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Saturday, 27 January

07:38

Gute Nachrichten! Das Cyber-Attribuierungsproblem ist ... Fefes Blog

Gute Nachrichten! Das Cyber-Attribuierungsproblem ist gelst! Sagt der Grnder und CTO von Crowdstrike.

Alperovitch erklrte das Problem "Attribution" fr gelst also die eindeutige Identifikation des hinter einer Attacke stehenden Angreifers. Beispiele dafr seien die Beschuldigung der USA, Nordkorea sei fr WannaCry verantwortlich oder Russland und Israel fr Stuxnet.
Oh ACH SO! Die Russen waren Stuxnet! Na DAS war ja einfach!
"Attribution ist leicht", meint Aperovitch, "jetzt brauchen wir Abschreckung." Schtzenhilfe bekam er von der ukrainischen Parlamentsabgeordneten Svitlana Zalishchuk. "Putin hat sich in die ukrainischen Wahlen eingemischt, in die US-amerikanischen und die franzsische und hatte er dafr irgendwelche Konsequenzen zu tragen?"
Da wchst zusammen, was zusammen gehrt! Eine groe Bullshit-Familie!

AfD-Mann schreibt seine Rede zu Datenschutz ab ... Fefes Blog

AfD-Mann schreibt seine Rede zu Datenschutz ab von netzpolitik.org!

Finde ich gut. Immerhin eine serise Quelle. Das haben wir im Bundestag auch schon anders erlebt.

Benutzt hier jemand ClamAV?Aber nicht doch, Fefe! Antiviren ... Fefes Blog

Benutzt hier jemand ClamAV?

Aber nicht doch, Fefe! Antiviren erhhen nicht die Angriffsoberflche!1!!

Woher wissen die Amis eigentlich, dass es die Russen ... Fefes Blog

Woher wissen die Amis eigentlich, dass es die Russen waren, die damals die Democrats gehackt haben?

Na vom niederlndischen Geheimdienst, der die Russen gehackt hatte!

Update: Mit anderen Worten (und das habt ihr hoffentlich selber auch gemerkt): Eine "anonyme Quelle" aus einem Geheimdienst sagt etwas Unbewiesenes, das diesen Geheimdienst gut aussehen lsst. Viel Glaubwrdiger geht es ja gar nicht mehr!

07:32

Guest Post: A Call to Alms Is the BBC biased?


Here's a guest post from loyal commenter Loondon Calling to lead you gently into the weekend...


There is a case to be made for the ITBBCB? being renamed ATBBCAGB? - Are the BBC and Guardian Biased? After all, they seem to share a single brain. Thats my excuse for bringing this recent Observer/Guardian article A blueprint for British housing in 2028 by Rowan Moore to ITBBCB? readers attention.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/21/blueprint-for-british-housing-2028-not-utopian-dream

First of all, the sub-heading . Imagine this: in two years, riots force the government to transform planning, design and building sounds like the output of a warped imagination - even a call to arms, especially from an architecture critic. Arent they expected to celebrate the firmness...

07:32

The BBC Hasn't Got a Leg to Stand On Is the BBC biased?



The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation? is the title of a new Civitas report published today

It's a gathering together of over 18 years worth of work by David and Andrew at News-watch and takes about two hours to read the whole thing - something I'd recommend you do if you can, especially as there are plenty of fascinating details...

...such as that during News-watch's first monitoring exercise - the 1999 European Parliament elections - there was just one interview on the theme of withdrawal from the EU. It was with a 38-year-old UKIP spokesman by the name of Nigel Farage: "In the exchange, John Humphrys bracketed the party with the BNP, and then suggested that leaving the EU was literally unthinkable because of all the turmoil that would be created". 

The central theme of the report is that, despite public support for withdrawal from the EU being either a huge minority or a majority throughout that entire time, the BBC pretty much ignored it. 

For starters, the BBC only very rarely interviewed pro-withdrawal speakers over a long period: 


The BBC's choice of guests, therefore, has been consistently and overwhelmingly biased against pro-withdrawal voices to a truly staggering degree - until the referendum of course (though the BBC has subsequently regressed again).

And the agenda-se...

06:42

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew extends support to Erdogans operation in Arfin against Kurds Keep Talking Greece

Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has lent his support to the Turkish Military Operation Olive Branch against Kurds in Arfin area in North-West Syria. In a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Greek Orthodox spiritual leader who is based in Istanbul,  said the Greek Church is praying for the success of the

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05:53

Theresa May is actually bragging about the Tories' lamentable economic record! AAV


The Tory party propaganda machine is pumping out another new misrepresentation of their woeful economic record.

This time they're actually trying to brag that the UK economy has grown by "almost 17% since 2010" as if that's some kind of remarkable achievement, rather than an extraordinarily sluggish growth rate.


Here are four things you need to know about this highly deceptive new propaganda line from the Tories.
1. Under 17% growth in almost eight years is nothing to boast about at all. In fact, thanks to the global financial sector meltdown and the catastrophic effects of almost a decade of ruinous Tory austerity dogma, the UK has actually suffered an entire decade in which GDP growth has not exceeded 3.5% annual growth once, which represents the longest period of sluggish growth since reliable GDP growth records began in the 1950s.
The Tories are actually trying to present this record-breaking period of slow economic growth as some kind of brilliant success story!
2. The period of slow economic growth since the Tories came to power in 2010 actually equates to the slowest post-crisis recovery the UK has suffered since the time of the Napoleonic wars!
Economies usually bounce back after recessions like the 2007-08 bankers' crisis, but the application of ruinous Tory austerity dogma has caused the slowest post-crisis recovery in modern history, yet they're actually presenting this appalling failure as some kind of marvellous victory!
3. The latest GDP figures show...

