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R.I.P. Kirk Douglas, the Ragman's Son

December 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020 (aged 103)


WIKI:
Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch (Yiddish: איסר דניאלאָוויטש‎; Belarusian: Ісур Данілавіч) in Amsterdam, New York, the son of Bryna "Bertha" (née Sanglel; 1884–1958) and Herschel "Harry" Danielovitch (c. 1884–1950; citations regarding his exact year of birth differ). His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), and the family spoke Yiddish at home.

His father's brother, who immigrated earlier, used the surname Demsky, which Douglas's family adopted in the United States.

Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the United States Navy during World War II.

In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Douglas notes the hardships that he, along with six sisters and his parents, endured during their early years in Amsterdam, New York:

My father, who had been a horse trader in Russia, got himself a horse and a small wagon, and became a ragman, buying old rags, pieces of metal, and junk for pennies, nickels, and dimes.... Even on Eagle Street, in the poorest section of town, where all the families were struggling, the ragman was on the lowest rung on the ladder. And I was the ragman's son.
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MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas

#Kirk #Douglas #US #news #movie #film #Hollywood #jew #jewish #actor #photo #rip

 

#UK #police deny responsibility for poster urging parents to report kids for using #Kali #Linux


source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-police-distance-themselves-from-poster-warning-parents-to-report-kids-for-using-kali-linux/
Virtual machines, the #Tor Browser, Kali Linux, #WiFi Pineapple, #Discord, and #Metasploit are all deemed terrible finds and the poster urges parents to call the cops "so we can give advice and engage them into positive diversions."
Just a few years ago I would have been burnt at the stake.

#Danger #Warning #fail #Technology #Security #Crime #Cyber #children #news

 

#UK #police deny responsibility for poster urging parents to report kids for using #Kali #Linux


source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-police-distance-themselves-from-poster-warning-parents-to-report-kids-for-using-kali-linux/
Virtual machines, the #Tor Browser, Kali Linux, #WiFi Pineapple, #Discord, and #Metasploit are all deemed terrible finds and the poster urges parents to call the cops "so we can give advice and engage them into positive diversions."
Just a few years ago I would have been burnt at the stake.

#Danger #Warning #fail #Technology #Security #Crime #Cyber #children #news

 
**The Doomsday Clock is the call to action we all need right now**

"by Allen Hester This year, the “Doomsday Clock” has been set to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest to doomsday it’s ever been. Although some argue that it’s time to…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/02/the-doomsday-clock-is-the-call-to-action-we-all-need-right-now/

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Die Zerstörung der CDU – AKK bekommt Beratervertrag von Rezo
Die Zerstörung der CDU – AKK bekommt Beratervertrag von Rezo
#Nachrichten #News #Satire #Lustiges #Humor #Witze #Gag #Gags #Absurdes #Nonsens #Lachen #Staunen #Makabres #Skurriles #Ironie #Sarkasmus #Spott #Politik #Wissenschaft #Boulevard #Gesellschaft

 
**GOP is a ‘party of thugs’ that only enabled Trump’s post-impeachment revenge spree: columnist**

"Joan Walsh scorched the GOP as a “party of thugs” for its complicity in President Donald Trump’s shattering of institutional norms — and his post-impeachment rampage against intraparty figures and administration officials who he perceives t…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/02/gop-is-a-party-of-thugs-that-enabled-trumps-post-impeachment-revenge-spree-columnist/

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**Political historian offers a modest proposal for Mike Bloomberg**

"The mega-billionaire should be running against Trump in the Republican primaries, not as a Democrat."

https://www.alternet.org/2020/02/political-historian-offers-a-modest-proposal-for-mike-bloomberg/

#news #bot
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News | Heise: EU-Umweltagentur: Klimawandel in Europa bereits unausweichlich


Die Europäische Umweltagentur spricht von "Herausforderungen von nie da gewesener Größenordnung und Dringlichkeit".

Die EU-Staaten müssten sich darauf einstellen und zugleich alles daran setzen, die Erderwärmung abzubremsen, erklärte die EEA am Montag. "Der Klimawandel vollzieht sich schon jetzt und wird in der Zukunft gravierender werden, selbst wenn die globalen Bemühungen zur Senkung der Treibhausgase Erfolg haben", erklärte die Behörde mit Sitz in Kopenhagen. "Doch werden die Folgen viel weniger schlimm, wenn es durch Senkung der Treibhausgase gelingt, die globale Erderwärmung deutlich unter 2 °C zu halten, wie es das Pariser Abkommen vorsieht." Steige die Temperatur stärker, würde dies einen erheblich stärkeren Klimawandel bedeuten, erklärten die EU-Fachleute... (weiter)

Tags: #de #news #klimawandel #kipppunkte #eu-umweltagentur #europa #heise #2020-02-10 #ravenbird #2020-02-11

 
#News von toot.koeln

Heute haben wir unter der Domain https://send.toot.koeln/ #firefox #Send eingerichtet.

Mein Dank gilt @nipos für die technische Realisation

Wie immer gilt:
Jeder der Bedarf hat, kann den Service gerne nutzen.

Max. 1 GB für 5 Min, 1 Std. odder 1 Tag
Max. 5 Downloads pro Datei
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When I bought 86 rats... or "VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT. CRY ME A COCKROACH"

Have you ever been crushed by an ex? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to mend that broken heart. This Valentine’s Day, San Antonio Zoo is hosting our first ever ‘Cry Me a Cockroach’ event.



