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Thursday, 27 September

01:00

Tom Crewe: Here was a plague "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Aids starts with the deaths. With the dying. At first there was only confusion, incomprehension. Bodies that quickly became unintelligible to themselves. Nightsweats, shingles, thrush, diarrhoea, sores that crowded into mouths and made it impossible to eat. A fantastically rare form of pneumonia. Dementia in men of twenty: brains that shrank and withered. Tuberculosis of the stomach, of the bone marrow. A cancer meant to be slow-moving, to manifest benignly in elderly men from the Mediterranean, which burrowed from the outside in: from marks on the skin, to the stomach and lungs. Non-human illnesses: men dying from the blights of sheep, of birds, of cats, diseases no man had ever died of before. Men dying in the time it takes to catch and throw off a cold: One Thursday, David France writes in How to Survive a Plague, sexy Tommy McCarthy from the classifieds department stayed out late at an Yma Sumac concert. Friday he had a fever. Sunday he was hospitalised. Wednesday he was dead.

Lorna Finlayson: Corbyn Now "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In the event that Corbyn survives to win an election and form a government, what may be hoped from it? It has often been said that we should not expect his troubles to end when he becomes prime minister, and indeed that this may be the moment when his real problems begin. This is probably true, if not very useful. What we may hope for also depends on a more basic and fundamental question. If you think that capitalism can be managed in such a way as to afford a decent life for all, then it is precisely this we should hope for and demand from a Labour victory under Corbyn. If not, the hope must be for something else.

Adam Mars-Jones: Sally Rooney "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Normal People doesnt bear much resemblance to apprentice work. The evenness of Rooneys attention is a huge asset, page by page, and the sign of an unusual sensibility. The only question is whether she gives quite enough shape to the story of the chemistry between two people who, over the course of several years, apparently could not leave one another alone. The exemplary architecture of sentence and page has no real equivalent on a larger scale, and the meticulousness and lack of hurry that are so effective locally work against a sense of climax or growth, producing a final impression almost of fizzle.

Letters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 18 (27 September 2018)

Table of contents "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Table of contents from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 18 (27 September 2018)

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Wednesday, 19 September

20:15

Sachsen baut sich brigens eine neue SS auf. Endlich! ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sachsen baut sich brigens eine neue SS auf. Endlich! Wie konnte an so eine schne Tradition jemals einfach so einschlafen lassen!?

17:53

Russian response options to the latest Israeli provocation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Over the past 24 hours the Internet, including this blog, have been flooded with opinion on what everybody and anybody would do if they were in Putins boots.  Proposals range

17:34

Why on earth is the Guardian editor siding with The S*n over the people of Liverpool? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


If you ever needed a demonstration of how far to the right the Guardian has shifted, consider the fact that their political editor Heather Stewart decided to insult the people of Liverpool, and insult the intelligence of the rest of us by presenting hacks from the S*n as poor innocent victims, solely in order to score ridiculously cheap political points against the Labour left.

The Tweet in question relates to a Momentum event in the city of Liverpool. It wasn't Momentum's choice to hold the Labour Party Conference in the city (it was the Labour leadership) but once it was settled that all the conference events were going to be in Liverpool it was obvious that anyone with any decency and respect for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster would avoid inviting hacks from The S*n to their events.

The reason is simple. When police negligence resulted in the deaths of 96 innocent Liverpool fans in 1989, The S*n produced a truly vile pack of lies on their front page to deliberately deflect blame from the police onto the victims of the tragedy. Worst of all, the headline above the extraordinary pack of front page lies read "The Truth".

For decades this grotesque fan-blaming narrative was used to deflect blame from the true culprits onto the victims of the disaster.

Just imagine how the families of the deceased felt to have their loved ones falsely blamed for their own deaths. Just imagine how the traumatised survivors of the tragedy felt to be smeared as drunks who pickpocketed the dead and urinated on the "brave cops" (you know the "brave cops" who actually caused the tragedy through their negligence).

Just imagine how it felt to suffer these lies for decades before the truth was finally admitted; that police negligence caused the disaster and the fan-blaming propaganda was all a pack o...

17:18

Bayers Monsanto Asks U.S. Court to Toss $289 Million Glyphosate Verdict "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Is Bayers remorse taking its toll?

By Tina Bellon and cross-posted from Reuters

Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the companys glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.

The company said in motions filed in San Franciscos Superior Court of California that the jurys decision was insufficiently supported by the evidence presented at trial by school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson.

Johnsons case, filed in 2016, was fast-tracked for trial due to the severity of his non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system, that he alleged was caused by years of exposure to Roundup and Ranger Pro, another Monsanto herbicide that contains glyphosate.

Monsanto asked Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who oversaw the trial, to set aside the verdict or, in the alternative, reduce the award or grant a new trial. A hearing on the motions is set for Oct. 10.

The company, which denies the allegations, has previously said it would appeal the verdict if necessary.

Johnsons case was the first to go to trial over allegations that glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto is facing some 8,000 similar lawsuits across the United States.

Shares in Bayer, which bought Monsanto this year for $63 billion, slid following the Aug. 10 jury decision and the stock was still trading some 20 percent below its pre-verdict value of 73.30 euros ($85.45) on Tuesday

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15:54

Rock Star Scholar "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



A series of videos on the BBC website, under the BBCs ample #MeToo umbrella, includes a short film about Tariq Ramadan who is currently in custody in France, facing charges of rape. 

Weve alluded to professor Ramadan previously - here on this site and, back in the day, on Biased-BBC, but the most exhaustive critique of Ramadan, Islamic philosopher and grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna, is in Paul Bermans The Flight of the Intellectuals  

In short, Berman finds the widespread admiration of Ramadan to be misplaced. Berman regards Ramadan as a sinister figure with a sinister agenda, and at the same time deplores the intimidation and violence directed at that subset of the European intelligentsia its Muslim free-thinking and liberal wing especially who survive only because of bodyguards. 

In making this film, which someone has bizarrely titled 'The rock star scholar and rape claims the BBC has commissioned - or collaborated with - another object of its own misplaced admiration, none other than a lady youll be familiar with if youve ever watched The Big Questions; the sanctimonious Muslim intellectual Myriam Francois,  formerly known as Myriam Franois-Cerrah.

Having apparently ditched the Cerrah as well as the hijab, I wonder if Myriam Francois is another beneficiary o...

15:12

Ach komm, Fefe! Nur weil Rudolf Harbig in der NSDAP ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ach komm, Fefe! Nur weil Rudolf Harbig in der NSDAP und der SA war, heit das doch nicht, dass das Fuballstadion in Dresden nicht nach ihm benannt sein sollte!1!! Der Mann ist an der Ostfront gefallen. Ein Kriegsheld!!1! Fanden die Dynamo-Fans, die ber den neuen Namen abstimmen durften.

Ein Einsender erklrt mir gerade, dass Schneeflocke ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ein Einsender erklrt mir gerade, dass Schneeflocke ein alter Kampfbegriff des Feminismus ist:

ich kenne den Begriff Snowflake vor allem aus der feministischen Ecke. Siehe z.B. Blogspot-Link. Da hat man damit Frauen bezeichnet, die sich mnnlichen Wunschvorstellungen anbiedern und damit das Patriarchat untersttzen. Ich glaube in antirassistischen Bewegungen wurde der Begriff auf hnliche Weise bereits noch lnger benutzt. Beides hat seine problematischen Aspekte (die sicher auch diskutiert wurden), aber ich glaube der Begriff war fest im Griff derjenigen, die Diskurse gegen Unterdrckung gefhrt haben.

Die Generalisierung, die jetzt im Umlauf ist, ist glaube ich tatschlich erst mit der Generation populr geworden, die Du damit bezeichnest. Kurioser Weise hat sich damit der Typ Leute, der damit gemeint ist, praktisch umgekehrt. Vorher waren es diejenigen, die sich in einer unterdrckten Gruppe nicht unterdrckt gefhlt haben, nun sind es diejenigen, die sich stndig unterdrckt fhlen.

In beiden Fllen meint man natrlich die, die sich ganz besonders speziell fhlen und andere deswegen gngeln und deren Perspektive fr nichtig erklren, weil es sie ja gibt.

Wieder was gelernt!

14:44

Francis, Maybe Just Shut the Fuck Up and Clean Up "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Headline: Popes Claim Sex Is Gift of God Stirs Abuse Controversy

The Pope praised human sexuality and decried pornography in a speech to young French Catholics. Last week, he stated that Satan attempts to attack Catholic bishops so as to scandalize the people, responding to a raft of sexual scandals that have been rocking the Church.

Sex is a gift of God and people express love both in spiritual and physical dimensions, Pope Francis told an audience in France, according to the Catholic news website Crux.

Marital sexual relations between a man and woman are a gift that the Lord gives us, the Pope told young Catholics in the diocese of Grenoble-Vienne on Monday, claiming that human sexuality is designed so that couples could love one another and create life. It is passion, it is passionate love. True love is passionate, he said.

The Pontiff acknowledged that human weakness or spiritual failings can lead people to express their sexuality in a way that is detached from love and used for amusement, claiming that it runs counter to the very beautiful way it was intended to be.

His Holiness Francis went on to condemn pornography as being part of an industry of lies and urged young people to safeguard their sexuality and prepare for that love that will be part of their entire lives.

His comments were seen as controversial by many netizens; some of them raced to Twitter to recall the recent sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church.

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13:35

En Bulgaria, cazar refugiados es un deporte "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Hoy es un buen da para ir a la caza de refugiados, Dinko Valev, de 31 aos, evala el cielo de Yambol, en el sur de Bulgaria, que est despejado. Es el dueo de una chatarrera y es con el dinero que factura con el que financia el ejrcito paramilitar de extrema derecha del que es lder y que denomin -Movimiento Nacionalista Blgaro-.

Comenc solo hace tres aos a vigilar la frontera en moto, ahora somos 50 hombres, tenemos siete tanques y un helicptero. Qu es exactamente lo que hacen? Cazamos refugiados, en Bulgaria es un deporte, dice. Llmenlos migrantes, llmenlos refugiados, llmenlos como quieran, que para m son potenciales terroristas que ponen a Europa en peligro, no los podemos, ni vamos a dejar entrar.

