You private life

A teenager commits suicide after being blackmailed by a Romanian guy over masturbating on webcam. Then there's this article, amounting to something similar. It's very difficult for me to empathise with cases like these. One night you have nothing better to do and accept a Skype connection out of the…

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Making a statement vs playing safe

For just about every tragic happening, the public hindsight offers a lot of views on what victims should've done. While most of these views border victim blaming, the post factum debate pits against each other people whose views have something in common: they are all right. Of course, there's no…

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Musings of a n00b

Recently I've gotten re-acquainted with riding a bike. Re-acquainted is the nice way of saying that I rode a bike with training wheels when I was 6 for a few weeks and never touched a bike again. Since I'm a techie, my approach here is largely similar to my approach…

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Expression

I'm back to Nonviolent Communication, only to discover something else. It's interesting to see a book describe things that were there, deep inside, hidden in some sort of vault which is now opened by someone else's words. Tonight there's the idea that relating to other people is absorbed by classifying…

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Giving and receiving

It took me a reading of Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication to realise the background of some things I've been feeling about myself for quite some time yet been unable to pinpoint. One thing about me that people tend to be puzzled about is a capacity to give, usually unconditionally. Whether…

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An idea on migration

There's little doubt that UK has become a fertile ground for migrant harassment. Whether this is happening now more in the light of the Brexit or it's simply being reported more as a reaction to the "Leave" aggressive campaign, it's unclear. But this article by a right-wing Romanian blogger makes…

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