Wired Opinion is now open, a new blog of more or less controversial ideas. The roster of writers looks interesting.
Tea Partyized comics page courtesy of Boston Globe.
Some tiresome, some bullseye hits.
This Teanuts-strip is among the latter.
kaisarastimo.info, because people need to know how little clue our councilmen have.
From anarchism to yemenism. It’s all there.
CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
96% (8.7 Billion dollars) of the money allocated to rebuild Iraq is unaccounted for.
Thanks to Janne, the sad state of internet-savviness of the finnish green party is now on the table. Or the utter lack thereof.
I’m sure Jyrki Kasvi, whom I could now (following the move to Espoo) vote for, is not happy with the state of affairs.
And unless Kaisa Rastimo’s cluelessness is reined in, the vote for the greens remains just a prospect, not reality.
A dipity timeline explains the stealthy progress of the impending new copyright treaty.
With the volume of a swiss horn.
Curiously enough, the report was written within one of the banks that went under, and it implicates plenty of the powers that used to be, and sadly, still are. Plenty of shady insider deals, plenty of officials dipping in the till.
Thus far the report, whose veracity is not really questioned, has not seen daylight in mass media either in Iceland or here in Finland.
[ via Piraattiliitto. ]
A couple of recent pickups:
99+1 countries. I’m so far behind at mere 28.
Suomen Kuvalehti has a couple of good blogs: Kuvien Takaa (movies), Gourmet (like, food), polkom (domestic political stupidity)
and the new blog by Jari Lindholm – too bad the site does not have feeds, and the doormat page has severely cropped entries.
Snitchtown, now with extra pictures of CCTV cameras.
At least one pirate was voted in in yesterday’s EU parliament elections.
For once, it’s Sweden that shows the way.
The Pirate Party is already the third biggest in our neighbour, and the 7% take in the election is not to be scoffed at.
The candidate didn’t make it. With less than 3% of the votes still to be tallied, the margin is too wide for a late hour stretch.
Well, EU’s loss is Finland’s gain.
Thus I’m allowed to bitch about the Brussels/Strasbourg-based fat cats’ decisionmaking and lack thereof for the next season.
The finnish pirate party has amassed enough signatures and is now on the way to become a real party.
Aftonbladet, Sweden’s largest newspaper censored the surging Piratpartiet from its EU-election poll.
The pirate party is now the third largest in the country, so this is not explainable by any sane reasoning (at the same time two other parties were excised from the mock-voting machinery as well).
Nannyknowsbest, blogging the descent of Britain.
This (like a few other things) got missed due to the holidays.
Paavo Lipponen, our grouchy ex-prime minister, has written an easter column (which does not, despite its name, have anything to do with blogs) that pretty much would guarantee a gold medal in Vancouver olympics if hubris was an officially sanctioned sport.
The actual votes on the snooping law legislation fell like this.
With the capitulation of the greens (including their new General Secretary) and the impending departure of the lone sane man in the building, it’s time to abandon the conventional parties and join the pirates. I’m pretty sure that dangling the prospect of continued presence in power will be less attractive to a group so marginal.
With no less than close to 25%, forty-seven MPs missing in action, this is in so many ways a travesty of democracy.