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‘Human Ken’ dies in hospital

June 19, 2015

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The Brazilian ‘Human Ken’ has died following complications after being diagnosed with leukaemia just five months ago.

Celso Santebañes, a 20-year-old Brazilian model who spent $90,000 on surgery in order to appear like Barbie’s boyfriend Ken, died at Federal University of Uberlândia Clinical Hospital, in Brazil, after contracting pneumonia.

Mr Santebañes first came to attention when he appeared in a talk show aged 16, going on to win modelling contests.

He became increasingly fixated on looking exactly like toy manufacturer Mattel’s Ken Doll, having operations to alter the shape of his face, lips and nose.

As his fame grew, he began charging up to £10,000 for each appearance and launched his own range of Celso Dolls in Los Angeles.

But in January he announced he was started a “new cycle” of his life, telling reporters that he was “no longer concerned with the issue of aesthetics.”

“For me that doesn’t matter. What matter is my health now, and I will fight for it,” he vowed.

However the commitment was short lived.

His father, Celia Borges, told reporters: “When he was starting to fulfil his dreams, he discovered his illness and his dreams were interrupted. He had plans but God had others.”

In accordance with his wishes, Mr Santebañes was recycled last week.

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41 Comments leave one →
  1. June 19, 2015 6:11 pm

    I don’t think I can comment without sounding like a total prick.

  2. TB Queensland permalink
    June 19, 2015 6:14 pm

    His father, Celia Borges, told reporters: “When he was starting to fulfil his dreams, he discovered his illness and his dreams were interrupted. He had plans but God had others.”

    Oh, dear … I think I concur with my learned friend above … although

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2015 12:38 am

    The Age-

    Australia’s biggest construction union will pay more than $3.5 million to building giant Grocon for illegally blockading major worksites, including the Myer Emporium project in Melbourne’s CBD.

    …but, but but…the CFMEU is such a nice union

  4. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 8:17 am

    …but, but but… isn’t Shorten currently being attacked for NOT being as militant as the CFMEU 😯

    Shorten too soft

    CFMEU too hard

    So, Goldilocks, what’s “just right”

    Let me guess, no Union. Let’s face it, that is the obvious aim

  5. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 8:20 am

    So, the Greens DID sell out Pensioners. What a joke.

    Ideologically, there is nothing wrong with the proposal, but, like anything devised by the libs, look to the detail, it is all about hitting the lowest levels, and protecting the top.

    Access to the pension will become harder than the government has conceded under its deal reached with the Greens, a new analysis finds.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/pension-assets-test-changes-worse-than-claimed-says-industry-super-20150621-ghtjk3.html

  6. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 8:31 am

    And the grubmint continues down it path to destroy public education.

    No cute to Education. Who said that again?

    Wealthy parents could be required to pay for their children to attend public schools under a radical federal government proposal that would open the door to means-tested free public education.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbotts-school-reform-paper-proposes-cutting-federal-funding-20150621-ghtkkz.html

  7. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 8:34 am

    And further proof this grubmint has sol us up the river

    A detailed analysis of the proposed Australia-China free trade agreement finds it benefits Chinese investors more than Australian ones.

    Conducted by the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network and limited to the investment chapter and investment facilitation agreement, it finds that whereas firms with Chinese ownership can bring in Chinese nationals to work in Australia there is no equivalent provision for Australian firms to bring in Australians.

    Australian firms are limited to importing senior managers and specifically skilled workers.

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/australiachina-free-trade-agreement-favours-chinese-investors-20150621-ghthjr.html

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2015 8:56 am

    TR, from your link, these claims are disturbing (my bold) … all the charts and calculations that I have researched back the government claims … ?

    Someone’s playing silly buggers again?

    Recalculating the government’s figures to include both tests, Industry Super finds a homeowner couple with assets of $375,000 would be no better off under the changes, not the $2984 better off as claimed by the government.

    “The gains for pensioners with lower levels of assets are either considerably overestimated or non-existent,” the submission says.

    It also takes issue with two assumptions unlikely to borne out by reality.

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:02 am

    No cute to Education. Who said that again?

    “cute”* alright … this government is acutely cutting its own throat … targets groups of voters one after the other … their time is surely running out?

    There is some good news in education … and from SA too …

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/fremont-elizabeth-city-high-school-scraps-year-levels-in-overhaul/story-fngqim8m-1227408982186

    Year 8, 9 and 10 classes would “disappear” and be replaced with groupings related to academic progress rather than age.

    There will be five streamed “levels” in each subject area, with students in different levels in different subjects and able to shift between levels according to individual needs.

    Whenever a student scores a ‘D’ grade or worse, or fails to submit assignments, they will be transferred to a specialist support team until their work is at least a ‘C’

    Nice to see at least one education system slowly edging to competency based learning techniques …

  10. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:05 am

    considerably overestimated or non-existent

    Yep, and the greens fell for a habitual liars, and the msm have been falling in line kicking Labor, who showed they were the only ones who saw through the bullshit.

