Stranger In An Even Stranger Land - blog by Gurdur

 




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The "invisible wife", Gia Milinovich, who was slurred as the "wrong wife", was blacklisted on the BlockBot for objecting to racism

Posted 28-Mar-2015 at 04:02 PM (16:02) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)

Gia Milinovich (@giagia) was a successful science-communication professional on British TV in her own right well before she married Prof. Brian Cox (@drbriancox). She has written about her experience of becoming an "invisible wife" once Brian Cox became famous. What then adds insult to injury is when flamers and BlockBot team members such as Sarah Brown (@auntysarah) attempted to browbeat Brian Cox into remonstrating with his own wife merely for her uttering uncontroversial opinions over Twitter....
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Thomas Szasz has died; one part of anti-psychiatry history

Posted 12-Sep-2012 at 05:29 PM (17:29) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 12-Sep-2012 at 07:13 PM (19:13) by Gurdur

Thomas Stephen Szasz is reported as having died on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at the age of 92. An obituary of him has been posted on the website Tributes. He was a major figure in criticism of how society handled mental health and illness issues; his criticism focused mainly on psychiatry, the branch of medicine dealing with difficult problems of mental illnesses (the easy problems of illnesses affecting the mind, once solved, get shunted off into other branches of medicine).

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Anders Behring Breivik, terrorism, and those who make excuses for terrorism

Posted 24-Jul-2011 at 06:37 PM (18:37) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 24-Jul-2011 at 07:42 PM (19:42) by Gurdur

Terrorism is the use of violent acts intended to create terror and which deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatant civilians, in pursuit of any alleged goal. By that and by any other reasonable definition of terrorism, Anders Behring Breivik is a terrorist. There is no excuse; he is a terrorist. The murder of innocents; Breivik went out of his way to specifically murder innocents, whether in Oslo or in Utya, many of them young teenagers. He is also a classical narcissist, unable...
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Is it possible alcohol, sleeping-pills or antidepressants can cause a pampered celebrity to love Hitler?

Posted 22-Jun-2011 at 06:58 PM (18:58) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 22-Jun-2011 at 07:17 PM (19:17) by Gurdur

British fashion-designer John Galliano is now up in a French court to answer on charges arising from two incidents, in which in one he is accused of hurling anti-Semitic insults at customers and indulging in other stupid conduct in a Paris caf. After a third incident, of which you can see for yourself video footage of Galliano making nasty remarks and saying how he loves Hitler (recorded on a mobile phone), he lost his job at fashion house Dior.

The trial begins today; he is charged...
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