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Thursday, November 18th, 2010
12:24 am
[savannacomer36]
hi
HEY!! thought you will like to know that Candi_Cruz its now live on dirtystage watch it now.. don miss it!
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
5:06 pm
[niteraptor]
war hero murdered by goverment for being gay
dont know if its on topic but its par for the course of history

LONDON, England (CNN) -- An online petition demanding a formal apology from the British government for its treatment of World War II code-breaker Alan Turing is gaining momentum.
A portrait of Alan Turing is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery's "Gay Icons" exhibition.

A portrait of Alan Turing is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery's "Gay Icons" exhibition.

Turing was subjected to chemical castration in 1952 after being found guilty of the charge of gross indecency for having a homosexual relationship, an illegal act at the time. He committed suicide two years later.

More than 19,000 people have added their names to the petition on the UK Government Web site since it opened three weeks ago, urging the government to "recognize the tragic consequences of prejudice that ended this man's life and career."

The petition was created by computer scientist John Graham-Cumming, who said he grew "mad" at the country's memory of a man he says should be considered one of its national heroes.

"I'm looking for an apology from the British government because that's where I think the wrong was done. But Turing is clearly someone of international stature," Graham-Cumming said.

Turing was best known for inventing the Bombe, a code-breaking machine that deciphered messages encoded by German Enigma machines during World War II.

The messages provided the Allies with crucial information from the British government's code-breaking headquarters in Bletchley Park where Turing worked full-time during the war.

He was considered a mathematical genius and went on to develop the Turing machine, a theory that automatic computation cannot solve all mathematical problems, which is considered the basis of modern computing.

However, to avoid a custodial sentence for gross indecency Turing agreed to undergo chemical castration. He was injected with estrogen, an experience that is widely believed to have led to his suicide just two years later. Turing was just 41 when he ended his life by eating an apple laced with cyanide.

Graham-Cumming has not yet received a response from the British government to his request for an apology, nor has he received a reply from Queen Elizabeth II to whom he wrote last week asking that Turing be considered for a posthumous knighthood.

"There is no doubt in my mind," he wrote, "that if Turing had lived past age 41 his international impact would have been great and that he likely would have received a knighthood while alive."

Graham-Cumming's efforts to draw attention to Turing's life has attracted an international response.

"This morning I woke up to an inbox stuffed full of e-mails and blog postings from around the world on Turing, and many people were saying 'it's a pity I can't sign the British petition,'" he said. The main online petition is only open to British citizens.

Supporters have set up a second international petition which has attracted more than 5,000 signatures.

Graham-Cumming is not fazed. "My focus is really on Britain at the moment because I think that is where the greatest need is, but I'm very happy for anyone in the world to know about Alan Turing."

High-profile signatories to the petition include author Ian McEwan, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, and gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

Graham-Cumming said if the government would not extend an apology, "the least it could do is to put Bletchley Park on a sound financial footing in Turing's name."

Earlier this year, the center's supporters created their own online petition urging the government to "save Bletchley Park."

The site receives no external funding and has been turned down for funds by the UK National Lottery, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The government replied to the petition last week saying that, while it "agrees that the buildings on the Bletchley Park site are of significant historic importance and, although recognizing the excellent work being carried out there, at present it has no plans, nor the resources, to extend its sponsorship of museums and galleries beyond the present number."

Simon Greenish, director of the Bletchley Park Trust, said: "The work that Turing did during the war has never really been properly recognized and this is an opportunity [for the government] to do that."

He said the government had also failed to recognize the contribution of Bletchley Park to the war effort: "What went on in those buildings was absolutely vital to the outcome of World War II."

The center receives more than 100,000 visitors a year and is staffed mainly by volunteers.

A portrait of Turing is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as part of its "Gay Icons" exhibition. He was one of the six personal icons selected by contributor Chris Smith, Britain's first openly gay Member of Parliament.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/09/01/alan.turing.petition/index.html
Saturday, July 19th, 2008
1:40 am
[tvrclotkic]
Documentary
The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, from Alex Gibney.

I'm seeing this film tomorrow, and even if I haven't got very much banking on it, (it's just a documentary) I still very much fucking hope that I won't be completely nauseated.

