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The Second National Data Science Bowl, a data science competition where the goal was to automatically determine cardiac volumes from MRI scans, has just ended. We participated with a team of 4 members from Ghent University and finished 2nd!

The team kunsthart (artificial heart in English) consisted of Ira Korshunova, Jeroen Burms, Jonas Degrave, 3 PhD students, and professor Joni Dambre. It’s also a follow-up of last year’s team ≋ Deep Sea ≋, which finished in first place for the First National Data Science Bowl.

Overview

This blog post is going to be long, here is a clickable overview of different sections.

Introduction

The problem

The goal of this year’s Data Science Bowl was to estimate minimum (end-systolic) and maximum (end-diastolic) volumes of the left ventricle from a set of MRI-images taken over one heartbeat. These volumes are used by practitioners to compute an ejection fraction: fraction of outbound blood pumped from the heart with each heartbeat. This measurement can predict a wide range of cardiac problems. For a skilled cardiologist analysis of MRI scans can take up to 20 minutes, therefore, making this process automatic is obviously useful.

Unlike the previous Data Science Bowl, which had very clean and voluminous data set, this year’s competition required a lot more focus on dealing with inconsistencies in the way the very limited number of data points were gathered. As a result, most of our efforts went to trying out different ways to preprocess and combine the different data sources.

The data

The dataset consisted of over a thousand patients. For each patient, we were given a number of 30-frame MRI videos in the DICOM format, showing the heart during a single cardiac cycle (i.e. a single heartbeat). These videos were taken in different planes including the multiple short-axis views (SAX), a 2-chamber view (2Ch), and a 4-chamber view (4Ch). The SAX views, whose planes are perpendicular to the long axis of the left ventricle, form a series of slices that (ideally) cover the entire heart. The number of SAX slices ranged from 1 to 23. Typically, the region of interest (ROI) is only a small part of the entire image. Below you can find a few of SAX slices and Ch2, Ch4 views from one of the patients. Red circles on the SAX images indicate the ROI’s center (later we will explain how to find it), for Ch2 and Ch4 they specify the location of SAX slices projected on the corresponding view.

sax_5 sax_9 sax_10 sax_11 sax_12 sax_15
2Ch 4Ch

The DICOM files also contained a bunch of metadata. Some of the metadata fields, like PixelSpacing and ImageOrientationm were absolutely invaluable to us. The metadata also specified patient’s age and sex.

For each patient in the train set, two labels were provided: the systolic volume and the diastolic volume. From what we gathered (link), these were obtained by cardiologists by manually performing a segmentation on the SAX slices, and feeding these segmentations to a program that computes the minimal and maximal heart chamber volumes. The cardiologists didn’t use the 2Ch or 4Ch images to estimate the volumes, but for us they proved to be very useful.

Combining these multiple data sources can be difficult, however for us dealing with inconsistencies in the data was more challenging. Some examples: the 4Ch slice not being provided for some patients, one patient with less than 30 frames per MRI video, couple of patients with only a handful of SAX slices, patients with SAX slices taken in weird locations and orientations.

The evaluation

Given a patient’s data, we were asked to output a cumulative distribution function over the volume, ranging from 0 to 599 mL, for both systole and diastole. The models were scored by a Continuous Ranked Probability Score (CRPS) error metric, which computes the average squared distance between the predicted CDF and a Heaviside step function representing the real volume.

An additional interesting novelty of this competition was the two stage process. In the first stage, we were given a training set of 500 patients with a public test set of 200 patients. In the final week we were required to submit our model and afterwards the organizers released the test data of 440 patients and labels for 200 patients from the public test set. We think the goal was to compensate for the small dataset and prevent people from optimizing against the test set through visual inspection of every part of their algorithm. Hand-labeling in the first stage was allowed on the training dataset only, for the second stage it was also allowed for 200 validation patients.

The solution: traditional image processing, convnets, and dealing with outliers

In our solution, we combined traditional image processing approaches, which find the region of interest (ROI) in each slice, with convolutional neural networks, which perform the mapping from the extracted image patches to the predicted volumes. Given the very limited number of training samples, we tried combat overfitting by restricting our models to combine the different data sources in predefined ways, as opposed to having them learn how to do the aggregation. Unlike many other contestants, we performed no hand-labelling .

Pre-processing and data augmentation

The provided images have varying sizes and resolutions, and do not only show the heart, but the entire torso of the patient. Our preprocessing pipeline made the images ready to be fed to a convolutional network by going through the following steps:

  • applying a zoom factor such that all images have the same resolution in millimeters
  • finding the region of interest and extracting a patch centered around it
  • data augmentation
  • contrast normalization

To find the correct zooming factor, we made use of the PixelSpacing metadata field, which specifies the image resolution. Further we will explain our approach to ROI detection and data augmentation.

Detecting the Region Of Interest through image segmentation techniques

We used classical computer vision techniques to find the left ventricle in the SAX slices. For each patient, the center and width of the ROI were determined by combining the information of all the SAX slices provided. The figure below shows an example of the result.

ROI extraction steps
ROI extraction steps

First, as was suggested in the Fourier based tutorial, we exploit the fact that each slice sequence captures one heartbeat and use Fourier analyses to extract an image that captures the maximal activity at the corresponding heartbeat frequency (same figure, second image).

From these Fourier images, we then extracted the center of the left ventricle by combining the Hough circle transform with a custom kernel-based majority voting approach across all SAX slices. First, for each fourier image (resulting from a single sax slice), the highest scoring Hough circles for a range of radii were found, and from all of those, the highest scoring ones were retained. , and the range of radii are metaparameters that severely affect the robustness of the ROI detected and were optimised manually. The third image in the figure shows an example of the best circles for one slice.

Finally, a ‘likelihood surface’ (rightmost image in figure above) was obtained by combining the centers and scores of the selected circles for all slices. Each circle center was used as the center for a Gaussian kernel, which was scaled with the circle score, and all these kernels were added. The maximum across this surface was selected as the center of the ROI. The width and height of the bounding box of all circles with centers within a maximal distance (another hyperparameter) of the ROI center were used as bounds for the ROI or to create an ellipsoidal mask as shown in the figure.

Given these ROIs in the SAX slices, we were able to find the ROIs in the 2Ch and 4Ch slices by projecting the SAX ROI centers onto the 2Ch and 4Ch planes.

Data augmentation

As always when using convnets on a problem with few training examples, we used tons of data augmentation. Some special precautions were needed, since we had to preserve the surface area. In terms of affine transformations, this means that only skewing, rotation and translation was allowed. We also added zooming, but we had to correct our volume labels when doing so! This helped to make the distirbution of labels more diverse.

Another augmentation here came in the form of shifting the images over the time axis. While systole was often found in the beginning of a sequence, this was not always the case. Augmenting this, by rolling the image tensor over the time axis, made the resulting model more robust against this noise in the dataset, while providing even more augmentation of our data.

Data augmentation was applied during the training phase to increase the number of training examples. We also applied the augmentations during the testing phase, and averaged predictions across the augmented versions of the same data sample.

Network architectures

We used convolutional neural networks to learn a mapping from the extracted image patches to systolic and diastolic volumes. During the competition, we played around a lot with both minor and major architectural changes. Our base architecture for most of our models was based on VGG-16.

As we already mentioned, we trained different models which can deal with different kinds of patients. There are roughly four different kinds of models we trained: single slice models, patient models, 2Ch models and 4Ch models.

Single slice models

Single slice models are models that take a single SAX slice as an input, and try to predict the systolic and diastolic volumes directly from it. The 30 frames were fed to the network as 30 different input channels. The systolic and diastolic networks shared the convolutional layers, but the dense layers were separated. The output of the network could be either a 600-way softmax (followed by a cumulative sum), or the mean and standard deviation of a Gaussian (followed by a layer computing the cdf of the Gaussian).

Although these models obviously have too little information to make a decent volume estimation, they benefitted hugely from test-time augmentation (TTA). During TTA, the model gets slices with different augmentations, and the outputs are averaged across augmenations and slices for each patient. Although this way of aggregating over SAX slices is suboptimal, it proved to be very robust to the relative positioning of the SAX slices, and is as such applicable to all patients.

Our single best single slice model achieved a local validation score of 0.0157 (after TTA), which was a reliable estimate for the public leaderboard score for these models. The approximate architecture of the slice models is shown on the following figure.

2Ch and 4Ch models

These models have a much more global view on the left ventricle of the heart than single SAX slice models. The 2Ch models also have the advantage of being applicable to every patient. Not every patient had a 4Ch slice. We used the same VGG-inspired architecture for these models. Individually, they achieved a similar validation score (0.0156) as was achieved by averaging over multiple sax slices. By ensembling only single slice, 2Ch and 4Ch models, we were able to achieve a score of 0.0131 on the public leaderboard.

Patient models

As opposed to single slice models, patient models try to make predictions based on the entire stack of (up to 25) SAX slices. In our first approaches to these models, we tried to process each slice separately using a VGG-like single slice network, followed by feeding the results to an overarching RNN in an ordered fashion. However, these models tended to overfit badly. Our solution to this problem consists of a clever way to merge predictions from multiple slices. Instead of having the network learn how to compute the volume based on the results of the individual slices, we designed a layer which combines the areas of consecutive cross-sections of the heart using a truncated cone approximation.

Basically, the slice models have to estimate the area (and standard deviation thereof) of the cross-section of the heart in a given slice . For each pair of consecutive slices and , we estimate the volume of the heart between them as , where is the distance between the slices. The total volume is then given by .

Ordering the SAX slices and finding the distance between them was achieved through looking at the SliceLocation metadata fields, but this field was not very reliable in finding the distance between slices, neither was the SliceThickness. We looked for the two slices that were furthest apart, drew a line between them, and projected every other slice onto this line. This way, we estimated the distance between two slices ourselves.

Our best single model achieved a local validation score of 0.0105 using this approach. This was no longer a good leaderboard estimation, since our local validation set contained relatively few outliers compared to the public leaderboard in the first round. The model had the following architecture:

Layer Type Size Output shape
Input layer   (8, 25, 30, 64, 64)*
Convolution 128 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 128, 64, 64)
Convolution 128 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 128, 64, 64)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 128, 32, 32)
Convolution 128 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 128, 32, 32)
Convolution 128 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 128, 32, 32)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 128, 16, 16)
Convolution 256 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 256, 16, 16)
Convolution 256 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 256, 16, 16)
Convolution 256 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 256, 16, 16)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 256, 8, 8)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 8, 8)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 8, 8)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 8, 8)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 512, 4, 4)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 4, 4)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 4, 4)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 4, 4)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 512, 2, 2)
Fully connected (S/D) 1024 units (8, 25, 1024)
Fully connected (S/D) 1024 units (8, 25, 1024)
Fully connected (S/D) 2 units (mu and sigma) (8, 25, 2)
Volume estimation (S/D)   (8, 2)
Gaussian CDF (S/D)   (8, 600)

* The first dimension is the batch size, i.e. the number of patients, the second dimension is the number of slices. If a patient had fewer slices, we padded the input and omitted the extra slices in the volume estimation.

Oftentimes, we did not train patient models from scratch. We found that initializing patient models with single slice models helps against overfitting, and severely reduces training time of the patient model.

The architecture we described above was one of the best for us. To diversify our models, some of the good things we tried include:

  • processing each frame separately, and taking the minimum and maximum at some point in the network to compute systole and diastole
  • sharing some of the dense layers between the systole and diastole networks as well
  • using discs to approximate the volume, instead of truncated cones
  • cyclic rolling layers
  • leaky RELUs
  • maxout units

One downside of the patient model approach was that these models assume that SAX slices nicely range from one end of the heart to the other. This was trivially not true for patients with very few (< 5) slices, but it was harder to detect automatically for some other outlier cases as in figure below, where something is wrong with the images or the ROI algorithm fails.

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2Ch 4Ch

Training and ensembling

Error function. At the start of the competition, we experimented with various error functions, but we found optimising CRPS directly to work best.

Training algorithm. To train the parameters of our models, we used the Adam update rule (Kingma and Ba).

Initialization. We initialised all filters and dense layers orthogonally (Saxe et al.). Biases were initialized to small positive values to have more gradients at the lower layer in the beginning of the optimization. At the Gaussian output layers, we initialized the biases for mu and sigma such that initial predictions of the untrained network would fall in a sensible range.

Regularization. Since we had a low number of patients, we needed considerable regularization to prevent our models from overfitting. Our main approach was to augment the data and to add a considerable amount of dropout.

Validation

Since the trainset was already quite small, we kept the validation set small as well (83 patients). Despite this, our validation score remained pretty close to the leaderboard score. Also, in cases where it didn’t, it helped us identify issues in our models, namely problematic cases in the test set which were not represented in our validation set. We noticed for instance that quite some of our patient models had problems with patients with too few SAX slices (< 5).

Selectively train and predict

By looking more closely at the validation scores, we observed that most of the accumulated error was obtained by wrongly predicting only a couple of such outlier cases. At some point, being able to handle only a handful of these meant the difference between a leaderboard score of 0.0148 and 0.0132!

To mitigate such issues, we set up our framework such that each individual model could choose not to train on or predict a certain patient. For instance, models on patients’ SAX slices could choose not to predict patients with too few SAX slices, models which use the 4Ch slice would not predict for patients who don’t have this slice. We extended this idea further by developing expert models, which only trained and predicted for patients with either a small or a big heart (as determined by the ROI detection step). Further down the pipeline, our ensembling scripts would then take these non-predictions into account.

Ensembling and dealing with outliers

We ended up creating about 250 models throughout the competition. However, we knew that some of these models were not very robust to certain outliers or patients whose ROI we could not accurately detect. We came up with two different ensembling strategies that would deal with these kind of issues.

Our first ensembling technique followed the following steps:

  1. For each patient, we select the best way to average over the test time augmentations. Slice models often preferred a geometric averaging of distributions, whereas in general arithmetic averaging worked better for patient models.
  2. We average over the models by calculating each prediction’s KL-divergence from the average distribution, and the cross entropy of each single sample of the distribution. This means that models which are further away from the average distribution get more weight (since they are more certain). It also means samples of the distribution closer to the median-value of 0.5 get more weight. Each model also receives a model-specific weight, which is determined by optimizing these weights over the validation set.
  3. Since not all models predict all patients, it is possible for a model in the ensemble to not predict a certain patient. In this case, a new ensemble without these models is optimized, especially for this single patient. The method to do this is described in step 2.
  4. This ensemble is then used on every patient on the test-set. However, when a certain model’s average prediction disagrees too much with the average prediction of all models, the model is thrown out of the ensemble, and a new ensemble is optimized for this patient, as described in step 2. This meant that about ~75% of all patients received a new, ‘personalized’ ensemble.

Our second way of ensembling involves comparing an ensemble that is suboptimal, but robust to outliers, to an ensemble that is not robust to them. This approach is especially interesting, since it does not need a validation set to predict the test patients. It follows the following steps:

  1. Again, for each patient, we select the best way to average over the test time augmentations again.
  2. We combine the models by using a weighted average on the predictions, with the weights summing to one. These weights are determined by optimising them on the validation set. In case not all models provide a prediction for a certain patient, it is dropped for that patient and the weights of the other models are rescaled such that they again sum to one. This ensemble is not robust to outliers, since it contains patient models.
  3. We combine all 2Ch, 4Ch and slice models in a similar fashion. This ensemble is robust to outliers, but only contains less accurate models.
  4. We detect outliers by finding the patients where the two ensembles disagree the most. We measure disagreement using CRPS. If the CRPS exceeds a certain threshold for a patient, we assume it to be an outlier. We chose this threshold to be 0.02.
  5. We retrain the weights for the first ensemble, but omit the outliers from the validation set. We choose this ensemble to generate predictions for most of the patients, but choose the robust ensemble for the outliers.

Following this approach, we detected three outliers in the test set during phase one of the competition. Closer inspection revealed that for all of them either our ROI detection failed, or the SAX slices were not nicely distributed across the heart. Both ways of ensembling achieved similar scores on the public leaderboard. (0.0110)

Second round submissions

For the second round of the competition, we were allowed to retrain our models on the new labels (+ 200 patients). We were also allowed to plan two submissions. Of course, it was impossible to retrain all of our models during this single week. For this reason, we chose to only train our 44 best models, according to our ensembling scripts.

For our first submission, we splitted of a new validation set. The resulting models were combined using our first ensembling strategy.

For our second submission, we trained our models on the entire training set (i.e. there was no validation split). We assembled them using the second ensembling method. Since we had no validation set to optimise the weights of the ensemble, we computed the weights by training an ensemble on the models we trained with a validation split, and transferred them over.

Software and hardware

We used Lasagne, Python, Numpy and Theano to implement our solution, in combination with the cuDNN library. We also used PyCUDA for a few custom kernels. We made use of scikit-image for pre-processing and augmentation.

We trained our models on the NVIDIA GPUs that we have in the lab, which include GTX TITAN X, GTX 980, GTX 680 and Tesla K40 cards. We would like to thank Frederick Godin and Elias Vansteenkiste for lending us a few extra GPUs in the last week of the competition.

Conclusion

In this competition, we tried out different ways to preprocess data and combine information from different data sources, and thus, we learned a lot in this aspect. However, we feel that there is still a room for improvement. For example, we observed that most of our error still hails from a select group of patients. These include the ones for which our ROI extraction fails. In hindsight, hand-labeling the training data and training a network to do the ROI extraction would be a better approach, but we wanted to sidestep doing a lot of this kind of manual effort as much as possible. In the end, labeling the data would probably have been less time intensive.

UPDATE (March 23): the code is now available on GitHub: github.com/317070/kaggle-heart


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People embrace the enchanting glow of the big screen for all manner of reasons; to journey to faraway places they could only ever imagine, to experience the escapism of a captivating story, or maybe to indulge in an obsession with the world of cinema. For me, all three of these reasons apply - and many more - but first and foremost is the satisfaction of recommending obscure films to other like-minded individuals who adopt them as their new favourites.

With over 100 years worth of films to choose from, and many of these now available at the click of a button, it can be extremely difficult to narrow your choices down to pick a film to watch. Although cinema has been around for over four times longer than my life on this earth, I have spent what some may consider an unhealthy amount of these years delving into the history of films to discover some of the best hidden gems out there.

This series of articles aims to highlight the overlooked masterpieces that I have unearthed whilst exploring the forgotten recesses of cinema. Take a gamble on any one of these films and I guarantee that you will be eagerly awaiting all future instalments in this series. You may well have heard of a number of these films; my aim isn't merely to shine a spotlight on the most obscure films out there, but to share my enjoyment of those films which don't have the cult following I believe they deserve.

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Director - Robert Altman
Country - USA
Year - 1972
Runtime - 104 Minutes

Prolific film directors can often suffer the misfortune of having select films simply fading into obscurity over time. Five time academy award nominee Robert Altman is one such film-maker who directed a number of American classics throughout his incredible career, including MASH, Nashville and The Player. Many of his lesser celebrated films have left an indelible impression on audiences lucky enough to see them but don't garner the recognition awarded to his commercially successful films. Coming off the success of McCabe & Mrs Miller, Altman directed a nightmarish horror film, Images (1972); a bleak exploration of schizophrenia that retains the power to startle viewers almost fifty years later. Images was well received on its initial release – Susannah York even won the Best actress award at Cannes for her staggering performance – but it appears to have drifted out of the collective consciousness of cinephiles as time has passed by.

Taking its cue from Ingmar Bergman's radical study on identity, Persona (1965), Altman plays around with bizarre imagery and strange sounds to invoke the utter confusion that his main protagonist, Cathryn (Susannah York), suffers at the hands of her cruel psychological condition. Cathryn's distress is exacerbated by the absence of her busy husband, Hugh (Rene Auberjonois), so he plans a quiet weekend away together at a remote Irish cottage to ease her tension whilst allowing them some time to relax before the arrival of their first born.

Their plans for a peaceful retreat are put on hold with the arrival of Hugh’s friend, Rene (Macel Bozzuffi), and a strange parade of other visitors including those who live nearby or pass the cottage whilst out for a walk in the countryside. As we begin to see the instability of Cathryn’s mental state, it becomes apparent that not of all those who stop by are really there, and she has as much difficulty as us discerning who is real and who is merely a figment of her imagination. The schizophrenia really begins to take hold when Cathryn imagines she is being visited by her ex-lover who died many years ago, and as her agitation worsens, she starts to lash out at the apparitions that plague her, endangering herself and others around her.

There are some alarming scenes of bloody violence and a suggestive sex scene that emphasise the fragile state of Cathryn’s mind but Altman’s care and attention to these sequences places them firmly in the realm of art house rather than exploitation. Altman takes his cue from Hitchcock’s shower scene in Psycho in which we never actually see the blade penetrate the skin. He prefers to allow the audience to fill in the gaps, alluding to the graphic violence that accompanies Cathryn’s breakdown and making us believe we see more than is actually shown through the use of well-timed cuts or displaying the gory aftermath of such incidents.


York’s central performance is a tour de force in acting. The torment Cathryn experiences is disarming and frightening as she reacts to the apparitions with genuine terror and confusion, and York encapsulates this emotional distress with a bravura depiction of a schizophrenic. Those who play the imagined characters are equally as captivating with their strange and aggressive behaviours that provoke Cathryn; heightening the dramatic tension and adding to the illusion that they only exist in her mind.

Altman went on to revisit this fascinating concept for his later film 3 Women, which is the perfect companion piece to Images, and although it tones down the horror in favour of a more surreal approach to the subject matter, it is equally as compelling, and is far more well-known than its spiritual predecessor. For me though, Images remains my favourite of the two; successful film directors rarely venture into the world of horror - with many viewing it as a fantastical avenue that isn’t credible - and it is always a joy to see such an accomplished director’s stance on the genre. This cruel and compelling character study is a superb art-house horror and it fills me with a pang of regret that Altman never again explored the darker side of cinema.

If you take the time to watch Images then it would be awesome if you could also take the time to let me know what you thought of it, either by commenting below or tweeting me @filmbantha. Thanks, and enjoy!





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          The Times' Sam Farmer predicts Ravens will beat Bengals on 'Thursday Night Football'      Cache   Translate Page      

NFL Thursday

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TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT.

Line: Ravens by 1.

Over/under: 44

Sam Farmer’s pick: The Bengals are improved on offense, but their offensive line is an issue. As usual, the Ravens have a strong defense that can exploit that. Baltimore can stop the...


          En Europe de l’Ouest, les partis populistes exploitent le sentiment de mécontentement vis-à-vis du système (« anti-establishment ») mais leur attrait au-delà du clivage idéologique est minime      Cache   Translate Page      
Les sentiments « anti-establishment » qui contribuent à alimenter les mouvements populistes d’Europe de l’Ouest récents se retrouvent à gauche, au centre et à droite du spectre idéologique, selon un nouveau rapport du Pew Research Center.
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          One of the worst words in the dictionary      Cache   Translate Page      
David Suzuki
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My parents married during the Great Depression. After the 1929 market collapse, people had to learn to make do, help each other out and live on meagre incomes. Those times were seared into my parents' attitudes and values.

Although we were all born and raised in Canada, my family was seen as the enemy during the Second World War. Because of our Japanese ethnicity, the government confiscated our property and incarcerated us in camps deep in the Rockies. When the war ended, we were shipped to Ontario where my parents worked as farm labourers. Winters were cold and I needed a coat, which they bought with their limited resources. I was in a growth spurt and quickly outgrew it, so they passed it on to my twin sister. Half a year later, she had outgrown it so our younger sister inherited it. For years, my parents boasted, "This coat was so well-made, it lasted through three children!"

Durability was a prized attribute of clothing and other products. What's happened since? Would a child today happily wear a well-used hand-me-down? How many parents even think of passing clothing on that way?

War pulled the North American economy out of the doldrums, but as it was drawing to an end, politicians worried about how to transition a war economy to peacetime. The answer was delivered by the president's economic advisers: Get Americans to worship at the altar of consumption, they advised, so they buy things, use them and buy more. It worked. Today, 70 per cent of the American economy is based on consumer goods. And where America goes, a world enmeshed in the global economy follows.

The 1945 global population of about 2.5 billion has now exploded threefold. This huge consumer group has fed a steep rise in the global economy. To maximize consumption, businesses market products to children, seniors and sectors of the developing world. Holiday celebrations have become sales opportunities, none more than around American Thanksgiving with its Black Friday and now Cyber Monday.

Everything we consume comes from the Earth and goes back to it. Our home is the biosphere, the zone of air, water and land where all life exists. Many "resources" we exploit -- air, water, soil, trees, fish -- cleanse and replenish themselves. If we use them carefully, we can live in balance. But explosive growth in human numbers, consumption and the economy result in overexploitation and destruction, undermining the planet's life support systems.

In this critical moment when our energy decisions hold the key to our species' future, we must rethink our place in the world. That means re-examining our consumer-driven economy with its constant repetition of the need for growth.

Reflecting on the coat that "went through three kids," I wonder about the three Rs -- reduce, reuse and recycle -- that environmentalists pushed in the 1970s and '80s. Product durability means sales will dry up or at least diminish -- not a good strategy in a business cycle demanding growth as the measure of success.

In a time of environmental crisis, the most obscene word in our language is "disposable." Disposability implies that something we've finished using disappears. In the biosphere, nothing goes away or disappears. Everything ends up somewhere.

During the 1950s, the phrase "planned obsolescence" became a critical element of industrial output to ensure continued markets for everything from buildings to cars. This mentality underpins the very notion of "fashion." Clothing is something we wear to cover up and keep us warm in cold weather and cool in hot. But appealing to people's thirst for novelty clothing epitomizes disposability. Few things flaunt disregard for the environment more than proudly wearing pre-ripped jeans costing hundreds of dollars. Those jeans are a tribute to the need to push unnecessary product onto easily manipulated consumers.

The planet is overrun with an insatiable predator, humankind. As we run out of places to dump our wastes, cities are reducing the waste stream by banning disposables such as plastic dishware, cutlery and bags. This is a first step to re-examining our unsustainable ways and the need to rediscover values of frugality and thoughtfulness about our place on Earth. Let's start by teaching our children that "disposable" is a bad word.

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          MEASUREMENTS OF ELASTIC PP INTERACTIONS AND EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTION WITH THE ATLAS DETECTOR      Cache   Translate Page      
The total pp cross section is a fundamental observable at the LHC. It can be derived from the measurement of the elastic cross section, using the optical theorem. Measurements of the elastic proton-proton cross section were performed at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV at various settings of the beam optics using the ALFA detector. The ALFA detector is also used to tag forward protons in order to enrich the exclusive diffractive production of pion pairs for first cross section measurements of this process at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. In the absence of forward proton tagging, exclusive processes can be distinguished in the central part of the ATLAS detector exploiting the absence of charged particles reconstructed in the inner tracking detector. If available, the talk will also cover the study of the exclusive pion production at 7 and 8 TeV, the total cross section and rho determination from elastic scattering, as well as an inclusive single diffractive study at 8 TeV.
          ATLAS Experiment Brochure - Arabic      Cache   Translate Page      
ATLAS is one of the four major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. It is a general-purpose particle physics experiment run by an international collaboration, and is designed to exploit the full discovery potential and the huge range of physics opportunities that the LHC provides.
          Exploiting the structure effectively and efficiently in low rank matrix recovery. (arXiv:1809.03652v1 [math.NA])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Jian-Feng Cai, Ke Wei

Low rank model arises from a wide range of applications, including machine learning, signal processing, computer algebra, computer vision, and imaging science. Low rank matrix recovery is about reconstructing a low rank matrix from incomplete measurements. In this survey we review recent developments on low rank matrix recovery, focusing on three typical scenarios: matrix sensing, matrix completion and phase retrieval. An overview of effective and efficient approaches for the problem is given, including nuclear norm minimization, projected gradient descent based on matrix factorization, and Riemannian optimization based on the embedded manifold of low rank matrices. Numerical recipes of different approaches are emphasized while accompanied by the corresponding theoretical recovery guarantees.


          Uplink Cooperative NOMA for Cellular-Connected UAV. (arXiv:1809.03657v1 [cs.IT])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Weidong Mei, Rui Zhang

Aerial-ground interference mitigation is a challenging issue in the cellular-connected unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications. Due to the strong line-of-sight (LoS) air-to-ground (A2G) channels, the UAV may impose/suffer more severe uplink/downlink interference to/from the cellular base stations (BSs) than the ground users. To tackle this challenge, we propose to apply the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) technique to the uplink communication from a UAV to cellular BSs, under spectrum sharing with the existing ground users. However, for our considered system, traditional NOMA with local interference cancellation (IC), termed non-cooperative NOMA, may provide very limited gain compared to the OMA. This is because there are many co-channel BSs due to the LoS A2G channels and thus the UAV's rate performance is severely limited by the BS with the worst channel condition with the UAV. To improve the UAV's achievable rate, a new cooperative NOMA scheme is proposed by exploiting the backhaul links among BSs. Specifically, some BSs with better channel conditions are selected to decode the UAV's signals first, and then forward the decoded signals to their backhaul-connected BSs for IC. To investigate the optimal design of cooperative NOMA, we maximize the weighted sum-rate of the UAV and ground users by jointly optimizing the UAV's rate and power allocations over multiple resource blocks. However, this problem is hard to be solved optimally. To obtain useful insights, we first consider two special cases with egoistic and altruistic transmission strategies of the UAV, respectively, and solve their corresponding problems optimally. Next, we consider the general case and propose an efficient suboptimal solution via the alternating optimization. Numerical results show that the proposed cooperative NOMA yields significant throughput gains than the OMA and the non-cooperative NOMA benchmark.


          Compressive Massive Random Access for Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC). (arXiv:1809.03784v1 [cs.IT])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Malong Ke, Zhen Gao, Yongpeng Wu, Xiangming Meng

In future wireless networks, one fundamental challenge for massive machine-type communications (mMTC) lies in the reliable support of massive connectivity with low latency. Against this background, this paper proposes a compressive sensing (CS)-based massive random access scheme for mMTC by leveraging the inherent sporadic traffic, where both the active devices and their channels can be jointly estimated with low overhead. Specifically, we consider devices in the uplink massive random access adopt pseudo random pilots, which are designed under the framework of CS theory. Meanwhile, the massive random access at the base stations (BS) can be formulated as the sparse signal recovery problem by leveraging the sparse nature of active devices. Moreover, by exploiting the structured sparsity among different receiver antennas and subcarriers, we develop a distributed multiple measurement vector approximate message passing (DMMV-AMP) algorithm for further improved performance. Additionally, the state evolution (SE) of the proposed DMMV-AMP algorithm is derived to predict the performance. Simulation results demonstrate the superiority of the proposed scheme, which exhibits a good tightness with the theoretical SE.


          LOS MIMO Design based on Multiple Optimum Antenna Separations. (arXiv:1809.03899v1 [eess.SP])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Mario H. Castañeda García, Marcin Iwanow, Richard A. Stirling-Gallacher

The use of multiple antennas in a transmit and receive antenna array for MIMO wireless communication allows the spatial degrees of freedom in rich scattering environments to be exploited. However, for line-of-sight (LOS) MIMO channels with uniform linear arrays (ULAs) at the transmitter and receiver, the antenna separations at the transmit and receive array need to be optimized to maximize the spatial degrees of freedom and the channel capacity. In this paper, we first revisit the derivation of the optimum antenna separation at the transmit and receive ULAs in a LOS MIMO system, and provide the general expression for the optimum antenna separation product, which consists of multiple solutions. Although only the solution corresponding to the smallest antenna separation product is usually considered in the literature, we exploit the multiple solutions for a LOS MIMO design over a range of distances between the transmitter and receiver. In particular, we consider the LOS MIMO design in a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication scenario, over a range of distances between the transmit and receive vehicle.


          The Times' Sam Farmer predicts Ravens will beat Bengals on 'Thursday Night Football'      Cache   Translate Page      

NFL Thursday

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TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT.

Line: Ravens by 1.

Over/under: 44

Sam Farmer’s pick: The Bengals are improved on offense, but their offensive line is an issue. As usual, the Ravens have a strong defense that can exploit that. Baltimore can stop the...


          Differential operators and families of automorphic forms on unitary groups of arbitrary signature. (arXiv:1511.06771v4 [math.NT] UPDATED)      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Ellen Eischen, Jessica Fintzen, Elena Mantovan, Ila Varma

In the 1970's, Serre exploited congruences between $q$-expansion coefficients of Eisenstein series to produce $p$-adic families of Eisenstein series and, in turn, $p$-adic zeta functions. Partly through integration with more recent machinery, including Katz's approach to $p$-adic differential operators, his strategy has influenced four decades of developments. Prior papers employing Katz's and Serre's ideas exploiting differential operators and congruences to produce families of automorphic forms rely crucially on $q$-expansions of automorphic forms.

The overarching goal of the present paper is to adapt the strategy to automorphic forms on unitary groups, which lack $q$-expansions when the signature is of the form $(a, b)$, $a\neq b$. In particular, this paper completely removes the restrictions on the signature present in prior work. As intermediate steps, we achieve two key objectives. First, partly by carefully analyzing the action of the Young symmetrizer on Serre-Tate expansions, we explicitly describe the action of differential operators on the Serre-Tate expansions of automorphic forms on unitary groups of arbitrary signature. As a direct consequence, for each unitary group, we obtain congruences and families analogous to those studied by Katz and Serre. Second, via a novel lifting argument, we construct a $p$-adic measure taking values in the space of $p$-adic automorphic forms on unitary groups of any prescribed signature. We relate the values of this measure to an explicit $p$-adic family of Eisenstein series. One application of our results is to the recently completed construction of $p$-adic $L$-functions for unitary groups by the first named author, Harris, Li, and Skinner.


          Comment on Elisabeth Moss Studied Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and Marilyn Monroe to Play an Unleashed Rock Star in ‘Her Smell’ — TIFF by Xenu      Cache   Translate Page      
"Elisabeth Moss Studied Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and Marilyn Monroe to Play an Unleashed Rock Star" O.K., but why does she need to study this Scientology nonsense, too ? This crazy cult just uses her as a prestige member to lure unhappy people in their arms - to exploit them. Next time your Scientology handlers kiss your ass in the Celebrity Center you could ask some hard questions, Elisabeth: "Do I really need you crazy people to be a good actress ?" No, you don't. They need you much more to be able to present a few 'successes', because apart from Giovanni Ribisi, Anne Archer, Juliette Lewis and the aging Tom Cruise the Celebrity Center is pretty empty, isn't it ? Boycott all Scientology products.
          GIANT: Globally Improved Approximate Newton Method for Distributed Optimization. (arXiv:1709.03528v5 [cs.LG] UPDATED)      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Shusen Wang, Farbod Roosta-Khorasani, Peng Xu, Michael W. Mahoney

For distributed computing environment, we consider the empirical risk minimization problem and propose a distributed and communication-efficient Newton-type optimization method. At every iteration, each worker locally finds an Approximate NewTon (ANT) direction, which is sent to the main driver. The main driver, then, averages all the ANT directions received from workers to form a {\it Globally Improved ANT} (GIANT) direction. GIANT is highly communication efficient and naturally exploits the trade-offs between local computations and global communications in that more local computations result in fewer overall rounds of communications. Theoretically, we show that GIANT enjoys an improved convergence rate as compared with first-order methods and existing distributed Newton-type methods. Further, and in sharp contrast with many existing distributed Newton-type methods, as well as popular first-order methods, a highly advantageous practical feature of GIANT is that it only involves one tuning parameter. We conduct large-scale experiments on a computer cluster and, empirically, demonstrate the superior performance of GIANT.


          Uncertainty quantification for radio interferometric imaging: II. MAP estimation. (arXiv:1711.04819v2 [astro-ph.IM] UPDATED)      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Xiaohao Cai, Marcelo Pereyra, Jason D. McEwen

Uncertainty quantification is a critical missing component in radio interferometric imaging that will only become increasingly important as the big-data era of radio interferometry emerges. Statistical sampling approaches to perform Bayesian inference, like Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling, can in principle recover the full posterior distribution of the image, from which uncertainties can then be quantified. However, for massive data sizes, like those anticipated from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), it will be difficult if not impossible to apply any MCMC technique due to its inherent computational cost. We formulate Bayesian inference problems with sparsity-promoting priors (motivated by compressive sensing), for which we recover maximum a posteriori (MAP) point estimators of radio interferometric images by convex optimisation. Exploiting recent developments in the theory of probability concentration, we quantify uncertainties by post-processing the recovered MAP estimate. Three strategies to quantify uncertainties are developed: (i) highest posterior density credible regions; (ii) local credible intervals (cf. error bars) for individual pixels and superpixels; and (iii) hypothesis testing of image structure. These forms of uncertainty quantification provide rich information for analysing radio interferometric observations in a statistically robust manner. Our MAP-based methods are approximately $10^5$ times faster computationally than state-of-the-art MCMC methods and, in addition, support highly distributed and parallelised algorithmic structures. For the first time, our MAP-based techniques provide a means of quantifying uncertainties for radio interferometric imaging for realistic data volumes and practical use, and scale to the emerging big-data era of radio astronomy.


          Video Showing Trekking Elephant Finally Freed From Chains Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes      Cache   Translate Page      

The above video features the WFFT Elephant Refuge rescue team coming to the aid of an ailing, abused elderly elephant named Jum Nong who had been grossly exploited in the trekking industry in Thailand.

