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ESA commissions world’s first space debris removal








ClearSpace-1 will be the first space mission to remove an item of debris from orbit, planned for launch in 2025. The mission is being procured as a service contract with a start-up-led commercial consortium, to help establish a new market for in-orbit servicing, as well as debris removal.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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ESA commissions world’s first space debris removal








ClearSpace-1 will be the first space mission to remove an item of debris from orbit, planned for launch in 2025. The mission is being procured as a service contract with a start-up-led commercial consortium, to help establish a new market for in-orbit servicing, as well as debris removal.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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News | Tagesschau: Plan des Umweltbundesamts - Bis zu 70 Cent mehr für den Sprit


Keine Pendlerpauschale mehr, deutlich höhere Spritpreise und ein Tempolimit: Das Umweltbundesamt hat laut "Süddeutscher Zeitung" einen eigenen Plan erarbeitet, wie Deutschland seine Klimaziele im Verkehr erreichen könnte.

Um die deutschen Klimaziele im Verkehr zu erreichen, sind nach Einschätzung des Umweltbundesamtes drastische Einschnitte nötig. Alle Privilegien etwa für Dienstwagen und Dieselkraftstoffe müssten wegfallen, auch die Pendlerpauschale müsse abgeschafft werden, berichtete die "Süddeutsche Zeitung" unter Berufung auf eine interne Studie des Umweltbundesamtes. Die Klimaziele im Verkehr seien "ambitioniert, aber machbar", hieße es in dem Papier. Entscheidend sei allerdings ein Ausgleich sozialer Härten...

Tags: #de #news #deutschland #umweltbundesamt #benzinkosten #mobilität #pendlerpauschale #verkehr #klima #klimaziele #tagesschau #ravenbird #2019-12-05

 

News | Tagesschau: Klimarisiko-Index - Wetterextreme treffen Deutschland hart


Weltweit war Deutschland 2018 am drittstärksten von Wetterextremen betroffen. Das geht aus dem Klimarisiko-Index von Germanwatch hervor. Die Folgen des Klimawandels kosten Milliarden - und Menschenleben...

Tags: #de #news #klimawandel #klimaerhitzung qklimarisiko #wetterextreme #deutschland #tagesschau #ravenbird #2019-12-04

 
**Experts warn world may face 5°C rise by century’s end after hottest decade on record**

"As the decade comes to a close, the world’s top climate scientists warned Tuesday that policymakers’ continued failure to curb the warming of the planet could lead to a global temperature…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/12/experts-warn-world-may-face-5c-rise-by-centurys-end-after-hottest-decade-on-record/

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**U.N. secretary-general warns the climate’s ‘point of no return’ is already ‘hurtling toward us’**

"The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, offered a bleak warning about the future of the planet if world leaders fail to implement a meaningful solution to climate change. After telling reporters…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/12/u-n-secretary-general-warns-the-climates-point-of-no-return-is-already-hurtling-toward-us/

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News | Tagesschau: Agrar-Gipfel im Kanzleramt - "Politik hat versäumt, Weichen zu stellen"


Angela Merkel und Julia Klöckner empfangen heute wütende Bauern. Ihr Protest sei verständlich, sagt Agrarwissenschaftler Wiggering im tagesschau.de-Interview. Die Politik habe die Probleme zu lange ignoriert...

Tags: #de #news #landwirtschaft #bauern #regierung #staat #system #konsum #menschen #kapitalismus #versagen #agrar-gipfel #tagesschau #ravenbird #2019-12-02

 
**Giuliani urged Pompeo to oust Yovanovitch from Ukraine post: Newly released documents**

"When diplomat Marie L. Yovanovitch (former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine) publicly testified as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, she made it clear that Trump’s personal attorney,…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/giuliani-urged-pompeo-to-oust-yovanovitch-from-ukraine-post-newly-released-documents/

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**Legal experts weigh in on Giuliani’s ‘jaw-dropping’ deal with Ukrainian oligarch: ‘Explicit, criminal corruption’**

"Rudy Giuliani’s name has come up many times during the public testimony for the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, often confirming that in Ukraine, the Trump attorney and…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/legal-experts-weigh-in-on-giulianis-jaw-dropping-deal-with-ukrainian-oligarch-explicit-criminal-corruption/

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**Fundamentalism and authoritarianism: How the party of ‘law and order’ become the party of crooks and crime**

