Category Archives: culture differences

Buildings that blend with nature: why Singapore has them in abundance and Hong Kong doesn’t yet


http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-5/html/container.html#xpc=sf-gdn-exp-3&p=http%3A//www.scmp.com Singapore is one of my favorite cities to visit.  When I was last there, the greening had yet to begin, except in their wonderful biological garden area. I am not surprised that the city is being transformed. Fr. Orthohippo … Continue reading

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Turkish bill clears men of statutory rape if they marry


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38030182 AFP Critics are accusing the ruling AKP party of legitimising rape A bill which would allow men accused of raping underage girls to be cleared if they marry the girl has been preliminarily backed by Turkish MPs. The bill … Continue reading

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Arizona Newspaper: Border Fence Too High, Illegals Can’t Cross Safely


May 10, 2016 A mainstream Arizona newspaper wrote an article chronicling the hardships that can ensue for illegal immigrants trying to cross over a 14-foot-high primary fence section of the Arizona-Mexico border. An article titled “Border Fence Jumpers Breaking Bones” … Continue reading

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Now you see it, now you don’t….CULTURAL SHIFTS WITH RIGHT AND WRONG.


Change is continual and ranges from minor to major to overwhelming. What apparently is now occurring in North America will soon, probably, be overwhelming. I have seen first hand the adoption of changed definitions of Right and Wrong. USA cultural … Continue reading

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San Francisco Catholics Petition God To Remove Jesus From Trinity. Delivery may be a problem.


(Nothing which comes out of San Francisco surprises me.  It is an absolutely marvelous place to visit, but a rather dangerous place to make your home. Source is a satire publication –  Fr. Orthohippo) San Francisco Catholics Petition God To … Continue reading

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GERMANY (MERKEL) TELLS JAPAN TO FACE HISTORY SQUARELY


One constant problem with individuals, nations, corporations, organizations, etc.  is the strong desire to recount our pasts in the most favorable terms.  All of us can remember when we did this (or at least were very tempted to do it). … Continue reading

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Present day Witch hunts increase in Tanzania as albino deaths jump


Tonny Onyulo USA Today | Mar. 2, 2015 Tabora, Tanzania Many women are living in fear in this rural part of northwestern Tanzania because they are increasingly being targeted by witch hunts — literally. This East African country is grappling … Continue reading

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