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  • Germany’s interest in Adolf Hitler at record levels

    05/02/2014 11:57:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:38PM BST 02 May 2014 | Tony Patterson
    Germans are more interested in Adolf Hitler that at any time since the end of the Second World War, a new study has concluded. The German Media Control research group, which monitors broadcasting, found that documentaries about Hitler are aired twice a day on German television channels and that books and films about the Nazi leader are being produced in record numbers. It established that 242 programs dealing specifically with Hitler had been shown on television during the first four months of 2013, while 500 other films and documentaries that had dealt with the Nazi era in general had also...
  • The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

    03/04/2014 8:18:06 AM PST · by csvset · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 March 2014 | Vibeke Venema
    A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads. Arunachalam Muruganantham's invention came at great personal cost - he nearly lost his family, his money and his place in society. But he kept his sense of humour. "It all started with my wife," he says. In 1998 he was newly married and his world revolved around his wife, Shanthi, and his widowed mother. One day he saw Shanthi was hiding something from him. He was shocked...
  • National Geographic's disgusting TV promo aired on Memorial Day

    05/27/2013 5:18:33 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 16 replies
    National Geographic; Taboo ^ | May 27, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Watch commercial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QPU_FPgqiQ Another sick TV ad, this time brought to you by National Geographic. As if mocking American traditions wasn't bad enough, they had no choice but to air this on Memorial Day?
  • 'I've never liked my child' mother explains why she can't love her eldest daughter

    06/03/2011 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:12 PM on 3rd June 2011 | By Tamara Abraham
    For most mothers, the love they have for their child is unconditional. And if that wasn't the case, few would dare admit it. Which perhaps explains why a woman breaking that social taboo has chosen to write under a pseudonym. In an article published today in the latest issue of REDBOOK, the mother-of-two, who calls herself Jennifer Rabiner, confesses how she has never been able to love her eldest child.
  • Young Women Now Paid More than Young Men, Feminists Cheer Wage Supremacy

    09/01/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT · by Christian Cage · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Spearhead ^ | September 1 2010 | Welmer
    Belinda Luscomb, writing for feminist mouthpiece Time Magazine, exposes the fact that young women make more than young men in virtually all big cities in the United States. The triumphalism so clearly on display in the article shows the feminist claim that all they want is “equality” for the bald-faced lie that it is. No, they want supremacy, and they have demonstrated time and again that they will use the state to achieve it. In fact, it is through government interference that young women have gained the upper hand over men. Not only do public schools favor female learning styles,...
  • Art in America

    07/09/2010 10:45:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    The half-dozen contestants, 20-something aspiring artists all, enter the famous Phillips de Pury art auction house. Mr. de Pury himself ushers them into the special room where they are presented with a collection of paintings by Andres Serrano, the man who came to fame in 1989 with the ghastly painting, sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts, depicting a crucifix dunked in a jar of urine. They are hugely impressed. The final painting they are shown is just that -- the original "Piss Christ." They are in awe, quietly expressing their amazement at the talent. And then the door...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    05/12/2010 7:24:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 1,475+ views
    City Journal ^ | 05/12/10 | Claire Berlinski
    Claire Berlinski A Hidden History of Evil Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? Though Mikhail Gorbachev is lionized in the West, the untranslated archives suggest a much darker figure. In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism...
  • Cultural words too offensive

    08/08/2008 5:21:22 AM PDT · by normy · 19 replies · 131+ views
    vanity | 8-08-08 | normy
    Remember when certain words or phrases meant good things to Americans? Many of these words have been singled out by groups as hateful to other Americans so they have become taboo. I would like to see what kind of list of taboo words, phrases or figures who were once positive but which have become or are becoming outlawed by the thought police. If possible also post the group it would be offensive to and why.
  • Hillary's Assasination Remark (Morris says Hillary makes Obama assasination more likely!)

