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lunedì 20 novembre 2017

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, told a protest rally in Kyiv that he is ready to “create a new government of Ukraine” and to become the country’s prime minister. "Ukraine needs an urgent formation of a new government,” Saakashvili told several hundred people in a tent city of protesters outside the parliament building on November 19. “I’m ready to spearhead this process jointly with you and to head this government if necessary.”

Mikheil Saakashvili (center) marches with supporters central Kyiv on November 12.


Mikheil Saakashvili, the former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, told a protest rally in Kyiv that he is ready to “create a new government of Ukraine” and to become the country’s prime minister.
"Ukraine needs an urgent formation of a new government,” Saakashvili told several hundred people in a tent city of protesters outside the parliament building on November 19. “I’m ready to spearhead this process jointly with you and to head this government if necessary.”
“Let’s create a new government of Ukraine,” he added. “But above all, we will find those Ukrainians who care about Ukraine, who will respect and develop Ukraine.”
Antigovernment protesters set up the tent city outside the Verkhovna Rada building on October 17, calling for the cancellation of parliamentarian immunity, the creation of an anticorruption court, amendments to election laws, and legislation on impeachment of the president.
The protests were initially called by Saakashvili, a onetime ally of President Petro Poroshenko, but many of Ukraine's opposition political leaders have also joined the demonstrations.
Saakashvili, who heads the opposition Movement of New Forces party, told protesters that if the authorities fail to meet their demands, they should begin a “popular impeachment” of Poroshenko and other leaders starting on December 3.
"December 3 will be the beginning of 'popular impeachment,'" he said. “Before December 3, we will continue to do what we have started to do. December 3 is Day X for all of us. Let us get organized. I will be traveling across the country to raise people peacefully."
From 2004-13, Saakashvili was president of Georgia, where he is wanted on suspicion of trying to organize a coup there after his exit from office, allegations he denies. 
In 2015, he was appointed by Poroshenko to be governor of the Odesa region and surrendered his Georgian citizenship to take the post.
However, Saakashvili resigned in November 2016, saying his reform efforts had been blocked by Poroshenko's allies.
Saakashvili was then stripped of Ukrainian citizenship by Poroshenko in June 2017 in a move he is challenging in court.
He left the country as a stateless person, but on September 10 he defied authorities and crossed back into Ukraine from Poland -- helped by hundreds of supporters amid scenes of chaos -- vowing to return to politics and calling for protests. 
Poroshenko has said the real goal of protest organizers is to destabilize Ukraine.
Ukraine's powerful prosecutor-general, Yuriy Lutsenko, has accused Saakashvili and his supporters of plotting a coup backed by foreign financing.
With reporting by TASS, Interfax, and The Kyiv Post

domenica 19 novembre 2017

In the wake of recent Senate debates on the US President's supposedly unquestionable authority to start a nuclear war, a top general says it's not as easy as pushing a red button. All the US top brass, himself included, are trained to disobey “illegal” orders....


 General in charge of US nukes says he can defy an ‘illegal’ strike order from Trump


