Category Archives: politics

Political topics and views.

War Porn.

Sometimes, when some individual, group, institution publishes, releases, leaks a cruel video of this planet’s conflicts, media decide not to show it or only show a (edited) screenshot. I usually end up trying to find the uncut video on the … Continue reading

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RE: Outreach Program for Women

Started writing this posting four weeks ago. Time to publish, seeing the latest blogposts by Philip and Marina on Planet GNOME about the Outreach Program for Women (OPW). First things first (so you can stop reading if you disagree here): … Continue reading

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Bundestagswahl.

Ich kann nicht sagen dass ich die Piratenpartei gut fände. Aber ich kann sagen, dass ich sämtliche anderen Optionen noch enttäuschender finde, speziell wenn die Bundeskanzlerin mal geschworen hat Schaden vom Volke abzuwenden, nur um dann keinerlei Meinung zum massenweisen … Continue reading

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Überwachung

(Übersetzung und Aktualisierung des englischen Textes. Verweise zu Quellen in englischer Sprache sind als solche gekennzeichnet.) Wer des Englischen mächtig ist, der möge das Interview mit Edward Snowden (englischsprachiger Link) schauen, um seine Beweggründe zu verstehen sowie die Ironie, daß … Continue reading

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Surveillance.

It’s worth to watch the interview with Edward Snowden to understand his intentions and the irony that he needs questionable governments to protect him against “democracies” who are all allies of the government that persecutes him. Spin doctors manage well … Continue reading

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Občan K.: Questioning identity.

Two days ago the documentary “Občan K.” by artist group Ztohoven (homepage; Wikipedia article) was released. “Občan K.” translates to “Citizen K” but “občanka” is also the colloquial Czech word for an ID card – the plastic card issued by … Continue reading

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Die Systemfrage und die Gerechtigkeit.

Nach Lektüre von Texten wie “Mein Jahr in der Linkspartei” und “Der Sozialismus ist gar nicht so übel” in der FAZ (der Artikel ist nicht mehr online verfügbar, aber das Teilfazit) tauchen manchmal Ideale, die Realität da draußen, und die … Continue reading

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Stallman keynote‽

Having attended last year’s GCDS keynote one sentence in the latest GNOME Foundation board meeting minutes scared me: “GNOME.Asia/COSCUP: Richard Stallman will be doing a keynote”. As I was told that he has received a copy of GNOME’s new Speaker … Continue reading

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Nevolte Levici! Přemluv dědu a bábu.

Ale kde jsou KDU-ČSL, KSČM, SZ a VV?Pojď! Mám křížovky ráda!

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A blast from the (German) past

Spend a day at my parents’ place this weekend and cleaned up a bit. Found this old application for Western German citizens to enter East Germany. Interesting to see all the stuff that was asked for. Also wondering why it’s … Continue reading

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