Posts Tagged ‘controversial’

Mastercard introduces controversial biometric payments that require a face scan

Amid privacy concerns, payments giant Mastercard is rolling out the controversial biometric payment systems, allowing users to pay with the wave of a hand or a smile at a camera.

Controversial Blackboy Statue Set for Removal

After more than a year-and-a-half of study and contemplation, the District Council that governs Stroud, Gloucestershire, England has voted to seek the removal of a controversial statue from its perch above a historic 18th-century clock. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later 

Bronze Age Orkney Welcomed Female Migrants, Claims Controversial Paper

A new DNA study is shining light on Bronze Age Orkney. The results show how an influx of mostly women affected family traditions and spiritual customs on the island. However, some scientists are having none of it. Around 4,500 years ago, Bronze Age farmers on Orkney, the island group off the north coast of Scotland, […]

Iowa governor signs bill targeting Ben & Jerry’s over Israel, adopts controversial antisemitism definition in state

This week Iowa’s GOP Governor Kim Reynolds signed two bills into law related to Israel. One targets companies outside the United States that “boycott” Israel. The other adopts the controversial International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism across the state. It was an honor to host Yinam Cohen, Israeli Consul General to the […]

Controversial Anti-Conversion Law Introduced in Haryana, India

Haryana is 11th Indian State to Introduce the Law  03/09/2022 India (International Christian Concern) –The BJP-led State Assembly in the state of Haryana has introduced an anti-conversion bill which if approved by the governor, would make Haryana the 11th state in India to introduce an anti-conversion law.   The bill’s language prohibits religious conversions effected through […]

HEMP: A controversial crop that’s been demonized for at least 80 years

hemp has run the proverbial gauntlet in the U.S. due to political dissent, special interests and downright suspicion.1 Nevertheless, every bit of this ancient plant is useful and valuable, and not just for rope,2 but for auto parts,3 cosmetics, textiles and medicine as well.4 In ancient China, hemp was used as food and medicine.5 Today, […]

Mercedes withdraws appeal against controversial Formula 1 season finale

Mercedes has withdrawn their appeal against Formula One over the controversial finish that saw Max Verstappen crowned world champion. Decisions over the use of a safety car on the final lap of the race allowed Verstappen — the Netherlands and Red Bull driver — to triumph while denying Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton a record […]

NYPD Implements Controversial ‘Stop And Forcibly Vaccinate’ Policy

NEW YORK, NY—New Yorkers are having mixed feelings about the NYPD’s new stop-and-forcibly-vaccinate policy. The controversial policy would be the first in the nation to allow police officers to inject the COVID-19 vaccine into any motorist or pedestrian they choose to profile based on their appearance. “Some people say it infringes on their right to […]

DeSantis Introduces Controversial Proposal To Grow Personal Army Of Uruk-Hai

TALLAHASSEE, FL —Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stirred up controversy this week after he proposed allocating state funds to grow his own personal army of Uruk-Hai orc warriors.  “Frankly, the federal government is terrible at everything, including the Army, which has been taken over by wimpy-dimpy pink-haired SJWs,” said DeSantis. “It’s time for Florida to breed its own Uruk-Hai […]

India To Repeal Controversial Farm Laws That Led To Protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government will withdraw the controversial farm laws that prompted year-long protests from tens of thousands of farmers who said the laws will shatter their livelihoods. Modi made the surprise announcement during a televised speech on Friday that was broadcast live. The laws were passed […]

Libertarians Propose Controversial New ‘Do Whatever You Want’ Mandate

CONCORD, NH—Pro-compliance activists are on high alert following a proposal by Libertarians that some have described as catastrophically reckless. The Libertarians’ inflammatory new proposal, ostensibly titled the “Do Whatever You Want Mandate” calls for the mandatory freedom to do whatever you want. “This forced liberty is appalling and un-American,” said a staffer for Senator Bernie […]

Swedish Educators Recommend Students Learn The ‘Controversial’ Facts That Cause So Many People To Doubt The Holocaust™

(JTA) Sweden’s National Agency for Education have recommended that teachers should make students try to prove that the Holocaust never happened, as part of a push to help them better understand conspiracy theories: The recommendation came in a recently published handbook for high school teachers that the government’s institution in charge of scholastic issues had […]

In Controversial New Netflix Special, Dave Chappelle Just Reads From A Biology Textbook

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New Zealand Abandons Controversial ‘Zero COVID’ Policy

New Zealand has announced it is dropping its controversial ‘zero COVID’ policy after numerous critics pointed out that such an approach to eliminating the virus was impossible. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement earlier today during a press conference in which she acknowledged, “The return to zero has been extremely difficult.” “What we have […]

Turkey fines WhatsApp €197,000 over controversial privacy update

Turkey’s data protection authority has fined WhatsApp nearly €200,000 for violating privacy rules. The Facebook-owned messaging platform had “not clearly stated” how it would process its users’ data and for what purpose. WhatsApp has to take “the necessary measures to avoid processing personal data contrary to the law”, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) […]

