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17.01.2021 - 17:35 [ John Crace / theGuardian.com ]

In these grim times we all need a saviour and right now it is Chris Whitty

(11.01.2021)

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. In these exceptionally grim times we’re all – Boris Johnson included – looking for a saviour to rise from these streets. And right now that salvation appears to be the England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty. Just about the only person left whom anyone can trust to tell the country the naked truth about coronavirus.

17.01.2021 - 17:15 [ Neil O'Brien / theGuardian.com ]

I’d love to ignore ‘Covid sceptics’ and their tall tales. But they make a splash and have no shame

They rubbished those who knew what they were talking about. Professors Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance were “Messrs Doom and Gloom”, “fear-mongering” and “self-serving”. That Whitty and Jonathan Van-Tam used their tiny amount of spare time to volunteer in hospitals suggests that’s not true. Now, as the death toll still rises, the same people crawl from the woodwork to demand we lift all restrictions as soon as the most vulnerable are vaccinated.

05.01.2021 - 08:39 [ @shawalzy / Twitter ]

Can’t wait for the ‚Tier 19 Annual Hunger Games‘ where all districts battle it out for visiting Greggs privileges. #lockdownthoughts #lockdown

05.01.2021 - 08:32 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚What I’ll look like when we FINALLY get out of lockdown‘: Brits wearily take to social media to ponder how long it will be before they are free again

– Britons have taken to social media to mock the prospect of a third lockdown
– Boris Johnson unveiled a new set of restrictions in his address to nation last night

02.01.2021 - 06:48 [ Times of Israel ]

Netanyahu said planning to campaign hard for Arab vote in new election

In recent months, however, he appears to have formed a quiet alliance with the Joint List’s MK Mansour Abbas, to the chagrin of Abbas’s colleagues.

On Thursday during an unprecedented visit to the Arab town of Tirah to encourage vaccination, Netanyahu said he did not rule out placing an Arab lawmaker on his right-wing list.

29.12.2020 - 06:04 [ Haaretz ]

Ex-Foreign Minister Livni Mulls Joining Forces With Lapid Ahead of Israel’s March Election

As for Ya’alon, Lapid is convinced that he has very little electoral value and is disappointed in Ya’alon’s level of support. The Yesh Atid chairman has also concluded that the center-right, with which Ya’alon is identified, is too crowded and he plans to move leftward before the election.

25.12.2020 - 06:53 [ Haaretz ]

Ally’s Brutal Betrayal on Live TV Shocks Israel and Mauls Netanyahu

In a speech far harsher than any delivered by a rival from the left, Elkin confirmed what Netanyahu’s fiercest enemies had been claiming all along: The prime minister had subordinated the good of the country, including its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, to his endless quest to avoid standing trial for criminal corruption.

11.12.2020 - 10:07 [ WienerZeitung.at ]

Opposition: „BVT muss kontrolliert werden können“

(02.12.2020)

Die Präsidenten der Dienste müssen den Abgeordneten des Bundestags regelmäßig Rede und Antwort stehen. Auch in einer medienöffentlichen Sitzung müssen die Nachrichtendienstler jährlich über ihre Arbeit aufklären. Unterstützt werden die Parlamentarier zudem von einem „Ständigen Bevollmächtigten“ im Bundestag: Er hilft dabei, mögliche Missstände aufzuarbeiten.

Dem deutschen System will sich in Österreich die Opposition annähern.

05.12.2020 - 16:10 [ Times of Israel ]

Mossad expert, ex-spies outline planning, challenges of targeted killings

The report consisted of interviews with three people with knowledge of the Mossad — journalist Ronen Bergman and agency veterans Victor Ostrovsky and Ram Ben-Barak. Channel 12 noted the report was approved by Israel’s military censor.

24.11.2020 - 11:20 [ Fox News ]

Rashida Tlaib accused of anti-Semitism for reaction to Biden’s Jewish Sec of State nominee

„Biden names a Jew to his cabinet What’s Rashida’s response?! ‚Welp, as long as that Judische pick doesn’t stop me from focusing my hatred on one country, Israel, then he’s a good Jew!‘ It’s not your 1A right you’re trying to protect but your vile Jew-hatred! That’s ALL yours!“ Americans Against Antisemitism founder Dov Hikind reacted.

