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EU governments are failing to comply with air quality limits that are already weaker than the World Health Organisation's recommendations, the bloc's auditors said on Tuesday. The findings by European Union's watchdog come as Brussels is taking half a dozen member states to court over their failure to enforce the bloc's air quality laws. Respiratory illness caused by pollution result in some 400,000 premature deaths a year, costing governments heavily in health care expenses, the European Court of Auditors found. "There are still considerable impacts on public health," said Janusz Wojciechowski, one of the report's authors. As many as 23 out of the bloc's 28 nations are failing to comply with the existing limits on harmful pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulate matter, according to EU data. Responding to the report, the EU executive said it was stepping up action to reduce pollution and defended its policy record, pointing to improvements in some areas. "The Commission is fully aware that there is still an urgent need to further improve air quality in Europe," a European Commission spokesman said. The Commission said in May it would sue Britain, France, Germany,...
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Warning against the danger of intensifying nationalism across Europe, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in separate appearances Wednesday that the rise of populism and the far-right represents an existential threat to the European Union’s...


          The EU Just Broke The Internet And Started A War With Pirates      Cache   Translate Page      


Earlier this morning the EU voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial update to copyright laws. Publishers are hailing this as a victory, but the rest of the internet has no comment, because it is in the hospice, dying.

The battle lines are drawn on two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13. Called the "link tax" and the "upload filter" by people who don't have their head up their ass, it would force companies like Google and Facebook to pay publishers whenever they link to stories. The upload filter would force Google and Facebook to block people from sharing unlicensed copyrighted news stories, songs, videos, and memes.

Some publishing companies are hailing this as a big win for the little guys, ignoring the fact that IF PEOPLE CAN'T LINK TO YOUR STORIES, NOBODY WILL COME READ YOUR STORIES. According to them, newspapers might finally get paid for journalisming (HARD TO DO WITHOUT PEOPLE READING IT), musicians could move out of their parents' basements (yeah, we don't know, that probably is right), and porn stars wouldn't have to slap politicians on the ass with copies of Forbes to pay the bills. The publishers say that tech companies are just whining because they're finally being held accountable for stealing and sharing content (even if it's already free), and implying that they actually intend to pay artists and journalists.


Since the internet is mostly porn, terrible memes, and bootlegs, nerds are raising their Jolly Rogers and declaring war. They argue that vague provisions in the sweeping new law make it unclear how people can continue to share news articles, blog posts, and bad jokes. There are real fears that the upload filters will cripple the careers of freelance photojournalists, artists, and computer coders who rely on the magic of the internet to share their work and earn beer money.

Where (some) publishing companies see this as a move to finally tamp town on the scourge of internet piracy, actual internet pirates are laughing their caffeinated asses off. When link tax legislation passed in Spain, Google simply pulled their news service. When Germany tried a similar tax on content, people just gave their content to Google for free. And as anyone in China can tell you, content filtering only hurts the general public and encourages people to avoid filters. This often pushes legitimate content deep into the wretched butthole of the Dark Web where it's hard to simply browse the web like you'd channel surf TV late at night.

The effects of the law are broad and prove that people do not have the interest of users in mind. Want to read your favorite snarky news brief? Sorry, the Wonkagenda violates the "link tax." How about listening to classical music and reading old books? Copyrighted, even if it's public domain. Want to download old school Nintendo and Sega games for your kids? Fuck your kids, tell those little shits to come correct! Would you like to browse photos of that big anti-Trump protest? Go have a tough titty pity party, those photos have billboard ads, logos, and branded pink pussy hats -- all copyrighted.

The Copyright Directive isn't up for final approval until January, but it's expected to pass without much resistance. The European Pirate Party has called the law "catastrophic," and is vowing to fight the bill alongside tech giants and internet advocacy groups like the EFF, and the Mozilla Foundation. Americans may scoff at a fight for internet rights in Europe, but they'd be wise to remember that just last week congressional Republicans called for the strict regulation of the internet under the guise of free speech.

Bottom line: the fight isn't about making dick jokes and memes, it's about the freedom to share dick jokes and memes. And since everything is terrible, here's a baby pygmy hippo.


[Cory Doctorow / Ars Technica / The Verge]

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          BRUCE DICKINSON, QUEEN Songs Performed Acoustically By THOMAS ZWIJSEN & ANNE BAKKER; Videos Streaming      Cache   Translate Page      
In the new videos below, classical guitar virtuoso Thomas Zwijsen, along with vocalist/violinist Anne Bakker, perform acoustic renditions of Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy" and Bruce Dickinson's "Tears Of The Dragon" at the Guitar Summit 2018 in Mannheim, Germany. Thomas is currently touring with Anne in Europe. All tour dates...
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Qualcomm is facing increased scrutiny in Europe, with more preliminary investigations being made against the company over antitrust issues, due to a complaint from Apple earlier this year that alleges Qualcomm is using patent lawsuits in Germany as a means to monopolize part of the iPhone supply chain.
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Warning against the danger of intensifying nationalism across Europe, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in separate appearances Wednesday that the rise of populism and the far-right represents an existential threat to the European Union’s...


          Tyler Adams scores 1st goal to give US 1-0 win over Mexico      Cache   Translate Page      

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Americans is testing young players to get the United States back to the World Cup in 2022. Tyler Adams, Antonee Robinson and goalkeeper Zack Steffen are giving glimpses they might be able to help.

Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday night, the Americans' first win over their rival in three years.

"We wanted to show our character and pride for the country, and we went out there and battled at times," Adams said. "Maybe at the beginning the soccer wasn't there completely, it got a little chippy at times, but we handled ourselves well.

Adams, a 19-year-old who made his national team debut last November, scored after Kellyn Acosta passed to a sprinting Antonee Robinson on the left flank. Robinson crossed for Adams, who one-timed the ball from the penalty spot past goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez, who played his first match for El Tri at age 28.

"He's a winner this kid, and I think I've been really pleased in terms of his growth with the ball in tight spots," U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan said. "We know that he can run and cover ground and win tackles and compete. But at the next level now can you do the next part? And that's have a presence with the ball and picking your spots so it just keeps getting better."

The left-footed Robinson, burned by Douglas Costa with a cross that led to Brazil's opening goal in a 2-0 loss Friday, had replaced right-footed Eric Lichaj at left back in the 56th minute.

"I just saw the defenders dropping really deep toward the goal so I cut it back across so hopefully someone could get on the end of it, and thankfully Tyler did," Robinson said. "And it was a really great finish.

Adams called Robinson's cross good timing with the ball trickling right to him.

"So watching it was like in slo-mo, the ball just came to me and I was able to finish it," Adams said.

Mexico played a man short after Zaldivar took down U.S. captain Wil Trapp in the 67th minute, and the U.S. immediately surged in its attack.

U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie was replaced in the 40th minute after what appeared to be a non-contact injury to his left knee. McKennie will have a scan Wednesday.

The U.S. now has three wins, two losses and three draws under Sarachan, who took over last October after Bruce Arena quit when the Americans failed to qualify for the World Cup. New general manager Earnie Stewart plans to announce a permanent coach later this year.

The Americans had two losses and a tie in their previous three matches against Mexico, including a home defeat and a road draw in World Cup qualifying. Sarachan liked how his team kept their composure.

"This was a group that wasn't going to lose tonight, and I couldn't be more proud," Sarachan said.

Since opening the World Cup with wins over defending champion Germany and South Korea, Mexico has lost four straight games for the first time since 2001. Losses to Sweden and Brazil and the World Cup were followed by an exhibition defeat to Uruguay, with El Tri outscored 10-1 over the four matches.

There were few chances in the first half, when both teams showed little creative flair.

The match between the regional rivals became heated in the second half. Edson Alvarez was given a yellow card for bumping Matt Miazga after the 6-foot-4 American mocked Diego Lainez, who was defending him despite being nearly a foot shorter.

A crowd of 40,194 turned out for the game at Nissan Stadium, one of the sites on the proposed preliminary list for 2026 World Cup matches.

Sarachan made six changes from Friday and his lineup averaging 23 years, 5 days, the youngest starting lineup for the Americans against Mexico since at least 1990.

Mexico changed 10 starters from Friday and gave debuts to Gonzalez, defenders Jose Abella and Gerardo Arteago, and midfielder Erick Aguirre.

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This story has been corrected to show that Douglas Costa, not Diego Costa, had the cross that led to Brazil's opening goal in Friday's 2-0 loss.

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New Details: On Tuesday, some Americans remembered a lesser-known ‘9/11’ anniversary — the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead including our ambassador, Christopher Stevens.

Tuesday night, former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, went on Sean Hannity’s program to provide new details about the night after the attack, which came in two waves and lasted some 13 hours.

What he told Hannity about the way President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton treated the U.S. security contractor heroes who tried to defend American soil that night should enrage everyone who hears the story.

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RYANAIR today faced a pilot and cabin crew strike in Germany, forcing the no-frills airline to cancel 150 out of 400 flights. The Irish carrier axed a number of routes to and from Germany after a “surprise” strike was called, with Ryanair given just...
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          Physicists revealed spontaneous T-symmetry breaking and exceptional points in cavity QED      Cache   Translate Page      
(Science China Press) Spontaneous symmetry breaking has revolutionized the understanding in numerous fields of modern physics. Recently, a research group at Peking University, collaborated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Germany) has demonstrated the spontaneous T-symmetry breaking in cavity quantum electrodynamics systems. A singularity in the spectrum, the so-called exceptional point is found to separate the symmetry broken and symmetry unbroken phases. The chiral mode switching around the EP enables topological manipulation of quantum states.
          Professor Steve Ostovich Discusses the Value of Philosophy for Business and Life      Cache   Translate Page      
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I first me Steve Ostovich in June at the Magnolia Salon in Carlton. The discussion that evening centered around Gordon Marino's book The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age. Dr. Ostovich, philosophy chair at St. Scholastica, had prepared a series of questions for Gordon Marino, much like William F. Buckley's Firing Line, though with somewhat different subject matter. Ostovich played the role of interrogator.

A good bracing discussion ensued and afterwards I reached out to suggest we share an hour over coffee sometime. The discussion generated themes for an interview relating to philosophy and life.

EN: Maybe we can begin with a brief outline of your career path. 

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Steve Ostovich: After finishing a BA with majors in philosophy and theology at Marquette U. (in Milwaukee), I went to seminary in North Carolina at Duke University. I quickly found that my questions were not shared by my classmates, so I came back to MU, did an MA in biblical studies concentrating on the Hebrew Bible, and looked around for someplace to pursue a PhD. Lots of opportunities, but I ended up staying at Marquette where I could do exactly what I wanted combining philosophy of science and political theology. It was during this time I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and did research for a year at the university in Muenster, Germany. When I returned, changes in the department led me to spend two years as an investigator for the Affirmative Action Unit and the City Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee. Eventually I returned to scholarship and college teaching. I came to CSS in 1982, my first full-time appointment, and have never left.

EN: In what ways would the study of philosophy be of value for business leaders? 

SO: The simplest answer may seem facetious, but I don’t mean it to be: “career advancement.” Businesses often look for particular skills in entry-level hires, but when you pay attention to who ends up leading the firm, very often it’s the person who started with a strong liberal education: nothing is more liberating than philosophy. Philosophy develops critical thinking and communication skills, but this is only part of the story. Philosophy fosters leadership ability in working with others—philosophy is based on discussion, thinking deeply and critically and developing visions, and helping the members of a community—business, academic, or other—identify and move in a common direction. This is why leadership demands more than management or administrative skills. People who have pursued philosophy also typically are ethical leaders, not so much because they have studied ethics but because they have learned to value others in the organization or community and the world.

EN: What are the big issues in philosophy today? 

SO: Philosophers are all over the place in the kinds of issues and problems they address; this goes with the territory inasmuch as we’re interested in the principles and ways of thinking that inform whatever we’re doing and in learning to make a good life from our pursuits. But there is a big problem, a common problem, facing philosophy as a community of professionals: inclusiveness. We know better than most how diversity is a requirement for good thinking and living, but the discipline is rooted in a classical, Euro-American centered (that is, white male) tradition. So we, too, are faced with actively pursuing a more diverse philosophical community inclusive of women, people of color, and, in general, voices from other cultures, classes, and parts of the world. And, I’m happy to say, we are making some progress.

EN: How does the study of philosophy help us to become better thinkers? 

SO: First of all, we’re the discipline most centrally concerned with what it means to think; this is why logic is so important to us. We strive to practice good writing and oral communication, skills essential to good thinking. Philosophy also can lead to an awareness of the different ways people put the world together both critically and culturally while providing the tools to evaluate these differences. But all this requires we learn how to listen. Socrates doesn’t seem to have written anything down, but he engaged in discussions in which he hoped to learn from the way truth revealed itself to others as evident in their opinions. To do this, one has to listen closely and openly and respond honestly. This is what we still try to do.

EN: How has Academia changed over the past 40 years? 

SO: We have lost a common understanding of the role of higher education in our society. This is part of a general trend in which private goods defined in economic terms take precedence over the public good, and deeper values all but disappear from public discourse. The consequence for higher education has been a drastic cut in funding and support generally. Fiscal concerns are taking over the academy: boards of trustees and administrators fixate on the bottom line as institutions struggle to survive; faculty and staff are treated like employees and the professoriate becomes a job rather than a vocation; and students become consumers whom we train to be distracted workers rather than active members of a democratic society. It is still possible—indeed, likely—for students to get a first-rate education, but we are turning education into a service industry. We want to be empowered to achieve our wants and desires, but there doesn’t seem to be a place for us to discuss what these should be. So we lose our freedom even as choices proliferate, and while we become good at shopping, we lose the capacity to act. We need to resurrect public discussion of the role of the academy in a healthy society.

EN: Who would you say are your favorite philosophers? Are there any that you especially align with? 

SO: One of the benefits of teaching at a small liberal arts college is I have to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy. This broadens my experience and reading which is good for me as well as for students. Having stated this, I would say my favorite philosopher to read, teach, and discuss is the eighteenth century Scottish empiricist David Hume. What makes him attractive is not so much that I agree with him but his style of thinking and writing, both of which are characterized by humility regarding the possibility of knowing truth. Other favorites (and philosophers about whom I have written in most cases) are: critical theorists like Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, the still vital Jürgen Habermas, and Hannah Arendt, whose collection of essays Thinking without a Banister, I currently am reading; twentieth century French thinkers like Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty whose work I am reading with a post-baccalaureate student; and Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, American pragmatists whose concerns are still important and whose style is delightful. Also, my German Doktorvater, the political theologian Johann Baptist Metz. Finally, I still treat the Hebrew Bible as an important philosophical resource for thinking differently.

EN: How about favorite authors? Who are you currently reading? 

SO: Sherman Alexie broadens my world and W. G. Sebald feeds my melancholy. Among essayists, I will always read a piece by Tariq Ali, for even when I don’t understand him or when I disagree with him, I always learn something from him. Among living poets, my colleague and friend Ryan Vine writes lines that speak. My brother and wife now have me reading the mystery novels of Louise Penny. And I just finished a non-fiction history of the Vienna Circle, Exact Thinking in Demented Times, by Karl Sigmund.



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Radu Dumitrescu, one of The New Federalist's Editors-in-Chief, has won the EU in My Region blog contest organised by the European Commission. Of more than 100 entries submitted to the contest, his text about European Youth Weeks 2018 was selected as the winner. The text, originally published on The New Federalist, pulled together insights from a two-week summer camp held in Germany. While in the past, the text observed, war was the most common context in which people were in contact with (...)

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          Episode 67: A Highly Structured, Loosely Organized Science Lesson      Cache   Translate Page      
This week I walk through a science lesson I did to start a unit on states of matter with 7th graders at a school I was working at a few years ago in Germany. Structure: The outline goes something like this. 10 minutes to research a topic, where you get your information I don’t care...
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          COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: University of the South's Karissa Wheeler      Cache   Translate Page      

Karissa Wheeler's senior year at The University of the South/Sewanee has only just started, but already she's caught up in the whirlwind of a typical - for her, especially - packed and rather crazy schedule, immersed in classes while moving into rehearsals for what may be the most demanding role in which she's ever been cast: Sally Bowles in the iconic Kander and Ebb musical, Cabaret, which is based on John Van Druten's play I Am A Camera, which in turn is inspired Christopher Isherwood's memoir (Goodbye to Berlin) of his years as a struggling young writer in the heady days of Weimar Germany.

It's a hectic schedule, for sure, but it is one to which Wheeler has long been accustomed: a 2015 graduate of Nashville's Hume-Fogg Academic High School (the same inner city secondary school from which Dinah Shore was graduated back in the 1930s), where she was a member of Daron Bruce and Lisa Forbis' acclaimed musical theater program, president of her senior class and a cast member of several productions at the school. In addition, she was a member of the Class of 2015 First Night Most Promising Actors and she has appeared on stages throughout the Nashville area, in shows at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Towne Centre Theatre and The Larry Keeton Theatre, among others.

Since arriving in Sewanee to begin her college career, she jumped headlong into the collegiate cavalcade, becoming as involved in life on The Mountain as she had always been throughout her childhood and young adulthood in her hometown of Nashville.

Now, with university commencement just around the corner (she'll graduate in the spring of 2019), Wheeler has set the wheels in motion for what comes next. If her past accomplishments are any indication, you can rest assured that you'll be hearing more about Karissa Wheeler as she pursues her dreams.

Fortuitously, she found time after a Cabaret rehearsal to answer our questions and to usher in another year of our COLLEGIATE THEATRICS column, thus giving readers a chance to get to know her better before her courseload, workload and, well, life in general, make her too busy - yet again. However, knowing Karissa Wheeler as I do, I fully expect to keep sharing updates about her life as she moves on to an exciting future.

What's your college experience at The University of the South been like so far? The University of the South, affectionately called Sewanee, has given me so much. I am getting a little bit emotional writing this. Our department is structured so that you are really immersed in all aspects of the theatre, and it's very much like a family. My area of concentration has always been acting, and I've been blessed to have the wonderful James Crawford (who we all call "Jim") as my acting professor and director over the past two years. He has really transformed the way I think about acting and bringing a story to life, so I am super grateful to have his mentorship.

My dance professor, Courtney World, has also been an integral part of my college experience making my love of tap even stronger, and introducing me to a more holistic way of thinking about my body and identity as an artist. Kallen Esperian, known as "one of the greatest singers in the world," is my vocal coach this year, which has been another blessing to finish off my time on the Mountain for my senior year.

Karissa Wheeler in THE CRUCIBLE

I've been able to take costume design with our fabulous costume designer and professor, Jennifer Matthews; worked in the costume shop with our awesome shop manager, Vicki Qualls; I've learned about set design with our incredible design professor, Dan Backlund; worked in the scene shop with our talented technical director, John Marshall, and am currently in a Theatre History from antiquity on with the incomparable Dr. Peter (Pete) Smith.

In short, the opportunities that I have been given, and the amount of support and encouragement that has been poured into me by my professors and friends in the department, has made my college experience more than I could have ever hoped for.

Has your Sewanee experience lived up to its advance hype? My college experience the past three years has far surpassed what I thought it would be. Coming out of my freshman year, I was given the opportunity to transfer to Tisch's New Studio on Broadway at NYU, which is a program that focuses on musical theatre. Obviously, I didn't go for a lot of reasons, but the one thing that stuck in my mind was the amazing year I had in the theatre department at Sewanee my freshman year. It was the relationships I had made with the faculty and my peers that I just wasn't ready to leave. In retrospect, I am so thankful I chose to stay, because it's made me the artist, and more importantly, the person I am today. I'm still not ready to leave...

What's your favorite thing about studying at Sewanee? Tennessee Williams's grandfather attended theology school at Sewanee, and as it does for most who enter through the gates, it held a very special place in his heart. Because of that, Williams left his estate to the University as a sort of memorial to his grandfather. The Tennessee Williams Center houses the Theatre and Dance department, so I love that we are surrounded by his legacy every day. I'm given the opportunity to continue to grow as a performing artist and make art because of Tennessee Williams, which has always been really special to me. Last semester one of my finals was playing "Stella" in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams...in the Tennessee Williams Center...big gratitude moment for me.

I also love that Sewanee is a liberal arts school, so if you are a student here, you are learning how to critically think, write and communicate.

Those skills are so important in life - and can only help me as an artist.

What does the future hold for you and have your aspirations changed since you're now an experienced college student? I am planning to move to New York next summer to pursue a career as a performing artist. I was accepted into a program at Michael Howard Studios that begins in less than a year. Nashville Shakespeare Festival favorite and retired professor of theatre at Sewanee, David Landon, first introduced me to the program my senior year of high school. I am super excited to make the move, and continue to hone my skills and make art in the City. I'm always open to grad school for acting, if that's how I'm led in a few years.

What collegiate theatrical moment looms largest in your mind? Wow, that's is a tough one! I've had many memorable experiences throughout my time at Sewanee, occasions that have made me stop and think, "Wow, this is why I do this, and why I want to spend the rest of my life doing this." I was taking a class with Jim last semester about classic American plays, while we were simultaneously rehearsing for The Crucible. I was doing a scene from Anna Christie and Jim said something along the lines of "make him feel the words you're saying." It was such a powerful moment for me as an actor, because I was able to see Anna's vulnerability and raw representation of humanity, and somehow draw in pieces of myself that resonated with her, pieces that were unprotected and ugly. It carried through to my Abigail Williams in The Crucible, too. Just his one statement really jolted me to this knew place of exploring in character work and bringing in some of my own life experiences into my work.

What advice would you offer to high school students considering making the plunge? If you love the theatre, if you love making art, if you can't imagine living without doing it...DO IT! Some people will tell you it's not the realistic thing to do, that you're too sweet for the business or that you're not 'talented' enough (whatever that means), but you really don't have to pay them any mind. Leave negativity at the door. You are given talents for a reason, so USE THEM. The comparison game is something that can really get you down in this business, so just knowing your worth and who you are, that you are loved and created for a purpose, is something that has held me in my lowest places. I will be the first one to tell you, from experience, you don't get everything you audition for, but I will say nine times out of 10, if you are a hard worker and love what you do, no one can put you in a box. Follow that dream!

What's your latest theatrical project and what comes next? Theatre/Sewanee's fall production is Cabaret, the 1998 version. I am playing the "toast of Mayfair, Fraulein Sally Bowles," which is a dream role for me. With many esteemed predecessors in my role, I'm super excited to work to make Sally my own. The cast had our first table-read yesterday. Leaving the room, my heart was so full from the realization that I get to bring this dark, magnificent, timely story to life with such an incredibly talented group of people. We run October 26-28 and November 1-3. Come join us!


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Apple announced new Apple Watch models at its Gather Round event today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino. The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in 40mm and 44mm sizes – a step up from the 38mm and 42mm options of previous models – has a thinner body, and comes with a number of next-generation medical heart detection features approved by the FDA.


The new models have screens that are 30 percent larger than previous versions and, combined with a new user interface, allow watch faces to display up to eight complications, while native apps can show more information.

The Digital Crown has been re-engineered to include haptic feedback for better tactile responsiveness, the built-in speaker is 50 percent louder, and the microphone has been relocated, to reduce echo for better sound quality.

Meanwhile, new heart detection features, made possible via a new electrical heart sensor, include the ability to perform electrocardiogram (ECG) readings right out of the box, as well as detect low heart rhythm with background detection for atrial fibrillation, and low heart rate monitoring to detect very low blood flow from the heart.

The back of the Series 4 is made entirely of ceramic and sapphire crystal, with radio waves able to pass more freely through the front and rear, enabling better reception when using cellular functions. Despite the new tech, battery life remains on average the same as the previous generation Apple Watch, while running enthusiasts can now look forward to six hours' battery life when using outdoor workouts.


A new 64-bit Dual Core S4 processor provides up to 2x faster performance over previous generation models, and faster accelerometer and gyroscope technologies allow for better sensitivity, including the ability to detect a physical fall.

By analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration, the Apple Watch Series 4 sends the user an alert after a fall, which can be dismissed or used to initiate a call to emergency services. If the device senses immobility for 60 seconds after the notification, it will automatically call emergency services and send a message along with location to emergency contacts.

With watchOS 5, Activity competitions allow users to challenge other Apple Watch wearers, automatic workout detection provides an alert to start a workout while giving retroactive credit, and Yoga and Hiking are new dedicated workout types that accurately track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

Meanwhile, Apple Watch owners can reach their friends with a tap of the wrist with Walkie-Talkie, a watch-to-watch connection exclusive to watchOS 5 that allows communication around the world over Wi-Fi or cellular.

The 40mm and 44mm Apple Watch models come in GPS and GPS + Cellular versions, in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold aluminum case options, and stainless steel options in Silver, Space Black, and Gold (with matching Milanese band).


A new Nike+ collection for Series 4 features redesigned Nike watch faces, which match to the new band colors, including a Pure Platinum/Black Sport Band and a Summit White Sport Loop with reflective yarn. Meanwhile new Hermès variants introduce an assortment of color-blocked bands and watch faces that shift from one color to the other with the passage of the minute hand.

Apple Watch Series 4 pricing starts at $399 for GPS and $499 for LTE, while the Series 3 continues to be available but at the new lower price of $280. Orders for the new models and new bands open Friday, September 14, with availability beginning Friday, September 21, in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US, with other countries later this year.

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Freihandelsabkommen CETA stoppen!CETA: Das Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, kurz CETA, ist ein geplantes Europäisch-Kanadisches Handelsabkommen. Siehe das geleakte Dokument des Vertrages, Informationen und fortlaufende Proteste. Zu CETA hier neu: Bundesweiter CETA-Aktionstag am 29. September: Das EU-Kanada-Abkommen muss Thema der Landtagswahlen und Koalitionsverhandlungen in Bayern und Hessen werden!

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          45 Jahre nach dem Putsch in Chile: Die Mörder blieben unbestraft. Der neue Präsident ergreift Partei für die Putschisten      Cache   Translate Page      

Augusto Pinochet: Tod eines TyrannenChiles konservativer Präsident Sebastían Piñera hat kurz vor dem heutigen 45. Jahrestag des blutigen Militärputsches von 1973 seinem damals ermordeten Amtsvorgänger (1970-73) Salvador Allende vorgeworfen, für eine "kranke Demokratie" verantwortlich gewesen zu sein. In einem seitenlangen Interview mit der rechtsgerichteten Zeitung La Tercera sagte Piñera, damals habe in Chile "ein komplettes Chaos geherrscht" und das Land habe sich "in einer tiefen wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und politischen Krise befunden". Des sei keine Rechtfertigung der Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der Diktatur, so Piñera weiter. Jedoch sei "unsere Demokratie seit den 1960er Jahren fundamental geschwächt worden". Die Aussagen kommen zu einer Zeit, zu der Menschenrechtsverletzungen der Diktatur in Chile von Akteuren der politischen Rechten relativiert werden. Mitunter wird die demokratisch gewählte Allende-Regierung sogar mit den Putschisten gleichgesetzt. Auch der amtierende Präsident zeigte in seinem Interview ein tiefes Misstrauen gegenüber der Regierung von Salvador Allende, die laut ihm, "entgegen der Meinung der Mehrheit versuchte, ein marxistisches Modell – so wie in Kuba – zu etablieren". Die Aussagen Piñeras belegen in zweierlei Hinsicht sein Politikverständnis. So kritisierten die heutigen Regierungsparteien die Mitte-links-Vorgängerregierung und zielen dabei vor allem auf Gesetzesinitiativen, die gegen das konservative Gesellschaftsverständnis der rechten Parteien verstießen. Dabei vergleichen sie ihre aktuellen politischen Gegner oft mit der ehemalige Regierung von Präsident Allende. Rechte Parteien organisierten vor den vergangenen Wahlen zudem eine Schmutzkampagne gegen den Mitte-links-Kandidaten Alejandro Guiller. Sie warfen ihm davor, das Land zu einem "Chilezuela" machen zu wollen, in Anspielung auf die wirtschaftlich schlechte Situation und politische Krise im sozialistisch regierten Venezuela…“ – aus dem Beitrag „Präsident Piñera in Chile: Salvador Allende schuf "kranke Demokratie" von Malte Seiwerth am 11. September 2018 bei amerika21.de – woraus sich eigentlich nur noch die Frage ergibt, wann Pinera und die Seinen es wagen, das rituell vorgeschobene „das soll keine Verteidigung der Diktatur sein“ (aber was denn sonst?) fallen zu lassen… Siehe dazu auch einen aktuellen Bericht zur chilenischen Polizei - und wie sie am Jahrestag 2018 die Orientierung des Präsidenten umsetzt - sowie drei Hintergrundbeiträge zum Putsch in Chile

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BERLIN – Secret services typically work away from the limelight, but Germany’s top domestic spy, Hans-Georg Maassen, has repeatedly crashed into the public eye, with his latest outing pitting him directly against Chancellor Angela Merkel. After anti-migrant protests rocked the eastern city of Chemnitz, Merkel firmly condemned a “hunt against foreigners” backed by videos circulating […]

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          Comment on Episode-2289- Practical Homesteading in the Modern Age by grog      Cache   Translate Page      
Hello Jack, Another great show. 9-11-2001, I was in Germany with the Oregon Army National Guard, C company, 1-162 BN, Separate Infantry Brigade at Hohenfels, Germany. I was in 'Annual Training' for 6 weeks, assisting the OPFOR against an Airborne Unit from Vicenza, Italy,  I had been 'In country' for 3 days, when this went down. International phone access, not happening at that moment. Sadly, way too many Soldiers were calling home and saying crap like "We are Goin to War" without any real facts. I found a computer and sent my then girlfriend to please call both my Mother and my Father (They were divorced for several years by this time.) and gave her a 'Script' that she called, said what her relationship to me was at that time, that I was safe, and that, when I could, I would give updates as soon as possible. Jack, you will either grimace or grin, but yes, I used my AOL.Com account to send that email. Thanks for all you do, do not quit, and Keep getting Stuff done. Also as one veteran to another, thank you for your service and in your own way, helping to keep the 'Barbarians" from the Gate of truly living, even if things look a tad gloomy.
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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said today it acquired spinal fusion implant developer Emerging Implant Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Norderstedt, Germany-based EIT produces 3D-printed titanium interbody implants specifically for spinal fusion surgery. The company’s devices use proprietary cellular titanium which J&J said consists of an open and interconnected porous structure intended to promote bone growth into the implant. Johnson & Johnson said that the acquisition will enhance its subsidiary DePuy Synthes‘ interbody implant portfolio, and that EIT’s technology complements its existing spinal interbody implant segment. “Our goal is to offer a complete portfolio of interbody solutions that provides surgeons with even more options for the tre...
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A report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany says 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014, two leading German media outlets have said.
          This is the Terrifying Reality of America's 'Deadly, Dangerous and Destabilizing Role' in Global Arms Supply      Cache   Translate Page      
Want to be part of peace? Stop working for, and investing in, these Big 5 arms manufacturers.

