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Technological Unemployment (2013) w Jacque Fresco
wikipedia Jacque Fresco // MORE AI, automation, robotics, augmented intelligence, self-driving cars = LESS AGGREGATE DEMAND (disposable income of the middle class, working class & working poor) [...] productivity has risen but incomes NOT! [...] & companies are making more money for shareholders & owners with less & less people (see Facebook) [...] Industry doesnt care abt people. They hire people because it hasnt been yet automated. [...] A JOBLESS RECOVERY & JOBLESS GDP GROWTH [...] routine middle class jobs eliminated fastest! [...] pace of destruction is greater than pace of creation of new jobs! [...] ie Lawyer Software searching through files via augmented intelligence //&! Humans Need Not Apply - youtu.be/7Pq-S557XQU //&! Jerry Kaplan ((re)distribute wealth more equally - youtu.be/JiiP5ROnzw8), Rifkin (Zero Marginal Cost), Paul Mason (post-capitalism) book //&! UBI a must in future - youtu.be/WMF-Z74C1QE &! youtu.be/mEV-kAjtm9U &! youtu.be/9pdU_Rkwzes
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Clouds gather over solar power after golden years of success
After a day in which Britain generated more power from the sun than from coal for the first time, the industry should be rejoicing. But the mood is fearful [...] But over the last year both the RO and FiT support mechanisms have been either removed or wound dramatically further down – with the government arguing the industry should largely be fending for itself while bill payers should be spared unnecessary cost. [...] [ spokesman from energy department - no subsisdy for renewables, ... but strike price guarantee for nuclear energy w nuclear waste problem]
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Could this be George Osborne's last Budget?
In any case, the Out campaign has begun to look as much like an internal Tory party putsch as a principled fight for sovereignty and a better economic future. Those who always mistrusted Cameron and Osborne, regarding them as closet Blairites rather than the true heirs to Thatcher, sense their time has come. By the summer, the Tory high command could look completely different. [...] [Budget2016] more of an exercise in pre-election showmanship than the traditional post-election downer of renewed fiscal discipline and supposedly desirable economic reform. [still] For Osborne, the goal of a balanced budget by the end of the parliament must remain sacrosanct. [...] Don’t risk our economic recovery, will be his underlying message [...] for Cameron and Osborne, this is once more a fight for political survival. //&! ind.pn/21mctLh &! bit.ly/1QJWpjD - If Britain votes against Brexit and the economy stays strong he may yet be the next Prime Minister //&! bit.ly/1Rb24m1
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on fair play in politics: a Conservative coup | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
From trade union reform to parliamentary process, the Tories show a pattern of contempt for the protocols of democracy [...] Thanks to a crafty, albeit constitutionally permitted, parliamentary manoeuvre, a cut that will affect hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged young people went through without proper debate or vote on the floor of the Commons. David Cameron commands a slender majority, but it is enough to pass most of his legislative programme in a more transparent fashion. Only the most controversial elements risk obstruction, either through rebellion on the Tory benches in the lower house or rejection in the upper one. [...] That episode, like the vote on student grants, is consistent with a pattern displayed by this government of impatience with democratic norms, verging on contempt. One habit is bundling measures of primary importance up in secondary legislation. [...] lay the foundations for a long-term Conservative monopoly on government.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Lawmakers Have Snuck CISA Into a Bill That Is Guaranteed to Become a Law : technology
CISA allows private companies to pass your personal information and online goings-on to the federal government and local law enforcement if it suspects a "cybersecurity threat," a term so broadly defined that it can apply to "anomalous patterns of communication" and can be used to gather information about just about any crime, cyber or not.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Dark ages' warning issued over freedom of information changes | Media | The Guardian
Exempting advice given to ministers from freedom of information requests risks returning the UK to the “dark ages” of “private government”, the information commissioner has warned. Christopher Graham told a review into the legislation that changes to FoI being considered by a government commission could lead to a blanket ban on all advice being made available to the public. //&! bit.ly/1N3fuLD //&! Freedom of Information Act misused by media to create stories, says Grayling Leader of the Commons Chris Grayling criticises use of FoI requests as a ‘research tool’ to ‘generate’ stories - bit.ly/1GOG1gj
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges June 8, 2015 Town Hall Seattle - YouTube
Ceased all power and rendered the citizen powerless. This is no capitalistic democracy. This is crony capitalism. Capitalism has no internal constraints. remove external constraints & it will see & use everything (private free market enterprise) as replaceable & commodity w a price (even the planet): the environment, workers health. &! non-violent revolution! // Revolutions are internal affairs w different dynamic. All succesful revolutions are fundamentally non-violent. No revolution is successful until sizable internal protection/security defects (Whistleblower et al) and refuses to fight for the discredited regime/plutocracy/oligarchy/Elite/Super Rich/1%/Corporation/crony capitalism/tax evasion/tax avoidance and joins the revolution. // Living in truth & speaking the truth to power. Pulling people into the streets & discrediting the status quo. Dont pit people against each other. Essay. The power of the powerless // If we do not break it. We & our children have no future!
