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The Odyssey is much harder to translate than The Iliad. One persons interpolation or historical curiosity will be another persons moment of deep psychological insight. That problem is compounded by the subject matter and social world of the poem. It is full of travellers and strangers who might be gods, or con men, or, like much enduring godly Odysseus of the many wiles himself, a little bit of both. So no one ever quite knows whats going on. A swineherd might turn out to be an abducted prince. A Cyclops might greet a stranger who addresses it politely by bashing the brains out of one of his companions as if he were a puppy. A good king might politely offer a wary welcome and food, listen to a strangers story, and then after a tactful delay ask who he is and where he is from. And then the guest might lie.
The scene was set for the rise of an extreme sectarian movement. There would be no shortage of foot soldiers: Comolli points out that with a population approaching 200 million, Nigeria has the highest number of non-attending schoolchildren in the world: 10.5 million in 2010, the last year for which figures are available. Most are concentrated in the north, where 70 per cent of the population is illiterate. All that was needed was an eloquent figure who could applaud the governors embrace of sharia while pointing out that they fell far short of the code of conduct they favoured.
Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiros point is that for all its problems, the New World Order is better than the Old. Theirs is a valuable reminder that law matters and that international co-operation is not a utopia, but a functioning reality. Recently, it has been hard to hear that truth above the din produced by bad actors, like Putin and Trump, and by criticism of the neoliberal order from the left and the populist right, which obscures the positive effects of internationalism. Whats more, we take for granted a world in which the assumption is that countries will not engage in war.
The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 8 (26 April 2018)
CoSoSys announced the latest update of its award-winning flagship Data Loss Prevention product, Endpoint Protector 5.1, which brings added functionalities to key features and a boost for GDPR compliance. With only a few weeks to go until the EUs General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th, companies on both sides of the Atlantic serving European customers are rushing to reach compliance before time runs out. Placing a heavy emphasis on protecting More
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Sure, there's no doubt that this darling dog named Papi thinks
the world of his family but there is one special someone who holds
an even loftier place in his little pup heart.
This moose toy, affectionately known as Moose.
Credit: Marissa MorenoSince Papi was first gifted Moose about a year and a half ago, the two have been inseparable. Indeed, wherever Papi goes, Moose is sure to always be right there alongside him.
Credit: Marissa Moreno"The moose is like his little friend," Papi's sister Marissa Moreno told The Dodo. "Whenever he gets stressed or needs attention, he runs to grab his toy."
Credit: Marissa MorenoWhat Papi has been blissfully unaware of, however, is that there's never been just one Moose.
IBM researchers have created the Adversarial Robustness Toolbox, an open-source library to help researchers improve the defenses of real-world AI systems. Attacks against neural networks have recently been flagged as one of the biggest dangers in our modern world where AI systems are increasingly getting embedded in many technologies we use and depend on daily. Adversaries can sometimes tamper with them even if they dont know much about them, and breaking the system could result More
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A group of researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have proposed a practical security scheme that would allow secure communications between a widely used implantable neurostimulator an electrical brain implant used to treat a number of medical issues and its external device programmer. Other researchers have already noted that motivated attackers could find ways to hack brain implants due to their poor or inexistent security, and have pointed out that, while the current risk More
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At least 12 people have been killed and 1 341 families affected by severe weather since the start of the current rainy season in Colombia (April - May), the country's National Disaster Risk Management Agency (UNRGD) reports. Since the start of the season, the...... Read more
A major, fatal rockslide event took place at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain on Monday, April 16, 2018, killing at least 2 people. According to first estimates, this rock slope failure had a mass of about 50 000 tonnes and a volume of 20 000 cubic meters (706 300...... Read more
JAKARTA The Indonesian government is preparing to punish state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina over a major oil spill stemming from one of its undersea pipelines in eastern Borneo last month. An official investigation of the spill in Balikpapan Bay, in the province of East Kalimantan, which was first reported on March 31, found faults in the companys operational procedures. Among the findings by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry: the Pertamina refinery in Balikpapan, which was served by the pipeline, lacked both an early-warning system and an automated monitoring system. If the system was good, there wouldnt have been [a delay] of five to seven hours [before the oil spill was detected] and no need [to wait] until a fire broke out, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on the sidelines of a hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta. An automated monitoring system would have alerted Pertamina immediately to changes in the pressure level in the pipeline, and thus allowed the firm to respond swiftly, Siti said. Instead, it took Pertamina four days to admit that the oil spill came from its 20-year-old pipe. By then, the slick had spread across an area greater than the city of Paris. Their emergency systems response to the leak from the pipe was very slow, said Rasio Ridho Sani, the environment ministrys director general for law enforcement. Thats why there needs to be an improvement. Part of that initial response involved setting fire to the slick
The ruptured pipeline moves a mix of iron ore dust and water under pressure. When the pipe broke the mining material shot high into the air, then flowed away, contaminating a local river and pastureland. Image courtesy of MPMG On 12 March, Anglo American Brasil halted iron ore production in Minas Gerais state after the rupture of a mineral duct in the rural area of Santo Antnio do Grama, which leaked 318 tons of mining material into a local stream near its EB2 pumping station. Seventeen days later, on 29 March, a second pipeline leak occurred only 200 meters (656 feet) away from the first. It spilled 647 tons of iron ore, including 174 tons into the Santo Antnio do Grama River as well as contaminating nearby pastureland according to IBAMA, Brazils environmental agency. The mining company stated that the accident was caused by a failure in a weld, according to the communications office of the Secretary of State and Environment (SEMAD) of Minas Gerais. Heavy equipment moves in to try to deal with the Anglo American pipeline iron ore spill in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Image courtesy of MPMG The iron ore duct, which allows ore powder to remain suspended in water for transport, is part of Anglo American Brasils Minas-Rio system a US$ 3.6 billion project intended to carry ore to the Atlantic Ocean export terminal Port of Au in Rio de Janeiro state. The Brazilian company is a subsidiary of Anglo American, a transnational global mining firm based in London. On 10 April, IBAMA charged Anglo
Denis Hayes was the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970, and he took the event to the international stage in 1990. He is board chair of the international Earth Day Network, and President of the Bullitt Foundation. Earth Day 2018 is slated for April 22 and focuses on plastic pollution, so Mongabay took the opportunity to ask him about this years event and find out what else is on the mind of this key leader of the international environmental movement. INTERVIEW WITH DENIS HAYES Erik Hoffner for Mongabay: What was the impetus for the first Earth Day, nearly 50 years ago now? Denis Hayes: There were hundreds of important environmental issues before the first Earth Day: DDT & bird deaths. Air & water pollution. Oil spills. Herbicide use in Southeast Asia. Wilderness areas. But they were commonly viewed as unrelated. One prominent leader actually asked me, What the hell does air pollution have to do with birds? Earth Day took all these myriad strands and wove them into the fabric of modern environmentalismlinked by a coherent set of values and grounded in an ecological framework. When added together, they formed the basis for a formidable new political force. New York Times front page, April 1970. Mongabay: Whats the theme of this years Earth Day, and how can people get involved? Denis Hayes: The 2018 theme is End Plastic Pollution. There is not much that the average person can do about the Pacific Garbage Patch or to ban
Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist known for her work to care for and return orphaned elephants to the wild, died of breast cancer on April 12 at the age of 83. Her husband, David, was the first warden at Kenyas largest national park, Tsavo East. After his death in 1977, she started the Nairobi-based David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Daphne Sheldrick pioneered methods to rear milk-dependent elephant and rhino orphans. The organization, responsible for rearing more than 200 baby elephants to date, said that other orphanages around the world have used this knowledge to save other animals separated from their mothers. Daphne Sheldrick and her daughter Angela with Eleanor, an elephant that Daphne raised. Image The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Daphnes legacy is immeasurable and her passing will reverberate far and wide, because the difference she has made for conservation in Kenya is unparalleled, said Sheldricks daughter, Angela, in a statement from the organization. Angela Sheldrick has been its CEO for 17 years. From the daily chores required to nurture orphan elephants and other wildlife, to speaking out for the protection of wild elephants, Daphne Sheldrick lived a life driven by her belief that elephants, and other wild species, have a right to live a free and protected life just like us, the trust said. Research published in 2016 found that African elephant numbers are sliding by 8 percent every year. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust now fields teams that have gotten rid of more than 125,000 snares and have assisted in
Der neueste Bellingcat-Scoop: Belgische Firmen haben 96 Tonnen Sarin-Precursor-Chemikalien nach Syrien geschickt.
Sarin, huh? Die Chemiewaffe?
Hmm, was fr ein Precursor ist denn das?
Since EU sanctions from September 2013 made export licences compulsory for the export of isopropanol to Syria in concentrations of 95% or higher, Syrian Archive and Knack can report that Belgian companies exported 96 tonnes of isopropanol, a sarin precursor, to Syria between 2014 and 2016.Wie, Moment, was? Isopropanol? Das, das man auf Amazon klicken kann? Das Lsungs- und Reinigungsmittel? Wo auf der Wikipedia-Seite nicht mal erwhnt wird, dass das was mir Sarin zu tun haben knnte?
Die Trkei verlngert den Ausnahmezustand und zieht die Parlaments- und Prsidentschaftswahlen vor. Die waren ursprnglich fr Ende 2019 geplant, aber Erdogan kann offensichtlich dem Reiz seines neuen Prsidialsystems nicht widerstehen.
Die britische Rundfunkaufsicht Ofcom prft Russia Today wegen ihrer Berichterstattung ber den Skripal-Fall. RT habe mglicherweise die vorgeschriebene Unparteilichkeit verletzt.
18/04/2018 - BUENOS AIRES Luca Bulat, a 19-year-old medical student, was dancing on the steps of the congressional palace in Buenos Aires as she looked out on a crowd of abortion rights demonstrators ...
Creeping Sharia, April 17, 2018: 9/11 was just the first notable battle in the Islamic takeover of the United States. As we noted a few weeks ago, the Ongoing Islamization of America Muslims Going Hyper Political. Its much worse than Continue reading
Trisquel GNU/Linux is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution which features free and open source software exclusively. The project's latest release, Trisquel 8.0 "Flidas", is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and includes support through to the year 2021. "The biggest internal change to the default edition is the switch from GNOME....
18, 2018 
A friend of mine once suggested that there should be a support group for burned-out former hackerspace directors. We could have our own Village of the Damned at summer camps, where wed sit moodily in the gathering twilight sipping our bourbon and Club Mate and decrying whatever misfortunes came to our space to leave such visible mental scars, or gazing hollow-eyed into the laser-tinged haze and moving gently to the pulse of the chiptune music. See thats Jenny over there, she dont say much. Hackerspace noir, where the only entry criterion is being crazy enough to stand for election to your spaces board.
You can tell [Dr. Seuss] is thinking about his next volume: How The Grinch Stole Whoville Hackspace. Al Ravenna, World Telegram [Public domain]....
A new study published in Nature finds that the surge in sea temperatures during the 2016 bleaching event led to an immediate and long-lasting die-off of coral.
