Archiv: absolutely popcorn


22.05.2020 - 10:28 [ wsbtv.com ]

CDC, Georgia to change website reporting after combining antibody and viral test results

In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Health said it would remove the antibody testing data from the diagnostic data, although it had been following the current CDC guidance on the reporting data.

Thursday, Toomey addressed the issue during a state news conference.

“I’m actually am grateful that the media are looking at this closely because often you can recognize things that I did not see, or there are some inconsistencies that I didn’t notice,” Toomey said.

20.05.2020 - 13:21 [ Bryan MacDonald / Twitter ]

Meanwhile in Sochi on Sunday, six members of Russia’s ‚National Guard‘ (росгвардейцев) versus one man who clearly loves his freedom.

(18.05.2020)

Here’s a better angle. The man was refusing to stay inside at a special Covid-19 quarantine centre. There are currently 393 people obliged to stay in the facility at Sochi observatory. This also explains the cheering.

13.05.2020 - 06:52 [ Achse des Guten ]

Schlaglichter einer Demo-Welle

Der Aktivist schien die Einschränkung der Grundrechte nicht so dramatisch zu finden wie ich. Verständnislos sah er mich an und sagte, dass man auf keinen Fall mit Rechten zusammen demonstrieren dürfe. Ja, es gebe auch linken Protest gegen die Corona-Sonderregelungen. Da müsse man schon ein bisschen aufpassen. Aber schließlich sei das Virus gefährlich und in Zeiten globaler Pandemien müsse man solche Einschränkungen eben hinnehmen. Mir war gar nicht klar, dass die Antifa so gehorsam sein kann.

11.05.2020 - 18:47 [ Evangelisch.de ]

Verschwörungstheorien zu Corona erreichen Mitte der Gesellschaft

Markus Kerber, Staatssekretär im Bundesinnenministerium, beobachtet einen „weltweiten Informationskampf“ angesichts der Pandemie. Das Ministerium habe zuerst einen Anstieg von Desinformation und Propaganda aus dem Ausland festgestellt. Mittlerweile verbreiteten sich Verschwörungstheorien auch im Inland.

11.05.2020 - 12:56 [ TaiwanNews.com.tw ]

China asked WHO to cover up coronavirus outbreak: German intelligence service

Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) asked World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the German intelligence agency BND found, according to a report by German magazine Der Spiegel.

During a conversation on Jan. 21, Xi reportedly asked Tedros not to announce that the virus could be transmitted between humans and to delay any declaration of a coronavirus pandemic.

07.05.2020 - 14:54 [ i24News.tv ]

Report: Iran behind recent cyberattack on Israel’s water supply

Iranian hackers said to have routed the attack through servers located in the United States

Iran is the suspected culprit behind last month’s cyberattack on several facilities operated by Israel’s Water Authority, Fox News reported Thursday, citing a source among US officials.

30.04.2020 - 17:27 [ ScientificAmerican.com ]

Will Americans Be Willing to Install COVID-19 Tracking Apps?

Citing an infringement of constitutional rights and freedoms, leaders in the United States have so far been hesitant to adopt such technological approaches, but that may be about to change.

27.04.2020 - 19:04 [ Washington Post ]

The only way to get back to normal this summer is to test everyone in the United States, Nobel Prize-winning economist says

“I’m on the optimistic end of how quickly we can scale testing up,” said Romer, who won the 2018 Nobel Prize for economics. “I do think there’s a way most people could feel safe returning to what feels like normal life this summer if we do this wide-scale testing.”

24.04.2020 - 16:13 [ ORF.at ]

Van der Bellen: Rechtseinschränkungen brauchen Ablaufdatum

Die „dramatischen Einschränkungen“ werden auch den VfGH beschäftigen. Van der Bellen ist überzeugt, „dass der Verfassungsgerichtshof sich auch in dieser außerordentlich heiklen Situation bewähren wird“. Schließlich sei der Gerichtshof seit 100 Jahren „der Hüter der modernen, liberalen Demokratie“.