"Whatever happened to the Republicans as the “party of law and order”? True, Richard Nixon, who first branded the party that way, was lying when he famously said, “I am…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/fundamentalism-and-authoritarianism-how-the-party-of-law-and-order-become-the-party-of-crooks-and-crime/

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**Bestselling Yale historian on life after Trump: If we want to save America, ending his presidency is only the beginning**

"There will come a time when Donald Trump is no longer president of the United States. The Democrats may defeat Trump in 2020, sending him back to one of his…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/bestselling-yale-historian-on-life-after-trump-if-we-want-to-save-america-ending-his-presidency-is-only-the-beginning/

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Sacha Baron Cohen: Facebook would have let Hitler post Jewish ‘solution’ ads

Jewish comedian and actor slams social media platforms as ‘greatest propaganda machine in history,’ reserves much of his outrage for Mark Zuckerberg


By Josefin Dolsten
Times of Israel
22 November 2019, 8:20 am
NEW YORK (JTA) — Baron Cohen has slammed the social media industry and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, saying the site would have let Adolf Hitler post 30-second ads on his ‘solution’ to the ‘Jewish problem.’”

Photo: videocapture

Cohen made a career out of playing absurd comedic characters, from the dopey Brit Ali G to the Kazakh journalist Borat to the Israeli veteran Erran Morad. He rarely gives interviews and stays relatively far from the movie star limelight.

But on Thursday, Cohen tossed aside the humorous facade to excoriate the social media industry and the “autocracy” he says it promotes in a non-ironic speech.

After receiving the international leadership award from the Anti-Defamation League at its annual conference at the Javits Center in Manhattan, the British Jewish comedian slammed social media sites as the “greatest propaganda machine in history” — reserving most of his 15-minute speech to specifically critique Facebook and its CEO Zuckerberg.
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“Facebook, YouTube and Google, Twitter and others — they reach billions of people. The algorithms these platforms depend on deliberately amplify the type of content that keeps users engaged — stories that appeal to our baser instincts and that trigger outrage and fear,” Cohen said. “It’s why YouTube recommended videos by the conspiracist Alex Jones billions of times. It’s why fake news outperforms real news, because studies show that lies spread faster than truth.

“And it’s no surprise that the greatest propaganda machine in history has spread the oldest conspiracy theory in history — the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous. As one headline put it, ‘Just Think What Goebbels Could Have Done with Facebook.‘”

Cohen spent a significant part of his speech criticizing a recent address Zuckerberg gave at Georgetown University in which the Facebook founder spoke about the importance of upholding free expression on social media. Cohen called out Facebook for allowing political ads on its platform without verifying the veracity of their claims. Twitter and Google have recently taken steps to ban such ads.

“Under this twisted logic, if Facebook were around in the 1930s, it would have allowed Hitler to post 30-second ads on his ‘solution’ to the ‘Jewish problem,’” Cohen said, saying the site should fact check all political ads.

The actor also urged social media sites to consider delaying real-time posts that could spread hateful content, citing the gunman who attacked two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed his attack.

“Why can’t we have more of a delay so this trauma-inducing filth can be caught and stopped before it’s posted in the first place?” he asked.

Cohen said that social media companies should be held responsible for the content spread on their sites, referencing a federal law that shields them from liability for specific posts.

“Maybe it’s time to tell Mark Zuckerberg and the CEOs of these companies: You already allowed one foreign power to interfere in our elections, you already facilitated one genocide in Myanmar, do it again and you go to jail,” Cohen said.

“On the internet, everything can appear equally legitimate. Breitbart resembles the BBC. The fictitious Protocols of the Elders of Zion look as valid as an ADL report. And the rantings of a lunatic seem as credible as the findings of a Nobel Prize winner. We have lost, it seems, a shared sense of the basic facts upon which democracy depends.”

The speech was not completely devoid of humor — Cohen joked about a key Jewish adviser for President Donald Trump.

“Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry,” he said. “And to be clear, when I say ‘racism, hate and bigotry,’ I’m not referring to the names of Stephen Miller’s Labradoodles.”

Cohen additionally addressed the idea that he promotes anti-Semitic stereotypes in his movies, which groups like the ADL have criticized in the past.

“Now I’m not going to claim that everything I’ve done has been for a higher purpose,” he said. “But when Borat was able to get an entire bar in Arizona to sing ‘Throw the Jew down the well,’ it did reveal people’s indifference to anti-Semitism.”

