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Thursday, 12 April


Schlechte Laune? Nein, heute nicht die Schlangenlbranche, ... Fefes Blog

Schlechte Laune? Nein, heute nicht die Schlangenlbranche, sondern diese kurze Durchsage von Cambridge Analytica und die heiteren Kommentare darunter :-)


Syrian War Report April 11, 2018: US Destroyers, Subs With Hundreds Of Missiles Near Syria The Vineyard of the Saker The US Navy is creating a strike group with hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles for a possible attack on Syria. The USS Donald Cook has already drawn attention to


Antisemitsm and Jewish Guilt Writings - Gilad Atzmon

 What is the meaning of Jewishness and whatdoes it offer in light of Israeli criminality? 

What is the meaning of Jewishness and whatdoes it offer in light of Israeli criminality? 


By Gilad Atzmon

Tel Aviv Universitys Kantor Centers 2017 Annual Report on Anti-Semitism Worldwide was released today and there is good news: The number of recorded violent antisemitic incidents in 2017 fell by about 9% as compared to 2016 and by almost 50% compared to the 2006-14 average.

One would expect Jewish and Zionist institutions to celebrate the victory over antisemitsm and Jew hatred in general. This is not happening. According to the study,  Jews feel more insecure. This situation [the drop in violent incidents] is not necessarily perceived in Jewish communities as a sufficient positive development, because the presence of security measures means that they are a necessity, and mainly because it is overshadowed by the many verbal and visual expressions, some on the verge of violence, such as direct threats, harassments, hateful expressions and insults. These take place in working places, schools, universities, playgrounds, near Jewish homes and institutes, on football/soccer fields, during demonstrations in the streets, and all the more so in the social networks.

Once again Corbyn, BDS and the Left are the objects of blame. The rise of leftist antisemitism that supports radical Muslim anti-Israeli attitudes expressed in antisemitic terms such as in the BDS  and Antifa movements, and certainly in the UK Labour party led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Apparently Jews in the UK are losing their traditional political home as a result of feeling betrayed by the Labour party. Maybe someone should explain to these snowflakes that political parties in the West are not homes or properties nor do political parties need to make tribal commitments. But voters can drop political parties and choose a different  party. This is Western democracy. You support the political party that best reflects...


Bookfair dumps academy venue over military massacre links Freedom News

Organisers with the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair have announced they will refuse to hold this years event at secondary school the City Academy following revelations that its parent Trust is sponsored by arms-merchant Rolls Royce. Rolls Royce is heavily partnered with Turkey building jet engines for its military aircraft, and has faced strong criticism for effectively

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The Quran, the Great War in the West The Vineyard of the Saker

Dear friends, Today, with the kind permission of my dear friend Sheikh Imran Hosein, I am post his monograph The Quran, the Great War in the West.  Not being a


The Russians Are Flabbergasted The Vineyard of the Saker

by Israel Shamir (cross-posted with the Unz Review by special agreement with the author) President Trump is so pissed off by the Stormy affair that he is likely to prefer


Syrian Army Discovers White Helmets Filming Site in Eastern Ghouta Philosophers Stone

Now we know where exactly self-proclaimed humanitarian workers have filmed their propaganda videos depicting the Syrian Arab Army as bloodthirsty savages.

The Syrian army has discovered where the White Helmets, an organization that claims to be made up of humanitarian workers and has been repeatedly blamed for creating fake propaganda against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, have been filming their videos, according to Fars News.

AFP 2018/ Msallam ABDALBASET

White Helmets Treat Alleged Chemical Attack Victims Without Protective Gear

According to the report, the place is located in the small town of Saqba in Eastern Ghouta. The army personnel reportedly also discovered cameras and film production equipment left at the site.

On Sunday, the Russian Ministry of Defense denied reports of an alleged chemical bomb being dropped on Douma, also in Eastern Ghouta, suggesting that a number of Western states as well as NGOs like the White Helmets have turned to such claims, which it called another fake, in order to undermine the achieved ceasefire.

We strongly deny these claims and announce our readiness to send Russian experts in radiation, chemical and biological defense to Douma after its liberation from terrorists to gather evidence, which would prove that the allegations of chemical weapons use was staged, said Major General Yuri Yevtushenko, commander of the Russian Center for Syria Reconciliation.

The Syrian government has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons during the war, saying it doesnt need such measures to stop the terrorists, Fars reports.

The chemical fabrications, which did not serve the terrorists and their sponsors in Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta, will not serve them today either, as the Syrian state is determined to end terrorism in every square inch of Syrian territory, reads the Syrian governments statement on the alleged Douma chemical attack.

Several media outlets have cited militants in Syria accusing the authorities in Damascus of using chemical weapons in Douma, with Jaysh al-Islam claiming that government forces dropped a chemical bomb in Eastern Ghouta.

One month before the incide...


Trumps Boss Orders Him to Hit Syria Philosophers Stone

Israel sure got lucky with that Syrian chemical False Flag, it got the worlds attention away from the IDF mass-murdering Gazans protesting their enslavement in the worlds largest concentration camp.

Amazing how that works.

Lets give a handor maybe a headto their buddies in the Syrian White Helmets.

The moderate rebels evacuated from Ghouta



Link UK Against Fluoridation

Date: Wednesday April 11

Time: 9:00 PM Eastern USA time zone (6:00 PM Pacific)

Webinar Link: GO HERE

If you remember, Dr. Curatola was one of our guests on GMOs Revealed. His shocking revelations on the dangers of fluoride in our drinking water made all of us think twice before getting a glass full from the tap...

And during this webcast, he'll update us on the latest findings regarding this issue as well as other dangerous fertilizer byproducts that may be slowly seeping into our freshwater resources.

So it's critical that you're on this upcoming webcast--and get others there also. Please forward this email to friends, family, and loved ones so they can join us too.

We'll continue to bring you the truth.

With Purpose,


Noch ein Leserbrief zu Notstrom-Generatoren:Nach hren ... Fefes Blog

Noch ein Leserbrief zu Notstrom-Generatoren:

Nach hren sagen kamen da drei Trafos auf Tieflader an. Und es waren Netztechniker vom Versorger vor Ort. Geraten: Trafobrand oder Kurzschluss im Trafo. Externes Netz weg und die Diesel konnten sich nicht zeitnah syncen.

Normalerweise macht man den Dieseltest nicht im Schwarzfall sondern nimmt die einzeln in Betrieb und lsst dann aufsynchronisieren. Das bildet aber nicht den Schwarzfall ab. Dort mssen dann mehrere einzelne Diesel gegeneinander synchronisiert werden (ohne das starre Netz von auen). Das dauert dann irre Lange (im Vergleich) besonders wenn die Last schwankt.

