'..to get rid of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2025..' - Britain bans gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040 (no replies)        
'..The Netherlands and Norway previously said they wanted to get rid of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2025 and Germany and India announced similar plans ahead of 2030.'

- Chloe Farand, France will 'ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040', July 6, 2017


'..Dirty air has been linked to cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease, among other health issues. The problem is especially pronounced in big cities including London.'

'Britain will ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040 as part of a bid to clean up the country's air.

The decision to phase out the internal combustion engine heralds a new era of low-emission technologies with major implications for the auto industry, society and the environment.

"We can't carry on with diesel and petrol cars," U.K. environment secretary Michael Gove told the BBC on Wednesday. "There is no alternative to embracing new technology."

Gove said the government's air quality plan, which is set to be officially announced later on Wednesday, was needed because gasoline and diesel engines contribute to health problems, "accelerate climate change, do damage to the planet and the next generation."

Roughly 40,000 deaths in Britain each year are attributable to outdoor air pollution, according to a study published last year by the Royal College of Physicians. Dirty air has been linked to cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease, among other health issues. The problem is especially pronounced in big cities including London.

The timeline for ending sales of internal combustion engines mirrors one proposed in early July by France. President Emmanuel Macron has given the auto industry the same deadline to make the switch to cleaner tech.

"We are quite rightly in a position of global leadership when it comes to shaping new technology," Gove said.

- Charles Riley, Britain bans gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040, July 26, 2017


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'..to Ban Internal Combustion Engines by 2030'

'..committed to 100 percent clean energy by the year 2050.'

(Global) - '..a revolutionary shift to net zero emissions by 2080..'


'Thorium reactor: cleaner, safer and sustainable nuclear energy within sight'

(Fusion Power) - LPP Focus Fusion 1; '..FF-1 results are right now far ahead..'

'..to develop a series of electric and hybrid aircraft..'


The "CityTree" - 'Air pollution is one of the world's invisible killers.'

          Un cheval dans la salle de bain, Dirck Gently, Détective Holistique tome 1, Douglas Adams        
J'ai découvert il y a peu la série Dirk Gently produite par BBC America et disponible chez nous sur Netflix. C'est en voyant le "d'après Douglas Adams" que j'ai fait le rapprochement avec l'auteur du Guide du Voyageur Galactique. Comme j'ai bien aimé la série TV, et qu'un ami m'a filé le premier tome de la série littéraire, je me suis dis pourquoi pas.

Un cheval dans la salle de bain, Dirk Gently, Détective Holistique tome 1, Douglas Adams

Editeur : Folio
Collection : SF
Année de parution : 2003
Titre en Vo : Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Année de parution en VO : 1987
Nombre de pages: 375

A lire si :
- Vous aimez le non-sens
- Vous n'avez pas peur d'être perdu entre personnages et lieux
- Vous voulez une enquête qui n'en est pas vraiment une du moins par sa forme.

A ne pas lire si :
- Vous voulez de la cohérence partout

Présentation de l'éditeur :

De Sherlock Holmes à Philip Marlowe, il existe une longue tradition de détectives privés brillants, astucieux, à qui on ne la fait pas. Malheureusement, Dirk Gently n'en fait pas partie. Plus intéressé par la télékinésie, la physique quantique et les pizzas froides que par la chasse minutieuse aux indices, Dirk Gently emploie pour ses enquêtes des méthodes, disons... particulières, avec des résultats, disons... inattendus. Dirk Gently est un détective holistique. Chargé - sans fierté excessive - de retrouver un chat disparu, Gently va être confronté à un fantôme ahuri, un voyageur temporel, un secret dévastateur plus ancien que l'humanité et qui menace de la mener à une fin prématurée... et à un cheval, qui trône nonchalamment dans une salle de bains. En plus, le petit chat est mort.

Mon avis

Douglas Adams est un auteur dont je ne sais généralement que penser. Il est l'un de ces auteurs anglais qui manie à la perfection l'humour et le non-sens mais dont les histoires ont parfois du mal à me toucher (et cela même si je n'ai lu que les 3 premiers tomes de H2G2, qui m'ont semblé parfaitement inégal à cause de cela). Mais comme je le disais, un copain m'a refilé ce livre (et la suite de H2G2 aussi d'ailleurs) et j'ai vraiment adoré la série de 2016. Alors je me suis dit pourquoi pas. Surtout que j'avais bien besoin d'une lecture fraiche comme ça ces derniers temps.

J'aurais bien du mal à vous parler de l'histoire en elle-même tant elle part dans tous les sens. Je crois qu'Adams avait juste envie de se faire bien plaisir en y mettant un peu tout et n'importe quoi. Un tout et n'importe quoi qui pourtant ne l'est pas tant que ça. Douglas Adams a mélangé un certain nombre de genre pour réussir à créer une presque parfaite enquête policière. Et pourtant, cela ne semblait pas gagner du tout au départ.

L'interêt du roman, outre son humour, ce sont ses personnages. Et malheureusement, j'ai eu un peu de mal avec certain. Comme Richard, héros sans le savoir de ce premier tome. Enfin, héros... Disons que je n'apprécie que peu les personnages qui se laissent porter par les évènements, ce qui est son cas. Heureusement, Dirk Gently, qui n'apparait que plus tard, a eu toute mon attention. J'ai tout simplement adoré ce personnage qui semble tellement mais tellement à côté de la réalité. Là où Richard est pragmatique, lui est complètement hors réalité. Ses conversations sont juste énormes tant elle semble surréaliste. Il en va de même avec le professeur Reg Chronotis, vieil homme qui ne se souvient pas de tout et qui se répète bien souvent. J'ai vraiment aimé les personnages un peu loufoques de l'histoire, bien moins les plus pragmatiques. 

Et malheureusement il en va de même sur tout le livre. A chaque fois qu'on perd l'aspect humoristique, j'ai décroché du livre. Parce que ces moments-là sont particulièrement lent. Du moins, c'est l'impression que j'ai eu. De même, toute l'histoire du moine électrique, bien qu'amusante, m'a presque semblé de trop. Et c'est là quelque chose qui m'arrive souvent avec Douglas Adams, il en fait parfois trop (une impression que j'ai d'ailleurs retrouvé dans la série TV). Du coup, l'histoire en souffre pour moi. 

Il est amusant de lire les lignes d'Adams. J'ai passé un bon moment avec ce premier tome des aventures de Dirk Gently. Mais j'aurais aimé moins de longueur, plus de Dirk aussi. J'ai apprécié les réflexion sur l'absurdité du domaine informatique, celles sur la mort (qui se rapprocheraient presque  de Pratchett) ou encore l'importance de la musique. J'ai moins aimé pas mal de passage trop "sérieux" par rapport au reste, tout comme les longueurs (le monologue de Gordon au répondeur de sa soeur est parfaitement soporifique...). Finalement, c'est donc une lecture un peu en demie teinte, agréable à lire la plupart du temps mais parfois trop longue.

Pour finir, un petit mot sur la série ? Elle ressemble au livre tout en étant bien différente. Je l'ai trouvé bien plus déjantée, plus drôle aussi. La personnalité de Dirk est bien la même mais tout le reste est différent. L'histoire de Dirk a été entièrement revu, je suppose pour plaire un peu plus à un public plus jeune. Malgré les différences, l'esprit du roman est tout de même bien là. On retrouve Dirk, un compagnon qui se laisse un peu porter par ce qui lui arrive, du voyage dans le temps et ce côté un peu absurde du nonsense anglais. Après, est-ce que j'ai préféré le livre à la série ? Et bien, disons que j'ai trouvé dans les deux de quoi me plaire. Je ne saurais les départager.

          â€œLife on Mars” returns; “Big Shots” gets deflected.        
Selling viewers on BBC America's programs is easier than it's ever been. More people are aware of the channel's existence, a statement you couldn't make even a few years ago, and many are watching with enthusiasm.
          NatGeo: "The Next Earth": what if mankind does have to find a new home?         

National Geographic has a special coffee table issue “The Next Earth: What Our World Can Teach Us About Other Planets”, by Tom Jones and Ellen Stofan.   Somehow I'm reminded of the 1990s series "Earth II" with Anthony Saboto.

There is a spectacular photo of Chixulub, Yucatan, Mexico, where a 6-mile long comet crashed 65 million years ago and changed the history of Earth and made us possible.

There is a lot of comparable geology of Venus and Mars, both of which have volcanoes larger than any on Earth (even the Yellowstone Caldera).

There is a pretty thorough exploration of what we know about possible life on Mars and in the ocean of Europa, and some discussion of Titan (I have a review of a BBC film about Titan today on my movie’s page).



But the most interesting photo probably occurs on p. 106, an artist’s sketch of a desert landscape on an Earth-like planet in the Goldilocks zone around Proxima Centauri B, a red dwarf star, the closest to Earth.  The planet is probably tidally locked, which would make the habitable area of perpetual twilight and mild temperatures smaller. Tidally locked planets may have strong winds.

Stephen Hawking is reported to have said that mankind has about 100 years to escape Earth (by drawings straws?)

          Trump: 'The opioid crisis is an emergency' - CNN        

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          Donald Trump avertizează Coreea de Nord că va da de necaz dacă face ceva împotriva SUA        
Preşedintele american Donald trump a avertizat joi seara Coreea de Nord că va da de necaz în cazul în care Phenianul face ceva împotriva Statelor Unite, relatează BBC News.
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          Judge to decide if BBC's misreporting on Jerusalem is propaganda or journalism        
Amena Saleem 1 July 2014

BBC journalists continue to refer to the whole of Jerusalem as “Israeli.”


          Why does the BBC hide the truth about Jerusalem?        
Amena Saleem 8 April 2014

Senior BBC executives and the BBC Trust seem to have accepted Israel’s illegal creation of facts on the ground in Jerusalem.


          Senior BBC official insists that all of Jerusalem is an “Israeli” city        
Amena Saleem 17 May 2013

From its refusal to acknowledge international law to the withholding of facts from its audiences, the BBC’s reporting wholly favors the Israeli agenda.


          Why Did Nobody Tell Us? Reporting the Global Crash of 2008 [Audio]        
Speaker(s): Alex Brummer, Vince Cable MP; Evan Davis; Gillian Tett; Professor Willem Buiter | This event will discuss the reporting leading up to the global credit crash of 2008. Alex Brummer has been City Editor for the Daily Mail since 2000. He has over thirty years' experience in the media. Vincent Cable is the Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and speaks for his party on issues of Finance, European Economic and Monetary Union and the City. Evan Davis is a presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He was the BBC's Economics Editor from 2001-2008.
          FUTEBOL NA GUERRA        

Em tempo de Guerra o futebol teve vez até no front




Pegando o gancho do post anterior sobre centenário, em 2014 também marca um século do início da I Guerra Mundial, conflito sangrento ocorrido principalmente na Europa e que deixou um saldo de milhões e milhões de mortos entre soldados, civis e até animais. 

De um lado os "Aliados", compostos por França, Grã-Bretanha, Rússia, Bélgica, Sérvia, Itália (começou o embate como adversária, mas se aliou em 1915) e Estados Unidos; do outro, Alemanha, Áustria-Hungria, Império Otomano e Bulgária formavam as "Potências Centrais". O confronto bélico se iniciou em 1914 e só veio ter fim em 1918 com a derrota das Potências, a queda dos otomanos e a consequente assinatura do Tratado de Versailles por parte dos alemães em 1919.

Contudo, mesmo em tempos de guerra o futebol continuava a ser praticado - não só nos países com seus campeonatos locais, mas também no campo de batalha. Foram vários relatos, documentos, registros fotográficos e livros tratando do assunto, quando soldados aproveitavam os breves momentos de descanso e/ou cessar fogo não-oficiais para se divertirem com a bola nos pés.

O cartaz acima foi uma motivação para os jovens ingleses ingressarem no front, visto a declaração do jornal germânico "Frankfurter Zeitung" de que os britânicos "não eram de nada". Já a foto é de 25 de dezembro de 1915, num campo próximo à Salonika na Grécia, numa das chamadas "Tréguas de Natal", em que soldados de ambos os lados faziam um cessar fogo para celebrarem os festejos de fim de ano.

O 17º Regimento de Middlesex ficou conhecido como o "Batalhão do Futebol" ou "The Extremers" ("Os Extemados") devido à maioria de seus componentes serem à época jogadores de futebol. Tal ideia partiu de William Joynson-Hicks, membro do Parlamento britânico. O objetivo principal era despertar o nacionalismo através do futebol. Dirigentes dos clubes e árbitros também se alistaram.

O grupo teve como um de seus líderes o escocês Richard McFadden, atacante do Clapton Orient (hoje Leyton Orient) que entre 1911 e 1915 era o ídolo maior do clube e seu maior artilheiro. O jogador morreu durante os confrontos e hoje é reverenciado pelos torcedores do modesto time inglês ao lado de dois colegas de equipe também mortos na guerra, William Jonas e George Scott.

Os jogos nos terrenos castigados pela guerra muitas vezes eram à base do improviso: bolas feitas de lata, entulhos diversos e arames; as traves muitas vezes eram apenas as botas dos soldados alinhadas e os combatentes corriam atrás da vitória mesmo com seus pesados uniformes. 


Ingleses e alemães rivalizavam também nas peladas durante a guerra



O ex-combatente Ernie Williams, em uma entrevista à rede BBC inglesa há alguns anos, recordou uma das partidas mais famosas da época. "Uma bola foi lançada do lado dos alemães e, em poucos instantes, vários soldados começaram a jogar. Havia umas 200 pessoas e todas pareciam estar se divertindo. Ninguém com más intenções entre nós e não havia juiz, nem placar". 

Vários jogadores britânicos, que inclusive atuavam por suas seleções, estiveram no "Batalhão do Futebol" durante as batalhas de Deville Wood e Guillemont  - essas duas na Batalha do Somme - e na Batalha de Arras em 1917. Nomes como o do já citado escocês McFadden, do zagueiro Frank Buckley (Bardford City e Inglaterra), do meiocampista Lyndon Sandoe (Cardiff City e País de Gales) e todo o time do Hearts of Midlothian da Escócia engrossaram as fileiras nas trincheiras da I Guerra Mundial.


Exeter City de 1914: sete dos jogadores que enfrentaram o Brasil foram à guerra



Na postagem anterior  relembramos os 100 anos de história da Seleção Brasileira de futebol. E em sua primeira partida o adversário foi o inglês Exeter City, com vitória brasileira por 2 a 0 no campo da Rua Guanabara, atual Laranjeiras, no Rio de Janeiro. A I Guerra estava em seu começo no dia 21 de julho daquele ano, mas devido às dificuldades de comunicação da época os britânicos ainda não tinham conhecimento do conflito - só ficaram sabendo quando estavam retornando à Europa a bordo do navio Alcântara.

Relatos de alguns dos jogadores deram conta de que com o navio portando uma bandeira inglesa em seu mastro houve o temor da embarcação ser atacada pelas forças inimigas. Porém, felizmente a viagem foi realizada sem transtornos e os únicos tiros ouvidos foram de navios franceses como advertência para o confronto durante a passagem pelo Canal da Mancha.

Aidan Hamilton, autor do livro "Have you ever played Brazil? - The story of Exeter City's 1914 tour to South America" ("Você já jogou contra o Brasil? - A história da turnê de 1914 do Exeter City pela América do Sul", inédito no Brasil), relata que 7 dos 11 jogadores que entraram em campo no histórico jogo contra os brasileiros foram convocados para a guerra: o goleiro Reg Loram, o médio e capitão do time Jimmy Rigby, os zagueiros Jack Fort e Sammy Strettle, e os atacantes Charlie Pratt, Billy Lovett, Fred Goodwin e Fred Whittaker - estes dois últimos integrando o "Batalhão do Futebol". Ainda segundo Hamilton, Goodwin sofreu sérios ferimentos nos confrontos e jamais voltou a atuar. 

Afora estes citados, quatro atletas dos quadros do clube inglês que não estiveram presentes na excursão ao continente americano, também se alistaram: William Kirby, Arthur Evans, Fred Hunt e Kadie White - todos mortos no conflito.


Todo o time do Hearts, da Escócia, participou da I Guerra




O alistamento militar na Grã-Bretanha não era obrigatório até 1916, por isso o governo teve que apelar para o nacionalismo aliado ao futebol, já que era a principal prática esportiva da ilha europeia naquele tempo. Atraídos por esse chamamento patriótico, todos os jogadores do escocês Hearts alistou-se em 1914 no "Batalhão do Futebol" para os combates contra os alemães e seus aliados.

O galês Bertie Felstead, outro ex-combatente da I Guerra, registrou em um relato encontrado após sua sua morte em 2001 que "não era um jogo propriamente dito, eram todos contra todos em que chutávamos a bola sem objetivo. Poderia haver uns 50 de cada lado, eu acho. Eu joguei porque realmente gostava de futebol. Não sei quanto tempo durou. Provavelmente uma meia hora, e ninguém estava contando o placar". 

Ou seja, o futebol serviu como instrumento de integração e paz entre as forças rivais, tal qual como aconteceu em fevereiro de 1969, quando o Santos de Pelé fez uma excursão pela África. Na ocasião o time paulista conseguiu que o Zaire (atual República Democrática do Congo), que vivia um grande conflito interno entre blocos étnicos e políticos, vivesse um dia de cessar fogo para que a população pudesse acompanhar o maior jogador do planeta e seus companheiros em campo.

O "Batalhão do Futebol" foi desmobilizado em 1918, ano do fim da guerra, e contabilizou várias perdas para o esporte britânico. Em 2010 foi erguido o memorial para o 17º Regimento de Middlesex na cidade francesa de Longueval, no norte do país. Placas de granito com nomes dos atletas/combatentes mortos encontram-se no local para que os fãs de diversos clubes possam prestar homenagens aos seus heróis das batalhas nos campos de futebol e de guerra.




Cartaz: Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., de Londres/ING
Foto 1: Getty Images
Foto 2: Chester Chronicle
Fotos 3 e 4: Autor desconhecido


          Î›Î¿Î³Î¹ÏƒÏ„ής "έγδυσε" γνωστούς επιχειρηματίες - [Gossip-tv.gr]        
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Θύματα απάτης από τον τζογαδόρο λογιστή τους έπεσαν οι τηλεστάρ -επιχειρηματίες Τεό Παφίτης και Πίτερ Τζόουνς. Ο 57χρονρς Κύπριος και ο 51χρονος Βρετανός, που εμφανίζονται στο επιχειρηματικού χαρακτήρα reality του BBC "Dragons Den" και είναι συνιδιοκτήτες της εταιρίας Red Letter Days διαπίστωσαν...


          Filmmaker shows the sinister and, sometimes, bizarre reality of life under dictators        
Embed from Getty Images I thoroughly recommend the TV series “Dictatorland”, which is going out on BBC Three at the moment. You can watch the episodes as they are published on BBC iPlayer. Young journalist and filmmaker Benjamin Zand travelled, at some risk to him and his crew, to a number of countries which still […]
          Adeus, Bafana        
Olha........ confesso que não fico triste pelo Mandela ter morrido não. Morreu com 95 (!!!) anos, depois de quase 30 desses na prisão, depois de tanta coisa.. e como estou lendo aqui na BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25249520):

"He had been receiving intensive medical care at home for a lung infection after spending three months in hospital."

Nossa, horrível ficar assim. :(

Outra:

"Our nation has lost its greatest son," Mr Zuma said.

Discordo do presidente, diria que ele é um pai pra nação, não um filho. Merece um dia a ser celebrado, como o MLK nos EUA.

Por último: na minha concepção ele finalmente está descansando. Dever mais que cumprido.

Recomendo o filme Mandela - Luta pela liberdade
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438859/
http://www.cineteka.com/index.php?op=Movie&id=002976

E há também o filme Invictus.
          Hotel Babylon: Season 2 [DVD] [Import]        
Hotel Babylon: Season 2 [DVD] [Import]
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          Hotel Babylon: Season 3 [DVD] [Import]        
Hotel Babylon: Season 3 [DVD] [Import]
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Max Beesley, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Pierson, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Martin Marquez
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          MERLIN: SEASON 3        
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          Comentario en Las 25 verdaderas mejores películas del siglo XXI según Bedub (Parte 3 de 4) por Rodrigo        
La de Kaurismaki es quizás la ausencia más sangrante del top 100 de la BBC (que a mí me parece bastante decente quitando algún horror como Requiem for A Dream o la decepcionante Toni Erdmann). Poniendome a adivinar, veo Venir en tu top 6 a Chihiro, Mullholand Dr., La Grande Belleza, alguna de Tarr (¿el caballo?¿Armonias?), Nader y Simin... bah, pronostico 5 solamente, hay muchas posibilidades
          Expensive new trains on the Midland main line will be slower than the current diesels        

You may recall that it was announced last month that plans to electrify the line from St Pancras to Sheffield have been scrapped.

The line is currently electrified to Bedford. That will be extended to Kettering and Corby, but no further.

Services to Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield will be provided by new bi-mode trains that will take power from the overhead lines as far as Kettering and use diesel engines north of there.

Then the other day there was this story from Chris Doidge, BBC Radio Derby's political reporter:
BBC Radio Derby's learned that the government's decision to scrap the electrification of trains between Derby and London will mean slower journeys. 
Three weeks ago, the government said its new bi-mode trains - that run on electric and diesel - would mean "quicker journey times", but now it's admitted that's not quite the whole story. 
Journey times will reduce - because lines are being straightened and junctions improved. 
The trains will actually be slower than the electric ones the government has scrapped.
Today I met an old friend who knows far more about railways than I do. He explained why this may be the case.

The overhead electrification from St Pancras to Bedford was erected to serve commuter trains not faster long-distance services.

As a result, the maximum speed for trains using it is 100mph. So, unless a lot of money is spent to upgrade this electrification, that will be the maximum speed of the bi-mode trains using electric power on this section of the line,

Yet the diesels currently providing the service can travel at up to 125mph.

I suppose the bi-mode trains could use diesel power throughout, but then there is not much point paying extra for them.

Mind you, as Chris Doidge went on to say:
The group which represents rail operators says the bi-mode trains are heavier, less powerful and more expensive to buy, more expensive to maintain and more expensive to operate than their electric cousins.
And that is not the bottom of this mess.

As I said in my post when electrification to Sheffield was cancelled, a great deal of work has already been carried out along the line to raise bridges to make room for overhead wires.

The Leicester Mercury has also reported this and quoted my old friend Simon Galton, leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Leicestershire County Council:
"We have already had the road closure and the disruption and for what – for the Government to scrap the scheme almost everyone else says is vital to the region. 
"The money that has already wasted adds insult to injury. 
"It would not surprise me if £50 million at least had been spent."
This whole affair has highlighted how hopelessly inefficient and centralised our current way of running the railways is. The Department for Transport is intimately involved in every decision.

In fact, the railways had far more autonomy when they were nationalised under British Rail.
          Scott Walker: On Your Own Again        


I have spent the past week in Shropshire with the songs of Scott Walker going through my head.

Before I left I watched the BBC Prom devoted to those songs and I thought it was wonderful.

I had heard it on the radio, but the staging in the Royal Albert Hall added magic. Without it, on the radio, you missed Scott Walker's voice.

But then the fact that Walker devoted himself to these songs when, with that voice, he could have done anything he wanted in music was somehow a statement of their importance in itself.

On Your Own was at the Prom by Susanne Sundfør. You can see her performing it in a preview of the concert for Newsnight.

I have sometimes been a little sceptical of the new emphasis on accessibility at the Proms - or at least of the BBC's insistence on promoting those concerts above all others.

But the Scott Walker Prom reminded us that the important difference is not the one between classical and popular music but the one between good and bad music.

I find I have chosen four Scott Walker songs for my Sunday music video before:

So it's no surprise that I enjoyed this concert.
          The 200% World Cup: So What Can England Expect, Then?        

Two of England’s World Cup group opponents were in international “action” this weekend. And Mark Murphy was there for 200%. Well, more “there” than BBC Northern Ireland, anyway… Uruguay 1 Northern Ireland 0 I’d all-but-overlooked this potential humdinger. Northern Ireland are on a two-match South American tour. And before Wednesday’s trip to Chile they were […]

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          In praise of the BBC        

This blog does its fair share of whining about daft things on the BBC, especially its website (“constructive criticism.”) There are disturbing current plans to cut back on everything good about the BBC, with a loss of 2,500 jobs. According to last week’s Guardian, the BBC’s high-profile serious journalists, such as Paxman, have been told not to express their criticisms of this sort of stuff on air.

The director-general has been quoted voicing the sort of Dilbert-speak that bodes ill for any organisation, from the perspective of both staff and customers. For example:

….his plan would deliver “a smaller, but fitter, BBC” in the digital age.
The six-year scheme, called Delivering Creative Future…..

Over the past few years, the BBC has expanded from being a public-service broadcaster – worthy enough in itself, to providing an almost unequalled Internet news resource. In the face of a general dumbing-down of television to a level that the average pet tortoise would find intelligible, the BBC still provides some tv and radio of amazing quality .

Well, it seems this all has to stop. The new plan is for more repeats, cuts to the television news, fewer current affairs programmes, fewer non-commercial kids’ programmes, ads on international stuff..

The editors’ blogs sound like it’s all an exciting new opportunity. Well, wouldn’t you, if you might be facing redundancy and criticism wouldn’t keep you out of that media dole queue?

…standing still is not an option because our audiences are changing and we must change with them….

Changing? More than normal changes then? In what ways? Granted most people have cable or satellite. I admit to watching minimal terrestrial tv, but that’s not because it’s over my head. It’s because most of it is hopelessly poor:

  • Soaps that should be poured down the plughole.
  • Reality shows that would make you want to Columbine the whole human race, if they actually bore any relationship to “reality”
  • Home / clothes / lifestyle makeovers, all aimed at a general transformation of the UK into a giant open-plan Stepford.
  • Programmes about raising children that make B.F. Skinner look laissez-faire
  • Plastic surgery programmes that actually promote it
  • Programmes about celebs and their weight problems
  • 100 greatest/worst adverts for car wax, or similar. With slightly recognisable talking heads discussing the choices
  • “Programmes” with a chirpy talking head and a screen puzzle designed to keep the drunk or mentally ill phoning in to “answer” trick questions at £300 a nanosecond

Basically, tv that would make the choice between watching it and gnawing off your own arm quite a difficult decision.

Is it the changing audience that’s driving this? If the audience is changing to be made up of the bedbound with broken remote controls, then maybe.

The BBC, although not blameless, is the least offender in this crap. It still represents so much of what is worthwhile in British culture. Cuts in its budget, cuts in its real staff….

Argh. That was the crunch of tooth on right arm flesh.


          Square-eyes        

Watching over two hours a day of television is damaging to kids, according to the BBC, unselfishly reporting a study that clearly contravenes its own interests. This takes up a theme from past articles about stopping kids watching TV, on the grounds of behavioural problems, obesity or whatever is the current concern about kids and television.

Off the top of my head, I have a few questions about the evidence for all this.

  • Does “watching tv” mean sitting in rapt attention or having it on in the background, as so many of us do?
  • What are the mechanisms supposed to be that connect the square box and all these aspects of young humanity? Radiation? Mental torpidity? Engagement in popular culture? Exposure to advertising?
  • What type of tv? Are toddlers equally affected by watching CBBC or Men and Motors?
    Does the content make a difference? I’m prepared to argue that hours of watching reality tv and soaps would blunt the brain capacity of Einstein, but that’s just my bigotry. What about watching non-stop thought-provoking and educational programmes?
  • What about class effects? Middle-class kids are generally less likely to watch lots of tv. They are also less likely to be judged as having behavioural problems or be obese. Why single out tv as the crucial lifestyle difference, rather than, for example, having a decent family income, better access to other activities, less depression in the parents or any one of a huge range of distinctions?
  • Why two hours? Think of a number…..

My main quibble with the evidence is that it comes from people’s reports. When it comes to characterizing one’s parenting, no one wants to see themselves as being a “bad parent.” So, if they have soaked up any of the current standards in parenting, (i.e if they have any contact with other humans), they will claim to be keeping to them.

Parents who see themselves as bringing up their kids responsibly (who are probably those parents whose kids are least likely to fall on the wrong side of all the behavioural bars) are likely to say their kids watch a moderate apparently-ordered amount of tv. When these people are responding to survey questions, 2 hours sounds about right. They aren’t not exposing their kids willy-nilly to trash culture nor eccentrically cutting them off from the mainstream. This doesn’t mean it’s true.

This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The hours of tv that children of self-identified responsible parents see (according to surveys…) can tell you what are the current social values for responsible tv watching. This is not the same as meaning x hours are healthy and >x hours are bad.

Do you know how much tv you watch? I have no idea. I can’t even define “watching” let alone count the hours.


          Blu-ray New Releases for 3-30-2010        
The following are the Blu-ray new releases for Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. Achucarro: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 BBC / Opus Retail: $29.99 Amazon: $27.49 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 20th Century Fox Retail: $39.99 Amazon: $22.99 An Education Sony Pictures Classics Retail: $38.96 Amazon: $26.99 Collateral Dreamworks Video Retail: $29.99 Amazon: $19.99 Housebroken [...]
          Blu-ray New Releases for 2-23-2010        
The following are the Blu-ray new releases for Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010. Analyze This/Analyze That Warner Home Video Retail: $24.98 Amazon: $17.99 Birtwistle: The Minotaur BBC / Opus Arte Retail: $45.98 Amazon: $36.99 Cavalli: Ercole Amante BBC / Opus Arte Retail: $49.99 Amazon: $44.99 Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant Universal Studios Retail: $36.98 Amazon: $24.99 [...]
          Die SRG SSR hat eine Kooperation mit «Canal 9» und «Léman Bleu» abgeschlossen        
​Die SRG und die Westschweizer Lokalsender «Canal 9» und «Léman Bleu» haben eine Kooperation für die Finalspiele der Basketball Play-Offs abgeschlossen. Der Vertrag gilt für die Saison 2016/2017. Das sechste und möglicherweise entscheidende Finalspiel zwischen den Lions des Genève und dem BBC Monthey wird am Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017, live bei «Canal 9» und «Léman Bleu» im Fernsehen zu sehen sein..
          BBC F1 best overtakes 2014 song...        
Hello all!

Could anyone be a legend and help me identify the instrumental song that is played in the background of the BBC F1 video of the best overtakes of 2014. I feel like it's on the tip of my tongue but I just can't nail it! Any help would be much appreciated. Here's the link (for UK users only, sorry).

[www.bbc.co.uk]

Cheers,
          Eric Toussaint o Grčiji: “Dolg je plod uveljavljanja neoliberalnih politik in praks v Grčiji od leta 1982 do leta 2010”        
Foto: BBC Eric Toussaint o grÅ¡kem dolgu: “… Jasno je, da se je grÅ¡ka dolžniÅ¡ka kriza začela z neoliberalnimi reformami. Ljudje se Å¡e spomnijo Mitterrandovega predsednikovanja v Franciji leta 1981. Bil je izvoljen z levim programom, z nacionalizacijo vred. In v enem letu je izpeljal nekaj progresivnih reform. Leta 1982 pa je obrnil ploščo na desno. […]
          What I did at the election in 2015        
Oh, I must write this down before I forget. Here’s a round-up of the things I did in and around the general and local elections in May 2015. BBC Election Hackday – 27 April My work colleague Paul Bradshaw put on a fantastic event for journalists (students, BBC, press, hyperlocals) aimed to producing some data-driven […]
          Merseyside Skeptics Psychic Challenge Results and Golden Duck Nominees        
It’s Halloween, which means that the results of the Merseyside Skeptics Society’s Halloween Psychic Challenge are out! Not surprisingly, the test found no evidence of psychic ability. The guys have done a great job with the publicity, even getting an article on the BBC News website! This week has also seen the Good Thinking Society ...
          Prestiżowa nagroda English Language Book Award dla kursu Speakout!         

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh ESU English Language Book Award 2011

Z przyjemnością informujemy, iż nasz najnowszy kurs języka angielskiego dla dorosłych Speakout otrzymał prestiżową nagrodę ESU (the English-Speaking Union), przyznawaną co roku pod patronatem Księcia Edynburga.

Przeczytaj oficjalną informację prasową.

Speakout został doceniony za:

  • innowacyjne treści,
  • ciekawe podejście do nauczania,
  • wykorzystanie audycji BBC w nauce języka,
  • profesjonalizm autorów: Antonii Clare, Frances Eales, Steve’a Oakesa oraz JJ Wilsona.

Zapraszamy do obejrzenia zdjęć naszych autorów podczas ceremonii rozdania nagród, która odbyła się 9 listopada w Pałacu Buckingham.


          The Beckoning of Nuclear War        
SUBHEAD: A glimpse of sanity, or simple pragmatism, is anathema to our "national security" managers.

By John Pilger on 4 August 2017 for JohnPilger.com -
(www.johnpilger.com/articles/on-the-beach-2017-the-beckoning-of-nuclear-war)

[IB Publisher's note: As much as Trump may not wish a nuclear exchange with Russia, he seems quite amenable to turning North Korea into an ashtray. World War III may begin in  Guam and relay to Hawaii on its way  to the US mainland. Here in Hawaii it may mean Duck and Cover!]


Image above: Detail of original paperback cover of Nevil Shute's 1957 novel "On the Beach". From (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/267542034087528868).

In Nevil Shute's book "On the Beach" the US submarine captain says;
"We've all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you're never ready, because you don't know when it's coming. Well, now we do know and there's nothing to be done about it."
He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest.

The war was over in a month. The United States, Russia and China were the protagonists. It is not clear if it was started by accident or mistake. There was no victor. The northern hemisphere is contaminated and lifeless now.

A curtain of radioactivity is moving south towards Australia and New Zealand, southern Africa and South America. By September, the last cities, towns and villages will succumb. As in the north, most buildings will remain untouched, some illuminated by the last flickers of electric light.
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

These two lines from T.S. Eliot's poem The Hollow Men appear at the beginning of Nevil Shute's novel On the Beach, which left me close to tears. The endorsements on the cover said the same.

Published in 1957 at the height of the Cold War when too many writers were silent or cowed, it is a masterpiece. At first the language suggests a genteel relic; yet nothing I have read on nuclear war is as unyielding in its warning. No book is more urgent.

Some readers will remember the black and white Hollywood film starring Gregory Peck as the US Navy commander who takes his submarine to Australia to await the silent, formless spectre descending on the last of the living world.

I read On the Beach for the first time the other day, finishing it as the US Congress passed a law to wage economic war on Russia, the world's second most lethal nuclear power.  There was no justification for this insane vote, except the promise of plunder.

The "sanctions" are aimed at Europe, too, mainly Germany, which depends on Russian natural gas and on European companies that do legitimate business with Russia. In what passed for debate on Capitol Hill, the more garrulous senators left no doubt that the embargo was designed to force Europe to import expensive American gas.

Their main aim seems to be war - real war. No provocation as extreme can suggest anything else. They seem to crave it, even though Americans have little idea what war is. The Civil War of 1861-5 was the last on their mainland. War is what the United States does to others.

The only nation to have used nuclear weapons against human beings, they have since destroyed scores of governments, many of them democracies, and laid to waste whole societies - the million deaths in Iraq were a fraction of the carnage in Indo-China, which President Reagan called "a noble cause" and President Obama revised as the tragedy of an "exceptional people"He was not referring to the Vietnamese.

Filming last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, I overheard a National Parks Service guide lecturing a school party of young teenagers. "Listen up," he said. "We lost 58,000 young soldiers in Vietnam, and they died defending your freedom."

At a stroke, the truth was inverted. No freedom was defended. Freedom was destroyed. A peasant country was invaded and millions of its people were killed, maimed, dispossessed, poisoned; 60,000 of the invaders took their own lives. Listen up, indeed.

A lobotomy is performed on each generation. Facts are removed. History is excised and replaced by what Time magazine calls "an eternal present".

Harold Pinter described this as "manipulation of power worldwide, while masquerading as a force for universal good, a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis [which meant] that it never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn't happening. It didn't matter. It was of no interest."

Those who call themselves liberals or tendentiously "the left" are eager participants in this manipulation, and its brainwashing, which today revert to one name: Trump.

Trump is mad, a fascist, a dupe of Russia. He is also a gift for "liberal brains pickled in the formaldehyde of identity politics", wrote Luciana Bohne memorably. The obsession with Trump the man - not Trump as a symptom and caricature of an enduring system - beckons great danger for all of us.

While they pursue their fossilised anti-Russia agendas, narcissistic media such as the Washington Post, the BBC and the Guardian suppress the essence of the most important political story of our time as they warmonger on a scale I cannot remember in my lifetime.

On 3 August, in contrast to the acreage the Guardian has given to drivel that the Russians conspired with Trump (reminiscent of the far-right smearing of John Kennedy as a "Soviet agent"), the paper buried, on page 16, news that the President of the United States was forced to sign a Congressional bill declaring economic war on Russia. Unlike every other Trump signing, this was conducted in virtual secrecy and attached with a caveat from Trump himself that it was "clearly unconstitutional".

A coup against the man in the White House is under way. This is not because he is an odious human being, but because he has consistently made clear he does not want war with Russia.

This glimpse of sanity, or simple pragmatism, is anathema to the "national security" managers who guard a system based on war, surveillance, armaments, threats and extreme capitalism. Martin Luther King called them "the greatest purveyors of violence in the world today".

They have encircled Russia and China with missiles and a nuclear arsenal. They have used neo-Nazis to instal an unstable, aggressive regime on Russia's "borderland" - the way through which Hitler invaded, causing the deaths of 27 million people.  Their goal is to dismember the modern Russian Federation.

In response, "partnership" is a word used incessantly by Vladimir Putin - anything, it seems, that might halt an evangelical drive to war in the United States. Incredulity in Russia may have now turned to fear and perhaps a certain resolution. The Russians almost certainly have war-gamed nuclear counter strikes. Air-raid drills are not uncommon. Their history tells them to get ready.

The threat is simultaneous. Russia is first, China is next. The US has just completed a huge military exercise with Australia known as Talisman Sabre. They rehearsed a blockade of the Malacca Straits and the South China Sea, through which pass China's economic lifelines.

The admiral commanding the US Pacific fleet said that, "if required", he would nuke China. That he would say such a thing publicly in the current perfidious atmosphere begins to make fact of Nevil Shute's fiction.

None of this is considered news. No connection is made as the bloodfest of Passchendaele a century ago is remembered. Honest reporting is no longer welcome in much of the media. Windbags, known as pundits, dominate: editors are infotainment or party line managers. Where there was once sub-editing, there is the liberation of axe-grinding clichés. Those journalists who do not comply are defenestrated.

The urgency has plenty of precedents. In my film, The Coming War on China, John Bordne, a member of a US Air Force missile combat crew based in Okinawa, Japan, describes how in 1962 - during the Cuban missile crisis - he and his colleagues were "told to launch all the missiles" from their silos.

Nuclear armed, the missiles were aimed at both China and Russia. A junior officer questioned this, and the order was eventually rescinded - but only after they were issued with service revolvers and ordered to shoot at others in a missile crew if they did not "stand down".

At the height of the Cold War, the anti-communist hysteria in the United States was such that US officials who were on official business in China were accused of treason and sacked. In 1957 - the year Shute wrote On the Beach - no official in the State Department could speak the language of the world's most populous nation. Mandarin speakers were purged under strictures now echoed in the Congressional bill that has just passed, aimed at Russia.

The bill was bipartisan. There is no fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans. The terms "left" and "right" are meaningless. Most of America's modern wars were started not by conservatives, but by liberal Democrats.

When Obama left office, he presided over a record seven wars, including America's longest war and an unprecedented campaign of extrajudicial killings - murder - by drones.

In his last year, according to a Council on Foreign Relations study, Obama, the "reluctant liberal warrior", dropped 26,171 bombs - three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day.  Having pledged to help "rid the world" of nuclear weapons, the Nobel Peace Laureate built more nuclear warheads than any president since the Cold War.

Trump is a wimp by comparison. It was Obama - with his secretary of state Hillary Clinton at his side - who destroyed Libya as a modern state and launched the human stampede to Europe. At home, immigration groups knew him as the "deporter-in-chief".

One of Obama's last acts as president was to sign a bill that handed a record $618billion to the Pentagon, reflecting the soaring ascendancy of fascist militarism in the governance of the United States. Trump has endorsed this.

Buried in the detail was the establishment of a "Center for Information Analysis and Response". This is a ministry of truth. It is tasked with providing an "official narrative of facts" that will prepare us for the real possibility of nuclear war - if we allow it.


Video above: "On the Beach" the complete 1959 movie from Nevil Shute's  novel. From (https://youtu.be/Ue8hC5qqMt4).

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          ALERT!!! eBay Auction in Memory of Snip Nua Ends TODAY!!!        


Today is a very sad day. Today is the 2 year anniversary of the death of Snip Nua, a gorgeous Greyhound who was owned by a syndicate, Fior Gael, including Irish comedian Dara O'Brien. A greyhound who sustained an injury that was completely treatable. A greyhound who was put to sleep instead of being treated because she could no longer race.

Each and every one of those individuals who took that decision should be ashamed of themselves.

She was born on the 27th April 2008, and became a star when she featured in the BBC programme Three Men go to Ireland on New Year's Day 2010.

By that time, Snip Nua was already dead.

On the 14th December 2009, she fell during a race at Harolds Cross greyhound stadium in Dublin. She suffered a hock injury, one that did not threaten her life. Sorry, should not have threatened her life. She was put down on economic grounds. In my humble opinion this practice should be illegal because it IS animal abuse. The Dublin Society for the Protection of Animals also think so.

To raise awareness and funds, artist Tomasz Adamski has created the beautiful portrait of Snip Nua that can be seen above. It is currently being auctioned off but this auction ends TODAY.

If you would like to be bid then go to the eBay auction behind the link to bid on the gorgeous girl's image. It still has 4 hours to go so please, if you can afford it, consider bidding. All of the proceeds go to Action for Greyhounds, a fantastic non-profit organisation that campaigns tirelessly for improvements in welfare for Greyhounds and who do their best to promote rehoming.

***Please feel free to share this page or the information on it to promote the auction. This little girl may be beyond our help but every penny bid on this portrait will go towards helping other Greyhounds avoid the same fate.
          Greyhound Industry Cover Up Live On TV!        
Anyone who follows greyhound welfare issues will know that very little is ever revealed in the press about the cruel and disgusting treatment that some of these beautiful animals face. In actual fact, this may be why many of you read this blog in the first place and spread the word about it. However, the cover up that millions witnessed on a BBC program last week takes the biscuit.

The BBC show "Inside Out London" did a ten minute piece from Romford Greyhound Stadium in the UK. The coverage was supposed to be unbiased, impartial, honest and independent but was in fact the opposite. Although they failed to speak to welfare groups and greyhound rescues, they completely ridiculed those of us seeking better treatment for greyhounds and an end to the needless slaughter many of them suffer every year. In fact, the host (Matthew Wright) actually said "there are those that are glad to see the closure of any greyhound stadium because they claim it’s a cruel sport and it’s the old dogs that suffer. They say that once they stop racing – it’s the knackers yard for them – but it appears this is far from the truth".

The email I recieved pointed out the following:

Clearly the BBC have failed to research and acknowledge the overwhelming evidence of ALL welfare issues such as over breeding, lack of welfare, injuries, destruction of healthy greyhounds, irresponsible re-homing practices and further exploitation of the racing greyhound in retirement.

Had the Inside Out London team remained impartial, they would have addressed not only the concerns of greyhound protection groups but also the concerns contained in the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare Report, the industry’s commissioned Donoughue Report and those of the RSPCA and the League Against Cruel Sports. All of the aforementioned organisations being highly critical of greyhound racing in its present day form.


This is spot on the truth and exposes the coverage as propaganda rather than unbiased and factual news.

The email also called for the greyhound lovers out there to protest. After all, this is why we are constantly drowned out when trying to create a better world for greyhounds to live and grow old in instead of being brutally killed when they can no longer make their owners money. Even responsible trainers that do treat their dogs well call for better regulation... which is really saying something! Coverage like this can only harm our cause so please take the time to copy and paste the email below and send it to the BBC about the shameless piece that will do greyhounds no good at all:

Dear BBC

I wish to complain regarding the Inside Out London programme broadcast on Wednesday October 15, promoting a night at the dogs at Romford Stadium.

The BBC must surely be aware of the publication of the APGAW and the industry’s commissioned Donoughue reports which concluded there were many areas of grave concern regarding welfare within the industry.

The BBC must also be aware of the further damming of these already highly critical reports by the RSPCA and the League Against Cruel Sports who in response, demanded even more drastic welfare changes to ensure minimum welfare standards for greyhounds.

More recently the Sunday Times, in exposing this ruthless industry, have published two investigative articles earlier this year, which could not have escaped your attention.

Ironically, the first article exposed a veterinary clinic at an Ockendon greyhound complex, euthanasing healthy greyhounds and then selling their warm body parts to the Royal Veterinary College. This was the very same complex which is home to Romford Homefinders, who you featured in the programme.

The second article exposed the largest greyhound breeder in the UK selling puppies who would not chase or too slow, to Liverpool University for research and dissection.

You only have to read the online comments on both these articles to ascertain the public’s opinion and disgust of greyhound racing.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3466712.ece
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article3908388.ece

Why, as a public service broadcaster, who is supposed to be ‘free from commercial influence and answer to its viewers and listeners’ has the BBC chosen to promote an industry which has failed to address very serious welfare concerns, an industry that is dependent on gambling and an industry that is in sharp decline, the promotion of such, being further fuelled by those interviewed on the programme and needless to say, who are financially dependent on the industry - without the airing of any welfare issues?

Astonishingly, the presenter Mathew Wright, remained anything but impartial throughout and gave his firm stamp of approval on this exploitative industry with his closing statement - ‘A night at the dogs – always a good evening’

I sincerely hope the BBC research the facts behind greyhound racing and you give the public, welfare organisations and greyhound protection groups the opportunity in the very near future to address this inaccurate piece of pro racing propaganda you have irresponsibly broadcast.

In meantime, please be advised of the following facts and statements

*For every greyhound puppy that makes it to the track, at least one other puppy will be culled or killed because they won’t chase or are too slow to make the grade – analysis made from APGAW report.
*‘Dogs are generally kennelled for 23 hours a day for their entire racing life, usually two dogs per small kennel sharing one bed and to avoid fighting, dogs are muzzled as a long term solution’ – RSPCA
*The National Greyhound Racing Club processed 18,861 greyhound Retirement Forms last year and refuse to disclose the fate or fortune of those greyhounds – NGRC
*At least 20 greyhounds a day, either puppies which do not make it to the track or ‘retired’ dogs aged 3 or 4 simply disappear, presumed destroyed – RSPCA
*‘Greyhounds suffer through the breeding and selection process, injury and inhumane destruction when they are no longer needed’ – League Against Cruel Sports

Yours sincerely



Please send your emails to :-

dippy.chaudhary@bbc.co.uk – Editor of Inside Out London

david.holdsworth@bbc.co.uk – BBC Deputy Controller English Regions

pov@bbc.co.uk - Points of View (full name and telephone number required)

You can also make a formal complaint to the BBC Trust on this automated complaints form
http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complaints_stage1.shtml
          BBC anchor is hilariously not amused by a group of very good surfing dogs        
Come for the surfing dogs, stay for the audible sigh.
          How do I find the old BBC documentary The Mind Traveller?        
I'd like to watch the old documentary but his official website says it is currently unavailable and googling has turned up very little. Does anyone more savvy know? Mind Traveller: Oliver Sacks
          Diving doc        
A few weeks ago, may be a couple of months, I saw a trailer for a documentary on UK television that was mainly footage of a guy free diving / swimming in the sea. I think he was may be fishing and it was off the coast of Turkey (thought this part is hazy). I'm pretty sure it was BBC but I could be wrong. My google-fu is failing me, please help if it rings any bells as I'm now keen to track it down.
          Mollie King seen at BBC Broadcasting House        
Mollie King seen at BBC Broadcasting House
Mollie King seen at BBC Broadcasting House in London 7th August 2017

          Sky or BBC is much better anyway.         

Sky or BBC is much better anyway. I have to have Ted bumbling about, they torrent that now so I can get it wherever I am. DC and Eddie is funny, I often watch the lead up and post race for both if BBC is covering the GP just to see Eddie get excited and DC make, "Eddie did you take you pills" looks.

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          Portable SDR and Bandscan on Lansdown (remix)        
I have recently started getting back into using my RTL SDR dongle and I discovered that it was possible to have Windows 8.1 on a tablet allowing me to use better software than just SDR Touch (an Android SDR app which is fine for listening but not so great if you want to make IQ / IF recordings) and also run the dongle from the USB socket alone although with reduced battery life. That means I don't have to take my laptop anywhere, which would be too cumbersome for me as I don't drive so all my outdoor radio adventures are done on foot, bus and train. Taking the tablet out with me is a lot easier. Although sitting in a field with the aerial in a tree and all the gear spread out on the ground is slightly embarrassing when dog walkers come by, I decided to have a go at my idea to do an SDR bandscan up on the hill at Lansdown. First time around, this wasn't so successful as I was in a hurry and getting cold (not great weather!), but it proved it was achievable. I did get some IQ recordings out of it, so not a total failure.

Tablet - Dell Venue 8 Pro running Win 8.1, Intel Atom processor
Software - SDR Sharp (SDR#) with RDS Data Logger plugin
SDR device - RTL-SDR Dongle, NooElec NESDR Mini 2 (R820T2 chip)

I'm very pleased with how this runs on the tablet with very few drop-outs. Pity I hadn't really set the gain up properly (I didn't notice any major problems at 87.5 so assumed it was fine all the way, but higher up the band it was overloading), plus trying to do a bandscan automatically with the RDS logger and recording to an IQ file doesn't really work very well as on playback you find the band is scrolled at irregular intervals.





Anyway, from the IQ files I managed to grab on this first trip, here are a few of the more interesting signals.


93.2 BCFM (can be stronger than this on Lansdown, but I'd have to move the aerial around a lot to improve it)
96.1 BBC Solent
97.2 Wessex FM
97.5 Somer Valley FM
96.6 Frome FM
98 Ujima (stange effect on some stations causes there to be a trough rather than a peak at the center frequency, not sure why this happens)
105.8 Wave 105
105.5 WCR (Warminster Community Radio)
106.3 Bridge FM



I went back for a second go last weekend. I think I was up there about 3 hours in total! I was freezing by the end :D I found that different spots on the playing fields gave slightly different results, so had to try and do my best moving around with my flimsy wire dipole stung up in different trees / bushes, or even just being held as I was walking around. I need to build a portable wire yagi I reckon, one I can fold up and stuff in my backpack. I won't bore you with more videos, here's the best I can do going by what's in the IQ files...


