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Helsinki without Nazis: The Elevator People return, and the People of Tolku were also there (somewhere)

Yesterday’s Independence Day celebrations were very enjoyable on a number of levels. I’m delighted to have been here for Finland’s Centenary and I couldn’t be prouder of this insanely tough and stubborn little country. Obviously the day was also a … Continue reading

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Centenary

I have to step out of my hiatus briefly to wish a happy 100th Independence Day to my dear adoptive country. Today Finland celebrates its Centenary. He is smiling! It’s about half-past one in the morning and I have a … Continue reading

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The state of the male / female divide in the closing weeks of 2017 AD

This morning, one of the administrators of the George Takei bot on Facebook[1] posted this interesting article about what happens when jackasses and the Internet collide. [1] He used to actually post, I’m sure, and was really engaging and clever. … Continue reading

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Helsinki ilman natseja

I found out recently that this is happening – the Helsinki version of the protest and counter-protest that took place in Tampere. “Helsinki Without Nazis“. It’s taking place on Finland’s Independence Day on the 6th of December, and is set … Continue reading

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Marriage equality in Australia: Pie

Today, as part of my ongoing harangue about LBGT rightsthat is unlikely to end before the actual bill is passed and maybe not even then, I’d like to share a great video rant by Jonathan Pie. This guy does some great … Continue reading

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Marriage equality in Australia: Fallout

Here’s an interesting angle on the results I happily shared the other day. A Facebooker by the name of Carrie Hou shared the following post and I thought it was worth copying here: Can white lgbtq/allies who haven’t stepped a … Continue reading

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“Let’s Talk About Apu”

Oh dear me. Oh deary, deary me. So this morning, a New York Times article from last week came to my attention. In this article, well, it’s about what you’d expect really. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a problem, because he’s such a … Continue reading

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