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The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 
#politics #US #humour #humor

The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 
#politics #US #humour #humor

The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 
Ab 2 Uhr MEZ könnt Ihr heute Nacht piratig die #US-Wahlen verfolgen mit den @USPirates
#ElectionNight
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/USPirates/status/1323702736848760833]Polls are open. Our election night live stream starts today at 8pm Eastern. Catch it at:

YouTube: A Pirate Take on the 2020 US Election (United States Pirate Party)

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There is one place in the world where a map of #COVID19 cases & deaths reveals a straight line, with a huge amount of disease on one side, very little on the other | Laurie Garrett on Twitter

The 3000+ mile border US/#Canada It's stark. MORE https://t.co/GB87cNcSXD" / Twitter
https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett/status/1321627987847139329

#CoronaVirus #covid-19 #pandemic #US #Canada #politics #USPolitics #health #medicine
 
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There is one place in the world where a map of #COVID19 cases & deaths reveals a straight line, with a huge amount of disease on one side, very little on the other | Laurie Garrett on Twitter

The 3000+ mile border US/#Canada It's stark. MORE https://t.co/GB87cNcSXD" / Twitter
https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett/status/1321627987847139329

#CoronaVirus #covid-19 #pandemic #US #Canada #politics #USPolitics #health #medicine
 

#DonaldTrump's #Twitter account #hacked after Dutch researcher guessed #password | #US news | The Guardian


This is priceless.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/22/trump-twitter-hacked-dutch-researcher-password

#Security #CyberSecurity
 

#DonaldTrump's #Twitter account #hacked after Dutch researcher guessed #password | #US news | The Guardian


This is priceless.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/22/trump-twitter-hacked-dutch-researcher-password

#Security #CyberSecurity
 
Kleiner Service-Tweet:

#Twitter hat vorübergehend die Retweet-Funktion geändert, so dass man bewusster (in Bezug auf die #US-Wahl) Dinge retweetet. Wenn ihr normal retweeten wollt, einfach ohne Inhalt reposten.
#PIRATENinformieren
 

Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election


https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/08/mass-direct-action-might-be-the-only-way-to-stop-trump-from-stealing-the-election/
“Authoritarian rulers fear peaceful resistance above all else.”
#us #politics #election #democracy #activism #DirectAction
Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election
 

Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election


https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/08/mass-direct-action-might-be-the-only-way-to-stop-trump-from-stealing-the-election/
“Authoritarian rulers fear peaceful resistance above all else.”
#us #politics #election #democracy #activism #DirectAction
Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election
 

Palantir filed to go public. The firm's unethical technology should horrify us | Technology | The Guardian

Palantir powers Ice immigration raids, the defense sector and police surveillance. It is the big tobacco of the tech world.
We must all demand that Palantir stop its unethical practices. Investors must use their financial leverage, workers must speak to executives, legislators must investigate and the streets must protest – loudly and consistently.
In the UK we were warned about this company by Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr. Now many Americans are learning about them, some the hard way.

#politics #immigration #refugees #US #Palantir
 

Palantir filed to go public. The firm's unethical technology should horrify us | Technology | The Guardian

Palantir powers Ice immigration raids, the defense sector and police surveillance. It is the big tobacco of the tech world.
We must all demand that Palantir stop its unethical practices. Investors must use their financial leverage, workers must speak to executives, legislators must investigate and the streets must protest – loudly and consistently.
In the UK we were warned about this company by Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr. Now many Americans are learning about them, some the hard way.

#politics #immigration #refugees #US #Palantir
 

U.S. Will Sanction Other Countries For Not Enforcing UN Sanctions That Do Not Exist


#US #UN #Sanctions #politics

"Yesterday U.S. Secretary of State Mike #Pompeo attempted to trigger the 'snapback' of UN sanctions against #Iran. He failed.

The snapback option is part of the Dispute Resolution Mechanism that is laid out in article 36 and 37 of the nuclear deal with Iran. The UN Security Council adopted the deal in its resolution 2231. When the U.S. move was first announced we explained in detail why the it would fail and summarized:

[...]
 

U.S. Will Sanction Other Countries For Not Enforcing UN Sanctions That Do Not Exist


#US #UN #Sanctions #politics

"Yesterday U.S. Secretary of State Mike #Pompeo attempted to trigger the 'snapback' of UN sanctions against #Iran. He failed.

The snapback option is part of the Dispute Resolution Mechanism that is laid out in article 36 and 37 of the nuclear deal with Iran. The UN Security Council adopted the deal in its resolution 2231. When the U.S. move was first announced we explained in detail why the it would fail and summarized:

[...]
 
Good heavens. this analysis by CNN (read the text; the video is about Covid-19) of the situation for the UK is realistic and frightening at the same time.

