Tag-arkiv: politics

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 … Læs resten

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Remember, anthropogenic climate change is good news

Admittedly, it is hidden beneath a lot of really bad news, but still. Because anthropogenic (=caused by humans) climate change means that we can change it. And if we decide to do so, we can change it back. — Anthropogenic climate … Læs resten

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A great political speech

Senator Michael Bennet, democrat from Colorado, holds a great political speech; the problem is, who will listen to 20+ minutes of politics today? I think there are many fine points in this speech, though I’d probably skip the first couple … Læs resten

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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, … Læs resten

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I understand now

I have spent far too long trying to understand the reasoning of the radical left. Since 2015 I have also spent far too long trying to understand the reasoning of the radical right, the “alt-right”. Both could just be dismissed … Læs resten

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Every politician’s career ends in failure

Paraphrased from Enoch Powell. In a working democracy incompetent leadership is replaced by new leadership. When that doesn’t happen, you don’t have a working democracy. Reading Charles Stross, I wonder if we are currently seeing a collapse equivalent to the … Læs resten

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When the left turn to the feudal overlords

Deplatforming works; forcing a platform, like Facebook or Twitter, to remove a user so that user can no longer use the platform absolutely works. A crazy person like Alex Jones and his fake news Infowars is not missed, but of … Læs resten

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When censorship is too efficient

China has run into problems with their censorship: When you need workers to censor content, they have to know what they are censoring and if your censoring is too efficient, they wont know what they are supposed to be censoring. … Læs resten

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We are not looking for Uber

Reality suddenly hit in Copenhagen when a couple of the authorised cab companies raised their prices for Christmas (and New Years); a family ended up paying a small fortune going back and forth on Christmas Eve. Some call for the … Læs resten

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Pie on Trump voters

Tom Walker’s satire as the character Jonathan Pie has been spot on for years now. This one, on “who voted for Trump”, is perhaps his most important yet: (Youtube) It’s troubling that a satire is more nuanced than most of … Læs resten

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