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Frekkhetens nådegave

September 14, 2010

Da frekkhetens nådegave blei delt ut, sto transportselskapet Ruter utvilsomt  langt fram i køen. Selskapet ønsker nå  å ilegge passasjerer med gyldig billett glemmegebyr. Ikke nok med det, Ruter-sjef  Bernt Reitan Jenssen har til og med nerver til å påstå at dette er til kundenes eget beste.

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What happens in Burma…

September 9, 2010

…stays in Burma. At least, that has been the case for decades. While the Burmese junta has destroyed more than 3,500 villages, routinely used rape as a weapon of war against ethnic minorities, forcefully displayed over 1 million refugees and recruited tens of thousands of child soldiers, the so-called civilized world has largely turned a rather myopic – if not totally blind – eye.

Hopefully, this may be about to change. In March, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Burma called for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma. The claim is supported by both Burmese human rights organizations and The European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma (EPCB).

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A certain political bent

August 31, 2010

While I am not currently a member or supporter of any political party, I am, as most of  my readers have no doubt noticed, far from apolitical.

I do try to keep my blog fair, reliable and truthful, but honestly, objectivity is not my priority when it comes to blogging.  I am not and will never be politically neutral, and neither are my posts on this blog.  My blog is neither a newspaper nor a research paper, and if you think you have detected in my posts a certain bias or political bent, you are probably right.

I, on the other hand, am not right. I am left. Economically left, socially libertarian, to be precise. At least, that is, according to a test called The Political Compass.

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Hard anger

August 12, 2010

En nasjonalnaturalistisk novelle.

Alle personer og hendelser i denne teksten er oppdikta. En hver likhet med virkelige personer og hendelser er i høyeste grad tilsikta.

«Å, søren,» tenkte Janus i det han slapp taket i masta og kasta seg ut. «Fillern!» Han angra nå. Han var faktisk litt engstelig. Ikke redd akkurat, men for en gangs skyld var han rett og slett ikke sikker på om dette kom til å gå bra. Hvorfor måtte han alltid være så tøff i trynet?

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Judge your peers

August 5, 2010
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For about a year, you have been able to rate my posts in this blog. While I do wish that more of my readers had actually done so, I cannot complain when it comes to the ratings I have received – they have been excellent!

While relatively few of you have been interested in passing judgement on the works of yours truly, I thought that you might perhaps be more eager to judge – and be judged by – your peers. Therefore, I have now enabled rating for comments. Go forth and judge thy neighbours!

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