„You can just say you’re worried because he’s Jewish…“ the Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted.

20.11.2020 - 19:36 [ Politico.eu ]

Dutch reporter gatecrashes EU defense ministers’ videoconference

Footage obtained by POLITICO shows the journalist, Daniël Verlaan of RTL Nieuws, appearing in a large window at the top of the videoconference screen, dressed in a black T-shirt, grinning and waving to the ministers.

„You know that you have been jumping into a secret conference?“ EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told Verlaan, amid laughter from some officials.

„Yes, yes. I’m sorry. I’m a journalist from the Netherlands. I’m sorry for interrupting your conference,“ a smiling Verlaan replied.

20.11.2020 - 19:34 [ ORF.at ]

Verteidigungsminister-Treffen in Windeseile gehackt

Die niederländische Verteidigungsministerin Ank Bijleveld hatte über Twitter ein Foto von ihrer Teilnahme an dem Treffen veröffentlichen lassen. Einem aufmerksamen Leser aber war aufgefallen, dass auf dem Foto fünf der sechs Ziffern des geheimen Zugangscodes für das Treffen zu lesen waren. Er gab daraufhin dem Sender einen Tipp. Die letzte Zahl war dann schnell gefunden, und Verlaan saß an dem virtuellen Verhandlungstisch.

18.11.2020 - 12:54 [ Birgit Schmeitzner, Korrespondentin in Berlin.„Wer denkt, ist nicht wütend“ - Adorno / Twitter ]

Keine Demos morgen rund um Bundestag/Bundesrat – das Bundesinnenministerium hat zwölf Anträge für Versammlungen im befriedeten Bezirk abgelehnt.

13.11.2020 - 12:12 [ apnews.com ]

Officials: Clerk error behind county results favoring Biden

The Department of State said Antrim and many other counties in Michigan use the Dominion Voting Systems election management system and ballot tabulators. The tabulators are programmed to scan hand-marked paper ballots.

04.11.2020 - 14:18 [ butlerradio.com ]

County Will Continue Process Of Scanning Mail-In Ballots Wednesday

According to a press release from the county Tuesday night, about half of the ballots received by mail had been counted by 8 p.m. but the process was going more slowly than anticipated due to mechanical issues with the ballot scanner.

After the high speed scanner had been operating all day, a technician was called into the Election Bureau to allow the scanning to continue until 11:30 p.m. before picking back up again around 8:30 a.m. A second scanner is also expected to be available on Wednesday.

04.11.2020 - 12:40 [ Atlanta Journal-Constitution ]

Fulton County election results delayed after pipe bursts in room with ballots

They planned to stop scanning absentee ballots at 10:30 p.m. and pick it up back in the morning. No official could explain before press time why Fulton was stopping its count of absentee ballots at that time, only saying that was the procedure.

“As planned, Fulton County will continue to tabulate the remainder of absentee ballots over the next two days.

20.10.2020 - 11:58 [ ORF.at ]

Wird die Menschheit immer klüger?

Man könnte es auch in den Worten von James Flynn ausdrücken: Das 20. Jahrhundert hat gezeigt, wie groß die kognitiven Reserven sind.

17.10.2020 - 22:46 [ globes.co.il ]

Israel gets top marks for combating international bribery

For the second successive year, Transparency International ranks Israel in its highest category for enforcement against bribery of foreign officials.

09.10.2020 - 14:00 [ CBS News ]

Former CIA Director John Brennan on ethics of intelligence, challenges to democracy

(07.10.2020)

– Recent declassifications by DNI John Ratcliffe: „I thought it was a outrageous, appalling and blatant act of politicization that he released, very selectively, some intelligence that was provided then to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is right now engaged in, I think, a very partisan effort to try to debunk the necessary investigative efforts of the FBI that looked into Russian interference in the 2016 election.“

07.10.2020 - 12:05 [ derStandard.at ]

Warum gibt es plötzlich um 2.000 Corona-Infizierte mehr?