This, in turn, led to vast swathes of the reef being transformed into highly altered, degraded systems, which are now vulnerable to total ecological collapse, the authors conclude.
The large-scale loss of coral is a harbinger of further radical shifts in the condition and dynamics of all ecosystems, they add, if global action on climate change fails to limit warming to 1.5-2C above the pre-industrial baseline.
The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef, stretching 2,300km from Papua New Guinea to the coast of Queensland, Australia. Over the past two decades, the Great Barrier Reef has seen four mass bleaching events, most recently in 2016 and 2017.
Coral bleaching is primarily caused by prolonged exposure to high sea temperatures. Under continued heat stress, the corals expel the tiny colourful algae living in their tissues known as zooxanthellae leaving behind a stark white skeleton.
The mass bleaching event of 2016, which took place in the summer months of February, March and April, was the most devastating on record, affecting 94% of reefs surveyed...
Steve Carlisle will replace Johan de Nysschen in an effort to push the brand back on top
April 18, 2018 12:34 p.m. ET
General Motors Co. has replaced the head of its Cadillac luxury brand amid a lackluster turnaround effort in the U.S. market despite strong results in China.
Johan de Nysschen, 58, best known in the auto industry for helping Volkswagen AGs Audi brand gain U.S. prominence a decade ago, is leaving the company effective immediately, GM said Wednesday.
GM named Steve Carlisle, 55, a longtime GM veteran who has been running the auto makers Canadian business, to succeed Mr. de Nysschen....
I got a phone call a few months back from a woman in Arizona who sought my advice. Her town was receiving an influx of new residents from out of state and it was obvious the trend was accelerating. The resulting growth and economic distortions caused by an expanding population, more traffic congestion, less open space, stresses on municipal services, and higher home prices would (all together now) change the character of the community. She was an earnest woman who genuinely cared for her town and was in search of tools to manage the inevitable in the best way possible. But I had to smile when she announced, The Californians are coming! in a thick Chicago accent. How long had she been in Arizona?
I rented a house here in California to a Canadian couple for four years. They relocated to take advantage of career opportunities in San Francisco. They owned a condo in Vancouver which they rented out while they were living here so it was a financial wash for them. When a great job presented itself in Kelowna, B.C. the couple returned to Canada.
But the timing was rough. The city of Vancouver had recently enacted a tax on foreign property investors meant to cool the overheated real estate market. One side effect was a 25% price spike in Kelowna in a single year as hot money found the next sweet spot. In Vancouver, the tax induced a brief lull in the property market for a few months, but then prices resumed their upward trajectory as pools of international funds kept searching for a safe haven. Whats an extra 15% if youre already paying cash for a $1.2M condo? Was there anything Kelowna could have done to alter that trajectory? Friends in Australia tell me Hobart, Tasmania is seeing significant home value increases as people from Melbourne migrate to second and third tier cities in the provinces...
Commonwealth Fusion Systems has pledged to build a commercial fusion reactor based on new superconducting magnets Image: Ken Filar, PSFC Research Affiliate
If your social media feed was abuzz with snaps from the annual Coachella festival this weekend, it probably looked like an idyllic gathering of the worlds most beautiful people, all living their best lives while watching the biggest music acts in the world.
But Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat are lying to you. Its true that this weekends festival featured some of pops A-list, including headline sets from The Weeknd, Eminem and Beyonc (whose set really was all that). But for most attendees, Coachella is a grueling weekend that can leave you shattered, broke and possibly suffering from a respiratory infection. Heres why the festival isnt quite what its painted to be.
Do you enjoy breathing? Well, the desert dust at Coachella will put an unceremonious end to that. Theres nothing remotely glamorous about hacking up brown phlegm and desperately calling every pharmacy in the Palm Desert area to ask if they stock neti pots.
The crowd at Coachella is particularly young, and that means having to dodge people dabbling in narcotics for the first time. At one point during a set by Brit-rockers Alt-J, a young man came up to me and nervously asked me for some kind of pill. I was sorely tempted to give him one of my antihistamine tablets and send him on his merry way.
Watching everything from miles away
Coachellas so sprawling that unless youre willing to stay in one spot all day and have a camel-like ability to go without water youre not gonna be in the front or even the middle for your favorite acts. Cardi Bs set was so well-attended that the crowd stretched back for two...
Research shows anti-hypertensive drugs improve heart rate more in patients who listen to music after taking medication. Among musical genres, classical music is the one with greatest efficiency at reducing arterial pressure; authors of the study speculate whether music acts on the patients' parasympathetic system, increasing their capability of absorbing medication.
In addition to remembering to take the medication prescribed by their cardiologists at the right times and going to the trouble of making healthy lifestyle changes, patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) can include a pleasing beneficial activity in routine treatment of the disease thanks to the discovery that listening to music significantly enhances the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs.
[...] "We've observed classical music activating the parasympathetic nervous system and reducing sympathetic activity," said the principal investigator of the FAPESP-funded project. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems constitute the autonomic nervous system, which maintains homeostasis. The sympathetic nervous system accelerates heart rate, constricts blood vessels and raises blood pressure. The parasympathetic nervous system controls the body at rest, slowing the heart, lowering blood pressure, and stabilizing blood sugar and adrenaline.
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Press TV April 18, 2018 Iran has firmly rejected fresh US and British allegations of Tehran sending missiles to Yemen, saying the two are seeking to whitewash their shameful complicity in the crisis gripping the war-torn country by leveling false charges against others. The US and UK complicity in Yemen crisis is shameful, Irans 
AFP | EU lawmakers want Zuckerberg to answer their questions in person, just like he did before the US Congress
The EU is introducing tough new data protection rules next month, which Facebook has said it will comply with, and Tajani warned the parliament was a key decision maker in the regulatory process.
In the letter, seen by AFP, Tajani thanks Zuckerberg for his kind offer to send Joel Kaplan, Facebooks vice-president for public policy and external affairs.
However, all political groups stressed the absolute need of your personal presence, as was the case before the United States Congress, the letter continues.
We are convinced that the millions of Europeans affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal deserve a full and thorough explanation from Facebooks top manager, just as was the case for US citizens.
Facebook admitted earlier this month that up to 87 million users may have had their data hijacked by British consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked for US President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign.
The social media giant took out full-page ads in a number of European newspapers on Monday to trumpet the new EU data protection rules as it tries to win back trust.
The EUs General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules.
Zuckerberg, who has repeatedly apologised for the massive data breach, last week told the US Congress that the more stringent EU rules could serve as a rough model globally.
The day after the night when protests in Kiev, Ukraine escalated
and dozens were killed a rally took place in front of the Ukrainian
embassy in Berlin. The people were deep in shock and the atmosphere
very silent. 02/19/2014.
#berlin #ukraine #embassy #grief #sadness #mood #speech #rally #protest #photojournalism #reportage #blackandwhite #documentary #journalism #photography #latergram #berlineransichten
With the recent release of DragonFlyBSD 5.2 one of the prominent changes is HAMMER2 now being considered stable for most use-cases. I've been running some benchmarks of this file-system compared to alternatives on other operating systems and have some FreeBSD / Linux reference points to share...
If you have installed a network-attached storage device manufactured by LG Electronics, you should take it down immediately, read this article carefully and then take appropriate action to protect your sensitive data. A security researcher has revealed complete technical details of an unpatched critical remote command execution vulnerability in various LG NAS device models that could let
A new open access paper takes a look at the potential of regenerative medicine for the treatment of Alzheimers disease . The review covers approaches such as spurring the production of new neurons and transplanting new neurons while taking a look at the disease-modeling approaches and techniques that science is now using to refine approaches to treating Alzheimers.
The authors here investigate how induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are contributing to the growing knowledge in the field by allowing researchers to create increasingly refined models of Alzheimers disease. A current problem we have is that animal models do not emulate the disease closely enough to lead to translational therapies that work in humans; this is why so many new medicines that work in mice fail in clinical trials. The review takes a look at the challenges and how science is working to develop better models.
April 16, 2018 / Gilad Atzmon by Gilad Atzmon Holocaust Is Fading From Memory the New York Times reported last week. Apparently a survey commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germanyfound that many adults lack basic knowledge of what happened and this lack of knowledge is more pronounced among millennials, whom the survey defined as people 
18.04.2018 Written by Brian Kalman exclusively for SouthFront; Brian Kalman is a management professional in the marine transportation industry. He was an officer in the US Navy for eleven years. A number of days have passed since naval and air assets of the United States, France and the UK struck a number of targets of the Syrian government within that 
HBO's Silicon Valley turns to real-world startup MaidSafe for its decentralized Internet Photo: Ali Paige Goldstein/HBO
Pied Piper, the fictional startup of HBOs Silicon Valley, began as a data compression company. Producers during its first few seasons consulted with researchers at Stanford who specialize in compression algorithmsfirst, Tsachy Weissman and Vinith Misra, and later Dmitri Pavlichinto put a real-world spin on discussions about its technology and the whiteboards explaining it. Weissman developed a new compression metric, the Weissman Score, for the show; real-world researchers even started using it. And Misra wrote a technical paper, published online, explaining a fictional (and R-rated) improvement to the compression algorithm.
But like so many startups, Pied Piper eventually pivoted to a different business modeland a new technology. Last season, Richard Hendriks and his team changed their focus to decentralizing the Internet, that is, creating what the show explained as a peer-to-peer network of websites with no firewalls, no tolls, no government regulation, no spying.
This wasnt a unique idea, though it hadnt gotten a huge amount of notice outside of segments of the tech industry. In 2015, Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, published a white paper making a case for a Decentralized Web, and in 2016 the Internet Archive held the first Decentralized Web Summit. Meanwhile, several real-world startups were working on developing the technology, including Anonymouse and MaidSafe. (While HBO Silicon Valley refers to a decentralized Internet, what the show describes is generally what the rest of the tech world calls a de......
We are now in a golden age of printed circuit boards. It wasnt too long ago that making your own circuit boards either involved a lot of money, or slightly less money and using some proprietary garbage PCB layout tool. Now, every board house speaks Gerber, and you can get a ten-pack of PCBs from China for five bucks. This incredible cost reduction means people are making art with printed circuit boards. Weve seen portraits, landscapes, and memes. This is truly the beginning of a new artistic medium rendered in fiberglass and soldermask.
Check out this blinky bit of art nouveau. There is a facebook group for PCB paintings, and some of the Badgelife crew are relying on woodcut and linoleum engraving techniques to create works of art in copper and fiberglass.
For this weeks Hack Chat, were going to be talking all about PCB artwork. Our guest for this weeks Hack Chat will be [Andrew Sowa], an electrical engineer, a vocal advocate of KiCad, and the guy who made more of me money. The Benchoff Nickel was created by simply taking some of the fantastic illustrations from Hackadays own [Joe Kim] and applying KiCads Bitmap2Component tool. Since the creation of the nickel, [Andrew] has been working on extending his technique to cross-hatching, backlighting, and halftones.
My dad never told me that he loved me. I never once heard him tell my mom he loved her.
1: obsolete a: a small hook or hooked instrument b: Brooch.