04:04

Finance report 2017 Advisory Service for Squatters

Good news: weve escaped the clutches of BT and so significantly reduced our second largest item of expenditure.
Not so good news: weve taken on responsibility for paying for the NELSN* phone, but will hopefully get contributions to cover that.
Bad news: we still managed to spend just over twice as much as we got in, excluding the cost of reprinting the Little Squatters Handbook (which we will get back over time).
Good news: we have resources, were not going bust any time soon.

For 2018 we can estimate the following:
Outgoings:
rent ie contribution towards buildings rates and bills, 2,236
phone / internet, 654
other, about 450
total, 3,340

Incomings:
Standing Orders, 924
Gap to be filled by sales on Squatters Handbook and Little Squatters Handbook, benefits and donations, 2,416

Standing orders ranging from 2 to 20 per month are received from individual housing activists, ASS collective members whove moved on to other things, a housing co-op that remembers its roots and a radical book distributer. Its always nice to get new donors, but its also always possible existing donors might give up on us.

Happy to give more detail / answer any questions
the Treasurer

* No Evictions London Squatters Network

03:33

The power of speech Is the BBC biased?


Another furore surrounding Jeremy Corbyn is the omission of Jews from  his Holocaust Memorial Day speech. 

This years HMD is themed The Power of Speech so here are a few examples of  speech from Corbyns defenders. 




Heres a short excerpt from a powerful Commons speech from the January 18th Holocaust debate  by one Labour MP who gets it.
As we know, the Nazis created and peddled myths about Jew...

02:38

Chios Mayor and City Council declare Golden Dawn politicians Persona non gratae Keep Talking Greece

Mayor Manolis Vournous and the City Council of Chios unanimously declared officials of extreme-right Golden Dawn as persona non gratae.  The local authorities have herewith expressed their opposition to a planned event organized by the Golden Dawn on the island. The event is on the Migration-Refugee Crisis and is scheduled to take place on Wednesday,

The post Chios Mayor and City Council declare Golden Dawn politicians Persona non gratae appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

01:48

Erdogan has made his choice The Vineyard of the Saker

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog It seems that Erdogan has already made up his mind, but the speculations about what deals have been and havent been done seem

01:16

Varoufakis announced he will present his political party in Greece in Keep Talking Greece

Former SYRIZA finance minister Yanis Varoufakis announced that he will present his political party in Greece in two months from now, on March 26th. The new party will be related to his pan-European movement DiEM25. Varoufakis made the announcement on Twitter on the occasion of 3 years of  his former left-wing comrades in power. Three

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01:04

Two things Is the BBC biased?

So, heres the thing.  Well, two things.

1. Jeremy Corbyn Tweeted:
 Appalling that @AlexSobel has received a stream of antisemitic abuse online after Channel 4 posted a video of his speech to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. We must root out this disgusting prejudice from our society.

Well, that got an absolute drubbing, but the satisfaction faded a bit when I heard that this is 100% normal for all Corbys tweets.

2. Tother thing is the long-awaited debate about Jezbollah. Hezbollah.
Long awaited by me, at any rate. I couldnt find out what time it was due to start, which meant an unhealthy afternoon staring at the parliament channel and taking in a good deal of the previous debate along the way. This was about the joint enterprise law and the unintended consequences thereof, and very interesting it was too. 

These parliamentary debates arent debates in the true sense. Theyre speeches, read out with varying degrees of dramatic interpretation. Not interactive in the normal sense apart from interventions, either supportive or vexatious, as much of the content covers the same ground, rather like the party game, where you have to memorise a list of items, adding your own before passing it on. My aunt went shopping and she bought.


The moment finally arrived. (direct link to vid)

Joan Ryans delivery was heartfelt and excellent, and I have to say that the most impressive speeches of all came from the Labour benches. Particularly impressive were Ian Austin, Louise Ellman (obvs) and Sharon Hodgson. 
From the other parties, Dr. Matthew Offord and Theresa Villiers stood out. Jim Shannon of the DUP ditto.

Diane Abbott was there too, accompanied her deputy Nick Thomas-Symonds. Diane sat in silence, while Mr. T-S gave one of those Corbynesque we condemn violence wherever it occurs, but.. speeches on behalf of the Labour leaders friends. The cameras hadn...

00:00

Class War Scotland member on trial for displaying a poster on his window Freedom News

Last year during the national elections campaign, Class War Scotland member David McHarg was arrested twice because of a poster that was displayed on his window. The poster read: Fuck off you Tory cunts. The first time the police had visited David McHarg in May 2017. Upon Davids absence, the cops demanded that his wife

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Friday, 26 January

23:40

Doomsday Clock Statement North Yorks Enquirer

Doomsday Clock Statement

Shifting focus, momentarily, from the provincial to the global, readers may appreciate the opportunity to consider the views set out in the Science and Security Board Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, edited by John Mecklin.

