After Controversial Case, Gillard Wants Burqa Removed in Court

Reblogged from Atheist Media

Women giving evidence in court should be forced to remove face-covering burqas, Julia Gillard says.

Reacting to a Perth court case in which a woman’s right to wear a burqa while testifying is being questioned, the Prime Minister said she thought it was one of the “limited” instances when it should be removed.

“I worked as a lawyer for eight years, I ran a lot of cases, I interviewed a lot of clients, having done that it can be very difficult to tell whether or not people are telling you the truth,” she said.

“The essence of giving witness evidence is the court is making a determination over whether or not someone is telling the truth, that is always hard to do, I think it would be impossible to do if you couldn’t see someone’s face.”
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More information you ever needed and more about PacMan

In 1999, Billy Mitchell of Hollywood, Florida became the first person to obtain a perfect score of 3,333,360 at Pac-Man, eating every possible dot, energizer, ghost, and bonus on every level without losing a single life in the process. But perhaps what is most amazing is the fact he can play without using any memorized routines widely known as “patterns”. Instead, he relies on his familiarity with how each ghost behaves as it moves through the maze, using that knowledge to keep Pac-Man one step ahead of his enemies at all times.

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Reason #392 …

From Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic regarding Christopher Hitchens and Christians praying for Hitch’s death (emphasis mine):

As for the few of you who wrote to Goldblog to say they were praying for Hitch’s death, I can say that he does not care one way or another what you do or think or pray, but on behalf of myself and the entire team here at The Atlantic, let me just say, Go fuck yourselves.

I believe God will forgive me for that one.

For reason #391, look below.

Reason #391, why I’m not culturally conservative

Reason #391: Everything scientific is part of the liberal agenda to destroy Christianity.

From Conservapedia:

The theory of relativity is a mathematical system that allows no exceptions. It is heavily promoted by liberals who like its encouragement of relativism and its tendency to mislead people in how they view the world.[1] Here is a list of 24 counterexamples: any one of them shows that the theory is incorrect.

Any idiot should be able to see that Andy Schlafly is completely full of shit.


We’ve been slowly introducing Talulah and Zoe, especially while Talulah is crated and we can bring Zoe in for a few moments at a time.

Zoe ends up hissing and running away.

For the most part, Zoe has been staying in the bedroom with her food and litterbox. She sleeps with us, and Talulah sleeps in her crate in my office. We only have a two-bedroom condo, so there’s not a huge amount of space to separate them.

Last night, we tried to alternate time with Zoe and Talulah by the TV. We were catching up on shows that Tina recorded. Zoe was first to be out with us. When Zoe went back into the bedroom on her own, we let Talulah in the living room with us.

After about an hour, Zoe emerged from the bedroom and I froze up. I said, “Look who’s coming. She has to know Talulah is here.”

Tina and I both relaxed and let things happen. Talulah completely ignored Zoe. She was passed out between us on the couch.

By the way, I was opposed to Talulah on the furniture, but Tina was cool. Tina won.

For about 30 or 45 minutes before we went to bed, Zoe sat on a window sill five feet from us just watching.

That’s progress, right?

BigMac attack

When Melodi Dushane wants Chicken McNuggets!, Melodi Dushane gets CHICKEN MCNUGGETS!

A Toledo woman, Melodi Dushane, loves McNuggets. According to a Toledo police report, she loves them so much that when she found out a local McDonald’s was not serving them at 6:30 AM (that’s breakfast menu time, sister), she became outraged and punched the drive-thru attendant.

Via The Daily!