2a: a highly individual and usually eccentric opinion or preference b: a peculiar trick or device.
3: quarter note syn, see caprice.
[Origin: Middle English crochet, from Anglo-French crochet, croket.]
It had occurred to Jakob that hed left his beloved tobacco back at the house. A few puffs would perhaps have helped his mood a bit, but then he remembered, Johann Lechner, despised tobacco. If Schongau had not been a Catholic town through and through, the secretary could have been viewed as a crotchety, pleasure-hating Protestant. The Play of Death, Oliver Ptzsch.
Citizen (South Africa)
Nothing is off the table anymore when it comes to protecting South Africas core population of black and white rhinoceros kept at South African National Parks Kruger National Park (KNP).
Thats according to Kruger head ranger Ken Maggs who said yesterday even the extreme idea of fencing populations in, surrounded by lights and rangers, was an option when it came to protecting the ungulate.
While he wasnt allowed to give precise numbers for poaching this year, Maggs said indications showed a downward trend in rhino poaching was being maintained while worryingly, an upward trend in elephant poaching of 46% year-on-year was continuing.
And given the nature of poaching, it could change in an instant, Maggs noted.
Wildlife crime isnt seen as high a priority as some of the other criminality we have, particularly violent crimes such as murders and hijackings. Of course, the police must focus their attention there, Maggs said.
So it is understandable, but nevertheless, it does impact it.
Yet, there is a financial cost to each animal killed for its horn or ivory.
In 2014, SANParks sold 35...
Heden mocht ik van de organisatie achter het symposium over 9/11, dat op 13 mei a.s. gehouden wordt in de Stadsschouwburg te Utrecht, het hierna volgende bericht ontvangen.
Alvast nog dit: voor degenen die Barbara Honegger willen interviewen, een der sprekers op 13 mei te Utrecht, daarvoor is gelegenheid op 11 of 12 mei in Amsterdam. Voor meer info daarover, gelieve contact op te nemen met Jan van Aken via firstname.lastname@example.org of via 06 - 26 28 55 68.
Stuur deze mededeling vooral door naar andere genteresseerden, journalisten etc.
Dank en groet,
Barbaba Honegger naar Nederland voor symposium over complot 9/11
Barbaba Honegger, voormalig politiek analist van het Witte Huis, komt naar Nederland. Op 13 mei geeft zij in de Stadsschouwburg in Utrecht een presentatie over de nieuwste ontwikkelingen in het onderzoek naar 9/11 en de nieuwe grote rechtzaak. Insteek: De huidige officiele complot theorie van de Amerikaanse regering kan onmogelijk waar zijn. Explosieven zijn gebruikt om de 3 WTC torens te laten instorten.
Afgelopen week ging in New York een procedure van start die uiteindelijk moet leiden tot het instellen van een Grand Jury. Die wil de oorzaak van de aanslagen van 11 september 2001 gaan onderzoeken. In een officile petitie van 52 paginas met 57 bewijsstukken die door topjuristen is opgesteld, wordt aangetoond dat er explosieven zijn gebruikt om de drie WTC-torens te laten instorten.
Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth
De juristen hebben de informatie gebruikt die verzameld is door de 3000 architecten en ingenieurs die zich verenigd hebben in de wereldwijde organisatie Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth. Ook de oprichter en voorzitter van deze organisatie, Richard Gage, spreekt op het symposium in Utrecht.
Bevrijding van Bedrog
Het symposium met de titel Bevrijding van Bedrog wordt georganiseerd door de recent opgerichte stichting '11 September'. Bestuurslid Wico Valk: Het symposium gaat over de belangrijkste en nog steeds onbeantwoorde vragen rond 9/11 en wordt begeleid door medebestuurslid George van Houts, acteur en theatermaker en bekend van het theatergezelschap De Verleiders. Hij zal met gepaste wrange humor de aantoonbare onhoudbaarheid van de officile samenzweringstheorie aannemelijk maken door enkele van de top-experts aan het woord te laten en vragen van het publiek te laten beantwoorden.
Misdadigers van 11 september
George van Houts: Ik zal tevens een interview/dialoog houden met emeritus hoogleraar Karel van Wolferen. Deze voormalig NRC-journalist spreekt vrijuit over de stilte die klinkt...
Ochoa Reza nombr al nuevo Secretario de Gestin Social del PRI, lo vinculan con delitos de lavado de dinero y narcotrfico en Costa Rica. Regeneracin, 18 de abril de 2018.- Ayer fue nombrado como secretario de Gestin Social del CEN, del partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), Ernesto Enrquez Rubio en remplazo de Roberto Albores, candidato al 
La entrada Nombra Ochoa Reza a acusado de lavado de dinero, lo vinculan con el narcotrfico se public primero en Regeneracin.
By Isaac Davis The American public is being triggered to fear scary black assault rifles, and in the wake of school shootings and mass shootings,...
Developers of database management systems are, by necessity, concerned about getting data safely to persistent storage. So when the PostgreSQL community found out that the way the kernel handles I/O errors could result in data being lost without any errors being reported to user space, a fair amount of unhappiness resulted. The problem, which is exacerbated by the way PostgreSQL performs buffered I/O, turns out not to be unique to Linux, and will not be easy to solve even there.
By Brandon Smith Back in March 2010 I published an article titled Will Globalists Trigger Yet Another World War? under the pen name Giordano Bruno...
April 16, 2018
The Mozambican authorities on Sunday afternoon seized 4.2 kilos
rhinoceros horn from a Chinese citizen who was about to board a flight at
Maputo International Airport.
According to a Monday press release from the Mozambique Tax
the Chinese traveller was stopped before he could board a plane of Qatar
Airways heading to Doha. His final destination was Hong Kong.
?The arrest was thanks to the joint work which the Tax
Mozambican police and other security forces have undertaken at entry and
exit points throughout the country?, said the release.
The Chinese national is being held in the Maputo 11th police
subsequent steps? in the investigation.
Since the trade is illegal, it is hard to estimate how much 4.2
rhino horn would sell for. But in recent years demand for rhino horn in
Asia, particularly in Vietnam, has made it more expensive than gold or
This arrest follows the largest ever seizure of ivory in
Thursday, when the AT opened a container at Maputo port and found no less
than 867 elephant tusks, weighing over 3.5 tonnes, hidden among plastic
items that were about to be sent to Asia for recycling.
The container was supposedly being exported to Cambodia, but it
by a Chinese company with premises in Beluluane, on the outskirts of Maputo.
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Google and Kajeet Install WiFi on School Buses When No Safe Level of WiFi Has Been Scientifically Determined for Kids and Tech Inventors Send Their Kids to Low-Tech Schools. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"
By B.N. Frank Last week, Bill Maher talked about on how every generation could be called the What Were You Thinking? generation. Carrying cell phones...
The meaning of my work
By Jon Rappoport
My work as a researcher and writer goes back 50 years. My work as a reporter goes back 35 years.
Basically, I investigate and uncover scandals involving deep crimes, because those crimes illuminate ways in which controlling entities are creating reality for the planetary population.
The crimes are bad enough in and of themselves, but in the long run, using them to invent a wrap-around hypnotic reality for Earth is a massive trap. It traps the mind, it traps perception, it traps the individual creative impulse
Unless and until the individual understands what is going onAND UNDERSTANDS IT FROM A VIEWPOINT OF CREATIVITY.
What do I mean by that?
This is what I mean: Well, this is how they are inventing reality for me. Therefore, it is possible to invent reality. Therefore, it is possible for me to invent my own superior realityAS A MANIFESTATION OF MY DEEPEST DESIRES.
Now we are talking about true independence. And only now.
And what is the starting point for the individual to invent his own reality? If you want to go back in time to ancient Hermetic philosophy, to the practices of early Tibetan schools, to certain Western alchemists, you come up with the same answer:
This is the apex of mind, this is power, this is the resolution of inner conflict.
This supersedes prevailing cultures, this supersedes propaganda, and most important, this supersedes the individual forming the belief that he is a victim (and must therefore attack the free and independent and intensely creative person).
If there is a problem, you are the solver. You are the one who imagines a way to solve it. You are the dynamic force. You are the initiator. You are the one who asks a question and answers it. You are the one who surmounts the notion of problems and, by inventing reality, gets out ahead of chronic problems.
As I said in a talk I gave several years ago, Im selling you to you.
Most people, if they have any interest beyond the details of daily life, are looking for a metaphysical structure they can they hang their hats on. They hope they can find a metaphysic out there that explains life and existence, and by attaching their thoughts to it they will find greater illumination and consciousness. However, this solution brings diminishing returns over time.
Because what they are seeking is obscuring an avoidable fact: they themselves are the answer. Beyond any map of existence.
The individual is his own answer.
And his answer rests in what he decides to create....
Padres y madres de los estudiantes de Ayotzinapa adelantaron que en este ao la lucha ser para exigir que no cierren las investigaciones en el caso Ayotzinapa ya que esa la pretensin del gobierno federal. Regeneracin, 18 de abril de 2018.- El abogado del Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaa Tlachinollan, Vidulfo Rasales, denunci 
La entrada Estado mexicano pretende cerrar investigacin sobre los 43 normalistas: Tlachinollan se public primero en Regeneracin.
In Garamba National Park, in Democratic Republic of Congo, 13 park rangers have been killed in the past three years, and 256 elephants have been taken for their tusksand these days, the poachers often arrive in uniform, with an arsenal of weapons to match.
Since mobile app development is transforming our lives by turning unfeasible things into reality, Artificial Intelligence is not only a hot topic in the field of science but also a topic of exploration and development in the business industry, purposely in the industry of mobile app development.
These days, AI is not limited to Apples Siri anymore, but it is growing much more than our imaginations and the time is here to see mobile app developers putting more of artificial intelligence together in their endeavors.
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Well, AI or artificial intelligence is the branch of science that usually design and develop intelligent machines that totally work and react like humans. It is a brilliant way of impacting aptitude to advanced machines so they can troubleshoot problems themselves even more accurately, efficiently and rapidly than before.
A big number of well know companies and organizations are successfully using artificial intelligence in their business operations not only to accomplish their business process efficiently but to boost the productivity as well.
As mobile app development companies are using AI in business app development projects, it can boost competency of a company or business as it provides more personalized, relevant and flawless customer services at the end. Companies can easily understand customer behavior just by using the data collected by artificial intelligence in mobile apps.
Role of AI in Mobile App Development
Affirmative business growth and user engagement are the core factors that are proving the significance of the use of artificial intelligence in mobile app development services.
There are a lot of things that make huge difference between mobile apps developed with and without artificial intelligence such as
There is nothing wrong to say that it is the time to experience big change in performances and process as we are now getting more AI and machine learning-driven apps from mobile app development companies.
We have a lot of live examples of trending mobile app technologies in our mobile phones that are using artificial intelligence such as Google assistant, Siri and Contra etc.
Now in this digital age we can feel free to say that increasing growth of artificial intelligence is...
Threat management and collaboration solutions provider Anomali announced a partnership with Visa to provide cyber security teams with intelligence on indicators of compromise (IoCs) drawn from Visa Threat Intelligence, to better detect and manage breaches involving payment information in retail, hospitality, restaurant and other sectors. Delivered to the Anomali platform through an API from the Visa Developer Platform, Visa Threat Intelligence enables merchants to collaborate within and across sectors to proactively mitigate threats and work More
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By Uzair Amir
Ian Balina is a well-known, sponsored YouTube blogger or rather
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As the Great March of Return enters its fourth week in the besieged Gaza Strip, the activists behind the massive peaceful demonstrations have a message for the world:
The Palestinian people, especially in Gaza, cannot bear the Israeli siege any longer, says Nabeel Diab of the National Commission to Break the Siege of Gaza. The Palestinian people are eager to achieve their freedom, their independence, and their right to return to the villages where they were forced out of 70 years ago.
Diab is a member of a grassroots organization of activists who helped plan the march. He says the idea was born after the massive Nakba Day demonstration in 2011 when thousands of Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and the Palestinian territory marched to the borders with Israel to demand their collective right of return to their homelands.
Diab says the message of the Great March of Return is the same as the message of the 2011 protests. The march is a massive, popular event, supporting the idea that the Palestinian people maintain their right to return and to stay on their lands, he tells Mondoweiss.
The Great March of Return protests have been portrayed by Israels government and military as Hamas-led, controlled, and inspired. Israeli media has largely maintained the governments narrative that Hams is inciting violence in Gaza.
But, Diab insists that is not the case.
The Israeli governments allegations that Hamas organized these protests are lies, and are defamatory statements that have no basis in reality, Diab says. This march is the embodiment of popular action involving children, women, and involving all the Palestinians that refuse to accept the occupation of our land.
Critics have argued that Israel has used the Hamas narrative to justify their excessive use of force against protesters.
As of April 14, 36 Palestinians had been killed in Gaza by the Israeli army since the protests began.
These protests have shown the world how the right-wing Israeli occupation government commits war crimes against us and our rights, Diab tells Mondoweiss.
By Neil Clark | RT | April 18, 2018 According to Russias Prosecutor General, 61 criminals who stole up to $10 billion in Russia are enjoying life in the UK. Britain claims to be concerned about dirty money, but has rejected requests from Moscow for extradition. It was the financial heist of the century. The looting 
Amid the ongoing Facebook/Cambridge Analytica debacle over their general surveillance and misuse of users private data, there is an emerging trend that is infinitely more disturbing.
The first story popped up in the UK yesterday where police admitted to using a photo sent through WhatsApp to cull fingerprints for evidence that successfully led to the conviction of 11 individuals for drug crimes. The story further revealed that this was not just a special-use case; apparently, it is a technique that has been developed specifically to use the vast amount of public photos available to extract evidence from images that have been posted or transmitted online.
As reported by Dawn Luger for The Daily Sheeple, this new technique is being rolled out and law enforcement is calling it groundbreaking, as it can pull information from even partial photos:
It all started with a drug bust. The bust resulted in the police getting hold of a phone that had a WhatsApp message and image of ecstasy pills in a persons palm. The message read: For sale Skype and Ikea-branded ecstasy pillsare you interested?
The phone was sent to South Wales Police where the photo showing the middle and bottom portion of a pinky was enhanced.
Despite being provided with only a very small section of the fingerprint which was visible in the photograph, the team were able to successfully identify the individual, said Dave Thomas, forensic operations manager at the Scientific Support Unit.
No specifics were actually given by the police department about this pioneering fingerprint technique, but it is quite clear that this is a tool they are ready and willing to use.
Meanwhile, intrusions from Facebook are compounding in the wake of a massive lawsuit sparked by revelations that Facebook appears to be using facial recognition information for much more than just tagging people in your private social circle. The multi-billion dollar lawsuit was just given the go-ahead by an Illinois judge and illustrates the scope of what Facebook retains about people, how they are willing to distribute it, and the lack of safeguards against outside violations:
The class of users approved by Donato dates back to June 2011, when Facebook had an Illinois user base of more than 6 million people, according to lawyers for the plaint...
In 2016, KrebsOnSecurity exposed a network of phony Web sites and fake online reviews that funneled those seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction toward rehab centers that were secretly affiliated with the Church of Scientology. Not long after the story ran, that network of bogus reviews disappeared from the Web. Over the past few months, however, the same prolific purveyor of these phantom sites and reviews appears to be back at it again, enlisting the help of Internet users and paying people $25-$35 for each fake listing.
Sometime in March 2018, ads began appearing on Craigslist promoting part-time social media assistant jobs, in which interested applicants are directed to sign up for positions at seorehabs[dot]com. This site promotes itself as leaders in addiction recovery consulting, explaining that assistants can earn a minimum of $25 just for creating individual Google for Business listings tied to a few dozen generic-sounding addiction recovery center names, such as Integra Addiction Center, and First Exit Recovery.
Applicants who sign up are given detailed instructions on how to step through Googles anti-abuse process for creating listings, which include receiving a postcard via snail mail from Google that contains a PIN which needs to be entered at Googles site before a listing can be created.
Assistants are cautioned not to create more than two listings per street address, but otherwise to use any U.S.-based street address and to leave blank the phone number and Web site for the new business listing.
In my story...
L'eau Est La Vie Camp - No Bayou Bridge Since early this morning a water protector has been locked-down around a piece of equipment that's doing horizontal drilling for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The action has successfully stopped construction for several hours.This action is part of a growing wave of resistance to stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. This pipeline would connect with the
Please consider this as an extra video. Youll see that it was shot back in February and initially I scrapped it as I wasnt happy with the way the laser images came across on camera. Ive since added some sections and significantly re-edited it, however its still not the best. However as I mentioned in the video - it is what it is. Also the projector is a low-end model and no amount of software tweaking can fix that - its all about the hardware - if you want better results then you have to spend the money. But do you really want to spend a thousand pounds to play these games, well thats up to you, but as far as Im concerned this is the end of my experiment. Also if youre wondering about the other features of the software - download it and try it for yourself, its free.
In recent years, millions of file-sharers around the world have been ordered to pay significant settlement fees, or face legal repercussions.
These so-called copyright trolling efforts have been a common occurrence in several countries, with Sweden one of the latest hunting grounds.
Over the past months, tens of thousands of Swedes have been targeted in this manner.
The copyright holders go to court, armed with a list of IP-addresses, and when permission is granted they ask the associated ISPs for the account details of individual subscribers.
These suspected pirates then get a settlement demand in their mailbox, urging them to pay the equivalent of a few hundred dollars, or have their day in court.
As in many other countries, these practices are not without controversy. Several experts have spoken out against them, and ISPs have raised objections too. However, according to Swedish law, the rightsholders have the right to pursue these cases.
Despite its name, the Swedish Pirate Party has been relatively silent on the issue. However, that changed this week, as the party now calls on Justice Minister Morgan Johansson to take action.
The Pirate Party describes the copyright trolling efforts as extortion. It stresses that the evidence copyright holders rely on is far from solid, something they believe the courts should take into account.
It is a scandal that the Swedish judicial system facilitates the mafia-like methods of copyright trolls, says Pirate Party leader Magnus Andersson.
To condone the sending of extortion letters without reasonable ground for suspicion of criminal activity is not acceptable. We demand the Justice Minister to do something about the situation with these copyright trolls!
The Pirate Party sees plenty of opportunities to intervene. The Government could, for example, change how the IPRED directive is interpreted and demand higher scrutiny of the provided evidence.
Another option would be to work at the EU level to repeal the IPRED-directive in its entirety.
Besides calling on the Justice Minister to take action, the Pirate Party is also backing the anti-copyright troll initiative of Internet provider Bahnhof. Through this campaign, members of the public can voice their concerns to the Swedish Government.
Through these and other efforts, the Pirate Party hopes that something will be done to...
Once again, the Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence will occur coinciding with June 11 weekend, building off the 14 years of organizing solidarity with snared saboteurs and caged liberationists of the ecological resistance. The Pittsburgh gathering will be the third annual nationwide convergence of FTP, or the #FightToxicPrisons movement.
This year we will gather in Pennsylvania to highlight struggles led by prisoners and their allies across that state, including repeated instances of contaminated water, black mold and toxic land adjacent to, or directly underneath, Pennsylvanias prisons. The state is also home of the worlds best known prisoner journalists, Mumia Abu Jamal, and political prisoners from the MOVE organization, who have long advocated for organizing at the intersection of prisons and ecology.
Pennsylvania has been the site of many prisoner-led struggles against mass incarceration, f...
An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The second speculative poetry project Im launching for National Poetry Month here at Freethinking Ahead is the Speculative Poetic Justice Series.
What is Freethinking Aheads Speculative Poetic Justice series?
The Speculative Poetic Justice series takes a cue from John Scalzis The Big Idea and Mary Robinette Kowals My Favorite Bit and adds a twist. Posts in this series will feature poets on the social justice elements of their work.
The goals here are to:
Im also always on the lookout for poets and editors to interview for Speculative Poets in Conversation, and I anticipate an overlap in these series.
Who Can Participate?
Anyone who has a book-length work that contains speculative poetry (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, slip-stream, horror, weird, etc.) can request to participate. Heres what Im looking for:
Collections of multiple genresshort stories, poems, essays, etc.are eligible, as long as the included poems touch on social justice issues.
Please do not send collections that contain graphic and/or needless violence, especially graphic sexual violence, and especially violence against children or animals. Im not a horror reader for a reason, yall. The topic is not off the table, of course, since poems that decry war, crimes, etc. are powerful statements against these things. But theres a vast difference between useful mention of horror and gore for its own sake.
What Do Authors/Editors Need to Submit?
Just send an email to info at tdwalke...
Wednesday 18 April 2018: today cops were playing with the electricity and shot people in the back. ZAD activists also received explicit photos of an individual in civilian clothes talking with riot cops and then leaving to rejoin our side.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
Read all our articles about ZAD here.
Wednesday 18 April 2018 10:32 TODAY THE GENDARMES ARE PLAYING WITH THE ELECTRICITY: Recall of previous episodes: Last Wednesday during a massive attack gendarmes took up a position around La Gre and cut off electricity to different locations in the Zone. Enedis [the power utility ed. note] was contacted and said that the Gendarmerie was refusing to let them restore power.
A little gremlin therefore took it upon him/herself to restore electricity a few days later. This morning, under the pretext of protecting Enedis, who supposedly wanted to verify that the re-connection was not dangerous, the Gendarmerie launched a major operation with several hundred gendarmes, two armoured vehicles, GIGN [SWAT] troops, a canine team, drones, etc., because rather than coming on foot they preferred to systematically attack all the barricades in the Zone, surround La Gre, take up a position in front of Les Fosses Noires by blocking once again access to the Les Cheveux Blancs campground, etc. We have reports from people who were shot in the back as they were running from La Gre and from others who had stun grenades launched at them without prior warning.
Once again the Gendarmerie is playing with fire by provoking an increase in tension in the Zone and cutting off electricity under the pretext of verifying its operation. Im beginning to lose faith in public service!
10:16 INFILTRATION BY PLAINCLOTHES POLICE: Weve been sent some fairly explicit photos of an indi...
Al Houthi drone downed over Saudi city of Abha
DUBAI: The UAE armed forces anti-aircraft defense unit has intercepted an Iranian Qassef-1 drone loaded with explosives aimed at Yemeni forces, state news agency WAM reported.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition emphasized the need to address the capabilities of Iran, which it said posed a direct threat not only to the Yemeni forces and people, but to the freedom of maritime navigation in the Red Sea.
Yemens government previously accused the Iranian regime of supplying the Houthi militia with drones.
At the time, the government said the aircraft were made in Iran as Yemen did not possess the capability to build them.
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) An eyewitness to last years Route 91 Harvest Music Festival massacre was captured on video during one of the fully-automatic volleys of gunfire frantically shouting about a helicopter which may have been firing upon the crowd of country music concertgoers at the time.
The bombshell footage republished to the John E. Hoover YouTube channel on Wednesday, in a video titled, Is this Clarissa? Las Vegas Shooting: Eyewitness Live, from the Venue shows concertgoers reacting to what sounds like light machine-gun fire which quite possibly may have been emitting from an aircraft as one female eyewitness in the video, and others have suggested since day one, as Intellihub has reported on numerous occasions.(LAS VEGAS) At 10:08:39 p.m. a helicopter retreats toward the air park during the 1 Oct. Route 91 Harvest Music Festival massacre. (Modified screenshot via FlightRadar24.com)
The females name who spots the helicopter in the newly released video conglomeration is not known at this time but her voice and her emotion tells the entire story.
Thats a f**king gunshot right? a womans voice [woman #1] can be heard saying over fully-automatic gunfire. (600 rounds per minute +/-)
Right, it is, another woman [woman #2] replied calmly.
No, its a helicopter, another woman [woman #3]
frantically explained. Its a f***king helicopter!
 Its not okay!
When one of the other women offers woman #3 comfort, woman #3 makes clear: No! Its a helicopter!
By Gareth Porter | Consortium News | April 17, 2018 For weeks, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have insisted that there is no alternative explanation to Russian government responsibility for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last month. But in fact the British government is 
A good article by one of the founders of the FFRF: it seems there have been many concerns simmering for some time. I was a little surprised by this bit of news.
That Silverman is accused of saying to a woman fighting him off, You dont get to say no to me, however, unfortunately rings true to me. I felt bullied while attempting to work with Silverman on the speakers committee for the second Reason Rally. I say attempting because I was summarily booted from the committee he was chairing and denied a voice in the planning (but at least not before I was able to secure Julia Sweeney as a speaker, Im pleased to say).
Also, the FFRF has been leading by example for a long time.
At FFRF, all staff and volunteers must sign an anti-harassment policy, which also instructs on how to report any such harassment. This has been in place for decades.
In 40 years, there have been only two reported or known occasions of sexual harassment. One involved a friend, then in her early 20s, who was accosted by one of our Board members, a middle-aged man, in an elevator as she left an FFRF convention in the late 1970s. He restrained her in a bear hug and forcibly kissed her as the elevator went down several flights. She was a rape survivor, and this repugnant encounter unfortunately summoned back that trauma for her. She told me what happened, I immediately informed my mother, the president of FFRF, who immediately confronted the Board member and demanded (and got) his resignation.
About 12 years ago, I learned that a young staffer, another woman in her 20s, was accosted at our office by a new volunteer, an elderly man. As she walked past him, he slapped her behind with a post-it note containing a weird message. As soon as I learned of this, I immediately contacted and confronted him, and he too was fired.
A commitment to women and equality means nothing unless the freethought movement makes clear it will not tolerate sexual misconduct or sleazy behavior by leading nonbelievers.
One disappointment, though: dont read the comments. Like many of the atheist sites on Patheos, the FFRF page is infested with known slymepitters and miscellaneous sexists/misogynists. One of the only suggestions Id offer to them is that you ought to curate your comments sections, because theyre pretty much unreadable.
Also, the first comment is from a guy threatening to withdraw from the FFRF because hes annoyed about the grammar in the post, and talks about how he could go on for hours, nitpicking. Yeah, let him withdraw.
Foto: Acto en memoria de Marielle Franco en Rio de Janeiro / Vincius Mansur
Cerca de 10 mil personas marcharon en la ciudad de Rio de Janeiro el sbado ltimo (14) por la noche para recordar el asesinato brutal que hace un mes le quit la vida a Marielle Franco, concejala por el Partido Socialismo y Libertad (PSOL) y al conductor del auto en el cual Marielle estaba, Anderson Gomes. La marcha reconstruy simblicamente el recorrido de Marielle la noche del crimen, cuando la concejala particip en un evento organizado por feministas negras en la zona norte de Rio.
Con flores, batucadas y performances, las personas tomaron las calles y entonaron consignas como por Marielle, yo digo no, digo no a la intervencin, en referencia a la intervencin militar en el estado de Rio de Janeiro. Frente a la sede del Batalln de Polica, los manifestantes tambin entonaron consignas por el fin de la polica militar. La caminata ocurri sin ningn enfrentamiento con las fuerzas de seguridad.
El acto termin en el lugar donde ocurri el asesinato, donde los presentes intercalaron cnticos con un minuto de silencio y una limpieza simblica. Tambin dejaron flores, velas y otros homenajes a las vctimas.
Reunir a las personas y hacer este trayecto es muy emblemtico para mostrar que ya pas un mes y aun no hay justicia para Marielle y Anderson. Estamos en las calles demostrando nuestra resistencia por Marielle, somos sus semillas y vamos a ser mucho ms fuertes, afirm el concejal David Miranda por el Partido Socialismo y Libertad (PSOL).
El concejal declar tener confianza en las investigaciones realizadas por personas que conocan a Marielle desde cuando era asesora del diputado Marcelo Freixo. Pero tambin resalt que es muy importante presionar a la justicia constantemente, incluso internacionalmente. La campaa Justice for Marielle, liderada por Miranda cuenta con adeptos importantes, entre ellos, Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky y Naomi Klein, adems de integrantes del movimiento Black Lives Matter y de integrantes de los parlamentos alemn, ingls y estadounidense.
La poeta y organizadora del Slam das Minas [torneo de poesa entre mujeres], Letcia Brito, tambin estuvo presente en la marcha y tradujo el sentimiento de sus compaeras de rima: Marielle era una representante negra, de la periferia, de la favela, una voz muy importante para nosotras en el Consejo de Rio de Janeiro. Marielle apoyaba el Slam. Hicimos algunos eventos con Marielle, nuestra poesa es muy poltica. Entonces Marielle era una lder importante para nosotras, la perdimos y exigimos justicia, resumi.
La diputada Jandira Feghali, del Partido Comunista de Brasil, destac que la marcha era muy importante para reconfortar a las familias de las vctimas y honrar el legado de Marielle. Un mes despus del asesinato, las...
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We, the representatives of social and popular organizations of Peru, Latin America and the Caribbean, have met in Lima / Peru from April 10 to 14, 2018 to discuss the political, social and economic reality of our America, to share our struggles and resistance, to strengthen the militant solidarity of our peoples and the continental unity of the social and popular movements of our region. The movements which find themselves here again include union organizations that fight for the defense of the labour rights of the working class, trade associations, feminist organizations that fight for gender equality, youth and student organizations that defend the rights of youth as a leading actor, campesino organizations that continue to fight for the right to land, indigenous organizations that resist the onslaught of savage capitalism, environmental organizations that confront the predatory extractive model, organizations that defend the rights of sexual diversity...
Combining MLK's resurrected Poor People's Campaign with the political strategy of the Movement for a People's Party could result in political dynamite--peacefully exploding a two-party system (and above all, a Democratic Party) that has served progressives badly.
Americans my age grew up to imagery in LIFE Magazine, of cops beating black protesters. Oddly, I think of desegregation as something that happened, and jim crow was a bad period we mostly grew out of.
Thats completely wrong, unfortunately.
The cops have gotten worse not better. Back in the 60s they beat people with impunity, today, they kill them. We need to look at that, understand it, and think about how to deal with it.
There are no good cops; that is a myth created by deliberate propaganda campaigns such as Officer Friendly. Probably at least one of the cops in that picture was Officer Friendly, at some school its a disciplinary detail, now, that you can find yourself assigned to if you screw up while youre dropping fake evidence on a suspect, or there are too many complaints that you hit people too hard.
The July, 2016, shootings in Dallas, [wp] when Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed a group of police officers and killed five, was a racially motivated incident. News has downplayed that fact, presumably because there is a fear that people will think, thats actually a pretty good idea. The shooter was a member of the Huey Newton Rod and Gun Club, a group dedicated to teaching black people how to defend themselves against police. Or, they are para-militants whatever you want to call them. Thats actually a pretty good idea.
Its hard for me to write about the police because, frankly, I am scared and disgusted and all I feel that I can do is flail helplessly at the keyboard. Meanwhile, they openly shoot people, now, and they joke about it while they are doing it.
The media probably thinks its shining a light on blah, blah, blah, but I think their coverage is too soft-soap. [wp]
The Sacramento Police Department on Monday released dozens of videos related to the Stephon Clark killing new material that showed officers muting their body-worn cameras at least 16 times, raising more questions about police action in the moments after the fatal shooting of the unarmed black man.
Look, heres how that should be reported:
The Sacramento Police Dep...
Every year, on April 17, social movements and Campesinos commemorate the International Day of Campesino Struggle to honor the 19 campesinos of Brazils Landless Workers Movement murdered by Brazilian military in the northern state of Para on April 17, 1996 during a protest to demand their right to land. Struggle against the concentration of land in the hands of a few large landowners, a colonial legacy, has been marked in Latin Americas struggle for independence, nation-state building and its present. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Latin America has the most unequal distribution of land in the world. A 2016 Oxfam report on the issue showed that 1 percent of productive land estates hold over half of the total arable land. That means 1 percent concentrates more land than the other 99 percent.
by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News April 17, 2018 Forget the beheading videos, the ISIS propaganda on social media, even the terrorist attacks themselves. Europe, sayscounterterrorism expert Afshin Ellian, is Islamizing itself, and in the process, the Western values Continue reading
Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled.
The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users' explicit consent.
It involves the "tag suggestions" technology, which spots users' friends in uploaded photos; the lawsuit says this breaches Illinois state law.
Facebook said the case had no merit and it would fight it vigorously.
On Monday, US District Judge James Donato ruled to certify a class of Facebook users - a key legal hurdle for a class action suit.
The class of people in question is Facebook users "in Illinois for whom Facebook created and stored a face template after June 7, 2011", according to the court order.
In a successful class action suit, any person in that group could be entitled to compensation.
In his order, Judge Donato wrote: "Facebook seems to believe... statutory damages could amount to billions of dollars."
The decision comes days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced intensive questioning by US lawmakers over the company's collection and use of user data.
June 2011 was the date on which Facebook rolled out its "tag suggestions" feature.
Read more of this story at SoylentNews.
