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Islam and Women's Lib

Posted on February 26th, 2014

With so many areas of society leaning towards free speech, there is one that remains notably limited: talking about Islam in public without offending. Recent events at Charlie Hebdo might lead one to conclude: with difficulty. The Taliban, not noted for their tolerance and open-mindedness may be relaxing their ban on girl's schooling, bu...

Political correctness or childish politeness?

Posted on February 26th, 2014

Why do we oblige children to say please and thank you? Is it not that we are asking them to be submissive and we call it being polite. Is this what we want our kids to be? And aren't we just preparing them for a life of submission to bosses, the law, tax authorities and society in general? There is an element of conditioning here, and a lo...

Eco-Villages

Posted on February 26th, 2014

What a great invention! The Ecovillage, while still highly marginal cannot be said to be gaining support even in the current environment. And yet, what a logical way to go. Local employment, local produce, local waste disposal, water treatment and water collecting. But how feasible in the current legislature and what support is there for this c...

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