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          ظهور المرتزقة في المجال السيبراني      Cache   Translate Page      
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ظهور المرتزقة في المجال السيبراني

 "فورين بوليسي"
أيلول/سبتمبر 2018
ظهرت الرسالة النصية الأولى على هاتف أحمد منصور عند الساعة 9:38 من صباح أحد أيام آب/أغسطس الحارة عام 2016. كانت الرسالة غامضة بعض الشيء وباللغة العربية، وقد ورد فيها ما يلي: "أسرار جديدة عن تعذيب الإماراتيين في سجون الدولة" وتبعها رابط تشعبي. وقد بدا كل من الرقم والرسالة، والرسالة المشابهة التي تلقاها في اليوم التالي، غريبًا بالنسبة إلى منصور، وهو ناشط معروف في مجال حقوق الإنسان في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة. فقاوم وامتنع عن النقر على الروابط.
بدلاً من ذلك، أرسل منصور الملاحظات إلى معهد أبحاث "سيتيزن لاب" التابع لجامعة تورنتو والمتخصص في حقوق الإنسان وأمن الإنترنت. وبعد العمل بالاتجاه المعاكس، وجد الباحثون أن الروابط التشعبية هي جزء من برنامج تجسس متطور تم تصميمه خصيصًا لاستهداف منصور. ولو نقر على الروابط، لحوّل البرنامج هاتفه إلى "جاسوس رقمي في جيبه"، يتتبع تحركاته ويراقب رسائله ويسيطر على كاميرته وميكروفونه، بحسب ما جاء لاحقًا في تقرير "سيتيزن لاب".
لكن الاكتشاف المهم في التقرير لم يكن التكنولوجيا المستخدمة بحد ذاتها، إذ قامت وكالات الاستخبارات في الدول المتقدمة بتطوير برامج تجسس ونشرها حول العالم. فما برز هو أن معهد "سيتيزن لاب" قد تعقّب البرنامج واكتشف أنه يعود إلى شركة خاصة وهي "مجموعة إن أس أو" الإسرائيلية الغامضة. (يتكون الاسم من الأحرف الأولى من أسماء مؤسسي الشركة الثلاثة). وبطريقة ما، تمكنت هذه الشركة الصغيرة نسبيًا من العثور على ثغرة في أجهزة آيفون الجوالة التي تُعتبر من بين أكثر الأجهزة الخليوية أمنًا في العالم، وقد طورت برنامجًا لاستغلالها – وهي عملية مكلفة للغاية وتستغرق وقتًا طويلاً. وفي هذا السياق، كتب باحثو معهد "سيتيزن لاب" في تقريرهم: "لسنا على علم بأي حالة سابقة تم فيها اختراق نظام حماية أجهزة آيفون عن بُعد ليُستخدم كجزء من حملة هجومية موجّهة".
وتُعد إسرائيل رائدةً على المستوى العالمي في قطاع التكنولوجيا السيبرانية الخاص، حيث تملك على الأقل 300 شركة تغطي كافة المجالات بدءًا من الأمن المصرفي وصولاً إلى الدفاع عن البنية التحتية الحيوية. ولكن في حين أن معظم هذه المؤسسات تهدف إلى حماية الشركات من الهجمات الإلكترونية، استغل بعضها هذا الخط الرفيع الفاصل بين القدرات الإلكترونية الدفاعية وتلك الهجومية لتزويد العملاء بخدمات أكثر شرًا. ففي حالة منصور، يُعتقد أن الإمارات العربية المتحدة قد استخدمت أدوات زوّدتها بها شركة "إن أس أو" لمراقبة أشهر المعارضين في البلاد. (ويقضي منصور الآن حكمًا بالسجن لمدة 10 سنوات بسبب نشره "معلومات كاذبة" على حساباته الخاصة عبر وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي). وفي هذا الإطار، كتب الباحث في مجال السياسات في مؤسسة "راند" ساشا رومانوسكي العام الماضي أنّ "هذه الشركات تقوم بتطبيق تقنيات متطورة أو ربما أكثر تعقيدًا من وكالات الاستخبارات الأمريكية".
ولا تزال خصخصة هذه القدرة الهجومية في مراحلها الأولى. إلا أنها تثير مخاوف واسعة بشأن انتشار بعض الأدوات بالغة القوة وبشأن الطريقة التي تفقد بها الحكومات القدرة على احتكار استخدامها. فعندما تستخدم الأطراف الفاعلة في الدولة الأسلحة الإلكترونية، يكون هناك على الأقل إمكانية التنظيم والمساءلة. ولكن عندما تكون الشركات الخاصة هي الفاعلة، تصبح الأمور أكثر تعقيدًا. وفي هذا الصدد، تمثّل إسرائيل حالة اختبار جيدة. فهي تقدّم إمدادات ثابتة من مشغلي الإنترنت ذوي الكفاءات العالية الذين يتعلمون المهارة هذه أثناء خدمتهم العسكرية في واحدة من نخبة وحدات الاستخبارات في البلاد - والوحدة 8200 هي الأشهَر بينها – وينتقلون بعد ذلك للعمل في الشركات الخاصة. وقال نداف زافرير، وهو جنرال متقاعد وقائد سابق للوحدة 8200، إنّ الجنود الذين يقضون وقتًا في الخدمة لحماية إسرائيل من الهجمات الإلكترونية ينتهي بهم الحال في معرفة كيفية مهاجمة الطرف الآخر. وأضاف، "من أجل سد الثغرة بين الدفاع والهجوم، يجب أن يكون لديك عقلية المعتدي".
ولم تكن قضية منصور مسألةً منفردة. فوفقًا لمعهد "سيتيزن لاب"، تم استهداف نحو 175 شخصًا من قِبل برامج التجسس التي طورتها مجموعة "إن أس أو" منذ عام 2016، ومن بينهم ناشطون في مجال حقوق الإنسان ومعارضون. ويشار إلى أن شركات إسرائيلية أخرى توفّر منتجات مماثلة. وفي هذا الإطار، قال نيمرود كوزلوفسكي، وهو أستاذ مساعد في "جامعة تل أبيب" ومحامٍ متخصص في الأمن السيبراني: "ما من طريقة أخرى، فمن أجل تأمين الدفاع للشبكة، ينبغي تحديد نقاط الضعف". ثم أضاف: "لقد تم إنشاؤها بناءً على معرفة [إسرائيل] المتعمقة بمكامن الضعف والطرق الهجومية هذه. فنحن على دراية تامة بالأهداف".
فلنأخذ على سبيل المثال أشهر هذه الأهداف المزعومة، أي الهجوم الذي نفذته الوحدة 8200 بالتعاون مع "وكالة الأمن القومي" الأمريكية في عامي 2009 و2010 على منشأة إيرانية لتخصيب اليورانيوم في نطنز. لقد تمكنت الوحدة من نشر فيروس حاسوبي - يطلق عليه اسم "ستوكسنت" – داخل المرفق على الرغم من وجود فجوة هوائية هناك، أي أن المرفق كان منفصلًا عمليًا عن شبكة الإنترنت الواسعة. واستهدف الفيروس نظام التشغيل لأجهزة الطرد المركزي المستخدمة في تخصيب اليورانيوم، ما أدى إلى جعلها تتحرك بوتيرة خارجة عن السيطرة وتكسّرها. وعلى ما يبدو، تم اختراق نظام المراقبة أيضًا، إذ لم يلاحظ الإيرانيون بدايةً الضرر الذي كان يحدث.
ولعله ليس من الصدفة أن الكثير من منتجات شركات الدفاع الإلكتروني الإسرائيلية يهدف إلى إحباط الهجمات التي تكون على نمط "ستوكسنت" والتي تهاجم البنية التحتية الحيوية. فتضم هذه الشركات شركة "أبيريو سيستمز" التي يرأسها ضابط مخابرات سابق يدعى ليران تانكمان والتي طورت منتجًا يكتشف التلاعب بالبيانات - "آلة الحقيقة"، كما يسميها تانكمان - في قراءات المستشعِرات في المنشآت الصناعية.
وبالرغم من أن "ستوكسنت" فيروسًا قديمًا ولا يُعمل به الآن سوى كأداة تحليلية، بات اليوم مصدر اهتمام الخبراء في هذا المجال، وذلك لسبب وجيه: لقد كان هجومًا إلكترونيًا ناجحًا للغاية ضد جهة تابعة للدولة، وقد تسبب بأضرار مادية فعلية. وفي هذا الصدد، قال الخبير غابرييل أفنر، وهو مستشار الأمن الرقمي في إسرائيل، "إن عقدًا واحدًا من الزمن في التكنولوجيا هو دهر". ففي أيامنا هذه، تتزايد الهجمات السيبرانية، بحسب ما قال زافرير، وهو القائد السابق للوحدة 8200 ويدير اليوم شركة "تيم 8"، وهي شركة تجمع بين صندوق للمشاريع الرأسمالية وحاضن ومختبر للأفكار. أمّا التطور الذي يقلقه ويقلق وخبراء آخرين فهو انتشار إنترنت الأشياء.
وفي هذا الصدد، قال الخبير بالمسائل المتصلة بالفضاء الإلكتروني في "جامعة هارفارد" بروس شناير: "لقد تحول كل شيء إلى حاسوب: الهاتف والثلاجة وجهاز الميكروويف والسيارة". وتكمن المشكلة في أن شبكة الإنترنت، التي ظهرت في السبعينيات والثمانينيات من القرن الماضي، قد صُمّمت من دون مراعاة المسألة الأمنية. لذلك، يتسابق الجميع الآن إلى سدّ الثغرات في أنظمة المعلومات (مثل البرمجيات) وأنظمة التشغيل (مثل المنشآت الصناعية المادية) قديمة الطراز أو المكتوبة بشكل سيئ أو غير الآمنة. ثم أضاف شناير، وهو أيضًا مؤلف كتاب "انقر هنا لقتل الجميع: الأمن والصمود في عالم شديد الاتصال: "الهجمات أصبحت أسرع وأسهل وأفضل".
فهل يعني ذلك أننا هالكون جميعًا؟ الإجابة المختصرة هي لا – أو أقله ربما لا. فحتى الآن، إذا وضعنا "ستوكسنت" جانبًا، تُعد الهجمات الإلكترونية الأكثر نجاحًا هي تلك التي استهدفت أوكرانيا وإستونيا وتسببت في أضرار مادية واسعة النطاق. وعلى الرغم من أن هذه الهجمات، التي استهدفت شبكات الطاقة والمؤسسات المالية والوزارات الحكومية، قد تسببت بأضرار فادحة، تم تحديدها ومعالجتها بسرعة نسبيًا. ولم يحصل أي من سيناريوهات "يوم القيامة" التي يرغب بعض الخبراء أو النقاد في التحذير منها - مثل سيطرة المتسللين على سلاح نووي أو طائرة تجارية أو برامج ضارة تتسبب في انهيار وول ستريت.
ويعود ذلك جزئيًا إلى أنه "سيتوفر دائمًا للمتسللين الذين ترعاهم الدولة الموارد التي يحتاجونها"، بحسب تانكمان. "إنما المهم هنا هو إلى أي مدى يسبق القطاع العام [الجهات غير التابعة للدولة]. لن يكون هناك أي "سلاح نووي سيبراني" خلال سنة أو سنتين من اليوم، إذ تكمن المسألة في وتيرة التطور بين المهاجمين والمدافعين. فعليك أن تعمل بدون توقف".
وإذا كان جزء من الخطر نابع من الخط الضبابي الذي يفصل بين الدفاع السيبراني والهجوم السيبراني، يأتي جزء آخر من التمييز شبه المعدوم بين المجالين الالكترونيين العام والخاص. ففي تموز/يوليو على سبيل المثال، أصدرت السلطات الإسرائيلية لوائح اتهام عدة ضد موظف سابق في مجموعة "إن أس أو" ادّعت فيها أنه سرق معلومات حساسة ومسجّلة الملكية وهو في طور مغادرته الشركة. غير أن الموظف الذي لم يُكشف عن اسمه اتُهم أيضًا بمحاولة تقويض الأمن القومي: فقد حاول على ما يبدو بيع المعلومات بمبلغ قدره 50 مليون دولار أمريكي في عملة مشفرة إلى مشترٍ أجنبي على الشبكة المظلمة، وهي جزء شاسع من الانترنت وغير ظاهر يتعذر الوصول إليه من خلال محركات البحث العادية.
ولا تشكّل هذه الحادثة التي كشفتها الشركة بسرعة إلا حالة واحدة من بين العديد من الحالات التي توضح مدى ارتباط المجالين الخاص والعام في الحرب السيبرانية. فالقدرات التي كانت تخص الحكومات وحدها تجد اليوم طريقها إلى الشركات خاصة التي غالبًا ما تكون مجرمة.
وأصبحت شيفرة فيروس "ستوكسنت" متاحةً للعلن الآن. ففي عام 2013، سرق متسللون – يُعتقد أنهم من الجنسية الروسية - سلاحًا إلكترونيًا طورته "وكالة الأمن القومي" مستغلةً نقاط الضعف في "مايكروسوفت ويندوز" ونشروه على الانترنت. وفي أيار/مايو 2017، استخدم متسللون آخرون - ربما من كوريا الشمالية – هذا السلاح لإطلاق هجوم فيروس الفدية على صعيد العالم. ويُعتقد أن الهجوم الذي حمل اسم "واناكراي" قد أصاب 200 ألف حاسوب في أكثر من 150 دولة، ومنها أجزاء رئيسية من "دائرة خدمة الصحة الوطنية البريطانية"، قبل أن يتم إيقافه. وفي قضية منفصلة في عام 2013، أثبتت شركة "مانديانت"، وهي شركة خاصة للأمن السيبراني في الولايات المتحدة، أن المتسللين الذين يعملون لصالح الجيش الصيني يستهدفون الشركات الأمريكية والوكالات الحكومية. وفي عام 2015، قامت وحدة 8200 بحسب التقارير باختراق شركة "كاسبرسكاي لاب" الرائدة عالميًا في برامج مكافحة الفيروسات، كما اكتشفت أن الشركة الخاصة كانت تعمل كبوابة خلفية للمخابرات الروسية إلى عملائها، ومن بينهم أكثر من ٢٠ وكالة حكومية أمريكية.
وفي هذا السياق، قال جنرال إسرائيلي متقاعد ومؤسس شركة "بلو أوشين تكنولوجيز" المتخصصة بالهجمات الالكترونية رامي بن أفرايم: "في العالم المادي للحروب، لطالما عُرف بوضوح ما هو عام: أي الدبابات والقبة الحديدية (أنظمة الدفاع الصاروخي) وطائرات أف- ١٦. وتابع: "أمّا في العالم السيبراني اليوم، فالأمر معقد"، إذ يمكن أن تكون البنى التحتية الحيوية، مثل مرافق الطاقة أو محطات معالجة المياه، مملوكةً للقطاع الخاص، كما هو غالبًا الحال في الولايات المتحدة. ولكنها قد تتسبب في أضرار تطال البلد بأكمله إذا ما تعطلت أنظمتها. وكذلك، تمرّ رسائل تعبئة قوات الاحتياط الإسرائيلية في أوقات الحرب عبر شبكات الاتصالات الخاصة. كما أن إنترنت الأشياء - التي ربطت الكثير من منتجاتنا الاستهلاكية - قد خلقت أيضًا نقاط ضعف هائلة.
وأضاف بن أفرايم، وهو طيار حربي سابق: "إذا كنت ترغب في إنزال طائرة، وإذا كنت ترغب في الحصول على قوة جوية، فأنت لا تدخل من الباب الأمامي، أي قمرة القيادة، بل تنال من المطار والأنظمة اللوجستية. وتذهب خلف أجهزة الآيباد التي يأخذها معهم الطيارون إلى منازلهم". وأضاف بن أفرايم، لم يعد هناك "كيانات قائمة بذاتها –فكلّ شيء أصبح جزءًا من شبكة". وحسبما أخبرني نائب وزير الدفاع في ليتوانيا إدفيناس كيرزا في الخريف الماضي في العاصمة فيلنيوس، في إشارة إلى الإجراءات الروسية ضد الدول السوفيتية السابقة الأخرى: "إن الهجمات تأتي من الداخل – المصارف في تراجع والحكومة غير مستجيبة وهناك حالة عدم استقرار عام..."لا فرق إن تم تحصين الحدود"، كما يقولون، "فنحن سنأتي من الداخل".
قد اختارت إسرائيل على سبيل المثال مكافحة المشكلة على مستوى الدولة عن طريق ربط المجالين العام والخاص، وأحيانًا بكل ما للكلمة من معنى. فمركز البلاد للفضاء السيبراني في مدينة بئر السبع الجنوبية لا يضم حرم التكنولوجيا الجديد التابع للجيش الإسرائيلي فحسب، بل أيضًا مجمع شركات ذات تقنيات عالية ومركز النقب للأبحاث السيبرانية التابع لـ"جامعة بن غوريون" و"المديرية السيبرانية الوطنية" التي تتبع مباشرةً مكتب رئيس الوزراء. وقال المستشار الأمني أفنير بإصرار: "هناك جسر مادي بينهما".
وفي عالم أطلقت فيه مؤخرًا وكالة الأمن الداخلي الإسرائيلية، الشاباك، برنامجًا خاصًا يسرّع بدء التشغيل، فإن التعاون بين المجالَين العام والخاص سيزيد. ففي الواقع، عليها أن تتعاون لتواكب التطورات السريعة في مجالات مثل الذكاء الاصطناعي والتعلم الآلي وإنجازات أخرى في القدرات الحاسوبية.
ولم تقم الحرب الالكترونية بتعتيم الخط الذي يفصل بين الهجوم والدفاع فحسب، بل أيضًا مفهوم الملكية السيادية في ما يتعلق بالتطور التكنولوجي - وبالتحديد ما يشكل بالضبط شركة إسرائيلية (أو أمريكية أو صينية). لقد حجبت الإنترنت الحدود، والحرب السيبرانية ليست مستثناة. وكما قال شناير من جامعة هارفارد: "تُصنع الرقائق في (أ) وتُجمّع في (ب) وتكتب البرمجيات في جميع أنحاء العالم من قِبَل 125 فردًا من جنسيات مختلفة". وتبدو هذه الانسيابية شائعةً بشكل خاص في إسرائيل، حيث أنشأت الشركات الأجنبية، التي تملك أموالاً طائلة، مراكز متقدمة لأنشطة الأبحاث والتطوير واشترت الشركات الناشئة المحلية.
وفي حين أن الطبيعة الدولية لتكنولوجيا الحاسوب تعود بفوائد كثيرة، تعقّد عملية التحقق من مصدر الهجوم السيبراني. وبالتالي، إنّ غياب تحديد المصدر يصعّب استجابة الحكومات، وعدم وجود تهديد بالانتقام يجعل الردع عسيرًا، إن لم يكن مستحيلاً. وكتب ديفيد سانجر في مقال نُشر في صحيفة "نيويورك تايمز" مقتبسًا من كتابه "السلاح الأمثل: حرب وتخريب وخوف في عصر الإنترنت": "إنّ السبب في ظهور الأسلحة السيبرانية كأدوات فعالة لكافة الدول مهما كان حجمها يكمن في كونه طريقةً للعرقلة وممارسة السلطة أو النفوذ من دون إشعال حروب ومعارك قتالية".
وفي حين أن القطاع الخاص قد يكون قادرًا على دفع رواتب أعلى لشعبه، ما يجعله يجتذب المواهب والبراعة التكنولوجية، لا تزال الحكومة تحمل ورقةً رابحةً واحدة: القانون. وهذا ما يعيدنا إلى مجموعة "إن أس أو" ومنصور، المعارض الإماراتي. فمن أجل أن تبيع مجموعة "إن أس أو" بشكل قانوني السلاح السيبراني الهجومي الذي استُخدم لاستهداف منصور، كانت بحاجة إلى تصريح من ضابط منظم تصدير الأسلحة الإسرائيلي الموجود في وزارة الدفاع. بهذه الطريقة على الأقل، يتم تنظيم الأسلحة السيبرانية بشكل صارم مثل أنظمة الأسلحة الأخرى التي يبيعها الإسرائيليون لحكومات أجنبية، وحيث لا يكون التعامل إلاّ مع الحكومات. 
وفي هذا الإطار، قال يوفال ساسون، وهو شريك متخصص في تصدير الدفاع في شركة المحاماة "ميتار" الرائدة في إسرائيل: "إن بيع أنظمة كهذه إلى مؤسسات غير حكومية، مثل شركة أو أصحاب نفوذ سياسي غير قانوني إطلاقًا. وتمامًا مثل بيع طائرة بدون طيار أو رشاش، ينظر الضابط المنظم إلى المستخدم النهائي: أي هوية الحكومة وأعمالها. فالأداء الوظيفي اختبار محوري". وفي حالة الإمارات العربية المتحدة ومنصور، نصح بعض المسؤولين في مكتب المنظّم بعدم بيع هذا النظام لدولة عربية، وفقًا للصحيفة اليومية الإسرائيلية "يديعوت أحرونوت". وأفادت بأن الأسلحة الإلكترونية التي وافق عليها المنظمون أخيرًا كانت أضعف من تلك التي اقترحتها شركة "إن أس أو" وقالت إن بعض المسؤولين في وزارة الدفاع يعارضون الصفقة لأن التكنولوجيا كانت تُباع إلى بلد عربي. ونقلت الصحيفة عن مسؤول رفيع المستوى في الوزارة قوله: "من العار أن يمنحوا تصريحًا كهذا".
وقالت شركة "إن أس أو" في بيان لها إنها تمتثل لجميع القوانين ذات الصلة وإنها "لا تشغّل البرنامج لعملائها، وإنما تطوره فقط". قد يكون هذا الفارق مجرد خدعة، ولكنه يقدم مثالاً آخر على الإشكالات المتعلقة بمسألة الدفاع والهجوم، والخاصة والعامة: فيمكن استخدام الأدوات السيبرانية الخاصة نفسها التي تم توظيفها ضد أعداء الدولة مثل الصحفيين والمعارضين، لاعتراض سبيل تجار المخدرات والإرهابيين أيضًا. ففي الواقع، في عام 2016، استعان مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي بشركة إسرائيلية منفصلة تُدعى "سيلبريت" لفتح جهاز آيفون الخاص بأحد الإرهابيين المتورطين بتنفيذ هجوم سان برناردينو في كاليفورنيا عام 2015، حيث استخدمت الشركة أداةً سيبرانيةً جديدةً لفتحه بعد أن رفضت شركة "آبل" أن تقوم بذلك. ويقال إن "سيلبريت" تبيع منتجاتها في أكثر من 100 بلد.
وفي حين أن بعض المنتقدين يلومون إسرائيل على السلوك المارق، فإن البلاد ليست بعيدة عن ذلك. فلا يوجد في التجارة العالمية للأسلحة إلاّ قلة من الأولياء، حتى بين الديمقراطيات الغربية. ومن مصلحة الشركات الإسرائيلية الامتثال للقانون وتجنب التجاوزات ومنع وقوع التكنولوجيا في الأيدي الخاطئة. وعلى حد تعبير أفنر، "يمكن جني الكثير من الأموال، وبشكل قانوني. فلمَ العمل إذًا في الظلال؟"
وفي النتيجة، لم تكن "إن أس أو" تعمل في الظلال. فقد وافقت الحكومة الإسرائيلية على الصفقة التي أجرتها شركة خاصة في ما يتعلق ببيع أسلحة سيبرانية متطورة إلى حكومة عربية لديها مبادلات استخباراتية وأمنية. وكان هذا القرار رمزيًا للطريقة التي تغيرت فيها التكنولوجيا والحرب والسياسة بشكل كبير خلال سنوات قليلة فقط. ولطالما كان هناك عمليات تجسس وعمليات إعلامية وهجمات عسكرية، وكذلك الجهات الخاصة التي تبيع الأسلحة في جميع أنحاء العالم (من بينها، في العقود الأخيرة، العديد من الأفراد العسكريين الإسرائيليين السابقين). أمّا الفرق الآن فهو مدى وصول الأدوات السيبرانية الجديدة وسرعتها وانتشارها السهل. "لقد بدأ سباق التسلح السيبراني ذات الأبعاد التاريخية ولكن الخفية"، بحسب سانجر - والسباق عالمي. والجانب السلبي المحتمل واضح: سباق تسلح بدون قواعد أو معايير ومن دون خطوط أمامية واضحة. لكن لا مجال للعودة.
وقال بن أفرايم: "يجب أن نتواضع. لقد بدأنا نفهمه للتو". وأضاف: "إنها ثورة حقيقية. فقبل مئة عام، لم يكن من عنصر جوي للحرب. والآن بات عنصرًا حاسمًا لأي جيش". وقال: "الفضاء الالكتروني أكبر من ذلك حتى. اليوم، تفتح عينيك في الصباح – فتجد نفسك فيه".

نيري زيلبر زميل مساعد في معهد واشنطن ومؤلف مشارك (مع غيث العمري) للمقالة "دولة بلا جيش، جيش بلا دولة: تطور قوات أمن السلطة الفلسطينية، 1994-2018".

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La semaine passée, des heurts ont éclaté dans la province pétrolière de Bassorah [sud-est de l’Irak], sur fond de tensions sociales. Estimant ne pas profiter de juteuses recettes tirées de l’exploitation de pétrole, plusieurs centaines de manifestants ont exigé de meilleurs services publics (au moins 20.000 personnes ont été hospitalisées, en août, après avoir bu […]

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Le Marché des Producteurs de Nouvelle-Aquitaine est de retour, et ce jusqu’à la fin du Salon de l’Agriculture. Marque des Chambres d’Agriculture, la dizaine de vendeurs présents n’y proposent que ce qu’ils produisent sur leur exploitation. Cette année, les stands, disposés autour d’une grande tablée centrale, ont fait place à des petits nouveaux. La vingtaine, Sacha Lacour-Arjeau, de l’élevage de Barthes, basé à Camarsac (33), vient pour la première fois au Marché pour présenter ses volailles, comme la jeune Floriane Laville, productrice de fruits rouges à Bruges (33). Jean-Pierre Gastellou, de la Maison Gastellou, de Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (64), propose sa charcuterie et ses gâteaux basques à la vente.
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I had hoped to refrain from criticizing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) until after his corpse was delivered to the landfill, but, for all of your blathering about how wonderful the recently departed McCain was, you've seriously missed McCain's greatest legacy: President Trump.

McCain, and money better spent elsewhere

I had hoped to refrain from criticizing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) until after his corpse was delivered to the landfill, but, for all of your blathering about how wonderful the recently departed McCain was, you've seriously missed McCain's greatest legacy: President Trump.

The McCain wing of the Republican Party is what caused the populist revolt giving us Trump. While you guys bleat about his integrity, McCain was one of the biggest liars in the Republican leadership. He would show up in Arizona to tell his constituents how conservative he was then return to Washington and continue his work with the Chamber of Commerce to throw the borders wide open and destroy the value of American labor. Yes, McCain was first and foremost a globalist. His biggest recent lie? That he'd get rid of the ACA. He had his chance to follow through on that campaign promise, but instead confirmed that his word to the people who voted for him means nothing. Had McCain and the rest of his ilk governed as they campaigned there would be no President Trump.

On a side note: I keep seeing your appeals for support of your product through subscribing to your online publication. While I'm happy to pick up your weekly magazine for free at Kroger to check out the entertainment section and see what the proletariat is thinking these days, your open contempt for those of us who disagree with you politically kinda tells me I have better places to spend my money. It would be insane for me to financially support those who so easily call me a racist, homophobe, misogynist, xenophobe or anything else just because I didn't vote for the most incompetent candidate in recent history (that being Hillary the Great). Political disagreement isn't hate, and I'll continue to eat at Chick-Fil-A.

Brice Hammerstein

Sherwood

On minimum wage

I just finished your article in the Arkansas Times ("The wage divide," Aug. 23) and thought it was very concise and to the point. I especially liked the part about our "esteemed" attorney general. I plan to vote for the minimum wage increase and will pass the message to co-workers, friends, family and anyone that will listen.

I am not familiar with the other initiative's that will be on the ballot this fall and hope that you will publish each one. I have voted since I turned 18 in 1972 and always want to be informed about people and initiatives that I'm presented with. I vote Democrat most of the time, as I care about Arkansans and Americans and worry about the future for my 7-year-old grandson. Thank you for your many articles that hit home with Arkansans that truly care about each other.

David W. Byrd

Benton

Brain on sex

Good work to Autumn Tolbert ("Dress code bias," Aug. 23) for her explanation of the underlying bias of dress codes. Women do not cause the sexual response of men. A man's sexual thoughts and actions are entirely determined by his own brain. Bodies respond to the brain's interpretations of stimulus. It is not the body of a woman that "turns" a man on, it is that man's brain telling his body what to do. Another man might look at the same body and not be the least "turned" on. We have homosexual men to thank for proving this logical argument. It is well known in the psychology of stimulus and response. Because the brain determines sexual response, the brain can chose how to express sexuality. Many men kindly keep their sexual response to themselves except when they are with a willing partner. Many men do the hard work of interpreting all the tiniest clues to find out who is willing to share their sexual response. These men have not gotten the recognition they well deserve in the "Me Too" movement. They are the rule that proves the exception. They are my heroes by proving considerate restraint is possible, even when no one is watching.

Like all heroes, we must ask them to do even more and somehow explain how they deal with their sexuality to boys. Women have an equal responsibility to untangle sexual desire and social kindness, but men have the experience and authority to speak to boys about male sexual response. To all you kind men out there, please do.

J. Rain Mako

Pettigrew

Hang up

My best friends are Liberals. I love them like I love biscuits and gravy, but they can be annoying at times. They're better informed on every issue, more culturally sensitive, and greener than I could ever hope to be. When I dine with my liberal friends I am constantly worried that my shoes were made by underage workers, my pronouns are out of date, and the chicken on my plate was raised in substandard housing.

You may have noticed that nearly all the Word Police are liberals. They defy you to try and keep up with the lexicon. Example: Zombies were Zombies for years. Then we were told they were to be called the Living Impaired. Now it's the Vitally Challenged. Who decides this stuff? Surely it's not the Zombies.

There is a scene in the movie "Moneyball" where Billy Bean, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics —played by Brad Pitt — is on the phone trying to make a deal with another GM. Pitt gets the answer he wants and hangs up immediately. Pitt's sidekick, played by Jonah Hill, points out that the other GM had more to say. "When you get the answer you want," Pitt explains, "Hang up."

These are desperate times, but in a way, much simpler. When vetting somebody, liberals no longer need to know what brand of bottled water that person drinks or which fast-food restaurant they've been boycotting. The only thing liberals need to know is if that other person is voting blue in November.

When you get the answer you want, hang up.

David Rose

Hot Springs

From the web

In response to Tolbert's Aug. 23 column:

Young women, at an early age, begin to learn of their power over the boys simply by the turn of an ankle, the wink of an eye.

Men are visual creatures; at an early age, creature aptly describes the boy brain. Girls are generally more focused, not as easy to distract.

Has nothing to do with some nebulous "misogyny," but on the basics of nature. For those few of us adults that remember, and are honest, girls at that age freely exploited their looks for quite a bit of gain. Their nature could be generously described as predatory.

Probably the best thing about uniforms is they take away all the distractions that kids use against each other, so teachers can focus on the important things, like teaching.

Those supposed calls for allowing individual expression forget that school is for learning, and for social engagement, but also for instilling some sense of discipline in how boys and girls grow to deal with each other on a truly level playing field.

Steven E

In response to an Arkansas Blog item about a committee's decision to move the Arkansas Governor's School to Arkansas Tech from Hendrix College, where it's been held for 38 years:

I've commented about this extensively in response to another article, but I'll add these practical considerations:

1) If it ain't broke, don't fix it. These suggestions of intellectual bias, favoritism to a certain college, or prejudice against certain viewpoints reflect culture war nonsense and jealousy.

2) Do not underestimate the value of holding the program on a campus that has no summer school for college students. Placing 300 high school minors in a five-week residential program is challenging enough socially. (I can think of no couple that lasted more than five minutes hiding behind a hedgerow or slipping into an opposite sex dorm without being rounded up and scattered by the campus staff at Hendrix).

Now add a significant population of college students to that mix, and consider the impact upon enforcement of very important rules. :)

Redeemed626

So, the main thing is that Governor's School is for Dem/lib indoctrination and y'all are scared that won't be the case in Russellville?

justsomeguywhoreadsthisblog

R'ville is pretty sketchy, whut with them sex toy expos up thar at ATU.

Say, mebbee THAT'S why Jerry [Cox] is so keen to talk at the G school! He might want a coed or two (or three) to give a demo.

Tsallenrng

But really, y'all don't give a flip about college students being there. Total ruse. Be honest at least.

justsomeguywhoreadsthisblog

Justsomeguy — I can only speak for myself, but my daughter went to Governor's School in '91. Having the campus to themselves was a big deal. It made the kids feel they really were worth the effort. I never much thought about the safety issue until someone brought it up this week, but 1991 is more than 25 years ago, and it wasn't something we worried about. People DO care. You're just looking for an argument about something with which you apparently have very little experience. Did you go? Do you have a kid who went?

Vanessa

No, I did not. I have quite a few friends who did. Boys would wear drag just to be provocative. All sorts of things Democrats love. I don't think attending is prerequisite to having a valid opinion. For instance, many of the commenters here have strong opinions on Medicaid, war and race despite not being recipients, soldiers or minorities.

justsomeguywhoreadsthisblog


          Comment on $60 million in tax credits didn’t stop Takeda from leaving for Boston by Oswego Willy      Cache   Translate Page      
===Boston found a way to exploit its universities over the last 10 plus years to build the best biotech industry in the Country. It’s called political leadership=== Yep. Rauner starving state universities, it only hurts Illinois. Rauner failing us again.
          Comment on $60 million in tax credits didn’t stop Takeda from leaving for Boston by Sue      Cache   Translate Page      
Hey OW-our son bought a condominium in Boston in 2014 and recently sold it for an 80 percent profit in order to move into a house. Can’t do those numbers in Chicago - not even close. Boston found a way to exploit its universities over the last 10 plus years to build the best biotech industry in the Country. It’s called political leadership which unfortunately has been sorely lacking in Illinois for a long long time
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Depuis sa création en 2000, ArenaNet se consacre à l'exploitation de Guild Wars et Guild Wars 2. Le studio recrute néanmoins aujourd'hui le Lead Server Programmer qui pensera les infrastructures (AWS) de sa « prochaine génération de jeux ».
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NFL Thursday

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CINCINNATI (1-0)

TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT.

Line: Ravens by 1.

Over/under: 44

Sam Farmer’s pick: The Bengals are improved on offense, but their offensive line is an issue. As usual, the Ravens have a strong defense that can exploit that. Baltimore can stop the...


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          The Times' Sam Farmer predicts Ravens will beat Bengals on 'Thursday Night Football'      Cache   Translate Page      

NFL Thursday

BALTIMORE (1-0) AT

CINCINNATI (1-0)

TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT.

Line: Ravens by 1.

Over/under: 44

Sam Farmer’s pick: The Bengals are improved on offense, but their offensive line is an issue. As usual, the Ravens have a strong defense that can exploit that. Baltimore can stop the...