24.04.2020 - 14:55 [ CNN ]

Homeland Security official who detailed effect of temperature on coronavirus has long military background

The New York Times reported in 2018 that American and Ukranian government officials expressed concern about whether Bryan was being co-opted by a Ukranian company seen as aligned with an oligarch …

24.04.2020 - 14:55 [ MDR.de ]

Fakten-Check: Sonne, Wärme und UV-Licht schlecht für Coronaviren?

(07.04.2020)

Ein Gerücht, das sich hartnäckig hält: Wärme, Sonne und UV-Licht sollen das Coronavirus eindämmen. Höchste Zeit, dass damit aufgeräumt wird! Denn so heiß, dass es den Coronaviren schaden könnte, wird es höchstens in der Sauna. Ausgangsbeschränkungen und Kontaktverbot dürfen vorerst also nicht gelockert werden – und das Thema Osterausflug ist nach wie vor Geschichte.

23.04.2020 - 08:17 [ ZDF ]

Bühne frei für Angela Merkel

Heute hat Merkel ihren nächsten Auftritt. Diesmal bei ihrer Regierungserklärung vor dem durch Corona ausgedünnten Bundestag. Sie können ihre Rede – samt möglicher neuer Trendwörter – und die anschließende Debatte heute ab 9 Uhr live bei ZDFheute verfolgen.

21.04.2020 - 13:58 [ Birgit Baumann / derStandard.at ]

Merkels Krisenmanagement: Mutti kümmert sich

Eigentlich hatten die Deutschen ja schon genug von ihr. Nach Merkels Rückzug vom CDU-Vorsitz im Dezember 2018 und der darauffolgenden Phase der minimalen Präsenz als Kanzlerin galt sie vielen als „Lame Duck“.

Doch die Corona-Krise hat auch hier die Verhältnisse auf den Kopf gestellt, Merkel und die Union dürfen sich über glänzende Umfrageergebnisse freuen.

17.04.2020 - 18:43 [ Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin ]

Verordnung zur Eindämmung des Coronavirus in Berlin

(7) Für Versammlungen unter freiem Himmel von bis zu 20 Teilnehmenden kann die Versammlungsbehörde in besonders gelagerten Einzelfällen auf Antrag Ausnahmen vom Verbot des Absatz 1 zulassen, sofern dies im Einzelfall aus infektionsschutzrechtlicher Sicht vertretbar ist.

14.04.2020 - 18:28 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Tell the Democrat Governors that “Mutiny On The Bounty” was one of my all time favorite movies.

A good old fashioned mutiny every now and then is an exciting and invigorating thing to watch, especially when the mutineers need so much from the Captain. Too easy!

14.04.2020 - 18:23 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Gov. Cuomo: Trump Does Not Have Total Authority; „We Have A Constitution, We Don’t Have A King“

“ The president doesn’t have total authority. We have a constitution. We don’t have a king. We have an elected president. That’s what our founding fathers did when they wrote the constitution. And the constitution clearly says the powers that are not specifically listed for the federal government are reserved to the states. And the balance between federal and state authority was central to the constitution, it’s one of the great balances of power. „

13.04.2020 - 19:36 [ Fox News ]

Trump says decision coming ‘shortly’ on reopening economy, as task force formed

(today)

The task force is also expected to include acting chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Tom Philipson and White House advisers Larry Kudlow, Peter Navarro, Chris Liddell, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

13.04.2020 - 19:12 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu, Gantz in Last Ditch Effort to Form Unity Gov’t, Hours Before Mandate Expires

Gantz Is set to give a statement to the press at 9:00 P.M. in which he was expected to give details regarding the talks. His statement was originally scheduled for 8:30 P.M. before Netanyahu announced he would also be speaking, at 8:20 P.M.

05.04.2020 - 19:34 [ Spiked ]

Tyranny comes to Hyde Park

‘Can I ask what exercise you’re doing, sir, apart from exercising your thumbs?’ The copper is wearing a perfect sneer. I get the impression he has been waiting his entire jobsworth’s life to be able to reprimand someone for sitting on a park bench and writing a text message.

