Synthesis 2016

It is time to take time to think of this passing year. We will try to make an assessment to note some events that are marked this year.

Blog

The goal of writing a blog is to write in english. Not to be an influent bloger and to change the world. The motivation is still here. For 2017 I decided to move this blog at a new adresse kris.talkplus.org.
A blog is anachronistic but but it remains a challenge. A challenge to write but also a challenge to express our thoughts. A blog is a garden that must be maintained. An article is a like a message in a bottle. Who will read it ? who will understand it? How many people will receive it. Why continue this blog?

Gnusocial – Diaspora and Hubzilla

Gnusocial is an alternative response to Twitter but does not seem to grow much. The vinilox instance will close in 2017. I am still using gnusocial at quitter.no.
Diaspora is a relative success because it is more used and there are also francophones. Dada made on his blog a good little synthesis of 2016.
Hubzilla continues its development slowly but still has difficulty to be adopted by non-computer specialists. Review one year after the release of version 1. Hubzilla has everything to please in theory but in practice it is another story.

Brexit

Brexit: Despite the polls, media support, the Britishs chose to continue their route outside the European Union. We are entering an interesting phase of history. This event marks a visible return to protectionism in the face of globalization. Will other countries follow the same path? Europe is in a bad stage because it is far from the citizens and undemocratic. It imposes its directives on the states in an almost dictatorial way.

Trump

Another surprise of the year is the election of Trump as President of the United States of America. The media were against (maybe a little too much), polls as well. Trump wants to put America back in the center and take care of the rest of the world. Another note of protectionism.
Holland

France

Hollande the worst president of the French Republic of all time renounces to stand for the next election. This is the first time an outgoing president has not appeared. Holland was elected to reject former President Sarkozy. Apart from homosexual marriage, no emblematic measures will be retained from this mandate. France had been in the street for months to signify its oposi- tion. It did not cost too much. Economically no significant measure has marked if not the shock of complexification. France is in any case non-reformable. We look forward to the next president.

Labor law

Labor law Under the pressure of the European directives, François Hollande proposed a law intended to flexibilize the labor market. In fact this law was a retreat of social gains. For a president who called himself a socialist, all that was needed was to put France back into the street with the movement of night standing up. Thanks to section 49.3 this law was passed in spite of a great popular opposition of both employees and employers and with a minority in the parliament.

PharefmRomandie

PhareFm arrives in Switzerland in DAB +. After Lausanne, Basel, Valais it is Lugano which receives this Christian musical program. France is slow to offer digital radio.

Basic Income

In Switzerland we voted for or against the RBI (Unconditional Basic Income). This has allowed this idea to progress and talk about it. The idea was to give each citizen an unconditional income to enable him to live. Labor income would come in addition.

Implementation of the Feb 9 initiative

On 9 February 2014 the Swiss people voted against mass immigration. Implementation was finally decided two years later. A somewhat vague measure has been taken to encourage

Radio garden a new concept of radio directory

radio.garden, allows you to explore live internet streams of radio stations across the world by navigating a Google Earth-style globe interface. Note the cool domain name radio.garden

radio garden

From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from ‘home’ from thousands of km away – or using local community radio to make and enrich new homes.

Personaly, I can spen lot of time traveling from country to country, from city to city listening different kind of radio station. You can learn languages by listening new language or just simply listen to music from all over the world. I just noticed that in some country there is very few radio stations like in Africa for exemple.

In addition to the live streaming feature, it also lets you listen to historical radio broadcasts and a selection of jingles and station identifiers from around the world. Try Radio Garden for yourself here.

Christmas season

December is also called Christmas season because we decorate shops and home to remember that we have to buy gift and food to prepare Christmas and New Year celebration. That period is generaly busy not only for seller who have to send lot of parcels, not only for internet ecommerce but also for every once. That period show us that we MUST spend our money. That period is typicaly for consomer society.

If you don’t have money what do you do. You just feel the pression that you are out. That is why I don’t like Christmas season

 

Here Now – Dirt and Grace – Hillsong UNITED

[Verse 1]
Skies spin their dance within Your breath
Time runs its race within Your hand
And my mind runs wild to comprehend
What no mind on earth could understand

[Pre-Chorus]
Your ways are higher
Your thoughts are wilder
Love came like madness
Poured out in blood-washed romance
It makes no sense but this is grace
And I know You’re with me in this place

[Chorus]
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Here now
Fix my eyes on things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind
Come have Your way
Cause I know You’re in this place

[Verse 2]
Faith makes a fool of what makes sense
But grace found my heart where logic ends
When justice called for all my debts
The Friend of sinners came instead

[Pre-Chorus]
Your ways are higher
Your thoughts are wilder
Love came like madness
Poured out in blood-washed romance
It makes no sense but this is grace
And I know You’re with me in this place

[Chorus]
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Fix my eyes on things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know that You are
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Here now
Fix my eyes on things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know You’re
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Here now
Fix my eyes on things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way

[Bridge]
Cause I know You’re in this place
I know
I know you are with me
I know you are with me
The Spirit [?]
Can’t live without youre love
Can’t live without youre love

Cause I know that You are here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Fix my eyes on the things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way

[Chorus]
Cause I know that You are here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Fix my eyes on the things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know that You are here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Fix my eyes on the things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know You’re in this place

 

Wake up by the police

Last night at 2:30 I heard a big noise. It was the police. I was sleeping and didn’t understand what happend. He said that the dog was outside and was crying.

The dog was inside quiet. Strange. I realise that maybe a neighbour alert the police agains me. Actually the dog was outisde but only for 15 mn between 9:30 and 10:00 pm.

I was angry to be awake by the police for such things. It was really suspicious. Here in Switzerland surveillance is done by neighbour. If you are not good with them they could alert the police for really little thing.