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(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 13, 2018 ) Seaweed or macroalgae refers to several species of macroscopic, multicellular, marine algae. The term includes some types of red, brown, and green macroalgae. Seaweed may provide excellent opportunities for its industrial exploitation as they could be a source...
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NE-LINCOLN, 35F Intelligence Analyst Job Description As an Army National Guard Intelligence Analyst, you will play a key role in the interpretation and exploitation of intelligence gathered from or about the enemy. Intelligence Analysts provide Army personnel with information about enemy forces and potential battle areas, and use information derived from all intelligence disciplines to determine changes in en
          Field Site Manager at International Medical Corps      Cache   Translate Page      
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.Program Background The main purpose of the role is to provide program support, development and implementation. Ensure relevant International Medical Corps procedures and best practices are followed in relation to logistics, security, and human resource management. Ensure all relevant authorities are included in the planning and implementation of projects as appropriate; draw up plans, proposals and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant team, medical and financial staff; proactively contributed to program development and strategy. Job Summary The primary function of the Site manager is to provide leadership and overall day to day management of IMC activities in Gombe LGA. Together with Program Director, Nutrition Coordinator, Program Manager, and program staff, he/she participate in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level; Contribute to the development of strategies and manage existing programs and resources, and provide day to day supervision, management and coaching to a wide team of IMC staff in Gombe. Ensure that International Medical Corps programs are delivering the highest level of quality of nutrition services in line to national and international guidelines. Report any security issue and ensures all IMC internal procedures are followed-up. Main Responsibilities Internal Coordination and Program Management: Ensures that program needs at the field site are met with adequate operations support through regular meetings with WFP project staff, Finance-Administration, Human Resources, and Procurement Participate in program activity planning, implementation, strategy, needs assessment, meetings, etc Ensure staff training and capacity building as necessary to meet the needs of implementing programs Report to Emergency Program Coordinator, and copy WFP project manager, logistics Coordinator and Finance Director in a timely manner Logistics management (with technical support from Logistic Coordinator, field logistics officer ensure that IMC logistics procedures are implemented and respected Finance/HR/Admin management: with technical support from finance and admin director, to ensure that IMC finance and HR procedures were implemented and respected Submit regular cash requests and forecasts based on activity needs Coordinate with budget holders and Finance/Admin unit to ensure adequate for support for program operations Ensure that field finance/admin and implement appropriate accounting, cash management, salary payments, HR procedures and file other administrative issues Security Management: With technical support from security Manager and Country Director, ensure that security procedures are implemented Take necessary security steps to ensure site and staff safety Monitor security on each day including evaluations Ensure external liaison with main actors but also develop an information diversified network Validate all staff and logistics movements between bases External Coordination: Responsible for IMC representation in the field site and general coordination (the technical expatriates liaise directly for technical matters with MOH) Ensured reporting and liaison to local authorities , as needed Supervise national staff Provide oversight support and guidance to staff Staff Management: Supervise the operational staff to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently. Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and set objectives. Evaluation and appraisal of staff through the IMC Performance Management. Coordination and Representation: Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IMC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination; Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate. Represent the IMC in coordination mechanisms and meetings with other agencies, including the Ministry of Health, WHO and other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, or donors. Advocate with and/or advise peer agencies, local government, and other stakeholders to influence responses to promote delivery of inclusive and high quality nutrition response services. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IMC and amongst beneficiaries served by IMC. Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Qualifications and Experience Minimum of a Bachelor degree in Management Studies (Business Administration, Project Management, Social Science, Social Works and Administration, International Development, Public Health), Working experience in managing WASH, Nutrition projects is desirable At least 2 years' experience in coordinating, implementing and programs in emergency contexts and/or refugee or IDP settings; Experience in technically supervising staff in a complex setting; Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision; Ability to validate and interpret data; Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity; Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member; Fluency in English; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to live in a high security environment; Preferred: Work experiences in Gombe is preferred High level of communication and public relations skills Proficiency in Microsoft office packages
          Agent d'élevage porcin F-H (OPO112457-79)      Cache   Translate Page      
Secteur d'activité : Elevage Porcin Descriptif du poste Au sein d'une exploitation porcine récente et innovante et en pleine expansion, nous recherchons un agent d'élevage porcin H/F. Vous serez en charge principalement de l'atelier maternité avec une collègue, suivi des mises bas et de la lactation en accord avec notre cahier de charges lié à la sélection < TOPIGS NORSVIN > Vous interviendrez ponctuellement dans les autres ateliers pour soutenir le reste de l'équipe. Création de poste liée à l'augmentation du cheptel.
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Durée du contrat : 6 mois Secteur d'activité : Elevage Caprin Descriptif du poste Au sein d'une exploitation en polyculture élevage (450 chèvres, 40 vaches allaitantes et 106 hectares), nous recherchons un agent d'élevage caprin (H/F). Vous serez en charge de: - alimentation - soins des animaux - surveillance - traite
          Agent d'élevage bovin viande F-H (OVB112111-86)      Cache   Translate Page      
Durée du contrat : 3 mois Secteur d'activité : Elevage Bovin Viande Descriptif du poste Au sein d'une exploitation en polyculture élevage nous recherchons un employé(e) agricole polyvalent H/F. Vous serez en charge principalement de : - l'alimentation des bovins allaitants, - surveillance et soins aux animaux - entretien des clôtures et des prairies Vous participerez également au travaux de grandes cultures (labour, semi, moisson, taillage...) Utilisation fréquente des engins agricoles
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Secteur d'activité : Elevage Bovin Lait Descriptif du poste Au sein d'une exploitation en poly-culture élevage Bovins Lait, nous recherchons un Agent Polyvalent d'Exploitation H/F. Vous serez amenés à réaliser diverses missions telles que : Sur la partie élevage : - Assurer la traite de manière ponctuelle - Assurer la surveillance des troupeaux – Effectuer le soin aux animaux - Gérer et assurer l'alimentation aux animaux Sur la partie culture: - Travaux du sol - Conduite d'engins agricoles
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Secteur d'activité : Elevage Caprin Au sein d'une exploitation en polyculture élevage en agriculture biologique, nous recherchons un ouvrier d'élevage polyvalent H/F. Vous serez en charge au sein de l'atelier caprin de la traite, de l'alimentation, du soin aux animaux. Vous interviendrez également sur les travaux de grandes cultures. 2/WE par mois travaillé Amplitude horaire 7h-20h
          Agent d'entretien de locaux F-H /Agent de maintenance (OAV112458-79)      Cache   Translate Page      
Durée du contrat : 2 mois Secteur d'activité : Multifilières Descriptif du poste Au sein d'une exploitation de pigeons de chair, nous recherchons dans le cadre d'un CDD un agent polyvalent d'exploitation H/F. Vous serez en charge à l'aide d'un télescopique du nettoyage des bâtiments, vous assurerez les différentes réparations des batîments CDD de 2 mois Temps complet avec possibilité de renouvellement. Possibilité également de poste à temps partiel pour un complément d'activité, Les horaires peuvent être aménagés en fonction d'un autre poste.
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Contrat proposé : CDD saisonnier à temps partiel Durée du contrat : 1 mois Secteur d'activité : Grandes Cultures Au sein d'une exploitation maïs semence, nous recherchons un chauffeur de tracteur H/F Vous serez en charge de rouler les bennes de maïs du champs à l'exploitation sur la commune de Migné-Auxances. Manœuvres délicates (marche arrière, lieux étroits...) Conduite des engins agricoles indispensables. Contrat temps partiel, du lundi au vendredi avec possibilité de travailler le samedi. Horaires définies avec l'employeur
          Agent d'entretien de locaux F-H /Agent de maintenance (ODI112076-86)      Cache   Translate Page      
Secteur d'activité : Multifilières Descriptif du poste Une exploitation avicole de poules pondeuses mécanisée de la Vienne recherche pour le remplacement d'un salarié, un ouvrier polyvalent motivé (H/F). Entreprise à taille humaine et familiale. Missions/Tâches : - Maintenance du matériel - Suivi du ramassage et nettoyage - Tous travaux d'élevage - Surveillance et contrôle
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Lieu de travail : ST MARTIN LA PALLU (86380) Contrat proposé : CDD temps partiel Durée du contrat : 3 mois Secteur d'activité : Maraîchage Descriptif du poste Au sein d'une exploitation en maraîchage, nous recherchons un agent de culture légumières H/F. Vous serez en charge de la cueillette de légumes. Entretien des parcelles et arrosage Travail 3 jours par semaine (mardi, jeudi et vendredi) Vous avez travailler sur la cueillette de fruits (melon, tomates...), ce poste peut vous convenir. Pas d'hébergement par l'employeur CDD de 3 mois avec possibilité de renouvellement
          Apprenti technicien d'exploitation (H/F)      Cache   Translate Page      
Le Groupe Coriance, spécialisé dans la gestion des réseaux de chaud et de froid urbains et opérateur de services en efficacité énergétique et environnementale offre à ses clients des solutions innovantes et performantes pour la conception, la construction et l'exploitation de leurs installations énergétiques. Le Groupe est composé d'équipes qualifiées et expertes en leur domaine et a inscrit le développement durable au cœur de sa stratégie. 60% du bouquet énergétique de la société est composé d'énergies renouvelables et de récupération telles que la géothermie, le bois énergie ou encore l'incinération de déchets ménagers... Afin d'accompagner sa croissance et assurer son développement, Coriance recherche actuellement un apprenti technicien d'exploitation en alternance (H/F). Sous la responsabilité d'un technicien d'exploitation confirmé, vous assurez la maintenance préventive et corrective des installations. Dans ce contexte, vous réalisez les visites sur site et assurez les relevés et interventions.
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Apprenti technicien d'exploitation (H/F) Le Groupe Coriance, spécialisé dans la gestion des réseaux de chaud et de froid urbains et opérateur de services en efficacité énergétique et environnementale offre à ses clients des solutions innovantes et performantes pour la conception, la construction et l'exploitation de leurs installations énergétiques. Le Groupe est composé d'équipes qualifiées et expertes en leur domaine et a inscrit le développement durable au cœur de sa stratégie. 60% du bouquet énergétique de la société est composé d'énergies renouvelables et de récupération telles que la géothermie, le bois énergie ou encore l'incinération de déchets ménagers... Afin d'accompagner sa croissance et assurer son développement, Coriance recherche actuellement un apprenti technicien d'exploitation en alternance (H/F). Sous la responsabilité d'un technicien d'exploitation confirmé, vous assurez la maintenance préventive et corrective des installations. Dans ce contexte, vous réalisez les visites sur site et assurez les relevés et interventions
          Apprenti technicien d'exploitation à Aulnay (93)      Cache   Translate Page      
Apprenti technicien (H/F) Le Groupe Coriance, spécialisé dans la gestion des réseaux de chaud et de froid urbains et opérateur de services en efficacité énergétique et environnementale offre à ses clients des solutions innovantes et performantes pour la conception, la construction et l'exploitation de leurs installations énergétiques. Le Groupe est composé d'équipes qualifiées et expertes en leur domaine et a inscrit le développement durable au cœur de sa stratégie. 66% du bouquet énergétique de la société est composé d'énergies renouvelables et de récupération telles que la géothermie, le bois énergie ou encore l'incinération de déchets ménagers... Afin d'accompagner sa croissance et assurer son développement, Coriance recherche actuellement un apprenti technicien en alternance (H/F). Sous la responsabilité d'un technicien de maintenance confirmé, vous assurez la maintenance préventive et corrective des installations. Dans ce contexte, vous réalisez les visites sur site et assurez les relevés et interventions.
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Ingénieur opérationnel (H/F) Le Groupe Coriance, spécialisé dans la gestion des réseaux de chaud et de froid urbains et opérateur de services en efficacité énergétique et environnementale offre à ses clients des solutions innovantes et performantes pour la conception, la construction et l'exploitation de leurs installations énergétiques. Le Groupe est composé d'équipes qualifiées et expertes en leur domaine et a inscrit le développement durable au cœur de sa stratégie. 60% du bouquet énergétique de la société est composé d'énergies renouvelables et de récupération telles que la géothermie, le bois énergie ou encore l'incinération de déchets ménagers... Afin d'accompagner sa croissance et assurer son développement, Coriance recherche actuellement un ingénieur opérationnel (H/F). Missions principales: Rattaché(e) à la Direction des Services Energétiques, vos missions principales seront de : Mettre en place des procédures des sites liées au contrat, Assurer le suivi et le reporting (P1, P2, P3), Assurer le suivi et la gestion des demandes clients, Assurer le suivi et la gestion du temps sur le site, Elaborer des plannings, Réaliser des devis, Assurer le suivi et la traçabilité règlementaire.
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Le Groupe Coriance, spécialisé dans la gestion des réseaux de chaud et de froid urbains et opérateur de services en efficacité énergétique et environnementale offre à ses clients des solutions innovantes et performantes pour la conception, la construction et l'exploitation de leurs installations énergétiques. Le Groupe est composé d'équipes qualifiées et expertes en leur domaine et a inscrit le développement durable au cœur de sa stratégie. 66% du bouquet énergétique de la société est composé d'énergies renouvelables et de récupération telles que la géothermie, le bois énergie ou encore l'incinération de déchets ménagers... Afin d'accompagner sa croissance, Coriance vous propose de rejoindre son développement. Missions principales : Rattaché au responsable opérationnel, vous serez chargé auprès de la direction, de garantir la performance et la rentabilité de l'activité. Les principales missions qui vous seront confiées : . Assister le responsable opérationnel dans ses tâches administratives liées aux contrats de maintenance, . Réaliser les devis, . Gérer les aspects techniques et financiers du contrat, . Préparer le dossier de fin de chauffe, . Assurer le suivi énergétique.
          The "Racist Premium" Is Just One Way the Market Punishes Racism      Cache   Translate Page      

Submitted by Andrew Moran, via the Mises Institute, Andrew Moran is the Economics Correspondent at LibertyNation.com and is the author of The War on Cash. You can find more of his work at AndrewMoran.net.

In the 1959 Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun, an impoverished black family uses a substantial insurance payment to purchase a home in an affluent and white neighborhood. Perturbed by the fact that black people would move into their community, a white representative from the area offers to buy the home to prevent them from planting roots. In the end, the family resists the offer and moves in anyway.

The odious and shameful circumstances in the play, which was turned into a stupendous 1961 motion picture starring legendary thespian Sidney Poitier, was quite common for black American families for much of the 20 th century. There were generally two decisions for these households to make: Combat discrimination or concede defeat.

For J. Dallas Bowser and Philip Payton Jr., there was another option: Take advantage of people’s racial prejudice and use basic economics to profit from it.

Trolling Racists for Fun and Profit  

On August 18, 1900, The New York Times published a short but fascinating article, titled “Negro Finds Way to Wealth,” that described a black man who got rich by exploiting the racist sentiments of neighbors.

Bowser, a teacher, poet, and newspaper publisher, acquired homes next to white people in wealthy neighborhoods and moved in. Homeowners in the neighborhood were so outraged by his presence that they were willing to purchase his home at an above-market price just to kick him out. This resulted in Bowser earning an “exorbitant profit.”

Unfortunately, a lot of irked people started finding out about this ingenious practice and proceeded to take action. According to The Times, attorneys Joseph Rust and Ross Latchaw pressed ridiculous charges against the man before the Board of Education, causing Bowser to stand trial.

How did Bowser defend himself? From the newspaper:

“Bowser read a long paper in his own defense, standing on his right as a free-born American citizen to live where he pleases and to sell his property at whatever price he can find a purchaser willing to pay.”

Thankfully, others followed in Bowser’s footsteps — and they heeded his advice of self-improvement.

Black Capitalist Crusaders

In basic economics, there is something called the “racist premium.” This means customers will pay more and receive less for their racial prejudice and business owners will lose money for either being racist or caving into the demands of their racist customers. What’s more important? Staying in business or closing down?

Philip Payton Jr., known as “the father of Harlem,” will not be taught in schools, mentioned by MSNBC, or be commemorated by Black Lives Matter. But he was an important figure in the early 20th century.

After an apartment building located on an all-white Harlem block rented to black tenants, a lot of white people fled the neighborhood, resulting in scores of vacancies. Payton and a team of investors purchased these buildings on 99th Street at a discount and rented to blacks. The area then became home to future legends like Billie Holiday and Robert Earl Jones.

Payton ultimately believed that property owners who maintain racial covenants would pay the racist premium in a competitive rental market. He argued that even the most bigoted of landlords would realize that profit was far more important than their prejudice, writing:

“Race prejudice is a luxury, and like all other luxuries, can be made very expensive in New York City. The fight that I am making has got to be made sooner or later and I see no better time than now. A respectable, law-abiding negro will find conditions so changed that he will be able to rent wherever his means will permit him to live.”

It wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops, though. Payton and black tenants endured resistance from resentful white residents and property owners who were concerned that their neighborhoods would become diverse. This prompted the formation of holding companies to acquire properties “to get rid of colored people” and to “prevent negroes from coming to Harlem to live.”

There was a successful resistance to the resistance. Payton founded the Afro-American Realty Company, raised nearly $10 million in today’s money by issuing 50,000 shares at $10 each, and bought and leased complexes and houses to black tenants. Gaining support from the press, the church, and influential figures, black people were urged to live in Harlem to drive out the racists. And they did.

Profits Over Prejudice

Free markets have done more for race relations than any government mandate ever did — and will.

Baseball team owners wanted to win ballgames, so they put in Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. Big bands wanted to attract ears to their music, so white band leaders tapped the remarkable talents of Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, and Lionel Hampton. Celebrities appreciated the skills of Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis Jr., so they pressured many hotels and venues to abolish silly white-only rules.

J. Dallas Bowser and Philip Payton Jr. should be treated as civil rights champions with monuments and plaques to remember their contributions to the black community and the free market. Yet, most people have never heard of these men. Why? Perhaps because they never played the victim card, despite enduring the peak of racial bigotry, and they understood basic economics, unlike the supposed civil rights crusaders today who demand reparations, affirmative action, and something for nothing.

These are two great examples of how you can never abolish real racism – not the modern-day progressive view of racism – but you can punish archaic and reprehensible behavior through the free market. And that is exactly what Bowser and Payton did, allowing them to get rich in the process and improve the living standards of so many other people.

In the end, Bowser and Payton, and the millions of black entrepreneurs since then, have realized that capitalism is the least racist structure in the world today. The free-enterprise system is indifferent to your skin color; it only cares about green.


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          The Times' Sam Farmer predicts Ravens will beat Bengals on 'Thursday Night Football'      Cache   Translate Page      

NFL Thursday

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TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT.

Line: Ravens by 1.

Over/under: 44

Sam Farmer’s pick: The Bengals are improved on offense, but their offensive line is an issue. As usual, the Ravens have a strong defense that can exploit that. Baltimore can stop the...


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TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT.

Line: Ravens by 1.

Over/under: 44

Sam Farmer’s pick: The Bengals are improved on offense, but their offensive line is an issue. As usual, the Ravens have a strong defense that can exploit that. Baltimore can stop the...


          Session: Blood Red Skies:: Spitfire versus Defiant, February 1940      Cache   Translate Page      

by RainproofTractor

My son and I tried a quick Dogfight with a difference: recreating the February 1940 mock dogfight between a Defiant (piloted by Philip Hunter, CO 264 Sqn) and a Spitfire (Robert Stanford Tuck). Just like the original exercise, the aim was to see how the Defiant performs in Blood Red Skies and develop some tactics for it.

We agreed to vary the Dogfight scenario slightly:
- As it is RAF vs RAF, we thought the Theatre cards wouldn't be appropriate as they apply equally to both sides.
- The Boy took the Defensive Tactics doctrine card for his Spitfire, so I took the other early war RAF doctrine, Wall of Lead.
- The scenario says minimum two elements each, so we ignored that. With just one plane each, the winner would be the first to score two boom chits. Wall of Lead (reroll an attack in exchange for a boom chit) would be a risky doctrine.
- With one plane each, the Spitfire had only two cards in his hand (Tight Turn and Defensive Tactics) and the Defiant only one (Wall of Lead), plus its Sluggish trait (can't Outmanoeuvre).
- We decided that both pilots were Veterans, so pilot skill 4.

The Setup

The Boy rolled lowest so the Spitfire deployed first, against the table edge so I couldn't start on his tail and pointing diagonally across the table. I decided on 18" away off his 3 o'clock position as the most aggressive I could manage without the Defiant straying off the table.

We both rolled 5 to start Advantaged. As we both started equally Advantaged and Sluggish Defiants can't Outmaneuver, the only way I could force the Spitfire's advantage level below mine (in order to shoot) would be by Tailing him.

Game On!

The first few rounds, we circled for position and maintained Advantage. The Boy flew defensively, exploiting his Tight Turn and repeatedly attempted to Outmanoeuvre, I passed a few tests, but my luck ran out and dropped to Neutral. I felt the Defiant needed to be aggressive in response to survive, so I burned advantage to Manoeuvre and get onto his tail. The rule is that to claim Tailing, you can't be Disadvantaged at the end of your movement - which I was - so I could only pull back to Neutral without shooting. An odd sight of a Neutral Defiant chasing an Advantaged Spitfire round the table followed, as The Boy tried to break and I chased him like a Terrier, rolling dice well to avoid his Outmanoeuvre tests. The Defiant had to burn advantage to Manoeuvre each time to keep on his tail, so I couldn't claim Tailing. Until The Boy misjudged his geometry and I got lined on his stem with just the normal 45deg turn while Neutral: Tailing, finally!

The Spitfire dropped to Disadvantaged, I declared a shot so The Boy played his Defensive Tactics and Tight Turn to turn 90deg, making it a deflection shot. I rolled double ones with my mere two dice for the turret firepower (no pilot skill added). But now I had him on the ropes: the Defiant had the initiative in the next round, so I started with a snap shot. Boom! The Boy had pondered using another Defensive Tactics and Tight Turn combo to make it a head-on attack, but decided he wanted to roll 11 dice to avoid being shot down rather than have a return shot. In hindsight, he probably should have done the more aggressive choice to shoot back.

Now I stuck on his tail as he tried to break again, so I had to use my Pilot Actions to maintain my Neutral advantage. His higher speed (7 vs 6) didn't seem to help him get away - I was so close he couldn't get out of range. I got Tailing again, he turned 90deg, the shot missed again but set me up to start the next turn with a snap shot. It missed, so I gambled with Wall of Lead to re-roll: it paid off for Boom number two! Then I made my 6" movement to pass him and finally used the benefit of the 360deg turret for a parting shot: Boom number three! As the Spitfire was riddled with bullets and Disadvantaged, all The Boy could do was make his move and Outmanoeuvre the Defiant down to Disadvantaged to salvage a little pride.

Thoughts

Well. That was something different and good fun. I really missed having the option to Outmanoeuvre, but the Defiant snap shot forwards followed by the rearwards parting shot with the gun turret was so funny that I'd love to have a go with a squadron of Defiants. That said, I used my turret guns facing forwards for the whole game until my last 'parting shot'. I think with more aircraft in a Dogfight, there would be more opportunities to fire shots all around at any target that presented itself, but I had to chase the Spitfire aggressively so behaved like a normal fighter. I might not feel so keen if The Boy had got a shot in on me, plus I had a good day on the dice that might make the Defiant feel better than it really is. It's a pity the Defiants are special editions so I am unlikely to get another one.

Meanwhile, The Boy is reconsidering his tactics. He couldn't explain why he never used the Manoeuvre option to get behind me: It's a move I try on him frequently with regular success, but he prefers to use his Tight Turns and keep his advantage level up, using Outmanoeuvre to set up his victims before swooping in for the kill.
          ONAS et Assainissement : 300 milliards de Fcfa mobilisés par le Sénégal pour la dépollution de la baie de Hann, le doublement de la station de Cambéréne...      Cache   Translate Page      
300 milliards de F Cfa, c’est le fonds destiné à l’assainissement de quelques villes, la dépollution de la baie de Hann, le doublement de la station de Cambéréne. La révélation a été faite par Lansana Gagny Sakho, le directeur de l’Office national de l’assainissement du Sénégal (Onas) qui s’exprimait lors d’un atelier tenu lundi 10 septembre 2018 à Dakar, sur l’adoption et la reconnaissance des normes Iso 30500 et ISO 24521 relatives à l’assainissement co-organisé par l’Association sénégalaise de normalisation (Ans),l’Onas et l’Institut national américain de normalisation (ANSI), nous renseigne IGFM.
ONAS et Assainissement : 300 milliards de Fcfa mobilisés par le Sénégal pour la dépollution de la baie de Hann, le doublement de la station de Cambéréne...
En effet, le certificat Qualité de l’Office National de l’Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS) a été renouvelé avec succès, confirmant ainsi la maîtrise de cette entreprise publique en matière de réalisation d’ouvrages d’assainissement, de travaux de raccordement, et de collecte et traitement des eaux usées, à l’issue de l’audit de surveillance, conduit dans la période du 13 au 14 août 2018, par AFAQ AFNOR.  
   
« L’Office National de l’Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS) vient de renouveler avec succès son certificat Qualité ce qui constitue est une confirmation de son savoir-faire en matière de réalisation d’ouvrages d’assainissement, de travaux de raccordement, et de collecte et traitement des eaux usées, à l’issue de l’audit de surveillance conduit dans la période du 13 au 14 Aout 2018, par AFAQ AFNOR », a révélé le DG de l’ONAS, Lansana Gagny Sakho.  
   
Qui ajoute: « Avancée significative qui fait passer notre Système de Management de la Qualité de la norme ISO 9001 version 2008, caractérisée par l’approche processus, à la nouvelle norme ISO 9001 version 2015, fondée sur le management des risques »/   
   
Rappelons que l’Office National de l’Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS) est un établissement public à caractère industriel et commercial chargé de la gestion du secteur de l’assainissement. Il a été créé par la loi n° 96-02 du 22 Février 1996, et organisé par le décret 96-667 du 07 Août 1996.  
   
L'ONAS est chargé de la planification et la programmation des investissements, de la maîtrise d’ouvrages et la maîtrise d’œuvre, la conception et le contrôle des études et des travaux d’infrastructures d’eaux usées et pluviales; l’exploitation et la maintenance des installations d’assainissement d’eaux usées et pluviales.  
   
Sans oublier le développement de l’assainissement autonome; la valorisation des sous-produits des stations d’épuration; et toutes opérations se rattachant directement ou indirectement à son objet, dans la limite des zones urbaines et périurbaines.  

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          Thread: Holdfast: Tunisia 1942-43:: Strategy:: Allied strateg for the first turn (and the second?)      Cache   Translate Page      

by elbmc1969

What are people doing with the Allies on the first turn? I stood on the defensive and setting up blocking positions in the south to keep the panzers from out flanking me and taking (or threatening) Tebessa. The German first turn concentrated attacks in my units (odds way in favor of the attackers, especially when combined with their high-DCR units--panzers!). That showed me at least part of the error of my ways ...

Or should I fall back in the north to force the Axis player to waste RPs moving forward to attack, but then not having another move activation to exploit?

Or just just do what I did and get into the best possible defensive poitions?
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(Teleborsa) – Andamento brillante per il comparto materie prime dell’Italia, peraltro preannunciato dalla buona performance dell’EURO STOXX Basic Resources. Il FTSE Italia Basic Resources ha aperto a quota 36.840,39, in accelerazione del 2,31% rispetto alla chiusura precedente. In salita anche il settore materie prime dell’Area Euro che ha terminato gli scambi 258,6, dopo ...


          Crowdfunding sites may help fuel pseudoscience and bogus cancer cures, investigation finds      Cache   Translate Page      
Patients fundraising for clinics offering coffee enemas and vitamin infusions through platforms which should "have a responsibility to ensure that they do not facilitate the exploitation", charity says Reported by Independent 2 minutes ago.
          The Times' Sam Farmer predicts Ravens will beat Bengals on 'Thursday Night Football'      Cache   Translate Page      

NFL Thursday

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TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT.

Line: Ravens by 1.

Over/under: 44

Sam Farmer’s pick: The Bengals are improved on offense, but their offensive line is an issue. As usual, the Ravens have a strong defense that can exploit that. Baltimore can stop the...


          MSNBC: How Can ‘Climate Change Deniers’ Respond to Hurricane?      Cache   Translate Page      
On her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur predictably exploited Hurricane Florence to push the left’s climate change agenda and condemn “deniers” in the Trump administration. She brought on liberal environmental activist Bill Nye and ex-Clinton administration official Paul Bledsoe to provide even more alarmist rhetoric.
          Conférence minière de Kolwezi (Lualaba): J. Kabila exige la mise en œuvre du code minier      Cache   Translate Page      
Le président de la République, Joseph Kabila Kabange  a ouvert hier les travaux de la 3e édition de la Conférence Minière à Kolwezi, chef-lieu  de la province de Lualaba, sous le thème : « Exploitation minière face aux impératifs du développement durable des zones productrices : apport, rôle et responsabilité des parties prenantes à la lumière du Code minier révisé ». A l’en croire, seule la synergie des apports entre l’Etat, l’investisseur, la main d’œuvre et la Communauté locale peut fournir une réponse adéquate à cette problématique. Dans son discours d’orientation  des travaux de cette conférence minière, le Chef de l’Etat a exigé la mise en œuvre effective du nouveau Code minier et demandé au Premier ministre ainsi qu’aux membres de son gouvernement de veiller à l’applicabilité de ce code. Il a invité les investisseurs  à ne pas se concentrer sur les patrimoines reconnus, mais à découvrir d’autres zones à travers le pays. Il a précisé que la libéralisation du secteur minier n’avait pas pour objectif d’écarter les entreprises publiques, mais de leur faire bénéficier des appuis techniques, technologiques et financiers dont elles avaient besoin de la part des partenaires privés en vue de garantir leur compétitivité. A ce propos, il a promis un appui à la GECAMINES et à d’autres entreprises du pays pour améliorer les conditions de vie de leurs travailleurs respectifs. Joseph Kabila a rappelé aux participants à ces assises, la décision qu’il a prise depuis janvier 2013 d’organiser un forum minier où tous les acteurs sont réunis pour évaluer la situation dans ce secteur en RDC. Il a fait l’historique du  secteur minier en RD Congo depuis 2011 à nos jours en évoquant les performances réalisées notamment le pic de la production de 1 million de  tonnes de cuivre en 2014. Grâce à la paix retrouvée, la production de l’or a dépassé la barre de 30 tonnes en 2015 et la cassitérite a augmenté considérablement, a-t-il poursuivi. Par ailleurs,  le Président Joseph Kabila a souligné que le Congo de demain, avec ses importantes ressources minières, sera  notamment tributaire de trois projets  pour  parvenir à son développement durable, améliorer les conditions de vie des Congolais surtout ceux qui habitent autour des concessions  minières. En ce qui concerne le dernier projet, le Chef de l’Etat, tout en insistant sur la modernisation du pays et  l’entreprenariat des jeunes, a relevé la nécessité de créer une zone économique minière spéciale avec un marché national et régional susceptible de permettre aux investisseurs étrangers de réaliser de bonnes affaires  en RDC. Il  a lancé  cet  appel  particulièrement aux producteurs des voitures électriques, a également épinglé le besoin de réaliser des évaluations économiques rigoureuses au bénéfice des apports et expériences des autres. Sur ce sujet, le Chef de l’Etat a salué les efforts fournis par des sociétés productrices locales  des  matières premières   comme le cuivre, le cobalt, la cassitérite et le diamant qui ne seront plus exportées à l’étranger à l’état brut. Ces matières premières  pourront ainsi se lancer et être compétitives sur le marché mondial des minerais. Les mines, pilier de l’économie nationale Pour sa part, le ministre des Mines, Martin Kabwelulu, qualifiant la ville de Kolwezi de capitale du cobalt, a exprimé l’honneur pour le secteur minier d’organiser cette troisième édition de la  conférence minière de la RDC, avant de rendre un vibrant hommage au Chef de l’Etat qui a favorisé la relance du secteur minier. Martin Kabwelulu a appelé les entreprises minières et les acteurs œuvrant dans le secteur  à  appliquer  les dispositions de la loi minière révisée relatives, notamment à la responsabilité sociétale.  « Le secteur minier congolais est considéré comme le pilier de l’économie nationale », a dit M. Kabwelulu en précisant que ce secteur connait  d’énormes difficultés pour son développement. Il a cité entre autres, la persistance de l’exploitation minière par des personnes non autorisées, ce qui affecte les efforts de certification et de traçabilité des produits miniers ainsi que  la persistance de la fraude et de la contre bande minière dans  l’Est du pays, surtout dans les  filières aurifères et  l’engouement de la jeunesse congolaise désœuvrée  dans les exploitations minières artisanales. Par ailleurs, le ministre Kabwelulu a reconnu que le processus de démocratisation de la RDC a contribué,  de manière efficace,  à la relance du secteur minier et de la production dans différentes filières. Cette relance de la production, a-t-il ajouté, a permis au pays d’occuper, notamment le rang de 1er  producteur mondial du cobalt et de 1er producteur africain du cuivre. Il a fait savoir que le recours à l’exploitation minière artisanale, bien que salutaire pour la jeunesse  désœuvrée,  exige par contre, un encadrement rigoureux de la part de toutes les parties prenantes, afin de  combattre le phénomène de l’envahissement de périmètre minier exclusif des tiers. Le président du comité organisateur des assises, le conseiller principal en charge des mines au cabinet du Chef de l’Etat, le Pr Albert  Ongendangenda, a indiqué, dans son mot de circonstance, que les recommandations issues de la première conférence tenue à Lubumbashi sur le thème : « la transparence dans le secteur minier de la RDC, état des lieux et perspectives d’avenir », et de la deuxième conférence de Goma sur «la gestion durable et transparente des ressources naturelles dans le Congo post conflit », ont été exécutées à 79,6%. Il a précisé à ce sujet que sur les 183 recommandations arrêtées, 149 ont été exécutées, avant d’épingler la principale difficulté rencontrée, celle du changement des délégués membres du comité de suivi mis sur pied à cette fin. Auparavant, le gouverneur du Lualaba, Richard Muyej Mangez Mans, avait, dans son mot de bienvenue, remercié le Chef de l’Etat,  initiateur de la décentralisation, et lui a transmis les hommages et félicitations de la population de sa juridiction pour son élégance politique à travers le choix de son dauphin et pour le respect de la constitution. JMNK
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Un nouveau-né dans la famille littéraire de la République démocratique du Congo. « Pour la dignité paysanne », c’est l’intitulé de ce nouvel ouvrage qui met en exergue des questions existentielles pour le développement de l’agriculture familiale en Rdc tout comme en Afrique. C’est le mardi 11 septembre courant que ce livre a été présenté au public par son auteur, M. Deogratias Niyonkuru, un ingénieur agronome d’expérience qui s’est inspiré de ses activités en Rdc, au Cameroun, et dans son pays le Burundi, ainsi que dans d’autres pays. Dans sa carrière de plus de 25 ans, il a eu aussi à créer une Ong dont les initiales sont ADISCICO avec l’ambition de créer un mouvement social. Profitant de la 5ème édition du Festival « Rumba Parade » organisé par le Centre Wallonie Bruxelles (CWB), la présentation de ce livre a bénéficié du soutien du Centre national d’appui au développement et à la participation populaire (CENADEP), une Ong de la Société civile congolaise. Son directeur général, M. Danny Singoma, a dans son mot de circonstance souligné que ce soutien a été possible puisque son organisation a toujours fait confiance au travail de l’auteur du livre, M. Deogratias Niyonkuru. Pour l’auteur, l’agriculture étant au cœur du développement, ce livre est édité pour soutenir et appuyer le travail des agriculteurs. Il déplore la pauvreté profonde qui sévit dans des communautés congolaises et africaines.  Par la même occasion, il a dénoncé ce que l’aide au développement a ravagé dans les sociétés africaines. Selon lui, l’aide a arraché la dignité des personnes. Et son livre, a-t-il avancé, vise à redonner aux communautés paysannes la dignité leur arrachée par l’aide. Voilà pourquoi il demande aux paysans producteurs agricoles de se lever pour défendre leurs intérêts et prendre leur destin en main. Dans son ouvrage, M. Niyonkuru pense qu’il faut croire à l’agriculture et que la pauvreté n’est pas égale au manque d’argent et de technologie. Il a expliqué au public les véritables causes de la pauvreté, dont le manque de confiance en soi, ainsi que la bataille des approches. Pour lui, les organisations paysannes ne sont pas le canal obligé. Elles ne sont pas la panacée… Mais elles peuvent avoir une réelle plus-value. Il a souligné tout de même que le manque de vision sociopolitique est le plus grand mal des organisations paysannes. Mais aussi, la complaisance dans l’aide. Ce livre parle également du financement des exploitations agricoles et des coopératives. Là-dessus, l’on indique qu’en Afrique, il y a seulement moins de 3% des crédits pour l’agriculture. La question fondamentale n’est pas l’argent, estime l’auteur de l’ouvrage « Pour la dignité paysanne ». Pourtant, il croit qu’il y a nécessité de subventions directes par l’Etat, ainsi que des projets novateurs rentables et durables à financer. M.Deogratias Niyonkuru a dans son ouvrage, expliqué aussi comment améliorer la part des paysans dans les chaines de valeur, et les fondamentaux de la feuille de route des pistes clé. Après sa présentation, la parole était accordée au président de la CONAPAC (Confédération nationale des producteurs agricoles du Congo), M. Mathusalem Paluku Mivimba, comme à un expert du Ministère de l’Agriculture, M. Paulin Osit, pour des contributions. Puis, le public était appelé à s’exprimer également pour un échange et plusieurs préoccupations ont été soulevées, voire des commentaires ou suggestions. A la suite desquels, l’auteur du livre a répondu aux différentes questions luis posées. Dans son commentaire, la représentante de l’Ong internationale S.O.S Faim en Rdc, Mme Mireille Mushikwabo, a soutenu que le message donné par l’auteur dans son ouvrage est très important et mérite d’être répercuté dans d’autres occasions et espaces. D’autant plus qu’il s’agit non seulement de la dignité des paysans, mais de toutes les populations. Lepetit Baende  
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La Banque mondiale reconnait les efforts fournis par le Gouvernement de la République, dans un contexte extrêmement difficile, et qui ont permis à l’économie de résorber la crise de 2016 de manière significative. « Et la résilience a été soulignée par tout le monde et cela sans aucune assistance extérieure. A l’initiative du président Joseph Kabila, nous nous sommes réunis pratiquement tous les jours pour réfléchir sur les voies et moyens afin de sortir de la crise », a indiqué Pierre Kangudia, ministre d’Etat en charge du Budget, lors de la présentation  du rapport de la situation économique, avant de renchérir que nous sommes le seul pays qui a essayé tant soit peu à maintenir un certain niveau de rémunération. Et d’ajouter que nous avons jugulé l’inflation, nous avons arrêté la dépréciation monétaire et nous  avons donné à l’économie congolaise la possibilité de repartir sur une bonne base. Comme l’Avenir l’a souligné dans sa dernière édition, c’est hier que la Banque mondiale  a procédé à la dissémination de son rapport intitulé : « Améliorer la dépense de santé pour renforcer le capital humain et assurer une croissance inclusive ». C’était en présence du ministre d’Etat au Budget, du Directeur de cabinet du ministre des Finances, du représentant du Directeur des Opérations de la Banque mondiale, du secrétaire général à la Santé, des coordonnateurs des programmes financés par la BM et plusieurs invités de marque.  Ce rapport scindé en deux grandes parties examine les conséquences sur l’évolution des principaux indicateurs macroéconomiques de la Rd Congo à la suite du ralentissement de l’économie mondiale et de la chute des cours mondiaux des matières premières intervenus en 2015. Cette édition aborde également la question de l’étroitesse de l’espace fiscal qui restreint les capacités d’une réponse efficace du Gouvernement aux chocs externes auxquels le pays est exposé, en mettant en exergue les principales conclusions de la récente étude sur l’écart fiscal en Rdc conduite par la Banque mondiale. Messages principaux Dans sa 1ère partie intitulée : « Développements économiques récents », le rapport donne quatre principaux messages : la situation macroéconomique a affiché des signes encourageants d’une reprise modérée avec une croissance estimée à 3,7% en 2017 suite à la remontée des prix des matières premières et de la production minière ; la réduction du déficit du compte courant à -3,1% du PIB n’a pas permis l’accroissement du niveau des réserves internationales qui demeure dangereusement bas et expose le pays à d’éventuels chocs de la balance des paiements ; malgré la réalisation d’un excédent budgétaire de 0,1% du PIB -hors arriérés de paiements-, l’espace fiscal s’est davantage rétréci avec des recettes publiques au plus bas, à 8,1% du PIB entrainant une chute des dépenses, notamment d’investissement et pro-pauvres et enfin, la priorité à court et moyen terme est d’accroitre la mobilisation des recettes internes pour renforcer les capacités de l’Etat à mieux adresser les multiples défis de développement du pays. Dans sa 2ème partie qui porte sur : « Accroitre le niveau, l’efficacité et l’efficience des ressources allouées au secteur de la santé », également quatre messages méritent d’attirer l’attention de tout le monde. Ici, l’offre des services de santé est limitée et continue de faire obstacle à un développement humain inclusif et durable ; les ressources publiques consacrées au secteur de la santé restent bien en deçà du seuil critique défini pour la prestation d’une série de services de santé de base ; les dépenses publiques de santé sont certes en progression, mais restent faibles et nettement en deçà des niveaux observés dans les pays comparables, ce qui impacte négativement la qualité des services et enfin, les dépenses publiques en faveur du secteur souffrent d’insuffisances en termes d’efficacité, d’efficience et d’équité, en partie dues aux dysfonctionnements du système national de gestion des finances publiques. Les assurances du Gouvernement Après le discours du représentant du Directeur des Opérations de la Banque mondiale, des exposés d’Arsène Richmond Kaho (Economiste Principal) et de Moïse Tshimenga (Economiste), la parole a été accordée à l’assistance qui a posé plusieurs questions, mais aussi soumis quelques préoccupations. Pourquoi la Rdc refuse-t-elle l’appui de la communauté internationale pendant que les hôpitaux n’ont pas de financement ? Etes-vous du travail qui est fait pour réduire la pauvreté ? En abordant la question de la faiblesse des structures et personnel, avez-vous aussi inclus les structures privées ? Quid de l’investissement dans l’homme  et avez-vous proposé des recommandations de manière multisectorielle ? Quel est l’impact du boom minier sur la santé ? Un autre participant à fait observé que les divisions provinciales de la santé se plaignent de l’irrégularité de la rétrocession, tout en demandant l’évaluation des recettes générées par les formations sanitaires publiques ? Premier à prendre la parole, le ministre d’Etat en charge du Budget reconnait que c’est le secteur minier qui est le plus porteur de croissance, même si la distribution reste faible. Par rapport au financement des élections sur ressources propres, il insiste sur le fait que c’est une option levée , parce qu’il s’agit d’une question de souveraineté. A l’en croire, il est difficile pour un gouvernement de se faire imposer les options par l’extérieur. Et cela ne veut pas dire que le Gouvernement arrête la coopération, parce qu’il continue à recevoir les aides dans le secteur de la santé. Il a aussi dit que la faiblesse de la mobilisation des recettes est endémique en Rdc et par rapport au PIB, le taux de pression fiscale est très faible. Il dit avoir initié la migration vers le budget programme, pour une meilleure mobilisation des recettes internes. Pour sa part, le Directeur de cabinet et représentant du ministre des Finances a recommandé au ministère de la Santé de se concentrer sur les réformes pour améliorer l’exécution budgétaire en vue d’augmenter significativement les performances de ce secteur. Et en vue d’assure l’efficacité des investissements, le ministère des Finances s’engage à mettre en lumière le processus de budgétisation et le système de passation des marchés afin  d’améliorer les performances des dépenses publiques.  « Le ministère des Finances entend soutenir le secteur de la santé par la création d’une directive fudiciaire  au sein de ce ministère au niveau central et provincial, ce qui permettra d’améliorer l’efficacité et la transparence dans la gestion des finances publiques. Il est prévu de mettre en évidence la poursuite des réformes, notamment à travers le paiement  des salaires et le système de gestion des ressources humaines pour améliorer l’efficience du secteur de la santé », a indiqué Mutombo Mule Mule, avant de conseiller l’intensification de l’assainissement de la paie, afin de réduire  le risque de détournement pour l’ensemble des fonctionnaires de l’administration publique. Il promet de veiller à ce que le personnel de santé retraité ne puisse pas recevoir les salaires, mais la pensions de retraite. Pour renforcer la couverture sanitaire universelle, il y a lieu de noter également que cette couverture est encore insuffisante. Le défi majeur du secteur de la santé consiste à organiser une offre de service des soins de santé de qualité disponible et accessible financièrement pour la population, en exploitant le dividende démographique. C’est dans ce cadre que le gouvernement  va encourager la politique de couverture sanitaire universelle. 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That is because you are correct. The so-called "refugee" invasion and the continued toleration of the INVASION of aliens (legal and illegal) - particularly from Third World countries - constitute the "shock troops" of the globalist, oligarch New World Ordure cabal. The plan: destroy whatever hegemony the nations of the West still retain. Destroy - with their “diversity” - their ability to be self-governing. Destroy their sovereignty. Cause as much strife, economic hardship, crime, mayhem and murder as possible. The brainwashed zombies of the Left are just the current "useful idiots" helping this to occur. When the situation gets bad enough the sheeple of the once-free nations of the West will beg their so-called "leaders" to "do something". Then the NWO cabal will come out with their "solution": WORLD GOVERNMENT. (Translated: enslavement of all who are not part of their cabal or the government drones that do their dirty work.) “The Decline and Fall of American Nationhood” http://canadafreepress.com/article/the-decline-and-fall-of-american-nationhood "Refugee Crisis: Using Chaos to build Power" https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/22793-refugee-crisis-using-chaos-to-build-power "UN-'Together': Propaganda Bid Seeks to Flood West With Migrants" https://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=25414:un-together-propaganda-bid-seeks-to-flood-west-with-migrants "New UN Chief to Europe: Ignore Voters. Open the Borders" http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/24744-new-un-chief-to-europe-ignore-voters-open-the-borders "EU Insider: US Must Take More Refugees - Get Rid of Sovereignty" http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/item/21730-insider-eu-u-s-must-take-more-refugees-get-rid-of-sovereignty "Soros and CFR Exploit Refugee Crisis for New World Order" http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/22447-soros-and-cfr-exploit-refugee-crisis-for-new-world-order "Hungarian PM: Mass Migration A Plot To Destroy Christian West" http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/22853-hungarian-pm-mass-migration-a-plot-to-destroy-christian-west "Soros Hack Reveals Plot Behind Europe's Refugee Crisis, Media Funding and Manipulation" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-16/soros-hack-reveals-plot-behind-europes-refugee-crisis-media-funding-and-manipulation Global Free Movement: UN Chief Calls Migration a ‘Right’ in a ‘World on the Move’ http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/12/20/un-director-general-calls-migration-right-world-move/ “New United Nations Boss Unveils Plan to Promote Global Mass Migration” http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/01/12/new-united-nations-boss-plan-promote-global-mass-migration/
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Impactful Life Stories of Helping The Poor, Sick and Marginalized, and Serving with Archbishop Oscar Romero and Mother TeresaContact: Mike Virgintino,Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers914-941-7636 ext 2219MARYKNOLL, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- The people among us who serve exploited populations in foreign lands rarely receive recognition for their decades of dedication and sacrifice. Their names often remain unknown along with their achievements. Their tales about serv Source: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
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He was the Evel Knievel of his day, the man whose daring exploits drew massive crowds and fired imaginations across the country. Sam Patch lived a life of no particular distinction until his hobby of jumping from great heights into waterfalls (not an uncommon pastime in mill towns where activities for restless young men were …
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Et malgré les appréhensions, les députés européens ont fini par voter en faveur de la directive sur le droit d’auteur. Au cœur des débats, les articles 11 et 13, qui ont fait s’affronter deux camps farouchement opposés. Mais avec 438 voix contre 226 lors de la session plénière de Strasbourg, le résultat est implacable.