In the wake of recent Senate debates on the US President's supposedly unquestionable authority to start a nuclear war, a top general says it's not as easy as pushing a red button. All the US top brass, himself included, are trained to disobey “illegal” orders.
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), said he would not blindly follow whatever order comes from US President Donald Trump, noting that the law of armed conflict that prohibits the use of disproportionate force and inflicting unnecessary suffering would be a higher authority when it comes to decision-making.
"I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do. And if it's illegal, guess what's going to happen? I'm going to say, 'Mr. President, that's illegal.' And guess what he's going to do? He's going to say, 'What would be legal?' And we'll come up with options, with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that's the way it works. It's not that complicated."
Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday, Hyten said the US military is not exactly unprepared to hear the nuclear order.
"We're not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?" he said.
In his capacity as STRATCOM commander, Hyten oversees the US strategic nuclear triad, consisting of long-range bombers, land-based intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
It comes amid a debate over whether certain checks and balances should be put on the president’s authority to use nukes. At the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Tuesday, the first one of this kind in over 40 years, some senators raised the alarm about Trump, who has threatened to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea, pulling the nuclear trigger.
“We are concerned that the president of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic, that he might order a nuclear weapons strike that is wildly out of step with US national security interests,”Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) said.
Adding fuel to the fire, Republican Senator Bob Corker, who last month accused Trump of running the country as a reality show on course to a third World War, noted that “once that order [to launch a nuclear strike] is given and verified, there is no way to revoke it.”
Although the former STRATCOM commander Robert Kelly attempted to reassure the committee that the US military would not comply with an order that infringes international law, some US media responded to the hearing by stoking alarmism.
The Los Angeles Times published a column by Doyle McManus, which had the question and answer in the headline: “Is there anything stopping Trump from launching a nuclear strike? Nope.”“Nobody can stop Trump from launching nukes — and it’s freaking senators out”Vice News’ Alexa Liautaud wrote.
Since Trump came into office, the US has taken a much harder stance on North Korea with the US leader regularly trading verbal barbs with the with the pariah state’s leader, Kim Jong-un.
While Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in his notorious speech at the UN, calling Kim a “rocket man…on a suicide mission,” Pyongyang responded by threatening to reduce the US to “ashes and darkness,” and North Korean state media “sentenced” the US leader to death.
Hyten's attempts to calm the waters, however, might not come entirely from a desire for world peace. His own well-being is at stake as well.
"If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail. You could go to jail for the rest of your life," Hyten said.

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A white supremacist, largely covered in Nazi tattoos, has been convicted of brutally killing his three best friends and shooting a fourth in the face in Woodland, Washington....


US white supremacist convicted of murdering 3 best friends, shooting another


A white supremacist, largely covered in Nazi tattoos, has been convicted of brutally killing his three best friends and shooting a fourth in the face in Woodland, Washington.
On July 15 of last year, Brent Luyster, 37, fatally shot his best friend Zachary David Thompson, 36, his friend Joseph LaMar, 38, and LaMar’s partner, Janell Renee Knight, 43, at LaMar’s home southeast of Woodland. Thompson’s partner, Breanne Leigh, 32, was shot in the face but survived. She later identified Luyster as the shooter, the Columbian reported
Prosecutors believe Luyster killed the three because he was unhappy about felony charges in a different case that could land him back in prison. “We can’t know the defendant’s thought process. But we do know that he was stressed, that he was unhappy, that he was concerned, and we know that he was drinking,” Deputy Prosecutor Laurel Smith told the jury ahead of the verdict on Wednesday.
Prosecutors presented a number of witnesses, including the sole survivor, Leigh, as well as Luyster’s girlfriend, Andrea Sibley, who was previously convicted of rendering criminal assistance for driving Luyster away from the crime scene, according to the Colombian. Luyster’s then-12-year-old son, Brent Luyster Jr., may also have witnessed the triple murder, as he was reportedly inside LaMar’s house during the incident, but he refused to testify during the trial.
The jury deliberated for over a day to finally find Luyster guilty on all charges on Friday: three counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik told KOIN 6 News.
Luyster seemed largely unmoved while listening to the guilty verdicts, and denied shooting the three people. He faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Family members of the victims welcomed the verdict with relief. “Hearing those words (guilty on all counts) just felt like someone took a tremendous weight off our shoulders,” Abia Nunn, who was Joseph Lamar’s sister and cousin of Zachary Thompson, said. “His main regret is probably not putting that last bullet in Bree,” she added.
“Every second of every day I think about him. Every second of every day,” Danette Anderson, who is Lamar’s mom and Thompson’s aunt, said. “Just can’t trust people. Haters are no good and that’s what he (Luyster) was.”

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A police officer shot dead three people and injured three others before committing suicide in the northern suburbs of Paris, according to local prosecutors. It all started as he and his girlfriend were “discussing their separation in a car.” ...

