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Friday, 17 August

14:49

Aus der beliebten Kategorie "Einmal mit Profis arbeiten", ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Aus der beliebten Kategorie "Einmal mit Profis arbeiten", heute: 18jhriger verkauft der Sparkasse Gttingen 259 falsche Goldbarren. Nicht auf einmal. Anfangs nur ein paar, dann immer mehr. Insgesamt hat der ber 300k rausgetragen. Das flog erst auf, als seine Mutter auch anfing.

Im September 2016 tauchte der junge Mann, Realschulabsolvent, inzwischen 20, zum ersten Mal in der Kasse mit Barren auf, die er sich ber die Internetplattform Ebay mutmalich in China besorgt hatte (er selbst sagt nichts, er verweigert die Aussage). In China kann man Metallbarren Kupfer, Messing oder Wolfram mit hauchdnnem Goldberzug und tuschend echter Goldbarrenverpackung fr wenig Geld erstehen. Elfmal hat der Gttinger Goldjunge laut Oberstaatsanwalt Andreas Buick der Sparkasse sein Fake-Gold angedreht, in Form von 259 nachgemachten Barren und zwei nachgemachten Krgerrand-Mnzen.
Wow. Und die Sparkasse rief den dann irgendwann an, ob er nicht noch mehr Gold htte. Hatte er.

Wartet, wird noch besser! Die Sparkasse hat die Barren weiterverkauft, u.a. an die Nord/LB. Ein anderer Teil ist eingeschmolzen worden. Wo und wie ist noch nicht klar. m(

Versammlungsverbot des Tages: Das Landratsamt Neustadt ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Versammlungsverbot des Tages: Das Landratsamt Neustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim untersagt im Gemeindegebiet Emskirchen alle Veranstaltungen, die dem Aufruf Dem Drachen das frchten lehren! folgen.

Wer deutschem Youtube- und *chan-Dramen nicht folgt: Es handelt sich um den Drachenlord, einen Youtuber, der seit Jahren von einem Hass- und Trollmob verfolgt wird, die den auch in Person vor Ort bei sich zuhause schon "besucht" und gestalkt haben. Und so gibt es dann in den dunklen Ecken der Kanalisation des Internets Aufrufe erlebnisorientierter Jugendlicher, den zu "besuchen" und ihm Dinge anzutun. AFAIK gab es auch schon so Swatting-hnliche Anrufe bei der Feuerwehr in dem Kontext.

Das Landratsamt hat das mitgekriegt und diese epische Allgemeinverfgung rausgehauen, mit Begrndungen der Form:

  • Eine weitere Ankndigung von anusficker 5000 auf YouTube lautet:
    Das wird ein kampf epischen ausmaes
Sternstunden der bayerischen Kommunalverwaltung!

Lest euch auch mal die anderen Punkte durch, insbesondere Punkt II/1/a/ab. Das sollte man im Auge behalten, wenn man von Hasskommentaren im Internet spricht. Nicht alle Teilnehmer haben das Glck, dass es bei bloen Kommentaren bleibt.

Leserbrief zu Kommentarspalten:einen kritischen und ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Leserbrief zu Kommentarspalten:

einen kritischen und mir wichtigen Gedanken zum Thema Kommentarspalten habe ich bisher noch nicht in der Diskussion wahrgenommen:

Aus meiner Sicht ist das Problem mit Kommentaren unter Pressetexten, dass Personen, die auer Zeit sonst nichts investieren mssen, durch einen Kommentar unter einem Artikel fast dieselbe Reichweite und Sichtbarkeit erhalten, wie der Urheber des ursprnglichen Textes. Dieser musste sich seine Reichweite irgendwie erarbeiten, was zumindest in gewissem Umfang auch eine Art von Qualittskontrolle bedeutet. Durch die Art und Weise, wie Kommentarfunktionen hufig umgesetzt sind, erhalten extreme Ansichten nur durch zeitliche Investitionen viel Aufmerksamkeit. Die Medienschaffenden schenken gewissermaen einen guten Teil ihrer Macht und ihres Einflusses irgendwelchen motivierten Leuten (hufig: motiviert durch Frust, Wut) und reduzieren dadurch selbst ihren Einfluss als Korrektiv. Denn wir wissen ja alle, dass das Gehirn schon unbewusst einen Artikel direkt anders abspeichert, je nachdem, in welche Richtung der erste Kommentar geht, den man hufig selbst ohne es zu wollen am Ende des Artikels direkt mitliest.

Gut gelst finde ich das bei Heise, wo Kommentare nicht direkt unter dem Artikel erscheinen, sondern man sich erst in das Forenuniversum begeben muss, das auch sofort als solches zu erkennen ist.

Eine der Prmissen des Intersektionalismus ist ja, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Eine der Prmissen des Intersektionalismus ist ja, dass weie Mnner mal die Fresse halten sollen, denn aufgrund ihres Privilegienstatus knnen sie gar nicht Opfer von Rassismus oder Unterdrckung sein.

In der Opfer-Olympiade rechnet man dann die Grnde auf, wieso jemand benachteiligt ist (schwarz + weiblich startet z.B. mit mehr Opferstatuspunkten als blo weiblich). Und genau wie jemand mit wenig Opferstatuspunkten kein Opfer sein kann, genauso spricht man jemandem mit mehr Opferstatuspunkten gerne ab, ein Tter sein zu knnen. Das fhrt dann zu so Phnomenen wie dass Frauen im Feminismus als engelshnliche Lichtgestalten gesehen werden, die schon aus Prinzip gerecht und gut sind, und wenn doch mal eine entgleist, dann macht man Ahnenkult und Rassenerbe wie damals im 3. Reich und argumentiert mit den Vorfahren, die ja genug Unterdrckung ausgesetzt gewesen seien, dass man der aktuellen Inkarnation diese eine berschreitung durchgehen lassen sollte, weil das ja "ausgleichende Gerechtigkeit" sei.

Dieses Theorieonstrukt hat mich noch nie sonderlich berzeugt. Ich mag zwar ein weier Mann sein, aber es ist ja nicht so, dass ich keine Frauen unter meinen Vorfahren gehabt htte. Wenn man also die den Vorfahren angetane Unterdrckung der aktuellen Generation anrechnet, dann wre das Opferpunkte-Konto bei mir genau so voll wie bei typischen weien Frauen.

Gut, sagen die Intersektionalisten, dann nehmen wir nicht die Vorfahren sondern konstruieren eine neue Art von Opfertums-Erbe. Eine Frau hat mehr Opferpunkte als du, weil sie die Opferpunkte aller Frauen in frheren Zeiten auch gutgeschrieben kriegt. Die Idee dahinter erschliet sich besser, wenn man das bei Schwarzen macht als bei Frauen, aber so genau gucken Intersektionalisten da nicht hin.

Warum erzhle ich das gerade? Weil die absurde Annahme, eine Frau knne nicht sexistisch sein, oder ein Schwarzer knnte nicht rassistisch sein, natrlich in der Realitt schon einer oberflchlichen Prfung nicht standhlt.

Und, aus deutscher Sicht besonders bemerkenswert: Viele der privilegierten weien Mnner sind Juden. Aber ausgerechnet denen rechnet man im Intersektionalismus die Opferpunkte der Unterdrckung ihrer Vorfahren nicht an. Das macht man nur bei Frauen und Schwarzen.