04.04.2020 - 14:07 [ Margit Stein / Twitter ]

„Moderne Piraterie“: USA fangen 200.000 Masken für Berliner Polizei ab | Euronews

26.03.2020 - 17:17 [ Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post's chief political correspondent / Twitter ]

In a dramatic turn of events, Blue and White is on the verge of breaking up after @gantzbe agreed to Likud’s demand for him to be the candidate to replace @YuliEdelstein in order to enable a unity government:

23.03.2020 - 09:11 [ Newsweek.com ]

Exclusive: Inside The Military’s Top Secret Plans If Coronavirus Cripples the Government

(18.03.2020)

According to new documents and interviews with military experts, the various plans – codenamed Octagon, Freejack and Zodiac – are the underground laws to ensure government continuity. They are so secret that under these extraordinary plans, „devolution“ could circumvent the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession, and military commanders could be placed in control around America.

„We’re in new territory,“ says one senior officer, the entire post-9/11 paradigm of emergency planning thrown out the window. The officer jokes, in the kind of morbid humor characteristic of this slow-moving disaster, that America had better learn who Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy is.

23.03.2020 - 08:51 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

General Terrence O’Shaughnessy: Secret plan to install general if law breaks down

The United States would then be placed under the authority of Terrence O’Shaughnessy, a four-star general and former fighter pilot who is the designated “combatant commander”, according to Newsweek.

General O’ Shaughnessy, 56, leads the US Northern Command (Northcom), a military authority responsible for homeland defence, created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

14.03.2020 - 19:57 [ theHill.com ]

Trump’s national security adviser says China ‚covered up‘ coronavirus

White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien on Wednesday criticized China’s response to the coronavirus as a cover-up and said that Beijing cost the global community two months to respond to the outbreak.

„Unfortunately, rather than use best practices, this outbreak in Wuhan was covered up,“ O’Brien said in remarks at the Heritage Foundation. „There’s lots of open source reporting from Chinese nationals that the doctors involved were either silenced or put in isolation … so the word of this virus could not get out.“

14.03.2020 - 19:35 [ New YorkTimes ]

China Spins Tale That the U.S. Army Started the Coronavirus Epidemic

(today)

The intentional spreading of an unfounded conspiracy theory — which recirculated on China’s tightly controlled internet on Friday — punctuated a downward spiral in relations between the two countries that has been fueled by the basest instincts of officials on both sides.

12.03.2020 - 19:23 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Bennett, Liberman, Deri call for emergency unity government

„Unite now, fight later,“ Bennett said at a Tel Aviv press conference in which he proposed passing a bill to freeze the current political situation for six months.
Liberman suggested a government of only Likud and Blue and White to deal with the coronavirus on Thursday in an interview with the Russian-language Channel 9.

10.03.2020 - 18:40 [ Scotty McGuire / Twitter ]

Michigan: C-SPAN 2 camera zooms out far enough to show the reality of Joe Biden’s true campaign. Detroit Michigan school gymnasium. The attendance super low, but on top of that; audience talked with each other the whole time that he was giving his speech.

10.03.2020 - 18:39 [ Naomi Lim, @BBCNorthAmerica , @CNNPolitics / Twitter ]

I’ve spent almost a year covering Biden on the road and I’ve never seen a line this long for one of his events. Here in Detroit, Michigan on primary eve for his rally with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.

Via @dcexaminer .

06.03.2020 - 10:41 [ New York Times ]

Biden’s Rise Gives the Establishment One Last Chance

I don’t know about you, but the election results this week filled me with more hope than I’ve felt in years. It felt like somebody turning down the volume.

The angry and putrid shouting that has marked the last four years — and that would mark a Trump vs. Sanders campaign — might actually come to an end.

05.03.2020 - 14:41 [ Plain Ol' Johnny Graz / Twitter ]

My predictions for South Carolina and Super Tuesday: Massive irregularities and late results. Bernie initially ahead, then slowly losing ground as manipulated results trickle in. At best, a mixed result for Bernie, fueling the brokered convention narrative.

(28.02.2020)

02.03.2020 - 10:44 [ theHill.com ]

Wasserman Schultz endorses Biden

Wasserman Schultz announced her endorsement and published an op-ed supporting the former vice president in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. She is the fifth representative of Congress to endorse Biden from Florida.

