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  1. Stuart Neyton 28 Apr 2010, 5:58pm

    He should probably think about changing his scientific advisor.

  2. The effects of GMO are highly controversial.

    I expect Morales was trying to validate indigenous lifestyles which are basically in touch with nature and do in fact represent sustainable development compared to our way of doing things…which has caused so much pollution.

    The indigenous populations are taking baby steps; their concern for the environment is quite genuine, and Morales may not be the diplomat he should be.

    Bolivia has seen worse!!

    Good to see him eating humble pie gracefully.

  3. and this person intrests us why???
    Who is he?
    never haerd or seen of him before, means nothing

  4. Jean-Paul: “Good to see him eating humble pie gracefully.”
    But does it have chicken in it? ;)

  5. Nothing would surprise me, he he.

    How are you, Rob?

  6. #3…Brido… Evo Morales is the first indigenous President of Bolivia…indeed the first indigenous president anywhere in the Americas, north or south. But then as the ignorant tory ingrate that you obviously are, you wouldnt know that as its not something you would read in the SUN. Not that i’m accusing you of buying a newspaper and the only newspaper you would ever.come across would be the Sun wrapped around your fish supper after the pub.

  7. Baldness is said to be a sign of masculinity. There is in any case, no evolutionary advantage in having hair, anywhere.

  8. Hi JP, I’m good thanks. Same as always. xx

  9. #7 Baldness has nothing whatever to do with masculinity and is in fact inherited from ones mother in the same ways as haemophilia and many other inherited conditions related to DNA are. Au contrare, re: whether or not there is a evolutionary advantage. There so is. A woman is more likely to mate with a man with a healthy head of hair than a bald man, albeit subconsciously.

  10. Even though that only gives advantage to her daughters sons not her own unless she is a carrier of the relevant gene.

  11. having problems posting….a-a-a-a-a-w!!!

  12. someone’s having fun, and it’s not moi!

  13. Mr. Tipett: enchanté! Where youse been?? Missed you, my man.

    Patrick: right on about Morales. I’ve heard it said that the solution to environmental crisis is in the hands of indigenous peoples who have never lost touch with or respect for nature. Go figure.

    Oh, and if eating chicken could somehow turn men gay…what a great gift to humanity…a surefire way to ward off the population explosion.

  14. @8 Good man; don’t ever change; he he

  15. #10 on rereading my post #10 the sentence should read “even that only gives advantage to her daughters sons unless her mother also carried the gene”. I think that makes more sense….sorry folks its getting late.

  16. we won’t beat you up…this time!

  17. Thanks JP, but wait til squiggly gets on it …i’ll get a pasting then no doubt.

  18. Then again maybe not. he rarely comments on “forigners” being the tory bigot that he is……………….

  19. “Foreigners”……….. obviously…. I’m away to bed ..i can hardly see the keyboard never mind the keys…lol

  20. Bolivia is a wonderful country and President Morales has done a lot for his people. The comments may have been a bit eccentric but it is ok to be gay in Bolivia, far more so than many other countries.

  21. Yes, I believe there are no laws against homosexuality in Bolivia, although the recent ban on gay marriage (2007) may be the reason why Moralis’ comments on chicken turning men gay were “misconstrued”.

    Also, when Ivan Canelas (Morales’ spokesman) told reporters:

    “Under no way did it ever cross the mind of President Morales to attack the rights of homosexuals.”,

    he could just as easily have added that there are no laws protecting gay rights in Bolivia.

    So, no laws against us; no laws protecting us. That is in fact a lot better than most countries in South America.


  22. Peter & Michael 29 Apr 2010, 6:52am

    What a Silly, Silly Man!!!

  23. I’m glad he’s amended his comments at least.

    Thanks for that link, JP – got that open now to read :)

  24. I think they’ll have to look beyond chicken to understand why the good people of Bolivia voted this man in!

  25. I think baldness in gay men is more about clippers and razors….innit?!

  26. Jan Paul,Check your history books. the first full-blooded indigenous national ever to serve as President of Mexico and to lead a country in the Western Hemisphere Benito Juarez in Mexico. He was a zapotecan Indian and was president of Mexico from 1858 to 1872.
    His best known phrase.
    Juárez’s famous quotation continues to be well-remembered in Mexico: “Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace.”


  27. @26:

    Thanks George. With a quote like that, it will be a pleasure to check my history books. Hasta luego.

  28. @27:

    Now that the “chicken thing’ has drawn our attention – and it surely has done that – some of us will certainly notice that Moralis did sponsor the first International Conference on Climate Change composed of representatives of the indigenous peoples of 142 countries.

    Hopefully, this conference will be more meaningful than the Copenhagen Conference which more or less fell flat on its face.

    As for how this should be of interest to the LGBT community…er…now let me see…does anybody in the UK have water in their basements yet??

  29. Lucky lisp 29 Apr 2010, 5:41pm

    Eating chicken? I would have thought that its eating cock thats the sure indicator of a gay man?

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