Aber Fefe! Du kannst doch nicht Nationalsozialismus und Feminismus vergleichen! Nein, aber ihre Methoden. Wissenschaftliche Konzepte umbiegen, damit es besser in die Ideologie passt, und dann pseudowissenschaftliche Argumentationen darauf aufzubauen, das ist kein Alleinstellungsmerkmal der Nationalsozialisten.

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11:30

Revenue First Safety Last "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A Letter to the Editor from Mr Bob ROBERTS, in response to a recent Guest Author article, on the subject of the rank mismanagement of traffic on West Pier, Scarborough.

Mr ROBERTS declares an interest in the future of Scarborough Harbour in general, and the West Pier, in particular.

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Sir,

Allan Roberts article High Risks- Low Safety Standards with regard the West Pier Health & Safety fiasco, highlights a very real problem in which it seems that the risk of harm to the public is being forfeited for revenue by Scarborough Borough Council under a very mediocre and complacent Health & Safety regime assessment of just how the risks to the general public are perceived.

This story began in May, when I witnessed what is known in Health & Safety parlance as a near miss, in this case it was a VERY near miss that could have cost a toddler her life. Thankfully, no harm was done and she walked away largely unharmed and apparently oblivious to what had just happened.

Nevertheless, the near miss prompted me to ask, via email, a Mr Robert Webster (who is, I gather, the Health & Safety practitioner for the Borough, including the town) whether any consideration had been given to the high level of vehicular activity on West Pier for the assurance of public safety. That email was sent on 29th May. I am still awaiting a response today (Wednesday 15th August).

However, my email did (it would seem) prompt Mr Webster only the following week to pay a visit to West Pier, accompanied by Mr Martin Pedley, who I understand is the Risk Manager for SBC. The visit, I am told, was itself not without its own drama, as  Mr Webster himself  also became a near miss victim for a manoeuvring HGV.

Obviously, the Health & Safety department was oblivious to just how much industrial activity occurs on an almost 24-hours-a-day/7-days-a-week (and on almost a 365-days-a-year) basis.

Scarborough Harbour has, in recent years,  transformed itself into what can only be described as a seafood hub for the East coast, with a variety of seafood types leaving and arriving at the port, from the Orkneys and Shetlands down to the South Coast, hauling scallops, prawns, fish, lobster and crab.

Much of it arrives and leaves by HGV and is subsequently redistributed into vans. As a consequence, there is frequently a plethora of forklift-trucks emptying and loading wagons and vans, along with the discharge of catch from vessels at the quayside. This, to the reader, paints a very busy picture; indeed it is a very busy...

06:10

Irans reply: no war and no negotiations "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi

01:55

Sagt mal, versteht ihr das eigentlich, dass der Hass ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sagt mal, versteht ihr das eigentlich, dass der Hass in den Kommentarspalten immer mehr zunimmt? Ich versteh das ja nicht! Wir tun doch schon alles, was wir knnen! Wir lschen die Shitposts und lassen die Shitposter ansonsten unbehelligt! Wer konnte ahnen, dass die dann ihren Schei einfach nochmal posten? NIEMAND konnte damit rechnen!1!!

Wer konnte ahnen, dass sich dann Communities aus Arschlchern bilden, die untereinander damit protzen, wer mehr Shitposts gelscht bekommen hat!!1!

Wo kommen eigentlich diese ganzen Leute her, die glauben, wenn sie sich die Augen zuhalten, dass sie dann unsichtbar sind? Ist da eine Generation von Eltern komplett ausgefallen?

Komm, Erich, wir machen da Tipp-Ex drber, dann ist das Problem weg!1!!

Infrastrukturapokalypse: 7000 Haushalte in Alsdorf ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Infrastrukturapokalypse: 7000 Haushalte in Alsdorf bei Aachen nach Trafobrand ohne Strom.

Auf Hochtouren laufen derzeit die Arbeiten, um per mobiler, kraftstoffbetriebener Aggregate, die aus dem ganzen Land herangeschafft werden, die betroffenen Haushalte nach und nach wieder unter Strom zu setzen. Prioritt haben dabei das Altenheim in Hoengen, medizinische Einrichtungen sowie Supermrkte, Fleischereien und andere Betriebe, die dringend auf Khlung respektive Strom angewiesen sind.
Immerhin gibt es eine Infrastruktur von Generatoren, auf die in solchen Fllen zurckgegriffen werden kann. 7000 Haushalte sind kein Pappenstiel.

Wie China alle CIA-Agenten im Land auffliegen lie. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wie China alle CIA-Agenten im Land auffliegen lie. Das war ab 2010.

Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the online environment was considerably less hazardous, and apparently underestimated Chinas ability to penetrate it.

The attitude was that weve got this, were untouchable, said one of the officials who, like the others, declined to be named discussing sensitive information. The former official described the attitude of those in the agency who worked on China at the time as invincible.

Die Militrs immer, die leichtfertig mit Begriffen wie Supremacy und invincible um sich werfen m(

00:38

Deutsche Bank and Citigroup Bleed More Equity: The Reason Why Should Concern Us All "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Problems at Deutsche could spill over onto big Wall Street banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, which just happen to be where derivatives are deeply concentrated in the U.S.

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens and cross-posted from Wall Street on Parade

Spasms in big Wall Street bank stocks have been happening on a serial basis over the past three years. (See here and here.) Yesterday offered another one of those bank warning signs to a Congress intent on further deregulation of an already dangerously deregulated market.

As the stock market grappled yesterday with fears of sinking emerging market currencies leading to loan defaults at European banks that are derivative counterparties to the biggest banks on Wall Street, the Wall Street banking sector was a sea of red. Two banks in particular sold off more than others.

Deutsche Bank is the big German lender that trades on the New York Stock Exchange. It closed with a loss of 2.61 percent versus a much milder decline of 0.76 percent in the Standard and Poors 500 Index. Posting a final trade of $11.19, Deutsche Bank closed at just 83 cents above its all time closing low of $10.36 which came in late June. This leaves Deutsche Bank with a scant $23.1 billion in equity market value to support a notional (face amount) derivatives book of 48 trillion euros or roughly 54.6 trillion U.S. dollars. Deutsche Bank has lost 75 percent of its market value over the past five years while it has continued to remain heavily engaged as a counterparty to global bank derivative trades.

In 2016 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report that set off alarm bells about the potential for systemic banking contagion to emanate from Deutsche Bank as a result of its counterparty exposures. The report provided a graphic (see below) that demonstrated that problems at Deutsche could spill over onto such big Wall Street banks as Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. Those five banks just happen to be where derivatives are deeply concentrated in the U.S.

Deutsche Banks 2017 Annual Report contains additional cause for alarm. It shows that 28 percent of Deutsche Banks 48 trillion deri...

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Thursday, 16 August

23:09

Margaret Hodge has completely lost the plot in her latest anti-Corbyn rant "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Labour are once again ahead in the polls, and like clockwork Margaret Hodge has emerged to badmouth her own party in the most extraordinary manner. In this article I'm going to look at just some of the desperately cynical, wantonly offensive, and downright dishonest nonsense she spewed in her interview with Sky News.

Muddying the water

Hodge said a lot of off-the-charts nonsense in her interview, but I've got to start with the most cynical and dangerous of her assertions. In an effort to have a stab at Jeremy Corbyn she claimed that there's "a fine line between being pro-Palestinian, and being anti-Semitic".

This is blatantly untrue. One involves having a bit of basic human decency and expressing solidarity towards the victims of decades of brutal Israeli repression. The other involves being a disgusting bigot who hates Jewish people for no reason other than that they're Jews.

