Distinguishing A Baby Bust From A Sex Drought
A much-discussed article questions whether Japan’s government policy is turning off its citizens’ sex drive. When the three issues of sex, long-term romantic relationships and procreation are viewed independently, it becomes clear that it is in the choice to marry and, particularly, the choice to have children where government policy exerts true force.Does Democracy And Economic Prosperity Have A Chance In Tunisia?
My American and British friends often ask me, “does democracy really have a shot at success in North Africa?” They are referring of course to the so-called Arab Spring uprisings three years ago, which began in Tunisia on December 17, 2010, when a young fruit vendor, Mohammed Bouazizi set himself afire to protest ridiculous laws that made it impossible for him to earn a living. Incredibly, only 28 days later the government of the dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali collapsed. Ben Ali and his wife fled to Khartoum with a plane-full of gold bars. Of course, I am only an observer of these events from Senegal and France, though I feel, like all Africans, that I have a vested interest in the success of these democratic changes in North Africa, in the hope that they will be the harbingers of positive change throughout the continent.666 And His Invented Religions
Folks everywhere are turning away from traditional religions as the distortions of facts engaged in by them become ever more obvious. There are no real gods in fake statues and idols but people who are brainwashed from birth into thinking otherwise are controlled vehicles used for power by wealthy organisations and politics.Dark Mountains Built From Man’s Imagination
Most people today are confused and bewildered by religions that are turning on each other and killing innocent victims. Terrorism and violence is spawned by the ignorance taught on the dark mountains of religions. Passionate speakers who believe what their ancestors dreamed and who are ready to kill to protect it.Constantine and Jesus Christ
The ridiculous notion that man can kill God is rarely questioned by those who fall for the story. The Spirit, however, is beyond man’s reach except in the imagination that holds it on a cross for power and control.Reincarnation and My Spirituality
Dreams are one thing while reality is totally different. Men dreamed of a place in the sky and marriage to the sun. That was the genesis of all religions and they trapped the spiritual people of God within them.Don’t Cry for the Philippines – Natural Disasters Are Compounded by Man
It is easy to criticise but a report on Monday morning that a helicopter would fly over southern Samar and make damage assessment may at first sight seem reasonable until somebody asks the question why not on Saturday – 2 days ago, Why not on Sunday – 1 day ago. Are the Philippines so short of helicopters that this is the first one available?France In Mali Fighting Islamic Jihadists, Rescuing Hostages, and Securing Resources
Many of the conflicts in the world are about resources, client nations, and first world footprints on the emerging market regions. Let’s face it, the reasons we go to war are often complex and those who fight these wars may not ever realize why they fought or died – or what the real cause actually was. I’d like to discuss on such conflict if I might today.Awaiting China’s ‘Perestroika’
It is tempting to look for parallels in the news that China’s government has announced a pair of policy changes. China’s liberalized rules on family planning and pretrial detention are progress, but not a Gorbachev-style perestroika.Germany Rules: Checking the Gender Label Box No Longer Required
Germany just made ground-breaking progress when it comes to acceptance of babies who are born with a mixture of male and female chromosomes or genitalia. As of today, November 1, 2013, parents of newborns are no longer required to check a box indicating the child’s sex. Germany is the first European country to allow this option to acknowledge indeterminate genders.