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Christians are nasty and extreme Christians hate Muslims, so Muslims must be NICE.

Therefore Muslims are victims and consequently THE GOOD GUYS. And being nasty to the good guys isn't fair, even if they are doing exactly the same, or worse things, than the nasty Christians, because if they aren't THE GOOD GUYS then it means the Christians must be THE GOOD GUYS and we will all look very stupid.

Muslims get bombed so they are nice. OUR SYMPATHIES SHOULD BE WITH THE MUSLIMS.

"EVIL" AND "GOOD" ARE ATTRIBUTABLE ONLY TO CATEGORIES, NOT BEHAVIOURS.

The End.

Let's see how this one goes.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025606958#

I can't wait, can you?

Suicide is now the biggest killer of men in the UK under 50.

Exceeding accidents, coronary heart disease and cancer.

Of the 5,981 suicides in 2012, an astonishing 4,590 (76%) were men. And yet while Britain has high-profile campaigns on, say, testicular cancer or driving safely, the biggest killer of men under 50 is not getting the attention it deserves.


http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/15/suicide-silence-depressed-men

GOD DAMN IT!!!!!






















Oh, well...

Hi DU! I'll be voting in the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday...


.. I will be voting YES.

If one day your state had the opportunity to secede, how bad would the situation have to be in the US for you to vote YES for independence?

What would you do if you saw a T-rex with (edit) fricken LASER beams coming out its eyes

bursting through the wall of your house and eating your TV and DVD collection?

Seriously.

Scottish referendum: Shock new poll says Scots set to vote for independence

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/06/scots-radical-new-deal-save-the-union

"The people of Scotland are to be offered a historic opportunity to devise a federal future for their country before next year's general election, it emerged on Saturday night, as a shock new poll gave the campaign for independence a narrow lead for the first time.

Amid signs of panic and recrimination among unionist ranks about the prospects of a yes vote on 18 September, the Observer has learned that a devolution announcement designed to halt the nationalist bandwagon is due to be made within days by the anti-independence camp.

The plan, in the event of a no vote, is that people from all parts of Scottish society – rather than just politicians – would be invited to take part in a Scottish conference or convention that would decide on further large-scale transfers of power from London to Holyrood."



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Many of my closest friends were once homophobic.


They are no longer, through knowing me.

You can't change the world by sitting inside a big glass box and making up lies about "the scary people". 90% of the time they're doing exactly the same thing.

The best way to combat prejudice isn't to shout at prejudiced people. The best way to combat prejudice is to be in front of the prejudiced and NOT be what they expect you to be.

1,400 children in Rotherham UK sexually abused by "Asian" gangs...


Police turn a blind eye for fear of being labelled racist.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11057647/Rotherham-sex-abuse-scandal-1400-children-exploited-by-Asian-gangs-while-authorities-turned-a-blind-eye.html



Prof Jay said: “Within social care, the scale and seriousness of the problem was underplayed by senior managers. At an operational level, the police gave no priority to child sex exploitation, regarding many child victims with contempt and failing to act on their abuse as a crime.”

It emerged that there had been three previous reports into the problem which had been suppressed or ignored by officials, either because they did not like or did not believe the findings.

Yesterday’s report concluded that by far the majority of perpetrators were Asian men, and said council officials had been unwilling to address the issue for fear of being labelled racist.



Worth noting that in this story the ethnicity of the perpetrators appears to fluctuate between "Asian" and "Pakistani" depending on which paper you read.

Let's Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking - strange article from io9


http://io9.com/lets-stop-trying-to-teach-students-critical-thinking-1618729143

Many teachers say they strive to teach their students to be critical thinkers. They even pride themselves on it; after all, who wants children to just take in knowledge passively? But there is a problem with the widespread treatment of critical thinking as a skill to be taught.

The truth is that you can't teach people to be critical unless you are critical yourself. This involves more than asking young people to "look critically" at something, as if criticism was a mechanical task.


What do we think of this, DU? I think it could do with some criticism...
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