From 2 years ago today:
From 2 years ago today:
Oh, this brings back so many flashbacks!!!
Including using ‘wheat paste’ – a type of ‘glue’ (if you can call it that) that is made up from mixing wheat flour with water.
As kids behind the iron curtain, this was the ‘go to’ home-made recipe for glue when no real glue could be bought in the stores. It is temporary at best and dissolves at the first rain…without making any mark whatsoever on the material it had been pasted on.
And, it would also ‘flake off’ if it dried out too much – say about 12 hours after being applied in a low humidity environment.
In other words, using ‘wheat paste’ glue is proof that no property damage was intended or inflicted. Yet, the arrest and charges and potential jail sentence remain. To be served in mosly Islamic part of the prison, no doubt…
In the wake of the harassment of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, Twitter has permanently suspended conservative pundit and Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
Yiannopoulos, who tweeted under the handle @Nero, had several hundred thousand Twitter followers.
His account was permanently suspended around 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
So, just in case you wanted to catch his latest speech, here it is:
Just for the record: there was one Mohammed picture that was not a print, but an original painting. In fact, it had been part of the Draw Mohammed Contest in Garland Texas. It depicts Mohammed in the classical Marilyn Monroe pose to symbolize the harmoneous integration of Muslims into our Western society.
We did it! We did it! We did it!!!
We held a free speech demonstration on International Draw Mohammed Day on Parliament Hill, and we live to tell the tale!!!
There was only one minor injury: when taking out my permit, I got a paper cut…
Otherwise, everything went wonderfully and peacefully and we proved that in Canada, we CAN exercise freedom of speed!
That Sharia blasphemy laws do not prevent us from publicly displaying images of Mohammed!!!
Thank you, everyone who came and also all of you who helped behind the scenes to make this happen!
Finally, somebody really, really gets it!
Just because somebody believes in an ancient myth does not give them the right to torture animals in the name of that silly myth!
And now, Denmark has banned the religious exemption for Halal and Kosher slaughterers not to adhere to humane slaughtering practices.
‘The ban, which requires slaughterhouse workers to stun animals before killing them, will now extend to religious communities that were previously afforded an exemption. “Animal rights come before religion,” Danish minister for agriculture and food Dan Jørgensen told Denmark’s TV2.’
Finally, one place where common sense and human compassion wins out over irrational beliefs!
That’s what I said!!!
Humour is a weapon against bullies and totalitarians: this is why ‘cartoons’ have such power.
You know that something is part of ‘the culture’ when it keeps showing up in pop culture.
Personally, I enjoy watching Netfix – and one of their shows is ‘Orange Is the New Black’: a show about a posh girl who, while young and ‘experimenting’, had crossed some lines and now has to pay the price in prison. It is a fun show, based (loosely, I presume) on a real life story, that makes us re-examine the whole ‘drug war’ and related issues.
Another thing I like is binge-watching shows: so, the Netflix ‘thing’ of releasing a whole season of a show at once pleases me beyond explanation. Perhaps it is the Aspie in me, but, I have a difficult time going from one world to another. So, when a show paints an alternate world for me (like, say, fictionalized life in prison), it takes me hours to transition from that world to my reality and vice versa. Which means that it only makes sense that I should watch all the episodes back-to-back!
Alas, the real world tends to intrude….which is why it was not until tonight that I saw this particularly salient line in the show…
The women’s prison celebrates ‘Mother’s Day’ with particularly open visitation from the babies/children of the inmates. As a direct result of the families’ visits, the women’s prison becomes infested with both scabies and bedbugs.
In order to combat the infestations, the prison burns all possibly infested items: from mattresses to prison uniforms to…the books in the library.
The pertinent line:
All the books in the prison library had been burned, as they had all been infested with bed-bugs….except for one book – the book that nobody had dared to burn!
The prison had been left with a single, bed-bug-infested book: a copy of the Koran….