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I’d be very upset if I worked at Fage USA and had to drive every (Monday) morning to:
1 Opportunity Drive.
I suppose that neighbourhood has...
by Mia McKenzie
Yesterday, I wrote a post called Michelle Obama...
“Can someone tell me whether we’re supposed to be offended by Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Tonto or not? Must know for dinner parties/twitter.”
“The Dutch state has always argued that because its troops were serving under the auspices of the U.N. during the Bosnian war, the Netherlands could not be held responsible for its actions. But judges found that after the fall of Srebrenica, Dutch military and political leaders were in “effective control” of their troops — even though command and control was officially in the hands of the U.N. “It’s the first time, I believe, that a state is being held accountable during a peacekeeping operation where things went wrong,” said Zegveld, Nuhanovic’s lawyer. “The state had always warned — almost threatened — during the proceedings that if that happened, there’s a chance that [The Netherlands] won’t contribute any new troops [to U.N. peacekeeping missions.]”
“There is compelling evidence that immigration detention has a detrimental impact on the mental and physical health of those detained, be they children or adults. Much research has been conducted into the psychosocial impacts of immigration detention on adults. For example, a United States study of 70 detained asylum seekers, published in The Lancet, found that 77 per cent of the group had ‘clinically signiﬁcant symptoms of anxiety,’ 86 per cent had depressive symptoms, and 50 per cent displayed symptoms of post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)”
“So-called “indigenous justice” is reportedly common in Bolivia, and even has partial backing from Evo Morales, the country’s first democratically elected indigenous president.”
“An Italian journalist has claimed that disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her while he was France’s finance minister in the late 1990s, it was reported on Wednesday.”
“We are acting just like we would for any kind of racism case, whether it’s anti-Semitic or anti-black,” Vice president of LICRA Philippe Schmidt told The Local at the time. “We cannot just pull a blanket over our eyes because this is a case of anti-white racism.”
“Intersectionality” is another new bit of equality jargon that the stiff suits in the conservative commentariat loudly claim not to understand – despite or perhaps because of the fact that schoolchildren have been using it on the internet for years.”
“Ultra-feminism’s mournful obsession with words and categories is making the movement a joke.”