I’ve told you before how the huge country that is the Phils has suffered from exploitation through religious conquest over the centuries. This week, it was all over the news that the Philippines have had their credit rating upgraded to “investment grade” by some rating agency called Fitch. Should you have ever wondered what the hell a rating agency is, who appointed them and why their utterings have any relevance, check out this article.
Now, the Philippines (a country named after a Spanish king of the 16th century who sent an invading force of Catholics to usurp the place) have a long way to go indeed. Most of the wealth is still concentrated in the hands of only a few well-off families Continue reading
See, I personally can’t wait for Tony Abbott to become Australia’s new Prime Minister. Finally an arch-conservative Catholic whose opinions on global warming seem to change by the day, who thinks virginity is a gift, is opposed to same-sex marriage and falsely calls asylum seeker boats illegal, at the helm of Australian politics.
No National Broadband Network with speeds to 100Mbit under Mr Abbott Continue reading
Posted in Australia, Fuckmuffins, Politics
Tagged asylum, australia, boat, election, gay, gift, Gonski, high speed rail, marriage, prime minister, rail, reform, Tony Abbott, virginity
Rarely have I seen a dumber article on Alternet. Juan Cole informs us of the Top Ten Ways Islamic Law Forbids Terrorism.
Here’s just 2 ideas that come to my mind when I read this pileup:
1. If you need 10 ways to forbid something, then your methods 1-9 are not working.
2. If your justification for approving or disapproving of action X involves reference to something some guy may or may not have said in 650 CE, then your moral software needs an urgent update.
And then there is this: Continue reading
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Tagged Alternet, fallacy, Islam, Juan Cole, law, method, muslim, religion, scotsman, terror, terrorist