Dinko se hizo famoso en Bulgaria hace dos aos cuando, tras entregar 12 sirios a las autoridades, el canal de televisin bTV lo present como el superhroe que est luchando por la patria. Das despus, el primer ministro agradeci pblicamente la ayuda de los civiles que apoyan a la polica en la supervisin de la frontera: Su contribucin es bienvenida, dijo entonces el que fuera primer ministro de Bulgaria Boyto Borisov.

En 2016, Bruselas pag seis mil millones a Turqua para frenar el flujo de refugiados a Europa, despus de que casi dos millones de personas entraran en la Unin el ao anterior. Y fue en ese momento cuando los grupos paramilitares del pas vecino ganaron espacio para crecer. Bulgaria construy un muro y pas a impedir entradas sin atender a causas humanitarias ni a solicitudes de asilo, dice Martin Dimitrov, periodista del diario blgaro 24 Horas y especialista en cuestiones de inmigracin. La consigna ahora es expulsar, duel...

11:56

FTC: Cllr RODERICKs Disastrous Maiden Innings "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

FTC: Cllr RODERICKs Disastrous Maiden Innings

  • an In My View article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on a rather distasteful outburst at Filey Town Council (FTC).

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Readers may recall an article of mine entitled FTC: By-Election Preview, published on 25th July 2016, ahead of a by-election for a casual vacancy resulting from the resignation of former Filey Town Councillor John CASEY.

That by-election proved to be a very low-key affair with a turn-out of only 8.3% a figure so poor as to suggest that electors in Filey are largely oblivious to (or uninterested in) the activities of the Town Council. This is rather sad. I have generally found FTC to be amongst the best of Town/Parish Councils in the North Yorkshire area and I have visited quite a number.

At any rate, eleven out of every twelve Filey electors stayed at home.

In the event (and perhaps in consequence), 238 of the 451 who did vote elected Councillor Mrs Christine RODERICK, at the expense of the only other candidate, Ms Samantha Albertine SLINGER-BEEVERS with 211 votes, who, in my view, was by far the more attractive candidate. (There were two spoiled ballot papers).

A majority of just 27 votes, even on a turn-out of only 8.3%, is a mandate true. But it is by no means a ringing endorsement. It is eminently reversible.

At the last full-term election, on 7th May 2015, the turn-out was 60.43% though this figure was inflated by the co-synchronous parliamentary elections. In the May 2019 local elections, without that parliamentary election boost, turn-out is likely to be in the 20-40% range.

Be that as it may, on 8th August 2018, newly elected Councillor Christine RODERICK made her maiden appearance as an elected member of Filey Town Council. The webcast of that meeting is not presently available on the Councils webcast (YouTube channel), for administrative reasons which it is unnecessary to examine just at present.

However, I learn that a video-clip showing an excerpt from the original webcast has apparently been uploaded to the internet here.

In brief: Councillor John HAXBY informed the Council that it had come to his attention that Councillor RODERICK had publicly alleged that he, Councillor HAXBY, had made me aware of the circumstances surrounding the disqualification (in 2004) of Councillor RODERICK as...

09:29

The Retreat of the State "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

As I write, there have been more murders in London than New York so far this year, and the Home Secretary has just denied that cuts to police numbers have anything to do with the increase in young people dying. Senior retired coppers have said the opposite, with former Met Police Commissioner Ian Blair saying

09:15

Top 5 Food Slogan LIES "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2 Fluoride fights cavities 

Image: Top 5 Food Slogan LIESOh, the insidious dental industry and deep state of America. Right after Hitler used fluoride to poison the Jews in the concentration camps of WWII, the known chemical insecticide began getting dripped into municipal taps in the USA, starting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Currently, nearly 70 percent of all U.S. tap water contains sodium fluoride, a dangerous chemical byproduct of industries that causes brittle bones, lowered IQ, and cancer.
No, the fluoride in toothpaste and tap water is not the naturally occurring kind. Youve been duped! Thats just another big lie perpetuated by the crooks at the ADA for nearly a century. In fact, overuse of fluoride actually leads to fluorosis. Do your teeth have white streaks, brown stains and cloudy splotches? Are your teeth pitting? Fluorosis is a tooth enamel defect caused by TOO MUCH fluoride intake during childhood. Never take fluoride tablets and stop drinking fluoridated tap water immediately.

09:08

USA - Keep Potsdam Smiling "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Opinion: Colton man makes five point plan to Keep Potsdam Smiling
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 8:25 am
To the Editor:
A new plan called "Keep Potsdam Smiling" is a viable solution to replace the antiquated model of municipal water fluoridation.
Five key points:
#1 Identification: Identify disadvantaged children and their families who don't have access to prevent tooth decay by using the same process as the current free school lunch program does. This can extend the benefits to the entire town, not just the village.
#2 Distribution: Make freely available: toothpaste with fluoride (topical use), and fluoridated water and/or tablets (internal use) that the American Dental Association provides a standard dosing schedule for. This ensures those qualifying children/families who choose, will actually have clear and direct access to a va...

00:51

Wisst ihr, was ein Medicane ist? Ein Hurricane im Mittelmeer! ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wisst ihr, was ein Medicane ist? Ein Hurricane im Mittelmeer! Dafr ist das Wasser jetzt warm genug.

Ach komm, Fefe, Global Warming, Global Schwarming, das ist doch alles ein liberal hoax! Medicanes gab es bestimmt schon frher mal!!1!

Die Bundeswehr hat einen fetten Moorbrand ausgelst. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die Bundeswehr hat einen fetten Moorbrand ausgelst. In Meppen. Das ist bei der niederlndischen Grenze. Da haben sie "neue Munition" ausprobiert, aber den Lschhubschrauber aus Inkompetenzgrnden nicht am Start gehabt. Was kann da schon passieren. Wir schieen ja nur in einer Drreperiode auf ausgetrocknetes Moorland.

Der Rauch ist noch in Bremen zu riechen. Und was sagt die Bundeswehr dazu?

Festhalten!

Ein Sprecher der Wehrtechnischen Dienststelle erklrte zu den Vorwrfen, komplett ausschlieen knne man Moorbrnde eben nicht. "Wenn ich mich richtig informiert habe, htte der Sommer nur zwei, drei Tage weiter bei den entsprechenden Temperaturen bleiben mssen, und wir htten auch ohne irgendwelche Munitionseinwirkung den schnsten Moorbrand haben knnen", sagte Thomas Malyusz, stellvertretender Direktor der Dienststelle, dem NDR. Tatschlich brennt es auf dem Gelnde laut Bundeswehr 80 bis 100 Mal pro Jahr nach bungen.
Ach komm, wir verkacken doch so hufig und mit solcher Systematik und Verlsslichkeit, da wollen wir doch jetzt diesen einen besonders krassen Verkacker nicht an die groe Glocke hngen!!1! Grobrnde, deren Lschung Monate braucht, passieren halt!1!!

Noch kurz zu Linux: Hier ist ein Checkin eines 4-jhrigen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Noch kurz zu Linux: Hier ist ein Checkin eines 4-jhrigen Mdchens.

Erzhlt mir also nicht, es gbe da unberwindliche Barrieren und MLP-Fans wrden weggemobbt.

Nachdem jetzt der Vierte wissen will, was blauhaarige ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Nachdem jetzt der Vierte wissen will, was blauhaarige Schneeflocken und Bronies sind, erklr ich es mal ffentlich. So hab ich mir das ja nicht vorgestellt :)

Eine Schneeflocke ist ein Kind, das in den Zeiten aufgewachsen ist, wo alle Kinder voll einzigartig und wunderbar sind. Das sind die Kinder, die bei einem Rennen von drei Lufern den 3. Siegerplatz belegen, denn Verlierer gibt es bei uns nicht. Kinder, die in ihrer Kindheit nie Grenzen aufgezeigt bekommen haben, bei denen also die Eltern die Sozialisierung voll verkackt haben. Kinder, die jetzt gro geworden sind, und sich beim kleinsten Gegenwind auf den Boden werfen und strampeln, weil ihnen die Eltern das auch immer haben durchgehen lassen.

Ein Brony ist jemand, der My Little Pony geil findet. Googelt selbst. Nein, das ist kein Scherz. Wrde ich euch mit sowas belgen?! Ehrlich! Wenn ihr eine Bildersuche auf Brony macht, werdet ihr auch sehen, wieso ich blauhaarig schrieb.

Einhrner sind eine Unterkategorie.

Was fr Vorurteile schwingen da mit? Siehe oben, und: Lebensunfhige Egozentriker und Narzissten. Geistig weit in der Entwicklung hinter ihrem Krper hinterherhngend.

Wohlgemerkt: Inkompetent oder schlechte Programmierer ist nicht Teil der Vorurteile. Und ich habe mir auch keines dieser Vorurteile zueigen gemacht. Ich erwhne das hier als Teil meines Bildungsauftrags (*SEUFZ*) und weil ich explizit gefragt wurde.

Ich beobachte blo, dass unter den sich von Linus verletzt fhlenden Menschen Schneeflocken und Bronies deutlich berreprsentiert zu sein scheinen.

Ein Einsender hat mir vorgeworfen, was ich besonders verletztend finde, Snowflake sei ja ein Alt-Right-Begriff, den ich mir zu eigen machen wrde. Frechheit! Ich hab schon FDPler als Schneeflocken beschimpft, bevor es die Alt-Right gab!

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Tuesday, 18 September

22:58

Deadly Gangs of Oil Thieves Expand Their Business Model "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Systematic Petro-Plunder, as weve come to call it, eats into Mexicos energy sector.

In the early hours of Wednesday, September 12, a massive leak of highly flammable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) escaped into the quiet air of Villa Frontera, a suburb on the northern edge of Mexicos fourth largest city, Puebla. Authorities evacuated thousands of local residents. The apparent cause of the leak was a botched pipeline tap by one of Mexicos notorious gangs of oil thieves, or huachicoleros (pronounced watchy-coh-leh-rohs), who are terrorizing communities, draining national coffers, and threatening the viability of Mexicos already debilitated energy sector.