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Branson: Treating addicts with 'decency' saves them
Policy Making for Super Rich, 1%, vested interest and interest groups & Industry (capitalism) >> bit.ly/1eX3wC2 - [ First it was Big Sugar in USA that put Political pressure (will withdraw funding) on WHO to withdraw new & much low added sugar intake/nutritional guidance. Now this with the UN. Who are Policy Makers anyway? Are there any characters at these institutions? - bit.ly/1kmEDHJ & bit.ly/1GnMUoH & bit.ly/1cSYi7O & bit.ly/1MBJPy3 "Food Politics" & 1.usa.gov/1jyOCJQ ] // Richard Branson "somebody seems to have got to the UN, either a country or somebody worried about their job." The report by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime report allegedly said that there has been "millions of unnecessary arrests and that criminalising people for drugs is unnecessary and harmful." "They had basically come around to the realisation that treating people with decency is how you wean people off drugs". // UN denies Branson claim - bit.ly/1XeWLBp //&! bbc.in/1GP0EDC
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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
The government seems intent on ending the solar power industry. It’s madness | Howard Johns | Comment is free | The Guardian
saving on the wrong end of the stick. // &! One solar executive says the 87% cut in state subsidy is ‘obscene’, and will lead to thousands of job losses - bit.ly/1Xdgl0V - “We are all paying £100 for nuclear decommissioning costs in our bills. Solar: five quid? It is nothing to do with the energy bills of hardworking families it is entirely ideologically driven by George Osborne. It is nothing to do with the cost to the energy consumer.”
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
What is the outlook for Britain's steel industry? - BBC News
UK steelmakers want lower business rates, a relaxation of emissions targets for heavy manufacturers, more compensation for high energy prices and a commitment that British steel is used in major construction projects. "We've set out some of the things government can press ahead with now to send out a clear signal of support in the very short term," said Gareth Stace, director of UK Steel. [...] How does the government act without going against its free market principles and breaking EU rules? It has already provided steel makers with millions of pounds in compensation for carbon permit costs. Beyond that it says its hands are tied by strict European Union state-aid rules. [ << targeted welfare vs lower energy prices and a smart grid for all ] //&! bbc.in/1GhJaoH - Unions want the government to take "urgent short-term action" to support the industry. [...] the steel industry globally was facing one of the most difficult times in its history. [...] we can't change the price of steel.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Working-class Americans feel screwed. I heard it across the entire country | US news | The Guardian
Donald Trump has exposed the opportunity gulf between those who make policy and those who live it – turning immigrants into scapegoats in the process [...] The disappointment, although often wrapped in anger over immigration, is at its core about diminished opportunity. It is consistent with the economic reality that has persisted over the last three decades: except for the very rich, Americans haven’t seen their wealth increase. The people I talked to are not entirely wrong; their particular job prospects and their particular wealth have been harmed. [...] The angry are mostly people who work with their hands, who feel stuck in a vise tightening from two sides: there is a greater number of people looking for the same jobs and there are fewer jobs available, since many of these jobs having moved overseas.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
TTIP, TISA Explained | Wikileaks | Jeremy Corbyn | Bernie Sanders | Julian assange - YouTube
BRIC rise and eventual dominance is a threat to USA economic and political and geo political dominance // Who is excluded from TPP, TTIP and TISA (and CETA)? - BRIC & South Africa. // This is a new type of protectionism, sanctions and economic warfare. // Corporations want to lock-in power.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Alternatives Management: Vertrauen als Ressource für Unternehmen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Oft werben diejenigen am meisten darum, die unter Vertrauensverlust leiden. Denn tatsachlich sinkt das Vertrauen in die Wirtschaft und das Misstrauen steigt. Das ist das Ergebnis nahezu aller Studien zum Thema Verbrauchervertrauen // &! bit.ly/1Vd5jYF - Twitter just made it more difficult to hold politicians accountable // Same with the Conservative Party deleting all their speeches and documents after they won majority in election and partnered up with libdems - bit.ly/1c7hHG6 &! bit.ly/1Epl5va // Auch Geld funktioniert nur dank Vertrauen [...] Der Systemtheoretiker Niklas Luhmann beschrieb Vertrauen daher auch als "Mechanismus zur Reduktion sozialer Komplexität". Ständiges Misstrauen dagegen mache unser Zusammenleben deutlich schwieriger, sagt Martin Schweer. [...] Schnell zeigte sich: Hatte der eine das Geschäft fair und zum gegenseitigen Vorteil abgewickelt, erhöhte der andere in der nächsten Runde seinen Einsatz. // &! bit.ly/1ILzkZU - Does honesty matter ...