You will be able to name a cockroach after your ex, and we will serve it up as a snack to one of our animals for only $5. If you ex was a snake, you can even name a rat after them, and we will feed it to a reptile for $25! The certificate you will receive can be shared on your own social media pages.

On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, we will be live-streaming our ‘Cry Me A Cockroach’ feeding frenzy! Birds and reptiles from San Antonio Zoo will join in on this feast. Will your ex be offered to our animals? Tune in this Valentine’s Day to find out!

HOW TO WATCH OUR FEEDING EVENT



For the actual feeding on Valentine’s Day, we will be hosting the event at San Antonio Zoo. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the zoo, however, because we will also be streaming the feedings on Facebook Live. You can check out our Facebook page for updates here.

WHAT NAME BOTHERS YOU?



Valentine’s Day is enjoyed by millions of people, but if you’re just not feeling it this year, join San Antonio Zoo in their live cockroach feeding event.

Our ‘Cry Me A Cockroach’ promotion closes on 2/13 at 5 p.m. Only names submitted through our website will be featured through the promotion. All names will be submitted anonymously, and only first names will be displayed during the feeding event.

NAME A COCKROACH


Only $5!

NAME A RAT


Only $25!
#love #relationships #man #woman #women #rat #snake #cockroach #zoo #animals #action #video #photo #activism #activists #valentine #feminism #meetoo #usa #news

 
**GOP Missouri state rep proposes bill criminalizing public libraries’ drag queen story hours**

"There is a move underway in Missouri to not just ban certain books and library activities, but to jail the librarians who permit them. The Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act, HB…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/02/gop-missouri-state-rep-proposes-bill-criminalizing-public-libraries-drag-queen-story-hours/

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News | Zeit: Linke und Rechte: Das Hufeisen muss runter


Die Extremismustheorie besagt, Links- und Rechts-Außen berührten einander an den Enden der politischen Skala. Nach der Thüringen-Wahl hört man das wieder. Es ist falsch.

Ein Problem politischer Theorien ist, dass ein vulgäres Verständnis von ihnen die Welt in eine Hölle verwandeln kann. Karl Marx zum Beispiel hat die Wendung "Diktatur des Proletariats" etwas ungenau benutzt, um eine in seiner deterministischen Vorstellung von Geschichte künftige und nur zwischenzeitliche Dominanz der bis dato Ausgebeuteten über ihre Ausbeuter zu beschreiben. Danach sollte die klassenlose Gesellschaft folgen. Als reale Gesellschaftssysteme haben von Marx inspirierte Diktaturen im 20. Jahrhundert dann aber gemordet, unterdrückt und aller Barmherzigkeit gespottet... (weiter | grafik)

Info: Ein in meinen Augen recht ungewöhnlicher Artikel der Zeit die ich politisch eher in der neoliberal/bürgerlichen Mitte verorte, den ich Euch bitte mal zu lesen uns mir Eure Meinung dazu zu sagen. Er ist schon von 2019, aber trotzdem wie ich denke interessant. Da die Zeit von wegen Paywall immer so ein unsicherer Kandidat ist, habe ich auch gleich noch ein Bild des Artikels gemacht.

Tags: #de #news #politik #parlamentarismus #links #rechts #extremismustherapie #links #rechts #staat #system #zeit #2019-02-28 #ravenbird #2020-02-07

 

News | Telepolis: Macron: Bilanz "negativ für die Ärmsten, positiv für die Reichsten"


Die Steuer- und Wirtschaftspolitik des französischen Präsidenten bestätigt Vorurteile, stellt ein Institut fest, das 1981 von der damaligen Regierung gegründet wurde

Das Etikett "Präsident der Reichen" wird dem derzeitigen Bewohner des Elysée-Palastes Emanuel Macron nicht zu Unrecht angeheftet, rechnet ihm ein französisches Wirtschaftsinstitut vor. Dessen Analyse der Steuer- und Sozialpolitik der letzten drei Jahre zeichnet das Bild einer Umverteilung von unten nach oben: "Die Bilanz ist sehr negativ für die Ärmsten und sehr positiv für die Reichsten." (weiter)

Meine Meinung: Das bestätigt alle Vorurteile gegen Macron und zeigt das auch er nur eine neoliberale Umverteilungspolitik von Unten nach Oben fährt. Das traurige daran ist das es sog. sozialistische Regierungen die an sich nur Sozialdemokraten sind keinen Deut besser machen und das nicht nur in Frankreich. Das zeigt aber auch sehr schön das das staatlich-kapitalistische System nicht reformierbar ist, sondern beseitigt werden muss um tiefgreifende Veränderungen zu ermöglichen.

Tags: #de #news #macron #bilanz #vorurteile #umverteilung #neoliberalismus #kapitalismus #wirtschaft #mensch #staat #system #meinung #telepolis #ravenbird #2020-02-07

 

Do you know what happened to #Norway last night?


source: https://www.nrk.no/chasing-climate-change-1.14859595

norway

#climate #environment #news

 
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R.I.P. Kirk Douglas, the Ragman's Son

December 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020 (aged 103)


WIKI:
Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch (Yiddish: איסר דניאלאָוויטש‎; Belarusian: Ісур Данілавіч) in Amsterdam, New York, the son of Bryna "Bertha" (née Sanglel; 1884–1958) and Herschel "Harry" Danielovitch (c. 1884–1950; citations regarding his exact year of birth differ). His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), and the family spoke Yiddish at home.