The gas leak in Villa Frontera is the latest sign that the huachicoleros are diversifying their activities, having discovered a lucrative new niche to exploit: the theft of LPG. The number of gas line taps registered by authorities nationwide increased from five in 2012 to 61 in 2017. This year is set to be another bumper year, with 36 new taps discovered in the first five months.

The theft of LPG which includes propane and butane and its illegal distribution to Mexican households is generating estimated losses of 1.1 billion pesos ($58 million) per month, as well as prompting gas companies to stop distributing along certain routes, reports the business magazine, Manufactura. Most of the costs are being borne by Mexicos state-owned oil giant, Pemex, which is already buckling under the combined weight of shrinking output, rising losses, and growing debt

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22:57

The Coalition of the Willing Is Back This Time for Syria "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Cross-posted from The Real News Network

John Bolton warns of joint action in Syria, calling on the UK and France to join. Talk of regime change. The excuse: weapons of mass destruction. Sounds familiar?

21:06

Liebe Leser, wir machen jetzt mal eine Lesekompetenzbung. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Liebe Leser, wir machen jetzt mal eine Lesekompetenzbung. Nehmen wir mal rein hypothetisch an, jemand schreibt:

Ich fr meinen Teil kann kaum erwarten, wie viel besser die Codequalitt wird, wenn jetzt endlich auch die ganzen blauhaarigen Schneeflocken und Einhorn-Bronies einchecken knnen, die bisher von Linus weggeekelt wurden. Das wird bestimmt ein FEST!
Frage 1: Steht da, dass blauhaarige Schneeflocken und Einhorn-Bronies nicht programmieren knnen?

Frage 2: Steht da, dass Linus Schneeflocken und Bronies nicht mag?

Frage 3: Steht da, dass der Autor Schneeflocken oder Bronies nicht mag?

Frage 4: Ist da vielleicht verstecker Sarkasmus, der die Leser irregefhrt hat?

(Spoiler: Nein, nein, nein, und der Sarkasmus ist nicht versteckt und hat niemanden irregefhrt)

Ich bin einigermaen entsetzt, wie viele Zuschriften vllig unreflektiert davon ausgehen, dass Bronies nicht programmieren knnen, und ich sie hier blostellen wrde. Das Gegenteil ist der Fall. Ich kenne berhaupt keine Bronies ohne Programmiererfahrung. Wo kommt eure Homo- und Transphobie her?! Und wieso projiziert ihr die ausgerechnet auf mich? Unfassbar. Ich dachte, diese Zeiten seien vorbei.

Was steht da wirklich? Da steht, dass es eine Teilmenge an Schneeflocken und Bronies gibt, die sich von Linus weggeekelt fhlten, und die jetzt Code einreichen knnten, und das wird bestimmt ganz schlimm. Das ist keine Aussage ber die Codequalitt von Bronies, sondern das eine humoristische Anspielung darauf, dass mir unter denen, die sich marginalisiert fhlen und lieber anderen Vorwrfe machen als selbst am positiven Ausgang ihrer Gesamtsituation zu arbeiten, dass unter denen blauhaarige Schneeflocken und Einhorn-Bronies stark berreprsentiert erscheinen.

Und, um das nochmal explizit anzusagen. In der Geschichte von Linux ist NOCH NIE jemandes Code nicht genommen worden, weil der Einsender $IRGENDWAS war. Entscheidend ist der Code. Wenn den ein Hund einreicht, aber der Code gut ist, wird er genommen. Genaugenommen ist Code im Internet einsenden DIE EINE GELEGENHEIT im Leben, wo die Person des Einreichers keine Rolle spielt. Linus kann deine Haarfarbe gar nicht sehen, wenn du was einreichst. Ich wei aus 1. Hand, dass im Linux-Kernel Code von blauhaarigen Schneeflocken eingeflossen ist. Warum auch nicht? Vllig absurd, da auf die Haarfarbe zu gucken.

So und wer bleibt jetzt brig, der Code in den Kernel reinbrechstangen will, aber an Linus nicht vorbeigekommen ist? Na die, deren Code nicht gut genug war. Und DAS ist ein Grund zur Sorge.

Haben glaube ich auch alle auf Anhieb richtig verstanden. Aber die beste Reaktion auf absichtliches Missverstehen zur besseren Als-Naz...

Die Tagesschau eilmeldet gerade, dass Maaen gehen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die Tagesschau eilmeldet gerade, dass Maaen gehen muss. Natrlich nicht weg, nein. Er wird Staatssekretr im Innenministerium.

Ich tippe mal, dass ich damit meine Wette mit Frank gewonnen habe. Der hatte gewettet, dass Maaen in die Politik geht und der AfD beitritt.

Naja, kann ja noch kommen.

Update: Ein Einsender merkt an:

bitte auch beachten, dass sich dadurch Maaens Besoldungsstufe ndert. Von B 9 zu B 11. Das entspricht fast 1.500 Unterschied netto.

Update: Dafr muss brigens ein SPD-Staatssekretr gehen. Nicht etwa einer von der CDU (Maaen hat ein CDU-Parteibuch).

20:45

The Yom Kippur Syndrome "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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A message to Jews from Gilad Atzmon 

When the Yom Kippur War broke out 45 years ago I was ten years old.  I recall a lot of fear all around me. Israel was my home and it was about to be wiped out. This is what I believed at the time, and this is what everyone around me repeated. We were all certainly caught unprepared.

My father was called up by the Air Force in the early hours of Yom Kippur (October 6th 1973). We didnt hear from him for a few weeks. We didnt know whether he was alive. In fact, we had good reason to believe he wasnt. We were very worried.  For the adults around me, the first days of the war were a reminder of the Shoah. Israeli leaders, Golda Meir and Moshe Dayan as well as the top Israeli military command appeared perplexed and hesitant on TV. Their message was: the future isnt clear, we may even witness the destruction of the 3rd temple.  

Years later, when I became an avid reader of history and military texts, it became clear to me that the collective Shoah dread into which we immersed ourselves was a manifestation of Jewish pre traumatic stress disorder (Pre TSD). We were tormented by a phantasmic fear. Neither the Syrians nor the Egyptian armies had plans to destroy Israel, wipe out the Jewish state or throw the Jews into the sea. Their military objectives were, in fact, very limited. Neither the Egyptians nor the Syrians wished to expand their military ground operation beyond a few miles into the Sinai and the Golan Heights. Both Arab armies were dependent on Soviet ground to air missiles that severely limited Israeli air superiority above the battlefield. The Soviet missile umbrella provided about 10 miles of anti air cover and the Arab armies had no intent to proceed beyond that safe zone.  

It took me years to grasp that Israels panic during the first few days of the war led to some serious military blunders (such as the IDFs disastrous counter offensive on the 8th of October). This panic was fuelled by projection.  Believing that the Arabs were about to throw the Jews into the sea, Israeli generals and cabinet members reacted irrationally and wasted...

19:41

Independent investigators question role of police during Fyssas murder (video ENG) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Forensic Architecture has presented the results of its investigation into the murder of antifascist activist and rapper Pavlos Fyssas. He was stabbed to death on 18 Sep 2013 by a member of Golden Dawn on a street of Keratsini suburb of Piraeus. Forensic Architecture was commissioned by Fyssas family and their legal representatives to investigate

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18:39

Il-20: No Apology From Tel-Aviv! Special Reports From Syria and Israel "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Shoigu: Israel Is FULLY RESPONSIBLE for Killing Russian Servicemen   Il-20: No Apology From Tel-Aviv! Special Reports From Syria and Israel  

18:13

Vegan vs Burger: Activists stage protest at Burger Festival in Athens (videos) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A group of young vegan activists staged a protest at the Burger Festival in Athens. Members of the group Direct Action Everywhere  Athens entered the premises where a Burger Festival was held and protested the consumption of meat. They raised banners and holding big pictures of animals abused and mistreated for food purposes, chanted slogans

The post Vegan vs Burger: Activists stage protest at Burger Festival in Athens (videos) appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

17:34

The Privacyless, Freedomless Smart City of 2030 the Elite Are Engineering "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Well heres a fat bag of crazy for you, courtesy of the elites over at Davos ahead of their 2017 meeting. Add cashless in there of course, we would have but there are only so many words that will fit into a YouTube video title. If you look around at the way things are being manipulated on nearly every level right now, you can clearly see how society is being engineered for this future, as insane as it sounds

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17:11

Russia blames Israel for the shooting down of her EW aircraft (UPDATED 2x) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

It is pretty clear what took place yesterday night.  Even if you dont read Russian, the following chart released by the Russian Ministry of Defense says it all: Basically, 4

17:00

5th Anniversary of murdered Pavlos Fyssas as Golden Dawn trial continues "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The coward and cold-blooded murder of a young Greek rapper. A mother patiently waiting for justice to prevail, counting the days, the months, the years. A big trial with huge files of material and dozens of defendants. A trial that has been going on since 2015. A  political party of far-right extremists under criminal investigation.

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16:12

The naked emperor and the new Syria "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

172090_600.jpgThe so-called Syrian Civil War is Syrian in name only. It has seen combatants from scores of countries flooding into the jihadist fanatic armies, while Israel, Turkey, the US, France, the UK, Iran, Russia, the Arab monarchies, they all have meddled, bombarded, funded their own armed proxies and contributed in many ways to destroy the country. Syria is a shame on humanity, seen by everyone as an opportunity to flex their muscles and test each others red lines, limits and capacities. And weve been surprised to see the Russian emperor come out absolutely naked in this power-game.

