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
erocker
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Easy Rhino said:
i dont believe corporations have very much power at all since the size and intrusiveness of government completely overshadows them. decrease the size of government and you decrease corporatism and corruption. focus your efforts there.
Meh, corporations have lobbyists for that. They have most of the power.
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naram-sin
erocker said:
Meh, corporations have lobbyists for that. They have most of the power.
nuff said. :) And by 'power' you meant cash, right? :)
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#3
AlienIsGOD
theJesus said:
:roll: after all the discussion about the scars and then reading that :laugh:
a man can still have reservations about someone, plus i did look at the article very early in the am, i could have worded my opening post more eloquently and made the same point pretty much.
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#4
erocker
Senior Moderator
naram-sin said:
nuff said. :) And by 'power' you meant cash, right? :)
Cash = money = power = Corporations do what they want. Elections, politicians, laws are all bought and sold.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
naram-sin said:
A wench is a wench, be she on land or sea... errr, Sweden or Baltic...

I wouldn't go that far to include "skilled in economics" at today's politician's feature/bug list. With system being intentionally and inherently flawed from the start, it is somewhat illogical to expect from children of it's creators to be able to fix it. /end political rant

Abandon ship, ye scurvy dogs... And good tidings to you, Amelia lass...

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Au contraire, my dear Rhino, lobbies and their sleazeballs that are omnipresent in D.C. and all around the globe, don't support (your) free marketism and invisible hand theory at all.
yes, yes, i know all about lobbies. but lobbies dont pass laws you see. corrupt politicians take deals offered to them and pass legislation that benefits the corporation. if you shrink the size of government you immediately shrink the opportunity for corruption. vote out the politicians who always seem to make millions while in office and the lobbies will soon be ineffective and too costly for corporations to keep.
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Mr McC
Easy Rhino said:
i dont believe corporations have very much power at all since the size and intrusiveness of government completely overshadows them. decrease the size of government and you decrease corporatism and corruption. focus your efforts there.
I don't believe that a laissez faire approach to politics would bring about a decrease in corporate influence, or corruption, when has this proved to be the case? insofar as my efforts, focused or otherwise, they are of very little consequence.
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#8
Fx
theJesus said:
:roll: after all the discussion about the scars and then reading that :laugh:
aye, I am glad we got back on track

this is great news indeed
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#10
Widjaja
I know some pretty clean, smart successful people in high paid careers who have had a shitty past which caused them to do some permanent things which they may regret in the future.

I also know some clean, smart successful people in high paid careers who smoked pot during their studies and continue to in their career but you would be none the wiser.

Also....I know of people who are in high paid careers, who look the part but baffle me as how they even got there by their actions.
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#11
Cruise51
For those freaking out about her scars... So what? I know many people who cut or have done so in the past. They are some of the best people I have ever met in my life, both inteligent and caring. I knew several people who killed themselves and they were also inteligent and extremely caring. I'd sooner trust a suicidal person to the job than the regular crop of corrupt polititians. In my experience suicidal people usually put other peoples needs above there own. While they do put little value on themselves, frankly I think they'd be perfect politicians. They'd be harder to corrupt and would selflessly do everything in their power to help make a difference.
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#12
3volvedcombat
stfu anybody talking about scars or bitching..............


great achievement./
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#13
xenocide
Congratulations, I wish there was more acceptance of younger people in politics. I never understand why people in their 50's and 60's were the only people considered electable...
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Widjaja
xenocide said:
Congratulations, I wish there was more acceptance of younger people in politics. I never understand why people in their 50's and 60's were the only people considered electable...
The assumption that older people are wiser.
I can imagine that many of the older people in parliment would find debating and losing to a debate to a young person a hit to the ego.
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#15
Damn_Smooth
3volvedcombat said:
stfu anybody talking about scars or bitching..............


great achievement./
I don't give a rat's ass about scars. I'd hit it.
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#16
Widjaja
Damn_Smooth said:
I don't give a rat's ass about scars. I'd hit it.
Have to admit I'd probably too, even if she is sporting the mullet like/Davey Crocket hat hair doo.:o
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#18
AlienIsGOD
3volvedcombat said:
stfu anybody talking about scars or bitching..............
actually no, i provided reasons for my stance, and unlike most ppl in the thread i maintained my maturity with detailed answers. Even posted this thread to my FB and most ppl in the thread came off looking immature.
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#19
costinul_ala
She is surely not your average old fart ignorant politician , and i think she's there to so something unlike others. From Romania a total retarded was elected for the EU parliament a famous monkey-ass media football star-boy. I'd rather the determined issue aware emo girl ...
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#20
Cheeseball
Okay, okay, time to contribute something useful to this thread:

PENIS.

That is all.
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