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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sky News: A convicted killer due to be hanged for murder has been spared after the victim's mother had a last-minute change of heart. The 18-year-old victim's parents were expected to kick away the chair supporting the condemned man, named as Balal, at the public execution and send him to his death. But once he was blindfolded and the noose put around his neck, she instead slapped his face and said she forgave him. The father of the victim, Abdolghani Hozzeinzad, then removed the noose from around the man's neck as the convict's own mother ran up to embrace the woman who had saved her son. The two women stood and sobbed in each other's arms.


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

"Our study has shown that Austrian adults who consume a vegetarian diet are less healthy (in terms of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), have a lower quality of life, and also require more medical treatment.

"Therefore, a continued strong public health program for Austria is required in order to reduce the health risk due to nutritional factors."


Monday, March 03, 2014

Phys.Org: An international team of marine biologists has found mesopelagic fish in the earth's oceans constitute 10 to 30 times more biomass than previously thought.

UWA Professor Carlos Duarte says mesopelagic fish – fish that live between 100 and 1000m below the surface – must therefore constitute 95 per cent of the world's fish biomass.

"This very large stock of fish that we have just discovered, that holds 95 per cent of all the fish biomass in the world, is untouched by fishers," he says.

"They can't harvest them with nets.

"In the 21st Century we have still a pristine stock of fish which happens to be 95 per cent of all the fish in oceans. read more


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

An ambitious organization called the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is seeking to provide free web access to every person on Earth in a project dubbed the Outernet. MDIF plans to launch hundreds of satellites into orbit by 2015 and say the project could provide unrestricted Internet access to countries where web access is censored, including China and North Korea. At the prospect of telecoms operators trying to shut the project down before it gets off the ground, project lead SyedKarim said, "We will fight ... and win." read more


Saturday, February 15, 2014

RT: Italy's constitutional court has overturned a law equating cannabis with cocaine and heroin, a decision could see 10,000 people released from the country's jails. The court ruled the law was "illegitimate," without elaborating further. The law, passed by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in 2006, has been blamed for Italy's swelling prison population, as sentences for selling, growing or possessing marijuana effectively tripled. Italian prisons are operating beyond capacity, with 62,000 inmates residing in facilities meant to house 48,000. The prisoners' rights group Antigone claims that 40 percent of all inmates are currently serving sentences for drug crimes. Following Friday's verdict, the previous drug law and its far more lenient sentencing regime automatically takes effect.


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I'm very sure there are a few, but the majority of the ones you are probably thinking voted against Obama because he is black actually voted against him because he's far Left.

Is this your assumption? Do you know anyone who voted that way?

Obama is far Left and has lately proven himself incompetent. That's why the low approval rating.

I believe you truly believe that. And I'm sure you voted against him fearing as much. I'd even go so far as to say that you are the farthest from being a racist as there is. But that doesn't account for those that are racists. Your lack of racism exposes your preference not to consider the thought process of a racist. Which I give you kuddos for as I can directly relate. However, IMO, racism is the trump card - if you're racist, skin color is the #1 thing you take into account regarding a person. That's why racism is so terrible. You're basing your entire opinion about someone on nothing other than their skin color. It's also the basis of my argument against the notion that people that voted for Obama because he's black are just as racist as people who voted for Romney because Obama is black. The racists who voted for Romney more than likely voted for him because Obama was black and no other reason. The "racists" who voted for Obama because he was black also voted for him because every previous president has been white, a signal that the position of POTUS is racist in and of itself. Therefor their vote for Obama because he was black was a means to make a change, a turn away from what they perceived as systemic racism. That's two variables that was taken into consideration versus the one variable considered by the racist Romney voters. Hence false equivalences.

You are trying to defend Hank Aaron's racist statement. Fail!

I'm only defending them to an extent. When an old white man use the term "n---er," MANY stand up and defend him by saying "he's from another time." Which to me is understandable, as my dear old grandfather did the same. Well, I'm providing the same argument here for Aaron. I don't need to convince you, LA, as I'm sure you are already well aware of the VERY racist segments of the Republican party, especially in the early 1970s.

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