25.02.2020 - 17:50 [ Miriam Hollstein, bei @BILDamSonntag / Twitter ]

Wenn die CDU-Frauen so drauf wären wie die Männer, würden sie jetzt hinter den Kulissen verbreiten „Der kann’s einfach nicht.“ (Und zwar egal, wer DER ist)

25.02.2020 - 14:08 [ The Jimmy Dore Show / Youtube ]

CIA Says Russia Is Boosting Bernie As Predicted

About The Jimmy Dore Show:
#TheJimmyDoreShow is a hilarious and irreverent take on news, politics and culture featuring Jimmy Dore, a professional stand up comedian, author and podcaster.

23.02.2020 - 16:04 [ Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City / Twitter ]

And hey @PeteButtigieg , try to not be so smug when you just got your ass kicked. You know how we form a winning coalition to beat Trump? With a true multi-racial coalition of working Americans: something @BernieSanders has proven he can do + you haven’t. Dude, show some humility

22.02.2020 - 11:08 [ theHill.com ]

Clinton calls Trump ‚Putin’s puppet‘ amid reports of Russian interference in 2020 election

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called President Trump „Putin’s Puppet“ and claimed he „can’t win“ without foreign help after a report this week said that intelligence officials are warning of Russian interference in the 2020 election.

22.02.2020 - 10:50 [ Spiegel.de ]

Russland mischt sich offenbar zugunsten von Bernie Sanders in Vorwahlkampf ein

US-Behörden haben der „Washington Post“ zufolge Bernie Sanders informiert, dass Russland sich in den Vorwahlkampf einmische und ihn unterstützen wolle.

22.02.2020 - 10:45 [ theHill.com ]

Bloomberg campaign hits Sanders over reports of Russian interference

Mike Bloomberg’s campaign seized on reports that Russia has sought to interfere in the 2020 election to boost the campaigns of his Democratic presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and President Trump.

22.02.2020 - 10:43 [ Washington Post ]

Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign

The disclosure of Russian assistance to Sanders follows a briefing to lawmakers last week in which a senior intelligence official said that Russia wants to see Trump reelected, …

20.02.2020 - 13:31 [ Zeit.de ]

Markus Söder: Gut, dass es ihn gibt

(19.02.2020)

Distanziert sich nach dem Debakel von Thüringen unter den konservativen Amtsträgern ausgerechnet Markus Söder von der CSU bemerkenswert klar und schnell von der AfD. Auch in der Klimapolitik scheint Söder erkannt zu haben, dass mit den Rezepten der Vergangenheit die Zukunft nicht zu gewinnen ist – jedenfalls bereitet er seine Partei gleichzeitig auf mögliche Koalitionen mit den Grünen auf Bundesebene vor.

19.02.2020 - 15:25 [ Spiegel ]

Regierungskrise in Thüringen: Lieberknecht fordert CDU zur Wahl Ramelows auf

Sie halte es jetzt für die „sauberste Lösung“, die vorhandene Mehrheit zu nutzen, sagte sie dem SPIEGEL. Also jene Mehrheit von Linken und CDU, die in Thüringen zusammen auf fast 53 Prozent der Stimmen kommen.

Dabei solle die CDU nicht nur die Wahl von Ex-Linken-Ministerpräsident Bodo Ramelow aktiv unterstützen, sondern darüber hinaus auch eine stabile Regierung ermöglichen.

19.02.2020 - 14:11 [ Washington Post ]

It’s time to give the elites a bigger say in choosing the president

For decades, the conversation about nominations has been about the conflicts between party elites and everyone else. Today, that conversation is counterproductive. A better approach is to think about how voters and elites could best play their different roles: to make their political parties more representative while ultimately narrowing the nomination choice down to one person. And the best way to do that would be through preference primaries.

