current-events -- Current events discussion


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This is a discussion among friends of current events in the world. Discussion here usually has a central theme: Stupid Politics. Paraphrased roughly from Dick Isely (another member):

Sometimes there are stupid politicians, but some times relatively honest politicians propose stupid legislation. Stupid politics covers the whole range of sins that the group might discuss.

Love it or hate it; politics (human interaction) is how groups deal with each other, how laws are past or repealed, and how corporations and other businesses are governed. Smart politics are good for most people and stupid politics good for only the selected few.

Notice I don't draw any comparison between Democratic, Republican, or any other political organization. These organizations, at various times, have committed smart and stupid politics.

The people here tend to focus on stupid political acts and politics. A frequent motive here is to disclose the depth of stupidity involved with many current events today, and that is what stupid politics is about.

Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to these overall categories of stupid politics:
  1. Stupid stuff specific politicians (ahem, Bush) have done / are doing.

  2. Developments involving patents, copyrights, or trademarks.

  3. The latest stupid stuff that Congress tries to pull (e.g. PATRIOT Act, DMCA, CEA).

  4. EFF updates posted here

  5. Infrequent data from the ACLU

  6. (A favorite topic of the list owner) Latest acts of dishonesty from Microsoft, SCO, SBC, Comcast, et al.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the current-events Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)

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