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Wednesday, 23 May

02:00

Der grte Troll, den England je gesehen hat, hat ... Fefes Blog

Der grte Troll, den England je gesehen hat, hat vor 90 Jahren anonym 500.000 Pfund auf ein Bankkonto eingezahlt, und bestimmt, dass es an die Regierung geht, wenn sie damit ihre Staatsschulden abzahlt. Aber nur, wenn sie damit alle Schulden komplett abzahlen kann. Die Kohle liegt da jetzt seit 90 Jahren, ist inzwischen 400 Millionen wert, aber natrlich sind die Staatsschulden noch viel krasser gewachsen und es wird wohl nie einen Zeitpunkt geben, bei dem die Regierung an die Kohle rankommt. Daher versuchen sie es jetzt gerichtlich. m(

OK, das reicht jetzt mit den School Shootings. Da muss ... Fefes Blog

OK, das reicht jetzt mit den School Shootings. Da muss endlich mal was gemacht werden. Oh ich habs, CCTV mit Gesichtserkennung in der Schule! Das System kommt von einer Firma aus dem Gefngnis-Industrie-Komplex der USA. Wieso wrden sie sowas kaufen? Na ganz einfach:

The Lockport district says that the system will make students safer by alerting officials if someone on a sex-offender registry or terrorist watchlist enters the property.
Klingt gut, bis man merkt, dass:
None of America's school shootings or high-profile serial sex abuse scandals were carried out by wanted terrorists or people on the sex-offender registry.
Hups. Nun, h, was soll ich sagen. Ist ja nicht mein Geld. Sind Steuergelder.

Man kann gerade prima beobachten, wie die Unternehmen ... Fefes Blog

Man kann gerade prima beobachten, wie die Unternehmen alle mitkriegen, dass Opt-Out jetzt out ist mit der DSGVO, und der Reihe nach auf Opt-In umstellen. Alle, bis auf Telefonica. Ich bin mal gespannt, wieviel 4% des Konzernjahresumsatzes bei Telefonica sind. Denn einen klareren Fall fr einen mutwilligen Versto gegen dis DSGVO kann ich persnlich mir gar nicht vorstellen.

Ausrede des Tages:Indian govt employee declares himself ... Fefes Blog

Ausrede des Tages:

Indian govt employee declares himself reincarnation of Vishnu, skips work to go to '5th dimension'
Den muss ich auch mal probieren!

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Tuesday, 22 May

22:56

Australia - Two towns are 48kms apart. One has twice as much tooth decay UK Against Fluoridation

For 40 years, dental therapist Jennifer James has had the "unique experience" of treating children in Bathurst, which has fluoride in its water, and 48 kilometres away in Oberon, which doesn't.
The difference out here working is that you see twice as much tooth decay in children, twice as many fillings, twice as many extractions. That is a comparison we can make weekly in Bathurst and Oberon," said Ms James, who works for NSW Health.
"What people don't see is parents crying because they don't understand why their children need teeth taken out."......................

Is it really as simple and obvious as she believes? 
...

21:33

Wenn sich dein Selbstwertgefhl dadurch bestimmt, ... Fefes Blog

Wenn sich dein Selbstwertgefhl dadurch bestimmt, wie sehr und auf wie viele Arten du Opfer bist, und niemand will dich diskriminieren, dann muss man sich halt selbst cyber-bullyen (sp?). Das scheint jetzt ein Trend zu werden.

Ich glaube ja langsam, dass das nicht bses Patriarchat und Unterdrckung war, wenn die Gesellschaft frher Leute dafr gefeiert hat, wenn sie Hindernisse und Widrigkeiten berwunden haben und was aus sich gemacht haben. Vielleicht haben die das mit dem Opfer-Gehabe vorher probiert und es war eine Katatstrophe und dann haben sie halt lieber das nchst-beste getan und das Erreichen von Zielen gefeiert. Weil das gesellschaftlich bessere Ergebnisse liefert. Oder so.

Oder kommt das Opfertum-Olympia heutzutage vielleicht daher, dass die Kids heute ohne Perspektive auf einen sicheren Job aufwachsen? Was meint ihr?

Aus dem Artikel:

I started because I saw other people on Tumblr getting these anon hate messages, explains Julian, who is now a 22-year-old university student in London. They were quite popular so their followers would really support them through it and send them nice messages. I didnt have many followers at the time so I thought sending myself a hate message might be a good way to get attention.
Fuck yeah! Die Erkenntnis, dass die meisten Leute um einen herum auf die eine oder andere Art kaputt sind oder irgendwelche furchtbaren Probleme haben, hat frher dazu gefhrt, dass man sich vornahm, selbst sein Leben besser zu fhren. Heute fhrt es dazu, dass man einer von denen sein will.