14:38

Eldorado Gold demands 750mn compensation from Greece for Skouries delays "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Hellas Gold, the Greek subsidiary of Canadian Eldorado Gold, has filed an Application of Payment demanding a compensation of 750 million euros from the Greek state for delays in its investment project in Skouries. Prompt was the reaction by the Greek Energy Ministry that said Skouries was only one of the projects of the companys

The post Eldorado Gold demands 750mn compensation from Greece for Skouries delays appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

13:21

Children in rage: 10-year-olds vandalize kindergarten in Thessaloniki "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Three elementary school pupils in rage vandalized a kindergarten school in Lagadas Municipality by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The three chilrden reportedly entered the kindergarten on Sunday afternoon and demolished everything that came under their fingers. They broke furniture, toys and library selves, they opened the water tab in the toilets thus triggering flooding and

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12:49

Daily Mail "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

'No evidence' having high levels of bad cholesterol causes heart disease, claim 17 physicians as they call on doctors to 'abandon' statins

  • Researchers have warned statins offer no protection to millions of people
  • The findings add to the ever-growing row over the cholesterol-busting pills
  • High levels of LDL-C has been considered a major cause of heart disease
  • The new study, of almost 1.3 million patients, shows there is no such link

12:35

New Michael Tellinger Some of the Strangest Discoveries Ever Made on Ancient Origins "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Michael Tellinger discloses some of the latest discoveries around the Ancient Ruins in Southern Africa, Stone Circles, Adams Calendar, the fossils of giants and strange creatures, sound technology, resonance, magnetism, the nature of our reality and the particle physics agenda. Connecting the dots between science, spirituality and consciousness. These mysterious ancient people left behind more than 10 million stone ruins scattered throughout southern Africa. They carved detailed images into the hardest rock, worshiped the sun, and were the first to carve an image of the Egyptian Ankh key of life and universal knowledge, 200,000 years before the Egyptians came to light. Michael reveals many of the latest measurements and presents the evidence that this vanished civilisation had an astute knowledge of the laws of nature and the generation of free energy from Mother Earth for all their needs. They used the power of sound and frequency as a source of energy, which underpins the scientific conclusions reached by Tellinger.


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12:08

Las novedades de Apple: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr y Apple Watch Series 4 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Apple, el grupo tecnolgico que fue noticia la pasada semana por las declaraciones del presidente norteamericano, Donald Trump, en el las que les instaba a producir en EEUU y no en China, ha presentado tres nuevos iPhones y una nueva generacin de Apple Watch, decepcionando a quien quera un nuevo iPad Pro o nuevos Macs con su nuevo lanzamiento.

Las novedades de Apple iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr y Apple Watch Series 4

iPhone Xs y Xs Max

El iPhone Xs (se lee 10 S) no vino solo: al modelo ms pequeo de 5,8 pulgadas le acompa el iPhone Xs Max (se lee 10 S Max), pantalla LCD OLED de 6,5 (2.688 x 1.242 pxeles, frente a 2.436 x 1.125 pxeles de la Xs pero ambos con 458 ppi, lo que Apple llama Super Retina) y ambos con derecho a HDR10, Dolby Vision, actualizacin de 120 Hz y Touch 3D, para una mejor calidad de imagen y usabilidad.

Si usted ya encontraba la comparacin de la pantalla del iPhone X con la del iPhone 8 Plus, con apenas 5,5 injusta, sepa que el diseo casi sin bordes permite que el iPhone Xs Max sea del mismo tamao que el antiguo smartphone, pero con una pantalla de una pulgada ms. Nada mal para quien por aos ha sido reacio a lanzar grandes smartphones.

El procesador es el nuevo Apple A12 Bionic, el primero del mercado desarrollado en un proceso de litografa de siete nanmetros, con una CPU hexadecimal y GPU hexa-core; que contiene un motor neuronal dedicado, un coprocesador octa-core capaz de realizar cinco billones de operaciones por segundo, frente a los 600 mil millones del Apple A11.

El conjunto principal de cmaras es doble, ambas con megapxeles siendo una con apertura f / 1,8 estabilizador ptico de imgenes y otra con apertura f / 2,4 y zoom ptico de 2x, ambas con estabilizador ptico de imgenes, lentes de seis elementos y Flash True-Tone. Los sensores son lo suficientemente precisos para permitir el ajuste de profundidad de una foto, destacando o desenfocando el fondo de acuerdo con el gusto del usuario. Y como manda la regla de la moda, posee recursos de IA para reconocer elementos fcilmente....

11:30

APPEAL: Christopher Halliwell: The Secret Murders "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Christopher Halliwell: The Secret Murders

5.4. Have you seen this man?

by Tim Hicks

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Introduction

Serial-killer Christopher Halliwell is currently in prison serving a full life term, having been convicted of murdering two women in the Swindon area in 2003 and 2011.

Halliwell lived in various northern towns and travelled widely. Wiltshire Police are clear that his offending was not limited to two murders with an eight-year gap between them and highly likely that he did not limit his offending to the Swindon area.

The NYE has been running a series of articles on other murders they believe Christopher Halliwell may have committed, across the country. The series with links to the articles is shown below.

The NYE Christopher Halliwell Series:

  1. The breaking of Detective Superintendent Stephen Fulcher. By Tim Hicks
  2. Book review: Catching a serial killer by Stephen Fulcher. By Tim Hicks
  3. Christopher Halliwell and Peter Sutcliffe compared. By Chris Clark & Tim Hicks
  4. Christopher Halliwell how many victims? By Chris Clark & Tim Hicks
  5. Christopher Halliwell: The Secret Murders. By Chris Clark & Tim Hicks. Parts 1 8.

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10:58

Zur Diversity-Frage sind einige Einsendungen reingekommen.Ein ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Zur Diversity-Frage sind einige Einsendungen reingekommen.

Ein Beispiel dafr war eine Spielefirma, die so im Text Anspielungen und Witzchen vermeiden kann, die in belieferten Kulturkreisen keiner versteht. Das finde ich ein gutes Argument allerdings noch nicht durchschlagend, weil es sich nicht so gut verallgemeinern lsst, z.B. auf VW-Fliebandarbeiter oder Burger-Flipper bei McDonald's oder einen SAP-Programmierer.

Ein anderer Einsender ist Lehrer und wies darauf hin, dass die unter partiell hnlichen Annahmen eingefhrte "Kinder nicht korrigieren, Lesenlernen nach Aussprache"-Methode wohl voll in die Hose ging.

Ein dritter Einsender zitierte einige bekannte Flle wie den Seifespender, der nur bei weier Haut Seife spendet.

Ich persnlich betrachte Kritik an meiner Arbeit nicht als negativ, im Gegenteil. Von Lob lernt man nichts. Mein Ziel ist, zu lernen. Daher ist ehrliche Kritik das viel grere Lob, besonders wenn man ihr anmerkt, dass derjenige sich mit meiner Arbeit auseinandergesetzt hat, als irgendein rituelles Hohl-Lob. Aus meiner Sicht machen sich Leute, die bei Kritik nur darber nachdenken, wie ungerecht sie behandelt werden, ihre Wachstumsmglichkeiten kaputt, und ich wrde alleine deshalb lieber jemand kritikfhigen einstellen. Nicht nur ihre eigenen Wachstumschancen, die des ganzen Teams.

Ich habe einige so Zuckerwatte-Teams erlebt. Eine hufige Gemeinsamkeit ist, dass die aus Furcht vor Kritik auch externe Vergleiche scheuen, und dann in einer Blase vor sich hin arbeiten, sich gar nicht dessen bewusst seiend, dass sich die Welt seit ihren Berufanfangs weitergedreht hat, und es inzwischen bessere Verfahren gibt.

Insofern wre mein auszurumendes Problem auch nicht damit, ob es da jetzt Diversitt und Inklusion gibt, sondern ob man sich radikale Kritik und Kritikfhigkeit aufrecht erhalten hat. Und das sehe ich halt bei keiner der blichen Inklusions-Initiativen gegeben, eher im Gegenteil.

Um mal das geflgelte Wort zu zitieren: Klar, kann man so machen. Wird dann halt Kacke.

Update: Ich finde es an der Stelle brigens brandgefhrlich, Leute zur Selbstverwirklichung Code beisteuern zu lassen. Wir reden hier vom Linux-Kernel, der ist in Telefonen drin, mit denen man im Notfall zuverlssig die Feuerwehr rufen knnen muss. Der ist in Steuerungen fr Kraftwerke drin, und in selbstfahrenden Autos. Da hngen Menschenleben von ab. Nein, da darfst du nicht an die Wand pinkeln, weil das toll in deinem Lebenslauf aussehen wrde. Man htte euch auch nicht bei der Brcke in Genua mitfrickeln lassen, weil ihr ein marginalisiertes Einhorn seid, mit dem alle Mitleid haben. Habt mal ein bisschen Respekt vor Code! Wir kriegen es schon mit ausgewiesenen und erfahrenen Experten nicht zuverlssig hin, sauberen und sicheren Code zu schreiben! Das ist kei...

10:13

9/11 Vans: Splain This! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Heres what the arrested Israelis told the cops: We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are your problem. http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTI The Director of the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, Dr. Alan Sabrosky Ph.D., said, What we need to stand up and say is not only did they attack the USS Liberty, they did 9/11. They did it. I have had long conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War College, at its headquarters, Marine Corps and I made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation. Period. Considering the facts, doesnt this prove Israeli involvement and foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks? On 9/11, CNNs Rick Sanchez reported from Manhattan, Police told me that they have reason to believe that one of the explosions at the World Trade Center, aside from the ones, may have been caused by the impact of the plane with the building, a van that was parked in the building, that may have had some type of explosive device in it. Their fear is, there may have been a explosive device planted either in the building or in the adjacent area. Dr. Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs. In December 1988, he received the Superior Civilian Service Award after more than five years of service at the U.S. Army War College as Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. On a March 14, 2010 internet podcast Sabrosky stated the following: What we need to stand up and say is not only did they attack the USS Liberty, they did 9/11. They did it. I have had long conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War College, at its headquarters, Marine Corps and I made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation. Period. 9/11 VansWho did 9/11? You decide. Dear Naysayers: please post your explanation as to why this doesnt prove Israelis werent involved with and had no foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks. I gotta hear this..Considering the facts, doesnt this prove Israeli involv...

