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Your way through this blog. It's really very simple. Check the offside menu (if right handed) or leg side menu (if left handed). All posts are categorized as either: Opinions:…

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Sex and Marriage

"MARRIAGE AND PISTOL LICENSE" office...
“MARRIAGE AND PISTOL LICENSE” office sign, Dekalb County, Georgia (United States) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So recently, some female author, trying to flog her book, sponsored a debate on premarital sex. Briefly, she asked, Yes or No.
Of course the usual pseudo social activists were quick to jump in with both feet condemning with many references to cultural heritage, some faux religious mumbo jumbo and a overall sense of outrage at the topic itself.
Some compared “Indian” culture to “Western” culture, holding that the Indian cultural heritage does not countenance such goings on and what may be acceptable in the decadent “West” would not and should not make it’s ugly way into India. (The female author is Indian and the book is aimed squarely at Indians..).
To these people I asked: (more…)

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Women’s Equality Day

English: The first manned hot-air balloon, des...
English: The first manned hot-air balloon, designed by the Montgolfier brothers, takes off from the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, on November 21, 1783. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As is customary on such formal occasions the responsibility for writing a commemorative post devolves upon The Slo-Man.

August is a grand old month. Not only does the first whisper of cooler climes caress your cheek as you walk to work, butĀ  August brings the first jackets, the last languorous look at lighted evenings before the days shorten faster and faster. The light changes and the first leaf falls from the tree. August is venerable, the wise old month, letting you know that it is quite alright to have some fun, but serious work lies ahead, so charge your batteries, stock up on the canned food, bring in the frozen meats and prepare, prepare for the hard days that lie just ahead. August is wise, August is getting up there in age, August is.
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Is that a sport?

Well, hereĀ  we are again! Figure skating controversy at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Surprise! Shock! Horror! I must confess this post was started during the London Olympics and consisted of…

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