Quote of the day: Imam Syed Soharwardy, on ISIS

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“I want to let everyone know that (ISIL) is not a part of the Muslim community. (They are) using Islam to destroy peace and create a negative image of Islam. They are terrorists and must be punished.”
– Imam Syed Soharwardy of Calgary, Alberta, who also warns that ISIS is recruiting Muslim youth in Canada. The Canadian Press reports that Mr. Soharwardy plans a 48-hour hunger strike beginning Friday to raise awareness about the terrorist group.

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Rise and shine?

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I understand the necessity of getting a good night’s sleep, but sometimes I lament the fact that we have to give up a third of our lives for it. It seems we have some sort of day pass from death — or whatever that state is from which we came and to which we return. And then when you consider that we spend another third or more of our day working, it doesn’t give us much time to play, does it?

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LGBT-inclusive bill passes despite Michelle Duggar’s opposition

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There has been much ado recently about actress Michelle Duggar’s opposition to a proposed bill in Fayetteville, Arkansas that would protect people — including transgender people — from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. It’s the public accommodations that she is reportedly worried about, namely the use of washrooms by trans people.

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Quote of the day: President Barack Obama on ISIS

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“No faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what (ISIS) did yesterday and what they do every single day.”
– U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking about the brutal murder of journalist James Foley, and vowing the United States will not back down against the terrorists.

Nudism/Naturism: Full-time or part-time?

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This would be an issues post, which will end up in the master list of nudism/naturism entries here.

A journalist asked me a question recently, something like this: Are you full-time nudist/naturist at heart, or part-time?

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Nudism/Naturism: This and that

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First, I have been remiss in keeping the index of nudism/naturism posts up to date here. I really should add the new entries as I do them, but time, time, time . . . Anyway, I will update it this week, but only with the posts in which we discuss various issues. For example, unless this post generates a lot of reader discussion, it probably won’t be in the “Nudism posts” list you can find under the Pages heading here.

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Nudists/Naturists: Go Topless Day plans?

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Yes, the title of this blog is SEO-friendly, not click bait (which I will talk about in another post). It is targeting my many nudism/naturism readers and asking: Do you plan to show your support for women’s equality by attending International Go Topless Day events this Sunday, Aug. 24.

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New Jersey school rejects transgender girl

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A New Jersey school middle school is finding itself in the international spotlight with reports it won’t allow a transgender girl to present herself as a girl there.

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