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Le Parlement européen, à Strasbourg
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L’association des éditeurs italiens aura été la première à réagir pour saluer « une grande victoire pour la liberté. Le droit d’auteur est central, et, avec le vote d’aujourd’hui, sa fonction a été affirmée », indique son président Ricardo Franco Levi. 
 

À l’image d’autres organisations autour du livre, l’Associazione italiana editori se félicite de ce que « le principe fondamental » est respecté. Mais désormais, le droit d’auteur peut aborder le monde numérique en préservant la liberté et sans être soumis aux monopoles et autres lobbyings. 

 

« C’est un principe heureux, pour peu que le résultat final soit un texte qui encourage les auteurs et les entreprises culturelles à toujours rechercher de nouvelles solutions contractuelles aux problèmes que le numérique nous impose. » 
 

L'ère des filtres approche
 

Parmi les articles les plus critiqués de ce projet de directive, le numéro 13, qui responsabilise les plateformes en ligne pour les infractions au copyright commises par leurs utilisateurs. Une mesure qui laisse craindre des dérives à ses opposants, ainsi qu’une multiplication des « faux positifs » qui limiteront la liberté d’expression.

« La décision prise aujourd’hui est un sévère coup porté à un internet libre et ouvert », explique Julia Reda, députée du Parti Pirate et farouche opposante à la version actuelle de la directive.
 

Distribution de capotes pour “protéger”
le droit d'auteur, au Parlement européen

 

« Cette loi oblige les sites et applications à installer des filtres à téléchargements, sujets aux erreurs. Tout ce que nous voulons publier sera désormais approuvé auparavant par ces filtres, et des contenus parfaitement légaux comme les parodies ou les memes seront considérés comme des infractions [au droit d’auteur] », complète-t-elle.

 

Dans un communiqué, le Parlement européen assure toutefois avoir prévu dans la directive des mesures pour limiter ces cas de figure, ou en tout cas les rectifier rapidement, en imposant la mise en place d'un service de réclamation assuré « par les effectifs de la plateforme, et non par des algorithmes ».

 

Renforcer la position des auteurs

 

Dans son communiqué, le Parlement européen précise également que la position des auteurs sera renforcée dans les négociations : il est ainsi prévu qu'ils puissent réclamer une rémunération additionnelle lorsque celle prévue dans leur contrat est « disproportionnellement » basse par rapport aux bénéfices obtenus par l'éditeur qui exploite leur œuvre. Le texte évoque notamment des revenus indirects, tirés d'exploitations sous d'autres formats.

 

Enfin, le texte fournit aussi plus d'arguments aux auteurs souhaitant récupérer les droits d'exploitation sur leur œuvre, notamment lorsqu'un éditeur n'exploite plus cette dernière.

 

Le Parlement entamera bientôt les négociations finales avec le Conseil européen, qui rassemble les chefs des gouvernements des pays de l’Union, et la Commission européenne, pour convenir d'un nouveau texte qui sera encore soumis à l'approbation du Parlement. 
 

L'enthousiasme français devant le texte


Ministre de la Culture, Françoise Nyssen a déclaré : « Protéger les créateurs à l’heure du numérique, c’est garantir aux utilisateurs d’internet toujours plus de diversité et de richesse dans les contenus culturels. A l’heure où l’extrême droite prône le repli identitaire et le retour aux frontières nationales, l’Europe politique a apporté la plus belle des preuves de sa capacité à protéger notre modèle culturel. »  
 

Le texte adopté par le Parlement européen « comporte des avancées majeures », estime d'ailleurs la rue de Valois. Lesquelles permettent de renforcer la capacité des créateurs et éditeurs de contenus à être rémunérés lorsque les plateformes utilisent leurs œuvres ou leurs contenus, tout en respectant les droits et libertés des utilisateurs d’internet :

• La création d’un droit voisin pour les éditeurs de presse permettant d'assurer une meilleure rémunération lors de la reproduction en ligne de leurs articles ;

• Une responsabilisation accrue des plateformes en vue d’assurer un meilleur partage de la valeur liée à la diffusion des œuvres en ligne, au bénéfice des créateurs ;

• Le droit à une rémunération juste et proportionnelle des créateurs.


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This unique blues trio - comprising of three highly acclaimed blues masters - the legendary Joe louis Walker on acoustic guitar, the virtuosic and in demand Bruce Katz on piano and next generation UK harmonica ace Giles Robson on harmonica, digs deep with a selection of classic, pure and unvarnished blues. Tunes from the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Jazz Gillum, Blind Willie McTell, Smiley Lewis, Papa Lightfoot and Big Maceo. In doing so, they creatively exploit the subtle nuances and channel the classic feeling of the blues, a feeling that has spoken to fans directly for generations.


          Zimbabwe elections and the aftermath      Cache   Translate Page      
President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his inauguration

On 30 July 2018, Zimbabweans went for the much-awaited harmonised elections after the removal of Robert Mugabe from power by the 18 November 2017 revolution. For the first time in the history of the country, there were 23 candidates for the presidential race and for the first time many people registered to vote especially the youths who constituted 60 percent of the registered voters.

The major contenders were Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF)’s Emmerson Mnangagwa (75) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance’s Nelson Chamisa (40). Emmerson Mnangagwa of ZANU-PF was declared the presidential winner by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission with 50.8 percent of the vote and Nelson Chamisa 44.3 percent. Other smaller parties combined made up the remaining 4.9 percent.

This election saw Mnangagwa winning mostly in rural areas where more than 67 percent of the population stays according to 2012 census statistics. The reasons for his support is attributed mostly to the ZANU-PF redistributive policies to rural based farming and peasant communities in the countryside. They get free farming inputs for their subsistence farming from the government. Most of them are the major beneficiaries of the land revolution, which decongested them from arid, dry and disease infested reserve regions where they were forced to settle by the settler colonialists. Most of them suffered the brunt of the liberation struggle against colonial bondage and they gave sanctuary to the freedom fighters during the protracted struggle for Zimbabwe. Most of them have sentimental and emotional attachment to the former liberation movement.

Nelson Chamisa got most of his votes from cities and towns where most of the youths are jobless because of the mismanagement of the economy by the ousted Robert Mugabe regime and principally due to the impact of the economic sanctions by Western imperialism. There are almost no workers to talk about in Zimbabwe because of the massive closure of the industries. The effects of the draconian embargo are mostly felt in the cities and towns via capital flight, companies closure, high cost of living, poor and stagnant salaries, cash shortages in banks, poor service delivery, unemployment, lack of health care facilities and drugs and high cost of education.

For the parliamentary seats, ZANU-PF pocketed two-thirds majority of the 210 contested seats, meaning ZANU-PF won 144 seats and MDC Alliance 61. Mnangagwa’s narrow victory has been vehemently rejected by Nelson Chamisa and his party the MDC Alliance who filed a petition with the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court to nullify the results or to declare him the winner. Chamisa had earlier been quoted as saying that if “the verdict is not in his favour he is going to take to the streets”. On 24 August 2018, the Court gave their verdict and upheld Mnangagwa’s victory.

Just before the results were announced, the MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had declared himself the winner and his supporters took to the streets to violently demonstrate smashing windows of ZANU-PF offices and setting fire on property and vehicles. In the process, six people were shot dead, as riot police were trying to contain the situation. These riots were triggered by the MDC Alliance leadership in order to cast aspersions on ZANU-PF, taint the whole electoral process and provide a rationale and grounds for the continued embargo by the Western governments against Zimbabwe. MDC Alliance got protests votes and the hungrier and poorer of our people; the more votes they get hence the demands for sanctions to stay. MDC Alliance leadership that has been globetrotting lobbying for sanctions just before the elections and even after they were held, have started concocting propaganda about the alleged violence and imaginary human rights abuses by the ruling elite.

United States President, Donald Trump signed into law the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (ZIDERA) of 2018, which is an amendment of the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic recovery Act of 2001.This was done soon after the announcement of ZANU-PF victory. The United States of America wants to force and facilitate a government of national unity that is why they are renewing the sanctions game plan. The United States of America, via their Central Intelligence Agency, wants to effect a regime change in Zimbabwe.

Many people are misguided to think that if Zimbabwe complied with the so-called democratic and economic reforms, ZIDERA would be lifted. At the core of the law is a more controversial issue – land reform. In a recent meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the new United States Ambassador Brian Nichols, the latter mentioned, “land tenure” as one of the areas on which the Americans want change. Land has been the fundamental issue, which necessitated the enactment of this punitive law.

A central demand of the updated ZIDERA is that Zimbabwe must enforce the rulings of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) tribunal on land reform. The SADC tribunal made several important rulings in favour of the white farmers, which the US senators behind the new amended ZIDERA now want enforced, as a precondition for re-engagement with the US.

As socialists, we are against agricultural counter-reforms serving the interest of the white settlers. The land belongs to the black poor peasants not to capitalists. We do not support compensation of white farmers, as a pre-condition to lift economic sanctions.

The Labour Member of Parliament from United Kingdom, Kate Hoey, an extremist from Britain who campaigned for the Zimbabwean sanctions before, is now calling for further isolation of Zimbabwe. It is time that the imposition of economic sanctions should be seen as a war crime against humanity since it involves the collective punishment of millions of innocent civilians who die and are reduced to living off scraps from the garbage dumps. They kill more people than bombs because they go on for years and their effect is cumulative.

As socialists, we demand the unconditional removal of the economic sanctions and we lobby the international working class and other progressives to escalate and amplify its global campaign to save Zimbabwe from the bully and tyranny of the United States of America.

We feel it is the duty of the international proletariat to assist the oppressed countries in their war against the imperialists. According to the Leon Trotsky Transitional Programme, the central issues of the colonial and semi colonial countries are agrarian revolution i.e. the elimination of the feudal legacy and national independence, i.e. the overthrow of the imperialist yoke. Both tasks are closely interconnected.

The elections were declared free and fair by non-governmental organisation, governments and multilateral bourgeoisie institutions that were invited to come and observe the elections including the African Union, SADC, the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, China and the United States of America.

Mnangagwa has promised to renew the country by implementing neoliberal reforms and austerity programmes and other reforms aimed at the lifting of the punitive economic sanctions slapped on the country 20 years ago.

It is yet to be seen if the “Zimbabwe is open to business” mantra by President Mnangagwa is to benefit the poor and the working class because it looks like the major global powers are warming up to Mnangagwa’s administration. But to us socialists, opening up the country to global powers and the free world means opening up to rapacious exploitation of the natural resources for the benefit of white monopoly capital.

The 2018 elections in Zimbabwe were largely non beneficial to the poor and the working class in general. The ideas purported by the two protagonists in their election manifestos largely betray socialist ideas; it was a titanic battle of capitalists’ interests in form of neo-imperialism. Indigenous economic growth is better than foreign aid. We should be wary of being enticed by the West into believing that they are genuinely willing to assist us, they have permanent interests not permanent friends. ZANU-PF is orientated towards Chinese imperialism and the MDC Alliance leans towards United States and European Union imperialism.

We must fight for the poor, peasants and the working class taking over and controlling the means of production. As we mark the 78th anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination, the fight for Trotsky’s ideas remain as relevant as ever as we commemorate the life and ideas of this inspiring revolutionary, theoretician and leader.

More than ever it is necessary to have a strong independent international centre to help the vanguard of the working class worldwide to orientate independently.

 

*Mafa Kwanisai Mafa writes of Zimbabwean affairs.

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          Report Finds Government and Military Employees Use Weak Passwords      Cache   Translate Page      

WatchGuard Technologies' Internet Security Report for Q2 2018 states that more than50% of military and government employees use weak passwords after analyzing the data leaked from LinkedIn in 2012.

According to their research, after analyzingpasswords associated with 355,023 government (.gov) and military (.mil) accounts from a 117 million encoded database of passwords stolen fromLinkedIn, over 50% of them were crackable in less than two days.

Furthermore, even though all government security training programs ask employees to use complex passwords to avoid providing hackers with an easy to exploit attack vector, the most common passwords throughoutthe analyzed database were"123456," "password," "linkedin," "sunshine," and "111111."

Granted, the dataset analyzed by the Threat Lab team comes from six-year-oldleak published online two years ago, but knowing what other research teams have found out about the passwords exposed in multiple other leaks in the past few years, the statistics most probably still hold out.

Researchers adviseorganization to implement multi-factor authentication solutions

TheWatchGuard researchers also say that if the chosen passwords were at least medium-strength and not your run-of-the-mill "security codes," the time needed to crack them would have exponentially increased from a few hoursto weeks and even years for strong passwords.

"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," says WatchGuard's report .

Moreover, the research team adds that besides better training of government employees in choosing stronger passwords, both state and privately-held organizations must use multi-factor authentication to bring down the prevalence of security incidents due to brute force attacks.

WatchGuard also found out that in over 75% of all malware attacks are performed over the web via HTTP/HTTPS, with brute force login placed on the fourthplace.

Threat actors use substantial numbers of login attempts in the hope of breaking in Internet-facing systems which can lead to disastrous credential exfiltration and significant losses over time.


          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.

About WatchGuard Technologies

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
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          The "Racist Premium" Is Just One Way the Market Punishes Racism      Cache   Translate Page      

Submitted by Andrew Moran, via the Mises Institute, Andrew Moran is the Economics Correspondent at LibertyNation.com and is the author of The War on Cash. You can find more of his work at AndrewMoran.net.

In the 1959 Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun, an impoverished black family uses a substantial insurance payment to purchase a home in an affluent and white neighborhood. Perturbed by the fact that black people would move into their community, a white representative from the area offers to buy the home to prevent them from planting roots. In the end, the family resists the offer and moves in anyway.

The odious and shameful circumstances in the play, which was turned into a stupendous 1961 motion picture starring legendary thespian Sidney Poitier, was quite common for black American families for much of the 20 th century. There were generally two decisions for these households to make: Combat discrimination or concede defeat.

For J. Dallas Bowser and Philip Payton Jr., there was another option: Take advantage of people’s racial prejudice and use basic economics to profit from it.

Trolling Racists for Fun and Profit  

On August 18, 1900, The New York Times published a short but fascinating article, titled “Negro Finds Way to Wealth,” that described a black man who got rich by exploiting the racist sentiments of neighbors.

Bowser, a teacher, poet, and newspaper publisher, acquired homes next to white people in wealthy neighborhoods and moved in. Homeowners in the neighborhood were so outraged by his presence that they were willing to purchase his home at an above-market price just to kick him out. This resulted in Bowser earning an “exorbitant profit.”

Unfortunately, a lot of irked people started finding out about this ingenious practice and proceeded to take action. According to The Times, attorneys Joseph Rust and Ross Latchaw pressed ridiculous charges against the man before the Board of Education, causing Bowser to stand trial.

How did Bowser defend himself? From the newspaper:

“Bowser read a long paper in his own defense, standing on his right as a free-born American citizen to live where he pleases and to sell his property at whatever price he can find a purchaser willing to pay.”

Thankfully, others followed in Bowser’s footsteps — and they heeded his advice of self-improvement.

Black Capitalist Crusaders

In basic economics, there is something called the “racist premium.” This means customers will pay more and receive less for their racial prejudice and business owners will lose money for either being racist or caving into the demands of their racist customers. What’s more important? Staying in business or closing down?

Philip Payton Jr., known as “the father of Harlem,” will not be taught in schools, mentioned by MSNBC, or be commemorated by Black Lives Matter. But he was an important figure in the early 20th century.

After an apartment building located on an all-white Harlem block rented to black tenants, a lot of white people fled the neighborhood, resulting in scores of vacancies. Payton and a team of investors purchased these buildings on 99th Street at a discount and rented to blacks. The area then became home to future legends like Billie Holiday and Robert Earl Jones.

Payton ultimately believed that property owners who maintain racial covenants would pay the racist premium in a competitive rental market. He argued that even the most bigoted of landlords would realize that profit was far more important than their prejudice, writing:

“Race prejudice is a luxury, and like all other luxuries, can be made very expensive in New York City. The fight that I am making has got to be made sooner or later and I see no better time than now. A respectable, law-abiding negro will find conditions so changed that he will be able to rent wherever his means will permit him to live.”

It wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops, though. Payton and black tenants endured resistance from resentful white residents and property owners who were concerned that their neighborhoods would become diverse. This prompted the formation of holding companies to acquire properties “to get rid of colored people” and to “prevent negroes from coming to Harlem to live.”

There was a successful resistance to the resistance. Payton founded the Afro-American Realty Company, raised nearly $10 million in today’s money by issuing 50,000 shares at $10 each, and bought and leased complexes and houses to black tenants. Gaining support from the press, the church, and influential figures, black people were urged to live in Harlem to drive out the racists. And they did.

Profits Over Prejudice

Free markets have done more for race relations than any government mandate ever did — and will.

Baseball team owners wanted to win ballgames, so they put in Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. Big bands wanted to attract ears to their music, so white band leaders tapped the remarkable talents of Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, and Lionel Hampton. Celebrities appreciated the skills of Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis Jr., so they pressured many hotels and venues to abolish silly white-only rules.

J. Dallas Bowser and Philip Payton Jr. should be treated as civil rights champions with monuments and plaques to remember their contributions to the black community and the free market. Yet, most people have never heard of these men. Why? Perhaps because they never played the victim card, despite enduring the peak of racial bigotry, and they understood basic economics, unlike the supposed civil rights crusaders today who demand reparations, affirmative action, and something for nothing.

These are two great examples of how you can never abolish real racism – not the modern-day progressive view of racism – but you can punish archaic and reprehensible behavior through the free market. And that is exactly what Bowser and Payton did, allowing them to get rich in the process and improve the living standards of so many other people.

In the end, Bowser and Payton, and the millions of black entrepreneurs since then, have realized that capitalism is the least racist structure in the world today. The free-enterprise system is indifferent to your skin color; it only cares about green.


          Love Hallmark Movies? You Might Already Know This American Horror Story: Apocalypse Actress      Cache   Translate Page      

The biggest buzz surrounding the new season of American Horror Story is the huge number of returning cast members playing their characters from Murder House and Coven. But one of the most mysterious characters in American Horror Story: Apocalypse is Emily. We don't really know anything about her - not even her last name. She appears briefly in the trailer but not in a scene that gives us any clues as to who she is. Oddly enough, this mystery is sort of fitting for actress Ash Santos, who's probably not a name you've heard before.

Santos grew up in New York, and although she was interested in performing, she didn't seriously pursue it as a child. Upon moving to Salt Lake City, she began acting in indie and short films. Originally credited as Ashley Santos, she took on several smaller roles in Hallmark's Christmas rom-coms from 2015 to 2017. These included titles such as I'm Not Ready For Christmas, Broadcasting Christmas, Wrapped Up in Christmas, and Sharing Christmas.

In 2017, Santos appeared in the streaming series Relationship Status as Charlotte, one of a group of 20- and 30-somethings whose romantic exploits intertwine. The show consists of 10-minute episodes available on Verizon's Go90 streaming service rather than a traditional TV outlet, and it's probably best known as the side project of This Is Us and Gilmore Girls fave Milo Ventimiglia.

There's a theory going around that Santos's character has ties to a missing-child story from the Roanoke season, but we won't know for sure until the whole season of Apocalypse airs! Until we get to know Emily better, you can follow Ash Santos on Instagram here.


          Ningbo Yinzhou Poke hydraulic Technology Co., Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page      
Ningbo Yinzhou Poke hydraulic Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “poke”) is located in the beautiful city on coast of East China Sea – Ningbo city, and Ningbo Wangchun Industrial Zone, the Province-level industrial zone of Zhejiang, taking up an area of 33,300m2. With total investment of RMB 120 million Yuan and registered capital of RMB 60 million Yuan, it is an emerging hi-tech innovation enterprise in hydraulic industry. Poke takes the product concept of innovative design and lean manufacturing, insists on operation concept of honesty-oriented, customer-first and efficient service, carries on the operating policy of surviving with quality, developing with innovation and benefiting from management, integrates R&D, manufacturing and sales. Existing products mainly include engineering mechanical and hydraulic components such as radial piston motor and pump,vane pump,which can totally replace Poclain MS,Rexroth MCR and A4VT. The products are extensively used in hydraulic transmission system such as engineering machinery, metallurgy machinery, mining machinery, port machinery, lifting and conveying equipment. Poke has first-class R&D team and has established R&D center by employing a number of experienced senior engineers, doctors and masters. By cultivating and introducing specialized technical personnel and management personnel, Poke has strong capability of production development and market exploitation, a team of talents who know technology and management. By enhancing internal management and standardizing company operation, Poke has capability of researching and manufacturing core technology products, and sound quality control system. Poke actively builds company culture, insists on people-orientation, pursues innovation, continuously promotes core value of company, repay the society and devotes to becoming a benchmark enterprise in Chinese hydraulic industry.
          Pack PC Portable HP 14-BF018NF (14" Full HD, i5-7200U, RAM 8Go, SSD 256Go, Windows 10) + Sacoche + Souris Sans-fil X3000 + Imprimante HP 3735 + 3 mois Deezer (Via ODR 100€) - Thiais (94)      Cache   Translate Page      
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Taille de l'écran14 "

Poids du produit1,53 Kg

ProcesseurIntel Core i5 7200U

Système d'exploitationMicrosoft Windows 10 Edition Famille à 64 bits**

ConstructeurHP

Type de produitUltra portable - Sub Notebook

Taille d'écran en cm35,6 cm

Largeur du produit22,76 cm

Longueur du produit32,4 cm

Hauteur du produit1,99 cm

Resolution écranRétro-éclairage par LED

Caractéristiques de l'écranÉcran IPS Full HD BrightView à rétroéclairage WLED

Fréquence du processeurDe 2.5 GHz à 3.1 GHz

Mémoire cache du processeur3 Mo

Type de mémoire vive installéeSDRAM DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 4 Go), Taux de transfert pouvant atteindre 2 133 MT/s.

Type de disque durSSD

Lecteur de cartes mémoireLecteur de cartes multimédias SD multiformat

Carte graphiqueIntel HD 620

Webcam intégréeOui Wide Vision HD avec microphone numérique à double entrée intégré

Carte sonB&O PLAY, HP Audio Boost

Interface réseauLAN GbE 10/100/1000 intégré

Communication sans filBluetooth 4.2 (Compatible avec Miracast)
Wi-Fi Combo 802.11b/g/n (1 x 1)

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          Migrant worker rights in NZ      Cache   Translate Page      
Opinion – New Zealand Immigration Law Opinion Piece: Migrant employee exploitation has been making headlines lately, and there are undoubtedly some common themes. Aaron Martin of New Zealand Immigration Law, Employment lawyer Mark Donovan and Anu Kaloti of the Migrant Workers Association, …Migrant worker rights in NZ, time to set the record straight… Opinion Piece: […]
          Kasaï-Central : un conflit champêtre dégénère à Dimbelenge      Cache   Translate Page      


L’administrateur de territoire de Dimbelenge au Kasaï-Central, Dieudonné Buanga Dibeya, a appelé mardi 11 septembre la population de Katende à la cohabitation pacifique. Dans ce village, un conflit oppose deux tribus autour de l’exploitation des champs de maïs. Le week-end dernier, des dégâts ont été enregistrés notamment quelques habitations brûlées.


          Conférence de Lualaba: Martin Kabuelulu dénonce l’exploitation minière par des personnes non autorisées      Cache   Translate Page      


Des personnes non autorisées persistent à exploiter les mines, surtout dans l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), a dénoncé mercredi 12 septembre, le ministre des Mines, Martin Kabuelulu.


Dans son discours prononcé à l’occasion de l’ouverture de la IIIe conférence minière de la RDC à Kolwezi dans le Lualaba, il a aussi fustigé l’existence d’une contrebande et l’engouement des jeunes désœuvrés vers l’exploitation artisanale des mines. 


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Revue de presse congolaise du mercredi 12 septembre 2018.


La troisième édition de la conférence minière, le débat sur le processus électoral entre Bruxelles et Luanda sont les principaux sujets que les médias congolais exploitent dans leur parution de mercredi 12 septembre 2018.


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  A contractor that provides school districts across the nation with online resources, but also has been named twice to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s “Dirty Dozen List” for sexual exploitation, has been dropped by a district in which parents challenged its value. WND reported early in 2017 that the company, EBSCO Information Services, […]
          ReStyle with Hope      Cache   Translate Page      
It's time to clean out your closet!
We are collecting donations of gently used women's clothing & accessories on Friday, September 21st for a sale to benefit Hope For Justice, an anti-human trafficking organization.
You're invited to come back on Sunday to shop around, learn more about Hope For Justice, and go home with any item for $1 each.
Bring your gently used women's clothing, shoes, & accessories to us on Friday. We will organize them by size & type for shoppers to buy on Sunday.
Anyone who brings 20+ items will receive 2 vouchers to redeem on Sunday - 5 free items for YOU and 5 free items for a FRIEND!
Purchase any item for $1. Just $1 per item!
The 1st 100 people in the door on Sunday will receive a swag bag!
Every dollar goes to Hope for Justice, toward offering a second chance at life in freedom from modern day slavery.
All leftover items will be donated to Knox Area Rescue Ministries.
Please drop off all items to Bridgewater Place on Friday September 21st between 4-8pm.
This event is a fundraiser for Hope For Justice (http://hopeforjustice.org/), a non-profit organization that exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.
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          Eros Music’s Manmarziyaan music album ranks first on AirCheck (RCS) India Rating Chart      Cache   Translate Page      

Eros International Media Ltd, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment company announced the music of its forthcoming release, Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan has ranked number one in the Top Twenty Albums (Movie/Music) on Radio in India as per the AirCheck (RCS) India Rating.

Produced by Eros International, Aanand L Rai and Phantom Films, Manmarziyaan’s sound track composed by Amit Trivedi have gone viral ever since its release. As a unique release strategy, Eros Music, the music arm of Eros International released one song from the film’s 14 track album every morning from mid-August as part of the #WakeUpToManmarziyaancampaign. Songs like Daryaa, Chonch Ladhiyaan and Hallaa have taken the internet by storm and have been rating at the top of all music charts. Daryaa has featured in top three songs on AirCheck (RCS) India Rating Chart twice consecutively.

AirCheck is a leading radio spot monitoring agency. They monitor songs played on the various broadcasting mediums. The radio ranking position by AirCheck is based on the cumulative actual times a song in played across all radio stations in the country. The Manmarziyaan album comprises of slow soothing to peppy dance tracks that speak of modern romance and the complications that come along with it.

Commenting on the success of the album, Mr. Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd said, “The songs are a beautiful combination of modern and classical flavors composed by the supremely talented Amit Trivedi and we are so proud of the number one ranking bestowed by AirCheck. We wanted to launch Manmarziyaan album differently and make it part of the listeners’ daily routine. We are overwhelmed by the success and response to the album and it richly deserves the top honors it has earned”. 

About Eros International Media Ltd 
Eros International Media Ltd. (BSE Script Code: 533261; NSE Script Code: EROSMEDIA) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. Eros International is part of Eros International Pie, which became the first Indian media Company to raise capital and be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Eros International has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The company has a competitive advantage through its extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 2,000 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films. Eros International has built a dynamic business model by combining the release of new films every year with the exploitation of its film library. For more information please visit: www.erosintl.com


          The 27 Best Movies and Shows to Watch in Portland: Sept 14-26      Cache   Translate Page      
From Ursula K. Le Guin to American Vandal. by Mercury Things to Do Staff
MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT. Theater locations are accurate Friday-Thursday, unless otherwise noted. Movie times are updated daily and are available here.

