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  • The €1billion floating town is finally delivered: World's biggest cruise ship with 18 decks [tr]

    05/13/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2016 | Becky Pemberton
    The world's biggest-ever cruise ship, the 227,000-tonne Harmony of the Seas, a luxury home on the waves for 8,500 passengers and crew, was handed over by a French shipyard on Thursday after a 40-month engineering feat. At 218ft, it is the widest cruise ship ever built, while its 1,187ft length makes it 164ft longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. The immense floating town, which cost close to one billion euros (£800 million), has 18 decks and will be able to carry 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members.
  • Shockingly good cruise ship food? That's the idea behind lines' collaborations with celebrity chefs

    03/12/2016 10:25:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2016 | Rosemary McClure
    I was exploring the 3,084-passenger Ruby Princess, docked at the World Cruise Center in San Pedro, when I stumbled across a dessert display and tasting -- a wondrous thing to chance upon, especially given that the theme was "Chocolate Journeys." Spread out in front of me were hundreds of dreamy desserts in all varieties of chocolate: white, milk, dark and sweet. I saw truffles, cakes, mousses, cupcakes and pastries. Multiple trays were festooned with dozens of tiny chocolate confections, each a silky, rich work of art. My ship had truly come in. As sweet and wonderful as it was, the...
  • Election 2016: What Was Marco Rubio Arrested For At Age 18 In Miami?

    02/01/2016 8:13:30 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Internation Business Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Adam Lidgett
    Before becoming a Florida senator or a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio was apparently just another kid caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. After a bad first year at college in Missouri, Rubio returned home to Miami shortly before the summer of 1990, when he was arrested in May at age 18 for being in a public park after it had closed for the night, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The misdemeanor offense was eventually dismissed, and most of the documentation that led to the dismissal of charges has been destroyed by the Miami-Dade County court...
  • Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay

    11/20/2014 3:02:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20/2014 | By Todd Leopold
    Country star Ty Herndon has something to share: He's an "out, proud and happy gay man." Herndon, 52, came out publicly as gay in an interview with People magazine. He says he's known he was gay since he was a child and started coming out to family members in his 20s. But the "What Mattered Most" singer, who had a number of hits in the 1990s, kept the news close to the vest. It wasn't until he attended a Tony Robbins seminar in 2009 that he decided to become more public, he told the magazine. "I realized I had an...
  • Who Cruised the a Blvd in What Car and What Music Playing? 1960's and '70's? (Vanity)

    11/03/2014 11:45:09 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 71 replies
    11/3/2014 | A Navy Vet
    Hey guys and girls. Who here has cruised a Blvd or Ave while you were a teen? Do you remember what that meant to you and the fun of just looking next to the other car? Who has dragged raced when the light hit green?
  • Cruises Change Itineraries Due to Ebola Concerns

    10/06/2014 3:08:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Several cruise lines have changed itineraries due to concerns over Ebola, canceling port stops in West Africa. On Holland America Line's 35-day African Explorer cruise aboard the MS Rotterdam, from Cape Town, South Africa, to Southampton, England, three ports of call in Ghana, Gambia and Senegal will be replaced with an added overnight in Cape Town, an added overnight in Cape Verde and a stop in Tangier, Morocco, according to Holland America spokesman Erik Elvejord....
  • West Side Cleveland priest pleads guilty to solicitation; sentenced to early intervention program

    09/06/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 33 replies ^ | 09/05/2014 | James F McCarty
    A West Side priest pleaded guilty this morning to soliciting sex from an undercover ranger at Edgewater Park last October while failing to divulge he was carrying the AIDS virus. Under provisions of a plea bargain reached with prosecutors, the Rev. James McGonegal, 69, the former pastor of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, will enter an early intervention program. The agreement allows McGonegal to avoid a felony conviction if he successfully completes the program. At that point, the case would be dismissed and his record expunged. He also must perform 50 hours of community service and continue out-patient treatment begun...
  • Rocket Shrapnel Hits Cruise Ship in Israel

