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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've done, specifically testing politometro.

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

You can take the test by clicking here (sponsored by

Here's what I came out:


Of course, it should be noted that the test is based on questions (or statements), strong (in my opinion) which is easily answered with excess (categorical categorical yes or no), and therefore can not give an accurate assessment ... but it's a play fun.

That's why I could not vote

March 20, 2008 2 comments

How would Caesar 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 above all a duty of every citizen of this nation"

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

But now I'm 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 of ​​assigning a preference to the outer sides are out of my range. So we eliminate the extreme right, the group Storanchè (Storace-Santanchè), and the mixture called Rainbow multicolored I think.

The reasons:

Storanchè ... lack of expertise and professionalism, and I do not want to bring up descriptions of the characters.

Bertinotti and his party are anachronistic to me, still the '60s and cost-effective solutions that promote an increase in the minimum wage of € 1,100 per month. Move a little stupid because they result in a reduction of staff empirically by companies to being subject to a minimum threshold or, if this increase was supported by the State, would produce an increase in government spending by pushing up inflation and then make a record wage increase only nominal and not real (loss of purchasing power).

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

The "big" center Casini picks up the pieces here and there and does not have a concrete program if not at the point in favor of nuclear energy. However establish an election on a point-to-long-term (10 years at least) is less than utopian. Right idea, wrong time, the instruments and the failure to involve other political forces on the big energy problem in this period.

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

Why not run alone keeping their program without no compromise with other parties? It would have been decided about the right ...

PDL, the People of Freedom. Nominate a candidate for prime minister a man already the fifth time? A man who was defeated by the last election? But what's the point? Where is the spirit of innovation that would have to ride the new offspring of politics?
I did not want to repeat the various discourses anti-Berlusconi who have linked many people to make trinofare (a few votes) coalition (Olive) who willingly or unwillingly gave birth (or continuity depends on your point of view) to a phenomenon of constant and relentless confidence 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 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 seem even more wrong.

I just feel lost.

... That bitterness!

Ignorance of the fan

November 11, 2007 No comments

I write on the occasion of something that happened a few hours ago.

Carryover from

As it 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, Parma and Juventus en route.

The games, for having Chronicle, this Sunday is the 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 early investigations conducted by investigators at the gas station of Badia al Pino, it is possible that shooting may have been an agent of the Traffic Police, which had intervened on alert to quell the brawl between the fans biancocelesti and Juventus.

Now in the last few hours it was learned that the game was suspended in Milan, the fans of Atalanta in Bergamo and Milan you are uploading coalition security forces. In Milan, Inter and Lazio supporters have railed with vocals (referring to the old question Raciti) against the police ... and similar scenes a little 'at all stages of Italy.

This is the ignorance of the fans. Do you go to the stadium to watch a game, but you go to a fight for a fight, to scream 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 the football fights, insults, chants, banners, weapons, drugs, etc ...

Safety measures in huge stadiums, with the 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 waste time idiot fan in achieving a banner extolling racist or concepts of the extreme right (or left-wing against the police) without knowing at least the story? Why throw the game to shout, swear, try clashes 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 of you captain accidents.
Because of you someone is dead.

The formula is safe, or at least there should be: real measures against these attitudes to violence. Go to the stadium and doing stupid things (violence, etc.)? Here, made a few years in jail, for real, no discounts for penalties of any kind.

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

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Iraq and Burma, different interests?

September 26, 2007 5 comments

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

Summary: a military regime, against a repressive anti-war movement (Buddhist monks) who protest against oppression in the country. Five victims among religious siege to the most famous monasteries in the area, with attached tear gas, arrests and charges outstanding (including Zaganar, one of the most famous actors, and Wing Nain, well-known activist for civil rights).

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

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

In Iraq, there has posed the question to do or not to go to war, you are asked the question:
"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 others with similar social situations, it was decided to ignore the problem or to use sanctions " soft. "

The answer is known, it is obvious, know it all, sometimes we admit the chorus, but we do nothing to try to understand why you are using 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. Definitely leave out many, many factors, but I am sure that the facility 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 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 25, 2007 No comments

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

So I 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 fully, broadcast on RAI-3 - Ballaro. The topics were many and glowing and I felt a strong urge to write to someone ... more than anything else, I think, as a form of relief.

I offer then the message / letter sent to the Minister Mastella (in PDF format):

pdf_icon - Open letter to Mastella

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