Archive for August, 2012

Fuck Facebok.  This is where I post.


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On the face of it, meandering rumbles.  Nothing remotely concrete.  Vague assertions of some kind of morality that had escaped him.  Another coffee perhaps?  Naaahh.  More lucid white light kind of understanding I shan’t be able to process at this time.  ……….stay tunede

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Canada wins bronze, karma!

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men offered blurry glasses to keep women out of sight

JERUSALEM It’s the latest prescription for extreme ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who shun contact with the opposite sex: Glasses that blur their vision, so they don’t have to see women they consider to be immodestly dressed.

In an effort to maintain their strictly devout lifestyle, the ultra-Orthodox have separated the sexes on buses, sidewalks and other public spaces in their neighbourhoods. Their interpretation of Jewish law forbids contact between men and women who are not married.

Walls in their neighbourhoods feature signs exhorting women to wear closed-necked, long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. Extremists have accosted women they consider to have flouted the code.

Now they’re trying to keep them out of clear sight altogether.

The ultra-Orthodox community’s unofficial “modesty patrols” are selling glasses with special blur-inducing stickers on their lenses. The glasses provide clear vision for up to a few meters so as not to impede movement, but anything beyond that gets blurry — including women. It’s not known how many have been sold.

For men forced to venture outside their insular communities, hoods and shields that block peripheral vision are also being offered.

The glasses are going for the “modest” price of $6.

The Associated Press

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Catholic Church to promote its own sex-ed guides

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 – By Tico Times
Bishop José Francisco Ulloa said Education Ministry guides promote concepts the church rejects.

Cartago Bishop José Francisco Ulloa said Wednesday that the Catholic Church will promote its own version of sex-ed guides to be used by youth groups and families.

Ulloa explained that church officials will promote their own books, because they failed to reach an agreement with the Education Ministry (MEP) on new sex-ed guides to be used in public schools this year. “They [MEP] believe in concepts like free sexuality, and we don’t,” he added.

Marielos Hernández, head of the Child Welfare Office, on Monday asked the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court to reject more than 4,000 complaints filed against MEP’s sex-ed guides, arguing that the guides “only intend to provide teens with tools for a healthy lifestyle.”

The Catholic sex-ed books were published in 2009 and prohibit the use of contraceptives such as condoms and pills. They also promote chastity and virginity.

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