87.5
87.6
87.7
87.8
87.9
88.0
88.1Radio 2
88.2Radio 2
88.3Radio 2
88.4
88.5Radio 2
88.6Radio 2
88.7
88.8Radio 2
88.9
89.0Radio 2
89.1Radio 2 (possibly)
89.2
89.3Radio 2
89.4
89.5Radio 2
89.6
89.7
89.8
89.9Radio 2
90.0
90.1Radio 2
90.2
90.3Radio 3
90.4Radio 3
90.5Radio 3
90.6
90.7Radio 3
90.8Radio 3
90.9
91.0Radio 3
91.1
91.2Radio 3
91.3Radio 3
91.4
91.5Radio 3
91.6
91.7Radio 3
91.8
91.9
92.0
92.1Radio 3
92.2
92.3Radio 3
92.4
92.5Radio 4
92.6Radio 4
92.7Radio 4
92.8
92.9Radio 4
93.0Radio 4
93.1
93.2BCFM / Radio 4 (directional)
93.3
93.4Radio 4
93.5Radio 4
93.6
93.7Radio 4
93.8
93.9Radio 4
94.0
94.1
94.2
94.3Radio 4
94.4
94.5Radio 4
94.6
94.7BBC Hereford and Worcester
94.8
94.9BBC Bristol
95.0BBC Gloucestershire
95.1
95.2BBC Oxford
95.3
95.4
95.5BBC Soms
95.6
95.7
95.8BBC Gloucestershire (or Wales, dunno!)
95.9BBC Wales
96.0BBC Unid - Too far back in the mush
96.1BBC Solent
96.2
96.3Heart
96.4Maybe something
96.5Unid - Too far back in the mush, Could be Wave or Heart
96.6Frome FM
96.7Heart
96.8BBC Cymru
96.9
97.0Fantasy Radio (Proabably!)
97.1Heart
97.2Heart / Kiss 101 / Wessex FM (Directional)
97.3
97.4Capital - Quite hidden by Somer FM
97.5Somer Valley FM
97.6
97.7Radio 1
97.8Radio 1
97.9Radio 1
98.0Ujima
98.1
98.2Radio 1
98.3
98.4Radio 1
98.5
98.6Radio 1
98.7Radio 1
98.8
98.9Radio 1
99.0
99.1Radio 1
99.2
99.3
99.4
99.5Radio 1
99.6
99.7Radio 1
99.8
99.9
100.0Classic
100.1Classic
100.2Classic
100.3Classic
100.4Classic
100.5
100.6Classic (slight trace)
100.7Heart (slight trace)
100.8Classic
100.9
101.0Kiss 101
101.1
101.2
101.3Classic
101.4Classic
101.5
101.6
101.7Classic
101.8
101.9
102.0Spire FM
102.1
102.2Heart
102.3Heart
102.4Breeze
102.5
102.6Heart
102.7
102.8Breeze (slight trace)
102.9Heart
103.0Heart
103.1
103.2Capital
103.3
103.4BBC Devon
103.5BBC Wiltshire
103.6BBC Bristol
103.7
103.8BBC Solent
103.9BBC Wales
104.0
104.1BBC Berkshire
104.2
104.3BBC Wiltshire
104.4Unid (slight trace)
104.5
104.6BBC Bristol
104.7Unid (slight trace)
104.8
104.9BBC Wiltshire
105.0
105.1
105.2Wave 105
105.3
105.4Heart
105.5Swindon 105.5 / WCR (directional)
105.6Breeze
105.7Heart
105.8Wave 105
105.9Heart
106.0Sam FM
106.1Badminton Radio (RSL)
106.2Sunshine
106.3Bridge FM
106.4
106.5Sam FM
106.6Breeze
106.7
106.8Nation
106.9
107.0
107.1Unid (slight trace)
107.2Breeze
107.3
107.4Breeze
107.5
107.6
107.7Sam FM
107.8
107.9Breeze
108.0


I have a better SDR device on the way - an SDRPlay - which doesn't suffer so much with overloading and images. If I can get that running from the tablet, it'll make things even easier for bandscanning, but it might be a bit too much try to power it from the USB socket alone.
          Fem FM @ M-Shed, Saturday 8th March - 3 til 5pm        


In 1992, over 200 women made history in Bristol by setting up the UK's first women's radio station - Fem FM. Bristol Record Office has digitised the original broadcast tapes, now available for research as part of the Fem FM archive of recordings, photographs and other material.
On International Women's Day, M Shed will mark the launch of the archive by hosting a panel discussion about women's achievements in radio over the past two decades. Is the climate better for women broadcasters in 2014?
The event is open to anyone interested in the media and how to get more women's voices on air. Guest panellists (all originally involved in Fem FM) will include:
  • Sue Clark, Sony award-winning radio producer
  • DJ Ritu, DJ and world music guru who has broadcast with BBC London and the World Service
  • Ali Grant, chair of Bristol community station BCFM
  • Jacqui Wilson, manager of the internet station Passion Radio Bristol
  • Erin Riley, Senior BBC Producer
Chair: Caroline Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Radio at the University of Sunderland and one of the founders of Fem FM.
Free admission. Please reserve your place by emailing bro@bristol.gov.uk or phoning 0117 922 4224 (Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm)

Listen online: audio documentary about Fem FM



Here is something that may not be in the archive, a recording of their test broadcasts..



Fem 101 FM - Test Broadcast Music - March 1992 by Bristol Radio Recordings on Mixcloud



And here's a 20 min clip from Lady G.



Fem FM 101 March 1992 - Lady G - Hardcore by Bristol Radio Recordings on Mixcloud




          Tristan B Nov / Dec 1988        
So, I'm posting some old stuff that's been here before but disappeared long ago. Here's a couple of recordings of the first Tristan B shows I ever heard on Radio Bristol. The first is from MW as I didn't have an FM aerial at the time, the second from FM. Only a few weeks before I discovered that pirate radio existed in Bristol....




BBC Radio Bristol 95.5 FM - Tristan B - Nov/Dec 1988 by Bristol Radio Recordings on Mixcloud




          Tristan B 1989 - Interview with KRS ONE        
In 1989, BDP released their 3rd album - Ghetto Music. The tour to promote that album had a date in Bristol and Tristan B managed to get KRS ONE into Radio Bristol for an interview. He only just made the end of the show but stayed for a full interview afterwards. This interview was broadcast the following week...


BBC Radio Bristol - Tristan B interviews KRS ONE - 1989 by Bristol Radio Recordings on Mixcloud

          Paul McCartney - Sold On Songs Radio (2005)        

Introducción

Linda Eastman falleció el 17 de abril de 1998, luego de luchar durante dos años contra un cáncer de mamas. George Harrison murió el 29 de noviembre de 2001, también víctima del cáncer. El 11 de junio de 2002 Paul McCartney se casó con Heather Mills con quien mantuvo una relación compleja, que finalizó de la peor manera en el 2006.
En "Flaming Pie" (1997), "Driving Rain" (2001) y "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard" (2005), los discos que Paul publicó durante esos años -"Rushes" (1998) de su proyecto The Fireman es un álbum experimental, mientras que "Run Devil Run" (1999) es una revisión de los clásicos del primer rock'n'roll- podemos vislumbrar secuelas de los sinsabores vividos.


Primera parte: Caos

"La probabilidad de que el orden surja del desorden es infinitesimal de acuerdo con las leyes del azar. Sin embargo, la formación de sistemas disipativos ordenados demuestra que es posible crear orden a partir del desorden. La descripción de estas estructuras ha permitido descubrimientos fundamentales que se aplican en distintos campos como la biología, la ecología o la sociología."(1) Desconozco si Nigel Godrich -el productor de "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard"- conoce la obra de Ilya Prigogine, pero estoy seguro que una de sus premisas a la hora de trabajar con Paul McCartney fue la de crear belleza a partir del caos. Godrich es dueño de un extenso curriculum que incluye gran parte de la discografía de Radiohead, trabajos junto a Beck, Pavement, Travis y el fallido "Regeneration" (2001) de Divine Comedy. Fue propuesto como productor artístico por George Martin, quien declinó el ofrecimiento que McCartney le había hecho en primera instancia. Las sesiones de "Chaos and Creation" fueron estresantes. Godrich determinó que Paul debía abandonar su modus operandi habitual y, entre otras cosas, le pidió que se olvidara de su banda de apoyo y se hiciera cargo de todos los instrumentos. McCartney lo vivió así: "Me obligó a arriesgar. Cuando lo contacté, lo primero que me dijo fue "Ok, acepto. Pero mirá que voy a hacerte salir de tus zonas cómodas...". Y cumplió. Hubo momentos de tensión porque me hizo ir hasta más allá de mis propios límites, pero aprendí mucho trabajando con él."

Segunda parte: Creación


Un productor artístico con ideas innovadoras no alcanza para lograr un gran disco y "Chaos and Creation at the Backyard" lo es. Si el álbum se distingue, es por la excelencia compositiva de Paul, uno de los mejores songwriters de nuestro tiempo. McCartney, es sabido, tuvo una carrera solista con desniveles notorios, sobretodo en el tramo que va desde "London Town" (1978) hasta "Press to Play" (1986). Esto tiene que ver con cierta obligación de mantenerse dentro de los cánones del AOR, y con una autoindulgencia que lo llevó a completar discos interesantes con material de relleno, vicios que Paul ha ido corrigiendo con el paso del tiempo. "Chaos and Creation" está conformado por un repertorio de nivel superlativo y esa es su principal virtud. Desde la vitalidad de "Fine Line" a la triste ironía de “How Kind of You”, continuando con la delicada "Jenny Wren" -una preciosura en la que se destaca el solo de duduk a cargo de Pedro Eustache-, el clasicismo de "English Tea", "Too Much Rain" y su llamado a ser feliz a pesar del desasosiego; el bolero "A Certain Softness" o como cantar "And I Love Her" cuarenta años más tarde; "Riding to Vanity Fair" con su clima intrigante, forman parte de una colección a la altura de sus clásicos.

Epílogo: En el patio de casa

En Julio del 2005 Paul McCartney grabó un especial para presentar "Chaos and Creation at the Backyard" -probablemente su mejor álbum solista- en el Studio 2 de Abbey Road, el mismo sitio en donde The Beatles grabaron todos sus discos. Paul protagonizó un show hermoso, en donde presentó nuevas canciones al tiempo que recordó anécdotas sobre sus inicios, exhibiendo una voz intacta, y, lo más importante, una humildad inconmesurable. Esta actuación fue transmitida originalmente por la BBC Radio 2 el 17 de Septiembre de ese año, y, aunque nunca fue editada oficialmente, la podemos disfrutar gracias a bootlegs como este.

 (1) Fragmento del comunicado que la academia Nóbel emitió para anunciar su premio de Química del año 1977, concedido al científico belga de origen ruso Ilya Prigogine.

Track List:
Disc 1
01. Mark Radcliffe Intro
02. Interview
03. Intro
04. Friends To Go
05. In Spite Of All The Danger
06. Twenty Flight Rock
07. Things We Said Today
08. Too Much Rain
09. How Kind Of You

Disc 2
01. Band On The Run
02. Fine Line/Audience Participation
03. Lady Madonna
04. English Tea
05. Heartbreak Hotel
06. Jenny Wren
07. Follow Me
08. Blackbird
09. Mellotron Demo/Strawberry Fields Forever
10. Anyway
11. That's All For Now

          BASSBIN TWINS LIVE BBC MARCH 2006        
itunes pic
Winter Music Conference 2006 / Annie Nightingale BBC Radio
          8月8日(火)のつぶやき その2        

村道を封鎖し検問していた基地移設反対派の男女を殴りけがさせる 依田啓示役員を傷害罪で起訴 我那覇真子さん「地元民だから通してくれと言ったのに一方的にUターンを命じられた。過激派の私的検問は許されるの?」… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 産経ニュース (@Sankei_news) 2017年8月6日 - 12:20

ネットの力はやはり凄い。拉致被害者奪還の署名活動をしていて、TwitterなどSNSを見て来ましたという方が何人も。土曜に大阪でコンビニに入ったら、店員の方が声をかけてくださった。ネットで私をご覧いただいているとのこと。本当に有難… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 和田 政宗 (@wadamasamune) 2017年8月7日 - 12:19

拡散希望
依田さんの件が産経yahooニュースに!よそからやって来た活動家に対して地元の人が声を上げています。正当防衛も認められない、"反戦平和は免罪符"こんな沖縄はおかしい。依田さんを皆で守り、左翼から沖縄を取り返しましょう!
headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170806-…

— 我那覇真子 (@ganaha_masako) 2017年8月7日 - 11:24

NOUVEAUハワイ VOL.8 ノースショア特集 ノース在住の日本人女性のナビゲーションによるオススメのショップ、レストラン、カフェ、ファーマーズマーケットを一挙掲載。また、ノースの美しいビーチもご紹介。 bit.ly/12iW2o8

— ハワイ情報 (@hawaii_infoJP) 2017年8月7日 - 15:43

皆さん、こんばんは😊
定時で退社し、無事に帰宅できました😃ライルさんはこんな感じでお出迎えしてくれました😁
「おかえりにゃ〜🐱お尻ぽんぽんしてにゃ〜!」

#猫 #ネコ #ねこ #cat #スコティッシュフォールド… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 赤(通知不具合中😖) (@RS_yy) 2017年8月7日 - 20:35

「カローラ」全国行脚ゴール 宮城、発売50年記念 sankei.com/photo/daily/ne… pic.twitter.com/E0foguKEih

— 産経ニュース (@Sankei_news) 2017年8月7日 - 20:36

PC分解野郎に必須のアイテムがこれ。ギターのピック

サポート担当「内爪部分を外すのにこれ以上硬くても柔らかくてもダメです。ノートPCの液晶周辺フレームとか慣れると2分で外せます。」
ほえ~すっごい… pic.twitter.com/E4xnCDA2g2

— ツクモ池袋店 (@TIkebukuro) 2017年8月7日 - 20:25

台風…早く過ぎ去ってにゃ! pic.twitter.com/O5HmAl927D

— そら (@mosacya) 2017年8月7日 - 19:18

今日あったワカモノは昨年福島に行ったそう。そこで会ったお寺のお坊さんが「もし復興しても100年も200年も空気は汚れたままだ」と言ったらしい。そこで半減期の話をしました。そして、「戦後100年は草も生えない、と言われた広島の空気は汚れてると思う?」と訊いてみたら「ああ〜」と

— kokoKOMINE (@kokoKOMINE) 2017年8月6日 - 22:37

加計問題など、2回の閉会中審査を見れば、説明する必要すらないのに、わざわざ櫻井さんに説明させるなんて、、、ほんと、時間の無駄にしか思えません。もっと、日本の前向きな議論をして欲しいのに。この手の説明を改めてしないと駄目なほど、他のメディアが腐りきっている。

#primenews

— 彷徨える日本人 (@sumeragi_iyaska) 2017年8月7日 - 20:36

まさしく。前川を支持するリベラル勢はそこのところで致命的な勘違いをしている。前川のような反乱官僚とマスメディアが結託して内閣を自由に潰せるようになったら、それこそ軍靴の音が近づいてくる。 twitter.com/CatNewsAgency/…

— whitefox3138 (@whitefox3138) 2017年8月8日 - 00:10

そのうち手旗信号くるで。 twitter.com/ReutersWorld/s…

— 中東ニュース速報 (@chutoislam) 2017年8月8日 - 00:26

視聴者の会が加計問題閉会中審査を、テレビがどのように報道したかの調査結果を公表してるけど、あらためて見てもテレビの偏向報道は酷いなwww日本も先進各国が導入してる偏向捏造報道への訂正放送命令や罰則許可の法案を作るべきだねwww… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 500円 (@_500yen) 2017年8月7日 - 22:01

「日本ファーストの会」?? まだ都政でほとんど何も成果を出していない人たちが、国政に進出とは笑わせる。若狭氏の語った立ち上げの理由も支離滅裂。かつての維新と違い、国政に乗り出す理由は何も読み取れなかった。都議選で大勝ちして何か勘違いしているのではないか?

— 竹田恒泰 (@takenoma) 2017年8月7日 - 21:10

今夜、日付が変わって8/8未明に満月が欠けて見える部分月食が起こります。
欠け始めは2:23頃、最も大きく欠けて見えるのが3:20頃、欠け終わりが4:18頃です。
全国で肉眼で見えます。月は南西の方角。雲間からも見えるかもしれませ… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— KAGAYA (@KAGAYA_11949) 2017年8月7日 - 20:17

【キチンと報道しない】櫻井よしこ氏「閉会中審査後の30番組を調べた。全部で8時間40分位の放送でその内6分間は加戸さん、前川さんは2時間半。前川さんのストーリーに沿ってテレビは報道。偏った報道された側は支持率下がりますよ」
ここま… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— Mi2 (@YES777777777) 2017年8月7日 - 20:49

昭和32年 とんかつ屋のテレビに集まる人たち (撮影:長野重一氏) pic.twitter.com/odpyD71jHC

— 昭和スポット巡り (@showaspotmegri) 2017年8月8日 - 00:39

METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Says IRON MAIDEN's STEVE HARRIS Is 'A Super-Down-To-Earth, Really Cool Guy'… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— BLABBERMOUTH.NET (@BLABBERMOUTHNET) 2017年8月8日 - 07:07

#50YearsAgoToday 7AUG1967 “when the phone rang, this friend of mine goes, 'George Harrison's at Hippie Hill!”… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) 2017年8月8日 - 00:49

大好き
【ドリームマッチ】“ピッカリ投法”佐野ら、ハゲ5人が乱闘「豊田議員は見てないでしょうね」(スポーツ報知) - Yahoo!ニュース headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170807-… @YahooNewsTopics

— 為末 大 (@daijapan) 2017年8月8日 - 05:34

Happening now: we’re about to dive right between #Saturn and the rings. Follow along here: go.nasa.gov/2aNCy6t pic.twitter.com/THoy2fqVNs

— CassiniSaturn (@CassiniSaturn) 2017年8月8日 - 01:12

ちょっといい話です> BBC News - Toronto police officer buys shoplifter suit he tried to steal bbc.com/news/world-us-…

— モーリー・ロバートソン (@gjmorley) 2017年8月8日 - 01:11

広島に原爆が投下され「今後70年草木も生えない」と言われた。でも実はかなり早い段階で、焼けこげたガレキの間から赤いカンナが花を開く。一番最初に被曝デマが駆逐された瞬間だ。画像は昭和21年2月の広島。バラック小屋をバックに子供は笑っ… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— もりちゃん(CV:毒蝮三太夫) (@mollichane) 2017年8月7日 - 22:10

【今日は #ヒゲの日 】巨匠ダリの遺体、トレードマークの口ひげは「10時10分」の位置のまま afpbb.com/articles/-/313…

— AFPBB News (@afpbbcom) 2017年8月8日 - 07:03

台風による大雨で増水していた滋賀県長浜市を流れる姉川が、同市の大井橋付近で氾濫しました。滋賀県北部では明け方頃まで断続的に強い雨が降る恐れがあり、さらなる河川の増水や氾濫の拡大などに警戒が必要です。… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— ウェザーニュース (@wni_jp) 2017年8月8日 - 03:16

櫻井よしこ氏「とりわけテレビ、ニュース、ワイドショー、先進国のメディアとして資格を欠いてる。世論調査は政治家は信じなくていい。この世論調査に導くまでの報道が物凄く偏っている。朝日も毎日もメディア史に残る汚点を残した」
今の日本のメ… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— Mi2 (@YES777777777) 2017年8月7日 - 20:44

櫻井よしこ氏のプライムニュース

しばらく呆然とした。
櫻井氏が、心底、訴えていた言葉が頭から離れない

「日本人は賢いんです。
国民が必要としているのはバランスのとれた情報です。
一方的な情報だけ与えられて、私たち日本人はどうや… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— Chieko Nagayama (@RibbonChieko) 2017年8月8日 - 01:17

玉木議員を呼んでおいて獣医師会の献金に触れないのか。それどころか玉木議員はモリカケで気持ちよく政権批判をしてる。この番組も終わったな。
#橋下羽鳥
#tvasahi

— もりちゃん(CV:毒蝮三太夫) (@mollichane) 2017年8月8日 - 06:18

河野太郎@konotarogomame外務大臣、天晴れ!シナの王毅外交部長は駐日シナ大使時代は慇懃無礼で今は傍若無人と言っていい。そんな王毅へカウンターを見舞ったのは美事。近年の外相の中でも一番の立ち振舞い。朝日とNHKはどうする?
sankei.com/world/news/170…

— 西村幸祐 (@kohyu1952) 2017年8月8日 - 00:44

今、東京にて撮影した部分月食(雨天の雲間から撮影)
晴れていれば全国で肉眼で見ることができます。
方角は南西、満月の左下の部分が欠けているのがわかります。
この欠けた黒い部分は地球の影です。 pic.twitter.com/C1UFaiHH4q

— KAGAYA (@KAGAYA_11949) 2017年8月8日 - 03:26
          The Passing Of Douglas Waymark        
Courtesy of Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation, English Channel.

On behalf of the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation, it is with great sadness that we report the death of Douglas Waymark who passed away following his [English] Channel attempt on Monday [September 7th].

Douglas was swimming with CS&PF pilot Lance Oram as part of an Enduroman Arch-to-Arc challenge. He was pulled out of the water around 9 pm in the evening in French waters approximately 15 miles from Dover, and afterward quickly airlifted to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where he later died. Our thoughts are first and foremost with Douglas' family and friends at this difficult time.

Douglas was a hugely experienced triathlete and counts climbing Mount Everest in 2009 among his many achievements. He has completed many Olympic and Ironman-distance triathlons including a continuous quintuple iron-distance at the Enduroman Festival.

Kevin Murphy described the situation for the BBC here. His sister explained the situation out in the English Channel here.

Copyright © 2008-2017 by World Open Water Swimming Association

          Foi desvendado o mistério da cidade onde moradores caem no sono de repente        

"Os 582 habitantes da aldeia de Kalachi chegaram a pensar que estavam amaldiçoados. Durante cinco anos olharam desconfiados para o céu, o ar, a água que bebiam. Suspeitaram até da vodca.

Uma doença estranha começou a tomar conta dessas pessoas: sem motivo aparente, caíam no sono de forma fulminante. E podiam passar vários dias assim.

Ao menos 120 moradores foram afetados. Os primeiros casos foram registrados em 2010, e se intensificaram a partir de 2013. O problema vinha em ondas: seis crianças dormiram em setembro de 2014 - no último inverno (no hemisfério norte) foram 60 pessoas.

O sono chegava repentinamente, de forma irresistível. "Dirigia minha moto em 28 de agosto e de repente caí no sono", afirmou um morador ao site EurasiaNet.org. Foi acordar apenas em 2 de setembro. Como também ocorreu com o restante dos moradores, os médicos não souberam dizer o que ocorria.


Mas o mistério dessa aldeia do norte do Cazaquistão agora foi desvendado: uma combinação de monóxido de carbono e de partículas de hidrocarburetos na atmosfera é a culpada.

"Depois de fazer exames em todos os habitantes, recebemos a confirmação dos laboratórios (…), a causa principal é o monóxido de carbono", explicou o vice-primeiro-ministro do país, Berdybeck Saparbayev, em entrevista coletiva.
"Quando o monóxido de carbono (CO) e os níveis de hidrocarbonetos (CH) aumentam, o oxigênio baixa e produz esses desmaios", afirmou.


Leia Também: Paralisia do Sono


Minas de urânio

O quebra-cabeça estava no fato de as medições desses componentes serem normais, conforme explicou Sergey Lukashenko, um dos cientistas responsáveis pela investigação, ao jornal local The Astana Times.

"O interessante é que a doença do sono só se manifesta com a combinação de falta de oxigênio e excesso de CO e CH", disse Lukashenko, que é diretor do Centro Nuclear do Cazaquistão.

Em Kalachi, o fenômeno só ocorria mediante certas condições atmosféricas. "Cada um desses três componentes separadamente se encontrava dentro do nível normal e nenhum deles parecia causar suspeitas; portanto, durante muito tempo não foi possível verificar a causa verdadeira", disse.

O cientista afirma que a origem dessa contaminação está em Krasnogorsk, um vilarejo fantasma perto de Kalachi e que abriga uma grande mina de urânio.

A mina está fechada desde a queda da União Soviética, e Lukashenko deixou claro que o urânio ou qualquer radiação associada ao elemento não estão ligados às sonolências profundas.


"O urânio não tem nada a ver com isso. Usaram um monte de estruturas de madeira quando a mina estava em funcionamento. Depois a mina foi fechada e se encheu de água, e quando a madeira entra em contato com a água se produz monóxido de carbono", afirmou.

O monóxido de carbono começou a se infiltrar pouco a pouco até a superfície.
As famílias da aldeia estão sendo realocadas pelo governo.

Parece, então, que termina aqui a lenda de um povoado que já começava a ser conhecido no país como "Sleepy Hollow" (algo como buraco sonolento, em tradução livre), numa alusão ao clássico conto americano de terror."


Leia Também: Fantasma de viúva mata dez homens após sexo grupal


Via: BBC Brasil | BBC Mundo

          The Wake Up: New Gambino On The Way, Trump Threatens North Korea, Spike Lee Supports Kaepernick        
Donald Glover has been working on Childish Gambino music, telling BBC Radio in a recent interview that his fans can keep referring to him by his musical alter ego name.
          Carpuccino; a vehicle that runs on coffee.        
  • Jem Stansfield, a BBC presenter will drive from London to Manchester to test an experimental car which runs on coffee.
  • The experimental drive is for around 210 miles fueled by coffee.
  • The car was built by Stansfield to show how the harnessing of alternative energy sources.
  • The car made from scrap needs to be refuelled every 40 miles.
  • The vehicle features a system converting the ground coffee into flammable gases which fuels the engine instead of petrol.
  • With this invention Stansfield aims to encourage the young people to generate energy from waste products and new sources.
  • So if you are a coffee drinker don't be surprised if you have to miss your favourite morning coffee as there is a possibiliy of a shortage of coffee on account of the coffee consumption by the vehicles.
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          BBC: Τι θέλει η Βρετανία από την Ευρώπη;        



Έπειτα από τη νίκη των Συντηρητικών στις εκλογές της προηγούμενης εβδομάδας, ο Ντέϊβιντ Κάμερον δεν σταματά να δηλώνει πως έχει εντολή «να επιδιώξει τη μεταρρύθμιση της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης». Ο βρετανός πρωθυπουργός ο οποίος ελπίζει ότι η κυβέρνηση πλειοψηφίας που διαθέτει θα αυξήσει την ισχύ του στις Βρυξέλλες, θέλει να επαναδιαπραγματευθεί τη βρετανική συμμετοχή πριν από το δημοψήφισμα για την παραμονή ή όχι του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου στην ΕΕ, δημοψήφισμα που θα διεξαχθεί έως το τέλος του 2017. Όμως κράτα τα χαρτιά του κλειστά και δεν αποκαλύπτει τις λεπτομέρειες της στρατηγικής που θα ακολουθήσει. Το BBC απαντά σε έξι βασικά ερωτήματα που αφορούν αυτό το κρίσιμο, τόσο για τη Βρετανία όσο και για την ΕΕ, ζήτημα.

Τι ζητάει ο Ντέϊβιντ Κάμερον;

-Να επιτραπεί στη Βρετανία να μη συμμετάσχει σε μια ενδεχόμενη απόπειρα της ΕΕ να σφυρηλατήσει μία «ακόμη στενότερη ένωση» των ευρωπαϊκών λαών

-Τον περιορισμό της πρόσβασης ευρωπαίων μεταναστών σε εργασιακά επιδόματα και άλλες κοινωνικές παροχές της Βρετανίας. Στόχος του βρετανού πρωθυπουργού είναι η μείωση του αριθμού των ευρωπαίων πολιτών που επιλέγουν να μεταναστεύσουν στη χώρα του.

-Την προστασία των χρηματοπιστωτικών αγορών του λονδρέζικου City από την νομοθεσία της ΕΕ
-Την ενίσχυση των εξουσιών των εθνικών κοινοβουλίων των χωρών μελών της Ένωσης
-Την δημιουργία μηχανισμών με στόχο την «αποτροπή μεγάλων μεταναστευτικών ροών στην Ευρώπη» σε περίπτωση διεύρυνσης της ΕΕ
-Την δημιουργία δικλείδων ασφαλείας ούτως ώστε οι όποιες μεταρρυθμίσεις στο εσωτερικό της ενιαίας αγοράς να μην είναι δυνατόν να επιβληθούν από την Ευρωζώνη σε χώρες που δεν μετέχουν σ' αυτήν.

-Την απελευθέρωση του επιχειρείν μέσω του περιορισμού της γραφειοκρατίας και της εφαρμογής μίας λιγότερο παρεμβατικής πολιτικής από την πλευρά των Βρυξελλών καθώς και το άνοιγμα σε νέες αγορές μέσω της υπογραφής συμφωνιών ελεύθερων συναλλαγών με τις ΗΠΑ και την Ασία

Ποιο το μέλλον της αρχής της ελεύθερης μετακίνησης;

Η ελεύθερη κυκλοφορία των ατόμων η οποία κατοχυρώνεται από τις συνθήκες της ΕΕ λειτουργεί παράλληλα με την ελεύθερη διακίνηση αγαθών και κεφαλαίων και την ελεύθερη παροχή υπηρεσιών στο εσωτερικό της ενιαίας αγοράς. Για τους περισσότερους ηγέτες της ΕΕ, η προάσπιση της αρχής της ελεύθερης μετακίνησης στο εσωτερικό της ΕΕ αποτελεί «κόκκινη γραμμή», γεγονός που ενδέχεται να αναγκάσει τον Ντέϊβιντ Κάμερον να μην ζητήσει την επανεξέτασή της και να εστιάσει τις όποιες προσπάθειες του στον περιορισμό των κινήτρων, όπως η παροχή κοινωνικών επιδομάτων, που ενθαρρύνουν την ελεύθερη μετακίνηση των ευρωπαίων πολιτών και ιδιαίτερα τη μετανάστευση αυτών στη Βρετανία.

Τι θα γίνει με το Ευρωπαϊκό Δικαστήριο Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων;

Η νέα κυβέρνηση των Συντηρητικών αναμένεται να επιδιώξει την απόσυρση της Βρετανίας από την Ευρωπαϊκή Σύμβαση των Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου καθώς τάσσεται υπέρ μιας καθ' όλα βρετανικής Διακήρυξης των Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων. Αυτό θα παρείχε στον βρετανό πρωθυπουργό τη δυνατότητα να θεσπίσει ευκολότερα τους περιορισμούς που επιθυμεί αναφορικά με την ελεύθερη μετακίνηση των ευρωπαίων μεταναστών. Μία τέτοια εξέλιξη, ωστόσο, θα έθετε «εν αμφιβόλω» τη συμμετοχή της Βρετανίας στην ΕΕ καθώς οι χώρες μέλη της Ένωσης υποχρεούνται να είναι μέλη και του Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαστηρίου Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων.

Τι άλλο επιθυμεί ο βρετανός πρωθυπουργός;

Ο Ντέϊβιντ Κάμερον έχει δηλώσει πως δεν πρόκειται να δεχθεί καμία πρόταση αναφορικά με το ενδεχόμενο δημιουργίας ενός κοινού ευρωπαϊκού Στράτου ενώ θέλει να απαλλάξει τις βρετανικές αστυνομικές δυνάμεις από τις παρεμβάσεις των Βρυξελλών. Εμφανίζεται, ωστόσο, διατεθειμένος να προβεί σε υποχωρήσεις όσον αφορά επιδιωκόμενες μεταρρυθμίσεις στην κοινωνική και εργασιακή πολιτική της ΕΕ. Έχει επίσης αποκλείσει το ενδεχόμενο ένταξης της Βρετανίας στη ζώνη του ευρώ.

Πως αντιδρούν οι ευρωπαίοι ηγέτες;

Ο Ζαν Κλωντ Γιούνκερ, πρόεδρος της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής, δήλωσε πως είναι έτοιμος να συνεργαστεί με τον Ντέϊβιντ Κάμερον με στόχο την υπογραφή μιας δίκαιης συμφωνίας τόσο για την Βρετανία όσο και για την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Κατά το παρελθόν, αρκετοί ευρωπαίοι ηγέτες εξέφρασαν έντονα την απροθυμία τους όσον αφορά το ενδεχόμενο επανεξέτασης και αλλαγής των ευρωπαϊκών συνθηκών με στόχο την ικανοποίηση των βρετανικών αιτημάτων. Έπειτα, όμως, από τον εκλογικό θρίαμβο των Συντηρητικών, «η μπάλα βρίσκεται στο γήπεδο των Βρετανών», όπως ανέφερε χαρακτηριστικά μιλώντας στον Guardian ανώτερος αξιωματούχος της ΕΕ.

Τι θα συμβεί σε περίπτωση που ο Κάμερον δεν πάρει όλα όσα επιθυμεί;

Ο βρετανός πρωθυπουργός δέχεται ήδη πιέσεις για να δηλώσει εάν διατίθεται να πραγματοποιήσει εκστρατεία υπέρ της εξόδου της Βρετανίας, ενόψει της διεξαγωγής του σχετικού δημοψηφίσματος, από την ΕΕ σε περίπτωση που δεν ικανοποιηθούν τα αιτήματά του. Ο Ντέϊβιντ Κάμερον περιορίζεται προς το παρόν να δηλώνει πως δεν πρόκειται να «αποκλείσει τίποτα».

Το Βημα

          Comment on Why Does Classical Music No Longer Appear On Mainstream Television? by John Taylor        
I have put in several FOIs to the BC and many complaints as well as writing to Tony " Prefect" Hall, the bugger has not replied why no opera or classical music on BBC. My guess is they would rather spend it on salaries. BBC should go subscription pay to view instead of licence. Post Birt BBC is rubbish.
          Facebook-Hetze, grüner Pranger, blutüberströmte Frau in der Kirche – News vom 28. Juli 2017        
1. In einem Münchner Freibad bittet ein Bademeister in Absprache mit der Polizei eine Mutter, ihrer dreijährigen Tochter eine Badehose anzuziehen, um das Mädchen vor Pädophilen zu schützen. Als Dank wird er, wie die "Süddeutsche Zeitung" berichtet, auf Facebook selbst zum "Kinderschänder" gemacht:

Auch Boulevardzeitungen transportierten den Vorwurf am Mittwoch weiter, um einen Tag später dann zu vermelden, dass die Vorwürfe vollkommen haltlos sind. Aber Heinz Effenberger kennt eine weitere sprichwörtliche Redensart, jene, wonach immer etwas hängen bleibe. Für Stefan Schraut, den Leiter der Unterhachinger Polizeiinspektion, ist dieser Fall "ein Lehrstück darüber, was man mit Facebook alles anstellen kann."




2. Die Abendzeitung berichtet:

Ein Ehepaar aus Syrien lässt seinen Säugling beschneiden - auf ihrem Küchentisch! Dabei erleidet der Bub lebensgefährliche Verletzungen. Eine Not-OP rettet ihn. Jetzt ermittelt die Staatsanwaltschaft.




3. Wie Wolfram Göll im Bayernkurier meldet, gab es unter Ministerin Schwesig eine Kostenexplosion im Familienministerium. 124 neue Stellen wurden von Schwesig geschaffen, eine Steigerung von 26 Prozent:

Beobachter finden die massive Kostensteigerung vor allem gegen Ende der Legislaturperiode verdächtig und vermuten eher den Versuch, verdiente Genossen auf Staatskosten zu versorgen. Michael Klundt, Professor für Kinderpolitik an der Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, sagte der Zeitung: "Sollte sich bewahrheiten, dass hier parteipolitische Personalpolitik gemacht worden ist, ist das ein Skandal. Es ist wenig hilfreich, das Ministerium auszubauen, wenn vor Ort die Strukturen für Kinder und Jugendliche gekürzt werden. Das Ministerium ist gut beraten, hier Transparenz zu schaffen."

Norbert Müller, kinder- und jugendpolitischer Sprecher der Linksfraktion im Bundestag, kritisiert, ein solcher Beschäftigungszuwachs gerade in den anderthalb Jahren vor der Bundestagswahl sei nicht durch die Aufstockung oder Neugründung einzelner Projekte zu erklären. Viele dieser Aufgaben hätten schon vor 2013 bestanden und fielen obendrein gar nicht im Ministerium, sondern in nachgeordneten Behörden an. "Zusätzliche Aufgaben erfordern zusätzliches Personal, das steht außer Frage, aber dieser Personalaufwuchs unmittelbar vor der Wahl legt den Verdacht nahe, dass hier Parteigenossen auf hochbezahlten Stellen untergebracht worden sind. Ich erwarte Aufklärung von Ministerin Katharina Barley", sagte Müller der Zeitung Neues Deutschland.




4. Macht viel Zucker Männer psychisch krank? fragt das Magazin "Spektrum der Wissenschaft".



5. Die Berichterstattung über den grünen Online-Pranger geht weiter. So befindet der Publizist Martin Lohmann, dass dieser Pranger Freiheit und Toleranz widerspreche und sich stattdessen an den Praktiken roter und brauner Diktaturen orientiere. Wo Argumentationsarmut herrsche, trete an die Stelle der politischen Sachdebatte Verleumdung, Diskriminierung und Denunzierung. Lohnmann bezeichnet diese Entwicklung als "gefährlich":

Nicht nur, weil nach alter Erfahrung immer irgendetwas bei den "Beschuldigten" hängenbleibt. Nicht nur, weil Gesinnungspolizisten immer auch lemmingartige Mitläufer finden, die sich ganz klug dünken, weil sie bis zur Verantwortungslosigkeit zu differenzieren in der Lage sind und damit jeden Täter gegen die Meinungsfreiheit mit einem pseudointellektuellen Schutzmantel ausstatten. Sondern auch, weil diese im Tarnmantel der angeblichen Aufklärung daherkommende Listung unbequemer Denker, also sich der Diktator des Relativismus entziehender Bürger am Ende des Tages eine schleichende Zerstörung der Meinungsfreiheit und damit der Freiheit insgesamt ist.


Immerhin, so Lohmann, habe die Öffentlichkeit dieses Prangers den Vorteil, dass er viel über die Haltung der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in solchen Fragen verrate und weil man dadurch für die Nachwelt festhalten könne, wer sich noch ein eigenes Denken geleistet habe, statt schlicht der herrschenden Ideologie hinterherzulaufen. Trotzdem stelle dieser Pranger ein Alarmsignal dar:

Wer heute legitime Meinungen und Überzeugungen unterdrücken will, unterdrückt und verfolgt morgen Menschen. (...) Darum gilt gerade jetzt: Wehret den Anfängen. Heute.


Derweil versucht die feministisch geprägte "Süddeutsche Zeitung" einen eher halbherzigen Versuch der Rechtfertigung, indem sie die Verantwortlichen für diesen Pranger, aber keines ihrer Opfer zu Wort kommen lässt. Außerdem versucht sie den von Steuergeldern finanzierten Pranger mit einem Vergleich zur privaten Website "WikiMANNia" zu relativieren – ein Argument nach dem Muster: "Im Vergleich mit Kim Jong-un ist Erdogan doch ziemlich okay."

Das ebenfalls feministische Magazin "Vice" gibt zumindest einer Frau das Wort, die auf den schwarzen Listen von Andreas Kemper & Co. geführt wird:

Eine auf dieser Liste ist die Psychologin und Familientherapeutin Ursula Kodjoe, bei Agent*in wird sie als "maskulistisch orientierte Psychologin" beschrieben. Von einem Anwalt habe sie davon erfahren, sagt sie zu VICE. Ihre Meinung zur Liste: "Ich finde das unsagbar dämlich und humorlos, das ist getrieben von etwas, mit dem ich als Psychologin ständig zu tun habe: Ausgrenzung." Ihre Zeit wolle sie nicht damit verschwenden, gegen den Eintrag vorzugehen: "Auf Deutsch gesagt ist es mir scheißegal, dass ich auf der Liste stehe. Bis auf Frau Petry befinde ich mich hier doch in wunderbarer Gesellschaft."




6. Falschbeschuldigungen sexueller Gewalt werden immer ausgefeilter:

A Texas teen who ran into a church half-naked saying she was raped was indicted for what turned out to be an elaborate hoax.

(...) Officials said that teen (...) made a false report to police (...) claiming to have been abducted and gang-raped behind a church in Denison, Texas.

The teen turned up at the local church covered in blood and wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She allegedly told parishioners that black men had taken her into the woods and raped her.


Die "New York Post" berichtet.



7. Dem britischen Boulevardblatt "Sun" zufolge hat ein führender Gleichstellungsbeauftragter für Empörung gesorgt, indem er behauptete, dass Frauen für die Folgen ihrer eigenen Lebensentscheidungen verantwortlich seien:

A top businessman who is leading a Government review into gender equality sparked fury today when he blamed underpaid women for not asking for a raise.

Sir Philip Hampton, the chairman of drugs giant GSK, said female stars at the BBC were paid less than male celebs because they "let it happen".

He also claimed that he had never had a woman employee ask him for a salary increase.

The grandee’s comments ignited an angry backlash from leading politicians – who said he was adding insult to injury by putting the blame for the pay gap on women.




8. Eine neue Studie belegt: Männer sind vom Vereinbarkeitsproblem ebenso betroffen wie Frauen.

Stereotypes and media accounts would have you believe that women struggle more with work-family conflicts than men do.

But new research has shown that women and men report similar levels of this struggle - in terms of both work life interfering with family, and family interfering with work.

The study also revealed that men and women reported similar levels of work-family conflict regardless of the level of gender equality in their country.


Bei den verschiedensten Themen zeigt sich dasselbe Bild: Frauen und Männer sind gleichermaßen betroffen, aber nur bei Frauen gibt es öffentliches Interesse. Und wer dieses Ungleichgewicht anzusprechen wagt, wird von der feministischen Lobby in die rechte Ecke gerückt.
          "Tagesspiegel" tadelt "denunziatorische" Listen der Grünen – News vom 25. Juli 2017        
1. Als erstes Leitmedium berichtet der Berliner "Tagesspiegel" über die Schwarzen Listen, mit denen Henning von Bargen, Andreas Kemper und Elisabeth Tuider gegen Kritiker der feministischen Ideologie zu Felde ziehen:

Die Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung veröffentlicht eine Art Verfassungsschutzbericht der Gender-Szene: Er kulminiert in einer Liste von Organisationen und Namen, die nicht anders als denunziatorisch zu nennen ist.


Hier geht es weiter, bis der Artikel mit folgendem Gedankenspiel endet:

Wie wäre es mit einer steuerfinanzierten Namensliste von rechts außen, auf der Gender-Professorinnen, schwule Blogger und linksfanatische Schmalspur-Terroristen nebeneinander zur Observation freigegeben werden? Eklige Vorstellung, finde ich.




2. Die britische BBC plant, Männer aus Radio- und TV-Programmen zu entfernen und sie durch Frauen zu ersetzen. Außerdem soll das Gehalt der männlichen Angestellten gesenkt werden. Vermutlich wird die BBC zum Ausgleich doppelt so viele Sendungen ausstrahlen, denen zufolge auch Männer vom Feminismus nur gewinnen können.

Kaum zu glauben, dass derart viele Leute auf diesen Schwindel reingefallen sind.



3. Ein New Yorker Lehrer verklagt seine Vorgesetzte wegen Männerdiskriminierung.



4. "ALLE Männer sind sexistisch" behauptet ein Professor der US-Universität Georgetown. Dabei folgt sein sexistisches Statement konsequent der feministischen Argumentation.



5. Die Post. Einer meiner Leser schreibt mir heute:

Letzten Mittwoch hast Du einen anderen Deiner Leser zitiert, der zur Medienberichterstattung über den Abschlußbericht zum Mißbrauchsskandal bei den Regensburger Domspatzen recherchiert hatte. Entgegen seiner Erkenntnisse gibt es aber tatsächlich doch Medien, die das Geschlecht der Opfer nicht systematisch unsichtbar machen.

Über den Newsletter der Krautreporter (spricht von "mindestens 500 Jungen") bin ich auf einen zweiten Bericht ausgerechnet der Süddeutschen, ebenfalls vom Mittwoch, gestoßen, der fast durchgängig von Jungen, Männern und Knaben spricht.

Die in dem Artikel geschilderten Details sind schon so abstoßend und unerträglich, daß ich mir nicht vorstellen kann, einen Blick in den Abschlußbericht selbst zu werfen. Allerdings bekommt man vielleicht eine Ahnung davon, was Jungen und Männer weltweit in Institutionen zu ertragen haben, in denen man glaubt, sie zur Erreichung eines "höheren Ziels" disziplinieren zu müssen. So viel zum weiblichen Opferabo.

          Bees and Other Bugs: Teaching Natural History with PUPA Education        

PUPA (Preservation & Understanding of Plants and Arthropods)

Today's podcast is a conversation with Duncan Allen and Tarryn Castle of PUPA Education, a UK-based social enterprise dedicated to educating people about the natural world, especially the myriad tiny creatures that are collectively responsible for the quality of the soil, upon which all land-based life ultimately depends.

About Duncan and Tarryn

Duncan Allen

 

Duncan Allen (CRB certified): Has 5 year’s experience of working with the public at both the University of Plymouth and the Plymouth City Museum.  He has been, Science Week co-ordinator and involved with summer school activities, seaside safaris, school visits and bug hunts promoting insect awareness and education; and most recently with the BBC “Live ‘n’ Deadly” road show.  He is the Royal Entomological Societies student representative and is currently employed at Plymouth City Museum Natural History Department where he is the volunteer supervisor.

 

Tarryn Castle

Tarryn Castle (CRB certified):  Has great passion and concern for the environment.  Growing up in New Zealand she assisted children’s after school art classes whilst attending Manukau Institute of Technology.  She has spent a number of years volunteering for the green party and WOOFING (Working On Organic Farms an international volunteer organization) in New Zealand and the Wilderness Society in Australia. Whilst attending University at Aberystwyth she was involved with setting up a local Beach Cleaning Group and helped to organise and co-ordinate student volunteers as well as work with the public and raise general awareness. She is currently working on a number of projects for Buglife: The Invertebrate Conservation Trust.

 

Both Duncan and Tarryn have completed an MSc in Entomology and have practical experience and knowledge of invertebrate conservation in the U.K.

Duncan Allen & Tarryn Castle
PUPA educational Workshops
3 Newnham Road
Plymouth
Devon
PL47AN
PUPA.education@gmail.com
www.pupa-education.co.uk

PUPA Education web site - http://www.pupa-education.co.uk


          One Stop Flu Shot: Scientists Are Closer to a Universal Influenza Vaccine        
Choice is good, but when it comes to protecting yourself against the flu, one vaccine that is able to fight off most virus strains year after year is far more appealing than an annual jab. Now researchers from the Imperial College London are encouraged by results from their latest experiments on a universal flu vaccine approach that targets some of the influenza viruses’ core elements that remain unchanged each season. Using a “natural experiment” model, the scientists recruited 342 people at the beginning of the 2009 swine flu pandemic and collected their blood and nasal swab samples. When any of the patients developed flu symptoms, they sent another nasal swab to the researchers. In their results, published in the journal Nature Medicine, the scientific team reported that the people who had the flu with only mild symptoms had higher levels of immune cells called CD8 T cells in their blood than those who were sicker. T cells include groups of immune system defenders that can recognize and bind to pathogens like influenza and other viruses, as well as engulf and destroy them. Most vaccines, including the flu shot, work by signalling the immune system to make hordes of antibodies against particular parts of a virus, which marks these pathogens for destruction. The massive size of the assault on the virus, however, comes at a price, since the virus can easily morph the proteins that these antibodies target and therefore evade death. CD8 cells don’t have that problem, since they patrol for and recognize more conserved portions of viruses. But because they are more specialized, there aren’t as many of them in circulation. That makes them more durable as a vaccine target but also harder to generate in sufficient quantities to fend off an infection. But the results show that CD8 could be a “blueprint for a vaccine,” as Ajit Lalvani, from the national Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College said to BBC News. For more information on other strategies for a universal vaccine, read TIME’s previous coverage, here.
          Ssh! Don't mention the revolution        

Chatam House

Putin is whitewashing history to paint himself as the Tsar, writes Konstantin von Eggert


In early July the chairman of the Russian Historical Society addressed a gathering on how the country should mark the centenary of the revolutions of 1917 which toppled the Romanov dynasty and then brought the Bolsheviks to power. The Russian people, he said, should avoid ‘radical’ assessments of the events of 1917 and rather find in them ‘a source of national unity’. ‘Radicalism is generally harmful,’ he said,  adding that ‘such momentous events [as those of 1917] cannot be painted in black and white’.

The Russian Historical Society is officially an umbrella organization for Russian historians as in any other country, but in fact it exists to deliver government talking points on ideological matters. Bizarrely, its chairman is not a professional historian but none other than Sergey Naryshkin, director of the SVR, the Russian foreign intelligence service.

The key word ‘radicalism’, uttered by the country’s top spy, reveals the depth of unease with which the Kremlin greets the anniversary. Russia’s rulers – Soviet people through and through as far as their upbringing, views, tastes and political perceptions are concerned – are deeply worried because 1917 was the year of revolution ... and revolution is something that the Kremlin fears.

Ten years ago, when the country marked the 90th anniversary of ‘the year of two revolutions’ there were more TV programmes, conferences and books on the subject. There are visibly fewer such activities today. One project that attracted a lot of attention is ‘1917: Free History’, created by journalist Mikhail Zygar. It paints a vast panorama of political, military, cultural and societal events of the revolutionary year with diary entries and letters by hundreds of the era’s protagonists presented in the form of imaginary social network posts. Apart from this project – not much.  

Paradoxically, the Kremlin’s reticence regarding the anniversary of the 1917 February and October revolutions stands as indirect proof of the dates’ lasting importance today.

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a country in which history plays a pivotal role in maintaining the legitimacy of the political regime. Putin sees himself as a leader that has given the Russians back their sense of pride. Ever since becoming president in 2000 he has been hard at work at whitewashing the Soviet period of Russian history and creating an uninterrupted narrative linking the Romanov Empire, the USSR and modern Russia. Not unlike the official French version of history, Putin’s Russian story is all about greatness – but with a twist. While France with all its respect for l’etat still sees itself as the cradle of human rights and dignity, Putin’s version of Russian history is all about the glory of the state and the people’s perennial readiness to sacrifice themselves for it.

For such a narrative, 1917 is a particularly tricky moment. On the one hand, older people, those who remember the Soviet Union, still see it as ‘their’ state. For them, 1917 is a date when this state came into being. These people also happen to be the bedrock of Putin’s support. They tend to see Vladimir Lenin in a positive light. But for most of these citizens, the revolution is rather a part of their Soviet nostalgia than a call to arms. For a significant minority – mostly the electorate of the Communist Party of Russia – it is still a shining example of social justice at a time when Russia, according to a 2015 report by Credit Suisse, is the most unequal among the world’s major economies with the richest 10 per cent owning 87 per cent of all the country’s wealth.  

On the other hand, the Russian Orthodox Church, quite justifiably, sees 1917 as the year militant atheism triumphed and nearly destroyed religious life in Russia. At the same time its condemnation of the Communist regime that ruled in Russia for the best half of the 20th century is not wholehearted. Patriarch Kirill regularly calls on the Russians to recognize the ‘positive sides’ of the Soviet period of history. Despite state atheism, the moral foundations of Soviet society remained rooted in Christianity, he told a visiting delegation of Orthodox clerics from the US in May. The patriarch compared the USSR favourably with the current state of affairs in the West, which in his words is ‘losing its Judeo-Christian foundations’.

The Russian church has a particularly delicate balancing act to perform – a significant part of its faithful and clergy consider the events of 1917 a ‘Jewish-Masonic plot’ to destroy ‘Holy Rus’. These people see Lenin and the early revolutionaries as agents of this conspiracy while treating Josef Stalin as a man who reversed the trend, eliminated the Leninist ‘old guard’ and recreated the Russian empire under a new name.

In 1943, at the height of the battles to beat back German armies in the Second World War, Stalin allowed a few Russian bishops who were lucky enough to survive the purges of the 1920s and 1930s to elect a patriarch and rebuild some church structures under tight government control. This gives an additional boost to his popularity among many Orthodox church-goers who see the Soviet dictator as a ‘saviour of Orthodoxy’. Patriarch Kirill, the first in history to be born in and raised in the USSR, cannot ignore this trend in his own church.

As if to complicate things even more, memory of the White movement, which stood up to the Bolsheviks and was defeated by them in 1922, is also controversial. The majority of Russians today are descendants of peasants and workers for whom the revolution undoubtedly provided unprecedented social advancement – if at a great cost. But ‘the Whites’ – aristocrats, merchants, intelligentsia, rich farmers – are also a vital link to more than a thousand years of Russian history with its cultural richness, military glory and the pomp and ceremony of the Romanov Empire. This makes them also indispensable to the Kremlin.

In the early 2000s Vladimir Putin personally supervised the reunification process of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, founded in the 1920s by emigre bishops. Putin cultivates descendants of White Russian émigré families, including the Romanovs.

The authorities have repatriated to Russia for reburial the remains of those who were forced to spend their lives in emigration – White Russian commander general Anton Denikin, monarchist philosopher Ivan Ilyin, and the writer Ivan Shmelyov, known equally for his idyllic recreations of life under the Tsars in a childhood memoir The Year of Our Lord and hair-raising descriptions of the Red Terror in The Sun of the Dead.

Putin enjoys seeing himself as an inheritor of the Tsarist legacy. He could not hide his satisfaction when during a pilgrimage last year to the Russian monastery on Mount Athos he was seated on the throne reserved for the emperor. This strategy has partially paid off, with many scions of prominent Russian families supporting the 2014 annexation of the Crimea as a return of Russia’s imperial greatness and ‘an act of historical justice’.

