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(509) Fox News keeps forcing Trump into shutdowns - YouTube
history that GOP Republicans forcing gov shutdowns, history tells, they shoot themselves in the foot.
right wing pundits have no incentive to compromise
pundits have only incentive to stay on air
Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  2020  govshutdown  shutdown  compromise  gov  TheWall  FoxNews  Pundits 
february 2019 by asterisk2a
(13856) Admit it. Republicans have broken politics. - YouTube
Admit it. Republicans have broken politics.
/ my way or the highways is not democracy
Brexit same picture, journalists did not call out some both.
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october 2018 by asterisk2a
Victor D. Hanson: How the Obama Presidency Destroyed Todays Democratic Party - YouTube
republican right wing wonk. // Victor D Hanson; Explains Perfectly how Trump pulled off the biggest Upset in Presidential History - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YtzgA310t0 //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqFBnGN5NRc - Victor D. Hanson: The Media Hysteria over Trump | and the Reality //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMTAGO-oKtw&t=94s - Victor Davis Hanson: The Hypocrisy of the Left over Equality << Hypocrisy & What aboutism is not featherweight argument - burn blue planet because Al Gore keeps using his private Jet.
BarackObama  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  HillaryClinton  Hillary  Clinton  USA  globalisation  globalization  migration  Elite  Brexit  AfD  1%  illegal  immigration  Idealism  Establishment  Pragmatism  Politics  Compromise  GFC  recovery  history 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Families to be given £20k payouts for fracking - The Scotsman
[ limiting the payout to those affected! LOL! Capitalism at its purest. Is a mock-compromise. national resource. not a corporate resource. see also people in USA who sold off their land for just a one-off price. ] A £1 billion shale wealth fund is already setting aside up to 10 per cent of the tax proceeds from fracking and Mrs May said this can go straight to residents in communities affected across the UK. [...] The new fund is expected to deliver as much as £10 million to each community where wells are situated. Downing Street declined to estimate how much payouts could be worth, but it is thought individual households could receive between £5,000 and £20,000.
capitalism  crony  compromise  natural  resource  fracking  shale  gas  pollution  carbon  carbonfootprint  exploitation  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Canada  USA  Umweltschutz  depletion  Theresa  May 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Barack Obama says Brexit would leave UK 'back of the queue' on trade
US President Barack Obama has said Britain would go to the "back of the queue" for trade deals with the US if it votes to leave the European Union. He said Britain was at its best when "helping to lead" a strong EU and membership made it a "bigger player" on the world stage. He was speaking at the start of a three day visit to the UK. EU exit campaigners reacted angrily to his words, with Tory MP Dominic Raab dubbing him a "lame duck" president. //&! LEAVE CAMPAIGN ATTACK OBAMA - bbc.in/1WK7vsO - 'Deeply anti-democratic' - Mr Johnson, who is campaigning for Britain to leave the EU in the referendum on 23 June, has argued that America would never give up control of its own affairs in the way that the UK has done as a member of the EU. [...] [Boris comment is] dog whistle racism from senior Tories. //&! video story - bbc.in/22U9iLB
Brexit  free  trade  trade  negotiations  TPP  TTIP  regulation  trade  policy  foreign  affairs  barackobama  Boris  Johnson  diplomacy  compromise 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Italian senate passes watered-down bill recognising same-sex civil unions | World news | The Guardian
Prime minister Matteo Renzi had to remove a provision that would have granted some adoption rights to gay people in order to secure enough support
Religion  compromise  Career  Politicians  Principle  Italy  LGBT  gay  rights  gay  marriage  Europe  equality  same-sex  marriage 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama
$680 billion tax package extending dozens of breaks touching all sectors of the economy, making several of them permanent & tossing the entire cost onto the deficit. [pork barrels] [...] But they boasted of using their leverage, veto threats from Obama & the GOP's craving for the oil export ban to extract numerous concessions from Republicans, including five-year extensions of solar and wind tax credits, a top goal for Reid. And they blocked numerous policy "riders" Republicans sought on the environment and other issues. "They wanted big oil so much that they gave away the store," Pelosi gloated [...] The bill extends more than 50 expiring tax cuts, with more than 20 becoming permanent, including credits for companies' expenditures for research and equipment purchases, and reductions for lower-earning families and households with children and college students. Ryan cited the lifting of the oil export ban, the large increase for the Pentagon & curbs on the activities of EPA & IRS
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Haste for migrant deal shows Merkel under strain - BBC News
[ Die Verwalterin ] In politics you can sometimes gauge the level of panic and fear by the speed with which previously held principles are set aside. So with the migrant crisis.
