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The politometro

March 27, 2008 4 comments

Oh Jesus!

Pardon the expletive, but I remained astonished by the outcome of the tests I made, namely testing politometro.

A test that assesses the political orientation of a subject through 15 multiple-choice questions.

You can perform the test by clicking here (sponsored by

Here's what I came out:


Obviously should be noted that the test is based on questions (or rather statements) strong (in my opinion) that easily respond with excesses (categorical categorical yes or no) and therefore can not give an accurate assessment ... but it's still a little game fun.

That's why I could not vote

March 20th, 2008 2 comments

How would Cesare Cesaroni ... "that bitterness!"

How can you think of not voting in elections to a political party, a preference card that, in theory, should govern for the next term and decide the fate of our country?

"Voting is a right, and first and foremost a duty of every citizen of this nation"

This is what I always thought, and that until a few weeks ago I would have argued strenuously with firm conviction of being right reasoning.

But now they are lost, completely lost.

Not only did I identify with a political vying for the top spot of the podium, which would have made a success, but there is just one person among the candidates or parties which do not try what some form of disgust / repulsion.

I've always been opposed to extremes, then consider the idea to give a preference to the factions outside is out of my range. So we eliminate the extreme right, the group Storanchè (Storace-Santanchè), and the mixture multicolored called Rainbow I think.

The reasons:

Storanchè ... lack of skills and professionalism and I will not bring up descriptions of the characters.

Bertinotti and his party are anachronistic to me, still the '60s and affordable solutions that encourage the increase of the minimum wage to € 1,100 monthly. Move somewhat idiot why would result in empirically staff reduction by the companies for being subject to a minimum limit or, if this increase was supported by the state, would increase public spending by pushing up inflation and then to record a wage increase only nominal and not real (loss of purchasing power).

The Greens, the brake of economic development of a country. Where you are they can not build anything even when the collective good exceed their mania to save puppies, plants and stones. "Supporting good ideals are right, cling to ideals is stupid fool"

The "open" center of Casini collects the pieces here and there and does not have a concrete program if not at the point in favor of nuclear energy. However base a campaign on a point-to-long-term (10 years at least) is at best utopian. Right idea, wrong time, the tools and the inability to involve other political forces on the big issue of energy this time.

PD, the Democratic Party, the party with tremendous momentum ... just against everything, a real significant trend, lost very soon including the good old Di Pietro and the Radicals. Again jumble? It makes no sense ... a party of "denistra" (left-right) who do not quite understand yet whether it wants to move to the left or right. Well maybe this, so we do not live more than historical legacies related to the historical concept of the Right and the Left in Italy.

Why not run alone maintaining its program without having no compromise with other parties? It would be decided about right ...

PDL, the People of Freedom. Nominate a candidate for prime minister a man already the fifth time? A man came out defeated from the last elections? But what is the point? Where is the spirit of innovation that would have to ride the scions of the new policy?
I did not want to reiterate the various speeches anti-Berlusconi that have tied many people to make trinofare (a few votes) coalition (Ulivo) that like it or not has created (or continuous depending on your point of view) to a phenomenon of constant and unrelenting mistrust of the electorate in the political world.

What should I vote? How can I vote these people?
Regardless of what will be my choice, we have a strong power to rule, but again favors mediation of factional and partisan.
Regardless of what will be my choice, I know that I will remain disappointed.

The vote is not wrong, but the vote each of these alternatives seems even more wrong.

I just feel lost.

... That bitterness!

Ignorance of the fan

November 11, 2007 No comments

I write at the event that took place a few hours ago.

Carryover from

As it emerged, the young fan was hit by a gunshot in the service area of ​​Badia al Pino, where they clashed ultras of Lazio, to Milan, and Juventus on their way to Parma.

The games, for having Chronicle, this Sunday are Inter-Lazio and Parma-Juventus ... now please explain why a group of Lazio fans (in this case) should attack two Juventus fans.

Also from

According to initial investigations conducted by investigators at the service station of Badia al Pino, it is possible that shooting may have been an agent of the Traffic Police, who had intervened on the recommendation to quell the brawl between fans Biancocelesti and Juventus.

Now in these last hours it was learned that the game was suspended in Milan, that the fans in Bergamo Atalanta and AC Milan's coalition are charging the police. In Milan, the fans of Inter and Lazio have railed with choirs (in reference to the old question Raciti) against the police ... and similar scenes a little 'in all stages of Italy.

This is ignorance of the fans. Do you go to the stadium to see a game, but you go to a fight, for a clash, to shout insults at players or opposing fans. Sportsmanship takes a back seat, even in last stage, leaving room for everything that should not even be close to football: fights, insults, choirs, banners, weapons, drugs, etc ...

Security measures in huge stadiums, with seizure of bars, cards bombs, knives and all kinds of weapon ... but this is madness. How can you go to see a game with a crowbar? What do you need? Why stupid fan lose time in making a banner praising concepts racist or extreme right (or left-wing against the police) without knowing a minimum of history? Why throw the game to shout, curse, seek confrontations with those around you for no reason?

Because your time is not played.
Because your family can not go to the stadium.
Because your captain accidents.
Because of you someone died.

The formula is safe, or at least there should be: real measures against these attitudes of violence. Go to the stadium and do stupid things (violent or otherwise)? Here, he made a few years in jail, for real, without discounts of punishment of any kind.

Fan stupid, ignorant, we have stew, let our football.

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Iraq and Burma, different interests?

September 26, 2007 5 comments

The many (I hope) or short (I fear) that follow the newspapers and the television news these days can not fail to have heard of the great and terrible events that are involving Myanmar, Burma.

"The military junta for 45 years oppressing Burma (now renamed Myanmar by the regime) these days trying to stop protest marches led by Buddhist monks in the only way he knows: the iron fist. But it does not. "
[Source: BBC]

Summary: a military regime, repression against a peace movement (Buddhist monks) who protest against oppression within the country. Five casualties religious siege to the most famous monasteries in the area, with attached tear gas, charges and arrests excellent (including Zaganar, one of the most famous actors, and Wing Nain, a prominent activist for civil rights).

And what does the rest of the world exporter of democracy? I speak of course of the EU and of the USA who have labored so much against the dictatorial regime in Iraq and Saddam's bloody and against the danger of Afghanistan, the land of the hiding place of bin Laden and his terrorist militias.

What they do, indeed, what we do? Sanctions.
There are already sanctions hanging over the region, monetary sanctions against the country, which do nothing but aggravate the already serious situation of a poor country.

In Iraq there was posed the question to make or not make war, we asked ourselves is:
"We make war saying to export democracy or we go to war for the interests of black gold?"

Principle I am against the war, but I spontaneously ask why in some countries, you do so easily "war" when in others, with similar social situations, you decide to ignore the problem or to use sanctions " soft ".

The answer is known, is obvious, know it all, sometimes we admit one voice, but we do nothing to try to understand why you use so much hypocrisy with this impudence!

Iraq, oil, business, dollars, wealth, interests.
Burma, peaceful monks, Buddhism, poverty, no interest.

I see it very simple, perhaps too much. Certainly it omits many, many factors, but I am sure that the structure and the reasons underlying these decisions are easily represented in the diagram shown above.

I do not mention the wars in Africa that our newspapers / news even give hints or spaces in print. But the pattern is the same: no interest, no real action. And we talk about democracy in the world? Civil Rights? We can not even protect our right to the truth ... how can we expect to perform acts so "big" and "heroic" as the export justice, democracy and peace?

I'll never understand ...

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Open letter to Mastella

September 25th, 2007 No comments

I am traveling on the site of Beppe Grillo and I found the link to the blog Mastella ...

I therefore decided to make a walk, and finally to leave a comment, which is in the approval process (we'll see what will, I will update you on the outcome).

My choice is due to the fact that I was lying on the bed watching, maybe my first time completely, the transmission on RAI-3 - Ballarò. The arguments were many and hot and I felt a strong need to write to someone ... more than anything else, I think, as a form of relief.

I offer then the comment / letter sent to the Minister Mastella (PDF):

pdf_icon - Open letter to Mastella

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