Bei modernen Anlagen wird erst ein Generator angeworfen, vorbelastet mit Heizwiderstnden (Lastwechsel von 0 auf 100% geht nie, deswegen belastet man vor mit ~50%) und dann auf den alles weitere synchronisiert. Eventuell ist da etwas schief gelaufen (Lastabwurf, Schieflage, Syncverlust etc..) und dann alles aus.

Bei Hetzner in Nrnberg hat es beim Lasttest mal eine USV zerlegt. Kann auch passieren. Wenn dann die Vorsicherung kommt ist auch alles dunkel.

Update: Ein anderer Einsender widerspricht:

ich bin mit der letzten Darstellung zum NEA-Betrieb so nicht einverstanden. Ich mache das Ganze beim THW mit mobilen Anlagen, da kennt man dann ein paar verschiedene Konstellationen. Grundstzlich sind die Maschinen je nach Verwendungszweck baulich auf unterschiedliche Lastsprnge ausgelegt. Z.B. haben die "SEA"-Aggregate, die bei THW und Bundespolizei als "Lichtmasten mit Steckdose" verwendet werden, meistens Turbodiesel und reagieren verschnupft, wenn die Lastsprnge > 50% der Nennleistung betragen. Einspeisen kann man mit denen auch und es gibt die Technik auch als fest verbaute Version. Die grossen NEAs ab 175kVA sind beim THW von den Anforderungen fr Betrieb von Pumpen und anderen Groverbrauchen ausgelegt und mssen auch von (fast) 0% auf 100% springen knnen. Selbst kurzfristige berlast ist dabei erlaubt. Die alten Anlagen kommen damit auch tendenziell besser klar als die moderne Elektronik.

Im Schwarzfall wird in der Tat erst ein Generator angefahren und mit Lastwiderstnden oder anderen stabilen Lasten belastet und dann die anderen Generatoren aufsynchronisiert. Dies hat aber weniger etwas mit Lastsprngen zu tun. Es ist schlicht und ergreifend extrem schwierig, mehrere Generatoren zu synchronisieren, wenn kaum oder stark schwankende Netzlast herrscht.

Das mit den 90 Tagen Lagerung ist so nur bedingt korrekt. Richtig ist, dass sich durch die Bio-Dieselzustze noch schneller als frher Schlammablagerungen u.. im Tank bilden und diese die Filter verstopfen. Es gibt entsprechende Additive, mit denen man dieses Problem allerdings relativ gut in Griff bekommt. Die Kosten halt nur extra.

Zu der Frage Treibstoffnachfhren: wenn in Frankfurt wirklich die Dieseltanks leer gelaufen sind, dann wre das in der Tat Inkompentenz hoch drei. Bei jeder Einsatz von Notstromaggregaten ber...

Jetzt kommen hier faszinierende Mails zu Rechenzentren ... Fefes Blog

Jetzt kommen hier faszinierende Mails zu Rechenzentren und Diesel rein. Stellt sich raus: Man muss gar nicht teuren Diesel nehmen fr eine Notstromanlage, man kann auch Heizl Light nehmen.

Oh und: Wenn man aktuell Diesel kauft, kriegt man Biodiesel. Und der wird nach 90 Tagen schlecht und sollte vorher verbraucht werden oder so.


Must Watch: Former UK Ambassador to Syria Decries Mad Stampede to War Rigged Game

Peter Ford, former British ambassador to Syria, launches a brutal, incisive attack on the Wests stated motives to escalate its illegal war in Syria and in the process risk bringing the world to the very brink of nuclear Armageddon. As he tells BBC journalist Gary Robertson, we must engage our brains, not just our emotions, to understand who is most likely behind the latest alleged chemical weapons attack.


F.A.N. UK Against Fluoridation

A new video featuring both Paul and Michael should be a valuable tool for educating your friends and colleagues about FANs TSCA lawsuit and the latest evidence that fluoride lowers IQ in children.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit the particular use of a chemical that presents an unreasonable risk to the general public or susceptible subpopulations. TSCA gives EPA the authority to prohibit drinking water additives.
The Fluoride Action Network together with Food & Water Watch, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Moms Against Fluoridation and others petitioned EPA to exercise its authority to prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies. We made this request 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.
We have won the first two rounds in Federal Court. The first was the Dec 21, 2017, ruling to allow the case to go forward, thus ending EPAs effort to dismiss the case. The second ruling on Feb 7, 2018, allows us to enter new studies into consideration, something that EPA argued against.
Because of these successes we are now need to raise the funds to pay for experts to present our case before the court.
As of this morning we had raised $ 44,563 from 282 supporters. While we are moving steadily towards our goal of $75,000, which will be tripled if reach this total by May 31, the number of people with skin in the game is moving forward far more slowly.

We would like 1000 supporters to have a stake in this effort. Please join with our lawyers and experts and be part of the team to end fluoridation once and for all.
Are there any super-angels watching this who will offer an incentive to get the number of donors up? Say, offering to pledge X amount when (and if) we reach 300, or 350 or 400 or 500 or even 1000 donors. Such pledges add a little fun to the process.


North Yorkshire Police and Project Servator North Yorks Enquirer

North Yorkshire Police and Project Servator



In a recent article, I wrote that Project Servator is an initiative to disrupt reconnaissance by terrorists planning an attack. The intention being to disrupt terrorist reconnaissance at an early stage. This is an innovative and pre-emptive strategy, which is new to North Yorkshire.

Project Servator has been active in North Yorkshire since April 2017. According to a NYP statement on Project Servator:

Hostile reconnaissance is the purposeful observation of people, places, vehicles and locations with the intention of collecting information to inform the planning of a hostile act against a target. Criminals, whether extreme protest groups, organised crime or terrorists, have to conduct hostile reconnaissance in order to plan a successful attack. If we can disrupt and deter them at an early stage, it is likely they will abandon their plans.

Project Servator activity is intended to:

  • Cut crime
  • Increase community rapport, engagement and support
  • Deter would be perpetrators of hostile reconnaissance
  • Raise public confidence and reassurance

When any military installation or large public gathering can be attacked, this is clearly a necessary precaution to take, in these violent and unprecedented times. Officers from North Yorkshire Police are pictured above working with their colleagues in the Royal Military Police on Project Servitor duties.

On a personal note, I was affected by two bomb attacks by the IRA at the Depot Regiment Royal Artillery in 1981 and 1983. On both occasions the IRA cell was able to recce the area effectively, get in and plant the bomb, then get out without being spotted. No one was ever arrested for these offences and we were very lucky not to have any fatalities. I cannot help but speculate that if Project Servator type surveillance had been operating in Woolwich at the time, it may have been a different story.

