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Old 2011-01-05, 01:44   Link #4281
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The cynic in me wonders which country will be the first to subsidise 10 year olds to "stare at the sky for a bit" and slash the research budget in the process.

Nice find though, makes you wonder what the proper boffins were up to. Probably blowing up another caravan for Brainiac maybe...
Britain. Looking at all the cuts they're doing...
Then America. Blame the religious right-wingnuts.
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Old 2011-01-05, 06:12   Link #4282
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Pilotís spilt coffee on United Air Lines flight triggers hijacking alert
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Old 2011-01-05, 10:14   Link #4283
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Saudi Arabia 'detains' Israeli vulture for spying

I guess some ppl simply have a lot of time to waste to come up crazy stories. The again it's middle east.
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Old 2011-01-05, 10:19   Link #4284
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Saudi Arabia 'detains' Israeli vulture for spying

I guess some ppl simply have a lot of time to waste to come up crazy stories. The again it's middle east.
First it was Egypt and the "Jewish" whales, not Saudi Arabia and "Israeli" vulture. WTF!?
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Old 2011-01-05, 10:23   Link #4285
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First it was Egypt and the "Jewish" whales, not Saudi Arabia and "Israeli" vulture. WTF!?
Honestly, this doesn't surprise me. Saudis have a long history of weird shenanigans. Just look at how desperately they censor everything Arresting an Israeli vulture doesn't sound like anything new to me, tho imagining a group of Saudi soldiers trying to catch the vulture makes me LOL
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Old 2011-01-05, 11:24   Link #4286
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Publisher changes N-word to ‘slave’ in new edition of Huck Finn
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1858319/
Who's next after Mark Twain's work ? Hemingway's ?

Offensive videos cost U.S. carrier captain his command
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1856820/
The fact than he made those video made me doubt of his jugement...
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Old 2011-01-05, 12:51   Link #4287
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Publisher changes N-word to ‘slave’ in new edition of Huck Finn
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1858319/
Who's next after Mark Twain's work ? Hemingway's ?
This is DUMB AS HELL... and the perpetrator's rationale reeks. You don't rewrite Shakespeare (or anyone else), you ANNOTATE and FOOTNOTE. You don't touch the work. There's been a few instances in the last decade of uninformed idiots being offended by Twain's books (and one has to blame the teacher somewhat for not providing context). But rewriting the past to make someone feel more "comfortable" is always an ominous trend.

The last few paragraphs made me laugh (in an unpleasant way):
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Published in the U.S. in 1885, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the fourth most banned book in schools, according to Banned in the U.S.A. by Herbert N. Foerstal, a retired college librarian who has written several books on constitutional freedom of speech issues.
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In addition to replacing the racial slur, Gribben changes the villain in Tom Sawyer from “Injun Joe” to “Indian Joe” and “half-breed” becomes “half-blood.”
The 'scholar' is a well-meaning 'witchburner'...

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Offensive videos cost U.S. carrier captain his command
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1856820/
The fact than he made those video made me doubt of his jugement...
That captain should be "discharged with dishonor" and the crew should sue him into oblivion. Just sayin...
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Old 2011-01-05, 13:05   Link #4288
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  1. Impressions Edited by Jack Booth et al.
  2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  5. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  6. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  7. Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
  8. More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
  9. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  10. Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
  11. Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
  12. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  13. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  14. Blubber by Judy Blume
  15. Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
  16. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
  17. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
  18. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
  19. Christine by Stephen King
  20. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  21. Fallen Angels by Walter Myers
  22. The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman
  23. Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  24. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder
  25. Night Chills by Dean Koontz
  26. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  27. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  28. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  29. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  30. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  31. The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
  32. The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
  33. My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
  34. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  35. Cujo by Stephen King
  36. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  37. The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
  38. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  39. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  40. Grendel by John Champlin Gardner
  41. I Have to Go by Robert Munsch
  42. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
  43. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  44. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  45. My House by Nikki Giovanni
  46. Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
  47. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  48. Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth
  49. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  50. Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
i think i am going to go buy these books in support.

i highlighted the ones i read in English class. What the hell is wrong with my Brother Sam is dead?
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Old 2011-01-05, 13:22   Link #4289
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i think i am going to go buy these books in support.

i highlighted the ones i read in English class. What the hell is wrong with my Brother Sam is dead?
The "soccer moms", "concerned citizens", and other idiots of the 'witchburning classes' have been very busy.
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Old 2011-01-05, 13:41   Link #4290
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Banning books in favour of writing in Ingsoc isn't new. Back in the early 19th century, there is this idiot named Thomas Bowdler who rewrote Shakespeare's work from scratch without all the naughty bits. Yes, he even took out the prostitute in King Henry!

He'd probably had alot of problem with 12th Night because of the part between Sir Toby and Sir Andrew discussing "huswives" (not sic, but Shakespearean spelling) and Sir Andrew's long hair and skinny body, I don't know how people are actually rewrite the part of "take you between the legs and spin you a flaxstaff" - the editors would probably have better luck with summarising the entire scene into two words : furniture sex.

The technical term for writing and editing in favour of "political correctness" is known as expurgating, however after Bowdler had his hand in it, it was subsequently known as "bowdlerisation". In the modern era, it is termed as "correctness" : I would say the more accurate word/phrase would be "Newspeaking in Ingsoc".

So what is next, they are going to censor Kingshaw for shouting "Fuck you. Fuck you all." from the top of the castle?
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Old 2011-01-05, 13:46   Link #4291
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i think i am going to go buy these books in support.

i highlighted the ones i read in English class. What the hell is wrong with my Brother Sam is dead?
I must say I am extremely puzzled at #24...

Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, seriously???
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Old 2011-01-05, 14:00   Link #4292
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I must say I am extremely puzzled at #24...

Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, seriously???
Well, because the wolf is male and it dressed in Grandma's clothes.
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Old 2011-01-05, 19:28   Link #4293
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Little red riding hood has been alluded to child predation.
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Old 2011-01-05, 21:11   Link #4294
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So what is next, they are going to censor Kingshaw for shouting "Fuck you. Fuck you all." from the top of the castle?
Try getting past the former guvnah of Kallifurniah:

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Old 2011-01-05, 21:15   Link #4295
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A YouTube video of Ted Williams, a homeless Columbus, Ohio, man with a golden radio voice, has gone viral over the last two days. Williams has exploded into an overnight sensation. And a possible sports announcer.

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...films/1?csp=hf
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Old 2011-01-05, 22:51   Link #4296
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Saudi Arabia 'detains' Israeli vulture for spying

I guess some ppl simply have a lot of time to waste to come up crazy stories. The again it's middle east.
Wonder how they worked it out. Did they confiscate it's passport or something? Silly.
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Old 2011-01-05, 23:53   Link #4297
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i think i am going to go buy these books in support.

i highlighted the ones i read in English class. What the hell is wrong with my Brother Sam is dead?
I don't by books for supporting them agains idiots but... if the book seem interesting.
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Old 2011-01-06, 00:47   Link #4298
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A YouTube video of Ted Williams, a homeless Columbus, Ohio, man with a golden radio voice, has gone viral over the last two days. Williams has exploded into an overnight sensation. And a possible sports announcer.

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...films/1?csp=hf
Such a nice story with a good ending.
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Old 2011-01-06, 03:53   Link #4299
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First it was Egypt and the "Jewish" whales, not Saudi Arabia and "Israeli" vulture. WTF!?
the Egyptians did not make any claim about Jewish whales.
thats a shameful and baseless accusation.

it was sharks
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Old 2011-01-06, 06:12   Link #4300
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