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2017-09-10

Hvorfor du ikke kan stemme på et parti med Jonas Gahr Støre



Her er noen av grunnene til at du ikke kan stemme på et Arbeiderparti med Jonas Gahr Støre i ledelsen.

Støre har nemlig gjort en rekke grove tabber og fatale feilvurderinger, i tillegg til at han mange ganger har vist et grunnleggende udemokratisk sinnelag:


1) Det åpenbare inhabilitetsproblemet hans i Felix Tschudi-saken, og forsøket på å dekke over dette. Denne saken alene viser at han ikke har nok integritet til å hverken være politiker, partileder eller statsminister: Aftenposten (https://goo.gl/KeCFiH) og Dagbladet (https://goo.gl/xAR6St).

Da saken om Gahr Støres inhabilitet kom opp, hevdet Gahr Støre at Tschudi kun var en bekjent, men de har feiret bursdager, 17. mai og nyttårsaften sammen, og vært gjester i hverandres bryllup. De var utvilsomt venner.

Dette alene viser at han ikke har nok integritet til å være en ledende politiker.


2) I karikaturstriden i 2006 kastet han Magazinet/Dagen og Vebjørn Selbekk til ulvene, og hevdet at "ingen toneangivende norske medier" hadde trykket Muhammed-tegningene, selv om det ikke stemte i det hele tatt. I tillegg sa han at "saken er preget av ekstremisme fra begge sider" - underforstått at Selbekk var like ekstremistisk som de voldelige religiøse fanatikerne.

Han prøvde også på Norges vegne å beklage (!) for Selbekks trykking av karikaturene med dette brevet til myndigheter i landene i Midt-Østen, for så å forsøke og hemmeligholde brevet for media.


3) Han stemte FOR den utskjelte blasfemiloven i 2009, før den ble trukket tilbake av regjeringen.


4) Etter Charlie Hebdo-massakren i 2015 sa han til Dagens Næringsliv at "Jeg vil ikke si det er viktig å stå opp for retten til å bedrive blasfemi."


5) Han besøkte det konservative sommerstevnet i Sarons dal, og legitimerte kristenbevegelsen og deres såkalte helbredelser og demonutdrivelser. Dessuten kan det sies at det er svært tvilsom dømmekraft å bli troende kristen i voksen alder.

Alle disse sakene rundt religion viser at han ikke vil kjempe for ytringsfriheten, men heller vil gi plass til teokrati og irrasjonell overtro.


6) I 2011 ville han innlemme datalagringsdirektivet før EU foretok sin revisjon.


7) Som utenriksminister var han forkjemper for å knytte sterkere bånd til menneskerettighets-verstingen Saudi-Arabia, og var en viktig medspiller for at de åpnet ambassade i Norge i 2011, fordi “på tross av store politiske og kulturelle forskjeller er Saudi-Arabia en viktig samarbeidspartner for Norge” når det gjelder olje og gass.

Se ellers et intervju med Gahr Støre og en kort og grei TV2-reportasje, om at Saudi-Arabia, Kina, Russland, Syria og andre verstinger er med i FNs menneskerettighetsråd. Dessuten at disse landene blir valgt inn gjennom hemmelige voteringer, og prøver i rådet å flytte oppmerksomheten over på Israel.


8) Han løy også på direkte spørsmål om at han ikke hadde hatt politiske samtaler med Hamas, som dette videointervjuet med TV2 viser. I tillegg løy han om å ikke ha snakket med Venstre om asylbarn-saken i 2015.


9) Og ellers er han en rikmannssønn som tok feil dør og egentlig skulle gått inn den til Høyre.

Det er svært trist at Gahr Støre klarte å komme seg til toppen av Arbeiderpartiet, som snart bør skifte navn til noe mer passende.