Quarrelling with every major partner, China, US, EU, at the same time seems like playing multidimensional chess, a game only the most gifted of politicians would be able to do, if at all.

Lowering food standards would please the US, but prevents exports to the EU.
Blocking Huawei did please the US, but it enraged China.
The EU is alienated by the foul rhetoric, the arrogant stubbornness and the refusal to compromise. Dictating terms is not negotiating!
Ignoring signed deals, even as recent as the WA, is a perfect way to make sure nobody trusts anything anymore of what you say, write or even sign, without solid juridical guarantees.

The commonwealth countries, such as India and Australia have been friendly saying their priorities lie elsewhere and the US is having to deal with domestic problems, elections and China first.

It seems, in reality, nobody is considering the UK a 'must-have-at-all-cost' partner. As the UK is trying to find its place in the world, the potential trading partners are friendly showing her to her seat in the corner.
For half the population this will not come as a surprise, but the other half will have to adapt its self-image somewhat.

#Brexit #UK #US #EU #China
 
Good heavens. this analysis by CNN (read the text; the video is about Covid-19) of the situation for the UK is realistic and frightening at the same time.

Quarrelling with every major partner, China, US, EU, at the same time seems like playing multidimensional chess, a game only the most gifted of politicians would be able to do, if at all.

Lowering food standards would please the US, but prevents exports to the EU.
Blocking Huawei did please the US, but it enraged China.
The EU is alienated by the foul rhetoric, the arrogant stubbornness and the refusal to compromise. Dictating terms is not negotiating!
Ignoring signed deals, even as recent as the WA, is a perfect way to make sure nobody trusts anything anymore of what you say, write or even sign, without solid juridical guarantees.

The commonwealth countries, such as India and Australia have been friendly saying their priorities lie elsewhere and the US is having to deal with domestic problems, elections and China first.

It seems, in reality, nobody is considering the UK a 'must-have-at-all-cost' partner. As the UK is trying to find its place in the world, the potential trading partners are friendly showing her to her seat in the corner.
For half the population this will not come as a surprise, but the other half will have to adapt its self-image somewhat.

#Brexit #UK #US #EU #China
 
#Police: Last Week Tonight with John #Oliver
#US #USA #BLM



...speachless
 
#PIRATEN - Rundschau 07.06.2020
Dies ist ein Artikel der @USPirates, den wir gern weiterverbreiten:
"#US-PIRATEN unterstützen friedliche Proteste gegen #Polizeigewalt und #Rassismus.
piratenpartei.de/2020/06/03/us-…
#GeorgeFloyd #icantbreathe #BlackLivesMatter #WeAreAllAntifaNow
US-PIRATEN unterstützen friedliche Proteste gegen Polizeigewalt und Rassismus
 
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Elon Musk: "The trampoline is working!" :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZkfrjwoEMI EN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8fvWZPIIo0 RU

[The Moscow Times]

Russian space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin once ridiculed the lack of a U.S. manned flight programme, saying it might as well "deliver its astronauts to the ISS by using a trampoline".

Six years later Elon Musk and NASA had the last laugh.

"The trampoline is working," quipped the 48-year-old U.S. entrepreneur at a post-flight news conference alongside NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Both men laughed. "It's an inside joke," Musk added.

On Saturday, his SpaceX made history by becoming the first commercial company to send humans into orbit.

The U.S. feat and Musk's joke set Russian social media alight, with wits ridiculing Rogozin, and the Russian space chief's name began trending on Twitter.

"How do you like this, Dmitry Rogozin?" one critic prodded.

Russia still prides itself on sending the first human into orbit in 1961 and other achievements of the Soviet-era space programme.

Rogozin has remained conspicuously silent but his spokesman was forced to react.

"We don't really understand the hysteria sparked by the successful launch of a Crew Dragon spacecraft," spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko said on Twitter.

"What should have happened a long time ago happened," he added.

While cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos executive director for crewed space programmes, saluted the US achievement in a brief video address, not everyone was in such a gracious mood.

Alexey Pushkov, a member of the upper house of parliament, declared Saturday's flight was not a big deal.

"This is a flight to the International Space Station, not to Mars," he said on messaging app Telegram.

He pronounced it time to stop ferrying Americans to the orbiting lab.

"Russia needs spaces for its own young cosmonauts."