Career  Politicians  refugee  crisis  compromise  Angela  Merkel  Turkey  European  Union  Erdogan 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Killing the European Project - The New York Times
[3rd Bailout, post-referendum, even more austerity requests and liberal economic reforms and selling of state assets and privatisation - than Syriza had on its plate after it got elected on an anti-austerity platform, tried to negotioate, Eurogroup didnt budge, referendum was called and corralito/capital controls/bank holiday for now over 2 weeks, ... just to get money to pay off EFSF, IMF and ECB, ... ] Paul Krugman geht in der "New York Times" hart mit der Euro-Gruppe ins Gericht. Deren Forderungen gegenüber Griechenland seien verrückt. "Der Hashtag #ThisIsACoup bringt es genau auf den Punkt", so Krugman. Besonders Deutschland sei dabei, das europäische Projekt zu töten.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Greece debt crisis puts Germany's Merkel under pressure - BBC News
Of all of its creditors, Greece owes Germany the most - €68bn (£49bn; $75bn). // should compromise and change Germany internal debate whether we want to see 70% of our money or non at all in case of a Grexit in the next 5 years because Greece can no get back to economic growth and a real nationalistic and populistic elected gov that make Syriza look pale in comparison does elect to exit Euro voluntarily. Short sighted ideological national interest will bring worse than they can imagine - destroying the european dream and damaging europe as a whole as economy long-term (ie deflationary pressures ECB fights with more money, instead with political long-term resolution in the interest of THE EUROPEAN UNION, SOLIDARITY, they already did since GFC with their dither strategy, putting plasters on fault lines. Angela Merkel could have become the true Queen of Europe history would have remembered her. But she can only be national career politician & a lab worker (has science degree).
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
W. Keith Campbell: The Narcissism Epidemic - YouTube
Social Media = an instant in ones life. not ones life. but this disclosure isn't written in there. under pictures, videos, tweets. + Environment of status symbols, status anxiety, debt fueled (zombie) consumerism. Fast Fashion. Throwaway society. At large not being sustainable. Status quo. Living in the now. Binge Drinking. Keeping up with the John's. Millennials - everyone gets a trophy, even for participation. ... this environment creates a need to display being happy and successful and having everything in life. [...] abundance of digital gossip. whether its whatsapp/sms in own circle at large and in the tabloid [...] 'Narcissism predicts leaders, but not whether they are good or bad.' [Could even argue they dont care abt their eulogy, see David Brooks book Character] [ & rising incivility in politics and lack of trust ] // W. Keith Campbell: The Roots of Narcissism - youtu.be/HXbeKKhQXKA - From find meaning in self (actualization) 2 self-expression & display, praise work
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Greek debt crisis: What next for the European Union dream? - BBC News
In a European Union that's currently dominated by eye-popping debt figures, last-minute debt talks and sharp-tongued insults, some people are wondering what happened to the idealism behind the European project: the "European idea"? // &! Greece debt crisis: Eurozone decision down to politics - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-eu-33429622 // agglomeration of the symptoms and outcomes of our time have pushed weak career politicans in a corner where they can't admit a big academic/intellectual/economic mistake and at least re-orientate. thus keeping the destructive path they are on. because their national (political) interest (and that of their constituency) is them more important (their status quo career) than the greater good and stable integrated (& solidarity) future of Europe is so needs in an even more unstable and uncertain and competitive future. It all started when they said it was "Alternativlos" to bailout banks and transfer the debt (risk) on public balance sheet.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Alexis Tsipras im EU-Parlament: Viel reden, wenig sagen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
