Indian cinemas must play the national anthem before screening a film and the audience must stand and listen, the country’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a ruling echoing growing nationalist sentiment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The court ordered that an image of India’s national flag also be displayed on screens during the anthem, and it gave cinemas 10 days to comply, saying its decision would help “instil a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism”.
“People must feel this is my country and this is my motherland,” the New Delhi court... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Some commentators mocked the court’s ruling as idiotic.
“The Supreme Court’s moral, constitutional and political idiocy in the national anthem order is truly breathtaking. More dark times ahead,” Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president of the Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research think-tank said on Twitter.
Thousands took to the streets early this year in India’s biggest nationwide student protests in 25 years after the arrest of a student accused of sedition, prompting accusations that Modi’s government was clamping down on freedom of expression.
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>So rampant is democratic indifference and disengagement among millennials that a shocking share of them are open to trying something new—like, say, government by military coup.
>That’s according to research by Yascha Mounk, a Harvard University researcher, and Roberto Stefan Foa, a political scientist at the University of Melbourne. The remit of their study, which the Journal of Democracy will publish in January, analyzes historical data on attitudes toward government that spans various generations in North America, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
>Young people today are more into political radicalism and exhibit less support for freedom of speech than previous generations, according to the July study.
>Many fewer millennials in both Europe and the US object outright to military coups than their elders.
>Only around a third of US millennials see civil rights as “absolutely essential” in a democracy, compared with 41% among older Americans. In the European Union, it’s 39% and 45%, respectively.
>More than a quarter of US millennials dismiss the importance of free elections to democracy.
>Back in 1990, majorities of both young and older people reported being interested in politics. For millennials, that’s no longer true.
>It might be that since this particular generation of young people have grown up in highly stable democracies, they take democracy for granted.
>But millennials aren’t doing much unconventional political action either. While one in 11 American baby-boomers had demonstrated in a political protest in the previous year, only one in 15 millennials had.
>Sharp deteriorations in measures of democratic health presaged autocratic shifts in Poland and Venezuela, as the New York Times points out. But those were both much younger democracies than those in the US and Western Europe.
They're angry over a political scandal that threatens to end the rule of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye. Ms Park is accused of abusing her power by colluding with close friend Choi Soon-sil who is facing fraud charges. http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/inside-the-bizarre-scandal-haunting-south-koreas-leader-park-geunhye/news-story/e61d66120fefa7fb9b61961b8f6c9143
SEOUL The heads of nine of South Korea's top conglomerates controlling revenue equivalent to half the country's economy face an unprecedented televised grilling by lawmakers... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Abdul Artan has been identified as the suspect who allegedly launched a car and knife attack on the Ohio State University campus on Monday, leaving nine people injured.
>The attack took place at 9:52 a.m., when police say the suspect plowed into pedestrians with a car and then exited with a butcher knife, stabbing several people, ABC News reported. The suspect,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>88291 Stop pretending you're some seeker of impartiality and truth and justice when there is a far bigger libcuckoldry bias on this board, evident in threads like >>88095 where left wingers throw hissy fits when someone mocks them
Just admit that you're a left wing spastic, probable virgin and have never had a job in your life
For all your ignorance, arrogance and for flashing your anti-social, hate phones built by child-slave labor.
Almost all of you have never thanked a child in asia for building your cell phone ... for your jeans for gals that have enslaved children to make them and then the work extra hours to put rips in them. For your sloth, waste and contempt for children.
100 year events become 10 year events, 10 become 1 year events.
First fires, then floods, then more drought...then economic collapse.
YOUR... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Very occasionally, a war on Reddit consumes everyone there. This is one of those times, and it is (in part) chief executive Steve Huffman’s own doing. And now Huffman, who is also a Reddit co-founder, is trying to find a peaceful solution.
>Last week, Huffman admitted to trolling members of a popular Donald Trump-supporting subreddit, r/The_Donald, by secretly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>This particular round of hostility between Reddit’s leadership and the pro-Trump board began when Reddit banned r/pizzagate, a subreddit devoted entirely to supporters of a conspiracy theory accusing Democrats of running a secret child trafficking ring, headquartered in a Washington pizza shop. The New York Times and others have debunked the theory, which has only encouraged its believers to implicate those debunkers in the conspiracy, too. Reddit shut down the subreddit, which had a lot of crossover membership with r/The_Donald, for repeatedly posting... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Reddit also introduced the ability for users to filter r/all for themselves.
