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Breaking: I Have No Time For Culture

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 28, 2014 in News & Opinion |

There are some things in this life which simply cause your chin to drop down on your chest and a thin line of spittle to run out the corner of your mouth in disbelief. A culture minister who has no time for books? I will admit that there is a great deal a culture minister […]

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Twitter Links: Hitting Rock Bottom

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 21, 2014 in Internet, News & Opinion |

For some sites, security is of the utmost importance, and that is a good thing. As we read, almost every single week of the year, about another breach, about more phishing, about millions of e-mail addresses, social security numbers, names and address, bank account details being stolen from their supposedly secure repositories on a server […]

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Claiming Freedom Of The Press

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 19, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Freedom of the press is one thing, but the freedom of the reader often gets second place, when it even comes to mind. Freedom of the press and humanity are the foundation of The Epoch Times; our beginnings hailed from a great need to provide uncensored news to a people immersed in propaganda and censorship […]

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Courage: Death On Your Own Terms

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 14, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Brittany Maynard has, for some people decided to take the easy way out: she has planned her own death for November 1, and already has the medication to carry it through. She is suffering from cancer and will die sooner rather most people would wish and, if the diagnosis is correct, her death would not […]

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Lecrae Moore: It’s A Bad Argument

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 13, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Let me get one thing straight before I even begin: I have no problem when someone wishes to follow a religion, regardless of which one it may be, or no religion at all. Each to their own: we’re pretty much all adults and should be able to make our own decisions. I also have no […]

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Protection Against Piracy: Worst Case?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 10, 2014 in News & Opinion |

For those who have campaigned, complained or sworn against the use of digitalized security software on their music, preventing them from either playing it on certain types of systems or copying it for personal use – because no one copies music to sell it on to others online – perhaps your fears are indeed becoming […]

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Incest, The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 4, 2014 in News & Opinion |

There are many cases presented against marriage between two people of the same gender, many based on tradition, most on the Bible, some on personal feelings that it is just wrong. Few, if any, have any real base in law and, as a result, courts throughout the United States have overturned State bans on same-sex […]

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Rape Culture: Protection, Guilt And Controversy

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 2, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Who is to blame when a woman is raped, the attacker or the victim? There seem to be various thoughts on this, varying from loading blame on society through men in general right down to the woman herself. Our society, we are told, breeds such crimes. If women didn’t dress in such a provocative manner […]

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The Land Of Equality: Defining Sub-Cultures

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 24, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Did you know that the phrase Land Of The Free is not just a line in the Star-Spangled Banner? It is the title of the national anthem of Belize, and the text was written by Samuel Haynes who, in the 1920s began organizing the Universal Negro Improvement Association there. As many already know, Belize was […]

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Protecting The Criminal

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 13, 2014 in News & Opinion |

If you think that Google had unusual problems in Germany over filming all the different streets to create Google Street View, whereby they had to create software to remove all recognizable faces, then you don’t know Germany all that well. The pressure to protect the private sphere of an ordinary citizen is massive, and sometimes […]

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