It’s time for a political rant again. Today I went to my bank because I saved money and since it’s easier to count 100 Euro notes, I wanted to exchange my remaining 50 Euro notes. The idea did sound easy, just go to the bank with 300 Euro in 50 Euro notes, and ask them to give me 3 green 100 Euro notes. The woman behind the bar then asked me for my credit card and I told her that I just would want to exchange the notes to larger ones, I didn’t plan to put this on my account. … Continue reading When You Welcome Such Masses of Refugees, You Sure Need A Surveillance State
This is not a news, Facebook has been criticized by German politicians for not censoring Facebook comments, or for not giving the right tools to censor comments on the own fan pages at Facebook. Currently all known German politicians battle with the ever-increasing amount of negative comments on their pages, and while it’s true, you can find hate speech, the majority of the comments are not hateful but written by people with justified worries and question. When Merkel talked with Zuckerberg, she probably didn’t ask for better moderation tools on Facebook pages to be able to delete the hate speech … Continue reading Does Merkel Know The Difference Between Meaningful Critique And Hate Speech?
Ok now I do remind what was one of many reasons I started to write in a blog. Gettings annoying things out of the head. Tomorrow is German election and I had a talk with a non-voter today. His opinion sounds like “I anyway can´t change anything as the bigger parties do win again like always”. I know this guy and he often complains about the political situation in germany. Well, in fact many do since the euro currency. But talking with a non-voter is strange, really strange. I mean, how can he say that he can´t change anything when … Continue reading German elections 2013 and the non-voters…
The Daily Prompt asked: “Is political correctness a useful concept, or does it stifle honest discussion?” and I must say that the answer is for me clear. Political Correctness (which is by the way a huge problem in Germany at the moment) does stifle honest discussion and it does also suppress opinions. Political correctness always reminds me to a dictatorship. Yes I do say it clear here. I truly see similarities. Political correctness is if a ruling party in your country is telling you every time if you do think different, your are bad. This is happening through the ruling … Continue reading Daily Prompt: P.C.
I was bored today and after reading too much about the Prism scandal and Edward Snowden in the news, I decided to create a photomontage and a funny meme with Photoshop or let me say a parody about Prism, the NSA and CIA. I used this creative common image and photo of a data center and pimped it a little bit so that it fits my taste. I then added a few decals and finally added a meme message. As said. This is a parody about the whole scandal and all involved authorities and the image is not meant to … Continue reading Hard Drive Broken and Data Loss? No Problem! Ask NSA and CIA for a Back Up.
The Daily Post asks: “It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know. Agree or disagree?”. And I do agree. I am politics interested but don’t care much about any religion. I accept that people believe in what they believe. So let me first say, you wouldn´t see me talking much about religion with anybody anyway. I let people believe what they believe while I don’t stop inform myself about the latest news of natural sciences. That´s what I do believe in. I think a conversation would be pointless here because both beliefs … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Polite Company