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  • Elizabeth Banks: Birth Control My ‘Number One Advice’ for High School Girls

    06/10/2015 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 9, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    The “number one advice” Elizabeth Banks has for high school girls has nothing to do with hard work, self-confidence or chasing dreams. In a Variety piece entitled, “Elizabeth Banks on Becoming a Director, Mentoring Young Women,” news editor Alex Stedman spoke with actress Elizabeth Banks (Spider-Man, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) about her recent accomplishments, including Banks’ “directorial feature debut” in Pitch Perfect 2. At the end of the interview, Banks revealed her “biggest advice” to high school girls: birth control.
  • UN climate talks stall despite G7 push on carbon

    06/08/2015 4:30:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/8/15 | Mariette Le Roux - AFP
    Bonn (AFP) - Calls by the Group of Seven (G7) Monday to slash world carbon emissions did little to boost UN climate talks in Bonn, where frustration mounted over the snail-like progress. Groups of countries pleaded for greater efforts to streamline a draft text for a climate pact due to be adopted at a conference in Paris in just over six months. "We are very concerned about the pace of negotiations," said Amjad Abdulla of the Maldives, speaking for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) which are deeply exposed to climate change. "We have not made the big jump...
  • G7 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuels by 2100, Merkel says

    06/08/2015 6:34:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 104 replies
    Global News ^ | Jun 8, 15 | AP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed that the world should phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of this century. Merkel said Monday that the G-7 leaders committed themselves to the need to “decarbonize the global economy in the course of this century.” That is a technical term for ending the use of oil, gas and coal – but not nuclear power – and replacing them with alternative sources of energy such as wind and solar power.
  • Deathbed Eurocentrism, and Rampant Ciscentrism ... Mark Steyn

    06/02/2015 12:13:58 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 June 2015 | Mark Steyn
    So I was pleased to see that my suggestion back in April that Bruce Jenner should be the Republican presidential nominee is gathering steam. For one thing, in her new identity, she's way hotter than Hillary: Across the Twittersphere Caitlyn was worshipped as a 'goddess', a 'goddess in human form', a 'goddess made manifest on Earth'. 'Caitlyn Jenner could f*cking stab me right now and leave me for dead and I'd die f*cking overjoyed we are not WORTHY OF THIS GODDESS', said one trans tweeter, and she wasn't joking. In the media, the talk is of how Caitlyn and her...
  • Whatever Happened to the “Population Bomb”?

    06/02/2015 7:33:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | June 1, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    That’s the question the New York Times asks in its latest “Retro Report,” a series that looks back and updates prominent stories from the past. “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion” is fairly devastating to the leading figure of that famous apocalypse, Paul Ehrlich, author of the monster best-selling book The Population Bomb: No one was more influential — or more terrifying, some would say — than Paul R. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist. His 1968 book, “The Population Bomb,” sold in the millions with a jeremiad that humankind stood on the brink of apocalypse because there were simply too...
  •, feminists, and limbless children

    05/30/2015 8:41:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jonathon Van Maren
    The abortion movement is generally split into two camps: Those who believe abortion is a “necessary evil,” but necessary nonetheless, and those who believe that abortion is an objective social good. For years, the abortion movement got angry when pro-lifers referred to them, quite accurately, as “pro-abortion.” Such outrage is still occasionally conjured up for the media, but for the most part, it has been abandoned in the wake of dozens of articles and blog posts by various abortion activists openly proclaiming that they think abortion is a good thing. The fine ladies over at usually fall into the...
  • Pro-abortion writer: There should be more abortions

    05/22/2015 6:04:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    live action news ^ | May 19, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    How many times have you heard a pro-abortion person say that abortion should be rare? The oft-repeated words, notably spoken by pro-abortion president, Bill Clinton, are “safe, legal, and rare.” Pro-abortion advocates often say this because it makes them look like moderates. But they are also acknowledging that they, like most people, feel uncomfortable about abortion. They may say that abortion should only be a last resort for women, but the policies they support, namely, abortion without any restrictions, actually encourage abortions to be more common. One response to the “safe, legal, rare” mantra is to ask the pro-choicer why...
  • Pope declares couples who don’t want kids ‘selfish,’ says they are part of a ‘greedy generation’