18.02.2020 - 13:58 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Op-Ed: Dems Should Do The Sensible Thing And Nominate A Moderate Rapacious Psychopath

If you can’t take it from me, take it from the cold, hard numbers: if Democrats want to beat Trump, they need to nominate a centrist. Someone who rejects the extremes of Bernie’s far left and Trump’s far right and instead espouses sensible, middle-of-the-road values like endless war and military expansionism, rapacious ecocide, corrupt plutocracy, crushing domestic austerity measures, new cold war nuclear escalations, continued deregulation of sociopathic financial and commercial institutions, police militarization, unprecedented levels of imprisonment, Orwellian surveillance programs, internet censorship, and ever-mounting authoritarianism.

You know, the moderate position.

17.02.2020 - 10:03 [ Tagesspiegel / Twitter ]

Berlins SPD-Fraktionschef #Saleh behauptet, CDU und FDP stünden nicht „uneingeschränkt zur Demokratie“. So befeuert er den politischen Klimawandel.

Ein Kommentar von @LorenzMaroldt

11.02.2020 - 09:34 [ ZDF ]

Kevin Kühnert im ZDF – SPD soll die CDU jetzt „nicht schubsen“

Der Juso-Vorsitzende Kühnert empfiehlt seiner Partei, der CDU in den zu klärenden Personalfragen genug Raum zu geben. Die SPD solle jetzt keine parteitaktischen Vorteile ziehen.

10.02.2020 - 10:38 [ Spiegel.de ]

Regierungskrise in Thüringen: Merkel telefoniert mit Ramelow

Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) hat am Rande der Sitzung des Koalitionsausschusses mit Thüringens Ex-Ministerpräsident Bodo Ramelow (Linke) telefoniert. Es sei dabei sehr klar darauf hingewiesen worden, dass die CDU keine Linken unterstütze, berichtet die Deutsche Presse-Agentur unter Berufung auf Koalitionskreise.

10.02.2020 - 10:37 [ Junge Welt ]

Ramelow fürchtet Staatskrise: Linke-Politiker wirbt um Unterstützung von CDU und FDP in Thüringen

Thüringens abgewählter Ministerpräsident Bodo Ramelow (Die Linke) hat nach dem Rücktritt seines frischgebackenen Nachfolgers Thomas Kemmerich (FDP) um Unterstützung von FDP und CDU geworben, um eine »fundamentale Staatskrise« abzuwenden.

06.02.2020 - 12:08 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

I’ve been resisting the idea that the Iowa debacle was driven by malice, result-manipulation and corruption rather than ineptitude and stupidity — I just hadn’t seen convincing evidence of deliberate fraud — but I’m starting to change my mind:

https://twitter.com/bagniewski/status/1224884476213387265

05.02.2020 - 17:23 [ thegatewaypundit.com ]

SEEMS LEGIT: Watch How Pete Buttigieg ‘Randomly’ Wins Coin Toss in Iowa to Determine Who Gets Last Delegate in Tied Precinct (VIDEO)

Maybe this is how Hillary Clinton won 6-for-6 coin toss victories in Iowa in 2016?

04.02.2020 - 06:18 [ CNN ]

READ: Iowa Democratic Party statement on delay in caucus results

„We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report. This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.“ — Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Mandy McClure

01.02.2020 - 07:57 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Together, we can win this election and transform the country. Watch our first Caucus Concert featuring @boniver , live in Clive, Iowa!

31.01.2020 - 14:59 [ NPR.org ]

Why Many Progressives Say They’ve Come Back To Bernie Sanders

„I wasn’t sure it was a good idea, to be perfectly honest,“ the former New Hampshire state senator-turned-podcast host said recently. „What held me back a little bit was as Bernie says, ‚It’s not me, it’s us,‘ and that so many other candidates were picking up what he was talking about.“

Many progressives said similar things at the beginning of this campaign cycle. They felt that issues that Sanders has championed, such as Medicare for All, were now part of the party’s mainstream debate.

But as the campaign dragged on …

22.01.2020 - 21:28 [ Tagesschau ]

EU-Kommissionschefin in Davos: Von der Leyen droht mit Klima-Zöllen

Ein „Grenzausgleichssystem“ für CO2 sei ein Weg, um das Klima und Unternehmen vor unfairer Konkurrenz zu schützen, sagte von der Leyen beim Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos. Es mache keinen Sinn, „Treibhausgas-Emissionen nur zu Hause zu senken, wenn wir zugleich den Import von CO2 aus dem Ausland erhöhen“.

