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Thursday, 22 February


Americas Boots-On-The-Ground Fighters in Syria are Kurds and Al Qaeda The Vineyard of the Saker

by Eric Zuesse for the Saker Blog As will be documented here, Americas troops in Syria are not there in order to fight, but to assist Kurdish separatists in the


Venus statue discovered in Thessaloniki during metro construction works Keep Talking Greece

An impressive statue has been discovered during archaeological excavations at the construction work of Metro in Thessaloniki. Among the more than 300,000 findings is the headless statue of goddess Aphrodite. The statue was found at the construction works area of  the metro station <Agia Sophia>, very close to the Krinaio building. > The picture of

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#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #streetphotography #blackandwhite... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #streetphotography #blackandwhite #dailylife


A Turkish nationalist showed the greeting of the far right Grey... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.

A Turkish nationalist showed the greeting of the far right Grey Wolves to provoke the participants of a passing march of Kurds. The nationalist and his friends were send behind closed doors by riot police officers who watched the scene closely. The Kurds protested for a No at the referendum for a presidential system in Turkey. 03/25/2017.
#berlin #turkey #greywolves #nationalism #farright #fascism #referendum #hayir #kurdistan #kurds #march #demonstration #protest #blackandwhite #photojournalism #reportage #documentary #journalism #photojournalism


Why not read Jeremy Corbyn's "red rag" speech for yourself? AAV

On Tuesday February 20th 2018 Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech to the EFF confederation of British manufacturers about Labour's economic strategy. The response of the Evening Standard (edited by former Tory Chancellor George Osborne) was to publish a front page hatchet job describing the speech as a "red rag" to the City of London, and Jeremy Corbyn's economic strategy as a plot to turn London into "the last Soviet era city west of Pyongyang".

Shockingly hundreds of thousands of Evening Standard readers will have uncritically accepted this ludicrously hyperbolic appraisal of Jeremy Corbyn's speech without even referring to the source material and judging it for themselves.

So here's the speech so that you can judge for yourself whether George Osborne's minions at the Evening Standard were justified in claiming that Corbyn's speech is some kind of proof of his intention to turn Britain into a Soviet style state where private industry is banned, or the outline of a sensible economic strategy to undo the damage and reduce the private debt mountains caused by four decades of hard-right economic dogma:


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Traditional Lagana bread with clear message: Macedonia is Greece! (pictures) Keep Talking Greece

Who cares what the enemies of Greece say, claim, want or are up to? We live in a country full of creative and innovative people always with a good idea to defend our rights. A young baker in Giannista in West Macedonia made a 2-meter long Clean Monday bread, Lagana, and decorated it with all

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Political Risk Rises in Italy as Anti-euro Rebels Flirt with Real Power Rigged Game

By Ambrose Evans Pritchard and cross-posted from The Daily Telegraph

It had been assumed that Silvio Berlusconi would control the Italian Right. Suddenly the EU could be looking at a Lega prime minister named Matteo Salvini who plays by very different rules

Large banks and hedge funds are quietly advising clients to brace for trouble ahead of the Italian elections in early March, warning that a late surge by anti-EU populist parties threatens to shatter Europes brief political calm.

A new batch of polls over the weekend showed a further hollowing out of the Italian political centre, with rising risks of gridlock or even the nightmare scenario of a radical coalition in open breach of EU treaty law.

Markets have become inured to political risk after a series of false alarms: the election of Donald Trump, and populist jitters in Holland and France. Worries over a global financial shock from the Brexit referendum were shown to be absurd.

But this may have led to complacency over Italy, which faces the double danger of electoral chaos just as investors start to fret about the tapering of bond purchases by the European Central Bank, currently the only major buyer of Italian treasury debt.

Italian corporates do no offer enough political risk premium ahead of the March 4 election. We would recommend cutting exposure to the region, said Matthew Bailey, a credit strategist at JP Morgan.

Regulatory filings by the worlds biggest hedge fund, Bridgewater, show that it has taken out a giant $22bn (16bn) short position on European equities (as of early February), with big bets against Italys Intesa Sanpaulo and Unicredit, and the energy groups ENI and ENEL.

Bridgewater is also targeting firms in France, Spain, Holland, and Germany, but what is striking is that it tripled its short bets against Italy to $3.2bn between October and February.

This coincides with the steady rise of rebel parties and the seeming death spiral of Italys ruling centre-Left, the main home for pro-Europeans. A new Demetra poll showed the Five Star movement, founded by neo-anarchist comedian Beppe Grillo, pulling far ahead as the biggest single party with 29.4pc of the vote.

The other upset is that the firebrand hard-Right Lega Nord has drawn neck and neck with Silvio Berlusconis Forza Italia and could be in the extraordinary position of picking the next prime minister under the coalition deal of the combined political Right, if they secure a combined majority as looks increasingly likely.

This would propel Lega leader Matteo Salvini who calls the euro a crime against humanity to the centre of European politics. If we win by one vote, Salvini will be prime minister, it is as simple as that, said Claudio Borghi, the partys economics spokesman...


A glamorous funeral - death of sexism at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards 2018 Undercurrents Blog

I attended the Bafta awards at the weekend in London so here are some of my thoughts on the experience. I have filmed protests for 25 years but the BAFTAS 2018 was easily the most stylish protest I have ever been too.

Red carpet treatment at BAFTA awards 2018

The Royal Albert is a stunning venue and having a massive red carpet up it's huge number of steps really improves upon the experience. I got the pleasure of strutting my stuff on the red carpet which was fun.

Royal Albert Hall
A Glamourous Funeral

Apart from celebrating the movie industry, the night was also a vital platform for women to show solidarity in the face of years of sexual d...


