December 6th, 2013 by letsrage
I know Valentine’s Day isn’t for a while, but I already know what I’m doing. Nurse 3D motherfuckers! See because I like thriller movies. And I like lesbians. Therefore I’m pretty positive that I’m going to thoroughly enjoy this film. Plus it’s in 3D so Paz de la Huerta’s tits are going to be smashing you in the face the entire time, which will definitely be nice. Not to mention Katrina Bowden being all slutty and roofied.
I think I’d marry a chick if she agreed to go see this with me on Valentines Day. In fact that’s going to be my litmus test for relationships from now on. So, how do you feel about seeing bloody lesbian sex thrillers on the most romantic day of the year? If she says she hates it, pass*. If she says she’d love to, I’m smitten. Try it out on your girl, guys. See how she reacts. If she gets pissed and hates the idea, then you know she doesn’t really care about making you happy and you should probably date other people.
December 5th, 2013 by letsrage
One of the most important figures of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela, has passed away at 95. The South African government has announced his passing, which was caused by a prolonged lung infection. He was a leader and activist whose struggle to combat apartheid led to imprisonment for a duration of 27 years. He was selected as co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize along with South African President F. W. de Klerk. He was also the first Black South African President.
The ANC, an organization Mandela was part of, stayed active despite being outlawed by the government in April 1960. The group decided to form a secret military force named Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation). Mandela, who was vice president of the ANC, was appointed the group’s first leader.
Mandela left South Africa illegally in January 1962. He was caught, which resulted in five years in prison upon his return in July. Mandela was made to stand trial for sabotage and treason with nine of his members after a police raid of an ANC hideout unearthed evidence against him. On June 11, 1964, Mandela and seven others were convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He served the first 18 of his 27 years on Robben Island.
Violence on both sides of the apartheid escalated during his imprisonment. During this time, he become an international symbol of South Africa’s black movement and resistance to apartheid. In 1985, then-President P.W. Botha offered to free Mandela if he publicly denounced violence as a weapon against apartheid.Mandela refuses and told the government to banish apartheid and grant blacks political rights.
Newly elected president F.W. De Klerk legalizes the ANC, relaxes apartheid laws, and orders the release from jail of Mandela and the other political prisoners who were convicted with him. Mandela walks out of prison a free man on Feb. 11, 1990. After 27 years, he has become afigure of mythic proportions among South African blacks, and his freedom is cause for national celebration. Mandela is known to most in the country as “Madiba,” his clan name.
Mandela is elected president of the African National Congress on July 5, 1991, in the first legal gathering of the organization in South Africa in more than three decades. Representing the ANC, Mandela negotiates with de Klerk, members of the governing National Party, and other South African political organizations toward the country’s first multiracial elections. It proves a difficult task — negotiations were often strained.
Mandela and de Klerk are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 10, 1993, for their efforts to bring stability, equality, and true democracy to their country. As a result of their joint leadership, the remaining apartheid laws are repealed and a date is chosen for South Africa’s first open elections.
On April 26, 1994, more than 22 million South Africans turn out to cast ballots in the country’s first multiracial parliamentary elections. Mandela votes for the first time in his life and, as leader of the ANC, is elected president of South Africa.
After retirement, Mandela uses his status as a respected statesman to advocate for charities and human-rights organizations and call attention to issues on the world stage. He focuses on the global AIDS crisis, calling for more openness in discussing the condition, particularly after his son dies from the virus. He establishes a number of organizations, including the influential Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Elders, an independent group of prominent world leaders committed to addressing global problems and easing human suffering.
In February 2012, Mandela is briefly hospitalized in Johannesburg to undergo surgery for a stomach ailment. He is released after a few days and returns home. In December 2012, the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero is hospitalized for three weeks of tests and medical treatment relating to a recurrent lung infection. On both occasions, the South African government reassures its citizens that there is no cause for alarm.
Mandela’s last public appearance was the 2010 World Cup.
Information and photos courtesy of Buzzfeed.