Frage: Warum wird das Ages-Dashboard mehr Corona-Tote ausweisen?

Antwort: Weil die Ages hier den Vorgaben der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) folgt. Sie zählt fast alle mit einer Covid-19-Infektion Verstorbenen als Corona-Tote, außer es gibt eine eindeutige alternative Todesursache, die nicht mit der Covid-Erkrankung in Zusammenhang gebracht werden kann – etwa ein körperliches Trauma infolge eines Unfalls.

04.10.2020 - 08:59 [ Niv Lilien / Twitter ]

תגיד, אתה ראש ממשלה או סמרטוט? תדרשו לפטר את אוחנה ולסיים את העוצר הכללי, או שאתם מפילים את הממשלה. אופציה ב‘ – תעברו ישר לחלק של להפיל את הממשלה. תעיפו את נתניהו!

15.09.2020 - 18:00 [ CNN ]

In Earth’s early history, a day was 23.5 hours and a year lasted 372 days

(13.03.2020)

We’ve long known that an Earth day lasts 24 hours, and that remains constant because Earth’s trip around the sun doesn’t vary.

However, the number of days that make an Earth year have shifted and shortened because days have grown longer. That is thanks to the moon’s gravity, which draws on ocean’s tides and slows Earth’s rate of rotation.

05.09.2020 - 13:02 [ Ellen Lee / Twitter ]

I’VE BEEN KARENED AND IT’S NOT EVEN 10 AM (I’ve been reported for having a different opinion from hers?)

16.08.2020 - 17:30 [ Forbes ]

17 Rising Democratic Stars Win Fight To Deliver Keynote Address At Convention

Speakers include former Georgia gubernatorial nominee and Biden VP prospect Stacey Abrams, as well as Reps. Colin Allred of Texas and Conor Lamb and Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania.

Nine current and former state legislators and two mayors are also among the speakers, in addition to Florida State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

10.08.2020 - 04:50 [ Max Blumenthal / the Grayzone ]

Western media’s favorite Hong Kong ‘freedom struggle writer’ is American ex-Amnesty staffer in yellowface

Since bursting onto the Hong Kong Twitter scene, Kong Tsung-gan has been quoted by a who’s who of Western corporate media outlets. He has been described as an “author” (CNN, Globe and Mail, Time), “writer and activist” (New York Times, Washington Post), “activist and author” (LA Times),“activist” (AFP, Al Jazeera), “writer, educator and activist” (Guardian), “political writer” (Foreign Policy), “writer” (Vice), and “Hong Kong writer and activist” in an op-ed posted by the Nikkei Asian Review.

Kong has also been cited as a “Hong Kong journalist and rights activist” by Radio Free Asia and as a “rights activist and author” by Voice of America, two subsidiaries of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM). Tasked with a mission to “be consistent with the broad foreign policy objectives of the United States,” the USAGM budgeted around $2 million to support protests in Hong Kong in 2020.

10.08.2020 - 04:36 [ Mark Ames / Twitter ]

Remember “Gay Girl In Damascus” the fake Syrian lesbian aka Tom MacMaster, who rallied gullible western liberal support for Syria regime change? Turns out one of the most popular US-backed Hong Kong protest “voices” is another hoax

10.08.2020 - 02:38 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu, Gantz Back Bill to Delay Budget Deadline, Potentially Staving Off Election

The bill will be brought to a preliminary vote by the Knesset on Wednesday. Gantz’s party and ultra-Orthodox Shas party announced they would vote in favor.

08.08.2020 - 15:48 [ QUERDENKEN 711 - Wir für das Grundgesetz / Youtube ]

Angebot: Deeskalationsteams für die Presse

Damit eine vollständige, unparteiische und wahrheitsgemäße Berichterstattung möglich ist, bieten wir Journalisten ab sofort an, Deeskalationsteams an ihre Seite zu stellen.

Diese Teams sind psychologisch erfahren, begleiten Euch durch die Demos und vermitteln bei Konflikten.