Erdogan fully supports FYROM in Macedonia name dispute with Greece Keep Talking Greece

FYROM President Gjorge Ivanov expressed his gratitude to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Turkeys support regarding the name dispute with Greece during his official visit to Ankara.  In the joint press conference that followed their meeting, Erdogan stressed that with mutual will both sides could resolve the name dispute issue. Erdogan supported Macedonias stance

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Wo wir gerade bei Ausnahmezustand waren: CDU und SPD ... Fefes Blog

Wo wir gerade bei Ausnahmezustand waren: CDU und SPD wollen die Grenzkontrollen im Schengenraum weiter betreiben.

Grenzkontrollen im Schengen-Raum sind nur in Ausnahmefllen mglich und mssen genehmigt werden. Deutschland fhrt sie seit September 2015 durch.
Die beste Demokratie, die man fr Geld kaufen kann!

Hattet ihr euch eigentlich gefragt, was aus immer wieder ... Fefes Blog

Hattet ihr euch eigentlich gefragt, was aus immer wieder verlngerten Ausnahmezustand in Frankreich geworden ist?

Der ist natrlich immer weiter verlngert worden, bis er im November durch ein neues Antiterrorgesetz abgelst wurde, das die Sonderbefugnisse permanent gemacht hat.


The mother of all battles in Greek Parliament as lawmakers will vote on Novartis inquiry Keep Talking Greece

The mother of all political battles started at 9 o clock Wednesday morning in the plenary of the Greek Parliament. Lawmakers will have to vote and decide whether there is sufficient evidence to conduct preliminary inquiry and prosecute two former prime ministers and eights ex ministers allegedly involved in the Novartis case. The ten politicians

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A Tangled Web of Religion in Politics Writings - Gilad Atzmon

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By Laura Stuart

Some may say that the political arena is no place for religious sensibilities but, now and again, religion does raise its head.

I am a Muslimah who recently joined the Labour Party, not because I believe any political party can solve societys ills but because I had hopes that life in the U.K. could be better than it is now and that we can act to pursue such an aim. In this instance, there emerged a person of upstanding and fair character, a man who seemed to want to make our society more equal and just. Such was Jeremy Corbyn. Hundreds of thousands thought the same and they too joined the Labour party with the same hopes and the same desire to get Jeremy Corbyn elected.

Such was the shock of the establishment elites at the prospect of a leader who seemingly did not believe in working for the benefit of the few to the detriment of the many, that all manner of dark arts were, and are, employed to ensure he never reaches the seat of power. There are some very wealthy people happy enough to make money in this country that, by various offshore activities, minimise the taxes they pay. It is people such as these that do not want a man with a vision of a more egalitarian society in power.

Then there are the foreign policy interests. It seems likely that the Israeli state is particularly interested in ensuring the U.K. has a leader who will turn a blind eye to clear injustice. For this reason, Israel suddenly and unexpectedly sent its top man, Mark Regev, to our shores.[2] This was once the post of Ambassador became vacant after the then-ambassador was reportedly left vulnerable to blackmail from his frequent late night visitors to his official residence.

Most Muslims will know Mark Regev as the man who regularly appeared on their television screens justifying the bombing of civilians in their homes; the raining down of phosphorus on the population of Gaza, and even the slaughtering with missiles of innocent children on the beach.[1]

Regevs main objective seems to be to mobilise various established I...


USA - Cambridge receives Water Fluoridation Quality Award UK Against Fluoridation

Cambridge awardFor the fifth straight year, the city of Cambridge has earned the Water Fluoridation Quality Award given through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Cambridge utilities and public works department was recognized for the award during the Feb. 5 Cambridge City Council meeting.

Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level that is effective for preventing tooth decay.

The award recognized those communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoride in drinking water throughout 2016, said Utilities-Public Works Director Todd Schwab. Weve got a really good crew.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiated the Water Fluoridation Quality Awards program to recognize outstanding performance in fluoridation management by public water systems.

Awarded for just doing their job in performing fluoride management ?
What about all the other water companies who fail to meet these standards?


Guidelines for fluoride intakeare they appropriate? UK Against Fluoridation

International & American Associations for Dental Research
Guidelines for fluoride intakeare they appropriate?
February 20, 2018, International & American Associations for Dental Research
The appropriate use of fluoride has transformed oral health over the past 70 years, in part due to the guidelines created for fluoride intake. Recently, researchers are questioning these longstanding guidelines which served as advisory recommendations for decades. This issue of Advances in Dental Research, an e-Supplement to the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), presents the proceedings of a symposium at the 95th General Session of IADR in San Francisco, USA and includes reviews that critically examine the current guidelines for fluoride intake.

Since the benefits of fluoride in drinking water were first recognized, it has been accepted that fluoride is ingested and that remains the basis for automatic delivery. However, sources of ingested fluoride have changed and in parallel the prevalence and severity of dental caries and dental fluorosis have changed, leading to the idea that it is time to re-visit guidance on fluoride intake. Optimum fluoride intake should balance the prevention of dental caries with minimizing the occurrence of undesirable dental fluorosis.

"Guidelines for fluoride intake were first proposed when water was the only important source of fluoride. Now, there is a variety of ways of delivering fluoride and it was time to review these guidelines, considering current knowledge of the balance of benefit and risk," said guest editor Andrew Rugg-Gunn, Newcastle University, UK and the Borrow Foundation. "Experts from around the world gave reassurance that the current optimum range of fluoride intake is soundly based and that there is good evidence for raising the upper limit of fluoride intake. With the increase in the use of fluoride for preventing caries in adults, different guidance should be given for fluoride intake in adults compared with infants and young children."

"While changes to current guidance on adequate intake and upper limit of fluoride intake have not been settled, it was agreed that there are strong grounds for reconsidering current guidelines," said IADR...


Chinese state persecutes Marxists Freedom News

Some quite ironic news from China. In the past few months, the Chinese state has persecuted and effectively criminalized at least two Marxist reading groups at universities in the cities of Nanjing and Guangzhou. In November 2017, police raided a Marxist reading group at the Guangdong University of Technology and arrested its six members. Of


Irony Klaxon! Is the BBC biased?

