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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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Can We Just Let Them Grow Up?

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

Fashion is one thing, but do we need to force our fashion habits and desires on to younger women and children who are clearly too young to have formed their own fashion tastes yet? There is something almost perverse about seeing children as young as six dressed up as adults, parading themselves in clothing which […]

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Overplaying The Haters

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 5, 2014 in Internet, News & Opinion |

Love them or hate them, the so-called Haters are here to stay no matter what we may think of them, no matter what we may do to prevent their trolling, their abundance. Practically any web site you care to mention has its own fair share of them, filling up the unmoderated comments wherever they can, […]

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Israel: Separating State And Religion

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

There is a great deal of discussion in Germany at the moment, over how to handle to present crisis in Israel and the Gaza Strip. On the one hand the level of retribution being handed out by Israeli forces at the behest of the government for the murder of three young men, coupled with the […]

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Where Germany Stands Now

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

With the initial euphoria over the world cup out-of-the-way, and the German team preparing to return to a celebration in the center of Berlin, some people appear to be putting a completely different light on the win against Argentina – and other teams in the lead up to the final yesterday – and its meaning. […]

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The Big High School Cover-Up

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 6, 2014 in News & Opinion |

In some schools in the United States and Canada, the following image is not allowed. It is deemed inappropriate and likely to entice young men to impure thoughts and, as a result, it may be censored or digitally altered to fit in with the school rules and dress codes. The problem with the photograph? You […]

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Fear: When Nothing Else Works

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 1, 2014 in News & Opinion |

When nothing else works, especially in politics, there is always fear. Almost anyone can be brought to do almost anything if fear is instilled in just the right manner, and there is no better form of fear in the United States than that something – no matter what – might happen. That is what we […]

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