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The witch hunt is an over-used metaphor. Devotees of Wicca also call themselves witches. In fiction and legend, witches can be white or black, good or bad: they can be heroines and healers or hexing hags. What strange classification can bracket such diversity, from nursery tales to the blackest crimes? Roald Dahl offers a clue in The Witches, where he suggests that real witches dont wear pointy hats and ride broomsticks but look normal. They are insatiably vicious yet hard to detect. If only there were a way of telling for sure whether a woman was a witch or not, Dahl tells his young readers, then we could round them up and put them in the meat-grinder.
The patient stated that he had known he was a cat since this secret was imparted to him by the family cat, who subsequently taught him cat language, the psychiatrists wrote. He held down a normal job, all the while he lived with cats, had sexual activity with them, hunted with them, and frequented cat night spots in preference to their human equivalent. The psychiatrists had little hope for improvement his belief had persisted despite various trials of antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics and six years of psychotherapy. His greatest but unrequited love was for a tigress in the local zoo, they concluded. He hoped one day to release her.
Psychologists who swear by the Rorschach often say they came to it only after initial scepticism, and they have the zeal of converts. Their stories often share a similar structure: distrust followed by an instance of a single subject who had seemed unremarkable apart from some strange scores on the Rorschach, then bam!, the psychologist reads in the newspaper that the subject has disemboweled an entire Girl Scout troop.
The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 39 No. 21 (2 November 2017)
Habt ihr schonmal von "Progressive Stack" gehrt? Hier wird das erklrt. Das Drama knnt ihr berspringen. Sie beschreibt das selbst wie folgt:
I will always call on my Black women students first. Other POC get second tier priority. WW come next. And, if I have to, white men.Das kommt angeblich von der Occupy-Bewegung. Ich hatte da noch nie von gehrt.
Die Idee ist, die "Opfer-Olympiade" mal praktisch umzusetzen, und die am meisten marginalisierten Schler grundstzlich zuerst dranzunehmen. Dann in absteigender Marginalisierungsreihenfolge die anderen. Und wenn, wider Erwartens, wirklich niemand die Frage beantwortet hat, und nur noch weie Mnner brig bleiben, dann zur aller hchsten Not halt einen von denen.
Und wieder ein Stck Gewaltenteilung weniger: Seit Ende August drfen im Straenverkehr auch Polizisten ohne Richterbeschluss eine Blutprobe anordnen. Es geht um Flle, bei denen die Polizei Alkohol- oder Drogeneinfluss vermutet. Bisher war grundstzlich ein Richtervorbehalt vorhanden, der aber (beispielsweise am Wochenende) "als Ausnahme" umgangen werden konnte, und man musste sich als Polizist schon echt aus dem Fenster lehnen, damit fr eine widerrechtliche Blutprobe dann Beweisverwertungsverbot verhngt wurde.
In Zukunft ist dann selbst dieses Feigenblatt weg.
Kennt ihr die Story der "Brabant-Killer"? Wir hatten das glaube ich mal in einem Alternativlos erwhnt, hier ist Wikipedia dazu.
Da gibt es jetzt ein Update: Die Spur fhrt zur Polizei.
Einer der Killer wurde wegen seiner Gre, etwa 1,90 Meter, der Riese genannt. Nun meldete sich, wie aus Justizkreisen verlautet, vor einigen Monaten ein Bruder eines frheren Elitepolizisten, der 2015 gestorben war, und sagte, dass dieser auf dem Sterbebett gestanden habe, der Riese und Chef der Bande gewesen sei. Tatschlich war der Verstorbene, dessen Name mit K. B. angegeben wird, ein Mitglied der Spezialtruppe Groep Dian der Bundespolizei, und 1,90 Meter gro.Oha!
Heute war mal wieder groflchig der Zensor pinkeln.
Some of the items contained in the GOP tax reform discussion are just "buying off" special interests and serve no other purpose, Republican Sen. Bob Corker says.
Craig-Bennett said lobbyists used deliberately confusing statistics about shipping emissions which are roughly equal to the annual emissions of Germany in order to mislead and delay action on carbon pollution.
We can feel nothing but contempt and disgust at the prostitutes employed by our racket to try and put one over on the general public, he said.
Nach der scharfen neuen Datenschutz-Verordnung kriegen wir jetzt auch eine scharfe E-Privacy-Verordnung.
Ein nderungsantrag erlaubt Diensteanbietern zwar, Metadaten inklusive Ortsdaten basierend auf der informierten Einwilligung der Nutzer zu verarbeiten. Nutzer drfen aber die Einwilligung zu zustzlichen Dienste zurckziehen, die beispielsweise die Auswertung der Surf-Historie beinhalten knnten, ohne dass damit der Vertrag mit dem Basisdienst ungltig wird.Das klingt nach einer groen neuen Kleingedrucktes-Schlacht mit hellgrauer Schrift auf hellgrauem Untergrund, wissenschon.
Und es geht ihnen tatschlich gut genug, dass sie keine Werbung mehr von RT und Sputnik nehmen wollen.
Wieviel Bedarfstrger sie dafr wohl als Kufer fr die Daten ihrer Kunden auftun mussten?
Old and busted: Monsanto macht mit Glyphsat rger.
