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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Religious gene taking over the world

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We are doomed –– religion is taking over the world!

From Robert Rowthorn, emeritus professor of economics at Cambridge University has developed a model that shows that the genetic components that predispose a person toward religion are currently “hitchhiking” on the back of the religious cultural practice of high fertility rates. Even if some of the people who are born to religious parents defect from religion and become secular, the religious genes they carry (which encompass other personality traits, such as obedience and conservatism) will still spread throughout society, according to the model’s numerical simulations.

Taco Bell facing lawsuit: Thank-you for suing us

Taco Bell is facing a class-action lawsuit which claims it's meat is only 36% beef – the rest being extenders and other bits of whatever. Well, Taco Bell is striking back with this new ad, countering the claim with the headline "Thank-you for suing us."

New airline features girly-men / ladyboy stewardesses

From "A newly formed Thai airline carrier, PC Air, announced that they have hired their first round of stewardesses - or as they're calling them, "Ladyboys."

Yes, in an effort to showcase their commitment to equal employment opportunities, three transexuals, or peoples of the "third sex" as they say in Thailand, were the first to be hired as air hostesses. Peter Chan, the CEO of the new airline, enthusiastically shared the news with sources and reveals his company is open to hiring even more transsexuals in the future. He explains:
"I think these people can have many careers – not just in the entertainment business – and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess. I just made their dream come true. Our society has changed. It's evolution. I'm a pioneer and I'm sure there will be other organizations following my idea.""
Well Arnie certainly wouldn't approve of this.  Read more here

Mom kills teen children for being "mouthy"

A mother in Tampa has admitted to killing her two teen-age children for being "mouthy" in a case of extreme parenting.

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Photos: thousands protest in Egypt

Have a look at this National Post photo gallery of the Egyptian protests:

Flooding in Saudi Arabia kills 10 – 3 missing

Who knew desert countries experienced such severe floods? Well at least the people know their king will look after them when he isn't busy suppressing them or lending moral support to the Egyptian president.


Iran hangs female protester

From CBC reports: Iran has executed a Dutch-Iranian woman who was detained for participating in protest against the disputed election in 2009 according to Iranian state television.  Zahram Bahrami was actually hanged for possessing and selling drugs. The report doesn't explain what happened to the original charges. I guess this is just one hell of a coincidence.

Bandits use car to smash through mall in "Blues Brothers" attack

Bandits smashed through a mall in New Jersey in an a robbery ploy reminicent of the famous mall scene in the movie "Blues Brothers". All that was missing was the mission from God.

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Shocker: Saudi king slams Egyptian protesters!

From CNN: Saudi King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and "was reassured" about the situation in Egypt, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

"During the call, the king said, 'Egypt is a country of Arabism and Islam. No Arab and Muslim human being can bear that some infiltrators, in the name of freedom of expression, have infiltrated into the brotherly people of Egypt, to destabilize its security and stability and they have been exploited to spew out their hatred in destruction, intimidation, burning, looting and inciting a malicious sedition,'" the news agency reported.

Saudi Arabia "strongly condemns" the protest, it said.
Read more in the National Post