And so are you, BBC Radio 4!


tl;dr Is the BBC biased?

BBC One's News at Ten reported on the 'Cob' story last night, devoting a whole 15 seconds to it. Here's what they said about it in full: 
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has warned the press that "change is coming," as he accused them of publishing "lies and smears" over his contacts with a Czech spy back in the 1980s. He suggested the reporting showed how "worried" media bosses were by the prospect of a Labour government. 


Mystic Craig strikes again (maybe) Is the BBC biased?

Talking of Marks at the BBC (as we were in the post now bumped up above this one!)...

One I trust vastly more than slippery Mark Easton - namely Newsnight's Mark Urban -  has been digging into the 'Corbyn=Czechoslovak spy' story

And, yes, as I result of what I've read from Mark (on Twitter) this afternoon, I'm going to go out on a blogger's limb and firmly predict (with no other evidence yet to to support it other than knowing what the BBC is like) that...

...drum roll please!...

...yes, Newsnight is finally going to report the story tonight - and, even more,  is actually 'go big' with it.

And why do I think that? Because Mark has sounded the 'All Clear' for the far-left Labour leader. 

Yes, from his digging, all's apparently coming up smelling of Bohemian, Moravian and Slovakian roses for Agent Cob...
  • 1/3 spoke to some fmr British spooks about the Corbyn 'Czech spy' claim. They consider it nonsense, 'he had no secrets to give away' says one, E. Bloc officers in London 'had a pattern of exaggerating the importance of their contacts' says another
  • 2/3 most intelligence agencies define an agent as 'under control', or 'taskable', say former spooks, & having had full access to Czech StB files post cold war, MI6 evidently do not consider Corbyn met that definition
  • 3/3 one former case officer jokes Corbyn 'may have been naive in his contacts [with a Czech spook] but I'm not looking for any more evidence of his naivety'.
  • p.s. British intelligence officers had the run of Czech & Stasi files at the end of the Cold War + Mitrokhin gave them the KGB's crown jewels. For many years they've had the evidence who betrayed what and to whom.


Syrian War Report February 20, 2018: Turkey Threatens To Strike Syrian Army The Vineyard of the Saker The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies continue preparations for a ground operation against militants in Damascus Eastern Ghouta. Now, government forces and warplanes target fortified positions, HQs


Hilarious (and politically incorrect!) video to encourage Russians to vote (MUST SEE!) The Vineyard of the Saker

I laughed my head off when I saw this.  So I emailed Eugenia and begged her to subtitle this in English (press cc to see the English subs).  Not only


For Those Who Dont Believe In Conspiracies Here Are 58 Admitted False Flag Attacks Anti Oligarch

False flag terrorism occurs when elements within a government stage a secret operation whereby government forces pretend to be a targeted enemy while attacking their own forces or people. The attack is then falsely blamed on the enemy in order to justify going to war against that enemy. Yes, its true: There really are conspiracies. []


Alarm Bells Sounded on Wall Streets Derivatives Rigged Game

Steps are a afoot to rekindle the wild west era of derivatives trading on Wall Street.

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens of Wall Street on Parade

On February 14, the week after the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced two separate days of more than 1,000-point losses, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment convened a hearing to discuss various legislative proposals to return to the wild west era of derivatives trading on Wall Street. (Many, including Wall Street On Parade, believe that weve never left that era the risks have simply been hidden behind a dark curtain. See related articles below.)

One lonely voice for sanity on the witness panel, which was stacked with industry trade groups, was Andy Green, Managing Director at the Economic Policy Center for American Progress. Greens written testimony stated that the legislative proposals slice, dice, or otherwise poke holes sometimes large holes in the firewalls placed in the derivatives markets by post 2008 reforms.

Green also reminded the Congressional members present that the unregulated OTC derivatives market was at the heart of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, which cost 8.7 million Americans their jobs, 10 million families their homes, and eliminated 49 percent of the average middle-class familys wealth compared with 2001 levels.

Green provided a litany of the derivative horrors that led to panic and financial contagion during the financial crisis. The collapse of the giant insurer AIG from credit default swap derivatives and its role as counterparty to some of Wall Streets largest banks. (In response to the AIG collapse, the U.S. government bailed out the company to the tune of $185 billion. Half of the bailout money effectively went in the front door of AIG and then out the backdoor to the big Wall Street banks and hedge funds that had used AIG as their counterparty to guarantee their bets on Credit Default Swaps.)

Also noted by Green was Lehman Brothers disorderly failure which was exacerbated due to the companys extensive OTC derivatives portfolio. Green reminded attendees that Lehman had around 930,000 OTC derivatives contracts at the time of its failure

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NYP: Scarborough Teen Hospitalised after Unprovoked Assault North Yorks Enquirer

NYP: Scarborough Teen Hospitalised after Unprovoked Assault

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information after a 17-year-old boy was attacked in Scarborough.

It happened on Stepney Road at approximately 11am on Friday 19th February 2018.

The victim sustained a cut to the back of his neck which needed hospital treatment following the unprovoked attack.

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

The suspect is described as a white male, around 5ft in height and is around 17 to 18 years old. He was wearing a black coat and blue jeans.

Anyone who saw anything or has any other information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Matthew Forsyth, You can also email

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

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12180029281

Contact details:
Matthew Forsyth #1997 | 31997
Incident reference:


A refugee activist shouted during a march against the plans of... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.

A refugee activist shouted during a march against the plans of then Senator of Internal Affairs Frank Henkel, CDU to close a protest camp. The camp in Berlins district Kreuzberg was used by refugee activists to live there and for events about their protest against the inhuman German asylum system. 12/15/2013.
#berlin #refugees #refugeeswelcome #oplatz #noborders #racism #asylumpolicy #refugeecamp #protest #rally #demonstration #blackandwhite #photojournalism #reportage #documentary #journalism #photojournalism


An Open Letter to SBC Leader Councillor Derek BASTIMAN North Yorks Enquirer

An Open Letter to SBC Leader Councillor Derek BASTIMAN [Con.] by TIM HICKS, concerning SBC Policy on NYE contributors arbitrarily designated vexatious.