Ich wei ja nicht, wie euch das geht, aber ich bin fr krperliche Zchtigung von Leuten, die in der Bahn im gemeinsamen WLAN Youtube und Netflix streamen. Und ich kriege hier auf meiner Schmalspur-SSH-Sitzung Paketverlust. Sauerei, elende.
Homes and shops were flooded, streets turned into rivers, swollen streams and landslides and tons of mud in and around Chania as barometric low Daedalus kept striking the island of Crete early Thursday morning. Livadia
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Anarchists houses and social spaces are target of a big police raid this morning in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. The police apprehended lots of political material and claim that this is evidence of participation in several attacks. No one was arrested at this point. We need to spread this information
Police raided several houses and anarchists spaces this morning in the eve of Anarchist Bookfair in Porto Alegre
This wednesday morning Police raided several houses and social
centers in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. They were searching for
evidence for an ongoing investigation on anarchist activities. The
police states that those adresses are connected to a group
allegedly responsible for arson attacks against police cars,
headquarters of political parties, police
stations, banks and car dealers. Some people were detained, but later released and police action was ruthless with people living in these spaces.
Overall 10 search warrants were released, and in all of those
anarchist material (such as books, zines, posters and banners)
masks, computers, spray cans, and other objects like plastic
bottles were aprehended. Police said those PLASTIC (!) bottles were
being prepared to be used as molotov cocktails. Not even cops are
that ignorant to believe you can do molotovs with plastic bottles
and no flammable liquid. In fact those bottles were meant to be
used as recycled bricks in bioconstruction
They are trying to put through accusations ranging from homicide attempt to organized crime without any evidence that connects the targets of this investigation to the alleged crimes. Like many times before, they plant evidence...
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Ich sitze gerade im Zug nach Hause von der Heise devsec und dachte mir, ich mache mal ein kleines Fazit. Da es drei Sessions parallel waren, konnte ich immer nur einen zur Zeit sehen und daher sind meine Beobachtungen hier nicht allgemeingltig. Aber mein Eindruck war, dass da mehrere Talks ihr Potenzial nicht erreichten. Ich habe mich trotzdem ganz gut unterhalten gefhlt, und ich erwarte da ja auch gar nicht, in jedem Talk faszinierende Neuigkeiten zu lernen, aber zumindest mal eine neue Perspektive auf einen Sachverhalt, das erwarte ich dann schon.
Es gab da z.B. einen Talk zu Owasp und deren Top 10, und der verbrachte gefhlt die erste halbe Stunde damit, dass die Top 10 ja vllig berbewertet und von der Werbung irgendwelcher Unternehmen missbraucht werden, dass das keine Pentest-Checkliste sei und nicht fr Compliance gebraucht werden drfe und dann berichtete er darber, wie sie da Streitereien haben zu den neuen Top 10, wie es da einen Entwurf gab, wo ein Punkt "du sollst Schlangenl kaufen" eingefgt wurde. Anscheinend auf Betreiben von jemandem, der "privat" diese Liste maintaint und dann beruflich das geforderte Schlangenl vertreibt. Das war mir alles neu, aber ich stalke jetzt auch nicht Owasp hinterher, die interessieren mich ehrlich gesagt nicht so stark. Aber jetzt zeigt er den neuen Entwurf, und da ist CSRF nicht mehr drin (nach wie vor eines der grten echten Probleme fr Webapps, aus meiner Sicht, das viele viele Leute nicht verstanden haben, die Webapps bauen). Dafr ist da "du sollst Schlanenl zum Monitoring und Alerting kaufen" drin. Tja, Owasp, ein Wort mit X. Das war wohl nix.
Was hab ich noch gesehen? Oh ja, "Sichere Softwareentwicklung - Anforderungen und Vorgehensweisen". Das war erst eine ewig lange Liste von "ALLE WURDEN GEHACKT! ALLE!!!", eine halbe Stunde "Wir werden alle strben" pur. Und als sie dann ein paar Manahmen empfahlen, machten wir ein Trinkspiel daraus und mein Kumpel Daniel drehte dann eine Siegerrunde, als er korrekt "gleich pluggen sie die SDL" vorhersagte.
Ich muss dazu sagen, dass ich relativ hohe Ansprche habe bei Vortrgen, wenn es darum geht, was man da jetzt konkret mitnehmen kann. Und das fehlte hier bei vielen Talks. Ein paar Links auf Dinge (ich erinnere mich an drei Talks, die auf die Owasp Top 10 verwiesen, die der Owasp-Talk gerade dafr gedisst hatte). Ja, h, wenn ich Links hinterherlaufen wollte, htte ich mir den Vortrag nicht angucken mssen. Das Problem hatten viele Talks. Gut, die Materie ist ja auch komplex, aber das Argument kann ich nicht gelten lassen, wenn die erste Hlfte des Talks mit Platitden und Einfhrungs-Blablah verplempert wird.
"Security im Entwicklerteam" habe ich auch geguckt, aber da fehlten mir auch so ein bisschen die "was machen wir denn jetzt"-Folien. Konkrete Dinge, die man jetzt tun kann, den Schritt geht irgendwie kaum jemand. Und ich meine jetzt nich...
