Afghanistan: clearing up bitterly needed

Can awacs help?

Al qaeda mobilizes and warns of more attacks in afghanistan – how much of it is propaganda?? The borderland between pakistan and afghanistan is becoming the new jihado park for more and more holy warriors who have been plying their diabolical trade on the former main battlefield in the war on terror, iraq – how much of this is mythmaking, how much more alarming trend?? Pakistan tries to pit good taliban against bad, a successful transfer of the awaking movement to afghanistan? How well were the two camps of the taliban separated then?

U.S. Troop casualties rise sharply and accidents pile up – how nervous are deployed soldiers in afghanistan?? "Pinpoint airstrikes" hit a wedding party for the umpteenth time – the apparent indistinguishability between civilians and taliban warriors remains an integral part of nato’s warfare strategy?

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The private meetings of the rich and powerful

Every year, a series of unofficial conferences takes place, leaving the burghers out in front

In davos it starts again: the colorful round of international private events, where the rich and powerful of this world meet to chat and decide about the less rich and less powerful of this world. These private meetings may pay also again and again the taxpayer. Sociologist hans jurgen krysmanski from the university of munster is tracking down these meetings with a research project on "structures and actors of wealth".

The poor are also poor in controlling their own data: every hartz iv recipient must share his most intimate details, such as account balance and bed partner, with the authorities on pain of starvation.The sociological literature is rich in research findings on the lower social classes. Not so with the company’s landlords. If capital is as shy as a deer, the rich man shies away from society’s gaze into his wallet and into his country-style villa.

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“Little children come!”

An adaptation from "the human comody"

Around noon, a heavy snowstorm set in, steaming the sounds coming into my apartment from the festively lit gartnerplatz. The night before, against my better judgment, i had drunk one or two mugs of mulled wine with a shot, and the steamed noises were just what i needed. Carefully, so as not to shake my alcohol-soaked brain unnecessarily, i turned to the other side and pulled the blanket over my head, but after a while i could no longer ignore the blinking of a herd of reindeer that entered my bedroom with the icy air.

Angrily i kicked the blanket away and shuffled to the window. Even though i appreciated the christmas decorations on the shop windows and the shining lights, driving a herd of cloven-hoofed animals across the square was too much of a good thing. The view out of the window did not help to lift my spirits, because the perpetrators of the christmas rest was by no means a gathering of frightened, cute hoofed animals, but a demonstration of the "new german right". One of the neo-nazi parties, which like herpes simply could not be killed, had chosen gartnerplatz of all places to demonstrate its intolerance. The fact that almost the entire federal executive committee of the afd (the "anal-fixated germans", of a relatively young party that, apart from its remarkably appropriate name, had no program at all) had mingled with the history-forgetting wutburgers, did not make the sight any better.

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Childhood as a nightmare

Childhood as a nightmare

Image: initiative "syria, art and flight"

Millions of people growing up literally know nothing but war – the report "war on children 2020" also offers a gender-specific analysis for the first time

The situation for children in the conflicts of this world proves to be an absolute man-made catastrophe. Millions of adolescents become victims, and that in many respects. On the scenes of war, terror, expulsion, ethnic conflicts, along the lines of conflict between the major and regional powers, they are the most helpless and at the same time the ones who suffer the worst and most enduring circumstances.

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Air traffic discount

Air traffic discount

Refueling of a us c-5a galaxy. Image: dod

The energy and climate weekly: inconsistencies in the energy system, follow-up costs of lignite, and a strange boll foundation alliance

On thursday, thousands of people took to the streets under the slogan "save energy transition" on the streets. The call was made by the german renewable energy federation (bee), the german farmers’ association (dbv) and ig metall kuste. In addition to climate protection, the industry representatives were primarily concerned with preserving jobs in the renewable energy sector in germany.

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Which calendar is valid in space

The mars exploration rover’s early anniversary points to continuing colonialist tendencies in spaceflight

The media celebrated the service anniversary of the us mars rovers spirit and opportunity with gross self-indulgence at the beginning of the year. Five years ago the robots landed on the red planet and are still active, a nasa press release said. The original estimated duration of three months had been exceeded by a factor of twenty. This was then also reflected in all articles in such a way. No one seemed to wonder why the earth calendar was used for an anniversary celebration on mars.

Rover spirit shows itself in its shadow. Image: nasa

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Eu election: conservatives lose to right-wing parties

Eu election: conservatives lose to right-wing parties

According to polls, social democrats could become the largest political group, almost a third of seats fall to right-wing and anti-eu parties

Elections for the european parliament at the end of may. It can be amed that right-wing, nationalist and anti-european parties will become significantly stronger. The decision in switzerland to oppose "mass immigration" from eu countries has challenged the right-wing populist parties and their slogans in other eu countries. They have now increasingly switched from anti-muslim to anti-european, because that apparently goes down better.

Eu election: conservatives lose to right-wing parties

Plenary hall of the european parliament in strasbourg. Image: claude truong-ngoc.0

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Read immediately, otherwise what happens!

The 11. September 2001 unleashed a whole series of chain letters. Their success is based on emotion, credulity and lack of information

Very popular were conspiracy theories. No sooner had the smoke cleared after the terrorist attacks in new york and washington than the first chain mails spread around the globe. Nostradamus, he said in one, had predicted the attacks hundreds of years ago, because he wrote: "die zwillinge, die auseinandergerissen werden/ die festung, die standhalt/ und wenn die grobe stadt in flammen liegt/ beginnt der dritte grobe krieg." that sounded sufficiently mysterious to ensure enormous circulation of the quatrain. The mail became even more mysterious by its date. The statement of the dubious prophet was sometimes dated 1654. The physician michael de nostre dame died however already 1566 in salon-de-craux.

There are several factors that enable the success of chain or avalanche mails. The most important is naivety, for example in the case of promised bonuses, which flutter into the house when forwarded by check (which the anonymous sender himself did not want to believe at first, until he actually received the money). The austrian side lucifer.At has done the math:

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Ironic details

Drinks and advertisements for scientists

Writing about a conference like the world conference on science can be quite exhausting. I just felt the same way. So i took a break and went to the table where the drinks are to quench the thirst of sweating journalists. Well, it was not that bad. But the choice was limited: mineral water or some kind of grapefruit lemonade. Because i had already drunk enough water, i took the other drink.

After sitting at my computer again, i took a cursory glance at the label of the can. The information triggered mixed feelings. On the one hand, i should be honored, because it seems that the people who make this concoction, whose taste, by the way, does not resemble grapefruit in any way, have developed it directly for us. This drink, as it is written on the can, is recommended "is recommended mainly for dynamic people who are under constant physical and mental effort."

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Everything that can still use, must personally in the stadium

Only dead people were allowed to sell their world cup 2006 tickets

The time is approaching when the "world as a guest of friends" the world cup 2006 is already casting its data shadows. But when it comes to personalized tickets, there is a great deal of confusion.

Actually, we have always known it: a true fan can be seen in the stadium with freshly stitched wounds, drip and catheter if necessary. If, on the other hand, he is dead, he will be forced to skip the eagerly awaited game. The rules for exchanging or transferring personalized tickets are similar. The transfer of the personalized tickets. "In general, tickets cannot be returned or exchanged. Only in special cases (such as death or serious illness) tickets can be transferred to other persons with the consent of the oc" was the answer to any questions from contemporaries who were unwilling to abide by the rules established for the safety of all.

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