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An environment minister who makes sense


Tee hee. Swedish TV channel accidentally slaps subtitles from a kids’ show onto a political debate.

Maybe. It’s an Imgur link, so I wouldn’t put my hand on my heart. Clickworthy, though.

And I ain’t doing nothing the big guys ain’t. Have you noticed how many mainstream news sites — particularly click-whorehouses like the Daily Mail — are scraping a big chunk of their content from social media? That you already saw hours ago?

Meanwhile, social media and legacy media are working together with governments to help ban ban ‘hate speech’. You know, “I don’t want to live next door to a Syrian” and like that.

Late at night…when all is still…if you listen very carefully…you can hear the bonds of civil society creak and groan.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: January 21, 2016, 2:14 am

The only Swedish I know, I learned from The Swedish Chef.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 21, 2016, 3:39 am

I wanted to give Skandia Recluse a thumbs up, but it would not respond. This happened last week but I don’t remember which post it was.

P.S. After I left my comment, the system let me give record a thumbs up.

Comment from JC
Time: January 21, 2016, 4:08 am

Hey! My late girlfriend was Syrian/Irish! Eastern Rite Orthodox, though.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 21, 2016, 8:28 am

Yeah, the rating system has gone a little hinky, Deborah. Sometimes you have to refresh the page before it’ll register a vote. I’ll look into it over the weekend.

Did you mean ‘late’ or ‘ex’, JC? I wouldn’t want to disrespect the dead, but Syrian/Irish would be…an awkward hybrid.

Comment from mojo
Time: January 21, 2016, 8:56 pm

Farage welcomes a “brexit”. Opinions from the cheap seats?


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 22, 2016, 5:50 am

“…Syrian/Irish would be… an awkward hybrid.”

Had a co-worker who was Coptic Egyptian. She married a Swedish (I think) guy.

Danny Thomas was Lebanese; he married an Italian girl.

Amor vincit omnia.

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