Archive for November, 2012

Index November 2012

Friday, November 30th, 2012

2012-11-01: Cirque du Soleil;
2012-11-02: Death-Defying Skydiver Felix Baumgartner: It’s Never Been about the Thrills;
2012-11-03: The American Enigma: Berlin Unsure about a Possible President Romney;
2012-11-04: The challenge for Beijing’s new leaders: Chinese no longer bow to autocratic rule;
2012-11-05: Our American endorsement: Which one?
2012-11-06: Corbett Reports … und mehr noch;
2012-11-07: Hot Air Capitalism;
2012-11-07: Wenn wir in Österreich nicht mehr Grüß Gott sagen dürfen …;
2012-11-08: Women In Senate: 2012 Election ushers in historic number of Female Senators;
2012-11-09: the Left, Socialism, Marxism …;
2012-11-10: Preservation in a Petri Dish: Scientists Hope Cloning Will Save Endangered Animals;
2012-11-10: ECOSOC for AEHRF – the end;
2012-11-11: Left Leading;
2012-11-11: Die City of London;
2012-11-12: Persona non grata in South Sudan;
2012-11-12: zur Organspende;
2012-11-13: UK sex abusers surrounded Thatcher era;
2012-11-13: Update / mein Kommentar zur Organspende;
2012-11-14: Virgil Armstrong;
2012-11-15: What is the fiscal cliff?
2012-11-16: What happens when you can’t trust the state;
2012-11-17: Feminism on YouTube;
2012-11-18: Find Alkaline diet;
2012-11-18: statistics;
2012-11-19: Comment: The Living Wage is another small step towards a Responsible Capitalism;
2012-11-20: Uncontacted Tribes;
2012-11-21: Thirst for Revenge Syrian Rebels Have Lost Their Innocence;
2012-11-22: Nikola Tesla’s successors;
2012-11-23: NO WAY OUT: Crime, Punishment and the Limits to Power;
2012-11-24: just take some pleasure;
2012-11-25: Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue;
2012-11-26: Populism in Europe and the Americas: threat or corrective for democracy?
2012-11-27: Vitamin C;
2012-11-28: Senate Set to Introduce Bill for Broad Email Spying;
2012-11-28: Danistakratie;
2012-11-29: This is what the citizens of European countries could demand from the United States;
2012-11-30: 20 teenagers sitting in a room.

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20 teenagers sitting in a room

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Published on realsociology, by blog owner, Nov. 25, 2012.

… The epiphany comes in the form of a question – Is there any worse way of getting teenagers to concentrate than sitting them in a room with 19 other teenagers and one adult for four and a half hours a day? I mean I know the typical day at school or college, for most kids at least, will be broken up with more active lessons such as sport and music, but the standard model is 20 teenagers in a room with one adult.  Read the rest of this entry »

This is what the citizens of European countries could demand from the United States

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

… and from our own governments – Published on Current Concerns, by Karl Müller, Nov. 19, 2012.

(All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development … International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 1)

… We might congratulate Barack Obama on his re-election, but also make clear what we request:

We might demand that Europe – committed to the truth – reappraises its history since the Second World War. Most recently, a research assistant of the European United Left in the European Parliament, Andreas Wehr (“Die Europäische Union”, ISBN 978-3-89438-498-2), made such an attempt, and came to the conclusion that what later became the European Union had never been a European project but a US American one. And that it had not been intended to secure peace in Europe, but was established mainly in order to enforce US economic and US financial interests more effectively.   Read the rest of this entry »

Danistakratie

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Danistakratie = Herrschaft des Wuchers: Danista (Latein) = Wucherer (deutsch) = usurier (français) = usurer (english), laut Google translation tool

Links:   Read the rest of this entry »

Senate Set to Introduce Bill for Broad Email Spying

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Published on Dissident Vice, by Tom Burghardt, November 26, 2012.

A Senate proposal claiming to “protect” Americans’ email privacy from unwarranted secret state intrusions “has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law,” CNET revealed.   Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamin C

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

See here my new post on Vitamin C and other health issues.