    07/08/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT · by illiac · 6 replies
    Crew Center ^ | 7/8/14 | Crew Center
    The recent exchange of missiles between Hamas and Israel reached even a cruise ship. Last night around 8 p.m. in the port of Ashdod in Israel, some 30 kilometers north of the Gaza Strip a cruise ship was hit by rocket shrapnel’s. According to a correspondent of the German broadcaster ARD, multiple shrapnel struck the ship Aida Diva late on Monday. The company Aida Cruises said none of the 2,700 passengers and crew were injured and damages were neither verified the vessel. Israeli forces attempt by Hamas fired rockets trap. Small debris raining down on the passenger deck of the...
  • Missouri cop accused of secretly filming men in bathroom stalls, posting video online: police

    06/10/2014 6:21:51 PM PDT · by bornred · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, June 9, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Hidden cameras used to film men in bathroom stalls has led to the arrest of a Missouri police officer who's accused of taking and posting the videos on a pornographic website. The shocking bust of 33-year-old Chesterfield officer David Cerna caps the discovery of videos of numerous men — some with faces shown — using a bathroom stall without knowing that a camera was trained on them, Fox2Now reported. "When I saw myself pooping, I was just like, you've gotta be kidding me," alleged victim Rob Cheney told Fox reporter Chris Heyes, who was the first to crack the investigation....
  • Obama admin. launches $250K study to identify LGBT historical landmarks

    05/30/2014 6:43:12 PM PDT · by Antioch · 41 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    The National Park Service announced Friday that it will launch a study to identify places of historical significance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement at The Stonewall Inn, which was the site of the 1969 riots that helped launch the modern gay rights movement. It is currently the only site in the country designated a national landmark. Read more: Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • DNR struggling to curb sex at Mazomanie nude beach

    12/02/2013 10:25:32 AM PST · by Sopater · 52 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 7:04 a.m. | Todd Richmond
    Wisconsin authorities thought they could curb libidos at the state's nude beach by closing it on weekdays, but citation data shows the move just shifted the hanky-panky to the weekends. The Department of Natural Resources issued 13 citations at the beach between June and early October this year. All were for sex, and 11 were issued on weekends. Those numbers are down from 2012 totals, but wardens said the problem is far more prevalent than the numbers suggest. All the citations were issued during just seven days of surveillance and some people seen having sex ran off before wardens could...
  • Gay Charlotte (get ready, North Carolina...this is what is coming to town for the convention)

    09/02/2012 10:45:44 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 69 replies
    NOTE: I only put 3 examples of the 20 they post. If you have the stomach for it, the site will tell you the places to avoid. While the DNC is in town, you can't even take your kids on the trails in a public park. The mall, the YMCA, the Jewish Community Center, etc. No one is safe when the DNC freak show comes to town. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = 1 -> Charlotte Omni Hotel... 2 Nations Bank Plaza, Charlotte, United States... Charlotte Omni Hotel... This...
  • World's most expensive cruise: $1.5 million for 28 countries

    02/26/2012 10:57:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Brisbane Times | February 27, 2012
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  • Luxury-Liner Liberals: 'Nation' Magazine Hawks Its Cushy Cruise

    10/20/2011 6:16:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, your heart is in that lovely liberal place. Even so, you'd like to get away from the "Occupy" hoi-poloi soiling the streets. No problem! Just join the luxury-liner liberals of The Nation magazine on their upcoming cruise--assuming you have up several thousand bucks [alcohol not included] for you and the lefty you love to share a cabin! Was watching MSNBC last night, when up popped a Nation commercial. After the standard stuff ragging on the "toxic nonsense from the right," suddenly a Caribbean cruise commercial broke out. Yes, you can sail with Katrina vanden Heuvel, Van Jones and other...
  • [Dem] House candidate assaulted by man [after candidate makes homosexual advance]

    07/30/2010 11:08:45 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 56 replies · 10+ views ^ | 7/30/2010 | unknown
    A Democratic congressional candidate has told police he was assaulted near downtown Spokane after making sexual advances to another man. David R. Fox, who moved to Spokane from Port Angeles recently to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, told police he wasn't injured in Sunday's altercation. But he is pressing charges against the man. Fox is one of four Democrats in the Aug. 17 primary. The attorney entered the race at the last minute and has no known campaign office or website. He could not be reached for comment.
  • Man Sentenced For Recording Men In Restrooms