    02/12/2015 1:07:09 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    National Post ^ | February 12, 2015 | Josh Visser
    Pope Francis, who presumably has not been woken up at 4 a.m. on a workday by the howls of a tiny human who wants to be fed and/or changed, says that couples who don’t want to have kids are “selfish” and are part of a “greedy generation.” Pope Francis told an audience in St Peter’s Square, Rome Wednesday that it’s a depressed society that considers children to be a burden. “A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society,” he said....
  • Swedish school bans the Swedish flag

    01/06/2015 4:24:02 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    PROHIBITED: The Swedish flag has now been banned at a primary school in Sweden. The reason is that the flag may be offensive to certain groups and breaking the law “offensive against ethnic groups.” The sensational ban is introduced at Söndrum school in Halmstad. Use of the flag is now only allowed on the national day or when foreign students are invited. Swedish flag can be perceived as racist …….. The reason for the ban is a masquerade which was held at the school recently where one of the students chose to paint his face blue and yellow. He also...
  • How A Baby Boom of Hispanic, Asian and Black Children Is Going To Reshape The Country And…..

    11/17/2014 5:33:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 17, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    How A Baby Boom of Hispanic, Asian and Black Children Is Going To Reshape The Country And Make Whites A Minority By 2050 White birth rates are falling while immigrants and other minorities are having more children. The population surge comes from immigrants having children in the US - not directly from immigration. Minorities are also moving to the suburbs at faster rates, ensuring they are getting more diverse. The population of mixed race Americans will grow dramatically in the next 50 years - nearly tripling By MICHAEL ZENNIE 17 November A new baby boom of Hispanic, Asian and black...
  • Hailing the First 'Great' Transgender TV Show

    10/03/2014 5:17:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 3, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The London Daily Mail reports now issues a content warning to viewers before they live-stream the second volume of classic "Tom and Jerry" cartoons. Viewers are lectured the cartoons "may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today." If you think this makes sense, dear reader, you, too, have lost your mind. The same is also releasing a new 10-part Web series called "Transparent," about a 70-year-old father of three who decides he's a woman named Maura. There are no content warnings for this....
  • Blogger Compares Abortion to Cavity Removal, Calls Babies “Time-Sucking Monsters”

    03/18/2014 2:03:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    life news ^ | Kristine Marsh
    Lest there be any doubt, Amanda Marcotte really hates pro-lifers. In a two-part rant posted March 14 and 17 on Raw Story, the morally challenged feminist writer attacked pro-lifers as “consummate liars,” “anti-choice kooks” with “boring,” “half-baked nonsense” and “shit arguments.” But Marcotte’s hate doesn’t stop at pro-lifers. It extends to the babies they want to protect. amandamarcotte2“Either way, what she [the woman]wants trumps the non-existent desires of a mindless pre-person that is so small it can be removed in about two minutes during an outpatient procedure. Your cavities fight harder to stay in place.” Did she just compare an...
  • 'British whites' are the minority in London for the first time...[see full title below]

    12/11/2012 1:16:55 PM PST · by Moltke · 44 replies ^ | 11 December 2012 | Hugo Gye
    FULL TITLE: 'British whites' are the minority in London for the first time as census shows number of UK immigrants has jumped by 3million in 10 years White British people are now in a minority in London for the first time, it emerged today as census data revealed that the immigrant population of England and Wales went up by 3million over the past decade.
  • Angry mothers brawl at L.A. pre-school graduation [VIDEO]

    06/15/2012 7:05:05 AM PDT · by reegs · 83 replies ^ | 06/14/2012 | Kyle Olson
    LOS ANGELES – We’ve always heard that life in California is a bit crazier than most Americans can imagine. But this is ridiculous. A disturbing video has surfaced showing mothers brawling with each other at a recent pre-school graduation in Los Angeles. Children can be heard screaming as angry moms push and shove each other. It’s a pathetic display of parenting and a miserable example for young kids. The anonymous person who shot and posted the video indicated that the video originates from Weemes Elementary school in Los Angeles. She wrote: “This all started because my son’s teacher was so...
  • Japan's lost libido and America's asexual future