There is no "fine line" between decency and indecency, and this effort by Margaret Hodge to claim that there is, is nothing but a cynical effort to intimidate decent people out of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians for fear of being labelled a racist bigot for having done so.

Trivialising the Holocaust
...

21:48

F-16 escort Condor DE69 to emergency landing in Chania due to bomb threat "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A Boeing 753 of Condor Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Chania airport on the island of Crete on Thursday night. There was information that a bomb was on the plane. 281 people on board and the crew have been evacuated. Condor flight DE69 was flying from the tourist resort Hurghada in Egypt to

The post F-16 escort Condor DE69 to emergency landing in Chania due to bomb threat appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

20:57

Yet another Tory Brextremist is cashing in by betting against Britain on the sly "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


The Tory Brextremist Steve Baker has been caught investing over 70,000 in a company advising its clients to invest in gold in order to avoid the financial hit of a Tory "no deal" Brexit.

This isn't just any old Tory either. Baker was until recently an actual government minister working under David Davis (the guy who wasted practically all of the Article 50 negotiating period before huffing off in a strop because Theresa May's hard-right economically ruinous Chequers proposal wasn't hard-right or economically ruinous enough for his tastes).

Before Theresa May invited this ideological fanatic into government, Baker was actually the head of the secretive ERG group of Tory Brextremists which is now headed up by Jacob Rees-Mogg.

The company Baker has invested in is called Glint Pay Limited, and they've regularly advised clients to invest in physical gold in order to financially insulate themselves from the negative economic impact of a Tory "no deal" Brexit.

This is far from the...

20:28

Medley "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A short medley of observations about BBC bias, Jeremy Corbyn, and related matters.
I am not a Beeb-basher, not least since so many of the people who bang on relentlessly about the BBCs supposed biases are stupid or horrible or both.
So says James Kirkup on the Spectator ()  His area of expertise appears to be transgenderism. And he has spotted a bias related to this issue within the BBC. Personally, I cant seem to get interested in transgenderism no matter how hard I try (not very) but I have to admit that when I see a six foot five-inch woman in high heels and mini skirt mincing along, the mind does automatically boggle.
I didnt get very far with Kirkups article. As someone said below the line, tl;dr, but I did ask myself if I was truly stupid and horrible -  wot, moi?  - but then I realised he wasnt talking about us (Craig and I.) surely he had to be talking about the semi-literate Momentum type keyboard warriors that accuse the BBC of being the mouthpiece of the far right. Like the tweeters on the Victoria Derbyshire thread. You know, the Judophobes who get cross when theyre accused of antisemitism.

 H/T Anonymous (Open Thread.) In a post, circa 2006, Peter Hitches presents a curates egg type prcis of pre-Nazi era antisemitism, from which I have plucked the following excerpt:
 But of course most people don't form their opinions in this way. They pick them up, as they pick up other fashions, from what they hear around them, from the prejudices of the media, which become their prejudices by a subtle process. These, by the way, don't take the form of the BBC correspondent saying "Israel wickedly bombed civilian targets last night". You only catch it on the edge of a remark. The reporters themselves often don't know they are doing it. It is their unconscious choice of verbs and nouns, their tone of voice, the selection of pictures and the attitudes to spokesmen that you have to watch. 
For instance, Palestinian and Arab spokesmen tend to be interviewed respectfully and courteously, whereas Israelis are often interrogated fiercely and aggressively (Watch out for this....

20:24

Turkish warships harass Cypriot fishing boat in international waters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Two Turkish warships harassed a Cypriot fishing boat on Thursday and forced it back to Cyprus after threatening to arrest the crew, media report. The Cyprios fishing boat belonging to the company Ta Psarokaika on Thursday, while the vessel was in international waters, company head Aristos Aristeidou told Cyprus News Agency. Aristeidou said that the

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19:30

Plea for Corfu: British Expat invites Tsipras to visit the Jewel island "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Garbage piles at road sides, potholes on main roads, broken traffic lights and pavements or no street lights at all are just some but very important problems on the island of Corfu, the Jewel of the Ionian Sea. Exhausted by the miserable infrastructure, the negligence and indifference by the local authorities, a British expat invites

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19:08

Antisemitism and Antiblackness "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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By Eve Mykytyn

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Great Britains Labour Party has been wrestling with allegations of antisemitism. One of the charges is that although the Labour party adopted The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) s definition (often incorrectly identified as the international definition) of antisemitism, Labour did not include in its definition all of the examples listed in the IHRA definition. Specifically, Labour omitted the provisions that define criticism of Israel as antisemitism.

Israel may claim that it wants to be a state like all others, but it vigorously campaigns to limit criticism of its expansionist policies by forcing critics to navigate a minefield of potential claims of antisemitism. I can think of no other country that even attempts to limit criticism by outsiders.

Even without the provisions relating to Israel, the IHRA definition of antisemitism seems overly broad and unnecessary in light of the discrimination that many people have faced. In the United States our record is spotty at best and many immigrant groups have faced discrimination by the legal system, by the actions of our public institutions and by the behavior of other Americans.  Notably, and at different times, Asians and Jews have been affected by quota systems in our universities, the Chinese were exploited and then deported under the exclusion acts, Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps during World War II and our president has accused Mexican Americans of being rapists.

And then, no group has suffered the systemic racism that has been directed against African Americans. Not only do we have few laws that begin to atone for their continued exploitation and incarceration, we dont even have a word in common usage that refers specifically to discrimination against African Americans. There is such a word in the dictionary, however, and it is antiblack.

Since the United States has not treated Jews any worse than its other immigrants, it seems odd that the State Department has adopted a specific definition of antisemitism and not of antiblackness. Borrowing from the IHRA definition of antisemitism, I would like to offer the following, modeled on the I...

19:00

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/08/16 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2018/08/16 17:00:03Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

18:42

25-year-old theft victim dies after falling 20m from rock of Philopappou Hill "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Greek police investigates the death of a 25-year-old Greek who fell from the rocks of Philopappou Hill in central Athens, on Wednesday night. The young man was there with his 23-year-old girl friend who is from Portugal. The couple was reportedly approached by three men around 11 o clock at night. Threatening them with a

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18:30

Poland: Police break antifascist blockade, allow neo-fascists to march "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Remember this Polish neo-nazi group National Radical Camp, or ONR, who recently organised beach patrols in Italy in order to protect women from migrants? Yesterday they, together with another extreme right grouping All-Polish Youth (Modzie Wszechpolska, MW), held a march in Warsaw. The march, held annually, commemorates the Battle of Warsaw: the decisive Polish victory

17:34

Appeal re Burglary in Scarborough, Esplanade Gardens "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Appeal re Burglary in Scarborough, Esplanade Gardens

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a burglary that occurred at a property in Scarborough in June 2018.

The incident took place in Esplanade Gardens between 4.00pm on 15 June 2018 and 8.00am on 18 June 2018 and involved the offenders entering a property, that at the time was under renovation, and stealing a quantity of tools.

We are requesting the publics assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information from anyone who witnessed anything untoward in the Esplanade Gardens area at the time. This incident took place over a weekend and seeing workmen or others in the area with power tools may have stood out.

