Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Round-Up

Pride of place to this, from the land of free.
Californian city extends smoking ban to include apartments More

Shame on you.
Merkel to allow circumcision in Germany despite ban More

Further tales from the land of the free.
Woman convicted of battery for protesting TSA pat-down More

I think we might thank the influence of the Catholic Church for this one.
Jamaican doctor arrested for performing abortion on 12-year-old
Dr Lloyd Goldson and the girl's mother have been arrested for allegedly procuring an abortion, and could face life in prison More

Shameful, but then I don't live in a slum built on top of the local dump.
Indian campaign confronts prevalence of female foeticide
Activists target antenatal clinics as people face so many problems, killing newborn girls has to compete for attention More

Not so free ourselves in England's green and pleasant land.
There was some surprise in the comments of yesterday’s post over the fact that the United Kingdom has effectively outlawed encryption: the UK will send its citizens to jail for up to five years if they cannot produce the key to an encrypted data set. More

What has the Egg and Spoon race come to, if it has come to this?
‘Lethal force’ at the ready: No-fly zone over London Olympics
It’s official: starting Saturday, Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) may use “lethal force” against any unauthorized craft, including passenger jets, caught violating London airspace during the Olympics. More

We are not insane, honest! we've just got religion.

Virgin Mary image on tree in West New York still drawing onlookers More


su said...

Have you seen this?

Himself said...

The link Su?

su said...

Himself said...

I think he should take more water with it.

I have always found him reasonable in the past, but this; I don't know what to make of it?

herself said...

I agree. But I think something will come to show JB's aim. Certainly not straight to the point. Certainly, many sites are going down, for different reasons, but the reference to Steel Magnolia and her subsequent rebut shows SHE wasn't amused!

Anonymous said...

German MPs vote to protect religious circumcision

The BBC's Stephen Evans in Berlin says opinion in Germany about the issue has been mixed, though slightly more Germans were in favour of the ban.

He says that many readers' comments on newspaper websites have indicated anger that this generation of Germans seems to be being constricted in its actions because of the Holocaust.

Himself said...

Remember the link you sent me for the extreme right in Germany? I have just watched a twenty minute report on the subject. UK only I'm afraid

They are on the move, and they are not messing about.

Only the blurb:

Our World - Germany's Far Right

Featuring news on issues around the world. Katya Adler examines the extent of far-right extremism in Germany following a recent outcry when it emerged that a group of three neo-Nazis had apparently been able to go on a ten-year killing spree of racially-motivated murders.