Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 11:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems No matter where you look these days, there's a profound sense here in the west that the people no longer having any tangible control over what our governments do. Sure, we are allowed to vote every once in a while, but effectively, most of our countries are governed by backroom deals and corporate interests. If matters really do get out of hand, how do we fight this? Well, with technology of course!
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RE: I am glad
by Sodki on Mon 20th Feb 2012 17:43 UTC in reply to "I am glad"
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

the democratically elected Greek government has been replaced by an unelected 'technocrat' sent from Brussels, same in Italy, etc etc etc


On the other hand, Italy's government at the hands of media baron Berlusconi is... appalling. I can't really wrap my head around the fact that people still vote for him!

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RE[2]: I am glad
by utumno on Mon 20th Feb 2012 17:50 in reply to "RE: I am glad"
utumno Member since:
2008-02-10

True, Berlusconi is a clown, but I hope you are not saying that just because some prime minister is a clown, ha can be replaced by a unelected Goldman Sachs puppet whenever the financial oligarchy says so?

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RE[3]: I am glad
by Gestahlt on Mon 20th Feb 2012 21:20 in reply to "RE[2]: I am glad"
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2011-10-17

I always liked Berlusconi. With Berlusconi, you always saw it coming. He might be an a**, but at least you knew where you at.

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