Archive for March, 2013

Disney~Land

March 31, 2013

Pied-Piper-of-Hamelin

Fairies spin the yarn and pipers lead the children

Having inherited the monarchy from Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm of Glücksborg – the ‘ruling élite’ of Disney~Land has no intention of surrendering any of their power to the people.

A likely member in the next government equated his opposition to the new constitutional draft with the war on communism. Even in the land of ‘hope and change’ they have long since replaced that -ism with another.

However, the aversion towards Europe (and anything foreign) is because of their continued interference in internal affairs.  – Politically connected wealth is obviously a problem we don’t have.

Networks of Power
OSCE – “structural imbalances in weight of the vote” (pdf)
GRECO – “Regarding members of parliament” (pdf)
Verfassungsexperiment ist so gut wie gescheitert

Stockholm syndrome  (traumatic bonding)
The “war of the lists,” (we never got to see)
Offshore secrets  (Is there still hope?)
Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze 

TheICIJ ~ YouTube
List of depreciation to companies in the wake of the economic collapse 2008 (is)
Kissinger Cables (jan 2009)

MOOC’s

March 29, 2013

Massive open online course (MOOC)
Coursera
Khan Academy
MOOC List

edX
Meet the scientific accident …
You Don’t Know Jack

Open Data, -Source, -News.

March 13, 2013

Gapminder

The Data Journalism Handbook is a rich source of ideas and tools for the transformation of raw-data into something useful if not beautiful. ~ Social Networks as in “Rich birds of a feather flock together” (Verdens Gang) are however somewhat scarce.

Open Knowledge Foundation
EU’s hidden billions
Gapminder
Do No Harm

The wiretappers ball
WikiLeaks war logs
The illegal weapon trade. (pdf)
Reading the Riots 

The Tell-All Telephone
Tax rates across the world
BudgIT Nigeria
GEN 
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The Network of Global Corporate Control
Social Network Analysis in R (vimeo)
DIY Stasi
Open Data .is (it’s a start)

Crooks and fools

March 9, 2013

clowns

The left: They fear convictions (they might be wrong) so let’s have something for everyone, want peace in our time (let’s negotiate), run out of time (it’s their fault), and are fair if not holy in selecting their means (I’m above it).

The right: They have convictions for which they fight all the time at every corner by any means.

Wonder why the right rules, even when they are not in government?

Another saturday protest 

Opinion leadership

March 3, 2013

The clowns, freaks, acrobats, jugglers, strongman, magicians, spinners, and liars are coming to save us, from their latest rescue (which got us into the record books), thank you very much!

Measuring “scientifically” what views we have – if any – is now vitally important. What we think between elections, even in a national referendum is of no concern.

The Superpollsters: How They Measure and Manipulate Public Opinion 
20 Questions A Journalist Should Ask About Poll Results