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お知らせ: 新しいサイトに移動する Important news: I’m moving to a new site.

私のオンライン活動を新しいサイトhttp://www.tensaimon.com/に移動します。このサイトの投稿を全部新しいサイトに移動させあるから、ブックマークなどを更新お願いします。(robinsonsaimon.comというサイト名を更新しないからリンクは効かなくなります)。手数ですが、よろしくお願いします。また、http://www.tensaimon.com/で会いましょう!

I’m moving my online activities to a new site: http://www.tensaimon.com/ . I’ve already imported all the posts from this site, and since I won’t be renewing the domain name etc, robinsonsaimon.com links will stop working soon. Sorry for the trouble, but if you have any bookmarks please update them. Thank you, and see you over at http://www.tensaimon.com/!

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English-language posts, fun stuff, surfing

How to import tide info into Google Calendar

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Surfers (and other sea-faring types): ever needed to make an appointment and wanted to check the tide times for that day before making a commitment? Looking at a tide chart every time is kind of a pain (and a bit embarrassing, depending on the situation…), luckily it’s very easy to import the tide data into Google Calendar (note that you can’t do this on a mobile, you’ll need to do it on a desktop): 続きを読む

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democracy, English-language posts

Do the Left need to listen to the Right?

Earlier this week Jonathon Pie shared this video, which I agree with, so I shared on Facebook:

It’s a bit of a rant, but I think he makes some very valid points, notwithstanding his style.

I do need to point out that when he says “if you feel my mansplaining is triggering you can fuck off” he is falling into the very trap – insulting people – that he urges the Left to avoid. I wonder if that is why some people are rejecting his message -this morning my Facebook feed told me that one of my friends had liked this post:

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I think this tweet/share is a mis-comprehension of what Pie is saying. He’s not saying respect other people’s opinions, he’s saying: respect their right to hold those opinions. Because at the moment those opinions, those voices, are being SILENCED: removed from the forum of public debate.  This is particularly true in the media: Pie is spot-on that the Left-leaning media has demonized the expression of Right-leaning sentiment, to the extent that people have stopped saying it…. but then vote the way they really feel. 続きを読む

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