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Jul 24, 2012 - A nanny was boundgagged, and blind-folded when two suspects broke into the home where she was watching two twin toddlers. The thieves ...

Shut up or I'll kill you

Freedom of speech is in retreat
ECONOMIST.COM


This week, some of the most prominent feminist accounts on Weibo -- China's answer to Twitter -- were temporarily gagged.

Scientific American
“The announcement that our administrator sent to staff last night was less a rescinding of anything than it was a clarification,” Christopher Bentley, director of communications for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, told Scientific American.



But some scientists still say an unprecedented clampdown may be underway
SCIENTIFICAMERICAN.COM|由 DINA FINE MARON 上傳



98% of Oklahomans support higher teacher pay—but disagree on how to fund it

Oklahoma has a political culture of distrust
ECON.ST

實際的標題比他回憶中的還要刻薄,叫搞笑男帶着幾個廁所笑話歸來’[Gag Man Returns With A Few Bathroom Jokes

 

 

'That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion'

By RACHEL HERZ
Reviewed by ROBIN MARANTZ HENIG

A Brown University psychologist looks into the revolting science of everything that makes us gag.


Silvio Berlusconi is said to be under investigation for attempting to gag
critical media

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is reportedly under investigation
for trying to axe a critical TV show. Prosecutors have allegedly tapped him
pressuring the country's media watchdog to block the show.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew46qvI44va89pI8


This, of course, is the declaration of a woman who will never escape the whip hand of her intellect, who will do graduate work and teach for a while. It may have been partly in flight from her sexuality that a year later, after she had transferred to the University of Chicago, the 17-year-old Sontag became engaged to sociologist Philip Rieff, 37, whom she had met only 10 days before.

WordNet: whip hand
Meaning #1: position of advantage and control
Synonym: upper hand


gag
v., gagged, gag·ging, gags. v.tr.
  1. To prevent from speaking or crying out by using a gag.
  2. To stop or restrain from exercising free speech: censorship laws aimed at gagging the press.
  3. To cause to choke, retch, or undergo a regurgitative spasm.
  4. To keep (the mouth) open by using a gag.
  5. To block off or obstruct (a pipe or valve, for example).
━━ n., v. (-gg-) さるぐつわ(をはめる); 言論の抑圧(をする); 【英議会】討論打切り; 【外科】開口器; ギャグ(を言う), だじゃれ(を言う), こっけいな所作; 吐き出す; げえっとなる.
gag law [rule] 〔米〕 発言封じ込め ((議会などでの討議抑止規則)).
gag order 〔米〕 報道禁止令; 緘(かん)口令.

Definition of gag

noun

  • 1a piece of cloth put in or over a person’s mouth to prevent them from speaking: they tied him up and put a gag in his mouth
  • a restriction on dissemination of information:every contract contains a self-signed gag
  • 2a device for keeping the patient’s mouth open during a dental or surgical operation.

verb (gags, gagging, gagged)

  • 1 [with object] put a gag on (someone): she was bound and gagged by robbers
  • prevent (someone) from speaking freely or disseminating information:the government is trying to gag its critics
  • 2 [no object] choke or retch:he gagged on the wine (as adjective gagging)Angela made a gagging noise
3 (be gagging for) informal, chiefly British be very eager to have or do (something):I’m absolutely gagging for a pint we’ll be sitting in front of the TV at five to seven next Saturday evening, gagging for the next instalment

Definition of gag
noun

  • a joke or an amusing story, especially one forming part of a comedian’s act or in a film: films that goad audiences into laughing at the most tasteless of gags

verb

[no object]
tell jokes: they gagged about their sexual problems

bound and gagged
  with hands and feet tied and something (such as a piece of cloth) put into or over the mouth The hostages were found bound and gagged.


gagman


Pronunciation: /ˈgagˌman/

Entry from US Dictionary
(also gag man)
noun
a writer or performer of gags.

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