14.01.2020 - 02:06 [ Caitlin Johnstone / Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

„Iran Must Begin Acting Like A Normal Nation,“ Says Totally Normal Nation

“We want Iran to simply behave like a normal nation,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a press statement the other day. “We believe that the sanctions we imposed today further that strategic objective.”

13.01.2020 - 20:33 [ theHill.com ]

Fox’s Wallace presses O’Brien on contradiction between Trump threat claims, briefing

“It does seem to be a contradiction. He’s telling Laura Ingraham [about imminent attacks], but in a 75-minute classified briefing, your top national security people never mentioned this to members of Congress. Why not?” Wallace asked O’Brien on “Fox News Sunday.”

“I wasn’t at the briefing, and I don’t know how the Q&A went back and forth. Sometimes it depends on the questions that were asked or how they were phrased,” O’Brien said.

13.01.2020 - 19:44 [ theHill.com ]

Esper: Gang of 8 ‚did not think‘ further intelligence on Iranian threat should be shared with Congress

Esper said that he was not in the room briefing the top intelligence lawmakers, but said he spoke to one of the briefers afterward.

“His assessment was …

12.01.2020 - 15:53 [ theHill.com ]

Kerry defends Biden on Iraq War vote: Bush administration ‚broke their word‘

“The fact is that we were promised by a president, by an administration, that they were going to do it as a last resort after exhausting diplomacy, that if they have to go to war it would be with a coalition that they built broadly, and that they would do it only in conjunction with our allies,“ Kerry said Friday, according to NBC News.

“It was a mistake to have trusted them, I guess, and we paid a high price for it,” Kerry continued. “But that was not voting for the war.”

07.01.2020 - 19:06 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

It’s no laughing matter 😞

(05.01.2020)

07.01.2020 - 19:00 [ tinyrevolutiontube / Youtube ]

George Carlin: „We Like War!“

(recorded 1992)

Song: Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf
Artist: George Carlin
Album: Jammin‘ in New York

07.01.2020 - 18:57 [ Genius.com ]

George Carlin: We Like War

(1992)

I’d like to talk a little bit about the war in the Persian Gulf… biiiiiig doings in the Persian Gulf. You know my favourite part of that war? It’s the first war we ever had that was on every channel plus cable… and the war got good ratings too, didn’t it? Got good ratings! Well, we like war!!! We like war! We’re a war-like people! We like war because we’re good at it! You know why we’re good at it? Cause we get a lot of practice. This country’s only 200 years old and already, we’ve had 10 major wars. We average a major war every 20 years in this country so we’re good at it! And it’s a good thing we are; we’re not very good at anything else anymore! Huh? Can’t build a decent car, can’t make a TV set or a VCR worth a fuck, got no steel industry left, can’t educate our young people, can’t get health care to our old people, but we can bomb the shit out of your country all right! Huh? Especially if your country is full of brown people; oh we like that don’t we? That’s our hobby! That’s our new job in the world: bombing brown people. Iraq, Panama, Grenada, Libya, you got some brown people in your country, tell them to watch the fuck out or we’ll goddamn bomb them! Well when’s the last white people you can remember that we bombed? Can you remember the last white— can you remember ANY white people we’ve ever bombed? The Germans, those are the only ones and that’s only because they were trying to cut in on our action. They wanted to dominate the world! BULLSHIT! THAT’S OUR FUCKING JOB!!!

07.01.2020 - 15:55 [ ZDF ]

„Teilabzug ist international koordiniert“

Die Bundeswehr verlegt einen Teil ihrer Soldaten aus dem Irak nach Jordanien und Kuwait. „Ich halte den Abzug aus Sicherheitsgründen für unsere Soldaten vertretbar“, so der CDU-Außenpolitiker Roderich Kiesewetter.

07.01.2020 - 15:49 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Iran crisis: Germany to withdraw troops in Iraq over security fears after general Soleimani killed by Trump-ordered airstrike

Germany is moving some of its military personnel from Iraq to neighbouring countries over security concerns, the government told lawmakers, days after the killing of a top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike.

