Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

Pirate Becomes Youngest EU Parliamentarian, Vows to Fight Archaic Laws and Mindsets

Amelia Andersdotter from Sweden will soon take oath as the youngest to join European Parliament in Brussels. The 24-year old member of The Pirate Party was voted to her seat more than two years ago, but her appointment was delayed all this while, due to bureaucratic hurdles. Andersdotter promises to fight archaic copyright laws and corporate interests.

In an interview to Torrent Freak, Andersdotter touched on issues like competition between telecommunication companies (state and private operators), certification, and the infamous ACTA legislation. “When national parliaments have been saying that they can’t do anything about ACTA, activists and media just kind of happily accept. What national parliaments could do, and should do, is obviously tell their national governments not to sign the agreements. That is and would be within their power,” she said. You can read the full interview at the source.

Sources: TorrentFreak, DailyTech
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96 Comments on Pirate Becomes Youngest EU Parliamentarian, Vows to Fight Archaic Laws and Mindsets

#1
N-Gen
These guys always impress me...and now this! This is epic on so many different levels.
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#2
PHaS3
...and she is quite fit too lol :laugh: :laugh:

Seriously though, that is impressive.
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#3
Shihabyooo
Pity that face'll be full of wrinkles by the time she figures out that there's nothing she can do against the menace that is copyright law. Well anyway, let's just wait and see what'll she do.
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#4
AlienIsGOD
notice the "at work" pic, those do look like cut marks on her arms, ie. blading :shadedshu
im sorry but if thats the case i cant take someone like that seriously.
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#5
theJesus
by: AlienIsGOD
notice the "at work" pic, those do look like cut marks on her arms, ie. blading :shadedshu
im sorry but i cant take someone like that seriously.
They could be old scars.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: AlienIsGOD
notice the "at work" pic, those do look like cut marks on her arms, ie. blading :shadedshu
im sorry but i cant take someone like that seriously.
I .. you .. WTFWTFWTFWTF.

You can't take sick people seriously? Can you take fat people or smokers seriously? Or people with a cold?

Just STFU about stuff you know nothing about. Now you will say you know stuff about stuff but judging by your comment you really don't know anything.

WTF.
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#7
bear jesus
Will be interesting to see what happens.

by: AlienIsGOD
notice the "at work" pic, those do look like cut marks on her arms, ie. blading :shadedshu
im sorry but i cant take someone like that seriously.
They do look like scars from cutting although for all we know she was attacked by a badger years ago :laugh:

But I'm curious why you can't take people who have hurt them self in the past seriously?

by: theJesus
They could be old scars.
They do look like old scars.
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#8
D0cZ
scars?

looking the second picture, her arms... dude, it's me or there's a lot of "emo" scars there? like those made by some random shaver? or maybe an angry cat? lol

on-topic: amazing, finally some decent acting on EU parliament!!
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#9
shb-
Those are no scars, its body hair. Leave the poor gal alone.
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#10
dir_d
by: AlienIsGOD
notice the "at work" pic, those do look like cut marks on her arms, ie. blading :shadedshu
im sorry but i cant take someone like that seriously.
Everyone deserves a second chance and it seems she has bounced back and is doing well. Dont be so quick to judge.
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#11
N-Gen
I have similar scars on my right arm, on a lesser scale, and guess what? It's a jellyfish sting from around 8 years ago.
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#13
jsfitz54
In polite society one would just wish her the best of luck in her endeavors.

Some people need to go to charm school.
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#14
kid41212003
Could be some s&m... those scars r caused from being tied.
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#15
AlienIsGOD
by: Frick
Just STFU about stuff you know nothing about. Now you will say you know stuff about stuff but judging by your comment you really don't know anything.
really? i've been down in the dumps b4, homeless for 8 years, addicted to many drugs and seen many things. For you to sit here over the internet and assume i know nothing about it proves your ignorance. I've seen countless friends die from drugs and seen many of them depressed and cutting themselves. I stand by my comment, and my experience allows me to comment on things I DO KNOW ABOUT.

@ KID you cant be sure those are tying scars....

@ Zakk, its not the appearance of the scars that irks me, its the mental state of the person that has those scars.

@N-Gen thats nice for you, but i have shown that pic around my friends, and everyones first thought is cutting

Its nice that you can all flame me for having an opinion and say i have no idea what im talking about, but i doubt many ppl on this site have walked in the same shoes as me.
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#16
ZakkWylde
Appearance shouldn't be a concern at all, that's ridiculous. I wish this sort of thing was more common in North America, those Scandinavians have their shit together!
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#17
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Aw I was hoping for a pic of a skinny Somali.
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#18
AlienIsGOD
by: Wrigleyvillain
Aw I was hoping for a pic of a skinny Somali.
:toast: Way to lighten th mood Bro :D
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#20
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Good for her I say. At least shes got a goal in life, unlike some others that always gota point out and find fault in everything ppl do.

TIP: take a look into a mirror, are you perfect?:shadedshu I doubt it.
that's all.
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#21
theubersmurf
Wow, what a conversation on this, anyone have anything topical to say?

I wonder if she has a coherent set of valid arguments that people will find compelling in parliment? I wonder what the particularities of her viewpoint are? Even if she has a great depth with regard to copyright law, does she have enough capacity in other areas to be a representative in a legal body? Should she perhaps be involved in a commission instead rather than have her put up to questions she may answer poorly?

Eff that; Let's stick with, I think she cuts and, (I'm surprised to see no one has said yet) I'd like to fuck her. Anyone with anything similarly destructive to add?
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#22
AlienIsGOD
by: fullinfusion
TIP: take a look into a mirror, are you perfect? I doubt it.
that's all.
Never once said i was perfect, far from it actually. But it seems im not allowed to have an opinion on this topic w/o everyone trying to flame me. At least in my 2nd post I backed up reasons why I feel this way, and honestly why should it matter so much what 1 person thinks that doesnt even live in the EU?
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#23
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: AlienIsGOD
Never once said i was perfect, far from it actually. But it seems im not allowed to have an opinion on this topic w/o everyone trying to flame me. At least in my 2nd post I backed up reasons why I feel this way, and honestly why should it matter so much what 1 person thinks that doesnt even live in the EU?
and never once did I say I was making a comment towards you :cool:
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#24
AlienIsGOD
its heavily implied Bro as im the only one to really have a negative comment to say.

To set things straight, if she did cut herself and got councilling and has overcome those mental issues then good for her and i wish her success.
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#25
Marineborn
AFter some examination, the scaring looks like a scar tattoo theres one above the lines that has a clear pattern and forums something. as a scar tatoo, not all that uncommon. people get them rather then ink for reasons if there religous. also could always have a skin defect from birth, theres many things that can be attributed. and i dont like to judge people by there looks.
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