Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2011 23:20 UTC
Legal The saga surrounding SOPA will be dominating the headlines for a while yet, and today is no different. First of all, and most importantly, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution against SOPA, while also calling for net neutrality to become part of EU law. Second, and this is also interesting, we now have a list of software companies which are against freedom of speech on the web. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Microsoft are on this list. Update: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against SOPA. Update II: Tumbler's anti-SOPA message on their website generated almost 90000 (!) phone calls to representatives. Amazing.
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RE: Good on the EU!
by JAlexoid on Fri 18th Nov 2011 10:25 UTC in reply to "Good on the EU! "
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Thankfully there are still enough countries in the EU that remind their elected representatives who they represent. And there are countries that have 0 tolerance to corruption and Scandics don't really understand what "corruption" is.

The lines are as follows(wildly generalising):
- Protestant countries are least corrupt
- Catholic countries are corrupt
- Eastern orthodox countries are very corrupt
(It's more to do with the cultural heritage that religion brings with it, rather than that religion per se)

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RE[2]: Good on the EU!
by emokid156 on Fri 18th Nov 2011 13:00 in reply to "RE: Good on the EU! "
emokid156 Member since:
2006-04-19

Congratulations. You've successfully posted the biggest load of crap I've ever seen on OSNews.

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RE[3]: Good on the EU!
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 18th Nov 2011 13:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Good on the EU! "
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's not crap. This divide into three regions is actually pretty damn accurate - especially the Catholic vs. Protestant countries. Don't be fooled by the religion-based dividing line - this is about *cultural* differences, not *religious* differences. A better way may be to say Germanic+Nordic countries vs. Romanic countries.

However, fact remains: Protestant/Germanic+Nordic countries have very sound financial policies and very little corruption. Catholic/Romanic countries, on the other hand...

Edited 2011-11-18 13:05 UTC

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RE[3]: Good on the EU!
by JAlexoid on Sat 19th Nov 2011 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Good on the EU! "
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I bet you haven't really travelled around Europe, have you?

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