    03/12/2012 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 150 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 13, 2012 | Spengler
    [According to] a Japanese government study: Almost a third of Japanese boys aged 16-20 and three-fifths of girls say that they have no interest in sex. The hormones of late adolescence evidently rage in vain against some cultural barrier that makes young Japanese "despise" sexual relations, according to the Japan Family Planning Association's report [1]. It turns out that the ultimate victim of sexual revolution is sex itself. What makes the Japanese hate sex? The same things that make a growing proportion of Americans hate sex. Joan Sewell's 2007 book I'd Rather Eat Chocolate became the manifesto of American women...
  • When a Civilization Goes Mad

    08/16/2011 11:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 16, 2011 | David Solway
    It begins with self-doubt; it ends with self-destruction. Historian Arnold Toynbee, who developed the theory of challenge-and-response to account for the survivability of civilizations, has said that great civilizations are not murdered, they commit suicide — by not meeting their challenges. A variation of this historical insight may be phrased thus: When a civilization or an empire feels inwardly that it is dying, or as Oswald Spengler put it in The Decline of the West, that it wants to die and “wishes itself into the darkness,” it begins to go mad. Collective madness is a sure portent that an end...
  • Is This Our America Anymore?

    12/16/2010 5:04:13 PM PST · by triumphant values · 72 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 16, 2010 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Buried in the Oct. 30 Washington Post was a bland headline: "Report Points to Faster Recovery in Jobs for Immigrants." The story, however, contained social dynamite that explains the rage of Americans who are smeared as nativists and xenophobes for demanding a timeout on immigration. In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million. From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs. Native-born Hispanics lost 133,000. Black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, from Jan. 1,...
  • The Red Cross bans Christmas (to avoid offending Muslims)

    12/16/2010 1:36:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 16, 2010
    Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops. Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems. The charity's politically-correct move triggered an avalanche of criticism and mockery last night - from Christians and Moslems. Christine Banks, a volunteer at a Red Cross shop in New Romney, Kent, said: 'We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can't have anything that means Christmas. We're allowed to have some tinsel but...
  • Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 US Somalis live in Minnesota

    12/14/2010 1:16:40 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-14-10 | a[
    Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States live in Minnesota, although some activists claim there are more. The 1 in 3 estimate comes from new survey data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau's American Community Survey says there are about 25,000 people with Somali ancestry in Minnesota and about 85,700 in the United States. The other states with large Somali populations are Ohio, Washington and California, but their communities are much smaller than Minnesota's.
  • Deadly Stockholm blasts linked to Afghanistan ("Religion Of Peace" strikes again)

    12/11/2010 5:06:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 12/11/2010 | nbc
    A car explosion and what appeared to be a suicide attack injured two people, killed the apparent bomber, and caused panic among Christmas shoppers in Stockholm Saturday. The Swedish news agency TT said it had received an email warning with a threat to Sweden and its people ahead of the blasts. The agency said the threat was linked to Sweden's presence in Afghanistan, where it has a force of 500 soldiers, mainly in the north. "Now your children, daughters and sisters shall die like our brothers and sisters and children are dying," the news agency quoted the e-mail as saying.
  • Blasts rock Swedish capital

    12/11/2010 3:21:02 PM PST · by quesney · 113 replies · 2+ views
    At least one person, reportedly a suicide bomber, was killed when two blasts went off Saturday in a busy shopping district in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. One of the blasts was thought to be related to a car bomb, in which two people were injured. Swedish media also reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up about 200 metres from the car. The man apparently had canisters on him and shouted in Arabic before the blast. Swedish media were also reportedly sent a threatening email before the blast, criticizing the role of Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan and urging Muslims...
  • Obama allows 80,000 Muslim immigrants into United States

    10/24/2010 10:02:24 AM PDT · by SGW · 27 replies ^ | 10/24/10 | Gil Guignat
    President Barrack Hussein Obama is allowing 80,000 Muslims to immigrate next year to the United States. He is doing this by executive order. “Obama authorizes additional 80,000 “refugees” to entry country By Dr. Paul L. Williams Friday, October 22, 2010 President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants – - mostly from Islamic countries – - to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011. Mr. Obama says that the increase in Muslim immigrants “is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.” More…...
  • A Sneak Preview of the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque

