[OT]Royal pardon for codebreaker Turing

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 28 09:05:27 CET 2013


On 28/12/2013 04:16, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:30:34 +1100, Tim Delaney wrote:
>
>> On 28 December 2013 04:34, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>> Personally, I think that people ought to throw a party celebrating
>>>> Turing's rehabilitation, and do it right outside the Russian Embassy.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Any particular reason for the restriction to Russian Embassy?
>>
>>
>> I suspect it's in reference to the difficulties homosexuals are likely
>> to face when attending or competing in the 2014 Winter Olympic and
>> Paralympic Games at Sochi.
>
> I don't care about the Olympians. Their presence in Russia is voluntary,
> and so long as they keep it in their pants for a few weeks (or at least
> don't get caught) they get to go home again a few weeks later. Have a
> thought for those who don't get to go home again. I'm talking about the
> situation in Russia, where the government is engaging in 1930s-style
> scape-goating and oppression of homosexuals. They haven't quite reached
> the level of Kristallnacht or concentration camps, but the rhetoric and
> laws coming out of the Kremlin are just like that coming out of the
> Reichstag in the thirties.
>

The moral of the story is clear.  Stay well clear of Russia if you're 
gay.  Head to some gay friendly nation, such as Uganda or for that 
matter the vast majority of African states.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence




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