Homophobia in Russia

The minorities are always the first ones to suffer when a country is turning into a dictatorship. We know that bigots are stupid, but let this reminds us that the police is never going to be our friend : Eggs and punches at Russia gay march. “Where are the police? Why aren’t you protecting us?”… Poursuivre la lecture Homophobia in Russia

French loving

Bill Maher has some nice (and funny) things to say about France, for instance that «they’re not a nation of 6-year-olds who scream and giggle if they see pee-pee parts». More seriously, he thinks that USA could steel some good ideas from French, like the healthcare system or sex during the day. Via Guillemette.


Serge Hefez dresse un portrait fiDé?le du pervers narcissique et on y reconnaît bien notre tout nouveau Petit père du Peuple.

Mon “NON” est personne

M. nous rappelle, que nous n’avons aucune raison de nous inquiéter : [Personne|http://mlemaudit.blogs.com/melismes/2007/04/dmentis.html|fr], et surtout pas S.a.r.k.o.z.y., notre candidat préféré à l’élection présidentielle, n’a exercé de pressions sur personne.


How cool is that : IllegalSigns.ca is tracking Toronto’s outdoor advertising industry, fighting illegal billboards to reclaim the public space. According to the website, “half the billboards in Toronto are illegal”. [Via Insulaires].


Mon ami Coco, qui est un happy morning freak assumé m’a envoyé au réveil ce lien vers un article de Libération, Quand la contamination devient crime : «Plus de 36 pays en Europe ont modifié leur législation pour criminaliser la transmission du VIH à un partenaire.» Inquiétant et contre-productif pour les associations et l’Onusida. Ne… Poursuivre la lecture Séro-criminel

Political Blogging

Still on [the famous linguistics blog|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_Log|en] [Language Log|http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/|en], two interesting pieces about [French political blogs|http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/%7Emyl/languagelog/archives/004352.html|en] and more specificly [the differences between France and the US|http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004396.html#more|en]. Regarding that second piece, it’s funny to see how easy it is for American people, even for somebody like Mark Liberman, to underestimate the power of US culture over the… Poursuivre la lecture Political Blogging

An other good reason to go organic

It’s not only good for the environment, it also has more nutrients with beneficial health effects : [Organic food is better for you|http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/lifestyle/article2414745.ece|en]. Via [One.point.zero|http://onepointzero.com/2007/04/03/#570|en].

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Freedom of bigotry

Sometimes, something reminds me we really are in North America : Parents protest gay-friendly classes in B.C.: Thousands of British Columbians have signed petitions and sent letters to the Education Ministry insisting that parents be allowed to pull their children from public school lessons to avoid gay-friendly messages that conflict with religious or family values.