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           Automotive Waste Management Market Research Report 2018 with Top Key Players: Autogreen, Battery Solutions, Muller-Guttenbrunn, Safety-Kleen Systems, SIMS METAL MANAGEMENT, SWR      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 11, 2018 ) The report Automotive Waste Management Market by Manufacturers highlights the essential market dynamics of Automotive Waste Management Market sector. The efficiency of this segment has been studied deeply along with the noteworthy challenges and forthcoming growth opportunities and prospective. The report focuses in decision making abilities and supports to make effective counter strategies in order to achieve competitive advantage. Current market scenario of the segment and forecasts of the market situation have also been bounded in this market report.

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The major manufacturers covered in this report
Autogreen
Battery Solutions
Muller-Guttenbrunn
Safety-Kleen Systems
SIMS METAL MANAGEMENT
SWR
...

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
Recycled
Unrecoverable

On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
Passenger Car
Commercial Vehicle

Geographically, this report studies the top producers and consumers, focuses on product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share and growth opportunity in these key regions, covering
North America
Europe
China
Japan
South Korea
India
Other Regions

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The report covers associations in the field along with new product launches, mergers, acquisitions, competitive landscape analysis, and recent strategic developments in the market by the major manufactures.

This market is segmented by Product and Applications. It provides a profound study of the leading players in the market and the prevailing regions in the business, thereby benefiting new entries in the business by proving the most updated insights of the market.

Table of Contents

Global Automotive Waste Management Market Research Report 2018
1 Automotive Waste Management Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Automotive Waste Management
1.2 Automotive Waste Management Segment by Type (Product Category)
1.2.1 Global Automotive Waste Management Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category)(2013-2025)
1.2.2 Global Automotive Waste Management Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017
1.2.3 Recycled
1.2.4 Unrecoverable
1.3 Global Automotive Waste Management Segment by Application
1.3.1 Automotive Waste Management Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2013-2025)
1.3.2 Passenger Car
1.3.3 Commercial Vehicle
1.4 Global Automotive Waste Management Market by Region (2013-2025)
1.4.1 Global Automotive Waste Management Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2013-2025)
1.4.2 North America Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.6 South Korea Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.7 India Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Automotive Waste Management (2013-2025)
1.5.1 Global Automotive Waste Management Revenue Status and Outlook (2013-2025)
1.5.2 Global Automotive Waste Management Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2013-2025)

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7 Global Automotive Waste Management Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis
7.1 Autogreen
7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.1.2 Automotive Waste Management Product Category, Application and Specification
7.1.2.1 Product A
7.1.2.2 Product B
7.1.3 Autogreen Automotive Waste Management Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.2 Battery Solutions
7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.2.2 Automotive Waste Management Product Category, Application and Specification
7.2.2.1 Product A
7.2.2.2 Product B
7.2.3 Battery Solutions Automotive Waste Management Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.3 Muller-Guttenbrunn
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@author, my comments on the trade war in other SA articles that you may find interesting.
(It doesnt take much to deduce that I'm not American, and resent US current trade policy)]

"When the Lehman moment struck and the US was on its knees on the verge of vertical recession, China picked up the baton of global growth, AND financed the twin US deficits.
NOW that the US thinks they have recovered, they want to sever the links of trade by which your economy didnt collapse. Mercantilism is a two way street, remember.
Hypocrisy at its highest point"

response to a rather naive and uninformed argument about self-sufficiency, averse to global trade:

"Gandhi thought that Indian workers should not have to compete with American and European workers who have the benefit of modern machines. As a result, India adopted protectionism."
sorry wrong
The British Empire (UK) the pre-eminent mercantilist before US, bought Indian cotton off the toil of Indian peasants, processed it into cloth and clothes in Lancashire Mills and sold it back to India at exorbitant prices. Gandhi did NOT impose Tariffs!! to prevent that trade but urged India to be self sustaining, by promoting local textile mills, which BOUGHT the machines at fair UK prices. (you might remember the Gandhi symbolic picture of his spinning thread on his hand operated machine: 'Swadeshi' or self sufficiency.
Swadeshi:
www.google.co.za/...
Swadeshi literally means ‘of one’s own country.’
Swadeshi is defined as that spirit within us which restricts us to use the service of our immediate surrounding to the exclusion of the more remote. It aims at the removal of unemployment and poverty. It doesn’t advocate rejection of foreign trade, in fact it advocate a healthy and non-exploitative form of trade. According to Bapuji, Swadeshi is not just good, it do comprise of our culture, tradition and values. Bapu wanted that people in India should have sufficient demand for their produce and therefore, he pleaded for the use of Swadeshi goods. However, its wrong to assume that Bapuji was altogether against foreign goods. Its clear from his word that says, “It is criminally foolish to produce the goods which are not profitable to be produced in our country, instead of producing them we should import them.”
And Now India can make the most advanced intricate textiles at 25% of the UK cost, is the UK suddenly hiking tariffs? That is precisely what Trump is doing with China today. Rather than urging US workers to move higher up the value-added chain. Alas, flipping burgers and spending 6 hrs/day on facebook aint quite cutting it. The US has lost its edge, the sun has set, and there aint anything you can do about it, at least until your labourforce is internationally competitive again at its current wage.
As for the current paradigm, China FUNDS your twin deficits, along with other trade-surplus generating countries. The only thing you have going is the Hegemony of the US $, and like every other nation in history, you are abusing that privilege to oblivion. There's a paradigm shift happening as we speak, the only nation that hasnt cottoned on is the one whose leader has the most arrogance and bluster. No matter, it will just accelerate the $ demise
Try and get your facts straight.
Just where do you get your skewed stories from? Certainly not history."
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Olimpia Lubiana-Qarabag mercoledì 11 luglio

Champions League, Olimpia Lubiana-Qarabag mercoledì 11 luglio: analisi e pronostico del primo turno preliminare del massimo torneo europeo.

Champions League, Olimpia Lubiana-Qarabag mercoledì 11 luglio, analisi e pronostico del primo turno preliminar del massimo torneo europeo. Scontro molto equilibrato.

Il primo turno preliminare di Champions League vedrà una delle sfide più equilibrate in programma tra Olimpia Lubiana e Qarabag. Ospiti leggermente favoriti, ma attenzione ai locali pronti a sognare la fase a gruppi.

QUI OLIMPIA

Un ritorno storico alla vittoria quella dei biancoverdi, che non vincevano il titolo sloveno dal 1995. Un'assenza in Champions League che durava dalla stagione 1993/94 per l'Olimpia, caduta nell'oblio dopo i primi anni da dominatrice nel novello campionato locale di inizio Anni Novanta.

Gli sloveni tornano in Europa a distanza di cinque anni dall'Europa League 2013/14, e puntano ad imitare i rivali di sempre del Maribor, giunti ai gironi nella scorsa edizione della Champions League.

Nel 1992/93 l'Olimpia affrontò nella prima edizione della nuova Coppa dei Campioni, ovvero la Champions League, il Milan. Non ci fu storia in quel primo turno, con netta vittoria rossonera tra andata e ritorno (4-0 e 3-0).

QUI QARABAG

Gli azeri sognano di ripercorrere l'exploit della scorsa stagione, quando giunsero alla fase a gironi. Un risultato storico e mai raggiunto per il calcio locale, con risultati decisamente lusinghieri. Il Qarabag, infatti, finì nel girone con Roma, Chelsea e Atletico Madrid, strappando due pari ai Colchoneros (0-0 e 1-1 al Wanda Metropolitano) giungendo ultimi comunque.

Il Qarabag ha vinto gli ultimi cinque campionati locali, e sta dominando il calcio azero, sia per potenzialità del club che per qualità. Tanti stranieri nella rosa azera, che è una di quelle maggiormente qualitative in questa fase di Champions League.

Il Qarabag nella sua storia ha sfidato per tre volte club italiani: in Europa League l'Inter (2014/15, 0-2 e 0-0), nel 2015/16 la Fiorentina sempre in Europa League (1-2 e 1-5) e l'anno scorso in Champions la Roma (1-2 e 0-1).

Il pronostico: Gol

Dettagli evento Olimpia Lubiana-Qarabag martedì 10 luglio, Champions League

NOME: Olimpia Lubiana-Qarabag
DATA: 11 luglio 2018
ORA: 20:00
SEDE: Stozice, Lubiana, Slovenia

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          LGUs pressed to adopt ‘carbon credit-eligible’ charcoal briquetting as a Solid Waste Management approach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Local government units (LGUs) have been pressed by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) to adopt a solid waste management system through charcoal briquetting that can earn for them equivalent “carbon credits.”
   Charcoal briquetting will also enable many LGUs to comply with the Solid Waste Management Act (SWMA).  Many LGUs have not yet complied with SWMA of year 2000, also Republic Act 9003, almost 20 years now since it was ratified.
   An intensive training and a possible supply chain linkage is offered by ERDB to LGUs through a charcoal briquetting program. 
   This produces charcoal without having to cut trees.  Thus, it can earn for LGUs equivalent “carbon credits” under possible new carbon finance schemes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or UNFCCC.
   ERDB Executive Director Dr. Henry A. Adornado expressed satisfaction that ERDB’s research on the production of charcoal briquette has reached a success level for small communities including one in Barangay Lower Bicutan C6, Taguig City.
   "We are open to sharing the technology to any sector interested in learning from us. We provide trainings and free demo as part of our collaborative program in technology transfer and extension," said Adornado.
   LGUs can raise funding specifically from this program which fits under a potentially new UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convetion on Climate Change) financing incentive for reducing deforestation. 
   It is called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Plus expected to be approved by end-2015.
   The need for fuelwood in many Filipino households has led charcoal-fuelwood producers to cut trees.  They destroy forests including virgin forests, consequently emitting carbon dioxiode.  
   The ERDB initiated training for a program on charcoal briquetting in Brgy. Lower Bicutan C6 that has generated jobs for persons with disability (PWDs).
   "We're glad that this success story can inspire many other grassroot communities to venture into charcoal briquetting. If persons with disabilities can succeed in it, why can't anyone else?" said Adornado.
      The PWDs are now renting a small charcoal briquette factory in an estimated 200 square meter site in Taguig City.
    Members of the Samahan ng May Kapansanan sa Taguig (SAMAKAT) are using ERDB’s charcoal briquetting technology as an environment friendly way to supply wood for cooking in Taguig parish communities.
   After an intensive skills training, SAMAKAT PWDs  acquired the ERDB-developed machinery through the financial assistance of Pondo Pinoy of a Taguig Catholic parish.
   The machineries are a carbonizer, mixer, briquettor, and dryer. Among the jobs for 12 PWDs raw material gathering and simple machinery operation.
   Women PWDs also get hired for packaging. A 24-piece briquettte is sold at P20 per pack and generates an income of around P100 per day for each PWD, according to SAMAKAT President Mario Galvez
   The ERDB charcoal is more cost efficient than ordinary charcoal and emits a steady heat with low clean flame. The charcoal is easy to ignite.
 
   "Charcoal briquetting has given new lives for people like us. Now, persons with disability can look up because they have a contribution to society," said Galvez, himself an orthopedic PWD.     
   A training session on producing environment-friendly charcoal was held three years ago by ERDB Researcher Engr. Santiago Baconguis Jr.
   Baconguis introduced the techniques on how to come up with charcoal briquettes from various biodegradable waste materials. These waste materials have now become of huge economic value.
   Among the waste materials that SAMAKAT uses are from buko juice merchants and water hyacinth (water lily) directly gathered from the Laguna Lake.
   Compliance to the SWMA has been a challenge for many municipal, city and provincial governments.
   And ERDB could be of assistance in managing their wastes using DENR-ERDB’s CBT.
 
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BACKGROUNDERS
 
ERDB charcoal briquettes
 
   The carbonized charcoal of ERDB is more efficient.  A three-meal Filipino household needs only 1.69 kilos of ERDB charcoal compared to 3.5 kilos of ordinary charcoal.
   Charcoal briquettes of the ERDB technology can be considered a renewable energy  (RE)similar to biomass which mostly comes from waste materials.  It should receive incentive from RE programs.
   Charcoal briquettes are more cost efficient than unprocessed fuelwood.
   Unlike fossil fuel (petroleum) energy sources that can be depleted, charcoal production can be replenished much as other RE (solar, wind, biomass).
   An ERDB study indicated “charcoal briquettes from wood and non-wood biomass wastes such as leaves, twigs, branches and other cellolusic biomass can lessen wood and wood charcoal consumption of poultry farms, households and domestic business.”
   In a project study involving use of 300 kilos per day of  biomass waste, ERDB reported investment here results in a 100 percent internal rate of return, making it a very viable business.
   “Positive externalities are the potential for carbon sequestration (1.53 million kilos in 10 years), landscape amenities it will provide, protection of biodiversity (flora and fauna), among others,” ERDB said.
  The charcoal production  from this project is 5.4 million cubic meters (cu.m.) per year fuelwood from the forest and woodlands or an equivalent charcoalof 1.35 million metric tons.
    This project will spare 6,970 trees yearly.
 
 
REDD Plus ‘Carbon Credits’
 
   Philippines’ renewable energy (RE) projects such as the Bangui wind plant in Ilocos Norte have benefited from carbon credits from UNFCCC-initiated agreements.
   LGUs and other entities may earn new financing from a program being introduced by UNFCCC negotiators called the REDD Plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). 
   The original carbon credits gave financing for projects that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. 
   The REDD Plus is specifically targeted at giving potential financial incentives for reducing deforestation. It is expected to be approved by end-2015.
 
Kaingin
 
    Fuelwood in general is extensively used not only in Filipino households but in small rural businesses such as bakeries and restaurants based on a study.
   However, this has caused massive forest degradation through a highly destructive technique “kaingin” (burning of forests).
    It was estimated that the country’s charcoal consumption is 2-4 million metric tons yearly.  For total fuelwood (including freshly gathered wood) andcharcoal, estimated yearly consumption is 25–35 million metric tons yearly.
   Charcoal production from waste materials can reduce forest degradation.
   Studies indicated much of forest destruction is due to the need for cooking fuel.
   For instance, in Cebu, cutting of trees wasted noted to e a major cause of deforestation particularly of primary forests.
    “The province of Cebu is now in the stage where firewood is becoming scarce. The situation is so severe that the remaining forest resources are exploited at least three times their sustainable yield,” according to a DENR report.  ###
[caption id="attachment_12734" align="alignnone" width="600"]Physically challenged Mario Galvez led many Taguig urban poor persons with disability (PWD) to train under a program of Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau in turning waste from buko juice and water lily into nature-friendly charcoal briquette cooking fuel. Physically challenged Mario Galvez led many Taguig urban poor persons with disability (PWD) to train under a program of Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau in turning waste from buko juice and water lily into nature-friendly charcoal briquette cooking fuel.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_12735" align="alignnone" width="600"]Orthopedic PWDs (persons with disability) get jobs packaging 24-piece charcoal briquette packs. They find fulfillment earning their living and contributing to solid waste management and carbon emission reduction through the Ecosystems Research and Devt. Bureau technology. Orthopedic PWDs (persons with disability) get jobs packaging 24-piece charcoal briquette packs. They find fulfillment earning their living and contributing to solid waste management and carbon emission reduction through the Ecosystems Research and Devt. Bureau technology.[/caption]  
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A daily column on what the ALP have as a policy, supported by a local member, and how it has 'helped' the local community. I'll stop if I cannot identify a policy. Feel free to make suggestions. Contact me on FB, not twitter. I have twitter, but never look at it. 

Gabrielle Williams was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, working with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Families and Children. 


As part of the November 24th Vic election campaign I have a petition I want to bring before the Opposition Leader Matthew Guy. I believe Matthew will be the next premier of Victoria and so I am petitioning him as I raise the issues of Employment, Crime and Education in Dandenong. I am also seeking money for my campaign. I don't have party resources, and so my campaign is on foot, and on the internet. Any money I receive that is not spent on the campaign will go to Grow 4 Life. I am asking questions like "What do you love about Dandenong?" and "If you could change something in Dandenong to make it better, what would it be?" I'm not limiting the questions to state issues. I'm happy to discuss anything, and get things done.

I am a decent man and don't care for the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.

Here is a video I made Mystery of Webster's Curse

The complete HD video comprising all four parts.
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An Agence France Press release has it that President Obama's policies in Iraq have born fruit. As a service to my readers, I'll include pictures of Obama's success. AFP hopes similar success can be achieved in Syria. It probably can.



Some things should not happen, but they do. Kevin Rudd as PM was highly lauded for apologising to Australian Aborigines. It was an empty gesture, but an attempted travesty as he moved to end the intervention in the North of Australia saving lives of Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal people are suffering from left wing compassion which seems to promote criminal and decadent behaviour. So that Aboriginal children have got high levels of sexually transmitted diseases. Drunken behaviour and dysfunctional families characterise what has become a cargo culture. Rudd effectively apologised for early welfare groups that tried to help foundlings and the dispossessed. Rudd referred to a myth of a stolen generation in which very few have been identified who were stolen from their parents to be raised by the state. It was an empty gesture of Rudd, but he is still highly lauded for it. 

It is apparent that Turnbull can not achieve anything worthwhile as PM, except further humiliation. So he must be looking for a note on which to finish so as to define his term. Turnbull is looking for a Rudd like empty gesture. Same sex marriage could be that. A plebiscite is the policy which the Liberals took to the last election, with no back up plan, and the senate won't allow it because many independents, and the ALP and Greens, feel discussion for such a plebiscite might mean that the plebiscite fails. Pesky democracy. So now a Lib backbencher, possibly with Turnbull's encouragement, is threatening to cross the party floor and move for a parliamentary vote without a plebiscite or discussion. Personally, I don't feel government should be involved with people's sex lives where consent is achieved, but I also want protection for churches which act on conscience, something a members bill might not do. There are lots of legal things I would never do. An empty gesture like Rudd's for which Turnbull can point as a crowning achievement. It is probably too late for Turnbull to bear a child while in office.  

138, Emperor Hadrian died after a heart failure at Baiae; he was buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina. 988, the Norse King Glun Iarainn recognised Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland, and agreed to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin

In 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. 1499, the Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returned to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama. 1519, Zhu Chenhao declared the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and led his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing. 1584, William I of Orange was assassinated in his home in DelftHolland, by Balthasar Gérard

In 1806, the Vellore Mutiny was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company. 1850, U.S. President Millard Fillmore was sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death. 1882, War of the Pacific: Chile suffered its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men was annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears. 

In 1913, Death ValleyCalifornia, hit 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States. 1921, Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in BelfastNorthern Ireland. 1925, Meher Baba began his silence of 44 years. His followers observed Silence Day on this date in commemoration. Also 1925, Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" began with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act. 1938, Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

In 1940, World War II: The Vichy government was established in France. Also 1940, World War II: Battle of Britain: The German Luftwaffe began attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though). 1941, Jedwabne Pogrom: The massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland. 1942, Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union were established. Also 1942, World War II: An American pilot spotted a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy used to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics. 1946, Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours. 

In 1962, Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, was launched into orbit. 1966, the Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., held a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people come to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary. 1976, one American and three British mercenaries were executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial. 1985, the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior was bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.

In 1991, the South African cricket team was readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid. Also 1991, Boris Yeltsin took office as the first elected President of Russia. 1992, in Miami, Florida, the former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations. 1997, in London scientists reported the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. 1998, Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by Rudolph Kos, a former priest.

2002, at a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents was sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Lord Thomson. 2008, Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski was acquitted of all charges by a United Nations Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.

































=== from 2016 ===
My books "History in a Year by the Conservative Voice" are available, recommended for those age ten and up. They have an essay or two on current affairs for each day of each month. They also list events, births, deaths and holidays and observances for each day around the world. But unless you ask a Library to stock it for you, they will not do so. One public Library feels they are too specialised. 

No news yet as to wether the fierce battle of half wits will decide who will be the next ALP leader between Shorten, Albanese, Plibersek or Clare. Clare looks better in a suit. Nobody is challenging random phrase generator Turnbull, yet, either. Turnbull has declared “We have resolved this election! Ringing stuff. Hopefully Scott Morrison will move soon before Turnbull melts completely. Compulsory voting has not prevented the lowest turnout for the major parties in Liberal Party history. ALP recording their second worst result since last time. Liberals going backwards while their coalition colleagues, Nationals, still progressed. Turnbull deposed Mr Abbott under the false pretence of explaining policy better and being better at elections. Now the vote is over, Turnbull can resign. Or face further humiliation. 

For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
=== from 2015 ===
Democrat hatred for the United States cultural assets is longstanding. In South Carolina, in 1962, a Democrat Governor put up the confederate flag on their capitol building while taking credit for improving educational standards while opposing integration. The flag is coming down now, a symbol exploited by bigots and haters. It is difficult to know when it was anything else. The current governor is Nikki Haley. She is GOP. 

ALP leader Bill Shorten is the bastard boss portrayed in union attack adverts on Work Choices. He failed to adequately explain his union leader decisions from back in the day. Shorten smeared the High Court Judge instead, claiming Dyson Heydon is Mr Abbott's pawn. Shorten's leadership is exposed and so the eye of voters wanders to look at others. And the alternatives are showing voters what they have got. Tanya Plibersek, ALP Deputy leader, complains she is losing the ability to feed herself. The compelling vision is clearly calculated to inspire sympathy from ALP supporters at the grass roots. They will be needed to change the leadership. Jason Clare says he doesn't know why the government is turning back boats because the policy won't work. In fantasy terms, Clare is a compelling candidate because he has never been leader before and therefore all his mistakes have been someone else's fault. Something ALP members find appealing. But it isn't only ALP members campaigning for Shorten's position. Sarah Hanson-Young is going on sea patrol. She is going to the Mediterranean seas to find lost migrants. It is much nicer there in Summer than Australia in Winter. ALP should be happy with her embarrassment of leadership choices. 
From 2014
Hundreds of millions of tweets over just one soccer match. But it was an unusual match. By way of contrast, Netherlands vs Argentina did not get the same coverage as Germany vs Brazil. But then Germany spanked Brazil 7-1 in front of a home crowd for Brazil. It doesn't get more upsetting in world sport .. anywhere. The result is career changing for all involved. Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 earlier in the tournament, but did not carry on with that form. Germany have done well, but need to maintain it to win the tournament. That is their goal. 

Today is the anniversary of an equivalent match as Argentina vs Netherlands has been, 48 BC had Julius Ceaser pitted against Pompey at Battle of Dyrrhachium. It was precipitous, and Ceaser risked all by accident, but nothing happened as two heavyweights faced off. Technically, Pompey won and so he went to face Ceaser again at Pharsalos with all the advantages .. yet lost everything. What had happened was Ceaser had sailed to Dyrrhachium through an enemy force in winter .. and got trapped with a much smaller force that could not resupply. Mark Antony marched to his aid, and Pompey moved to prevent the reuniting. The upshot was that Pompey had a force behind fortifications and Ceaser chose to starve him out by building more fortifications. Pompey had sea access to supplies, but could not feed his livestock. Ceaser's men were hungry, but when spring came, Ceaser would hold all the advantages. Pompey broke out of his enclosure and marched to Pharsalos. How will Argentina fare against Germany? How will Brazil against Netherlands? So much has happened, but the future is uncertain, and anything might prove all the difference.

Also on this day, but in the year 645, was the Isshi incident in Japan which transformed Japan and involved their honour system in a way that seems incomprehensible if one is not Japanese. 
Two princes, Nakatomi no KamatariPrince Naka no Ōe, conspired to kill a third, Soga no Iruka. The attack took place in front of Empress Kōgyoku during a court ceremony. Iruka was not killed during the first attack, but pleaded his case to the Empress, who retired to consider it. A second attack in front of the Empress finished Iruka and put the Empress in a difficult position, she was unclean because of the murder in her presence. So she stepped aside, but not for the killer, but his older brother. The killer became a monk.  And after a few reigns, Emperor. It was a family affair. Much like that big family of soccer fans watching the events unfold in the world cup. 

Also on this day, Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England in 1553. It was not a blessing for her. Neither was it a blessing when Richard Neville defeated Lancastrian forces of Henry VI in 1460. The Vellore mutiny against the British East India company happened on this day in 1806, but the Sepoys had to wait another hundred and forty two years to see independence for India. US Democrat President Andrew Jackson moved to kill the second US bank in 1832, setting in train a position of inept fiscal rectitude all Democrat Presidents have followed. Death Valley recorded a temperature of 57 degrees centigrade in 1913. It has been cooler ever since. In 1997, scientists reported DNA analysis of a Neanderthal that favoured the 'out of Africa' theory for human development, with an 'Eve' existing 100k to 200k years ago (She was a good woman who liked kids). Born on this day was John Calvin in 1509, Nikola Tesla in 1856, Marcel Proust in 1871, Harvey Ball 1921, Jake LaMotta 1921, Arlo Guthrie 1941 and Sunil Gavaskar in 1949.
Historical perspective on this day
In 48 BC, Battle of DyrrhachiumJulius Caesar barely avoided a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. 138, Emperor Hadrian died after a heart failure at Baiae; he was buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina. 645, Isshi Incident: Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari assassinated Soga no Iruka during a coup d'état at the imperial palace. 988, the Norse King Glun Iarainn recognised Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland, and agreed to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin. 1086, King Canute IV of Denmark killed by rebellious peasants.

In 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. 1460, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeated the king's Lancastrian forces and took King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton. 1499, the Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returned to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama. 1519, Zhu Chenhao declared the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and led his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing. 1553, Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England. 1584, William I of Orange was assassinated in his home in DelftHolland, by Balthasar Gérard. 1645, English Civil War: The Battle of Langport took place. 1778, American RevolutionLouis XVI of France declared war on the Kingdom of Great Britain. 1789, Alexander Mackenzie reached the Mackenzie River delta.

In 1806, the Vellore Mutiny was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company. 1821, the United States took possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain. 1832, the U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States. 1850, U.S. President Millard Fillmore was sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death. 1877, the then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally received its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain. 1882, War of the Pacific: Chile suffered its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men was annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears. 1890, Wyoming was admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

In 1913, Death ValleyCalifornia, hit 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States. 1921, Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in BelfastNorthern Ireland. 1925, Meher Baba began his silence of 44 years. His followers observed Silence Day on this date in commemoration. Also 1925, Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" began with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act. 1938, Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

In 1940, World War II: The Vichy government was established in France. Also 1940, World War II: Battle of Britain: The German Luftwaffe began attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though). 1941, Jedwabne Pogrom: The massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland. 1942, Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union were established. Also 1942, World War II: An American pilot spotted a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy used to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics. 1946, Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours. 1947, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee. 1951, Korean War: Armistice negotiations began at Are We in a Trade War?

TV pundits keep repeating that we’re in a “trade war.” What does that even mean?

For starters, if you want to learn more about tariffs and trade, we will hold an informational call on Thursday to discuss newly imposed tariffs, progress on the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations and steps the labor movement is taking to find trade policy solutions that benefit working people. (Click here to RSVP.)

Now, let’s tone down the rhetoric just a bit. Real wars, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, are deadly, dangerous, scary affairs. No one should confuse tariffs with real wars.

In terms of economics, the closest thing we have to a “war” is the relentless attack on workers that has been taking place for several decades as economic elites (including corporate CEOsbad actor employers and the 1% who don’t want to pay their fair share of taxes) have worked to rig global economic rules to benefit themselves at the expense of ordinary working people.  

The attack on workers has been waged on many fronts, from so-called “right to work” laws that deny our freedom, to regressive tax laws such as the recent Republican tax bill giving big tax breaks to companies that outsource jobs, to attacks on overtime pay and workplace safety, to defunding schools and meals for our children. The attack on workers also comes in the area of trade policy, and includes unfair, predatory actions by China. Trade attacks on workers are aided and abetted by greedy corporations that outsource jobs and abuse workers, and by U.S. officials of both political parties who have failed to stand up for us.

So why are so many people saying we’re in a trade war? First, to scare us. Maintaining the status quo is exactly what the powerful want to keep workers and wages down. Second, because the U.S. is finally starting to do something about harmful trade practices that hurt working people. It has been so long since the U.S. has ambitiously used trade remedies to defend our economy that Wall Street fat cats are calling it a trade war.

While tariffs are not dangerous per se (in fact, they can be a very effective tool to address harmful trade practices and create jobs), they must be applied carefully, thoughtfully and strategically. If done right, tariffs can persuade trading partners to change their harmful practices. In that case, the tariffs will disappear quickly. On the other hand, if the tariffs are applied haphazardly, they may backfire, causing more economic disruption than necessary. As with anything it does, the government should be smart in how it applies tariffs. And it should have a plan that minimizes negative side effects for the U.S. economy and prioritizes benefits for working families—no matter in what industry those families work.

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Le malheur des chauffeurs de 207 hier, a fait le bonheur des taximen. Ces derniers se sentant dans une situation de monopole relatif, ont aussitôt versé dans la pratique maintes fois décriée de saucissonnage de leurs itinéraires habituels. Ainsi, par exemple, on a vu des taximen desservant la ligne Rond-point Victoire-Lemba Super, segmenter le même trajet en deux. Avec la bénédiction de nombreux badauds autoproclamés "chargeurs " et qui qui prennent d’assaut les principales stations de bus à Kinshasa, ces conducteurs malintentionnés embarquaient leurs passagers d’abord, soit pour la 7ème rue, soit pour la 16ème rue Limete ; avant de prolonger la course jusqu’à son arrêt final. C’est-à-dire le Rondpoint Super Lemba.
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“We have realized that a detachment of man from Nature, from the Life-Whole, leads to his annihilation… No longer does man alone stand in the centerpoint of thinking, but rather Life as a Whole does, as it reveals itself in all living things on earth”.

On the face of it, this statement sounds rather good. It’s the sort of thing we send out on our Winter Oak “Quote for the Day” tweets.

But in this instance, we definitely won’t be doing that. Why? Because it comes from a 1934 book called Biological Will: Means and Goals of Biological Work in the New Reich by Ernst Lehmann, a leading Nazi biologist. (1)

The occasional similarity in vocabulary or rhetoric between radical eco-anarchist thought and a certain strand of Nazi ideology has long provided a source of ammunition for enemies of radical green thinking.

Sometimes these attacks amount to little more than laughable right-wing propaganda, as with a 2018 item (2) on the Encounter Books website focusing on the “totalitarian roots” of the green movement as a whole and, in particular, of wind power.

Others are taken a lot more seriously when they warn that a radical political philosophy which is too nature-based inevitably risks carrying us down into a dark underworld of proto-fascist ideology.

While Murray Bookchin was no doubt right to take elements of the American deep ecology movement to task for not fully recognising the social roots behind ecological problems, the rhetoric he deployed, condemning what he regarded as “ecofascism”, has ultimately only increased the perceived Nazi contamination of radical green thinking in general.

Fellow social ecologists Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier carried on his approach with great enthusiasm. In Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience, they wrote: “The National Socialist ‘religion of nature,’ as one historian has described it, was a volatile admixture of primeval teutonic nature mysticism, pseudo-scientific ecology, irrationalist anti-humanism, and a mythology of racial salvation through a return to the land. Its predominant themes were ‘natural order,’ organicist holism and denigration of humanity: Such arguments have a chilling currency within contemporary ecological discourse”. (3)

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More recently, Alexander Reid Ross, a one-time editor of Earth First! Journal, has identified parts of the EF! network, as well as anarchists and left-wingers generally, as being affected by what he terms ideological “fascist creep”. (4)

There are plenty of other examples out there, plus, it should be added, actual attempts by sections of the far right to hijack environmental positions and language for their own ends. (5)

All of this has, of course, not been without an impact on the thinking of the broader environmental movement.

Sensitive to comparison with Nazi policies, Germany’s Green Party has long gone out of its way to stress its rupture from this past.

For instance in a 1987 interview with the Oxford journal Green Line, party representative Jakob von Uexküll, grandson and namesake of an archconservative behavioural biologist, said that the Greens in Germany had made a conscious decision to seek out allies in minority groups because critics had pointed out that ecological-holistic statements had historically been made by Nazi and Fascist governments. (6)

While forging alliances with minority groups is itself a positive move, the problem lies in the way that ecologists with a social critique find it safer to tack their environmentalism on to an already-existing package of left-liberal thought rather than to source it from what is seen as an entirely discredited green tradition.

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Historian Anna Bramwell wrote as long ago as 1994 that since the Second World War “any talk of holism, or a love of nature that adduced certain values from nature or strove to adapt humanity to those values, was suspect” (7) – and things certainly haven’t improved since then.

We can testify to this ourselves. An article published in 2017 by Winter Oak, Envisioning a Post-Western World, proposing an exit from industrial capitalist ways of living and thinking, was only reposted by the radical American website antidote zine after much discussion and with a disclaimer that some of the arguments we put forward were “right on the knife’s edge”. (8)

The knife in question turned out to be the one being dramatically waved around by Reid Ross, which seems to have successfully intimidated a large part of the anti-capitalist movement in the US, even if some are still brave enough to publish “suspect” ideas in spite of his efforts.

But what is the truth behind this “Nazi” smear against organic deep green ideology? Is it justified? Is it something that should influence the way we collectively formulate our own vision of the world? If so, in what way?

To get to the roots of the matter, we will here be asking, and answering, the following questions:

1. What were the origins of this organic thinking?
2. To what extent was this thinking part of Nazi theory and practice?
3. Are there other possible manifestations of organic ideology?
4. What political ideology is the best fit with an organic approach?
5. Is organic radicalism the only target of the contemporary Nazi smear?
6. What is the relationship between anti-capitalism and anti-semitism?
7. So what, do we conclude, is the smear all about?
8. Why do we care so much about this issue?
9. What would we like to see happen next?
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1. What were the origins of this organic thinking?

By organic thinking, we mean a vision which regards human societies, as well as the environment, as being essentially alive and of consisting of countless subtle interactions and collectivities which can never fully be described because of their rich complexity.

It regards human beings as an extension of nature. It is a holistic approach, because it understands that everything is connected, everything is ultimately one.

A holistic and nature-based view of the world was the starting point of all human cultures and inspires the indigenous spiritualities of North and South America, of Australia and Africa, and, yes, even of Europe.

It was the foundation stone on which were built the metaphysics of Chuang Tsu, Plotinus and Paracelsus. It remains a widely-shared, instinctive, “common sense” view of the world which has never been completely erased from the human spirit.

The coming of the Industrial Revolution sparked a reaction, in which some people actively sought out and revitalised these old ideas. This was not so much an intellectual movement as an instinctive response to cultural, social and environmental danger.

As Vivianne Crowley writes: “From the late eighteenth century onwards, rapid industrialization and the rape of Europe’s natural scenery and resources caused many people to feel that the time was out of joint; that common sense was being sacrificed to material progress with potentially disastrous results”. (9)

The organic thinking on which we are focusing here is this version, the one that emerged in reaction to the trauma of industrialisation, of Western civilization’s drift away from that original wisdom and towards the cold and mechanical philosophies of the modern era.

In a sense it could be termed Organic Thinking II, because it included a conscious defence of Organic Thinking I in the face of the sterile dogmas of capitalist modernity.
Everywhere affected by industrialisation saw the emergence of anti-industrial currents of thought.

The English-speaking world had the likes of William Blake (1757-1827), William Wordsworth (1770-1850), Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), John Ruskin (1819-1900), William Morris (1834-1896) and Richard Jefferies (1848-1887).

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William Morris

Morris spoke for many others when he admitted in 1894, two years before he died: “Apart from the desire to produce beautiful things, the leading passion of my life has been and is hatred of modern civilization”. (10)

France had its own tradition, which flowed from the anti-industrialism of the eighteenth-century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) into the twentieth-century anti-productivism of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) and Bernard Charbonneau (1910-1996) as well as the powerful critique of modernity voiced by George Bernanos (1888-1948), who declared: “The Civilization of the Machines is the civilization of quantity opposed to that of quality”. (11)

German-speaking Europe had a particularly strong concept of Naturphilosophie, intertwined with Romanticism, which could draw on the wisdom of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Novalis (1772-1801), Friedrich Hölderlin (1775-1854) and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775-1854).

In her book Reenchanted Science: Holism in German Culture from Wilhelm II to Hitler, Anne Harrington traces the evolution of one thread of this thinking from nineteenth-century scientists who developed holistic approaches in their own specific fields and then, as good holists, saw that there was also a bigger picture.

“From Berlin to Prague to Vienna to Zurich, these scientists began to mingle their voices with those of other kinds of cultural critics, would-be reformers, and crisis-mongers. Those other voices from outside the sciences also typically used the oppositional imagery of machine and wholeness in order to articulate what they believed had gone wrong in politics, the community and individual existence – and to identify roads to renewal. That imagery in turn had energetic links to other, overlapping political and societal oppositions of the time: Gemeinschaft (community) versus Gesellschaft (society), an opposition made famous by the nineteenth-century sociologist Ferdinand Tönnies; (German) Kultur versus (French) Zivilization; Life and Soul versus Mind and Reason, a squaring-off associated with such ‘life philosophers’ as Ludwig Klages”. (12)

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The Ruhr valley

The starting point of Organic Thinking II was opposition to The Machine and all the damage it was doing to human culture and well-being, as well as to the natural world.

The Machine, which spawned the ugly coke furnaces and iron and steel factories of the Ruhr valley, powered the militarism of Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire between 1871 and 1890.

There was a process of extraordinarily rapid industrialization at the end of the nineteenth century that, notes Harrington, had left many feeling “uprooted and aesthetically revolted”. (13)

And The Machine also reached inside people’s heads, breaking down older ways of thinking and remodelling minds according to the demands of the new industrial civilization.

A fragmentation of understanding was identified by critics of the modern age. Like the living communities replaced by urban dormitories for the factory wage-slaves, everything seemed to be broken down and torn apart.

In the sciences, research was increasingly specialist and narrow, geared towards utilitarian pragmatism rather than a quest for knowledge.

The success of individuals or nations was judged in terms of material wealth, of productivity, rather than in terms of inner integrity or happiness.

A sense of belonging to the land, to the past, to a continuum, was rased by the brutal demands of so-called progress.

An individual’s sense of self was swept away by the depersonalised speed and fury of steam-powered living and, at the same time, any sense of belonging to humanity as a whole was denied by the nationalistic fervour of industrial and imperial rivalry with other Europeans and officially-encouraged contempt for the “inferior” and “backward” peoples of the non-industrialised world.

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The realm of offices, factories, newspapers and trains forced people into a state of existence where they seemed to exist purely in their own heads, on the surface of being, and were as cut off from their own bodies, their own physical reality, as they were from the natural world from which they had been separated for the first time in a million years of human history.

Organic Thinking II sought to counter that fragmentation, that separation, on every level, and to reinstate a sense of interconnecting wholeness.

Body and soul were not regarded as separate, but as two aspects of one and the same entity. Likewise with individuals and society – not industrial-capitalist society, of course, but the natural and organic one put forward as a healthy alternative.

Collective groups of people were described as living organisms, themselves forming part of even greater living organisms. Humanity itself was one living entity and part of the living natural world.

None of this was new. All of this had already been known by Organic Thinking I. But the difference here was that the new embrace of this holism was also a pro-active call for the realisation and return of that holism.

Organic Thinking II was a demand for change, for the overturning of shallow, fragmented, dehumanising, nature-destroying industrial society and for the rediscovery of authenticity, community, belonging and wholeness.

2. To what extent was this thinking part of Nazi theory and practice?

There is no doubt that Nazi rhetoric and ideology was partly shaped by the organic thinking that was such an influential counter-current in German-speaking Europe at the start of the twentieth century.

The Nazis painted themselves as being on a mission to put things to rights, to bring about a “great revolution in values”, to restore healthy attitudes towards nature.nazis nature

Nazi language reflected the idea that human life was, and should be, interlaced with nature. Notes Nina Lyon: “All manner of lengthy compound nouns abstracting this ideal prospered: Erdebundenkeit, the binding or oneness with the earth; Volksboden, the connection of the people with the soil; Bodenständigkeit, or the nature by which life was shaped by earthly forces”. (14)

Nazi professor Friederich Sander named “the longing for wholeness” as one of the two basic motives behind the movement. He added: “Present-day German psychology and the National Socialistic world view are both oriented towards the same goal: the vanquishing of atomistic and mechanistic forms of thought: vanquishing through organic thinking, in the structure of völkisch life here, in the researching of psychological reality there”. (15)

Lehmann, cited at the beginning of this article, wrote a book, Biology in the Present Life, which included chapters on “individual wholeness”, “transindividual wholeness”, “the cosmos of life” and “völkische wholeness”.

He argued: “This striving for connectedness with all of life, indeed with Nature in general into which we are born – that, so far as I can see, is the deepest purpose and true essence of National Socialistic thinking”. (16)

This holistic tendency even reached down to a practical level. The Nazis promoted healthy eating and wholemeal bread. They were all in favour of homeopathy, herbalism and other natural therapies. There was a herbal plantation at Dachau concentration camp.

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Dachau

It is the jarring note of that last sentence that reminds us that there was something not quite right about the Nazi love affair with the organic ideal.

In fact, the closer you look, the more it becomes apparent that the Nazi version of organic thinking amounted to a distortion so severe as to render it philosophically unrecognisable. They used holistic and organic thought merely as “a fund of metaphors” (17) with which to present and justify their own totalitarian ideology.

Adolf Hitler himself, for instance, wrote in Mein Kampf that to replace the “dead mechanism” of the liberal state “there must be formed a living organism with the exclusive aim of serving a higher idea”. (18)

It is clearly nonsense to speak of a living organism being “formed”, as any real follower of organic thinking would immediately understand. A living organism could be freed from certain restraints, or even revived, but not formed by the machineries of political will.

Hitler is in fact talking about the Nazi state – centrally controlled and ruthlessly hierarchical – to which he is trying to lend an aura of natural authenticity by describing it as an organism in the language popular at the time.

He – and his followers – completely undermined Tönnies’ distinction between organic, bottom-up, community (Gemeinschaft) and artificial, top-down, modern society (Gesellschaft) by pretending that the Nazi Gesellschaft was really a kind of Gemeinschaft. The state and the Führer somehow magically represented the authentic will of the German people.

This notion of the state as organism had already been developed by the right wing of the organic movement, but in Nazi dogma it took on whole new proportions, because the idea of total power resting in the hands of the state was so central to their ideology.

Zeev Sternhell remarks: “Totalitarianism is the very essence of fascism, and fascism is without question the purest example of a totalitarian ideology. Setting out as it did to create a new civilization, a new type of human being and a totally new way of life, fascism could not conceive of any sphere of human activity remaining immune from intervention by the State”. (19)

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Rudolf Rocker

The Nazi obsession with order imposed from above, with the absolute rule of the central state, is the opposite of an authentically organic vision.

As the anarcho-syndicalist Rudolf Rocker wrote: “Dictatorship is the negation of organic development, of natural building from below upwards”. (20)

A further corruption of the organic principle came from what Harrington describes as “the ‘racializing’ of holism’s struggle against mechanism” (21)

The right-wing generation before the Nazis, inspired by Houston Stewart Chamberlain and others, had already formulated the concept of “race”, which broke down humanity into distinct groups – as with the scientific tables and hierarchical classifications of minerals, vegetables and animals which were favoured at the time.

These race theorists, both in France and in Germany, took the philosophical idea of Gestalt, of underlying form, and twisted it into a justification for rigid racial typology. This then fed into a racially-based definition of the social organism which excluded those of whom they disapproved.

Sternhell explains their argument thus: “The nation is a living organism, and nationalism is therefore an ethic, comprising all the criteria of behaviour which the common interest calls for, and on which the will of the individual has no bearing. The duty both of the individual and of society is to find out what this ethic may be, yet only those can succeed who have a share in the ‘national consciousness,’ shaped over the course of the centuries: the Jews, as a foreign race, cannot enter upon this quest”. (22)

The anti-semitic thread incorporated into organic and holistic philosophy by right-wing nationalists became more pronounced in the 1920s. Germans projected on to Jews all the aspects of the German industrial capitalist system that they disliked most – Jews were demonized as being soulless, rootless and mercenary.

It was even said, or implied, explains Harrington, that the very capacity to think and see nature as a “whole” (the art of so-called Ganzheitsbetrachtung) was a trait peculiar to the “Indo-Germanic” mind, while the Jewish mind was fundamentally analytic, dissolutive, and materialistic. (23)

A 1935 article that appeared in the official medical journal of the Nazi party, Ziel und Weg, said the dissolute, sterile nature of Jewish thinking and Jewish science could lead only to “death” and contrasted this with the “simple, organic, creative” thinking of the “healthy non-Jew”, who “thinks in wholes”. (24)

The irony, of course, is that these racist and anti-semitic theories demonstrated that it was the Nazis themselves who were incapable of thinking holistically.

A holistic vision of the world understands the connection between all people, all creatures, all of nature, all of the cosmos and bases its vision on a sense of overall unity.

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An organic interpretation of the human species necessarily recognises the human species itself as an organism.

There may be lesser, shifting, “organisms” within that unity – and humanity may form part of larger natural and cosmic organisms – but the human species is undeniably the clearest instance of a biological unity between the individual and the bio-system of Earth as a whole.

A sense of this unity is integral to the organic, holistic world-view, and yet it is entirely absent from racist, anti-semitic, Nazi ideology.

The ideas of universalism and humanism were anathema to Nazism and regarded as cosmopolitan Jewish inventions designed to undermine the German sense of national and racial identity.

Their stunted sense of human solidarity was limited to those they defined as being their own people. Anyone outside of that Teutonic enclave was simply a non-person, an object.

Like certain postmodern thinkers of a later era, the Nazis denied the very existence of humankind, which, as Johann Chapoutot points out, “makes fraternity, feeling the suffering of the other, impossible as an emotion and invalidates it as a principle”. (25)

This was what lay behind the cold look in the eyes of the Nazi scientist famously described by Primo Levi in Survival in Auschwitz. He was looking at the Jewish prisoner as if he was observing a sea creature through “the glass window of an aquarium”. (26) There was no sense of human connection.

The anti-semitism displayed by the scientist here is not simply a prejudice, but a prejudice solidified into something self-justifying by a belief in the validity of the Nazis’ pseudo-scientific racial theorising.

Chapoutot says of this racism: “Slavs were presented as such strange beings that no communication of a human kind could be imagined with them. As for the Jews, they weren’t even considered as a foreign race, but rather as a phenomenon of a bacteriological or viral type”. (27)

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It was this capacity to regard fellow human beings as mere bacteria which enabled the Nazi state to embark on its inhuman policies of racial screening, sterilization, castration, experimentation and mass extermination.

Far from being inspired from a holistic view of the world, this outlook stems from the very fragmentation of which the proponents of organic thinking complained. This is mechanical thinking.

The Nazis’ approach is marked by a desire not to understand, to include and to connect, but to separate, to classify and to objectivise. As Hitler himself said: “Nazism is applied biology”. (28)

Rather than making a break with the cold, soulless, mechanical age, the Nazis were pushing it on to new levels of inhumanity.

As earlier as 1933, the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich observed that fascism was not about Wholeness at all, but rather was the culmination of modern civilization’s mad worship of The Machine. It was possible because fascist man had let himself be transformed into a machine that was alienated from all authentic biological impulses and thus capable of ‘machine murder’. (29)

Much the same point was made in an article by Gerhard Portele in Gestalt Theory in 1979 when he argued that, despite the Nazis’ use of holistic language, the essence of their ideology lay in their neglect of the whole: “The Nazis with their calculating book-keeping rationality were trained in piecemeal thinking to an extreme degree and viewed people as cogs”. (30)

This fundamental incompatibility between organic, holistic thinking and Nazi ideology became increasingly apparent once their romantic rhetoric collided with the pragmatic realities of running the German industrial-capitalist state.

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Hans Driesch

Hans Driesch (1867-1941), a biologist whose organic vision was defiantly internationalist, was among the first non-Jewish German professors to be forcibly retired after Hitler came to power in 1933 and in 1935 all public speaking and travel privileges were taken away from him.

After Germany’s defeat in World War II, a number of other organic theorists, such as the philosopher and historian of biology Adolf Meyer-Abich, came forward to report that they too had been actively persecuted by the Third Reich because of the perceived threats their holism posed for Nazi policies.

The Nazi faction which had twisted organic thinking into a racist and anti-semitic theory was itself displaced by an even more hardline group.

Harrington explains: “The second faction was made up of more pragmatic medical technocrats who wanted to use a hard-nosed form of Mendelian genetics, Darwinism, and racial biology as the basis for Nazi social policy and military strategy. This group had found a home for itself under the jurisdiction of Himmler’s SS and its daughter racial organizations, the Lebensborn and Ahnenerbe”. (31)

Human geneticist Karl Astel and his technocratic colleagues, outraged at the influence wielded by the likes of Karl Kötschua and his “nature therapy”, hatched a plot to discredit holistic views, which, he correctly concluded, flew completely in the face of narrow Nazi theories of racial supremacy.

In the same way as today’s anti-holistic propagandists try to blacken its name by linking it to the Nazis, these Nazis smeared holism by linking it to the Roman Catholic Church.

A 1936 article “exposing” this Catholic plot described “a skillfully organized and well-camouflaged attack on the entire exact sciences, including genetics and racial hygiene”.

Under the name of holism, it said, sinister Jesuits were using scientific dupes to spread a Catholic doctrine and undermine Nazi science. Their cunning ploy involved making “full intentional use of words that sound National Socialistic, like ‘wholeness’, ‘organic’, ‘biologic’, and so on” in order to spread confusion while appearing to be on-message. (32)

As a result of this propaganda, even Nazi exponents of organic theory were now hounded out of positions of influence. In 1938 Lehmann, previously quoted, was expelled from the Biologen Verband (Biologists’ Organization) which he had headed since 1931 and removed from his position as editor of Der Biologe.

A new organization within the SS was created, the Reichsbund für Biologie (Reich Division for Biology) which, under the direct supervision of the Ahnenerbe and ultimately of Himmler himself, took over the editorship of Der Biologe.

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Nazism didn’t look much like a nature cult

An organic theory of life, with its emphasis on natural harmony, human interconnectedness and symbiotic relationship, stood in stark ideological contradiction to the aims of the Nazi regime, which wanted to build up Germany’s industrial and military power, build motorways, develop scientific racial engineering to strengthen “The Master Race”, explore the potential of nuclear physics, and ruthlessly eliminate “alien” human elements from German society.

The new SS-run version of Der Biologe made it clear that there was no room for the woolly, holistic views of men like Lehmann and the völkisch anthropologist Ernst Krieck, even if they were Nazis and anti-semites. “Biology is research about facts!” it barked in a 1939 editorial.

Facts! This is the language of the atomistic, mechanistic, industrial thinking of The Machine, the very language that the Nazis had claimed to be opposing, at the stage when they were wooing the German population.

From the 1890s onwards, there had been a cultural battle between two German tendencies. On one side stood the tradition of Goethe, of a Romantic desire for life, for soul, for wholeness. On the other side was the new Germany, obsessed with efficiency and Technik, the militarist “machine nation” of 1914.

While Nazism was clearly influenced on one level by the first, Romantic tradition, and happy to use that association to garner support from a German public despairing of capitalist modernity, it proved ultimately to belong firmly to the second.

It incarnated, in an exaggerated form, the thinking of the industrial capitalist Machine, for whom human beings are nothing but fodder. It was not simply a question of racism; even those accepted as German were expected to be “productive”, to serve the purposes of the Machine-State in some way. Non-performing, non-productive Germans (leistungsunfähige Wesen) and scroungers (Asoziale) were not deemed worthy of living in German society.

Because of the hideous crimes committed by the Nazi regime, there is today near-universal agreement that we do not like the Third Reich and its ideas.

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But we should be clear as to what it is that we don’t like. We don’t like the mass extermination. We don’t like the anti-semitism and racism. We don’t like the warmongering militarism. We don’t like the blind nationalism. We don’t like the police state. We don’t like the eugenics. We don’t like the propaganda and mass hysteria.

There were other elements present in Nazism which are not among these evils and which do not necessarily pave the way towards them.

Is wholemeal bread a bad thing because the Nazis said it was good? Are herbal plantations insidious because there was one at Dachau? Is all organic thinking suspect because a version of it was harnessed, and distorted, by some Nazi ideologues?

Continuing her discussion of the Nazis’ use of an organic and nature-based vocabulary (see above), Lyon, who describes herself as a Jewish writer, adds: “There is nothing intrinsically problematic about any of these three terms. Their adoption to make the argument that one race of people should be superior to others, because it stemmed from those values and that soil, was where it all went wrong…” (34)

3. Are there other possible manifestations of organic ideology?

As we have already noted in the last section, non-Nazi versions of organic ideology are not only possible, but existed in a very real form alongside the now-discredited right-wing racist variety.

Anne Harrington
Anne Harrington

Harrington correctly points out that it is useful to know something about the history of German holistic science, in order not to fall into the trap of thinking that any alternative to the prevailing mechanistic worldview is to be avoided because it somehow points inevitably towards fascism.

She adds: “It is important that we resist ‘discovering’ the outline of a terrible future in holism’s past or imagining that all holistic, vitalistic, or teleological views of nature are part of a larger ‘destruction of reason’ that can be tracked in some straight, degenerating line from the romantics to Hegel to Nietzsche to Hitler”. (35)

Sometimes these investigations might lead simply to the revelation that a particular scientist or thinker was not actually a Nazi. The biologist Jakob Von Uexküll, for instance, was certainly very conservative, politically, but was no white supremacist: he argued that all human groups must be respected in their distinctiveness, because all in the end are expressions of the same creative life energy. (36)

At other times, it goes a lot further than that and we see the enormous ideological potential in variants of the organic theme which point in a libertarian, humanist, internationalist, left-wing direction.

Driesch, for example, defended an ideal of cultural cosmopolitanism and rejected any idea that a nation-state could be seen as an organism. The only supra-personal collective organism he was prepared to consider was the concept of a humankind that recognised no national or völkisch boundaries.

Before Hitler came to power, Driesch had been warning, both in academic and newspaper articles, of the dangers of the growing nationalistic mood. To counter this, he stressed the biological unity of the human species. He also voiced his opposition to militarism, describing this as the “the most terrible of all sins” against the vitalistic principles of life, holistic cooperation and higher development. (37)

The Russian-Swiss neurobiologist Constantin von Monakow (1853-1930) also developed a holistic and organic theory which retained its logical coherence by talking about interconnected wholes, rather than veering off into the fragmented and divisive particularism of Nazi dogma.

Constantin von Monakow
Constantin von Monakow

Monakow came up with the idea of the horme, a kind of all-pervading intrinsic motivating and guiding force. He explained: “The horme is nothing other than the activity of the universe (Worldhorme), within which we human-children are highly organized necessary parts. As such we are temporally and partly also spatially – through free mobility – closely bound up with one another: we form ties with animals and plants and also with nonorganic bodies, into which last we merge after death. There is an undeniable glory in the thought that an indelible temporal bond links us, not only with our ancestors and our descendants, but above all also with the whole rest of the organic world”. (38)

He interpreted our relationship to the outside world in terms of expanding concentric circles of awareness. The most basic level of existence involved a preoccupation with self and survival. This was often extended to a focus on family and the immediate community around the individual.

But more evolved human beings could grasp their belonging to increasingly larger entities, up to the human species, the organic world and the cosmos.

Monakow’s holistic vision of all life as being enmeshed in one dynamic process of evolution thus naturally involved an internationalist perspective. Nothing else, in fact, would have made sense in that context.

It also placed him in opposition to the thinking of an industrial age which rejected any idea of organic subject-to-subject relationships with fellow parts of the natural organism in favour of a subject-to-object relationship based on domination and exploitation.

He saw that to heal itself and set itself back on its true evolutionary course, humanity had to trust in its deepest biological impulses. All the wisdom we needed to find that course was already within us, but stifled by the constructs of modern society. We had to tap into that natural sense of direction and rightness, he said, and realise that every tiny living fibre inside us is “so much more wonderful than all the wonders of technology and a thousand times more clever”. (39)

One of the most enthusiastic advocates of Monakow’s approach was Kurt Goldstein (1878-1965), a Jewish socialist critic of modernity, who set out to combine holistic and organic German philosophy with the values of reason, democracy and individual freedom.

Throughout his life, he warned against the dangers of applying narrow, fragmented scientific ways of thinking to other realms.

He wrote in an unpublished 1965 paper: “The progress by the application of science to all fields, also those which are related to the spiritual side of man, as education, psychology, sociology, etc, seems to be so enormous that somebody who today dares to oppose even a little this trend and warns against the fateful consequences for human existence is considered either stupid or uneducated, irresponsible or prejudiced”. (40)

Kurt Goldstein
Kurt Goldstein

From Goldstein’s holistic perspective, everything was interconnected, outside and inside the individual human being. The words ‘mind’ and ‘body’, for instance, did not point to genuine entities but were just ‘symbols’, human abstractions, denoting different aspects of an overall organic reality that could not in fact be divided.

He has been described, by Ruth Nanda Anshen, as having introduced “a new doctrine of organism which may be said to be taking the place of the materialism with which, since the seventeenth-century, science has enmeshed philosophy”. (41)

The psychologist Max Wertheimer (1880-1943), took Goethe as a starting point, developing the idea of Gestalt, or underlying form, in a promising direction far removed from the dead-end of racism into which the Nazis tried to divert it.

Born in Prague, he fled central Europe before Hitler came to power and continued his work in the USA, later becoming an American citizen.

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Spinning Silver  by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik



About: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

The Poisoned City- Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark



About: The first full account of the Flint, Michigan, water scandal, an American tragedy, with new details, from Anna Clark, the award-winning Michigan journalist who has covered the story from its beginnings

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city’s water to a source that corroded Flint’s aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint—a largely poor African American city of about 100,000 people—were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives.

It took 18 months of activism and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. But this was only after 12 people died and Flint's children suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster have only just begun.

In the first full-length account of this epic failure, The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision-making. Cities like Flint are set up to fail—and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences may be mortal.

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams



About: In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island in Long Island Sound as a naive eighteen year old, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. Although a graduate of the exclusive Foxcroft Academy in Virginia, Miranda has always lived on the margins of high society. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda’s new stepsister—all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion—is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society.

But beneath the Island’s patrician surface, there are really two clans--the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among Isobel's privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, whose father keeps the lighthouse with his mysterious wife. In summer, Joseph helps his father in the lobster boats, but in the autumn he returns to Brown University, where he's determined to make something of himself. Since childhood, Joseph has enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel Fisher, and has a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the Island for nearly two decades.

Now, in the summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. On its surface, the Island remains the same--determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But the formerly powerful Fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda’s stepfather eighteen years earlier. What’s more, Miranda herself is no longer a naive teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice to the man she once loved . . . even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh



About: From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes

Our narrator should be happy, shouldn’t she? She’s young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?

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Yellowstone’s co-creator, writer and director Taylor Sheridan has revealed his ambition to make a second season of the Paramount Network drama.

The modern western, which follows the exploits of the Dutton family, led by Kevin Costner’s John, and their attempts to control the largest contagious ranch in the USA, has had the full support of the Paramount Network, who not only financed its huge budgets but promoted the show excessively, too.

Sheridan, who has previously written “Sicario,” its recent sequel and earned an Oscar nomination for scribing “Hell Or High Water,” told me last month that he hopes Paramount Network will continue on this journey and take the show into a second season.

“I mean, any time you tell a story, if people are engaged by it and excited by it you want it to live on. I would love it if we could.”

During our chat Sheridan also gave a little insight into the type of themes that might be explored in future episodes, suggesting that “Yellowstone” will look at stories and plots that have previously popped up in the genre. Just, this time, in a modern context.

“Every place in the world has been settled and resettled. And people were assimilated or destroyed. We haven’t seemed to learn much from that.”

“The most recent example of it happening is in the United States. It happened in France 200 years ago or longer. It happened here 130 years ago. So the consequences of that still exist today. They’re still being dealt with.”

“Issues that were being dealt with 130 years ago are still being dealt with now. It’s something that is worth looking at. Obviously entertaining is the ultimate goal. But if you can enlighten as well that’s a lofty aspiration.”

You can see Taylor Sheridan’s attempts to enlighten as well as entertain with the show now, as “Yellowstone” airs on the Paramount Network on Wednesday nights at 10pm.  


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Steven has no inkling about what scientists do, dss. He is well read on military history, is probably an expert on gunsmithing. Reading between the lines he's good at auto mechanics and different aspects of living a rural life which might help in a survivalist situation. Incidentally, IMO, the guns would likely play a small role and might even be detrimental if everybody knows you possess a bunch of them.

That learning and those skills are very admirable. Being really good at almost anything is a positive personal attribute. (Demagoguery and genocide being notable exceptions). I admire people who pick up skills just by being around the activity, catching on quickly, and possibly improving on those skills. I admire smart people who take advantage of the environment they're in.

I also admire scientific research; although I, personally, haven't been involved in anything much beyond some small scale double-blind drug testing where I mainly just functioned as a record keeper. It takes a type of curiosity, a turn of mind so to speak, as well as the ability to understand the complexities of very specialized knowledge.

In reality, I suspect, that the skills involved overlap to a great degree and that given just a small twist at an early age, many people would have ended up on the other side of this artificial fence that society seems to have erected.

The media is partly responsible, always breaking down the polling of the less educated and linking it to demagogues like Trump. Then there's the Trumps who exploit the media for doing it. There's nothing better than a coy whisper into your year "They think they're better than you", to get everybody all riled up. Of course, there are many differences for which that kind of exploitation can prosper. That's why everybody seems to be an "elitist" one way or another these days.

I made a comment once to Steven that he likely could have been almost anything he wanted in life had the situation arose. He took it as condescension as if I meant that his current life wasn't a good one. Who am I to declare something like that? I simply meant that he seemed to be an intelligent guy. Admittedly, there are probably better ways to say it.

There's got to be a way that education can bring both these sides closer together, some kind of "communication" education that can make both sides appreciate the other. Otherwise, politics and the media will just keep driving a wedge between the two factions further widening the gap.

To end this meandering discourse, this thinking out-loud, I'll just resolve to do better myself with all the pigeon-holing that I do. Informed opinions are good. Name calling? Not so much. I've done my fair share. Feel free to call me out on it anytime any of you ignorant bastards would care to try it.

I appreciate your efforts to share your expertise with us all, deadseasquirrel. It's always helpful. BTW, I've come to conclude that the originator of "deadseasquirrel" for your intramural team, now featured on this blog, was just riffing on Dead Sea Scrolls but since scrolls are inanimate... Too much time on my hands down in here.
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Miriam Gottfried and Laura Cooper have written an article in the Wall Street Journal this week about billionaire investor Robert Smith and his private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners. The article examines the company's secretive "formula" for evaluating investment opportunities and enhancing performance in portfolio companies. I was particularly struck by the fact that the company uses an intelligence test to evaluate job candidates. Here's an excerpt describing this test: 

A proprietary cognitive assessment, similar to an IQ test, includes questions on logic, pattern recognition, vocabulary, sentence completion and math. The test inspires consternation and fear among existing employees, according to former employees. Vista primarily hires job applicants who do well, often young people with modest credentials or experience. These are its “high performing entry-level” workers, or HPELs.

Later in the article, Gottfriend and Cooper describe the people often hired by Vista Equity Partners:

Most of the people Vista hires score highly on the cognitive test. Often they are young employees with less-impressive credentials or experience. These HPELs, as they are known, may have gone to state universities and be willing to do a job for $75,000 that an Ivy League graduate in a high-cost market would demand twice as much for.

I've always been highly skeptical of using intelligence tests to evaluate job candidates for several reasons. First, I'm never quite sure of the validity of the tests being used. Second, I think performance on the job is driven by many factors beyond raw intellectual horsepower. Emotional intelligence, ability to work on a team, communication skills, and other skills play a major role in a new employee's success in the workplace. Finally, I wonder if these tests do have a bias toward younger candidates who have recently completed school (the article discusses this point). 

Having said that, the interesting part of Vista's strategy seems to be its use of the test to target exceptionally intelligent candidates from lesser-known colleges and universities. Vista seems to recognize that companies often pay a hefty premium for graduates from elite institutions such as Columbia, where company chief executive Robert Smith earned his MBA. Companies have a hard time evaluating young candidates, and so they use a diploma from an elite school as a signal of quality. 

However, firms may be missing the opportunity to recruit great talent if they focus exclusively on the "signal" provided by a degree from an elite institution. What if a firm could identify the best talent from the non-elite schools and thereby acquire great talent at a much lower price? That seems to be the question that Vista has asked and tried to answer using this intelligence test and other tools. They appear to be using the test to exploit a labor market inefficiency. The article, unfortunately, does not have too much detail on the Vista approach, given the highly secretive nature of the firm's methods. It would be interesting to know more so as to ascertain the merits and drawbacks of this aproach.

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A convicted felon who posted images on Facebook about his poaching exploits attracted the attention of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Internet Crimes Unit and now faces seven felony charges and six misdemeanor charges related to his illegal...
          Confidentialité des données : le Congrès US a des questions pour Tim Cook et Larry Page      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Apple se présente volontiers comme le champion du respect de la vie privée et de la confidentialité des données. Le législateur américain veut toutefois en avoir le cœur net ; le comité à l’énergie et au commerce de la Chambre des représentants a envoyé deux courriers, l’un à Larry Page le CEO d’Alphabet, l’autre à Tim Cook, pour en savoir un peu plus sur les pratiques de leurs entreprises respectives en matière de protection des données.

Les représentants américains s’intéressent notamment aux capacités potentielles des smartphones à recueillir des informations audio sans que l’appareil ait ouvert ses grandes oreilles après un « Dis Siri » ou « OK Google ». Des applications tierces pourraient aussi être en mesure d’exploiter ces données récoltées sans le consentement de l’utilisateur.

Pour ce qui concerne plus spécifiquement Google, les représentants du Congrès s’interrogent sur l’accès aux courriels des utilisateurs de Gmail par les éditeurs tiers — certains ont pu lire des messages privés pour améliorer leurs algorithmes (lire : Gmail : quand les e-mails sont lus par les employés des sociétés de marketing).

Toujours dans le dossier Google, le Congrès s’intéresse aux rapports publiés en novembre dernier concernant la collecte d’informations de localisation dans des smartphones Android, même quand ces derniers n’ont pas de carte SIM, quand les services de localisation, le Wi-Fi et le Bluetooth sont désactivés (lire : Google suit à la trace les utilisateurs Android à leur insu).

Les membres de la représentation américaine cherchent donc à obtenir des réponses à plusieurs questions sur les pratiques des deux mastodontes de la téléphonie. Dans le cas d’Apple, ils veulent savoir par exemple le comportement des apps lors de l’autorisation des services de localisation ; si un iPhone peut écouter l’utilisateur en douce, sans le déclencheur « Dis Siri »1 ; si Apple collecte des enregistrements audio sans l’aval de l’utilisateur ; si et comment Apple contrôle et limite le volume de données collectées par les développeurs tiers…

Des explications déjà en grande partie présentes dans les pages consacrées à la confidentialité sur le site du constructeur. Apple ne se fera sans doute pas prier pour répondre aux représentants américains sur le sujet.


  1. Apple a déjà eu l’occasion de s’expliquer sur le sujet, lire : Live Photo, Dis Siri : la confidentialité en question. ↩︎


          Mondial 2018 – Deschamps peut devenir le 3e à être champion du monde comme joueur et comme entraîneur      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mondial 2018 - Deschamps peut devenir le 3e à être champion du monde comme joueur et comme entraîneur
Dimanche, à Moscou, Didier Deschamps, sélectionneur de l’équipe de France, peut devenir la troisième personne à remporter la Coupe du monde en tant qu’entraîneur après l’avoir gagnée comme joueur. Le premier à avoir réalisé cet exploit est le Brésilien Mario Zagallo. Champion du monde en 1958 en Suède et en 1962 au Chili aux côtés […]

L’article Mondial 2018 – Deschamps peut devenir le 3e à être champion du monde comme joueur et comme entraîneur est apparu en premier sur Metro.


          Toadcast #108 - The Boabycast      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hooray for us - possibly the vilest and least romantic Valentine's Day Podcast yet!  And before anyone whinges about that picture, go to fucking Wikipedia and complain, because that's where we bloody got it from.  I know!  Scandalous!  Someone should complain.

So erm, yes.  I don't think we left anyone unoffended this year.  I sincerely hope not because I don't like to think of people out there nurturing an anticipated false outrage complex only to be let down.

We do not like romance, we do not like being told when to have fun by people who are simply hoping to exploit our disposable income, we do not like it being implied that being single is some sort of failure, we do not like people measuring their self-worth by how much their partner can be emotionally blackmailed into spending on them, we do not like having to live up to commercially defined standards to demonstrate that we love one another, we do not like having to skip the football just cos we're supposed to behave one some particular day or other, we do not like fucking teddy bears or fucking chocolates, we do not like sitting in tumbleweed-infested restaurants whilst people glance nervously around them wondering if they've done it right, and we do not like having a list of things to live up to before our relationship is considered functional thank you very fucking much.

We do like lazy Saturdays in the garden, crackling fires, meals with friends, new places, fresh flowers when we feel like it and walks on Porty beach that just happen.  Listening to vinyl so loud the floor shakes, a bit too much to drink with people that you really like, laughing at films, arguing about the side of the bed, swearing blind it's not your turn with the chores when you know damn well it is, drinking coffee in the garden when it's sunny, slagging off almost everyone, shouting at reactionaries on TV, emailing stuff that interests us, insulting the cat (he is an inbred retard, I like to think he's a member of the Royal Family), surprise cups of tea, buying shit on the internet when we're drunk, coping with the washing mountain when it threatens to start a SARs epidemic, watering the plants only minutes before death and walking hand in hand through the park and peering at cool old dudes chuntering around at the allotments or sailing model boats in the park pond.

Now, isn't that a better basis for a relationship than trotting out a box of chocolates 1/365?

Toadcast #108 - The Boabycast

01. Cracker - Mr. Wrong (03.10) 02. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key (09.57) 03. The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (17.11) 04. Eels - Love of the Loveless (20.16) 05. The Clash - Brand New Cadillac (29.40) 06. Bill Hicks - Pussywhipped Satan (31.41) 07. Evan Dando - Hard Drive (44.33) 08. The Coathangers - Nestle in My Boobies (48.11) 09. Virgin of the Birds - She's in the Moon Again (59.10) 10. David Cross - Your Baby is FUCKING BORING! (65.59)


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Apple added Restricted Mode as a countermeasure against physical cracking devices such as GrayKey (which has been used by law enforcement) that exploit a USB connection to unlock the phone. Unfortunately, a security firm has already found a loophole to get around the feature.

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          The Future is Conservative      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Congressional election victory last month, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said in a radio interview last week that the 28-year-old rising star from the Democratic Socialists of America represents "the future of our party." There is no other way to interpret this except as a direct admission that Democrats see socialism itself as the future of America, which will come as no surprise to anyone on the right.

Democrats love to dream about the future. The past is a tragic span of class oppression and the present is the workers’ revolution in progress, but the future is where it’s at. Like the proletariat heroes on Communist propaganda posters, leftists are fond of gazing off into the distance at a glorious Shangri-La on the horizon. What they tend to downplay is the genocidal totalitarianism necessary to pave the way for that new dawn – but hey, you can’t make the ideal omelet without breaking a few million eggs.

The future as conceived by the left is always a utopian vision in which inconvenient human nature has been hammered (and sickled) into compliance and in which equality of outcome – except for the political elites at the top – is brutally enforced. It’s worth reminding ourselves here that the word “utopia,” coined in the 16th century by Sir Thomas More for his political satire of the same name, was a play on Greek words meaning “no place” – for that is where utopia is to be found. That is why the left insists on ruthlessly engineering reality and human nature in order to mold them to fit the dream – or else. And that is why the left always begins by declaring “We’re on the right side of history” and ends by blithely proclaiming, “We’ll get it right next time.” In between, the utopians leave behind a wasteland, an archipelago of gulags, and untold numbers of murdered victims and crushed spirits.

Let’s look at a few ways in which the left envisions America’s future. Consider, for example, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s slogan that “the future is female.” Writing off half the population as irrelevant seems like an odd way to win voters, and most women in America reject the label “feminist” as well, but there is a certain pussy hat-wearing element among the left which fantasizes that if women ran the world, there would be peace on earth and good will toward men overnight. As Donald Trump bluntly told Hillary in a presidential debate: “Wrong.” The future will never be just female because it can never be just female. Sorry Hillary, but men aren’t going away nor moving to the back of the bus. We’re all in this together.

And yet some on the left consider even Hillary’s vision of the future to be not radical and illogical enough. The so-called “intersectional” feminists declare, as one headline put it, that “The Future is Not Female - It is Two-Spirit, Trans and Non-Binary.” I hate to be the bearer of bad news to them, but the narcissistic, gender-blending fantasies of naïve millennials have no future at all beyond the safe spaces of academe. They will quickly learn that the real world has no patience for preferred-pronoun petulance.

Another example. The leftist site HuffPost tweeted recently about Desmond is Amazing, a 10-year-old drag queen (yes, you read that right) who calls himself an LGBT advocate. “As Pride month comes to a close, Desmond Is Amazing, the ten-year-old drag kid from New York, is proof that the future is queer,” crowed HuffPost. Sorry, but a single manipulated child is hardly evidence that the future is queer, whatever that even means. It should be clear to anyone upon a moment’s reflection that if the future is queer, then the future is a dead end in a single generation.

In response to this, clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, author of the bestselling 12 Rules for Life and certainly the most popular public intellectual since Joseph “Follow your bliss” Campbell in the 1980s, tweeted, “In what moral universe is it acceptable to encourage a 10 yr old boy to dress like an adult male mimicking a sexualized adult female, use that as a ticket to fame and then claim it as virtue?”

The leftist moral universe, that’s which one. It is the topsy-turvy (im)moral realm in which everything perverse and criminal is celebrated, while normal (yes, normal) traditional values are deemed evil and oppressive. Jordan Peterson is not even a conservative, or so he claims, and yet he clearly recognizes that the left’s vampiric embrace of this child is not celebration but exploitation. Sorry, HuffPost virtue-signalers, but the future is not going to be queer.

As always, the leftists are wrong: the future will belong to neither socialists, nor just females, nor any identity-politics splinter group, because that future spells division and decay and doom. Of course, the left will keep trying, keep failing, and ultimately the future will be conservative.

Why is conservatism the future? The answer is simple: conservatism works. It offers not a utopian promise but a future grounded in reality and built upon the best that humanity has expressed and achieved. It is a future that protects the independence and freedom of all equally, not one which enforces equality of outcome and keeps everyone in thrall to mediocrity and to spiritual, as well as economic, impoverishment. Conservatism as a political, economic, and social worldview works because freedom works.

As Donald Trump’s provocative presidency continues to expose the hateful radicalism at the heart of the Democrat party, it becomes undeniable what the Marxists want: the tearing down of everything. They want the abolishment of ICE and borders, of law and order, of private property, of free speech, of the Constitution, of the family unit, of traditional values, of Western civilization itself. The future they envision demands the eradication of it all. As evidenced by the #WalkAway trend on social media, more and more Democrats and Independents are being driven toward the common sense of conservatism by this lunacy.

To many, the perfect future the left promises is a lie as seductive as Satan himself. But peel away the promises and what the left really offers is hate and annihilation, without a real-world plan for building anything upon the ruins. Conservatism offers a workable future for you, every one of us individually, not the same colorless dead end for everyone in the collective. And that is why conservatism is the future, and progressivism has none.

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          France’s Latest Surrender to Jihad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It is being called “the biggest aquarium in the world.”

Perhaps the best known symbol of France to the world, the Eiffel Tower, will open this month with a new look that leaves some native French very disgruntled.

New walls of “extra clear”, bullet-proof glass, standing 10 ft. high and 2.5 inches thick, will now enclose Paris’s affectionately named ‘Lady of Iron’ on its north and south sides. Metallic walls of curved prongs of equivalent height will encase the other two sides, through which one will have to pass to access the Tower after submitting to security controls.

In addition, 420 blocks are being placed around the Tower to prevent jihadist vehicular attacks like those that occurred in Nice, Barcelona and Berlin. All of which has caused observers to complain the Tower will lose its aesthetic look, resembling now a “fortress.”

Under construction since last fall at a cost of about 40 million dollars, many French believe these latest security measures not only disfigure the venerable ‘Lady’, but represent, above all, the French political class’s impotence in face of the jihadist threat.

“It’s a loss of sovereignty when we are forced to build walls to guard against enemies that we do not know how to contain outside our frontiers,” commented one indignant reader in a French newspaper.

Another called the security measure “a degradation of the public space,” saying Gustave Eiffel, whose famous tower opened at the 1889 World’s Fair, “…would never have thought what the socialists have dared…”

Some have noted this “disfigurement” also does not include future unsightliness from graffiti and posters expected to soon cover the glass, making extra, expensive cleaning costs inevitable.

Paris’s socialist mayor, Anne Hildago, announced the decision to build the wall, a permanent structure, in February, 2017, six days after a jihadist attacked a military patrol at Paris’s Louvre. Paris’s police leadership then requested “more effective” security measures for the city’s heritage sites.

There was also a financial inducement to improve security. After the horrific jihadist 2015 attacks, the number of visitors to the tower had dropped below six million from its usual seven million for the first time in 15 years, a fall described as “unprecedented.” As a result, businesses suffered. Paris hotels, for example, had to lower their room rates.

Bernard Gaudilleres, president of Societe d’Exploitation de la Tour, the entity which operates the tower, said the new measures were meant to “reinforce security, modernize the welcoming area and improve the comfort of the visit.” He described the new glass structures as rock-solid for absolute security,” adding they are “infinitely nicer and more romantic” than the temporary metal barriers, erected for the 2016 Euro soccer championships, they are replacing.

(Who would ever have thought, least of all in Paris, that bullet-proof glass and anti-terrorist truck barriers could ever be romantic?)

Security measures for the Eiffel Tower and other Parisian tourist sites were first increased after the Charlies Hebdo jihadist attack in early 2015. They were increased again later that year in November after jihadists killed 130 people, 89 in the Bataclan nightclub massacre. Soldiers have also been patrolling the tower around the clock since 2016.

Prior to 2015, the tower’s square, containing its beautiful gardens, was still freely accessible. Now, they will be permanently inside the walls, a fact that displeases many French residents who will have to pass through controls every time they wish to walk there. As if in consolation, Gaudilleres states visiting the gardens is still free.

Tower security was reinforced further in May last year before the French presidential election not because of jihadists, but to an illegal intrusion by Greenpeace. Like the recent violation of the Statue of Liberty by an anti-Trump protester, Greenpeace also wanted to make a political statement, deploying a 30 meter by ten meter the anti-National Front banner from the tower’s second floor.

But despite all the new security measures, critics are still doubtful that jihadist attacks can be prevented at tower. In fact, some believe the measures may actually act as a “provocation,” or even a challenge. 

Critics reasonably ask whether the new glass wall can withstand a rocket-propelled grenade attack. And what’s to stop jihadists from throwing explosive devices, such as grenades, over the wall into packed crowds? Kalshnikov-armed jihadists, after breaching the wall, could also cause another Bataclan where people, trapped by the new enclosure, will have no place to run.

Others believe the money would be better spent at the borders, stopping jihadists from entering France, especially those returning from Syria. Or in expelling or eliminating the ones already inside the country.

“One knows only how to submit rather than treat the causes,” states one critic of the tower’s new look, deploring where political weakness has led France and the resulting evolution of French society. Besides an admission of political failure, the wall also definitely proves the country is at war and is living in fear.

After the Eiffel Tower, critics also ask what monument is next to be encased in glass? The Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Louvre? Where will this loss of liberty and identity end, they ask? And even if you build walls around all the monuments in France, will that stop the Islamic terrorists? The Bataclan nightclub, after all, was no heritage monument.

Critics also reproach France’s socialist politicians who criticized President Trump for intending to build a border wall with Mexico, while they build walls inside of France. These disgraceful internal walls, they say, are exactly the result of not building such border walls. One states French socialists are “simply copying Trump on a smaller scale.”

Nevertheless, the French are developing a dark humor to match the times. Some examples: Mexico should pay for the Eiffel Tower’s new wall, or at least Saudi Arabia; instead of bullet-proof walls, one should just issue tourists with bullet-proof vests upon arrival in France; construct a wall around the mayor’s building; Paris’s medieval city wall, erected by King Philip II, parts of which still stand, should also be rebuilt as an anti-jihad measure.

Whether the Eiffel Tower’s new wall is an effective security measure remains debatable. What is certain, however, is its adverse psychological effect on French patriots, one of whom perhaps summed it up best:

“It’s against the dignity of man. It’s an absolute ugliness. One is leaving an ugly Paris to our children…”


          Comment on Kavanaugh Has a Record on Guns by JC_VA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I'm not sure going back to "Saturday Night Specials" gets them anything. That just puts it back into handgun territory, which runs afoul of Heller, et al. The Full-Auto ban doesn't get them much, since they've spent so much time trying to confuse people with "Assault Weapons"; most people are going to believe that they're either protected (under a hopefully soon-to-occur SCOTUS case), or will find out that full-autos are already restricted, and wonder what the antis are going on about. It's funny you mention the kids being into video games. It seems as though that may be partly responsible for the increase in interest in AR-style rifles, and could be a path to actively exploit in getting new shooters involved. You did touch on a big possible threat, which I think is very likely to happen, and that is a continuation of the efforts we've seen by the antis with regards to Heller ongoing applied to rifles, whereby they attempt to craft the most restrictive ownership requirements possible that skirt just within SCOTUS rulings. I hope SCOTUS gets wise to this and shuts it down. Kavanaugh seems to understand it, as do Alito and Thomas. The mass shooter issue is troubling, but I'm not sure there's anything that can be done. It's awfully inconvenient for the antis when non-ARs are used, such as happened recently. I think that may end up pushing us closer to more armed teachers or ROs than anything else.
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" You've worked hard to save enough to enjoy your retirement. But a loophole in the rules makes it legal for some bad financial advisers to tell you where you should put YOUR money based on what's best for THEIR pocketbooks, not yours. " PLEASE SIGN.
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          Part Time Merchandiser (ST. AUGUSTIN, QB) - News America Marketing - Saint-Augustin, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 Bonne connaissance du système d'exploitation Windows et Internet Explorer. Description du poste....
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          Adobe Fixes a Whopping 100+ Vulnerabilities with This Month’s Patch Tuesday Releases      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Adobe has released security patches to over 105 vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The security updates are now available for both Windows and macOS. Many rated critical and important, Adobe warns that successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution. Security researchers at Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative reported several of these vulnerabilities to Adobe. […]

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          Intelligence Analyst - U.S. Army - Laramie, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Analyst (Intelligence, Imagery, and Signal)*. The _*imagery analyst*_ exploits imagery and geo-spatial data from satellite and airborne systems in support of... $43,000 - $50,000 a year
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Analyst (Intelligence, Imagery, and Signal)*. The _*imagery analyst*_ exploits imagery and geo-spatial data from satellite and airborne systems in support of... $43,000 - $50,000 a year
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          Blog: Behind the AI and storytelling of Spec Ops: The Line      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In this article I explore how the horrific story of Spec Ops is held aloft by smart AI systems and designers exploiting them to full effect. ...


          Sarah Palin blasts Sacha Baron Cohen, says she was fooled into doing interview      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sarah Palin slammed Sacha Baron Cohen on Tuesday, claiming she had been “duped” into doing a sit-down interview and was among others in the public eye who had “fallen victim” to his “evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor.’”
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is smart to make “Puerto Rico the centerpiece of his campaign” for U.S. Senate. The Sunshine State is known for its photo-finish political campaigns, and it presents a real problem for the governor that approximately 40,000 Puerto Ricans resettled there in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More than that, there are now more Puerto Ricans living in Florida (1.3 million) than there are Cuban-Americans, and they’re mostly Democratic-leaning voters who are extremely pissed off about how the Trump administration has handled the natural catastrophe on their home island. If Scott doesn’t show he’s different from the president, he could doom his prospects for victory.

He could be screwed anyway. Puerto Ricans are full American citizens who can immediately register to vote once they establish residency in any of the fifty states.  Al Gore, who “lost” the state and the presidency by 537 votes could have benefitted from 40,000 angry and displaced voters bent on punishing his opponent’s political party.  Gov. Scott knows he cannot afford to let those votes go unchallenged.

When [Scott] announced his bid in April, he spoke alongside top Puerto Rican official Luis Rivera Marín and touted efforts to help the island after the hurricane. The governor has visited the island six times since September and announced he backs the island’s bid for statehood.

“This state showed up and we helped Puerto Ricans that came here because the problems that happened after Maria and we showed up in Puerto Rico,” Scott said in April. “We’re going to continue to be the best friend in the world for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and in the United States.”

Shortly after his announcement, Scott went up with a $1 million Spanish-language TV spot. His efforts appear to have helped his standing with Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida before and after Maria, according to a recent Florida International University (FIU) poll.

Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson cannot take these votes for granted. He very well may need to run up his margins with this voting group in order to prevail.

Unfortunately, there’s another thing Senator Nelson cannot ignore. As I wrote about recently, there is new research from Harvard political scientist Ryan Enos, whose recent book “The Space Between Us” looks at how white communities react to an influx of non-white immigrants. His work shows that white liberal tolerance for racial integration diminishes very quickly when faced with actual integration. Tolerance is highest where integration is already high or where it hardly exists at all.

The relationship between the proportion of an out-group in an area and group-based bias is curvilinear: it becomes greater as the out-group proportion increases until reaching a tipping point and then starting to decrease. This means that when a group makes up a large portion of a place — for concreteness, say 40 percent — each additional person above 40 percent actually decreases group-based bias.

That gobbledegook means that if there are suddenly a lot of Puerto Ricans living in areas that were previously all-white, even the liberals will get disconcerted for a time. This is the precise kind of phenomenon that Trump is willing and able to expertly exploit. It’s unlikely that Rick Scott won’t try to exploit it for his own benefit, although he’ll have to do a careful dance to make sure it all doesn’t cancel out or actually work to his disadvantage.

If Scott panders to nativists, then Nelson has to make sure that the Puerto Rican community is aware of it. Aside from that, he needs to tie Scott to Trump and point out that if he is elected he will go to Washington DC and vote with the president ninety percent or more of the time. He may even prevent the Democrats from winning a majority and forcing Trump to address the needs of Puerto Rico.

I suspect this election will be one of the tightest in the country and there’s a good chance it will determine control of the Senate. For these reasons, I think people really ought to give it more prominence.

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          PRÉPOSÉ(E) aux Chambres Saisonnier – Temps Plein - Auberge de l'Anse - Rivière-du-Loup, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A 12 minutes à pied de la plage et à 3.5 kilomètres du ferry, cette auberge de 11 chambres, chacune avec une magnifique vue sur le fleuve, et en exploitation... $12 - $14 an hour
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          Hollywood is already poised to exploit Thailand cave rescue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
“This will make a great movie someday.” It was a sentiment echoed around the globe as millions of people watched the rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach stuck in a Thailand cave. But for some Hollywood producers, there’s no time to waste, and “someday” may as well be now. A US film...
          The woman who started the #PlaneBae saga apologizes for the ‘potential exploitative nature of the outcome and my actions’ and deletes her viral Twitter posts (TWTR, FB)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

plane flight interior passengers

  • Last week, the #PlaneBae saga went viral on social media, as one Rosey Blair documented on social media what seemed to be a love connection between two strangers sitting in front of her on an airplane.
  • Blair has apologized to the strangers for violating their privacy. She also deleted the original #PlaneBae Twitter thread, including all the photos of them she took. 
  • Blair has come under intense criticism for the #PlaneBae posts from pundits and a wave of people on social media. 
  • While #PlaneBae himself, former pro soccer player Euan Holden, has embraced his newfound celebrity, the woman involved deleted all of her social media accounts after it went viral in a bid for anonymity.

Rosey Blair, The woman behind the #PlaneBae social media phenomenon has apologized for "taking what should have been a small mundane moment of cheeriness and turning it into something foul and over-amplified," and deleted the viral Twitter thread that propelled her to internet fame last week.  

"When I made this and shared it, I was happy, joyful and overcome with authentic and sincere excitement. So much so that I could not see the potential exploitative nature of the outcome and my actions," she wrote.

Blair is referring to a series of now-deleted social media posts, tagged with #PlaneBae, in which she documented what she presented as a love connection between two strangers sitting in front of her on an airplane — complete with photos, videos and descriptions of the couple's every move.

Within 48 hours, Blair's story and the #PlaneBae hashtag was being covered on cable news all over the country. The #PlaneBae himself, former pro soccer player Euan Holden, even went on the Today Show to talk about it.

However, the young woman in the thread has so far avoided the public eye, and deleted all of her social media accounts. At the same time, Blair faced a rush of criticism from pundits and social media users who said that the whole #PlaneBae saga was an undue violation of the people's privacy. 

Blair addressed this in her apology, expressing regret for her actions. 

"The last thing I want to do is remove agency and autonomy from another woman. I wish I could communicate the shame I feel in having done this, but I truly feel that at this point my feelings are irrelevent."

The apology comes days after Blair posted a now-deleted video, acknowledging that the woman in the photos did not wish to be identified, but encouraging "sneaky" Twitter users to find her social accounts and publicly identify her anyway. Business Insider viewed the video before its deletion. 

Blair declined to comment beyond her public apology.

You can read her full apology here:

 

SEE ALSO: The viral #PlaneBae story is raising some serious questions about how creepy social media can be

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          Comment on Vanguard Will Offer Commission-Free Trades on All ETFs (Including iShares, Fidelity, Schwab, Etc) by Friend      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Valid point. There will always be people willing to exploit such provisions and spoil it for everyone.
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Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you've always had locked away.


          TECHNICIEN EN INFORMATIQUE - CISSS de la Côte-Nord - Sept-Îles, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sous l’autorité du chef de service exploitation et infrastructures, le technicien en informatique analyse et résout les problèmes reliés à l’utilisation des... $21.35 - $30.45 an hour
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          TECHNICIEN EN INFORMATIQUE - CISSS de la Côte-Nord - Sept-Îles, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sous l’autorité du chef de service exploitation et infrastructures, le technicien en informatique analyse et résout les problèmes reliés à l’utilisation des... $21.35 - $30.45 an hour
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          Spanish Chambermaids fight exploitation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Spanish Chambermaids Seek Tripadvisor's Help to Fight Exploitation. I hope it works.

          With new imagery, Orange County officials hope someone will recognize John, Jane Doe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
John and Jane DoeThe Orange County Sheriff's Office and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for the public's assistance to identify two sets of remains that were found in Orange County in 1990 and 1998 respectively.
          Embedded Engineer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IL-Chicago, Manager-Real Time Embedded Software Location: Chicago, IL Education Requirements: Bachelor's Required Relevant Experience Required: 10+ years of experience in the design and development of real-time, mission critical embedded controller software. JOB SUMMARY The Advanced Development group of our company drives the creation of new opportunities by exploiting new technologies and enabling breakthrou
          DRH : et si la Coupe du Monde de football était quand même votre amie ?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Alors que la Coupe du Monde bat son plein et que la finale approche, de plus en plus de fans de football se retrouvent scotchés à leur écran de télévision. Mais cet événement planétaire n'est pas seulement intéressant pour les irréductibles passionnés de football : les experts des ressources humaines peuvent tirer de précieux enseignements de la compétition en Russie. Voici cinq exemples dont les spécialistes des ressources humaines peuvent s'inspirer. Suède : la force du collectif Personne n'était prêt à miser le moindre euro sur les chances de la Suède, avant la compétition. Mais, la " Blaring;gult " (la sélection suédoise) a terminé première de son groupe lors du premier tour, a renvoyé la Mannschaft allemande à la maison et vient de se qualifier pour les frac14; de finale en battant la Suisse. En plaçant l'équipe au-dessus de tout, les Suédois ont créé la surprise. Déjà, le fait de ne pas sélectionner le leader historique de l'équipe, Zlatan Ibrahimovi?, traduisait cette volonté de placer l'équipe avant les individualités, avant que démarre la compétition. La collaboration est un important atout pour les RH : permettre aux collaborateurs d'atteindre ensemble des objectifs et les inciter à travailler sur des projets communs augmente leur engagement. L'esprit d'équipe, la productivité et l'ambiance générale au travail en bénéficient également. Brésil : laisser le talent s'exprimer Les Brésiliens sont à l'opposé des Suédois. Dans la " Seleçatilde;o ", tout semble tourner autour de son joueur vedette : Neymar, dont le talent balle au pied n'a d'égal que son imagination capillaire. L'ensemble de l'équipe est au service de son génie. Mais attention : sans le talent et l'habileté de ses coéquipiers, Neymar ne peut être performant. Le retour prématuré à la maison des superstars Messi et Ronaldo, insuffisamment soutenus par leurs coéquipiers argentins et portugais, illustre ce propos. Rapporté à la stratégie RH, l'approche brésilienne permet à chaque collaborateur de développer ses talents et d'y exceller. Mais l'exemple prouve que les effectifs doivent être équilibrés : tout le monde ne peut pas être un meneur de jeu, les défenseurs sont tout aussi nécessaires pour soulever le trophée. Angleterre : apprendre des expériences passées et se renouveler Lorsque le milieu de terrain anglais Eric Dier a réussi le dernier tir au but du 1/8e de finale contre la Colombie, envoyant ainsi son équipe en frac14; de finale, il n'a pas seulement libéré l'Angleterre d'une " malédiction " qui poursuivait l'équipe depuis 1990. Il a également prouvé aux experts du football qui croyaient qu'il ne sert à rien de s'entraîner pour les tirs aux buts, qu'ils avaient tort. Le sélectionneur, Gareth Southgate (qui lui-même avait manqué un tir au but lors de l'élimination de l'Angleterre lors de l'Euro 1996) a prêté une attention particulière à la préparation d'une éventuelle séance de tirs aux buts, et notamment aux aspects psychologiques déterminants dans cet exercice. Gareth Southgate est également connu pour son utilisation intensive de l'analyse de données, qui l'aide à améliorer le jeu de son équipe. Que peut retirer un spécialiste des RH de cette expérience ? Ne restez pas figé(e) dans d'anciennes structures et de vieux modèles ; regardez autour de vous. Testez régulièrement de nouvelles technologies ou des approches alternatives ; elles vous aideront à innover, voire à vous libérer d'anciennes contraintes. Et analysez bien les causes des échecs passés, ce qui vous permettra de rebondir. Belgique : une exploitation optimale des talents disponibles La Belgique offre le meilleur football à ce stade de la compétition. Le coach Martinez a étudié en profondeur les qualités de son effectif et en a conclu que la force de la Belgique réside principalement dans son jeu d'attaque. Il laisse donc son équipe exprimer tout son potentiel offensif, ce qui se révèle très attractif pour les spectateurs. Et peu importe si l'équipe encaisse un but. Les managers RH peuvent s'approprier cette stratégie : tirez le meilleur parti des collaborateurs en alignant les stratégies métiers avec leur potentiel. L'entreprise et les collaborateurs peuvent ainsi se développer ensemble et aboutir à de belles réalisations. France : l'équilibre jeunesse/expérience Après un premier tour mitigé, l'équipe de France a révélé tout son talent en 1/8e finale contre l'Argentine, un match qui restera probablement dans l'histoire de la Coupe du Monde. Alors que la débâcle de Knysna en 2010 avait été provoquée par une rupture entre l'équipe et le sélectionneur, Didier Deschamps (nommé en 2012) a su reconstruire une équipe, en tirant parti de la fougue d'une jeunesse talentueuse (Kilian M'Bappé, Benjamin Pavard) et de l'expérience de joueurs de niveau international (Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi, Hugo Lloris). Didier Deschamps - qui s'appuie lui-même sur une expérience de joueur de très haut niveau, ayant notamment remporté la Coupe du Monde 1998 - a su faire adhérer l'ensemble des titulaires comme des remplaçants à son projet, tout en affirmant ses choix coûte que coûte. Comme Didier Deschamps, le manager RH est parfois confronté à des choix difficiles. Dans ce cas, maintenez le cap, évangélisez continuellement, protégez votre équipe contre la pression extérieure, mais n'hésitez pas à faire évoluer votre stratégie en cours de projet si les premiers résultats sont décevants.
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Paul Pogba è passato dalle critiche degli scorsi mesi agli exploit al Mondiale, oggi una semifinale giocata alla perfezione Paul Pogba ha preso per mano la Francia. Il calciatore del Manchester United, ha vissuto un’annata pessima in Premier League, senza mezzi termini. Il rapporto con Mourinho sembrava essere ai minimi termini e le prestazioni non sono certo state positive. Il polpo è arrivato a Russia 2018 nell’occhio del ciclone, atteso ad un riscatto immediato dopo le copiose critiche piovutegli addosso durante la stagione. Ebbene, dopo un inizio in sordina, il centrocampista transalpino è salito di livello, sino alla semifinale odierna: una gara sontuosa di Pogba. Il centrocampista ex Juventus ha usato tutta la sua straripante fisicità per frenare la mediana belga, in possesso di palla invece i suoi strappi ed il palleggio sono stati fondamentali nella gestione del secondo tempo. Insomma, un Pogba in crescita netta, forse anche Mourinho sorriderà nel vederlo in questo stato di forma.

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July 09, 2018

The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World
Andreas Malm
Verso, $24.95 (cloth)

In Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, two juvenile gorillas watch as a younger sibling is caught in a snare set by poachers. The infant, unable to free herself, dies of her wounds. The next time the gorillas come across a snare, they work together to destroy it. Soon their whole family joins in, destroying the traps wherever they pose a threat.

In Mozambique, an old elephant warns the younger members of her herd to avoid the hairless primates. She remembers the civil war that, decades ago, decimated the country’s elephant population. As her herd migrates through poacher-heavy areas, they’ve learned to travel by night. 

And in Paris, climate activists push the assembled scientists and diplomats for stronger, more radical commitments. Some have set up a contest of sorts—the “Climate Games”—to see who can pull off the most innovative direct action. “We are not defending nature,” say the organizers. “We are nature defending itself.”

Is there a meaningful continuum among the gorillas, the elephants, and the activists? Are all three instances of “nature defending itself”? What, exactly, does it mean to be part of nature? Can we talk of a gorilla or elephant acting with intention at all—or a beaver, a bumblebee, a boreal forest?

To Malm, we aren’t part of nature. This is not only wrong; it is politically blinkered.

Parsing such questions is the task of The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World, the latest book from environmental historian Andreas Malm. While Malm acknowledges that “Theory does not seem like the most exigent business in a rapidly warming world,” he argues that that how we think about nature, society, and climate change informs how we act for climate justice. “Some theories can make the situation clearer while others might muddy it,” he writes, and he is here to wipe off the mud so that climate organizers may see clearly. 

It’s a good book. Malm has a deep understanding of climate change, writes clearly, and presents a useful overview of environmental thought. He also introduces some compelling concepts of his own, with provocative implications for political struggle.

But he leaves no room for the Climate Games. The cornerstone of his nature philosophy is that certain human capacities make our societies not only unique but fundamentally distinct from the rest of existence. We can’t be “nature defending itself” because we aren’t part of natureIn this, Malm not only stands on shaky intellectual ground, but actually constrains the possibilities of a truly liberated ecosocialist future. 

• • •

What Nature Isn’t

Given the magnitude of the climate threat, Malm writes, it is important that we avoid “blurry charts and foggy thinking.” And he sees a lot of fog.

Malm’s many intellectual foes fall into several camps. He begins with those who see nature as a social construction, a common view in academia. For British geographer Noel Castree, “Nature doesn’t exist ‘out there’ . . . waiting to be understood.” It is instead “a particularly powerful fiction,” one that “exists only so long as we collectively believe it to exist.” Most offensive to Malm is the claim that “global climate change is an idea,” not “a set of ‘real biophysical processes’ occurring regardless of our representations of it.” To Malm, this is postmodern babble, ludicrous on its face. The existence of a mountain, let alone climate change, is not contingent upon human representations.

Next in Malm’s lights are those thinkers, such as Bill McKibben and Jedediah Purdy, who define nature as that which is pristine, wholly separate from humans. On this view, as human settlements, pollution, and climate change affect ever more of the planet, nature is going if not gone. “In every respect,” Purdy writes in his book After Nature (2015) and echoes in these pages, “the world we inhabit will henceforth be the world we have made.” Malm has little patience for this approach, either. Just because society influences nature, he argues, does not mean nature is no more: “If I mix my coffee with sugar, I do not thereby come to believe that the coffee has ended.” Similarly, he writes that plastic waste, overfishing, and acidification do not mean the oceans have ended, nor that we have somehow “made” the ocean.

Malm moves rather quickly, and there is a chance he is being slightly unfair. For example, Castree has elsewhere written that his philosophy “is not at all a denial of the material reality of those things we routinely call natural—be they trees, rivers, animals, or anything else.” His argument rests instead on the (true) observations that social factors affect how we think about and define “nature,” and that many “natural” features in fact have a long history of human intervention. 

But even then, much of Malm’s critique still goes through. Castree’s emphasis on the social means he loses sight of the ultimate independence of nonhuman nature. “Castree charges that talk of independent nature is pure ideology,” Malm writes, “but it would be more correct to say that independent nature is the only thing that cannot come to an end. The paradox of climate change is that it makes it appear more strangely alive than ever.” (Of course, history’s hunter-gatherers, horticulturists, and sailors—not to mention the myriad societies that have embraced animism or invented nature gods—have always adapted their lives to the rhythms and flows of nonhuman nature. Malm should not be quite so surprised to find it “strangely alive.”)

Castree’s neglect of this living world even leads him to exaggerate the scientific uncertainty of climate change. Despite paying lip service to an underlying “biophysical world,” he is more interested in how climate is perceived by humans than in what is actually happening.

One gets the feeling Malm is more concerned with the potential political effects of others’ ideas than their intellectual merit—less with whether they are true, or represent an internally consistent philosophy of nature, than whether they are useful to guide climate activism. To an extent, this approach is admirable: theory divorced from practice is often just navel-gazing, and as temperatures rise, action is the priority. But his quick pace gave him little space to engage counterarguments, and I often found myself nodding along but not entirely convinced.

More interesting than Castree, to Malm and to me, is an array of “hybridist” views. Hybridist thinkers see the human and nonhuman as wholly intertwined, and find it impossible to extricate Society from Nature. Malm’s poster child for this way of thinking—in fact, his primary nemesis throughout the book—is French sociologist and philosopher Bruno Latour. As of 2007, we are told, Latour was the tenth most cited writer in the humanities (“a full 26 [notches] above Karl Marx,” Malm laments). “I am aiming at blurring the distinction between nature and society durably,” Latour writes in Politics of Nature (1999), “so that we shall never have to go back to two distinct sets.”

What does this mean for climate change? Latour runs through a list of ecological issues—the ozone hole, warming, deforestation—and asks, “Are they human? Human because they are our work. Are they natural? Natural because they are not our doing.” They are hybrids—messy interactions of the human and the not human—just like everything else.

“Less of Latour, more of Lenin,” Malm says. “That is what the warming condition calls for.”

Malm doesn’t like this very much. He starts by observing that Latour’s “hybrid” framework implicitly concedes there are two separate things to be hybridized. I suppose this is right, but it misses what makes the hybridist view compelling. Aren’t the boundaries blurred, after all? Malm’s more provocative disagreement is political. Just because two things interact—perhaps even are intertwined—does not mean they are indistinguishable. If we are to confront climate change, he argues, we are going to need to pick out and confront its cause in the human component. To say the social and the natural are one, he claims, obscures this necessary task.

Malm is right that Latour himself can get muddled in questions of causation, and is likely not the best inspiration for climate politics: Latour has been described as a “benevolent French centrist,” and gives such advice as, “Don’t focus on capitalism.” But Malm’s outright rejection of hybridism goes further than is necessary. We could say that society is part of nature without losing sight of society. We do say that beavers are part of nature, and still we recognize that beavers build dams. We can say that asteroids are part of nature, and still hypothesize that an asteroid caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. So why can’t we concede that human society is part of nature, and still recognize that these societies produce climate change?

Malm is right that we need to pick out the human cause of warming, but this in itself is not a reason to keep nature and society separate. To bolster his claim, he sets out to define the key differences between humans, asteroids, and beavers.

• • •

What Nature Is

If the constructionists and hybridists are all wrong, who is right? Malm’s answer is the British philosopher Kate Soper, who defines nature as follows:

those material structures and processes that are independent of human activity (in the sense that they are not a humanly created product), and whose forces and causal powers are the necessary conditions of every human practice, and determine the possible forms it can take.

Malm says this passage “deserves to be read again and memorized,” and he refers to it repeatedly as a more sensible alternative to the McKibbens and Latours of the world, one that offers a coherent way of thinking about anthropogenic climate change.

What does this definition mean for the relation between nature and society? Malm sketches out what he calls a “substance monist, property dualist” view. Substance monism: Nature and human society are made of the same physical stuff, and the latter depends upon and emerges out of the former. Property dualism: Nature and society have fundamentally different properties.

For the most part, Malm makes this argument carefully. He clarifies that these differences do not make humans “better” than nonhumans, nor justify the abuse of the latter. (A mutual acquaintance tells me Malm is vegetarian.) He is also clear that the distinctions between society and nature mark just one divide in a greater “property pluralism,” a wider universe of sames and differences. But he still thinks this particular distinction is crucial to climate politics, in particular when it comes to the question of agency. Who or what is causing climate change, and who or what can stop it?

On agency, philosophers take a wide range of views. Latour and the “new materialists” define agency as “making some difference to a state of affairs,” and thus pretty much anything is an agent. Malm, a materialist of the old variety, isn’t having it. To divorce agency from intentionality, he argues, is to make the word meaningless. If humans (who act with intention) and carbon dioxide atoms (which presumably do not) are lumped together as agents, it is harder to assign responsibility.  

Next are those thinkers, such as ecofeminist Val Plumwood, who put forth a theory of “weak pansychism”—again, pretty much anything is an agent, but this time because pretty much anything possesses something akin to a mind. So maybe the carbon dioxide atoms do act intentionally. For Malm, this is unserious, as “a river or a mountain . . . evidently do not have brains, which means that they cannot have minds, which ought to imply that they lack the ability to form intentions, as the term is commonly used.” This may well miss Plumwood’s point, which is that animal brains might not be needed to produce mindlike qualities. But, even conceding that trees and rocks lack conscious intentionality, what about nonhuman animals?

Say we do scrap fossil fuels, shrimp trawlers, gold mines, slaughterhouses, monocultures, and the government. What are the alternatives? Malm offers little guidance.

Malm allows that a baboon or a beaver might perhaps be an agent, but he argues that humans and our communities exercise greater degrees of agency. He’s correct, of course, that our species has certain unique aspects (as do chimpanzees, for that matter, or giant sequoias). But he exaggerates this uniqueness, often underestimating nonhumans and overestimating—or at least misunderstanding—humans. The expansive gulf he perceives between humans and nature structures not just his theory but his vision of the future—so it is worth taking the time to deflate it.

For example, Malm explores a number of ways in which our capacity for abstract thought sets us apart and contributes to greater agency. In some examples he is simply wrong. For instance, he cites our “special ability to think about . . . the thoughts of others,” but there is evidence of this phenomenon in nonhuman animals, including ravens and our fellow primates. In one experiment, rhesus macaque monkeys chose to steal a grape from a human who couldn’t see them rather than from one who could. They appear to understand what humans “can perceive based on where they are looking,” wrote the study’s authors, “an essential component of [theory of mind].” In other examples Malm is on firmer ground—that humans alone conceive of and carve tools out of stone, or have a particularly complex language. But what is it these abilities supposedly signify?

He differentiates humans using three levels of agency, the framework of Marxist historian Perry Anderson. The first level is personal, private agency, which Malm admits is ubiquitous in the animal kingdom. Second, Malm writes, is “the pursuit not of private but of ‘public’ goals. . . . Staple examples include political campaigns, military confrontations, religious crusades, the signing of treaties, the erection of monuments, the exploration of distant lands. . . . Here the individual no longer acts to further her own goal, but acts together with others to achieve something they have jointly set their minds on.” While Malm writes that this level is only rarely achieved by nonhuman animals, the evidence suggests otherwise. To the list of staple examples—individuals acting with others in pursuit of a shared goal—I might add a chimpanzee raid on a neighboring troop, a wolf pack’s hunt, a team of gorillas dismantling a trap, an elephant herd’s migration. (In all of these animals, intelligence is relatively uncontroversial. More speculatively, an ant colony’s war for territory or a beehive’s search for food might belong as well.)

It is the third and final level of agency, however, that Malm sees as truly unique. This is the agency, to quote Anderson, in which humans embark “in a conscious programme aimed at creating or remodeling whole social structures . . . to produce a premeditated future.” This “unprecedented form of agency,” Anderson writes, was inaugurated in the Russian Revolution. As Malm puts it, “Less of Latour, more of Lenin: that is what the warming condition calls for.” I confess I do not know of any nonhuman animal that could successfully pull off the conception and implementation of an entirely new social system. But neither did the Bolsheviks. As anthropologist David Graeber has written, “Every attempt to apply such a scientific approach to human society—whether by right or left, whether it takes the form of neoclassical economics or historical materialism—has proved . . . disastrous.” We should note that these disasters have been both social and ecological—neither humans nor ecosystems respond well to sweeping, top-down impositions. This third level of agency, then, may be unique to humans, but it is something of an illusion. A wiser climate politics might rein in the hubris, as it helped get us into this mess.

We are not, it turns out, quite the agents we would like to be. Malm seems to take as a given that we possess a strong form of individual free will and self-determination, with our minds having ultimate control over what “we” (our human bodies) do. But evidence for this claim is debatable, at best. Even our more banal acts of intentionality are influenced by uncountable factors beyond our control: our gut bacteria, what color tie someone is wearing, subtle scents, billions of years of evolution. At some level, Malm acknowledges this. He accepts that, in the words of environmental historian Linda Nash, “so-called human agency cannot be separated from the environments in which that agency emerges.” But he balks at any suggestion that this means those environments share agency, and undersells the degree of this influence.

In the end, Malm relies on a gut instinct that human societies represent something of a rupture in the path of evolution. It seems to him obviously indefensible to define nature as all that is; to use his example, he defies anyone to suggest that the “gentrification of a neighbourhood is exactly as natural as the rotation of a planet.” 

I get this instinct. Habitats change dramatically for a variety of reasons, but it can be hard to see a continuum between glaciation and urbanization, planetary rotation and gentrification. But then again: Displacement, competing populations, the rise and fall of thriving communities—is this not the stuff of ecology? In A Scientist in the City (1994), physicist James Trefil wrote that cities 

aren’t unnatural, any more than beaver dams or anthills are unnatural. Beavers, ants, and human beings are all products of evolution, part of the web of life that exists on our planet. As part of their survival, they alter their environments and build shelters. There’s nothing ‘unnatural’ about this.

(Of course, this does not mean that whatever humans do, naturally, is ethical. If human societies engage in destructive behavior, toward humans or other life, the problem is not that this is ‘unnatural’ but that it creates avoidable harm.) Recent research has even suggested that wildlife ecology can be influenced by individual nonhuman personalities, as well as the collective action of groups. To maintain that this is natural while human societies are unnatural is to robotize the nonhuman world, robbing agency and intentionality from our fellow creatures and denying Darwin’s claim that the difference between ourselves and other animals “is one of degree and not of kind.”

So either other sentient animals are social (and thus unnatural), human society is natural, or we redefine society to represent only that narrow range of the human experience that is truly unique. Malm would probably opt for the third option, and nothing I have said has quite refuted it. I concede that humans are political and moral actors to a degree that other animals, so far as we know, are not (though to treat this as a defining trait privileges certain ages and abilities). And even if we are embedded in and influenced by a complex ecological network, human collective action will be key to fighting climate change and all of our other woes.

In the end, though, I ask the same question Malm does: Which theory is the better guide for climate organizing? 

• • •

What Nature Can Be

Malm is genuinely stirring in his militant calls to action: “We should conclude, first of all, that building a new coal-fired power plant, or continuing to operate an old one, or drilling for oil, or expanding an airport, or planning for a highway is now irrational violence.” He praises McKibben as an activist (if not as a theorist), and cites 350.org as a group acting according to sound philosophy, laser-focused on the primary social cause of climate change: the fossil-fuel industry. He endorses the urge to “physically cut off fossil fuel combustion, deflate the tyres, block the runways, lay siege to the platforms, invade the mines.” We must “commit to the most militant and unwavering opposition to this system, or sit watching as it all goes down the drain.”

All of this is powerful, but it leaves two main questions. First, what is “this system” we are supposed to oppose and dismantle? For Malm it is what he calls “fossil capitalism,” but this is too narrow. The broader ecological crisis—not just warming but deforestation, pollution, overfishing—stems from patterns of food production and land use (not to mention social inequities) as old as states themselves; it is not reducible to coal, oil, and natural gas. Capitalism made it worse, of course, but the troubles run deeper.

If we follow Malm’s logic and scrap not only fossil fuels but shrimp trawlers, gold mines, slaughterhouses, monocultures and the government, the second question becomes even more obvious: What alternatives must we build? Unfortunately, Malm’s framework offers little (though not no) guidance. 

He does reject “a policy of non-engagement,” as “humans must combine with nature,” and rightly opposes any attempt at mastery over the nonhuman, which he sees as fundamentally uncontrollable. He quotes Naomi Klein’s prediction that, because “The sun, wind and waves . . . can never be fully possessed,” embracing renewables will cause “a fundamental shift in power relations between humanity and the natural world on which we depend.” He proposes this politics of humility alongside a goal of retreat. “What victory would look like,” he writes, is leaving land for indigenous groups “all to themselves, with no one there to drive them into mines and cut the trees down.” All this marks “the death of affirmative politics. Negativity is our only chance now.”

I am all for humility and decolonization, leaving vast swathes of the planet for indigenous peoples and wildlife restoration. But like it or not, there are 7.6 billion humans swarming around, and a strategy that amounts to “destroy and retreat” leaves little room for a positive future. This failure, it seems to me, stems from a theoretical basis emphasizing disjuncture.

In Malm’s final, most interesting chapter, “On Unruly Nature,” he offers the germ of an alternative. He tentatively puts forward a theory of “ecological autonomism,” analogous to autonomist Marxism. Capitalism pursues ever more control over nonhuman nature, as it pursues the same over workers. But this attempt at control, over labor or soil, is doomed to backfire: it breeds the conditions of its own demise. Through the strike or the storm, the backlash of uncontrollable workers and nature spells capitalism’s undoing. 

It is not a perfect analogy, Malm admits. For one, a storm is less desirable than a strike, as it will take out the global poor first. But there’s a recognition of something shared between human and nonhuman, an unbreakable independent spirit that makes a villain out of top-down control itself. Henry David Thoreau called it “wildness”; we might call it the democratic instinct. It is from this recognition that any vision for an ecological future must begin. It looks away from our supposedly unique “third level of agency” toward more universal features of the natural world: adaptation, spontaneity, experimentation, freedom. It centers empathy and cooperation—think of gorillas dismantling traps—and uplifts the sort of care and subsistence labor that has traditionally been devalued by nature/society binaries, justifying the exploitation of women, indigenous groups and nonhumans. It draws on an evolutionary history of mutual aid, a lineage from beetles to humans famously drawn by Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin. Less Lenin, more lemur.

It may not be enough to rewild the forests, the prairies, the oceans, and the deserts—though of course we must do those things. We must also rewild ourselves.

To develop these qualities, I submit, it helps to conceive of human society as a subset of the natural. It may not be enough to rewild the forests, the prairies, the oceans and the deserts (although of course we must do those things). Perhaps we must rewild ourselves. The goal should be what left-green theorist Murray Bookchin called “Third Nature,” a harmonious, fecund synthesis of the nonhuman world (“First Nature”) and human communities (“Second Nature”). There are shortcomings to Bookchin’s approach—the First/Second distinction is sometimes exaggerated, much like Malm’s Nature/Society distinction—but by grouping everything together as “nature,” he was able to emphasize the shared aspects among all life.

What we need, in a word, is integration. In food production, where permaculture and agro-ecological techniques are finding that the same land can feed humans and sustain wildlife, if we orient ourselves toward cooperation rather than control. In energy, where, as Klein suggests, we may have to adapt our lives to the ebb and flow of wind and sun. In land use, where we must create space and introduce vanished animals to allow ecosystems to restore themselves (“let the rodent do the work,” says one beaver proponent, responding to the animal’s ability to almost single-handedly restore wetlands). In leisure, where low-work, low-carbon lives will bring more of us outdoors for the pure joy of it. And in our minds, where many cultures must unlearn millennia of dualist, supremacist thinking toward the nonhuman world. All strategies in which humans and nonhumans work together as co-agents to build a diverse and vibrant world.

Malm might agree with at least some of this prescription, but I don’t think he finds it exciting. “It . . . seems a rather dispiriting and demobilising move,” he writes, “to tell [humans] that they are nothing special, that nothing separates them from an animal or a machine, that they have no centrally placed agency on which everything else depends.” But properly conceived, this move can be liberating. For myself, the recognition that the world is not mine to command, that many of its inhabitants have inner lives comparable to yet different from my own, has been a source of wonder, curiosity, awe, and inspiration. It has made this planet a fuller, less lonely place to be—and made the living world something I would fight for.

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          The political representation of the European people      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

English version of the political philosopher’s interview with Vadim Kamenka of L’Humanite Dimanche (21 June) and Ana Maria Merlo for Il Manifesto (15 June).

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IM/HD: We are today witnessing the advance of nationalist, xenophobic and extreme-right groups in every successive European election. They have even managed to enter government, for instance, in Italy. What’s going on?

Etienne Balibar (EB): This trend has been ongoing for years and reveals a crisis in the current form of European construction, which is probably irreversible. It is moving from one country to another, but the formula is the same: the effects of austerity measures on the poor and middle classes as well as the development of social and territorial inequalities are the logical result of so-called free and undistorted competition. These elements crystallise within the malaise created by the technocratic government of the EU and its member states. They foster nationalism, xenophobia and a loathing for democracy.

But ever since the Greek crisis and Brexit, it has also become clear that it is neither possible to leave the EU, nor to expel a member state. Obviously, some political forces believe in an exit from Europe, but no government can impose it. I think the situation will further deteriorate as we head towards a mutual neutralisation of hegemonic forces in Europe due to the lack of an alternative project on the part of new individuals, emergent groups or political movements. The consequences of this development are unpredictable.

IM/HD: Will we see an EU showdown with Italy, similar to the one in 2015?

EB: The statements of the president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, are revealing. He has said that he wanted to avoid the errors made in 2015. But what errors is he referring to? Is he talking about the content, about the wilful destruction of an economy and a society? Or is he merely talking about the form this took, which hadn’t respected the procedures? The European leaders know that they cannot show the same open contempt towards the choice made by the Italians with which they treated that of the Greeks. But I do find it telling that they want to avoid a conflict with the extreme-right while they deliberately sought it with the left-wing government. I do find it telling that they want to avoid a conflict with the extreme-right while they deliberately sought it with the left-wing government.

IM/HD: Do the suggestions for an overhaul of Europe put forward by French president Emmanuel Macron during his speech at the Sorbonne or the plans laid out by German Chancellor Angela Merkel really take into account the full extent of the crisis that Europe is undergoing?

EB: What plan? It’s mere window dressing. Of course cultural exchanges are important. But it won’t take us very far if it’s only to proclaim once again the common destiny of the European peoples. The crux of the matter is the EU economic and financial structures. Banks have already been consolidated. The project to transform the European solidarity mechanism into a monetary fund was inspired by the rules of the IMF. And Germany and the Netherlands still don’t accept a common budget without guarantees against transfers.

Ever since the crisis of 2008, economists have repeatedly said that a single currency cannot work without a common budget. But Germany only accepts minor adjustments, and it is likely that the French government will head in the same direction. This will seal the sovereignty of financial institutions instead of limiting competition between European states and producers and thereby strengthening solidarity.

The project that is here outlined certainly doesn’t attempt to ward off the splitting of Europe into hierarchical economic zones: attractive zones for foreign capital, subcontracting zones, zones for the supply of a cheap workforce and holiday zones for the bourgeoisie and petty bourgeoisie. What happens in Greece today is striking. The salaries and pensions have collapsed, current accounts are picking up, and the tourism industry is running at full capacity. The environmental and sociological consequences are terrifying.

IM/HD: Macron’s Sorbonne speech at least mentioned the necessity to fight against the rise of the extreme right. Does nothing in the project that is currently under discussion pick up on this dimension?

EB: Frankly, I find it astonishing that no debate on the crisis besetting European construction is taking place in the European Parliament. Maybe it would be a cacophony, speeches with fascist leanings would be delivered by populist forces, some of which are already in power or about to enter government. But we can’t ignore the fact that the crisis of the system is also its lack of democracy. The more profound it gets, the more technocrats will argue that the population should not have its say. They fear that their capacity for action will be paralysed. The more profound [the crisis] gets, the more technocrats will argue that the population should not have its say.

But what are they doing about it? I wonder when the time will be ripe for public debates about the problems of Europe on a European level and not in a small committee of the Commission or of the heads of states. The situation is certainly worrying enough for a debate to take place in the European Parliament without waiting for a common agreement between Macron and Merkel on a minimum programme.

The “reconstruction” programme won’t get Europe out of its current crisis. Let’s stop the hypocritical discourse dividing Europe into those who pay and those who receive. As if German, Dutch or French tax payers were subsidising southern Europe. This really is the true “populism”.

All creditor countries are profiting from the differential salaries and interest rates. Germany is able to export everywhere because it is producing in national conditions while selling on the global market with a currency that is not too strong. This explains the entire opposition of German capitalists to amending the contract of 1992. It is the foundation of their European governance. Macron has never even contemplated attacking it.

IM/HD: Why are left-wing factions so unable to weigh in on the current debate?

EB: If the left wants to rebuild itself, this can only happen in many countries simultaneously. The left has to conceive of itself as a European Left, despite the many difficulties. In this sense, the idea of a trans-European campaign launched by Varoufakis seems right.

Such a campaign is necessary in order to break down the barriers and bring the debate onto the citizen’s level. But this is not self-evident. Many believed (myself included) that unification from above would exert sufficient pressure to trigger off a cross-border debate despite the many obstacles such as language, political cultures, organisational crises, the rise to power of technocrats, the monopoly of national political elites. All this made people withdraw into their own territories which are slipping from their grasp. And this is exploited in demagogic and backward discourses. But the left must face the real world.

It was also an error to believe that the European construction would render the national question obsolete or relativize it. The current crisis proves the opposite. No nation or region has the privilege of nationalism to themselves. The purely negative conception of national interest remains the most commonly shared matter in Europe. Every single country is afraid of being exploited by a neighbour or dissolved by a globalisation in which Europe would merely be the humble instrument. The purely negative conception of national interest remains the most commonly shared matter in Europe.

IM/HD: Are such examples as the Aquarius and the 600 people who cannot find refuge on a continent as rich as Europe proof that conservative ideas and nationalist movements deploying the mythical threat of massive immigration have won out in our societies?

EB: The only advantage in this appalling episode is that Europeans cannot perceive of the problem as purely Italian any more.

For years, France has had an attitude of repugnant hypocrisy. It gives lessons to others, but from Calais to the Italian borders migrants and those who help them are being harrassed. Inequalities and humiliations are creating this identical “hostile environment” to the one the British government made a hue and cry about. What I’m also scandalised about is the fact that France hasn’t even accepted a tenth of the refugees it had promised to take, while Angela Merkel accepted hundreds of thousands of them. Finally, we have to admit that the policies of the Visegrad group are not so very different from our own: they’re only more sincere. Finally, we have to admit that the policies of the Visegrad group are not so very different from our own: they’re only more sincere.

The question everybody is asking is how to balance all the dimensions of the problem. Rationally, looking at the number of displaced persons and the capacities of member states, there is nothing irresolvable. It’s not an invasion. It is necessary to create the proper means to receive them, teach them the language, help them get through... The other aspect is the Mediterranean hecatomb which is taking genocidal dimensions. It’s an extreme phrase, but how else are we to define the elimination of thousands of individuals based on their race – an elimination that is tolerated, anticipated and organised by default. It’s a rampant genocide, taking place not in a closed territory but in a borderland between states. History will hold us accountable for this.

IM/HD: What would your main propositions for the genuine rebuilding of Europe look like?

EB: Europe can only be relaunched by addressing three questions. First, the question about the role it plays in globalisation: can it change its course and if so in what direction? Secondly, faced with neoliberalism, can a social European project be revived, and if so with which supporting forces ? Thirdly, can an equilibrium be found between the representation of the citizens by and large and the representation of nations or nationalities. In other words, can Europe invent the representative, participative and pluralist federal framework that it needs? Can Europe invent the representative, participative and pluralist federal framework that it needs?

I insist on this question because it is the key to the other ones. Each one of our countries suffers from the pathology of representative democracy, because the formal powers are not localised at the same place as the real powers.

But the era of representation won’t end as long as public institutions exist – Habermas is certainly right on this point. The question of European finances needs to be linked to the question of the political representation of the European people. 

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          Oversight and Efficiency in Public Projects: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authors: Eduard Calvo, Ruomeng Cui and Juan Camilo Serpa

Publication: Management Science, Forthcoming

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In the U.S., four in ten public infrastructure projects report delays or cost overruns. To tackle this problem, regulators often scrutinize the project contractor’s operations. We investigate the causal effect of government oversight on project efficiency by gleaning 262,857 projects that span seventy-one U.S. federal agencies and 54,739 contractors. Our identification strategy exploits a regulatory bylaw: if a project’s anticipated budget exceeds a threshold value, the contractor’s operations are subject to surveillance from independent procurement officers; otherwise, these operational checks are waived. Using a regression discontinuity design, we find that oversight is obstructive to the project’s operations, especially when the contractor (i) has no prior experience in public projects, (ii) is paid with a fixed-price contract that includes performance-based incentives, and (iii) performs a labor-intensive task. In contrast, oversight is least obstructive — or beneficial — when the contractor (i) is experienced, (ii) is paid with a time-and-materials contract, and (iii) performs a machine-intensive task.

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Steve Bell, author (most recently) of the book Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT is my guest for episode #161 of my Podcast series. Steve is a fellow faculty member for the Lean Enterprise Institute and he is also a founder of Lean4NGO.org that works with non-profits in the developing world. He is also founder of Lean IT Strategies, LLC, coaching IT professionals as they partner with their business colleagues to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities in the rapidly changing, technology-enabled business landscape. In this episode, Steve talks about: - Why "Lean Thinking" is important in IT - What is "Lean IT," including some success stories - How do agile, scrum, Lean IT, and Lean Startups fit together? - His upcoming LEI workshop in San Francisco this February - Lean4NGO initiative
          Collective Data-Sanitization for Preventing Sensitive Information Inference Attacks in Social Networks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Releasing social network data could seriously breach user privacy. User profile and friendship relations are inherently private. Unfortunately, sensitive information may be predicted out of released data through data mining techniques. Therefore, sanitizing network data prior to release is necessary. In this paper, we explore how to launch an inference attack exploiting social networks with a mixture of non-sensitive attributes and social relationships. We map this issue to a collective classification problem and propose a collective inference model. In our model, an attacker utilizes user profile and social relationships in a collective manner to predict sensitive information of related victims in a released social network dataset. To protect against such attacks, we propose a data sanitization method collectively manipulating user profile and friendship relations. Besides sanitizing friendship relations, the proposed method can take advantages of various data-manipulating methods. We show that we can easily reduce adversary’s prediction accuracy on sensitive information, while resulting in less accuracy decrease on non-sensitive information towards three social network datasets. This is the first work to employ collective methods involving various data-manipulating methods and social relationships to protect against inference attacks in social networks.
          Exploiting Social Network to Enhance Human-to-Human Infection Analysis without Privacy Leakage      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Human-to-human infection, as a type of fatal public health threats, can rapidly spread, resulting in a large amount of labor and health cost for treatment, control and prevention. To slow down the spread of infection, social network is envisioned to provide detailed contact statistics to isolate susceptive people who has frequent contacts with infected patients. In this paper, we propose a novel human-to-human infection analysis approach by exploiting social network data and health data that are collected by social network and e-healthcare technologies. We enable the social cloud server and health cloud server to exchange social contact information of infected patients and user's health condition in a privacy-preserving way. Specifically, we propose a privacy-preserving data query method based on conditional oblivious transfer to guarantee that only the authorized entities can query users’ social data and the social cloud server cannot infer anything during the query. In addition, we propose a privacy-preserving classification-based infection analysis method that can be performed by untrusted cloud servers without accessing the users’ health data. The performance evaluation shows that the proposed approach achieves higher infection analysis accuracy with the acceptable computational overhead.
          Social Fingerprinting: Detection of Spambot Groups Through DNA-Inspired Behavioral Modeling      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Spambot detection in online social networks is a long-lasting challenge involving the study and design of detection techniques capable of efficiently identifying ever-evolving spammers. Recently, a new wave of social spambots has emerged, with advanced human-like characteristics that allow them to go undetected even by current state-of-the-art algorithms. In this paper, we show that efficient spambots detection can be achieved via an in-depth analysis of their collective behaviors exploiting the digital DNA technique for modeling the behaviors of social network users. Inspired by its biological counterpart, in the digital DNA representation the behavioral lifetime of a digital account is encoded in a sequence of characters. Then, we define a similarity measure for such digital DNA sequences. We build upon digital DNA and the similarity between groups of users to characterize both genuine accounts and spambots. Leveraging such a characterization, we design the Social Fingerprinting technique, which is able to discriminate among spambots and genuine accounts in both a supervised and an unsupervised fashion. We also evaluate the effectiveness of Social Fingerprinting and we compare it with three state-of-the-art detection showing the superiority of our solution. Finally, among the peculiarities of our approach is the possibility to apply off-the-shelf DNA analysis techniques to study online users behaviors and to efficiently rely on a limited number of lightweight account characteristics.
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          Sarah Palin Blasts Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Sick’ Humor After Being Duped By His Showtime Prank Series      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sarah Palin is hoppin’ mad at Sacha Baron Cohen — and for good reason. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate blasted the British comedian after she was tricked into a phony interview for his upcoming show, Who is America?, a secret Showtime comedy series that was announced earlier this week.

After Palin was duped by the fake interview with Cohen, she took to Facebook to blast the comic for the disrespectful sitdown.

“Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?” an angry Sarah Palin wrote. “I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime.”

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          Overcoming the Data Crisis in Biodiversity Conservation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018

Source: Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Author(s): Holly K. Kindsvater, Nicholas K. Dulvy, Cat Horswill, Maria-José Juan-Jordá, Marc Mangel, Jason Matthiopoulos

How can we track population trends when monitoring data are sparse? Population declines can go undetected, despite ongoing threats. For example, only one of every 200 harvested species are monitored. This gap leads to uncertainty about the seriousness of declines and hampers effective conservation. Collecting more data is important, but we can also make better use of existing information. Prior knowledge of physiology, life history, and community ecology can be used to inform population models. Additionally, in multispecies models, information can be shared among taxa based on phylogenetic, spatial, or temporal proximity. By exploiting generalities across species that share evolutionary or ecological characteristics within Bayesian hierarchical models, we can fill crucial gaps in the assessment of species’ status with unparalleled quantitative rigor.


          Sarah Palin Accuses Sacha Baron Cohen of Duping Her for Showtime Series      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Add Sarah Palin to the list of people offended by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s style of humor. The former vice presidential candidate has said in a Facebook post that she and her daughter were “duped” into participating in an interview for Cohen’s Showtime series “Who Is America?” She referred to his humor as “evil, exploitive” […]
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Nouvelle tablette low-cost ou ultraportable d'entrée de gamme, la Surface Go de Microsoft vient conquérir un marché où on ne l'attendait pas vraiment, lui qui s'employait jusque là à conquérir des marchés jusqu'alors inexploités par Windows. Hors, après des semaines de rumeurs et de spéculations en tout genre, Microsoft lève le voile sur sa nouvelle […]
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          Diastereoselective Synthesis and Profiling of Bicyclic Imidazolidinone Derivatives Bearing a Difluoromethylated Catechol Unit as Potent Phosphodiesterase 4 Inhibitors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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Alexey Yurievich Sukhorukov, Valentin Dorokhov, Ivan Golovanov, Sema Ioffe, Vladimir Tartakovsky
Metal-mediated C-H functionalization of cyclic N-oxides was exploited to access a series of new difluoromethylated analogs of imidazolidinone-based PDE4 inhibitor CMPI in a diastereoselective manner. Among the products synthesized, compounds...
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          Consultancy: Technical support to the Public Finance and Local Governance Unit, SIP Section, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #514513      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Background and rationale

UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of child rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. The 2018-2021 Strategic plan highlights UNICEF’s contribution to five goals:

1. Every child survives and thrives;

2. Every child learns;

3. Every child is protected from violence and exploitation;

4. Every child lives in a safe and clean environment; and

5. Every child has an equitable chance in life.

A core programme strategy to achieve these goals is through UNICEF’s PF4C work. PF4C refers to a collective body of programmatic and other activities at country, regional and global levels, often in partnership with others, to influence the mobilization, allocation and utilization of domestic public financial resources, for greater, more equitable and sustainable results for children. UNICEF recently rolled out a Global Programme Framework[1] (hereinafter referred to as the “PF4C Framework”), to further enhance the effectiveness and impacts of its PF4C work and promote collaborate efforts both within UNICEF and with external partners.

Purpose

Under the close guidance of the PF4C program specialists and the overall supervision of the chief of the Public Finance and Local Governance (PFLG) unit, Social Inclusion and Policy Section within the Programme Division at UNICEF Headquarters in New York, this position will provide the analytical, research and knowledge management support to the timeliness and high quality of the PF4C workplan implementation.

Expected tasks and deliverables

The selected consultant is expected to deliver a combination of tasks designed to support the work of the PFLG team and the timely completion of planned activities. More specifically, the consultant will be expected to complete the following deliverables.

Duty Station: NYHQ

Start Date: 1 August 2018End Date: 13 July 2019

Remuneration: Payments for work completed is processed monthly, based on submitted invoices for completed deliverables, verified and signed by the supervising officer, and approved by the Chief of Section.Total number of working days = 240 full-time days (over a period of 11.5 months)

Key competences, technical background, and experience required

  • A Master’s degree in development economics, public finance, public policy, or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience in the area of public policy, socio-economic development and child and/or human rights.
  • A strong writer and interpersonal communicator, with proven ability to draft a coherent narrative from multiple sources of information.
  • Strong analytical skills in analysing numerical and text-based information, summarizing them with tables and graphs, and presenting with clear, impactful writing and visualization.
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, and/or data analysis software. Experience with text analytics software(s) a plus.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard Microsoft applications: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Key competences: Drive for results, self-motivated and driven, team-player who can take initiative, and as adept at problem solving.
  • Professional fluency and excellent writing skills in English are a must. Knowledge of Spanish, French, and/or Arabic a plus
  • Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    Remarks

    With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.

    At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514513


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              F1 2018 : configurations minimum et recommandée      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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    F1 2018 se veut encore plus réaliste que ces prédécesseurs avec notamment un mode carrière plus réaliste qui faisait défaut dans les anciens titres. Il met par exemple le joueur en relation avec la presse

     

    Le titre sortira le 24 août prochain sur PC.

    Voici es configurations requises :

    Minimale :

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    • Mémoire vive : 8 Go de mémoire
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    • Système d'exploitation : 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processeur : Intel Core i5 8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    • Mémoire vive : 8 Go de mémoire
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    Comme on pouvait s'y attendre dans un jeu de simulation, le jeu demande un processeur assez puissant alors que niveau graphique, on reste dans la moyenne. A noter les 8Go de ram ce qui montrent que c'est encore largement suffisant à l'heure actuelle dans de nombreux jeux !

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    La catégorie dans laquelle vous tombez pourrait déterminer le succès et le bonheur dans votre relation. Par exemple, avez-vous déjà eu l’impression de ne pas être à la hauteur dans une relation ? Avez-vous déjà été exploité par un conjoint ? Vous êtes-vous déjà retrouvé avec le sentiment de tout donner à quelqu’un et de vous sentir complètement épuisé ? [...]
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    From the authors of The South was Right! comes what one historian calls one of the most important and original histories of the Southern people. Punished with Poverty tells the unvarnished story of the intentional policy of economic devastation and exploitation of the South which has affected all Southerners, both black and white, long after the close of the “Civil War” and “Reconstruction.” In fact, the sad legacy of these punitive policies continues to this very day. The over-arching theme of Southern history is not Race, as is conventionally stated, but Poverty—poverty not due to the South’s shortcomings, but imposed … Continue reading

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    There you go. That is a massive, powerful proof. Democrats are hypocrites. They literally can't NOT be hypocrites. And they have the same basic morality that all atheists have: the ends justify the means which means that they can do ANYTHING and it's not wrong when they do what they would be burning cars in the street if their opponents did. This is what makes them so truly evil.
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              Private and secure multiparty histograms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Please pick a number between 1 and 10, and don’t tell anybody what you picked.

    Got it? Great.

    Now, I know you chose a number with deep personal meaning to you. Maybe the number you chose could cause you some trouble if other people knew it? If it helps you get into the spirit of this exercise, you can pretend your number represents your salary or the number of hours you sleep per day or the number of showers you take per week.

    At this point, everyone reading this post has picked a number, and none of you want to share it. You especially don’t want to give it to Facebook or Cambridge Analytica or any of these big companies that make their money by selling what they know about you.

    But you’re probably curious. How many other people picked the same number? How popular were the numbers you didn’t pick? (So long as you can keep your privacy, there are lots of good reasons to contribute to aggregate research, such as medical studies.)

    We’ll answer those questions with a histogram. But I’ll walk you through techniques that ensure that you don’t have to reveal your secret number to anyone in the process of computing the histogram, and furthermore that someone who learns the information in the histogram still can’t find out what your secret number was.

    There will be nothing new here for experts in differential privacy or secure multiparty computation; instead I’m aiming for a tutorial for programmers who aren’t familiar with these fields. Also, don’t rely on my explanations to implement anything where you really care about security. (This falls under the general advice, “don’t roll your own crypto.”) Rather I just want to spread awareness of several decades of research that are very relevant to us today.

    What is “privacy”, really?

    You might expect that a histogram is pretty good for keeping individual numbers secret. If a hundred people are counted in the same histogram, how could I prove which bin you’re in?

    However: there’s a long history of people publishing data that seemed like it shouldn’t breach anyone’s privacy, only for someone to discover that in conjunction with other information, it wasn’t nearly as private as it seemed. An extreme case here would be if I know the secret number of everyone except you: I can then tell which bin you’re in by elimination. By the same token, if you and I are the only participants in this project, then I can subtract my contribution from the histogram and yours will be all that’s left. Privacy compromises can get much more complicated than either of these two cases, of course.

    One well-known example was when Netflix published anonymized movie rental histories for their Netflix Prize competition in 2006. By 2007, researchers had demonstrated how to correlate the anonymized Netflix ratings with public movie ratings from IMDb, successfully re-identifying private movie rating records in the Netflix dataset, with implications for the privacy of people’s sexuality and their political and religious views1.

    If you want to know whether a piece of information is going to deprive someone of their privacy, the lesson here is you can’t just reason about what an adversary can learn from the information you’re publishing. You have to consider everything they could possibly have known already.

    So now we’ve gone from “this seems fine” to “this seems impossible!”

    It turns out however that there are general techniques which can provably preserve privacy! The field is called “differential privacy”. Research in this area kicked off with Dwork, McSherry, Nissim, and Smith publishing “Calibrating Noise to Sensitivity in Private Data Analysis” in 2006, although that paper did not yet use the “differential privacy” terminology.

    Differential privacy promises that the data generated from a dataset won’t be significantly different whether your data is in that dataset or not, so you might as well participate. Because a dataset that includes you is essentially indistinguishable from one you aren’t in, it doesn’t matter what the adversary knows!

    There is a trade-off though between privacy and utility. Because the definition of differential privacy assumes the adversary could already know anything and everything, differentially private results must always have random noise added to them to obscure individual contributions to the results. Papers in this area are largely about deciding exactly how little noise you can get away with adding, because the more noise there is, the less useful the result is.

    An alternative definition called “Distributional Differential Privacy” (DDP), introduced in Bassily, Groce, Katz, Smith: “Coupled-Worlds Privacy: Exploiting Adversarial Uncertainty in Statistical Data Privacy”, relaxes the assumption about an adversary’s abilities. Instead of assuming they could know everything, we define our assumptions about exactly what the adversary could know in terms of probability distributions. This requires some caution because if we omit the distribution that turns out to reflect some adversary’s actual knowledge, then all our privacy claims are invalid. But as long as we’re careful we can get more useful results by recognizing that real adversaries are not actually all-powerful.

    One algorithm given in the original DDP papers is for privacy-preserving histograms, which is exactly what we need here2!

    Privacy-preserving histograms

    For now, let’s assume you believe I’m a trustworthy person, so you’re willing to give me your secret number and I’ll promise not to reveal it to anyone else. (We’ll improve on this assumption later.)

    Once everyone has handed me their secret numbers, I can take the following steps:

    1. I’ll pick a probability p and a whole number k based on how many people are participating and on how much privacy loss I’m willing to accept.

    2. For each participant, I decide at random whether to use their number at all. Every participant needs to have the same probability, p, of being included. It’s very important that nobody be able to predict these decisions.

    3. Count how many of the selected participants fall in each bin.

    4. If any bin has a count less than k, report that bin as 0 instead.

    Section 6.2 of Adam Groce’s PhD thesis, “New Notions and Mechanisms for Statistical Privacy”, contains the proof of the following statement, given that I follow the above procedure:

    An adversary cannot learn about an individual, even if the attacker knows that the individual was in the sample. Consequently, the adversary cannot determine if a given individual was in the sample to begin with.

    This should be a fairly comforting result. Sadly there are several details in the proof I haven’t been able to follow, so I have to take Groce’s word for it.

    I’ll also refer you to the thesis for alternate choices of sampling distributions, as well as how to pick p and k.

    Secure multiparty computation

    What if you don’t trust me with your secret number? (I’m hurt, but I’ll get over it.)

    “Secure Multi-Party Computation” (often abbreviated “MPC”) is a sub-field of cryptography where people who have secrets they aren’t willing to share with each other can nonetheless work together to compute some function combining all those secrets.

    In this case we’re going to use MPC techniques so you don’t have to reveal your secret number to anyone. Instead of relying on me to combine everyone’s secrets, you’ll work directly with the other participants to run the above algorithm, and they won’t learn your secret number either.

    Researchers have proposed a variety of MPC techniques that are remarkably generic: they can compute anything that could be computed by an arbitrary combination of either boolean logic gates or addition and multiplication. It turns out you can express those in terms of each other, but some algorithms are simpler in boolean logic and others are simpler in arithmetic.

    The above histogram algorithm can be expressed fairly clearly in either style, but I think I can better explain a boolean circuit solution than the alternatives based on number theory, so let’s focus on that.

    Using boolean circuits

    The boolean-circuit style of MPC originates in a 1987 paper called “How to Solve any Multi-Party Protocol Problem” (by Goldreich, Micali, and Wigderson). That paper focused on presenting a constructive proof that all polytime-computable functions can be computed privately. Which is super cool, but they didn’t address questions of efficiency, or a variety of other implementation details one might care about.

    Instead let’s look at a paper that follows the above construction but makes specific implementation choices and evaluates performance on a real implementation. Choi et al published “Secure Multi-Party Computation of Boolean Circuits with Applications to Privacy in On-Line Marketplaces” in 2012. As a non-expert in this field, I found their paper relatively easy to follow, which is somewhat unusual in cryptography papers! The paper provides a nice overview together with plenty of citations to papers describing the fundamental building blocks. The authors also published the source code of their implementation, if you want something to play with, although I haven’t tested whether it still builds.

    In this framework, every computation is expressed as a circuit composed of AND gates and XOR gates3. If you’re used to writing software, at first glance this feels super limiting. Where are the loops and if-statements and function calls? How do I do math or manipulate text or construct fancy data structures?

    Hardware designers, on the other hand, deal with this all the time.

    • Function calls are replaced by just copying another instance of the circuit everywhere it’s needed.
    • There are tons of known boolean circuits for doing arithmetic.
    • If-statements involve computing the result of the conditional expression “c” as well as both the true and false branch results “t” and “f”, then computing “(c AND t) OR (NOT c AND f)”.

    And so on. A task that takes just a few lines of code in your favorite programming language might blow up into a giant circuit, but still, many more things are possible than one might expect.

    Once you’ve described your program as a boolean circuit, I encourage you to read either of the papers I cited above to learn how to turn that into a secure computation4. But I’ll note a couple of important details now:

    1. In this system, every participant splits up their secret inputs into random parts, and assigns one part to each of the other participants. The “real” value is the XOR of all the parts together, but since each participant sees only one of the random parts, nobody can draw any conclusions about what the actual value is.
    2. Because of the way the parts are distributed, each participant can compute their part of the result of an XOR by simply doing an XOR of their share of the inputs. So XOR operations are super easy.
    3. However, AND operations require pairwise communications between all participants, as well as cryptographic operations, so they’re relatively expensive.
    4. At the end of the computation, all the participants’ parts can be combined to get the final answer.

    As a warm-up, let’s devise three kinds of circuits, which we’ll then rearrange and combine in various ways to solve the histogram problem.

    Addition circuits

    The first circuit we need adds two 1-bit numbers and a 1-bit carry input, producing their 1-bit sum and a 1-bit carry output. Hardware designers call this circuit a full adder, and if Wikipedia doesn’t satisfy your curiosity you should be able to find plenty of details in any introductory digital circuits textbook. I learned about them from a children’s book, personally, but I may have had a strange childhood5.

    A full adder needs 3 XOR gates and 2 AND gates6. Remember, in this style of multi-party computation, XOR is fast while AND is slow.

    To add numbers that are N bits wide, the simplest option is to chain together N copies of the full adder circuit. Connect the carry-output for the least-significant bit to the carry-input of the next bit, to form what’s called a ripple-carry adder. This means we need 3·N XOR gates and 2·N AND gates.

    This is a complete boolean circuit in its own right, and at this point we could use Choi et al’s implementation of multi-party computation to securely find the sum of any number of secret inputs.

    Comparison circuits

    The next circuit we’ll build compares two N-bit numbers A and B, producing a 1-bit output that is 1 if A<B and 0 otherwise.

    We could modify a full adder to perform subtraction instead, but a specialized digital comparator is easier to think through.

    • If the most-significant bit of A and B are 0 and 1, respectively, then A is less than B.
    • If they’re equal (both 0 or both 1) then we should compare the next most significant bit of each.
    • Otherwise, or if all the bits are equal, A is not less than B.

    This needs 4 XOR gates and 2 AND gates per bit.

    At this point we can solve variants of Yao’s Millionaires’ Problem, a thought experiment in cryptography where two people want to determine which of them has more money without actually revealing how much they have to each other.

    However, every time we’re going to use this comparison circuit in the final histogram circuit, it turns out that either A or B is a public constant, so some of the inputs to these gates are known in advance. That allows us to simplify the circuit to 1 AND gate, and between 0 and 2 XOR gates, per bit7.

    Random number circuits

    The third basic circuit we need is a little different, because it doesn’t correspond to any physical digital logic circuit. Instead, this one relies on a specific property of Choi et al’s approach to multi-party computation.

    Recall that Groce’s private histogram algorithm requires us to decide at random whether to include any given person’s private data in the final output, in such a way that the adversary can’t predict our decision.

    So to start with, let’s figure out how to generate a single random bit, equally likely to be a 1 or a 0. None of the participants are allowed to know the value of this bit, but everyone needs to be able to use it in further computation.

    Remember that in Choi et al’s approach, a participant’s secret input bit is represented by giving every participant a random bit, constrained such that the XOR of all those bits produces the true value.

    So to generate a secret random bit, instead of distributing shares of somebody’s secret input, each participant should just generate their own random bit, and together all those bits will represent a truly random bit8.

    We can extend this to generate a random bit that is 1 with probability p. If we concatenate N uniform random bits, we’ll get a uniform random N-bit number. With probability p, that number will be less than p times 2^N, so we can use our earlier less-than circuit to get the desired output.

    We just have to pick a large enough N that it can represent p in fixed point with enough precision. To put that another way, p needs to be close to an integer multiple of 1/2^N. On the other hand, since the comparison circuit uses N AND gates and those are expensive, it’s worth picking the smallest possible value of N that lets us represent p precisely enough for our needs.

    Histogram circuits!

    With that background in mind, let’s sketch a circuit for privacy-preserving histograms!

    First we have to think about how each participant’s input should be encoded. I can think of two reasonable ways to represent your input: either as the binary encoding of your chosen secret number; or as one bit per histogram bin, where exactly one of the bits is 1. Using one bit per bin simplifies the circuit a little, but means you have to take extra steps to ensure that nobody sneakily puts themselves in multiple bins. And you can do that with “zero-knowledge proofs”, but it’s probably better to use an encoding with no redundancy or illegal states in it.

    1. In advance, everyone agrees on a probability p, a whole number k, and the shape of the circuit we’re about to evaluate. These are public parameters to the algorithm. If you believe the parameters aren’t good enough to protect your privacy, you can refuse to participate without revealing anything about your secret number.

    2. If everyone’s secret number is encoded in binary, then we need to convert to a bit-per-bin representation. Electrical engineers have lots of designs for converting between binary and so-called “one-hot” encoding, but for simplicity just assume we’ll use the less-than circuit a bunch of times.

      Next you all need to decide whose inputs are actually going to get included in this histogram. For each participant, generate a random bit that is 1 with probability p. Then AND that bit with each bin of that participant’s input.

      The level of paranoia in our random number circuit may have seemed excessive. But to make the correctness proof hold, we’re relying on the fact that none of the participants ever learn what any of the random numbers actually were, and also that none of them can influence whether somebody gets counted or not, so long as even one participant is honest.

    3. Use a bunch of full-adder circuits to add up the number of 1-bits in each bin.

    4. For each bin, use the less-than circuit to check if k-1 is less than the count in that bin; the result will be 1 if the count is big enough and 0 otherwise. The final result for that bin is the AND of this bit with each of the bits of the count.

    Ta-da! Using distributional differential privacy, we saw how to make sure that the histogram output doesn’t reveal more than we intended to. Now we’ve seen how to ensure that the inputs are never revealed to anybody either.

    Histograms using arithmetic

    Many functions are inconvenient to express as boolean circuits. I mean, you can do it, but the circuits get huge. So I’d like to give a brief sense of what this would look like in an arithmetic setting instead.

    Instead of taking AND and XOR as our basic operations, we can choose multiplication and addition over integers. However, like machine arithmetic on CPUs, these operations wrap if the result is bigger than some implementation-specified constant.

    Some parts of the histogram algorithm are a lot simpler in this setting. Adding up the count of participants in each bin takes one addition per participant, instead of 2 AND gates per bit per participant. Even better, addition is the cheap operation while multiplication is expensive, so that stage becomes basically free.

    Other parts are more complicated, because in general you can’t turn addition and multiplication into “return 1 if A<B and 0 otherwise”. Fortunately in this setting we aren’t actually working with arbitrary-precision integers, so there are tricks you can play, such as detecting that a computation overflowed. I’m not going to go into detail here, but there are specific methods for implementing the less-than and random-number circuits we relied on in the previous section. If you’re interested, see “Multiparty Computation for Interval, Equality, and Comparison without Bit-Decomposition Protocol” by Nishide and Ohta for one approach.

    Since all the primitives we need exist in this multiparty arithmetic setting, clearly we can implement private histograms this way too! If you’re looking for a challenge, you could go implement this algorithm both ways and find out which one is more efficient, because I honestly don’t know…

    Summary

    Well, the number you chose has remained your secret this whole time, even as you let people learn some aggregate information about a crowd of people that included you.

    Recent news reports about businesses like Cambridge Analytica vacuuming up huge amounts of personal information to create creepy profiles of people have been scary wake-up calls regarding our privacy in the era of big data and algorithms. However, there are many positive uses for data collection, ranging from serious medical studies to helping people discover some entertaining thing they’ll enjoy.

    With this post, I hope I’ve conveyed that it’s theoretically possible to get the personal and societal benefits of data collection, without the harms due to our personal data being used in ways we didn’t intend.

    I’ve only touched on a few specific examples of research from the past several decades, and there’s a lot of work to be done on making these approaches efficient, scalable, and usable. But the foundations are there, so we should reject the corporate story that we have to give up all our privacy to get these benefits.

    Footnotes

    1. Narayanan and Shmatikov. “Robust De-anonymization of Large Sparse Datasets” 

    2. Much of the differential privacy literature uses sums or counts as examples, because those are easy to analyze—and a histogram is just a collection of counts. So finding a histogram algorithm in a paper in this field is not actually very difficult. I’ve chosen to write about this particular algorithm for two reasons. First, it’s pretty straightforward to adapt to the secure multiparty computation setting, but it has some interesting twists that let me discuss a bit more about that setting. Second, I started off trying to solve a different problem, and this algorithm has nice properties for my use case, though I won’t discuss that further right now because I don’t have a proof yet that my modifications to the algorithm are actually safe.

      If you’d like to compare this with an algorithm that was designed from the start to satisfy the original differential privacy definition in a multiparty computation setting, I recommend Bindschaedler et al, “Achieving Differential Privacy in Secure Multiparty Data Aggregation Protocols on Star Networks”. That algorithm is also fault-tolerant against some number of participants going offline partway through. 

    3. The original proposal by Goldreich et al used NOT gates rather than XOR, but if you provide an always-true input, “NOT b” can be rewritten as “1 XOR b”. So Choi et al can compute everything Goldreich et al can, with the same efficiency. 

    4. If you really get into the implementation details of the boolean circuit approach, you may also be interested in papers on “oblivious transfer”, such as Donald Beaver, “Precomputing Oblivious Transfer”, and Li et al, “Efficient reduction of 1 out of n oblivious transfers in random oracle model”

    5. I learned about boolean circuits for addition from David Macaulay’s 1988 children’s book, “The Way Things Work”, which illustrates everything with the help of a herd of friendly woolly mammoths. Honestly I think it’s a fantastic book for curious people of all ages. Apparently there have been two newer editions since the version I read as a child, if you’re concerned about the book’s relevance thirty years later. 

    6. There are several combinations of gates that can work to implement a full adder. Wikipedia shows the two AND gates being combined with an OR gate to produce the carry output. However, one of the AND gates computes A AND B, while the other has an input from A XOR B. Since those can’t both be 1 at the same time, the inputs to the OR gate also can’t both be 1 at the same time, so in this case OR and XOR will produce the same result. 

    7. In a digital comparator where one operand is constant, the total number of XOR gates depends on several factors. If the left-hand side is constant, then the number of XOR gates is twice the number of 0 bits. If the right-hand side is constant, the number of XOR gates is twice the number of 1 bits, plus the number of 0 bits.

      If you wanted to micro-optimize this circuit, you could note that on integers, A<B is equivalent to either NOT (B-1<A) or NOT (B<A+1). That means that if the constant is the left-hand operand you can swap it to the right, or vice versa, for the cost of an additional XOR gate.

      Of course this is not worth doing, because in this system, XOR gates are basically free compared to AND gates. But I spent so much time thinking about this useless micro-optimization that, gosh darn it, I’m at least allowed to put it in a footnote. 

    8. This protocol for generating a random bit struck me as the obvious thing to do, and simultaneously as way too easy for it to possibly be correct. It wasn’t at all obvious to me that the XOR of a bunch of uniform random bits would still be uniform random, or that a malicious participant couldn’t influence the result one way or the other. Fortunately my friend Joe Ranweiler dug up the perfect Mathematics Stack Exchange answer for this question: “How to prove uniform distribution of m⊕k if k is uniformly distributed?” That proof shows that as long as at least one participant generates their bit uniformly at random, it doesn’t matter what anyone else does: the result will still be a uniform random number. 


              Microsoft Patch Tuesday Updates Fix Over 50 Vulnerabilities      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for July 2018 address more than 50 vulnerabilities, but none of them appear to have been exploited for malicious purposes before the fixes were released.

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              Gig economy rulings highlight need for active government clarification      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    A leading tax advisory service for contracting professionals has repeated its call for the government to provide contractors designated as ‘inside IR35′ and so ’employed for tax purposes’ with full employment rights for the duration of their contracts. Reviewing the succession of employment tribunal verdicts ruling that gig economy workers were not self-employed, as their engaging companies had claimed, but workers and therefore entitled to a range of employment rights. Amongst those rights include paid holiday, paid sick pay and the national minimum wage. Qdos Contractor blogger, Benedict Smith, agrees that these couriers and drivers had indeed been exploited and forced into bogus self-employment because that arrangement suited the employers […]
              (USA) Operations Manager      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Operations Manager Tracking Code 4899 Job Description + Increasing the production capacity by improving performance. Oversee production control + *Ensuring achievement of the production targets. + *Supervise Production Operations. + *Leading the production team in the forecasting, planning and delivering of product volumes. + *Developing new strategies to increase production with safe and cost-efficient methods. Ensuring that adequate safety norms are used by site personnel Ensuring that the Company HSSE policy is effectively implemented and that corrective measures are taken in a timely manner. + *Operating the oil and gas fields in a profitable and optimal manner. + *Develop and manage budget and operational expenses, oversee proposal development bid packages and subcontractor agreements. Provide cost and risk management. + *Building ongoing relationships with key members and functional managers within the organization. + *Managing the commissioning and startup of new projects and plant modifications to ensure compliance with standards, specs and contract terms and conditions. + *Managing field production assets to ensure optimum exploitation and administrating the resources to operate and maintain all surface facilities to ensure optimum availability of oil production around the clock in a safe and environmental friendly manner. + *Directing the planning and execution of maintenance & major shutdowns and approving plans, tender packages, bid evaluation, and recommending contract awards as appropriate. + *Effectively maintaining internal and external communications with a broad variety of engineering disciplines and management + *Supervising facilities and production engineers, and contract gaugers in the field. + Embrace and Practice LEAD culture across the business. + Provide on-site survey and client support as and when required. + Work within the Hydratight deliverable standards and adhere to local laws and terms of the agent + Site and shutdown work Technician/supervising Required Skills + To always ensure that their acts or omissions do not present a danger to themselves, anyone else, the Environment or the safe operation of any plant or equipment. + To intervene and report any defect in equipment or practice or any dangerous circumstance or event which could affect HSEQ performance. + To comply with all HSEQ requirements imposed by clients on their sites. + To actively propose and implement improvements to HSEQ systems. + To cooperate with the company in achieving HSEQ objectives. + To participate fully in Continuous Improvement (LEAD) activities where necessary & when required Required Experience + Diploma / Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. + Knowledge of On Site Machining + Good logistics and resources management skill + A strong ability in the use of computers and Microsoft, reports, make presentations + A fluent level of English + Full India driving License. + Candidate should have minimum 10 -15 years of experience in oil & Gas sector Job Location Bangalore, , India Position Type Full-Time/Regular Salary 1,200,000.00 - 1,600,000.00 INR
              (USA-MT-Great Falls) Team Member      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Team Member Tracking Code 4146-587 Job Description Position Summary: Team Members in our Career Designs Program actively exhibits through consistent behavior the commitment to serve and respect clients. Serves as an active member of the team to ensure that the goals of clients are being met, reviewed, and updated according to the participant's Individual Plan (IP or PSP). Spends the majority of workday actively involved with clients. Maintains a safe environment for clients and co-workers. Completes accurate documentation of services provided. + Provide supports to participants in services in the following areas; + Stimulation, activities of daily living to include self-help skills, interpersonal and survival skills, leisure time activities + Health and safety, behavior support, medical and personal care needs + Other supports to participants as developed by team. + Self-advocacy and increased independence. + Community participation and integration + Ensures a service environment for participants free of abuse, neglect and exploitation. + Follows all policy and procedures set by ESGW, DDP and other oversight agencies. + Work with individual participants to ensure that programs are conducted consistent with PSP goals. + Assist in developing and implementing meaningful and appropriate activities for participants. Keep participants engaged in work or structured activities during program hours. + Complete incident and accident reports as required by state administrative rules following the IMS policy. + Complete required documentation of all services and supports provided on a daily basis. Ensure attendance, data and payrolls are reported in a timely and accurate manner. + Maintain complete and accurate participant files documenting activities, contacts, progress, outcomes and billing information. + Assist in completion of status reports to D.D. Program and case managers in a timely and accurate manner. + Job development, job coaching and follow along services for participants in individual job placements. Work; enclaves, organizational, and community contracts. + Obtain CPR/first aid certification within 30 days of hire; maintain throughout employment + Obtain DDP Medication Assistance Certification within 3 months of hire; maintain throughout employment. Medication monitoring and assistance in accordance with individual plans. + Complete D.D. services orientation within first week of hire. + Attend meetings and training as necessary and assigned. + Transports participants as needed + Provides support and/or training for safe transportation for participants. + Assist in coordinating the purchase and use of materials, supplies and equipment. Required Skills + Behavior support skills preferred. + Must be self-motivated, flexible, enjoy challenges and must be willing to work as part of a team. + Ability to move independently or with reasonable accommodation within the facility and community. + Applicant must be physically and mentally able to perform all requirements of the job. + Utilizing proper body mechanics, applicant must have the ability to lift supplies, equipment and as detailed below, applicant must perform a variety of physical tasks because of the special needs of participants in this area. These physical tasks include but are not limited to the following: + Pushing wheelchairs and assisting with other adaptive equipment during regular program activities and in emergency evacuations + Ensuring participants’ safety during seizures, emergencies or transfers - lifting them to a chair, lowering them to a bed or the floor or otherwise moving them to a safe area. + Therapy regimes prescribed by a physician such as: range of motion exercise and utilization of various O.T./PT materials and/or equipment. + Moving equipment/material handling - up to 50-pound boxes, tables, chairs; bending, stretching and reaching to retrieve materials. + Assisting participants to use restroom - transferring on and/or off stool or from a wheelchair to a bed. + Training participants in vocational tasks - standing or leaning over worker for up to 50 minute training session; meet production/program demands requiring on your feet duty for up to 5 hours. + Assure participant safety with visual surveillance, auditory monitoring, and physical support. + Bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, lifting and physically supporting/ guiding participants are frequently required. Heavy lifting (over 50 pounds team lifting or lifting with mechanical assist) is required occasionally. Moderate lifting is frequently required. + Ability to provide emergency first aid care to participants including all components of CPR + Ability to work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions required. + Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance Required Experience + High School diploma or equivalent preferred. + Experience working with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. + Program development and implementation skills preferred. Behavior management skills preferred. + Must be self motivated, flexible, enjoy challenges and must be willing to work as part of a team. + Must have valid MT driver's license, satisfactory driving record and proof of insurance. + Applicant must pass a background check and DMV check Easter Seals-Goodwill NRM Inc. offers a comprehensive & competitive benefits package including: - Medical, Vision, Dental and AFLAC Insurance - 401(k) Retirement Plan + up to 4% contribution - Paid Time Off (PTO) - Short Term Medical (STM) - Tuition Assistance - Flexible Spending + Health Savings Accounts - Voluntary Term Life Insurance - Extensive Wellness Program - 10 % Discount on ESGW Services - 20% Discount at Goodwill Stores Easter Seals-Goodwill is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans of the U.S. armed services. ESGW will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Job Location Great Falls, Montana, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular
              LCQ11: Regulating trading of shark fin products      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
         Following is a question by the Hon Martin Liao and a written reply by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, in the Legislative Council today (July 11):

    Question:

         Hong Kong is the world’s largest trading centre for shark fins. Food products of as many as 76 shark species are on sale in the local market, with nearly one-third of them belonging to endangered or vulnerable shark species. Although the quantity of imported shark fin products declined by 50 per cent in the past decade, the number of cases of seizure of controlled shark fin products by the Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) surged by 4.5 times in the past four years. While there were a total of 23 such cases in the past four years, the C&ED did not institute prosecution in respect of any of such cases on grounds of insufficient evidence. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:

    (1) in respect of the shark fin products involved in the aforesaid 23 cases, of their weights, species, places of origin, destinations and modes of import; the concrete evidence the lack of which has rendered the authorities unable to institute prosecutions in respect of those cases; how the C&ED will step up evidence gathering efforts in future to enable instituting prosecutions;

    (2) given that some unscrupulous merchants use misleading labels in consignments of shark fins (such as seafood, dried seafood products and fishery products), or mix the fins of endangered shark species with those of shark species that are not subject to control, of the number of training courses organised for their staff in the past three years by the law enforcement departments on the identification of shark species, and the number of staff members trained; and

    (3) as the findings of a questionnaire survey conducted by a concern group on endangered shark species have revealed that with no resemblance between the names of the shark fins sold in the retail market and the official names of the controlled shark species, it is difficult for consumers to identify shark fins belonging to controlled shark species, whether the Government will step up publicity in order that consumers can tell, among the names of shark fins sold in the retail market and those used in shark fin dishes, the ones related to controlled shark species; whether, apart from stepping up publicity, the Government will consider putting in place a mechanism to assist consumers in identifying shark fins belonging to controlled shark species?

    Reply:

    President,

         Our reply to the question raised by the Hon Martin Liao is as follows:

    (1) The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) is responsible for combating illegal importation and exportation of controlled articles (including shark fins of species listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)). The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) has been working closely with the C&ED, including provision of assistance to the C&ED in identifying controlled shark fins and other endangered species during the process of passenger and cargo clearance.

         Between 2014 and 2017, the C&ED made 23 seizures of illegal import of controlled shark fins from overseas. Details are set out at the Annex. To successfully prosecute a person for violating the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Cap. 586) (the Ordinance), the prosecution must provide sufficient evidence to prove that someone has imported or arranged to import the controlled species to Hong Kong. Despite the relevant documents collected in the above cases, such as bills of lading and waybills, contained the consignee’s information, they do not sufficiently prove that the consignee knowingly import or arrange the import of the controlled specimens. Therefore, there may not be sufficient evidence to institute prosecution against the consignee shown on the relevant documents. Despite this, the AFCD will forfeit the seized controlled shark fins in accordance with section 42 of the Ordinance to combat the relevant illegal act.
      
         The C&ED will continue to strengthen co-operation and intelligence exchange with the AFCD and agencies outside territory. Front-line officers’ knowledge in identification of shark species will also be strengthened to further enhance their ability in evidence collection.

    (2) The AFCD has been organising training courses on the identification of shark species from time to time for front-line officers of the AFCD and the C&ED to better prepare them for duties related to the implementation and control of scheduled shark species. In the past three years, the AFCD organised a total of six classes for the identification of shark species. A total of 188 front-line officers of the AFCD and the C&ED received the training. The AFCD will continue to work closely with the C&ED to combat illegal import and export of endangered species.

    (3) Hong Kong has been strictly following the relevant provisions of CITES and the Ordinance. According to CITES, the export of Appendix II specimens, including shark fins of scheduled species, must be accompanied by a valid export permit issued by the exporting country. The export permit is issued only if the authorities of the exporting country ensure the export will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild and has met the requirements for sustainable capture. CITES does not ban the trade in Appendix II species but regulates its international trade through a licensing system, thereby avoiding the threat of the species being over-exploited and threatening its survival. The AFCD ensures that the shark fins purchased by the public are captured in a sustainable manner through the implementation of CITES.
     
         On the other hand, the Government strives to raise public awareness on sustainable use and conservation of endangered species through various channels, including the internet, advertisements, leaflets and posters, as well as conducting exhibitions and seminars. The relevant education and publicity programmes include the operation of the Endangered Species Resource Centre, distribution of video announcement through the media and the Internet, public exhibitions, and the distribution of leaflets to traders, tourists and the public. The AFCD has also been in contact with relevant key stakeholders, including shipping and logistics companies, reminding them to observe the requirements of CITES and the Ordinance. In addition, the Government has taken the lead in adopting conservation-conscious menus that conform to the concept of sustainable development, which include no shark fins, in official entertainment functions. Compared with the establishment of a mechanism to distinguish different types of shark fins, we believe that implementing the above measures are more effective.
              7/11/2018: LES ESCHOS: Apple et Google questionnés à leur tour par le Congrès américain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Dans quelle mesure des tiers ont accès aux données des utilisateurs de l’App Store, de Gmail, d’iPhone ou de terminaux équipés du système d’exploitation Android : après Facebook, les membres de la Chambre des représentants américaine se préoccupent...
              7/11/2018: INDUSTRIE &SERVICES: Les principales mesures      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    • Réduction de 5 mois des délais administratifs, des essais cliniques à la commercialisation. • Mise en oeuvre du dispositif du « mandataire unique », facilitant l’exploitation économique des idées des chercheurs et les coopérations...
              Comment on Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega by Roger      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    DO’s net worth is reported at $50M USD. How is it possible for a staunch Marxist to acquire wealth like this. His crowd overthrew Somoza for his dictatorial tendencies, but I guess if you’re a Commie exploitation is OK.
              Turkey VICTORY GOES TO THOSE WHO RESIST! Antimperialist Front      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    (Yürüyüş magazine No. 72, June 24, 2018)

    RESISTANCE IS CONSTANT IN A COUNTRY WITH CONSTANT FASCISM BUT FRONT REVOLUTIONARIES CAN BRING IT TO LIFE

    ONLY THE REVOLUTIONARIES HAVE THE HONOUR OF RESISTING IMPERIALISM AND FASCISM!

    Every passing day, imperialism in the world and in Turkey, the collaborationist oligarchy and AKP fascism ruling the country in its name step up their attacks on the people and on different sections of the people. At first glance the increase in the attacks is founded on imperialism and fascism being powerful, but on the contrary it is based on them being helpless and lacking a way out. Because the crisis of the system has been deep in a way it had not been for a long time. Moreover every day its dimensions grow with every passing day.

    Imperialism is a system in which a handful of imperialist-capitalist countries, by means of monopolies in the more backward countries of the world, engage in secret or open occupation of these countries, using many different methods to exploit them and hold them under imperialist domination. Exploitation is the essence of this system. There is no murder that cannot be committed in order to keep the wheel of exploitation turning.


    Recent history is full of examples of this. In the first and second imperialist wars, millions were slaughtered for the sake of the interests of imperialism. From Korea to Vietnam, from Algeria to Latin America, in many places the peoples were slaughtered so that imperialism’s wheel of exploitation could continue to turn and to make the peoples accept imperialism’s ideological and physical domination. Certainly US imperialism was the chief force carrying out these attacks.

    From the second imperialist war to today, a number of events taking place all over the world were characteristic of US imperialism which heads the imperialist camp and done for the sake of its interests, and this is proved by a number of concrete examples. In particular in 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, imperialism announced its “certain” victory and there were developments in line with a process called “a unipolar world”, for example in the Gulf War waged against Iraq, meant to show how “determined” the USA was to dominate the world.

    According to a report in the economic magazine Forbes, just the 400 wealthiest US monopolies, headed by Bill Gates who has a fortune of 86 billion dollars, possess more wealth than the GDP of 140 countries of the world, countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Bolivia and Uruguay. A US citizen consumes 600 times more than an average Ethiopian… This exploitation is one of the real reasons for the USA’s attacks left and right which do not cease, and for the extraordinary development of its armed forces.

    Imperialist plunder – in a world with a population of seven billion, over 70%, that is, more than five billion people, 1.5 billion live on the threshold of hunger and every five seconds a child does of hunger or of hunger-related illnesses.

    Every day, 25,000 people die of hunger, 17,000 of them children. Every year 18 million people die of hunger directly, 70 million from causes connected to it According to the UN, this hunger could be eliminated totally by spending 50 billion dollars! That is, an amount not even the profit of one of the world’s monopolies!

    In brief, this is what the world we live in looks like. And the most striking aspects of this tableau are imperialist occupation, exploitation, hunger, poverty, injustice, blood and tears. Imperialism can give the world’s peoples nothing more than that.

    Imperialism’s Ideological And Physical Attacks Started Accompanied by Its Shouts That “Socialism Is Dead” And The Only M-L Organisation that Did Not Surrender Is The Front!

    Imperialism wants the surrender of all who are an obstacle to its policies and when it cannot practise its economic policies as it desires it tries every path to get countries, organisations and peoples to surrender.

    Countries, organisations and individuals that are seen as enemies are pressured to surrender; its aim is to delete thoughts like independence, democracy and socialism from minds, liquidate socialist beliefs and impose the definite supremacy of its own ideology and politics.

    This ideological, psychological attack takes a parallel form to the military attack, from literature to cinema, from music to TV series and advertisements, to the big media companies, every means, every method is used…

    The imperialist bloc, principally the USA, started to use the “socialism is finished” propaganda since the Soviet Union was torn down. This process ran at the same time as the “New World Order” establishment.

    In this process countries had no interiors any more, it was said – “the world is a global village”, “no more borders”. This ideological propaganda was so powerful that it was said “national borders will no longer prevent humanitarian intervention” and this created an ideological basis for the occupation of countries, massacres, and every kind of military and political intervention. The impression was created that “imperialism defends peace and freedom”. Deception achieved through this propaganda and with the help of “independent international civil society foundations” succeeded in making them into reserve forces of other states and international institutions.

    At the start of the 1990s the imperialists like a chorus proclaimed the end of the class war, the definite victory of capitalism, that imperialism had changed and was no longer the old aggressive imperialism, and it had brought democracy and human rights to the world. However actual developments were not like that, and the words saying imperialism had changed were one by one composed of lies and deceit, it was clear and continues to be clear that imperialism is the same parasitical, exploitative, blood-sucking and aggressive that it ever was.

    Statements that imperialism had changed and capitalism had won definite victory, that imperialism had won definite hegemony over the world and the world’s peoples contained a major attempt to intimidate Marxist-Leninist organisations and organisations waging the national liberation war.

    Together with announcing the “new world order”, the USA started the process wrapping itself in phrases like “national security”, “the fight against international terrorism”, “protecting democracy and freedoms” and “defending peace”. A product of this period was that imperialist attacks came on the agenda. Occupations and neo-colonialism continued and even became more intense. At the same time from Latin America to the Middle East to our country, everywhere the peoples had “peace” foisted on them but in fact it was surrender they were continuing to encourage.

    A lot of ostensibly left-wing petty bourgeois intellectuals joined in imperialism’s lying chorus, bringing left-wing grist to imperialism’s mill. The aim was clear: peoples and organisations waging the national liberation struggle against imperialism were to be made to believe the lie that imperialism had changed and so they would be brought to surrender ideologically as well as physically. Because imperialism knew very well that physical defat was inevitable after minds had first been made to surrender.

    Imperialism scored important successes with such policies, it succeeded in getting many organisations to surrender and liquidate themselves. Imperialism launched ideological attacks in th past and continues them today but especially since the start of the 1990sit has got organisations with thousands of fighters like the FARC, ETA and PKK, some Marxist-Leninist, some petit bourgeois national liberation movements, to seek negotiation with imperialism and its collaborators and abandon weapons.

    Previously ETA announced a cease-fire, afterwards it announced it had abandoned weapons and buried them in concrete. Finally last May it announced that it had liquidated itself in a letter distributed on the Internet. The Spanish government stated that this did not mean that ETA had liquidated itself, and declared that “a reckoning would be demanded of all ETA members for their crimes”.

    FARC sat down at the negotiating table with the collaborationist oligarchy of Colombia and signed an agreement, shaking hands with the murderers of thousands of its comrades and hundreds of thousands of Colombians. It took a decision to have its weapons melted down and turned into monuments. In return for what? For nothing, other than saving their own lives… This is called surrender, for liberation it is not.

    In our country the PKK has experienced a parallel process to that of ETA and FARC, and it is continuing to do so. The PKK gives ground every day in the face of imperialism’s ideological attacks, it gave up the aim of an independent Kurdistan a long time ago and it has got to the point of having the USA establish 11 bases and becoming the paid soldiers of collaboration.

    As Imperialism’s Crisis Deepens, It Steps Up Its Attacks

    Today, from Yemen to Nicaragua, from North Korea to Iran, this is the sole reason for its attacks and threats. As under the name of the “Arab spring”, starting in 2011 attempts have been made to bring countries of the Middle East and North Africa into line, Yemen did not surrender to policies aimed at creating collaborationist governments, and is one of several countries that rendered these politics ineffective.

    It is possible to add to the list. And this shows how imperialism’s crisis deepens. It fears that the “21st century will be the century of uprisings”. This is the basic reason for the attacks and threats by imperialism, large and small, direct and indirect. Because of this fear it makes attacks and threats.

    US imperialism’s economic and political crisis is based on being bogged down in the swamp of the Middle East, it gets weaker as it steps up its attacks, most importantly it tries to continue its ideological domination. On the one hand it tries to draw forces like the PKK/PYD-YPG that are becoming collaborationist into its swamp, on the other it attacks countries like Iran, North Korea and Palestine as well as peoples that the potential to resist US domination, or else it openly threatens them.

    BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS THAT WHERE THERE IS REPRESSION AND EXPLOITATION THERE IS ALSO RESISTANCE!

    The only Marxist-Leninist organisation resisting conciliation with imperialism and the liquidationist attacks is the Front. Just one front resisting on the surface of the earth, in which USA imperialism wants to establish its empire.

    FARC, ETA, PKK… giving up weapons, having them melted down to be turned into monuments, or having them buried in concrete and signing surrender documents to that effect; whereas we have commanders like Leyla who dug up buried weapons after a bombardment in which many of our friends were incinerated, and used those weapons to demand a reckoning. And this is the great ideological and moral strength we have.

    With this strength we are building up our resistance, in the countryside, cities, prisons and both in our country and in Europe.

    We Are The Only Ones Resisting Fascism, There Is The Front!

    The political, economic and social picture of our country we have described is not different in general from the world as a whole. On the one hand an economy designed so collaborationist monopolies can grow, on the other hand greater hunger, poverty and misery for the poor…

    This is the barest statement of the situation in our country. Hunger, poverty, exploitation and unemployment in our country, growing worse with every passing day, ours is a country in which the imperialists confiscate its natural wealth. The result of this is that every day a parasitical collaborationist bourgeoisie grows wealthier and builds up its profits, while on the other we confront the reality of Turkey in which millions are submerged by hunger and poverty.

    In our country 16 MILLION people go to bed hungry. Naturally this image goes together with constant fascism. Because Turkey is a neo-colonial country. There is to be no possibility of transmitting the crisis to the imperialist-capitalist countries responsible, so for this reason Turkey is ruled by permanent fascism.

    On July 15, 2016, the oligarchy’s internal dogfight came to a head with a failed coup attempt. The AKP continued in government and took the opportunity to declare OHAL (state of emergency) targeting our peoples and revolutionaries, above all the Front supporters. In this period they have even trampled on their own laws, adopted from the September 12 (1980) junta. The AKP has used all possibilities institutionalised by the September 12 pro-American junta, and has caused state terror to proliferate. This terror continues today without any let-up.

    AKP fascism behind the mask of OHAL has carried out attacks on every section of the people, from public workers and peasants to intellectuals and artists, from the Kurdish people to revolutionaries and socialists, and it continues to carry out these attacks. The focal point of these attacks is the PEOPLE’S FRONT which does not give in to any repression or massacres.

    Almost every month our democratic associations are raided. Our magazine offices, culture centres, associations and neighbourhoods are blockaded. Our associations are sealed but we break them open. We do not recognise bans, nor will we ever!

    Without even stopping for breath our people are abducted and subjected to severe torture, even greeting someone is almost enough to be imprisoned. Our events and concerts are banned, our holiday events and iftars are held under police blockade.

    They want our people’s artists, people’s lawyers, people’s engineers and architects to be rendered unable to function.

    The justice schools for people’s lawyers are among the institutions that have been closed. In Ankara twice, in Istanbul three times they raided justice schools and put seals on the doors. The lawyers and students resisted and put up barricades.

    This is what it is to be a revolutionary lawyer, revolutionary artist, revolutionary engineer or architect, which they want to erode and destroy.

    We Will Erode OHAL Bans And AKP Fascism And Pass Over Them!

    In its 16 years in power, the AKP has banned dozens of strikes. A high proportion of them have been under OHAL. OHAL has been the main excuse for the bans. That is, while the AKP is claiming to oppose “FETO”, it has used OHAL to favour the interests of bosses and as a weapon against the resistance of the workers.

    And this is only natural because the AKP is the representative of the oligarchy, in particular the interests of the bosses. They have used OHAL as an excuse to ban strikes and have not drawn back from defending it and stating that they will do everything to defend the interests of bosses. Tayyip Erdogan has given voice to this reality on several occasions. It was Erdogan himself who told (employers’ federation) TUSIAD, “You say we did not give what you wanted. We declared OHAL for you, we banned strikes. Without OHAL could we have done this?”

    Certainly they did not limit themselves to strike bans. A great many workers’ actions were not carried out, banned or attacked by police using the same excuse, that “there is OHAL”.

    The AKP did not just use OHAL as a weapon against workers but also against public employees, and sought to use it to legitimise their attacks. In the period immediately after July 15, and continuing to today, 150,000 public workers have been suspended.

    In the OHAL period from July 15 to today;

    Thousands of people have been detained, tortured and imprisoned, prisons and police stations have been turned into torture centres;

    Hundreds of associations, foundations, culture centres and democratic institutions have been closed and their doors sealed up;

    Hundreds of newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, television and radio stations and agencies have had to cease functioning;

    Nearly 150,000 civil servants have been suspended, thousands fired and they are attempting to use hunger as a means of discipline. Two public workers they have tried to disciple through hunger are Nuriye GULMEN and Semih OZAKCA. They resisted on hunger strike for 326 DAYS and turned this weapon on the AKP.

    Journalists, lawyers, mayors, trade unionists, intellectuals and artists included, every section of the people has had some share in being attacked as they try to silence all opposition, be it revolutionary or reformist.

    In Kurdistan, curfews continue to be turned into massacres.

    In the four corners of Turkey, dozens of people have been deliberately murdered at home or on the street on the pretext that “they did not heed the call to stop” or there was a “clash”, and “people run over by armoured cars” are presented as road accidents.

    In short, AKP fascism tramples on its own laws and since July 15 it has ruled the country through KHK (legal decrees under the state of emergency). In this process all masks of fascism have fallen, together with the open fascism institutionalised by September 12 this is what we confront in the most basic and deeply-embedded fashion.

    Constant Resistance To Constant Fascism

    Everywhere It Is Only The Front That Resists

    Alev Sahin for 317 Days In Duzce,

    Yuksel resistance For 593 Days,

    We Continue To Resist For Two Years Without Interruption As The Free Prisoners, 400 People Have Been Sent To Prisons To Be Tortured, We Have Set Fire To 30 Prison Cells!

    The ideological and physical attacks of imperialism have affected a good many sections in our country, quite a few organisations that defended armed struggle in the past have drifted into the swamp of legalism and have gradually taken their place inside the system, losing their claims to revolution and socialism. Leave aside claims to revolution and socialism, we confront a left that cannot defend the most ordinary democratic demands and its own institutions against fascist attacks.

    In our country there is a conciliatory and obedient left reality that cannot even call imperialism imperialism, or fascism fascism. During the election it has been seen that they did not simply tail the Kurdish nationalists, since in the name of being against the AKP they even presented Muharrem Ince and Meral Aksener as legitimate. From trade unions to democratic mass organisations, from legal and illegal parties and organisations to petit bourgeois intellectuals, all sections distanced themselves from a line of struggle in favour of obedience and conciliation.

    And certainly despite all the ideological and physical attacks by imperialism and the collaborationist oligarchy, there is a Front reality which at great cost continues to hold with pride the red flag of Marxism-Leninism and socialism. And we say with pride: the only Marxist-Leninist organisation that resists imperialism, continues armed warfare and lays claim to revolution is the Front.

    There are supporters of the Front, we are also alone in resisting fascist attacks. At the start of July 2016 (immediately before July 15) Front prisoners in the jails began General Resistance to rights being taken away and attacks.

    Prison uniforms, exile transports, restrictions on books, bans on visits, roll call while having to stand, bans on using telephones, cameras, visits to the doctor while handcuffed, obstruction of treatment for ill prisoners, denial of communication as a punishment, sponge rooms, wires pulling into exercise areas… Every kind of dishonour and attack has been resisted by Free Prisoners.

    In two years of the General Resistance, no less than 30 cells have been set on fire! 

    To try and make our prisoners surrender, there have been no less than 400 times people were sent on exile transports, involving the use of torture. They still did not get revolutionary willpower to surrender. Resistance continues with all its warmth and enthusiasm. These are FREE PRISONERS…

    While the prisoners resist inside the jails, their families resist outside and are their breath and voice. Despite attacks and arrests involving the use of torture, the TAYAD Families continue to campaign against prison uniform attacks, denial of treatment to ill prisoners and isolation, and they continue to resist.

    AKP fascism does not limit its attacks to the prisons. We have described attacks on all the people’s forces, on workers, labourers, revolutionaries. Look at all these attacks – has there been consistent resistance other than from us?

    For example, what have KESK, with 250,000 members, done? A section of the 150,000 public workers suspended have been KESK members. What has been the behaviour of KESK? Did it organise a single act of resistance? Apart from a few written statements, what did it do?

    Among hundreds of thousands of public workers, only the KEC (Public Workers’ Front) took a decision to resist. In the middle of Ankara Nuriye Gulmen wrote resistance into history, Semih Ozakca took part in the resistance and every day arrests under torture took place with ever greater attacks. The response by the resistance was to escalate into an Indefinite Hunger Strike.

    Despite being in prison and subjected to isolation, the threat of force-feeding and even though their needs were not met, they continued their resistance for 324 days even after being released. During this period, the resistance in Ankara Yuksel also continued. The KEC’s Nazife Onay, Akman Simsek and Celal Akgun were imprisoned.
    With the new resisters, the Yuksel resistance continuing in new forms is not only present in our country, but worldwide it has created solidarity and sympathy. Never mind KESK organising the resistance, it actually took a hostile attitude to the resistance of Nuriye and Semih that had set the world aflame. They ignored the resistance and they closed the gates of union buildings to it. KESK actually threatened to call the police when the KEC organised a sit-down action in their building.

    What did DISK do in relation to OHAL, and in relation to the increasing attacks against workers by means of OHAL? The attitude of DISK was not different from KESK. They organised attacks on resisting workers, and the DISK gang even organised lynching attacks but the president Kani Beko did not organise any resistance against fascism.
    "We will use our power from production" he said in a masterful way and and finally "I will carry the voice of the workers into parliament," he said, announcing his candidacy. Of course this not only the situation with Kani Beko. We are up against trade unionism without any content, a race to get into parliament, a corrupt trade unionism, a boss trade unionism.
    Arzu Cerkezoglu, who is replacing Kani Beko as DISK chair  made a visit to the Flormar workers in struggle and she said, "No power can stand in the way of a woman who is resisting," she says.
    Naturally, you would expect someone who said that to resist or be on the side of resistance but this is not the case.
    Arzu Cerkezoglu was one of those DISK managers who organised an attack on Oya Baydak, a woman who actually resists. Yes, the truth is that there is no power that can stop a woman who resists. Resistance that they started on their own - Turkan Albayrak, Cansel Malatyali, Oya Baydak. And from Nuriye Gulmen we know this is the case.
    Where are Arzu Cerkezoglu and DISK managers during these acts of resistance? The answer is clear... Arzu Cerkezoglu and the DISK leadership are against them. Nuriye Gulmen went to Izmir to support the worker Mahir Kilic and one of DISK’s central managers was shameless enough to say to Nuriye Gulmen, "What happened to your resistance?"
    Has there been a single resistance that results in victory? The answer to  the question is also clear: No, there is none.
    Of course this conciliationist attitude is not limited to DISK and KESK. The most "communist" in the OHAL process and the most reformist all adopted a “wait-and-see” policy against attacks by fascism. They calculated on how to survive with minimal damage. There were no programmes or goals for the future.
    As if they were waiting for someone with a magic wand expecting everything to change, they put their hopes in the ballot box.
    Hundreds of associations, cultural centres, publications and publishing houses were closed, seals
    put on their doors.
    We are the only one that resist the arbitrariness. We dismantled the seals, set up barricades when they came to re-install them. We resisted. Outside the institutions where the Front is present, there was no resistance anywhere. Fascist attacks grow every day. Who else has resisted them?
    The situation of TMMOB is no different. 550,000 engineers and architects are registered, only the people’s architect Alev Sahin resists. Not only to get back work and bread but so people are not killed by new earthquakes or suspended.
     Just look at the weekly resistance calendar of Alev Sahin! Both in the square of resistance in Duzce
    And in front of Duzce AKP’s Office and in a sit-down action at TMMOB.
    Yes, she resists against the victimisation of members of your own professional organisation, and the TMMOB management is against her.
    Nuriye, Semih, Alev, Mehmet, Acun, Nazife, Nazan, Engin ... they persist for months, they resist.
    They resist despite systematic and heavy torture.
    Mehmet's foot, Acun Hoca's heart, the hair of Gulnaz, the bruised face of Perihan who is in her 70s, Nazan's broken cheekbone, twice in a day the police drag them along the ground... in Duzce there are lynch attempts, AKP provocations, detention, torture ... None of them had their resistance broken…
    The police often do not allow a statement to be read for even a minute before attacking. The resistance, as of 24 June 2018, has continued for 593 days, organising itself even in the midst of torture.

    REVOLUTIONISM IS NOT A CRIME IT IS A DUTY
    Europe Too Will Not Get Revolutionaries To Surrender!
    Oue tradition of resistance in Europe is not new, it is rooted in tradition. Wherever in the world there is a Front prisoner, there is absolutely resistance. No imposition, for Free Prisoners do not submit to dishonour.
    Free Prisoners in Greece, Erdal in Poland, Musa Asoglu in Germany, Erdogan Cakir in France – all won victories by hunger strikes.
    Not many years ago, in German prisons the Free Prisoner Sadi OZPOLAT many times resisted the isolation by the German state,  the imposition of prison uniform, going on hunger strike for months, and every time German imperialism gave in.
    Musa Asoglu, in the courtrooms of German imperialism, is turning it into an arena of ideological struggle. The legitimacy of revolution is shouted out in courtrooms, the two ideologies clash there.
    Yusuf Tas, Ozgur Aslan, Ozkan Guzel, Erdal Gokoglu are continuing the Free Prisoner tradition in Europe's isolation cells, including hunger strikes. Finally last week, the prisoner of French imperialism, Erdogan CAKIR, won a victory with a hunger strike against the attempts to extradite him to Turkey.
    Not only in prisons but in European city squares there have been many acts of resistance. From England to Greece, from Austria to the Netherlands, from Germany to Belgium; long marchs to support freedom for prisoners, sit-down actions, tent resistance, bicycle rides in supporting Grup Yorum against bans, and various forms of action and resistance are carried out by the People’s Front.

    Erdem VARAN, father of Grup Yorum member Betul and also Bergun Varan's father. He lives in Holland and has two daughters unlawfully imprisoned by fascism in Turkey. For months he has resisted in a square in the Netherlands demanding “Freedom For Grup Yorum”.

    Despite living in Belgium for 17 years, Cahit ZOREL has had his right to remain taken away because of his beliefs, and has been protesting in front of the court building since April 17.
    On the 50th day of the resistance, he was subjected to a fascist knife attack but Cahit stressed that he would not give up.

    Gulaferit had all her rights taken away after being released from prison, and she resists for her rights in Berlin.
    Ozgur Aslan was released and did not accept the impositions of German imperialism, he said revolutionism is not a crime, it’s a mission.
    In Turkey or in Europe, inside or outside jail... Imperialism and fascist raids, arrests, heavy
    torture, exile transport, prison isolation, fascist attacks, nothing succeeds. Revolutionary will cannot be made to surrender.

    No Attack Is Enough To Make Revolutionaries Surrender Because;
    Only we are building up the claim to socialism, we resist and win in all conditions... What resistance is and what victory is are not a matter of chance, the issue is ideological independence, ideological determination and clarity.
    Fascism in the face of Marxist-Leninist ideology is helpless.
    Prison, prices on our heads, artists of the people resist death threats...
    People's lawyers are inside and outside prison, resisting...
    People's engineers-architects resist...
    This is the key to victory.
    Gulaferit Unsal has been in prison for years in Germany and now she continues to resist for her rights outside.
    Ozkan Guzel resists so as not to accept any pressure put on him.
    Resistance is a responsibility on the shoulders of every People's Front member. Resistance and victory to be a link in our chain of victory. Hundreds of kilometres separate them but we can find the road to resistance. We can put pressure on courts and prisons with our phones and faxes.
    You can carry out actions, participate in them, make a phone call in support, spread the news. They have won political victory already by deciding to resist, it is our responsibility to turn it into material gains.
    History is onot just about bearing witness, it is in our hands to be a part of it. We will win; because we resist.
    VICTORY GOES TO THOSE WHO RESIST!
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    Arcadia is a seemingly forgotten stretch of road in deep Louisiana that breathes libation and sexual prowess in the surrounding waters of the bayou. It is a town of intrigue and mystery. It is a town where ghost stories begin and people disappear without a second thought. Arcadia amorously welcomes the occasional traveler - as long as that traveler moves on through. For those who stay...Well, ‘Night, Chère

    Chase Fuller is hell-bent on purchasing the Bellefont Plantation House and has traveled from Nashville to see it in person. What he isn't prepared for is Lenora and Bridgette Theroit. Lenora is the youngest with a flaring temper that comes with irreconcilable consequences. Bridgette is the amorous sister who is both protector of Lenora and the eyes of Arcadia and its secrets.

    Join Chase and his exploits to find one of the most alluring mansions of the old south. As well as the tragedy that comes to a town forgotten to history.

    The Arcadia Stories follow the life of a lost jewel in southern history - one of superstition, mystery and the allure of sexuality.


    My Review

    It has been a while since I have read an erotica novel. This book does feature the sex but it is tasteful. Not pornish. The scenes are not drawn out. Although, Chase was quick to have sex with Lenora; despite the fact that he has a fiancé back home. If Chase really loved his fiancé he would not have been tempted right away. I mean yes, it is given that Chase would have sex as this is an erotica novel but I would have liked the fact that he not jump someone's bones right away within the first few moments of meeting them.

    Sisters Bridgette and Lenora are some wild cards. You don't want to turn your back on these ladies. They may look like honey but they come with a dash of chili pepper. For a short story, this is a quick, good read. I did not see the ending coming. A surprise that has left me wanting to read the next book in this series.
              Sarah Palin says she was 'duped' into participating in a sham interview with Sacha Baron Cohen, alleges she was dropped off at the wrong airport      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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    • Former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin slammed comedian Sacha Baron Cohen on Tuesday, claiming she was "duped" into giving him an interview for his upcoming show on Showtime, "Who is America."
    • Showtime and Cohen allegedly lured Palin "to honor American Vets" for a "legit Showtime historical documentary."
    • Palin said she and her daughter flew across the country to meet Cohen, who she says disguised himself as a disabled veteran in a wheelchair.
    • Palin also claimed Cohen and his network "purposefully dropped my daughter and me off at the wrong Washington, DC airport ... knowing we'd miss all flights back home to Alaska."

    Former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin slammed comedian Sacha Baron Cohen on Tuesday, claming she was "duped" into giving him an interview for his upcoming Showtime program, "Who is America?"

    "Ya' got me, Sacha," Palin said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. "Feel better now?"

    Showtime and Cohen, an English comedian known for his over-the-top impersonations and hyperbolic interviews, allegedly lured Palin "to honor American Vets" for what was supposed to have been a "legit Showtime historical documentary,'" according to Palin.

    Palin said she and her daughter flew across the country to meet Cohen, who she says disguised himself as a disabled veteran in a wheelchair. The purported interview soon went off the rails as Cohen's "disrespect and sarcasm" became clear, according to Palin.

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    "I sat through a long 'interview' full of Hollywoodism's disrespect and sarcasm - but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen's chagrin," Palin claimed. "The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen's foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse."

    It wasn't immediately clear how Cohen's humor was derisive toward middle-class Americans as Palin claimed.

    Cohen's previous roles have landed him in hot water.

    In "Borat," Cohen played the role of Borat Sagdiyev, a fictitious journalist from Kazakhstan unaccustomed to Western society. Following the release of the movie in 2006, some Kazakhs felt exploited and accused the movie of portraying them in a negative light — Cohen's website was also reportedly blocked in Kazakhstan.

    But Palin claims that Cohen's latest antics went too far. In addition to what Palin described as Cohen's "truly sick" humor, Palin claimed the network "purposefully dropped my daughter and me off at the wrong Washington, DC airport ... knowing we'd miss all flights back home to Alaska."

    "Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country," Palin added.

    "Who is America" bills itself as a satirical take on political and cultural icons, such as former vice president Dick Cheney. The show premieres on Showtime, July 15.

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              Microsoft a présenté Surface Go : une nouvelle tablette Surface d'entrée de gamme      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Hier encore, cette tablette d'entrée de gamme était une rumeur. Microsoft l'a présenté officiellement aujourd'hui. Elle s'appelle Surface Go.

    Cette tablette se positionne sur le marché de l'iPad, pour le concurrencer, mais garde la conception des tablettes Surface. Surface Go est donc un 2 en 1 doté d'un écran PixelSense de 10 pouce pour une résolution 1800 x 1200px. (ratio 2:3). L'écran prend en charge le stylet Surface Pen, avec 4096 niveaux de sensibilité à la pression. Avec le chargeur, le stylet Surface Pen est le seul accessoire fourni. Le Surface Pen vient s'aimanter sur le côté de la tablette.

    Tous les composants de la tablette sont situés dans la partie avec l'écran. L'autre partie n'étant qu'un clavier qui peut servir de couverture, et qui est vendu en supplément. Comme pour les autres modèles de la gamme l'écran comporte un pied repliable, kick stand, permettant d'obtenir une inclinaison variable sans tenir la tablette à bout de bras.

    Le processeur est un Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y, 2 cœurs/4 threads à 1,6 GHz, entouré de 4 ou 8 Go de RAM. Les capacités de stockage vont de 64 Go à 256 Go. Les versions 128 et 256 Go proposent un disque SSD tandis que la version 64 Go est dotée d'une mémoire eMMC.

    Le choix du processus destine la tablette principalement à des tâches bureautique ou récréative comme visionner des films ou des vidéos.

    Côté connectique, nous avons un port USB Type-C non compatible Thunderbolt 3, 1 prise casque/micro, 1 lecteur microSD et un module Wi-Fi n/ac et Bluetooth 4.2. Un modèle doté d'une puce 4G devrait arriver en cours d'année.

    La tablette intègre une caméra à l’arrière de 8 mégapixels et une caméra à l’avant de 5 mégapixels, compatible avec la reconnaissance faciale Windows Hello.

    Le système d'exploitation est Windows 10 Pro avec le mode S activé par défaut. L'utilisateur a la possibilité de désactiver le mode S dès le départ.

    Cette tablette Surface Pro sera commercialisée à prix de 399 dollars Outre-Atlantique. En France, il faudra compter 499 euros pour la première configuration, à savoir 4 Go de mémoire et 64 Go de eMMC et 599 euros pour la seconde configuration, à savoir 8 Go de mémoire et 128 Go de SSD. Nous ne connaissons pas le prix de la troisième configuration, avec un stockage de 256 Go. Pour rappel, le prix d'un iPad 32 Go est de 359 euros.

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              Koin 1.0 – le framework d’injection de dépendances Kotlin bientôt en version stable      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Koin est un framework d’injection de dépendances léger pour Kotlin. Contrairement aux solutions actuelles très orientées annotations, réflexion, et génération de code, Koin exploite le langage Kotlin afin d’offrir une solution simple et pragmatique.  Koin propose un DSL intuitif pour permettre de décrire les composants de son applications et une API très simple pour injecter les instances des composants ainsi configurées.

    Sa prise en main se fait en quelques minutes seulement et se montre particulièrement efficace pour le développement Android :

    Koin permet notamment l’injection de dépendances par constructeur pour les composants ViewModel (Android Architecture).

    Coté tests vous avez accès à toute l’API d’injection de dépendances ainsi qu’à certaines fonctionnalités dédiées pour vos tests unitaires (création de mocks à la volée, vérification de des modules …)

    Après un an de travail & feedbacks de la communauté, le framework intéresse de plus en plus la communauté des développeurs Android qui trouve une vraie alternative aux frameworks tels que Dagger 2 ou Toothpick.

    La version 1.0.0 beta-3 vient d’être publiée afin de permettre un dernière phase de recueil des feedbacks utilisateurs avant la version finale 1.0.0. Le billet de blog des développeurs du projet présente les nouveautés de cette version majeure :

    https://medium.com/koin-developers/opening-the-koin-1-0-0-beta-version-99cb8be1c308

    Retrouvez le projet Koin sur internet :
    Web : https://insert-koin.io ou https://beta.insert-koin.io (site pour la version beta)
    Github : https://github.com/InsertKoinIO/koin
    Twitter : @insertkoin_io

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              Postcards from the class & culture wars (7.10.18)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    "Doom to you who legislate evil, who make laws that make victims -- Laws that make misery for the poor, that rob my destitute people of dignity, exploiting defenseless widows, taking advantage of homeless children. What will you have to say on Judgment Day, when Doomsday arrives out of the blue? Who will you get to help you? What good will your money do you?"
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    L 3 juillet, je m’étais mis dans la roue de cette cycliste, je voulais saisir en photo son petit chien transbahuté dans le panier fixé derrière elle : pas évident, car le guidon étroit du vélo ne permet pas des exploits acrobatiques, et l’accès à l’iPhone étant lié à l’empreinte de l’index de la main […]
              Oprah Winfrey Fires Back at ‘Frivolous’ Lawsuit Over ‘Greenleaf’ TV Series      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Oprah Winfrey will not stand idly by as she’s accused of being an idea thief.

    Attorneys for media titan Winfrey filed papers Monday firing back at a copyright infringement lawsuit over the OWN series “Greenleaf,” calling it “frivolous” and saying it has a “manifest lack of merit.”

    “This is a frivolous lawsuit brought by plaintiffs who either do not understand copyright law or who are pursuing it notwithstanding its manifest lack of merit,” the papers, filed in federal court in California, read.

    Winfrey was sued back in April by Shannan Lynette Wynn and Pastor Lester Eugene Barrie, who allege that “Greenleaf” is a ripoff of their project “Justice & Glory.” The suit says that Wynn and Barrie submitted a treatment of the project to the defendants and were told it was rejected, only to discover years later that “their work [was] produced and exploited by Defendants under a different name: ‘Greenleaf.'”

    Also Read: Oprah Winfrey Sued by Pastor Over 'Greenleaf' TV Series

    “The setting of Defendants’ ‘Greenleaf’ is identical to that of Plaintiffs’ ‘Justice & Glory. ‘ Both shows are dramas that take place in the South and center around a powerful, African-American family dynasty and their sprawling megachurch,” the complaint reads. “The families of both shows live together in a mansion-style home sitting on a large plot of land, have private jets and live an affluent lifestyle. Their lives all center around the mega-church activities and people affiliated with the church in one aspect or another.”

    However, in a motion to dismiss the copyright infringement and breach of implied contract claims of the lawsuit, Winfrey’s legal team says that the two works “are not substantially similar as a matter of law.”

    “‘Justice & Glory’ is a story about a young, white, atheist, promiscuous U.S. Senator investigating the world-famous leader of an international mega-church, who may have been involved in the murder of the Senator’s mother,” the new legal papers read. “‘Greenleaf’ is about a single mother returning to her father’s local, African-American ministry in Memphis, Tennessee after the suicide of her sister, and who seeks to prove that her uncle is a serial child molester. While both stories involve a church leader and his family, the similarities end there.”

    Also Read: Oprah Winfrey Fans Targeted by Social-Media Scam Artist (Video)

    “Plaintiffs do not understand (or intentionally disregard) that general plot ideas (a mysterious death, a closeted gay character) and familiar stock themes (e.g., a corrupt church, infidelity, good versus evil) are not protected,” the papers continue. “Superficial similarities and abstract commonalities do not constitute infringement. The differences between Plaintiffs’ treatments and ‘Greenleaf’ are profound, palpable, and immediately recognizable even upon a cursory review of the works. There is a complete absence of expressive similarity. It is not even a close case.”

    Monday’s motion also states that none of the defendants “had seen Plaintiffs’ treatments or had even heard of Plaintiffs.”

    The suit seeks damages of $150,000 for each alleged act of infringement, as well as an injunction barring the defendants from infringing on the plaintiffs’ copyright.

    Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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              Sarah Palin Says She Was ‘Duped’ by Sacha Baron Cohen Posing as Disabled Veteran      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Sarah Palin says she was “duped” by Sacha Baron Cohen who was posing a disabled veteran for his upcoming Showtime series, “Who Is America?”

    In a lengthy message on her Facebook page, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate wrote, “Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now? I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive [sic], sick “humor” of the British “comedian” Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime.”

    Showtime declined to comment when contacted by TheWrap.

    Also Read: Sacha Baron Cohen's Secret Showtime Series Finally Has Some Details - and a Teaser (Video)

    Palin explained that she was sent a request for a “legit opportunity” to honor American Vets and contribute to a “legit Showtime historical documentary,” and that she and her daughter traveled across the country to interview Baron Cohen, she guesses, who had “heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all.” She added she eventually realized it was a farce and walked off the interview.

    “The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via [Baron] Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse,” she wrote.

    Palin also challenged the network and Baron Cohen to donate all the proceeds from the show to a charitable group that supports American veterans. “Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country,” she said.

    Also Read: Here's What We Think We Know About Sacha Baron Cohen's Secret New Show

    Palin also accused the production team of purposely dropping them off at the wrong airport.

    “Who Is America?” premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. on Showtime, so maybe we’ll get to see what all the fuss is about then.

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    Sarah Palin's Defamation Suit Against New York Times Dismissed

    Judge Allows Sarah Palin's Lawyers to Grill New York Times Editor in Defamation Case


              Transport - Propriétaire exploitant - Williams Pharmalogistique - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              Hacker Selling Pentagon’s Killer Drone Manual on Dark Web for $150, Cheap      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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    A sensitive training manual for the U.S. military’s lethal MQ-9 Reaper UAV was put up for sale on an underground marketplace last month, after a hacker plucked it from an Air Force captain’s home network using a default password.

    But despite an asking price of only $150, nobody was interested. “I’ve been personally investigating the  dark web for almost 15 years, and this is the first time I’ve uncovered documents of this nature,” says Andrei Barysevich, director of advanced collection at Recorded Future. “This type of document would typically be stolen by nation-state hackers. They wouldn’t be offering it on the dark web, and certainly not for $150.” Developed by General Atomics, the $64 million MQ-9 Reaper is the heavily-armed follow-on to the Predator drone, capable of dropping laser-guided bombs and Hellfire missiles on a target from an altitude of 50 thousand feet. In its unarmed configuration it’s been used by DHS for border surveillance and NASA for weather studies. The stolen Reaper training manual was titled “MQ-9A Reaper Block 5 (UHK97000-15) RPAMaintenance Event 1 Delta Training.” It was unclassified, but the cover bore a lengthy admonishment on safe handling.

    “This information is furnished upon condition that it will not be  released to another nation without the specific authority” of the Air Force, the cover reads. “[T]he recipient will report promptly to the United States, any known or suspected compromises.” The document, and others like it, was pilfered from the home network of an Air Force captain in the 432d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, says Barysevich. A spokesperson for the squadron did not immediately respond to an inquiry from the Daily Beast on Tuesday. Barysevich says he spotted the manual for sale on a dark web forum in early June. Posing as a potential buyer, he struck up a conversation with the seller, who turned out to be part of a small hacking crew based in South America that specializes in low-hanging fruit. Armed with some rudimentary knowledge and an Internet-of-things search engine called Shodan, the hackers learned to exploit a feature in some Netgear home routers that allow a user to attach an external USB drive and load it up with documents, videos or music that they want to share across their home network. An extra option called the “Personal FTP Server” also makes the files accessible over the public Internet, so the user can fetch them from work or while traveling.If the user switches the Personal FTP Server option on, and doesn’t explicitly set a password for the server, all their shared files are left wide open to anybody who logs in as “anonymous,” with no password required — a mistake evidently made by the Air Force captain. “We reported this to DHS and various law enforcement agencies, and they forwarded the information to the U.S. Air Force,” says Barysevich.

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    President Donald J. Trump will announce his nominee to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Watch live.
     
     

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    Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire from the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of this month. Tonight, President Trump will be joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior leaders from Congress as he announces his nominee to be our Nation’s 114th Supreme Court Justice.

    In his first year, President Trump appointed a record number of Federal judges, each of whom is standing up for our rights. That record includes the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court last year. In just a little more than a year on the bench, Justice Gorsuch has proven to be a crucial voice for restoring Constitutional principles to our government.

    By appointing rule-of-law judges, President Trump has reshaped the judiciary. That work goes hand-in-hand with the President’s program to reduce the size and scope of government, which includes signing the largest tax cuts in history, implementing unprecedented regulatory reform, and promoting individual liberties and religious freedoms.
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    On Friday, Vice President Pence visited U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters to deliver a message from President Trump. “I bring greetings this morning from a great champion of law and order. And as he reminded and wanted me to convey today, a leader who stands without apology with the men and women of ICE and law enforcement at every level.”

    In recent weeks, leading Democrats have called for the abolition of ICE. “In this White House, let me be clear: We are with you 100 percent,” the Vice President said. Eliminating ICE would grind immigration enforcement to a halt, with devastating consequences for public safety. These calls are an insult to the heroic law enforcement officers who protect us from drug dealers, gang members, and other criminals that exploit our porous immigration laws.
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              Thread: Wargames:: General:: Experimental new CRT for OCS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    by JasonC


    Gentlemen,


    After an epic long discussion here on the general wargames forum about six months ago - though honestly it ran to months and over 100 posts - discussing wargame CRTs and realism, I produced earlier this year an experimental CRT for the SCS games from MMP trying to incorporate many of the points others had raised in that discussion. I thank all the participants for their research, insight, and feedback both in that original thread and in others later discussing my proposed system, its rationale, testing, etc. I have since had a chance to try it out in multiple SCS titles and I think it works great for them, while retaining the relatively fast, bloody, and attack oriented nature of the SCS originals on which it was based.

    I have now completed the same sort of adaptation for the bigger system of OCS, and this thread is here to offer it for comment, trial, etc. This is purely a variant system of course and entirely a matter of mutual player choice to try. It needs no new components other than the chart itself and the explained mechanics, and is meant to "swap in" to OCS with a minimum of other changes. Of course OCS has many other charts and tables and those remain unaltered (though I do also have a new bombardment table I recommend along with the main CRT).

    The fundamental conception of the CRT remains the same as in the SCS approach, which is to separate losses to the attacker and losses and retreat results to the defender into two sides of the CRT, with odds in the familiar sense controlling only the latter, the results to the defender. Losses to the attacker use the same die roll, but consult columns based on the absolute defense strength of the defenders rather than the odds column.

    The fundamental idea is that bringing more to a combat will not reduce attacker losses in the same way that facing weaker defenders does. In many games, the higher the achieved odds column the lower the attacker's expected losses. But as the historical aspect of the CRT discussion emphasized, this is not what is seen in real historical loss results, which instead tend to see attacker losses (in absolute, not relative terms) rise with the size of his total force.

    The next intention of the system is to reward realistic tactics and advantages, as opposed to just bring more "poor bloody infantry" to the combat. Artillery, armor, terrain, and unit quality all have ways to improving battle outcomes without exposing larger friendly forces to higher losses. Of course many of those aspects are already treated in OCS, notably the huge influence of unit quality ratings in that system. There I am actually toning down their role.

    The fundamental procedure is still to calculated the strengths of the two sides adjusted for terrain, then to roll 2d6 and index the result into the table, with column shifts and DRMs of various sorts. The results read out in steps lost, required retreats, and (an OCS special) earned exploitation mode or its absence. I do fundamentally reduce the amount of "option" in the combat results; this was another key criticism of many existing systems stemming from the joint CRT thread, and it makes a significant change from the OCS original. Attackers in particular must take all of their loss results as step losses, and only retreat if they lose steps and the defenders do not and are not forced to retreat. Doing so doesn't reduce attacker losses and is limited to a 1 hex retreat in all cases.

    Defenders only have an option to reduce retreat requirements by a single hex if they earned 2 column shifts from terrain and entrenchments. Otherwise they must take retreat results as retreats, and even in the case of such an option, all original 2 hex retreat results will require the defenders to give up the hex (though if they retreat only 1 by exercising a loss option, they can avoid automatic DG status for being forced to retreat 2 hexes or more).

    That is probably enough intro discussion, so I will now post the CRT itself, the various combat modifiers, and give a few simple examples taken from Guderian's Blitzkrieg OCS.



    Column shifts and DRMs

    Very close terrain - 2 column left on both sides
    Close terrain - 1 column left on both sides
    Level 1 hedgehog - no effect
    Level 2-3 hedgehog - 1 column left on both sides
    Level 4 hedgehog - 2 column left on both sides

    Attacker quality 1-2 better - +1 DRM on right side only
    Attacker quality 3+ better - +2 DRM on right side only
    Defender quality 1-2 better - -1 DRM on left side only
    Defender quality 3+ better - -2 DRM on left side only

    Attacker armor odds 4:1 or better - +1 DRM on both sides
    Attacker armor odds 1:1 or worse - -1 DRM on both sides
    Defender artillery support 10+ factors - 1 DRM on both sides

    Attacker density 5+ REs in any hex - -1 DRM left side only
    Attacker density 5+ soft REs in any hex - additional -1 DRM left side only
    Defender density 5+ REs in defending hex - +1 DRM right side only.

    Defender quality 2+ better - ambush on white die 1-2 (only if defenders not all DGed)
    Otherwise - ambush on white die 1 (only if defenders not all DGed)
    Attacker quality 2+ better - surprise on red die 5-6
    Otherwise, no ambush - surprise on red die 6

    Ambush effects - defender retreat requirement reduced by 1, defender loss requirement reduced by 1 OR attacker loss increased 1 if defender loss 0.
    Surprise effects - defender retreat requirement increased by 1, attacker loss decreased by 1 OR defender loss increased by 1 if attacker loss 0.

    Hold at all costs - only if terrain gave at least 2 left shifts, defender may reduce retreat requirement by 1 (only) for 1 extra step loss.

    Attacker retreats - 1 hex only if the attacker took any step losses and the defender neither took any step losses nor retreated. Does not reduce attacker step losses, it is an additional cost for such lost attacks.

    Exploitation - QL4 or better earned whenever defender retreat requirement is 2 OR defender took 2 step losses.
    QL level requirement reduced by 1 if attackers took no losses.
    QL level requirement reduced by additional 1 if defenders took 2 step losses AND had to retreat at least 2 hexes.
    Cumulative and can benefit from surprise.

    Note that the QL modifiers here replace the OCS original DRM of the entire net QL level attacker minus defender. The armor shift DRM replaces the rule about sometimes getting only 1.5x for armor in open; instead they always get 2x but then the armor specific odds ratio determines whether either side earns +/-1 DRM, or neither does. And the new ambush and surprise based on the different dice, white for defender and red for attacker, replaces the separate die roll for battle type and the 1d6 column shift wild cards of original OCS.

    Notice also that shifts are controlled by terrain and entrenchment only, while DRMs are created by many factors and may affect only the right side result, the left side result, or both. The modified roll may therefore be different on the two sides of the table. Notably, QL advantage raises the enemy loss result but does not reduce your own losses unless it helps achieve surprise (which is however a very powerful effect).

    Other things to notice that are different from original OCS -

    1 QL difference earns a single DRM
    2 QL difference earns a single DRM and better surprise chances
    3+ QL difference earns a double DRM and better surprise results
    But QL difference "tops out" at that point.

    Similarly, the effect of hedgehogs is deliberately weakened, with 1 shift for level 2-3 and 2 shifts for level 4. This means it takes longer to dig in to serious effect unless engineers are used, and this is a deliberate shift in the relative value of supplies spent on barrage vs supplies spent on entrenchment. Defensive barrage is also not its own phase using the normal barrage table but is instead a single DRM for 10 or more bombardment strength spent supporting one defensive battle. Again, this is a deliberate upgrading of the role of artillery and downgrading of the role of the spade, based on experience with OCS and what people tend to do differently from history.

    Some simple examples of the procedure.

    A Russian 12 strength rifle division, QL 3, in a level 1 hedgehog in open (no terrain effect yet) is attacked by a full German Panzer division with QL 5, 4+4+3 Panzer, 5+5+2 inf/recon, total strength 34. Odds are 3-1 and the Germans have +2 QL and armor superiority. The Panzer division is attacking from a single hex with 5 1/2 REs, but only 2 1/2 of them soft units. Net modifiers are +2 right side (QL, armor) and 0 left side (+1 armor, -1 attacker density). There is Russian ambush on a white "1", otherwise German surprise on a red "5" or "6".

    On a roll of white 5, red 5, the result would be 0/2r1 from the table, raised to 0/3r2 for surprise, destroying the 3 step rifle division and marking the Germans exploitation eligible. On a roll of white 2, red 1,the result would be 2/1 from the table, with the Germans taking 2 step losses, one from the lead unit the other of their choice and the Russians reduced 1 step. On a roll of white 4, red 3, the result would be 1/1r1, with each lead unit reduced and the Russians retreating 1 hex. They would lose an additional step if they had to make that retreat through ZOC.

    If the Russians were first DGed by German bombardment, they would fire only on the 5-7 column and the odds would be 5-1 on the right side for 34 vs 6 adjusted strength. In addition, ambush would be impossible in this case. Notice therefore that successfully DGing attacked positions before combat is an efficient way to reduce own side losses and raise enemy losses, more so that just having a far higher QL rating.

    On the other hand, if the Russians were in a level 2 hedgehog instead of level 1 and supported the defenders with a 12 strength artillery brigade within 3 hexes, they would (1) earn a left shift on both sides for their entrenchments and (2) earn a net -1 DRM for artillery support (density vs armor superiority canceling as before on the LHS result). That would raise expected German losses to 54/36 or 1.5 steps, while reducing their own to 25/36 (2:1 +1 net DRM), ignoring ambush / surprise chances.

    I will explain some of the principles of the table's construction. Attacker losses are basically linear in the effective defense factor attacked, regardless of the odds column achieved. Attacker density especially soft unit density will further increase their expected losses. This has the desired effect of making attacks delivered by maximum stacks of infantry units much more expensive for the attacker than they were in original OCS, even if enough of them are sent to reach a reasonable odds column.

    On the odds column side, results inflicted on the defenders have reasonable chances on the 3-5 to 1 columns in open terrain, with the chance of moving the defenders also increasing but not reaching certainty until quite high odds. Unmodified, 2:1 odds attacks will expect to inflict half a step and move the defenders a third of the time. Those figures rise to 2/3rd of a step and 50% to move the defenders at 3-1, full step loss expected and 2/3rds to move the defenders at 5-1. Compared to the original CRT this is similar to the chances if half of defender options were taken as step losses and half as retreats, though the chances of inflicting losses at the lowest odds columns is deliberately reduced compared to the original CRT. Defender expected losses start out basically linear in the odds column achieved and then encounter some diminishing returns.

    Naturally, DRMs and shifts modify those base chances in powerful ways, but those basic principles of the CRT's construction should help you to understand what to expect from it.

    As a last addition before pausing for comments, I will also share the bombardment table I use with the above system, and the reduce modifiers to that table.

    Bombardment factors 0-1 no effect, no shot
    BF 2, roll 12 only to DG only
    BF 3-4, 11 to DG, 12 1 step
    BF 5-9, 10 to DG, 11-12 1 step
    BF 10-19, 9 to DG, 10-12 1 step
    BF 20-39, 8 to DG, 9-11 1 step, 12 2 steps
    BF 40-79, 7 to DG, 8-10 1 step, 11-12 2 steps
    BF 80-119, 6 to DG, 7-9 1 step, 10-11 2 steps, 12 3 steps
    BF 120+, 5 to DG, 6-8 1 step, 9-10 2 steps, 11-12 3 steps

    As in the original, all step losses also DG the target.

    Density - count *soft* (non-armored) REs in the target hex, only
    0-1 soft REs, 1 column left
    2-4 soft REs, no modifier
    5+ soft REs, 1 column right

    Hedgehog 2-3 OR city terrain, 1 column left
    Hedgehog 4 OR fortified terrain, 2 columns left
    No spotter, 1 left (artillery only, air not effected)

    Basically it takes double the BF firepower to earn an additional column, but the shifts possible are considerably toned down. All 1/2 results are also done away with so that the 2d6 bombardment roll always fully resolved the attack.

    The intention is to allow such bombardments only once per phase per target, including no "hip shoots". Diminishing returns to trying to force results on specific targets, especially less vulnerable ones, are pronounced and intentional. You will get the most bang firing at 5+ soft RE stacks without cover with modest barrages at each such attractive target, and will get much less bang per bombardment factor trying to hit the same target with more, especially if it is hardened.

    Comments and especially testing with the system most welcome.

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    Facebook Messenger for Android can be crashed via the application's status check. This can be exploited by an MITM attacker via intercepting that call and returning a large amount of data. This happens because this status check is not done over SSL and the application did not contain logic for checking if the returned data is very large.
              SAHARA, exploit di METEO ESTREMO: pericolosa onda di CALORE RECORD prossima al Mediterraneo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    METEO ESTREMO. Ancora un'altra notizia di condizioni atmosferiche straordinarie in prossimità del Mar Mediterraneo, e distanti attorno ad un migliaio di chilometri dall'Italia. Il Nord Africa, esattamente la parte occidentale dell'Algeria è influenzata dall'anomala espansione del temutissimo ITCZ (fronte intertropicale, zona di convergenza equatoriale) verso nord che forse, anche assieme ad altri fattori, ha generato un anticiclone di eccezionale potenza che ha favorito un'ondata di caldo straordinaria per quella parte del Nord Africa. Stiamo parlando del settore più settentrionale del Sahara, quello più vicino all'Italia. L'Algeria settentrionale è sotto l'influenza di una cupola di calore straordinariamente intensa, con valori di deviazioni standard eccezionali rispetto alla norma. Il modello matematico europeo ha stimato temperature più di 20 gradi sopra la media molto vicino a Ouargla che, per un clima desertico, sono un'anomalia estrema. La stazione meteo ufficiale ha registrato una temperatura di 51,3 gradi Celsius) giovedì 5 Luglio, valore che per la zona è record. Ouargla ha una popolazione di quasi mezzo milione, si trova nel nord dell'Algeria centrale, all'incirca a metà strada tra il Marocco e la Tunisia. Evidenziamo che vari record del passato non sono considerati validi dalla comunità scientifica, e supera il precedente 50,7 gradi Celsius registrato il 13 luglio 1961 in Marocco. El Azizia, in Libia, per anni fu definita la località dove è stata registrata la temperatura terrestre più elevata, 58 gradi Celsius a El Azizia, in Libia, ma tale record fu respinto dall'Organizzazione Meteorologica Mondiale. Ed anche i 55 gradi Celsius osservati a Kebili, in Tunisia, il 7 luglio 1931 non sono considerati validi. Nel frattempo, le previsioni del ITCZ sono allarmanti, in quanto sono attese varie ondate verso nord, e potrebbero influenzare con ondate di calore straordinario anche le regioni mediterranee, anche se le previsioni per ora prospettano un'altra serie di anomalie, come il transito di aree cicloniche che sbarrerebbero la via ad un tale evento. Tuttavia, nei prossimi giorni, il ITCZ (fronte intertropicale, zona di convergenza equatoriale) tenderà a migrare verso sud, allontanando il rischio di onde di calore record verso l'Italia, ma quello in atto, rammenta ciò che è avvenuto un anno fa, e pone sconquasso nelle previsioni stagionali, in quanto prospettavano anomalie termiche negative in quell'area. Per intenderci, le rassicuranti previsioni che davano clima nella media o con temperature sotto la media, sono state smentite dall'evento meteo in atto. Aggiornamenti e monitoraggio evoluzione meteo, 24/24 ore a cura dello Staff LINK rapido alle PREVISIONI METEO dei capoluoghi di regione d'Italia, oppure vai su CERCA la tua località nel campo form in alto alla pagina: Meteo ANCONA Meteo AOSTA Meteo BARI Meteo BOLOGNA Meteo CAGLIARI Meteo CAMPOBASSO Meteo CATANZARO Meteo FIRENZE Meteo GENOVA Meteo L'AQUILA Meteo MILANO Meteo NAPOLI Meteo PALERMO Meteo PERUGIA Meteo POTENZA Meteo ROMA Meteo TORINO Meteo TRENTO Meteo TRIESTE Meteo VENEZIA
              Sarah Palin Not a Fan Of Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Evil, Exploitive, Sick’ Humor After Trick Interview      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Cohen posed as a wounded veteran to get an audience with the famous Alaskan media personality.
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              A desperate hacker tried selling US military files for $150 — only to find no one wanted them      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    us air force drone control kandahar afghanistanReuters/Josh Smith

    • A hacker who got ahold of sensitive US military documents tried to selling them on a dark-web forum, only to find no one wanted to buy them.
    • The sensitive information the hacker attempted to sell included a maintenance manual for the MQ-9A Reaper drone, a list of airmen assigned to a Reaper drone unit, manuals on how to suppress improvised explosive devices, and an M1 Abrams tank manual.
    • The hacker also tapped into live footage of surveillance cameras at the US-Mexico border and NASA bases, and an MQ-1 Predator flying over the Gulf of Mexico.
    • The hacker, who is believed to reside in a poverty-stricken country in South America, said his internet connection was slow and that because his bandwidth was limited, he did not download all the files prior to finding a willing buyer.
    • Undercover analysts alerted US officials and the vulnerable computers were taken offline, which inadvertently cut off the hacker's access to the files.
    • Analysts say they have a "good level of confidence" about the hacker's identity.

    A hacker who got ahold of sensitive US military documents tried to sell them on a dark-web forum — only to find there were no buyers. The hacker was forced to lower his price to $150.

    After a team of undercover analysts from Recorded Future's Insikt Group embedded themselves with users from the dark-web forum, they came across the hacker who exploited a simple vulnerability on Netgear-brand routers.

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Watchdog group: United Nations ignores antisemitism, de-Judaizes Holocaust
    The United Nations has failed to seriously combat antisemitism and in some cases has de-Judaized the Holocaust, a Geneva watchdog group said on Monday.

    UN Watch made the accusation in a report it presented at a special event at the Knesset.

    Israel has long argued that the UN’s treatment of it is tantamount to antisemitism because of the body’s long record of excessively condemning Israeli actions above and beyond those of other nations.
    Haley says UN could benefit from fresh set of eyes, calls out anti-Israeli bias at UN, January 19, 2017 (Reuters)

    “When it comes to Jews, when it comes to Israelis, the UN has become a hostile and biased body,” said Yesh Atid head MK Yair Lapid, who chaired the Knesset event. “The organization that is meant to fight antisemitism, which is sworn to fight antisemitism, is guilty of antisemitism itself.”

    The UN Watch report, presented by the group’s executive director, Hillel Neuer, said that in addition the UN has done little to tackle antisemitism even though it is tasked with combating worldwide racism, xenophobia and discrimination.

    The report lauded some UN actions on antisemitism, including UNESCO’s Holocaust education program and the statements of some UN officials, including Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

    But the bulk of the report protested the failure of UN officials and relevant bodies, including outgoing High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, to properly address the problem of antisemitism.

    Zeid did not make a “single standalone statement” in reaction to an antisemitic event during his four years in office, UN Watch said.

    He also “trivialized and de-Judaized the Holocaust,” the group said.


    At Jerusalem event, terror survivor recounts police capture of friend’s killers
    Kay Wilson is intimately acquainted with evil. Eight years ago on a sunny December afternoon, Palestinian terrorists brutally stabbed Wilson and her friend as they hiked a trail in a picturesque forest outside Jerusalem.

    As she helplessly watched her friend Kristine Luken be murdered with a machete, Wilson made the split-second decision to play dead — a move that would end up saving her life.

    Bound, gagged and stabbed 13 times, Wilson was determined not to die deep in the woods alongside Luken where their bodies could be overlooked. Somehow, she mustered the strength to walk over a kilometer through the forest on what she calls her own personal “death march” to call for help.

    Her eyewitness testimony and remnants of the killer’s DNA led to the capture of Luken’s killers. They later confessed to murdering another woman, Neta Sorek, earlier in 2010.

    The extraordinary story of Wilson’s will to survive, and the subsequent police investigation was the subject of an 2018 Israeli TV documentary titled “Black Forest,” directed by Hadar Kleinman Zadok and Timna Goldstein Hattab.

    The 50-minute film produced by public broadcaster Kan provided a therapeutic outlet for Wilson, who years later, is still healing from the physical and emotional trauma she suffered in the grisly attack.
    As Literary Award Changes Its Name to Escape Allegations of Racism, Instances of Anti-Semitism Go Unnoticed
    Children’s literature news does not ordinarily make it into lead stories in the New York Times. Last week’s announcement by the ALSC (Association for Library Services for Children, part of the American Library Association) that it had changed the name of one of its most prestigious awards was an exception. The award formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award has now been renamed the Children’s Literature Legacy Award. The ALSC reached this decision after months of debate about the psychological impact of racism in Wilder’s books on young readers. A broad-based movement to increase diverse and accurate representations of people of color and other marginalized groups has engulfed the world of children’s books. Wilder’s work, which undoubtedly includes insensitive and offensive material about Native Americans, had become a very visible target. Where do Jews come into this story?

    Last year’s recipient of the Wilder Award was the distinguished African-American author and poet Nikki Grimes. Grimes is the author of many critically acclaimed works, including one which is distorted by the most blatant and lurid anti-Semitic tropes. At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter accuses the Jewish people of venality, corruption, and hatred in the events surrounding the death of Jesus. The book closely follows the Gospels’ interpretation of these events. The high priest Caiaphas is described as “a mongrel smelling blood.” The Pharisees and Sadducees are conflated as members of the same evil elite, and Pontius Pilate is a passive and blameless victim of the enraged Jews who force him to kill the Messiah. The book is composed of poems, each one prefaced by the author’s comments and suggestions for discussion. Grimes encourages children to think creatively about the motives for killing Jesus: “Why would false witnesses agree to provide a legitimate excuse to have an innocent person crucified? My guess is money. Perhaps there were other reasons. Any ideas?” The poems are accompanied by illustrator David Frampton’s dangerously beautiful woodcuts, giving the story intense visual impact. One picture shows the Jewish leadership holding coins and other treasures, which they would supposedly risk losing should Jesus and his followers triumph.



    From ‘intersectionality’ to the exclusion of Jewish students: BDS makes a worrying turn on US campuses
    During the fall semester, when little was happening on the anti-Israel Hard Left on American campuses, we could have been forgiven for thinking that perhaps the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement had slowed. But as the year continued, coinciding with Israel’s 70th anniversary, the pace of BDS efforts increased and included something relatively new: efforts to mark off, isolate, and ghettoise Jews supporting Israel on campuses, while characterising Jews in ways that are deeply worrying.
    BDS on Campus

    Overall, the BDS movement generated some 22 campaigns on American campuses in 2017-18, two more than it did in 2016-17. This number was down from the immediate post-Gaza incursion peak years when BDS forces mounted 44 campaigns in 2014-15 and 33 during 2016-17, 77 in all. The recent period saw BDS organising 42 campaigns in two years. BDS forces claimed victory this year in 9 of the 22 campaigns it sponsored, a 41 per cent rate of success.

    Late in the year, the renewed intensity of the BDS campaigns contrasted notably with the year’s beginning. If anything, campuses were still reeling from the events at Charlottesville in August 2017 and the appearance by neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia with swastikas, torches and disturbing signs vowing ‘Jews will not replace us’. University leaders were also preoccupied with the growing conflict over free speech involving primarily alt-Right speakers and demands for access to public fora on campuses. Richard Spencer stirred concerns by threats to sue institutions infringing on his first amendment right to speak and by actively bringing radicals to campus, threatening real violence. At the University of Florida, the governor mobilised the Florida guard.

    BDS forces scored successes in November, passing divestment resolutions in several student governments; surprisingly, first at the University of Michigan (UM), where BDS had repeatedly failed until then, at Ohio State University, the University of South Florida, the University of Minnesota, New York University (NYU), George Washington University, and recently, Barnard (in a campus referendum) and the University of Oregon. Such victories were symbolic only, as university presidents and boards of trustees quickly announced they opposed BDS and would not divest university financial holdings. On the other side of the ledger, BDS was solidly defeated at the University of Maryland, Northeastern University, the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, the City University of New York, Earlham, Swarthmore, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
    Barry Shaw: The hypocrisy of intersectionality and the Jewish question
    People with strategic antennae can detect a throwback to the Soviet inspired canard of “Zionism is Racism.” This radical left-wing anti-Israel trope raised its ugly head way back in 2001 at the UN World Conference Against Racism in South Africa where thousands of anti-Israel demonstrators and groups hijacked the event to target the Jewish state with phony propaganda including apartheid accusations.

    Sadly, despite being beaten down in the United Nations, this same anti-Zionism has breathed new life and is active today on the campuses and streets of America and Britain, reaching out into support for Hamas and Hezbollah.

    As it was then, it is dressed up as a universal human rights issue. The same tiresome aspersions are trotted out, and soft vacant minds of the impressionable young are hooked on a cause to which they are physically detached but to which they have been seduced to dedicate their energies. It fits their progressive upbringing. Sadly, a growing number of the newly deceived are Jewish.

    In America, many have been raised by parents from the anti-war, hippie, flower power, era who, from a distance, frowned on Israel for not bringing peace to the Palestinians and, from their distant armchair, encourage their kids to become activists in an anti-Israel cause. And they do it, they claim, for the benefit of an Israel that is too dumb, and too aggressive, to see the error of our ways.

    What they have yet to realize is that firstly, they are wrong, and secondly their kids have gone from being liberal to becoming the most illiberal, closed-minded, and intolerant people in the community. They exist, you see, on a higher moral plain than the rest of us. They know better
    "Jihad Allowance": Views of Work in the Middle East
    After the ruling class, the highest respect and wealth is given to the jihadist class or military leadership class. Otherwise, the jihadist or military class might turn against the leadership and Islamic system itself. That is one reason why the highest pensions in most Muslim countries, as in Gaza and the West Bank, go to widows, parents and children of jihadists and military retirees.

    "We [the Muslim world], don't work and if we work, we don't do it professionally. We do not produce . . . and we import everything from the needle to missiles... Muhammad ordered us to excel in everything 'if you kill, do it properly, and if you slaughter, do it properly...' How come the Zionist gang has managed to be superior to us? They have become superior through knowledge and technology and work ethics." — Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.

    Today, as Muslims are escaping their vast, poverty-stricken Islamic territories in 54 Islamic nations for the greener lands of Europe and America, Westerners seem to think they are rescuing refugees. Many times they are, but other times this is just the latest version of a story that has been repeating itself for 1,400 years.
    Can Labor stamp out antisemitism as long as Corbyn is chairman?
    Recently the Deputy Chairman of the Labor Party, Tom Watson, admitted that the antisemitism problem within the party has deteriorated in the past year. In a message to the Jewish Labor Movement he said the problem was not “just with individual cases of antisemitism,” but with “wider patterns of association.” Watson mentioned that he was ashamed that antisemitism was “ignored or minimized or excused” by some Labor members.

    Watson’s statement begs the question of whether the party can overcome antisemitism as long as Jeremy Corbyn is its chairman. This has been doubtful for a long time. There are many indications that Corbyn is highly uninterested in frontally facing this hatred. In addition, he has for years been close to various antisemites. He also promoted antisemites to party positions when he became chairman. A series of events in the last three months show even more clearly that Corbyn is far too much part of the problem to reasonably expect the party to handle antisemitism complaints.

    Labor has said that it wants to deal with the majority of the complaints by the end of July. The party appointed Gordon Nandell, a leading left-wing lawyer who is Jewish, to oversee its disciplinary process. There have since been many revelations of his links to the party’s hard left and activists involved in antisemitism issues.

    Upon these disclosures, the Jewish Labor MP, Luciana Berger, asked the party’s national executive committee to review Nandell’s appointment. She tweeted: “This individual had made worrying statements on social media and was identifiably connected to organizations and individuals that seek to deny the antisemitism problem. We were ignored.” She also said that she “had no faith in how the party was going to tackle antisemitism.

    In March 2018, Corbyn said that since he had become party chairman, there have been 300 complaints of antisemitism. He added that 150 people have either been expelled or resigned. Corbyn stated the backlog of complaints to be 60 cases. The Daily Mail reported, however, a backlog of 74 cases. It added that MP John Mann said he knew of another 130 complaints. One source in Labor told the paper: “Many of these cases include the most shocking and blatant antisemitism that would make even a committed Nazi blush.”
    The Labour Party’s rejection of the International Definition of Antisemitism was long-planned
    Nearly two months ago, Campaign Against Antisemitism called out the Labour Party’s intention to reject the International Definition of Antisemitism. By analysing the seemingly positive letter and article published by Jeremy Corbyn in April, observing what was omitted, and noting Andrew Gwynne MP’s contemporaneous comments on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, we identified Labour’s disingenuous plans for all to see, calling it an “insult to the Jewish community”. Then, as now, the Labour Party had the gall to declare that they – not the world’s expert historians and academics nor the Jewish community – were best-placed to define antisemitism.

    However, when this clearly telegraphed plan took a step further toward formal adoption, MPs lined up to decry it, with Labour frontbencher Sir Kier Starmer, on the same Andrew Marr Show, saying that Labour should implement the International Definition of Antisemitism “sharpish”. Other Labour MPs, including Chukka Umunna, Liz Kendall, Wes Streeting, Stella Creasey and Anna Turley all added their public declarations of outrage.

    The junking of the definition was not done in secret: it was public. This begs the question: when the plan to carve convenient chunks out of the definition had been so clearly announced in advance, why are Labour politicians only now affecting surprise? One can applaud them registering opposition, but any politician with a significant commitment to opposing racism in their own party would surely have acted long ago: the facts, the individuals and teams working on it being easily accessible parliamentary and Party colleagues.

    In only one respect was our expectation changed: in relation to so-called Holocaust inversion, the act of comparing the actions of Jews or the State of Israel to those of the Nazis, which is a part of the international definition which the Labour party has now seen fit to omit. Considering that Mr Corbyn himself publicly wrote on 26th March to a Jewish charity, saying: “Comparing Israel or the actions of Israeli governments to the Nazis…constitutes [an] aspect of contemporary antisemitism”, the brazenness of this latest move by the Labour Party is laid bare.
    NGO Monitor: Take 2: Powerful NGOs, Antisemitism, and the Irish BDS Bill
    In January 2018, a bill to criminalize trade in Israeli settlement goods was raised in the Irish Parliament. As previously noted by NGO Monitor, the bill was prepared in conjunction with Trocaire and Christian Aid – two powerful non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in the demonization of Israel. The bill was introduced by independent Senator Frances Black, who previously called for a boycott of all Israeli products.

    The initial attempt to pass the bill ended after Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney noted that bill was legally problematic, appearing to contravene EU laws prohibiting “unilateral restrictions on trade.”

    Furthermore, as noted by law professor Orde F. Kittrie, the bill may also breach US laws and could have consequences for American companies with Irish subsidiaries.

    However, following intensive NGO lobbying and trips to Israel and the West Bank where Irish lawmakers met with radical political NGOs, the bill is being revived, and the Irish Seanad will vote on it this week (July 11, 2018).
    Students for Justice in Palestine Says Progress Impossible ‘So Long as Israel Exists’
    Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of California, Davis, acknowledged on Friday that it did not believe progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was possible “so long as the state of Israel exists.”

    “The goal of Palestinian resistance is not to establish ‘love’ with those who are responsible for the suffering of the Palestinian people,” the group asserted in an essay published by the student-run California Aggie, “it is to completely dismantle those forces at play.”

    SJP was responding to an op-ed by the Aggies for Israel club, which criticized a protest of its “Choose Love” campaign by anti-Zionist students.

    “They held posters saying ‘Justice is our demand, Palestine is our Land,’ ‘Resistance is justified when people are occupied’ and one of the most personal ones, ‘Gofman has got to go'” — a reference to student government President Michael Gofman, a member of Aggies for Israel — the group wrote in June.

    “As people shouted ‘f**k Israel,’ ‘f**k Michael Gofman’ and ‘you should have learned from Germany,’ in our faces, a question emerged: How could we have a ‘Choose Love’ campaign while people were choosing hate?” they asked. “These blatant anti-Semitic phrases go beyond any acceptable criticism of Israeli policies.”
    Muslim Democrat Running for Congress Blames Israel for ‘Evil Doings’ in Gaza
    A Somali American Muslim women running to replace Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) has previously accused Israel of “evil doings” in the Gaza Strip and called it an “apartheid state.”

    In a November 2012 tweet, Ilhan Omar, who is currently a Minnesota state representative, said, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Her 2012 tweet came after the Israel Defense Forces launched an operation in the Gaza Strip following the launching of 100 rockets at the Jewish state.

    In May, Omar responded to criticism of the 2012 tweet by accusing Israel of being an “apartheid state.”

    “Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness,” she wrote on Twitter on May 28, 2018.

    Omar told ABC News on Sunday that she is not antisemitic and accused her critics of “bigotry.”

    “These accusations are without merit. They are rooted in bigotry toward a belief about what Muslims are stereotyped to believe,” she said, while not apologizing for her previous tweets.
    Framing the topic in BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?
    Presenter Jonathan Dimbleby is of course on record as saying that the BBC’s decision to uphold parts of complaints made concerning Israel-related reporting by Jeremy Bowen would “cause serious damage” to the corporation’s international standing, while describing those complaints as “lies and distortions”.

    His interventions during discussion of that highlighted question are hence noteworthy.

    The question from the audience member concerning the UK embassy in Israel – actually worded “why doesn’t the UK move its embassy to Jerusalem?” – came at 17:50 minutes into the programme (available here) and was immediately followed by a remark from Dimbleby:

    Dimbleby: “As of course the US government has done – or Donald Trump has done…”

    As was clearly stated at the beginning of the announcement concerning the relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the decision was based on the ‘Jerusalem Embassy Act’ passed by the US Congress in 1995.
    BBC News coverage of terrorism in Israel – June 2018
    The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during June 2018 shows that throughout the month a total of 220 incidents took place: 88 in Judea & Samaria, 6 in Jerusalem, one within the ‘green line’ and 125 in the Gaza Strip/Sinai sector.

    In Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem the agency recorded 77 attacks with petrol bombs, fourteen attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), two shooting attacks, and one vehicular attack. One stabbing attack took place in Afula.

    Attacks recorded in the Gaza Strip sector included 78 attacks with petrol bombs, five shooting attacks, 8 attacks using IEDs and three grenade attacks. 29 separate incidents of rocket fire were recorded, with 76 launches.

    Five people were wounded in attacks that took place throughout the month. A high-school student was stabbed in Afula on June 11th. The BBC did not produce any reporting on that attack. A member of the security forces was wounded by a petrol bomb on June 5th in Jerusalem and three members of the security forces were wounded in a vehicular attack on June 23rd near Bethlehem. Neither of those incidents was covered by the BBC News website.
    UN roughs up, ejects, bans reporter from headquarters: Caught on tape
    "United Nations security allegedly roughed up, tossed out and temporarily banned a reporter from its New York headquarters this week -- the latest incident in what a watchdog has described as a 'long history of harassment' against him.

    Matthew Lee, who runs the online Inner City Press blog, has long been a thorn in the side of many U.N. officials with his combative and relentless style of reporting. 'ICP' puts out several lengthy stories a day about U.N. proceedings, with a particular emphasis on corruption, incompetence and lack of accountability at the international body...

    And so on Tuesday, Lee hovered outside a late-night, closed-door hearing on the U.N. peacekeeping budget. Other outlets had reported that the budget had been agreed on over the weekend, suggesting a looming stalemate had been broken. But Lee's reporting suggested things might not be so clear cut.

    Partial video of the incident taken on his phone shows Lee chatting with a committee member -- but it then cuts to a few minutes later when a scuffle can be heard. He claims that his shirt was torn, his computer damaged and his arm twisted by a security guard as he was trying to write a story about his conversation.

    A man he identified as an assistant secretary general can be heard telling him the committee hearing is closed, though Lee said he never tried to enter the room and was just reporting near the room.

    'I'm a journalist, I'm a journalist,' he can be heard yelling in the footage. 'You see what's happening here?'
    Teens in Germany fire anti-Semitic insults at passing rabbi
    A Chabad emissary in Offenbach, Germany, was the victim of a verbal assault on his way to synagogue this past weekend by a group of teenagers.

    "They shouted 'shitty Jew' and 'Free Palestine' and other things at me," Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gurevitch wrote in a post on his Facebook page.

    The incident took place Friday afternoon, when Gurevitch was on his way to pray. Gurevitch said he does not hide his Jewish identity, despite increasingly frequent anti-Semitic attacks in Europe.

    "Usually, I ignore things like this, but this time I couldn't, so I decided to try and talk to them. But the more I talked, the more they shouted at me," he wrote.

    This was not the first time Gurevitch has come under attack. Five years ago, he was attacked by a group of teens who started screaming anti-Semitic slurs at him. After that incident, a group of local residents organized a meeting with the assailants, and they apologized.

    Gurevitch mocked the apology, calling it "bla, bla, bla."
    French Jewish family told to remove mezuzah outside apartment
    The company that manages an apartment complex in France has ordered a Jewish family to remove a mezuzah from the door frame.

    The Foncière Bergé Corp. cited its regulations last week in a letter to the Saada family in Montpelier, in southern France, according to what appears to be a copy published on Twitter.

    During a July 5 inspection of the company’s real estate, “a mezuzah was encountered on your doorframe,” Fabienne Nourigat of its rental department wrote to the family in a letter dated July 6. “We remind you that no personal object may be presented in public areas and request you move the mezuzah inside your accommodation. Thank you for your understanding.”

    The Eretz news website pointed out that apartments in the same building have doormats on the external side of the door and the occupants have not been requested to remove them.
    Letter by Martin Luther calling Jews 'devils incarnate' up for auction
    A letter written by German theologian Martin Luther that is critical of the Jews is up for sale at an auction house in Boston.

    RR Auction is selling the letter dated September 1, 1543, and written in German to fellow German theologian Georg Buchholzer.

    "You have preached against the Jews and fought serious battles over that with the Margrave….And you were quite right to do so," Luther wrote in the letter, according to the translation provided by the auction house. "Stand fast and persevere!...For these Jews are not Jews, but devils incarnate who curse our Lord, who abuse His mother as a whore and Him as Hebel Vorik and a bastard, this is known for certain... You may show this letter to whomever you wish."

    Luther, a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation, is referencing the Hebrew words "hevel varik," found in the Jewish prayer Aleinu: "They [non-Jews] worship vanity and emptiness."
    World’s largest Hispanic Christian group joins FOZ to fight antisemitism
    The Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC) - the largest pro-Israel Hispanic Organization in the world – has joined forces with the President’s Task Force, a division of the Friends of Zion (FOZ) Heritage Center in Jerusalem, to help combat antisemitism and BDS.

    The President’s Task Force is a non-political organization comprised of presidents of major Christian organizations. Its executive committee includes former governor Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Rev. Jentezen Franklin, Dr. Robert Jeffress, and Dr. Jack Graham.

    “We are proud to partner with Friends of Zion’s President’s Task Force and with its tireless founder, Dr. Mike Evans,” said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Conference and HILC.

    “The aim of our partnership is to leverage the unparalleled access and influence of FOZ within Israel, along with the formidable social media and content production capabilities to further promote pro-Israel values within the Hispanic Christian community around the world. Our message is clear: Israel, her people and her leaders have no truer friends than Hispanic Christians. Our partnership with FOZ will help ensure it stays that way for generations to come.”
    German Jews call for crackdown on anti-Semitism, including among Muslims
    Dozens of Jewish organizations in Germany have called on the government to crack down on anti-Semitism following a string of anti-Jewish attacks.

    In an open letter signed by 38 groups, the country’s Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Anti-Semitism (JFDA) on Monday outlined a policy statement, urging Berlin to condition funds for civil and religious organizations on them issuing public declarations distancing themselves from anti-Semitism in all its forms.

    The statement called on authorities to take the experiences of attack victims more seriously and increase their investment in support projects and democracy promotion programs. It called for recognition that anti-Semitism is an “attack on the entire liberal democratic community.”

    It urged the government and all state-funded groups to adopt the working definition for anti-Semitism devised by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, which categorizes some criticism of Israel as well as support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign as anti-Semitic.
    Germany agrees to $88 million more for Holocaust survivors
    The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis says Germany has agreed to pay another 75 million euros ($88 million) to fund social welfare services for Holocaust survivors.

    The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said Tuesday the additional money brings total funding next year to 480 million euros ($560 million), to help survivors as they grow older and more frail.

    Claims Conference negotiator Greg Schneider said, “These elderly heroes deserve the recognition that increased payments and much-needed services will provide.”

    Germany also agreed to increase pensions paid to 55,000 Holocaust survivors in Central and Eastern Europe, and expand eligibility for child survivors.

    Earlier this year, the German government agreed to recognize some 25,000 Jewish Algerians as Holocaust survivors, making them eligible for compensation.
    Israeli startup silences diseased genes of shrimp to boost their production
    An Israeli biotechnology startup ViAqua Therapeutics Ltd. says it has developed a way to reduce disease and limit losses in the raising of shrimp and some fish.

    According to the World Wildlife Fund, shrimp is the most valuable traded marine product in the world today, with the industry estimated a tens of billions of dollars a year. Shrimp production is growing at a rate of some 10 percent annually, one of the highest growth rates in aquaculture.

    One of the major challenges facing the fast-growing aquaculture market is the prevention and treatment of viral diseases.

    Disease in shrimp could have “devastating consequences,” the WWF says. When they become ill, they swim on the surface of the water rather than on the bottom of the production pond. The enables seagulls to swoop down, eat the diseased shrimp, and spread the illness by subsequently defecating on a pond a few miles away. There is a socioeconomic impact, including loss of employment, when shrimp farms — in China, and other developing countries like Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Bangladesh — are shut down due to disease.

    ViAqua says it has developed a new feeding solution that is based on a biological formulation developed by the company that uses RNA molecules to inhibit gene expression. The coated particles, administered to the shrimp orally, trigger a cell reaction that disables the viral infections that attack shrimp and other aquaculture species.
    JPost Editorial: RBG’s message
    Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s expected announcement today of a Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Israel last week – and conveyed a wise message in her inimitable style. The 85-year-old Ginsburg, who is one of three Jews on the nine-member US Supreme Court (the others are justices Elana Kagan and Stephen Breyer), came to receive the inaugural Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony held in Tel Aviv’s Yitzhak Rabin Center.

    Appointed by president Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg is considered a liberal member of the Supreme Court, while the new justice touted by Trump will certainly be conservative, tipping the delicate balance in the body 5-4 in favor of the conservatives. In her acceptance speech, Ginsburg stressed that her Jewish identity had been central to her strong sense of justice. “I am a judge, born, raised and proud of being a Jew,” she declared. “The demand for justice, for peace, for enlightenment, runs through the entirety of Jewish history and tradition.”

    A day later, before the screening of RBG – an acclaimed documentary about her life and career – at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, Ginsburg was asked how her Judaism had influenced her approach to law. She responded that at the entrance to her Supreme Court office, there is a large poster with Hebrew letters reading, “Tzedek, tzedek, tirdof – justice, justice, thou shalt pursue.”

    But it was only on Friday that Ginsburg, in conversation with former Israeli Supreme Court president Dorit Beinisch at the American Center in Jerusalem Center, related directly to Trump’s nomination.
    Middle East’s largest natural history museum opens in Israel
    Upon entering the new natural history museum in Tel Aviv, visitors are greeted by a vivid re-enactment of the great avian migrations from Africa to Europe through northern Israel’s Hula Valley, complete with stuffed hawks, pelicans and vultures circling around the ceiling of the building’s entrance.

    The 100,000-square-foot Noah’s Ark-shaped building, which houses more than 5.5 million specimens of species from around the globe, opened this week alongside the Tel Aviv University campus after more than two decades of planning.

    As the biggest natural history museum in the Middle East and Israel’s national center for biodiversity studies, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History highlights the country’s ecological diversity at the crossroads of the three continents, as well as the impact of urban development, climate change, and man-made devastation on the region’s ecosystems.

    The main goal of the museum, according the curators, is to increase public awareness about the natural world and environment on a local and global scale.
    Israel Sees Record Number of Tourists for First Half of 2018
    Israel saw a record number of tourists in the first half of 2018, injecting billions of dollars of revenue into the Israeli economy.

    According to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, from January to June 2018 about 2.1 million tourist entries were recorded—an increase of 19 percent over the same period in 2017 (1.74 million) and 26 percent more than in 2016. Since the beginning of the year, tourism has injected more than NIS 12 billion ($3.3 billion) into the Israeli economy.

    June also saw a continued rise in tourism with 310,200 entries—2 percent more than June 2017. Revenue from tourism in June reached about NIS 1.66 billion ($457 billion).

    “The marketing efforts and activities that we are spearheading in the ministry are leading us to new records, as, for the first time, we have crossed the 2 million threshold for tourist entries over the course of half a year,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin in a statement. “I am pleased to see that the first half of the year has borne the fruit of our intensive marketing endeavors and activities around the world.”

    Levin added that he predicts that the second half of the year leading into next winter will continue with record statistics as Israel sees an increase in the number of flights from Europe to the southern resort city of Eilat.
    Israeli TV show getting Ron Howard-directed CBS remake
    An Israeli TV show about IDF service is being adapted for US audiences – with renowned director Ron Howard at the helm.

    The Yes TV show is called Ta'agad, which is an IDF acronym for a combat medic unit, and has been stylized overseas as Charlie Golf One. The US version of the show – being produced by Paramount for CBS – has been given the working title 68 Whiskey, which is the US military's code name for the same type of unit.

    Ta'agad, which stars Tomer Kapon (Fauda, When Heroes Fly) and Shira Naor (Shababnikim) premiered in 2016. The show, which was renewed for a second season slated to air next year, follows the exploits of an IDF combat battalion with the Paratroopers from the battlefield to the bedroom – and even the intrigue of an illegal medical experiment. The show was nominated for eight awards from the Israeli Academy for Film and Television, but lost out on all of them.

    According to Deadline, which first reported the news, 68 Whiskey "follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed 'The Orphanage.' Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose."

    The pilot will be directed by Howard, the famed Oscar-winning director behind A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and many more.
    Israeli spacecraft aims for historic moon landing… within months
    Save the date. On February 13, 2019, an Israeli-built unmanned spacecraft is expected to land on the moon, having blasted off from Earth two months earlier, project managers said at a news conference Tuesday.

    If all goes well, the SpaceIL spider-like craft will give Israel entry into the exclusive club of just three nations that have so far achieved a controlled landing on the moon’s surface.

    The probe will be launched sometime in December from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, officials said during the media event, held at an Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) space technology site in Yehud. It is scheduled to land on February 13, 2019.

    The project, begun seven years ago as part of a Google technology contest to land a small probe on the moon, was conducted together with IAI.

    “We will put the Israeli flag on the moon,” said Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL.



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    PMW: Fatah to US: “We don’t want your flour, your wheat, or your aid”
    At a Fatah demonstration earlier this month, Abbas' deputy chairman of Fatah, Mahmoud Al-Aloul, announced that Palestinians don't want US aid, because US is "forming an alliance" with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, "the Israeli enemy":

    Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: "Mahmoud Abbas has told him [Trump], and we are telling him, that America is not fit to be a sponsor of peace... This American Trump is forming an alliance with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, the Israeli enemy, who is sowing havoc and destruction over the land by expropriation and building settlements... We want freedom. We want independence. We want an end to the occupation. We don't want your flour, your wheat, or your aid." [Official PA TV, July 2, 2018]

    Al-Aloul's statement rejecting US aid follows the passing of the Taylor Force Act in the US, in March 2018, which cuts almost all funding to the PA if it continues paying salaries to terrorist prisoners and allowances to families of so-called "Martyrs." The law was named after US citizen Taylor Force who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv on March 8, 2016.

    Al-Aloul's comments also follow the passing of a new Israeli law to deduct the amount of money the PA pays imprisoned terrorists and families of "Martyrs" from the tax money Israel collects for the PA, which was passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 2, 2018.
    PMW: PA leader Nabil Shaath: Australia is “worthy of being spat on”
    PA Chairman Abbas’ advisor Nabil Shaath: "This filthy talk of ‘the criminals’ in connection with our Martyrs and prisoners – while they are our heroes, the heroes of self-sacrifice and the candles of freedom. They cannot be compared to the Israeli criminals in Israel’s prisons... Australia’s decision [to stop] transferring $10 million angered me greatly... It transferred [the aid to the UN]... so that it would not serve for payment of the salaries of the [prisoners and Martyrs’] families. In other words, the truth is they are worthy of being spat on. You [Australians] are the servants of the US… I don’t want your 10 million, I don’t want to chase after them." [Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, July 3, 2018] Nabil Shaath is PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs and International Relations Australia cuts direct aid to the PA - Australia announced on July 2, 2018, that it is ceasing its direct aid to the PA, and will transfer aid through the UN. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop explained that Australia unsuccessfully sought confirmation from the PA that the aid was not going to pay terrorists. Bishop added: "Any assistance provided by the PLO to those convicted of politically motivated violence is an affront to Australian values and undermines the prospect of meaningful peace between Israel and the Palestinians." PMW has led the exposure of the salaries paid by the PA to terrorists and their families.


    Father of American Victim of Palestinian Terror Calls New US, Israeli Laws Penalizing PA ‘a Good Beginning’
    The recent passage of laws in both the US and Israel penalizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) over its payments to terrorists and their families marked “a good beginning, but there is much more to be done,” the father of an American military veteran who was killed in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv two years ago told The Algemeiner on Monday.

    Stuart Force, the father of the late Taylor Force, traveled to Israel to attend last week’s Knesset vote on a bill modeled on a US law — named after his West Point graduate son — that was approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in March limiting American aid to the PA.

    “Watching the legislation’s passage in the Knesset was a very emotional and special time for me,” Force said. “I feel that the resolve shown by both countries to address this part of the war on terror will provide a stimulus for nations worldwide to look at where their humanitarian aid actually goes.”

    “If it cannot be shown that the intended recipients of our assistance are receiving it, then it should be withheld until it can,” he continued. “Something is terribly wrong when the leaders of terrorism are living like wealthy warlords, with their ‘subjects’ having no hope for a better future.”



    JCPA: Economics Won’t Help. The Palestinians Will Continue with Terror Attacks
    In any case, the chance that economic temptations will lead to a change in Palestinian national goals is very slight as long as the Palestinian system is not led by a political movement that gives priority to the welfare of its citizens. That movement must recognize that to provide for their economic needs, it must end its commitment to the struggle against Zionism, which is translated as yielding the “Right of Return” and deciding to forego the establishment of a Palestinian state in all of mandatory Palestine.

    The approach of the U.S. administration criticizes the Palestinians and Hamas, in particular, for “not acting according to the needs of the Palestinian people.” This reaction indicates a lack of understanding for Palestinian priorities and superimposes upon them a Western order of priorities, which sees in the pursuit of happiness and prosperity as all people’s solitary goal.

    The Palestinians explain to the world that they have a different order of priorities, including paying salaries to terrorists, “Return Marches,” the destruction of a critical truck crossing for goods, and the right to forgo both human life and prosperity. However, it appears that the Americans, Europeans, and many Israelis are not getting these messages. They continue to believe that economic considerations can lead the Palestinians to change their anti-peace policies.

    We must not diminish the importance of investing in the advancement of the Palestinian economy and economic cooperation with them. These are based on ethical motives – from the desire to bring economic prosperity to our neighbors to advancing familiarity between both peoples. We must hope that in the end this will motivate the Palestinian to change their order of priorities.
    IDF stops boat seeking to break Gaza blockade
    The Israeli Navy on Tuesday apprehended a Gazan boat with approximately eight people on board that attempted to breach the legal naval blockade. The apprehension took place without incident.

    After the boat and the Gazans on board are searched, the boat will be towed to the Israeli Navy base in Ashdod.

    The IDF assigned medical personnel to treat those on board who requirws medical assistance.

    This is the second time in the past two months that the Hamas terror organization has attempted to violate the legal naval blockade and has paid Gazan civilians to participate.

    The IDF stated that the naval blockade is a "necessary and legal security measure that has been recognized repeatedly by the world and the UN as important to the security of the State of Israel and its maritime borders that protect Israeli civilians in the face of terror and smuggling of weapons."
    Exclusive: Islamic cyber terrorists trying to target infrastructure
    Though they have not yet succeeded, Islamic cyber terrorists are increasing their efforts to carry out cyberattacks against Western countries infrastructure.

    This is one of the concerning conclusions of a report obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post.

    The report was issued by the IDC Herzliya International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT) cyberdesk, with input from ICT deputy director Dr. Eitan Azani and cyberdesk coordinator Nadine Liv.

    To date, most cyberterror attacks have consisted of defacing target websites and posting embarrassing messages.

    But the report discussed “the possibility of terrorist organizations acquiring offensive capabilities on the Internet, hiring hackers for this purpose, or receiving assistance from terror- sponsoring countries” as a serious future danger.

    Further, it said that, “the monitoring of the accounts of IS [Islamic State]-supporting hackers indicates that there is a desire to develop these offensive capabilities.”
    Iran’s Two-Front Strategy
    The Assad regime's current offensive in southern Syria has been mainly in the eastern part of Daraa province, down to the Jordanian border. The push toward the west - Quneitra and the Golan - carries the risk of Israeli action.

    Once the Syrian military campaign finds its way to Israel's border, Iran will as well - whether immediately or down the road makes little difference.

    All the chatter about a deal with Russia notwithstanding, there is a need for Israel to intensify its targeting of Iran's infrastructure, personnel, and logistical lines in Syria to deter the Iranians from moving against Israel on the Golan.

    "We have just one option," Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Shimon Shapira, a senior researcher of Hizbullah and Iran at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, told me.

    "And that is to act with force, overtly and covertly, against the Iranian presence in Syria. Consenting to or accepting the Iranian presence, be it direct or indirect, in the end will lead to a war with Iran in Syria and in Lebanon."

    As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put it recently, "if there needs to be" conflict with Iran, "it is better now than later."
    Report: Obama 'shocked' by settlement expansion
    A series of maps of Judea and Samaria, focusing on the placement of Jewish communities and Israeli military facilities in the area, provoked a dramatic change in the Obama administration’s policies vis-à-vis Israel, a report by The New Yorker claims.

    According to the report Monday, a presentation by then-Secretary of State John Kerry to President Barack Obama in the waning days of the administration ‘shocked’ the president into taking a more aggressive stance towards Israel, withholding America’s veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution critical of Israeli policies in Judea and Samaria.

    The Obama administration, like its predecessors, had in the past backed a final status settlement negotiated by Israel and the Palestinian Authority and opposed unilateral actions regarding core final status issues. In this vein, the US had traditionally used its veto power on the Security Council to block resolutions directed against Israel.

    In December 2016, however, the Obama administration permitted UNSC Resolution 2334 to pass – a measure which demanded Israel unilaterally freeze all construction in not only Judea and Samaria, but eastern Jerusalem as well.

    The decision to abandon Israel at the Security Council – a significant departure from traditional US policy – after the president was presented with a series of maps collected at the behest of a senior State Department official, Frank Lowenstein.

    The collection of maps, assembled in 2015 by Lowenstein and updated by the State Department in 2016, was presented to Obama and key advisers by Secretary of State John Kerry during a 2016 Oval Office meeting.
    New Zealand “got it wrong” over 2334
    National Party leader, Simon Bridges, has acknowledged that New Zealand “got it wrong” by co-sponsoring United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 alongside Malaysia, Senegal, and Venezuela.

    Though New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, challenged the process at the time – that the decision was not put to cabinet – Mr Bridges stated that he thought cabinet “would have made a different decision” than Foreign Minister Murray McCully did.

    This is an important acknowledgement – especially after Bill English failed to answer questions about the controversial resolution and claimed that the decision actually didn’t need to go to cabinet.

    The comments by Mr Bridges were made during question time at a Hastings public meeting on Friday 29 June, 2018, and are online. Pastor Nigel Woodley asked

    “In a future National govt led by you, what do you propose to do to ensure that a much more even-handed, balanced, and fair foreign policy towards the State of Israel is enacted. Because at the moment the foreign policy is very much tipped in favour of the Palestinians at the expense of both truth and justice.” – Pastor Nigel Woodley

    The response of Mr Bridges is transcribed below the video. He made three important comments that need to be highlighted.

    1. “I get that question or similar at most meetings”
    This observation shows how the actions of Minister McCully were out of step with the wishes of the people. The Israel Institute of New Zealand 2017 poll showed that more than half of all Kiwis support Israel and only about one quarter thought the government was right to co-sponsor the resolution. The thousands of New Zealanders who protested, signed letters, and expressed their disappointment at the time are clearly still sending the same message.

    2. “We got it wrong on that UN resolution [2234]”
    This acknowledgment is some relief to the majority of New Zealanders and is an important step from Mr Bridges. However, the resolution is not “history” now and nor is it “academic”, as Rt Hon Mr Peters has claimed. Unfortunately, UN resolutions build upon each other and 2334 was referenced in the disproportionate number of anti-Israel resolutions that New Zealand continued to support in 2017, and in the recent resolution condemning Israel for “disproportionate and indiscriminate force” with regard to the Gaza riots – a resolution that New Zealand also supported, despite it not mentioning Hamas. If New Zealand is to act on the rhetoric, then the voting pattern at the UN must change to become more in line with our traditional allies on the side of truth, justice, and fairness.
    What does Boris Johnson's resignation mean for UK-Israel relations?
    Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson's resignation on Monday plunged Prime Minister Theresa May's turbulent government into even more trouble less than a day after former Brexit Secretary David Davis quit the government.

    Johnson’s resignation letter slammed May's Brexit negotiation strategy, stating that the Brexit "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt."

    May moved quickly to appoint Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the UK's new foreign secretary, ushering in a new and less flamboyant era at the British Foreign Office.

    Israeli Ambassador to the UK Mark Regev was quick to welcome Johnson's foreign secretary replacement, expressing hope that relations between the two countries will continue to go from strength to strength.

    "Mazal tov to Jeremy Hunt on his appointment as Foreign Secretary. Looking forward to further strengthening the Israel-UK partnership," wrote the Israeli envoy on Twitter on Monday evening.

    Although public statements made by Hunt to date regarding Israel are scarce, he dedicates much of his website's foreign policy section to the Middle East where his opinions regarding the Israeli-Arab conflict mirror those of the Conservative Party in general.

    There Hunt expresses his desire to promote business ties with Israel, and states his strong opposition to the BDS movement. But he also highlights his concerns regarding the demolition of Palestinian villages and the detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities.

    Hunt reiterates his government's support for a two-state solution, and states that he was "very disappointed by the announcement of the US's intention to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem."
    France Keeps Blackening Israel
    Relations between France and Israel have been ambivalent and complex for decades. Among the most prominent are those where the French government sets out to blacken Israel. President Emmanuel Macron is seemingly a new type of Frenchman. He reached the presidency without having risen through the ranks of an existing political party. He is a suave, intelligent politician with an excellent education, an international outlook, many ideas, and good public relations.

    However, analysis has to concentrate on facts and not packaging. A good point of departure are the French reactions to the recent Gaza border violence. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Macron in Paris in April, the French president told him that the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem “led to people dying and did not advance peace.” With this transparently manipulative statement Macron showed his skills in distorting the truth in a few words. What provoked the violence was the terror organization Hamas’ initiative to send civilians to the border and mix terrorists among them. Among the more than 115 Gazans killed by Israel, more than half were confirmed terrorists. That many of those killed were terrorists was confirmed by Hamas itself.

    France also supported an UN Security Council resolution which called for protective measures for Palestinians, but didn’t mention Hamas. Deputy Israeli Minister Michael Oren summarized it in a tweet: “Shame on France for supporting it. French government cannot say it’s against anti-Semitism and vote for this anti-Semitic resolution.”
    The IDF’s response to ongoing Hamas terror attacks
    Today, Monday July 9, the Kerem Shalom Crossing will now only be open to humanitarian aid, including food and medicine that will be approved on an individual basis by COGAT. Exports and marketing of goods will no longer take place at the Kerem Shalom Crossing.

    This is in light of the ongoing arson and additional terror attacks at the hands of the terror organization, Hamas. This includes infiltration into Israel from the Gaza Strip, terror tunnels discovered leading into Israel from the Gaza Strip, including two near the Kerem Shalom Crossing, and violent riots along the security border. In addition to putting the lives of Israeli civilians at risk and breaching Israel’s sovereignty, Hamas also simultaneously exploits and endangers Gaza residents.

    Additionally, the expansion of the designated fishing zone in the Gaza Strip ends today, Monday July 9. For the past three months during the fishing season, the extension increased from six to nine nautical miles. The fishing zone will be returned to six nautical miles today.

    This is in response not only to the most recent terror attempts by Hamas, but also in addition to the discovery that took place on June 3 of a terror tunnel located within a Hamas military post that exited to the sea. As well, on May 29th, the Israeli Navy apprehended a Palestinian boat with approximately 17 Palestinians that attempted to breach the legal naval blockade.

    The State of Israel aspires and acts to improve the living conditions of civilians in the Gaza Strip. However, the IDF has decided to take these measures due to the recent situation in which the Hamas terror organization is exploiting Gazan residents and launching arson and explosive balloons and kites towards the Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip. The current situation doesn’t allow the residents of southern Israel to safely maintain their daily routine. Should these severe conditions continue, IDF measures will persist and intensify.
    Kite, balloon terrorism continues scorching Israel's land
    More than 100 days have passed since the kite and balloon terrorism began. So far, it has resulted in 678 fires in farmlands and wooded areas in Israeli communities on the Gaza border community, with 9,160 dunams (2,260 acres) of mostly natural grove consumed.

    In addition, 6,000 dunams (1,500 acres) of agricultural produce and thousands of dunams (acres) of open fields were burned to the ground.

    The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL) alone has lost 15,100 dunams (37,000 acres) of land, not including the Gaza border communities' lands that were scorched.

    Firefighters, community security coordinators, and KKL teams worked tirelessly to put out 33 fires across the Eshkol, Sdot Negev and Hof Ashkelon regional councils on Monday. The firefighters managed to gain control of most of the blazes within minutes, except for the fire in Kibbutz Gvar'am, which took the crews a longer time to overcome.

    Despite the IDF's announcement that a high-tech solution has been found to eliminate the incendiary balloons threat—in the form of detection and interception drones— fields are still being burned every day and the threat posed by the balloons is only increasing.

    The IDF is operating a system able to detect and track the balloons. However, they are still not being intercepted while in the air.
    Analysis: Why close the Kerem Shalom Gaza border crossing now?
    So there are a few options. It is possible to threaten Hamas, which both Liberman and Netanyahu have done repeatedly since the wave of kite arson began. But that has not succeeded in getting the terrorist organization to stop setting fire to the Israeli fields.

    It is also possible, as both the prime minister and defense minister have done, to stress upon occasion that the real strategic danger to the country – the problem that needs immediate and urgent attention – is Iran’s entrenchment in Syria.

    But the public pressure has built nonetheless, and Netanyahu needs to show that not only is Israel not impotent against what seems like a primitive threat, but can also apply pressure on Hamas in return.

    Why now? Perhaps because Israel thought, in vain, that its warnings and threats against Hamas would do the trick. Perhaps because they wanted to give Egyptian mediators a chance to persuade Hamas to give up this type of warfare. Perhaps because there was hope the IDF would come up with some kind of technological solution to the problem.

    But when none of that came to pass, Netanyahu and Liberman – according to this face-value reading of the situation – decided to turn up the heat, even at the risk of bringing down international condemnation on Israel, and even if it means making the extremely difficult lives of Gaza’s residents under Hamas even more difficult.

    Something, Netanyahu and Liberman surely believe, needs to be done.
    Hamas: We infiltrated Israel and collected information
    For years, Hamas has been complaining that the Israeli and Egyptian blockade on the Gaza Strip, as well as sanctions imposed by the Palestinian Authority against the two million residents living there, have created a “humanitarian and economic crisis” in the coastal enclave.

    But now that some countries and international parties – including the US, Israel and the United Nations – have come up with a number of initiatives to improve living conditions in the Gaza Strip, Hamas does not seem to know what to do.

    Here’s the dilemma Hamas is facing: On the one hand, if Hamas accepts these initiatives, its rivals – first and foremost the ruling Fatah faction – will accuse it of “selling out to Israel and the US,” and giving up Palestinian national rights in return for economic projects and humanitarian aid.

    On the other hand, rejecting proposals to improve the living conditions its constituents could aggravate the situation and possibly prompt desperate Palestinians to revolt against the Hamas regime.

    Some of the initiatives sound very tempting, to a point where it’s hard to see how Hamas can say no to a seaport in Cyprus or projects to create job opportunities to solve the serious problem of unemployment in the Gaza Strip.

    Hamas has nothing to lose by allowing Western parties to establish an industrial zone in the Gaza Strip that would provide thousand of jobs to Palestinians. In fact, such projects benefit Hamas because they exempt it from its responsibilities – as the de facto government in the Gaza Strip – toward its people.

    This is why Hamas leaders and officials appear to be divided over the various initiatives that are being proposed by Israel, the US and the UN.
    U.N.: Israel’s ban on commercial goods for Gaza could escalate conflict
    The United Nations said it was concerned Israel’s decision to halt the flow of commercial goods into the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing could escalate its conflict with Hamas.

    “Everyone must step back from the trajectory of confrontation and escalation,” UN Special Coordinator to the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said on Tuesday.

    He spoke in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to issue the harshest restrictions on Gaza’s main commercial crossing since the 2014 war with Hamas.

    As of Tuesday morning only humanitarian supplies, such as food, medicine and fuel could enter the strip.

    Israel’s decision to impose severe economic sanctions on Gaza comes fours months after Hamas and Islamic militants in Gaza have launched flaming kites into southern Israel that has scorched large swaths of fields along the southern border.

    It also comes in the midst of a major US push to put in place an economic package that would ease life for the two million Palestinians in Gaza, that are also suffering from Palestinian economic sanctions and living on four hours of fuel a day.

    “I am concerned by the consequences of Israel’s decision to temporarily suspend imports and exports with the exception of basic humanitarian supplies through the Kerem Shalom crossing,” Mladenov said on Tuesday.
    Liberman in Golan: IDF will act against Iranian presence in Syria
    Israel will not allow Iran to entrench itself in Syria, which would give it the ability to launch attacks on Israeli territory, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Tuesday during a tour of the Golan Heights with senior IDF officers.

    "The Iranian presence in Syria is unreasonable, and we are not prepared to accept an Iranian presence in Syria anywhere, and as you have heard more than once, we will act against any Iranian consolidation in Syria,” the defense minister said.

    “The moment we identify an Iranian presence, we will act,” Liberman added, warning that there is no difference between a withdrawal of Iranian troops to 40 or 80 kilometers from Israel’s border.

    According to Liberman, Israel has “identified elements” belonging to Iran and its Shiite proxy militias who “under the auspices of the regime” are trying to establish themselves on the Golan Heights.

    “This effort to establish a terrorist infrastructure under the auspices of the regime, as far as we are concerned, is unacceptable and we will act with force against any terrorist infrastructure that we will see and identify here in the region,” Liberman warned.
    Female terrorist who mistakenly stabbed Arab sentenced
    A Jerusalem court sentenced a female Arab terrorist to 10 years in prison on Monday, after she was found guilty of a stabbing attack near the Old City of Jerusalem last summer.

    The terrorist, 31-year-old Fadwa Nazih Hamadeh, attacked a haredi man returning from morning prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday, August 12th.

    As the haredi man left the Old City via the Damascus Gate, Hamadeh lunged at him with a knife. In video footage taken from a security camera in the area, Hamadeh’s would-be victim can be seen dodging the attack and fleeing the scene.

    After she failed to injure her first target, Hamadeh turned her sights on another man, stabbing him in the shoulder.

    The victim was a 31-year-old Arab man Hamadeh had mistakenly thought was an Israeli Jew.

    A resident of Jerusalem’s Sur Baher neighborhood, Hamadeh is married and has five children, ranging in age from 8 to one-and-a-half.
    Overnight: Shooting attack in Beit El
    A shooting attack took place in the town of Beit El in the Binyamin region overnight Monday. No injuries were reported.

    Several bullet casings were found at the scene. Troops are searching the area.

    Meanwhile, IDF soldiers operating in Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria detained overnight Tuesday four wanted persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities, popular terror and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces.

    The suspects were taken for questioning.

    As well, during a search for weapons in the PA city of Qalqiliya, IDF troops seized an M16 assault rifle, which was transferred to security agencies.
    Israeli Border Police Soldiers Save Life of Palestinian Baby in Hebron
    Israeli Border Police soldiers stationed at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron saved the life of a nine-month-old Palestinian boy on Sunday, the Hebrew news site Walla reported.

    The soldiers heard shouts coming from a nearby home and when they arrived they found an unconscious baby surrounded by distressed family members who were trying to resuscitate him.

    The baby was not breathing and his face had turned blue. The soldiers took over the effort to revive him, and a Border Police medic who was called to the scene succeeded in getting him breathing again.

    Watch an Israel Police video of the medic treating the baby below:


    Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas divided: The Gaza Strip rulers' humanitarian aid dilemma
    The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of terror group Hamas, published what it called "new details" about the attack on Zikim Beach on July 8, 2014.

    Hamas naval commandos landed at the Zikim beach at the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, where they were located and eliminated by an IDF combined force 40 minutes after infiltration into Israeli territory.

    According Hamas’ version, the Zikim operation included two stages. The first stage was the observation and gathering of information about IDF forces in the area of ​​Zikim Beach and their command headquarters. That mission was carried out by Hamas naval force operatives who infiltrated Israeli territory.

    The second stage was the implementation of the attack, that began with the departure of Hamas naval force operatives by diving and swimming towards the target. The force split in two. The first force landed outside and began to advance toward the command headquarters. After about 45 minutes, another force joined them and updated Hamas command about developments and asked for further directions.
    Syrians Flee Towards the Hospitals of ‘Enemy’ Israel
    The founder of the Good Neighbor project, Lt. Col. (res.) Marco Moreno, explains that “refugees are not expected to seek shelter from us. We have always managed aid as a military operation with caution and attention, knowing that our soldiers are saving and helping them while risking our lives. We enter at night in a country at war against us. We can expect anything, and we know that. But we want to save them as human beings. We passionately help children; when they come with their families here and there along the fence, the population collects toys, clothes, funds, special food, diapers … at the beginning, there was a lot of suspicion, but then they understood.”

    “Yes, we certainly have an explicit interest,” he added. “When the operation started, we told them: ‘We will help you beyond the border and take care of you, but don’t allow your terrorists to come and hurt us.’ What simply started out as the right thing to do has transformed into something beautiful.”

    Lt.-Col. Tomer Koller, a medical officer in the Bashan division of the Golan, points to the colored tents in the wind from the Hazaka outlook post. Inside, they are packed with people in need.

    For Israel, it is impossible to think of hosting them. The country is small, and these refugees are particularly problematic; they vary from newborn babies to ISIS terrorists who hate Jews. “Our policy is to help them,” said Koller. “We feed them, we take care of them as much as possible … and then they have their reality at home.”

    Their home is in flames. We know it; we see the frightful wounds on the bodies of Syrians cured by Israelis in the Galilee. Israel cares for Syrians with its incredible therapeutic power and good will, but it can’t bring them home. In that respect, the best of human intentions and common sense sometimes clash. The right choice, however, is that man remains a friend of his fellow man, at his best, even in war. That’s what Israel believes.
    Iran Vows to Sell as Much Oil as It Can in Face of US Sanctions
    Iran’s vice president acknowledged on Tuesday that US sanctions would hurt the economy, but promised to “sell as much oil as we can” and protect banking.

    Eshaq Jahangiri said Washington was trying to stop Iran’s petrochemical, steel and copper exports. “America seeks to reduce Iran’s oil sales, our vital source of income, to zero,” he said, according to Fars news agency.

    “It would be a mistake to think the US economic war against Iran will have no impact,” Jahangiri added.

    President Donald Trump said in May he would pull the United States out of an international accord under which Tehran had agreed to limit its nuclear development in exchange for sanctions relief.

    Trump said he would reintroduce sanctions and Washington later told countries they must stop buying Iran’s oil from Nov. 4 or face financial consequences.

    On Tuesday, the US ambassador to Germany also called on Berlin to block an Iranian bid to withdraw large sums of cash from bank accounts in Germany.

    Jahangiri said Iran’s foreign ministry and the central bank have taken measures to facilitate Iran’s banking operations despite the US sanctions. He did not elaborate.
    U.S. Seeks to Thwart Iran Flying Millions in Cash Out of Germany
    Top Trump administration officials are working to stop Germany from allowing Iran to fly more than $350 million in cash out of the country and back to Tehran as part of a bid by the Iranian regime to restock its coffers ahead of a major financial crackdown by America, according to conversations with senior U.S. diplomats and officials on Capital Hill.

    The Trump administration is already working to stop the German government from allowing this transfer following weekend reports that Iran is poised to fly around 300 million Euros out of the country as part of an ongoing scheme to skirt tough new U.S. economic sanctions, which were put back into effect after President Donald Trump decided to abandon the landmark nuclear deal.

    "The mullahs are worried that they will run out of cash," according to a report in Germany's Bild news site. "Iran's justification for their plan says that they need the money ‘to pass it on to Iranian individuals who, when traveling abroad, are dependent on euros in cash due to their lack of access to accepted credit cards.'"

    The disclosure of the latest scheme to skirt U.S. sanctions has inflamed ongoing tensions between the United States and Germany over its efforts to continue providing Iran with sanctions relief in the face of a crackdown by the Trump administration, which has been locked in diplomatic efforts to convince European partners to pull out of Iran.
    China’s Xi Pledges $20 Billion in Loans to Revive Middle East
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged a package of $20 billion in loans, and about $106 million in financial aid, to Middle East nations, as part of what he called an “oil and gas plus” model to revive economic growth in the region.

    Beijing has ramped up engagement in the Middle East in recent years as Arab nations play an important role in Xi’s signature Belt and Road foreign policy plan for strong trade routes linking China with central and southeast Asia.

    Development was key to resolving many security problems in the Middle East, Xi told a gathering with representatives of 21 Arab nations in the Chinese capital.

    “We should treat each other frankly, not fear differences, not avoid problems, and have ample discussion on each aspect of foreign policy and development strategy,” he said.

    China would offer aid worth 100 million yuan ($15 million) to Palestine to support economic development, besides providing a further 600 million yuan ($91 million) to Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen, he added.

    A consortium of banks from China and Arab nations, with a dedicated fund of $3 billion, will also be set up, he said.

    It was unclear what the relationship between the bank consortium, financial aid and the overall loan package would be.

    The loans will fund a plan of “economic reconstruction” and “industrial revival” that would include cooperation on oil and gas, nuclear and clean energy, Xi said.
    China pledges $15 million to Palestinians amid major push for Mideast influence
    China will provide Palestinians with more than $15 million in aid, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa.

    The 100 million yuan pledge to Palestinians was made as part of a plan to give Arab states more than $23 billion in lines of credit, loans and humanitarian assistance for economic development.

    The money will be earmarked for “projects that will produce good employment opportunities and positive social impact in Arab States that have reconstruction needs,” said Xi, without providing further details.

    It is part of a special Chinese program for “economic reconstruction” and “industrial revitalization,” Xi told participants at a China-Arab States forum in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.

    Beijing is also prepared to provide another one billion yuan ($151 million) to countries in the region to “build capacity for stability maintenance,” Xi said, using a term commonly associated with policing and surveillance.

    Xi said that Syria, Yemen, Jordan and Lebanon would receive $91 million in humanitarian assistance.



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    Apple has released iOS 11.4.1 for eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. Among other tweaks, the latest iOS update finally brings an anticipated safety feature - by default, your iOS device will prevent USB accessories from connecting more than an hour after it was locked. This change addresses the issue that was letting law enforcement and private companies crack the passcode through the Lightning port with brute force methods. The option was seen first as the 'USB Restricted Mode' in the developer preview betas for iOS 12 and iOS 11.4.1 last month.

    To restrict USB access, the iOS 11.4.1 brings a new toggle for USB Accessories that you can find by going to Settings Face ID (or Touch ID) & Passcode. The option is by default disabled. This enables you to disallow USB accessories to establish a connection with your iOS device if it has been locked for over an hour. As a result, cracking tools such as GrayKey will not be able to gain backdoor access to your device. However, if you own an USB accessory that you want to continue work with your iOS device for over an hour, you can toggle the USB Accessories option on. This removes the hour limit.

    As reported by Reuters in June, Apple representatives had said that the change in the settings would protect customers in countries where law enforcement seizes and tries to crack phones with fewer legal restrictions than under US law. "We're constantly strengthening the security protections in every Apple product to help customers defend against hackers, identity thieves and intrusions into their personal data," Apple had said in a prepared statement. "We have the greatest respect for law enforcement, and we don't design our security improvements to frustrate their efforts to do their jobs."

    Apple was notably in the headlines in 2016 when FBI had requested the company to enable bypassing of security measures and get backdoor access to the iPhone found in the San Bernardino terrorist shootings. Eventually, the company brought a solution to intrinsically restrict any exploit that uses the Lightning port.

    Notably, researchers at ElcomSoft claim to have found a bug in the new USB Accessories option that resets the one-hour counter as long as the USB accessory is connected to the iOS device before the USB Restricted Mode lock comes on. Accessories like Apple's Lightning to USB 3 Camera adapter do the trick, ElcomSoft claims. The company is calling the loophole an oversight.

    Apart from the USB Accessories toggle, iOS 11.4.1 fixes an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in the Find My iPhone app. The update also improves the reliability of syncing mail, contacts, and notes with Exchange accounts. Furthermore, information on the security changes of the latest update are available on Apple's support page.

    How to download iOS 11.4.1 update

    You can download the iOS 11.4.1 update on your iPhone 5s and above models, iPad Air and above models, iPad mini 2 and above models, or the sixth generation iPod touch. To download, go to Settings General Software Update and then follow the on-screen instructions. It is advisable to use a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air (OTA) update. Also, you should back up your data before beginning the update process.


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    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.Location: Maiduguri Organizational Unit: Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration (AVRR) Type of Appointment: Consultant, Three months Nature of the consultancy Develop a Training of Trainers (ToTs) manual in coordination with the existing police training programmes, international standards, local legislation, and relevant sectors. Background The conflict that continues to affect North-East Nigeria has caused the displacement of almost 1.9 million individuals throughout the country, most of whom have sought refuge in host communities and Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps and camp-like settings in the states of Borno, Adamawa (IOM DTM Report, round 23, June 2019). Despite the fact that some IDPs have started to return to their villages of origin after relative security has been restored and more areas are now accessible to humanitarian actors, living conditions for conflict-affected populations remain dire, particularly for vulnerable individuals such as women and children who are at high risk of abuse from insurgents, security agents and other members of the community. One third of the female displaced population in North East Nigeria has suffered some form of sexual violence, whereas a fifth manifested having been victims of physical violence . Even though the majority of incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and trafficking in persons (TIP) remain unreported and victims often do not seek help due to fear of retaliation by the culprit or stigmatization by their community, perpetrators have been widely identified as being Boko Haram insurgents, members of the police and armed forces, and in some cases intimate partners or members of host communities or camps. And as cases of GBV and TIP continue to be a common occurrence in IDP camps and host communities, there is an increasingly urgent need to roll out interventions aimed at protecting vulnerable individuals. Therefore, the proposed project seeks to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and protection of IDPs and affected populations in Nigeria's North East states. Project Objective This project will contribute to the reduction in impunity for and number of GBV and TIP incidents in IDP camps and host communities in North East Nigeria through mass sensitization campaigns and the promotion of increased accountability. Targeted Areas: Adamawa, and Borno States; the three most crisis affected areas in North Eastern States of Nigeria. Outcome 1: Improving response to GBV and TIP by Nigerian law enforcement agencies to ensure key actors can effectively contribute to GBV and TIP response in IDP settings. Outputs 1.1: Officials of the security forces are aware of the risk of SGBV and TIP and have the skills and knowledge to promote the application of Nigerian law and international protocols to prevent and respond to incidents of SGBV and TIP Output 1.2: Nigerian police force deployed to IDP camps and host communities have the skills and knowledge to identify potential victims of SGBV and/or TIP and prevent, respond and investigate such incidents in accordance with Nigerian law and international protocols The program aims at expanding the mitigation of and response to SGBV, SEA and TIP in the states of Adamawa and Borno through the following interventions: Enhancing Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) efforts to prevent, respond to, and investigate acts of SGBV, SEA, and TIP; Building the capacity of female police units deployed as 'protection officers' in IDP camps and host communities to work on prevention, identification of, responses to, and investigation of SGBV, SEA, and TIP. Purpose of the Consultancy: IOM Nigeria is seeking a consultant with versed experience in developing training manuals on SGBV and TIP the consultant who will be under the overall supervision of the Project Manager (MHPSS), and the direct supervision of the Project Officer (Protection) , will contribute to the implementation of the projects as part of the IOM emergency response in North East Nigeria. The consultancy will focus on developing a training manual for Training of Trainers (ToTs) for police . Provision of training on responding to SGBV- police officers The government of Nigeria is looking at further deployment of police officers into IDP sites. As police officers are deployed, and more particularly female officers, there is an opportunity to ensure that they are equipped to handle reports and respond safely and ethically to such cases. Police officers have reported receiving complaints of sexual exploitation and abuse and were unsure on how to proceed with such reports. The training module, developed based on the initial findings and mapping, will include components on key SGBV concepts, equipping the participants with knowledge on survivor centered support and encourage implementation of such approach as much as possible within existing constraints, and understanding the judiciary and legal framework in order to provide direct response to SGBV and TIP survivors and other affected population. Officers in SGBV response which will also encourage a sustainable approach beyond the term of the project. This component seeks to reinforce the capacity of the NPF to act against acts of SGBV, whether the perpetrator is a member of its forces, or not. The participation of female police officers aims to encourage trust amongst survivors to report cases, increasing accountability for SGBV while also deterring potential aggressors. The training should be led by the police officers that were trained initially by IOM. However, IOM will continue to lend support by assisting the newly trained officers while delivering on the job mentoring. This will provide immediate feedback, ensure that the materials are used and conveyed appropriately and to model facilitation skills. Ideally the trainers chosen to participate would be the identified by SGBV focal point and already existing trainers. The proposed activities will ensure that law enforcement are integrated into the development of a community-based complaint mechanism and SGBV and TIP referral systems. Therefore, this component of the project will entail the strengthening of the response provided by the NPF and NSCDC to incidents of SGBV and TIP. Core Functions / Responsibilities Scope of work: The consultant will undertake the following tasks: Develop a manual for Training of Trainers (ToTs) which will be used to ensure continuous training of police officers in SGBV response. Conduct a pilot testing of the training curriculum. Conduct a validation workshop on the training manual developed on response to SGBV. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment: The consultancy shall be guided by work related and behavioural ethics that include but not limited to: ability to effectively apply knowledge of GBV, TIP and SEA concepts in the execution of responsibilities at appropriate level; maintain confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work; demonstrate skills at developing contextually relevant training materials; is familiar with the relevant global guidelines and standards, especially within the context of forced displacement. The consultancy shall also be guided by behavioural skills of the consultant such as: ability to take responsibility and manages constructive criticism; work effectively with all clients and stakeholders; promotes continuous learning and communicates clearly; takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; plan work, anticipates risks and sets goals within area of responsibility; display mastery of subject matter; contributes to a collegial team environment; creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; display awareness of relevant technological solutions; work with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM; demonstrate good communication skills and ability to work in a stressful environment. Realistic delivery dates and details as how the work must be delivered Successfully develop a comprehensive Sexual Gender Based violence (SGBV) and Trafficking in persons (TIP) response training curriculum in coordination with existing police training programmes, international standards, local legislation and SGBV and TIP sub-sector actors. Submit the final manual by end September 2018 The Nigerian Police Force receives and validates a training manual developed by IOM on SGBV response. Performance Indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost) The consultancy shall be evaluated by the following performance indicators: Timely execution of assigned responsibility 80% satisfaction reported in coordination activity/ability of the consultant 80% validation of final manual submitted by the consultant 80% satisfaction reported in the overall performance evaluation of the consultant N.B.: The payment will be processed upon submission of the Final manual. Payment Methodology Payment will be made 100% upon submission and approval of the Training Manual and all tasks as mentioned under this Consultancy Contract and annexures attached herewith. Duration of the contract The Consultancy Contract will be for a duration of Two Months. Required Qualifications and Experience Education: Completed University Degree in relevant Social Sciences field; preferably in Human Rights, International Relations etc. Experience: Experience in Protection mandatory; Experienced in developing training manuals on Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and trafficking in persons (TIP) required; Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of local languages is an advantage. Desirable Competencies Behavioral: Accountability - takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms Client Orientation - works effectively well with client and stakeholders Continuous Learning - promotes continuous learning for self and others Communication - listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience Creativity and Initiative - actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services Leadership and Negotiation - develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; Performance Management - identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others. Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter Teamwork - contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation. Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
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    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria Classification: Consultant, Grade OTHE Type of Appointment: Consultant, Two months Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Nature of Consultancy Conduct Assessment on internal mechanisms within division of the security sector on GBV and TIP Background The conflict that continues to affect North-East Nigeria has caused the displacement of almost 1.9 million individuals throughout the country, most of whom have sought refuge in host communities and Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps and camp-like settings in the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (IOM DTM Report, round 23, June 2019). Despite the fact that some IDPs have started to return to their villages of origin after relative security has been restored and more areas are now accessible to humanitarian actors, living conditions for conflict-affected populations remain dire, particularly for vulnerable individuals such as women and children who are at high risk of abuse from insurgents, security agents and other members of the community. One third of the female displaced population in North East Nigeria has suffered some form of sexual violence, whereas a fifth manifested having been victims of physical violence . Even though the majority of incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and trafficking in persons (TIP) remain unreported and victims often do not seek help due to fear of retaliation by the culprit or stigmatization by their community, perpetrators have been widely identified as being Boko Haram insurgents, members of the police and armed forces, and in some cases intimate partners or members of host communities or camps. And as cases of GBV and TIP continue to be a common occurrence in IDP camps and host communities, there is an increasingly urgent need to roll out interventions aimed at protecting vulnerable individuals. Therefore, the proposed project seeks to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and protection of IDPs and affected populations in Nigeria's North East states. Project Objective This project will contribute to the reduction in impunity for and number of GBV and TIP incidents in IDP camps and host communities in North East Nigeria through mass sensitization campaigns and the promotion of increased accountability. Targeted Areas Adamawa and Borno States; the two most crisis affected areas in North Eastern States of Nigeria. Outcome 1: Improving response to GBV and TIP of Nigerian law enforcement agencies to ensure key actors can effectively contribute to GBV and TIP response in IDP settings. Output 1.4: The enhanced internal accountability policies and procedures of the Nigerian Police Force in instances where police officers are perpetrators of SGBV or TIP contributes to increased overall liability for acts of SGBV or TIP Purpose of the Consultancy IOM Nigeria is a seeking a consultant specialized in research, the consultant who will be working under the overall supervision of the Project Manager (MHPSS), and under direct supervision of the Project Officer (Protection), the consultant will contribute to the implementation of the projects as part of the IOM emergency response in North East Nigeria. The consultancy will focus on one of the areas of responses namely, Assessment of internal mechanisms Assessment of Internal Mechanisms Initial engagement on understanding the frameworks and opportunities to map internal mechanisms within division of the security sector have begun. Under this project, IOM will lead the process to map and assess the existing internal mechanisms in addressing sexual exploitation and abuse by law enforcement, provide recommendations and foster linkages with the inter-agency community-based complaint mechanism (CBCM) on PSEA, and advocate for the inclusion of PSEA within standards of conduct. An assessment on Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and Civil Defense Corps (CDC) policies, trainings, and procedures for preventing and responding to officer perpetration of, and/or complicity in, GBV or TIP crimes among vulnerable populations in the northeast. The assessment will highlight the current standards of conduct, and internal mechanisms in place to ensure accountability and assistance to survivors of sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking, by law enforcement officials. The assessment will also look at whether mitigation and prevention measures are put into place as well as identify focal persons for humanitarian actors to monthly check in with and turn to in the case of reporting exploitation by members of the NPF or CDC. The assessment report will produce actionable recommendations for NPF and CDC leadership and concerned donors. The assessment will provide a series of actionable recommendations, including looking at best staff accountability strategies. The assessment will draw from lessons learned from other contexts to provide recommendations to address internal accountability issues. Finally, based on the findings of the assessment and recommendations, a contextualized training module will be developed to improve NPF and CDC understanding of GBV/SEA, capacity to handle and support survivors as well as usage of the accountability and reporting systems. Finally, based on the findings of the assessment and recommendations, a contextualized training module will be developed to improve NPF and NSCDC understanding of SGBV/SEA and TIP, capacity to handle and support survivors, and usage of the accountability and reporting systems. Such training will include senior level law enforcement officers in leadership positions with the capacity to make change within their organizations. The trainings will also involve community and NGO leaders so that citizens understand what law enforcement officials are being taught and what mechanisms exist to address issues of concern. Trainings that involve both officers and citizens will further strengthen relationships between citizens and public. Core Functions / Responsibilities Scope of work The consultant will undertake the following tasks: Liaise with the existing project personnel to understand the initial engagement on the frameworks and opportunities to map internal mechanisms within division of the security sector. Map and assess the existing internal mechanisms within the security sector for addressing sexual exploitation and abuse by law enforcement officers. Conduct an assessment of Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and Civil Defense Corps (CDC) policies, trainings, and procedures for preventing and responding to officer perpetration of, and/or complicity in, GBV or TIP crimes among vulnerable populations in the northeast. Identify what mitigation measures and prevention measures are put in place, how effective they are implemented. Identifying the focal persons for humanitarian actors to monthly check in with and turn to in the case of reporting exploitation by members of the NPF or CDC. Develop a contextualized training module based on the findings of the assessment and recommendations to improve NPF and NSCDC understanding of SGBV/SEA and TIP, capacity to handle and support survivors, and usage of the accountability and reporting systems. Conduct training will include senior level law enforcement officers in leadership positions with the capacity to make change within their organizations. The trainings will also involve community and NGO leaders so that citizens understand what law enforcement officials are being taught and what mechanisms exist to address issues of concern. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment: The consultancy shall be guided by work related and behavioural ethics that include but not limited to: ability to effectively apply knowledge of GBV, TIP and SEA concepts in the execution of responsibilities at appropriate level; maintain confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work; demonstrate skills at developing contextually relevant training materials; is familiar with the relevant global guidelines and standards, especially within the context of forced displacement. The consultancy shall also be guided by behavioural skills of the consultant such as: ability to take responsibility and manages constructive criticism; work effectively with all clients and stakeholders; promotes continuous learning and communicates clearly; takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; plan work, anticipates risks and sets goals within area of responsibility; display mastery of subject matter; contributes to a collegial team environment; creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; display awareness of relevant technological solutions; work with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM; demonstrate good communication skills and ability to work in a stressful environment. Deliverables: Assessment report with details on existing internal mechanisms within the security sector for addressing sexual exploitation and abuse by law enforcement officers. Actionable recommendations for NPF and CDC will target actions at the national, state and local levels of law enforcement. Highlight the current standards of conduct, and internal mechanisms in place to ensure accountability and assistance to survivors of sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking, by Law enforcement official. Provide recommendations to address internal accountability issues. Provide recommendations to foster linkages with the inter-agency community-based complaint mechanism (CBCM) on PSEA, and advocate for the inclusion of PSEA within standards of conduct. Document findings of the assessment and recommendations that will be used to develop a contextualized training module to improve NPF and CDC understanding of GBV/SEA, capacity to handle and support survivors as well as usage of the accountability and reporting systems. Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered: Successfully document findings and recommendations to enhance the internal complaint and accountability mechanisms are agreed to and implemented with the Nigerian Police Force and CDC. Training module developed and training conducted. Final report submitted by end September 2018. Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost): The consultancy shall be evaluated by the following performance indicators: Timely execution of assigned responsibility 80% satisfaction reported in coordination activity/ability of the consultant 80% validation of reports submitted by the consultant 80% satisfaction reported in the overall performance evaluation of the consultant N.B.: The payment will be processed upon submission of the Final report. Payment Methodology Payment will be made 100% upon submission and approval of the Final Report and all tasks as mentioned under this Consultancy Contract and annexures attached here with. Required Qualifications and Experience Education: Completed University Degree in relevant Social Sciences field; preferably in Human Rights, International Relations etc. Experience: Experience in Protection mandatory, including in Mapping and assessing existing internal mechanisms; Experience in conducting trainings; Languages: English fluency is required. Working knowledge of local languages will be advantageous. Desirable Competencies Behavioral: Accountability - takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms Client Orientation - works effectively well with client and stakeholders Continuous Learning - promotes continuous learning for self and others Communication - listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience Creativity and Initiative - actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services Leadership and Negotiation - develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; Performance Management - identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others. Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter Teamwork - contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation. 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    Le sport est cruel. Il y a une légende, en Coupe du Monde, qui veut que les équipes flamboyantes en début de tournoi, ne gagnent jamais le tournoi, alors que les équipes médiocres lors des poules vont souvent au bout. Eh bien, cela vient de se confirmer. La France vient de battre les Belges par un but à zéro et jouera donc la finale contre le vainqueur du match Angleterre-Croatie.

    Et pourtant, cette équipe de Belgique nous a enthousiasmés, marquant 14 buts en 5 matches, tandis que l’équipe de France désespérait ses supporters lors des matches de poule. Mais ensuite, les Bleus ont réussi deux superbes matches, contre l’Argentine et l’Uruguay, avec la réussite maximale. Quatre tirs contre l’Argentine, quatre buts, et deux tirs contre l’Uruguay, deux buts.

    Quant aux Belges, après être revenus de l’enfer en 1/8 de finales contre le Japon, ils ont éliminé le Brésil en 1/4 de finales, réalisant le plus grand exploit de leur histoire. La confrontation entre deux équipes semblables promettait donc d’être intéressante, voire passionnante.

    D’abord, ces deux pays ont beaucoup de similitudes sociologiquement. L’immigration massive qu’elles ont connue a forcément des conséquences sur la composition de leurs formations. L’équipe de France est fortement marquée par des joueurs d’origine subsaharienne, tandis que les Belges sont davantage influencés par des joueurs d’Afrique du Nord.

    Il faut reconnaître que ces joueurs de l’équipe de France, pourtant d’une médiocrité consternante lors des matches de poule, ont su se faire aimer des Français. Ils sont bien élevés, chantent « La Marseillaise », ne parlent pas « racailles », et permettent, contrairement à l’équipe de Domenech en 2010, aux Français de se reconnaître en eux.

    Ces joueurs sont humbles, même Pogba a su se mettre au service de la collectivité, et se sacrifient pour l’équipe. Ils ne tirent pas la couverture à eux.

    On peut penser ce que l’on veut du football, des millions de Français ont vibré derrière cette équipe, et ont poussé un « ouf » de soulagement, quand l’arbitre a sifflé la fin du match. Et d’autre part, nous avons assisté à un excellent match, joué dans un était d’esprit exemplaire par des joueurs qui se respectaient.

    Cette équipe de France n’est pas brillante footballistiquement. C’est loin d’être le Brésil de 1970, ou la France de Platini des années 1980. C’est une machine de guerre, d’une efficacité exceptionnelle, qui joue le contre remarquablement, et sait, par des coups de pied arrêtés, utiliser au mieux les qualités individuelles de leurs joueurs. Contre l’Argentine, l’arrière droit Benjamin Pavard avait marqué un but exceptionnel, relançant son équipe. Contre l’Uruguay, c’est Raphaël Varane qui a lancé les Bleus, par un superbe but de la tête. Cette fois, c’est le défenseur Samuel Umtiti, catastrophique lors des matches de poules, qui a marqué, sur un corner, toujours de la tête, le but de la victoire. Cette équipe mise tout sur la défense, avec un avant-centre, Olivier Giroud, qui se sacrifie, et n’a toujours pas marqué le moindre but. Et comme la défense est exceptionnelle, et le gardien, Hugo Lloris, en état de grâce, cela donne l’impression d’une muraille infranchissable, capable par ailleurs de se projeter rapidement vers des contre-attaques fulgurantes, grâce à la vitesse de Kylian MBappé.

    Certains ironiseront sur le fait que le 9-3 a battu Molenbeck. On peut voir les choses ainsi, mais c’est une vision réductrice. Nous avons déjà tout écrit sur ce sujet. Ce soir, l’essentiel n’est pas là. Des millions de Français sont à l’unisson de cette équipe, les Champs-Elysées seront pleins ce soir, et des millions de nos compatriotes vont sortir avec leur drapeau. Sont-ils des abrutis, qui vont, pour autant, oublier la cruelle réalité que connaissent nos compatriotes, au quotidien, victimes d’une politique suicidaire pour notre pays ? Bien sûr que non.

    La contradiction de cette victoire est bien là. Macron, qui a fait le voyage à Saint-Peterbourg, fustige à longueur de discours la lèpre nationaliste. Hier, au Congrès, il glapissait que la seule frontière de l’Europe opposait le progressisme au nationalisme, n’hésitant pas à comparer aux nazis ceux qui refusent l’invasion migratoire africano-musulmane de notre pays. Mais en même temps, l’euphorie collective de cette victoire est porteuse de cette exaltation du pays, qu’on l’appelle patriotisme ou nationalisme, que stigmatise le « Freluquet de l’Elysée ».

    A chaque jour suffit sa peine. Sachons apprécier la joie que procure à des millions de nos compatriotes cette victoire, et l’attente de la prochaine finale, et peut-être, à vingt ans d’intervalle, d’un deuxième sacre des Bleus. Et espérons qu’on ne verra pas trop de drapeaux algériens, marocains ou tunisiens dans ces cortèges, et que les islamo-racailles ne viendront pas foutre le bordel, comme c’est trop souvent le cas, dans ces soirées festives.

    Ce serait, par ailleurs, une belle histoire que le capitaine de 1998, Didier Deschamps, soit, 20 ans plus tard, le sélectionneur des Champions du monde. Mais rappelons-nous qu’il y a deux ans, alors que le plus dur paraissait avoir été fait, les Français ont perdu une finale de Coupe d’Europe, contre le Portugal, qui leur paraissait promise.

    Par ailleurs, pour être optimistes, disons-nous que l’amour des Bleus, montrés par des millions de Français qui sortent le drapeau, chantent La Marseillaise à pleins poumons, se traduira forcément un jour par une réaction à l’italienne de nos compatriotes.

    Que l’amour des Bleus se transforme au plus vite en « lèpre nationaliste », pour sauver le pays et nous débarrasser de Macron et sa clique.


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    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is smart to make “Puerto Rico the centerpiece of his campaign” for U.S. Senate. The Sunshine State is known for its photo-finish political campaigns, and it presents a real problem for the governor that approximately 40,000 Puerto Ricans resettled there in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More than that, there are now more Puerto Ricans living in Florida (1.3 million) than there are Cuban-Americans, and they’re mostly Democratic-leaning voters who are extremely pissed off about how the Trump administration has handled the natural catastrophe on their home island. If Scott doesn’t show he’s different from the president, he could doom his prospects for victory.

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    When [Scott] announced his bid in April, he spoke alongside top Puerto Rican official Luis Rivera Marín and touted efforts to help the island after the hurricane. The governor has visited the island six times since September and announced he backs the island’s bid for statehood.

    “This state showed up and we helped Puerto Ricans that came here because the problems that happened after Maria and we showed up in Puerto Rico,” Scott said in April. “We’re going to continue to be the best friend in the world for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and in the United States.”

    Shortly after his announcement, Scott went up with a $1 million Spanish-language TV spot. His efforts appear to have helped his standing with Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida before and after Maria, according to a recent Florida International University (FIU) poll.

    Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson cannot take these votes for granted. He very well may need to run up his margins with this voting group in order to prevail.

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    The relationship between the proportion of an out-group in an area and group-based bias is curvilinear: it becomes greater as the out-group proportion increases until reaching a tipping point and then starting to decrease. This means that when a group makes up a large portion of a place — for concreteness, say 40 percent — each additional person above 40 percent actually decreases group-based bias.

    That gobbledegook means that if there are suddenly a lot of Puerto Ricans living in areas that were previously all-white, even the liberals will get disconcerted for a time. This is the precise kind of phenomenon that Trump is willing and able to expertly exploit. It’s unlikely that Rick Scott won’t try to exploit it for his own benefit, although he’ll have to do a careful dance to make sure it all doesn’t cancel out or actually work to his disadvantage.

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    BY THOMAS D. ELIAS
    “WHAT UNLIMITED PARTY MONEY LAUNDERING CAN DO”


              For most Californians, the year-2000 Proposition 34 was little more than a meaningless formality. But not to politicians or political party officials.


              The 18-year-old initiative sets inflation-adjusted limits on what individuals and organizations can donate to candidates, ranging today from $4,400 for state legislative races to $29,200 for those running for governor. But there are no limits on giving to state and local political parties or how they can spend that money.


              This gets little notice from most Californians, even those who examine the fine print on election-time mailers to see who is behind them.


              But it surely means a lot to politicians and their parties. The power these rules give parties to launder money earmarked for particular candidates was behind the bitter and very close race last winter between Eric Bauman and Kimberly Ellis over who would be the next chairperson of the California Democratic Party.


              But perhaps the most dramatic and clear-cut example of political parties’ power to launder cash and pass it along to intended recipients involved a locally well-known power couple during the spring primary campaign in San Diego County.


              The couple: Democratic state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and her husband Nathan Fletcher, a former Republican whip in the Assembly and a two-time loser in runs for mayor of San Diego.


              Fletcher, who converted from Republican to Democrat in 2012 and 2013, with an intermediate stop as an independent, was one of five primary election candidates this spring for a seat on his county’s Board of Supervisors, getting large-scale financial support from the local Democratic Party and some from the county’s labor unions.


              But nothing matches what he’s gotten from his wife. By the end of the primary season, Gonzalez Fletcher had transferred $355,000 of her Assembly campaign funds to the county’s Democratic party, far outstripping other San Diego politicians like state Senate President Toni Atkins ($16,000) and Democratic Assemblyman Todd Gloria ($9,000).


              The reason was obvious. While Gonzalez Fletcher was giving the party enormous sums, the organization was passing much more to her husband – a total of $680,000, of which he got $188,000 in just one week. So there’s little doubt that Gonzalez Fletcher’s campaign funds were staying in the family.


              The most obvious example of this happening came one day in May, when she gave $50,000 to the party and the very same day the organization spent the identical amount on behalf of her husband’s campaign.


              There was nothing the least bit illegal about any of this. But it’s doubtful California has ever seen a more obvious example of a local party laundering money on behalf of a candidate and his chief donor. Of course, the party could not, did not, use the money to do anything but market its candidate to registered Democrats.


              But that meant Fletcher himself did not have to send mailers or fund phone banking aimed at Democratic voters. Instead, he could concentrate on outreach to voters with no party preference or even to Republicans.


              One thing wrong with all this is that voters have no direct way to track where the money actually comes from. Sure, they know Gonzalez Fletcher and her husband are close allies. But they don’t know just whose money that was previously given to the Gonzalez Fletcher campaign account went to Fletcher. So no one can really be sure who he’s beholden to if and when he takes a seat on the county board. Which makes it difficult to track his motives in votes on development and other key issues.


              That’s the trouble with the entire current state campaign funding system. And it seems legislators want to keep the current opaque system in place indefinitely. About a year ago, they killed a bill making gifts to political parties subject to the same limits imposed on donations to candidates.


              Today’s disgraceful and easily exploited system is a major legacy of former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, recalled in 2003 partly because of his own questionable fund-raising practices. If it remains in place, it will be because of ignorance or indifference by California voters, who could employ a ballot initiative to change the system anytime they like.
             
                      
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              Industrial Overload Relays Market Size, Share, Analysis, Industry Demand and Forecasts Report to 2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 11, 2018 ) Scope of the Report:

    This report concentrates on the Industrial Overload Relays Sales Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, particularly in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report classifies the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application. This report covers associations in the field along with new product launches, mergers, acquisitions, competitive landscape analysis, and recent strategic developments in the market by the major manufactures

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    Rockwell Automation
    Schneider Electric
    Siemens
    WEG
    General Electric
    Sprecher+Schuh
    Littelfuse
    GREEGOO Electric
    Finder
    MTE
    Riken Electric
    Benshaw

    According to the Type, the market is segmented as:

    Thermal Overloads Relays
    Magnet Overload Relays

    According to the Application, the market is segmented as:

    Chemical
    Electronics Industry
    Automobile Industry
    Other

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    Global Industrial Overload Relays Sales Market Report 2018
    1 Industrial Overload Relays Market Overview
    1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Industrial Overload Relays
    1.2 Classification of Industrial Overload Relays by Product Category
    1.2.1 Global Industrial Overload Relays Market Size (Sales) Comparison by Type (2013-2025)
    1.2.2 Global Industrial Overload Relays Market Size (Sales) Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017
    1.2.3 Thermal Overloads Relays
    1.2.4 Magnet Overload Relays
    1.3 Global Industrial Overload Relays Market by Application/End Users
    1.3.1 Global Industrial Overload Relays Sales (Volume) and Market Share Comparison by Application (2013-2025)
    1.3.2 Chemical
    1.3.3 Electronics Industry
    1.3.4 Automobile Industry
    1.3.5 Other
    1.4 Global Industrial Overload Relays Market by Region
    1.4.1 Global Industrial Overload Relays Market Size (Value) Comparison by Region (2013-2025)
    1.4.2 United States Industrial Overload Relays Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.3 Europe Industrial Overload Relays Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.4 China Industrial Overload Relays Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.5 Japan Industrial Overload Relays Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.6 Southeast Asia Industrial Overload Relays Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.7 India Industrial Overload Relays Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Industrial Overload Relays (2013-2025)
    1.5.1 Global Industrial Overload Relays Sales and Growth Rate (2013-2025)
    1.5.2 Global Industrial Overload Relays Revenue and Growth Rate (2013-2025)

    2 Global Industrial Overload Relays Competition by Players/Suppliers, Type and Application
    2.1 Global Industrial Overload Relays Market Competition by Players/Suppliers
    2.1.1 Global Industrial Overload Relays Sales and Market Share of Key Players/Suppliers (2013-2018)
    2.1.2 Global Industrial Overload Relays Revenue and Share by Players/Suppliers (2013-2018)
    2.2 Global Industrial Overload Relays (Volume and Value) by Type
    2.2.1 Global Industrial Overload Relays Sales and Market Share by Type (2013-2018)
    2.2.2 Global Industrial Overload Relays Revenue and Market Share by Type (2013-2018)
    2.3 Global Industrial Overload Relays (Volume and Value) by Region
    2.3.1 Global Industrial Overload Relays Sales and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
    2.3.2 Global Industrial Overload Relays Revenue and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
    2.4 Global Industrial Overload Relays (Volume) by Application

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              Roof Coatings Market Business Growth Statistics and Key Players Insights: AkzoNobel, ALLIOS, ARDEX ENDURA, Armstrong Chemicals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 11, 2018 ) The Global Roof Coatings Market 2018 to 2025 renders deep perception of the key regional market status of the Roof Coatings Industry on a global level that primarily aims the core regions which comprises of continents like Europe, North America, and Asia and the key countries such as United States, Germany, China and Japan.

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    AkzoNobel
    ALLIOS
    ARDEX ENDURA
    Armstrong Chemicals
    BUILDING COMFORTS
    EAB Associates
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    Fosroc
    Kema
    PennKote
    PYE Products
    RIW
    Sherwin-Williams

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    Coating
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    Household
    Commercial

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              Industrial Blender Machine Market Growth, Size, Trends, Type and Application, Forecast Analysis to 2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 11, 2018 ) Scope of the Report:

    This report concentrates on the Industrial Blender Machine Sales Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, particularly in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report classifies the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application. This report covers associations in the field along with new product launches, mergers, acquisitions, competitive landscape analysis, and recent strategic developments in the market by the major manufactures

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    GEA Group
    INOX
    Charles Ross & Son Company
    SPX FLOW
    Vortex Mixing Technology
    amixon
    Arcrite Engineering
    Bulkmatic
    Jinhu Ginhong Machinery
    Morton Mixers & Blender

    According to the Type, the market is segmented as:

    Cycle Operation Type
    Continuous Operation Type

    According to the Application, the market is segmented as:

    Food And Beverage
    Pharmaceutical
    Chemical And Petrochemical
    Cosmetics
    Other


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    Global Industrial Blender Machine Sales Market Report 2018
    1 Industrial Blender Machine Market Overview
    1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Industrial Blender Machine
    1.2 Classification of Industrial Blender Machine by Product Category
    1.2.1 Global Industrial Blender Machine Market Size (Sales) Comparison by Type (2013-2025)
    1.2.2 Global Industrial Blender Machine Market Size (Sales) Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017
    1.2.3 Cycle Operation Type
    1.2.4 Continuous Operation Type
    1.3 Global Industrial Blender Machine Market by Application/End Users
    1.3.1 Global Industrial Blender Machine Sales (Volume) and Market Share Comparison by Application (2013-2025)
    1.3.2 Food And Beverage
    1.3.3 Pharmaceutical
    1.3.4 Chemical And Petrochemical
    1.3.5 Cosmetics
    1.3.6 Other
    1.4 Global Industrial Blender Machine Market by Region
    1.4.1 Global Industrial Blender Machine Market Size (Value) Comparison by Region (2013-2025)
    1.4.2 United States Industrial Blender Machine Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.3 Europe Industrial Blender Machine Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.4 China Industrial Blender Machine Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.5 Japan Industrial Blender Machine Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.6 Southeast Asia Industrial Blender Machine Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.4.7 India Industrial Blender Machine Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
    1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Industrial Blender Machine (2013-2025)
    1.5.1 Global Industrial Blender Machine Sales and Growth Rate (2013-2025)
    1.5.2 Global Industrial Blender Machine Revenue and Growth Rate (2013-2025)

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              RF Transformers Market Business Growth Statistics and Key Players Insights: Triad Magnetics, Coilcraft CPS, North Hills Signal Processing Corporation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 11, 2018 ) The Global RF Transformers Market 2018 to 2025 renders deep perception of the key regional market status of the RF Transformers Industry on a global level that primarily aims the core regions which comprises of continents like Europe, North America, and Asia and the key countries such as United States, Germany, China and Japan.

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    Triad Magnetics
    Coilcraft CPS
    North Hills Signal Processing Corporation
    Premier Magnetics
    RFMW

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    Magnetic Coupling Transformer
    Transmission Line Transformer

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    Vacuum Tube Radio
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              299617-2018: Norvège-Oslo: Services de conseil en analyse d'exploitation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              (USA-VA-McLean) Full Motion Video (FMV) Analyst      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    **Job Description** BAE Systems is the industry leader in Full Motion Video (FMV) exploitation, and has immediate openings for those ready to elevate their intelligence career while supporting critical global counterterrorism operations in an exciting and dynamic operational environment . By joining the BAE Systems team, you ll enter into a unique three week formal training course, followed by a robust on-the-job training program which provides candidates specialized instruction in FMV tradecraft, exploitation tools, and theater specific cultural familiarization. BAE Systems analysts have rapid advancement potential and cross training opportunities into Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)/ Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI), FMV training, and FMV Advanced Research positions. BAE Systems employees enjoy generous paid-time-off, education benefits, and access to career advancement pathways day-1 as a member of our team. BAE Systems voted #2 Best Employer for Veterans in 2017 by Military Times! Candidates will be able to: + Work a rotating shift schedule (typically 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am and is subject to change at any time by the customer), alternating days and nights each month which will include weekends and holidays. + Input data accurately, timely exploit FMV collected by sensors on ISR platforms, apply HUMINT and SIGINT information to FMV imagery analysis, and use an electronic light table to exploit NTM imagery in softcopy. + Produce imagery-derived graphic products and reports and publish for distribution. + Prepare, maintain, and present intelligence displays, reports, and briefings for both high-level government personnel and training purposes. Keywords: FMV, Full Motion Video, All-Source, SIGINT, HUMINT, Imagery **Typical Education & Experience** Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience **Required Skills and Education** + During high-tempo operations, can relay and articulate information + Can prioritize and solve routine tasks, positively impact customer relations, and contribute to the completion of customer and BAE Systems organizational objectives. + Excellent working knowledge of the following software: MS Office including MS Word, MS Excel, and Power Point + Excellent analytical writing skills + Must be capable of typing 32 WPM without looking at the keyboard. + Candidates must possess the ability to accurately discern red, green, blue, and yellow colors on a screen **Preferred Skills and Education** + Practical experience using MAAS, NES, RemoteView, IEC + Background in Counter-Terrorism analysis + Experience exploiting Full-Motion Video and has a basic understanding of sensor capabilities + Experience exploiting national imagery with a basic understanding of imagery product standards **About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security** BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we dofrom intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expressi