It is inevitable that officers from different forces will be deployed out of their own force areas to other forces, to provide support, based on threat assessments and the timing of local public events. NYP Officers have recently been providing extra manpower to the Metropolitan Police and this is covered in this news article from the NYP website.



N.Z. - Scoop press release UK Against Fluoridation

Fluoride levels in Longburn water supply

Fluoride levels in Longburn water supply 11 April 2018
Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) and Public Health Services of MidCentral Health (PHS) advise of a recent incident relating to the fluoride dosing system at Longburn.
During routine monitoring at 1pm, Tuesday 3 April, elevated fluoride levels were detected in the Longburn community water supply. Laboratory testing confirmed the elevated levels at 8.7 mg/L, which is above the target level of 0.7 1.0 mg/L. On notification, the dosing system was immediately switched off. Samples were taken, followed by a complete flushing of the entire Longburn network.
An investigation has identified that the incorrect dosing had started on Thursday 29 March following an unauthorised change made by a contractor, and continued over the Easter holiday period. There are not expected to be any health issues related to the incident.
By 5pm on Tuesday 3 April, fluoride levels i...


Zum Stromausfall beim DE-CIX kam hier eine Mail rein, ... Fefes Blog

Zum Stromausfall beim DE-CIX kam hier eine Mail rein, die eine andere Firma in dem Rechenzentrum an ihre Kunden verschickt hat. Laut der Mail ist gegen 21:30 der Strom ausgefallen, und zwar im ganzen Rechenzentrum, und die drei Diesel-Generatoren sind auch alle ausgefallen. Gegen 2:00 war die Stromversorgung ber zwei Transformatoren wieder hergestellt, fiel aber gegen 3:00 erneut aus. Die Diesel-Generatoren waren nicht einsatzfhig. Gegen 5:30 lief es dann wieder.

Das Rechenzentrum testet angeblich einmal im Monat alle Diesel-Generatoren, das ist auch so blich.

Der Einsender berichtet, dass es da schon lnger Probleme gab, dass Kunden keine zustzlichen Rechner in Betrieb nehmen konnten, weil nicht genug Strom dagewesen wre.

Angesichts der Stromspartechniken moderner Rechner stelle ich mir gerade die Frage, ob das sein kann, dass man ein Rechenzentrum runterfahren kann, wenn man auf Servern im Rechner Last erzeugt und die pltzlich unerwartet mehr Strom ziehen.

Von der Geschichte her klingt das wie eine Verkettung unglcklicher Umstnde (und das kann durchaus sein, dass n Gerte gleichzeitig ausfallen, auch wenn das vllig unwahrscheinlich klingt), oder da liegt systemisches Versagen vor. In jedem Fall vermute ich, dass da seit gestern Anwlte die Vertrge durchgehen werden, wieviel Strafzahlung wegen Nichteinhaltung der SLAs fllig wird. Das wird auf jeden Fall noch ein teures Nachspiel haben, denke ich.

Update: Hier noch mehr Gerchtekche (mit Kommentar des Einsenders in Klammern jeweils):

Um die Mittagszeit gabs nen Transformatorenbrand eines Mainova Trafos beim FRA5 (Konnte ich nicht nachvollziehen durch Meldungen der Feuerwehr FFM oder Meldungen bei der Mainova)
Nach Puffer ber die USV lief alles auf NEA (Notstrom Ersatz Anlage - Dieselgenerator)

Um Ca 21.40 Uhr fielen diese dann aus, Ursache unbekannt (wenn man die RZten in FRA aber kennt, wei man, dass dort immer fr ca 8h Diesel lagert ;) Die 8h waren dann rum)
(Ob jetzt die Lieferung die normal vertraglich geregelt ist ausblieb oder nicht ausgelst wurde wei man nicht)
Es erfolgte dann zwar ein kurzer Fallback auf die USV aber das brachte es dann auch nicht mehr...
Zu guter letzt konnten die Tore vom Campus nicht mehr aufgefahren werden und mussten durch Einsatz von Werkzeug teildemontiert werden.
(Die hatten wohl keinen Strom mehr und sind aus Sicherheitsgrnden nicht zum Handbetrieb ausgelegt)
Ca. um 4 hatte die mainova den Transformator instandgesetzt, bzw. Ersatz beschafft und eingebaut
Die NEA Dieselgeneratoren sind sind derzeit nicht betriebsbereit (was fr nen Lastabwurf durch Kraftstoffmangel spricht)

Wohlgemerkt: Gerchtekche. Aber dass die bei ihren Tests die Dieselnachschub-Aufstockung nicht mittesten und das dann nicht klappt, das klingt plausibel.

Update: Oh wow, es gibt da drauen gerade eine Menge echt bellauniger DE-CIX-Kunden. Die sind vor allem ungehalten ber die Krisenkommunikation, weil...


Facebook is a Monster Too Big to Control Philosophers Stone

The CEO who started the year telling investors that 2018 would be all about making sure that Facebook isnt just fun to use, but also good for peoples well-being and for society, has now assumed the manner and appearance of a post-toga-party penitent atoning for the way he trashed your parents basement.

In other words, he described a company that has yet to graduate from short pants, a company that as Zuckerberg himself testified has figured out privacy and policy issues reactively, or as others might say, on the go. Good news: with each and every passing day Facebook is getting better at that, including developing new AI tools that will do a better job of identifying fake accounts being used to identify false information.




June 11, 2018: A Day Against Oblivion Contra Info

June 11th is an international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners. A spark in the eternal night of state repression. A day set aside for honoring those who have been stolen from us. On this day, we share in songs, events, and actions to celebrate our captured comrades and loved ones. In years past, June 11th celebrations have been international and wide-ranging from potlucks with friends to various inspiring attacks; fundraising benefits and prisoner letter writing nights to all of the untold and unknown ways we keep the flame alive.

Building up to this day, each year several of us come together to discuss and reflect on lessons from years past and to renew this call for continuous solidarity. This year we invite you to explore and ponder with us how maintaining support for long-term prisoners depends directly on sustaining the movements and struggles we all remain part of. How can we expect to continue through decades of support as movements, groups, and people come and go, burn out, and get caught in the exhausting ebbs
and flows of struggle? Going deeper, what can we learn from long-term prisoners and their legacies of solidarity? How can we sustain and improve the health of our movements, and in turn strengthen that support?

