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estelliaslair  asked:

The CBC didn't show Duceppe's speech, but you guys should have watched it because he unofficially confirmed what I was fearing the most. Nearly 20 years after the last referendum on Quebec sovereignty, the next campaign for Quebec independence just started. Duceppe appealed for unity of all the different provincial separatist clans (Option Nationale, Parti Québecois, Québec Solidaire, etc) and was acclaimed loudly as he said: "Better to be a country in this world, than a province within Canada".

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estelliaslair  asked:

In case people start talking about the brand-new study saying that Canada under Harper was the MOST FREEST country in the world, I'd like to remind them to question exactly what the Legatum Institute is - which is a right-wing think-tank whose motto is literally "free markets, free minds, free peoples", and is funded by a private group of investors in Dubai. I mean, I'm not saying the elites in the UAE are biased towards neocons and their ilk, but I guess that's exactly what I'm saying.

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estelliaslair  asked:

"[...] the biological realities are there." "Gravity was discovered by humans [...]" ---- Haha. I hope that that anon knows that the "gravity" humans THOUGHT they had discovered turned out to be a completely different thing? It's kinda funny and appropriate that they bring it up, because just like "gender" and "sex" aren't what people THINK they are (because they're a made-up concept), "gravity" turned out to not be a force like we had assumed, but the curvature of four-dimensional spacetime.

exactly. shit changes. we discover things about the world. it’s so naive and arrogant to think you know the ‘true’ answer to anything at all, especially when lived experience flies in the face of what you’re saying

estelliaslair  asked:

Did you know about the french avant-garde metal band, The Great Old Ones? They have two albums so far, the first being called "Al Azif", and a second one called "Tekeli-Li". I have added my favorite track to my TUMBLR, with appropriate translation, if you're curious?

Hello! Thanks for the note and for mentioning the band. Prior to your message, I had only a cursory knowledge of them–mostly through Jeff Grimal’s artwork for their albums. Here’s a piece by Grimal that I posted a while ago:

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estelliaslair  asked:

I never thought that "community mailboxes" would be THE subject matter that would serve as the call for ableist and ageist anons to suddenly come out of hiding !??! Ok, you guys are fine with your community mailboxes. So? Somehow everybody else has to conform to your able-bodied standards and everyone who's opposed to door-to-door service is lazy or something?? Wtf?

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