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Andy Burnham's identified the right problem - but his solution falls short
[House of Lords is] simply Yes-Men and Women picked by the parties for their loyalty. [ Latest example is Michelle Mone (rumored to be) picked by Conservatives, because she was publicly backing the 'NO, thanks' campaign in the Scottish Referendum. ] [...] It's positive that Lords reform is back on the agenda. But we shouldn't just tinker around the edges with unworkable and complicated plans like Mr Burnham's latest announcement. We need real reform in the upper house. We need a fully-elected second chamber - only then can we get real democracy in our politics.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Pressure mounts over claims Police Scotland breached rules over spying on journalists (From Herald Scotland)
PRESSURE is mounting on ministers to take action on Police Scotland amid further criticism of the force over claims it illegally spied on a journalist to uncover sources. The force's elite Counter Corruption Unit (CCU) is said to have snooped on the reporter without getting judicial approval - a tactic which was banned on March 25 following a row over officers using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to access journalists’ phone records, texts and emails. // [ endemic and systemic! you are not safe. period. ] // &! bbc.in/1OQEaGJ - Ministers questioned over Police Scotland 'spying' claims // &! bbc.in/1KUFPu9 &! bbc.in/1Maojno << time to get their story right!?
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august 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
Chris Hedges - Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion - 29th March 2014 - YouTube
military industrial complex does what it wants and asks and gets what it wants. // Truth is hidden. Decent is criminalised. // things are only to get worse. // protect corporate state and spy on other corporate states and corporate entities. // for-profit military industrial complex // 9/11 opportunist, false flag, to profit from program X to protect our nation // no warrent needed - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrant_(law) // the corporate state has no incentive to give up Stasi 2.0 // >> = Totalitarian state // we have totalitarian structures! period. // reform can not come from those who are in the center of power and a implicit of the status quo ... meaning only a revolution through rebellion is the option. defying the law and opting for civil disobedience. moral and physical courage needed.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Noam Chomsky: US is world's biggest terrorist - YouTube
self-inflicted extinction event. USA and Israel rouge states, and greatest threats to world peace. // // Greece debt owed to EU banks - advocates for haircut/debt jubilee. // Europes problems - no actual political and fiscal union. - technocrats failoure as well as leadership, policy and career politicians failure - symptoms; Protest Partei and no solidarity and "everyone for himself" mentality // Europe racist!!! xenophobic and antisemitic, // hope only in form by Syriza and Podemos, << protest party and rechtsruck right wingers wins in European Election 2014.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Korruption: Rekordzahl an Hinweisen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ symptom ] [ we are not in this all together ] Das Europäische Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung (Olaf) hat mehr Arbeit als je zuvor. Im vergangenen Jahr reichten Behörden und Privatpersonen 1417 Hinweise auf vermuteten Betrug ein - so viel wie nie zuvor.