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Highly recommended: A free online book against abortion: 101 Girls Guide.Com. The author, Serena Gaefke, has gathered together a wide assortment of quotes and passages from pro-choice literature, thereby revealing their insidious agenda and mendacious methods. I’ve read a handful of the chapters. It’s an enjoyable read.

FLOP!

I guess TDE will remain free for awhile longer:

In late October, Newsday, the Long Island daily that the Dolans bought for $650 million, put its web site, newsday.com, behind a pay wall. The paper was one of the first non-business newspapers to take the plunge by putting up a pay wall, so in media circles it has been followed with interest. Could its fate be a sign of what others, including The New York Times, might expect?

So, three months later, how many people have signed up to pay $5 a week, or $260 a year, to get unfettered access to newsday.com?

The answer: 35 people.

Link.

If you read the entire article, it’s not as bad as it appears, but it’s still a splash of cold water for any news outlet that’s thinking about requiring a subscription to access its Internet content.

Not Counting Courtships

Hmmmmm:

“In 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped in the military. A 2004 study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while serving. And a 1995 study of female veterans of the Gulf and earlier wars, found that 90 percent had been sexually harassed.”

Link.

The perpetrators ought to be castrated and sent to prison, but would it be too politically-correct if I suggested that maybe such stunning numbers are an indication that women don’t belong in the military, at least not in conventionally-male roles? Disclosure: I know next to nothing about military ways, so I welcome (and leave myself open for) rebuttals and corrections on this one.

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