Divorce ceremonies pick up in Japan after disaster | Reuters

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Divorce ceremonies pick up in Japan after disaster | Reuters.

What an odd idea.  A divorce ceremony?  I wonder if that will catch on in America.  I can understand the idea behind it, sure, but I can’t imagine…. inviting people?  “Oh hey, by the way I’m getting divorced on Friday, black tie only.”


“The ceremony also includes a “divorce dress,” and Miki Saito chose a daisy-yellow summer dress. In Japan, daisies are believed to symbolize an “amicable or platonic relationship.” Designer Akiue Go said he created the dress with emphasis on the back for a specific reason. “I designed this dress so the woman’s back looks the most beautiful when she turns around and walks away,” he said.”


Prayers for those whose marriages are struggling.


Military conscription: Does your country need you? | The Economist

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Military conscription: Does your country need you? | The Economist.’


Really interesting graph here.




A good article to read on the 4th.  Happy Independence day, America.  And thanks to all of our servicemen and women who are protecting our rights as we speak.

Obama takes ‘evolving’ stance on gay marriage – FT.com

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Obama takes ‘evolving’ stance on gay marriage – FT.com.

Besides the fact that I don’t agree with the gay agenda at all*, and that I am saddened by the fact that people can be coerced into supporting something simply because they’re yelling at the top of their lungs, what bothered me most about this article was the so-called ‘conversion success story’ of someone who worked on the Bush Administration.

“Showing the potential for conversions on the issue, David Frum, a former speech writer for George W. Bush and a commentator who had long been opposed to same-sex marriage, this week said he was wrong. “If people like me had been right, we should have seen the American family become radically more unstable over the subsequent decade and a half” since same-sex marriage was allowed in some states, he wrote on his blog.”

Really?  Have you not seen the divorce rate skyrocket?  Have you not seen the numbers of the hundreds upon thousands of aborted babies? Have you not seen the increase of birth control use among 13 – 15 year olds? Do you realize that a staggering percentage of children grow up without knowing their father?


What kind of instability are you looking for, David Frum?


*Post on my stance on homosexuality vs. gay rights to come.


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Because they go through the ritual of voting, which creates the illusion of control, the American people are willing to accept things from their government that they would never tolerate from an hereditary monarch. – Charles A. Coulombe