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Saturday, 24 February


Also bei diesen ganzen Stories ber die Bundeswehr ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Also bei diesen ganzen Stories ber die Bundeswehr und ihre schlechte Ausrstung im Winter kommen mir ja gelegentlich ein paar dunkle Gedanken an Deutschlands Geschichte.

Die wurden jetzt deutlich verstrkt, als die Springer-Presse von der "Ostfront" spricht. Ach ja? Soweit ist es schon wieder? Die deutsche Armee verteidigt auf der Ostfront das Vaterland gegen die hinterhltigen Bolschewiken?!

Vielleicht ist es gar nicht so schlecht, dass die Bundeswehr schlechte Ausrstung hat. Da bin ich historisch ganz froh, dass es dieses Korrektiv gibt. Nicht nur fr die Deutschen, auch schon fr Napoleon.


The Crumbling Holocaust: an Israeli Perspective "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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By Gilad Atzmon

The following are segments taken from an outstanding Haaretz  commentary  titled The Crumbling Consensus that Jews Were the Ultimate Holocaust Victims by Ofri Ilani. The article explores the fundamentals of the global religion of the Holocaust, identifies the international institutions that sustain the doctrine and the political events that indicate that the Goyin are weary of the notion of the primacy of Jewish suffering. I tend to agree with most of Ilanis observations as well as his predictions regarding the fate of the holocaust religion. One crucial difference between us is that while Ilani seems distressed by the possible collapse of the Holocaust consensus, I believe that emancipation from that tyrannical Judeo-centric precept is a necessary humanist development.  

On the central role of the Holocaust and its memory Ilani writes; An encounter with someone for whom the Holocaust is nonexistent was incomprehensible to me at the least it was like talking to someone whos never heard of the sun, or who doesnt know what water is. 

Ilanis view seems to integrate the Holocaust into the  Greeks Classical  Elements along side water, air and fire.  Ilani elaborates on his position.  In Israel, the Holocaust is the first thing you have to know. If someone here knows anything at all about the past, its about the Holocaust. Not the discovery of America, not the moon landing, certainly not the French Revolution, not even the Revelation at Mount Sinai first of all, the Holocaust. For a certain period, it was possible to think that it was the same outside Israel.

Ilani is clearly younger than I. For my parents generation,  my peers and myself, the Holocaust was a distant story: a Jewish diaspora tale, a tragic event that happened to other people: people whom we saw as categorically foreign. People who were led like lambs to the slaughter as we, 'the Israelis' were...


Mud won't stick "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Only 8 per cent of voters think worse of the Labour leader since the furore over his contact with a Czechoslovakian spy masquerading as a diplomat 
says Sam Coates in the Times ()  Whos surprised?

Did you watch Camilla Tominey on Question Time, (that is if you could bear to listen to John Prescotts semi-decipherable streams of verbiage, or watch the Asian lady brandishing those scissor-hands menacingly as she performed exaggerated expressions of disapproval) No, Question Time was barely watchable, and the clip from Tomineys Corbyn speech was a brief highlight amongst a large field of lowlights. It makes no difference whatsoever. Friend of Hamas? Hezbollah? IRA? Press TV? Commie spy? Everything thrown at Corbyn is simply dismissed as a smear; not that his loyal followers would care either way.  

Did you listen to The News Quiz? I accidentally caught part of it. The panellists were amusing themselves with affectionate jokes about Corbyns ineffectual spying, but the fact that they ridiculed their hero was probably enough to counter accusations that the BBCs comedians never satirise Jeremy Corbyn. We learned that Jeremy Hardy has been a friend for years; name-dropping of a most peculiar kind.

According to the Guardian Ken is coming back! Did you know that Ken Livingstone is all set to be reinstated as a member of the Labour Party? He never did anything wrong.



Five Reasons To Be Absolutely Certain That The Establishment Is Lying About Syria "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Latest post here.

Some of the main points:

  • A number of senior White Helmets were present at Atareb Hospital, Aleppo on 26 August 2013, where they were filmed by BBC cameraman Darren Conway. Journalist Vanessa Beeley has amply demonstrated that the White Helmets (aka the Syria Civil Defence a title purloined from an extant, legitimate Syrian organisation) are a western-funded construct, producing propaganda to manipulate public opinion in favour of a no-fly zone, leading to regime change in Syria and beyond. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger has described the White Helmets as a complete propaganda construct and even right wing Fox News has conceded that the White Helmets are not always the most reliable and possess their own agenda.
  • Among those filmed by Conway at Atareb was White Helmets Deputy Head Mounir Mustafa. A senior ambassador for the unarmed and neutral White Helmets, Mustafa was fted by US Senator Bernie Sanders in April 2017. In 2013 Mustafa was photographed alongside an unknown gunman and a former Reuters freelance photographe...