Adding to the Kremlin’s difficulties is a minority – no more than 10 per cent of the population – that refuses to see the 1917 events in a cool and detached way, as the country’s spy chief advises. They view it as Russia’s greatest tragedy that cost the country tens of millions of victims of the civil war, famine, the Gulag and military adventurism. It may seem strange but this minority gives Putin his biggest headache, because one thing that he studiously avoids is any attempt at moral judgment in history and politics.

To paraphrase Lenin, for the Russian president anything is moral that serves the interests of the Russian state – and his own. Those who condemn the Communist regime as immoral tread on true revolutionary ground. By refusing to accept any equivalence between good and evil, they undermine the Kremlin’s cynical narrative of the state interest always trumping the individual to achieve some higher goal – modernize the country, win the war, conquer space.

It is not for nothing that Putin during his 17 years at the top of the power pyramid has denied political representation to this 10 per cent. They are the democratic parties that the Kremlin banned, took over and denied publicity and financing most. No doubt that Putin dislikes leftist and nationalist radicals as well. His attitude to them fluctuates between toleration and sporadic, selective repressions. However, they have one thing in common with the president’s world view – they share his worship of the state. The disorganized and dispirited Russian democrats do not. And this makes them especially dangerous in the eyes of the Kremlin.

What could have been the year of an honest national conversation about overcoming the tragic past and charting a course towards the future turned into 12 months of tepid enforcement of an imaginary national unity by the leadership that fears historical truth and likes to construct historical myths.

The year of two revolutions remains contentious and unexplained to the public at large. And as long as it does, the Russian civil war is not over.

 

AUTHOR:

Konstantin von Eggert is a commentator and host for TV Dozhd, Russia’s independent television station. He was Moscow Bureau Chief for the BBC Russian Service in 2002-2009


          Pinochet Dead        
I’m not sure whether to cry as he’ll never be bought to justice or be grateful that another dictator has gone. BBC and the Guardian
          In pictures: Potholes        
From 28 February BBC Sheffield will be taking an in-depth look at the state of the roads across South Yorkshire. We are asking you to send in your photos.
          Trivia Smackdown 2015 Silent Auction        
More than just trivia, there's a silent auction too! The silent auction at NHPR's Trivia Smackdown on April 3rd will dazzle you. When participating at the Trivia Smackdown either as part of a team or as an audience member, you are supporting NHPR's mission to bring quality programming to everyone in the state and beyond. From our national reports from NPR and the BBC to our local coverage and in-depth reporting you don't get anywhere else, NHPR is there for you when you want it, wherever you want it. And it's all made possible by the support from people like you. The silent auction is another fun way you can support NHPR , and bring home a little bling . Check out a few examples of what we'll be offering that night in the slideshow above. And when you're ready to be a part of the Trivia Smackdown, contact Becky Kates at rkates@nhpr.org .
          Interesting BBC article on transpeople in India        
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5047796.stm I was checking the BBC news site two days ago and saw this article on transgenders/eunuchs/aruvanis in India. The aruvanis' plan towards for movement towards the mainstream looks like a mistake to me. To "dress down, tone down [their]...
          BBC’s bias against gay men.        
The BBC today reported on its website ‘Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men’. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20526380 The BBC reported that: “The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an “all-time high” in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA). It said there had been a “worrying” trend since 2007, […]
          christmas comes early        
So I was reading the news on the BBC World website last night and as always I went to the photo section. Immediately my eyes caught the ‘Your Photos’ section. Then I saw ‘Your Pictures of 2013’ subtitled (because it matters to me) ‘A selection of the best readers’ photos’. Immediately my heart sank because […]
          Londonski dvonadstropni avtobus s ceste v trgovino        
V južnem delu Londona se je zjutraj dvonadstropni avtobus zaletel v trgovino in popolnoma razbil izložbo. »Slišati je bilo, kot bi ob tla vrgel ogromno stekla,« je za BBC povedal lokalni prebivalec. Po navedbah prič je voznik pred trčenjem omedlel....
          Red Alert: Under Cover of NK Crisis, Cuba Makes Their Move        

The growing crisis in North Korea may be dominating the news, but another communist nation may have just attacked American diplomats. A strange but alarming report from BBC News indicates that Cuba may have covertly harmed American embassy officials in Havana. Several U.S. diplomats have been forced to leave the island country after their residences…

The post Red Alert: Under Cover of NK Crisis, Cuba Makes Their Move appeared first on Conservative Tribune.


          Temper Cartel - "Babysitter" [Rock & Alternative]        
Babysitter

- "Babysitter" music video by Temper Cartel
- Added on 10-08-2017
- Genre : Rock & Alternative
- Description : Babysitter - Temper Cartel (Official Video) - - © Temper Cartel 2017 - - The track 'Babysitter' is taken from our debut album produced by Mark Gardener (RIDE). - - Video Directed by A.Rigozzi @ PurpleYam Productions - - - - - Temper Cartel are a furious, often introspective four-piece, fusing an indie work ethic with huge alt-rock anthems and a subtle sprinkling of psychedelia that manifests itself within the hard-hitting new single and child-esque tantrum inspired video for ‘Babysitter’. - - Having recruited over 40 fans, friends and strangers alike for the new visuals, Temper Cartel have come up with the goods for the video of ‘Babysitter’, tapping into the band’s political influences with the help of director A. Rigozzi, who interpreted the track’s opening line ‘I don’t need a babysitter’ as relating to the frustration at an over controlling government. To set the scene, frustrations were running high in the lead up to the last general election and so during the filming of the video, the ‘cast’ were taken through steps by an actor to revert back to their childhood and take out their anger in their infantile own way – hence the name ‘Babysitter’. - - The Strypes and The Bluetones are just a couple of names that the band have played with in the past, leading to glowing reviews and support from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing Oxford, Emerging Indie Bands and Nightshift Magazine who commented that: ‘At their best they’re anthemic, even elegant: a little bit Oasis, a little bit Pulp and quite a bit Space.’ - - Consisting of Danny Fisher (lead guitar/arrangements), Josh Alden (rhythm/lead vocal/lyricist), Sam Alden (drums) and Everton Barbato (bass guitar), Temper Cartel blend crunching guitar riffs and delicate ethereal tones in a marriage of two distinctly different guitar styles. Along with heavy, somewhat tribal drums and bass lines that will stick in your head for days, front-man Josh Alden’s satirical, self-deprecating lyrics drip with political undertones. - - As mentioned, the band is significantly influenced by politics, but also literature, with front-man Josh taking inspiration from iconic authors such as George Orwell and Charles Bukowski, who he often subtly nods to within his clever lyricism. -
- Tags : 2017, 10s, Temper Cartel


          KIll J - "Gravity" [Pop]        
Gravity

- "Gravity" music video by KIll J
- Added on 10-08-2017
- Genre : Pop
- Description : KIll J - Gravity [Official Music Video] - - Follow Kill J: - https://www.facebook.com/killjkill/ - https://twitter.com/killjkill - https://www.instagram.com/killjkill/ - - - - - "Denmark's Kill J has been one of our favorite pop artists for a couple of years now, and with every new move it feels like she's sharpening her knife. There's something severe about Kill J's approach to music, whether sonically, lyrically, or visually, and "Gravity" is no exception…meticulously crafted song with sleek production and gorgeous melodies..." – Pigeons & Planes - - Avant-garde pop artist Kill J premiered the clip for her latest single, “Gravity,” on Pigeons & Planes yesterday. The track was co-produced with Nector and recently premiered on The Line of Best Fit who said… - “The chorus swells in classic ballad fashion, once again confirming that Kill J has a voice that's often unmatched in modern pop music." - - "The video is supposed to illustrate the theme of the song, which is when in a crisis, you can find calm and centeredness in the laws of nature in the same way we do in religion. Gravity is a prayer. Experiencing the wait of your body being drawn down or into another larger body (in our case, the earth) is a peaceful comfort – a relief from anxiety. Because no one and nothing is alone. Everything is constantly being pulled, pushed or drawn towards other bodies. The forces of the universe makes sure it. The light drawings in the video are supposed to illustrate the many similarities between religion and science. The symmetry in religious ornamentation is not so different from the scientific formulas and illustrations we find in science. And in a way, for me, they often tell the same story. I am not religious in a traditional sense. But I have faith. I believe, that science will save us all in the end and deliver us from evil and heartache." - - An artist who always pushes the boundaries of pop music conventions, combining the sweet with the ugly, Kill J is currently putting the finishing touches to her highly anticipated debut studio album for Nettwerk Records. - - Kill J was catapulted into the global spotlight with her first single “Phoenix” in late 2013. Her debut EP, Quasi, was released in 2016 along with a slew of critically acclaimed performances at the renowned international arts festival SXSW. Kill J has already gained a legion of fans in the media including Stereogum, Pigeons and Planes, NYLON, The Guardian, SPIN, The Line of Best Fit, and The Fader, whilst receiving airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens and Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. - - Kill J is an alias for classically trained singer/songwriter/pianist Julie Aagaard, whose formative years were heavily influenced by American pop acts like Mariah Carey to Iceland’s Bjork. At 19, she decided to stray from becoming a classical singer and refocus her talent. The result is a sound that loosely reflects her early musical influences while creating something that is uniquely her. -
- Tags : 2017, 10s, KIll J


          21st Century Plantagenets        
Seventeen years ago a pair of BBC reporters, Bella and David Gordon, gave up their London life and moved to a small village in the Loire Valley where they established a specialist plant nursery growing the dry-garden plants that the French didn’t realise they needed until the serious droughts of 2003-2005. At that point the […]
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 08-07-2017 with Cal Huss        
Playlist:

Django Django- Introduction - Django Django
Django Django- Hail Bop - Django Django
- voicebreak -
Empresarios- Rompan Fila - El Sonido Mgico
Manu Chao- Malegra - Clandestino
Albino- Jing Bongwa - Rhino
Charles Mingus- Cumbia Jazz Fusion - Cumbia Jazz Fusion
Munly The Lee Lewis Harlots- Song Rebecca Calls That Birdcage Song Which Never Was Though Now Kind Of Is Because Of Her Influence - Munly The Lee Lewis Harlots
- voicebreak -
Todays Paramount- Horsetooth - Todays Paramount
A Certain Ratio- The Fox - Early
El Huervo- Irreversible - Vandereer
Shabazz Palaces- Shine A Light feat Thaddillac - Quazarz Born On A Gangster Star
- voicebreak -
Shabazz Palaces- Parallax feat The Palaceer Lazaro - Quazarz Born On A Gangster Star
Ennanga Vision- Otims War - Ennanga Vision
Thievery Corporation- Gimmicks Ya Ma Le - The Outernational Sound
Logic- Everybody - Everybody Deluxe
Smiley Gatmouth- Home Forreal - Carousel
- voicebreak -
Limes- Bottom Of The Hole - Rhinestone River
Incredible Bongo Band- Sharp Nine - Bongo Rock
The Temptations- You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth - Psychedelic Soul
Kelley Stoltz- Crossed Mind Blues - In Triangle Time
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians- Wack Magick - Amerikana
The Hive Dwellers- TellTale Heart - Hewn From The Wilderness
Helvetia- Stay Wild - Nothing In Rambling
- voicebreak -
Patti Smith- Redondo Beach - Horses
Oh Sees- Animated Violence - Orc
Yellow Ostrich- Libraries - The Mistress
John Robinson Lewis Parker- Harlem River Drive Feat Angelz INC - International Summers
Ducktails- Exotica - Hummingbird Babysitter
Grizzly Bear- Neighbors - Painted Ruins
The Police- Deathwish - Reggatta De Blanc Remastered
- voicebreak -
Pink Floyd- Any Colour You Like - Bbc Radio One Live At Empire Pool London 1974


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/5/playlistDate/2017-08-07
          Desert on fire - Blogg100 - Dag 36        
Läs den här artikeln från BBC om öknen som brinner.
Desert on fire.

Minns ni 1991, då Saddam Husseins trupper gjorde samma sak; satte eld på oljekällor i Kuwait.
Och 2003, då de satte eld på Iraks egna oljekällor.

The history book on its shelf 
Is always repeating itself

bild SR

          18.11.17 20:00 Uhr - Erlangen - Jäger des Lichts        
Tickets erhältlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung201517-tickets

Naturfotografen reisen unermüdlich um die Welt und trotzen allen Widrigkeiten – immer auf der Jagd nach atemberaubenden und einmaligen Motiven. Denn ob auf verschneite Berggipfel oder in die Tiefen des Ozeans, mit ihren Bildern entführen sie uns an die entlegensten und faszinierendsten Gegenden der Welt. In dieser Live-Reportage und dem gleichnamigen Bildband präsentieren fünf der bekanntesten deutschen Naturfotografen ihre besten Bilder und Geschichten: Sie erzählen live und mitreißend von ihrer Motivation, ihren Einflüssen und Zielen sowie ihrer ganz

individuellen Arbeits- und Herangehensweise. Eine bildgewaltige Hommage an die Natur und ein bislang einzigartiges Vortragsprojekt im deutschsprachigen Raum.



Sie sind merkwürdige Menschen: Naturfotografen fliegen mit 50 Kilo Übergepäck in Gegenden, in denen sich Polarfuchs und Karibu Gute Nacht sagen, leben wochenlang in einem winzigen Zelt, wo sie sich von Reis und Tütensuppen ernähren, lassen sich von Mücken zerstechen und schleppen Rucksäcke mit sündhaft teurer Ausrüstung durch die Tundra, bis die Bandscheiben streiken – und das alles auf der Jagd nach möglichst einmaligen Bildern. Denn sie berichten mit Vorliebe aus fernen, unbekannten Welten. Sie wollen uns Dinge zeigen, die wir mit eigenen Augen nicht zu sehen bekommen.

Mit diesen Bildern feiern sie die Schönheit der Natur, zeigen jedoch auch ihre Gefährdung, denn das Staunen über die Vielfalt der Schöpfung ist von der Tatsache, dass diese zunehmend bedroht ist, nicht mehr zu trennen. Heutige Naturfotografen haben diesen Zusammenhang wie selbstverständlich verinnerlicht. Auch diese Fünf sind von Sorge um den Zustand der Natur durchdrungen. Sie werden ja bei ihrer Arbeit permanent damit konfrontiert: mit dem Flächenverbrauch und der Zerstörung der Lebensräume, mit der daraus resultierenden Bedrohung der Artenvielfalt, mit den zunehmenden Anzeichen des Klimawandels.

Mit ihren Fotos wollen sie noch mehr bewusst machen, was uns da verlorenzugehen droht. Und so schaffen sie immer wieder Bilder, die uns faszinieren und berühren: der Zug der Monarch-Schmetterlinge über einen ganzen Kontinent hinweg; die unglaubliche Farben- und Formenvielfalt der marinen Nacktschnecken; die bizarre Schönheit eines Bartkauzes im winterlichen Lappland; der unvergleichliche Dialog von Dunst und Licht über den wie von Riesenhand hingezupften Bergspitzen der Alpen; das verblüffende Bild eines Eisbären, der sein Spiegelbild betrachtet. Es ist eine bunte, vielfältige Feier dieses merkwürdigen Phänomens, das unseren Planeten beseelt – und das wir „Leben“ nennen.

Mitreißend erzählen sie in dieser Reportage von ihrer Motivation, ihren Einflüssen und Zielen sowie ihrer ganz individuellen Arbeits- und Herangehensweise.

Die Referenten:

Ingo Arndt wurde 1968 in Frankfurt am Main geboren und gehört seit vielen Jahren zu den herausragenden Naturfotografen. Seine Bilder erscheinen in den international führenden Zeitschriften. Regelmäßig fotografiert er im Auftrag für GEO Deutschland. Er erhielt zahlreiche Auszeichnungen, darunter den Deutschen Preis für Wissenschaftsfotografie sowie einen World Press Photo Award. Zudem war er vielfach Preisträger beim Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award und beim Wettbewerb Europäischer Naturfotograf des Jahres. Er veröffentlichte bisher 15 Bücher. www.ingoarndt.com

David Hettich berichtet seit Jahren als Botschafter der Ozeane. Mit seinen Kameras geht er regelmäßig auf Tuchfühlung mit den größten Bewohnern der Meere – seine Bilder erscheinen in Werbekampagnen, Kalendern und Magazinen. Er ist Mitglied der Ocean Geographic Society und berufenes Mitglied der Gesellschaft für Bild & Vortrag. Zusammen mit dem Fotojournalisten Tobias Hauser veranstaltet er jährlich in seiner Heimatstadt Freiburg das MUNDOlogia-Festival für Fotografie, Reisen und Abenteuer. www.abenteuer-ozean.de

Markus Mauthe ist gelernter Fotograf und hat durch seine Reise- und Abenteuerlust von Anfang an die Naturfotografie für sich entdeckt. In Multivisionsshows, Buch- und Kalenderveröffentlichungen zeigt er die Schönheit der Welt und macht gleichzeitig auf die Notwendigkeit ihrer Erhaltung aufmerksam. Seit dem Jahr 2003 unterstützt er mit seiner Arbeit Greenpeace. Auf Vortragstourneen im gesamten deutschsprachigen Raum begeistert er die Menschen für die Natur. www.markus-mauthe.de

Bernd Römmelt arbeitet seit 2001 als freiberuflicher Fotograf und Reisejournalist. Schwerpunkte seiner Arbeit sind die Alpen sowie die nordischen Regionen Alaska, Kanada, Grönland, Island, Spitzbergen, Lappland und Russland. Mehr als 200 Tage im Jahr verbringt er auf Reisen im In- und Ausland. Bisher veröffentlichte er 22 Bildbände zu den unterschiedlichsten Themen. Darüber hinaus erscheinen seine Bilder regelmäßig in Magazinen, Zeitschriften und Kalendern. 2002 und 2003 wurden zwei seiner Bilder von der BBC beim wichtigsten und prestigeträchtigsten Naturfotowettbewerb der Welt ausgezeichnet. www.berndroemmelt.de

Florian Schulz widmet sich ganz der Naturfotografie, mit der er eine Vision verfolgt – den Erhalt der Artenvielfalt, die die Natur uns bietet. Als jüngstes Gründungsmitglied der International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) nutzt er seine Fotografie, um das Interesse und Verständnis seines Publikums für die Bedeutung der Vernetzung von Lebensräumen zum Erhalt gesunder Ökosysteme zu fördern. Seine Arbeiten wurden in zahlreichen Artikeln bedeutender Zeitschriften veröffentlicht und haben eine Vielzahl internationaler Preise gewonnen. www.visionsofthewild.com
          16.09.17 22:00 Uhr - Nürnberg - Bucovina Club feat. Shantel        
Tickets erhältlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung202289-tickets

BUCOVINA CLUB NÜRNBERG - ZUSATZTERMIN !!

Aufgrund der riesigen Nachfrage haben wir einen Zusatztermin für dieses Jahr noch ermöglichen können! Shantel kommt noch einmal in diesem Frühjahr nach Nürnberg, kommt extra von einem Auftritt in Istanbul geflogen, will es sich nicht nehmen lassen vier Termine dieses Jahr bei uns zu spielen.Nach diesem Termin im April wird es noch zwei weitere Partys im September und November 2017 im Künstlerhaus/K4 Festsaal geben.Also, jetzt nochmal ran ! Its springtime, its bucovina time, its disko disko partizani.

Der Vorverkauf hat begonnen.

DJ Shantel, der König des Balkan-Dancefloors, der Gewinner des BBC Music Awards 2006, der Mann der mit seiner Musik das Blut in den Adern zu kochen bringt...rockt wieder im K4.

Dank Shantel ist die Musik des "wilden Ostens" salonfähig geworden, außerdem wurde mit dem Bucovina Club gar eine neue Popkulturwelle ausgelöst, die sich an Shantels furioser Symbiose aus elektronischer Club- und rasanter Roma-Musik erfreut.

Von Klischees befreit versetzen die Klänge Osteuropas die Massen in Exstase: der Festsaal tanzt - mit wilder Leidenschaft.

"Die Stimmung als ausgelassen zu bezeichnen, wäre absolutes Understatement" (Pressezitat NN).


          04.11.17 22:00 Uhr - Nürnberg - Bucovina Club feat. Shantel        
Tickets erhältlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung202290-tickets

BUCOVINA CLUB NÜRNBERG - ZUSATZTERMIN !!

Aufgrund der riesigen Nachfrage haben wir einen Zusatztermin für dieses Jahr noch ermöglichen können! Shantel kommt noch einmal in diesem Frühjahr nach Nürnberg, kommt extra von einem Auftritt in Istanbul geflogen, will es sich nicht nehmen lassen vier Termine dieses Jahr bei uns zu spielen.Nach diesem Termin im April wird es noch zwei weitere Partys im September und November 2017 im Künstlerhaus/K4 Festsaal geben.Also, jetzt nochmal ran ! Its springtime, its bucovina time, its disko disko partizani.

Der Vorverkauf hat begonnen.

DJ Shantel, der König des Balkan-Dancefloors, der Gewinner des BBC Music Awards 2006, der Mann der mit seiner Musik das Blut in den Adern zu kochen bringt...rockt wieder im K4.

Dank Shantel ist die Musik des "wilden Ostens" salonfähig geworden, außerdem wurde mit dem Bucovina Club gar eine neue Popkulturwelle ausgelöst, die sich an Shantels furioser Symbiose aus elektronischer Club- und rasanter Roma-Musik erfreut.

Von Klischees befreit versetzen die Klänge Osteuropas die Massen in Exstase: der Festsaal tanzt - mit wilder Leidenschaft.

"Die Stimmung als ausgelassen zu bezeichnen, wäre absolutes Understatement" (Pressezitat NN).


          La graciosa razón por la que los niños de la entrevista VIRAL entraron; ¡no era la niñera!        

Abuela del entrevistado en video viral, se echa la culpa. Si estuviste al pendiente de las noticias o bien de las redes sociales, te habrás dado cuenta de este vídeo, el que fue tan gracioso que se volvió viral. El maestro Robert Kelly, era entrevistado por la BBC World News, sobre las acusaciones a la presidencia […]

La entrada La graciosa razón por la que los niños de la entrevista VIRAL entraron; ¡no era la niñera! aparece primero en EnchufeViral.


          Video of abducted Nigerian girls...we pray and pray        
NEW on May 12.....Picture of 130 girls in one place able to sit, stand, talk. This brings hope of a rescue for some being possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsxG
jAsOaNg&feature=share News story comes from BBC which is well respected.
However, parents have not yet been shown the video for a chance to identify if these are the abducted girls.

Please continue to pray and share on social media
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-19-2016 with Barry Roark        
Playlist:

Fruit Bats- Humbug Mountain Song - Absolute Loser
The Claypool Lennon Delirium- Cricket And The Genie - Monolith Of Phobos
RY X- Lean - Dawn
Fleetwood Mac- Im So Afraid Live - Fleetwood Mac Live
Radiohead- Present Tense - A Moon Shaped Pool
- voicebreak -
Dcollage- Semicolon Parentheses - Magnetize
My Morning Jacket- One In The Same - It Still Moves Deluxe Edition
Neil Young Crazy Horse- Leave The Driving - Greendale
Flowers And Sea Creatures- At Night Dub - Buzzin Fly Anthology Vol 4 20092010
Ben Weaver- Greive All You Want - Stories Under Nails
Frightened Rabbit- Still Want To Be Here - Painting Of A Panic Attack
- voicebreak -
Lotus- Sodium Vapor - Eat The Light
The Waterboys- The Ways Of Men BBC Radio 1 - The Secret Life Of The Waterboys 8185
Ratatat- Black Heroes - LP3
Ohio Players- Alone - Funk On Fire The Mercury Anthology
Andy Shauf- The Worst In You - The Party
The David Grisman Qintent- Because - Dgq20
- voicebreak -
Deaf Wish- Dead Air - Pain
Raging Fyah- Happiness - Everlasting
Secret Arcade- What Why - Quarter Century
The Brian Jonestown Massacre- Pish - Mini Album Thingy Wingy
Minor Victories- Higher Hopes - Minor Victories
Grandaddy- Beautiful Ground Original Cassette Tape Demo - The Sophtware Slump Deluxe Edition
- voicebreak -
Sonic Youth- Ambient Guitar Dreamy Theme - Spinhead Sessions
- voicebreak -
Moderat- The Fool - III
The Fat White Family- Cream Of The Young - Champagne Holocaust
Deerhoof- The Devil And His Anarchic Surrealist Retinue - The Magic
Vetiver- Stranger Still Daniel T Remix - Stranger Still Daniel T Remix Single


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/20/playlistDate/2016-07-19
          RDC : tentative de coup d'Etat déjoué        
Les putschistes présumés ont été présentés à la presse ce mercredi.
Les autorités congolaises annoncent avoir déjoué une tentative de coup d'Etat.

Kinshasa accuse les adeptes de la secte politico-religieuse ex-Bundu Dia Kongo d'être les auteurs d'une série d'attaques qui serait une tentative de putsch ratée, selon les autorités.
Les putschistes présumés ont été présentés à la presse ce mercredi.
Trente et un putschistes présumés dont trois femmes sont apparus avec des bandeaux rouges sur la tête, comme en portent souvent les adeptes de la secte politico-religieuse ex-Bundu Dia Kongo.
Quelques armes blanches, des fusils de fabrication artisanale et des fétiches ont également été présentées comme preuves à conviction.
Le colonel Pierrot Mwanamputu, porte-parole de la police ce groupe a déclaré que ces personnes avaient pour but de renverser le pouvoir en place en attaquant le siège de la chaine nationale puis l'aéroport.

Pendant près de deux heures, des tirs ont retenti lundi matin dans plusieurs quartiers de la capitale de la RDC.
Le bilan officiel des affrontements de lundi est passé de 14 à 19 morts. Ces chiffres concernent bien sur Kinshasa, la capitale mais aussi la province voisine du Congo central, où des violences similaires ont également éclaté lundi.
Le mouvement ex-Bundu Dia Kongo est dirigé par Ne Mwanda Nsemi, un député en cavale qui s'est échappé de la prison de Kinshasa en mai dernier.
Quelques semaines après son évasion spectaculaire, il avait appelé ses partisans à renverser le pouvoir du président Kabila.
BBC Afrique

          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 03-04-2016 with Chris O`Riley        
Playlist:

David Bowie- Starman - BBC 52272
David Bowie- John Im Only Dancing - Boston 11072
David Bowie- Rebel Rebel Moonage Daydream - Philadelphia 1974
David Bowie- Ziggy Stardust - Acoustic Demo 971
David Bowie- Changes - Santa Monica 1072
David Bowie- Always Crashing In The Same Car - Vhi Storytellers 82399
David Bowie- Ambient - With Brian Eno 19761979
David Bowie- TVC15 Diamond Dogs - Nasau Col 32376
David Bowie- Heros - Tokyo 1978
David Bowie- Ansy Warhol - Cleveland 112572
David Bowie- Weeping Wall - With Eno 197679
David Bowie- Life On Mars - Santa Monica 1972
David Bowie- Drivin Saturday - Bbc Live
David Bowie- Fame - London 62000
David Bowie- Man Who Sold The World - The Man Who Sold The World
David Bowie- Word On A Wing - Vh1 Storytellers 1999
David Bowie- Space Oddity - Falmouth Uk 1268
David Bowie- Introduction - 1978 Introductin To Peter The Wolg
David Bowie- Alladin Sane - LA1974
David Bowie- Station To StationSuffrajette City - Naussa Colliseum 1976
David Bowie- 5 Years - Old Gray Whistle 1972


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/65/playlistDate/2016-03-04
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 01-14-2016 with Joel Davis        
Playlist:

Streamer- David Bowie Space Oddity Streamers Lost In The Stars Remix - Streamer Soundcloud
Boards Of Canada- Dayvan Cowboy - The Campfire Headphase
Sidestepper- Song For The Sinner - Supernatural Love
RJD2- Peace Of What feat Jordan Brown - Dame Fortune
Arbes- Beach Side - Swimmer EP
Chico Correa E Totonho- Rosa Da Matinha - Kafund Vol 3 Electronic Roots From NE Brazil
- voicebreak -
OKE- Sundews - Tree Of Life
InFiction- David Bowie Lets Dance InFiction String Remix - Infiction Soundcloud
The Bamboos- Get In The Scene - The Best Of The Tru Thoughts Years
Iemanjo- Loving Cup - Loving Cup
DJ Platurn- The Who Eminence Front DJ Platurn Remix - Dj Platurn Soundcloud
Harouki Zombi- Objet Petit A - Objet Petit A EP
- voicebreak -
Kosmischer Lufer- Fr Seelenbinder - The Secret Cosmic Music Of The East German Olympic Program 197283 Vol 3
David Bowie- Rebel Rebel Soulwax Edit - 50000000 Soulwax Fans Cant Be Wrong
Matanza Acid Pauli JoKe- How Strange Nicola Cruz Remix - Nicola Cruz Soundcloud
Biff Rose- Fill Your Heart - Fill Your Heart With Biff Rose
The Books- The Future Wouldnt That Be Nice - The Lemon Of Pink
Aesop Rock Homeboy Sandman- Environmental Studies - Lice
Superhuman Happiness- Middle Ground - Escape Velocity
Bongwater- What Kind Of Man Reads Playboy - The Power Of Pussy
- voicebreak -
Gnawledge- Menudo Jaleo - Granada Doaba
Seu Jorge- Life On Mars - The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
Baldo Rex- Nervous Guy - Live At The Kgnu Kabaret
Firehose- Me You Remembering - Ifn
David Bowie- Fame Mojo Filter Incognito Dub - Mojo Filter Presents Aor Disco Vintage Edits Vol 3
Click Here- SoleAcid - Balkandalucia
Dabrye- Get It Together feat Invincible Finale - Twothree
- voicebreak -
Pierre Bastien- Seven Eves - Blue As An Orange
Inflatable Boy Clams- Im Sorry - Inflatable Boy Clams EP
Lulacruza- Uno Resuena SaQi Remix - Orcas Remixed Vol 1
Caveman- In The City Vacationer Remix - Vacationer Remix
- voicebreak -
Sidirum- La Sin Futuro - Intercambio EP
Exitmusic- Space Oddity - We Were So Turned On A Tribute To David Bowie
Jacob Miller- Forward Ever Backward Never - Chapter A Day Jacob Miller Song Book
Various Artists- Emir Kusturica The No Smoking Orchestra Lost In The Supermarket - Another World Is Possible
The Herbaliser- I Know Your Bulldogs Got Soul Herbaliser Vs Eric B Rakim - Herbaliser Mashups
Tin Machine- Tin Machine - Tin Machine
Tenki- Catherine The Great - View Of An Orbiting Man
- voicebreak -
David Bowie- Golden Years Tim Fuchs Edit - Tim Fuchs Soundcloud
Cat Power- Freebird - Bbc Special
Celia- A Hora Essa - Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk And Soul
Mike Ladd- How Electricity Really Works - Nostalgialator
Bluetech Lynx Janover- To Mend - Interchill
Aphex Twin- David BowiePhillip Glass Heroes Aphex Twin Remix - 26 Mixes For Cash
David Bowie- Heroes Soulwax Remix - Soulwax Rarities
- voicebreak -
Four Tet- Sing Extended Version - Angel Echoes Remixes
Malgosia Fiebig- Space Oddity - Dom Tower Church


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/50/playlistDate/2016-01-14
          18.10.17 10:30 Uhr - Nürnberg - Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg: "Malala - Mädchen mit Buch"        
Tickets erhältlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung211123-tickets

Malala Yousafzai ist die wohl jüngste Menschenrechtsaktivistin der Geschichte. Sie kämpft seit 2008 gegen das Bildungsverbot für Mädchen in ihrer Heimat Pakistan. Schon im Alter von 11 Jahren begann sie für die BBC ein Blog-Tagebuch über ihren Alltag unter der pakistanischen Taliban zu schreiben. Ihre Geschichte sorgte international für Erschütterung, als sie im Oktober 2012 im Alter von 15 Jahren auf ihrem Weg zur Schule von Taliban-Kämpfern brutal niedergeschossen wurde. Die Kugel traf Malala aus nächster Nähe in den Kopf; doch wie durch ein Wunder kam sie mit dem Leben davon.

Die Taliban wollten sie zum Schweigen bringen, doch sie erreichten genau das Gegenteil. Das weltberühmte Mädchen setzt sich weiter unbeirrt für das Recht auf Bildung ein. 2014 wurde sie mit dem Friedensnobelpreis ausgezeichnet. An ihrem 16. Geburtstag hielt sie ihre erste öffentliche Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen, die von ihrem Mut zeugt:

„Die Terroristen dachten, sie könnten unsere Ziele ändern und unsere Ambitionen stoppen, aber in meinem Leben hat sich nichts verändert, außer: Schwäche, Angst und Hoffnungslosigkeit sind gestorben. Stärke, Kraft und Mut sind geboren. Ich bin die gleiche Malala. Meine Ambitionen sind die gleichen. Meine Hoffnungen sind die gleichen. Meine Träume sind die gleichen.“

Der preisgekrönte britische Autor Nick Wood hat mit »Malala - Mädchen mit Buch« einen Monolog für ein junges Publikum geschrieben, der sich fragend der Geschichte dieses außergewöhnlichen Mädchens annähert. In seinem Stück tastet sich eine Autorin aus unserer westlichen Perspektive an Malalas Geschichte heran: Sie trägt Blog-Einträge und Zeitungsartikel zusammen, konfrontiert sich selbst mit ihren Vorurteilen gegenüber dem Islam und vergegenwärtigt für kurze Momente alltägliche und dramatische Situationen aus Malalas Leben. Dieses Stück zeigt, dass das mutige Handeln eines einzelnen Menschen entscheidend sein kann für die Art und Weise, wie wir die Welt sehen.
          18.10.17 14:30 Uhr - Nürnberg - Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg: "Malala - Mädchen mit Buch"        
Tickets erhältlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung211124-tickets

Malala Yousafzai ist die wohl jüngste Menschenrechtsaktivistin der Geschichte. Sie kämpft seit 2008 gegen das Bildungsverbot für Mädchen in ihrer Heimat Pakistan. Schon im Alter von 11 Jahren begann sie für die BBC ein Blog-Tagebuch über ihren Alltag unter der pakistanischen Taliban zu schreiben. Ihre Geschichte sorgte international für Erschütterung, als sie im Oktober 2012 im Alter von 15 Jahren auf ihrem Weg zur Schule von Taliban-Kämpfern brutal niedergeschossen wurde. Die Kugel traf Malala aus nächster Nähe in den Kopf; doch wie durch ein Wunder kam sie mit dem Leben davon.

Die Taliban wollten sie zum Schweigen bringen, doch sie erreichten genau das Gegenteil. Das weltberühmte Mädchen setzt sich weiter unbeirrt für das Recht auf Bildung ein. 2014 wurde sie mit dem Friedensnobelpreis ausgezeichnet. An ihrem 16. Geburtstag hielt sie ihre erste öffentliche Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen, die von ihrem Mut zeugt:

„Die Terroristen dachten, sie könnten unsere Ziele ändern und unsere Ambitionen stoppen, aber in meinem Leben hat sich nichts verändert, außer: Schwäche, Angst und Hoffnungslosigkeit sind gestorben. Stärke, Kraft und Mut sind geboren. Ich bin die gleiche Malala. Meine Ambitionen sind die gleichen. Meine Hoffnungen sind die gleichen. Meine Träume sind die gleichen.“

Der preisgekrönte britische Autor Nick Wood hat mit »Malala - Mädchen mit Buch« einen Monolog für ein junges Publikum geschrieben, der sich fragend der Geschichte dieses außergewöhnlichen Mädchens annähert. In seinem Stück tastet sich eine Autorin aus unserer westlichen Perspektive an Malalas Geschichte heran: Sie trägt Blog-Einträge und Zeitungsartikel zusammen, konfrontiert sich selbst mit ihren Vorurteilen gegenüber dem Islam und vergegenwärtigt für kurze Momente alltägliche und dramatische Situationen aus Malalas Leben. Dieses Stück zeigt, dass das mutige Handeln eines einzelnen Menschen entscheidend sein kann für die Art und Weise, wie wir die Welt sehen.
          BBC Sport - Roger Federer beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Tour Finals opener        
Roger Federer began his quest for a sixth World Tour Finals title with a three-set win over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
          28.10.17 20:00 Uhr - Nürnberg - 30 Jahre FolkClub: Emily Smith        
Tickets erhältlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung213889-tickets

Die im Süden Schottlands geborene Akkordeon-Spielerin, Pianistin, Komponistin und Sängerin wurde mehrfach ausgezeichnet, so u.a. mit dem BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award (2002) und dem Scots Trad Music Award: Scots Singer of the Year (2008). Durch ihre einfallsreiche Herangehensweise an instrumentale Arrangements verleiht Emily Smith alten Liedern eine zeitgenössische Note. Die Sängerin hat eine warme, offene Bühnenpräsenz, und genau diese Merkmale zeichnen auch ihre Musik aus. In ihrer Stimme vermischt sich Sanftheit mit erstaunlicher Kraft, die verzaubert.
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 05-29-2015 with Nat        
Playlist:

Evolution Control Committee- Rocked By Rape - Plagiarythm Nation
ABBA- Money Money Money - Arrival
Donna Summer- She Works Hard For The Money - She Works Hard For The Money
- voicebreak -
The Astronauts- Money - Everything Is AOK
Dick Dale His DelTones- Greenback Dollar - King Of The Surf Guitar
Frank Zappa- Montana - OverNite Sensation
The Smiths- Money Changes Everything - Complete
Woody Guthrie- Do Re Mi - Woody At 100 The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
Sir Lancelot Gerald Clarks Caribbean Serenaders- The Century Of The Common Man - Calypso Legends Sir Lancelot 1940 1952
Hays Wood Pete Seeger Tom Glazer- A Dollar Aint A Dollar Any More - Power To The People Protest Songs
Tom Waits- Til The Money Runs Out - Heartattack And Vine
The Velvet Underground- White LightWhite Heat - White LightWhite Heat 45th Anniversary Edition
David Bowie- Life On Mars - Hunky Dory
Cocteau Twins- PepperTree - BBC Sessions
The Cure- Plainsong - Disintegration Deluxe Edition Remastered
Beach House- Wishes - Bloom
This Mortal Coil- Tarantula - Filigree Shadow Remastered
Joy Division- Interzone - Unknown Pleasures
- voicebreak -
Autechre- Clipper - Tri Repetae
Aphex Twin- Vordhosbn - Drukqs
Four Tet- Parks - Pause
Secret Frequency Crew- Neon Bridge - Forest Of The Echo Downs
Amon Tobin- Four Ton Mantis - Supermodified
Filastine- Sixty Cycle Drum - Aphasia EP
Maga Bo- Rapinbolada feat Gaspar - Quilombo Do Futuro
DakhaBrakha Port Mone- Tonke Derevo - Khmeleva Project
- voicebreak -
Einstrzende Neubauten- Alles - Silence Is Sexy
Michael Rose- Warrior - Warrior
Sly Robbie- Peace - Sly Robbie Meet King Tubby
Bob Marley The Wailers- Small Axe - African Herbsman Deluxe Version
Compilation- Cumbia De Todos - The Original Sound Of Cumbia The History Of Colombian Cumbia Porro


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/65/playlistDate/2015-05-29
          Can Jimmy Wales save the news?        
Squeezed by the BBC on one side and Wiktribune on the other, things could be about to get even tougher for many UK news outlets.
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 05-05-2015 with Barry Roark        
Playlist:

ANDY WHITE- In A Groovy Kind Of Way - Himself
Don Pascal- Tributo - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary Deluxe Version
Giant Sand- Transponder - Heartbreak Pass
Various Artists- Welcome To The Machine Vinny Fazzari - Welcome To The MachineTribute To Pink Floyd
- voicebreak -
The Rural Alberta Advantage- To Be Scared - Mended With Gold
Kuf Knotz- A Positive Light - A Positive Light
Bright Eyes- No One Would Riot For Less - Cassadaga
BOB GELDOF- Crucified Me - VEGETARIANS OF LOVE
45dip- Smoke In The Cockpit - The Acid Lounge
Coati Mundi- Que Pasa Me No Pop I - ZEtrospective 1 Dancing In The Face Of Adversity
Diplo- Youre Enron - Florida
T Bone Burnett- Criminals - Twenty Twenty The Essential
Material- Im The One Dance Version - Change The Beat The Celluloid Records Story 19791987
The Waterboys- Purple Rain - BBC 2
Xperience Zikki Carr Jesus Chris Candidt Free Whiskey Hash Adams Swamp Tiger Miz Ang P Heretic Shellz Sck Luvva J- Jumpkick The Legs - All Your Friends Friends
- voicebreak -
Monophonics- Everyones Got - Sound Of Sinning
Richard Buckner- AD Blood - The Hill
New Grass Revival- Bigfoot - Friday Night In America
Various Artists- Adrian Sherwood Xplanation - Chainstore Massacre
Chuck Prophet- Dirt - While No One Was Looking Toasting 20 Years Of Bloodshot Records
The Kandinsky Effect- Muji - Somnambulist
Twinsmith- Dust - Alligator Years
Neil Young- Like You Used To Do Band - Storytone
The Rain Parade- Invivible People - Crashing Dream
Velvet Underground- Here She Comes Now - White Light White Heat
Tom Verlaine- Kingdom Come - Bowie Heard Them Here First
- voicebreak -
Sounds From The Ground- Sharpline - Alchemy
Various Artists- Crab Apple Jam David Snell - Cinemaphonic 2 Soul Punch
Tour De Force- Old Time Love - Battle CryBattle Cry Remixed
Bob Dylan- Man Of Peace - Infidels
The Point- Youd Be Mine - Pretty Marsh
Nick Waterhouse- Sleeping Pills - Holly
David Byrne- Song For The Trees - Like A Girl I Want You To Keep Coming
- voicebreak -
Sounds From The Ground- Forward Charge - Alchemy
Lambchop- Gus - Hands Off Cuba
Love- Product Of The Times - Black Beauty
Houndstooth- Double Vision - No News From Home


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/20/playlistDate/2015-05-05
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 03-18-2015 with Dave Blackwood        
Playlist:

- voicebreak -
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band- - 21st Century Molam
Srikalogy- Together Feat Malia Kulp - New Paradigm
Stornoway- Zorbing - Beachcombers Windowsill
Jos Gonzlez- This Is How We Walk On The Moon - Master Mix Red Hot Arthur Russell
Viet Cong- Continental Shelf - Viet Cong
- voicebreak -
The Byrds- Eight Miles High - Greatest Hits
Goat- Gathering Of Ancient Tribes - Commune
AllahLas- No Werewolf Bonus Track - Worship The Sun
Bon Iver- Blood Bank - Blood Bank
Miss Kenichi- Who Are You - The Trail
Gary Lucas- Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles - Improve The Shining Hour
Matthew E White- Take Care My Baby - Fresh Blood
Sinkane- How We Be - Mean Love
Tom Waits- I Dont Wanna Grow Up - Bone Machine
The Growlers- Big Toe - Chinese Fountain
The Kinks- Cadillac - Kinks Bbc Sessions 1964
Ty Segall- Tall Man Skinny Lady - Manipulator
Lumerians- Melting Space - Transmalinnia
Gala Drop- You And I - II
Shawn Lee- Celestial Waltz - Synthesizers In Space
Cooly G- Him Da Biz - Hyperdub 104
Sounds From The Ground- Gather - 20 Years Of The Best Sounds From The Ground
Beardyman- A Cheerful And Sunny Disposition - Distractions
THEESatisfaction- Recognition - EarthEE
Kammerflimmer Kollektief- Dsarroi 1 Mayhem - Dsarroi
Khun Narin- Lam Phu Thai 1 - Khun Narins Electric Phin Band
Talking Heads- Dont Worry About The Government - Talking Heads Poular Favorites
Brian Eno David Byrne- America Is Waiting - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
Panda Bear- Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
Akron- Tricorder - Voyage Of Exploration
Machuca Cumbia- Staying Alive - The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol 2
Mustang- Je Me Suis Fait Tout Petit - Le Pop 8
Vakula Planet Lindela- Khuchende Halala feat Isaac - Ten Cities
The Budos Band- Aphasia - Burnt Offering
Horseman- Dawn Of The Dread - Dawn Of The Dread
Nostalgia 77 Prince Fatty- Seven Nation Army Dub feat Dennis Alcapone - In The Kingdom Of Dub
Slim Smith- Aint Too Proud To Beg - Bunny Lees Agro Sounds 101 Orange Street
Jungle Fire- Culebro - Tropicoso


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/35/playlistDate/2015-03-18
          08.11.17 21:00 Uhr - Nürnberg - Luke Howard        
Tickets erhältlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung214710-tickets

ACROSS
Die Konzertreihe im Neuen Museum Nürnberg

LUKE HOWARD (Australien)

08.11.2017
Einlass 20.30 Uhr // Beginn 21 Uhr

präsentiert von Curt Magazin Nürnberg


Luke Howard _ ist ein klassisch, ausgebildeter Pianist aus Melbourne, zweimaliger Finalist im Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Wettbewerb.
Er schreibt neben seiner eigenen Musik auch Scores für Film und Fernehen, eröffnete Konzerte im Vorprogramm für Benjamin Clementine und Ben Frost und stand gemeinsam mit Lior und Jeff Mills auf der Bühne.
Sein 2013’er Album 'Sun, Cloud‘ war nominiert für den Australian Music Prize und seine zu Kurzfilmmusik ‚Where Do Lilacs Come‘ gewann den APRA/AMCOS Screen Music Award.

Am 22.04.2016 erschien sein neues Album ‚Two Places‘ weltweit. Produziert wurde es in London, Berlin und seiner Heimatstadt Melbourne.
Jetzt kommt Luke Howard auf Tour nach Deutschland, sein Konzert in Hamburg in der Elbphilharmonie am 11.11.'17 ist bereits ausverkauft...wir freuen uns sehr Luke Howard im einmaligen Ambiente des Neuen Museums präsentieren zu können.

‚Absolutely heavenly…I can hotly recommend.‘ - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6
,A wholly immersive, resplendent listen…For fans of Max Richter’ - Tim Boddy, The 405

Mehr Infos:
www.mercurykx.com/artists/luke-howard/
www.lukehoward.com
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 09-10-2014 with Dave Blackwood        
Playlist:

Srikalogy- The Realness - New Paradigm
Howie B- Run Always - Down With The Dawn
The GOASTT- Animals - Midnight Sun
AllahLas- Ferus Gallery - Worship The Sun
The Black Angels- Diamond Eyes - Clear Lake Forest
Castanets- Its Good To Touch You In The Sunlight - Decimation Blues
Scott H Biram- Jack Of Diamonds - Nothin But Blood
- Alabama Song - Bowie Heard Them Here First
The Black Keys- In Time - Turn Blue
Diane Coffee- Never Lonely - My Friend Fish
Foxygen- San Francisco - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace Magic
- Title Of This Song - Beck Song Reader
Oy- Tortoise And Hunter - No Problem Saloon
TOBACCO- Good Complexion - Ultima II Massage
Mr Scruff- Stereo Breath feat Denis Jones - Friendly Bacteria
Ty Segall- Tall Man Skinny Lady - Manipulator
Elephant Stone- Three Poisons - Three Poisons
The Bombay Royale- Give Me Back My Bunty Bunty - The Island Of Dr Electrico
Zammuto- The Shape Of Things To Come - Zammuto
Eccodek- In My Tribe - Singing In Tongues
Mogwai- Remurdered - Rave Tapes
Eno Hyde- Lilac - High Life
Sinkane- How We Be - Mean Love
- Teacher Dont Teach Me Nonsense - Finding Fela Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Lions- Revelations Alphabet City Dub feat Black Shakespeare - This Generation In Dub
Sly Robbie- French Woman - Underwater Dub
Helado Negro- Levantar Las Piernas - Island Universe Story Three
Marco Benevento- Coyote Hearing - Swift
Meridian Brothers- De Mi Caballo Como Su Carne - Salvadora Robot
Bio Ritmo- Pajaro Pio Pio - Puerta Del Sur
- Five Years - I Saved Latin A Tribute To Wes Anderson
The Kinks- The Village Green Preservation Society - BBC Sessions 6477
- Backstreet Girl - Small Faces Friends


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/35/playlistDate/2014-09-10
          A battered woman, still whining        
Instead of simply admitting that she was wrong when she erroneously claimed that a BBC propaganda piece aimed at children was "pretty accurate", UK "historian" Mary Beard is continuing to cry, and her supporters are continuing to move the goalposts as they attempt to salvage her tattered reputation.

Mary Beard@wmarybeard
It'sreally hard. & I am more battered than I seem.Just think I haven't been paid to research Rome for 40 yrs to sit and let this crap go by!

Supreme Dark Lord‏ @voxday
Then you should stop acting as a BBC-owned diversity propagandist. You are already a laughingstock outside the UK.


          History and the limits of SJW dishonesty        
Don't bother looking for the limits of SJW stupidity or dishonesty. You will not find them. In an astonishingly inept attempt to defend the BBC and "historian" Mary Beard, one English SJW actually put forward the following defense, accompanied by a screenshot.

Dave Tooke‏ @burstdrum
I answered your question. Even though it was a straw man. No one ever said mixed race families were typical (majority) of Roman Britain.

Dave Tooke‏ @burstdrum
The BBC cartoon did not say "typical". It merely suggested one such family as possible. Which it was.

This was the screenshot attached to the second tweet.


In fairness, the SJW was undermined by the dishonesty of the BBC, which is the more significant aspect of this little story. You see, this was how the video was described 5 days ago, before BBC "historian" Mary Beard tried to school Paul Joseph Watson and was caught bullshitting by NN Taleb. Emphasis added.

Original BBC Two description
Life in Roman Britain is shown through the eyes of a typical family nearly 2000 years ago. The Romans bring towns to Britain, and also roads, forts, and Hadrian’s Wall, to keep out the Picts. The father is supervising the building of Hadrian’s Wall, while the son manages to lose his father’s special military scarf, or focale. This incident is used to explore Roman beliefs and religion, food and entertainment.

Current BBC Two description
Life in Roman Britain as seen through the eyes of one family nearly 2000 years ago. The Romans bring towns to Britain, and also roads, forts, and Hadrian’s Wall, to keep out the Picts. The father is supervising the building of Hadrian’s Wall, while his son manages to lose his father’s special military scarf, or focale. This incident is used to explore Roman beliefs and religion.

You see, with SJWs, it's Fake News and Fake History all the way down. You can NEVER trust anything they say. Because - all together now - SJWS ALWAYS LIE.
          The whining continues        
English "historian" Mary Beard is still whining about the pushback she received for incorrectly claiming that a multiracial Roman British family was "typical", as portrayed in a BBC children's cartoon.
Mary Beard has spoken about the “Twitterstorm” of abuse she received after arguing that Roman Britain was ethnically diverse.

The historian and television presenter said she received a “torrent of aggressive insults” for days after she said a BBC schools video that depicted a high-ranking solider and a father of a Roman Britain family as being black to be “pretty accurate”.

She argued that the character in the BBC cartoon was loosely based on “Quintus Lollius Urbicus, a man from what is now Algeria, who became governor of Britain.”

She spoke against the “rubbish” arguments about genetic evidence from alt-right commentators and their “desire for certainty” when it came to historical information that was not always possible to ascertain, such as the population of Britain during the Roman empire and the ethnic make-up.

“It also feels very sad to me that we cannot have a reasonable discussion on such a topic as the cultural ethnic composition of Roman Britain without resorting to unnecessary insult, abuse, misogyny and language of war not debate (and that includes one senior academic)," she wrote in the Times Literary Supplement. She was referring to comments from  Nicholas Nassim Taleb who accused her of “bullsh*tting”.
I don't think her new book is going to help restore her reputation any time soon. Best response: "It would explain all the dead white wives."

In the meantime, Cambridge University has doubled down and released a Faculty Statement.

