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Pakistani TV Game Show Awards Contestants Abandoned Babies As Prizes During Ramadan Ratings Wars



” Pakistan may be an impoverished, conservative Muslim nation 7,000 miles away, but in some unexpected ways the country has some similarities to the United States. For one thing, Pakistanis love television game shows – and broadcasters wage a bitter battle for ratings, even during the holy month of Ramadan. And, like some U.S. TV shows (and particularly the much-maligned “reality” genre), some Pakistani television fare skirts the bounds of good taste.

According to reports in British media, a Pakistani prime-time television show called “Amaan Ramazan” on the Geo channel is giving away abandoned babies (mostly female) to childless couple contestants. “








2nd Amendment Sunday – An Illinois Pastor Calls For Kids To Create ‘Assault Pop-Tarts’






” “Assault pop-tarts” and “combat cupcakes” was the call to action by Grace-Gospel Fellowship Church in Bensenville, Illinois.  This past Sunday Pastor Kirkwood held a contest for the children of his church where they were encouraged to come up with the best 2nd amendment themed pastries they could imagine.  Winners were given gift cards and toy assault rifles.  Pastor Kirkwood explained the event in a Facebook post:

2nd Amendment Sunday is here at Grace Gospel Fellowship, Bensenville. Join us as we lay out the Biblical doctrines of self-defense and Liberty. Our Jr. Church will respond to the latest absurdities in the news of “toy gun” buy back programs by eunuch preachers and suspending elementary children for assault fingers, pop-tarts and cupcakes.”



Video at the link.












National Geographic Photo Contest 2012


” See the three winning images, along with the viewers’ choices and honorable mentions. The grand-prize winner receives $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in an annual photography seminar.”



Stilt Fishing

” Honorable Mention

Stilt fishing is a typical fishing technique only seen in Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta tied to a vertical pole planted into the coral reef. This long exposure shot shows how unstable their position is.”