Tag-arkiv: politics

And that is why Trump might win, again

Did you hear that CNN’s Jim Acosta was barred from White House press conferences? That CNN sues the president and others over this? Oh, did you hear that this happened in the aftermath of the firing of Jeff Sessions and … Læs resten

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Free speech

It’s best to let the unreasonable opposition speak because they manifest themselves as unreasonable, and then anyone can see it. So that’s part of the reason that you want free speech.

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Surveillance and democracy

Edward Snowden, on Malkia Cyril’s work combating surveillance of citizens: Malkia’s radical lesson is about the nature of rights: The best way to protect somebody is to protect everybody—especially the most vulnerable among us.

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The inability to react to reality in real-time

(Youtube) Remember, this being centered around politics in USA, “red” means conservative, “blue” means liberal, “conservative” means right-wing and “liberal” means left-wing. The inability to react to reality in real-time is an indicative of having constructed a fake reality; when … Læs resten

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So. We are going to get upload filters and a link tax

This is not great. The European Parliament chose to view the internet as a place for big corporations, not individual expression.

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If you agree with this

If you agree with Julia Reda on EU copyright reform, Danish MEP Jens Rohde will call you a communist, again. I don’t like being called a communist, as I consider it a horrendously dangerous and inhumane ideology. On the other … Læs resten

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Social mobility – we are not doing badly in Denmark

If we look at the part of social mobility that indicates how long it would take to move from the bottom 10% family income to the mean income, Denmark has the shortest time. 2 generations, while the OECD average is … Læs resten

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Free speech

Dave Winer: If you fight for free speech only for people who agree with you then you are not for free speech. The problem as I experience it is, that most of the people I am opposed to don’t actually … Læs resten

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John McCain

I have previously written that I had changed my mind on McCain. So, reading about his passing, I find this summary to be most accurate: In a just world, a man like John McCain would be recorded in history as … Læs resten

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Healthcare and Welfare

I like that we have access to a mostly competent and mostly free healthcare i Denmark. I don’t understand why regular and common visits to the dentist are not covered but I should probably look into that before criticizing the … Læs resten

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