Nachdem die 1. Keynote auf der Heise Devsec von Chris "Weld Pond" Wysopal gehalten wurde, der inzwischen CTO von Veracode ist, und der da fetteste Ami-Disruption-Rhetorik auspackte und meinte, wer sich nicht von Spezialiste auf "Full Spectrum Engineer" (Devops!!1!) umstellen knne, der habe zuknftig dann wohl keinen Platz mehr in der Workforce, und man msse da jetzt Full Spectrum machen, das sei die Zukunft, da habe ich mir gedacht, ich mache meine Keynote mal mit der tollen Fremschm-Werbung von Northrop Grumman auf. Und jetzt erfahre ich gerade, dass es aus der Kampagne noch andere tolle Bilder gibt! Viel Spa!
Old and busted: Uber bezahlt Fahrer fr ihre Arbeit.
New hotness: Fahrer bezahlen Uber dafr, fr sie arbeiten zu drfen.
An infant just 11 months old is the first victim of measles in Greece. The baby was a Roma child that got infected with measles and died of septicemia. According to a statement of KEELNPO, the infant was not vaccinated. Private ANT1 TV reported that when the baby was taken to hospital the disease had
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Nous avons appris il y a quelques heures lexistence dune
opration de police contre un groupe supposment responsable de
plusieurs attaques contre des vhicules de police, une banque, des
concessionnaires de vhicules automobiles, des commissariats et des
locaux de partis politiques.
Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, The grand order of things could be undergoing some major overhauls. To put it more bluntly, a war to reset the global financial order is about to be unleashed. Preparations inside Russia are being made in case the ultimate banking sanctions are placed on them, cutting off commerce inside 
An unusually large, rare and expensive gastronomic treasure was found in Northern Greece. The large white truffle (Tuber magnatum) weighs 510 grams. It is the largest ever white truffle found in Greece in recent years. White truffles usually weight 50-150 grams. The rare white truffle was found by the associate of the Natural History Museum
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Abbiamo saputo poche ore fa di un operazione della polizia
civile contro un supposto gruppo responsabile per diversi attacchi
contro macchine della polizia, banche, negozi di automobili,
questure e sedi di partiti politci.
The former head of powerful financial crimes units (SDOE), Ioannis Diotis, was handed down a 10-year suspended sentence. He was convicted of failing to investigate information on the so-called Lagarde list containing more than 2,000 names of potential tax evaders. Ioannis Diotis was handed down a suspended 10-year sentence this week on a single charge
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Ficamos sabendo h poucas horas de uma operao da
polcia civil contra um suposto grupo responsvel por diversos
ataques contra viaturas policiais, banco, concessionrias de
veculos, delegacias e sedes de partidos polticos.
Last April I got an email from an American expat in Russia, Phil Butler, asking me whether I would be interested in contributing a short biography for an upcoming book
The leader of conservative New Democracy, Kyriakos mitsotakis, expelled MP Katerina Papakosta from the parliamentary group for not being loyal to party line. Mitsotakis announced his decision on Twitter on Thursday morning. . .
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WHEN SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER You will have to bear the slings and arrows that the corrupt and power itself will hurl at you. You will have to endure the ignorance, and the harsh words of your peers, who have been conditioned to identify with the elite. The propagandist says that spiritualism is materialism, and that truths are lies, the propagandists frame the world in which we know, as us against them in an effort to divide and rule, when in reality we are one. The structure, the deep state creates the crisis in order to implement its plans. It is this truth that is the very first hurdle one must jump, it is this truth that removes the rose colored glasses. Those who are charged to look out and to protect you, have been compromised, have sold their souls for a bag a silver, they took the pay offs and kick backs that made them look the other way. Seek and you shall find, listen and you will hear, (know thyself) it is part of lifes journey to see the world as it is, in listening it is the language of love that you will begin to hear. It is our civic duty, our calling to counter the propaganda, first of all within ourselves, and then without. We are the brethren and soldiers of truth, who despite all the odds, despite the might and power of the opposition, we will prevail. Why, because it is the truth that drives us, and it is the truth that these liars despise. When you speak the truth, you will be hated. Hated by the unjust, by those whos injustices you are exposing. Though you are agents of change, the material rewards are few, and matter little, because it is your character that you are building. For this journey will surely end, although the spiritual temple you have built will not
A Rutgers University professor has published multiple social media posts containing antisemitic canards and caricatures, including blaming the Armenian genocide on Jews, describing Judaism as the most racist religion in the world, and calling Israel a terrorist country.
As first reported by the Israellycool blog, Michael Chikindas a microbiology professor at Rutgers department of food science and director of the schools Center for Digestive Health promoted dozens of anti-Jewish conspiracies and comments on his Facebook page this past May, among them references to international fat Jewish pockets, and descriptions of orthodox Judaism and Zionism as the best of two forms of racism.
In one post, Chikindas claimed, Israel is the terrorist country aimed at genocidal extermination of the lands native population, Palestinians, and added: we must not forget that the Armenian Genocide was orchestrated by the Turkish Jews who pretended to be the Turks.
He argued that Israel was failing in this attempted extermination mainly because of the number of the Jews of alternative sexual orientation (25% of the Tel Aviv inhabitants are gay/lesbians and Israel has more of these than the Netherlands).
In an earlier post, Chikindas wrote that Israel, the country of the Jews and for the Jews, has one of the highest percentage of gays in the world.