India seems to breed a constant stream of so-called holy men.
These are people who preach some kind of religious mish-mash that
followers find appealing enough to give them lots of money. They
are not unlike the pastors of the megachurches in the US in
fleecing the believers. The main difference is that these Indian
mystics tend to run residential programs at places called ashrams
where people live 24/7 while the megachurch followers live in their
Among these holy men appeared Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931-1990) in the late 20th-century who attracted a huge number of followers to his ashram in Pune, India many of whom were westerners, who adopted the orange garb of the group and took on new Indianish names. While we tend to associate ashrams with an ascetic lifestyle, Rajneesh preached that he was advocating a combination of capitalism and religion. Material things were not only not disdained, they were encouraged, along with a hedonistic lifestyle. Rajneesh himself was fond of luxury items and owned a diamond-encrusted million-dollar watch and 93 Rolls Royce cars, though he seemed to drive them only around the compound.
I watched the six-part documentary Wild Wild Country on Netflix. Heres the trailer.
This article gives the main outline.
After establishing a devoted following at an ashram in Pune, Indiaand with a $5 million tax bill looming from the Indian governmentthe free love-preaching cult leader needed a change of scenery for him and his relentlessly devoted red-clothed followers, called sannyasins. So he charged his perpetually-smiling secretary/second in command, Ma Anand Sheela, with finding a new home for their group. She settled on the Big Muddy Rancha 64,000-acre property in Wasco County, Oregon, which was purchased in 1981 for $5.75 million. And there, they transformed the barren fields into a miniature city: Rajneeshpuram.
The community had its own fire and police departments, a school, a shopping mall, a boutique bookshop (that sold only Bhagwans books), an airstrip, and enough A-frame townhouses to accommodate as many as 7,000 people. But tensions simmered between the Rajneeshees and the locals in nearby Antelope (population: 40) and the rest of Wasco County, Oregon. Following a bombing at the Hotel Rajneesh by an Islamic militant, the cult armed itself to the teeth, acquiring over 100 semiautomatic riflesmore than the entire Oregon police force combinedand 1 million rounds of AK-47 ammunition.
Then things got truly wild. In 1984, in an attempt t...
In 2017, individuals and corporations were still paying taxes under the old system. The Trump tax plan that Congress passed in December 2017 hadnt yet taken effect. In 2018, the rules have changed. The new tax plan favors billionaires and corporations, while leaving poor and middle income Americans essentially where they are. The richest one percent of Americans will receive a total of $85 billion in tax cuts in 2019, while the poorest twenty percent one in five Americans will receive tax cuts totaling just $3 billion. Foreign investors will benefit more from the tax cuts ($48 billion) than the bottom sixty percent (or 3 in 5) American earners ($41 billion, combined).
Security updates have been issued by Debian (freeplane and jruby), Fedora (kernel and python-bleach), Gentoo (evince, gdk-pixbuf, and ncurses), openSUSE (kernel), Oracle (gcc, glibc, kernel, krb5, ntp, openssh, openssl, policycoreutils, qemu-kvm, and xdg-user-dirs), Red Hat (corosync, glusterfs, kernel, and kernel-rt), SUSE (openssl), and Ubuntu (openssl and perl).
By Finian Cunningham | RT | April 17, 2018 With astounding double-think, the US and Britain accuse Russia of tampering with the alleged chemical-weapon attack site in Syrias Douma just days after the US, UK and France barraged the county with over 100 missiles. If anyone is guilty of tampering with the alleged crime 
The economic outlook in Germany is deteriorating with alarming speed and any mistake by policy-makers could push the country into a full-blown slump, a leading economic institute has warned.
The danger of recession has increased markedly. It is a notably more critical picture than a month ago, said the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in Dsseldorf.
The IMKs early warning indicator said the recession risk over the next three months has jumped suddenly to 32.4pc as trade tensions mount and liquidity ebbs away in the international financial system.
This is higher than in March 2008 when the pre-Lehman storm clouds were gathering and the country was already sliding into a slump, unbeknownst to Berlin at the time. It may be a false alarm but it clearly indicates that global growth is weaker than widely assumed just weeks ago.
What we have seen lately is a typical late-cycle constellation, with uncertainty from the financial markets having a self-reinforcing spillover into the real economy. It is not yet clear whether such a downward spiral has already begun. Everything must be done to avoid intensifying the uncertainty, it said.
Germany is heavily reliant on world trade and is therefore a bellwether for the broader health of the global economy. Its industrial sector lurched abruptly from boom to bust early in the last downturn and proved to be a leading indicator for the Great Recession
One day, when historians discuss the history of Palestine under Zionist occupation, two dates will be remembered as important indicators. The first is the massacre and total destruction of the village of Deir Yassin, which was committed by Zionist militias on April 9, 1948. The second is a statement given almost exactly seventy years later by Israels defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman, in response to Israeli soldiers murdering innocent civilians in Gaza, said There are no innocent people in Gaza. As the state of Israel prepares to celebrate seventy years of independence, and Palestinians mourn seventy years of genocide, ethnic cleansing and apartheid, it is abundantly clear that in the eyes of Zionist Israel all Palestinians are guilty and deserve to die. As it was in Deir Yassin in April 1948, so it was in Gaza in April 2018.
Body camera footage has been released that shows police officers shooting and killing an unarmed man 10 seconds after contacting him when he appears to be complying with their orders.
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Will Israel ever suffer a 'dictatorship'? Who will be the true friends of a future Israel? These, and other questions, answered
A new targeted surveillance app has been found and booted from Google Play. The app, named Dardesh, posed as a chat application and acted as a downloader for a second app that could spy on users. The Dardesh app was spotted and analyzed by Lookout researchers, who dubbed the malware family Desert Scorpion. How was the app delivered to targets? The malicious Dardesh chat app was apparently downloaded and installed by over a hundred users, More
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Charlottesville organisers pledge support of African Americans on trial for 'self-defence' at white nationalist rally. The trial of Corey Long, an African American man who was allegedly shot at by a white nationalist during last August's "Unite the Right" Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has been granted a continuance. Community organisers gathered outside the courtroom on Tuesday morning wearing all black in support of Long, whose lawyers asked for the continuance. Organisers told Al Jazeera they believe the trial will take place in June. Long has been charged with misdemeanour assault and disorderly conduct related to his use of a "flamethrower" at the rally. Long's lawyers asked for the delay after being offered a plea deal, which they did not accept, activists said. Organisers feel Long was unjustly charged after white nationalists present during the August 12 rally told law enforcement they were assaulted.
Luis Gutirrez era integrante del Grupo de Resistencia Civil de Madera y recientemente haba organizado una colecta de medicinas ante la falta de ellas en la entidad. Regeneracin, 18 de abril de 2018.- El activista Luis Gutirrez, mejor conocido como Lucas fue asesinado en el municipio de Madera, denunciaron sus compaeros del estado y fue 
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Tornadoes are a rightfully feared natural disaster. Fire tornadoes are an especially odious event to contend with on top of whatever else is burning. But, a fire vortex cannon? Thats some awesome eye candy.
The madman behind this cannon belching huge gouts of fire is none other than Youtuber [JAIRUS OF ALL]. This build is actually an upgrade to one of his previous projects a fire tornado gun that burned itself out and is now twice-revived and is arguably better at creating a proper vortex to direct the flames. Built around a modified NERF gun, a pair of 60mm electric ducted fans with some additional venting and tunable via a speed controller direct the airflow through slits in a vortex chamber. A backpack of liquid propane literally fuels this phoenix of a flamethrower, so [JAIRUS] had plenty of time to put together some great footage. Check it out!
As you may expect, to form a proper vortex [JAIRUS] has to point the cannon more or less straight up, but you can still see the flames spiraling outwards when hes firing it horizontally. Despite how wicked-cool it is, the fire vortex cannon is a hulking weapon to wield, so for fast-paced firefights you might want to rely on the art of firebending.
[Thanks for the tip, Itay!]
During a solo concert this week in Barcelona, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters took a moment to address the audience about the recent bombing of Syria. Waters said he was approached by someone before the concert who wanted to get onstage and speak on behalf of the White Helmets about the alleged chemical attacks in 
En los ltimos siete aos 440 mujeres han sufrido violencia y 15 de ellas han sido asesinadas. La violencia de gnero es utilizada para silenciar la tarea periodstica de las mujeres, seal Luca Lagunes, directora de Comunicacin e Informacin de la Mujer (CIMAC).
En el marco del Comunicafest, organizado por la Facultad de Ciencias Polticas y Sociales de la UNAM (FCPyS), indic que la precariedad en los medios, la explotacin, la dinmica de trabajo de entregar texto, audio y video utilizando equipo propio por el mismo salario es parte de la violencia.
Por su parte, Aime Vega, doctora en Ciencias Polticas y Sociales de la UNAM, afirm que la carrera de comunicacin es mayoritariamente femenina pero esta situacin se revierte en el mercado de trabajo. Por ejemplo, en el sector de la televisin privada solamente el tres por ciento de las concesionarias o propietarias son mujeres. En el caso de la radio privada, el 10 por ciento.
Vega agreg que los grandes corporativos de comunicacin marginan a las mujeres. En muchos casos no hay ninguna mujer en sus consejos de administracin.
La doctora Vega precis que no existe la igualdad de gnero en las redacciones de los medios de comunicacin. Y adems hay una divisin sexual del trabajo. A las mujeres, por lo general, se les enva a las secciones menos relevantes.
Respecto a la academia, acot que hay una ausencia de perspectiva de gnero en las currculas. No existen materias en gnero y comunicacin en las carreras de periodismo de nuestra Universidad y quienes lo enseamos lo hacemos al margen de los programas oficiales.
En la mesa Gnero y Comunicacin del Comunicafest tambin participaron Ivan Islas, Coordinador del Centro de Estudios en Ciencias de la Comunicacin de la FCPyS, Erika Smith, Flor de Lis Vzquez y Nasheli Noriega. Smith, integrante de la Asociacin para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones, dijo que el internet permite amplificar la violencia contra las mujeres. La red propicia que se multipliquen los agresores y la escala de la agresin aumenta.
Este material se comparte con autorizacin de UNAM Global
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Sean Hannity was caught in the middle of controversy Monday when he was disclosed as the third client of President Trumps personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who is in a heap of legal trouble himself.
At a court hearing that focused on his $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels about her alleged affair with Trump, the judge demanded Cohen reveal his mystery client, who up until yesterday did not want to be named. And once the name was revealed, it sent shockwaves through much of the media.
The Fox News host attempted to defuse the situation by insisting that Cohen never represented him in any sort of legal battle, though he had previously sought legal advice, and by stressing that there was never a financial transaction between them. But no matter how he tries to distance himself from Cohen, their ties were strong enough for Cohen to list him among his three clients.
Hannity has every right to seek counsel from any attorney (he says he has eight lawyers representing him for various matters) and whatever was discussed between him and Cohen should be protected under attorney-client privilege unless criminality is involved. That being said, his failure to disclose his personal ties to Cohen, who has dominated the news cycle in recent months, was a complete lapse in judgment as a cable news host.