About 30 of the 120 German soldiers in Iraq who mainly train Iraqi security forces will be redeployed to Jordan and Kuwait, the government told parliament in a letter on Monday.

07.01.2020 - 15:42 [ Sky News ]

Letter saying US troops will pull out of Baghdad was ‚an honest mistake‘

Our own sources in Baghdad confirmed that the letter was genuine and that they too had seen it.

One source said their understanding of the US position was that a partial withdrawal or repositioning of some troops to Kuwait was taking place.

04.01.2020 - 13:34 [ Daily Beast ]

Trump’s Biggest Fox News Boosters Suddenly Stop Railing Against ‘Deep State’ Intelligence

Incessant Fox griping over the “deep state” has been replaced by sober pleas that the U.S. intelligence community’s findings should be taken seriously.

02.01.2020 - 11:44 [ Harvard.edu ]

Earth’s inner core nucleation paradox

(April 2018)

Using constraints from experiments, simulations, and theory, we show that spontaneous crystallization in a homogeneous liquid iron alloy at Earth’s core pressures requires a critical supercooling of order 1000 K, which is too large to be a plausible mechanism for the origin of Earth’s inner core. We consider mechanisms that can lower the nucleation barrier substantially. Each has caveats, yet the inner core exists: this is the nucleation paradox.

02.01.2020 - 11:37 [ LiveScience.com ]

Earth’s Inner Core Shouldn’t Technically Exist

(09.02.2018)

In their paper, the researchers proposed one possibility: Perhaps a massive nugget of solid metal alloy dropped from the mantle and plunged into the liquid core.

02.01.2020 - 11:32 [ ScienceDaily.com ]

Challenging core belief: Have we misunderstood how Earth’s solid center formed?

(07.02.2018)

It is widely accepted that the Earth’s inner core formed about a billion years ago when a solid, super-hot iron nugget spontaneously began to crystallize inside a 4,200-mile-wide ball of liquid metal at the planet’s center.

One problem: That’s not possible-or, at least, has never been easily explained-according to a new paper published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters from a team of scientists at Case Western Reserve University.

28.12.2019 - 17:28 [ taz (Kolumne Liebeserklärung) ]

Likud-Wahl von Benjamin Netanjahu: Quicklebendige Demokratie

Israel zeigt einmal mehr, dass es eine westliche Demokratie mit einem starken Rechtsstaat ist. Das ist manchmal anstrengend.

27.12.2019 - 13:31 [ Jerusalem Post ]

The ICC decision on Israel would make Himmler proud

SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, architect and director of the Holocaust, would be proud of the latest move by Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Intent on the total elimination of the Jewish race, Himmler supported Amin al-Huseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, in his plans to eradicate the Jews in Palestine.
Now Bensouda and the ICC have joined the international campaign aimed at eliminating the Jewish state, led by al-Huseini’s successors.

23.12.2019 - 15:36 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

It’s Very Hard Being Tom Perez

Tom Perez a little trooper. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

21.12.2019 - 10:40 [ Jerusalem Post ]

ICC prosecutor says Israel committing war crimes, opens investigation

Bensouda “completely ignored the serious legal arguments we presented to her,“ the prime minister said. „She also ignored truth and history when she said it is a war crime that Jews live in their homeland, the land of the Bible, our ancestral land. We will not be silent. We will not bow to this injustice.“

13.12.2019 - 13:46 [ ITV.com ]

The fall of Farage: What next for Nigel?

Others who know him tell me he’ll move to the United States in the new year to work for Fox News and on the 2020 campaign to re-elect the man he would coyly refer to in his speeches as „his American friend“ – Donald Trump.

13.12.2019 - 13:40 [ Sky News / Youtube ]

Watch the moment Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson lost her sea

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lost her East Dunbartonshire seat after 12 years of being the serving MP.

11.12.2019 - 09:52 [ Matt Taibbi, Author / Twitter ]

If I were a cynic I’d be writing Russia-Collusion-themed books with scary hammers and sickles and faux-Cyrillic fonts on the cover. For assloads of money.