bit.ly/1IJwjL7 Greece needs much more time for reform implementation and to get to a stable economy, till it even can be considered debt repayment - even if all creditors block a substantial haircut/debt jubilee - they had (Germany). IF THEY (creditors) can not see a 'common sense' deal through, Greece will have to issue IOU in lieu of Euro paper money for Pensioners, Civil Servants & Contractors or break with ECB and issue unsecured loans to Banks via Bank of Greece. AND/OR as well as probably enact Plan B for a return to the Drachma ( bit.ly/1D16Rus ) AND THEN - Juncker threatens-claims Tsipras to have in-detail Grexit plan ( bit.ly/1gobU36) already. This only speak to the dogma & ideology creditors live in. No willing to compromise for the future of european union and actually use the crisis as an opportunity for more integration and solidarity. A union that Europe needs for its future, existence.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Evel proposals risk turning Commons into quasi-English parliament, MPs told | Politics | The Guardian
[Evel - English vote for english laws] [ Cameron's quick, not thought through, fix to get MPs along with The Vow and further Devolution to Hollyrood ] Denouncing the proposals as a “constitutional outrage”, the shadow leader of the Commons, Angela Eagle, argued that the government was “more interested in pursuing a partisan procedural fix rather than working to keep the union together”. She went on to accuse the Tories of putting narrow party interests first. “It is the case that the government’s changes will turn their slim majority of 12 into something over three figures if Scottish and Welsh MPs are to be prevented from voting. &! thenational.scot/politics/speaker-agrees-to-scrap-house-of-commons-business-and-hold-urgent-evel-debate.4891 &! http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2015/jul/07/consumers-paying-12bn-a-year-too-much-for-energy-competition-watchdog-says-politics-live#block-559be8bce4b032a39a3bb021 // &! bbc.in/1KObVJ3
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Profile: Yanis Varoufakis, Greek bailout foe - BBC News
His eurozone colleagues, however, were not among his fans. In his first meeting with them on 11 February he refused to approve a common statement by the Eurogroup that implied Athens would seek an extension of its bailout. "Simple logic dictates that if you cannot even conceive the possibility of leaving a negotiation, then it is preferable never to enter one," [...] Mr Varoufakis had said he would "never, never, never" leave academia for politics. So what made him change his mind? People close to him told the BBC he felt he had a "moral responsibility" to accept the invitation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. They also described him as a workaholic and ideologue, convinced of the failure of austerity politics. He is said to sleep very few hours at night. Experts warned not to expect an about-face under pressure from lenders. They said he would sooner leave politics than betray his beliefs.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Griechenland: Slavoj Zizek im Interview über Tripras - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Mehr Europa: Im Interview verteidigt der Slowene Slavoj Zizek die Tsipras-Regierung - und deren Idee eines Referendums. Von Philip Kaleta [...] Zizek: Die griechische Regierung hat wiederholt ihre Absicht klar gemacht, Griechenland sowohl in der EU als auch in der Eurozone halten zu wollen. Diese Haltung ist völlig eindeutig, Referendum hin oder her. Es geht heute darum, ob der Sparkurs weiterverfolgt wird oder neue Wege eingeschlagen werden. Die Kritiker von Tsipras versuchen, den Kern des Referendums in eine Schicksalsfrage umzudeuten. [...] Ohne einen solchen Plan [oekonomischer neuanfang] würde sich die Krise letztlich immer wieder reproduzieren. [...] Sogar der IWF hat eingeräumt, dass Griechenland einen groß angelegten Schuldenerlass braucht, um "Raum zum Atmen" zu schaffen und die Wirtschaft wieder zum Laufen zu bringen. [...] In Ihrem aktuellen Buch plädieren Sie für eine europäische Leitkultur, ... [ bailout = socialism for tbtf/jail and donors, lobby & country club ]
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Angela Merkel über Tsipras: "Sehenden Auges gegen die Wand" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Heft 28/2015 - Die Trümmerfrau. Scheitert der Euro, scheitert Merkels Kanzlerschaft // &! Post-Referendum NO reactions out of Germany and Europe ... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/05/germany-greek-referendum-anger-solidarity - "Responding to the no vote, Sarah-Jayne Clifton, director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, [...] “Greece needs substantial debt cancellation, as even the IMF has finally acknowledged. This will require honesty from European leaders that the real purpose of the bailouts was to save European banks. And it will require the type of leadership we saw from their counterparts in 1953 when they cancelled half of Germany’s debt. Justice, and democracy, demand nothing less.”