Over the last several years, critiques of incarceration have flourished, often resulting in a myriad of prisoner support efforts and projects. Embodying stability, commitment, and longevity are prisoners from Black liberation, the New Left, indigenous movements, and those who have unceasingly supported them for decades. In addition to these efforts, there has been an upsurge in organizing against mass incarceration itself. Though smaller groups had been pioneering these sentiments for many years prior, it is encouraging to see more people taking up this work. There has also been an extension of efforts to support prison rebels who have been engaging in everything from work strikes to burning and trashing entire units on the inside. At the same time, more and more
projects are critiquing the state itself identifying that it is upheld by the pillars of prisons and police. Finally, there are more efforts
aimed at addressing the needs of queer and trans...


Western-Eurasian standoff coming to a head in the Syrian theatre The Vineyard of the Saker

by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker blog In his article (, The Saker relayed the mood of Russian experts regarding the recent Western acts of brazen intimidations and unsubstantiated allegations


Who the hell is the prince of this world? The Vineyard of the Saker

by Laurent Guynot for the Saker Blog Laurent Guynot is the author or From Yahweh to Zion: Jealous God, Chosen People, Promised Land  Clash of Civilizations, translated by Kevin Barett, 2018, available


Just look at these headlines aka the writing on the wall (UPDATED!) The Vineyard of the Saker

UNSC fails to pass 3 resolutions on Syria chem attack as Russia calls for restraint Macron says US, UK & France to decide on response to alleged Syria chem attack


Book Review: Radical Unionism Anarkismo

17318527.jpgThis is a critical review of 'Radical Unionism' by Ralph Darlington, arguing that while it contains useful descriptive elements regarding the early Syndicalist movement, it also has severe analytical weaknesses.


Jess Santrich: advertencia de lo que se viene Anarkismo

Santos, el dizque presidente de la pazJess Santrich es el primero que buscan encarcelar y extraditar, pero la intencin del gobierno y del bloque oligrquico es ver a toda la dirigencia y tambin la base- fariana tras las rejas, deportada o muerta.


[Madrid] Antonio Morillo will always remain in our anarchist memory Contra Info

Morillo, the Struggle continues CNT-AIT

Antonio Morillo, an anarcho-syndicalist related to cleaning section of the Madrid Metro, died at home before he reached the age of 40, leaving behind a 4-year-old daughter and the love of your life.

We would like to remember this comrade who was always firm and combative in the fight against the bosses. There can be no social peace until workwomen and workmen emancipation is achieved

He will always stay in our anarchist memory.

Health and Rage.

Source: The issue n8 of Amotinadxs, April, (monthly info sheet of the Local Anarquista Motn, in Spanish), received on 9.4.2018.

in German l Portuguese


Taking the World to the Brink Rigged Game

Civilization itself is being put in peril so that the West can continue supporting sectarian armed groups seeking to overthrow the Assad government, in violation of international law and the UN Charter

By Rick Sterling and cross-posted from Consortium Dreams

Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they are now pressing for a direct US attack on Syria.

As a dangerous prelude, Israeli jets flying over Lebanese airspace fired missiles against the T4/Tiyas Airbase west of Palmyra following reports on Sunday of a chemical weapons attack in Douma, a suburb of Damascus under rebel contorl.

As reported at Tass, the Chief of Russias General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, predicted the alleged use of chemicals almost a month ago. The report from March 13 says, Russia has hard facts about preparations for staging the use of chemical weapons against civilians by the government forces. After the provocation, the US plans to accuse Syrias government forces of using chemical weapons furnish the so-called evidence and Washington plans to deliver a missile and bomb strike against Damascus government districts.

Gerasimov noted that Russian military advisors are staying in the Syrian Defense Ministrys facilities in Damascus and in the event of a threat to our military servicemens lives, Russias Armed Forces will take retaliatory measures to target both the missiles and their delivery vehicles.

The situation is clearly fraught with the risk of sliding into international conflict between the two biggest nuclear weapons powers with all that that implies. Civilization itself is being put in peril so that the West can continue supporting sectarian armed groups seeking to overthrow the Assad government, in violation of international law and the UN Charter.

The most powerful country in the world is now led by a real estate, hotel and entertainment mogul without political experience. Behind the scenes, there is an entrenched foreign policy establishment determined to maintain and reclaim U.S. unilateral leadership of the world. American leaders fear that the U.S. is losing influence, prestige and power around the world. Israel and Saudi Arabia are seing their designs on regional dominance failing



Please Think Again, NYMR North Yorks Enquirer

A Letter to the Editor from Margaret DIXON in response to the Enquirers recent publication of the TIM HICKs article NYMR Railway in Wartime Weekend Controversy, lamenting the cancellation of one part of the the event on grounds of perhaps an excess of political correctness.


Dear sirs,

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Railway in Wartime Weekend

Having been to this event for many years, I read with utter disgust that the German re enactment has now been cancelled at Levisham station.

What an absolute pity, as this did actually happen during the war, and I am sure that along with what the British did, and the Germans, it becomes educational for children.

Maybe some adults wish to forget the war but we should never forget those that lost there lives British, Germans, Italians,Poles, etc.

I wonder what is coming next which uniform is going to be banned, are we going to be stopped wearing real furs?

I do think  that you (NYMR) should sit round the table again and have another think, as this brings pleasure for thousands of people.

Yours sincerely (still disgusted),

1940 child.

Margaret Dixon


How the truth is murdered by the media The Vineyard of the Saker

This was sent to me by a friend today:


Russias New Weapons and their Implications for Brazil The Vineyard of the Saker

by Ruben Bauer Naveira for the Saker blog Originally published in Portuguese in Jornal GGN What impact will Putins announcement of Russias new weapons have on Brazil? That


Creating Russophobia: From the Great Religious Schism to Anti-Putin Hysteria now available in English The Vineyard of the Saker

Dear friends, Guy Mettans book on Russophobia (which I reviewed here: is now available in English here: A very good read indeed!  I recommend you get the book The


*** UPDATE *** Missing Seamer Woman Found North Yorks Enquirer

*** UPDATE *** Missing Seamer Woman Found

The 52 year old woman, Denise Hunter, from Seamer, has been found safe. Mrs Hunter was found on Farmland near Seamer. North Yorkshire Police thanks the public for their support with this appeal.

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Russia, Syria Say Gas Attack Never Happened or Was a False-Flag Operation Philosophers Stone

by Sarah Lee

Russia is warning of grave repercussions as the U.S. weighs a response to a chemical gas attack in Douma a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, Syria that reportedly killed 60 and seriously injured at least 1,000 others; and is additionally requesting an inspection of the site of the attack to prove it either didnt happen or was staged by Western-backed insurgents.

As President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip to South America this week (Vice President Mike Pence will make the trip instead) reportedly to deal with the growing crisis in the region for which he said Russia is partially responsible due to their backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Russia and Iran are supporting Assad as he warns of a response to an air strike on a Syrian military base the three nations blame on Israel.