His father's brother, who immigrated earlier, used the surname Demsky, which Douglas's family adopted in the United States.

Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the United States Navy during World War II.

In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Douglas notes the hardships that he, along with six sisters and his parents, endured during their early years in Amsterdam, New York:

My father, who had been a horse trader in Russia, got himself a horse and a small wagon, and became a ragman, buying old rags, pieces of metal, and junk for pennies, nickels, and dimes.... Even on Eagle Street, in the poorest section of town, where all the families were struggling, the ragman was on the lowest rung on the ladder. And I was the ragman's son.
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MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas

#Kirk #Douglas #US #news #movie #film #Hollywood #jew #jewish #actor #photo #rip

 
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Deutsche Bank kündigt BankCard 100 an
#Nachrichten #News #Satire #Lustiges #Humor #Witze #Gag #Gags #Absurdes #Nonsens #Lachen #Staunen #Makabres #Skurriles #Ironie #Sarkasmus #Spott #Politik #Wissenschaft #Boulevard #Gesellschaft

 
**The Iowa caucuses are still an archaic disaster — no matter who wins**

"by Hunter Today, Iowa is holding what could very well be the last of its famous first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. We don’t know for sure. The state could finally decide to…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/02/the-iowa-caucuses-are-still-an-archaic-disaster-no-matter-who-wins/

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**Pakistan court grants bail to activists, drops sedition charges**

"The Islamabad High Court dismisses 'sedition' charges against 23 rights activists arrested at a protest demonstration."

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/pakistan-court-grants-bail-activists-dismisses-charges-200203102604217.html

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Hannover (das mal zu Großbritannien gehörte) aus Versehen mit aus EU ausgetreten
Hannover (das mal zu Großbritannien gehörte) aus Versehen mit aus EU ausgetreten
#Nachrichten #News #Satire #Lustiges #Humor #Witze #Gag #Gags #Absurdes #Nonsens #Lachen #Staunen #Makabres #Skurriles #Ironie #Sarkasmus #Spott #Politik #Wissenschaft #Boulevard #Gesellschaft

 
**The case for impeachment: Why the process didn’t backfire — or enable Trump**

"An odd narrative is beginning to emerge from disparate sources in both leftist and mainstream journalistic corners that impeachment was a mistake, because Trump’s imminent acquittal by the Senate in…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/02/the-case-for-impeachment-why-the-process-didnt-backfire-or-enable-trump/

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How many bytes are in one kilobyte? … or “The price of the ONE Jewish life (and Freedom) - steady increase”

My simple arithmetic… :)

One litre = 1000 millilitres

One kilobyte = 1024 bytes

Six(!) Israeli soldiers = 4 830 killers and other bloody terrorists (prisoners exchange, 1983)

Three(!) Israeli soldiers = 1 150 “-” (prisoners exchange, 1985)

Three(!) dead Israeli soldiers = 436 “-” (prisoners exchange, 2004)

One(!) Israeli soldier (man: Gilad Shalit) = 1027 “-” (prisoners exchange, 2011)

One(!) Israeli soldier (woman: Naama Issachar) = Alexander courtyard in Jerusalem(?) [1](2020)


MORE:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilad_Shalit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_prisoners_released_by_Israel_in_the_Gilad_Shalit_prisoner_exchange
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naama_Issachar_affair

[1]WIKI: In December 2019, Israeli Justice Ministry transferred historical Alexander courtyard in Jerusalem to Russian Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, which many commenters linked to negotiating Issachar’s release.

Pidyon Shvuyim


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidyon_Shvuyim
Pidyon Shvuyim (Hebrew: פִּדְיוֹן שְׁבוּיִים, literally: Redemption of Captives) is a religious duty in Judaism to bring about the release of a fellow Jew captured by slave dealers or robbers, or imprisoned unjustly by the authorities. The release of the prisoner is typically secured by a ransom paid by the Jewish community. It is considered an important commandment in Jewish law. he Talmud calls pidyon shvuyim a “mitzvah rabbah”, a great mitzvah, as captivity is viewed as even worse than starvation and death (Bava Batra 8b).

Maimonides writes: “The redeeming of captives takes precedence over supporting the poor or clothing them. There is no greater mitzvah than redeeming captives for the problems of the captive include being hungry, thirsty, unclothed, and they are in danger of their lives too. Ignoring the need to redeem captives goes against these Torah laws: “Do not harden your heart or shut your hand against your needy fellow” (Devarim 15:7); “Do not stand idly by while your neighbor’s blood is shed” (Vayikra 19:16). And misses out on the following mitzvot: “You must surely open your hand to him or her” (Devarim 15:8); “…Love your neighbor as yourself” (Vayikra 19:18); “Rescue those who are drawn to death” (Proverbs 24:11) and "… there is no mitzvah greater than the redeeming of captives.” (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Matanot Aniyim 8:10-11). The Shulchan Aruch adds: “Every moment that one delays in freeing captives, in cases where it is possible to expedite their freedom, is considered to be tantamount to murder.” (Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De’ah 252:3)
#Naama #Issachar #Gilad #Shalit #Israel #Israeli #Defense #Forces #soldier #jew #jewish #Middle East #Zahal #army #military #IDF #photo #news #USA #free #Freedom #life

 
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Naama is free


Naama Issachar was born in the United States and moved to Israel when she was 16 years old. She holds dual U.S.-Israel citizenship.