The Bulletin (reproduced below), expressing the collective opinions of a group of the worlds most qualified observers, paints a sobering evaluation of the worlds proximity to doomsday. Immediately following the Bulletin, short biographies of the contributors set out their credentials (from p.9). But do take the time to review the Doomsday Clock Timeline (from p.15).

A printable PDF of this statement, complete with the President and CEOs statement and Science and Security Board biographies, is available here.

Global issues, by definition, include every locality on the planet. What contribution can our local authorities make to tackling them?

Should Councils reconsider their positions on investing their Reserves and Pension Funds in armaments-related industries? In plastics manufacturers and proliferators? In non-renewable energy sources (including fracking)? And so on . . .

Should Councils commit more heavily to evironmental preservation (including combatting littering, fly-tipping and industrial marine pollution)? And so on . . .

The Enquirer would welcome (and will publish) comment from local Councillors via email to news@nyenquirer.uk, with the word DOOMSDAY in the Subject-line.

Download the PDF file 2018_DOOMSDAY_CLOCK.

21:46

City of Athens imposes new hours for music played in bars in downtown Athens Keep Talking Greece

Are you having fun in a bar in downtown Athens and suddenly the music is off? It is midnight. Dont be afraid that you will turn into a pumpkin. It is just the new regulation imposed by the City of Athens. According to the Athens Municipality decision on working days Monday to Thursday  

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21:44

Why Were Underestimating American Collapse Rigged Game

The strange new pathologies of the worlds first rich failed state

By Umair Haque and cross-posted from Eand.co

You might say, having read some of my recent essays, Umair! Dont worry! Everything will be fine! Its not that bad! I would look at you politely, and then say gently, To tell you the truth, I dont think were taking collapse nearly seriously enough.

Why? When we take a hard look at US collapse, we see a number of social pathologies on the rise. Not just any kind. Not even troubling, worrying, and dangerous ones. But strange and bizarre ones. Unique ones. Singular and gruesomely weird ones Ive never really seen before, and outside of a dystopia written by Dickens and Orwell, nor have you, and neither has history. They suggest that whatever numbers we use to represent declineshrinking real incomes, inequality, and so on we are in fact grossly underestimating what pundits call the human toll, but which sensible human beings like you and I should simply think of as the overwhelming despair, rage, and anxiety of living in a collapsing society.

Let me give you just five examples of what Ill call the social pathologies of collapsestrange, weird, and gruesome new diseases, not just ones we dont usually see in healthy societies, but ones that we have never really seen before in any modern society.

America has had 11 school shootings in the last 23 days. Thats one every other day, more or less. That statistic is alarming enoughbut it is just a number. Perspective asks us for comparison. So let me put that another way. America has had 11 school shootings in the last 23 days, which is more than anywhere else in the world, even Afghanistan or Iraq. In fact, the phenomenon of regular school shootings appears to be a unique feature of American collapseit just doesnt happen in any other countryand that is what I mean by social pathologies of collapse: a new, bizarre, terrible disease striking society.

Why are American kids killing each other? Why doesnt their society care enough to intervene? Well, probably because those kids have given up on lifeand their elders have given up on them. Or maybe youre rightand its not that simple. Still, what do the kids who arent killing each other do? Well, a lot of them are busy killing themselves.

So there is of course also an opioid epidemic. We use that phrase too casually, but it much more troubling than it appears on first glance. Here is what is really curious about it. In many countries in...

21:18

The Banality of Good pt. 2: Blaming the Victim? Writings - Gilad Atzmon

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Blaming the Victim? 

By Clara S. and Gilad Atzmon

To read part 1 http://www.gilad.co.uk/

German: https://opablog.net

Clara:   You know, when I saw the pictures of the kids killed in Gaza while playing on the beach in 2014, I was shocked again. But I was told to accept that these people had brought their fate upon themselves using their kids as human shields. Hadnt I heard that before? Didnt the Nazis say the Jews deserved to die because they had brought so much evil upon the world?

And you have just told me, that the Holocaust survivors were treated kind of the same by their fellow-citizens.

So heres my next question: When I read your book I couldnt help to think,
"Does Gilad really want to say that the Jews were responsible themselves for what had happened to them? 

In chapter 21 you write: "65 years after the liberation of Ausschwitz we should be able to ask why? Why were the Jews hated? Why did European people stand up against their neighbours? (The Wandering Who?)

Isnt that just like telling a victim of rape that she should have dressed more properly or stayed at home altogether? That is outrageous!

Gilad: Dont blame the victim is a popular, however problematic, proclamation. It begs for attention. We must ask some crucial questions who and what is a victim? What forms victimhood? What are the circumstances in which a crime is taking place? As you may imagine, I actually gave a lot of thought to these questions.  The ethical judgment here is far from being a universal algorithm. On the contrary, it is the particularity of the judgment that aspires at a universal maxim instead. 

Lets for instance examine the case of young woman X who was raped in the park in the middle of the night. She...

