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Swedish voters elect uneducated politicians too.

We complain about our politicians who ignore science and legislate based upon nonsensical ideas. The Americans, British, and Australians have their share as well. Here’s an example from Sweden, where one Swedish MP launched an official government investigation into the … Continue reading

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Colorado takes a step forward in reproductive rights

The past 50 years or more have seen a constant struggle for reproductive rights for women. It has been a battle that has been constant with some progress made and attempts to remove those rights sometimes winning. Recently, it seems … Continue reading

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All Trials Legislation Passes in EU

There have been many serious criticisms levelled against pharmaceutical companies for hiding negative results and promoting dubious claims of efficacy and safety of the drugs they manufacture. They have been able to get away with this at least partly because … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience Exempted from GST

At a time when the Canadian government is muzzling scientists, closing libraries, and cutting the archives, all in the name of balancing the budget, they are giving breaks to pseudoscience.

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The Bishop of Portsmouth Doesn’t like Secularism

In a non-surprising statement from the Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, he claims that secularism is not a good basis for a society. “Secularism is too fragile a basis for a free society…the Gospel alone can offer an authentic humanism … Continue reading

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The Teaming Streets of Damascus

Like most of us outside of the Middle East, I’ve had the luxury of not being directly impacted by the events in Syria. I realize I am lucky to live in a part of the world that has not seen … Continue reading

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Startled by Porn

The Five Eyes is the name by which the security agencies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States are collectively known. The vegetable soup of organizations (ASD, ASIS, DIO, CDIS, CSEC, CSIS, DDIS, GCSB, NZSIS, DI, … Continue reading

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When the Enforcers and the Press are the Same

Many times the press seems to just reprint statements from the government or from those who wish to be in the government. It makes it difficult for the rest of us to understand what is really going on. The Lie … Continue reading

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Catholics for Choice

Catholicism is a Christian sect in which the leader makes pronouncements that the majority of followers totally ignore. Catholics have premarital sex, use contraception, divorce and remarry, have gay sex and relationships,  and abortions at about the same ration as … Continue reading

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Sex and Rock and Roll

When is it OK for someone to sell their music with sex? The entertainment writers and broadcasters would have you believe that the younger women in the music scene are doing something new and different in how they are packaging … Continue reading

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