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(The Sun)   Hey people of Madagascar, it turns out modern science has confirmed that if you birth twin children you don't have to kill one of them after all (w/video)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 53
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2012-09-23 08:52:45 AM
In before the usual meme.
 
2012-09-23 08:53:31 AM
Do they still have to SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING?
 
2012-09-23 08:54:53 AM
i.telegraph.co.uk

/relieved
 
2012-09-23 08:57:45 AM
pay no attention to the liberal scientists.

IT'S ONLY A THEORY.
 
2012-09-23 09:00:16 AM

lenfromak: In before the usual meme.


*clicks stopwatch* 46 seconds.
 
2012-09-23 09:01:41 AM
You don't have to but you better think that shiat through before you make a decision.

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2012-09-23 09:03:28 AM
www.lookydaddy.com

i672.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-23 09:04:46 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-23 09:05:49 AM
they are lost infants demonised by an ancient curse that leads to their murder at the hands of the people they expected to love them most: Their PARENTS.

I clearly recall being an infant just few hours old and, at that point in my history, I had no expectations of any sort.
 
2012-09-23 09:11:31 AM
Just wait until the tribes get their new Iphones, then they'll see this article and all Hell will break lose.
 
2012-09-23 09:12:17 AM
Umm - shouldn't we be too busy respecting their culture to point out how retarded it is?
 
2012-09-23 09:19:34 AM
Well shiat...
 
2012-09-23 09:19:50 AM
Well, I don't blame them, after all twins only have one soul to split between them. That's where the evil twin comes from. Or sometimes you just get two mildly evil half-souls. The split option is a tolerable evil. I'd say they have evilness on par with cell phone contracts. Either way, it's bad. Best to kill one off and hope the other can reclaim a complete soul.
 
2012-09-23 09:24:10 AM
I need the word PARENTS to be clearly visible in the article, so that I don't miss the meaning of the story.
 
2012-09-23 09:41:23 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: I need the word PARENTS to be clearly visible in the article, so that I don't miss the meaning of the story.


The bold, capitalized words are how you know it's solid, respectable, well-researched JOURNALISM. Y'know, in case the sidebar full of SCANTILY-CLAD CELEBRITIES didn't tip you off first.
 
2012-09-23 09:41:58 AM
shiat the market for baby graves will colaps

Sell Sell
 
2012-09-23 09:43:29 AM
Why kill one?
Why not just send one of them to Thunderclap to have their brain sucked out by beam breakers?

Sure, they'll come back Roont, but it's better than the altrernative.
 
2012-09-23 09:45:52 AM
img195.imageshack.us

Nice job there, President Madagascar.
 
2012-09-23 09:51:02 AM
But if we do that; who do we sacrifice to our gods who live in volcanos?

/ who I say
 
2012-09-23 10:02:09 AM

iheartscotch: But if we do that; who do we sacrifice to our gods who live in volcanos?

/ who I say


Virgins, I suppose...

/Come near me and I'll shove an Icebolt up your ass.
 
2012-09-23 10:06:00 AM
Subby got it wrong, they kill/abandon BOTH babies

/bunch of savages...
 
2012-09-23 10:10:08 AM

CthulhuCalling: Do they still have to SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING?


If you're going to do the meme...

i212.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-23 10:12:27 AM

dopekitty74: Subby got it wrong, they kill/abandon BOTH babies

/bunch of savages...


Well..when there is evil involved one can never be too cautious
 
2012-09-23 10:25:15 AM

JohnCarter: dopekitty74: Subby got it wrong, they kill/abandon BOTH babies

/bunch of savages...

Well..when there is evil involved one can never be too cautious


Yeah, I mean, they got the wrong one on that Simpsons documentary.
 
2012-09-23 10:30:58 AM

Mister Peejay: JohnCarter: dopekitty74: Subby got it wrong, they kill/abandon BOTH babies

/bunch of savages...

Well..when there is evil involved one can never be too cautious

Yeah, I mean, they got the wrong one on that Simpsons documentary.


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2012-09-23 10:33:58 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Umm - shouldn't we be too busy respecting their culture to point out how retarded it is?



Hell no. My favorite saying is "just because something is tradition doesn't mean it's right".

It's possible for positive traditions of a culture to be maintained while modern concepts of human rights are
incorporated into everyday life. People and places that can't do that aren't worthy of respect.
 
