Grayling will be the first Master of the New College of the Humanities, which will give a degree from the University of London.… Read the rest
Archive for June 2011
She made a fierce, impassioned, reasoned criticism of Islamism and its degradation of humanity — she was wonderfully clear and humane.… Read the rest
Texas governor Rick Perry called a court ruling that banned school prayers at a public high school graduation
“The First Amendment prohibits governments from interfering with Americans’ rights to freely express their religious beliefs, and accordingly the U.S. Supreme Court has maintained that Congress may convene every day with a prayer,” Perry said in a statement.
Oh yeah? But then governments are interfering with Americans’ rights to freely express their beliefs that there is no god, aren’t they. My religious belief is that god is a non-existent imaginary agent. I don’t get to say that at public school graduation ceremonies or Congress’s morning prayer. Since other people do get to say that god is a real, non-imaginary agent, the … Read the rest
For saying that Ponnar and Shankar, two figures revered by the kongu vellala gounder community as deities, are dalits. Srsly.… Read the rest
The true significance of the aliens-that-weren’t will be how it helped change the way scientists do science, Carl Zimmer reports.… Read the rest
The Cubs have contributed to several gay groups and hosted an annual Pride Day at the Cubs’ home park, Wrigley Field.… Read the rest
Joining the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs. Booya!… Read the rest
The proprietor is undergoing interrogation over allegations that he normally sells the babies to people who may use them for rituals.… Read the rest
Aged between 15 and 17 years, the girls were locked up and used to produce babies, said Abia state’s police chief.… Read the rest
The rescue by the Nigeria Police of 32 pregnant girls allegedly held by a human trafficking ring in Aba in south-eastern Nigeria has literally shocked the world. But to anyone acquainted with the ‘culture’ of women and child rights abuses in the country, it should not come as a surprise. The police raid has brought to global attention and knowledge new layers of horrific abuses and exploitation of women and children in the country.
According to the report, these girls, between the ages of 15 and 17 years, were locked up and used to ‘produce’ babies, who were then allegedly sold for ritual witchcraft purposes or adoption. Unicef estimates that at least 10 children are sold daily across Nigeria.
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Says newly-married women should cut down on phone use. Doesn’t say newly-married men should do that.… Read the rest
Something about not hating humanism enough, and not caring that Freud said humans are etc.… Read the rest
Oh good – there are some women in Malaysia who have figured out how to make the world all better. How, you ask, all aflame. By telling wives to be more obedient.
“We just want to ask all the wives to be obedient wives so that there will be fewer problems in our society,” such as infidelity, divorce and domestic violence, she told AFP.
“Obedient wife means they are trying to entertain their husbands, not only taking care of their food and clothes,” Maznah said. “They have to obey their husbands. That’s the way Islam also asks.”
Right. We know. That’s why we hates it, precious.
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Maznah is already involved in another controversial venture — the Ikhwan Polygamy Club,
“We just want to ask all the wives to be obedient wives so that there will be fewer problems in our society.”… Read the rest
That’s what I call generous.… Read the rest
The school’s valedictorian had filed an intervention lawsuit that claimed she was being deprived of her right to pray for her classmates and community during her speech.… Read the rest
“I think that voluntary means that one is free to leave,” she tells the Irish government.… Read the rest
I’m getting a hilarious new type of spam which consists of a single sentence complimenting me for all-cognitive reasons – basically “oooh you’re so clever.” One said “sbutle [sic] must be your middle name.” Hahahahahahahahahaha.
Seriously, what do they do, have bots that scan websites and figure out what kind of flattery will go down best?… Read the rest
Let’s take a look at who is really being bullied and shouted into silence. Let’s take a look at a case where in real life
the mob arrives; insults are flung around; the character flaws, motivations, psychological makeup, etc., of the original [dissident] are dissected at length
and a high school kid is disowned and thrown out of the house by his parents for attempting to stop his public high school from having an unconstitutional official prayer at graduation.
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A student’s public prayer at a pre-graduation “Class Night” event was turned into an opportunity for the school and community to gang up on Fowler and publicly close ranks against him — teachers as well as students. (Here’s video).