Paris cop goes on shooting rampage after break-up with girlfriend, kills 3 before committing suicide


A police officer shot dead three people and injured three others before committing suicide in the northern suburbs of Paris, according to local prosecutors. It all started as he and his girlfriend were “discussing their separation in a car.” 
The shooting began at around 8:45pm on Saturday night in the commune of Sarcelles, where an argument broke out between 31-year-old officer Arnaud Martin and his 25-year-old girlfriend as they sat in a car outside her parents’ house, Eric Corbaux, the public prosecutor of Pontoise, told reporters.
Arnaud then shot her in the face before opening fire on two passers-by who, as a preliminary investigation has shown, tried to intervene. Both were fatally shot. The first, a 30-year-old listening to music in his car, had just stepped out to “see what was going on.” 
The second, who had gone out to buy cigarettes, was about to celebrate his 44th birthday with his children, his sister-in-law, Noria Madani, told AFP. “He told his children that he was coming back right away and police have come to say he will never come back,” she said.
According to the prosecutor, Arnaud Martin then went inside his girlfriend’s house, shooting dead her father and wounding her mother and sister. After that he went into the garden where he shot dead their dog before finally killing himself.
Despite being seriously injured, the officer’s girlfriend survived the ordeal. Minister of the Interior Gérard Collomb commented on the incident, describing the woman who was shot as the officer’s wife.
“It was someone who was going to separate with his wife. He could not bear it. He’s someone who, at some point, totally derails. And he’s armed, so he can shoot. It’s a drama for the police,” Collomb told Franceinfo.
Martin, who served in the 17th district of the Paris police, carried out the massacre with his service pistol. Following the terrorist attacks of November 2015 and the resulting state of emergency, French police officers were allowed to carry their sidearms even when off-duty to protect themselves as well as civilians. Officers must abide by a number of restrictions, however, such as wearing an armband specifically identifying them as police, and attending shooting practice at least once every four months.
There have been several incidents before in which off-duty cops have misused their weapons. In September, a policeman in the northern town of Noyon killed his partner and two of their children before turning the gun on himself. In August, another policeman in Var, southern France shot two firefighters at a party. The past year has also seen a rise in police suicides, with 46 police officers and 16 gendarmes taking their own lives since January 1. 
Around half of these suicides were reportedly committed with service weapons.
Some police officers, however, have complained that the rules for carrying guns are too restrictive. Currently under French law, only law enforcement officers, members of the security services, and a handful of high-risk civilians are actually allowed to carry firearms in public. Hunters and sports shooters are also allowed certain types of rifles and shotguns, while antique firearms may be bought over-the-counter or in some cases with a basic registration process. 

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Strategy to ‘suffocate’ Gaza strip revealed in Israeli govt docs from Six Day War


Israel has released declassified documents from after the Six Day War which reveal the government’s plans to starve Gaza and its controversial plans to deal with the Palestinians.
The declassified documents were released on the Israel State Archives on Thursday and include hundreds of pages of minutes from cabinet meetings between August and December 1967, soon after the Six Day War ended the previous June.
The Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors ended with Israel capturing East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan, the Gaza strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, and the Golan Heights from Syria.
'Shameful action': UN blacklists 130 Israeli firms & 60 multinationals for violating 'intl law and UN resolutions' https://on.rt.com/8qp5 
The documents provide insight into the Israeli government’s strategy for dealing with the Palestinian people and show it was unprepared for the aftermath of its victory. Some of the revelations are jarring in light of the current standoff in Israeli-Palestinian relations, from the continued stalling on a two-state solution to ongoing settlement expansion and the almost“unlivable” situation in Gaza, the documents provide numerous premonitions for what was to come.

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ARABS?

“There are 600,000 Arabs in these territories now. What will be the status of these 600,000 Arabs?” Prime Minister Levi Eshkol said in December 1967, Haaretz reports“I suggest that we don’t come to a vote or a decision today; there’s time to deal with this joy, or better put, there’s time to deal with this trouble.”
“There’s no reason for the government to determine its position on the future of the West Bank right now. We’ve been through three wars in 20 years; we can go another 20 years without a decision,” he said.
‘Red line into illegality crossed’: UN expert mulls sanctions on Israel over  occupation https://on.rt.com/8qtz 
“If we sit 20 years, the world will get used to our being in those territories, in any case no less than they got used to [Jordan’s King] Hussein being there,” Transportation Minister Moshe Carmel suggested. “We have more rights; we are more identified with these territories than he is.”