The Dystopian Technologies Being Used to Control Workers "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

More and more big companies are literally watching their workers every move

By Thor Benson and originally published at In These Times

Youve been fired. According to your employers data, your facial expressions showed you were insubordinate and not trustworthy. You also move your hands at a rate that is considered substandard. Other companies you may want to work for could receive this data, making it difficult for you to find other work in this field.

That may sound like a scenario straight out of a George Orwell novel, but its the future many American workers could soon be facing.

In early February, media outlets reported that Amazon had received a patent for ultrasonic wristbands that could track the movement of warehouse workers hands during their shifts. If workers hands began moving in the wrong direction, the wristband would buzz, issuing an electronic corrective. If employed, this technology could easily be used to further surveil employees who already work under intense supervision.

Whole Foods, which is now owned by Amazon, recently instituted a complex and punitive inventory system where employees are graded based on everything from how quickly and effectively they stock shelves to how they report theft. The system is so harsh it reportedly causes employees enough stress to bring them to tears on a regular basis.

UPS drivers, who often operate individually on the road, are now becoming increasingly surveilled. Sensors in every UPS truck track when drivers seatbelts are put on, when doors open and close and when the engines start in order to monitor employee productivity at all times.

The technology company Steelcase has experimented with monitoring employees faces to judge their expressions. The company claims that this innovation, which monitors and analyzes workers facial movements throughout the work day, is being used for research and to inform best pr...


EUCO President Tusk calls on Turkey to terminate activities in Greeces Aegean and Cyprus EEZ "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

European Council President, Donald Tusk, expressed solidarity with Greece and Cyprus and called on Turkey to terminate activities in the Aegean Sea and the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In a statement, Tusk said among others: This evening President Anastasiades and Prime Minister Tsipras informed us about the latest developments regarding Turkeys illegal violations in

The post EUCO President Tusk calls on Turkey to terminate activities in Greeces Aegean and Cyprus EEZ appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


The Worst Threat We Face Is Right Here At Home "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Federal Reserve is ruining us

By Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity

Last week, volatility made a long-overdue return to the US and global equity markets.

It began with a 2-day back-to-back violent drop. Day 3 saw a big rebound, swiftly followed by two more days of gut-wrentching losses. And then finally, last Friday, the day saw massive swings both high and low, ending with a huge upside run.

During this period the S&P 500 lost more than 300 points.  Since then, though, the market has been steadily rising.

Is the danger past?  Are the markets safe once more?

And if so, did the markets recover organically? Or were they rescued by The Plunge Protection Team (PPT)?

The answer matters.

If such intervention was rare we could almost justify it, if it took the form of simple, pre-arranged circuit breakers that shut the market down for a cooling off after theyve moved too far, too fast. Indeed, these already exist, and are sufficient in our view.

But if such market interventions are routine, persistent, and generally depended on by the major market participants, then theyre highly destructive over the long term.

Sadly, we live with the latter.

Insiders get stinking rich by front-running the scheme (check). Normal adjustments are prevented (check), allowing dangerous bubbles of extreme overvaluation to form (check), while fostering malinvestment (check).

Do this long enough and you end up with a deformed economy, an eroded social structure, and markets that no longer function as appropriate mechanisms for capital distribution and economic signaling.

This is where we find ourselves today.

Modern-Day Soviet Crop Reports

In the former Soviet Union, the communist method of assuring economic progress was to set targets for production. Famous among them were the crop reports.

In these, year after year, the various regional oblast (province) authorities would declare having met or exceeded the crop targets, despite rarely ever truly doing so.

These crop reports were so famously unreliable that the Kremlin leadership eventually took to obtaining their information from US satellite reconnaissance data rather than their own internal reporting from local Co...


Turkey must stop provocations against EU member-states, says Tsipras "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Turkey must stop provocations against EU member states, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during a press conference after the EU Summit in Brussels on Friday. The European Union should send Turkey a clear message that EU-Turkish relations cannot move forward when member-states sovereign rights are violated, he added. Turkey and Greece can collaborate on

The post Turkey must stop provocations against EU member-states, says Tsipras appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Don't have nightmares "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Some days we just don't feel like blogging, Craig and I. On other days, we feel like it, but cant. Fortunately for this blog, when Craig cant or wont, I can and do. More often than not its the other way round. We are to blogging what Mr and Mrs Jack Spratt are to dining.

I most admire bloggers and writers who have the ability and talent to set out a case with as much consideration for an audience with a good grasp of the facts of whatever the matter may be, as for an audience with next to none. Some writers can embrace both without patronising the novice while not dumbing down enough to lose the interest of the aficionado.