We all know Hannity isnt an objective journalist. He himself acknowledges that. Hes an opinion host who is a staunch supporter of Trump and more recently, a vocal defender of Cohen. Yet, folks in the media are calling for his head because he wasnt forthcoming about his relationship with Cohen.
Okay. If thats the standard, why dont we apply it to actual objective journalists?
CNNs Jim Sciutto is the networks chief national security correspondent who also serves as a fill-in anchor for James Tapper and Erin Burnett. He has quite the prominent role considering the fact that hes a former Obama administration official. You cant even find Obamas name in Sciuttos full bio on CNNs website. Isnt he obligated to tell his viewers that he had served in the previous presidency, which has its animus towards the current one?
Then theres also the face of ABC News, George Stephanopoulos, who famously served as White House Communications Director for President Bill Clinton. But no one seems to think its a conflict of interest when he interviews people like Hillary Clinton or former FBI Director James Comey.
RT | April 18, 2018 The US and its allies are doing practically nothing to help rebuild Raqqa, which is de-facto occupied, Russias UN Ambassador told the UNSC, after a UN representative reported on the mass-scale devastation of the Syrian city. On average, an estimated 50 people a week are being killed in Raqqa, the 
On April 8-11, the resort town of Boao, situated on the Chinese island of Hainan, saw the regular economic Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). Let us note the increasing importance of this forum that today is called the Asian Davos. This time it was visited by both the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (chosen as Continue reading The Boao Forum for Asia at the Prospect of the US-China Trade War
Can captive breeding and community-based conservation save this great raptor?
A power-tripping police officer unlawfully detained, assaulted, threatened, and accosted an innocent railroad worker who would later report the incident only to watch the department cover it up.
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Russia and India are long-standing partners with a rich history of mutually beneficial cooperation. The two countries have great trading potential. However, Russian-Indian trade and economic cooperation cannot yet be called very active. This situation is not acceptable to either side, and now Russia and India are working to develop their economic relations. For many Continue reading Russia and India on the Brink of a Major Trade Breakthrough
(TIM) British Petroleum, better known as BP, sought to convince the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) of Australia that a potential oil spill off the countrys coast would provide a welcome boost to local economies. BP made the claim in 2016 in an environmental plan written to convince NOPSEMA to approve the companys bid 
El mbito de Vivienda de Embat (Organizacin
Libertaria de Catalua) se constituy hace unos meses y est formado
esencialmente por militantes de base de varios grupos, sindicatos,
asambleas o asociaciones vinculadas a la lucha por el derecho a la
Children in the Gaza Strip. Gazans have been largely unable to rebuild from the devastation of three major Israeli military operations due to Israel's ongoing illegal blockade (Photo: public domain)
AFP/File | Former FBI director James Comey (L)and President Donald Trump: Trump denies firing Comey over the Russia collusion investigation
Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)! Trump said via Twitter early Wednesday.
Officially, Comey was fired based on the recommendation of Trump-appointed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
But in an interview with NBC News two days after the firing, Trump made clear the letter was not the real reason, and suggested that the Russia probe was behind his thinking.
Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey, he said.
In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, you know, this thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election.
As far as Im concerned, I want that thing to be absolutely done properly, he added.
In my opinion, it shouldve been over with a long time ago because all it is an excuse.
That statement, together with Trumps later attacks on Comey and the Justice Departments Special Counsel Robert Mueller, now the head of the Russia investigation, have stoked accusations by Democrats and some legal experts that Trump has sought to stifle the probe.
Comeys memoir released on Tuesday, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, describes conversations he had with Trump before he was fired in which the president seemed to pressure him over the Russia investigation.
But Comey has refrained from accusing Trump of obstruction, saying in an interview with National Public Radio Tuesday that he did not have the full picture of Muellers probe to be able to make that judgement.
Mueller, meanwhile, has been silent on the direction of his nearly year-long investigation, but media reports citing people informed on the probe say it has widened from allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Rus...
Sputnik April 18, 2018 Swedish TV-channel TV4 has sparked outrage by offering its viewers a skewed picture of reality by substituting the US with Russia in a critical news report on the US-backed attacks against the war-torn middle-Eastern country. In a news report about the conflict in Syria by TV4, a Syrian woman was speaking about the US, 
A 30-year-old artisan, Kabiru Tajudeen, who allegedly beat his landlady to a pulp for giving him a quit notice on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court. Tajudeen, who resides at 28, Omoroga Street, Powerline, Meiran, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for assault. The prosecutor, Inspector Raji Akeem, told the court that 
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Today, April 18th, is the eve of Israels 70th Independence Day. Some are probably wondering how that may be possible, if Israel declared its independence on the evening of May the 14th. The answer is, that Israel celebrates the event as if it was a Jewish holiday, according to the moon calendar, which most often does not coincide with the Latin, sun-based calendar.
This is only one aspect in how Israel seeks to apply itself as a Jewish State. But I am going to speak about an even more essential ideological aspect that sits at the heart of Zionism. It is not the notion of the Jewish state as such, but the notion of the Jewish nation.
First, lets jump back 100 years and look once again at the words of the British (and notably Jewish) Secretary of State for India Edwin Montagu, in his critique of His Majestys Governments intentions to endorse a Jewish national home in Palestine in 1917:
I assert that there is not a Jewish nation. The members of my family, for instance, who have been in this country for generations, have no sort or kind of community of view or of desire with any Jewish family in any other country beyond the fact that they profess to a greater or less degree the same religion. It is no more true to say that a Jewish Englishman and a Jewish Moor are of the same nation than it is to say that a Christian Englishman and a Christian Frenchman are of the same nation: of the same race, perhaps, traced back through the centuries through centuries of the history of a peculiarly adaptable race.
But Montagus logic did not win the day. Zionism did. And nowadays, many Jews around the world are relating to Israels Independence Day as if it was a religious holiday. Last Friday I had a conversation in Copenhagen with a man I hardly knew, we both merely knew we were Jewish:
Will you be celebrating Yom Haatzmaut [Israeli Independence Day]?, he asked.
You betcha I wont! I answered.
The man responded with a predictable expression of bewilderment.
Id rather be commemorating the Nakba, I said.
Nakba? Whats that? He wondered.
Its Arabic for catastrophe', I explained, when the vast majority of Palestinians was expelled.
Oh, he said.
After a short pause, he went:
But I love holidays like for example Pesach [Passover], he said.
Alright, but thats a religious holiday. Independence Day is not a religious holiday, unless you consider nationalism to be religious, I said.
A 57-year-old woman, Risikatu Abogunrin and her son, Ifetayo, were on Wednesday arraigned at an Ebute Meta Magistrates Court in Lagos, for allegedly selling adulterated drinks to the public. Risikatu and her 21-year-old son are facing a two-count of conspiracy and sale of adulterated drinks. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Prosecutor, 
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This news is for the fake greens.
Those who push an elitist agenda to the
detriment of everything else. Including bird populations. Ive
written on this topic previously.
Thinking about all these articles that suggest AGW is killing birds. Such as 'warming temperatures" via carbon.... (which isnt proven) The reality is the god awful monstrosities known as wind turbines are killing birds on a mass scale. Thats demonstrable. Provable. Well documented.
Notice from the article linked above blaming AGW we see this?
Species that depend on high-elevation forest habitat, long-distance migrants, and coastal breeders are most at risk from climate changeEuronews
|Migratory birds with a giant wind turbine stuck in the middle of their migration paths|
But all that clean, renewable energy comes with a high cost to the nation's wildlife. Researchers estimate that 140,000 to 328,000 birds are killed every year in collisions with the turbines' spinning rotor blades and support towers. The risk to birds is highest at night, when the blades and towers are cloaked in darkness.Is it clean, green, earth loving energy if it results in mass bird killing?
The Senate has suspended the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill which seeks to reshuffle the sequence of polls in a general election. The bill, which was considered for second reading, suffered a setback when several lawmakers across party lines who spoke in the debate on it, raised various issues against the amendment. The lawmakers resolved 
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El Servicio Meteorolgico Nacional pronostica que el ambiente ser seco y caluroso en la mayor parte del pas, se alcanzarn temperaturas de hasta 45C en el norte. Regeneracin, 18 de abril de 2018.- El Servicio Meteorolgico Nacional (SMN) en su pronstico del tiempo, prev para este mircoles temperaturas de ms de 35 grados Celsius en 
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for more arrest on the invasion of the Senate, which led to the removal of the Mace. It has been alleged that the Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been arrested for the invasion. In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by 
Santiago Ribeiro is preparing the International Surrealism Now exhibition to November 17, 2018, in Coimbra, Portugal with exhibitions in Spain, New York, Paris and Moscow.
Western media journalists, if they were really committed to principles of accuracy and critical investigation, should be poring over the rubble in Douma, interviewing local people and finding out what really happened. But they are not.
The head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus has asked the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to take a closer look at emails and texts between demoted FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that previously had been given to Congress.
In a letter to Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., claimed recently uncovered documents suggest a concerning level of coordination between the Department of Justice and the FBI throughout crucial moments of the investigation into [Hillary] Clintons private email server.
Meadows claim contradicts repeated statements by former FBI Director James Comey, who has said the bureau and the DOJ did not coordinate on his July 2016 statement recommending Clinton not be charged for keeping classified information on her personal email server.
Given the tone of Director Comeys sworn testimony, and his stated intention to continue to publicly speaking about the investigation in support of his new book, Meadows wrote, we believe it is important to further examine whether his previous statements before Congress and the American people were misleading.
Meadows quoted a July 1, 2016 text exchange between Strzok and Page about then-Attorney General Loretta Lynchs pledge to accept Comeys recommendations in the email case.
Timing looks like hell, Strzok wrote. Will appear choreographed. All major news networks literally leading with AG to accept FBI [Directors] recommendation.
Yeah, that is awful timing, Page answered. Nothing we can do about it.
What I meant was, Strzok said, did DOJ tell us yesterday they were doing this, so [Comey] added that language.
Page texted back: I think we had some warning of it. I know they sent some statement to [Comey chief of staff James] Rybicki bc he called andy [Deputy FBI Director An...
We've known openSUSE Leap 15 would arrive this summer now we finally know when exactly it will make its debut...
Vietnam has tried and imprisoned several members of a US-funded network engaged in sedition across the country. The move follows trials and prison terms handed out earlier this year for other US-funded operatives meddling in Vietnams internal political affairs. The prison terms for agents of US-funded political meddling in Vietnam come as the US and its European allies continue pushing accusations of Russian meddling. However, unlike the US and Europes accusations against Russia, agents of US-funded sedition in Vietnam are exposed by extensive evidence, much of which comes from the US government itself. The BBC in its April 6, 2018 article, Nguyen Van Dai: Vietnam jails activist lawyer and five others, would claim...
The series of brief reviews of critical moments in recent US history in this article would be described by some as "conspiracy theories," but over the years many have been shown to be conspiracy facts. There are conspiracies, i.e. agreements by people in and out of government to work together to accomplish an end result. These are only some recent examples and do not include many US government regime change efforts that the US initially denied but are now admitted and documents prove they occurred. Their are allegations of fake news conspiracies today. The most recent are the allegations of a chemical attack by President Assad in Syria.