Angela  Merkel  Grexit  ideology  austerity  Career  Politicians  Fiscal  Pact  compromise  Wolfgang  Schäuble  Schuldenbremse  policy  folly  technocrat  policy  error  short-term  thinking  short-term  view 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Gregor Gysi, DIE LINKE: »Sie wollen die linke Regierung in Griechenland beseitigen« - YouTube
[ "Alternativlos" & 'Jeder fuer sich selbst.' ] Die Rettungspakete galten nie den Bürgerinnen und Bürgern, sondern immer den Banken. Auch bei uns wurden 480 Milliarden Euro binnen einer Woche für die Rettung der Banken beschlossen. Wenn man mal 1 Million Euro für einen kulturellen oder sozialen Zweck braucht, dann bekommt man ein Nein, aber bei den Banken gibt es immer nur ein Ja. [...] Ich habe Ihnen zugehört, Frau Bundeskanzlerin. Ihre Rede kann ich wie folgt zusammenfassen: Die griechische Regierung hat alles falsch gemacht, und Sie, Herr Schäuble und die europäischen Institutionen, also der Internationale Währungsfonds, die Europäische Kommission und die Europäische Zentralbank, haben alles richtig gemacht. // via bit.ly/1R6V2yA
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Boris Johnson: New runway at Heathrow won't happen - BBC News
Because whilst the commission offers weighty analysis, it's a knotty political decision in the end. And whilst the commission says Heathrow, the prime minister's "no ifs, not buts" promise not to sanction expansion there would take one heck of a lot of wriggling out of. Just think Nick Clegg and tuition fees and what broken promises can do to you. But here's another thought: David Cameron won't be prime minister forever. He'll be gone in less than five years. And it takes longer than that to build a runway. // &! bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33341548 - The government will make a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year, David Cameron has said.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Griechenland-Krise: Wir verspielen Europa - Kommentar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Griechen können sich per Referendum aus dem Euro wählen, die Briten über einen EU-Austritt abstimmen: Europa droht auseinanderzubrechen - weil wir alle uns zu wenig dafür einsetzen. [...] Griechenland drohen der Staatsbankrott und ein chaotisches Ausscheiden aus der Eurozone. Die Briten sollen in einigen Monaten über den Verbleib in der EU abstimmen. Eine gemeinsame europäische Strategie für den Flüchtlingsansturm über das Mittelmeer ist nicht in Sicht. Die Geheimdienst-Ausspähungen haben die USA und Europa einander entfremdet, während Russland an einer undurchsichtigen Expansionsstrategie arbeitet. [ Symptoms of our time. ] // bit.ly/1HvMxbP - Pressekompass: Wer ist schuld an der Griechen-Krise? Die Antworten der internationalen Medien
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
We are Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald from the Oscar-winning documentary CITIZENFOUR. AUAA. : IAmA
+ http://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters?language=en // &! "The division over this issue (like so many other big ones, such as crony capitalism that owns the country) is much more "insider v. outsider" than "Dem v. GOP". But until there are leaders of one of the two parties willing to dissent on this issue, it will be hard to make it a big political issue."
