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The new power of the lords lackeys

The usa rediscovers the un

A tiny war, not worth mentioning. A war in vacation format. Only one enemy up to the teeth with weapons of mass destruction rustet. But already bush ii. The people of france have taken offense at this war, which was not a war, and at this peace, which is not a peace and does not want to be a peace. The biggest budget shortfall since presidential commemoration, u.S. Soldiers killed in iraq every day, war president’s dwindling popularity curves. Already the vietnam war syndrome beckons from afar. Bush must get out of this unforeseen war after war. Hurry! Anything else will cost him a second term, if he has not already gambled it away with the ever-greater shambles in and around baghdad.

Americans are patriots as long as wars are manageable and their eyes are diverted to the economy and their own portfolio. Bush’s father was dropped by the election snode after his victory: it’s the economy, stupid. But the americans’ favorite war game of first winning and then leaving the costly and perilous scramble and reconstruction to friendly auxiliaries could this time pose more difficulties than expected.

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Blogs lag news media by 2.5 hours

Nevertheless, according to a comprehensive study by us scientists, some political blogs are faster than the news media in picking up news

Traditional media have a reputation for being slow. This is true for news published in print media. They are always too late compared to the internet or other 24-hour media such as radio or television. But when it comes to who’s faster, the online newsrooms of traditional media continue to unsurprisingly triumph over bloggers. Normally, according to a study by jure leskovec, lars backstrom and jon kleinberg of cornell, respectively. Stanford university uber die letzten drei monate der us-prasidentwahl vom 1. August until 31. October 2008, a head start of 2.5 hours was.

Supposedly, this is the first study to use a huge amount of data to analyze exactly where which news items were first published online, how they spread and when they disappear again into digital nirvana. Analyzed were 20.000 online media websites represented in google news and 1.6 million blogs, as well as 90 million texts, to track specific phrases and short sentences and their variations. Quotations assigned to specific people were selected, which can be easily tracked and also gradually vary. The variations are even very high, say the scientists. Longer text sections or whole articles, on the other hand, cannot really be traced yet, as the complexity increases immensely here.

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Bought security council?

Bribery and aid money

The english medical journal lancet is a constant source of political scandal (cf. War cost 650.000 iraqi deaths). The public reaction to the hugely inflated numbers of civilian casualties in iraq brought the prestigious journal to a rude attention beyond its normal readership. Now another scandal is about to be published in the lancet. It is about money intended for aid. A considerable part of it is to be used by the u.S. To bribe members of the un security council for political purposes.

"Very timely" to the pre-christmas season, when aid to the world’s poor and disadvantaged is writ large, the observer yesterday (sunday) published scandalous findings of a research report that will be presented in more detail in the next ie of the lancet.

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Sabotaging primeval father of the milky way

First galaxies after the big bang were tiny ones, whose radiation prevented the formation of further dwarf galaxies

By observing the light of distant quasars, a two-headed us astrophysics team was able to confirm the old thesis of re-ionization about the evolution of the universe in its early phase. As the universe gradually cooled, the stars in the young new galaxies emitted high-energy ultraviolet radiation that literally tore the material for more small galaxies to pieces. In this way the way for the large galaxies became free.

How wondrous it is that much in this world is or seems to be as we are able to experience it with our senses and artistic instruments, if one leaves aside for a moment the "things" we will not be able to answer questions that we have not yet grasped and understood with our senses and artificial instruments – such as the true nature of nebulous dark matter or the true nature of black holes. Nevertheless, we should be grateful to the cosmic, geological and biological evolution that since the "big bang", which according to the latest calculations of wmap generated matter, space and time 13.7 billion years ago, it has adjusted all switches in the habitable zone of our galaxy and our solar system so precisely that we can think about these questions here and now.

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Greens fear health risks from umts

New limits and safety distances demanded

Lower saxony’s grunen want information from the state government on the health risks posed by umts mobile communications. In view of the many radio stations, there is growing uneasiness among the population, stated the deputy chairman of the parliamentary group, enno hagenah, on monday. The grunes demand more precaution against electrosmog.

Are there criteria of the state government for the protection of citizens from electrosmog?? This is the core of a question of the lower saxony grunes to the state government. In view of the renewal of transmission masts for umts mobile radio, the grunen consider it necessary that limit values and safety distances be determined and, above all, that information be provided about them.

