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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.

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.“

03.10.2019 - 10:28 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Breitscheidplatz-Anschlag: BND besitzt bislang unbekanntes Amri-Video

Das Drohvideo soll dem BND von einem ausländischen Geheimdienst übermittelt worden sein. Um welchen Dienst es sich handelt und wann dieser an die Aufnahme gelangte, dazu wollte sich der BND nicht äußern. „Wir möchten darauf hinweisen, dass sich der Bundesnachrichtendienst zu operativen Aspekten seiner Arbeit und etwaigen Erkenntnissen grundsätzlich nur gegenüber der Bundesregierung und den zuständigen geheim tagenden Gremien des Deutschen Bundestages äußert“, so eine Sprecherin der Behörde.

28.09.2019 - 11:41 [ tagesschau.de ]

Marine fehlen Schiffe und Personal für neue Aufgaben #Marine #Bundeswehr

(26.09.2019)

28.09.2019 - 11:30 [ Verteidigungsministerium ‏/ Twitter ]

Verbündete und Partner – Verteidigungsministerin Kramp-Karrenbauer @akk trifft ihren US-Amtskollegen @EsperDoD im Pentagon in #Washington. Themen u.a. Afghanistan, NATO/EU-Zusammenarbeit und die Lage am Golf.

(23.09.2019)

20.09.2019 - 12:01 [ Harvard.edu ]

National & World Affairs: Tillerson’s exit interview

Early on, it was “pretty evident” to him that much of the department was outmoded, from management practices and some of the systems to IT, and there was no clear delegation of authority, as he was used to in the private sector, so he had a hard time understanding “how decisions are made, who’s got authority to make what decisions and who’s accountable,” he said.

16.09.2019 - 09:55 [ Marty LeBoeuf / Youtube ]

Gregor Gysi smears @maxblumenthal & @davidsheen then locks himself in Bundestag toilet

(11.11.2014)

Max Blumenthal, an US-American writer of Jewish origin, and the son of Sidney Blumenthal, the former advisor of President Bill Clinton and now a close adviser to potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says in this video that he wants to sit down with German parliament member Gregor Gysi (The Left) in order to see if Gysi can explain the allegations against Blumenthal and if Gysi can explain why Blumenthal and Sheen should be silenced.

16.09.2019 - 09:25 [ David Sheen, freelance journalist / Twitter ]

The Israeli friends of Volker Beck, Gregor Gysi and Petra Pau send their favorite German lawmakers a message of love at the entrance to the EU’s offices here

16.09.2019 - 08:53 [ Jerusalem Post ]

EU offices in Israel vandalized with ‘German money kills Jews’

A right-wing Israeli activist and anti-asylum seekers activist, Sheffi Paz, filmed herself committing the vandalism, and later admitted to it. Paz is a former member of the left-wing Meretz party.

31.08.2019 - 10:53 [ ZDF ]

Interview zu den Landtagswahlen – „Konzept von Stabilität greift nicht mehr“

heute.de: Halten Sie eine Jamaika-Minderheitsregierung für denkbar? Dass CDU, FDP und Grüne – sollten sie keine Mehrheit haben – Unterstützung suchen bei der Linken und der SPD?

Korte: Ja, das wäre eine moderne Art, geradezu postmodern, wie man eine Regierungsbildung in Vielparteienparlamenten hinbekommt. Die Labilität eines solchen Bündnisses, die man wagen müsste, kann unglaublich vitalisieren.

28.08.2019 - 17:27 [ ZDF ]

Harter Brexit droht – Queen genehmigt Parlamentsschließung

Hätte die Queen ablehnen können?

Theoretisch liegt es in der Macht von Königin Elizabeth II., den Antrag der Regierung abzulehnen. Doch das ist undenkbar.

21.08.2019 - 05:47 [ theGuardian.com ]

Trump cancels Denmark trip after PM says Greenland is not for sale

Speaking on Sunday during a trip to Greenland, Mette Frederiksen called purchasing the island, a semi-autonomous Danish territory, “an absurd discussion”.

In a tweet on Tuesday evening, the US president said that since the prime minster had “no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland”, he had decided to postpone their meeting.

13.08.2019 - 16:57 [ Spiked ]

The war on democracy must be diverse!

Lucas, the ostensibly leftish leader of the Green Party, proposed forming an entirely undemocratic ‘emergency cabinet’ made up of her and her exclusively female chums. Its job would be to trash the thing that 17.4million of us voted for – leaving the EU. And how did the woke left respond to Lucas’s lunacy? By pointing out that her proposed cabinet consisted entirely of white women! Yes, it wasn’t the fact that Lucas was essentially proposing a coup against democracy that got the woke lobby’s back up – it was that there were no black faces in her clique against the masses.

11.08.2019 - 12:46 [ Quirin Schiermeier / Nature.com ]

Eat less meat: UN climate change report calls for change to human diet

(08.08.2019)

Efforts to curb greenhouse gas-emissions and the impacts of global warming will fall significantly short without drastic changes in global land use, agriculture and human diets, leading researchers warn in a high-level report commissioned by the United Nations.

The special report on climate and land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes plant-based diets as a major opportunity for mitigating and adapting to climate change ― and includes a policy recommendation to reduce meat consumption.

11.08.2019 - 12:44 [ Spiegel.de ]

Sonderbericht: Weltklimarat mahnt zur Kehrtwende beim Fleischkonsum

(08.08.2019)

Umgekehrt sind Land- und Forstwirtschaft und andere Formen der Landnutzung für 23 Prozent des menschengemachten Treibhausgas-Ausstoßes verantwortlich. So steht es im neuen Sonderbericht zu Klimawandel und Landsystemen, den der Weltklimarat IPCC am Donnerstag in Genf vorgelegt hat. Ein internationales Team aus 107 Wissenschaftlern hat dafür in dreijähriger Arbeit über 7000 Studien ausgewertet.