Kurze Durchsage aus dem Iran:Who are you and America ... Fefes Blog

Kurze Durchsage aus dem Iran:

Who are you and America to tell us to limit the range of ballistic missiles? Kowsari said, according to ILNA. History has shown that with the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, America is the top criminal with regard to missiles, he added.
Oh wow, dass das nochmal jemand ansprechen wrde, hatte ich schon gar nicht mehr zu hoffen gewagt. Wobei das ja keine Raketen waren sondern Bomben, die aus einem Flugzeug abgeworfen wurden.

Die Leute, die fr Trump die Tweets tippen, haben ... Fefes Blog

Die Leute, die fr Trump die Tweets tippen, haben daraus ein Trinkspiel gemacht. Sie bauen absichtlich kaputte Grammatik und Interpunktion und Alzheimer-Stil ein, weil sie glauben, dass die Basis dann ein Verbundenheitsgefhl entwickelt.

Entweder, das ist Terrorkriegweltuntergangspanik oder ... Fefes Blog

Entweder, das ist Terrorkriegweltuntergangspanik oder die Schweden wissen was, das wir nicht wissen. *grusel*

Ihr werdet nicht glauben, was es von BER fr Neuigkeiten ... Fefes Blog

Ihr werdet nicht glauben, was es von BER fr Neuigkeiten gibt!

dass sich die Verkabelung am BER elf Monate hinter Zeitplan befinde. Es bestnden 1.415 Mngel, davon 863 "wesentliche Mngel". Weitere Verzgerungen htten eine "Eintrittswahrscheinlichkeit von > 50 %".
Tja, es kann sein, dass sich der Termin 2020 gar nicht halten lassen wird!

Leserbrief:Yahoo wurde ja von der Oath Group bernommen. ... Fefes Blog

Leserbrief:

Yahoo wurde ja von der Oath Group bernommen. Wenn man sich jetzt einloggt, soll man als erstes die neuen Datensammel-Einstellungen abnicken.

Anstelle aber einfach mit "OK" alles abzunicken (und damit alles zu erlauben), kann man auch individuelle Einstellungen vornehmen:

Alle Ad-Partner sind per Default aktiviert (Datensammeln erlaubt). Man mu die Ad-Partner, von denen man NICHT getrackt und berwacht werden will, einzeln weg-klicken. Es sind 318 Ad-Partner. Die haben fr jeden Partner einen einzelnen Button gemacht, in der Hoffnung, da kein User sich die Arbeit machen wird, die alle einzeln zu deaktivieren. Es sind tatschlich 318 winzige Buttons, bei denen man auf "Deaktivieren" klicken mu. Nein, wirklich!

Das dauert eine gefhlte halbe Stunde.. Krasser geht Opt-out nicht mehr!

Screenshot attached

HARR HARR HARR

"Hat Heckler & Koch Politiker bestochen?"Aber NICHT ... Fefes Blog

"Hat Heckler & Koch Politiker bestochen?"

Aber NICHT DOCH! Nicht doch so ein ehrenwertes Traditionsunternehmen!1!!

Old and busted: NSA "CryptoKids"-Kampagne wendet sich ... Fefes Blog

Old and busted: NSA "CryptoKids"-Kampagne wendet sich an Kinder.

New hotness: Air Force "CYBERPATRIOT"-Kampagne wendet sich an Kinder.

Da kann die Navy ja nicht lange auf sich warten lassen. Oder haben die auch schon was?

21:28

Join me for in discussion about my new film Undercurrents reports

I will presenting my new movie Power Trip:Fracking in the UK in a proper cinema so do join me and Ruth Hayhurst from Drill or Drop for discussions afterwards.

On Weds May 23rd I will be in Lewes, Sussex 

 Get tickets here



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18:50

Infrastrukturapokalypse: Ich kriege gerade aus mehreren ... Fefes Blog

Infrastrukturapokalypse: Ich kriege gerade aus mehreren Richtungen Beschwerden rein, dass das Blog aus dem Telefonica-Festnetz nicht erreichbar ist. Mobil geht wohl. Tut mir leid, liegt aber nicht an meiner Seite.

Update: Der Hoster sagt, das Problem ist bekannt und auch an die entsprechenden Stellen eskaliert, aber man warte noch auf die Entstrung.

Trump lsst niemanden sein Smartphone absichern. Das ... Fefes Blog

Trump lsst niemanden sein Smartphone absichern. Das nervt doch blo rum, auerdem sind die ja eh alle vom Deep State und wollen ihm Bses!1!!

Oh und: Trump benutzt natrlich Apple-Gerte. Wie alle Leute, die sich fr schlau und progressiv halten, aber keines davon sind.

18:13

USA - East Dunkard Water Authority UK Against Fluoridation

Welcome to East Dunkard Water Authority

As a new customer, you may have several questions about our rules of operation. So, we have prepared this website to explain a few of the major points to you, our customer.