Dear Councillor Bastiman,

Thank you for your e mail.

Further to our recent correspondence, I can confirm that our correspondence and my response to the Councils position have now been published in the NYE. It can be accessed below:

Other than some editorial changes, my response to the Councils position in the article is as previously disclosed to yourself, Mrs Dixon and Mr Kitson in advance.

I think it is enormously to your credit that you engaged in debate with me. However, I was sorry that we could not come to some consensus, or way forward on this. At the end of our correspondence, you summarised your position thus:

Dear Mr Hicks

Thank you for your email containing your draft article.

I cannot support or agree with the inferences and conclusions that you have drawn from my email correspondence, which I believe to be clear.

Please take this as my final response on the matter.

Kind regards

Cllr Derek Bastiman Leader of the Council Scarborough Borough Council

Town Hall, St Nicholas Street Scarborough, YO11 2HG

The Councils policy on e mails from persons designated as vexatious has been raised and discussed in council.

SBC 06.11.17 email interception revelations in full Council

However, the wider ramifications of this policy as applied to NYE contributors and FOI requests have not. It is not generally known that SBC Officers have followed a related policy of declining to provide information requested in Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests from some NYE contributors on the basis that they have been designated as vexatious. This decision is usually notified anonymously in an unsigned mail. Similarly, SBC Officers have also followed a policy of ignoring correspondence from some NYE contributors on the same basis.

In this context, I would refer to the article in the NYE by former Councillor Mike Ward:

SBC email interceptions. Whats new?

in which he comments about SBC Officers:...


Oh YEAH! Bilfinger fordert u.a. von Roland Koch einen ... Fefes Blog

Oh YEAH! Bilfinger fordert u.a. von Roland Koch einen "niedrigen dreistelligen Millionenbetrag" Schadensersatz. NA ENDLICH tut mal jemand was! Hoffentlich kommen sie damit durch.

Den Managern werde vorgeworfen, das Compliance-Managementsystem nicht ordnungsgem eingefhrt zu haben.


On not trusting Mark Easton Is the BBC biased?

If anyone knows who the blonde lady on the left is (and which party she represents) please let me know. She's a missing link in this post.

Last night's BBC One News at Ten featured a report from Mark Easton. 

I've long been in the habit of treating reports by Mark Easton with suspicion - especially if they've got anything to do with Brexit or UK regionalism (please see here for why I'm suspicious about his reporting on the latter. I class him as an advocate for UK regionalism rather than a neutral reporter on the issue).

This report dealt with both subjects, so I was doubly suspicious. 

In this mood, I thought I'd better transcribe the whole thing and then try to judge whether I'm wrong to keep on distrusting his reporting:

Newsreader: The leaders of nine British cities, among them Glasgow, Cardiff and Bristol, have held talks in Brussels today with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. The city mayors insist they're not interfering with the UK Government's negotiations but they want to make the case for more European money and power to be devolved to the UK's regions and nations after Brexit. Our home editor Mark Easton reports.
Mark Easton: They've not been able to get a meeting about Brexit with the UK Government, but today the leaders of British cities, both those that voted Leave and Remain, travelled to Brussels to talk to the man on the other side of the negotiating table, the European Union's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier.
Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council: Really important to emphasise that we're not here to undermine the Government's negotiation...


Last Train to Glasgae North Yorks Enquirer

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

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



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RBS Forgery Scandal Metastasizes Days before Crucial Earnings Report Rigged Game

The bailed-out megabank hasnt had a year in the black since 2007.

Two weeks ago, UK mega-lender Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was accused by whistle-blowers of systematically training its staff to forge customer signatures, which elicited furious denials from senior management. But as we warned at the time, if irrefutable evidence emerges of forged documents, not only will management have to walk back those denials but the bank, which has already cost taxpayers 90 billion in bailouts, losses, fines, and legal fees, could end up facing yet another round of costly legal action.

That process has already begun. Now the bank was forced to apologize after retired teacher Jean Mackay came forward with paperwork that clearly showed her signature was forged on a bank document.

Some years ago the great-grandmother discovered she was being charged a fee for payment protection insurance (PPI) even though she had declined to sign up for the rip-off product when she applied for a credit card in 2008. When Mrs Mackay later confronted the bank, staff showed her a document purporting to show she had indeed agreed to the fees. But two signatures on that document one agreeing to take out the credit card, the other apparently signing up for PPI are notably different.

The bank refused to admit any wrongdoing although it did agree to refund her fees as well as 12 in interest. For Mrs Mackay, that was not enough. She wanted an apology and admission of guilt from her bank.

Now, years later and with the publics attention fixed squarely on RBSs forgery scandal, shes finally got it

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What just happened in Korea and when will we ever learn?! The Vineyard of the Saker

Okay, a quick summary first: one of the Russian athletes participating in the Winter Olympics has tested positive for Meldonium.  On two different probes.  There is no way to explain


Albanian president Meta blocks talks on sea border with Greece Keep Talking Greece

Albanian President Ilir Meta refused a government request to authorize continued negotiations with Greece over the two countries Ionian Sea border, potentially disrupting a push to normalise relations. President Ilir Meta on Tuesday refused to provide the authorisation for further talks with Greece to resolve the sea border disagreement, demanding further information on what and

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Wenn Eltern ihren Kindern erzhlen, sie knnten alles ... Fefes Blog

Wenn Eltern ihren Kindern erzhlen, sie knnten alles werden, was sie wollen, und die Kinder das glauben, kann es zu Trnen kommen. Oder dazu, dass sich eine Amerikanerin erst ber Venezuela dann ber Ungarn unter Ausnutzung von arkanen Nachrckregeln in die olympischen Spiele schummelt :-)

Was wrdet ihr mit eurer Kohle tun, wenn ihr chinesischer ... Fefes Blog

Was wrdet ihr mit eurer Kohle tun, wenn ihr chinesischer Miltimillardr wret?

Der Alibaba-Grnder hat mal nen Kung-Fu-Film mit sich selbst in der HAuptrolle gedreht, wo er rumrennt und Leute verkloppt. :-)


Erdogan attempts worldwide censorship on social media & blogs Keep Talking Greece

The lawyers of Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan sent a Turkish Court decision to Twitter and demanded that Greek Graphic designer @JoDiGraphics removes a graph of Erodgan he has created and uploaded on Twitter in October 2015! Stop killer Erdogan #Ankara #AnkaraBombing " " Jo Di (@jodigraphics15)

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Grotesque Greece: Homeless distributors of street magazine to be charged with social security contributions Keep Talking Greece

Greek bureaucracy and lenders pressure can and do indeed often create grotesque situations. This happened also distributors of  Shedia an Athens-based weekly magazine sold for the aim to help homeless people and socially isolated members of the Greek society. Ever since its establishment in 2010, the magazine has been sold for 3 euros with half

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The Tories are so short of ideas they're recycling Liam Byrne's 8 year old joke note again! AAV

The Tory party are so short of reasons for anyone to actually support the Tory party that they're sharing ancient anti-Labour propaganda from eight years ago.

The first thing to note is that the notorious "no money" note from Liam Byrne was intended as a friendly joke with the incoming Tory administration along the lines of the "Good luck, old cock.... Sorry to leave it in such a mess." note from the former Tory Chancellor Reginald Maudling to his Labour Successor Jim Callaghan.

Then there's the fact that you'd have to be an absolute simpleton to actually believe that an assertion that there's no money left is a serious one, because the Bank of England can create money out of nothing whenever it likes (quantitative easing), and private banks create money out of nothing whenever they issue a loan, in fact the government only produces 3% of the money in circulation (coins and notes). So how can there be no money if the vast majority of money in the modern economy is simply magicked up out of nothing?

It's clear that "no money left" propaganda trope is the same kind of demeaning economic baby talk that the Tories' endlessly repeated "magic money tree" gibberish.

The fact that the Tories keep persisting with these...


Two more ex ministers file lawsuits against protected witnesses in Novartis bribery case Keep Talking Greece

A former finance and an ex health minister filed lawsuits against the protected witnesses in Novartis bribery case. Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) and Adonis Georgiadis (New Democracy) filed lawsuits against the protected witnesses on Tuesday, two weeks after the scandal broke out and the report by the corruption prosecutor alleged that two fromer prime ministers and

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Israel Is Directly Arming at Least 7 Syrian Rebel Groups Philosophers Stone

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(ANTIWAR.COM)  Israels mounting interest in Syrias War, and in particular in picking fights with the Assad government, Iran, and any other Shiite factions in the country, have included reports by analysts of a growing amount of Israeli arms and ammunition flowing across the border for rebels.

Officially, Israel isnt a big fan on Sunni Islamist organizations. Such groups are the bulk of the rebellion on the Golan frontier, and thats made them groups Israel has a very serious interest in seeing survive and thrive on the border.

Analysts say Israel is directly arming at least seven groups in the area. To be clear, no specific factions are named in any of these reports, but past reports have put Israel on the side of some very unfashionable groups, like al-Qaedas Nusra Front, which have been active in the area for some time.

Israeli officials have been very public in the past saying they prefer ISIS over the Alawite government in Syria. Expressing such a preference and arming terrorists are two different things, and Israels effort to step up arming for Islamist groups risks regional blowback.




The Logic of globalism The Vineyard of the Saker

by Irinia Medvedva, Tatyana Shishova Nash sovremennik 11, 2001 (source: Translation, notes, and afterword by Edvin Buday Note by The Saker: normally such a translation would belong into the


Freidrehender Flugsimulatorhersteller installiert Malware ... Fefes Blog

Freidrehender Flugsimulatorhersteller installiert Malware auf seinen Kundenrechnern. Er wollte einen Raubkopierer berfhren, und sah, dass der seine Cracks bei einem Webforum hochludt, aber hatte keine Login-Daten fr das Forum. Also packte er in seinen Installer eine Malware, die die gespeicherten Passwrter in Chrome dumpen kann, um sich so Zugang zu erschleichen. Und die Firma verteidigt das auch noch. Es betrfe ja nur Piraten. Ja nee, klar.

Update: An der Stelle sei auch an den Sony-BMG-Rootkit-Skandal erinnert.

Sagt mal, habt ihr das auch gehrt? Breitbandausbau ... Fefes Blog

Sagt mal, habt ihr das auch gehrt? Breitbandausbau auf dem Land ist nicht ntig, weil wir ja jetzt LTE haben? Ja?

Lest euch dazu mal diese Stellungnahme von 1&1 durch, ab Seite 7:

5G spielt bei den hier relevanten berlegungen keine wesentliche Rolle, da 5G aufgrund mangelnder tatschlicher technischen Leistungsdaten kein Substitut fr einen hochbandbreitigen Festnetzanschluss darstellt.

Old and busted: Konservative Wissenschaftler werden ... Fefes Blog

Old and busted: Konservative Wissenschaftler werden von SJW-Horden belagert, wenn sie an einer Uni einen Vortrag halten wollen.

New hotness: Progressive Wissenschaftler werden von SJW-Horden belagert, wenn sie an einer Uni einen Vortrag halten wollen!

Und die Symmetrie geht noch weiter. Konservativen wirft man ja gerne Bullshit vor, den sie nie gesagt haben. Du bist ein Antisemit! Ich habe mich aber nie zu Juden oder Israel geuert. Oh, ich meinte du bist ein Rassist! Ich bin Mathematiker und uere mich nicht zu Rassen. Sagte ich Rassist? Du bist ein misogyner Gamergater, der man sein White Privilege checken sollte!1!!

