China has a whole different way of implementing a Muslim ban. They’re banning Muslim baby names.
On Thursday, Chinese officials in Xinjiang — the Asian country’s largest Muslim and Uyghur province — released a document titled “Naming Rules for Ethnic Minorities” prohibiting Arabic names used by Muslim parents worldwide.
Uyghurs are a predominantly Muslim and Turkic ethnic group that live in East and Central Asia.
According to Radio Free Asia, popular Muslim names like Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj and Medina are now banned.
Names that refer to the star or crescent moon are also banned. A full list of banned names has not yet been published and it’s still not clear what classifies as a religious name, the Guardian reported.
Children who hold a banned Muslim name will be denied access to social services, housing and education.
Human rights groups, like the Human Rights Watch, have already condemned the ban on Muslim names. Read more (4/26/17)
Based on the ALA’s Banned & Challenged Classicslist, which can be found here: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics
1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger 3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck 4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee 5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker 6. Ulysses, by James Joyce 7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison 8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 9. 1984, by George Orwell 10. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov 11. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck 12. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller 13. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley 14. Animal Farm, by George Orwell 15. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway 16. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner 17. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway 18. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston 19. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison 20. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison 21. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell 22. Native Son, by Richard Wright 23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey 24. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut 25. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway 26. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London 27. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin 28. All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren 29. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien 30. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair 31. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence 32. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess 33. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin 34. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote 35. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie 36. Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron 37. Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence 38. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut 39. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles 40. Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs 41. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh 42. Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence
Many consider Maya Angelou (1928–2014) a U.S. national treasure. A writer, activist, filmmaker, actor, and lecturer well into her eighties, Angelou transcended her humble upbringing in deeply racist Arkansas to create a vast body of work that helped to change the landscape of American culture. After a traumatic childhood event that she would later chronicle in her game-changing memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou became extraordinarily gifted in arts and literature and earned a scholarship to a San Francisco high school. As a teen, she became the first African-American female cable car conductor in San Francisco. She became a mom at sixteen and married a Greek aspiring musician, flouting the existing laws forbidding interracial marriage. Angelou studied dance with legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey and became a staple on the calypso music and dance scene as a performer. She also toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. After meeting novelist John Oliver Killens in 1959, she joined the Harlem Writers Guild and published her first written work. She became a civil rights activist and worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Angelou would go on to write thirty-six books, earning the honor of both being on the banned books list and holding the record for the longest-running nonfiction book on The New York Times’ bestseller list.
In addition to roles in producing, writing, and directing film and television, Angelou became the first African-American woman to pen a screenplay that was actually made into a film, the Pulitzer Prize–nominated Georgia, Georgia. She won three Grammys for her spoken word albums, served on two presidential committees, and became the first female poet to compose and recite a poem for a presidential inauguration (President Bill Clinton’s in 1993). Showered with accolades at the end of her life, Angelou was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama in 2010. Angelou was fittingly recognized in her lifetime for her work that opened America’s hearts and minds.
Sargon of Akkad started a petition to try to have you listed and banned as a "terrorist organization"? htt ps : / /w w w. change. or g/p/president-of-the-united-states-declare-antifa-a-terrorist-organization
You mean to tell us that someone who appears to be a grown-ass adult yet calls himself “Sargon of Akkad” has started an online petition asking to “ban” anyone who opposes fascism as “terrorists?”
THIS IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO ANTIFA EVER!!! WE’RE DOOMED!!! UTTERLY DOOMED!!!
I used to get in trouble at school a lot for the books I read. I would find the list of banned books and then make sure that people saw me reading them on campus, and anytime the school tried calling my mom to say I couldn’t read those at school, her response was the same. She always said “I don’t censor what she reads, as long as she didn’t get it from your library, why does it matter?” The best time was when I had a group of about 12 people all start doing the same thing.
"Would you have been happier if we realized our mistake and then waited until the next banning window to fix it?" No. I would, however, have been happier if you'd banned it on the Monday prior- or in any of the preceding Banned List updates, for that matter, since the Copycat combo was an admitted design mistake and never should have been set loose on Standard in the first place. It should have been removed at the earliest possible opportunity.
We are hesitant to ban cards. We want you to be able to play with every card you own (in the appropriate format). That makes us more inclined to wait before banning something.
Okay, it’s a day after we decide not to ban a card in Standard and then we get a whole bunch of data from Magic Online of people playing with the new cards and it shows the format has gotten even worse.
This isn’t hypothetical, it’s actual data showing that you the outcome is bleak. What do we do? We could stand by our structure and make the players spend many weeks playing an unfun format or we can make an exception and do something about it, late but only by two days. We obviously chose the latter.