>Two days before Huffman’s announcement, r/The_Donald posted a pledge “to stay on Reddit,” despite believing that it “has become abundantly clear that we are not welcome here.” The moderators of the pro-Trump subreddit also said that they would ban any user from r/The_Donald who engages in harassment, but strongly disputed that their board, as a whole, was responsible for that behavior. “Reddit admins have reached out to us and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>On Wednesday, Huffman repeated that reluctance to ban the subreddit:
>“More than anything, I want Reddit to heal, and I want our country to heal, and although many of you have asked us to ban the r/the_donald outright, it is with this spirit of healing that I have resisted doing so,” he said. “If there is anything about this election that we have learned, it is that there are communities that feel alienated and just want to be heard, and Reddit has always been a place where those voices can be heard.”
>How AT&T Is Challenging Net Neutrality With Its New Internet TV Service
>Subscribers of DirecTV Now get free data usage on AT&T phones.
>A few weeks ago, federal regulators sent AT&T a letter urging the company not to favor its upcoming Internet TV service in ways that would likely violate net neutrality rules. On Monday, AT&T introduced its new Internet TV service, called DirecTV Now, with the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>None of AT&T’s three big content partners for DirecTV Now have made significant pushes into online TV services on their own. Comcast’s CMCSA 2.68% NBCUniversal, Disney’s DIS 0.71% ABC and Twenty-First Century Fox’s FOX 0.60% Fox have preferred instead to partner with AT&T and others. The other major broadcaster, CBS, however, is an exception. CBS CBS 0.84% does have its own Internet TV service, called CBS All Access, and it has not yet signed on with DirecTV Now. CBS declined to comment.
>AT&T and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The FCC and some outside observers have argued that the way AT&T is using zero rating is discriminatory. There is no cash cost to AT&T from zero rating its customers’ video usage, while competitors would have to pony up big bucks to get the same treatment, they say. The cost of matching the zero rating benefit alone could “render infeasible” other services’ attempts to match DirecTV Now’s $35 price point, the FCC noted in its letter.
>The FCC, however, is about to undergo a braintrust transplant–one... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>President-elect Donald Trump ventured out Saturday night to attend a “Heroes and Villains”-themed costume party dressed as … himself.
>The Long Island gathering was hosted by the Mercer family, among Trump’s biggest donors, and attended by some of his top aides, including former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who appeared as Superwoman.
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>A fake US Embassy which has been operating in Ghana for about 10 years has finally been discovered and shut down.
>It is not clear exactly when that happened, but a joint task force of both Ghanaian and foreign security operatives shut down the fake Embassy operating... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The scam was discovered following investigations, which is a small part of a broader “Operation Spartan Vanguard” initiative.
>“Operation Spartan Vanguard” was developed by Diplomatic Security agents in the Regional Security Office (RSO) at the US Embassy in Ghana in order to address trafficking and fraud plaguing the Embassy and the region.
>The information indicated that during the course of another fraud investigation in “Operation Spartan Vanguard” an informant tipped... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The figures pose a powerful challenge to the official narrative that the Philippines police are only killing drug suspects in self-defense. These statistics and other evidence amassed by Reuters point in the other direction: that police are pro-actively gunning down suspects.
>Reuters reviewed 42 drug-related shooting incidents involving the police in the Manila region covered by its journalists, as well as another 9 cases investigated in the same area by the government-funded Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR). In these combined 51 cases, police officers killed a total of 100 suspects and wounded just three. Of the three people who were shot but survived in these cases, two played dead and the third was arrested as he tried to flee the scene. >For the police, the shootouts are... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Most parents are worthless. Their children are so depressed that they suicide and these parents don't have a clue in their head to realize it's because they were incompetent, inadequate and criminally negligent. They blame other people for their child's unhappiness: Exactly as they blamed their children for Everything. They lied to them constantly: santa, tooth faerie, etc.
