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Good to see some of you there, although my energy levels were pretty low.

Thanks to [personal profile] njj4 for an interesting & fun Eastercon Fringe on Maths & Language, and to [personal profile] major_clanger for fun & intriguing comparison of law in England & in Bujold's Vorkosigan series - and congratulations to [personal profile] dc for being GoHed! I thought [personal profile] purplecthulhu gave good value too ;-)

Pussy Riot

Apr. 11th, 2017 09:05 pm
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Check them out!

[Last year] "Donald J. Trump wrote on Twitter that people who burn the [USA] flag should be punished with 'perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!'

"Two days later, [Jim Rutenberg] went to a little cafe [in Miami Beach, USA] to meet with Nadya Tolokonnikova of the Russian punk band and activist art collective, Pussy Riot. The group’s 2012 guerrilla performance at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, which viciously mocked Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church, resulted in a two-year prison sentence for Ms. Tolokonnikova and another of its members. ...

"'You are always in danger of being shut down,' she said. 'But it’s not the end of the story because we are prepared to fight.'

"Her counsel for United States journalists: You better be, too."

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/04/business/rutenberg-lessons-in-free-speech-from-pussy-riot.html?_r=0

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pussyrrriot
Web site:http://wearepussyriot.com

Importing

Apr. 10th, 2017 09:59 am
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By George, I remembered my DW password!
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Looking to export over to same @ on DW.
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I enjoyed the new Doctor Who this weekend: I am pondering it as solid fan-fic.
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Who would I enjoy reading on DW these days?

Thanks!
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Great to see so many of you again at LonCon, & to meet some of you for the first time :-)
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The LJ app on my phone is b0rked, gets into an endless loop trying to access my location. So, still not completely gone but not much around either ...
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Am still here, just :-)

Seasons Greetings to all. Do say Hi! in comments if you'd like to catch up :-)
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Long time no see.
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"Research has shown that these kinds of shared spaces automatically reduced traffic speed to under 20 mph - the threshold at which the chances of being severely injured in a road accident plummets. This highly counterintuitive approach - increasing risk decreases accidents is finding favour (albeit slowly and not without opposition) all over the world."

Listen again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xs8t
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Still not very clear, as we were using a iPhone 4S camera from a safe non-disturbing distance in poor light, but here you go ... this is what happens when you're having too much fun & you fall asleep in mid-rassle, it seems:

Dodge! gets Wong! in a Snuggle-lock )
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Dodge! appeared under G's car just before Samhain, aged about 4 months. Now we are just past Yule, how far as Dodge! come?

Well, monkeys are still not allowed to initiate touching with Dodge! But Dodge! is now regularly sleeping on our bed (making 5 on-a-bed :-) & snuggling with Wong! is definitely all the rage for the cold season:

Snuggle lock )

Look closely at the pose. In the past, if Wong! was snuggling with someone, I would always assume Wong! insisted over all protestations. However, I doubt even Wong! could force someone to fall asleep with their arms around Wong!'s neck ... (In case some of you can't make out what I'm taking about, I'll post a close-up over the holidays!).
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The astronomical solstice moment falls at 05:30 GMT on Thu 22 Dec 2011: http://www.archaeoastronomy.com/ which happens to be the day I break up too :-)

In the meantime, I may also fry something, although probably not potatoes.
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After 13 months of institutional living in four hospitals and two care homes, Mater is somewhat 'hitting the wall' after 2 weeks living back in a flat of her own. EditI am not going meet the disapproving GP today - luckily, one of the other GPs saw Mum yesterday, and is much more helpful. So I'm going to make a social call on Mum this morning, then do some festive things with D!

In edit other happier news, I've experienced a little miracle. At some point in the small hours, I woke up to feel Wong! creeping into the Warm Cave in my left armpit, whilst I could feel Pip! happily snoozing over my right shoulder - I knew Pip! was happy, because I was getting gentle happy claws in my jugular from time to time. Meanwhile, whilst all this was going on around my shoulders, I could feel there was still someone snoozing between my ankles!!!

Yes, the Dodge! has slept on the bed with us for the first time. In fact, I think all the time Wong! spent sleeping outside of the warm cave, was spent snuggled up with the Dodge! :-)

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