    03/16/2010 1:10:17 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies · 528+ views
    KDKA/AP ^ | March 16, 2010
    INDIANA (KDKA/AP) An Indiana County man was sentenced to serve jail time for recording men on a cell phone while they were using the restroom. According to an Associated Press report, Christopher Marsh, 31, of Blairsville, recorded men on 42 occasions from September to November 2008. The incidents took place at restrooms in Wal-Mart stores in Unity Township and Burrell Township and on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was arrested after a Wal-Mart employee noticed that Marsh had spent more than 3 ½ hours in the restroom.
  • Kevin Jennings' GLSEN Passed Out Gay Hook-Up Bar Directories to Teens

    12/09/2009 12:01:16 PM PST · by massmike · 24 replies · 1,619+ views ^ | 12/09/2009 | n/a
    Clearly, Kevin Jennings' GLSEN did/does not follow policies that safeguard children. There seems to be a pattern here. At GLSEN conferences in Atlanta (1999), Chicago (2000), and Boston (2005), teenage attendees were able to pick up directories to gay "leather" bars (where homosexuals meet for anonymous sex and sadomasochistic "play"). In 2005, GLSEN recommended the infamous "Ramrod" bar in Boston in the Little Black Book: Queer in the 21st Century, handed out to teens at their Boston conference. (The booklet described the Ramrod: "oldschool speakeasy. Leather, denim. Woof."),and Leather Bar: a bar frequented by gays, often sadomasochists, dressed typically in...
  • Boy propositioned in Sears bathroom [It was more than just that!]

    09/03/2009 12:49:01 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 62 replies · 3,460+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | 09/03/09 | Julie Murphy
    DAYTONA BEACH -- The men's restroom on the second floor of the Volusia Mall Sears is no place for children, police said Wednesday with the release of surveillance photos of a man believed to have made sexual advances toward a 13-year-old boy. "Our biggest fear is children going into these bathrooms, especially with these predators circling around," Police Chief Mike Chitwood said. "It was just a matter of time before something like this was going to happen." The boy, visiting from Illinois with his godparents, was propositioned two weeks ago in the restroom, Chitwood said. The man was in a...
  • The world’s 20 greatest drives

    06/04/2009 6:52:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 66 replies · 2,080+ views
    Times UK ^ | 6/4/09 | staff
    THE ANTRIM COAST, UK: Ballygalley to Bushmills (85km) The itinerary couldn’t be simpler: one day, one road – the marvellous A2, carved between the hills and the shore. But don’t expect everything to be so straightforward. Back-country Antrim has a strange, cut-off atmosphere: until the 19th century this was bandit country, while superstition and magic are still part of everyday parlance. Tie a hazel wand to your bumper to guard against fairies… and you’re off! (snip) THE ATLANTIC HIGHWAY, UK: Fraddon to Bude (122km) THE GRANDE CORNICHE, FRANCE: Nice to Menton (32km) HIGHWAY 1, USA: Miami to Key West (257km)...
  • Dutch signs point to gay sex seekers ( Muslims not happy )

    04/30/2009 12:12:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 1,003+ views
    AFP ^ | Apr 29, 2009
    A park near Amsterdam has unveiled information signs pointing out spots where officials say gay men are known to have sex, so visitors are not taken by surprise. The signs "clearly indicate what is happening in each zone; also those where gay men are known to practice 'cruising'," municipal spokeswoman Manon Koffijberg said. Cruising is a slang word used to describe the act of trawling for casual sex. There had been recent complaints of gay bashing in the Slotervaart area, populated by a large group of immigrants of Muslim origin, with reports of robberies and violence against gay men in...
  • Sailing takes a left turn ("It's like an SDS reunion on the Love Boat")

    03/09/2008 7:58:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1,088+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 2, 2008 | Henry Alford
    I'm dancing on the top deck with a 71-year-old feminist and psychotherapist whom I've come to think of as the Twirler. We've spent two days attending seminars on The Nation magazine's Alaska cruise; we've talked about the Bush presidency and prison reform and single-payer health care. Now, at almost midnight, my fiercely intelligent and opinionated new friend is putting all the heady political talk behind her by bodily twirling. "If I start to get dizzy, then I twirl in the opposite direction," Charlotte tells me as the live band revs up its throbbing Motown beat. "I won't fall." "Good, please...
  • Gay Sex in Public a Major Health Risk ~ Naugle Calls on Homosexuals to Stem the Spread of HIV