Faculty statement responding to the online debate of ethnic diversity in Roman Britain

Roman Britain has long been an important part of the teaching and research in the Faculty of Classics. The question of ethnic diversity in the province has been getting unusual amounts of attention recently. Professor Mary Beard has been at the centre of some of this attention. In the Faculty we welcome and encourage public interest in, and reasoned debate about, the ancient world, such as Professor Beard has always sought to encourage. The evidence is in fact overwhelming that Roman Britain was indeed a multi-ethnic society. This was not, of course, evenly spread through the province, and it would have been infinitely more noticeable — it can be assumed — in an urban or military context than in a rural one. There are, however, still significant gaps in our understanding. New scientific evidence (including but not limited to genetic data) offers exciting ways forward, but it needs to be interpreted carefully.

UPDATE: Glorious. Mary has really become quite prolific of late. We need to send old GRR Martin a case of whatever she's drinking.
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 01-28-2014 with Gavin Dahl        
Playlist:

The Lumineers- Flapper Girl - The Lumineers
Barbara Pittman- I Need A Man - The Greatest Women Of Classic Country
- voicebreak -
Mos Def- The Panther Remix - Soundwave Presents The Mos Def Collection
Jane Sapp Pete Seeger Si Kahn- Solidarity Forever - Carry It On
Bigg Jus- Eerie Silence - Poor Peoples Day
Invincible- State Of Emergency Intro - ShapeShifters
- voicebreak -
Manic Focus- Poor Mans Prayer - Distant Perspective
- War No Right - Studio One Women
Easy Star AllStars- Brain Damage Featuring Dr Israel - Dub Side Of The Moon A Reggae Version Of Pink Floyds Dark Side Of The Moon
- Divorce Papers - Spokompilation
Polka Dot Dot Dot- Tree Medley - Syzygy
Robert Johnson- When You Got A Good Friend - The Complete Recordings
Elephant Revival- The Obvious - These Changing Skies
Mara Hruby- Is This Love - From Her Eyes
Alice Russell- Twin Peaks - To Dust
Kristin Rand- Guys Say Things To You - Single
Council Of Word- Unglued - Thin Air Acclimation
Mara Wiles- Thelma From Scooby Doo Haircut - Single
DJ Cavem Moetavation- Wheatgrass - The Produce Section The Harvest
- voicebreak -
Various Artists- Thins A Come Up To Dub - Version Dread 18 Dub Hits From Studio One
Brownout- Tell Her Shes Lovely - Aguilas And Cobras
Bjork- Who Is It - Gilles Peterson Presents The Bbc Sessions Vol 1
Shigeto- So So Lovely - Full Circle
Om Unit- Dark Sunrise feat Tamara Blessa - SaintGermaindesPrs Caf Vol 14
Malcom Kipe- Mystery Child - Lit
The Xx- Islands Nosaj Thing Remix - Islands EP
El Ten Eleven- Yellow Bridges Slow Magic Remix - Transitions Remixed
Macklemore- White Privilege - The Language Of My World
- voicebreak -
- Dont Turn Away - Free Design The Now Sound Redesigned
Letherette- Blad - Brownswood Electric
The Goodies- Sophisticated Boom Boom - Boys Can Be Mean
Sublime- I Love My Dog - Sublime Deluxe Edition
Femi Kuti- Stop AIDS - Fight To Win
Blue Scholars- Life Debt - Blue Scholars
Tommy McCook The Supersonics- Persian Cat Ska Once In A Persian Market Place - Real Cool The Jamaican King Of The Saxophone 6677
Big Brother The Holding Company- Flower In The Sun - Cheap Thrills
Malo- Pana - Bill Graham Presents In San Francisco Fillmore The Last Days
- voicebreak -
Nathaniel Rateliff- How To Win - Falling Faster Than You Can Run
Finn Riggins- Shaky - Vs Wilderness
Paper Bird- Drekovsky Flovoski Remix By Flobots - Carry On Rmxd
STS9- Metameme Alex B Concepts Remix - Peaceblaster The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes
Ital Tek- Human Version - Nebula Dance
Air 2 A Bird- We Gon Get It - Crow Hill
GEANT Sounds- Voyager 1 2 Spacecraft Duet - Free Download
- voicebreak -
Sonny Rollins- You Are My Lucky Star - Our Man In Jazz Bonus Track Version
- voicebreak -
Liz McComb- Basin Street Blues - In The Brass Land
Daedelus- Tiptoes - Drown Out
Ocote Soul Sounds- STTP Speak Truth To Power - Taurus


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/20/playlistDate/2014-01-28
          BBC begins broadcasting esports – and a bunch of ignorant old farts aren’t happy        
BBC Sport has announced that it will begin broadcasting esports, starting with a six-week run of Gfinity’s Elite Series. As part of a wider commitment to esports across the BBC network, BBC Three begins showing Street Fighter 5, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League matches at weekends from this evening at 9pm. Although a […]
          Karen P Presents from The Rhythm Lab (Epsiode 1)        
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The Rhythm Lab has joined forces with Karen P from Red Bull Music Academy and Giles Peterson’s Worldwide from BBC Radio 1 to put together a monthly segment called ‘Karen P Presents’ . Karen P will bring dope music from across the pond The first episode aired on March 31st at midnight on 89.3fm The Current. The first episode featured music from last year’s Red Bull Music Academy that was held in Melbourne
          Comment on Using a Proxy to Watch the BBC Iplayer in USA by Maria Lorena        
Thanks it's quite hard to find one that works nowadays. I read this about BBC IPlayer blocking all the VPNs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd7wXbv1HFE&t=11s .
          Comment on Using a Proxy to Watch the BBC Iplayer in USA by Kisah        
Great post, I've missed watching the BBC so much before I discovered you could use hide ip software = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2wPPJ7T64w like this.
          Instagram: The bottom of my Disappearing TARDIS coffee mug: “For best results, use other side.” Cheeky bastards. ;-) #doctorwho #tardis #coffee #bbc #cheeky #moblog        

          Logos and locations in QR codes        

Custom design QR code for themap.imI have spent a bit of time this afternoon looking into QR codes, and how they can be customised to incorporate logos or other information. I think the first I saw of this trend was a BBC logo embedded into a QR code, but numerous people have tried it out, such as these ones from Japan, where the QR code has already been used much more widely than in the UK.

If you haven't come across QR codes before, they are much like barcodes, but have the ability to store much more information in them. Perhaps the most common use is to store a website address in them. When scanned with a mobile app like Bakodo or the Google app for the iPhone, the handset can load up the website it points to, and instantly give the user more information about the tag they have scanned.

These 2-dimensional barcodes have a tolerance for errors, meaning that bits of it can be missing or covered up, while still being able to be read and used. That's quite handy, if you want to make them look a little more interesting and include a logo or something to attract people's attention to them. Even better, it's as simple as generating a normal QR code from the Google Charts API (e.g. one for dankarran.com), downloading it, opening it in your favourite graphics editor, and inserting your logo. Check to make sure your scanner can still read it, tweak it if necessary, and you're set. Set the error correction level to the highest value possible (chld=H in the chart URL) and keep your URL as short as possible to give you most flexibility around your logo and less chance of it breaking barcode scanning applications.

Using QR codes to improve location-based information

Custom design QR code for OpenStreetMapQR codes could be quite useful for tourist information signs, to give people quick access to more information about the local area, a map of local amenities, or directions to whatever they are looking for. Most phones that have the ability to recognise a QR code probably also have a GPS or some other form of positioning built in, which could help them find their location on the standard Google Maps, but doesn't necessarily help them get at other detailed information, perhaps provided by the likes of OpenStreetMap or provided by local information sites or the local government. Using these codes to point to targeted local information could be of great use to visitors (as long as there's a note to tell them how to make use of the QR code).

A QR code like the one at the top of the post could be useful for someone standing at a tourist information point in the Sea Terminal in Douglas, Isle of Man, as it takes them to a map centred on that point. The site it points to doesn't do much more than providing maps of the Isle of Man at the moment, and doesn't work too well on a mobile yet, but could (and hopefully will, before too long) provide much more information that could be of use to visitors. Similarly, the one to the right points to a map of Douglas on the OpenStreetMap site.

I haven't seen many QR codes in use yet, but hopefully they could become much more widespread in coming years. Could you see yourself making use of codes you found out on the street?


          New maps of the Isle of Man        

Last week I launched a section on themap.im to show a gallery of maps of the Isle of Man. The aim is to create localised maps for different towns and villages around the Island, so for example you could bookmark a map of Castletown, Colby or Cregneash, or any other place listed in the gallery.

Maps of the Isle of Man

The maps got some great coverage with a BBC Isle of Man article, which has generated a good amount of interest in the site. The more people the map is available to, the sooner we can iron out any issues in the map data. There may be the odd typo, things accidentally added in the wrong place, or things that are missing completely, so all feedback is welcome.

For me, building this site is a great opportunity to use Drupal to help promote OpenStreetMap data, using the OpenLayers mapping library (and Drupal module) to display the maps on the site, and I'm looking forward to building the site out further.


          Hot Blonde Wife Takes BBC In Her Ass        
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          Killerkommando im Namen ihrer Majestät        
London wird von den Schatten des Nordirland-Konflikts eingeholt. Die BBC hat enthüllt, dass ein Spezialkommando der britischen Armee Anfang der siebziger Jahre bei ihrer Jagd auf die IRA auch unbewaffnete Zivilisten tötete. Der ehemalige Armeechef lobt den Mut der Soldaten.
          Angst vor neuem IRA-Terror        
Terroristen haben in der Nacht zum Sonntag eine Autobombe vor dem britischen Sender BBC gezündet. Das Attentat, für das eine IRA-Splittergruppe verantwortlich gemacht wird, schürt die Angst vor neuer Gewalt im Nordirland-Konflikt.
          NAPALM DEATH        


Fala aê macacada, blz?

Chutando o balde geral, hoje estou muito inspirado e puto da vida, então vou postar uma banda que é uma das mais porradas do planeta aqui no Blog, sei que não é uma banda Punk, Oi! ou Hard Core, mas que conhece som sabe que os caras foram precursores de um estilo no princípio dos anos 80 e merecem todo o respeito, além de terem começado influenciados por bandas punks, particularmente é uma das bandas que mais me influenciaram quando comecei a tocar batera, segue aí NAPALM DEATH.

Texto retirado do Wikipedia...

O Napalm Death é uma banda de grindcore da Inglaterra, formada no vilarejo de Meriden, próximo a cidade de Birmingham no ano de 1982 por Nicholas Bullen e Miles Ratledge. O grupo é conhecido como o inventor do estilo musical definido como grindcore. No entanto, a banda progrediu neste estilo e misturou sua música com influências de death metal e thrash metal. Do começo da banda não há nenhum integrante original tocando na banda hoje em dia. No álbum Scum há duas formações diferentes tocando. Membros do Napalm Death mudaram-se ou montaram bandas como Carcass, Godflesh, Cathedral e Scorn, ou montaram projetos paralelos como Painkiller, Lock Up, Jesu e Venomous Concept.

Apesar da banda ser a primeira banda rotulado como grindcore, algumas bandas faziam um som similar como as bandas Siege, S.O.B.,Larm, Heresy e Cryptic Slaughter, ou seja, um som rápido e brutal. No entanto, o Napalm Death semeou a fusão da agressão do punk, os blast beats, produção metálica e vocais extremamente guturais, sinônimo do grindcore até os dias de hoje e que influenciaram bandas como Nasum, Pig Destroyer.

HISTÓRIA:

1982-1986
O Napalm Death foi formado no vilarejo de Meriden, próximo de Birmingham no Reino Unido em 1982. A banda era formada por Nic Bullen e Miles Ratledge respectivamente, ainda estudantes na época (eles tinham entre 13 e 14 anos). O duo sempre ensaiava no quarto desde 1980; e como uma extensão de seu fanzine, colocaram vários nomes na banda, nomes como: Civil Defence, The Mess e Undead Hatred, até que em 1982 eles decidem por optar por Napalm Death. A banda inicialmente se inspirava no movimento punk, principalmente das bandas de anarcopunk como Crass e Rudimentary Peni.

A banda grava algumas demos em 1982 e 1983, no qual uma das canções participou da gravação da coletânea Bullshit Detector Vol.3 lançado pela gravadora Crass Records em 1984. No entanto, a banda fez apenas uma apresentação em 1984 (um show beneficente para o apoio a uma greve de mineradores ocorrido na época).



Enquanto isso, um jovem guitarrista de Birmingham chamado Justin Broadrick andava tocando com uma banda chamada Final. Nic o conheceu na área de fitas cassetes e gravações numa loja chamada Rag Market no começo de 1983, onde simpatizaram-se pelo interesse músical em comum, escutando bandas como Killing Joke, Throbbing Gristle e Amebix. Nic chegou a se juntar ao final em 1983, mas logo Justin Broadrick foi convidado a tocar no retorno do Napalm Death. A banda molda a mistura do que viria a vir o seu som. Pega o punk rock mais brutal da época, mistura com hardcore e coloca algo de thrash metal da época. Com essa formação e som, gravam a demo Hatred Surge em 1985.

Depois do lançamento da demo tape e de inúmeros shows naquele ano, Ratledge decide sair da banda. Em seguida Mick Harris, um fã da banda, vai para a bateria. A banda acaba se tornando um trio e com mais influências de Metal.



A banda faz muitas apreentações em 1986 e grava a demo From Enslavement to Obliteration em março de 1986 e então grava uma demo do que seria o lado A do álbum Scum de 1986. A demo foi financiada por Digby Pearson, proprietário do pequeno selo, na época, Earache Records. No entanto, a banda tem uma grande troca de integrantes. Bullen fica frustrado com a direção musical que a banda estava tomando e começa a perder seu interesse por ela, parando de tocar baixo e só focando no vocal. Para o baixo é chamado Jim Whiteley.

Durante um show da banda industrial Head Of David, Broadrick recebe uma oferta para entrar na banda. E aceita o convite tocando bateria na banda, pois era um grande fã dela. A banda agora estava sem um guitarrista.

Depois da saída de Broadrick, Bullen sai da banda e deixa a música de lado para cursar literatura inglesa e filosofia. Bullen voltaria para a cena musical anos depois com a banda Scorn e teve um forte envolvimento com a música eletrônica.

1987-1990
Logo após a saída dos dois membros, a banda começa a procurar por novos integrantes. Bill Steer, guitarrista da banda Carcass, junta-se a banda. Fato esse que gera uma forte união entre as duas bandas. Lee Dorrian entra como o novo vocalista da banda. Com essa formação, eles entram no estúdio Rich Bitch em maio de 1987 e gravam o que seria o lado B do álbum Scum. A banda lança o disco pela Earache Records e lança um álbum seminal para o grindcore e para a música extrema em geral.

Depois do lançamento do álbum a banda sai em turnê e passa por mais uma troca de integrante, com a saída de Jim Whiteley da banda. No seu lugar, entra Shane Embury, um ávido fã da banda e baterista da banda Unseen Terror. Após o ocorrido, eles participam de duas coletâneas (North atlantic noise attack e Pathological), grava duas Peel Sessions e lança um split junto com a banda de grindcore japonesa S.O.B. Após esse fatos,a banda logo entra no estúdio Rich Bitch para gravar o álbum From Enslavement To Obliteration.

O álbum vem na linha do lado B do Scum, diferindo apenas a melhor produção sonora. Após o lançamento, a banda participou de um evento na emissora britânica BBC chamado BBC's Arena Heavy Metal Special que aumenta a popularidade da banda. A banda faz turnês pelo mundo inteiro, mas assim que chegam da turnê japonesa, Bill Steer e Lee Dorrian deixam a banda para seguir outros projetos. A seguir, a banda chama Jesse Pintado (ex-Terrorizer) e o vocalista Mark "Barney" Greenway (ex-Benediction).

Após essa nova formação, a banda entra na turnê Grindcrusher tour com bandas como Carcass, Bolt Thrower e Morbid Angel. Após essa turnê, eles chamam um segundo guitarrista chamado Mitch Harris (ex-Righteous Pigs) e com todos esses novos integrantes, a banda começa a compor para o novo álbum. Eles começam a trabalhar com o produtor Scott Burns que vive na Flórida e tem o seu estúdio chamado Morrisound Studio.



1991-1994
Na Flórida eles começam a trabalhar no seu próximo álbum, Harmony Corruption. Enquanto o compõem, eles mudam o seu som um pouco, do grindcore, a uma mistura de blast beats, partes cadenciadas e mais variedade rítmicas. Outro detalhe importante, o death metal foi a grande inspiração do álbum, talvez por estarem tocando com músicos deste estilo. Após lançarem o novo álbum, eles saem em turnê pelo mundo (inclusive passam pelo Brasil e fazem apresentações com as bandas Sepultura e Ratos de Porão) e gravam esse material em vídeo, e estas filmagens se transformam no home video, Live Corruption.

Eventualmente Mick Harris acaba deixando a banda devido à conflitos relacionados a sonoridade que a banda estava tomando. Danny Herrera, um desconhecido baterista norte-americano o substitui. Com essa nova formação, lançam o álbum Utopia Banished, produzido por Colin Richardson, que já tinha trabalhado com bandas como Fear Factory, Machine Head e Brutal Truth, e lançam um álbum de volta as origens da banda, ou seja, do puro grindcore.

Alguns anos depois, a banda entra em estúdio e grava Fear, Emptiness, Despair. Embora o álbum seja pesado e agressivo como a banda sempre soou, o novo álbum tem um diferente direcionamento e soa mais moderno. Há riffs extremamente técnicos, estrutura de metal industrial, adicionando essas novas nuances junto com os blast beats brutais da banda. Shows ao vivo com bandas como Entombed, Obituary e Machine Head mostraram ao público a violência e a agressividade da nova sonoridade da banda.

1995-1999
O EP Greed Killing foi o seguinte lançamento da banda. Após isso, a banda lança o álbum Diatribes. Embora parecesse que as coisas iam bem por fora, eles estavam passando por problemas. Em meados de 1995/96, desentendimentos entre membros da banda e o vocalista culminaram com a sua saída da banda. Greenway foi gravar com o Extreme Noise Terror (lançando o álbum Damage 381) e Phil Vane que também sai do E.N.T foi preencher o vocal no Napalm Death. As coisas não foram bem como se supunha, e Vane foi mandado embora da banda antes de gravar um novo álbum com a banda.

Então Barney volta para a banda. Antes de voltar para a banda, Greenway havia montado uma banda chamada Nothing But Concept com ex-membros da banda Cancer. Os próximos álbuns lançados pela banda, Inside the Torn Apart e Words from the Exit Wound, teve uma sonoridade menos experimental que seus últimos lançamentos, mostrando uma tentativa de volta ao grindcore violento que a banda praticava no começo. Com o álbum Inside the Torn Apart a banda faz um show no Brasil com a abertura da banda paulista Transfixion. A banda no final do século 20 fez muitos shows, turnês e toca em vários festivais pelo mundo afora.

2000-recente
Em 2000 a banda lança o álbum Order of the Leech, que vem rápido e agressivo. Com o seguinte lançamento, Enemy of the Music Business a banda demonstra todo seu descontentamento com a indústria musical e da sua própria gravadora, sendo este o último álbum da banda pela gravadora Earache Records. Este álbum vem com uma sonoridade mais agressiva, como a banda não soava há anos.

Em 2004, eles gravam um álbum de covers Leaders Not Followers: Part 2, a seqüência do EP Leaders Not Followers, lançado há alguns anos atrás. Este álbum contém covers de velhas bandas de punk/hardcore e thrash metal, incluindo bandas como Cryptic Slaughter, Massacre, Hirax, Kreator, Sepultura, Siege e Discharge. Esse álbum inclusive, foi lançado no Brasil com versões em CD's e vinil.

Devido a problemas pessoais, Jesse Pintado acaba não tocando nos álbuns Order of the Leech e Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 e acaba deixando a banda em 2004. No entanto, Jesse declara que estava cansado da banda e queria começar algo novo. As duas guitarras que você escuta nos álbuns mais recentes, são de Mitch. Em 2004, a banda toca novamente no Brasil.

Em abril de 2005, é lançado o álbum The Code Is Red…Long Live the Code, lançada em versão nacional. O álbum contém participações especiais de Jeffrey Walker (ex-Carcass), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) e Jello Biafra (ex-Dead Kennedys).

O álbum continua com a busca pelo som mais extremo, focado no grindcore. Ainda em 2005 a banda retorna ao Brasil para participar do festival The Age Of Violence Metal & Hardcore Fest 2005, com a participação das bandas Claustrofobia, Direta e Subtera. A banda gravou um novo álbum em junho de 2006. Smear Campaign contém 16 músicas e é um dos álbuns mais extremos que a banda lançou nos últimos anos. Também contém a participação da vocalista Anneke van Giersbergen, do grupo holandês The Gathering.

Em 27 de agosto de 2006, morre o ex-guitarrista da banda, Jesse Pintado, nos Países Baixos, devido a complicações com um coma diabético. Jesse estava visitando a sua namorada.



As duas primeiras músicas não poderiam ser de outro disco, senão esse que considero o mais fodástico de todos, ''FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO OBLITERATION'' esse ainda tenho o original... aliás, o tinha original em vinil, me arrependo muito...




















          Digital Impact Alliance Taps New Partners to Inform and Produce Scale-Up Guidance for Global Digital Deployments        

BBC Media Action, Esoko, Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative and Vital Wave will work to share emerging practices on sustainable scalability for digital service providers.

(PRWeb February 28, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14108787.htm


          MICA / / Rebecca Bradley        
Today we are sharing the gorgeous work of Rebecca Bradley who I met on a recent work trip to the US! I was lucky enough to get to visit Boston & Baltimore, hang out with the team at the Lilla Rogers Studio & teach some workshops & deliver a public lecture at MICA (Maryland Institute College Of Art)It was such an honour to be invited by the talented Rebecca Bradley (Rebecca is also one of Lilla's artists as well as myself, & a fantastic tutor) & to teach at such a wonderful college. 

Rebecca Bradley is British & studied at Chelsea College of art in the UK & Savannah College of Art & Design in the USA. She works full time at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, as well as working freelance as an illustrator. She is represented by 'Lilla Rogers' in the USA & by 'Eyecandy Illustration' in the UK. Partial client list includes 'Penguin Books', the 'Boston Globe', 'The Guardian Newspaper', 'BBC books', 'Chronicle books' and 'Hachette books'. To give you an example of the broadness of assignments that she gets, Rebecca has recently worked on illustrations for the official 'Twlight Guide' & has also illustrated soup packaging for Tesco's stores in the UK!

Below is a selection of her beautiful illustrations. You can find more of Rebecca's work on her blog!











          Hamburg Riots – See the Clips the Liberal TV News REFUSED to Show YOU!        

The carnage was widely shown on German TV, but in Britain and the USA the liberal broadcast media restricted their coverage of the far-left violence in Hamburg to clips of confrontations between 'demonstrators' and the police. The BBC even showed people complaining about 'heavy-handed' policing. But they didn't show WHY the police finally decided to [...]

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          Â¿Qué son peores las grasas o los azúcares?        

Cada día, todo tipo de artículos nos invaden haciéndose eco de las múltiples enfermedades causadas por la alimentación del mundo occidental. Algunos lo atribuyen al exceso de grasas que llegaron con la comida rápida y otros culpan al excesivo consumo de azúcares en nuestro día a día, pero ¿existe alguna prueba?. La BBC desarrolló un documental […]

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          â€œEl Papa no ha hecho nada para terminar con los abusos”, dijo Saunders        
“Durante el papado de Francisco la Iglesia católica no ha hecho nada para terminar con los abusos a niños por parte del clero”, asegura Peter Saunders a BBC Mundo. “Y él es parte del problema”, remata el integrante de la comisión del Vaticano contra la pederastia Expertos dicen que, por declaraciones como esa, el grupo […]
          Elpusztult Chantek, a jelnyelvet használó orangután        
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          Flying Lotus Essential Mix        

Los Angeles beat scientist Flying Lotus steps up to the worlds largest decks. Broadcast: BBC Radio 1 1. Alice Coltrane – Galaxy In Turiya 2. Charlie Hayden and…

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          Loud Bangs Triggered Rush For The Exit In Deadly Incident At English Concert        
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          "Si no te mata la delincuencia, te mata el hambre": el drama de los 25.000 venezolanos que a diario llegan a Cúcuta        

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          Dunia Sambut Obama Dengan Gembira        
By Republika Newsroom
Rabu, 21 Januari 2009

PARIS--Dunia pada Selasa menyambut era Barack Obama tapi para pemimpinnya yang presiden baru AS itu akan hadapi juga memperingatkan dia mengenai kesulitan-kesulitan di depan.

Jutaan orang mengikuti pelantikan itu di sekeliling dunia dan menekankan unjuk kepercayaan besar-besaran, dengan Presiden Prancis Nicolas Sarkozy mengatakan: "Kami ingin sekali bekerja dengannya supaya bersamanya kita dapat mengubah dunia".

PM Inggris Gordon Brown memuji pelantikan Obama sebagai "babak baru dalam sejarah Amerika dan sejarah dunia".
Obama adalah "seorang dengan visi besar", kata Brown. "Ia tidak hanya presiden Amerika keturunan Afrika pertama tapi ia berangkat dengan keputusan untuk memecahkan masalah dunia."

PM Jepang Taro Aso juga berjanji untuk bekerja dengan Obama untuk mendorong "perdamaian dan kemakmuran di kawasan Asia-Pasifik dan dunia". Pesta menyambut pelantikan Obama telah diadakan di ibukota dari London hingga Sydney dan ribuan orang menari di desa Kenya tempat ayah Obama dilahirkan.

Namun beberapa pemimpin berusaha untuk mengurangi harapan tinggi dunia itu. Kanselir Jerman Angela Merkel ingin Obama sangat beruntung tapi memberi yang terakhir dalam serangkaian peringatan pada presiden baru AS itu -- kali ini mengenai pengiriman tentara ke Afghanistan dan hubungan dengan Iran.

Ia mengatakan Obama tak akan mempengaruhi Jerman untuk menambah lagi pada 4.500 tentaranya yang telah bertugas di Afghanistan. "Kami mengambil keputusan kami berdasar pada kemampuan kami, ketrampilan kami -- tidak pada siapa presidennya," katanya.

Merkel, yang telah mengirim selebaran mengenai bantuan AS ke industri mobilnya pada saat kekacauan keuangan, mengatakan ia mengerti rencana Obama untuk mengusahakan pembicaraan langsung dengan Iran -- yang banyak negara itu tuduh sedang mengusahakan senjata nuklir -- tapi ia merasa skeptis bahwa itu akan berlaku.

Obama mewarisi ekonomi negerinya dalam krisis, perang di Afghanistan dan Irak dan konflik di Timur Tengah tempat AS memiliki peran penting, meskipun kedudukannya di dunia dianggap lebih rendah ketimbang waktu kapanpun selama beberapa dasawarsa. Paus Benedictus XVI mengirim pesan pada Obama memintanya "untuk meningkatkan pengertian, kerjasama dan perdamaian" di antara bangsa-bangsa.

Di Gaza, tempat gencatan senjata baru saja diadakan setelah tiga pekan perang Israel-Hamas yang merenggut jiwa lebih dari 1.300 warga Palestina. Ibu janda dari enam anak Leila Khalil mengatakan: "Obama tidak akan membawa suami saya kembali hidup. "Ia telah syahid dan meninggalkan saya dengan enam anak untuk saya beri makan sendiri. Dan Obama tidak akan memperbaiki rumah kami yang rusak akibat serangan itu," katanya.

Di sisi lainnya dari Timur Tengah yang terbagi, pemimpin oposisi Israel Benyamin Netanyahu mengatakan ia mendapat kesan bahwa "Barack Obama telah mengerti keadaan sulit kami dengan sangat baik, dan juga kekejaman musuh yang kami hadapi."

Menlu Prancis Bernard Kouchner mengatakan ia "telah membagi kebanggaan dan emosi seluruh dunia" untuk Obama.
Namun ia menambahkan: "Saya pikir kita tidak akan mengharapkan dia akan memecahkan dengan segera semua masalah Amerika, maupun masalah kita. Barack Obama tidak memiliki tongkat sulap. "Ia akan memiliki tugas sangat besar, meskipun manfaatnya sangat besar."

Perdana Menteri Rusia Vladimir Putin juga menetralkan optimisme itu. "Saya yakin sekali bahwa kekecewaan terbesar adalah tak terpenuhinya harapan besar," katanya dalam kunjungan ke Berlin pada akhir pekan ketika ia ditanya mengenai Obama.

China mengatakan Obama akan mendorong hubungan militer yang lebih kuat antara kedua negara. Juru bicara kementerian pertahanan Kolonel Hu Changming mengatakan ada "kesulitan" dalam hubungan militer dengan adidaya dunia itu. "Dalam periode baru ini kami mengharapkan bahwa China dan AS dapat melakukan upaya bersama untuk menciptakan kondisi yang baik serta meningkatkan hubungah militer-dengan-militer," kata Hu pada wartawan di Beijing.

Jajak pendapat internasional, bagaianapun, menunjukkan dukungan publik besar-besaran pada presiden dari partai Demokrat itu. Jajak pendapat BBC World Service pada sejumlah orang di 17 negara mendapati bahwa sebagian besar - rata-rata dua pertiga -- yakin Obama akan meningkatkan hubungan antara AS dan bagian dunia lainnya.

Rakyat Ghana adalah yang paling positif, dengan 87 persen, diikuti oleh Italia (79 persen), Jerman dan Spanyol (masing-masing 78 persen), dan Perancis (76), ddikuti oleh Meksiko dan Nigeria (masing-masing 74 persen).

Beberapa kata yang membesarkan hati diberikan pada Presiden George W. Bush ketika ia meninggalkan jabatannya, warisannya yang dirusak oleh perang Irak. Times di Afrika Selatan mengatakan dalam satu komentar: "Dunia akan mengatakan selamat berpisah pada orang yang telah dilukiskan sebagai salah satu presiden terburuk Amerika".Antara,AFP/yto













          Trapped in your radio        
A few weeks ago I had the chance to participate in the great BBC World Service show ‘The Forum’ – the Forum takes key idea each week, and then asks three people from differing fields to talk about their take on that idea. This week’s show was about traps, and they had the very fun … Continue reading Trapped in your radio
          MOBY DICK: PraÅ¡tit bestii po čumáku        
Indonézké řešení, rozumný strojvůdce, efektivní pes, moment pravdy a hodně moc změněný postoj

Sobota 1. dubna 2017


"Co se týče Asada, je politickou realitou, kterou musíme přijmout s tím, jak na tom teď jsme. Za minulé administrativy jsme ztratili spoustu příležitostí." (Mluvicí vovčáček Bílého domu Sean Spicer) Bílý dům tak potvrdil "výrazný posun" ve své politice vůči Sýrii. Napříště se bude v Sýrii bojovat pouze proti terorismu, aneb IS – to má být "nejpřednější prioritou".

Dnešní čtenáři už vědí, že to byl ze strany Bílého domu podařený apríl.


Neděle 2. dubna 2017

Indonézie našla cestu, jak snížit příliv připrchlíků:
a) Lodi, na nichž připluli, se do indonézských výsostých vod dostaly ilegálně, proto úřady napaří kapitánovi mastnou pokutu.
b) Tak mastnou, že ji nemůže zaplatit. Proto je loď zabavena.
c) Vláda ji pak věnuje armádě, která lodě rozstřílí jako cvičné terče.

V Evropě však nepoužitelné. Přes Středozemí invadují připrchlíci na nafukovacích člunech, které jsou použity jednorázově – včetně přídavných motorů.
"Načež si je můžete například v Řecku docela levně zakoupit. Vybrat si lze třeba na zahrádkách venkovských domků." (Žena Moby Dicka)
"Které NATO nerozstřílí." (Moby Dick)
"A proč vlastně ne?" (Mrtvá Kočka)

Pondělí 3. dubna 2017

Kolem půl třetí odpoledne místního času došlo v petrohradském metru za stanicí Sennaja ploščaď k výbuchu ve třetím voze soupravy metra. Strojvůdce nebyl tak blbý jako jeho kolegové v amerických filmech, a dovezl soupravu s mrtvými, umírajícími a raněnými až na nejbližší stanici Těchnologičeskij institut. Od začátku se tento zločin vyšetřuje jako teroristický útok, i když volání podezřelého sevevražedného musulmana Džalilova se nezachytilo.

"Viděli jsme, že je vedlejší vůz roztržený, okna rozbitá, světla nesvítila, všude krev. Vytahovali lidi ven, některé nesli, někteří šli s pomocí po svých. Bylo tam mnoho zraněných, nevím, jestli byli mrtví." (Svědkyně Polina)

Byli mrtví. Jedenáct na místě, tři podlehli zraněním v nemocnici. A desítky raněných.

Menažerie vyjadřuje ruskému lidu soustrast. Stejně jako všichni světoví i nesvětoví státníci od Izraele po Írán.

Atentátník byl Rus jménem Akbaržon Akramdžanovič. Přesněji: Uzbek s ruským pasem, jehož otec byl Rus.
"Takže se klidně mohl jmenovat Akbaržon ibn Akramdžan Džalil." (Žena Moby Dicka)

 Další nevybuchlou nálož objevili policajti v taÅ¡ce ve stanici metra Pločščaď vosstanija. Džalil mohl mít další komplice. No a s ohledem na to, že mu "byly blízké ideje Islámského státu" jde zřejmě o odvetu za angažmá Ruska v boji proti tomuto zlořádu.

"Alláh je malý." (Syrská Želva)

Úterý 4. dubna 2017

"Děti se nadýchaly plynu a zemřely." (Syrský novinář v interview pro Channel 2 News) V syrském Idlibu proběhl děsivý útok vládních sil, při kterém přišlo o život více než 100 lidí. Většina z obětí byly ženy a děti. Na otázky je připravena odpovědět agentura Muška na Zdi.

"Proč šlo o útok vládních sil?" Protože bombardovala letadla. A ta v Sýrii mají jen Rusové a Syřané (a ti mají ruská letadla Su-22, kterými byl proveden nálet).
"Jaký to byl plyn?" Podle záplavy hororových snímků na sociálních sítích šlo nejspíše o chlór, který se běžně užívá v chemickém průmyslu nebo chladírenství.
"Proč si tedy svět myslí, že šlo o použití zakázaných chemických zbraní?" Protože podle stavu přeživších určili Lékaři bez hranic použití chlóru a nějakého zakázaného neurotoxinu, nejspíše prchavého sarinu.
"Proč by Asad/Rusové ausgerechnet teď použili chemické zbraně?" Není jisté, že vládní síly použily plyn. Je možné, že vybombardovaly sklad povstaleckých chemikálií.

Ale možná ty zbraně opravdu použily. Protože je sichr, že chemické zbraně proti vlastnímu obyvatelstvu použil válečný zločinec Bašár Asad už před čtyřmi roky nejméně třikrát. Přes varování US prezidenta Baráka Obavy, že nesmí překročit "červenou čáru". Bašár ji překročil třikrát – a nositel Nobelovy ceny míru Obava zastrčil ocas mezi nohy. Psí kolega Šaman tehdy napsal článek o tom, jak je důležité praštit bestii včas po čumáku.

Bestie však praštěna včas nebyla. Všechny snahy Západu učinit tak skrze OSN vždy ztroskotaly na vetu Ruska a Číny v Radě bezpečnosti. Dokonce i humanitární organizace šly jen tam, kam jim to Asad dovolil – do některých čtvrtí Damašku. Jinak i Lékaři bez hranic zůstávali za hranicemi. (I dnešní oběti vyšetřují LbH na syrsko-tureckých hranicích…) Jedině český Člověk v tísni byl na místě, a jedině on už před čtyřmi lety varoval, že se jedná o největší humanitární krizi od druhé světové. Od té doby se krize ještě znásobila, až smrtonosně zasáhla i Evropu. A ČvT byl rovněž zasažen. Bylo zabito i pět jeho místních zaměstnanců…

Škodaže už v Sýrii nepobývá Jaromír Kohlíček, europoslanec za KSČ(M), který tam nedávno hostoval se sovětskou delegací ruských a europských poslanců. Ten by to určitě vyšetřil objektivně. Před týdnem pěl o situaci v zemi pro ruský Sputnik:
"Ruská armáda tam vydávala jídlo pro děti. Humanitární akce ruské armády, to je velmi pěkně připravený proces."

Středa 5. dubna 2017

V Petrohradě bylo v souvislosti s pondělním teroristickým útokem zadrženo šest lidí "kavkázkovo licá".
"A machometánského vyznání." (Mrtvá Kočka)
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V Bruseli se schází mezinárodní konference o "pomoci a budoucnosti" Sýrie. Padají tam drsná slova.
"Pachatelé včerejšího chemického útoku musí nést zodpovědnost." (Generální tajemník OSN António Guterres) A kdo za něj může?
"Odpovědnost je nutné vyvodit na základě vyšetřování." (Tajemný tajemník OSN)
"Takže za rok, za dva budeme vědět." (Syrská Želva)

"Každý viděl to letadlo, jak bombardovalo oblast plynem. Všichni místní vědí, že tam nemáme žádné sklady zbraní ani továrnu na jejich výrobu." (Hasan Hadž Alí, přednosta hodné Svobodné idlibské armády pro agenturu Reuters) .
"Proto taky už dávno neutekli." (Syrská Želva pro agenturu MnZ)

Z rozhořčených reakcí západních politiků vybíráme slova jednoho východního, ba přímo blízkovýchodního politika, libanonského premiéra Saada Harírího:
"Do Bruselu dnes každý přijel, aby tu udělal prohlášení. Ale režim už své prohlášení udělal v Sýrii. Bohužel nikdo nemá odvahu na to, něco proti tomu režimu udělat."

V Radě bezpečnosti to zase vře, k incidentu se sejde už odpoledne. Francie, Británie a USA navrhly rezoluci, která útok chemickými zbraněmi "odsuzuje". Rusko a Čína ji zase určitě zvetí.
"Tohle je moment pravdy." (Generální António)
"Kolik dětí ještě bude muset zemřít, než na tom Rusku začne záležet?" (US velvyslankyně při OSN Nikki Haley před zasedáním RB)

"Je to hrůzná urážka lidstva. Tímto útokem byly překročeny mnohé meze." (US prezident K.D. Trump obvinil Bašára Asada z válečného zločinu)
"Žeby byla překročena tenká červená linka?" (Moby Dick)
"A přitom ještě nedávno Asad Trumpovi nevadil." (Syrská Želva)

Jenže: "Zahynuli nevinní lidé, včetně žen a dětí – a dokonce krásných malých miminek." (KDT)
"Tohle je příležitost, kterou neztratím." (KDT exkluzivně pro MnZ)
Takže: "Svůj postoj k Asadovi a k Sýrii obecně jsem hodně moc změnil." (
KDT)

Jak moc?
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Jistý Paleoarab vnikl se dvěma noži v rukou na území židovské osadnické farmy v oblasti hory Hebron a něco přitom křičel. Farmář Shabtai Kushelevski ho včas spatřil, a tak si běžel dovnitř pro flintu. Paleoarab běžel za ní, a dříve nežli se Shabtai dostal ke zbrani, bodl ho do zad. Tedy pokusil se ho bodnout. Protože rodinný pes jménem Sofi se na útočníka vrhl, čímž dal svému pánovi čas, aby se zbraně chopil a vetřelce zastřelil. Lze se jen hrozit toho, co by se v domácnosti dělo, kdyby byl její přednosta sám zabodnut: jeho manželka zrovna ve vedlejší místnosti kojila malé dítě…
"Alláh je malý." (Syrská Želva)

Zpráva na http://www.jewsnews.co.il/ hovoří o potřebě, aby se Židé "vyzbrojili" (to arm)  psy, kteří se ukázali jako "nejúčinnější biologická zbraň" (the most effective biological weapon).

Samozřejmě, že nejde o "biologickou zbraň", protože pak by lidskopráchníci spustili křik o tom, že Izraelci používají zbraně hromadného ničení. Což ten psík velikosti přerostlé lišky zcela jistě není.
"Je zbraní individuální naštvanosti..." (Mrtvá Kočka)
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Bílý dům zveřejnil jména členů Národní bezpečnostní rady (NSC). Překvapivě v něm chybí Stev Bannon, dosavadní hlavní poradce prezidenta Kačera Donalda T. Podle agentury MnZ byl Bannon v radě vlastně jen proto, aby "dohlížel" na Michaela Flynna, který zastával funkci hlavního bezpečnostního poradce prezidenta KDT. Flynn byl v únoru odvolán nikoli kvůli "stykům" s ruským velvyslancem, ale kvůli tomu, že o nich patřičně "neinformoval". Takže teď už není Bannona třeba v radě dále udržovat.

Nebyl odvolán – jen nebyl znovujmenován.
"Lišák Trump!" (Mrtvá Kočka)

Čtvrtek 6. dubna 2017

"V Chán Šajchúně jsme bombardovali sklad zbraní Fronty dobytí Sýrie." (Syrský ministr zahraničí Valíd Mualim si konečně přečetl rozbor agentury MnZ)
Valíd to však moc nevylepšil. Naskýtají se nejméně dvě otázky:

1) Pokud věděli, že tam je, proč bombardovali sklad chemických zbraní, který islámisté z přejmenované An-Nusrat měli v civilní oblasti? Aby došlo k úniku plynu?
2) Pokud nevěděli, co tam je, vypadá to, jako by nevěděli co vlastně bombardují.

Ale ono je to tak, že Asad už šest let vědomě bombarduje vlastní obyvatelstvo. Teprve následně vykvetly v Sýrii ozbrojené opoziční síly, včetně různých musulmanských Front i Islámského státu…
Poslední upřesnění:  Právě tyto objekty byly cílem náletu syrských letounů. Prý jsou v držení tamních rebelů.
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"Je  nevyhnutelná výměna údajů a vyhodnocení informací a až potom je možné dělat závěry, ne před tím. Závěry, které se dělají před výměnou informací a před vyÅ¡etřováním, nemohou být považované za závěry odrážející realitu." (Mluvicí vovčáček ruského carprezidenta Vladimira Putina Dmitrij Peskov)

Realitou je, že Rusáci vytrvale dodávají zbraně Asadovi i přes embargo jiných států. Realitou je, že ruské zbraně, ať už v rukou nejdříve syrské armády, a nyní i přímo za účasti ozbrojených sil Ruské federace, vytrvale zabíjejí civilní obyvatelstvo.

"To už je ruská tradice." (Moby Dick)
"Što éto takóje »ruská tradice«?" (Žena Moby Dicka)
"Budapešť 1956, Praha 1968, Groznyj 1994 a 2002. Například." (Mrtvá Kočka)
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Další útok autem: Jistý jednadvacetiletý terorista jménem Malak Hamed najel autem do skupinky lidí. Jestli přitom něco křičel, není známo, ale způsob útoku a pachatel to křičí více než jasně. Jeden mladík byl zabit, další byli lehce zraněni Příslušníci armády útočníka "neutralizovali". Protože se tak stalo v Izraeli na Západním břehu, světová média to nějak nezaujalo.
"Alláh je malý." (Syrská Želva)
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Další zpráva ze světa financí:
ČNB dnes uposlechla minulotýdenní rady ženy Moby Dicka, která k možným dalším intervencím k udržení kurzu kačky k euru na 1:27 pravila: "Dva biliony stačí, drahoušci!"

Právě po týdnu od ukončení "tvrdého závazku", krátce po poledni, vyhlásila ČNB ukončení intervencí. Koruna odpoledne ztvrdla až na 26,56/€.
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"Šestého dubna se čínský prezident Xi Jinping (Si Ťin-pching) dostal do amerického státu Floridy zvláštním letadlem a bude konat setkání s jeho americkým protějškem Donaldem Trumpem… Šestého a sedmého dubna si Xi Jinping a Trump široce a hluboce vymění názory na čínsko-amerických vztazích a mezinárodních a regionálních otázkách vzájemného zájmu. To je první setkání mezi čínským a americkým vedoucími činiteli po nástupu Trumpa do funkce." (Zpráva čínského portálu http://czech.cri.cn/ na českém jazyce)

Soudruhovi generálnímu tajemníkovi zanedlouho zhořkne podávaný mořský jazyk v ústech.

Pátek 7. dubna 2017

Tak moc Kačer Donald změnil svůj postoj k Asadovi, že vydal povel k útoku na letiště Šajrát, odkud startovalo ono podezřelé súčko. Ze dvou válečných lodí ve východním Středomoří bylo dle zpráv televize BBC ještě během noci odpáleno celkem 59 letounových střel typu Tomahawk. Bylo zabito šest lidí a další byli zraněni. Podle ruských zdrojů nebyl mezi oběťmi žádný Rus. Televize Russia 24 ukazuje škody na zařízení letiště: Mělké díry v betonu ranvejí, jeden betonový kryt nad letadlem prolomen a letadlo samo poškozeno. Vedlejší letecký úkryt nepoškozen. Syřané včas odlifrovali většinu letadel. Nakonec jich ztratili devět. Nedá se zdaleka mluvit o tom, že "základna byla srovnána se zemí." Syřané se o chystaném útoku se dozvěděli – od Rusů, kterým to Kačer předem řekl, aby náhodou nějakého Rusa netrefil.

Takže místo vojenského útoku šlo spíše o útok symbolický." (Moby Dick)
"Ale důležitý." (Žena Moby Dicka)
"Hlavněže nezemřela žádná krásná malá miminka." (Syrská Želva, která k menažerii před časem utekla ze zajetí v německé ZOO, kam ji dopravila místní policie poté, co ji objevila v kapse syrské připrchlice)

 Jestli se to dověděli včas, pak ale ruské nejmodernější protiletecké rakety neodvedly svou práci…

Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin se moc, moc zlobí, a tentokrát (poprvé během celého syrského konfliktu) hodlá svolávat Radu bezpečnosti. Okamžitě zrušil dohodu s USA, podle které se měly koordinovat útoky US a RF leteckých sil na IS, aby mezi nimi nedocházelo k "přátelské palbě".
"Takže teď bude docházet k nepřátelské palbě." (Mrtvá Kočka)

Kačer Donald vyzval "civilizované národy", aby pomohly USA ve snaze "ukončit masakr a krveprolití v Sýrii". A civilizovaný svět – světe div se – poplácává Trumpovi po křídle. Dokonce i EU!
Různí civilizovaní politici od Británie po Izrael považují americký útok za "přiměřený a spravedlivý".
Čína je opatrná, jen varuje před další eskalací.
Protestují: Rusko, Sýrie, Íránská islámská republika (jejíž Revoluční gardy se ve svém revolučním zápalu od teroristů nijak neodlišují) – a samozřejmě pohrobci Komunistické internacionály, pátá kolona Ruské federace v civilizovaných zemích, včetně KSČ(M).

"Připustit, že se budou používat zbraně chemické, biologické nebo nedej bůh jaderné, je strašná představa. Rozumím tomu, že je jasná snaha dát najevo, že tohle je něco, co se bude trestat. Útok těmi tomahawky vypadá jako úder do zubů." (Ministr zahraničí Lubomír Zaorálek (ČSSD))
"Čtyři roky opožděný úder do zubů." (Mrtvá Kočka)
"USA se vracejí na blízký Východ." (Nezachycený analytik na ČT)

Připomeňme, že útok USA na Saddáma Husajna přinesl jedno z vedlejší vítězství: Muammar Kaddáfí se zalekl a veřejně se zřekl vývoje jaderných a používání chemických zbraní.

"Jde o porušení mezinárodního práva pod smyšlenou záminkou." (Ruský prezident Uchvatitel VVP)
"Americkou reakci nelze považovat za přemrštěnou." (Český ministr obrany Martin Stropnický (ANO), který se nechce stát prezidentem)

A ten, co se chce stát znovu prezidentem?
"Já si teď snažím zjistit všechny informace a nebudu střílet od boku a nebudu říkat, že s něčím nesouhlasím, nebo ne… (Útok) je oprávněný tehdy, pokud to byl útok na základnu, z níž vzlétla letadla s chemickými zbraněmi." (Stádní prezident Mlhoš Zeman v 15:00)
Mlhoš se vyjadřuje mlhavě, protože má už v kapse pozvánku na návštěvu Bílého domu. To vloni v říjnu se v Parlamentních listech vyjadřoval poněkud rozhodněji:

"Na rozdíl od americké strany, která se domnívá, že umírněná opozice existuje, já se domnívám, že tam jsou pouze islamistické skupiny. Kromě toho nezapomeňte, že legální syrská vláda pozvala Rusy do Sýrie, zatímco žádný legální představitel Sýrie nezval do Sýrie Američany… Jestliže mise USA končí fiaskem, je to jejich vlastní vina."

Vyjádření naší menažerie: Útok byl oprávněný. Ne kvůli úterku, kde o úmyslu vládních jednotek použít chemické zbraně silně pochybujeme, ale kvůli uplynulým šesti letům Asadova teroru..
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15:11, téměř po uzávěrce: Další automobilový útok, tentokrát ve Stokholmu, takže se o něm ví. Nákladní auto vjelo v centru v jedné nákupní ulici do davu. Nejméně tři lidé přišli o život, může jich být více. Je mnoho raněných. Podle švédské televize SVT bylo slyšet i výstřely. Neví se, jestli střílel terorista, anebo jestli někdo střílel na teroristu.
"Nikdo na něj nestřílel, nejsi v Izraeli." (Mrtvá Kočka)

Policie pracuje s "předpokladem", že šlo o "akt terorismu".
"Alláh je srab." (Mrtvá Kočka)
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Moby Dick a jeho menažerie se omlouvají, že pro nedostatek času a prostoru nepokrývají všechny zprávy týdne. Ale snaží se hlavně nacházet souvislosti věcí pod popvrchem.
Podněty, připomínky, upřesnění, protesty a jiné výkřiky čtenářů Deníčku Moby Dicka lze posílat na i schránku moby.dick@seznam.cz .
Všem dík!
>>:)) Moby Dick
          air force vs army worms in Zambia        
BBC article





          Armyworm devestates crops        
DW report on the Armyworm eating the corn crop.

Global warming? No. Imported from South America, probably by an imported plant, and spreading around the continent.

Slow government response, and farmers believe the rumor that pesticides won't work


most farmers are still not aware of what can be done to reduce it's damage. Some farmers in Gokwe district bought all kind of theories about a mysterious worm due to lack of information and clear guidance from the government. As a result some healthy looking crops were left at the mercy of the devouring fall armyworm. Many of the farmers are now counting huge losses....
FAO warned that Zimbabwe is likely to be the hardest hit with 130,000 hectares of maize and corn crops largely affected. So far the fall armyworm has spread in at least 10 provinces in Zimbabwe.
Despite the farmers' concerns, the government sees no urgency or panic regarding the armyworm. The head Plant Protection Research Institute at Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Agriculture, Godfrey Chikwenhere, said the yield reduction obeserved was minimal. "The only issue now is that we are using a substantial amount of money on chemicals," he said."
Though from the casual observer when you see the worm and all the plant being [attacked] you might estimate that the yield is very high," Chikwenhere added.
The caterpillar stage is the dangerous one that eats the crops. Ah, but then it turns into a moth, which is how it can migrate so quickly into new area.





this WIKIHOW is more about how gardeners can control it in rich countries

BBC article:

Why is it such a threat to farming? It is very hungry (and not picky) - This pest targets maize (corn) and other cereal crops, like its African namesake, but it also attacks cotton, soybean, potato and tobacco crops. When it does invade, up to three-quarters of the crop can be destroyed.
Unknown enemy - Governments, communities and farmers have no previous experience of dealing with the new pest, which may be even harder to deal with than its native equivalent.
  • It is fast - According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), it has taken only eight weeks for the pest to spread to the six southern African countries where there are suspected infestations.
  • It travels far and wide - The caterpillar stage does the damage but "it's the adult moth that migrates long distances and that's how it's managed to get round Africa," says Professor Ken Wilson, an expert on armyworms.
  • It is not just targeting any old crop - Maize is the primary food staple in many of the areas where the pest has been identified.
  • It is hard to find - The fall armyworm burrows right into the stem of maize plants, concealing itself from view and preventing farmers from spotting the problem early.
  • Bad timing - It comes after two years of record droughts, which have already affected more than 40 million people in the region, making 15% less food available, according to the UN.

often outside the crop looks good, until you open the cob.







Gizmodo articcle on efforts to control the pest. They blame global warming of course.

As if the drought/rain cycle was due to global warming, not a normal event that has been going on for years.

