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Archive for September 2nd, 2009

Glenn Beck: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Encouraging Obama Propaganda—’Make a Stink’

Posted by princessxxx on September 2, 2009

GLENN BECK IS AN IDIOT

Posted in Art and Artists, Comedy, conspiracy theories, Educational, Entertainment, hall of shame, Huh??, notorious, Opinion, Politics | 11 Comments »

Carrie Prejean – I don’t like her earrings, either. – DUMB BLOND CHRISTIAN OF THE DAY!

Posted by princessxxx on September 2, 2009

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FOX NEWS PURGES YOUTUBE ACCOUNTS

MICHAEL MUSTO, YOU GO GIRL!

Posted in Comedy, conspiracy theories, Entertainment, hall of shame, Huh??, notorious, Opinion, Politics, Religion, Sex | Leave a Comment »

RELIGIOUS FRIGHT – Glen Beck, Michelle Bachmann ‘Actively’ Trying to ‘Get the President Killed’

Posted by princessxxx on September 2, 2009

DAN SAVAGE, YOU GO GIRL!

Posted in conspiracy theories, Debate, Educational, hall of shame, Huh??, notorious, Opinion, Politics, Religion | 1 Comment »

‘Lord of the Flies’ at U.S. Embassy in Kabul?

Posted by princessxxx on September 2, 2009

Oversight group: Workers subjected to hazing, other inappropriate behavior

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FOX NEWS PURGES YOUTUBE ACCOUNTS

NBC News and news services
updated 9:12 a.m. ET, Wed., Sept . 2, 2009

WASHINGTON – Guards hired by the State Department to protect diplomats and staff at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan live and work in a “Lord of the Flies” environment in which they are subjected to hazing and other inappropriate behavior by supervisors, a government oversight group charged Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Crime, hall of shame, Huh??, Military, notorious, Politics, Religion, Sex | 6 Comments »

Just Blame it on the Planets

Posted by dorian on September 2, 2009

Finding a Scapegoat When Epidemics Strike

Published: August 31, 2009

Whose fault was the Black Death?

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DEMONIZED Above, a detail from the Friese Chronicles showing the 1349 massacre of Erfurt Jews in Germany, who were blamed for the Black Death.Yeshiva University

In medieval Europe, Jews were blamed so often, and so viciously, that it is surprising it was not called the Jewish Death. During the pandemic’s peak in Europe, from 1348 to 1351, more than 200 Jewish communities were wiped out, their inhabitants accused of spreading contagion or poisoning wells.

The swine flu outbreak of 2009 has been nowhere near as virulent, and neither has the reaction. But, as in pandemics throughout history, someone got the blame — at first Mexico, with attacks on Mexicans in other countries and calls from American politicians to close the border.

In May, a Mexican soccer player who said he was called a “leper” by a Chilean opponent spat on his tormentor; Chilean news media accused him of germ warfare. In June, Argentines stoned Chilean buses, saying they were importing disease. When Argentina’s caseload soared, European countries warned their citizens against visiting it.

“When disease strikes and humans suffer,” said Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, chief of infectious diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an expert on the history of epidemics, “the need to understand why is very powerful. And, unfortunately, identification of a scapegoat is sometimes inevitable.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Educational, Health, Religion, Symbolic History, The World | 4 Comments »

 
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