Most Americans want peace—in the world, in their country, and in their own homes and communities.

Even the most committed Trump supporter might want peace in Latin America and the Middle East—if it means “illegal” refugees stop “pouring” in to the USA.

Yet, somehow, U.S. “commandos” were deployed to 149 countries in 2017 alone.

Worse, according to a 2016 International Criminal Court report, U.S. troops allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan, and the U.S. military and CIA allegedly tortured at least 88 people in Poland, Romania, and other countries as well.

So why is it then that so many Americans work for private, for-profit companies profiting from war? And why are so many Americans invested financially in the merchants of death profiting from war and manufactured terror around the globe?

Perhaps it’s out of simple ignorance of a) not knowing where their money is invested and b) not knowing the U.S. companies that are manufacturing the weapons of death used by the U.S. and their frenemies around the world.

Enter CodePink’s new report, War Profiteers: The U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes, a handy guide to the companies that manufacture weapons, and who they are selling them to. The report is primarily focused on Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon—the largest military manufacturers in the U.S., and their deals with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt.

“The United States is the leading purveyor of arms sales, global war and militarism,” the report notes. “With 800 military bases in 80 countries around the world, the U.S. has a larger military budget than the next seven countries combined, as well as an arms industry that dominates the global arms trade.”

The report delves into each of the Big Five arms manufacturers and their role and involvement in the murders of civilians and children around the world. It seems what are heralded as symbols of freedom in the U.S. are viewed as symbols of absolute destruction and death to the children who bear witness to the violence inflicted upon their communities by, for example, Apache helicopters or Eagle fighters (Boeing-made combat aircraft supplied to Israel).

Of course, it doesn’t help when U.S. leaders make threats and brag about their military or economic power and their access to “the button.” For example, the ICC’s recent accusations inspired national security adviser John Bolton to threaten the ICC as “illegitimate” and that the U.S. “will respond against the ICC and its personnel.”

Current U.S. leadership actions weren’t without foreshadowing by America’s military leaders of ages past. “Those who measure security solely in terms of offensive capacity distort its meaning and mislead those who pay them heed,” President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared decades ago. “No modern nation has ever equaled the crushing offensive power attained by the German war machine in 1939,” he continued. “No modern nation was broken and smashed as was Germany six years later.”

It’s not just the arrogant language leaders use, but also the corruption of language. The report notes that, “Officially sanctioned terms like ‘defense’ and ‘security’ act as a subterfuge to diminish and camouflage the deadly, dangerous and destabilizing role that the United States is playing in the world.”

The cost of that coopting and corruption of language and perversion of justice and humanity resonates deeply throughout the world, on an emotional, economic, and even spiritual level. Even Eisenhower, the report also notes, said, “The total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—is felt in every city, every State House, every office of the Federal government. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.”

So why is it, then, that so many Americans continue to work for the companies profiting from heinous wars? It probably isn’t Raytheon’s corny “Forget Silicon Valley: Working for a defense contractor is surprisingly cool” campaign that is attracting people to military subcontractors.

The numbers of people working in this sector—nearly half a million officially in the Big Five mentioned in the report—is troublesome considering the number of EPA employees who have left under the Trump administration: an “exodus” of over 1,600 employees who are refusing to be a part of the problem rather than the solution.

As Eisenhower said, “Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.” That can start by moving your money—and your employment—to a different sector. But first, arm yourself with knowledge.

You can access the full CodePink report here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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Robin Sharp has appeared in recital at many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. She formerly served as first violinist of the Ives Quartet, and has participated in music festivals worldwide including California Summer Music, the Musikalischer Sommer Festival in Germany, the Sándor Végh masterclasses at Prussia Cove, and the Isaac Stern Seminar in New York. 

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Ben Simon is in his 17th season as music director of the SFCO. Simon, also a violist, puts down his baton to join his fellow SFCO All-Stars for select performances. He is also the music director of the award-winning youth ensemble Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.


          The Real Contagion Threat Is Political      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Tom Luongo,

The real danger to the current institutional order was just demonstrated in Sweden. While I’ve talked at length about the potential financial contagion stemming from the implosion of multiple emerging market currencies it is the growing political crisis in Europe that will shape our future.

Sweden is The Land where Socialism Works, or so I keep getting told by ignorant leftists who cling to the power fantasy that central planning is the only way to make the trains run on time.

Central planning does do that, but only to deliver people into the nightmare of social disorder brought on by the disruption of the natural flow of capital.

Venezuela, South Africa, Soviet Union, post WWII Britain ... you get the idea.

But, the effects of the collectivist mindset are far more pernicious than those extreme examples.  And it is important we understand how little policies grow into big problems over time due to shaping people’s decisions through government edicts.

Corps Insanity

There is no better example for what I’m talking about than the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A completely useless organization which sucks up billions in tax money to straighten rivers, build dams and alter the landscape to fit the needs of whoever paid Congress the most in lobbying money that year.

They engage in projects that cannot easily be done in the free market, nor should be done. But their activity creates downstream effects from their meddling which multiply over years and lead to problems which are orders of magnitude larger than they would have ever become naturally.

The Red Tides occurring off the Florida coast now are a political cudgel being swung at Governor Rick Scott to prevent him from moving up to U.S. Senator over his ‘environmental record.’  Now I’m no fan of Skeletor, as we call him down here, but these charges are simply grandstanding.

Because anyone who has an ounce of decency, intellectual honesty or passing acquaintance with history knows that the seeds of South Florida’s environmental nightmares are a product of the Corps of Engineers altering the landscape to serve Big Sugar and Big Corn.

These are two crops we shouldn’t even be growing (along with Soy and rapeseed) no less subsidizing due to their horrific effects on human health and development.  And this is another downstream effect of government meddling.

The real epidemic in the U.S. sapping our national wealth is not the rise of opioid use (though terrible) or the trade deficit it is diabetes and auto-immune diseases brought on by two generations of bad diet and ruinous food.

Health care and Big Pharma cost us trillions in easily avoided health problems due to the erroneous idea that human dietary needs are well-served by eating like my goats.

They aren’t.  Hell, even my goats spend most of their lives in ketosis.

This, again, is a product of government meddling into our food choices by diverting capital via farm subsidies and other bureaucratic structures built through the collective action of the ballot box.

So, a $200 million river straightening project turns into a multi-generational multi-trillion dollar loss of productive capital trying to keep people alive a little longer after a lifetime of eating like pigs being fattened for slaughter.

Okay, maybe that was the plan overall.

Rising Tides, Falling Boats

But, back to Sweden.  The results from the Swedish elections are another data point that populism is, well, popular.  The surge in popularity of the Sweden Democrats was strong enough to throw into flux the formation of a new government as support for the ruling Social Democrats has collapsed.

Where have we heard this story before?  Oh, only like all over freaking Europe.

What started with Brexit, carried across the pond to Trump, and spread to the continent in Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany which has now crossed back over the Baltic Sea to Sweden.

And still the political Left refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the concerns of voters, clinging desperately to the narrative that this is simply fringe ‘alt-right’ or ‘far-right Nazism’ rearing its head in an adolescent ab reaction to their very sensible and humanitarian policies.

They are supported in this delusion by the architects of the immigration nightmare in Europe who are quick to label anything vaguely sniffing of cultural pride as ‘extremism’ to shame apolitical and conscientious folks into staying within this failing paradigm of cultural suicide.

It is not working and thank the gods for it.

Whether the Sweden Democrats’ share of the vote is large enough for them to enter the government is irrelevant in the end.  Sweden’s political system is backward, but, hey, who am I to judge.

No one, actually, and that is the point.

The surge in popularity is what matters. And if they are excluded and things in Sweden continue as they are, then it will only serve up an even bigger voter backlash the next time they go to the polls if the government can even survive that long.

What’s is relevant is the contagion brought on by the downstream effects of one government intervention begetting a complete overhaul of the political landscape.

Europe is balkanizing.

Potential Post-EU map of Europe: Source @scottskingharry

Cultural Suicide Postponed

National cultures and community pride are sources of societal strength. The proponents of the Open Society and cultural homogenization are tone-deaf to the realities of forcing change because it is ‘the right thing to do’ or ‘the right thing to advocate.’

All it does is betray their totalitarian urge to force people they look down on to be better by first demonizing them for being racist and then acting out their own racism by forcing on their political opponents a life they do not want.

And the minute these long-suffering, abused people stand up for themselves and say, “No more” to their once peaceful communities being torn asunder by acid-throwing, gang-raping, rudderless immigrant males their reaction is to cry, “Racist!”

But that’s not working anymore.  What is working is the two-edged sword of political power.  Those that live by it will eventually hang from the rafters by it unless they willingly step aside and admit defeat with a modicum of grace and humility.

Given the reactions from the politically powerful all across Europe and the U.S. to this critical shift in the political landscape that is the last thing on their minds.

And that’s the most tragic irony of this entire period of history.  The very people who champion communitarianism and democracy as their highest ideal fear the power they have used so indiscriminately will be used against them when they lose it.

And their losses are mounting.

That’s what is inflaming their hatred and violence.  Abject terror of the backlash.  It is why this political contagion is the catalyst for global financial and economic collapse.  It’s already here in the form of emerging market upheaval. Faith in the institutions which circumscribe our lives is what props up currencies and, ultimately, asset values.

Politics got us into this mess.  It will not get us out of it.  The Great Reset is coming.  And you need to be prepared.

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          Dieter Mehl (1933-2018)      Cache   Translate Page      

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0320  Wednesday, 12 September 2018

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook <Editor@shaksper.net>

Date:         September 12, 2018 at 6:07:44 AM EDT

Subject:    Dieter Mehl (1933-2018)

 

From International Shakespeare Conference:

 

I’m writing with the sad news that Dieter Mehl passed away on 3 September. Dieter was formerly President of the German Shakespeare Society, and he attended the ISC over many years. I commend the attached obituary as a warm reminder of his personality and a record of his wide-ranging scholarly achievements. His death represents a considerable loss to the community of Shakespeareans.

 

Professor John Jowett

The Shakespeare Institute

International Shakespeare Conference Secretary

 

 

Dietmar Kanthak, General-Anzeiger Bonn, 04 September 2018 (Bonn), page 9.

 

Quality above all else

Obituary for Dieter Mehl (21 September 1933-3 September 2018)

 

A scholar of the first rank, Mehl was a softly-spoken man. But beneath the surface his stance was invariably considered and unambiguous. During his time as President of the German Shakespeare Society he both welcomed and paid tribute to many of the conference speakers who had been invited there. If you had the eyes and feel for it, it was possible to read Mehl’s introductions and words of thanks between the lines. There was always a value judgment hidden in his friendly turns of phrase. Mehl very often used a compliment to pass on his criticism of less-than-outstanding talks and papers . 

 

Sometimes his fine sense of irony was visible only in the subtlest change of facial expression. But the important point in each and every case was that there had to be criticism: it was Mehl’s lifeblood as a critic. This professor set the greatest store by the highest quality in scholarship. It certainly did not happen by chance. At the end of his book Shakespeare’s Hamlet (C. H. Beck, 2007), Mehl noted: “I would also like to thank my academic teachers and mentors who first helped me truly to understand Hamlet: Levin Ludwig Schücking, Wolfgang Clemen and Clifford Leech.” Big names, all three and true giants in the field of English studies. And it was in these academic circles that Dieter Mehl, born in Munich in 1933, also felt at home. The evidence can be found in his publications on Shakespeare, medieval English literature, the drama and lyric poetry of the Renaissance, and modern literature, with a particular focus on D. H. Lawrence.

 

Mehl studied English and German Studies and History at the Universities of Munich, Durham, and Göttingen. In 1960 he received his doctorate from the University of Munich on the subject of “The Elizabethan Dumb Show”. From 1968 to 1998 he taught at the University of Bonn. 

 

As the first President of the reunified Shakespeare Society, Mehl saw history being written before his eyes. Founded in 1864 in Weimar, the Society is one of the most important literary associations in Germany. A casualty of the divided Germany, it was one of German Reunification’s very many beneficiaries. Mehl was heavily involved in the business of bringing together the separated Societies with all possible speed. In hindsight it now seems only fitting that he was the one who presided over the Shakespeare Society as it embarked on its new journey, shaped once again by a common and shared purpose. In 1993 he was the perfect “Wessi” in Weimar. With the reunification of the Societies, which he chaired as President from 1993 to 2002, a thing that he had long yearned for had at last become a reality.

 

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Dietmar Kanthak, General-Anzeiger Bonn, 04.09.2018 (Bonn), Seite 9.

 

Qualität muss sein

 

Zum Tod des Bonner Anglisten Dieter Mehl (21.09.1933-03.09.2018)

 

Der große Gelehrte Mehl war ein Mann der leisen Töne. Dahinter verbarg sich aber stets eine klare Haltung. In seiner Zeit als Präsident der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft musste er viele Gäste als Redner bei den Tagungen der literarischen Vereinigung begrüßen und würdigen. Wer wollte und ein Sensorium dafür besaß, konnte in den Einführungen und Dankesworten Mehls zwischen den Zeilen lesen. In seinen freundlichen Formulierungen verbarg sich immer auch ein Urteil. Die Kritik an nicht so glänzenden philologischen Vorträgen überreichte Mehl häufig in Form eines Kompliments.

 

Manchmal wurde die feine Ironie auch nur im subtilen Mienenspiel sichtbar. In jedem Fall galt: Kritik musste sein, da konnte Mehl nicht aus seiner Haut. Dieser Professor legte Wert auf höchste Qualität. Das kam nicht von ungefähr. Am Ende seines Buches „Shakespeares Hamlet“ (C. H. Beck, 2007) notierte Mehl: „Dank schulde ich auch meinen akademischen Lehrern, die mir den Text des Hamlet nahe gebracht haben: Levin Ludwig Schücking, Wolfgang Clemen und Clifford Leech.“ Große Namen, Giganten der Anglistik. In deren akademischen Sphären war auch der 1933 in München geborene Dieter Mehl zu Hause. Davon zeugen seine Veröffentlichungen zu Shakespeare, englischer Literatur des Mittelalters, Lyrik und Drama der Renaissance und zu moderner Literatur unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von D. H. Lawrence. 

 

Mehl studierte Anglistik, Germanistik und Geschichte an den Universitäten von München, Durham und Göttingen. 1960 wurde er an der Universität München über das Thema „Die Funktion des ,Dumb Show' im elisabethanischen Drama“ promoviert. Zwischen 1968 und 1998 lehrte Mehl an der Bonner Universität. 

 

Mehl war als erster Präsident der wiedervereinigten Shakespeare-Gesellschaft mittendrin, als Geschichte geschrieben wurde. Die 1864 in Weimar gegründete Gesellschaft ist eine der bedeutendsten literarischen Vereinigungen des Landes. Sie war Opfer der Teilung Deutschlands und Nutznießer ihrer Überwindung 1990.

Mehl war maßgeblich am Prozess der raschen Annäherung der Gesellschaften beteiligt. Es erscheint in der Rückschau nur konsequent, dass er als Präsident den Aufbruch in die neue gemeinsame Zukunft mitgestaltete. Er war 1993 der perfekte Wessi in Weimar. Mit der Wiedervereinigung der Gesellschaften, die er zwischen 1993 und 2002 als Präsident leitete, war für ihn eine „herbeigesehnte Situation“ Wirklichkeit geworden.

 

Publications 

 

Books and Critical Editions

Die Funktion des 'Dumb Show' im elisabethanischen Drama (doctoral thesis, München, 1960).

Die Pantomime im Drama der Shakespearezeit, Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West, X (Heidelberg, 1964); [extended version of the doctoral thesis].

The Elizabethan Dumb Show: The History of a Dramatic Convention (London, 1965); extended translation.

Die mittelenglischen Romanzen des 13. und 14. Jahrhunderts, Anglistische Forschungen, 93 (Heidelberg, 1967).

The Middle English Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries (London, 1968); extended translation.

Geoffrey Chaucer. Eine Einführung in seine erzählenden Dichtungen, Grundlagen der Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 7 (Berlin, 1973).

Der englische Roman bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts, Studienreihe Englisch,28 (Düsseldorf, 1977).

Die Tragödien Shakespeares. Eine Einführung, Grundlagen der Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 13 (Berlin, 1983).

Die Zeit der Renaissance, in: Schirmer, Walter F., Geschichte der englischen und amerikanischen Literatur, 6. Aufl. (Tübingen, 1983), I, 227-347.

Geoffrey Chaucer: An Introduction to his Narrative Poetry (Cambridge, 1986).

Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction (Cambridge, 1986).

D. H. Lawrence, The Fox, The Captain's Doll, The Ladybird, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence (Cambridge, 1992).

D. H. Lawrence, The Fox, The Captain's Doll, The Ladybird, ed. Dieter Mehl with an Introduction and Notes by David Ellis, Penguin Books (London, 1994) [The Cambridge D. H. Lawrence]; with new chronology, introduction by Helen Dunmore, further reading etc, Penguin Classics, 2006.

D. H. Lawrence, The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence (Cambridge, 1995) [with Christa Jansohn].

Was sollen Anglisten und Amerikanisten lesen? (Berlin, 1995) [with Hans Bungert and Christa Jansohn].

D. H. Lawrence, The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories, ed. Dieter Mehl and Christa Jansohn with an Introduction and Notes by N. H. Reeve, Penguin Books (London, 1996) [The Cambridge D. H. Lawrence]

D. H. Lawrence, The First and Second Lady Chatterley Novels, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence (Cambridge, 1999) [with Christa Jansohn]

English Literature in the Age of Chaucer, Longman Literature in English Series (London, 2001).

The Reception of D. H. Lawrence in Europe, The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe (London, 2007) [with Christa Jansohn].

Shakespeares Hamlet, Beck Wissen (München, 2007).

Eine historische Episode: Die Wiedervereinigung der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft. Persönliche Erinnerungen. Studien zur Englischen Literatur, 26 (Münster, 2013).

 

 

Editions

Das Vorlesebuch (Ebenhausen, 1954).

Das Vorlesebuch II (Ebenhausen, 1955) revised new edition of both volumes as Das Große Vorlesebuch (Ebenhausen, 1966).

Sein Reich - die Erde. Eine Anthologie aus unserer Zeit (Berlin, 1956).

Das englische Drama. Vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart, 2 Bde. (Düsseldorf, 1970).

Essays and Studies (London, 1979).

Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, vol. 219-252 (1982-2001); co-edited with Christa Jansohn: 2001-2015): http://www.esv.info/z/archiv/zeitschriften.html

European Studies in English Literature (Cambridge, 1987- ).

Studien zur englischen Literatur (Münster, 1990- ). http://www.lit-verlag.de/reihe/SEL

Wolfgang Clemen, Interpretationen zur englischen Literatur (Münster, 1992) [with Wolfgang Weiß].

Shakespeares Sonette in europäischen Perspektiven (Münster, 1993) [mit Wolfgang Weiß].

Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century. The Selected Proceedings of the Shakespeare Association World Congress Los Angeles, 1996, ed. Jonathan Bate,, Jill L. Levenson and Dieter Mehl. Newark and London, 1998

Plotting Early Modern London. New Essays on Jacobean City Comedy, ed. Dieter Mehl, Angela Stock and Anne-Julia Zwierlein.. Aldershot, Hampshire, 2004.

Shakespeare unter den Deutschen. Vorträge des Symposiums vom 15. Bis 17.Mai 2014 in der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur| Mainz, ed Christa Jansohn, unter Mitwirkung von Werner Habicht, Dieter Mehl und Philip Redl (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2015).

Shakespeare Jubilees: 1769 – 2014, ed. Christa Jansohn. Dieter Mehl (Münster: LIT, 2015) 

 

 

Translations

Charles Dickens, The Two Tales of the Bagman / Die zwei Erzählungen des Handlungsreisenden, Edition Langewiesche (Ebenhausen, 1957, dtv zweisprachig, 1978; überarbeitete Neuausgabe als The Bagman’s Tales / Die Erzählungen des Handlungsreisenden, dtv, 2002).

Geoffrey Chaucer, Five Canterbury Tales / Fünf Canterbury-Geschichten, Edition Langewiesche (Ebenhausen, 1958, 2. Aufl. 1964).

Jonathan Swift, A Voyage to Liliput / Gulliver's Reise nach Liliput, Edition Langewiesche (Ebenhausen, 1959,, dtv zweisprachig, 1977, überarb. Ausg. 1983).

English Poems / Englische Gedichte, ausgewählt und in Prosa übersetzt, Edition Langewiesche (Ebenhausen, 1965, Neuausgabe, dtv zweisprachig, 1981).

 

 

Articles and Notes

c. 130 articles and notes in various journals (publications on topics ranging from the middle ages to the 20th century [amongst others, the Renaissance, Shakespeare’s non-dramatic works, D. H. Lawrence, Editorial Studies, Reception History]).

 

 

Reviews

c. 370 reviews in various journals.

 

 


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Inflation is finally catching up with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s high octane economic stimulus measures, a fast growth-geared policy push known locally as “Dutertenomics.”

Statistics released this week showed inflation rose 5.7% in July, the fastest rate in over five years, according to the National Economic Development Authority, a state agency. It marked the fifth consecutive month that inflation breached the central bank’s 2%-4% target band, leading to market speculation that it will soon hike interest rates.

The surge in prices has sparked a local debate over whether global or local factors are more to blame. Economic analysts note that inflation rates were modest as recently as late last year, clocking in at 3% and 2.9% in November and December respectively.

However, Duterte’s controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law came into force in January, a broad-based tax hike that many believe has driven the inflationary trend. Indeed, inflation has steadily risen in recent months: 3.4% in January, 3.8% in February, 4.3% in March, 4.5% in April, 4.6% in May, 5.2% in June, and 5.7% in July, or almost double the December 2017 level of 2.9%.

Duterte’s tax law was passed to help finance the government’s ultra-ambitious infrastructure spending plans, estimated at 8 trillion pesos (US$150 billion) over six years, as well as social welfare programs that aim to reduce poverty from 21% to 15% by the end of his term in 2022. While taxes have risen, widespread infrastructure-building has largely failed to materialize.

Still, the Philippines has recently been among Asia’s fastest growing economies, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.9% in 2016 and 6.7% last year. But that growth is now decelerating as inflationary pressures start to weigh against consumption and investment. Second quarter GDP growth fell to 6%, from 6.6% in the first quarter. That means first half GDP growth was only 6.3%, down significantly from the government’s full-year target of 7%.

Duterte’s economic managers, including officials at the Department of Finance (DOF), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), have played down the TRAIN tax’s impact on galloping prices while at the same time scrambled to offer credible alternative explanations for the inflationary surge.

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The oligarch outlet Spiegel.de has leaked a study about sexual abuses on behalf of the German bishops.
The study shows that in almost 70 years (1946 to 2014) there were in 27 Germans dioceses alleged 3,677 cases of abuses involving 1,670 alleged perpetrators. Over 80% of these cases were not of a serious nature.
Only about 600 mostly unconfirmed cases were allegedly of a more serious nature. This is less than 9 cases a year distributed on 27 dioceses who in all these years had 100,000s of collaborators.
The study was done by a research consortium of several universities.
The pro-gay wing of the bishops tries to uses the abuses which mostly happened under their supervision, in order to abolish celibacy and legitimise homosexual fornication.
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          This is the Terrifying Reality of America's 'Deadly, Dangerous and Destabilizing Role' in Global Arms Supply      Cache   Translate Page      
Want to be part of peace? Stop working for, and investing in, these Big 5 arms manufacturers.

Most Americans want peace—in the world, in their country, and in their own homes and communities.

Even the most committed Trump supporter might want peace in Latin America and the Middle East—if it means “illegal” refugees stop “pouring” in to the USA.

Yet, somehow, U.S. “commandos” were deployed to 149 countries in 2017 alone.

Worse, according to a 2016 International Criminal Court report, U.S. troops allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan, and the U.S. military and CIA allegedly tortured at least 88 people in Poland, Romania, and other countries as well.

So why is it then that so many Americans work for private, for-profit companies profiting from war? And why are so many Americans invested financially in the merchants of death profiting from war and manufactured terror around the globe?

Perhaps it’s out of simple ignorance of a) not knowing where their money is invested and b) not knowing the U.S. companies that are manufacturing the weapons of death used by the U.S. and their frenemies around the world.

Enter CodePink’s new report, War Profiteers: The U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes, a handy guide to the companies that manufacture weapons, and who they are selling them to. The report is primarily focused on Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon—the largest military manufacturers in the U.S., and their deals with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt.

“The United States is the leading purveyor of arms sales, global war and militarism,” the report notes. “With 800 military bases in 80 countries around the world, the U.S. has a larger military budget than the next seven countries combined, as well as an arms industry that dominates the global arms trade.”

The report delves into each of the Big Five arms manufacturers and their role and involvement in the murders of civilians and children around the world. It seems what are heralded as symbols of freedom in the U.S. are viewed as symbols of absolute destruction and death to the children who bear witness to the violence inflicted upon their communities by, for example, Apache helicopters or Eagle fighters (Boeing-made combat aircraft supplied to Israel).

Of course, it doesn’t help when U.S. leaders make threats and brag about their military or economic power and their access to “the button.” For example, the ICC’s recent accusations inspired national security adviser John Bolton to threaten the ICC as “illegitimate” and that the U.S. “will respond against the ICC and its personnel.”

Current U.S. leadership actions weren’t without foreshadowing by America’s military leaders of ages past. “Those who measure security solely in terms of offensive capacity distort its meaning and mislead those who pay them heed,” President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared decades ago. “No modern nation has ever equaled the crushing offensive power attained by the German war machine in 1939,” he continued. “No modern nation was broken and smashed as was Germany six years later.”

It’s not just the arrogant language leaders use, but also the corruption of language. The report notes that, “Officially sanctioned terms like ‘defense’ and ‘security’ act as a subterfuge to diminish and camouflage the deadly, dangerous and destabilizing role that the United States is playing in the world.”

The cost of that coopting and corruption of language and perversion of justice and humanity resonates deeply throughout the world, on an emotional, economic, and even spiritual level. Even Eisenhower, the report also notes, said, “The total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—is felt in every city, every State House, every office of the Federal government. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.”

So why is it, then, that so many Americans continue to work for the companies profiting from heinous wars? It probably isn’t Raytheon’s corny “Forget Silicon Valley: Working for a defense contractor is surprisingly cool” campaign that is attracting people to military subcontractors.

The numbers of people working in this sector—nearly half a million officially in the Big Five mentioned in the report—is troublesome considering the number of EPA employees who have left under the Trump administration: an “exodus” of over 1,600 employees who are refusing to be a part of the problem rather than the solution.

As Eisenhower said, “Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.” That can start by moving your money—and your employment—to a different sector. But first, arm yourself with knowledge.

You can access the full CodePink report here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.


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Pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair in Germany staged a full-day walkout and threatened further strikes to put pressure on management over working conditions. Thuy Ong reports.

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US threatens to sanction Hague war crimes judges

The United States has said it will sanction, arrest and prosecute judges of the International Criminal Court if they charge Americans who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

John Bolton, President Trump’s hawkish national security adviser, also vowed to punish any foreign government that helped the court to hold Americans or Israelis to account for alleged war crimes including torture.

He repeated a State Department announcement from earlier yesterday shutting the Palestine Liberation Organisation office in Washington, effectively the Palestinian embassy, as punishment for its calls for Israel to be investigated by the court in the Hague.

Judges are considering whether to open formal investigations into alleged war crimes by Israel in Gaza and Americans in Afghanistan.

“The United States will use any means necessary, including force, to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court,” Mr Bolton told the right-wing Federalist Society.

He proposed banning the court’s judges and prosecutors from entering the US, sanctioning any funds they had in the country and pursuing them through the American courts. He also called on the US to negotiate binding agreements with allies prohibiting them from surrendering Americans to the Hague and warned countries co-operating with the court that they could find American aid funds and military assistance cut off as a result.

Mr Bolton added that the US would let the court “die on its own”.

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Trump administration orders closure of PLO office in Washington

The Trump administration on Monday ordered the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, saying that the PLO “has not taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.”

The closure was announced by the State Department shortly before White House national security adviser John Bolton, in his first major policy speech, threatened U.S. punishment for individuals and countries that cooperate with the International Criminal Court, where the Palestinians have lodged complaints against Israel.

“The United States supports a direct and robust peace process,” Bolton said, “and we will not allow the ICC, or any other organization, to constrain Israel’s right to self-defense.”

The PLO is recognized by most of the world as the “legitimate representative” of Palestinians. Its office in Washington — while not recognized as an embassy, since there is no recognition of a Palestinian state — is one of the few Palestinian vehicles for communication with the levers of U.S. power. It has survived repeated political and legislative calls to shut it down, across decades of unsuccessful U.S. efforts to forge a peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis.

But Monday’s order to shutter it within 30 days comes amid the Trump administration’s systematic chipping way at the core tenets of Palestinian aspirations for any negotiations and its ramping up of financial pressure on the Palestinian Authority that governs the West Bank.

Late last year, President Trump declared U.S. recognition of the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This year, the State Department canceled most U.S. aid funding to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Late last month, in a move that effectively dismissed any Palestinian right of return to contested land, the administration called for a redefinition of Palestinian refu­gee status and said the United States — long the largest individual donor — would no longer fund the U.N. refu­gee aid program. Israel rejects any “right of return,” and considers the demand a main stumbling block to peace.

Last week, the administration said it would withdraw $25 million in support for six East Jerusalem hospitals that are primarily used by Palestinians. Largely church-run, they traditionally serve as the main providers of care for those referred for treatment not available in the West Bank and Gaza.

The Palestinians say those measures are designed to lay the groundwork for a yet-to-be-revealed U.S. peace proposal that they charge is already rigged in Israel’s favor. Since the Jerusalem announcement, they have refused to meet with U.S. negotiators, led by White House senior aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

In its statement justifying the PLO closure, the State Department said that far from cooperating, “the PLO has condemned a U.S. peace plan they have not yet seen and refused to engage with the U.S. government with respect to peace efforts and otherwise.” Although Trump has often declared “progress” in the secretive compiling of what Kushner and others have said would be a “comprehensive” plan, its release has repeatedly been delayed.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called the measure the continuation of a policy of “collective punishment” by the administration. “These people have decided to stand on the wrong side of history by protecting war criminals and destroying the two-state solution,” he said.