Writing critically about Islam is especially tricky. How can you avoid instantly branding yourself as an Islamophobe at one end of the spectrum or an appeaser at the other? The readership will want to know if youre speaking from ignorance or experience, knowledge or bigotry, and even if they think theyve got the measure of you, theyll probably still take away a predetermined message. Especially so, since the current excuse that everything means what you want it to mean has been handed to them on a plate along with the handy bitesize epithets fake news and alternative truth.

Immersing oneself in certain internet sites leads to a kind of Reds under the bed type of paranoia. It works for radical Islam as well as radical anti-Islam. And yet, and yet. 

Take the films of documentary maker Zvi Yehezkeli, and Arabic-speaking Israeli Jew who has gone undecover to make several alarming films about the Islamic infiltration of European countries; Malmo in Sweden, Marseilles and Paris, Molenbeek in Belgium and more. Some of the documentaries were filmed several years ago, and they feature footage of Theo Van Gogh before he was murdered and Anjem Choudary before he was imprisoned. Sadly, Channel 4s Undercover Mosque seems to have been a one-off. These documentaries may give a one-sided view of the subject, but one should bear in mind that the mainstream media is presenting us with  the other side almost as an assault.

It is alarming that the western media is deliberately ignoring or playing it down this threat. Just...


Public outcry forces PPC to reconnect power to lung-patient "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

It needed the media intervention for Greeces Public Power Corporation to show a humane face. An exclusive report of local media Lamianow on Friday afternoon was reproduced by hundreds of local and national media, news websites and blogs and exposed the merciless power supply cut to a poor household thus putting at risk the life

The post Public outcry forces PPC to reconnect power to lung-patient appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.



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By Eve Mykytyn

Take $3,500 and a one-way ticket to an unnamed African country (Rwanda or Uganda) by April 1, or face indefinite imprisonment. This is what Israel told the 40,000 African migrants who have been stuck in limbo in Israel for years. According to the Israeli government, roughly 20,000 Africans have already been expelled.

On February 21, following the imprisonment of seven Eritreans who refused to leave Israel, 750 African asylum seekers detained at the  Holot detention center began a hunger strike reportedly refusing both food and water.

It seems that Israel has come face to face with one consequence of trying to be a nation like all others: having to cope with the difficulties of refugees who want the protection of your state without necessarily subscribing to your values.

Israel calls itself the Jewish state (as opposed to a state of its citizens), and actively seeks Jewish immigrants. This has given religious identity  a huge role in Israel, although Israel  is largely secular. Israel has not yet become a nation like all others  in its treatment of non Jews.  Its 20% Palestinian minority are second-class citizens.*

The African asylum seekers and its Palestinian citizens are not the only non Jewish residents of Israel has who have the potential of conflicting with Israels policy of being the Jewish state. Like many wealthy countries, Israel has chosen to import labor for the lower rungs of the pay scale. After the 1967 war, Palestinians crossed into Israel to work in construction and agriculture. Then following the first i...


NZ - Is fluoridation still a problem? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Is fluoridation still a problem?

February 23, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Apparently, it is. People in New Zealand are worried about the constantly changing and updating information on fluoridation.
They believe, that despite the other bigger problems in the country, this can be easily solved.
The new wave of panic has appeared after the series of different researching were made on fluoridation.
One research from the USA suggests that water fluoridation is responsible for lower childrens IQ. Other study claims that fluoridation effects thyroid function, whatever it may be.
According to Professor Paul Connett, whose article 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation provoke new wave of concerns among New Zealanders, there has never been randomized trial which can prove the safety of fluoridation.
Paper says that fluoride which is used in New Zealand is industrial chemical, and not natural. It is toxic, and often contains different heavy metals in it.
While dentists believe that there are benefits for teeth, Health Ministry has published data, according to which over 40 percent of children suffer from dental fluorosis.
Ministry does not recommend fluoride in tablets. Meanwhile, they continue to add fluoride in water. According to official calculation, 500 ml of water is equal to one tablet of fluoride.
Doctor John Colquhoun, an ex NZ Principal Dental Officer, even wrote official statement where he confesses that he has changed his mind about fluoride in the water and its benefits.
People in New Zealand believe that fluoridation of water must be stopped until it will not pass official random trials and its effectiveness will not be proved by specialists.


Full privatization of water companies in Athens & Thessaloniki cancelled "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The full privatization of water companies EYDAP in Athens and EYATH in Thessaloniki has been cancelled. Only a percentage of stakes will be sold to private investors, while the majority will remain to the state; it has already returned to the state from the Greek Privatization Fund HARDF. The procedure to sell minority stakes in

The post Full privatization of water companies in Athens & Thessaloniki cancelled appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Denis MacShane gives a BBC programme the thumbs-up "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Readers may recall the former Labour Europe minister Denis MacShane

He was always - and remains - a strong Europhile, and has a book out now called "Brexit, No Exit. How (in the End) Britain Won't Leave Europe". 