10:13

2008 and the International New Deal we need for the post-2018 world OECD Keynote, 14 SEP 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

 

 

2008 marked globalised capitalisms near death experience. A decade later we have no right to be looking at those events as part of our economic history. The reason? We are still entangled in the crisis that the events of 2008 sparked off. They remain very much at the centre of our present. The same crisis is taking different shapes in different places, migrating from continent to continent, from country to country. It morphs from an unemployment-generator to a deflation-machine, to another banking crisis, to a maximiser of trade and capital global imbalances. It depletes middle class savings in Germany and Holland, suppresses wages across the West, causes credit bubbles in China, keeps Greece and Europes periphery in a permanent Great Depression, it fuels Brexit and discontent in middle America, in Europe. Last but not least, it jeopardises the life prospects of millions of people across the so-called Emerging Countries.

Moreover, I shall be arguing, 2008s causes are intact, the imbalances that triggered it are getting worse and, tragically, democratic politics the only antidote to this crisis and the next are in a state of disrepair as a result of the never ending crisis that 2008 bestowed upon us. But, lest you fear a talk dripping with gloom and doom is in the offing, let me promise that I shall conclude when turning from discussing 2008 to the lessons for beyond 2018 with an upbeat message: Yes, we can! We can put 2008 behind us in a manner that strengthens democracy and brings shared green prosperity for a majority of people in a majority of countries.

 

ON THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF 2008

2008 was our generations 1929. The globalised financial system collapsed and was only propped up by two massive interventions: First, the institutions of the American state backstopped the worlds banks and their offshore dollarised business centred in London, Frankfurt and here in Paris the Fed with its gigantic swap lines primarily but also the US Treasury. One European central banker, accurately, referred to Europes central banks in 2008 (the ECB, the Central Bank of Switzerland and the Bank of England in particular) as having become the 13th branch of the US Federal Reserve system. Secondly, China whose authorities pumped up credit and investment magnificently in a judicious attempt on the one hand to replace domestic aggregate demand (lost to the free falling Chine exports) and, on the other, to buy time for Europe and the US to get their act together.

While the world of finance was saved from itself by the American and Chinese states, financialisations near death experienc...

10:01

MOST RECENT SPACE FAILS AND THEYRE HILARIOUS! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

FLAT EARTH BROTHERS

I caught these hilarious fails while watching some good ole space videos on my lunch break. Its hard to watch these videos sometimes, but I was bored. Hope you enjoy the footage. It gets funnier toward the end. Here is the original footage from the ESA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCQEz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LYwf Mike Helmick breakdown of how its all done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kcc5 The most important question to answer is Why would they lie about something so insignificant as the shape of earth? The answer to that question can be found HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQaa3


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09:12

Muharram From Occupied Kashmir: The Way Of Imam Hussein (A.S.) Is The Way To Azadi "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

We mourn this month for Imam Hussein and the Karbala 72, the peace, blessings and mercy of ALLAH (SWT) be upon them for eternity, recalling tragic heroes like Abdullah ibn Omayr Abou Wahab al-Kalbi, the Christian-turned-Muslim who was dismembered and beheaded after single-handedly killing dozens of Yazids (L.A.) mercenaries; Habib ibn Madhahir al-Assadi, the elderly warrior who led the Imams (A.S.) left flank and stayed by his side until martyrdom; Zuhayr ibn Qayn al-Bajali, a man who at first didnt even want to speak to Aba Abdallah (A.S.), then wound up one of his fiercest defenders and the leader of his left flank as he divorced his own wife to fight with him on the Iraqi plains before being speared to death by Shimrs (L.A.) savages; and many, many others.

Yet amidst our grief over the atrocities inflicted on the grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) and those nearest and dearest to him, there is still reason to smile thanks to the oppressed peoples who cling tightly to their Husseini identities. Specifically those in Yemen as well as Nigerias Zaria and now add occupied Kashmir to the list today. From Lal Chowk (Red Square) in the Kashmiri capital of Srinagar, a Labaykah ya Hussein (A.S.)! banner is draped across the highest towers for all to see; for all to marvel over. If you have a soul that hates oppression and feels a kinship with the downtrodden, its impossible not to feel a tingle at the base of your spine and the hair on your forearms standing up as if it was cheering.

Because when we reminisce about everything the people of the Vale have endured, from a military occupation that has lasted even longer than the criminal occupation of Palestine, it will turn 71 next month; to hundreds of thousands of martyrs and wounded since October 27th, 1947; to the most brutal tortures imaginable, imprisonment over protesting and stone-pelting, censorship, denial of basic freedoms, rejection of even the smallest of human rights, massacres, rapes and kidnappings; to a great man...

09:04

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"




Don't remember seeing this video before.

06:09

Will the Idlib offensive be the end of the Astana agreement? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog The much expected Idlib offensive has been further delayed as tensions are rising among the major players of the Syrian war. The western

06:08

Iran Hawks in Washington "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog No doubt, anti-Iran propaganda out of Washington abounds. There are numerous Zionist-run think-tanks (sic) that make US Foreign Policy and are ratcheting

02:06

[London, UK] Call-out for a unity demonstration against the far right (Oct 13) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

received 16.09.18

Large militant antifascist mobilisation in London. October 13.

A coalition of groups including London Antifascists have made a call-out for a unity demonstration against the far right Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA). The far right have proved themselves to be a resurgent threat this year, mobilising a 20,000 strong rally in central London in June and have attacked trade unionists, people of colour and left wing bookshops. Left unchecked they are sure to repeat these outrageous attacks.

Antifascists have started to come together to counter this new threat. In July a militant bloc of around 500 antifascists came together to oppose a #FreeTommy demonstration. Look out for ways you can get involved in building a mass antifascist movement in the coming weeks.

If you are in London please save the date and join the demonstration. If you are outside of London consider organising transport for your friends and comrades. Meet up point TBA.

Contact: LDNANTIFASCISTS@RISEUP.NET
Defend London from fascist violence!

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22:58

Lesetipp zum Hambacher Forst:Der Energiekonzern RWE ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Lesetipp zum Hambacher Forst:

Der Energiekonzern RWE will den Hambacher Forst roden. Dies sei notwendig, damit die Kraftwerke nicht bald stillstehen. Laut DW-Recherchen bleibt aber auch ohne Rodung noch gengend Kohle fr mindestens drei Jahre.
Wait, what?!

Merkel muss weg? Das finden jedenfalls nicht die Verleger. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Merkel muss weg? Das finden jedenfalls nicht die Verleger. Gut, denen hat Merkel ja auch einiges geschenkt. Das Leistungsschutzrecht, den ausgesetzten Mindestlohn fr Zeitungsaustrger, die Uploadfilter. Klar, da lsst man sich nicht lumpen:

Der VDZ wrdigt Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel mit der Ehren-Victoria 2018 im Rahmen der jhrlichen VDZ Publishers' Night Gala. Damit wertschtzen die Verleger ihre bisherige politische Gesamtleistung. [] Ihre Leistungen sind ein unersetzlicher Betrag fr eine pluralistische Gesellschaft, geprgt von Meinungsfreiheit und freier Presse.
Ach ja, richtig, die freie Presse!

Es wird ja immer wieder gerne behauptet, dass es besser ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Es wird ja immer wieder gerne behauptet, dass es besser fr das Ergebnis ist, wenn am Arbeitsplatz eine tolerante Atmosphre herrscht, wenn Wert auf Inklusivitt und Diversitt gelegt wird. Wenn der Chef immer nur lobt und nie tadelt.

Gibt es da eigentlich irgendwelche belastbaren Zahlen fr?

Und ich meine jetzt explizit nicht: Mitarbeiter soundso hat sich beklagt. Ich frage nicht, ob das dann ein schner Arbeitsplatz ist. Ich frage, ob das fr das Ergebnis (d.h. das Produkt, das an diesem Arbeitsplatz hergestellt wird) besser ist. Und bevor mir da jemand unsubstanziierte Behauptungen zuschickt: Mindestanforderungen sind, dass a) es eine nachprfbare, verallgemeinerbare Grundlage fr die Bewertung gibt und b) man das neutral und unideologisch messen kann, und c) die Bewertung nicht selber auf Ideologie beruht. "Es ist besser, weil dann da mehr $GRUPPE arbeiten" ist ein Zirkelschluss und vllig wertlos fr die Klrung der Frage.

Meine Erfahrung ist bisher nmlich alles andere als "slam dunk" in der Beziehung. Ich habe schne Arbeitspltze erlebt, die auf Inklusivitt und Diversitt Wert gelegt haben. Ich habe auch unschne Arbeitspltze erlebt, die auf Inklusivitt und Diversitt Wert gelegt haben. Meine bisherigen Daten sehen nicht so aus, als wenn es da einen Zusammenhang oder auch nur eine Korrelation gibt.

Nun kann man natrlich sagen, und das habe ich auch selbst schon so geuert, dass die primre Aufgabe einer Firma ist, den Mitarbeitern schne Arbeitspltze und gute Bezahlung zu bieten, und sie genug Produkt herstellen soll, um das zu gewhrleisten. So betrachtet ist Inklusivitt und Diversitt natrlich toll fr die Leute, die den Job sonst nicht gekriegt htten. Aber, mit Verlaub, Arbeitspltze, die nicht Wert auf Inklusivitt und Diversitt legen, wsste ich gerade gar nicht. Welche sollen das denn bitte sein? Woran erkennt man die? "Da arbeiten nicht genug $GRUPPE" akzeptiere ich nicht als Argument an der Stelle. Das kann auch heien, dass sich niemand anderes beworben hat.

Ansonsten frage ich mich auch, wieso die Leute bei Diversitt immer an die Hautfarbe denken und nie an den Intellekt. Das ist nmlich der Teil der Diversitt, bei dem ich sofort intuitiv nachvollziehen kann, wieso das von Vorteil ist.

Anders herum wird ein Schuh draus. Die, die am lautesten nach Diversitt und Toleranz brllen, sind meiner Erfahrung nach die, die selber nie einen AfD-Whler einstellen oder neben sich in der Firma dulden wrden. Toleranz und Diversitt ist voll gut und wichtig, solange es mich begnstigt. Sonst eher nicht so.

Also, nochmal zum mitschreiben: Ich htte gerne Belege dafr, dass Diversitt unter den Mitarbeitern besser fr das Produkt ist, das die Firma herstellt. Hat jemand welche?