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“Hard on yourself, hard on your own”

Everyday life in the countryside with all its envy, hatred and sexual abuse: "tannod"

Suddeutschland, funfziger years: a complete farmer family including children and maid is bestial murdered. Andrea maria schenkel sets out in search of the murderer and finally finds what she is looking for in a small village. But even more interesting than the question of who the culprit is, are her precise and subtle observations of a social milieu fed by catholicism, post-fascism and unbroken male power.

When the danner family is found slain on their farm by neighbors one noon, the excitement in the village is as gross as the pity is slight. Because none of the villagers really liked the inhabitants of the remote estate tannod. Some consider them to be breadwinners, others feel betrayed by the old danner. As long as the perpetrator has not yet been identified, there is still a lot of room for rumors about the motives.

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Contact tracking: praise for luca, telekom and sap contrary

Contact tracking: praise for Luca, Telekom and SAP contrary

Bund and lander have agreed in the first marwoche that in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic "the mandatory documentation for contact tracking can also be done in electronic form, for example via apps". In the light of the public is currently the luca app of the berlin startups nexenio, for the particular smudo from the fanta four drums.

The mobile application has many fans. Through the lockdown dehydrated industries such as gastronomy and culture, it hopes a rough step towards open concepts. Mecklenburg-vorpommern’s minister presentess manuela schwesig (spd) rally on sunday that the luca app is the first federal state flat, voluntarily and "for free" insert flat-end in all open-minded areas and so "tagging" end. Licenses for the operators pay the state government, people without smartphone could be a keychang "in retail, restaurant or gym" log in. The license and operation for one year should be 440 together.000 euro costs, it is called in the contract already closed on friday.

The heads of the state and senate law firms of the countries currently advise with the boss of the federal chancellery, helge braun (cdu), over a possible federal solution. Time, place and accessibility of the contact person had to do it "to be documented sufficiently pracisse and the data in the case of an infectious events directly to the state health department are provided in a usable form", had it in advance. Be conceivable but also, "a technical gateway for access to health stores" to develop and designed for sormas.

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“Evacuation of migrants from libya”

Protests against slave trade in libya. Screenshot of a video, youtube

A new refugee deal? Africa-eu summit agrees on joint action plan. It is also about a reordering of libya

The french president, speaking in ouagadougou, had said that migrants stuck in libya should be evacuated and hinted at a plan to do so. Now first concrete outlines become known. European and african leaders agreed on something on the sidelines of the abidjan summit that would make it "never existed", writes robin alexander ("the driven") in the world:

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Bird, airplanes and spaceships

The dream of flying dies when it is realized.

We can no longer experience the flight of the bird as our ancestors experienced it: as an impossible dream. Birds are no longer those creatures that inhabit the space between us and the sky, but they now inhabit the space between our cars and sports planes. From links between animals and angels they became the object for the study of behavioral research. If we include our experience with birds in that of our ancestors, we will have to say that all birds are to us what chickens were to them: bad flying creatures. Now, such a change in our attitude towards birds and flying, caused by aviation and space travel, has a significant effect on our world view. We have lost one of the traditional ideals of freedom and the concrete view of the "sublime" lost.

Trying to settle into our ancestors’ view of flying is complicated by two factors: our own view of flying and the myth of flying. The two difficulties grind our attachment to our tradition in two opposite ways: the first excludes us from the tradition and the second refreshes us to participate in it in an entirely new way. In other words, as a result of the new view of the bird’s flight we can no longer understand how our ancestors saw it. And since we participate in the same myth of flight, we do not understand how our ancestors brought together the view of flight with the myth. The two difficulties i will try to explain.

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The terrorists and the child pornography

Once again, claims are circulating in the media that islamist terrorists are encrypting secret messages in images through steganography

Islamic terrorist suspects are once again allegedly using images to secretly exchange encrypted messages. They use child pornography images to do so, it is said, and use steganography to make secret messages and escape the watchful eye of security forces who are not equipped to do so. The british times claims to have learned that british intelligence agencies and scotland yard, in raids in the uk, have come across a "link between terror plots and hardcore child pornography" had been pushed. These were probably some of the most advanced plots, the report adds. Child pornography was also found in suspected terrorists in italy and spain, and in italy as early as 2001. Terrorists encode messages into images, times says, exploiting padophile websites as secure ways to share information.

After the reference to the alleged use of child pornography as a means of communication for islamist terrorists, however, it is then said that intelligence services and police do not actually know whether the suspects had only collected the images out of sexual interest or whether they had really used them as a means of communication as well. In one case, 12, and in another, 40.000 images found.