Well, he's one of that minority of a minority of a minority (like Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell) who thinks, or pretends to think, that the BBC is pro-Brexit. 

He rather gave their real game away though as far as such criticisms are concerned when he said a couple of days ago, "The complacency of the London pol-media-biz establishment esp BBC that referendum couldn't be lost was remarkable". 

He wants the BBC to stop being "complacent" and become even more engaged in the fight against Brexit.

Denis is, of course, never able to disguise his pleasure when a BBC programme does exactly what he wants the BBC to do. He's long been a fan of Mark Mardell and his The World Thjs Weekend, for example and, Chris Morris's Radio 4 series Brexit: A Guide for the Perplexed has proved to be another  such programme:



"Although the claims lacked evidence..." "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In praising Samira Ahmed's presentation of the BBC's Newswatch in the last post, I wrote "nor would she openly prejudge the main subject of her programme by openly giving her own view of the subject in advance - as Roger Bolton did here".

Well, it turns out that that's not quite true...

This week's Newswatch covered the "Agent Cob" story and, to its credit, put across a number of viewers' opinions that many hereabouts will appreciate being aired on the BBC.

Naturally, the BBC's response was along the lines of 'We got it about right', but at least these criticisms of the BBC have been given airtime on the BBC itself.

However, Samira engaged in a little steering of the audience herself by saying "Although the claims lacked evidence...some Newswatch viewers thought...".

Still, at least she didn't go anywhere near 'the full Roger Bolton' here:

Samira Ahmed: First, for the past week, many of our national newspapers have featured headlines such as "Corbyn the collaborator" and "Corbyn urged to reveal his Stasi file." Allegations that the Labour leader had questionable contacts with a Czech diplomat and agent in the 1980s emerged from files held by the Czech security service archive. The Labour leader called the story "nonsense" and accused the newspapers covering it of "lies and smears". But not all Newswatch viewers were so dismissive of the claims. This anonymous telephone caller thought they were at least worthy of an airing on the BBC:
You've covered the story regarding Donald Trump and the Russia investigation ad nauseam for months and months and months on end but there's nothing on BBC News, even though it's featured very prominently in the newspapers, and I'm a bit staggered and a bit flabbergasted by this.
Although there were some mentions of the story on BBC News, it didn't feature on the main television bulletins until a brief mention on Tuesday, and then gained more prominence throughout the week. By Wednesday on the Daily Politics, Andrew Neil tackled the subject to much acclaim.
Andrew Neil: The Defence Secr...


Tresspass Journal Issue 2 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Our friends from Trespass Journal sent in their recent issue.  It is in depth, multilingual publication about issues of squatting all over the World. In my humble opinion, it is more than worth a read, especially the text about Hong Kong. Here is the text Trespass collective sent to us. The link to the full


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Fisking 'Feedback' on the BBC's Brexit coverage "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Whatever reservations some of us might have about Samira Ahmed's Newswatch and its usefulness (though I'm glad it exists and that it's to the credit that the BBC broadcasts it), I really don't think it can be credibly denied that its teeth are a heck of lot sharper than its Radio 4 equivalent, Roger Bolton's Feedback...

...or that the otherwise very opinionated, censorious Samira Ahmed does a far, far better job of concealing her own views than Roger Bolton ever manages to do.

For example, Samira would never begin an edition of Newswatch like this: 
Roger Bolton: Hello. It's nice to be back. Nothing much has happened at the BBC since we've been off-air, just a little local difficulty about gender equality and presenters pay and the usual accusations of leftie-liberal bias. Oh, and the BBC is now the prime target in the age-old political game of 'Shoot the Messenger'. The reason? This:
BBC newsreader: Senior ministers will meet tomorrow to discuss what the government wants from the final Brexit deal. 
Roger Bolton: Yes, Brexit.
Note the dismissive, mocking tone of "the usual accusations of leftie-liberal bias" followed by the emphatic, preemptive, opinionated, even-more-dismissive defence of the BBC in "Oh, and the BBC is now the prime target in the age-old political game of 'Shoot the Messenger'" (specifically in connection with the BBC's coverage of Brexit).

Yes, Samira Ahmed (however opinionated and illiberal she might be on Twitter, or in newspapers, or in magazines, or on other BBC programmes) would never glibly mock viewers' concerns on Newswatch itself.



Syrian War Report February 23, 2018: Syrian Army Enters YPG-held Part Of Aleppo, Turkey Strikes Convoy Entering Afrin "IndyWatch Feed Europe" On February 22, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered into and established a full control of the YPG-held neighborhoods of Aleppo city, according to pro-government sources. A


Supporters of the Syrian opposition held a rally in Berlin at... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Supporters of the Syrian opposition held a rally in Berlin at the first anniversary of the gas attack on Ghouta near Damascus by regime forces of dictator Bashar al-Assad. They reminded of the up to 1,500 dead who were killed by that gas attack. 08/23/2014.