20:31

Vote for Athens as Europes Best Destination for 2018 Keep Talking Greece

  For the ninth consecutive year you will be the ones to determine the ranking of the most trendy European destinations to visit in 2018. Your votes, coming from everywhere in the world, will be decisive during these three weeks of competition. Which destination will be awarded the title of Best European destination of the year? According

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20:26

EPA: Courts should limit scope when reviewing citizen petitions under TSCA UK Against Fluoridation

Fluoride case may set a precedent
Law - gavel Africa Studio - Fotolia.comIn reviewing citizen petitions for chemical regulation under the US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), courts should only consider information originally presented to the EPA in administrative proceedings, the agency has argued.
The EPA made the argument in connection with a lawsuit brought by a group of NGOs demanding that the agency ban the addition of fluoride to drinking water. This case could end up setting precedent for how the judiciary handles citizen petitions under TSCA, and may also have implications for a separate legal dispute over the EPAs implementation of TSCAs risk evaluation mandates.
In a December ruling, the court rejected both the agencys request to dismiss the case and its contention that citizen petitions must address all potential conditions of use, rather than demanding action against one use of a chemical.
The administrative action underlying the case is the EPAs February 2017 ...

20:17

House of Lords UK Against Fluoridation


Photo of Lord Smith of LeighLord Smith of Leigh Labour


.........Although health and social care needs more money, the fundamental problems are such that we cannot just put more money in. We need to change the NHS from being an ill-health service, which, on the whole, it does pretty well, to a proper health service. I wonder whether anyone has read the recent report on childrens dental health. We are spending money on repairing and replacing childrens teeth instead of simply getting them to clean their teeth. Yesterdays Times reported on lifestyles which are likely to cause long-term problems. People will be four or more times likely to develop chronic conditions by the time they get to 65, and that will mean more pressure on the NHS. Unless we put more effort and energy into prevention and early ...

19:58

Film Review: Detroit Freedom News

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Released August 2017 143 min Reviewed by William Boyer The misnamed film Detroit is more about a triple slaying by police than the citys 1967 Rebellion. It first opened in the Motor City in July, and then nationwide 50 years to the day of the final riot fatality, a firefighter electrocuted trying to

16:10

Uncle Sam dumps the Kurds (yet again) The Vineyard of the Saker

[This article was written for the Unz Review] The drama which is unfolding in northern Syria is truly an almost ideal case to fully assess how weak and totally dysfunctional

13:09

Syrian War Report January 25, 2018: Syrian Army Prepares To Clear Abu al-Duhur Pocket The Vineyard of the Saker

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-january-25-2018-syrian-army-prepares-to-clear-abu-al-duhur-pocket/ The Syrian military is deploying reinforcements to northern Hama and eastern Idlib reportedly preparing to launch a military operation to clear the militant-held pocket there. According to pro-government sources,

08:47

Hours after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



Hours after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France hundreds of people spontaneously came together in Berlin in front of the French embassy. 01/07/2015.
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#berlin #france #charliehebdo #attack #terror #vigil #sadness #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #journalism

08:46

Hours after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



Hours after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France hundreds of people spontaneously came together in Berlin in front of the French embassy. 01/07/2015.
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#berlin #france #charliehebdo #attack #terror #vigil #sadness #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #journalism

08:31

Hours after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



Hours after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France hundreds of people spontaneously came together in Berlin in front of the French embassy.
Among them Yasmin Fahimi, General Secretary of the German social democrats (left) and the ambassador of France in Germany Phillippe Etienne (in the middle). 01/07/2015.
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#berlin #france #charliehebdo #attack #terror #vigil #ambassador #spd #sadness #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #journalism

08:17

Hundreds took the streets of Berlin Kreuzberg to protest for... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



Hundreds took the streets of Berlin Kreuzberg to protest for democracy in Turkey. Kurds, Turks and members of left wing groups marched against the coup attempt in Turkey but also against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 07/22/2016.
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06:19

Mastercard Pushes Biometrics, Banks Soon to Follow Rigged Game

Biometric authentication will be of great benefit to everyone.

Mastercard has set a deadline for widespread use of biometric identification for its services across the whole of the EU: April 2019. Mastercard Identity Check, currently available in 37 countries, enables individuals to use biometric identifiers, such as fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition, to verify their identities when using a mobile device for online shopping and banking. The technology is not mandatory for customers, but from next year it will be vigorously promoted throughout the EU and many consumers will welcome it.

The impact will be felt not just by consumers but also by most European banks, since any bank that issues or accepts Mastercard payments will have to support identification mechanisms for remote transactions, alongside existing PIN and password verification. The deadline will also apply to all contactless transactions made at terminals with a mobile device.

Citing research it carried out with Oxford University, Mastercard says that 92% of banking professionals want to introduce biometric ID. This high number shouldnt come as much of a surprise given the vast untapped value consumer data holds for banks and corporations as well the preference most banks have for electronic transactions. The study also claims that 93% of consumers would prefer biometric security to passwords, which is a surprise given the array of thorny issues biometrics throws up, including the threat it poses to privacy and anonymity and its deceptively public nature

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06:14

Hambacher Forest, Germany: Barricade-eviction, and the Hambi 9 Contra Info

received 1/25/2018

9 activists in pre-trial detention, after being arrested during a barricade-eviction in the occupied Hambach Forest, Germany.
The activists are accused of obstructing the work of police officers, during the barricade eviction on Monday the 22. of January.

