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    Germany: 18 y/o student raped by multiple men. 8 Syrian migrants, 1 Algerian migrant and one German in custody following DNA matches

    Having been given a drink containing some sort of drug rendering her “defenseless”, she left the disco and was, according to police reports, raped by ten men in nearby bushes. Following a series of arrests, eight Syrian migrants between 18 and 29 years old, one 18-year-old Algerian migrant and one “German without migration background”, are now in custody for the suspected gang rape. At least seven out of ten suspects were known to the police.
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    A smug guide to impressing your date over brothel scenes when visiting Mauritshuis’ National Trust Exhibition in The Hague

    Added to this is the couple making music in the left, which also suggests (sexual) impropriety. Music evokes lovemaking, with the phrase “‘to strum the lute’ being (…) an innuendo for sexual intercourse.” A watch, just above where the hands of the couple touch – the place the composition draws the eye to – is said to be reminiscent of the vanity of earthly desires.
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    Disney patents song Hakuna Matata, gets accused of “appropriation of African culture”. 121K and counting people sign petition

    The petition, created by Zimbabwean activist Shelton Mpala, was “to draw attention to the appropriation of African culture and the importance of protecting our heritage, identity and culture from being exploited for financial gain by third parties. This plundered artwork serves to enrich or benefit these museums and corporations and not the creators or people it’s derived from.”
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    Summary and commentary. Historian Niall Ferguson’s series ‘Civilisation’, part I – Competition

    “You might say it was a case of divide and rule – except that, paradoxically, it was by being divided themselves that Europeans were able to rule the world. In Europe small was beautiful because it meant competition – and competition not just between states, but also within states.”
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    Former head of French military: ‘You can’t make soldiers serve Europe, they won’t die for an abstract economic community’

    “I don’t believe in a merger of armies. You can’t just put soldiers together and make them serve Europe. The idea of a supranational state cannot be imposed on people, that will only scare them of. A soldier doesn’t die on the battlefield for an economic community, for something abstract.”
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    Sweet. Physicist dr. Roger Penrose – late Stephen Hawking’s mentor – sits down with Joe Rogan to discuss consciousness

    Most people think of the late Stephen Hawking as the ultimate scientist. However great Hawking was, he too had a mentor: Roger Penrose (b. 1931). Penrose is not as widely known as his fellow scientist, but he is one of the towering figures of twentieth-century mathematics, physics and cosmology.
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