Friday 30th of July 2021

Blogs

peace...

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On 18 June 2021 the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a remarkable, moving speech. The occasion was the opening of the exhibition “Dimensions of a Crime.

why trump was shut down by big tech...

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Hey all, it’s Kurt. Donald Trump built his presidency on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube. But times have certainly changed. On Wednesday, Trump sued all three companies, and their respective chief executive officers, claiming they violated the First Amendment by banning or suspending his accounts following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

On the surface, a former U.S. president personally suing the CEOs of some of the country’s largest technology companies sounds like a huge deal. As with many things Trump, the reality is more subdued.

nuts and bolts of the industrial revolution...

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One of the rare honest statements by Bill Gates was his remark in early 2021 that if you think covid measures are bad, wait until the measures for global warming.

 

crushing conspiracies...

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... Their charges take the form of bare assertion: “The election is rigged!” Yet the accusation does not point to any evidence of fraud. Or take Pizzagate, the claim that Hillary Clinton is running a child sex-trafficking ring in a pizzeria in Washington, DC. It doesn’t connect to a single observable thing in the world—it’s sheer fabulation. And in America, this new conspiracism now comes directly from the president, who employs his office to impose his compromised sense of reality on the nation.

 

more power to big brother...

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President Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for thousands of miles of new transmission lines to move electricity created by renewable energy sources, like Duke Energy’s Holstein Solar Project near Wingate, Texas, across the country.

 

Read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/11/business/energy-environment/biden-climate-transmission-lines.html

galactica-ish...

 

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The height reached by Sir Richard in the rocket plane, known as Unity, was 85km (282,000ft; 53 miles).

locked up...

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The upward trend of COVID-19 infections in NSW is expected to continue today and exceed 100 cases, Premier Gladys Berejiklian warns. 

in the footsteps of giants...

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 A fleet of private jets, unparalleled access to the corridors of power, an honour bestowed by royalty, and stratospheric wealth — Australian Lex Greensill was every inch the corporate titan.

why the US isn't winning wars...

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Raytheon Technologies Corporation, the nation’s second-largest defense contractor, has launched an “anti-racism” program that promotes critical race theory, rejects the principle of “equality,” and instructs employees to “identify [their] privilege”—or else.

getting to speed on china...

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One of the most important skills a journalist needs is the skill of research. Proper research and investigation even into the most simple of stories is vitally important, news should be accurate, verified and unbiased. However, when it comes to China, Western news is often very wrong. Sometimes erroneous but given the number of errors, this seems unlikely and certainly unprofessional.

 

of pet tuna...

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Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” – which the World Health Organization calls one of the top global threats to public health – usually conjure images of hospital settings. But research may point to a less-obvious source: the family dog.

defund/defend the police...

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THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES on Thursday [May 20 2021] approved an expanded budget for the U.S. Capitol Police in a supplemental piece of legislation that passed by a single vote.

Democratic Reps. Cori Bush of Missouri, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts voted to take the measure down, but Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman of New York, along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, voted present.

automatic killer robots...

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We have already tackled the concept of machines doing human tasks. In the days of real style, when the king/emperor golden carpets and pourpre corridors were more important than servants — these machines, I think called automatons then, designed to amuse bored royals, while looking humans (the machines, the royals never did) were doing things like playing music or drawing cartoons. See: https://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/30130

 

un-european UK to sail to the pacific...

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On a number of occasions, the New Eastern Outlook has reported about the much more active and multi-faceted role the United Kingdom has been playing on the global stage in recent years, including in political, economic and defense spheres. This change occurred during the protracted process of the UK leaving the European Union, which began after the Brexit referendum had taken place on July 23, 2016.

an offer of peace...

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 MOSCOW, July 9 (Reuters) - A Taliban delegation in Moscow said on Friday that the group controlled over 85% of territory in Afghanistan and reassured Russia it would not allow the country to be used as a platform to attack others.

Foreign forces, including the United States, are withdrawing after almost 20 years of fighting, a move that has emboldened Taliban insurgents to try to gain fresh territory in Afghanistan.

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