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Griechenland-Krise: Europa braucht neue Regeln - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Man kann mit Recht fragen, ob dieser Kurs ökonomisch richtig ist. Politisch aber ist er bislang erfolgreich [...] Bislang erfolgreich, diese Einschränkung ist wichtig. Denn sobald die Eurozone - und damit das europäische Integrationsprojekt - insgesamt ins Wanken gerät, sind die Kosten für Deutschland politisch und wirtschaftlich desaströs hoch. [...] Dass Deutschland, der "zögerliche Hegemon", wie ihn die britische Zeitschrift "The Economist" bezeichnet, auf Dauer die Eurozone beherrschen kann, ist weder politisch erträglich noch ökonomisch tragbar. Nur eine föderale Lösung kann deshalb der Eurozone dauerhafte Stabilität garantieren. &! &! Bailout money not for Greece, but to serve Greece's credits, from European Banks ... its and was always also a Bank Bailout of TBTF & zombie banks - youtu,be/2_inmuTL9PU
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Was treibt die Menschen zu Pegida? | rbb Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Protestforscher Prof. Dieter Rucht im Interview - Was treibt die Menschen zu Pegida? Prof. Dieter Rucht arbeitet im Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin und erforscht seit Jahren soziale Bewegungen und politische Protestformen. In den vergangenen Wochen hat er Pegida-Anhänger befragt und die Demonstrationen in Dresden beobachtet. Ressentiments gegenüber Fremden und den Schwierigkeiten demokratischer Willensbildung, die auch sozialisationsbedingt sind, sieht er als Ursachen des Zuspruchs für Pegida.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Newsnight - 16/01/2015
last segment. use of gay as slur and other words that are associated with LGBTQIASP. and as well used in conjunction with physical violence, mobbing, bullying as well as cyber mobbing/bullying. LGBTQ+ kids do have a right to go to school and not be afraid what gonna happen today to them. &! http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1997/40/contents // via https://www.facebook.com/Paris.Lees.Activist.Journalist.Optimist/photos/a.164252423666232.38714.144296638995144/757947160963419/?type=1 &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNbdEw-SgM4 - NEWSNIGHT:Will Young on children using the word 'gay' &! youtube.com/watch?v=FMQUz_DaJFI &! bit.ly/1xM3OmM &! bit.ly/1B0VLUl &! +1 Week later >> Opportunistic >> The Labour party has promised "zero tolerance" of homophobic language and bullying in England's schools if it wins the general election. - bbc.in/1BZqW5o
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne's Cuts 'Will See Public Spending Fall To Lowest Level In 80 Years'
Tony Dolphin, senior economist at the Institute for Public Policy and Research, warned that Osborne's planned cuts were "implausible". "Given the scale of cuts in the public sector, [the OBR] can only make its growth forecast add up by assuming that consumer demand is boosted by households taking on more debt - and at an unprecedented pace. "Extraordinarily, the OBR thinks that by 2019 the household sector will have a financial deficit twice as big as in 2007 and 2008 when the financial crisis hit. As result, the household debt-to-income ratio is forecast 2 rise beyond its pre-crisis peak 2 over 180%. "This is pretty implausible. If the next government tries 2 follow the deficit reduction path set out in the Autumn Statement, it can only succeed in the short-term because the household sector takes on debt @ a faster pace than it did before the financial crisis. [this warning was heeded some years ago alrdy that consumer&corp would have to take on debt to spend to keep GDP # up!!!]
