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 I've seen people posting again, trying to bring the old LJ back from the dead. I hope it catches, you know? And I feel weird because I don't even know if there is someone reading this but whatever.

How are things going for you guys? I am kind of terrified because I have a conference this Tuesday and it's been such a long time since I've spoken in public but I am also really fucking happy. Things are going better, thank God. And it seems that I got a new job with health insurance and a good salary and just nice.

So, umm, crickets? Or not?

Crossposted to LJ
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All my condolescences and thoughts to the French people who are going trough a terrible tragedy. I hope the authorities find the disgusting beast who is responsible of this and punish him with all the force of the law. If there is a Hell, this monster will rot forever in it.

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Yesterday morning there was a train crash in the always crowded train station in Once, a populated and centric train/underground station in Buenos Aires. The train was filled to the brim with people, because the train system sucks unless you live in the North, in which case the train has A/C and TV and you don't feel like cattle. You see, in Argentina, if you live in a non-upper-class area, you don't deserve to travel like an actual human being. Like in every other case, if you are poor, you don't deserve respect or consideration: you are worthless, expendable. And the trains are Chinese hand-me-downs that are 40/50 years old. That's how much the company cares about people. 

Anyway, at 8:30 the train arrived to Once station... and it never stopped. The breaks didn't work. The train crashed against the barriers and the second wagon invaded the first one. It was a disaster. Over 50 people died (including a child, who had a heart attack in the station's hall, in front of the TV cameras, so we could all see how life left him) and 770 people were injuries. Around 50 are in critical state. 

This is a disaster. This is awful. There were 150 people pressed against each other in a five meters space. You could see people (bodies, in some cases) dangling from the windows. Some people got expelled from the wagon and were destroyed against the rails. The emergency teams worked wonderfully and without them we would be mourning a lot more people. But this is a shallow relief. Because over 50 people who were going to work like any other morning found (and I just saw a woman just a bit older than I am, who is nine months pregnant and who just found out that his husband is dead; she's unemployed; her child will never know their father. I cried) found death because the company in charge of the train (TBA) doesn't give a fuck about people. And because our government doesn't give a fuck, either and cannot be arsed to control a damn thing. Because it is acceptable and expected to spit on the people who cannot afford a car to go to work. Or who lives in a non-wealthy part of the province. Because we are used to no one caring about us or what might happen to us and we just live on, silent and resigned because we were told (and shown, and beaten down when we thought differently) that this is our lot in life and we just can't change a thing. Because we are the third world and we can't aspire to a decent, functioning, respectful country. 

There's a girl in my college who lives in that area and takes that train to Once because she works there in a doctor's office. We are not friends, but we spent four years seeing each other every day. I texted her and she didn't answer. I might have her old number, I don't know. But god, this is awful. I just want to hear from her and be sure that she is not dead or hurt because no one gives a fuck about anything but getting rich trough people's misery. 

Fuck this all. Really. I'm honestly sick of this. 

Links for my non Argentinian flisters:

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Unfortunately I had classes and the whole thing started at 6AM here (we are -3 GMT) so I couldn't watch the entire ceremony, but I did manage to watch until they say the "I do" part. I wake up at 6 in the morning, any way, so I caught the transmission when they were entering the Abbey and all the pretty dresses and hats were on display. And the drive to uni was weirdly fast,; when I got there my friends were in the bar watching the transmission and let me tell you, even the one who's a very anti-monarchic communist was touched. That's how adorable everyone was. 

I loved the dress. She looked gorgeous and so, so classy. Her dress looked kind of like Grace Kelly's, don't you think? And he looked really handsome in his scarlet uniform. Also, I don't care if everyone hated the Queen's outfit. I think that when you are over 80 and the Queen of England, you honestly don't have to listen to fashion critics. 'Cause you have a crown and a bitching unicorn and a bad-ass looking lion in your coat of arms. JS. 

