Cameroon: Irish Cream can get you arrested

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Well, a judge in Cameroon has reportedly confirmed it: real women drink Bailey’s Irish Cream. That’s why I’ve always loved that drink.

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Sex lives of celebrities should stay private

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I wonder how many of us sometimes wish we could be rich and famous, then decide we are happy with our anonymity when we read about celebrities whose lives are invaded by paparazzi and individuals seeking to profit from them. Some might say it comes with the turf when you are a celebrity, but I don’t think that’s right. I think the sex lives and personal relationships of celebrities — and politicians — should be private unless they choose to make that information public. And I think those who indulge in sexual and/or BDSM activities — ie. mistresses, dominas, lovers and other strangers — with those folks should keep it private, too.

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U.S. expands airstrikes against ISIS

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A tweet from U.S. Central Command:

Says the report: “The airstrike southwest of Baghdad was the first strike taken as part of our expanded efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions to hit ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense, as outlined in the President’s speech last Wednesday.”

Nude selfies and technology gone wild

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An article I read in The Gazette several years ago about Mae West mentioned that the legendary American actress’s home had a life-size picture on the wall of her posing nude. Not exactly a smartphone selfie, but a self-image nevertheless.

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A dominatrix should not flog and tell

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I applaud retired dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford for her battle against Canada’s prostitution laws and, now, against the Conservative government’s Bill C-36.

But I won’t be applauding if she — and others in the trade — rat out some of their politician customers, as she has suggested she might do. (See Postmedia News column by Stephen Maher.)

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ISIS: Conspiracy theories?

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It doesn’t make sense. Surely the people directing ISIS must have known that the world would not stand idly by while they committed horrific atrocities. Surely they must have known that they would be exterminated like so many maggots who get sprayed with a can of Raid.

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LinkedIn etiquette?

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So, I got sucked in to joining LinkedIn, thanks to an old friend/colleague. I decided I wouldn’t make any real effort to add people to my “connections” list, but I did “invite” some of the activists and such who I’ve been in contact with over the past six years. I was surprised to see 9 invitations awaiting me as soon as I joined — don’t ask me how that works.

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