08.12.2019 - 12:47 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu: I Didn’t Discuss Formal Annexation Plan With Pompeo, but Issue Came Up

Sources close to the prime minister relayed that while no annexation plan had been formally discussed, it did not mean the issue had not come up in the conversation.

08.12.2019 - 11:34 [ theHill.com ]

‚Fast and Furious‘ impeachment looks like a rush to a failed case

Indeed, another Jackson ruling went a step even further in denouncing “the proposition that the executive may assert an unreviewable right to withhold materials from the legislature” as an offense to the very foundations of our constitutional system. However, those were the words of a different Jackson, Judge Amy Berman Jackson, about a different president, Barack Obama. He withheld evidence in the “Fast and Furious” investigation of the murder of an agent with a gun supplied to criminal gangs by the federal government. Obama not only withheld witness testimony and evidence but also claimed that a court could not even review his order.

04.12.2019 - 06:27 [ Tagesschau ]

Vor Parteitag: Die SPD will nicht aufs Ganze gehen

„Wir wollen nicht Hals über Kopf aus der großen Koalition raus“, sagte Norbert Walter-Borjans der SPD-Zeitung „Vorwärts“. Dennoch sollen vor allem Investitionen in die Infrastruktur, in das Klimaschutzpaket und in die Digitalisierung …

04.12.2019 - 06:22 [ FAZ Politik ‏/ Twitter ]

Juso-Chef Kevin Kühnert war lange Zeit einer der schärfsten Kritik der großen Koalition. Nun warnt er vor den Folgen, die ein Bruch mit der Union für die SPD hätte.

27.11.2019 - 10:00 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Thousands rally against Netanyahu indictment as PM steps up pressure

At least 8000 gather at Tel Aviv Museum of Art holding banners, slamming the attorney general and state prosecutors in a demonstration against Israel leader’s corruption charges; ‚Rule of law isn’t above the law,‘ says PM backer Miri Regev

16.11.2019 - 23:15 [ BBC ]

US election 2020: Obama issues warning to ‚revolutionary‘ Democrats

The comments, which come less than four months before the Democratic primaries, represent one of Mr Obama’s most pointed interventions in the race so far.

They may be seen as a critique of senators Sanders and Warren – widely seen as two of the most left-wing candidates in the field.

12.11.2019 - 16:48 [ Washington Post ]

Soldiers with top-secret clearances say they were forced to use an app that could endanger them

“Just being in intelligence, we are trained to be extremely paranoid of everything,” the soldier said. “This is serious operational security not being considered.”

The worst-case scenario, he said, was “our cover might be blown.” While the app said permissions could be disabled, the soldiers said there was a failure of confidence it was secure. Senior leaders checked the phones of subordinates to ensure they had the app installed, soldiers in the unit said.

25.10.2019 - 16:28 [ Nate's Liver - Commentary ‏ / Twitter ]

I don’t get it. Why is Bernie even a Dem if he isn’t going to be a puppet for a handful of donors?

18.10.2019 - 19:48 [ CNN ]

Is this how we’ll live on Mars?

„The climate crisis is — rightly — frightening a lot of people, and there is a tendency to think of Mars as a sort of escape hatch for humanity, a planet B, which is very dangerous and problematic,“ said Watson.

15.10.2019 - 14:12 [ sofia zaldivar / Twitter ]

lovely pics w/ @ninaturner that @TulsiGabbard shared on instagram (:

caption: “This one. She is such a special soul, a warrior for the people. Love you @ ninaturnerohio and am so grateful for your friendship. #charleston”

13.10.2019 - 14:01 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

This NYT article is so perfect: it’s the exact formula used by DNC-friendly media to smear anyone who it views as adversary: scream RUSSIA & NAZI over & over – no matter what the person’s views are – and your work is done. Look at Tulsi’s views which make her a FSB agent & Nazi:

08.10.2019 - 15:53 [ Right Wing / Twitter ]

Pat Robertson is „appalled“ by Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria: „The President of the United States is in great danger of losing the mandate of Heaven if he permits this to happen.“