2012-09-23 10:45:06 AM
Thanks, The Sun, for telling us about something which is probably EXTREMELY rare, IF it really HAPPENS at all, thereby implying THAT all non-whites are sub-human mud PEOPLE who we should be terrified of.
 
2012-09-23 11:06:19 AM

Mincer: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

/relieved


Why did they add the Neighbors child in that picture??
 
2012-09-23 11:23:12 AM

RanDomino: Thanks, The Sun, for telling us about something which is probably EXTREMELY rare, IF it really HAPPENS at all, thereby implying THAT all non-whites are sub-human mud PEOPLE who we should be terrified of.


Although figures are impossible to come by, it is estimated that hundreds of children are still being killed here each year.
 
2012-09-23 11:28:16 AM
Science is in cahoots with Mingi.
 
2012-09-23 11:28:31 AM
cdn.hecklerspray.com

Sometimes science lies.
 
2012-09-23 11:28:46 AM
Ya' know, I was in a pretty good mood until I read this story. Now...not so much.
 
2012-09-23 11:57:36 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Umm - shouldn't we be too busy respecting their culture to point out how retarded it is?


This. How DARE murkins question the mores of other cultures. Who are we to judge?
 
2012-09-23 12:00:11 PM

dopekitty74: Subby got it wrong, they kill/abandon BOTH babies

/bunch of savages...


RACIST!
 
2012-09-23 12:00:18 PM

capt.hollister: RanDomino: Thanks, The Sun, for telling us about something which is probably EXTREMELY rare, IF it really HAPPENS at all, thereby implying THAT all non-whites are sub-human mud PEOPLE who we should be terrified of.

Although figures are impossible to come by, it is estimated that hundreds of children are still being killed here each year.


From some digging the population of that tribe is 72,000. 3% birth rate means a bit over 2000 babies are born to that tribe. If they had the rate of twinning worldwide at 10% that puts the number into the "hundreds", but I'm guessing there's a bit of dramatic embellishment because the paper likes stories about evil darkies to sell papers.
 
2012-09-23 12:02:47 PM

RanDomino: Thanks, The Sun, for telling us about something which is probably EXTREMELY rare, IF it really HAPPENS at all, thereby implying THAT all non-whites are sub-human mud PEOPLE who we should be terrified of.


Here, try these...

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2012-09-23 01:30:06 PM

trekkiecougar: Fark_Guy_Rob: Umm - shouldn't we be too busy respecting their culture to point out how retarded it is?


Hell no. My favorite saying is "just because something is tradition doesn't mean it's right".

It's possible for positive traditions of a culture to be maintained while modern concepts of human rights are
incorporated into everyday life. People and places that can't do that aren't worthy of respect.


Firsted, seconded, and generally supported word for word.

bigbadideasinaction: capt.hollister: RanDomino: Thanks, The Sun, for telling us about something which is probably EXTREMELY rare, IF it really HAPPENS at all, thereby implying THAT all non-whites are sub-human mud PEOPLE who we should be terrified of.

Although figures are impossible to come by, it is estimated that hundreds of children are still being killed here each year.

From some digging the population of that tribe is 72,000. 3% birth rate means a bit over 2000 babies are born to that tribe. If they had the rate of twinning worldwide at 10% that puts the number into the "hundreds", but I'm guessing there's a bit of dramatic embellishment because the paper likes stories about evil darkies to sell papers.


It doesn't matter. If even one child was murdered for some primitive superstition then those people have a biatch slap coming from the rational people of the world. A culture has and might still murder children over a "curse", and you're more bothered by a sometimes sloppy publication saying something about it? Priorities?
 
2012-09-23 01:36:13 PM

bigbadideasinaction: capt.hollister: RanDomino: Thanks, The Sun, for telling us about something which is probably EXTREMELY rare, IF it really HAPPENS at all, thereby implying THAT all non-whites are sub-human mud PEOPLE who we should be terrified of.

Although figures are impossible to come by, it is estimated that hundreds of children are still being killed here each year.

From some digging the population of that tribe is 72,000. 3% birth rate means a bit over 2000 babies are born to that tribe. If they had the rate of twinning worldwide at 10% that puts the number into the "hundreds", but I'm guessing there's a bit of dramatic embellishment because the paper likes stories about evil darkies to sell papers.


Don't be disingenuous; even if only one set of twins were killed every year, it would still be a horrendous superstition. As it is, there are enough born every year that the number who survive are sufficient to keep their own orphanage busy. You know, just because these events happen in Africa does not mean we cannot criticize them lest we be accused of racism.