Strapping some gear to an Alaskan Malamute produces data that can train deep learning algorithms to navigate the world like a dog Photo: iStockphoto
A dogs purpose can take on new meaning when humans strap a GoPro camera to her head. Such dog cam video clips have helped train computer vision software that could someday give rise to robotic canine companions.
The idea behind DECADE, described as a dataset of ego-centric videos from a dogs perspective, is to directly model the behavior of intelligent beings based on how they see and move around within the real world. Vision and movement data from a single dogan Alaskan Malamute named Kelp M. Redmonproved capable of training off-the-shelf deep learning algorithms to predict how dogs might react to different situations, such as seeing the owner holding a bag of treats or throwing a ball.
The near-term application would be to model the behavior of the dog and try to make an actual robot dog using this data, said Kiana Ehsani , a PhD student in computer science at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Dogs became the research candidate of choice for modeling visually intelligent agents because they have simpler behaviors than humans. But they also display more complex behaviors than many other animals through their social interactions with other dogs and humans.
This research was backed with funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Ehsani and her colleagues at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) published the details of their work in a 28 March 2018 paper uploaded to the preprint server arXiv [pdf].
The data collection process went beyond just putting a GoPro camera on the Alaskan Mamalutes head. Researchers also attached motion trackers to the dogs body and joints to record each body parts absolute position and the relative angle of the dogs limbs and body. The trackers collected an average rate of 20 readings per second and were synchronized through a system based on a Raspberry Pi 3.0 computer.
We needed the setup to be robust to the dog's movements and shakings and also light-weight and comfortable for the dog such that there is no interference in her normal behavior, Ehsani explained....
El candidato por la coalicin Juntos Haremos Historia declar que sus adversarios electorales estn nerviosos, pues primero fue el aeropuerto, despus un cheque de El Chapo y ahora la avioneta. Regeneracin, 18 de abril de 2018.- El candidato presidencial por la coalicin Juntos Haremos Historia, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador declar que son normales los ataques 
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Signal Sciences announced the latest innovations for its Web Protection Platform. Its patented architecture provides security, operations and development teams with the visibility, security and scalability needed to protect against the full spectrum of threats their web applications now face, from OWASP Top 10 to account takeovers, API misuse and bots. Signal Sciences works across any architecture, providing the broadest coverage against real threats and attack scenarios as well as integrations into DevOps tools that More
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LAGOS APRIL 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The police on Wednesday arrested Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
The senator was arrested in the Senate Wing of the National Assembly at 1:57pm.
This was after hoodlums he allegedly led into the Chamber carted away the mace of the Senate.
The Senate in a statement accused Omo-Agege, who was suspended on Tuesday, of leading the hoodlums into the chamber.
Cinco policas sacaron a la joven transexual por la fuerza de los baos y la golpearon, le pegaron con las macanas principalmente en los senos. Regeneracin, 18 de abril de 2018.- Un joven transexual, llamado Daniela M. Morales, denunci en su cuenta de Facebook que fue violentada al utilizar el bao en la Feria de 
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Pueblos mayas de Yucatn se unieron contra mega granja porcina; economa verde que mercantiliza naturaleza; contra soya transgnica, fotovoltaicas, inmobiliarias; entre otras. Regeneracin 18 de abril del 2018. Pueblos Mayas de la Pennsula de Yucatn se unieron para conjuntar fuerzas frente a megaproyectos. Denunciaron los falsos proyectos de desarrollo que en nombre de la prosperidad estn 
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This fall, voters in Washington State will
consider an initiative (1631) that, if passed, would put a fee on
carbon and use the funds to "reduce pollution,
promote renewable energy, and address climate change
impacts." Superficially it sounds good, but underneath the
hood there are very serious
In this blog, I will analyze Initiative 1631, note some its major deficiencies, and suggest a far better approach (a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would improve Washington's regressive tax structure).
Remember the "Big bitcoin heist" we reported last month when a group of thieves stole around 600 powerful bitcoin mining devices from Icelandic data centers? Icelandic Police had arrested 11 suspects as part of the investigation, one of which has escaped from prison and fled to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the Icelandic prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir. Sindri Thor
Hannitys rising role in Trumps world: He basically has a desk in the place
The phone calls between President Trump and Sean Hannity come early in the morning or late at night, after the Fox News host goes off the air. They discuss ideas for Hannitys show, Trumps frustration with the ongoing special counsel probe and even, at times, what the president should tweet, according to people familiar with the conversations. When hes off the phone, Trump is known to cite Hannity when he talks with White House advisers.
The revelation this week that the two men share an attorney is just the latest sign of how Hannity is intertwined with Trumps world an increasingly powerful confidant who offers the media-driven president a sympathetic ear and shared grievances. The conservative commentator is so close to Trump that some White House aides have dubbed him the unofficial chief of staff.
This portrait of the interactions between the president and the talk-show host is based on interviews with more than a dozen friends, advisers and associates of the two men, some of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.
For a president who feels, intensely, that he is under siege, Hannity offers what he prizes: loyalty and a mass audience. And Trump, in turn, has directed his supporters to Hannitys show urging people on Twitter last week to watch the commentator attack special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who heads the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.
Their bond intensified during the 2016 campaign and has grown stronger during Trumps time in office.
The bottom line is, during the heat of the campaign when relationships are forged, he was always there, offering good advice, in person and on television, former deputy Trump campaign manager David Bossie said of Hannity. The president sees him as an incredibly smart and articulate spokesman for the agenda.
Chinese supremo Xi Jinping laid out Chinas vision for the international system at the Bo Ao conference on Hainan Island. And it sounds pretty good. Especially when contrasted with Donald Trumps clumsy application of the America First! principle in his illegal bombing of Syria. The PRC probably wishes that Donald Trump could stay president of 
I recently spent a largely sleepless night at a hotel, and out of equal parts curiosity and boredom, decided to kill some time scanning the guest network to see what my fellow travelers might be up to. As youd probably expect, I saw a veritable sea of Samsung and Apple devices. But buried among the seemingly endless number of smartphones charging next to their sleeping owners, I found something rather interesting. I was as picking up a number of Amazon-made devices, all of which had port 5555 open.
As a habitual Android tinkerer, this struck me as very odd. Port 5555 is used for Android Debug Bridge (ADB), a development tool used to control and perform various administrative tasks on an Android device over the network or (more commonly) locally over USB. The number of users who would have legitimately needed to enable network ADB on their devices is surely rather low, so to see a half dozen of them on the network at the same time seemed improbable to say the least.
Why would so many devices manufactured by Amazon all have network ADB enabled? I realized there must be a connection, and it didnt take long to figure it out.
The somewhat awkwardly named Fire TV Stick is a cheap little device that you stick in the HDMI port of your TV to turn it into a smart TV. Ostensibly it allows you to stream content from all the big name providers out there, but realistically Amazon is hoping it will get you to spend more money within their ecosystem. For Amazon, the Fire Stick is to video content as the Kindle is to books: sell the hardware cheap, and make money on the subsequent content purchases....
by W. Stephen Gilbert Its more than time to try to unpick the shemozzl of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party 1. Self-harming is ever Labours favourite activity, and those MPs determined to keep the row going have lost sight of the danger that what they wish for will hurt them more, that unseating Jeremy Corbyn will cost some of them their own seats and condemn us to Tory rule for the forseeable future. It is essential to get this thing back into perspective and to halt the misinformation over the issue both current and retrospective. It seems to me that there are five propositions on the table, four of which are simply not sustainable. They are: 1) anti-Semitism is rife throughout the Labour Party; 2) the left is innately anti-Semitic; 3) Jeremy Corbyn is complicit in anti-Semitism or at best complaisant in face of its incidence; 4) this controversy has been whipped up now in order to damage Corbyn; 5) charges of anti-Semitism in the party are wholly fabricated. Propositions 1) and 5) are mutually
Sputnik 18.04.2018 In an interview with BFMTV, the leader of the right-wing National Front has cast doubt on the credibility of the claims made by French authorities in relation to missile strikes on Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta. First of all, 
The author writes, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged President Trump to get congressional approval before the United States launched airstrikes against Syria last week, but was overruled by Mr. Trump, who wanted a rapid and dramatic response, military and administration officials said.
The author writes, Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering gene therapy treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run.
The author writes, The US is pursuing contributions from Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to help counter Iran in Syria by filling the void should the US significantly reduce its footprint in the country.
American pastor Andrew Brunson has been detained in Turkey since 2016 on suspicion he had something to do with the attempted coup that year. US officials, including President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, have claimed Brunsons innocence and have sent appeals for his release. The only way that will happen, it seems, is if the US extradites the Turkish priest Fethullah Gulen, who is currently residing in Pennsylvania.
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Straddling the northeast branch of the Anacostia River just outside of Washington, D.C., is a half-square-mile patch of green called Edmonston. Its a tiny Maryland town where, despite its distance from the Chesapeake Bay, the residents seem to understand that what they do here affects what happens there. What started in the early 2000s as an effort to ameliorate flooding on the towns main thoroughfare has snowballed into a series of water quality-minded projects that are sprucing up streets, filling empty lots with community gardens and reducing the amount of polluted stormwater flowing into the Anacostia River. The projects also have burnished the towns sense of identity, setting Edmonston apart from the maze of Maryland suburbs tucked inside DCs bustling beltway in Prince Georges County.
En entrevista para Bloomberg, el director de Eurasia Group, consultora de riesgos polticos cree que Lpez Obrador se perfila para ganar las elecciones. Regeneracin, 18 de abril de 2018.- Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador tendra que cometer un error muy grave para perder las elecciones y hasta la fecha, no se le ve contrincante, consider 
La entrada Hoy Lpez Obrador est muy fuerte, es difcil que pierda: Daniel Kerner de Eurasia Group se public primero en Regeneracin.
Latin Americas left has been in disarray since the commodity boom ended five years ago, with events in Brazil, Venezuela, and elsewhere conspiring to see a return of right-wing parties and politicians to office in their respective countries. Progressive groups saw events like the impeachment of the then-Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff as a reassertion of an old pattern of elite conservative (and pro-US) influence in the region at the expense of the previously dominant left. But observers on both the right and the left do not seem to have accounted for how poorly many of the right-of-center Latin American governments have fared once coming to power, a trend that suggests this right-wing resurgence in the Americas may end up being relatively brief, even despite recent conservative victories in countries like Honduras.
Once again a bellwether could be Brazil, the largest and most important country in the region. After years of political chaos, the unpopular interim administration of Michel Temer (who is serving out the remainder of Dilma Rousseffs term) is due to end in October. The race is currently wide open, with frontrunner and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (popularly known as Lula) in prison and his most right-wing rival Jair Bolsonaro facing criminal charges for inciting hatred. The way Brazil turns in October could signal a change in political direction for the whole of Latin America; therefore, it merits a closer look at the factors affecting Brazils presidential race.
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