2017-08-29

Stems and multitrack files I'm looking for



Here are the multitracks I have:
https://goo.gl/4nprca


Here are artists and songs I'm looking for multitracks of:
A Flock Of Seagulls - The More You Live
Depeche Mode (except "Never Let Me Down Again", "Personal Jesus" and "Policy Of Truth")
Frankie Goes To Hollywood (except "Relax")
George Benson - Give Me The Night
George Benson - Midnight Love Affair
George Benson - Moody's Mood
George Benson - Turn Out The Lamplight
George Benson - What's On Your Mind
Grace Jones (anything)
Isaac Hayes - The Look Of Love (and anything else)
Madonna - Bedtime Story
Madonna - Burning Up
Madonna - Justify My Love
Madonna - Masterpiece
Mariah Carey - Can't Let Go
Michael Jackson - Black Or White (multitrack session)
Michael Jackson - Get On The Floor
Michael Jackson - Girlfriend (76 tracks or other version)
Michael Jackson - Rock With You (49 tracks or other version)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (multitrack session)
Michael Jackson - Workin' Day And Night (49 tracks or other version)
Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music (Pro Tools multitrack or other version)
Robbie Williams - Angels
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
The Jackson 5 - Darling Dear (16 tracks or other version)
The Jackson 5 - I Wanna Be Where You Are (16 tracks or other version)
The Jackson 5 - It's Great To Be Here (16 tracks or other version)
The Police - Every Breath You Take (23 tracks or other version)
ZTT (anything from this label)


Please email me at pc@frankplads.com if you have any of these! Thanks.

(Updated 25/4-2018.)

2017-03-30

The Proust questionnaire - slightly expanded

This questionnaire supposedly has its origins in a parlour game popularised (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist. He believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.

Do you want to see what David Bowie answered Vanity Fair in 1998 when they gave him these questions? Clicky-click.



Here is the slightly expanded Proust questionnaire:

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

2. What is your greatest fear?

3. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

4. Which living person do you most admire?

5. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

6. What is your greatest extravagance?

7. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

8. What is your favourite journey?

9. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

10. On what occasion do you lie?

11. What do you dislike most about your appearance?

12. Which living person do you most despise?

13. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

14. What is your greatest regret?

15. What or who is the greatest love of your life?

16. When and where were you happiest?

17. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

18. Which talent would you most like to have?

19. What is your current state of mind?

20. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

21. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

22. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

23. If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

24. What is your most treasured possession?

25. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

26. Where would you like to live?

27. What is your favourite occupation?

28. What is your most marked characteristic?

29. What is the quality you most like in a man?

30. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

31. What do you most value in your friends?

32. Who are your favourite writers?

33. Who is your favourite hero of fiction?

34. Who are your heroes in real life?

35. What are your favourite names?

36. What is it that you most dislike?

37. How would you like to die?

38. What is your motto?

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/07/10/david-bowie-proust-questionnaire-vanity-fair/

2017-03-08

Happy international women's day!




❤ to all my sisters - we've got a long way to go before things are equal enough globally between the sexes, but at least the situation is much better than 100 years ago.

I think your biggest fight now is getting equality, respect and recognition in the Islamic world, and we are with you every step of the way. Happy international women's day!


Quotes, texts and links to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay:

1)
"If you want to fight patriarchy but won't fight religion - you're not fighting patriarchy."
- Ali A. Rizvi: https://goo.gl/cGJX5c


2)
"You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation."
- Brigham Young


3)
We are sorry for the brief interruption today, but don't worry - tomorrow we are back to normal with the first of 364 consecutive days celebrating men all over the world. Hooray for men!


4)
To women and men - stop using words like "sluts" and "hoes" about women who have sex in a way you don't agree with. You have NO ownership of their bodies, they should be free to do what they want without being shamed.


5)
"You can tell who
the strong
women are. They
are the ones you
see building up
one another
instead of tearing
each other
down."


6)
These strong and inventive women changed the world, as shown in this video by Nobel Prize: https://goo.gl/LR9DUu


7)
"Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


8)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO looks at how difficult it can be for many women to have an abortion in the United States of America: https://goo.gl/EL6WQk

This shit needs to stop. Let women have full control of their bodies. Now.


9)
Eight inventions by women that dudes got credit for, listed by Mother Jones: https://goo.gl/3G1QWg

Monopoly, nuclear fission, and programming - ladies did it first.



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2017-02-22

F*ck Iran and Sweden - and this is why


The dictatorship in Iran forces women to cover their hair, and recently a Swedish delegation obediently followed orders. Article in UN Watch: https://goo.gl/OHuIQy


1) F*ck Sweden. They should boycott Iran and demand specific improvements in the country, and not deal with the theocracy before these changes have been implemented.

