Refugee group of Iranian marchers refused permission to speak from platform.… Read the rest
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New DNB has many mistakes, some quite basic.… Read the rest
Wrote biography of some geezer starring Emma Thompson.… Read the rest
Inexplicable winning of Wilfred Owen award for poetry not a good reason to give up day job.… Read the rest
To be held until Supreme Court decides final appeal. … Read the rest
Presumption in favour of a degrading life as an empty shell?… Read the rest
Okay, I know I’m being bad. But some nonsense is just so nonsensical it just cries out for it. ‘And if the children cry out for rebuke shall we walk on the other side?’ I bet you don’t know what part of the Bible that’s from. Neither do I.
Anyway. They’re schlepping around with their tongues hanging out, begging us to laugh at them. So let’s laugh at them. First let’s laugh at Jesus-sniffing.
You can find candles with just about every fragrance imaginable, from blueberry to ocean mist to hot apple pie. Now there’s a candle that lets you experience the scent of Jesus, and they’ve been selling out by the case…”You can’t see him and you can’t touch
You can’t see him or touch him, but light a candle and you can smell him.… Read the rest
Jesus did not have a baby with that woman! He did walk on water and rise from the dead though.… Read the rest
Tooby, Trivers think yes, Gintis, Boyd, think no.… Read the rest
Offend, sensitivity, intrusion, innermost beliefs, sacred things. … Read the rest
Well. There’s not much to say. I’ll just quote a little. From International Spiegel Online.
Hatin’s crime, it appears, was the desire to lead a normal life in her family’s adopted land. The vivacious 23-year-old beauty, who was raised in Berlin, divorced the Turkish cousin she was forced to marry at age 16. She also discarded her Islamic head scarf, enrolled in a technical school where she was training to become an electrician and began dating German men. For her family, such behavior represented the ultimate shame — the embrace of “corrupt” Western ways.
And because ‘her family’ own her, it’s not enough just to dislike or disapprove of her behavior – they have to turn her into nothing. … Read the rest
What is it to be English? And is group identity a good thing anyway?… Read the rest
‘This tragedy has shaken us awake,’ says Eren Unsal from Association of Secular Turks. … Read the rest
When not beating them up in demonstrations, that is.… Read the rest
Ozcan Mutlu, Berlin city councillor, complained German authorities ignore the practice.… Read the rest
Six ‘honour’ killings of women in Berlin in four months.… Read the rest
Saying women can’t count is simply the final straw.… Read the rest
He said women are stupid, he’s got to go.… Read the rest