Moscows and Damascus claims that a gas attack may never have happened were met with incredulity Monday at a UN Security Council meeting where both the French envoy to the UN and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley took exception to the suggestion.

The French UN envoy, Francois Delattre, said the symptoms of the victims suggested that they had been exposed to a powerful neurotoxic agent, combined with chlorine to enhance its lethal effect. Delattre added that only Syrian forces had the means and the motive to make such weapons and carry out such an attempt.

The US ambassador, Nikki Haley, lashed out at Moscow for its unstinting backing of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian leader. She referred to Moscow as the Russian regime, whose hands are all covered in the blood of Syrian children.

Moscows ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, countered the accusations and said that Russia is being unpardonably threatened. Nebenzia insisted that Russian investigators had determined that any evidence of a gas attack was merely a false-flag operation staged by rebels trained by US special forces.

There was no chemical weapons attack, Nebenzia told the council. Through the relevant channels we already conveyed to the US that armed forces under mendacious pretext against Syria where, at the request of the legitimate government of a country, Russian troops have been deployed could lead to grave repercussions.



Look which way the praise is going AAV

Nick Griffin is the forgotten man of extreme-right politics. Not only was he deposed as the leader of the BNP, that whole party has now completely collapsed into oblivion after UKIP nicked all their support. But despite the UK political landscape being better off without him, mainstream media hacks have suddenly propelled him back in the limelight after he said he supports Jeremy Corbyn's opposition to airstrikes in Syria.

Interestingly just the day before Griffin's comments, it was revealed that actual members of the Tory party youth organisation Activate had been praising the likes of Britain first and the former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, and plotting to use their divisive hate-mongering tactics to win votes for the Tory party.

Any idiot can see that in the case of Activate the praise was coming from inside the Tory party, and being given to disgusting neo-fascist hatemongers who have inspired at least two deadly extreme-right terrorist attacks, and that Nick Griffin's praise was coming from outside the Labour Party.

But somehow one of these things was splashed all over the mainstream news, and the other was only covered on a couple of independent left-wing blogs.

Aside from the fact that it's grotesque for mainstream media hacks to resurrect Nick Griffin from the politically dead solely for the purpose of smearing Labour, there's a massive hypo...


Berlin, Germany: Courtdate in the eviction case against the groundfloor of Rigaer 94 Contra Info

OUR IDEAS ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE Courtdate in the eviction case against the groundfloor of Rigaer 94

In Court

On the 14th of May 09:00 AM, the doors of the court will open up again to enforce German law.
The discussion will revolve around paragraphs that were created to protect and perpetuate the capitalist system,
paragraphs that value property the highest of all. On this date of course, judiciary, the senate and the owner will try anything to leave the courtroom with an eviction title. This letterbox company will try to enforce the claim, that stones put on top of each other are their property. Little later they will try to take our spaces violently, breaking in with hundreds of their uniformed bandogs.They will think themselves victorious.

When we oppose them in the courtroom we are not hoping for any kind of justice. Whoever believes that despite countless examples of counter evidence, the dignity and freedom of people plays any role at all in capitalism, only shuts their eyes, ignores reality and stagnates in submission to the authorities that oppress us violently everyday. It should be clear to all of us, that our ideas
can not be judged at the bar. Yes, its about our house, places to connect, an infrastructure, the Kadterschmiede and the youth club. But whats determining those places are our ideas, and those are about the whole picture. We dont want a piece of the cake, we want the whole bakery. Its about adopting a strong stance on the question who can make decisions about other peoples lives, be it by property claims, with the baton in their hand or with law and order. For us its about the fight for a self-led life, living together in solidarity. The fight against ostracism and individualizations, against being forced to work and consume here in the capitalist City. Its about organizing the resistance against gentrification and state-control, to be a part of this resistance and to push the various struggles happening in this city.

A short retrospective..
During the three weeks when our house was besieged in the summer of 2016, after the eviction of the whole ground floor on the 22.06., we primarily felt the broad solidarity and the numerous actions empowering us, besides all t...


Video Shows Israeli Interrogators Making Threats Against Family of Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Philosophers Stone

According to IMEU and multiple press accounts, one of the men involved in Tamimis questioning was also a member of the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate, something that Pollak described as highly unusual for such cases. Ive personally seen dozens, if not hundreds, of similar interrogation sessions, and have never seen a military intelligence officer take any part in one, Pollak said.

According to statistics compiled by the Israeli human rights organization BTselem, 356 Palestinian minors were being held in Israeli military detention as of the end of February 2018. A 2016 report by Human Rights Watch cited widespread abuses of children held in Israeli detention facilities in the occupied West Bank, including beatings, verbal humiliation, and extended periods of handcuffing in cold temperatures.

The video of Tamimis interrogation comes in the wake of widespread international scrutiny of Israel over its treatment of Palestinian demonstrators, in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In recent weeks, dozens of unarmed Palestinians have been shot and killed while protesting the ongoing blockade of Gaza, including journalist Yasser Murtaja, who was killed by an Israeli sniper despite wearing a PRESS jacket. Despite worldwide news coverage of the Israeli crackdowns, the United States voted this week to block a U.N. Security Council statement that supported an investigation into the killings and affirmed the right of Palestinians to demonstrate peacefully.




Earthquake 4.7 R rattles the Cyclades and the Dodecanese Keep Talking Greece

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richer scale stroke the South Aegean Sea at 06:56 p.m. on Tuesday and rattled the islands of the Cyclades group and the Dodecanese. The epicenter was in the sea area 21 km North-West off the island of Astypalaia and South-East off the island of Amorgos. It occurred in a depth

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AngloZionist options (intermediate report) UPDATED The Vineyard of the Saker

An AngloZionist attack on Syria appears to be inevitable and imminent.  There is always a chance of a major pushback from some putative mentally sane, realistic and patriotic generals in


New Findings: How the Mycenaean Civilization was destroyed in 1200 BCE Keep Talking Greece

For decades, archaeologists were convinced that large earthquakes destroyed the great palaces of the Mycenaean civilization in the Peloponnese around 1200 BCE. But new research and studies of the Earthquake Hypothesis conclude that it is unlikely that seismic activity would have contributed to the fall of Mycenae. In the 1980s several findings in the most

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Train of thoughts or a wachamacole to get sleep The Vineyard of the Saker

by F.MAN for the Saker blog After reading the last articles by the Saker and worrying for some hours about the coming events that might turn into the next and


House of Lords - Fluoride: Drinking Water:Written question - HL6639 UK Against Fluoridation

Department of Health and Social Care
Fluoride: Drinking Water
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Bedford Borough Council concerning the obligation to ensure that any proposal to terminate water fluoridation schemes is only determin...


