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Wednesday WTF: 79 UN countries voted that it's OK to execute queers

simon wallace

On November 16 the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural) debated a resolution demanding an end to summary and arbitrary executions. Included in the text was a non-exhaustive list that highlighted many of the groups that are currently subject to inordinate levels of state persecution: ethnic groups, linguistic minorities, street […] More »

Wednesday WTF: Fidel Castro wants to be elder statesman, see dolphins

simon wallace

Consider this exchange: Speaker 1: “Would you like to go the aquarium with me [tomorrow] to see the dolphin show?” Speaker 2: “The dolphin show?” Speaker 1: “The dolphins are very intelligent animals.” Speaker 3: “But the aquarium is not open tomorrow.” Speaker 1: “It will be open tomorrow” Out of context it’s hard to […] More »