On this site you will be able to find informatiion on our rates and services, our service area plus any emergency service warnings that may occur.

Once again we welcome you to East Dunkard Water Authority, and if there is anyway we can assist you or make your water service better, feel free to stop in and see us.
East Dunkard Water Authority has not had water quality violations from PA-D.E.P. during the 2016 year.

18:00

Racism in North Yorkshire Police North Yorks Enquirer

Racism in North Yorkshire Police

by TIM HICKS

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Introduction

I read with great sadness the statement below which was issued on the North Yorkshire Police (NYP) website concerning the outcome of an Employment Tribunal.

Predictably there is no mention of this on the PCCs website, thereby keeping this out of the public eye. I asked NYP and the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Yorkshire for a copy of the judgment, but my request was ignored. Obviously NYP and the PCC have decided that the public should not have access via the media to a judgment that criticises NYP.

Sergeant Zaheer Ahmed (Retired)

Victim of years of racial discrimination, now vindicated by an industrial tribunal.

However, PCC Julia Mulligan did issue this press statement to the media:

Julia Mulligan, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:

This is an important judgement for North Yorkshire Police, from which they need to learn. Racial discrimination is not acceptable in any form, and I will treat this matter with the utmost seriousness. I will review the employment tribunals judgement in detail, and any necessary action will be taken swiftly to make sure North Yorkshire Police is a fair and welcoming place for all. I will also speak to the Temporary Chief Constable about the approach taken to internal promotions in the round, as clearly improvements need to be made.

I did ask PCC Mulligan for an explanation as to why her concerns following this damning judgment had only been made available to the media, but had not been made available directly to the public through her website, but no response was forthcoming.

The facts of the case compared to the NYP statement

The full details of Sergea...

17:35

UK - Letters: Misguided bureaucrats want to contaminate our water with toxic fluoride UK Against Fluoridation

Letters to the Editor

HEAR ALL SIDES: Letters to the Editor. Picture: Pixabay.comTHE fluoride used in water fluoridation is usually hydrofluorosilicic acid, a toxic waste from the aluminium industries.

This is up to 25 times more toxic than natural fluoride that occurs in some rivers.

Countries such as India and Italy have taken even natural fluoride out of their drinking water for years to prevent the harm that scientific evidence shows it does to health.

Holland tried fluoridation, but Dutch doctors, alarmed by increasing symptoms, campaigned successfully to get fluoridation banned by parliament in Holland in the 1970s.

Yet, in our crazy country, misguided bureaucrats still want to contaminate our drinking water with toxic fluoride in the vain hope it might stop decay in childrens teeth, without poisoning other parts of the body.

Hydrofluorosilicic acid fluoride has an official toxicity rating between lead and arsenic.

Alan Hall, Darlington

17:31

Two Major Legal Victories in Federal Court Case to End Water Fluoridation UK Against Fluoridation

Story at-a-glance

  • Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is among a coalition of environmental, medical and health groups suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban artificial water fluoridation
  • FAN has recently won two major legal victories, defeating efforts by the EPA to dismiss the case and limit the evidence that can be considered
  • Legal experts say the lawsuit will be precedent setting and increase other challenges to EPA chemical rules by environmental watchdog groups

chemical rules by environmental watchdog groups
By Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director, Fluoride Action Network

In November 2016, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) together with a coalition of organizations and private citizens, including Food & Water Watch, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, and Moms Against Fluoridation, presented a petition1 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on the agency to exercise its authority to prohibit the addition of fluoridation chemicals to the publics drinking water supplies under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

FANs petition was made on the grounds that a large body of animal, cellular and human research shows that fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities, and included over 2,500 pages of scientific documentation detailing these health risks.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) allows individuals to petition the EPA to regulate and prohibit the particular use of a chemical if the petitioner can show that it presents an unreasonable risk to the general public or susceptible subpopulations. TSCA specifically gives the EPA the authority to prohibit dr...

17:00

Its spelt Sisterhood, not Cis-terhood statement Freedom News

This statement was penned by a group of women who are angry with the recent rise of anti-trans feminism. If you want to sign it, please send an email to sisternotcister(at)protonmail.com, or contact them here. The signatories of this letter strongly condemn the actions and doctrines of the Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs)*. This strain

16:34

That Iconic Photo of the Falling Man was a fake Philosophers Stone

Hanged Man Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Hanged Man shows a man suspended, upside-down, from the living World Tree, rooted in the underworld and supporting the heavens. Given the serene expression on his face, it is believed he is hanging on the tree of his own will. His right foot is bound to the tree but his left foot remains free, bent at the knee and tucked in behind his right leg. His arms are bent, with hands held behind his back, forming an inverted triangle. The man is wearing red pants representing human passion and the physical body, a blue coat for knowledge, and yellow shoes representing his high ideals. Around the Hanged Mans head is a bright yellow halo showing spiritual attainment, with the grey background suggesting invisibility (a good reminder to not flaunt your spirituality). This is the card of ultimate surrender, of being suspended in time and of martyrdom and sacrifice to the greater good. This is the archetype to meditate on to help break old patterns of behaviour and bad habits that restrict you.