03.08.2020 - 17:50 [ ORF.at ]

WHO sieht viele offene Fragen zu Herkunft des Virus

Entsprechende Studien seien von einem Zweimannteam der WHO zusammen mit chinesischen Fachleuten nun vorbereitet worden. Sie dienten als Grundlage für das von der WHO angeführte internationale Team, das dann in China alle Fragen gründlich untersuchen solle.

27.07.2020 - 20:02 [ theGreggJarrett.com ]

The Secret Source Behind The Anti-Trump Dossier Is Finally Exposed

The fabulist behind the infamous and discredited anti-Trump dossier has finally been exposed. His name is Igor Danchenko.

He is not some mysterious Russian agent operating in the bowels of the Kremlin. Danchenko is a Ukrainian-born resident of the United States who worked as a senior research analyst for the Washington D.C. liberal think tank, Brookings Institution.

26.07.2020 - 19:45 [ natalic83 / Youtube ]

שוטר ודגל Cop and Flag

(12.05.2016)

By Natali Cohen Vaxberg
טקסט, בימוי, משחק: נטלי כהן וקסברג
צילום ועריכה: יואב טל
דגל: אלעד זמרני
שירה ונגינה „השוטר אזולאי“ :יסמין וגנר
תרגום: עמית גילוץ

26.07.2020 - 10:16 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Umfrage bei Innenministerien: Hunderte Verfahren wegen Polizei-Abfragen

Wie die Umfrage ergab, unterscheiden sich die Kontrollmechanismen sowie die Verfolgungsbefugnisse von Bundesland zu Bundesland. In Ländern wie etwa Sachsen, Hamburg oder Baden-Württemberg ahndeten Datenschutzbehörden Ordnungswidrigkeiten, in anderen Ländern fehlten diesen Behörden entsprechende Befugnisse.

19.07.2020 - 17:09 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Inside Princess Beatrice’s low-key wedding: No singing the national anthem, no hymns and a tiara from the Queen

“In accordance with government guidelines, no hymns were sung, but a selection of music was played,” said Buckingham Palace. “The National Anthem was played – but not sung.”

13.07.2020 - 19:18 [ Polizeipräsidium Stuttgart / ppstuttgart.polizei-bw.de ]

Wortlautabschnitt Gemeinderat vom 09.07.2020, Rede von Herrn Lutz

Ich würde ganz kurz ein paar Ausführungen machen zu dem, was wir bisher zur Staatsangehörigkeit der von uns ermittelten Tatverdächtigen wissen. 24 der 39 Tatverdächtigen sind deutsch. Deutsch wird definiert, wenn mindestens, ein Migrationshintergrund wird definiert, wenn mindestens ein Elternteil ausländischer Nationalität wäre, oder der Betroffene selber als ausländischer Staatsangehöriger geboren würde. Deswegen – meine weiteren Ausführungen da dazu: 11 von diesen 24 sind – haben gesichert einen Migrationshintergrund. Davon im Übrigen 4 eine doppelte Staatsangehörigkeit: Türkei, Sri Lanka, Mosambik und Griechenland. Bei weiteren 11 deutschen Staatsangehörigen mit Migrationshintergrund steht dieser Migrationshintergrund noch nicht gesichert fest. Ich habe Ihnen gerade die Definition genannt. Und das bedeutet letztendlich Recherchen bundesweit bei den Standesämtern, um letztendlich diese Frage festzustellen. Das ist nicht primär polizeiliche Aufgabe in Ermittlungsverfahren, sondern ist jetzt im Prinzip genau diesem Verfahren hier in Stuttgart geschuldet, dass diese Ermittlungen so geführt werden. Es hat darüber hinaus 15 Menschen mit ausländischer Staatsangehörigkeit. Davon sind 6 EU-Bürger, das geht von Polen über Kroatien bis Rumänien und Griechenland, und es sind 9 Nicht-EU-Bürger darunter unter diesen Tatverdächtigen, davon 4 Afghanen, 2 Iraki, 2 Somalier und 1 aus Bosnien-Herzegowina. Das zur Staatsangehörigkeit.

