Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan claimed responsibility for the flogging. "She came out of her house with another guy who was not her husband, so we must punish her. There are boundaries you cannot cross," he said. He defended the Taliban's right to thrash women shoppers who were inappropriately dressed, saying it was permitted under Islamic law.That's right, liberals and feminists: there is no freedom of choice under islam. If you're a woman and you so much as talk to a man you're not married or related to, and you will be punished severely for it.
Forget little things like equal pay for equal work, you know, or abortion-on-demand, ladies, because you can't even talk to a man who isn't your husband without risking having a bunch of thugs beat the everloving shit out of you.
...the girl was punished on suspicion of having had an illicit relationship with a married man. She did not receive a trial. "The whole case is based on the suspicions of one neighbour,..."That's right: it's mob rule. True democracy in action--they all voted on whether or not the woman should be beaten for infidelity, and the majority ruled.
This is the kind of thing that islam--even so-called "moderate" islam--approves of. Because there sure as hell aren't any islamic leaders decrying this kind of senseless brutality.
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Even better: if you live in Afghanistan, your wife doesn't have the right to say, "Not tonight, dear; I have a headache." Well, she can say it all she wants, but if she won't put out you can just rape her, legally.
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Has anyone thought to test the drywall in order to find out what's wrong with it? The drywall is from China, so God knows WTF is in it besides gypsum.
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Put the battery back into the Jeep and discovered that there is a way to disable the interior lights activating due to an open tailgate condition. With the tailgate ajar--as it was when I checked it yesterday evening, after finding that the Jeep was dead--the interior lights will be on unless you give the dome light over the cargo area a click. Then they'll stay off unless a door is opened.
Damn, it sure doesn't take much.
Anyway, the battery is fully charged now, and the Jeep starts, and I guess that'll have to do.
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Stock-bots are displacing humans. Robots are very good at repetitive jobs, so it's not terribly surprising. I don't expect to see this happen at Target anytime soon, though. Even though the computer inventory system is already in place, it would be prohibitively expensive to convert stores to use a system like this. And it would require too much space.
Now, the distribution centers, that might be a place for this kind of automation....
But it is inevitable that my job will be done by machines, sooner or later, because the only problems now facing those who wish to automate my job are engineering ones: how to make a robot that can pick up the right objects from shelves that doesn't cost $250,000 per copy and require $50,000 worth of maintenance every year? The solution to this only requires time and effort.
I'm not going to worry about it any time soon, in other words.
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I think others have more to worry about: Scientists try to eliminate their own jobs.
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Is anyone surprised that the disability system is broken? So it can take years for you to get disability, assuming you qualify for it.
Now imagine what it'll be like when government runs the health care system.
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The homosexual lifestyle is destructive.
Physically, the consequences of homosexuality are devastatingly apparent. According to the Omega Journal of Death and Dying, the median age of death for homosexual men is between 40 and 43. The median age of death for heterosexuals is between 74 and 80. In 2003, the Center for Disease Control noted that homosexuals accounted for nearly 65 percent of all new HIV cases (keeping in mind that they make up only 2-3 percent of the entire population), and that cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, hepatitis A and B, lymphogranuloma venereum and virtually every other sexually transmitted disease disproportionately affected the homosexual communityAnd when you suggest that homosexuality is a choice, homosexuals ask incredulously, "Who would choose this?" (No matter how much "pride" they have in their homosexuality.)
Psychologically, the effects of homosexuality on an individual are just as deplorable. According to the well respected Archives of General Psychiatry in 1999, "homosexual people are at substantially higher risk for some forms of emotional problems, including suicid(e), major depression, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder and nicotine dependence." Further, Dr. N.E. Whitehead from the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuals stated, "Studies show homosexuals have a substantially greater risk of suffering from psychiatric problems than do heterosexuals. We see higher rates of suicide, depression, bulimia, antisocial personality disorder and substance abuse." And contrary to the misconceptions advanced by the homosexual lobby, these psychological problems are rarely associated with a stigma they endure from society.
But, you know:
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I've been really sleepy for the past several days. Today I am really, really irritable.
Could I have been sick and not known it? Yes, indeed, such a thing is possible. *sigh*
So in WoW I made a rogue, and it's not bad. But with this irritability I've found myself with, I can't play more than 10 minutes without something infuriating me.
...and I'm going to go back and play some more now that the server is (hopefully) finished restarting.