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New World Order

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published July 28, 2016

New World Order

(1) German soldiers participating in a four-week NATO exercise in Norway earlier this year apparently had to abort their efforts days earlier than other countries -- because Germany's defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, had imposed strict rules on overtime pay. Soldiers are to work no more than 41 hours a week, she said, according to revelations by London's Daily Telegraph.

(2) Britain's venerable Oxford University issued a formal suggestion to law lecturers recently that they give "trigger warnings" (and allow classroom absences) if the class subject matter might be unpleasant to some students. Complained one frustrated lecturer, "We can't remove sexual offences from the criminal law syllabus -- obviously." [Daily Telegraph, 4-10-2016] [The Independent (London), 5-10-2016]

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