How the British changed their minds about sex

Is the way we have sex changing? by Alex Preston A survey by the Observer finds that we are having less sex than our parents. But instead of the death of sex, we may be witnessing its radical transformation, largely because of the internet •Observer sex survey 2014 results in full: Britain loses its sexual swagger •Tim Adams on why Britain is having less sex •‘Any boy who tells you that he hasn’t seen porn is lying’ If, as Philip Larkin claimed, sex began in 1963, it appears to be fizzling to an end in the early decades of the … Continue reading How the British changed their minds about sex

Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

by  Coleen Rowley Former FBI Special Agent The answer lies in human psychology. And probably like the old observation about history, people who refuse to understand human psychology are doomed to be victims of psychological manipulation. How is it that even members of peace groups have now come to support US bombing? One lady framed the issue like this: “I request that we discuss and examine why the videotaped beheading of a human being is understood to be more egregious than the explosion (almost totally invisible to the public) of a human being by a missile or bomb fired from … Continue reading Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

These Gruesome Depictions Of Stretched Skin Will Change How You Understand Your Body (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | By Priscilla Frank Although you’ve been intimate with it since, erm, forever, how well do you really know your skin? Can you recognize its wrinkles and creases? Could you place its moles, scars and stretches? In his “Torso Series,” South Korea-born, Pennsylvania-based artist June Yong Lee explores how well we really know the skin we’re in, transforming familiar bodily forms into alien slabs of flattened flesh. Lee begins by photographing a stranger’s torso from all angles; he finds most of his subjects on Craigslist. He then uses Photoshop to stitch and meld digital images, working from … Continue reading These Gruesome Depictions Of Stretched Skin Will Change How You Understand Your Body (NSFW)

From s’mores in the US to champagne truffles in Switzerland: Infographic reveals the world’s top destinations for chocoholics

. Love Home Swap compiled graph with 43 must-visits for chocolate lovers . Infographic reveals four destinations in the UK – including Cadbury World . Six places for chocoholics are found in the US and two in Australia By Carol Driver for MailOnline Whether it’s munching champagne truffles in Switzerland, or indulging in Mary Pralines in Belgium, chocolate lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to travel. But for real aficionados, finding the off-the-beaten-track cafes, or the places where the locals shop isn’t always easy. With that in mind, Love Home Swap has compiled this Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide … Continue reading From s’mores in the US to champagne truffles in Switzerland: Infographic reveals the world’s top destinations for chocoholics

Why I Kicked My Keurig To The Curb

by Erin Chamerlik What busy person doesn’t love the idea of having a personal cup of coffee instantly with the push of a button. Many people are delighted when the Keurig machines show up in the workplace or doctor’s waiting room. I loved the idea. I bought one from Costco along with the handy unit to store those awkward K Cups. I, of course, insisted on the Newman’s Organic K Cups for my coffee choice. We stocked our hot beverage center with a variety of flavored K Cups. Then that little voice in my head started asking questions I pushed … Continue reading Why I Kicked My Keurig To The Curb

Vatican Archbishop Found With More Than 100,000 Child Porn Videos

by Umberto Bacchi A former Vatican archbishop accused of paedophilia stored tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic, it has emerged. Details of Jozef Wesolowski’s massive child porn stash have been revealed after the 66-year-old was arrested at the Vatican earlier this week. He is the highest-ranking Vatican official ever to be investigated for sex abuse, and the first top papal representative to receive a defrocking sentence. He has been charged with sexually abusing minors and child porn possession and might face … Continue reading Vatican Archbishop Found With More Than 100,000 Child Porn Videos

Right and Wrong vs. Supporting the Cause

by Angie Riedel (1956-2013) | Think Or Be Eaten There’s a lot of head butting out there these days, something I don’t have much taste or tolerance for. I don’t see brute force as a proper determinant of winners and losers. Brute force is, in truth, an ultimate position of weakness. Brute force is desperate and afraid of truth. It hates and dismisses truth. It punishes truth. Brute force specifically aims to destroy the existence of truth. No legitimate thing is harmed by the truth about it. It is only the illegitimate that cannot withstand its own truth being revealed. … Continue reading Right and Wrong vs. Supporting the Cause

NY Times: Europe’s “Anti-Semitism” Comes Out of the Shadows

By Mike King | tomatobubble.com NY Times Whines about European “Anti-Semitism” In the wake of the conflict in Gaza, three communities became flash points of violence and began contending with hatred they thought was buried in the past. Read the NY Times hit piece on Europe here Below is a rebuttal from Mike King’s The Anti-New York Times at tomatobubble.com: Strike up the violins and break out the barf bags. The poor little defenseless Jews who, by the way, own the bloody West – lock, stock, and barrel – are concerned about a recent rise in European ’anti-Semitism’ -TM. As … Continue reading NY Times: Europe’s “Anti-Semitism” Comes Out of the Shadows

German Committee Says Incest Is a “Fundamental Right”

By Jenny Kutner A government-backed ethics council recommends doing away with laws banning sexual relationships between siblings. A government-backed committee in Germany has recommended that the government abolish laws criminalizing incest between siblings, arguing that such bans impinge upon citizens’ rights to sexual self-determination. According to findings from the German Ethics Council, that right is a “fundamental” one, and carries more weight than society’s “abstract protection of the family.” “Incest between siblings appears to be very rare in Western societies according to the available data but those affected describe how difficult their situation is in light of the threat of … Continue reading German Committee Says Incest Is a “Fundamental Right”

Food Security and the GMO Labeling Conundrum. Big Agriculture Attempts to Mislead Consumers

By Ulson Gunnar It would seem that large agricultural corporations touting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) they claim possess enhanced benefits for farmers and consumers would be proud to differentiate their products on the shelves from organic and traditionally produced food. However that is not the case. Not only is big-ag attempting to hide the true nature of their products, but the many big-business food processors that incorporate GMO ingredients into their final products are likewise attempting to mislead consumers. The obvious fear is that consumers will avoid GMO products in favor of those not labeled as modified. While other arguments … Continue reading Food Security and the GMO Labeling Conundrum. Big Agriculture Attempts to Mislead Consumers