Vanity, the Venus Effect, and the Observer

As near as I can tell, Vanity is wishing to reflect oneself as best they can. Last night a good friend of mine on Facebook who I haven’t spoken to in ages PM’d me to ask me about clothing and modesty, because I had posted about a legal code for testifying females which is being passed or […]

Escape from Stormcage January 22, 2016

Today I learned that one of my favourite boutiques in town is going out of business, which is a damned shame; its funky and elegant and the prices are reasonable and everything is more or less luxury fair trade.  Apparently she has to close because she is tired, and I can understand that, but I […]

Belgian Police Arrest 2 Suspected in New Years, ISIS-inspired terror plot

Belgian police arrest 2 suspected in New Years, ISIS-inspired terror plot Belgian authorities arrested two people on suspicion of being involved in an ISIS-inspired plot to attack “emblematic sites” in Brussels during New Year’s festivities, the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said Thursday. The arrests are not linked to the deadly Nov. 13 terror attack in […]

Life As a Woman Online

I don’t go out very often because I deal with severe social anxiety and depression as a result of my time on the Training Floor and repeated injuries – it often seems as though my entire life is dedicated simply to physio, walking the dog, writing, or sleeping – but when I do go out, […]

Linked To Attacks Arrested In Belgium

<h1>2 Linked To Attacks Arrested In Belgium</h1> <p class=”rhexcerpt”>Police officials in Belgium arrested two people Sunday after a raid at a home in the central part of the capital city of Brussels, for connections with the terror attacks in Paris last month. However, officials said the arrested did not include Belgian fugitive Salah Abdeslam, who […]

Dems Echo GOP on Encryption

Dems Echo GOP on Encryption After Republican candidates recommended “closing up the Internet” and “penetrating the Internet” as tactics to preventing coordinations for domestic terrorist attacks, the Democratic Party candidates faced a question about privacy versus security of their own during Saturday night’s debate. In response to the a question on getting tech companies to […]

Turkey deploying 30 percent of army in Syrian border clampdown Turkey is tightening security at its border with Syria. A fresco on a barracks building at the Köprübatı checkpoint, which overlooks radical Islamic State movement (ISIL) territory, is emblazoned with the watchwords: “This border is our honour, protected with our hearts and strength.” The First Border Battalion is responsible for fending off infiltrators, smugglers and ‘terrorists’

Turkey deploying 30 percent of army in Syrian border clampdown Turkey is tightening security at its border with Syria. A fresco on a barracks building at the Köprübatı checkpoint, which overlooks radical Islamic State movement (ISIL) territory, is emblazoned with the watchwords: “This border is our honour, protected with our hearts and strength.” The First […]

An Honest Declaration Regarding a Living Wage

I frequently read conservative arguments online regarding a living wage and condemning it as a tax grab which unnecessarily coddles “lazy people.” My parents are or were both labourers, and I thought the whole point of having an education was so I didn’t end up in a soul sucking dead end job that broke my […]