Who needs Marx when you’ve got the Thought Police? The strongest chains that bind the slaves are the ones they forge themselves and wear with pride.
Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in nuseries, expert says
Teachers should censor the toy box to replace witches’ black hats with a pink ones and dress fairies in darker shades, according to a consultant who has issued advice to local authorities.
From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children’s books, witches have always dressed in black.
But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism.
Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades.
Another staple of the classroom - white paper - has also been questioned by Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.
Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in “the full range of flesh tones”, reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.
Finally, staff should be prepared to be economical with the truth when asked by pupils what their favourite colour is and, in the interests of good race relations, answer “black” or “brown”.
The Clansmen Would Be Proud: Herman Cain Jumps Ahead in the GOP Pack and Deems Black People “Brainwashed”
Same ol', same ol'. Black people are not allowed to think differently than Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton. If they do they are simply "low hanging rotten fruit that comprise the black face of the Tea Party GOP."
Whites are able to have differing opinions, think Rick Perry and Michael Moore. But blacks are not allowed that privilege. They must all think alike, follow their "leaders" (are these leaders elected or self-appointed?).
Also, what does race have to do with it anyway? Cain is black; so what? What does it matter? It seems it only matters to other blacks who see one running away.
Not endorsing or condemning this guy (I've never heard of him), why is that no one is allowed to compare anything to Hitler without being branded a Nazi or racist?
Hitler was one of the most evil people to ever lived, but you have to admit he wasn't stupid. Making sure all guns were confiscated before he started his witch hunt, enabled him to capture and kill millions.
Another smart idea was the creation of the Jugend, to indoctrinate children and teenagers in the Nazi way of life, to believe they the Aryan was superior.
Our government schools sometime do the same, there were many videos of school kids singing the praises of Obama. Here's one: http://goo.gl/Czi0b
A government indoctrinating children to support one Presidential candidate over another. Just like the Jugend.
When the state of Georgia finally executed Troy Davis the other day, not far from where I live, it reminded me of my belief that the death penalty has outlived it's usefulness. Davis was sentenced in 1991 for the brutal murder of an off duty Savannah police officer who was attempting to help a man being assaulted in a parking lot.
That was twenty years ago. It cost $3 to $5 million dollars to execute a prisoner, while it costs less than $1 million to house him for the rest of his life. This is money the states simply do not have.
States waste millions of dollars each year housing prisoners on death row when they could have simply locked them up for life. The result will be the same, as I don't believe the death penalty is a deterrent to anyone but the person executed. A convicted murderer in prison is removed from society just as much as one who has been executed, at a much lower cost. In reality, the prisoner-for-life is probably suffering much more than the dead one.
It's time we push our states to eliminate this wasteful death penalty and replace it with a "life without parole" option. The taxpayers deserve it.
Social customs and religious rules oblige women in Saudi Arabia to cover their head and figure with a veil so that men are not distracted by the female form.
Critics also allege that Facebook is an avenue for the promotion of homosexual relations in Saudi Arabia. More than 6,500 people have signed the online petition in a bid to stop the conservative Muslim kingdom following Syria in banning access to the network from local internet servers.
There are estimated to be more than 30,000 Facebook users in the oil-rich kingdom. Many Saudi women use nicknames and post comic images or drawings on their pages instead of photographs. Some Saudi bloggers have dubbed the network "Faceless".
Women users' contact details and email addresses are often pseudonymous. The popularity of sites for singles has broken taboos on people making contact outside family and class connections.
One of the most popular Facebook groups among Saudi Arabian youth is Single and Looking in Saudi Arabia, which has 1,823 members and hosts many sexually explicit images.
I usually don't get involved in the primaries, as the republicans for the most part haven't come up with anyone who I would want as President. But since Obama is a threat to this country, I am paying more and more attention.
Perry is looking better to me that the rest, his one big failing is the fear that he might attempt to impose his religious beliefs of us.
This article from AlterNet focuses on the anti-abortion tactics of Prez hopeful Rick Perry. I don't worry too much about that, because I don't believe the Supreme Court will ever overturn Roe v. Wade.
The part of this article that disturbs me is the comment that Perry has a "hostility to contraception and sex education" . This is backed up by the fact that Perry's administration has cut funding for family planning. This doesn't mean that Perry is against contraception or sex education, he is against taking money from taxpayers to pay for it.
The article continues: "These cuts had no relationship to abortion, but are simply cuts in basic reproductive healthcare services and, of course, contraception. The Austin Chronicle estimates that hundreds of thousands of women will be cut off from subsidised contraception. Since these women already struggle to afford basic healthcare, many won't be able to get contraception elsewhere, and will get pregnant. Since it's even harder to afford a baby than a pack of pills, we can expect many of these women to get abortions, even if they have to borrow money or pawn belongings to afford it."
They will borrow money for an abortion, but not for contraception. That doesn't sound like they have a grasp on what "family planning" means.