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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 Repubblica.it).


Here's what I came out:

polimetro


Obviously it must be remembered that the test is based on questions (or rather statements) strong (in my opinion) which can easily respond with excesses (categorical categorical yes or no), and therefore is unable to assign an accurate assessment ... but it's still a little game fun.

That's why I could not vote

March 20, 2008 2 comments

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

How can we 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 above all a duty of every citizen of this nation"

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

But now they are lost, completely lost.

Not only did I identify with a political figure in the running for the top spot of the podium, which would already be a fact of success, but there is not a single person among the candidates or parties which do not try what some form of disgust / repulsion.

I've always been opposed to the extreme, then consider the idea to give a preference to the outer sides 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 economic solutions that encourage wage increase the minimum threshold of € 1,100 monthly. Move somewhat idiot why would result in empirically staff reduction by the companies for being subject to a minimum roof or, if this increase was supported by the State, would produce an increase in 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 the economic development of a country. Where are they can not build anything even when the collective good exceed their mania to save puppies, plants and stones. "Supporting good ideals is right, hang on to stupid ideals is silly"

The "big" 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 how much less utopian. Right idea, wrong time, the tools and the inability to involve other political forces on the big energy problem of this period.

PD, the Democratic Party, the party with a formidable 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" (right-left) that do not quite understand yet whether it wants to move to the left or right. Well maybe this, so you do not live more than historical legacies related to the historical concept of Right and Left in Italy.

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

PDL, the People of Freedom. Nominate a man already premier candidate for the fifth time? A man came out defeated the last elections? But what is the point? Where is the spirit of innovation that would have to ride the new offspring of politics?
I did not want to reiterate the various speeches anti-Berlusconi who have linked many people to make trinofare (few votes) coalition (Olive) that willingly or unwillingly gave birth (or continuity depends on your point of view) to a phenomenon of constant and inexorable 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 will not have a strong power to govern, but again a mediation favors factional and sectarian.
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 incident that happened a few hours ago.

Carryover from Corriere.it:

According to what has emerged, the young fan was joined by a gunshot in the service area of ​​Badia al Pino, where they clashed ultras of Lazio, to Milan, and Juventus travel to Parma.


The games, for having the 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 Corriere.it:

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, which had intervened on reporting to quell the brawl between fans biancocelesti and Juventus.


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

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

Security measures in huge stadiums, with seizure of bars, bombs cards, 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 yelling, swearing, seek confrontations with those around you for no reason?

Because of you now you do not play.
Because your family can not go to the stadium.
Because your captain accidents.
For your fault 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 (violence or other)? Here, made a few years in jail, for real, without discounts of any kind of punishment.

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

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

Summary: a military regime, repressive against a peace movement (Buddhist monks) who protest against oppression within the country. Five victims among 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 local 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 USA and EU who have labored so much against the dictatorial regime in Iraq and Saddam's bloody and against the danger of Afghanistan, land of the hiding place of bin Laden and his terrorist militias.

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

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

Principle I am opposed to 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, it is obvious, know it all, sometimes it is admitted in chorus, 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 omit many, many factors, but I am sure that the structure and the reasons underlying these decisions are easily represented in the diagram shown above.

Do not mention the wars in Africa that our newspapers / news programs even give hints or spaces in print. But the pattern is the same: no interest, no real action. And we, 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

Traveling on the site of Beppe Grillo and I found the link of the personal blog of Mastella ...

I therefore decided to make a walk, and finally to leave a comment, which is in the approval process (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, broadcast on RAI-3 - Ballarò. The topics 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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