The professor also called Judaism the most racist religion in the world and shared an interview with Christopher Bollyn, a conspiracy theorist who has claimed American Jews and Israel orchestrated the 9/11 attacks.
Greek lender Eurobank issued its 500 mln covered bond attracting more than 1bn in bids. In a statement the Eurobank underlined the successful issuance of covered bonds amounting to 500m and said: Eurobank successfully concluded yesterday a 500m. new covered bond transaction (bond or covered bond). A series of successful meetings with institutional investors
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A group of ten assailants threw molotov cocktail bombs at a police station in Pefki suburb of North Athens short after 2 a.m. on Thursday. The attackers were wearing hoods and helmets. At the time of the attack there were four police officers, including two guards and five to six people in detention, Greek media
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Autistici/Inventati 139pp Link to book Autistici/Inventati (A/I) is an Italian activist tech collective which provides email accounts, mailing lists, webhosting and other techtools to a scarily high proportion of Italian speaking activists in the anticapitalist movement. English speaking activists will no doubt be more familiar with their American comrades Riseup, who perform a similar function. 
The European Unions executive arm, the European Commission, made a lot of bank executives very happy this Tuesday by abandoning its multi-year pledge to break-up too-big-to-fail lenders. Despite the huge risk they still pose to Europes rickety financial system, big European banks like Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, ING, and Santander can breathe a large sigh of relief this week in the knowledge that they will not have to split their retail units from their riskier investment banking arms.
Breaking up the banks would remove much of the risk from todays government-backed banks, such as derivatives and other instruments that were heavily involved in the Financial Crisis. Without these hedge-fund and investment-banking activities, even large banks would be smaller, less interconnected, and could be allowed to fail without jeopardizing the entire global financial system.
According to the Commission, such a drastic measure is no longer necessary since the main rationale behind ring-fencing core banking services from investment banking divisions i.e. to make Europes financial system less disaster prone has already been addressed by other regulatory measures in the banking sector. Thats right: Europes banking system is already safe, stable and secure
There is much to be concerned about in America today: a growing political and economic divide, slowing growth, decreasing life expectancy, an epidemic of diseases of despair. The unhappiness that is apparent has taken an ugly turn, with an increase in protectionism and nativism. Trumps diagnosis, which blames outsiders, is wrong, as are the prescriptions that follow.
But we have to ask: Is there an underlying problem that can and must be addressed?
There is a widespread sense of powerlessness, both in our economic and political life. We seem no longer to control our own destinies. If we dont like our Internet company or our cable TV, we either have no place to turn, or the alternative is no better. Monopoly corporations are the primary reason that drug prices in the United States are higher than anywhere else in the world. Whether we like it or not, a company like Equifax can gather data about us, and then blithely take insufficient cybersecurity measures, exposing half the country to the risk of identity fraud, and then charge us for but a partial restoration of the security that we had before a major breach.
Some century and a quarter ago, America was, in some ways, at a similar juncture: Political and economic power seemed concentrated in a few hands, in ways that were inconsonant with our democratic ideals. We passed the Sherman Anti-Trust Act in 1890, followed in the next quarter-century by other legislation trying to ensure competition in the market place. Importantly, these laws were based on the belief that concentrations of economic power inevitably would lead to concentrations in political power. Antitrust policy was not based on a finely honed economic analysis, resting on concurrent advances in economics. It was really about the nature of our society and democracy.
But somehow, in the ensuing decades, antitrust was taken over by an army of economists and lawyers. They redefined and narrowed the scope, to focus on consumer harm, with strong presumptions that the market was in fact naturally competitive, placing the burden of proof on those who contended otherwise. On this basis, it became almost impossible to successfully bring a predatory pricing case: Any attempt to raise prices above costs would instantaneously be met by an onslaught of new firm entry (so it was claimed). Chicago economists would arguewith little backing in either theory or evidencethat one shouldnt even worry about monopoly: In an innovative economy, monopoly power would only be temporary, and the ensuing contest to become the monopolist maximized innovation and consumer welfare.
Over the past four decades, economic th...
The intention of Greek government to start online foreclosures on November 29 was reiterated at a meeting between government officials and the technical experts of the countrys creditors in the Greek capital. According to previous reports, the online foreclosures will be held for properties worth more than 300,000 euros. The online foreclosure was decided after
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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing landed at the Athens International Airport in Athens, Greece, Oct. 25. The Stratotanker is scheduled to participate in a short air to air refueling training mission with the Hellenic air force in the upcoming days. The training will consist of dry-in-air-refueling hook ups,
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On the 20th October North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) have unlawfully proposed to increase the price of parking permits to cover a shortfall of 123,000. The shortfall appears to have been conjured out of thin air.
The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 requires local authorities in England and Wales to set up a Special Parking Account (SPA) to manage revenue and expenditure.
There are a number of revenue sources that must be deposited into the SPA. Most common is revenue from on-street parking, off-street parking, parking permits and Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).
Councils incur parking expenditure for a variety of reasons. Maintaining off-street car parks, ticket machines, salaries for Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), back office staff, uniforms and transport for CEOs.
The situation is further complicated in North Yorkshire because off-street parking revenue and any associated surplus is retained by second tier councils such as Scarborough and Harrogate Borough Council.