Issachar joined the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and served as a military intelligence combat soldier. She was a “Lone Soldier,” a foreign Jewish man or woman who volunteers to serve in the IDF. Lone Soldiers account for approximately two percent of the Israeli military and are highly admired.

Naama is free, but our joy is mixed with tears



The release of a person from prison is always a joyous moment. When you’ve put your own effort into fighting for this individual’s release and you know for sure she is innocent, the joy doubles. Which is why I certainly am genuinely happy about my client Naama Issachar’s release, her return home and reunification with her loved ones. My heartfelt congratulations to all!

We have witnessed impressive solidarity with Naama on the part of Israeli society, lawyers, journalists, the diplomatic corps, and the government, including the highest-ranking officials. This is an inspiring example of effective collaboration between civil society, professional communities and the authorities. The story also deeply touched Russian journalists, lawyers, human rights activists, public figures, and ordinary people who simply cared. All of this instills the most genuine respect and appreciation.

It was impossible not to free Naama: her sentence was blatantly unjust, and we clearly exposed that fact at the hearing in the court of appeal, which received close international attention and interest, both public and non-public. The response given by the court of appeal was emblematic of the injustice that characterized this entire case: it contains 20 pages of the defense’s contentions regarding the irrefutable flaws in the sentence, and one page — a meaningless declaration — on why the defense’s claims were dismissed, without the slightest attempt to provide any substantive arguments.

And this is the very drop of poison that turns today’s simple joy into joy mixed with tears. Yes, Naama is free. But her case was a travesty of justice. She spent nine and a half months in detention, branded as a drug offender, an utterly bogus charge devoid of factual or legal grounds. Is that fair? Is that legal? Is that just? Despite the President’s assurance, everything is not okay.

(...)
MORE: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/naama-is-free-but-our-joy-is-mixed-with-tears/
About the Author
Vadim Klyuvgant, a partner at the Russian law firm Pen & Paper, is the chief lawyer in the Naama Issachar case.

WIKI: Naama Issachar affair


#Naama #Issachar #Israel #Israeli #Defense #Forces #soldiers #jew #jewish #Middle East #Zahal #army #military #IDF #photo #news #USA

 

GRETINISM. Episode 3: "Monetisation", or "Thunberg patents own name"



https://www.wionews.com/world/greta-thunberg-files-application-to-patent-her-name-and-campaign-fridays-for-future-277459

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has applied to register her name and her global campaign ''Fridays For Future'' which she had founded in 2018.

The 17-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her annoyance and to inform her followers of the future course of action of her campaign.

"My name and the #FridaysForFuture movement are constantly being used for commercial purposes without any consent whatsoever," she wrote in a post she shared her Instagram account.

She complained that "there are still people who are trying to impersonate me or falsely claim that they 'represent' me in order to communicate with high profile people, politicians, media, artists etc."

There had also been incidents of marketing, selling products and collection of money "in my and the movement's name," she wrote.

"That is why I've applied to register my name, Fridays For Future as trademarks. This action is to protect the movement and its activities."

This move would allow legitimate action against persons or companies trying to hijack her name or the movement's which are not in line with its values.

"I assure you, I and the other school strikers have absolutely no interests in trademarks. But unfortunately, it needs to be done," she said on the social network.

She insisted that the foundation would be "completely transparent," for instance, with regard to the taxes it has to pay.
#gretinism #greta #thunberg #school #girl #un #trump #usa #sweden #climategate #news #photo #climate #activist #activism #summit #greenpeace #green #earth #money #commerce #trademark #social

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Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data


Source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation
They show that the #Avast #antivirus program installed on a person's #computer collects data, and that Jumpshot repackages it into various different products that are then sold to many of the largest companies in the world.
#news #warning #internet #economy #web #browser #surfing #privacy #security #fail

 

Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data


Source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation
They show that the #Avast #antivirus program installed on a person's #computer collects data, and that Jumpshot repackages it into various different products that are then sold to many of the largest companies in the world.
#news #warning #internet #economy #web #browser #surfing #privacy #security #fail

 
**Trump told Bolton Ukraine aid contingent on probe into Democratic rivals: report**

""There is no pretense left. There are no excuses remaining," said Chris Murphy."

https://www.alternet.org/2020/01/trump-told-bolton-ukraine-aid-contingent-on-probe-into-democratic-rivals-report/

#news #bot
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Ein Ex-Mitarbeiter einer US-amerikanischen Bank packt aus - und erklärt, wie Merrill Lynch die Steuerkassen plünderte. Besonders betroffen war Deutschland.

