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Monday, August 06, 2012

Links - 6th August 2012

The Prince of Wales - Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee Tour by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Singapore from Tuesday 11th until Thursday 13th September"
God Save the Queen!

ICING ON TOP - "She relates to us a story of a friend who got pregnant the first time she had sex, because of the simple fact that she and her partner were too ashamed to buy a condom. She also shares of another friend who results to regular intercourse due to the fact that she does not know how to masturbate."

Artificial jellyfish built from rat cells

Airlines with free alcohol on board

Marilyn Monroe or Einstein? Amazing Optical Illusion

Teacher Cannot Shave Head One! Unprofessional! Parents will make noise!

Nadia Ilse, Bullied Georgia Teen, Receives Free Plastic Surgery From Little Baby Face Foundation - "Nadia Ilse is looking forward to the new school year, when she will no longer be called "Dumbo" by her peers for her "elephant ears." To ward off school bullies who began taunting her in the first grade for her ears, Nadia begged her mother at the age of 10 for an otoplasty -- an operation to pin her ears back."

Restaurant racism revealed as 40% of waiters admit they discriminate against black customers because they 'don't tip well' - "Many of the waiters questioned said they perceived African-Americans to be less polite than others, while some added that they thought black diners tipped less generously."

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First

Muslim Cab Drivers Refuse to Transport Alcohol, and Dogs - " Commissioners at one of the country's biggest airports are considering punishing Muslim cab drivers who refuse service to passengers possessing alcohol or guide dogs. The cabbies claim transporting those items violates Islamic law. "It is against our faith and the airport is discriminating against Muslim drivers"... The state agency that licenses cab drivers prohibits discrimination against passengers unless the driver feels his life is in danger... under the Hanafi School of Islamic law, if Muslims live in a country that does not enforce their religious law, they can defer to the written laws of that country"

Eat Drink KL: Tery Pork Cafe - "Pursuing pork in a commercial complex we rarely venture into: Southgate's Tery Pork Cafe, a no-frills eatery with a catchy name that completely explains its raison d'etre."

So This Exists: The BBQ Pulled Pork Cupcake at Bourbon Steak in Washington, DC | Serious Eats

Atheist wins right to wear pasta strainer as "religious headgear" - "The license took three years to come through and, according to Herr Alm, he was asked to submit to a medical interview to check on his mental fitness to drive but his efforts paid off."

Peter Worthington: So a Boy in a Burka Walks Into an LCBO... - "[There was a] 14-year-old boy in a burka buying liquor with impunity... Those who feel the staff are culpable at three LCBOs for not demanding the Burka-clad person show a face, or at least identity as the law requires, are missing the point. Had they demanded the purchaser show a face or produce identity, they may well have feared being accused of prejudice or being motivated by hate. Who can blame the LCBO cashier for not risking the wrath of human rights zealots who often seem to lack qualities of common sense that one would think would be a requirement for the job? Nor is it unknown that Western "converts" to Islam use wearing the burka as a statement, and even a provocation. The greater implications of this burka-and-booze story is that it could happen anywhere. Personally, I await with interest when the first burka-clad gang of robbers hits a bank... The burka is an ideal disguise in our country, because we are so sensitized to pretending it's normal, that we are reluctant to cause a scene by asking questions... there was a case in Florida a few years ago, where a niqab-clad Muslim woman wanted her photo for a driver's license taken with her face covered. When she was told to show her face to the camera, all hell broke loose as she and others demanded their "human right" not to show her face. The same argument has occurred over Muslim women testifying in court and insisting that they have the right to be in disguise. Quebec is one province that has taken a lead by insisting that the burka is taboo when applying for a government job or appearing as a witness in court where the accused has a right to face an accuser"

Book tells Muslim men how to beat and control their wives - "A local bookstore has "sold out" of a controversial marriage guide that advises Muslim men on how to beat their wives."

