buenos Aires.

Kidnapped to make films by Kim Jong Il!

Shin Sang-Ok, South Korean filmmaker (1926-2006) is a director of films. After studying at the School of the Arts of Tokyo from 1941 to 1944, he returned to Korea and running in 1952, "The Evil Night", his first film.
         He created a production company, the Shin Film Company, which in the 1960s - the golden age of Korean cinema - employed over 300 people and produced 25 films a year.
On January 14, 1978, his favorite actress Choi Eun-Hee (1926), South Korea as he is removed during a visit to Hong Kong by North Korean secret agents.
Choi Eun-Hee has played numerous roles of a film the other showing the different facets of women in the Land of Morning Calm: student, prostitute, or a widow.
On July 19, 1978, Shin Sang-Ok is itself removed by order of the future dictator Korean Kim Yong-Il in Pyongyang and returned to make films of Communist propaganda.
Its removal makes a lot of noise. It is believed he was murdered by CIA agents in South Korea. Others claim that he went to North Korea of ​​its own accord out of sympathy for the communist regime.
In fact, after an escape attempt, an amnesty, a house arrest, a new escape attempt and five years in prison, he was finally released in 1983, meeting definitely Choi Eun-Hee and authorized to create the Shin Film production house in Pyongyang.
In 1984 the government of South Korea officially announced the kidnapping, not least officially refuted by Shin Sang-Ok, during a trip to Eastern Europe, during celebrations in honor of the dictator Kim Il-Sung.
In February 1986, Shin Sang-Ok and Choi Eun-Hee leave Pyongyang for the festival in Berlin, Budapest and Vienna and then ... and the U.S. Embassy in Austria where they get a U.S. visa.
On May 23, 1989, after three years of supervised living in the United States of America, they return to South Korea.

dimanche 19 juin 2011

France: From the anal fistula of Louis XIV to modern surgery!

The abscess ashamed of King Sun!

         On January 15, 1686, King Louis XIV, who was 47 years began to feel pain due to early signs of swelling in the perineum. January 31, 1686, he convened an emergency physician usually Henri Louis Daquin (1602-1673), former physician of Queen Marie de Medicis (1575-1642).           
He is suffering from an abscess in the "foundation" is to say, anal abscess (in ordinary language), developed (thinks it), especially by dint of riding.
         Doctors at the time believed that these fistulas of the anus are caused also by the feathers of carriages, the abuse of stew or ultramontane debauchery. They make no allusion to the characteristic lack of hygiene at the time of Louis XIV.
         Indeed, King Louis XIV was a dirty toilet and summary. Medicine claimed bathroom while facilitating the entry of microbes in the body.
         He splashed the many scents to cover up his body odor. He continually gave off an odor that was difficult to bear for his entourage. He knew it well and when he entered a room, he opened the windows so as not to disturb his courtiers.
         After examining, the doctor decides to treat him with blows of enemas, which submits the king "without too much complaining." It requires such a poultice made with flour based Arobas, beans, rye, barley, flaxseed, all boiled in oxycrat (mixture of water and vinegar) to renew four times a day.
         But the abscess continues to ignite, despite the application of compresses and ointment and the king's grief is getting worse until walking became impossible.

A great barber-surgeon and "The Royal anus"

         The king appealed to the barber Charles-François Félix (1635-1703) to perform a circumcision.
         The latter pointed out to the royal physicians registrants need serious surgery, but the latter, unwilling to submit to the advice of a little servant, strove to apply their traditional medical methods: application of ointments, ointments, poultices, dressings tow punctuated by bloodletting.
         Exhausted by bleeding cuts and follies, the Sun King accepts the proposal of his barber, provided it is carried first on the peasants. Fistulas rarely fails to Versailles and Paris because of the deplorable sanitary conditions and the royal court of France at the time.
         Some tracts requisitioned in hospices de Paris died during the experimental operation. They took care to bury the very early! This experience allowed the barber to develop the scalpel and curved retractor that suited the royal post.

"My God, I place myself in your hands!"

         November 18, 1686 to seven in the morning, the barber-surgeon operates the king without anesthesia, of course, in the presence of Madame de Maintenon, born Françoise d'Aubigné (1635-1719) and François d'Aix, seigneur de La Chaise (1624-1709), confessor of the King, the Dauphin, son of Louis XIV, François-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de Louvois (1641-1691), Minister of State who had encouraged Charles Francois Felix, literally terrorized, to perform this operation highly risky and his doctor, Henry Louis Daquin. It was necessary that this operation is a state secret!
         Before the operation, the king prayed aloud: "My God, I place myself in your hands"
... and stoically endured the painful operation.
         A month later he was again sitting up in bed and three months later to mount again. The operation was a success. It caused a sensation and had a tremendous impact in Versailles and France.
"Over thirty courtiers, and not least, claimed that they did, also in the same operation"
which was now named "The Royal".

  About "Barberie" to the teaching of surgery!