Und in diesem Fall haben sie ihr Dinge vorgeworfen, die sie nie gesagt hat (sie kmpft sogar seit Jahren fr das Gegenteil dessen, was man ihr vorwarf). Stellt sich raus: Die Zitate, die sie da hatten, waren gar nicht von ihr, sondern irgendein Troll-Arsch hat die unter ihrem Namen verbreitet. Vermutlich um mal zu gucken, ob die SJW sich wirklich so billig instrumentalisieren lassen. Ergebnis: Ja, tun sie.

Wieso sollte man auch Dinge prfen, die so prima ins eigene Weltbild passen?

Money Quote:

All in all, I think the engagement at the Wellesley protest went well, even if it was an ironic lesson in the social construction of identity. A number of students came up to me to say they had really had their minds opened by realizing what theyre told about someone might not at all be true. A few told me they were planning to push back against the problem of what amounts to falsehood-based activism.
Keine weiteren Fragen, Euer Ehren.

Es wird euch sicher genau so schockieren wie mich, ... Fefes Blog

Es wird euch sicher genau so schockieren wie mich, zu hren, dass die Frauenquote im Aufsichtsrat keines der Versprechen einlsen kann, die die Politik gemacht haben.

When quotas are put on the table, proponents often produce snapshot studies showing that companies with more women on their boards have better returns and are less likely to be beset by fraud or shareholder battles. But causation is hard to prove. Perhaps better-managed companies have more scope to promote diversity. Equally, when studies are conducted before and after quotas are imposed, the results in terms of companies performance are inconclusive. Some studies find positive effects; others the opposite or no effect at all.
Stimmen Frauen denn freundlicher ab, wenn es z.B. um Entlassungen geht? Nein, auch nicht!
But there was no change in the substance of decisions, such as whether to approve lay-offs. It also found that the process did not change because the new members were women. It was because they were likely to be outsiders.
Aber aber aber mehr Frauen im Aufsichtsrat ist doch bestimmt besser fr die Frauen weiter unten in der Hierarchie?! Wenigstens das, Fefe! Wenigstens das!!
Perhaps the most puzzling shortcoming of the quotas is that they have had no discernible beneficial effect on women at lower levels of the corporate hierarchy.
Na sowas. Wie berraschend. Htte uns doch nur vorher jemand warnen knnen!1!!

Ich persnlich finde es ja herzlich egal, ob da inkompetente Schlipstrger oder inkompetente Pumpstrger die Kohle verbrennen. Aber dieses ganze ideologisch verbrmte Rumgelge geht mir auf den Sack. Seid doch einfach ehrlich, liebe Frauen.

Ihr mchtet gerne das groe Geld kriegen, ohne dafr die groen Nachteile in Kauf nehmen oder die groen Risiken eingehen zu mssen, mit denen das fr Mnner verbunden ist. Finde ich vllig nachvollziehbar. Geht mir genau so. Ich htte auch gerne, dass mir jemand ein Millionengehalt zahlt, dafr dass ich alle paar Monate mal zu einer belanglosen Sitzung fahre und Schnittchen esse, whrend irrefhrende Vortrge gehalten werden, die mich gezielt vom Zustand der Firma isolieren, damit ich keinesfalls informierte Entscheidungen treffen kann. Klar klingt das wie ein Traumjob und ich htte das auch gerne geschenkt.

Aber die Mnner kriegen das (vllig berraschend, ich wei!) gar nicht geschenkt. Die mssen sich 30 Jahre lang im Konkurrenzkampf gegen andere Mnner aufrauchen, die den selben Posten haben wollen. Und wenn sie auf dem Weg einen Fehler machen, sind sie weg vom Fenster. Ein Haufen der Mnner stirbt auf dem Weg an Herzinfarkt oder die Karriere endet mit Burnout oder auf einem Bullshit-Job in einem belanglosen Bullshit-Gremium ohne ordentliche Entlohnung. Und ihre Kinder sehen solche Mnner im Allgemeinen hch...

Die Abwiegelungen aus dem Brexit-Camp wirken immer ... Fefes Blog

Die Abwiegelungen aus dem Brexit-Camp wirken immer verzweifelter:

Britain will not be "plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction" after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary has said.
Najaaaa, also ihr knnt ja jetzt schon nicht die Versorgung sicherstellen!


Tsipras speaks on the phone with Merkel about Turkeys aggression in the Aegean & FYROM name issue Keep Talking Greece

  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They discussed developments relating to the negotiations on the FYROM name issue, the provocative Turkish activity in the Aegean, Turkeys relations with the European Union and its obstruction of exploratory drilling for fossil fuels in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone.

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Mad David? Is the BBC biased?

David Davis is a seasoned politician and I'm sure he's much, much wiser than me when it comes to the art of politics so I probably shouldn't lecture him but I can't help feeling that he's made a big mistake by even raising the possibility that post-Brexit Britain could be a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction. The enemies of Brexit were surely bound to pounce on such language and make hay with it. 

And pounce they most certainly have, and the fun has already begun.
Chris Bryant MP: Somehow the line that Brexit won't plunge us into a Mad Max dystopia isn't very reassuring.  #Imagineiftheyhadjustputthatonthebus. 
Jay Rayner: I don't know about you, but that's me reassured. (Still, I'm stockpiling petrol, chainsaws, and a fine collection of leather chaps; better safe than sorry, eh). 
Lord Falconer: Boris speech suggests building bridge across Channel, Davis speech says post Brexit UK wont be as bad as Mad Max. 27 are currently fixing  negotiating guidelines. What must they think of our govt? 
Alex von Tunzelmann: I for one am certainly not now panicking and working out how to distil drinking water from my own bodily fluids. 
The Guardian immediately made David Davis: Brexit will not plunge Britain into 'Mad Max dystopia' their main headline last night, and they were closely followed by the BBC doing the same thing, with the headline Post-Brexit UK won't be 'Mad Max-style world' and a photo of a worried-looking David Davis alongside it:



Mad World Is the BBC biased?

