Author Archives: The Freelander

About The Freelander

Traveler, convert writer, expat, thinker, philosopher and poet.

Personas, el gol definitivo de la semántica inclusiva

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Similitudes

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The “diesel war” waggery

Under pretence of a concern–clearly unsincere–for the somewhat harmful NOx emissions (nitric oxides), we’re now told in Spain that the European Union promotes a fight against fuel-oil that our Government will be seconding by — guess how? Yes: increasing the taxes and other hinders. A fight, though, whose main beneficiaries won’t be neither the atmosphere … Continue reading »

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Paradox of Spanish health cards

It seems incredible that a Spanish citizen’s health card only takes full effects in his autonomous community, and that he can’t receive medical care in the rest of the country without having previously formalized an absurd paper: the relocation slip, whose real purpose is no other than to put up domestic borders and hamper our … Continue reading »

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De manadas, jaurías y la presunción de inocencia

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Im-migrants

If there’s something characterising the contemporary social speech -leadered by journalists and politicians of every kind, imbued in turn by the global pensée unique– that’s, rather than its populism and lack of character, the sweetened language in which its ideas come wrapped: I’m talking about that softened vocabulary of euphemisms and slynesses that shuns, at … Continue reading »

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Towards the twilight

After having met someone, somewhere (pity I can’t remember who, nor where!: it was an important part of the story, but now it won’t ever be recovered), I was going back home, for which I aimed the tube. In Madrid subway stations (supposing that this was Madrid, that is) there aren’t counters anymore, but this … Continue reading »

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Facebook’s unsatiable hunger for data

Some of my friends tell me I’m too far fetched. Maybe they’re right. But when it comes to huge corporations, governments and the like, I’m afraid that no degree of suspiciousness is far fetched enough. Because – you know – I was thinking: how do I disable this annoying automatic translation of my contacts’ posts … Continue reading »

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