The Hanged Mans number is 12 a higher octave of the number 3, representing careful planning and orderly growth l...

12:37

May 21, 2018 Syrian Army Liberates Southern Damascus As ISIS Withdraws The Vineyard of the Saker

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-21-2018-syrian-army-liberates-southern-damascus-as-isis-withdraws/ The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies are about to re-establish full control of the southern Damascus countryside. The SAA has already liberated the entire district of al-Hajar

08:27

SITREP Germany: They Just Dont Buy Into the Propaganda The Vineyard of the Saker

by Sergio Weigel for The Saker Blog Despite poison gas, barrel bombs and annexation a large part of propaganda is going nowhere in Germany. Recent surveys show a pronounced media

08:22

Europe is the big prize. The Vineyard of the Saker

by R.Lesnoix for The Saker blog Over the last few weeks, a curious change has taken place in both mainstream media and among alternative news and opinion sites. Earlier on,

06:43

Hundreds joined the 11th annual march for remembrance of... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



Hundreds joined the 11th annual march for remembrance of the African victims of enslavement, trade with enslaved people, colonial occupation and racist violence. The march took place for the eleventh time.

The date was determined after the last day of the Congo conference in Berlin from November, 15th 1884 to February, 26th 1885.

The activists called to rename streets with racist names (as the Mohrenstrasse) They also urged to return holy objects and mortal remains from German museums to their African owners. 02/25/2017.
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#berlin #africa #colonialism #slavery #racism #blacklifesmatter #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #photooftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss #fromthearchives

05:57

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport#couple #hug #streetphotography... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



#berlin #txl #tegel #airport#couple #hug #streetphotography #dailylife #blackandwhite #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #picoftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss

04:45

Op-ed: Hailing the mob attack on Boutaris is equally despicable and outrageous as the attack itself Keep Talking Greece

The attack on Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris has shocked the democratic world in Greece and abroad. Equally shocking has been the hate speech and incitement to violence by an -unfortunately- large portion of Greeks on social media. And not only. Several diaspora Greeks, poured their poison against Boutaris on social media, specifically on KTG

The post Op-ed: Hailing the mob attack on Boutaris is equally despicable and outrageous as the attack itself appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

04:23

Glyphosate Hurts Gut Microbiome, Genes and Sexual Development at Safe Dose Philosophers Stone

Heather Callaghan, Contributor
Waking Times

Glyphosate-based herbicides like Monsantos Roundup are used the world over. In fact, Roundup is still the most popular and widely used weedkiller in the entire world. Pesticide propagandists are fond of leaning on the idea of safe dose, but can there really be a safe dose for a substance that causes breast cancer at parts per trillion?

A new study shows some startling, adverse health affects in mice given glyphosate in doses at levels considered safe by regulatory agencies. This news i...

03:30

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/05/21 Open Thread The Vineyard of the Saker

2018/05/21 17:30:01Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

02:08

Twin Towers The Falling Man Tarot The Hanged Man Was it real or was it a Symbolic Message Philosophers Stone

Hanged Man Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Hanged Man shows a man suspended, upside-down, from the living World Tree, rooted in the underworld and supporting the heavens. Given the serene expression on his face, it is believed he is hanging on the tree of his own will. His right foot is bound to the tree but his left foot remains free, bent at the knee and tucked in behind his right leg. His arms are bent, with hands held behind his back, forming an inverted triangle. The man is wearing red pants representing human passion and the physical body, a blue coat for knowledge, and yellow shoes representing his high ideals. Around the Hanged Mans head is a bright yellow halo showing spiritual attainment, with the grey background suggesting invisibility (a good reminder to not flaunt your spirituality). This is the card of ultimate surrender, of being suspended in time and of martyrdom and sacrifice to the greater good. This is the archetype to meditate on to help break old patterns of behaviour and bad habits that restrict you.

The Hanged Mans number is 12 a higher octave of the number 3, representing careful planning and orderly growth leading to spiritual development. 1 (beginning) + 2 (the reasoning force) = 3 (the product of rebirth). The ruling planet is Neptune, the planet of self-sacrifice and idealism.

The Falling Man

The Falling Man is a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41:15 a.m. during the September 11 attacks in New York City. The subject of the image, whose identity remains uncertain, was one of the people trapped on the upper floors of the skyscraper who either fell searching for safety or jumped to escape the fire and smoke. At least 200 people are believed to have fallen or jumped to their deaths that day while other estimates say the number is half of that or fewer. Officials could not r...

