Chinese man sues wife for ugly children and wins

A court case which one would expect to be laughed out of court was not only heard, but ruled in favour of.

http://hongkong.coconuts.co/2013/11/07/wtf-chinese-man-sues-wife-ugly-children-and-wins

What does this say about the society which generated both the claim and the court system which upheld it? What other perspectives might have played a role? What implications are there of this decision for Chinese society?

Now stop and think about sources and veracity of information. Is this story real? How could you find out? If it’s not, what does THAT say? And what are the implications?

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The future of white South Africans

Do whites have a future in South Africa?

Read John Simpson’s report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22554709

Are ‘white’ shanty towns shocking in a way that ‘black’ shanty towns aren’t? Why? Perception is all. Some cry revenge, others justice – or are these just natural patterns playing out?

Possible KIs – To what extent does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Can revolution bring lasting change? To what extent is this generation ethically responsible for the actions of its forebears?

Boston Marathon bombings

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, the US Department of Justice says. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was charged in hospital, could face the death penalty.

How does the state’s definition of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ affect this case, given the previous associations with which the US Government has used the term? Emotion? Language?