Our ethical bankruptcy is going to kill us, not a virus.

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Africa is not poor. Just poorly managed. 😦

The Order of Turbulence

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The United States has the most capable health infrastructure and the most capable doctors in the world, bar none,” Lisa Monaco, President Obama’s senior counter-terrorism adviser, said at a White House briefing. (“US Ebola outbreak ‘extraordinarily unlikely’, White House officials insist.” The Guardian)

You might wonder what a ‘counter-terrorism’ adviser is doing vouching for the quality of the US health system. It is an indication of just how badly this issue has been framed since the first report of the latest Ebola outbreak, which began in March of this year. Nor is it helpful that the current head of the CDC keeps insisting that an Ebola outbreak couldn’t happen in the US. And even more laughably, there’s a DA in Texas who looking into pressing charges against Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who fell sick in Dallas.  Let’s hope he lives long enough for that to…

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HeForShe For Who?

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Hi there world zobopians. Do they still shoot young girls for wanting an education in the fundamentalist Middle East?

In 1989(*) a Jordanian fundamentalist said, “Beating a woman does not hurt her dignity. This is impossible, because woman is born without dignity”. That was from 1989! Looks like nothing much has changed since then. Middle Eastern fundamentalism is dangerous for us all, male & female. I wonder if the Republican War on Women are listening.



“If you really want to control the family and the future, then target women”.(*)

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(*) From the book ‘Price of Honor’ by Jan Goodwin (c) 1994.
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Religion Is Dangerous

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Hello zobopians! Yes, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve last posted. I’ve been reading and contemplating about women’s studies and religion in regards to women in general. We have the right-wing Christian War On Women. Then there’s Islam with their no respect and/or regard for women. Religion is dangerous for women. I always thought religion, (Christianity), was dangerous for people of African descent. There are people who thought Black people from Africa were cursed all because of some guy named Ham. This biblical person means nothing to me but my slave ancestors have caught Hell for it for 400 years. [“Fundamentalists recognize what Machiavelli and Plato understood: religion can be used to legitimize power.” –From the book I’m reading, ‘Price of Honor’ by Jan Goodwin (1994)]

Religion is dangerous!
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“We have just enough religion to make us hate, and not enough to love one another.” –Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)