When Chinese Trash saved the world: Western lies about the Cultural Revolution The Vineyard of the Saker

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog Of the Wests the three main Reasons Why Red China is Evil and the West is Morally & Ideologically Superior propaganda campaign, the


Tsakalotos: Markets anticipate Greeces successful exit from bailout agreement Keep Talking Greece

The markets anticipate a successful exit from the bailout agreements as virtually certain and our development plans aim at a comprehensive plan that will be credible for the markets and Greek society, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Tuesday in an interview with Efimerida Ton Syntakton newspaper. He explained that the bailout agreement signed in July

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Ich dachte gerade darber nach, dass ich gerne einen ... Fefes Blog

Ich dachte gerade darber nach, dass ich gerne einen Weg htte, wenn ich im Blog auf Facebook oder Youtube oder so verlinke, dass ich dann den Link so markieren kann, dass der Browser das in einem Private-Mode-Tab ffnet.

Ist nur so eine Kurzschluss-Idee, denn das knnte man dann ja praktisch immer anwenden, auch bei allen Zeitungen mit ihren Werbenetzwerken. Und es nervt mglicherweise die User. Wahrscheinlich keine gute Idee.

Aber immer "Vorsicht: Links geht zu Facebook" dranzuschreiben kann es ja wohl auch nicht sein.

Jemand ne schlaue Idee?

Ich meine hier nicht sowas wie, wo sie blo verschiebt, wem man trauen muss. Und ich meine auch nicht "installiere einen Adblocker", weil es eben nicht mich schtzen soll (ich schtze mich schon) sondern meine Leser.


Tory supporters are dangerously detached from reality AAV

It's becoming increasingly obvious that huge numbers of Tory supporters are dangerously detached from reality, inhabiting a make believe world of ludicrous economic fairy stories and bizarre displays of fantastical thinking.

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd made the latest ridiculous Tory appeal to fantastical thinking with her claim that there is no link  between the huge austerity-driven Tory cuts to the UK police force since 2010 and the soaring rates of violent crime. But this kind of bizarre Tory fantastical thinking has been going on for several years.

Take the typical Tory's willingness to accept all kinds of bizarre reality-reversing economic fairy stories, when the economic evidence says that they're all complete rubbish.

Take the common Tory myth that the Conservatives always clear up Labour's economic messes, which is completely contradicted...


Russian ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzea addressing the UN SC 9 April 2018 Updated with transcript The Vineyard of the Saker

Russian ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzea addressing the UN SC in regard to an alleged chemical attack in the suburban Damascus city of Douma.     Russian Envoy to


Council of State rules self-employed EFKA contributions against Constitution Keep Talking Greece

A ruling of Greeces highest court, the Council of State, puts at risk the stability of the Unified Social Security Institution (EFKA) as it considers the social security contributions for large categories of self-employed as against the Constitution. According to media information, the CoS ruled last Friday with votes 17 vs 8 votes in favor

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London: stop new opencast coal extraction protest Freedom News

This morning Secretary of State for Communities, Sajid Javid and his colleagues were greeted with a life-size statue depicting the Secretary of State turning a blind eye to the imminent expansion of opencast coal mining in the UK. The statues creators said they were inspired to create the work and present it to Mr Javid


The Rush to War Rigged Game

These feel like extremely dangerous times.

By former UK diplomat Craig Murray and cross-posted from his blog

I have never ruled out the possibility that Russia is responsible for the attack in Salisbury, amongst other possibilities. But I do rule out the possibility that Assad is dropping chemical weapons in Ghouta. In this extraordinary war, where Saudi-funded jihadist head choppers have Israeli air support and US and UK military advisers, every time the Syrian army is about to take complete control of a major jihadist enclave, at the last moment when victory is in their grasp, the Syrian Army allegedly attacks children with chemical weapons, for no military reason at all. We have been fed this narrative again and again and again.

We then face a propaganda onslaught from neo-con politicians, think tanks and charities urging a great rain of Western bombs and missiles, and are accused of callousness towards suffering children if we demur. This despite the certain knowledge that Western military interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have had consequences which remain to this day utterly disastrous.

I fear that the massive orchestration of Russophobia over the last two years is intended to prepare public opinion for a wider military conflict centred on the Middle East, but likely to spread, and that we are approaching that endgame. The dislocation of the political and media class from the general population is such, that the levers for people of goodwill to prevent this are, as with Iraq, extremely few as politicians quake in the face of media jingoism. These feel like extremely dangerous times.


Benutzt hier jemand GNU patch?Stellt sich raus: patch ... Fefes Blog

Benutzt hier jemand GNU patch?

Stellt sich raus: patch kann ed-style diffs. Indem er sie nach ed piped. Oh und ed hat einen Shell-Escape-Mechanismus.

Update: FreeBSD hat das in ihrem patch(1) schon 2015 gefixt.

Beim DE-CIX brannte heute nacht die Luft.Update: berall ... Fefes Blog

Beim DE-CIX brannte heute nacht die Luft.

Update: berall groes Rtselraten, was denn da jetzt passiert ist. Wenn jemand was wei, freue ich mich ber Tipps und Gerchte :)


Priest arrested for hurting puppy with a crowbar on Easter Sunday Keep Talking Greece

Greek police arrested a priest on Easter Sunday for having beaten and injured a puppy on the head with a crowbar. Authorities imposed an administrative fine of 30,000 euros. Due to immediate medical care the puppy managed to have survived the brutal hit. According to local welfare organizations,  an eyewitness intervened to the brutal abuse

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Plan C: On the university pensions struggle Freedom News

Elio Di Muccio writes on the encouraging strength of recent strike action and the potential for a more radical attack against the long programme of marketisation which has afflicted higher education. The student movement which started in 2010 in protest of the tripling of tuition fees in higher education predominantly took the form of direct



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Telling It Like It Is North Yorks Enquirer

A Letter to the Editor from Scarborough Borough Councillor Rob BARNETT [Lab.] (Whitby Streonshalh), who writes to share an insiders view of the practices and policies in place at Scarborough Borough Council. Many will agree; few will dare to say so!

Councillors wishing to gainsay Councillor BARNETTs observations may do so by emailing the editor at with the words THE SYSTEM in the Subject line.


Local Democracy and The System
The enemy of democracy is complacency
The day-to-day running of local government (democracy) depends upon the use of public servants such a position is always at the behest of the public. To emphasise the point, public servants are there to serve the public; self-evident, and that is what it says on the tin.
Moving on; the custodians of public affairs, on behalf of the public, are the elected representatives, i.e. Councillors and MPs etc. This ensures that the public are sovereign and for this onerous task, they get the ultimate pay-packet, i.e. our trust. Thus, the public trust them the elected to scrutinise, question and initiate policy direction. 
The sense of frustration and hopelessness with the SBC modus operandi really starts with how decisions are made and how the direction of travel is determined.
As far as the process in SBC is concerned, we have a body of public servants who are senior well paid Officers who call themselves...