The United States, he said, is not “part of the peace process” and does not even have the right to “sit in the room” during any negotiations. Erekat dismissed U.S. officials such as David Friedman, the ambassador to Israel, as a “group of settlers” pursuing a right-wing Israeli agenda.

Numerous Palestinian officials have said that the United States can no longer be an “honest broker” for peace. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, described Monday’s action as a form of “crude and vicious blackmail” and “clear proof of American collusion with Israel’s occupation.”

The White House has been “very upfront throughout the process and the fact that we want to see peace, we want to have those conversations, we want to help broker that deal,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “Certainly, we have a great deal of support with our friend and ally in Israel. But again, we are as committed today as we’ve ever been to the peace process.”

The announcement is likely to be widely welcomed by the Israeli government, which was on holiday Monday to mark Rosh Hashanah.

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The myth of a New Nazism

In June, former UK prime minister and Labour leader Tony Blair warned that today’s rising tide of populism risked ‘a return to the 1930s’. He is far from alone in drawing such an analogy. Over the past two years, since the election of Donald Trump in the US, and the Brexit vote in the UK, a flurry of op-eds, endless political speeches and countless books have all made a similar claim: that just as the institutions of liberal democracy nurtured, and then fell to, Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party, so too might our institutions nurture and fall to contemporary fascists in populist clothing.

Yet just how accurate is this analogy? It certainly does a service for those seeking to delegitimise the Trump or Brexit votes, but does it do a disservice to history? To answer these questions, we decided to speak to associate professor of history Udi Greenberg, author of the superb The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War, and, with Daniel Bessner, co-author of the essay ‘The Weimar Analogy’.

spiked review: Do you think the Weimar analogy – that, effectively, today’s populists are yesterday’s fascists – obscures the historical specificity of the rise of Nazis?

Udi Greenberg: Every analogy has its limits, but that doesn’t mean analogies can’t be useful. The question is how we use it and to what purpose, and I think the usage of the Weimar analogy for our specific moment is more distracting than helpful. That is in part because the differences between the fall of the Weimar Republic and the populist surge today far outweigh the similarities.

For a start, the collapse of the Weimar Republic happened in the midst of the worst economic crisis of the 20th century, when a third of the potential workforce was unemployed. Nothing on the scale of that economic calamity is happening today. Yes, the rise of populism is still tied to important economic transformations that have happened in the past two decades, but these do not amount to anything of the order of the Great Depression.

The analogy between today and the rise of the Nazis obscures far more than it illuminates

The Weimar Republic also fell because the fascist movement used mass violence on the streets and decimated democratic and socialist, left-wing political forces. We have not seen anything similar to that today. Even the despicable violent march of white supremacists in Charlottesville in Virginia last summer, which rightfully drew so much media attention, was nothing like the violence that erupted in the streets of Germany and other European countries in the 1930s.

So it seems to me the analogy between today and the rise of the Nazis obscures far more than it illuminates.

review: Did the intense class conflict of the 1920s and 1930s not also play a considerable role? Bolshevism, in light of the Russian Revolution, was considered a real threat, certainly in light of the Munich Soviet of 1918-19. There was so much to frighten certain sections of German society towards the National Socialists.

Greenberg: That is very accurate. The politics of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe were defined perhaps more than anything by anti-Communism, by a fear of a potential popular Communist uprising, the fear of a violent transformation of society along the lines of the Soviet model. Nothing of this kind is really in operation today in our political culture. The rise of fascism was an explicitly right-wing response to the rise of militant Communism. And that makes it very, very different from the rise of populism today.

Finally, in terms of the historical specificity of the rise of the Nazis, political life in the 1920s and 1930s was shaped by the experience of mass war. Entire nations and whole generations experienced war firsthand. The formative experience of almost all the leaders of fascist movements in Germany and elsewhere was fighting as soldiers in the First World War. The leaders of populist movements today do not have any experience of military conflict. War is not an important experience for them. It is a very distant memory, if indeed it is a memory at all in our political culture today.

review: There was also the sense then that war, and not just in the context of German nationalism, was almost a spiritually rejuvenating process, wasn’t there?

Greenberg: Indeed, fascist theory glorified war as a transcendental, spiritual experience that transformed the soul. Fascists and semi-fascist art celebrated the experience of war. War was a major trope in fascist ideology, even in its depiction of a future classless society, in which the working class and the middle class worked together just as they had done during the First World War. This is something that is very foreign to the rhetoric or experiences of, say, Viktor Orban or Donald Trump, neither of whom has served in combat (or in the case of Trump, in the military at all).

review: What do you make of the argument that democracy was experienced almost as foreign imposition on the authoritarian body of German nationalism? After all, Germany’s transformation into a modern nation state in the second half of the 19th century was undertaken by Otto von Bismarck, a Prussian junker and monarchist, who famously declared ‘I am not a democrat’.

Greenberg: There is a long and very important debate among historians about how deep or shallow democratic culture was in German politics in the 1920s and 1930s. For a long time many assumed that because Germany was founded by a conservative militarist who co-opted nationalist and democratic sentiments in the 19th century, its democracy was therefore weak and easy to topple. But over the past couple of decades, an important group of scholars has challenged this narrative, arguing that Germany did in fact have a very vibrant democratic political life, with meaningful elections and parliamentary debates. And that in the late 19th century and early 20th century, people voted in very high numbers for parties that competed fairly peaceably with one another before and after the First World War. As a result, parliament became more and more important as time progressed. It is one of the reasons why, after the First World War, when the German monarchy collapsed, the expectation among Germans was that it would be replaced by a republic, not a military dictatorship. And that was because German citizens had been socialised into democratic norms, and took it for granted that that was the next step for politics.

The politics of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe were defined more than anything by anti-Communism

In some ways, scholars of this school argue that what truly made democracy in Germany so weak was that it was very polarised throughout the 1920s. The fascists and the Nazis were able to appropriate democratic language, gestures and ideas for what we would see as very undemocratic ends. So, for example, the leaders of the Nazi party all came from very humble backgrounds. They were not military generals or aristocrats. Hitler himself spoke with a working-class German accent. So much of the Nazis’ appeal rested on their claim to be the real democracy, the force that was really giving the people control over politics in a way that was dramatically different from the Prussian aristocrats and militarists of the 19th century.

So there is an ongoing debate as to how important the militarist foundations of the German state was versus how robustly democratic it was. This democratic culture, and its appropriation by the Nazis, is key to understanding the rise of fascism.

review: But that is not to say that the Nazis rose to power because of democracy, is it?

Greenberg: No. As historians know, the Nazis never actually managed to win a majority in free and open elections. The largest share of the vote they ever received, in 1932, was about a third. The reason they were able to secure power was because of the active support of conservatives, the aristocrats and militarists, who sided with them in parliament, and, most importantly, because they were using mass violence and intimidation, exiling and murdering their opponents. This is how they came to power, through ruling-class support and force, not because of free and democratic elections.

review: What is interesting about the ‘Weimar Analogy’ piece is that you were both able to bring out a far more telling analogy between then and now, and that is in the response to the rise of fascism, and the response to today’s populist revolt.

Greenberg: Yes, what prompted Professor Bessner and me to write this piece was that the over-reliance on the fascist analogy would lead us down the same path taken by pro-democratic and anti-fascist thinkers in the 1940s, like Hans Spier and Karl Loewenstein, both of whom fled Germany to the US in the 1930s. They came to the conclusion that fascism proved that democracy could not be trusted. And that for democracy to survive, the state had to curtail some freedoms.

This line of thinking, this idea of militant democracy, which proved very influential in the US, led to the creation of very undemocratic, unaccountable institutions like the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council in the US. It was an ideological tendency that also led to the dramatic limiting of political horizons in postwar Europe.

Most famously, in West Germany for example, the Supreme Court outlawed the Communist Party in 1956. And although the Communists were not a significant force in West Germany, the logic of militant democracy – and the West German Supreme Court used this very term when outlawing the Communists – rendered certain political visions illegitimate, and banished them from political discourse. And this created very elitist and what we would call anti-democratic institutions and norms in the 1940s and 1950s.

Anti-fascist political theorists in the 1940s and 1950s claimed that in order to achieve stable democracy you need to limit people’s involvement in politics

This does not mean to say that everyone who invokes the Weimar or Nazi analogy immediately ends up an anti-democrat, but Professor Bessner and me worry that we could eventually end up in a similar place. We are both scholars of the Cold War, and we both studied how political theorists in the 1940s and 1950s claimed that in order to achieve stable democracy you need to limit political activism and people’s involvement in politics. And we were worried that the same logic might lead us in the same direction today.

In our view, the right, progressive response to the contemporary moment should be a doubling down in our commitment to democracy, limiting technocracy and increasing democratic and grassroots involvement in politics.

review: Yet it does seem that the predominant response to the populist moment, certainly in left-wing and liberal circles in both the US and the UK, has been to make a stronger appeal to technocracy, to a rule by expertise.

Greenberg: That is true for some, certainly. It has actually been developing since at least the 1990s, with the so-called left moving more and more in the direction of technocracy, and trying to achieve progress through technocracy, rather than through more popular control of the economy. And I think that is born of a deep disappointment with the masses, and a belief that the masses cannot be trusted to make the right economic decisions. And that tendency developed and deepened right through to the Obama administration, which was very much defined by technocracy.

The reason this recent development on the left stood out for us was that too many on the left today make the same argument as the militant democrats – both contend that technocracy is the best means to preserve democracy. So, if the masses are not to be trusted, then you have to transfer as much power as possible into the hands of technocrats, who know what’s good for the masses, who will make the right call. And you have to shield technocrats from democratic accountability precisely to make those calls.

We have seen this logic operating in the past two decades among centrist politicians, and political elites more generally. And we were worried that the rise of populism on the right will further exacerbate and intensify this technocratic way of thinking. We believe that the left should adopt a very different model of thinking. In some ways, we believe that the logic of militant democracy and technocracy is precisely what led us to where we are now.

review: How difficult will it be for the left to embrace what used to be its own radical democratic heritage, given the extent to which it has turned away from, and often against, the masses?

Greenberg: It’s certainly not going to be easy, but democracy has never been easy. Each generation of political theorists and activists has to reimagine and rethink democracy, and chart new opportunities and possibilities. I believe the crisis of the past few years, and the rise of the radical right in Europe and the US is also an opportunity to do precisely that — to rethink the possibilities of the left. To think of its past, of what it got right, and what it got wrong, and maybe chart new possibilities. We already see it happening in grassroots politics in Britain and in the US, and we can only hope it continues to go in this direction.

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Germany international Sami Khedira has signed a new long-term contract with Juventus.
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A year after being mostly washed out by Hurricane Irma, the Red Sox 2018 Fall Instructional League will open on September 17, running through October 9 and featuring many of the system's top prospects.

"Fall Instructs," as it is often called, is used to develop players in the low minors and includes both classroom training as well as on-field workouts. The organization will have 55 players in Fort Myers this year, although the game schedule has been noticably slimmed to just nine games, five of which come against the Orioles, with two more each against the Rays and Germany's Under-23 team.

In the past, the schedule has featured between 12-15 games against the Twins, Rays, and Orioles (14 contests were on the 2016 slate). With teams opting to run fall camps focused more on intra-squad games—including the Twins, who will hold an exclusively intra-squad camp—the schedule has gotten much lighter this year. 

On the roster of invitees, perhaps most noteworthy is the inclusion of 2013 seventh-overall pick Trey Ball as an outfielder. Thought at the time of his selection to potentially have first-round talent as an outfielder as well as on the mound, it appears that the tall right-hander is making the conversion after limited success as a pitcher. As a reliever in Double-A this season, he posted a 7.58 ERA with 56 strikeouts and 26 walks in 65 1/3 innings.

Ball had reportedly been taking batting practice for most of the season, and it appeared this transition was in the works when Ball was the designated hitter in Portland's final two games, going 1 for 9 with 6 strikeouts and a memorable game-winning double in the season's penultimate game.

Fifteen 2018 draftees are on the roster, including the Red Sox' first three selections in third baseman Triston Casas, outfielder Nick Decker, and right-handed reliever Durbin Feltman. Ten of SoxProspects.com's top 20 prospects will participate as well, headlined by third-ranked Tanner Houck (pictured), fifth-ranked Casas, and seventh-ranked CJ Chatham.

Players on the roster will ready to participate on-field in some capacity, noteworthy given the presence of a number of players who were injured at the end of the season. This list includes pitchers Roniel Raudes (last start June 8) and Alexander Montero (July 6), catcher Roldani Baldwin (last game July 29), Casas (June 25), third baseman Danny Diaz (July 2), shortstop Antoni Flores (August 1), and outfielder Tyler Dearden (August 18). A number of players coming stateside from the Dominican Summer League have also had extended absences, although it is unclear if that was for injury: pitcher Aldo Ramirez (July 17), infielder Ceddanne Rafaela (August 6), and outfielder Angel Maita (August 6).

Finally, two players in camp—left-hander Josh Taylor and second baseman Esteban Quiroz—will be in camp tuning up for the Arizona Fall League, explaining their invitations despite their advanced status relative to the other players in camp.

Pitchers (19)

Yoan Aybar, Eduard Bazardo, Brayan Bello, Durbin Feltman, Tanner Houck, Francisco Lopez-Soto, Chris Machamer, Joan Martinez, Alexander Montero, Andrew Politi, Aldo Ramirez, Roniel Raudes, Yasel Santana, Zach Schellenger, Alex Scherff, Chase Shugart, Miguel Suero, Josh Taylor, Thad Ward.

Catchers (6)

Jonathan Diaz, Roldani Baldwin, Alan Marrero, Elih Marrero, Lane Milligan, Justin Qiang

Infielders (16)

Jecorrah Arnold, Triston Casas, Pedro Castellanos, CJ Chatham, Andre Colon, Danny Diaz, Ryan Fitzgerald, Antoni Flores, Devlin Granberg, Brandon Howlett, Everlouis Lozada, Brett Netzer, Nick Northcut, Esteban Quiroz, Ceddanne Rafaela, Kleiber Rodriguez

Outfielders (14)

Juan Carlos Abreu, Trey Ball, Cole Brannen, Marino Campana, Tyler Dearden, Nick Decker, Jarren Duran, Tyler Esplin, Gilberto Jimenez, Angel Maita, Bramdon Perez, Caleb Ramsey, Jagger Rusconi, Kervin Suarez

Schedule

Sept. 21 vs. Orioles, 12 p.m.
Sept. 24 vs. Rays, 1 p.m.
Sept. 27 @ Rays, 1 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. Team Germany, 12 p.m.
Oct. 1 vs. Team Germany, 12 p.m.
Oct. 3 @ Orioles, 12 p.m.
Oct. 5 vs. Orioles, 12 p.m.
Oct. 8 @ Orioles, 12 p.m.
Oct. 9 vs. Orioles, 12 p.m.

Each of the remaining days between Sept. 17 and Oct. 9 will function as camp days, with intrasquad workouts. Much like minor league spring training, the games are frequently open to the public.

Photo Credit: Tanner Houck by Kelly O'Connor


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According to reports obtained by two major daily newspapers, an investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic clerics in Germany has uncovered 3,677 cases, involving more than 1,500 priests.
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Berlin, Germany, Sep 12, 2018 / 08:55 am (CNA).- A study commissioned by the German bishops’ conference reports the sexual abuse of thousands of children in that country over a period of 70 years. The report was scheduled to be released later this month, but was leaked Wednesday to German media.

The report was commissioned by the German bishops' conference and scheduled to be presented on Sept. 25 at the autumn plenary session of the German bishops, as CNA Deutsch reported.

Its methodology is substantially different from that of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report.  

The study documents sexual offenses against “3677 predominantly male minors” between 1946 and 2014, Der Spiegel reported  

“1670 clerics are accused of the deeds,” the German magazine reported, saying researchers had “examined and evaluated more than 38,000 personnel and other files from 27 German dioceses.”

Der Spiegel reported that in many cases evidence was found by researchers to have have been “destroyed or manipulated.”

“We are aware of the extent of sexual abuse that is proven by the results of the study. It is oppressive and shameful for us,” Bishop Stefan Ackermann of Trier said in a statement Wednesday. The bishop is Commissioner for Questions of Sexual Abuse in the Church and for Questions of the Protection of Children and Minors of the German bishops' conference.

“Four years ago we commissioned the study and we bishops in particular are facing up to the results. The first step will be the Assembly in Fulda.”

Ackermann also criticized the leak of  the study documenting the abuse of minors by priests and religious in Germany in the years 1946 to 2017.

In a statement from the German bishops’ conference, Ackermann said: “I regret that the study, which has remained confidential so far, and is the result of four years of research on the subject of ‘Sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests, deacons and male religious in the area of the German Bishops' Conference’ was published today.”

“Especially with regard to those affected by sexual abuse, the irresponsible advance publication of the study is a severe blow,” said Ackermann.

“This is all the more exasperating since not even the members of the German Bishops' Conference so far know the entire study,” he added.

According to the German bishops' conference, the aim of the study, in which all 27 dioceses of Germany took part, was “to obtain more clarity and transparency about this dark side in our church, not only for the sake of those affected, but also in order to be able to see the misdemeanours for ourselves and do everything possible to ensure that they do not repeat themselves.”

“We are concerned about a responsible and professional approach to the problem. I am convinced that the study is a comprehensive and careful survey that offers figures and analyses from which we will continue to learn. This also applies to the findings that provide a deeper insight into the actions of perpetrators and the behaviour of church leaders over the past decades. Once again, I stress that the study is a measure that we owe not only to the Church, but first and foremost to those affected,” Ackermann said.

 


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Vanderleun linked to a blog I am not familiar with called Raconteur Report, which has a post remembering 9-11.
We have the spectacle of entire nations self-destructing under the onslaught of "refugees", suspiciously all military-aged males, minus women and children, streaming from every not-at-war Turd World Shitholia and Trashcanistan, raping entire populations in plain sight, for decades, with the full approval of the authorities, and pillaging the cultural heritage of the entire civilized world. And Stockholm Syndrome times Battered Wives' Syndrome is alive and well; but not just in Stockholm, but in Berlinistan, Londonistan, Paristan, Romistan, Rotherham, Chemnitz, and every other future no-go zone in the caliphate that's spreading like cancer from Spitzbergen to Sicily.
To Syracuse.
To San Diego.
Let me know when realization dawns for you.

...The half-assed, half-witted, half-stepping pseudo-response to 9/11 has ensured that every day is 9/11.

Ask a thousand English girls enslaved for sex in their own country, and passed around like so much white meat. For a decade, while Britistani officialdom watched.
(Dear British pussies: you should be hunting down like Adolph Eichmann, and beheading, on YouTube and LiveLeak, with dull rusty saws, every public official who did that, and putting their freshly-severed heads on London Bridge, but you're all women now, the best part of your DNA ran down the legs of French ladies of your grandfathers' era in the countryside outside Verdun, and you deserve the butt-raping you'll be getting in your own towns until you fix that. If ever. If you're too squeamish, maybe you can hire it out to the Gurkhas, but it still needs getting done. Sorry about the shoe fitting and all.)

Ask numbers beyond account stabbed, shot, or run over in France.
Ask the women of Germany and Sweden and Norway, gang-raped in 100% of cases by the very same swarthy "Asian" hordes of rapefugees they foolishly welcomed into their homelands.

When someone tells you they're coming for you, take them at their word.
If it's going to come down to that, it's always better to be the one twisting the bayonet, rather than the one impaled on the end.

Sooner or later, you're going to figure that out.
Hopefully, the light will dawn while you still have the means to make a choice in the matter.
Read more here.
          Comment on Highlights From the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy by michael hart      Cache   Translate Page      
And what does that have to do with the price of cabbages? Perhaps you would like to tell us what German GDP would have been if CO2 emissions had gone up, or down? The point being made was that CO2 emissions in Germany had not fallen, when reduction of emissions was supposed to be the point of the enormously expensive exercise.
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Radu Dumitrescu, one of The New Federalist's Editors-in-Chief, has won the EU in My Region blog contest organised by the European Commission. Of more than 100 entries submitted to the contest, his text about European Youth Weeks 2018 was selected as the winner. The text, originally published on The New Federalist, pulled together insights from a two-week summer camp held in Germany. While in the past, the text observed, war was the most common context in which people were in contact with (...)

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          Obama-Hillary fired Benghazi heroes when they got to Germany - made them find their own way back to US      Cache   Translate Page      
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          New Security Research Reveals Password Inadequacy Still a Top Threat      Cache   Translate Page      

WatchGuard’s Q2 2018 Internet Security Report uncovers heightened use of credential-focused attacks and continued prevalence of malicious Office documents

12 September 2018 New research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab shows the emergence of the Mimikatz credential-stealing malware as a top threat and the growing popularity of brute force login attacks against web applications. The research also reveals that 50 percent of government and military employee LinkedIn passwords, largely from the US, were weak enough to be cracked in less than two days, underscoring the reality that passwords alone can’t offer sufficient protection and the need for multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions. WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report for Q2 2018 explores the latest security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises.


New Security Research Reveals Password Inadequacy Still a Top Threat

Corey Nachreiner

“Authentication is the cornerstone of security and we’re seeing overwhelming evidence of its critical importance in the common trend of password- and credential-focused threats throughout Q2 2018,” said Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer at WatchGuard Technologies. “Whether it’s an evasive credential-stealing malware variant or a brute force login attack, cyber criminals are laser-focused on hacking passwords for easy access to restricted networks and sensitive data. At WatchGuard, these trends are driving new innovative defences within our product portfolio, including AuthPoint, our Cloud-based multi-factor authentication solution and our IntelligentAV service, which leverages three malware detection engines to prevent malware strains that evade traditional signature-based antivirus products. Every organisation should seek out vendor and solution provider partners that offer layered protection against these ever-evolving attack techniques.”

The insights, research and security best practices included in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report are designed to help organisations of all sizes understand the current cyber security landscape and better protect themselves, their partners and customers from emerging security threats. The top takeaways from the Q2 2018 report include:

Mimikatz was the most prevalent malware variant in Q2. Representing 27.2 percent of the top 10 malware variants listed last quarter, Mimikatz is a well-known password and credential stealer that has been popular in past quarters but has never been the top strain. This surge in Mimikatz’s dominance suggests that authentication attacks and credential theft are still major priorities for cyber criminals another indicator that passwords alone are inadequate as a security control and should be fortified with MFA services that make hackers’ lives harder by requiring additional authentication factors in order to successfully login and access the network.

Roughly half of government and military employee passwords are weak. After conducting a thorough analysis of the 2012 LinkedIn data dump to identify trends in user password strength, WatchGuard’s Threat Lab team found that half of all passwords associated with “.mil” and “.gov” email address domains within the database were objectively weak. Of the 355,023 largely US government and military account passwords within the database, 178,580 were cracked in under two days. The most common passwords used by these accounts included “123456,” “password,” “linkedin,” “sunshine,” and “111111.” Conversely, the team found that just over 50 percent of civilian passwords were weak. These findings further illustrate the need for stronger passwords for everyone, and a higher standard for security among public service employees that handle potentially sensitive information. In addition to better password training and processes, every organisation should deploy multi-factor authentication solutions to reduce the risk of a data breach.

More than 75 percent of malware attacks are delivered over the web. A total of 76 percent of threats from Q2 were web-based, suggesting that organisations need an HTTP and HTTPS inspection mechanism to prevent the vast majority of attacks. Ranked as the fourth most prevalent web attack in particular, “WEB Brute Force Login -1.1021” enables attackers to execute a massive deluge of login attempts against web applications, leveraging an endless series of random combinations to crack user passwords in a short period of time. This attack in particular is another example of cyber criminals’ heightened focus on credential theft and shows the importance of not only password security and complexity, but the need for MFA solutions as a more effective preventative measure.

Cryptocurrency miners earn spot as a top malware variant. As anticipated, malicious cryptominers are continuing to grow in popularity as a hacking tactic, making their way into WatchGuard’s top 10 malware list for the first time in Q2. Last quarter, WatchGuard uncovered its first named cryptominer, Cryptominer.AY, which matches a javascript cryptominer called “Coinhive” and uses its victims’ computer resources to mine the popular privacy-focused cryptocurrency, Monero (XRM). The data shows that victims in the United States were the top geographical target for this cryptominer, receiving approximately 75 percent of the total volume of attacks.

Cyber criminals continue to rely on malicious Office documents. Threat actors continue to booby-trap Office documents, exploiting old vulnerabilities in the popular Microsoft product to fool unsuspecting victims. Interestingly, three new Office malware exploits made WatchGuard’s top 10 list, and 75 percent of attacks from these attacks targeted EMEA victims, with a heavy focus on users in Germany specifically.

The complete Internet Security Report features an in-depth analysis of the EFail encryption vulnerability, along with insights into the top attacks in Q2 and defensive strategies SMBs can use to improve their security posture. These finding are based on anonymized Firebox Feed data from nearly 40,000 active WatchGuard UTM appliances worldwide, which blocked nearly 14 million malware variants (449 per device) and more than 1 million network attacks (26 per device) in Q2 2018.

For more information, download the full report here https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-resource-center/security-report-q2-2018 . To access live, real-time threat insights by type, region and date, visit WatchGuard’s Threat Landscape data visualization tool today. Subscribe to The 443 Security Simplified podcast at Secplicity.org , or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

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WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 10,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 80,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. The company is headquartered in S
          Information Systems Security Specialist Associate (Government) Germany - Patch Barracks - AT&T - San Antonio, TX      Cache   Translate Page      
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Environmental campaign group ClientEarth has filed a complaint with a court in Sweden to block the construction through Swedish waters of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline intended to transport Russian gas to Germany, it said on Wednesday.Sweden approved the pipeline in June…
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Sorry for perhaps overstating my case. What I meant was: the only option you leave for sharing articles by email, as opposed to a social media site, is the one with captcha, I'm Not a Robot, etc, and it does not allow any comment. And the only reason it's frustrating is because Creeping Sharia is such a terrific site.
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Thanks for reading and wanting to share Michael however we don't prevent anyone from doing anything. If fact, we are one of the only sites that actually allows you to post comments anonymously and/or without using a real name or email. It's the social media sites that require you to have an account with THEM to share it on THEIR sites, not us. Of course, most of them block our content because they are the true Islamophobes.
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One of the most frustrating moments of every day for me is when I read a vital, important, fascinating Post on Creeping Sharia that I want to send with a pissed-off note, to the White House, to other leaders, to my friends, to other sites, but I can't do any of that, because Creeping Sharia prevents everyone who's not on a Social Media site from commenting on the post they share. Why?
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Top economic advisors to US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel -- whose relations have been strained at best for months -- met Wednesday at the White House to boost trade ties.
          The Real Contagion Threat Is Political      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Tom Luongo,

The real danger to the current institutional order was just demonstrated in Sweden. While I’ve talked at length about the potential financial contagion stemming from the implosion of multiple emerging market currencies it is the growing political crisis in Europe that will shape our future.

Sweden is The Land where Socialism Works, or so I keep getting told by ignorant leftists who cling to the power fantasy that central planning is the only way to make the trains run on time.

Central planning does do that, but only to deliver people into the nightmare of social disorder brought on by the disruption of the natural flow of capital.

Venezuela, South Africa, Soviet Union, post WWII Britain ... you get the idea.

But, the effects of the collectivist mindset are far more pernicious than those extreme examples.  And it is important we understand how little policies grow into big problems over time due to shaping people’s decisions through government edicts.

Corps Insanity

There is no better example for what I’m talking about than the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A completely useless organization which sucks up billions in tax money to straighten rivers, build dams and alter the landscape to fit the needs of whoever paid Congress the most in lobbying money that year.

They engage in projects that cannot easily be done in the free market, nor should be done. But their activity creates downstream effects from their meddling which multiply over years and lead to problems which are orders of magnitude larger than they would have ever become naturally.

The Red Tides occurring off the Florida coast now are a political cudgel being swung at Governor Rick Scott to prevent him from moving up to U.S. Senator over his ‘environmental record.’  Now I’m no fan of Skeletor, as we call him down here, but these charges are simply grandstanding.

Because anyone who has an ounce of decency, intellectual honesty or passing acquaintance with history knows that the seeds of South Florida’s environmental nightmares are a product of the Corps of Engineers altering the landscape to serve Big Sugar and Big Corn.

These are two crops we shouldn’t even be growing (along with Soy and rapeseed) no less subsidizing due to their horrific effects on human health and development.  And this is another downstream effect of government meddling.

The real epidemic in the U.S. sapping our national wealth is not the rise of opioid use (though terrible) or the trade deficit it is diabetes and auto-immune diseases brought on by two generations of bad diet and ruinous food.

Health care and Big Pharma cost us trillions in easily avoided health problems due to the erroneous idea that human dietary needs are well-served by eating like my goats.

They aren’t.  Hell, even my goats spend most of their lives in ketosis.

This, again, is a product of government meddling into our food choices by diverting capital via farm subsidies and other bureaucratic structures built through the collective action of the ballot box.

So, a $200 million river straightening project turns into a multi-generational multi-trillion dollar loss of productive capital trying to keep people alive a little longer after a lifetime of eating like pigs being fattened for slaughter.

Okay, maybe that was the plan overall.

Rising Tides, Falling Boats

But, back to Sweden.  The results from the Swedish elections are another data point that populism is, well, popular.  The surge in popularity of the Sweden Democrats was strong enough to throw into flux the formation of a new government as support for the ruling Social Democrats has collapsed.

Where have we heard this story before?  Oh, only like all over freaking Europe.

What started with Brexit, carried across the pond to Trump, and spread to the continent in Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany which has now crossed back over the Baltic Sea to Sweden.

And still the political Left refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the concerns of voters, clinging desperately to the narrative that this is simply fringe ‘alt-right’ or ‘far-right Nazism’ rearing its head in an adolescent ab reaction to their very sensible and humanitarian policies.

They are supported in this delusion by the architects of the immigration nightmare in Europe who are quick to label anything vaguely sniffing of cultural pride as ‘extremism’ to shame apolitical and conscientious folks into staying within this failing paradigm of cultural suicide.

It is not working and thank the gods for it.

