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Woman dials 999 over ice cream row

Woman dials 999 over ice cream row | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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"It doesn't seem like much of an emergency but it is a little bit."

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These Children are Safe (1940)

A look at the logistics and positive results of evacuation at the beginning of the Second World War. Find out more information about this title at britishcouncil.org/film.
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Such a poignant film.  Those of us who have worked as therapists with older adults who were these evacuees can draw a line from the 1940's through a lifetime of problems and attachment difficulties... poignant in the extreme.

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Pasadena's anti-evolution, anti-gay health director has some explaining to do

Pasadena's anti-evolution, anti-gay health director has some explaining to do | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Eric Walsh may be a heck of a public health director. He’s been in charge of Pasadena’s health department since 2010, and Pasadena is generally regarded as one of Southern California’s better-run cities. His job includes overseeing restaurant inspections, and Pasadena’s restaurants seem to be doing just fine.
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My daughter lives in Pasadena... I wonder what she makes of this.

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The Army recognizes humanists in the foxholes

The Army recognizes humanists in the foxholes | The Global Village | Scoop.it
There may be no atheists in foxholes, but there soon will be a few humanists. The U.S. Army has heeded the plea of Maj. Ray Bradley that he (and others of his kind) receive a “preference code” similar to those accorded to members of traditional religions.
Kevin Friery's insight:

A step in the right direction. I would be interested to know what Elizabeth Donnelly, James O'Malley and Liz Lutgendorff think of it.

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Renata Hill's comment, April 29, 2014 4:30 PM
Woohoo for progress toward religious equality in our military!
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David Cameron's constituency office calls police on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden

David Cameron's constituency office calls police on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden | The Global Village | Scoop.it
David Cameron’s constituency office has come under fire for calling the police on the Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Hebden as they attempted to present him with an open letter on food poverty.
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“It is deeply ironic, to say the least, that on the same day David Cameron was writing in the Church Times talking about what a good Anglican he is, he was wasn’t able to receive his own bishop in his constituency office. I think this speaks volumes. 

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Pope Francis asks forgiveness for child abuse by clergy

Pope Francis asks forgiveness for child abuse by clergy | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for damage done by priests who sexually abuse children, in what is seen as his strongest statement yet.
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How can you forgive the unforgivable?  And will the perpetrators and those who protected them also beg for forgiveness? Step forward, ex-pope Benedict - let's hear from you about your culpability. 

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'Millions wasted' on flu drug

'Millions wasted' on flu drug | The Global Village | Scoop.it

The drugs don't work...

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The battle lines are being heavily penned in now, between the pharmaceutical companies and their supporters on one side and the evidence-based researchers on the other.  The history of cherry-picking outcome data to support a sales campaign has been challenged by the alltrials campaign and the public is likely to be the winner.  To suggest that the Cochrane review is tainted because it favours those who want an evidence-base is mischievous - as is to say we have to stockpile Tamiflu because there is no other antiviral available.  If Tamiflu is no better than parcetamol, stockpile paracetmol because it is cheaper (massively) and has fewer side effects.   Battles like this are dangerous because they provide a feeding ground for the anti-medicine brigade, the alt.med quacks who want to sell their nostrums of fairy dust and unicorn breath.   

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Afghanistan's first spaceman returns home

Afghanistan's first spaceman returns home | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Abdulahad Momand returned to earth from space a hero - but within three years he was forced to flee the country.
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Fascinating. 

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Elderly couple booted from McDonald's for overstaying land free meals for life

Elderly couple booted from McDonald's for overstaying land free meals for life | The Global Village | Scoop.it

An elderly couple from Virginia, recently given a rude heave-ho by management at their local McDonald’s, are getting a free meal out of the burger chain’s admission of guilt – lots and lots of free meals that is, though not at the McD’s where they were shamed.

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Cow slurry fetishist is jailed

Cow slurry fetishist is jailed | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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I guess it is true - we are all the same, we are all different: David Truscott, 44, repeatedly rolled around naked in cow slurry and developed an obsession with a farm in Redruth, Cornwall.

 
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First look: Chocolate fried chicken, bacon biscuits and more at Chocochicken

First look: Chocolate fried chicken, bacon biscuits and more at Chocochicken | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The smell of fried chicken and melting chocolate wafts out of the soon-to-open Chocochicken and has taken over the corner of 11th Street and Grand Avenue downtown. That distinct sweet and savory aroma is the restaurant's signature dish, the chocolate fried chicken.
Kevin Friery's insight:

Yep - we are definitely all the same yet all different.  I couldn't imagine ever wanting to eat this but I am sure some people will be very drawn to it..

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US twin babies born holding hands

US twin babies born holding hands | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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Monoamniotic - never seen that before, although 1 in 10,000 isn't that rare in the big scheme of things..

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#BBCtrending: The men blasted for urinating in public

#BBCtrending: The men blasted for urinating in public | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A video showing men in India urinating on the street being blasted with jets of water has proved a big hit.
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"a demented sense of happiness",

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Ann Maguire stabbing: Man charged over malicious message

Ann Maguire stabbing: Man charged over malicious message | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A 21-year-old man from Leeds is charged with malicious communication following the stabbing to death of teacher Ann Maguire.
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The detritus of society. 

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Stormont rejects same-sex marriage

Stormont rejects same-sex marriage | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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Hey there Northern Ireland.  21st century calling.  Care to join us?

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Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial

Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial | The Global Village | Scoop.it
DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt — By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be seen hoisting a neighborhood toddler onto a skinny hip.
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Tragic story about a barbaric practice that still happens in England, despite being outlawed.

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Back to the future with Isaac Asimov

Back to the future with Isaac Asimov | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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It is 2014, and we should all be in therapy.

 
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Woman loses damages claim after falling over Roman wall

Woman loses damages claim after falling over Roman wall | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A woman who fell over a Roman wall while looking for somewhere to urinate after a night out drinking loses a claim for damages.
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"The author of her own misfortune."  Exactly.  Caveat Potator. 

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Science does educational theatre with a bang

Science does educational theatre with a bang | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Developers of a new live production at the Science Museum in London say theatre could be the new way to teach science by stealth.
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Sounds very engaging. 

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The secret to dark chocolate's health benefits? Gut bacteria, researchers say

The secret to dark chocolate's health benefits? Gut bacteria, researchers say | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The idea that dark chocolate is good for your health is nothing new, however the exact reason why it's so darn beneficial has remained something of a mystery...until now.
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Just in time for Easter.....

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