Western tourists renewing vows unwittingly receive malediction in Maldives
A foreign couple who believed they were renewing their marriage vows in a quaint, local-style ceremony in the Maldives were in fact being verbally abused by locals for LOLs.
Maldives police to probe foul-mouthed wedding ceremony
Police in the Maldives are to launch an investigation after a foreign couple who thought they were renewing marriage vows were in fact being subjected to a torrent of abuse.
A video has emerged of the unidentified Western couple taking part in the ceremony at the Vilu Reef resort.
Instead of words of blessing, the celebrant calls the couple “swine” and “infidels” in the local language.
Irish Class, October 25, 2010
Rang Gaeilge, an 25ú lá Mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2010
Comparatives and superlatives
From Will’s Summary of Comparative forms and
Warm Weather and Melted Ice Are the New Normal
“Return to previous Arctic conditions is unlikely. That’s the understated conclusion from this year’s Arctic Report Card, which found that air temperatures will continue rising and ice will continue melting in the Arctic as global warming continues to take its toll on the region. The annual report was prepared by 69 researchers in eight countries, and was issued by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Why Facebook is selling you out — and won’t stop
All in all, the Facebook ecosystem could generate $1 billion this year. You think that the Boy Billionaire [Mark Zuckerberg] is going to mess that up by worrying about your privacy? No way. So the privacy breaches will continue, no matter how shocked the company says it is. And anything you do or post on Facebook, regardless of its privacy settings and policies, will be fair game.
The great thing about capitalism is that it gives consumers lots of choices. If you don’t like what Facebook is doing with your data, don’t give it up. Maybe there’s another service to use, or maybe you could simply give your friends — the real ones, that is — a call now and then. If staying on Facebook is important to you, and it certainly has its uses, you’d better face the fact that Zuckerberg’s profits take precedence over your privacy.
The Dawn of Writing. An exhibit at the Oriental Institute.
I have been interested in this for a very long time. When I was in High School (1964-1968) I spent many hours at the Oriental Institute.
Via Archaeology in Europe