Lost Anglo-Saxon Monastery of Controversial Queen Found

Archaeologists from the University of Reading have been performing excavations on the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Cookham, a small village on the River Thames in England. They have been searching for the ruins of a long-lost early medieval monastery, which was built more than 1,300 years ago in the 8th century AD. […]

Doctors Weigh Prescribing Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

Pros and cons of an expensive new drug with questionable value put doctors in difficult situation As physicians and health policy experts debate the merits of Aduhelm, the first new drug approved for Alzheimer’s disease in 18 years, patients want to know: “Will this medication help me—and how much?” Doctors explaining the pros and cons […]

Kneeling against Racism: Solidarity in EURO 2020 Should Not be ‘Controversial’ 

Another football ‘controversy’ has started when football players participating in the ongoing ‘UEFA Euro 2020’, kneeled down during national anthems to protest racism, a serious problem that has plagued football stadiums for many years. Yet, while some players chose to kneel down, others opted not to, offering flimsy excuses as “players weren’t ready”, and “politics […]

CONTROVERSIAL COVID; NEWS

Nothing on this blog constitutes or should be interpreted as medical advice; and nothing replaces medical advice from a qualified medical professional; and medical advice from a qualified medical professional should always be sought. ‘The coronavirus pandemic has been created by “shadow global powers” in an attempt to reduce world population, according to Vladimir Kvachkov, a Russian […]

DeSantis signs controversial bill banning transgender women and girls from sports

“In Florida, girls are going to play girls sports and boys are going to play boys sports,” DeSantis said, speaking at a private school in Jacksonville. The Republican governor made a show of signing the bill on Tuesday by highlighting a well-known example of transgender high school sprinters from Connecticut besting their competition on the […]

A Victorian logging company just won a controversial court appeal. Here’s what it means for forest wildlife

Australia’s forest-dwelling wildlife is in greater peril after last week’s court ruling that logging — even if it breaches state requirements — is exempt from the federal law that protects threatened species. The Federal Court upheld an appeal by VicForests, Victoria’s state timber corporation, after a previous ruling in May 2020 found it razed critical […]

Israel delays controversial Palestinian eviction hearing in East Jerusalem

A controversial Israeli court hearing on plans to evict a group of Palestinians in East Jerusalem was postponed on Sunday after the attorney-general asked to defer the case. The Israeli Supreme Court was due on Monday to hear an appeal against the evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in the city. But Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit’s […]

Corpse believed to belong to controversial cult leader found in a Colorado shrine covered in glitter with no eyes

A corpse believed to be of a leader of a controversial Colorado religious group was found mummified in a sleeping bag, wrapped in Christmas lights and with glitter around its missing eyes. The remains are believed to be of Amy Carlson, 45, known to her followers as “Mother God”, who was a self-proclaimed “divine being” […]

Controversial anti-vaccination power couple have donated to Jewish causes

JTA — David and Leila Centner, the power couple who have banned vaccinated teachers from working in a Miami school they own, have given to a number of Jewish causes. The Centners have made headlines recently in Florida and nationally after it emerged that the private school they founded, the Centner Academy, has instructed teachers […]

Over 100 whales to be killed in Japan as country starts controversial commercial whaling season

Several whale-hunting vessels have taken to the waters from Japanese ports with the official start of the commercial whaling season. They plan to catch 120 minke whales in the coming months. On Saturday, four ships – two in Miyagi Prefecture on the east coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu and two in Aomori Prefecture […]

Controversial Georgia Law Requires Poll Workers To Check Voters For A Pulse

ATLANTA, GA—Republican Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law sweeping overhauls to Georgia’s election law, including a provision requiring poll workers to check for a pulse before allowing voters to cast a ballot. Voting rights advocates decried the controversial bill crafted by the Peach State’s Republicans as an act intended to suppress turnout of the state’s […]

Controversial California ethnic studies curriculum passes unanimously

After years of contention and revisions, California’s State Board of Education approved a curriculum meant to guide the state’s schools in teaching ethnic studies, an effort that sparked waves of criticism from Jewish groups. The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum aims to teach students about the histories, experiences, contributions and struggles of minority groups in the […]

Revealing the Face and Identity of the Controversial Mummy KV55

Ever since mummy KV55 was discovered in 1907, it has generated deep interest, debate, and controversy. The big issues have been identifying the KV55 mummy in ancient Egyptian history and combining its most probable identity with that person’s proposed age of death. Could mummy KV55 really be the ‘heretic pharaoh’ Akhenaten, as many scholars believe? […]

Iran summons KRG representatives over controversial stamp

TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the representative of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government over a controversial stamp design in Iraqi Kurdistan breaching Iran’s territorial integrity. Nazem Dabbagh, the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) representative to Tehran, told the Iraqi Kurdish Rudaw news agency that Iranian officials have summoned him over the stamp and informed […]

House Democrats end controversial consultant ban

“It’s an enormous win,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in a recent interview, before Maloney’s decision was formally announced, noting the move would open “a door for our party to leverage strength from all parts of it.” “The escalation and aggression against the progressive wing of the party with an explicit forward-facing ‘blacklist’ created a […]

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