Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Feb 2012 12:26 UTC
Legal "Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media. In short: every law proposal, every ordinance, and every governmental report hostile to the net, youth, and civil liberties here in Sweden in recent years have been commissioned by the US government and industry interests." How such prestigious nations with such long and proud histories, like Sweden, The Netherlands, and so on, can succumb to pressure from a former colony is beyond me. We should know better.
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by chemical_scum on Sun 5th Feb 2012 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ???"
chemical_scum
Member since:
2005-11-02

So to is Canada under the now majority government of the (neo)-Conservative right wing extremist prime minister Harper.

He is now trying very hard to follow the US instructions on the destruction of freedom and free speech on the internet as well as threatening to destroy our pension rights.

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by kristoph on Mon 6th Feb 2012 06:24 in reply to "RE[3]: ???"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

On the bright side the CAD is kicking ass, the resources sector of the economy is booming, the financial sector is rock solid, the job picture (versus historical trends) is pretty good, the Canadian GDP growth is wiping the floor with those of most first world economies, the energy sector continues to expand, and there are all sorts of other awesome things going for you guys.

So, yeah, Harper is a bit a nut but Canada is doing pretty well under his watch - which is probably why he keeps getting re-elected Let's be honest though, Chr├ętien was a bit of a nut too - albeit a liberal one - so this sort of like a Canadian trend. ;-)

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by zima on Sun 12th Feb 2012 23:30 in reply to "RE[4]: ???"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

When Canada becomes a profligate empire, "Blame Canada!" will be awesome ;>

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