"...there is no such thing as “ethical” porn ... How many more videos of children being tortured and abused need to surface before we put an end to this??"
"The Gambling Commission has announced a ban on using credit cards to gamble, set to come into effect on 14 April 2020."
Representatives from the other countries (Brazil, Belarus, Egypt, Haiti, Hungary, Libya, Poland, Senegal, St. Lucia, and Uganda) were also rightly concerned about the promotion of abortion through sex education programs to be advanced under the summit initiatives.
"Meaning is eradicated and replaced by moving signposts. A world in flux with no fixed moral or any other sort of compass. When a society abolishes truth from its vocabulary, it removes any sense of direction or intrinsic purpose from the lives of those of whom it is composed."
He said that "a spirit" resembling Jesus rose from the tomb on Easter. The belief in the Resurrection is the central tenet of the Catholic Faith. I wonder what he thinks happened to the body since the Gospel is quite clear that the tomb was empty at Easter.
Despite the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments by pro-abortion advocates, Northern Ireland’s current legislation saves lives. There are credible estimates that 100,000 people are alive today because of Northern Ireland’s current law.
Unease is growing in Australia that something has changed for the worse in our live-and-let-live culture. The seismic shifts giving rise to this pervasive anxiety seem to have been coming in cumulative waves. Free speech has given way to the drive to eliminate “hate speech”; bonds of trust have broken in commercial life — especially in our financial services sector; dying is becoming a medicalised event activated on demand by the individual, rather than the natural ending of life; and religion has become such a divisive issue that a new law is now being drafted to protect religious freedom. Less…
"A unique patient identifier would allow federal bureaucrats and government-favored special interests to access health information simply by entering an individual’s unique patient ID into a database. This system would also facilitate the collection of health information without a warrant by surveillance state operatives."
European tensions are growing. There is Brexit, a directionless and over-extended Germany, an ambitious but weak France, and a growing regional divide. But the main danger to the European project is democracy. What is the European Union? The closest concept I can come up with is that of a liberal empire. An empire is a hierarchically structured block of states held together by a gradient of power from a centre to a periphery. At the centre of the EU is Germany, trying more or less successfully to hide inside a “Core Europe” (Kerneuropa) formed together with France. Germany doesn’t want to…
The AFP raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist are alarming, but the discussion needs to go beyond press freedom. We must examine how we can better protect the fundamental freedoms of all Australians. These raids have generated a tremendous response, and after being live-tweeted by an ABC journalist, were picked up in international media. A meeting to discuss the implication of the raids has been held between ABC Chair Ita Buttrose and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Many politicians and pundits have called for greater protection for freedom of the press. It is great to see journalists unifying to fight for…