Sex Therapist – Women Need To Say ‘Yes’ To Sex

It’s not quite as startling as it looks. Bettina Arndt simply says what the Church has always said. That successful marriages are based on mutual respect, and consideration of each other’s needs. When it comes to sex, this means that each partner must be conscious of and caring about the needs and desires of the other. …

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Mars Attacks, Stalin Reacts

In1996 Tim Burton directed a film called Mars Attacks, starring Jack Nicholson. It was fun. This trailer on YouTube is an ad for a strategy game based on that film.  The game is called Stalin vs Martians. It looks like a pretty ordinary strategy game. But the dancing Stalin is unmissable.

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Contradictory Policy Statements From The US

Two oddly contradictory statements today. President Barack Obama says he wants to bring science to the forefront of US thinking, to make the US once again world leaders in scientific research and development. OK. Excellent. But how does that square with Hilary Clinton’s announcment that the US is ready to lead the fight against climate change? There …

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Multi-culturalism, Anyone?

A ten year old girl was beheaded by her grandafther in India over the weekend. The man planned to mix her blood with seeds to encourage a good crop. India has a centuries-old tradition of human sacrifices to appease deities, gain prosperity or ward off evil.  Oh. Well. That’s all right then. It would be wrong …

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Prince Charles’ Massive Carbon Earprint

Charles and Camilla and ten staff headed off to Europe last weekend in a private jet to tell everyone else how they need to pull their belts in and stop emitting so much gas. According to experts from the Carbon Managers company, which carries out environmental audits, the aircraft’s four European flights over 2,200 miles will leave a …

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Flu Pandemic Republicans’ Fault

There isn’t a swine flu pandemic, but if there were, it would have dire economic consequences, and it would all be the fault of those blasted right-wingers. Or so says Nation nitwit Nicholls, in a blog post titled GOP KNow-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness. A real pandemic would indeed have dire economic consequences. The current epidemic is …

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Federal MPs $90 Per Week Pay Rise

Except that it isn’t. Nick Xenophon has called the increased allowance a back door pay rise, but he knows very well it is not. That is just popularist grandstanding. It is an increase of 17% in their electorate allowance. MPs cannot use that money as disposable income. It must be used to meet the cost of providing …

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