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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 26 2012

Banned as it contradicted the Quran and Hadith

More squalid airless stupidity from Malaysia: banning Irshad Manji’s book and confiscating copies from bookstores. The Home Ministry has banned  the controversial book by liberal Muslim  activist Irshad Manji as it could cause confusion among Muslims. In a statement yesterday, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Abu Seman Yusop said  the book Allah, Liberty and Love and its …

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May 26 2012

Alternative therapy for farm animals

This is not from the Onion. Repeat, this is not from the Onion. With an agriculture degree from the Royal Agriculture College, Cirencester, and a qualification in homeopathy, it was only natural that Christine Lees of Homeopathy at Wellie Level should turn her attention to alternative therapy for farm animals. To…what? Alternative therapy for farm animals? …

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May 25 2012

Keep the harlots occupied

Oh good god – what a clusterfuck it is when reactionaries co-opt the jargon of liberation to decorate the chains. A new Islamic tv station is launching in the Middle East, an all woman station. Progressive, huh? Its pilot broadcasts will start towards the end of this month, where all the staff including the broadcasters will …

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May 25 2012

It’s not all about you

Department of Bad Ideas: the idea that vaccination is “a personal decision.” Vaccination is a personal decision the way texting while driving is a personal decision. That is, it’s not. And it’s exponentially less so when the non-vaxxer is somewhat famous, and has published a book that includes her views on non-vaxxing, and talks about …

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May 25 2012

Suck out that moisture

How about the Zimbabwean senator from the Movement for Democratic Change who thinks the way to prevent AIDS is to vacuum all the disgusting goo out of women? He also thinks they should stop taking showers so that they’ll be too smelly to fuck, and shave their heads so that they’ll be too bald ditto, but …

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May 25 2012

Pro-life arson

Good old “we are pro-life so we try to kill women to show how pro-life we are.” Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire at an obstetrics and gynecology clinic — the second suspicious fire at a Georgia reproductive clinic this week. No one was injured in the Wednesday morning fire that …

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May 25 2012

You are not the boss of me

Ah-ha. Saudi woman in shopping mall is told to leave by some thugs. She tells them off. Yes do more of that please! H/t Tarek Fatah.

May 24 2012

From Sile Lane, about Rothamsted this Sunday

A message from Sile Lane (Sense About Science): Many of you have asked how you can personally show your support for the GM wheat scientists at Rothamsted Research who face the destruction of their trial site by Take the Flour Back this Sunday. The team of scientists will be at Rothamsted Park, Harpenden AL5 2EF …

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May 24 2012

Avicenna says

UK blogger Avicenna writes about the murder of Shafilea Iftikhar Ahmed. It is alleged that on September the 11th, 2003. Shafilea was picked up from her part time call centre job, driven home where an argument broke out. At some point in this scenario, her mother pushed her onto the sofa and ordered her husband …

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May 24 2012

How to make baseless accusations become true via repetition

And another item. “Gender traitor.” People have been milking that pair of words for going on a year now. It’s a meme, a thing, a Masonic handshake, which rests on the idea that it’s a favorite pejorative used by the non-ERV faction of The Great Rift. ERVite “Commander Tuvok” for instance on Greta’s thread: People …

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