GAZA’S “SUFFOCATION AND IMPRISONMENT”

UN envoy and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron are among those who have compared Gaza to an open-air prison, but it appears that the Israeli government has long intended for that to be the case. “Precisely because of the suffocation and imprisonment there, maybe the Arabs will move from the Gaza Strip,” Eshkol said, Mondoweiss reports.
“Perhaps if we don’t give them enough water they won’t have a choice, because the orchards will yellow and wither,” he added, in a suggestion that appears to fit the UN definition of genocide, which includes “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.”
The UN has warned that by 2020 Gaza will be “unlivable,” suggesting the strategy introduced by the Israeli government during the 1960s may soon come to fruition.
“We are interested in emptying out Gaza first,” Eshkol said when his defence minister suggested giving Arabs foreign work permits to entice them to stay away.
JEWS ONLY?
“A Jewish state in which there are 40 percent Arabs is not a Jewish state. It is a fifth column that will destroy the Jewish state,” Education Minister Zalman Aranne said in cabinet minutes. “It will be the kiss of death after a generation or a generation and a half.”
Israel was like “a giraffe’s neck” Eshkol said, because it was so narrow. “The country is like a miserable, threatening neck for us, literally stretched out for slaughter,” he said of Israel’s perceived vulnerability.
“I cannot imagine it – how we will organize life in this country when we have 1.4 million Arabs and we are 2.4 million, with 400,000 Arabs already in the country?” Eshkol said.
“We must increase [the number of] Jews and take all possible measures to reduce the number of Arabs,” Religious Affairs Minister Zerah Warhaftig said.
Labor Minister Yigal Allon suggested “thinning the Galilee of Arabs,” referring to Arab Israelis living in the northern region Israel won in 1948 Arab-Israeli war.  

HEBRON - A SETTLEMENT EXPERIMENT

The dean of the Hebron Yeshiva, an institution dedicated to the study of religious texts, requested its students and teachers return to and set up a branch in Hebron in November 1967, Eshkol told his cabinet. The school had moved to Jerusalem in 1929, after the Hebron Massacre that saw more than 60 Jews killed.
 approves first new settlement in UNESCO-protected  in 15 years https://on.rt.com/8pzb 
“There is a benefit in finding the first nucleus of people willing to settle there,” Allon said. “The desire of these yeshiva students is a great thing. There aren’t always candidates willing to go to such a difficult place.”
Today, more than 1,000 Israeli settlers live in the Palestinian city of Hebron. In October 2017, Israel approved the first new settlements to be built there in 15 years.

THE LUXURY OF WAR

Justice Minister Yaakov Shimshon Shapira, Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir and Education Minister Zalman Aranne voiced their concerns as to how the outside world would view their actions, even calling for Israel to withdraw from the territories.
“I do not for one minute accept the idea that the world outside will look at the fact that we’re taking everything for ourselves and will say, ‘Bon Appetit,’ ” Aranne said. “After all in another year or half a year the world will wake up; there’s a world out there and it will ask questions.”
Another “solution” touted by the Israeli PM was to hope for war. “Perhaps we can expect another war and then this problem will be solved,” he said. “But that’s a type of ‘luxury,’ an unexpected solution.”

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has shocked expectations that he would resign by pledging to remain on as leader of his ZANU-PF party in an address to the nation. That despite the party removing him as leader earlier in the day....


Zimbabwe's Mugabe defies expectations of resignation in address to nation


Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has shocked expectations that he would resign by pledging to remain on as leader of his ZANU-PF party in an address to the nation. That despite the party removing him as leader earlier in the day.
The party’s Central Committee had given the 93-year old less than 24 hours to vacate his office or face impeachment. The move was an attempt to draw his lengthy reign to a close following a de facto coup.
However when he addressed the nation on Sunday, Mugabe made no mention of resigning.
In a long speech Mugabe vowed to preside over ZANU-PF’s congress next month despite no longer being party leader.
The congress is due in a few weeks from now. I will preside over its processes, which must not be possessed by any acts calculated to undermine it or compromise the outcomes in the eyes of the public,” he outlined.
The president said the “failures of the past” may have triggered anger “in some quarters". He said this was “quite understandable.”  
The chairman of the Zimbabwe War Veterans Association, Chris Mutsvangwa, who led the campaign to oust the world’s oldest head of state, said Mugabe, 93, is “deaf and blind” to the desires of the people. He added that plans to impeach Mugabe would go ahead as planned.
Mutsvangwa also told Reuters that people would take to the streets of Harare on Wednesday.
At a meeting in Harare earlier on Sunday, Zanu-PF chose Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president fired by Mugabe two weeks ago, as the party leader.
The same motion also expelled Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe, from her chair of the party’s women’s league. Speaking at a televised news conference, cyber security minister Patrick Chinamasa added that Mugabe has until noon on Monday to step down from the presidency or face impeachment.
The 93-year-old has led Zimbabwe since 1980, which throughout his controversial rule has seen periods of extreme hyperinflation, attacks on white farmers, and claims of human rights abuses. The elderly statesman was placed under house arrest by the military on Wednesday.