2) F*ck the trade minister Ann Linde and the rest of the recent Iran delegation from Sweden - they are a disgrace to both their country and real feminism. ALL of the women should have refused to wear a hijab, instead of giving in. The country only wants money, and would have had to accept a refusal. The women should also have demanded to shake the Iranian men's hands.

3) F*ck Sweden for saying that they have a "feminist government", when Linde is trying to defend her hijab use in Tehran by saying that "failing to do so would have broken the law". No - you don't actually have to respect religious bullsh*t. BBC News: https://goo.gl/dP7nUI

4) F*ck the Swedish public broadcaster SVT for trying to hide the fact that minister Linde and the women in her delegation chose to wear hijabs: https://goo.gl/WuHgE8

5) F*ck the Swedish finance minister Magdalena Andersson for comparing hats with hijabs (https://goo.gl/3vYUFF). No matter what she says, a statement like that shows that she has very little empathy for subdued women. Read this excellent criticism by Masih Alinejad of My Stealthy Freedom: https://goo.gl/wvKou5

6) Also watch this speech by Alinejad on why female politicians must challenge compulsory hijab: https://goo.gl/U5tEya

7) And finally, f*ck World Chess Federation (FIDE) for allowing Iran to host the women’s world chess championship, when they knew that the players would be required to wear the hijab. CNN (https://goo.gl/B9WDI7) and CNSNews.com (https://goo.gl/1NyAsG).


P.S. This extreme political correctness is a big part of why Sweden is so f*cked, and why the country will have huge problems in the near future.

P.P.S. Why are men's and women's chess tournaments separated anyway? Are men really better than women in the game? If so, are they so much better that women't can't compete in the same championships?

P.P.P.S. Sort of similar hijab case from Norway in 2010, with Martine Aurdal: https://goo.gl/xPPRJh

2017-01-29

How to influence your elected representatives if you are a US citizen

So you want to create political change in the US? Read the following.





Advice from a high-level staffer for a Senator:

There are two things that everyone concerned should be doing all the time right now, and they're by far the most important things.

You should NOT be bothering with online petitions or emailing.

1. The best thing you can do to be heard and get your congressperson to pay attention is to have face-to-face time - if they have town halls, go to them. Go to their local offices. If you're in DC, try to find a way to go to an event of theirs. Go to the "mobile offices" that their staff hold periodically (all these times are located on each congressperson's website). When you go, ask questions. A lot of them. And push for answers. The louder and more vocal and present you can be at those the better.

2. But, those in-person events don't happen every day. So, the absolute most important thing that people should be doing every day is calling. You should make six calls a day: two each (DC office and your local office) to your two Senators & your one Representative.

Any sort of online contact basically gets immediately ignored, and letters pretty much get thrown in the trash (unless you have a particularly strong emotional story - but even then it's not worth the time it took you to craft that letter).

Calls are what all the congresspeople pay attention to. Every single day, the Senior Staff and the Senator get a report of the 3 most-called-about topics for that day at each of their offices (in DC and local offices), and exactly how many people said what about each of those topics. They're also sorted by zip code and area code. Republican callers generally outnumber Democrat callers 4-1, and when it's a particular issue that single-issue-voters pay attention to (like gun control, or planned parenthood funding, etc...), it's often closer to 11-1, and that's recently pushed Democratic congressmen on the fence to vote with the Republicans. In the last 8 years, Republicans have called, and Democrats haven't.


So, when you call:

A) When calling the DC office, ask for the Staff member in charge of whatever you're calling about ("Hi, I'd like to speak with the staffer in charge of Healthcare, please") - local offices won't always have specific ones, but they might. If you get transferred to that person, awesome. If you don't, that's ok - ask for their name, and then just keep talking to whoever answered the phone. Don't leave a message (unless the office doesn't pick up at all - then you can...but it's better to talk to the staffer who first answered than leave a message for the specific staffer in charge of your topic).

B) Give them your zip code. They won't always ask for it, but make sure you give it to them, so they can mark it down. Extra points if you live in a zip code that traditionally votes for them, since they'll want to make sure they get/keep your vote.