Actually all they say is that the moth didn't spread quickly during the drought, but once the rain came and there was a lot of good crops to eat it spread.

Nature article on droughts in Africa:


Our data indicate that, over the past millennium, equatorial east Africa has alternated between contrasting climate conditions, with significantly drier climate than today during the 'Medieval Warm Period' (approx ad 1000–1270) and a relatively wet climate during the 'Little Ice Age' (approx ad 1270–1850) which was interrupted by three prolonged dry episodes.
We also find strong chronological links between the reconstructed history of natural long-term rainfall variation and the pre-colonial cultural history of east Africa4, highlighting the importance of a detailed knowledge of natural long-term rainfall fluctuations for sustainable socio-economic development.

          China in Africa        
Lots of links via AlJ

or you can go to the BBC for more information, including this factoid:

In 2014, tiny Benin was the continent's biggest importer of wigs and false beards from China. It purchased Chinese hair pieces worth $411m.
A hefty three million kg (472,400 stone) were taken to Benin, with many of those wigs then whisking their way to neighbouring Nigeria.

          Scotland’s summer tour to be televised across multi-platforms        

Scotland’s forthcoming summer tour will be broadcast live across different channels on consecutive Saturdays this month. 

Starting with the historic first ever Tier 1 international test match to be played in Singapore’s National Stadium when Scotland face Italy on Saturday 10 June the match will be live on BBC One Scotland – programme starts at 12.45pm with kick off at 1pm BST/local time 8pm and also broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.


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          Tarta rosyjska        
Ciekawe ciasto bez pieczenia, łatwe i szybkie w przygotowaniu. Spód z ciasteczek, słodka pianka na bazie kremówki i pianek marshmallow z wyraźnym smakiem alkoholu i posypka z czekolady to tylko kilka składników, które bardzo dobrze razem się komponują. Przepis zaczerpnięty z majowego wydania BBC Good Food. Składniki Spód 200 g zbożowych ciasteczek 50 g masła […]
          BBC News at Ten broadcasts topless sex scene        

Sophie Raworth topelss porn bbc news

 

As Sophie Raworth read BBC1’s News at Ten, viewers were distracted by the monitor over her shoulder. Was that a live feed from Windsor Castle or was someone at the Beeb’s studios watching ITV’s Love Island?

 

 

PS:  …


          And the 13th Doctor Is…        
I just finished catching up on Peter Capaldi’s final series as Doctor Who yesterday, so my timing couldn’t be better. After much speculation on the subject, the BBC dropped the news that the 13th Doctor will actually…
          Google Earth's New Release Offers Genealogists Updated Tools        
Google Earth released an update that offers several great tools for genealogists.  The new search function has been updated with "knowledge cards" that provide encyclopedic details of locations. Users can orbit the world in 3D and utilize the new "Voyager" that incorporates BBC Earth and NASA.  There is a "wildcard" function that allows you to view random locations.  While some of these functions such as street view may not be available for small towns and villages, I was able to pinpoint the church where my 3x great-grandfather was baptized in a small town in Germany.  Happy hunting!



          Cinco décadas de lucha        
Cuba es sinónimo de Revolución. Para unos, el país tiene una historia de heroísmo y lucha por la libertad. Para otros, es símbolo de dictadura y opresión.

En 50 años, la Revolución ha marcado la historia del país y en BBC Mundo exploramos sus logros, sus fallos, su futuro y su impacto en todos los niveles.

          Foreign languages and proof reading        
It has been speculated that one of the reasons for the abundance of Chinglish (Chinese-flavoured English) on public signs in China could be a lack of proof reading by someone with experience of the language. It seems China is not the only place where this happens: the BBC writes about [...]
          My First Time Getting Blacked By A Huge BBC        
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          Do you have an underactive thyroid?        
Watch, Trust Me, I’m A Doctor on BBC Two, Wednesday 8 February to find out more. Hypothyroidism – or an underactive thyroid – affects one in 70 women and one in 1,000 men according to the NHS. But it can be a tricky disease to diagnose and treat. Dr Michael Mosley, of Trust Me I’m a […]
          Gagging Mature Whipped And Fucked By BBC        
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          Australia Increases Airport Security After Foiled Plane Bombing        

After Australian police prevented a plane bombing by conducting raids across Sydney, the Australian government has enforced new security measures that require domestic flight passengers to arrive at the airport two hours before their departure. The additional time will be allotted for additional security screening to prevent terror acts. On July 30, BBC reports that […]

The post Australia Increases Airport Security After Foiled Plane Bombing appeared first on Aussie Network News.


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          BBC pay report: full details of the best paid sport stars' salaries        
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          Talkin' Art        

I feel incredibly lucky to live in Houston with its superb galleries and art museums – I could spend hours @ the Menil, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, or the Contemporary Art Museum. But whether or not I make it down to one of the museums, I can check out a number of DVDs through the Library:

Mer’s Picks:
 
Simon Schama’s Power of Art – This BBC series presented by Simon Schama, a British historian, art historian, and professor at Columbia University, features art by Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso and Rothko. Although all of the episodes are awesome, the Rothko section discusses in detail the Rothko Chapel (right here in Houston)! 
 
The Private Life of a Masterpiece – A BBC series featuring commentary from leading art historians, artists, and critics, The Private Life of a Masterpiece chronicles the historical background and contemporary events surrounding the creation of a number of famous paintings and sculptures.
 
The Rape of Europa – This is an absolutely fascinating documentary about European art during WWII: the theft and destruction of priceless paintings by Nazis; the attempts on the part of Europeans and Americans to save and document the artistic and cultural heritages of countries at war; and attempts by survivors to find and reclaim lost or stolen pieces.
 
Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century – A PBS series having run several seasons, features contemporary artists, their works, their inspirations, and artistic processes.

Who are your favorite artists? Which museums are your favorite? Which artists do you love (or hate!)?

Flickr CC: duchamp Photo by: Fernando Stankuns

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          GEO LIB New Book Shelf week of 6-29-15        
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          Sopa Picante de Tomate e Couscous        
Gosto de sopas diferentes e, quando vi esta sopa na BBC Good Food, mesmo sem ter todos os ingredientes, nomeadamente a pasta de harissa, decidi experimentar.
Ao contrário do que eu estava à espera, cá em casa todos gostaram muito.

Sopa Picante de Tomate e Couscous

Ingredientes para 4 porções:
1 colher de sopa de azeite
1 cebola grande picada
2 cenouras em cubos
3 talos de aipo em cubos
2 - 3 colheres de sopa de pasta de harissa(não usei)
1 colher de chá de cominhos moídos
400 g de tomates picados
2 colheres de sopa de polpa de tomate
500 ml de caldo de legumes (usei água)
400 g de grão de bico de lata
2 colheres de sopa de couscous
½ molho de salsa picadinha

Preparação:
Aqueça o azeite numa panela grande e cozinhe a cebola, a cenoura e o aipo durante alguns minutos até ficarem macios.
Adicione a pasta de harissa e os cominhos e mexa.
Adicione todos os outros ingredientes, excepto o couscous e mexa bem.
Tape e cozinhe por 30 minutos.
Adicione o couscous e cozinhe por mais 5 minutos.
Misture a salsa antes de servir.

Informação nutricional por dose:
186 calorias e 7,9 g de proteína, 25,5 g de carbohidratos, 6,6 g de gorduras saturadas, 0,6 g de gordura, 6 g de fibra, 1,99 g de sal. 
Receita da revista â€œolive”, Junho 2010.





          EU Referendum: Flexcit, Obama And Boris        
“America would welcome it if Britain should apply for full membership in the [EEC], explicitly recognising that the Rome treaty was not merely a static document but a process leading towards political unification.”(George Ball Under-Secretary of State for JFK 1961)
It's been well documented, even by its own internal Wilson report, that the UK public broadcaster is less than impartial when it comes to reporting on the EU accurately.

And it's also well documented that the United States is keen on UK membership of the European Union for reasons that are less than altruistic as the above quote illustrates very clearly. The US was always going to interfere, it wishes to have a relationship with a nation state with whom it has historical connections but which is subordinate to a supranational body.

All of the above has been perfectly evident from years of experience and from the studying
the mistakes and lessons laid bare in the wonderful 1975 Referendum book by David Butler and Uwe W. Kitzinger which with unerring and unintentional accuracy predicted many of the same problems 40 years ahead. The book is freely available on the internet,

With this in mind therefore we note this report from the BBC:
The BBC's opening website paragraph is this:
At a town hall meeting in London, US president Barack Obama told 500 young people to "reject pessimism, cynicism and know that progress is possible".
Obama hasn't mentioned specifically the EU, but the phrase of "rejecting pessimism and cynicism" makes it transparent of what his message is, given his previous statements during his current stay in the UK.

And then follows a relatively long piece BBC about Obama which includes interviews with an "international relations student" who's "a non-binary person", an "ethnic minority president of the Oxford University Conservative Association" and "a campaigner on disability and violence against women". All of which sounds very progressive and positive.

When we consider the recent fuss about the "debate" - if we can call it that - with Boris Johnson's ill informed intervention regarding Obama's comments on UK membership of the EU, describing the lame duck US President as "part-Kenyan", the inference and context of Obama's recent comments becomes obvious. The debate is being framed as a well meaning progressive Cameron against an idiot colonial and out of date Boris.

Obama is using well rehearsed emotional issues to attempt to isolate the Brexit campaigners as those who are not normal without, in this report, having to mention the EU. Thus the BBC doesn't have to show "balance" in this particular piece as part of its referendum reporting.

In this sense the referendum is going according to plan. It is a repeat of 1975. It's not like we weren't warned. We knew the BBC would be unfair, we knew the media be unfair, we knew Cameron would lie and we knew American and other countries would interfere.  We knew this.

And that was the point of an exit plan - it allowed us to launch an effective pre-emptive strike. By having a progressive positive plan we would have negated the effectiveness of an American President's intervention.

Instead we are increasingly being lumbered with Boris, a politician without a clue who this blog has long been less than convinced that he is a Eurosceptic Tory - if that term is not an oxymoron.

It's within this context it becomes increasingly difficult to tell whether Boris' current disastrous intervention in the referendum campaign is the result of idiocy or perhaps more cynically an attempt to hijack the leave campaign and deliberately ruin it, The latter would be very much in keeping with his and his family's well established pro-EU views.

The outcome though as it currently stands is the leave campaign loses, Failing to learn these lessons of the obvious mistakes of the past are now coming to pass....again.
          UKIP: May Contain Loose Nuts.        
The forthcoming referendum, which is very likely to be held in late 2017, will have to be a vote by the people against the establishment if we are to leave. That the media attempt to couch a referendum within the context of party politics misses the point entirely; politicians will have the same vote as the rest of us in a poll that is not about electing a political party.

It's for this reason this blog has largely ignored UKIP since May 2015; if the leavers are to win the referendum then party political baggage has to be left at the door regardless of the party allegiances.

However Farage has made it clear that he wishes to take a prominent role in the referendum so his UKIP party protestations are going to have an effect on the outcome. This is especially so when the BBC will undoubtedly use him for interviews, thus adopting the same tactic as it did in the 1975 referendum when only clearly diversive leavers were interviewed, such as Tony Benn and Enoch Powell. This tactic allows the BBC to claim they've upheld impartiality while discreetly undermining the anti-EU position.

So it becomes essential that the leave movement doesn't come across as diversive or lay itself open as an object of ridicule. Thus it is with some depression that we see this morning that Farage claims that he was subjected to an assassination attempt:
Nigel Farage fears he has been the victim of an assassination attempt after his car was sabotaged, causing a terrifying motorway crash.

The Ukip leader careered off a French road after a wheel on his Volvo came loose while he was driving from Brussels back to his home in Kent.

When the police arrived at the scene, they told him that the nuts on all of the wheels had been deliberately unscrewed...
The story was the prominent story on the Daily Mail website first thing this morning, but it gives an indication how little they take the claims seriously that the story dropped much further down the website by mid-morning.

The story also appears to have been given little credence by other media outlets as well - the BBC news has led with flooding stories throughout its television output. It would be tempting to regard this as anti-UKIP bias but a party leader of the country's "fourth party" facing a genuine assassination attempt would have led the media agenda. But it has not.

More likely the story hasn't been taken seriously because Farage's claims have a number of significant questions hanging over it. Why, for example, has Farage:
  • ...decided to take no further action, despite "the mechanics were absolutely certain of [foul play]". This after Farage has received "death threats"
  •  ...only published the story now, not at the time in October 2015?
That Farage believes loose wheel nuts is an assassination attempt is revealing regarding his priorities and overlooks other possible causes. Loose wheel nuts on a car would tend to lead to a "knocking" noise before it becomes a danger, so there would be significant vibrations which would become more acute and apparent under braking. A visit to a local garage would be normal under these circumstances surely? For reassurance if nothing else.

There are a number of reasons wheel nuts could potentially fail. For example a car can go in for a service and the wheel nuts haven't been tightened properly - garages can be hit and miss in quality of customer service. Even among professionals at the pinnacle of elite sport can prove that they can cock up when it comes to loose wheel nuts.

Another explanation perhaps unlikely, though not impossible, is the potential that persons were attempting to steal the alloy wheels early on but were disturbed during the process leaving the wheel nuts loose.

However more interesting is to note that in 2010 Volvo issued a recall regarding wheel nuts which applied to Farage's Volvo V70 (click to enlarge):
"It has been identified that the standard wheel securing bolts may not have undergone the correct hardening process. This will result in corrosion, a noise and/or vibration. If this condition is not rectified, there is a possibility that the wheel may become loose and detach".
It's interesting that Farage's claim has emerged on the first Sunday of new year - a day of the week traditionally associated with political stories - rather than October last year when it apparently happened. Cynically the timing might not be unexpected, particularly with a party which is clearly fundamentally split and an attempt to shore up his position by trying to define the new year narrative.

Further questions emerge that if Farage has had indeed death threats in the past, as he claims, then why was he driving himself?

Facing death threats mean surely hiring a chauffeur would be a logical option. Not only does it provide a witness but hiring a chauffeur has other benefits. It allows politicians to work during long road trips, it absolves politicians of responsibility during an accident especially if it's politically sensitive and anti-terrorist driver training is virtually compulsory for chauffeurs to top political and business figures in Europe. Surely a priority if facing death threats.

Predictably, in light of Farage's comments, UKIP supporters are making hay on social media with claims reinforcing an invidious belief that the EU is "evil" trying to kill eurosceptics rather than dealing with the issue that the UK's membership is entirely voluntary by Parliament. Our problem lies at home.

Even on a very basic level the EU won't try to kill Farage for the same reason the IRA didn't try to kill Ian Paisley. The IRA were canny enough to appreciate that Paisley was the ultimate recruitment sergeant for their movement. The same applies to Farage.

Thus comments in today's article have simply left the leave campaign open to ridicule, inevitably picked up by social media as mere hyperbole. But Farage's hyperbole is nothing new as we saw with his comments on immigration regarding M4 traffic.

It's clear we either support Farage or we support Brexit - the two are mutually exclusive.
          EU Referendum: The People Versus Cameron        

As we can clearly see above with Conservative MP Owen Paterson's answers in a BBC Newsnight interview last week he demonstrates conflicting loyalties. A loyalty naturally to the Tory party, (and his boss Cameron), which largely wishes to remain members of the EU, a loyalty to Dominic Cummings and Matthew Elliott of Vote Leave Limited who are increasingly showing no interest in leaving, and a loyalty to the campaign to leave the EU.

It's this contradiction of conflicting interests which meant Paterson was unable to put forward a convincing case for the UK leaving the EU when being interviewed; he was trying to ride two horses at once rather unsuccessfully.

This is an interesting and revealing example of the contradiction since 1973 within the Tory party where some party members who wish EU exit have traditionally placed loyalty towards an inherently europhile party above trying to demonstrate the case for an independent Britain. This has led to the enduring "policy" of the nonsense of so-called EU "reform" - a continuing pretense that it isn't the Tories' fault that the EU has somehow diverged from a so-called common market.

Meanwhile outside Westminster the EU has always made it clear it was about political union from the outset and any reform to the contrary is little more than asking for a barking cat:
In respect of the European Union, this principle [of barking cats] is as important as it is profound. As a treaty organisation, steeped in history and protocols, with its own embedded "political DNA", its behavioural pathways are fixed. There are certain things it will do, there are things it can do. And there are things which, under any circumstances, it will never do - because it cannot. 
Thus by the EU's own political DNA, to give the UK the "reforms" it allegedly wants is a complete non-starter.

So while the BBC's Evan Davis is clearly in favour of EU membership given that his questions posed to those arguing in favour of EU membership meant a much easier time that those arguing against, the lack of Tory party clarity on the issues helps the remain campaign.

A national referendum though is not a general election campaign. A referendum allows the people to have the opportunity to lead and the politicians have to do as they are told - direct democracy - a plebiscite, where the people rather than the politicians make the decisions.

There are no constituencies, no tribal loyalties with the electorate and the use of tactical voting becomes redundant. Politicians themselves have only one vote like the rest of us, and with most MPs supporting remain - aided and abetted by a pro-EU supporting media - the referendum becomes a contest between the people against the pro-EU establishment.

The dynamics are thus different to a general election, where the electorate are de facto electing a Prime Minister to run the country; in 2015 for example it was a contest between Cameron and Miliband. However a referendum is not about electing a leader, it's about the people having a say over policy.

Thus American Gerry Gunster who has been hired as Arron Banks' referendum adviser, rightly says that a leave referendum campaign should not have a leader as it is prone to the vulnerability of attacks on a target.

With this in mind it is evident that when being outnumbered or outgunned in a physical confrontation it is often a successful method to isolate and take out the vocal leader at the front. As Sun Bin, a Chinese military strategist observes:
To Catch The Bandits First Capture Their Leader

[This] means that you first have to take out the leader of your strong enemy. After that; your whole enemy will lose the fighting spirit and will flee or surrender and will defect to your side and that leads to a great victory.
And it's here the leave campaign has a potential advantage. The establishment will be represented not by the remain campaign, which is little more than a pantomime horse - a decoy - but instead by Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service, David Cameron. Incumbent of office and titles confer upon Cameron prestige; a prestige which gives him authority.

The remain campaign, therefore will have a leader whilst the leave campaign, if it plays its cards right, will not. The real enemy will not be the EU but Cameron. And as Sun Bin observes above we have to capture the leader. It becomes necessary to strip him of the prestige of office and attack him personally, perhaps making it very personal.

The essence of trust in this referendum is vital. We know from experience Cameron is not to be trusted - cast iron guarantees. We also know he never wanted a referendum because he wants to remain a EU member:
"I don’t want an ‘in or out’ referendum because I don’t think out is in Britain’s interests.”
Therefore the question ultimately comes down to whether Cameron can trusted or not. He has limited options and is betting the bank on a new EU treaty with the option of Associate Membership. But the new treaty cannot be delivered in time for the 2017 referendum, so Cameron will only be left with promises of future change not yet defined. A very weak hand.

This makes an exit plan for the leavers essential. With Flexcit we can present a better offer of a new relationship with the EU, in contrast to Cameron.

In addition having an exit plan, and one which potentially is part of winning referendum campaign, means the leave campaign will have a mandated plan on how to leave. This will ensure that there can be no stitch up should we win. A danger otherwise would be that post Article 50 the subsequent negotiations are little different to EU Associate Membership. A second referendum on the outcome of negotiations will keep the government honest.

So as per Sun Bin, Cameron is the target, take him out and we take out the remains.
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          BBC to fill Glastonbury gap with own music event across UK        

In 2018, Glastonbury’s fallow year, broadcaster will hold ‘biggest single music event it has ever hosted’

The BBC is aiming to fill the void left by Glastonbury festival’s gap year in 2018 by holding its own music event at venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The corporation will hold the Biggest Weekend at four sites across the UK with 175,000 tickets available to the public.

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          Latitude festival review – bohemian stupor kept at bay by eclectic mix        

Henham Park, Suffolk
Short on visceral moments, certain bands redeem the most genteel of summer festivals, from the 1975 to Mavis Staples and the Horrors

If the Church of England is the Conservative party at prayer, Latitude is BBC Radio 4 at play. Now in its 12th year, this most rarefied and genteel of the UK music-based summer festivals is so gently eclectic that it is easy to see how it has earned its affectionately mocking nickname of Lattetude.

It’s certainly true that its more earnest bohemian affectations – the waterside ballets and yoga classes – are easily ridiculed. Latitude can tip into self-parody: the Sunday lunchtime crowd reclining on the grass to watch middle England and Classic FM icon Katherine Jenkins being punted across a lake to trill Somewhere over the Rainbow and You’ll Never Walk Alone could be Henman Hill transposed to Suffolk.

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          Proms 2017: Our writers pick their highlights of the coming season        

From reformation to revolution, oratorios to orientalism and the electrifying and the epic, here’s the concerts not to miss in this year’s BBC Proms season, which begins on 14 July

I probably should choose something “boundary-breaking” (as the Proms programme describes Bang on a Can’s late-night prom on 17 August), but I can never resist Elgar’s Symphony No 1. I was slower to appreciate his second – I suffered some early dawdling disappointments – but that, too, now speaks to me as few other works do. On disc, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin have shown themselves to be sympathetic interpreters of these inexhaustible symphonies, and their pair of concerts on the opening weekend are unmissable. The couplings are enticing too: Lisa Batiashvili performing the Sibelius violin concerto on Saturday, and on Sunday the UK premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s Deep Time, dedicated to the memory of Peter Maxwell Davies. Stephen Moss

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          The Songs of Scott Walker review – Jarvis Cocker and friends untwist easy listening's dark master        

Royal Albert Hall, London
The Proms were treated to starry covers of Scott Walker’s 1960s classics, but they didn’t always invoke the songwriter’s own spirit of invention

In an interview broadcast a few days before this concert of reinterpretations of Scott Walker’s late 1960s albums, Walker gave Jarvis Cocker, one of the participants, some sage advice: “Make it as new as you can.” Yet the lineup for Prom 15 – Cocker, John Grant, Susanne Sundfør and Richard Hawley – is one that feels tilted to appeal to the MOR indie direction of BBC 6 Music, rather than a musical pioneer hoping that a new generation might pick up his mercurial baton. The accompanying arrangements are played, after all, by an ensemble called the Heritage Orchestra.

Scott Walker’s recent output has included a collaboration with avant-doom metal group Sunn O))) and records made with arrangements of sound sources including breezeblocks and cracked whips. His bizarre, haunting albums Bish Bosch, The Drift and Tilt take modern composition in far bolder directions than most artists in the oft-tame “contemporary classical” genre. Those albums, then, might be more fitting for an outing at the Proms than a quartet of indie singers revisiting his past.

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          What should music TV look like in 2017?        

The BBC is planning a primetime music show featuring live performances, sketches and interviews. Can it reinvent Top of the Pops for the 21st century, or is it chasing a dead format? Five Guardian writers ponder its merits

It’s testament to the nation’s fondness for Top of the Pops that not even Jimmy Savile and Dave Lee Travis have managed to entirely taint it – and it feels as if every year there’s a thinkpiece longing for a rebirth of the show (yes, including in the Guardian).

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          Rapper Anik Khan: ‘I’m absolutely telling the immigrant story’        

The Bangladesh-born New Yorker explains how his heritage informs his hip-hop – and why he loves Craig David

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Rapper Anik Khan’s SoundCloud page features a telling line above his contact email. “Curry chicken meets collard greens,” it reads, a neat nod to his two identities. When Khan was four he moved from the relative wealth of Bangladesh (three-storey apartment, driver) to Queens, the largest of New York’s five boroughs, and – along with his parents and three sisters – shared a one-bedroom apartment in a low-income housing block. His father – a poet and political speaker – had shlepped his family halfway across the world to give his kids a better education (“The definition of unconditional love,” Khan says), while taking a job as a cab driver.

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          Were you paying attention? Classical music in 2016 – quiz        

How many of the classical world’s comings and goings, openings and closings, bouquets and brickbats do you remember from the past 12 months? Try our quiz

Which one of these pianistic partners did Martha Argerich not play duets with in London this year?

Daniel Barenboim

Stephen Kovacevich

Alberto Portugheis

Which mezzo-soprano lost her head as Holofernes in a staggering concert performance of Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans at the Barbican?

Ann Hallenberg

Magdalena Kozena

Delphine Galou

‘A civilisation that conserves is one that will decay’ said which composer, whose life and music nonetheless were celebrated throughout the year?

Pierre Boulez

John Cage

Peter Maxwell Davies

Which operatic anti-hero came to an unfortunate end in a disused sewer in Vienna in English Touring Opera’s new production?

Don Giovanni

Rigoletto

Harry Lime

Which one of these conductors pulled out of an engagement to conduct in the Bayreuth Festival this year in as yet unexplained circumstances?

Christian Thielemann

Andris Nelsons

Kirill Petrenko

Which of these UK opera companies did not welcome a new music director or artistic director (or both) this year?

Royal Opera House

Glyndebourne

English National Opera

Whose music was performed in a Peckham car park as one of this year’s Proms?

David Bowie

Benedict Mason

Steve Reich

Thirty-year-old Latvian Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is the newly appointed chief conductor of which British orchestra?

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Whose opera debut, Pleasure, was set in the toilets of a gay nightclub?

Colin Matthews

Mark Simpson

Anna Meredith

Soprano Sarah Tynan sang Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Aldeburgh festival. Who did she perform alongside?

A group of acrobats, clowns and aerialists

An elephant and a camel

A virtual reality projection of Britten accompanying her on the piano

In May, Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the BBC Young Musician competition. Which cello concerto did the 17-year-old perform to take the title?

Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor

Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major

Witold Lutosławski's Cello Concerto

Sofia Coppola directed an opera - her first - at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera. Which one?

Verdi's La Traviata

Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

Mark-Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole

Who threatened strike action at English National Opera?

The board

The stagehands

The chorus

Why was Philip Glass's music featured at this year's Glastonbury festival?

There was an open-air screening of Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi with Glass's soundtrack

English National Opera took the opening act of Akhnaten to the Pyramid stage for a Sunday early afternoon performance

Charles Hazlewood and his Army of Generals performed Glass's Heroes Symphony, inspired by David Bowie's 1977 album.

This year's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Kings College Chapel features - as it does every year - a specially commissioned carol. By who?

Kanye West

Michael Berkeley

Judith Weir

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          Quiz – how well do you know this week in music history?        

A delinquent Door; a rapping Ramone; a generation of Whitesnakes; and a TV dispatch from our own correspondent

Jimi Hendrix died on 18 September 1970. During his lifetime he released three studio albums. How many Hendrix studio albums have emerged since his death?

None

Five

12

19

Dee Dee Ramone would have turned 54 this week. Under what name did he attempt to start a career as a rapper in the 1980s?

Dee Dee King

Da Sick Brudda

MC Ramone

Bassman 53rd and 3rd

Kylie Minogue entered the charts this week in 1990 with Better the Devil You Know. What did producer Pete Waterman say the song was about?

An encouragement to Kylie to worship Lucifer instead of Angra Mainyu.

A warning to McVities that chocolate rich tea biscuits would never catch on.

A metaphor for UK politics, telling Tory MPs not to move against John Major.

A suggestion to Kylie that she should stop cavorting with Michael Hutchence.

This week in 1970, a Florida court acquitted Doors singer Jim Morrison of lewd and lascivious behaviour, but did convict him of another offence. What had he done to find himself facing charges?

Mimed sexual intercourse with a police officer while tripping.

Exposed his penis onstage.

Painted the word “knob” on his forehead before a TV appearance.

Distributed pornographic magazines in a retirement community.

The BBC aired the first edition of The Old Grey Whistle Test this week in 1971. Which esteemed Guardian writer was its first presenter?

Polly Toynbee

Sir Simon Jenkins

Aditya Chakrabortty

Richard Williams

Happy 65th birthday David Coverdale out of Whitesnake and Deep Purple! How many people, aside from Coverdale, have served as members of Whitesnake down the years?

Six

25

39

56

And happy 34th birthday to Billie Piper! Everyone knows her first No 1 was Because We Want To, but what was her third and final UK No 1 called?

Girlfriend

Day and Night

Honey to the Bee

Reek of Putrefaction

This time last year, Justin Bieber was No 1 in the singles chart. But which unlikely record reached a peak of No 6 in the physical sales chart?

Champion Versions by the Beta Band

One Fing ‘n’ Anuvver by Chas and Dave

Metal Box by PiL

A Salt With a Deadly Pepa by Salt-N-Pepa

Rod Stewart was No 1 this week in 1975 with Sailing. The following year it was used extensively in a BBC television series documenting what?

The sailing exploits of Sir Francis Chichester aboard the Gipsy Moth

The history of the America's Cup

The story of the Battle of Trafalgar

The working lives of the crew of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal

How many armed police did it take to arrest the Charlatans on arrival in New York this week in 1995?

Two

Six

24

53

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          John Berger. In memoriam.         

Siempre que he leído algún texto de John Berger (Londres, 1926– París, 2017) he tenido la sensación de poder escuchar latir su honestidad. Y percibir hoy esa virtud tan escasa, es una suerte de manantial claro al que acercarse a refrescarse. Es raro encontrar un crítico de arte, política y socialmente comprometido, que ejerza con libertad su pensamiento consciente de que el mundo no solo vive un nuevo orden mundial, sino un caos mundial.

Desde su formación como dibujante y pintor comenzó a dibujar con palabras su pensamiento para devenir en novelista, poeta, articulista, guionista y crítico de arte.

Hacia la mitad del camino de su vida, siguió la senda de algunos pocos sabios que en el mundo ha habido, retirándose a Quincy, un pequeño e idílico pueblo francés de la Alta Saboya desde donde reflexionar con serenidad, y libertad, y se dedicó a cultivar su jardín y su huerto.  

El documental The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, dirigido por Colin MacCabe y Tilda Swinton, muestra a un envidiable intelectual campesino con el rostro curtido y las manos anchas de alguien acostumbrado a labrar la tierra, como los jóvenes campesinos de August Sanders (1914).  

Jóvenes campesinos. August Sanders. (1914)

En 1972 colaboró con la BBC en el programa seminal  Ways of seeing  -Modos de ver-  donde reveló de una forma clara y sencilla, como los modos de ver no son nunca inocentes, y la importancia de ser conscientes de la necesidad de la lectura crítica de las imágenes. El programa televisivo se codificó mediante un libro que se ha convertido en lectura indispensable para quienes se ocupen de la teoría del arte, de la comunicación visual y de la crítica fotográfica.

En Ways of seeing nos mostró como la reproducción fotográfica del arte, la fotografía y las lentes, la presencia de la cámara, alteró para siempre la forma en la que miramos e interpretamos el arte, siguiendo el pensamiento inaugurado por Walter Benjamin. Modificó no solo lo que vemos, sino como lo vemos. 


Uno de sus grandes hallazgos fue comprender la importancia de la publicidad como instrumento actual para componer la imagen del mundo, transmitir ideología y pensamiento a través del uso de las imágenes y la disociación entre imagen privada e imagen pública.

“De hecho, la publicidad ha comprendido la tradición de la pintura al óleo mucho mejor que la mayoría de los historiadores del arte. Ha captado las implicaciones de la relación existente entre la obra de arte y su espectador-propietario, y procura persuadir y halagar con ellas al espectador-comprador”

La edición de Modos de Ver, editado por  Gustavo Gili en 2000, con prólogo de Eulalia Bosch que hace referencia a otra obra de Berger -Cada vez que decimos Adiós-  recopilación de artículos en los que viaja y vive sin abandonar nunca su lucidez y posición ante el mundo, ya sea hablando de los mineros ingleses, de la capilla Scrovegni o de Zurbarán.

            "Cuando una causa justa es derrotada, cuando se humilla a los valientes, cuando se trata a los hombres probados en el fondo y en la boca de los fosos como si fueran basura, cuando se aniquila la nobleza y jueces en los tribunales aceptan mentiras y se paga a difamadores para que calumnien con sueldos con los que podrían vivir las familias de una docena de mineros en huelga, cuando la policía de Goliat con sus cachiporras sangrientas no está en el banquillo de los acusados sino en el Cuadro de honor, cuando se deshonra nuestro pasado y se ignoran las promesas y los sacrificios con sonrisas maliciosas, cuando familias enteras comienzan a sospechar que los poderosos no escuchan razones ni argumentos, y no hay apelación posible, cuando de a poco se cae en la cuenta de que no importan las palabras que figuran en el diccionario, no importa lo que diga la reina o lo que informan los corresponsales en el parlamento, no importa el nombre que elija el sistema para enmascarar su desvergüenza y su egoísmo, cuando de a poco se cae en la cuenta de que Ellos están dispuestos a destruirnos, a destruir nuestra herencia, nuestro talento, nuestras comunidades, nuestra poesía, nuestros clubs, nuestro hogar, y si es posible, también nuestros huesos, cuando finalmente el pueblo cae en la cuenta de todo esto, puede que piense que ha llegado la hora del crimen y la venganza justa. (…) Esa visión comienza a recorrer el mundo. Los héroes vengadores aparecen en sueños y pueblan las esperanzas. Los despiadados les temen, pero yo, y tal vez tú, les damos nuestra bendición”. 


Jhon Berger en Quincy . Paulina Tercero Leyzaola

Y eso es una de las cosas maravillosas de este crítico de arte, que nunca abandona la tierra que pisa, que no se deja presionar por las jerarquías, capaz de hacer crítica de August Sander y de Picasso al tiempo que se ocupa de los olvidados, de los desheredados y de Walter Benjamin. Cada vez que decimos adiós a un intelectual así, perdemos opciones de pensar y de mirar el mundo que nos rodea con ojos nuevos. 

Fue un pensador ecléctico, apasionado de la pintura, la fotografía, el dibujo o el cine, pero que nunca dejó de lado a los desterrados. Un crítico de arte que se mancha las manos hablando de las huelgas de los mineros o del sufrimiento del pueblo palestino al mismo tiempo que de un cuadro de Pollock, o de una fotografía de Cartier-Bresson, un ser humano tan infrecuente que su pérdida siempre deja un vacío doloroso.

Ilustraciones del ensayo 6. Modos de ver. Jhon Berger

El libro de John Berger Un pintor de hoy, se abre con un revelador agradecimiento colectivo: â€œporque ningún producto es en ninguna sociedad el esfuerzo de una sola persona”, y con una cita de Máximo Gorki “La vida siempre será lo bastante mala para que nunca desaparezca en el hombre el deseo de algo mejor”, que recogen bastante bien el carácter de su temperamento.

En cuanto a la fotografía, que es lo que nos ocupa en este espacio, Berger es el continuador natural del pensamiento de Walter Benjamin. Su programa de la BBC arranca con un claro homenaje al artículo de la obra de arte en la época de la reproductibilidad técnica. Siguiendo de este modo la cadena iniciada por Benjamin y continuada por Barthes y Susan Sontag.

En Para entender la Fotografía edición de Geoff Dyer (Gustavo Gili, 2013) en la que se recopilan veinticinco textos sobre fotógrafos y el medio fotográfico, aparece Usos de la Fotografía para Susan Sontag en el que intenta dar respuestas a las ideas que expuso está en Sobre la fotografía. El artículo comienza con esa honestidad intelectual tan característica de este pensador, y tan difícil de encontrar, que es lo que nos hace amarlo y sentir su pérdida. “Quiero escribir algunas de mis respuestas a las ideas que expone Susan Sontag en su libro Sobre la fotografía. Todas las citas que utilizaré en este artículo están sacadas de dicho texto. Las ideas son a veces mías, pero todas ellas se me ocurrieron como resultado de la lectura del libro".

Y porque a mí se me han ocurrido muchas ideas leyendo Modos de Mirar, Ver, Otra manera de Contar…siento la quiebra de la continuidad de esta cadena natural de ilustres pensadores que nos ha permitido entender la importancia que tiene saber leer una imagen fotográfica, el hecho tan importante de saber mirar y todos los significados que se desencadena en ese gesto, que llega antes que las palabras. Un niño primero mira el mundo, y luego aprende a nombrar lo que mira.

"La vista llega antes que las palabras. El niño mira y ve antes de hablar" (inicio de Modos de Ver)


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Actually, now is the time on Life, the Universe and Everything when I drool over the Comic Con schedule and renew my promise to myself to go one day. In what will either be one of the blogverse's most boring posts or the most saliva-inducing depending on your Comic Con orientation, here are the panels that caught my eye:

Thursday

Who wouldn't want to get the scoop on the science fiction you should be reading:

10:30-11:30 Science Fiction That Will Change Your Life— The staff of io9.com, Eisner Award–winning author Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics), and others talk about science fiction from the last year that does more than blow things up. It might also blow your mind. What science fiction should you be reading and watching if you want your brain to grow so big it pops out of the top of your skull and starts throbbing and shooting lasers? The panelists have some tips. Room 8

Terry Gilliam. Need I say more?

4:30-5:15 Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus— Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of both Comic-Con and Monty Python, we welcome the sole American Python, the great animator and director Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits, Brazil, 12 Monkeys) to introduce you to his new film starring Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Verne Troyer, Tom Waits, and Lily Cole. Dr. Parnassus is a fabulous anachronism, touring the streets of modern-day London in a horse-drawn carnival wagon accompanied by his beautiful daughter, devoted dwarf, and neophyte barker. On stage Parnassus plays a holy man whose Imaginarium can realize the innermost fantasies of all who dare to enter. Backstage, he is a drunkard, a gambler who centuries ago lost a wager with the Devil and must now pony up with his daughter once she turns sixteen. Tomorrow. Yet, there may still be hope for the Doctor and Valentina in the person of Tony, a well-dressed amnesic they rescue from a perilous fate and invite into their world of unrelenting magic and possibility. Hall H

Friday

Bones! David Boreanaz! Emily Deschanel! If Sweets were going to be there, I just might have to sneak my way in.

3:00-3:45 Bones— Showrunner Hart Hanson and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel are on hand for a discussion of what's on deck for Booth and Brennan, hot on the heels of this year's much talked-about season finale in which the pair finally wound up between the sheets. Ballroom 20

Anything w/Joss Whedon involved. Any. Thing.

4:00-5:15 Dollhouse— Join Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon and star/producer Eliza Dushku for a no-holds-barred Q & A about what they have planned for season 2, after they unveil a special screening of the never-before-seen "Epitaph One" episode of the Fox hit, which releases on DVD just four days later. Ballroom 20

5:15-6:00 Joss Whedon— After the Dollhouse presentation, stick around for 45 minutes of information and Q&A with Joss Whedon about his upcoming Dark Horse Comics projects! Ballroom 20

Okay, this was just too much to resist. My one time attendance at a Star Trek convention notwithstanding, this is a show I would love to see.

7:45-8:45 Klingon Lifestyles Presentation— This latest mission of the IKV Stranglehold finds the crew giving assistance to the IKRV Hurgh Hap on a First Contact Mission, but problems from the planet's inhabitants and an agent from Klingon Imperial Intelligence complicate matters. How will the crew handle this situation and still keep their honor? All species are welcome to experience the ongoing voyage and adventure of life aboard a Klingon vessel. Room 6A

Saturday

This one ought to be interesting given that Fox has just announced that they are recasting most of these actors in the new episodes.

1:00-1:45 Futurama: Life or Death?!— Be a part of sci-fi history! Join executive producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche for high-stakes thrills as a top-ranking FOX executive decides live, on stage, whether Futurama will make yet another triumphant return or whether it is gone forever! The very fate of Futurama hangs in the balance! Paramedics will be standing by in case the intense excitement causes any panelists to collapse. Raucous celebration or abject despair to follow the news. Ballroom 20

Discussion of Bram Stoker AND Joss Whedon? Oh yeah, baby.

1:30-2:30 Bram Stoker: The Joss Whedon of His Day?— Moderator Leslie Klinger (The New Annotated Dracula), an authority on the influence on generations of storytellers of Stoker's work, discusses Stoker's impact with panelists Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt (Dracula: The Un-Dead), Jeanne Stein (The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles), Chris Marie Green (The Path of Razors), Tony Lee (From the Pages of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula': Harker), J. F. Lewis (Staked), and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night).  Room 5AB

Sunday

She is an icon.

2:30-3:30 Spotlight on June Foray— She's the first lady of cartoon voices! Comic-Con special guest June Foray, known for her memorable work with a certain moose and squirrel (Bullwinkle and Rocky, the Flying Squirrel, that is), returns to Comic-Con for the 40th show. Mark Evanier and Earl Kress interview June about her career as a voice actress, author, and Hollywood legend. Room 5AB

I first started reading science fiction in junior high & a lot of it was Ray Bradbury.

3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Ray Bradbury— The legendary fantasy and science fiction writer is once again a Comic-Con special guest, as he was for the very first show in 1970. Ray Bradbury will discuss his new books, plays, and other projects with his long-time friend, writer and producer Arnold Kunert, and biographer Sam Weller. Room 6BCF

It's Dr. Who! You HAVE to go to this one.

10:00-11:00 Dr. Who— Actor David Tennant, writer/executive producer Russell T Davies, director Euros Lyn, and executive producer Julie Gardner discuss their creative process and experiences working on BBC America's Doctor Who—television's longest-running sci-fi series—with exclusive clips and a Q&A session. Ballroom 20

I don't read Christian comics & to be honest, a lot of Christian media sends me right 'round the bend. Still, listening in on this discussion could be very interesting or very infuriating.

10:00-11:00 Christian Comics Meeting— What are the different ways that Christian creators express their faith through their art? How can "new media" best be used to communicate timeless truths? Discuss the latest trends of the Christian comics movement with moderator Buzz Dixon (Serenity, Goofyfoot Gurl) and panelists Eric Jansen (Foursquare Missions Press), Leo Partible (Behind the Screen: Insiders on Faith, Film & Culture), and others. A short sermon and worship music will precede the panel discussion. Room 24A

Well, Duh! Reading is my thing. I've not spent almost two years in grad school for nothing! (Actually, this just sounds very intriguing.)

11:00-12:30 Secret Origin of Good Readers— AKA "Evil Plots to Get Kids Reading." The 9th annual Secret Origin of Good Readers panel consists of Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University, San Diego), Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City), Bill Galvan (creator/artist The Scrapyard Detectives, artist for Archie Comics), Dr. Bill McGrath (National University), and Jim Valentino (creator/publisher Silverline Books/Image Comics). The panelists will discuss how teachers, librarians, retailers, authors, artists, and publishers can work together to bring comic books into the classroom for use as an innovative and motivating cross-curricular teaching tool and a vehicle for promoting reading and literacy. Through a multimedia presentation, personal remarks, and a question-and-answer session, the speakers will present an overview of the medium and highlight specific ways that comic books and graphic novels can be used to engage a variety of learners. Breakout sessions will follow the main presentation. The 70-page resource book The Secret Origin of Good Readers is available for free download by clicking here courtesy of XMission.com. Room 3


 


 


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          3 - Bruce Grove        

Bruce Grove

  
Bruce Grove is the area that most people will have seen of Tottenham. For the wrong reasons. You remember the big building on the corner that was set fire to for the Tottenham Riots? That was in Bruce Grove. As was the bus that was set alight. So it's a bad area, yes? Well, no, I actually quite like it!!! There are a lot of good aspects about the area. The main area is centered around Tottenham High Rd. This road runs North-South, with a spur coming off it in the very centre of Bruce Grove, which comes off it in a North-West direction, towards Lordship Lane. 

On this road, there are a few types of shops. You have the usual chain stores: Asda, Greggs, McDonald's, KFC, the usual banks, etc. And then you have the independent shops, many of which are fantastic, and 99% of them owned and run by immigrants. There is a Reggae record stall right near the station, African shops that sell indigenous food (Snail on a stick, anyone?), a shop that sells some great Turkish pizza, and some great restaurants, including an Italian, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Caribbean, Turkish and African restaurant. On this road, I have had some of the greatest ever Caribbean Chicken ever, (super fiery hot with amazing quality chicken and soaked in tangy sauce, served with Caribbean rice) which was at a Caribbean takeaway which was briefly based next door to The Elbow Room, and I have been able to track down some great Cypriot food from some of the Eastern European speciality shops that operate there. You only have to take a stroll down the road to see exactly how multicultural Tottenham is, and how much the richer it is for it. More details are in this BBC piece on the area, and its diversity. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1044_ourstreet/index.shtml (Ironically enough, though, my love for many of the shops was thrown into a bit of a quandary one day, by the BBC themselves, as I have explained in an after note....)


However, there are two shops that dominate the road. The worst offender being betting shops. Even the local MP, David Lammy, has been on his soapbox about it. Quite rightly too. There are too many of them. "How many is too many?" you might say?" 4? Is 5 too many? "People like to bet don't they, what's wrong with betting shops?" Well, there are 38 of them in Tottenham. Within a 6 mins walk, you can pass about 6 or 7 of them. And if I am being honest, I have seen a deterioration of the area since they opened. Local pub? Good place for a betting shop!! Local family business? Ladbrokes will love that site!! I think this is the one factor that is holding the area back the most. I have personally spoken to about 6 bands who have come to Tottenham Hale to use the studios, really liked it, and then decided to check out rental property in Bruce Grove, as it seemed close to the studios, and they were surprised by the quick transport links to the area. Sadly, all of them, with no exceptions, said that the betting shops were an eyesore. And you know what? They are! How many were interested in renting in the area? 6. How many ended up renting? 0. All of them had jobs, were nice people, and would redoubtably have spent money in the local area. Such a shame. 


The other shop that is plentiful in the area are hairdressers, and barbers. Tottenham, in general seems to be full of them. 30 or so, at least. I think that they are really great, and add to the area a lot. (Which I guess is ironic for a man who hasn't been to one in nearly 15 years). Now, when looking at the effect that any shop can have on an area, you can look at it from one of two different points of view. The first one being from a cultural and community point of view, i.e. a non economic point of view, which is just counting the value that they add to the area, apart from a value that can be measured in pound-sterling. For example, an Art gallery, as well as giving people a chance to spend money in an area, and employing people in it, are nice for an area. They give you something to look at while passing, and can bring a bit of vibrancy to an area. I believe that the betting shops detract from the culture and community of the area, and take both money and the soul out of the community. However, the barber shops, I think do the exact opposite. Walk past, and, especially on a Friday and Saturday night, they seem to be crammed, almost like they are a social club! I guess that, in a way, they are. After all, if you don't drink, and don't want to be in a drinking atmosphere, as many of the social clubs seem to have shut down, there are not too many places where people can gather for social reasons.

Especially in Tottenham, there are no cinemas, no dance halls, no bingo halls, roller skate rinks, ice rinks, youth clubs, etc. (Having said that, Tottenham was once a hotbed for entertainment venues). Therefore, these salons, in part, seem to serve this purpose, and by this, I believe they really add to the sense of community, and vibrancy of the area. From an economic point of view, the rents are relatively low (compared to other parts of London), and there always seem to be at least 2 stylists/barbers busy cutting or styling hair in each salon, so they provide employment aplenty. Seeing as they are businesses that have very low operating costs, they are relatively stable and can ride out economic hardship better than many businesses, and are therefore usually passed down through the family, providing security for future generations. They are cheap to set up, in that they do not need massive amounts of stock, and instead of adding a profit margin on a product that needs to be bought first, they turn skill and training into cash. To my mind, businesses such as these can become the foundation of growth and prosperity of an area

Finally, transport wise, Bruce Grove is well served. The train station has direct links to Liverpool Street, and there are numerous bus routes, including the 149, which has direct links to the very up and coming Dalston, before continuing to London Bridge. 

 

 

 

 

The Best Parts:

Great range of restaurants, takeaways and shops with a wide cultural range.

Great sense of community.

Good amenities, such as supermarket, banks, etc

Train service is vastly underrated.

 

Room For Improvement:

Way too many betting shops

 

A slight parenthesis: After living in the area for about 6 months, I had a bit of a shopping spree one day, and came home laden with about 7 bags from 5 different, local shops. It was about 2pm, and just as I was making a cup of tea, I heard the voice of John Peel coming from the TV. John Peel? On the TV at 2pm? I wandered into the sitting room, cup of tea in hand, to see what this programme was, and John's dulcet tones continued: "Haringey Health inspectors are carrying out a raid on local shops within the Bruce Grove area of Tottenham....." and to my horror, a camera crew was walking into the very shop that I had been in 10 mins earlier!!! (Although obviously it had been filmed many months ago). Still, when the producer unveiled a rats nest, and cockroaches in the kitchen, my heart sunk! After the credits rolled at the end, the announcer revealed there were 3 more shows like this. 4 shows in a row. Oh dear.... Now, I'm not saying that Tottenham has a problem with Health and Safety, and Hygiene; To the contrary, the Haringey website seems to suggest otherwise. However, the difference being that when other places have a less than perfect health and safety record, I didn't have to watch it on a 32 inch TV with stereo sound!! I confess, that it did put me off going to some shops, the shops that were exposed, but I can genuinely say that the show was called something along the lines of "Grime Inspectors" or something similar, so they were obviously hunting out the worst offenders. Still, many of the locals shared my fascination of the show, and I can assure you that it is not representative of the shops of the area as a whole. Honest :-)


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          POR QUE A VIOLÊNCIA CONTRA AS MULHERES ESTÁ AUMENTANDO?        


Estudos afirmam que a violência contra a mulher está aumentando no mundo inteiro.

Por que?

O que leva um homem a humilhar, subjugar, maltratar, bater, espancar ou mesmo matar uma mulher?

Vários são os motivos (ou as desculpas) que envolvem o aumento da violência de gênero. 



Segundo alguns especialistas, é mais provável a mulher ser morta pelo companheiro (ou ex-companheiro) do que por qualquer outra pessoa. Vários estudos foram conduzidos num esforço de coibir a onda de violência doméstica. 

Qual é o perfil do homem que bate na mulher? Seria esse homem muito agressivo? Era violento durante o namoro? Maltrata qualquer pessoa, sem motivos claros? 

Uma coisa que os especialistas constataram é que não existe um perfil típico do agressor. Por um lado há aqueles cuja violência é esporádica. Esse tipo não usa arma nem tem antecedentes de abuso. Para ele, o ato de violência é esporádico e ele parece ser influenciado por fatores externos. No outro extremo há o homem que desenvolveu um padrão crônico de agressão. Os espancamentos são constantes e ele parece sentir pouco ou nenhum remorso.

Exemplo na família


Como seria de esperar, muitos homens que batem na mulher cresceram em famílias onde presenciavam a violência. “A maioria dos agressores foram criados num ‘campo de batalha’ doméstico”, escreve Michael Groetsch, que passou mais de duas décadas fazendo um estudo sobre o assunto. “Eles passaram a infância num ambiente hostil onde a violência física e emocional eram ‘normais’.” 

Segundo especialistas, um homem criado em tal ambiente “aprende do pai logo na infância a desprezar as mulheres. O menino aprende que o homem sempre tem de dominar as mulheres e que a maneira de fazer isso é por assustá-las, machucá-las e humilhá-las. Ao mesmo tempo, ele aprende que a única maneira de conseguir a aprovação do pai é copiar seu exemplo”.


Influência cultural


Em alguns países, bater na mulher é considerado aceitável, ou até mesmo normal. “Existe em muitas sociedades um conceito profundamente arraigado de que o marido tem o direito de bater na mulher ou de intimidá-la fisicamente”, declara um relatório das Nações Unidas.

Mesmo em países onde esse tipo de abuso não é considerado aceitável, muitos adotam esse código violento de conduta. O conceito irracional que alguns homens têm a esse respeito é chocante. Segundo o jornal sul-africano Weekly Mail and Guardian, um estudo feito na península do Cabo mostrou que a maioria dos homens que afirmava não agredir a esposa achava que bater em mulher era uma conduta aceitável e que isso não era violência.

Evidentemente, esse conceito deturpado com freqüência é aprendido na infância. Na Grã-Bretanha, por exemplo, pesquisas mostram que 75% dos meninos entre 11 e 12 anos acham aceitável o homem bater na mulher quando provocado.

Machismo — um problema global

A palavra “machismo” foi cunhada na América Latina. Ela se refere ao orgulho masculino agressivo e denota uma atitude abusiva contra as mulheres. 
O machismo é o comportamento, expresso por opiniões e atitudes, de um indivíduo que recusa a igualdade de direitos e deveres entre os gêneros sexuais, favorecendo e enaltecendo o sexo masculino sobre o feminino. 


