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A!104 – Panama Freaks
58:26 - spin doctor and positioning, PR. // es ist ja bekannt das intendanten des fernsehen mal einen anruf bekommen und es richtig stellen sollen, so wie inter BPK: illegal eingewanderte fluechtlinge. was ein oxymoron. ein fluechtling zu sein ist keine illegale sache! // + 10.000 kids missing! // 1:45:54 - Panama Papers. Journalists have for years papers. And don't use them to shine light on the organised system in the western world of tax evasion/avoidance! Wie fatal.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Pegida On Rise As Germany Divided Over Refugees - YouTube
[ symptom ] [ niemand had was ueber 'alle muessen anpacken' gesagt ] [ Holocaust for 3rd gen germans is not shame, its rather a "wird sind besser in allem" "wir koennen das wo andere vor uns ethish moralish humanitaer politisch civil und auch als vollmundiger buerger versagt haben." ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Flüchtlinge kehren freiwillig zurück in den Irak -Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ unertraegliche zustaende. hoffnung und traeume zerbreschen schnell. ] 24.01.2016 - Sie haben genug von Deutschland und von den überfüllten Turnhallen: Jede Woche verlassen Hunderte irakische Flüchtlinge das Land, um in ihre Heimat zurückzukehren. Wer mittellos ist, bekommt den Rückflug vom deutschen Staat bezahlt.
Irak  Iraq  ISIS  refugee  crisis  LaGeSo  Germany  civil  war  humanitarian  crisis  human  decency  Kurds  human  tragedy  subhuman  dehumanisation  humanity  Asylbewerber  Asylum  war  refugee  migration  immigration 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Why should Rachel Watt have to sleep in her wheelchair? | Frances Ryan | Opinion | The Guardian
This is the hidden face of Britain’s social care crisis: disabled people left without help in their own homes. Read most coverage of the cuts to social care and it is easy to believe the crisis solely affects older people. According to research by Scope, 83% of disabled people in this country are now living without sufficient hours in their care package. That means being unable to get out of the house or waiting 14 hours to go to the toilet. This is what happens when austerity strips £4.6bn from social care spending in five years. As the government squeezes local authorities, social care has been left with a “funding gap” – a gaping wound, shall we say – that is growing by £700m a year. The King’s Fund thinktank has told the Guardian that the financial prospects for Britain’s social care system in 2016 “could not be worse”. [...] The biggest trick the government can play is the myth that any of this is inevitable. [...] It is the political choice[.]
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Live Webcast - Social Class in the 21st Century - YouTube
Speakers: Dr Niall Cunningham, Professor Fiona Devine, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Daniel Laurison, Dr Lisa McKenzie (author, getting by), Dr Andrew Miles, Professor Mike Savage, Dr Helene Snee, Dr Paul Wakeling // Precariat and Super Rich tend to disappear in surveys // book Inequality: What Can Be Done? - Book by Sir Anthony Barnes Atkinson // Dr Lisa McKenzie (author, getting by), "class in Britain is real, is pervasive and it hurts people." - precariat - 15% of the population. & It's the symbolic violence that hurts more. violence that keeps them out, keeps them down. looks down on them, laughs at them, ridicules them, telling them its their fault. // Meritocracy creates different class, meritocracy does not justify start existing inequality, because meritocracy does not work for everyone, not everyone can become a billionaire (Alain de Bottom) // & Thomas Picketty //&! bbc.in/1R4sNPU - Great British Class Calculator. Some Analysis.