Police are also appealing for anyone who may have been offered any power tools for sale around this time to contact them.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Iain Hall You can also email at  Iain.Hall@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12180108239

Contact details:

Iain Hall #1788
Iain.Hall@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 31788

Incident reference:

12180108239

17:08

Papyrus in Ancient Greek reveals insults from man to man "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A certain Valerius and a certain Athanasius lived during the 5th century AD in Egypt. 1500 years ago, the certain Valerius wrote a letter to Athanasius in Ancient Greek. The letter contained insults and threats of lashing and burning. A fragment of the letter,  written on a Papyrus was translated by scientists. You trickster, you

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16:25

Wo bleibt eigentlich die Maaen-Satire? Sowas wie ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wo bleibt eigentlich die Maaen-Satire? Sowas wie dass Seehofer nur wegen Maaen noch auf freiem Fu ist oder so.

EILMELDUNG: Maaen hat auch berwachung der FDP verhindert.

Meine Ausfhrungen zu DNS und Komplexitt sind, wie ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Meine Ausfhrungen zu DNS und Komplexitt sind, wie sich herausstellt, keine Einzelposition. Der Typ hat sich aber viel mehr Arbeit gemacht und schne Grafiken erstellt, die das Problem eindrucksvoll visualisieren.

Wieso geht von Netzfeministen eigentlich so viel strukturelle ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wieso geht von Netzfeministen eigentlich so viel strukturelle Gewalt aus?

Und wie schaffen die das, sich einerseits als Rechtfertigung fr ihr Mobbing und Bullying in einer Linie mit denen zu sehen, die fr Abtreibungs-Legalisierung und rechtliche Gleichstellung der Frau gekmpft haben, aber dann aber andererseits brutal gegen Alice Schwarzer und Emma zu kanten, die das wirklich getan haben?

Mir ist ja die Tage dieser alte Emma-Artikel ber die Netzfeministen-Hassmobber per Mail reingesplt worden, und den habe ich bei der Gelegenheit zum ersten Mal gelesen. Der ist von Januar 2017, und damals hab ich in der Ferne Fkalien fliegen sehen aber interessierte mich nicht fr die Details. Ich bin nicht gerade ein Emma-Leser und halte Alice Schwarzer fr nicht satisfaktionsfhig, sptestens seit sie fr die "Bild" Werbung gemacht hat (aber auch ihre Haltung zu Pornographie und Prostitution fand ich immer zu fundamentalistisch). Aber hey, war nie meine Baustelle.

Jetzt habe ich den Artikel mal gelesen und konnte da keinerlei Schmhkritik finden. Der ist sogar halbwegs sachlich, insbesondere fr Emma-Verhltnisse.

Und hey, ich habe mindestens eine Sache gelernt aus dem Artikel, die ich vorher nicht wusste:

Die einzige wahre Wahrheit wird vorgegeben. Diskussionen sind nicht erlaubt. Unabgesichertes Denken schon gar nicht. Jede noch so geringe Abweichung wird im Keim erstickt. Was bedeutet: Stagnation und Sterilitt.

Das alles ist nicht neu. In den 1970er Jahren hie diese Art von Stellvertreter-Politik Klassenwiderspruch geht vor Geschlechterwiderspruch und lautete die ultimative Disqualifizierung brgerliche Feministin oder Reformistin.

Oh wow. Das wusste ich nicht. Ich hielt das fr ein neues Phnomen, diese Infighting, diese Zersetzungs-Manahmen wie aus einem CIA-Handbuch.

Ich stelle mir bei sowas immer vor, es gbe ein Patriarchat, und ich solle fr die eine Strategie entwickeln, wie man den Feminismus klein und irrelevant hlt. Das wre die Strategie. Bringt sie dazu, sich gegenseitig zu bekmpfen. Nehmt Themen wie Transsexuelle und Burkas und bringt die Fraktionen gegeneinander auf. Dann setze dich auf die Tribne und halte Popcorn bereit.

Nur langsam geht von den Streitern so viel verbale Gewalt in alle Richtungen aus, dass man sich Gedanken ber eine Exit-Strategie machen sollte. Vielleicht eine Aussteiger-Hotline anbieten oder so.

In einem Gesprch mit Freunden dazu wurde ich gefragt, wieso ich das berhaupt lese. Aus dem selben Grund, wieso ich Videos von Jordan Peterson gucke. Ich will das tun, was ich anderen empfehle: die Aussagen von Anderen wohlwollend interpretieren. Das hat bei Jordan Peterson brigens Erstaunlich...

Im Vergleich zu meiner Kindheit sind die aktuellen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Im Vergleich zu meiner Kindheit sind die aktuellen Insekten-Aufkommen in der Stadt geradezu winzig. Stellt sich raus: Das liegt an der Lichtverschmutzung und insbesondere der sich ausbreitenden LED-Nutzung. Und innerhalb der LEDs am Blauanteil des Lichts.

14:05

Why are the mainstream media ignoring the brazen extreme-right takeover of the Tory party? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


After Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party in 2015 the party membership swelled with hundreds of thousands of new members, mainly traditional Labour folk enthused by the party's first democratic socialist leader in decades.

The mainstream media were horrified by this surge of support for a guy who threatens the hard-right neoliberal orthodoxy that has served people like them so well for the last four decades, at the expense of millions of the rest of us, so the attacks on these new Labour Party members have been pretty much constant ever since.

The Labour membership surge

Ever since the Labour membership surge mainstream media hacks and opponents of democratic socialism have worked tirelessly to discredit it.

Aside from all of the abuse ("trots", "dogs", "rabble", "thugs", "Nazi stormtroopers") two themes have constantly stood out, the idea that left-wing people joining Labour are "entryists", and that Corbyn supporters are a "cult".


Anyone who is familiar with the history of the Labour Party would surely put up a counter-argument that the likes of centre-right pro-privatisation Thatcherites like Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson, John McTernan, Margaret Hodge, and Alistair Campbell were the "entryists" who took over the party, and that the post-Corbyn membership surge is the mass home-coming of those who were driven away from the party by the right-wing pro-privatisation pro-austerity Tory lite agenda between 1997 and 2015.

But still the mainstream media persists in portraying the hundreds of thousands who jo...

12:21

Reminder: As PFLP Martyr Ayman Najjar (R.A.) Shows, The Palestinian Resistance Stands WIth Hizbullah "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Ayman Nafez Rabih an-Najjar (R.A.), a 26-year old Palestinian fighter of the PFLPs Abou Ali Moustafa Brigades, was martyred alongside his comrade, 24-year old Mouhannad Majed Jamal Hamouda (R.A.), on July 29th, 2018 in Jabaliya when the usurping Zionist entity was launching a vicious assault upon the illegally besieged Gaza Strip. The legendary Resistance group founded by George Habash said that the young men gave their lives in the line of duty, i.e. resisting the Israeli terrorists who seek to ethnically cleanse the indigenous Palestinian people from the lands that have been in Palestinian hands for 30-40 generations. Ayman and Mouhannad both died with honor, dignity and a pristine glow of Mouqawamah.

Shahid an-Najjar loved Hizbullah with all of his pure heart and had tremendous admiration for its leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. Pictured here with a frame of Lebanons Liberator emblazoned with the PFLPs insignia just above him, the message that the Abou Ali Moustafa Brigades martyr was sending couldnt have been more plainspoken: We, the tigers of ferocity and steadfastness, who defend the Palestinian cause and fight to implement the Right of Return, decolonization and full liberation, stand with the Lebanese Islamic Resistance which ushered in the Era of Victories unequivocally.

Let this be a reminder to all those naysayers, slanderers, liars and outright ZOG agents: From the War of the Camps to the...

