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Was religion relevant?

August 23, 2010

Jakarta introduces women-only trains to avoid groping

INDONESIA/JAKARTA (Reuters Life!) – Women-only train carriages were launched this week in Jakarta in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, in an attempt to avert groping and sexual harassment on packed commuter trains.

Is that what she said?

arrest-face-200.jpgI am a Bosnian citizen. Please, before airing a video, make sure you have all your facts accurate. 

Negro spirituals

Chuck Berry won’t sing for ‘Johnny’ in US election

spirituals-180.jpg “In the ’50s there were certain places we couldn’t ride on the bus,” Berry said. “And now there is a possibility of a black man being in White House. Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, free at last,” he said, quoting the words of a Negro spiritual song famously invoked by assassinated civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr.

Lost in translation


Your Brazilian site has a wrong automatic translator. This month is MAY, and your Brazilian website translates”may” as a word that in Brazil means: “MAY I go to the bathroom?” In English, this words are the same, but not in Portuguese. 

Another meaning…

Young Pennsylvania voters take a shine to Obama

obama-180.jpgI think a news headline about taking a “shine” to a man of color is considered in poor taste, at best.

Halting vs braking?

Bush climate plan said too little, too late  

On Wednesday, President George W. Bush unveiled a plan to halt the growth of U.S. emissions by 2025, toughening a previous goal of braking the growth of emissions by 2012. The United States and China are the top emitters. 

Very heavy grapes and gems?

Engagement ring ends up gone with the wind

diamond-180.jpgHajji, of Hackney, east London, had concealed a 6,000-pound engagement ring inside a helium balloon. The idea was that she would pop the balloon as he popped the question.