    06/02/2010 7:30:59 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 14 replies · 706+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2010 | Stella Paul
    New Yorkers wondering what the $100-million, fifteen-story mega-mosque at Ground Zero will be like need only cast their eyes north to Boston. There they'll find the giant mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston, which, like the newly-approved Ground Zero mosque, was sold to the public by the politicians as a marvelous, desperately needed home for interfaith healing, and which quickly devolved into a cesspool of hate speech, terrorist affiliations, a lawsuit to shut down the mosque's critics, and a one-stop shop for genuflecting politicians to suck up to Muslims and collect their cash. Yes, for those who followed the...
  • Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts

    05/05/2010 5:32:54 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 307 replies · 10,156+ views
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | 5/5/10 | Lindsay Bryant
    Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts 2:11 PM By Lindsay Bryant Five male students were asked to leave Live Oak High School this morning because they were wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Officials at the school could not be reached for comment, but one student said administrators called the T-shirts "incendiary." "They said we were starting a fight, we were fuel to the fire," said Matt Dariano, a sophomore. The five teens were sitting at a table outside during their brunch break around 10:10 a.m. when Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked two...
  • It’s Because They Want To Kill Us, Stupid

    05/06/2010 5:14:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 779+ views
    Newsreal ^ | 5-6-10 | Lori Ziganto
    The night the NYC car bomb attempt went down, I was so grateful that, once again, the diligence of the public and the swift action of the NYC Police thwarted yet another potential attack. Shortly thereafter, while still incredibly grateful obviously, I became angry. I’ve had it. Firstly, because the current strategy of homeland security seems to be “Hey, guys, we’ve totally unclenched our fists. We can haz cookie now?” Secondly, because the left and their media lackeys are not only dangerously naive, but also purposefully misleading.They are so deeply invested in both political correctness and in their violent, racist...
  • Swiss Ban On Minarets Is Pure Discrimination [EDITORIAL: LA Times]

    12/01/2009 9:08:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies · 1,288+ views
    LATimes ^ | December 01st 2009
    EDITORIAL Swiss Ban On Minarets Is Pure Discrimination Sunday's referendum is a reminder that cultural anxieties can be inflamed even in the most tolerant country. December 2, 2009 Integrating Islamic immigrants has proved to be a multifaceted challenge for European nations unaccustomed to religious and cultural diversity. But there's nothing complicated about the decision of voters in Switzerland to prohibit further construction of minarets. It's religious discrimination pure and simple. Sunday's referendum, in which 57.5% of voters approved the ban on minarets -- a traditional feature of mosques -- is a reminder that cultural anxieties can be inflamed even in...
  • White House: Gitmo transfers mean jobs (in Illinois)

    11/22/2009 2:40:25 PM PST · by SolidWood · 63 replies · 3,209+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | UPI
    THOMSON, Ill., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Thousands of jobs would be created in Illinois if the U.S. government purchases a nearly empty prison there to house terror detainees, a study indicates. The study, performed by the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisers and obtained by The Chicago Sun-Times, asserted that 2,290 to 2,960 jobs would be created in and around Thomson, Ill., in the first year after its conversion to house some of the prisoners now held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility, the newspaper reported Sunday. Local residents in the Illinois-Iowa border town would be "good candidates"...
  • Canada to Immigrants: No Tolerance for “Honor” Killing

    11/15/2009 9:55:09 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 25 replies · 1,302+ views ^ | November 13, 2009 | Phyllis Chesler
    New Citizenship Guides Spells It Out The Canadian government has just revamped its citizenship guide for immigrants. The document is titled “The Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship.” According to Canada’s National Post, “In Canada, men and women are equal under the law,” the document says. “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, ‘honour killings,’ female genital mutilation or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canada’s criminal laws.” Western governments are beginning to wake up to dangerous or “barbaric” practices among immigrants—especially among Muslim immigrants. Whether...
  • Deadly denial Fudging the facts on Fort Hood

    11/10/2009 9:59:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies · 762+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 10, 2009 ~1:54 AM | Ralph Peters
    As President Obama belatedly appears at Fort Hood today, will he dare to speak the word "terror?" He won't use the word "Islamist." If he mentions Islam at all, it'll be to sing its praises yet again. We've already learned that Islamist terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan attended the Northern Virginia mosque of Imam Anwar al-Aulaqi, a fiery al Qaeda supporter who later fled the United States. We know that Hasan's peers, subordinates and patients repeatedly raised red flags that his superiors suppressed. We know he was a player on Islamist-extremist Web sites. The FBI's uncovering one extremist link after...
  • Fort Hood: Let's Drop the Political Correctness

