German Authorities Investigate Sexual Attacks On Women At Music Festival

Comedian Lewis Black would say, when hearing of problems such as this, (paraphrase) It seems as though the world has taken a turn. Unfortunately, this is not a turn, just what is another in the ancient and cultural long attack and terrorization of women. To wit: Pakistani woman burnt to death, Brazilian gang rape, and an especially disturbing item, Gangbang T-shirt.
There’s far more to say, but not enough room.
“German Authorities Investigate Sexual Attacks On Women At Music Festival” – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/german-music-festival-sexual-harassment_us_574eb7e5e4b0757eaeb11008

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No woman could do anything like this

I have heard about Madame as a singular woman of science. Fortunate enough to be friends with Voltaire, and alive pre-Enlightenment, she thrived in the circles and salons of the day in France. Madame du Chtelet most likely would have been a prodigy if she had been born a man. She had to settle for second best, which for time of world, wasn’t too unfortunate. The idea of ANYONE translating the Principia boggles the mind. To do so while performing her duties as a married woman and mother, could make us turn off our computers, never read another book, and contemplate the facts of her life. Astounding!

The bold, brilliant woman who championed Newton’s physics
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Is she serene because she's on Science?

Trump should be no Surprise

Trump

It’s taken me awhile to understand how people could go for Trump.

In retrospect, it seems so obvious as to the reason why. Americans are spoiled. Living in the most prosperous country ever, we have at our beck and call a mind numbing choice of just about anything we desire.

Just the other day I went to the drugstore to get a feminine hygiene product for my wife who is recovering from pneumonia. This product is not something to enhance beauty where I can almost see why there are a multitude of choices. This was nothing anyone would ever see. It was simple, or so I thought, feminine pads. It took me 10 minutes to find the ones she uses. To make clear, I am not a stupid male about shopping, or about items women use.

The point of the above is only one of thousands of choices Americans have about everything consumer oriented.

There is a dark side to our consumerism which we have more information than ever about. The environmental costs of all these choices in our consumer oriented culture is staggering. I won’t go into those here. The point is even though we know in large part many of these costs we continue to ignore them to a great extent. The rationalizations are endless and we’ve heard them.

And so it is with Trump. Even though we see on a daily, if not hourly, basis the most obvious, heinous lies and statements, a considerable portion of the electorate still wants to, “Make America Great” again.

When asked about these statements, supporters inevitably say, “He’s just speaking about things we feel”. So we have a presidential candidate who taps into the darkest leanings of America and has legitimized them in a way reminiscent of George Wallace and his ilk. Forward to the past.

So his amazingly solid and stable support really isn’t surprising when viewed in the light of consumerism. Americans have always been able to fool themselves. The difference this time, is how obvious it is. Trump is only using our gullibility, to fool ourselves in the public arena.

Planned Parenthood decision

Texas has thrown out the suit against Planned Parenthood for what had appeared as “truth” in a heavily, and miseading video put out by an anti-abortion group. In add ition, 2 anti-abortion activists have been indicted.

Leaving aside personal beliefs about abortion, should we not at least be abe to trust the information we are using to make an informed decision is accurate and truthful, unencumbered by activist groups lies and BS.

If you have to lie, cheat, steal to try and make your point, perhaps it’s time to take a look at your point(s). Maybe it has no backbone?!

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