    05/24/2008 10:56:48 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 67 replies · 317+ views
    Dick Morris ^ | Dick Morris (and his wife)
    Everybody who has thought seriously about the Obama candidacy, including me and probably including the Senator himself, have reflected on the horrible possibility that he would be assassinated. One cannot think about Obama, the Kennedy-esque candidate without worrying about his safety. But we all observe the discipline of not raising the issue in public. We all worry that to do so would be to encourage some maniac to take a shot. Now Hillary has violated this unstated but heretofore universal taboo and brought up the possibility. That is not to say that she is hoping for a murder. But it...
  • Officials: 'Trans-Texas Corridor' a taboo, but need real

    03/28/2008 5:55:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 758+ views
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 28, 2008 | Gordon Dickson
    FORT WORTH -- The Trans-Texas Corridor is now so controversial, merely uttering the words in most political circles is taboo. "We're calling it a 'regional loop' because you can't say 'Trans-Texas Corridor' in the state of Texas anymore," said Michael Morris, transportation director for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. "The Trans-Texas Corridor is a lightning rod," he told visiting state representatives this week while explaining how the corridor would connect to regional highways by 2030. Opposition to the proposed construction of a $184 billion network of toll roads during the next 50 years is so strong statewide that...
  • Sexism, racism: which is more taboo?

    01/14/2008 1:36:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 211+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/08 | David Crary - ap
    NEW YORK - Expressions of sexism and racism emerging from the contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barak Obama have been blatant, subtle and perhaps sometimes imagined, and they are renewing the national debate over what is and isn't acceptable to say in public. Hillary Rodham Clinton's camp has perceived sexism in comments about her appearance and emotions. Supporters of Barack Obama have complained about racial overtones in remarks about his Muslim-sounding middle name, Hussein, and his acknowledged drug use as a young man. Beyond the back-and-forth between a white woman and a black man seeking the Democratic presidential nominaton,...
  • Pregnant in Sweden - I'll drink to that

    07/11/2007 9:25:16 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 46 replies · 2,500+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/11/2007 | Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius
    While recently awaiting the arrival of a new baby, Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius found herself not so much restricted by her bulging belly as by the opinions of those around her - especially when it came to alcohol consumption. Somehow my body became public property when I got pregnant. People I barely know elatedly rub my belly when they’d feel highly uncomfortable giving me a hug. Then there’s the rest of the public who feel it’s their prerogative to tell me what I am allowed to eat, drink and do. Cultural taboos vary country to country, yet you’d think that medical advice...
  • (Hillary) Clinton Fights To Keep Impeachment Taboo

    02/25/2007 3:48:18 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies · 2,176+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2-25-2007 | Anne E Kornblut
    Clinton Fights to Keep Impeachment TabooAfter Spat, Campaigns Know to Expect Swift Reprisal for Any Hint of the Scandal By Anne E. Kornblut Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, February 25, 2007 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new commandment for the 2008 presidential field: Thou shalt not mention anything related to the impeachment of her husband. With a swift response to attacks from a former supporter last week, advisers to the New York Democrat offered a glimpse of their strategy for handling one of the most awkward chapters of her biography. They declared her husband's impeachment in 1998 -- or,...
  • Generation of taboo breakers are a selfish lot

    09/08/2006 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Alkhin · 42 replies · 1,707+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald - Australia ^ | July 10, 2003 | Miranda Devine
    Women like Germaine Greer who want to age disgracefully forget why we need moral laws, writes Miranda Devine. Like Ken Park's director, Larry Clark, Germaine Greer deliberately provokes controversy with the cheapest trick. If there's a taboo left, she'll break it, and since one of the few remaining taboos in Western liberal democracies is pedophilia, that's the arena she's most recently entered. Her upcoming glossy book, The Boy, full of pictures of "ravishing" pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists, is an "art book", Greer, 64, told this newspaper last week. She wouldn't say exactly how young...
  • Bill to ban 'mom, dad' from texts advances