    08/23/2007 4:11:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,452+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/23/07 | Hilary White
    FORT LAUDERDALE, August 23, 2007 ( - At a news conference at City Hall this week, Jim Naugle, the mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has called on homosexual men to end their public sexual encounters in order to curb the local HIV/AIDS rate. "We want to put a stop to that activity," he said. Since his first public comments in July, Naugle has been attacked on all sides for being nearly the only US public figure to oppose on moral grounds the encroachment of homosexual activity in his town. Now Naugle is in the news again for his determination to...
  • George's Sex Shame (Gay Culture Alert) (This is not G-rated)

    07/23/2006 8:44:12 AM PDT · by Callahan · 35 replies · 1,462+ views
    News of the World ^ | 7/23/2006 | Neville Thurlbeck
    <p>MEGA-RICH pop superstar George Michael this week sank to new levels of depravity—trawling for illegal gay sex thrills in a London park.</p> <p>News of the World investigators caught the singer red-handed and red-faced as he emerged from the bushes after cavorting with a pot-bellied, 58-year-old, jobless van driver.</p>
  • Solicitation Just Part of Day Laborers' Lives(Prostitution?)

    07/02/2006 2:21:08 PM PDT · by Mark · 18 replies · 2,122+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/2/06 | SUSAN ABRAM, Staff Writer
    VAN NUYS - As they pass time on the corner of Kester and Oxnard streets looking for work, day laborers tell stories. They talk about a man who drives by in the afternoons, pretending to need someone to mow the lawn, trim some trees or paint the garage. What the man really wants is sex. And he's looking for a man to hire for the day. "I tried to ask him what kind of work he wanted, and at first he said one thing, then another, so I didn't want to go," one worker recently said at the Van Nuys...

    05/19/2006 8:57:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1,382+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 19, 2006 | FREDRIC U. DICKER and KENNETH LOVETT
    May 19, 2006 -- ALBANY - Two-term Rockland County Assemblyman Ryan Karben, a rising star in state Democratic politics, abruptly resigned yesterday amid what sources said were allegations of improper sexual approaches to young male Assembly interns. Karben's sudden and unexpected midyear departure shocked many of his fellow lawmakers, but several others - claiming that Karben was under investigation for some time for the alleged improper contacts - said they were not surprised.

    05/22/2006 3:26:11 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 68 replies · 2,116+ views
    Jim McGreevey shockingly admits that before he became governor of New Jersey, he'd have anonymous gay sex at Garden State highway rest stops. "All I knew was that my behavior was getting crazier and crazier," McGreevey says of his torrid truck-stop trysts in an upcoming book that details his tortured life of lies and sexual repression. "With each new encounter, I was getting nearer and nearer to being caught - which surely would have generated headlines, especially after I became executive director of the state parole board" in the mid-1980s. "The closet starves a man, and when he gets a...
  • Cruise woman 'warned of men'

    03/10/2006 4:09:37 AM PST · by beaversmom · 92 replies · 5,502+ views ^ | March 10, 2006 | Adam Gartrell
    HOURS after boarding the luxury cruise that would result in her death, Dianne Brimble's friend warned her of a group of men who had been ogling female passengers, a Sydney inquest was told today. The next morning, Ms Brimble, 42, was found dead in a cabin belonging to some of those same men. Police allege she had been given a lethal dose of the date rape drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate before being sexually assaulted. The inquest was told Ms Brimble had been ecstatic, setting out on the "holiday of a lifetime" with family and friends on the P&O liner Pacific Sky on...
  • Restroom’s gay review stirs the pot in Malden

    02/23/2006 3:34:05 AM PST · by Panerai · 56 replies · 1,882+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 02/23/2006 | Matthew Keough
    A gay Web site’s praise of bawdy bathroom behavior in Malden City Hall has sparked a tempest over the toilet. The mayor is ordering the first-floor men’s room to remain open while city councilors want it locked up or a security plan put in place. “The public needs these kinds of facilities and I don’t see the need of closing it,” said Malden Mayor Richard Howard, adding others are “overreacting” to the gay site. An anonymous letter sent to the City Council alerted them to a five-star ranking on the Gay Universe site for male-on-male sexual encounters in the stalls.The...
  • Restroom&#8217;s gay review stirs the pot in Malden