(…)

In dieser Situation, oder von dieser Situation ausgehend, auch dies ganz offen und transparent, überprüfen wir derzeit auch Hinweise, dass dieses möglicherweise Personen gewesen sein könnten aus dem linksautonomen Umfeld in unserer Stadt. Dies überprüfen wir gerade, wir haben aber keine gesicherten Erkenntnisse, dass dies so war, wohlgemerkt, das sind in – Konjunktive,das sind Hinweise, die auf eine mögliche Täterschaft in dieser Richtung hindeuten. Ansonsten, zu dieser Thematik, kann ich Ihnen sagen, dass wir im Moment keine Hinweise haben für ein organisiertes Auftreten beispielsweise des linksautonomen Potenzials in unserer Stadt. Sie waren allerdings, eindeutig, sie waren unterwegs. Es waren Personen aus dieser Klientel in der Stadt unterwegs. Das dürfen sie eigentlich vom Grundsatz auch. Und den Rest müssen die Ermittlungen ergeben.

Ein Versuch einer soziologischen Zuordnung würde ich mir jetzt einfach ersparen, weil wir ganz unterschiedliche Personengruppen haben.

10.07.2020 - 16:40 [ Tagesspiegel.de ]

Warum das Weisungsrecht des Justizministers bleiben sollte

(07.08.2015)

In Deutschland ist die Staatsanwaltschaft Teil der Exekutive. Sie ist zwar gehalten, in Ermittlungsverfahren sowohl be- als auch entlastendes Material zu sammeln, arbeitet aber eng mit der Polizei zusammen. Die Weisungsbefugnis der Minister kann deshalb auch als Kontrollfunktion gesehen werden. Um einen zu engen Schulterschluss zwischen Staatsanwaltschaft und Polizei – oder, wie jetzt, zwischen Staatsanwaltschaft und Verfassungsschutz – zu unterbinden.

09.07.2020 - 14:02 [ .i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu lawyer quits ahead of second corruption hearing set for July 19

The 70-year-old premier, whose personal fortune has been estimated at more than $10 million, was also ordered to return some of the money he received from his American cousin Nathan Milikowsky to cover legal expenses.

Following those setbacks, defense lawyer Micha Fettman resigned from the right-wing premier’s defense team.

Multiple Israeli media outlets reported Wednesday that the resignation was linked to money and the prospect that Fettman’s fees would not be covered.

04.07.2020 - 13:31 [ TalkingPointsMemo.com ]

So…Why Hasn’t There Been A COVID Spike From The Protests?

(24.06.2020)

The problem with masks, Hassig said, is the psychological element.

She called it a “normative behavior” much like littering.

03.07.2020 - 10:32 [ MDR ]

Krise beim sächsischen Verfassungsschutz

Doch nun wird klar: Der Verfassungsschutz hat widerrechtlich Informationen über AfD-Mandatsträger gespeichert.

Dirk-Martin Christian – bislang im Innenministerium für die Aufsicht der Behörde zuständig und nun selbst an der Spitze des Verfassungsschutzes – hatte das wiederholt kritisiert, wie er jetzt erklärte.

Wir hatten natürlich die Hoffnung, dass das Landesamt unsere rechtlichen Hinweise auch umsetzt.“

30.06.2020 - 17:02 [ Washington Post ]

CDC wants states to count ‘probable’ coronavirus cases and deaths, but most aren’t doing it

(08.06.2020)

In April, as coronavirus infections multiplied and laboratory testing was limited, the CSTE and the CDC advised states to count both probable cases and deaths — where symptoms and exposure pointed to infection — along with those confirmed by tests.

Yet weeks after the guidance was handed down to standardize coronavirus reporting, a Post review found states as of early June counting cases and deaths in all sorts of ways.

At least 24 states are not heeding the national guidelines on reporting probable cases and deaths, despite previously identifying probable cases in other national outbreaks, including H1N1 flu during the country’s last pandemic in 2009.

