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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today's Morning News: Airstrikes in Syria, the Talaban Hunts a 14-Year-Old Girl, and a Zumba Sex Scandal

Posted by on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 8:37 AM

The Syrian Military Is Denying It: But activists say "Syrian government warplanes unleashed deadly airstrikes on rebel strongholds..."

Malala Yousafzai Is in a British Hospital: But the Talaban says they're going to keep trying to kill her.

Citigroup CEO Resigns: And no one really knows why.

YESSSS!: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the 2013 Golden Globes.

Zumba Sex Scandal: A Maine Zumba instructor has "been charged with running a prostitution ring out of her dance studio."

The Great Phone Book Debate: "The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Seattle can't limit distribution of yellow-pages phone books with an opt-out registry or charge a fee to publishers."

Ugh: A young man with a dairy allergy died after one night in jail after eating oatmeal.

Stop! Thieves!: Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum and stole works from Picasso, Monet, Gauguin, and Matisse.

New iPad Next Week?: Maybe? Didn't they just release one?

Why Does a Troll Troll?: "German-American philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote that certain instances of wickedness seem to stem from an 'authentic inability to think.'"


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Trolling stems, as many things do, from the mid 20th century movement by a select grade of scientists and researchers to have sociopathy considered socially acceptable behavior by denouncing its status as a mental disorder.
Posted by Gomez on October 16, 2012 at 8:50 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
Trolling seems a bit like blaming an entire group for the actions of a very few. Anger supercedes empathy. Self interests supecedes conscience. Emotion supercedes thought. Humans can be complex.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 16, 2012 at 8:54 AM · Report this
In before giant scandal (perhaps even involving a scam) regarding Citibank.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on October 16, 2012 at 8:58 AM · Report this
And why wouldn't somebody with an allergy to dairy so severe that he has to take anxiety medications for it bother to ask whether or not there is milk in his oatmeal?
Posted by suddenlyorcas on October 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 5
Oh, one more thing. Use your voice. Vote!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 16, 2012 at 9:10 AM · Report this
Lissa 6
There may have been milk products such as whey in the oatmeal itself, especially if it was instant oatmeal. And it's not like the inmate dishing it out is likely to just take a minute to run on back and check the packaging. Be reasonable. This is an awful thing.
Posted by Lissa on October 16, 2012 at 9:16 AM · Report this
scary tyler moore 7
a cathouse run out of a zumba studio? didn't anyone get suspicious when classes starting selling out?
Posted by scary tyler moore on October 16, 2012 at 9:33 AM · Report this

Battery car companies go down the tubes.

Another "loser" picked by El Presidente:

Electric Car Battery Maker A123 Systems Files Bankruptcy…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 16, 2012 at 9:34 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
The new iPad is the one I did the alpha for. It had problems. They repurposed the case and some of the components into this new mini iPad.

Expect the 3D version to come out around 2014, once they work out the eyestrain problems. Or make a deal with Nintendo for the tech licensing.

@8 you mean like the Chinese firm the Governator Rmoney owns half of?
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM · Report this
On that Citigroup/Vikrim thingy:…

Posted by sgt_doom on October 16, 2012 at 11:15 AM · Report this
Ipso Facto 11
Lissa @6 is right, animal products are often -- and completely unnecessarily -- included in far too many processed foods.

It is tragic that a young man had to die because prisons/jails do not respect the dietary restrictions of their inmates.

The dietary commitments of inmates should be honored by incarcerating institutions just as religious practices are. Beyond allergy restrictions, there are many types of dietary commitments based on ethics and/or religion, including vegan, kosher, and halal diets. And with veganism on the rise, the future will inevitably see more inmates adhering to vegan diets (perhaps having been arrested for political protests or pot busts).

The deceased might not have been a vegan, but if incarcerating institutions had regulations in place to uphold the dietary restrictions of inmates, this man would still be alive. Hopefully that will be one result of the lawsuit that comes out of this tragedy.
Posted by Ipso Facto on October 16, 2012 at 2:47 PM · Report this

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