Cohen said he has been “passionate about challenging bigotry and intolerance” his entire life and wrote an undergraduate thesis on the American civil rights movement “with the help of the archives of the ADL.”

The ADL said that more than 1,600 people attended the daylong event, which included a range of sessions on anti-Semitism and hate.
MORE: https://www.timesofisrael.com/sacha-baron-cohen-calls-social-media-greatest-propaganda-machine-in-history/

#Sacha #Baron #Cohen #film #movie #ADL #Israel #Israeli #jewish #jew #hebrew #Middle East #photo #picture #politics #anti-semitism #Trump #usa #bds #social #net #web #internet #anti-Semitic #news #video #facebook #youtube #google #twitter

 

A very good start






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The first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) could not have gone better. Lead spacewalker ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is imaged here hitching a ride on the International Space Station’s 16-metre long robotic arm to kick off the first of four ventures to service the particle physics detector on 15 November.

While all spacewalks are a carefully planned and detailed affair, the four spacewalks for AMS are exceptionally difficult as the bus-sized dark matter detector was never designed to be maintained in space. But after three successful years of delivering ground breaking science, the decision was made to extend its lifetime.

The cooling pumps for AMS-02 need maintenance and without them it will no longer be able to collect data on the cosmic rays that are bombarding our planet. The first question spacewalk designers had to answer whether this was even possible.

The first spacewalk proved it was not only possible, but thanks to the planning and trained that began as early as 2017, Luca and his spacewalking partner Andrew Morgan could achieve more than scheduled – setting them in good stead for the next phase.

The spacewalk began, as they all do, with “prebreathing” for up to two hours. Similar to scuba divers, astronauts can suffer from the ‘bends’: quickly changing pressure can turn the nitrogen in human bodies into bubbles with serious symptoms. To avoid this, astronauts breathe pure oxygen to purge their bodies of nitrogen.

Luca and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan left the depressurised Quest airlock at 13:10 CET (12:10 GMT), with Luca grabbing the ride to AMS on the robotic arm controlled by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir while Drew ferried handrails and equipment by hand to the worksite.

The main task of this spacewalk was to remove the debris shield covering AMS, with an estimated three hours portioned for this task. Luca and Drew managed to jettison the debris shield to burn up safely in Earth’s atmosphere well ahead of schedule.

Luca and Drew also installed three handrails in the vicinity of AMS to prepare for the next spacewalks and removed zip ties on the AMS’ vertical support strut.

Amazingly, the duo were still well ahead of the six hours planned for the main task of removing the debris shield.

When time permits, mission control give spacewalkers some “get ahead” tasks. Although there were no get-ahead tasks planned for this spacewalk the duo was so far ahead of schedule that mission control agreed they continue work originally planned for the second AMS spacewalk. Luca removed the screws from a carbon-fibre cover under the insulation and passed the cover to Drew to jettison once again.

The pair cleaned up, took some photos of their killer views, gathered tools, and made their way back to the airlock, clocking in 6 hours and 39 minutes for this promising start to AMS maintenance.

The next spacewalk is scheduled for 22 November. Watch the spacewalk via ESA Web TV.

Got questions about AMS? Post them using the hashtag #SpacewalkForAMS on Twitter and follow the hashtag for the latest.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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A very good start






Image:

The first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) could not have gone better. Lead spacewalker ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is imaged here hitching a ride on the International Space Station’s 16-metre long robotic arm to kick off the first of four ventures to service the particle physics detector on 15 November.

While all spacewalks are a carefully planned and detailed affair, the four spacewalks for AMS are exceptionally difficult as the bus-sized dark matter detector was never designed to be maintained in space. But after three successful years of delivering ground breaking science, the decision was made to extend its lifetime.

The cooling pumps for AMS-02 need maintenance and without them it will no longer be able to collect data on the cosmic rays that are bombarding our planet. The first question spacewalk designers had to answer whether this was even possible.

The first spacewalk proved it was not only possible, but thanks to the planning and trained that began as early as 2017, Luca and his spacewalking partner Andrew Morgan could achieve more than scheduled – setting them in good stead for the next phase.

The spacewalk began, as they all do, with “prebreathing” for up to two hours. Similar to scuba divers, astronauts can suffer from the ‘bends’: quickly changing pressure can turn the nitrogen in human bodies into bubbles with serious symptoms. To avoid this, astronauts breathe pure oxygen to purge their bodies of nitrogen.

