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Bangla: IS claims second murder in a week
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Rhodes Scholar advances the decolonial Struggle.
[PoliticsWeb] In a Facebook post on Thursday Ntokozo Qwabe - a co-founder of the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University - gleefully recounted how he and his group had reduced a waitress to tears at Obz Cafe' in Observatory Cape Town. He then launched into a racial diatribe against South Africa's minority white population saying they must not be allowed to rest; or get any tips apparently - until they have given the land back.

Qwabe, who was elected a Rhodes Scholar in 2014, has previously described Cecil John Rhodes as a "racist, genocidal maniac" who was "as bad as Hitler."

Qwabe's full post reads as follows:
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/01/2016 08:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Insert the Monty Python bit "What have the Romans ever done for us".
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/01/2016 9:15 Comments || Top||

#2  What are the odds that he's residing outside the African continent?
Posted by: Pappy || 05/01/2016 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  100%
Posted by: Frank G || 05/01/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#4  And in other news:

Julius Malema vows to seize white-owned land
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/01/2016 11:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Ntokozo cannot reconcile sharing the dark continent with 0,014 % of people unlike himself.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/01/2016 11:34 Comments || Top||

#6  How about we make them live by their own rules?

Let's ding these dingbats for cultural appropriation every time they use a wheeled vehicle, use electricity, air planes etc. etc. ad infinitum.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/01/2016 14:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Let's ding these dingbats for cultural appropriation every time they use a wheeled vehicle, use electricity, air planes etc. etc. ad infinitum. Posted by AlanC

You left off reading, writing, aspirin, and toilet paper, but your fully funded and trasferrable scholarship to either Cambridge or Oxford is not at all in jeopardy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/01/2016 14:42 Comments || Top||

#8  So he's a Rhodes Scholar who knowingly accepted money from a racist homocidal maniac, who he thinks is just like Hitler. His character speaks louder than his words. YJCMTSU!
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/01/2016 18:33 Comments || Top||

#9  These dingbats ding themselves every time they stoop to using the internet and typing in English.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/01/2016 18:34 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Crisis-hit Venezuela to push clocks forward to save power
[FRANCE24] With their country gripped by an economic crisis, Venezuelans will lose half an hour of sleep Sunday when their clocks are moved forward to save power on President Nicolas Maduro's order.

At 2:30 am local time, the oil-dependent South American nation will shift its time ahead by 30 minutes -- to four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

The move, announced in mid-April, is part of a package of measures the OPEC member is pursuing to cope with an electricity shortage. The country has also allowed rolling blackouts and reduced public sector work weeks to two days a week, as well as ordered schools to close on Fridays.

The socialist Maduro government says the El Nino weather phenomenon has dried up the nation's hydroelectric dams.

But the opposition says mismanagement is also to blame for the power crisis, as well as for shortage of food and basic supplies.

In announcing the time change, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza said the nighttime use of lighting and air conditioning was especially draining for the power grid.

"It'll be simple to move the clock forward a half hour -- this will allow us to enjoy more daylight, and it won't get dark so early," he said.

Once-booming Venezuela, which has the world's largest proven oil reserves, has plunged into economic chaos as global crude prices have collapsed.

Maduro blames the situation on an "economic war" against the country by capitalists and has vowed to press on with the socialist "revolution" launched by his late predecessor Hugo Chavez in 1999.
Notice that France24 doesn't offer a contrary opinion, not even a quote from the opposition...
The opposition has been pushing to drive Maduro from office since it took control of the legislature in January.

On Saturday, opponents said they have gathered nearly ten times the roughly 200,000 signatures needed to begin organizing a referendum to remove the president. If the electoral board verifies the signatures, the opposition will then have to collect four million more for the board to organize the vote.

It is racing to do so by the end of the year. After January, a successful recall vote would just transfer power to Maduro's vice president rather than trigger new elections.

A recent Venebarometro poll indicated that more than two thirds of Venezuelans wanted Maduro to quit
Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  it will be interesting to watch the endgame for VZ, and a useful preview for what is going to happen soon to the u.s.
Posted by: Nguard || 05/01/2016 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  #1: BINGO!!!!!! Nailed it!! Thread winner.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 05/01/2016 1:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Get rid of him, and maybe you have rain.
Posted by: newc || 05/01/2016 2:19 Comments || Top||

#4  In the tropics?

Posted by: no mo uro || 05/01/2016 5:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Marxist narrative over reality produces failure. They'll take whole countries down rather than acknowledge the false religion they push. I suspect if they ran counties like Egypt, it would result in sand shortages At least the Chinese woke up.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/01/2016 9:13 Comments || Top||

#6  They're outta beer. Shit's getting real
Posted by: Frank G || 05/01/2016 10:40 Comments || Top||

#7  In further instructions, citizens are instructed that the next time the power is on, that they should advance their clocks seventy 12 hour cycles forward.
This will create an entire month of electrical service.
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/01/2016 11:07 Comments || Top||

#8  This will create an entire month of electrical service.

