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[5]: Good on the EU!
by pgeorgi on Fri 18th Nov 2011 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good on the EU! "
pgeorgi
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2010-02-18

Is southern Germany more corrupt than northern Germany?

Generally speaking that's true.

Or has this nothing more to do with religion than the commenter's own religious prejudice.

It still has nothing to do with religious prejudice but, as stated in the comment, with culture.

The so-called "christian" party that keeps a stronghold on Bavaria for 50+ years can do pretty much whatever they want (including large scale corruption) and still get reelected with a comfortable margin. But they're weaker these days and need a minor partner, and in the other southern state they've been shown the door in March.

Protestants.. well, they protest at some point ;-)


Not saying that there's no corruption in the northern parts of Germany, but either their smarter at hiding their tracks, they're really less corrupt than in the south, or they're dumped more quickly (and thus weigh their benefits by corruption with the risk of losing officed more).

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