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LA QATAR FOUNDATION PATROCINARÀ UN CLUB ESPORTIU LGBT

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La Qatar Foundation acaba de decidir continuar amb el patrocini de clubs esportius i per treure’s l’etiqueta de provenir d’un país on els homosexuals s’engarjolen ha decidit patrocinar un petit club esportiu lgbt d’una ciutat catalana.

ÉS BROMA! La Qatar Foundation ara per ara sembla que només patrocina aquells esports on no hi ha cabuda pels gais, almenys de manera oberta.

No sé si jo seré l’únic però us puc ben dir que quan vegi que a TV3 dediquen minuts i minuts a parlar del Barça i mostren la samarreta amb la publicitat d’aquest país on els homosexuals els trcten com una merda és que m’indigno de mala manera. Això s’hauria de poder denunciar!

Estic convençut que si el FC BARCELONA portés samarreta amb publicitat de la Coca-Cola o el McDonalds hi hauria molta gent que alçaria el crit al cel. Portar publicitat amaericana. On s’ha vist això! Com es pot portar publicitat d’una Fundació on els gais no tenen cabuda  (de fet, com al futbol …)?

Estic super emprenyat amb el Barça i la seva futura samarreta.

Poposo que des del col·lectiu lgbt fem alguna cosa per mostrar el nostre malestar mentre el Barça porti una samarreta d’un país dictatorial i homòfob.

El Barça fent publicitat de l’homofòbia i Guardiola parlant del Barça com si el Barça fos la representació de Catalunya. Doncs deu ser de la Catalunya homòfoba i sense escrúpols. Amb una samarreta homòfoba els únics valors que li veig al Barça és de que aquí tot s’hi val. Una desgràcia per Barcelona. Un club amb una samarreta homòfoba no potser de cap manera ambaixador d’una de les ciutats més gay-friendly del món.

Mentre el Barça li doni més importància als diners que a ferir a molts homosexuals – i no homosexuals – portant una samarreta homòfoba el Barça serà més que un club. Serà un negoci. De fet un segoci sense escrúpols. I TV3 seguirà donant-li suport com sempre.


GAY OF THE WORLD: UNITE AND COME TO SPAIN

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As some people may know the Spanish state is in high trouble. It could be the next eurozone country to ask for a bailout. Things are not getting very well.

At the same time Spain is one of the few countries where gay marriage is legal.

So, I just thought that for the gay movement it would be quite good if they mad eof Spain a Gay Haven! If a lot of gay tourists from around the world came to Spain (and Portugal) Spain would be in a better economic situation. If this is due in part to the gay tourism then Spaniards will know that so tha tthe gay international community would be welcome. And the gay marriage in Spain could continue. If Spain needs a bailut the situation will go so bad that a new right wing party could abolish gay mariage without much opposition as the Spaniards would be just worried about the financial crisis.

The gay power could make history if they showed their economic strength by just saving a country! Not any country! Just a country with gay marriage!

I know my idea is quite crazy but future is not written yet.


BARCELONA NONBINDING REFERENDUM ON INDEPENDENCE OF CATALONIA

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Today there is a nonbinding referendum on independence of Catalonia. If you take into account that even the current president of Catalonia has voted and he has voted for independence it is very easy to notice how much the people of Barcelona want to get rid or not get rid of Spain: you just have to look at the percentage of voters.

I am afraid that after this nonbinding referendum people in Madrid will go to bed  happier than ever. I wonder if this was what the nonbinding referendum was for.

 

 


THE FALL OF PORTUGAL

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First it was Greece, then it was Ireland. Now it is portugal. Will Spain be the next?

There was a time when Portugal was one of the most important countries of the world. Now Portugal needs the help of the European Union.

Meanwhile Brazil is becoming one of the most promising countries.

Some people in Northern and Central Europe may be angry with countries from the South. And I understand them.

I think that the countries with better economies in Europe have to make sure that all the countries in the eurozone do things in a way that does not threaten stability.

I am afraid that the next state to fall is Spain.

Something has been made in a wrong way these last years. But it is not just something to blame some countries. I think the blame should also go to other countries. Because all the countries in the eurozone had had to be more careful that ALL THE COUNTRIES WERE ACTING IN A RIGHT WAY.

The world is not just Europe. China, the US, Brazil, India are competing with us. We need Europe to unite and to be stronger. I think we have to learn.

I do not know which was the problem with Greece, Portugal and Ireland. But in Spain the problem is that we have lived as if we were a rich country. We have spent milions of euros in having, for example,  a radial fast train pharaonic structure. We are one of the countries in Europe with more high speed kilometers. Is not that crazy considering that Spain is not a rich country? I think it is time that Germany gets serious. German people should stop giving money to Europe without first being sure it is used in a right way.

I feel as if wealthy Europe had given an opportunity to the less wealthy Europe and we had failed. Maybe the dream of a Europe with all countries with similar wealth is just something impossible.

I am not saying either that the opposite of what is done now should be done. I think the idea of a Europe with wealth everywhere was a good idea but I think that the lesson should be that the person who gives the money has to see what happens with its money.

We are now at difficult times in the eurozone but one thing is for sure. If we are able to win the battle then Europe will be stronger. And if all goes wrong we always can go to the past with each country with its currency. I will do all my best to try to fight for the euro. The euro is one of the things that makes me more proud of being a European citizen: THE FACT THAT DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WITH DIFFERENT LANGUAGES HAVE A UNIQUE CURRENCY IS SOMETHING THAT SAYS VOLUMES ABOUT EUROPE.

 So, I think these of the bailouts must be seen as a way to strengthen the way the eurozone is ruled. It is a big opportunity to improve how the different countries of Europe try to convey a way of sharing the euro.

As an European I feel that the EURO is my baby so I would do all I can for my baby.

To end, let me tell my Portuguese brothers that Portuguese and Catalan language are very similar so that when they speak Portuguese I understand them so I feel them as brothers. In this blogger you have a friend! As a citizen of the Iberian peninsula too I feel totally responsible of helping my brothers from the other side of the Peninsula.


JUSTIN BIEBER ARRIBA A BARCELONA

Aquesta nit Justin Bieber arriba a Barcelona. Us deixo amb un video. La manera de dir BABY BABY no pot ser més dolça. Suposo que el video només es pot veure a youtube …


CATALONIA ON THE GUARDIAN AND THE NEW YORK TIMES

Pilar Rahola.

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Fool’s Day has been chosen by The Guardian to write an article about Catalonia and independence. In the article they mention Albert Rivera and Pilar Rahola and Huguet. The talk about independence.

It is obvious that if you live in Catalonia it is very easy to be unhappy with Spain but I will never forget that thanks to the Spanish Socialist Party now we have GAY MARRIAGE in Spain. In an independent Catalonia with people like Duran i Lleida (he loves the Pope and the doctors who “cure” homosexuality) I would not feel very comfortable.

I agree totally with the independence movement that Catalonia should decide its own future. That said it is obvious for me that once Catalonia was independent then the problems we have now with Madrid will just be inside Catalonia.

The NYT is also talking about Catalonia!


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