Taylor, that is.
No and wrong!
From what I’ve seen of her stuff, IMO, Margaret Cho isn’t even funny, but her accusers inadvertently are…
You really couldn’t make this shit up. We live in transparodistic times…
TAGBILARAN, Philippines – A city in the Philippines mandates all of its taxi drivers to paint Scripture on the back of their vehicles, also known as three-wheeled motorcycles, in an effort to curb crime in the city.
While the regulation in Tagbilaran has been in effect for over twenty years, reports have just recently highlighted the requirement.
“This is the only city in the Philippines that has such an ordinance,” Samuel Belderol, who issues taxi licenses at city hall, told reporters. “We want the world to know that we are a God-fearing city and that these Bible verses help us draw closer to God.”
“We only issue 3,000 licenses every year and each one must have a unique verse on it, no duplicate verses allowed,” he explained, nothing that the drivers are assigned a particular Bible verse.
Those that fail to have the Scripture painted on their taxis may be fined or have their license revoked.
City Council member Lucile Lagunay said that the presence of the verses has helped to change the atmosphere in the city, and has consequently lowered the crime rate.
“With a Biblical message at the back of the units, commuters get to see the message every day and it helps in way to preserve the peace in our city,” she stated. “Everyday commuters get to see the biblical message on the tricycles and who want to think of crime when they see biblical passages everywhere.”
Some of the verses painted on the taxis include, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul,” and “God loves a cheerful giver.”
“Years ago people used to paint obscene messages and images on their tricycles, but the city ordinance changed that,” Buala Siongiex, who has been painting verses on the motorcycles for two decades, stated. “Now when you read the word of God you can’t help but feel alive, even a little bit of God’s word makes you happy.”
While it is not clear how the law was passed or who was responsible for its passage, the vast majority of Filipinos are Roman Catholic, with an estimated 2.8 percent professing to be evangelical Christians as there are numerous Baptist, Pentecostal and non-denominational congregations throughout the nation as well.
As previously reported, in 2012, hundreds of Christians and other youth marched in Manila to protest a performance on the island by American pop star Lady Gaga. Dr. Benny Abante, former Manila congressman and pastor of Metropolitan Bible Baptist Church, took to the streets with approximately 70 youth from his church. He denounced Gaga’s song, “Born This Way,” which he believes is manipulative toward young people and promotes homosexuality.
“It is not only immoral, it is a blasphemy,” he told ABS-CBN News. “The Lord Jesus Christ is being maligned here and mocked.”
“[It’s] a direct affront to the moral and religious values that our nation has been known for,” Abante said.
Good for Tagbilaran! May the Faith continue to grow there, as they have already demonstrated faithfulness.
Perhaps they just want to keep the product out of the American market purely because they hate men’s balls being comfortable, like SJWs do…
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CLUELESS CRUISE 10.19.14
All Aboard the USS Persecution Complex
Cruising the Caribbean, enjoying beaches… Enduring Persecution as an American Christian sounds horrible.
The last six months have been a stark reminder of the brutality that lurks at the boundaries of civilized society. The rise of ISIS has revealed the horrors that people are willing to inflict upon one another. For Christians, the destruction of their places of worship in Iraq and Syria, their physical expulsion from the region, and the torture, rape, and murder of those of their number who refuse to convert demands that we address the rhetorical inflation that accompanies words like “horrifying,” “chilling,” and “evil.” Christians—like members of other religious groups in the Middle East and elsewhere—are being actively and violently persecuted in Syria and Iraq.
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Because we live in a completely digital world now; who needs to know how to write. Right?
Finnish students will no longer be taught handwriting at school, with typing lessons taking its place, it’s reported.
Learning joined-up writing, often in fountain pen in the UK, is almost a rite of passage for primary school students. But Finland is moving into the digital age by ditching the ink in favour of keyboards, the Savon Sanomat newspaper reports. From autumn 2016, students won’t have to learn cursive handwriting or calligraphy, but will instead be taught typing skills, the report says. “Fluent typing skills are an important national competence,” says Minna Harmanen from the National Board of Education. The switch will be a major cultural change, Ms Harmanen says, but typing is more relevant to everyday life.
There are some concerns that the move could disadvantage children who don’t have a computer at home, or schools where there aren’t enough computers to go around. But many people have welcomed the move. “For most teachers it’s sufficient that upper case and lower case letters can be distinguished,” says Susanna Huhta, deputy chairwoman of the Association of Native Language Teachers. However, she points out that handwriting helps children to develop fine motor skills and brain function, and suggests handwriting classes could be replaced by handicrafts and drawing. Social media users also see the positives, with one user on the Etela-Saimaa website saying: “Handwriting is a totally useless skill. Maybe not as useless as compulsory Swedish, but coming pretty close to it.”
And how will they learn how to sign their names, to sign cheques and legal documents?
Great Britain has embraced ‘Black Friday'; this happened over there:
Ick. None of them shav and ghetto trash cows would look appealing in lingerie; not sure why they bother…