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The Lost Lesbian/Lesbos Lawsuit

Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have lost their attempt to ban the use of the word "Lesbian" to describe homosexual women.

The residents, lead by publisher Dimitris Lambrou, claimed that the word violated the human rights of the islanders, who call themselves "Lesbians", and therefore humiliates them around the world and causes problems on a day-to-day basis. The plaintiffs were ordered to pay €230 (£182) in court expenses, although they can appeal.

However, the court claimed that there was no justification for their contention that they felt slighted, saying the word did not define the islanders' identity. Most Greeks refer to the island as "Mytilene", after the island's capital city.

Vassilis Chirdaris, lawyer for the Gay and Lesbian Union of Greece said: "This is a good decision for lesbians everywhere."

The word is used as an acknowledgement of Sappho, a woman poet from Lesbos who wrote about the love between both women and men in around 600 B.C.
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First U.S. Braille Coin Revealed

The U.S. Mint has unveiled the first American coin to feature readable Braille.

The silver dollar is being made in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille reading and writing language.

The front of the coin features a picture of Louis Braille with the word "Liberty" above it, while the back features a boy reading a Braille book and the word "Braille" written in Braille above (which is written "Brl"). The boy has a cane resting on his arm and a bookshelf behind him bearing the word "Independence".

The executive director of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), Mark Riccobono said: "It really expresses the hopes, the dreams and the independent spirit."

American coins are distinguishable to the blind by their size and weight, but the silver dollar will be the first coin that blind Americans can read. The coin weights 1 ounce and will be available next spring. 400,000 are to be made, with $10 going to the NFB for coin sold.

The NFB is currently trying to launch a Braille literacy programme, hoping to double the number of young Braille readers by 2015. Currently, less than 10% of blind children are learning Braille.
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I had sex with a peacock one time.
In the conservatory with the candelabra...?

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Originally Posted by Botnst
I had sex with a peacock one time.
How could you tell?
The peacock never answered his calls.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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