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Sign on the Dotted Line, Please

11/11/2014 13:21:35 PM

The dotted (or perhaps not) line has become the place where we are constantly asked to affix our signature attesting to the fact that we are agreeing with all that appears above it. Do we carefully review all that text and do we know that we can make changes to it before signing? How many times have..

BrĂ¼ssel in Zugzwang

11/09/2014 03:00:18 AM

Viele europäische Gesetzentwürfe bleiben den Otto Normalbürger meist verborgen, da das Europa Parlament nicht unbedingt für dessen transparente Politik berühmt ist. Dies konnten wir in den letzten Jahren besonders beim SWIFT Abkommen oder dem Transatlantis Freihandelsab..

Das Primat der Ukraine Politik

11/09/2014 02:56:51 AM

Seit dem Jahre 2004 sind vorallem Ost-Europäische Staaten der EU beigetreten, in denen meist ethnische Gruppierungen die treibene Kraft waren. Um Menschenrechte ging es diesen Gruppierungen dabei sicherlich nicht, denn in , Lettland, Litauen, Estland, Slowenien , Kroatien , Tschechien und ..

Stifling the Genius Within

11/06/2014 22:02:05 PM

Genius has always fascinated us and there is a surfeit of myths associated with it. In my childhood, there was a disheveled African-American man who wandered our neighborhood talking to himself. He never bothered anyone, never asked for anything, just walked in a seemingly aimless manner. The popula..

She deserved to be raped?

11/02/2014 22:31:31 PM

A few days ago I was at a store not too far from where I live, and I overheard two guys, and a woman talking about another woman that accused a guy of raping her. I can tell that they didn’t believe her, it also seemed as if they personally knew this woman. The woman said that the girl was a ..

"They stole my heart"

09/29/2014 16:59:08 PM

Nursing homes, no matter what the cost or the promises of services provided, are not places most would choose for their final days and yet that's where many will end up.  Either there or in some variation of a step-down facility that provides three levels of care as the need arises. Some older ..

Domestic Abuse Is an "Equal Opportunity" Offense

09/23/2014 14:00:29 PM

An uncomfortable bright light has been shining on domestic violence and sports figures during the past several weeks, but that is only the tip of this abuse iceberg. The abuse receiving media attention has centered on heterosexual couples and failed to note the abuse prevalence in same-sex relations..

One Day to Remember

09/11/2014 20:09:34 PM

There is one question that will always elicit an historic response when asked and it is, "Where were you when..." The "when", of course, can stand for many of us to be September 11, 2001 or November 22, 1963 and the memory, forever frozen in our memories as though it were yesterday, is easily retrie..

Questioning Seclusion, Isolation and Solitary Confinement

08/08/2014 10:06:47 AM

Transgender individuals who are sent to prisons are punished in ways too ugly for us to imagine. Simple criminal offenses do not give the right to any facility to sexually abuse, isolate or terrorize someone in any way. Our criminal justice system is supposed to mean responsible rehabilitation, but ..

Making a Mockery of the Elderly

07/06/2014 17:56:33 PM

All of us enjoy having flowers or bows stuck or glued to our heads, don't we? If we don't, why would we make such a disrespectful display of an elderly woman celebrating her 116th birthday? She loves it, doesn't she? Sure she does. She probably didn't have anything to say about this disgusting disp..

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