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Monday, 30 March 2015

It’s a dog’s life!

Dear Readers:
One of our regular contributors sent this in on the weekend.
This is quite a contraption built just for a dog’s enjoyment ……., or is it for ours?
Hope you enjoy it!

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It’s against the law, bunky!

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Coming soon to a city near you ………,stupid laws and regulations!
Yup, they’re doing it in England and the States, BUT, we got them all beat!!
In England, Councils creating ‘bizarre new criminal offences’
A campaign group has criticised a new law which allows councils to ban activities such as begging in public. Credit: PA Wire
A new law which allows councils to ban activities in public spaces is leading to “bizarre new criminal offences”, campaigners claim.
Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, local authorities can use public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) to ban certain activities.
But the Manifesto Club – which campaigns against heavy regulation – said the Act allowed authorities to “ban pretty much anything” and create a “patchwork of criminal law”.
PSPOs have been used to enforce the following new laws:
  • In Colchester, it is now a crime to drive into a retail park after 6pm unless the motorist is using the facilities
  • It is a crime to have an open container of alcohol in Cambridge
  • In Poole, people are banned from begging in certain areas
  • Lincoln City Council has banned the consumption of alcohol and legal highs in public spaces in the city centre
  • Under-21s are banned from entering a tower block in Oxford unless they are a visitor or live there
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Motorists in Colchester have been banned from entering a retail park after 6pm unless they are using the facilities. Credit: PA Wire
Another four PSPOs are out for public consultation and 19 are under consideration across the country.
These include potential bans on: amplified music, unlicensed busking, begging, rough sleeping, pigeon feeding, drinking, loitering around cash machines and the sale of lucky charms and heather.
Josie Appleton, director of the Manifesto Club, said: “These orders will turn town and city centres into no-go zones for homeless people, buskers, old ladies feeding pigeons, or anyone else whom the council views as ‘messy’.
“It is astonishing that in the 21st century you could be punished for the crime of selling a lucky charm, ‘loitering’, or failing to leave a retail park within 20 minutes. This looks like a return to the meddling and moralism of 19th-century by-laws.”
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Street drinking has been banned in some areas as part of the law. Credit: PA Wire
Authorities say the new laws – designed to restrict anti-social behaviour and improve quality of life for residents – appear to be working and were backed by
Colchester said the ban on driving into a retail park after 6pm was necessary to prevent anti-social car meets and nuisance motorists “having a detrimental impact on the quality of life for local residents”.
Oxford City Council said it banned people under the age of 21 from entering a tower block because the “unacceptable behaviour of a few has caused a great deal of misery”.
Lincoln Council leader Ric Metcalfe said the authority realised action needed to be taken to tackle the problem with street drinking and legal highs.
http://www.itv.com/news/2015-03-30/councils-creating-bizarre-new-criminal-offences/
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O.K. that was England, (We are not even going to look at the stupid stuff in the United States) instead let’s see what Canadians have to contend with!
Our staff at the Naked News Department has compiled a list:
17865-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Nude-Middle-Aged-Cacuasian-Woman-With-Black-Curly-Hair-Preparing-To-Take-A-Shower-You’d be surprised to learn what’s against the law in Canada. For example, recently a Toronto businessman found that to sell edible underwear in his ‘Adult Entertainment’ store, he’d need a food license. Who knew?
-Locally, a Petrolia city rep says this unusual law simply aims to limit excessive noise between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., but according to Article 3, 772.3.6 on the town’s website, “Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited at all times.” Keep your enthusiasm to yourself, folks.
