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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Egypt "hunting down" gays, conducting forced anal exams - Amnesty

CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian men arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy” and “debauchery” on social media will be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their Oct. 1 trial, Amnesty International said on Saturday.

via www.reuters.com

Is this a Muslim thing? Don't judge now. It's a rainbow, etc., etc.

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The Fall and the Rise of New York City's Times Square

“In 1971, the year that we set the beginning of The Deuce, I was 11 years old,” co-creator David Simon recalled. At 17, he spent the summer in New York while working at an uncle’s warehouse: “I can tell you that, while the city felt electric and volatile and amazing and, from its debauchery to its culture, it felt like an incredible place, it was also dangerous as hell.”

via www.realclearlife.com

I remember being at the 14th St. subway station in what must have been the late 1970s, very early in the morning. There were a few other young male persons there, looking predatory. I walked away and they followed. That was very scary. I guess I came out of it all right. It seemed I was getting myself into situations like that far too frequently when I was a young 'un. That's one thing I don't miss about my youth.There must be parts of NYC that are still like this, but now you'd have to look for them. Back then, there were lots of streets that had that palpable sense of danger about them.

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UAWire - Polish Deputy Foreign Minister: Poland will not accept refugees from Muslim countries

Poland will not accept refugees from the south, despite the promise made by the previous Polish government to do so, as stated by Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, Jan Dziedziczak, rp.pl reports.

via uawire.org

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Oxford takes down Aung San Suu Kyi portrait as Rohingya crisis intensifies | News | DW | 30.09.2017

St Hugh's College at England's Oxford University said on Thursday that it had decided to remove the painting of the Nobel laureate from its main entrance, the UK daily The Guardian reported.

via www.dw.com

I remember when she was the bees' knees.

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Poll: Majority NFL fans plan to watch less football

A new Yahoo Finance poll suggests the NFL has an enduring problem on its hands. Nearly 62% of 9,056 respondents told us they plan to watch less pro football in response to the anthem controversy. Thirty-six percent said they plan to buy less NFL merchandise, and 32% have chosen not to attend a game they would otherwise have gone to. Those findings all have financial implications for the NFL and its 32 team owners.

via finance.yahoo.com

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Did Trump win the NFL fight? (opinion) - CNN

(CNN)We've got enough data and anecdotes now to make an early call on whether President Donald Trump's fight over NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem was a political winner for him. With a small and probably irrelevant caveat, it was.

via www.cnn.com

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Althouse: "The Black student population at Cornell disproportionately represents international or first-generation African or Caribbean students."

This demand must strike fear into institutions that are engaging in racial balancing on a superficial, how-does-it-look? level.

via althouse.blogspot.com

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YouGov | Victorian vs. Medieval garb: which is more stylish?

When presented with a list of Medieval accessories and articles of clothing, one in four respondents selected “capes and cloaks” as the item of attire they wish people still wore on a daily basis. From there, men and women were divided on their preferences. For example, 20% of women would love to see dresses with long trains come back into style, in comparison to only 6% of men. Data shows that men, however, are most interested in feathered hats returning to the mainstream (13%).

via today.yougov.com

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Friday, September 29, 2017

A Stand Against Exclusivity | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

However, our support does not come without reservations about the process. The composition of the committee is primarily faculty members, and they may not be close enough to student life. Although their input is welcome, the weight of the decision should rest with deans and administrators who are trained to have student social life under their purview. Moreover, as we have opined in the past, we wish it was possible for administrators to better distinguish male final clubs and sororities. If the committee seeks to combat exclusivity and foster belonging, arguably sororities can provide a supportive role by giving women a social space on campus.

via www.thecrimson.com

Obviously, for men and women to be equal, women must be privileged.

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The step-by-step process of how the words 'corruption' and 'fraud' came to college basketball - ABC News

Court records and sealed complaints released by the U.S. Attorney's office reveal an elaborate, clandestine FBI investigation that has involved wiretaps, surveillance video, undercover agents and cooperating witnesses. Here is a look at some of the findings:

via abcnews.go.com

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