C) If you can make it personal, make it personal. "I voted for you in the last election and I'm worried/happy/whatever" or "I'm a teacher, and I am appalled by" or "as a single mother" or "as a white, middle class woman," or whatever.

D) Pick one or two specific things per day to focus on. Don't go down a whole list - they're figuring out what one or two topics to mark you down for on their lists. So, focus on one or two per day. Ideally something that will be voted on/taken up in the next few days, but it doesn't really matter - even if there's not a vote coming up in the next week, call anyway. It's important that they just keep getting calls.

E) Be clear on what you want - "I'm disappointed that the Senator..." or "I want to thank the Senator for their vote on..." or "I want the Senator to know that voting in _____ way is the wrong decision for our state because..." Don't leave any ambiguity.

F) They may get to know your voice/get sick of you - it doesn't matter. The people answering the phones generally turn over every six weeks anyway, so even if they're really sick of you, they'll be gone in six weeks. From experience since the election: If you hate being on the phone & feel awkward (which is a lot of people) don't worry about it - there are a bunch of scripts (Indivisible has some, there are lots of others floating around these day). After a few days of calling, it starts to feel a lot more natural. Put the 6 numbers in your phone (all under P – Politician. An example is McCaskill MO, Politician McCaskill DC, Politician Blunt MO, etc...) which makes it really easy to click down the list each day.

2017-01-21

Live-tweets by The Onion Politics during Trump's inauguration

The Onion's politics section live-tweeted during President Donald J. Trump's inauguration. Below are the tweets.



(cartoon by Mike Luckovich)


Follow @OnionPolitics now as the nation celebrates a peaceful transition into Ragnarök.

45,395th-largest-ever D.C. crowd gathers at Capitol.

Nation to celebrate peaceful transition of color.

Obama praying Xanax holds out for next 30 minutes.

Melania Trump once again asks military officer to run away with her.

Report: One way ticket to Paris only $480 right now.

Bill Clinton quietly asks Hillary why the fuck they at inauguration.

Report: This the most stairs Trump has ever had to walk down.

Report: Half of inauguration attendees to be ruined by cost of routine surgery.

Priest at inauguration really putting a lot of emphasis behind pleas for God's help.

Mike Pence saying private, more intense prayer.

Trump trying to look prayerish.

Biden turns up volume of Alice In Chains playing through earbuds.

Trump perks up notably at sight of blonde woman at podium.

Report: Muslim prayer next.

This actually a Missouri state university chorale cover band.

Alto in third row singing off-key in subtle protest.

Choir currently singing latin about endless torment of hell.

Eric Trump fondly recalls choir boy he used to torment.

Report: Please let next 4 years be this boring.

Report: This is 96% of inauguration audience's first time seeing jew in person.

Chilly man in audience wishes he'd worn thicker flag.

Crowd thought it'd never have to hear Democrat speak again.

Trump calms nerves before inaugural address by reminding himself he's the only person who actually exists.

Mormon choir somehow second-whitest choir at this inauguration.

Choir accidentally sworn in as 45th president.

Flag in front of Capitol building wishes it weren't waving so majestically.

Report: There still time for something to happen between now and end of oath.

Justice Roberts stops in middle of oath of office to remind audience this just his job.

Melania Trump quickly checks phone for flight check-in information.

Trump to nation: 'There are at least a dozen other places I'd rather be right now.'

'It is a tremendous honor to have every American serve me as their president,' claims grateful Trump.

Trump fact: He has vowed to avoid ethical entanglements through strict and transparent redefinition of the word "Ethical".

Trump accidentally tells nation nuclear codes.

Report: This less scary if you don't know any history.

Obama quietly thinking about how much better his inauguration speech was.

Inauguration fact: An inauguration of a president is the first step in the impeachment process.

Trump vows to eradicate face of earth.

Majority of crowd believes America competing in contest of some sort.

Trump supporter stabs brown man to double-check blood.

Trump: 'Please ignore the 200,000 women you see tomorrow.'

Trump already asleep.

Rabbi: 'Well that was a little scary, wasn't it?'

Crowd not sure what to do with hands, head during Jewish prayer.