Filter a Python dictionary

((u'Valjean', u'MmeDeR'), (u'MmeDeR', u'Valjean'))
((u'Valjean', u'Montparnasse'), (u'Montparnasse', u'Valjean'))
((u'Myriel', u'Count'), (u'Count', u'Myriel'))
((u'Valjean', u'Judge'), (u'Judge', u'Valjean'))
((u'Napoleon', u'Myriel'), (u'Myriel', u'Napoleon'))
((u'Myriel', u'Valjean'), (u'Valjean', u'Myriel'))
((u'Champtercier', u'Myriel'), (u'Myriel', u'Champtercier'))
((u'Myriel', u'OldMan'), (u'OldMan', u'Myriel'))
((u'Valjean', u'Woman1'), (u'Woman1', u'Valjean'))
((u'Valjean', u'Babet'), (u'Babet', u'Valjean'))
((u'MlleBaptistine', u'Valjean'), (u'Valjean', u'MlleBaptistine'))
((u'MmeMagloire', u'Myriel'), (u'Myriel', u'MmeMagloire'))
((u'Valjean', u'Labarre'), (u'Labarre', u'Valjean'))
((u'Valjean', u'Woman2'), (u'Woman2', u'Valjean'))
((u'Myriel', u'Geborand'), (u'Geborand', u'Myriel'))
((u'Valjean', u'Marguerite'), (u'Marguerite', u'Valjean'))
((u'MlleBaptistine', u'MmeMagloire'), (u'MmeMagloire', u'MlleBaptistine'))
((u'Valjean', u'Isabeau'), (u'Isabeau', u'Valjean'))
((u'Valjean', u'Simplice'), (u'Simplice', u'Valjean'))
((u'Valjean', u'Gillenormand'), (u'Gillenormand', u'Valjean'))
((u'Valjean', u'MlleGillenormand'), (u'MlleGillenormand', u'Valjean'))
((u'Myriel', u'Champtercier'), (u'Champtercier', u'Myriel'))
((u'Valjean', u'MmeMagloire'), (u'MmeMagloire', u'Valjean'))
((u'Valjean', u'Fantine'), (u'Fantine', u'Valjean'))
((u'MlleBaptistine', u'Myriel'), (u'Myriel', u'MlleBaptistine'))
((u'Valjean', u'Myriel'), (u'Myriel', u'Valjean'))
((u'Valjean', u'Cosette'), (u'Cosette', u'Valjean'))

I am used to the verbosity of Java. So Python is like a breath of fresh air.
But this Python code stumped me for the better part of two days.

I was trying to filter the keys in the dictionary shown above based on its own values. One of the examples is shown in a different color. So if the key matches a value then that dictionary row with that particular key should be removed. The row with the matching value is untouched.

It is literally one line of Python.

    for v in friends.iteritems():
        print v
    result = [k for k, v in friends.iteritems() if v not in friends.keys()]
    for v in result:
        print v

Python function to find the country of origin of a Tweet

This is a rudimentary function to trace the origin from the tweet’s JSON structure. I am using a dictionary of states and abbreviations.

  def checklocation(self,data):
       location = data.get('user').get('location')
       place = data.get('place')
       if place:
           country = data.get('place').get('country')
           full_name = data.get('place').get('full_name')
           for c in self.states.itervalues():
                   p = re.compile(c.lower(), re.IGNORECASE)
                   if country:
                       m = p.match(country.lower())
                       if m:
                   if full_name:
                       m = p.match(full_name.lower())
                       if m:
                   if location:
                       m = p.match(location.lower())
                       if m: