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Naomi Klein: ‘Trump is an idiot, but don’t underestimate how good he is at that’ | Books | The Guardian
One essential ingredient of resistance, she suggests, is to retain a belief in telling and understanding complex stories, keeping faith with narrative.

One of the questions that Klein’s book does not reach a conclusion about is how conscious Trump is of his shock doctrine tactics. Is he a demagogue in the scheming manner of Putin and Erdoğan, or just a useful idiot for the forces around him?
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june 2017 by asterisk2a
Asyl: Polizeigewerkschaft über Machtkämpfe unter Flüchtlinge - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Frauen, Kinder und religiöse Minderheiten sollten in Flüchtlingsheimen besser geschützt werden. Das fordert der Chef der Deutschen Polizeigewerkschaft. SPD-Politiker äußern sich kritisch zu Plänen, Flüchtlinge nach Ethnien getrennt unterzubringen. //&! &! //&! Streit unter Asylbewerbern: Islamwissenschaftlerin fordert Schlichter in Unterkünften - //&! Großeinsatz in Thüringen: Erste Festnahmen nach Gewaltausbruch in Suhler Flüchtlingsheim - //&! Konfliktpotenzial: Chef der Polizeigewerkschaft schildert Machtkämpfe in Flüchtlingsheimen - //&! Streit unter Flüchtlingen: "Ein freundliches Lächeln ersetzt den Ordnungsdienst" - //&!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Not that negative after all - YouTube
- nbdy is taking up the money to invest in his business (increase capacity, R&D, etc etc), becs there is no demand ... what is holding up the western world is the service economy - especially in UK and USA! - and then there is one particular structural impediment in Germany et al, demographic bubble.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Der Crash ist die Lösung | SWR1 Leute - YouTube
banks still TBTF, Systemrelevant. << enabled by Own Lobby influencing Career Politicians. haftungsgarantien von ECB are no more capitalism. +++ &&& +++ If even Germany - Wirtchaftslokomotive - export meister - does still have a budget deficit, while being that country that produces more than it consumes, who else if not Germany? But still doesn't. +++ "Die Zeit der Rendite ist vorbei." +++ Schulden zu haben, man ist nicht frei. Frueher hat man das sich gekauft was man sich leisten konnte, ohne kreditkarte, ohne dispo, ohne bankkredit. +++ NEW crash will come of even bigger proportion and even more rubble to clear up afterwards than 2008/9 - GFC. +++ Always buy in tranches, dispersed over time. +++ fractional reserve banking leads to this UBER crash as we live on a planet with finite resources. Current GDP fetish needs to stop. Change of mind, thinking, course. << this is the same with Mobile Creative, future workforce, Software eats the world, UK's productivity gap.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Why I’m Bullish on the News - POLITICO Magazine
Go maximum mass or maximum specific. [...] News organizations are also going to have to mix and match revenue models. I see eight obvious ones: advertising, subscriptions, premium content, events, cross-media promotion, crowdfunding, micropayments and philanthropy. [...] Today, this same science culture, this civilization of engineers and math, is again on the rise. And to many, it feels like it’s running away with the future. [...] The point is that, for people who aren’t deep into math and science and technology, it is going to get far harder to understand the world going forward. || + + +
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Plötzlich will Amerika in den Syrien-Konflikt eingreifen, aber das Vorhaben wirkt wenig durchdacht: Wie die Strafaktion ablaufen wird und welche Ziele dahinter stehen, bleibt unklar. Das passt zum diffusen Umgang des US-Präsidenten mit den Konflikten in Nahost. +
Egypt  barackobama  Nahost  oil  price  shock  Syria  foreign  policy  Libya  middle-east  foreignaffairs  geopolitics  presidency 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
SocGen's Shocking Oil Forecast: $150 Upside; $125 Base Case Following Syrian Attack "Within A Week" | Zero Hedge
Our geopolitical analysis indicates that the question is not whether there will be a military action against Syria. The questions are “who?”, “what?”, and “when”? The coalition being assembled reportedly includes the US, the UK, France, Germany, Turkey, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Jordan. A range of options prepared by the Pentagon months ago has been under consideration.
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august 2013 by asterisk2a
Wlada in New York: Die Adresse ist das wichtigste Accessoire - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In New York ist die Adresse dein wichtigstes Accessoire. Deine Postleitzahl ist wie ein Barcode, anhand dessen deine Identität gescannt und schubladisiert wird.


Der Journalist Simon Hoggart sagte einst: "Das Erste, das du von Menschen in Washington D.C. erfährst, ist ihr Job. In Los Angeles erzählen sie dir zuerst ihr Sternzeichen. In Houston, wie reich sie sind. Und in New York, wie teuer ihre Miete ist." Und außerdem erzählen New Yorker gern und ausführlich, welche Gegend am besten für dich ist. Also ihre eigene. Insgesamt gibt es zwischen 250 und 300 Viertel in der Stadt. Die Menge, die Auswahl und die Preise paralysieren. Also überließ ich dem Schicksal die Entscheidung. Und das hat ganze Arbeit geleistet: Eine gute Seele leitete meine hilfesuchende Rundmail weiter, ein kleines Wunder geschah, ein paar Stunden später hatte ich ein Zimmer in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
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november 2012 by asterisk2a
It's Global Warming, Stupid - Businessweek
Rising temperatures. Oceans heating up, more moisture in air. More energy for storms and hurricanes and general extreme weather events like torrential rain, blizzards, and prolonged droughts.


the nature of the thought of the problems is, that not just one making change, making sacrifice etc - is making an impacts - it is when everyone is doing it.
but game theory, capitalism, short-term thinking, nature of our culture is preventing us from doing the long-term good ... just look at the current sovereign debt crisis, pension obligations, public health crisis or obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. just look at the destruction of the planet, of the environment, deforestation, pollution, toxic rain, ...


we need to address the issue, need to start pay for it now, because the damage will be beyond repair.


after sandy, public transport came to a standstill; you have to question - where are the cycling lanes???
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november 2012 by asterisk2a
Respect Yourself: Webseite klärt Jugendliche in England über Sex auf - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In keinem anderen Land ist die Zahl der Teenagerschwangerschaften so hoch wie in England.


Die Projektmanagerin Amy Danahay hingegen sagte der Zeitung, das Internet habe verändert, was junge Menschen über Sex erfahren: Jeder zweite Zehnjährige habe online bereits Zugang zu Pornografie gehabt. "Es wäre naiv zu denken, dass viele Jugendliche nicht regelmäßig viel expliziteres Material konsumieren würden", sagt sie, "und wenn wir ihnen Zugang zu relevanten Informationen geben wollen, müssen wir mit der Zeit gehen."

>> with it all >> binge drinking and unprotected sex >> rise of STD/STI's
>> unintended consequences
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october 2012 by asterisk2a
Let Your Smartphone Deliver the Bad News -
Digital flakiness.

“Offline rules of etiquette no longer seem to apply,” Ms. Wick said. “People hide behind e-mail or text messages to cancel appointments, or do things that feel uncomfortable to do in person.”

The face-to-face consequences of being a flake have all but disappeared. If the unpleasantness of having to disappoint a host or dinner date was one reason commitments were honored in the past, technology has rendered that moot.

“People don’t feel bad shooting someone a text to cancel, but no one would ever pick up the phone and say, ‘Let’s have dinner next week because I want to go to this party instead,’ ” “But when you say it out loud, you realize how bad it sounds.”
etiquette  culture  shock  culture  society  technology  millennials  generationy 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
Mark Hyman at TEDMED 2012 - YouTube
Positive peer pressure via local health champions. People helping people.

Diabetes and Obesity is a social disease.

Dan Buettner at TEDMED 2011

Buettner talks about universal lifestyle behaviors that promote longevity, why they're so hard to adopt in the U.S., and how one town undertook its own Blue Zone experiment, to great effect.
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september 2012 by asterisk2a
Anatomy of a Euromess - Paul Krugman Blog -
Most press coverage of the eurozone troubles has focused on Greece, which is understandable: Greece is up against the wall to a greater extent than anyone else. But the Greek economy is also very small; in economic terms the heart of the crisis is in Spain, which is much bigger. And as I’ve tried to point out in a number of posts, Spain’s troubles are not, despite what you may have read, the result of fiscal irresponsibility. Instead, they reflect “asymmetric shocks” within the eurozone, which were always known to be a problem, but have turned out to be an even worse problem than the euroskeptics feared.
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february 2010 by asterisk2a

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