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I was reading a book which included the phrase "in these days of political correctness..." talking about no longer making jokes that denigrated people for their culture or for the color of their skin.

And I thought, "That's not actually anything to do with political correctness.  That's just treating other people with respect."

I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase "politically correct" wherever we could with "treating other people with respect" and it made me smile.

You should try it.  It's peculiarly enlightening.

I know what you're thinking now.  You're thinking "Oh my god, that's treating other people with respect gone mad!"

-- Neil Gaiman​
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"Politically correct" was initially a Communist Party term, wasn't it? Expressing the way you should speak (and think) to stay safe during the days of Stalinist terror. Its modern use to indicate avoiding socially-disapproved speech in free societies like ours was always a ridiculous stretch.
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Science and London are cool. As though we didn't already know that!

Topping the list of the most Googled museums in the world were:

1. The Science Museum
2. The Natural History Museum.
3. The British Museum 

#London   #science   #scienceiscool  
London is named the most googled city in the world for its art galleries, performing arts and innovative design, with the Science Museum is the most searched-for museum.
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There's something wrong with your interpretation of your religion if it actually makes you believe that you can burn a toddler to death by fire-bombing the family house. There's something wrong with your religion if it tells you that you are superior to people who didn't by chance happen to be born into your religion. 

There is no excusing this behaviour, whoever did this (we don't know if it definitely was this man yet) is sick and needs to be detained without possibility of parole for the rest of their life. Murdering innocent men, women and children is inexcusable. 

Israeli extremism needs to be addressed and with haste. Extremism among ultra orthodox Jews within Israeli have been given voices through senior members of the government and by the indifference and assistance of the police and the IDF. Until all of these elements are addressed I fear that Israeli extremism will continue to grow and it will be at the cost of innocent Palestinian lives.

#Israel   #Palestine   #extremism  
Meir Ettinger started his career in anti-Arab activism in relatively modest and unexceptional fashion. The young man now being designated as the number one Jewish terrorism suspect of Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency would, as a 20-year-old in 2011, go into the shops and stalls of Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market. He would ask the storekeepers if they employed Arabs and if the answer was “yes”, he would place an “x” next to the store’s...
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I just don't have the words for the sadness I feel when someone uses their religion to bring intolerance and division rather than comfort and strength. I'm not religious myself at all, and while I do criticise organised religion, I can understand why it brings great comfort to people. This, like Christian extremism and Muslim extremism and even Pagan extremism (oh believe me there's a bunch of transphobic fanatics in the Pagan community that is shameful) just makes me sad. 
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I can't tell you how many times I've seen this attributed to Gandhi, because Ben Kingsley supposedly said it in the film. (And no, he didn't. Kingsley did say, "An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind." This is also a misattribution; the only written record of this line was by Louis Fischer, explaining Gandhi's non-violence philosophy!)
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Can you help this poor man find his father?
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Lol
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In case you grammar nerds were in any doubt, here's a quick and easy guide to Southern American grammar.

#grammar   #grammarmatters   #writing  
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You forgot ain't and using in instead of ing. But prety close.
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Happy Birthday Mr President!

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Barack Obama turns 54 today, his penultimate birthday celebration while still in the White House.
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The sad reality of isolationist Brits at the moment. 

#thisisengland   #England   #Britain   #xenophobia  

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/?CMP=ILC-refresh
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A country has really lost it's way when such overtly bigoted views are expressed unchallenged and uncensored. There is no justification for supporting the burning alive of any citizen, no justification for calling people 'beasts' or encapsulating in that dialogue homophobia to boot. Israel has lost its way and the American's unequivocal political and financial support of such a state undermines its credibility in the rest of the world. It's a sad day when any individual or nation allows it's politicians to forget others humanity. 

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Are there any limits on what Israel can do?

FTA:  "The new Justice minister, Ayelet Sheked, justified the burning alive of a Palestinian teenager by Israeli youths in East Jerusalem…. Rabbi Eli  Ben-Dahan, the new deputy defense minister, declared: “(Palestinians) are beasts, they are not humans” and  “A Jew always has a much higher soul than a gentile, even if he is a homosexual.” CommDigiNews – The new Israeli government is taking an extreme stance regarding a possible Palestinian state. Prime Minister Netanyahu, during his campaign for re-election, said that a Palestinian state would never be established while he was in power."