Mas o machismo não se restringe à América Latina:

Egito: Um estudo de três meses conduzido em Alexandria apontou a violência doméstica como a principal causa de lesões corporais em mulheres. Do total de mulheres que dão entrada no centro de traumatologia nos hospitais, 27,9% foram vítimas desse tipo de violência. — Résumé 5 of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Resumo 5 da Quarta Conferência Mundial sobre as Mulheres).

Tailândia: No maior subúrbio de Bangcoc, 50% das mulheres casadas são espancadas com freqüência. — Pacific Institute for Women’s Health (Instituto da Saúde da Mulher, do Pacífico).

Hong Kong: “O número de mulheres que dizem ter apanhado de seu companheiro aumentou mais de 50% no último ano.” — South China Morning Post, 21 de julho de 2010.

Japão: O total de mulheres que procuram abrigo em entidades aumentou de 4.843, em 1995, para 6.340 em 1998. “Cerca de um terço disse que procurava abrigo por causa do comportamento violento do marido.” — The Japan Times, 10 de setembro de 2000.

Grã-Bretanha: “A cada seis segundos uma mulher é estuprada, espancada ou esfaqueada no próprio lar em algum lugar na Grã-Bretanha.” De acordo com um relatório da Scotland Yard, “a polícia recebe 1.300 chamadas de vítimas de violência doméstica todo dia — mais de 570.000 por ano. Oitenta e um por cento são de mulheres agredidas pelo homem”. — The Times, 25 de outubro de 2000.

Peru: Setenta por cento dos crimes denunciados envolvem mulheres que foram agredidas pelo marido. — Pacific Institute for Women’s Health.

Rússia: “Em um ano, 14.500 mulheres russas foram assassinadas pelo marido e 56.400 foram gravemente feridas ou ficaram aleijadas em resultado de agressões no próprio lar.” â€” The Guardian.

China: “Trata-se de um problema novo que aumenta rapidamente sobretudo em áreas urbanas”, diz a professora Chen Yiyun, diretora do Centro da Família de Jinglun. “A pressão dos vizinhos não mais coíbe a violência doméstica.” — The Guardian.

Nicarágua: “Aumentam os casos de violência contra a mulher. Segundo pesquisas, só no ano passado 62% das mulheres nicaragüenses sofreram alguma forma de violência doméstica por parte do marido ou do parceiro.” — BBC News.

Homens que agridem as mulheres seguem um ciclo de violência, composto por três fases:

- Na primeira, surgem as agressões verbais, xingamentos, crises de ciúmes e destruição de objetos;

- Depois vem a explosão da violência, quando a tensão entre o casal atinge o ponto máximo e acontecem os ataques físicos;

- Na terceira fase, o agressor demonstra arrependimento e medo de perder a companheira. Ele tenta fazer de tudo para agradar a vítima, que muitas vezes, acaba fazendo as pazes, acreditando que as agressões não vão se repetir.



Perfil do Agressor

A maioria desses homens violentos tem entre 26 e 45 anos. A maior parte deles também tem estudo e trabalho. Além disso, eles costumam ser agressivos fora do lar e, em geral, têm algum tipo de dependência química, sobretudo álcool e drogas. 

Em geral, são pessoas inseguras e controladoras. Apresentam comportamentos agressivos, nas mais diversas situações. São ciumentos e possessivos. Procuram sempre isolar suas mulheres da família e amigos.

O controle é evidente em atitudes como críticas constantes, ofensas e o domínio financeiro da família. Ao invés de somente ser o principal ou único provedor, usa o poder do dinheiro com tirania. Com o tempo, esse caráter controlador pode se agravar – quando a esposa tenta ser independente, trabalhando ou retomando os estudos, por exemplo.


Esse tipo de homem tende a achar que tem privilégios especiais sem responsabilidades ou deveres que correspondam a eles. Quando tais privilégios não são satisfeitos, tende a justificar a violência como autodefesa, achando-se uma vítima das circunstâncias.

O egocentrismo é presente. Muitas vezes, o homem violento espera ser sempre o centro das atenções em casa, a ponto de achar que os outros membros da família têm de antecipar suas necessidades. Tende a ignorar o que as outras pessoas da casa dizem.

Ele se acha superior. Isso se percebe quando o homem tende a desdenhar a esposa, considerando-a ignorante, um objeto sexual ou somente alguém que deve servi-lo.

O sentimento de posse é exacerbado. Ele acha que a esposa e os filhos são sua propriedade.

Muitas vezes, ele justifica atos violentos como atos de amor. Assunto polêmico, mas real.


É manipulador. Distorce a realidade para quem está de fora da situação. Faz com que prevaleça a sua imagem de bom moço, e chega a acusar a esposa de insana ou até de violenta.

Tanto em comportamento quando em ações cai em contradição. Diz uma coisa, enquanto faz outra. É comum até mesmo ele criticar em público outros homens que praticam violência doméstica. Em suma, um hipócrita.

Ele não assume as responsabilidades por seus atos. As transfere, principalmente, para as mulheres, ou tenta justificar com alguns fatores externos, como o estresse causado pelo trabalho. 

Inversão da culpa é algo também frequente. Pode até dizer que a vítima inventou a agressão sofrida para prejudicá-lo. Ao mesmo tempo, também tende a minimizar os danos causados, recusando-se a reconhecer seu comportamento violento, com desculpas como “ela caiu” ou “isso é só um arranhão”.

Agressão em série: o homem violento geralmente é reincidente – não só uma mulher com quem se relacionou foi vítima de maus tratos. 

Em todas as características citadas, fica bem clara uma questão: a linha entre um homem com pensamentos machistas e um que chega a ser violento física ou psicologicamente é bem tênue.


Ex-companheiro 

Quase sempre o agressor é o companheiro, sobretudo os ex (70 por cento dos casos).  Esse dado mostra que os homens não sabem lidar com a perda da posse de suas mulheres. O sentimento doentio de posse domina os agressores de mulheres. 


Dependência química 

A metade também dos agressores sofrem algum tipo de dependência química e que isso incide claramente nos episódios de violência. A maioria consome álcool ou drogas e em muitos casos as duas coisas. 

Violência psicológica 

Todos os casos envolvem violência psicológica, seguidos pelos de violência física (80 por cento). Alguns também combinam violência econômica e patrimonial e em 25 por cento dos casos soma-se a violência sexual.

Segundo definição da OMS a violência psicológica é entendida como:

Qualquer conduta que lhe cause dano emocional e diminuição da autoestima ou que lhe prejudique e perturbe o pleno desenvolvimento ou que vise degradar ou controlar suas ações, comportamentos, crenças e decisões, mediante ameaça, constrangimento, humilhação, manipulação, isolamento, vigilância constante, perseguição contumaz, insulto, chantagem, ridicularização, exploração e limitação do direito de ir e vir ou qualquer outro meio que lhe cause prejuízo à saúde psicológica e à autodeterminação.

Principal causa para o aumento da violência de gênero:




Recentemente, um grupo de cientistas (Sociólogos e antropólogos) da universidade de Stanford (EUA) parece ter encontrado ao menos uma das causas para o aumento exponencial da violência contra as mulheres: O Empoderamento Feminino no Mundo. 

O empoderamento feminino é um conjunto de ações que busca promover a igualdade, de maneira a eliminar as diferenças que ainda subsistem nos dias atuais.

O assunto é tão importante que foi objeto de uma parceria entre a Entidade das Nações Unidas para a Igualdade de Gênero e o Empoderamento das Mulheres (ONU Mulheres) e o Pacto Global da ONU.


Aparentemente, apenas a possibilidade de igualdade de gênero, anda assustando tanto os homens, que desencadeou uma reação imediata, numa clara luta para se manter no poder.

Empoderar nada mais é do que permitir que essa mulher saia de uma situação de submissão e assuma o rumo de sua vida; é sair da inércia e assumir atitudes positivas diante de realidades adversas, é promover a ruptura cultural da dependência, seja econômica ou emocional. 


E é essa a questão: uma mulher assim assusta. Assusta o homem que foi educado para ser o "dono", para ter a posse absoluta de sua família, educado para ditar todas as regras, ter controle de todas as situações. Educado para se permitir a fazer o que quiser, ter emprego, ter família e poder “sustentar” a mulher e os filhos. 

Ao se deparar com a ruptura de todos os seus pseudos conceitos de superioridade, o homem deduz que seu controle sob a mulher está abalado.  E a unica forma de imprimir um pouco de superioridade sob a mulher é através da força física.


Empoderar-se é se revestir de direitos, que possa usufruir de forma igual, sem discriminação. O que isso significa? Significa gozar de liberdades, inclusive e tão importante, a liberdade sexual. Escolher seus parceiros e determinar quando e com quem deseja se envolver sexualmente, independente do casamento. 

E isso assusta e como assusta! Até bem pouco tempo, apenas os homens tinham direito a essa escolha.

O empoderamento da mulher assusta. E medo seria a palavra mais apropriada para definir a reação de alguns homens diante do poder que a mulher vem conquistando numa luta coletiva por direitos a ela negados histórico e culturalmente. 



Numa cultura masculinizada, esse processo de empoderar a mulher vem causando um verdadeiro temor numa sociedade resignada aos papeis sociais atribuídos de forma desigual. 

Medo de perder a autoridade concedida, medo de perder o status de provedor da casa, da ultima palavra. Medo de não ter competência sexual suficiente para dar prazer a essa mulher experiente. Medo de ganhar menos que ela. MEDO! MEDO! MEDO!

Em resumo, o medo de perder o controle sob a mulher, em vista de seu empoderamento social, é o que está levando ao aumento vertiginoso da violência doméstica, praticada pelos homens.




Fontes:

http://g1.globo.com/jornal-hoje/noticia/2014/02/homens-que-agridem-mulheres-seguem-um-ciclo-de-violencia.html
http://www.resilienciamag.com/httpwww-brasilpost-com-br20141125violencia-psicologica_n_6214298-html/
http://www.universal.org/noticias/2012/10/17/algumas-caracter%C3%ADsticas-do-homem-violento-28004.html
http://www.bloggotadagua.com.br/2015/11/por-que-o-empoderamento-da-mulher.html






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Yes, that's an article by the BBC on the happiest places in the world in which to live.  So it should be perfect for what I'm looking for.  So I followed the link.  To be told this:
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Errm, pardon?

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          Fidel está muerto        
So there is a reason to cheer, the death of Fidel Castro, should be a cause of celebration and reflection for everyone who believes in individual freedom, world peace, human rights and has both liberal and conservative values.  For the regime he founded continues to be one marked by violence, intimidation, intolerance and denial.

Castro interrogating a farmer as private property rights get abolished

Castro was a thug, a murderer and a warmongerer.  He urged Khrushchev to attack the US with nuclear weapons, which would have triggered World War Three.  

He incarcerated political opponents, labelling anyone who opposed the regime as "mentally ill" so they could be locked up indefinitely for not realising how lucky they are to be under socialism.  

He imprisoned Cubans who had HIV, he ran a prison state that saw Cubans flee at their own risk by boat to the United States.  Americans didn't flee to Cuba to embrace socialism.

Cuba under Castro was propped up by the USSR, in effect, poor Russians helped keep Castro's revolution alive.  A policy that ended with the collapse of the USSR, but from then on Cuba's rhetoric was that it was poor because the US embargo hindered it.  How a socialist state can claim that its prosperity is dependent on trading with a capitalist liberal democracy remains a mystery.

Cuba's joke is the large numbers of vintage American cars roaming the streets, only recently supplemented by Chinese vehicles.  This is seen as quaint, but is reflects poverty. 

One of the great claims about Cuba's "successes" is statistics around education and healthcare, because it claims low levels of child poverty and life expectancy that is high compared to other Latin American countries.  Yet the source of these statistics is entirely the Cuban one-party state, which imprisons its critics, so has to be at least treated with a high degree of scepticism.   Whenever foreigners inspect the Cuban healthcare system, they get to see what the regime wants them to see.   The UN may take the reported statistics from all member states on face value, but that's naive and absurd.  Only once Cuba is free will the veracity of these claims be clear, for now it is at best opaque. 

Of course, the usual suspects have come out singing paeans over Cuba.  Red Ken Livingstone couldn't help himself on BBC Radio 4 today saying that Cuba was "open and relaxed", even though it is a criminal offence for anyone other than the state to publish or broadcast, and when confronted with the regime's intolerance he said that in the UK anyone supporting Hitler was imprisoned. Odious little worm.

Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn said he was a "champion of social justice" and dismissed imprisonment of dissenters and continued authoritarianism as saying "there are problems of excesses by all regimes",  confirming the man is a moral relativistic sympathiser with dictatorship.

Vladimir Putin said he made his country free, well maybe by his standards..

President of the EU, Jean Claude Juncker said Castro was a "hero to many", which indicates the quisling relativist tolerance of a man and an organisation that ought to be celebrating the end of a man, whose regime provided support and succour for brutal regimes that impoverished and denied the human rights of citizens of 12 current EU Member States.  

Canadian Prime Minister, the illiberal Justin Trudeau lionised him as having "deep and lasting affection" for the Cuban people, including those he killed for opposing him.

Sinn Fein, which until recently lionised terrorism as a legitimate technique to change minds and power, is commemorating him as a hero.

The position people take on Castro should be your litmus test for their morality.

Castro used violence against those who opposed him.  He criminalise anyone who published or broadcast any criticism of his regime, so he was intolerant and authoritarian.   Dismissing any politicians whose core strategy is to do violence to his opponents is appeasement of dictatorship, rejection of any liberal values whatsoever, and places his supporters in the same mould as fascist apologists.  

To claim that "well he gave them education and healthcare" justifies a system of terror for anyone criticising the government or any of its policies or any of those with the privileges and trappings of power, is the justification of a fascist.   For "he" gave them nothing.  He ran a prison slave state which forced teachers and doctors to do the bidding of the party, he used his comrades of another slave state - the USSR- to supply the equipment, technology and training - to deliver a system that could have been delivered under liberal democracy.   Indeed, Chile's post-Pinochet success demonstrates that a liberal free-market democratic government can deliver the prosperity, including high standards of education and healthcare, without pointing guns at its citizens for criticising the regime.  

The best that can be said of Castro is he replaced another vile dictatorship - the Batista regime - and that he could have been worse.  However, pardon me if I don't think reaching the abominable barbarities of Kim Il Sung, Enver Hoxha or Nicolae Ceaucescu is an "achievement".

So to hell with Castro.  Some of the people who claimed with Donald Trump being elected, he is the "new Hitler" are mourning the loss of a man who was much closer to Hitler than Trump is ever likely to be.  

If someone is an apologist for Castro, or says he "made mistakes" or " his human rights were dreadful but", then they are excusing the blood spilt, the poverty, the propaganda, the utter denial of human liberty, and the politics of fear, terror and the jackboot, over the politics of debate, diversity and tolerance.

Treat the apologists of Castro accordingly.  The people in Miami celebrating his death lived under him, or have relatives who do.  The people elsewhere mourning are exercising the freedoms that Castro never tolerated and Cuba doesn't tolerate today.

Let's hope Mugabe doesn't see out the year as well.

Let's hope Cubans in the New Year gain the freedom to speak openly and honestly about the past 55 years of their country, even though thousands of so-called "liberals" in the West couldn't really care less.

UPDATE:  In 2008 I wrote the Top Ten Reasons Castro should be hated.

In 2010 I wrote on how the Green Party of NZ appeased the Cuban dictatorship

Read Katherine Hirschfeld's critical review of Cuba's healthcare system, including how much of it is "informal" and how it is illegal to refuse any healthcare including abortions. 


          Theresa May is no friend of freedom: any Tory leader but May        
It's been just over a week and the UK still exists, and hasn't left the European Union.  That's a matter for the next government, as David Cameron, having promised to implement the outcome of the election, decided to wimp out completely.

It was widely assumed that as Boris Johnson had led the Vote Leave campaign, he would be in pole position to become Conservative Party leader, but that fell apart last week when his closest ally, Justice Secretary Michael Gove came to the (correct) conclusion that Johnson wasn't up to it.   As clever and witty and Johnson is, he isn't a man for detail and demonstrated in a column at the beginning of last week that his thinking was muddled and uncertain.  It also became clear that Boris was not trustworthy.  As Mayor he became addicted to vanity projects.  First a cable-car across the Thames that is barely used, then bespoke buses that no bus company would buy, so he got taxpayers to buy them for the companies.  He bought second-hand water cannons after the 2011 London riots that were not legal to operate in the UK, so remained idle, but maintained at taxpayers' expense.   He spent millions on a proposal for a vast new airport in the Thames Estuary to replace Heathrow, even though nothing in the statutory roles and responsibility of the Mayor includes aviation, and claimed businesses were "lining up" to pay for it, which of course was utter nonsense.  Finally, he embarked on a vast network of "cycling superhighways", taking away traffic lanes to accommodate cycling commutes for half the year (the other half the numbers dwindle because of the weather).  This has, in part, been responsible for increasing congestion and pollution, and cutting bus patronage.

In short, Boris is a showman, an intelligent raconteur and I'd even say he has mildly libertarian instincts, but as a Prime Minister, Chairman of Cabinet and chief negotiator with the European Union?  No.  He avoids conflict, his main approach to critics is to try to be witty or change the subject.  Expert debater, but loose with the facts.  This is why Michael Gove, a quiet, principled Conservative politician, who has cared little for his own image, decided to withdraw his backing and run himself.  Gove notably on BBC Question Time was questioning of the government he belonged to (as Cabinet Minister with collective responsibility) pursuing press regulation, because he was uncomfortable with government interfering with what newspapers could or could not publish.  

Yet the front runner is Theresa May.  Daughter of a Vicar, and the longest serving Home Secretary for decades.  She campaigned rather timidly for Remain, and while she is notable for her negotiating skills, she is frightening in her disregard for liberty.  

Her speech launching her campaign for leader alone should make just about anyone who doesn't have sympathies with the National Front, wonder...

"we should make clear that for the foreseeable future there is absolutely no change in Britain’s trading relationships with the EU or other markets. And until a new legal agreement is reached with the EU, which will not happen for some time, the legal status of British nationals living or working in Europe will not change – and neither will the status of EU nationals in Britain."

In other words, despite the Leave campaign making it absolutely clear that the legal status of any EU nationals living in the UK today would not change, she is putting it up for grabs.  Does it mean she could envisage having the Police knocking on the doors of families who have spent years working legally and peacefully to round them up and send them home?  Well an interview on ITV news/interview show Peston today made thing worse as reported by Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator:

Robert Peston: Now, there’s a lot of anxiety among migrants who’ve come here from the rest of the EU about whether they’ll be allowed to stay. There’s also quite a lot of anxiety among Brits living in the rest of Europe. What would you say to them?

May: What I’d say is that, at the moment we’re still a member of the EU, and the arrangements still continue, so there is no change to their position currently. But of course, as part of the negotiation, we will need to look at this question of people who are here in the UK from the EU, and I want to be able to ensure that we’re able to not just guarantee a position for those people, but guarantee the position for British citizens who are over in other member states, in other countries in Europe and living there.

Peston: So you would like people both… you’d like Brits abroad and migrants here to stay? Forever basically?

May: Well, nobody necessarily stays anywhere forever. But I think what’s important…

Peston: But at their choice?

May: What’s important is there will be a negotiation here as to how we deal with that issue of people who are already here and who have established a life here and Brits who’ve established a life in other countries within the European Union. And that is, their position at the moment is as it has been. There’s no change at the moment, but of course we have to factor that into the negotiations.

As Fraser Nelson, a Vote Leave supporter said:

Michael Gove and the rest of the Vote Leave leadership made this clear during the campaign: no deportations. Not even a question of deportations. Brexit was a vote to control immigration, to control the inflow: currently more than three times higher than Mrs May’s 100,000 target. But it was not a vote to boot out anybody, and to allow even the slightest doubt about that point is grossly irresponsible. Especially at a time when so many are trying to cast the Brexit vote in the worst possible light.

Britain needs these people; our NHS needs these people. We don’t keep them as a favour to Poland and nor should we ever dream of bargaining their residency in some game of diplomatic hardball. The EU may threaten deportation of Brits: it’s a corrupt and undemocratic institution which is why the 52pc of us voted to leave. But no British government should ever consider kicking out any of the two million EU nationals who are already with us..

Quite.  It's deplorable.

However, no one should be surprised.  May embraced the so-called "Snoopers' Charter" as she took every call from the Police, MI5 and MI6 for additional powers for surveillance as being in the public good.  Her proposals mean that a list of every website everyone in the UK visits must be held for at least one year with the Police having open rights to go through all those URLs, but needing a "warrant" to check the "contents".   Besides being completely draconian, it also shows an astonishing ignorance of the internet.  It's like saying I have a list of all the books you have read, but unless I get permission I couldn't work out what was in them.   

Former Liberal Democrat Minister, David Laws, said that between security and liberty, May always chose security, noting that former Home Security Ken Clarke often turned down requests for more powers from security services because "we would be a Police state".

Quite.

Gove is a good man, but I fear his quip that economic experts warning that leaving the EU were like the Nazis organising a smear campaign against Einstein makes him unsuitable to negotiate a new trading relationship with the EU.  He admits it was stupid, but for all his merits, he isn't the right man for the job.  The other three, Andrea Leadsom (pro-Leave ex. financial manager), Stephen Crabb (God botherer from Wales) and Liam Fox (Google Adam Werritty) all have pluses and minuses, more minuses than pluses in my book, but all of them are better than May.  

The contest is a process of attrition.  Conservative MPs vote on the candidates repeatedly, with the lowest polling dropping out until there are two.  I fear May will be one of them, and for now I just hope that whoever is the other can defeat her.

With the UK Labour Party led by a communist who is defying 80% of his Parliamentary party to remain leader, the country has no effective Opposition.   Make no mistake, Theresa May is an enemy of individual freedom, she is no "new Thatcher" and should not become Prime Minister. 




          Student Unions in the UK explicitly appeasing fascism        
It's entirely logical.  The natural conclusion of the philosophy of post-modernist moral relativism, that refuses to apply moral judgment to those who engage in genocide, slavery and rape of women and children, incinerates prisoners of war, beheads those it simply dislikes (including children who do not submit to its religion) and kills men for being gay.  

For that is what University College London (student) Union has done, following on from the National Union of Students last year.  Brendan O'Neill in The Spectator writes more on what happened.  Basically, the Activities and Events Officer of UCLU (Asad Khan) said that a former student, who has fought with the Kurds in Syria to repel ISIS, could not talk about his experiences because "there are two sides and UCLU wants to avoid taking sides".

Moral relativism has hit its epitome in this act by Asad Khan.  I wonder if Mr Khan takes the same approach when confronted with any crimes.  Would he stop women talking about rape because "there are two sides"? Would someone talking about racist abuse be told that she couldn't talk without the alleged abuser being there because "there are two sides"?  I doubt it.  Asad Khan is a selective moral relativist, he only wants to appease mass murdering fascist religious fundamentalists who are explicitly sexist, racist, homophobic and touters of violence as the solution to any infringement.

NUS last year refused to approve a motion condemning ISIS because that would be "Islamophobic" and offensive.   As if this doesn't feed the belief of some that all Muslims are deep down supporters of the ideology and tactics of ISIS.

What this tells you is that student unions in the UK, which long have had remarkably selective morality about foreign affairs.  It goes without saying that for decades it rightly condemned apartheid, but never had anything to say about the slaughters of opponents by African dictatorships such as Robert Mugabe.  It's always been a friend of the Palestinians and opponent of Israel, but not so much the friend of the Iranian opposition to the regime.   In short, it has always been vehement against dictatorships and perceived oppression caused by the UK Government, the US, NATO member states or other Western regimes, but curiously quiet over any regimes that take on any of the above.   Standard far-left moral relativism which fits in perfectly with the current leader of the UK Labour Party.

Yet now, it should be abundantly clear to any students with a conscience, libertarian or even those who identify themselves as left-liberal (with the beliefs in secularism, free speech, feminism, LGBT rights), that the student union movement in the UK has now aligned itself with a far-left movement that is, at its core, fascist.

It's not that the student unions are completely amoral and relativist, demanding equal weight and time be given to all opinions on everything.   Like I said above, they would never take a stance on anything at that point, as all opinions are equally valid and it would be "disempowering" to take a stand which explicitly repudiates the views of others.  

No, they have views, it's just that the perspective that wins out, over everything, is fundamentally illiberal, intolerant and appeasing of fascism.  

A man who fought to protect civilians from violence, including murder, enslavement and women and children from rape, was not allowed to speak because those who would murder, enslave and rape deserve a hearing too.  What's that if not appeasement of fascism?

For that's what ISIS is, it is what the more "moderate" forms of Islamism (as seen in Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States) are.  Islamofascism.  This is what the mainstream of the British left now tolerates because it is what the Labour Party leader (and his acolytes) now express as their standard view

It is what journalist and former Labour Party member Nick Cohen described in The New Statesman:

the fact remains that the Labour party has just endorsed an apologist for Putin’s imperial aggression; a man who did not just appear on the propaganda channel of Russia, which invades its neighbours and persecutes gays, but also of Iran, whose hangmen actually execute gays. Labour’s new leader sees a moral equivalence between 9/11 and the assassination of bin Laden, and associates with every variety of women-hating, queer-bashing, Jew-baiting jihadi, holocaust denier and 9/11 truther. His supporters know it, but they don’t care.

For those of us who are libertarians, we are used to the far-left appeasing soft communist regimes like Venezuela, which harasses the opposition media, stacks the courts, wrecks the economy and blames it all on US imperialism.  We are used to the far-left demanding civil liberties, but seeking to take the majority of some people's income, and some of their assets, to control their entrepreneurial activities and even more lately, curtail their freedom of speech because it might cause "offence".

However, now the mainstream left appeases the very people who would impose a tyranny that would take all that it claims to care for back to the dark ages.

Even when some of them oppose ISIS, they are willing to appease a lesser tyranny (Bashar Assad) that drops chemical weapons and barrel bombs civilians, presumably because Assad is ideologically aligned to the left.  After all, the Assad hereditary dictatorship has long been aligned to the USSR (and now Russia), been anti-Western, has repeatedly occupied Lebanon, waged war against Israel and backed Hezbollah, and is now backed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.  

This video from the BBC programme Daily Politics below reveals how Syrian opposition activists claim the self-styled (far left) "Stop The War Coalition" (which Jeremy Corbyn has long belonged to) has rallies against war in Syria to back the Assad dictatorship.  With a meeting chaired by Shadow International Aid Secretary Diane Abbott (a long standing hard-left Labour MP), "Stop the War"  refused to let any Syrians talk at a public meeting about "opposing war in Syria".



In essence, "Stop the War" coalition isn't opposed to war in Syria at all, simply opposed to Western intervention in the war.  As far as it is concerned, it doesn't want to know about the Assad regime bombing civilians and using chemical weapons, killing over 100,000, for it backs that side against both the small liberal opposition, and the wide swathe of Islamist opposition groups, including ISIS (but it doesn't support Western bombing of ISIS because the West can't do any good anywhere).

Hardly surprising, since mourner for the USSR and sycophant of multiple dictatorships, George Galloway, praised Bashar Assad:

 
I wouldn't be surprised if Galloway didn't seek to rejoin the Labour Party and become a candidate, presuming he loses his bid to be Mayor of London next year under his Islamofascist appeasing/Marxist RESPECT Party banner.

You'll find the same appeasement of Islamofascism in universities and increasingly the mainstream left all over the Western world, including the USA, Australia and New Zealand.  It is the banal end-result of combining identity politics (which deems all Muslims as "victims" deserving of special kid gloves treatment and tolerance, regardless of their own views) with the vacuous moral relativism of post-modernists philosophy (there being no such thing as objective reality or morality rooted in reason and values, just different cultural/identity perspectives).

In this environment, actual Islamofascists can shield themselves as being protected by those whose other values they despise.  Meanwhile, Muslims who seek to move towards more liberal values or apostate Muslims (who have converted to other religions or rejected religion) are largely ignored.  After all if you reject Islam, you're no longer a member of the oppressed identity.

In the 1930s, the far-left ignored and appeased Stalin, in the 1960s and 1970s it appeased Mao, today it appeases Islamofascism.  However today, the far-left IS the mainstream left.  In between patrolling language it considers racist, sexist and homophobic, it is providing succour for the most racist, sexist, homophobic band of terrorists seen in modern history.

It's time to call them out for what they are - appeasers and facilitators of fascism.

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          'Không thể dá»±a vào liên kết quyền lá»±c mà vi phạm pháp luật'        

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TS Lê Đăng Doanh hy vọng tình hình ngân hàng trong thời gian sắp tới sẽ ổn định hơn. GETTY IMAGES

Một chuyên gia về quản lý kinh tế bình luận với BBC sớm hay muộn, câu hỏi về trách nhiệm của Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam về những sai phạm trong hệ thống ngân hàng cũng sẽ được đặt ra.

Tiến sỹ Lê Đăng Doanh, nguyên Viện trưởng Viện Quản lý Kinh tế Trung ương (CIEM), cho rằng những lãnh đạo ngân hàng hiện nay đã rút ra được bài học rằng không thể chỉ dựa vào liên kết với cán bộ cao cấp trong bộ máy quyền lực mà vi phạm pháp luật.

Gần đây, nhiều vị cựu lãnh đạo các ngân hàng bị bắt giữ hay đưa ra xét xử, như các vụ ông Phạm Công Danh - cựu lãnh đạo Ngân hàng Xây dựng, ông Trầm Bê - cựu lãnh đạo Sacombank, Hà Văn Thắm và đồng phạm của Oceanbank...

Việt Nam: 'Lãnh đạo ngân hàng dễ bị khép tội'

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TS Lê Đăng Doanh

Liên kết trong bộ máy quyền lực

Bình luận về thực trạng của một số vụ án trong ngành ngân hàng, TS Lê Đăng Doanh nói với BBC từ Hà Nội:

"Hệ thống ngân hàng Việt Nam là một hệ thống phát triển rất nhanh trong thời gian vừa qua. Để có thể hoạt động tốt, một số lãnh đạo ngân hàng đã liên kết với các cán bộ cấp rất cao trong bộ máy quyền lực.

"Họ nghĩ là với những liên kết như vậy, họ có thể bước lên trên các quy định pháp luật để phục vụ lợi ích nhóm.

"Điều đó có thể thực hiện được khi nhân vật đó còn nắm quyền lực trong tay. Nhưng khi người đó không còn ở vị trí quyền lực nữa thì những sếp ngân hàng đấy, dù còn làm việc hay nghỉ hưu, có thể phải đối mặt với những cáo trạng về pháp luật.

"Đó là thực trạng của một số vụ án chúng ta thấy như hiện nay, ví dụ như vụ ông Trầm Bê. Đã có tin đồn từ 4, 5 năm nay là ông Trầm Bê bị bắt, nhưng mãi đến gần đây, do tiến triển của điều tra và quyết tâm của lãnh đạo thì ông Bê mới bị bắt".

Sau khi xuất hiện một số tin đồn 'bất lợi' về ông Trần Bắc Hà, cựu Chủ tịch Hội đông Quản trị Ngân hàng BIDV, giá cổ phiếu ngân hàng BIDV sụt giảm rất mạnh trong phiên giao dịch ngày 9/8 mặc dù Tổng cục Cảnh sát đã bãi bỏ tin ông Hà bị bắt, truyền thông trong nước đưa tin.

Bình luận về hiện tượng này, TS Lê Đăng Doanh nói với BBC tin đồn đó dẫn đến việc một số nhà đầu tư lo ngại.

"Họ [nhà đầu tư] bán cổ phiếu ra gây giảm giá cổ phiếu nặng nề. Những biến động như vậy cũng thường xảy ra ở những nền kinh tế khác. Đó là giá phải trả cho những biến động và thiếu an toàn trong hệ thống ngân hàng hiện nay".

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Trụ sở Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam. HOANG DINH NAM

Bài học cho lãnh đạo ngân hàng hiện nay

Theo TS Lê Đăng Doanh, những sai phạm của hệ thống ngân hàng gần đây được đưa ra khá rầm rộ.

"Có tới hơn 100 vụ được khởi tố với hàng trăm nhân vật trong hệ thống ngân hàng đã và sẽ bị điều tra hay bị bắt.

"Đến một lúc nào đấy, người ta sẽ đặt câu hỏi trách nhiệm của cơ quan quản lý nhà nước là như thế nào. Trách nhiệm đó gồm trách nhiệm tinh thần, hành chính, tài chính và hình sự. Trong thời gian sắp tới đây, sớm hay muộn, vấn đề [quy trách nhiệm] này sẽ được quyết định.

Trả lời câu hỏi của BBC về bài học mà các lãnh đạo ngân hàng hiện nay có thể rút ra sau những sai phạm trong ngành ngân hàng, TS Doanh nói:

"Những người lãnh đạo ngân hàng hiện nay đã học được những bài học kinh nghiệm là không thể chỉ dựa vào mối quan hệ quen biết với một số người có quyền lực mà có thể hành động vi phạm pháp luật. Vì việc đó có thể sẽ bị trả giá rất là đắt.

Ông cho biết hệ thống ngân hàng Việt Nam đã có sự điều chỉnh. "Chẳng hạn ngân hàng nhà nước trước đây đã mua lại một số ngân hàng với giá 0 đồng, hay nỗ lực sáp nhập ngân hàng, hay kiểm tra và đặt một số ngân hàng dưới sự giám sát đặc biệt.

"Ông thống đốc ngân hàng nhà nước mới được bổ nhiệm đã có những chính sách rất thận trọng trong việc xử lý tỷ giá, lãi suất, tín dụng."

"Tôi hy vọng tình hình ngân hàng trong thời gian sắp tới sẽ được ổn định hơn," TS Lê Đăng Doanh nói.

Nguồn: http://www.bbc.com/vietnamese/business-40876328


          Nông dân phản đối chính quyền tham tàn là ‘phòng vệ chính đáng’        

Tiến sĩ Luật Cù Huy Hà Vũ

Democracy Digest 4/8/2017

Theo Thời báo New York, Việt Nam đã lùi trong một nước cờ thí trên biển chống Trung Quốc, tạm ngưng một dự án khoan khí đã được phê duyệt ở Biển Đông làm Bắc Kinh tức giận. Tin này trùng với tin Việt Nam đã gây ra một cuộc tranh cãi ngoại giao với Đức về vụ bắt cóc rõ ràng một cựu giám đốc công ty dầu mỏ tại Berlin. Vụ này gợi lên khả năng Hà Nội đang theo gương các quốc gia toàn trị khác bắt cóc xuyên biên giới vi phạm luật pháp quốc tế. Tuy nhiên, theo Tiến sĩ Cù Huy Hà Vũ, nhà bất đồng chính kiến, học giả hiến pháp và nhà tranh đấu pháp lý hàng đầu, tình trạng bất ổn xã hội gia tăng cùng với việc nhà nước độc đảng toàn trị đột ngột tăng cường bức hại các nhà bất đồng chính kiến làm cho căng thẳng giữa công dân và Nhà nước tăng cao, điều này có nguy cơ phá hoại sự đoàn kết đối phó với Trung Quốc.

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Ngày 15 tháng 4 năm 2017, hàng ngàn nông dân ở xã Đồng Tâm ở ngoại ô Hà Nội, Việt Nam, đã bắt giữ 38 cảnh sát và quan chức chính quyền địa phương được cử đi trấn áp họ vì họ đã phản đối việc chính quyền lấy đất nông nghiệp của họ một cách bất hợp pháp để giao cho một doanh nghiệp thuộc Bộ Quốc phòng.

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Một tuần sau đó, ngày 22 tháng 4 năm 2017, Chủ tịch UBND thành phố Hà Nội Nguyễn Đức Chung buộc phải đối thoại với người dân xã này như một điều kiện cho việc phóng thích những người bị bắt giữ. Trong cuộc đối thoại, quan chức này đã có văn bản cam kết giải quyết khiếu nại cũng như không truy tố người dân về việc bắt cảnh sát và quan chức chính quyền. Ngay sau đó những người bị bắt giữ đã được thả.

Đây là một sự kiện chính trị chưa từng có ở Việt Nam, bởi đây là lần đầu tiên công dân đã có thể bắt giữ một số khá đông cảnh sát và và quan chức, và hơn thế nữa, ngay tại thủ đô. Thật vậy, chính xác là 20 năm trước, vào tháng 5 và tháng 6 năm 1997, hàng ngàn nông dân ở tỉnh Thái Bình đã nổi dậy chống lại các cấp chính quyền địa phương tham nhũng. Họ đập phá trụ sở công an huyện, dùng đá và gạch tấn công các lực lượng an ninh được trang bị vòi rồng và chó nghiệp vụ và săn bắt các quan chức xã tham nhũng. Tại xã Quỳnh Hoa, Chủ tịch UBND và Bí thư Đảng ủy bị trói và rong đi dưới mưa.

Nhiều nhà quan sát trong và ngoài Việt Nam, gồm cả các luật sư, bất luận có ủng hộ hành động của người dân xã Đồng Tâm hay không, đều cho rằng người dân nơi đây đã phạm tội "chống người thi hành công vụ". Truyền thông Mỹ và nhiều nước khác mô tả sự kiện này là "bắt cảnh sát làm con tin".

Ngược với quan điểm trên, tôi cho rằng người dân Đồng Tâm không phải là tội phạm vì hành động của họ là "phòng vệ chính đáng" theo Điều 15 của Bộ luật Hình sự. Điều luật này quy định: "Phòng vệ chính đáng là hành vi của người vì bảo vệ lợi ích của Nhà nước, của tổ chức, bảo vệ quyền, lợi ích chính đáng của mình hoặc của người khác, mà chống trả lại một cách cần thiết người đang có hành vi xâm phạm các lợi ích nói trên. Phòng vệ chính đáng không phải là tội phạm".

Vì vậy, bất cứ ai nhìn thấy một hành động đang xảy ra hoặc sắp xảy ra có nguy cơ xâm phạm các quyền hợp pháp (tính mạng, sức khoẻ, tài sản ...) của bản thân hoặc của bất cứ ai khác đều có quyền sử dụng vũ lực để vô hiệu hóa hành động này, bất kể chủ thể của hành động là ai. Cũng như vậy, bất kỳ hành vi nào khác có dấu hiệu rõ ràng tiếp tay hành động nguy hiểm cho xã hội đều là đối tượng của "phòng vệ chính đáng".

Trước khi sự kiện tháng Tư, Ủy ban nhân dân thành phố Hà Nội đã không hề giải quyết khiếu nại của người dân Đồng Tâm hoặc hướng dẫn những công dân này khởi kiện ra tòa theo Luật Tố tụng Hành chính. Điều này có nghĩa các nhà chức trách không có cơ sở pháp lý để xác định người dân Đồng Tâm canh tác đất đai bất hợp pháp. Vì vậy, việc cưỡng chế thu hồi đất của UBND thành phố Hà Nội hoàn toàn trái pháp luật và do đó, sự chống đối của nông dân là hợp pháp. Nói cách khác, cảnh sát và quan chức chính quyền địa phương được cử đến đàn áp người dân Đồng Tâm là đang hành động bất hợp pháp.

Sau khi cảnh sát bắt bốn nông dân xã Đồng Tâm, người dân nơi đây đã không còn cách nào khác ngoài việc sử dụng quyền "phòng vệ chính đáng" của họ bằng cách bắt giữ các cảnh sát và quan chức nói trên. Vì lý do này, hành động của người dân Đồng Tâm không phải là một hành vi cấu thành "Tội chống người thi hành công vụ" hoặc "Tội bắt, giữ hoặc giam người trái pháp luật". Điều này cũng bác bỏ quan điểm cho rằng hành động của người dân Đồng Tâm là "bắt làm con tin". Thật vậy, "con tin" chỉ áp dụng cho người bị bắt giữ mà người này không có hành vi vi phạm pháp luật hoặc xâm phạm lợi ích của người khác.

Quan điểm này đã được tác giả trình bày trong hai bài viết về sự kiện Đồng Tâm được BBC đăng vào các ngày 3 và 11 tháng 6 năm 2017.

Ngày 13 tháng 6 năm 2017, Công an Hà Nội khởi tố vụ án hình sự chống lại người dân Đồng Tâm theo Điều 123 của Bộ luật Hình sự (Tội bắt, giữ hoặc giam người trái pháp luật). Chính quyền Hà Nội lật lọng cam kết của mình đối với những nông dân này là nhằm hai mục tiêu chính sau đây:

• Thứ nhất, khủng bố người dân Đồng Tâm để họ ngừng khiếu nại nhằm đảm bảo trót lọt việc chính quyền thu hồi đất cho các nhóm lợi ích.

• Thứ hai, ngăn chặn người dân Đồng Tâm nói riêng và người dân Việt Nam nói chung sử dụng "phòng vệ chính đáng" theo Bộ luật hình sự, đồng nghĩa sử dụng vũ lực để chống lại bất kỳ sự đàn áp nào từ phía chính quyền.

Hai mục đích của việc khởi tố vụ án hình sự chống lại người dân Đồng Tâm phản ánh mối quan hệ ngày càng khó khăn giữa xã hội Việt Nam và chế độ cộng sản. Mối bất hòa này là kết quả của việc quan chức chính quyền trung ương và địa phương tham nhũng chiếm đoạt bất hợp pháp đất đai của người dân, dẫn đến sự phản đối ngày càng tăng của người dân.

Theo điều 53 của Hiến pháp Việt Nam, "đất đai thuộc sở hữu toàn dân do Nhà nước đại diện chủ sở hữu và thống nhất quản lý". Trên thực tế, đất đai là tài sản của Nhà nước và người dân chỉ là người thuê đất, có nghĩa là chính quyền có thể thu hồi đất bất cứ lúc nào. Cũng cần nhắc lại rằng chính sách "đất đai thuộc sở hữu toàn dân" ra đời sau khi Cộng sản tiếp quản Nam Việt Nam vào năm 1975. Chính sách này đã được cụ thể hoá trong Hiến pháp năm 1980. Văn bản pháp luật này cho thấy sở hữu đất đai thông qua chính sách "người cày có ruộng", được chính phủ cộng sản thông qua trước khi đất nước thống nhất, chỉ là cái kế đưa nông dân, chiếm 90% dân số, đứng về phía Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hòa (DRV) - chính quyền cộng sản đóng tại Hà Nội - chiến đấu chống lại Pháp và sau đó là Hoa Kỳ.

Tư nhân hóa và đô thị hoá tiếp sau sự chuyển đổi sang kinh tế thị trường vào năm 1986 do sự sụp đổ của nền kinh tế kế hoạch hóa từ trung ương theo học thuyết Mác đã biến đất đai thành một tài sản có giá trị đặc biệt. Đầu tư nước ngoài cũng góp phần làm tăng giá đất. Thật vậy, chính quyền cho các công ty nước ngoài thuê đất hoặc dùng đất làm vốn góp trong liên doanh. Điều này giải thích tại sao chính quyền đã ra sức thu đất của người dân với chút ít bồi thường hoặc không bồi thường chút nào để giao cho các nhóm lợi ích. Ví dụ, Chính quyền Hà Nội gần đây đã thu đất của người dân ở phường Dương Nội với giá 201.600 đồng 1 mét vuông để sau đó bán lại với giá 35.000.000 đồng 1 mét vuông. Tóm lại, đối với nhà cầm quyền Việt Nam, đất đai đã trở thành một mặt hàng mang lại siêu lợi nhuận. Nói cách khác, phân loại duy nhất phù hợp với chính quyền Việt Nam là "chính quyền tham tàn".

Kinh nghiệm cho thấy rằng đàn áp của chính quyền chỉ làm người dân chống đối hơn, điều này có thể làm suy yếu sự thống nhất quốc gia khi Việt Nam đang phải đối mặt với những đe dọa từ Trung Quốc, đặc biệt trên Biển Đông. Do đó, xoá bỏ Điều 53 Hiến pháp quy định Nhà nước sở hữu đất đai nói riêng, sửa đổi Hiến pháp theo hướng tạo thuận lợi cho tư nhân hoá kinh tế và tự do hoá chính trị nói chung, là cách tốt nhất để chính quyền Việt Nam bảo vệ thành công lợi ích quốc gia cũng như thực sự là "chính quyền của Dân, do Dân và vì Dân" như Hiến pháp quy định.

C.H.H.V.

Bản tiếng Anh: "Vietnamese farmers' protests are 'legitimate defense' against ruling kleptocracy" đã đăng trên Democracy Digest (http://www.demdigest.org/vietnamese-farmers-protests-legitimate-defense-ruling-kleptocracy/)

Tác giả gửi BVN


          Thật đáng xấu hổ (Mênh mông thế sá»± để gió cuốn đi số 10)        

TÆ°Æ¡ng Lai

Xấu hổ vì cái gì? Tại sao mà xấu hổ?

Xấu hổ vì “một sự bội ước lòng tin vô cùng lớn”. Đó là lời của Schaefer, người phát ngôn của Bộ Ngoại giao Cộng hòa Liên bang Đức trong thông cáo về “việc bắt cóc công dân Việt Nam Trịnh Xuân Thanh trên lãnh thổ Đức là hành động vi phạm luật pháp Đức và luật pháp quốc tế một cách trắng trợn và chưa từng có”.

Đúng là trắng trợn và chưa từng có trong hành động “vi phạm luật pháp Đức và luật pháp quốc tế”. Chứ với những người đã quen phải sống trong môi trường xã hội Việt Nam thì chuyện “bắt cóc” bởi một lực lượng có vũ khí, hành động theo một tính toán có bài bản được chỉ đạo chặt chẽ thì đúng là trắng trợn song không hề, càng không phải là “chưa từng có”. Cũng không phải là tàn tích tệ hại “đói ăn vụng, túng làm càn”, “xin không được thì cướp” của một thời phong kiến, thực dân thối nát khi dân ta phải gánh chịu hai tròng áp bức đã lùi xa non thế kỷ!

Chỉ mới đây thôi, giữa thanh thiên bạch nhật, bốn sĩ quan với cấp bậc, chức vụ cụ thể đã lừa cụ lão nông 82 tuổi Lê Văn Kình ra cánh Đồng Sênh để thực hiện hành vi bắt cóc, mà theo cụ là để “nhằm thủ tiêu để bịt đầu mối, không cho cụ lên tiếng phanh phui sự thật trong vụ cướp đất ở cánh Đồng Sênh.” Để thực hiện được kịch bản tồi tệ đó, họ xông vào đạp cụ gãy xương, quẳng cụ lên xe “như quẳng một con vật”, sau đó dùng còng số 8 khóa quặt hai tay rồi nhét giẻ vào mồm cụ, và cứ thế xe chạy 50km đưa cụ về nơi tạm giữ để lấy lời cung. Kịch bản bị phá sản vì dân Đồng Tâm phản ứng quyết liệt với kế hoạch côn đồ đó đã “rào làng chiến đấu”, bắt giữ con tin để buộc nhà cầm quyền phải thả người họ bắt cóc rồi sau đó ra quyết định khởi tố “vụ án gây rối trật tự công cộng”.

Không đàn áp được thì đành thương lượng vậy. Chủ tịch Hà Nội Nguyễn Đức Chung phải tự tay ký và điểm chỉ vào bản cam kết trước sự chứng kiến của các đại biểu Quốc hội và công an. Cam kết ba điều: thanh tra khách quan việc quản lý sử dụng đất quốc phòng và nông nghiệp, không truy cứu trách nhiệm hình sự người dân Đồng Tâm, điều tra, xác minh và xử lý việc bắt giữ gây thương tích cho cụ Lê Đình Kình. Sau khi đạt được mục tiêu “giải cứu con tin” thì ông Chủ tịch Hà Nội lật kèo cao giọng “phải thượng tôn pháp luật, lấy pháp luật làm trọng” xóa bỏ cam kết mà rằng “người dân không được phép đòi hỏi đất quốc phòng sử dụng vào việc gì, vì sao bỏ không, vì điều này thuộc về an ninh quốc gia”. Ông ta dõng dạc tuyên bố: “Không phải giải thích cho các anh đất làm gì? Các anh không có quyền đó, bởi đó là an ninh quốc gia”. Thế là gọn, chuyện thanh tra là “khách quan” cho nên việc quản lý sử dụng đất quốc phòng không còn là vấn đề nằm trong “cam kết” nữa, vì đất của Viettel đang chiếm dụng thuộc phạm trù “an ninh quốc gia”! Có súng, có còng số 8 trong tay cứ thế mà dấn lên. Bội ước lòng tin với dân thì có chi đáng sợ. Thì vẫn bội ước dài dài đó thôi, có sao đâu.

Chỉ có điều, với cung cách tư duy đã ăn sâu vào não trạng người đang cai trị dân trong một thể chế toàn trị phản dân chủ mà đem ra hành xử với thế giới thì thật quá liều lĩnh, quá bỉ ổi mà cái hệ lụy phải gánh là khôn lường. Có thể vì lú lẫn, họ không thấy được cái hệ lụy quá lớn đang đẩy họ vào cái thế kẹt trong quan hệ quốc tế. Bị coi là một quốc gia “bội ước” thì có gì nhục nhã hơn, đau đớn hơn. Ai, kẻ nào phải chịu trách nhiệm trả lời về nỗi nhục đó trước nhân dân? Ai? Chẳng nhẽ không ai cả?

Người Đức có lẽ vẫn chưa quên cuộc khủng hoảng bắt cóc con tin năm 1972, gây nên cuộc thảm sát Munich trong vụ khủng bố xảy ra tại Thế vận hội Mùa hè bởi nhóm tháng 9 đen! Là một nước văn minh với một hệ thống luật pháp tường minh và chặt chẽ của nhà nước pháp quyền có bề dày vững chắc, họ thẳng thừng lên án cái luật rừng với hành vi bắt cóc. Hơn nữa, dùng vũ lực xâm phạm và bắt cóc một người tại một quốc gia có chủ quyền thì pháp luật quốc tế cũng như pháp luật Đức coi đây là hành động khủng bố. Chính phủ Đức phải có phản ứng gay gắt với chính phủ Việt Nam để giữ được uy tín ở nước Đức. Người Đức không thể xử lý vụ việc này theo cách thức ngoại giao không ồn ã thông thường. Chính vì thế, nước Đức đã buộc phải coi Việt Nam như một “đối tác nguy hiểm” vi phạm an ninh của nước họ:

“Chúng tôi chắc chắn rằng các bộ phận của Nhà nước Việt Nam thực hiện vai trò trong những ngày gần đây, mà chỉ có thể nhận xét với quan niệm về pháp luật hình sự – bắt cóc người, bắt cóc” (nguyên văn: “Menschenraub, Entführung = bắt cóc”), người phát ngôn của Bộ Ngoại giao Đức tuyên bố tại Berlin.

Ông Bộ trưởng Bộ Ngoại giao Đức thì khẳng định: “Ông Trịnh Xuân Thanh đã bị đưa ra khỏi Đức bằng các biện pháp mà chúng tôi tin là người ta chỉ có thể xem được trong các phim ly kì về Chiến tranh Lạnh… Đây là điều chúng tôi không thể chấp nhận”. Thật rành rọt, ông Bộ trưởng nói rõ: “Hành vi của mật vụ Việt Nam trên lãnh thổ Đức là không thể chấp nhận được. Tôi muốn nói rất rõ ràng: Trong mọi trường hợp, chúng ta không khoan nhượng cho một việc như vậy. Và cũng sẽ không để yên việc này”.

Thế giới văn minh cũng vậy, họ sao chấp nhận hành vi tồi tệ ấy của nhà cầm quyền Việt Nam để không thể không quyết liệt lên án hành vi côn đồ bất chấp luật pháp của Việt Nam.

David Brown, nhà cựu ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ từng sống và làm việc nhiều năm ở Việt Nam khẳng định với RFA ngày 4.8.2017 “Công an Việt Nam đã không tuân thủ nguyên tắc của cuộc chơi. Với sự tiếp tay của Đại sứ Việt Nam…, họ đã vi phạm các chuẩn mực ngoại giao đã được thiết lập tốt bằng cách bắt cóc Trịnh Xuân Thanh”. Với hành động đó “Việt Nam đang làm hỏng danh tiếng của mình khi tỏ ra lập lờ với sự thật, không nói thật” đấy là nhận định của một người am hiểu và có cảm tình của Việt Nam đã hơn hai thập kỷ, giáo sư Carl Thayer, nhà nghiên cứu và phân tích chính trị Việt Nam và bang giao quốc tế nói với BBC ngày 4.8.2017.