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Autumn Statement: What it means for you
£12,500 to be free from paying income tax [...] announced that the personal allowance will rise to £10,600 in April rather than the planned £10,500 next year. &! Autumn Statement: A pre-election Budget - bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30318785 "In all but name this was a pre-election Budget. [...] From his first to his last sentence - from boasting about Britain's growth to unveiling the Coalition's version of the mansion tax - Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement with not just one eye but both fixed firmly on polling day. Aware that Labour's most potent political charge is that the Tories are on the side of the wrong people, the chancellor unveiled a series of tax hits on the rich - not just mansion buyers but non-doms too, as well as tax-avoiding banks and multi-national corporations. [...] In the run-up to an election there is, as someone observed recently, not just a massive budget deficit but a ballooning candour deficit.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
How Much Does It Cost to Be Ambassador to Hungary? - Bloomberg View
n.pr/1AfA3NV &! The corruption here is multilayered. There is the corruption of governance and diplomacy, in which ambassadorships are sold to the highest bidder. And then there is a more subtle form of corruption, in which the people’s representatives are made to feel as if they must provide cover for the corrupt practices of the executive branch. Strangely enough, another of the Obama administration’s nominees for a crucially important ambassadorship, Max Baucus, the former Montana senator, provided a roadmap for truthfulness in the nominations process. Baucus, chosen to represent U.S. interests in Beijing, said, at his own confirmation hearing, “I’m no real expert on China.” He was confirmed by the Senate anyway. &! Google - Klüngel-Republik &! Networking wird von dem Volksmund häufig „Vitamin B“ genannt. &! Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission << money in elections, money buys politics, policy makers and votes. &! Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy bbc.in/1ldxBDT
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
BND vermutet seit 2005, dass Deutschland Spionageziel für USA war - SPIEGEL ONLINE
https://netzpolitik.org/2014/bnd-dokument-belegt-bundesregierung-weiss-bereits-seit-einem-jahrzehnt-dass-nsa-co-uns-ueberwachen/ - Als die Snowden-Enthüllungen begannen, will die Bundesregierung von nichts gewusst haben. Als das Merkelfone einen konkreten Spionagefall aufdeckte hieß es, man habe sich bisher nicht mit Überwachung durch unsere Freunde beschäftigt. Das konnt eman damals bestenfalls als total naiv bezeichnen oder es entsprach nicht der Wahrheit. Heute berichtet der Spiegel von einem BND-Protokoll, das bereits Anfang 2005 darüber aufklärte, dass auch befreundete und verbündete Nationen uns überwachen [...] Man geht jetzt mit Strafanzeige gegen Whistleblower aus dem eigenen Haus vor, um diejenigen einzuschüchtern und mit Sicherheitsbehörden zu verfolgen, die dazu beitragen, Licht ins Dunkel zu bringen und über diese Vernebelungsaktionen aufzuklären: Regierung plant Strafanzeige gegen unbekannt.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
War in Ukraine a Result of Misunderstandings between Europe and Russia - SPIEGEL ONLINE
One year ago, negotations over a Ukraine association agreement with the European Union collapsed. The result has been a standoff with Russia and war in the Donbass. It was an historical failure, and one that German Chancellor Angela Merkel contributed to. [...] But the impact of that fateful evening in Vilnius goes far beyond Ukraine's borders. Some 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and almost 70 years after the end of World War II, Europe is once again divided. The estrangement between the Russians and the Europeans is growing with Moscow and the West more inimical toward each other today than during the final phase of the Cold War. It's a reality that many in Europe have long sought to ignore. The story of the run-up to Vilnius is one filled with errors in judgment, misunderstandings, failures and blind spots. It is a chronicle of foreign policy failure foretold -- on all sides. &! &! ! youtu.be/akz3h1HAUj8 - Putin will sein Gesicht nicht verlieren.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Warum wir weiter Bargeld brauchen - Münchau zu Rogoff-Vorstoß - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ich glaube nicht, dass es möglich ist, die Inflationsziele nach Belieben hin- und herzuschieben. Wir sehen doch gerade die Schwierigkeiten, die die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) damit hat, ihr gegenwärtiges Inflationsziel von knapp zwei Prozent zu erreichen. Wenn man Inflationsziele beliebig verschiebt, verlieren sie schnell an Glaubwürdigkeit. Die Menschen würden zu Recht vermuten, dass man die Ziele bald wieder verändert, wenn es kommod ist. Anstatt zu versuchen, die Inflationsziele zu verändern oder das Bargeld abzuschaffen, sollten wir unsere existierenden Probleme ernster nehmen. Die EZB hätte viel früher und viel energischer mit der geldpolitischen Lockerung anfangen müssen. Heute stellt sich die vordringliche Frage, wie wir ein Abdriften in japanische Verhältnisse vermeiden. Wir sollten uns von diesen wichtigen Themen nicht durch störende Scheindebatten ablenken lassen. Die Abschaffung des Bargeldes wird unsere Probleme nicht lösen.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Russell Brand - Poll: only 18% trust their Politician/Politicians.
Russell Brand - Analysis of an interview with Ed Miliband after a survey found just 41% of the UK public would vote in the next election, 23% were satisfied with the way MPs are doing their job and only 18% trust politicians to tell the truth.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Homophobie in Deutschland || PULS - YouTube
In Germany, still discriminated actively, ie via Law for adoption and marriage (Religion). &&& 'In der Merkel aera wird sich nichts aendern.'
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Bill Clinton appearing at HRC’s national dinner is a farce of Faustian proportions | Planet Transgender
[both Clinton's have a bad record with LGBT.] & "What’s Hillary’s position on LGBT rights? She  says it has evolved but believes that rights should be handled by individual states. So should she be elected don’t expect her to lead the way on ENDA."
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
ZDF Frontal21: Mies bezahlt - Weniger trotz Mindestlohn - YouTube
Sie hat den flächendeckenden Mindestlohn von 8,50 Euro durchgesetzt. Jetzt muss Andrea Nahles (SPD) zusehen, wie sich Arbeitgeber von ihren Beschäftigten die Mehrkosten der Lohnerhöhung zurückholen.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
NSA Spähaffäre: Opposition verklagt Merkel wegen Snowden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Seit Monaten betont sie, Deutschland könne dem Ex-Geheimdienstmitarbeiter keinen sicheren Aufenthalt garantieren. Sie warnt vor "schweren und dauerhaften Belastungen des Verhältnisses zu den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika".