Populism in Europe and the Americas: threat or corrective for democracy?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Sunday review by Cas Mudde and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser – Published on Labour Uncut, by Anthony Painter, Nov. 25, 2012.

… Cas Mudde and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser take a look at the impact and nature of populism in their important new work, Populism in Europe and the Americas. In this edited volume, experts look at Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Austria, Venezuela, Peru, and Slovakia. They might well have added the tea party in the US and euroscepticism in the UK for they define populism as a battle between “the pure people” and “corrupt elites”.  Read the rest of this entry »

Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Many countries have ratified ILO conventions on maternity protection, but pregnant women still face workplace discrimination. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the ILO publishes guidelines on how to implement maternity protection policies – Published on ILO, Nov. 23, 2012.

GENEVA (ILO News) – Six months into her pregnancy, it was becoming increasingly difficult for Liani* to endure hours of standing at her production line job in a plastics factory in Indonesia.

Her back ached and her body felt weak with tiredness, but with no special provision for pregnant workers, she had to continue.   Read the rest of this entry »

just take some pleasure

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

and two oldies:

NO WAY OUT: Crime, Punishment and the Limits to Power

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

(short excerpt from a long article) – Published on Real-World Economics Review RWER Blog, by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan, Nov. 21, 2012.

… Introduction:

In May 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the State of California to release 30,000 to 40,000 of its 140,000 inmates.[2] California’s prisons have become so overcrowded that the Supreme Court declared the situation unconstitutional. The decision was imminent. For nearly two decades, California, along with many other states, was busy getting ‘tough on crime’. In the early 1990s, the state enacted the ‘Three-Strikes Law’, which mandates life sentences for third-time serious crime offenders, and it pursued the country’s ‘war on drugs’ and other law-enforcement campaigns with increasing zeal. Soon enough, its prisons were overflowing at nearly twice their capacity.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nikola Tesla’s successors

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Find also on YouTube-search:

about environmental technic:

  • Cleaning the Sewer: A Hi-Tech Revival for Europe’s Foulest River, on Spiegel Online International, by Matthias Schulz, Nov. 16, 2012: For over a century, cities and companies have been dumping waste into the Emscher River in Germany’s industrial heartland. But a massive project is bringing life back to Europe’s dirtiest river and diverting the sewage into an ultra-modern, underground drain complete with water elevators and cleaning robots … (Photo Gallery);

Free Energy more spiritiual:

Thirst for Revenge Syrian Rebels Have Lost Their Innocence

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Published on Spiegel Online International, by Christoph Reuter, Nov. 20, 2012 (Photo GalleryTranslated from the German by Christopher Sultan).

The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has perpetrated brutal attacks on both rebel fighters and civilians alike. Lately, though, the spotlight of world attention has been on alleged atrocities committed by those attempting to overthrow Assad. Moral standards may be shifting as the civil war drags on.   Read the rest of this entry »

Unkontaktierte Völker / Uncontacted Tribes

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Einzigartige BBC-Doku über unkontaktierte Völker in Brasilien – siehe Video – Unkontaktierte Amazonas-Indianer, erste Luftaufnahme, 3.35 min, auf SpreeRauschen.net, von BBC, 3. September 2012, auf Survival International (video auch auf YouTube): Der Sender BBC erstellte in Kooperation mit der brasilianischen Regierung einzigartige Filmaufnahmen über die letzten unkontaktierten indigenen Völker dieser Welt. Die kurze Doku ermöglicht einen Blick auf ein unkontaktiertes Indianervolk in der Grenzregion von Brasilien und Peru. Read the rest of this entry »

Comment: The Living Wage is another small step towards a Responsible Capitalism

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Published on Left Foot Forward, by Richard Bassford, November 16, 2012.

The Living Wage is much more than a more generous National Minimum Wage (NMW). Its innovation is embedding social justice and the notion of fairness – that everyone is entitled to a relative, basic standard of living – into the economy.   Read the rest of this entry »

statistics

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

In future find our statistics on this blog.

