Thursday, November 16, 2017

Trans erasure and LGBTIQqAa+ politics

Middle class white male gays & lesbians are celebrating a victory in Australia's postal survey on same sex marriage, but what does it mean for the rest of us?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Election Result

Labour, NZ First & The Green Party have reached agreements that will give them a majority in parliament for the current parliamentary term. This means that Jacinda Arden will be the prime minister of New Zealand.

We all need to accept, whichever way we voted, that the electoral system is set up the way it is. There was a free and fair election and between them (Left to Right) Greens-Labour-NZF received more votes than National-Act so they are the ones forming the new government.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Caught by fake Facebook account

I got caught out by a "friend" with a fake Facebook account the other day. Normally I avoid this because I look at friend requests to decide if the person seems believable.
  • Does the information seem consistent? Someone from Australia who went to a Pakistani university and lives as an Iraqi goat herder raises questions
  • Do they have a history? A lot of fake accounts only go back a few days
  • Why should they know me? Although they mostly fail the history test I've had a few friend requests from US soldiers in Afghanistan.
  • Why should I believe a new account for an old friend is genuine?Some possibilities
    • A new photo that wasn't on the old account is good.
    • Has the old account continued posting?
    • Failing which a private message to the old account can be enlightening.
In this case I couldn't even remember accepting a "friend" request from this person, but suddenly a private message quickly followed by a photo of their manhood. This was my first on Facebook and it took me a to realise what I was looking at. Instantly unfriended and blocked, but ????


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