The Sarcastic Cynic™

Sarcastic and cynical view of the world.

Ban on Head Scarves at Work Is Legal, E.U. Court Rules — April 12, 2017

Ban on Head Scarves at Work Is Legal, E.U. Court Rules

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Muslim Woman Made Up Hate Crime on Subway, Police Say — December 20, 2016

Muslim Woman Made Up Hate Crime on Subway, Police Say

An 18-year-old Muslim woman who claimed that three men attacked her on a Manhattan subway this month and tried to pull off her hijab was charged on Wednesday with filing a false report, the police said.

The woman, Yasmin Seweid, a student at Baruch College, was also charged with obstructing governmental administration, the police said. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Ms. Seweid, of New Hyde Park on Long Island, had told the police that three white men screaming “Donald Trump!” attacked her on Dec. 1 on an uptown No. 6 train at East 23rd Street, DNAinfo.com reported.

She told the police that the men had called her a terrorist and that when she tried to move to the other end of the subway car, one of them followed and tried to pull off her traditional head scarf.

DNAinfo reported that she recanted the story on Tuesday and had made it up to get attention because of problems she was having with her family.

NYPD confirms they’ve arrested Yasmin Seweid, who said she was attacked on subway, for filing false report

Gun ownership is both a basic American right and one of the most contentious social and political issues of the day. — December 5, 2015

Gun ownership is both a basic American right and one of the most contentious social and political issues of the day.

johnlennonLet me tell you a  fairy tale about a Pakistani girl who emigrated to Saudi Arabia with her father.  Years later she finds her Prince Charming, an American, marries him.  She gives birth to a child in the United States of America.  Let’s assume the Prince is the father and let’s not ask Maury Povich to do a paternity test on his show.  Couple lives happily ever after. The end.  No.  Not quite like that.  Six months later the baby is an orphan.  The couple, leave their six-month-old baby daughter with relatives, two hours later the couple is killed in a shootout with police SWAT team members.

Gun ownership pros and cons:  http://www.safewise.com/resources/guns-at-home

The Opinion Pages  | EDITORIAL

End the Gun Epidemic in America

It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.

I’m in favor of not restricting responsible people from owning guns.  I have yet to see a gun kill anyone.  There is always a human behind the weapon who does the killing.  The gun is an instrument that needs to be issued with caution to people.  I believe we need a National Identity card where all information about an individual is available to the authorities who will decide if an individual is a candidate for gun ownership.  There should be a waiting period where the individual should attend mandatory safety classes.  If the individual fails to pass these classes  he loses the right to ownership and must forfeit all fees paid.

Islamic State claims California mass killers as followers

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“No right is unlimited and immune from reasonable regulation.” — December 4, 2015

“No right is unlimited and immune from reasonable regulation.”

The New York Times is running an editorial on its front page on Saturday, the first time the paper has done so since 1920, calling for greater regulation on guns in the aftermath of a spate of mass shootings.

The editorial, headlined “The Gun Epidemic,” describes it as “a moral outrage and a national disgrace that people can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill with brutal speed and efficiency.” It suggests drastically reducing the number of firearms, and “eliminating some large categories of weapons and ammunition.”

“It is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the Second Amendment,” it reads. “No right is unlimited and immune from reasonable regulation.” Continue reading

An Emotional Jay Leno Bids Goodbye to ‘Tonight’ — February 7, 2014

An Emotional Jay Leno Bids Goodbye to ‘Tonight’

“It’s fun to kind of be the old guy and sit back here and see where the next generation takes this great institution,” Mr. Leno said about his successor, Jimmy Fallon. More gamely than convincingly, he added, “But it really is time to go and hand it off to the next guy, it really is.”

Smile!
Smile!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/arts/television/an-emotional-jay-leno-bids-goodbye-to-tonight.html?hp&_r=0

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman dies and Woody Allen is accused by his adopted daughter. Hollywood’s Drugs, Sex and Lies will always make front page news. — February 3, 2014

Phillip Seymour Hoffman dies and Woody Allen is accused by his adopted daughter. Hollywood’s Drugs, Sex and Lies will always make front page news.

Now that Hollywood has told the story of Woody Allen�s long career in film, Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, is ready to have her say.
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Dylan Farrow’s Story

By NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Published: Feb. 1, 2014

Now that Hollywood has told the story of Woody Allen’s long career in film, Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, is ready to have her say.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/sunday/kristof-dylan-farrows-story.html?_r=0 Continue reading

Returning to the Articles of the Men that Caught My Attention — November 10, 2013

Returning to the Articles of the Men that Caught My Attention

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The hunt began with a phone call.  A “beautiful deer” had been spotted.  This group of bored young men who had previously “hunted” and lured at  least five victims, decided to hunt and trap another “beautiful deer.”  This rape followed another attack in a  similar case in New Delhi, where men ganged raped a woman on a private bus until she died.

The five rapists of Mumbai have pleaded not guilty.  Their casual confidence reinforces the notion that rape has been a largely invisible crime, where convictions are infrequent and victims silently go away.  Not until their arrest, at a moment when sexual violence has grabbed headlines and risen to the top of the state’s agenda, did the seriousness of the crime sink in.  NYT Sunday, October 27, 2013

While searching for this article another rape in Mumbai caught my attention.

http://www.indiatoday.intoday.in/story/rapists-spiked-mumbai-girls-drink-raped-her-when-she-lost-consciousness/1/321543

and.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/mumbai-teen-gang-rape-survivor-wants-her-rapists-to-be-hanged-442025

The 16-year-old girl who was gang-raped in Mumbai on Friday by four men in an open drain has demanded the death penalty for her rapists.

“I want them to be hanged. They have ruined my life and if they go scot free, they will ruin the lives of other women too,” she told reporters.

 

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