Saturday, May 20, 2017

Welcome to Sinn Fein

I am not the only one who sees that the politics in crisis. In a countries where there is a freedom to vote, people abstain using that power that a lots of other people used gunpowder, ink and manpower to achieve.

There are not many good reasons to avoid the crisis. There are too many good things in life and too little trustworthy parties to just go for it. For me it was kind of easy. I've been a party member before, I know the crisis (for me it has been that parties should be judged by their goals and their doings). I've been and I still am a member of organized and less organized political movements. Sinn Fein is not the most leftist or a liberal party of Ireland, but it's hefty lot more credible than the labour party. It kind of reminds me of a party that I used to belong. It was Left Alliance back in Finland. It wasn't the most liberal and the most to the left, but it was the party whose other member wanted positions themselves there.

When I joined Sinn Fein I was actually surprised that somebody called me, just to check what kind of a member I wanted to be. I was happy with the idea that I just join the party and can support it with my subscription fee. I got surprised by that proactiviness I did enjoy it even though I could have lived without it.

We met with this Party Worker (I don't know if it's appropriate to say his name as this is a public blog), and his reason was only that because we work from the grassroot-level (my words, not his) that we want to know what people want to do in the party. People can be supporters, and it's a big thing; Joining a party is already a big step because you are aligning yourself with the ideas of a party.

To keep it short.
There might be some political stuff on this blog.
I wanted to write about Finnish government possible trying to make slavery official.
It is nice to write stuff.
I enjoy writing.

This is not a poem.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Imagine there is no religions

What if Ireland would be more secular society. 

Here is a quote from Star Trek Deep Space Nine, season 4, episode 16:

"No more ceremonies to attend.
No more blessings to give.No more prophecies to fulfill.I'm just a Starfleet officer again.All I have to worry about are The Klingons, The Dominion and The Maquis.I feel like I'm on vacation."

Friday, October 14, 2016

Epitaph of Nobel

I'm trying to find reasons why the artist formerly known as Robert Zimmerman should not get the Nobel for Literature. Norwegians are already giving the peace price for anybody just for pretending to try.
Jean-Paul Sartre refused of the mentioned acknowledgment because he didn't want literature to become an institution. Later on he changed his mind but the Swedish academy of Sciences wanted to respect the artist's previous stronger performance and declined. And Bob still played a concert in a small Danish pub at the change of the Millennium.
Darion Fo's sarcastic and playful playwrights are short stories compared to some of the previous winners. The ones that kind of gave precedent for Harold Pinter's win. Both were mostly playwrights and were never considered truthfully authors in the long play of marathon novelists. And Bob wrote even shorter pieces.
Doris Lessing wrote a lot about white people living in Africa, about strong and sneaky women, and about men who were not destined to do big things but to fail in the long run. Men and women spent hours to finish her books. And Bob's lyrics still make people think is "it an accident made into a rhyme, or a rhyme to make the poem stand?"
At least all the winners have written. The Norwegian assembly should learn about the premises of making notes of great people at work. If Dylan would have won the peace prize somebody would have criticized the peace prize again for giving it into the wrong hands.
At least he wrote something about peace. We should give literature prices for people who write pieces about peace. We should do it in all categories. I believe that was Nobel's idea. Peace out.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Comfortable monologue for oneself

I meant to publicsh thszich here:

My Rant (written for a female actor, can also be a male)
1. Only to be spoken out loud
2. Where people can smoke
3. Inside
4. Can also be done outside
5. Has to be to the letter
6. The speaker, or the spoker, or the midnight joker
7. Must get it right on the first run
8. Must be
9. Alive
10. Thinier than the olympic athletes
11. But not as thin as the female beauty contestants
12. Could be cool
13. If they would rule
14. The dynasty that they become
15. would be fun
16. Tiny breasts or little buts they shall not have
17. Bigger bottoms they might keep as they are --
18. this should rhyme, resonate, or dare I say it
19. Somebody died
20. more intelligent, more kind, more animal than you and I
21. Nature says, nature does, and it doesn't hold, oh dear, your eye

Rest in Peace
I'm glad I can bury
Into the hole
All that is whole

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Metal Gear Solid going all Irish

I have a tendency of watching a lot of game-related videos on Youtube. I try to explain to myself, that it is part of my work. But with all the hours spend watching those would get my employers sued for slavery, so let's say that I do it do keep myself up to date. Who am I fooling? I'm watching videos made at the age of Early Internet (also referred to as E.I.).

My today's project has been to find all the parts of Metal Gear Solid the Irish edition, and by watching myself from the mirror I can count from my tears that I have failed. There are supposedly five episodes, and I've only been able to find 4 of them. Originally they were published on gaming -channel on Youtube, and I can't imagine what kind of sick game they are playing.

