1. Segment of Channel4 Dispatches documentary on what life is like in an Islamic State captured city. The whole documentary is to be aired tonight. I hope someone uploads it for us all soon.
(Near the end, they try and let Islam off the hook for this horror as to be expected. But also as usual, they do not give any support for why this islam is aberrant while people who do not obey koran and the example of mohamed are somehow the real muslims)
(Here is a small victory for us all. If a photo of a cloth bag with a kid inside is put on the public web then its public and they can’t claim damages when people use the photos. So, like everyone else in the world.)
4. Meanwhile, back in Athens…
TORONTO — An Iranian immigrant who regularly raped his wife and beat his children during their 16-year marriage is going back to jail after Ontario’s top court on Wednesday increased his sentence.
In doing so, the Court of Appeal said the lower court judge who handed the man an 18-month term was wrong to assume cultural differences were a mitigating factor — even though the defence never raised the issue.
The man, who cannot be identified by court order to protect his now ex-wife and children, will instead have to serve a four-year term, the Appeal Court decided.
“Cultural norms that condone or tolerate conduct contrary to Canadian criminal law must not be considered a mitigating factor on sentencing,” the Appeal Court ruled. “To hold otherwise undermines the equality of all individuals before and under the law.”
(If Canada is the only sane country left on Earth we had better invest in a fence and throw away the keys)
(This would appear to be Obama’s use of the dialectic scam or a variant thereof)
Thank you Richard, M., Gates of Vienna, ML., CB Sashenka, Wrath of Khan, Bains and so many more who helped out with materials today.
This post except for item 7 was set up to be posted last night, but accidentally was not. So technically its post 5 for the 15th which may explain any temporal word contradictions that might be in the post.