First item - Republicans blocking repeal of DADT
I think this is good news, because I basically like the policy of DADT. Homosexuals do serve in the military but they cannot advertise their sexual orientation. It's essentially private. I'm sure there are all kinds of reasons advocates might come up with in defeating this policy, but to my way of thinking it necessarily politicizes homosexual identity. In other words, it makes it gay. Do homosexuals all want to be gay? Does the gay agenda serve all homosexuals? I think not. So, I hope the block works.
Second item - Assange arrested for 'rape'.
Julian Assange is facing what basically appear to be date rape charges. He has violated the 'sexual integrity' of two women, and it turns out that this may include actions which are not penetrative. According to what I've read, if you force a woman's legs open and do nothing else, you might face this charge. It's essentially sexual assault, not rape. My impression is that this is a law for the dainty, and that Assange is most definitely guilty. I wonder if he'd care if somebody would distribute the evidence.
Third Item - Age of Consent
In a great lecture presented by Dan Ariely I have come to understand something about 'deviant globalism'. According to Ariely, the enabler and accellerant for black markets are border conditions of national / cultural values. When it comes to the global sex trade, it is the difference between legal ages of consent. I just came to understand that until recently, the age of sexual consent in Canada was 14 years old. I'm also quite fond of his term 'moral pollution'.