Rape – Why do men sexually assault women?

This  The actions behind the Dutch backpacker’s brave escape are sadly familiar  is an unfortunate article for at least two reasons: firstly that the reality of rape and attempted rape gave cause for it to be written at all, and secondly because its extensive generalisation tends to reinforce the notion of females as victims and males as grossly deviant and prone to sexual assault of women, often accompanied by aggression…

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The World’s top criminals, psychopaths and megalomaniacs of 2016

I can’t say it any better than has Sarah Gill.  This piece should ignite the ire of every caring, compassionate, clear-thinking, knowledgeable and intelligent This piece should ignite the ire of every caring, compassionate, clear-thinking, knowledgeable and intelligent person on this planet. Over the last day or two, I’ve been reading woeful commentary and postings which express deep concern for Queen Elizabeth II having a cold. The concern is that,…

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Socially Manufactured Hate

Small minded, insular and ignorant people will probably always exist. Certainly, their numbers will not decrease unless and until we are led by honest, caring and selfless leaders who model integrity and explain the opportunity offered by differences in cultural traits and mores. We also need to recognise that schooling is *not* education and that the “3 r’s”, whilst providing a functional basis for life, do little to instil a…

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They shoot horses don’t they?

I am totally depressed at the depth of world poverty and, even worse, the lack of compassion and caring shown by so many who have so much. I detest our materialistic, consumer orientated, profit before people society. I am disgusted by the unethical and immoral behaviour of so many of our politicians, including those at senior levels. I am horrified by the hatred and aggression levelled at those in society…

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We have an Orwellian ‘shadow government’ and your liberty is at risk | Richard Ackland | Opinion | The Guardian

Some outrageous police-friendly legislation has just wormed its way through New South Wales parliament, and the prospect of some heavy-handed policing is real Source: We have an Orwellian ‘shadow government’ and your liberty is at risk | Richard Ackland | Opinion | The Guardian

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Leonard Bernstein on the Only True Antidote to Violence and His Moving Tribute to JFK

Human beings have been making war on one another and persecuting one another throughout recorded history. During that time, human beings have also made enormous strides in understanding their world and the how, why and what of the environment in which they live and the the universe in which our planet revolves. One wonders at this contradiction. Why have we accomplished the incredible achievements in science that we have and…

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Bigotry In The Name Of God: The Case Against Religious Exemptions – New Matilda

Religion and its representatives and adherents remains predominantly regarded as respectable individuals of good character, compassionate in attitude, peaceful in mood and caring and non-judgmental about others who are less fortunate in their lives. We all know that this picture is extremely flawed. It may certainly apply to some of the religious and adherents of many religions do indeed thrive on doing good works and helping those that are disadvantaged….

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Why America needs Bernie Sanders to be its anti-poverty spokesman

No reasonable person could be anything other than mystified at the unfolding of the US Presidential electoral process and what it has produced this year. On the right-wing, we have a rich, bigoted, buffoon of mediocre intellect and dangerously discriminatory and pseudo nationalistic sentiments. This is a man who, under no circumstances, should ever be allowed to head a nation, let alone one of the most powerful in the World….

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7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

No one with a developed and exercised intellect will support the death penalty. The death penalty is simply legalised murder. The death penalty is vengeance – not sanction. For the religious, it is just more hypocrisy for: “Vengeance is mine”, said the Lord and “Judge not others lest you be judged” For the non religious, it is no less a hypocrisy for: Many, many, completely innocent people have been convicted…

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