Hot in the Press Kettle – October 2011

Denied Entry

The Dalai Lama may be one of the most popular spiritual
leaders in the world today but politics trumps all that as he was denied a visa
to enter South Africa to attend the birthday celebrations of his fellow Nobel
Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu who turns 80. Shame on South Africa to
punish the Dalai Lama for speaking his truth about China. China needs to practice human
rights a little more often. The South African government maintains however that it
did not bow under pressure from China. I guess it’s just the slow way of doing
business. Whatever it is, to deny the Dalai Lama a chance to attend a colleague’s significant birthday is unacceptable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15228604

Modernity has failed to reach everyone – thank God. There
are still naturally beautiful, happy and contented  people living in the Garden of Eden and
appears to be enjoying  life without our modern-day diseases of  greed, moreofitness and
discontent.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110930-tribal-culture-survives-in-taiwan

State Funeral for a
Warrior Woman – Fare the Well

This is only the third time a state funeral was held for a Kenyan citizen – A state funeral for Nobel
Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai has taken place at a
Kenyan national park she fought to save.

Mrs Maathai, whose GreenBelt Movement planted an estimated 45 million trees in Kenya, died last
month of cancer.

Thousands of mourners lined the route of the procession to the
funeral in Uhuru National Park in Nairobi.

She asked to be cremated as she did not want a wooden coffin so her coffin was made of water hyacinths, reed and bamboo found in her own garden. The funeral took place at Freedom  Corner where the previous government wanted to build a skyscraper that this warrior woman fought and won.
Rest in peace friend of the earth.

Obssessed Filipino man turns himself into Superman without the powers

When producer Christopher Nolan and director Zach Snyder set about to find     
the man who would be their Superman, they cast a wide net, reeling in
“Immortals” actor Henry Cavill all the way from England.

Herbert Chavez, a 35-year old Filipino pageant trainer, has since 1995
undergone a whole host of surgeries to make him more closely resemble the Man
of Steel. According to a RealSelf.com translation of a news report out of the Philippines, he has admitted to a nose job, chin augmentation — for that iconic cleft, silicone lip injections
and, of course, thigh implants.

The news report speculates that he has Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which makes
him compulsively undergo plastic surgery. Whether or not that’s true, he is
clearly obsessed with the man of steel; a peek inside his home reveals a shrine
to the hero, with everything from bedding to wall decorations to actual, larger
than life statues of the hero taking up an entire room.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/superman-plastic-surgery

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Share $2,900 Hotel Room In BrazilFor a guy who grew up in a one room house not bad. Good on  you Justin. Enjoy your money before you grow old.

Paul McCartney may be heading to the altar again… why?

Paul McCartney may be heading to the altar again – Why?

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