May 3, 2008

They want to steal our consumer rights !

The most potent power that we are left with in a capitalist society is the power to choose what we buy and who we buy from.
However, in this most free-market economy that I evolve in, this is the 3d time I want to buy a pair of shoes and that I can't find where the shoes have been made in...Neither within the shoes, neither under the soles, nor on the box. I asked the salesman once, and he looked at me like I was a complete idiot, thinking : "who the fuck cares where shoes are made in ?". Obviously HE didn't. Well, guess what ? I DO! And if I was the only one to care I would continue to care anyway. Indeed, it is my choice not to buy shoes from countries and brands that exploit children, that have no workers unions, where there is no democracy and where there is no freedom of choice. So, no, I won't buy your shoes made in China, even though 90% are made in China and even though you hide it, and even though you try to cheat me and abuse my consumer rights by tagging them "styled in Italy", which they do now, if you happen to ignore it ! "Styled in Italy" actually reads "Made in China although we want to hide it from you and we think you are an idiot" and is a gross abuse of EU regulations. I am fed up with it, and although this stupid salesman will never understand why I didn't buy a pair of shoes I fancied from his shop, I will let them know, one way or another, that THIS IS MY RIGHT AND I WILL DEFEND IT !
I don't boycott chinese products just because of inhuman treatment of tibetans, I boycott chinese products also because the chinese government systematically represses trade-unions, jails environment activists and tries to deceit ME as a consumer !

May 2, 2008

Concert Temple à Ruisbroek le 17 mai

Sacred Celtic ira voir jouer son pote Manu à la Salle Concordia de Ruisbroek le 17 mai à 21h

The Labour party got what it deserved

I don't rejoice at the most backward conservative bigots' victory, but Labour got what it deserved after failing and systematically betraying the working class. Gordon Brown now pays for Tony Blair's numerous bills and his own retrograde and antisocial policy, exploiting cheap workers from eastern europe and the indian subcontinent to keep the engine steaming and the property bubble inflating ! What is this for a program for a modern nation's future ? Shame on them !

The EU reacts to european media concentration

"At the same time, the European Commission has launched an independent study on indicators of media pluralism in member states. The commission has said it is to issue a communication on the issue some time this year, to be followed by a public consultation on the topic."

I like to see the EU in its democratic role. Beware Belusconis, Pinaults and Murdochs !

Apr 29, 2008

The old spinsters who should better have had sex

One more reason, if needed, for the English to hate the EU !
Although the Strasbourg decision upheld UK law, no doubt "Brussels" will be held responsible by Murdoch's pit bulls.
Fortunately, the UK property bubble is bursting, and the old spinsters might not be liable to so much tax after all...

Apr 28, 2008

A COLOSSAL squid comes out, at last

I've been waiting for this for years !

"Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis"

I usually hate popular movies, and I always hate that people who have no cinematographic culture at all come and tell what an idiot I am that I didn't go and see the one and only movie that they've seen at the cinema in a year and that they deem 'brilliant'. Meanwhile I've seen a dozen, and I just dont tell them about it...
They usually back their enthusiasm with phrases like "but everybody has seen it except you !". Well, yes, that is why I am an individual and not a sheep, thank you…
"Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" is the latest such sensation in France and other (limited) french-speaking parts of Europe. The success cocktail, designed by the best marketeers, follows the traditional recipe : Cheap burlesque mockery, a bit of emotion, easy to remember catch phrases...
And you want to know what ? I don't need any of this...I don't need cheap jokes or emotions because I can hear or see they're cheap, so even if I tried my best, it wouldn't work.
Call me a snob if you like,I don't give a damn.
By the way, the film was shot in a flemish-speaking village that doesn't speak "Ch'ti" at all, so the whole "Northern identity revival" bullshit is stained as it overlooked the cultural diversity of the North of France. The director had to apologise to the flemish-speaking community...what an idiot !
And yes, Lille is one of my favourite french cities rocks !

Sacred Celtic aŭdas...

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La fin de la Belgique

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