29.06.2020 - 20:53 [ Haaretz ]

Coronavirus Israel Live: Public Gatherings Capped Amid Fears of Second Wave

Palestinian Authority to lock down all areas with confirmed cases

19.06.2020 - 11:16 [ ABC.net.au ]

‚Cyber attacks‘ point to China’s spy agency, Ministry of State Security, as Huawei payback, say former Australian officials

In August 2018, the Australian Government banned Huawei and other companies from involvement in Australia’s 5G network.

The ABC spoke to two former Australian officials who confirmed that the Huawei ban sparked the malicious cyber campaign. Both spoke on condition of anonymity given the sensitive nature of the story.

13.06.2020 - 07:44 [ Associated Press / Youtube ]

Protesters march silently through Seattle streets

Protesters marched through Seattle in silence on Friday. The protest came on the same day that a U.S. judge has ordered Seattle police to temporarily stop using tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices to break up peaceful protests. (June 12)

09.06.2020 - 20:58 [ the Hill ]

WHO seeks to clarify widely criticized statement on asymptomatic spread

Van Kerkhove’s answer on Monday had provoked a flurry of criticism and worry from public health experts on Twitter who worried that the WHO was giving the public the wrong impression.

07.06.2020 - 12:01 [ Jack Posobiec, Information warfare analyst / Twitter ]

Jacob Frey just found out Mensheviks get sent to the wall

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 - 15:31 [ Sueddeutsche ]

Die CDU hat sich in eine ausweglose Situation manövriert

Die Halbwertszeiten von Zusagen, Absprachen und Entscheidungen, sie sind in Thüringen derzeit nur von kurzer Dauer.

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

16.02.2020 - 12:50 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Thüringen: Ramelow macht neue Angebote an CDU

Am Monntag wollen sich Vertreter von Linken, SPD und Grünen mit einer Arbeitsgruppe der CDU-Fraktion treffen.

11.02.2020 - 09:43 [ Spiegel.de ]

Ist Deutschland bereit für einen Mann als Bundeskanzler?

Jetzt müssen die Kontrahenten aus der Deckung kommen: CDU-Chefin Kramp-Karrenbauer hat sich selbst aus dem Rennen um die Unions-Kanzlerkandidatur genommen – aber wer traut sich die Sache nun zu?

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.“

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.

17.09.2019 - 09:42 [ ORF.at ]

Parlament stimmt über Lagarde-Nominierung für EZB-Spitze ab

Das Ergebnis der Abstimmung ist nicht bindend, das Votum wird aber zeigen, wie groß das Vertrauen in die Französin bei den EU-Abgeordneten ist.

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

01.05.2019 - 20:27 [ Hans-Georg Maaßen, ehem. Präsident des BfV / Twitter ]

Ich freue mich darauf, die notwendige Politikwende für Deutschland durch meine geplanten Auftritte für die @cducsubt und @WerteUnion bei den Landtagswahlen in #Sachsen und #Brandenburg zu unterstützen. (hgm) #change

(27.04.2019)

29.04.2019 - 10:38 [ RLS Klima, Kanal der @rosaluxstiftung zu #Energie, #Klimawandel & #Klimagerechtigkeit / Twitter ]

Juso-Chef: Kühnert sieht Klimaschutzgesetz als Bedingung für GroKo-Fortbestand .. via @welt

29.04.2019 - 09:56 [ Bundestagsfraktion Bündnis 90/Die Grünen ]

Untersuchungsausschuss Breitscheidplatz: Bundesgerichtshof stärkt Opposition im Fall Amri

… mit Mitgliedern des IS in Lybien in Kontakt. So unterhielt er nicht nur enge Verbindungen zu dem Netzwerk rund um den damaligen „Statthalter des IS in Deutschland“ Abu Walaa und zum „Islamisten Hot-Spot in Berlin, der Fussilet Moschee“, sondern unterhielt auch regelmäßigen Kontakt zu Clement B. und Magomed Ali Ch., mit denen er einen Sprengstoffanschlag mittels TATP in Deutschland – vermutlich auf das Gesundbrunnen-Center in Berlin/Wedding – plante. Besonders pikant an der Beziehung zu Clement B. war, dass Amri mit diesem nicht nur einen Sprengstoffanschlag in Deutschland plante sondern, dass als eine weitere Option auch erwogen wurde …