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Datenschutzbeauftragte warnt vor Verfassungsschutzreform - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Nach dem Entwurf der Koalition dürfen Polizei und Verfassungsschutz nahezu beliebig personenbezogene Daten austauschen: "Damit sind die Barrieren für einen umfassenden, fast voraussetzungslosen und verfassungswidrigen Datenfluss gefallen", so Voßhoff. Kritisch bewertet sie auch, dass das Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) offenbar Zugriff auf "alle Informationen" der Landesbehörden haben solle. Dabei seien die Zuständigkeiten des Bundesamts klar durch das Grundgesetz beschränkt. Diese Begrenzung wolle die Koalition nun "zu einer Erweiterung umdrehen", klagt Voßhoff - das sei ein Verstoß gegen das Grundrecht auf informationelle Selbstbestimmung. [...] wolle die Regierung "BND und BfV bedingungslos weiter hochrüsten." Das sei mit den Grundrechten unvereinbar.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Cyberangriff auf Bundestag: Offenbar auch Rechner von Regierungsmitgliedern betroffen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ if they were able to install a trojan/malware/bot - it is most likely to be the case of highly customized targeted phishing attack on peoples email address. could be gov backed. most likely (Israel, China, USA, UK, Russia, ...) New/customized, not recognizable by existing signatures known - thus antivirus useless, only recognizable by looking at logs and co. ] Fachleute halten es sogar für möglich, dass weite Teile der Bundestags-IT komplett neu konfiguriert werden müssen. [...] Sicherheitshalber wurden Ende vergangener Woche Teile des Bundestags-Systems zeitweise heruntergefahren. Darunter fielen offenbar auch Laufwerke des Parlamentarischen Untersuchungsausschusses zur Aufklärung der BND/NSA-Spionageaffäre. <<< [ Frage fuer die BPK wie kompetent sind Bundestagsabgeordnete? Sicherheitstraining? ] // 1 Tag spaeter bit.ly/1IPJmK7 Ermittler vermuten Geheimdienst hinter Cyberangriff &! bit.ly/1LcaCBI Die Bundesregierung zerstört aktiv [...] vertrauen. &! tcrn.ch/1R4xrLu bit.ly/1LpTngO
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
5 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Baltimore | Alternet
http://www.alternet.org/racism-real-real-reason-behind-baltimore-uprising // &! http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/david-simon-my-country-horror-show "I don't think it's unique to America. [...] And that notion that capital is the metric, that profit is the metric by which we're going to measure the health of our society is one of the fundamental mistakes of the last 30 years. I would date it in my country to about 1980 exactly, and it has triumphed. [...] But the idea that it's [capitalism] not going to be married to a social compact, that how you distribute the benefits of capitalism isn't going to include everyone in the society to a reasonable extent, that's astonishing to me." nicht teil haben an der Gesellschaft. // &! alternet.org/economy/5-ways-its-become-crime-be-poor-america-punishable-further-impoverishment &! &! bit.ly/1EVuyKz &! bit.ly/1bFWwfU "Perspektivlosigkeit, Wut und Paranoia"
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Kommentar: Warum die aktuellen Erkenntnisse über das Versagen des Kanzleramtes bei BND-Aufsicht schon lange abzusehen waren | netzpolitik.org
"Beihilfe." // &! Eiertanz: Viele, viele naive Fragen zum BND-Skandal - youtu.be/y9pRz5KQ6vo // &! Wirtschaftsspionage für Amerika? "Das Ganze ist ein Riesenskandal", sagt Hans-Christian Ströbele (Grüne) zur BND-Spitzelaffäre. - on.fb.me/1GznzV8 profiling of EU politicians, policy makers as well as EADS, EuroCopter and other stuff, shows that War on Terror, Drugs, and organised crime as a pretence is wrong to a certain extent, it shows that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. // &! Der BND-Skandal - Worum geht's eigentlich? youtu.be/pcGzfv-Fndc // &! on.fb.me/1POvdPJ - Was ist mit der Bundeskanzlerin? Wann spricht sie zum BND-Skandal? // German intelligence agency knew NSA was spying on European leaders as early as 2008 - bit.ly/1DEvH3h "It was too worried about the NSA retaliating by limiting the information it shares." Stockholm Syndrome. No Leadership. Only Career Politicians.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
John Oliver Edward Snowden Interview - YouTube
language shapes thoughts. how you communicate and on what level. US elected official talk is always about "keeping America and Americans, safe." what % of baby boomers or millennial do knows what meda data, profiling, and big data is or do or how it can be leveraged. they know what a selfie and a selfie stick is. That's why Career Politicians and Lobby organisations hire PR people. CORPORATE (Wall Street) PR PEOPLE!!! Talking 5 minutes to the nation and saying nothing at all of concrete notion, IS CORPORATE PR SPEAK. Setting the tone for the public discourse, its sort of art and honed down to a science. // &! Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO) >> https://youtu.be/XEVlyP4_11M >> Section 215 - bulk collection // principle, no to self-censorship
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april 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