Whether the Sweden Democrats’ share of the vote is large enough for them to enter the government is irrelevant in the end.  Sweden’s political system is backward, but, hey, who am I to judge.

No one, actually, and that is the point.

The surge in popularity is what matters. And if they are excluded and things in Sweden continue as they are, then it will only serve up an even bigger voter backlash the next time they go to the polls if the government can even survive that long.

What’s is relevant is the contagion brought on by the downstream effects of one government intervention begetting a complete overhaul of the political landscape.

Europe is balkanizing.

Potential Post-EU map of Europe: Source @scottskingharry

Cultural Suicide Postponed

National cultures and community pride are sources of societal strength. The proponents of the Open Society and cultural homogenization are tone-deaf to the realities of forcing change because it is ‘the right thing to do’ or ‘the right thing to advocate.’

All it does is betray their totalitarian urge to force people they look down on to be better by first demonizing them for being racist and then acting out their own racism by forcing on their political opponents a life they do not want.

And the minute these long-suffering, abused people stand up for themselves and say, “No more” to their once peaceful communities being torn asunder by acid-throwing, gang-raping, rudderless immigrant males their reaction is to cry, “Racist!”

But that’s not working anymore.  What is working is the two-edged sword of political power.  Those that live by it will eventually hang from the rafters by it unless they willingly step aside and admit defeat with a modicum of grace and humility.

Given the reactions from the politically powerful all across Europe and the U.S. to this critical shift in the political landscape that is the last thing on their minds.

And that’s the most tragic irony of this entire period of history.  The very people who champion communitarianism and democracy as their highest ideal fear the power they have used so indiscriminately will be used against them when they lose it.

And their losses are mounting.

That’s what is inflaming their hatred and violence.  Abject terror of the backlash.  It is why this political contagion is the catalyst for global financial and economic collapse.  It’s already here in the form of emerging market upheaval. Faith in the institutions which circumscribe our lives is what props up currencies and, ultimately, asset values.

Politics got us into this mess.  It will not get us out of it.  The Great Reset is coming.  And you need to be prepared.

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BERLIN:The Catholic Church in Germany acknowledged a "depressing and shameful" legacy of sexual abuse on Wednesday (Sep 12) after a leaked study said clerics had abused thousands of children over a 70-year period. The document, commissioned by the German Bishops' Conference, revealed that 1,670 ...
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Secret services typically work away from the limelight, but Germany's top domestic spy Hans-Georg Maassen has repeatedly crashed into the public eye, with his latest outing pitting him directly against Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Click here for the interactive visualization If you're interested in the visualisation of networks or graphs, you might've heard of the great package "visNetwork". I think it's a really great package and I love playing around with it. The scenarios of graph-based analyses are many and diverse: whenever you can describe your data in terms of "outgoing" and "receiving" entities, a graph-based analysis and/or visualisation is possible. During my work as a linguist, I already used graphs for different purposes like linking-structures within dictionaries, visualising co-occurence patterns of words and so on.Today, I want to show you something completely different: transfers of male football players in the German "1. Bundesliga", the first division of male football in Germany. We can also describe this data in terms of outgoing and receiving entities (the nodes in the network): the clubs who are selling the players and the clubs who are buying the players. The edges (connections) within the network are the players themselves. And there are further attributes associated with the edges, e.g. the price of the player.I'll spare you the boring details of getting the data (please write a comment if you would like more details on that). I start with the raw data structure created by the scraping process. It's a dataframe called transfer.df that looks like this: "abloese" (or "Ablöse") means "transfer fee" and currently holds a string with certain codes and the currency: "ablösefrei" means that no transfer fee had to be payed (remember the famous Bosman ruling?). "-" means that the information on a transfer fee doesn't make sense (e.g., when a player finishes his career). "?" means that no information about the transfer fee is available. "Mio." and "Tsd." just encodes "million" or "thousand", we have to deal with that later.But we have to take care of something else first. In the dataframe, a player always appears twice if he changed teams within the 1. Bundesliga: the first time for his old club (as outgoing) and the second time for his new club (as incoming). I dealt with it this way (also, I loaded the required packages):library(visNetwork)library(igraph)library(stringr) transfer.df2
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           Comment on Interim reading by ezra91       Cache   Translate Page      
The back-then Romania was very christian(and naive)! - at least the nation existed; see Codreanu's "For My Legionaries". The Germans still had the virus too. Very few saw as far as the Führer and his paladins, those who didn't shouldn't be blamed as long as their cause was noble and of the purest idealism; they didn't have the internet after all. However, the book has a lot to say. Fuck, realize that had Germany won WW2, National-Socialism would have really replaced religion all-over the civilized world in the long term. White nationalists have no excuse to be as ignorant as they are TODAY because unlike the vast majority they have 'woke up' to some extent but do not have the guts to persevere - as the situation requires and the resources allow - so they are bound to remain stuck undefinitely.
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Swiss medical device developer CorFlow Therapeutics said today that it has raised $9.7 million in the second close of its seed+ financing round. The first round closed in October 2017 at $2.7 million (CHF 2.6 million). The proceeds will finance the first-in-man clinical trial in Europe of the company’s controlled flow infusion (CoFITM) system, which will be studied in 40 acute heart attack patients. CorFlow said it has applied to conduct the trial in six leading cardiovascular centers in Switzerland, the U.K., Belgium and Germany. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post CorFlow raises $9.7 million to launch clinical trial in Europe appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
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The far-right AfD party alleges illegal migrants were responsible for 447 killings in Germany last year.
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           Comment on The Selfish Gene by Nicholas Stix       Cache   Translate Page      
der Bayerischer Landtag = der Bayerische Landtag. FIFY As a stunning, blonde, West German coed at school once said of me, "Er schulmeistert gern." Now, since we're wargaming here, how about this schema: American expat in D-land meets beautiful, young Gerry, and they fall in love, and marry. Meanwhile, civil war breaks out back home. Our American in Germany now has a dual loyalty problem. He picks up a D-land passport, while keeping his American one. I used to think of plutocratic American citizens who surely have multiple passports as traitors. But evil men have a way of creating facts on the ground that force good men to act accordingly. Thus, I have been pushing someone close to me to start collecting foreign passports, before it becomes too late. Hobbes loved his Albion, but when civil war came, he was forced to depart for its archenemy. Twenty-eight years after I started reporting on such matters, Mark Steyn and even Heather Mac Donald are raising issues of race/civil war.
          Did Germany’s Intelligence Chief Downplay Far-Right Violence? Parliament Wants to Know      Cache   Translate Page      
After appearing to question the authenticity of a video showing a foreigner being chased during anti-immigrant protests, Germany’s head of domestic intelligence was called before Parliament.
          0P602 Régi Altwasser porcelán sótartó - Jelenlegi ára: 4 200 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      
Hibátlan állapotú, régi német porcelán asztali sótartó.
Alján jelzés címerállattal:
C. T. ALTWASSER GERMANYSzélesség: 9 cmHosszúság: 12. 7 cmMagasság: 5. 5 cmSúly: 0. 123 kg
Termékeim között több porcelán sótartó található, kérem tekintse meg őket ide kattintva! Termékeim között több Altwasser porcelán található, kérem tekintse meg őket ide kattintva!
A termékről további nagy felbontású képek!
ÁRUIM ZÖME ANTIK ÉS RÉGI TÁRGYAKBÓL ÁLL.
SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTELI LEHETŐSÉG BUDAPESTEN (IX. ) ILLETVE SZEGEDEN!
 
Szállítás
Termékeinket az MPL futárszolgálattal küldjük! Terjedelmes tárgyaink szállításában külön díjazás mellett tudunk segíteni! Szállítási módok az alábbiak szerint alakulnak
 
Személyes átvétel Budapest IX.
 
 
Személyes átvétel Szeged
 
 
MPL csomag előre utalással
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
 
 
Fizetés
A vételár és szállítási költség kiegyenlítésére az alábbi lehetőségeket biztosítjuk
 
Személyes átvételkor készpénzben
 
 
Banki átutalás
 
 
Utánvét
 
 
Paypal (MasterCard, Visa)
 
 
Szállítási, átvételi idő
A termék vásárlását követően a szállítási, kézhez vételi idő az alábbiak szerint alakul belföldön
 
Személyes átvétel
1-5 munkanap
 
 
MPL csomag előre utalással
2-3 munkanap
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
1-3 munkanap
 

0P602 Régi Altwasser porcelán sótartó
Jelenlegi ára: 4 200 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-09-13 03:57
          Medical Sales Representative - IQVIA IES Germany GmbH - Cornwall      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Health Care Resource Utilization and Costs among Adult Patients with Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A Retrospective Medical Record Review in the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, and France      Cache   Translate Page      
Objective. To describe health care resource utilization and costs for patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in the United Kingdom (UK), Spain, Germany, and France. Methods. Physicians abstracted data for adult patients with a diagnosis of advanced STS (other than Kaposi’s sarcoma or gastrointestinal stromal tumor) who received ≥1 lines of systemic therapy. Health care resource utilization related to advanced STS treatment was recorded; associated costs were estimated by applying unit costs. Results. A total of 130 physicians provided data for 807 patients (UK: 199; Spain: 203; Germany: 204; and France: 201). The site of care during active treatment varied based on differences in the health care systems of these four countries. Total mean per-patient health care cost in the UK was £19,457; in Spain, €26,814; in Germany, €20,468; and in France, €24,368. Advanced STS-related systemic treatment costs were driven primarily by drug acquisition and administration costs. Treatment-related costs increased during later lines of therapy for all countries except France, where they decreased after first-line therapy. Pain control and antiemetics were the most common supportive care medications. Conclusions. This study provides real-world data on resource utilization and estimated costs in advanced STS and could inform policymakers about treatment burden.
          Wearing Life Jackets Mandatory in ‘Bhutbhutis’: Assam Transport Minister      Cache   Translate Page      

Lifejackets

No mechanised country boats (bhutbhutis) will be allowed to ply in the entire river system of Assam until further orders, Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said on Monday, even as he asked all single-engine ferry owners to convert their vessels into double-engine ones with reversible gears.

After a review meeting at the Directorate of Inland Water Transport office in the aftermath of the boat mishap at North Guwahati, Patowary said that as per safety norms, there must be one life jacket for each passenger in the vessel and it will be mandatory for each passenger to put on the life jacket while boarding the vessel.

He further instructed that the Deputy Commissioners shall conduct safety audit of the ferry vessels within their respective districts.

The Minister also took stock of the World Bank-funded project preparation and the reform measures initiated during the last one-and-a-half years. The WB-funded project will address the sector reforms holistically, for which ‘Inros Lackner’ – Germany-based consultants – has submitted the inception report and the vessel design and terminal design are being readied.

The Transport Department has been working on a regulatory bill for the last six months and the ‘Assam Inland Water Transport Reorganization Act’ is ready to be placed before the Legislative Assembly during the forthcoming session.

The Act will facilitate the setting up of a separate regulatory authority and separate port and shipping management companies, taking into consideration the recommendations of the Khosla Committee Report submitted in 2013.

The Minister also directed that capacity building of IWT staff and other stakeholders must be enhanced on a war-footing. The Minister admitted that adequate attention on fleet modernization was not given in the past, due to which vessels operating both under the IWT and private operators turned old.

However, during the last two years, work has been undertaken for 15 steel vessels and three wooden vessels. As per the present status, four steel vessels in Barak, and one steel and three wooden vessels in Majuli have already been deployed. The remaining 10 vessels will be completed within this financial year.

- The Assam Tribune

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          Germany lead after day one of WEG dressage with Britain just outside the medal spots      Cache   Translate Page      
Britain are sitting fourth with Germany topping the leaderboard after day one
          3ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο για τα Ολοκαυτώματα και τις Γερμανικές Αποζημιώσεις      Cache   Translate Page      
3ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο για τα Ολοκαυτώματα
και τις Γερμανικές Αποζημιώσεις
14 - 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018
Μουσείο Ολοκαυτώματος Δήμου Βιάννου (Αμιράς Βιάννου)
«Καταστρέψατε την επαρχία Βιάννου. Εκτελέσατε πάραυτα, χωρίς διαδικασία, τους άρρενες που είναι πάνω από 16 ετών καθώς και όλους όσοι συλλαμβάνονται στην ύπαιθρο, ανεξαρτήτως φύλου και ηλικίας». 
Η φοβερή αυτή διαταγή του στρατηγού Μπρούνο Όσβαλντ Μπρόγιερ, Διοικητή του «Φρουρίου Κρήτη», προς τα γερμανικά στρατεύματα Κατοχής έδωσε το σύνθημα για τη διάπραξη ενός από τα ειδεχθέστερα εγκλήματα του Γ΄ Ράιχ σε πανευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο. Από τις 14-16.9.1943 ο τακτικός στρατός της ναζιστικής Γερμανίας δολοφόνησε άνανδρα και εν ψυχρώ, με βάση ένα καλά οργανωμένο σχέδιο, 401 άμαχους πολίτες (461 συνολικά τα θύματα στα χωριά της Βιάννου την περίοδο της Κατοχής). Μεταξύ αυτών παιδιά, γυναίκες, κατάκοιτους και ηλικιωμένους. Παράλληλα ο γερμανικός στρατός κατοχής λεηλάτησε και στη συνέχεια κατέστρεψε τα χωριά της Βιάννου και της Δυτικής Ιεράπετρας. Η Βιάννος βυθίστηκε στο πένθος. Η ναζιστική κτηνωδία σφράγισε ανεξίτηλα τον τόπο μας και τη ζωή όσων επέζησαν και κλήθηκαν να ανέβουν το δικό τους Γολγοθά.
Ευλόγως, ο Σεπτέμβρης για τα χωριά της επαρχίας Βιάννου είναι μήνας ιερός, μήνας άφατου πόνου, πένθους και θλίψης. Αλλά και μήνας κορύφωσης του αγώνα για τη δικαίωση του λαού μας και τη διεκδίκηση των γερμανικών οφειλών. Φέτος, με την ευκαιρία της συμπλήρωσης 75 χρόνων από τις αποφράδες εκείνες μέρες, προχωρούμε στη διοργάνωση του 3ου Πανελλήνιου Συνεδρίου για τα Ολοκαυτώματα και τις Γερμανικές Αποζημιώσεις, το οποίο θα λάβει χώρα στο Μουσείο Ολοκαυτώματος του Δήμου Βιάννου (Αμιράς Βιάννου, 14-16.9.2018).
Θα συμμετάσχουν Αντιστασιακοί, εκπρόσωποι Ενώσεων Θυμάτων και Μαρτυρικών Δήμων από όλη την Ελλάδα, διαπρεπείς επιστήμονες κι εκπρόσωποι επιστημονικών και κοινωνικών φορέων κ.α. Ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον έχει η παρουσία Γερμανών δημοκρατών, που συμμετέχουν στο κίνημα διεκδίκησης των γερμανικών οφειλών: μεταξύ άλλων αναμένεται να δώσουν το παρών οι Ομάδες “AK Distomo” (νομικοί με έδρα το Αμβούργο), “Angreifbare Traditionspflege” (ιστορικοί με έδρα το Βούπερταλ), “Initiative Germany must pay” (με έδρα το Βερολίνο). 
Στο συνέδριο θα παρουσιαστεί η ιστορία του Ολοκαυτώματος της Βιάννου καθώς και των μεγαλύτερων ελληνικών Ολοκαυτωμάτων, θα γίνει διεισδυτική προσέγγιση της προσπάθειας λογοκρισίας και παραχάραξης της ιστορίας της Κατοχής και της Αντίστασης, θα εξεταστούν αναλυτικά οι ιστορικές, πολιτικές και νομικές πτυχές της διεκδίκησης των γερμανικών οφειλών, ενώ θα τεθεί στο μικροσκόπιο των συνέδρων η στάση της γερμανικής κυβέρνησης σήμερα, η οποία καταφεύγει σε νεοαποικιοκρατικές μεθοδεύσεις για την αποδυνάμωση της διεκδίκησης των γερμανικών οφειλών και  την αναθεώρηση της Ιστορίας. Θα επιχειρηθεί, τέλος, η διαμόρφωση ενός οδικού χάρτη πολιτικής, κινηματικής και νομικής διεκδίκησης των γερμανικών οφειλών.
Η τελετή έναρξης του Συνεδρίου θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Παρασκευή 14.9 και ώρα 11.30π.μ. και οι εργασίες του θα ολοκληρωθούν το Σάββατο 15.9.2018 στις 8.00μ.μ. Την έναρξη του Συνεδρίου θα κηρύξει ο Περιφερειάρχης Κρήτης κ. Σταύρος Αρναουτάκης. Την εναρκτήρια ομιλία θα πραγματοποιήσει η Καθηγήτρια του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών Πέπη Ρηγοπούλου, ενώ θα απευθύνει χαιρετισμό προς τους συνέδρους ο Μανώλης Γλέζος. Επίσης θα διαβαστεί μήνυμα του Γενικού Γραμματέα της Παγκόσμιας Ομοσπονδίας Αντιστασιακών και Αντιφασιστών (FIR) Γερμανού Dr. Ulrich Schneider. Μεταξύ των σημαντικών ομιλητών της δεύτερης μέρας του Συνεδρίου ξεχωρίζει η παρουσία του Καθηγητή Σύγχρονης Πολιτικής Ιστορίας του ΑΠΘ Γιώργου Μαργαρίτη. Θα συμμετάσχουν, επίσης, σημαντικοί νομικοί και ιστορικοί της νεότερης γενιάς, καθώς επίσης και βουλευτές και ευρωβουλευτές, μεταξύ των οποίων ο π. Πρόεδρος της Κοινοβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Διεκδίκησης των Γερμανικών Οφειλών Τριαντάφυλλος Μηταφίδης, εκπρόσωποι της Τοπικής Αυτοδιοίκησης κ.α. Σημειώνεται επίσης ότι έχουν κληθεί οι πολιτικοί αρχηγοί των κοινοβουλευτικών και ευρωκοινοβουλευτικών κομμάτων του συνταγματικού τόξου. 
Στο πλαίσιο του Συνεδρίου θα βραβευθούν ο διαπρεπής Γερμανός ιστορικός Dr. Martin Seckendorf (για την πολύτιμη συμβολή του στη μελέτη της Θυσίας της Ελλάδας στην περίοδο της Κατοχής), ο Επίτιμος αρχηγός ΓΕΕΘΑ Μανούσος Παραγιουδάκης (για τη στάση του στην αποκάλυψη του ρόλου του περιβόητου Χάιντς Ρίχτερ), ο ακαδημαϊκός Ιωάννης Παρμακέλης (γλυπτά του οποίου κοσμούν το Πανδημοτικό Ηρώο της Βιάννου και άλλους τόπους Θυσίας στην Κρήτη), καθώς και ο αείμνηστος Γεώργιος Μπαριτάκης (για την προσφορά του στην ανάδειξη του Ολοκαυτώματος της Βιάννου).
Παράλληλα θα πραγματοποιηθούν πολύ ενδιαφέρουσες πολιτιστικές εκδηλώσεις στο χώρο του Πανδημοτικού Ηρώου Βιάννου: 
Την Παρασκευή 14.9.2018 και ώρα 8.00μ.μ.: «Βιάννος - Σεπτέμβρης 1943: μνήμη και ευθύνη»: 
Στο Α΄ μέρος: Η υψίφωνος Λουκία Σπανάκη με συνοδεία πιάνου σε ένα μουσικό οδοιπορικό μνήμης με έργα μεγάλων Ελλήνων και ξένων συνθετών. 
Στο Β΄ μέρος: ο τραγουδιστής Νίκος Ανδρουλάκης ερμηνεύει έργα Ελλήνων δημιουργών. 
Το Σάββατο 15.9.2018 και ώρα 8.00 μμ Πολιτιστική εκδήλωση με τίτλο: «Η τραγωδία της Βιάννου. Κάθαρση πότε;»:
Στο Α΄ μέρος: ο Κάρολος Κουκλάκης και η Ειρήνη Δερέμπεη αντάμα από τα  «Παλαιϊνά Σεφέρια» μάς ταξιδεύουν στο χρόνο και τη γνήσια μουσική παράδοση της Κρήτης.
Στο Β΄ Μέρος: συναυλία Αντιστασιακού & Πολιτικού τραγουδιού με τη Νατάσα Παπαδοπούλου – Τζαβέλα και τον Τάκη Κωνσταντακόπουλο. Συμμετέχουν οι μουσικοί: Μάνος Αβαράκης (φυσαρμόνικα), Δημήτρης Καρβέλης (κιθάρα), Παντελής Μπέσης (μπουζούκι), Μάνος Παπαδάκης (μπάσο).
Οι εκδηλώσεις θα κορυφωθούν την Κυριακή 16 Σεπτεμβρίου, στις 10πμ, στο Ηρώο Ολοκαυτώματος της Βιάννου (Σελί Αμιρά) με την επίσημη τελετή μνήμης.
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          Global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Market Size (Volume and Value) and Growth to 2025 - Lenovo, Aberdeen, Huawei, Contegix, Cisco, Dell      Cache   Translate Page      

Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Market Research Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

This report studies the global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System market status and forecast, categorizes the global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in United States, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and other regions.

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The major manufacturers covered in this report
Lenovo
Aberdeen
Huawei
Contegix
Cisco
Dell
Seagate
Fujitsu
Broadberry
Intel
Curtiss-Wright
Brocade

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
United States
EU
China
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan

We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Spain
Russia
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
1T
2-8T
more than 8T

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
Home Users
Government
Commercial Users

The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze and study the global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
Focuses on the key Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

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Key Stakeholders
Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Manufacturers
Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Subcomponent Manufacturers
Industry Association
Downstream Vendors

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          Market Insights: Global Underground Mining Equipment Market Research Report 2018-2025 : Sandvik, Atlas Copco, Metso, ThyssenKrupp, Volvo      Cache   Translate Page      

Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Underground Mining Equipment Market Research Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

This report studies the global Underground Mining Equipment market status and forecast, categorizes the global Underground Mining Equipment market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, and other regions (India, Southeast Asia, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Underground Mining Equipment is the mining equipment used in the underground. Underground mining is a technique used to access ores and valuable minerals in the ground by digging into the ground to extract them.

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Underground mining involves mineral production by extracting natural resources such as metals, coal, and minerals, including iron ore, titanium, bauxite, and copper, and various non-metallic products from beneath the earths surface. The mining methods required for underground extraction are selected based on parameters such as geographical conditions, spatial and geometric characteristics, the economic value of ore, estimated operational costs, and availability of raw materials. Globally, APAC region generates the highest consumption value, followed by the North America, Europe, South America and Africa. The growing mining activities in developing countries of APAC such as China, India, and Australia, are the major factors influencing the growth of the market. Also, the growing demand from coal industry will drive the underground mining equipment market.

The coal mining sector was the highest revenue generator with over 40.21% market share in 2016, and this growth will continue through the forecast period. The energy industry is a significant end-user of mined coal products, as coal being a vital resource for energy production. Also, following the rapid growth in urbanization and industrialization, the demand for power generation has increased, thus triggering coal mining activities.

The global Underground Mining Equipment market is valued at 17300 million US$ in 2017 and will reach 27400 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% during 2018-2025.

The major manufacturers covered in this report
Caterpillar
Komatsu (Joy Global)
Volvo
Hitachi Construction Machinery
Sandvik
Atlas Copco
Metso
ThyssenKrupp
Liebherr-International
ZMJ
FLSmidth
Doosan Infracore
China Coal Group

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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
Southeast Asia
India

We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Spain
Russia
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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

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
Coal Mining
Metal Mining
Mineral Mining

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The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze and study the global Underground Mining Equipment capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
Focuses on the key Underground Mining Equipment manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Underground Mining Equipment are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

Key Stakeholders
Underground Mining Equipment Manufacturers
Underground Mining Equipment Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
Underground Mining Equipment Subcomponent Manufacturers
Industry Association
Downstream Vendors

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          Latest Trend and Development in Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Market: Lg Chem, Robert Bosch, Alevo Group      Cache   Translate Page      

Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Sales Market Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

This report studies the global Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) market status and forecast, categorizes the global Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) market size (value & volume) by key players, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia India and Other regions (Middle East & Africa, Central & South America).

The argument for energy storage for renewables integration (ESRI) relies on several different factors, including the condition of the local grid, the type and amount of renewable generation, and incentives and subsidies, among others.

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The major players covered in this report
Abb
East Penn Manufacturing
Lg Chem
Robert Bosch
The Aes
Alevo Group
Beacon Power
Byd
Exide Technologies
General Electric

Geographically, this report studies the key regions, focuses on product sales, value, market share and growth opportunity in these regions, covering
United States
Europe
China
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Spain
Russia
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Rest of Middle East & Africa

Complete Table of Content is available at: https://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-energy-storage-for-renewable-energy-grid-integration-esri-sales-market-report-2018.htm/toc

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
Li-ion battery
Lead acid battery
Others

On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate for each application, including
Agriculture
Construction
Power And Water Utility
Real Estate
Journalism
Cinematography
Transportation
Energy Sector

The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze and study the global Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) sales, value, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
To analyze the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, to study the sales, value and market share of top players in these regions.
Focuses on the key Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) players, to study the sales, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

Browse Report Details @ https://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-energy-storage-for-renewable-energy-grid-integration-esri-sales-market-report-2018.htm

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

Key Stakeholders
Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Manufacturers
Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Subcomponent Manufacturers
Industry Association
Downstream Vendors

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          Growth Opportunities in Global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Market Research Report 2025: ABB Ltd., Emerson Electric Co., Hitachi, Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page      

Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Market Professional Survey Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

This report studies the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market status and forecast, categorizes the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and other regions (Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

n the short term, midstream companies are minimally impacted due to low energy prices and a decline in the price of oil. Since contracts in the oil and gas industry are fee-based, most contracts are finalized at fixed rates and contain minimum volume commitments or guarantees of minimum ROI. The augmented implementation of automation solutions, such as SCADA and DCS, to overcome issues like the unstable flow of fluids in pipelines and risers in the midstream infrastructure will lead to the growth of this market over the next four years.

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Another trend influencing this markets growth is the availability of automation solutions on the cloud. In the oil and gas sector, automation solutions are likely to be the next logical step in the evolution of automation technology. By shifting towards cloud-based environments, oil and gas companies can significantly reduce costs, achieve greater flexibility, and enhance functionality. A cloud-based platform shifts the task of maintaining data from the oil and gas service companies to the cloud service provider and eliminates the expenses incurred and problems related to the hardware layer of IT infrastructure for companies.

The global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market is valued at 76900 million US$ in 2017 and will reach 82400 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 1.0% during 2018-2025.

The major manufacturers covered in this report
ABB Ltd.
Emerson Electric Co.
Endress+Hauser AG
Fanuc Corp.
General Electric Co.
Hitachi, Ltd.
Honeywell International Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Rockwell Automation Inc.
Schneider Electric SE
Siemens AG
Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Complete Table of Content is available at: https://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-automation-solutions-in-oil-and-gas-market-professional-survey-report-2018.htm/toc

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
India
Southeast Asia
Other regions (Central & South America, Middle East & Africa)

We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Spain
Russia
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Rest of Middle East & Africa

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
Safety Instrumented System (SIS)
Other Systems

By Application, the market can be split into
Oil
Gas

Browse Report Details @ https://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-automation-solutions-in-oil-and-gas-market-professional-survey-report-2018.htm

The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze and study the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
Focuses on the key Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

Key Stakeholders
Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Manufacturers
Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Subcomponent Manufacturers
Industry Association
Downstream Vendors

About QYResearchReports.com
QYResearchReports.com delivers the latest strategic market intelligence to build a successful business footprint in China. Our syndicated and customized research reports provide companies with vital background information of the market and in-depth analysis on the Chinese trade and investment framework, which directly affects their business operations. Reports from QYResearchReports.com feature valuable recommendations on how to navigate in the extremely unpredictable yet highly attractive Chinese market.

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          Global 3PL in FMCG Market Analysis with Key Players, Trends and Forecasts by 2025: CEVA Logistics, Deutsche Bahn, Nippon Express, DACHSER      Cache   Translate Page      

Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global 3PL in FMCG Market Professional Survey Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

This report studies the global 3PL in FMCG market status and forecast, categorizes the global 3PL in FMCG market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and other regions (Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Food such as staples, dairy products, confectionary, fresh fruits and vegetables, processed foods, fresh and processed meat, and fish are some of the examples in the food category which are transported by the 3PL players.

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The 3PL market in FMCG industry is highly fragmented due to the presence of several international and regional players. 3PL service providers in the market compete intensely based on price, delivery speed, reliability, and supply chain capacity. By offering value-added services, companies would differentiate their service offerings. Several players in the FMCG logistics market are adopting M&A strategies to increase the product portfolio and expand their geographical presence.

The major manufacturers covered in this report
CEVA Logistics
C.H. ROBINSON
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Kuehne + Nagel
Nippon Express
DACHSER
GEFCO
XPO Logistics

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
India
Southeast Asia
Other regions (Central & South America, Middle East & Africa)

Complete Table of Content is available at: https://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-3pl-in-fmcg-market-professional-survey-report-2018.htm/toc

We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Spain
Russia
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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

By Application, the market can be split into
Food
Beverage
Personal Care
Household Care

The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze and study the global 3PL in FMCG capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
Focuses on the key 3PL in FMCG manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of 3PL in FMCG are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

Key Stakeholders
3PL in FMCG Manufacturers
3PL in FMCG Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
3PL in FMCG Subcomponent Manufacturers
Industry Association
Downstream Vendors

About QYResearchReports.com
QYResearchReports.com delivers the latest strategic market intelligence to build a successful business footprint in China. Our syndicated and customized research reports provide companies with vital background information of the market and in-depth analysis on the Chinese trade and investment framework, which directly affects their business operations. Reports from QYResearchReports.com feature valuable recommendations on how to navigate in the extremely unpredictable yet highly attractive Chinese market.

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          Why you need to visit Germany's top vacation spot      Cache   Translate Page      

10 places where you can experience the best of Bavaria          

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          BWW Review: The Doomsday Clock is Ticking. Can Our Personal UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES Save the World?      Cache   Translate Page      

An unexploded ordnance, or UXO, is an explosive weapon that didn't go off when it was deployed but still could. UXOs are buried all over the world, including thousands in Germany left over from WWII.

UXOs are failed weapons of war. But could they also be solutions to our greatest problems?

That's the question that UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES, a genre-defying, thought-provoking piece by Split Britches (i.e., performance duo Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw) seeks to answer. This Dr. Strangelove-inspired show, now running at Artists Rep as part of PICA's Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival, examines how our personal UXOs -- e.g., buried desires, abandoned dreams -- might provide us with new ways of approaching the things that keep us up at night. It may sound a little out there, but difficult problems require creative solutions.