1144045-Cartoon-Of-A-Chorus-Line-Of-Naked-Men-Dancing-The-Can-Can-Royalty-Free-Vector-Clipart-According to the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (which dates back to the time of prohibition and bootleggers), you can only legally move a bottle of booze from one province to another with the permission of the provincial liquor control board. The situation changed on May 28th, 2012, allowing you to legally move wine, but little else. Guess your moonshining days are over, eh boys?
-Since 1973, the only noise-makers Sudbury cyclists can attach to their bikes are bells and horns. Breaking noise bylaws in Sudbury can lead to fines up to $5,000. Who attaches a siren to their bike, anyways?
1059518-Royalty-Free-Vector-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Rear-View-Of-A-Quartered-Man-It’s Illegal to Skinny Dip in Bancroft, Ont. Travel writer Melanie Chambers highlighted this unusual bylaw ban, and it may well still be on the books. Either way, be sure to get you skivvies on before you get your skinny on.
-Don’t Pay With too Much Change! While it won’t make you a law breaker, according to Canada’s Currency Act of 1985 there are limits to the number of coins you can use in a transaction. Now that we’ve put the kibosh on the old penny, are you accumulating nickels? If it’s nickels, vendors can say no to any purchase over $5, while the loonie limit is $25.
74416-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Pleasantly-Plump-Woman-Covering-Her-Nude-Body-Taxi Drivers Can’t Wear a T-Shirt in Halifax, N.S. According to Halifax’s Regional Municipality Bylaws for Taxis and Limousines, number 42 a) stipulates drivers must wear shoes and socks, keep their attire in neat and tidy condition at all times, and absolutely cannot wear a t-shirt. Looks like summer is a whole lot hotter for cabbies in Halifax.
It Was Illegal for Non-Dark Soft Drinks to Contain Caffeine Sprite, Mountain Dew and other non-dark soft drinks couldn’t contain caffeine, but that all changed in March 2010 with the advent of “energy drinks” like Redbull. Now you can have caffeine in soft drinks like orange and grape soda, however there is a limit, and it’s still lower than colas.
1045316-Royalty-Free-RF-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Cartoon-Cold-Featherless-Chicken-It’s Illegal to Build Big Snowmen in Souris, P.E.I. – Souris, P.E.I. is well-known to summer visitors for its curious ‘Singing Sands’ Beach, but few know of a local law that warns residents against building monstrous snowmen. If you live on a corner lot it’s against the law to built a snowman taller than 30-inches. Fear of Frosty’s revenge, much?
-Get Your Margarine out of Here! Few may remember this, but thanks to lobbying by dairy farmers it was illegal to sell butter-coloured margarine in Ontario until 1995. In fact, margarine was altogether banned in Canada from 1886 to 1948 (there was a brief reprieve during WW1)
1057885-Royalty-Free-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Hairy-Nude-Shy-Man-Covering-Himself-Up-With-His-Arms-You Can’t Just Jump in the Lake in Toront0. According to the Toronto Port Authority, you can’t swim anywhere in the harbour that has not been designated as a swimming area by the City of Toronto. So, if you’re out on a boat and want to cool off, keep this in mind. Historically, there was also a law that you couldn’t swim in Toronto Harbor in ‘less than-seemly’attire. Travel writer Mark Stevens pointed out this ruling: “When the nude beach at Hanlon’s opened Police were ticketing using this bylaw.” That law has been updated, and you can now officially swim naked IF you are at the nude beach.
Keep Your Comics Clean
-Our ‘Spidey Sense’ just started tingling! The way Canadian law currently stand, “Everyone commits an offence who… (b) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation a crime comic.”
Project1-Clotheslines Were Banned Talk about being hung out to dry! Many Canadian communities long restricted the use of clotheslines because they just didn’t like the look of them. Now because of increased energy consciousness the provincial government has stepped in with a ruling that overrides neighbourhood regulations.
-Keep Your Kids at Home in St. Paul, Alta. St. Paul residents don’t have to worry about their kids sneaking out late at night. It’s against the law for anyone 15 or younger to loiter in a public place without supervision of a parent or guardian between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Take that, whippersnappers!
http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/13-strange-canadian-laws-you-never-knew-existed#B5Yv5r24g9k9rCxz.97

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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sunday Morning Funnies #897