    05/04/2006 5:04:33 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 19,786+ views
    A bill requiring students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society and that would remove sex-specific terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks has passed another hurdle on the way to becoming the law of the land in California. Having already been approved by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 1437, which would mandate grades 1-12 buy books "accurately" portraying "the sexual diversity of our society," got the nod yesterday of the Senate Education Committee. The bill also requires students hear history lessons on "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to...
  • Pa. Cousins Try to Overcome Taboo of 'I Do'

    04/29/2005 7:15:28 PM PDT · by keving · 45 replies · 1,476+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2005 | Fredrick Kunkle
    <p>Love and Marriage: Pa. Cousins Try to Overcome Taboo of 'I Do'</p> <p>"ALTOONA, Pa.--Love comes in at the eye, the poet William Butler Yeats wrote, and so it was for Donald Andrews: One look, and he knew that he was in love, intensely in love.</p>
  • Thousands flock to the capital's sex expo(Mexico)

    02/14/2005 2:26:57 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 2,544+ views
    Express-News Mexico City Bureau ^ | 02/13/2005 | Dane Schiller
    MEXICO CITY — The first clue that this wasn't the usual trade conference was the human sign — a 99-percent naked guy slathered in green paint and the Spanish word for restroom written on his back. Sexual taboos are taking a beating here this week as the "Sex and Entertainment Expo" is in town, expected to draw 100,000 visitors over a four-day period ending today. Observers say the massive turnout — which rivals the number of seats at the recent Super Bowl in Florida —speaks to a new thirst for well-lighted, open places where people can discuss sex free of...
  • Germany breaks the Hitler taboo

    08/24/2004 1:23:22 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 42 replies · 4,537+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 24, 2004 | Kate Connolly
    A decades-long taboo was broken in Germany yesterday with the launch of a feature film in which Adolf Hitler appears for the first time in a central role, not as a ranting demagogue but as a soft-spoken dreamer. The Downfall is a huge shift from the previous tendency in German cinema to show Hitler only as a background figure or a character who does not appear on camera at all. Juliane Köhler as Eva Braun, Bruno Ganz as Hitler and Heino Ferch as Albert Speer It tells the story of the last 12 days of Hitler's life in his 25ft-deep...
  • The Last Taboo

    08/16/2004 6:22:18 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 24 replies · 1,228+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Aug, 16, 2004 | wretchard
    News that the Iraqi police have ordered all journalists out of Najaf and are enforcing it, strongly suggests that an operation against the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf is imminent. The bullet that whistled through the lobby of the Sea Hotel in Najaf yesterday, embedding shards of glass into a foreign reporter's cheek before lodging itself in an air-conditioning unit, carried an unmistakeable message: "Get out." ... In Najaf journalists were summoned yesterday morning by the city's police chief, Ghalab al-Jazeera. It was said that he wanted to parade some captured members of Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi army, who have launched...
  • Siblings fight law to marry!

    02/24/2004 6:36:30 PM PST · by vannrox · 42 replies · 484+ views
    News.com (Australian) ^ | 2-20-04 | Editorial Staff
    A WEST AUSTRALIAN couple who are brother and sister by adoption but unrelated by blood are battling a federal law preventing them from marrying. Kevin and Deborah Jefferies have been in love for at least 10 years and wish to get married, but under the Federal Marriage Act 1961 ? which prevents brothers and sisters from marrying ? their relationship is taboo. The couple became siblings on paper when their parents married and Kevin's father adopted Deborah and her sisters. "There's so many people who can get divorced so easily ? we can't even get married to start with," Kevin...
  • Rosie Sheds Tears As 'Taboo' Goes Dark

    02/09/2004 4:43:51 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 34 replies · 652+ views
    Rosie Sheds Tears As 'Taboo' Goes DarkShow Closes After Dismal Ticket Sales, Reviews POSTED: 1:24 PM EST February 9, 2004 UPDATED: 2:08 PM EST February 9, 2004 Rosie O'Donnell wiped tears away from her face minutes after the final performance of the Broadway musical "Taboo" over the weekend. The $10 million production was funded entirely by O'Donnell. It told the story of gender-bending pop star Boy George, but folded after three months of mediocre ticket sales and negative reviews. Fans shouted "Thank you, Rosie!" and held playbills and posters for her to sign. The former talk show host vowed that...
  • Merry something day, everyone!