I agree with Julia:

More's to the point, why is this on the BBC News Home page? Is it 'news'? And should the BBC be encouraging such lunacy by making such a big deal of it?


7 puppies brutally shot, left dying at the side of land road in Mesolonghi Keep Talking Greece

Every time we see an incident of animal abuse, we think weve seen it all. But, No. There is always worse, as creatures who call themselves humans will always seek the next innocent victims to satisfy their greedy and sick inner world. WARNING: Graphic pictures! One or more monsters of humans have shot and killed seven

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Tuesday, 20 February


Link UK Against Fluoridation

Whats In Your Water? Water Fluoridation Info with Dr. Paul Connett Oshawa, On, Canada


NZ - Letter UK Against Fluoridation

Fluoride again

Fluoride (Chronicle; February 15) raises its controversial head again.
Dentists have always been in favour of fluoride, and there has for decades been a strong backlash against it.

I became aware of strong feelings of local people against fluoride about 40 years ago, when a (then) Wanganui City Council voted to fluoridate our water. That innocent, well-intended decision raised such a stink in Wanganui the council was forced into a public referendum. The democratic vote of citizens rejected fluoridation.

There are those on both sides of the debate who gather "cohort" evidence to support their case (cohort research is recognised as scientifically valid and is used when "case/control" research is inappropriate).

Therefore, I must leave the chemical dangers/safeties of fluoride to those who, presumably, know what they are talking about, although it is scary to realise highly intelligent people on both sides can come to such diametrically opposed views.

My primary concern is: Where has democracy gone? A few years ago some towns in New Zealand had to fight their councils, just as we did long ago, to prevent their water supply from being fluoridated by local-body political decree.

Central government politicians subsequently decreed that fluoride is not a medication, hence no need to ask citizens whether they wanted to be forced to drink it. Such weaselly political underhandedness was compounded by making District Health Boards the sole arbiter of whether a town was to get fluoridation. It could only be politicians who put health boards in charge of alleged non-medications. One wonders why. Stupid!

I have no problem with fluoridation, but I do have a big problem with enforced "doping" of drinking water, when history clearly demonstrates majority votes do reject it.



17 Turkish citizens, among them 6 children, flee Erdogan regime, seeking asylum in Greece Keep Talking Greece

Turkish civil servants and judges have sought refuge in Greece together with their wives and children. A total of 17 Turkish citizens, seven men, four women and six children, illegally entered Greece on Monday afternoon. They sailed from the Turkish coast to the island of Oinousses, north-east of the island of Chios and they seek

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And for that minute a blackbird sang... Is the BBC biased?

typical blackbird song phrase

This morning's Tweet of the Day on Radio 4 looked at my favourite bird - the blackbird. I agree with every word of what Professor David Rothenberg said and, being the dutiful blogger that I am, I thought I'd post a transcription of it for your delight:
The blackbird is incredibly musical and beautiful, and the best book is in Danish by Torben Dabelsteen, although most of his articles are also published in English, about the way they use sound back and forth. I believe every year they start relearning their song in that they kind-of build it up again, so towards the end of the season they're better. And yet it's so melodic, it's so much using the intervals that humans recognise as musical. And they're so different from each. Each blackbird sounds different from&nb...


Eurogroup returns to blackmail policy, freezes 5.7bn disbursement for Greece Keep Talking Greece

The Eurogroup most obviously returned to blackmail policy after it officially admitted Greece has met 108 out of 110 prior actions. It froze the disbursement of 5.7 billion euros at the meeting on Monday. Furthermore, the finance ministers of the eurozone got to know the hidden personality side of Euclid Tsakalotos. A finance minister boiling

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Secret deal about possibly temporary relocation ADM for 2 years (WTF?!) ADM

This is how the story has been unfolding:


February 8th 2018:

Right-winged newspaper De Telegraaf published an article with the title "370,000 euros for squatters"


Further Reading Is the BBC biased?

If you feel that our esteemed 'Brexit Bulldog' David Davis has been rather letting people with the name 'David' down today with all his Mad Max talk, then please have a read of another David - namely David Keighley at The Conservative Woman:

David's piece looks at how "the Jo Cox label" became "a BBC dog-whistle fulcrum to bring on a raft of people including especially Brendan Cox himself who wanted to attack those who were perceived to be against her saint-like espousal of causes such as open immigration, Remain (in the EU), and cultural diversity". 


Ancient Tree Research Project | Giant Cedars of Lebanon Part 1 and 2 Philosophers Stone

Shout out to the video There are No Forests on Flat Earth. Are mountains actually giant tree stumps from ancient trees? Where did all the real trees go? Who cut them down? We go over all that and much more in this video. This part includes the two Freemasonic books that Shadie encountered in Lebanon.



A rethink about Labour Freedom News

For most of the last 40 years it has been quite simple making anarchist arguments against the political system. There has barely been a cigarette papers difference between the main parties as both rushed to embrace the neo-liberal consensus that sees the role of the State as guaranteeing good conditions for business. And always taking


USA - 12 Brands Of Bottled Water Full Of TOXIC Fluoride UK Against Fluoridation

Just how badly is fluoride really affecting our health? Is it really as bad as everyone thinks? Recent studies have shown that fluoride is terrible for our health, high levels of fluo...


Athens Blue Bus workers on 6h work stoppage due to union general assembly Keep Talking Greece

For six hours workers at Blue buses in Athens will refrain from work. They launch a work stoppage in order to join the general assembly of their union. The work stoppage is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. until 05:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th 2018 Buses will withdraw already an hour earlier , at 10 am,

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Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/02/20 Open Thread The Vineyard of the Saker

2018/02/20 06:30:01Welcome 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


Watertight oversight - 'Cob' and the BBC Is the BBC biased?