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Eleven people were hanging on a rope, under a helicopter, 10 men and 1 woman.
The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave; otherwise they were all going to fall.
They weren’t able to choose that person, until the woman gave a very touching speech.
She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general,and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return.
As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping . . …. . . .
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A painter by the name of Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist.
Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to the town of Doolin in County Clare, to get him to paint their likenesses.
One day, a beautiful young English woman arrived at his house in a stretch limo and asked if he would paint her in the nude.
This being the first time anyone had made such a request he was a bit perturbed, particularly when the woman told him that money was no object; in fact, and she was willing to pay up to 5,000 Euro.
Not wanting to get into any marital strife, he asked her to wait while he went into the house to confer with Mary, his wife.
In a few minutes he returned. “T’would be me pleasure to paint yer portrait, missus,” he said.”
The wife says it’s okay. “I’ll paint ya in da nude alright, but I have to at least leave me socks on so I have a place to wipe me brushes.”
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An Engineer from India Could Not Find A Job, So He Opens A Clinic, And Puts A Sign Outside That Says
“Get Treatment For $50, If Not Cured Get Back $100 “.
A Doctor Thinks This Is A Good Opportunity To Show Up The Engineer And Earn A Quick $100. And So He Visits The Clinic.
Doctor: “I Have Lost My Sense Of Taste“ .
Engineer: “Nurse, Bring The Medicine From Box No 22 And Place 3 Drops In The Patient’s Mouth” .
Patient (Doctor): Spits Out The Medicine And Says “This Is Not Medicine, It’s Gasoline”.
Engineer: “Congrats.. You Have Your Taste Back ..That Will Be $50“.
Doctor Gets Annoyed, And Returns After Several Days To Recover His Money.
Doctor : “I Have Lost My Memory And Can’t Remember A Thing“ .
Doctor Leaves, But After Several Days Angrily Returns For One Last Try.
Doctor : “My Eyesight Has Become Weak“ .
Engineer : “Well I Don’t Have Any Medicine For That. Take This $100 “.
Doctor : “But This Is a $50 Note“.
Engineer : “Congratulations, Your Eyesight Has Gotten Better. ..That Will be $50“.
Engineer : “Nurse, Bring Medicine From Box No 22 And Put 3 Drops In Patient’s Mouth“.
Doctor: “This Medicine Is For The Sense Of Taste” Protests The Doctor.
Engineer : “Congrats. Your Memory Is Back.. ..That Will Be $50“.
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19 recommendations from men to women!
  1. Never buy a ‘new’ brand of beer because ‘it was on sale.’
  2. If we’re in the backyard and the TV in the den is on, that doesn’t mean we’re not watching it.
  3. Don’t tell anyone we can’t afford a new car. Tell them we don’t want one.
  4. Whenever possible please try to say whatever you have to say during commercials.
  5. Only wearing your new lingerie once does not send the message that you need more. It tells us lingerie is a bad investment.
  6. Please don’t drive when you’re not driving.
  7. Don’t feel compelled to tell us how all the people in your stories are related to one another: We’re just nodding, waiting for the punchline.
  8. The quarterback who just got pummeled isn’t trying to be brave. He’s just not crying. Big difference!
  9. When the waiter asks if everything’s okay, a simple ‘Yes’ is fine.
  10. What do you mean, ‘leering?’ She’s obstructing my view.
  11. When I ask, ‘How many guys have you slept with?’ It would be much appreciated if you did not answer honestly.
  12. When I’m turning the wheel and the car is nosing onto the off-ramp, saying ‘Oh, this is our exit, Honey’ is not really necessary.
  13. When you’re not around, I belch so loudly that I even appall myself.
  14. The temperature in the cave will be my responsibility. It will be slightly to moderately cooler than you want it.
  15. SportsCenter starts at 10:00 P.M. and runs one hour. This is an excellent time for you to pay bills, put laundry in the dryer, or talk to your sister.
  16. Is it too much to ask to have the bra match the underwear?
  17. If we see you in the morning and at night, why call us at work?
  18. You probably don’t want to know what we’re thinking about.
  19. It’s in neither your interest nor ours to take the Cosmo quiz together!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Saturday Morning Confusion #884