A court managed what the complicit UK press couldn't: force GCHQ to tell the truth | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | The Guardian
A UK court vindicated Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on Friday by ruling that the secrecy surrounding one of the programs he exposed was, in fact, illegal. The decision is more evidence that not only were the Snowden revelations necessary and justified, but are also slowly forcing changes in both US and UK, even as both governments fiercely resist. In a stunning ruling, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) – which oversees (and usually rubber stamps) Britain’s spy agencies – declared that the intelligence-sharing rules between the NSA and GCHQ (Britain’s NSA equivalent and partner-in-crime) governing their mass surveillance program violated UK human rights laws because they were kept secret for so long. [...] Snowden once rightly called the UK media’s coverage of the GCHQ story “a disservice to the public.”
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Here’s how reporters are reacting to Snowden’s revelations | PandoDaily
The global surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden have caused journalists to change how they operate, question what the government knows about them, and consider abandoning investigative reporting, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. A significant number of the journalists surveyed said they had changed their behavior, whether it’s how they store sensitive files (49 percent), how they communicate with other journalists (29 percent), whether they’ve reached out to a source (13 percent), or pursued a specific story (2 percent). Many are also convinced the government is gathering information about them. Some 64 percent of journalists believed intelligence agencies had “probably collected data” about them. (The other 36 percent, as “InfoSec Taylor Swift” joked, must not read the news.)
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Lobo-Kolumne: Pseudoskepsis zweifelt an allem außer an sich selbst - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Symptoms to a greater arch that is happening - a global leveling of the playing field ... Reaktion auf die zunehmende Komplexität der Welt // Junk Food in form of constant bad news - bc News Room is 24/7 Rocky horror show - bc of Pageviews business model.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard to lead abuse inquiry
bbc.in/16gO6IR - Rotherham Council's cabinet is to resign in the wake of a damning report which found it was "not fit for purpose" after a child abuse scandal. Louise Casey's report found a culture of bullying, sexism, suppression and misplaced "political correctness". << bc majority of men were of foreign background and culture. behaviour widespread across UK among (young and old) communities of immigrant background (post-british empire/ww2). &! bit.ly/1EOMZgK - In December of last year, Scotland Yard was handed a dossier by MPs containing the names of 22 high profile figures, including three current MPs and three members of the House of Lords, who it alleged were involved in a Westminster paedophile ring that operated in locations throughout the country in the 1970s and 80s. &! bit.ly/1EVDwWk &! youtu.be/BAY46NW7EDo &! bbc.in/1KICwFI
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february 2015 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
WIR WOLLEN AUFKLÄRUNG - Frank Schirrmachers letztes Interview - YouTube
Power Corrupts. Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. // Institutionen mit Gehimwissen und den Buergern absolute transparenz abverlangen. // Souveränität ueber unserer Persoehnlichen daten. // Wir brauchen Aufklaerung. // NSA & Co is Politisch und Rechtsfreier raum - Apperat der Macht. // // In heutiger Zeit leben Menschen jeden Tag mit Angst. Existenzangest. Angst um dinge die man nicht beeinflussen kann, aber wir jeden Tag zu hoeren bekommen (Nachrichten 24/7). &! youtube.com/watch?v=hj3gAsqrB18 "Constanze Kurz (CCC) & das Happy End im Überwachungszeitalter - Jung & Naiv: Folge 106" &! youtube.com/watch?v=tFrLKMu0UYk - "Die sechs Ws der Überwachung mit Sascha Lobo - Jung & Naiv: Folge 110" << min31 Drone Strike & Collateral Damage = USA as an Unrechtsstaat and War Crimes. & Before that NSA sourcing out work to private companies (Edward Snowden worked for one). & min42 - Self-Censorship / The World is now an Airport. - bit.ly/1uo270A
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Do you even...? | never a straight line
