Archive for the Politics Category

Thoughtcrime in France – like 1984

Convictions in France for visiting radical websites. I don’t approve of visiting such sites; but being convicted just for thoughts

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Polizei sagt: “Flughafenregeln sind albern”

Bei der Sicherheitskontrolle am Flughafen Düsseldorf musste ich Haarspray wegschmeißen. Begründung: "Die Flasche erscheint größer als 100 ml" (es war

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Edward #Snowden Bust in Brooklyn Park (just for a few hours…)

Very cool: Activists erected a Snowden-Memorial in a park in NYC – police is furious and took it down quickly.

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Economist: “The only way to feel good about American democracy is to set it beside Brussels”

The Economist gets a new Editor, the quote above is from John Micklethwait, the outgoing one in his leader The

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FDP, Rest In Peace

Really? New colors for the FDP (liberal party of Germany)? It’s sad, it used to be a party for entrepreneurs

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Finally: climate realism instead of climate skepticism #economist

Climate change: In the balance | The Economist http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21600080-new-report-ipcc-implies-climate-exceptionalism-notion

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Finally: New nuclear reactors being built

First, I acknowledge that nuclear energy has a problem – Fukoshima demonstrated that. But I would argue that the problem

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Gapminder

Hans Rosling is a Statistics-Geek (who has some amazing talks on TED).  Now his Statistics-Tool Gapminder is online – load

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Europaparlament – wen wählen…?

Am 9. Juni sind Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament.   Bei einer deprimierend niedrigen erwarteten Wahlbeteiligung von unter 40% zählt dennoch

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EU refuses access to Microsoft contracts

This is outrageous!  Marco Cappato asked the European Council to see the contracts they have with Microsoft, and was refused

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