27.07.2019 - 11:47 [ Cathrin Kahlweit / Sueddeutsche ]

Boris Johnson, der Kompromisslose

Und er hat, schneller als mancher schauen konnte, der für ihn gestimmt hat, jene Wahlversprechen über Bord geworfen, die zum alten, kosmopolitischen, toleranten One-Nation-Tory Boris Johnson passten. Ein Tory für die gesamte Nation – so nennen die Konservativen jene liberal gesinnten Politiker aus ihren Reihen, die sich für ein einiges Großbritannien, gegen englische Überheblichkeit und letztlich auch für enge Verbindungen zu allen Partnern jenseits des Kanals einsetzen.

24.07.2019 - 20:31 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris’s night of the long knives: New PM makes Brexit hardliner Dom Raab his de facto deputy, Priti Patel Home Secretary and Sajid Javid Chancellor as he brutally sacks Jeremy Hunt and swathe of Remainers to clear way for No Deal

– Boris Johnson launches mass clear out of Cabinet and sacks Jeremy Hunt
– Jeremy Hunt and Penny Mordaunt among those sacked in brutal two-hour cull
– Greg Clark and Liam Fox also leave the government as new PM wields the axe
– Damian Hinds, James Brokenshire, David Mundell and Karen Bradley ousted
– Philip Hammond, David Gauke and Rory Stewart all resigned earlier today
– Priti Patel makes a remarkable Cabinet return as the new Home Secretary
– Sajid Javid has been promoted to crucial role of Chancellor under Mr Johnson
– Brexiteer Dominic Raab was installed as Foreign Secretary replacing Mr Hunt

13.07.2019 - 16:48 [ National Aeronautics and Space Administration ]

Solar Activity Forecast for Next Decade Favorable for Exploration

(12.06.2019)

Previously, researchers used the number of sunspots to represent indirectly the activity of the solar magnetic field. The new approach takes advantage of direct observations of magnetic fields emerging on the surface of the Sun – data which has only existed for the last four solar cycles.

11.07.2019 - 21:28 [ Sean Ono Lennon / Instagram ]

Please consider donating even just $1 to @tulsigabbard . As THE anti-war candidate she deserves to participate in the next debates whether you wish to elect her or not. The topic of American interventionism needs to be discussed front and center. Please spread the word. #warisoverifyouwantit

30.06.2019 - 19:40 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

My skeptics often accuse me of being boring, of hammering the same themes. They’re probably right. It’s never made sense to me that a few people have incredible wealth and power while most have none. Should we ever achieve justice, I promise I’ll write some new speeches.

23.06.2019 - 20:37 [ Algemeiner.com ]

Sources: Likud and Blue and White Parties Discussing Canceling Elections, Forming Unity Government

Netanyahu and Blue and White party co-chairman Benny Gantz are reportedly not personally involved in any negotiations over a unity government.

Blue and White issued a statement reacting to the report, saying, “There is only one option for cancelling the elections: Netanyahu steps down to deal with his legal issues and Blue and White will lead a wide government.”

15.06.2019 - 00:01 [ CNN ]

Iranian boat fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says

In the hours before the attack on the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the Iranians spotted a US drone flying overhead and launched a surface-to-air missile at the unmanned aircraft, a US official told CNN.
The missile missed the drone and fell into the water, the official said.

13.06.2019 - 09:30 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Debatte über SPD-Kurs: Kampf gegen das Selbstmitleid

Esdar und Möller definieren mehrere Themenfelder, auf die die Sozialdemokraten sich besinnen müssen, um deutlich zu machen, wofür die SPD steht: Bildung als Aufstiegsmotor, natürlich digital. Mehr Klimaschutz – sozial gestaltet. Migration rechtsstaatlich und empathisch begleiten.

31.05.2019 - 18:21 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Rezo-Video: Fake-Abgeordneter heizt CDU-Debatte an

Der Youtuber „Gronkh“, der einen Twitter-Account mit derzeit 1,28 Millionen Followern betreibt, zitierte den vermeintlichen CDU-Abgeordneten mit den Worten: „Wie tief kann man sich eigentlich noch in die Scheiße reiten?“

Mit der CDU hat all das aber nichts zu tun. Einen Bundestagsabgeordneten mit dem Namen Joachim Hardt gibt es nicht – es ist ein Fake-Account.

25.05.2019 - 12:02 [ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ]

Pluto is undergoing global warming, researchers find

(09.10.2002)

Elliot said the new results have surprised the observers, who as recently as July thought that Pluto’s atmosphere may be cooling. (…)

Since 1989, for example, the sun’s position in Pluto’s sky has changed by more than the corresponding change on the Earth that causes the difference between winter and spring.

17.05.2019 - 05:18 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Theresa May resists calls to name date of departure but vows to discuss leadership election timetable after vote on Brexit deal

Mrs May will meet Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, to set out a timetable for her departure after the second reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning June 3, he said today.

09.05.2019 - 12:08 [ Spectator ]

Train your brain: How to keep your mind young

in the past decade, with the help of MRI scans and experiments on mice and monkeys, neuroscientists have demonstrated comprehensively that the human brain remains plastic throughout life. Like Victorian cartographers, they have mapped the landscape of the brain to show that old dogs can learn new tricks — and in fact they must, to keep in shape.

07.05.2019 - 04:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Charles wades into Brexit: Future king will urge politicians to protect Britain’s historic ‚bond‘ with Germany

– The Prince of Wales says Britain and Germany have transcended years of conflict
– He hopes the friendship and partnership will continue long after Brexit
– He is speaking in Berlin to celebrate the Queen’s birthday