These worthless people shouldn't be allowed to reproduce: most parents are... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>89221 sounds like you don't know many American parents. And I agree with OP, its getting worse each generation. The more distractions parents are given, the less time they have to properly raise and tend to their children. Kids don't really have role models anymore, they just have blood relatives who give them money and food until they get booted out to college and get debt up to their neck.
Not to mention the education system in this country is fucked beyond repair and kids don't know what they want to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>An unmanned cargo ship travelling to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere shortly after lauching Thursday, the Russian space agency said, raising concerns over space travel safety.
>"According to preliminary information, as a result of an abnormal situation, the cargo ship's loss occurred some 190 kilometres above the remote, unpopulated mountainous territory of (Russia's) Tuva region, and most fragments... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Dull, save for clause 37.19 on top of page 103, which has suddenly become the subject of great discussion among experts on government contracting law, and not a few Trump critics.
>If some of the experts are correct - a big if - the first 43 words of this clause could force Trump to unload his equity stake in the hotel just down the street from the White House. The key part: No "elected official of the Government of the United States" shall be "admitted to any share or part of this Lease."
>Space World, an amusement park in Kitakyushu, Japan went viral over the weekend due to a so-called “Ice Aquarium” attraction in which the park froze thousands of fish — approximately 5,000 sprats, mackerel and other varieties, to be exact — into the ice for visitors to skate across. As you can see in the above video, the fish were frozen into shapes such as an arrow, and in one part of the ice, to spell out the word “hello.”
>To the surprise of absolutely no one, however, the reason for the attraction going viral was due to massive internet outrage, as Space World was forced to close the skating rink Sunday after its Facebook page became flooded with complaints. Critics called the Ice Aquarium “insane and cruel and disrespectful to nature,” among other things. Other joked by captioning photos of the attraction with things like, “I am d… d… drowning, s … s… suffocating.”
>The park later released a statement to the Japan Times, saying that they apologized to anyone who felt uncomfortable over the event, and that “as a result, we have stopped the event from today.”
>A spokesperson told the Asahi Shimbun that the park was considering holding a memorial service for the fish next year, adding that the fish were already dead when they were bought from a local wholesaler. ... >So the internet can relax in that the fish were not in fact killed by being frozen to death, but in some other unknown way ostensibly less cruel than freezing. The park is now planning to use the fish as fertilizer, but at the very least it seems like an egregious waste of food.
>>88354 That didn't turn out as beautiful as expected. The ice is too opaque. And what ever happened to artistic expression? I thought everyone was up everyone's britches to defend even the shittiest piece of shit.
AUSTIN - A man is facing an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly knocked another man to the ground and dragged him into the middle of a busy street.
Police have charged Dong Hyun Kim, 27, in the alleged assault. Court documents allege that around 4:25 p.m. Nov. 29, Kim began screaming at a woman along the 2300 block of Guadalupe Street from a parked car. Police said Kim believed the woman – who was walking to class at the time – was responsible for him being suspended from the university.
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>Hackers stole 2 billion rubles ($31.3 million) from correspondent bank accounts at Russia’s central bank, a spokeswoman at the central bank confirmed Friday, adding that the country was devising new measures to be prepared for further attacks.
>“We can’t say exactly when, but we can say today it was stolen,” Ekaterina Glebova, an official in the central bank’s press office, told The Wall Street Journal.
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1) Does this seem weird to anyone else? Who kills themselves by shooting themselves in the chest?! Seriously, how would one even do that?
2) The "bullying" the family described was that the 18 year old's tormentors made her a fake profile on a dating site saying she "would give sex away for free." Okay. Because an 18 year old would never date, or God forbid have sex.
3) These people were tripping over themselves to talk to the press. Dad say, "It was very unfortunate for me to see that." Not that his daughter killed herself.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>be 20 pounds overweight >guess i better off myself in front of my family >instead of walking or not eating >better write a note that explicitly says im sorry so i dont have to feel guilty about anything lol
Yoon Chang-jung is a South Korean journalist and official. He briefly served as the press spokesman for Korean president Park Geun-hye in early 2013, and was fired following a sexual assault on a Korean American female intern at the South Korean Embassy in the U.S. in May 2013. This event is said to "have overshadowed President Park's first visit to the US".