Luca and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan left the depressurised Quest airlock at 13:10 CET (12:10 GMT), with Luca grabbing the ride to AMS on the robotic arm controlled by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir while Drew ferried handrails and equipment by hand to the worksite.

The main task of this spacewalk was to remove the debris shield covering AMS, with an estimated three hours portioned for this task. Luca and Drew managed to jettison the debris shield to burn up safely in Earth’s atmosphere well ahead of schedule.

Luca and Drew also installed three handrails in the vicinity of AMS to prepare for the next spacewalks and removed zip ties on the AMS’ vertical support strut.

Amazingly, the duo were still well ahead of the six hours planned for the main task of removing the debris shield.

When time permits, mission control give spacewalkers some “get ahead” tasks. Although there were no get-ahead tasks planned for this spacewalk the duo was so far ahead of schedule that mission control agreed they continue work originally planned for the second AMS spacewalk. Luca removed the screws from a carbon-fibre cover under the insulation and passed the cover to Drew to jettison once again.

The pair cleaned up, took some photos of their killer views, gathered tools, and made their way back to the airlock, clocking in 6 hours and 39 minutes for this promising start to AMS maintenance.

The next spacewalk is scheduled for 22 November. Watch the spacewalk via ESA Web TV.

Got questions about AMS? Post them using the hashtag #SpacewalkForAMS on Twitter and follow the hashtag for the latest.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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**Did John Bolton use his last act in office to betray Trump?**

"As the New York Times reports, the Republicans spent the weekend backing away from their previous strategy of insisting that the Democrats have not provided any firsthand witnesses to the president’s instructions…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/did-john-bolton-use-his-last-act-in-office-to-betray-trump/

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The ESP32, Laid Bare


#microcontrollers #news #securityhacks #esp32 #glitching #security #hackaday
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The ESP32, Laid Bare

 

The ESP32, Laid Bare


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The ESP32, Laid Bare

 
**Why aren’t Americans rising up like we are seeing across the planet?**

"The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren’t Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? We live at…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/why-arent-americans-rising-up-like-we-are-seeing-across-the-planet/

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News | Tagesschau: Studie zum Klimawandel - Kinder leiden am meisten


Die "Generation Greta" hat es nun auch schwarz auf weiß: Der Klimawandel hat große Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit - vor allem bei Kindern. 100 Forscher warnen vor den Folgen in einem umfassenden Bericht.

Der Klimawandel schädigt bereits heute die Gesundheit vieler Menschen, insbesondere die von Kindern. Bei einem Weiterwirtschaften wie bisher "wird das Leben jedes heute geborenen Kindes tiefgreifend vom Klimawandel beeinträchtigt werden", berichtet das Konsortium The Lancet Countdown, zu dem rund 100 Experten gehören...

Meine Meinung: Und die Kinder? Denkt den Niemand an die Kinder?! Sorry ich konnte nicht wiederstehen. Vor allen nicht angesichts der verlogenen Klimapolitik!

Tags: #de #news #studie #klimawandel #klimapolitik #folgen #kinder #solidarität #fff #staat #system #kapitalismus #tagesschau #2019-11-14 #ravenbird #2019-11-15

 

One #Google Staffer Fired, Two Others Put on Leave Amid Tensions


Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-12/one-google-staffer-fired-two-others-put-on-leave-amid-tensions
The documents concerned a mandatory tool that was recently installed on the Google #Chrome browser on workers’ computers, the #employees said. In October, some Google employees raised concerns that the Chrome extension was an internal #surveillance tool designed to monitor their attempts to organize protests. It would automatically report staffers who create a calendar event with more than 10 rooms or 100 participants, according to an #employee memo that outlined concerns about the tool. A Google representative said the extension was merely an attempt to reduce calendar spam.
#economy #fail #news #protest

 

One #Google Staffer Fired, Two Others Put on Leave Amid Tensions


Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-12/one-google-staffer-fired-two-others-put-on-leave-amid-tensions
The documents concerned a mandatory tool that was recently installed on the Google #Chrome browser on workers’ computers, the #employees said. In October, some Google employees raised concerns that the Chrome extension was an internal #surveillance tool designed to monitor their attempts to organize protests. It would automatically report staffers who create a calendar event with more than 10 rooms or 100 participants, according to an #employee memo that outlined concerns about the tool. A Google representative said the extension was merely an attempt to reduce calendar spam.
#economy #fail #news #protest

