• Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State
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    Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State

    After taking control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, In March of 2013. The Islamic State or IS A group formally known as ISIS Has also taken over the role of governing every aspect of daily life. Under the strict interpretations of Sharia. These Islamic laws cover everything from High crimes, to civil disagreements to economics, and even personal behavior. Such as, diet, prayer and public appearance. Now what was once a very Westernized city. Is patrolled 24 hours a day by armed men known as the Hisbah. That travel throughout the city enforcing their mandate.

  • Maine’s Strict Opioid Law Is Harming Chronic Pain Patients | World of Hurt (HBO)
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    Maine’s Strict Opioid Law Is Harming Chronic Pain Patients | World of Hurt (HBO)

    — Maine has one of the highest overdose rates in the country… — Mr. Speaker, no one living in Maine today can ignore the addiction epidemic that is upon us. — …and the state has responded aggressively, by passing one of the nation’s strictest laws on prescribing opioids. It caps most patients at 100 milligrams per day. But the law has had unintended consequences. Hundreds of chronic pain sufferers are now finding it impossible to access their typical dosage. After some Mainers pushed back on these restrictions, lawmakers said these patients could qualify for higher doses under what’s called the “palliative care exemption.” Despite the assurances, though, patients are still…

  • Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO)
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    Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO)

    Last month, Evergreen State College in Washington went crazy— when a professor of evolutionary biology named Brett Weinstein objected to a Day of Absence— when white students and faculty were asked to voluntarily leave campus. Weinstein branded it a form of racial segregation. A group of student protesters called him a racist. The confrontation incited further protests, debates over free speech, and claims of systemic racism on campus. And things haven’t calmed down. Tomorrow, Evergreen will hold its graduation… at an off-campus location… 40 miles away. — This is the video, viewed by millions, that put Evergreen State and Weinstein in the national spotlight. — “This is not a discussion—you…

  • The Cannibal Generals of Liberia
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    The Cannibal Generals of Liberia

    SHANE SMITH: In this episode, we go to Liberia and hang out with cannibal warlords. MALE SPEAKER 1: I lift it up on the temple. I’m gonna eat it. [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER 1: It’s a Liberian general’s heart. SHANE SMITH: I was afraid probably the whole time I was in Liberia. There’s always this underlying hum of violence. And the poverty there is so crippling that you’re kind of like, why wouldn’t they steal our camera? Why wouldn’t they steal our clothes? I mean, people are starving. And all they know is war. So is that why your nickname was General Butt Naked? SHANE SMITH: A lot of people would…

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    Malala Yousafzai on Refugees, Advocacy, and the Girl Power Trip

    this is the situation that imagine for a second that you become homeless and no one cares about you and everyone blames you for being a terrorist or something and they close their doors this is exactly what seen in refugees in refugees in the rest of the world are going to Malala yousufzai is the global advocate for millions of children worldwide who are being denied a formal education because of social economic legal and political factors growing up in the Swat district of northwest Pakistan from an early age she actively spoke out against the Taliban’s efforts to oppress women most basic rights to education as Malala gained…

  • The Hard Lives of Britain’s Synthetic Marijuana Addicts
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    The Hard Lives of Britain’s Synthetic Marijuana Addicts

    Spice just hits you like a truck, it just knocks you out. Whereas bud you just sit and chill. You know what? I wish I could go back to my bud. Because you know what, Spice, it’s horrible. I woke up after the Spice, with vomit all over my bed, and myself. I know a kid who died of it. Couldn’t get his heart beating more. It was beating too fast, it just went and shook out. As the new government began making moves to ban all legal highs, we headed to Manchester, where synthetic drugs like Spice, and other brands like Vertex, Pandora, and Insane Joker, are freely available…

  • Meet The Lawyer Defending Neo-Nazi Trolls (HBO)
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    Meet The Lawyer Defending Neo-Nazi Trolls (HBO)

    — When a neo-Nazi website called for an army of trolls to go after a Jewish woman in Montana, the site’s publisher, Andrew Anglin, got sued. It’s the first big case against alt-right trolls, and could draw a new line between what’s considered protected free speech, and what counts as illegal harassment. — This was apparently a whorehouse back at one point. And there’s a dead hooker in here someplace. Not her body, but the legend is this place is haunted by Rosie the dead prostitute. But given my practice, dead hookers are our spirit animals. So we’re okay with that. — Marc Randazza is best known for representing the…