Và là một chuyên gia rất am hiểu về Việt Nam, ông hiểu rõ rằng “tham nhũng giống như gỉ sét đang ăn mòn tính chính danh của Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam”, và đây là điều đã được các quan chức cấp cao của đảng “công khai thừa nhận trong hơn một thập kỷ qua” ông nói với đài VOA ngày 2.8.2017.

Thật xấu hổ nếu giờ đây tôi gặp lại Carl Thayer, người bạn đã từng mời tôi đến nhà riêng dùng bữa cơm thân mật với vợ chồng ông ở Canberra cách đây đã hơn 20 năm khi tôi đến Australia tham dự một Hội thảo khoa học tại ANU (Đại học Quốc gia Australia), lúc ấy ông là Chủ tịch Hội Hữn nghị Australia - Việt Nam. Rồi suốt một thời gian dài, lúc ở Hà Nội, lúc ở Australia, mỗi lần gặp nhau, ông đều dành cho Việt Nam chúng ta những tình cảm tốt đẹp. Tôi sẽ nói gì với Thayer về “Việt Nam đang làm hỏng danh tiếng của mình” vì đã “lập lờ với sự thật” và “bội ước”?

Nói cái gì đây cho Việt Nam trong con mắt của người bạn từng dành tình cảm đẹp cho đất nước thân yêu của tôi? Cũng có thể tự an ủi bằng ngụy biện rằng đấy là họ lên án về “sự bội ước lòng tin vô cùng lớn” của nhà cầm quyền Việt Nam chưa đâu phải lên án dân tộc, lên án nhân dân Việt Nam. Khổ một nỗi, với công luận quốc tế, chẳng ai hơi đâu mà phân biệt giữa một nhúm những kẻ thiển cận trong bộ máy quyền lực đang đấu đá thanh toán đối thủ để tranh cái ghế quyền lực vừa giành được bằng mọi giá, bất chấp danh dự quốc gia. Để thỏa mãn bằng được cái ham muốn thiển cận và bỉ ổi đó thì nhân dân, thì tổ quốc luôn là cái bình phong được dựng lên để che đậy cho dục vọng quyền lực. Đau đớn hơn nữa là cái danh xưng là Việt Nam chỉ là vật lót đường cho cuộc tranh giành đang diễn ra.

Câu nói của Thayer cứ ám ảnh tâm trí tôi ngay cả trong giấc ngủ “lập lờ với sự thật”! Nhục. Nhục quá.

Đành rằng “lập lờ với sự thật”, “không nói thật” là thuộc tính của một nhà nước toàn trị phản dân chủ đã đánh mất lòng tin của người dân, và phản ứng của người dân đã “bão hòa” với một môi trường xã hội bị ô nhiễm nặng nề trong đó cái giả trở thành “cái thật”. Nhưng oái oăm thay, ngay cả đối với một người từng yêu quý đất nước chúng ta cũng đành phải nói lên một sự thật đau đớn là “Việt Nam” chứ không phải tách bạch ra “những người cầm quyền đang làm hỏng danh tiếng của Việt Nam”! Chúng ta, những người Việt Nam phải cắn răng mà nhận lấy cái nhục ấy.

Ai đó đã chua chát nói lên một sự thật đau đớn về “Từ trước tới nay, lưu manh không biết sáng tạo lịch sử, chỉ biết sáng tạo sự ngang tàn bạo ngược. Tuy vậy lưu manh cũng có thể sáng tạo lịch sử, nhưng lưu manh không thể sáng tạo lịch sử của văn minh, chỉ có thể sáng tạo lịch sử của sự phá hoại, sáng tạo lịch sử tàn sát. Lưu manh từ trước giờ chỉ biết sáng tạo bạo lực, sáng tạo chiến tranh, sáng tạo sự hoang đường, sáng tạo tai nạn. Nếu một dân tộc mà nhóm người lưu manh giữ vai trò chính trong thời gian dài, thì sẽ trở thành dân tộc “ỷ mạnh hiếp yếu”, trở thành một dân tộc hung bạo, trở thành một dân tộc hủ bại biến chất”.

Vậy mà, người ta dám đưa ra một lập luận thật trắng trợn về “trả giá đối ngoại để giải quyết đối nội”! Họ dám nói rằng Bộ Công an, Bộ Ngoại giao cũng thừa biết những vấn đề phức tạp sẽ xảy ra sau khi bắt Trịnh Xuân Thanh ở Đức. Nếu đúng như báo chí Đức đưa tin là Trịnh Xuân Thanh bị “bắt cóc” thì cũng không có giải pháp nào tốt hơn là phải chịu trả giá về mặt đối ngoại để giải quyết vấn đề đối nội… thời gian một năm qua lực lương Công an Việt Nam đã tìm hiểu luật pháp và thông lệ Quốc tế để vận dụng. Đồng thời triển khai nhiều biện pháp nghiệp vụ … câu nhử Thanh ra khỏi tổ kén để bắt, v.v. Trong đó các bài toán nghiệp vụ đã được tính toán đi kèm với các giải pháp ngoại giao cần thiết… Thực ra “bắt cóc” hay “đầu thú” không quan trọng, mà quan trọng là có con người Trịnh Xuân Thanh tại Việt Nam – một mắt xích quan trọng trong cuộc chiến chống tham nhũng! (1)

Và rồi những con chim mồi lại véo von phụ họa cho sự tồi tệ bỉ ổi đó: “Việc Trịnh Xuân Thanh ra đầu thú không chỉ giúp cho các cơ quan chức năng làm rõ những sai phạm của bản thân Trịnh Xuân Thanh mà đây cũng là điều kiện tốt để rà soát lại những thế lực “ô dù”. Cho nên việc Trịnh Xuân Thanh ra đầu thú đã cho thấy quyết tâm của các nhà lãnh đạo Việt Nam trong việc dẫn độ Trịnh Xuân Thanh đã trở thành hiện thực và vì vậy việc Trịnh Xuân Thanh đích thân ra đầu thú là một kết quả đáng ghi nhận”. (2)

Ở Việt Nam hôm nay, các dư luận viên cao cấp hay hạ cấp cùng với những con chim mồi không hề phải lo sợ bị xem là “persona non grata” như quốc tế sử dụng để chỉ những nhân vật bất hảo cần đưa ra khỏi môi trường văn minh của một quốc gia coi trọng luật pháp và biết tự trọng, ngược lại họ lại được trọng dụng để tô son vẽ phấn, đánh bóng mạ kền cho chế độ toàn trị phản dân chủ đang mất hết lòng dân. Nhưng lịch sử dân tộc ta thì lại ghi rất đậm nét những “persona non grata” để răn dạy các thế hệ con em của mình biết giữ lấy cái lương tri, lương năng làm người, trọng danh dự, giữ khí tiết trước mọi thách thức, vững vàng trong ứng xử theo phương châm “gươm dơ lấy nước làm sạch, nước dơ lấy máu làm sạch”.

Đừng quên rằng đã từng có một thời, Việt Nam được thăng hoa trong cái nhìn của những bạn bè thế giới yêu truyền thống quật cường bất khuất mà gọi đất nước này là “lương tâm của thời đại” để thấm thía cái nhục của hôm nay Việt Nam đang bị gọi là “bội ước”, là “lập lờ với sự thật”! Và “sự thật” thì chỉ có một! Vậy thì sự thật trong sự kiện Trịnh Xuân Thanh là gì? Nhà nước Đức đã có bằng chứng về sự thật đó và họ đã và sẽ lần lượt trưng ra. Công luận của thế giới tin vào điều đó vì họ tin vào nước Đức, một nước mà hiến pháp đặt nền tảng trên bản Tuyên ngôn Quốc tế Nhân quyền.

Sự thật đứng về phía văn minh. Trong cuộc hội nhập vào nền văn minh trí tuệ của thế kỷ XXI với cuộc cách mạng thông tin đang phát triển như vũ bão, dân tộc Việt Nam chúng ta không thể sống với luật rừng để bị liệt vào nơi dung dưỡng cho hành động khủng bố. Phải quyết liệt lên án một nhà nước sử dụng bắt cóc và khủng bố, lấy đó làm phương tiện để tồn tại trước cơn sóng trào của lòng dân phẫn nộ.

Thế nước đang chao đảo, những người có lương tri suy nghĩ và hành động sao đây?

Ngày 7.8.2017

T. L.

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(1) FB Nguyễn Huy Toàn, 3-8-2017

(2) Lao động, ngày 01/08/2017

Tác giả gửi BVN


          Scale of Vanuatu cyclone disaster complicates aid response        

The scale of Vanuatu’s cyclone disaster is matched only by the complexity of the required humanitarian response, according to both the government and aid workers arriving on the battered Pacific islands.

“The problem is absolutely massive,” Alice Clements, spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vanuatu, told IRIN. “We have simultaneous emergencies in 65 islands, with no telecoms, accessible only by boat or helicopter, in an archipelago stretching 1,300 km.”

Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale was reported by the BBC as saying the 13 March storm had "wiped out" all recent development and the country would have to rebuild "everything".

Half the population - 132,000 people - are estimated to have been affected by cyclone Pam, including 60,000 children, according to UNICEF. Initial assessments indicate 90 percent of houses have been damaged in the capital, Port Vila, with destruction on the southern island of Tanna “significantly worse”, Care Australia reported.

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More than 3,300 people are sheltering in 37 evacuation centres on the islands of Torba and Penama, and the main island of Efate. But the National Disaster Management Office will need help if people remain displaced for a prolonged period. 

The humanitarian response “is almost going to be like applying a medical triage, to work out which is the most urgent”, said Clements. Aerial assessments have been carried out so far by military aircraft from Australia, New Zealand and France, with more flights scheduled for Tuesday. Commercial flights have resumed to Port Vila despite damage to the airport.

“There is need for logistics experts and light reconnaissance planes/helicopters, pilots, and fuel to deliver supplies and conduct assessments. There is also a need for sea shipping to transport food, water and rebuilding materials,” the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. The main hospital in Port Vila is badly damaged, patients have been transferred to a newer part of the building, “but there is an urgent need for medical supplies” and “the morgue is unserviceable”.

Twenty-four people are confirmed dead so far, but the toll is expected to rise as assessment teams reach the more remote islands.

Providing clean water for survivors is a priority. There is a risk of waterborne diseases, especially dangerous for pregnant mothers and young children, and food is also likely to be a problem in the coming days with fruit trees uprooted, root crops inundated, and animal pens destroyed by the 270 km/h winds and flooding.

“Eighty percent of Vanuatu’s population engage in subsistence agriculture as a primary economic activity. It is anticipated that emergency food relief could be needed for up to a month, plus longer term recovery support,” OCHA noted.

Vanuatu has “3,000 years of experience dealing with an incredible mind-boggling range of disasters, from earthquakes to volcanos. People have great coping mechanisms, but this was a category 5 storm," Clements said.

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Can this US city go 72 hours without a murder?

Crime scene
A person has been murdered in Baltimore almost every day this year, on average - more killings per capita than Chicago. Then a grassroots campaign made an audacious pledge - to orchestrate a 72-hour ceasefire. Did it work?

Day 1: Friday, 4 August

Erricka Bridgeford stands in the second storey window of the now-abandoned townhouse where she grew up and looks down on the street below, to the spot where Mike, a neighbourhood kid, fell over 30 years ago. That was the first time she'd ever seen someone shot.
"I actually heard him die, begging God he wouldn't die," she says. "I was 12."
Since media outlets from across the country and globe started requesting interviews with her, asking her to explain her bold attempt to halt homicides for three days in a city where someone is murdered almost every day, Bridgeford started bringing them to her childhood neighbourhood in West Baltimore. After a local television crew packed up and left, the 44-year-old mediation trainer decided to push through the unlocked door of the townhouse and show her three children - aged 17 to 21 - around for the first time. 
Errick Bridgeford, right centre, sits with her friend Ellen Gee, right, and her children outside of an abandoned rowhouse
Image captionErrick Bridgeford, right centre, sits with her friend Ellen Gee, right, and her children outside of an abandoned rowhouse
The family wanders the empty rooms in matching orange #BaltimoreCeasefire T-shirts. The air smells of urine, the walls are pocked with holes and smudged with the dirty outline of missing appliances. Upstairs, a used condom lies on the floor of what was once Bridgeford's parents' room. 
"This is the house that made me," she tells her children. "I feel sad that it looks like this. This looks like a light left out."
The empty townhouse is a reflection of some of the underlying causes of the violence in Baltimore. From that second storey window, Bridgeford watched as drugs moved into her neighbourhood in the 1980s, and the families moved out. 
Her friends started dropping out of school and selling dope. The grass turned to dirt. Along with the poverty and drugs came the guns - Mike was the first of nearly 20 people Bridgeford knew who've died from violence. 
But on this particular morning, Bridgeford is in high spirits - it's Friday, 4 August, day one of the "Baltimore Ceasefire". Although the campaign is not affiliated with the Baltimore Police Department or any other arm of the city government, a trusted police contact has promised to text her if anyone is killed over the three days. Eleven hours in, the peace is holding.
"The air feels different," says Bridgeford. "Even the sceptics are saying, 'I hope it works.'"
Errick Bridgeford stands at the window of her childhood bedroom
Image captionErrick Bridgeford stands at the window of her childhood bedroom
The naysayers have some reason to feel that way. The idea for the weekend was set in motion after Bridgeford had a conversation with her 19-year-old son about the city murder rate, which is on track to be the worst in its recorded history and could rise to the highest in the country. Per capita, it's already surpassed Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans. 
Bridgeford bristles at some of the comments that have been made online, mocking her and the city for even needing such an effort.
"We want to purposefully have a pause and a sacred space where everybody's intention is 'nobody gets killed'. A cultural shift, so that it dawns on people that they can make this choice," she says. "I hate the idea that people think 'Oh, Baltimore is violent. Chicago is violent. Detroit is violent.' These places are a reflection of America."
Momentum built slowly, first on social media and word of mouth. The ceasefire has no single group or person as its leader. There is no celebrity headliner, no sponsorships or logos, save one: a stark black, white and red sign that reads "Baltimore Ceasefire: Nobody Kill Anybody for 72 Hours". The idea is to convince the residents of the city to take ownership.
A large part of that involved canvassing the most violent parts of Baltimore, walking into the city's open-air drug markets and making a plea to people working the corners to commit to a weekend free of violence. 
One of the first people Bridgeford called was PFK Boom, co-founder of 300 Gangstas, a group of former gang members and ex-offenders who came together after the death of Freddie Gray in 2015 to police and advocate for themselves.
"It was a no-brainer," Boom says of Bridgeford's request for help. "I respect what she does. I seen her work, what she stands for, so that's why I will accept that call and put my men, my reputation, my brand and all that [behind it]."
Bridgeford and the other organisers forbade media from observing the canvassing effort, but she says the outreach was successful enough that people started calling her independently to pledge their commitment.
"There have been people who have called to say 'I am gang affiliated and I'm letting you know whoever I'm responsible for is chilling that weekend,'" she says. "If people get killed that weekend, even if we don't know who did it, we know who didn't do it."
Erricka Bridgeford
Bridgeford is 5 ft 2. Her right arm ends just below the elbow due to a condition she developed while in the womb. Her small stature, glasses and bubbly personality may contribute to the reasons some people write her off as naive. It doesn't bother her.
"I grew up in West Baltimore. I've been raped twice. My brother got killed … I've lost my stepson. I've lost cousins. Two weeks ago, I lost somebody. Some years I go to two funerals in one day," she says. "It's not that I'm naïve. It's just that my optimism is gangster."
When the people she talks to scoff at her idea of a violence-free weekend, she turns it around on them. 
"Are you saying you can't keep your hood safe?" she asks them. "And the answer is always, 'Oh, don't worry about it, it's going to be safe around here.' … I understand male ego."
After three months of canvassing, going on local radio shows weekly, meeting with organisations all over the city, plastering every telephone pole, every boarded up door and window with Baltimore Ceasefire posters and stickers, the weekend has arrived. There are dozens of public and private events planned throughout the city - cookouts, block parties, peace walks, art shows, vigils. 
As one of the organisers flicks through her phone, she sees that dozens and dozens of her Facebook friends have changed their profile pictures to the Ceasefire logo. 
Organiser Ellen Gee's Facebook friends have all changed their profile pictures to the ceasefire logo
Image captionOrganiser Ellen Gee's Facebook friends have all changed their profile pictures to the ceasefire logo
And she's noticing other things, too, little symbols. Like, for the first time all summer, she's seeing dragonflies.
As the afternoon turns into evening, people are getting off work, the bars are filling and the parties are starting - it's the real first test of the ceasefire. 
Bridgeford and her children head for a busy intersection in southwestern Baltimore where a group of people are waving ceasefire signs, and passing flyers out to motorists. A city bus driver throws open the doors, grabs a Baltimore Ceasefire poster from somebody, and sticks it prominently in the windshield.
At some point a tall, thin man appears in their midst, dressed in papery green hospital scrubs - an ID bracelet on his tattooed wrist and EKG leads still stuck to his chest. He picks up a poster and holds it high in the air.
"I got shot last night," he says, pointing to a piece of gauze taped to his right cheek. "I still got two bullets left in me."
His name is Devrone McKnight - the 23-year-old was driving himself home from the hospital when he saw the ceasefire volunteers by the side of the road. He says he's ashamed. He'd heard about the ceasefire effort but had made no plans to participate. 
"Now I'm a victim," he says. "From now on, I'm supporting this."
Devrone McKnight passes flyers to a motorist
He charges recklessly into the street in his socks and sandals, passing fliers and posters to motorists stopped at the red light. He seems almost frantic.
"Take it," he pleads with drivers who won't roll down their windows.
Some of the ceasefire events are more private, like on a quiet street called McCulloh across town. 
Media captionMarkel Scott was about to graduate - then he became another Baltimore crime statistic
Brittany Oliver gathers with her family in front of the stoop where her uncle David Lamont Hill was gunned down exactly one year ago after he stopped to visit friends after work. 
The family, dressed in matching T-shirts with Hill's picture, silently place tea lights near the spot in the street where he fell after being shot seven times. Despite a $5,000 reward for information, no one has been arrested in connection with his death. 
"We haven't had a whole lot of information about who did it or what happened," says Oliver.
In the last two years, not only have the number of homicides increased, but the number of cases closed by the Baltimore Police Department - either because they've been solved or the perpetrator is themselves killed or imprisoned on other charges - plummeted to one of the worst rates for large cities in the nation. 
Since a low point of about 33% in 2015 when 242 homicides went unsolved, the city says the closure rate has rebounded to a little less than half. But that still means that the city has a backlog of hundreds of open murder cases, as new ones continue relentlessly rolling in.
When Oliver heard that the ceasefire weekend just happened to fall on the first anniversary of her uncle's death, she arranged a canvas of the streets all around McCulloh.
Brittany Oliver stands near the spot where her uncle, David Lamont Hill, was shot to death a year ago
Image captionBrittany Oliver stands near the spot where her uncle, David Lamont Hill, was shot to death a year ago
"I thought I was going to be crying a lot more today," she says. 
"To be honest with you, that's the ceasefire. For a long time, I wasn't doing anything. This happened and I didn't know what to do. When the ceasefire came up, it gave me an opportunity to find my voice again."
Hours later, in a car park on the east side of Baltimore, the time is nearing midnight. Bridgeford, PFK Boom, and dozens of community members have gathered for an all-night barbecue. A team of lawyers is staying up all night to help anyone from the neighbourhood who stops by with criminal record expungements, child support issues, tenant and eviction situations - there's even therapists on hand.
As the clock strikes midnight, a cheer rises up from the crowd. Rapper Kendrick Lamar's voice booms from the speakers, singing "We gon' be alright".
"We just had 24 hours of no murders in Baltimore, ladies and gentlemen," Bridgeford calls. "Who said we couldn't do it? They said we couldn't do one day! C'mon y'all, we can do another 24!"

Day 2: Saturday, 5 August

Baltimore police detectives on the scene of a homicide in the Pigtown neighbourhood
Image captionBaltimore police detectives on the scene of a homicide in the Pigtown neighbourhood on Saturday
Forty-one hours into the Baltimore Ceasefire - after a day of peaceful marches, meat on the grill, basketball games - the spell is broken. 
It started with rumours, chatter over the police scanner about a possible shooting in a neighbourhood known as Pigtown. Then the rumours become fact - a 24-year-old man was shot and killed while walking down the street. His friends picked him up and rushed him to the hospital, but he died not long after. 
A woman with long dreads braided with purple cloth stands at her doorway just a few houses down from the crime scene, watching as the Baltimore police forensic team take pictures of the blood-stained sidewa
          The Problems with Hillary Clinton        
The problems with Hillary Clinton:
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/10/17/trevor-loudon-if-hillary-clinton-elected-never-be-another-republican-president/

Like racism? In a Democrat controlled world, your race equals your identity, and your views, and what rights you have and don't have, what you get to say or don't say, whom you get to criticize and not criticize.

Identity politics, and nothing else.

Racist racism, from the regressive left - which is *all* the left is nowadays, regressive.

So Vote For Her, if you want this, permanently, in America. And if she wins, well I just be joinin' all the other white folk so we can be in the "White Wing" of the Democrat party. We'll be down the list quite a bit, on the list of group-rights. Down toward the bottom, just above ex-Muslims.

There is argumentum ad hominem. Sometimes the shoe fits and thus argumentation to the person isn't always a fallacy as such, especially when the person in question is slimy repeated rapist & etc. Recently my views on the value of Alex Jones & his network & presence have changed mostly completely.

There's people in power, people who want to stay in power. They'll do pretty much anything to stay in power.

The Europe of the 70s - more nice.

The Europe of today: a disaster, nor a clarion of freedom. If you speak your mind, you will be ejected from your job & polite society, and you may be jailed. Also low birth rates in Europe are essentially a form of slow motion suicide. Europe is importing a medieval savage culture into their midst. Rape gangs in Cologne. Mass rape elsewhere. And if you're a 'native' European and you complain, you risk loosing your job & being otherwise slimed by everyone, and possibly jailed. Tell the truth, go to jail. This is Europe today. Geert Wilders. But now just the common Joe Schmoe can get locked up for speaking the truth. Not an idea society in several ways.

In my past naivete I saw socialism as ideal - but to get there you basically need a type of totalitarianism. The Mommy State which knows all & which does all. The Mommy State which replaces family & personal responsibility. And the Mommy State which decides which speech & thought is appropriate, and which speech & thought must be banned.

MSNBC has a constant drum beat. But it's a drum beat also taken up by banal & boring sites like the BBC & the PBS Newshour. The 'status quo' drumbeat which serves to keep the establishment cronies in power.

When a President is/was a rapist, and all the Newshour & CNN & MSNBC can do is engage in sociopathic evaluations which treat politics like a football game & so on, and when they show their clear bias by not addressing stories which cast shadows on their favored leaders - that's a problem.

There is a new phenomenon called the 'regressive left.'

Most of the left, the type which calls out people for being Islamophobic & so on, they *are* the cultural left nowadays. The types which have setup social hierarchies based on every imaginable category, with Caucasian males being near the bottom of that list. The current perceived & apparent hierarchy:

1. Muslims, and especially hijab/burqa wearing Saudi style Muslims.
2. "Childfree" third wave feminists with blue hair.
3. The gender dysphoric (transexuals).
4. The sexual orientation dysphoric (aka gays).
5. Mexicans.
6. 'Native' Americans AKA Amerindians.
7. Leftist black women.
8. Leftist black men.
9. Leftist white women.
10. Conservative black women.
11. Conservative black men.
12. Asian men & women.
13. Conservative white women.
14. Leftist white men.
15. Conservative white men.
16. Ex-Muslims.

What prompted me to change from a liberal socialist Democrat to an alternative-conservative:

Step 1, while still a leftist: Exposure to the ideas of Christopher Hitchens, a guy who spent much of his life questioning dominant paradigms. Eventually his basic human morality came at odds with the relativism of the left. So, he supported the war in Iraq & the Kurds, because he thought it was simply the moral thing to do, leftist peacenik politics be damned. He for his heresy, he was ejected from the 'polite society left.'

Step 2, while still a leftist: Exposure to intriguing info from Richard Dawkins (about memes), Daniel Dennett (how meme sets called religions are fully natural phenomena), and Steven Pinker (how humans are not 'blank slates.').

Step 3, viewing leftist Islamophilia and outright lies about Islam.

http://jonathanshome.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-new-creed-of-unitarian-universalism.html
...but the UU position is fully illustrative of how the entire left acts, except for a few lonelies like Sam Harris.

"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
http://reason.com/blog/2012/09/25/president-obama-says-we-must-condemn-tho
...an incredible betrayal of the ideals of the Enlightenment which helped to found America.

Step 4, marrying a socially conservative atheist from China who has zero connection to the Bible, Quran, or Book of Mormon. Where does rural Chinese social conservatism come from? From human nature. From evolution. Evolved traits.

Hippie 'scientists' love the permissive traits, but they then fully discount ingrained natural conservative ones.

Dawkins wrote a book about how Darwin had a 'dangerous idea.' Dennett had one also, regarding religion being a natural phenomenon - a fact which cuts several ways. One way it cuts is that fully natural & sometimes highly useful evolved moral codes can be and are couched within religious contexts. Hard thing for an ex-Mormon with a chip on his shoulder to admit.

Step 5, after taking an Alice in Wonderland style social journey through much of what the left has to offer (eg: nudist clubs, polyamory clubs, gay bars & parties, general over-permissiveness & relativism) I came to conclude that the cultural left basically denies human evolutionary history and basic biology just as much as the right does, and probably more - because at least the cultural right f-ing breeds.

Step 6, observing what happened with Hebdo (cartoonists killed) & Garland (winning ex-Muslim cartoonist almost killed), and with Obama and the establishment left's basic lying about Islam, I finally started to check out 'the right.' Not the religious right, but rather the libertarian and intellectual right - as currently portrayed and represented by people who're here today.

Douglas Murray, essentially a gay neocon. Tells the truth about Islam. A questioner of dominant paradigms.
https://www.youtube.com/user/DouglasMurrayArchive
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/author/douglas-murray/

Mark Steyn, who occasionally subs for Rush Limbaugh - http://www.steynonline.com/
Tells the truth about Islam & other topics. A questioner of dominant paradigms.

I already knew about Ayaan Hirsi Ali & Theo Van Gogh. But it's worth making note that Ayaan is hosted in America by the American Enterprise Institute. Which leftist organization has the back of Ayaan & people like her? None, and that's telling.

Bosch Fawstin, the ex-Muslim winner of the Draw Mohamed Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas, the one where two Muslim people tried to kill people there. Bosch is an appreciator of Ayn Rand. The people who hosted the event also like Rand: Pam Geller and Robert Spencer.

Step 7, checking out more libertarian and conservative thought & news & views. For the first time ever opening myself up to the entirety of what's out there on the right. I was raised as a Democrat by a Democrat Mormon father. He loved Bill Clinton & Carter. He hated Reagan & Nixon. And I followed in his footsteps. But for the first time I stopped assuming that everything on the right was inherently bogus.

Step 8, finding Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay conservative who sees high utilitarian value in Trump. Before encountering Milo I believed the basic establishment conservative (National Review) lie about Trump, that he's supposedly a shill for Hillary - a way to block other Republicans & to ensure that Hillary gets elected.

The interview that first swayed me to Trump's camp, between Milo & Dave Rubin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiA0P9iELAA

Step 9, I allowed to fall away the last vestiges of being a leftist, by allowing myself to see high value in Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.

The only reason Rush has a voice & is popular, is because most of the establishment media aren't acting like fair journalists.

Wouldn't it be good if everyone thought like 'the left?' Such a result does not allow for proper selection within human societies. Single party rule excludes healthy selection (selection as is in natural selection). And when journalists are essentially shills and tools & propagandists for everything leftist, they cease being journalists. This is why Rush is so popular, because he can spend 3 hours every day making note of example after example.

As for Fox News, I particularly enjoy Sean Hannity's program, and also his talk radio show.

Step 10, don't forget about Andrew Breitbart, a man who stated that Christopher Hitchens helped make him the man he became:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj5U7yotkic

To actually see if our suppositions are correct, there's needs to be a cogent and coherent and powerful opposition. Not every idea that pops into the head of a 'childfree' blue haired third wave feminist lesbian will help humanity survive & thrive & be happy.

What is the 'alt right?'

Part 1: A response to the big-money big-bank crony-whore-rooted betrayal of people who're on the right.

Part 2: Former leftists who've had it with the slow motion suicide policies of the left, the anti-freedom, anti-science, anti-intellectual inquiry, lies, deceptions, Islamophilia, 'childfree' status worshiping, and cronyism on the left.

Cackling Hillary thinks the 'alt right' is, well, I don't know what she really thinks because she's got as many faces as Sybil. Her pandering politician side claims the 'alt right' is fully equal to the ideas of David Duke. And Bill Clinton thinks that the core of Trump supporters are 'red necks.' Either they don't know, or they're just trying to virtue signal to get votes.

No one ever hears about David Duke, until every 4 years Republicans must disavow him. But when shall leftists be required to disavow their outlier nuts?

The near entirely of Milo's channel is a great trove of info regarding why exactly intelligent young people, and some older ones, see high utilitarian value in overturning the apple cart of the crony left & the crony right - AKA electing Trump & doing other related tasks.

https://www.youtube.com/user/yiannopoulosm

Bathing in pigs blood.

Showing up as Ivanna Wall (I wan't a wall) drag queen.

Stating exactly why 'feminism is cancer,' and why 'Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy.'

What if some precepts in leftist doctrine are in fact incorrect & hurtful. When we claim that our beliefs are not falsifiable, we're in a religion.

Wife of Bill called Milo & Breitbart out for the above quoted headlines. But, the left appears to have no tolerance for a.) nuance, and b.) ironic comedy, and c.) actually bothering to check why a person would say such a thing, and d.) are the roots of such claims based in science?

Sloganeering, and sliming people who spout views which don't tow the leftist party line. That's what a religion does, and it's what the left & the Clintons do. The basket of deplorables. Argumentum ad hominem - in a bad way which is a fallacy.

As for the Clintons, they have plenty of self generated slime.

Only Breitbart recently & fully interviewed the victims of Bill:
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/09/breitbart-news-exclusive-video-interview-bill-clinton-accuser-juanita-broaddrick-breaks-describing-brutal-rapes/

Hannity did follow up more recently though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCA3otN2p1A

Trump has honorably given these victims of Bill & Hillary a proper voice:
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/09/donald-trump-appears-bill-clintons-alleged-rape-sexual-assault-victims-ahead-debate/

Milo's main concern, and mine, are that Wife of Bill will reduce key freedoms in America.
...at Vanderbilt talking about this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oATZgWDddMU

Who's got the back of gays in America, threatened with death by Muslims? The politicians who lie & claim that such attacks have nothing to do with Islam?

I know Sam Harris doesn't like Trump nor Milo. Harris is essentially a very lonely leftist, and he's also rather myopic. Sam wishes the left would be honest about Islam, but it won't be.

Nuance from Milo:

1. The achievements of feminism were generally good, but third wave feminism is evil & abusive.

2. The achievements of civil rights campaigners in the past were good. But now that all the victories have been one, the left still has the righteous desire to keep fighting. To do so they must invent new categories of groups which 'need rights.'

Hillary and her drones will never understand the above points though.

Islam generates ruin. When will Bernie & Obama be stating that fact?

The schemers scheme in their back rooms & think tanks. They use one face in public & another in private. They use 'virtue signaling' as a means of claiming to be a great crusader for 'social justice,' while really being vacuous plastic wastrels (and real rapists) in reality.

Trump doesn't do that, from what we can tell - and that's another reason why some highly appreciate his tone & value.

Journalism is dead. You have to pick your side. I decided to stop listening the side which sides with the Islamic death cult, and the side which loves slow motion suicide, and the side which has an abusive hierarchy of group-rights which puts people like me near the bottom. 'Native' Amercians would never be allowed to be invaded & destroyed in today's world. But 'Native' Europeans? No problem. And there's many other problems with group-rights hierarchies and identity politics.

I probably aspire to the conservatism Jonathan Haidt mentions, with more equal alliance to Care, Fairness, Liberty, Loyalty, Authority, and Sanctity. The Sanctity of life, not the Sanctity of sacred cows. Loyalty to the Enlightenment and Enlightenment principles. The Authority of the Rule of Law. Care, but not through the Dole because the Dole helps no one mostly. Fairness, but not 'social justice.' Fairness through a fairness of opportunity - but not opportunity at the cost of group rights hierarchies nor identity politics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_foundations_theory
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Enlightenment

A further summary I wrote:
http://jonathanshome.blogspot.com/2016/09/my-journey-to-conservatism.html

Back to Sam Harris: I think he's a poor quality scientist, a hack at philosophy, myopic on politics, a drug addled wannabe Buddhist-style guru, and a new vegetarian who's fully placed himself on the road to probable Parkinson's (Robin Williams RIP). And I disagree with Harris on circumcision: http://jonathanshome.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-moral-blindness-of-sam-harris.html

The fact that Glenn Beck hates Trump, makes me want to vote for Trump.

The fact that the regressive left hates Trump, makes me want to vote for Trump.

The fact that the establishment right hates Trump, makes me want to vote for Trump.

The fact that Bill Clinton is a rapist and that his wife slimed Bill's victims, makes me want to vote for Trump.

Reference materials, perhaps a library near us:

Clinton Cash:
https://www.amazon.com/Clinton-Cash-Foreign-Governments-Businesses/dp/0062369296/

Clinton Cash Graphic Novel - now at the City library thanks to my suggesting that they buy it:
https://www.amazon.com/Clinton-Cash-Graphic-Chuck-Dixon/dp/1621575454
...the pay to play schemes of the Clintons makes me want to vote for Trump.

Hillary's health issues, makes me want to vote for Trump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LXG2kYQJW4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7UeCeRJAaM

Milo speaking after the Orlando massacre:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLqkizGtFo0
...makes me want to vote for Trump.

The writings of Roger Stone
http://www.stonezone.com/
...prompt me to be inclined to vote for Trump.

Oh, and Asians rank lower than Mexicans and blacks on the hierarchy:
http://observer.com/2015/06/asian-americans-are-indeed-getting-screwed-by-harvard-but-not-how-they-think/

https://www.quora.com/Why-does-racism-against-Asians-go-ignored-unpunished-and-unacknowledged-in-the-United-States
          My Angle: Does a female Doctor really show gender equality?        
Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the next Doctor in “Doctor Who.” Yes, she’s a woman. About a month ago, when the final episode of “Doctor Who” series 10 ended and Thirteenth Doctor rumors were invading my Twitter, I said, “If the BBC cast a female Doctor, I am quitting the show.” Well, although I […]
          U.S. Constitution didn't come from the Bible. Rather it came as a direct result of The Reformation & The Enlightenment.        
The U.S. Constitution didn't come from the Bible. Rather it came as a direct result of The Reformation & The Enlightenment.

On the back of Modified and Enlightened and Evolved Christian tradition.

So not directly from the Bible, but it was done by children raised within the general European Christian tradition that's true.

When I examine who on the social & political landscape supports a.) the freedom to draw Mohamed, and b.) the publishing of such cartoons, the list is very small: Libertarians who're mostly conservative, and a few very (very) lonely leftists.

When Obama states that his preferred future belongs to people who never talk smack about Mohamed or the prophets of other religions, he's turning his back on the principles of The Enlightenment, principles which allowed America and it's Constitution to exist in the first place. He's also turning his back on all the people who want to (f-ing) leave abusive cults like Islam (& Mormonism & other highly abusive religions).

more info:
http://reason.com/blog/2012/09/25/president-obama-says-we-must-condemn-tho

So, it's true that ex-Muslims / atheists who pop up, rather naturally these days, within Islamic theocracies are little gems who should be valued & protected. They exist & live within countries which are essentially meat grinders, grinding against all opposition to the status quo.

Here's a special vid of an atheist visiting Mecca:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ5x0vAEaCw

I'm sure that Obama would be upset by such a vid, as per his past comments about the supposed strong need to never offend a devout cult member.

Before 9/11 I had mostly zero idea what Islam was about. After 9/11 I woke up & realized that people in Islamic countries sometimes find their lives to be so shitty that they lash out in unhinged ways - misdirected anger. The 9/11 attacks were performed by men who were angry - but they should have been angry at their religion rather than at 3000+ innocent people in those towers.

The Enlightenment human tradition is a unique one, and one that should be valued. Freedom of speech. Freedom of thought. Freedom of religion. Freedom from religion. Freedom of commerce (mostly). Governmental transparency (hopeful). Freedom for science to progress. Freedom for science to question traditional religious dogmas & doctrines regarding literalist interpretations of a god. When leftists like Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky (& many other 'regressive' leftists) blame America first for all that is wrong with the Middle East, they're also turning their backs on the Enlightenment tradition which allows them to speak & exist in the first place.

Mr. Greenwald is gay for example. If he lived in an Islamic theocracy he'd be suppressed at the very least or killed at worst.

The cold war abuses of America are not responsible for every single thing that ails the world. Religious theocracy, that of a specific religion, is largely to blame. And yes, it's a religion - that is Islam is a religion.

Before 9/11 I sat in my little ex-Mormon chamber and just thought about ex-Mormon things. I knew Joseph Smith was a charismatic charlatan. I know Brigham Young was an abusive authoritarian theocratic bozo. I relished the works of people like Monty Python with their general criticism of Christianity (eg: Life of Brian), and of Mormon specific humorist organizers like Steve Clark (operator of Latter-Day Lampoon now renamed The Salamander Society).

Consider what Muslim versions of the following works of art would look like?

Life of Brian:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python's_Life_of_Brian

Latter-Day Lampoon (aka Salamander Society):
http://salamandersociety.com/

Would Obama approve?

How about your average MSNBC & CBC & BBC presenter?

So I was raised in an itty-bitty religion which has as it's key tenant a required cult of personality revolving around this guy named Joseph Smith. Then when I got older I wised up & left that religion.

That whole experience provided greater insight into the entirely of the situation with Islam, it's followers, and those who want to leave it and be free of it.

A communist who left it (Maryam Namazie):
http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2013/02/01/world-hejab-day/

A libertarian (Ayaan Hirsi Ali):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayaan_Hirsi_Ali

Another libertarian & big Ayn Rand supporter (Bosch Fawstin):
http://fawstin.blogspot.com/

And some people stay in to varying degrees, or are just 'marginally' in:

Maajid Nawaz:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maajid_Nawaz

Tawfik Hamid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxfo11A7XuA

Maajid is considered an 'Uncle Tom' by hijab-loving Muslims though. And Tawfik is a former hard line Muslim w/key info re how Sunni flavor Islam prompts young men within it to consider getting virgins in paradise via suicide as a viable option for sexual expression (check the vid linked to above).

Charlie Hebdo was mostly killed off, and it's remaining members have given up publishing drawings of the prophet of Islam. So Obama's preferred future has been fulfilled re Hebdo. Hebdo was and is an ultra-leftist publication, but one which was 'very lonely' on the left - lonely like Bill Maher is, and lonely like Sam Harris is, and like Salman Rushdie is. Lonely leftists who could never get a Mohamed cartoon published in any mainline leftie publication if they tried.

In any case, I was raised an American Democrat. Now I'm a general middle of the roader. A moderate Republican/Libertarian, or a very very blue dog Democrat. But as per the response of the left to Hebdo (the murder of the artists) & Garland (Garland, Texas cartoon contest attempted to be shot up by Islamic adherents) though I'm a bit loath to refer myself as a Democrat at all. The response of the left to those events shows that the left, as it stands today, as nothing to offer people who want to a.) leave Islam, or b.) criticize Islam exactly the same way we've been criticizing Christianity for hundreds of years.

Also America isn't a full democracy. It's a republic. A representative democracy. There republicanism helps to quell craziness & chaos & stupidity which can come from 'full democracy.'

When 'democracy' came to the Islamic middle east, the secularists were mostly drowned out by the thoecrats (so far).

Where in an Islamic 'democracy' is one free to draw Mohamed? Nowhere? Then the principles of the Enlightenment are not being fully engaged. Freedom of speech. Freedom of though. Freedom of religion. Freedom from religion. Freedom for science to examine & critique literalist religious claims which touch upon the physical world. And so on.

There's slight bright spots here & there. Example:
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/12/30/egypt-president-calls-for-islamic-reform-again-in-muhammad-birthday-speech/
http://www.clarionproject.org/videos/egypts-president-el-sisi-calls-islamic-reformation

But in which Islamic country can one be an atheist openly? Criticize Mohamed? Draw Mohamed? Lampoon Mohamed - EXACTLY the way Monty Python did regarding Anglican Christianity? Nowhere yet.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2530920/You-parody-Islam-says-Palin-Monty-Python-star-believes-religious-sensitivities-increased-impossible-make-Life-Brian-today.html

But some ex-Muslims (and friends) somewhere shall do this someday soon I hope (parody Islam in total Life of Brian style & more).
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          David Harvey telling it like it is at the Urban Reform Tent, January 29, 2009, World Social Forum, Belem        
"I'm delighted to be here, but first of all I'd like to apologize for
speaking English which is the language of international imperialism. I
hope that what I have to say is sufficiently anti-imperialist that you
people will forgive me. (applause)

I am very grateful for this invitation because I learn a great deal from the social movements. I've come here to learn and to listen and
therefore I am already finding this a great educational experience
because as Karl Marx once put it there is always the big question of who will educate the educators.

I have been working for some time on the idea of the Right to the City.
I take it that Right to the City means the right of all of us to create
cities that meet human needs, our needs. The right to the city is not
the right to have - and I'll use an English expression - crumbs from the rich mans table. We should all have the same rights to further construct the different kinds of cities that we want to exist.

The right to the city is not simply the right to what already exists in
the city but the right to make the city into something radically
different. When I look at history I see that cities have been managed by capital more than by people. So in this struggle for the right to the city there is going to be a struggle against capital.

I want to talk a little bit now about the history of the relationship
between capital and city building and ask the question: Why is it that
capital manages to exercise so much rights over the city? And why is it
that popular forces are relatively weak against that power? And I'd also like to talk about how, actually, the way capital works in cities is one of its weaknesses. So at this time I think the struggle for the right to the city is at the center of the struggle against capital. We have now - as you all know - a financial crisis of capitalism. If you look at recent history you will find that over the last 30 years there have been many financial crises. Somebody did a calculation and said that since 1970 there have been 378 financial crisis in the world. Between 1945 and 1970 there were only 56 financial crises. So capital has been producing many financial crises over the last 30 to 40 years. And what is interesting is that many of these financial crises have a basis in urbanization. At the end of the 1980s the Japanese economy crashed and it crashed around property and land speculation. In 1987 in the United States there was a huge crisis in which hundreds of banks went bankrupt and it was all about housing and property development speculation. In the 1970s there was a big, world-wide crises in property markets. And I could go on and on giving you examples of financial crises that are urban based. My guess is that half of the financial crises over the last 30 years are urban property based. The origins of this crisis in the United States came from something called the sub prime mortgage crises. I call this not a sub prime mortgage crisis but an urban crisis.

This is what happened. In the 1990s there came about a problem of
surplus money with nowhere to go. Capitalism is a system that always
produces surpluses. You can think of it this way: the capitalist wakes
up in the morning and he goes into the market with a certain amount of
money and buys labor and means of production. He puts those elements to
work and produces a commodity and sells it for more money than he began
with. So at the end of the day the capitalist has more than he had at
the beginning of the day. And the big question is what does he do with
the more that he's picked up? Now if he were like you and me he would
probably go out and have a good time and spend it. But capitalism is not like that. There are competitive forces that push him to reinvest part of his capital in new developments. In the history of capitalism there has been a 3% rate of growth since 1750. Now a 3% growth rate means that you have to find outlets for capital. So capitalism is always faced with what I call a capital surplus absorption problem. Where can I find a profitable outlet to apply my capital? Now back in 1750 the whole world was open for that question. And at that time the total value of the global economy was $135 billion in goods and services. By the time you get to 1950 there is $4 Trillion in circulation and you have to find outlets for 3% of $4 trillion. By the time you get to the year 2000 you have $42 trillion in circulation. Around now its probably $50 Trillion. In another 25 years at 3% rate of growth it will be $100 trillion. What this means is that there is an increasing difficulty in finding profitable outlets for the surplus capital. This situation can be presented in another way. When capitalism was essentially what was going on in Manchester and a few other places in the World, a 3% growth rate posed no problem. Now we have to put a 3% rate of growth on everything that is happening in China, East and Southeast Asia, Europe, much of Latin America and North America and there is a huge, huge problem. Now capitalists, when they have money, have a choice as to how they reinvest it. You can invest in new production. An argument for making the rich richer is that they will reinvest in production and that this will generate employment and a better standard of living for the people. But
since 1970 they have invested less and less in new production. They have invested in buying assets, stock shares, property rights, intellectual property rights and of course property. So since 1970, more and more money has gone into financial assets and when the capitalist class starts buying assets the value of the assets increases. So they start to make money out of the increase in the value of their assets. So property prices go up and up and up. And this does not make for a better city it makes for a more expensive city. Furthermore, to the degree that they want to build condominiums and affluent housing they have to drive poor people off their land. They have to take away our right to the city. So that in New York City I find it very difficult to live in Manhattan, and I am a reasonably well paid professor. The mass of the population that actually works in the city cannot afford to live in the city because property prices have gone up and up and up and up. In other words the people's right to the city has been taken away. Sometimes it has been taken away through actions of the market, sometimes its been taken away by government action expelling people from where they live, sometimes it has been taken away by illegal means, violence, setting fire to a
building. There was a period where one part of New York City had fire
after fire after fire.

So what this does is to create a situation where the rich can increasingly take over the whole domination of the city. And they have
to do that because this is the only way they can use their surplus
capital. And at some point however there is also the incentive for this
process of city building to go down to the poorer people. The financial
institutions lend to the property developers to get them to develop
large areas of the city. You have the developers but then the problem is who do the developers sell their properties too? If working class
incomes were increasing then maybe you could sell to the working class.
But since the 1970s the policies of neoliberalism have been about wage
repression. In the United States real wages haven't risen since 1970, so you have a situation where real wages are constant but property prices are going up. So where is the demand for the houses going to come from? The answer was you invite the working classes into the debt environment. And what we see is that household debt in the United States has gone from about $40,000 per household to over $120,000 per household in the last 20 years. The financial institutions knock on the doors of working class people and say, "we have a good deal for you. You borrow money from us and you can become a homeowner, and don't worry, if at some point you can't pay your debt the housing prices are going to go up so everything is fine".

So more and more low income people were bought into the debt environment. But then about two years ago property prices started to
come down. The gap between what working class people could afford and
what the debt was was too big. Suddenly you had a foreclosure wave going through many American cities. But as usually happens with something of this kind there is an uneven geographical development of that wave. The first wave hit very low income communities in many of the older cities in the United States. There is a wonderful map that you can see on the BBC website of the foreclosures in the city of Cleveland. And what you see is a dot map of the foreclosures that is highly concentrated in certain areas of he city. There is a map beside it which shows a distribution of the African American population, and the two maps correspond. What this means is that this was robbery of a low income African American population. This has been the biggest loss of assets for low income populations in the United States that there has ever been. 2 Million people have lost their homes. And at that very moment when that was happening the bonuses paid out on Wall street were coming to over $30 Billion - that is the extra money that is paid to the bankers for their work. So $30 billion ends up on Wall Street which has effectively been taken from low income neighborhoods. There is talk about this in the United States as a financial Katrina because as you remember Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans differentially and it was the low income black population that got left behind and many of them died. The rich protected their right to the city but the poor essentially lost theirs. In Florida, California and the American South West the pattern was different. It was very much out on the periphery of the cities. And there a lot of money was being lent to the building groups and the developers. They were building housing way out, 30 miles outside of Tuscon and Los Angeles and they couldn't find anybody to sell to so they actually went for a white population that did not like living near immigrants and blacks in the central cities. What this then led to was a situation that happened a year ago when the high gas prices made it very difficult for communities. Many of the people had difficulties paying their debt and so we find a foreclosure wave which is happening in the suburbs and is manly white in places like Florida, Arizona and California. Meanwhile what Wall Street had done is to take all of these risky mortgages and to package them in strange financial instruments. You take all of the mortgages from a particular place and put them into
a pot and then sell shares of that pot to somebody else. The result is
that the whole of the mortgage financial market has globalized. And you
sell pieces of ownership to mortgages to people in Norway or Germany or
the Gulf or whatever. Everybody was told that these mortgages and these
financial instruments were as safe as houses. They turned out not to be
safe and we then had the big crisis which keeps going and going and
going. My argument is that if this crisis is basically a crisis of
urbanization then the solution should be urbanization of a different
sort and this is where the struggle for the right to the city becomes
crucial because we have the opportunity to do something different.

But I am often asked if this crisis is the end of neoliberalism.. My
answer is "no" if you look at what is being proposed in Washington and
London. One of the basic principles that was set up in the 1970s is that state power should protect financial institutions at all costs. And there is a conflict between the well being of financial institutions and the well being of people you chose the well being of the financial institutions. This is the principle that was worked out in New York City in the mid 1970s, and was first defined internationally in Mexico it threatened to go bankrupt in 1982. If Mexico had gone bankrupt it would have destroyed the New York investment banks. So the United States Treasury and the International Monetary Fund combined to help Mexico not go bankrupt. In other words they lent the money to Mexico to pay off the New York bankers. But in so doing they mandated austerity for the Mexican population. In other words they protected the banks and destroyed the people. This has been the standard practice in the International Monetary Fund ever since. Now if you look at the response to the crisis in the United States and Britain, what they have done in effect is to bail out the banks. $700 billion to the banks in the United States. They have done nothing whatsoever to protect the homeowners who have lost their houses. So it is the same principal that we are seeing at work - protect the financial institutions and fuck the people. What we should have done is to take the $700 billion and create an urban redevelopment bank to save all of those neighborhoods that were being destroyed and reconstruct cities more out of popular demand. Interestingly if we had done that then a lot of the crisis would have disappeared because there would be no foreclosed mortgages. Meanwhile we need to organize an anti-eviction movement and we have seen some of that going on in Boston and some other cities. But at this historical moment in the United States there is a sense that popular mobilization is restricted because the election of Obama was a priority. Many people hope that Obama will do something different, unfortunately his economic advisors are exactly those who organized this whole problem in the first place. I doubt that Obama will be as progressive as Lula. You will have to wait a little bit before I think social movements will begin to go in motion. We need a national movement of Urban Reform like you have here.
We need to build a militancy in the way that you have done here. We need in fact to begin to exercise our right to the city. And at some point we'll have to reverse this whole way in which the financial institutions are given priority over us. We have to ask the question what is more important, the value of the banks or the value of humanity. The banking system should serve the people, not live off the people. And the only way in which at some point we are really going to be able to exert the right to the city is that we have to take command of the capitalist surplus absorption problem. We have to socialize the capital surplus. We have to use it to meet social needs . We have to get out of the problem of 3% accumulation forever. We are now at a point where 3% growth rate forever is going to exert such tremendous environmental costs, its going to exert tremendous pressure on social situations that we are going to go from one financial crisis to another. If we come out of this financial crisis in the way they want there will be another financial crisis 5 years from now. So its come to the point when its no longer a matter of accepting what Margaret Thatcher said, that "there is no alternative", and we say that there has to be an alternative. There has to be an alternative to capitalism in general. And we can begin to approach that alternative by perceiving the right to the city as a popular and international demand and I hope that we can all join together in that mission. Thank you very much."
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          Which Emma adaptation to watch?        
I've been without internet for almost 2 weeks, but it's finally up again!
(When my fixation for my current broadband is up I'm definately switching companies)

On my classical read-list I'm on Emma (by Jane Austen) right now and I'm a little more than half way through it. Since I am impossible when it comes to waiting and information, I of course had to find out wich of the movie adaptations is the best. It doesn't seem to have a clear answer (like with Jane Eyre it was clearly the 2006 BBC version most people seemed to prefer) sooooo; I'm going to watch the three most debated:

Emma tv movie from 1996 starring Kate Beckinsale

What most people who have seen this adaptation seem to have a problem with is Kate Beckinsale as Emma and the ending. But I generally like Kate Beckinsale, so I am not discouraged, and I guess we'll see about the ending.