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/trampoline-is-working-musk-taunts-russia-a70433
(c) Photo: MK

#NASA #SpaceX #Falcon #rocket #Dragon #astronauts #Earth #Station #news #photo #video #Musk #US #USA #technology #America #lang ru #roskosmos #russia #trampoline #батут #politics
 
am 31. Mai 1987, heute vor 33 Jahren, wurde das #Helms #Amendment (#Einreiseverbot für Menschen mit #HIV und #Aids in die #USA) beschlossen - benannt nach dem 2008 verstorbenen #ultrakonservativen #US #Senator Jesse Helms, einer der aggressivsten Kämpfer gegen Rechte von #Schwulen und #Lesben in den #USA
Jesse Helms (1921 – 2008)
 
am 31. Mai 1987, heute vor 33 Jahren, wurde das #Helms #Amendment (#Einreiseverbot für Menschen mit #HIV und #Aids in die #USA) beschlossen - benannt nach dem 2008 verstorbenen #ultrakonservativen #US #Senator Jesse Helms, einer der aggressivsten Kämpfer gegen Rechte von #Schwulen und #Lesben in den #USA
Jesse Helms (1921 – 2008)
 
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LIFT OFF!



P.S. God Bless America. Thank you, Elon!


#NASA #SpaceX #Falcon #rocket #Dragon #astronauts #Earth #Station #news #photo #video #Musk #US #USA #technology #America

Photo: Steve Jurvetson, 2019. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
 
#Verschwörungstheorien gibt es nicht erst in Zeiten von #Corona - im Frühjahr 1985, vor 35 Jahren, 'entwickelte' Prof. Jakob #Segal die Fort- #Detrick- These, #Aids sei ursprünglich in geheimen Labors des #US #Militärs entwickelt und als #Biowaffe eingesetzt worden ... eine #Desinformation der #Stasi unter dem Namen #Operation #Denver
Operation Denver – Aids-Desinformation von KGB und Stasi – Jakob Segals Fort-Detrick-These
 
#Verschwörungstheorien gibt es nicht erst in Zeiten von #Corona - im Frühjahr 1985, vor 35 Jahren, 'entwickelte' Prof. Jakob #Segal die Fort- #Detrick- These, #Aids sei ursprünglich in geheimen Labors des #US #Militärs entwickelt und als #Biowaffe eingesetzt worden ... eine #Desinformation der #Stasi unter dem Namen #Operation #Denver
Operation Denver – Aids-Desinformation von KGB und Stasi – Jakob Segals Fort-Detrick-These
 
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The Amphibious Warship USS Portland Has Shot Down A Drone With Its New High-Power Laser

The successful test of the powerful laser is a major step forward for the Navy's directed energy weapons ambitions.


By Joseph TrevithickMay 22, 2020
The San Antonio class landing platform dock USS Portland has successfully knocked down a small drone using its new laser directed energy weapon. The ship was first spotted with the system installed as it left its homeport in San Diego California in December 2019, which The War Zone was first to report.

The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet announced the test of Portland's laser weapon, which is formally known as the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) Mk 2 Mod 0, on May 22, 2020. The test itself took place on May 16 at an unspecified location in the Pacific Ocean. The service described the event as "the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser," but did not say if this was the first time that the ship has actually fired the weapon.

"The Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator is a unique capability the Portland gets to test and operate for the Navy, while paving the way for future weapons systems," Navy Captain Karrey Sanders, Portland's commanding officer, said in a statement. "By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and small crafts, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator against potential threats."

Northrop Grumman developed the LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 for the Navy as part of the Solid-State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program and delivered it to San Diego for installation on Portland in late 2019, something The War Zone was also first to report. The service had announced that the San Antonio class ship would be the first to carry this laser weapon back in 2018 and had originally planned to conduct the first at-sea tests by the end of September 2019.

The Navy expects the 150-kilowatt class LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 to primarily provide ships with an additional line of defense against unmanned aircraft and small boat swarms. The laser can also act as a dazzler, blinding optical sensors and seekers. The full system can use its own integrated full-motion video cameras, which are used to track targets and aim the weapon, to conduct surveillance, as well.

The SSL-TM program is just one of four active programs that the service is working on as part of the Navy Laser Family of Systems, which will hopefully serve as stepping stones to more powerful and otherwise capable laser weapons in the future. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Dewey is also now equipped with what looks to be an initial version of the Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system, another naval directed energy development that The War Zone was first to report on and that you can find out more about in this past piece.
MORE:





https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33634/the-amphibious-warship-uss-portland-has-shot-down-a-drone-with-its-new-high-power-laser

#laser #gun #weapon #war #army #military #navy #US #news #USS #Portland #warship #news #photo #video #science
 

The Amphibious Warship USS Portland Has Shot Down A Drone With Its New High-Power Laser

The successful test of the powerful laser is a major step forward for the Navy's directed energy weapons ambitions.


By Joseph TrevithickMay 22, 2020
The San Antonio class landing platform dock USS Portland has successfully knocked down a small drone using its new laser directed energy weapon. The ship was first spotted with the system installed as it left its homeport in San Diego California in December 2019, which The War Zone was first to report.

The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet announced the test of Portland's laser weapon, which is formally known as the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) Mk 2 Mod 0, on May 22, 2020. The test itself took place on May 16 at an unspecified location in the Pacific Ocean. The service described the event as "the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser," but did not say if this was the first time that the ship has actually fired the weapon.

