Black Lives Matter – Oslo

There was a Black Lives Matter protest at the Parliament building --- Stortinget --- in Oslo on June 5th, this Friday last, which I rather unexpectedly found myself participating in. Having come into town for errands, I had no clue beforehand that anything was going on, and got caught up in the crowd on my... Continue Reading →

Truth in the trenches

Others say it better than I do, but here goes.There is a sinister agenda, or a war, Russian or otherwise, to undermine the value and reputation of scientific work and knowledge, which is gaining momentum at a frightening rate. Science is being contested by nonsense, and so far it looks as if science is losing.Moreover,... Continue Reading →

All Your Social Media Are Belong to US

The Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security now want visitors to USA to surrender their social media login information before being allowed through security. "We want to get on their social media, with passwords: What do you do, what do you say?" [Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly] told the House Homeland Security Committee.... Continue Reading →

Rooting for Hope, not Hate

Although terrible things happen in the world, and terrible people make them happen, all is not terrible, that there are wonderful and beautiful things still in the world, and that we need to see and remember those wonderful and beautiful things or else the terrible things may make us forget them, and choke us with fear and horror.

Unbalanced News Coverage of Gaza Conflict

These two videos circulate on Facebook and elsewhere under the headline "News Reporter Exposes Israel on Live Television". "So two days ago Israel launched a bombing campaign dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" against Gaza, that's still ongoing. But despite the horrors on the ground, the mainstream media seems to only be telling one side of the... Continue Reading →

Ytterst på fartsgrensen

Nå skal jeg ikke promotere alt hva Trygg Trafikk-sjef Jan Johansen sier uten forbehold, men så er det holdningene i kommentarfeltet jeg egentlig syntes var mest interessant å lese, da disse gjenspeiler de dominerende synspunktene jeg har hørt i hverdagslige diskusjoner om veitrafikk og fart: Fartsgrense er noe man skal holde seg OVER. Kjører man... Continue Reading →

If you thought the current NSA controversy was anything new …

With all the NSA controversy of late, it might be relevant to dig up a little tidbit from the previous millennium. This article from dates back to 1999: How NSA access was built into Windows Careless mistake reveals subversion of Windows by NSA. Duncan Campbell 04.09.1999 A CARELESS mistake by Microsoft programmers has revealed... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Song

Just picking up the media thread from yesterday: Norwegians have met the terrorist Anders Behring Breivik's hatred with song. Yesterday (on April 26, 2012), 40,000 people gathered at Youngstorget in Oslo and sang “Barn av Regnbuen” (“Children of the Rainbow”) by Lillebjørn Nilsen, a Norwegian remake of Pete Seeger's “Rainbow Race”. Breivik called it “Marxist... Continue Reading →

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