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Giving people the ‘cuddle hormone’ oxytocin can increase kindness towards refugees

The researchers, from the University of Bonn in west Germany, claim their finding could eventually help people adapt to living around migrants.

‘The combined enhancement of oxytocin and peer influence could diminish selfish motives,’ study lead author Professor Rene Hurlemann said.

‘Given the right circumstances, oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and integration of migrants into Western cultures’.

ISIS Encourages Attacks on US Hurricane Relief Centers

One analyst quoted by CNBC says that “these posts appear to be more aspirational than operational, with hopes that their followers would then act on calls for attacks. Incidents involving lone wolf attackers have demonstrated the potential danger, lethality and effectiveness of a rehearsed small arms or knife attack that can be carried out by a single individual with little or no training. It also underscores the potentially higher consequences of an assault attack involving multiple operatives.”

Clinton leaves question mark over 2016 election legitimacy

Hillary Clinton says she would not “rule out” questioning the legitimacy of the US presidential election if Russia is found to have deeply meddled.

The former secretary of state told NPR’s Fresh Air programme, however, she did not believe there was a “mechanism” in place to challenge the outcome.

US intelligence agencies believe Russia tried to tip the election in favour of President Donald Trump.

‘A punch in the gut’: Mother slams B.C. high school exercise connecting Indigenous women to ‘squaw’

The activity is inside a workbook for a graphic novel called Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush, written by the late author Carol Shields and Patrick Crowe. It is also used as an ESL resource.

Moodie’s original book, published in 1852, details the experiences of a British settler living in what is called the “the wilderness” near Peterborough, Ont. In the book, the word “squaw” is used 39 times.

The workbook states “students should be made aware that the original text … reflected the racial, ethnic, and social prejudices of that time.”

Terror trial: Officers say they found bomb ingredients in shopping bag

In Sabrine Djermane’s apartment, national security investigators say they found instructions detailing how to make a homemade bomb.

In El Mahdi Jamali’s bedroom at his family’s home, it was explained in court on Monday, they found some of the materials believed to be required to assemble the device: a box of assorted hardware nails, two nine-volt batteries, four AA batteries, a tube of Super Glue and a roll of duct tape.

  • tom_billesley

    oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and integration of migrants
    Enough of it and you won’t notice being raped.

    • Frances

      Shouldn’t the oxytocin be given to the “refugees” so they will be more tolerant and accepting of the culture which is supporting them?

  • canminuteman

    Isn’t “squaw” the word for “woman” in some indian language? If that is the case why is it any more racist than calling a sled a “toboggan”, or a small boat that is pointed at both ends a “canoe”?

    • BillyHW

      Why do you hate our multicultural tossed salad?

    • Mickey Oberman

      Wake up, Can—–!
      Squaw has been used detrimentally for hundreds of years. If you can not understand why people can take offense at its use you are in insensitive boor. People have feelings. Sloeds, toboggans, boats and canoes do not and apparently neither do you.
      Mickey Oberman

      • canminuteman

        Personally, people can call me whatever they want and I don’t care. I was raised with “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me”. If someone, whose opinion means nothing to me calls me names, why would I care? These snowflakes need insensitivity training.

        • Mickey Oberman

          And so you prove my opinion of you. You are insensitive.
          But you might try hard to understand the feelings of sensitive people.
          Mickey Oberman

          • canminuteman

            If being a minority sucks so much, why don’t they stay home?

          • Mickey Oberman

            “If being a minority sucks so much, why don’t they stay home?”
            Once again you renforce my contention that you are completely insensitive.

            “I gather you quite happily do that to others.”
            You bet your boots I would.

            The trouble is we don’t have nearly enough jails in which to stuff them.

          • canminuteman

            Now that we know you stand, we will act accordingly. Thanks for being so honest.

          • Mickey Oberman

            “Now that we know you stand, ”
            How about you? Do you stand or sit?

            “Thanks for being so honest.”
            You should try it. It feels good.

          • canminuteman

            Fuck off, idiot.

          • Mickey Oberman

            Brilliant response.

            What gutter did you pick it up from?

          • canminuteman

            You stated that you would happily throw me in jail for having an opinion you don’t approve of. I was polite up to that point. Telling you to “Fuck Off Asshole is way more polite than you deserve.

            Just out of curiosity, how would you respond if I said the same about you?

          • Mickey Oberman

            Quotes of canminuteman:

            “I was polite up to that point. ”

            “If someone, whose opinion means nothing to me calls me names, why would I care?”

            “”Fuck Off Asshole is way more polite than you deserve.”

            “If being a minority sucks so much, why don’t they stay home?”

            “These snowflakes need insensitivity training.”

            Polite, indeed.

          • canminuteman

            Impolite – “not polite or courteous; discourteous; rude:

            You are confusing disagreement with impoliteness.

    • shasta

      You are correct, but it is occasionally used like BillyHW uses the term woman, and some find that offensive. I guess English speakers are no longer allowed to import foreign words – Tabernac

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      It’s an Algonquin word for “Woman”

      People like this woman just assume it was a slur invented by white men
      because it appears in Western movies and books.

      Even Sesame Street addressed the meaning of the word in the 70’s.
      Buffy Saint Marie did so as well, along with many others who actually speak the language.

      She’s just another virtue signaling twit.

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    German police found 51 Iraqis in the back of a Turkish truck that entered Germany via Poland. While reported to be hungry and dehydrated, within three days (it’s uncertain when) all but two had absconded from the reception centre.

    • k2

      They’ll be waiting a long time, I expect.

  • FivePointSpurgeonist

    oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and integration of migrants

    Yes, you can support immigrants, too! Just take this pill every day and you can also tolerate those that hate you and your society! It’s Soma, it’s good for you!

    • jayme

      No mention of giving the migrants oxytocin, of course: clearly it is the native citizens who must bend and change for these wonderful newcomers, not the other way around. If the damn politicians want to represent the interests of migrants before their own citizens, perhaps they should move to the migrants’ original countries and run there (assuming they have something resembling democracies).

      So sick of this shite …..

    • shasta

      Back in the 60s & 70s a joint would let you love everyone. I guess a we have become somewhat immune to less dangerous drugs.

  • ontario john

    The daily shootings and stabbings by the diverse black community in Toronto continues. A little added twist today, as Black Lives Matter is going to hold a demonstration and block a street. Apparently they don’t want a black person deported.

    • Clink9

      The rules don’t apply to them.

      • tom_billesley

        Deportation is a white privilege.

  • DaninVan

    Was this satire? Please tell me that COSTCO’s not fronting that bitch…

    • DaninVan

      Damn…the pic didn’t go through. (Hillary flogging her book at a kiosk in COSTCO)

    • Frances

      What better place for her to flog her book – right among the deplorables.

  • Loretta Lynn has spoken.

    ANY drug will make people amenable to anything.