A/N: Lily has a sex dream about James. Shenanigans ensue.
Lily wakes with a start, sweaty and flushed, and immediately
her insides twist horribly. “Bollocks,” she says, squeezing her eyes shut as
though she can mentally wipe away all memory of the dream she’s just awoken
“Everything all right, love?” Marlene, one of her fellow
seventh years, calls from the bathroom. Lily jumps, unaware she’d spoken out
“Erm, yes,” she calls back. Moments later, Lily starts again
as Marlene’s blonde head appears between her bed curtains.
“Doesn’t sound like it,” Marlene says pleasantly. Eyes
flicking over Lily’s pink cheeks, she cocks her head to one side. “Bad dream?”
“Something like that,” Lily mutters, shooing Marlene away as
she pulls back the curtains and swings her legs over the side of the bed.
Marlene crosses her arms and raises her eyebrows expectantly, but Lily just
shakes her head. “I’m late for Transfiguration.”
You missed the point of the Loki scene if you love Trump and the State as much as you claim
Thank you for dropping by my favorite of grey faced friend, let me start out by saying:
I’m not at all surprised that a Lib would equate that scene to Trump, since everything is a Nazi these days. However you couldn’t be farther from the truth.
To start, the left likes to portray actions by anyone who does not fit their exact flavor of silly on any given day as evil. I won’t go into depth about the huge hypocrisies involved, even within the last few months, as that will side track this conversation. Maybe my grey faces fan we will go into it at length on a different post. Today the Libs have decided that travel bans, illegals, refugees and minorities, are the popular evils. Those positions by the Conservatives are not evil or fascist, and if you believe they are you are ignorant, but
The travel ban, it is not unconstitutional, it is not unlawful, it is not fascist. Obama has enacted more travel bans then the last 3 Republican (including Trump) presidents. The countries in the ban are from a threat list the Obama administration created, so your moral outrage is hypocritical and aimed at the wrong person. Since if this is evil and unlawful, your Lord and Savior Obama is the worst offender in the history of the United States.
The travel ban is temporary, if memory serves it is only 90 days, it actually effects very few people with only, if memory serves, a few hundred turned away so far. Beyond that several of our Arab and Muslim allies think the ban is a great idea and have also placed bans on these areas (if further proof was needed for how dangerous these areas are).
Trump is against ILLEGAL immigrants, NOT IMMIGRANTS, our nation is founded by immigrants and still lives up to the inscription on the Statue of Liberty
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
. Our nation allows around a million legal immigrants into the country each year, far more than almost any other nation. The claim is made that illegals are fleeing their countries because of danger or for hope of a better life. If true they actually have a fantastic chance of legally entering the country because America once again is one of the largest takers of refugees and givers of political asylum
each year. So far from uncaring monsters America as bad as you think it is, holds the moral high-ground when it comes to helping the disposesed. That is before we go into any of the foreign aid or humanitarian efforts we do each year around the globe.
Now about illegals, this is not a race thing. I don’t care if you are an illegal from Canada, Kenya, or Mexico, if you are an illegal then you are here ILLEGALLY and once found it is the LEGAL obligation to deport them, especially if they are found guilty of other crimes. I wont go into the costs for schools, states, and gov programs, etc that are incurred, the crime stats, or the proven voter fraud seeing as this is already getting a bit long. I will however point out another blaring hypocrisy OBAMA DEPORTED MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT. So if you suddenly care about illegals now where were you when they were actually at risk?
What about the fact that NO OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH lets you illegally enter the country and then gives you benefits. NO OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH will not throw you in jail/immediately deport you if you are caught illegally entering the country. Jail and deportation are the nice punishments in other countries, it gets much worse. So once again America far from being the evil monster you like to make it out as is the NO OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH is as as good to the disposesed as we are.
