They aren’t getting as much coverage as the looters but the behavior of these people brought tears to my eyes. Here’s my favorite:
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It’s not easy being a female athlete. Being feminine and being sporty don’t always go hand-in-hand, and we’re socially conditioned to prioritize one (hint: femininity) over the other. Seriously. There was a push before the London Olympics to force female boxes to wear miniskirts so the audience could more easily tell the men from the women. Because you have just got to be able to tell which athletes are worth watching and which ones aren’t, am I right?
This itself is eye-rollingly stupid, but as technology and medicine improve, we’ve also started enforcing gender conformity on the molecular level.
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand was disqualified days before she was scheduled to compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Not for doping or other types of cheating, but because she has excess testosterone in her body. Excess for her sex, that is. Apparently, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) started getting suspicious of Chand when she beat her personal best in the 200-meter earlier this year. She won two gold medals at last month’s Asian Junior Championship, which prompted the SAI to test Chand for “female hyperandrogenism.”
An alleged underage drinker apparently avoided a ticket by beating an officer in a game of rock, paper, scissors during a Texas music festival over the weekend.
In the video, the girl who’d allegedly been drinking won the game by throwing rock while the officer went with scissors. The crowd around the pair of competitors erupts with yells and the girl looks relieved when she realizes she’s won. Two other police officers are among the spectators.
Video of the victory went viral and now the three law enforcement officers are in hot water, according to KBTX.
I’m shocked, shocked!
a recent study shows… Atheists tend to have a higher IQ and fewer self esteem issues..
Psychologists from the University of Rochester define intelligence as ‘ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience’. They go on to define religion as some sort of involvement in part or all of the aspects of a belief process.
A meta-analysis of 63 studies showed a significant negative association between intelligence and religiosity. The association was stronger for college students and the general population than for participants younger than college age; it was also stronger for religious beliefs than religious behavior. 53 from the 63 studies displayed a ‘reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity’, in 10 of the 63 studies that relationship positive.
Three possible interpretations were discussed.
First, intelligent people are less likely to conform and, thus, are more likely to resist religious…
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(CNN)It has all the key points you’d expect on a birth certificate — baby’s weight, length and date of birth confirmed with an official insignia. The difference here is the governing authority’s stamp: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
It’s one of many official documents relating to matters such as vaccination schedules, fishing methods and rent disputes in the areas now controlled by ISIS.
For ISIS sees itself as a government operating under a rule of law, even if the group is most often talked about for its barbaric punishment of anyone who resists or defies its medieval interpretation of that Islamic law.
The ISIS documents, some shared with CNN by researcher Aymenn Al-Tamimi, give a window into the bureaucracy of the self-declared caliphate.
Last summer, ISIS fighters swept through the Iraqi city of Mosul. Once they took power, leaders wanted to show they could bring stability allowing daily life to resume. So, they quickly reopened the University of Mosul, albeit under a radically altered curriculum. Read the or watch the video here.
I LOVE this picture. Happy, heavily armed young men joining their brethren from across the globe in a noble battle to conquer evil and create a better world!
“The Khalīfah (hafidhahullāh) said, “O Muslims everywhere, glad tidings to you and expect good. Raise your heads high, for today – by Allah’s grace – you have a state and khilāfah, which will return your dignity, might, rights, and leadership. It is a state where the Arab and non-Arab, the white man and black man, the easterner and westerner are all brothers. It is a khilāfah that gathered the Caucasian, Indian, Chinese, Shāmī, Iraqi, Yemeni, Egyptian, Maghribī (North African), American, French, German, and Australian. Allah brought their hearts together, and thus, they became brothers by His grace, loving each other for the sake of Allah, standing in a single trench, defending and guarding each other, and sacrificing themselves for one another. ”
Don’t get me wrong. I oppose this movement and think it should be stopped. But I respect their excellent marketing skills. This is from edition #8 which you can get here. You can read them all at Jihadology.net