21:48

Here's the reason "centrism is really struggling to make headway" "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


In a speech to the Lib-Dem conference Gina Miller lamented the fact that "centrism is really struggling to make headway" before going on to call people to the left and right "fascists" with "cold hard ideologies".

The obvious problem with centrism is that the term itself is a complete misnomer that implies that hovering aimlessly around near the centre has some special moral virtue no matter how far off into the political extremes the prevailing political orthodoxy might go.

Thus during the post-war decades the political centre was the mixed economy of public ownership of vital infrastructure, services and industries combined with a strong welfare state and regulated capitalism (a position occupied by Labour, the Liberals, and the Tories), and the privatise everything, "greed is good" deregulate the financial sector right-wingers were fringe lunatics.

Fast forward to 1979 and the hard-right fringe were propelled into power and their mass privatisation, welfare-wrecking, deregulation mania has continued unabated for four decades with truly appalling consequences.

Just look at the behaviour of the self-declared centrists between 2010 and 2016 and you can see the disastrous consequences of this morally weak and utterly wrong-headed determination to occupy the centre ground between raving ideological extremism of the Tories and the Blairism that went before it:

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20:59

Dinner For Few Provocative allegory on Greed by Nassos Vakalis (video) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Dinner For Few is a ten minute CG-animated film by EMMY award winning animation artist Nassos Vakalis. The short film depicts a sociopolitical allegory of our society in general and the Greek economic crisis as well as the economic crisis in the countries of the European South in particular. During dinner, the system works like

The post Dinner For Few Provocative allegory on Greed by Nassos Vakalis (video) appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

19:24

More than 19K asylum-seekers on Greek islands, 11K on Lesvos alone "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ten boats carrying a total of 615 people of various nationalities arrived on the island of Lesvos over the weekend, that is from Friday Sep14 until Sunday , Sept 16th 2018. It is the largest number of arrivals in recent years and the largest in 2018, Athens News Agency notes citing official data released by

The post More than 19K asylum-seekers on Greek islands, 11K on Lesvos alone appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

17:46

Why do Tory MPs get a total free pass on their astounding anti-business attitudes? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Today a Tory MP publicly accused the boss of a major UK employer of lying. The accusation was made by Bernard Jenkin who responded to the fears of Jaguar Land Rover that a "no deal" Brexit would be catastrophic for their company and their workforce by saying "I think he's making it up".

Now just imagine for a moment that a Labour Party MP had openly accused the boss of a major British employer of lying to the public.

The mainstream media would obviously be absolutely teaming with "Labour are the anti-business party" takes, at least for the rest of the day, and with the incident referenced over and again for months as evidence of Labour's anti-business agenda.

But because the badmouthing of British business is coming from a Tory MP, it's barely elicited a whisper of condemnation from mainstream media hacks, other than a few Tweets from half-decent journalists like Gavin Esler and Norman Smith.

Sustained media partisanship

Alarmingly this isn't the only example of highly partisan editorial decisions to avoid vehement condemnation of the Tories. Last week the majority of Tory MPs joined all the fascist parties in the European Parliament to vote in support of Viktor Orbn's anti-Semetic, judiciary-rigging, free speech-attacking, human rights-trashing regime in Hungary.

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17:42

Nueva Jersey establece en su calendario el Da de Federico Garca Lorca "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Nueva Jersey, uno de los cincuenta estados que forman los Estados Unidos de Amrica, aade a su calendario el 5 de junio como da de Federico Garca Lorca, el poeta espaol asesinado por el fascismo y enterrado en una cuneta, en la que contina. Federico Garca Lorca, el dramaturgo y prosista de mayor influencia y popularidad de la literatura espaola del siglo xx, perteneciente a la Generacin del 27 y conocido por su destreza en otras muchas artes.

Los representantes de la Asociacin Cultural Carpe Diem de Valderrubio, en el rea metropolitana de Granada, hicieron entrega del documento de proclamacin oficial del 5 de junio como Da de Federico Garca Lorca al presidente de la Diputacin, Jos Entrena, a principios de este mes de septiembre en Union City, ciudad ubicada en el condado de Hudson en el estado estadounidense de Nueva Jersey.

En el documento, fechado el pasado 20 de agosto, el alcalde de la ciudad, Brian P. Stack, y la comisin de gobierno municipal argumentan su decisin, de incluir el Da de Federico Garca Lorca, en los importantes logros y contribuciones de Federico Garca Lorca, que han servido de inspiracin para Union City y la comunidad literaria.

Brian P. Stack, Alcalde de Union City desde el ao 2000, es un poltico del Partido Demcrata estadounidense, quienes han sido noticia recientemente por la manipulacin de la opinin pblica a favor de Hillary Clinton en las elecciones estadounidenses de 2016 a manos del gigante de las comunicaciones Google.

Segn ha declarado la Diputacin, la proclamacin asegura que durante su carrera, que abarca solamente 19 aos, Federico Garca Lorca resucit y reaviv los elementos ms fundamentales de la poesa y el teatro espaol y en la actualidad, su trabajo contina influenciando a artistas de todos los gneros.

A la entrega han acudido el presidente de la Diputacin, Ivonne Snchez, presidenta para Espaa de la Academia Norteamericana de Literatura Moderna,  Eduardo Ruiz Baena, escritor e investigador de la asociacin Carpe Diem,  y Ftima Gmez la diputada provincial de Cultura y Memoria Histrica y Democrtica.

En la imagen, mural homenaje al poeta granadino Federico Garca Lorca en el barrio chino de Nueva York, obra del grafitero conocido como El nio de las pinturas.

La entrada Nueva Jersey establece en su calendario el Da de Federico Garca Lorca se public primero en LibreRed.net.

17:37

El ejrcito israel asesina a tiros a un nio palestino de 12 aos "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Miles de palestinos participaron este viernes por la tarde en la 25 semana consecutiva de manifestaciones de la Gran Marcha del Retorno, que se desarroll bajo el lema La resistencia es nuestra eleccin, para subrayar que el pueblo palestino rechaza los Acuerdos de Oslo (firmados hace 25 aos, el 13 de septiembre de 1993) y el llamado acuerdo del siglo promovido por EEUU, segn indica en su pgina de Facebook el Movimiento por los Derechos del Pueblo Palestino y la Paz en Oriente Medio (MPPM).

Las fuerzas israeles volvieron a reprimir con gran violencia las protestas y provocaron la muerte de tres jvenes palestinos, siendo uno de ellos un nio de 12 aos de edad. Se trata de Shadi Abdulal, segn inform Ashraf al-Qidra, portavoz del Ministerio de Salud en Gaza.

Los otros son Hani Afana, de 21 aos y Mohammed Shaqoura de 21. De acuerdo con un testigo ocular, al que hace referencia el MPPM, Shadi no constitua ninguna amenaza y fue alcanzado por un tiro a unos 70 metros de la valla que rodea la franja de Gaza.

Adems, el Ministerio inform que unos 250 palestinos, incluidos 18 nios, dos paramdicos y un periodista, sufrieron heridas en las protestas.

Las manifestaciones de la Gran Marcha del Retorno comenzaron el 30 de marzo de este ao, habindose realizado todos los viernes, desde hace 25 semanas consecutivas cerca de la zona sellada por Israel  y con la que asla la franja de Gaza.

Entre las principales reivindicaciones anunciadas por los organizadores de estas movilizaciones estn el levantamiento del bloqueo impuesto por Israel a la franja de Gaza hace 12 aos y el derecho de retorno de los refugiados palestinos a sus tierras de las que Israel les expuls en el marco de la campaa de limpieza tnica que llev a cabo por ocasin de su fundacin, en 1948.

Desde el inicio de las protestas de la Gran Marcha del Retorno, la represin de las fuerzas israeles ha provocado ya otros 184 muertos entre los palestinos. El nmero de heridos es superior a 19 mil.

La entrada El ejrcito israel asesina a tiros a un nio palestino de 12 aos se public primero en LibreRed.net.

17:29

Julian Assange hat sich 2010 um ein Russland-Visum ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Julian Assange hat sich 2010 um ein Russland-Visum bemht. Das war zu der Zeit, als die Vorwrfe aus Schweden gerade akut waren, aber in der Botschaft von Ecuador sitzt er "erst" seit 2012.

I, Julian Assange, hereby grant full authority to my friend, Israel Shamir, to both drop off and collect my passport, in order to get a visa, said the letter, which was recently obtained by The Associated Press.
Das ist auch kein unbeschriebenes Blatt, der Herr Shamir, den knnt ihr ja auch mal googeln.

Update: @wikileaks dementiert natrlich.

Gute Nachrichten: Endlich ist geklrt, wofr das ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten: Endlich ist geklrt, wofr das BKA einen Bundestrojaner gebraucht hat:

BKA-Dokument: Polizeibehrden wollen Staatstrojaner vor allem gegen Drogen einsetzen
Na SO eine berraschung! Dabei luft der Krieg gegen die Drogen seit Jahren so erfolgreich!1!!

Wie immer, wenn du mit verstrahlten Ideologen redest. Der Grund, wieo das nicht funktoniert, ist WEIL DIE DOSIS NOCH NICHT HOCH GENUG IST!!1!

Angeblich muss Maaen gehen. Das will die "Welt" erfahren ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Angeblich muss Maaen gehen. Das will die "Welt" erfahren haben, sonst hat die Meldung noch niemand.

Aber seid nicht zu traurig:

Noch am vergangenen Donnerstag hatte Maaen hingegen nach Informationen von WELT vor einer Gruppe von Unionsabgeordneten erklrt: Horst Seehofer hat mir gesagt, wenn ich falle, dann fllt er auch.
Auch in der dunkelsten Dunkelheit gibt es immer auch einen Lichtblick!

Linux kriegt einen Code of Conduct.Und Linus nimmt ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Linux kriegt einen Code of Conduct.

Und Linus nimmt sich eine Auszeit. Klingt sogar so, als begbe er sich in psychologische Behandlung:

This is more like the time I got out of kernel development for a while because I needed to write a little tool called "git". I need to take a break to get help on how to behave differently and fix some issues in my tooling and workflow.

Sieht aus, als htten die SJW gewonnen. Thor stehe uns bei.

