There are three other parties in Germany that share those aims you listed (free democrats, green party and left party).
And all but the left party (which didn't existed in that incarnation then) had pretty much forgotten about this. Remember wire taping (1996, FDP), "Otto Katalog I + II" (2001+2002, Grüne), just to name two examples? Of course, it might be coincidence that both of them discovered their civil rights roots about the same time the PIRATEN were formed. But, honestly, I doubt it.
>>cheese that is actually plastic,
That portion of it, at least, needs to be done to adhere to truth-in-advertising laws. You can't photograph REAL CHEESE unless you use it.
If it's the same one others in this thread are referring to, no way it's OSX.. (MHO of course)
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