At the end of each financial year, the account either has a shortfall or a surplus. The shortfall must be made good from the General Fund (your council tax). Any surplus can be transferred to the General Fund to be spent on other transportation items. Councils should absolutely not set out to make a huge surplus from their parking schemes.
The result of a case at the High Court involving Barnet Council has already set a precedent that local authorities cannot raise the price of permits to raise revenue for other transportation items when they already have a surplus:
In conclusion, I accept the Claimants submission that the 1984 Act is not a fiscal measure and does not authorise the authority to use its powers to charge local residents for parking in order to raise surplus revenue for other transport purposes funded by the General Fund. I have already concluded that the Defendants purpose in increasing the charges for resident parking permits and visitor vouchers on 14th February 2011 was to generate additional income to meet projected expenditure for road maintenance and improvement, concessionary fa...
We learned a few hours ago of a civil police
operation against an alleged group responsible for several attacks
on police vehicles, a bank, car dealers, police stations and
political party headquarters.
A Scottish cook book author enjoyed a private VIP treatment as she was the only passenger on a 46 (52) flight from Glasgow to Crete. Karon Grieve, 57, was the only passenger on the four-hour flight and had all 189 seats to herself. During flight, the pilot gave her a personalised commentary, addressing her over
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Pictured: Officials with Delta Dental of Iowa presented
the city of Shenandoah a $25,000 check on Tuesday, October 24,
2017. The city was the recipient of a grant for work at the new
water treatment plant.
IIT-H team develops jamun seed-based activated
carbon to remove fluoride from drinking water
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) have developed a jamun (black plum) seed-based activated carbon to remove fluoride from drinking water to the levels considered acceptable by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A team led by Chandra Shekhar Sharma, assistant professor, Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT-Hyderabad, was involved in the study and the findings were recently published in the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.
Jamun seed powder was first converted into a highly porous carbon material by a chemical treatment followed by processing at higher temperatures to improve its efficiency. Then, trials were carried out with the obtained material for synthetic fluoride solutions prepared in the laboratory.
Later, this was tested on the groundwater samples collected from Nalgonda district, one of the worst fluoride-affected areas in the country. After the treatment, the fluoride concentration was reduced to the acceptable limit of WHO (less than 1.5 mg/l).
We found that the jamun seed-derived carbon was much better when compared to other biomass-derived carbons which were reported in earlier experiments. Jamun, as a seasonal fruit, is abundantly available in India and its seed powder is known to be used effectively in various Ayurvedic formulations, explained Prof. Sharma.
The carbon material prepared with jamun seeds has been studied in detail and found to have exceptional properties, chipped in Ramya Araga, the lead author of the study.
Prof. Sharma also pointed out that groundwater was a major source of drinking water throughout the country and in about 17 States, fluoride concentration was found to be higher than the recommended limit. This has been a major problem in safe drinking water supply and the search was on to find a cost-effective solution. Although commercialisation of the experiment has a long way to go, more research into the bio-seed-based waste material for removing fluoride from drinking water could help the country to provide clean and safe drinking water to the citizens, added the IIT-H professor, recently chosen for the prestigious Young Scientist Award by the National Science Academy of India for his contribution to physical sciences.
This article was written for the Unz Review The latest big news out of the Ukraine Have you heard what the latest big news out of the Ukraine is? No?
By Aram Mirzaei As predicted, the Kurdish referendum ended in a conflict over the disputed areas in northern Iraq, areas that have been occupied by Kurdish Peshmerga forces since the
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In my efforts to try to educate people about Communism and to explain why it is not dead as the official propaganda would have you believe, but alive and doing
On Saturday 28th October we will be at the bookfair at
Park View School,
West Green Road,
We will have a stall selling the Squatters Handbook and the Little Squatters Handbook and giving out free leaflets and advice.
We will be having a meeting at 3pm to talk about Occupations these days, and what you can and cant get away with, with other groups and individuals who know stuff.
Theres other interesting meetings about housing and loads of stalls, not all selling books. www.anarchistbookfair.org.uk
On Friday night some of us will be joining the tour of some places haunted by undercover police who infiltrated our movements and pretended to be friends and lovers and starting a project to put up memorial plaques. Meet us at the COCK TAVERN, Phoenix Rd, Euston, NW1 1HB for a drink and some reminiscing at 5.30pm.
Well be moving off at 6pm sharp and aim to reach Housmans bookshop for a plaque unveiling and launch event at 7.30pm. Please come dressed as ghost (bed-sheet style) if you can. Not just because Haloween is coming, but because these officers came into our lives making themselvesout to be someone they werent in order to gain our trust, then disappeared form our lives without a word like ghosts
Also on the 28th, United Friends and Families Campaign hold their annual march and rally commemorating deaths in custody. Starts at 12 noon at Trafalgar Square.
NYP: Witness Appeal re Scarborough Fair Assault
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault at Scarborough Fair which resulted in a 30 year old woman being assaulted.
The incident happened at around 9pm on Thursday 28th September 2017 at the fair on Dean Road, Scarborough. Two women and one man were involved in an altercation which resulted in the 30-year-old victim suffering a cut to her eyelid which required several stitches.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact police.
Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak to PC Andrew Metcalfe or email:
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12170176094 when passing on any information.