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Ya see this house in Vancouver, bunky?
Well that house would sell for around $217,700 here in London, Ontario.
BUT, it sold for TEN TIMES that price in Vancouver!
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A Vancouver real estate agent who has just sold a home for $567,000 over its published listing price says that underlisting is an accepted selling strategy in the real estate market.
“If the product’s right, the timing’s right and the inventory is right, it’s the right strategy,” Paul Eviston told CBC News.
Nevertheless, Eviston said, he would hesitate from using the term “underlisted” in the case of the home at 65 E 26th Ave., originally listed at $1.6 million, which sold for $2,167,000.
“I wouldn’t call it underlisted,” he said. “I would call it strategically listed to garner the interest level that we wanted to get the result that we got.”
Sitting two blocks west of Main Street — both a physical and psychological divide — the home is in an area where prices often exceed $2 million, but the selling price was still a record high, Eviston said.
“It was the highest price per square foot ever achieved for an East Vancouver home,” he said.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-house-sells-for-567k-over-listed-price-1.3012604?cmp=rss
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Hundreds of millions of homes and businesses around the world will go dark Saturday night as part of Earth Hour, an annual event meant to raise awareness about climate change and the environment.
Now in its ninth year, Earth Hour encourages individuals and organizations around the world to turn off all of their non-essential lights for one hour. This year, it’s scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 28.
Organizers say Earth Hour has become the world’s largest grassroots movement in support of the environment, and it has continued to grow with each passing year. More than 7,000 cities and towns in 162 countries and territories took part in Earth Hour in 2014. This year, the group behind the campaign says 172 countries are expected to take part.
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Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the Islamic State had taken over the real-life version of Luke Skywalker’s home planet, Tatooine. This is not accurate. ISIS fighters have not torn down the Mos Eisley Cantina and are not currently stomping through the historic streets where a young Jedi’s destiny was born such a long time ago.
sisyiso2jfjnig3jvbkaThe story appears to have spun out from this CNN report, which explained that arms caches formerly belonging to Muammar Gaddafi’s Libyan regime had been found in Tunisia, the country where Star Wars’ desert scenes were filmed. Although the weapons weren’t directly linked to IS, Tunisian officials are reportedly anxious about the group’s operations in Libya.
The Tunisian city of Tataouine, which has allegedly become a waypoint for IS fighters coming and going from their Libyan bases, is the inspiration and namesake of George Lucas’s desert planet. But here are two important facts about Tataouine, reflected in a couple of corrections on The Guardian’s website:
This article was amended on Thursday 26 March to reflect that Star Wars was not filmed in Tataouine, but in desert locations in Tunisia.
This article was further amended on 27 March. Tunisian tourist officials have denied there is any danger and say that the area is patrolled by 1,500 troops.”
So, assuming the officials’ statement is accurate, it seems Tataouine isn’t actually the wretched hive of scum and villainy it was initially made out to be. And IS hasn’t taken over the actual Star Wars sets—located in Matmata, Tozeur, and on the island of Djerba—either.
You can go about your business, nerds who didn’t care about the Islamic State’s activities until they (reportedly) ruined your childhood. Move along. These are not the droids you’re looking for.
http://antiviral.gawker.com/isis-didnt-invade-star-wars-set-remains-committed-to-e-1694120495
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Prophets-on-ParadeIn a recent video (sadly not embeddable), self-proclaimed Christian “prophets” Rebecca Greenwood and traditional straight-married couple Cindy and Mike Jacobs compared notes on how exactly their God-given gifts of prophecy work. It was pretty impressive, and we had no idea how trying the work of prophecy could be!
Greenwood said one of the first manifestations of her prophetic gift was her childhood prediction that “killer bees” from Africa would someday invade the United States, which really is something, considering she appears to be in her 40s and that Africanized honeybees were introduced to South America in the late 1950s — there were several terrible “killer bee” movies in the mid 1970s. AMAZING! John Belushi was apparently a prophet, too!
