Can you see Duke University in this picture?

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This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth. (Photo: NASA)

This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth. (Photo: NASA)

I had to remove specks of dust from my computer screen when I uploaded the photo above, because they were bigger than the focus of the NASA image: Earth, as seen from the surface of Mars.

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GoTopless Day rallies: The message remains the same

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I was unable to attend this year’s GoTopless Day Rally in Montreal, but I know a lot of people are curious about how the event turned out — many are looking in here and reading some of my posts about last year’s event.

The message, of course, hasn’t changed from last year: the GoTopless rallies are held in cities around the world in an effort to point out the hypocrisy in laws that allow men to bare their chests in various public places but ban women from doing so. The laws highlight the patriarchal idea of women as sex objects, and the notion that men can’t control their lust if they see our breasts. The laws are an insult to both women and men.

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Ottawa Pride Parade: A chance to support Go Topless Day

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As my regular readers know, Sunday, Aug. 23, is GoTopless Day around the world, in which rallies will be held in many cities featuring women going topless and demanding the same rights men have to be topless in public places.

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Ashley Madison hack overblown?

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Is all the hullabaloo over the Ashley Madison hack overblown?

Maybe . . .

Having an account on that website or any other dating site doesn’t mean you’ve actually had a sexual encounter with someone there. It only means that you sat in your chair at home and perused the online profiles of other members. Maybe you’ve chatted with some of them, even exchanged flirtatious emails. But it doesn’t prove you got lucky.

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Canadian media sites use ‘transgender’ candidate as click bait

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With a federal election campaign thrust upon Canadians in the dog days of summer — when most people are not in the least interested in politics — many media outlets are looking for different out-of-the-ordinary angles to draw readers/viewers in to their campaign coverage.

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Michael Sam’s CFL debut hailed

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Do you follow professional football? Many of the readers here are clicking in from the United States, so I bet most of you remember when Michael Sam “came out” as gay just before the NFL draft that year. You may remember he was selected by, I think, the Rams, but didn’t make the cut.

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