cnn audience knows no culture but marvel films and YA novels
that woman put up wallpaper that looks like a full bookshelf, then hung many small frames overtop of it, as though she regretted her choice of wallpaper but did not want to go through the trouble of replacing it, ending up with the most visually jarring result possible
(Do not actually uphold that thought)
And people here say Obama wasn't anti-imperialist. smh
Regardless of that, from some rough calculations seems to me that ever year of Obama’s term had higher per capita spending then the Bush years - with ‘09 being the peak which was roughly 30% more than ‘05 levels and double 2000 per capita spending (and like 8% higher than where that graph starts in ‘12).
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just to be thorough they should also have "UNRELIABLE SOURCES" with the red circle and line that means NO over it
on Ukraine Nazis, the Western press vs. itself:
posting it itt was a matter of posting persona integrity....................... it just keeps getting funnier
it just keeps going lmao
I Mean Damb
In the parts of Australia where the extraction of an incisor is not practiced, puberty initiations usually include circumcision, followed, after some time, by another operation, subincision.
Some ethnologists regard Australian circumcision as a recent cultural phenomenon.
According to Wilhelm Schmidt, the custom was brought to Australia by a cultural wave from New Guinea.
Whatever the case may be as to its origin, circumcision is the outstanding puberty rite not only throughout Oceania but in Africa too, and it is also documented among some peoples of both North and South America.
As an initiatory rite of puberty, circumcision is extremely wide-spread, we might also say universal. The problem does not demand our attention in all its complexity. I shall of necessity confine myself to one or two aspects of it, especially to the relations between the rite of circumcision and the revelation of religious realities.
The first aspect that strikes us, in Australia as elsewhere, is the
fact that circumcision is believed to be performed not by men but
by divine or "demonic" Beings. Here we have not merely the repetition of an act instituted by the Gods or by civilizing Heroes in
mythical times; we have the active presence of these Superhuman Beings themselves during the initiation. Among the Arunta, when the women and children hear the bull-roarers, they believe that they
are hearing the voice of the Great Spirit Twanyirrika, come to take
the boys. And when the boys are circumcised, they are given bull-roarers (churingas).
Hence it is the Great Spirit himself who is supposed to perform the operation. According to Strehlow, the
Arunta imagine that the ceremony takes place in the following way.
The novice is led before Tuanjiraka, who says to him, "Look at
the stars!" When the boy looks up, the Great Spirit cuts off his
head. He gives it back to him the next day, when the head begins
to decompose, and resuscitates him.
Among the Pitjandara, a man comes rushing out of the forest with a "broken flint," circumcises the novices, and immediately disappears.
Among the Karadjeri, the novice is circumcised in a sitting position, his eyes
blindfolded and his ears stopped up; immediately after the operation, he is shown the bull-roarers, and-after the blood of his
wound has dried-the flint instruments with which the operation
was performed. The Kukata perform the circumcision while the
bull-roarers are whirled and after the women and children have
fled in terror.
The Anula women think that the noise of the bull-roarers is the voice of the Great Spirit Gnabaia, who swallows the
novices and later disgorges them as initiates.
There is no need to multiply examples.
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