Why am I seeing (((brackets))) around names in twitter?

If you surf twitter then you might have noticed something odd is going on. Some users have taken to putting (((brackets))) around their twitter name, and so you might be wondering what that is all about. Perhaps you dismissed it as a bit of vanity and that people were simply trying to make their name stand out within … Read moreWhy am I seeing (((brackets))) around names in twitter?

Claim: “I don’t believe people who say they loathe Islam but not Muslims”

Andrew Brown over at the Guardian is rather gifted at constructing what can be best termed “Clickbait”, he often writes something that is so utterly absurd that it ends up sucking many into a heated debate. I’m never entirely sure if that is by design, or is simply the natural byproduct of what he writes, but either way, … Read moreClaim: “I don’t believe people who say they loathe Islam but not Muslims”

Dutch Racist Christian traditions are way over the line of “Acceptable”

Jake Simons writes in today’s Telegraph about a truly obnoxious Dutch tradition – it surprised me, I’d not previously known about this. The current tradition is in fact not all that old and dates back to Jan Schenkman’s popular 1850 book “Saint Nicholas and His Servant“. So basically what happens is that on 5th December … Read moreDutch Racist Christian traditions are way over the line of “Acceptable”

Mississippi church bans African American wedding

This one truly falls into the WTF category. The rather nice looking couple (Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson pictured here) wished to get married, so they put all the arrangement in place to do so at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs in Mississippi. Well unfortunately things did not pan out. As reported in the Guardian … The … Read moreMississippi church bans African American wedding