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Thursday, June 27, 2013

It's Good News Week......

All kinds of good news today:

I have a spanking new iPhone5 and have managed to get everything synced and updated. (It seems to work better with my PC than the old one, which always seemed to resent the fact that it was being asked to talk to a non-Apple device.)

It appears that I will be getting a teaching contract for the whole of next year. Not quite as many hours as last semester, but it's possible that there will be more added at some point.

Potential obstacles on Andy Murray's path through Wimbledon are dropping like flies, either through illness or defeat: Nadal, Federer, Tsonga, Hewitt...

The US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marrriage Act, and dismissed California's attempot to retain Proposition 8, its state ban on marriage equality.

Best of all (since I'm neither American nor gay but am a British anti-fascist) is the news that Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller have been denied entry to Britain to attend the EDL's hate rally in Woolwich.
After careful consideration, she [the Home Secretary] personally directed that you should be excluded from the United Kingdom on the grounds that your presence here is not conducive to the public good. The Home Secretary has reached this decision because you have brought yourself within the scope of the list of unacceptable behaviours by making statements that may foster hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK.

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