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23:10

Turkeys Chief of General Staff threatens Greece over the Aegean Keep Talking Greece

Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar has threatened Greece not to make miscalculations  in the Aegean and warned that Turkey can simultaneously conduct operations in the South [Syria] and the West [Greece] of the country. We can conduct operations in Afrin [in northwest Syria]. We can conduct operations in [Turkeys] east and southeast. If necessary,

The post Turkeys Chief of General Staff threatens Greece over the Aegean appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

22:11

Snake found next to trolleys in Thessaloniki supermarket Keep Talking Greece

A snake was found next to the trolleys of a supermarket in Thessaloniki on Monday, causing panic among the customers. A volunteer from the Action for Wildlife was called to save the day and collect the approximately 1,5-metre snake. According to Stavros Kalpakis from Action for Wildlife, the reptile was a harmless Dolichophis, which was

The post Snake found next to trolleys in Thessaloniki supermarket appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

21:43

Video footage proves the attack against Boutaris was organized Keep Talking Greece

A video isolated from the plethora of footage posted on internet in the last two days, proves that the attack at the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, was well organized and had little to do with a spontaneous action by indignant citizens angry about Boutaris statements, the economic situation in Greece and all other alleged

The post Video footage proves the attack against Boutaris was organized appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

20:34

Geschichten aus der neuen Welt:Northern Lebanon School ... Fefes Blog

Geschichten aus der neuen Welt:

Northern Lebanon School District students are required to smile while walking the hallways between classes, while bullying incidents are being ignored by administrators, according to some parents and teachers.

Students who dont have a smile on their face while in the hallways between classes are told to either smile or go see a guidance counselor to discuss their problems.

19:40

Greeces Master Plan for Growth in the post-MoU era focuses on banks Keep Talking Greece

The Greek governments master plan to restore growth, after it emerges from eight years under harsh bailout conditions this August, revolves around a key factor that could jump start its economy: its banks. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will present to his cabinet on Monday at 1 p.m. in Athens the 110-page plan, which sets as

The post Greeces Master Plan for Growth in the post-MoU era focuses on banks appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

19:14

ERYCs Atrocious Complaints Record Exposed North Yorks Enquirer

ERYCs Atrocious Complaints Record Exposed

  • an In My View article by NIGEL WARD, examining the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsmans 2016/17 Annual Review of East Riding of Yorkshire Councils handling of Formal Corporate Complaints.

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Regular readers will be aware that I have been drawing the attention of the public to the total inadequacy of our various public authorities Complaints Procedures for a number of years now.

Many of my articles have concerned themselves with the ludicrous Complaints Procedure at Scarborough Borough Council. I have also criticised the Complaints Procedure of the North Yorkshire Police and even the North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Mrs Julia MULLIGAN, has publicly agreed with me, describing it as Not Fit for Purpose.  My exchange with her on that subject is recounted here.

Many of my article have dealt with the Complaints procedure in respect of breaches, by Councillors, of the Councillors Code of Conduct, as fudged by the Localism Act 2011. Today, I turn my attention to the handling of Formal Corporate Complaints against Council Officers this time at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, as chronicled in a hitherto unpublished (as far as I can ascertain) letter to ERYC Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service, Mrs Caroline LACEY, announcing the ERYC 2016/17 Annual Review of the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (the LGO), dated 20th July 2017. The Ombudsman examines Complaints Decisions made by the Council.

The Ombudsman summarises the 2016/17 Annual Review, which covers the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, in the following table:

The table tells us that Decisions were made in 89 of the 95 Complaints. 3 were adjudged Incomplete or Invalid; 3 remain undisclosed.

Of those 89 Complaints, only 10 were Upheld, 8 of which were remedied not by the fair judgement of the Council (who remedied only 1 Complaint freel...

19:00

Too soon, victory for the ZAD led to despair Freedom News

In the 1970s the French government announced its next major airport expansion in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Nantes. The 200-hectare site, projected to become the third largest airport in the country, represented a massive threat to the environment and drew significant opposition from locals and green campaigners. Defeated at the time, the project was resurrected in 2003 by

17:35

Canada - Fluoride question to be left off ballot UK Against Fluoridation

A request to have a question regarding fluoride in Owen Sound's drinking water on the municipal election ballot has been denied.
The city announced Friday that a petition requesting that the ballot for the 2018 municipal election include a question about the removal of fluoride from the city's drinking water did not meet a requirement that it contain 10 per cent of electors in the city.
Sandra Barker, a member of the group that had gathered the signatures and submitted the petition, said she was disappointed with the city's finding and was left confused as to how they didn't get the required signatures. We did everything we possibly could to make sure, Barker said. The proportions don't make any sense.
In the news release issued on Friday it stated that a petition had been submitted to clerk Briana Bloomfield prior to the May 1 deadline. In accordance with the Fluoridation Act, the petition must be signed by at least 10 per cent of electors in the municipality and certified as sufficient by the clerk.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation provided Bloomfield with current elector information for Owen Sound, in order to certify each name. With the current number of electors in Owen Sound pegged at 15,884, the petition would require the signatures of 1,589.
Barker said she had been told by city officials that more than 900 signatures from their petition had to be removed for various reasons.
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17:30

