Daily archives: June 28, 2012

Daily Blog 06/28/2012

  • Green Train

    Location: Manchester – Fairfield Railway Station, Audenshaw
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Autumn and winter (reoccurring)
    Further Comments: Said to appear around sunset and visible from Booth Road, an old-looking green train several carriages long disappears if anyone moves too close. A tunnel that has been filled in is said to be home to a disembodied voice that calls out the name Mary.

    tags: manchester ghosts

  • There’s nothing wrong with being opposed to Obamacare — except for the part where you’re against 30 million Americans having access to affordable healthcare — but trust us, moving to Canada isn’t going to make you any happier. We don’t actually have to explain this to you, right? That Canada has an even more socialized system of — eh, forget it. You’ll figure it out when you get there.

    tags: obamacare canada idiots

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Your foreskin belongs to God! 1

The Cologne district court has ruled that non-medical circumcision is a “serious and irreversible interference in the integrity of the human body”. Thus religious circumcision is illegal and German Jews and Muslims are up in arms about it.

Well done to Germany, and the Cologne court in particular, for making a decision based upon child welfare despite the inevitable chorus of claims that it’s anti-semitic. Commenters were straight in with the other obvious non-argument- bringing abortion into the mix despite the two issues being unrelated. British blogger Cranmer waffled around the subject but basically said that laws made up in the desert thousands of years ago should be more important than the ones passed in a modern courtroom, and suggested some sort of circumcision tourism.

Let’s leave decisions about the integrity of the prepuce to its owner and let them choose at the age of eighteen plus whether it stays or goes.