Arriving early in the morning, the cops were met with activists occupying blockading-infrastructure, including 2 tripods, 3 monopods, a skypod, and a 3 meter deep tunnel.

The cutting of the Hambacher Forest was officially stopped early this season, on a court-decision, postponing cutting until October 1st 2018, however the risk of eviction of the occupation is as great as ever.

The Hambi 9 would love to get mail! Exact information, including adresses and languages, can be found on the blog of ABC Rhineland.

 

04:45

Listening to Mattis The Vineyard of the Saker

by Auslander for The Saker Blog I watched US Secretary of Defense General Mattis live on 19 January and Im reasonably sure a lot of us either watched him or

03:34

Association of Greek Clerics to back Macedonia protest in Athens Keep Talking Greece

The Association of Greek Clerics has thrown its considerable weight behind a rally that is set to take place in Athens on February 4th to protest ongoing negotiations between Athens and Skopje regarding the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). The associations administrative council decided to endorse the rally even though Archbishop

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03:33

Vatican Translator: Alien God Genetically Cloned Humans, Mauro Biglino Philosophers Stone

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Mauro Biglino is an Italian scholar of religious studies, for about thirty years he has been researching the so-called sacred texts, in the belief that only knowledge and direct analysis of the ancient writers message can lead to true and profound understanding of the religious thought expressed by humanity.

The linguistic and philological knowledge acquired through the study of Hebrew Masoretic manuscripts, as well as his knowledge of Latin and Greek , allowed Biglino to work as a translator for Edizioni San Paolo, the Vatican publishing house that eventually published 17 books from the Ancient Testament including Biglinos interlinear literal translations from the Stuttgartensia Bible.

 

 

After years of professional translations I started to tell on my own as I noticed in the Hebrew texts from which the Bibles that are in use for the believers. The method I decided to apply consists in focusing on the text literal meaning without proposing personal interpretations or receiving canonical exegesis. A clear and coherent framework emerges, which tells/telling us the story of an actual relationship between one people and one individual named Yahweh, who had received a mandate to deal with it. The biblical sequences read with this method reveal a story that calling into question what weve been taught and while providing hypothetical answers to questions which remain suspended. This applies to religion but also to science, a part of which is examining new hypotheses of the study and exploration that are able to open pathways that can lead to rewriting the entire history of mankind.

Mauro Biglino

The Bible is not an Holy Book is his sixth book, preceded byThere is no creation in the Bible, The Alien God of the Bible, The book that will forever change our ideas about the Bible,Resurrection Reincarnation, Roman Catholic Church and  Freemasonry.

 


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03:02

London meets the Table Olives: Competition, Awards for Quality and Packaging Keep Talking Greece

The London meets the table Olive! The largest table olive competitions in the heart of Europe. London ITOC 2018-International Table Olive Competitions Quality awards of Table Olive Packaging awards of Table Olive PROMOTE PRODUCTS PARTICIPATING IN COMPETITIONS Table olive marketing strategists agree that brand awareness in any industry gives that company an edge.

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02:25

Turkey invades Afrin: the Kurds lose again The Vineyard of the Saker

By Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog After weeks of belligerent rhetoric and preparations, Turkey finally invaded Afrin last week. It came as no surprise that Turkey would go for

02:17

The Presidents Club - Here Comes the Israeli Connection Writings - Gilad Atzmon

Two out of the three Presidents Clubs trusties are intrinsically associated with Israeli charities!

Two out of the three Presidents Clubs trusties are intrinsically associated with Israeli charities!

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Britain is outraged and disgusted by the revelations regarding the Presidents Club annual charity dinner. The appalling gathering and its organisers were denounced by every media outlet and political body.

Madison Marriage, the Financial Times reporter who worked at the event, said she and "numerous other hostesses" were groped at the event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UZ2h8A1-0c

 

She said that the 130 hostesses were told to wear skimpy black outfits with matching underwear and high heels and also that they could drink alcohol while working.

On the face of it, British media seems to do its job, it empathically covers the story of some of the hostesses, it covers the unfolding political outrage, but there is one thing British media works hard to conceal.  A quick look at the Presidents Clubs official  charity commissions web page reveals that two out of the three trustees of the charity are  intrinsically associated with Israel. Mr David Robert Meller is a trustee  for the Tel Aviv Universiity charity as well as The British Friends Of The Jaffa Institute.  Mr Harvey Soning is connected with Youth Aliyah - Child Rescue, he is also a trustee of  ...

01:58

Sailing with local passenger ship in the Cyclades by 9 Beaufort (video) Keep Talking Greece

Passengers and crew of ship Artemis had a hard time due to the gale strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea with an intensity of up to 9 Beaufort. The vessel operating among the island group of Cyclades was sailing from the island of Milos to Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, Naxos, Paros and Syros. When

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00:52

New Greek Animal Protection Law to give Municipalities the power to do what they want with strays Keep Talking Greece

Greeces Ministry of Rural Development plans several modifications in the Animals Protection Law of 2012. The aim of the ministry is reportedly the improved animal management especially by local municipalities and the reduction of  the number of strays. Many details about the legislation that is expected to be uploaded for public dialogue beginning of February

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00:03

Want to know why Brexit is turning into such a shambles? AAV


A National Audit Office report has found that Liam Fox's Department for International Trade is so unfit to secure post-Brexit trade deals that even after 19 months they haven't even defined "the range of capabilities and level of capacity it will require to undertake its role in delivering an independent UK trade function". Additionally they were only able to name a single person when asked to provide a list of the experienced trade negotiators they've been able to hire since the Brexit vote.

