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Comment: Re:slacktivism 2.0? (Score 1) 143

by GrumpySteen (#49461879) Attached to: Spain's Hologram Protest: Thousands Join Virtual March In Madrid

If it's so ignorable, why is it getting international news coverage now? The law was passed last year, after all. The goal was to draw public attention to an unfair law and they're accomplishing exactly what they set out to do.

This has nothing to do with slacktivism. It's a well thought out way of highlighting what's being done to the people's rights in Spain.

Comment: Re:slacktivism 2.0? (Score 1) 143

by GrumpySteen (#49461797) Attached to: Spain's Hologram Protest: Thousands Join Virtual March In Madrid

Way to miss the point.

Showing up in person to protest at a government building without explicit permission from the government has been made illegal. Projecting images of protesters is a means of highlighting the fact that those protesters are no longer allowed to be there in person.

Comment: Re:If this thread is like all the others... (Score 1) 216

That's actually why the subject should be introduced in grade school. The kids who have no aptitude for it will find that out before they go to college and declare it as a major, leading to a much higher percentage of that 20 students being good at it.

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