Its the same Ghouta which is until now still under siege and is heavily bombed during the last days. The people in Ghouta are now suffering for more than four years.
#berlin #syria #freesyria #russia #ghouta #breathing_death #gasattack #warcrime #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #journalism

Friday, 23 February


Thousands attended a march in Berlin against the inhuman asylum... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Thousands attended a march in Berlin against the inhuman asylum system in Germany. Against residence obligation, the conditions in the camps for asylum seekers and deportations. The demonstration followed a march by about 20 refugees from Wrzburg to Berlin who arrived one week earlier. These protests were the beginning of a wave of refugee actions, including protest camps and hunger strikes, in Berlin and throughout Germany. 10/13/2012.
#berlin #refugees #refugeeswelcome #noborders #asylumpolicy #march #oplatz #refugeestruggle #demonstration #protest #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #journalism #reportage


Wenn ihr die atemlosen schockierten emprten Vorwrfe ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wenn ihr die atemlosen schockierten emprten Vorwrfe der Wahlmanipulation durch die Russen hrt, fragt ihr euch da auch, was eigentlich mit den Wahlmanipulationen durch die USA ist?

Bill Clintons CIA-Direktor Woolsey hat sich mal zu der Frage geuert:

When asked whether the U.S. interferes in other countries elections, James Woolsey said, Well, only for a very good cause in the interests of democracy."

Oh, probably, but it was for the good of the system in order to avoid communists taking over, he told Laura Ingraham on her Fox News show on Friday night.

Seht ihr? Das haben wir fr die Demokratie getan! Die Wahlmanipulation jetzt. Ist doch einleuchtend, findet ihr nicht? Also ich habe da keine Fragen mehr. Die russische Botschaft auch nicht.

Gute Nachrichten! Der Mindestlohn hat unsere Wirtschaft ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten! Der Mindestlohn hat unsere Wirtschaft doch nicht umgebracht!

Germany's statistics office has said the German state last year logged the highest annual surplus since the country reunited in 1990. The result came on the back of record-low unemployment and low interest rates.
Und wisst ihr, was noch voll am Boden ist? Die Reallhne!




Officers are searching for a man who failed to attend court after being charged with a serious driving offence.

Marcin Wiczynski, 30, of Scarborough, is wanted by police after Scarborough magistrates issued a warrant for his arrest.

Wiczynski, pictured above, failed to attend court after he was charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He is short around 5ft 7ins and of average build. He has short, brown receding hair and speaks with an Eastern European accent.

Anyone who has seen Wiczynski or knows his whereabouts should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Huw Walkey.

You can also email Traffic Constable Walkey on

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident number 12170101831.

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Lung-Patient hospitalized in serious condition after PPC cuts power to poor household "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Outstanding debts? No settlement? Poverty? Sickness? Greek Public Power Company knows no mercy.  The public company sent a crew and cut the power supply to a couple that has been living under the poverty line and furthermore the man has been suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a lung disease. The cut of the

The post Lung-Patient hospitalized in serious condition after PPC cuts power to poor household appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/02/23 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2018/02/23 18:00:01 Welcome 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


Globally Top-Respected Experts on Middle East Warn Syrian War May Produce WW III "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker blog Abdel Bari Atwan, the retired editor-in-chief (1989-2013) of the pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and author of widely respected books on the


Wie geht es euch, wenn ihr die SPD beteuern hrt, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wie geht es euch, wenn ihr die SPD beteuern hrt, dass es vor der Ycel-Freilassung keine Deals mit der Trkei gab?

Da lacht ihr doch heiser, oder?

Und vllig zu Recht, wie sich rausstellt:

Die Bundesregierung hat vor der Freilassung von Welt-Korrespondent Deniz Ycel zahlreiche Genehmigungen fr Rstungsexporte in die Trkei erteilt. Insgesamt handelt es sich um 31 Flle. Das Wirtschaftsressort besttigte unterdessen ein Treffen zwischen Auenminister Gabriel und hochrangigen Vertretern der Waffenindustrie.
Warte mal, Gabriel, Gabriel, wer war noch mal der, der behauptet hatte, es habe keine Deals gegeben? Oh ja richtig! Gabriel!


a-Fisking we shall go : David Raynes in Conservative Woman "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Every now and again a piece of perfectly congealed boneheadedness comes along. Why do they come on a Friday from the brexstremists, making me fisk them when I should be heading for a beer? Anyhow, here we go, with a piece of internally inconsistent and condescending foolishness of note. So bad is it that the author knew, and allowed a sign, reproduced above, of a vandalised welcome to NI sign be its picture lede. 

Is the Irish border really the unsolvable Brexit problem the EU Commission would have us believe?

Well, it is not just the commission, is it.Lets recall this ever fresh comment from a conservative of note. Ready.1.2..3..