Von Christian Salewski und Oliver Schröm

Zum ersten Mal hat ein früherer Mitarbeiter der US-amerikanischen Investment-Bank Merrill Lynch öffentlich geschildert, wie "Tax Trader" - also Steuerhändler der Bank - über Jahre hinweg die deutsche Steuerkasse mit Cum-Ex- und vergleichbaren Geschäften plünderten. Der Insider, der im Londoner Handelsraum von Merrill Lynch tätig war, berichtet dem ARD-Magazin Panorama, "Zeit Online" sowie der "New York Times" von verbotenen Preisabsprachen, Kreisgeschäften mit milliardenschweren Aktienpaketen und der bisher wenig beachteten Rolle der US-Behörden im Cum-Ex-Skandal.

Der Insider will anonym bleiben, weil er juristische Schritte seines ehemaligen Arbeitgebers sowie Angriffe von ehemaligen Kollegen fürchtet. Im Interview sagt der Ex-Mitarbeiter: "Das Tagesgeschäft fand in London statt, aber es wurde sorgfältig von Amerikanern kontrolliert." Außerdem sei das Kapital amerikanischer Anleger für die Geschäfte genutzt worden, beispielsweise aus US-Pensionsfonds. Auch die riesigen Aktienpakete, die eingesetzt wurden, seien von US-amerikanischen Anlegern gekommen.

Dass die amerikanische Investmentbank Merrill Lynch in großem Umfang steuergetriebene Aktiengeschäfte getätigt hatte, die unter den Begriffen Cum-Ex und Cum-Cum bekannt wurden, geht aus internen Dokumenten der Bank sowie aus Handelstabellen und Anzeigen von Whistleblowern bei Aufsichtsbehörden hervor, über die Panorama, "Zeit Online" und "Die Zeit" bereits 2018 berichtet hatten.

Zeugenaussagen und Ermittlungsakten zeigen, dass Hauptbeschuldigte in den derzeit laufenden Cum-Ex-Prozessen in Bonn und Wiesbaden das steuergetriebene Aktiengeschäft bei Merrill Lynch gelernt haben. Merrill Lynch und die Bank of America haben auf Fragen zu den Vorgängen nicht geantwortet.

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So funktionierten die "Cum-Ex"-Geschäfte



Investor A ist Anteilseigner eines Großkonzerns. Er besitzt Aktien im Wert von 15 Millionen Euro.

Nach Lücken im Steuersystem gesucht


Der ehemalige Mitarbeiter sagt nun, hoch spezialisierte Fachleute bei Merrill Lynch hätten ständig nach Lücken im Steuersystem gesucht, nach "diesem mikroskopisch kleinen Defekt". Daraus hätten sie dann Angriffspläne entwickelt, die wie Kochbücher funktioniert hätten. "Das kann ein 15-seitiges Dokument sein, in dem genau steht: Um 7 Uhr morgens, bevor der Markt öffnet, machen wir das. Dann dies. Dann jenes. Dann solches."

Mit diesen "Kochbüchern" hätten die Steuerhändler sekundengenaue Kreisgeschäfte mit dem Ziel organisiert, Profit aus Steuererstattungen zu generieren. "Es geht dabei nicht darum, weniger Steuern zu zahlen, es geht darum, Steuern zu kassieren, die dir nicht zustehen", so der Ex-Mitarbeiter.

Bei Cum-Ex wurde durch Absprachen unter den Beteiligten eine einmal abgeführte Steuer mehrfach per Rückerstattung kassiert. "Der Cum-Ex-Handel erfordert, dass Sie gleichzeitig verkaufen und kaufen, vier-, fünf-, sechshundert Millionen Euro einer Aktie, Sie müssen also sorgfältig koordinieren, dass die Person, die die Aktien von Ihnen kauft, sie auch durch eine andere Transaktion an Sie zurückverkauft. Das muss gleichzeitig geschehen, um sicherzustellen, dass es kein finanzielles Risiko bei der Transaktion gibt." Solche Absprachen sind verboten und ein klares Indiz für illegale Cum-Ex-Geschäfte.

Geschäfte nach Europa verlagert


2008 waren nach einer Untersuchung des US-Senats unter Senator Carl Levin steuergetriebene Aktiengeschäfte in den USA unterbunden worden. Die Investmentbanken hätten daraufhin ihre Steuergeschäfte nach Europa verlagert, so der Ex-Mitarbeiter von Merrill Lynch: "Sie haben sich sofort aus den USA zurückgezogen und einfach das Geschäft in anderen Märkten verdoppelt, vor allem in Europa."

Deutschland sei nun erst recht zum Ziel der Steuerhändler geworden, auch weil die Behörden trotz verschiedener Bemühungen Cum-Ex-Geschäfte nicht verhindert hätten. "Die Deutschen haben geglaubt, sie hätten es mit redlichen Organisationen mit guten Absichten zu tun." Dabei gingen die Steuerhändler "immer dorthin, wo sie die dicksten Geschäfte machen können".

Anzeige in Deutschland nicht bekannt


2012 hatte der Insider eine anonyme Anzeige bei der US-amerikanischen Börsenaufsichtsbehörde Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington gestellt und sie auf die Verbindungen nach Deutschland aufmerksam gemacht. In der Anzeige heißt es, die Bank habe "enorme Einnahmen aus einer betrügerischen Form des Handels mit Steuergutschriften" erzielt, die weit über die üblichen Formen steuerlicher Tricks hinaus gehe.

