Matteo Renzi, an Italian joke

July 8, 2016 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 
This entry is part of the series Made in Italy

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too A lot of time has passed since I wrote something about politics on these pages, and likely quite a lot of time will pass before a thoughtful post about topics that I view as worthy of attention, in the long run. For now, disgust wins over interest and I prefer to use my time for other things. However I feel obliged to write down a remark for Matteo Renzi, Italy’s current Prime Minister who makes us feel ashamed before the world as much and even more than that other awful character that came before him.

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The dirty war against file sharing

October 3, 2013 · Filed Under Civil & Digital Rights, In Depth · Comment 
This entry is part of the series The industry vs. P2P

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances More than four years have passed since the last time Sir Arthur’s Den dealt with the war against digital “piracy” on P2P networks, and in these few years the clash between the contents industry, users and promoters of the aforementioned contents free sharing became worse and worse. The united lobby of MAFIAA (and ideal yet scary fusion of RIAA and MPAA) did its worst by asking for monstrous monetary compensations, by throwing the releasers in jail and by trying to affirm the idea that “crime” against copyright doesn’t pay anymore.

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The tale of the wolves, the donkeys and the sheep

June 10, 2012 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 
This entry is part of the series Made in Italy

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too A log time ago, in a country far away placed at the center of the Mediterranean Sea, there were three different animal breeds: the wolves, the donkeys and the sheep. The sheep were the majority, 60 million docile and obedient specimens always in search of a shepherd to entrust with the administration of the entire national herd. Differently than the sheep, the wolves were a puny minority that just wanted to devour, consume, exploit the sheep and the country resources to eternally secure the status of superior beasts.

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Marco Travaglio - Il Pompiere della Sera

June 7, 2010 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, tooIn Italy journalism is long-gone, and that’s a fact. And so? So greetings to Marco Travaglio and his video-column Passaparola, which arrives at the 100th installment today by picking holes in that pathetic tool of the soft propaganda that is Corriere della Sera. Which would be the “most authoritative newspaper of Italy”. Just ridiculous…

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More people than water

January 6, 2010 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too The news isn’t that fresh, and the topic doesn’t get attention in this period of holidays, presents and thoughtless spending by whom can still afford them (with debts). Nevertheless it’s a problem that everybody, sooner or later, will have to deal with in the upcoming future. Fresh water supplies are, already today, inadequate to satisfy the demand, and in future it will be worse and worse considering the growing needs of those real demographic atomic bombs generally listed under the “developing countries” definition.

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“Solo” the Pentagon cracker very close to extradition to USA

December 2, 2009 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebGary McKinnon lost another battle in his long legal war against the extradition to United States when, some days ago, Home Secretary of United Kingdom refused to examine the new medical evidence submitted by the defendant. In a letter dated November 26 and directed to lawyer Karen Todner, Secretary Alan Johnson expressed his “firm view that McKinnon’s extradition would not be incompatible with his human rights“, therefore “his extradition to the United States must proceed forthwith“.

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Marco Travaglio - Una Repubblica fondata sul ricatto (A Republic based on blackmail)

November 7, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too My PC burnt up, but Travaglio’s weekly appointments always deserve the same consideration and spreading. Seeing what happens in Italy in this period, anyway, I tend to think that the usual declination of the world “power”, so often used for sordid and wretched criminals like Silvio Berlusconi, loses a large part of its meaning when you discover that this power is actually corresponding to a huge weakness made up by secret vices, whores, coke and mafioso friends grasping you by your balls.

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Left wing is dead, and here is why

October 23, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too How one could ever describe a political leader like Massimo D’Alema, one of the main people accountable for the persistence of that villain named Silvio Berlusconi in the Italian political life of the last 15 years, one that doesn’t know the importance of voting in Parliament when there is the chance to knock out the Government and its majority but doesn’t miss any occasion to demonstrate to the media dictator that he is always ready to reach agreements for promoting their mutual political survival?

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Marco Travaglio - Verità di Stato e verità di mafia (State truth and mafia truth)

August 25, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too It’s true that sooner or later even the worst will have a limit, and that this devastated country will have to face the Truth of History, something that doesn’t air with the eight o’clock TV news and sees Silvio Berlusconi and his equals as the criminals that they are. Clarified this, I’m not that hopeful as Travaglio is on the possibility that someone of those who know will start to talk soon. Maybe it’s because currently I’ve lost a bit of the ability to imagine the future, but for what I can see by miself this dunghill of mafioso rulers could still go on for a long time.

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Marco Travaglio - Unipol, D’Alema e l’Opa sul Pd (Unipol, D’Alema and the takeover on Democratic Party)

August 17, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too The real Italian communists, those gone extinct a few years ago, were disgusting because they were funded by the real Russian communists, those who wiped out opposers and compensated their clear sexual shortcomings with giant missiles in parades. The modern grandchildren of the Italian communists, those who call themselves “Democratic Party” causing a generalized hilarity, are horrendous because they behave like the worst among capitalists. They play with finance, seize banks, boat and then they talk about the “workers’ sacrifices” with their stomach and wallet full. If these are the best “alternative” to Psycho-Viagra (Silvio Berlusconi) I am Jesus Christ incarnate.

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Marco Travaglio - De Gennaro e la macelleria messicana (De Gennaro and the Mexican slaughtering)

August 3, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too A warning for surfers: this post has been written without restraint. In his last Passaparola Marco Travaglio says the majority of policemen is honest, hence the liability of the assault at the Diaz school during 2001 G8 must be sought mainly among the “chiefs” of the body. In this case Travaglio doesn’t say it all and he is well aware of this, because police forces are full of bastard fascists that should be hung up by their balls in Piazzale Loreto, no doubt about that. A more direct version of the bestiality happened in Genoa eight years ago (and for which as usual in this fucking country almost no one paid the check) was written by Nick Davies on The Guardian.

