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January 26, 2014

Birds attack peace doves freed from pope’s window

VATICAN CITY — Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.

As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace.
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One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove.

It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off.

Perhaps the seagulls mistook them for PR doves and attacked them for having no shame.
January 10, 2014

It's now OK to denigrate an entire group of people by calling them "DU Believers."

Yep, that's right. We can label anyone we don't like a "DU Believer", as if they are some evil sub-group that deserve no respect. You can even start entire Discussion Threads calling them that in the title and attributing distorted and factually incorrect quotes to them all!

So go on! It's cool. Enjoy!

Oh, wait. My mistake. Make that "DU Atheists". THATS the term that is allowed.

At Fri Jan 10, 2014, 12:42 PM you sent an alert on the following post:

I think it's because of the way they act


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.


If this posters use of "DU Atheists" is not the textbook definition of both bigotry and a personal attack against an entire SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED group of people, what is?


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Fri Jan 10, 2014, 12:54 PM, and voted 0-6 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Based on this jury result, is it ok to now refer to "DU Believers" in such a manner?

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