If we're going to use our UXOs to solve our problems, we first have to decide what problem to solve. And who better to ask than the audience members who have arguably seen the most problems in their lifetimes -- the oldest people in the room.

In the show, after an introduction in which we met the two main characters, the President (Lois Weaver) and the General (Peggy Shaw), learned about UXOs, and set our cell phones alarms for 59 minutes (the Doomsday Clock), Weaver lured 10 unsuspecting septua- and octogenarians to the stage using the cleverest method I've ever seen to serve as the "council of elders." To identify the problem to solve, she asked the council what keeps them up at night. All of the answers had something to do with our current political situation.

The rest of the performance consisted of a guided discussion about politics, fear, and whether our buried hopes and desires can help us out of the predicament we're in. The discussion was punctuated by interjections from the General, as well as by music and multimedia projections. After 59 minutes, the cell phone alarms went off and the show was over. Almost -- I think the alarms started earlier than expected the night I went. Also earlier than I wanted.

UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES asks a lot of questions. It doesn't answer them, but what it does do is arguably more important: it starts a conversation. Even the members of the council, who've been on this Earth longer than the rest of us, seemed to think we're entering uncharted territory. Our old ways of thinking aren't going to get us through this. We're going to need a new approach, and that might require us to dig below the surface to see what's buried beneath.

UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES runs through September 12. TBA goes through the 16th. More info here.

Photo credit: Matt Delbridge


          ‘Italian bird smugglers brought species to Malta’      Cache   Translate Page      

A recently arrested Italian gang of bird smugglers are believed to have been involved in bringing protected species to Malta.  Maltese police sources told the Times of Malta that the country was a known destination for smuggled bird species, and a recently uncovered racket in Italy was believed to have ties to the island.  Europol announced on Tuesday that Carabinieri-led investigations had seen two suspects involved in poaching and trafficking of endangered species of birds identified and prosecuted in Italy. The Italian police said the two were involved in collecting nests and protected birds in the central region of Lazio to later sell them on the illegal market. Meanwhile, a Maltese police source said that while the group were believed to have mostly supplied birds to continental European countries like Germany, they were also linked to other gangs in southern Italy through a wide-ranging black market network that had supplied birds to Malta. READ: Maltese poachers caught trying to smuggle birds from Sicily Europol said the operation had resulted in over 50 protected species of birds being rescued, some of which so young that were still featherless, including hawfinches,...
          Comentario en Spotify relanza su categoría “Niños” para promover la importancia de la música en el desarrollo temprano, cerebral y de lenguaje, en los niños por Germany Consultants in Karachi      Cache   Translate Page      
The Indigo child thought was first communicated in the 1982 book Understanding Your Life Through Color, by Nancy Ann Tapper.
          Report details thousands of Catholic abuse cases in Germany since 1946      Cache   Translate Page      
A report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany says 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014, two leading German media outlets have said.
          Blood Collection Market Worth US$ 10.59 Billion to 2022, Driven by Hospitals and Pathology Laboratories      Cache   Translate Page      
(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 13, 2018 ) Top players competing in blood collection market are Haemonetics (US), Fresenius (Germany) Nipro Medical (US), Kawasumi Laboratories (Japan), F.L. Medical (Italy), Greiner Holding (Austria), and Grifols (Spain). BD (US), Medtronic (US), and Terumo (Japan) dominated...
          Babylon Berlin: A Reading & Conversation with Volker Kutscher      Cache   Translate Page      

Babylon Berlin: A Reading & Conversation with Volker Kutscher

Join us for a reading & conversation with the author of the popular Babylon Berlin series, a fast-paced blend of murder and corruption sent in the hedonistic days of 20s and 30s Weimar Germany. The novels follow police inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) as he gets sucked deeper into a sordid, fetishistic world of crime and sex. Volker Kutscher was born in 1962. He studied German, Philosophy and History, and worked as a newspaper editor prior to writing his first detective novel. Babylon Berlin, the start of an award-winning series of novels to feature Gereon Rath and his exploits in late Weimar Republic Berlin, was an instant hit in Germany. The series was awarded the Berlin Krimi-Fuchs Crime Writers Prize in 2011, has sold over one million copies worldwide, and is now a critically acclaimed TV show. Volker Kutscher works as a full-time author and lives in Cologne. A book-signing will follow the event. Moderated by Cathie Jo Martin, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University. Co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Boston.

6:00pm on Wednesday, October 3rd 2018

http://www.bu.edu/european/news/calendar/?eid=216662


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by gossamerica

Related Item: It Happens..

SlikkRikk wrote:


I believe I heard that "@#it Happens" is the title of a German comic strip with these characters in it. So while this title makes sense in Germany, it's completely lost over here and therefore I can't understand why "Anteater Antics" (I thought of that title too) or another similar type wasn't used.


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           Comment on The Zeroth Column: Part 2: The Normalization of Deviance by A. Vickstrom       Cache   Translate Page      
Regarding the Catholic Church's gay hierarchy -it goes without saying that their control of knowledge + demand for celibacy acted as a tool to dumb down the masses. Smart boys would be sent off to monasteries & never have families. Centuries of this behavior dumbed down the populace. <blockquote>is it possible that the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines are not, in fact, a bunch of dedicated patriots – the very definition of patriotism and Americanism – but, in fact, a cabal of traitors – not the best America has to offer, but in fact, the worst?</blockquote? To be brutally honest: there are tens of thousands of US soldiers in Germany & the UK and they are <em>not</em> the best America has to offer. They constantly knock up local girls, bully local men, throw trash everywhere, shout & scream at pubs - basically they act like nignogs (and that includes a good chunk of the White(ish?) ones). Americans who actually live in America are far smarter & more pleasant than the troops sent abroad. Why? Because any American millennial with two brain cells to rub together knows that the US Army isn't heroically defending the USA from 'muh terrorists.' That's what your DOD & intelligence services are for. So what is the US military good for? It's a tool of imperial enforcement. Smart people know this. So you end up with a military filled with goons who have an IQ of 85-105 or so, a few smart guys who were desperate for a job serving as mechanics, some skanks, and then there's the heartless bureaucrats than run the whole thing. Of course, Western Europe's militaries are downright clownish in comparison to the US military because they are not properly funded, armed, or trained. They're akin to the foreign auxiliary troops that the Romans used to support their legionaries.
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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with some rain Wednesday Showers in eastern Spain, some heavy. Drier for the rest of Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. The showers extend through the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Italy should be fair with sunny spells and feeling warm. Showers affecting Greece and Portugal, again some of these will be heavy. France has a mix of sunshine and scattered showers. Cloud and some showery rain extends over northern Germany and the Low Countries. Poland, southern Germany, Austria and Hungary should all be dry with sunny spells. Thundery showers forming in Switzerland. Denmark will be rather cloudy with some showery rain. Breezy with rain and showers in the Baltic States. Finland will be windy with further showers. Drier in Sweden and windy. Norway will be unsettled and windy with rain, some heavy. Very warm or hot across Central and Southern Europe, temperatures typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally exceeding 35C in parts of the south. Becoming progressively cooler further north, especially in the rain over Norway.

Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Lower temperatures sink a little further south into some central parts but the south remains very warm.


          Air India’s Mumbai-Frankfurt flight from October      Cache   Translate Page      
Air India’s Mumbai-Frankfurt flight from October   New Delhi: National carrier Air India will start direct flights from Mumbai to Frankfurt in Germany from October 16. “Air India is set to spread its wings further in the US and European skies from the coming winters. It will launch its much-awaited direct flights on the Mumbai-Frankfurt […]
 
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THE Brexiteer chairman of JD Wetherspoon today revealed his pubs chain will stop selling Jägermeister and French brandies ahead of Britain leaving the EU. Tim Martin said Germany’s Jägermeister, which is Wetherspoons’ third-biggest selling spirit and...
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RYANAIR today faced a pilot and cabin crew strike in Germany, forcing the no-frills airline to cancel 150 out of 400 flights. The Irish carrier axed a number of routes to and from Germany after a “surprise” strike was called, with Ryanair given just...
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          OECD reports adult migrants more likely to be unemployed      Cache   Translate Page      
"Early arrival boosts employment chances

Foreign-born adults with a tertiary-level education who arrived in Germany by the age of 15 have a similar high employment rate to their native-born peers (both around 90 percent). But only 76 percent of those who arrived in Germany at the age of 16 or older have jobs.

Among foreign-born young adults who arrived in Germany at the age of 16 or older, one-third (32 percent) are NEET, compared with only 11 percent of those who arrived by the age of 15.

Read more: Germany debates fate of integrated migrants denied asylum

Native German adults more likely to find employment in Germany

University-educated foreign-born adults have lower employment rates (78 percent) than their native-born peers (91 percent). Across education levels, this is the highest gap in employment rates between foreign-born and indigenous workers.

One-quarter (25 percent) of foreign-born adults have a university or third-level degree, which is almost as high as the share of native-born adults (30 percent). The study did not distinguish between migrants' university qualifications obtained in a foreign country and those awarded in Germany.

The figures may reflect difficulties faced by university-educated immigrant adults in having their education and experience recognized in their host country. The report also suggests the language barrier and discrimination during the search for employment may also be contributing factors.

Disadvantages in education and in the labor market translate into differences in socioeconomic outcomes and overall well-being that transmit from parents to children, said the OSCE in an editorial published alongside the study's results. "

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          Fifteen thousand protest throughout Germany against war, police repression and the fascist right      Cache   Translate Page      

  Fifteen thousand protest throughout Germany against war, police repression and the fascist right By our reporters 12 September 2018 Over the weekend more then 15,000 people protested in different German cities against the neo-Nazi right, police repression, war and social inequality. The largest protest came Saturday, as 10,000 people demonstrated in Hanover against the […]

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          Spare a Thought for Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

Please spare a thought for Venezuela. This, the 33rd largest country in the world and with about 34 million people, the largest proven reserves of oil, the cheapest price of gasoline in the world, and was in 1950 richer than Germany, has fallen on times so hard in this once Latin America's richest country that 75% of the population lost an average of 11 Kg (24 pounds) in weight in one year because of food scarcity. And you might ask: "Why should I care?"

Venezuela is located on the northern coast of South America and shares land borders with Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, as well as Trinidad and Tobago. Officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the country was colonized by Spain in 1522 but gained full independence about 300 years later and 188 years ago, in 1830. Venezuela is a charter member of many important international organizations, including the United Nations (UN), the Organization of American States (OAS), Mercosur (the South American trade bloc), and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), to name a few.

Venezuela is the 10th largest exporter of oil in the world, and its economy is largely based on the petroleum sector, which accounted for over 50% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country in 2015. Thanks to a huge government subsidy program, Venezuela has the cheapest gasoline in the world, costing $0.11 per gallon ($0.03 per litre) in 2014, even after a 6,200% increase!

Give Me Two!

Venezuela's history, although rocky, has had its glorious moments, including periods of political plurality, as well as oil-fueled economic booms that attracted immigrants from near and far (including Europe) into the country. Venezuela has also had dark moments of political turmoil, dictatorships, and economic gloom, because of various domestic and external factors.

Venezuela enjoyed both a relatively stable democracy, and significant economic growth between 1958 and the early 1980s. During this period, politics was dominated by two parties, and government revenues more than doubled after the 1973 Arab-Israeli war resulted in a huge rise in oil prices. Although the boom would soon turn to burst, it lasted long enough for Venezuelans to become known for the phrase "Ta barato, dame dos” ("It's cheap, give me two") as they bought up relatively cheap goods in their travels abroad.

In the early 1980s, the global oil glut brought down crude oil prices, and along with it, the Venezuelan economy. As a result, the country's foreign exchange reserves ran desperately low, as government debt mounted, and in desperation government devalued the currency by 100% on "Black Friday” (February 18, 1983). In addition, government announced an IMF-backed economic reform program which increased fuel, transport, and utilities prices, and lifted the price cap on some basic goods.

As a result, the country was plunged into economic and political crises, with deadly a wave of protests called the Caracazo riots in which an estimated 300 to 3,000 people died. The prevailing conditions also resulted in two unsuccessful coup attempts (in February and November, 1992), by leftist military officers, led by Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías to overthrow the government. Although Chavéz was imprisoned after the first coup attempt, he was pardoned in March 1994, thus enabling him to contest, and win, the 1998 presidential elections.

The Road to Hell

The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. And if anything, Venezuela's current tragic plight proves the adage, given the innocuous and well-intentioned start of the Chavéz-led Bolivarian Revolution.

Following his victory in the 1998 elections, Chavéz embarked on a reform campaign some have termed "institutional engineering” in a bid to consolidate his power and break the 40-year hold the two leading political parties had on Venezuelan politics. Chavéz also implemented "democratic socialist" economic policies, including the redistribution of wealth, land reform, the creating creation of worker-owned cooperatives, and the attainment of food security and food sovereignty. To implement these policies, Chavéz created social programs called Bolivarian Missions and Communes, and 100,000 state-owned cooperatives.

Venezuela suffered an economic downturn in early 2002, and this, coupled with anger about Chavéz's war on the elites, and his alignment with Fidel Castro's Cuba led to an abortive coup against his government in April 2002. That same month, managers at the state petroleum company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), went on a two-month strike over Chavéz's nominations for new members of the company's board of directors. Chavéz had long denounced PDVSA (parent company of Citgo, a US energy company) for its association with the US and business elites. After the collapse of the strike, Chávez fired 18,000 PDVSA employees and replaced them with 100,000 of his supporters, aka Chavistas.

The failed PDVSA management strike enabled Chavéz to take control of the company's coffers to fund his social programs and support his political base. By 2011, some $500 million was siphoned from the PDVSA pension fund to finance government-backed financiers. Such lavish spending inflicted the Dutch Disease on the country, with its fiscal health wrecked, despite increasing exports of, and revenues from oil.

Chavéz's policies were initially helpful, but unsustainable because of the drain on the country's finances. While poverty rates decreased 48.6% in 1999 to 32.1% in 2013, Venezuela had the one of the highest literacy rates in the region, and malnutrition fell from 21% in 1998 to 6% in 2009, price controls led to shortages of goods. Similarly, currency controls, introduced to curb capital flight exacerbated matters by leading to a shortage of foreign exchange, a decline in the value of the Bolivar, and increasing inflation.

Although oil prices increased significantly later in 2002, bringing in huge revenues, Venezuela's economy began to collapse because of what someone called RIDDS: recession, inflation, declining foreign reserves, debt, and shortages. Thus, the huge increase in government spending during the 2012 campaign to re-elect Chavéz ballooned public debt and fiscal deficit. Similarly, the decision to replace trained PDVSA personnel with revolutionaries, and deprive the company of capital decreased oil production, despite increasing levels of proven reserves of oil.

Between 2007 and 2013, inflation grew an annual rate of 27.4% (at least five times the rate for Latin America), scarcity, (especially of food, medicines and essential goods) set in, and foreign reserves fell at an alarming rate of $38 million per day. In short, all indicators pointed to trouble ahead for Venezuela when Chavéz died in March 2013.

Enter Maduro

Following the death of Chavéz, his Vice President and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicolás Maduro Moros, became Interim President. Maduro went on to win the constitutionally-mandated presidential elections in April 2013, and was inaugurated as President on April 19, 2013. A former bus driver who did not complete his high school education, Maduro made up for his lack of the charisma that Chávez, his predecessor and mentor, had by being autocratic and continuing Chávez's populist programs.

Things got worse in a hurry. Annual inflation increased from 29.4% in April 2013 to 61.5% a year later. Hyperinflation (i.e. monthly inflation rate exceeds 50%) set in in 2016 when inflation reached an annual rate of 800%, and the economy contracted almost 19%. By September 2016, 15% of Venezuelans were eating discarded food they picked from dumpsites.

In 2017, inflation reached 4,000%, as Venezuelans lost average of 11 Kg (24 pounds) because of food shortages, and 90% of them lived in poverty. To make matters worse, the US government slapped sanctions on Maduro in a bid to prevent him from raising additional funds. Last month, Venezuela's annual inflation rate reached a staggering 200,000%, meaning that prices increase by that much since August 2017. In addition, corruption and crime increased, and people took to the streets to protest against the difficult conditions they were enduring.

President Maduro tried every trick in the book to arrest the country's slide into chaos by increasing the minimum wage four times between April 2014 and July 2015, changing the method of calculation of inflation, introducing a crypto currency, the Petro, as well as devaluing and re-denominating the currency by cutting five zeros from it. Nothing worked.

In exasperation, Venezuelans have been voting with their feet, with an estimated 1.6 million of them having fled their country since 2015, according to the UN agency for migration. The majority of these migrants are professionals and the middle class, thereby depriving the country of much-needed human capital. The mass emigration of Venezuelans has also strained neighboring countries (especially Colombia and Peru, which have taken in almost 1 million, and over 400,000 Venezuelans, respectively), and provided graphic images to a global audience. About two weeks ago, a Summit of 13 Latin American countries agreed to reduce restrictions on Venezuelan migrants, and appealed for more international aid to enable them deal with the inflow of Venezuelans, which Venezuela's president Maduro said was "normal."

Who Cares?

Venezuela's economic meltdown should be of concern to many, including those in the Internet infrastructure industry. With one chicken costing 14 million Bolivars (about $2.2), and banks out of cash, it is easy to imagine how difficult it would be to register or renew the registration of a domain name, or purchase a certificate of authority, not to mention buy hardware such as servers. Such challenges impact many people and issues such as online privacy and safety, as well as security, both within and outside Venezuela.

Venezuela should also be a cause for concern because it has been a major source of funding for developing countries, especially in development cooperation among developing countries in the global South (the so-called South-South cooperation). Between 2000 and 2011, Venezuela spent $7.6 billion (in 2009 USD) on development finance in other countries. In addition, Venezuela initiated the Petrocaribe alliance which provides oil at concessionary terms to its 17 member countries, many of them from CARICOM, the 15-member Caribbean economic community.

Despite the unimaginable difficulties faced by Venezuelans, they continue to make significant contributions to the maintenance of the global Internet infrastructure as well as the policy development processes that underpin it. The Venezuelan ccTLD, .VE is an important part of the Internet infrastructure, along with copies of the F and L root servers. Earlier this year, the .VE ccTLD was reported to have had an additional 48,000 domain names registered compared to a year earlier. This increase, however, is probably due to the high-handed methods of the Venezuelan government which banned the use of all non-.VE domains in the country.

In partnership with the Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre (LACNIC), Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), and ICANN, Venezuela installed copies of the F- and L-root servers in 2006, and 2015, respectively, thereby helping increasing the resilience of the Internet infrastructure in the region. Venezuela's contribution to the global Internet infrastructure includes the ALBA-1 fiber cable which connects Venezuela, Cuba and Jamaica to the Internet. Other international sub-marine cable projects Venezuela is connected to include the Americas-1 South, the Americas-II, Arcos-1, the Atlantica-1/GlobeNet, and the PAC.

Besides hardware and hard cash, Venezuela also contributes to the global Internet by participating in ICANN, and other similar regional and international organizations. Venezuela has been a member of ICANN's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) since 2014, is a member of the CCNSO as well as ALAC, and its regional structure in Latin America and the Caribbean, LACRALO. Venezuelans also contribute to the work of Internet-related regional organizations such as LACNOG and LACNIC, work in the DNS industry, and have an Internet Society (ISOC) Chapter.

What Now?

In view of the difficult economic situation in Venezuela and the contribution of the country and its people to the global Internet, it is fair to contemplate what can and should be done to support them. Clearly, support from the international community should be coordinated, and tailored to the missions of various organizations or partner providing such support.

Venezuelans themselves should take the lead in the developing a support program or programs. In this regard, organizations such as ICANN and ISOC, along with international development partners (e.g. World Bank, and the ITU), should work with Venezuelans, as well as regional partners (e.g. LACNIC) to develop a support program to address current needs and plan for the recovery of the Venezuelan economy.

Although this might be easier said than done given that the US is hell-bent on regime change in Venezuela, the old adage that there's a way where there's a will applies. ICANN, for example, can help in a number of ways including travel support to enable Venezuelans attend the organization's meetings and providing them additional slots in ICANN'S Fellowship and Future Leaders programs.

ICANN can also support the Venezuelan Internet infrastructure and DNS industry players, including ISPs, registrars, the .VE ccTLD registry, and operators of root server copies. ICANN, ISOC, and the DNS industry outside Venezuela can hire Venezuelans who are or have been active in these communities but were forced to leave their country because of the difficult circumstances prevailing there.

No Condition is Permanent

Venezuela's present predicament is a good reason to recall the Nigerian proverb: No condition is permanent! As tough as things are, they will get better. Just as the United States, which once paid tributes to Barbary (aka Ottoman) corsairs based in Tripoli, Libya, can now choose when and how to lord over that country, Venezuela will one day rise from these ashes. This is a great time to leave a lasting legacy on the minds of Venezuelans, especially the younger generation, and all hands should be on deck to help them wade through their present difficulties. So, when next you get in the mood to sing What a Wonderful World, please spare a thought for Venezuela.

Written by Katim S. Touray, International Development Consultant, and ICT for development advocate


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Reality Check: Are migrants driving crime in Germany?#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 The far-right AfD party alleges illegal migrants were responsible for 447 killings in Germany last year. Reported by BBC News 3 hours ago.
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Merkel: Germany must respond to chemical weapon useBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested Wednesday that Germany must be prepared to respond if chemical weapons are used in war zones, remarks that come amid a debate over possible military involvement in the Syrian conflict.



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After appearing to question the authenticity of a video showing a foreigner being chased during anti-immigrant protests, Germany’s head of domestic intelligence was called before Parliament. Reported by NYTimes.com 2 hours ago.
          Eternal Reich: Audio Insurgency 19 – ER 091218      Cache   Translate Page      
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This week’s Audio Insurgency sets off at a pace from the very first track with Elessar, who has really been showing how versatile he is recently. Houseschwitz then goes into overdrive with one of the few tunes on his ‘Glorious Master Rave’ album that doesn’t feature Adolf Hitler samples. All this dance-floor mayhem builds us up nicely for a new release from Stormking, his first for quite a while due to injury and you know it’s him right from the second those synth drums begin and the bass kicks in. Add guitar solo and hand claps and you have another Stormking classic that almost makes up for his absence.

Wolf212 winds things down with an ambient selection featuring Millennial Woes talking about how he became an anti-Semite, smoothly blending into the orchestral sounds of the Decency.

The heavenly harmonies of Too Much Gold start the guitar section off before handing over to Staatsfeind with their soundtrack to the recent Chemnitz demonstrations. A whole album has been released already by bands inspired by those events in Germany and we have two tunes from another movement compilation tonight as well, Reconquista Germanica, which is full of trad folk tunes guaranteed to get you in the mood for a White revolution. If you don’t turn the volume up for these two then you have forgotten what it means to live.

How can you follow something like that? Macht & Ehre do their best with a menacing piece of viking rock full of cascading twin guitar melodies that gets your head nodding and your feet tapping despite not understanding the language it’s sung in.

Landser have the penultimate slot with their laid-back singalong ‘Nordland’ showing how the simplest arrangements can sometimes be the most effective, while White Man’s Burden returns to finish the podcast off with a song about the hypocrisy and double standards that we see all around us.

Elessar and Wolf212 are on Youtube
Stormking is on Bandcamp
The Decency, Too Much Gold & White Man’s Burden are at Soundcloud
Housechwitz, Staatsfeind, SDF, Reconquista Germanica & Macht & Ehre are at 88.nsm
01:03 Elessar - The Fire Rises - NEW
05:47 Houseschwitz – Ressurection - NEW
09:10 Stormking - Abyssal Wayfarer - NEW
12:36 Wolf212 – Truth - NEW
14:58 The Decency – Desire - NEW
18:55 Too Much Gold – Strangers - NEW
22:40 Staatsfeind – Skinheads Chemnitz - NEW
25:58 SDF – Altermann - NEW
33:10 Reconquista Germanica – Soldnerschwein - NEW
37:33 Reconquista Germanica – Des Geyers Schwartzer Hauffen - NEW
43:30 Macht & Ehre - Es Muss Noch Starker Kommen - NEW
48:33 Landser – Nordland – RERELEASE
52:20 White Man’s Burden – Let Me Get This Straight - NEW
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          Germany’s top spy under spotlight amid rise of far-right      Cache   Translate Page      
Secret services typically work away from the limelight, but Germany’s top domestic spy, Hans-Georg Maassen, has repeatedly crashed into the public eye, with his latest ...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley slammed Moscow on Thursday and joined France, Germany and Canada in supporting Britain's assessment that Russian officers were behind a nerve agent attack in March on a former Russian spy and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. ...
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          "The Great Divergence"      Cache   Translate Page      
"The Great Divergence"
by Brian Maher

"A hinge, somewhere within the financial machinery, has given way… The pretty mainstream tale of “synchronized global recovery” has been reduced to a sad jest. Even its loudest drummers can only cough behind their hands. American markets once again trade at or near record highs - it is true. But overseas markets are in a bad way…

The Chinese stock market is down 25% from its early-year high. It has therefore officially entered bear market country (a 20% decline). The Japanese stock market is down 12% over the same space - an official correction. And German stocks? Down 17% and risking a bear market all their own. Foreign orders for German capital goods have plunged 12% over the past seven months - an ill omen for Europe perhaps. Meantime, we are told that 809 of 1,150 emerging-market stocks are down 20% or more.

Observe below how the S&P 500 marched in step with global stocks until this spring. 
Then note the subsequent divergence:
Something’s not right… Bank of America claims this divergence "is reaching levels normally only exceeded in bear markets." To what strange arts do we attribute this parting of courses? What subtle alchemy is at work?

Perhaps we need look no further than 2051 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20418. That of course is the address of the Eccles Building... home to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.  The Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates since December 2015. Meantime, many global interest rates still wallow in negative figures.

Capital flows to where it is treated best. And at present, global capital is pouring into American markets… where it is treated grandly in comparison. As the folks at Phoenix Capital explain: "The Fed policies of raising rates is making the U.S. extremely attractive to capital. Today, the yield on short-term U.S. debt is over 2%. This is happening at a time when most of the world is still posting negative yields."

Put simply, the Fed is making U.S. debt extremely attractive to capital… at a time when other nations are punishing their debtholders. As a result of this, capital is moving into the U.S., propping up our markets while the rest of the world collapses. The trend may only accelerate - in the short run at least. The Federal Reserve’s so-called Open Market Committee meets less than two weeks from today. The market is currently placing the odds of a rate hike at 96.8% - in favor. Why it is not 96.7% or 96.9% is a mystery we are unable to penetrate.  But the business appears all but certain.

Meantime, the Federal Reserve has been hacking into its balance sheet since October last. Our agents inform us it gouged nearly $70 billion from the books in August alone - its largest reduction to date. The effect of this quantitative tightening is to siphon additional capital from overseas markets. Bank of America's Barnaby Martin, for example, asserts that quantitative tightening: "Is having the effect of pulling global capital out of those pockets of the economy that were the big beneficiaries of the post-[financial crisis] reach for yield."

American markets have been the beneficiaries of the directional flow… while overseas markets are on the skids.  But how long can this divergence endure?

In today’s vastly interlocked world, the butterfly flaps its wings somewhere and a storm rages half a world away.

Can U.S. markets retain their immunity to overseas effects? “The economy, globally, is slowing down from the fringes and going to the core,” as Hans Redeker, head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, recently warned. Continued Redeker: "When you see a risk in emerging markets rolling over, and you have this concentration of liquidity in the U.S., you know that the next market that is going to give in is the equity market of the United States of America."

Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group, agreed with the somber assessment: "It’s hard to think that S&P 500 companies are going to be somehow immune to the slowdown we’re clearly seeing in China and the rest of Asia and also throughout Europe and Latin America."

Incidentally, nearly half the profits of S&P corporations originate abroad. We explained after last month’s Turkish contretemps that an emerging-markets crisis might not impact American shores for nearly four months - if history is a guide. That would place landfall in November or December. Regardless, things will turn the other way - eventually.  But as always, nothing happens… until it happens.

Below, Jim Rickards shows you how the dollar is becoming a victim of its own success. “Be careful what you wish for,” Jim warns. What does he mean? Read on."
"The Dollar Is Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success"
By Jim Rickards

"Turkey’s economic problems are well-known. President Erdoğan has appointed relatives and cronies to key economic policy positions. This has caused a loss of independence of the central bank and a loss of confidence in the stability of the currency, the Turkish lira.  The lira collapse has triggered hyperinflation and a stock market crash. Bond yields are soaring. This domestic crisis has the potential for global contagion because Turkey has almost $500 billion in dollar-denominated external debt, which it cannot pay if exports and tourism dry up. 

In addition, the U.S. and Turkey are in a trade war, partly due to Turkey’s detention of a U.S. minister who was traveling in Turkey. Other clashes are emerging with NATO while Turkey is warming up to Russia and Iran with regard to its interests in Syria.  In short, the Turkish economy is a mess and relations with the U.S. are near an all-time low. Still Turkey has one more rabbit to pull out of its hat. 

President Erdoğan has now declared his goal of abandoning the U.S. dollar in Turkey’s commerce with its trading partners.  Erdoğan sees a way to buy and sell with Russia and China in rubles or yuan. Turkey has also been stockpiling gold, which it can use to settle balance of payments deficits and to back up a new currency, if needed.  Pursuit of these non-dollar alternatives suggests it’s just a matter of time before Turkey closes its capital account and reneges on its dollar-denominated debt.  Standing alone, Turkey is not a huge part of the global trading and payments system. But, it could start a trend toward non-dollar transactions that other countries can follow.

The dollar is the most powerful weapon in the U.S. arsenal. The U.S. uses the dollar strategically to reward friends and punish enemies. The use of the dollar as a weapon is not limited to trade wars and currency wars, although the dollar is used tactically in those disputes. The dollar is much more powerful than that. The dollar can be used for regime change by creating hyperinflation, bank runs and domestic dissent in countries targeted by the U.S. The U.S. can depose the governments of its adversaries, or at least blunt their policies without firing a shot. The U.S. also uses the dollar to force its enemies into fronts, crude barter or the black market if they want to do business.

So you must think of the dollar in geopolitical terms, not just a unit of account. The dollar constitutes about 60% of global reserves, 80% of global payments and almost 100% of global oil transactions. Transacting on the world stage means transacting in dollars.