The position of countries has been violently altered. The modes of thought of men, the whole outlook on affairs, the grouping of parties, all have encountered violent and tremendous change in the deluge of the world. But as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again. The integrity of their quarrel is one of the few institutions that have been unaltered in the cataclysm which has swept the world

W Churchill, Esq.

So, yeah, pretty much unsolvable.

It keeps coming up,

Funny that . Imagine a border coming up in debates about a country taking control of its border. Its almost like its a a border?

 on Any Questions, Question Time, Daily Politics and so on. It is presented, especially by the ignorant or duplicitous (those with Brexit-preventing intent?),

three different things here. And all in the mind of the beholder.

 as a deal-breaker,

It is that.

 an unsolvable barrier to Brexit.

To a hard Brexit, yep.

We are told by the EU Commission that a system for the Irish border must be agreed before the interminable talks move on.

And, indeed, that is what the tattermedallion rags of the UK governance system agreed

There is no doubt

I has a doubt. Therefore there is a doubt. You mean I, Brexit Britain, have no doubt

a false worry about avoiding a hard border, and probably crocodile tears about the Good Friday Agreement

This is a lovely little dig. Kudos. Remember the Arlene Forster statement on crocodiles?

. If anyone wants a hard border or the threat of it, it is the EU, not the UK or Irish governments or peoples.

Later we find our author worked for decades in customs and excise. In all that time, which spanned...


300 more doctors on Novartis payroll while company under investigation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In a new raid to Novartis offices in Athens, authorities secured a list with the names of 300 private and public doctors. the doctors reportedly received 1,000 to 5,000 euros in order to prescribe medicines of the Swiss drug-maker. The payments were paid in the time period  January 2016 to January 2017, that is while

The post 300 more doctors on Novartis payroll while company under investigation appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


The toddler allergic to water: 18-month-old girl breaks out in agonising blisters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The toddler allergic to water: 18-month-old girl breaks out in agonising blisters

SECONDS after she cries, sweats or has a bath Ivy Angerman suffers painful break outs after any water exposure

The 18-month-old is being taught by her mother not to cry when upset

Mother Brittany Angerman, 27, worries Ivy will be bullied due to her disorder

The only truly effective treatment is for sufferers to avoid water entirely

Ivy is thought to be the youngest of just 50 sufferers of the condition worldwide ............

I bet there's a lot more than 50 suffers we don't all run to the doctor. 
For one year I too suddenly became allergic to water. I even found that distilled water still brought me out in a rash ruling out chlorine being the culprit. Not as bad as this kiddie but bad enough that bathing became a problem.
It has now disappeared but I switched to  quick showers rather than chance it coming back.


Germanys support is clear and given, Merkel tells Tsipras on Turkeys provocations "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Germanys support is clear and given, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated on Friday when Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras raised the issue of Turkish provocations in the Aegean. Tsipras had pointed out that, while EU-Turkey cooperation on migration was effective as admitted by all sides it was necessary that there be no tensions

The post Germanys support is clear and given, Merkel tells Tsipras on Turkeys provocations appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Pharmacists Association warns of legal actions against every license obtained by non-pahrmacists "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Pan-Hellenic Pharmacists Association warns that it will appeal in courts against any license granted to non-pharmacists. The warning comes just hours after the Council of State ruled in favor of the full opening of the pharmacists profession that will allow investors to open pharmacies in Greece. The pharmacists Association says it considers the CoS

The post Pharmacists Association warns of legal actions against every license obtained by non-pahrmacists appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


23 February 2014, SitRep Sevastopol "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Today, 23 February, is the anniversary of the City of Sevastopol cementing its course of leaving Ukraine. I personally think that soon this will be a holiday in this City


#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #streetphotography #blackandwhite... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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Check your pension stamps in Greece with One Click on e-system ATLAS "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Those who have worked in Greece and have paid social security contributions for pension, can now check with the new electronic platform of Greeces e-government how many pension stamps they have collected. The ATLAS application give this possibility to those insured at IKA (employees and part of self-employed), OAEE (self-employed), OGA (farmers) as well as

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Turkish warships threaten to sink Italian drillship SAIPEM in Cyprus EEZ "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A serious incident took place at 10 a.m. on Friday morning, when five Turkish warships threatened to sink the drillship  SAIPEM 12000 commissioned by the Italian energy company ENI. The drillship had set to reach block 3 of Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in a new effort to reach Soupia target. SAIPEM could not reach

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FinMin Tsakalotos admits Citizens do not see the economy improvements "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Finally a government official admitted the obvious: that the average citizens does not see the improvements in economy as they are been recorded in spread sheets and in the upgrades of the contrys credit ratings. Touring the island of Crete and meeting with local authorities, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said Some things are done, there

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Open Letter to NYCC "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

An Open Letter on the subject of Adult Social Care (ASC) to County Councillor Helen SWIERS [Con.], in her capacity as Chair of North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC), from County Councillor Tony RANDERSON [Lab.]. Councillor RANDERSON is also a Scarborough Borough Councillor (SBC).


