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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4450 on: October 04, 2016, 11:03:59 AM »
Some reactions to yesterday's women protests in Poland:

1. Our Minister of Foreign Affairs continued being nasty, calling the protests "marginal" (even thought there were ten of thousands women protesting), as well as a "joke". Having heard that, even the Prime Minister decided to have a disciplinary talk to him... or so she claims.

2. As I mentioned earlier, the Polish Catholic Church condemned the protests. One of our archbishops, when in interviewed in TV, said that the women who took part in the protest were "afraid of life". He also said he wanted to tell them that "life is beautiful". When asked about pregnancies caused by rapes, he said that "there aren't that many of such cases", because (apparently) the rape-related stress makes it difficult for women to conceive. *headdesk*

3. One of our better-known Catholic publicists, in the course of the TV show he runs in the state TV, criticised one well-known female TV personality who supported the protests. "Criticised" isn't really a good word here - he actually compared her looks to that of a cow or a pig (because the woman is question is obese).

Aaaaargh! :(

holy crap... did you take all of texas's crazy...
I seriously think the new polish government is dipping into texas's private stash of far right crazy. Might be why they're suffering so many setbacks for "tradtional values" in the heart of red-country.

Also that bishop must be reading the same thing a little known texan state senator was, because two years ago he proclaimed the same thing. that stress hormones make it impossible for conception to occur... says the far right think tank on "family values"...he paid to give him a reason...to oppose abortion...
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4451 on: October 04, 2016, 11:59:58 AM »
Steven King Defends clowns as there seems to be a crazy fad of people dressing up as clowns and causing trouble.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/stephen-king-defends-clowns-amid-hysteria/ar-BBwYZZ2?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15


The thing that worries me is that originally this all started with one man in a clown suit trying to lure kids away from a school bus stop...that guy is still out there walking free.

Offline Lilias

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4452 on: October 04, 2016, 04:17:15 PM »

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4453 on: October 04, 2016, 07:45:15 PM »
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/10/04/boy-has-impure-thoughts-blames-cheerleaders-skirts-school-punishes-cheerleaders/

Boy has "impure thoughts" over the cheerleaders uniform so the school decides to punish the cheerleaders by telling them they cant wear their uniforms...

I.. what??

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4454 on: October 04, 2016, 07:47:42 PM »
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/10/04/boy-has-impure-thoughts-blames-cheerleaders-skirts-school-punishes-cheerleaders/

Boy has "impure thoughts" over the cheerleaders uniform so the school decides to punish the cheerleaders by telling them they cant wear their uniforms...

I.. what??

*Facedesking*

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4455 on: October 04, 2016, 09:12:55 PM »
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/10/04/boy-has-impure-thoughts-blames-cheerleaders-skirts-school-punishes-cheerleaders/

Boy has "impure thoughts" over the cheerleaders uniform so the school decides to punish the cheerleaders by telling them they cant wear their uniforms...

I.. what??

Strange - I suddenly have J. Giles Band running through my head...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4456 on: October 04, 2016, 09:36:28 PM »
It's funny I read "*facedesking* as "*face desk king*" which incidentally remains applicable. [Insert success kid meme here]

In all seriousness however, Utah is predominantly Mormon and Provo has a fairly large Mormon population as well. Given the characteristics of Mormon doctrine it's not the least bit surprising to me at all.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4458 on: October 05, 2016, 09:50:50 AM »

Offline Anteros

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4459 on: October 05, 2016, 10:55:47 AM »
Polish government signals U-turn on total abortion ban : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/05/polish-government-performs-u-turn-on-total-abortion-ban

I hope it will discourage other attempts in Poland and elsewhere.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4460 on: October 05, 2016, 11:42:55 AM »
CITY ON LOCKDOWN ĎTerror attackí in Brussels as two cops are stabbed and train station evacuated over bomb scare
Sigh... I was actually around in August when a crazy (?) person started stabbing people in a bus, in my relative's neighbourhood of Uccle. Thankfully didn't witness anything.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1916705/brussels-train-station-evacuated-over-bomb-scare/

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4461 on: October 05, 2016, 11:54:00 AM »
Tyson Fury openly admits to suicide thoughts and being knee deep in manic depression and cocaine abuse in an interview in Rolling Stone, an interview that's apparently beyond candid. (Not linking due to the troubling nature of these issues). "I've done lots of coke, who hasn't? -- I sometimes wish somebody would just kill me before I do it myself --- I don't know if I'm going to see the year out."

