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Quick thoughts about national security, Germany, and Russia

I believe that a nation needs to be self-reliant in order to be secure. I acknowledge that “nation” can be a larger group, like the EU, provided that group can be trusted to act correctly and in unison. Sometimes “nation” … Continue reading

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Why moderation at scale doesn’t work

Writing about PayPal reminded me of that time Archie McPhee “We Make Weird” – currently selling a plastic “Squirrel In Underpants Nodder” – was unable to sell “Tardigrade Ornaments” online. Tardigrade as in Waterbears, those adorable microscopic creatures that live … Continue reading

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Resisting a dictatorship

In the words of the 13th World Chess Champion and member of the Russian opposition, Garry Kasparov: As we’ve said in the Russian opposition for years, resisting a dictatorship is a marathon, but you have to be ready for a … Continue reading

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Trump did two things right

Both things was because he really detests Barack Obama so wanted to undo everything Obama did. The one thing was to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement between USA and EU with disastrous anti-democratic content. … Continue reading

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EU isn’t like China

Apparently we are worse than China. These graphs show that we are worse than China – and the rest of South East Asia – at containing the spread of COVID-19. I still support the decisions made by the Danish government … Continue reading

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Grexit, Brexit, … Donemark?

It’s been fun to speculate what you should call each EU country’s potential (yes, unlikely) exit from the EU, but I think we have the best, English language, list here: “Donemark”. Brilliant. A nice runner-up is “Noway” for Norway not … Continue reading

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This is getting ridiculous

The Nobel Peace Prize, previously awarded to Barack Obama before he chose to continue a lot of wars and increase the drone attacks, the EU for being, basically, the EU, Wangari Maathai who believed the conspiracy theory that HIV was … Continue reading

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:-(

Dark day for internet freedom: The @Europarl_EN has rubber-stamped copyright reform including #Article13 and #Article11. MEPs refused to even consider amendments. The results of the final vote: 348 in favor, 274 against #SaveYourInternet pic.twitter.com/8bHaPEEUk3 — Julia Reda (@Senficon) March 26, … Continue reading

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Please sign this petition today

Many people have written extensively why the proposed articles 11 and 13 of the upcoming EU Copyright Directive are bad, worse and the worst, myself included. Despite the opposition, the EU Parliament and EU Commission have decided on the possibly … Continue reading

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The two Brexiteers

I will not apologise for the headline :-) Thinking about the mess with Brexit, I would be embarrassed if I was British (yes, I know it’s the UK that currently is a member of EU, not just Great Britain). Embarrassed, … Continue reading

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