    02/23/2006 1:11:47 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 13 replies · 1,056+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2006 | By Matthew Keough/ Malden Observer
    A gay Web site's praise of bawdy bathroom behavior in Malden City Hall has sparked a tempest over the toilet. The mayor is ordering the first-floor men's room to remain open while city councilors want it locked up or a security plan put in place. "The public needs these kinds of facilities and I don't see the need of closing it," said Malden Mayor Richard Howard, adding others are "overreacting" to the gay site. An anonymous letter sent to the City Council alerted them to a five-star ranking on the Gay Universe site for male-on-male sexual encounters in the stalls....

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Wynonna's Gay Cruise Shows Upset Christians

    10/11/2004 3:37:55 PM PDT · by Cracker72 · 75 replies · 2,183+ views
    Country superstar Wynonna Judd is being slammed by fellow Christians for agreeing to perform on a lesbian cruise. Officials at America's Traditional Values Coalition are outraged by Judd's plans to appear on a four-day Caribbean cruise organized for gay couples - and they're calling on her to cancel the working trip. In a statement, TVC bosses says, "Her involvement in providing entertainment for female homosexuals should conflict with her Christian faith. Judd should be encouraged to cancel her tour." But the organizers of the gay cruise are determined to keep Judd on board because she's a dream ticket. Tour organizer...
  • 2 Who Climbed Tree in Central Park Are Charged With Misdemeanors

    04/24/2004 7:08:19 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 44 replies · 317+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4.25.2004 | Mark Santora
    April 25, 2004 2 Who Climbed Tree in Central Park Are Charged With MisdemeanorsBy MARC SANTORA wo nearly naked men who drew crowds and kept rescue workers at bay for hours on Thursday when they climbed a tree in Central Park were charged yesterday with a series of misdemeanors, the police said.The charges included reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, public lewdness and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors that the police said were unlikely to result in jail time.The police identified the men as William Rund, a 32-year-old preoperative transsexual, and Christopher Montero, 17, both of the Bronx. They were spotted...
  • Sex tourism as economic aid

    07/14/2003 12:49:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 12 2003 | Julie Bindel
    Two flights are due into Montego Bay Airport, one from Toronto, the other from London. Clinton waits on the beach for the new arrivals, hoping that one of them will bring him good fortune. "I look for the milk bottles," he says, explaining how ultra-white skin is a giveaway, "the ones who've just arrived. Milk bottles that need filling ..." Negril, with its 11-kilometre stretch of pristine sand and turquoise sea, attracts the majority of Jamaica's 1.3 million tourists every year, primarily from the United States, Canada and Europe. It is known as a "swinging" resort. Many white Western women...
  • Cruising for a Suing [more outfall from SCOTUS sodomy ruling]

    07/12/2003 6:15:07 AM PDT · by gitmo · 37 replies · 197+ views
    Creative Loafing Charlotte ^ | July 9, 2003 | TARA SERVATIUS
    Charlotte Attorney Ray Warren hopes the Mecklenburg County court system doesn't turn his client into a local crimes against nature poster boy. But he's willing to go there if that's what it takes. Warren spent the weekend putting together a brief he plans to send to District Attorney Peter Gilchrist and State Attorney General Roy Cooper this week. The brief argues that soliciting a crime against nature charges against his client, a gay male, should be dropped because they're unconstitutional. Warren plans to argue that a ruling by the US Supreme Court two weeks ago that struck down a Texas...
  • Cruising Sparks Debate, Salinas Residents Speak Out About Checkpoints

    02/15/2003 6:17:19 AM PST · by at bay · 29 replies · 220+ views
    Salinas Californian | 2-14-03 | Kelly Nix
    While the Salinas Police Department says its anti-cruising crackdown is intended to protect the public, some people reject the strategy as both disruptive and unfair to young people. On Feb. 6, police announced a new campaign to eradicate cruising, the practice of vehicles repeatedly driving a street route to be seen and socialize. They say it breeds illegal activity. Last Friday and Saturday nights, officers set up checkpoints on North Main Street and threatened to ticket any drivers who passed through twice within six hours. The department plans a similar effort this weekend.... In calls and letters to The Californian,...