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Hipsteritis: Symptoms checklist

in Philosophies/Society
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Are you a hipster, too? Read this to find out.

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Pride, CSD and Stonewall

in Society
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This time people did not cower. This time people fought back. Drag Queens refused to get in the paddy wagon.

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Finding Africa outside Brazil

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I'd grown up in Brazil in the 1990s knowing nothing about Africa except for the tragic images shown on TV, or cultural stereotypes. It took moving away from Brazil for me to get to know a different Africa, although Brazilian politicians like to capitalize on bonds between Brazil and the continent, and there being a large Afro-descendant population in Brazil.
African orphan picture, public domain.

They’d show us Africa as a hopeless place, and as a distant place.

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Will we ever reach the stars?

in Society/Travel
Harald has asked before: Are the stars humanity's destiny?

“The idea that we are incapable of reaching beyond the solar system allows me to sleep at night.”

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AfD shooting from the hip

in Politics/Society
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One has to ask who the constitutional lawyer for the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is, when Frauke Petry (AfD Sachsen) quotes sentences out of context to support the use of weapons at Germany’s borders to discourage refugees from entering.

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Happy Holidays: Less than perfect

in Philosophies/Society
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Readers – and a couple of leipglo writers – share tales of a New Year’s Eve that fell way short of expectations…

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