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Every Day I Want To Quit Social Media
[ no more time to reflect and think for yourself ... we are all and feel Alon Together. ] I am drowning in a sea of anxiety created by Twitter and Facebook. [...] We all want to be recognized as clever or witty. [ your best side, public ] [...] I ended up on social media for a reason, and though the reason escapes me during moments of sheer panic and anxiety, I take part, no matter what — the pursuit of relevancy, or, in the strictest sense of the term, validation, is an imperative that exists as a key part of humankind’s quest for meaning. Self-definition has become intertwined with social media. We are all here for each other. I wake up staring at my phone. I fall asleep to the glow of the very same screen.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Rezension ǀ Was wäre ein selbstbestimmtes Leben? — der Freitag
Rezension Michael Pauens und Harald Welzers Schrift "Autonomie" verteidigt den Mut, sich seiner eigenen Autonomie zu bedienen [...] Zwischen derartigen Gewissensfragen erstreckt sich der Handlungsspielraum, um den es Michael Pauen und Harald Welzer in ihrem Buch "Autonomie. Eine Verteidigung" geht: Selbstbestimmung trotz Gefahr für das eigene Leben und das der Liebsten, innere Unabhängigkeit und Mündigkeit trotz der Gefahr der sozialen Isolation. Diese Erörterung ist so notwendig wie schwierig. Denn so notwendig und wertvoll Autonomie auf der einen Seite ist, so schwierig zu begreifen ist sie auf der anderen. Zwei Beispiele unter vielen: Handelt ein Veganer autonom? [...] Autonomie, so die Prämisse von und Pauen/Welzer, sei erstens eine Errungenschaft und zweites als solche stets wiederherzustellen. [!!!Autonomy im Rahmen der Gesellschaft!!!: Job, pay tax, shop, etc] //&! youtu.be/NKAevgGvqjw << also on delicious. &! youtu.be/csIW4W_DYX4 - Human Virtues!
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
The Dangers of Being a Social Progress Parasite - YouTube
contributing 2 society & community. even if its just Social Media. along the same line of Durianrider "what are you doing?" // "there are not enough strong stern moral souls in the world. the absence of courage create bullies (power vacuum). courage 2 speak abt things now than 2 be enslaved later (medical profession who gives u pills with deadly side-effects & cut u open at the first chance like there is no other option). we are all in debt 2 past freedom fighters & have to repay that debt in continuing to fight. the bullies will never stop, greed will never be satisfied. nothing will happen until social collapse. they will not stop, stop at anything to make us stop talking 2 each other abt these things bc there is 'disapproval' in the air (peer pressure, outcast, weirdo, hippie, peer group). shying away from essential topics bc of this being uncomfortable. we are done. [only thing u own: thoughts, emotions, health. - all compromised] & Autonomy bit.ly/1GO0OeD & youtu.be/csIW4W_DYX4
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
„Macht die Grenzen auf!“ | Monitor | Das Erste | WDR - YouTube
Kosovo-Flüchtlinge - youtu.be/HPXeScjqv9I - Kosovo, armenhaus Europas. 20-30 Jahre keine Verbesserung. Kein Rechtsstaat, keine politische entwicklung. Korruption. Mafia. // Integration! - Chancen der Zuwanderung - youtu.be/3rKiCuEM1ko - Fachkraeftemangel, demographic bubble - better education! << more investment, not met, to integrate succesfully! (Syria, Iraq, Eritrea). Current school system is more of a hinderance than a acceleration of integration because of lack of appriate teachers and numbers of teachers.Bildungssystem foerdert nicht, eher diskriminiert! // &! Flüchtlinge auf der Balkanroute - youtu.be/vlzFU-mLzsg &! youtu.be/sZgbTA1FU1k //&! Pictures - bbc.in/1O1AFiR &! No quick fix - bbc.in/1EDJPQP //&! bbc.in/1NTwuXb - War or abject misery pushes, opportunity in western countries provides the pull. There are other pulls too. [People you know in Europe.] &! bit.ly/1PQPnaT &! bv.ms/1im9Jhz
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Online Harassment (HBO) - YouTube
Online harassment is a major problem, but it’s rarely prosecuted. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet. // &! Facebook real name policy issues. // &! 'any kind of tools can be used as a weapon.'
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
About Your Skin: What Nina Jablonski thinks you should know about your body’s biggest organ.
