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Sunday Reads: George Galloway on the Trump dossier

Sunday Reads: George Galloway on the Trump dossier

It hasn’t been the Russians interfering in the U.S. election process. It was the British, and a host of Americans. So says U.K. politician, author, journalist and broadcaster George Galloway in his TV show. He makes a pretty convincing argument in a transcript of his show detailing how the British and the usual American suspects […]

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OMG! Vampire bats turning to humans for blood donations

OMG! Vampire bats turning to humans for blood donations

Speaking of click bait . . . As if we don’t have enough things to worry about these days, now we’re getting word that hairy-legged vampire bats have been turning their attention to humans for blood. The story is on the Daily Mail site as well as the Toronto Sun site, and God, er, Dracula […]

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Nudism/Naturism: Nudist dating sites

Nudism/Naturism: Nudist dating sites

I’m seeing a lot of advertisements these days for nudist dating sites, but haven’t joined any because I already have a partner. But if I didn’t, I would check them out. I believe in dating sites. I met my late b/f on one, and I met my current partner on another —¬† neither of which […]

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Nudism/Naturism: Double standards within the social nudism community

Nudism/Naturism: Double standards within the social nudism community

“As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the same constitutional right. Or else, men should have to wear something to hide their chests.” — Claude Vorihlon, a.k.a. Rael That is the philosophy of the GoTopless movement, and it is pretty self-explanatory. The movement holds annual events in cities […]

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Death penalty revisited: What was accomplished by not executing Charles Manson?

Death penalty revisited: What was accomplished by not executing Charles Manson?

So what did the state of California accomplish by commuting the death sentence of serial killer Charles Manson to life imprisonment? We’ve had discussions about the death penalty before, with most readers opposed to it no matter who the victims were and how many lives were affected in the aftermath of the crimes. So, Manson […]

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Of fake news, media manipulation and ‘vanishing ink’

Of fake news, media manipulation and ‘vanishing ink’

Maybe Donald Trump should also consider using vanishing ink. That is a paraphrased tongue-in-cheek comment by writer Darlene Storm in an article on the Computerworld website. She was writing about the president-elect’s claims that he “knows other things” about alleged Russian hacking, and about his suggestion that people should go back to using pen and […]

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The Trump presidency: What to expect?

The Trump presidency: What to expect?

It’s time to dust off your crystal balls and make some fearless predictions and projections. What do you see happening in/to America during the first year of the Donald Trump presidency? Do you expect any big changes domestically and/or internationally? For better? For worse? Or will it be business as usual, as in same old, […]

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Nudism/Naturism: Full-frontal nudity in pictures

Nudism/Naturism: Full-frontal nudity in pictures

“Full frontage nudists are not exhibitionists but are showing their body acceptance without shame.” It was something I had been thinking about recently, after seeing numerous full-frontal photos on social media shared by naturists. Many of them were posing, like any tourist would, in front of various attractions. One, for example, was standing in front […]

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Sunday Reads: Of social media outrage and other unfriendliness

Sunday Reads: Of social media outrage and other unfriendliness

“Outrage is the theme for the day every day for some social media users.” You’re probably nodding your head in agreement with that quote if you use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. In this case, the writer on the Maxim site was talking about the backlash experienced by singer Paul Simon after he […]

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New Year’s wishes

New Year’s wishes

Another year’s over, another about to begin . . . My, how quickly they pass, eh? I’m not making any New Year’s resolutions this year, other than to strive to stay objective and play devil’s advocate at times — when the devil makes a good point or two. I don’t believe anyone is all bad […]

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The DNC hack: Why didn’t U.S. intelligence operatives stop it?

The DNC hack: Why didn’t U.S. intelligence operatives stop it?

“Save the fake outrage: Obama has known about Russian hacking for years” That is the headline over a commentary by Aurel Braun on the Globe and Mail site. In short, according to Braun, the U.S. and other countries have long known that Russia “has employed cyberwarfare and information warfare extensively, not only against the United […]

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Russian president responds with class

Russian president responds with class

One probably couldn’t blame Russia if its government responded in kind to U.S. outgoing-President Barack’s Obama’s expulsion of Russian diplomats this week. But instead of expelling American diplomats from Russia, the government there acted with kindness, and with class. It bodes well for future relations between the two countries, and for the world as a […]

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Nudism/Naturism could help mainstream news outlets survive

Nudism/Naturism could help mainstream news outlets survive

Yesterday’s post here on the business side of social nudism/naturism touched a nerve within our community — and I think we are a community when it comes to the common challenges we face, along with our shared perspectives on the textile world and other things. The post has drawn almost 1,000 views¬†and several excellent reader […]

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Nudism/Naturism: The business side

Nudism/Naturism: The business side

Social nudism/naturism is presenting investment opportunities, according to a lite article on a site called Clapway. Some of the numbers it cites are encouraging, if not overwhelming evidence of the investment potential of social nudism/naturism: “50 million Europeans visit a nudist beach at least once a year.” And “the industry is worth $400 million worldwide.” […]

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