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“”What specific response do you have when you read that a ten-year-old boy who fashioned his hand like a gun was charged and suspended from school for ‘level 2 lookalike firearm’?”
It’s obscene. It’s an obscene attempt to effectively brainwash an entire generation. We see this in fascism all the time, but in America the absurdity is that we do it in the name of saving the children. We effectively lie to people to get the same dynamic in.
It is a truly grotesque effort to create a society of frightened people.”
“So, here’s a list of basic climate change questions, and brief answers based upon what I know today. I might update them as I receive suggestions and comments. I will also be adding links to other sources, and some visual aids, as appropriate….”
“For yesterday’s International Women’s Day, Kiran Opal put together comments from a number of ExMuslim women now living in North America, in answer to some questions she posed (via b & w). There’s much powerful testimony to the particular difficulties faced by women growing up under Islam. In answer to the question To understand, for instance, here’s Maha:
Leaving Islam is a big deal. No, I didn’t kill anyone. What prompted my disownment was the fact that my parents are deluded and conservative Muslims. They are obsessed with concepts of honor, male privilege, “purity” of the woman (virginity, mostly), and their own pathetic images. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.
And it’s not just Muslims who are the problem. This, on Muslim privilege, from Taslima:
I no longer have the luxury of openly speaking about my beliefs and opinion of Islam without offending my family and friends. My family makes sense, because they are Muslim, but as an ex-Muslim woman, I am more or less culturally pressured into silence by a lot of American “progressive” friends who will openly tell me to “stop being so Ayaan Hirsi Ali”.”
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – March 3, 2014 – Several recent studies have generated a great deal of publicity for their claims that the warming climate is slowing the pace of the Gulf Stream. They say that the Gulf Stream is decreasing in strength as a result of rising sea levels along the East Coast.
However, none of the studies include any direct measurements of the current over an extended period to prove their point.