[ race is not biological, race and ethnicity is a social construct. baby/kids are not born innate racists. homophobes. transphobic. xenophobic nor antisemitic. ] [...] To most humans, races are creations of the mind that have social reality and that often have physical traits associated with them. So race is strictly a social construction? Yes, but that doesn’t make it any less real. When people identify as belonging to a certain group, the biological or philosophical status of the race doesn’t really matter. So race is a very durable construct and people have strong racial identities that are often tied up with physical appearance, but also include a lot of cultural aspects. [...] It’s very important that you create slaves as an inferior class as people. You dehumanize them by saying they are inherently immoral, inherently incapable of developing true human qualities. They are sub-human. This makes the whole slave trade much more palatable.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Toyota's Top Female Executive Resigns After Arrest : The Two-Way : NPR
[crony capitalism and Wall Street chews them up and spits them out without regard ] // Toyota in a statement today said Hamp resigned Tuesday, and the company accepted her resignation "after considering the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders." As Scott reported June 19, "A total of 57 pills were discovered by Japanese customs officials on June 11 inside a package that Hamp mailed to herself from Kentucky, declaring the contents to be a necklace." Oxycodone is legal in the U.S. with a prescription. Hamp, who was arrested June 18, has denied the charges. She told authorities she did not think she had imported an illegal substance, police said. Prosecutors must decide whether to indict Hamp by July 8. She is in detention, but has not been charged with a crime.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame - YouTube
In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Bestrafte Ärzte – leidende Patienten | Report Mainz | Das Erste - YouTube
medicine budgets per patient per quarter. not possible with patients that have several chronic illnesses. Krankenkassen sparen per Gesetzentwurf wo es geht - mit ihrer lobby. "Wirtschaftlichkeitspruefungen." fuer kranke Menschen. // &! GroKo election campaign promises + compromise + lobby !!!
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
"Besorgte Eltern" und ihr seltsamer Protest gegen Sexualkundeunterricht - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Das Bündnis "Besorgte Eltern" geht bundesweit gegen den Sexualkundeunterricht auf die Straßen. Unterstützung bekommt die Gruppe von radikalen Christen, rechten Verschwörungstheoretikern und Homophoben. [...] Anja Henningsen, die an der Uni Kiel Juniorprofessorin für Sexualpädagogik ist, geht davon aus, dass die Elternaktivisten den Aufklärungsunterricht ganz bewusst missverstehen. "Ein guter Sexualkundeunterricht greift die Themen auf, die im Alltag der Kinder und Jugendlichen eine Rolle spielen. Es ist hanebüchen, so zu tun, als wäre er damit eine Werbeveranstaltung für Pornografie und homosexuellen Lebensstil", sagt sie. In Wahrheit führe die Elternbewegung einen "subtilen Kampf gegen Homosexualität". [...] In einem Beitrag wehren sich die "Besorgten Eltern" gegen die Gender-Theorie - denn diese Lehre "unterstellt, dass jede sexuelle Orientierung gleichwertig ist und von der Gesellschaft akzeptiert werden muss".
sex  ed  sex  education  erzkonservativ  Germany  Transphobic  transphobia  homophobic  Homophobia  LGBTQIASP  hate  speech  hate  crime  social  discrimination  discrimination  minority  inequality  Angela  Merkel  CDU  CSU  SPD  GroKo  Transgender  gay  rights  Homo-Ehe  homosexuality  bisexuality  bisexual  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  non-conforming  gay  marriage  Paragraph  175  human  rights  dehumanisation  subhuman  human  decency  human  being  ethical  machine  Religion  moral  beliefs  Philosophy  humanity  history 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Independent Living Fund closure ruled lawful
"Funding will be transferred to councils, but there will be no guarantee that the money will be used to support disabled people to live independently, or that former ILF users will receive the same levels of support, given the pressures on local authority finances." [...] The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has previously warned that closure of the fund will "result in loss of dignity and independence for many ILF recipients". It says that some 18,000 severely disabled people risk losing essential funding in breach of the UK's international commitments to support disabled people. ... [We are all in this together ... right ...]