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In addition, God has given her the ability to see the plots of movies before they actually play out, which is certainly a nice gift and very useful:
And I’m really good at going to movies. And I didn’t know why. And lots of times, we could be sitting, watching a movie, and I’d look at Greg even before I understood I was a prophet, and I’m like, ‘This is gonna happen. This is gonna happen. This is gonna be the outcome,” she explained. “And lots of times, he would tell me, ‘Don’t tell me what’s gonna happen at the movie. If you understand before it’s happening, I don’t wanna know before it happens’.”
We’ve had the same experience ourselves, usually with some asshole a couple rows back. It almost makes you wonder why she even bothers going to see movies at all, since God has already gifted her with knowing how they end, doesn’t it?
Ms. Jacobs, who believes she saved Ronald Reagan’s life by preventing an assassination attempt through prayer — not the actual time Reagan was shot, mind you, but a time that we’ve never heard of because, duh, it was prevented by her prayer — was a bit disappointed that her gift of prophecy doesn’t help her with Dollar Movie Night, but her husband Mike is pretty good at it:
“You know, my gift doesn’t work like that at movies, and I don’t go to that many, but Mike’s does. And I hate that! I go, ‘Now, I do not wanna know the outcome,’ you know, I deal with nations…”
“And that’s not prophetic with me,” Mike Jacobs said over her.
Cindy Jacobs then replied, “Oh, he doesn’t know. He’s very prophetic.”
Read more at http://wonkette.com/581036/god-gives-lady-gift-of-prophecy-to-save-the-world-predict-how-movies-end#TqhUKzgZqbOmHXQZ.99
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In this age of $30 shampoo, $50 sunscreen, and $200 face cream, would you pay $20 for a small tube of toothpaste?A Silicon Valley startup hopes you will.
The company, started by Berkeley and Stanford graduates, says it has invested 12 years into research and development of a product called Livionex.
One 1.7 ounce tube of this dental gel retails for $20.
The company’s CEO, Amit Goswamy, said of the thinking behind their product, “Traditional toothpaste was invented in 1873. There hasn’t been a lot innovation in plaque reduction since then.”
The problem, according to Goswamy, is that traditional toothpaste is primarily an abrasive to rub plaque off your teeth; think of those grainy counter cleaners that scour stains off of surfaces.
Livionex, which does not contain fluoride, is described by Goswamy as more like nail polish remover that detaches plaque from the teeth.
“We actually look at it from a chemical perspective because it aids the brushing and removes plaque much better,” Goswamy said. “Because the plaque is actually repelled from the teeth, we break the molecular bonds beyond between plaque and your teeth so the plaque basically falls off.”
The company has funded a few small studies, most notably one conducted by the University of California at Irvine on 25 subjects, some of whom used Livionex for three weeks.
Goswamy says the Livionex users showed more than a two-fold reduction in plaque, gingivitis and gum bleeding as compared to those who used a traditional toothpaste.
I’ve been trying Livionex for a few days and the first thing you notice is how a dental gel differs from toothpaste. It doesn’t foam. It is minty and your mouth feels fresh afterwards.
I noticed that my teeth felt smooth and clean afterwards like when I brush with regular toothpaste. But what has impressed me is that for the rest of the day my teeth felt cleaner for longer. They even felt smoother in the morning when I woke up after brushing them eight hours prior.
The American Dental Association commented on the new dental gel in a statement provided to ABC News.
“The American Dental Association welcomes research that can lead to innovations in dental products intended to improve the dental health of the public. The American Dental Association (ADA) is aware of the limited data that has been published about Livionex dental gel.” The statement continued, “Livionex may hold promise, but the publicly reported data was drawn from sample sizes of 25 or less people. Initial research results on any sort of product be it oral care, pharmaceutical, etc., may or may not be replicated when further studies are conducted and published in peer-reviewed journals. Product claims regarding effectiveness at preventing disease should be evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the regulatory agency responsible for protecting the public’s health.”
When I asked Goswamy about the ADA’s statement, the Livionex CEO says the company and the ADA share a common goal.
“We would like to work with the ADA because both of us have the same goal: better oral health in America,” Goswamy said.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/silicon-valley-startup-creates-20-toothpaste/story?id=29949822

