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04.16.08

Links 16/04/2008: Free Software Seems Big in Italian Politics; Many GNU/Linux Releases

Posted in News Roundup at 5:43 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  1. Logan said,

    April 16, 2008 at 9:10 am

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    The neo-fascists climb to power continues in Europe as I said a few days ago. Berlusconi joins Sarkozy. Expect internet filtering, 3 strikes law and software patents. Besides the normal behavior of neo-fascists that is favoring corporations above anything. Time always proves me right!

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    April 16, 2008 at 1:23 pm

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    It’s interesting that you bring this up. Unrelated to Linux specifically, I received the following E-mail a few days go:

    I just heard the result of the Italian elections and it appears Berlusconi is back in power. I had never heard of his opposition, Walter Veltroni, before this election. Possibly because I only have a minimal knowledge of Italian politics. I was curious and decided to look him up in Wikipedia. What struck me is that he’s yet another European politician who is a Bilderberger. So, with Italy, it looks like there wasn’t much of a choice as far as foreign policy goes.

    It’s amazing what a pattern has developed with all of these Bilderberger European politicians: Blair, Brown, Merkel, Rasmussen, Sarkozy, etc. It’s kind of sickening. Is this some kind of new European tradition and a sort of “rite of passage” to qualify a politician as a candidate for leadership? Even though I’m American, I feel heartened and surprised when I hear a European politician (like Chirac) who is willing to criticise the US.”

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