    11/29/2003 5:21:21 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies · 435+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 27, 2003
    <p>The beautiful 70-foot pine tree that adorns the lawn of the Capitol, which is put up at this time every year, is covered in bright lights and decorations and has its own special lighting ceremony, is officially called (drum roll please) the "Capitol Holiday Tree."</p>
  • UK: Critics Give Boy George A Pasting

    11/16/2003 11:13:57 PM PST · by lainie · 12 replies · 180+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 11/14/2003
    The Boy George musical Taboo, a surprise hit in London, seems set for a short run in New York if the Big Apple’s critics are right. The show opened on Broadway last night and was described as “lost and bereft as a wet cod on a fishmonger’s slab” by a New York Post critic. The newspaper’s advance publicity for the show had so upset Boy George, who co-wrote and also stars in the musical based on his life, that the pop star banned its critic Michael Riedel from the opening night. “Fine,” said Riedel, "I’ll cover the closing next week.”...
  • ANOTHER ROSIE FLOPOLA: Boy George musical savaged in NY

    11/14/2003 3:16:58 PM PST · by Liz · 41 replies · 355+ views
    The Boy George musical Taboo, backed by the former chat show host Rosie O'Donnell, has opened to poor reviews in the US. The Broadway version, which tells the story of the pop star's life and stars George as performance artist Leigh Bowery, opened on Monday. The New York Times said the musical was "a disastrously overcrowded tableau of a show". The Washington Post and The USA Today also slated the production. The Post described it as "a production with such an acute case of meaning-deprivation that you almost forget what's happening as it's happening". The American national paper USA Today...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Causes 'Taboo' Upset?

    07/24/2003 11:30:16 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 31 replies · 410+ views
    IMDB.com ^ | 7-24-03
    Actress Rosie O'Donnell has reportedly caused upset with her "insane" behavior on the set of the Broadway stage show she's producing. The former talk show queen is helming a production of popstar Boy George's 80s musical Taboo, which has already been a huge stage hit in London. However, according to the Pagesix website, O'Donnell's bizarre antics have left the crew bewildered. A source says, "They had this creative meeting at a studio on 42nd Street on Friday afternoon and it was a freakish nightmare. Rosie looked around at everyone on the creative team, pounded her fist on a table and...
  • Radio Talk-Show Host Names Kobe Bryant's Accuser

    07/22/2003 7:26:27 PM PDT · by Recourse · 96 replies · 704+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 22, 2003 | Dan Whitcomb
    Radio Talk-Show Host Names Kobe Bryant's Accuser Tue July 22, 2003 09:53 PM ET By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 19-year-old woman who accused Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant of rape was named on Tuesday by a nationally syndicated talk-show host and on the Internet, pushing her into the spotlight despite pleas for privacy from her family. Rape counselors and mental health experts were outraged by the exposure of the young Colorado woman, saying that a victim of sexual assault would be further traumatized by public scrutiny. "That's like being raped again," if her accusations against Bryant...
  • All Het Up: Dusty Baker Has Nature on His Side

    07/15/2003 12:32:41 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 252+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2003 | JON ENTINE
    <p>Is the ghost of Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder out for revenge? One might think so given the brouhaha over Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker's recent observation that "blacks and Latins take the heat better than most whites."</p> <p>In 1998, Snyder, a bookie turned football commentator, was asked why blacks had risen to such prominence in sports. Snyder opined that blacks could naturally "jump higher and run faster" because of their "high thighs and big size." All hell broke loose. The NAACP called for Snyder's scalp. A few days later CBS handed it over.</p>