Why You're Probably Working an Extra Two Months This Year - "Some 68% of us check work email before 8 a.m., with half of us doing so before our heads leave the pillow. (The average check-in time of the 1,000 randomly-selected respondents: 7:09 a.m.) At the other end of the day, 69% of us can’t slip into slumber unless we’ve checked that old work email one last time. But perhaps the most eye-popping part of the survey is how much all that extra time adds up to. Simply by answering work-related calls and emails when we’ve left the office, the average respondent is working an extra seven hours a week. That adds up to 365 hours a year"

Women 'deliberately post ugly photos of friends online' - "The majority of women posting the photos said they did so after falling out with their friends, while nearly a third said they were taking revenge on people who had done the same to them. Two fifths of women also admitted deliberately posting photographs of their friends without make-up. Even when asked to permanently delete the unflattering picture from Facebook, a fifth of women said they had refused to do so. The survey of 1,500 women aged over 18 by, a photo gift website, adds to growing evidence that people use Facebook to embarass or humiliate their friends... Three quarters of women said they routinely "de-tagged" photos of themselves if they did not like the pictures, while two thirds polled said they would be "angry" with a friend for uploading unflattering pictures of themselves"

Facebook Profile Picture Choice May Be Influenced By Cultural Background: STUDY - "We believe these findings relate to a cultural bias to be more individualistic and independent in the U.S. and more communal and interdependent in Asia"
L'étude : "les utilisateurs de Facebook de l’Asie de l’Est avaient une expression faciale moins marquée que celle des Américains sur leurs photographies."

No Sex Before Marriage says MOE? - "Sometimes I wonder if our country is moving forwards or backwards with some of the surprising actions taken by our authorities. The latest brow raiser is the Ministry of Education’s revision of the sexuality education programme. What surprised many people is the statement from MOE that the team of 10 specially selected teachers who will teach this program MUST practise “mainstream values that are aligned with MOE”. And these values include the family as a basic unit of society and these teachers have to practise abstinence (No Sex) before marriage!"
Original article: Social media drives MOE to revise sex education

Cuttlefish woos female and dupes male with split-personality skin - "Imagine trying to talk to two people at the same time. I don’t mean just talking to one and then the other – I mean simultaneously saying different things to both of them. And in one of those conversations, you’re pretending to be someone of the opposite sex. That’s exactly the exchange that Culum Brown from Macquarie University has witnessed off the east coast of Australia."

Coke And Pepsi Contain Small Amounts Of Alcohol - "even the big brands, like Coke and Pepsi, contain .0001 percent or 10mg in every liter. The amount is minuscule, but the figures will still be enough to upset the thousands of Muslims who regularly drink Cola because their religion forbids them from drinking alcohol"

Charles Carreon drops lawsuit against The Oatmeal - "website FunnyJunk hosted many unauthorized copies of Inman's work. Inman mocked it. FunnyJunk threatened to sue him for mocking it. Inman mocked it again and established a wildly successful charity drive to lampoon FunnyJunk and fight cancer. Carreon soiled his legal drawers and dragged Inman, the charities, anonymous critics, and the entire Internet's attention into a demented knot of litigation"

Live Cis Excellence - Improving relations via blogging! - "If you’re going to find fault with a person’s argument, make sure that you point out that their race/ethnicity/sex/interests are also relevant to the conversation! It might appear that they aren’t relevant, but they are! If you’re going to do that though you will also have to provide something nice at the end to prove you aren’t being insensitive to them. Here are some suggestions, based on circumstance:
Black person: “Thanks for Jazz!”
Gay person: “Thanks for fashion!”
Woman: “Thanks for babies!”
White man: “Thanks for civilization!”
Etc, etc.
End your posts on a positive note! There’s no need for negativity on the internet!"

Live Cis Excellence - "Um excuse me black people aka “PoC bloggers” can u stop appropriating the phrase “drinking the kool-aid” you’re being really insensitive to victims of the jonestown massacre thanks guys I hope we’re still cool
P.S. thanks for Jazz."

7 Overpriced Products in Singapore (2012) - "1. Brand Name HDMI Cables
2. iPhone Cases / Covers
3. Branded Bottled Water
4. Pre-Cut Vegetables and Fruits
5. Printer Ink
6. Wine in Restaurants
7. Designer Furniture"

Dismissed Catholic bishop says Vatican denied him natural justice - "A Catholic bishop in Australia has accused the Vatican of denying him natural justice after he was fired for suggesting the church ordain women and married men... Morris, 67, said this week that he had only wanted the church to keep an open mind on the matter of ordaining women and married men, and had not specifically advocated it"
Bishops calling for ordination of women & married men = fired. Bishops who abuse children = transferred. Ave Maria!

Affordable Afternoon High Tea under $10 | ladyironchef - Singapore Food Blog
- "Bakerzin: $8.9++ for a slice of cake and coffee/tea
Canele Patisserie: $11 for a slice of cake and coffee/tea
Fruit Paradise: $9.8++ for a slice of tart and coffee/tea
Obolo Patisserie: $9.2++ for a slice of cake/tart and coffee/tea
Foster English Rose Cafe: $11++ for tea set"
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