But importantly, the U.S. not only controls the dollar itself. It controls the dollar payments system itself. A dollar payment going from a bank in Shanghai to another bank in Sydney runs through one of these U.S.-controlled payments systems. In short, the dollar is the oxygen supply for world commerce and the U.S. can cut off your oxygen whenever it wants.

Meanwhile, U.S. economic sanctions are being applied like never before.  Current targets include North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Iran, Turkey, China, Russia, and Venezuela. Several other countries are under consideration for tariffs and sanctions or on a waiting list. These sanctions are highly effective. The Iranian economy almost imploded in 2013 under prior sanctions and is imploding against today under new sanctions imposed by President Trump. 

Yet, those policymakers in Washington imposing sanctions are ignoring the admonition, “Be careful what you wish for.” U.S. sanctions success is generating a backlash that could undermine the role of the dollar in the long-run.  For every action there is a reaction. America’s adversaries realize how vulnerable they are to dollar-based sanctions. In the short run, they have to grin and bear it. They’re fully invested in the dollar both in their reserves and in the desire of their largest companies like Gazprom (Russia) and Huawei (China) to become major global players.

But our adversaries and so-called allies are already envisioning a world where the dollar is not the major reserve and trade currency. In the longer run, Russia, China, Iran, Turkey and others are working flat-out to invent and implement nondollar transactional currencies and independent payments systems. This will not involve dead-end cryptocurrencies like bitcoin but entirely new utility tokens and cryptos. Imagine something like a putincoin and you’ll be on the right track.

China is pushing its trade counterparties to accept Chinese yuan as payment for goods and services. The yuan is a small part of global payments today (about 2%) but the yuan may get a boost as the U.S. sanctions on Iran kick in. China is Iran’s biggest customer for oil, and if U.S. sanctions prohibit dollar payments for Iranian oil, then Iran and China may have no choice but to transact in yuan.

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has already announced efforts to put its world money, the special drawing right, SDR, on a distributed ledger. This would make the SDR a global cryptocurrency for settling balance of payments transactions among China, Russia and other IMF members, also without reliance on the dollar payments system.

Alongside the new money in cryptocurrencies, there is the oldest form of money, which is gold. The use of gold is the ideal way to avoid U.S. financial warfare. Gold is physical so it cannot be hacked. It is completely fungible (an element, atomic number 79) so it cannot be traced. Gold can be transported in sealed containers on airplanes so movements cannot be identified through wire transfer message traffic or satellite surveillance. There is good evidence that Iran currently pays for North Korean weapons technology with gold, and good reason to expect that future Chinese payments for Iranian oil will be made at least partly in gold.

Imagine a three-way trade in which North Korea sells weapons to Iran, Iran sells oil to China and China sells food to North Korea. All of these transactions can be recorded on a blockchain and netted out on a quarterly basis with the net settlement payment made in gold shipped to the party with the net balance due. That’s a glimpse of what a future nondollar payments system looks like.

Russia is the most active opponent of U.S. sanctions. Right now, Russia is being sanctioned with tariffs, account freezes, penalties and capital market bans because of its actions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. This has had some negative impact on the Russian economy, but Russia is fighting back.  Russia has sold off most of its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities and vastly reduced its dollar-denominated reserve holdings. At the same time, Russia has tripled its gold reserves in the past ten years and now has more gold in its official reserves than China. 

In fact, Russia is the fifth largest gold holder of any nation after the U.S., Germany, France and Italy. Relative to the size of its economy, Russia has the most gold in the world. These gold holdings insulate Russia from dollar-based sanctions and protect Russia from dollar inflation.  Why would a country put 20% of its reserves into gold unless it expected gold to be a major part of the international monetary system in the future? It wouldn’t. Russia not only expects gold to be part of the system, it is in strong position to make that happen by working with China, Turkey and Iran in what I call the new “Axis of Gold.”

No one country can erase the dollar’s advantage by itself, but collectively these actors can build a non-dollar based payments system and non-dollar reserves that escape the reach of U.S. sanctions. This movement has started small but could gain momentum suddenly and unexpectedly.  The bottom line is that the weaponized dollar will soon be a victim of its own success. 

While the U.S. was bullying the world with dollars, the world was quietly preparing a new nondollar system. The U.S. wanted diplomatic and military clout and it got it with the dollar. But as the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.”
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September 11, 2018
On Sunday, August the  26th, a young man with cuban roots was allegedly stabbed by two refugees in Chemnitz. He was an antifascist that had liked Facebook pages like „Fuck Nazis“. Despite these facts, this sparked Nazis, fascists, hooligans and many other „patriots“ to march the streets in the hundreds for the next two days, resembling a pogrom, because they mourned a „german that had been killed by refugees“.
During these protests and in the following week there were many antifascists counter demonstrations called „Chemnitz Nazifrei“ (Chemnitz free of Nazis). On Monday, September 3rd, multiple famous Punk and Hip Hop artists organized a concert against these fascist marches called #wirsindmehr (there are more of us) in the city.Around 65.000 people attended the free concert against racism and many antifascist slogans were shouted.
The singer of the band "Kraftklub" said before performing: "We're not naive. We're not under the illusion that you hold a concert and then the world is saved," he said. "But sometimes it's important to show that you're not alone.".

There are not only some "Nazi-groups" on the streets in Chemnitz, the state rascism especially in the last years produced a situation like this. The fascists on the street have no opposite interest than the german imperialist state. It's not only a struggle against "Nazis", it's a struggle against Imperialism and fascism

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Well, this was not entirely unexpected at this point, but in the EU Parliament earlier today, they voted to end the open web and move to a future of a licensed-only web. It is not final yet, as the adopted version by the EU Parliament is different than the (even worse) version that was agreed to by the EU Council. The two will now need to iron out the differences and then there will be a final vote on whatever awful consolidated version they eventually come up with. There will be plenty to say on this in the coming weeks, months and years, but let's just summarize what has happened.

For nearly two decades, the legacy entertainment industries have always hated the nature of the open web. Their entire business models were based on being gatekeepers, and a "broadcast" world in which everything was licensed and curated was perfect for that. It allowed the gatekeepers to have ultimate control -- and with it the power to extract massive rents from actual creators (including taking control over their copyright). The open web changed much of that. By allowing anyone to publicize, distribute and sell works by themselves, directly to end users, the middlemen were no longer important.

The fundamental nature of the internet was that it was a communications medium rather than a broadcast medium, and as such it allowed for permissionless distribution of content and communication. This has always infuriated the legacy gatekeepers as it completely undermined the control and leverage they had over the market. If you look back at nearly every legal move by these gatekeepers over the last twenty five years concerning the internet, it has always been about trying to move the internet away from an open, permissionless system back towards one that was a closed, licensed, broadcast, curated one. There's historical precedence for this as well. It's the same thing that happened to radio a century ago.

For the most part, the old gatekeepers have not been able to succeed, but that changed today. The proposal adopted by the EU Parliament makes a major move towards ending the open web in the EU and moving to a licensed, curated one, which will limit innovation, harm creators, and only serve to empower the largest internet platforms and some legacy gatekeepers. As Julia Reda notes:

Today’s decision is a severe blow to the free and open internet. By endorsing new legal and technical limits on what we can post and share online, the European Parliament is putting corporate profits over freedom of speech and abandoning long-standing principles that made the internet what it is today.

The Parliament’s version of Article 13 (366 for, 297 against) seeks to make all but the smallest internet platforms liable for any copyright infringements committed by their users. This law leaves sites and apps no choice but to install error-prone upload filters. Anything we want to publish will need to first be approved by these filters, and perfectly legal content like parodies and memes will be caught in the crosshairs.

The adopted version of Article 11 (393 for, 279 against) allows only “individual words” of news articles to be reproduced for free, including in hyperlinks – closely following an existing German law. Five years after the ‘link tax’ came into force in Germany, no journalist or publisher has made an extra penny, startups in the news sector have had to shut down and courts have yet to clear up the legal uncertainty on exactly where to draw the line. The same quagmire will now repeat at the EU level – no argument has been made why it wouldn’t, apart from wishful thinking.

This is a dark day for the open internet in the EU... and around the world. Expect the same gatekeepers to use this move by the EU to put pressure on the US and lots of other countries around the world to "harmonize" and adopt similar standards in trade agreements.

I know that many authors, musicians, journalists and other content creators cheered this on, incorrectly thinking that was a blow to Google and would magically benefit them. But they should recognize just what they've supported. It is not a bill designed to help creators. It is a bill designed to prevent innovation, lock up paths for content creators to have alternatives, and force them back into the greedy, open arms of giant gatekeepers.



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Duty and Determination

Members of the 1st Marine Brigade - Korea 1950

Happiness is having a purpose.

Some lack that in life.

We all lack that sometimes.


Our country needs a purpose.

We all need a purpose.  Heck, even dogs need a purpose otherwise they'd be bored and misbehave.

It was a summertime picnic.  It was in Weissport, at Jacob's United Church of Christ.  And despite its long traditions and its 175-year history, one of the oldest in Carbon County, the attendance at their annual picnic was surprisingly low.  Even lower than previous low years.  

The older members reminisced about the 'old days' when it was large families plus their extended families all in attendance.  The bounty of food that seemed to multiply, the homemade root beer and mint tea, the singalongs that went on and on.


Bob Getz, a sergeant with the 517th Heavy Maintenance Co. Field Army during WWII, lamented.  He said our towns, our church, even our country, were lacking purpose.  "As much as I hate to say it," he went on, "what this country needs is something to rally around, like we did in the war."

That was August 2001, one month before 9/11.

Some Commonalities: Many times, men and women who enlist do so for a sense of purpose.  Many veterans I've interviewed, including my father, all say something similar, "What else was I going to do?"  

Obviously on at least an underlying level, there was a sense of duty and of patriotism.  

During this presentation, we will look at other commonalities of service.

Buddies – 
That's what Buddies do - Gene Holland (r) and Murphy washing
Holland's car before leave.  At one point during his time at
Camp Pendleton, Randy and his buddies bought a car together.
It is unclear if this is that car.

Buddies sign up together, they buy a car together to drive home for leave, they cajole each other, they will argue with each other like siblings, but they will always, fight for each other.  (Before the Korean outbreak, my dad and some of his Camp Pendelton buddies, including Gene Holland, bought a car together and they were going to drive it cross country for leave.  

But the car kept nickel and diming them into debt, each man paying his fair share, and eventually the idea and the car ownership vanished.  One anxious letter he wrote home defending the idea to his parents:





  • Samples of Letters Home from Randy Rabenold - Before the war, from Camp Pendleton, CA: "You'd think the way you talk that we're driving thru hell on a go-cart.  DONT WORRY ABOUT ME!" and from Korea: "P.S. Don't worry about me.  I am very safe behind this thirty cal...".


Letters Home

       
Love letters, last letters, letters saying not to worry.  Letters with white lies, telling them they are safe.  Letters and now phone calls, telling their family they are safe and completely out of harm’s way and letters that warned against gossip.  (See an alternate version of "Loose Lips Sink Ships" at the bottom of the letter from Ezra Kreiss.)
Ezra Kreiss was lost in the English Channel on a training run leading up to D-Day.  For more on his story, click here.



 The letter no one wants to get - Ezzie Kreiss, KIA.




Walter Haydt, of Union Hill, was also KIA/Missing in Action.  You can read his story by clicking here.

Bobby Kipp was the one Bulldog who didn’tmake it home.  Don Blauch remembers he and Bobby were on the transport ship to Korea together.  It was a typical Pacific summer and they both found it too hot to sleep below deck.  So the two friends found a life boat they sleep in each night, out under the stars.  Don Blauch told me how the spoke through the night, talking about girls, their former glory on the football gridiron, to their hopes, dreams and fears.  George and Dorothy received one of those letters as well.  Their only child.  They received one last letter from Bobby dated the same day he died.

Duty and Determination
My grandmother was Rebecca Nothstein, the great, great granddaughter of Lt. Peter Nothstein who fought with General Sullivan and served for more than 5 years of the Revolutionary War.  

Washington was trying to hold onto New York early in the war after Bunker Hill.  Sullivan and his men were pinned down, getting decimated by the Hessians.  Many were surrendering and being taken prisoner.  Peter Nothstein had the gumption to sling his musket across his back, and to swim across the Long Island sound to the safety of Washington’s retreating army from Manhattan.

Clarence Smoyer is here with us today.  He was and still is a very humble man, but in the thick of the fight, he was a determined marksman in his new Pershing Tank.  His three quick, successive shots changed the course of a battle that changed the course of the war.  He was a true ace in destroying 5 armored vehicles.  

His stopping the German Panzer in the the Battle of Cologne is one of the most famous films of WWII.  When Cologne fell, it was Germany’s fourth largest city, and the first taken by our American forces.  (Mr. Smoyer, born in Parryville and grew up in Forest Inn,  was present at the service today.  A national book is soon to be released, "Spearhead" by Adam Makos, click here to order.  You can read about Smoyer's Cologne battle here.  You can watch the film footage  featuring interviews with Smoyer here.  Clarence Smoyer interviewed on History Channel.)

Lehighton's Major Randy Fritz, Spike Long, and Clarence
Smoyer on Memorial Day at the American Legion with the
author Ron Rabenold.


Of course these were young men.  Letters from Sweethearts were important.  Don Blauch had many penpals.  Here are a few


Here is Gustav Schaffer and Clarence Smoyer reunited in Germany.  Gustav was a member of the Panzer tank crew
destroyed by Smoyer in his Pershing.  Upon meeting Gustav, Clarence said, "Well I guess we can now be friends."Click here to watch a video featuring both Smoyer and Schaffer.



These are just some of the letters Don Blauch collected during his service years.  He told me he never met any of them.
The ladies on the car above were from Texas, the lady in the dark suit was from Alabama.  The lady in top right and bottom center was Cecelia Ament from New Jersey.  Don told me he would take an extra pen-pal from the home town of his service buddies.  He had an extensive collection of these pen-pal letters in a trunk in his basement.

The Birds and the Bees – Truth and Fiction

One truth, one myth –

“It is better to fight the enemy you know than you don’t know.” - After less than a month of duty, in September 1862, at the Battle of Antietam, the war’s bloodiest 2-day battle, the green recruits of the 132nd PA were given the necessary courage to charge into the Confederate line because they were being chased by a swarm of bees.

“A bird in the hand…” - During the first day at the Battle of Gettysburg, up on Oak Ridge, PA’s 90th Regiment was being outnumbered in close fighting.  While the concussions of ordinance reverberated the air, a simple nest of young robins was dislodged from the safety of the tree.   With momma bird squawking to bring her peeps back together, a soldier from the 90thPA Regiment braved a storm of bullets to gather up the peeps into the nest and place it back onto the limb it fell from.

In researching the dedication of the 90th Regiment monument, there is no mention of the birds' nest story.  In fact, the nest is referred to as a dove's nest, a dove representing peace and the backpack hung on the tree to show that the soldier's day was over, symbolic of the peace that followed the war.  It appears that the bird story has been passed down from tour guide to tour guide at Gettysburg.  I myself heard this story from a guide on a tour of the battlefield back in the 1990s.

The Dogs of War - “Sexy” & “Sallie Ann”

Sallie Ann - Started as a pup with the 11thReg as they trained on the fairgrounds near West Chester.  She was said to have made several reviews with the men in front of Abe Lincoln.  

They said she had no fear in battle and often stayed with the wounded and dying men at Gettysburg.  During the first day, she was separated from the retreating men from Oak Ridge.  However, when the dust cleared after the third day it was discovered that she had stayed back on Oak Ridge, comforting the men from the 11th who were wounded.  

She made it to February 1865, just two months shy of the end of the war, she was killed by bullets under heavy fire.  The men buried her on the spot.
"Sexy" - The most traveled dog in the Marine Corps.

     "Sexy" was Born in China, taken to Guam in 1949, marched with the Division Band in Guam, taken to Camp Pendleton 1949-1950, "recruited" and taken to Korea by Marine Bob Neubert.  She made the Inchon Landing, protected the Kimpo Airstrip, and barked at Bob Hope during a USO show at Woson.  He was lost at the Chosin in December 1950.

Sacrifice and Deprivation - Near Total Annihilation 

Speaking of Chosin – My father missed it, but most of his outfit did not.  Dad was sent home because his father died.  After spending part of October and much November at home, they called him back and was crossing the Sea of Japan just as our men were cut off and surrounded by the Chinese at the Chosin Reservoir.  He and some loose company of others were about ready to be sent in to help break through to break the men out.  Lucky for dad, our men were able to get out themselves.  

But it came at high cost.  The 1st Marines had to break through the overwhelming numbers of Chinese just to join up with other pockets of men similarly surrounded.  Not enough people realize how desperate this battle was.  The Marine Corps places this battle inside their top 3 most desperate battles ever fought (Imagine what you know of Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, the Hue, and the second Fallujah.).  It was the closest they ever came to total annihilation.  

Dad remembers the bitter cold and the 1,000 yard stares of the men.  Some of his 1stDivision buddies didn’t make it out.  Francis Eugene "Gene" Holland was one of them.

He always says, the timing of his dad’s death saved his life.


Moses Mertz of Mahoning Valley listed  “weak heart” on his WWI Draft card.  According to Chester Mertz, a WWII veteran and nephew of Moses, Moses had such a strong sense of homesickness, that his heart gave out, just one month before the end of the war.


Deprivation and underwear - The First Marines during September and October of 1950 in Korea had been engaged with the enemy non-stop.  So much so, not only had few even had chance to bathe in two months, most didn’t even have the chance to change their underwear.  Once the men began to establish some stability at an area in Korea known as the “Bean Patch.”  The crusty uniforms literally needed to be scrapped off their bodies.  There was never any consideration of keeping and washing these clothes.  Underwear and all were burned in a large bonfire onsite, as new uniforms had arrived.

Speaking of unmentionables: Underwear and a Purpose in Life – Our servicemen fought side-by-side with some British troops in Korea.  Many atrocities were committed against these prisoners.  

Many got homesick and gave up.  The British soldiers noticed something unique about the American GI’s compared to their more austere behavior:  The Americans were far more emotional.  They had ups and downs, like when a new POW arrived whom the men knew, they hugged and cheered and laughed and cried at their reunion.  Some wistfully spoke of the fine dinner they would have once they were liberated and back home, but they’d skip their meal of cattle slop sorghum and millet.  These men were the most prone to what the Brits called Give-Up-It is”….

Randy Rabenold's band mates who survived
Chosin with British Commandos.  Francis
Eugene "Gene" Holland died there
7 December 1950.


A delegation of men would spot this and get tough with these men, saying, “If you don’t eat, you don’t shit, if you don’t shit, you die.”  One of those British officers was Lt Bill Cooper of Northumberland Fusiliers – He credits his survival under the harsh Korean camps with his frame of mind.  Each day, he woke up, and demanded this of himself, by saying to himself: “What worthwhile thing are you going to do today?”  His answer?  To wash the soiled, ghastly rags the men who were crippled with dysentery wore as underwear.  Each day, Lt Cooper washed and cared for the men who most needed it.  It was his sense of purpose in life, no matter how ghastly, that kept him going.
My Dad, Randy Rabenold is labeled #5 here.  #6 is Sandy Scaffidi pictured here and above.  Scaffidi endured Chosin while Randy was just re-crossing the Sea of Japan from bereavement leave at home.

         



IRA Smith from New Tripoli,Kistler Valley – I learned of Ira’s story after finding this picture in a book published in May 1945.  He was shot in the hand at the Battle of the Bulge and taken prisoner. The German surgeon taunted the bullet in his face and happily showed Ira he was hit by an American bullet.  

Then he and other POWs were taken to a warehouse for storage until they could be moved to a camp.  While on the third floor of that warehouse, American bombers came and hit the building.  The bomb hit the outside wall.  

Moments earlier, the Americans were sitting along the floor against the walls while their German captors sat at a table in the middle of the room.  Superiors came to the room, noticed the Germans were "surrounded," and were told that they should sit along the outside of the wall.  They were killed, along with some Americans.  

Ira fell through the three stories and broke his back.  But when his captors told him to march, with the help of his friends, he had to march.  Had he been unable to move, they would have killed him.


Once they arrived at Stalag 12A, the real interrogating began by the SS.  There were guys coming out of the interrogation barracks smoking cigarettes, rewards for providing good information.  Ira said, “I told them if my back wasn’t broke I’d kick all their asses for talking.”

         

POW-
 Nothing sums up the service, the sacrifice, determination, deprivation, and sense of duty than our POWs like Ira.  Moses Rehrig – Andersonville.  How he survived 2 months at our Civil War’s most notoriously deadly prison camp in Andersonville Georgia is anyone’s guess.  There were 1,849 men from PA alone who died there.  He came home and was a civic minded contributor to our town Lehighton.  But one day Sgt Rehrig took his own life, hanging himself from the rafters of his shed they say because he feared he was going blind.



Richard Levan, another graduate of the the old LHS, the current Clyde Houser Annex building, Class of 1960.  He once described how rats were eating chunks of his face in a VietCong POW camp.





PTSD/Buddies
It is little wonder that local men, came home still fighting the war in their minds.  Like Mike Wargo; missed the support of his buddies; Marcus Maier wandered from old soldier home to home, mostly among confederate soldiers, trying to find a sense of purpose or to rediscover the comradery he missed from war, or perhaps absolution.   And to the countless others who have come home with the war still on their minds, we should salute and honor them for giving so much.


A Sense of Purpose – Of Tradition and of Duty

Generations of Longs – Henry Lange, to Henry Long, to Spike Long – Spike’s Dad is Henry, served in the Military, his dad was also Henry, - Spike’s grandfather’s grandfather was the original Henry Long, who served in the 132nd Pa Regiment who was induced by the bees.

From Joe Semanoff, to Gene Semanoff, to Captain Pete Semanoff.  Gene Semanoff’s Uncle Willard Reabold, KIA but received a Silver Star for his actions in Luxemburg, his first day…


Your Mission in Life -

But that’s not my mission, that’s not what I was sent there to do…


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Larry was part of the Pennsylvania National Guard.  He got the call many were getting across the nation during Operation Iraqi Freedom: You will report for duty, after Christmas.

First Lieutenant Larry Ahner and his 33-man combat support military police platoon was trained for route and area security work. 

The timing of their arrival in Baghdad was a twist of fate.  It was a mission for Bravo Company. But Larry and his Charlie Company landed first.   His orders: Provide security for detainees.  In other words, prison guards. 

Larry had to follow orders, even though this wasn’t the mission he was trained to do.
He soon realized these were what’s known as “High Value Detainees.”  And not just terrorist leaders and other undesirables. 

For the next 11 months, Larry and his platoon would be guarding the Butcher of Baghdad, the Ace of Spades: Saddam Hussein himself.

Larry was in charge of Saddam from March 2004 until Feb of 2005.  He watched him garden, he made sure he got a haircut, he took him in the Rhino Bus to his arraignment, he monitored his meals, his visits from his defense lawyer, everything.  They built a cell within the belly of one of Saddam’s main palaces, built in the middle of a man-made lake on the fringe of Baghdad.

Upon meeting Saddam, with a firm handshake while looking the brutal dictator square in the eye and he said, “I am in charge here.  I will keep you safe and well.”

Saddam was a treacherous socio-path that could not be treated lightly.  He was highly engaging and charismatic.  And Larry knew it would be easy for him and his men to fall under his spell.  So occasionally, he required his platoon to watch the brutal videos and descriptions of Saddam’s barbarism to remind everyone just who they were dealing with.
         
On Larry’s last day, when saying good bye, Saddam said, “I knew from when I first met you, you were an honorable man.” 

Instead of just a western handshake, Saddam offered the traditional Iraqi farewell: a hug, a kiss at each cheek, and ending in a gesture of sincerity with his hand over the heart.

That was February 2005 just months before his trial for his crimes of genocide ecocide.  On 30 December 2006, Saddam was hanged by his neck until dead.

1st Lt Larry Ahner received the Bronze Star, for his “impeccable, outstanding leadership qualities, with limitless potential for further positions of responsibility.”

Not bad for a from Dutchman from Long Run.





Military service has helped many to see their purpose.  

    It becomes a defining part of their lives, a tool to shape and guide that perspective...
    

    And for some, clarity and fortitude.

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Stones and Seeds Sown on the Lea – 
The Life and Letters of Lehighton’s Carl F. Strauch

“But as one passes the Cairn, one compulsively
drops his own little stones.”
                                                         ~Carl Strauch
This striking picture of Carl F. Strauch, with his trademark
pipe, was taken by then Lehigh student Lou Stoumen in
1939.  Stoumen would earn two Academy Awards in
documentary film making.  This photo won several
Lehigh Valley area awards.

Born to impoverished German immigrants in Jamestown, Carbon County, Carl F. Strauch may have lacked the pedigree of some in his field, but the depth and breadth of his literary acumen was undeniable.  His life’s work of research and analysis earned him the respect of most everyone who ever met him.
Carl Strauch visits family in Lehighton around 1915.

He published his book, Twenty-Nine Poems in 1932, at the wide-eyed age of twenty-four.  Frequently cited in masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations, he wrote dozens of scholarly articles published by the Emerson Society Quarterly and elsewhere.  

He was a nationally recognized authority on Ralph Waldo Emerson and wrote widely influential pieces on him as well as Whitman, J.D. Salinger, and Melville, especially on Moby Dick

He was the ever popular English professor at Lehigh University for forty years.  He was a stirring and dramatic professor, with a self-professed Socratic bent.  The impetus for his hiring from instructor to professor was initiated by the on-campus murder of English professor C. Wesley Phy.  Strauch subsequently filled Phy’s chair.
The Lehigh University English Department as it looked in 1935 before C. Welsey Phy's murder.  Back row second from the left is Carl F. Strauch, to his left is Phy, the man Strauch would replace after the June 4, 1936 campus murder-suicide.

Among his many accolades and accomplishments, Strauch was among the few people entrusted with the key to Harvard’s Widener Houghton Library, the first repository of its kind in the nation devoted to the preservation and study of the original manuscripts and rare books from among America’s literary heritage, including Emerson and Thoreau. 
He spent the summer of 1942 at the Fogg Memorial Library in Boston by special permission of the Emerson family to investigate the personal correspondence of Emerson.  This unfettered access and intimate interaction with Emerson’s own papers and letters helped Strauch to be placed among the top three researchers of Emerson in the world.

Perhaps the capstone to his storied career was the posthumous resolution by the Emerson Society of Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The Society called Strauch “One of the few who met Henry David Thoreau’s high criterion, to serve with conscience as well as with body and mind.”

The inside flyleaf of Strauch's 1932 Twenty-Nine Poems
With a biting, and at times a withering wit, the ever apodictic Strauch, knew no limits in his ever upward-spiral toward mastery of the Romantics and Transcendentalists. 

The titles of just a few of Strauch’s essays and critiques themselves are thought-provoking: Kings in the Back Row: Meaning through Structure- A Reading of Salinger’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ (1961), The Year of Emerson’s Poetic Maturity: 1834 (Oct 1955), Emerson's New England Capitalist (1956), Emerson’s Unwilling Senator (1966), Romantic Harmony and the Organic Metaphor (handwritten copy), The Problem of Time and the Romantic Mode in Hawthorne, Melville, and Emerson, and Style in the American Renaissance (1970).
Professor Strauch and pipe -
Lehigh, 1940s.












He was transformative.  He transcended himself. 

He was ever and simply Strauch.

Carl F. Strauch was the youngest of eleven children who grew to adulthood.  His father Heinrich was a butcher and immigrated to Tamaqua, Pennsylvania with his parents and his brother John in 1879 when he was twenty-one.  Strauch’s mother, Anna-Margaret Foesch, arrived with her brother Michael in 1887.  Heinrich and Anna-Margaret married on September 24th, 1888 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Tamaqua’s “Dutch Hill.”

Their first child, Strauch’s oldest sibling Maria (pronounced Mariah), my dear grandmother ‘Mary,’ was born there on October 3, 1889. 

The Strauchs struggled among the Sharp Mountain area miners.  Frequent strikes put a strain on everyone.  When Heinrich’s father John died in April 1898, the Strauch’s moved to Hacklebernie, a small mining village west of Mauch Chunk.  

The remote village rested between the Mammoth-vein coal quarry operations of Summit Hill and the coal transport hub town of Mauch Chunk.  Hacklebernie nestled along the hillside on the downhill run of the Switchback Railroad.  
The mighty Allentown Strauchs in 1917 - The beautiful Caroline 'Lena' sits at the right hand of her father Heinrich. 
The portrait was said to be taken ahead of Lena's eventual death from consumption in October 1917.  Carl, the youngest sits between his parents with his favorite sister Margaret behind him.  His mother Anna-Margaret and sister Elizabeth finish out the front row.  Back row: Henry, Leonard, Kate, Louie, Willy, Mary, and Edwin.  Heinrich and Anna-Margaret met in Tamaqua after each had immigrated from Germany.  They lived in Hacklebernie for about two years and then for about twelve years in Lehighton.  After 1911, they moved to downtown Allentown where Heinrich opened his own butcher shop.

The famed Switchback’s eighteen-mile gravity railroad was a leading national tourist attraction of the time.  It was among the many topics discussed between Strauch and Weird Tales author H. P. Lovecraft. 

Carl Ferdinand Strauch was the last child born to Heinrich and Anna Margaret on September 25, 1908 while the family still resided in the Jamestown section of Lehighton.  By then, Heinrich worked in a “slaughter house” most likely Obert’s Packing House on First Street Lehighton.
Strauch's Father: Impassive as ever even
in his later years, Heinrich Strauch
was said to be a brooding, temperamental man.
Even the Strauch women were tall.  Here is Zach and Mary Rabenold (w/
hand over her mouth) along with her sister Kate and Floyd Harrier.  The
man in the center was a family friend from Dutch Hill, Fred Meder.
The girls, from tallest to smallest: Gladys Rabenold, Pauline, Arlene, and
Ruth Harrier.

As a young boy with a small stature, he grew to a giant from his books.
Carl Strauch as a young boy at his sister's
home in Lehighton around 1915.

Strauch remembered the moment he knew books would be his life.  “I stood only four feet in a family of tall, lean giants.”  His immersion into books was the result of a memorable pummeling he received in the neighborhood sand lot. 

Though only reaching to five-foot-nine as an adult, reading made him feel as though he were “seven feet, ten inches tall.” 

The other Strauchs were exceedingly tall.  The older men were over six feet.  Sisters Mary and Margaret were each over five feet eight. 

