Tradition. A simple word that is not always simple to stomach. Take for instance a ritual that has occurred for centuries in the small Indian village of Betul. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in central India, the inhabitants of this town happily toss their children into a large, steaming pile of cow dung.
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is the largest celebration in Hinduism. In the weeks leading up to the event, villagers in Betul begin collecting cow poop from the roughly 600 cows that reside in the surrounding area. All of this dung is piled... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>19883 how do traditions like these even start? There are parents who before going out to work one morning they think "you know what would be good for the little Raji's career? Flinging him into a pile of shit crying"
>>19891 They don't start overnight. Like OP mentioned, they believe cow excrement has curative properties. It might have started out with rubbing some onto the face (for ex), before transforming into dung mudfights. Lots of religions have odd traditions when viewed from the outside. Christianity has baptism, and rubbing an ash cross on the forehead. Muslim cultures still treat women as property.
HR 515, The scarlet letter, and ‘International Megan’s Law’
he statute (full text here) requires the secretary of state to affix a “unique identifier” on all passports issued to “covered sex offenders” — a “visual designation affixed to a conspicuous location on the passport indicating that the individual is a covered sex offender.” A “covered sex offender” is anyone previously convicted, at any point in his/her life, for a sex offense involving a minor.
It is, as far as I can determine, the first time in U.S. history that any such special... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>19696 It sounds like a classic example of government spending too much money to impose moral standards without much to show for it. This isn't going to stop people from going on asian sex tours or fucking underage minors on craigslist, for instance.
The chief diversity officer of the University of Iowa said her office plans to have a bias assessment response team in place on campus by the end of the current semester.
The proposed team — which would be known by the acronym BART — would address complaints of racial or other bias on campus concerning incidents that “skirt the line between a policy violation or even a crime.”
“I’ve been thinking about it since I’ve been here,” said Georgina Dodge, who has been serving since 2010 as... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Vladimir Putin confessed yesterday at a conference of the All-Russia People's Front (a political movement Putin started in 2011) that he is personally very fond of the ideas found in communism and socialism.
According to Putin, the Code of the Builder of Communism (a set of 12 codified moral rules in the USSR guiding every Communist Party member and Communist youth member) “strongly resembles the Bible.” “This is not a joke; it was actually an excerpt from the Bible,” Putin explained.
The president also noted that communism and socialism, as they were... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
well its finally over bundy is arrested and shots were fired http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/officials-close-highway-near-oregon-community-at-center-of-wildlife-refuge-standoff-oregonian/ar-BBoKsvV?ocid=spartanntp
Isn't this just common knowledge? I figure the only people that don't believe it are those making money off of what is causing it or people who drank the red kool aid and pray to Glenn Beck before bed.
Donald is skipping the final debate before the Iowa caucus. Recently, Trump has been polling ahead of Ted and some commentators think he is trying to miss the debate to avoid going head to head with Cruz.
My opinion is that Trump is worried he will not win Iowa because if that happens it will shatter his aura of invincibly, and significantly slow... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Three years after David Daleiden launched his plot against Planned Parenthood, and six months after the release of his undercover videos triggered a national political tempest, the first criminal indictments were finally handed down Monday in connection with the sting.
>Prosecution was one of the goals of the intricate caper from the beginning, Troy Newman, a Daleiden associate and fellow antiabortion activist, told TIME in an interview last year.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>19686 >But they just let PP off for this exact same charge in spite of openly talking about selling them for a profit in the videos. That's the point, the videos were doctored to make it appear they are saying things they really weren't.
The closest the world ever got to midnight was the 1963 cuban missile crisis, which was two minutes away. Right now we're at 3 minutes, and I predict that it will not change because within the past 12 months there was a mix of good (environmental talks in Paris) and bad (ISIS attacks, North Korea's potential A-bomb testing). Also, I think current circumstances do not justify moving the clock to 23:58, if the only other circumstance was the cuban missile crisis. At least right now we are not in a nuclear arms race...... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>19308 >But what's the chance it would be 23:59? If Trump or Hillary get elected then it probably would. After people realize that their probably not going to start a war, then it will move back 4 or 5 minutes. It's just like Reagan and Carter.
>Nachrichtendienstgesetzt (NDG),… a bill that gave Swiss intelligence authorities more clout to spy on private communications, hack into citizens’ computers, and sweep up their cellphone information.
>The climate of fear and terrorism, he said, felt too overwhelming to get people to care about constitutional rights when people first started organizing to fight the NDG law. Governments around the world, not to mention cable news networks, have taken advantage of tragedy to expand their reach under the guise of protecting... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>19363 If only citizens were made more aware of bills being worked on and being passed, including the fine print that lets anything and everything happen even if it's completely unrelated to the original point of the bill.
> Since the hat debuted and Trump's campaign became a juggernaut, awareness of the slogan stayed steady, as measured in Google searches. No one cared about searching for "make America great again" a year ago. Now people search for it all the time, often when seeking information about the hat itself. The hat and the slogan have their own life. Trump doesn't need to wear it, any more than Nike needs to write "Nike" under their swoosh. The brand is known.
> Of all of the signs that the Trump... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>19334 Please read this if you think Trump's campaign is about advertising rather than winning & results! http://theweek.com/articles/600335/donald-trump-poised-strongest-primary-performance-modern-history
>The hunt is on for three men who pulled off an escape from a California jail, according to a CBS report.
Jonathan Tieu, Bac Duong and Hossein Nayeri have all been charged with federal felony counts of escaping prison after they made it out of the Orange County Men’s Central Jail on Friday morning. Tieu, 20, was charged with murder and attempted murder and Duong, 43, was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The men were able to escape by cutting through a steel screen, crawling through plumbing tunnels, climbing a roof and rappelling nearly five floors using linens as a makeshift rope. This couldn't be more stereotypical if they used a hacksaw...
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