Madam Chairman.

I cannot in all conscience support this budget, although in a quite minute way sympathise with Cllr Dadd and the Executive in their uncomfortable positions in these times of Austerity foisted upon us all by their Tory Government.

It is diabolical that once again there is a recommendation for us all to chew over of yet another 2% precept on Social Services.

This is again another double whammy upon those good residents throughout North Yorkshire.

The Government has already received finances from us all to ensure Social Services are adequately catered for, just why should our citizens have to pay twice for the same service.

To put a further extra financial burden in the County Councils court, purely because of this continuous slashing of funding from Central Government, is a step too far. It just is not fair or equitable.

I am perfectly aware that the County Council has attempted to protect adult social care spending to a much greater extent than many other councils and it now spends 42% of its budget on social care of older people along with vulnerable adults, for this they must be applauded.

However, North Yorkshire citizens pay more Council Tax and receives less government funding along with having higher costs due to the delivery of its services right across Englands largest rural authority. This has to be correct because these are Cllr Dadds words and not my own, however I agree whole heartedly with them.

This being the case I have to beg the question from North Yorkshires illustrious Members of Parliament just what they are doing, if anything, to address this ludicrous situation, where our council tax in varying parts of North Yorkshire is higher than most if not all constituencies throughout Britain. Their unacceptable silence is deafening, it clearly is the case living in their respective Ivory Towers of yes you are struggling but Im alright, Jack.

It just cannot be right that once again our residents have to dig deep into their own pockets just in order to prop up failing government economic policies.

For the avoidance of doubt, I also take issue with the continuous term Savings when we should be clearly pointing out that these are Cuts to this County Councils funding.

I shall be resisting this budget f...


Living in Athens: 1:2 households cannot afford heating, 1:5 work for less than 500 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The living and working conditions of the millions of people living in the Attica prefecture and Athens have been surveyed by Marc on behalf of the Attica Regional Authorities in cooperation with the Labor Center of Athens. The results draw   as no otherwise expected a grim picture of those living in the Greek

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UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Never seen this before - funny how he kept misspelling fluoride.


The link between fluoride levels and Alzheimers disease "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The link between fluoride levels and Alzheimers disease
By Contributor 22nd February 2018

Dear Editor,

The Irish Examiner previously published an excellent report on the increase in dementia in Ireland (Dementia tsunami looms, Catherine Shanahan, June 25, 2015).
In this article, Dr Ronan Collins was quoted as saying: I have seen the exponential growth of dementia in our clinical workload over the last 15 years, a true tsunami with the burden it imposes on increasing numbers of people and their families, and its cost both in terms of the lost social contribution of the person and through the economic cost of care needed.
Shanahan also reported that the economic cost of dementia illness in the Republic of Ireland was estimated to be 1.7 billion in 2010.
Like Ireland, the USA has also seen an unprecedented increase in dementia in recent decades. Between 1999 and 2014, deaths rates from Alzheimers disease in the USA rose by more than 50 per cent.
The current cost of healthcare for dementia in the USA is US$236bn (191.2bn). It is important to be aware that the USA and Ireland are two of the most fluoridated countries in the world, with in excess of 70 per cent of their populations provided with artificially fluoridated drinking water.
It is also important to note that in 2003, research published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry found that lower brain acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity was associated with cognitive impairment in adults, and that individuals with low AChE activity may have early Alzheimers disease changes in the brain.
Most people remain unaware that in 2006, the National Research Council of the National Academies in the USA reported that fluoride inhibits the activities of AChE, and warned of the possibilities that...


Australia - Dentists urge big picture view of fluoride in shire water "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wednesdays decision that council would be fluoridating the remainder of the shires public water supply met with heated debate both inside and outside of the councils chambers. 
There were loud disruptions in the chamber with Mayor Kristy McBain rising on several occasions to ask for respect from the public members. Then, only a few hours later, online forums lit up with support for the decision, but also some anger and consternation.


BAN IT NOW : RED PILL /FLUORIDE ITS POISON (self.CBTS_Stream) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by ScorpioPatriot

Here you will find a list of just 9 Out of the many dangers of Fluoride.. that can be found in 95% of all toothpaste sold and knowingly added to our water supply . Its time we call for a BAN on FLUORIDE In its entirity . Our Days of being dumbed down and people being mass sterlilized is over. Here is the list ..I just came acrossed . CODE : SPAM SHARE THIS POST.