American Vandal: Season 2
Shot in Portland but set in Bellevue, Washington, the second season of Netflix’s true-crime mockumentary is just as clever and addictive as the first. This time, earnest high-schooler documentarians Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) take their investigation skills to St. Bernadine’s Catholic School, where, ever since a tragedy dubbed “The Brownout,” the student body has been terrorized by a splattery series of “poop crimes” perpetrated by “The Turd Burglar.” The suspects and victims are numerous, from beloved basketball star DeMarcus (Melvin Gregg) to vest-wearing, tea-sipping Kevin “Shit Stain” McClain (Travis Tope); in their unflagging quest for the truth, Peter and Sam dig deep into teachers’ dubious alibis and students’ revealing emoji habits. This season is a slower burn than the first, but over the course of its eight episodes, its perfectly played characters prove deeper and better, including “a theater kid who lives in the friend zone” and a man known only as “Hot Janitor.” While Peter and Sam are stymied by secrets, lies, and possible sabotage (Mrs. Wexler, St. Bernadine’s dean of students, repeatedly refuses their requests for an interview), the duo’s intrepid reporting and keen crime-scene analysis (“That is way too big for dogshit”) ensures the Turd Burglar’s identity will be discovered. Like the first, this season of American Vandal is consistently hilarious, but it’s also sneakily, subtly emotional—you’re going to end up caring about all these awkward teen weirdos, and, of course, very invested in who had the motive and the means to mastermind the Brownout. (Available Fri Sept 14, Netflix) ERIK HENRIKSEN

Blaze
Directed by Ethan Hawke, Blaze explores the legacy of country singer/songwriter Blaze Foley, who belonged to the same scene as Townes Van Zandt, but was murdered before many people got to know his name. There’s plenty of mythology surrounding Foley and his hillbilly charm—he was known for wearing duct tape on the tips of his cowboy boots—but Ben Dickey’s raw performance makes the focus the flawed, tender man behind the songs (Lucinda Williams once called Foley “a genius and a beautiful loser,” which pretty much nails it). The film’s best moments involve his relationship with actress Sybil Rosen (Alia Shawkat) and the time they spent living together in a treehouse in Georgia, but those get cut off due to frequent jumps to sepia-toned flashbacks. That nonlinear narrative also kind of makes sense, though, given the fact that Blaze’s history was lived by people who were often engulfed in a cloud of cigarette smoke and suffering from whiskey amnesia. It’s not the first time Hawke has made a film about a forgotten musician—his 2014 directorial debut Seymour: An Introduction retraced the life of classical pianist Seymour Bernstein. Blaze isn’t particularly remarkable, but the attention given to Foley’s love story and the toll of his addiction are quietly gripping. (Opens Fri Sept 21) CIARA DOLAN

BoJack Horseman: Season 5
While all you tantrum-throwing assholes were setting McDonalds on fire for packets of liquid salt in fealty to the diminished, sickly cynical shine of Rick and Morty, animation fans of a more sophisticated bent were indulging the dark sweetness of BoJack Horseman, a show that began as a satire of celebrity and has, over the course of four seasons, become a tightly plotted, painfully insightful, and emotionally draining examination of depression, addiction, and how to let yourself enjoy what brief rewards you earn in the struggle to be better than you are. Starring Will Arnett as a brown horse and Amy Sedaris as a pink cat. (Available Fri Sept 14, Netflix) BOBBY ROBERTS

Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians is the first major American motion picture starring a predominantly Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club came out in 1993. That is BONKERS, and it makes this film’s release noteworthy. Great! Let’s talk inclusion! I love it. Thumbs up, Hollywood! Now let’s talk about the next most important thing: Crazy Rich Asians is romantic comedy gold that should be celebrated not only for its cast but also for its perfect execution of light, breezy escapism. (Now playing) ELINOR JONES

Fags In The Fast Lane
The Portland premiere of Josh Collins’ campy, unapologetically gay-as-fuck Australian exploitation entry into the superhero canon, centered on the adventures of Beau Cockslinger and his Mary Men. There is also a magic gold dildo. (Fri Sept 14, Clinton Street Theater)

Fahrenheit 11/9
Michel Moore’s latest, about the 2016 election and the presidency of Donald Trump (who lost the popular vote by 2,864,974 votes). Whether it’ll be as sharp as Moore’s great stuff (2002’s Bowling for Columbine) or as self-indulgent as his more recent stuff (2016’s Michael Moore in TrumpLand) is TBD, as it wasn’t screened for critics. (Opens Fri Sept 21)

Fast Break
In 1978, Director Don Zavin gave unto thirsty Blazermaniacs a rambly, contemplative, slightly stoned gift of a documentary, Fast Break. There is no real narrative arc, the closest thing to a through-line basically gets abandoned halfway through, and there’s nothing particularly insightful or profound to be gleaned from following the team through their quiet Pacific Northwest adventures following their shock-the-world championship run in 1977. Which is fine, because Fast Break works best as a time-travel device anyway, a shaggy portal back to a Portland that will never exist again, where Maurice Lucas is chilling at the pool, Dave Twardzik is teaching kids the fundamentals, and big bike-riding Bill Walton is doing that charmingly infuriating Bill Walton thing where gallons of melodic syllables rain down over his jutting chin and evaporate into senselessness right around his collarbone. Walton would break his foot in '78 and flee Portland a year later, the team's chemistry slowly soured, and never another Finals would be won, but Fast Break perfectly captures the weirdly serene scenes before it all fell down. (Mon Sept 17, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

Halloween (1978)
In the final trailer for David Gordon-Green's upcoming sequel to this film, the voice of Jamie Lee Curtis dramatically intones through whispery reverb that "40 years ago, on Halloween night, Michael Myers murdered three people." The statement comes off as oddly comical now, after four decades under the Shape's hulking shadow, with thousands of bodies strewn across the sordid history of a genre he elevated to prominence—three seems like child's play. Hell, Child's Play racked up a bigger body count. But watching John Carpenter's breakout film (the most profitable indie ever made for a very long time), the weight of those three deaths feels heavy indeed. Halloween is considered the father of the slasher, but Carpenter's film maintains its power because it doesn't really slashthat much. It simmers, and stares, and slowly glides into menacing situations and abandons you there until the shadow of Michael Myers swallows you right up. That sort of thing seriously fucked people up in 1978. It still works pretty damned well in 2018. (Sat Sept 22, Hollywood Theatre, followed by a Q&A with star P.J. Soles) BOBBY ROBERTS

The Land of Steady Habits
The latest from writer/director Nicole Holofcener (Lovely and Amazing, Enough Said) features a quietly amazing cast (Edie Falco, Connie Britton, Ben Mendelsohn) clumsily hurting and healing each other through a series of mundane-yet-emotionally powerful events. Holofcener is not yet a genre unto herself, but she should be soon. (Available Fri Sept 14, Netflix)

Life Itself
Dan Fogelman, the creator and showrunner of the tear-jerking machine that is NBC’s This is Us writes and directs this romantic epic starring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Patinkin, Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas and oh man you’re crying already, aren’t you. God this guy is good. (Opens Fri Sept 21)

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Lizzie
In a revealing interview with the Huffington Post, Chloë Sevigny said she’d hoped Lizzie—the new film in which she portrays Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892 Massachusetts—would be a “rousing, smash-the-patriarchy piece,” and admitted that director Craig William Macneill’s final product isn’t what she’d imagined. Building off the wealthy family’s battle over inheritances and the rumor that Borden killed her parents after they discovered her relationship with the Irish maid Brigid (Kristen Stewart), Lizzie tries to find the seemingly impossible balance between family drama, murder mystery, and queer romance. Though it’s a compelling idea, it doesn’t work—the forbidden love story isn’t fleshed out enough for that motive to be believable. And in 2018, when depictions of queer romance are just starting to get mainstream attention with films like Moonlight and Call Me by Your Name, I’m not sure this hypothetical lesbian link to a grisly murder is really necessary. It’s valuable to reexamine history with the knowledge that women weren’t always granted the opportunity to tell their own stories, but Lizzie is more like a rogue spitballing session that reframes Borden’s infamous crime as a justifiable rebellion against injustice. (Opens Fri Sept 21) CIARA DOLAN

Love, Gilda
By anyone’s standards, Gilda Radner is comedy royalty. She was a member of Toronto’s Second City troupe that included fellow future legends like Joe Flaherty and John Candy, the first woman cast to National Lampoon Radio Hour, and the first person hired to be part of Saturday Night Live’s inaugural season. In other words, she’s the ideal candidate for a documentary about her accomplishments and impact on the comedy world. Love, Gilda is not that film. The well-intentioned effort by director Lisa D’Apolito strives to highlight Radner’s fearless energy but gets stuck on her precipitous rise to fame and her many famous lovers, layering it all with a quaint rosy glow. It’s only when the film focuses in on the last part of its subject’s life—as she dealt with multiple bouts with cancer—that it finds depth. (Opens Fri Sept 21) ROBERT HAM

Mandy
See review, this issue. (Opens Thurs Sept 13)

Mulholland Drive
Jesus holy mother of fuck what the CHRIST is that goddamned thing behind the diner? What IS THAT. UGH. (Starts Fri Sept 14, Academy Theater)

Noche De Película
A series of shorts presented by PDX Latinx Pride, celebrating Latinx and LGBTQ communities. (Sun Sept 16, Hollywood Theatre)

Pipe Organ Pictures: The Cat and the Canary
1927’s silent horror classic, featuring an original score composed and performed live on the organ by Dean Lemire. (Sat Sept 23, Hollywood Theatre)

The Predator
See review, this issue. (Opens Thurs Sept 13)

Re-Run Theater: Battlestar Galactica
40 years ago, an enterprising television producer named Glen A. Larson saw Star Wars and said "I think this could be done as a Mormon allegory on television! I know, I'll write a meanderingly weird ripoff and sell it to ABC. I'll get the old cowboy who sells dog food and make him the star." Thus, Battlestar Galactica was born, a budget-busting one-year wonder starring Lorne Greene that stole Star Wars's visual effects mastermind to realize space battles were eye-meltingly awesome on '70s-era television sets (and still kinda impressive now). But the pilot episode Re-run Theater is screening tonight? Eeeehhhh... Once the Cylon apocalypse concludes in the first third, Galactica keeps asking "so what the hell do we do now" and arriving at increasingly stupid answers like "lets play with this annoying robot dog" and "lets visit a casino planet," and "What if casino planet is really run by insect monsters?" But then the Death Star casino planet explodes, and the movie ends, and all the preceding bullshit just kinda slides off, leaving not much more than faintly warm memories of pew-pew and boom-boom. And for a lot of little kids in the late '70s—that was apparently enough. But don't get it twisted: for as much cheesy fun as this might be (and mileage definitely varies) the 2003 reboot is better in every conceivable way. (Wed Sept 26, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

Repressed Cinema: Psychotronic After School Special
A carefully curated collection of really fucking weird shit, including a “documentary” about a dystopian future hosted by Orson Welles, an anti-alcohol ’80s film titled The Glug, and a 1975 educational film about the pleasures and dangers of processed food in America. (Tues Sept 18, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

Searching
What makes Searching—a mystery that takes place predominantly on a series of computer desktops—more than a gimmick is how well it captures the limited but instantly recognizable emotional language of computer use: the typed but unsent message, the search query that’s loaded with dread, the shortened email subject line that belies bad news. All of these are effectively deployed in service of a fairly conventional missing-person story, enabling the film’s limited field of view to capture the feelings of familial isolation, technological confusion, and desire for connection. (Now playing) BEN COLEMAN

A Simple Favor
A thriller directed by Paul Feig and starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. (Opens Fri Sept 14)

Stephen King Double Feature
It's Stephen King's 71st birthday—and the Hollywood is celebrating with a 35mm double feature of two movies penned by the horror and literary mastermind! First up is 1982's pulpy anthology flick Creepshow, directed by Night of the Living Dead's George Romero; second is 1985's Cat's Eye, directed by Lewis Teague and featuring James Woods, Drew Barrymore, and, of course, an evil troll. Hail to the King, baby. (Fri Sept 21, Hollywood Theatre) ERIK HENRIKSEN

Supergirl
God, I want to like 1984's Supergirl. And Supergirl really, really wants you to like it, too. That goodwill is present in the winsome performance of Helen Slater as Kara Zor-El, and it's definitely there in the striking melodies of all-time-great composer Jerry Goldsmith. But goodwill is not enough to make up for Jeannot Zwarc's steamrolled-flat direction, Faye Dunaway's embarrassing turn as the villain, and a story by David Odell that (successfully) does its damndest to undermine everything mythic and majestic about Kara and her world, pouring sugar in Supergirl's empathy engine until she's left stranded in a soupy stew of failed gags and short-circuited drama. The real saboteurs? The film's producers, sworn enemies of goodwill Alexander and Ilya Salkind, whose petty, wrongheaded decision-making process hamstrung Superman II in 1981, kneecapped Superman III in 1983, and unfortunately turfed almost all of Clark's big-screen potential a mere six years after Superman: The Movie, and unfairly damaged Kara's for decades with this disappointing botch-job of a cash-in. There are some joys to be found in Supergirl but too many of them depend on a forgiving audience willing to do the sort of heavy lifting that would leave even the Girl of Steel winded. (Sat Sept 15, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

Swinging Roman Cinema: Il Boom
Dolce Vita Confidential author Shawn Levy continues his series showcasing the best of Italian cinema with a screening of 1963’s Il Boom, a dark comedy about Italy’s economic revival, directed by Vittoria De Sica. (Wed Sept 26, Hollywood Theatre)

We the Animals
We the Animals invites its audience into the exclusive, powerful magic that comes with belonging to a group of three young brothers, running wild in a rural town and trying to make sense of their parents’ abusive relationship. Though similar in theme and feel to 2017’s The Florida Project, We the Animals focuses on the internal view of the youngest brother, Jonah (Evan Rosado). In Justin Torres’ novel, on which the film is based, the actions Jonah undertakes and the repercussions he faces are serious—but director Jeremiah Zagar’s film is more concerned with showing the beauty of youth with all the boring parts cut out. (Now playing) SUZETTE SMITH

White Boy Rick
A drama about a teen informant for the FBI, co-starring Matthew McConaughey. Wait. Is the McConaissance still a thing? Is that over? Review forthcoming at portlandmercury.com/film. (Opens Fri Sept 14)

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
Arwen Curry’s documentary about the brilliant science-fiction and fantasy writer—a Portlander who, before she died earlier this year, wrote some of the century’s greatest and most imaginative stories, novels, and essays, cleverly and soulfully reforging genres long dominated by men. Review forthcoming at portlandmercury.com/film. (Fri Sept 14-Sun Sept 16, NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, director in attendance)

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          macOS Mojave : 11e bêta pour les développeurs      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple fournit ce soir aux développeurs la 11e bêta de macOS Mojave. Il ne s’agit manifestement pas de la GM, mais la version finale du système d’exploitation de nos Mac n’est pas attendue avant le 24 septembre.
          macOS Mojave : la version finale sera disponible le 24 septembre      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple a profité du keynote pour donner des nouvelles de ses différents systèmes d’exploitation. En particulier la date de disponibilité des versions finales ! macOS Mojave sera ainsi proposé le 24 septembre ; iOS 12, watchOS 5 et tvOS 12 le 17 septembre, lundi prochain donc. Une mise à jour pour le HomePod est également dans les tuyaux pour le 17 septembre, avec au menu la recherche de paroles dans Apple Music, les minuteurs multiples (woohoo !), la prise en charge des coups de fil et des raccourcis de Siri.
          Adobe présente ses mises à jour audio et vidéo à venir      Cache   Translate Page      
Adobe profite du salon IBC qui ouvrira ses portes demain pour dévoiler les nouvelles versions de ses logiciels audio et vidéo. Les mises à jour ne sont pas encore disponibles, elles arriveront d’ici la fin de l’année avec d’autres nouveautés du Creative Cloud. Dans After Effects, il sera possible d’animer des personnages à l’aide de son visage. C’est comme les Animoji, sans l’iPhone X. L’outil Characterizer exploite l’intelligence artificielle Adobe Sensei pour offrir cette fonction avec une simple webcam. Toujours dans l’animation, de nouveaux outils de sculpture par filet permettront de tordre, déformer et modifier l’échelle des contenus. Les nouvelles versions d’After Effects et Premiere Pro amélioreront la prise en charge des vidéos à 180° ainsi que l’étalonnage des couleurs, et intégreront Adobe Stock dans leur panneau Objets graphiques essentiels. Dans Premiere Pro, on pourra importer... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration
          Java序列化的状态      Cache   Translate Page      

关键要点

  • Java序列化在很多库中引入了安全漏洞。
  • 对序列化进行模块化处于开放讨论状态。
  • 如果序列化能够成为模块,开发人员将能够将其从攻击表面上移除。
  • 移除其他模块可以消除它们所带来的风险。
  • 插桩提供了一种编织安全控制的方法,提供现代化的防御机制。

多年来,Java的序列化功能饱受 安全漏洞 和zero-day攻击,为此赢得了“ 持续奉献的礼物 ”和“ 第四个不可饶恕的诅咒 ”的绰号。

作为回应,OpenJDK贡献者团队讨论了一些用于限制序列化访问的方法,例如将其 提取到可以被移除的jigsaw模块中 ,让黑客无法攻击那些不存在的东西。

一些文章(例如“ 序列化必须死 ”)提出了这样的建议,将有助于防止 某些流行软件(如VCenter 6.5)的漏洞被利用

什么是序列化?

自从1997年发布 JDK 1.1 以来,序列化已经存在于Java平台中。

它用于在套接字之间共享对象表示,或者将对象及其状态保存起来以供将来使用(反序列化)。

在JDK 10及更低版本中,序列化作为java.base包和java.io.Serializable方法的一部分存在于所有的系统中。

GeeksForGeeks对 序列化的工作原理 进行了详细的描述。

有关更多如何使用序列化的代码示例,可以参看Baeldung对 Java序列化的介绍

序列化的挑战和局限

序列化的局限主要表现在以下两个方面:

  1. 出现了新的对象传输策略,例如JSON、XML、Apache Avro、Protocol Buffers等。
  2. 1997年的序列化策略无法预见现代互联网服务的构建和攻击方式。

进行序列化漏洞攻击的基本前提是找到对反序列化的数据执行特权操作的类,然后传给它们恶意的代码。为了理解完整的攻击过程,可以参看Matthias Kaiser在2015年发表的“ Exploiting Deserialization Vulnerabilities in Java ”一文,其中幻灯片第14页开始提供了相关示例。

其他大部分与序列号有关的安全研究 都是基于Chris Frohoff、Gabriel Lawrence和Alvaro Munoz的工作成果。

序列化在哪里?如何知道我的应用程序是否用到了序列化?

要移除序列化,需要从java.io包开始,这个包是java.base模块的一部分。最常见的使用场景是:

使用这些方法的开发人员应考虑使用其他存储和读回数据的替代方法。Eishay Smith发布了 几个不同序列化库的性能指标 。在评估性能时,需要在基准度量指标中包含安全方面的考虑。默认的Java序列化“更快”一些,但漏洞也会以同样的速度找上门来。

我们该如何降低序列化缺陷的影响?

项目Amber 包含了一个关于将序列化API隔离出来的讨论。我们的想法是将序列化从java.base移动到单独的模块,这样应用程序就可以完全移除它。在确定 JDK 11功能集 时并没有针对该提议得出任何结果,但可能会在未来的Java版本中继续进行讨论。

通过运行时保护来减少序列化暴露

一个可以监控风险并自动化可重复安全专业知识的系统对于很多企业来说都是很有用的。Java应用程序可以将JVMTI工具嵌入到安全监控系统中,通过插桩的方式将传感器植入到应用程序中。Contrast Security是这个领域的一个免费产品,它是JavaOne大会的 Duke's Choice大奖得主 。与其他软件项目(如MySQL或GraalVM)类似, Contrast Security的社区版 对开发人员是免费的。

将运行时插桩应用在Java安全性上的好处是它不需要修改代码,并且可以直接集成到JRE中。

它有点类似于面向切面编程,将非侵入式字节码嵌入到源端(远程数据进入应用程序的入口)、接收端(以不安全的方式使用数据)和转移(安全跟踪需要从一个对象移动到另一个对象)。

通过集成每个“接收端”(如ObjectInputStream),运行时保护机制可以添加额外的功能。在从JDK 9移植反序列化过滤器之前,这个功能对序列化和其他攻击的类型(如SQL注入)来说至关重要。

集成这个运行时保护机制只需要修改启动标志,将javaagent添加到启动选项中。例如,在Tomcat中,可以在bin/setenv.sh中添加这个标志:

CATALINA_OPTS=-javaagent:/Users/ecostlow/Downloads/Contrast/contrast.jar

启动后,Tomcat将会初始化运行时保护机制,并将其注入到应用程序中。关注点的分离让应用程序可以专注在业务逻辑上,而安全分析器可以在正确的位置处理安全性。

其他有用的安全技术

在进行维护时,可以不需要手动列出一长串东西,而是使用像 OWASP Dependency-Check 这样的系统,它可以识别出已知安全漏洞的依赖关系,并提示进行升级。也可以考虑通过像 DependABot 这样的系统进行库的自动更新。

虽然用意很好,但默认的 Oracle序列化过滤器 存在与SecurityManager和相关沙箱漏洞相同的设计缺陷。因为需要混淆角色权限并要求提前了解不可知的事物,限制了这个功能的大规模采用:系统管理员不知道代码的内容,所以无法列出类文件,而开发人员不了解环境,甚至DevOps团队通常也不知道系统其他部分(如应用程序服务器)的需求。

移除未使用模块的安全隐患

Java 9的模块化JDK能够 创建自定义运行时镜像 ,移除不必要的模块,可以使用名为jlink的工具将其移除。这种方法的好处是黑客无法攻击那些不存在的东西。

从提出模块化序列化到应用程序能够实际使用以及使用其他序列化的新功能需要一段时间,但正如一句谚语所说:“种树的最佳时间是二十年前,其次是现在”。

剥离Java的原生序列化功能还应该为大多数应用程序和微服务提供更好的互操作性。通过使用标准格式(如JSON或XML),开发人员可以更轻松地在使用不同语言开发的服务之间进行通信——与Java 7的二进制blob相比,python微服务通常具有更好的读取JSON文档的集成能力。不过,虽然JSON格式简化了对象共享,针对Java和.NET解析器的“ Friday the 13th JSON attacks ”证明了银弹是不存在的( 白皮书 )。

在进行剥离之前,序列化让然保留在java.base中。这些技术可以降低与其他模块相关的风险,在序列化被模块化之后,仍然可以使用这些技术。

为Apache Tomcat 8.5.31模块化JDK 10的示例

在这个示例中,我们将使用模块化的JRE来运行Apache Tomcat,并移除任何不需要的JDK模块。我们将得到一个自定义的JRE,它具有更小的攻击表面,仍然能够用于运行应用程序。

确定需要用到哪些模块

第一步是检查应用程序实际使用的模块。OpenJDK工具jdeps可以对JAR文件的字节码执行扫描,并列出这些模块。像大多数用户一样,对于那些不是自己编写的代码,我们根本就不知道它们需要哪些依赖项或模块。因此,我使用扫描器来检测并生成报告。

列出单个JAR文件所需模块的命令是:

jdeps -s JarFile.jar

它将列出模块信息:

tomcat-coyote.jar -> java.base
tomcat-coyote.jar -> java.management
tomcat-coyote.jar -> not found

最后,每个模块(右边的部分)都应该被加入到一个模块文件中,成为应用程序的基本模块。这个文件叫作module-info.java,文件名带有连字符,表示不遵循标准的Java约定,需要进行特殊处理。

下面的命令组合将所有模块列在一个可用的文件中,在Tomcat根目录运行这组命令:

find . -name *.jar ! -path "./webapps/*" ! -path "./temp/*" -exec jdeps -s {} \; | sed -En "s/.* -\> (.*)/  requires \1;/p" | sort | uniq | grep -v "not found" | xargs -0 printf "module com.infoq.jdk.TomcatModuleExample{\n%s}\n"

这组命令的输出将被写入lib/module-info.java文件,如下所示:

module com.infoq.jdk.TomcatModuleExample{
  requires java.base;
  requires java.compiler;
  requires java.desktop;
  requires java.instrument;
  requires java.logging;
  requires java.management;
  requires java.naming;
  requires java.security.jgss;
  requires java.sql;
  requires java.xml.ws.annotation;
  requires java.xml.ws;
  requires java.xml;
}

这个列表比整个Java模块列表要短得多。

下一步是将这个文件放入JAR中:

javac lib/module-info.java
jar -cf lib/Tomcat.jar lib/module-info.class

最后,为应用程序创建一个JRE:

jlink --module-path lib:$JAVA_HOME/jmods --add-modules ThanksInfoQ_Costlow --output dist

这个命令的输出是一个运行时,包含了运行应用程序所需的恰到好处的模块,没有任何性能开销,也没有了未使用模块中可能存在的安全风险。

与基础JDK 10相比,只用了98个核心模块中的19个。

java --list-modules

com.infoq.jdk.TomcatModuleExample
java.activation@10.0.1
java.base@10.0.1
java.compiler@10.0.1
java.datatransfer@10.0.1
java.desktop@10.0.1
java.instrument@10.0.1
java.logging@10.0.1
java.management@10.0.1
java.naming@10.0.1
java.prefs@10.0.1
java.security.jgss@10.0.1
java.security.sasl@10.0.1
java.sql@10.0.1
java.xml@10.0.1
java.xml.bind@10.0.1
java.xml.ws@10.0.1
java.xml.ws.annotation@10.0.1
jdk.httpserver@10.0.1
jdk.unsupported@10.0.1

运行这个命令后,就可以使用dist文件夹中的运行时来运行应用程序。

看看这个列表:部署插件(applet)消失了,JDBC(SQL)消失了,JavaFX也不见了,很多其他模块也消失了。从性能角度来看,这些模块不再产生任何影响。从安全角度来看,黑客无法攻击那些不存在的东西。保留应用程序所需的模块非常重要,因为如果缺少这些模块,应用程序也无法正常运行。

关于作者

Java序列化的状态 Erik Costlow 是甲骨文的Java 8和9产品经理,专注于安全性和性能。他的安全专业知识涉及威胁建模、代码分析和安全传感器增强。在进入技术领域之前,Erik是一位马戏团演员,可以在三轮垂直独轮车上玩火。

查看英文原文: The State of Java Serialization

 

来自:http://www.infoq.com/cn/articles/java-serialization-aug18

 


          Brésil : la Justice annule la concession du stade Maracana      Cache   Translate Page      

La justice brésilienne a retiré mercredi à la société concessionnaire IMX Holding le droit d’exploiter le mythique stade Maracana de Rio de Janeiro, en raison d’irrégularités dans le processus d’appel d’offres. “Le processus d’appel d’offres présentait des illégalités”, car la société qui l’a emporté détenait des informations confidentielles avant l’octroi de la concession, a indiqué […]

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          iOS 12 et macOS Mojave, disponibles le 17 et 24 septembre      Cache   Translate Page      
Le système d’exploitation iOS 12 sera compatible avec tous les terminaux mobiles qu’Apple a lancé depuis cinq ans.


          McCain, and money better spent elsewhere      Cache   Translate Page      
I had hoped to refrain from criticizing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) until after his corpse was delivered to the landfill, but, for all of your blathering about how wonderful the recently departed McCain was, you've seriously missed McCain's greatest legacy: President Trump.

McCain, and money better spent elsewhere

I had hoped to refrain from criticizing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) until after his corpse was delivered to the landfill, but, for all of your blathering about how wonderful the recently departed McCain was, you've seriously missed McCain's greatest legacy: President Trump.

The McCain wing of the Republican Party is what caused the populist revolt giving us Trump. While you guys bleat about his integrity, McCain was one of the biggest liars in the Republican leadership. He would show up in Arizona to tell his constituents how conservative he was then return to Washington and continue his work with the Chamber of Commerce to throw the borders wide open and destroy the value of American labor. Yes, McCain was first and foremost a globalist. His biggest recent lie? That he'd get rid of the ACA. He had his chance to follow through on that campaign promise, but instead confirmed that his word to the people who voted for him means nothing. Had McCain and the rest of his ilk governed as they campaigned there would be no President Trump.

On a side note: I keep seeing your appeals for support of your product through subscribing to your online publication. While I'm happy to pick up your weekly magazine for free at Kroger to check out the entertainment section and see what the proletariat is thinking these days, your open contempt for those of us who disagree with you politically kinda tells me I have better places to spend my money. It would be insane for me to financially support those who so easily call me a racist, homophobe, misogynist, xenophobe or anything else just because I didn't vote for the most incompetent candidate in recent history (that being Hillary the Great). Political disagreement isn't hate, and I'll continue to eat at Chick-Fil-A.

Brice Hammerstein

Sherwood

On minimum wage

I just finished your article in the Arkansas Times ("The wage divide," Aug. 23) and thought it was very concise and to the point. I especially liked the part about our "esteemed" attorney general. I plan to vote for the minimum wage increase and will pass the message to co-workers, friends, family and anyone that will listen.

I am not familiar with the other initiative's that will be on the ballot this fall and hope that you will publish each one. I have voted since I turned 18 in 1972 and always want to be informed about people and initiatives that I'm presented with. I vote Democrat most of the time, as I care about Arkansans and Americans and worry about the future for my 7-year-old grandson. Thank you for your many articles that hit home with Arkansans that truly care about each other.

David W. Byrd

Benton

Brain on sex

Good work to Autumn Tolbert ("Dress code bias," Aug. 23) for her explanation of the underlying bias of dress codes. Women do not cause the sexual response of men. A man's sexual thoughts and actions are entirely determined by his own brain. Bodies respond to the brain's interpretations of stimulus. It is not the body of a woman that "turns" a man on, it is that man's brain telling his body what to do. Another man might look at the same body and not be the least "turned" on. We have homosexual men to thank for proving this logical argument. It is well known in the psychology of stimulus and response. Because the brain determines sexual response, the brain can chose how to express sexuality. Many men kindly keep their sexual response to themselves except when they are with a willing partner. Many men do the hard work of interpreting all the tiniest clues to find out who is willing to share their sexual response. These men have not gotten the recognition they well deserve in the "Me Too" movement. They are the rule that proves the exception. They are my heroes by proving considerate restraint is possible, even when no one is watching.

Like all heroes, we must ask them to do even more and somehow explain how they deal with their sexuality to boys. Women have an equal responsibility to untangle sexual desire and social kindness, but men have the experience and authority to speak to boys about male sexual response. To all you kind men out there, please do.

J. Rain Mako

Pettigrew

Hang up

My best friends are Liberals. I love them like I love biscuits and gravy, but they can be annoying at times. They're better informed on every issue, more culturally sensitive, and greener than I could ever hope to be. When I dine with my liberal friends I am constantly worried that my shoes were made by underage workers, my pronouns are out of date, and the chicken on my plate was raised in substandard housing.

You may have noticed that nearly all the Word Police are liberals. They defy you to try and keep up with the lexicon. Example: Zombies were Zombies for years. Then we were told they were to be called the Living Impaired. Now it's the Vitally Challenged. Who decides this stuff? Surely it's not the Zombies.

There is a scene in the movie "Moneyball" where Billy Bean, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics —played by Brad Pitt — is on the phone trying to make a deal with another GM. Pitt gets the answer he wants and hangs up immediately. Pitt's sidekick, played by Jonah Hill, points out that the other GM had more to say. "When you get the answer you want," Pitt explains, "Hang up."

These are desperate times, but in a way, much simpler. When vetting somebody, liberals no longer need to know what brand of bottled water that person drinks or which fast-food restaurant they've been boycotting. The only thing liberals need to know is if that other person is voting blue in November.

When you get the answer you want, hang up.

David Rose

Hot Springs

From the web

In response to Tolbert's Aug. 23 column:

Young women, at an early age, begin to learn of their power over the boys simply by the turn of an ankle, the wink of an eye.

Men are visual creatures; at an early age, creature aptly describes the boy brain. Girls are generally more focused, not as easy to distract.

Has nothing to do with some nebulous "misogyny," but on the basics of nature. For those few of us adults that remember, and are honest, girls at that age freely exploited their looks for quite a bit of gain. Their nature could be generously described as predatory.

Probably the best thing about uniforms is they take away all the distractions that kids use against each other, so teachers can focus on the important things, like teaching.

Those supposed calls for allowing individual expression forget that school is for learning, and for social engagement, but also for instilling some sense of discipline in how boys and girls grow to deal with each other on a truly level playing field.

Steven E

In response to an Arkansas Blog item about a committee's decision to move the Arkansas Governor's School to Arkansas Tech from Hendrix College, where it's been held for 38 years:

I've commented about this extensively in response to another article, but I'll add these practical considerations:

1) If it ain't broke, don't fix it. These suggestions of intellectual bias, favoritism to a certain college, or prejudice against certain viewpoints reflect culture war nonsense and jealousy.

2) Do not underestimate the value of holding the program on a campus that has no summer school for college students. Placing 300 high school minors in a five-week residential program is challenging enough socially. (I can think of no couple that lasted more than five minutes hiding behind a hedgerow or slipping into an opposite sex dorm without being rounded up and scattered by the campus staff at Hendrix).

Now add a significant population of college students to that mix, and consider the impact upon enforcement of very important rules. :)

Redeemed626

So, the main thing is that Governor's School is for Dem/lib indoctrination and y'all are scared that won't be the case in Russellville?

justsomeguywhoreadsthisblog

R'ville is pretty sketchy, whut with them sex toy expos up thar at ATU.

Say, mebbee THAT'S why Jerry [Cox] is so keen to talk at the G school! He might want a coed or two (or three) to give a demo.

Tsallenrng

But really, y'all don't give a flip about college students being there. Total ruse. Be honest at least.

justsomeguywhoreadsthisblog

Justsomeguy — I can only speak for myself, but my daughter went to Governor's School in '91. Having the campus to themselves was a big deal. It made the kids feel they really were worth the effort. I never much thought about the safety issue until someone brought it up this week, but 1991 is more than 25 years ago, and it wasn't something we worried about. People DO care. You're just looking for an argument about something with which you apparently have very little experience. Did you go? Do you have a kid who went?

Vanessa

No, I did not. I have quite a few friends who did. Boys would wear drag just to be provocative. All sorts of things Democrats love. I don't think attending is prerequisite to having a valid opinion. For instance, many of the commenters here have strong opinions on Medicaid, war and race despite not being recipients, soldiers or minorities.

justsomeguywhoreadsthisblog


          MEASUREMENTS OF ELASTIC PP INTERACTIONS AND EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTION WITH THE ATLAS DETECTOR      Cache   Translate Page      
The total pp cross section is a fundamental observable at the LHC. It can be derived from the measurement of the elastic cross section, using the optical theorem. Measurements of the elastic proton-proton cross section were performed at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV at various settings of the beam optics using the ALFA detector. The ALFA detector is also used to tag forward protons in order to enrich the exclusive diffractive production of pion pairs for first cross section measurements of this process at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. In the absence of forward proton tagging, exclusive processes can be distinguished in the central part of the ATLAS detector exploiting the absence of charged particles reconstructed in the inner tracking detector. If available, the talk will also cover the study of the exclusive pion production at 7 and 8 TeV, the total cross section and rho determination from elastic scattering, as well as an inclusive single diffractive study at 8 TeV.
          Starfarer’s Codex: Legacy Gunslinger (SFRPG)      Cache   Translate Page      
Starfarer’s Codex: Legacy Gunslinger (SFRPG) This installment of the Starfarer’s Codex-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, the first thing you’ll notice regarding these class options, is that gunslinging herein is not limited to the options of a new class; instead, there is a variety of ways to get the respective gunslinging tricks you want. Operatives may choose the gunslinger specialization, which has Intimidate and Perception as associated skills and allows for the use of Perception to make trick attacks. As a specialization exploit, you can choose any gunslinger ability of 9th level or […]
          Miss Kopp just won't quit by Stewart, Amy, author.      Cache   Translate Page      
Trailblazing Constance’s hard-won job as deputy sheriff is on the line in Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit, the fourth installment of Amy Stewart’s Kopp Sisters series. After a year on the job, New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. But on one stormy night, everything falls apart. While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story.
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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

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          Directeur Des Ventes - Staples - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Antiterrorist Censorship: The EU Commission Wants to Kill the Decentralized Internet      Cache   Translate Page      

12 September 2018 - This morning, as everybody was looking at the Copyright Directive adoption, the EU Commission released a proposal for a Regulation on the censorship of terrorist propaganda.

This proposal would impose new obligations to hosting service providers, including the removal in less than an hour of the reported content. This proposal trivializes police and private censorship as well as the circumvention of justice. Automated filters, which play a crucial role in the debate for the Copyright Directive, are being held as a key component for the censorship in the digital era1.

The fact is that only a few providers would be able to comply to those news obligations - in particular the one-hour deadline. The others - the vast majority which, since the beginning, have been the body of the Internet, would never be able to comply with these obligations and would be exposed to sanctions on a persistent basis.

If this text should be adopted, the quasi-monopolies of the Internet (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter...) would be established as key players for the securitarian policies of the Member States and strengthened in their more than dominant position - every other services having been forced to close down, including decentralised services which purpose is to protect our freedom. After loosely claming to defend our rights with the GDPR, the European Commission is radically changing its targets and now aims at destroying the rules of law by strengthening and fraternizing with super firms that exploit our freedoms.

Yet though, the rest of the Internet, the decentralized Internet, governable in a democratic way, is based on an apppropriate control of online contents. This is one of the most relevant way to stop the spread of problematic messages but the EC aims at destroying it by imposing measures impossible to comply.

The proposal is not only useless - the giants are already monitoring and censoring terrorist contents in cooperation with authorities2. The proposal is also counterproductive: its main effect would be to destroy the only version of Internet compatible with our basic freedoms.

This proposal has just been published. Debates will follow within the EU institutions. We will contribute to these with the greatest care.

  • 1. According to the proposal, every hosting service provider on the Internet, whatever its size or its operation, would have to remove terrorist content within one hour from the receipt of a removal order by a national authority (Article 4). These authorities would also be able to impose censorship, based not on national law but on the terms and conditions of these providers (Article 5). Finally, providers are invited to take proactive measures, including through automated means, to scan online contents and block those they consider a terrorist content (article 6)
  • 2. Since 2015, Members States like France and agencies like Europol have developed numerous partnerships with the digital giants to fight against terrorism propaganda, frequently in defiance of international law.

          NOUVELLES MANŒUVRES DE L’ANP A L’OUEST DU PAYS : La réponse indirecte de Gaid Salah      Cache   Translate Page      
Le Général de Corps d'Armée Ahmed Gaïd Salah a supervisé une nouvelle manœuvre de l’armée nationale populaire à l’Ouest du pays avec munitions réelles, exécuté sous le thème « Le premier groupement de forces en offensive à partir du contact direct avec l’ennemi», dans le but d’examiner l’état-prêt des unités ’’Air-Terre’’ du Secteur opérationnel frontalier de Tindouf, et de même passer un message de force au pseudo général libyen qui rêve attaquer l’Algérie !
NOUVELLES MANŒUVRES DE L’ANP A L’OUEST DU PAYS : La réponse indirecte de Gaid Salah
Le Général de Corps d’Armée, Ahmed Gaid Salah a supervisé ce mardi de nouvelles manœuvres de l’armée au sud-ouest du pays avec la participation des forces terrestres et aériennes. Lors du deuxième jour de sa visite, il a supervisé le déroulement d’un exercice démonstratif avec munitions réelles «Iktissah 2018», a indiqué le communiqué du MDN. Le troisième jour de la visite du Général de Corps d'Armée Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Vice-ministre de la Défense Nationale, Chef d'Etat-Major de l'Armée Nationale Populaire en 3ème Région Militaire a été consacré à la supervision de l'exécution de la deuxième étape de l'exercice démonstratif de tir avec munitions réelles «Iktissah 2018», au niveau du Secteur Opérationnel Centre/Bordj El Akid Lotfi.    Le Général de Corps d'Armée a suivi un exposé donné par le Commandant du Secteur Opérationnel, directeur de l'exercice, portant essentiellement sur les différentes actions de combat à exécuter par des unités terrestres et aériennes.  Au champ de tir dudit Secteur, le Général de Corps d'Armée a suivi de près les différentes phases de l'exécution de cette étape de l'exercice, intitulé « Engagement du 2e échelon du deuxième groupement de forces dans l'opération défensive», où les cadres ont affiché un haut niveau de professionnalisme en matière d'analyse et de prise de décisions adéquates en temps opportun, quant aux questions tactiques relatives à l'exploitation des moyens de haute précision, ainsi que la bonne maitrise de ces moyens et équipements par l'ensemble des éléments. A l'issue de l'exercice, le Général de Corps d'Armée a salué tous les personnels ayant participé à cet exercice, en les exhortant à ne pas se contenter des résultats obtenus, mais plutôt à ambitionner toujours à davantage de succès et à persévérer à aller de l'avant dans cette démarche distinguée. Lors du deuxième jour de sa visite en 3e Région Militaire, le Général de Corps d'Armée Ahmed Gaïd Salah, a supervisé le déroulement d'un exercice démonstratif avec munitions réelles «Iktissah 2018». Il a écouté l'exposé du Général-Major Saïd Chengriha, Commandant de la 3e Région Militaire, portant sur l'idée générale de l'exercice et les différentes étapes de son exécution, comme il a suivi une présentation donnée par le Commandant du Secteur Opérationnel Sud de Tindouf et les présentations des différents échelons de commandements.   Cet exercice tactique avec munitions réelles, exécuté sous le thème « Le premier groupement de forces en offensive à partir du contact direct avec l'ennemi», qui a vu la participation des unités organiques et des unités élémentaires relevant du Secteur Opérationnel Sud de Tindouf. Cet exercice a pour objectif d'examiner l'état-prêt des unités du Secteur, ainsi que de perfectionner les Commandements et les Etats-Majors à la conduite des opérations, de développer leurs connaissances en matière de planification, de préparation, d'organisation et d'exécution et enfin de les mettre dans des conditions de combat réel. Au niveau du champ de tirs dudit Secteur Opérationnel, le Général de Corps d'Armée a suivi, de près, les actions de combat menées par les unités engagées relevant des Forces Terrestres, Aériennes et de Défense Aérienne du Territoire. Des actions menées avec professionnalisme durant toutes les phases, avec des niveaux tactique et opérationnel très satisfaisants, reflétant une rigueur de planification et d'organisation de haut niveau ainsi que la compétence des cadres dans le domaine du montage et de la conduite des différentes actions de combat, et le savoir-faire et l'aptitude des personnels à maitriser les différents systèmes d'armements et des équipements mis en service, ce qui a contribué amplement à la réalisation de très satisfaisants résultats, notamment en terme de précision des tirs. A la fin de sa visite , le Général de Corps d'Armée s'est réuni avec le commandement, les états-majors et les cadres de la Région, où il a prononcé, à cette occasion, une allocution d'orientation suivie via visioconférence par les éléments de l'ensemble des unités de la Région, à travers laquelle, il a mis l'accent sur l'intérêt particulier qu'il accorde à ces visites sur le terrain pour s'enquérir des conditions des unités de la 3e Région Militaire avec tous leurs échelons et leurs missions, qui sont implantées dans cette zone vitale de notre territoire national, et pour s'enquérir aussi des conditions de vie et de travail ainsi que de la performance de ses unités de combat quant au rôle intrinsèque qui leur est confié conformément aux missions assignées. De leur part, les personnels de la Région ont confirmé, à travers leurs interventions, leur entière disponibilité à défendre la patrie contre toute éventuelle menace.


          Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart by Steven Erikson      Cache   Translate Page      
A Canadian science fiction writer is abducted by a UFO from the streets of Victoria, British Columbia. The world shrugs and dismisses it as a social media hoax. Days later, mysterious forcefields start appearing around wilderness areas in danger of human encroachment. Fracking sites are cut off, animal migratory routes disrupted by human civilisation restored and fishing boats are unable to cast their nets. Then people find themselves being forcibly prevented from hurting one another. An Intervention has taken place.

Far above the Earth, an alien presence has arrived. Its mission is to repair and restore the biosphere of the planet but it is conflicted over what to do about humanity, who have been abject failures in their role as custodian of the planet's welfare. Fortunately, they have another job in mind for humanity, one that merely requires them to completely transform the very paradigm of their existence, forever...


Steven Erikson is best-known in genre circles for his Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy sequence, consisting of ten brick-thick novels packed with battles, sorcery, comedy, tragedy, drama and musings on compassion, morality and ethics. The Malazan series is both an epic fantasy and an inverted interrogation of epic fantasy. His forays outside the field into science fiction have been less noteworthy, consisting of three Star Trek pastiches and a post-apocalyptic novella.

Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart is therefore his first serious, full-length science fiction novel and it's probably going to take people by surprise. It's relatively short (400 pages of quite large type), focused and a bit of a throwback to SF's golden age, consisting of story development through sequences of conversations between core characters. It feels like something Clarke or Asimov would have written in the 1950s, except with far superior character development.

Integral to the story is the fact that people can no longer hurt or kill one another, which means that the good old genre stand-bys - shoot-outs, nukes, battles, chases, character deaths - are unavailable to the author. This feels like a challenge Erikson has set out to himself and he meets with relish. The wit and erudition of the Malazan series is still present here, but seriously pared back to more human and witty levels. Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart is, surprisingly, Erikson's most approachable and accessible novel to date.

It's a novel that asks big questions about the future of humanity and what our fate will be, self-destruction (either in war or from societal collapse resulting from environmental disaster, dwindling resources or simple exhaustion of the human spirit) or enlightenment, discovering means of abolishing scarcity and moving into a truly utopian existence, and how that will impact on a species conditioned by centuries of exposure to free-market capitalism. To that end, those expecting "Malazan, but in space," (at least in terms of sheer scale) will be disappointed. But those up for a stimulating, question-raising, intelligent SF novel which explores ideas of scarcity, postcapitalism, paradigm shifts, fake news, populism, climate change, Big Dumb Objects and environmentalism, all done in a concise manner, this book is for you.

Challenges abound in the novel, most notably how to build tension when it's literally impossible to have any kind of military confrontation or action resulting in injury or death. Erikson does this with a great philosophical debate: the mysterious aliens spare humanity for a specific reason, because there's something we can do they cannot, and this central mystery is gently teased out over the course of the book in a manner that's compelling. It's also not quite resolved in the space of this one novel: sequels are not strictly necessary, but would be welcome to explore some of the mysteries left unexplained in this book.

This is also a novel which may be tapping SF's golden age, but it's also a very timely novel. There's nods to the #metoo movement and almost all of the movers and shakers in the story are based on real people. It's pretty obvious which US President the fictional one is based on, and spotting the fictional equivalents of the Koch Brothers, Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch is amusing. The book also has a very human side, and the key theme of the Malazan series - compassion and empathy - rears its head here as well. There's also a few touching tributes to SF authors who have passed away in the novel, which may make a few lower lips quiver.

Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart (****) is going to be a divisive book, I feel. I suspect some will be bored by a novel which consists almost entirely of conversations between people without a laser gun battle in sight (there are a couple of small explosions though), but for those who read SF for ideas, for intelligent observations on the world around us and explorations of what humanity could be if it could throw off the shackles of inequality and exploitation, this is a fascinating work. It will be published in the UK and USA on 18 October 2018.
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Zsa Zsa was hot, and that was enough. All of these films were just terrible, but if you cannot get a charge out of Gabor, something is missing. And watching this thing, or any exploitable sci fi in its entirety, is not required. Five or ten minutes of fast forwarding does the trick.
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Access to applications, servers and network resources is the cornerstone of enterprise IT, which is all about enabling connectivity. Not every account should have full access to everything in an enterprise, however, which is where super user or privileged accounts come into play.
With a privileged account, a user has administrative access to enterprise resources, a capability that should be closely guarded. As fans of Marvel Comics know well, with great power comes great responsibility. Privileged access management (PAM) is a way to limit access to those critical assets and prevent data breaches.
PAM and identity and access management (IAM) are similar security technologies, but the difference between what the two protect is night and day: IAM gives general users access to front-end systems, while PAM gives admins and other privileged users access to back-end systems. Think of it this way: A front-end user might be able to change or add data in a database; a back-end user has access to the entire database, thus the need for greater security.
So how should an organization protect its privileged accounts? That's a question that Paul Lanzi, co-founder and COO at Remediant, tackled in a session at the Black Hat USA conference in August. Lanzi outlined five steps that organizations can take to secure privileged access, based on experience deploying PAM across over 500,000 endpoints.

1. Beware local accounts

Once a user gets administrative rights for a system, more often than not, the user will create a secondary or local account that still has full access but isn't properly identified in a directory system like Active Directory.
"Discovering all the local accounts is often the most surprising thing for security teams because they assume all the accounts listed in Active Directory are domain accounts," Lanzi said. "In fact, the way that Active Directory works, you can have local accounts, and that's often where little pockets of privileged access hide out."
Lesson: Monitor for local admin accounts.

2. Stay tuned

Administrative rights are always changing. Lanzi said that every one of the enterprises he has worked with has at some point done an Active Directory cleanup project. What typically happens, however, is even after a directory cleanup, there tends to be a reversion, with old accounts coming back.
"Over time, admins tend to accrete more and more privileged access, it never really goes away," Lanzi said.
Lesson: Continuously monitor privileged accounts.

3. Session recording is not a panacea

While continuous monitoring of privileged access is important, the flip side of that is that some organizations will have session recording for every action performed by a privileged account.
Few if any enterprises actually look at the privileged account session recordings. What ends up happening in Lanzi's experience is that the session recording feature will end up slowing down some types of operations.
Just like a home DVR (digital video recorder), he noted that no one really watches what they record with session recording. Hackers also generally can easily bypass session recording with different techniques.
Lesson: Session recording has marginal utility.

4. Focus on access, not credentials

There is a movement in IT toward using fewer passwords in favor of using additional forms of strong authentication.
As such, password vault solutions are of limited utility, as simple credentials are not the only way that access is being granted.
Lesson: Focus on access instead of just credentials, which are going to get compromised.

5. Watch for lateral movement

One of the most common things that attackers do when exploiting an organization is to exploit one set of credentials and then move laterally.
"Privileged access should be the bulwark against lateral movement in the enterprise," Lanzi said.
Lesson: Use PAM solutions to control account access and limit the risk of lateral movement.

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          ThinkProgress Censored By Facebook After Cheerleading Facebook Censorship      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

In an article last month titled “Facebook announces that fake accounts are now coming not just from Russia”, fauxgressive establishment apologia firm ThinkProgress falsely reported that I have been writing for an outlet that is alleged to be part of an Iranian propaganda campaign. I repeatedly broughtthis false claim to the attention of Casey Michel, the article’s author, telling him that ten seconds of research or any attempt to contact me would have shown him that the articles published by the outlet in question were just reblogs of earlier publications from my platform, but Michel ignored the many notifications he received from myself and my Twitter followers and went on merrily interacting with other posters. As of this writing, the article remains uncorrected.

In the article, Michel documented Facebook’s heroic efforts to shut down alleged Iranian propaganda outlets, ominously warning his readers that “Russia is by no means the only foreign adversary exploiting social media’s inherent openness.” In other articles for ThinkProgress, Michel is repeatedlyseen wagging his finger at Facebook and Twitter for not doing more to censor “Russian propaganda”, and in a July article titled “Facebook says both sides share fake news, defends Infowars’ presence on its platform  -  Mark Zuckerberg has an interesting way of prioritizing ‘high quality news’” another ThinkProgress author criticized Facebook for not censoring Alex Jones. Jones was censored by Facebook the following month.

So I think it’s understandable that those of us who have been warning of the dangers of internet censorship find it a bit funny to see ThinkProgress now complaining that it has been censored by Facebook.

ThinkProgress reports that its traffic from Facebook has been slashed by eighty percent due to a “fact check” by the Weekly Standard which, through a series of moronic mental contortions, found ThinkProgress guilty of reporting fake news about Brett Kavanaugh of all things. In a twist of irony which would be delicious if it weren’t so disgusting, the Weekly Standard is one of Facebook’s authorized “fact checkers”, and happens to be the brainchild of none other than bloodthirsty psychopath and rehabilitated #Resistance hero Bill Kristol.

ThinkProgress is part of a very large and diverse branch of progressive punditry whose ultimate job is to help centrist empire loyalists feel like leftist revolutionaries, and since 2016 one of the many appalling consequences of this bizarre environment has been the embracing of Iraq-raping neoconservatives like Kristol and Max Boot by Democratic Party loyalists. In a bid to stay relevant despite having been consistently wrong about literally everything in foreign policy for the last two decades, these murderous ghouls have repackaged themselves as a woke, cuddly alternative to the Trumpian faction of the Republican Party, and have been rewarded for their efforts with regular platforms on MSNBC and the Washington Post.

So with ThinkProgress getting censored by Facebook, you really couldn’t ask for a more clear-cut case of reaping what you sow. Nevertheless, it is wrong for anyone to be deprived of political speech, even if much of their political speech consists of attempts to silence the political speech of others.

And if there is anything more gross than political speech being regulated by Silicon Valley plutocrats and a NATO psyop factory, it’s political speech being regulated by Silicon Valley plutocrats, a NATO psyop factory, and Bill Kristol. ThinkProgress should not have its audience restricted.

All the “let me help you cheer for the establishment while pretending to oppose it” pundits who celebrated Alex Jones’ coordinated de-platforming last month are falling all over themselves to spin this new development in a way that allows them to feel as though they aren’t being proven wrong day after day after day, but of course they are. Facilitating the censorship of anyone’s speech is facilitating the censorship of your own speech in the long run, and we’re not even having to wait long to see it this time around. In a corporatist system of government, corporate censorship is state censorship; the massive new media corporations being implored to regulate which political speech gets an audience and which doesn’t have extensive ties to secretive government agencies and a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

I do not expect ThinkProgress to remain on Facebook’s restricted list for long; the real targets of internet censorship are not partisan outlets which prop up establishment politics and help legitimize America’s two-headed one party system. But that isn’t the point. The point is that Silicon Valley plutocrats, the NATO propaganda firm Atlantic Council, and the Weekly Standard should not be determining who gets an audience in the new media environment and who doesn’t. Nothing that has anything to do with Bill Kristol should ever have any power over anyone. If our choices are between letting people think for themselves and letting the guy who’s always wrong about everything determine what shows up in people’s news feed, the choice is obviously the one which doesn’t involve placing faith in the man who helped deceive America into butchering a million Iraqis.

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CHANGSHA, Chine, 13 septembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Le 26 août, SANY HEAVY INDUSTRY CO., LTD (ci-après dénommée SANY Heavy Industry) a publié ses résultats du premier semestre de 2018. Au 30 juin, la société a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 28,1 milliards de yuans (4,09 milliards d'USD), soit une croissance de 46,2 % en glissement annuel ; le flux net de trésorerie provenant des activités d'exploitation a atteint 6,221 milliards de yuans (906 millions d'USD), soit une croissance de 5,55 % en glissement annuel, la plus élevée jamais enregistrée sur une même période. Le bénéfice net a atteint 3,389 milliards de yuans (494 millions d'USD), une hausse de 192,09 % en glissement annuel, soit 161 % du bénéfice net de l'exercice 2017.
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Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph star in this hilarious new clip from 'The Happytime Murders', called 'Pilafing'. A new trend that exploits puppets in prison.
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          Canada - Montreal - Conférence | La guerre populaire au Pérou et le maoïsme - 27 septembre      Cache   Translate Page      
L’expérience du Parti communiste du Pérou, qui a mené une puissante guerre populaire et synthétisé le maoïsme dans les années 1980 et 1990, recèle d’importants enseignements, que le mouvement communiste international a insuffisamment étudiés et assimilés jusqu’à ce jour. Portrait d’une lutte exemplaire qui incarne encore aujourd’hui l’aspiration à la révolution et à la libération des prolétaires et des masses exploitées.


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The Washington Redskins are taking on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2 of the 2018 NFL season. Here’s a look at the matchups the Redskins can exploit and who their best weapons will be. Week 1 was extremely kind to the Redskins. They clearly put in a lot of preparation during camp and the offseason […]

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          Canada - L’Assemblée nationale, instrument du capital !      Cache   Translate Page      
L’Assemblée nationale est le nom du parlement au Québec. C’est un instrument fondamental de l’État démocratique bourgeois. C’est un instrument politique servant les capitalistes qui possèdent et qui contrôlent le capital, les moyens de production et les principaux outils de développement économique (investissement, distribution, épargne, etc.). Ces capitalistes ce sont les banquiers, les industriels, les propriétaires fonciers, les commerçants, etc. – comme le sont BMO, Bombardiers, IGA et Jean Coutu. L’Assemblée nationale permet aux capitalistes de mettre en place périodiquement un nouveau conseil d’administration du capitalisme. Elle permet ainsi de renforcer la légalité bourgeoise en renouvelant le capital de sympathie de la bourgeoisie, capital usé lors des dernières années par l’ancien parti au pouvoir.
Le 1er octobre 2018 la bourgeoisie va organiser l’élection de la prochaine vague de représentants du capitalisme qui iront siéger à l’Assemblée nationale. Le parti politique bourgeois avec le plus grand nombre d’élus en constituera le gouvernement. Peu importe le parti (PQ, PLQ, CAQ, QS, Vert), son mandat sera d’appliquer les nouveaux mots d’ordre et les commandes générales du capitalisme. Sa tâche centrale sera de s’assurer que les intérêts de ceux qui profitent de l’exploitation de la classe ouvrière et qui s’accaparent son travail ne subissent aucun désagrément dommageable.
Pour ce faire les élections vont élire les prochains députés bourgeois de l’assemblée nationale. De partout au Québec, c’est 125 petits chefs du capitalisme qui seront assermentés députés. C’est encore plus d’avides personnages qui se seront lancés dans la campagne électorale dans l’espoir de parvenir à l’assermentation. Pourtant, pour la plupart, il s’agira des mêmes individus qui y étaient précédemment, excepté qu’ils risquent de jouer à la chaise musicale et de changer de siège à l’assemblée. Le parti au pouvoir, s’il tombe dans l’opposition, va simplement faire une rotation à 180 degrés dans la pièce pour aller siéger en face, et vice-versa.
Le parti ayant remporté le plus grand nombre de députés élus (63 pour constituer un gouvernement majoritaire) se verra allouer, par le capitalisme, l’administration de son État. Ce gouvernement élu à l’Assemblée nationale est le personnel général désigné pour diriger et superviser le développement du capitalisme, l’exploitation de la classe ouvrière, ainsi que ses processus connexes, sur le territoire. Ce nouveau conseil d’administration du capitalisme (le gouvernement), ses fonctions et son rôle, la bourgeoisie l’appelle le pouvoir exécutif. Ce qui dans le langage capitaliste décodé signifie le pouvoir d’exécuter la volonté des bourgeois, du capital et de l’injustice. Et ce nouveau conseil d’administration, avec les nouveaux mots d’ordre du capital pour les prochaines années, c’est bien la seule chose qui va changer dans la société. Rien d’autre.
Le gouvernement qui sera formé aux suites des élections bourgeoises de l’Assemblée nationale aura la mainmise sur l’ensemble des ministères (les différentes branches du pouvoir exécutif bourgeois). L’un d’entre eux, le Ministère de la Justice, aura la capacité de s’assurer du fonctionnement normal des appareils de répression juridique de la bourgeoisie avec les nominations des juges, la mise en place de procureurs, etc. C’est ce ministère qui aura comme mandat de superviser la stricte et rigoureuse application du droit bourgeois (le droit de la propriété privée des moyens de production, la légalité de l’exploitation salariale, la dictature de la bourgeoisie sur le reste du peuple). L’ensemble des instruments répressifs (juges, procureurs, cours de différentes instances, etc.) permettant d’appliquer les jugements découlant des différentes lois du droit bourgeois, c’est ce que la bourgeoisie appelle le pouvoir judiciaire.
Les lois qui seront appliquées par les instruments répressifs de la bourgeoisie sont proposées, étudiées et adoptées par l’Assemblée nationale. C’est aussi l’Assemblée nationale qui va adopter le budget sous forme de loi sur les crédits budgétaires pour répartir l’utilisation par l’État bourgeois de la partie plus-value, produite par les travailleurs et les travailleuses, prélevée au moyen d’impôts et de taxes. La capacité de mettre en place ces lois, la bourgeoisie l’appelle le pouvoir législatif. Hormis quelques moments théâtraux et grotesques, comme l’est la période de questions, ce sera ce qui occupera pour l’essentiel les séances auxquelles se prêteront les députés bourgeois de l’Assemblée nationale. Les lois qui seront votées par l’Assemblée nationale donnent un poids légal à l’exploitation économique injuste des travailleurs et des travailleuses, et à toutes les conséquences qui y sont liées dans la société capitaliste. Si vous vous demandez d’où viennent les lois injustes, vielles et nouvelles, selon lesquelles la classe ouvrière est perdante, et bien ne cherchez plus. C’est à l’Assemblée nationale qu’elles sont produites.
Cette organisation en pouvoir législatif, exécutif et judiciaire, la bourgeoisie l’appelle la séparation des pouvoirs. C’est la constitution d’un pays (la Loi fondamentale) qui définit les différents rapports entre ces branches du pouvoir d’État bourgeois, avec la fréquence et la forme des élections, la forme du pouvoir exécutif (président, premier ministre, etc.) ainsi que le rapport des différentes chambres entre-elles (parlement, sénat, pouvoir centrale et provincial, méthodes pour l’adoption des lois, etc.). À en croire la bourgeoisie, la séparation des pouvoirs qu’opère la société bourgeoise avec le système parlementaire permettrait de s’assurer que ce ne soit pas un « seul individu » en qui sont concentrés tous les pouvoirs.
Pourtant, peu importe le parti au pouvoir, peu importe la constitution, peu importe la forme de l’État ou du parlement, ça sera toujours la même classe sociale, celle des capitalistes, des possesseurs du grand capital et de tout les parasites qui sucent le sang des travailleurs et des travailleuses, qui contrôlera la société. Ce sera toujours elle qui concentrera dans ses mains tout le pouvoir politique dans la société. Les capitalistes, les juges, les politiciens, les policiers sont de la même classe sociale, de la même gang! Ce sont d’après leurs lois que nous serons arrêtés et jugés, d’après leurs intérêts que seront écrites et adoptées ces mêmes lois, d’après leurs profits que sera organisée et administrée la production et que seront déclenchées mille et une guerres sur la planète. Bref, c’est entièrement de leur faute si le monde est à feu et à sang. C’est que le pouvoir politique dans la société de classes est un instrument de répression dans les mains d’une partie de la population pour que cette partie s’assure de rester en place au sommet. L’Assemblée nationale et la prétendue séparation des pouvoirs est un outil, au même titre que tous les autres mensonges et autres illusions idéologiques du capitalisme et de la démocratie bourgeoise, permettant au capitalisme d’exercer sa dictature et de le faire à visage à peine couvert.
Boycottons les élections !
L’Assemblée nationale, le Parti communiste révolutionnaire ne s’y présente pas. Il ne tente pas de s’y faire élire. Au contraire, nous luttons pour la faire tomber comme tout le reste de l’édifice pourri du capitalisme. Le parlement avec tous les autres instruments administratif et répressifs du capitalisme ne sont que l’expression des fondements matériels de la société bourgeoisie. Ces fondements, ce sont les rapports de production capitalistes où la majorité de la population (le prolétariat – les travailleurs et les travailleuses) produisent et façonnent le monde chaque jour alors qu’une minorité de capitalistes se l’approprie pour elle seule. La différence entre nous et eux, c’est qu’eux possèdent et contrôlent tous les outils et appareils politiques (l’État) pour imposer la répression politique de leur classe sur le reste de la société, et que nous sommes dépossédés.
Un ouvrier choqué nous faisait remarquer qu’on devrait organiser notre gang pour mettre fin à la situation et enfin répondre correctement à tous ces voleurs. Nous lui avons répondus que s’organiser en gang, c’était essentiellement ça s’organiser pour la révolution!
L’Assemblée nationale, instrument du capital !
Boycottons les élections bourgeoises ! Luttons pour le pouvoir ouvrier !
Prenons l’initiative sur l’ennemi ! Manifestons notre pouvoir le 1er octobre 2018 !

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          Debating Europe’s Future, Remember the Children      Cache   Translate Page      

A child in the Moria “hotspot” camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, December 2017. Parents in the camp said their children cannot access adequate healthcare. © Bill Van Esveld / Human Rights Watch, 2017.

Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras will “debate the future of Europe” today with the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Parliament members, part of a debate series about how to improve the EU. Appropriately, it is the first day of school in Greece.

But not for all children. What does it mean for the future of Europe that Greece is failing to ensure that thousands of children will be able to sit in a classroom, but rather is warehousing them in isolated, EU-sponsored camps on the Aegean islands?

Officials have claimed that asylum seekers on the islands are “in transit” and don’t need schools, but this amounts to a policy of just wishing that thousands of children would go away.

Greece has done an abysmal job of providing education to asylum-seeking children on the islands, yet with EU encouragement it insists on keeping them there. “Aram,” a father from Kobane, Syria who had been living with his four school-age children in a camp on Lesbos for more than a year told us last summer: “Without education they lose their future, but they have not done anything wrong.”

On the mainland, the Education Ministry opened classes to help some asylum-seeking children to learn Greek, and to help those who had been out of school – often due to war or because they were forced to take dangerous journeys – catch up to their grade level.

These programs were virtually unavailable to children stuck in the government-run camps on the islands. By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, Human Rights Watch found that fewer than 400 of more than 3,000 school-age asylum-seeking children there were in school. None of the boys and girls we interviewed who did manage to go to school started the school year on time last September.

The European Commission says it has allocated €393 million in emergency assistance to Greece, an additional €322.8 million under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, and €238 million more for border security. Is Brussels troubled at all that rates of school enrollment for asylum-seeking children are worse on Lesbos, Chios, and Samos than in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey?

Children stuck on the islands are victims of Greece’s EU-backed policy to keep asylum seekers who arrive by sea from Turkey there until their claims are adjudicated. If their asylum claims are rejected, they are supposed to be sent back to Turkey – a country that is not safe for refugees. If accepted, they are supposed to go to the mainland. All this is to happen promptly.

In fact, families are forced to wait nine months or more for an asylum interview. With new arrivals outstripping departures, the unsanitary, dangerous island camps remain badly overcrowded.

Greece, with encouragement from other EU member states, has clung tenaciously to this containment policy.  The Greek asylum service has even blocked sick children from seeking needed treatment on the mainland. “My daughter is dying in front of my eyes and I can do nothing,” one girl’s father told me.

No official can claim not to know that the containment policy is inflicting immense suffering on people. In July 2017, we documented a mental health crisis on the islands. “Camps are places where vulnerabilities are created,” an International Organization for Migration official told us. “My hope is dead since they brought me here,” a mother of four children said. A year later, Doctors Without Borders reported that conditions in Moria camp on Lesbos had deteriorated even further, to the extent that children were being retraumatized and an increasing number were having “intense panic attacks, suicidal ideations and suicide attempts.”

Greece, and the EU, will bear the costs of this policy failure for years to come. Children deprived of education are vulnerable to exploitation, hazardous child labor, and a lifetime of poverty. Their healthcare costs will be far higher than those of people with an education. Their annual income will shrink by 9 percent for every year of education they were denied.

The future of refugee children in Europe depends on the EU. And Europe’s treatment of refugee children today may hint at the type of place Europe will become tomorrow. The Greek government should end the containment policy, and in the interim, Greek schools should ensure their doors are open to all children, including those on the islands.


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Hunting is Carbon’s second skin.  Though we’re not unique in this regard, life here is inextricably tied to it.

For hunting reaches beyond basic sustenance, it pulls us onto the proving ground, and connects us to this land.

The comradery and the day in the woods is enough for some.  But for many, a day without something to drag out and brag about is devastating.

John Deppe shot his first deer in December 1873.  Young John was the son of Henry Deppe, a well-known Pine Swamp saw-miller.  His Hickory Run area deer dressed out at 115 pounds.  And John was just one month shy of his seventh birthday.


Escaped from Mr. Ash's Game preserve on the Mahoning Mountain: Lewis Steigerwalt, reclined front left was the owner of the hotel, post office, and farm implement business at the crossroads of Andreas, Schuylkill County, just over the Carbon County line from East Penn.  This 1923 picture of 16 buck hunters proudly displaying this fine 8 or 9-point buck is a testament to the scarcity of deer in our area at this time.  The back of the photo says "first deer shot in Andreas," certainly deer were so scarce that shooting one was a cause to take multiple poses with it.  More about this story and the men in the picture can be found in the end notes of this post.
Were these men cursed?  Many died through unfortunate circumstances, see End Notes for details.
    

                    Hunting in Carbon County Posts: 
                    Post #2: Dying Breeds
                    Post #3: Laws, Tall Tales, & Accidents (Not yet Published)
                    Post #4: Hotel Jonas and other watering holes

                    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  


And this is Lehigh.  Once again…
And still the timid deer come down
To drink, at eve and morning;
And still the laurel blooms as bright
As in my life's glad dawning....

~Augusta Moore, from Poems of Places Anthology 31, 1876-79
(The complete poem is reprinted in the End Notes section #3.)


This is a young Snyder boy of Kresgeville
with his first buck in the early 1950s.


Today, Pennsylvanians expect to harvest a minimum 300,000+ deer per year.  Many youth have good reason to have high hopes of filling their scopes with that magical chestnut-brown hair.

But John Deppe’s first deer in 1873 was rather significant.  The harvests in those days were exceedingly slimmer than those in our modern age. 

This is the first of three installments that will examine the record of big game hunting in our area over the last 140 years.








The Rabenold-Finsel gang of Spring Hill Mountain
 29 November 2004.
   Even a button-buck is cause for celebration, especially
when it's the only deer shot that year in camp.
A son's first deer is a special type of pride for fathers.  That buck
season was one of the many exceptionally warm ones in recent years.





















In the Beginning

You have to begin at the start of it all, when man first evolved into tribes to see the evolution of this special rite of passage.

From Colonial times up into our nationhood, many area farmers were known as “long hunters.”  The most famous one in this area was perhaps Philip Ginter who discovered coal in Summit Hill in 1791 while out hunting deer.

Hunters like Ginter were farmers first.  And once all of their crops were turned in for the fall, they turned their attention to hunting. 

Not just for a few days mind you.  A “long” time entailed, two and three weeks.  They’d start in late November or early December and would promise to be home for Christmas.  Thus our modern day season was set.
Long Days in Camp - Even into the "modern" era of hunting
did men hunt "long."  This hunter, a patron of John Snyder's
"Jonas Hotel" speaks of his glum life back at work after
17 days hunting in Jonas, just over the Carbon County line.  Many of the
patrons of these old hotels were doctors and professionals from the city.
Many more letters and pictures from these men will be posted
in the next installment of "Hunting in Carbon County." (A link
will appear here once it is finished and posted.)


Ginter, like many small farmers of the Mahoning Valley, and valleys just like it, looked for the “buck season” to help expand their land holdings.

Their goal wasn’t only to salt away venison for the winter, but also to gather as many deer skins as possible.  Each skin garnered a price of $1.  Hence the term “buck skin” came to be applied and the male deer forever known as a “buck.”

In those days 100-acres of farm land could be had for $100.  Some hunters were known to expand their farms at 100-acre clips every few years mainly from money for buck skins.

One of the most famous of all area hunters, an almost mythical man, was Jeremiah “Old Jerry” Greening of “Rattlesnake,” a hamlet of Blooming Grove, Pike County. 

His farm was just northeast over Monroe County from Carbon and he was known to have killed “upward of 500 deer” at a time when deer were much more scarce than they are today.

Jerry farmed and had many sons who also hunted.  Many of his exploits were told and retold all over the country in syndicated newspaper stories in the 1870s and into the 1890s.  More will be told of this man in the “Tall Tales” section of Post #3 in this series.
With an old set of elk horns, this
hunter keeping his venison high
and dry.  A Kresgeville area deer.

Uncle Jerry Greening and his son Case from Pike County
captrued three deer alive -a buck, a doe, and her fawn.
The Blooming Grove Park Association was negotiating a
purchase price for their breeding "inclosure." - Dec 1873
























Game Preserves:

It could be said that modern deer conservation started in Carbon with Josiah White.  He was no doubt the first to start a game preserve here in Carbon though he wasn’t the last.

White took up residence here in the winter of 1817/18 to build the “Stone Turnpike,” the origin of the Switchback Railroad.  He was the progenitor of the “the Old Company,” the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.

By 1828, he built the first of the grand homes in what is today Jim Thorpe.  He called it “Parkhurst” where Kemmerer Park is today. 

Even before he retrieved his family from his home outside Philadelphia, White brought his eighty-year old mother here.  And before he called for his children and wife, he built Carbon’s first game preserve for deer, elk, and peacocks to entertain his soon to arrive children.

He was not the last to do so.  Asa Packer had one too.  And so did T. A. Snyder, the builder of Flagstaff Park, the inter-urban trolley line, and the incomparable Colonial Court Mansion in Lehighton. 
Descendants of Henry Melber still do two things as all
the successive Mauch Chunk Melbers did: Work as undertakers
and hunt, and not necessarily in that order.  Those who know Tom
and his son Nate Melber will attest there are no truer sportsmen
than they are.  For more on this story and how the Melbers
were fully exonerated, see the End Notes of this post.

One upstanding hunting family in Carbon was once wrongly accused of hunting a deer from Snyder’s preserve.

The first evening of Doe Camp at Little Acres
Farm, Kresgeville, 15 December 1959.

The men and boys of Little Acres Farm - Doe Season December 1959 - Dreaming of sugar plums and venison.
There were many efforts by the state in these days that we take for granted today, such as the game lands. 

In July of 1914 Dr. Joseph Kalbfus and Dr. Penrose of the State Game Commission visited Penn Forest township to select and declare a site for a game preserve, to be stocked with deer from Michigan. 
Dr. Kalbfus not only visited Penn Forest to set up
a deer preserve area, but also implemented the re-stocking
of deer from Trexler's Preserve to counties
in need of deer: Lehigh, Potter, Elk, Berks,
Wyoming, and others in Jan 1917.































The men concluded that “few places in the state afford such an excellent place for raising deer than in Penn Forest Township.”

People went to great effort to stock deer in this area.  In the fall of 1890, Henry O. Hughes of Carbon Hill, Alabama, helped to restock deer here by shipping two first-year fawns to his father-in-law William Evans in Slatington.

The article said the deer still had their spots, which the newspaper account compared to the spots of a leopard.  This evidence suggests that the average citizen did not have first-hand knowledge of what a young deer looked like, evidence of their rarity at that time.

In 1891, the “famous Alligator Club of Emmaus” sold their three “handsome” deer to Jacob Reichard of Haymaker’s Island on the Lehigh, near Allentown.  

“Two of the deer were bred in captivity, and all of them are very fine, and as thoroughly domesticated as house cats.  That they will prove a great attraction to visitors to the island cannot be doubted.”

These two articles provide a curious glimpse of life around white-tail deer here and provides ample evidence that deer were considered a rare animal indeed.


Colonel Harry Trexler
This hearty buck was shot between Trachsville
and Little Gap, where Russell Bollinger was known
to hunt.  Shown here is Russell's first wife
Marian (George) who died of cancer
in 1938 at the age of 28.  


No one embodies the era more than Colonel Harry Trexler.  A self-made millionaire of the Lehigh Valley, Trexler made a fortune in the Portland cement business.  But he was also a logger, purchasing thousands of acres of timbering land.

The present day boundaries of Hickory Run State Park were purchased by Trexler.  He remodeled the former Samuel Gould homestead and entertained guests with apple-jack punch and fishing jaunts to nearby Sandy Spring.

The Gould property is adjacent to the Hickory Run cemetery where members of the Gould family are buried along with other logging and sawmill families of the area.  Among them, those who drown in the flash flood caused by the breach of a 70-acre sawmill dam in October of 1849.

Trexler planned on donating the land for public recreation.  He said, “We live only a short distance from the anthracite coal region where there is scarcely a blade of grass growing…”  The area lacked deer habitat and Trexler was fixed on improving it.

He wanted men and their families to have a place for outdoor recreation, “rather than have them loafing around pool rooms and saloons fomenting anarchism, I would like to see Hickory Run developed into a state park.”

Several state agencies (the Game Commission, Fish Commission and the Department of Forest to name a few) commenced campaigns to receive the park from Trexler’s will and trust.

Trexler passed away in a car accident in 1935, and oddly, had taken the lands out of his will due to the bureaucratic wrangling.  Eventually, trustees of his estate oversaw the land transfer into the park and hunting lands we have today.

One recipient of Trexler’s will was Joseph Heimbach.  The Heimbach farm is the last large farmstead, on both sides of Route 534, after Hawk Falls and before the camping area.

Heimbach or his surviving wife, would receive an annual salary from the estate to the amount of $500 per year.  Heimbach may have been some sort of caretaker or overseer of Trexler’s land or perhaps payment for the right of way through his farm.
The smallest 6-pointer ever?  Another deer shot by Russell Bollinger
of Trachsville sometime in the 1930s.  His father was Jonas Bollinger who
was a nephew of John and Charles Snyder of Jonas Hotel.  The hotel
was started by Jonas Snyder around 1850.  He had two boys (John and Charles)
who ran the hotel from 1900 until 1950.  Russell's grandmother Emaline
Bollinger was one of four of Jonas Snyder's daughters.  More on the Jonas
Hotel will be written in Post #2 and Post #4.

A 1954 photo of Col. Trexler's Game Preserve - Lehigh County


















The Bizarre and the Curious

Colonel Trexler also endowed a large game preserve just south of Carbon in Lehigh County.   In March 1911, a trainload of wild game (forty does, ten bucks, and three buffaloes) were unloaded at Colonel Trexler’s game preserve. 

The three rail cars delivered the animals from a preserve in New Hampshire as well as ones captured from the “Blue Mountain Forest.”
January 1917 - How rare was wild game at
this time?  This Allentown Democrat article
discusses released 8 deer, rabbits, and one
wild turkey from the Philadelphia Zoo.  One.


The train arrived in Coplay at 8:00 PM March 2nd.  Two and sometimes three crated deer fit into one wagon.  However, each buffalo, weighing about 1,500 pounds, would each take up their own wagon en route to the preserve.

A total of forty wagons were used to haul them the three miles from the station, the “menagerie of wagons resembling a circus procession never seen in this county.”

Lehighton also had a game preserve, created by William Ash in 1910.  Many are familiar with the section of land west of Baer Memorial Park known as “Ashtown.”  Ash’s home still stands there, a grand example of the Sears & Roebuck catalog homes of that time.

Ash’s preserve was located on the Mahoning Mountain near what is today known as “Graverville.”
Wild Turkey:
A rare 1950s sight on the Barlieb Farm
in Kunkletown. 

The first deer shot in the Andreas area in a generation was actually a buck that escaped from Ash’s preserve.  (Note the picture above.)


 “Scarce and Scattered” - 1880-1930

In this time period, lumber was king in Pennsylvania and Trexler was only one of many Pennsylvanians who started their fortunes in lumber. 

Williamsport was at one time the lumber capital of the world.  In 1899 Pennsylvania reached its peak of annual lumber production with 2.3 billion board feet of lumber harvested. 

It made many in the state into “millionaires,” the moniker for Williamsport High School today.  Today, Pennsylvania boasts of 59% or 16.7 million acres of forested land.

By 1900 there were only nine to 9-13 million acres of forest in the state.  Compare this number to the estimated 28 million acres back to William Penn’s time in the 1680s. 
The squeeze on big game was on.

The Great Pine Swamp of northern Carbon County was filled with lumber operations.  The plentiful old growth hemlock trees were cleared, feeding the stave mills for barrel making and the slab bark sent to the many leather tanneries, Lehigh Tannery being one of the largest in the world.

Indeed the area economy revolved around timber and hunting.  Carbon’s place at the hub of the world-wide distribution of anthracite coal placed its own pressures on the woodlands. 

Canal boat captains would work the waterways all summer long.  And once December brought the first freeze-over to the slack water, the men would commence hauling logs out of the Pine Swamp to be used in boat repair and boat building at the Weissport boat yard.

There is some conflicting evidence over just how rare deer had become in the state.  There is no question that the number of deer and big game was extremely small compared to today, through loss of habitat alone.

