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Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Historical Jesus? Not So Fast. America has a curious fixation on the perspectives of Jesus Christ in the formation of public opinion, especially on prominent issues of social values.
In recent days, protesters have taken to defending opposing moral positions by claiming Jesus held their viewpoint. 16 Famous Mysteries That Everyone Forgets Have Been Solved. 6 Things From History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly. The brothel worker: 'I regret not working in the sex trade as soon as I got here' Mia, a Taiwanese sex worker whom I had met while working as a housekeeper in a brothel in Stratford, east London, felt sorry for me when the manageress gave me the sack.
She offered to introduce me to Grace, another brothel owner for whom she worked regularly. Grace ran parlours in the north London suburbs of Finchley and Bounds Green, advertising them in the local newspapers and on her website. I was to discover later that Grace was well known for employing newcomers, both Chinese and Romanian. As with many Chinese-run brothels in the UK, though, she catered to a largely white male clientele. 29 Insane Pastimes That Prove History Was Terrifying. The most important battle you've probably never heard of. A Point of View: Isis and what it means to be modern. 11 July 2014Last updated at 12:05 ET.
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Sexism and the Single Murderess. That’s from just the first three minutes of the ABC News special on last week, a veritable drumbeat of sexual shaming that leaves no doubt about what elevated a college student accused of murder into an object of international fascination, titillation and scorn.
It wasn’t the crime itself. It was the supposed conspiracy of her libido, cast as proof that she was out of control, up to no good, lost, wicked, dangerous. A girl this intent on randy fun was a girl who couldn’t be trusted and got what was coming to her, even if it was prison and even if there was plenty of reason — as the eventual reversal of her initial conviction made clear — to believe that she might not belong there. “Knox knew, it seemed, no boundaries, leaving a vibrator in a transparent washbag and enjoying one-night stands,” wrote Tobias Jones in a 2011 article in the British newspaper The Observer. One-night stands? You May Not Know About The First Chinese Americans, But You Should. It wasn't easy being Chinese American in the early days.
From exclusionary laws to the racist caricatures that dotted newspaper comic pages, America wasn't exactly laying down the welcome mat. And yet, there were success stories. The Chinese American, a newspaper founded by the activist and journalist Wong Chin Foo, hit stands before the end of the 19th century. The actress Anna May Wong, born in Los Angeles to Chinese parents, beat the odds and wound up starring in silent films a few decades later. Some died too young to become known, like the World War II fighter pilot below. Lee, on the right in the 1932 photo above, joined the U.S. Spurious Quotations. Was Edward the Black Prince really a nasty piece of work? Image copyright Alamy.
Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny' Image copyright Getty Images Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists.
Researchers, who have carried out a four-year review of the literature, say the evidence of damage is now "conclusive". The scientists say the threat to nature is the same as that once posed by the notorious chemical DDT. Manufacturers say the pesticides are not harming bees or other species. Neonicotinoids were introduced in the early 1990s as a replacement for older, more damaging chemicals. Italy police 'solve' 1909 Petrosino Mafia murder. 23 June 2014Last updated at 10:34 ET Joe Petrosino was shot as he went to meet a supposed informant Police on the Italian island of Sicily believe they have solved a Mafia murder mystery dating back to 1909.
Joe Petrosino, a New York police officer, was shot dead during a mission to the island to collect evidence. Ancient Rome's Demise Probably Not Caused By Lead Poisoning, Scientists Say. Microsoft Word - Gilens and Page 2014-Testing Theories 4-9-14.doc - Gilens and Page 2014-Testing Theories 3-7-14.pdf. Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy. Image copyright Thinkstock A review of the best commentary on and around the world...
Today's must-read The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page. This is not news, you say. Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power. The two professors came to this conclusion after reviewing answers to 1,779 survey questions asked between 1981 and 2002 on public policy issues. On the other hand: They conclude: South Korea. 6 Myths You Probably Believe About the American Revolution.