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Religious Freedom – Table-stakes for 2013

U.S. Department of State released their International Religious Freedom Report. Religious freedom is a basic tenet of in this day and age. — “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

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When you step into your past, you may step into a cow-patty

The Thai people remain amongst the friendliest and engaging in the world. My childhood memories will remain, I am glad I was able to show my bride Thailand the land of my youth. I felt during my walk through my personal life’s history, I had stepped into a cow-patty. It is most lamentable Thailand has allowed the denigration and exploitation of women and children to evolve to the current levels, and in the process acquiring the moniker of “Sex tourism destination of choice.” – Read of our experience during our recent anniversary trip…