Find Alkaline diet

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

on some of the many YouTube channels:

Feminism on YouTube

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

What happens when you can’t trust the state

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Published on Le Monde Diplo, by Serge Halami, November 2012.

There would seem to be no chance that a man who made a fortune out of financial speculation might reach the White House just four years after private banks caused a crisis and had to be bailed out by taxpayers. The uncertainty to the very last minute about the outcome of the US election was probably due to worsening distrust of the state, and everything it does.  Read the rest of this entry »

What is the fiscal cliff?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Published on Global Research.ca, by Patrick Martin, Nov. 14, 2012.

The term “fiscal cliff,” first used by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last February, refers to the simultaneous expiration of tax cuts and imposition of spending cuts on January 1, 2013. The American media has seized on the term “fiscal cliff” and promoted it, in part, to suggest that measures which would otherwise be enormously popular—ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy or cutting military spending—are threatening, even dangerous.  Read the rest of this entry »

Virgil Armstrong

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Update / mein Kommentar zur Organspende

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

siehe mein Kommentar am Ende des gestrigen Beitrages zur Organspende.

UK sex abusers surrounded Thatcher era

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Published on Press TV, by BGH/SSM/HE, Nov. 11, 2012.

It has been found that the paedophile ring in Britain was mostly active during the time of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, involving a number of MPs who were alleged sex abusers … // Read the rest of this entry »

zur Organspende

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Persona non grata in South Sudan

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Published on Al Jazeera, by Anna Cavell, Nov. 8, 2012.

Persona non grata” (PNG), is the most serious form of censure a government can take against a person with diplomatic immunity and often used by governments as symbolic expressions of displeasure. The severity of a PNG declaration made it surprising that, on November 4, a press release from the UN Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS) informed the media that one of its staff had been “ordered to leave the country” … // Read the rest of this entry »

Die City of London

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Videos mit Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Berger:

Left Leading

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Published on ZNet, Interview by Emma Dowling with Die Linke leader Katja Kipping (first on red pepper.org), November 09, 2012.

… Since its founding, Die Linke has campaigned on a variety of social justice issues and for greater regulation of financial markets, while also remaining critical of the deployment of the German military abroad. Its members have supported mobilisations such as the anti-G8 summit protests in 2007 and, more recently, the Occupy/blockade protest Blockupy.    Read the rest of this entry »

ECOSOC for AEHRF – the end

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

find the last entry on this story: ECOSOC status – the end

Preservation in a Petri Dish: Scientists Hope Cloning Will Save Endangered Animals

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Published on Spiegel Online International, by Philip Bethge, Nov. 8, 2012 (Photo-GalleryTranslated from the German by Paul Cohen).

Biotechnicians want to use cloning to save endangered species, but they are having only limited success. Critics say that the push toward a new era of wildlife conservation trivializes extinction and funding would be better spent on preserving animal habitats.   Read the rest of this entry »

the Left, Socialism, Marxism …

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Paths of the Latin American Left, 46.19 min, uploaded by NewsClickIn, Oct 27, 2012: Prof Aijaz Ahmad speaks on the transformations sweeping across the continent of hope. He discusses Emir Sader’s important book, The New Mole; the results of Venezuela’s recent elections; he takes issue with Slavoj Zizek’s assessment of the revolutionary process in Venezuela; and he discusses the idea of ‘twenty-first century socialism’, and how it differs from the socialism of the previous century. His interlocutor in this conversation is Sudhanva Deshpande of LeftWord Books, and the venue is May Day Cafe in New Delhi;   Read the rest of this entry »

Women In Senate: 2012 Election ushers in historic number of Female Senators

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Published on Huffington Post, by Amanda Terkel, Nov. 7, 2012.

WASHINGTON – The 113th Congress will have at least 19 female senators, the most ever in U.S. history. Joining the Senate will be Republican Deb Fischer (Neb.) and Democrats Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) … // Read the rest of this entry »