         As a reward, the king covered Charles-François Félix de Tassy money and gifts. He received including "The Land of Moulineaux." Knighted, he bought the lordship of Tassy and now became Charles-François Félix de Tassy.
         But the barber demanded another of something more clever: he asked the king holding a specific teaching of surgery "to separate permanently Barberie of surgery."
         SM Louis XIV agreed to the proposal. With the subsequent royal, Charles-François Felix had just imposed specialization in surgery against the advice of doctors at the time.
On December 18, 1731, under Louis XV, was inaugurated the Royal Academy of Surgery, now known as the National Academy of Surgery.
         Born in Avignon around 1635, Charles-François Félix de Tassy now become the surgeon of Louis XIV until his death in 1703. But traumatized by the experience, he never does the surgery. He trembled every time he touched his scalpel. His son in this occupation with the Sun King!
Born September 5, 1638, Louis XIV died of senile gangrene in the leg May 14, 1715, 72 years after he succeeded his father on the throne of France.

Suggested reading:

Ces histoires insolites qui ont fait la médecine (These unusual stories that made the medicine), Plon, Paris, 2011.

samedi 18 juin 2011

Japan: Kanamari Matsuri or Festival of the phallus!

Every first Sunday of April is held in the sanctuary of Kanayama Kawasaki (1.4 million) to twenty kilometers from Tokyo, Kanamari Matsuri (Festival of the penis of iron), the annual festival organized Shinto fertility 300 years.
The central theme is the penis, reproduced across image, candy, carved vegetables, decoration ...
Once the sanctuary of Kanayama was frequented by prostitutes who came to pray for protection against venereal diseases.
People come here mainly to ask for blessings for the prosperity of business, the future of the family clan, marriage, childbirth easier, and harmony between spouses.
According to tradition, touching the penis into the sacred sanctuary of the fertility helps women to stay in condition and brings vitality to both children and older people.
The procession paraded in mikoshi (mobile wooden temples walked by many carriers) three penis preserved in the temple: the penis of wood in the large mikoshi, the oldest. penis black iron in the mikoshi boat-shaped, giant pink penis in mikoshi "Elisabeth" homeless, worn by men disguised as women.
The first two walked in the temple town in mobile as sacred relics. The relics out of the temple for a procession through the city, then return to their starting point later in the day.
Legend has it that a demon with sharp teeth had hidden in the vagina of a girl, and had successively castrated two young men during their wedding night. A blacksmith fashioned an iron phallus to break the teeth of the devil, and the subject became a holy relic. The center of the sanctuary is a blacksmith with anvil and forge fire.
Today, the festival is an opportunity to raise funds for the fight against AIDS. Many travelers come from Europe and America to participate.

South Africa and Australia: The politicians lead by example.

 The South African Minister sleeping in a slum.

In August 2009, Mosima Gabriel (Tokyo) Sexwale (56), South African Minister of Housing has decided to spend a night in the slums of Diepsloot, outside Johannesburg in austral winter to prove that its people need decent homes .
"I woke up at 6 30 '. It's very, very cold. One can easily understand why some children suffer from hypothermia. It's heartbreaking," he said in the morning public radio SAFM.
Housing Minister, who is one of the richest men in South Africa, said it had met with residents of Diesploot until three in the morning.
In July 2008, violent incidents erupted in the slums to protest their living conditions very difficult. Residents have complained including lack of access to clean water and electricity. Many of them live on less than a dollar a day.
The new president Jacob Zuma, in office since May 2009, has made the fight against poverty a priority.
Since the end of the apartheid regime in 1994, during which the black majority was confined to areas with few resources, the South African government has built 2.8 million houses.
About 1.1 million families, according to official statistics, still live in slums, the economic powerhouse of Africa.
Mr Sexwale has promised to build homes, but warned that they should not expect "miracles", as the country went into recession earlier this year.

Politicians and CEO, SDF one night in Australia.

The foreign minister, Kevin Rudd and CEOs of large Australian companies have slept in the streets of Sydney on the night of Thursday 9 and 10 June 2011 to raise money for the homeless.
In just a sleeping bag, 200 heads of major banks, airlines or mining groups have spent the night under the stars on the streets of Sydney in an operation dubbed "The CEOs in the open."
The operation has raised 4 million Australian dollars (2.9 million) for the association St Vincent de Paul, which deals with homelessness in Australia.
Ralph Norris, president of the Commonwealth Bank has raised the most money: 127,000 Australian dollars.
"I'm surprised but it went well. I'm sure I'll have pains, I'm cold toes and fingers, but otherwise it's going, "said Ralph Norris Public Radio ABC, right in the austral winter.
While the foreign minister, Kevin Rudd has raised 7,438 dollars less than 7699 dollars collected by the leader of the Liberal opposition, Tony Abbott.
Like the politicians and CEOs, heads of 800 Catholic schools have decided to repeat the feat of bosses 16 June 2011.
The executive director of Catholic schools in Sydney, Dan White has decided to carry a card and a hat for protection from the cold.
"About 16,000 people sleep every night where they can, most of them women and children. And this is not acceptable in a rich country like ours, "said Dan White.
The Executive Director of Vinnies, the organization of the Australian Society of St. Vincent de Paul at the origin of the initiative, Dan White also slept under the stars in the vicinity of Luna Park, one of the assembly points the homeless in Sydney.
"If you have a lot of money, it's easy to give, but try to spend a night out when it rains and it's cold," said the initiator of the project.
Launched five years ago, the initiative has a national issue for two years.
The number of homeless in Australia is still estimated at 100,000 people, half asleep in the street.