    11/09/2009 12:42:35 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 17 replies · 1,109+ views ^ | 11/9/2009 | David Warren
    President Barack Obama's display on Thursday made my point more clearly than it usually can be made, for he turned on a dime. He assumed the "presidential grieving tone" over the Fort Hood massacre, the moment after he'd just done an equally scripted segment of light joking banter for the benefit of the Tribal Nations Conference he was addressing. Millions in the television audience must have watched this incredibly cynical "quick flip." I wonder how many noticed it? We should not allow ourselves to be moved by the cold hearts of professional tear-jerkers because when we reward that kind of...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    10/25/2009 10:18:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 46 replies · 1,658+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 23 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    Labour threw open Britain's borders to mass immigration to help socially engineer a "truly multicultural" country, a former Government adviser has revealed. The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett. He said Labour's relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for...
  • “Gay Rights” is an Oxymoron

    10/11/2009 1:35:12 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 6 replies · 582+ views
    Folks, a pretty busy weekend for “gay rights” activists. Currently, the so-called “National Equality Rally” is under way in Washington, D.C.; yesterday, President Obama, fresh from his Nobel Peace Prize win, addressed a meeting of the Human Rights Campaign, promising, among other things, the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that forces active homosexual persons to keep their sexual preference a private matter while serving in the military. The ban has been a favorite of presidents and politicians who have never served in the military and are clueless as to its inner social workings, yet are bent to...
  • Demographics and Depression

    04/17/2009 8:46:17 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 7 replies · 739+ views
    First Things ^ | May 2009 | David P. Goldman
    Three generations of economists immersed themselves in study of the Great Depression, determined to prevent a recurrence of the awful events of the 1930s. And as our current financial crisis began to unfold in 2008, policymakers did everything that those economists prescribed. Following John Maynard Keynes, President Bush and President Obama each offered a fiscal stimulus. The Federal Reserve maintained confidence in the financial system, increased the money supply, and lowered interest rates. The major industrial nations worked together, rather than at cross purposes as they had in the early 1930s. In other words, the government tried to do everything...
  • Hit-and-Run: Death in a 'Sanctuary City'

    11/11/2008 8:25:42 AM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 22 replies · 374+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | November 10, 2008 | David Paulin
    By David Paulin It was one of the strangest hit-and-runs police had ever seen in Austin, Texas. Early last September, officers answering a call at 4:19 a.m. found a young man dead along a highway. They surmised he was a motorcyclist. He was, after all, wearing motorcycle garb – a helmet, black-leather jacket, boots. A few hundred feet away, officers spotted a single skid mark running down the highway, and disappearing from sight. Oddly, no motorcycle could be found. A check of the victim's driver's license revealed his name: Eric M. Laufer. Laufer, 25, was a highly-regarded musician and...
  • Why Barack Obama Is Good For Israel

    11/04/2008 6:25:38 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 31 replies · 1,784+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | November 4, 2008 | Joel Leyden
    Why Barack Obama Is Good For Israel By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem --- November 4, 2008...... Israel by its very nature is a conservative nation. With the threat of terror attacks and war taking place at any moment, Israel deserves that status. So when many of my Facebook friends ask me how can I as an Israeli vote for Obama, I understand where they are coming from. Just Obama's name is enough to scare anyone walking the streets of Tel Aviv, Haifa or Jerusalem. And Barack Obama has had many friends in the past who helped create an...
  • College bans 'Christmas' and 'Easter' from calendar for fear of offending ethnic students

    09/15/2008 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 296+ views ^ | September 15, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A college has renamed the traditional Christmas and Easter breaks in a bid to avoid offending students from other religions. The college's new calendar shows that both of the traditional holiday periods have now been re-branded as 'end of term breaks'. Critics have complained that the decision by Yorkshire Coast College is nothing more than 'political correctness'. Tory MP Robert Goodwill said: 'I have heard that some people refer to the Christmas period as the Winterval, which is worse. This is absolutely barmy. 'We are a Christian country and, to be honest, religious tolerance in this country is about respecting...
  • Britain Adopts Islamic Law, Gives Sharia Courts Full Power to Rule on Civil Cases

