Though her cause was fashionable among the celeb elite, it would be appropriate now to release others who have been imprisoned by corrupt governments.
Get married or don't, but don't act as though you deserve the same titles and benefits as real adults who take the marital plunge.
One never thought this would happen in Norway:
I think the European political arena is as the North American one: tired of socialism.
A South Korean court has punished a woman for possession of pro-North Korean music:
South Korea's top court ruled Monday that possession of instrumental music with titles praising North Korea violates a tough national security law.
The supreme court upheld a two-year jail term, suspended for four years, given to a female activist identified only as Song.
Song was charged in 2008 with storing 14 MP3 music files with titles praising North Korea on a USB storage device.
State prosecutors accused her of violating the law banning distribution of pro-North Korean material.
A district court acquitted Song, saying the titles alone could not define the songs as praising the communist North.
But an appeal court ruled that the songs written by North Korea to praise its leadership contained "enemy-benefiting" expressions and threatened the South's security -- regardless of their lack of lyrics.
The supreme court supported the appeals court, saying it took into consideration "motivation" and various other circumstances.
South Korea bans distribution of publications or other material praising North Korea and unauthorised contact with its people. Offenders can face heavy jail terms.
There could be any number of reasons why this woman downloaded this music. Right now, I don't care what they are. She could have been curious as to what North Korean propaganda music sounded like or just really liked music with a strong backbeat. My point is that anyone can defend North Korea but it takes a special idiot to praise North Korea or play into its hands, as the court has done. Banning something, particularly for flimsy reasons, only bolsters leftist claims of an authoritarian South Korean rule. Hardly factual these days, perhaps. If the abomination of North Korea's government is so offensive, perhaps the South Korean government can step up its efforts to ensure North Korea's totalitarian demise. (hat tip: OFK)
And now for something completely crazy.