South Korean President Park Geun-hye visited the United States between May... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>spokesman goes to US. Doesn't know that US is the land of hypocrites and drama queen, where most male bosses will for instance never take the elevator alone with a female employee because she could rip her clothers scream rape and it would be game over. (I even knew a school headmaster -big school in new york, I won't tell which- who said he NEVER took the elevator alone with a female student because american girls are all drama queen who will pretend you raped them for popularity points.
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/23/election-unions-teachers-clinton-trump/94242722/ Greg Toppo USATODAY November 23, 2016
Teacher unions smarting after many members vote for Trump
WASHINGTON — Two weeks after Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election, the USA’s teachers unions are wondering what happened to their chosen candidate — and how so many of their members could have voted for her opponent.
Despite early and eager endorsements... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Most of the USA’s largest labor unions endorsed Clinton as early as 2015, including NEA, AFT, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Despite the support, Clinton won union households nationwide by just eight percentage points, exit polls show: 51% to Trump’s 43%.
Clinton carried white, college-educated women, but just barely: 51% to 45%. Among white women without... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Among other efforts, unions defeated a well-funded charter school expansion effort in Massachusetts and helped ensure the continuation of a tax hiketo fund education in California.
NEA's state and nationalpolitical directors met in Nashville last weekend to figure out what comes next, and educators nationwide are waiting to find out who President-elect Trump names as education secretary.
On Wednesday, school voucher advocate Betsy DeVos said in a tweet that she would work with Trump to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
While many rural towns across Eastern Europe face economic struggle, the Ukrainian region of Polesia, 200 miles east of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, has become something of a boomtown for foragers seeking mushrooms and berries — nearly all of which are contaminated with radiation. It has become a good, if unlikely, business, and helped Ukraine become a berry exporter to the European Union, University of Maryland historian Kate Brown writes in the magazine Aeon.
Brown notes that in 2015, Ukraine exported 1,300 tons of fresh berries and 17,251 tons of frozen... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
A nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded in 1986, spewing tons of radioactive material into the air, and contaminating an area of thousands of miles around the reactor, spanning parts of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. On Tuesday, engineers placed a 32,000-ton arch over the site in an attempt to contain any other radioactive material that might make its way out.
The arch, known as the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement, is considered a feat of engineering, in part because safety demanded that the massive structure be built away from the site and then moved into place.
It... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Though more than 100,000 people closest to the accident were resettled by Soviet authorities, villages a bit further out remained, eventually falling into neglect and economic decline as the Soviet Union fell apart. Authorities also discouraged foraging in contaminated forests, and still do. But as the years have worn on, the warnings have been heeded less and less.
CNBC reported in 2015 that some scientists were seeing the return of many animal species to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the area immediately around... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Megyn Kelly’s bestselling memoir is called “Settle for More,” but the star anchor may have to settle for less money if she decides to leave the Fox News Channel.
>Kelly is said to have not made up her mind about staying with Fox News beyond the end of her contract in July, even with an offer of more than $20 million a year to stay, which would put her in the same income bracket as NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer.
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>World greenhouse gas emissions stayed flat for the third year in a row in 2016, thanks to falls in China
>Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry were set to rise a tiny 0.2 percent in 2016 from 2015 levels to 36.4 billion tonnes, the third consecutive year with negligible change and down from three percent growth rates in the 2000s, it said.
>"It's far too early to say we've reached a peak in emissions," co-author Glen Peters, of the Center for... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>88229 It doesn't but in some areas its all that can be afforded. Then the choise becomes new cleaner coal plant to shut down old one or patch up old one and run at a penalty to provide load and put the cost on consumers. Solar helps but it is only just approaching economic breakeven with consumers (as long as it is subsidized)
>Tornados are behaving strangely: The number of tornado outbreaks per year is fairly constant, but the number of tornados per outbreak has skyrocketed. And scientists aren't entirely sure why.
>In an effort to learn more, researchers looked at meteorological factors related to tornado outbreaks, and then dug into the data to see whether these factors had changed over time, said study lead researcher Michael Tippett, an associate... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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