Scientists told about the negative effects of tea bags on the human body. They can cause fluorosis and joint pain.

Experts have told that tea bags contain a large amount of fluoride. They note that cheap brands, its concentration can be up to 6 times higher than in honey. It is known that fluorine is beneficial for dental enamel at low concentrations. It strengthens the teeth, bones, and takes an active part in metabolism. Fluoride has a positive effect on the immune and circulatory system, helps to fight tooth decay.
Despite all these advantages, it is only useful when consumed in small doses. Scientists say that drinking more than 4 cups of tea a day may cause excessive concentration of fluoride in the body. It contributes to the development of fluorosis of teeth and bones, leading to their destruction. Prolonged abuse of this element increases the chances of occurrence of Alzheimers disease due to the accumulation of aluminium in brain tissues.


Public health experts warn of child tooth decay epidemic UK Against Fluoridation

A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, according to new figures published by Public Health England (PHE).

Tooth extraction remains the most common reason for hospital admissions in five to nine-year-olds. PHE figures show around 141 children a day some just a year old are having teeth removed. This means around 60,000 days are missed from school during the year, as well as causing problems with eating, sleeping and even smiling.

With the governments Soft Drinks Industry Levy coming into effect on Friday last week, PHE is using its Change4Life campaign to remind parents that sugary drink, are one of the main sources of sugar in childrens diets.

Commenting on the Levy Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "A tax on sugary drinks is a positive move forward in tackling this obesity epidemic but also reversing the shocking increasing levels of tooth decay in younger people- and we also warmly welcome commitments by supermarkets to reduce sugar consumption in their own label soft drinks.

"We hope these measures will go some way in encouraging people to cut down on the amount of sugar they are consuming, but a levy on its own will not solve the obesity crisis - it must be part of a broader st...


How to cut 'added sugar' from your diet and what happens to your body when you do UK Against Fluoridation

  • The UK has introduced a tax on sugar in an effort to curb rising levels of obesity.
  • The average adult eats twice as much sugar as recommended.
  • Sugar feeds bad bacteria which erodes the surface of teeth and creates decay.
  • Sugary foods are often high in calories, and the body processes them more quickly than other energy producing foods, like fruit and nuts.
  • Luckily, there are easy ways to cut down.

The UK sugar tax has kicked in and those craving their daily fix of sweet fizz will now either have to pay more for it (Coke/Pepsi), or accept that revised recipes (Irn-Bru, Lucozade) are now altogether less sugary than before..........


USA - Letter: Green Bay City Council needs to embrace science, end fluoridation UK Against Fluoridation

GREEN BAY - Cheers to Fond du Lac, Bonduel, Gillett and Oconto Falls communities who ditched their fluoridation programs. Jeers to Green Bay Water Utility who persist in damaging teeth, promoting disease and harming brains by fluoridating public water supply. 

A few recent published studies confirming the anti-science basis of fluoridation include one in the February issue of Journal of Dental Hygiene. Dental fluorosis rose 31.6% between 2001-2002 and 2011-2012. Over half of the teens surveyed had white or tan splotches on their teeth. 

February peer-review Nature published fluoride depressed human thyroid hormones in standard concentration of less than 0.5 mg/L. The Green Bay Water Utility maintains almost double that concentration at 0.7mg/L by adding hydrofluorosilicic acid to our water supply. 

Also in February, a federal lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was green-lighted to present over 300 studies documenting fluoride's neurotoxic effects, including one funded by EPA and NIH. 

The History Departments at Ohio State University and Miami University published Toxic Treatment: Fluoride's Transformation from Industrial Waste to Public Health Miracle in their March issue of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. They concluded that "the only significant problem that would arise from an end of water fluoridation is that the Florida phosphate industry would have to find a different way no doubt one more expensive and less convenient to dispose of its toxic water." 

Its time for the City Council to embrace science. Be proactive. Protect human health and children's brains. How many more must be harmed before our council ends fluoridation?  

Brenda Staudenmaier 


New Zealand UK Against Fluoridation

Fluoride evidence

JEAN Park (ODT, 5.4.18) asks if those opposing fluoridation have ac...


Google Chrome Caught Scanning Files On Peoples Computers Philosophers Stone

Chris Menahan










On top of tracking all the websites you visit and sending it to Googles servers, Chrome web browser is now scanning all your private files in the interest of safety.

From Vice:

The browser you likely use to read this article scans practically all files on your Windows computer. And you probably had no idea until you read this. Dont worry, youre not the only one.

Last year, Google announced some upgrades to Chrome, by far the worlds most used browserand the one security pros often recommend. The company promised to make internet surfing on Windows computers even cleaner and safer adding what The Verge called basic antivirus features. What Google did was improve something called Chrome Cleanup Tool for Windows users, using software from cybersecurity and antivirus company ESET.

Upgrades, security pros often recommend

Truly embarrassing.

In practice, Chome on Windows looks through your computer in search of malware that targets the Chrome browser itself using ESETs antivirus engine. If it finds some suspected malware, it sends metadata of the file where the malware is stored, and some system information, to Google. Then, it asks you to for permission to remove the suspected malicious file. (You can opt-out of sending information to Google by deselecting the Report details to Google checkbox.)



China to Make Rain Over Area 3 Times the Size of Spain Philosophers Stone

Weather manipulation no, no such thing.

Since 2013 China has been creating 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year. The country is now embarking on its biggest rainmaking project ever.

In terms of the plan, announced this month, Chinese authorities intend to force rainfall and snow over 1.6 million sq km (620,000 sq miles), an area roughly three times the size of Spain.

According to media reports, the government will use new military weather-altering technology developed by the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The country plans to build tens of thousands of combustion chambers on Tibetan mountainsides. The chambers will burn a solid fuel, which will result in a spray of silver iodide billowing towards the sky.




Syria Chemical Attack Philosophers Stone

It has long been in the cards, to set off WW3 via a conflict between Israel and Iran.
Seems like they are trying to do that.

Iran: 3 Revolutionary Guards Dead in Israeli Attack on Syria

Irans semi-official news agency FARS reported Monday that three Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps troops were among the 14 personnel reported killed in a missile strike on a Syrian airbase overnight.

Two U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News that Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian airbase and that the White House was informed about the attack in advance. The airstrikes followed international condemnation of a suspected chemical attack Saturday on a rebel-held town by Syrian President Bashar al-Assads government forces.