Anyway, I'm a sucker for weddings (I did cry when William of Orange married Maxima - of course there was some patriotic pride there -) and I'm a bigger sucker for Royal weddings because, well, because I'm like that.. 

So yeah, loved it. I hope they are happy for decades to come. 
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How many of you have heard someone complaining about how there's a Women's Day but not a Men's Day? How many of you wanted to rage at that person or sit them down and tell them that men have every fucking day for them? Anyway, I was reading the papers today (I read several, at least on Sunday, because I like to be informed) when I came across this brilliant article by Mariella Frostrup. It says everything there's to say about how and why gender equality is a continuous fight that is far from over. 

If you are interested, give it a try: Feminism's global challenge: With one voice.
And tell me: are you involve in any political cause? Do you participate in a political party, in charity, awareness groups, anything? I'm truly curious. 
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 I love you, my dear city. But I do not appreciate the 41.1°C (105.98 ºF) that you are thrusting on me. I'm getting a cold from being under the AC all day and there's only so much time I can swim before I get bored. Get you act together, ok? I love you, just not so much when you are so hot.

EDIT: It's 43.6 ºC = 110.48 ºF 

Can it rain already?
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 I don't know if I'm alone in this (I'm sure I am not) but I find kiddie beauty pageants incredibly creepy. Why do parents do that to children?


Nov. 12th, 2010 11:22 pm
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I'm thinking of getting a new tattoo and I can't decide what I want. I have two options and both of them are very dear to me. I want to get a ribbon like phrase around my ankle (I'm thinking the left one, both to cover my scar and because it's the heart's side) and I can't make my mind which motto would be best. 

On one hand, I want 'Dieu et Mon Droit' because it was Henry V's motto and I study history after falling in love with Kenneth Branagh's film. On the other, I have always loved 'Ainsi sera, groigne qui groigne' (Anne Boleyn's motto) because it clicks with my way of thinking. In addition, she was Elizabeth I's mother, after all and I worship Elizabeth. 

I'm stuck! Both of them represent something really close to my heart... Yeah, I know, it's not a real problem but I hate being unsure. 
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 I can't say I'm sad because I couldn't stand the man and what he stood for (he and his whole party) but god damn it, this was unexpected. What will happen now? How does this change the political scenario? And in the middle of the census! I'm not sure if that will continue...

I'm sorry for the messy post, I'm sure I'll have something more elaborated to say later but I wanted to record my first impression. My cell is going crazy with all the messages. I just read in Twitter that the census goes on... 

Oh dear, I'm speechless. 
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I know many of the people in my f-list is very aware when it comes to politics, something I really appreciate. I love talking about real world issues, as you may know. Which brings me to the point of this post: Wikileaks. I don't know how many of you are following this or following the tweets about this but I am. And I kind of wish I were shocked by the kind of information being released but I am not. I guess my own country's history made me a cynical because I do not trust any government. I simply don't. 

Over 60% of the casualties were civilians. It seems that every time some important jerk decides to wage war on some other important jerk, innocent people end dying. And being an almost historian I know this is what always happens, but that knowledge doesn't make it less horrific. I am not sure what I want to say, it's not that I wasn't aware of this but... yeah. It's awful. 

I'm following this trough Twitter, The NY Times and The Guardian, as well as trough a national paper, Perfil. Right now, I'm thinking about the fact that UN called on Obama to investigate human rights abuses and how the US ignored the cases of torture
More links: Wikileaks || The war logs
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 So, what do you think of the new intro? I love Banksy art, by the way. Is it too much for FOX? *goes back to the fic meme*

EDIT: Because typos are not fun. Thanks go to [ profile] kirke_novak 

Spirit Day

Oct. 3rd, 2010 07:02 pm
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Originally posted by [ profile] neo_prodigy at Spirit Day


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

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The police caught a gang who was selling pirate copies of Barbie movies with small swastika in the cover.

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