As for the Wall, there is nothing illegal, inhumane, or unconstitutional about it. In fact your fav OBAMA GAVE MILLIONS TO FOREIGN POWERS TO HELP THEM BUILD BOARDER WALLS. Bill Clinton ran of a platform of boarder security, and even had an ILLEGAL CHILD kidnapped at gunpoint from his relatives in the states to be sent to Cuba. Enjoying the hypocrisy yet? So…
On the topic of refugees, even though the US takes in the most refugee’s a year we HAVE NO OBLIGATION to take in even a SINGLE refugee. Add to that the CURRENT VETTING process LITERALLY let one of the SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTERS into the country. So far from being fascist reevaluating current vetting standards that obviously don’t work is a practical and elementary decision. The current refugee crisis in Europe, adds additional reason for concern, especially since if memory serves the majority of those refugees are from those 7 nations on the ban list. Then the most damning piece of evidence as to why we need reevaluated vetting is the fact that ISIS HAS LITERALLY SAID THEY SEND INFILTRATORS IN WITH THE REFUGEES. So to say that there is no threat when ISIS has told us that refugees are LITERALLY there strategy, especially when they can be linked to many attacks within the continental United States. Traditionally women and children out of uniform are non-combatants however with the rise of ISIS more women and more children are being employed in terror attacks, and other acts of violence. Making any refugee’s from these countries like a bowl of poisoned M&M’s. Another dangerous sign is the number of military aged males who are now “refugees” is ridiculous. Now I have heard libs state that this is not true because Statistics state that women and children do in fact make up a large percentage. I have no doubt that their statistics are correct, the issue becomes that ILLEGALS DO NOT FILL OUT PAPERWORK ON BEING ILLEGALS. So the hordes of military aged males flooding into Europe right now who are doing so illegally and not as refugees go uncounted for in those statistics since their number and demographic can not be accurately calculated. So in matters of security, far from facist, we’re trying to be functional, so…
The UN has an entire initiative based around helping refugees, and it has come out and stated that for the price of relocating 1 refugee to the United States, it could help 12 in their own countries. Ironically the money Obama set aside is many times what the UN’s ENTIRE REQUESTED BUDGET FOR THE ISSUE IS. So long story short: it is easier, more cost effective, and safer for all involved to help them in their own countries. Now for those of you thinking “but they live in a war zone,” yes they do, a war zone Obama made possible, and Hillary armed. We have the ability to protect them even, we could crush ISIS if we were allowed but libs don’t want us to interfere in other countries. So instead we have contracted with several countries in the region, Saudi Arabia for instance to create, and protect safe zones within their countries. So once again Trump and conservatives have the moral high ground, having once again done more for the disposesed. And Trump did that week 1, he did more for the disposesed of the middle east DURING HIS FIRST WEEK AS PRESIDENT, than Obama managed in the last 8 years. Shall we also discuss the fact that this entire refugee crisis was actually CAUSED BY OBAMA AND HILLARY. Obama destabilizing the region by pulling out of Iraq despite repeatedly being told by military advisers that it was a bad idea. Then Hillary giving weapons to ISIS in Syria.
Liberals have been bullying and using fear tactics against minorities since the beginning of time, but they’ve been laying it on thick since the election. Telling minorities that now that Trump is president that they will be carted off to concentration camps, that they need to live in fear because Trump will get them. You only have to look at Youtube to see lib parents fear mongering their children like this. While the only reported incidents have turned out to be libs faking or false reporting incidents. While their are dozens of confirmed incidents of Trump supporters being attacked, people have even been attacked for “looking like a Trump supporter.” That’s before we mention all the riots, like the last one over words, that weren’t even said, THE VIOLENCE STARTED BEFORE THE SPEECH.
Truth is that Pence is not trying to create gay camps or electro therapy anyone, he is not pushing some anti-gay agenda. He is talking about expanding LGBT insurance, allowing for new procedures to be covered.
While the Left views this as a negative, this could set a precedence,and expand what insurance will cover in the future for members of the LGBT community.
When you look at all the facts, you call Trump, Hitler, but Obama has in every case actually done more, and worse than pretty much every other President in our beloved nations history. I hate to break this to you but, your fav, is at the very least more Hitler by your own meter stick than Trump ever was.
Yes, I’ve gone almost one thousand cards without doing Sol Ring. Don’t ask me how. Thanks to the commander sets, I’m swimming in this reprinted-to-high-heaven card, and I’m not complaining one bit(Didn’t bother fetching Sol Rings out of my EDH decks either, so probably chalk up 4-7 more).
I mean, what is there to say about Sol Ring? The fact it’s been reprinted in every commander expansion is a telling fact of where a lot of people think this card is best. And let’s be honest, it’s amazing to do a Turn one Land Sol Ring Signet go, or even a turn 2 Solemn Simulacrum to make you ramp even more. Sol Ring is good in almost any deck, I personally wouldn’t put it in a 4 or 5 color deck unless you can afford the double colorless ramp, as sometimes using ramp with colors like Darksteel Ingot and the like are better. Sol Ring is the most powerful ramp artifact that’s common in EDH hands down, which makes it a little divisive. Some people put in every deck, some others would rather see this card banned like it is on French banned lists. I don’t mind it personally, but I am putting a pretty big target on whoever drops it turn one. Honestly, it’s pretty hard to imagine EDH without this card, for better or worse.