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Questa l'ultima provocazione di Paola Saulino in un post su Instagram. Oggi ho elaborato un modello matematico per il miglior sesso orale. Si Chiama OPDAP e si rifà alla PNL OPDAP: ogni lettera corrisponde ad una parola chiave che ci può ispirare mentre stiamo praticando un rapporto orale: O sta per Occhi, P per Parole, D per Donare (o donarsi), A per Adattarsi e infine P sta per Plauso. Ogni parola ha una spiegazione più dettagliata...".



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paola saulinoPAOLA SAULINO
Oggi ho elaborato un modello matematico per il miglior sesso orale. Si Chiama OPDAP e si rifà alla PNL OPDAP: ogni lettera corrisponde ad una parola chiave che ci può ispirare mentre stiamo praticando un rapporto orale: O sta per Occhi, P per Parole, D per Donare (o donarsi), A per Adattarsi e infine P sta per Plauso. Ogni parola ha una spiegazione più dettagliata...".

Questa l'ultima provocazione di Paola Saulino in un post su Instagram. L'attrice napoletana ha pubblicato anche un video-spiegazione del suo modello!
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Costringono una 14enne a prostituirsi e a fare sesso con 20 uomini in 5 giorni. Brandon Sharples, 20 anni, Jake Cairns, 21 anni, e Jack McInally, 21 anni, tutti di Coventry, nel Regno Unito, sono stati arrestati con l'accusa di violenza e sfruttamento della prostituzione ai danni di una minore....


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Costringono una 14enne a prostituirsi e a fare sesso con 20 uomini in 5 giorni. Brandon Sharples, 20 anni, Jake Cairns, 21 anni, e Jack McInally, 21 anni, tutti di Coventry, nel Regno Unito, sono stati arrestati con l'accusa di violenza e sfruttamento della prostituzione ai danni di una minore.


Secondo quanto riporta il Daily Mail, il trio avrebbe drogato e rapito la ragazza, poi avrebbe diffuso delle sue foto hard su un sito di escort e l'avrebbe inserita in un giro di prostituzione, costringendola ad avere 20 rapporti con uomini diversi in pochi giorni. La ragazza fu trovata dalla polizia mentre cercava di fuggire dalla finestra del bagno di un'abitazione, agli agenti raccontò tutto quello che le era stato fatto e scattarono l'arresto e le indagini.

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I fatti risalgono al 2015, ma in questi giorni si sta tenendo il processo a carico dei suoi tre aguzzini. Gli uomini hanno a lungo negato la loro colpevolezza e il coinvolgimento nei fatti, ma le prove contro di loro sono state inconfutabili. 
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Una svastica nuova, inchiostro fresco e nero, per un simbolo triste banalmente ritirato fuori dall'ignoranza di chi considera rivoluzionario incrociare due linee sul cartello all'ingresso della scuola intitolata ad Anna Frank....






anna frank pesaroANNA FRANK PESARO
Una svastica nuova, inchiostro fresco e nero, per un simbolo triste banalmente ritirato fuori dall'ignoranza di chi considera rivoluzionario incrociare due linee sul cartello all'ingresso della scuola intitolata ad Anna Frank.

È successo a Pesaro, di fronte alla scuola elementare e media in strada della Pozzetta a Santa Maria delle Fabbrecce. A denunciarlo è stato il responsabile del centro studi del Movimento Animalista, Rinaldo Sidoli, postando la fotografia dell'entrata della scuola elementare. "L'ennesimo sfregio al ricordo di Anna Frank. Uno schifo", scrive.