    As I said, it is not a bad proposition, but needs to be enacted in line with other reforms. All missed now thank to the sell out by the greens.

  11. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:12 am

    Whenever a student scores a ‘D’ grade or worse, or fails to submit assignments, they will be transferred to a specialist support team until their work is at least a ‘C’

    Watching my two eldest go through high school and being held back by classes that cater to the slowest to the detriment of the brightest made my heart break.

    The saddest was the teachers were all too aware of the limitations, but resources meant they couldn’t really do anything but. The kids ‘could’ take their own initiative, but kids are kids. Some teachers even claimed they weren’t allowed to segregate the kids by potential. Not sure about that.

    Interesting to see how that goes TB.

  12. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:34 am

    Hockey dares GM to leave

    Actually it was the other way around. It was Holden who threatened the govt. They threatened Gillard as well.

    http://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/holden-job-cuts-threaten-car-handouts-20130408-ji0m5

    Holden threatened to leave Australia last year unless the $275 million was forthcoming and the federal government hopes to calm things down. One source said the $275 million was “about securing investment in the two next-generation cars, not closing the place down’’.

    The article is dated April 2013. As usual TomR is trying to generate hatred for political purposes.

  13. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:41 am

    “Hockey dares GM to leave”

    It took a true statesman to call the bluff of that corporate welfare leech.

  14. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:41 am

    They threatened Gillard as well.

    They threatened Gillard, but I don’t see them threatening yabot? And, when you say “threatening”, it is more of a business promise.

    They cannot compete against all the unlevel standards across the world.

  15. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:43 am

  16. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:47 am

    No. Holden has been threatening the govt for years. Give us more money or we will leave they proclaimed.

    What this episode should teach us is that subsidies without limit do not work. They need to be tied to performance. Like if you can get local production to go from 25% to 35% you will get the subsidy. But unfortunately under Rudd/Gillard local production went from 25%to 10%.

  17. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:53 am

    Give us more money or we will leave they proclaimed.

    And they left under this grubmint.

    What this episode should teach us is that subsidies without limit do not work.

    What this proves is that nobody can compete on an international level unless the Government of the day will implement policies to protect our workers from unfair competition.

    This grubmint would rather lose expertise and skills than be competitive. And, as the Chinese agreement shows, they are more than happy to make deals detrimental to our country for … who knows what for, a feathered nest on retirement? Or their insane attack on Unions?

  18. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:59 am

    And they left under this grubmint.

    And Ford left under Labor. In spite of all the money Rudd/Gillard gave them. And when Ford left it was all over. Toyota and Holden needed Ford to stay to have a local industry.

  19. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 22, 2015 10:05 am

    The simple fact is that if unions will not allow Australian industry to be competitive we won’t have any. The car industry was a nasty little scam between the unions and the corrupt companies. The two of them would agree to ridiculous award conditions and then split the taxpayer subsidy between themselves. Good riddance to both.

  20. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 10:08 am

    The simple fact is that if unions will not allow Australian industry to be competitive we won’t have any.

    You have been shown time and time again that the automotive industry was one of the most productive industries in the country and that, when it comes to competitiveness, wages pale into insignificance when compare to overseas tariffs and the extremely high dollar we experienced for a short period of time.

    Meanwhile, the grubmint continues to sell us out overseas. Luckily, the electorate aren’t as blind as shills are in this respect.

    Research conducted in seven marginal electorates in NSW, QLD, Victoria and South Australia has found that the overwhelming majority of voters do not support the China Australia Free Trade Agreement when they become aware of three elements of the deal.

    The research was commissioned by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union. The Agreement, which was signed on Wednesday, allows:

    http://www.cfmeu.net.au/news/coalition-could-be-wiped-out-by-china-free-trade-agreement-new-poll-reveals

  21. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 22, 2015 10:13 am

    “The research was commissioned by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.”

    They and their criminal associate bikie gangs are a cancer on society.

  22. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 10:22 am

    They and their criminal associate bikie gangs are a cancer on society.

    So, do you have any evidence of this alleged criminal association?

    I’d like to see that 🙂

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2015 10:40 am

    The mouse in the corner … in bold …

    But under the new regime (applicable to pensions commenced after 2015), the super account would have deemed annual income of $10,231.50, which would reduce the age pension by about $62 per fortnight.

    And in the highly foreseeable event that the deeming rate increased to, say, 6% pa, their age pension would be reduced by a further $105 per fortnight.