He was a man of high ideals.  His exacting standards were rooted deeply in the Lutheran faith, yet Strauch trembled not before any god.  To some, Strauch was god.  Former student and later longtime friend of Strauch, Professor Alex Liddie once said, “I was always in awe of him.”







If I was a Carpenter, and you were a Lady…”

Romance entered his life when he met Helen Dery on blind-date, a doubles tennis match in 1935.  She was the daughter of Austrian-born D. G. (Desiderius George) Dery.  Dery came to America in 1887 as a foreman to a New Jersey silk manufacturer.
 
A young and still prospering D. G. Dery
from the 1890s.
By 1919 Dery owned forty-two mills employing around 10,000 workers.  Eight of those mills were in the Lehigh Valley.  He was believed to be one of the the largest silk producers in the world.  He built a lavish Fifth and Pine Street home in Catasauqua with a ballroom, solarium, indoor pool, and a wing to house his art collection.  The 56-room mansion also had a basement taproom with leaded glass foundation windows.  The stained glass scenes depicted Native Americans in various pursuits of big Pennsylvania game animals. 
  
A man of many interests, D. G. had an observatory and a scientific research laboratory installed in 1917 as well as a false-paneled wall to conceal his writing room where he penned articles and novels. 

D. G. wrote at least two novels.  Under the Big Dipper was praised by H. L. Mencken as an “impressive first work of an unknown writer.” Another was entitled Jean Kressley.  Strauch became the perfect-fit son-in-law for Dery.
This Februrary 1924 article claimed Dery owned
"nearly sixty mills."  Dery's fortunes were in full
reversal by the end of 1922.

Strauch once said his father-in-law’s father was part of the landed gentry of Baja, Hungary.  “Not part of the nobility, but one step below it.”  The father took part in the Austrian revolution in 1848 and had to flee from the Russian troops sent in to quash the rebels.  From then on he had to seek refuge in a tiny corner of the empire.  But as fate would have it, it was where he met his wife. 

According to Strauch, D. G. Dery was a man of style and taste that reflected his Austrian-Hungarian upbringing.  “He was a gentleman of the old school.  I could never imagine him in blue-jeans.” 

By the 1920s, with world silk prices in drastic decline, Dery fell on hard times.  In a last dash to save his empire, he resorted to some creative accounting to prop up his holdings.  Soon he faced fraud charges and had to abandon his mansion.  He was forced to move to the smaller house across the street.  But his financial failure didn’t change the man.  

A modern day view of the Dery Mansion
today.  More can be viewed at the end
of this article.
The D. G. Dery Mansion in finer days with bunting.  This view appears
to predate the extensive 1917 remodeling by D. G. Dery.
Photo courtesy of
Borough of Catasauqua History Page - can be accessed by clicking here
.
He continued his astronomical observations, writings, and speaking engagements.  In his last days he moved into the Bethlehem home of Strauch and Helen, dying there in 1942.  With the property in receivership since the 1920s, the observatory was used by air raid wardens during the war.  Wiring was installed to sirens at the Phoenix Fire House from the mansion.
The disrepair and vandalism of the Dery mansion at Fifth and Pine Streets in Catasauqua in July 1942.  In the 1950s it was converted into luxury apartments, the ballroom and downstairs lounge/bar were available for wedding receptions.  In the 1980s, the Albert Moffa family attempted to restore it to its former grace and lived there for a short time.  However, it has once again fallen into disuse, as the property is far too expensive for a single owner to maintain.  See the After Notes section for some modern photos of the mansion as it appears today.

A 1985 article in the Morning Call about Albert Moffa and his renovations of the Dery Mansion.  Shown here the subterranean "Dery Lounge" basement bar of Dery.  Note the curved wall with the leaded glass.  That end of the room was at the base of his observatory tower.
Dery’s wealth afforded him opportunities in art.  Of mutual interest to him and his wife and in-laws was their shared interests in the arts. D. G. Dery had an extensive collection, of which Strauch referred to as “sentimental” in theme.   Dery had a 17th century reliquary of Christ on the Cross, a Gothic Cross, a painting "Little Mother," and a Carrara marble statue known as the “Blind Girl,” modeled on a character in Bulwer-Lytton’s 19th century novel, “The Last Days of Pompeii.”  
D. G. Dery's art purchases made the news in
February 1912.

Dery’s taste reflected his upbringing in middle class 19th century Vienna.  “If he had put himself in the hands of an art expert, he would have been able to acquire Impressionists for almost nothing,” Strauch was once quoted in a 1984 article of Dery in the Morning Call.

And so began the life of the son of a several-times-over broke German butcher and the daughter of a wealthy, and soon to be broke, silk industry magnate.  Helen majored in art at the Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, was active in the Civic Little Theater, and spent considerable time engaged in extensive travel and study in Europe.  
One of Helen Dery's charcoal sketches from her
Harcum College yearbook.  It was at about this time
that she was studying the art of Europe.
She met Strauch shortly after her return. 

Both Helen and Strauch presented their work at a spring 1937 Muhlenberg College art show.  She entered pencil portraits and water colors, while he showed surrealistic charcoal and pen and ink masks.
From Allentown Call-Chronicle,
16 July 1933.

Strauch was known in circles from H. P. Lovecraft to H. L. Mencken and from W.H. Auden to Robinson Jeffers.  He considered these men to be his friends.

Mencken, who believed that every community produced a few people with clear superiority who distinguish themselves by their will and personal achievement, had a penchant for seeking out and affiliating himself with like-minded thinkers. Strauch expressed an almost familial bond with Mencken, to whom he described as his “friend, guide, and mentor.”

“A subtle chain of countless rings
The next unto the farthest brings;
The eye reads omens where it goes,
And speaks all languages the rose;
And, striving to be man, the worm
Mounts through all spires of form.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson from ‘Nature’
From the 1932 Muhlenberg yearbook the five students and their advisers who started the inaugural Phi Sigma Iota national
honor Romance language society.  Centered and bow-tied, the indefatigable Edward Fluck along with an equally smiling Carl F. Strauch to his left.

While a student at Muhlenberg in 1928, he along with five other students started the Lambda chapter of the Phi Sigma Iota, national honor Romance language society.  The fraternity was the first of its kind at Muhlenberg. 

Strauch received his B.A. from Muhlenberg in 1930 and immediately took his first job there as Assistant Librarian.  It was during this time that he developed a friendship with H. P. Lovecraft through their mutual friend, Dr. Harry K. Brobst.  Strauch earned his M.A. from Lehigh in 1934 and joined the Lehigh English department the same year.  On at least one occasion Strauch was welcomed into Lovecraft’s Providence Rhode Island home.
Before Email, Twitter, and Texting - Lovecraft sent
sketches of his new abode to Strauch.  And when Strauch
too moved to his new home in Bethlehem, he returned
sketches of his own to Lovecraft, including a schematic layout.
This sketch appears courtesy of S. T. Joshi
 and David E. Schultz’s H. P. Lovecraft: Letters
to J. Vernon Shea, Carl F. Strauch, and Lee McBride White
,
Hippocampus Press (2016).

He attended Penn for graduate work in German, “But when the depression deepened for me I came home and enrolled at Lehigh…I was not following a Tennysonian Gleam.”  For me, “There was no Gleam.”

Though Lehigh didn’t have the prestige of “Swarthmore, Haverford, Amherst, or Williams,” he said his exposure to “high standards and good teaching began in 1933 at Lehigh.”

In 1934 Professor Robert M. Smith offered him a job, of which Strauch commented, “Happenstance was beginning to provide some footing.”  But it was a the tragic murder-suicide by Clow that changed Strauch’s gleam.
Lovecraft's layout sketch - Appears courtesy of S. T. Joshi
 and David E. Schultz’s H. P. Lovecraft: Letters
to J. Vernon Shea, Carl F. Strauch, and Lee McBride White
,
Hippocampus Press (2016).

“It was a cruel quirk that led me to American Literature.”

This ‘cruel quirk’ took place at Lehigh’s Christmas-Saucon Hall on the morning of June 4th, 1936. 














News of Phy's murder
and Clow's suicide swept
the country, articles
appeared from Santa Cruz
 to Detroit to Altoona.  
This article came from the 
June 6, 1936 edition of
Indiana's
Journal and Courier paper.








Clow was a senior mining engineering major who was failing at least two classes.  One was metal-mining, the other was in Professor Phy’s English class.  On the night before the murder, Clow phoned Phy’s home and warned Phy’s wife with an ominous tone that his grade better be changed by 7:00 pm that night.

The next morning, he first went into the office of the mining professor but he wasn’t there.  So Clow proceeded to the office of Phy. 

A fraternity brother of Clow’s happened to be in Phy’s office taking an exam and witnessed the murder.  He heard them exchange words about re-examination but Phy stated he needed written permission from the dean to proceed. 

Then Clow said “Well” while he pulled the 38 revolver from his pocket.  Phy jumped up and shouted “No, you don’t!” while Clow fired two shots into his chest. 

Despite one of the shots hitting his heart, Phy was able to run down a flight of stairs to the infirmary and died at the feet of campus physician Dr. Raymond C. Bull.

On the floor above, Strauch opened his office door, which faced Phy’s, to find the body of Wesley Clow.  

At first, he thought he was hearing the popping of fireworks.  Realizing it was a full month before Independence Day and sensing something was amiss, he dashed into the hallway to find the stand-out Lehigh wrestler with a gunshot wound to his head. 

After seeing the gun and realizing Clow’s life had ceased by his own hand, Strauch phoned the police.
As their picture appeared in the Call-Chronicle, Allentown's
Morning Call - June 5, 1936.


















It was the first campus murder-suicide in U.S. history.

The Man of Letters:
Post #2 of 5-
                   

A set jaw, a dog, and a belt full of ammo -
Long Run's Harvey Ahner lost his father in a
 railroad accident the same year he was born in 1908.
This picture was taken around 1924.
Dying Breeds:

John Bitterling’s mountain ash tree was in full blown the first spring after the city of Allentown planted it.

Two months later Bitterling encountered his untimely death at his favorite home hotel, Dotter’s Inn, just east of White Haven.

And two months after Bitterling died, his tree died too…

From his late winter trout scouting hikes through Leslie Run, Hickory Run and Mud Run that lasted days at a time, to catching live bears to sell, to his marksmen’s precision, stories of John Bitterling approached tall tale status.

His 1917 death may have signaled the end of his kind.

Huckleberry pickers are another extinct breed.


Hunting in Carbon County Posts:

                    Post #3: Laws, Tall Tales, & Accidents (Not yet Published)
                    Post #4: Hotel Jonas and other watering holes (Not yet Published)

                    The Fire and the Fury - Albrightsville and the Great Fire of Hickory Run
                   The Fire and the Fury 2 - Albrightsville - the Wilkinson-Henning Affair
                  Life on the Mountain: The Distilleries of the Pine Swamp
                   Ode to Spring: Moonshine and Horseradish


Each year, about early July, Great Uncle Henry (1902-1985) would appear in Lehighton, to stay at his sister, my grandmother. 
Charles Snyder, son of Jonas Snyder of "Snyders Hotel" in Jonas Pa, just
over the Carbon County line from Meckesville in Monroe County.  Built
around 1850, Jonas was postmaster there at his hotel in the late 1800s.
The village, originally known as "Sterners", was renamed after Jonas
sometime around his death in 1905.  Charles and his older brother
John ran the hotel from around 1900 to 1950 when Paul and Lucille Held
purchased the property.  John died in 1948, Charles in 1958. 

Even though he drove his car from Allentown to Lehighton, he would always hitchhike and walk back to the little hamlet where he was born, to pick huckleberries.  

When I was small, men and women still picked berries.  They’d scour Hacklebernie, the Broad Mountain, Tank Hollow, the Pine Swamp, and the “Halfway Fields” of Spring Mountain.

Keen Ahner (1932-2009) of Franklin Township was the last berry picker of that generation I knew.  He’d wait until late summer to pick his favorite for pies: dogberries.

Every few years, when the pickers found the berries too small in size or number, they instinctually set their favorite picking spots ablaze in order to take away the shade and encourage growth of the underbrush.

It wasn’t just a hobby or a way to escape the summer heat of the city.  Men like Bitterling, Uncle Henry and Uncle Keen were not only attached to the land, they belonged to it.

From the late 1700s up until now, man’s connection and disconnection from the land has impacted many species who shared the woods around us.
November 1953 - A young Tommy Held by the stop sign with Maurice
"Mox" Getz's bear in front of the Hotel Jonas.  Mox is in dark clothes
over the bear's right shoulder, his brother Lawrence Getz is near the tree.
Young Donald Zacharias is at left.  At the bear's left is Clinton Bruch and 
holding the right paw is Charles Smith.  
Tom Held's parents bought the hotel in 1950.

Bears, Wildcats, & Catamounts:











Through a series of articles written by Altoona-area writer Henry W. Shoemaker around 1915 known as "Stories of Pennsylvania Animals" we in the 21st Century can take a peek back at the state of the forest from one hundred years ago. 

Of bear, Shoemaker stated there once was a “hog” bear with a short nose and long ears and a long “glossy coat.”  Compare this to the “dog” bear, a long nose, short ears, a “meagre coat and tasteless flesh.” 
A letter from Dr. Berlin, 1/4 part owner of a
tract of land near Snyder Hotel.  Snyder owned
the other 3/4 part. 

In the late 1800s, there was for a time a “freak” bear that had a white face.  Shoemaker also said there were once brown bears here that were related to the Grizzlies.  Certainly the occasional “cinnamon” bear today could be descended from those.
November 1904 - Bears killed all around the
Albrightsville area hunting lodges - Huseman's
American Hotel, Emery Getz's and Paul Danner's.
Hunters: Eugene and John Hendricks, August Huseman,
Harvey Strohl, Dr. W.L. Moyer, Alfred Taylor, W.G.
Freyman, and Eugene O. Nothstein.  Freyman and
Nothstein were both attorneys originally from the
Mahoning Valley.  Freyman was first a surveyor until
he passed the bar and was in his 60s when this hunt took
place.  August Huseman was an Albrightsville
farmer in his 70s.  (Allentown Leader)





















Fall 1897 - Bear fights "desperate battle with the dogs" of Thomas
Lewis in Penn Forest's Pine Swamp. (Carbon game
news reached an Altoona-area newspaper.)

(See the paragraph on “last kills” in Post #1 ofHunting in Carbon County.  Also, see end notes for more on Shoemaker’s animal stories.)

Big cats were still being reported as “numerous” in the state in an April 1895 Harrisburg Telegraph news story.  The article provided a county by county rundown, citing each county’s own special “peculiarity” with the wild cat.


In Lackawanna they kill the pheasants, in Monroe, they kill sheep and young lambs. 

In Carbon, the “wild cat can be found at any time in the Pine Swamp after he has enjoyed his meal of poultry and game.”

After the last panther had gone extinct from the state in the late 1800s, Pennsylvania was known to be home to two varieties of what we call “bobcats” today. 

The “wildcat” (Lynx Rufus) is the cat that survives in numbers today, but in the early 1900s, there was also the “catamount” (Lynx Canadensis).
A letter from William H. Bilting in February 1910 paying $6 for a fox
and asking for a catamount.

The story ended with the tale of a Dr. Warren from the southwestern corner of the state claiming a “catamount attacked me one night as I walked home from courting a girl.”  

Dr. Warren went on to claim that the cat “treed me on a fence and I had to stay there until daybreak.”

The author, poking some fun, wondered what it would be like if all the young, love-struck men of Harrisburg suddenly found themselves “treed on posts and awnings until dawn, soiling their Sunday clothes.”

The whitetail was extremely rare at that time, and the number of cats were partly to blame.  The bigger culprit was the loss of habitat (see Post #1-Scarcity to Resurgence).

It’s hard to imagine the deer-rich, agrarian Mahoning Valley being devoid of white-tail.  People of the low, farmland regions of Carbon had to seek out the big woods of the Pine Swamp for their hunting adventures.
Before the days of Cabelas and other sport retailers, hotels like Jonas' Sndyers provided everything the modern sportsman of 1904 needed, including DuPont Smokeless gunpowder.  The hamlet of Jonas was originally known as Sterners.

You can take the man out of the woods….
An early 1900s deer and propped rifle at Snyder's Hotel in Jonas.

At 84, Mahoning Valley’s Solomon Kemmerer was still a hearty soul in 1890.  The Allentown Democrat said this about the old hunter and the state of the herd:

“He is one of the pioneers who pitched his tent in the wilderness when deer, bear, and other wild game were as plentiful as domestic animals now are, and he has been a hunter and a gunner all his life and is still a good one.”

The paper went on to disclose the details of Solomon’s upcoming hunt to the Pine Swamp and how he had three stops in mind: Charles Wernet’s “Wernet Hotel,” then Freeman Getz’s place in Albrightsville, ending in western Monroe, at Jonas Snyder’s Hotel. 
Rough and Tumble Days - Jonas Snyder with dog on his lap and the rest of his family as they looked around the 1890.  Looks like son Charlie's head is near the star in the flag.  This is the original hotel first built in the 1850s by a Mr. Singmaster.  Jonas took over in the late 1850s.  The structure that stands today would be to the left of this frame.  Jonas was postmaster and the eventual namesake of the hamlet first known as Sterners.  In 1880 he also had George (27 years old) and Emma Bullinger living with his family as a laborer.  The Bullinger children were Nathan and Irvin.  So this picture is most likely a mix of the Snyder clan and Joans's farm and timbering help and their families.

The fact that an 84-year old was still hunting in those days is a testament to much.  The fact that a hunter in 1890 had to travel so far in the hopes of bagging one is a testament to just how thin the herd was.
The Internal Revenue puts the touch on Jonas Snyder in 1864 for $5
for his hotel license.

Travel in those days was hazardous.  The fact that Solomon Kemmerer, at his advanced age, braved the traveling up and over the mountains between the Mahoning Valley and the north woods, is worth noting.

In March of 1915, Mrs. Charles Huseman of Albrightsville was traveling by team to catch a train in Mauch Chunk when the harness broke and her team of two horses ran off. 

Helplessly coasting down a steep grade, the tongue caught the ground, and the sudden stop sent both her and her young passenger Lillian Danner hurtling through the air. 

The young Danner girl struggled with her injuries to find help at a nearby home.  But it didn’t matter.  Huseman’s life was gone from a break in her neck.

This type of travel did not stop those wishing to return to nature or to find relief from the hot summers of city life.  Hotel life in northern Carbon County added money to the mountain economy.

Dogs, Birds and Rabbits - Small game hunting at Jonas Snyder's 1920s
Jonas Snyder's Hotel, Sterners (Jonas) - Late 1890s, early 1900s
Someone once asked one of the Snyders "What's that bell for?"  To which the matter of fact answer was, "For ringing."
Since John Sndyer was a Forest Fire Warden, besides calling folks in for dinner, it may have been used as a fire alarm.  Given the property was around 460 acres, a high bell for ringing was probably needed.  To the left, was the stream and water wheel.  A drive shaft went under the road, into the wash house front left, through the hotel, and into the next barn.  One story relates how one of the Snyder women, walking near the road, found her dress entangled in a part of the driveshaft that was exposed and it ripped her dress off. 

Mountain Economy: Outfitters and Hotels

Those of the Pine Swamp were resourceful.  Making a living there was tough (see "Moonshine and Horseradish" article)and many made ends meet as they could: from timbering to sawmill and stave mills, to railroading, to trading in moonshine and apple jack, to selling Canadian Christmas trees and distilling wintergreen (Carbon County provided over 80% of the world supply- See "Lost Stills of the Pine Swamp.")  

Some mountain men were hired guns and trappers who could secure a bear or a catamount or deer for a price.  On a stroll through Albrightsville a hundred years ago, one could find any number of bears and deer, hanging from front porch rafters. 
 
At $25 per bear, those folk could salt money away to get through the harsh mountain winter.

While many like Franz Wernet, Jonas Snyder, and Freeman “Harry” Berger ran hotels that catered to sportsman of the day, many also found a source of “pin-money” by taking in hunters to their homes. 

This tradition still continued up until recently.

Hotels catered to bringing their clients in from the train stations as far away as White Haven or even Mauch Chunk.  In the early days, this of course would be by horse team (see the 1912 American letterhead below compared to the 1920 shown here).  And this 1920 American Hotel letterhead promotes their automobile service. 
A letter from Harry Berger to John Snyder
asking him to loan five bags of the Snyder brothers
"good pig feed."  Of course Harry will gladly pay them
tomorrow for pig feed today.  Note the letterhead changing
with the times: Prior letterheads said a "team" could be
furnished, but by 1920 auto service was offered to
travelers coming by rail to Mauch Chunk and White Haven.

Northern Carbon Hunting Hotels- Getz, Wernet, Berger, and Snyder

The Getz Farm:

The Freeman Getz’s farm, catty corner from Berger’s American Hotel in Albrightsville, took in up to eighteen hunters each season.  In the 1950s, the rate was $7 per day, room and board included. 

Hunters received a hot breakfast and dinner after dark as well as a cold lunch and coffee to carry into the woods for the day. 

Freeman’s son Claude carried on this tradition into the 1960s.  Claude’s son Charlie remembers sleeping on the floor each deer season.

The mountain families relied on this money.  Charlie said his parents only brought in about $2,000 in yearly income at that time.  The deer season money provided about one-fourth of their yearly income.

The Wernet House - A favorite with fishermen and huckleberry pickers:
Francis "Franz" Wernet's August 1911 obituary from the
Altoona-Tribune.

Franz Wernet (1829-1911) received the title “Huckleberry King” because of his 4,000 acres of prime timber and huckleberry lands.  His holdings bridge the land between Albrightsville and Meckesville today.

Wernet’s youngest two boys, Frank (1860-1921) and Charles (1862-1907) had substantial hotels of their own.  Frank ran the grand Effort Hotel and Charles had the Jamestown Hotel in Lehighton, a favored spot for the men of the Packerton Yard.
 
The Jamestown Hotel in the 1960s - Wernet Family
 It burned to the ground in the 1980s.  
(North First St Lehighton - looking north)
Charles had two sons, Fred (1898-1963) and Charles Jr (1901-1970).  

They robbed the well-known White Haven peddlers on the road between White Haven and Meckesville in 1919.  They tried to blame their deed on the Van Horn boys of Mecksville.  Fred and Charles were found guilty. 


Franz died in 1911 leaving the original Wernet hotel unattended.  And since his son Charles had died in 1907 and Frank busy with his hotel, a young Allentown man came on to take over the Wernet House.
The Wernet House in 1912, run then by
Fred Treichler, asking for a loan of beer
and soft drinks.  Treichler was low on funds
due to his payment of a $121.75 lien.  Notice it
says they can furnish a "team" (horse and wagon)
to pick up patrons at White Haven or Mauch
Chunk Stations.

Fred Treichler (1885-1942) was a stable hand at an inn or hotel and came to Albrightsville for only a short time.  By 1918, he was living in Allentown working at Bethlehem Steel. 

His lease or a loan from the Wernet boys to run the hotel must have kept him in a constant money-pinch.

In 1912, Treichler wrote John Snyder of the Jonas Hotel asking for a loan of some soft drinks and beer, stating his funds were low from recently paying his $121.74 lien. 

However, he did enclose $5 for a gallon of whiskey and a gallon of gin the Snyder’s also sent him previous.

When Treichler left the Wernet House, he didn’t leave empty handed.  He married the farmer’s daughter Mollie, of Charles and Malinda Dotter. 

Charles Jr. took over the Wernet House until he died in June 1944.  His sons, Xavier and Fred, ran it until October 1948 when a fire reduced the hotel to its foundations.

(Interestingly, the Wernet Hotel in Effort had a similar but less damaging fire in May 1951.)

Like many hotels of that time and place, it had a tap room, dining hall, and dance floor. 
The Effort Village Inn from 1915 - Frank Wernet
Follows a similar construction as the Jamestown Hotel with
the same Mansard roof-line and turret

Berger’s American Hotel:

On the other corner from the Getz farm still stands Freeman “Harry” Berger’s “American Hotel.”  Like many of these hotel owners at that time, Harry Berger (1885-1946) was also a farmer.  The fall hunting and spring trout seasons were keen contributors to their yearly income. 

The hotel passed to Harry’s oldest son Thomas (1909-1959) until the 1950s.  Then Thomas’s youngest brother Howard “Chubby” (1928-2004) ran it up to the 1970s.  Chubby’s son Mark (1974-2016) still lived at the hotel as his home.  His wife Jill and children continue on there.

The hotel may have been started by the “J. Christman” who owned the property in 1876.  At that time, maps show two wintergreen distilleries and several sawmills nearby.  (See article on "Lost Stills of the Pine Swamp" on wintergreen distilling.)

By 1898, the “American” was run by a Henry L. Huseman (1866-1945). 

(It is unclear if this Henry was related to the Huseman’s mentioned earlier.  Neither is he none to be related to those Huseman’s buried in the Old Albrightsville Cemetery.  There is a Henry “C.” Huseman (1882-1914) buried there.  Henry “L.” was buried in Berks County.) 

Henry L. Huseman emigrated from Germany as a child, first settling in Berks County.  By January 1898 he was appointed post master and ran the property until around 1910 when he moved back to Berks.
Back when hunters paraded their trophies
home - Jonas Snyder's 1920s














Jonas Snyder- Jonas Hotel:

Another émigré from the Lynn Township area was Jonas Snyder (1830-1905).  He left West Penn Township, not too far from Lynn, in the late 1850s.

He started a hotel and wielded significant power in the area, becoming a Monroe County Commissioner (said to have given the impetus for the building of the 1890 courthouse by hosting the other two commissioners at his hotel for a weekend.)
Jonas Snyder built a solid and steady empire.  (Many Democratic judges would ask Jonas to hold political rallies at his tavern.)

He took over from a Mr. Singmaster for about $400.  Besides
          Lehighton's Sesquicentennial: The Pioneers and the Promise      Cache   Translate Page      
Although this is Lehighton’s 150th year as a borough, its original founding reaches back to 1746.

Currently, a group of dedicated individuals is wrapping up several years of work to showcase the essence of Lehighton: a trolley tour, a talent show, a cemetery walk, revival of the Brothers of the Brush and Sister of the Swish, etc.

There will be all kinds of contests such as corn on the cob eating, trivia night, and the Coaster Races.  The Coaster Races are said to have originated in Lehighton in 1923 and have been revived from time to time over the years.  (See pictures of the 1950 & 1951 races at the end of this article.)
The Leuckel Building, most recently known as "White's Trading," in the 1980s it was Rea and Derrick Drugs seen here around 1942 with the opening of the Windsor Clothing Store.  There for the promotional first night was the then Lehighton Boys Band, roughly 40 years before they changed to the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band.  The Leuckel Building was completed in 1899 by Frederick and John Leuckel and once housed the post office and two banks.  The expressions on the faces of the citizens in their hats and band members in their capes as well as  the young girl looking down from the window gives this photo a classic Americana feel.  This never before published photo appears here courtesy of Paula Kistler Ewaniuk, a descendant of the T.D. Clauss and Mahlon Kistler, both key Lehighton businessmen from the glory days of Lehighton's downtown.

There will be an opening ceremony of the burying of men’s razors and women’s makeup as well as the uncovering of them on the last day.  The park will have music each night with it all culminating with a fireworks display that will be seen from anywhere in Lehighton.

It could be easy to develop a romanticized version of life in those days.  Often times the “good old days” are remembered as blissful times without strife.

Lehighton’s early days had a “wild west” mystique.  There were saloons and cigar shops, and unsolved murders in our muddy streets.  We had constables, horse thieves, and posses, but we had no jail.  Once in 1870, a trio of banks robbers was caught here and was held captive in Mantz’s Hotel over night (see 1940s picture of First St below for the Mantz Hotel).

Constable John Weston formed a posse and cornered the desperate outlaws amid a fierce February snowstorm.  The outlaws had swum the icy Lehigh to a hiding place in the woods across the river.  This robbery also led to an unsolved murder of an unidentified man here in town over thirty years later (See footnotes for more).

Another story tells how the southern end of town was quarantined and several citizens died due to smallpox that Lehighton silk mill owner and town benefactor Eugene Baer accidentally brought to town from New Jersey in 1902.  (See footnotes for more & click here for more on Baer's Mill and family.)

You name it, we had it: Rowdy council meetings with political backbiting, scandalous behavior at the fair including illegal gambling and drinking, as well as fraud and other crimes of all sorts, from the salacious sort to the comical and accidental.


      Other Lehighton articles on this blog:
~Questions from the Lehighton Trivia Night
~Answers from the Lehighton Trivia Night
Lehighton Business of the Past Post #1: Maria CultonLehighton Business Post #2: Lehighton Business Post #3: Young's BakeryHaas' Store: Cal HaasLewis & Henry Graver articlesMoravian & Massacre ArticleThe Recluse of Lehighton: Frederica Misca

Two men who clashed in the 1890s were Burgess (mayor) Benjamin J. Kuntz and newspaperman George W. Morthimer.  Kuntz, who succeeded Dan Olewine at his Seventh and Bridge Sts tannery, summoned Chief of Police Raworth to town council meeting to “settle down the rowdies.”

The Lehighton Press of North First Street - David McCormick, son of locally famous Civil War veteran William Carpenter
McCormick in the press room with his longtime pressman Harry Miner.  The two women are likely other longtime employees typist Alice Heintzleman and McCormick's sister, columnists Mary (McCormick) Ray.   This picture and other valuable McCormick family primary sources provided by Bill and Kathy White of Lehighton. 
Morthimer was a member at that council and among other things, didn’t appreciate Kuntz’s allegations.  However Morthimer’s power of the press (the “Fourth Estate” as they say) led to Kuntz’s undoing.  Kuntz was mayor in 1879 and later again from 1891-92.  However, his fourth run (as mayors seemed to serve only one year terms in those days) as mayor ended in November 1892 amid attacks from Morthimer’s “Carbon Advocate.”

Morthimer later served as mayor from 1903 to 1913.  McCormick served from 1918 to 1921.  By this time, it seems like the three-year terms had begun.

A March 1890 snipett in the Carbon Advocate announced B.J. Kuntz as "big, tall, tanner and Republican politician was a familiar figure on our streets on Wednesday."  Morthimer was a Democrat.  One of Morthimer's complaints about Kuntz was that not until after he lost the election did he complain about the illegal gambling at the fair grounds.

As of June 1910 Lehighton had three newspapers.

