Archiv: 2018


17.07.2020 - 09:52 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

The CIA can now target/attack media outfits, charities, etc based on paranoid suspicion of ties to designated enemies and little to no hard evidence. Presumably this means US-based organizations are fair game as well.

17.07.2020 - 09:50 [ Yahoo.com ]

Exclusive: Secret Trump order gives CIA more powers to launch cyberattacks

The secret authorization, known as a presidential finding, gives the spy agency more freedom in both the kinds of operations it conducts and who it targets, undoing many restrictions that had been in place under prior administrations. The finding allows the CIA to more easily authorize its own covert cyber operations, rather than requiring the agency to get approval from the White House.

24.03.2020 - 00:22 [ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC.gov ]

Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States — 2018–2019 influenza season

CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2018–2019 season included an estimated 35.5 million people getting sick with influenza, 16.5 million people going to a health care provider for their illness, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths from influenza (Table 1).

24.08.2018 - 10:47 [ Digitalcourage ]

Freiheit statt Angst – Stoppt die Polizeigesetze am 20. Oktober 2018, Berlin

Auf die Straße – für Freiheit und Rechtsstaat! Gegen Wahrscheinlichkeitsjustiz, Prognosepolizei, Politik der Angst und die Verschärfung der Polizeigesetze.

24.08.2018 - 10:44 [ Digitalcourage e.V. ‏/ Twitter ]

Diese Info auf Twitter zuerst: Die bundesweite Demo gegen Polizeigesetze in Berlin wird auf den 20. Oktober 2018 verschoben. (Der Termin 29.9. ist damit hinfällig.) #NoPolG #NoNPoG #NoPAG #NoPoG

(Grund: Erdogan, Aufbau 3. Oktober und http://welcome-united.org ) Sorry, #privacyweek

15.07.2018 - 10:46 [ Time.com ]

2018 Midterm Elections: This Republican Super PAC Raised $51 Million to Try and Save the Party’s House Majority

(12.7.2018) The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a Republican Super PAC aligned with retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, said Thursday that it raised a record-breaking $51 million in the second quarter of 2018, and has $71 million cash on hand.

This is more money than the group raised in the entire 2016 election cycle. $30 million of this haul came from mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, as Politico reported in May.

15.07.2018 - 10:42 [ New York Times ]

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.

(20.6.2018) By siding so emphatically with one party, Mr. Bloomberg has the potential to upend the financial dynamics of the midterm campaign, which have appeared to favor Republicans up to this point. Facing intense opposition to President Trump and conservative policies, Republicans have been counting on a strong economy and heavily funded outside groups to give them a political advantage in key races, especially in affluent suburbs where it is expensive to run television ads.

19.06.2018 - 18:01 [ Wiener Zeitung ]

„Nur die obersten 10 Prozent profitieren wirklich“

Charlotte Bartels: Wir haben festgestellt, dass der Einkommensanteil des im Jahr erwirtschafteten Nationaleinkommens, der an die obersten 10 Prozent der Bevölkerung geht, heute gleich hoch ist wie 1913 – nämlich 40 Prozent.

Jetzt könnte man argumentieren, dass sich seit 1913 nichts geändert hat und die Verhältnisse immer gleichgeblieben sind. War es so?

Nein. Es gab erhebliche Schwankungen.

Wie haben die ausgesehen?

Es gibt in der Kurve zwei radikale Einschnitte. Diese waren der Erste und der Zweite Weltkrieg.