Things are even worse at David Davis' Department for Exiting the EU which is the is the most chaotic and chronically understaffed department of the most shambolic government the UK has suffered in decades.

The reason these departments are such a mess is obvious: What experienced civil servant or trade negotiator would want to have either of these two incompetent self-serving blaggers as their boss?

Working in either of these departments means continually defending whatever pathetic nonsense/lies/boasts/excuses that Fox or Davis are spewing at the time, then having your entire career tainted by association with the resulting mess once they inevitably screw it all up (and likely blame their subordinates rather than taking any responsibility whatever for their own shortcomings).
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Thursday, 25 January

23:57

[Book Review] Anarchist Encounters. Russia in Revolution. Edited by A.W. Zurbrugg (London: Anarres Editions -Merlin Press, 2017) Anarkismo

anarchistencountersrusrev.jpegWith the occasion of the recent centenary of the Russian Revolution of October, 1917, Anthony Zurbrugg has edited a wonderful contribution to our understanding of those turbulent times. What we found in this collection of reports put together by Zurbrugg, are testimonies written by anarchists who visited the USSR in the crucial years of 1920-1921.

23:52

Les tats en guerre contre les peuples subiront la dfaite Anarkismo

df0c1da5b22e4a8fbe74d256ebb68e2a_2.jpgAfrn appartient aux peuples dAfrn. Les peuples vivant dans le canton dAfrn sont ns sur ces terres et vont mourir sur celles-ci. Vivre l-bas na rien voir avec un quelconque plan ou programme. Ils ne vivent pas dans le canton dAfrn dans un but stratgique. Afrn, pour eux, est leau, le pain, la nourriture, le jeu, lhistoire, lamiti, la camaraderie, lamour, la rue, la maison, le voisinage. Mais pour ltat, ce nest quune stratgie. Une stratgie dnue de souci pour la terre dAfrn ou ses peuples. [https://anarkismo.net/article/30812] [https://anarkismo.net/article/30814][https://anarkismo.net/article/30816] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/30819]

23:39

Hundreds to protest against outsourcing at University of London Freedom News

Hundreds of people are expected to protest today at the University of Londons Senate House demanding an end to outsourcing of Unis essential staff.  The protest is organised by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britains (IWGB): the biggest union at the University of Londons central administration buildings. IWGB has launched its Back in-House campaign in September

23:28

Link UK Against Fluoridation



Worth seeing again.

23:02

Och schade: Der EuGH hat die Sammelklage von Max Schrems ... Fefes Blog

Och schade: Der EuGH hat die Sammelklage von Max Schrems gegen Facebook abgelehnt. Er selbst darf schon im eigenen Namen weiterklagen, aber nicht als Sammelklage im Namen von auslndischen EU-Brger.

Update: Hier ist die Crowdfunding-Kampagne von Max Schrems, falls jemand findet, dass wir die letzten 10% auch noch reinkriegen sollten.

Old and busted: Linke hngen Doxxing/Outing-Plakate ... Fefes Blog

Old and busted: Linke hngen Doxxing/Outing-Plakate gegen Rechte in Steckbriefform auf.

New hotness: Rechte hngen Doxxing/Outing-Plakate gegen Linke in Steckbriefform auf.

Htte doch nur jemand die Linken gewarnt, dass ihre Taktiken eines Tages gegen sie angewendet werden knnten!1!! (Achtung: Die Site scheint eine Rechtsauen-Postille zu sein)

Meine Damen und Herren, ich prsentiere: Das Deutsche ... Fefes Blog

Meine Damen und Herren, ich prsentiere: Das Deutsche Institut fr Vertrauen und Sicherheit im Internet, DIVSI. Unter der Schirmherrschaft von Bundesprsident a.D. Joachim Gauck. Nur echt mit dem Google-Analytics-Qualittssiegel (wegen Vertrauen und Sicherheit, wissenschon).

Benutzt hier jemand curl?This bug has existed since ... Fefes Blog

Benutzt hier jemand curl?

This bug has existed since before curl 6.0. It existed in the first commit we have recorded in the project.

22:40

Lagarde claims The IMF was vastly misunderstood on Greeces pensions cuts Keep Talking Greece

Pensions in Greece were too high and had to be regulated, Managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said at the world Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday. To cut pensions was a difficult political dilemma  she added. In case of Greece, pensions were significantly higher than in any other EU state, regardless

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22:39

WATCH: Israeli government minister Miri Regev publishes a video of herself smiling as she is embraced by people chanting and calling for the genocide of Palestinians Philosophers Stone


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21:24

Ferries, ships remain docked due to gale winds in the Aegean Sea Keep Talking Greece

Gale winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort have disrupted sea traffic on Thursday morning with the effect that authorities decided to keep ferries and ships docked at the ports. Ferries and ships are not allowed to depart for the Aegean Sea from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio in Attica.  Also

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21:21

Halklarla Savaan Devletler Kaybedecek Anarkismo

Afrin Halkı KazanacakAfrin, Afrinlilerindir. Afrinde yaayan halklar, bu topraklarda lm ve bu topraklarda domulardr. Orada yaamak, herhangi bir planla programla alakal deildir. Bir strateji olarak Afrinde deillerdir. Afrin onlar iin su, ekmek , a, oyun, yk, arkada, dost, sevgili, sokak, ev, mahalledir. Devlet iinse sadece bir stratejidir. Afrin ve Afrinlileri umursamayan bir strateji.