By 1902, Morthimer sold his "Carbon Advocate" to Attorney Philip M. Graul.  One long-time employee of Graul was future Lehighton mayor William F. Hummel (1942 to 1953).  But Morthimer would continue a South First St paper under the name of Lehighton’s “Evening Leader."  His other competitor, David McCormick, ran the weekly “Lehighton Press” on North First.  Both of these men were themselves involved in public office.  (See footnotes for more on Morthimer and McCormick).

Graul's weekly "Carbon Advocate" raised its rate from $1.00 to $1.50 for its annual subscription.  This was announced in February 1917, taking effect for 1918.  Gaul was the first in the county to raise the rate, thought the other county papers soon followed.  The Advocate burned in the early 1920s.  Graul was appointed postmaster when President Wilson took office in 1913.

George Williams Morthimer as
he appears in Brenckman's Carbon History of 1913
Morthimer ran the Lehighton Evening Leader.
Born 1866 - Died 1918.  Buried in the Lehighton
Mausoleum.
The Carbon Advocate had some advice for improving our town back in 1890: “Consider…Electric illumination, widening of the thoroughfares leading from Fourth St to the Fair Grounds, and from Alum Street to Kuntz’s tannery, a town hall and hose house and the beautifying of the two Parks.  Cut this out and paste it in your hats.”

After several months of pleas using such phrases as "let there be light" and trying to shame the town for still using coal-oil because Lansford, Mauch Chunk, and Weatherly already had electiric street lights, The Carbon Advocate was pleased to announce in June 1891 that the town had secured a contract with the electric company to "illuminate the town."

Lehighton was of course founded by the Moravian settlers on the banks of the Mahoning Creek in 1746.  It was part of what was known as the Moravian “Economy,” various industrious pursuits to make money for the mother organization to further its missionary work among the Indians.

This letterhead among the papers discovered inside Guy Morthimer's copy of
Brenckman's Carbon County History from 1913.  G. W. (George Williams) Morthimer took over the Carbon
Advocate from his father Harry V. Morthimer.  And in turn Guy Morthimer took full control of the Leader
when his father passed in 1918.
Lehighton was just one town of the many founded by the Moravians.  Bethlehem and Nazareth were their first two settlements in the area as well as Emmaus in 1759.  The Moravians also made settlements elsewhere, as far away as Georgia.

Lehighton was formed as an important stepping stone to the harder to reach native groups of the Wyoming and Susquehanna valleys.  They lived in peace here but many colonial leaders had viewed these missionaries with at least some suspicion and perhaps a bit of contempt.

As the French and Indian War approached, laws were passed in New York barring Christians from spending the night among the native groups.  This was aimed at the French Jesuit priests who lived among and ministered to the Indian souls they were trying to win over.  Many felt the Moravians were simply French Catholics in disguise and were trying to infiltrate the English speaking lands

Fear of Indians led to an overall distrust of anyone who aided the natives.  The Lehigh Valley then became a refuge for these exiled New York Moravians and their Indian cohorts when they were forced out of New York.

Another sticking point came from the Moravian blacksmiths.  Though it was colonial policy not to provide the Indians with firearms, the Gnadenhutten blacksmiths were eager to help repair the flintlocks of any Indian who passed through here, and many did.

With British General Braddock’s western Pennsylvania defeat in July of 1755 came fear of further Indian reprisals would move eastward.

They of course were right.  Attacks were made on many area settlements, but the peace and good relations the Moravians established here made them feel impervious to any hostility.  And as the story goes, on the evening of November 24th it all came to an end here.  Many of those attacked here had only been in this country for a few weeks.

Not all were killed.  One husband and wife became separated: she spent the night in the hollow of a tree and he ran to Bethlehem and back through the night, to get help.  They were reunited in the morning, each fearing the other had died.

And had the 16-year-old lad Joseph Sturgis not jumped from the burning attic and lived, we may not have the pretzel today.  He went to live at another Moravian settlement in Lititz and was a successful potter.

His grandson Julius Sturgis developed the first commercial pretzel bakery in the country.  (More of this including information of those lost and those who survived can be read here.)

Few people realize that one somewhat mysterious woman came to live on these grounds.  Here purpose was to venerate the martyred souls lost here.  Her name was Fredericka Misca.  (More of her can be read here: )

Jacob Weiss of course bought some of the Moravian lands on both sides of the river.  And another highly industrious man named William Henry partnered with him.  Henry learned the gunsmith trade in the Moravian settlement of Lititz before moving to Nazareth.  When the mission here faded, the Moravians found an eager buyer in Henry and Weiss.

The timing of this venture was enhanced with Josiah White’s successful launch of the coal trade, first on the river with his “bear trap locks” and later in 1828 with the Lehigh Canal, leaving the lands of Weiss and Henry open to the future promise of the industrial settlement of Lehighton.  (More on Josiah White can be found here.)

Speculative minds and hard working hands soon followed.

Of the first industries here were grist mills and leather tanning.  There was a mill sluice and run that ran parallel and along today’s Route 209 bypass, behind today’s Lehighton Hi-Rise.

Later Moses Heilman had a grist mill on the Mahoning Creek and a large dam behind what is today’s Boulevard Restaurant.  He also had a feed mill on First Street.  He last lived at the corner of Third and Alum Sts.

In 1915, the Burd brothers well-diggers found three human skulls near Heilman’s dam, which was just downstream from where Henry Graver would build his ice dam and pond.  The skulls were thought to be from the colonial days of the Moravians.  Some speculated these were Indian skulls.

However, another theory that should be considered would be those of the six men Ben Franklin hastily buried along the banks of the Lehigh when he came to build the fort in Weissport in January 1756.  About six colonial militiamen were lured into an attack on New Year’s Day that year.

Heilman was just one of many of our town’s “pioneer” residents.  Another was Lewis Graver, father of Henry, the patriarch of the many Graver enterprises here.  Lewis came to timber the Moravian lands as a youngster of twelve with his father and was an early boat builder with his brother Andrew.  They had a boatyard at the canal and were also leather tanners.
Here is a view from the Carbon House looking south on First St Lehighton around the 1940s.  You can see the Elk's
Building, destroyed by fire in 1934, is refurbished here with the A&P Store in residence.  Also, G.C. Murphy, Hotel Lehighton (now the Hi-Rise) and further down the "Mantz Building" with its ornate top (most recently Renee's Beauty Shop).

Lewis Graver’s son Henry later ran a brickworks, ice house, and skating rink.  He also built two of Pennsylvania’s largest cement swimming pools.  First here and another in Lebanon PA in the 1920s (Read more about this family here:).  Lewis also had two daughters with business sense.  Alvenia and Adaline were milliners in town (Read more here):

Eastern Pennsylvania, but especially northern Carbon County in the Pine Swamp and Hickory Run area, held plentiful reserves of hemlock pine trees.

Hemlock (and oak to a slightly lesser degree) bark was preferred for the tanning of hides into malleable leather because of its high tannic acid content.  So the fact that Lehighton had no less than two well-established tanneries should come as no surprise.  

The first tannery in town is believed to be started by David Heller in the area behind First Street in 1820.  It was in the vicinity of where G.C. Murphy was operated a department store, across the narrow street of today’s Hi-Rise.

This tannery property was eventually developed into what was known as the “Linderman Block, so named for Asa Packer’s son-in-law, Dr. Garrett B. Linderman.

Dr. Linderman came to Mauch Chunk in the great cholera epidemic in 1854, falling in love with Packer’s daughter Lucy.  (Read more here: )

It is unclear whether Heller sold his interests directly to Stephen Kistler (no direct relation to Lehighton’s Daniel "Jacob" or "Jake" Kistler).  After Stephen left to develop his Tannersville properties, he left the Lehighton tannery in the hands of his brother William.  However one newspaper article mentioned a tanner and animal fertilizer business owned by a Benjamin J. Kistler (not to be confused with Lehighton tanner Benjamin J. Kuntz.)

Kistler came from Kistler Valley to start his first one of the four tanneries he would eventually own.  At his death, it was said that he was the wealthiest tanner in the state and perhaps the nation.

He lived and operated a larger one in Monroe County’s “Tannersville” as well as two in Susquehanna County.
Owen W. Snyder once owned this fine Victorian-era home on the corner of Second and Alum Sts.  Snyder was a horse surgeon born in the Kistler Valley, Lynnport in 1860.  He died of heart failure in 1922.  He and his wife Amanda did not have children, though they did raise her nephew Arnold Rusell (born 1912).  Snyder lived first in the Mansion House Hotel when he arrived here in the spring of 1887.  By 1890 he was living near Kistler's Livery at the Carbon House.  Since this is most likely Snyder and his nephew Arnold who looks to be as young as maybe 5 or so, this picture is probably taken around 1917 or so.  The house was later owned by widowed physician John Hammel, father of two well-known Hammels: William and Andrew.  Currently Gregory Duschak is refurbishing the home and it will be for sale.  (Picture courtesy of the Brad Haupt collection.)
Here is a modern view of the three Queen Anne sashes in the attic tower of the Snyder home, currently being refurbished by Gregory Duschak.

Owen W. Snyder lived in a handsome Victorian-era home on the corner of South Second and Alum Sts (currently being refurbished by Gregory Dsuchak).  He was a veterinarian surgeon, specializing in the many horses that kept Lehighton running in the early days.

Born in the Kistler Valley, he attended the "celebrated" Ontario Veterinary College.  Snyder made the papers frequently, known for his cure for tetanus in horses, he performed hernia operations, and removed tumors.  He was also always prepared to put a horse or cow down if he had to.  Dead animals were then taken to B.J. Kistler's animal fertilizer plant in Jamestown.

The gambling in town most definitely centered on the Fair's horse racing.  Purses of $100 or more were often touted in the papers.  Horses from places like Stroudsburg and Allentown would come here to race our local mares.  Snyder was known for always having the nicest, newest and fastest mares as the Carbon Advocate would often announce.  He and Jonathan Kistler were known to trade gray mares with each other as well as Snyder buying from horse trader Knaus and others in Allentown.

Snyder encountered a run of some paid luck starting in the fall of 1902.  In September, a half-drunk horse thief entered town and made off with one of Snyder's thoroughbreds and one owned by William Walters of town.  Unknowingly, the Rev G. G. Kunkle of Mauch Chunk accepted a ride from a "half-drunken" man who drove him from Packerton down the Mansion House hill.

Rev Kunkle said the man drove so recklessly that he tried several times to have the man stop and let him off.  However he drove the horse so hard and into the wall that the horse died.  Kunkle walked home, thinking little of it until he heard of the horse thefts.  The next morning the dead horse of the Mauch Chunk mountain road was found to be Snyder's valuable track horse.

It is believed the horse thief went back to Lehighton and then stole the Walters' horse.  That horse was found dead a few days after on the Blue Mountain.

Then in early June 1903, Snyder's stables were struck by lightning and two of his horses were killed.  It did not mention the specific location of these stables.  One article in 1893 implied he owned stables on Seventh St and was trying to get council to open up Alum Street through to his property there.  His stolen horse was valued at $750, a vast sum in those days.

Following Snyder in this home was Dr. John Hammel, father of Hammel's Store owner William Hammel.  William was a magician in the old vaudeville days before opening the store at First and Coal Sts.

His brother Andrew was a projectionist at theaters in town before opening Hammel's Gas Station near today's Mahoning Elementary school (the small white shed on the opposite side of the road was the station and is still there.)  He was also the projectionist at the Mahoning Valley Drive-in for years.

Lehighton the Borough was only six months old when the famous Dan Rice Circus came to town in June.  A one “mile-long” parade was sent down First St to try to lure townsfolk into the show at fifty-cents a head.

However, as one team of Rice’s horses approached the lower park, the team became “spooked,” supposedly due to the severe from Kistler’s tannery.

The team made a deadly trot toward one of Lehighton’s earliest hotels, the “Carbon House,” which sat on the corner of First and North Streets (below today’s library).  Some reports say it was a Mauch Chunk man, others that it was a man from the Mahoning Valley, who was killed (or so severely injured he wasn’t expected to live) trying to arrest the team.

(Read David Carlyon’s book “Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You Never Heard of.”)  Rice was once considered for candidacy for president.


The Carbon House, from North and First Sts,
at the corner below the library ~ Circa 1900.
Another Lehighton tanner and pioneer resident was Daniel Olewine.  He and his wife Esther (Zoll) originated from Towamensing Township.  Olewine first journeyed to Mauch Chunk as a tanner.  But by 1856 he built his own enterprise at Seventh and Bridge Streets in Lehighton in 1856.

Today the former Penn Lace building stands where the tannery once operated.

Olewine was a founding president of First National Bank in Lehighton in 1875.  This bank was first housed in a portion of Joseph Obert’s First St residence in the 1880s.

The bank later became the Hazleton National Bank that opened for business in its once thoroughly modern stone-façade building.  Though now vacant, it is still an impressive downtown building that first opened in 1910.

Olewine’s tannery burned down in 1873.  At that point he retired to his spacious brick home next door that still stands at 600 Bridge St.  As mentioned earlier, the tannery was then rebuilt by B. J. Kuntz who operated it into the 1890s.

Daniel Olewine was father-in-law to two well known Lehighton residents: Chief clerk of the LVRR Car Dept Franklin Pierce Lentz (Clara Olewine) and William S. Koch (Susan Esther Olewine) of the well-known Koch farm in southwest Lehighton.
Isborn Koch and his brother William S. once ran a cigar
factory in downtown Lehighton.  Their partnership
dissolved in 1882.  I.S. continued on while W.S.
went full-time into farming.

William was just one of the first three Koch brothers to live in Lehighton, all sons of Daniel and Mary Ann Koch of Northampton County.  Besides, William there was Isborn S. and Milton.  Until 1882, Isborn and William were in the cigar manufacturing business together in downtown Lehighton.

Isborn continued in cigars while William furthered himself in his large 200-acre farm in the southwest corner of town.  (One of several unsolved Lehighton deaths was once solved by I.S. Koch, search this story for more on that).

A portion of this farm became the Small and Koch Dairy Farm with William’s son and son-in-law Reuben Koch running the dairy until the mid 1930s.  It later became Geurstlaurer’s and still operates today as Zimmerman’s Dairy.

From the horse drawn days of Small and Koch Dairy.  Originally started on William S. Koch's farm by his son William "Daniel" Koch  and son-in-law Reuben Small, they first called it Orchard Poultry and Truck Farm.  Reuben Small
arrived in the Lehigh Valley for business school and met and married 'the farmers' daughter' Esther Koch
in 1905.  Small and Koch operated the farm until the mid-Depression.  (Small & Koch photos are courtesy of Lois Small).
Reuben Small (left) and William "Daniel" Koch left in the early 1900s at the Small and Koch Dairy in the southwest corner of Lehighton.

Small and Koch Dairy was the first Carbon County dairy to pasteurize milk.  It was also the only diary of the over 268 in the county to receive a state department of health satisfactory rating in 1916.  (See footnotes for more on Reuben Small).

Lehighton was also home to two of the three Lentz brothers from Colonel John Lentz.  Col Lentz was a soldier in the War of 1812 and later, though advanced in age, led a defense of Harrisburg when Lee’s army advanced there in the summer of 1863.

One of these sons, Lafayette of Mauch Chunk, made a fortune in the coal fields.  Lentz Trail along Mauch Chunk lake and creek is named for him.

Lafayette’s son, Horace DeYoung Lentz, graduated Harvard Law in 1891.  He in turn endowed a scholarship there that still provides full tuition to any Carbon resident who attends Harvard Law.  Current resident Neil Makhija of Lehighton is the only living person who has benefitted from this trust.

Here in Lehighton, John S. Lentz lived at Third and Alum Streets, today’s “Schaeffer Funeral Home.”  He was superintendent of the Packerton shops.

Franklin Pierce Lentz lived at the former brick home of his father-in-law Daniel Olewine.  He held various positions with the LVRR including chief clerk of the car department at the Packerton Yard as well as Justice of the Peace in Lehighton.  He was educated at Lehighton’s “Academy” school.
The crowning achievement Frederick Leuckel's life of work in Lehighton, his 1899 building still stands today.  Neither Frederick and his son John who completed the building would live long to enjoy it.
Both men were dead 
by October 1899.  (Most photos without photo credit are from the Haupt family collection).

Another pioneer immigrant of Lehighton was Frederick Leuckel, his building is still prominent in the downtown.  Born in Germany in 1807, Frederick Leuckel came to America by way of Amsterdam with $40 to his name.

He apprenticed there for seven years as a butcher.  He then made a 130-day voyage to New York City at the age of twenty-three.  He worked in the sugar factory in Easton and started a meat shop there before moving to Lehighton.  He married another German émigré Lecetta Lenzler.

Leuckel rose to financial prominence from the hard-work of his butcher shop, to investing in real estate, banks, and other businesses.  He was a major shareholder in at least four banks: two in Mauch Chunk, one bank in Catasauqua, as well as in Lehighton’s First National.

By the time of his 1875 “retirement,” he was one of our town’s wealthiest self-made men.
This circa 1908 fire next to the Leuckel building led the way for
Citizen's National Bank to construct its stone facade building next door
in around 1909.

The ‘Leuckel Building,’ completed in 1899, was the former home of Lehighton’s post office and was home to Leuckel’s and Olewine’s “First National Bank.”   It later housed the “Citizen’s National Bank.”

A fire next door around 1908 led the way for “Citizen’s” to build its prominent stone-façade modern bank building next door.  First Federal, the last and most recent bank that occupied this building, added a more modern metal face to it in the 1970s.

Lehighton has had its shares of fires.  Many of these will be detailed in 25 stop trolley tour guide book being published by the Sesquicentennial Committee.  But many businesses have been relocated or otherwise affected by the many downtown fires over the years.  The tour book will chronicle the major ones from the 1930s Elks fire, to the 1950s North First St and the 1960s South First St fires.
Here is the bunting of the opening
of the new Citizen's National Bank
building with the Leuckel
Building to the left.  The building
still stands today, however the last
bank, First Federal, covered it with
a more modern looking metal facade.
Serfas Motors before May 1918 fire - Looking north on Iron St,
with the former Trinity Lutheran Church tower at Third and Iron
in the distance.  (This Serfas family spelled their name with one 's'.)

Serfas Motors burned to the ground in May of 1918 and a three-story brown brick building went in its place.  (It is currently a Blue Ridge Cable office behind the former Times News building.)


Within the personal collection of dairyman Reuben Small are pictures of burned out cars from a "Lehighton garage fire."  Though no one is certain these are of the Serfas Motors, it is certainly a possibility.  These photos will appear at the end.
This is the Serfas fire from May 1918, taken from the south side of
Iron St, looking toward the alley behind what would one day by the
the Opera House/Bayer Building/Times News Building.  The long
building in the background was the original band hall and still stands.  Look at the end of this story for fire pictures from the Reuben Small personal collection from this time period. 

Eventually, sometime before 1946, Moyer and Haupt had their first garage there.  By 1946 they took over the former Acme building at 200 to 206 North First St and began moving their Ford dealership there, this being another currently building housing BRC offices today.

Later, Moyer and Haupt moved out to Route 443 with an Edsel dealership, this dealership now trades as "Lehighton Ford."  They also operated a service station at the corner of Eighth and Mahoning Sts, today it is a medical center in the 1940s.
Moyer and Haupt on Iron St pre-1946.  Not the brick ornaments
above the row of windows.  Those can still be seen today on
this building currently housing some Blue Ridge Cable offices
at the alley behind the former Times News Building.

This picture shows Moyer and Haupt converting the old Acme
back into a garage.  Prior to it being Acme, it housed Otto Kropp's
First St garage.  Today it is the main Lehighton BRC office.

Prior to the Acme occupying 200 North First, Otto Kropp had a garage there.  He also had a Studebaker and Hudson dealership in the area of our current library.  Otto must have been quite a character.  It has been said that he once made a late-night car-swap deal with gangster "Legs" Diamond, a bootlegger who operated between New York and Philadelphia.

In 1937, Otto and his wife hosted Dr. J. Lavarowitz who was president of the "Rambling Hobos of America."  Otto was the grandfather who raised the well-known Lehighton geography teacher Michael "Corky" Kordilla.

Another well-known Lehighton business that grew, burned, and moved to another street was Kistler's Hardware.
Here is Mahlon Kistler (left) and business parnter William F. Hamilton in his mid-1920s First St Hardware Store.
It transferred to his son Mahlon "Jake" in 1957 and later to his
step-son George Griffith.  The store continues today on Second St as "Lehighton Hardware."  Hamilton was born in Scranton and was a boilermaker for the LVRR in 1910.  He died of a stroke in 1935 at the age of 50.
(Kistler pictures appear courtesy of Paula Kistler Ewaniuk.)

Kistler’s Lehighton Hardware would later move to Second Street, its current location.  Kistler started his hardware store in 1925 and ran a progressive business model, taking pride in decorating his front window.  In 1957 he handed the reins over to his son Mahlon Jr.  In 1963 they were burned out and moved to its current location on Second St.  The business went from Mahlon Jr's step-brother George Griffith.

The show window of Kistler's first hardware store included shotguns, shells and stuffed raccoons.  See the end of this story for the new store front further up First St that later burned in a 1963 fire, sending the store to Second St.
Curiously, Kistler's Hardware was located at 237 North First St,  in what would be in today's Rite Aid parking lot.  After the fire, the A&P, which was then located in today's Lehighton Hardware's Second St building, built the 14,000 square foot building Rite Aid uses today.  The A&P left the current Rite Aid building back in the 1980s.

One of the longest tenured corner grocery stores in Lehighton was Cal Haas' store at the corner of Fifth and Coal.  It served their neighborhood with credit for groceries from 1930 to 1996.  The last thirty years it was ron by Cal's son Robert "Bobby" Haas, who was known for his regimented scheduled coffee breaks at the Beacon 443 Diner.
Here are some of the Haas family from the 1955 celebration of
the 200 year anniversary of the Gnadenhutten Massacre.  From Left:
Robert Haas, his wife Geri Haas, Cal Haas, and daughter
Madeline (Haas) Kreiss Folweiler.  (Madeline's first husband
Ezra Kreiss was lost in Operation Tiger in WWII.  She re-married
Chester Folweiler, another WWII veteran.

The Trainer family had a corner store on Third and Cypress Sts.  It was taken over by Mel Everett and Dick Koch as "Ev-Ko" furniture and home appliances in 1966.  A fire destroyed the business in 1968 and the pair split in 1974.  Everett continued there in furniture and Koch established himself on Coal St where they remain today.

Mel's brother Arlington "A.W." Everett's furniture frame business in Franklin Township is also still running today, though now they specialize in frames for lift chairs.









Like Leuckel, Joseph Obert was another German immigrant butcher who prospered here.  He opened a dry goods business in Lehighton in the 1870s to which he parlayed into farm land speculation.

He eventually built one of the largest pork and cattle processing and packing plants in the east.  His sons continued the business into the 1930s.

Livestock would arrive on the LVRR and enter Obert’s stockyard on the east side of First St.  Pigs and cattle (but mostly pigs) were then marched across the street and up the alley between what is today Alfie’s Pizza and the former Hinkle’s Downtown Grille (a building first built by Obert and once held “Malta Hall” on the second floor.
This building still stands across the alley from
Obert's (today's "Alfies") and was built by Obert
after the "Lyric Theater" was torn down.  It was
home to Losos and Sondheim clothiers (who
once occupied part of the Obert building).
The second floor once housed the Knights of
Malta and a portion of Obert's slaughter
house can be seen rear left.  Look for interior
pictures of this building at the end of this
article.  Most will also remember the most
recent owner of this building was
Hinkle's Downtown Grille.

The large slaughter house was located on what is today a municipal parking lot behind Alfies.  The block across from this alley, once was known as the Obert block.

The Obert’s lived at both his sprawling building in front of his slaughter house on First Street as well as another home he built later on South Second near Trinity Lutheran Church (now owned by Barrett Ravenhurst and Rick Brong).
The beautiful Victorian-era home was first built by Joseph and Catherine Obert in the 1880s or 1890s at
212 South Second, catty-corner from Trinity Lutheran Church and is one of the 25 stops of the Sesquicentennial
Trolley tour.  Seen here in this photo is Joseph and Catherine's son William and their grandson Horace
Obert Sr.  William's wife was Florence.  Horace Obert Jr was the long time chiropractor in Lehighton up until
is recent retirement a few years ago.  The new and only third owners of the home are currently Barrett Ravenhurst
and Rick Brong.

The three Gaston brothers (Carson, Wayne, and LeRoy who run the pizza shop), are the current owners of Obert’s First St property and have done well maintaining the building’s former glory.
This picture gives quite a glimpse at the classes of society of early 1900 Lehighton.  The Victorian-era garbed
ladies and gentlemen on the yard versus the blood-stained work clothes of the man in the street.  You can
also see Loso's and Sondheim's former location before moving across the alley.

It is here where we can see the meeting point today.

By studying the many buildings in Lehighton and by getting to know our history, we can see where our past meets our future.  The Obert and Leuckel buildings are a good place to start.

The once ornate dental work and finials are gone.  The large rectangular sign that proudly touted the “Leuckel Building 1899” now says “White’s Trading.”

Just like the once powerful anthracite and transportation industries are likely never to return, the works and fortunes of our pioneer residents are also mostly long gone.

But we are here today because of them.  And their legacy to us is to live in a town where their dreams once prospered.  It is for us to fulfill that potential as we are fit to do.


Footnotes:

Lehighton Deaths of the 1890s:

The 1890s were hard on many of Lehighton’s most prominent pioneer citizens.  Lewis Graver died in January 1892 (just weeks after his and Leah’s 50th wedding anniversary).

Joseph Obert died in June of 1897 at the age of 76.  He once donated the land at the corner of Second and Iron to build Zion’s United Church of Christ.

Moses Heilman died in May of 1898.

Also, two sons of two early Lehighton tanners died prematurely in 1898.  Daniel Olewine Sr died at seventy-nine in March of 1895.  But his son Daniel Irwin Olewine died of typhoid fever in Philadelphia in January 1898 at the age of forty-two.

Another Lehighton connected tragedy occurred in May of 1898 when Burgess B. J. Kuntz’s son Edward was seriously injured from an exploding gasoline tank at a Missouri steel company.  He had just begun working there as a chemist.

Upon receiving the news via telegram, Postmaster and former tanner and mayor Kuntz immediately left for Missouri.  However he was unable to reach his son before he passed.  His remains were shipped back to Lehighton for burial.  Edward J. Kuntz was only twenty-five.

Ironically, in 1899, in the same year that their building was completed, both Frederick and John Leuckel died.  Frederick in June and his son John died unexpectedly in October from stomach difficulties.

Incidentally, John Leuckel’s mother-in-law, who was also the mother of Lehighton’s well-known planning mill owner Henry Miller died in an unfortunate accident just months after John’s death.  Mrs George Miller died at the age of 79 from a fractured her skull after falling into the family well at their Franklin home.
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The Wilkes-Barre Bank Heist in 1870 leads to arrests and a murder:

My favorite story involves a pair of bank robbers who hit a bank in Wilkes-Barre in 1870 who came to Lehighton to lay low.  The four suspicious men were “loafing about” Mantz’s Hotel (in the block south of the Hi-Rise today) and rumors quickly spread around town about the character and deeds of these men.

Forty year old Constable John “J. T.” Weston took the gossip seriously.  The robbers instantly drew their guns on the constable’s approach, making their escape out the back of the hotel.  And though it was February, they crossed the LVRR tracks and went into the river, all the while during a “raging snowstorm.”

Weston gathered a posse of men, all armed, and made their way to Weissport, to the vicinity of old bottling works (behind Hofford’s red-brick mill at the end of the bridge owned today by Tom McEvilly) where the crooks were said to leave the river.

The men were captured later, but not without resistance.  Their attempts to fire at the posse were in vain as their weapons were too wet from their mid-winter swim.  Rumors quickly spread that the $30,000 in cash, bonds, and securities were stashed on the mountainside somewhere opposite of Packerton dip, in the Long Run section of East Weissport.

The robbers were sentenced to 20 years in the Eastern State penitentiary and were said to have died there.  However by 1906, it was speculated that they communicated the whereabouts to other prisoners who upon their release came to town to claim the treasure.

In May 1906 three strangers arrived in town, at least one of them was well-dressed and seemed to be carrying a large sum of money.  He and a friend got into fisticuffs in a Lehighton “saloon” in the afternoon, the friend threatening to have the other arrested.

Later, word spread through town that these men, along with another man, were seen digging in the area of the missing bank loot.  That night, three shots rang out in a yard of a home on the outer edge of town.

They found the well dressed man with three bullets in his lungs, with the muzzle blast burned into his clothes, shot at close range.

Suicide was ruled out.  He had a watch and about $35 on him.  Authorities suspected the clever perpetrator left a small portion to give the appearance of suicide over robbery.

Constable J. T. Weston was born in Carbon’s “frontier” logging settlement of Sandy Run.  He died in Allentown in 1914.
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Lehighton's Three Stone-facade Banks:

At about the same time Citizen's Bank was going in, the Hazleton National Bank arrived in town and likewise wanted to build an impressive structure to lure Lehighton's abundant cash flows.  Hazleton took over the former First National Bank.

First St was once known as “Bank St," most likely referring to the street closest to the bank of the river.

The Hazelton Bank building was opened in December of 1911, and for the convenience of a parking lot and modern drive-up window, moved to the corner of First and North Sts in 1963.  The original stone face of Citizens Bank has long been obscured by metal-work meant to give the old bank a “modern” look.  It was most recently known as First Federal Bank.  Another bank, on South First, was once known as Dine Bank in 1916, then later Bank of Lehighton, then People’s Bank, and most recent
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"The sky turned as black as midnight," said survivor Charles Gambler.


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Things were beginning to feel normal again.
Johanna Kibler survived the "Great
Fire of 1875" when she was just nine.
Her father Reuben Kibler worked or
owned a stave-mill that was lost.
She later married Jacob Heydt and
they had a large family.  She died in 1945.

A group of survivors gathered at the Pine Grove House.  The owner, Jacob Christman, hosted his neighbors for a Thanksgiving feast and day of remembrance of those lost in the “Great Fire” that tore through the Pine Swamp eighteen months earlier.

Many surviving families were represented, owners of the destroyed mills along with stave-mill workers like Reuben Kibler.  Reuben fought in vain to save his mill.  His daughter, young Johanna was there, the little nine-year-old witness who not only saw her school and her whole world burn, but who stoically watched the flames devour her home as well.