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Old 04-09-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Officials in the Shivpuri district of India's Madhya Pradesh state, needing a promising program to slow the country's still-booming birth rate, announced in March that men who volunteer for vasectomies will be rewarded with certificates that speed them through the ordinarily slow line to obtain gun permits. Said an administrator, the loss, through vasectomy, of a "perceived notion of manliness" would be offset "with a bigger symbol of manliness." [Agence France-Presse, 3-18-08]
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http://www.newsoftheweird.com/archive/index.html

LOL!!! That is so not funny.

I think strange news from around the world deserves it's own thread!
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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Perhaps, instead of limiting the number of people, they should just work to reduce their size.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:43 PM   #3
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This is cosmetic?

Cosmetic castration banned
Wed Apr 2, 2008 11:12am EDT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's health chiefs barred hospitals and clinics on Wednesday from castrating would-be "ladyboys" amid growing concern about the operation being seen as a cheap and quick alternative to a full sex-change.

In a letter to 16,000 private health units, the Public Health Ministry said doctors performing the operation outside formal sex-change therapy -- which requires rigorous physical and mental evaluation of the patient -- faced up to six months in jail.

However, senior health official Tara Chinakarn admitted that policing the temporary ban might be difficult as cosmetic removal of the testicles was such a quick operation and easy to conduct in secret.

"It's hard to track them down as it takes only 15-20 minutes to have the surgery," Tara told Reuters.

Thailand is home to a large number of "ladyboys," or "katoey" in Thai, a term that covers anything from a transvestite to a man who has undergone a full sex change.

The tolerance shown towards the "third sex," as it is often referred to, has led to the country becoming a world leader in sex-change surgery.

However, at the lower end of the market, clinics have responded to demand from teenage boys to look more like girls by posting Internet advertisements offering castration for as little as 4,000 baht ($125).

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Michael Battye and Valerie Lee)
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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So, take the bullets out of one gun, and get a permit to carry another?
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:51 PM   #5
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So, take the bullets out of one gun, and get a permit to carry another?
lol.

To India: Not a bad idea, but it could use some thought. Instead of getting to your gun licence quicker, one could get certain benefits, like a monthly pension special for them, etc. It would create less killing, and would acually help the citizens of India.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:43 AM   #6
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To India: Not a bad idea, but it could use some thought. Instead of getting to your gun licence quicker, one could get certain benefits, like a monthly pension special for them, etc. It would create less killing, and would acually help the citizens of India.
Or perhaps a little education to prove the benefits of not having too many children and that having live spermatazoa in your ballbags has very little to do with being a man.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:55 PM   #7
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lol.

To India: Not a bad idea, but it could use some thought. Instead of getting to your gun licence quicker, one could get certain benefits, like a monthly pension special for them, etc. It would create less killing, and would acually help the citizens of India.
Perhaps the Indians think giving more guys guns would increase killing. Their population control. Just a speculation.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:37 AM   #8
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Cosmetic castration news from Bangkok?

The jokes write themselves....
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:40 AM   #9
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Xiphos, not to derail the thread, but I am one of several who will always be willing to remind you that generous private armament is a crime suppressant as the experience of every single State in the Union -- and yours first, in 1987 -- that has liberalized private CCW has shown. Killings go down when the blood-minded have to guess who might have the fangs. The famed helpless bystander just may not be so helpless. The well directed bullet works every bit as well slaying the bad guy as the innocent.

Genocide and violent crime happen to disarmed people -- disarmed either by bad law or by clever generalship on the part of their attacker to neutralize their armed strength. Armed people don't catch much of this kind of trouble.

Gunnery doesn't create killing, not of itself. Not next to murder in the heart. And if your will is to murder, you hardly need a gun. A big wet rock will kill just as dead. Effort involved really doesn't change principle. A black belt martial artist could tell you the same. He might know six ways to kill a man by hitting him in his neck and fourteen more striking his spine, but does this knowledge, and even assiduous practice of these techniques, set him on a road to some inevitable killing? It does not.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:50 AM   #10
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Nothing to see here... back away from this thread now... careful everyone...
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Big wet rocks, broadswords, skinny swords, skinny-dipping in the Arctic, pantsing skinheads in a bar to find out which ones are circumcised, and other ingenious tries for the Darwin Awards...

Sundae, when your country had private arms widely distributed, you had a crime and murder rate that was between minuscule and microscopic. Thanks to Parliament not knowing its arse from a knothole on this, you have administratively bought your increased crime rate. It went up steeply after your disarmament program really kicked in. Your nation desperately needs to find its Charlton Heston. Then and only then will you enjoy the low crime rate you did in the days of being armed, and a man's home his castle.

Otherwise, the home invaders really are going to have to be repelled with boiling oil, arrows, and swordwork.

Here, we shoot them, over much of our land. Less messy in the end. Unless that's where we hit them.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:49 AM   #12
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Thanks to Parliament not knowing its arse from a knothole on this, you have administratively bought your increased crime rate. It went up steeply after your disarmament program really kicked in. Your nation desperately needs to find its Charlton Heston. Then and only then will you enjoy the low crime rate you did in the days of being armed, and a man's home his castle.
Translated - Great Britian does is not ruled by 'big dics'. Therefore Great Britian has been castrated. Quoted from "The World According to UG".
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Translated - Great Britian does is not ruled by 'big dics'. Therefore Great Britian has been castrated. Quoted from "The World According to UG".
Translated even better: I've studied the arms/society interface. You have not. But that won't stop you from uttering your ten-millionth stupidity, will it? You've no idea how sympathetic you are to crime and genocide in your acute, inexcusable ignorance, which keeps you grossly immoral. Meh, it accords with the rest of your grossnesses.

And then there's your copyediting. Wow. Well, it does match the quality of your thought. You no more believe in copyediting so at least your words are spelled right than you do in integrity.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:41 PM   #14
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...Your nation desperately needs to find its Charlton Heston. Then and only then will you enjoy the low crime rate you did in the days of being armed, and a man's home his castle.

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Old 04-14-2008, 06:18 PM   #15
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~snip~Marine biologists studying wild octopuses have found a kinky and violent society of jealous murders, gender subtrefuge and once-in-a-lifetime sex. The new study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who journeyed off the coast of Indonesia found that wild octopuses are far from the shy, unromantic loners their captive brethren appear to be.

The scientists watched the Abdopus aculeatus octopus, which are the size of an orange, for several weeks and published their findings recently in the journal Marine Biology. They witnessed picky, macho males carefully select a mate, then guard their newly domesticated digs so jealously that they would occasionally use their 20-to-25-centimetre tentacles to strangle a romantic rival to death.

The researchers also observed smaller “sneaker” male octopuses put on feminine airs, such as swimming girlishly near the bottom and keeping their male brown stripes hidden in order to win unsuspecting conquests.

Shortly after the female gives birth, about a month after conception, both the mother and father die, researchers said.

“It’s not the sex that leads to death,” said Christine Huffard, the study’s lead author. “It’s just that octopuses produce offspring once during a very short lifespan of a year.” I guess the conclusion is that underwater sea life is very similar to us.
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Ohh! Animal kingdom drama! Love it!! Some birds actually do some nasty stuff too....
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