7 videos and only 4 MGS!!!

So dear Internet, if you know where the first part is, please post it below in the comments sections. Under here you can find all the four episodes in chronological order. After watching this epic Irishized version of the original Metal Gear Solid, you will understand my pain.

This might be where it all started. (Watch: Metal Gear 'Scholid' is a thing and we can thank Viper Higgins for it)

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Onecoin Scam is trying to land in Ireland

It seems that the Onecoin has been trying to find it's way to Ireland, but so far without raising any public alarms. The CoinTelegraph presented the Onecoin as a Ponzi Scheme already last year, and it should be very easy to find through Google. That might be the reason why clever people have not shown that much of an interest towards this "New Bitcoin" as the Onecoiners like to call it.

So far it seems that a group, or an individual going with the name Onecoin Polska (Link to Facebook), has been promoting an event held at Fitzgerald Hotel on the 16th of February. According to their Facebook event 45 FB users were invited but zero people showed any interest into it.

This will not probably end here and that is why the public should be made aware of Onecoin, and how it is manipulating people to give money to their owners.

I've made a few pointers that a potential victim should be aware of, but before that I'll quickly explain what is a Ponzi Scheme. Ponzi Scheme is a scam where people are asked to invest their money for something that will bring great return on the investment, and promises are usually in epic proportions. It could be something like "double your money in six months" or something similar.

Onecoin recruiters are not afraid to use Bitcoin as an example. They will explain that Bitcoin's worth was 10 cents a coin at the beginning, and then it skyrocketed to thousand dollars. First of all, there are hundreds of crypto currencies available, and Bitcoin is the only one which market value has climbed so high so fast. If you take a look at coinmarketcap's list of crypto currencies. Secondly, you don't find Onecoin on that list. Thirdly Onecoin is not a crypto currency.

Recruiters might try to explain that Onecoin is as much a crypto currency as bitcoin is, and that they use improved block chains. Block chains is a technology describing how the virtual ledger can be validated, and how it can be made sure that nobody tries forgery. As all the information is shared inside the network, it is important to put complex cryptography in place. Onecoin, on the other hand, claims to use block chains even though they don't have any need for that. All the onecoins are located on Onecoins servers and there is no need for block chains. They will try to explain that their own computers will do "the mining" (confirming that all the transactions are legit, and that there are no conflicts in the database).

Be warned, and when confronted about Onecoin, please do your research. They might be telling you that internet is full of lies (which is true), and you should trust themselves for accurate information (which is not true). If you feel conflicted about their promises that you will be rich, and all the warning signs that internet is full of. Do yourself a favour, and do your research.

For the dessert. Here is one of those warning signs from the "Behind MLM" which has consistently reported ill-doings of the Onecoin. Also, please find a video below, where a true believer of Onecoin diss this report. This is the kind of language that they use, and they might be very aggressive in manipulating you to believe that everything else is a lie except what they tell you.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Soldiers of Odin is now a platform for Unicorns and Glitter

The world might know Soldiers of Odin as a racist street patrol gang working underneath the Nordic Resistance Movement. They are registered as an non-profit organization in Finland, and has been working aggressively against anybody who disagrees with them, including a parody clown group called LOLdiers of Odin.

Group was very sure that they are protected by law, and nobody can represent them in public without their consent. In February Riikka Yrttiaho applied for Soldiers of Odin trademark, and got the approval late April. On their @soldiersofodin_  -Twitter account they published the news two days ago.

"Greetings sweethearts! We just received information that our trademark has been approved! Stay tuned for glitter bags and t-shirts! #SoO #soldiersofodin

On the same day Finnish newspaper Iltalehti got a few quotes from Riikka Yrttiaho. According to her she has not received any communications from Soldiers of Odin, and she said "hopefully they will take it cool." The owner(s) of the new trademark plans to use it to create good, and fight against racism and intolerance. They don't have anything yet on the production line, but they are talking about producing tote bags and pink t-shirts. The profits they/she make(s) are supposed to go to a yet unnamed charity to promote good.

On the other news, the leader of the Soldiers of Odin, Mika Ranta was convicted for assault of a man and a woman. The assault included kicking a person on ground in the head. According to Lapin Kansa, a Finnish newspaper published at the northern parts of Finland, Mika Ranta got angry because Ranta's wife told to him that she got assaulted. Mika Ranta apologized to the victims as the assault against his wife wasn't true. He was convicted to 18 months of jail conditionally, and to 50 hours of community service.

In other media (this will be updated on my own discretion):
Yle: Woman trademarks Soldiers of Odin name for unicorn-themed clothing in anti-racism protest