Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 16th, 2008 features an interview today with Ainė Ramonaitė, one of the people behind, a website designed to help inform Lithuanian voters about how they should vote. This sort of site is especially useful in a multi-party parliamentary system like the one in Lithuania. Such informative sites tend to be rather useless in a binary […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 8th, 2008

Izvestia has thrown together a map of the four different kinds of attitudes towards Russia EU nations display, from Russophobia to Russophilia. I learned about the map from this article on alfa, and have reproduced the map here. You can click on the image to get a bigger version, and the original is, for now, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 5th, 2008

Yesterday I found an article about Galina Lavrenčiuk, who had been arrested and fined for selling Soviet memorabilia on Pilies gatvė (English version). Apparently the Seimas passed a law in July that forbids public use of Soviet and Nazi symbols outside of educational/historical purposes (more or less). Zuokas already wrote in with his being bewildered […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 4th, 2008

Everything I know about military tactics I learned from playing Civ4. In other words, I don’t know much at all about military tactics. But there are two situations that always annoy me when playing the game that I try to avoid. The first situation is the small attack met with large counterattack. This is, in […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 2nd, 2008

Every few years, I changeup how Lithchat looks and works, in an effort to make it more available to whoever stumbles upon it. Four years ago (or so), the idea was to move it to an intensely complex CMS (joomla), so as to make it more multi-authored. Sadly, Joomla is a terror to maintain, and […]

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