Emma movie from 1996 starring Gwyneth Paltrow
With this adaptation what people seem to be having trouble with is that it's too sweet and light. But from what I've read so far, the book does has a lightness to it, so it should be fine. And the actor playing Mr Knightly didn't seem to be a big favorite. But, we'll see, maybe I'll like him? (Btw, just judging from the cover photo, that is precisely how I imagine Emma)

Emma mini series from 2009 starring Romola Garai
About this one I can't seem to find one common ground on why it's the best or the worst or why ppl liked it or disliked it, but I think it looses to the others chiefly because it's the newest, and that seems to be the case with most adaptions, people always like the older ones better. But, I shall enjoy this one and be as un-biased as I can. Romola btw looks exeedingly beautiful, she has a warmth that I could definately see in Emma that Gwyneth doesn't have. 


And finally I might even break out this one:


Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone, wich is, as most people know, a parody/modern re-telling of the original book Emma by Jane Austen. I haven't seen this movie in such a long time, but it is ALWAYS hillarious and I think Alicia Silverstone makes a sweet, (but not as bright) Emma, or Cher as her character is called in Clueless. The only thing I couldn't fathom though is Paul Rudd as Mr Knightly, although, it IS a re-telling so he's not exactly Mr Knightly either. 


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          154 - Mark Steel (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)        

In at the beginning of alternative comedy, and now a “venerated lefty” and Columnist Of The Year 2015, punchy pundit Mark Steel has lost none of his passion. We discuss his BBC Radio 4 series which pokes fun at the British on a town-by-town basis, learn about the startling revelations of his personal history, and hear how he rubs shoulders with the enemy, backstage at “Question Time”… 


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Support the show at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate


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          45 - Jarlath Regan        

How do you make comedy out of stuff that hurts?  The low-falutin’ Jarlath Regan opens up about the near-tragic event he turned into a show, and why he had to leave his own country to pursue comedy. We also explore the pros of flyering your festival show yourself; posing as your own agent; and what Jarlath will say to Louis CK’s face if he ever meets him… Carl Donnelly, YouTube, Ed Byrne, Dara O’Briain, Mitch Hedburg, Stephen Wright, Jimmy Carr, Demetri Martin, Comedy Cellar, Mountjoy Prison, Patrice O’Neal, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Edinburgh Fringe, Andrew Maxwell, Mental Health, Family, Dane Cook, Barry Katz, Ireland, Laugh Factory, Joe Wilkinson, So You Think You’re Funny?, BBC New Comedy Award, Maeve Higgins, Louis CK, TV, Tom Gleeson, Ricky Gervais, Dylan Moran


          13 - Fred Macaulay (Live)        

Twinkling anecdotalist Fred was the first Scot to MC the Comedy Store, and now presents his own show on BBC Radio Scotland, as well as touring his stand-up. He explains his preference for finding the funny in a live context instead of at a laptop, and reflects on when “funny isn’t good enough”.

NB - This episode has a sound recording problem which doesn’t reflect the quality of usual episodes. Apologies to Fred, and to you the listener.

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The first pundit to give his opinion on our matches in 2017-18 is Paul Parker, the former Fulham, United, QPR and England full-back who was on duty for BBC Radio London at Saturday's friendly against Juventus at Wembley Stadium, connected by EE.
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          Sacked Sunday Times writer apologises for article branded antisemitic        

Kevin Myers denies being motivated by antisemitism in comments about BBC pay and says he is a ‘great admirer’ of Jews

A Sunday Times columnist from Ireland sacked over allegations his column was antisemitic and misogynistic has issued an apology.

Kevin Myers said he was sorry for causing offence but denied he was motivated by antisemitism and said he was a friend of the Jewish people and of Israel.

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          Sunday Times antisemitism row: Vanessa Feltz ‘extremely upset’        

Paper under fire over column that suggested the BBC Radio London presenter and Claudia Winkleman were well paid because they are Jewish

Vanessa Feltz has said she felt “extremely upset” by a Sunday Times column written by a Holocaust denier which suggested that she and Claudia Winkleman earned high salaries because they are Jewish. The Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper was accused of antisemitism and faced a barrage of criticism after it published the article by Kevin Myers online and in its Irish print edition. The online version was later taken down.

Under the headline “Sorry ladies, equal pay has to be earned”, Myers wrote: “I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC – Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, with whose, no doubt, sterling work I am tragically unacquainted – are Jewish. Good for them.”

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          TV industry could face 'harder diversity targets', says Ofcom chief        

Sharon White makes one of strongest statements on issue to date, adding that regulator is looking at proposals as it prepares to take on BBC

Broadcasters could face tougher penalties and “harder-edged” regulation if they do not improve diversity, Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has said.

White said the television industry has made some progress since Lenny Henry called for legislation in 2014 to boost the low numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic people on and off screen.

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Since Donald Trump's recent Twitter decree attempting to ban transgender officers from serving in the U.S. military, most of the civilized world has seriously stepped up its support for the trans community. There are many ways to stand with our trans friends, but one of the most meaningful is listening to their stories and having their voices heard.

We are all familiar with the television show Transparent (an acclaimed show that has also been criticized for casting a cis male in the lead role) or I am Cait (which is stigmatized significantly by Caitlyn Jenner's past support of Donald Trump), but there are plenty of other shows and documentaries on TV that are also worth checking out. TV shows were fundamental in the emergence of civil rights for the gay/lesbian community and will likely play a big part in the fight for equality now facing our trans friends.

Am I a Boy or Girl?

The word "transgender" is a term referring to people whose gender diverges from the sex they were assigned at birth. Am I A Boy Or Girl is an innovative series about the lives of transgender Canadians of different ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds. All have overcome tremendous obstacles to embrace their trans identity, going on to lead rich and fulfilling lives. Each profile is accompanied by a photo essay shot where these folks live, work and play. Check it out today on OUTtvGo.

Becoming Us

Ben is pretty much a normal teenager until after his parents' divorce, when he finds himself facing a more unusual situation: his father, Charlie, is going through a transition and becoming a woman — Carly. Becoming Us documents how Carly's transition affects the rest of the family, including Ben's sister (and a soon-to-be bride), Sutton. In a coincidental twist, Ben's girlfriend, Danielle, also has a transgender father. While not many young people go through that exact situation, the themes and coming-of-age issues explored on the reality series are universal and relatable for many young folks. Check out the trailer for this ABC Family show here.

I am Jazz

When Jazz Jennings was two years old, she asked her mother when a fairy was going to change her from a boy to a girl. Now, years removed from the beginning of her transition, Jazz is a transgender young woman with a unique perspective and some unexpected daily experiences. Those are shared in this complex and fascinating docuseries, which focuses on Jazz as she prepares to enter high school, faces decisions regarding her health, has to choose between her passion for soccer and spending more time with friends, and enters the dating world. Parents Greg and Jeanette — who have always supported Jazz — now worry about what's next as she enters adolescence. Sister Ari and twin brothers Griffen and Sander stand by their little sister and guide her as she begins her high school years. I am Jazz can be seen on TLC and be sure to check out the trailer here.

Boy Meets Girl

The script for this program, by Elliott Kerrigan, was discovered through the Trans Comedy Awards, a 2013 BBC talent search for scripts with positive portrayals of transgender characters. Both Root and her character Judy are transgender, making this the first BBC comedy to feature transgender issues prominently, and the first sitcom to star a transgender actor. Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, the executive producer, stated "we always knew we had to get a trans actress — I don't think we auditioned anyone who wasn't trans for the role. It just didn't feel right." Take a moment to watch the trailer here for this unique reality show.

These are just a few examples of excellent and trailblazing programs that provide an entertaining and inspiring introduction to the stories of the trans community. No doubt there are many others, but here's a good start.

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          Ramona Gonzales, Julia Holter, Cole M.G.N & Nedelle Torrisi release charity 7" in ...        

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Condemnation is a 7" single released in memory of film director, musician, and artist Travis Peterson who passed away in December 2016. Peterson was a close friend of all four artists featured on this record: Ramona Gonzalez, Julia Holter, Cole M.G.N and Nedelle Torrisi.

Peterson had collaborated on music videos with Gonzalez, Holter and Torrisi, as well as with Ariel Pink, Glass Candy, Geneva Jacuzzi and many others. The double A side single (also available digitally) is comprised of two different versions of the classic 1993 Depeche Mode original. Depeche Mode was one of Travis' favourite bands.

In addition to his music video work, Peterson directed many short films including Salvation Mountain (which received a Big Sky Award from the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival), Indio, USA, (which received a Student Academy Award nomination when he was a student at AFI Conservatory), and Circus, among others. He also worked for the BBC News as a camera operator and editor. Travis also played music in bands such as MOOG, Pong, and Cherubino.

Holter, Gonzalez, Torrisi and M.G.N said: "Aside from being an authentic and talented artist and collaborator, Travis was a great friend beloved by many in Los Angeles and around the world. Known for his infectious laugh, sense of mischief, and passion for art, music, and architecture, Travis was simply a pleasure to be around. We hope you will check out a link to some of his work."

http://www.travisjpeterson.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/marcbolan666
http://www.soundcloud.com/themusicoftravispeterson

'Condemnation' Tracklisting:

1. Condemnation (Live)
2. Condemnation (Synth)

'Condemnation' Pre-order:

Condemnation is available to pre-order now on limited 7" and digital download.
Proceeds from the sale of this record will go to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in Los Angeles.

Pre-order: Domino Mart | Digital


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          James Murdoch, "the first Mafia boss in history who didn't know he was running a criminal enterprise"        


James Murdoch has been hauled back before Britain's Parliament to answer questions about what he knew and to what extent he is culpable in the News of the World/phone hacking scandal. In the BBC clip linked below, MP Tom Watson asks Murdoch if he knows what "omerta" means (Murdoch demurs). Then Murdoch embarks on a "mistakes were made" (well, "it is regrettable that things went wrong") statement that culminates with Watson asking Murdoch if he felt a comparison between News UK and the Mafia was apt. Murdoch disagrees. Watson finishes by noting that Murdoch must be "the first Mafia boss in history who didn't know he was running a criminal enterprise." To which Murdoch replies, "Mr Watson, please."

It's quite a moment.

Tom Watson labels James Murdoch 'mafia boss'

          1968: when Britain's Daily Mirror tried to overthrow Parliament        
Ben sez, "This Adam Curtis documentary (he posted the rough cut of his new one) is pretty incredible. It features the story of the head of the Daily Mirror in 1968, attempting to organize a coup of the British Parliament, partially by spreading financial panic rumors through his newspaper. He is abetted by the head of the Bank of England, and his psychic wife who convinces him that he has super powers.
Many in the Labour Party have believed ever since that Cecil King was conspiring with members of MI5 to destroy the democratically elected government, but there appears to be no hard evidence for this.

The truth is that King was in league with more familiar "rogue elements" - senior City of London bankers, including the Governor of the Bank of England, who wanted to force the Labour government to slash the financial deficit. But the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, was refusing to bow to their demands.

At the same time as this was happening, many of the journalists in Fleet Street were filled with a terrible doom about the future of newspapers. As a result the BBC got excited and went and made all sorts of films about newspapers - recording Fleet Street before it died. Some of the material they filmed is just wonderful - it is full of both touching and silly moments of an old world of journalism.

EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY (Thanks, Ben!)
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Well, wow!

I was surprised to find how much the crowd loved Nadal. There was support, more than polite, for Muller – but much more for Nadal. I would have expected a Wimbledon crowd to group behind the underdog, given that Nadal was neither English nor Federer.

I kept remembering, not much to the point, how we went to CT in (what must have been) 1996 for my mother’s 90th birthday in late October. Clinton was standing for re-election. I had been uneasy about him – them – from the beginning, and expressed this unease again. My mother said that she was absolutely behind him, being always for the underdog.

This was an idiotic statement;  and to her credit – despite being 90, and a lifelong Democrat – she corrected it. The underdog, of course, was poor old Dole with his withered arm. I’m sure she voted for Clinton anyway.

Prince Felix (was it?) of Luxembourg was there yesterday to support Muller. But if the post-match interviewer expected Muller to be even mildly excited at the news, the attempt failed. There are only 50 people in Luxembourg. Prince Felix, who plays a pretty good game of tennis himself, was an old friend, we were told; of course he was there.

The BBC remained determined to keep me away from Venus Williams. She was first on Centre Court yesterday, to be followed by Murray. When transmission started, only one channel was available and that, of course, had to be devoted to the British Girl. So I watched the midday news, and waited until that channel was available for tennis. Fifteen minutes of silliness – and then they went to an outside court. I managed to find Venus on the “red button” for her last few games, and she looked very good indeed.

Not much knitting. Nadal-Muller knocked the needles from one’s hands. I have, however, finished the basic patterning of the Northmavine Hap, and am now embarking on a top garter stitch edge. The colours all lasted the course, although without much to spare. I thought recently that I had mastered the problem I have previously mentioned to you, and could read the pattern in my knitting and keep everything properly lined up. It all went wrong at the end (Wimbledon?). I don’t care.


But I don’t think I had any such difficulty knitting Gudrun’s Hansel Hap at the end of last year – also feather-and-fan.

                  
Wimbledon promises well – I should be able to finish the basic Northmavine Hap. I’m just about to start row 9 of the final 12, the pattern row. That will leave a garter stitch edging, a sewn bind off, many a loose end, and blocking still to come. But it will be a significant step forward.

We start off with Venus Williams. The BBC has been singularly uninterested in her. They have been fully occupied, on the women’s side, with two British hopefuls (the survivor of the pair not terribly British – she was Australian until recently) and a great many brilliant players with Eastern European names whom I can’t keep straight. But it turns out that Venus has quietly made it through. I’m a tr’ffic fan, being an elder sister myself.

Thank you for your message, Cat (comment yesterday).  Are you (or is anyone?) familiar with Sally Melville’s “Knitting Pattern Essentials” or with Deborah Newton’s books about design and finishing? I ask because you said yesterday that you prefer to design your own.

It becomes more and more striking, I think, how everyone is designing shawls these days and eschewing sweaters.

Yesterday I re-watched Fruity Knitting Episode 19, from the end of last year, when Newton was the interview-ee. She is most engaging. That was before poor Andrea was struck down with repetitive strain injury and forced to stop knitting, we hope for not too much longer. She really is brilliant -- meticulous and inventive. The podcast suffers while she can’t knit.

There should be a new episode this week.


I liked your comment, Chloe (and agree with your programme for an ideal Japanese knitting class). How lucky we all are that even with our betes noirs firmly in the cupboard – bobbles and beads, for starters, in my case – there is still so wonderfully much to do!

          HB1100s Freesat Receiver with integrated Wi-Fi, Black        
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          HDR-1800T Smart 320GB Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder        
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The Humax HDR-1800T is a set top box (STB) that receives all Free to Air HD digital TV channels via the Freeview service it is a DTR (digital television recorder), bursting with recording, multimedia, home-networking and on-demand services for the ultimate subscription-free TV experience. Simply plug the HDR-2000T into your HD-ready TV to enjoy ten high definition (HD) channels, as well as access to up to 50 Freeview standard definition TV channels and 24 radio channels. Freeview HDFreeview is a free television service that delivers over 50 TV Channels, and 24 digital radio channels via a terrestrial TV aerial. You receive these TV/radio signals from your aerial via equipment that has the Freeview digital tuners built inside like TV’s and set top boxes. The Freeview+HD service delivers 10 HD Channels including: BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, ITV 1HD and Channel 4. Hours of recordingWith the Humax Freeview HDR-1800T 320GB you can record up to 200 hours of standard definition (SD) TV programmes or up to 80 hours of high definition (HD) TV, which can be selected from an easy to view electronic programme guide (EPG). 8 day plannerThe 8 day EPG allows you to plan your future viewing, by using the remote control you can simply highlight the channel and show you wish to record and press the record button. Smart featuresThe Humax TV Portal is your gateway to BBC iPlayer and YouTube. Simply connect the HDR-1800T to your home broadband connection, either by Ethernet cable directly or via powerline adaptors or the optional Humax wireless dongle, additional services to be added in the future. More mediaThe HDR-1800T 320GB offers exciting multimedia and home networking capabilities when connected to the internet via the Ethernet, making it the hub of any home. Play media content including photos, videos and MP3s directly onto your TV using a memory device in the USB port, or connect it to PCs or laptops around the home through your home router. Easy setup Once you've removed the HDR-1800T 320GB from its box, set up is quick and very easy. Every box comes with an HDMI cable for perfect digital transmission of HD pictures and sound.


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          BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme        

Application Deadline: 01 March 2015 Description Grants for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK. Value Notes Grants of up to £10,000 are available for one year. Organisations can usually only have one application assessed in any 12 month period. Extended […]

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          Sun’s Out, Pimm’s Out        

There’s a great English tradition that happens every July: Wimbledon. Women put on their nicest sun dresses and big floppy hats, men wear all-white, and everyone gathers around to watch the best tennis players in the world smash a small fuzzy ball across an immaculate grass court with savage fury. What do they drink on this special occasion? Pimm’s. You can find this national treasure at Liquor Barn. What exactly is Pimm’s and how do you drink it? That’s the subject of this week’s blog.

A man named James Pimm came to London to seek his fortune after growing up the son of a farmer in rural Kent. In 1823 he set up shop near the City of London, the English capital’s financial district. Every afternoon, thirsty bankers would stop by his bar, and Pimm served up gin cocktails. Eventually he created a gin concoction with dozens of herbs, caramelized orange, and a mix of spices. The result was a bittersweet, reddish amber liquor with an ABV of 25%.

Over the next few decades, Pimm expanded his distilling operation to meet growing demand from bars all over England. In 1865, he sold the business and rights to his name, and the business changed hands a few times in quick succession. Ultimately, a chain of Pimm’s Oyster Houses was franchised in 1887, with Pimm’s famous No. 1 cup being the best seller.

The next century saw other spirits introduced with the Pimm’s name -- No.s 2-6 -- but none of them ever reached the level of popularity of the No. 1. Most of them have been phased out, with the exception of No. 3, a brandy-based infusion that is currently released during the colder months as Pimm’s winter cup.

Nowadays, Pimm’s has enjoyed a renaissance thanks to the increasing global audience of Wimbledon; the BBC estimated that a billion people in 200 countries watched at least part of a match or highlights. Some savvy marketing campaigns So how do you enjoy a classic Pimm’s No. 1 cup? Here’s the recipe, straight from Pimm’s:

Pile all the ingredients in a tall glass, mix and sip.

INGREDIENTS

  • Highball glass
  • 50ml PIMM’S No.1
  • 150ml of Lemonade
  • Mint, orange, strawberries, chopped up into bite-size pieces

Cucumber to garnish and ice


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Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.

This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.

The film was shot on Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cameras & lenses sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs' Michron & Pulse, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.

Original video premiered on BBC Earth: bbc.com/earth/story/20170502-on-rare-occasions-the-grand-canyon-fills-with-thick-cloud

High resolution stills can be found here: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24210546/JPEG/KAIBAB%20ELEGY%20-%20HARUN%20MEHMEDINOVIC%20-%20SKYGLOWPROJECT.zip

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Vụ Nổ Lớn là một lý thuyết khoa học về nguồn gốc của vũ trụ. Lý thuyết đó phát biểu rằng vũ trụ được bắt đầu từ một điểm kỳ dị có mật độ vật chất và nhiệt độ lớn vô hạn tại một thời điểm hữu hạn trong quá khứ. Từ đó, không gian đã mở rộng cùng với thời gian và làm cho các thiên hà di chuyển xa nhau hơn tạo ra một vũ trụ giãn nở như chúng ta thấy ngày nay.

Ý tưởng trung tâm của lý thuyết này là quá trình vũ trụ đang giãn nở. Nó được minh chứng bằng các thí nghiệm về dịch chuyển đỏ của các thiên hà (định luật Hubble). Điều đó có nghĩa là các thiên hà đang rời xa nhau và cũng có nghĩa là chúng đã từng ở rất gần nhau trong quá khứ và quá khứ xa xưa nhất, cách đây khoảng 13,7 tỷ (13.7 × 109) năm, là một điểm kỳ dị. Từ "vụ nổ lớn" được sử dụng trong một nghĩa hẹp, đó là một thời điểm trong thời gian khi sự mở rộng của vũ trụ bắt đầu xuất hiện, và theo nghĩa rộng, đó là quá trình tiến hóa, giải thích nguồn gốc và sự phát triển của vũ trụ.

Lịch sử

Lý thuyết Vụ Nổ Lớn được đưa ra dựa trên cơ sở của các thành tựu của lý thuyết và thực nghiệm. Về mặt thực nghiệm, năm 1910, nhà khoa học Vesto Slipher và sau này là Carl Wilhelm Wirtz đã xác định rằng hầu hết các tinh vân hình xoáy ốc đang rời xa Trái Đất, nhưng họ không nhận ra ý nghĩa của việc này, họ cũng không nhận ra được là các tinh vân đó là các thiên hà ở ngoài Ngân Hà của chúng ra.

Cũng vào những năm 1910, lý thuyết tương đối rộng của Albert Einstein thừa nhận một vũ trụ không tĩnh tại. Vũ trụ được mô tả bằng một ten sơ metric là một vũ trụ đang giãn nở hoặc đang co lại. Nhưng bản thân Einstein lại cho rằng một vũ trụ như thế là sai và ông đã bổ sung một hằng số vũ trụ, có tác dụng như một lực hút để có thể mô tả một vũ trụ tĩnh tại. Người đầu tiên nghiên cứu thuyết tương đối rộng một cách nghiêm túc mà không cần đến hằng số vũ trụ là Alexander Friedmann, và ông đưa ra các phương trình mô tả cho vũ trụ Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker.

Năm 1927, một thầy tu dòng tên người Bỉ là Georges Lemaître cũng đưa ra các phương trình Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker một cách độc lập dựa trên các quan sát về sự lùi xa của các tinh vân hình xoáy ốc, và giả thiết rằng vũ trụ bắt đầu từ một "vụ nổ" của một "nguyên tử nguyên thủy" mà sau này gọi là "Vụ Nổ Lớn".

Năm 1929, Edwin Hubble đã đưa ra các cơ sở thực nghiệm cho lý thuyết của Lemaître. Hubble chứng minh rằng, các tinh vân hình xoáy ốc là các thiên hà và ông đo khoảng cách giữa chúng bằng các ngôi sao Cepheid. Ông phát hiện ra rằng các thiên hà đang rời ra xa chúng ta theo tất cả các hướng với vận tốc tỷ lệ với khoảng cách giữa chúng. Sự giãn nở này được gọi là định luật Hubble.

Do sự giới hạn của nguyên lý vũ trụ, định luật Hubble gợi ý rằng vũ trụ đang giãn nở. Điều này cho phép hai khả năng trái ngược nhau có thể xảy ra. Khả năng thứ nhất là lý thuyết về vụ nổ lớn của của Lemaître, và sau đó được George Gamow mở rộng là đúng. Khả năng thứ hai là vũ trụ tuân theo mô hình trạng thái dừng của Fred Hoyle, trong đó, vật chất được tạo ra khi các thiên hà chuyển động ra xa khỏi nhau. Theo mô hình của Hoyle, vũ trụ gần như không đổi theo thời gian. Thực ra chính Hoyle là người đã đặt tên cho lý thuyết của Lemaître một cách mỉa mai trên một chương trình của đài BBC vào năm 1949 là "vụ nổ lớn", đến năm 1950 cái tên trên mới được in ở trên các bài báo.

Trong rất nhiều năm, ý tưởng này vẫn gây nhiều tranh cãi. Tuy nhiên, có nhiều bằng chứng thực nghiệm ủng hộ ý tưởng cho rằng vũ trụ bắt đầu từ một trạng thái đặc nóng. Từ khám phá bức xạ phông vi sóng vũ trụ vào năm 1965 thì lý thuyết vụ nổ lớn được coi là lý thuyết tốt nhất để mô tả nguồn gốc và tiến hóa của vũ trụ.

Trước những năm cuối của thập kỷ 1960, rất nhiều nhà vũ trụ học nghĩ rằng điểm kỳ dị có mật độ vô hạn tại thời điểm bắt đầu của thời gian trong mô hình vũ trụ của Friedmann có thể không đúng nếu trước đó, vũ trụ ở pha co lại nhưng khi đến gần các thiên hà trượt qua nhau và chuyển sang pha giãn nở như hiện nay. Richard Tolman gọi vũ trụ như thê này là vũ trụ dao động. Tuy nhiên, vào những năm 1960, Stephen Hawking và những người khác chứng minh rằng vũ trụ như thế không thể tồn tại và điểm kỳ dị là một đặc điểm quan trọng nhất của vật lý được mô tả bằng lý thuyết hấp dẫn của Einstein. Điều này thuyết phục phần lớn các nhà vũ trụ học chấp nhận vũ trụ được mô tả bằng lý thuyết tương đối rộng được sinh ra tại một thời điểm hữu hạn trong quá khứ. Tuy nhiên, vì lý thuyết hấp dẫn lượng tử chưa hoàn thiện nên không có cách nào kiểm chứng điểm kỳ dị tại Vụ nổ lớn là một điểm khởi đầu cho vũ trụ và cũng không thể nào nói rằng vũ trụ có tuổi vô hạn.

Ngày nay, tất cả các công trình lý thuyết về vũ trụ học đều là phần mở rộng hoặc hiệu chỉnh lại lý thuyết Vụ nổ lớn ban đầu. Rất nhiều các công trình hiện nay về vũ trụ học bao gồm việc nghiên cứu sự hình thành của các thiên hà trong bối cảnh sau Vụ nổ lớn, tìm hiểu cái gì đã xảy ra tại Vụ nổ lớn và so sánh các kết quả thực nghiệm với lý thuyết.

Việc nghiên cứu về Vụ nổ lớn có những bước tiến bộ vượt bậc vào những năm 1990 và những đầu năm của thế kỷ 21 nhờ vào sự phát triển của kỹ thuật kính thiên văn kết hợp với một lượng lớn các dự liệu vệ tinh như Máy thăm dò phông vũ trụ (COBE), kính thiên văn không gian Hubble và Máy dò dị hướng vi sóng Wilkinson (WMAP). Các dữ liệu này cho phép các nhà vũ trụ học tính toán rất nhiều thông số về Vụ nổ lớn với độ chính xác cao và cho ra khám phá bất ngờ là sự giãn nở của vũ trụ không phải là đều mà đang được gia tốc. (Xem năng lượng tối).

Mô tả lý thuyết

Dựa trên các phép đo về sự giãn nở của vũ trụ bằng sao siêu mới loại I, các phép đo về sự trồi sụt của bức xạ phông vi sóng vũ trụ và các phép đo về hàm liên kết của các thiên hà, người ta xác định được tuổi của vũ trụ là 13.7 ± 0.2 tỷ năm. Kết quả giống nhau của ba phép đo độc lập này được coi là bằng chứng thuyết phục cho một mô hình gọi là mô hình Lambda-CDM mô tả chi tiết tính chất của vũ trụ.

Vũ trụ vào giai đoạn sớm là một vũ trụ đồng nhất và đẳng hướng với mật độ năng lượng, nhiệt độ và áp suất cực cao. Sau đó đó vũ trụ nở ra, lạnh đi và trải qua một quá trình chuyển pha giống như sự ngưng tụ của hơi nước hoặc sự đóng băng của nước khi nhiệt độ giảm xuống, tất nhiên là không phải sự chuyển pha của phân tử nước mà là của các hạt cơ bản.

Khoảng 10-35 giây sau kỷ nguyên Planck, một loại chuyển pha làm cho vũ trụ trải qua giai đoạn phát triển theo hàm mũ được gọi là giai đoạn lạm phát vũ trụ. Sau khi quá trình lạm phát kết thúc, thành phần của vũ trụ gồm các plasma quark-gluon (gồm tất cả các hạt khác, một số thực nghiệm gần đây gợi ý có thể vũ trụ lúc đó là một loại chất lỏng quark-gluon)[1] (http://www.aip.org/pnu/2005/split/728-1.html). Các hạt này đều chuyển động tương đối. Khi vũ trụ tiếp tục gia tăng kích thước thì nhiệt độ tiếp tục giảm. Tại một nhiệt độ nhất định, một giai đoạn mà hiện nay người ta vẫn chưa biết hết về nó gọi là quá trình sinh hạt baryon, tại đó, các quark và gluon kết hợp với nhau để tạo nên các hạt baryon, như là proton và neutron, và bằng cách nào đó mà thể hiện tính phi đối xứng giữa vật chất và phản vật chất. Nếu tiếp tục hạ nhiệt độ thì sẽ dẫn đến nhiều quá trình chuyển pha có tính đối xứng bị phá vỡ hơn và làm cho các lực vật lý và các hạt cơ bản tồn tại ở trạng thái như chúng ta thấy ngày nay. Sau đó, một số proton và neutron kết hợp với nhau để hình thành các hạt nhân nguyên tử deuterium và hêli, quá trình này gọi là sự tổng hợp hạt nhân vụ nổ lớn. Khi vũ trụ tiếp tục bị nguội đi, vật chất không còn chuyển động với vận tốc tương đối nữa và mật độ năng lượng do khối lượng nghỉ thể hiện dưới dạng hấp dẫn sẽ thống trị mật độ năng lượng thể hiện dưới dạng bức xạ. Khoảng 300.000 năm sau vụ nổ lớn, các điện tử và các hạt nhân kết hợp với nhau tạo nên các nguyên tử (phần lớn là hiđrô); do đó, bức xạ được tách khỏi vật chất và tiếp tục truyền trong không gian mà hầu như không bị cản trở. Dấu vết của bức xạ này tồn tại đến ngày nay chính là bức xạ phông vi sóng.

Theo thời gian, một số vùng có mật độ vật chất cao hơn sẽ hút nhau do lực hấp dẫn và càng làm cho các vùng đó đặc hơn nữa để hình thành nên các đám mây vật chất, các ngôi sao, các thiên hà và các cấu trúc vũ trụ mà chúng ta quan sát được ngày nay. Chi tiết của quá trình này phụ thuộc vào lượng và loại vật chất trong vũ trụ. Có ba loại vật chất được biết là vật chất tối lạnh, vật chất tối nóng và vật chất thường. Các phép đo thực nghiệm cho thấy rằng dạng vật chất tối lạnh thống trị vũ trụ, nó chiếm đến hơn 80% khối lượng, trong khi hai loại vật chất kia chỉ chiếm chưa đến 20% khối lượng.

Về mặt năng lượng thì vũ trụ hiện nay có vẻ như bị thống trị bởi một dạng năng lượng bí ẩn được gọi là năng lượng tối. Khoảng 70% mật độ năng lượng toàn phần của vũ trụ tồn tại ở dạng này. Sự có mặt của dạng năng lượng này được suy ra từ sự sai khác giữa sự giãn nở của vũ trụ và công thức liên hệ giữa tốc độ - khoảng cách làm cho không thời gian giãn nở nhanh hơn trông đợi tại các khoảng cách lớn. Năng lượng tối xuất hiện như là một hằng số vũ trụ trong các phương trình Einstein của lý thuyết tương đối rộng. Nhưng bản chất, các chi tiết về phương trình trạng thái, và mối liên hệ với mô hình chuẩn của vật lý hạt vẫn còn chưa sáng tỏ và cần được nghiên cứu cả về lý thuyết lẫn thực nghiệm.

Tất cả các quan sát đều được giải thích bằng mô hình Lambda-CDM, trong đó, mô hình toán học về vụ nổ lớn có sáu thông số tự do. Bí ẩn xuất hiện khi người ta quan sát gần điểm khởi đầu, khi mà năng lượng của các hạt lớn hơn năng lượng mà các thực nghiệm chưa đạt được. Hiện không có mô hình vật lý nào mô tả vũ trụ ở thời điểm trước 10-33 giây, trước thời điểm chuyển pha được gọi là lý thuyết thống nhất lớn. Tại thời khắc ngắn ngủi đầu tiên này, lý thuyết Einstein về hấp dẫn tiên đoán một điểm kỳ dị hấp dẫn, tại đó mật độ vật chất trở nên vô hạn. Để giải quyết nghịch lý vật lý này, người ta cần đến lý thuyết lượng tử hấp dẫn. Đó là một trong những vấn đề chưa giải quyết được trong vật lý.

Cơ sở lý thuyết

Lý thuyết Vụ Nổ Lớn ngày nay dựa trên ba giả thuyết sau:

1. Tính phổ quát của các định luật vật lý
2. Nguyên lý vũ trụ học
3. Nguyên lý Copernic

Ban đầu, các giải thuyết trên chỉ được thừa nhận nhưng ngày nay có rất nhiều thực nghiệm kiểm tra tính đúng đắn của chúng. Tính phổ quát của các định luật vật lý được chứng minh là đúng đắn vì các sai số lớn nhất về hằng số cấu trúc tinh tế trong một khoảng thời gian bằng tuổi của vũ trụ chỉ cỡ khoảng 10-5. Tính dị hướng của vũ trụ xác định nguyên lý vũ trụ và được kiểm nghiệm với độ chính xác 10-5 và vũ trụ được xác định là đồng nhất trên quy mô lớn với độ sai số khoảng 10%. Hiện nay người ta vẫn đang trong quá trình kiểm tra nguyên lý Copernic bằng cách nghiên cứu tương tác giữa các đám thiên hà bằng CMB thông qua hiệu ứng Sunyaev-Zeldovich với độ chính xác 1%.

Lý thuyết Vụ Nổ Lớn sử dụng giả thuyết Weyl để đo thời gian tại bất kỳ thời điểm nào sau kỷ nguyên Planck. Các phép đo này dựa trên các tọa độ quy chiếu trong đó khoảng cách quy chiếu và thời gian quy chiếu đã loại bỏ sự giãn nở của vũ trụ trên quan điểm của các phép đo không-thời gian. Khoảng cách quy chiếu và thời gian quy chiếu được định nghĩa sao cho các vật thể chuyển động trong các vũ trụ giãn nở khác nhau có cùng một khoảng cách và các chân trời hạt hay các giới hạn quan sát (của một vũ trụ nào đó) được xác định bởi thời gian quy chiếu.

Vì vũ trụ có thể được mô tả bởi các tọa độ như vậy, vụ nổ lớn không phải là một vụ nổ trong đó vật chất được phóng ra và lấp đầy một vũ trụ trống rỗng; cái đang giãn nở chính là không-thời gian. Đó chính là sự giãn nở làm cho khoảng cách vật lý giữa hai điểm cố định trong vũ trụ của chúng ta tăng lên. Các vật thể liên kết với nhau (ví dụ bị liên kết bởi lực hấp dẫn) thì không giãn nở cùng không-thời gian vì các định luật vật lý điều khiển chúng được giả thiết là đồng nhất và độc lập với các giãn nở metric. Hơn nữa, sự giãn nở của vũ trụ tại nấc thang cục bộ ngày nay quá nhỏ nên nếu có sự phụ thuộc nào của các định luật vật lý vào sự giãn nở thì sự phụ thuộc đó cũng rất nhỏ làm cho các máy đo không thể xác định được.

Bằng chứng thực nghiệm

Nói chung, có ba bằng chứng chủ yếu ủng hộ lý thuyết vụ nổ lớn về nguồn gốc vũ trụ. Đó là định luật Hubble cho thấy sự giãn nở của vũ trụ dựa trên sự dịch chuyển đỏ của các thiên hà; việc tìm ra bức xạ phông vi sóng vũ trụ; và sự thống trị của các nguyên tố nhẹ. (Xem thêm tổng hợp hạt nhân Vụ Nổ Lớn). Hơn nữa, các hàm liên kết của các cấu trúc tại các nấc thang vĩ mô của vũ trụ hoàn toàn trùng khớp với lý thuyết Vụ Nổ Lớn.

Định luật Hubble về sự giãn nở của vũ trụ
Các quan sát về các thiên hà và các quasar xa xôi cho thấy rằng ánh sáng từ chúng phát ra bị dịch chuyển về phía các ánh sáng có bước sóng dài hơn (dịch chuyển đỏ) và sự dịch chuyển đó tỷ lệ với khoảng cách giữa chúng. Sự dịch chuyển ánh sáng được rút ra từ phổ tần số của vật thể khi so sánh với các vạch phổ phát xạ hoặc hấp thụ của nguyên tử của các nguyên tố tương tác với bức xạ. Sự dịch chuyển đỏ này được giải thích bằng hiệu ứng Doppler đối với ánh sáng khi nguồn phát chuyển động ra xa nguồn thu. Sự dịch chuyển về phía bước sóng dài tỷ lệ với khoảng cách và hiện tượng này được biểu diễn bằng định luật Hubble như sau:

v = H0 D

trong đó v vận tốc rời xa, D khoảng cách và H0 hằng số Hubble có giá trị bằng 71 ± 4 km/giây/Mpc.

Bức xạ phông vũ trụ
Lý thuyết vụ nổ lớn tiên đoán về sự tồn tại của bức xạ phông vi sóng vũ trụ được tạo thành từ các quang tử phát ra từ giai đoạn sinh hạt baryon. Vì vũ trụ thời kỳ sơ khai ở trạng thái cân bằng nhiệt động nên nhiệt độ của bức xạ và plasma bằng nhau cho đến khi plasma tái hợp. Trước khi nguyên tử được hình thành thì bức xạ bị hấp tụ và tái phát xạ đều trong một quá trình gọi là tán xạ Compton: vũ trụ vào giai đoạn sơ khai không trong suốt với ánh sáng. Tuy nhiên, quá trình nhiệt độ của vũ trụ bị giảm đi khi giãn nở làm cho nhiệt độ xuống thấp hơn 3000 K, tại nhiệt độ này thì điện tử và hạt nhân kếp hợp với nhau để tạo ra nguyên tử và các plasma nguyên thủy bị biến thành khí trung hòa. Quá trình này được gọi là quá trình giải phóng quang tử. Một vũ trụ chỉ gồm các nguyên tử trung hòa cho phép bức xạ truyền qua mà không bị cản trở nhiều.

Vì tại các giai đoạn sớm, vũ trụ ở trong trạng thái cân bằng nhiệt động nên bức xạ từ thời điểm này có phổ phân bố giống như phổ phát xạ của một vật đen được truyền một cách tự do cho đến ngày nay sẽ bị dịch chuyển đỏ theo định luật Hubble. Bức xạ đó phải được giống nhau theo mọi hướng trong không gian.

Năm 1964, Arno Penzias và Robert Wilson đã phát hiện ra bức xạ phông vũ trụ khi họ tiến hành nghiên cứu một máy thu tín hiệu vi sóng ở phòng thí nghiệm Bell. Khám phá của họ đã khẳng định tiên đoán về bức xạ phông vũ trụ, một bức xạ đẳng hướng và đồng nhất phân bố giống như phổ phát xạ của vật đen có nhiệt độ khoảng 3 K. Penzias và Wilson được trao giải Nobel về vật lý nhờ khám phá này.

Năm 1989, cơ quan hàng không vũ trụ Hoa Kỳ NASA đã phóng vệ tinh thăm dò phông vũ trụ (COBE), các kết quả ban đầu quan sát được rất phù hợp với các tiên đoán của lý thuyết vụ nổ lớn liên quan đến bức xạ phông vũ trụ. COBE đã tìm thấy nhiệt độ dư là 2,726 K và xác định được rằng bức xạ đó là đẳng hướng với độ chính xác 10-5. Vào những năm 1990, tính dị hướng của bức xạ phông vũ trụ được nghiên cứu rất chi tiết bằng rất nhiều các thí nghiệm và kết quả là về mặt hình học, vũ trụ là phẳng (xem hình dáng của vũ trụ).

Vào đầu năm 2003 các kết quả từ vệ tinh dị hướng vi sóng Wilkinson (WMAP) được phóng và đã thu được các giá trị chính xác nhất về các thông số vũ trụ. Vệ tinh này cũng loại bỏ một số mô hình lạm phát vũ trụ đặc biệt nhưng nhìn chung thì các kết quả phù hợp với lý thuyết lạm phát.

Sự hình thành các nguyên tố cơ bản
Sử dụng mô hình vụ nổ lớn, người ta có thể tính được mật độ helium-4, helium-3, deuterium và lithium-7 trong vũ trụ so với mật độ của hydrogen dựa trên tỷ lệ quang tử/baryon. Tỷ lệ tính toán là khoảng 0,25 đối với 4He/H, khoảng 10-3 đối với 2H/H, khoảng 10-4 đối với 3He/H và khoảng 10-9 đối với 7Li/H.

Tất cả cá giá trị đều rất phù hợp với tính toán từ tỷ lệ baryon/quang tử. Đây cũng được coi là một trong những bằng chứng rõ ràng nhất về vụ nổ lớn, đây là lý thuyết duy nhất có thể giải thích được sự thống trị của các nguyên tố nhẹ trong vũ trụ. Trên thực tế, không có kết quả thực nghiệm nào nằm ngoài khuôn khổ lý thuyết vụ nổ lớn, ví dụ, vũ trụ có nhiều helium hơn deuterium hoặc có nhiều deuterium hơn 3He.

Sự phân bố và tiến hóa của các thiên hà
Các nghiên cứu thực nghiệm về hình dáng và phân bố của các thiên hà và các quasar đã cho những bằng chứng rất thuyết phục về vụ nổ lớn. Kết hợp các quan sát và tính toán lý thuyết gợi ý rằng các quasar và các thiên hà được hình thành khoảng một tỷ năm sau vụ nổ lớn, và từ đó các cấu trúc lớn hơn được hình thành như các nhóm thiên hà, đám thiên hà và siêu đám thiên hà. Các ngôi sao cũng già đi và tiến hóa, do đó, các thiên hà xa xôi (chúng ta thấy ở chúng ở giai đoạn sớm của vũ trụ) sẽ rất khác các thiên hà gần hơn (chúng ta sẽ thấy chúng ở giai đoạn muộn hơn). Hơn nữa, các thiên hà hình thành gần đây sẽ rất khác với các thiên hà cũng ở gần như thế nhưng hình thành tại các giai đoạn rất sớm sau vụ nổ lớn. Các quan sát này là các chứng cớ phủ nhận mô hình trạng thái dừng. Các quan sát về sự hình thành các ngôi sao, sự phân bố của các thiên hà và quasar, và các cấu trúc lớn hơn phù hợp rất tốt với mô hình lý thuyết về cấu trúc của vũ trụ và cho phép hoàn thiện các tính toán chi tiết.

Các đặc điểm và các bài toán

Về mặt lịch sử, có rất nhiều các bài toán xuất hiện trong lý thuyết Vụ Nổ Lớn. Một số bài toán chủ yếu có tính lịch sử và được khắc phục bằng cách thay đổi lý thuyết hoặc thông qua các kết quả thực nghiệm chính xác hơn. Một số vấn đề khác như là bài toán phân bố và bài toán thiên hà lùn về vật chất tối lạnh không được coi là quan trọng vì chúng chỉ liên quan đến các hiệu chỉnh của lý thuyết.

Có một số lý thuyết không tin vào sự tồn tại của Vụ Nổ Lớn, cho rằng nghiệm của các bài toán chuẩn là do các sửa đổi và bổ sung tùy ý vào lý thuyết. Phần lớn các lý thuyết đó tấn công vào các hiện tượng như vật chất tối, năng lượng tối và thăng giáng vũ trụ. Các vấn đề này là các bài toán chưa có lời giải trong vật lý, chúng tuy chưa có lời giải nhưng có nhiều quan sát ủng hộ chúng, đó là bức xạ phông vi sóng, cấu trúc vũ trụ tại các nấc thang vĩ mô và các sao siêu mới loại IA. Hiệu ứng hấp dẫn của các thực thể này đã được hiểu về mặt thực nghiệm và lý thuyết thậm chí các mô hình để giải thích cho chúng chưa hoàn toàn phù hợp với mô hình chuẩn của vật lý hạt. Tuy vậy, phần lớn các nhà thiên văn học và các nhà vật lý đều đồng ý rằng sự phù hợp giữa giải thuyết về vụ nổ lớn và các quan sát đã thiết lập các nền tảng cho lý thuyết này.

Sau đây liệt kê tóm tắt các bài toán của lý thuyết Vụ Nổ Lớn.

Bài toán về chân trời
Bài toán về chân trời phát sinh từ việc thông tin không thể truyền nhanh hơn vận tốc ánh sáng, do đó sẽ có hai vùng không gian cách nhau một khoảng cách lớn hơn quãng đường mà ánh sáng đi được trong một thời gian bằng tuổi của vũ trụ. Như vậy, nếu hai vật thể ở đầu hai khoảng cách xa đến thế, sẽ không thể biết được thông tin về nhau, điều này tương tự như tồn tại một chân trời, mà đằng sau nó, chúng không có mối quan hệ nhân quả với chúng ta. Như thế thì tính đẳng hướng của bức xạ phông vũ trụ sẽ không chắc chắn bởi vì kích thước của chân trời hạt tại thời điểm này chỉ tương ứng với kích thước của hai độ khối trên bầu trời. Nếu vũ trụ có lịch sử giãn nở giống nhau từ kỷ nguyên Planck thì sẽ không có lý do nào làm cho các vùng đó có cùng nhiệt độ.

Sự bất hợp lý này được giải quyết bằng lý thuyết lạm phát, lý thuyết này cho rằng trường năng lượng vô hướng đồng nhất và đẳng hướng thống trị vũ trụ tại thời điểm 10-35 giây sau kỷ nguyên Planck. Trong quá trình lạm phát, vũ trụ trải qua giai đoạn giãn nở theo hàm mũ và những vùng nằm trong mối liên hệ nhân quả sẽ giãn nở sao cho chúng nằm ngoài mối quan hệ nhân quả với chân trời của vùng khác. Nguyên lý bất định tiên đoán rằng, trong thời kỳ lạm phát có các thăng giáng nhiệt lượng tử được khuyếch đại lên đến quy mô vũ trụ. Các thăng giáng này, có vai trò như là các hạt nhân của các cấu trúc vũ trụ hiện thấy ngày nay. Sau thời kỳ lạm phát, vũ trụ giãn nở theo định luật Hubble và các vùng nằm bên ngoài mối quan hệ nhân quả sẽ trở lại chân trời. Điều này giải thích tính đẳng hường của bức xạ phông vũ trụ. Thuyết lạm phát còn tiên đoán thăng giáng nguyên thủy hầu như không đổi được coi là bất biến khoảng cách và tuân theo phân bố Gauss được khẳng định bằng các quan sát về bức xạ phông vũ trụ.

Bài toán về độ phẳng
Bài toán về độ phẳng là một bài toán thực nghiệm phát sinh từ việc nghiên cứu hình dáng vũ trụ liên quan đến nghiệm Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker. Nói chung, vũ trụ có thể có ba loại hình dáng: hình hyperbol, hình Euclide và hình ellip. Hình dáng của vũ trụ phụ thuộc vào mật độ năng lượng toàn phần của vũ trụ (được đo bằng ten sơ ứng suất-năng lượng): nếu mật độ nhỏ hơn mật độ tới hạn thì vũ trụ sẽ có dạng hình hyperbol, nếu lớn hơn thì có dạng ellip, còn nếu đúng bằng giá trị đó thì sẽ c
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Las declaraciones de la fiscal general Luisa Ortega Díaz abrió una caja de Pandora, y entre ella la presión en el cumplimiento de la ley, lo que además brinda formalidad a las peticiones.

Según el Artículo 265 de la Constitución. Los magistrados o magistradas del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia podrán ser removidos o removidas por la Asamblea Nacional mediante una mayoría calificada de las dos terceras partes de sus integrantes, previa audiencia concedida al interesado o interesada, en caso de faltas graves ya calificadas por el Poder Ciudadano, en los términos que la ley establezca.

(Aquí entre el debate si se debieron o no contar los 4 diputados menos para que la calificada fuese de 109 pero también el "desacato" sirve para ignorar lo que sí se puede como votos de censura a ministros y claro, remoción de magistrados y rectores). Cito el artículo de enero de 2016 de Daniel Pardo para BBC Mundo al respecto.

Artículo 62 de la Ley Orgánica del TSJ (PDF).

Los Magistrados o Magistradas del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia podrán ser removidos de sus cargos en los términos que establece el artículo 265 de la Constitución de la República, y serán causas graves para ello las siguientes:
1. Las que establecen la Ley Orgánica del Poder Ciudadano y el Código de Ética del Juez Venezolano y la Jueza Venezolana.
3. No ser imparcial o independiente en el ejercicio de sus funciones. 
5. Llevar a cabo activismo político partidista, gremial, sindical o de índole semejante.
9. Incumplir o incurrir en negligencia manifiesta en el ejercicio de sus atribuciones y deberes.
11. Cometer hechos graves que, constitutivos o no de delito, pongan en peligro su credibilidad e imparcialidad y comprometan la dignidad del cargo.
12. Cuando ejerzan influencia directa en la designación de quienes cumplan funciones públicas.
13. Cuando incurran en abuso o exceso de autoridad.
 14. Cuando incurran en grave e inexcusable error de derecho, cohecho, prevaricación, dolo o denegación de justicia.
15. Cuando hubiere suministrado datos falsos con motivo de su postulación como Magistrado o Magistrada a la fecha de la misma, que impida conocer o tergiverse el cumplimiento de los requisitos exigidos en la presente ley y en la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.

Artículo 32 de la Ley Orgánica del Poder Ciudadano (PDF).

Los ciudadanos o ciudadanas o los representantes de los Poderes Públicos podrán solicitar al Consejo Moral Republicano la calificación de la falta en que presuntamente se encuentre incurso el magistrado o magistrada del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia.

(Es decir, con firmas los ciudadanos y cualquier diputado o directiva de la Asamblea Nacional).

Se consideran faltas graves de los magistrados o las magistradas del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia, las siguientes:

1. Cuando atenten, amenacen, o lesionen la ética pública y la moral administrativa establecida en la presente Ley.
2. Cuando incurran en algunas de las causales de destitución del cargo previsto en el Código de Ética del Juez Venezolano o Jueza Venezolana.
3. Cuando actúen con grave e inexcusable ignorancia de la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, de la ley y del derecho.
4. Cuando adopten decisiones que atenten o lesionen los intereses de la Nación
5. Cuando violen, amenacen, o menoscaben los principios fundamentales establecidos en la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.
6. Cuando lleven a cabo activismo político partidista, gremial, sindical o de índole semejante, o realicen actividades privadas lucrativas incompatibles con. su función por sí, o por interpuesta persona, o ejerzan cualquier otra función pública, a excepción de actividades educativas.

Y sí, como dijo en Facebook la profesora Zeudy Acosta, les faltó: "Todas las anteriores".


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          Spare Air this weekend        

Berlin in light: cabaret, dance-band and theater music from Berlin in the 1920s and early ’30s. Kurt Weill is the composer looming over this time and place, but many other artists and composers (not all of them German) figured prominently in this singular musical scene. We’ll hear voices from the period – notably the amazing vocal sextet the Comedian Harmonists – and leading current-day interpreters, including Max Raabe & Das Palast Orchester and the chanteuse Ute Lemper.

June 4
7-9 p.m. EDT
2300-0100 GMT/UTC
WDCE-FM, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Kurt Weill: “Berlin im Licht”
Rosemary Hardy, vocalist
Ensemble Modern/HK Gruber
(Largo)

Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht:
“Die Moritat vom Mackie-Messer” (“Mack the Knife”)
Lotte Lenya, vocalist
orchestra
(Telefunken)
 
Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht: “Pirate Jenny”
Lotte Lenya, vocalist
Lewis Ruth Band/Theo Mackeben
(Intense Media)

James P. Johnson:
“Original Charleston”
Das Palast Orchester
(Monopol)

Michael Jary-Rosita Serrando:
“Roter Mohn”
Herman Hupfeld:
“As Time Goes By”
Max Raabe, vocalist
Das Palast Orchester
(Edel)

Sholom Secunda-
Jacob Jacobs:
“Bei mir bist du schön”
Max Raabe, vocalist
Das Palast Orchester
(SPV)

Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht: “Alabama Song”
Max Raabe, vocalist
Das Palast Orchester