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Go to: Refusing to Kill Daughter, Pakistani Family Defies Tradition, Draws Anger

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Pakistan (as well as Afghanistan and most other -stans) is one contradiction after another. They insist on having the rest of the world recognize their sovereignty and right to self-determination, yet their government has no authority over its citizenry (because the citizens only recognize tribal and religious custom). Palestine, should it be given statehood, is in the queue right behind them. While not as religiously intolerant (with the minor exception of Jews, whom they hate above all others) they have a leader who is not able to exert control and enforce some semblance of law and order. These are not nations, but loose confederations of radicals and should not be given the same rights as civilized peoples.

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 19:54:28 UTC | #876061

Go to: Aboriginal DNA dates Australian arrival

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Title should be "Aboriginal DNA dates departure from Africa." Nothing in the article indicates when they arrived in Australia. If the oldest archaeological sites are 50,000 years old, it appears to have taken them between 14,000-25,000 years to get from Africa to Australia.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:14:41 UTC | #874408

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