21:00

Basildon: Study of a tower killing Freedom News

The slow death of public residential blocks and resurrection as luxury apartments is well documented in the major cities, but as The Stirrer notes, market town councils are busily trying to emulate the poisonous process nationwide. The regeneration of Basildon town centre has been under discussion for a number of years now accompanied by the

Gold Standards North Yorks Enquirer

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and twenty-seventh 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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20:34

FYROM PM Zaev announces first steps towards Macedonia name solution Keep Talking Greece

A high level meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos showed that both sides are keen to finally solve the name dispute. In the joint press conference that followed the 2-hour meeting both

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19:13

VIDEO: Muh Holocaust!! VP Mike Pence Visits Yad Vashem Philosophers Stone

A speech to the Israeli Knesset isnt enough for Shabbos Goy Mike Pence. To add insult to injury, he goes to play his part in perpetuating one of the biggest lies in history. This traitor knows no bounds!

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12:01

The end of French artistry: Labor capitalism comes to France in 2018 The Vineyard of the Saker

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog The French dont want to think of themselves as miniature capitalists: they want to think of themselves as artists. Or at least artisans.

11:00

Max Hastings: My Lai London Review of Books

This is as thorough an account as we are ever likely to have of this defining act of military barbarism. If its concluding passages fail to provide a wholly satisfactory closure, that is probably because no closure is attainable. We hate to be brought face to face with the fact that Western soldiers, poorly led and operating in a climate of endemic racial contempt, are capable of acting as appallingly as the Germans who murdered Jews and other captives in the Second World War. As the US Marine sergeant said to Phil Caputo in 1965, young men of all nationalities are capable of doing unspeakably cruel, barbaric things, if their commanders allow them.

Lorna Finlayson: Can the law be feminist? London Review of Books

The difference between Catharine MacKinnon and a typical pro-war American feminist is that MacKinnon has a far bleaker view of the condition of women in Western countries. As she sees it, they need more than top-level representation in the form of a female president, for example to perfect their equality. They are systemically brutalised in a society that refuses even to recognise what is going on. This raises the question of whether America, too, might be a legitimate target of humanitarian intervention. But that doesnt seem to be what MacKinnon has in mind when she asks: Will the marines never land for them?

08:33

Thousands attended a rally in front of the seat of the German... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



Thousands attended a rally in front of the seat of the German parliament to protest against the conquer of Aleppo, Syria by the regime, Russian forces and allied militias. A humanitarian desaster and mass murder is feared by the Syrian opposition. 12/17/2016.
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#berlin #syria #freesyria #aleppo #save_aleppo #russia #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #journalism

08:06

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



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

07:34

Raise your voice! Kurds held a rally in front of... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



Raise your voice!
Kurds held a rally in front of the German parliament in Berlin to protest against the ongoing attacks by Turkeys army on Northern-Syrian and Kurdish Afrin (Efrin). The activists shouted against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and urged the international community to stop the attacks. 01/24/2018.
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#berlin #kurds #kurdistan #syria #afrin #efrin #turkey #ypg #attack #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #journalism

04:13

Tsipras in Davos: Turkey is an aggressive neighbor blames austerity policies for rise of racism and nationalism in Europe Keep Talking Greece

Speaking at a panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described Turkey as an aggressive neighbor. Addressing the migration crisis, he blamed austerity policies for the rise of racism and nationalism in Europe. His European partners couldnt always appreciate the challenges of living with an aggressive neighbor such as Turkey, the Greek

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02:44

London College of Communication in occupation again Freedom News

Today the students from UAL London College of Communication re-occupied the LCC campus in Elephant and Castle. The action follows the campus occupation from 15th January. The students protest against UAL partnering with international development company Delancey to gentrify the campus, Elephant and Castle shopping centre, and surrounding areas. Despite of UAL workers, unions, academics

02:41

Lucky Pence Writings - Gilad Atzmon

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Reported by Gilad Atzmon

According to Times of Israel former British chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks helped US Vice President Mike Pence write his Monday address to the Knesset.

A source with knowledge of the speech-writing process said Rabbi Sacks provided input and editorial suggestions on various drafts throughout the writing process.

As we are learning from the American press that the White House has lost contact with the Palestinian leadership, maybe the Palestinian should save time, cut the goy in the middle and just negotiate directly with Rabbi Sacks.

02:39

Soundbite and fury Is the BBC biased?

Its a thankless business, this opining-on-the-internet malarky. Call me the thinking mans Katie Hopkins but I expected to be taken to task over the minor divergence of opinion between the proprietors of this blog regarding the Rob Burley / Dan Hodges contretemps. In the event, zilch.  Does no-one care?

