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Equality Sucks

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March 25, 2015

WORD COUNT: 1221 In America, and by extension “The West”, a strange duality exists. By turns, you are either a cowering, timid serf or else a rampaging, narcissistic royal shit. Often, these flips in social roles happen multiple times a day. During the day, while you’re either A) a student or B) an employee, you… Read More ›

Scubi Dubkov, unde ești tu?

6 Months in Moldova

Word Count: 2875 My goodness, where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I was getting a police escort out of Romania. Can it really be possible that I’ve been in Moldova for six months? Well, of course, the answer is yes. And what a long, strange trip it’s been. I’ve been… Read More ›

transnistria

When You Don’t Officially Exist

Word Count: 1743 I say tomato, you say tomato. I say Country X is a real country, you say it isn’t. I keep hearing “experts” throw the idea of Transnistria around quite a lot while at the same time being sure to emphasize its illegitimacy. But if you boil down all the treaties, debate and… Read More ›