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by Fran on Tue Mar 17th, 2009 at 04:26:02 PM EST
Libertas? Nein Danke! Say NO to Europe's New Right Wing: Libertas France can't speak French according to Libertas the pan european political party blog
The amazing stupidity of Libertas HQ planners in Brussels is manifest in the fact that the Libertas France Twitter feed is being written in English according to Libertas the pan European political Party blog. How does Phillipe de Villiers feel about that?

These twitter feed are being written by interns of Libertas like Alan Kennedy and good time girl "Tanya Libertas". These kids don't realise that association with fascists is something that will stick to their reputations for life.
by Fran on Tue Mar 17th, 2009 at 04:33:21 PM EST
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These kids don't realise that association with fascists is something that will stick to their reputations for life.

But they're cool and edgy and will probably lead well cushioned lives in Washington when they've finished tormenting europe at the CIA's behest.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Mar 17th, 2009 at 06:48:46 PM EST
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Fighting for Freedom: Sweden's Pirate Party Stands in EU Elections - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

The Swedish Pirate Party is to stand in this summer's European elections to battle for the freedom of information. It's one of a growing number of parties in Europe that believe private citizens should be able to download books or music for their own use.

The Swedish Pirate Party wants to fight for freedom of information. Restrictive rules for patents and copyrights result in the detrimental monitoring of citizens, warns to the Swedish Pirate Party, which is fielding 20 candidates in this summer's elections for the European Parliament.

"If the politicians want to prevent ordinary citizens from sharing films, music and other forms of culture, they have to constantly expand the ability to monitor -- because as soon as the authorities close down one culture-sharing facility, another pops up very quickly," says Christian Engström, who is the primary candidate for the party.

by Fran on Tue Mar 17th, 2009 at 04:35:24 PM EST
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They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Wed Mar 18th, 2009 at 07:08:21 AM EST
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EU parliament to run glitzy campaign for June elections - EUobserver

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Stung by years of low turnout and lacklustre national campaigns, the European Parliament has launched a glossy campaign with a single message in a bid to make European politics count among the bloc's 375 million voters.

Under the slogan "European elections, it's your choice," the campaign will feature posters, TV and radio spots and seminars, as well as running on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. It will cost a total of €18 million, or five cents per voter.

The campaign will use TV and internet in an €18 million bid to get people excited about the June event

There will be a series of video recording booths where citizens ran record a message on what they think of the EU, advertisements on 15,000 billboards and election roadshows in Ireland, the UK, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain and Portugal.

It is aiming to be a "European campaign with a single message common to all member states," in stark contrast to previous European elections, which had the air of 27 separate national election days.

by Fran on Tue Mar 17th, 2009 at 04:44:21 PM EST
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A potential Bottom/Up solution to Global Warming?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Mar 17th, 2009 at 04:58:14 PM EST
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All hail the Noodly One!

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 17th, 2009 at 05:01:50 PM EST
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