Please bear with me on this one (as I weave my way through my thoughts on this), and please also try to remember that not all tl;dr posts are really 'tl', and that (maybe) they should be 'r' after all...

Stephen Glover of the Daily Mail has excoriated the BBC for "ignoring" the allegations about Jeremy Corbyn being "a Czech asset" - and agent codenamed 'Cob', approved by the Soviet Union in the dying years of the Cold War: 
Far more worrying is the way the all-powerful BBC has hitherto avoided Sarkocys allegations, which have been met with vehement denials by the Labour Party. If you relied on our public service broadcaster for your news, as about half the nation does, you wouldnt know anything about Cob. 
I watch and listen to the news on BBC television and radio almost obsessively, and I have picked up only two fleeting references [on a Today newspaper review and The Andrew Marr show yesterday - the bit where Andrew called the story 'rather thin] to the extremely grave charges against Mr Corbyn. All I can find on Aunties voluminous website is a tiny mention of a newspaper report....
There may have been other passing references, but it can be fairly stated that the BBC has done its utmost not to give this story wider circulation even though it contains the mind-boggling suggestion, of course unproven, that as a young MP Jeremy Corbyn betrayed his country.
Oh Stephen! Much as I like and a...


Is Fake News Real? Rigged Game

Was the effort to focus Americas attention on the idea of fake news itself a propaganda effort? Thats the question award winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson asks in the following TEDx talk. As she says, if you connect the dots and follow the money, you can learn whos really behind the anti-fake news movement and why.



Es ist mal wieder Zeit fr ein bisschen Medienkompetenztraining. ... Fefes Blog

Es ist mal wieder Zeit fr ein bisschen Medienkompetenztraining. So hier sieht das aus, wenn eine Pseudo-Demokratie eine Abstimmung flschen will. Man legt einfach dem Stimmzettel fr das gewnschte Votum drei Seiten Begrndungstext bei und erzeugt durch viele Unterschriften Fake-Gruppendruck. Wow, das ist selbst fr Verrterpartei-Verhltnisse abstoend.

Gute Nachrichten aus Schweden: Sechs Jahre Knast fr ... Fefes Blog

Gute Nachrichten aus Schweden: Sechs Jahre Knast fr fiese Raubkopierer, und Domains knnen gepfndet werden. Ist jedenfalls gerade der Plan.

Zum Vergleich: Das ist das gleiche Strafma wie wenn man jemanden unter Alkoholeinfluss totfhrt.

Kennt ihr den schon? Assad will den Kurden helfen, ... Fefes Blog

Kennt ihr den schon? Assad will den Kurden helfen, sich gegen die Angriffe der Trkei zu wehren.

Ja, richtig. Assad. Hilft den Kurden.

Wir leben in interessanten Zeiten.


The Founding Fathers and Other Tales The Vineyard of the Saker

by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker blog The skeptics among my twenty-five readers may suspect from the title, that I am jumping on the bandwagon of our discontent, to direct


Just a reminder... Is the BBC biased?

Just a reminder: the BBC's World Affairs Editor is as impartial as impartial can be...


Hair-raising matters (again) Is the BBC biased?

Contrasting hairstyles

Whilst catching up with Mark Mardell's Twitter fan mail from the Corbynista Left and anti-Brexit hardliners, I spotted another fan (albeit a more qualified one) - this time an anti-Israeli obsessive called Richard Sunningdale

Richard was tweeting, via Mark Mardell, to the BBC's James Reynolds about a news bulletin report broadcast on the 13th February edition of The World at One

Richard began his tweet by saying:
@jreybbc Good report.
But anti-Israel Richard (as ever) wanted more: 
 - but you did not mention that Israeli troops had shot #AhedTamimi s brother in the head beforehand. Which rather contextualises Israel's acusation (sic) that Ahed was inciting violence. 
Richard, as is the way of people who live their lives on Twitter, was factually wrong about it being Ahed Tamimi's "brother" who was shot in the head beforehand. It was Ahed's cousin.

Now, what was it about James Reynolds's brief report that so appealed to anti-Israel Richard (despite it not going far enough in its anti-Israel bias for him)?

Well, this is James Reynold's brief report in full:
Ahed Tamimi arrived in court with her hands...


Syrians, among them many refugees, protested in Berlin against... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.

Syrians, among them many refugees, protested in Berlin against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and iran. They condemned the sieges of opposition held areas by forces of the regime and called the usage of hunger against civilians a war crime.

The participants knocked with forks and spoons on dishes to symbolize the hunger of the Syrian people. 02/18/2018.
#berlin #syria #freesyria #russia #iran #break_the_sieges #warcrime #hunger #protest #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #journalism


Then They Came for Tony Greenstein Writings - Gilad Atzmon

Then they came for Tony Greenstein ...

Then they came for Tony Greenstein ...

by Gilad Atzmon


Following the outrageous expulsion of AZZ extraordinaire Tony Greenstein from the Labour Party, the equally vindictive Labour Against The Witchhunt (LAW) published this embarrassing tweet:

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According to LAWs logic, Greenstein should have been vindicated due to the fact that he is:

1.       a Jew

2.       a Rabbis son

3.       an offshoot of holocaust survivors

The above tweet is no doubt a glimpse into the morbid universe of Jewish privilege. If Greensteins line of defence is built upon him being Jewish, a Rabbis son and blood relation to Holocaust survivors where does it leave the rest of the British working class. How many John Smiths can hide behind the blood of their Jewish mother, their rabbi papa or their holocaust  credentials?

As if the situation isnt funny enough, the banal minds at LAW  decided to quote Martin Niemollers First they came for....  

Considering Greenstein being a dedicated witchunter approved by the ultra Zionist BOD and Jonathan Freedland, Guardian o...


Chinas New Silk Roads reach Latin America The Vineyard of the Saker

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