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In Nigeria, Islamic extremists have kidnapped hundreds of school girls. Apparently some of the girls are being taken into neighboring countries as brides for extremists. Others might end up becoming sex slaves as per Muslim tradition: Meanwhile in Syria, Islamists are crucifying people. And I know that there are people who'll say "yeah, well, Christians did the same kind of stuff in the dark ages, and Islam started 600 years behind Christianity, so they just need a little more time." But you know, hundreds of years ago when Christian cultures were discovering how to be human, they didn't have the benefit of learning from a global community of more enlightened neighbors. They were figuring it out from scratch. These dummies, on the other hand, stand on an island surrounded by more enlightened people, and shut their eyes to it. Worse, some of these countries, like Syria and Iran and Afghanistan, are places where more modern ideas used to be embraced, and Islamists said "these ideas of treating women and minorities like humans suck. We should go back to the old ways." I honestly find it infuriating. -k
A while ago I got an email from Amazon saying they had to reset my password because they had come across my email and password matching somewhere else. I called them to get more information, but they weren't very helpful. Within the few months prior to that I'd received emails from two separate sites informing me that their data was compromised (not Ashley Madison, I swear!) so it could have been either of them. This Yahoo incident is very disheartening. I think I had a couple of emails with them years ago but I don't even remember anymore. Sometimes I just want to erase my whole footprint off the internet but with 20 years of information out there, there is no way to do that. It's going to be interesting to see the fallout from this.