The Tiyas airbase near the city of Homs is also known as T4 and was also the target of last years airstrikes ordered by President Trump. Syrian state news initially said the U.S. was most likely behind the attack, before Russia named Israel as the attacker; Syrian spokespeople then changed their assessment to also blame Israel. In February, Israeli officials said Iranian drones launched from the site crossed into its airspace. On Sunday, President Trump warned there would be a big price to pay for the suspected gas attack on the rebel-held town of Ghouta that is believed to have killed at least 40 people, including children.




Santiago, Chile: Javier Recabarren present in Combatant Youth March 29 and every dayout in the street! Contra Info

Javier Recabarren present in Combatant Youth March 29 and every day out in the street! (A)

Banner in memory of comrade Javier Recabarren


During the Day of the Young Combatant we have made a banner in memory of the anarchist Javier Recabarren who died three years ago, run over by a transantiago bus.

Their action mode, relative to street battle and anti-speciesism calls, or anti-prison in short, your participation on the broad anti-authoritarian struggle continues present in our memory.  He was a comrade, a affine brother that we bring to the street, by means this minimal propaganda gesture, from somewhere in Santiago.

in Spanish l Portuguese


On The Threshold of War Paul Craig Roberts The Vineyard of the Saker

UPDATE There is no longer any doubt that the criminally insane government in Washington is driving the world to the last war. UPDATE: As Americans we must face


Syrian War Report April 9, 2018: Another Chemical Attack Story Triggers Escalation In Region The Vineyard of the Saker Another chemical attack story is developing over Syria putting the war-torn country on the edge of a new regional conflict. On April 5, Jaish al-Islam, the group which controls


Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/04/09 Open Thread The Vineyard of the Saker

2018/04/09 23:30:01Welcome 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


After a String of Corporate Scandals & Collapses, Big Four Accounting Giants Face Breakup in the UK Rigged Game

UK regulators may be on the verge of doing something right, but doubts remain over how genuine their stated intentions are.

Following a string of corporate scandals and collapses, the UKs top accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), has called for an inquiry to explore the possibility of breaking the audit arms of the Big Four accounting firms KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Price WaterhouseCoopers into separate pieces. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) should look into the possibility of audit only firms in a bid to enhance competition in the sector, said FRC chief executive Stephen Haddrill.

Theres a strong case to be made for taking such drastic action. Having extended their tentacles into just about every facet of business administration, from accountancy and auditing to legal and tax consultancy, while wiping out or gobbling up many of their smaller rivals, the Big Four firms have grown horrendously large and conflicted.

Time and again they have signed off on accounts that were demonstrably faulty and allowed the management of large companies all over the world, such as the UKs Carillion, Spains Abengoa, Japans Olympus, and the UKs two biggest banking failures, HBOS and RBS, to mask the true state of their financial health. In the case of Spains Abengoa, its auditor, Deloitte, was seemingly unable to detect blatant flaws in the companys accounting that were flagged up a year earlier by a 17-year old student with only basic secondary school knowledge of economics

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The Campaign to Exterminate Muslims Rigged Game

Islam has been replaced by a xenophobic cartoon version, an image that, to use the words of Frantz Fanon, is the quintessence of evil.

By Chris Hedges and cross-posted from truthdig

The Israeli armys wanton slaughter of unarmed Palestinians trapped behind the security barriers in Gaza evokes little outrage and condemnation within the United States because we have been indoctrinated into dehumanizing Muslims. Islam is condemned as barbaric and equated with terrorism. The resistance struggle against foreign occupation, whether in Afghanistan, Iraq or Gaza, sees Muslims demonized as the enemy. Muslims are branded as irrational and inclined to violence and terrorism by their religious beliefs. We attack them not for what they do but because we see them as being different from us. We must eradicate them to save ourselves. And thus we perpetuate the very hatred and counterviolence, or terrorism, that we fear.

Muslims in this age of racialized authoritarianism have been stripped of due process in our courts and are subjectas Abid Naseer and Haroon Aswatwere in Britain before being extradited to the United Statesto pretrial incarceration for years. They endure police brutality and secret trials, are convicted on secret evidence they cannot see and suffer long-term detention in solitary confinement, often in clandestine prisons known as black sites. They are kidnapped anywhere in the world and taken, hooded, drugged and shackled, to the secret sites. They are tortured through savage methods such as beatings, walling, sexual humiliation, close confinement, prolonged isolation, water dousing, electric shocks, waterboarding and so-called rectal rehydration. Their citizenships are revoked. Their communities and mosques are harassed, infiltrated and monitored by law enforcement. Muslim children are viewed as future terrorists. Muslim women as breeders of terrorists. Muslim men as dangerous. We are the maniacal Kurtz in Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness, keeping the heads of savages on stakes outside our fortress and crying out Exterminate all the brutes!

We have declared a worldwide war on Muslims. Muslims, who read us better than we read ourselves, are rising up to resist. Hundreds of t...


#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #wien #vienna #wienberlin... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #wien #vienna #wienberlin #spritzwein #understatement #eh #streetphotography #dailylife #blackandwhite #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #picoftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss


A performance was shown during a rally of hundreds Syrians in... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.

A performance was shown during a rally of
hundreds Syrians in Berlin. It symbolized the deep grief and desperation of the people in Syria and drew attention on the situation of the people in besieged Ghouta. In the recent days up to 400 people were killed by attacks of the regime forces of Bashar al-Assad and his closest ally Russia. 02/24/2018.
#berlin #syria #freesyria #revolution #uprising #struggle #freedom #democracy #humanrights #save_aleppo #idlibgasattack #saveghouta #warcrime #rally  #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #photooftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss


Greek Easter and Christos Anesti with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Keep Talking Greece

Tom Hanks is the most favorite Greek Orthodox Hollywood star. As every year since 1988, he joins the celebrations for Jesus Resurrection at midnight Saturday on Greek Orthodox Easter. And the rich feast the day after. Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson, actresses Nia Vardalos and Melina Kanakaridi So a bishop and a priest walk into

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SHOT! North Yorks Enquirer

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and thirty-sixth 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.



Thursday, 05 April


Donald MacKenzie: On Short Selling London Review of Books

Theres a limit to how much you can learn while sitting at your desk reading the footnotes to balance sheets. Sometimes, a short seller has to become a field worker. Look at the website of Muddy Waters Research, for example, and notice the attention it pays to the physical world: precipitous, hairpin mountain roads down which huge volumes of timber would have to be hauled; satellite images of the possibly crumbling walls of a giant opencast mine; a solitary lorry idling outside what one might have expected to be a busy factory.

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