Members of the anarchist group Rouvikonas raided the office of a clinic director in Public Hospital Evaggelismos in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Accusing him of taking money under the hand (fakelaki) by patients, they threatened him they would cut his hand off if he would do it again. In a video they shot during the
Est em curso desde o comeo da manh uma operao
policial anti-anarquista em Porto Alegre RS Brasil que procura
fazer alvo especial sobre a FAG.
Desde o comeo da matina a policia civil invadiu pelo menos 4 locais pblicos com mandados de busca e apreenso e diz que tem investigado e pode prender nas prximas horas cerca de 30 suspeitos. O anarquismo volta ao noticirio de Porto Alegre, desta vez com a acusao de formao de quadrilha para a prtica de crimes contra patrimnio publico e privado.
Das Freihandelsabkommen zwischen Kanada und den USA hat auch Schiedsgerichte, und das hat sich bisher richtig gelohnt fr die USA!
Mehr als 215 Millionen US-Dollar an Schadenersatz habe die Regierung bereits an klagende Unternehmen ausgezahlt, allein etwa 80 Millionen US-Dollar seien an Rechtskosten angefallen, berichtet CCPA. Acht Klagen habe der kanadische Staat verloren oder sie in einem Vergleich abgeschlossen, neun Verfahren wurden gewonnen.Ach nee! Na das ist ja mal ein bemerkenswerter Zufall!
Dagegen htten die USA bisher keinen einzigen von 20 gefhrten Fllen verloren, schreibt CCPA weiter. Kritiker monieren, das knne daran liegen, dass der Sitz des Schiedsgerichts in den USA liege. "Es ist zumindest aus statistischer Sicht uerst merkwrdig und wahrscheinlich, dass die Politik hier Einfluss nimmt. Fr die USA scheinen andere Regeln zu gelten", sagt Trew.
Ratet mal, wen die EU-Kommission lieber nicht gefragt hat, bevor sie den Privacy Shield (den inhaltlich weitgehend identischen "Nachfolger" von Safe Harbor) als "funktionsfhig" deklariert haben!
Kommt ihr NIE drauf!
Ich sitze ja gerade bei der Heise Devsec in Heidelberg im Publikum und da gibt es (wie auf so vielen Konferenzen) einen Zielkonflikt bei der Zielgruppe. Richtet man sich eher an Einsteiger oder an Leute, die schon seit Jahren Security machen? Eher an Entwickler oder an die Projektleitung?
Whrend ich darber nachdenke, frage ich mich gerade, wieso eigentlich niemand Vorfhrungen von Tools oder Methoden macht. Kein Vortrag, sondern eine Art Demo. Auf Youtube gibt es Live beim Software-Entwickeln zusehen. Ich knnte mir vorstellen, dass man das auch prima als Veranstaltung machen knnte. Aber halt mit vergleichsweise kleineren Zielen, damit sich das nicht stundenlang hinzieht.
Ich beobachte hufig, dass in Projekten Architekturentscheidungen gefllt werden, ohne dass man das irgendwie beurteilen kann, ob das eine gute Idee ist oder nicht. Da wird dann halt ein Tool angekauft, weil man gehrt hat, dass das cool ist, oder dass man das heute halt so macht.
Und nicht nur Tools! Auch so Gottesdienst-Ritualdinge wie Agile oder SCRUM werden umgesetzt, ohne dass jemand im Team vorher schon eine richtige Vorstellung davon hat, was das eigentlich ist, was das bedeutet, warum man das macht.
Im Effekt sieht man dann, dass eigentlich gut gemeinte Dinge voll nach hinten losgehen. Security-Gerte stehen als Heizlfter rum, fressen Strom und generieren Logs und Alerts, die keiner liest. Handbewegungen werden gemacht, weil man gehrt hat, dass das dann besser ist, aber weil man gar nicht verstanden hat, wieso man das machen sollte, werden alle Nachteile aber keine der Vorteile mitgenommen.
Ich stelle mir gerade naiv vor, dass man das wegkriegen knnte, wenn man da Live-Demos hat. Aber nicht vom Hersteller, damit das nicht in Werbung ausartet, und auch nicht von irgendeinem User, sondern von jemandem, der sich richtig gut damit auskennt.
Wenn ich sehen kann, wie jemand mit einem bestimmten Tool ein bestimmtes Problem mit drei Handbewegungen gelst kriegt, und ich rgere mich da seit Wochen mit rum, dann wre das doch eine wertvolle Information! Wertvoller jedenfalls als viele Vortrge, die im Moment auf Konferenzen Zeit verplempern (und das sage ich bewusst explizit ganz allgemein und meine nicht diese Konferenz im Speziellen).
Wei jemand, wieso das nicht gemacht wird? Oder wird es gemacht, und ich hab es nicht mitgekriegt?
Update: Ein fieser Einsender erklrt es mir gerade so:
Aus meiner Erfahrung heraus sind Vortrge zum Kundengewinn gedacht und die von dir genannte "Live-Demo" wird als Schulung verkauft. Es wird ffentlich nicht gemacht, weil man das dann schlechter als "Anwenderschulung" noch beim Kunden verkauft bekommt.