"Violare e deturpare un luogo dove si insegna la memoria storica è il grado zero dello sviluppo dell'umanità. Chiediamo agli organi preposti di provvedere immediatamente alla cancellazione di quei simboli di incivile intolleranza che oggi hanno sporcato una scuola - aggiunge -. Confidiamo nel lavoro delle autorità per l'individuazione dei responsabili di questi atti ignobili che condanniamo con forza".

Sul cartello, oltre la svastica, anche la scritta "vietato introdurre ebrei", e su un tratto di strada con la scritta a terra "Make war not love", un'altra svastica disegnata. Tracciato anche il simbolo delle SS su un avviso pubblico e un'altra svastica su un cartello stradale. Ma sono state rimosse subito.
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"Ignoranti e delinquenti. Siete contro la storia e l'umanità. Faremo denuncia contro ignoti e ripuliremo subito", aveva infatto avvertito il sindaco di Pesaro Matteo Ricci, "non vanno sottovalutati certi comportamenti di pericolosa intolleranza e nuovo estremismo. Continueremo il lavoro sulla memoria nelle scuole affinché i valori di libertà e uguaglianza siano per sempre #wepesaro", ha scritto.

"Siamo tutti insieme a fianco del sindaco Matteo Ricci, della sua comunità, dei nostri fratelli ebrei. Questo gesto contro la scuola elementare Anna Frank ha un nome tecnico: si chiama schifo. E noi combatteremo lo schifo senza tregua a Pesaro come ovunque, tutti insieme", ha scritto su Facebook il segretario del Pd Matteo Renzi. 

Sparite le svastiche, sull'episodio indagano ora i carabinieri di Pesaro che stanno cercando di recuperare immagini e filmati registrati dalle telecamere di case e negozi vicini.

Nel dicembre 2011, circa sette mesi prima di morire, l’86enne Gore Vidal disse all’amico Scotty Bowers: «Pensi che potresti portarmi Bob?». Ovvero Bob Atkinson, uno dei suoi gigolò preferiti, incontrato nel 1948. «A Gore piaceva Bob perché era stato in Marina e aveva un cazzo grosso come il braccio di un bimbo», spiega Bowers, che ha scritto il racconto della sua vita da pappone per i ricchi e famosi di Hollywood nel libro ‘Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars‘....




Tim Teeman per “Daily Beast
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Nel dicembre 2011, circa sette mesi prima di morire, l’86enne Gore Vidal disse all’amico Scotty Bowers: «Pensi che potresti portarmi Bob?». Ovvero Bob Atkinson, uno dei suoi gigolò preferiti, incontrato nel 1948.

«A Gore piaceva Bob perché era stato in Marina e aveva un cazzo grosso come il braccio di un bimbo», spiega Bowers, che ha scritto il racconto della sua vita da pappone per i ricchi e famosi di Hollywood nel libro ‘Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars‘.
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Su di lui Matt Tyrnauer ha fatto il documentario ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’, presentato sbato 11 novembre al New York Doc Festival. Libro e film sono ricchi di gossip (il 94enne ha fatto e organizzato molto sesso), spiegano come le vite sessuali delle celebrità siano state protette dai loro sudi e dagli stessi media.

Bowers, benzinaio dell’Hollywood Blvd., faceva incontrare l’élite gay (e qualche etero arrapato). Fece sesso con Walter Pidgeon, Cole Porter (“Poteva fare pompini a 20 ragazzi, uno dietro l’altro, e ingoiava sempre), George Cukor (“succhiava cazzi con efficienza fredda e veloce”), Cary Grant e Randolph Scott (“Noi tre insieme facemmo molte marachelle sessuali”).
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Fece cose a tre anche con Edoardo VIII, Duca di Windsor (“Mi spompinava da professionista”) e Wallis Simpson (“di sicuro lei preferiva il sesso omosessuale”). Scrive Bowers: “Spencer Tracy mi prese il pene e iniziò a mordermi il prepuzio”, mentre Vivien Leigh “aveva un orgasmo dietro l’altro con lui, ognuno più rumoroso del precedente”. Con Noel Coward il sesso non era penetrativo ma strettamente orale, con Edith Piaf Bowers fece l’amore a lungo e lentamente, finché lei non si appisolò.