In fact, the number one reason for poison control calls concerning fluoride are for children whove eaten toothpaste. Long-term ingestion is harmful to the brain, digestive system, heart, bones even the tooth enamel its supposed to help. These next 9 shocking facts will make you take a second look at your exposure to fluoride.

Weakens Skeletal Health Skeletal fluorosis is a condition resulting from fluoride consumption. The liver is unable to process fluoride, thus it passes into the bloodstream where it combines with calcium thats been leeched from the skeletal system. Youre left with weak bones, otherwise known as skeletal fluorosis. The risk has been known about for decades yet its not been established how much exposure will trigger skeletal fluorosis and the impact it has on quality of life is horrendous. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid fluoride. Recently, Chinese authorities established a link between reductions in fluoride exposure and the incidence of fluorosis.

Causes Arthritis Fluoride has been shown to cause calcification of cartilage, the essential tissue for joint health.Degenerative osteoarthritis has been linked to skeletal fluorosis. And in a study of individuals suffering from fluorosis, osteoarthritis knee conditions occurred frequently.

Toxic to the Thyroid Iodine and fluoride belong to a family of compounds known as halogens. Although iodine is beneficial to the thyroid, fluoride is not. However, because of the similarities, the thyroid can absorb fluoride instead of iodine. This is bad. Fluoride is toxic to thyroid cells; it inhibits function and causes cell death.For decades, fluoride was used to reduce thyroid function in individuals suffering from an overactive thyroid. Now and pay attention to this the range used in water fluoridation matches the levels typically used to reduce thyroid function.

Calcifies the Ultra-Important Pineal Gland Although the full capabilities of the pineal gland have been the subject of debate for centuries, its known for certain that, at a minimum, the pineal gland regulates body rhythms and wake-sleep cycles; two extremely important functions. Fluoride is especially toxic to the pineal gland, where it accumulates and calcifies the gland. In fact, by the time the average person reaches old age, their pineal gland will have higher calcium density than their bones.

Accelerates Female Puberty It also deserve...


Endlich kmmert sich mal jemand um die Frage, ob man ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Endlich kmmert sich mal jemand um die Frage, ob man nicht die Software enteignen kann, wenn ein Spielehersteller die Server abschaltet. Es geht um eine Gruppe, die alte Computerspiele als eine Art Kunstmuseum spielbar halten will, und das ging eigentlich immer gut, bis wir heute umgestiegen sind auf Spiele, die nur mit Online-Servern funktionieren. Und wenn der Hersteller die Server abschaltet, dann ist halt Aus mit dem Spiel.

Aber warum eigentlich? Man knnte ja auch sagen: Wenn ihr die Server nicht weiterbetreiben wollt, dann betreibt sie halt jemand anderes weiter.


Italy: arson attack on CSA Magazzino47 Social Centre "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Last night the fascists broke into CSA Magazzino47 social centre in Brescia, Italy, and set fire to it. They forced entry through a window and used gasoline to set the social centre bookshop on fire. Fortunately, no one was injured during the attack or due to fire. The situation was quickly contained by a community centers member


Athens: Construction works to paralyze 2 main Tram Lines Feb 24-Mar 6 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Only one out of three Tram lines, the along the Athens Riviera, will be in operation for eleven whole days, causing immense trouble to thousands of commuters and why not, tourists. Due to construction works,  Tram lines 1 and 2, that is SyntagmaAsklipieio Voula and SyntagmaSEF/Neo Faliro will be halted February 24 March 6

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Greece: Free Transportation For All: A paradigmatic anarchist campaign in the difficult years of Syriza "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In early 2016 in Athens, a far-reaching campaign begun with a fairly modest announcement: Free Transportation for All. The campaign started with a few initial actions that grabbed headlines, such as the intervention at the OASA (Athens Mass Transit System) office and the destruction of ticket machines at several stations. Since then, the campaign has


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A poll the BBC probably won't be tweeting about "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

So according to the latest YouGov poll...

...nearly half of Leave voters think the BBC is biased against Brexit and only 13% of them give the BBC believe the BBC to be unbiased over Brexit. 

Not surprising that of course - though the 5% of Leave voters who think the BBC is pro-Brexit is quite something!

The more interesting finding is that - despite Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell - there's no equivalent result among Remain voters. Nearly three times as many Remain voters think the BBC is unbiased. And most startling of all,  more Remain voters (14%) think the BBC is anti-Brexit than pro-Brexit (13%) - so Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell are a minority of a minority of a minority here!

Wonder what the BBC Press Office will say about this one?


Syrian War Report February 22, 2018: Russia Moves Its Advanced Su-57 Stealth Fighters Into Syria "IndyWatch Feed Europe" On February 21, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Qara Baba, Kirbet Siluki and Vergan from the Kurdish Peoples Protection


Russian Presidential Elections: boring, useless and necessary? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] As the Presidential elections in Russia are drawing near I am amazed to see how much interest this event is generating in

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