Tagged: Politics

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Thoughts on 2018

I wanted to write something about how my blog was read in 2018, but recent events distracted me from that. Now I am just surprised. I think it is the first time in my...

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Inquisition is back

Times long past are back: anonymous complaints, closed courts, opaque decisions, denial of redress, denial of communications. Brave New World

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Sharp did it again

I have written about a certain S. Sharp (formerly Sarah, now Sage) and their attacks on Linus. As everyone knows by now, the Linux Kernel Team has decided to adopt a Code of Conduct...

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#!/usr/bin/env != /usr/bin/perl

I just say one thing … I hate irrelevant policies. Now I have to either patch 59 files in TeX Live, or write a script that goes through a few Gb of data to...

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John Oliver and news in Japan

Yesterday evening I was enjoying several features by John Oliver, mostly about the upcoming election in the US (Scandals), but also one of the best features I have heard from him on Guantánamo. It...

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Suki Kim – Without You, There Is No Us

A book that goes further behind the walls that surround North Korea than anything else I have seen. Suki Kim managed to squeeze herself, American-Korean, into a English teaching job at the Pyongyang University...

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Rest in peace UK

I am mourning for the UK. I feel so much pain and pity for all my good friends over there. Stupidity has won again. Good bye UK, your long reign has found its end....

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Armenia and Turkey – Erdoğan did it again

It is 101 years to the day that Turkey started the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide. And Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the populistic and seemingly maniac president of Turkey, does not...

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Ian Buruma: Wages of Guilt

Since moving to Japan, I got more and more interested in history, especially the recent history of the 20th century. The book I just finished, Ian Buruma (Wiki, home page) Wages of Guilt –...

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SJW attitude in science

Recently, Eric Raymond, famous for is “The Cathedral and the Bazaar“, stepped forward to speak out against mixing social agenda, like equal treatment for everyone outside the white straight group, with meritocracy, the evaluation...

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七十年ニュルンベルク裁判と日本の現代史:歴史教科書に書いていない話

1945年11月20日からニュルンベルク裁判が始まった。ちょうど七十年前。これまでニュルンベルク裁判はドイツ人とドイツの社会の意識に強く存在する。オーストリア人の僕は学校の遠足で強制収容所へ行ったり、もちろんニュルンベルク裁判とその後の裁判の歴史を勉強した。

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天皇への3つの質問

今日天皇は石川に来た。第66回全国植樹祭のため。テレビ・新聞はハッピー・ハッピーの顔、旗を振っている人をばかり見せている。我慢ができなくて、天皇に質問を3つをする:

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100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Exactly 100 years ago the first genocide of the 20th century started: The Armenian Genocide at the hands of the Turks. The Ottoman empire, the predecessor of Turkey, ordered the deportation and execution of...