Social  Services  austerity  fairness  Gerechtigkeit  disabled  human  decency  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  general  election  2015  UK  dignity  society  Gini  coefficient  inequality 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - A History of Ideas, Historian Simon Schaffer on Beauty and Evolution, Feminine Beauty: A social construct?
Feminine Beauty: A social construct? // The French existentialist writer Simone de Beauvoir famously declares in her book The Second Sex that a woman isn’t born a woman, rather she becomes one. She means by this that there is no way women have to be, no given femininity, no ideal to which all women should conform. Simone de Beauvoir suggests that resistance to male stereotypes of beauty can mean greater equality. Voiced by Harry Shearer. Scripted by Nigel Warburton. &!&!&!& via http://www.reddit.com/r/FemmeThoughts/comments/2lqcw6/feminine_beauty_as_a_social_construct/ "it is feminism's goal to break away from that oppression and its labels. This deconstruction also represents a point of departure from the failings of humanism. [...] feminist theory is broadly applicable to any marginalized or oppressed group"
feminism  feminist  Sexual  objectification  objectification  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  femininity  feminine  Misogynie  misogyny  Patriarchy  social  construct  beauty  industry  beauty  sickness  beauty  standard  beauty  subjective  conforming  gender  conforming  gender  norms  gender  non-conforming  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  inequality  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  expression  gender  equality  gender  studies  society  psychology  childhood  childhood  development  exposure  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  book  inequality  Gini  coefficient  humanity  dehumanisation  human  being  human  tragedy  Religion  history  human  decency  LGBT  LGBTQIA  label  labels  boxes  stereotype  bias  prejudice  social  discrimination  discrimination 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, and the Spectacle of Mental Illness | Let's Queer Things Up!
[making money on the cost of other people ] // "People with co-occurring bipolar and schizophrenia have one of the highest suicide attempt rates of any group. 70.6% of these individuals will attempt suicide in their lifetime. You would think this would frighten us, and that we would be offering Bynes compassion on the mere basis that what she may be facing is, without a doubt, deadly. Yet the vast majority of press and articles surrounding Bynes’ mental state seems to ignore the stark reality of her struggle, and instead, opt to mock her erratic and unusual behavior. Rather than recognizing that she may have an illness, they have turned mental illness into a spectacle to watch, enjoy, and ridicule. [...] If no one has explained this to you, let me be the first to say that it is morally repugnant that we, as a society, are mocking mentally ill people. [...] It’s all fun and games until someone dies, as was the case with Robin Williams. [&too LGBTQIA << hate speech & crime]
Gossip  culture  gawking  Gawker  celebrity  celebrity  culture  of  You  Celebgate  celeb  n00d  Trading  Ring  Tabloid  mental  health  public  awareness  compassion  visibility  superficial  shallow  Daily  Mail  crony  capitalism  exploitation  society  culture  business  model  pageviews  Clickbait  throwaway  content  content  Privacy  human  decency  human  progress  human  resources  TMZ  dehumanisation  human  being  humanity  mental  illness  social  discrimination  ethics  morality  discrimination  minority  Stigma  prejudice  bias 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's husband wins privacy payout
[ Christopher Hitchens: 'Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.', ] Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini took legal action against National Magazine Company Ltd, the publisher of Reveal magazine, over the three-page story. His solicitor told a High Court judge that, despite his wife's fame, he had no wish to be a public figure. Reveal said it expressed regret for the distress and hurt it caused. [...] The magazine's article detailed his childhood, his life in France, where he was brought up, and gave information about his father, late mother, their personal finance and relationships. 'Unnecessary intrusion' Solicitor Callum Galbraith said the "deeply intrusive" article caused particular distress because he had actively sought to avoid the media's glare. [...] "Despite describing the article as the product of an investigation, at its core was a combination of speculation, gossip and private information. "As Reveal now accepts, the article as unjustifiable ....
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october 2014 by asterisk2a

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