Ich fr meinen Teil kann kaum erwarten, wie viel besser die Codequalitt wird, wenn jetzt endlich auch die ganzen blauhaarigen Schneeflocken und Einhorn-Bronies einchecken knnen, die bisher von Linus weggeekelt wurden. Das wird bestimmt ein FEST!

16:14

Violent robberies and deportations of refugees in Greeces Evros region "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

CW: graphic images and descriptions of violence and sexual assault. When my 20-year-old son arrived in Greece, instead of being able to claim asylum, he was arrested by police, he had with him our familys savings, 7,000 euros, and his Syrian passportall were stolen from him. He was so badly beatenhe was hospitalised for a

16:00

Russian MoD reveals new findings in MH-17 investigation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

  Official MOD video of the briefing on newly discovered evidence pertaining to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

15:41

Book on Israels deliberate maiming of Palestinians wins top academic prize "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

US scholar, Jasbir Puar [Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS)/Facebook]
US scholar, Jasbir Puar [Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS)/Facebook]

A US scholar has won a prestigious prize for a book which argues that Israel intentionally maims Palestinians under its control.

Rutgers University Professor Jasbir Puar was awarded the National Womens Studies Associations Alison Piepmeier Book Prize for The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability.

Puar, a professor of Womens and Gender Studies, is a supporter of the Palestinian-led...

15:24

Erdogan says Turkey to increase military presence in occupied North Cyprus "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to increase Turkeys military presence in the illegally occupied North Cyprus. Erdogans threats come just a few hours before the opening of the annual session of the UN General Assembly, with Secretary General Antonio Guterres to examine the prospects of resuming the negotiations on the Cyprus issue. Speaking to reporters

The post Erdogan says Turkey to increase military presence in occupied North Cyprus appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

14:59

Ben Bernankes Waffle House "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

All the talk about how important it is that a central bank be independent is empty nonsense if that does not also include independence from financial institutions.

By Raul Illargi of The Automatic Earth

Yes, it is hard to believe, but still happening: 10 years after Lehman the very same people who either directly caused the financial crisis of 2008 or made things much much worse in its aftermath, are not only ALL walking around freely and enjoying even better paid jobs than 10 years ago, they are even asked by the media to share their wisdom, comment on what they did to prevent much much worse, and advise present day politicians and bankers on what THEY should do.

You know, what with all the wisdom, knowledge and experience they built up. because thats the first thing youll hear them all spout: Oh YES!, they learned so many lessons after that terrible debacle, and now theyre much better prepared for the next crisis, if it ever might come, which it probably will, but not because of but despite what their wise ass class did back in the day.

Which never fails to bring back up the question about Ben Bernanke, who said right after Lehman that the Fed was entering uncharted territory but ever after acted as if the territory had started looking mighty familiar to him, which is the only possible explanation for why he had no qualms about throwing trillion after trillion of someone elses many at the banks he oversaw.

Somewhere along the line he must have figured it out, right, or he wouldnt have done that?! He couldnt still have been grasping in the pitch black dark the way he admitted doing when he made the uncharted territory comment?! Thing is, he never returned to that comment, and was never asked about it, and neither were Draghi, Kuroda or Yellen. Did they figure out something they never told us about, or were and are they simple blind mice?

We have an idea, of course. Because we know central bankers serve banks and bankers, not countries or societies. Ergo, after Lehman crashed, whether that was warranted or not, Bernanke and the Fed focused on saving the banks that were responsible for the crisis, instead of the people in the country and society that were not.

They threw their out-of-thin-air trillions at making the asset markets look good, especially stock markets. Knowing thats what people look at, and knowing foreclosures are of fleeting interest and can be blamed on borrowers, not lenders, anyway when necessary.

And obviously they knew and know they are and were simply blowing yet another bubble, just this time the biggest one ever, but the wealth transfer that has taken place under the guise of saving the economy has made the rich so much money they cant...

13:17

Julian Rose: Spirit Led Activism The True Power of the People "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Julian Rose

As the world is driven into a state of chaos by a combination of top down despotism and bottom up politically correct pacifism, seekers of the path sit in the lotus position contemplating their navels or drifting into the ether of another world.

Seeking to participate in inner spiritual disciplines can quite easily be used as an excuse for doing nothing. Nothing about anything that actually matters. Nothing that would constitute making a stand against the destruction going on all around us. I say can be quite easily used because many aspirants who fill spiritual seminars, workshops, conferences and retreats all over the planet, have adopted the popular view that they shouldnt be involved in confronting anything except possibly, themselves.

The claim they make is that trying to prevent something bad from happening goes against inner spiritual work. It is confrontational and therefore encourages a negative vibration, when what is called for is peace, love and tolerance.

This is an evasion of the simple human responsibility (response-ability) to act when faced by stark cases of injustice and cruelty. It is not a spiritual reaction at all; it is rather the opposite, a simple act of cowardice which hides behind metaphysical teachings that say one must go inward only, rather than outward, if one wants to do any good in the world. Such a convenient mantra for those who wish to avoid feeling or taking any responsibility for the shocking levels of cruelty and destruction which they themselves freely admit to witnessing, and indirectly supporting, on a daily level.

No such people say, we will make a better world only by meditating and changing the vibrational level from carbon to crystalline. It is not for us to do battle with the forces of evil that control this world. If they succeed in their ambitions and trash our planet in the process it is because evil is still more prevalent than good, so we must keep meditating in order to become more spiritual and avoid being caught up in any form of conflict!

Now the irony of this situation is really quite profound. Because what these spirit seekers are saying and doing assuming that at least some...

13:04

The Genocidal War Criminal At The Heart Of Two 9/11s: Zionist Jew Henry Kissinger "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Henry Kissinger doesnt need any introduction. Hes a genocidal, psychopathic, sanguinary screwball who has taken baths in the innocent blood of many a nation, all while influencing global events from his perches at the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group and Rothschild-founded CFR. He wrote National Security Study Memorandum 200 that demanded the American regime utilize its various organs of soft powerincluding CIA front USAIDto pursue depopulation in several Brown and Black states of the Global South. He spearheaded the secret bombing of Laos. Commandeered the decade of genocide in Cambodia, from the air raids to the starvation and sanctions to the arming and backing of Pol Pot. Gave the green light to the Suharto coup regime to commit wanton murder in Eastern Timor. Supportedand some say even mastermindedthe July 15th, 1974 Cypriot coup that would serve as the excuse for Turkeys invasion, occupation and subsequent division of Cyprus, where Israelis now own some 15% of the norths real estate.

Literally cheered on the Dirty War in Argentina which saw dictator Jorge Videla slaughtering anyone representative of an Anti-Imperialist current. Expanded the American alliance with Saudi Arabia and bailed the Israeli enemy out with massive arms shipments to turn the tide of the Tishreen War. Above and beyond that, he protected the criminal Israeli nuclear program, increased aid to the Zio-Tumor to $2.2 billion and advocated openly and bluntly for the Zionist war on Iraq. Vietnam, Mozambique, Angola, Bangladesh and many more were also scarred by his violence. What stands out most of all though is his deep involvement in two 9/11s: Chiles and Americas.

On September 11th, 1973, a travesty of humanity unfolded at La Moneda Palace in the Chilean capital of Santiago. A gang of putschists led by General Augusto Pinochet bombarded the presidential headquarters of democratically elected Salvador Allende and proceeded to take over the country. The coup was assisted by the CIA, the DIA and none other than Henry Kissinger, who had been meddling in Chiles affairs from the very momen...

12:57

Demolition of illegal beach bar in front of stunned tourists "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Customers of a hotel in Anavyssos were stunned to hear police officers urging them to leave the area of the beach bar because demolishing works were imminent. Bulldozers had arrived early Monday morning to demolish four illegal constructed buildings and several kiosk in an area of 100 square meters in the premises of the hotel

The post Demolition of illegal beach bar in front of stunned tourists appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

12:46

Is the world safer than it was in 2008? Ten Guardian writers think not "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Yanis Varoufakis: Risk has not been diminished, just taken out of sight

Yanis Varoufakis

Ten years after its near-death experience, capitalism is back to its old ways.

Bailouts for the few and austerity for the many have caused global debt to rise 40% since 2007. Yes, British and European banks have contracted (as US authorities required Barclays, Deutsche Bank etc to shrink their dollar business) and tougher national rules constrain balance sheets.

However, this has causedfinancial intermediation to shift from banks to capital markets. By making some banks safer, the risk has been moved to the shadow banking system, which has grown from $28tn in 2010 to $45tn in 2018, and from the west to emerging markets, which have borrowed $3.7tn in t...

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11:20

SBC: We Are NEVER Wrong! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

SBC: We Are NEVER Wrong!

Guest Author, former SBC Independent Councillor, MIKE WARD, advocates the abolition of North Yorkshires Borough and District Councils and would bid fare-thee-well to their wildly over-paid top Officers.

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But then there was one

SBC is past its sell-by date and, given what it is doing or NOT doing, should be abolished and replaced by one Unitary Authority.

The electorate in various parts of the Borough should be given a vote on whether they want to be part of NYCC or East Yorkshire or Teesside, depending on where they live.

This idea is currently being considered in many parts of the country with District/Borough Councils being amalgamated with larger unitary authorities as a cost-cutting efficiency exercise.

It would allow more monies to be spent on essential services.

Many hundreds of thousands of pounds, if not millions, could be saved by simply removing a number of senior posts.

We have 7 District/Borough Councils in North Yorkshire, so even with seven less Chief Executives it is easily seen where cost savings could be made.

And then there would be just one Chief Executive and approximately 1m saved, then there would be just one Head of Legal/Democratic Services, so another m saved.

The money saved  would then pay for extra staff to ensure an improvement in essential services more for less.

It really is a NO-BRAINER.

That process will, however, take time and meanwhile we are left with the frightening prospect of elections in May 2019 and having Scarborough Borough Council, with its Conservative majority, making decisions which effect us all without listening and, most certainly, without full, open and transparent explanations, for another four years.

If they wont listen, then they cannot understand the concerns and dissatisfaction of the many even those who would consider themselves Conservatives!

The Whitby Piers are to be repaired, starting in October 2018

How many times have we heard that this month, next month, this year, next year over the last 10 years?!