12:11

Not Guilty: Reflections from Pont Valley Trial "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Last week, 6 defendants from the Campaign to Protect Pont Valley were acquitted at Teeside Magistrates Court for direct action taken at the new opencast coal site, officially known as the Bradley site, in County Durham. After a three day long trial all charges of aggrevated trespass were dropped by District Judge Helen Cousins. The

01:59

Noch ein Leserbrief zu mobbenden Direktoren in der ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Noch ein Leserbrief zu mobbenden Direktoren in der Forschung:

zu der Max-Planck-Geschichte wrde ich gerne ergnzen, dass es an der ETH Zrich letztes Jahr einen ganz hnlichen Skandal gab: Eine Professorin am Institut fr Astronomie hat ber Jahre hinweg ihre Doktoranden gemobbt.

Money Quote:
"Ein weiterer Doktorand, heute ebenfalls nicht mehr an der ETH, erinnert sich an eine andere Sitzung. Eigentlich galt das Treffen dem Zweck, bevorstehende wissenschaftliche Papiere zu besprechen. Stattdessen wurde sie von Gabriela M. auf persnlicher Ebene angegangen. Sie habe gedroht: Ihr seid wie Hausangestellte. Wenn meine Hausangestellte ihren Job nicht erledigt, dann feuere ich sie."

Dieses Zitat beschreibt die Situation sehr gut. Die Doktoranden sind ihren Professoren ausgeliefert. Doktoranden bekommen an der ETH Zrich - so wie an andern Hochschulen auch - immer nur befristete Vertrge fr ein Jahr. Dann kann der Professor nach Gusto entscheiden, ob er den Vertrag um ein weiteres Jahr verlngert oder nicht.

Die entsprechende Professorin ist mittlerweile beurlaubt und das Institut fr Astronomie wurde still und heimlich aufgelst. Nachdem die Zeitung "NZZ am Sonntag" von der Sache Wind bekommen hat und sie im Oktober 2017 publik gemacht hat, wurde auch eine Administrativuntersuchung gegen die Professorin eingeleitet. Diese zeitliche Korrelation ist natrlich reiner Zufall.

Zitat: "Der Entscheid von dieser Woche, doch eine Untersuchung zu lancieren, sei nicht aufgrund des medialen Drucks erfolgt."

Wenig berraschend ist diese Professorin kein Einzelfall. Mittlerweile wird gegen drei weitere Professoren ermittelt.

Im Herbst 2017 hat der AVETH (Interessensverband fr das wissenschaftliche Personal der ETH) unter den Doktoranden eine Umfrage zu den Betreuungsbedingungen durchgefhrt.

Ergebnis:
"An beiden Hochschulen [ETH Zrich und Universitt Zrich] gaben rund 25% der Teilnehmenden an, dass sie mindestens einmal das Gefhl hatten, dass ihre Betreuungsperson seine bzw. ihre Machtstellung missbraucht hatte. Hufig genannte Beispiele von Machtmissbrauch waren: unbezahlte Arbeit, unfaire Verhandlung bei Vertragsverlngerung und Kettenvertrge, lange Arbeitszeiten, Arbeit an Abenden und Feiertagen, Verweigerung von Urlaub und das allgemeine Gefhl, unfair behandelt zu werden. 7% gaben an, dass sie Angst htten, Probleme anzusprechen oder Hilfe zu suchen."

Beim Max-Planck-Institut g...

Die DLRG warnt, dass Eltern zu sehr auf ihre Smartphones ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die DLRG warnt, dass Eltern zu sehr auf ihre Smartphones fixiert sind, und am Ende ihre Kinder ertrinken. Wer nimmt denn bitte zum Schwimmbad oder an den Strand das Smartphone mit und guckt dann auf den Bildschirm!? Da geht man doch hin, um weg zu kommen von Computer, Internet und Smartphone!

Update: Das ist Fake News.

Kennt ihr ze.tt? Ist sowas wie Bento. Nur von der "Zeit" ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kennt ihr ze.tt? Ist sowas wie Bento. Nur von der "Zeit" statt dem Spiegel. Inhaltlich praktisch identisch. Im Wesentlichen Twitter-Liveberichterstattung aus den Schtzengrben der Identity-Politics-Hassmobs.

Aktuelles Highlight: #WomenAreTrash: Das passiert, wenn man auf Twitter alle Frauen als Arschlcher bezeichnet

Haha, natrlich nicht. Kleiner Spa. Wie? Nein, von mir. Bei den Identity Politics Hassmobs sind es natrlich die Mnner, die pauschal als Abfall bezeichnet werden, nicht die Frauen. Das wre ja sexistische Kackscheie, wenn man Frauen pauschal als Abfall bezeichnen wrde.

Das geilste: Die Frau, die das proklamiert hat, sieht sich als das Opfer in der Chose. Weil sie jetzt bse Reaktionen kriegt.

00:36

Are the mainstream U.S. newsmedia evil? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog William Binney, the U.S. National Security Agencys former technical director for global analysis, has, for the past year, been globe-trotting to investigate the

00:28

Turkeys Economic Crisis: Limited Options (UPDATED) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Gary Littlejohn for The Saker Blog It is said that when Groucho Marx was asked how he went bankrupt, he replied Slowly at first, and then much more quickly.

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Wednesday, 15 August

22:48

Why Are ATMs Disappearing at an Alarming Rate after a Wave of Branch Closures? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Its all part of a broad trend aimed at curtailing cash services.

In Australia, banks are reducing ATMs by about 8% a year. In the UK, ATMs or cashpoint machines, as theyre termed locally are disappearing at a rate of around 300 per month, leaving consumers in rural areas struggling to access cash, according to a new report by the consumers association, Which? The rate of closures has increased sixfold in the period from November 2017 to April this year from a steady pace of 50 per month since 2015.

Banks in Spain have closed around 40% of their branches over the past ten years, on the back of unprecedented industry consolidation and cost cutting. In Barcelona, there are now less than half the number of branches there were in 2008. But its in small towns and villages where the impact is being felt most keenly. According to new research, by 2016 as many as 4,114 municipalities the equivalent of 50.7% of all urban settlements had no bank branches at all.

Banks in Spain are are also shutting down many of their ATMs. In 2017, the biggest lenders withdrew over 1,100 cash machines around 3% of the national total. This is all happening at a time when banks in Spain are making it more and more difficult to access cash from the branches that remain open. Spains third largest lender, CaixaBank, last year launched a pilot project in Madrid aimed at limiting cash services in their branches to less than three hours a day, from 8:15 am to 11 am.

Its all part of a broad trend. Bank branches are increasingly becoming so-called customer advisory points, where the primary role of branch staff is to sell customers a myriad financial products, many of them costly and/or risky, while curtailing the cash services they offer customers

Continue reading the article

22:43

"The UK Zionist Party" "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


I dont normally watch the Victoria Derbyshire show because the Guardianista agony-aunt genre isnt to my liking. Victoria Derbyshire personifies empathy. Victoria Derbyshire = Empathy on a stick. As a TV host, she specialises in listening sympathetically, head slightly bent to one side, as her guests recount tales of misfortune and abuse. She listens to ill people, hard-done-by people and those who suffer from all forms of victimhood. When I say all forms I should have added apart from antisemitism. Thats one form of empathy I havent yet seen from Victoria Derbyshire.

Someone suggested I turn on the TV this morning to see Derbyshire interrogating two Zionists. I say interrogating, merely because she played devils advocate so utterly convincingly that she came across as less of an advocate and more of a devil. In fact, Ive never seen her so hostile. But I rarely watch the show, so maybe shes just as hostile with all forms of guests that are not to her liking

Being a Zionist is not illegal by the way. 
Zionism is the national movement of the Jewish people that support the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel
Youre still allowed to be a Zionist in this country (for the moment) - someone might advise Victoria Derbyshire of the fact. Its perfectly legal and above board.