In Gesprächen zwischen deutschen und US-amerikanischen Steuerbehörden über Cum-Ex-Fälle im Jahr 2012 kam die Anzeige des Insiders jedoch nicht zur Sprache. Sie ist dem Bundesfinanzministerium offenbar bis heute unbekannt. Es sei "keine Zuordnung zu einem konkreten Einzelfall möglich", teilte das Ministerium auf Nachfrage mit. Die US-Börsenaufsichtsbehörde wollte die Anzeige auf Nachfrage nicht kommentieren.

Über dieses Thema berichtet Panorama am 23. Januar 2020 um 21:45 Uhr. #Nachrichten #Inland #Ausland #Wirtschaft #Sport #KulturReportage #Bericht #News #Tagesthemen #Aktuell #Neu #Neuigkeiten #Hintergrund #Information #Politik #Innenpolitik #Aussenpolitik #Video #Audio

 

The great news for Greta and her young friends: "Green-piss" included with neo-Nazis on UK counter-terror list



A counter-terrorism police document distributed to medical staff and teachers as part of anti-extremism briefings included Greenpeace, Peta and other non-violent groups as well as neo-Nazis, the Guardian has learned.

The guide, produced by Counter Terrorism Policing, is used across England as part of training for Prevent, the anti-radicalisation scheme designed to catch those at risk of committing terrorist violence.

Last week, police said documents uncovered by the Guardian that listed the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion (XR) alongside far-right extremists and jihadists were a local error.

But the list of groups viewed as a potential concern contained in the new 24-page document includes Extinction Rebellion. It also includes Greenpeace – among whose supporters are Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Gillian Anderson and Joanna Lumley – and the ocean pollution campaigners Sea Shepherd, whose supporters include Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan. Also included is Stop the Badger Cull, which is backed by Sir Brian May, the Queen guitarist.

(...) The last page of an accompanying visual guide seen by the Guardian advises people to report “any concerns identified via this document” using an online portal for reporting suspicious activity that is operated by Counter Terrorism Policing under the slogan: “Action counters terrorism”.
MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/17/greenpeace-included-with-neo-nazis-on-uk-counter-terror-list

#greenpeace #uk #england #gb #greta #thunberg #school #girl #un #usa #sweden #climategate #news #photo #climate #activist #activism #summit #ecology #protest

 

The Truth is in There: The Art of Electronics, the x-Chapters





#hackadaycolumns #interest #mischacks #news #books #booksyoushouldread #horowitzhill #theartofelectronics #xchapters #hackaday
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The Truth is in There: The Art of Electronics, the x-Chapters





#hackadaycolumns #interest #mischacks #news #books #booksyoushouldread #horowitzhill #theartofelectronics #xchapters #hackaday
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The Truth is in There: The Art of Electronics, the x-Chapters

 
**Attorney General Bill Barr is laying the groundwork to carry out his threat**

"The first thing to notice is that there is no one on the commission representing civil rights, public defenders, or community groups."

https://www.alternet.org/2020/01/attorney-general-bill-barr-is-laying-the-groundwork-to-carry-out-his-threat/

#news #bot
#news #bot

 
**DC attorney general sues Trump inaugural committee for alleged violation of nonprofit status**

"On Wednesday, Karl A. Racine, attorney general for the District of Columbia, made an announcement: Racine, according to the Washington Post, is suing President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee for allegedly…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/01/dc-attorney-general-sues-trump-inaugural-committee-for-alleged-violation-of-nonprofit-status/

#news #bot
#news #bot

 
**White House livestreams Pence speech at church — including pastor saying ‘demonic spirit’ causes homosexuality**

"Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Tennessee this weekend tp deliver a speech at a predominantly Black Memphis-area church, just one day before the nation celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/01/white-house-livestreams-pence-speech-at-church-including-pastor-saying-demonic-spirit-causes-homosexuality/

#news #bot
#news #bot

 
**Mitch McConnell’s latest bid to save Trump is about to blow up in his GOP colleagues’ faces: report**

"In a commentary for MSNBC, contributor Steve Benen echoed former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake who made the case that history will not look kindly upon Republican senators who are planning to give Donald Trump a pass in his impe…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/01/mitch-mcconnells-latest-bid-to-save-trump-is-about-to-blow-up-in-his-gop-colleagues-faces-report/

#news #bot
#news #bot

 

Ariane 5 liftoff


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On 16 January 2020, Ariane 5 flight VA251 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Konnect and GSAT-30, into their planned orbits.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Ariane 5 liftoff


Bild/Foto

Bild/Foto Image:

On 16 January 2020, Ariane 5 flight VA251 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Konnect and GSAT-30, into their planned orbits.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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News | Tagesschau: Tierrechtler decken auf - Biodiesel aus Nerzkadavern


Umgewandelte Fette aus dänischen Nerzkadavern werden in Deutschland dem Biodiesel beigemischt. Laut SWR-Recherchen erfolgt die Verwertung über ein Unternehmen in Schleswig-Holstein... (mehr)

Meine Meinung: Immer wenn man denkt das es nicht mehr beschissener werden kann, wird man eines besseren belehrt. Es lebe der Kapitalismus und die Gier des Menschen!