Dr Mercola UK Against Fluoridation

Fluoride, a pernicious pervasive toxin. Youre likely drinking it, bathing in it. You need to get serious about removing it from your life. Fluoride has been classified as a chemical having substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity. There is no doubt that fluoride should NOT be ingested.
So just what incentives do the American Dental Association and other industries have for continuing to promote it?
These people are hopeless, they are just hopeless. Like the health establishment in general and the public health community, and professional bodies, theyre absolutely trapped by the fluoridation paradigm that fluoridation is safe and effective, and all they do in terms of research is just state this again and again.Its a complete mindset now, its become a religion and you can see it in their reflex reaction
Over 50 human population studies have linked elevated fluoride levels with neurological effects, particularly lowered IQ. More than 200 animal studies also show that fluoride has adverse and detrimental effects of learning and memory.
If any study comes out that finds harm, its a bad study. If any scientist comes out and says fluoridation is a bad idea Oh you must be a junk scientist. Theyre working backwards from some perceived need of keeping fluoridating going regardless of the evidence.
Sadly, the current White House administration has vigorously opposed federal regulatory actions against water fluoridation and has already reversed many of the environmental safety precautions previously established.
97% of Europe does not fluoridate its water and yet, the tooth decay in12 year olds, according to the World Health Organisation, theyre not suffering accordingly. The tooth decay rates are coming down just as fast in the nonfluoridating countries as the fluorid...

17:28

Dr mercola UK Against Fluoridation




A few years ago, fluoride was proclaimed to be the best public health benefit of the 20th century. How can a toxic chemical linked to various diseases be the best? http://bit.ly/2IwgkrC

15:45

Tweet, tweet Is the BBC biased?


Meanwhile, our old blogging friend DB is still out there in the badlands of Twitter, binoculars at the ready, watching BBC twitterers going about their daily activities and faithfully recording their Twitter deposits (for science's sake). 


It certainly is a bit rum for a senior BBC reporter to derisively tweet snowflake symbols to someone else


And as I follow Mike's Twitter feed I know it's far from the first time that he's tweeted derisively to and/or about the alt-right like this. It's a real habit of his, and - as DB says - it really is pretty much all one way. Maybe his alt-right targets deserve it but, nevertheless, it still makes him look like an activist rather than a scrupulously impartial BBC reporter.

And, of course, the never-knowingly-non-derisive Anthony Zurcher has been in action too. Here he is following up on a CNN tweet:


Yes, there's the BBC man saying that President Trump's language -...

12:02

Ramzan Kadyrov personally commands rescue of Orthodox hostages in a church in Gronzy The Vineyard of the Saker

RT reports: Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russias Chechen Republic, which left a worshiper and two

11:34

Oliver North legt kraftvoll los in seinem neuen Amt ... Fefes Blog

Oliver North legt kraftvoll los in seinem neuen Amt als NRA-Prsident: Schuld an den School Shootings ist Ritalin. Oh und die Kultur von Gewalt und Verwahrlosung an den Schulen. Klar. Damit meinte er natrlich Videospiele. Und das sagte er natrlich bei einem Fox-News-Interview.

Update: Lacht nicht, Oliver North kennt sich aus! Der war selbst Berater fr die Call of Duty-Reihe!

Alle 34 Bischfe in Chile treten zurck. Die katholische ... Fefes Blog

Alle 34 Bischfe in Chile treten zurck. Die katholische Kirche scheint jetzt also tatschlich mal ernsthaft ihre Kindesmissbrauchsskandale aufzuarbeiten. Freut mich. Weitermachen!

Wie wre es jetzt noch mit Gefngnisstrafen?

09:10

Hanno Bck hat einen neuen Efail-Angriff verffentlicht. ... Fefes Blog

Hanno Bck hat einen neuen Efail-Angriff verffentlicht. Der greift diesmal nicht das Nachladen von Inhalten an, was bei Thunderbird standardmig deaktiviert ist, sondern benutzt andere Aspekte von HTML-Mail. Damit ist es immer noch kein PGP- oder GPG-Problem, aber immerhin scheint diesmal die Behauptung wahr zu sein, dass es einen ungepatchten Angriff gegen Default-Installationen gibt.

