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Post 16401

Baron Grim

http://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/11/whitewashing-imperialism/

I was one of the few people my age that was paying any attention at all to the atrocities occurring in South America and the U.S. deep involvement in the situation.

For a time, I kept photos of Reagan administration officials glad-handing evil tyrants around the world next to later stories when we had to go back in and take those same people down. Some that I can remember today include Noriega, Pinochet, Marcos and Duvalier. To these you can add Hussein, Qaddafi and indirectly, Bin Laden.


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Post 16402

swl

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/63317041/police-recruits-subjected-to-virginity-tests.html

Why do women have to be virgins to be in the police anyway?


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Post 16403

Maria


Baron Grim, thanks for that reading.

There are many more examples like those the author mentions. The sterilization of indigenous women in Guatemala around the 60s, or the sistematic killing of union leaders and teachers in Honduras that´s going on and nobody says anything.

It´s awful to see how media keep on ignoring all that. The propaganda machinery for the US foreing policy is colossal, very difficult to fight.
In Latin America there still exist repression and murders, and puppet governments.

Now in Mexico, because of the huge demonstrations of people in the streets, the murder of those students has become news.
They were killed because of their political activities.

On the other hand, The Islamic State is another creature of that foreing policy based on lack of political analysis and tons of delirant sense of impunity, this time with the help of UK and Israel.


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Post 16404

logicus tracticus philosophicus

Why do women have to be virgins to be in the police anyway? would presume a misguided attempt to show they are of good and moral character...given they are meant to be unmarried..

but the hymen can be broken by going down a bumpy road on a bike or horse riding ect


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Post 16405

Baron Grim

There is no reason or excuse for such a policy other than religious misogyny.


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Post 16406

Superfrenchie - new-ish ACE

So now I want to know how they make sure the men are virgins.

Because, they do, don't they?

Oh.


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Post 16407

Rod

Aye, Baron - that and perhaps the exercise of personal power - in a supposed civilised country.


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Post 16408

Rod

Simples, Superfrenchie. Specially trained women find out if he knows what he's doing...


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Post 16409

Pastey

Do any men know what they're doing?


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Post 16410

Pastey

Christmas Cancelled. Again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-30168765

Every year companies try to put on these "magical" winter wonderland things, and every year they're a severe failure and disappointment.

I'm not sure what's more head-desk, that they keep trying in the hope that this year will be different, or that people keep buying tickets in the hope that this year it'll be different. smiley - erm


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Post 16411

Rod

Well, Pastey, a few of us (perhaps a very few?) like to think we do ( ... or did ... )


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Post 16412

Icy North

I started to research these christmas attractions for an entry a while ago. The news reports of the complaints were just so funny. There wasn't enough material, sadly, but maybe I'll write a journal on it sometime.


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Post 16413

logicus tracticus philosophicus

that they keep trying in the hope that this year will be different, or that people keep buying tickets in the hope that this year it'll be different. erm WHAT even if the designer is Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen...thats enough to tell you it will be pretentious crap


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Post 16414

quotes

>>Every year companies try to put on these "magical" winter wonderland things, and every year they're a severe failure and disappointment.

Well then that's perfectly in keeping with the general Christmas experience.


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Post 16415

Lusus - a national treasure

"WHAT even if the designer is Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen...thats enough to tell you it will be pretentious crap"

I couldn't agree more. His efforts seem to be focused on turning Betterware catalogue items into designer chic.


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