Come Vidal, il suo amico faceva sesso con uomini e donne. A Charles Laughton piaceva mangiare escrementi di giovanotti nei suoi sandwich, Tyrone Power invece godeva a farsi urinare addosso. Montgomery Clift era schifiltoso e si lamentava se gli arrivava un pene di un millimetro più lungo.  
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Qualcuno dubita della veridicità dei racconti di Bowers, ma molti lo ritengono onesto, attendibile, non in cerca di fama personale. Lo stesso Vidal ammise che il suo amico conosce tutti e non mente mai. Quindi nemmeno quando dice di aver fatto sesso con Vidal e con star come Rock Hudson, Tyrone Power, e Charles Laughton.

Si incontrarono dopo la seconda guerra mondiale. La prima volta andarono in giro in Chevrolet per un’ora e mezza a guardare la ‘merce’ (giovani gigolò hot): «Ovunque ti girassi, ce n’era qualcuno» dice Bowers. Per 20 dollari fissava appuntamenti fra clienti e gigolò. La prima sera lo fece uscire con uno studente americano. Gli piacque e tornò da lui, che gli presentò Bob Atkinson: «Gore aveva un cazzo di taglia media, circa 7 centimetri, sembrava circonciso ma non lo era. Gli piaceva più penetrare che essere penetrato, ma con Bob si faceva penetrare. Non faceva sesso con tutti gli uomini che gli presentavo, a volte gli piaceva solo parlare con loro».
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Le poche volte che Bowers fece sesso con Vidal fu “piacevole, non amore folle”. Vidal ‘non era timido, ma piuttosto aggressivo e insistente. Sessualmente faceva tutto. Succhiava il cazzo, si faceva succhiare, ma preferiva scopare. Noi due abbiamo scopato, giocavamo con i rispettivi cazzi. Ti prendeva il cazzo e boom, consumava velocemente’.
Prosegue nel racconto: «Gore mi chiese il favore di farlo incontrare con il mio amico Tyrone Power, in cambio accettò di unire al sesso Charles Laughton. Non era il suo tipo, Charles era un vecchio porco, ma volevano conoscersi. Lo stesso fu con Tyrone Power».

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Bowers ricorda che a una festa Jacqueline Kennedy si infilò in stanza con un uomo: «Si parla sempre di JFK che scopava a destra e a sinistra, ma anche lei era una regolare sgualdrinella. Veniva qui per vedersi con William Holden. Grace Kelly faceva lo stesso. Quando io mi organizzai con il duca e la duchessa di Windsor, organizzai per loro un incontro al ‘Beverly Hills hotel’. Lei era il capo, lui era timido. Fu lei a dirgli come ci si comportava con i ragazzi: «Succhiagli il cazzo, fai questo, fai quello».

L’incontro fra Vidal e Power andò così: «Gore mise il cazzo fra le gambe di Tyrone e lo scopò. Poi si spompinarono. Charles e Gore se lo succhiarono e ovviamente a Tyrone piaceva farsi pisciare addosso, perciò lo facemmo. Gore non se lo fece ripetere due volte».
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Bowers presentò Vidal a Rock Hudson: “Scopammo in tre prima nel periodo in cui stava diventando un attore famoso. Gore ci fece pressoché tutto. Iniziarono con una pomiciata, poi penetrò Rock. Rock aveva un bagno turco e ci infilammo lì. Gore gli strofinava e gli succhiava l’uccello. Pomiciavamo, succhiavamo, scopavamo. Lo facemmo a tre una dozzina di volte e sono certo che loro due lo abbiano fatto anche per conto proprio. E sono sicuro che Gore glielo mise nel culo».  

(Richard Harrison, ex modello e attore che frequentava la palestra di Rock Hudson, rammenta: «Si sedeva in sauna e il suo cazzo era così grosso che arrivava al gradino di sotto. Tutti i ragazzi se ne lamentavano, ma lui non lo usava, gli piaceva prenderlo).