 
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HF Propagation and Earthquakes





#interest #news #originalart #science #amateurradio #citizenscience #earthquake #prediction #hackaday
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HF Propagation and Earthquakes

 

HF Propagation and Earthquakes





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HF Propagation and Earthquakes

 
**Conservative writer says Senate Republicans who stick by Trump ‘should pay a steep price’**

"This week, the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is entering a new phase in the U.S. House of Representatives: three witnesses are getting ready to testify publicly (all of…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/conservative-writer-says-senate-republicans-who-stick-by-trump-should-pay-a-steep-price/

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**GOP panicking as voters increasingly abandon party in the Trump era: ‘A nightmare scenario’ for Republicans**

"A Washington Post report on this past week’s election in Virginia pointed out that the Republican Party is grappling with how to stem the flow of previously reliable voters who are turning…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/gop-panicking-as-voters-increasingly-abandon-party-in-the-trump-era-a-nightmare-scenario-for-republicans/

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News | Süddeutsche Zeitung: Masern zerstören das Krankheitsgedächtnis des Körpers


- Forscher zeigen erstmals, dass eine Masernerkrankung Immunzellen und Abwehrmoleküle nachhaltig zerstört.
- Die körpereigene Abwehr wird dadurch über Jahre geschwächt.
- Fachleute raten deshalb noch eindringlicher zu einer Masernimpfung.

Erstmals ist es Immunologen gelungen, die langfristige Beschädigung des körpereigenen Immunsystems durch eine Masernerkrankung nachzuweisen - und auch zu erklären. Wie ein britisches und ein amerikanisches Forscherteam jetzt in Science und Science Immunology berichten, vernichtet das Masernvirus sowohl schützende Biomoleküle, als auch die entscheidenden Immunzellen der körpereigenen Krankheitsabwehr. Folge dieser Zerstörung ist die schon lange bei Masernpatienten beobachtete "Immunamnesie", die mit einer erhöhten Anfälligkeit für Infektionen und auch einer erhöhten Sterblichkeit einhergeht...

Info: Gerade bei @Lady Death gesehen und für wichtig befunden.

Tags: #de #news #masern #impfung #gesundheit #medizin #immunsystem #forschung #impfung #süddeutsche #2019-11-01 #ravenbird #2019-11-10

 

News: Reportage aus Stroke-on-Trent - Wie der Brexit das Klima vergiftet


Die Spaltung ist hörbar und spürbar - gerade in Städten wie Stroke-on-Trent. Dort gab es eine klare Mehrheit für den Brexit. Und dort leben viele Migranten. Seit dem Referendum ist die Stimmung zunehmend feindselig.

Niedergang der Industrie, hohe Arbeitslosigkeit, Armut, soziale Probleme. Die Folgen davon sind in der Großstadt Stoke-on-Trent zwischen Birmingham und Manchester deutlich zu sehen. Sichtbar auch: der hohe Anteil von Migranten. Vor allem Menschen mit pakistanischem Hintergrund trifft man hier im Stadtteil Shelton - aber auch Europäer...

Audio: Web | MP3

Tags: #de #news #brexit #gb #großbritannien #stroke-on-trent #soziale-probleme #spaltung #rassismuss #fremdenfeindlichkeit #stimmung #arbeitslosigkeit #armut #tagesschau #ravenbird #2019-11-10

 
**GOP senators’ silence on Trump hearings suggests they may be considering impeachment seriously**

"Several Republican senators have taken a “vow of silence” on the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Maine Senator Susan Collins has described her position this way: “I am…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/gop-senators-silence-on-trump-hearings-suggests-they-may-be-considering-impeachment-seriously/

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News | RNZ: Tiny-Houses - Ein Dorf im Miniaturformat


Ein Bauwagen à la Peter Lustig, ein skandinavisches Holzhaus oder eine Loftwohnung mit Glasfassade: Im Fichtelgebirge entsteht eine ganze Siedlung aus unterschiedlichsten, winzigen Häuschen.

Von der Küchenzeile aus müssen sie sich nur bücken, um ins Bett zu kriechen. Oder einmal umdrehen, um am Laptop zu arbeiten. Drei Holzstufen führen zum grauen Sofa vor dem Fernseher, nur wenige Schritte ins Badezimmer. Stefanie Beck und Philipp Sanders haben keine extra Küche, kein eigenes Wohn- und Schlafzimmer. Sie essen, arbeiten, entspannen und schlafen in einem einzigen Raum - auf knapp 20 Quadratmetern Grundfläche...

