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Monday, December 31st, 2012

2012-12-01: Letter from Berlin: Why Merkel Need Not Fear the Opposition;
2012-12-02: The challenges beyond the crisis;
2012-12-03: The Gates of Hell: Exploring Mexico’s Sacred Caves;
2012-12-04: On WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, Cypherpunks, Surveillance State;
2012-12-05: Protesting Morsi: Egypt’s Constitutional Court Closes;
2012-12-05: Das Grundeinkommen für alle;
2012-12-06: How racism lives on in a color-blind society;
2012-12-07: Russia’s dilemma: What to do with Lenin;
2012-12-08: French Muslims: Gay Paris;
2012-12-09: The World from Berlin: The Arab Spring Is Turning into a Hard Winter;
2012-12-09: … et toujours l’excision/MGF;
2012-12-10: Egypt: entry into an exit;
2012-12-10: Geld entsteht – Geld vergeht;
2012-12-11: Leaks from UN telecom conference show Orwellian proposals;
2012-12-12: Switzerland, the Swiss and their Freedom;
2012-12-13: Mozilla rallies for opposition against secret Internet treaty;
2012-12-14: Economic questions;
2012-12-15: Sénégal/Kolda: chefs religieux et coutumiers en croisade contre l’excision;
2012-12-15: Atheists are better for politics than believers. Here’s why;
2012-12-17: The World in 2030;
2012-12-17: Geld regiert die Welt;
2012-12-19: The Visible Government;
2012-12-20: The Geithner Doctrine Not Only Puts Banks Above the Law;
2012-12-21: The laziest generations;
2012-12-21: Deutschland: Plenarsitzung zum Fall Mollath;
2012-12-22: Two Magical Centuries: How the Grimms Cast a Spell on the World;
2012-12-22: Universum, Bewusstsein und wir;
2012-12-23: Mike Rivero;
2012-12-24: Leonard Peltier;
2012-12-25: Video: Interest and Islamic Banking: Contemporary Issues;
2012-12-26: Knocking On Heaven’s Door;
2012-12-27: The Economic Hit Man and International Cruise Ship Victims;
2012-12-28: Los Angeles prepares to fight Fukushima debris;
2012-12-29: Behind the Scenes in Brussels;
2012-12-29: Verschwörungstheorie?
2012-12-30: USA: SSRIs and Guns;
2012-12-31: now what about NDAA;
2012-12-31: our web-statistics.

now what about NDAA

Monday, December 31st, 2012


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USA: SSRIs and Guns

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

again with Mike Rivero whom you find already on my HBB blog on December 23, 2012:

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Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Video mit Andreas Popp: Verschwörungstheorie, 16.21 min, uploaded by WissensmanufakturNET, 22. Dezember 2012: (siehe website Verschwörungstheorie): Theorien von Verschwörung und Nichtverschwörung – eine Begriffsbestimmung – Verschwörungstheoretiker, Nichtverschwörungstheoretiker und Verschwörungsleugner.

Behind the Scenes in Brussels

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

part 1: EU Summit Reveals a Paralyzed Continent – Published on Spiegel Online International, by SPIEGEL Staff, Dec. 27, 2012 (Photo-Gallery).

What happens behind closed doors at an EU summit, when European leaders are among themselves? SPIEGEL has reconstructed the negotiations at the most recent meeting in Brussels in December based on documents and accounts given by numerous sources. It was a summit of hopelessness.   Read the rest of this entry »

Los Angeles prepares to fight Fukushima debris

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Published on Russia Today RT, December 27, 2012.

Nearly two years after the Fukushima nuclear plant suffered a massive meltdown in Japan, some Americans could be just now seeing first-hand evidence of the disaster — and right in their backyards … // Read the rest of this entry »

The Economic Hit Man and International Cruise Ship Victims

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Published on The Vinny Eastwood interviews, scroll down to 12 December 2012:

  • John Perkins and Kendall Carver: a video, 34.38 min, related text and three download files.


Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Video: Interest and Islamic Banking: Contemporary Issues

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Video: Interest and Islamic Banking, Contemporary Issues, with Bilal Philips, 20.25 min, uploaded by khalifahklothing, Dec 20, 2006.

related Links:   Read the rest of this entry »

Leonard Peltier

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Exclusive: Leonard Peltier Speaks Out from Prison on Denial of Medical Care, Bid for Clemency: Watch this video report, for about 10 minutes (from 48.58 min to 58.44 min / 58.56 min), published on Democracy Now, December 19, 2012:
Leonard Peltier, one of the nation’s most well-known and longest-incarcerated prisoners, speaks out from the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman, Florida, where he is currently held. Peltier is the Native American activist and former member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of aiding in the killing of two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. Sentenced to prison in 1977, Peltier is now 68 years old. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman spoke with Peltier on Saturday when he called into a press conference organized by his supporters. [includes rush transcript];
same article published also on ZNet, December 22, 2012;     Read the rest of this entry »

Mike Rivero

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

many of them uploaded by BoKnowsEntertainment:

Universum, Bewusstsein und wir

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
  • Dr. Ulrich Warnke: Quantenphysik, Bewusstsein, Unbewusstsein und Realität, 81.48 min, von NuoVisoTv am 24. August 2012 hochgeladen: Die alten Mysterienschulen wussten es schon vor Jahrtausenden: Wir verfügen über unermessliche Möglichkeiten, über weit mehr, als uns die traditionellen Wissenschaften zugestehen. Wenn wir die Wirkweise des Bewusstseins verstehen, können wir diese Ressourcen aktivieren — und zu anderen, bewussteren und leistungsfähigeren Menschen werden …;   Read the rest of this entry »

Two Magical Centuries: How the Grimms Cast a Spell on the World

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Published on Spiegel Online International, by Kristen Allen, Dec 20, 2012 (Photo-Gallery).

Exactly 200 years ago, the Grimm brothers published the first edition of their fairy tales. Many of the originals were brutal and there was no lack of blood, gore and carnality. But thanks to a bit of clean-up work, they have gone on to enrapture people around the world. What is the secret to their success? … // Read the rest of this entry »

Deutschland: Plenarsitzung zum Fall Mollath

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Merk Beate im Bayerischen Landtag (unzensiert in voller Länge), 75.39 min, von LokalFernsehen am 1. Dez. 2012 hochgeladen: Ein Justitzskandal, der hoffentlich schnellstens aufgeklärt wird! Mit Konsequenzen für die Beteiligten auf “allen” Ebenen, siehe die Webseite: Der Fall Gustl Mollath.

The laziest generations

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Published on Intrepid Report, by Wayne Madsen, December 20, 2012.

At the turn of the last century workers and students around the world were willing to take to the streets, launch revolutions, and battle the agents of the wealthy elite to death, if need be, in order to advance basic human rights of justice and equality for all, fair and living wages, and tolerable living conditions. In the United States, the monopolies of the Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Vanderbilt were broken up and in Europe lethargic and impassionate monarchies were overthrown by popular worker-led revolutions.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Geithner Doctrine Not Only Puts Banks Above the Law

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

… It Also Serves to Excuse Their Bad Behavior … Quelle Surprise! – Published on naked capitalism, by Yves Smith, Dec. 19, 2012.

Our Treasury Secretary, also known as the Bailouter in Chief and “Foamy,” has a default explanation for why ordinary citizens must bend over every time banking interests are threatened. The more formal statement of this policy is the Geithner Doctrine, which is “nothing must be done that will destablize the banking system.”  Read the rest of this entry »

The Visible Government

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Published on ZNet (first on TomDispatch), by Tom Engelhardt, December 17, 2012.