Friday, 27 March 2015

Crash!

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Dear Readers:
Your often confused reporter doesn’t understand what is going on with that plane crash in the French Alps.
What I mean is that when a person kills 150 people as well as himself, they usually call it him mass-murderer!
But, this co-pilot on that crashed plane did the same thing, and they are only calling it a “suicide!”
Doesn’t make much sense …….., does it!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

U.S. Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites!

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Remember the big kerfuffle because the Republicans in the States claimed Obama was ineligible to be President because he was born in Nigeria, or Slobvania, or somewhere else ……… anywhere except the United States? (Wrong, and that asshole Donald Trump is STILL going on about that!)
Well kids, apparently what’s good for the goose is not good for the gander!
Republican Ted Cruz is running for President and he was 100% born in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA!
Seems that it’s not important this time around!!!!
(Or Canada is just a much nicer country!)
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Seems the co-pilot on that crashes Airbus 320 locked the pilot out of the cockpit and then flew the plane into a mountain.
Now all we need to know is if the guy was a Muslim!
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On February 11, a 20-year-old college student named Ozgecan Aslan was riding in a minibus in the southern Turkish town of Mersin. When she was the last passenger still aboard the bus, the driver allegedly pulled over and attempted to rape her. As she fought him off, he allegedly bludgeoned her with a crowbar, stabbed her to death, and cut off her hands to hide the evidence.
The murder caused a nationwide outpouring of anger over the treatment of women in Turkey, a country that has long struggled with high rates of gender-based violence relative to European countries. As Christina Asquith, a journalist in Istanbul, noted in The New York Times, 27 Turkish women were killed in January alone, a 20-percent increase over the same period last year. In the days after Aslan’s death, women marched across Ankara, Istanbul, and Mersin holding signs that read, “Enough, we will stop the murder of women!” Twitter soon erupted with the hashtags #OzgecanAslan and #sendeanlat, or “you must also tell.” More recently, the #OzgecanAslan campaign has been used to draw attention to killings of women in Afghanistan and other parts of the world.
Activists say Turkish men routinely face relatively mild penalties when caught injuring or killing women. “In 2014,” Asquith pointed out, “a man in eastern Turkey who stabbed his wife multiple times was given a reduced sentence after he argued she was wearing ‘provocative’ leggings and speaking with another man.” Some claim that government officials are propping up a patriarchal culture that regards women as second-class citizens. In response to Aslan’s murder, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “encouraged men generally to protect women from harm, since women were ‘entrusted to men by God,’” according to Istanbul-based journalist Emily Feldman. A 2013 Hurriyet Daily News survey found that 34 percent of Turkish men think violence against women is “occasionally necessary,” while 28 percent say violence can be used to discipline women.
Even Turkish immigrants in Europe and elsewhere occasionally hew to these convictions, as Michael Scaturro wrote in The Atlantic. “We grew up in Eastern Anatolia hearing that when a woman makes a mistake, she is always wrong. That it’s even okay to kill her,” one 40-year-old Turkish man told Scaturro in Berlin. “And some people in our community still believe this.”
A 2010 video created by the Turkish anti-violence group Mor Cati, or Purple Roof, attempted to raise awareness of violence toward women in a public way:

The group placed large posters of women jumping for joy, their arms and legs splayed out beyond the frame’s borders, all around Istanbul. The text next to the women reads, “I want to live in freedom.”
The organization then set up hidden video cameras, which purport to show male passersby kicking and ripping off the cutouts’ arms and legs. Underneath their missing limbs, the text reads, “Not violence.”
“The women in the posters were subjected to violence,” the video creators say, “just like at home.”
The clip has been making the rounds again on Facebook in the wake of Aslan’s death. A Turkish version on the page of Karabuk University (posted shortly before the attack on Aslan) garnered more than 2 million views.
All of the standard caveats apply here: We don’t know if any female pedestrians took a swing at the posters, or what percentage of the images were vandalized. We certainly shouldn’t assume that lashing out at an art project has any correlation to wife-beating. And it’s worth noting that in the aftermath of Aslan’s death, groups of Turkish men have taken to the streets, too, with some wearing miniskirts to symbolize their rejection of traditional gender norms.
Still, in the video it’s startling to see how little some of the men hesitate before beating up the images. The viewer is forced to wonder why they don’t give it a second thought.
After Aslan’s death, Mor Cati published a long blog post condemning gender inequality in Turkey. “You cannot assess Ozgecan’s rape and murder as independent from male violence and politicians who … distinguish between ‘chaste’ and ‘unchaste’ women,” the group wrote. “You cannot analyze rape by isolating it from its male perpetrator and patriarchy.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/domestic-violence-against-women-video-turkey/388544/
(And this country wants to join the E.U?)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Naked Truth!

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A Charlotte man who has continually irritated his neighbors by standing naked in the front door of his home has exposed a state law that local prosecutors want to change.
North Carolina law says a person can’t expose himself in a place where the public has access. But CMPD spokesman Rob Tufano told The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/1BhqTzq) that police want to change that, making it clear that it’s unlawful for a person to expose himself if he can be seen from a public place.
Capt. Rod Golding said he had met with the district attorney’s office and that there might be a way to prosecute Gerard Leeper under existing law. Golding said officers have also talked with Leeper’s family members about getting counseling for him.
Neighbors in the north Charlotte neighborhood where Leeper lives released some of their frustrations at a homeowners meeting at a neighborhood church Monday night. Police officers attended the meeting.
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Are ya tired of winter by now bunky?
(That is, unless you live in Vancouver or Victoria!)
Well get a load of this.
Prepare for a spring that’s about 30 seconds shorter than last year’s, which was 30 seconds shorter than the one before.
The changing length of the season is related to the tilt of the Earth’s axis, LiveScience reports.
It’s a matter of what’s known as precession, or the way the axis wobbles.
The summer solstice occurs, as the Smithsonian explains, when the northern hemisphere is most tilted toward the sun.
Precession changes exactly when that occurs, meaning it comes a little bit earlier each year.
Read more: http://www.wbzt.com/articles/weird-news-104673/each-year-spring-is-a-tiny-13434037#ixzz3VPIjVWci
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SPEAKING OF WINTER!
While the West Coast has had a beautiful winter……………… not so the people in the Maritimes!

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We have all tried throwing a piece of food up in the air and catching it with our mouths. Some of us have that talent; some of us should stick to the fork.
Well, for this furry friend, he should probably stick to eating out of the bowl! In this new viral video, Fritz the Golden is having some trouble catching the food that his owner is throwing to him! The video is adorable and funny all in one!

Read more: http://www.b100wobb.com/articles/weird-news-104673/this-golden-retriever-is-pawful-at-13436648/#ixzz3VPN5pG2K

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Safari!

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A Husband and wife were on safari:
Wife- If that cheetah catches that deer and kills it, I’m going to be absolutely heartbroken.
Husband- that’s nature. Don’t go against it. Cheetah has to kill it to eat and survive.
Wife- do something.
Husband – what can I do?
Wife- if the deer dies I’ll call my mother and make her stay with us for the rest of our lives!
To know what happened next, watch the attached video.

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Brace for impact!

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I just got this in the mail.
It’s a video of how that passenger jet landed in the Hudson river.
Really good computer animation.