Tags: #de #news #tiny-houses #dorf #fichtelgebirge #mehlmeisel #wohnen #rnz #2019-11-04 #ravenbird #2019-11-09

 
**Why it’s time to end Medicare-for-All denial**

"by James G. Kahn On November 1, Elizabeth Warren released her financing plan for Medicare for All. Overall health care costs decrease, with simplified paperwork, lower drug costs, and a controlled…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/why-its-time-to-end-medicare-for-all-denial/

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**Michael Bloomberg moves to enter the 2020 race for president**

"Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now preparing to enter the 2020 Democratic race for president, multiple reports revealed on Thursday. The New York Times was first to report…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/michael-bloomberg-moves-to-enter-the-2020-race-for-president/

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**Senate Republicans discover their impeachment silver bullet is backfiring**

"It wasn’t supposed to be like this. After House Democrats opened an impeachment inquiry, Republicans were supposed to be able to flail around wildly while hurling words like “witch hunt”…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/senate-republicans-discover-their-impeachment-silver-bullet-is-backfiring/

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News | RNZ: Cannabis-Satire - ZDF-"heute-show" hat Ärger mit der Polizei Heilbronn


In einem Beitrag wurde die Fotomontage eines Polizeisprechers beim Joint-Anzünden gezeigt.

Über einen der jüngsten Gags der ZDF-Satiresendung "heute-show" kann die Heilbronner Polizei derzeit überhaupt nicht lachen. Sie prüfe rechtliche Schritte gegen den Fernsehsender, teilte die Polizei mit. In der Show lief am Freitagabend ein Satirebericht mit dem Titel "The Big Bong Theory" über die Legalisierung von Cannabis. Dabei wurde auch die Fotomontage eines Heilbronner Polizeisprechers gezeigt, der beim Anzünden eines Joints behilflich ist. Auch der gezeigte Polizist erwäge persönlich rechtliche Schritte, bestätigte die Polizei am Mittwoch...

Tags: #de #news #deutschland #bawü #heilbronn #heute-show #cannabis-satire #polizei #rnz #ravenbird #2019-11-06

 
**How Mike Pence’s office meddled in foreign aid to reroute money to favored Christian groups**

"Officials at USAID warned that favoring Christian groups in Iraq could be unconstitutional and inflame religious tensions. When one colleague lost her job, they said she had been “Penced.”"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/how-mike-pences-office-meddled-in-foreign-aid-to-reroute-money-to-favored-christian-groups/

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News | Tagesschau: Großbritannien - Ein Bericht mit Sprengkraft?


In Großbritannien liegt ein Bericht über eine mögliche russische Beeinflussung beim Brexit-Referendum vor. Doch die Regierung verzögert die Veröffentlichung vor der Wahl im Dezember. Warum?

Audio: Web | MP3

Tags: #de #news #großbritannien #gb #russland #brexit #brexit-referendum #manipulation #tagesschau #2019-11-05 #ravenbird #2019-11-06

 
**How a ‘historic’ ruling in Alaska could provide a roadmap to defeating Citizens United**

"A ruling in a court in Alaska Monday could open the door to imposing more restrictions on super PACs and possibly reversing the infamous 2012 Citizens United by the U.S. Supreme Court…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/how-a-historic-ruling-in-alaska-could-provide-a-roadmap-to-defeating-citizens-united/

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News | Tagesschau: Appell in Fachzeitschrift 11.000 Forscher warnen vor Klimanotfall


Knapp vier Wochen vor dem UN-Klimagipfel warnen 11.000 Wissenschaftler vor einem "Weiter So" beim Klimawandel. Die Erderwärmung nehme weiter rapide zu. Der Menschheit stünde "nie dagewesenes Leid" bevor.

Der Menschheit steht nach Überzeugung von Wissenschaftlern aus aller Welt "noch nie dagewesenes Leid" bevor, wenn sie nicht ernsthaft gegen die Erderwärmung kämpft. Trotz aller Warnungen in den vergangenen vier Jahrzehnten nehme die Erderwärmung weiterhin rapide zu, warnten mehr als 11.000 Forscher in einem gemeinsamen Appell in der Fachzeitschrift "BioScience"...