    09/15/2008 9:59:02 AM PDT · by PeterFinn · 67 replies · 972+ views
    Fox News ^ | 15 Sept 2008 | Staff
    *Excerpt* Islamic law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases. The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence. Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through county courts or the country's High Court, a part of its Supreme Court system. Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims. Politicians and...
  • Netherlands Recognises Polygamous Marriages of Muslims

    08/15/2008 12:21:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies · 231+ views
    NIS News Bulletin ^ | August 12, 2008
    ROTTERDAM, 12/08/08 - Although polygamy is banned in the Netherlands, the marriages of Muslims who have several wives are recognised by Dutch authorities. Registrars in the major cities, in particular, record dozens of bigamous or polygamous marriages per year. These marriages are prohibited and an offence in the Netherlands. However, polygamous marriages that take place in countries where more than one wife is permitted, such as Morocco, are accepted, newspaper NRC Handelsblad reports. If immigrants with several wives settle in the Netherlands, the local authorities register all the marriages. However, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), where all marriages are...
  • You must be nicer to Muslims, Britain is told by UN human rights chiefs

    07/25/2008 6:07:10 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 40 replies · 115+ views ^ | 25th July 2008
    You must be nicer to Muslims, Britain is told by UN human rights chiefs By Mail Foreign Service Last updated at 8:34 AM on 25th July 2008 Britain was told yesterday by a United Nations committee to take firm action to combat 'negative public attitudes' towards Muslims. The nine-member human rights committee also criticised some of the UK's antiterror measures. The body, which is composed of legal experts, said it was concerned ' negative public attitudes towards Muslim members of society' continued to develop in Britain. Be nice: Britain has been told to take firm action and combat negative public...
  • Japan gripped by suicide epidemic

    06/19/2008 8:49:32 AM PDT · by mojito · 55 replies · 152+ views
    TimesOnline (UK) ^ | 6/19/2008 | Leo Lewis
    Japanese professionals in their thirties are killing themselves at unprecedented rates, as the nation struggles with a runaway suicide epidemic. Newly published figures show that 30,093 people took their own lives in 2007 — a 2.9 per cent increase in a year — leaving the country as the most suicide-prone anywhere in the developed world and rendering government efforts to combat the problem a failure. Suicide rates remained highest among men — at 71 per cent of the total — and very high among Japan’s rising population of over-60s. Geographically, most suicides took place in the prefecture of Yamanashi, where...
  • Religious trends and our religious future (UK will be Muslim nation in 30 years)

    05/28/2008 4:17:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies · 305+ views
    Church of England News ^ | 5/29/2008 | Unattributed
    If recent reports of trends in religious observance prove to be correct, then in some 30 years the mosque will be able to claim that, religiously speaking, the UK is an Islamic nation, and therefore needs a share in any religious establishment to reflect this. The progress of conservative Islam in the UK has been amazing, and it has come at a time of prolonged decline in church attendance that seems likely to continue. This progress has been enthusiastically assisted by this government in particular with its hard-line multi-cultural dogma and willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by...
  • Amsterdam Police Force Offers Its Officers Koran Subsidy

    05/26/2008 2:00:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 136+ views
    NIS News ^ | May 26 2008
    THE HAGUE, 27/05/08 - The Amsterdam police corps is giving its officers a discount if they buy the Koran translation of writer Kader Abdolah. Officers should thereby be encouraged to get a better insight into Islam, according to a corps spokesman. Abdolah says he translated the Koran to make the book accessible to the Dutch. The book of the Iranian-Dutch author was published at the end of last month by publisher De Geus. Officers who buy the book pay half price. The other half is paid out of the Amsterdam police budget. Officers are not obligated to read the book,...
  • Netherlands: Man moved on flight after Muslim woman request

    05/25/2008 7:28:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies · 95+ views
    Islam in Europe ^ | May 25 2008 | De Telegraaf
    Amsterdam CDA municipal council member Lex van Drooge was recently asked to move to a different seat on a KLM flight from Istanbul to Amsterdam, since the Muslim woman sitting next to him had objections about sitting next to a man. The council member had been a work-trip to Istanbul together with a group of Amsterdam politicians. He says that at beginning of the trip back he was asked by a stewardess to move elsewhere in the plane. Later it turned out this request was from his original headscarf wearing neighbor. Van Drooge says that apparently we don't know how...
  • Brigitte Bardot on trial for Muslim slur

    04/15/2008 10:45:29 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 158 replies · 20,981+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/15/2008 | Thierry Leveque
    PARIS (Reuters) - French former film star Brigitte Bardot went on trial on Tuesday for insulting Muslims, the fifth time she has faced the charge of "inciting racial hatred" over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers. Prosecutors asked that the Paris court hand the 73-year-old former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her 15,000 euros ($23,760) for saying the Muslim community was "destroying our country and imposing its acts." Since retiring from the film industry in the 1970s, Bardot has become a prominent animal rights activist but she has also courted controversy by denouncing Muslim...