Despite the continuous difficult environment for entrepreneurship in Greece, there are very few Greek companies that have a rapid growth, a vision to go international. Tech start up Douleutaras.gr is one of them. Launched it 2013, it have managed to increase trust and interest from local and international investors. Press Release Douleutaras.gr, the innovative Greek
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Millions of Americans have quietly been pondering for months what a President Mike Pence would be like should Donald Trump be impeached or resign. Yesterday they found out and its not a pretty picture.
After the U.S. Senate tied 50-50 on a vote yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote to keep the nations courthouse doors closed to the customers of the Too-Big-to-Fail banks on Wall Street effectively strengthening the no law zone that already exists for these banks.
The vote came about as a result of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issuing its final rule in July which would allow consumers who have been defrauded in financial transactions involving credit cards and bank accounts to have access to file a group action (known legally as a class action) using the nations courts. The CFPB was created under the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation of 2010 and Republicans in Congress, particularly Jeb Hensarling, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, have been trying to gut its power ever since. Hensarlings last political campaign was heavily financed by the same Wall Street banks who benefit from his efforts to marginalize the CFPB.
Heres the background:
Wall Street is the only industry in America that contractually bans both its customers and its employees from accessing the nations courts as a condition of opening an account or getting a job there. (Thats likely because its also the only industry that has the brazenness to let the top lawyers of the largest Wall Street banks meet in secret each year to plan their strategies for keeping their no law zone in force.)
Instead of being able to go to court with a claim of fraud (if youre a customer), or a claim for labor law violations, like failure to pay overtime or sexual harassment (if youre an employee), Wall Street makes its customers and employees sign an agreement to take all such claims into an industry-run or privately-run arbitration system.
These private justice systems are not cheaper and fairer as Wall Streets shills (like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) insist. Fees can run into tens of thousands of dollars as opposed to a few hundred dollars to file in court; and study after study has found that arbitrators most often rule in favor of the corporate interest over the consumer.
What Wall Street and its army...
The managing director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, warned of dark future if the world fails to take steps to address global warming. We will be toasted, roasted and grilled, Lagarde told participants at a economic conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. According to Guardian, Lagarde warned that the world will be in deep trouble
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Metro workers in Athens will launch a 24-hour strike to protest the electronic ticket. The strike will affect the Metro Lines 2 and 3. The strike will start in the early morning Thursday, October 26th 2017. The rest of the Public Transport means in Athens will operate as scheduled. The Metro is an essential part
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Snow, hail, temperature drop, rough sea: these are the features of bad weather front Daedalus that is sweeping across the country since the beginning of the week. Snow started to fall on Monday on the mountains above a certain level. Beautiful snow landscape in Astraka hut at 1950 m. on Mt Tyrfi in Epirus. Snow
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By far the most popular article I ever published on this blog was titled Putin to Western Elites: Play-time is Over. It came out almost exactly three years ago, after that years Valdai Club conference, and was based on the speech Putin gave at that conference. It garnered close to 200,000 page hitsmore than twice the next most popular onebecause it pointed out something very significant: a sea change in international relations had occurred, heralding the end of Americas unipolar moment when it could dictate terms to the entire world.
Essentially, in that speech Putin signaled to Western elites
that they were no longer qualified to play the game of
international relations of today and had to go back to school for
retraining. And now, three years later, Putin has issued them a
final report card, giving them an F in every category: they have
The following excerpt from my article of three years ago details how the rules had changed:
Previously, the game of international politics was played as follows: politicians made public pronouncements, for the sake of maintaining a pleasant fiction of national sovereignty, but they were strictly for show and had nothing to do with the substance of international politics; in the meantime, they engaged in secret back-room negotiations, in which the actual deals were hammered out. Previously, Putin tried to play this game, expecting only that Russia be treated as an equal. But these hopes have been dashed, and at this conference he declared the game to be over, explicitly violating Western taboo by speaking directly to the people over the heads of elite clans and political leaders.
There is still a chance to construct a new world order that will avoid a world war. This new world order must of necessity include the United Statesbut can only do so on the same terms as everyone else: subject to international law and international agreements; refraining from all unilateral action; in full respect of the sovereignty of other nations.
Although Putins unfavorable appraisal applied to the West as a whole, much of his criticism was directed squarely at Washington, whose European vassals (his own term, uttered on another occasion) were driven by fleeting political considerations and their desire to pleaseI will put it bluntlytheir big brother in Washington.
Seated between Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, and Jack Ma, the billionaire head of the Chinese giant...
Obsessed to the bone against the Greeces left-wing government. In his last and probably first interview to a Greek television channel, former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Austerity Schaeuble poured his poison drop by drop on open wounds and enjoyed for one more time his unerring attitude and his absolute Know-it-all and Know-it-better. The
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Protests at Vial refugee camp on the Greek-Turkish border coincided with public callouts yesterday for the international community to do something concrete to stop deaths from exposure and cold in the coming winter months. The camp on the island of Chios is a hotspot for people crossing over to Europe and has become notorious for 
Gaby Weber hat einen neuen Film verffentlicht, diesmal ber die Dritte Welt und den "globalen Sden". Gaby war zu Besuch bei G20 in Hamburg und berichtet vom Gegengipfel.