Tags: #de #news #biodiesel #tierkadaver #nerzkadaver #tierschutz #kapitalismus #gier #mensch #meinung #tagesschau #ravenbird #2020-01-15

 
Männer und Greta auf D*:
Ursprünglich geteilt von @J☮hn VⒶngelis **




80$ cardboard box… or How to sell bullshit for young Greta T. and her friends



Savannah design studio reimagines cardboard box as chair

Jennifer Hahn

28 November 2019

After more than a year of prototyping, Savannah studio Donttakethisthewrongway has unveiled its design for a chair that consists of a single cardboard box.

In order to make it stand the test of time, it has been carefully “over-engineered” to be resistant to both wear and water.

“I think a cardboard box has the potential of being a chair without trying to,” explained Eric Primo, one part of the three-man collective which also includes Nick Wargo and Crawford George.




“An accidental chair – maybe not better but a different kind of a chair,” he said. “It is strong yet light, and it is essentially always ‘packed’ so moving or shipping it is quite easy.”

Turning the cardboard box into a seating design that would meet the trio’s strict demands for quality and durability was a labour intensive process.

“We made several chair prototypes, all with varying structural components. They were used as chairs for over a year,” Primo told Dezeen.

“During that time, they were opened periodically to inspect their internal and external wear. We paid close attention to how each wore over time and tweaked the design based on what we learned.”

The final design takes the form of a simple cube in classic cardboard brown, adorned only with a few flourishes like the words “this closed box acts as a chair” emblazoned on the side, alongside signposting to help users discern the bottom from the top.

On the outside, the box reveals little of the days-long production process that goes into every piece.

“Each chair is handmade in our studio and begins as a double corrugated-cardboard-box die cut, that is then folded into shape,” said Primo.

“Custom scoring tools help form sharp corners and edges before each flap of the box is flattened using a foot roller to allow it to sit flat and square on the ground,” he continued. “The chair’s bottom flaps are then glued with PVA glue and pressed together.”

An internal cardboard grid structure is added for stability and to help the box keep its shape throughout use. Then, the other flaps are glued shut before a cushion is glued to the top, which is especially engineered to be both comfortable and resistant to denting.

“The cushion consists of three sheets of corrugated cardboard which are laser cut, flattened with a foot roller and glued separately with wood glue,” he explained.

“At each stage of the gluing process, boxes are clamped for 12 hours and after that they are sanded and the feet screen printed along with the other graphics.”

The trio tried out various water repellent coatings throughout the prototyping phase and finally settled on a silicon dioxide spray, which is added as the last step.

Also attached to the bottom is a shipping label, a nod to the role that cardboard boxes play in all of our lives.

MORE BLAH-BLAH…

Photo: Adele Trefry

#greta #thunberg #climategate #news #photo #climate #activist #activism #ecology #protest #news #cardboard #joke #humor

 
Männer und Greta auf D*:
Ursprünglich geteilt von @J☮hn VⒶngelis **




80$ cardboard box… or How to sell bullshit for young Greta T. and her friends



Savannah design studio reimagines cardboard box as chair

Jennifer Hahn

28 November 2019

After more than a year of prototyping, Savannah studio Donttakethisthewrongway has unveiled its design for a chair that consists of a single cardboard box.

In order to make it stand the test of time, it has been carefully “over-engineered” to be resistant to both wear and water.

“I think a cardboard box has the potential of being a chair without trying to,” explained Eric Primo, one part of the three-man collective which also includes Nick Wargo and Crawford George.




“An accidental chair – maybe not better but a different kind of a chair,” he said. “It is strong yet light, and it is essentially always ‘packed’ so moving or shipping it is quite easy.”

Turning the cardboard box into a seating design that would meet the trio’s strict demands for quality and durability was a labour intensive process.

“We made several chair prototypes, all with varying structural components. They were used as chairs for over a year,” Primo told Dezeen.

“During that time, they were opened periodically to inspect their internal and external wear. We paid close attention to how each wore over time and tweaked the design based on what we learned.”

The final design takes the form of a simple cube in classic cardboard brown, adorned only with a few flourishes like the words “this closed box acts as a chair” emblazoned on the side, alongside signposting to help users discern the bottom from the top.

On the outside, the box reveals little of the days-long production process that goes into every piece.

“Each chair is handmade in our studio and begins as a double corrugated-cardboard-box die cut, that is then folded into shape,” said Primo.

“Custom scoring tools help form sharp corners and edges before each flap of the box is flattened using a foot roller to allow it to sit flat and square on the ground,” he continued. “The chair’s bottom flaps are then glued with PVA glue and pressed together.”

An internal cardboard grid structure is added for stability and to help the box keep its shape throughout use. Then, the other flaps are glued shut before a cushion is glued to the top, which is especially engineered to be both comfortable and resistant to denting.

“The cushion consists of three sheets of corrugated cardboard which are laser cut, flattened with a foot roller and glued separately with wood glue,” he explained.

“At each stage of the gluing process, boxes are clamped for 12 hours and after that they are sanded and the feet screen printed along with the other graphics.”

The trio tried out various water repellent coatings throughout the prototyping phase and finally settled on a silicon dioxide spray, which is added as the last step.

Also attached to the bottom is a shipping label, a nod to the role that cardboard boxes play in all of our lives.

MORE BLAH-BLAH…

Photo: Adele Trefry

#greta #thunberg #climategate #news #photo #climate #activist #activism #ecology #protest #news #cardboard #joke #humor

 
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Bon Appétit ... or The delicate smell of her cunt (75$ only!)


