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Friday, May 27, 2016

The head of a powerful Islamic council is refusing to back down from a proposal that make it legal for husbands to "lightly beat" their wives in Pakistan, despite ridicule and revulsion including calls that maybe the clerics should stand for their own gentle smack down.

Speaking to reporters, the chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology, Muhammad Kahn Sherani, said a "light beating" should be a last resort.

"If you want her to mend her ways, you should first advise her. … If she refuses, stop talking to her … stop sharing a bed with her, and if things do not change, get a bit strict," Sherani said, according to Pakistan's Express-Tribune newspaper.

If all else fails, he added, "hit her with light things like handkerchief, a hat or a turban, but do not hit her on the face or private parts."


Friday, May 13, 2016

A new study published recently in the Oncology Reports journal reveals that maple syrup can inhibit the growth and further invasion of human colorectal cancer cells.

The study is considered "provocative" because of numerous studies that implicate processed sugars as a cause of chronic disease and other health issues.

Even more interesting is a recent study that suggests that sugar not only feeds cancer cells but can even induce it, therefore proving that sugar has oncogenic properties.

Sugar may seem like a cut-and-dried substance because it's present in so many products and the word "sugar" is often used universally rather than naming the actual type of sugar being referred to. However, sugars like glucose, sucrose, and fructose all have very different properties.

Add this to the fact that food has gene-modulatory capabilities and it becomes more apparent that sugars, in all their diversity, can react in different ways in certain scenarios. read more


Today is Friday the 13th. Not only that it's also 2013. Numerologists everywhere are passing out from the tension. Many people of the superstitious sort consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky. There are people who wear good luck charms all day and some who go so far as to refuse to leave home, lest something unlucky happen to them.

Keeper-of-the-Grail

But many don't know that one legend of the origin of Friday the 13th as unlucky comes from the persecution of the Knights Templar in the 14th Century. On Friday, October 13th, 1307, King Philip IV of France, in league with Pope Clement V ordered all Templars to be rounded up and thrown in prison. The Knights were accused of numerous crimes including heresy and treason. For two hundred years the Knights Templar had been the most dominant force in Christendom, but after their defeat at the Siege of Acre and the loss of the Holy Land, their influence began to wane. read more


A toast to the imbibing spirit(s) of it all in the nefarious PC world, I offer my condolences.


A Palestinian child, Ahmad Manasra, 14, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder, despite a lack of evidence, a video showing him being severely beaten and insulted by a crowd shouting racial slurs, and video showing Israeli interrogators brutalizing and intimidating the crying child with no family member or lawyer present.

Manasra was 13 at the time of his arrest, and the Israeli court decided to allow the prosecution's request to delay his court hearing until January, when he turned 14 and was allowed, under Israeli law, to be tried as an adult. The Israeli Knesset used Manasra's case as an example when they voted several months ago to change the age at which a Palestinian child can be tried as an adult from 14 to 12.

Israeli children, in contrast, are considered ‘minors' until the age of 18. read more


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