Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I see that a Swedish peace group has come up with an unusual way of trying to repel Russian submarines.

The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) says it has installed an underwater "defence system" known as the Singing Sailor (click to see) in the waters off Stockholm.

Described as a subsurface sonar system, the installation features the words "Welcome to Sweden" in Russian, and emits the phrase "this way if you are gay" in Morse code. The animated neon sign features a man clad in white underpants and a sailor hat, gyrating his hips as pink hearts flash behind him.

Clearly it's designed to build on and resonate with the homophobic attitude of the Russian government which has considerable support within the military.

p.s.   re the flag above.   Before you go bananas let me reiterate that I am not adverse to changing the flag ... but the alternative will really have to ring my bell before I would vote to ditch the current one. To date this is the only one that comes close and the bell is but a faint tinkle.

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