There is a team of people working for Ms. Derbyshire. Shes not the only brains behind the operation. The BBC has researchers and so on. They come up with facts so that Victoria Derbyshire and her ilk are well briefed and equipped so that they can play devils advocate without making fools of themselves.

...

22:42

Italy's governing Five Star party dismissed concerns that the Morandi Bridge could collapse as a fairy story "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


At least 39 people were killed when the Morandi Bridge in Genoa collapsed, sending 20 cars and three HGV's falling 45 metres to the ground, and crushing everything below under vast mounds of concrete.

The initial response of the Italian government was quite extraordinary. The Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the fascist Northern League party Matteo Salvini actually attempted to deflect blame for the tragedy onto the EU, and then set about deliberately deflecting attention onto Mediterranean refugees.

Salvini's desperate attempt to blame the EU for 'budget restraints' that supposedly prevented Italy from repairing or replacing the bridge is absolutely ridiculous.

Of course the EU has imposed ruinous austerity measures on countries like Italy, Greece, and Spain, but nobody in the EU has ever vetoed a bridge repair budget, (in fact the EU has distributed vast amounts of money for public infrastructure projects like road upgrades).

Then came the revelation that Salvini's Five Star coalition partners actually opposed repair work to the bridge, and publicly dismissed concerns that it could collapse as a children's fairy story ('favoletta') in 2013.

The Five Star party hastily removed the offending article from their website once people began looking at it, but it still exists in archive form as you can see here.

Only the very worst of Internet illiterates imagine that you can simply make a story go away by deleting the page in question, but this IT illiteracy is something that the Five Star movements have in common with their UKIP allies in the European Parliament,...

22:36

Zu dem "kinderfrei"-Trend schreibt ein Leser:In Werder ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Zu dem "kinderfrei"-Trend schreibt ein Leser:

In Werder (Havel) plant die Stadt aus eigenen Mitteln eine Therme fr weitere 28,5 Mio. EUR fertig bauen zu lassen. Es wurden bereits 23 Mio. ausgegeben. (Bund der Steuerzahler berichtete)

Das Familien- und Sportbad soll davon 7 Mio. kosten. Die groe Therme den Rest. Da sollen Kinder keine Zutritt haben.

Siehe letzte Seite in der tollen Broschre.

P.S. es luft ein Brgerbegehren, aber die Kommunalaufsicht kndigte schon vorab an, dass das keinen Erfolg haben wird.

Wow. Also das ist ja eine Sache, wenn ein privater Betrieb keine Kinder reinlassen will. Aber die ffentliche Hand?!

Bei der Geschichte mit der mobbenden Max-Planck-Direktorin ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Bei der Geschichte mit der mobbenden Max-Planck-Direktorin haben mich einige Leser angeschrieben mit Details zu dem Fall, vor allem ihrem Namen. Das will ich alles nicht im Blog haben. Internet-Pranger mag ich nicht. Mich interessiert viel mehr die Frage, welche Strukturen sowas ermglichen, ob es keine Checks & Balances gab, oder wenn doch ob die versagt haben.

Hier ist ein Auszug einer Leserzuschrift zu der Frage:

Das grundstzliche Problem ist, dass es fr Max-Planck-Direktoren wenig bis keine funktionierenden Checks gibt. Deshalb gibt es regelmig Probleme mit Machtmissbrauch in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Um einen kurzen Einblick in die Checks und Balances zu geben:

Die erste Anlaufstelle fr wissenschaftliches Fehlverhalten oder Problemen mit Vorgesetzten ist der sogennante Obmann. Mit dem kann man zwar reden, Befugnisse hat er aber keine, folglich hat dieser im vorliegenden Fall erklrt, man msse sich an den Fachbeirat wenden, da er angesichts der Machtflle eines Direktors nichst machen knne. Der Fachbeirat ist ein Kontrollgremium aus Spitzenwissenschaftlern aus dem jeweiligen Gebiet und Leuten aus der Zentralverwaltung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und das einzige Kontrollorgan fr Direktoren. Der Fachbeirat kommt alle 3 (!) Jahre und evaluiert die Abteilungen und Forschergruppen. Normalerweise sind die da nur am wissenschaftlichen Output interessiert, also Zahl und Impact der Publikationen, Vortrge in internationalen Konferenzen, etc. Die haben schon 2014 gewusst, dass es da Fehlverhalten gibt, reagiert haben sie aber nicht und der Direktorin eine sehr gute Beurteilung gegeben. Die Unabhngigkeit des Gremiums ist allerdings umstritten, da man sich in der Regel kennt und auch keine Skandale will. Die nchste Beuteilung kam 2017. Da es schon in anderen Instituten hnliche Probleme mit Direktoren gab, im Vorfeld um Hilfe gebeten wurde und es bei der vorigen Evaluation 2014 negative Berichte gab, hatte der Fachbeirat diesmal ein offenes Ohr. Reagiert wurde aber meiner Meinung nach sehr halbherzig, die Direktorin behlt ihre Position mittelfristig unverndert und hat vorbergehend etwas weniger Mittel und ein Sabbatical bekommen.

Wir haben auch noch andere sogenannte Beauftragte im Institut: Gleichstellungsbeauftragte, Doktorandenbeauftragte, etc. Das sind alles nette Leute mit tollen Ansichten, allerdings ohne Befugnisse. Im Ernstfall knnen die nur trsten und auf den Fachbeirat verweisen, der dann in ein paar Jahren wieder kommt und eventuell reagiert.

Hat man in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft als Doktorand oder Post-Doc ein Problem mit dem Vorgesetzten dann kann man sich nicht effizient und zeitnah wehren, denn man gefhrdet damit unmittelbar die eigene finanzielle und wissenschaftliche Existenz, die in der Regel keine Belastungen aushlt, da alles sehr kompetitiv und eher schlecht bezahlt ist. Dies...

22:19

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #mother #child #communication... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #mother #child #communication #streetphotography #dailylife #blackandwhite #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #picoftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss

18:29

Trade unions and the tech void "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Maurice Reclus considers the problems with organising at firms which are heavily virtualised and sited across multiple countries. I sat in as an observer at a social for Game Workers Unite the other day, an attempt to set up a union for the games development industry. It led to some interesting conversations about the difficulties involved

16:56

The Russian soft power is total crap (Anna Sochina) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(please click on cc to see the English language subtitles) A big THANK YOU to Eugenia for translating and subtitling this excellent video!

16:32

Es gibt gerade ein tolles Physik-Drama ber eine indische ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Es gibt gerade ein tolles Physik-Drama ber eine indische Forschergruppe, die in einem Experiment Raumtemperatur-Supraleitung gesehen zu haben behauptet.

Kennt ihr den schon? sterreich hat Asyl fr einen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kennt ihr den schon? sterreich hat Asyl fr einen jungen Afghanen abgelehnt. Der hatte vorgebracht, er sei homosexuell und dafr drohe ihm daheim Verfolgung und Tod. Also hat der Sachbearbeiter in der sterreichischen Asylbehrde mal geprft, ob der wirklich schwul ist.