Hanno empfiehlt, HTML in Mails zu deaktivieren. Das war schon immer eine gute Idee. Genaugenommen ist mir vllig unbegreiflich, welcher Schwachkopf jemals auf die Idee kam, es sei eine gute Idee, HTML in Mails zu haben. Wer mir eine HTML-Mail schickt, wird im Allgemeinen kommentarlos ignoriert.

Update: Ich redete von HTML-only-Mails. Das macht zum Glck so gut wie niemand. Ausnahmen wie die Herren Spezialexperten bei GMX besttigen die Regel.

07:54

Does Money Make You Mean? Rigged Game

Its amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering Ted Talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.). But its not all bad news.

 

07:25

What Is the Yield Curve Telling Us About the U.S. Economy? Rigged Game

Maybe its time to buckle up the seat belt.

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens of Wall Street on Parade

On November 9 of last year, a mere six months ago, we asked the question: Does Jerome Powell Hear the Alarm Bells from Flattening Yield Curve? Jerome Powell is, of course, the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve the U.S. central bank and the body in which the United States has entrusted its monetary policy, for better or worse.

We wrote at the time:

As of 7:48 a.m. this morning, the spread between the 10-year Treasury Note (yielding 2.33 percent) and 30-year Treasury Bond (yielding 2.81 percent) is even smaller, at a meager 48 basis points or less than half of one percent.

It is a serious commentary on the bizarre financial times in which we live that a fixed income investor would be rewarded with less than half a percent of additional income to add 20 years of risk to the maturity date on his bond.

Buckle up your seat belt because things have gotten a lot dicier since we penned that commentary. As of this morning at 6:41 a.m., the 10-year U.S. Treasury was trading at a yield of 3.06 percent while the 30-year U.S. Treasury was yielding a feeble 3.19 percent. The spread, meaning the difference between the two yields, has shrunk from 48 basis points on November 9 to a startling 13 basis points today.

We say startling because at this rate, we could be looking at an inverted yield curve faster than the Fed has factored into its thinking. An inverted yield curve, where short-term interest rates on Treasuries are higher than long-term rates, is typically a precursor to a recession. We saw this phenomenon ahead of the 2001 recession and in 2006-2007 ahead of the epic financial downturn in 2008-2009

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07:20

Language Emily! Is the BBC biased?



While I'm still catching up and remembering things I meant to blog about earlier, the latest edition of Newsnight used some interesting language in its main Brexit report. Emily Maitlis and Nick Watt variously use the terms "a hard Brexit", "a moderate Brexit" and "Brexit hardliners in [Mrs May's] Cabinet" in their piece about Justine Greening, Amber Rudd and Damian Green's apparent plan to beat off Jacob Rees-Mogg. 

I raised my eyebrows at that. 

And then Emily moved on to the Italian political scene and the possible Five Star Movement-Lega-led new 'populist' government coalition there. 

Our Emily was straight in there with "The party started by a clown is about to govern Italy with a party of the far right". 

And - to the consternation of people other than just me - she later compared the coming-together of what she called "the alt-left and the firm right" to the idea of Momentum and UKIP forming a governing coalition in the UK. 

She also cited the horseshoe view of politics to claim that the extremes of right and left were converging, united by their Euroscepticism and pro-Russian sentiment. 

Now, I'm not a high profile BBC presenter (lest you thought I was) but even I know that the Five Star Movement isn't particularly close to the ideological place where Momentum sits - though an imputation that they're both rather cult-like might have held if she'd thought of explicitly pushing it. (Did she implicitly push it?) 

The Five Star Movement declare themselves to be neither left nor right, and surve...

06:44

Hat eigentlich mal jemand geguckt, wer mehr Weie ... Fefes Blog

Hat eigentlich mal jemand geguckt, wer mehr Weie in den USA umbringt? Waffenbesitz weier Mnner oder Einwanderer/Schwarze/Latinos?

Wobei ich die Schuld fr einen Amoklauf hier den Eltern zuschreibe.

06:07

Greece police arrests 2 men in mob attack against Thessaloniki mayor Boutaris Keep Talking Greece

Two people have been arrested as suspects participating in the attack against the mayor of  Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris.  The two are a 20- and a 36-year-old man who has been known to police for thefts, media report adding that police has identified another eight persons from the rich attack footage posted all over the internet,

The post Greece police arrests 2 men in mob attack against Thessaloniki mayor Boutaris appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

04:49

Views my own Is the BBC biased?


Caroline Wyatt

The World This Weekendpresented this week by Caroline Wyatt, ran a long segment today on antisemitism in the UK (now and then) with a particular focus on antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Furious Corbynista activists immediately took to social media to accuse the BBC of "propaganda not news," of "making it all about Labour", of "weaponising" antisemitism against Labour, of "having an agenda", and of "despising Corbyn".