"The Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator is a unique capability the Portland gets to test and operate for the Navy, while paving the way for future weapons systems," Navy Captain Karrey Sanders, Portland's commanding officer, said in a statement. "By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and small crafts, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator against potential threats."

Northrop Grumman developed the LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 for the Navy as part of the Solid-State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program and delivered it to San Diego for installation on Portland in late 2019, something The War Zone was also first to report. The service had announced that the San Antonio class ship would be the first to carry this laser weapon back in 2018 and had originally planned to conduct the first at-sea tests by the end of September 2019.

The Navy expects the 150-kilowatt class LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 to primarily provide ships with an additional line of defense against unmanned aircraft and small boat swarms. The laser can also act as a dazzler, blinding optical sensors and seekers. The full system can use its own integrated full-motion video cameras, which are used to track targets and aim the weapon, to conduct surveillance, as well.

The SSL-TM program is just one of four active programs that the service is working on as part of the Navy Laser Family of Systems, which will hopefully serve as stepping stones to more powerful and otherwise capable laser weapons in the future. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Dewey is also now equipped with what looks to be an initial version of the Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system, another naval directed energy development that The War Zone was first to report on and that you can find out more about in this past piece.
MORE:





https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33634/the-amphibious-warship-uss-portland-has-shot-down-a-drone-with-its-new-high-power-laser

#laser #gun #weapon #war #army #military #navy #US #news #USS #Portland #warship #news #photo #video #science
 
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The Amphibious Warship USS Portland Has Shot Down A Drone With Its New High-Power Laser

The successful test of the powerful laser is a major step forward for the Navy's directed energy weapons ambitions.


By Joseph TrevithickMay 22, 2020
The San Antonio class landing platform dock USS Portland has successfully knocked down a small drone using its new laser directed energy weapon. The ship was first spotted with the system installed as it left its homeport in San Diego California in December 2019, which The War Zone was first to report.

The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet announced the test of Portland's laser weapon, which is formally known as the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) Mk 2 Mod 0, on May 22, 2020. The test itself took place on May 16 at an unspecified location in the Pacific Ocean. The service described the event as "the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser," but did not say if this was the first time that the ship has actually fired the weapon.

"The Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator is a unique capability the Portland gets to test and operate for the Navy, while paving the way for future weapons systems," Navy Captain Karrey Sanders, Portland's commanding officer, said in a statement. "By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and small crafts, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator against potential threats."

Northrop Grumman developed the LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 for the Navy as part of the Solid-State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program and delivered it to San Diego for installation on Portland in late 2019, something The War Zone was also first to report. The service had announced that the San Antonio class ship would be the first to carry this laser weapon back in 2018 and had originally planned to conduct the first at-sea tests by the end of September 2019.

The Navy expects the 150-kilowatt class LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 to primarily provide ships with an additional line of defense against unmanned aircraft and small boat swarms. The laser can also act as a dazzler, blinding optical sensors and seekers. The full system can use its own integrated full-motion video cameras, which are used to track targets and aim the weapon, to conduct surveillance, as well.

The SSL-TM program is just one of four active programs that the service is working on as part of the Navy Laser Family of Systems, which will hopefully serve as stepping stones to more powerful and otherwise capable laser weapons in the future. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Dewey is also now equipped with what looks to be an initial version of the Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system, another naval directed energy development that The War Zone was first to report on and that you can find out more about in this past piece.
MORE:





https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33634/the-amphibious-warship-uss-portland-has-shot-down-a-drone-with-its-new-high-power-laser

#laser #gun #weapon #war #army #military #navy #US #news #USS #Portland #warship #news #photo #video #science
 
#US and #UK ‘lead push against global #patent pool for #Covid-19 drugs’ | World news | The Guardian

Isn’t it ironic that the free market and competition freaks are the ones who are all up for granting state-sponsored monopolies on therapeutics treatments of a #pandemic?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/17/us-and-uk-lead-push-against-global-patent-pool-for-covid-19-drugs
 
In the macabre comparison of the #Covid-19 #pandemic, the #UK has now overtaken #Italy to be behind only the #US and #Spain in terms of number of infections. Meanwhile, #Russia is coming up on the inside fast.
 

U.S. airlines asking for a massive bailout spent billions on buybacks - The Washington Post


#politics #US

U.S. airlines want a $50 billion bailout. They spent $45 billion buying back their stock.

What about communism now?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/06/bailout-coronavirus-airlines/
 

U.S. airlines asking for a massive bailout spent billions on buybacks - The Washington Post


#politics #US

U.S. airlines want a $50 billion bailout. They spent $45 billion buying back their stock.

What about communism now?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/06/bailout-coronavirus-airlines/
 
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