Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Cleanest City In The World?

September 5th, 2020 Comments off

It used to be and was known as an extremely clean city: Håll Sverige Rent.

The Foundation was founded in 1983 by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the company Returpack. Its origins, however, is in the Keep Nature Tidy campaign that was launched in 1963 by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation. The Foundation logotype was introduced at this time: the spruce forest reflected in a lake – a symbol for clean water and unspoiled nature.

However, that’s definitely not the case today. Unfortunately (it being my home town and all) there are so many things (maybe too many) that are not true about Stockholm any more.

There’s a lot to be said about this and I have many times before: history and education are key.

The “why” and the “what”. I was taught to throw my litter in a bin or keep it until one was found (which usually didn’t take that long). I was taught to bring all of my trash from the: park, woods, playing field, cinema, metro, bus, walkway, residential area, front door, school yard, table (not excluding my room) or any public area and bin it.

In order for it to be as I originally found it.

It is that the same principle applies to everything in my and any other society. As in a fundamental understanding of Democracy. There are: rights and obligations; individuality and equality; freedom and responsibility.

Point being? You need to learn these things and some one needs to teach you these things. Over, over and over again.

Not related. Yet, pictured again… D’où Je Viens XXVIII.

Yes, I almost forgot… the original observation was all of the garbage (æ) was behind the electrical cabinets. None of it was on the pavement or in the street. What you don’t see does not exist and/or will disappear. Kind of playing peek-a-boo with a small child. Now you see me, now you don’t.

That being said there are no litter bins to be seen for many meters, so maybe people in general like it tidy after all (if the trash is hidden and out-of-sight)?

RIP HK 2020-06-30 23:00 (GMT+8)

July 3rd, 2020 Comments off

Please remember this day…


The details of the law’s 66 articles were kept secret until after it was passed. It criminalises any act of:

  • secession – breaking away from the country
  • subversion – undermining the power or authority of the central government
  • terrorism – using violence or intimidation against people
  • collusion with foreign or external forces

The new law’s key provisions include that:

  • Crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces are punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison
  • Damaging public transport facilities can be considered terrorism
  • Those found guilty will not be allowed to stand for public office
  • Companies can be fined if convicted under the law
  • Beijing will establish a new security office in Hong Kong, with its own law enforcement personnel – neither of which would come under the local authority’s jurisdiction
  • This office can send some cases to be tried in mainland China – but Beijing has said it will only have that power over a “tiny number” of cases
  • In addition, Hong Kong will have to establish its own national security commission to enforce the laws, with a Beijing-appointed adviser
  • Hong Kong’s chief executive will have the power to appoint judges to hear national security cases, raising fears about judicial autonomy
  • Importantly, Beijing will have power over how the law should be interpreted, not any Hong Kong judicial or policy body. If the law conflicts with any Hong Kong law, the Beijing law takes priority
  • Some trials will be heard behind closed doors.
  • People suspected of breaking the law can be wire-tapped and put under surveillance
  • Management of foreign non-governmental organisations and news agencies will be strengthened
  • The law will also apply to non-permanent residents and people “from outside [Hong Kong]… who are not permanent residents of Hong Kong”.

The law came into effect at 23:00 local time on 30 June, an hour before the 23rd anniversary of the city’s handover to China from British rule.

Source: BBC.

It is quite literally the day that Hong Kong stopped existing. 2020-06-30 23:00 (GMT+8) is not a good day/date.

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