Weren’t those the greatest of days if you were in the American spy game? Governments went down in Guatemala and Iran thanks to you. In distant Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam, what a role you played! And even that botch-up of an invasion in Cuba was nothing to sneeze at … //

… Time Machines and Shadow Worlds:   Read the rest of this entry »


Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

watch this video by Peter Joseph, 161.25 min, uploaded by TZMOfficialChannel, 25 Jan 2011: Officially released on Jan. 15, 2011, “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” was released theatrically to sold out crowds in 60 countries; 31 languages; 295 cities and 341 Venues. It has been noted as the largest non-profit independent film release in history.   Read the rest of this entry »

Geld regiert die Welt

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Die Entschleierung der Geldherrschaft und mögliche Lösungswege – 3 Vorträge von Bernd Senf, im Dezember 2011 von EvolutionReport hochgeladen (Veranstaltungsreihe im Kompetenzzentrum für Lebensqualität in Berlin):

The World in 2030

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Watch this video with Dr. Michio Kaku, 64.01 min, uploaded by CUNYQueensborough, 15 Dec 2009: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and the Wealth of our Nations (October 28, 2009).

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and the Henry Semat Professor at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has taught for more than 30 years.   Read the rest of this entry »


Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Watch this video: John Pilger’s Interview with Julian Assange, 69.00 min, uploaded by AssangeCyberDefense,  3 Dec 2011: An extended interview with Julian Assange recorded during filming of John Pilger’s latest film The War You Don’t See.

The attacks on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are a response to an information revolution that threatens old power orders, in politics and journalism.   Read the rest of this entry »

Atheists are better for politics than believers. Here’s why

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

As my term as British Humanist Association president comes to an end, a few words of advice to my successor, Jim Al-Khalili – Published on The Guardian, by Polly Toynbee, Dec. 14, 2012.

If you’re not religious, for God’s sake say so, we implored, and many did. Over a quarter of the population registered as non-believers: more might have done were the census question unambiguous about whether it meant cultural background or personal belief.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sénégal/Kolda: chefs religieux et coutumiers en croisade contre l’excision

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Publié dans APS, le 12 décembre 2012.

Des chefs religieux et coutumiers de la région de Kolda (Sud) ont fait part , mercredi lors d’un symposium, de leur adhésion à la lutte contre la pratique de l’excision.  Read the rest of this entry »

Economic questions

Friday, December 14th, 2012

uploaded on YouTube by CapitalAccount:

Mozilla rallies for opposition against secret Internet treaty

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Published on Russia Today RT, by Eric Piermont, December 11, 2012.

Add another name to the list of critics concerned with attempts to rewrite the International Telecommunication Union to give governments control of the Internet: Silicon Valley’s Mozilla now officially opposes the ITU.  Read the rest of this entry »

Switzerland, the Swiss and their Freedom

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

I have the impression that we Swiss often respond too defensively to allegations and blackmails – Published on Current Concerns, by Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, head of the Federal Department for Defence, Civil Protection and Sports, December 3, 2012 (on the occasion of the Ustertag celebration on 18 November 2012).

… Freedom requires courage:

  • It is fortunate that the concern of the father is historically known. We can look behind the backdrop of the story. We learn about the mood of the people of that time, fear and its overcoming, about the courage they needed. From this we learn something very important: freedom is not for granted. Courage is a prerequisite of freedom. Because courage was required to come to Uster; it took courage to take one’s destiny into one’s own hands.   Read the rest of this entry »

Leaks from UN telecom conference show Orwellian proposals

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Published on Russia Today RT, Dec. 10, 2012.

Leaked documents from a recent International Telecommunications Union meeting have exposed several disturbing examples of potential usages of the Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) standard, which was recently adopted by a UN conference in Dubai.   Read the rest of this entry »

Geld entsteht – Geld vergeht

Monday, December 10th, 2012

watch this video on YouTube, 96.06 min, von GeldPirat am 7. März 2012 hochgeladen: Tobias Deiters von der Piratenpartei erklärt das heutige Geldsystem und die Giralgeldschöpfung. Veranstaltet von der FG Wirtschaft und Soziales Bayern der Piratenpartei am 02.02.2012 in der Landesgeschäftsstelle in München.

Egypt: entry into an exit

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Dina Ezzat, Nov. 8, 2012.

In what amounts to a conditional vote of confidence for President Mohamed Morsi in the midst of an extremely challenging political quagmire, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the number one political commentator in the country said that it is unwise for demonstrators to chant “down, down with Morsi”. This said, Heikal, whose disagreements with political Islam are only too evident, blamed Morsi, albeit in subtle language, for the current state of affairs.   Read the rest of this entry »