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Osama Bin Laden Movie On Its Way

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kathryn bigelow has bin laden movie on its way

No surprises here!

Following last night's announcement about Osama Bin Laden's death, we're not shocked to learn that an Osama movie appears to be on its way.

The film is about "the hunt for Osama Bin Laden," and it's being tentatively titled Kill Bin Laden.

The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow has been in active development on the project, and given last night's news, it's likely to get fast-tracked.

The film is reportedly based on a mission to hunt down and kill Bin Laden when he was reportedly hiding in the mountainous border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Certainly a timely project, Kathryn. Good luck…and treat it with care!

How do U feel about an Osama Bin Laden film?

[Image via WENN.]

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Dear Pakistan…THIS ROCKS!

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Groundbreaking! This is so HUGE!

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled today that the country's transsexual citizens will be allowed to have their own gender category on official documents, including their national identity cards!

Such an amazing step forward! We couldn't be more proud of the government for for taking such a positive, accepting, and proactive step toward equal rights!

Thank you, guys! Hopefully other countries - including the United States - will follow suit!

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Sesame Street Comes To Pakistan

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Sesame Street continues to be a universal learning tool for children as it will now be broadcast in Pakistan to help boost education.

The U.S. is donating $20 million to fund a local version of the show, which will have the traditional New York City setting swapped for a Pakistani village.

Don't expect to see Big Bird or Cookie Monster though, as the show will feature new characters including Rani, a six-year-old female puppet with pigtails and a blue-and-white school uniform and will speak in Urdu.

Writer for the Pakistani version, Imraan Peerzada says:

"She will represent what little girls have to go through in this gender-biased society.

We are not avoiding religion‚ but we don't want to label children…the basic learning tools of literacy‚ numeracy‚ hygiene‚ and healthy eating have to be in place first."

Good work, Sesame Street. What a fantastic idea.

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Millions Of Spiders Cover Pakistan Trees In Webs

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Pakistan Tree Spiders


We know every creature serves a purpose on this fantastic planet, but this imagery still gives us the shivers!

Due to excessive flooding in Pakistan in 2010 that submerged a fifth of the country, MILLIONS of spiders took to the trees to escape the rising flood waters.

Pictured above are the trees that they effectively cocooned in spider webs, while seeking shelter from the water.

Unfortunately, spiders weren't the only creature affected by the flooding and 20 million human lives were also disrupted as a result.

However, remember that thing about every creature serving a purpose?

In the areas where spiders took over the trees, there are significantly less malaria-spreading mosquitos that are expected to accompany stagnant water.

Hooray for spiders! Creepy, disgusting spiders. Seriously though…good job spiders.

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Pakistan Bans Movie About Islamabad Youth!

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Can't say we're surprised by this!

The new Hammad Khan-directed film, Slackistan - which focuses on a group of bored, rich teens living in Islamabad, Pakistan - has been banned by the country's Central Board of Film Censors.

According to reports, they've informed the film's distrubutor, Mara Pictures, that significant cuts would have to be made to the flick - including removing all dialogue that references the Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, Islamic beards and attire, swears, and the word 'lesbian' - if they want the ban removed, and even then, it would STILL be slapped with an 18+ rating.

Khan revealed:

"The censor board's verdict is oppressive, arbitrary and steeped in denial about life outside their government offices. Maybe the establishment's view is that young Pakistanis saying words like Taliban and lesbian represent a more potent threat than the bullets and bombs that are, day by day, finding increasing legitimacy in the country."

Ouch! But he's right!

Not sure that there's anything anyone can do about it, though!

Such a shame that these censorship issues are still so prevalent in countries all over the world.

The US may still have a long way to go, but at least there's always hope that we have the capacity to change and learn and adapt! Lots for which to be thankful!


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