To recap; it was a close-run thing, but I sided with Burley, whereas Craig was more inclined towards the Hodges camp.  The nub of the matter was whether Andrew Marr had caved in by not playing the infamous lynch-gate audio clip at John McDonnells behest. Of course, if Andrew Marr had indeed caved in with the dishonourable intention of concealing an incriminating piece of evidence, (take that as non-disclosure) that would indeed have been a serious breach of the BBCs guidelines. But since the actual clip did not shed much light on whether John McDonnell told the anecdote approvingly or not, there wouldnt have been much point in exposing it yet again to people with agendas like me. It was almost as if John McDonnells no need remark showed that he was resigned to all the potential fall-out from this embarrassing outing.  

I think Im saying that Andrew Marrs silliest mistake was appearing to cave in, but in reality his decision not to play the clip was completely defensible. Anyway, my bigger point is that when a fake, distorted or out-of-context soundbite is seized upon, left to metamorphose into a mantra and subsequently used as a verbal sledge-hammer to shut-down ones opponent, it must be called out for what it is - tricksy nonsense. 

The BBC mustnt accept quick-fix sound-bites as a substitute for the intelligent tenacious scrutiny one expects from all those quick-thinking, well informed, highly paid scrutineers that the Beeb is bulging with.

Here are some examples. 
The Bus 
 Did the Leave campaign promise 350 million a week (or whatever it was) to the NHS?  Not exactly. But its ok for opponents of Brexit to simply say Red Bus and the dragon is slain. Just like that. Drop dead, Leavers! You havent got a leg to stand on. Now that Ive said Bus the games up.  See what I mean? An instant silencing tool and all-purpose cosh for the convenience of the lazy and the vindictive.

Of course whoever devised the original bus slogan might have known there was a potential elephant trap therein, given that we start from the premise that everythi...

02:10

ECB Draghi calls for full geographical coverage of foreclosures across Greece Keep Talking Greece

The president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has called for full geographical coverage of foreclosures across Greece. In a letter to European Parliament Member Nikos Chountis, Draghi said that while Greek authorities have made welcome progress in recent weeks to speed up foreclosures and help banks reduce their huge pile of nonperforming loans,

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01:30

The War on Men (and women, and kids, and families and nature and even God imnsho!) The Vineyard of the Saker

Paul Joseph Watson clearly knows as much about Communism as he knows about Islam: nothing.  But in his observations of what is going on in the US society, he is

01:09

When it comes to Davos, its inequality, stupid The Vineyard of the Saker

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) For billions of people, the Groucho Marx rule applies when talking about Davos. This is the

00:51

Pyramid island Keros in the Aegean reveals its stunning prehistoric secrets Keep Talking Greece

Keros has been long famous for its flat-faced Cycladic marble statues. Latest excavations on the island reveal that the ancient inhabitants had an advanced system of plumbing long before the Mycenaeans built it in the palace of Knossos. Around 4,500 years ago, ancient engineers and workers terraced the little island of Keros in the Cyclades

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Wednesday, 24 January

12:42

Los estados en guerra contra el pueblo perdern Anarkismo

df0c1da5b22e4a8fbe74d256ebb68e2a_1.jpgAfrin pertenece a los pueblos de Afrin. Los pueblos que han vivido en Afrin nacieron en estas tierras y murieron en estas tierras. Vivir all no est relacionado con ningn plan o programa. No estn en Afrin como parte de una estrategia. Afrin, para ellos es agua, pan, comida, juego, historia, amistades, compaeros/as, amantes, calle, hogar, barrio. Pero para el estado, es solo una estrategia. Una estrategia a la que no le importa Afrin o los pueblos de Afrin.

[https://anarkismo.net/article/30812] [https://anarkismo.net/article/30814] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/30819] [https://anarkismo.net/article/30822]

12:38

Rojava: Mensaje urgente de un compaero anarquista en Afrin Anarkismo

sk_2.jpgEl ejrcito de Erdogan y sus brbaros aliados (a saber, el Ejrcito Sirio Libre respaldado por Turqua / TFSA y el llamado Ejrcito Nacional Sirio / SNA) invadieron 4 aldeas exteriores y 4 puntos defensivos en la regin de Afrin. Se estn moviendo realmente muy lento. Tienen poder areo y armas ms superiores que nosotros, pero nuestra lnea de defensa se esta follando a los erdoganistas y a la moral de sus terroristas sirios. Los aviones de combate de Erdogan bombardean puntos en blanco. Sus unidades de operaciones especiales temen moverse hacia el centro de la ciudad de Afrin. Nuestra ltima lnea de defensa puede sobrevivir al menos 4 meses. Pero s, desafortunadamente, si no contamos con apoyo internacional, los erdoganistas pueden invadir Afrin. Pero ser un gran caos para ellos. El ejrcito erdoganista sufrir!

12:23

States In War With Peoples Will Lose Anarkismo

df0c1da5b22e4a8fbe74d256ebb68e2a.jpgAfrin belongs to the peoples of Afrin. Peoples living in Afrin were born in these lands and died in these lands. Living there is not related with any plans or programs. They are not in Afrin as part of a strategy. Afrin, for them is water, bread, food, play, story, friend, mate, lover, street, home, neighborhood. But for state, it is only a strategy. A strategy that does not care about Afrin or peoples of Afrin. [https://anarkismo.net/article/30812] [https://anarkismo.net/article/30816] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/30819] [https://anarkismo.net/article/30822]

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