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Das digitale Demokratiedesaster - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Weltweit haben die Dokumente von Edward Snowden zunächst einen antidemokratischen Spähapparat enthüllt. In der Folge haben sie auch massives Regierungsversagen offenbart, ein totales, vollständiges, nachhaltiges Versagen demokratischer Kontrolle. Und zwar genau auf der Ebene, für die Verfassungen ursprünglich geschrieben wurden, zum Schutz der Bürger vor den Staatsgewalten.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Jürgen Trittin: Plädoyer für linke Reformen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Heute ist es für viele Menschen, gerade wirtschaftlich Schwächere, schwer geworden, dem Begriff "Reform" etwas Gutes abzugewinnen. Viel zu oft war Reform ein Synonym für sozialen Rückschritt & Ausschluss aus der Gesellschaft. Reform heute ist neoliberal aufgeladen, es steht für Deregulierung, für weniger Sicherheit, mehr Armutsrisiko & weniger Demokratie. Diese reale Erfahrung hat die Angst vor Veränderung erhöht. So haben Konservative leichtes Spiel. Das Bittere ist: Für diese Diskreditierung von Veränderung, für die Umdeutung von Reform sind auch Regierungen der linken Mitte mitverantwortlich. Links reden, rechts wählen - das ist keine deutsche Marotte. Als Folge der Finanzkrise wurden in Europa erst einmal reihenweise konservative & wirtschaftsliberale Regierungen gewählt. Gerade dort, wo die Krise wirklich zugeschlagen hat, zeigte sich wieder einmal: Krisen sind keine guten Zeiten für eine Politik der linken Mitte. [GroKo: Das allermeiste bleibt, wie es ist.] youtu.be/yAmiQJYqjxM
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Alex Salmond accuses UK party leaders of tricking Scotland into No vote | Politics | theguardian.com
"They're at loggerheads," Salmond told BBC1's Sunday Politics programme. "I think that their vow was cooked up in desperation from the last days of the campaign. I think everyone in Scotland now realises that. "Incidentally, [the] Yes campaign isn't surprised by this development. It's the people who were persuaded to vote no who were misled, who were gulled, who were tricked, effectively. They are the ones who are really angry." [...] Downing Street has dismissed Salmond's accusations, insisting the Scottish devolution timetable would be honoured. "Lord Smith of Kelvin has agreed to oversee the process to take forward the devolution commitments with powers over tax, spending and welfare all agreed by November and draft legislation published by January," a No 10 spokesman said. "This government has delivered on devolution and we will do so again." +!+!+!+ Salmond - bbc.in/1sU03so +!+!+!+ Ed Miliband - bbc.in/1AYZqCb +!+!+!+ Salmon on unelected House of Lords - bit.ly/1p9g8t3
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Cameron and Miliband ditch devo timetable vow
via bit.ly/1rbwEvV || "Salmond revealed that in his telephone call to Mr Cameron after the referendum result was announced, he asked the Prime Minister if the UK Government would honour the pledge made to the Scottish people by Gordon Brown prior to the vote.  Something Mr Salmond said, was not confirmed by the PM. He said: "I spoke to the Prime Minister today and, although he reiterated his intention to proceed as he has outlined, he would not commit to a second reading vote by 27th March on a Scotland Bill. That was a clear promise laid out by Gordon Brown during the campaign. "The Prime Minister says such a vote would be meaningless. I suspect he cannot guarantee the support of his party." [...] The refusal to commit to new powers for Scotland prior to the next UK general election is in breach of the 'vow' made to the Scottish people days before the independence referendum. [...] Gordon Brown was said to have 'brokered a deal' with all three London parties."
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Scotland votes 'No': What happens now?
Scotland – a Pandora’s box for Europe - youtu.be/kTXwtz9KtHA + bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29270441 + bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29277527 "Scottish referendum: Salmond to go after Scotland No vote" + bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29219165 "The Alex Salmond story. He is the man who took a rag-tag bunch of political misfits to the brink of achieving their dream of an independent Scotland." !+!+! The West Lothian question... Tam Dalyell explains - Newsnight - youtu.be/_YO8ZEJ5Kh0 !+!+! William Hague on Scottish independence referendum result (19Sept14) [Scottish Devolusion / NEW > English Devolution / NEW > NI & Wales Devolution - Compromise to be happening - Barnett Formula - timetable may not be met] youtu.be/9eXBIXLp3is !+!+! Alex Salmond statement on 'Yes' losing independence referendum (19Sept14) youtu.be/aq9nv0C9vzw !+!+! David Cameron statement on Scottish independence referendum result (19Sept14) youtu.be/ana1J6t0ZlI
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Asylkompromiss: Koalition gerettet, Grüne in Not - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Kretschmann hatte sich nach Angaben seines Umfelds am späten Donnerstagabend dazu entschieden, angesichts mehrerer Zugeständnisse der Koalition dem Gesetz im Bundesrat zuzustimmen. Serbien, Mazedonien und Bosnien-Herzegowina gelten künftig als sogenannte sichere Herkunftsstaaten, wodurch Flüchtlinge aus diesen Ländern schneller abgeschoben werden sollen. Im Gegenzug erklärte sich die Regierung zu Erleichterungen bei der Residenzpflicht bereit. Außerdem sollen Asylbewerber künftig rascher eine Arbeit aufnehmen können und Sach- weitestgehend durch Geldleistungen ersetzt werden. + bit.ly/1u7TPea + bit.ly/1BSMFLO + bit.ly/1tvhYK8 + !!! bit.ly/1u7TQyD !!! + ! Chart - http://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article132358570/Besetzer-warnen-Gruene-vor-dem-Asyl-Kompromiss.html + http://www.faz.net/suche/?query=asyl + History 1993 - bit.ly/1BVbozk + Sinti&Roma are discriminated and profiled against in Sued & Ost Europa - bit.ly/1qj79EW + bit.ly/1mmDhN0 + bit.ly/1uMtDEz + bit.ly/1qics7C
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Umstritten: China-Politik der Deutschen Welle | ZAPP | NDR - YouTube
Politicians and Career people/Business people ... compromise on freedom of press, meinungsfreiheit und journalistische taetigkeit, unabhaengingkeit ...