And doomsday will arrive even sooner.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/01/2016 12:09 Comments || Top||

#9  It is five o'clock somewhere only if you have beer.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/01/2016 14:48 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Tent dealers in India's Rajasthan to discourage child marriages
[DAWN] Tent dealers in the Indian state of Rajasthan have decided not to provide wedding tents for child marriages, in a move to discourage the practice, reported the Times of India.

The decision was taken by Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraya Vyavsai Samiti, an association of tent dealers in the state of Rajasthan.

Tent dealers will now ask the parents of the bride and groom for birth certificates to ensure they are not facilitating the practice of child marriages. If the birth certificates prove that minors are being wed, the tent dealers will immediately inform the police.

The practice of child marriage is rampant in the districts of Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Banswara, Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu. The period of April to May is also regarded as auspicious to solemnise such weddings.

The decision by the tent dealers association was taken in a meeting held on Friday.

Ravi Jindal, president of the association, confirmed that birth certificates will be required before they provide logistics for the marriage, and if an individual or group gives information which is not correct, the nearest cop shoppe will be informed.
Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:


Nine-year-old boy raped allegedly by relative in Peshawar
[DAWN] A nine-year-old boy was raped allegedly by a relative in Hashtnagri area here on Thursday, police said.

The victim was brought to Lady Reading Hospital, Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
in a critical condition, and is now recovering.

The incident took place in Peshawar's Hussainia Mohalla, within the jurisdiction of Hashtnagri Police Station.

A First-Information Report was registered against a suspect, who the boy claimed was his relative.

The victim told police he was playing in his neighbourhood when his relative called him inside his house. After the boy went inside, the suspect subjected him to rape.

Police raided the alleged rapist's house late in the night, only to discover that he managed to flee.

Medical examination of the victim was underway, said the police.

A report launched by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child earlier this month stated that 10 cases of child sexual abuse took place every day in the country in the year 2015. Meanwhile,
...back at the saloon, Butch got the bill for the damage caused by the fist fight, the mirror broken in the shootout, and drinks for everyone......
nine people were executed for rape in Pakistain between January and May 2015.
Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:


Olde Tyme Religion
Thousands mark Easter eve in Jerusalem Orthodox church
[AA.TR] Each year, Orthodox Christians rush to Church of Holy Sepulchre to mark day of crucifixion and resurrection of Christ
Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Culture Wars
First woman tapped for dean at West Point academy
Wonder if the cadets always parade with the bolts of their weapons removed ?

Bio and photo.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/01/2016 11:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She has authored or co-authored three books, conducted human security research in Africa...

Oh let's talk about terr motivations and Africa as well. Here, sign the flyleaf. We'll get several copies to the White House most riki-tik !

Warrior, scholar, Intelligence officer, teacher, wife, mother, author, and also does PT. Where has she found the time ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/01/2016 12:19 Comments || Top||

#2  So, not a fan? Heh...
Posted by: Raj || 05/01/2016 14:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Another knock for ring knockers?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/01/2016 14:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Head of the Social Sciences Department, eh?
Posted by: SteveS || 05/01/2016 14:19 Comments || Top||

#5  So, not a fan? Heh...
Posted by Raj


Dullard that I am, I've obviously failed 'time management' quite miserably :-(
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/01/2016 14:36 Comments || Top||

#6  (eyeroll)
Posted by: charger || 05/01/2016 14:59 Comments || Top||


Government
SSA Putting Millions of Americans at Risk for Identity Theft
h/t Instapundit
The Social Security Administration puts millions of Americans at risk for identity theft by putting their full Social Security Numbers on letters sent in the mail.

The agency';s inspector general released an audit this week warning the government that by sending hundreds of millions of letters containing individual's Social Security Numbers it puts them at risk for identity theft.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/01/2016 06:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm trying to think of something suitably sarcastic that if one of those idiots read it they will never do anything like that again, but I can't.
Posted by: gorb || 05/01/2016 10:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Is there a hacker left who doesn't already have the entire database of US SSN's?
Posted by: Iblis || 05/01/2016 22:37 Comments || Top||



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  Bangla: IS claims second murder in a week
Sat 2016-04-30
  Taliban’s most senior Quetta Council member dies of cancer, reportedly in Pakistan
Fri 2016-04-29
  ISIS crucifies and executes captives in ‘video game killing’
Thu 2016-04-28
  Ninevah Nightmares: 235 die
Wed 2016-04-27
  Turkish artillery shells missile launchers, kills 11 ISIL militants
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  Islamist militants behead Canadian man in Philippines
Mon 2016-04-25
  Top Taliban leader killed in a special military operation in north of Afghanistan
Sun 2016-04-24
  Islamist militants suspected in slaying of professor in Bangladesh
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  Mali arrests suspected criminal mastermind of hotel terror attack
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  U.S. Ups Pressure on IS with first B-52 Bomber Strike
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  Taliban military commission chief killed in Afghan intelligence operatives raid
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