Even if boxers are sometimes spurred on by their anger, the guy clearly needs to take a time-out and restore some things in his life.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4462 on: October 06, 2016, 09:26:19 AM »
So apparently over 2 years,  44 Afghan soldiers brought to the US for joint training have disappeared, going AWOL.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/exclusive-dozens-of-afghan-troops-missing-from-military-training-in-us/ar-BBx3sWT?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

*shakes head*...just.... this is ugh -_-

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4463 on: October 06, 2016, 11:31:38 AM »
Some good news for a change: it seems that PiS got scared by the Monday's protests. And, in an express move, they voted the bill out:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/274174,Polish-MPs-throw-out-bid-to-totally-ban-abortion

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4464 on: October 06, 2016, 11:38:59 AM »
Some good news for a change: it seems that PiS got scared by the Monday's protests. And, in an express move, they voted the bill out:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/274174,Polish-MPs-throw-out-bid-to-totally-ban-abortion

When people want their rights hard enough, politicians remember who owns the real power.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4465 on: October 06, 2016, 12:15:21 PM »
Those scary calls to US taxpayers about IRS law suits may be coming to an end if the entire ring has been caught.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/fake-call-centers-in-india-scam-americans-of-millions/ar-BBx4xsM?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=AVRES007

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4466 on: October 06, 2016, 12:27:16 PM »
So apparently over 2 years,  44 Afghan soldiers brought to the US for joint training have disappeared, going AWOL.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/exclusive-dozens-of-afghan-troops-missing-from-military-training-in-us/ar-BBx3sWT?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

*shakes head*...just.... this is ugh -_-

Meanwhile, thousands of Aghan translators are caught in bureaucratic red tape trying to immigrate legally despite being at risk of assassination every day they stay in the Middle East.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4467 on: October 06, 2016, 12:35:41 PM »
Meanwhile, thousands of Aghan translators are caught in bureaucratic red tape trying to immigrate legally despite being at risk of assassination every day they stay in the Middle East.

Hmm I never actually checked but I wonder if some of those people are at risk due to WikiLeaks putting out so many documents. I remember hearing that that was one of the fears they had when all the controversy first started.

Offline LisztesFerenc

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4468 on: October 06, 2016, 12:51:41 PM »
Hmm I never actually checked but I wonder if some of those people are at risk due to WikiLeaks putting out so many documents. I remember hearing that that was one of the fears they had when all the controversy first started.

  I don't know how true it is, but in one documentary someone claimed Assage was very callous about the possibility of such an occurrence. He didn't want any of the published document redacted, not even names of translates and other intel assets, rationalizing that they deserved it for working with governments. Hard to know what to make of these claims, since there is definity political motions to discredit Assage, but its certainly a possibility.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4469 on: October 06, 2016, 01:15:33 PM »
Some good news for a change: it seems that PiS got scared by the Monday's protests. And, in an express move, they voted the bill out:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/274174,Polish-MPs-throw-out-bid-to-totally-ban-abortion

Congratulations. Was worried that your government was gonna go full Todd Aiken.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4470 on: October 06, 2016, 03:09:13 PM »
Congratulations. Was worried that your government was gonna go full Todd Aiken.

Well, it's not impossible that they will try changing the laws again. They only kicked out the uber-radical project prepared by the pro-life organisations. Now, PiS suggests that they might write their own law... which *will* tighten the already-stringent regulations. So it's not over yet...

Offline Lilias

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4471 on: October 06, 2016, 06:51:24 PM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4472 on: October 06, 2016, 07:01:53 PM »
Disqualified from the human race yet? >:(

http://nypost.com/2016/10/06/special-needs-boy-set-on-fire-by-bullies-he-thought-were-friends/

Ow...my broken heart.....

Hopefully they get charged with Attempted Murder, and get the full punishment. It doesn't matter if they are children, they are old enough to know what Death is and what Murder is.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4473 on: October 06, 2016, 07:03:39 PM »
Ow...my broken heart.....

Hopefully they get charged with Attempted Murder, and get the full punishment. It doesn't matter if they are children, they are old enough to know what Death is and what Murder is.

It doesn't look good for the kid. They may end up getting the premeditated murder treatment.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4474 on: October 06, 2016, 07:09:26 PM »
What the actual fuck...

I am speechless. How the fuck do you get so evil? The poor poor kid :( I dont care how old the fuckers that did that are, if you plan to set another human being on fire you need to .. I dont know what but fuck it, you cannot use the "they are just kids" defense. ARGH!