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Taxing Visual Sexual Harassment:

..Instead of Spending Money Fighting Vice, Government Can Collect Some (c) 2016, Davd It’s the last week before tax returns are due in Canada. The Federal and Alberta governments recently introduced deficit budgets. A good time, methinks, to identify an … Continue reading

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Alcohol, Cannabis, and Tobacco

…Six Decades of Changing Acceptance and State Control (c) 2016, Davd This blog is a “backgrounder” for the news of this decade and the young 21st century—news about changes in the relative acceptance and condemnation of recreational drugs. The drugs … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Old Men

No Cosmetics Required. (c) 2015, Davd This is written in appreciation and in honour of old men who “mentored” me, as well as in affirmation of what i can now contribute as they did then, and of the value of … Continue reading

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They Really Don’t Know?

…Or Are They Going to Give Some Back? Women’s Day Paraders Call for Equality: (c) 2015, Davd Sunday was International Women’s Day again, and CBC Radio News reported that women in the big parade in New York City are demanding … Continue reading

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The Shameless Prudes:

… a wry but true name for a social action network whose time is long overdue: (c) 2014, Davd When a teen-aged girl comes to church wearing a mini-skirt, and panty-hose of a colour i remember as approximately what highway … Continue reading

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Moncton, Mayerthorpe, madness, and misandry:

How Not to Advance Your Cause—and a Better Alternative: (c) 2014, Davd The 70th Anniversary of D-Day was pushed out of first place in the Atlantic CBC news by a multiple murder—all of whose victims were police. For a whole … Continue reading

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Vignettes of Female Volatility and Violence:

.. We men have a fair claim to be the Gentler Sex: (c) 2014, Davd When people talk about fury and violence, an expression often used is “stirring up a hornets’ nest.” How many of the people who say that, … Continue reading

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Enter Androcentrism…

It’s been a long time—too long a time. (c) 2013, Davd The notion that a man, a real, anatomically complete man with healthy normal human male physiology, should declare himself Feminist, is not merely absurd. It is a form of … Continue reading

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The “Women’s Privilege Pledge?”:

Just What Part of Equal Protection Don’t You Understand? (c) 2013, Davd “Once upon a time, not so very long ago,” in many kingdoms by the sea, the landlocked Swiss Confederation1 (and after 1790, the Republics of France and the … Continue reading

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Debunking Mother Nature

(c) 2013, Davd “Mother Nature” has been personified as such, for much longer than i have been alive. Some would probably contend that the Goddess[es] whose religions are older than even Judaism (making them about twice as old as Christianity—or … Continue reading

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