From: voxday.blogspot.com It isn’t over. It has barely begun. Three African immigrants who brutally raped a 14-year-old girl to the point where she wanted to kill herself were given extremely light sentences by a court in Norway, with one receiving community service and avoiding prison altogether. The incident happened on the night of July 30 when the three men accosted the girl on a commuter train before also molesting her in a farm house and at an apartment in Oslo. During her ordeal, the girl was raped both orally and anally before being forced to take drugs. According to reports, … Continue reading The war in Norway
‘Man with his girlfriend holding hands with another woman’ [Shutterstock] by Dana Dovey Posted with permission from Medical Daily While we may view cheating as a flaw in someone’s character, a recentAsapSCIENCE video suggests our likelihood to cheat is actually more closely related to our DNA. Humans are classified as part of only 3 percent of monogamous mammals, or mammals that stay with one sexual partner for life, but cheating is still very much a common occurrence. One commonly cited study on this practice is one conducted by sex researcher Shere Hite in her bestseller, The Hite Report.According to The Washington Post, Hite found … Continue reading Cheating on your partner could be ingrained in your DNA
What happened when I decided to Get Enlightened or Die Tryin’ by Brent R. Oliver At the beginning of this year I made a vow. If you’ve read my other columns here you’ll no doubt be aware of the fact that I’ve had trouble picking—and then sticking with—a specific Buddhist modality. There’s so much available, especially with the advent of teaching via Internet, that my attention has always been divided among the glut of Buddhist approaches that have flooded the West. I’ve snatched up every shiny object out there and fiddled with it only to become entranced by another sparkly … Continue reading 5 Realities of Becoming a Hardcore Meditator
by Phillip J. Watt We all want to know how at least part of our future will unfold. How will our lives change? Will our current relationship last? Will we get the dream job we applied for? We want an answer. No wait, we need an answer. Well, we think we do. Sometimes we think that until the questions are answered we won’t have peace. But that’s misguided, because once we answer those questions, other ones manifest. Nevertheless, reading our horoscopes also has benefits. They fill us with wonder. At times they help us to better understand the experiences we’re … Continue reading HOW ASTROLOGY WORKS: THE ANCIENT ART OF SYMBOLISM
by Alex Pietrowski, Staff, Waking Times Some of the most devastating fires the world has ever seen are happening right now in Indonesia, and this unfolding disaster is getting little attention. Annual fires during the dry season have become typical in the last 20 years or so as slash and burn rainforest farming techniques have ravaged this once pristine part of the world, but now this year they are catastrophic. Some 5000 fires have burned in Borneo alone in just the last 2 months. “A great tract of Earth is on fire. It looks as you might imagine hell to be. The air … Continue reading The Eco-Apocalypse in Indonesia That No One is Talking About
Scientists are marveling at a keenly evolved canine, not only because of its physical qualities, but for the rapid expansion of the population as well. One key question remains unsettled by biologists with regards to the coywolf: Is it actually a different species? In the northeastern region of North America, a century or two ago, wolves were in trouble. Humans were fundamentally altering their habitat, chopping down trees and creating new farmlands for themselves. Wolves saw fewer of their own kind, but more coyotes coming across the plains as well as the farmers’ dogs. Apparently the wolves liked what they … Continue reading Coywolf: New dog-coyote-wolf hybrid already numbers in the millions
STRANGE THINGS AFOOT ON U.S. INTERSTATE? BY LEXI MORGAN COLFAX, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) — An exclusive video obtained by the Nevada County Scooper appears to show something out of the ordinary–but doesn’t end just there. The video appears to have been captured by a pole-mounted traffic camera which the Scooper reports to be on a stretch of Interstate 80 (I-80) near Colfax. Shockingly, adding an ominous vibe to the whole situation, the Nevada County Scooper reported: “The video […] was anonymously delivered to the Scooper offices [and was] contained on a 32GB flash drive and sealed in a plain, bubble-wrapped manila … Continue reading *VIDEO* ‘Inter-dimensional portal’ , disappearing vehicle, captured by traffic cam?
by Ria Misra Hey, you, what’s your favorite fish? Oh, salmon, that’s cool. Except that “salmon” may not have been what you think it was at all. So what was it? A new study put out by Oceana deals exactly with that question, and finds that at least 43 percent of the time, the label on your salmon (whether on a package or a menu line item) and the fish that you’re actually eating are not the same. Just how likely your salmon is to be lie though, depends on which kind of salmon you’re eating. The more specific categories (sockeye … Continue reading You Think You Like Salmon Because of a Fish Industry Lie
(Credit: Reuters/Carolyn Kaster) The Saudi monarchy executes someone over drugs every four days while princes smuggle tons and hold decadent parties by BEN NORTON Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen bin Walid bin Abdulaziz was caught in an airport in Lebanon on Monday with over two tons of drugs. Lebanese security found 40 suitcases full of more than 4,000 pounds of amphetamine pills and cocaine on the prince’s private plane, which was on its way to Saudi capital city Riyadh. A security source told AFP that this was the largest smuggling operation ever foiled by Beirut International Airport security. While this may seem … Continue reading Saudi Arabia executes people over drugs while its princes are caught with tons of drugs at the airport
You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms – including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka. Once upon a time, your origins were easy to understand. Your dad met your mum, they had some fun, and from a tiny fertilised egg you emerged kicking and screaming into the world. You are half your mum, half your dad – and 100% yourself. Except, that simple tale has now become a lot more complicated. Besides your genes from parents, you are a mosaic of viruses, bacteria … Continue reading Is another human living inside you?