Tags: #de #news #forscher #appell #klimanotfall #klima #klimawandel #wissenschaftler #tagesschau #ravenbird #2019-11-05

 

News | Tagesschau: Pläne der Regierung - Wasserstoff soll "Schlüsselrohstoff" werden


Beim Batterieantrieb hat sich Deutschland überholen lassen, bei der Wasserstofftechnologie will die Regierung schneller handeln: Vier Ministerien arbeiten an einem Strategiepapier mit ehrgeizigen Zielen.

Beim Thema Elektromobilität hat die Bundesregierung nach Meinung von Experten wertvolle Jahre verstreichen lassen, um die entscheidenden Weichen zu stellen. Jetzt drängt die Zeit, denn um die Klimaziele 2030 zu schaffen, müssen weitere Verbrennungsmotoren durch Fahrzeuge mit emissionsärmerem Antrieb ersetzt werden...

Meine Meinung: Das kommt denen aber reichlich früh. Ich erinnere mich noch gut daran als man exklusiv auf den Elektroantrieb setzte und alle anderen Technologien wie das Kinde mit der Wanne ausgeschüttet hat!

Tags: #de #news #deutschland #regierung #wasserstoff #schlüsselrohstoff #strategie #heuchelei #wasserstofftechnologie #tagesschau #ravenbird #2019-11-05

 

#Dresden: The German #city that declared a 'Nazi #emergency'


Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50266955
"'Nazinotstand' means - similar to the #climate emergency - that we have a serious problem. The open democratic society is threatened," local councillor Max #Aschenbach, who tabled the motion, told the BBC.
#Germany #europe #democracy #problem #noNazis #nazi #racism #politics #violence #news

 

#Dresden: The German #city that declared a 'Nazi #emergency'


Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50266955
"'Nazinotstand' means - similar to the #climate emergency - that we have a serious problem. The open democratic society is threatened," local councillor Max #Aschenbach, who tabled the motion, told the BBC.
#Germany #europe #democracy #problem #noNazis #nazi #racism #politics #violence #news

 
**New poll finds Trump’s base is slipping — a sign that there’s still hope for humanity**

"I’ve been waiting almost three years to see some significant slippage in the president’s approval numbers among Republicans, and I’ve been consistently disappointed. This isn’t political disappointment. It’s more about maintaining some…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/new-polls-finds-trumps-base-is-slipping-a-sign-that-theres-still-hope-for-humanity/

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**Border agents can now get classified intel — and experts say it’s a perilous policy**

"ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Pushing further toward its goal of “extreme…"

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/border-agents-can-now-get-classified-intel-and-experts-say-its-a-perilous-policy/

#news #bot
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Earth from Space: Halloween crack






Video: 00:02:57

In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over cracks in the Brunt ice shelf, which lies in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica.

See also Halloween crack to download the image.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Earth from Space: Halloween crack






Video: 00:02:57

In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over cracks in the Brunt ice shelf, which lies in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica.

See also Halloween crack to download the image.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2

 

Craving for cold isolation – research doctor rotation in Antarctica








Did you know the largest desert in the world is also the coldest place in the world? In the heart of Antarctica, where temperatures can drop to –80°C, life is so hard there is no life to be found as even bacteria cannot survive.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2

 

Craving for cold isolation – research doctor rotation in Antarctica








Did you know the largest desert in the world is also the coldest place in the world? In the heart of Antarctica, where temperatures can drop to –80°C, life is so hard there is no life to be found as even bacteria cannot survive.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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News | Tagesschau: Klage im Flüchtlingsstreit - Mangelnde Solidarität kann EU-Recht brechen


Mit der Weigerung, Flüchtlinge aufzunehmen, haben Ungarn, Polen und Tschechien 2015 gegen EU-Recht verstoßen. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt ein Gutachten im laufenden EuGH-Verfahren. Das könnte das Urteil maßgeblich beeinflussen...

Meine Meinung: Interessant wird es wenn klar wird welche Konsequenzen diese mangelnde Solidarität für die entsprechenden Länder hat bzw. ob es für sie überhaupt Konsequenzen hat. Und wenn es wirklich wirksame Konsequenzen hat, ob man das daraus erwachsende Solidaritätskonzept auch auf andere Bereiche der EU ableiten kann.

Tags: #de #news #eu #europäische-union #solidarität #flüchtlinge #ungarn #polen #tschechien #meinung #tagesschau #2019-10-31 #ravenbird #2019-11-01