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Freedom Of Expression And Speech Over Religion

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 20, 2015 in News & Opinion |

Do people really appreciate, let alone understand, what it is that they are marching in favor of? Do those same people understand the massive difference between what is being claimed as a Right, as a Freedom, and the Rights and Freedoms of those people on the other side of the street? The killing of so […]

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Je Suis Charlie: The Final Censor

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 8, 2015 in News & Opinion |

It is one thing to remove a few cleavages because a censor does not feel them to be appropriate for a modern-day audience, it is quite another thing to use a weapon to perform an act of censorship. As I wrote about the Chinese censorship the other day, about the banning of a film by […]

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Something For The Censors

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 6, 2015 in News & Opinion |

I guess it all depends on how you wish to look at things. For the one something is aesthetically beautiful, for the other it is a sexual degradation. Some consider the written word to be solid and nothing but the truth as passed down from on high, while others consider it to be filled with […]

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No Service, No Sale

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 2, 2015 in News & Opinion |

I wouldn’t have believed it if I’d only heard about the course of events, but I was actually there and got to see the whole thing. Chances are no one else noticed me, otherwise perhaps things would have been different, but I was there, in the background, with my mouth hanging open in sheer amazement. […]

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Stop And Frisk: An Assumption Of Guilt

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

I was asked a strange question today, one which was designed to reflect on me as an American and on American society as a whole. The fact that it backfired with me makes no difference, I am not the same as others, it saddened me that such a question should be posed at all. If […]

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Response To The Death Of An American Soldier

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on November 9, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Ever really wondered how the death of an American soldier is received by Americans? Ever taken a look at how people react when a soldier is killed on American soil? Believe me, I don’t think that you want to; it is akin to the more rabid gun owners of the fair land, who discount the […]

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Islamic State: The Price Of Females And Cattle

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

In the cult film The Blues Brothers, it came across as a good joke: how much for your wife? In earlier times, in the West at least, ‘selling’ a woman was common practice, something which is still maintained today, in effect, each time a father hands over the dowry to his daughter’s new family. In […]

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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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