Six deer in Weissport - Most likely shot in Potter County, Reuben Small's favored spot in the 1930s.  Reuben, from Massachusetts, met and married Lehighton's Esther Koch at business school, forming Lehighton's
"Small and Koch Dairy" in the 1920s.  

(Click here from more on this dairy and other early Lehighton businesses.
The Small and Koch segment is near the end of this hyperlink.)

This Weissport scene is sometime in the early 1940s, as the McCall Bridge in the background was completed around 1938.
Scarce and Scattered

Scarce they were indeed, making folks curious about wild game in those days.
Hotels owners used wild game as prizes and to grab attention at this time with “old-fashioned hustling matches” that attracted crowds and brought in money.

Fred Horlacher (before he brewed his famous Allentown beer) was a tavern owner in “Bowmansville” (Bowmanstown).  On February 1879 he held a match and social hop.  There were a variety of prizes, but the one sure to draw a crowd was the top prize: a “tame bear.”

Similarly, Moses Rabenold’s Hotel (near Emmaus) held a “splendid year old buck deer, just now getting his first set of antlers” as a prize at his hotel.  Surely, wild animals were of such scarcity and yet held in high esteem by the public to make such offerings an attraction to the average citizen. 

Perhaps the fact that a four-point buck found in Albrightsville in 1892 best attests to just how rare deer were at this time.  An article in the local paper stated how Mr. Dench discovered this buck skull and rack and how it was the talk of the area. 

Again, this was only a four-point deer.  He didn’t shoot it.  He found it.  Would this make news today?

Evidence that deer were curious to people and therefore somewhat rare, can be found in Lehighton’s druggist T. D. Thomas.

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NO-ONE can dress up a far-right general election vote of 17.6 per cent as good news, but nor should the disappointment felt by Sweden’s Democrat fascists in suits be ignored. The misnamed Democrats had hoped the result would be still better, claiming that they could score as much as 30 per cent and replace the free-market conservative Moderate Party as the second party. Even mainstream opinion polls suggested the party, with its roots in Keep Sweden Swedish nazi extremism, could hit 24 per cent. The Moderates lost ground, as did the country’s largest party, the Social Democrats, but, alongside the Democrats’ surge from 12.9 per cent to 17.6, the Left party, which polled below 6 per cent in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 general elections, rose to 8 per cent. Its 28 seats, alongside the Greens’ depleted 15 and 101 for the Social Democrats, ought to ensure a continuation of Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s government, whether as head of the erstwhile Red-Green Alliance or in some other guise. Both the Social Democrats and the Moderates borrowed elements from the Democrats’ anti-refugee programme in a forlorn attempt to spike the fascists’ rise. Yet the standing of Lofven’s party was assisted by principled anti-fascist activity backed by the Left, especially in the major cities. Where the right had previously controlled two of the main three cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg, all three, including Malmo, are now dominated by the Social Democrats, with the Left outscoring the Democrats in the capital. It is theoretically possible that the Moderates could, through a dirty deal with the Democrats, replace Lofven, but this is less likely than it would have been had the far-right carried the day with the kind of figures expected beforehand. Introducing far-right parties into government has already happened in northern Europe, specifically in Finland and Norway, mirroring stronger support for right-wing extremism in Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and elsewhere. This is partially explained by pundits as a reaction to governments accepting growing numbers of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and various African countries heading to Europe through Libya. Yet the numbers of refugees arriving in Sweden and Germany or even Greece and Italy are as nothing compared to those fleeing imperialist wars and their consequences in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq to Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan. Mainstream parties across Europe legitimise far-right parties’ programmes by giving credence, by imitation, to their ludicrous claims that taking in relatively small numbers of refugees undermines a country’s cultural identity or threatens to spark a crime wave. As ever, they proclaim personal opposition to racism and xenophobia but ascribe their bigotry to demands from “the public” — the working class. While some working people do indeed succumb to such negative phenomena, the reality in Sweden, as in all European states where a far-right surge has been witnessed, is that anti-racist opposition is co-ordinated by the left and the organised labour movement. So-called “moderate” centre-left/centre-right parties routinely replacing each other in government with no discernible qualitative change in policies bear huge responsibility for alienation expressed by working people faced by a neoliberal austerity agenda, whatever party is in office. Exploiting such alienation is easy for those seeking to divide people on the basis of skin colour, nationality or religion to assist their power-seeking ambitions. Sweden’s overall election result provides a negative example, but the opposite is true of the Left’s role in campaigning not only against xenophobia but for a socialist alternative to austerity. https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/far-right-breakthrough-prevented-in-sweden
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In an article last month titled “Facebook announces that fake accounts are now coming not just from Russia”, fauxgressive establishment apologia firm ThinkProgress falsely reported that I have been writing for an outlet that is alleged to be part of an Iranian propaganda campaign. I repeatedly broughtthis false claim to the attention of Casey Michel, the article’s author, telling him that ten seconds of research or any attempt to contact me would have shown him that the articles published by the outlet in question were just reblogs of earlier publications from my platform, but Michel ignored the many notifications he received from myself and my Twitter followers and went on merrily interacting with other posters. As of this writing, the article remains uncorrected.

In the article, Michel documented Facebook’s heroic efforts to shut down alleged Iranian propaganda outlets, ominously warning his readers that “Russia is by no means the only foreign adversary exploiting social media’s inherent openness.” In other articles for ThinkProgress, Michel is repeatedlyseen wagging his finger at Facebook and Twitter for not doing more to censor “Russian propaganda”, and in a July article titled “Facebook says both sides share fake news, defends Infowars’ presence on its platform  -  Mark Zuckerberg has an interesting way of prioritizing ‘high quality news’” another ThinkProgress author criticized Facebook for not censoring Alex Jones. Jones was censored by Facebook the following month.

So I think it’s understandable that those of us who have been warning of the dangers of internet censorship find it a bit funny to see ThinkProgress now complaining that it has been censored by Facebook.

ThinkProgress reports that its traffic from Facebook has been slashed by eighty percent due to a “fact check” by the Weekly Standard which, through a series of moronic mental contortions, found ThinkProgress guilty of reporting fake news about Brett Kavanaugh of all things. In a twist of irony which would be delicious if it weren’t so disgusting, the Weekly Standard is one of Facebook’s authorized “fact checkers”, and happens to be the brainchild of none other than bloodthirsty psychopath and rehabilitated #Resistance hero Bill Kristol.

ThinkProgress is part of a very large and diverse branch of progressive punditry whose ultimate job is to help centrist empire loyalists feel like leftist revolutionaries, and since 2016 one of the many appalling consequences of this bizarre environment has been the embracing of Iraq-raping neoconservatives like Kristol and Max Boot by Democratic Party loyalists. In a bid to stay relevant despite having been consistently wrong about literally everything in foreign policy for the last two decades, these murderous ghouls have repackaged themselves as a woke, cuddly alternative to the Trumpian faction of the Republican Party, and have been rewarded for their efforts with regular platforms on MSNBC and the Washington Post.

So with ThinkProgress getting censored by Facebook, you really couldn’t ask for a more clear-cut case of reaping what you sow. Nevertheless, it is wrong for anyone to be deprived of political speech, even if much of their political speech consists of attempts to silence the political speech of others.

And if there is anything more gross than political speech being regulated by Silicon Valley plutocrats and a NATO psyop factory, it’s political speech being regulated by Silicon Valley plutocrats, a NATO psyop factory, and Bill Kristol. ThinkProgress should not have its audience restricted.

All the “let me help you cheer for the establishment while pretending to oppose it” pundits who celebrated Alex Jones’ coordinated de-platforming last month are falling all over themselves to spin this new development in a way that allows them to feel as though they aren’t being proven wrong day after day after day, but of course they are. Facilitating the censorship of anyone’s speech is facilitating the censorship of your own speech in the long run, and we’re not even having to wait long to see it this time around. In a corporatist system of government, corporate censorship is state censorship; the massive new media corporations being implored to regulate which political speech gets an audience and which doesn’t have extensive ties to secretive government agencies and a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

I do not expect ThinkProgress to remain on Facebook’s restricted list for long; the real targets of internet censorship are not partisan outlets which prop up establishment politics and help legitimize America’s two-headed one party system. But that isn’t the point. The point is that Silicon Valley plutocrats, the NATO propaganda firm Atlantic Council, and the Weekly Standard should not be determining who gets an audience in the new media environment and who doesn’t. Nothing that has anything to do with Bill Kristol should ever have any power over anyone. If our choices are between letting people think for themselves and letting the guy who’s always wrong about everything determine what shows up in people’s news feed, the choice is obviously the one which doesn’t involve placing faith in the man who helped deceive America into butchering a million Iraqis.

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Grosse soirée pour les développeurs, qui vont pouvoir installer sur leurs appareils les GM (golden master) d’iOS 12, de tvOS 12 et de watchOS 5 dans la soirée. Des versions qui seront aussi fournies aux testeurs inscrits au programme de bêta publique (pour iOS et tvOS en tout cas). Ces GM sont normalement les dernières moutures avant la version finale de ces systèmes d’exploitation — ils seront disponibles le 17 septembre, lundi prochain donc.

iOS 12 : les notes de mise à jour

iOS 12 améliore les performances et apporte de nouvelles fonctionnalités à l’iPhone et à l’iPad. Photos vous aide à redécouvrir et à partager les photos de votre photothèque, les Memoji, une nouvelle forme d’Animoji personnalisables, rendent vos conversations dans Messages plus expressives et amusantes, Temps d’écran vous permet de comprendre et d’exploiter au mieux le temps que vous et votre famille passez sur vos appareils, les raccourcis Siri vous aident à être encore plus efficace grâce à la possibilité d’utiliser Siri avec n’importe quelle app, la réalité augmentée devient encore plus immersive grâce aux expériences AR partagées que peuvent désormais créer les développeurs, et de nouvelles fonctionnalités de confidentialité vous permettent d’empêcher le suivi de vos activités sur le Web. Cette mise à jour apporte les nouveautés et améliorations suivantes :

Performances

  • iOS a été amélioré pour offrir plus de rapidité et de réactivité dans l’ensemble du système.
  • Tous les appareils pris en charge bénéficient de meilleures performances, même les plus anciens, comme l’iPhone 5s et l’iPad Air.
  • Le lancement de l’appareil photo est jusqu’à 70 pour cent plus rapide ; l’affichage du clavier est jusqu’à 50 pour cent plus rapide et la saisie est plus réactive.*
  • Les apps se lancent jusqu’à deux fois plus vite lorsque votre appareil est fortement sollicité.*

Photos

  • Le nouvel onglet « Pour vous » vous aide à découvrir les superbes photos de votre photothèque grâce à Photos recommandées, Effets suggérés et plus encore.
  • Les suggestions de partage vous recommandent de façon proactive de partager des photos prises à des événements avec les personnes présentes sur celles-ci.
  • La fonctionnalité de recherche a été améliorée pour vous permettre de retrouver plus facilement vos photos grâce aux suggestions intelligentes et à la possibilité de combiner plusieurs mots-clés.
  • Recherchez des photos en fonction du lieu, de l’établissement ou de l’événement où vous les avez prises.
  • L’importation depuis un appareil photo est désormais plus rapide, et un aperçu de grande taille vous permet d’examiner les éléments en détail avant leur importation.
  • Prise en charge du format RAW pour la retouche de photos.

Appareil photo

  • Le mode Portrait a été amélioré pour préserver les subtils détails entre le sujet et l’arrière-plan lors de l’utilisation des effets Éclairage de scène et Éclairage de scène mono.
  • Les codes QR sont mis en surbrillance dans le cadre de l’appareil photo, ce qui permet de les scanner plus facilement. Messages
  • Les Memoji, une nouvelle forme d’Animoji personnalisables, rendent vos conversations dans Messages plus expressives grâce à des personnages variés et amusants conçus à votre image.
  • Nouveaux Animoji : T-Rex, fantôme, koala et tigre.
  • Les Memoji et les Animoji peuvent désormais cligner de l’œil et tirer la langue.
  • Les nouveaux effets de l’appareil photo vous permettent d’ajouter des Animoji, des filtres, des effets de texte, des packs d’autocollants pour iMessage et des formes aux photos et vidéos prises dans Messages.
  • Les enregistrements Animoji peuvent désormais durer jusqu’à 30 secondes.

Temps d’écran

  • Temps d’écran fournit des informations détaillées et des outils pour vous aider, vous et votre famille, à organiser au mieux le temps que vous passez à utiliser des apps et à consulter des sites web.
  • Prenez connaissance du temps d’utilisation des apps et des différentes catégories d’apps, du nombre de notifications reçues et de la fréquence d’activation des appareils.
  • Les limites d’app vous aident à définir le temps que vous ou votre enfant pouvez passer dans les apps et sur les sites web.
  • Temps d’écran permet aux parents de gérer la façon dont leurs enfants utilisent l’iPhone et l’iPad directement depuis leurs propres appareils iOS.

Ne pas déranger

  • Désactivez Ne pas déranger au terme d’une durée prédéfinie, lorsque vous quittez un lieu ou à la fin d’un événement inscrit à votre calendrier.
  • Ne pas déranger la nuit masque toutes les notifications sur l’écran verrouillé pendant que vous dormez.

Notifications

  • Les notifications d’une même app sont automatiquement regroupées pour faciliter la gestion des notifications.
  • Réglage instantané vous permet de contrôler les réglages des notifications directement depuis l’écran verrouillé.
  • La nouvelle option Distribuer en silence envoie en mode silencieux les notifications au Centre de notifications sans vous interrompre.

Siri

  • Les raccourcis Siri vous aident à être encore plus efficace grâce à la possibilité d’utiliser Siri avec n’importe quelle app.
  • Ajoutez des raccourcis à l’aide du bouton « Ajouter à Siri » dans les apps prises en charge, ou dans Réglages > Siri et recherche.
  • Siri suggère des raccourcis sur l’écran verrouillé et dans les résultats de recherche.
  • Obtenez les résultats, calendriers, statistiques et classements des sports mécaniques (Formule 1, Nascar, Indy 500 et MotoGP).
  • Lancez une recherche de photos en fonction d’une période, d’un lieu, de personnes ou d’un thème, ou encore dans vos voyages récents, pour trouver les photos et souvenirs correspondants dans Photos.
  • Faites‑vous traduire des expressions dans un nombre accru de langues, en profitant de plus de 40 paires linguistiques.
  • Vérifiez des faits concernant les célébrités, comme leur date de naissance, et posez des questions relatives à l’alimentation, comme le nombre de calories et la teneur en nutriments d’un aliment.
  • Allumez ou éteignez la lampe torche.
  • Voix plus naturelle et expressive désormais disponible pour l’anglais irlandais, l’anglais sud-africain, le danois, le norvégien, le cantonais et le mandarin (Taïwan).

Réalité augmentée

  • Avec ARKit 2, les développeurs peuvent créer des apps AR innovantes proposant des expériences que vous pouvez partager entre amis.
  • La persistance permet aux développeurs d’enregistrer et de recharger des expériences là où vous les avez quittées.
  • La détection des objets et le suivi des images offrent aux développeurs de nouveaux outils pour la reconnaissance des objets du monde réel et le suivi des images pendant les mouvements.
  • Coup d’œil AR étend la réalité augmentée à l’ensemble d’iOS en vous permettant de visualiser des objets AR avec des apps intégrées comme News, Safari et Fichiers et de les partager avec vos amis via iMessage et Mail.

Mesures

  • Nouvelle app de réalité augmentée permettant de mesurer des objets et des espaces.
  • Tracez des lignes sur des surfaces ou dans l’espace pour prendre des mesures, et touchez l’étiquette d’une ligne pour afficher davantage d’informations.
  • Mesurez automatiquement les objets rectangulaires. Enregistrez, partagez et annotez des captures d’écran de vos mesures.

Confidentialité et sécurité

  • La prévention intelligente du suivi améliorée de Safari empêche le contenu intégré et les boutons de réseaux sociaux de suivre vos activités sur plusieurs domaines sans votre autorisation.
  • La limitation de la capacité des publicitaires à identifier les appareils iOS de façon unique empêche la redirection des publicités.
  • Des mots de passe robustes et uniques sont automatiquement suggérés lors de la création d’un compte ou de la modification d’un mot de passe dans Safari et la plupart des apps.
  • Les mots de passe réutilisés sont signalés dans Réglages > Mots de passe et comptes.
  • La fonctionnalité de remplissage automatique des codes de sécurité présente les codes de sécurité à usage unique envoyés par SMS sous forme de suggestions dans la barre QuickType.
  • Le partage de mots de passe avec des contacts n’a jamais été aussi simple grâce à l’option AirDrop disponible sous Mots de passe et comptes dans Réglages.
  • Siri peut accéder rapidement à un mot de passe sur un appareil authentifié.

Livres

  • Toute nouvelle interface permettant de découvrir, de lire et d’écouter des livres et des livres audio d’une façon simple et ludique.
  • En cours vous permet de revenir facilement au livre en cours de lecture ou de trouver d’excellentes recommandations pour vos prochaines lectures.
  • Ajoutez des livres à la nouvelle collection Liste d’envies pour ne pas oublier ce que vous avez envie de lire ensuite.
  • La librairie vous permet de trouver facilement votre prochain livre préféré grâce aux sélections de nouveautés et de livres populaires préparées par les éditeurs Apple Books et aux recommandations choisies rien que pour vous.
  • Le nouveau Store Livres audio vous aide à trouver des histoires captivantes et des ouvrages non romanesques narrés par vos auteurs, acteurs et célébrités préférés.

Apple Music

  • La fonctionnalité de recherche prend désormais en charge les paroles pour vous permettre de retrouver un morceau à l’aide de quelques mots.
  • Les pages d’artiste sont plus simples à explorer et proposent une station personnalisée avec la musique de l’artiste.
  • Le nouveau Mix entre amis est une playlist de morceaux que vous allez adorer tirés de tout ce qu’écoutent vos amis.
  • De nouveaux classements présentent le top 100 quotidien des morceaux les plus écoutés dans le monde.

Bourse

  • Toute nouvelle interface vous permettant de consulter facilement des cotations boursières, des graphiques interactifs et l’actualité financière sur l’iPhone et l’iPad.
  • La liste de suivi intègre des graphiques sparkline à code-couleur vous permettant de connaître les performances quotidiennes d’un simple coup d’œil.
  • Consultez un graphique interactif pour chaque symbole d’action, ainsi que des informations clés, comme le cours après la fermeture, le volume de transactions, et plus encore.

Dictaphone

  • Toute nouvelle interface rendant l’utilisation encore plus simple.
  • iCloud synchronise vos enregistrements et modifications sur tous vos appareils.
  • Disponible sur l’iPad avec prise en charge des orientations portrait et paysage.

TV

  • Recevez des notifications lorsque des films et des séries TV sont prêts à être visionnés dans À suivre.
  • Partagez vos films, séries TV et événements sportifs préférés à l’aide de liens universels.

Apple Podcasts

  • Prend désormais en charge les chapitres pour les podcasts qui en proposent.
  • Avancez ou reculez de 30 secondes ou passez au chapitre suivant à l’aide des boutons d’avance et de retour de votre véhicule ou de vos écouteurs.
  • Gérez facilement les notifications de nouveaux épisodes depuis l’écran Écouter.

Accessibilité

  • L’écoute en temps réel fonctionne désormais avec les AirPods pour vous aider à entendre plus distinctement.
  • Les appels RTT sont maintenant compatibles avec l’opérateur AT&T.
  • Énoncer la sélection peut désormais utiliser la voix de Siri pour lire le texte sélectionné.

Autres fonctionnalités et améliorations

  • Les effets de l’appareil photo dans FaceTime transforment votre apparence en temps réel.
  • CarPlay prend désormais en charge des apps de navigation de tierce partie.
  • Sur les campus proposant cette solution, utilisez des cartes d’étudiant sans contact stockées dans Wallet pour accéder aux bâtiments et payer avec Apple Pay.
  • Les icônes des sites web peuvent être affichées dans les onglets sur l’iPad en activant l’option correspondante dans Réglages > Safari.
  • Météo présente l’indice de qualité de l’air dans les régions prises en charge.
  • Balayez rapidement vers le haut en partant du bord inférieur de l’écran pour accéder à l’accueil sur l’iPad.
  • Balayez vers le bas en partant du coin supérieur droit de l’écran pour accéder au Centre de contrôle sur l’iPad.
  • La fonctionnalité d’annotation propose une palette de couleurs et d’options supplémentaires permettant de modifier l’épaisseur et l’opacité du trait de chaque outil.
  • Un graphique d’utilisation de la batterie disponible dans Réglages présente désormais les données d’utilisation des dernières 24 heures ou des 10 derniers jours, et vous pouvez toucher une barre pour afficher les apps utilisées pendant la période correspondante.
  • Sur les appareils dépourvus de la fonctionnalité 3D Touch, maintenez le doigt sur la barre d’espace du clavier pour transformer ce dernier en trackpad.
  • Plans prend désormais en charge les plans d’intérieur pour les aéroports et les centres commerciaux avec géolocalisation en intérieur en Chine.
  • Nouveau dictionnaire de définitions hébreu, et nouveaux dictionnaires bilingues arabe-anglais et hindi-anglais.
  • Nouveau dictionnaire de synonymes anglais.
  • La fonctionnalité de mise à jour automatique des logiciels permet d’installer les mises à jour d’iOS pendant la nuit.

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The legendary compilation “Death Is Just The Beginning“ is back! But there‘s more! A formidable live package featuring three bands who appear on the collection is due to hit the road under the same name. Canadian Death Metallers KATAKLYSM who have re-recorded their classic track “The Awakener“ for the release, will be joined by HYPOCRISY who have offered up a cover version of “They Lie“ (The Exploited). The package is completed by THE SPIRIT who have provided the title track from their NUCLEAR BLAST debut, “Sounds From The Vortex“. “Death Is Just The Beginning MMXVIII“ will be released on October 19th, 2018. NUCLEAR BLAST just released a new trailer on YouTube with a snippet of THE SPIRIT's "Illuminate the Night Sky". Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvtYFA25_hY&feature=youtu.be "The Spirit" states about the compilation: "At the time, the “Death… Is Just The Beginning” samplers were the greatest opportunity to discover new bands. And with the VHS and DVD samplers you finally had the chance to also find the music videos of these extreme metal bands – before Youtube and other video platforms existed, this was the only possibility to get a hold of such clips. The fact that in the year 2018, THE SPIRIT can be part of this legendary sampler series, is a great honor for us." Pre-order the compilation here: http://nblast.de/DeathIsJustMMXVIII
          As Alex Jones rails against ‘Big Tech,’ his Infowars stores still thrive online -- The Washington Post      Cache   Translate Page      
In case you're still looking for Alex Jones t-shirts or "dozens of other Infowars-branded products, such as Super Male Vitality and Survival Shield supplements"... Also see Alex Jones’s Infowars Is Removed From Apple’s App Store (NYT), which notes "Late Friday, Apple removed his Infowars app from its App Store, eliminating one of the final avenues for Mr. Jones to reach a mainstream audience."
"His sprawling network, which recently included more than 90 digital accounts that bear his name or Infowars’, exploits the inconsistencies in how technology companies police users of their platforms — potentially exposing the companies to further criticism from congressional Republicans that they unfairly silence conservative voices such as Jones.

“Bans of Alex Jones and his affiliated network of Infowars accounts have yet to affect the brand's main revenue generator — the storefront and e-commerce operations,” said Jonathan Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, who has studied traffic to Infowars Store online accounts. “When Jones makes the headlines, there is a distinct pattern of traffic surges to Infowars properties, including the store website.”"
As Alex Jones rails against ‘Big Tech,’ his Infowars stores still thrive online  -- The Washington Post

          Comment on Dysgenics and Low Creativity: Why China Can’t Save Civilization, by Lance Welton      Cache   Translate Page      
So, am I arguing for a version of utilitarianism in the West? Yes, to a certain extent. Of course, you can go too far with this, in which case I’m not in favor of, and there is always danger in extremes. But the law of game theory dictates that decisions need to be made in the context of actions of other players, because we don’t live in a vacuum.
Brilliant comment! http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7/Figure1.png Source: http://archive.is/FzsSD
The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7.html From a random start, ethnocentric strategies dominate other possible strategies (selfish, traitorous, and humanitarian) based on cooperation or non-cooperation with in-group and out-group agents. Here we show that ethnocentrism eventually overcomes its closest competitor, humanitarianism, by exploiting humanitarian cooperation across group boundaries as world population saturates. Selfish and traitorous strategies are self-limiting because such agents do not cooperate with agents sharing the same genes. Traitorous strategies fare even worse than selfish ones because traitors are exploited by ethnocentrics across group boundaries in the same manner as humanitarians are, via unreciprocated cooperation.
- https://www.unz.com/gnxp/cheaters-prosper-bayesians-dont/#comment-1516616 http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7/animation2.gif
          Patch Tuesday: Microsoft plugs zero-day hole exploited by PowerPool      Cache   Translate Page      

Microsoft and Adobe have each shipped out their scheduled batches of patches to address security flaws in their respective software

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          Comment on The Deal that Lurks Behind the Calm: US, Israel Seek to Exploit Palestinian Divisions and Create More of Them by The Deal that Lurks Behind the Calm: US, Israel Seek to Exploit Palestinian Divisions and Create More of Them | Jack Brown      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Commis à la vente - Les Magasins HART & Maison en Gros - Ville-Marie, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
L’associé(e) est responsable de voir à ce que les tâches d’exploitation s’effectuent de manière rapide, efficace et satisfaisante tout en offrant un service à... $12 an hour
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          Crowdfunding for cancer ‘quackery’ must be stopped, experts warn      Cache   Translate Page      
Concerns have been raised that vulnerable people could be exploited.
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By John Lucas -

Democrats cling on to power through their scheme to impoverish, make dependent, and exploit people for their votes. That scheme, except for the vote part, was the bedrock of slavery. Slavery, while still existing in many parts of the world, has transmuted in America from control over individual slaves, to ...

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          Yes, digital nomads thrive on exploitation. But so does everyone else.      Cache   Translate Page      
I respond to a recent viral article hating on digital nomads.
          Machiniste - Groupe SFP ressources humaines - Fermont, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
*ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c.* est le numéro un mondial de l’exploitation sidérurgique et minière et compte plus de 220 000 employés... $39.76 - $45.10 an hour
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          technicien/technicienne en télécommunications - GroupeSFP - Fermont, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
CONFIDENTIEL FERMONT (Québec) G0G1J0 Précisions sur le lieu de travail : ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c. est le numéro un mondial de l... $41.77 - $47.09 an hour
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          Agent soutien technique, Télébec - Bell - Val-d'Or, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Une expertise des systèmes d’exploitation Windows 7,8, et 10, Vista, MAC et Outlook. Code de demande:....
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          Analyste au support - Support Analyst - Exela Technologies - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Les systèmes d’exploitation de Microsoft, incluant XP, Vista, 2003 et 2008. Microsoft Windows Server and Workstation including XP, Vista, 7, 2003 and 2008...
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          Technicien au centre d'assistance - français / anglais / espagnol / portugais - CGI - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Bonne connaissance des systèmes d'exploitation Windows NT, XP, Vista, 7. Description du poste :....
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          When I was in Africa      Cache   Translate Page      
When I was a teenager my father worked for an oil company and he would be sent overseas for months at a time. My parents were divorced and I lived with my father. When he was sent overseas and I was not in school I would accompany him. One time he was sent to Africa and I accompanied him. We stayed in a company rented house and there was a caretaker who took care of the house and did what ever household chores needed doing. His name sounded like Tekis. He was a black man in his early 30's who was very friendly and fun to be around. He was like family to us and we were special to him as well.

When my father would be working in the field sometimes I could accompany him but when he was in the office I had to stay home. Tekis and I became good friends and I learned a great deal about his background and his family. Because we became close as family sometimes Tekis would bring his son to stay with us. His son was named Ande and he was about my age, very outgoing and had a warm personal style that made everyone feel like he was their special friend. We became very good friends and enjoyed hearing about each others country, childhood and plans for the future. When ever Ande stayed over we would stay up late and watch movies and play games.

When Ande would stay over he would stay in my room. My room had two beds, a queen sized bed I slept on and a single bed where Ande slept. We were young boys who shared a bathroom and bedroom and we would change in each others presence and were very comfortable together. Often at night when it was time to go to bed we'd both take a shower and then we'd be on my bed in our underwear talking till it was time to go to bed, then Ande would go to his bed to sleep.

One night we were up very late and we had been watching a movie that had a number of sex scenes and when we went to the bedroom the topic of girls and sex came up. I had fooled around with a few girls but never made it all the way to intercourse. Ande had more experience than I which seems to be a cultural thing. We were talking about what we had done sexually and very naturally Ande asked me if I had ever done anything with another boy. I said "no" and he told me about how he and some friends had been naked together and had touched each other and that one of his friends like to give head. It didn't seem like a bad thing to me. I think he could tell I wasn't offended and was interested as he told me about his exploits. Just as naturally as Ande asked me if I had done anything with another boy, he asked if I would I would like him to suck me. I was very horny from our discussion and I said yes, but I was scared just because I had no idea what it would feel like and the whole thing seemed risque. He told me to take my underwear off. I slipped my underwear off and laid back and suddenly I felt his warm mouth on the head of my circumcised penis. He just took the head in his mouth and just moved his tongue around slowly. It felt really good. I was just laying there enjoying how good it felt. When I masturbated I would do it very fast and get to an orgasm as quickly as I could. But this was different. I wasn't even thinking about having an orgasm. What Ande was doing just felt good but it was slow and for the longest time it just felt the same, very good, and I just laid back and thought at some point he would just stop. But eventually I could feel that feeling starting to build and finally I came in his mouth. I wasn't even thinking that I would come in his mouth, I was just absorbed in my own feelings. When he stopped and laid next to me I could see that he had an erection and I felt like I owed him something so I asked if he would like me to suck him. He said "of course" and he slipped off his underwear. I put my face down by his cock and it was beautiful and scary at the same time. I didn't really know what to do. I took his cock into my mouth and did for Ande what he did for me. But it wasn't long and his hips started thrusting back and forth. I guess I didn't do it very well because he slipped his hand down and started to stroke his cock as I swirled my tongue around his head. Stroked harder and harder and then when he was ready to cum he pushed my head away and he came on his stomach. We laid there together for a while and then he got up and went to the bathroom and cleaned himself up. When he came back he asked if I'd like it if he slept in my bed and I said yes. We got under the covers and talked a bit more about sex and touched each other. It was so nice having him in my bed, being able to touch his beautiful smooth black body and have his hands exploring my body. I loved touching his balls and penis, and running my hands over his smooth thighs and chest.
          Re: Sex tourism in Gambia...      Cache   Translate Page      
From www gvnet.com I transfer the fllowing passage.

Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

The Gambia is a source, transit, and destination country for children and women trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation. Within The Gambia, women and girls, and to a lesser extent boys, are trafficked for sexual exploitation, in particular to meet the demand for European sex tourism, and for domestic servitude. Boys are trafficked within the country for forced begging by religious teachers and for street vending. Transnationally, women, girls and boys from neighboring countries are trafficked to The Gambia for the same purposes listed above. Primary source countries are Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Benin. Trafficking of Gambian boys to Senegal for forced begging and Senegalese boys to The Gambia for the same purpose is particularly prevalent. Gambian women and girls are trafficked to Senegal for domestic servitude, and possibly for sexual exploitation. Gambian women and children may be trafficked to Europe through trafficking schemes disguised as migrant smuggling. Reports in the last two years of Gambian, Senegalese, and nationals of other neighboring countries being transported from The Gambia to Spain by boat appear to be predominantly cases of smuggling rather than trafficking. - U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, June, 2008 [
          Crowdfunding for cancer ‘quackery’ must be stopped, experts warn      Cache   Translate Page      
Concerns have been raised that vulnerable people could be exploited.
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Africa where nature has remained unchanged for your sake.........with over 100,000 elephants..... how naturally remained is that what you offer in african terms....? its called prostitution and/or exploitation sucking white dicks for money I call that post-post-colonialism. sorry for being rude, but i think it stinks what u do. jay-b
          Morici: How Democrats exploit inequality      Cache   Translate Page      
Families in West Virginia or in coastal ghettos will not catch up if their men are denied proper training and forced to leech off others.
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Billet de JF@

La promesse de l’Amérique non tenue

Les émissions de gaz à effet de serre américaines devraient avoir baissé de 17% en 2025 par rapport à 2005, alors que le président Barack Obama avait fixé au moins -26% comme objectif, selon l’étude commanditée par la coalition de villes, Etats et entreprises America’s Pledge ("La promesse de l’Amérique"), qui a mesuré et pris en compte les engagements environnementaux de ces acteurs non-fédéraux.L’étude, financée par l’organisation philanthropique du milliardaire et ancien maire de New York Michael Bloomberg, a été publiée à l’occasion du Sommet mondial pour l’action climatique, qui s’ouvre mercredi à San Francisco en Californie et accueille des milliers de délégués venus du monde entier. Mais ces chiffres montrent, selon les auteurs, que l’écart peut être comblé à -21%, voire -24%, si les engagements des acteurs non-fédéraux étaient revus à la hausse."L’objectif d’Obama allait toujours être difficile à atteindre", a expliqué Paul Bodnar, directeur du Rocky Mountain Institute, qui a codéveloppé le modèle ayant permis d’obtenir ces prévisions. "Ce travail montre de façon rigoureuse que les Etats, les villes et les entreprises ont le pouvoir d’amener le pays au seuil de cet ambitieux objectif, de leur propre autorité", a-t-il dit lors d’une présentation à la presse. Mais pour complètement rattraper le retard, a martelé Mary Nichols, vice-présidente de la coalition America’s Pledge, "il faut que tout le monde s’engage", non seulement les Etats fédérés, mais aussi, à terme le gouvernement fédéral, qui a juridiction exclusive sur des exploitations pétrolières et gazières fédérales, sur de vastes forêts ou les émissions de l’aviation et du transport maritime.D’ici à 2025, la baisse la plus forte des émissions proviendra du passage croissant de la production d’électricité à des sources d’énergies renouvelables. Plusieurs Etats et villes ont adopté des calendriers contraignants, facilités par la baisse rapide du coût du solaire et de l’éolien depuis le début des années 2010. Parallèlement, entre 2006 et 2016, le rapport note que 15% du parc américain de centrales à charbon a fermé, un rythme qui se poursuit encore aujourd’hui malgré le soutien de l’administration Trump au secteur.AFPPlus

          Netiquette IQ Security Bulletin Microsoft Releases September 2018 Security Updates      Cache   Translate Page      







U.S. Department of Homeland Security US-CERT
National Cyber Awareness System:

09/11/2018 04:22 PM EDT

Original release date: September 11, 2018
Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's September 2018 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.
09/11/2018 04:22 PM EDT

Original release date: September 11, 2018
Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's September 2018 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.
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          HiScout GRC Suite File Upload      Cache   Translate Page      
HiScout GRC Suite versions prior to 3.1.5 suffer from a file upload vulnerability. An authenticated attacker with the permission to edit or add a "WebSiteElement" to the "content" pages is able to upload any file with any file extension to the data directory of the application. This directory is in the web root and the uploaded file is executed on the server if ".aspx" is chosen as the file extension and if the file contains aspx source code. Any commands can be executed with the permissions of the web server user on the server by exploiting this vulnerability.
          Tor Browser SMB Deanonymization / Information Disclosure      Cache   Translate Page      
Tor Browser versions prior to 8.0 are affected by an information disclosure vulnerability that allows remote attackers to bypass the intended anonymity feature and discover a client IP address. The vulnerability affects Windows users only and needs user interaction to be exploited.
          iCash 7.6.5 Denial Of Service      Cache   Translate Page      
iCash version 7.6.5 denial of service proof of concept exploit.
          PDF Explorer 1.5.66.2 Denial Of Service      Cache   Translate Page      
PDF Explorer version 1.5.66.2 denial of service proof of concept exploit.
          PixGPS 1.1.8 Denial Of Service      Cache   Translate Page      
PixGPS version 1.1.8 denial of service proof of concept exploit.
          Titre Associé aux Ventes Sans-Fil - Matane - OSL Retail Services Inc - Matane, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alors OSL est fait pour vous. Walmart Canada s'est associé à OSL pour exploiter ses 350 magasins sans-fil à travers le Canada et nous sommes en pleine...
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          Titre Associé aux Ventes Sans-Fil - Ste Foy - OSL Retail Services Inc - Sainte-Foy, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alors OSL est fait pour vous. Walmart Canada s'est associé à OSL pour exploiter ses 350 magasins sans-fil à travers le Canada et nous sommes en pleine...
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          Titre Associé aux Ventes Sans-Fil - Ste-Agathe des Monts - OSL Retail Services Inc - Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alors OSL est fait pour vous. Walmart Canada s'est associé à OSL pour exploiter ses 350 magasins sans-fil à travers le Canada et nous sommes en pleine...
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          Titre Associé aux Ventes Sans-Fil - Drummondville - OSL Retail Services Inc - Drummondville, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alors OSL est fait pour vous. Walmart Canada s'est associé à OSL pour exploiter ses 350 magasins sans-fil à travers le Canada et nous sommes en pleine...
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          Titre Associé aux Ventes Sans-Fil - Saint Hyacinthe - OSL Retail Services Inc - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alors OSL est fait pour vous. Walmart Canada s'est associé à OSL pour exploiter ses 350 magasins sans-fil à travers le Canada et nous sommes en pleine...
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          Titre Associé aux Ventes Sans-Fil - Saint Leonard - OSL Retail Services Inc - Saint-leonard, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alors OSL est fait pour vous. Walmart Canada s'est associé à OSL pour exploiter ses 350 magasins sans-fil à travers le Canada et nous sommes en pleine...
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          Titre Associé aux Ventes Sans-Fil - Longueuil - OSL Retail Services Inc - Longueuil, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alors OSL est fait pour vous. Walmart Canada s'est associé à OSL pour exploiter ses 350 magasins sans-fil à travers le Canada et nous sommes en pleine...
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          Titre Gérant de Magasin Sans-Fil - Rive Nord - OSL Retail Services Inc - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alors OSL est fait pour vous. Chez OSL, nous savons comment récompenser nos employés. Walmart Canada s'est associé à OSL pour exploiter ses 350 magasins sans...
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          (USA-MA-Boston) Cyber Security Analyst (Sr) - 63427900      Cache   Translate Page      
Cyber Security Analyst (Sr) - 63427900 Job Code: 63427900Job Location: Boston, MACategory: Software EngineeringLast Updated: 09/12/2018Apply Now! Job Description: • Lead security projects • Mentor other security team members • Participate in architectural discussions • Security advisor on IT projects • Coding/scripting for automation/integration of Security incident response • Documentation of new security knowledge and processes • Ma awareness of current threats, exploits, and vulnerabilities • Other tasks as required Requirements: Minimum Qualifications and Desirables: • 7+ years of experience as an Information Sect professional • Hands on experience with Snort (desired) and familiar with rule development (required) • Must have an analytical propensity and possess strong written documentation s Extensive knowledge of various networking protocols is required (TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, TLE HTTP, HL7, etc.) • Hands-on experience with common security tools and products (e.g. IDS NGFW, WAF, SIEM/Log management, auditing/vulnerability assessment, forensics) and rel security certifications are strongly preferred • Experience with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, or similar regulations are preferred • SANS certifications (GXPN) and CISSP certification a strong plu: **Comp TIA certification is viewed as a NEGATIVE by this manager. For more information, please send your resume and we will get back to you. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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          Providing assistance, maintenance, exploitation and repair services, gas supply facilities and services of meter reading and distribution of subscribers% invoices, ... and installation of meters and regulators and public services at the foothills of the c      Cache   Translate Page      
Tender are Invited for Providing Assistance, Maintenance, Exploitation and Repair Services, Gas Supply Facilities and Services of Meter Reading and Distribution of Subscribers% invoices, ... and Installation of Meters and Regulators and Public Services at the Foothills of the Cities, Tudash, Sajzi And Functions
          Recruitment of a private operator for the exploitation and support of the management of drinking water supply works in the villages of salembaor and yond in the commune of yond      Cache   Translate Page      
Tenders are invited for Recruitment of a Private Operator for the exploitation and support of the management of drinking water supply works in the villages of Salembaor and Yond in the commune of Yond
          Crowdfunding for cancer ‘quackery’ must be stopped, experts warn      Cache   Translate Page      
Concerns have been raised that vulnerable people could be exploited.
          DevOps [#2299] - Alteo Recrutement Informatique - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alteo est à la recherche d'un DevOps pour un emploi permanent basé à Montréal. Planifier, concevoir, gérer et exploiter l'infrastructure AWS....
From EmploisInformatique.com - Thu, 06 Sep 2018 04:45:31 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
          DevOps - Alteo Recrutement Informatique - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Alteo est à la recherche d'un DevOps pour un emploi permanent basé à Montréal. Planifier, concevoir, gérer et exploiter l'infrastructure AWS....
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          The Alembic Files: Your Life is Their Toy - Part 6, Segment 1      Cache   Translate Page      
Health and life are man's most precious possessions; and anxiety to preserve them is natural. It is not surprising, therefore, that they have been exploited since time immemorial. Every age has had its charlatans, quacks and medicine men. Much in the same measure as social organization has attained its highest pitch in the present era, the exploitation of health and life today has reached its zenith. Never before in history has there arisen such an extensive conspiracy about the problem of public health of entire nations, involving well-organized, opposing political and commercial groups. The consequence of this welter of exploitation is the sacrifice of human comfort, happiness, health and life. --Emanuel Josephson, 1941, "Your Life is Their Toy."