Has anyone else seen it? Plans on seeing it?

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
6:20 pm
[mlkmanswfestits]
Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
3:30 am
[fingerthemiddle]
woody creek happenings...
is there going to be a gonzo get together in woody creek this year?
Monday, July 10th, 2006
9:28 pm
[isallergictosun]
Does anybody watch Adult swim?
......Coz on Venture Brothers episode "Assassin nanny 911",
Brock Samson this guy- Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
had a certian mentor by the name "Hunter" who looked oddly like Hunter S. Thompson and acted like him....

if this isnt allowed...sowwy.

Pace
Monday, June 5th, 2006
12:46 pm
[fingerthemiddle]
Still raising some hell...
Where else are you going to read a boxing writer suggesting someone castrate themselves to make weight? No where people, no where...

http://www.boxingranks.com/Articles/Article1261.htm
Monday, February 20th, 2006
7:17 pm
[docjen]
Twas a  year ago today,
Hunter S.T. burned away,
He couldn't enjoy his life anymore,
So he blew out his brains with a .44,
Too weird to live, too rare to die,
But he made sure to enjoy the ride,
So take a drink and have some fun,
In honor of the late great Dr. Thompson. 

Watch 1  - Watch 2
(watch 1 for fun,  watch 2 especially)

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
10:08 am
[fingerthemiddle]
Monday, October 10th, 2005
1:22 pm
[fingerthemiddle]
Friday, October 7th, 2005
9:06 pm
[fingerthemiddle]
Frequency of delivery
I've decided to make the gonzo press a bi-monthly. This could change as we are just getting our sea legs. Frankly, we are a small site looking to grow slow and true. I don't have the time or staff to be a daily or even weekly- so I've decided we'll be delivered on the 1st and 15th. Though we may occassionally slip in a story or two between deadlines as the news cycle allows.
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
9:37 pm
[fingerthemiddle]
Gonzo in the LBC?
Anyone here from near Long Beach, California? If so, I may have a gravy assignment for you.

Cheers,

Tom
11:55 am
[fingerthemiddle]
What's next?
We have a great new article from Ms. Lisa here: http://www.thegonzopress.com/culture.html

And today I have added the sorely needed grammar nazi to go through each article before it hits the site. Thank GAWD. In the coming weeks look forward to the second installment of the trip to Colorado, The Barely Legal section, and coverage on the nominee with no experience.

As always send feeback to: listenup@thegonzopress.com - emails could be used in our "Letters from the Freaks" section.

Story ideas to: lono@thegonzopress.com.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2005
1:35 pm
[fingerthemiddle]
it's up
http://www.thegonzopress.com/

In other words go look at this bitches-
Monday, September 26th, 2005
11:20 am
[fingerthemiddle]
Another reason we NEED to provide an alternative news source...
From: http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/20/2005/1474

"The Washington Post reported that by 5pm on Saturday, Sept. 24, the Metro rail ridership was 292,771, contrasted to 173,572 on an average Saturday. The AP picked a nice round number of 100,000 demonstrators, the Columbus Dispatch put it at “thousands” in the headline. The fact that the mainstream corporate media has to lie so shamelessly about a rally where there were at least 250,000 people, is telling."
Saturday, September 24th, 2005
2:09 am
[fingerthemiddle]
1:53 am
[fingerthemiddle]
f&l overseas
http://mastagonzo.free.fr/US/fearandloathing.htm

Click it... god damn it I said click it!
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
1:22 am
[fingerthemiddle]
October 1st
All will be revealed.

Look for our coverage of the Hunter S Thompson memorial... not sure if any other so-called Gonzo site is going to have us beat there... We also have people in New Orleans... a review... some marijuana new... the hook... and more...
Monday, September 12th, 2005
5:06 am
[fingerthemiddle]
Look out for walktome
She's the best thing to come out of Canada since blueberry marijuana or maybe Alan Thicke. walktome will be the Toronto correspondent and will have work published in the intial thrust of the site. Looking forward to working with ya walktome- thanks for your hard work.

Ciao,

Tom
Sunday, September 11th, 2005
2:03 am
[fingerthemiddle]
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