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Black men, Estonian women: the truth
By Abdul Turay
Published Postimees 11 November 2009
Well that got your attention; the headline I mean. Any story on this subject, the technical term is miscegenation, is bound to get punters. The yellow media, women's magazines and reality TV shows are obsessed with the subject. Not a month goes by without some publication writing about it. Anne and Style, for example, recently ran a long feature about mixed couples.
Most of these stories are muddle-headed and wrong. There's paranoia in this country that there is an army of dark-skinned men form Turkey, the tropics, some place south, who are going to make off with the nation's women. It's never going to happen. I'll explain why in a minute.
Seriously, I think there are more important things to think about and worry about. I worry about feeding my family. I worry about other people being able to feed their families, so I write about politics and economics.
But the press won't leave…
Aus valik näib rumal, rumal valik on aga aus. Abdul Turay
Järgneb minu lugu Donald Trumpist.
Varastel üheksakümnendatel, enne seda kui keegi üldse internetist kuulnud oli, töötasin Hong Kongis ühes ajalehetoimetuses nooremreporterina. Üks kolleegidest täiendas Trumpi-teemalist ilutsevat kirjatükki omapoolse märkusega: „Ta ego on sama suur kui ta hotelliäri.“ Paar nädalat hiljem viibis tulevane president Hong Kongis ning üks kolleegidest pidi teda intervjueerima. Ta kirjelduses esines Trump hea instinkti, intelligentse ja kohalikes oludes väga hästi informeeritud vestluspartnerina. Kolleeg lisas, et Trump oli vestluses nimeliselt vihjanud ka reporterile, kes tema kulul mahlaka väljaütlemisega lagedale oli tulnud: „See tüüp X on paras sitapea.“
Donald Trump on oma tegemistes pedantne ja põhjalik. Toona koha peal viibides ei palunud ta endale tuua mitte ainult sealseid lehti, et siis ainult enda kohta avaldatu üle vaadata, vaid luges terve eksemplari otsast lõpuni läbi, mistõttu ka tema võr…
Galojan will not be coming home soon. By Abdul Turay Published Postimees 27 February 2012
Anna Maria Galojan is quite a boring person. I am bored with reading about her case already. Frankly I am not that interested in her, but since I have some insider knowledge with the system she is facing, I thought I'd share it with you.
Miss Galojan claims that she is not running away by staying in the UK and if she really wanted to run she would have gone to South America.
The reverse is true. I suspect Galojan choose Britain precisely because it the best place for her or anyone else to evade justice.
Britain has a slow and inefficient bureaucracy, especially when dealing with law and order issues. If Galojan has actually claimed asylum like she says, she will be caught in this system, certainly for months and possibly for years.
Countries with a history of dictatorship, often have fast and efficient bureaucracies. Dictators need to sure that they can get rid of political opponents quickly.
The re…