SBC have known the serious condition of the Piers for years, but apart from repairing one major void, little else has been done.

Will work on the Piers actually start next month? Hopefully so.

Was the promise of a bridge to the East Pier extension to be included in any future repair just that an empty promise which SBC have shown, along w...

11:18

FYROM PM Zaef violates the Prespes Agreement, says Greece "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Prime Minister of FYROM Zoran Zaef violates the Prespes Agreement says Greece and criticizes him for using the name Macedonia instead of North Macedonia. Defense Minister and Tsipras junior coalition government partner Panos Kammenos revealed on Monday morning that the Greek Prime Minister called Zaef and told him that he violates the Prespes Agreement. Kammenos

The post FYROM PM Zaef violates the Prespes Agreement, says Greece appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

10:55

What Keeps Them Up At Night "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Jim Quinn of Burning Platform

Government has coddled, accepted, and ignored white collar crime for too long. It is time the nation woke up and realized that its not the armed robbers or drug dealers who cause the most economic harm, its the white collar criminals living in the most expensive homes who have the most impressive resumes who harm us the most. They steal our pensions, bankrupt our companies, and destroy thousands of jobs, ruining countless lives.  Harry Markopolos, Madoff Whistleblower

The tenth anniversary of the Wall Street created financial catastrophe brought back some bittersweet memories this week. I wrote my first articles during the summer/fall of 2008 for Seeking Alpha. They included: Is The U.S Banking System Safe? (Aug 2008)The Great Consumer Crash of 2009 (Aug 2008)Looming Financial Catastrophe: A Real Inconvenient Truth (Aug 2008)Is Wachovia the Worst Run Bank in America (Sept 2008)The U.S. on the Precipice (Sept 2008)On Board the U.S.S. Titanic (Sept 2008)Our Coming Depression (Oct 2008), among others. I was pumping out 5,000 word articles every 2 or 3 days.

I was full of piss and vinegar. I was outraged by the actions taken by Paulson, Bernanke and Bush in bailing out criminal bankers with our money. This ensemble of accurate and acerbic articles led to requests for appearances on Glenn Becks CNN show, Neil Cavutos show, and several others. My need for my day job led me to turning down the invitations. I did several radio interviews, but kept a relatively low profile.

Ten years later, Im running low on piss and vinegar. Irrationality reigns. Abnormal is the new normal. Delusions and new paradigms rule the day. During manias it is virtually useless to try and use facts and rational arguments against propaganda, misinformation and hype. The delusional will have to be clubbed like a baby seal once again to regain some sense of reality.

During the crisis in 2009, some guy kept badgering me with emails and phone calls to appear in his documentary about the financial crisis. He had been reading all my Seeking Alpha articles and my early Fourth Turning articles tying the...

09:40

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Not much to do with fluoride but I find it interesting when people reveal their innermost thoughts. She certainly has beautiful teeth.

08:35

Report: Dutch Catholic Church Accused of Covering up Child Sex Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Worshippers light candles and pray next to a statue of Jesus in a Roman Catholic church in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday April 1, 2005. Pope John Paul II is in grave condition, the vatican said Friday, but it said he is lucid and spent the morning celebrating mass and receiving top AP Photo/Peter Dejong

 

More than half of the senior figures in the Dutch Catholic Church have been accused of covering up or engaging in the sexual abuse of children, according to a report by the Netherlands leading newspaper.

Out of the 39 cardinals, bishops, and auxiliary bishops, four have been accused of abusing children whilst another 16 have been accused of transferring known paedophile priests to other parishes where they may have gone on to abuse more children, reports the Dutch newspaper of record NRC Handelsblad.

The abuse is said to span from 1945 to 2010, including well-known and lesser-known cases that have surfaced since 2010, the beginning of the abuse scandal in the Netherlands and is sourced from original reporting, the Deetman Commission that investigated the sexual abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church in 2010-2011, and anonymous information obtained from a victims support unit at the Church.

NRC profiles the clerics who abused the choir girls, altar boys, other minors, and seminarians, notably: 

  • Jan Ninhaus, who died in 2000, and had abused eight boys before becoming Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht; the Roman Catholic Church had found the complaints against him well founded.
  • Jo Gijsen, Bishop of Roermond, who died in 2013, had complaints against him for raping two boys upheld by the Church. Gijsen also facilitated the moving of other paedophile priests from one parish to another.
  • Philippe Br, Bishop of Rotterdam (1982-1993), was accused of sharing a bed with male students training as priests and had allegedly taken no action against at leave five priests who had abused children.
  • And Jan ter Schure, former Bishop of Den Bosch who died in 2003, is said to have abused a pupil at a boys boarding school in Ugchelen. The congregation of Salesians, to which he belonged, paid the victim 16,000 euros in 2003.

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03:45

Who Conflates Zionism and Judaism? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Every Sabbath the good people of Ann Arbor protest against their local synagogue. They have been doing it for 15 years.

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02:30

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/09/17 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2018/09/17 00:30:01Welcome 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

02:20

Zionist-Phalangist Slaughter Of 3,500 Palestinians And Lebanese Shia At Sabra & Shatilah 36 Years Ago Invokes The Memory of Ashoura "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Sabra and Shatilah Day. Very few sections of the calendar are associated with such sadness and savagery.

First though, a momentary flashback. When the Jewish terrorists who would found the artificial Israeli regime began Plan D, i.e. the ethnic cleansing of Palestine aka the Nakba, there were a series of massacres they perpetrated that defied the parameters of humanity and reminded the world that Satan walks the Earth in human form. For Palestine itself, there was Deir Yassin, executed by the Stern and Irgun gangs, as well Dueima, carried out by the Haganah, in which upwards of 100 Palestinians were slaughtered, including children who were beaten dead with sticks and mothers and fathers who were pushed into their homes, locked in and dynamited.

For Lebanon, theres Salha, where bloodthirsty Jewish colonizers marched 105 Lebanese men, women and children into the villages small masjid and didnt stop shooting until everyone was dead, along with Houla, where Jews burned 85 Lebanese civilians alive and ethnically cleansed nearly 11,000 Lebanese from their lands. In modern times, we think of the barbarity displayed in Jenin during the Second Intifada as well as Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009 and Operation Mighty Cliff in the summer of 2014.

Yet nothing in the history of the usurping Zionist entity compares to the slaughter at aforementioned Sabra and Shatila which began on this day 36 years ago and ended on September 18th. The fanatical and hateful Phalangists, armed to the teeth, financed, trained and logistically supported by Israel, monstrously and sadistically slaughtered around 3,500 Palestinians and Lebanese Shia for 72 hours, engaging in the kind of debauched killing that youd think only existed in horror movies. Pregnant women with their babies cut out of their stomachs. Men were sliced with knives from their genitals to their throats. Children had their skulls cracked wide open. Corpses were mutilated.

And Israel was in the thick of it, not merely overseeing it but directly participating with IOF commandos embedded in the ranks of their proxies and IOF gunnery operators shelling any soul who somehow got away from the butchery. They encircled and sealed off the camps so the carnage didnt stop. Sharon (Scheinermann), Begin (Biegun) and Shamir (Yezernitsky), the architects of the mass murder, never paid for their crimes in this life. Thankfully though, theyre all now roasting ruthlessly in Saqar while the victims of Sabra and Shatilah are with their Lord (SWT), His Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.) and His Martyrs (R.A.) in peace.

Think about the atrocities and depravities...

01:17

The Great Gas Game: Vesti Presents a New Documentary Film About Pipelines and Power "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

    Russia and the West are facing the worst crisis since the Cold War. According to US Special Envoy Amos Hochstein, Washingtons goal is to reduce Russias gas market

00:25

The Yalta European Strategy Three Years on Since Putins Geopolitical Checkmate "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Ollie Richardson for The Saker Blog On September 30th, 2015 Russia drove (or flew!) the definitive nail into the coffin of what is known as Sykes-Picot. I.e., it marked

00:23

Thousands attended the March for Science in... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Thousands attended the March for Science in Berlin. Among the crowd were also Berlins mayor Michael Mller, SPD and the former president of the German Parliament Wolfgang Thierse, SPD.

The march starts at the Humboldt University and ended at the Brandenburg Gate in front of the US embassy. The participants marched against so called alternative facts and to aknowledge the worth of science and facts based on evidence. Other marches for science took place all over the world, the main protest was in Washington, D.C.. 04/22/2017. .
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18:46

Greek police arrests man for keeping French woman imprisoned "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A 34-year-old man in Central Greece has been arrested and charged for abduction after he was found to have a former girl friend, a French woman, imprisoned. Together with him, also his current girl friend, a 24-year-old Greek, has been charged for collaboration in the crime. The Greek man and the French women met through

The post Greek police arrests man for keeping French woman imprisoned appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

14:32

Urgent appeal for Baby Milk & Diapers, by the Metropolitan Social Clinic Elliniko "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Metropolitan Community Clinic Elliniko is in urgent need of milk for babies and infants as well as of diapers. Unfortunately we are in difficult position to ask for your help for one more time, the Metropolitan Clinic writes in a statement issued on Sunday, September 16th 2018. The clinic stock has dramatically decreased

The post Urgent appeal for Baby Milk & Diapers, by the Metropolitan Social Clinic Elliniko appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

13:25

Mitsotakis pledges 2bn tax reductions program, reduce primary surpluses "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The International Fair of Thessaloniki is the place where fairy tales are born and quickly spread through media. A week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a series of relief measures including tax cuts, it was the turn of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of Greece main opposition party  conservative New Democracy, to announce his own package

The post Mitsotakis pledges 2bn tax reductions program, reduce primary surpluses appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

01:04

Migration: Europe and Aotearoa/New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

migration.jpgThis article looks at the phenomenon of recent migration to Europe and Aotearoa/New Zealand, highlighting both commonalities and differences.

Friday, 14 September

23:02

"The North American American Anarchist: The Newspaper Dedicated to Direct Action" "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Publication of the Anarchist-Communist Federation of North America
Some on-line copies of "The North American Anarchist", publication of the Anarchist-Communist Federation of North America (ACF).

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