By Amanda Prestigiacomo
January 10th, 2020
Gywneth Paltrow Is Selling A Candle That Smells Like Her Vagina

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is selling a candle that smells like her vagina at $75 a pop for her lifestyle and wellness company Goop. The name of the candle is none other than, you guessed it, “This Smells Like My Vagina.”

Paltrow first came across a scent that she said reminded her of the smell of her own vagina, she claims. The scent was then finalized for the “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle, which reportedly sold out within hours of its test run.

“This candle started as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and GP — the two were working on a fragrance, and she blurted out, ‘Uhhh … this smells like a vagina,'” Goop outlined.

The smell then “evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent,” according to the company.

“That turned out to be perfect as a candle — we did a test run … and it sold out within hours,” Goop bragged. “It’s a blend of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed that puts us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth.”

Goop, clearly, is not a traditional brand. In 2018, for example, the wellness company settled a six-figure lawsuit surrounding their “vagina eggs,” which were promoted to help regulate females’ hormones and negate menstrual cramps.

“It turns out, contrary to Goop’s advice, shoving a large egg made out of a porous mineral into the recesses of your lady-regions may not be the best treatment for conditions like endometriosis,” The Daily Wire reported. “Apparently, Goop knew — or, according to a complaint filed by the California consumer protection office, Goop should have known before they marketed this product, as well as a ‘flower essence’ they claimed treated depression, to consumers on their website.”

“The health and money of Santa Clara County residents should never be put at risk by misleading advertising,” the attorney for the California consumer protection office said in a statement. “We will vigilantly protect consumers against companies that promise health benefits without the support of good science … or any science.”

Paltrow again made headlines for her “progressive” ways last month, this time for gifting herself a vibrator for Christmas.

The Daily Wire reported on the ad:

After Gwyneth shakes herself up a couple of Martinis, the narrator says “someone’s double-fisting” as she struts through the kitchen with her libations.

“The holidays are work, so don’t be afraid to ask for help with lighting, and food, and style, and hair, and hair, and hair,” the narrator cheekily continues. “Find your favorite look, or eleven of them. Look fabulous in each one, and get super high… In your heels, of course.”

The ad then takes a salacious turn by reminding people to treat themselves to a little self-service, but only after doing “something for others.”

“Do something for others but don’t forget about No. 1,” the narrator says as Paltrow pulls a vibrator from a Christmas stocking and keeps it for herself. “Yes, that is a vibrator.”

The ad finishes with the narrator wishing everyone a “happy holidays from G. Label.”
https://www.dailywire.com/news/gywneth-paltro-is-selling-a-candle-that-smells-like-her-vagina

#feminism #activism #vagina #candle #lifestyle #wellness #perfume #news #photo #women #woman #joke #humor

 
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80$ cardboard box... or How to sell bullshit for young Greta T. and her friends

Savannah design studio reimagines cardboard box as chair

Jennifer Hahn
28 November 2019

After more than a year of prototyping, Savannah studio Donttakethisthewrongway has unveiled its design for a chair that consists of a single cardboard box.

In order to make it stand the test of time, it has been carefully "over-engineered" to be resistant to both wear and water.

"I think a cardboard box has the potential of being a chair without trying to," explained Eric Primo, one part of the three-man collective which also includes Nick Wargo and Crawford George.

"An accidental chair – maybe not better but a different kind of a chair," he said. "It is strong yet light, and it is essentially always 'packed' so moving or shipping it is quite easy."

Turning the cardboard box into a seating design that would meet the trio's strict demands for quality and durability was a labour intensive process.

"We made several chair prototypes, all with varying structural components. They were used as chairs for over a year," Primo told Dezeen.

"During that time, they were opened periodically to inspect their internal and external wear. We paid close attention to how each wore over time and tweaked the design based on what we learned."

The final design takes the form of a simple cube in classic cardboard brown, adorned only with a few flourishes like the words "this closed box acts as a chair" emblazoned on the side, alongside signposting to help users discern the bottom from the top.

On the outside, the box reveals little of the days-long production process that goes into every piece.

"Each chair is handmade in our studio and begins as a double corrugated-cardboard-box die cut, that is then folded into shape," said Primo.

"Custom scoring tools help form sharp corners and edges before each flap of the box is flattened using a foot roller to allow it to sit flat and square on the ground," he continued. "The chair's bottom flaps are then glued with PVA glue and pressed together."

An internal cardboard grid structure is added for stability and to help the box keep its shape throughout use. Then, the other flaps are glued shut before a cushion is glued to the top, which is especially engineered to be both comfortable and resistant to denting.

"The cushion consists of three sheets of corrugated cardboard which are laser cut, flattened with a foot roller and glued separately with wood glue," he explained.

"At each stage of the gluing process, boxes are clamped for 12 hours and after that they are sanded and the feet screen printed along with the other graphics."

The trio tried out various water repellent coatings throughout the prototyping phase and finally settled on a silicon dioxide spray, which is added as the last step.

Also attached to the bottom is a shipping label, a nod to the role that cardboard boxes play in all of our lives.
MORE BLAH-BLAH...

Photo: Adele Trefry

#greta #thunberg #climategate #news #photo #climate #activist #activism #ecology #protest #news #cardboard #joke #humor