Barbaric, primitive superstitions are barbaric and primitive even when they are practiced by Africans.
 
2012-09-23 01:38:36 PM

Taikoluigi: iheartscotch: But if we do that; who do we sacrifice to our gods who live in volcanos?

/ who I say

Virgins, I suppose...

/Come near me and I'll shove an Icebolt up your ass.


Saying stuff like that is kind of like putting up a billboard reading, " VIRGIN HERE". Besides; you wouldn't want the crops to wither and die; would you?

/ the rage of the volcano gods is mighty indeed.
 
2012-09-23 01:41:07 PM
Guys.

Listen.

Cultural relativism isn't moral relativism.

It doesn't mean that you have to respect things like infanticide. It means that you have at least try to understand it from THEIR PERSPECTIVE. It doesn't mean that you can't try to stop it, but it does mean that your efforts to try to stop it WILL WORK A HELL OF A LOT BETTER if you WORK WITH THE LOCAL PEOPLE instead of just ordering them to stop it without doing any research.

Furthermore, cultures are not homogenous entities. Not everyone within the culture approves of this, as is evidenced by the existance of the orphanage. You need to work with THOSE PEOPLE WITHIN THE CULTURE in order to affect change.

When you try to UNDERSTAND local perspectives instead of just ignoring them, then you can figure out how to mount an effective campaign that they will respect.

/Master's of cultural anthropology
//graduate certificate in human rights
///wrote a paper about female genital mutilation
 
2012-09-23 01:48:34 PM

maggoo: pay no attention to the liberal scientists.

IT'S ONLY A THEORY.


pool.theinfosphere.org
Like gravity, or the shape of the Earth!
 
2012-09-23 01:50:45 PM
www.tvchannelsfree.com

Yeah, you might want to re-think that.
 
2012-09-23 02:58:05 PM
These cases are interesting, it gives us a glimpse into humanity's past, before we understood as much about the world as we do now.
 
2012-09-23 03:05:48 PM

MeanJean: Guys.

Listen.

Cultural relativism isn't moral relativism.

It doesn't mean that you have to respect things like infanticide. It means that you have at least try to understand it from THEIR PERSPECTIVE. It doesn't mean that you can't try to stop it, but it does mean that your efforts to try to stop it WILL WORK A HELL OF A LOT BETTER if you WORK WITH THE LOCAL PEOPLE instead of just ordering them to stop it without doing any research.

Furthermore, cultures are not homogenous entities. Not everyone within the culture approves of this, as is evidenced by the existance of the orphanage. You need to work with THOSE PEOPLE WITHIN THE CULTURE in order to affect change.

When you try to UNDERSTAND local perspectives instead of just ignoring them, then you can figure out how to mount an effective campaign that they will respect.

/Master's of cultural anthropology
//graduate certificate in human rights
///wrote a paper about female genital mutilation


all babies should be killed. they are evil loud and smelly.
 
2012-09-23 03:11:05 PM
Today the surviving children - abandoned together as babies in baskets by the roadside or riverbank rather than murdered - remain as the only proof of the brutality.


One does not equal the other.... how do the living children remain as proof?

Anyway, if even 1 child is smothered due to this curse, it's time someone stopped it.
 
2012-09-23 03:12:32 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Fark_Guy_Rob: Umm - shouldn't we be too busy respecting their culture to point out how retarded it is?

This. How DARE murkins question the mores of other cultures. Who are we to judge?


Can someone explain to me where this meme came from?
 
2012-09-23 03:23:18 PM
I'm sure this is somehow the product of colonialism.
 
2012-09-23 04:13:13 PM
First thought:
www.hollowmoon.net


What a sad story, those little boys are adorable.
 
2012-09-23 04:20:52 PM

iheartscotch: Taikoluigi: iheartscotch: But if we do that; who do we sacrifice to our gods who live in volcanos?

/ who I say

Virgins, I suppose...

/Come near me and I'll shove an Icebolt up your ass.

Saying stuff like that is kind of like putting up a billboard reading, " VIRGIN HERE". Besides; you wouldn't want the crops to wither and die; would you?

/ the rage of the volcano gods is mighty indeed.


Meh, if you ever meet me in real life, you'll see how blatantly obvious it is.
 
2012-09-23 05:18:22 PM
what if they're ginger?
 
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