But elsewhere I've read an equally furious comment from 'the opposite side' (and from someone I like) saying that this was a "hit piece" against Jews and Israel and is that blamed Israel for causing antisemitism and gave Corbyn's Labour a clean bill of health.

The former used such words as "disgraceful" to describe the piece; the latter called it "appalling".

So was this report a partisan hatchet job on Corbyn's Labour or a defence of it? And did it "weaponise" antisemitism spuriously or did the report actually come close to being antisemitic itself? And is this 'complaints from both sides' proof that the BBC must be getting it about right?

Well, I think this time the 'complaints from both sides' argument actually holds water (for once). And, putting on my oh-so-impartial blogger's hat, I believe from the evidence before me that Caroline Wyatt actually made a valiant attempt here to be both thoughtful and fair, and that she succeeded.

We heard from David Feldman of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (and vice-chair of Shami Chakrabarti's much-criticised review into Labour Party antisemitism), three worried Jewish shoppers in Barnet, Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust, Tanya Sakhnovich and Sajid Mohammed from a Nottingham food bank, Angie Mindel of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the outgoing resident of the Board of Deputies of...

03:01

Far-right football lads humiliated in Manchester on match day Freedom News

After a worryingly large turnout in London earlier this month the much-hyped Football Lads Alliance (FLA) was humiliated yesterday, pulling in barely 300 people to be penned in by police and outmatched by anti-fascists. The FLA rump, already split after an internal argument, was from the start restricted to Castlefield Bowl area by police and

01:22

Para una teora de la estrategia Anarkismo

Cuadro 1Nuestra estrategia permanente pasa por la construccin de poder popular a partir de la creacin (o recreacin) de organizaciones populares clasistas y autnomas, que avancen paso a paso en su protagonismo como pueblo organizado. Pero, solo una carta de intenciones no bastara para cumplir con la tarea de participar y disputar la hegemona d este poder popular. No se trata apenas de propagar los principios sino incidir y garantizar el funcionamiento de estas organizaciones. Cuanto ms libertarias y socialistas sean internamente estas organizaciones y movimientos, nuestro proyecto tendr ms oportunidades. Es decir, tener un federalismo funcional como modo de gestin poltica; apuntar a la autogestin como modo de produccin socioeconmica; tener un comportamiento solidario con las dems organizaciones y movimientos de clase; contar con democracia interna y alto grado de participacin popular, y dar la pelea en la forma ms avanzada para cada etapa de la lucha popular. De esta forma construiremos la hegemona anarquista en el seno de los movimientos populares en construccin y/o avance.

Sunday, 20 May

23:42

Colombia: La guerra contra las comunidades contina Anarkismo

indigenas1.jpgEn memoria de Ramn Ascue, liberador de la Madre Tierra en Corinto, con quien compartimos largas conversaciones a cerca del futuro de la Liberacin, imaginando aquellas tierras totalmente recuperadas, al son de unas buenas totumadas de chicha. En las tardes, cuando ya se iba ocultando el sol, el baln, en medio de una cancha que antes era cultivo de caa, nos llamaba a desbordar el talento para gritar un gol. Don Ramn, Liberador que denunciaba, informaba y comunicaba lo ltimo en el territorio: mire este vdeo, para que lo difundan y denuncien all en Bogot; entre otras, amigo y compaero de procesos de la ciudad de Bogot, lo asesinaran el 14 de mayo, sicarios al servicio del paramilitarismo.
El sol an no se ha apagado!

20:58

Pagourtzis father apologizes for rampage in Santa Fe, says for him son is a victim Keep Talking Greece

Two days after the rampage in the high school of Santa Fe, the father of the 17-year-old shooter, Dimitris Pagourtzis, still cannot believe what happened. I have a funeral here, I have no joy, I feel the pain of the others, but I also have pain I lost my child, I apologize, Antonis Pagourtzis said

The post Pagourtzis father apologizes for rampage in Santa Fe, says for him son is a victim appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

19:39

US Vice Pence intervenes in Macedonia name, Greece rejects Zaefs proposal Keep Talking Greece

Us Vice President Mike Pence has intervened in the Macedonia name negotiations and called Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on Saturday. Pence urged Tsipras for a solution to the Macedonia name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, taking into consideration the time pressure. A statement released by the White House said Pence expressed

The post US Vice Pence intervenes in Macedonia name, Greece rejects Zaefs proposal appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

18:29

Three Pontus Federations condemn attacks against Thessaloniki mayor Keep Talking Greece

Three Pontus federations unanimously condemn the attack against the mayor of Thessaloniki,, Yiannis Boutaris. In a joint statement issued late on Saturday, the federations underline that the perpetrators are extreme elements not related to the organized Pontus field. We condemn in the most categorical manner the attack at Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yannis Boutaris, received today.

The post Three Pontus Federations condemn attacks against Thessaloniki mayor appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

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