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Ukraine Exposes Globalism's Flawed Premise | Curtis Ellis
It is a modern Western conceit to view human aspirations strictly through a materialistic lens. Alexander Solzhenitsyn decried Western society's tendency to focus on the accumulation of material goods to the exclusion of all other human characteristics. This stubborn insistence on seeing the world in purely economic terms blinded us to anticipating that Vladimir Putin could do exactly what he did. Putin wasn't supposed to risk upsetting "the market" - but he did. He was supposed to fear sanctions and economic backlash - but he didn't. the only possible explanation is that he is disconnected from reality, as Angela Merkel reportedly said. [...] the assumption that nationalism is a thing of the past, and that people around the world think, conduct business and share the same values as the Western elites.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Civil Rights Movement Is Going in Reverse in Alabama | New Republic
But in other, less obvious ways, black people in Alabama and across the South are as politically vulnerable as they’ve been since the emergence of the civil rights movement. “It’s a total disempowering of African Americans,” Sanders said. “We are going back to the past very fast.” [...] From that perch, he struck a deal in 2006 with Republican Governor Bob Riley that raised the threshold at which an Alabama family of four starts paying state income tax, from $4,600 annually to $12,500. Knight would have preferred to raise the threshold to the poverty line, but he felt that he had to focus on what was politically feasible. It was an approach indicative of Knight’s overall legislative philosophy. “ [...] Sanders and Knight were criticized by some black politicians, as well as by liberal white ones, for being too timid, too incremental. But the two argued that they were playing a long game and that, eventually, they’d achieve their larger goals.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Wie Monti sich beim Euro-Gipfel gegen Merkel durchsetzte - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Nach EU Summit ...

Mit aller Härte und allen Finessen spielte Italiens Regierungschef Monti beim Euro-Poker in Brüssel. Der gewiefte Taktiker und EU-Profi brauchte den Sieg über Kanzlerin Merkel. Sonst wäre es der Anfang von seinem Ende in Rom gewesen.

Italiens Regierungschef hatte gegen den Widerstand der gut situierten Nordländer, angeführt von Deutschlands Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, neue Instrumente gegen die Euro-Krise durchgesetzt. Sie erlauben künftig finanzielle Hilfe aus dem EU-Rettungsfonds, ohne dass die Empfänger sich dafür massive Sparauflagen aufbürden lassen müssen.

Kühles Kalkül mit dem Horror

Gemeinsam tüftelten sie auch eine kleine Erpressung aus. Weder das milliardenschwere Konjunktur- und Wachstumsprogramm, noch die Einführung einer Finanzmarkt-Steuer werde es auf dem Gipfel geben, wenn Merkel nicht bei der Entlastung der spanischen Banken und der Begrenzung italienischer Schuldzinsen mitspiele. Dann scheitere der Gipfel eben total. Mit allen Konsequenzen. ...
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june 2012 by asterisk2a
Kommentar zu Merkels Rolle auf dem EU-Gipfel - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Nach EU Summit

Der Rettungsschirm ESM soll künftig auch direkt Banken unterstützen können - das könnte vor allem Spanien helfen, denn so werden die ESM-Hilfen nicht mehr auf die spanische Schuldenlast angerechnet. Und Staaten sollen nun Geld aus dem Rettungsschirm erhalten können, ohne im Gegenzug ein strenges Überwachungsprogramm zu akzeptieren - das hilft vor allem Italien. Das hochverschuldete Land hat nun zumindest die theoretische Option, ESM-Geld zu beantragen, ohne sich dem Troika-Kuratel zu unterwerfen.

Doch direktes Geld an die Banken soll auch erst dann fließen, wenn eine wirksame Europäische Bankenaufsicht installiert ist. Das wird dauern.

Es war wichtig, Monti in Brüssel öffentlichkeitswirksam einen Punkt landen zu lassen.
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