Die Prmisse ist ja schon filmwrdig. Man stellt sich vor, dass man hbsche Frauen vorbeilaufen lsst und dabei seine Hirnwellen misst oder so. Aber nein. Soviel Budget hat die Behrde nicht. Hier sind Zitate aus der Ablehnungsbegrndung:

Es wird berichtet, dass Sie fter Auseinandersetzungen mit anderen Zimmergenossen hatten. Ein Aggressionspotential ist bei Ihnen also vorhanden, das bei Homosexuellen nicht zu erwareten wre. Freunde htten Sie nicht sehr viele, stehen in dem Bericht ebenso. Sind Homosexuelle nicht eher gesellig?
Moment, geht noch weiter!
Dass Sie nicht homosexuelle Jungs geksst htten, sogar viele davon, ist absoluter Unsinn (Seite 15). Sie htten das im Spa gemacht, behaupten Sie. Htten Sie das tatschlich bei einem nicht homosexuellen Jungen gemacht, dann htten Sie furchtbare Prgel bezogen. Kein Mann lsst sich von einem anderen Mann kssen, wenn er nicht homosexuelle ist. Das ist vllig undenkbar.
Ausnahmen besttigen die Regel.
Weder Ihr Gang, Ihr Gehabe oder Ihre Bekleidung haben auch nur annhernd darauf hingedeutet, dass Sie homosexuell sein knnten.
Liebe Homosexuelle, lasst euch das eine Lektion sein. sterreich lsst nur tuntige Schwule rein, am besten Drag Queens!1!!

Die U-Bahn von LA installiert Body Scanner. Das ist ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die U-Bahn von LA installiert Body Scanner. Das ist ja per se schon vllig absurd. Kalifornien hat zwar mit die striktesten Schusswaffengesetze in den USA, aber man darf natrlich immer noch legal Handfeuerwaffen haben. Und so ist dann auch die Zielvorgabe fr diese Body Scanner eher lcherlich:

Were looking specifically for weapons that have the ability to cause a mass-casualty event, Wiggins said. Were looking for explosive vests, were looking for assault rifles. Were not necessarily looking for smaller weapons that dont have the ability to inflict mass casualties.
Das hilft dir als Opfer natrlich ungemein, wenn das kein Massenmord war sondern nur du und drei weitere erschossen wurden!1!!

Ja aber was ist denn jetzt mit der Einschrnkung der Brgerrechte dadurch? Keine Sorge! Das ist freiwillig! Nun "freiwillig":

Signs will be posted at stations warning passengers they are subject to body scanner screening. The screening process is voluntary, Wiggins said, but customers who choose not to be screened wont be able to ride on the subway.
M(

Es gibt jetzt ein drittes Geschlecht im Geburtenregister ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Es gibt jetzt ein drittes Geschlecht im Geburtenregister "divers"

Divers? Wirklich? Ein besseres Wort habt ihr nicht gefunden? Da wren ja sogar "unklar" und "schwankend" besser gewesen :)

Mein Vorschlag wre "ja" gewesen.

In Berlin gibt es gerade eine lustige Geschichte ber ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In Berlin gibt es gerade eine lustige Geschichte ber eine Zivilstreife der Polizei, die von einem privaten Unternehmen abgeschleppt wurde. Die Cops haben dann da angerufen und die Firma hat sich geweigert, zu sagen, wo sie das Auto hingeschleppt haben, bis die Polizei 321 Euro zahlt. Nun haben die Cops das Auto auch ohne Hilfe der Firma orten knnen, weil da ein peilbares Funkgert drin war. Nicht nur ein Funkgert brigens, auch ein Haufen beschlagnahmte Drogen.

Aber wie so hufig: Wenn die Staatsgewalt selbst betroffen ist, ndert sich die Perspektive pltzlich grundlegend. Die Polizei fand erst, sie habe Sonderrechte fr ihre Fahrzeuge. Das Auto stand stundenlang in einer Feuerwehrzufahrt, sagt die Abschleppfirma. Money Quote:

Dem Vernehmen nach seien 20 Meter entfernt freie Parkpltze gewesen. Die Beamten waren einfach zu faul zum Laufen. Und besonders clever sei es nicht, Drogen in einem abgestellten Auto zu deponieren.
Aber jetzt der grte Perspektivwechsel:
Wie berichtet empfahl das Justiziariat der Polizei intern sogar ein strafrechtliches Vorgehen gegen die Abschleppfirma: Mit Verweigerung der Herausgabe des Abstellortes liegt der Anfangsverdacht der Erpressung vor.
Oh, ach?
Wie berichtet nrgelt die Polizei auch an den 321 Euro herum, nur eine niedrige zweistellige Summe sei vorstellbar.
ACH NEE! Das sind ja ganz neue Tne!

16:28

Dealing with bigotry accusations Tory style: Purge your accusers! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


In 2016 Zac Goldsmith ran a despicable anti-Muslim fearmongering operation during his campaign to become Mayor of London. This campaign included several high profile Tories hiding behind parliamentary privilege to smear an innocent man as a terrorism supporter, and culminated in an absolutely despicable BNP-style propaganda piece designed to associate his Muslim rival Sadiq Khan with the 5/5 London terrorist attacks.

This bigoted Tory anti-Muslim campaign went right to the top of the Tory party, and it's being cited as one of many examples in calls for an inquiry into Tory anti-Muslim bigotry.

One of the leading figures calling for an investigation into Tory anti-Muslim bigotry is the Tory peer Mohamed Sheikh.


It hardly seems like a coincidence that Zac...

13:20

Colombie : la maquerelle, les trafiquants de drogue israliens et le rseau de prostitution de mineures "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

En Colombie, un rseau de prostitution de luxe dont la maquerelle proposait des mineures sur catalogue est sous les feux des projecteurs depuis quelques semaines. Les 15 agendas de la proxnte, alias "La Madame", font pas mal jaser ces derniers jours. [...]

12:56

Jeremy Corbyn should demand an apology from Chris Grayling over his defamatory comments "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


On the BBC Radio 4 Today programme the Tory government minister Chris Grayling told an absolute whopper of a lie about Jeremy Corbyn. Unsurprisingly the Today programme presenters didn't think to call Grayling out on his lie, they just left it there, further rotting away the BBC's own shockingly degraded reputation, as well as his.

The lie Grayling resorted to was a claim that "Jeremy Corbyn attended the funeral of terrorists" in Tunisia.

Here are the actual facts:
  • At the invitation of the Tunisian Prime Minister in 2014, Jeremy Corbyn attended a remembrance ceremony for the victims of an Israeli terrorist atrocity (the 1985 bombing of the Palestinian government in exile in Tunis that was even condemned by Margaret Thatcher at the time).
  • The event was not a "funeral" in any way shape or form because nobody was buried there on the day Corbyn visited.
  • There is no evidence that the Black September members who were buried in the graveyard in 1992 were "terrorists" or Munich "plotters" as alleged in the shockingly dishonest Daily Mail front page that kicked off this latest anti-Corbyn smear campaign. 
  • ...

12:30

Thrown In With The Deal "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and forty-ninth in a continuing series of so-called Photoons cartoons developed from digital photographs highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond.

Readers are left to place the protagonists in the context of news articles.

Enjoy!

