It’s time to examine some of the outrageous ways in which large, wealthy, powerful institutions systematically judge impoverished, oppressed, non-English-speaking refugees by the color of their skin, rather than the content of their character: Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade, who reviewed data from 10 elite colleges, writes in “No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal’’ that...
“Based on the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Canada and is therefore a ‘natural born Canadian,’ did he borrow unreported loans from C banks?”
Trump is now getting booed at his own rallies when he brings up birther theories:
The two victims, named only as Yasmine, 50, and Elisa, 37, under Germany privacy laws, came forward in a television interview to describe how the youths turned on them when they realised they were transgender.
“Within seconds they were pushing us around. It was only then that I realised what they were saying: ‘You sluts need to be stoned!’” Elisa told Sat1 television on Saturday evening.
“And that’s what they did. They grabbed gravel from the ground and threw it at us.”
But would the rape have been worse?
“Before that they tried to hit on us. For them, that’s OK. But when they realised we were transgender, they felt their honour was hurt. That’s why they snapped.”
“The Soviet program,” wrote Tom Wolfe in The Right Stuff, “gave off an aura of sorcery. The Soviets released practically no figures, pictures, or diagrams. And no names; it was revealed only that the Soviet program was guided by a mysterious individual known as ‘the Chief Designer.’
“But his powers were indisputable! Every time the United States announced a great space experiment, the Chief Designer accomplished it first, in the most startling fashion. In 1955 the United States announced plans to launch an artificial earth satellite by early 1958. The Chief Designer startles the world by doing it in October 1957. The United States announced plans to send a satellite into orbit around the sun in March of 1959. The Chief Designer does it in January 1959. ” For the first decade of the space race, the United States was in second place, trying desperately to catch up to the Soviets; 1966 was the year the U.S. took the lead. It was also the year the Chief Designer suddenly died. The Soviet space program never recovered. He died 50 years ago this week: January 14, 1966. He was one of the indisputable geniuses of the 20th century, but he’s almost as unknown today as when he died. His name was Sergei Pavlovich Korolev.
A bid to ban child marriage in Pakistan utterly failed, after the Council of Islamic Ideology declared the legislation “anti-Islamic” and “blasphemous.”
CII Chairman Mohammad Khan Sheerani reiterated in 2014 that girls can be married at age nine, so long as puberty is apparent, adding that attempts to revisit the issue are pointless and unnecessary.
“Parliament cannot create legislation that is against the teachings of the Holy Quran or Sunnah,” Sheerani said in 2014, according to The Express Tribune.
CII was created in 1962 with the express purpose of advising parliament on Islamic law.
CII is also known for calling to make DNA evidence inadmissible in rape cases as recently as 2013. What CII wanted instead is to bring back the old practice of bringing in four witnesses to support rape claims.
Haley is auditioning for the vice presidential nomination. She figures the Republican presidential nominee will be a conservative male not named Trump, and she will be best positioned for the vice presidency if she casts herself as a “moderate,” female, non-white, uniter-not-a-divider.
I’d heard that terrorists were against polio vaccination in Pakistan, but this is all a bit much:
A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people, most of them police, outside a polio eradication centre in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, the latest militant attack on the anti-polio campaign in the country.
The bomb blew up a police van that had just arrived at the centre to provide an escort for workers in a drive to immunize all children under five years old in the poor southwestern province of Baluchistan.
“It was a suicide blast, we have gathered evidence from the scene,” Ahsan Mehboob, the provincial police chief told Reuters.
Teams in Pakistan working to immunize children against the virus are often targeted by Taliban and other militant groups, who say the campaign is a cover for Western spies, or accuse workers of distributing drugs designed to sterilise children.
How do you convince a suicide bomber to die for polio??
Hillary trails Bernie in Iowa and New Hampshire, and has now seen her national lead cut to just 7?? Do the Democrats have Trump envy?
If TV reflects back your darkest fears, then the Western World is currently terrified of foreign invasion. Consider:
Are these shows, ostensibly about foreign military invasions, really just a politically acceptable way to vent fears about increased immigration?
Gas prices are already below $2 in some states, and might fall below $1 (!!) this year. So:
NRO’s John O’Sullivan hits the nail on the head:
…the founder of Islam imbued his new religion with a number of rules and practices that made it the formidable militaristic force that conquered an empire from Spain to India in its first 100 years and that is advancing in Africa and Asia today.
If we exclude divine favor as an explanation of this long advance, as Christians and post-Christian secularists presumably should, the rules that explain it include capital punishment for leaving Islam (a.k.a. apostasy), which is presumably a disincentive to doing so; strict rules for regular public prayer, which strengthen group solidarity; a privileged position for men over women, amounting in practice to ownership of them as either wives or concubines; a hierarchical structure within Islamic society that places Muslims in a position above non-Muslims in law, government, and social life; and a religious orthodoxy that endows Muslims with a general superiority (and sense of superiority) over others in non-Islamic societies.
Taken together, these rules help to shape a Muslim community that is cohesive, conscious of its separation from the rest of society, resistant to influences likely to undermine its cohesion, self-policing through its male members, and — because its sense of superiority is not reflected in its actual status either locally or globally — prey to resentment and hostility toward those whom it blames for its unjust subordination.
Despite the rapes of 379 women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve by more than 1,000 “migrants”, Germany’s policy of accepting refugees hasn’t changed at all. The country continues to receive about 3,200 refugees a day, mainly from Arabia and North Africa.
Over a million Middle-Eastern “refugees” were taken in by Germany last year. If the US were to take in an equivalent number proportional to our population, we would be flooded annually by 4 million people from the Middle East.
Given the numbers, Germany has almost certainly signed up for a major terrorist attack within a year.