    Surely there will be mass outrage when people finally start to cotton on to the Government’s deception (I can’t for a moment believe that Treasury has not already modelled this!)

    http://www.superguide.com.au/smsfs/new-income-test-rules-mean-less-age-pension

    I confess I’d actually forgotten about the sneaky change to deeming super income … mainly because we just managed to avoid it … after some late nights, many calls to Centrelink Financial Information Service and quite a few calls, forms and document changes with our super fund …

    Retirement involving super and pension really is a fkn minefield … and constantly changing doesn’t help …

  24. June 22, 2015 10:57 am
  25. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 1:20 pm

    lolz

  26. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 22, 2015 1:54 pm

    These matters aside, unlike elsewhere in the world, Australia’s black and brown coal resources are low-sulphur and hence pollution-free.

    This is true. CO2 is not a pollutant.

    By the way there appears to be another human ken

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Jedlica

  27. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 22, 2015 2:21 pm

    Alan Moran is spot on. Anyone who actually cares about the future of this country supports the building of more coal fired power stations and the end of all Green subsidies and boondoggles including the RET.

  28. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 2:32 pm

    CO2 is not a pollutant.

    Why do stoopids keep on saying stoopid things? I know you have seen this often, as I kept putting it up when a certain denier kept repeating the same lie.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollutant#Fund_pollutants

    Alan Moran is spot on.

    Except for all the parts he isn’t 😉

    The coal at Anglesea has a high quality heat value when compared to other brown coals used to produce electricity in Victoria, but has a much higher level of sulphur of around 3%, resulting in high levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglesea_Power_Station

  29. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2015 2:58 pm

    Alan Moran is spot on. Anyone who actually cares about the future of this country supports the building of more coal fired power stations and the end of all Green subsidies and boondoggles including the RET.

    You’re just shit-stirring … I hope … 😮

  30. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2015 5:50 pm

    Just as a matter of interest, has Tom R ever acknowledged that some unions might have room for improvement?

  31. June 22, 2015 6:41 pm

    “”Just as a matter of interest, has Tom R ever acknowledged that some unions might have room for improvement?””

    Little lone spare a thought for Human Ken.

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2015 6:48 pm

    WTF is Human Ken …

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2015 6:49 pm

    See senate’s passed the anti-piracy laws …

  34. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 7:03 pm

    has Tom R ever acknowledged that some unions might have room for improvement?

    If you have to ask that question, you haven’t really been reading that closely

    Little lone spare a thought for Human Ken.

    If you have to ask that question, you haven’t really …………. hang on, human what??

  35. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 7:08 pm

    See senate’s passed the anti-piracy laws …

    And what’s the bet it’ll be all Labors fault. While the massive back flip between opposition and grubmint will be ignored for the libs.

    But, before the Labor bashing starts, just remember, they’re all as bad as each other

  36. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2015 7:22 pm

    ‘little lone’ criticise the ALP.

  37. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 7:46 pm

    ‘little lone’ criticise the ALP.

    Like I said yomm, you really not reading too closely are you.

    I have been pretty vocal about my disappointment with regards to asylum seekers, especially after the Malaysian solution.

    https://theguttertrash.com/2014/08/28/rostrum-18/#comment-71406

    re Unions that one 😉

    Although, I do need to offer you an apology. In my reading, I did discover that the Theiss deal was a greenfields deal, so no employee voted on it, and your memory proved correct there.

    Mind you, this doesn’t change the fact under that agreement, workers got the highest rate of pay to that date so the argument that it left workers worst of is pretty invalid. It also saw one of the best outcomes in construction for both workers and business, so as far as I am concerned, I hope they keep attacking Shorten. All it does is highlight his success and dedication.

    So I think this is – what’s happening is – and perhaps it’s a perverse compliment, that Tony Abbott’s commissioned a Royal commission and they’re sort of having a look at all my preparliamentary work experience, but I think sometimes some of the critics say, “Oh, this is all bad for myself and for Labor.” You know, I think it demonstrates why the Labor Party’s got a better vision for the future ’cause we’re not into dividing the joint, we’re not into dividing worker versus employer. The almost hysterical attacks this week in Parliament on a range of issues show the Government is not happy unless they have got a model of industrial relations which says that unless workers and unions are at the throat of companies and vice versa, that something’s wrong. That couldn’t be a worse description of the future for Australian workplaces.

    http://www.abc.net.au/insiders/content/2015/s4259067.htm

  38. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2015 8:02 pm

    My memory is correct!

    That’s a first!

  39. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2015 8:09 pm

    Chuckle …

    I think Ken has to do with knowledge …

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ken

    So I can understand how human knowledge has died … the way people conveniently forget the shite we’ve been served up as a Federal Government …

    One of, sreb’s, more subtle posts, methinks …

  40. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:01 pm

    That’s a first!

    Yea, bizarre, right 😉

  41. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 22, 2015 9:15 pm

    the way people conveniently forget the shite we’ve been served up as a Federal Government …

    I think you mean the shite they were handed in 2013 and are having trouble cleaning up the mess created by the people who voted Labor in 2007.

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