Die Blogfrequenz ist gerade ein bisschen ausgednnt, weil ich morgen eine Keynote halten soll, und die Vorbereitung auf sowas nimmt mich immer sehr in Beschlag. Die Konferenz geht heute los. Ob ich da Tisch, Strom und Internet haben werde, wei ich noch nicht.
Was glaubt ihr, was so ein Satelliten-Tech-Kommunikationstechniker fr Testdaten nimmt, um zu testen, ob die Verbindung sauber steht?
Facebook translates 'good morning' into 'attack them', leading to arrestUnd wo? Natrlich in Israel! Und der Facebook-Benutzer war Palstinenser.
Americas illegal war in the Syrian city of Raqqa has already killed over 1,800 civilians, according to the monitoring group Airwars. At the time the offensive was launched in June, the U.S. was aware that some 200,000 civilians were trapped. In that first week of operations alone, the U.N. accused the Trump administration of killing 300 civilians in less than seven days worth of bombing.
This trend has continued over the course of the last few months, and as one might imagine, Syrian infrastructure has been completely decimated. Rather than label this assault for what it is namely, a grave crime against humanity encompassing an endless supply of potential war crimes the media appears to have chosen a different tack.
Looking at photographs of the ruined, desolate streets of what was once the Islamic States capital of Raqqa is a reminder of the overwhelming, pitilessly effective military power of the United States, wrote the Washington Posts David Ignatius in an op-ed published Thursday.
That was merely the opening sentence. Ignatius continued:
The heaps of rubble in Raqqa that once housed terrorists and torturers convey a bedrock lesson, as valid now as in 1945: Its a mistake to provoke the United States. It may take the country a while to respond to a threat, but once the machine of U.S. power is engaged, its relentless so long as the political will exists to sustain it. [emphasis added]
Who exactly provoked the United States here? The people who have been hardest hit are clearly civilians who happened to live in Raqqa. What crime did these people commit?
In this talk (22.10.2017), Gilad Atzmon delves into the crucial dichotomy between Athens and Jerusalem. Atzmon argues that the dystopia in which we live is the direct outcome of a Jerusalemite set of 'correct ideas' over the Athenian search for reason, essence and logos. Tyranny of correctness, Identitarian divisiveness, the battle against historicity are symptoms of Jerusalemite thinking, they did little but derail the Western ethos. To rescue ourselves and what we believe to be our civilisation, Athens must be reinstated.Share
Paul Timperley's (Chairman of Reading Friends of Palestine) Introduction to Gilad Atzmon's talk:
If they want to burn it, you want to read it!
Being in Time - A Post Political Manifesto, Amazon.co.uk , ...
Note by the Saker: a huge THANK YOU to Scott for an outstanding piece of research which he did literally overnight! This is fascinating and most important, so I added
by Ramin Mazaheri In many ways this fear is justified: communism is a dirty word in the English culture. I recall getting my copy of International Socialist Review mailed to
Another woman said Tuesday that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her. Mimi Haleyi, represented by attorney Gloria Allred, said he lured her to a SoHo loft in 2006, where he backed her into what seemed to be a childrens bedroom, and forcibly performed oral sex on her. She was on her period at the time, and he pulled 
I read carefully and listened your recent statements in response to journalistic questions emanating from my recent book Adults in the Room relating to our conversations during the first half of 2015.
I have a proposal for you. Instead of vague statements and personal put down lines, I invite you to point out specific pages and paragraphs in my book where I misrepresented something that you told me during that period (e.g. your expressed view that the 3rd Greek Loan and accompanying Memorandum of Understanding that I refused to sign, and which was signed after my resignation, would be bad for Greece; or, even more strongly, your view that, had I signed it, I would have to answer to my people).
Nobody was surprised that the European Unions leaders refused to move the Brexit talks forward at last weeks summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk talked of progress and suggested thered be more at the next gathering in December, but this speck of encouragement shouldnt obscure the bigger picture. The process is moving too slowly, and with each passing week, the chances of a chaotic U.K. departure from the EU grow.
In the debate about Britain and Europe, Ive been a reluctant Remainer. The U.K. has been an ill-fitting member of the EU all along. As the union integrates further over the coming years which it probably must, if its to succeed Britains discomfort was bound to grow. The U.K. did need a fundamentally new relationship with the rest of the EU.
The stalemate in the exit negotiations is proof. At the same time, though, it draws attention to those very aspects of the European project that most concern so many Brits not just the 52 percent who voted to quit (despite endless dire warnings) but also an unknown number of reluctant Remainers like myself.
The difficulty of disentangling EU law from U.K. law, and putting the U.K.s...
A extrema direita brasileira aliada
e subordinada ao imperialismo dos EUA
Nem o candidato da extrema direita ou sua base de apoio entendem coisa alguma a respeito dos maiores desafios do pas em termos de defesa nacional, logo, em projeo de conflito contra potncias agressoras, por consequncia, em termos de anti-imperialismo.
Communiqu de la CGA pour la 21me marche Existrans du 21 octobre
Immediate call to all our comrades
Anarchists and Libertarians wherever they are A direct and special
call to our comrades Anarchists and Libertarians
Immediate call to all our comrades Anarchists and Libertarians wherever they are
A direct and special call to our comrades Anarchists and Libertarians Arabic-speaking
No to State, No to war. Yes for self-administration and the Social revolution
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