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Culture History Religion World

Santa Claus, Ded Moroz, Christianity and the Solstice

It is 2:48 AM on December 24th – the morning of Christmas Eve.  To mark the cultural and religious highlight of the entire year across the Western world I thought I should post something about the holiday. My focus is the mythical figure known as Santa Claus in the West, Ded Moroz in the East, […]

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Culture World

Playboy in Vietnam!

Today I was invited to the official opening of Playboy in Vietnam! Ok, it isn’t that special because I’d still have to pay.  But this still makes me wonder how I got on the mailing list!  The e-mail they used isn’t one that is really ‘out there’ so I’m thinking they paid for a database […]

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Politics

Trump, failings of the left and the news

Half of the United States remains in shock from the election of Donald Trump.  Their only hope to awake from the nightmare was dashed yesterday with his confirmation by the electoral college.  That is all she wrote liberals, welcome to the next four years. The liberals wonder how half of their countrymen could be so […]

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Politics

Favorite memes from recent politics

http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/mitt-romneys-humiliating-trump-reversal

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History Politics

Standing Rock

It has been another very long spell without a post on this site.  One would think I’d be writing about the victory of Donald Trump at the least but no, I haven’t been motivated to do that. This morning however the incidents at Standing Rock have motivated me.  Donald Trump will be just another footnote […]