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EU task force to clamp down on ‘fake news’, but can’t define it. Calls EU control stamp for news “an option” 

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “A topic where we need to balance: balance rights, balance the freedom of information on the one hand, but on the other hand the right to receive transparent fact-checked and pluralistic information. (…) We really need to be pro-active here and not wait until things really are going wrong. Thank you for all the trust you’ve put in us and we will really do our utmost to take it to some next steps.”
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    EU signs European Council’s Istanbul Convention, aimed at social engineering of ‘gender roles’

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • Surely, all EU member countries had these in place already? Why is this rambling piece of undemocratic legislation, which states the obvious in one case, before overstepping mandates in the next, considered to be such a major milestone? Where is the debate, where is the democratic mandate for these attempts at social engineering?
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    Essay – Globalism may bear the Seeds of its own Demise, because it counters the Human Experience

  • By: Lars Benthin
  • “When the world becomes too large to be controlled, social actors aim to shrink it back to their size and reach. When networks dissolve time and space, people anchor themselves in places, and recall their history. When the patriarchal sustainment of personality breaks down, people affirm the transcendent value of family and community, as God’s will.”
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    Noel Gallagher on Brexit: “The people voted. That’s democracy. F**king get over it”

  • By: Timon Dias
  • The people’s champs mincing as many words and giving as many fucks as ever. Be it on Islamic terrorism or Brexit, this boi has your back.

    His brother, by the way, is quite opinionated on the matter of tea, and his treatise on the subject is being compared by many contemporary scholars to Plato’s Apology. Ignore at your own peril.

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    British businesses “quietly sorry” economy didn’t take a hit, because it emboldens the no-deal Brexiteers

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • So, basically, the economists who predicted mayhem are disappointed that it didn’t happen as it obstructs their political ideals, now predict a “slow strangling of the economy” that they seem to find objectionable, because it will not help them stop, or reverse, Brexit.
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    The EP again warns against a “populist revolution”, calls for European Peace and pledges stuff no one cares about

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “What we want is to reestablish trust, like in an insurance system. Everyone chips in. In the event of a crisis that they cannot cope with alone, everyone receives aid.” Well, let’s just quote the great poet Lady Gaga: “Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that motherfucker’s reflection.”
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    Sexual Harassment in EP: “Trading sexual favors for legislative ones”, 57 cases reported to Politico, 50 in Notebook

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • Allegations made to Playbook include EU work contracts offered in exchange for sex, young women being sent to bars and dinners to trade sexual favors for legislative ones, a staffer asked to book prostitutes for their MEP boss, women bailed up in toilets at work functions, and men bullied, then sent on paid leave.
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