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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2013
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    The first French baby of 2013 has two mommies

    We'll also get marriage equality in a couple month, if all goes according to plan.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2013
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    Muslim cleric issues fatwah allowing "intercourse marriages", i.e. religiously allowing rape, that only "last a few hours to allow each fighter their turn".

    But it's ok. He's limited it to Syrian women of fourteen years or older, the divorced, and the widowed.

    Yet another chip in the barrel of "WHY I FUCKING HATE RELIGION".
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2013 edited
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    @RenThing, ugh dear god. Things like that make me want to find all the tall, intimidating, empowered women I can (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, LEBLANC) and just keep these women safe. Jesus.

    An army of tall (I only say tall because of the physically intimidating part, women of all sizes would be totally welcome, but visual intimidation yessss), self-assured, badass women seems like this cleric's worst nightmare.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2013
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    One of my favorite fantasies is one where the women of Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, and all of that portion of the world, reach up together, as one, and choke the life from such men. Not passionately, not angrily, they just do it, coldly, with almost bored expressions on their faces, as if to say to anyone else, "This is how it will be again in the future if you dare say such atrocities. This is how it will be."
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2013
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    @ Renthing

    I feel you, but honestly, this is something that men should do. Whenever some men does or says something as horrific as that, other men should track him down, cut off his cock and balls and nail them to his forehead, revoking his right to be a man.

    My rationale for saying that men should do this comes from a passage on a sci-fi novel by Michael Stackpole. The passage involve a guy killing a white-supremacist who'd attacked one of his black friends. As the guy killed him he explained. "You see, if [James] did this, in your heads it would be the first shot of a race war. If I do it, it's just pest control."

    Men need to engage in more aggressive pest control.
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    @johnjones

    Amen, brother.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2013
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    Good point. My feeling behind women doing it is that it reinforces the fact that they don't need men to clean house or defend them. I agree that men should do something, but women should be the driving force IMO. They're the ones who are the victims.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2013
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    In other news, my hometown had a rash of naked bloke wielding a katana a few days ago.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2013
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2013
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    Colarusso Venn
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2013 edited
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    I'll find someone else to punch in the name of women anyhow.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2013 edited
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    Flipping Off Police Officers Constitutional, Federal Court Affirms

    In a 14-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the "ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity."
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2013
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    Italy suspends Vatican bank card payments
    The Italian central bank has suspended all bank card payments in the Vatican, citing its failure to implement fully anti-money laundering legislation, Italian media report.

    The Holy See was required to meet European Union safeguards on finances by the start of 2013.

    Its failure means tourists will have to pay cash at its museums and shops.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2013
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    Well I'm pretty sure he was actually playing with the handcuffs. Possibly with a partner, possibly alone.

    I still wonder how he was able to dial 911 but not to remove his gag.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2013 edited
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    It's actually not all that hard to talk through a gag if you're wearing it for funtimes. They're usually kept a little loose, for safety reasons.

    *cough*
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2013
     (10875.318)
    *safeword*
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2013
     (10875.319)
    Does IBM know that HAL is psychotic?
    In August of 1966, 2 years prior to the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick wrote to the vice president of his production company and asked whether IBM — a company with whom Kubrick consulted during production, and whose logo briefly appears in the film — were aware of HAL's murderous actions in the story. His letter, and Roger Caras's reply, can be seen below.

    It's worth noting that both Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke have since denied that HAL represented IBM, and have claimed that the "one-letter shift" between the names "HAL" and "IBM" is purely coincidental.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2013
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    @ Alan Tyson : I know, but that wasn't my point. If he was restrained to the point of not being able to remove the gag, how come he could still use his phone ?