[Satire]

11:19

IWW Cymru links with Spanish SAT union for international protest "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Members of the Welsh Branch of the syndicalist Industrial Workers of the World will protest outside Admirals Cardiff HQ on Friday in solidarity with Spanish workers facing a raw deal from the insurance giant. Workers at Admiral Group in Spain, where the company operates the Balumba insurance brand and plans to locate its post-Brexit EU

10:19

51 Little Coffins: Massive Funeral Procession In Yemen For The Saada School Bus Massacre Martyrs "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

51 little coffins. 51 more reasons why the House of Saud should cease to exist. A beloved Yemeni brother of mine told me earlier that he hates the very thought of it so much that its hard for him to deal with emotionally so he just blocks it out instead. Another dear Yemeni friend said that the sheer sight has made him so physically sick that he hasnt been able to keep his food down since Monday and is running strictly on water just to get by. Im right there with them. Its excruciating and unfathomable. 51 little coffins for 51 little children that the people of Yemen buried 48 hours ago in Saada following Saudi Arabias utterly shaytanic bombing of a school bus passing through a market last week in the Zaydi holy city of Dahyan. The atrocity was committed with American weapons, American intelligence and American logistics. The filthy Brits and even filthier Israelis were part of the crime against humanity too.

So many kids. So many stories. So many grieving families. The House of Saud, the Nahyans and Maktoums of the UAE, the Khalifas of Bahrain, the Sabah clan of Kuwait, the sellout nations of Sudan and Eritrea, the traitor Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and all those who serve him No matter how much they plead for forgiveness, no matter how much remorse they express on Judgment Day Hellfire is their destiny. Both physically and ethereally, they will never be able to live down what they did to the Saada School Bus Martyrs. Never. And neither will the miserably silent world that watched on and continues to watch as Yemeni children bleed and starve.

Dont ever lose sight of the fact though that is Yemen. The Land Where Kings Kneel. The Land Where The People Are Harder And Taller Than The Sarawat Mountains. And these Lions From The Highlands dont do victimhood very well at all. Over a million Yemenis from Saada itself, Sanaa, Ibb, Jawf, Hajjah and elsewhere poured into the streets for the funeral procession of the Saada School Bus Massacre Martyrs on Monday, chanting Death to Al-Saud!, Death to America! and Death to Israel! Images of the children murdered by the US-UK-Israeli-backed Saudi-UAE coalition of cowards were hoisted high along with Ansarullahs righteous Standard and art depicting the Washington, London and Riyadh ZOGs for the bloodthirsty mon...

09:55

Greek soldiers back home after 167 days in Turkish custody (picts, videos) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

It was 3:19 Wednesday morning when the state airplane landed at the airport of Thessaloniki. On board were Greek soldiers Aggelos Mitretodis and Dimitris Kouklatzis, who touched again Greek soil after 167 days in Turkish custody. Second Lieutnant Mitretodis and Sergeant Kouklatzis exited the airplane wearing military uniforms and not the civilian clothes in which

The post Greek soldiers back home after 167 days in Turkish custody (picts, videos) appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

Tuesday, 14 August

16:23

Divine Victory Day Is Also The Birthday Of Islamic Luminary and Nasrallah Admirer Nashid Abdul Khaaliq (R.A.), Who Wouldve Been 63 Today "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Islamic liberationist luminary Nashid Abdul Khaaliq (R.A.), Brooklyn and Grenadas own who passed away on February 17th of this year, wouldve been 63 today. It is not coincidence but providence that the blessed gift of his birth in 1955 is the same as the Lebanese Islamic Resistances Divine Victory over Israel 51 years later in the 2006 July War. Sidi Nashid told me often that there were two men that he admired above and beyond anyone else in the world: Sheikh Imran Hosein, the worlds leading Islamic eschatological authority. And Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary-General of Hizbullah and Liberator of Lebanon. He loved the Sayyeds passion and his cutting analysis. Hed usually beat me to it when the Sayyed was scheduled to speak. And when I beat him, he incessantly reminded me to shoot over the transcripts, video links and anything I happened to write about it so he could proudly publish it through Ascertain The Truthwhere you will find many a piece about Hizbullah and its triumphs to this day.

A Sunni who followed the revolutionary teachings of Sheikh Warith Deen Mohammed (R.A.) and actually expounded upon the theorem put forth by Sheikh W. Deen about the Jahcubitesaka Global Zionism, the base of which is the Israeli cancer occupying PalestineNashid felt compelled, like it was a religious duty, to wake up fellow Sunnis tricked into falling for Saudi-Zionist lies about the Resistance and its patrons, Iran and Syria. Online and offline, he would succeed in doing so. And when he didnt, we would always talk thereafter on how better to counteract the hasbara. Sunni-Shia unity was paramount for Nashid and he hated sectarianism with all of his big and beautiful heart. That there was such a proliferation of division and sedition after the Zionist-orchestrated Arab Spring pained him. He believed that in this Dajjalic age, there was no greater Jihad than closing the gap between Sunni and Shia and filling that space with brotherhood and friendshipanother reason that he loved Hizbullah and the Sayyed so much, as bringing Muslims together to combat Zio-Imperialism is an existential imperative for the Party. Nashid constantly reiterated that all Muslims, regardless of their school of thought, should emulate the Resistances men in our politics, our character and our Jihadi observances.

Im writing this of all things on my beloved brother, friend and teachers birthday because it was archetypal Nashid. He didnt care about consensus nor &...

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Sayyed Nasrallah On Divine Victory Day: The Killers Of Yemens Children Are The Same As The Killers Of Our Children In 2006 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Have I told yall lately that I love Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah?! If not Then let me tell yall: I LOVE SAYYED HASSAN NASRALLAH! Dont you love Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah?! Well. If you dont Then you need help cause you damn well should! Speaking today to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Hizbullahs Divine Victory over the usurping Zionist entity over 34 days of perfectly executed asymmetrical warfare in 2006, the Sayyed of Sayyeds rocked it and socked it; he smashed it and thrashed it; he crushed it and grooved then he busted a move. It was the classic Nasrallah wit. The typical Nasrallah wisdom. And the quintessential Nasrallah fire that has set the enemy ablaze from the moment he took over the mantle of Hizbullah Secretary-General following Sayyed Abbas al-Moussawis (R.A.) martyrdom at the gnarled hands of Israel on February 16th, 1992.

Sayyed Abou Hadi humbly thanked all those who made the Divine Victory a reality, from Hizbullahs martyrs (R.A.) to the dauntless Lebanese people, the pro-Resistance political factions inside Lebanon to the Lebanese army, the Islamic Republic Republic of Iran to the Syrian Arab Republic. Nasrallah also made it a point to link the July War with what is taking place today in Syria, noting that Washington and Tel Aviv hoped to wiped out Hizbullah entirely and then launch their imperial scheme to the Syrian-Iraqi border but Lebanese steadfastness prevented it from occurring. The Sayyed said that though the Empires goals from 2006 remain unchanged today, just as the Divine Victory came to fruition, a similar triumph will be solidified in Syria before we know it. And before the enemy escalates, they should pause in the face of the Mouqawamah   Those who want war, we will give them war, and it will be a war that we are ready for and will triumph in, Nasrallah defiantly and spectacularly shouted.

The real rocketry popped off though when the Liberator of Lebanon began to chip away at the illegitimate Israel regime bit by bit like a master sculptor before bringing it to a crescendo. Nasrallah said that since August 14th, 2006, the Israelis have lost sleep over the day that Hizbullah will enter Al-Jalil (the Galilee) and worked themselves to exhaustion building up their defenses and formulating plans that will all just be futile in the end. Why? Because Israel is NOT the most powerful army in the region despite Zionist intelligence assessments and it is in fact the Lebanese Islamic Resistance which is far mightier than IOF.

Moreover, the Sayyed said that in its capabilities, experience, faith, will and bravery, the Mouqawamah was stronger today at this moment in time than it had ever been before. Hizbullahs Secretary-General also exposed the dirty Zionist hands in lead...

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