via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8229239 " Let's communicate that this sort of behavior is unacceptable, and let's do it by calling it out. People won't learn unless we tell them." [...] Also, I take issue with the idea that hitting on someone is the primary reason to "[talk] to females." <<< THIS! +++ http://youtu.be/NswJ4kO9uHc +++ http://youtu.be/8xAbAeZ-Gog << No Representation & False Representation in all Media, Beauty Standard, Sexual objectification, judgement, making women into things. Objects rather than human beings. Thus the Patriarchy (and Religion) are enabled to justify rape through slut shaming or deciding on women's reproductive rights. as it were just a "thing," an immaterial object readily replaceable. It's a process of constant dehumanization over time and violence (against women, race, homo- and transphobia) & discrimination is inevitable because the fringe, readily, buys into it. always. bc its easy bc it was always so. & http://youtu.be/Uy8yLaoWybk
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem | TechCrunch
Between ages 25 and 30, 41% of the young talent with credentials in those subject matters are female … [but] 52% of this talent drops out … The most important antigen is the machismo that continues to permeate these work environments … 63% of women in science, engineering and technology have experienced sexual harassment. [...] If you create an environment wherein a whole class of entrepreneurs and employees goes unnoticed by deeply flawed industry-wide “pattern recognition” heuristics, and/or one where they have to be perpetually on their guard, and must pretend not to notice all the myriad microaggressions that make them feel vulnerable and uncomfortable and out-of-place then many of those entrepreneurs and employees will decide, rightly, that the tech industry is not worth the hassle and grief. + http://craigconnects.org/2014/08/why-men-must-lean-in-to-support-womens-leadership-2.html
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
European Investor Admits He Pestered Female Entrepreneur For Sex In “Deal” Email | TechCrunch
But the way tech investing works is that people tend to invest in people like themselves. The horrible laws of homophily, the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others, mean that they inevitably prefer to invest in people like them, and the cycle continues. Men tend to invest in men. Yet tech is forming the world as we know it today. It pervades every part of our world and will do for rest of human history. And this is a world that women occupy. Women who have their own capacities and ambitions to succeed and to make their impact in their own way. [...] We have to work out what it means for men and women to work equally in this industry — since we have so few examples of women rising to the top. || 2nd girl @luciemontel / @geschehaas facebook.com/geschehaas linkedin.com/pub/gesche-haas/4/773/b59 || http://bit.ly/VHbD0c http://bit.ly/1tnKPPf http://bit.ly/1obLldz http://tnw.co/1AxSAW1 http://dailym.ai/1qqqmFj http://bit.ly/1tjEy80 +YC http://on.recode.net/YFCETT
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race | TIME
via reddit - http://bit.ly/1oLANYC || Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [...] According to a 2012 Pew Research Center report, just half of U.S. households are middle-income, a drop of 11 percent since the 1970s; median middle-class income has dropped by 5 percent in the last ten years, total wealth is down 28 percent. Fewer people (just 23 percent) think they will have enough money to retire. Most damning of all: fewer Americans than ever believe in the American Dream mantra that hard work will get them ahead. || + Krawalle nach Tod von Michael Brown: Obama schickt obersten US-Ermittler nach Ferguson - http://bit.ly/1mjvmKV http://bit.ly/1veMG9c || http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28861149 - << no trust into investigation, into officials, ...
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming - YouTube
- history has it that the thriving middle class made USA. period. // --- and the future of work - needs investment! as capitalism, a flat world and software eats the world - eats up jobs (robots, automation, off shoring, outsourcing, outside advisory and contractors only (for everything that is not key) etc). >> thus education has got to change to be for the 21st century || + Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power --- http://youtu.be/Cd0JH1AreDw #civic #PowerPlay #AbuseofPower #illiteracyaboutpower #willfulignorance >> #participation #calltoaction #sharewhatyoudo +!+!+ http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html +!+!+ http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/11/a-wealthy-capitalist-on-why-money-doesnt-trickle-down/
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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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