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Marco Travaglio - La fine della Mondadori (The end of Mondadori)

July 28, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too Silvio Berlusconi, or rather the man who self-made himself by buying verdicts, corrupting judges and by surreptitiously gaining control of the largest Italian publishing group when the social, political and institutional disrepair of nowadays wasn’t even somewhat imaginable. Is there hope that the judge of Milan Court Raimondo Mesiano pronounce in favour of De Benedetti, so establishing another piece of the infamous puzzle that is Psycho-daddy’s judicial history? Every now and then some magistrate still demonstrates to have a little trace of dignity by putting himself against the strongest, perhaps this is another case of that kind…

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Marco Travaglio - L’autodistruzione del Pd (Democratic Party self destruction)

July 20, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too It’s absolutely correct to say that the real problem we have in Italy isn’t as much Berlusconi as the embarrassing inadequacy of the main opposing party to this pathetic and steadily horny tyrant. However I don’t know if to wish self destruction of this insane joke Democratic Party become mean to self whip and impose ourselves some other years with Psycho-daddy or on the contrary. A stagnant party, focused only on itself, ruled by people that not so rarely are indecent and equivocal can’t be a guarantee for the fulfilled democracy of the future. So why not to destroy or overturn it as (Beppe) Grillo wants to do? Sometimes ruins are well fitted.

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Marco Travaglio - Ricettatori di Stato (State dealers)

July 13, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too For anyone having an IQ at least equal to 5, to hear the definition of “fiscal shield” for the remission of any kind of monetary trash returning from abroad can’t help but make one smile: the tens of million idiots still watching TV in this country swallow the lie, and the most criminal government I have ever seen in my life packs for its best customers (mafias, corrupters, Silvio Berlusconi who abridges both etcetera) the nth ad criminem benefit. For scum like this there is only prison, surely not a respite my not so dear, terrible, weak and opportunistic President Napolitano…

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Marco Travaglio - Oblio di stato (State oblivion)

June 29, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too As illustrated by the repeated attempts to censor, filter and weaken one of the few tools of democratic control of power that in Italy still isn’t under the oppressing rule of politics, for the Parliament abusive tenants is absolutely necessary to put their hands on the Internet. Anyway I think that the law draft pointed out by Travaglio in his column Passaparola, “useful” to threaten the net or turn it into a land of everlasting illegality in which an old news recalling the past wrongdoings of a politician can send a blogger to jail or make him fined with astonishing amounts of money is more ridiculous than dangerous. The Internet meshes are potentially unlimited, these pathetic tofu-heads can control the media but not all the blogs and websites of the world.

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Marco Travaglio - Puttanopoli (Whoreopoly)

June 22, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too It’s certainly true that any age has its own July 25, and that the fascist regime was a more serious thing (even though tragic and brutal as any dictatorship) that the Berlusconian regime hence it fell down not for the whores as in the case of Berlusconi but because Mussolini brought the country toward destruction. However I can’t help but feel mercy for myself and deep scorn for those millions of assholes that voted for this weird human caricature, and contrariwise to many I’m not convinced at all that the scandal of Bari escorts can be useful to anything, at least on the mid term.

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Marco Travaglio - Massima insicurezza

June 15, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too The best trick of the Devil is that he succeeded in letting people believe he does not exist. The best dirt Silvio Berlusconi and his swarm of lackeys, partners, lawyers (consider it as an insult) and bitches are succeeding in is to overrun who still would have a civil conscience despite everything. If on this blog you won’t see anything more about this pieces of crap and thier reiterated assaults on the dignity of a country going more and more down it will not be because of the fear to have to publish withdrawals in 48 hours to not to pay very expensive fines, as expected by the new (in)security draft going to become law in Senate, but simply because I will have my balls full and I will have turned to the other side to avoid vomiting. And now excuse me while I return to watch Death Note.

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Marco Travaglio - Cornuti, perdenti e contenti

June 10, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too This post had to be published a long time before this night, but it is coming out just now because of several issues I had including the troublesome reinstallation of Zoundry Raven, my preferred blogging tool (essential I would say…) and the periodic crash of my brain due to reasons that are better left unreported (:-P). So I very happily hand the scene to Marco Travaglio and the last installment of his column Passaparola, while I kill the giant mosquito fluttering in front of me and add as my comment to Travaglio’s words, on the result of the European elections, that Berlusconi maybe won’t be the boss of Italy but he will surely make everything he’ll be able to defend his illicit interests. Nay, he is already doing so.

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Italy is ready for its own three strike law

June 1, 2009 · Filed Under Civil & Digital Rights, News · Comment 
This entry is part of the series The industry vs. P2P

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebA few days ago, while summing up the many efforts made by Italian politicians to censor Internet and demolish netizens’ civil rights, I also took the occasion to foresee what could have been happened in the future after the final approval of the infamous three strike law by the French Parliament. What happened in the past days simply confirms the legitimacy of those anticipations and opens the doors, in Italy too, to the ultimate surrender of law and common good to the partisan interests of copyright parasites.

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Marco Travaglio - Paese ad mafiam

June 1, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too In the new installment of his column Passaparola Marco Travaglio once again talks about mafia, hidden powers and secret negotiations between the so called state and the criminal organizations that hold the guts of this miserable country since more than a century. This is an “ad mafiam” country, no doubt about that, and I say it as a meridional citizen intimately conscious of the fact that mafia, and camorra and the other hundred forms of the true, authentic “made in Italy” to export have reached any place, inside and outside the national borders.

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