Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:19 UTC
Legal "A leaked document from the CleanIT project shows just how far internal discussions in that initiative have drifted away from its publicly stated aims, as well as the most fundamental legal rules that underpin European democracy and the rule of law. The European Commission-funded CleanIT project claims that it wants to fight terrorism through voluntary self-regulatory measures that defends the rule of law. The initial meetings of the initiative, with their directionless and ill-informed discussions about doing 'something' to solve unidentified online 'terrorist' problems were mainly attended by filtering companies, who saw an interesting business opportunity. Their work has paid off, with numerous proposals for filtering by companies and governments, proposals for liability in case sufficiently intrusive filtering is not used, and calls for increased funding by governments of new filtering technologies." I'll just leave a link here to one of the most popular OSNews articles of all time.
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RE[3]: Fascism returns!!!
by Fennec_Fox on Tue 25th Sep 2012 17:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fascism returns!!!"
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As a matter of personal opinion, this is a direct consequence of a 2-party system. Such rigid setting automaticaly results in a boolean choice - there is no middle-ground, 3rd alternative (real one), etc. "Fuzzy logic" concept is not permitted. Polarization / confrontation is built into the system. Red and Blue can not and will not work together. By definition.

Under these conditions, defeating the opponent becomes the ultimate goal in itself - everything else is secondary. It is more evident in Republican philosophy, where all proposals from the Democrats, - however constructive and sensible they might be, - are automatically rejected, opposed, blocked, filibustered for one reason only - they came from the "other" camp, therefore we will fight them. Full stop. Dems are better at compromizing, but just barely.

Time to change the entire polytical system, non? ;)

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RE[4]: Fascism returns!!!
by Alfman on Tue 25th Sep 2012 18:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Fascism returns!!!"
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Doh, I couldn't give you +1, but it's the truth.

The bipartisan stage is horrible at promoting good representation. All to often we have to vote on politicians who are most likely to win instead of those who have the best ideas.

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