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It's Time to Politicize the Terror Attack in Las Vegas - Rolling Stone
Despite the carnage, we have done nothing at the federal level to restrict access to war-bred assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. This is a political problem, not a Second Amendment question. Despite what the NRA claims, U.S. courts have repeatedly held that these weapons are not constitutionally protected. //&! - A KILLING OF ANY CITIZEN IN A PUBLIC PLACE IS A POLITICAL ACT.
USA  gun  violence  terror  post-racial  America  ownership  control  Jo  Cox 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
François Hollande warns Calais camps could move to Britain | Politics | The Guardian
French president says after summit with David Cameron there will be ‘consequences’ if UK votes to leave EU [...] Other European leaders weighed in to endorse Hollande’s warning. Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, speaking at the LSE on a visit to London, said: “Imagine the negotiations that will have to take place after a Brexit decision – for years to come, all this bureaucratic stuff. Good luck! The European Union has trade agreements with 60 other nation states. The UK would have to renegotiate all those trade agreements – again, good luck.” //&! French minister: Brexit would threaten Calais border arrangement. Economy minister suggests Paris could tear up treaty allowing UK police to operate in France, as Cameron meets Hollande - //&! Cameron’s unlikely French love affair may be his saviour. The PM had all his eggs in the German basket, but finally he’s seen the mutual dependence with Paris -
Brexit  immigration  migration  Calais  Schengen  Agreement  border  control  European  Union  France 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Can you tell me about your experiences with female sterilisation please? : AskWomen
iconocast: It's totally insane that we don't allow women to have bodily autonomy in this way. If I am healthy and able to get the procedure, I shouldn't have some stranger decide if I can choose to be sterile or not. // || // Well, it is the concern about it being permanent and that people change throughout their life. And a psych evaluations etc are certainly about gate keeping - deterring spur of a moment people - as well as avoiding future lawsuit.
birth  control  reproductive  rights  feminism  feminist  sterilisation 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces | Talk Video |
- cold pipes, water pipes. [have seen a 'waterfall' in a high-rise lobby in NYC - Hearst Tower? Trump Tower?]. ... instead of chilled down air. + Solar Panels as part of the architectural design concept.
Qatar  2022  architecture  climate  science  indoor  climate  control  Solar  Panel  Solar  Panels 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Birth Control Pills Have Lasting Effects on Relationships: Scientific American
hormonal birth control pill does affect your taste of men.

This relationship stability might be caused by the bias of women on the pill toward low-testosterone men, who tend to be more faithful. Roberts suggests that women who met their mate while taking the pill might want to switch to nonhormonal contraceptives several months before getting married to test whether their feelings for their partner remain the same.
sexual  health  marriage  relationships  relationship  genetics  evolution  hormones  contraception  birth  control 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Minimalisten: Haste nix, biste was - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Panorama
"Man gewinnt die Kontrolle über sein Leben zurück, alles wird klarer, übersichtlicher, einfacher."

"Minimalismus hat Zulauf", sagt Bernd Vonhoff, Vorsitzender des Berufsverbandes Deutscher Soziologinnen und Soziologen. Das Phänomen sei zwar schwer zu quantifizieren, ziehe sich aber durch alle Bevölkerungsschichten.
Vonhoffs Erklärung: Die Welt werde immer komplexer. Diese Komplexität zu bewältigen und zu reduzieren sei stressig. 20 Prozent der Berufstätigen würden Stresssymptome aufweisen. Wer sein Leben minimalistisch gestalte, reduziere den Druck. Das begriffen immer mehr Menschen. Deswegen seien Minimalisten "anerkannt und werden nicht mehr als Spinner bezeichnet".

Und die Versuchung, Dinge zu kaufen? Die Abhärtung dagegen beginne mit dem Eingeständnis, "wie viele Dinge beispielsweise nur der Ablenkung von mangelnden Sozialkontakten gedient haben".
minimalismus  lebensstil  life  minimalism  complexity  society  sociology  culture  mass  media  consumption  Glück  Freiheit  freedom  personal  living  control 
july 2011 by asterisk2a
It's Official - America Now Enforces Capital Controls | zero hedge
One thing we are confused about is whether this law is a preamble, or already incorporates, the flow of non-cash assets, such as commodities, and, thus, gold. If an account transfers, via physical or paper delivery, gold from a domestic account to a foreign one, we are not sure if the language deems this a 30% taxable transaction, although preliminary discussions with lawyers indicates this is likely the case.

And so the noose on capital mobility tightens, as very soon the only option US citizens have when it comes to investing their money, will be in government mandated retirement annuities, which will likely be the next step in the capital control escalation, which will culminate with every single free dollar required to be reinvested into the US, likely in the form of purchasing US Treasury emissions such as Treasuries, TIPS and other worthless pieces of paper.

Congratulations bankrupt America - you are now one step closer to a thoroughly non-free market.

--- see comments for mo
capital  control  banks  financial  money  usa  finance  personal  taxation  swiss  swizerland  SWIFT  regulation  reform  2010  taxevasion 
april 2010 by asterisk2a

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