    02/28/2008 6:25:40 AM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 848 replies · 515+ views
    Apprising Ministries ^ | January 16, 2008 | Ken Silva
    ROMAN CATHOLICISM: A DIFFERENT GOSPEL In their lust for unity the Emergent Church and post-evangelical “Protestants” are right now embracing the Roman Catholic Church as another Christian denomination. But the issue is simple: If, as taught the Church of Rome, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without “the new birth in baptism” then we are now in hopeless contradiction with the Gospel contained in Holy Scripture. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8) Speaking The Truth In...
  • ABC 7 Project Immigration: The Changing Face of Arlandria

    02/28/2008 1:29:16 PM PST · by 3AngelaD · 24 replies · 127+ views
    WJLA-TV Washington, D.C. ^ | Tue February 12, 2008
  • Basic court documents to be translated

    01/21/2008 10:05:51 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 15 replies · 228+ views ^ | 1-21-2008 | TANIKA COOPER
    The price: 20 cents per word. The project: 30,000 words. The total expenses: $25,669.50 The goal: Translate civil and self-represented litigant forms into Spanish, Vietnamese and Arabic to help eliminate language barriers new Americans face when dealing with Nebraska’s court system. The project, Nebraska Efforts to Ensure Equal Access to Justice, will help the court system serve those who don’t speak English — or those who speak limited English — in civil and self-represented court issues, said Liz Neeley, a project organizer. Before this project, perhaps a dozen court documents were translated into Spanish, said Neeley, project director for the...
  • 'We Want To Offer Sharia Law To Britain'

    01/19/2008 3:12:02 PM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 215+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-19-2008 | Clare Dwyer Hogg and Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    'We want to offer sharia law to Britain' By Clare Dwyer Hogg and Jonathan Wynne-Jones Last Updated: 9:22pm GMT 19/01/2008Page 1 of 3 Islamic courts meet every week in the UK to rule on divorces and financial disputes. Clare Dwyer Hogg and Jonathan Wynne-Jones report on demands by senior Muslims that sharia be given legal authorityAmnah is a modern British Muslim. She is dressed in a denim skirt and her head is covered in a hijab. Poised and self-assured, she has come to meet Dr Suhaib Hasan, a silver-bearded sheikh who sits behind his desk, surrounded by religious books. The...
  • Outcry As Muslim M&S Worker Refuses To Sell ‘Unclean’ Bible Book

    01/14/2008 5:35:33 PM PST · by Alouette · 106 replies · 313+ views
    Daily Express UK ^ | Jan. 14, 2008 | Martyn Brown
    A MUSLIM store worker refused to serve a customer buying a children’s book on Christianity because she said it was “unclean”. Shopper Sally Friday felt publicly humiliated at a branch of Marks & Spencer when she tried to pay for First Bible Stories as a gift for her young grandson. When she put the book on the check-out counter, the young assistant refused to touch it, declared it was unclean and summoned another member of staff to serve instead. Mrs Friday said she was so upset that she has now complained to the store’s management. Last night politicians and religious...
  • Illegal immigrants ready at EU's new border

    12/16/2007 10:32:32 AM PST · by BGHater · 13 replies · 322+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 16 Dec 2007 | Gethin Chamberlain
    The deputy commander of the European Union's new border post was anxious. "Is the camera switched on?" he whispered to his colleagues. Heads shook. "Sort it out," he ordered them quietly, not realising he was being overheard. An officer hurried down a corridor of the small brick building, on the frontier between Hungary and Ukraine, to switch on a television monitor and look busy. Moments later, as The Sunday Telegraph was escorted into his office, he was in front of his screen, panning the camera across the drab Hungarian countryside, apparently searching for illegal immigrants attempting to sneak in from...