           Crowdfunding for cancer `quackery´ must be stopped,...       Cache   Translate Page      
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          (USA-NJ-Ewing) Sr. Financial Analyst - Operations      Cache   Translate Page      
Overview At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. Our Operations Finance team is looking for a decisive and confidentSr. Financial Analyst whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands. In this highly visible role located at global corporate headquarters in Ewing, NJ, you will manage and assist the Senior Manager in Supply Chain Operations departmental budgets and variance analyses, prepares forecast and profitability analyses, compiles and analyzes financial ratios by different brand, geography and channel of trade, prepares and analyzes monthly financial data, and assists in overall controlling activities (What-if Modeling, ROI analysis, commodity and ad-hoc projects). The position will also lead the G2G program from a Finance perspective (Good to Great Cost Reduction Initiative). What you’ll do: • Acts as financial leader of G2G cost savings by validating savings and performing monthly audits on the top 20 projects. This also includes G2G consolidation, summarization and presentations to Senior Management.• Identifies opportunities to automate, streamline and improve reporting and budgeting procedures, and exploits those opportunities through implementation.• Develops, maintains, documents and improves upon complex financial models for forecasting and budgeting purposes with an emphasis on labor-planning and marketing expenses supporting Operational, Manufacturing and cost saving initiatives.• Assist in the financial planning of operational initiatives; such as G2G, Mini-PPR’s, Quarterly PPR’s, Commodity Tracking, Plant support, ad hoc analysis, etc.• Work with the Manufacturing Plants analyzing manufacturing costs, including labor, variable costs, contract manufacturing outsourcing and all other components of manufacturing costs to explain variances and identify opportunities to improve gross margin/profitability.• Works cooperatively with other disciplines and accepts direction from SBU VP’s (Strategic Business Units), Directors and Managers on key profitability assumptions, gross margins, profit targets, etc.• Interface regularly with Supply Chain Operational Leads, G2G SBU leads, Plant Manager and Controllers.• Review Global Operations Supply Chain Cost Center reports.• Assists in the preparation and review of new product cost estimates.• Supervise the NPD analyst and summer interns. What you’ll need: • BS in Accounting/Finance from an accredited institution.• Minimum 5-7 years of Financial Management/Supply Chain/Manufacturing work experience.• Experience with ERP software required, SAP preferred• Demonstrated experience and proficiency in the financial analysis discipline• Demonstrated ability to build the business through improved analysis, trending and reporting• Demonstrated team-builder, with the ability to work collaboratively with other individuals and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously• Innovative style with a “roll-up-the-sleeves” attitude required• Understanding Capital Project Analysis desired (ROI, NPV, Payback, etc.) is desired• Plant experience or experience in the CPG industry a plus• Some travel required Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, minority/female/disability/veteran For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/. ID2018-11360 FunctionFinance
          Bearing witness for Laquan at a Chicago court      Cache   Translate Page      

Nicole Colson reports on the opening days of the murder trial of a Chicago cop — and on the efforts of activists to make sure the struggle for justice goes beyond this one case.

“SIXTEEN SHOTS and a cover-up!”

The now-familiar refrain of the movement that is fighting to win justice for Laquan McDonald rang out again and again on September 5 as activists gathered for the first day of the trial of Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke, who gunned down the 17-year-old African American teen in an on-duty shooting on October 20, 2014.

At its height, more than 200 protesters gathered outside of the Chicago criminal court building — penned in behind police barricades — as jury selection began in the trial. The protesters were determined to send a message to police and city officials: We are watching you, and we will hold you accountable for Laquan’s murder.

The protest was organized by the Justice 4 Laquan Coalition, which is vowing to turn out to the courthouse for protests and rallies throughout the course of the trial.

The multiracial crowd carried signs that called for justice for Laquan. One woman carried a sign that read, “Who do I call when a criminal has a badge?” Another declared, “Old white ladies support Black Lives Matter.”

Will Calloway speaks at a rally demanding justice for Laquan McDonald
Will Calloway speaks at a rally demanding justice for Laquan McDonald

Speaking in front of a banner reading “Justice for Laquan McDonald,” activists — including police brutality victims and their family members; members of the clergy; and activists from a number of groups, including Take on Hate, Black Lives Matter Chicago, International Socialist Organization, Pilsen Alliance, Arab American Action Network, Chicago Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Inner City Muslim Action Network, Democratic Socialists of America, Assata’s Daughters and many others — declared that they were prepared for a long fight.

Tiffany Boxley, the mother of Joshua Beal, who was murdered on November 5, 2016, by two off-duty Chicago cops while he served as a pallbearer during his cousin’s funeral, spoke about her fight for justice for her son — and for all police brutality victims.

“We need justice for Laquan, we need justice for Pierre Loury, we need justice for Ronnie Man [Ronald Johnson], we need justice for Joshua Beal, we need justice for Rekia Boyd,” she said. “We need justice for all our young brothers and sisters who were out here slain at the hands of the police, who are supposed to protect us.”

More than 22 months since her son’s killing, and the city still has not ruled on whether officers were justified in their shooting of Beal. “Hopefully, justice will be served for Laquan McDonald in the courtroom, and I will be standing here next receiving justice for my son,” Boxley said.

Amanda Shackelford, the mother of Gerald Reed, who has been incarcerated for 27 years after being convicted of homicide based on a “confession” tortured out of him by Chicago police under the authority of former Commander Jon Burge, is still fighting for her son’s release. Reed has a court date in October, and his mother hopes he may finally be released after 27 years.

“I want something done about [Van Dyke],” Shackelford told the crowd. “If he was in fear for his life, as he states, how come [Laquan] was walking away from him?...It was wrong. There is no way to justify what he did.”

“All of you all are fighting for justice,” she ended by telling the crowd. “Not just for Blacks — we’re fighting for everybody, because wrong is wrong.”

Burge torture victim and activist Mark Clements implored people not to give up the fight against police brutality as long as police “are killing our children with impunity.”

Community organizer William Calloway told the crowd that if Van Dyke isn’t convicted, “[w]e’re calling for the most massive demonstration and uprising that the city of Chicago has ever seen.”


AS THE trial got underway, there were signs that the struggle to win justice for Laquan would be an uphill battle — and that his family will have to fight every inch of the way just to have their voices heard and respected.

Multiple members of Laquan’s family who had requested seats in court on the first day of the trial found themselves turned away, despite the fact that their names had been provided to officials in advance. Family members and supporters who did make it into the court were seated in a back row, while Van Dyke’s family and supporters took up two full rows in the front of the courtroom.

“We feel betrayed,” Rev. Marvin Hunter, Laquan’s great-uncle, told the Chicago Tribune about the disrespectful treatment of Laquan’s family. “It’s very disappointing because we trusted these people.”

When one court spectator was later seen wearing a shirt that read “Jason Van Dyke? Murder,” Judge Vincent Gaughan had the woman escorted out of the courtroom. She was not allowed to return until she turned her shirt inside out and covered it. Gaughan also previously ruled that Laquan cannot be referred to as a “victim” by prosecutors during the course of the trial.

“Both sides have got to control what’s going on here because I’m not going to tolerate it,” said Gaughan, before threatening: “I’m going to start putting people in jail.”

Gaughan did tell at least one non-uniformed officer wearing a bullet proof vest to leave the courtroom so as to not prejudice potential jurors as jury selection got underway. But at the same time, Van Dyke has already abused the system — with barely a slap on the wrist.

The week before the trial was set to begin, he violated the terms of his bail, giving multiple interviews arranged by his attorneys and his “media consultant.” In them, Van Dyke asserted that he did his job as he was trained to by the Chicago Police Department, and that he was afraid for his life — and therefore justified in shooting McDonald 16 times.

Despite this violation of his bail conditions, Judge Gaughan only raised Van Dyke’s bail by $2,000 — meaning that he was quickly released the same day after paying just $200.


VAN DYKE’s defense team is using racist arguments to try to push for the trial to be moved outside of Cook County. They claim the cop won’t be able to receive a fair trial due to a potentially violent reaction from the “community” — meaning, of course, African American neighborhoods.

“It is abundantly clear that the community will riot if Van Dyke is not found guilty,” one recent defense filing said. “It is impossible that a juror will vote to acquit knowing that they must return to the neighborhoods which have promised violence in the event of a not guilty verdict.”

Defense attorney Dan Herbert added in the filing that protesters outside the courthouse — who were penned in by metal barricades — were menacing to potential jurors.

“The barricades were undoubtedly seen as a way to protect the jurors from the violence and threats by the protesters,” he wrote. “These jurors understand that when they return home after a verdict, there will not be barricades in front of their homes. There will not be dozens of armed law enforcement officers present. They will be alone, vulnerable and no doubt terrified.”

The defense filing, as one legal expert told the Chicago Tribune, is nothing more than “absolutely unnecessary hysteria.”

It’s also incredibly racist — a desperate bid to play to prejudices against a supposedly out-of-control Black population.

But if Van Dyke is acquitted, any protest or revolt that does take place would be entirely justified, a consequence of the incredible racism of a system that lets Chicago cops — and police nationally — get away with murder.

So far, Gaughan has refused to grant the request to move the trial — though he can still do so until the point that the trial begins. And until all of the jurors are sworn in, Van Dyke’s defense team can still request a bench trial, instead of a jury trial if they think Van Dyke would stand a better chance of getting an acquittal from the judge, instead of a jury of Chicagoans.

Of the five jurors already seated as this article was being written, none were African Americans — despite the fact that Chicago is approximately 30 percent Black.


THE DEFENSE lawyer Herbert failed to say exactly which protesters outside the courthouse he thought showed the potential for “violence and threats.”

Maybe he meant Rebecca Wolfram, a long-time Chicago resident who came to the courthouse carrying homemade sign that read: “Old white ladies support Black Lives Matter”?

Recounting how she had protested during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, when police went on a violent rampage against antiwar protesters, Wolfram said she turned out to “make her presence known as this trial starts, to make it known that people are watching.”

Like in 1968, she said today’s wider movements, including the fight against police brutality, are in an uphill battle. But, she said, they are opening up the possibility of larger changes in society: “I believe he should be convicted, and it will be really shocking to me if he’s not...I’m glad that people are active and maybe things are going to be changing.”

Another protester named Rashida — who lives in the South Shore neighborhood where Harith Augustus was shot in the back and killed by police in July — said:

I came because the Laquan McDonald case has taken on the kind of seriousness that every citizen needs to be concerned about...Racism is really on trial, and we need to convict racism...

A lot of times we don’t recognize systemic racism. We see racism as an individual white guy or female...or somebody with a hood on. We don’t recognize racism as systemic and institutional, and that’s what we’ve got to change.

By trying to invoke fears of Chicago’s Black population rebelling against a potential “not guilty” verdict, Van Dyke’s lawyers are not only being blatantly racist themselves, but they are directing attention away from the long history of Chicago cops getting away with brutalizing and killing Black and Latino residents.

Van Dyke should be convicted. But even if he is, the racist system that produced him and attempted to cover up his crime for well over a year — the politicians and fellow cops who tried to sweep his murder under the carpet, and the department that continues to operate with near impunity — will continue exist.

“I have a son who’s 24 years old, and there’s been a couple of times he’s been roughed up by police,” said Shantonia Jackson, explaining why she felt compelled to come out to protest. “We just want to make sure we get justice for Laquan McDonald, who was one of my son’s dearest friends.”

Jackson was hopeful for a conviction because of how anger and organizing has kept the case in the public eye. And there was another reason for hope and celebration: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on the eve of the trial that he would not seek another term in office.


EMANUEL’S SURPRISE announcement added to the mood of defiant protest outside the courtroom.

“They covered it up for so long,” Jackson said, referring to city officials’ refusal to release the video of Laquan’s killing for a full year. “Us in the Black community, we already knew what had happened — it was just a matter of time before the media got a hold of it.”

When a court order finally compelled the release of the video, there was an eruption of furious protest in Chicago, with daily demonstrations lasting for weeks. It was the low point for Emanuel in a mayoral career full of them.

And no wonder why officials tried to keep it out of view. The video showed Van Dyke opening fire on Laquan, who was walking away from him, within seconds of getting out of his squad car. Officers initially claimed that Laquan had threatened the officers with a knife he had apparently used to slash a car’s tires — until the video proved they had lied.

While anyone who cares about justice will be glad to see the back of Emanuel as he slithers out of office, whoever replaces him will likely follow similar policies of refusing to put needed social resources into the most exploited communities in the city, and instead relying on trigger-happy cops to police them.

And, as Maria Hernandez of Black Lives Matter Chicago told the crowd, Emanuel will likely continue to do damage on his way out the door, with “goodbye policies” that will continue to keep “protecting the rich over us."

Noting the fact that a conviction for Van Dyke would be the first time in the city’s history that a white police officer would be found guilty for murdering a Black person, Hernandez added that the activist pressure on the Chicago police can help ensure that Van Dyke’s “will be the first conviction, [but] it’s not going to be the last.”

Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa — a member of Democratic Socialists of America and one of the only City Council members to vote against Rahm’s multimillion-dollar new cop academy to be built in majority Black and impoverished West Garfield Park — echoed the same themes:

Let’s be clear, this fight goes so far beyond one court case. It goes so far beyond one police officer. This fight is about changing the system...We know you can change the skin of the judge, you can change the look of the police officer, you could get a new mayor, but you can still have a racist system.

As jury selection began in earnest on September 10, another vigil organized by the Community Renewal Society and a Black Lives Matter Chicago event also took place. Other actions are planned for later in the month, including a proposed national walkout.

As activists made clear, the fight for justice for Laquan McDonald is part of a much larger struggle that touches on the systemic racism that permeates Chicago, from the mayor’s office on down through city institutions, especially the police, and it will take a much bigger struggle to defeat it.

We have to keep the pressure on for justice for Laquan — and all the other victims of Chicago police.


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Hayley Farless, a reproductive justice advocate and writer currently based in Washington, D.C., puts forward a view on an ongoing hypocrisy for feminist nonprofits.

AS SEEN plastered on the website of pretty much every online store that sells “feminist merchandise,” outspoken feminist Flavia Dzodan once wrote an essay entitled “My Feminism Will be Intersectional or It Will Be Bullshit,” and as a feminist, I think about that philosophy a lot.

When I graduated from college last year, I quickly decided my feminist activism wasn’t just a hobby. For me, the fight for equality became a literal full-time job, although not at first. Before finally landing a job, I completed several internships, and — by Dzodan’s pretty spot-on standards — I saw quite a bit of bullshit in the feminist nonprofit sector.

Several prominent feminist organizations have recently found themselves in the news for union busting, but it isn’t the only ongoing hypocrisy and clear lack of intersectionality happening in this work.

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The glaring status quo that I found in way too many job postings and interviews is that many feminist nonprofits — the ones that are fighting for health care access, reproductive rights, women’s representation in politics and, yes, even equal pay — aren’t paying their interns enough to survive, and often, not at all. That’s a huge problem.


AS FUN as being a professional feminist might sound, the work is hard, and the feminist nonprofit sphere is tough to break into.

For young adults clawing their way into making a career out of feminist advocacy, an internship is often the only place to turn when trapped in the space between graduating college and being experienced enough for what generations before us called “entry-level positions” — lower-level jobs that now almost always require between two and five years of experience.

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The internship is no longer voluntary if you want to make advocating for gender equality your profession and gain enough experience to land something “entry level.”

This hiring trend might be relatively okay if the internship were simply a change in title from the so-called entry-level job. The responsibilities and workload are largely the same as a full-time staffer — you would expect the pay to be somewhat similar, even if internships don’t offer employment benefits like health insurance or retirement plans or protection from workplace sexual harassment.

The problem at the center of the transition toward internships for recent graduates is that almost none of these internships pay enough to support the basic needs of an individual, and many of them don’t pay at all.

While no exhaustive data currently exists, experts estimate that between 500,000 and 1 million internships go unpaid in the U.S. every year, and even more are paid meager wages or stipends.

These numbers are very likely to be even higher for the nonprofit sector, which is largely powered by free and low-cost labor. That fact, along with the Trump administration’s recent changes to make it even easier to deny adequate pay to interns, means that conditions are likely to worsen for interns, including those at feminist nonprofits.

Even worse, many of the feminist organizations who are hiring for these internship positions are not transparent about the lack of reasonable pay. The listings for their internships are often posted alongside staff positions with no mention of their being unpaid.

Some will be clearly labeled as a paid position, but candidates frequently won’t find out until mid-interview that it’s actually a stipend, which basically means that an intern can be paid far below minimum wage without any legal consequences for the employer.

I’ve personally applied and interviewed for “paid” full-time internships with progressive women’s rights organizations and then been offered less than $2 an hour as “pay.” I’ve also been told more than once — after spending my time tailoring my resume, writing and submitting a cover letter, and completing a half-hour interview — that a full-time internship was unpaid.

These advocacy organizations seem ashamed enough of this practice to hide it from applicants, but not ashamed enough to stop devaluing their labor.


CHOOSING NOT to pay interns a livable wage is, first and foremost, exploitation. Most interns today aren’t getting coffee or making copies. For most organizations, their interns are doing hands-on work in the office or out in the field, rather than receiving the education and training that internships are allegedly intended to provide.

Interns are frequently expected to show up to the job with their skills, rather than develop them there with the help of mentorship. They’re planning the fundraising events, they’re drafting the social media posts, they’re answering the office phones, they’re organizing the volunteers for big campaigns and so much more.

In short, interns are laboring within these organizations to further their missions — and stretch their budgets. Many of them are working 40 hours or more a week for these organizations — so why aren’t they paying them in exchange for their work?

These organizations’ reluctance to properly pay their interns has one of two — or potentially both — dangerous effects.

First, it perpetuates the cycle of mostly privileged women holding leadership positions in feminist organizations and other prominent civil society leadership roles. Poor women, which disproportionately includes women of color, queer women, trans women and other women who are marginalized because of their intersectional identities, often can’t afford to work for free or for low wages.

Without internship experience under their belts, these women — who are already less likely to be seen as qualified because of the myriad of intersectional discriminations they face — aren’t as competitive as others when they apply for full-time positions in women’s rights organizations. These women simply can’t get their foot in the door without the documented competency and accompanying references that come from internships.

Not to mention, studies have shown that those with paid internship experience are significantly more likely to get a job offer than those with internships that weren’t paid.

The lack of pay for internship labor presents major barriers for low-income women who hope to excel in the nonprofit sector and also excludes their critical voices from informing prominent feminist work. It further privileges those who are already privileged and continues to marginalize those who are already marginalized.


FURTHERMORE, THE failure by feminist organizations to pay interns what they earn is blatant divestment from women’s empowerment.

The unfortunate functioning of toxic masculinity and associated gender roles means that feminist progress remains largely an issue that is powered by women. While there are some men or folks of other genders who fill these professional roles, the vast majority of women’s organization interns are women.

Not to mention, women make up nearly 80 percent of people who accept unpaid internships. These young women, who are being paid very little or not paid at all, lose all financial empowerment when organizations fail to compensate them for what they’re worth.

Money may not buy happiness, but it does buy food, water, shelter, electricity, transportation to work, health insurance, textbooks, business casual clothing, internet access, birth control, health care co-pays and so forth. Being paid a livable wage keeps these women from entering or remaining in highly precarious financial situations.

For feminist advocacy organizations, choosing not to pay interns a livable wage is choosing to be an active participant in the financial oppression of the women who work for them. This practice perpetuates both pay and representative leadership disparities for women across the United States, and it belittles the contributions of interns who are often keeping these organizations afloat with their capacity-building labor.

On the surface, it may make sense. Budgets are tight for a lot of these organizations. They want to stretch their programming dollars as far as they can, and when the current employment market makes it possible to hire free, or nearly free, labor, it’s tempting to follow suit.

These organizations want to positively impact as many women as possible with their advocacy, but it’s sometimes easy to forget about the young women who buzz around the office nearly unseen, making that advocacy possible.

As progressives working towards intersectional women’s rights, we must resist the economic urge to exploit and further burden the women who are in some way less privileged than we are, and that includes the interns who sit at the desk in the corner.

If you’re an organization working towards gender equality across the globe or here at home, make sure you’re starting in your own office. Pay your interns — and everyone else who works for you — a livable wage.


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          Democrats are the party of enslavement      Cache   Translate Page      

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It's not just hot-button topics like vaccinations that are exploited by the Russian trolls. Substantive health policy issues have been hijacked as well. Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office says that if the House delays or repeals certain parts of the health law -- such as the employer mandate -- it would cost more than $50 billion.
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          Episode 141: Download This Podcast Or We Shoot This CloudPet      Cache   Translate Page      
Two million recordings of families imperiled by cloud-connected toys' crappy MongoDB (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/28/cloudpets_database_leak/) CloudPets' woes worsen: Webpages can turn kids' stuffed toys into creepy audio bugs (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/01/cloudpets_woes_worsen_mics_can_be_pwned/) Exploit code has been open sourced here (https://github.com/pdjstone/cloudpets-web-bluetooth) Speaking of remote control… Watch: The first pro football team where fans called the plays. Here's what happened. (http://www.si.com/indoor-football/salt-lake-screaming-eagles-nebraska-danger-indoor-football-league) Satan enters roll-your-own ransomware game (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/23/satan_enters_blackhat_ransomware_game/) Ransomware for Dummies: Anyone Can Do It (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/ransomware-for-dummies-anyone-can-do-it/) Dave got published 4x How agencies can take a page out of industry's open playbooks (https://fcw.com/articles/2017/01/27/comment-egts-open.aspx) How to get up and running with sweet Orange Pi (https://opensource.com/article/17/1/how-to-orange-pi) Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266 (https://opensource.com/article/17/2/internet-microcontroller-board-esp8266) Book review: Up to no good with 'Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents' (https://opensource.com/article/17/3/book-review-raspberry-pi-secret-agents) Faking TV Remote Control with Paper and a Lighter (http://hackaday.com/2017/02/07/faking-tv-remote-control-with-paper-and-lighter/) Cutting Room Floor KISS is selling air guitar strings! (http://dangerousminds.net/comments/kiss_is_selling_air_guitar_strings) 45 minutes of Paul Stanley’s stage banter (http://dangerousminds.net/comments/kiss_this_45_shitastic_minutes_of_paul_stanleys_stage_banter) This Gallery Of Vintage Clowns Proves They’ve Always Been Scary (http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/this-gallery-of-vintage-clowns-proves-theyve-always-been-scary/) (see all 3 pages!)
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This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: San Jose’s license-plate opportunity, AT&T’s wifi opportunity, UK government’s Oracle opportunity, and DISA’s email opportunity.

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  A contractor that provides school districts across the nation with online resources, but also has been named twice to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s “Dirty Dozen List” for sexual exploitation, has been dropped by a district in which parents challenged its value. WND reported early in 2017 that the company, EBSCO Information Services, […]
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Eritrea’s Context, Motivation, Sustainability & Intergenerational Equity

By Ruby Sandhu | August 2018

Any intelligent, meaningful engagement in the C21st with a sovereign state can only occur first by understanding its context and hence a nation’s motivation.

Engagement otherwise, especially when utilising just the lens of human rights cannot provide generative, sustainable and / or context specific solutions and importantly peace.

Academics have long criticised the failure of international law, especially post-cold war, to recognise “collective rights”. That is the continued subordination of collective rights in favour of individual and political rights. Today, NGOs are deliberately funded and with mandates to engage prescriptively, without context, and through a myopic lens of individual and political rights only – a convenient western lens for a convenient western agenda - .

Such engagement does more harm than good as it fails to address the context and protect the collective rights of the nation’s people and thus creates further violations of human rights.

Eritrea’s context

Eritrea is one of nine youngest sovereign nations in the international community in the last 25 years. Also, one of the poorest, - as it emerged from thirty years of struggle for independence, and yearning for its human rights and human dignity.

The struggle was a collective one, and engaged all ethnicities, Christians and Muslims alike. The Eritrean diaspora supported the war efforts through charitable donations, organisations and institutions set up abroad to support the Eritrean struggle and war effort.

After independence in 1993, there was rapid economic development. However, this was not to last. This rapid economic development was debilitated by deliberate and subversive campaigns to stall the Eritrean people’s right to development.

The first of these campaigns was Ethiopia’s laying of facts on Eritrean sovereign territory and the ensuing border war in 1998-2000. And then the international community’s failure to enforce Ethiopia’s implementation of the Ethiopia Eritrea Boundary Commission (EEBC) decision pursuant to the Algiers Peace Treaty, 2000.

The second campaign, the unjustified sanctions - albeit an arms embargo, were designed to prevent investment into the country.And today as if this was not enough, and in an attempt to bring this young country to its knees - the third campaign.

This third campaign - is the most vicious of them all – the disingenuous media, and activism premised on secondary information and with the sole agenda of destabilising Eritrea through regime change. And thus, violating the collective human rights of the Eritrean people and their vision for an ethical, non-corrupt, sustainable, inter-generational, equitable development of the nation, by its people and for its people.

Of course, the genuine protection of human rights of the Eritrean people is not in accord with subversive activists who have deliberately created a campaign against Eritrea, thus muddying the water using individual human rights as a ploy to destroy genuine dialogue, lock out any other perspectives, hijack politicians with lazy, rehashed, unsubstantiated accounts and access a media filled with fake news to create further hyperbole.

Furthermore, such activism has no interest in respecting the context as the activism is promoted on short termism.

This short termism is like its activism, to ensure that the destabilisation will create rehashed economic models leading to unsustainable development and superficial consumption and consumerism, planetary degradation - the creation of a few super wealthy individuals who have as much interest in the collective rights of the Eritrean people as their activism did.

My conclusions on such activism is evident from the behaviour of other similar activists – who have left countries at the stranglehold of corruption, crippling foreign debt, unsustainable development, pretence of elections and democracy, lack of genuine press freedom, greed, disgruntled youth and a destroyed national identity.

Eritrea’s future trajectory at the behest of such activists, activism which is unwholesome and lacks integrity is a deeply shoddy and grim one.

Genuine activists / activism would have engaged -and through the appropriate mechanisms instead of politicised ones which always have a subversive agenda. Further there are no alternatives or solutions offered. These disingenuous activists have never set foot in Eritrea or at least in the last couple of decades, repeat rehashed accounts without any ground reality and worse still have used false testimonies to bolster their accounts. It is high time that such unethical activism is held accountable for its actions.

Eritrea’s motivation

Eritrea’s context needs to be respected to ensure the genuine protection of the human rights of the Eritrean people. On the global stage Eritrea is an outlier. It is a country that was born from a collective consciousness, a struggle where human rights were core to its liberation and development and her future.

EPLF fighters going to battle

This is evident in the Government’s vision – where there is zero tolerance for corruption – where funding from institutions is carefully and strategically considered.

It is common knowledge that the integrity with which the Government operates with respect to funds whether through grant, aid, investment is with extreme caution. Caution to ensure that such funds are not utilised for unnecessary and / or unsustainable projects.

Along with caution there is due diligence which includes coordinated strategy meetings from all Ministries of the Government to ensure that the impact of the project and indicators of its success are relevant.

This can be frustrating and perceived as tedious by funders, investors and grantors but it is the Eritrean way. Haste makes waste.

Furthermore, It is evident from such discussions that a nation-wide policy for honest, just and fair economic development - “leaving no-one behind” is the underlying impetus.

And of course, It is premised first and foremost as a responsibility to the memory of the Eritrean martyrs who laid down their lives for Eritrean independence – to free themselves from the yoke of brutal colonisation and tyranny and provide for the collective respect of human rights and human dignity.

Eritrean diaspora protesting in the USA

This was a collective struggle and the development of Eritrea today is once again from a collective vision motivated from that history which permeates the subliminal memory of every Eritrean and thus a responsibility and importantly for future generations of Eritreans - and to protect all human rights - through the just, fair, sustainable development and ensure inter- generational equity.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The Government’s focus on the C21st solution to the western lens of “individual rights” is the MDGs and the SDGs. These goals are pertinent and relevant and address the chronic concern with our western systems that do not address the genuine concern for the human rights of the people in the developing world.

When activists superficially talk of elections and constitution – they fail to hear the Ministers, their concerns on the west’s lack of access to justice for all, or the lack of media freedom, unsustainable consumption, planetary degradation, the incredible wealth divide, excessive corruption through tax havens and now the awareness of endemic modern slavery and in western supply chains – I am afraid that our systems are not the best of examples for the developing world.

And for activists to advocate from this human rights lens is farcical especially when they advocate without awareness of the truth, context and the ground reality. In fact, a frustrating approach of rehashing textbook prescriptions to issues on human rights when we would do best instead - to engage - to support a young country at the behest of subversive policies and address poverty and infrastructural development issues to safeguard human rights.

Eritrea, Sustainability and Intergenerational Equity

Eritrea’s vision for economic development is careful and considered, that is, it is intended not only for the present generation but also provides for inter-generational equity – that is the sustainable exploitation of natural resources to protect development for future generations.

Eritrea is acutely aware of environmental externalities created by human induced climate change from industrialisation, polluted air, ozone depletion, soil and water depletion, deforestation and erosion of animal habitats and ensuing species extinction and of course impact on human systems. And for this reason, the Government’s strategy to development is careful, strategic, environmentally friendly and for long term sustainable growth.

Unfortunately, I do not hear this from the disingenuous human rights activists – their idea of development is premised on rehashed models that have created disparity and further collectively violated human rights and have done little to protect the rights of future generations. Eritrea is a country with genuine concerns for the protection of human rights and is at the forefront of its development. Further evidenced in the way mining rights have been carefully exploited and the protection of its natural resources through equitable ownership and considered development which no Eritrean would dare entrust to any opposition.

Collective rights for just development with protection of all human rights of the Eritrean People

So, in summary, any engagement with Eritrea, requires genuine concern - to ensure the protection of human rights through capacity building and best practices, that are fit for purpose – and for a nation that was built on the very premise and foundation of protecting human rights.

The map is not the territory.

And much of what is being rehashed about Eritrea is but a map – you would be best served as the Eritreans say to “come and see for yourself”.



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Corrupted Youth " Class Strugle" Hardcore Usa 2018
1. War
2. Inmigrantes
3. Wasted Youth
4. Confusion
5. Beer For Breakfast
6. Death On The Streets
7. Abuse
8. Heartless Bastards
9. Class Strugle
10. Bigotry
11. No End
12. Power For Control
13. Endless Blockades (GLSM)
14. System Corruption

Nacho: Cantante
Eugene: Cantante, Guitarra
Héctor: Guitarra
Adan: Bajo
Raúl: Batería

Corrupted Youth es una banda americana de las de antes, que practica un Hardcore con elementos de Punk, Crust Punk y Crossover, nada técnico pero si esencial y con ese sabor de los años ochenta. La banda se creo en el 2008 y están girando por todo Estados Unidos, vienen de actuar en Fresno donde tributaron a The Exploited, que están mas jubilados que en activo debido a los problemas de salud de su cantante.
Este trabajo es un recopilatorio que recoge los temas principales de su carrera. War es un cruce entre Crust Punk y Hardcore con unos coros bien potentes. Producción sucia y siempre microtemas de dos minutos o uno y medio como esquema general de este álbum. Inmigrantes.... ellos son inmigrantes latinos y tiran de letras protesta en todo momento, están en contra de la política de inmigración del presidente de Estados Unidos y nos regalan un Hardcore de manual.
En cambio Wasted Youth es el primer tema donde aparece un solo de guitarra acelerado y la esencia del Crossover que es lo que le da variedad al trabajo de esta banda, la influencia no podría resultar mas básica, es un calco de D.R.I aunque hay que decir que tienen mas energía.
Confusion es otra letra protesta que arranca con un discurso de Donald Trump, que sean una banda políticamente incorrecta les ayuda y mucho a la hora de promocionarse y por eso, pese a que solo llevan 10 años de carrera y tienen pocos lanzamientos en su haber, son una banda respetada.
Beer of Breakfast.... no faltan los temas típicos de humor en un trabajo como este. La esencia de la banda es el Punk Rock de toda la vida sin mas historia, por eso hay que pensar en The Exploited y Dead Kennedys sin mas historia.
A medida que van sucediéndose los temas nos van sonando todos iguales como No End, System Corruption o Class Struggle pero hay varios matices que llaman la atención y merecen ser comentados. El primero de ellos es la presentación que siempre hace el bajista en los cambios de ritmo que le queda muy bien al sonido de la banda. El segundo aspecto a comentar es el Punk básico con alguna pincelada de Crossover y Hardcore que tiene su música. El tercer aspecto es el buen trabajo a nivel vocal, con un cantante poderoso y muy buenos coros para apoyar el estribillo y por último ese rock incluso se permiten solos de guitarra y alguno de ellos con melodía Nwobhm lo cuál lo hace todavía mas divertido, incluso podemos encontrar paralelismos con el rock urbano nacional, una banda muy divertida.
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Kinky Angels, Issue #41: June 2016 (7 роликов)
(Jack Harrer, Andre Boleyn, Kevin Warhol, Adam Archuleta, Felix Gaul, Peter Annaud,
Dylan Maguire, Jordan Faris, Joel Birkin, Justin Sarandon)



Актёры: Jack Harrer, Andre Boleyn, Kevin Warhol, Adam Archuleta, Felix Gaul, Peter Annaud, Dylan Maguire, Jordan Faris, Joel Birkin, Justin Sarandon
Подсайт и сайт: KinkyAngels.com (now Freshmen.net)
Год производства: 2016 г.
Жанр: Anal, Bareback, Big Dicks, Blowjob, Cumshots, Facial, Interview, Kissing, Masturbation, Muscles, Rimming, Solo, Group Sex, Twinks
Продолжительность: 01:58:14
Тип HD видео: 810p
Формат видео: MP4
(1) Cover Scene - KINKY ANGELS AND FELIX with Jack Harrer, Andre Boleyn, Kevin Warhol, Adam Archuleta, Felix Gaul / 1.21 GB / 00:25:19
(2) Double Solo - JACK AND PETER with Jack Harrer and Peter Annaud / 746 MB / 00:13:17
(3) Sex Scene 2 - PETER AND JACK with Jack Harrer and Peter Annaud / 1.06 GB / 00:19:34
(4) Sex Scene 3 - DYLAN AND JORDAN with Dylan Maguire and Jordan Faris / 860 MB / 00:19:47
(5) First Sex Scene - JUSTIN AND JOEL with Joel Birkin and Justin Saradon / 1.11 GB / 00:17:29
(6) Interview - JUSTIN'S INTERVIEW with Justin Saradon / 639 MB / 00:12:06
(7) Solo - JUSTIN'S SOLO with Justin Saradon / 628 MB / 00:11:22

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