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The new Justice minister, Ayelet Sheked, justified the burning alive of a Palestinian teenager by Israeli youths in East Jerusalem…. Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, the new deputy defense minister, declared: “(Palestinians) are beasts, they are not humans” and “A Jew always has a much higher soul than a ...
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Yes, yes, yes this!!!!



h/t +Elisa T & +Mud hooks (I didn't share their post because I wanted the words to show in the link)
In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy of many in the 'pro-life' movement: "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you ...
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    Currently working on my début novel Beyond the Mist, which is a Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Epic Fantasy cross over novel. My aim is to have written it in full by the end of the year and have a website set up that is dedicated to promoting and sharing my writing and my novel with my audience.
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V C Willow has always loved to write and read for pleasure. During her teenage years she wrote a lot of poetry but graduated to writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, Epic Fiction, Urban Fantasy and Suspense as she reached her twenties.

She is a geek and comic nerd. A very keen reader, an enthusiastic cook and gardener and loves to craft. She's even been known to get down and dirty and do some DIY.

V.C  live in Manchester, England with her ball of cat fluff, Willow. She is currently writing her début fantasy novel.

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To The Woman And Child Who Sat At Table Nine -
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"I was supposed to politely tell you to please not have your daughter yell. I was supposed to offend you by not offending you…"

a review of The Casual Vacancy
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An excellent creative concept, good character development with a finely drawn narrative that maintained the suspense, however I felt the wri

Why We Remember So Many Things Wrong - The New Yorker
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If we remember dramatic and emotional moments so well, why do most people forget what they were doing when the Challenger exploded?

Sandi Toksvig: Save the Children fired me for being a lesbian | World ne...
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Comedian reveals that charity stopped her hosting anniversary event in 1990s to prevent Princess Anne meeting a lesbian

“Concentrate” and “exterminate”: Israel parliament deputy speaker's Gaza...
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Moshe Feiglin’s plan for Gaza amounts to direct and public incitement to genocide – a punishable crime under the Genocide Convention.

Glass House by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects
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Johannesburg-based studio Nico Van Der Meulen Architects has designed the Glass House project. This impressive two story contemporary home i

Singles
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The Singles is an appropriate look back at one of England's favorite rock acts, Feeder, who has gone on to sell more than three million albu

Ukip suspends councillor who claimed floods were caused by gay marriage
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Ukip councillor David Silvester's suspension comes after new interview in which he says gay people 'can be healed'

Palestinian villages subject to Israeli mock raids not told they are exe...
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Israeli military rejects complaints by Israeli human rights group Yesh Din over 'training' arrests of Arabs and raids on homes

NaNiWriMo
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NaNiWriMo stand for National Novel Writing Month, which has become an international institution over the month of November. In a nutshell: N

Your Timelord Name
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Find your timelord name and begin your adventure! - ShindanMaker (en)

Professionalism and writing - You are only as good as the manner in whic...
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The internet is a minefield for discussion groups, behind the safety of a computer people are much more likely to put forward forthright and

Sunday Inspiration - Inner conflict
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It's been an interesting week this week and one where I really surprised myself. Previously I would have taken it personally when Mr Levitic

We don't have to agree - why advice on writing is not universal
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Oh writers, how I love and loathe you in equal measure. You may think that's a strange kind of thing to feel about others in your profession

Sunday Inspiration - Vincent
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It's Sunday, a new week is about to begin and that means that it's time for Sunday Inspiration. This week I was feeling introspective and Va

Hey Dumas - No not you Alexander of The Three Musketeers fame
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Yes you Dumb ass, actually its not OK for others to believe the only 'stable, home life' is one between a man and a woman. I'm not a gay man

Sunday Inspiration - Week Nine
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When I was younger, my favourite show on TV was the X-files, with its funky content, it's wry humour its exploration of the impossible and t

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