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Vidal chiese a Bowers di presentargli James Dean: «Gli dissi che Jimmy aveva un cazzetto ma glielo presentai lo stesso. Gore ci uscì pensando di volerci fare sesso, ma invece lo mandò al diavolo. Gli presentai dozzine di persone, anche in Italia. Erano dei tipi che ricordavano uno studente americano pulito. Niente capelli lunghi o troppi muscoli. Erano scelti in base all’immagine dell’amore adolescenziale di Vidal, ovvero Jimmie Trimble (morto a Iwo Jima).

Lo menzionava spesso. Ne era infatuato, fu uno dei suoi primi amori. Vidal aveva un sano appetito sessuale ma il ragazzo doveva piacergli. Veniva da me e mi indicava: ‘Ecco, mi piace quel tipo’. Non sempre erano più giovani. I suoi assistenti erano belli, ma non so se ci abbia fatto sesso. Di certo, lui infilava la mano a toccarti il cazzo, era quel tipo lì. Tutti lo sapevano. Non so se fece sesso con Paul Newman. Non è una cosa impossibile. Diceva che Paul lo aveva fatto con gli uomini».

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A Gore non piaceva essere descritto come gay, perché al tempo significava essere effeminato, camp, freak, fuori dalla società: «Diceva sempre. ‘Faccio sesso con gli uomini ma non sono gay’. Dal suo aspetto non avresti detto che era gay. Non si comportava come tale. Negli anni ’80, quando cominciò l’AIDS, era preoccupato dei nuovi incontri. Ma al principio pensò che avrebbe escluso gli uomini che sembravano malati e dato una possibilità a quelli dall’aspetto sano».

L’HIV cambiò i suoi comportamenti sessuali? «Ha incontrato qualcuno, per farsi una sega, senza toccare. Non l’ho mai visto usare un preservativo, ma potrebbe averlo fatto. Era comunque un attivo, non un passivo, perciò correva meno rischi. Una volta volle guardarmi mentre scopavo con una donna che gli piaceva. Si masturbò guardandoci. Avevo anche un bel ragazzo gay, che Gore volle scoparsi».

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Bowers poi conobbe Howard Austen, il compagno con il quale Vidal restò per 52 anni: «Howard usciva a rimorchiare e condivideva con Vidal. Non pescava solo dalla strada, c’erano anche altri giovanotti disponibili. Howard in generale rimorchiava più di Gore. Erano una bella coppia, ti facevano sentire a casa. Era una relazione alla pari, andavano d’accordo come due soci, onesti. Facevano tutto in modo grazioso, mai pacchiano».

Vidal non espresse mai gradimento per i minorenni: «Che diamine, no! I ragazzi che gli procuravo all’inizio erano della sua stessa età. Quando invecchiò, avevano tra i 20 e i 30 anni. In Italia lui e Howard rimorchiavano ventenni. Quando Howard morì, nel 2003, Gore metteva i suoi cd e piangeva a dirotto. Lo amava molto».
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Vidal continuò ancora frequentare gigolò: «Non nel suo ultimo anno. Stava sulla sedia a rotelle e non si muoveva bene, ma voleva guardare. A casa sua c’erano bellocci trentenni, ma non succedeva niente. Pensava di voler andare a letto con qualcuno, invece desiderava solo compagnia».

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Bowers non fu l’unico pappone al quale Vidal si rivolse negli ultimi anni. Usò per anni anche i servizi di Dave Damon: «Era simpatico, uno dei più grandi rimorchiatori al mondo. Eravamo diversi: io chiamavo solo gente che conoscevo personalmente, lui non aveva idea di chi ti portasse a casa».

L’ultima apparizione pubblica di Vidal fu alla presentazione del libro di Bowers, nel 2012 allo Chateau Marmont, poi ci fu il declino fisico: «Era tremendo vederlo ridotto così, alla fine. Era un uomo meraviglioso, dolce, arrabbiato per come veniva gestito il nostro paese». Bowers tiene in vita la tradizione del non mettere nessuna etichetta quando si tratta di sesso: «L’ultima volta che ho fatto sesso con un tizio è stato una settimana fa, con un 95enne. Ma ancora mi capitano anche più giovani». E a sua moglie Lois sta bene così.